reflect on how you and your generation were viewed by your predecessors back when you were coming on the scene. Take that to heart when thinking about the direction of this nation and the passing of the torch. React and adapt, but fear holds you back.
Fear doesn't hold me back. Good old fashioned common sense keeps me from jumping on the wagon with the rest of the Obama-bots. I have no desire to go where he is headed.
I mean, your suggestions are not simply implying that he will put forth policies that are against your basic ideals, but rather that he will just charge this nation right down the shitter. What I'm getting at is how can you even begin to expect that from a person who desires nothing but improvement for our nation?
How can you doubt it from a man that went out of his way to make sure the American people know NOTHING about his ideals/visions/beliefs outside of empty rhetoric?
I have read his "economic policies" all SIX of them. The last president to raise taxes during an economic downturn was Hoover, and he heralded in the Great Depression.
Have you heard of imputed income? The Dems tried to pass an imputed income bill back in the mid 90's. It was stopped by Republicans. Basically it is this....if you pay $1000 a month mortgage, but houses in your neighborhood rent for $2000, then the Dems say you have $12,000 a year imputed income and it needs to be taxed.
If your house is paid for and the rentals in your area are $2000 a month, then your imputed income is $24,000 a year...which can affect social security benefits, other benefits at a local level one may receive, as well as push people into a higher income tax bracket.
Though I don't find direct reference to it in his "economic plan" it is already being bantered around again by local Democrats and the man's not even in the white house yet.
That's the kind of thing we can expect from the Dems and Mr Obama. I don't see how that is improving the nation. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
As for my degree, yeah Obama will certainly be good for a career in public administration. He will be building more federal gov programs, departments, organizations...but that's not why I'm in the field. Foundations and not for profits are typically run by public administrators and I hope to be part of those.
I also understand from studying this field that local not for profit organizations (which are funded primarily through BUSINESS grants...and how long do you think they can last when taxes go up on businesses and they have to stop giving money away to charity?) along with other organizations funded by the state, can handle the needs of the local population including health care. There is no reason to take more money from the American people and businesses and send it to Washington. They have enough, and aren't fiscally responsible with it.
Obama's big government spending is going to wreck our economy. History testifies to it. The more I read about his economic ideas the worse things look.
I can assure you, even at the tender age of 18 this charlatan would have made my bullshit meter scream. I grew up around shucksters...I recognize them even in disguise.