Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mr. President and his friendly media

So President Obama's press conference last night should stand as an example of how all good rulers. Be sure to limit the media to only positive questions that further the Administrations agenda.


I know this isn't unheard of. But when will he be asked the other questions? When will he be asked the hard questions?

So, why set up that type of press conference? Why continue this campaigning? He seems to believe he is more intelligent than those that elected him. He believes he has been appointed by a higher power (not God, that would be religious and therefore wrong). He is our savior (again not a religious savior, a savior from ourselves and the American way). All this angry talk of how they won the election. He believes he was appointed to save our country from those evil conservatives. Well, yes, he was elected. Well so were all the Republicans in the government.

To this end, he simply dismisses all of us who have differing opinions. He, and his party, act as though we are unintelligent because we have differing opinions; as though our dissension indicates a lack of understanding. I understand your policy. I understand your rationale. I just don't believe history has shown you this will be effective. And the founding fathers didn't support your ideas. Article 1 section 8 (limiting government) is the foundation of our country. It has allowed our country to become the super-power it has become. And that's all we want. Limit your government. We are not stupid for these beliefs. If we are, then America was founded on stupidity.

So the single most important part is the creation of 4 million jobs? And the private sector has to be responsible for those creations? So what are you doing to improve the job market? Are you reducing payroll taxes to allow us to pay more staff more money? NO. Are you decreasing the tax on corporations' profits or the capital gains tax? NO! Instead you are spending money that will have to come from somewhere. So where are those funds going to come from? Me? YES! What, in any of this, is designed to help us in business? Nothing. So don't bother pretending you are helping.
President Obama is going to have the government push us back into life. Only the government can stop the progression of less jobs, less money, less spending, and less jobs? Why not let the businesses fail? We will survive. In nature, we don't help the weak animal survive. It is eaten. It allows the stronger animal to flourish. So would allowing them to fail. There are many businesses that have been allowed to fail, many that seemed crucial to the nation at the time. And the country recovered.
And how are they going to save us? By most estimates, these jobs will take 1 1/2 - 2 years to start. Sure seems like a long time for our nation to be heading toward ruin as the President has stated.
Perhaps this isn't about the economy, though. Maybe this is their way of advancing socialism in our country. Let's bail these businesses and people out. Lets help them. Then we can tell them what they are allowed to do. They did take our money and help so we must have the right to dictate things to them. Sound ridiculous? How about CEO pay? Sure seems like we have the beginnings of socialism.

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