I would add in Treasury Secretary Geithner, Fed Chairman Bernacke and our dear President.
Geithner and Bernacke for there Us Treasury Bond buy out which is just another attempt at a stimulus for what the 6th time now? (and a quarter of the money they are using is from TARP, remember that from 2 years ago that was going to save the universe?)
Trying to pump money into the system so that business will lend it and hire and buy. Instead, they just hoard it expecting the Obama Administration to hit them with even more taxes because the are “rich” “fat cats” and evil,greedy corporate america.
The Bush Tax cuts are still out there.
Health care Mandates are still out there.
Financial “reform” is still out there.
So what will they try next?
That’s been the problem all along. What will the Left do next to demonize the business community next? They don’t know.
And then our dear President is going on a trip to Indonesia where he seems determined to take the entire US Navy with him like a Potentate, at a cost some estimate at $200 million PER DAY.
He just doesn’t get it.
I saw his press conference the day after the elections and it was clear he personally doesn’t get it.
The Associated Press’ Ben Feller asked if he would concede that the midterms had been “a fundamental rejection of your agenda.” Obama declined. “What they were expressing great frustration about is the fact that we haven’t made enough progress on the economy.”
It’s not the policies that have failed. They just haven’t work fast enough for the stupid, impatient, get-me-a-job today, ungrateful , unwashed, stupid masses!
“Would you still resist the notion that voters rejected the policy choices you made?” “Voters are not satisfied with the outcomes,” the president said.
No matter how many ways reporters phrased the question, the answer was the same. CNN’s Ed Henry suggested there may be “a majority of Americans who think your polices are taking us in reverse,” and asked: “You just reject that idea altogether that your policies could be going in reverse?” “Yes,” Obama said sharply.
What failures he did admit were those of tactics and communications. It’s not that he has poisonous relations with business, he said, but that he needs to do better at “setting the right tone publicly.” It’s not that his economic policies were flawed, he said, but that people “don’t see” the progress.
You just aren’t doe-eyes and awe-struck enough to see how great he is. You don’t faint in his presence.
Then the best comedy line (in a cynical way mind you):
Peter Baker of the New York Times asked Obama for areas in which he’d be willing to compromise with Republicans. “I’ve been willing to compromise in the past, and I’m going to be willing to compromise going forward,” the president fired back.
Now that’s comedy! That’s why they shut out the Republicans completely, shouted and denigrated the American People, BECAUSE THEY WERE WILLING TO COMPROMISE!
Must be quite an alternate universe to be them.
When Fox News’ Mike Emanuel pointed out that one in two voters, according to exit polls, favors a repeal, Obama replied: “It also means one out of two voters think it was the right thing to do.”
It’s also obvious that the self-righteous, smarter-than-thou Progressive Left is incapable of getting it either.
There are calls by the whacky left to just ignore Congress altogether and just use regulatory power to get the agenda crammed through. After all, why let anything get in the way of Utopia?
By any means Necessary. The end justifies the means.
Many of these nuts are the same ones, by the way, that were made at Obama because he was far left enough for there taste over the last 2 years! Yikes!
Obama’s conclusion: “Getting out of here” — the White House — “is good for me.” On that, at least, he’ll probably get Republican support. (IBD-A Leftist columnist no less).
P.s. The San Francisco Liberal Food Police Strike again:
On Tuesday, San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to pass a law requiring restaurant kids’ meals to meet certain nutritional standards before they can be sold with toys. For example, the new law forces fast-food chains like McDonald’s to make their children’s meals healthier or stop selling them with toys.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, if the ordinance passes its final vote next week, it will go into effect in December 2011. Beginning in 2011, restaurants will only be able to give toys away with kids’ meals if the meal contains less than 600 calories, has less than 640 milligrams of sodium and less than 35 percent of the calories are derived from fat (less than 10 percent from saturated fat), except for fat contained in nuts, seeds, eggs or low-fat cheese.
In beverages, less than 35 percent of the total calories can come from fat, and less than 10 percent from added sweeteners. In addition, the meals must contain a half-cup or more of fruit and three-quarters of a cup or more of vegetables. A breakfast meal must contain at least a half-cup of fruit or vegetables.
Backers of the ordinance say it aims to promote healthy eating habits while combating childhood obesity. Also, activists who support the measure said they hope efforts like this would curb childhood obesity, perhaps starting a trend that would spread to other cities, states and the country.
“It’s not a ban; it’s an incentive. We’re part of a movement that is moving forward an agenda of food justice,” said Supervisor Eric Mar, who sponsored the measure. “Our children are sick. Rates of obesity in San Francisco are disturbingly high, especially among children of color,” added Mar.
But fear not:
Scott Rodrick, an owner and operator of 10 McDonald’s restaurants in the city, said, “There will be sales loss, there may be jobs impacted, and I know the city of San Francisco will lose tax income to people wanting a McDonald’s experience without government intervention.”
According to Rodrick anyone could circumvent the law easily. Someone doesn’t have to travel very far — a mile outside San Francisco — to get the traditional McDonald’s Happy Meals experience. (Until the liberal cancer spreads that is).
First it was Salt. Then it was fat. Now it’s Kid’s Meals….You’re Next Fatso!
The Liberal Food Police are coming for you, Barbara!