Thursday, 22 January 2009

THE AUDACITY OF COMMON SENSE

Would you trust a guy that broke the law?

In the last few weeks President Obama’s Secretary of Treasury designate Timothy Geithner was accused and admitted to not paying income taxes between 2001 and 2004. This is the guy that is expected to run the Treasury for at least the next 4 years but can’t pay his Social Security and Medicare taxes, but he said sorry!! You are probably wondering why I am bringing this up and I will tell you. Today President Obama pledged an era of transparency from his administration. Well sir, if you really mean what you say, you should rescind the nomination of Geithner immediately. I don’t care if he is the best man for the job, but what lesson are we trying to teach where we have complete dishonesty from public officials. This guy intentionally tried to beat the system and also hired an illegal immigrant to do work at his house. If this were a private citizen, I wouldn’t give to hoots but he’s not.

Obama was elected on the inspiration of change; I will believe it when I see it. By punishing Geithner for his mistakes, he will be sending out a clear signal to all the other members of congress and public figures that they are now under the spotlight and need to act responsibly in this era of change. I don’t believe that Obama is the real deal, but I am willing to be proved wrong. The problem with Geithner may be a blessing in disguise for him. All he has to do is make a call to his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and then he will start to truly make a difference in Washington and send real shockwaves through Capitol Hill.

Will any of the above get done?? No. Geithner will probably be approved in the coming days if not, then next week by Congress and then people’s minds will be shifted to the next issue.

Why you ask....

The answer is simple... Obama has no interest in changing the way that Washington works it was only a Campaign ploy to rock the vote and it worked. And that is my problem. I believe that he is so in the tank for the establishment that he really has no control over his party. Yes he is a great orator and his rhetoric gets people going, but I still believe that he is all hot air. Of course he wasn’t going to run on the issue of “well I am the same as everyone in my party, but please vote for me anyway”. I urge the President to seek common sense in this matter and start looking at what Ronald Reagan did to the economy. Cut taxes across the board, limit government intervention and encourage individual responsibility. It worked then, so why won’t it work now? But he won’t be doing that. He is a socialist liberal who thinks that the government is the solution to all problems. He will expand the size of an already huge government and has promised a further $1trillion dollars worth of new spending.

My question to you is... If you are in debt, what do you do? In the real world, you cut back on unnecessary expenses and budget properly. The government is in HUGE debt. Obama, Democrats and Republicans know it but they are doing the exact opposite and spending like there’s no tomorrow. All I ask is that Obama looks at the problem of the economy with a little common sense, is that so much to ask?