Thursday, July 16, 2009

Miller says Obama should sit in some Gorrilla Glue& stay put

I agree with the former governor & senator. President Obama is always on the go to really sit down & look at the issues that is facing the U.S. right now. We have runaway deficits, record debt, a growing healthcare crisis, record job losses. You can't be going place to place & still think you can get anything accomplished.
Like Healthcare, as long as the BlueDog Democrats are in opposition to it, it will not see the light of day. The problem with healthcare is the rising cost. I'm not too crazy about a public option either, but Obama has to consider ideas from moderate & conservative democrats as well as some republicans. Letting Nancy Pelosi, Charlie Rangel, & the other liberal folks craft this critical legislation will hurt Obama in the polls.
President Obama needs to get on a fiscal conservative course during the next 2 years. He needs to preserve the little money the country has left. He says the U.S. is out of money, but wants to reform healthcare that will cost somewhere around $1 trillion dollars. People are not going to go for it. Cutting taxes on businesses especially the small businesses would go a long way of restoring the economy back to prominence, as well as eliminating the Payroll Tax on businesses would be also helpful.
President Obama still has time to change course. He has to address these issues or he will be a one-term president. And he needs to stay in D.C. to work on these problems or he is going to suffer from a BURNOUT mentally & emotionally. As for the Stimilus Like David Gergen who is CNN Senior Political Analysis said he needs a Jack Welsh figure to oversee the stimulus money.
Having VP Biden to oversee the stimulus, I mean come on, you need someone who has the business experience to look over that amount of money. I don't know, but Zell Miller is right that Obama needs to sit on some "glue". Someone needs to lock him inside the White House for the next month to solve these huge problems.


Anonymous said...

Amen, keith.

Matt said...

1. The last thing Obama needs to do is follow the conservative course, a course that was repudiated at the ballot box. This includes doing nothing on health care (even as Americans voice support for a public option) and taking a tax cuts solve everything approach. What will kill Obama more than anything is not doing anything. Americans voted for change, not more of the same.

2. The Republicans are clearly not genuine negotiating partners, considering they told their own members to vote against the stimulus even as the administration was trying to get Republican support. They have been hijacked by a lunatic fringe that even the relatively sane Republicans will fear.

3. If the Blue Dogs stand in the way of healthcare reform, I hope their constituents, many of whom are poor, uninsured (or underinsured) take note.

Keith McCants said...

I agree that there needs to be some type of healthcare reform there's no doubt about it. But tax increases on the middle class & possible tax increase on healthcare benefits is not the way to do it. This is a hot issue right now. I like Jim Marshall position on it as he stated in saturday edition of the Macon Telegraph. There has to be some republican ideas in the health reform. The Bluedogs are the ones that the Predident as well as liberals like Charlie Rangel, Nancy Pelosi, & co. It's starting to look like 1994 all over again.

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