Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

"Good Morning, Obama. This Is Your Wake-Up Call"

President Obama is finding out the hard way that people are paying attention to him.  The AARP is asking hard questions about his proposed health plan and gutting Medicare.  For those that don't know, the AARP is the biggest, most powerful lobbying organization in the country.  When they start asking questions, you're in deep shit.  He's also facing a lot of people angry that he wants to get rid of anonymous balloting for union elections.  As a former union guy, I understand why people don't want the people running the union intruding on their actions.  The energy tax is meeting huge resistance, no pun intended.  And based on this, I'm guessing his plan to green up cars at the cost of $1,400 per vehicle has also hit the skids.  The health care thing is a real problem, because it reveals how much people distrust the government.  A guy at work was trying to sell me on the idea of the government handling my health care.  I said, "Yeah...the same folks that gave us FEMA, the Post Office, the IRS...."

Obama basically shot his wad getting the stimulus package passed.  A huge bill that no one took the time to review that benefitted a select few and stuck the citizens with the bill.  Now that the abuses are getting out, like how the banks receiving the money are telling everyone they will NOT reveal what they are spending the money on and we can't make them.  The "Cash For Clunkers" program, to get people to trade in vehicles to boost the auto industry?  The cars that qualify for the $4.5K tax credit are not set in stone due to fuel economy.  18MPG is the borderline.  The feds have revised several vehicles that were 18's to 19's, and people are finding themselves either on the hook for an additional $4.5K or being forced to give the new cars back and take their old ones.  And some enterprising Internet detectives found a video clip from NBC back in 2004 where Obama slammed the Patriot Act for being so huge no one could read it before the vote, no debate on it, and the administration trying to intimidate anyone who didn't support it.  Hey, deja vu!

The media, which did such a good job trying to sell the American public that popular opinion was firmly behind Obama, is finding they can't deny the truth anymore.  They are finally reporting voter dissatisfaction with the Prez, with an approval rating hovering below the 50% mark.  The D's are getting desperate, with Nancy Pelosi saying they have the votes to pass the health care bill in August.  Uh-huh.  That's why you are saying that instead of just waiting (not to mention cutting deals with the Blue Dogs, conservative D's that were blocking the health care package in committee).

It's curious that, despite overwhelming opinion set against these proposals, they are still trying to force them through.  I have long maintained that we do not live in a democracy, but a republic.  Trying to do these things that everyone from economists to the voters are opposing proves this conclusively.  On the bright side, if any of this does pass, a lot of political carreers will be over and we may finally get some fresh blood in Congress.  Libertarian Party, get ready for the spotlight.
Tags: did not do the research, haven't we suffered enough, history, hypocrisy, infernal gall, lord hear our prayer, news, politics, stupidity, this ought to be interesting
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