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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

interim report

Today officially marks President Obama's 100th day in office. Now that his administration has reached this milestone, it is time to assess what has transpired since his inaugural. We'll lead the discussion with Newsweek's Jonathan Alter's surmising the following:
Because no one ever marches for stimulus or a budget, maybe it's easier to assess Obama's achievements by thinking of the people on the receiving end. If you're a woman seeking pay equity, a child in need of health insurance, a nurse trying to avoid a layoff, a $25,000-a-year worker hoping for a tax credit, a passenger who would rather take the train, a group of parents trying to start a charter school, a homeowner facing foreclosure, a cancer researcher strapped for funding, a hiker looking for more wilderness, a small business tired of exorbitant federal loan fees, a historian trying to see some long-secret documents, a young person eager to take part in national service, a prisoner praying to avoid torture, then you got something tangible out of the president's debut.
oh and if you're still keeping score, he just scored his final cabinet appointment yesterday (former Kansas Governor, Kathleen Sebelius will head the department of Health and Human Services)

not bad -- right?

But folks, let's keep it funky for a minute. If not during his administration, definetely during the next administration -- Americans will be subject to paying higher taxes. You are a fool, if you think taxes won't be raised within the next 6 years. You might as well have stupid written on your forehead! And Americans should come to terms and accept the fact of keeping the economy afloat even if it's teetering on the edge was a price that has to be paid for sooner than later. There is no fuzzy math to finnagle the figures. that's my two-ok- more like 8 cents on that!

Tonight the President will address the American audience. My interest is piqued. Will he discuss waterboarding and segue to his position on torture? What about Detroit? Will he acknowledge Senator Arlen Specter's defection from the Republican Party and coyly express buh bye bipartisanship -- 'cuz he really doesn't have to tolerate republican recalcitrance anymore). Well, inquiring minds want to know --so tune in 8 p.m. est.(i think)

By the way he gets an A-.
If you asked me Sunday it would've been a B+, but the bump was given for the presidential coup exacted in the final hour. nice!




Intrepidblackman said...

I certainly think Obama is on the right track. Even more than that I have confidence in him which means I do not follow events day to day. I'm a long term investor and will judge him two and four years from now.

If things go the way I hope, then the country is starting a shift away from the right that could last twenty years. It is clear to me, however, that at some point though it will shift back to the right.

The Buddha says everything is impermanent. But Obama is fun while he lasts.

Bellini said...

intrepidblackman: i like your perspective.