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Why Obama Can't Save Us

I admit, in spite of my admiration for Ron Paul and his ideas on the economy, I had a moment of joy when Obama was elected. At least now we have an intelligent and educated man at the helm, instead of a likeable cowboy druggie. At least now all the marginalized people have encouragement that they may have a voice in our faltering democracy. But the recent "bailout" has been the hugest plunder of our future wealth ever to pass, and Obama is in no position to stop it. The Republicans used to be the party of fiscal conservatism, and the democrats were the social activists. Now that the neocons have turned Republicanism into insane spending radicalism, the Democrats can look fiscally responsible by spending more than they ever have before. Our Treasury is in a bad way, our economic future looks bleak. And even if Obama is smart enough to realize what needs to be done, he is saddled with the Democratic party. He will be unable to make the needed changes. Instead of a cure we have temporary palliation of monetary crisis which will result in the death of the patient.


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Nov. 20th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Regardless of who won this presidential race, this is a terrible situation to be facing. I really hope there's some commonsense injected into this whole process.

I'd love to laugh at the absurdity of the bailouts but it seems to be escalating from an ill-conceived mismanagement of funds to pure highway robbery. I have a rant brewing in me about the proposed bailout of the big 3 auto makers but I'm trying to temper that so I don't come off like a stark raving lunatic.
Nov. 21st, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Those who accept the status quo economy in which government supports big business in order to "stabilize" our economy are going to anyone who wants to change that crazy. It's the standard defense. We need to educate and win over enough voters to put some economic realists into congress. For now we're in fantasyland and biz is stealing America from the people. It's enough to inspire more than rants....!
Nov. 23rd, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
I concur
Ditto - I'm just praying that we palliate long enough for us to be doctors so we can do something when we're all on the streets. Can you come with me when I flee into the mountains? I need survival skills and I'll be going through internet withdrawals.

love LEAH!
Nov. 23rd, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Re: I concur
Yes.....Leah I have every intention to be wayyyyy up in the mountains somewhere.....and you and your hubby are of course welcome wherever that ends up being.... Where are your roots?
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