Whenever there is a natural disaster, the government agency FEMA steps in and comes to rescue to help those Americans in peril. Of course by doing this, millions, if not billions of dollars are needed for this to take place. What's the difference between when our president goes to the rescue of the country after the disaster that the Bush/Cheney administration created that nearly destroy our country and lead it to the edge of doom? Even the Republican's god, Ronald Reagan raised taxes 11 times and left a deficit three times larger than what he inherited with stimulating the economy by spending billions.
Now that President Obama is doing the same, the right wing of the country is all up in arms, accusing him of bankrupting the country. Bankrupting the country? It was already bankrupt after Bush and his sadistic vice-president got through with it. With a $11.7 trillion dollar deficit, two unpaid wars and the outsourcing of 2.4 million manufacturing jobs by September of 2004, throwing the country's unemployment into a tail-spin that we're still in today, the right is complaining about spending?
What Republicans need to do is stop being subversive, not only to this administration, but to the country as well. They should help pull the country out of the ditch they themsevles helped drove it into. If they were to work as hard to put the counry back on track as they are trying to keep it off, we could all benefit.
There is something that we all, as well as those in Congress need to live by: "When the power of love, overcomes the love of power, we can all live in peace and prosperity." It's quote from Jimmie Hendrix.
When someone tells us they will repeat the same policies over again that got us into this mess, then it's like making the same mistake and expecting different results.
If Bush and Cheney were given eight years to bring this country to its knees, why not allow this black man at least four more years to try and repair the damage that disaster created?
Miguel R. Serda, Jr.