While there is nothing to celebrate until job numbers turn around, the President cites the recent dramatic turnaround in gross domestic product as a sign of better things to come. He also applauds the fact that the Recovery Act has now created or saved more than a million jobs.
I can attest to the fact there are jobs being created. When I traveled not only did I see the wind farms being built there were roads being rebuilt but there are buildings and houses being built everywhere between my home and Chicago.. That's 500 miles of rebuilding. My uncle and I talked that the entire state of Illinois was under construction. Iowa was almost that bad.
One of the things that I found was really neat about Iowa.. all of the rest areas in Iowa had wireless internet in them. Yep, Iowa is getting to the modern era a lot faster than some of our other more forward states...lol.
Just 15 miles from me, they built a new Target Store.. and there is another one only 9 miles from it.. So don't tell me we are in too bad a shape if they can do that. Not to mention the fact the intersection where the store is, has a Home Depot, Wal-Mart and more restaurants than you can count. There is so much traffic there they have had to rebuild it into a 4 lane street and are now redoing it again and making it into a 6 lane because it is so busy. This is a new street that wasn't even a through street 10 years ago, it was just a by way to get to the hospital. Now it is a major street and has grown into a through-way almost.
So contrary to what the media would have people to believe, there is growth in our economy in places. There has been very little slow down here in Missouri that I have seen. The construction has gone on all the time, roads were built, new stores were opened and people still shopped every day.
But, enough.. you want to hear the president.. so here he is....