Obama Speech 9/8/11 "PASS THIS BILL NOW!"

I just watched Obamas speech on jobs and the economy but before I respond I’d like to lay some figures on you.

War costs for 2011
Iraq…………………$794,446,337,596
Afghanistan………..$452,422,993,886
War On Drugs Cost for 2011…$28,171,728,921
Keep in mind that I only included Iraq and Afghanistan. How many other satellite conflicts can you think of that we have been involved in? These figures I had to stop at some point but keep in mind that they are climbing by $5,000 per second.
Stinger missile…$38,000
Javelin missile…$40,ooo + reusable launch units…$125,000
Tomahawk missile…$569,000

Okay, enough of that. I think my point is made.
Obama says he is going to pay down our deficit, create jobs and rebuild our failing infrastructure by getting the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes and giving the middle class the tax cuts they deserve. Well hell, I’m all for that, as I’m sure all middle class Americans are. But isn’t there something wrong with this picture? Not once did I hear any realistic figures tossed out and here he is getting standing ovations from this throng of congress persons that from all outward appearances don’t even know what it is they are being asked to vote in. Obama only said, and I’m paraphrasing here, “Vote this bill in now and I’ll draw up a package that I’m going to present to you next week.”

WHAT???

“PASS THIS BILL NOW!”

Okay, let’s say he digs way up his ass and miraculously comes up with something that even seems feasible. Apparently he plans to expedite this by rebuilding our infrastructure and schools to create jobs. NOW. The funding for this will be “Paid for” (A direct quote this time) with the money that the wealthy are supposedly going to finally cough up? Does that make sense when we are still spending a minimum of 1.25 trillion dollars on war per year? All I can say is he’d better have some damned wealthy defense contractor friends to cough up that kind of money.

“PASS THIS BILL NOW!”

And who is going to be the recipient of all these construction contracts? Small time contractors who are now barely holding on to their businesses, or who declared bankruptcy this year? I seriously doubt that. They will go to huge union based national and international and MULTI-national contractors whose owners cannot be identified short of crashing a Bilderberg junket. All this concern about creating jobs one short week after nearly crippling Gibson Guitars.

“PASS THIS BILL NOW!”

Obama loves to throw out phrases that seem All-American and he uses them almost like a weapon that makes him seem indisputable. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard him stress the assumption that America needs to be number one. Why do we have to be number one? Wouldn’t it be good enough to be self-sufficient and economically sound? Why must we have this big shot bully attitude that we must be the hottest thing on the block? What the hell is that all about and where did it come from anyway?

“PASS THIS BILL NOW!”

So I don’t want to hear about Obamas heroic plan to single-handedly save our economy and provide health, wealth and happiness for all Americans while still sending soldiers off to die in a hopeless war that is bleeding our country dry.

“PASS THIS BILL NOW!”.

And I didn’t even itemize the cost of human life because frankly I have no idea how to do that. Maybe Barak can come up with a magical equation for that too.

“PASS THIs bill n…

Oh please, just shut up!!!

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Comments

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 3 years ago

    $28 billion on the un-win-able war against drugs . . . Incredible . . .
    Sorry to have picked that one up first but shit!! What an incredible amount of money and the only good it does is to pay the wages of those that work for the various departments involved. Of course, it is not in their own best interests anyway to ever to solve that problem, so they won’t . . .

  • And that is just one year. Our government is a typical example of wanting to have the cake and eat it too. If they gave up one of their stupid futile wars, they could afford to fight the other. But they want it all their way and when they can’t get it by bullying they turn into the proverbial global BRAT and scream and stomp their feet. Something drastic needs to be done and his name is Ron Paul.

    – George Yesthal

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioabout 3 years ago

    THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS BEEN GOING FOR NEARLY 100 YEARS!! PROHIBITION DIDN’T WORK…1920-33…AND THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS ALSO BEEN A TOTAL FAILURE! ORGANISED CRIME HAS FLOURISHED BECAUSE OF IT! TREAT ALL DRUGS AS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE, NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT ONE! THE REAL PRICE OF THAT PHONEY WAR IS IN THE TRILLIONS…..IRAQ WAS A MAJOR WASTE OF MONEY AND MORE IMPORTANTLY HUMAN LIVES…AFGANISTAN IS A TRAINING GROUND FOR THE MILITARY AND A TEST SITE FOR ADVANCED, EXPENSIVE WEAPONS SYSTEMS AND AGAIN A TERRIBLE WASTE OF HUMAN LIFE ON BOTH SIDES!! AS FOR PRESIDENT OBAMAS’ BILL….TIME WILL TELL….MEANWHILE CONGRESS IS FILLED WITH MORONS WHO KNOW ONLY ONE WORD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE….NO!!!!! I RESERVE JUDGEMENT FOR SIX MONTHS…I JUST HOPE FOR THE SAKE OF ALL AMERICANS THAT YOUR GREAT COUNTRY CAN MOVE FORWARD….AS FOR BEING NUMBER ONE……DOES THE WORLD REALLY WANT CHINA TO BE THE SUPREME MILITARY AND ECONOMIC POWER? CHINA …A COUNTRY RUN BY A CABAL OF EVIL, CORRUPT, MURDEROUS THUGS??? AMERICA IS FAR FROM PERFECT…..BUT I STILL BELEIVE THAT A STRONG, VIBRANT AMERICA IS A GOOD THING FOR ALL !!!

