The Daily Caller interviewed Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D) IL and he had an interesting idea and made it sound like it may actually be under consideration. It is to declare a national emergency and have the federal government directly hire millions of Americans to rebuild the nation and our economy.
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.”
Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.
“I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,” Jackson said. “He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.”
This is the type of action that the people want to see. It's Extreme but I think the American people would overwhelmingly side with the President if he were to do this and punish those who stood in the way. I really would love to see this. I'd love to see the Republicans and right wing media freak out and try to stop it and watch the entire nation turn against them with a vengeance that they probably cannot even fathom at this point.
Obama, please do this. It would be the bravest move a President has made in probably a hundred years or so but it is probably what is required for these times. Occupy Wall Street is a great thing but it alone may not be enough to turn the tide. We can't lose in 2012 and we all need to know exactly where you stand and where they stand when it comes to putting Americans back to work and rebuilding America for the good of our nation.