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Obama’s Recovery Plan (the Debate)

Posted on: February 4, 2009

Ever since Daschle withdrew from his nomination, I’ve been conducting on-line debates on that, and Obama’s recovery plan, and Obama’s intelligence, and universal healthcare versus the US system. In other words, all the same debates I had during the Bush administration while we let all the US problems get worse. Here are my basic positions.

On Obama’s intelligence:

The average IQ for Harvard undergrads in 130. It’s law school is much more selective. It gives magna cum laude status to 10% of its graduates, which Obama got, so he was in the top 10% of the law school class. Therefore, it’s a very good bet that his grades were excellent and his IQ is not much less than 160 if less. He is the smart guy.

On Universal Healthcare vs the US system:

I’ve already posted on universal healthcare versus the American system, but here are the basics. Comparative studies say the US gets care of lesser quality and pays more for it than countries with universal heathcare. Folks do choose their own doctors and hospitals with universal care. There are no waits for non-specialist care, and the waits for specialist care are no longer than in the US for the average person. If you have money, you can jump the line and go private, which results in better care for the person without money in line with you. A recent study showed that huge numbers of Americans put off care and take less than they need of drugs supplied because of cost worries. The absence of cost worries, even for prescriptions, takes a huge amount of the anxiety out of seeking healthcare.

On Obama’s Recovery Plan:

Yes, it’s 680 pages long, but the summary parts aren’t. Read it before you pass judgement. A tax cut stimulates, if and only if, it is put in the hands of people who will immediately spend it in the general economy, that is in the hands of those who have the least. Alternatively, you can pay it into the hands of people who do fairly elevated jobs that need doing, say engineers that know how to build bridges and bridgworkers, who spend it at higher class shops, whose workers spend it at lower class shops, whose workers shop in the lowest class shops which then need to hire the chronically unemployed. Done that way, you get desperately needed work done, and the money goes through many pairs of hands, creating several levels of jobs along the way. I say the second way is better. And if you look at Obama’s programs,  those are exactly the kinds of things he is proposing.


2 Responses to "Obama’s Recovery Plan (the Debate)"


Tom Daschle, and Nancy Killefer are two of the finest, and most competent public servants you could possibly hope for in these appointments. They have been assassinated by the Washington healthcare lobby through their paid Bush Republican henchmen in congress. These Bush republicans are the same people blocking the economic recovery plan put forth by the Obama administration.

I am BURNING MAD America. And you should be too. Tome Daschle and Nancy Killefer were exactly what we needed to help turn this country around and fix our economy, and catastrophic healthcare crisis.

If I were their boss I would tell them to get right back to Washington. And dare congress to not approve them. How ridiculous is it to reject highly qualified people that this country needs just because they made a mistake on their taxes. Don’t stand for that anymore America. They apologized, and paid their taxes, and that should be it. Their country needs them. But President Obama has to do what he thinks is best. I understand that. I’M JUST SO MAD at the anti American Bush Republicans.

Like many of you I have been trying to enjoy the after glow of this Beautiful historic election. But I see that the republicans in congress and their cohorts aren’t going to be good sports, and LOSER’S!


In spite of President Obama’s repeated offers, and gestures of collegiality to Republicans. Bush Republicans have seized upon every opportunity to stab President Obama in the back. And by doing so they are stabbing you, and the rest of the American people in the back. Well, you don’t have to put up with that. And you shouldn’t put up with that. President Obama has only been on the job two weeks. And he inherited two wars, and the worst economy since the great depression.

We had an election. And president Obama, and the democrats won BIG. And Bush Republicans lost miserably!

The Bush Republicans are the ones responsible for the worst economic crisis since the great depression. And the Bush Republicans are responsible for the worst healthcare crisis in American history. A healthcare crisis that is killing hundreds of thousands of you every year. Rich, middle class, and poor a like. Insured, and uninsured. Men, women, children, and babies.

President Obama, and the Democrats should take back all the concessions they granted the Bush Republicans, and tell them to put up! or shut up!

Everyone, start calling and contacting these Bush Republicans and tell them to stop blocking President Obama, and the Democrats recovery plan. And stop trying to block, and corrupt healthcare reform. Tell them to get on board with President Obama and the Democrats, or GET OUT!!

If these Bush Republicans refuse to cooperate I want all of you to immediately begin the process of removing them from office by every legal means possible. Including impeachment, and recall. I want you to bring the full weight and power of the movement down on their heads that swept President Obama, and the Democrats into control of the whitehouse, and congress. Take no prisoners. Use all the techniques you learned over this past historic election. Be flexible, creative, adaptable, and relentless like you were in the past.

To my cyber warriors I call on you again. You are among the best and the brightest. I call on you to move this fight from the cyber world to the living rooms, dens, and work places of the voters these Bush Republicans misrepresent. I know I can count on you. This is a fight worth fighting.

To my fellow World citizens. As an American I invite, and welcome you and your advise, input, and help. By delaying Americas recovery, and healthcare reform, these Bush Republicans are delaying our commitment to your recovery, and to being the better America for you that we aspire too.

I had hoped it would not come to this after our historic election. I had hoped that the Bush Republicans would respect the overpowering will of the people, and the World. But I guess not. All the Bush Republicans really care about is them-selves. Well, SO BE IT! Lets finish the job.


jacksmith — Working Class 🙂

Wow! All I can say is AMEN! And let me call on you and other folks who think like us to comment like crazy on blogs that are invovled in the effort to bring Obama down. We know the facts are on our side, but we need to be as efficient at getting the word out to the Ameircan people as these undercutters are, or lazy Americans who swallow old phrases like “government never did anything right” will think they are right because no one challenges them.

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