Thursday, August 18, 2011
President Obama started his three day tour in Iowa and ended up today in Illinois. He acknowledges that the economic recovery is going slower than he had expected, but blames it party on Congress that is failing to act in Washington, and the excessive partisan political system that now exists.
When he says that Washington is failing, he means it. Still the Republican house is expected to not do anymore than they have already, and that would be 'nothing'. As the President acknowledges that we have gone through tougher times, and that the politicians in Washington need to focus for about the next generation than on the next election, which is where many conservative lawmakers are thinking about already.
How can they show a desire to pass laws in Washington in a bi-partisan way? For one thing, Congress can extend the current payroll tax cut, pass some trade bills that keep stalling in Congress, boost infrastructure spending and enact patent reform. President Obama wants the Republicans to accept a more balanced approach for a long term deficit reduction plan while embracing spending cuts and revenue increases.
But what I would like them to do verses what they actually will do is a major concern. Instead of passing bills and doing their jobs in Congress, they will now concentrate in doing everything possible in trying to evict President Obama from the White House.
The Conservative thought process is in disarray, as the basic principles of the Conservative party just will no longer work in these days and these ages. But they will profess their plan for a better government, but the U.S. will now outline a large jobs bill, which is what this election is now all about.