Monday, July 20, 2009

Obama: Too Much, Too Soon

Last November, I voted for Obama. Was it the right choice?

I supported his $787 billion stimulus package, which was supposed to have kicked in by now. But instead of creating or saving 2.5 million jobs, the unemployment rate has steadily risen. Now, Obama economic advisor Lawrence H. Summers is telling us these lost jobs provide no "basis for concluding that the Recovery Act is falling short of its goals."


Huh?

While our economy founders, House Democrats rammed a cap and trade bill down our throats that will actually cost as many as 35,000 jobs here in Pennsylvania. As energy costs soar, our electricity bills will increase somewhere between $140 and $3,000, depending on whether you listen to Democratic or Republican bags of hot air.

Now, in the wake of two costly monster bills that appear to be failures, Obama insists on enactment of another financial juggernaut, a $1 trillion health insurance plan for 45 million Americans who lack it. A finished bill must be on Obama's desk by the end of August.

Why?

In the meantime, Obama's Presidential Approval Rating of is beginning to slip away. He's doing too much, too fast, without bothering to see whether anything is actually helping.

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

PALIN 2013! PALIN 2013! PALIN 2013!

Anonymous said...

Nothing would please more than seeing her run in 2013. She'd miss the election by a year. It would be fitting. She couldn't quit that way.

Anonymous said...

woops I meant PALIN 2011! PALIN 2011! PALIN 2011!

Anonymous said...

It would be much worse without the Stimulus Plan.

Oh yes Palin in whatever year you want. This woman is a buffon. You would be better to promote a ticket of Angle/O'Hare, at least there is no doubting their incompetent insanity.

This woman would have trouble running a Holiday Hair Salon. She makes 'W' look like a brain surgeon rocket scientist.

Anonymous said...

Bernie,

Somehow you forgot to mention to your readers (did you even read the act? or did you just read one reporters account?) that the bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow certain low income taxpayers a refundable energy tax credit to compensate such taxpayers for reductions in their purchasing power, as identified and calculated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), resulting from regulation of GHGs.

The act also requires the Administrator to implement the Energy Refund Program to give low-income households a monthly cash energy refund equal to the estimated loss in purchasing power resulting from this Act.

Anonymous said...

Bernie it seems like I told you this about Obama. A community organizer does not know how to run a country.
Bob Romancheck

Anonymous said...

We are mortgaging our future, and our children's future on Obama's spending spree. The stimulus package should have been grants and tax credits to businesses that actually hire someone. Instead it went to "shovel ready" projects that weren't and lots of PORK. Thry had a hard time giving this money away. Agencies were told to "come up with programs to spend Stimulus money" whether there was a real need or not. The nation's economy could have been fine tuned over a period of natural recovery, but instead Obama and the free-spending liberal Democrats do what they do best- spend money without consequences or accountability. What else could we have expected from Obama's election and the takeover of Congress by the Dems? Is a bankrupt America just around the corner? If so, who is going to bail US out?

Anonymous said...

The guy's a sorta lawyer who's likely never balanced his checkbook. His Sec Treas is a deer-in-the-headlights tax cheat. Did anyone really expect these clowns to fix the economy?

They were taken advantage of by seasoned Democrat Congressional spenders with long wish lists and eight years of a pent up spending jones.

Get used to the shared misery concept. From an economic standpoint, we've re-elected Jimmy Carter. Rs needn't do anything but let him crash and burn the same way.

Here's hoping the country survives his recovery.

Anonymous said...

incremental approaches to gov't produce the status quo. The guy told us during the election that he was going to be agressive. did you not believe he would do it? if it sounded like too much too soon then and you ignored it, then you probably just didn't want anything to really change.

And for a guy who inheritate the worst financial colapse since the great depression, let's give him and his agenda a little more than 7 months to deem it too much, too little, too soon, too long, miserable failure, gleaming success. A year or two would certainly be nice. Heck, it took us 8 years to realize the gigantic oooops that was W.

ironpigpen said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha

Anyone who studied up on Obama knows what to expect...

Ha Ha Ha Ha

Registered Democrat Here (look it up)! :)

Beautiful sun shinny day in utopia today, is it not?

Tired of being slandered as a racist

I did my HOMEWORK on Obama, who is only half black from what I understand.

Ha Ha Ha Ha

You get what you vote for!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 4:15, Have you taken the time to read it? It's 1100 pages, so no, I have not. It would have been nice had House Dems given the Rs who actually voted on the bill a chance to do that.

