The presidency of the United States is a unique position. It is a big job. It takes someone who is willing to work hard, very hard for a very long time. And that's just to get elected. Although compared to a private sector job, the presidency does not need near what a CEO would make, especially nowadays, but that's not why people seek the office. It is the position in the world. It is the place in history. It is the opportunity to lead a nation for what will seem a very short time in retrospect, but a very long time while it is occurring.
The blend of domestic and foreign affairs makes the presidency almost 2 jobs in one. It can seem overwhelming and it can be overwhelming. It all depends on who holds the office. For the past several years, the public is generally accepted that the presidency was too big of a job for George W. Bush. Americans for Avery. They wanted someone different. That gave us Barack Obama. Now, looking back over the past year, we concede that the presidency is too big for Barack Obama. It is too big an office for him to be effective in leading the country in a direction that it needs to go. It is too big a job for Obama to be successful.
Nobody expected the number of jobs saved or created by President Obama stimulus bill to be accurate. Even the Democrats know that the number of jobs created is very low. And everyone outside of the Obama administration knows that verifying a saved job is impossible. There is no way to quantify any saved jobs. But every month the administration rolls out their numbers and touts how well they are doing. Of course if they didn't, there would be a consensus that the stimulus bill was a complete failure. The whole $787 billion of it.
But how did they arrive at those numbers? I thought they just made them up. Took a wild guess. I was only half wrong. Many people are involved in the guessing. The administration and its bloated bureaucracy muster up people who receive stimulus money asking them to tally how many jobs were saved or created and have them send in a form. How many jobs were created or saved? Of course the answer is a joke. If it weren't for the $787 billion, it would be funny. Let's take the strange situation of Eric Shaffer.
Congress did it. They passed the 1990 page healthcare reform bill. I wonder how many members of Congress actually read it. I'll bet it was a lot less than 220.
It's apparent I had things wrong. I was wrong about what's wrong in America. The problems in America, is that government is too small, it does not reach far enough, and taxes too little. Think goodness we have the Democrat majority to help us solve this previously ignored problem.
The healthcare bill that is currently going through Congress is not about the uninsured. It started out that way. It was a major part of last year's presidential campaign. Even earlier this year, there was a national concern about insuring the uninsured. With the mounting job losses in the economy being killed by the socialist principles of the administration, we needed to keep the uninsured insured and provide low-cost medical access to those people who would otherwise have to go to the emergency room. My, how things have changed.
Passing the healthcare bill now is all about politics. It's about the people in Congress who think that they are standing up and making history. Well, they are making history. They are accelerating the country into bankruptcy.
In last year's Democratic primary, candidates Barack Obama debated the other candidates at the time. Included were Joe Biden, Christopher Dodd, and Hillary Clinton. The question that had come up was one of experience. Hillary Clinton hammered at candidate Obama saying that he did not have the experience to be president and take that 3 AM call. Obama acknowledged that he did not have the experience, but he thought he had any quality that trumped experience -- judgment.
Well, the electorate was convinced and Obama was elected. And now almost a year later, it's time to expect some results. America is not liking what it is seeing. In February, the citizens were asked to urge their congressperson to force through a stimulus bill that would fix the economy from the eight years of "failed policies."What we have to show for it? $787 billion added to the national debt. We have had absolutely no job growth. In fact, we have seen unemployment grow to levels not seen in a generation. They are expected to go higher. The Obama administration continues to take credit for rating the economy back from the brink. What brink? From the poor results that we've seen from this legislation, the economy recovered on its own.
The Democrats are, that's who.
The lefties can't seem to get enough of Sarah Palin. Whether it's the pervert David Letterman or liberal talking head Keith Olbermann. They can't seem to stop talking about Sarah Palin. Their problem is they can't seem to stop spewing enough hatred about her. Letterman can't get enough of telling enough stupid perverted jokes using Sarah Palin for a punching bag as much as a punchline. Trouble is, Letterman is not funny. He's proven himself to be a sick, dirty old man. Letterman is such a dirty, rotten, filthy, vulgar, foulmouthed slimeball, I haven't been able to watch them for years.
President Barack Obama has said in recent interviews that he is becoming worried about the future of America's debt. The annual deficits are beginning to pile up and the national debt is finally becoming something to be concerned about.
Well, land sakes, Pa! This is news.
With the Senate passing the health care bill, the Democrats are becoming confident, if not downright arrogant, that this is going to pass. The liberal media reports this as a first step on the long road. Yet Senate majority leader Harre Reid says that he can see the finish line. With the way these massive bills have picked up momentum, it does not seem outlandish that the bill can be passed and made into law by years end.
The Democrats have pulled together their coalition and got the votes necessary to keep advancing the bill. Instead of looking for compromise and improvements to the current bill, they are looking for Republicans to sign on to the bill as it is. Again, Democrats blame the Republicans for the absence of bipartisanship. They ask, "Where is your alternative?"The Democrats expect the Republicans do we only in their own 2000 page bill that does the same thing as tears-taxes on, spends even more, and improves nothing. The Democrats are including giveaways for Senators whose states still have something on their liberal wish list in exchange for their vote. How do these political favors improved health care in America?