Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Prez is Pizzed Off...

I think the President has hit his breaking point. Remember last year.. when the lipstick on a pig thing was going on... and that's all we heard about for it seemed like a month...I know it wasn't but that's what it seemed like.

Well my favorite time of that was when then Sen. Obama said this:

Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Sen. John McCain's campaign of engaging in "lies" and "swift boat politics" in regard to his comment about "lipstick on a pig."
"Spare me the phony outrage. Spare me the phony talk about change," Obama said at the start of an education event in Norfolk, Virginia.
"We have real problems in this country right now. The American people are looking to us for answers, not distractions, not diversions, not manipulations. They want real answers to the real problems we are facing.
"I don't care what they say about me. But I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and swift boat politics. Enough is enough,"

Well two times today I have heard him almost use the same tone of voice, maybe not quite as strong but close to it when he has made statements. The first time when he was announcing the Executive Pay Package, he made some addition remarks talking about the stimulus bill and how the rethuglicans are basically blocking it and all they want to do is talk about tax cuts and it is too much spending.

Well, tax cuts are what got us into this mess, and spending is what stimulates the economy. Republicans can deny that all they want to but it is true. Yes, some tax cuts will help with giving middle and lower class money in our pockets, and small businesses can benefit from tax cuts... but this thing of cutting taxes for the upper incomes and for all businesses is just not going to work.

Look at what I posted before here that compares the two, and it clearly shows the difference. between taxes and spending. A world of difference.

Just now, signing the SCHIP bill once again President Obama stated the same as this morning,

Now, in the past few days I've heard criticisms of this plan that echo the very same failed theories that helped lead us into this crisis – the notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can ignore fundamental challenges like energy independence and the high cost of health care and still expect our economy and our country to thrive.

I reject that theory, and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change. So I urge members of Congress to act without delay. No plan is perfect, and we should work to make it stronger. But let's not make the perfect the enemy of the essential. Let's show people all over our country who are looking for leadership in this difficult time that we are equal to the task.

I am sure he is going to be criticized for saying this, but you know what, go ahead. Say what you will. But he is right. He won, by a LARGE margin, the American people voted overwhelmingly for him and his ideas. We choose him, to set the tone, to set the policy, to deliver us out of the mess that we were brought into the last 8 years especially.

No, we can't blame all of it on just the last 8 years, and no we can't blame all of it on the Republicans, but we have rejected the old way of doing business and said we didn't want that any more. So, why are we subjected to this over and over by the media and by the Republicans?

As the Prez said twice today... We rejected that theory, and we voted resoundingly for CHANGE!!! Change for the Better!!!!

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