Welcome to compromise, Obama campaign style:
Obama’s top political adviser David Axelrod said Tuesday that the administration was unwilling to break up the president’s $447 billion jobs plan if Republicans were only receptive to passing certain elements. “We’re not in a negotiation to break up the package. It’s not an a la carte menu. It’s a strategy to get this country moving,” Axelrod said Tuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America. “The president has a package; the package works together. We need to do many things to get this economy moving,” Axelrod said.
Hey David, no negotiation? President Obama does not pass legislation. Passing legislation is reserved to Congress. Congress has two chambers, the House and Senate. The Senate is divided, with the Democrats having a slight majority, but as a chamber it gives plenty of power to the minority to not be steamrolled as a matter of check and balance upon the majority. The House is overwhelmingly in control of the Republicans, and may after today be even a little more so given the special elections. The American people voted for this situation in terms of balance of power. So, if you do not want to compromise, then you will get nothing and deservedly so. Work on the areas you have common ground. If you are unwilling and unable to do so, there is no reason for the Republicans to give you an inch. They were voted in, in record numbers last fall to hamper your full tilt to the radical left. Most of your rhetoric was just bits of red meat thrown out to incite your base. You propose funneling even more money to your crony Union special interest groups after the first massive funnel of taxpayers’ money to them failed to get the economy moving (which we entirely predictable). But why should anyone in the country outside of those you seek to buy votes from back your plan? We see through your transparent corruption as pathetic attempts to purchase favor just enough to win reelection. And we see that you are willing to spend almost unlimited amounts of other people’s money to make sure you keep an iron fist on power. Sorry, most of us aren’t buying it any more. We don’t want your leftist collectivist authoritarianism.
Intelligent people know the stimulus is a disaster. Son of stimulus will fail as did the mother of all stimuli which promised to hold unemployment at 8%. Unemployment is now 9.1% and 2.3 million jobs have been lost since the Obama Democrat trillion dollar stimulus plan was enacted. In fact 3 mil jobs have been lost since Obama took over the White House. The democrats have brought misery, despair and hopelessness to Americans.
Fact 1: Jan 2009 142,201,000
Fact 2: Feb 2009 141,687,000 employed
Fact 3: Jul 2011 139,296,000 employed