Another commenter said in response: “Yeah, I’m sure he has nothing better to do.”
This made me question what happened, that this person felt that this was the case……….
Perhaps this person is so politically jaded that they find it impossible to believe that anyone will ever do anything for the poor and middle class.
I can understand that; the Republican presidents; who have dominated the White House for the past twenty or so years have been of that very nature. And what else might we expect of a Political party who uses Biblical quotes like, “The poor will always be with you.” to justify not helping the poor.
But we are hoping for a better result. This time we are hoping with all of our hearts that we have elected a man who is as truly different and unique in the history of his office, as he appears to be and as we believe him to be. if he should turn out not to be as different and caring as he has so far demonstrated; I will be the first to call foul but I don’t think I’ll need to do that this time.
I listened to Barack Obama when he was asked about having a mandate from America. He said that the only mandate he felt he had, was to do what he said he intended to do all through his campaign; Assisting the middle class to get back what it has lost under the rule of the Corporations and helping the poor to progress to the middle class ; by asking the wealthiest 2% of Americans to pay a little more in taxes; encouraging small business and job growth partly by investing in the American infrastructure; in sore need of repair and replacement; with at least some of the money coming from a decreased need for troops overseas. Bringing the troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq
So, I say that I’m sure; he has absolutely nothing better to do. This was the point of the Obama campaign; to “encourage” the wealthy to give up a bit; encourage small businesses to expand by providing tax breaks; and spread the wealth around.
It is possible that you might have missed this if you spent any time having your mind numbed by Mitt and his band of thieves i.e. Republican comrades and henchmen.
Directing attention to America’s infrastructure is a very unattractive notion for the Military Industrial Complex. these good old boys are all Republicans; corporate fascists; brutal capitalists; ruthless producers of death.
If The President was to create jobs (Yes; I said it); by developing programs to reconstruct America; there is no guarantee that the super-wealthy would be able to drain their usual obscene profit from it. Not if organized correctly.
Adapt and adjust to the circumstances is not a philosophy the 1% embrace. They never go with the flow. These super-wealthy wheelers and dealers who pass billions back and forth like so many poker chips while their neighbors can barely feed their children; are used to controlling and redirecting the flow when it doesn’t suit their current needs so; if you sell lawn mowers; you sprinkle grass seed and fertilizer in people’s yards. If you make weapons capable of destroying square blocks; you start and encourage a war.
Americans making enough money to be independent of the Corporate Oligarchy is the worst nightmare of the “Republican Leaders”. Their system only works if they keep the workers hungry; ever striving for that golden ; mesmerizing; but oh so unreachable goal of financial independence.
The carrot and the stick; just like a donkey. I don’t want to be a donkey and I don’t think any of you should have to be donkeys.
NAAHW! Scheeew! What was that shit I smoked last night? LOL