Obama Sees Lions And Tigers And Bears! OH MY!
By: Michael John McCrae
The Washington Times submitted a report by Joseph Curl entitled: â€œDoomâ€ talk scored as â€œnon-presidentialâ€ on February 9th which attempted to explain the recent democrat rhetoric pointed toward getting the necessary votes for the so-called â€œstimulusâ€ plan created by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
That is probably the major rub. Nancy and Harry allowed a pork fest of democratic wants and desire to infect a bill that was supposed to create jobs and the word hit the saner electorate street. The phones have been ringing and the constituencies of all the senators are voicing a mere 35 percent approval of the plan as written. The other 65 percent are threatening to follow in the footsteps of the tax cheating Treasury Secretary Tim Giethner if the democratâ€™s bacon bill is passed into law. Arlen Specterâ€™s constituents are threatening open revolt if the republican RINO gives in to Nancy Pelosiâ€™s personal holiday shopping list.
Our President has been forced into some very unbecoming FDR-like rhetoric to defend a plan he has already declared a â€œspending billâ€ saying basically that he firmly believes government can spend us out of a possible recession, but if we donâ€™t act fast on this particular bill, the nation and the world are doomed!
You can read the article for yourself by searching the title, but the main gist of the article is plastered into the very first paragraph: â€œ[The] Presidentâ€¦and top Democrats on Capitol Hill are deployingâ€¦stark predictions of doom and gloom to push through their economic-stimulus package. In terms not heard in Washington since the late 1970s under President Jimmy Carter’s watch, the new president has sought to terrify Americans into supporting the $800 billion-plus bailout bill.â€
For those of us who suffered through Jimmy Carterâ€™s â€œmisery indexâ€ days of high unemployment and double-digit inflation we can see whatâ€™s coming. The democrats are overusing the terms â€œcrisisâ€, â€œcatastropheâ€ and the biblical â€œArmageddonâ€ to not just warn people but to â€œterrifyâ€ the electorate into telling their senators to vote for everything Nancy and Harry want from the White House.
No matter what you might hear from the White House, a 7.6 percent unemployment rate still means that more than 90 percent of Americaâ€™s workers are still employed and producing. That is more reason to remain optimistic. Yet, a steady diet of â€œgloom and doomâ€ may eventually have a solidly adverse effect on Americaâ€™s economy.
Quoting the article: â€œWith his fiery rhetoric, the new president runs the risk of terrifying consumers and investors, which could depress the economy even further. While the economy is bad, it is a far cry from Great Depression levels, when as many as 30 percent of Americans were unemployed, compared with the 7.6 percent now.â€
At least 60 percent of the people involved in this so-called plan agree that there is very little stimulus and a whole lot of government pork-age in the package. The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) is in an agreement that the nation would probably be better off if there was no plan and we just allowed the American economy to correct itself with the market forces of supply and demand. There is no need to terrorize the women, children and the elderly into believing weâ€™re all going to die without the Obama spending plan.
But this is now a contest between restraint, patience and intelligence versus overreach, rhetoric and fiscal irresponsibility. Guess which side the majority of legislators support?
The Obama Administration isnâ€™t even a month old and the people need Zorro! Zorro defended the people against the corrupt Donâ€™s of his day that sought to steal the freedoms of the people and enslave them to the state! So far the people merely have several Don Quixote-like heroes playing for time but eventually willing to cave if the plans include a pet tax cut or two. A real Zorro would cut his sign of the â€œZâ€ for â€œZEROâ€ and move the current plan to the congressional shredder!
HEY CONGRESS! HEREâ€™S A NOVEL IDEA! JUST DO WHAT YOU DO BEST! GO ON AN EXTENDED VACATION!
The Wizard of OZ (Obamon Zeal) has left the castle in a big bag of hot air.