By: Elmer Williams
President Barack Obama started his Bus Tour on today and he came out swinging at the Republicans. According to the Washington Times the President said “We’re going to give members of Congress another chance to step up to the plate and do the right thing. I have just one question, and that is, do the right thing for whom.
He also said in the same story “We’re going to break up my jobs bill … into bite-sized pieces. Maybe they just couldn’t understand the whole thing at once.” This would be the equivalent of saying “I’m going to break down this cyanide into small pieces and maybe you can digest it better”. The problem is not with my digestive system it is with the substance that I am attempting to swallow. You have to wonder what ever happen to common sense.
In the Presidents plan businesses can be sued if found to discriminate against the unemployed in hiring. How the so-called discrimination can be proven is unknown, however I bet the Trail Lawyers are licking their chops at these potential Lawsuits.
The “American Jobs Act” offers Payroll Tax Cuts for Employers which is a good thing. The bad news is that no Employer is going to hire new employees based on temporary tax cuts. There is also “Buy American” in the Bill. People will buy American if we start rewarding and allow American companies to benefit because they are American. We then should place a tax on all imported merchandise. This would encourage “Buy American” not some pep-rally speech.
I thought the Recovery Act was supposed to stimulate the economy but it did not. What just boils my blood with Obama is that every time a crisis comes up he always goes Chicken Little on the situation. “The Sky is Falling the Sky is falling”, but then he turns around and says “we need to past this Bill to put people back to work. There is Democrats who do not agree with this bill. Look what Jim Webb told Politico when he was asked how the President was going to pay for this bill. . “We shouldn’t increase taxes on ordinary income. … There are other ways to get there.”
I can give the President some credit that he is adamant about his failed Policies. When his critics talk about him and criticize him, he simply stays the course. No matter how many times you point out that Marxism does not work. He just remembers back in is college days when he would discuss with his college buddies how good Communism was.
He does not care if his policies work or not. He is more interested in actualizing is core beliefs. How else can anyone explain to me how a man could fail time and time again yet undeterred. He wants you do digest the cyanide and say to him “thank you sir can I have another please”. What Ever Happen To Common Sense in politics?