“… don’t make excuses. Take responsibility not just for your successes, but for your failures as well." Address to Kalamazoo Central High School June 2010
“I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in case of a catastrophic spill, there are folks up there, who will not be named, who would have said this is classic, big-government overregulation and wasteful spending.” Interview with Politico June 2010
It appears BHO doesn't pay attention when he reads from a teleprompter.
Suffering from OFS
After almost a year and one half, I find myself suffering from OFS, Obama Fatigue Syndrome. Not to be confused with Bush Derangement Syndrome, that is, I don't think Obama is in league with Lucifer, but I'm just tired of his policies which are completely out of whack with the majority of Americans and the seemingly steady stream of untruths he uses to justify them.
The two quotes above demonstrate just a bit of that. In the same month he makes two statements, both of which are reasonable by themselves, but contradictory to one another. Many on the right were unhappy with GWB because he let the left say whatever they wanted and he didn't fight back. But Obama has shown us the other side of this. Bush didn't talk enough, Obama talks way too much.
The healthcare reform package was originally going to cut costs while increasing the number of people in the system. Now unless you are an ideologue, or very gullible, you know that wasn't possible and everyday we seem to get more bad news.
This past week we found out that approximately 51% of businesses will have to modify their plans to meet with the new law's requirements. Today I found this:
"This year Ms. Watts estimates that changes made in response to the health law will add an extra 2 to 3 percent in cost increases, pressuring employers to engage in even more cost-sharing with employees — whether through higher premiums, co-payments or other out-of-pocket costs."