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Going to be laying off 4000.
Employees in early justice hurts the mood.
Of the economy right and Girardi down in the dumps today got cut -- is kicking us in the -- And we are very easily influenced by our leadership and his many people out there -- said the Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and maybe stirred up more fear.
He has helped alleviate by some of his -- So.
Well president elect Barack Obama have got a cool customer be able to restore.
Some of our conference listen to what president elect Obama said last week.
It is true that we cannot depend on government alone to create jobs or long term growth.
But at this particular moment only government can provide the short term boost necessary left us from a recession this deep and severe.
Can break the cycle.
That are crippling our economy.
-- a lack of spending leads to lost jobs which leads to even less spending.
Where an inability to lend and borrow stops growth.
And leads to even less -- So in that -- positive message.
Moon will the new administration lift our spirits clinical psychologist doctor Jeff -- are joining us now Jeff.
Thanks for coming on my -- -- it's sort of a dual messages we're sick but I can heal us how do we read how will -- US consumer read.
Well we have a crisis of confidence that in America we know that whether it be.
The guy on the street whether it be the invest -- we know that we are really big trouble and we are listening to while leaders more than ever.
I think however reading president elect Obama and what he's saying.
He's giving a very clear and realistic.
He's not trying to sell a bill of goods that everything is fine on their -- nobody wanted to do the opposite were sick were sick were big trouble -- what he's doing is he's also giving solutions.
And that was part of the problem we saw with previous leaders that they would giving just the doom and gloom over and over again that they didn't have any real solutions other -- to just throw money.
Act out whatever the problem may be trying to explore what the issues are.
And there was -- crisis of confidence with previous leaders so I think Obama is learning that there is a way to approach the American people yet to be cool calm and collected.
You patty -- -- make things -- analysts -- -- -- and he's giving concrete solutions even the jobs that he said that he was going to create he gave specific numbers and that's what the American public psychologically.
Is looking for yeah although I'm not sure the American public believes the government is gonna solve our problems but it is nice -- government saying we're doing something.
We -- economy is that the economy is confidence related.
That's right I don't look at it we change our mind.
Well it takes time.
And what he's -- that's very Smart from the psychological point of view.
He's not giving instant solutions -- saying it's going to get better before it gets worse that we do have options are things that we can do to be empowered.
That we can create.
Different strategies that may work for us individually and as a government that's what people want to hear.
-- if you remember of course 9/11 in the anthrax scares and so one.
-- many of the psychological.
Studies that would done so that people very much affected by this whole gloom and doom that we're hearing on television in newspapers and so want and what they weren't given where solutions.
President Bush came out he took decisive action people love that.
But they didn't see that same decisive action when the economy started the meltdown in fact -- didn't quite know what to say that and then to turn it over the -- a key you know Paulson yeah you know it's a great point and I went to Virginia Tech.
And we had a shooting the out years ago absolutely I think -- -- one of the greatest poet only America but also an English professor there and everyone else came -- spoke and said.
I I can't find the words there's no words to express.
She didn't say that she said.
This thinks we are Virginia Tech and we will prevail and and it and it really did make you feel like we're gonna come out of this stronger he did Obama's -- that same ability.
I think he does have that ability and of course so we see that he's surrounded himself with people who appear.
To be competent people that we've known from before he's reached across the aisles and brought in some of the people who -- perhaps Republicans vs Democrats and so -- but it -- universal oil well but what it does is it shows people that we're all in this together.
And there are things that we can do the worst message you can give as a politician.
There is a problem there are no solutions we don't know what's coming up next at least we see with this president he's saying this president elect.
He's saying there are things that we can do I'm gonna give -- -- realistic picture but as -- -- leader.
And that's what we're looking for psychologically.
At the options in the strategies we can.
Work it out it's going to be tough but it can be worked out and that's what the populace needs and two years ago in April we were all Hokies for now we're all Americans again I -- U -- Aaron thank you very much write my -- anybody by the way go to YouTube and watch that again that -- give money talking non biased as a -- it was a little on the powerful things inspiring.
Unbelievable people stop crying and people it literally -- -- College people in the audience -- let's sit up straighter.
Apps and it's you know it's all of our -- Virginia Tech politicians.
Listen to that they -- -- that's -- go Hokies by the way aren't.
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