What’s the real solution for this economic crisis that we’re experiencing? Where are the jobs? I guess we should ask this question of the Republicans because they are now the majority, in control of Congress. From day one the Republicans have tried to make sure that President Barack Obama is just a one-term president. Instead of trying to help President Obama fix the economy, the Republicans have tried to destroy it even more, to ensure they keep their promise to their party members and the Tea Party and see Obama lose the next election. One of the Republicans’ main aims is to end the Social Security and the Medicare programs for senior citizens and the disabled. They want to turn these programs into voucher schemes that senior citizens will have to pay for out of their own pockets. It’s a known fact – just ask Paul Ryan, the Republican Congressman from Wisconsin.
Republicans made sure that people think Obama is against business, but this is the key point: before this economy can start growing faster again, and more jobs are created, the private sector must have an enormous amount of confidence in President Obama’s policies. We all know that’s not going to happen, because the Republicans and the Tea Party keep telling lies to the American people, scaring them about the national debt and health care mandates. Using their House majority, they vow to repeal Obama’s health care laws and replace them. My question to the Republicans would be what will you replace them with?
And to everybody out there who thinks that the Republicans can actually fix this economy by continuing to give tax cuts to the millionaires and billionaires, thinking that this will create new jobs, it’s just plain lies, and the Republicans know it. They just don’t care about what happens to the poor people and the middle class people in America. I still believe in President Obama’s policies because they are aimed at helping the American people first, instead of helping the rich at the expense of the rest of the country.
It’s important to remember that President Obama isn’t perfect, and no other President ever was or ever will be. In fact, during his speech on November 4th, 2008 he said as much, and he asked people to have patience in him, warning that it might take him two terms as President to fix the economic crisis. Republicans don’t seem to care if President Obama fails or if the country fails.
The economic problems are not Obama’s fault; the economy was in terrible shape before we voted for him, and now after the work he’s been doing it is growing and the private sector is creating jobs again. The economy may be improving very slowly, but I would rather have slow growth than no growth.