COMMENTARY | While pundits and editorial writers ponder what President Barack Obama will say next week when he makes his major speech on the job crisis in America, more important is what he is not going to say.
Let's face it; whatever he does say will be like putting a Band-Aid on a mortally wounded elephant.
Nothing he or any of his Republican detractors can say or do will save the bleeding beast.
The hemorrhaging is unstoppable. Our economy is toast.
We will hear how as Americans we can face any challenge; that we as a nation will rise from our troubles and lead the world to prosperity, etc.
He will talk about how under his administration the country actually added rather than lost jobs.
His speech will be one heck of a dog-and-pony show with no substantive solutions offered.
What we won't hear is our president demand that corporations and major businesses shipping American jobs overseas cease and desist immediately and bring the jobs back home or face major tax sanctions.
He will not offer tax incentives to businesses at home to hire Americans rather than illegal immigrants or workers overseas in other countries.
He will not proclaim a moratorium on home foreclosures to allow people struggling to keep their homes to focus on employment without a sword hanging over their heads.
He will not unveil a bold new plan to hire tens of thousands of Americans to build and construct wind turbines and solar panels across the nation to bring us closer to freeing ourselves from the bondage of fossil fuels.
He will not state with certainty that Social Security and Medicare will never be subject to Republican budget cutting knives.
He will not call for massive food relief for the nation's hungry and struggling families in every city, state, town and county in America.
He will not demand we cut the military budget by $7 billion, the same amount the Government Accounting Office recently revealed the Pentagon blew on fraud, wasted projects and hardware -- and pump that money back into the country's economy.
Nope. He will not say any of these things in his jobs speech.
If he did and he meant it, then maybe, maybe we would stand a ghost of a chance to pull ourselves out of this national nosedive into economic oblivion.