Monday, February 09, 2009

Defeatist Mentality

I’ve always had pride in our nation. To live in America is one of the greatest things on earth. We have freedoms that many nations do not have. The people, for the most part, are friendly and loving. They like their neighbors and don’t mind lending a helping hand.

Then, along came the election of 2009! We (and I say that lightly, because I had no part) elected a man that preached CHANGE all through his 2 year campaigning. But, the minute he gets in office, he begins to do what he wants, and there is absolutely no change. In fact, he has gone against every principle he stood on during his campaign. He promised to put only those qualified for the job in his cabinet, those people who were above board in their private and public lives. The first thing he does is put people in there that is very questionable. He chose several people who refused to pay their income taxes until faced with the expectant job. The first one, which was the most disturbing, made it through. He is to handle our money, yet he couldn’t even use Turbo Tax correctly! Then along came two or three more appointments with the same problems. Thank goodness, they haven’t made it through Congress. The president says that it was his mistake. I actually think the vetting process was flawed or perhaps he thought he could sneak them through without any problems. After all ‘HE WON’, and he should have no problem getting whom he wants in his Cabinet.

Well, he won, all right. But we are the people who have elected him to work for us. And I think his obligations should be to ‘we, the people’, and not done for a specific group to which he owes his election.

And, to think that now, with the stimulus package not being approved quickly enough, he is using scare tactics. He is telling the public and those in Congress that, if this bill isn’t passed, “the recession will linger for years”.

"This recession might linger for years, Dr. Doom, aka President Obama, told us Thursday. 'Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that at some point we may not be able to reverse.' Woe is definitely us. ... In a piece of op-ed commentary in The Washington Post, he puts a little realistic distance between himself and credulous Republicans and other conservatives. 'I reject these theories [such as tax cuts], and so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change,' he writes. This will come as big news to a lot people who took a flyer on Mr. Obama, persuaded by his friendly embrace of the idea that cutting taxes is good, and his promise not to bother anyone earning less than 200 grand. That was then. Now he only reminds us that he's the president, and we're not." --columnist Wesley Pruden

Fear is a killer! Fear drags people down, makes them doubt their own worth or their ability to rise out from under their problems. The President has awakened fear in the nation by feeding into the people the notion that, if the stimulus package isn’t passed, we might never recover. The truth is, if it is passed in it’s present form, we might never recover! The debt on our children and grandchildren will be enormous. And the jobs that have been promised aren’t there. But the amenities for others is there. But the President said there has never been a bill passed without these additions. Well, now is the time for a real change in how government does business! Stop adding pork to bills that have absolutely nothing to do with what they are trying to fix! Rise up and be the politicians we elected to office and do what is needed rather than playing to those special interest groups!

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Maxine said...

Wow. Do we ever need prayer in this nation. I don't think enough of us realize the seriousness of the situation. We should really be on our knees for our government.

Barbara said...

Maxine, I believe praying for our government and trusting GOD to hear our prayers is all that is going to help us. The officials are intent on doing what they want to do, not worrying about what is going to happen to America. It looks like they are amateurs playing house to me! Frightening, to say the least.