By Judy Kurtz - 09/12/11 11:19 PM EDT
While delivering a statement on his proposed legislation at the White House on Monday, Obama urged supporters to help him get the word out, saying, “We can’t afford these same political games, not now. So I want you to pick up the phone, I want you to send an email.”
While a stamp for a written letter will set one back 44 cents, of all the president’s recommended methods of communication, skywriting would surely be the priciest for those Americans who want to take his request to heart.
According to Skywrite.com, personal messages in the air can range from $1,000 to $5,500, depending on location. And getting some buzz about jobs could create a lot of work for the skywriting industry — business messages that “employ five planes writing in unison” start at more than $5,000. Who knows how much a lengthy message, such as “Congress: Send Obama the American Jobs Act” could cost?
Maybe fans of the Jobs Act should just stick to tweeting.