Reading the newspapers online this fine Wednesday morning and there are numerous stories on how the President will change his “tone” on the economy. Sigh. Come on folks its campaign season. We all now after Labor Day traditionally the President gets out there to help his party. I’m an enormous fan of action speaking louder than words. While the President will try and grab some heart strings this morning on his family’s struggles while growing up in Hawaii there are significant actions that will cloud those “words”:
Biden travels to New York City to appear on “The Colbert Report” today. Nothing says economic stimulus than using more taxpayer money flying our VP to NYC for a stint on tv.
The O-ministration slamming down their former budget director’s debut op-ed in the NYT on the Bush Tax cuts being extended for the rich for two years.
I tweeted out weeks ago when one of my close contacts had lunch with the President and he told me the President has no intention what so ever of extending the tax cuts for the rich because it is not part of his social agenda. My contact even told the President he should extend them because when you are looking at the enormous size of the deficit, the tax cuts will hardly make a dent. He also urged the President even “the rich” 250k a year need some assistance in this economic recovery. My contact told me something that sent chills up my spine. He said the President will not waver from his social agenda even if it is detrimental to the economy because he strongly believes in what he is doing. I think we are all seeing that.
Flowery language is great if you are a speech writer. But we need action. We have true unemployment in the mid to high teens. You can’t say to hell with the economy and everyone else in this great nation to just do what you want. After all, quoting the country’s preamble to the Constitution: “We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union…” It doesn’t say I or me does it?