Posted by: rotenochsen | January 29, 2009

ANALYSIS OF OBAMA WAY OF GOVERNING

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Jan. 29th, 2009 | 11:17 am

Thursday, January 29, 2009
FIRST THE LIES AND NOW COMES THE INTIMIDATION

The Obama administration has shown in the nine days that they have taken over power that they intended to use half truths, lies and intimidation to accomplish their Socialist Change for America.
First they tried to pass the “stimulus package” off as a way of quick starting the faltering economy, when what they were proposing in their over 850 billion dollar spending bill was PORK and goodies for such things as contraceptives, clearing forest pathways and millions for gay men “how to” guides.

The fact that most of the money would not funnel into the economy was not even mentioned until Conservative radio talk shows pointed this out to the unsuspecting public.

Now the President himself, after trying to sway the leadership of the Republican party to his way of thinking by inviting them to the White House, has decided to use intimidation and voter pressure to sway the Republicans to his side. This way when the plan fails, and it will, he can say the plan was approved by both parties. If the Republicans stand tall and appose this travesty of Federal spending. They will have capital in the 2010 Congressional elections to gain back some lost seats.

President said yesterday: “Pushing back against the unanimous House Republican vote against President Obama’s stimulus plan, the White House plans to release state-by-state job figures “so we can put a number on what folks voted for an against,” an administration aide said.
“It’s clear the Republicans who voted against the stimulus represent constituents who will be stunned to learn their member of Congress voted against [saving or] creating 4 million jobs,” the aide said.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the lawmakers will have to answer to their constituents.

“I do believe that there will be people in districts all over the country that will wonder why, when there’s a good bill to get the economy moving again, why we still seem to be playing political gotcha,” Gibbs said.

And a Democratic official added: “We will run campaigns in their districts.”

And later today, MoveOn, Americans United for Change, AFSCME and SEIU will be announcing a new ad campaign targeting moderate Republican senators who might support the stimulus — Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Charles Grassley of Iowa. Source: Ploitico.com

If a Republican president announced he would do this the Media would scream that he was interfering with States rights and add it to the list of reasons why they think he should be impeached, I believe!

Another example of the untruths in Obama’s campaign toward Changing the USA is the promise that if elected he would stop the influence of powerful lobbyists.

“President Obama promised during his campaign that lobbyists “won’t find a job in my White House.”

So far, though, at least a dozen former lobbyists have found top jobs in his administration, according to an analysis done by Republican sources and corroborated by Politico.

Obama aides did not challenge the the list of lobbyists appointed to administration jobs, but they stressed that former lobbyists comprise a fraction of the more than 8,000 employees who will be hired by the new administration. And they pointed out that before Obama made his campaign-trail promise, he issued a more complete – and more nuanced – policy on former lobbyists.

Formalized in a recent presidential executive order, it forbids executive branch employees from working in an agency, or on a program, for which they have lobbied in the last two years.

Yet in the past few days, a number of exceptions have been granted, with the administration conceding at least two waivers and that a handful of other appointees will recuse themselves from dealing with matters on which they lobbied within the two-year window.

Here is a list of former lobbyists who now work within the Obama administration. You be the judge if Obama lied!

Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm.

Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.

William Lynn, deputy defense secretary nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.

William Corr, deputy health and human services secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.

David Hayes, deputy interior secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric.

Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for financial giant Goldman Sachs.

Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, was registered to lobby until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.

Mona Sutphen, deputy White House chief of staff, was registered to lobby for clients, including Angliss International in 2003.

Melody Barnes, domestic policy council director, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for liberal advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group.

Patrick Gaspard, White House political affairs director, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.

Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to the president’s assistant for intergovernmental relations, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005.

And Obama is not alone in his quest to interject the Federal government into all forms of what are considered the Private Sector. The machine that runs the economy.
First they lie about this being the worst recession since the 1930s, in fact we have had at least two recessions greater than this since the 30s. But never mind the details. The liberal economists who have lined up behind Obama’s Plan have this to say:”Among those who say government needs to spend more, not less, there’s a consensus figure for exactly how much more: $400 billion over two years, for a total package of about $1.2 trillion.

“The stimulus does not need to be timely, targeted and temporary,” argues Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect. “It needs to be adequate to do the job.” He runs some quick back of the envelope math. “Eight hundred and twenty billion is about 2.5% of GDP. But the economy is sinking at the rate of five to six percent. So they may find out they have to come back and ask for more.”

Kuttner and his economic allies reject the idea that enormous deficit spending is an immoral passing of the buck to the next generation. “This is not about morality, it’s about economics,” he says. Kuttner argues that even worse than government debt is an economy in which housing is unaffordable, jobs are scarce and college is a receding dream for many Americans. “What we leave to our children will depend largely on whether we slide into a depression or not.” My comment is if you keep printing money to promote this Socialist program. The net result will be the devaluation of the dollar even more than it is presently. With devalueation comes hyper inflation, and lest we forget this happened in Germany after WWI when the 1 Mark note was raised to one thousand marks, and Germans needed the equivalent of a wheel barrel full of money to buy a loaf a bread!

Is this the Change we can believe in?
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