Friday, March 20, 2009

Obama: Out of Touch, but Popular

I watched the last half of the Obama interview on the Tonight Show last night. People that say he's not suave guy is just fooling themselves. He is a very personable, easy-going, smooth-talking character. Just darn likable, if you take the politics out of it. But because he is likable doesn't make him a great (or even a good) president. He has calmed down his out of control spending ever so slightly and has settled on left-wing in talk but still pushes his (Pelosi's?) extreme agenda through his actions.

That is what makes me think that he is just out of touch. I don't know what they learn in Chicago, but it doesn't seem to be about thinking things through (No, not a ding against Chicago-ans, just of the political bunch.) The economy is doing bad and that is something we all know about. So why keep pushing frivolous spending such as $2.4B USD for electric vehicles, continuing subisidies for corn based ethanol, and multi-billion dollars to many other programs. It is just ludicrous. Not only that, but the Federal Reserve is going to create $1 trillion out of thin air.

It is just so frustrating to see everything skewed so far to the political left. Personally I am more of a moderate and didn't exactly like the previous administration either. But take a step back and look at what you are doing before you rush in to frivolous off the cuff spending. Politicians need to look back at history and see what hurts and what helps. The can even look at the lives of the common citizen for help. When we (the common man) are in trouble financially, we save and spend money on the things that have a good ROI. That is what our politicians need to see.

Sorry about my little rant. Now back to working with FoxPro.

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