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Obama, in The Post, Calls for Action on Stimulus

President Obama today lays out his case for the stimulus bill in The Washington Post, writing in an op-ed page piece, "The Action Americans Need":

"By now, it's clear to everyone that we have inherited an economic crisis as deep and dire as any since the days of the Great Depression.... What Americans expect from Washington is action that matches the urgency they feel in their daily lives -- action that's swift, bold and wise enough for us to climb out of this crisis."

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By Web Politics Editor  |  February 5, 2009; 8:50 AM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Impeach Barry-O.

Posted by: CitizenPayne | February 6, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse

No Shibai President Happa Haole!

IF, you had a clue, you would have already begun getting Federal Agents out Checking Worker ID's! Fining their Employers! Telling your Boss Nancy Peloser to get HR:1940-Birthright Citizenship Act Passed, and made RETRO-ACTIVE!
You would have already told the collection of IDIOTS back in the Congress to EXPEDITE Individual Bills, instead of the boondoggle Pork-Fest you are trying to shove down our throats using more scare tactics than Bushie ever tried!

You would have already told the Banks to FREEZE Repo's and Fore-closures, rather than allowing them to get even more "Toxic Debt" for us to have to buy!
You would have gotten People who were working, and receiving no subsistence from the Government;

LOANS! Loans to get Delinquencies covered, and get re-located, or active again!

BUT, the truth of the matter is;

YOUR JUST A STOOGE!

A Congressional Patsy for all that is BAD inside the Beltway, and you do not have a F'ing Clue!

Step aside for Mitt Romney, and let him get such people as Warren Buffet, Bloomberg, Murdoch, Perot, and others to GET THIS SHIP BACK ON COURSE!

Barack Obama;

YOU, are NOT an EXECUTIVE!

Stop PRETENDING!

Posted by: SAINT---The | February 5, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

President Obama,

There is no doubt that our citizens recognize that this financial crisis is real and that its impact will affect the way we live in the future. That is why people that have jobs aren't spending - they are positioning themselves for the impending worldwide depression.So you're "preaching to the choir"when you remind us of where we're at and warn us of the castastrophe ahead. We feel your empathy but want to remind you of why the majority of the nation is'nt buying the stimulus legislation as it stands. We feel BURNED by TRUSTING our government to solve the problem by throwing money at it. Be pragmatic - create an action plan that has realistic and measurable goals. Have alternative plans in place to to keep us focused on our goals if previous measures fail. Remember what happened after 9-11. The whole country rallied around a new Presidents' policies in regard to waging war, homeland security, lowering taxes and stimulus plans created to fix the economy after the 9-11 stock crash. Well, when I look back at that, I feel that the mistake we made as a country was allowing politicians to bundle their personal agendas into domestic, foreign, and economic policy - and push all those changes through congress - and do it without any realistic "end game" or checks and balances - and we allowed it to happen because we TRUSTED them. The RUSH to have government solve our economic crisis by bundling politicians' personal agendas into massive spending programs brings back bad memories and seems disingenuous. President Obama - you have to show strength in leadership dealing with Congress. This is your moment - first impressions count.Be pragmatic - compartmentalize and plan one issue at a time.Don't put all your eggs in one basket.Health care reform, energy reform, education reform - these are all issues that stand on their own and don't need to be bundled into this stimilus package. The country supports change on these issues- but if you lose the confidence of the American people in your ability to drive legistion that will be effective and not wasteful- if you lose that confidence - we may never be able to see the change that you promised.

Posted by: jerryestrada | February 5, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

If Obama/Pelosi/Reid get their way on this
'stimulus', lol, America will be DESTROYED. The end result of this INSANE spending will be HYPERINFLATION. Can you say 'RUINATION'! It's beyond sad all the LYING & FEARMONGERING that they engage in, especially OHB!

Posted by: LastLaugh | February 5, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

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