I have read all the summaries from both sides. It's bad legislation, poorly conceived, that will hurt us.

Dave said...

Six months in office is not enough time to revive the worlds economy and since when is the president responsible for the greedy stock market adventurers? Bush threw money at this thing too..remember? Health care is doable if the rich people give up their yachts! He's in a hurry cause next years mid term elections could erode his narrow support to get the big bills thru. Cap and trade was Pelosi's and it will die in the Senate. Patience is a virtue and our culture has no patience for anything!

Anonymous said...

Hats off to Dent for refusing to vote for a rushed bill that nobody read. The longer sweeping bills are debated, the less popular they become. There is a reason for this. Rahm Emanuel knows this and doesn't want any degree of scrutiny. This is not open, honest government.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Dave, I don't blame Obama for our economy or financial mess or health insurance crisis or energy costs. But I do blame him for not changing the way government does business. He promises a new, bipartisan, approach to the nation's issues. But he has done the opposite. The stimulus was rammed through. I could understand that, but then the cap and trade bill. And now, healthcare reform by August. Then a second stim package. Things are being rushed through with no consderation to what is working and what is not.

ironpigpen said...

Obama = Socialist Marxist with a popular mandate

only 3 1/2 more years :)

ironpigpen said...

Where are all the Obamabots?

You are probably killing your numbers, O'Hare...

I can tell you from personal experience, speaking out against the Messiah is strictly VERBOTEN.

People WILL hate you for it.

Oh well.

YES WE CAN (destroy the country)

GO OBAMA GO

Bernie O'Hare said...

I don't consider him a socialist-marxist, not even close. I did consider him a realist, i.e., a person who was willing to try different things until he found something that works. He certainly claimed to be genuinely interested in the other side and claimed he needed their help.

Frankly, I think his presidency will be a failure unless and until he adopts a more bipartisan tone There are some you just can't talk to. We see that locally, where partisans scream "trust no Democrats" or "Bill Leiner is a back stabber." All of that is counterproductive.

But a conservative view point on financial matters should be given serious consideration.

Anonymous said...

Dave said...
Bush threw money at this thing too..remember?


You're right Dave, and SENATOR Obama was right there with him voting for it.

If you could put your party allegiance aside for a minute, you might realize that you re-elected George Bush to a third term, albeit on a larger scale.

Anonymous said...

Bernie -

Be thankful that you're not a moderate Democrat who has been strong-armed into putting his/her re-election in jeopardy by voting for the stimulus bill, cap and trade, and the health care bill. Regardless of anyone's political affiliation, the vast majority of the electorate believe that their legislators should at least read what they're voting on. Come 2010, moderate Dems will have to answer for their actions this term. Only a robust recovery will save them. Odds, anyone?

Mr Allen said...

Bernie asks;

A finished bill must be on Obama's desk by the end of August.

Why?

Because he has delayed the release of the annual midsummer budget update, so if they can pass it before the numbers are released, he'll get it thru. If the numbers come out first, this bill is, and should be, toast.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090720/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_midsummer_s_budget_nightmare

“The administration’s annual midsummer budget update is sure to show higher deficits and unemployment and slower growth than projected in President Barack Obama’s budget in February and update in May, and that could complicate his efforts to get his signature health care and global-warming proposals through Congress.

The release of the update — usually scheduled for mid-July — has been put off until the middle of next month, giving rise to speculation the White House is delaying the bad news at least until Congress leaves town on its August 7 summer recess.”

Whether partisans like it or not, this mess is Obamas now. He hasn't made things better. It's actually gotten worse. He's made the Bush deficits look like the work of an amatuer.

This is the change Obama promised. All you suckers thought it would be change for the better. Suckers.

not socasual observer said...

Obama stands on stage and tells the citizens that the health care plan will allow people to keep their existing insurance. Really:
What about:
"Limitation On New Enrollment" section of the bill clearly states:

"Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day" of the year the legislation becomes law.

So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won't be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.

A new tax on health insurance premiums, but Union health benefits are excludd from the tax.

He will close donut hol in MEdiacre Rx coverage by limiting acess to some drugs to save money

He will reduce medicare and expand Medicaide which is going to meove the bil from federal dollars to state tax dollars.

It is a a shell game, that is what he is a huckster, a flim flam man and arrogant self inflated silver tongued scam artisit.

