Obama Should “Chill” On His Spending Freeze

Gee, didn’t a certain former Democratic presidential candidate criticize a former Republican presidential candidate for proposing this idiotic idea two years ago…

Here’s a message for our “hopey, changey” chief executive:

Despite the corporate media drum beat that people supposedly care about deficit reduction above all else (I mean, these news organizations with initials for names have paid such close attention to stories affecting the lives of everyday people all along, haven’t they?), it seems that I need to remind President Obama that deficit reduction doesn’t put food on the dinner table, help families to pay their bills including heating their homes, doesn’t give working men and women actual purchasing power to, you know, BUY STUFF THAT THEY AND THEIR FAMILIES ACTUALLY NEED, like clothes and furniture, doesn’t help families to pay for medicines or doctor’s visits, etc. (of course, that ties into health care, and I REALLY don’t want to go there).

Do you want to know what does all of the stuff I mentioned above?

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That’s what.

And in light of this brainless spending freeze idea, get an idea of what our “too cool for school” chief executive thinks (from here)…

“I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president…”

Notice that a really sucky one-term president isn’t listed as an option.

And to not be sucky, here is what the president needs to focus on…

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Yes, deficit reduction is important, but that is an issue for another time (you know, when our economy is actually NOT shedding thousands of jobs a month).

And to get an idea of how a president is supposed to react when working men and women and families in this country are getting absolutely screwed over, here is the audio of President Kennedy’s remarks about U.S. Steel from April 1962 (alluded to in Frank Rich’s fine column in the New York Times last Sunday).

Listen and learn, Mr. President (and note that there is not a word about deficit reduction – more proof is here).

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