Do you know how hard it is for me to not turn this into a political blog right now?????
HARD. I've been wanting to write about politics every day for the past three weeks.
I truly want our President to succeed, and I am more than willing to give him credit for positive things he does. For example: He made Pelosi get rid of hundreds of millions for contraceptives in the stimulus package. Thank you, Mr. President.
I will never speak ill of our President, because I think it is disrespectful and wrong. The way President Bush was treated and is still spoken of makes me cringe. People should be ashamed of themselves.
However, I can respectfully disagree. And right now, there are about ten things off the top of my head that I vehemently disagree with him on.
I'm disappointed. I was hoping I wouldn't feel this way. At least not so soon.
My current, at-this-very-moment frustration lies with the pork-filled stimulus package that promises to create 4 million jobs. I'm right now listening to him talk, not about hope, but about a fearful future for our country . . unless we pass this bill, of course. This bill is MUCH bigger than anything passed under a FDR administration. We're amassing a HUGE debt that we'll be paying for for the rest of our lives. There is no bipartisan support for this bill, either. I wanted to see some bipartisanship here, but not even every Democrat voted for this in the House. It includes so much spending on government programs, including government's own infrastructure. I'm sure that guy that used to work at Pfizer wants to go get a job in construction, working on a federal building no less. What a disaster! I encourage you to download the 700 page bill and read it. You'll be amazed at what is in there!
This is not an attempt to begin a debate with any of my readers. I love discussing politics, but I probably won't have enough time to respond to a bunch of comments. Although, you're more than welcome to leave them. I just needed to vent a little. There's a lot more where that came from!
*Here's a great piece on the bill.
*Here's a case study on education spending (one type of spending included in the bill).