Wake up America!

ironpigpen said...

do some research O'Hare

Obama is a Socialist-Marxist

Time to open your eyes, America, and see what YOU voted for!

YES WE CAN

GO OBAMA GO (far away, hopefully)

How many lies does Obama have to tell before YOU GET IT, O'Hare?

SOMEWHERE IN KENYA, A VILLAGE IS MISSING ITS IDIOT!!!

(That would not be you, O'Hare, the missing idiot)

ironpigpen said...

Hurry, hurry, hurry

don't bother reading anything

let alone writing anything

Does NOT trouble you, a lawyer, O'hare?

OBAMA IS A FRAUD

Anonymous said...

"But a conservative view point on financial matters should be given serious consideration."

Did you forget the commerce secretary that later back out of his nomination b/c he couldn't agree with the econonmic agenda? I'm sorry Bernie, but during the stimulus go round, Obama reached out to R's, made phone calls and did everything he could to convince them to come over and work with him on the matter. Didn't Dent even get an invite to come to the White House. At the end of the day, not a single R voted for the thing. Not a single one. He tried bipartisan and got slapped around on it. Of course he's not going to try it again.

There is a funny thing about bipartisanship: like negociation, it requires a good faith effort. Nobody in DC, on the left or the right, is willing to enter into anything under good faith effort at this time. Since the early 1990's, everything has been about stopping the opposition, making them look out of touch and trying to win more power during the next election. Those that try to enter something in good faith get cut down or taken advantage of by those who view bipartisanship as a weakness.

Would it be great to get a few R's to vote with him on matters? Sure would be. In the meantime, I think we will have to accept that one of his most easily predicted failures will be that the number of bipartisan initiatives coming from DC is likely to be no different in 2009-2010 as it was in 2007-2008.

Anonymous said...

Ironpigpen, a tidbit to give you on politics-- your commentary makes you look petty and destroys the credibility of your message. When the credibility of the messenger is lost, forget about being taken seriously.

Right or wrong, you look like a petty fool right now.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I voted for the guy and even agreed with the first stimulus package. But it appears to me we need to slow down and take stock instead of rushing things through Congress. I don't consider Obama a socialist-Marxist and certainly don't consider him a villiage idiot. That kind of language just polarizes people. There's no question we need to do something about our economy, energy dependence and health care. The question is what is the right thing. Why not work on solutions that most of us can buy?

ironpigpen said...

All Proposed Legislation Posted On Website For Public To Read For FIVE DAYS

That is an OBAMA lie.

There are millions already, Obama lies, in just six months.

Do you need more, O'Hare?

We could be here all day

The Obama Presidency ALREADY IS A FAILURE

He lied, he lied, he lied

Now, it is only STARTING to catch up to him...

THE FUN IS ONLY BEGINNING

YES WE CAN

ironpigpen said...

Now we know

COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS are NOT PREPARED to be the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES

spend, spend, spend

lie, lie, lie

YES WE CAN

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'd agree that members of Congress need time to digest legislation before voting on it. I would not call Obama a fraud or a liar. Clearly, we are a nation in crisis and he is trying to find answers. My objection is that BOTH sides need to listen to the center. That includes people on the left and people on the right. If you just toss names at people, you lose them.

LVCI said...

The U. S. Government's power doesn't just lay within the executive office!

Both Democrats and Republicans alike at all levels... Are Part Of The Problem

Here's an interesting video I came across...
Thomas Paine - We The People Stimulus Package

ironpigpen said...

ALL LEGISLATION POSTED FIVE DAYS ON INTERNET

Obama is a major liar

Do you know who paid for Obama's higher education, O'Hare?

Find out - I did MY HOMEWORK BEFORE THE ELECTION

Obama registered in college as a FOREIGN NATIONAL from what I understand - THAT IS INTERESTING

Obama is a Socialist Marxist

Why is it so HARD to show A BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR OBAMA, O'Hare?

Maybe he DOES NOT HAVE A VALID ONE...

Obama The Fraud

It is okay, however, he WILL LEGALIZE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND BE SWEPT TO RE-ELECTION

Bet everything on it!!!

ironpigpen said...

Obama does NOT govern from the center

NOT EVEN close

no selling that load of trash

ha ha ha ha ha

only 3 1/2 more years

OR MORE!!!

LVCI said...

Thomas Paine - Made a followup video

Dave said...

Get even time for Pelosi and Reid. After eight years of sitting on the bench..they get their turn at bat now and refuse to come out of the game despite mercy ruling the opponent! Childish..isn't it? Washington is a joke and absolute power corrupts absolutely! Where's our founding fathers when we need them? Look what we have become.

