President Barack H. Obama spoke these words in Detroit today. "Labor is on board. Business is on board. We just need..."
He was speaking to an audience of organized labor, to the accompaniment of cheers in the background: Four more years, Four more years, Four more years!
What he said (verbatim) was, "and we just need Congress to get on board" to his plans of spending massive amounts on what he described as reconstruction of America's roads and bridges.
What he meant (de jure) was that we just need all of you, and your children, and your grandchildren, and probably their children as well, to get on board for servicing the debt we are going to incur to build these roads.
Of course, it's possible what the President meant was that he would agree as the nation's chief executive (as every ceo does) to a program of setting priorities with the nation's capital. Perhaps to afford funds to rebuild roads and bridges, we should spend less on providing medical care for illegal aliens who cross over our borders to have Anchor Babies.
Perhaps he meant that we should spend less on unemployment compensation for folks who've been on the dole for over a year. Perhaps he thought that funds going down the Green Energy rat hole are best used for road construction.
If that is true, he has every opportunity to tell the nation about it on Thursday night when President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress about his plans to expand the nation's jobs and conserve the nation's capital.
Those who still harbor some last bit of optimism that Obama might give the cost of a Green Lantern comic book towards caution about our expanding levels of debt might want to re-think what the warm up speaker for the President had to say about America's Tea Party. Teamsters President James Hoffa Jr. said:
"President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong," Hoffa added.