Jesse Jackson's tough day in Detroit

Phil Boehmke
Last Saturday while hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans joined Glenn Beck in Washington D.C. for his ‘Restoring Honor Rally,' Jesse Jackson was in Detroit to march for ‘Jobs, Justice and Peace.' In his pre-march article for the Detroit Free Press Rev. Jackson said.

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King led the March on Washington, with the vital support of United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther. This year on Aug 28, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition will join UAW President Bob King and congressional, civil rights and union leaders to lead a March in Detroit for Jobs, Justice and Peace.

The march in Detroit called attention to the plight of the working class who have "borne the brunt of the Great Recession." Unaware of the enormous success of Barack Obama's brilliant economic policies which have been acclaimed by BHO himself and Joe Biden during the "Summer of Recovery" tour, Rev Jackson touted grim unemployment numbers and stirred populist anger over bank bailouts and corporate greed.


We come together to unite across racial and ethnic battlegrounds to find economic common ground. We need policies that put people to work by rebuilding the foundations vital to our economy and by reviving American manufacturing. This can be done by moving to clean energy and weatherizing apartment buildings and homes to save electricity.


Rev. Jackson's march drew several thousand people to downtown Detroit. Although there are no official crowd totals, it is believed that there were more people at the ‘Jobs, Justice and Peace' march in Detroit than were in Washington D.C. for Rev. Sharpton's event. On the other hand, Rev. Jackson's march was dwarfed by last Octobers huge turnout for the "Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing" program, which was fueled by rumors of a payout of $3,000 in stimulus money (known locally as ObamaCash).


The Detroit News reports that in promoting the march, Rev. Jackson wrote that "Home-grown American labor will be installing windmills and solar panels. A green economy is not an abstract concept." Oblivious of the actual cost in terms of federal subsidies and the loss of good paying jobs in the real energy sector, Jackson continued.


"Even now, the only sector of the economy that has seen job growth during the recession is the green job sector. Time is of the essence."

While Rev. Jackson was busy marching and telling his "green jobs" fairy tale, he was also contributing to the local economy in a very personal way. The good Reverend's fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly Cadillac Escalade was stolen by local entrepreneurs who removed the wheels from the luxury SUV, no doubt for resale at some future date. This may not qualify as a job created, but there can be no question that lives were touched. Now that's stimulus you can believe in!



paboehmke@yahoo.com

 
 
 
 
Last Saturday while hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans joined Glenn Beck in Washington D.C. for his ‘Restoring Honor Rally,' Jesse Jackson was in Detroit to march for ‘Jobs, Justice and Peace.' In his pre-march article for the Detroit Free Press Rev. Jackson said.

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King led the March on Washington, with the vital support of United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther. This year on Aug 28, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition will join UAW President Bob King and congressional, civil rights and union leaders to lead a March in Detroit for Jobs, Justice and Peace.

The march in Detroit called attention to the plight of the working class who have "borne the brunt of the Great Recession." Unaware of the enormous success of Barack Obama's brilliant economic policies which have been acclaimed by BHO himself and Joe Biden during the "Summer of Recovery" tour, Rev Jackson touted grim unemployment numbers and stirred populist anger over bank bailouts and corporate greed.


We come together to unite across racial and ethnic battlegrounds to find economic common ground. We need policies that put people to work by rebuilding the foundations vital to our economy and by reviving American manufacturing. This can be done by moving to clean energy and weatherizing apartment buildings and homes to save electricity.


Rev. Jackson's march drew several thousand people to downtown Detroit. Although there are no official crowd totals, it is believed that there were more people at the ‘Jobs, Justice and Peace' march in Detroit than were in Washington D.C. for Rev. Sharpton's event. On the other hand, Rev. Jackson's march was dwarfed by last Octobers huge turnout for the "Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing" program, which was fueled by rumors of a payout of $3,000 in stimulus money (known locally as ObamaCash).


The Detroit News reports that in promoting the march, Rev. Jackson wrote that "Home-grown American labor will be installing windmills and solar panels. A green economy is not an abstract concept." Oblivious of the actual cost in terms of federal subsidies and the loss of good paying jobs in the real energy sector, Jackson continued.


"Even now, the only sector of the economy that has seen job growth during the recession is the green job sector. Time is of the essence."

While Rev. Jackson was busy marching and telling his "green jobs" fairy tale, he was also contributing to the local economy in a very personal way. The good Reverend's fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly Cadillac Escalade was stolen by local entrepreneurs who removed the wheels from the luxury SUV, no doubt for resale at some future date. This may not qualify as a job created, but there can be no question that lives were touched. Now that's stimulus you can believe in!



paboehmke@yahoo.com