Trying To Be Sneaky
by James Glaser
December 28, 2009
Washington does a lot of things when it thinks we are looking the other way. On Christmas Eve, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that says that the American tax payer will pay all losses that Freddie Mac and Fannie May have over the next three years. Christmas Eve is a good time to try to slide things past the American citizen, but this time it didn't work.
The sneaky part didn't work, but you and I are still on the hook for those losses. President Obama is willing to spend and borrow as much as he needs to, all the way to his next election campaign in 2012. That is why this bailout will last until then.
Of course, if the White House plan had worked, we wouldn't have heard about it. Back in early December they did get by with one thing, and that was opening up the Artic to oil drilling. George Bush tried doing that for eight years, but it never got past the American people, and it was stopped.
George Bush didn't have the front page and every Sunday morning news program filled with a health care bill like Barrack Obama did. So it was pretty easy for Obama to slip in the announcement about the opening of the Artic to the oil corporations without anyone noticing. Maybe, some of the people read about it, but health care was the issue of the day. Score one for the sneaky people in our government.
What the White House and the oil companies are willing to do, is use up every drop of oil we have in the ground, saving nothing at all for future generations. That is true not only with any oil we have in the ground, but also with any money we had in the bank. Barack Obama and the rest of our elected officials in Washington will and are using any sneaky way they can come up with to keep themselves in power, and if they ruin the country for our future generations... well, that's just too bad.
There is no way we are going to bite the bullet and stop spending so our children will have a chance at a decent, secure future. Washington is more than willing to spend our way to bankruptcy, and use every natural resource with which they can make a dollar. Sorry kids, those sneaky politicians have made sure that you lose.
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