President Obama's plan to create infrastructure jobs to get America working again has merit and could possibly be a key move in correcting this economic downturn, but his tax plan for the wealthy is, sadly, going to be counter-productive.
In addressing Congress for the first time since taking office, President Barack Obama stashed away his negative rhetoric and turned to his strength — positive messages. He promised an end to the economic struggles of this country; He promised a government plan that would end the doldrums and bring out the competitive fire in our workforce; He promised a resurgent America.
The bailouts appear to be a failure, there is little confidence in the stimulus package and — most importantly — the public is still scared. It is very hard to see the rainbow through the economic clouds still hanging over America.
It’s not often that a city employee – especially the city’s top executive - gets honored for, well, doing his job, unless it is an honor bestowed by a peer group or association. Then again, not too many city employees have pulled the rabbit out of the hat quite like Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell.