He called for more government spending on infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges and water projectsWasn't that promised in the stimulus program? Surely somebody's read it by now.
As to Republicans, well this is just plain bizarre:
Obama included sharp criticism for Republicans in his speech, accusing them of opposing economic stimulus efforts and his health care overhaul while supporting tax cuts and spending that have ballooned the deficit.So let's see, they opposed something that didn't work, requiring something extra later that may also not work and will cost more, and somehow that's worthy of sharp criticism, especially coming after he announced tax relief for small business? OK. But this is just flat out amazing:
And we were forced to take those steps largely without the help of an opposition party which, unfortunately, after having presided over the decision-making that led to the crisis, decided to hand it to others to solve.Brazen talk for a below 50 pol. Apparently his prompter doesn't realize Obama himself was part of the majority party when the crisis hit, and that Congress controls the purse strings.
He finished by mentioning the TARP program, something often lumped into the overall economic failure message blaming Bush (although not at the time). Now he wants to raid the proceeds for other spending since apparently it's the only successful program amongst every one of those 'difficult steps' taken back in January. But O and the Dems have an answer for that, too. They always have an answer, always involving something else.
If the truth hasn't set in that we're being governed by a bunch of children it should have by now. Children point fingers. But indeed some believe we may have even bigger problems, and the Tiger Woods meltdown certainly seems to epitomize the state of America today. Somewhere bin Laden must be smiling.