President Barack Obama’s ‘We Can’t Wait’ jobs plan has found its next target — naming Virginia’s Fort Monroe as a national park, The Virginian-Pilot reported.
Naming the park is expected to draw tourists to the site — and create an undetermined number of jobs in the coming years.
The White House acknowledges that passing the executive orders are no substitute for passing the American Jobs Act, but the initiatives Obama is acting on are often so small as not to warrant any attention at all. Previous actions were devoted to limiting prescription drug shortages and creating an online portal for businesses to access government services — all in the name of jobs.
‘We Can’t Walt’ is Obama’s response to Congress’ refusal to pass his American Jobs Act, and is designed to show him as working to solve the problems facing Americans while Congress sits on the sidelines. But it is hard to see how naming a national park will help Obama convey that message.
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