Here is is my short summary of our President's three biggest accomplishments since taking the oath:
- The exacerbation of the stock market crash. It started when the Democrats took control of the Congress and got worse after the inauguration. The US stock market is a capitalist machine; the fear of Marxist thought becoming official policy is, in my opinion, the cause of the crash's enormous depth. Of course, the downturn owes something to the mortgage mess, but I believe that was also caused by the leftist Congress with some help from Bush II's spineless capitulation and collaboration.
- The unbelievable increase in US government spending and concomitant borrowing. The current Congress has spent more money than ever before, partly out of rampant fears induced by the 'accomplishment' listed above. We now face generations of onerous taxation and the threat of runaway inflation. The automobile industry bailout, the stimulus packages, with their embedded pork-barrel imprudence have spent America into the poorhouse. Obama managed to create such a panic in Congress that the passed legislation they didn't even have time to read.
- The Fear. Our national posture has changed from one of a mighty force for righteousness in the world to one of helplessness, weakness, capitulation and inaction. This has made the people feel fearful and insecure. I don't think this is accidental or an 'unintended consequence' of the Obama plan. The President seems to want to raise the level of fear and the sense of uncertainty among Americans more every day. An example is the recent scare caused when Obama, as Commander in Chief, had the jumbo jet and fighter planes buzz New York City recently.
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