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Obama set for ‘big reveal’

Tonight is the night for President Obama’s “big reveal” of his master plan to cut the jobless rate in the United States.

With many eyes, not all, focused on the “boob tube” for his 7 p.m. speech, questions are bouncing all over the spectrum. What exactly will be said, how will it be said and how much impact will it have on the 9.1 percent jobless rate.

August’s results in the employment realm showed no jobs created during the month.

The spotlight will focus on the president and the words that proceedeth out of his mouth.

Some viewers will hang on his every word, while others will question every word. Will the speech have an impact on the jobless, or lean more toward the campaign rhetoric, aimed at stirring up votes for next year’s re-election target?

Will the electorate take as gospel the president’s proclamation that enough is enough, aimed at Republicans in Congress who have pushed for spending cuts and tax revisions?

Will the mantra be that he, President Obama, inherited the financial troubles from President Bush and it is that party’s, the GOP, responsibility?

With a purported price tag of $300 billion, the unknown job’s program might work and give hope to the 14 million Americans officially unemployed and out of work for more than six months.

At a juncture where the president’s and Congress’ approval rate are low and sinking, someone somewhere must have the answers.

With Democrats and Republicans appearing to be dead set against any form of cooperation or give and take, the question is who will prevail?

Will it be the Obama administration and Democrats, or the Republicans? Will the populace be involved or left out in the cold, holding the bag?

Only time will tell.

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