I am surprised nobody started this thread, so allow me. My grade over all was a C-. Obama needs to get out of campaign mode…It sounded like he was campaigning still.
This whole smoke screen of bi-partisanship, while in the same breath, blaming the republicans for the problem isn’t going to get things done. Lest he forget that congress has been under democrat control for 4 years prior to his election. Whether you like Bush or not, one thing is certain, congress, be it democrat or republican voted with him most of the time.
Bush was a fiscal idiot, but the whole of the republican party is not to blame alone. The democrats had much to do with it. So much for bi-partisanship.
He also really hasn’t figured out that people are against the stimulus because of what’s in it, not because it simply exists. Like a dead fish, the longer it sit out, the more it stinks.
If they really want to do an honest stimulus they need to scrap this piece of shit and start over, but this time keep Nancy Pelosi out of it. It is her, not Obama, that made this thing stink on ice.
Personally, I have no doubt the economy will bounce back on it’s own. If there is one thing Americans know how to make, it’s money. After all the aftershocks from the initial earthquake subsides, things will start to improve.
I disagree whole heatedly with Obama’s notion that only government can save the economy…Government sticking it’s nose in it cause the whole subprime mess. We know government can break it, there is little evidence that it can fix it.