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Friday, February 06, 2009

He makes a good point ....

Charles Krauthammer - The Fierce Urgency of Pork:
"'A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe.' -- President Obama, Feb. 4.
Catastrophe, mind you. So much for the president who in his inaugural address two weeks earlier declared 'we have chosen hope over fear.' Until, that is, you need fear to pass a bill."
Let's remember also that one of the things that was high on the Obama list of ways to 'create' jobs was by fixing the inferstructure of cities -- meaning roads, maintainance, and buildings ... jobs which would force the workers to join a Union because the government has forced itself to have to hire union companies. Even then one has to wonder if the workers hired would be local talent or those that come from the companies payroll (creating about zero jobs in the long run).

It was also supposed to go to help the small town, USAs to keep them alive as workers in the cities got laid off ... yes this does mean help to local farmers & bee keepers if need be ... keeping them from closing shop. But the money needs to go to the small farmer with less than 100 acre of land, less than 5000 head of livestock, etc. Those are the farms that have been hurting for over a generation (since the Carter administration at least)

It was supposed to help the home owners in trouble so that they could have a 'cushion' of time to get their act together -- granted I thought that concept was stupid to begin with, if they can't get it together now why would 3 months make a difference? Usually extra time works against a person.

But now the package has just become a push .... never mind what's in it, never mind whether it will actually do anything for the nation --- just get it thru so Obama can say he did it .... just do it, do it, do it.

Don't take the time to look at the big picture and the effect it will have in the long run .... rush, rush, rush ....

now isn't that how Obama got into office in the first place? They started pushing him as 'the candidate' before he even won his Senate seat???

They will push us right into another Depression if they aren't careful ... you can't spend and spend and spend without looking at the checkbook once in a while.

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