"We must act now!" has been the rallying cry of Obama and his administration since January 20. We were told we must pass the Stimulus Bill now! The TARP Bill now! Health Care now! In fact, according to the White House, every piece of legislation required our immediate action, or else!
So imagine the surprise when the President made this statement;
President Barack Obama told House Republican leaders to "stop trying to frighten the American people" even as he and Democrats said they see a possibility for bipartisan cooperation on job creation legislation.
I hate to break it to you, Mr. President, but many Americans are already scared. Scared of what your policies have done to the nation, their jobs, and their future. When it comes to stimulating the economy, you've done everything possible to prevent that from happening. Maybe it's because you've never held a real job. Or maybe it's because your Cabinet has less real world experience than your predecessors'. A lot less. Or maybe you think Socialism actually works. Whatever your reasoning, the path you want to take the country down is the wrong one, as every opinion poll and economic indicator shows.
Make no mistake, you could reverse your sliding popularity numbers by doing what the rest of us know needs to be done to stimulate the economy: cut taxes and regulations, kill the Health Care and Cap-and-Trade Bills and signal to the country's businesses that you'll no longer support policies that create unnecessary government intrusion into the market.
You could do these things, and more.
But will you?