Sunday, February 8, 2009

Obama Demands Speed

Like a meth addict chattering away and trying to hide the fact that his stimulant dependency has taken over his thought processes, Obama continues to prompt us all to 'speed up.'

"The scale and scope of this plan is right, and the time for action is now," Obama said in the radio address. "If we don't move swiftly to put this plan in motion, our economic crisis could become a national catastrophe."

President Obama is kind of a like a well-known song. The kind of song that you only need to hear a few notes from to know what it is.

For example, three power chords are all you need to hear from this song to name it. This one as well - only three notes and you recognize it. This song, you need four notes but it is unmistakable.


Likewise, when you hear the president use certain words, you know what he’s talking about.

In today’s weekly radio address, there were immediate clues that the topic would be the economic stimulus package.

It only took Obama four words before he said “devastating.” And 11 words before he said “crisis.”

But a full 193 words before “catastrophe” was spoken. (Armageddon and annihilation were not mentioned).

Whether you agree with the president or not, he stays on message. more

Other 'speed freaks' echo the message:

There was more than a trace of desperation in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to hurry up voting on the Senate’s $900 billion economic stimulus package. Chalk that up to the growing realization beyond the Beltway that the Washington politicians are pulling another fast one – telling taxpayers economic catastrophe is right around the corner if Congress doesn’t quickly approve the largest single federal spending bill in American history.

Lawrence Summers, President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser, said the No. 1 lesson learned from the Great Depression is a simple one:

“You need to act,” Summers said during a White House briefing. “The market is not self-stabilizing. Herbert Hoover did not act; the situation got worse. FDR did act and the situation improved.”

Taking action swiftly is foremost, Summers said.

'Is it a perfect package?'
Many economists say the precise size and shape of the package developing in Congress matter less than the timing, and that any delay is damaging.

"Most of the things in the package, the big dollar amounts, are things that are pretty quick stimulus and need to be done," said Alice Rivlin, who was former president Bill Clinton's budget director and who criticized aspects of the proposed stimulus in congressional testimony two weeks ago. "Is it a perfect package? Of course not. But we're past that. Let's just do it."

Treatment for those addicted to 'speed' is available but the person must admit they need help.

Junkies controlled by their pushers seldom admit their problem and will try to bring the rest of us down rather than rehabilitate themselves.

1 comment:

  1. I do not understand why people are having diffculty understanding. The number of unemployed people (11.6 million) and the unemployment rate (7.6 percent) rose in January. Over the past 12 months, the number of unemployed persons has increased by 4.1 million. The Department of Labor reported today that nonfarm payroll employment fell sharply in January (-598,000) and the unemployment rate rose from 7.2 to 7.6 percent. Payroll employment has declined by 3.6 million since the start of the recession in December 2007, .... most of this mess happening only in past three months! And some wonder Obama is pushing so hard for a stimulus package. Is the Herbert Hoover approach, do nothing, all we need, leading us to a twelve year depression ??