Saturday, September 24, 2011
President is running out of ideas
Guest article by Max Drake
This letter to the editor of the Sandwich Enterprise was reproduced here with the author's permission.
I read, with interest, your reposted NY Times editorial last week under the “What Others Say” column, and along with that, Joanne O’Keefe’s letter to the editor. I couldn’t help but marvel at how the political left is always so willing to give one group the shirt off someone else’s back.
Considering the fact that Obama’s last $880 billion “stimulus plan” borrowed from our Chinese friends, has resulted in a 9.1 percent unemployment rate, a debt ceiling crisis that saw our nation’s credit rating drop, and zero new jobs created in August, I am baffled by those who continue to praise his failed economic policies. It is simply beyond comprehension.
The President’s approval ratings and overall job satisfaction ratings are dropping faster than the barometric pressure at the onset of a Northeaster. For good reason. Combine a 9.1 percent (and probably higher) unemployment rate, $3.79 per gallon of gasoline, $3.90 per gallon heating oil, the highest debt load of any administration in the history of our nation, an economy that is in the toilet, and a president who is governing against the will of the majority, and you have a recipe for a Democratic disaster at the polls in 2012. Amidst all of this, all Obama can come up with is the same old and tired class warfare mantra: “Tax the rich.” Holy smokes.
Furthermore, the President’s confrontational attitude with House Republicans does not seem so much designed to facilitate the passage of legislation as it is to unite his left wing base for his 2012 election campaign. This tactic is so transparent that only the “true believers” still refuse to accept the fact that the emperor has no clothes. Who could support such a cynical approach?
In summary, could someone please tell me when last it was that a tax increase balanced our budget and paid off our national debt? It has never happened, and never will. Cut spending now.
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