I was looking forward to 2012 and what it had in store for me until I realized that this year just might annoy me to death., and no not just because everyone is convinced that the world just might end because a calender made by the Mayans (they more than likely just ran out of space on the darn thing) who predicted our fate . I am annoyed because I will have to deal with all of the campaigns for presidency and the attacks on Obama, and I feel compelled to to talk about what I’m seeing and hearing.
When president Clinton left office in 2000 there was a projected surplus by 2018, when president Bush took office (and I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt because the twin towers were struck in 2001) that all changed. George W. Bush is not completely to blame, the attitudes and wastefulness of American is also to blame. We have watched super powers collapse for year, why did\do we think that our economy (thought the largest in the world) cannot collapse? This mindset is appalling and as we see today, in the news in economic reports,etc. it is far from true. I am an independent when it comes to politics; I wouldn’t consider myself a liberal at all, but I would say the way people have viewed Obama and what he has done thus far is a bit harsh. The president who came before him was quite incompetent (people may argue that Obama is also), alongside the mismanagement of funds by the banks, and other financial entities left Obama with an overwhelming job. With a national debt 403% of the GDP in 2007 (I shutter to think what it is now) the president cannot fix the state of the economy in two terms let alone the one he has yet to finish serving.
“Why don’t you take a look at where the debt came from instead of who was stuck with it.”
-Anonymous comment online
On the other hand I was told that Obama promised he could fix this in one term… (I’m guessing he’s never taken an economics course?) I have no idea how much truth there is to that statement but why would he make such an absurd promise, to later backtrack. Another thing I can’t stand is that Obama is so passive. Though he may have had great ideas to help stimulate the American economy. He is not aggressive enough with congress to get them to take the economy serious.
I am annoyed with Obama I think he has so much potential, I think he really intended to help America (Although after all of the racial epithets about him and his family I would have lost faith in a country that hates my color). I’d be surprised if he lost the presidency this year (I mean seriously…look at the GOP) but Obama needs to start doing a bit more. He has my support because I loved some of his ideas, but he needs to get his voice heard (in other words ‘grow a pair’)… and fast!