  • I say let China be what China will be. They have every right to want things better for themselves. All countries have that right. What we need to do is draw back into ourselves and pay strict attention to our business at home. Pull our military and police forces off of the nonproductive tasks they are now engaged in and put them on our borders where they’ll do the most good. Let somebody else be “Number 1” for awhile while we clean up our mess at home. If we are ever meant to be “Number i” it will happen naturally through a happy and satisfied population and a resulting healthy and strong economy, not by bullying other countries to our arrogant will.

    – George Yesthal

  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsabout 3 years ago

    Sigh… :(

  • LOL…Sigh???

    – George Yesthal

  • MtnRainbows
    MtnRainbowsabout 3 years ago

    Reference my posts on facebook regarding “Sigh” for a full explaination… LMAO!

  • Gotcha.

    – George Yesthal

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioabout 3 years ago

    YOU MAKE A GOOD POINT ABOUT BULLYING OTHER COUNTRIES…AMERICA SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BE THE WORLDS POLICEMAN, THE REST OF THE WORLD HAS TO TAKE ITS’ SHARE OF SECURITY RESPONSIBILITIES, BUT I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING CHINAS’ DEVELOPMENT FOR YEARS AND I SEE A TREND OF MORE AGRESSIVE MILITARY POSTURING AND INCREASED MILITARY SPENDING. THE WORLD NEEDS TO BEWARE .
    BORDER SECURITY IS A REAL ISSUE FOR AMERICA AND MOST COUNTRIES….BUT I DON’T THINK AN ISOLATIONIST POLICY IS IN AMERICAS’ INTEREST GEORGE. WE ARE TRULY LIVING IN INTERESTING TIMES!!!

  • I certainly do agree that China is a potential danger that bears watching but I don’t think the answer comes from rattling the cage of the beast. We are not financially OR logistically ready to take them on now anyway so the question is sort of moot. Isolationism is our only hope right now. It is incumbent upon us to fix our problems at home before there is any hope of being able to box with the big boys. If we attempt such a thing right now we will incur the inevitable fate of all bullies and get our asses kicked.

    – George Yesthal

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 3 years ago

    I’m curious to see who we will have next in office. LOL

  • Don’t be curious. That denotes a kind of divorce from the situation at hand. You are a fledgling business owner with more to lose (OR GAIN) from the upcoming governmental decisions. Yours is a strong and powerful voice for change. Especially with the kind of unique intellect you possess. If you think I am blowing smoke up your ass, consider this: It is my opinion that if minds such as yours sit back and WAIT to see what happens, then we have flush our most stimulating commodity right down the toilet. Get in the fight, Please. Get your knuckles bloody. Spread the word and help us bring about change. You and I both know you want it, but we’ll never make it happen by “being curious to see who we will have next”.

    – George Yesthal

  • Sorry if my last response seemed too forward and rambunctious, but I consider you a wise individual and I think we need all the wisdom we can get in the struggle to get our country back on track. John, certainly if I have anything to say about it, Ron Paul will be who we have next. I have not been so politically committed since our unified endeavor to stop Nam.

    – George Yesthal

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 3 years ago

    Please don’t think that my curiosity is by any means a lay down and take it attitude. I do take steps to see to it that the best person gets in office. I don’t always know who will actually get into office. That is the extent of my curiosity. I do have strong determinations as to who will get into office by the time the Dems finally elect their canidate. Had Hilary won the nominations then we would have a Rep in office today. She was a strong canidate but lacked vision. Obama had vision and the simplist of catch phases to work the people by … Yes we can!! People wanted change and they saw it in Obama. That is why he landslid into office. We have since learned that change isn’t necessarily a good thing. I have watched Ron Paul and believe that he has a really good chance at effecting the right kind of change if elected. Let’s see if he gets the docket.

  • Alright John. That’s the spirit.

    – George Yesthal

  • Kevyn Paul Eisenman
    Kevyn Paul Eis...about 3 years ago

    I am an ‘ex- cop’- because I saw this crap with the drug war for what it was… and kept opening my mouth on legalization of pot; The whole reason that it is still considered a controlled substance is big pharma…
    The rest of Obama’s ideas are right on the mark- for the short term. The man (and I met him in ‘85) is an idealist- yet extremely pragmatic: my lady yelled at me after she read his book… "sounds just like you- with all this ’middle’ shit!" Well- that is where the truth is…
    He, just like us all, is just one person; and none of us can truly fix anything by our selves…
    Jefferson said politics should ‘be the art of being honest’ – at least, this man has indeed been trying; it is damned hard to ‘piss into the wind…’
    Peace

  • I respectfully disagree but admit that he was once an idealist. But somewhere along the way he saw it as more convenient to give over those ideals to the big money interests and now is firmly in their pockets. I challenge you to site one campaign promise that he has kept. I’ve heard the argument that he himself had good intentions but has run up against too much GOP resistance, but that doesn’t wash either. If you are running for the office of US President you do NOT make promises you aren’t sure you can keep. It shows a lack of respect for the office at the least and complete disregard for your constituency at the worst. It is treasonous and proves he cannot be trusted. I agree with you 100% on the drug laws. While I don’t take drugs myself, I believe it is one more personal choice that is being curtailed by the moral majority at great expense to the taxpayers.

    – George Yesthal

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