Sunday, February 8, 2009
Sunday Morning in the Queen City
What is going on in Washington with regards to the Stimulus Bill is shameful. A bunch of politicians that don't know very much about economics are debating what the word stimulus means. The Republicans that are against the Stimulus Bill because it spends money is just too dumb to try and answer. As President Obama said, that is what a stimulus is. The part that is so sad is the fact that the Republican Senators against the Bill are from states in the south and west that need as much help as any states in the union. And these poor people still believe that these Senators are looking out for their interests and well being. Is there some kind of twisted irony in all this? Remember the Southern Strategy? This first came on the political scene in 1968 when Nixon won the Presidency. Good old Senator Strom Thurmond was the first Democrat to bolt from the party and become a southern Republican. And why? Because of the Civil Rights law and the southern reaction to the Federal Government telling the southern states that black people had civil rights. I know for some people that is ancient American history. Now here we are 40 years later, and we now have a black man as President of the United States. And, the Bush administration has turned over the country to President Obama in a mess. In all fairness, even President Bush could not do this in eight years. You have to go back to President Reagan to trace the beginning of the path of deregulation and small to no government enforcement of the security laws, etc. Here we are in 2009, and we have a President that has a brain, a heart and courage and he is trying like hell to help rebuild the middle class that was destroyed by the Republican Party and their philosophy of deregulation. This is not going to be easy, even for President "Bat Man" Obama. To turn this economy around, given the number of jokers in Congress will take a team of super heros. It will take Paul "Superman" Volcker and a host of super heros to turn this economy around. Good luck Mr. President! May the Force be with you.