Dave said...

When the majority votes for idiotic things..they become law despite what most intelligent people will argue is a better idea. Democracy fosters these wrong headed but popular ideas and the minority must grin and bear it. Worst form of government until you try to think of one that is better.

ironpigpen said...

Calling people names?

The DEMOCRATS invented smear, attack, demonize and DO NOTHING BUT (aside from throw out the race card when it suits them)

The DEMOCRATS have been GLOATING RECKLESSLY for SIX MONTHS over what?

A pack of lies and trillions of dollars in spending.

All the while, Obamabots call everyone in sight RACISTS!!!

Period.

THAT is WHAT has been accomplished.

OBAMA = FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RUN AMOK AND OUT OF CONTROL

Remember, I am a registered Democrat (look it up) and totally ashamed of the behavior of my party.

What happened to 95% tax cuts for all Americans.

What happened to NO EARMARKS?

ANOTHER OBAMA LIE

OBAMA WAS THE MOST RADICAL SENATOR IN THE HISTORY OF THE SENATE (LOOK AT HIS VOTING RECORD, WHEN HE BOTHERED TO VOTE)

Obama IS a liar and Obama IS a fraud.

If you were hustled, sorry.

I was not.

NO EARMARKS

NO LOBBYISTS

FIVE DAYS TO READ ALL PROPOSED LEGISLATION

We could be here all day...

OBAMA IS TERRIBLE and will probably be President For Life like his buddy HUGO CHAVEZ of VENEZUELA

Where are the Obamabots?

Out making a new batch of Kool-Aid?

They NEED it!

ironpigpen said...

NO EARMARKS

Obama is a liar

NO LOBBYISTS

Obama is a liar

WHATEVER HE SAYS

Obama is a liar

ironpigpen said...

Rebuttals, Democrats?

How is everything on the Liberal Plantation today?

How is everything in Liberal Utopia today?

I thought OBAMA WAS THE GREAT UNIFIER????

Obama is a fraud

Same old, same old politician

The greatest used car salesman of ALL TIME

What do you expect from a Chicago politician?

NEXT TIME, DO HOMEWORK

Tony Rezko
Bill Ayers
Jeremiah Wright

IS MICHELLE OBAMA FINALLY PROUD OF YOU, YET, O'HARE???

ironpigpen said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

"Obama is the smartest President in the history of the United States"

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

OBAMA POLL NUMBERS PLUMMETING

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

KOOL-AID WEARING OFF???

OBAMA HANGOVER JUST BEGINNING???

Anonymous said...

ironpigpen... thanks for giving the ultra-left credibility. Just shut up and let them fall.

ironpigpen said...

"Shovel Ready Projects"

OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS LIED

ironpigpen said...

SCREW THE ULTRA-LEFT

Obama is a fraud and a liar

Shall we take it from the top?

NO EARMARKS?
NO LOBBYISTS?
TAX BREAKS FOR 95%

NATIONALIZED AUTO COMPANIES

RECKLESS SPENDING OF TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS


The Ultra-Left HAS NO CREDIBILITY LEFT - Obama shot it up in six months.

ironpigpen said...

Whoever said the Ultra Left ever HAD any credibility?

OBAMA is a liar and a fraud

ENJOY OBAMACARE (especially enjoy PAYING for it)

ironpigpen said...

Screw the ultra-right, too!

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

To the fools who thought Obama was coming from the center...

DO NOT blame OBAMA's FAILED POLICIES on the IRONPIGPEN

(IronPigPen had courage to bad-mouth stimulus at the time and was called a racist!!!)

(IronPigPen is a former banker and is smarter than he is EVER given credit for)

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

OBAMA LA LA LAND gone hay-wire!!!

OBAMA will go down in history as THE WORST

Obama = No Executive Experience Showing

WHEN I RECEIVE A SINCERE BLANKET APOLOGY FROM ANY DEMOCRAT FOR ALL THE RACIST BS AND MORE RACIST BS I HAVE HEARD IN SIX MONTHS BECAUSE LIBERALS CANNOT JUSTIFY OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING AND THINGS LIKE VOTING ON BILLS NOBODY READ - THEN AND, ONLY THEN - WILL I THINK ABOUT SHUTTING UP

BEING TOLD TO SHUT UP IN THE FIRST PLACE PISSES ME OFF

DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN TELLING ANYONE WHO DID NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA TO SHUT UP SINCE NOVEMBER

you shut up! how is your ownership of gm going today?

ironpigpen said...

