posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 08:54 PM
The "damned if you do, damned if you don't" theory doesn't apply in this case.
I'll give you an example of why. In my town, the city council was trying it's damnedest to use bonds to build an arena for the city (a la Simpson's
episode "monorail" - huge ripoff scam). A lot of people were PO'd because the city government's intended function was to fix the roads, maintain a
police/fire force, and...you know, other Mayberry stuff. Entering into a contract with an unscrupulous builder to construct a massive entertainment
arena (that would benefit very few at the expense of the majority) that would put our city into debt for 30 years didn't make any sense. The majority
of residents in the city didn't want a group of frumpy old men trying to use tax dollars to break into the entertainment business, especially because
the risk of failure and subsequent massive amount of debt we would have to shoulder for a worthless building. It made little sense, also, because they
seem to know little about entertainment aside from square dancing and 'hey you kids, get off my lawn!'.
Just like many Americans don't want the federal government to get into the health insurance business, in the same sense.
I do believe, however, that fixing this oil spill fits into the "fixing the roads" category.
Get it yet?
Also, for the person who listed the accomplishments of Obama on the first few pages: I had no idea that Obama authored, sponsored, and single handedly
passed all of those laws.
If your one requirement for a good president is a guy who can manage to write his own name...then WOW.