• “Years ago when I lived in California we used to say that California was twenty years ahead of the rest of the nation. I fear we may have been right.”

    Norman R. Augustine, Retired Chairman & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.

  • “… the time for a remedy that puts Americans back to work, jump-starts our economy and invests in lasting growth is now.”

    President Barack Obama

  • “A gradual flow of economic power from West to East has turned into a flood.”

    The New York Times

  • “ … good jobs are disappearing faster than bad jobs.”

    Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO Policy Director

  • “We do not know what people who have been displaced are actually going to do in the next five to ten years.”

    Ali Velshi, Chief Business Correspondent, CNN

  • “They [other nations] have taken this recession [as an opportunity], not to talk about it, not to debate it, but to actually take steps … We must do exactly the same thing.”

    Chad Holliday, Retired Chairman and CEO, DuPont Corporation

  • “If we spend one trillion dollars on a stimulus and just get better highways and bridges—and not a new Google, Apple, Intel or Microsoft—your kids will thank you for making it so much easier for them to commute to the unemployment office… . “

    Thomas L. Friedman, Author, “The World Is Flat

  • “[Outsourcing] … is not just a passing fancy … if you can find high quality talent at a third of the price, it’s not too hard to see why you do this.”

    Ron Rittenmeyer, Chairman of the Board, EDS

  • “We’re well on our way to becoming America, the land of the free and the home of the unemployed.”

    Norman R. Augustine, Retired Chairman & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.

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