DEMOCRATS SINCE NOVEMBER

"Ironpigpen shut up!!!"

IRONPIGPEN TO DEMOCRATS AND OTHERS WHO SHARE THAT SENTIMENT

"See if you can make me"

I KNOW DEMOCRATS ARE ALL ABOUT POWER AND CONTROL AND JUST WEAR DISGUISES POSING AS CHAMPIONS OF THE POOR

I got farther than high school, I do not own a gun, and have not been to church (outside of weddings) in twenty years, sorry.

Smear me, attack me, demonize me, marginalize me in some other way :)

ironpigpen said...

Great article Bernie

Slow day at work for me

Do not fear Democrats. I work for a very, very small business which WILL be crushed by taxes as a result of CAP AND TRADE next year. i WILL lose my job. so you can feel good hating me later knowing i will be an unemployed loser. it's okay. i will just go on welfare and you all can pay for all my needs

Have a lovely evening everybody

Only 8 more weeks left in baseball season and then the IRONPIGPEN dies, sports fans. Let the thunderous cheers begin!!!

We know about proposed (which means coming since Democrats will ramrod through whatever they want - they have the super majority) internet taxes and regulations and we have no desire to pay for something WE DO FOR FREE

We formally announce this after the IronPigs game tonight at the site.

See, it is a lovely day after all, lefties...

And the righties can be happy because the IRONPIGPEN will, in fact, SHUT UP!

On my F&$%&#@ terms, not yours

:)

Bernie O'Hare said...

IronPigPen,

1) I'm very sorry to read that you're going to discontinue the sports blog. That is the most informative source of information I've ever read about minor league baseball.

2) You've posted 19 comments here. In them, you continually refer to Obama as a fraud and liar. You disparage him and those who support him. It is little wonder someone would tell you to shut up.

3) When someone finally does, you act all offended and claim to be demonized, which is justification for more demonization from you.

4) I prefer good discussion, focused on the issues. Legislators should have more time to digest proposed legislation. It appears that some of these deadlines are driven by political expediency instead of a desire to solve real problems. But there are real problems.

5) Many of the more conservative thinkers who post here have great suggestions. That is so much more refreshing than the childish taunts that inevitably arise from partisan behavior. Don't you think you can do better?

Anonymous said...

Why is the president delaying the release of the deficit numbers due out this week? He's delaying their release by a month. Why?

Suspicions are that the numbers show the fiction that was his original stimulus calculation.

Shouldn't we get a full view of their early math skills before signing on to any more of their plan?

This is not a change in the way government does business. It's old, bad government on steroids.

Anonymous said...

Obama's approval numbers are tanking as independents/moderates are delivering their verdict on his taking a bad economy and making it much worse.

Biden's admonition that we must keep spending to avoid bankruptcy is the quintessential statement of this administration's plan.

It's reassuring that it's taken such a short time for people to say, "enough."

Anonymous said...

you can't run your household by spending and borrowing recklessly. What makes the Dems think its any different for our nation. Throw the bums out!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

To Bernie from Anon 4:15 AM

No, I didn't read all the pages of the legislation. That's not the point I am making.

You misinformed your readers by saying that they would all lose money, which is untrue. The legislation stipulates that a refund and tax credits would be going back to those in need/poor.

The accounts you must have read were also misleading to the public.

Bernie O'Hare said...

A refund? For what? The increased utlity bills? The increased cost of food caused by increaased utility bills? The lost jobs?

And to whom? Define those in need.

I'm not trying to be a wise ass. I will try to find out more, and in the meantime, I'd be thankful for any link you can send me to corroborate your claims.

Assuming this is true, it is still very strange. The government takes money away from those in need and the poor. Then it gives it back, or at least some of it. Does this make any sense?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'll add here I try very hard NOT to misinform, so I will e looking into your claim, even if you can't get me a link.

Not so casual observer said...

THIS JUST IN Effective 4 PM today

Obama will no longer allow the term Healthcare Reform to be used. Hence forth it is referred to as
Insurance Reform

(Also today... Ted Kennedy admits and suggests that care rationing will be necessary to meet their health care goals,( I wonder who is rationing his care and denying HIM Chemotherapy and radiation becasue of his age.)

Anonymous said...

