Thursday, February 12, 2009

President Obama's Long Term Goals

The stimulus plan, quietly signing an executive order which will change the voting districts in the US, and reversing President Bush's order to stop funding to foreign countries for abortions are just a few things that the new president has done in his first weeks in office.

What exactly is his long term plan? We already know that he is trying to steer this country as far left as possible and he is using the help from the Democratic majority in congress. His speeches still sound like campaign speeches and he is touring the country to promote his socialist agenda. This is what I believe President Obama wants to do.

  • Promote his socialist agenda to make the American people believe that only the government can help them prosper.
  • Have congress pass all of his government controlling socialist programs.
  • By the time he is up for re-election make certain that the people are dependent upon these social and welfare programs so that they will re-elect him.

It is all about getting elected.

In my opinion President Obama is not a great leader but he is a brilliant politician. He knows how to persuade the American people into thinking that government is the only thing that will pull us out of this economic mess. Even though he is already in office he has been acting like he's still on the campaign trail. And the media love affair is still going on. How long is this going to last?

Before we turn into a country similar to the socialist nations of Europe we need to do something. Write to your senators and congress men and women. Voice your concern about the stimulus package and the direction this country is headed. In 2010 vote for representatives that will work for you and not for Obama's socialist agenda. Only you and I can change the direction of this country. Our voices need to be heard.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Problems With President Obama's Stimulus Plan

Only 38% of Americans support the presidents stimulus plan as it is written today. Personally I do not believe that it is a stimulus at all. In my opinion this is just another Democrat spending bill. The Democrats decided to put in as much pork as they could fit into this bill on programs that in their opinion were neglected during the Bush administration. All of this spending does not create jobs and they should be separate bills.

Here is a list of a few spending proposals that will not create a stimulus in our economy.

  • $29.68 billion on improving the highways. This will only create temporary jobs. Once the project is over then the economy will be back where we are today.
  • $16.13 billion in Pell Grants and student aid. We will not see this have an impact on our economy until after those students graduate from college. This will also depend on whether or not there are jobs for these graduates or not.
  • $14 billion on school renovations, $13.60 billion on special education, $13 billion on programs for disadvantaged children. These are are all great programs and I believe in investing in our future, but again this will not create jobs. I believe this should be a separate bill and not be included in the stimulus plan.
  • $2.4 billion on other programs like a new lawn in Washington, new furniture for a federal building, new cars for federal employees, money for STD research and contraceptives and the list goes on and on. None of these will create jobs.
So what changes need to be done with this bill? Number one all the "pork" should be cut, period. That money should go towards tax breaks for new home owners which will help pull us out of this housing crises. We should also give tax breaks on small business. If businesses in America have more money to spend that will give them incentive to expand and create jobs. Job creation should be the number one priority in this bill.

Rush Limbaugh has a unique approach to the stimulus bill. He believes that "there's an opportunity for genuine compromise." Here is what Rush has proposed.

" Fifty-three percent of American voters voted for Barack Obama; 46% voted for John McCain, and 1% voted for wackos. Give that 1% to President Obama. Let's say the vote was 54% to 46%. As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with recessions, under the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan of 2009: 54% of the $900 billion -- $486 billion-- will be spent on infrastructure and pork as defined by Mr. Obama and the Democrats; 46% -- $414 billion -- will be directed toward tax cuts, as determined by me."

I think that is a great idea. Although, it would be nice if the Republicans got their way. (I know that would never, ever happen with a Democrat majority and a Democrat in the White House). Rush has proposed a great compromise. In the meantime I will continue to dream of a better job for my husband and a better life for my children while I wait for this economy to turn around.