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!!!

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

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