India is building infrastructure and encouraging private enterprise. The US should invest and partner, not ignore and protect. We run the risk of becoming less relevant in Southeast Asia -- and the world.
If the U.S. government selected 10 technology-based small businesses and gave each one $25 million, we could build the proper infrastructure to solve ten of the biggest problems facing our country today.
Obama has insisted that the Bush era tax cuts, which expire this year, be extended for "only" about 98 percent of Americans, but not for households making over $250,000 a year. Hard to argue with that, but watch the GOP try.
As San Bruno struggles to recover from the deadly PG&E pipeline blast and fire, many are asking why the California utility spent tens of millions of dollars on politics before they repaired crumbling pipelines.
Obama's speech hit most of the right points, but still seemed a bit tone deaf. It's inexplicable that he would wait until the election was so close before giving a speech that could generate some excitement.
Sure, it's great that the president is talking about spending $50 billion on infrastructure. But when $50 billion is put up against double that amount in corporate tax cuts, it seems the administration's priorities are all screwed up.
Obama noted this plan "will change the way Washington spends your tax dollars." Given it's our tax dollars, I want to make a request. Let's have an online system through which the government can articulate success to the broader population.