Obama’s Dialogue of the Deaf With Congress

Lawmakers return to Washington to deal with deficits and unemployment, bringing with them little personal experience of either with House Tea Party freshmen making up one-fifth of this year’s list of Congress’ 50 Richest Members.

Among those considering the President’s proposals for job creation will be multi-millionaire car dealers and other entrepreneurs swept into office last year by voters angry over how government bureaucrats were spending their tax money.

As each party “desperately searches for the political high ground on spending and jobs,” decisions will be driven by the return of a plutocracy unseen since the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century when wealth openly controlled American politics.

Ironically, the new drive to geld government will collide with the kind of spending most economists believe is needed to stimulate an economy that now is producing “negative surprises” in job creation and driving public pessimism to new depths.

The tone of the new Congress is suggested by Tea Party icon Sen. Jim DeMint, who tells a reporter he is “so frustrated I don’t think I’m going to go” to the President’s speech before a joint session of Congress tomorrow night.

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Author: ROBERT STEIN

4 Comments

  1. To hell with DeMint.

    If they don’t show respect they might as well all stay home for all I care. None of that screaming out crap should be tolerated either.

    The picture within the link of President Obama being hugged by the well wisher is really touching. The honest emotion grabs you deep. Anybody know how I can buy a copy of suitable size for framing?

  2. Let’s see, if TP freshmen make up one fifth of the richest, that would sort of imply that four fifths are mainstream Democrats and Republicans. By my calculations, that would make them a minority — an important factor when it comes to voting.

    I also believe that most economists say there’s a tradeoff between inflation and unemployment. Higher inflation leads to lower unemployment and vice versa. We now have both real inflation, and high unemployment. Doesn’t that mean reality isn’t agreeing with their theory? If so, which one, reality or theory, should they be using?

  3. Boy, the DEAF with Congress, a great Freudian slip.

  4. Prof-

    Your calculations are correct. The Republicans ARE the majority. So if they can’t get anything for our people PASSED…it’s the Republicans FAULT not the President or the Democrats.

    Regarding inflation and employment, it’s the inversely proportional theory. Employment is inversely proportional to Republican Voodoo economic policy and inflation is directly proportional to George Bush whom is inversely proportional to fiscal conservatism. Check the record. Republicans cannot even follow their own stated economic theories.

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