What the hell is going on ? President Obama, Director Summers and Treasury secretary Geithner,
In one years time the agenda you present is non productive, irrational and places the country further into debt.
1. The value of the dollar. Is your goal to weaken the dollar to pay off debt or a race to the bottom of currency devaluation before your neighbor devalues ? History negates the latter option.
2. Oil is $79 a barrel and gasoline is $3 a gallon.. We freed Iraq we are in a recession. Policy will not let us drill on our own land. Is your goal to force us to go GREEN through higher expenses.? Not a good idea for U.S. job creation.
3. The Democratic controlled congress continues to spend. The centralized economy approach has 300 years of history as being inefficient. Are you afraid to let the American entrepreneur( with a level playing field ) compete.?
The policies you promote are job killers. Are you purposely trying to bring this nation into a depression with the idea that it would be easier to pass a socialist agenda.?
Move to the center you are out of control. People are becoming more distrustful of the government day by day. We are a nation of laws let all Americans abide by them. Our voice is heard loudest on election day.
Everybody is looking towards government to put forth their agenda not through merit but by FORCE crafted in legislation. Americans are upset because we have lost the representation that was present when government was closer to home and rational. The federal government has literally corrupted our ability to forge our life without apprehension. This is accomplished by the constant drip of new regulation, restrictions and fear. Legislation is accompanied by slogans such as for your safety, do it for the children or the coming apocalypse of global warming.
The economy would be better off if control was relaxed from Washington.
A brief historical comment on the national debt.
A pamphleteer named Brutus in the 18th century warned against a centralized government’s power to borrow money.” borrow money on the credit of the United States . The Congress may mortgage any or all of the revenues of the union and may borrow of foreign nations a principle sum, the interest of which will be equal to the annual revenues the country. By this means, they may create a national debt so large as to exceed the ability of the country ever to sink. I can scarcely contemplate a greater calamity that could befall this country than to be loaded with a debt exceeding their ability to discharge. If this be a just remark, it is unwise and improvident to vest in the general government a power to borrow at discretion, without any limitation or restriction.”
Lets get down to real work.
Distrust plagues the economy. The federal government’s quest for control hampers the ability of knowledgeable people to move the economy forward. Individuals cannot plan when government has fostered an environment with autocratic laws and inconsistent rules. Large companies profit from this centralized approach with out true competition. The CEO’s of Wal-mart and GE have both backed the latest junk science coming out of Washington (current Heath care and Energy bills). They run to government and back every centralized plan being introduced without the spine to exercise commonsense and put the country first. Thankfully, so far small business is the largest employer of workers in the country.
If you need to pay Washington to open up a forieign economy then you don’t have free trade. Washington has either become a shill for special interests, drunk on power or completely out of touch with their constituency. If any of these scenarios are true the government has become ineffective and hazardous to individual rights as described in our founding documents.
This centralized approach of “one fits all” mandate is the crux of the problem. So I have to ask the American people what is the most amiable path to take. What offers the most freedom to the individual?. What system would be superior at keeping government in check?. The concentration of power has always led to atrocity even if it is congress instead of a dictator. Let us as Americans live up to our heritage and take the pressure off Washington. Let us alleviate the burden of narrow special interest so they can re-acquaint themselves on powers delegated to the federal government in the constitution.
Believe me Mr. President and Congress we can handle our own lives without the media induced fear or the top down management you exert. It is clear that power must revert back to state and local control. Americans can see that Washington is incompetent and meddlesome when it comes to the individual. This is where the modern political authoritarian must step back and check their premise as to their logic to force a free man or women that governments path is superior to their own. It is quite easy, constrain governments ambition to micro manage people and begin to look towards individual freedom as the goal, it is then our country will flourish again.
Due to the great debate taking place nationwide by reason of such a gargantuan divide maybe we should do nothing until we have a good old commonsense American debate.