We’re going to need one to pull ourselves up this slippery slope we’re on. Word came out yesterday that the US Automakers need another $16-20 Billion in bailouts to survive and even then, their plans are sketchy. Banks are clamoring for bailout money….and who is next in the soup line for handouts at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer? We’ve already footed the bill for those receiving and about to receive (and bust) Social Security.
President Obama has cried that past policies (I would assume he’s talking about Bush and/or the republicans tax cut ideas) are “failed policies”. But aren’t the spend, spend and spend some more to stimulate the economy failed policies as well? Look at what Roosevelt’s Treasury Secretray wrote in his diary: “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and now if I am wrong somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosper. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. I say after eight years of this administration, we have just as much unemployment as when we started. And enormous debt to boot.” Even Obama’s pick for his Economic Advisory Council chair believed the same. It took a war to recover. A war, that we don’t want now, I’m sure. World War II took many men out of the workforce via the draft (articifically lowering unemployment as the workforce size was reduced) and the needs of the war and recovery afterwards drove the economy. Innovations during the war (some started before, but many generated and pursued heavily during the war) really helped expand the American economy. Some will decry that it was all spending, but ask anyone who lived through World War II and you’ll hear stories of rationing and limited supplies – restrictions we are no where near these days. Americans need to start living within their means – this practice of living on credit is largely to blame for the current crisis we’re in today. Follow the thread further and you’ll see that by living within our means, the economy will have to contract a bit. After World War II, the Baby Boomer generation started – a growth in American population that helped drive the economy. More people needed more items and desired more variety. Now, at the current birth rates, we’re actually stable and maybe shrinking (unless you consider immigration and some illegal immigration). Fewer people mean less putting money into the federal government’s hands, into Social Security (while more are talking it out), and less demand on the marketplace.
It’s really time that people wake up and see Obama for who he is. He is a masterful debater and political strategist who is using “false arguments” (i.e. democrats are for the stimulus bill which will help the economy and republicans are against it and want to do nothing) to manipulate the public. We need to put a stop to these endless bailouts and stop the blind following of the fear mongering about the economy – a pledge that Obama managed to break within the first two weeks of office.
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