Where do people get their news anyway? Prior to the State of the Union address last night, 2/3 of the people in the latest poll, voted that Barack OBama was more concerned about big business, than he was about the middle class. I don’t pretend to know everything, but one thing, that I have NEVER doubted was that OBama hit the ground running, for the interest of both the poor and middle class.
Isn’t anyone paying attention to the REAl news as reported on CNN? Is it about the McComb/McCain report? Or do you all read internet,with the right wing slant or listen to the Christian Broadcasting networks? Or do you all really believe Bill O’Riley and Fox news?
For some reason, I’m guessing that these same 2/3 of the population, did not watch the State of the Union address last night either. I accept the fact, that there will always be people who would rather bitch about the lies than feel better about the truth. Because they still haven’t gotten a job,then OBama isn’t keeping his promises, is that it?
You know that depression ,they were predicting, that we were going to have, that was to be worse than the Great Depression? Do you really want to know why it didn’t happen? It was because the banks were bailed out, for one reason. Yes, AIG has been a real pain in the butt, refusing to give disclosure, but even if they had not been bailed out, our Country would have lost thousands and thousands of factories and the jobs it would have entailed, that didn’t happen, home foreclosures would have tripled and even greater job loss would have occurred. Now that OBama wants to take the 30 Billion that has already been paid back by the Banks, and put it into funding more small banks, jobs or healthcare, for the middle class, he is being threatened to have it fought, “tooth and nail” by the Republicans in office.
Anyway, if you did not watch, the State of the Union address, let me inform you, incase that you have forgotten, that George W. Bush and the Republicans inherited a surplus of $285 Billion from the Clinton administration and left behind a deficit of $8 trillion before OBama even was sworn into office. They sent our young men and women to two wars and failed to pay for a dime of it.
I’m not sure, our deficit isn’t already so great that we will be facing bankruptsy ,even if another dime is never spent are you? Do you have any idea, at all, how much a trillion dollars is times 8? OBama, also reached out to all Republicans and told them if they had a better idea for health care, please be in his office to discuss it with him this morning. The Republicans have made it clear that health care reform is dead in the water but OBama made it clear that he is not giving up! It not only pays for pre-existing conditions but keeps down premiums and gives fuller coverage for all of us that need it, regardless of what has been reported.
CNN, has been disclosing all week, where the money borrowed by OBama and the Democrats has been spent on the job stimulation packages, and I have watched a great deal of it. To date, it has been spent entirely on blue collar/middle class jobs repairing our intra-structure,to build a bridge and repair roads,to build energy efficient malls/buildings/small businesses dealing in energy efficiency, they definitely will attract both business because of the low cost of heating, as well as middle class people to work in these stores, and on homeland security projects. I did see one that was a tennis Court in Montana, that I would question, other than that, I have yet to see one job, that if I lived in the area, I could not have justified and I seriously doubt that any of you could either. The person over-seeing the money spent, is highly regarded by both parties. It may be the only thing that they have agreed on.
The McComb/McCain report is nothing more than sour grapes, in my opinion. Apparently, no one has ever talked to McCain on how to lose gracefully. This really saddens me, as at one time I saw him as a Republican, I could vote for, and I had a great deal of admiration for him. Something happened, while running for election, in my opinion, that changed him.
There is no way government can create a job market entirely. It can only create a stimulus until the jobs do come available again. For people that are hanging around for the steel jobs to come back, I can only tell you, it is in your best interest, to train in a new area of work, because they probably are amongst the jobs that will never be coming back. No fault of either party but instead the changing of times.
Because I believe in being honest and fair, (I have offered my opinion on democrat Ben Nelson,of Nebraska, in past blogs) WE ALL have a right to be “mad as Hell” at Nancy Pelosi, democrat,Majority Speaker of California, if the report I heard is true. Supposedly, she took Government planes, two to be exact, and flew her cronies to Copenhagen, over Christmas, to the tune of $400,000 plus charged to the tax payers.
I feel that we all need to contact our representives, and demand that she should be fined the same amount, and made to put back the money that she spent or hear an explanation that could possibly justify her spending the money. In my estimation, it is time we give OBama a chance and go after the individuals responsible for the corruption.