Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I think they are both lying through their syringes...........they'll both go to hell, and then they can fight about who lied less when they get there. I'm sure a couple of the congressmen who are interviewing them now will also be there to join them. "I went to a garden party, and everyone was there....."

And then there's this........I just have to comment on the latest from Mr. Obama -lama-ding-dong.....

WASHINGTON - Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday that as president he would spend $210 billion to create jobs in construction and environmental industries, as he tried to win over economically struggling voters.
Obama's investment would be over 10 years as part of two programs. The larger is $150 billion to create 5 million so-called "green collar" jobs to develop more environmentally friendly energy sources.
Sixty billion would go to a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank to rebuild highways, bridges, airports and other public projects. Obama estimated that could generate nearly 2 million jobs, many of them in the construction industry that's been hit by the housing crisis.

Obama explained that the money for his spending proposals will come from ending the Iraq war, cutting tax breaks for corporations, taxing carbon pollution and raising taxes on high income earners.

Oh, yeah, this sounds great on the face of it, but it speaks directly to my point that he does not have the experience to govern our country. I know he means well, but he's clueless. Absolutely clueless -

End the war in Iraq? That's a fantasy, it isn't going to happen no matter how much you say it. What does he think he's going to get into the White House, stand on its hallowed, marble steps and then tap his heels together three times, and its over. As much as I would love to see the war (if you want to call it that - its more like a hostile gangland feud) end, it isn't. It's kind of like expecting my ex mother-in-law to invite me over for tea and crumpets. AND even if the war does end, we will still be pumping money into the country to try and rebuild it and maintain its stability.

Cutting tax breaks for corporations? One word - LOBBYISTS. There isn't a congressman alive that doesn't have some allegiance to at least one or two major corporations. And if you think they will put that loyalty aside for any President, you may have just been born yesterday.

Taxing carbon pollution? Possible, but see #2 above for road blocks.

Raising taxes on high income earners? Sort of like trying to cut tax breaks for corporations. Besides, where the hell does he think all the money he has been raising is coming from?

So, while I have expressed my cynicism above, I do think he is right that whomever gets into the Big House is going to have to find a way to create many jobs in new sectors as existing sectors change and dry up. I just think the money will have to come from other areas than those stated isn't going to be easy given the massive debt "W" has bestowed on us as part of his legacy.

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