Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
So, as a democrat, you believe all of the ills for the past 20 years are the fault of the Republicans...is that supposed to be surprising?
You also believe that is the impetus behind the OWLS. Peaceful tea party rallies -> bad. OWLS breaking the law and getting arrested by the hundreds -> good. Of course, one has to ask that, if your premise is true that the OWLS are protesting against Republican actions, why aren't they in front of government offices instead? Why do many of them hold signs and make comments against Democrats?
""Congress passed his stimulus bill, his health spending bill, his Dodd/Frank (financial regulation) bill, his state funding bill and his housing plans," said Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
"And now," Stewart added, "the housing market's down, unemployment is up and the President is now acknowledging that all that didn't work by constantly pointing out how bad the economy is."
So, with all of the things congress DID pass, even the stimulus bill, the financial regulation bill, the state funding bill, the housing plan bill, ets...we are STILL ,not only in dire straits, but even worse off. What does that tell you about Obama's plans for fixing the country?....other than the fact they haven't worked, of course?
I asked that question earlier. It was ignored. Obama was given the stimulus. What did he do with it? Did he have the shovel-ready jobs he claimed? No. Did he bring down the unemployment rate as he assured us he would? No. Did he put a large part of it into companies that failed, even when we was warned by his own people they would? Yes. Did he waste a large part of it on non-job producing activities? Yes. Is he now claiming that, if given more money, he will do the same things he promised to do with the first stimulus? Yes. Should we believe him? Only if we are idiots. It's the old "Fool me once...." axiom set in motion. Some, like LR, claim that the stimulus didn't work because Obama wasn't given enough money. That's like gamblers going home from Vegas on a bus, saying, "If only we had had more money and could have made bigger bets, we would have won!" It wasn't the amount of money. It was how he squandered it and passed it out to friends and political supporters. It wouldn't be any different this time, I'm sure. He is what he is.
SO blame Republicans all you like, Bob. It allows you to ignore the real reason why we are in the dumper and why Obama, the man without a plan, is not the person to bring us out of it. He can throw as many hissy fits as he wants. He can scream at congress, who have passed more of his bills than they should have. Democrats can all stand together and scream, "It's not us! It's those evil Republicans who won't let us do what we want to do!" until they are hoarse. People are wising up. Obama has done nothing to alleviate our problems and the majority of people don't believe that he will. He's in over his head with his inexperience and trying to double down instead of gambling with our money reasonably.....and, yes, he has referred to what he is doing as gambling.
You want the true reason for the OWLS? It's there in a nutshell. People have no confidence the the current administration will do anything good for the country and their frustration has put them on the streets.
Evil republicans? Thank God we have them.