You see, President Obama, I voted for you not because of your skin color, not because I was "wooed" by your seemingly hypnotizing yet charismatic voice, but because I believe that you have what it takes to lead our country in the right direction, unite all political differences, and make people once again remember that The United States of America is a country that everyone loved.
During your first several weeks of Presidency, I was feeling a bit uneasy about the Stimulus Package. Calling for $787 billion that we don't even have and putting it in the hands of our very questionable governmental hands I have to say is very very risky. It's a hit or miss, but I believe it had to eventually be risked (which is something i commend you for.)
So I've decided to wait before voicing any comments or concerns about this package. Six months may still be a bit early to some, but to be too early is better than to be too late. This summer I have been listening to news radio as they actually talk about, things that matter today, unlike the media today with all this Michael Jackson died boohoo, Sarah Palin is a quitter lololol, omg lost children omgomgomg, etc etc. Daily, they talk about what's going on with our economy (Obama) and events going on around the world (Iran, N. Korea, etc.) I must say I wish I had gotten into radio news talk earlier.
So anyways President Obama, I've refrained from voicing any opinion upon such matters like this stimulus package until we start seeing things happening but as of late, it's been getting quite difficult to do so. A\s soon as I heard that a second Stimulus Bill is to be called for, I believe my comfort zone has been breached.
I listen to both Liberal and Conservative media, I try not to hold any political affiliation. I use to believe social values were important, but when it comes to politics such matters are petty and insignificant. Now as for my economic/fiscal view, I have to say is like a young kid caught in the fray of mom and dad quarreling and arguing to the point that divorce and violence is nigh. Listening to Liberal media, all I hear them go on and on and on and on about is "LOL BUSH SUX!! LOLOLOLOL." Indeed George W. Bush was not a great president but we must move on (which is something you, President Obama, has pushed for throughout his whole campaign.) And in these last few days when I turn the channel to MSNBC all I see them talk about is Sarah Palin. They rerun the same. damn. clips. that they've ran throughout the entire McCain/Palin campaign era! Isn't it time that we move on and focus on more important things? By important things I do not mean MICHAEL JACKSON/BILLY MAYS/STEVE MCNAIR/FARRAH FAWCETT DIED!! It's sad how society cares more about these celebrity deaths than they do with what the hell is happening within our country and around the world TODAY (if I want celebrity deaths, I may as well feast upon this site daily.) Stuff like Democrats suspecting that the CIA has been lying to us is indeed something that can be somewhat news worthy but it's funny how we can all see this turn into more "Bush-lied-to-us-and-sux-so-hard" which isn't to say that it's wrong and false but the whole point of me bringing all of this up is that this is the perfect scapegoat for avoiding today's (controversial or not) economic and foreign issues.
Now when I turn to Conservative Media, we all know that it's Barack Obama bashing. On and on they criticize what Obama is doing and I use to dismiss it as typical conservative nut job bashing but recently I've actually decided to sit down and listen to what they've had in store. And to be honest, I came to realize that they aren't as ignorant and uneducated as people make them out to be. I couldn't help but realize some of the truth they are saying (and I would absolutely LOVE to show you some of the stuff they talk about but unfortunately I hear this all on radio so I'll try to cite other sources which say similar things.) So apparently, the First Stimulus Package isn't working. You may say "it's too early to say! Just wait and see; let it hopefully work its magic." No we can't wait and see. not when our country is sky rocketing up to a 9.5% or higher unemployment rate at freightening speeds. The most typical and overused argument for this is "Well Bush fucked up our economy!" which people think should somehow exonerate President Obama, the scums at Washington Hill, or the greedy chumps on Wall street of every "bad" thing they've done as of yet (if such a situation ever does arise.)
Here's something conservatives brought up. What if, what if this $787 billion were instead of being placed into the government's hands via Stimulus Package, it were rather placed into the hands of the working American, the hard working money earning United States of American Citizen or laborer and circulated throughout our nation like the way our founding fathers wanted this nation to run like? How this would be done is to relieve us of our taxes for a bit (Essentially by not having to pay taxes the Government is in short handing money back to us.) Or something like that I can't remember exactly, but from the general idea of this would we be where we are right now? To be honest, I don't know. I would love to hear you guys' input on this.
It's sad how very few people, particularly the more leftward leaning folks, like to tackle the important issues that's been going on within our Nation's Capital. There seems to be a seemingly relentless flow of criticism and talk about what Obama's doing with our economy such as this, and this. Where's the defense? Why aren't people trying to defend these policies and actions? I've searched everywhere and again all I see are people living in the past dwelling or talking about other issues (see my reference to all this scapegoat talk.)
Well again this may be a bit too early to say, which i can wholeheartedly agree with but like I said we'd rather it not be too late. I don't want to graduate from college and end up as part of the fast growing 10%+ unemployed individuals. I would also not like to see my parents once again get laid off and fumble through the job listings pages looking for a way to put me through school and support themselves.
But, President Obama, I have not lost all faith in you yet. I am keeping a rather optimistic mindset throughout these rough oceans we're sailing through. It's been almost six months since you became our president but as of today 7/9/09, things aren't looking as great as we had all hoped (hence the 42% approval 58% disapproval rating, -8% overall as can be seen from the very first link of this post.) I voted for you because I believe you can bring our country back into prosperity from the eight years of the Bush Administration that we have lived through (and can do a much better job at this than John McCain.) These next several months I will once again sit quietly and see how you can solve this very difficult problem that our nation faces. If things start to get better then i will retract EVERY negative-ish thing i've said about you but if our nation starts getting worse and worse like we are at this fleeting instantaneous moment, then I... really don't know what to say...
Thank You and good luck, President Barrack Hussein Obama.