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.


(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.