November 26th, 2008, 03:14 AM #1
Obama is "Talking Left and Governing Right"
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I've been scratching my head wondering where all of the promised "lefties" are.
His "change" is bringing in the old Clinton team, he has none of his own. Not one. Fine so far, but he has turned his back on the people who elected him - the far left.
Obama is now running for re election, by pandering left and running center-right! A-friking-mazing!
The Daily Kos is in denial. They are still on the same rant as if they won a victory with Obama, yet they are not represented one iota. The Hispanics didn't even get an honorable mention in his acceptance speech.
"Change We Can Believe In" = "To All You Virgins, Thanks For Nothing!"
I'll confess that I'm pleasantly surprised! I glad the lefties are most young and not prone to heart attacks!"The world burns while Obama Tweets."
November 26th, 2008, 10:48 AM #2About a year and half ago economist Don Luskin sent me a long article about taxes by Christine and her husband David Romer, who were writing for the National Bureau of Economic Research. From the introduction: "The resulting estimates indicate that tax increases are highly contractionary. . . . The large effect stems in considerable part form a powerful negative effect of tax increases on investment."
Later in the article, the Romers write: "In short, tax increases appear to have a very large, sustained, and highly significant negative impact on output."
That's what makes the Romer appointment so interesting. In fact, there is no question that Obama's economic team is right of center. All three are market-oriented. They're also pro-free-trade. Hopefully Summers and Geithner maintain the Robert Rubin King Dollar policy of the Clinton years. And if Ms. Romer can stop tax hikes, that will help the greenback even more.
November 26th, 2008, 12:17 PM #3
Give it a rest already.
Obama is a realist, not an ideologue. That is refreshing.
The "far left" did not elect Obama; the majority of the voters elected him.Never send to know for whom the bell tolls . . .
November 26th, 2008, 12:50 PM #4
November 26th, 2008, 01:01 PM #5
November 26th, 2008, 07:41 PM #6
Not so fast Gomer, Obama ran with Moveon.org's money, the Daily Kos's support, MSNBC and others.
He was promising a "tax the rich and give it away to the appropriate $$ demographic".
He has basically stuffed his base."The world burns while Obama Tweets."
November 26th, 2008, 08:11 PM #7
As Pexster said, the 'far-left', whoever they are, didn't elect Obama. The middle elected Obama. It also isn't true that Obama has moved to the right. The middle has moved to the left. Most voters want the government to provide healthcare and intervene in the economy.Right now, the missing electric bolt is lower tax rates and greater rewards for new risk investment by investors, successful earners, and business.
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November 26th, 2008, 09:41 PM #8
Chuckie--There's still a chance you might be called upon for Secretary of Labor!RayH42450@gmail.com
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November 26th, 2008, 10:35 PM #9
I'm not going to harp on how terrible it is that he won...can't do anything about it. I'm growing more confident, though, in how he will run the nation by the choices he has made (and hopefully will make) with regards to his confidants. If he doesn't push some radical left agenda and makes wise, prudent, thoughtful decisions that will better our country, then I'll be happy and I'll say it. If he does what his background leads me to believe he will do, then I will be disappointed but not surprised.
November 26th, 2008, 11:46 PM #10
I'm glad you're not going to harp on it, because your ideas about economics are just flat-out wrong. So be patient and get back to us in a few years.Never send to know for whom the bell tolls . . .
November 27th, 2008, 12:05 AM #11
November 27th, 2008, 12:59 AM #12
"The world burns while Obama Tweets."
November 27th, 2008, 05:49 PM #13Pexter, if I wanted to listen to an A/H, I'd fart! You don't have a clue about how a dollar gets into your paycheck..."Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the
foolish their lack of understanding."
November 28th, 2008, 02:05 AM #14
I'd be ok with some kind of universal health under these or similar conditions:
Illegal aliens are excluded.
There are two plans: "public" and private - If you lose your private sector job, you are covered under the "public" plan through unemployment. When your unemployment runs out, you continue on the "public" plan under the welfare department. Public employees are on the "public" plan.
The problem the way it is, is that the Dem's want a "status blind" health system, with no accountability as to immigration status. The Dem's don't even want to require identification to vote, so they'll want even less to get Pablo and his 9 kids circumcised.
Border states cannot afford to trust the Federal government. They promise to reimburse and they do - in three or four years.
I hope Obama is so successful, that even I vote for him in four years!"The world burns while Obama Tweets."
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