I had originally planned to avoid political issues in my blog. But due to the continued idiocracy of our government I feel it is my duty to speak out. I keep hearing about this plan Obama has to give away 900 billions dollars.
I laughed at Bush’s stimulus package early in 2008 when he handed out those $300 to $1200 checks. I knew that was like putting a bandage on an amputated leg. It was useless; little more than a bribery to convince the American people that Bush cared.
I cashed mine and then it was spent and gone.
How is it the old Chinese proverb goes? Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Why should I give Obama any more slack than the last guy when what he’s doing is just another insurmountable blunder? This money needs to be invested—invested in businesses that are going to create jobs. Those same businesses that moved out of the United States over the last 8 years.
What the government should be doing is giving that money to businesses that insource—that is companies and corporations that bring jobs back to America. America is currently hemorrhaging jobs at a rate I have never seen in my lifetime.
I have to shake my head when I hear of people making comparisons to with what went down in the early seventies. Every time I turn on the news another 5000 jobs evaporate. Today it is Macy’s. Tomorrow I’m sure it will be some other company.
The worst thing of all is that this time around the corporations are profiting. We need serious policy change. Corporations should no longer be immune to retribution. And most of all, corporations should not be allowed to lobby our government.
I seem to recall that Obama’s big campaign pitch was all about change. I am yet to see any change. He’s trying to do the exact same thing the prior administration did. And he’s backsliding on other promises he made as well. Already . . .