Bill Roberts wrote:
My only question is: Who in the hell are the 36%? My guess is it’s mostly the people who make under 3K per year who will now receive 1K…for each kid they have had and cannot support. Obviously, this kind of thing also encourges accountability and personal and financial responsibility. Well…at least we can count on seeing sales for beer, smokes and lottery tickets soar.
It’s been almost a month. It’s pretty obvious that the democrats are going to get swept out in the mid-term elections and Obama - unless he drastically changes course - will get his one term, ala Jimmy Carter.
Well, there’s also the possibility that no matter the result, everything bad will be blamed on Bush. Even at the end of an 8 year term, even if all terrible economically, Obama and the Democrats may well receive no blame by the media or most of the public. Or even vast praise.
Well, eight economically terrible years into FDR’s presidency, did the media or the public blame him for failure to recover? No, he was the hero. Why, if not for him it would have been so much worse – it was all Hoover’s fault don’cha know.
I dunno, about four years or so into Clinton’s presidency the economy was picking up and a lot of people were suggesting the Reagan/Bush years deserved the credit.
Well that hasn’t stuck, has it? Clinton is widely viewed as an economic savior/visionary, as if he created the tech-boom.[/quote]
Interesting. It would seem as though responsibility for economic prosperity would be subject to partisan bias and revision.