Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You're Only Our President

While it is clear that more people around the world than Americans wanted Obama to win the election, he is still the President of the United States, not the President of the World. Try telling that to him, though, as he seems to concentrate more on the planet rather than the country he was sworn to protect and govern. Someone should also tell him - and quickly - that in the middle of this economic slump it is not wise to spend like a recently-divorced ex-wife of Donald Trump.

From the $787 billion so-called "stimulus" bill, to the $3 trillion budget, Obama now wants to give $100 billion to the International Monetary Fund's program with the appropriate acronym, NAB (New Arrangements to Borrow). The reason for this massive amount of money, which we don't have to give? To help "emerging" nations economies. Perhaps the president should focus his energy on America's problems first since that was he was elected to do.

Oh, he is calling for congress to trim a whopping $100 million (yes, with an "m") from the budget, as if that will have any more effect than a flea trying to take down an elephant. One might get the idea that he was more aware of the "Tea Parties" than he originally let on, but please, $100 million?

I'm reminded of a television commercial in which some dam inspectors spot a leak and plug the hole with a piece of chewing gum. The difference is that Obama's remedy is to use a hammer and chisel.

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