I listened to Obama’s speech last night and like many of you, I heard nothing new on the solutions to the nation’s debt crisis. The blame game, information intended to mislead the public, and politicians not living up to their responsibilities is a miscarriage of duty and a moral disgrace. We, the American people, deserve better.
If the president knows the buck stops with him, why does he lead this country down this risky highway? Why does he risk his own re-election? His stakes in last night speech was the ‘balanced approach’ pitch. He is depending on us, the dumbing-down populace, to back his plan which is nothing but talk right now. The people who agrees with him will make it a plan by calling their representatives asking to “raise taxes on the rich.” The democrats will oblige and – here we go again with another standoff.
The President took office on the promise that he could fix the economy, yes, the broken one he keeps saying he inherited – “two wars and an expensive prescription drug program“. He claimed he had the right people, the right policies, the right hope and change needed. Since he has been in office the nation’s deficit continues at $1 trillion until 2020. Folks, that’s way too much money left for our posterity to struggle paying down. Yet what does some people in government propose? Raising taxes and raising the retirement age.
Let me tell you, if I had a job where I do nothing but call meetings every other day, sit on my dusty behind and talk, and take endless vacations with rounds of golf and conference meetings at plush resorts, I wouldn’t mind at all if the age requirement go up. Hey, I’m having too much fun, why complain? But there are countless of Americans who don’t have those opportunities. They love their jobs as brick layer, cashier, cook -they just don’t want to spend their golden years doing it. And why should they – because the elitist say so? Because just in this administration alone – Obama’s bailouts, stimulus spending, and new entitlement i.e. ObamaCare – have put us deeper into debt. I suppose you forgot about those little pesky items in the budget we’ve recently inherited, didn’t you? I wonder why Obama doesn’t remind us of those great things he’s done for the economy and our American way of live? Oh wait, he’s leaving that talk for campaign speeches, assuming he gets his way and the debt limit/debt ceiling is lifted pass 2012.
The majority of American people voted Obama in to fix the sluggish economy – to ‘transfer the wealth of the rich to the poor’. Well, that hasn’t happened. And unless government reform the tax code and close up loopholes, stop spending money on programs we don’t need and giving out foreign aid, I’m not holding my breath on it. What I would like to see is a ‘balanced approach’, too. I would like to see those Americans that voted for Obama in office in 2008 balance their vote in 2012 and vote him out.
According to money.cnn.com – U. S. Hits Debt Ceiling: Why It Matters, May 16, 2011:
“Congress has already passed and the president has already signed legislation that increases spending or decreases revenues. Those decisions have already been made,” said Susan Irving, director for federal budget issues at the Government Accountability Office.
This ‘Talk Back Tuesday’ is part of the ongoing Conversations Changing America, aka, CHANGEversations.