I think that most Americans are experiencing a generalized depression about the nation these days.
It’s a sense of weariness because our paychecks don’t stretch enough in the supermarket where the cost of food, particularly meat and fish, is soaring.
Anyone can state some positive numbers about our economy, and I can just as easily post a counter list, all true, that show the opposite. But why, the true believers won’t believe them.
Here is the one that is most important; whether people actually feel any improvement. And even Obama concedes this point.
“They don’t feel it,” Obama said. “And the reason they don’t feel it is because incomes and wages are not going up.”
The Democrats outspent the GOP this election cycle, tried every trick in the book, but people vote with their wallet. And the simple fact is the US economy is still struggling with too many under employed. And almost every program the government has pushed though has done nothing but make it worst. What fundamentally hurt the Democrats was their inability to deliver prosperity as they used to. In national exit polls, 45% of respondents cited the economy as their chief concern. Ahead of health care, 25%, not to mention foreign policy, 13%.
We’ve learned Obama’s skills are mostly about campaigning and not governing. It’s painful to watch a man who is so obviously in over his head. The president, it seems, is a better salesman than he is an executive. And more and more are suffering because of it.
I’d like to think that he went into office with as genuine ambitions as anyone could and a deep respect for the government, being a constitutional law professor and senator. And I wish he had delivered on his promises – I agreed with many of his points (overreaching executive power, right to privacy, soaring nation debt, etc.) I just never believed he would deliver and would become another Chicago machine operator. And he has. Sadly.
OBAMA BIGGEST SPENDER IN HISTORY
US News: President Obama, despite all his recent bravado about being bipartisan and cutting the deficit is the biggest tax and spend president in history.
Barack Obama’s speech on the budget yesterday proved conclusively that the man is a liar and a fraud. The Obama administration has pushed the government to the point of bankruptcy. The Obama administration has been the tax and spend ticket since it came to power. When, in the history of the world, has a government raised taxes during a recession? There’s a reason the answer to that question is: never.
“If they gave out Olympic medals for fiscal irresponsibility, President Obama would take the gold, silver and bronze,” Master said. “With his three years in office, he will have had the highest deficits ever recorded. And the highest of those deficits is now projected to come in 2012.” The official pointed to a faltering economy and the bipartisan stimulus package that passed last year for the record deficit.
As one economist said at the time of the stimulus proposal, “Let’s drop the euphemism of “stimulus package” and call this agreement by its proper name: “deficit spending.”“