“This recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse,” Obama wrote in the newspaper piece titled, “The Action Americans Need.”
….. unless we pass his party’s mislabeled “stimulus.”
He has put the no-confidence game he has been playing on steroids. He has no belief that the American economy can recover without Washington doing the spending. And even that will take years.
The evidence against this bill being anything but a pork-laden monstrosity is overwhelming.
Sixteen days into this administration, broken promises litter the floor. Just a few:
- There will by no earmarks.
- There will be no lobbyists.
Victor Davis Hanson is right:
(subheadline at home page) Anyone who cares about the U.S., at home and overseas, must be worried, very worried, about the disastrous last two weeks.
(at Page 3 of his “Work and Days” column) Let us hope that the world doesn’t try to test us this month. And if the outlaws do, let the sober and judicious people (and there are many) in Obama’s foreign policy team be allowed to react. In week three, we are light years from ‘hope and change’; now it is let us “hope he can change.”
He needs to, because he’s at malaise already. It took Jimmy Carter 2-1/2 years in office to get there. In fact, Carter’s mostly misguided speech at least had a shred of optimism in it:
Little by little we can and we must rebuild our confidence. We can spend until we empty our treasuries, and we may summon all the wonders of science. But we can succeed only if we tap our greatest resources — America’s people, America’s values, and America’s confidence.
Since his electoral victory, Barack Obama and his party have been all about destroying our confidence and sewing uncertainty. Either it stops, or, for their sanity, the American people had better start ignoring his speeches, and watching his actions like hawks.
UPDATE: This is what he thinks his win in November meant –
In recent days, there have been misguided criticisms of this plan that echo the failed theories that helped lead us into this crisis — the notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can meet our enormous tests with half-steps and piecemeal measures; that we can ignore fundamental challenges such as energy independence and the high cost of health care and still expect our economy and our country to thrive.
I reject these theories, and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change.
Horse manure. The American people did no such thing — not even 52% of them. Mandate, schmandate.