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Unemployment: What Is Obama's Plan B?

06/22/2011 05:35 pm ET | Updated Aug 22, 2011
  • Erich Origen Comedy writer, performer, and New York Times bestselling author.

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(Image above from the graphic novel The Adventures of Unemployed Man, featuring Obama, Unemployed Man, and his aging sidekick Plan B.)

With unemployment remaining a major issue in the 2012 presidential campaign, it's clear that Obama needs a Plan B for job creation. Such a plan could include:

  • Repurposing shuttered GM factories for alternative energy manufacturing
  • Establishing a Works Progress Administration-style program for infrastructure building and repair
  • A new round of stimulus that restores the money for state and local governments that was removed by the GOP from the original stimulus plan
  • A mix of regulations and/or tariffs that would make domestic labor more desirable to US companies than offshoring.

What do you think Obama's Plan B should be for job creation? Please leave your answer in the comments below.

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