Who says politicians could not walk and chew gum at the same time? For those skeptics who said that Obama’s number one concern should not have been healthcare but jobs will now begin to search for something else to complain about. This president promised to tackle the tough issues facing this nation and has done nothing but delivery on promise after promise yet and still can not garner even the smallest of respect. Make no mistake about it, there will be concerns expressed that will be an honest shortcoming of this president but as quickly as those who oppose him are to criticize, one would expect that they would take the same amount of time to give him just a little credit.
“President Barack Obama announced a host of new trade deals with India supporting tens of thousands of U.S. jobs Saturday as he began a 10-day trip through Asia on a determinedly domestic note.” “As we look to India today, the United States sees the opportunity to sell our exports in one of the fastest growing markets in the world.” “Obama said it should be a “win-win” relationship with India, but in a nod to U.S. sensibilities he also acknowledged concerns in the U.S. about outsourcing.” “He said he sees huge untapped potential in the relationship, noting that India doesn’t even rank among America’s top 10 trading partners.” “To that end he said the U.S. would seek to reform export controls that resulted from past administrations’ concerns about India’s nuclear industry.” “The changes, which have been much sought-after in the business community, include relaxing controls on India’s purchase of so-called “dual use” technologies that could be used for civilian or military purposes, and removing a few of the last remaining Indian companies on a so-called “entities list” of groups that face restrictions on doing business in the U.S.” “The commercial deals he announced include the purchase of 33 737s from Boeing by India’s SpiceJet Airlines; the Indian military’s plans to buy aircraft engines from General Electric; and preliminary agreement between Boeing and the Indian Air Force on the purchase of 10 C17s.” “Officials said the deals would support 53,670 U.S. jobs, but it was not clear how many, if any, new jobs would be created as a result.” (Werner, Erica, 11/06/2010, Associated Press, Obama sees ‘win-win’ relationship with India, Retrieved from email@example.com).
There is still a lot of more work that has to be done when it comes to jobs but it is plain to see that end roads are being made in that direction. America is extending its hand to those who wish to unclench their fists but as we offer this international handshake be warned that this country will not hesitate to re-engage if necessary. All he has asked for was time to try and help restore and repair this nation and some of us really don’t want to even give him that.