Posted by Pat Cunningham on Jan 24, 2009 in Uncategorized | 3 comments
THIS would be funny, if there wasn’t so much at stake.
This is just another example of the incompetence, not the bias, of the main stream media. I also don’t understand the criticism of the package. It should have both a long-term and a short-term impact.
Any delay of a major stimulus package will only make things worse. There definitely needs to be oversight and accountability, but if you’re looking for a perfect package with not a dollar of waste, you’re dreaming. Something this big will have its faults, but doing nothing or something small will be worse. I’m also not a fan of deficit spending, but once again, the alternative is worse.
Obama’a approval rating has already plummeted 15 points, on its way down to the 20 percent radical lefties will still give him. America is still a conservative country. Obama’s policies will send us into a depression. There is virtually no money for infrastructure which is what the stimulus was supposed to be all about. What a sham!
Railrider, brilliant political observer that he is, says Obama’s approval rating is plummeting and on its way down to 20 percent. Here’s the truth:
The Gallup poll’s initial job-approval rating for Obama, measured after his first few days in office, stands at 68 percent.
Looking back, Gallup’s initial job approval ratings were President John F. Kennedy, 72 percent; Dwight Eisenhower, 68 percent; Jimmy Carter, 66 percent; Richard Nixon, 59 percent; Bill Clinton, 58 percent; George W. Bush, 57 percent; and Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, 51 percent.
So, Obama’s initial rating as president is equal to or higher than all of the presidents of the past 50 years except for Kennedy.
I think Railrider is simply annoyed at the fact that Obama is so popular. Typical wingnut reaction.
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