Obama is a product of the same people who put us where we are. His campaign was financed by Wall Street, and big business. He voted for these bail outs (as did his counterparts in the Republican party). His appointments to his staff, are culled from the very people who created this mess. Where's the change? Hope ain't gonna pay the bills.
I'm not miserable, yet. I'm worried. I'm wondering what a cup of coffee will cost in a couple of years, or better yet a .
How much more can we print? Heck who needs to print it? It's just electronic zeroes and ones. Just zip it around and keep it moving so no one realizes it doesn't exist.
Fair enough. Very well said.
Believe me, there are a few things Barack has done already that have chaffed my ass: his support for the financial market bailout (I'd like to see him reverse his stance once in office) and keeping Lieberman in the fold come to mind. But he's done a admirable job keeping his ethical integrity in tact in the face of the Chicago political machine. Not exactly powder puff football.
Things will get worse, but he has 8 years to achieve some of his goals: (1) create jobs through investment in infrastructure, (2) obtain health insurance for the 46 million now unisured, (3) get out of the war and oil business, (4) move toward energy independence and invest in sustainable energies, and (5) invest in education. It's just a platform you won't see any Republican espouse. AND we need as many Dems in the Senate to see these through. So, yes, I'll vote for a crook like Blago for my governor
over a Republican if it means we preserve a Dem seat in the US Senate