This time last year President Obama held his first news conference about Health Care reform.
Saying he wanted it done quickly so he could go back to jobs.
He had passed the Stimulus with the veiled threat that if it didn’t happen the universe was going to collapse.
And Utopia would reign if we did.
It’s now a year later.
Unemployment is 9.7%. (Government workers 3% hmm…)
The Underemployed and the “discouraged” (people who have given up completely) has tripled.
The more likely unemployment rate is somewhere near 16.7%
And He did promised to focus “like a laser beam” on jobs.
They spent a few days on it, passed a puny $15 billion dollar Son of Stimulus and have plans for even more of the same.
Then he went right back to the drum beat of Health Care Reform.
Some “laser beam”.
The only obsession is Health Care.
And they are related.
As I have said before, if I were an employer I’d be worried about hiring right now considering all the taxes Obama wants to hit you with from health Care to Cap & Trade to Income tax hikes, et al.
So a year later where is “Hope and Change”?
In the toilet.
People have less hope now than a year ago.
And as for change, only for the worse.
And Harry Reid gleefully pronouncing how it excited him that 36,000 people lost their jobs in February was less than expected just shows how they don’t really even understand reality to begin with.
And Health care has ANOTHER deadline by the President.
But this one is to prevent the Congress from going on April recess and having be blasted by The People, much like last August.
Heaven forbid they’ll actually hear the People.
Now that would be “Change you could believe in”.
But that’s a fantasy.
They are engaged in Democrat trench warfare. They just want to win at any cost.
No matter what.
They view failure as worst than success.
I heard on analyst yesterday say, “well he could have just said I tried, the republicans refused to go along, so be it on their heads let’s talk about jobs.”
And then actually do that.
That leaves the onus on someone else and then gets done what people have been screaming at them for over a year about.
But no, they are too obsessed with their Holy Grail to give up the quest now.
The war has gone for so long and they are so close they can’t see anything else.
The walls have closed in around them and all they see is the light at the end of the tunnel.
Personally, I hope it’s a train!
But the Republicans will have to remember, it’s not about how great they are ( in comparison).
The whole of Washington and it’s “process” ‘s is what is the really problem.
And Washington as a whole would be smart to recognize that, or the Republican could win big in November and then squander it by the usual Washington Gridlock.
So this minefield has red and blue mines laid out.
And the Nuclear Mine is a shiny red button that the American people have told Congress not to touch.
But like a little kid told not to do something they are obsessed with doing just that.
They can’t help themselves.
It means too much to THEM.
They must do it!
(WP): President Obama’s proposed budget would add more than $9.7 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, congressional budget analysts said Friday. Proposed tax cuts for the middle class account for nearly a third of that shortfall.
The 10-year outlook released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is somewhat gloomier than White House projections, which found that Obama’s budget request would produce deficits that would add about $8.5 trillion to the national debt by 2020.
The CBO and the White House are in relative agreement about the short-term budget picture, with both predicting a deficit of about $1.5 trillion this year — a post-World War II record at 10.3 percent of the overall economy — and $1.3 trillion in 2011. But the CBO is considerably less optimistic about future years, predicting that deficits would never fall below 4 percent of the economy under Obama’s policies and would begin to grow rapidly after 2015.
Yahoo News: CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Regulators on Friday shuttered banks in Florida, Illinois, Maryland and Utah, boosting to 26 the number of bank failures in the U.S. so far this year following the 140 brought down in 2009 by mounting loan defaults and the recession.
So it’s been a year.
How’s that “hope and Change” working for you?
Feeling a sense of Deju Vu?
I know I am.
So let’s end of comedy note: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2eh6f5Go0