On Sept. 8, our president addressed a joint session of Congress and at long last unveiled his plan to turn the economy around through creation of jobs. Some of his recommendations made sense, but many were merely a rehash of things that have put us into this debt mess to begin with.

To the editor:

On Sept. 8, our president addressed a joint session of Congress and at long last unveiled his plan to turn the economy around through creation of jobs. Some of his recommendations made sense, but many were merely a rehash of things that have put us into this debt mess to begin with.

He told Congress not to wait, but just give him the money now, and, we will clean up any flaws later. Remember Obamacare? I will bet the ranch that the Republicans and many Democrats will not go along with it, hence, another dilemma that will bring on shouts of terrorism, obstructionism and anti-Americanism, with much blame of the Tea Party. It seems he plans to spend our way out of debt with borrowed money.

I have a surefire way to pull off funding for his program. First, kick illegal aliens off welfare. That would save $14 billion to $22 billion. Next, stop Medicare for illegals. That would save about $7.5 billion. Then stop funding primary and secondary education for them – another $12 billion. Also, take them off other welfare programs, such as housing, food stamps and Social Security. There’s another $20 billion. This alone would total a tidy sum, but there is more. Stop giving income tax refunds to illegals and all others who pay no taxes at all.

Ask the Brazilian government to give back the $200 billion that he gave them to fund research for deep sea drilling off their coast.

If he really wants to hit a bonanza, he must tackle the fraud and waste in the Social Security and Medicare systems. He could also, if he is serious about building infrastructure to create jobs, make it compulsory for all able-bodied people on welfare to work building highways and bridges.

He could close Gitmo and give all of the inmates a light windbreaker, a handful of K rations, and a one-way plane ticket to Antarctica. That would save big bucks. Of course, he would have to send EPA representatives to prevent littering of the pristine wilderness.