Speaking to Congress
by James Glaser
February 25, 2009
I would like to think that last night President Obama was making a speech to the nation, but he was only talking to Congress. At the same time he was using the applause of Congress to make his words sound better. In all honesty, last night's speech was political, more of a advertisement, trying to get approval for bills passed and bills pending.
President Obama just signed into law the biggest spending package ever passed in our country, and he wanted to tell how good it was. He had to tell us, because we still don't know what we are spending our money on. We don't know now, and Congress didn't know when they voted for it.
Barack Obama is increasing the size of our government, even larger than George Bush made it. Obama has just started spending, and when he talks about how bad deficits are, that is all he is doing... talking. Here is an example of what I mean.
So, we are going to spend another $400 plus billion, send 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan, bailout the banks again, give more money to AIG, bail out Detroit again, and keep the troops in Iraq. Barack Obama is going to do all of that and more, while telling us how dangerous deficit spending is.
It was a good thing he has a Democrat congressional majority to stand up and cheer. I think they were the only people cheering. The rest of us were thinking about our future and our children's future.
Rich people made a lot of money when George Bush was in office, and rich people are going to make a lot more with Barack Obama in charge.
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