Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Obama (and Every Other DC Politician) Could Use His Wall Street Campaign Contributions and Actually Help "Main Street" Directly

I do not know the exact amount of money that the Obama campaign received from the financial services sector, but I think it would be great if he gave that money to organizations that really are helping to bring jobs back to "Main Street." For example, why not work with the National Main Street Center of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and provide money to all of the various Main Street organizations throughout the country? Or give that money to the Save America's Treasures program. I think the positive impact of a move like that from Obama would be immediate (he did something similar with his Nobel Prize winnings, and helped, I think, four charities). It would also put historic preservation, "Main Street" and community revitalization into the spot light, as I've mentioned a couple of times in this blog.

This would be an economic win for the country, and a political win for Obama (or any other politician willing to do it). Wall Street, through the middle man Obama would be funding "Main Street," as is supposed to be the case.

Sticking it to Wall Street, directly helping "Main Street," and creating American jobs that cannot be outsourced, while revitalizing communities and spurring economic development? Dude, it's not that hard.

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