I Hate It When They Use Fear To Get Their Way
by James Glaser
February 6, 2009

I hated it when George Bush and Condi Rice started talking about mushroom shaped clouds over American cities so that they could get us to attack Iraq.

Just a few months ago George Bush and Henry Paulson were telling us if we didn't pass their Wall Street bailout quick like, the whole world's economy was going to come tumbling down.

We now know that Iraq didn't have atomic weapons or any of the other "Weapons of Massa Destruction" the Bush administration was telling us to worry about. Also, we know Bush and Paulson we lying to get that bailout money, because the world economy didn't tumble down, even after they spent the money differently than what they said they were going to do.

Now we have a new President, but he is using the same tactic. If we don't let him spent one almost one trillion dollars:

"This recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse," Obama wrote in the newspaper piece titled, "The Action Americans Need."

The Senate has some rules on how they pass or defeat big spending bills and one of the rules is that they debate what they are going to spend. Obama, while running for office talked about how he would change the way things were done in Washington and how he would bring "transparency" to the way he would govern. Well, all that is out the window, and we learn Obama was just using words, much like George Bush used "Compassionate Conservatism."

Obama wants his stimulus bill passed, and he wants it passed now. No debate, no transparency when it comes to what the stimulus bill includes. President Obama is saying, "Give me the money and give it to me now, or we might not be able to fix our economy, and yes, you better be afraid."

Our new President Obama has not brought change to Washington. Like almost every President before him, he is afraid to trust our governing process, and allow open and honest debate before we make a huge decision. And like past presidents, Barack Obama is using the tactic of fear to get his agenda passed.

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