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Obama’s inadvertent creativity

Dear Editor:

Exploring the spectrum – intentions, observations, speculations, inventions – and inadvertent creativity.

I admit that it’s inappropriate for me to critique Obama’s “intentions.” Nor will I try to comprehend the reasoning behind his latest “latest creation” – the “pass it now” jobs bill.

Maybe there was validity in the of the president’s demand to “pass it now” even before there was a bill to pass. Say what?

As for the bill itself, there are many well-qualified experts expressing “observations” and especially questioning how jobs can be created by “raising taxes through the elimination of certain tax breaks.” Say what?

Although the jobs bill has been the big news, my “speculation” is that Obama may have finally “inadvertently” taken action that actually will create jobs. On Sept. 16 he signed the Leahy-Smith “America Invents Act,” which is designed to reform the U.S. Patent Office’s procedure for processing patents, since there are approximately 700,000 applications backlogged in limbo. Say what?

While this had to be a no-brainer decision for Senate passage and presidential approval, isn’t it an excellent example of our federal government’s sense of urgency during our time of crisis?

Further speculation is that many of these patents will result in new products and product improvements, along with new technology that will not only expand existing markets but open new opportunities, as well … with the bottom line being job creation!

Isn’t it ironic that there are those who do manage to “inadvertently” be creative without actually realizing it!

God bless America!

Richard Doran


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