If I'm going to be happy about this then he'd better start doing what's necessary to bring this country back. Not just legislation about abortion or environmental levies.
The economy is in SHAMBLES.
And here's my major problems...
-At the moment the United States is no longer considered in terms of planetary statistics as being in the top twelve first world countries in terms of the economy, jobs, housing, resources, health of it's citizens, general happiness...anything.
This might seem like good enough to Obama, but it seems way less to me.
-Obama has no clear way to fix the problem of the national debt. His proposition to fill in the gap by taxing rich people more doesn't make up for the problem that he, provably more then any other president in history, uses more money then he has to buy things the country sees no benefit from. The Clean Energy companies he's invested in have either gotten into scandals or gone bankrupt. His stimulus plan made no notable increase in hirings, payment, or national wellbeing. This isn't just Right Wing propaganda, this is fact supported by the hard evidence of a continued depression.
-Payment for jobs has dropped because companies are starting to find it impossible to compensate employees and stay in business. According to Obama the solution to this is...to make running businesses more expensive through regulations and still higher taxes? He's also a firm supporter of unions which leads to hiked minimum wages and free vacations and benefits. The money to make all this happen has to come from somewhere or, lo, the business collapses.
Ever wonder why there's so many long running businesses like Miramax and Poleroid filing for bankruptcy? Ever wonder why there's so many unsold houses and small businesses for lease?
Don't worry. Neither does the president.
-Obamacare, even in the official model on Obama's website, will bankrupt the country and fail in a few years time. What can prevent this? Billions of dollars paid by 'the rich'. But how many rich people do you imagine will be around if you drive businesses out of business? His plan is dependent upon people miraculously staying wealthy despite their businesses collapsing and their tax rates increasing.
How are companies supposed to pay for REQUIRED healthcare benefits?
Will the government fit the bill?
Then guess what this leads to. More debt.
And how long before we really do end up like Greece, when Germany decides United State's promises to pay their debt is so much talk?
So...what benefit do we get for having Obama back in office?
-Illegal immigrants can now come here basically at will.
-Abortion will likely be legalized and government funded.
-More funds will be diverted to clean energy companies.
-Taxes will raise on everybody.
So all that might sound fantastic, but how does that tie into the major difficulty of an ongoing depression? All of these 'benefits' involve fewer jobs and more government spending except for the taxes one and that seems increasingly silly as the debt mounts and the economy flounders.
We KNOW what his plan was.
It didn't work. It won't work unless somehow he produces billions of dollars from nowhere and maybe even The One is incapable of such things.
So call me a sore loser. I'm perfectly happy to have Obama in charge if he, you know, actually had a plan to fix the problems he made worse or created last time.
Tell me supporters: what is he going to do to make things better?
Or are things perfect now and I just don't see it?
Or does just having him in the chair mean he'll make things better...THIS time...?
Listening to: Infected Mushroom
Reading: The New Criterion