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Updated on September 9, 2011

Permit it to work.

The phrase, "The Cat is Out of the Bag", would be an understatement, considering the fact that President Barack Obama revealed his closely guarded and ambitious plan to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, and for that matter, the nation as a whole, yesterday.

In most part, it was nothing new; as a leading Republican Senator described it as a "tired agenda". (Fox News report, 8/9/11). However, it contained most of the ideas that have been embraced by both parties in Congress; yet, for some reason, members have danced around them in the past, and forced them to become continuous nuisances.

Those stalemates have come about, because of party politics; and they have been standing in the way of progress. They must therefore be dealt with.

The president has proposed some of those ideas before; but the Congressional Republican Party, both leadership and membership, have opposed them or replaced them with their own uncompromising ones.

Owing to the high unemployment rate, job creation has been foremost on the president's mind; but each time he laid out a plan to tackle it, the opposition replied with its own divergent idiosyncrasies to stall the president's plan; to put it another way.

This time around, there are commonalities in the Obama Job Plan; such as, tax cuts, tax credits, payroll tax reduction, are all included in it. Also, the desire to fix the crumbling and dilapidated infrastructure across the country, has been acceptable by both parties in the past, is mentioned once more. Therefore, there is no possible excuse to stop the plan from being implemented.

He urged Congress to pass a bill forthwith, in light of a slow economy and high unemployment faictors.

Millions of Americans were out of work, and they and their families were hurting economically. It would even be patriotic on the part of the opposition to get something done immediately, to alleviate the heavy burden of "making ends meet" on some of their countrymen and women, due to the fact that they could not find work.

It would therefore be incumbent on the Republicans in Congress to stop playing politics, in view of the dire economic situation that the country found itself under; and cooperated with the Obama administration to carry out the programs that would help the economy to get back on its feet once again; if nothing, but for the sake of patriotism.

The die is cast.


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