Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our troubled economy is a very mixed picture

It felt good to see again a news conference that was not so staged and artificial like many of us have witnessed for the past eight years. I’m not sure I can buy into with complete confidence the stimulus package President Obama is selling. However, I get the feeling from his demeanor that there is an urgency far beyond the understanding of his critics. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger 3rd, the pilot that eased his plane down in the Hudson Bay saving 155 people, knew he needed to fall back on his training and skills the moment he discovered both engines failed after take off. I believe Economists advising President Obama exist in Mr. Sullenberger’s moment of urgency. Apparently they feel, their training, skills, and understanding of the economy, dictate an immediate action. Some of us, like some of the passengers on that US Airways A320, don’t really see and understand all the options; it is a mixed complicated picture. The President’s news conference left me with this thought: The passengers on the US Airways A320 only option when both engines failed was to put their faith in the skills and training of the pilot. Americans like myself, only option, is to hope that our leaders are listening to the right people and will make the right moves.


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