Sunday, February 22, 2009
Based on the stock market and economic metrics, the United States seemed to be crashing after only a month of President Obama's term in office. He seemed to be worried, but seemed bent on implementing the leftist agenda that had been discussed over the last eight years. The stock market and the economy seemed to be at the point of crashing, as the outlines of the Obama agenda became clearer. This was in late February of 2009. The Democrats could control the dialog, but couldn't control the country.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
In early 2009, the new Obama administration brought new people into government and a group that had been out of power for over eight years. We should not have been surprised that they would make mistakes in the early days. Their one achievement was enacting the blank check spending bill that they used to funnel money to Democratic constituencies and into pork programs. They looked at the opportunity as license to pay off themselves and their friends. The label "Stimulus Bill" simply was available cover for the real purpose.