Obama Promises, Yawn

Obama makes promises and then he delivers, he says he will:

Fundamentally change this country. My question: to what?

Pay for “every dime” of his plans’ costs “by closing corporate loopholes and tax havens that don’t help America grow.” Yeah right. When you going to get started on these corporations?

Cut taxes “for 95 percent of all working families.” My question: ah, like when?

Advocate “a tax code that doesn’t reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the American workers and small businesses who deserve it.” I haven’t heard him doing any of this advocating, have you?

“Stop giving tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas” and “start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America.” Great idea “O” and this is going to start when? Or maybe advocating means thinking about it fondly.

Set a goal that “in 10 years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.” Gee, wasn’t that promised for 2 years after you could possibly be commander in chief.

“Tap natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology and find ways to safely harness nuclear power.” Good stuff, when are you going to help out the folks that are trying to do precisely that?

Have the federal government “invest $150 billion over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy — wind power and solar power and the next generation of biofuels.” Doing so, he said, would “lead to new industries and 5 million new jobs that pay well and can’t ever be outsourced.” Good stuff, now pick yourself up and try again
Make sure young Americans can afford college if they serve their community or country.

Lower premiums for those who have health care and let those without coverage “get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves.”

Provide paid sick days and “better family leave” for workers. You will never be able to get this past a corporation dominated congress.

Change bankruptcy law “so that your pensions are protected ahead of CEO bonuses.” Do it. Do it. Bet this was another wild exaggeration.

“Restore our moral standing” in the world. I’ll tell ya chief, it seems to most of us that we the U.S. of A. are plenty moral.

Uphold the Second Amendment but also keep “AK-47s out of the hands of criminals.” Crazy as it may seem, amendment #2 reminds us that we’re still free.

Discourage companies from undercutting American wages by hiring illegal workers. When you gonna start on this? Repeat the word illegal 5 times.

You made these promises before your first term, Chief. Most of these you haven’t made a dent in. Hmm maybe if you used half the time you spend golfing .. I suppose not.

— Cornhusk.


About Cornhusk

Ex-High-School and Community College teacher. Also have a degree in Science and Applied Science. Have worked in ship construction and now supplement my retirement by writing and revising vocational textbooks.
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