Thursday, January 28, 2010

His primary thrust was jobs and reviving the economy

“To Democrats, I would remind you that we still have the largest majority in decades, and the people expect us to solve some problems, not run for the hills. And if the Republican leadership is going to insist that sixty votes in the Senate are required to do any business at all in this town, then the responsibility to govern is now yours as well. Just saying no to everything may be good short-term politics, but it’s not leadership.”
~Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

President Obama's state of the union served a dose of reality. His primary thrust was jobs and reviving the economy. He also called for the Republicans to stop saying no to everything and show leadership. President Obama called for a new jobs bill, aid to education, small business tax cuts and the completion of the health care bill. He spoke of the banks and the bank bail out which everted a major recession or even a depression and that most of the money had been paid back. He called for a surtax to the biggest banks who benefited from that aid. He said if they can pay huge bonuses they can pay a fee for their bail out. The Republicans sat on their hands on that one. The President also singled out the Supreme Court for criticism for their overturning of a 100 years of law that put limits on election spending by corporations and unions. He pointed out the even foreign corporations will now have influence on our elections. He spoke of new incentives on energy, off shore drilling, nuclear energy and green energy. It was one of his best speeches and answered a lot of questions. It was a positive powerful speech, on which if followed through will help job growth improve our economy.


It is time to dump Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Fed. He has given aid and comfort to the people that exploit the American people, the banks and wall street. The government bailed out the banks with American tax payers money then the banks say thanks and raise the interest on credit cards and mortgages. Bernanke said nothing and let it happen. He is no friend to the working man in America. Lets appoint someone that treats everyone fairly and puts some limits on those banking practices that hurt Americans.


James O'keefe who brought down criticism Acornby getting a staffer to give aid to a supposed prostitute has attempted to bug Senator Mary Landriue (R-La) office. The fair haired boy of Fox News and the Right is now wearing prison overalls and facing felony charges. Maybe Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck will pay for O'Keefe's lawyers and have him on their shows as a hero of the Right.

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