Kennedy will be punk'd when he learns that alcohol detox isn't covered under Obama Care.

Anonymous said...

The following site was written by the Congressional Research Service, a well-respected nonpartisan arm of the Library of Congress.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2454&tab=summary

Anonymous said...

There's your link, Bernie.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Thanks for the link. Here's what it says: "Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow certain low income taxpayers a refundable energy tax credit to compensate such taxpayers for reductions in their purchasing power, as identified and calculated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), resulting from regulation of GHGs."

This may help some low-income taxpayers whose utility bills increase. But how low? What about the inflation this will cause? I will look into this, but it does not seem to be enough of a safeguard at first blush.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I do have to thank you for the link. I never cease to be amazed by what my readers know. I think it's important enough to look at more closely.

Anonymous said...

Your welcome, BC.

Anonymous said...

HOW WILL WE TREAT OUR SENIORS

Discrimination against the elderly when it comes to healthcare is not discrimination — at least not to a key member of the Barack Obama administration.

Ezekiel Emanuel is director of the Clinical Bioethics Department at the U.S. National Institutes of Health and an architect of Obama's healthcare reform plan. He is also the brother of Rahm Emanuel, Obama's White House chief of staff.

Express Riders, the blog of conservative businessman and philanthropist Foster Friess, reports that Ezekiel Emanuel has written that health services should not be guaranteed to "individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens."

He also stated, "An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia," according to Friess' site.

Friess also points to an equally troubling article co-authored by Emanuel, which appeared in the medical journal The Lancet in January. It read in part: "Unlike allocation [of healthcare] by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination. Every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age.

"Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years.

"Treating 65-year-olds differently because of stereotypes or falsehoods would be ageist; treating them differently because they have already had more life-years is not."

Surgeon General said...

If we can get national healthcare, maybe all the Longdems and other local politicians will be able to get access to Thorazine, Lithium, and things will improve for their constituents.

Anonymous said...

Politics are a pendelum. When you swing a pendelum too far in one direction it snaps back dramatically in the other direction. Bush was eight years of creating a huge deficit, billions on an unecessary war, financial meltdown, one disaster after another, that the country is in a mood of letting anyone who is the complete opposite of him do whatever he or she wants because there is such a reaction to the eight disastorous years we just had. As long as it's different from what Bush would do, the public sees it as beneficial. I don't know how history will view the Obama presidency but the country is evening out the damage.

Anonymous said...

Wow, a right-wingnut feeding frenzy. This is just what some of you whack jobs enjoy.

Wait until your insurance company doesn't pay on a chronic broncial condition in your sixties because of pre-existing condition. Impossible? The amazing thing it stems from a severe bronchial infection successfully treated 25 years earlier.

True story the lady has been paying premiums for years and as soon as the words chronic came out the Insurance company pulled the plug.

GTod Bless those caring Insurance eExecutives, we thank them from defending us from thoughtless government types.

Some of you are more dense than African
ebony.

Anonymous said...

Bernie:

Unemployment is a lagging characteristic of business cycles. Note the recession started long before unemployment took its drastic plunge.

Firms will not hire until they have started earning profits again (just starting now) and productivity grows by using existing employees.

Look at the employment rate for almost business cycle for many, many decades. You will see improvement does not occur until after the recession ends.

The cap and trade legislation may have a cost, but I believe it is a good thing.

Finally, someone has to tackle this country's health care system.

Biting off too much? He has to. The mess that was created by the last administration needs rapid action.

maverick said...

bernie,
i'm also disappointed- but what do you expect when he keeps outsourcing his bills to pelosi & reid? remember what i've been saying for the last 15 years....

Anonymous said...

He's David Dinkins. He's Wilson Goode. He's the promise of an African-American turned disastrous by the Peter Principle. Obama has similarly failed up. His numbers are tanking quicker and worse than Carter's. Congress took him for a stooge and was correct in its assumption. He is an unmitigated failure after just six months. He was barely an Illinois dogcatcher four years ago. He had no experience or accomplishments. He'd never run a business or balanced a budget. He had all the shortcoming Americans have rejected regularly in Senators. What did we expect?

Anonymous said...

The racistis are out in force tonight. You really hate the fact an African-American is President. You should do drugs like Rush and Bush, it would help you mellow out.

Or you could hike the Appalachian Trail.

Alfred E. Spewman said...

Last November, I voted for Obama. Was it the right choice?

Yeah, believe it or not, "change" can be bad too. Who woulda thunk....