Obama sure can talk but are his plans sound and can he lead?
Published: November 21, 2009
Published: November 21, 2009
If anyone exudes the definition of chutzpa, it is our president. His administration's plans have preformed poorly yet he blames others and accepts no responsibility.
Based on recent polls, people are now starting to see his plans are not working. During an interview with Fox News he proclaimed, "I think it is important, though, to recognize if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the U.S. economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession."
He should look in the mirror and see who has increased our debt three-fold and continues to look for programs that will add even more debt. His statement that we are in recovery is astounding as he apparently doesn't look at the unemployment rate, which keeps rising, and the demise of small businesses, which is happening daily.
In addition, there is no conclusive economic evidence that we are in recovery. Even the recent reports of the mainstream media indicate the numbers put out by the administration regarding jobs created and saved is a bunch of hooey. The administration has even reported jobs in congressional districts that plainly don't exist.
Why does the administration put out this phony information? Are they that incompetent or do they think no one will bother to check the facts?
Even the mainstream media is now beginning to check because many of them now realize how they have been used by this president.
The Chinese were apparently not convinced by his rhetoric, and the president did not come away with any substitutive agreements with them. In fact, they torpedoed his "climate control" initiative and he was forced to take it off his agenda for this year. There will be no Copenhagen treaty signing this year and maybe not at all with the Chinese adamantly opposed to this fantasy proposal.
And, by the way, what about General Motors proposing to spend bailout money overseas? How many U.S. jobs is that going to create? That proposal should be stopped in its tracks. American taxpayers don't want to see their hard-earned money spent in foreign countries to provide jobs. That money should be used at home or returned to taxpayers in the form of tax cuts.
Ironically, the president says tax cuts would add to the deficit. Funny, President John F. Kennedy didn't see it that way. There is nothing in this administration's current policy that is truly a stimulus for economic growth and the proposal such as Cap and Trade and universal health care, as presently proposed, would do more damage to our economy than the free-market system could ever impose.
This is now President Obama's economy just as Afghanistan is his war of "necessity" as he proclaimed. It will be interesting to see how he manages both.
So far, we're unimpressed.