Obama; We All Have To Have Skin In The Game

Looks like Barack Obama is changing his tune with regard to how things will be run and what he can do for America. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Obama said that the reality is, he will not be able to deliver everything he promised. Now there is a shock of all shocks. Those of us who did not drink his Kool Aid knew that all along.

The interesting thing is that he ran on taxing the rich and making them pay the lion’s share while he gave to the middle class and poor, or as he told Joe the Plumber, redistribute the wealth.

Now he is singing a different tune saying that all Americans will have to sacrifice and that we all have to have skin in the game.

“And when will that get done?” I asked.

“Well, right now, I’m focused on a pretty heavy lift, which is making sure we get that reinvestment and recovery package in place. But what you described is exactly what we’re going to have to do. What we have to do is to take a look at our structural deficit, how are we paying for government? What are we getting for it? And how do we make the system more efficient?”

“And eventually sacrifice from everyone?” I asked.

“Everybody’s going to have to give. Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game,” Obama said. ABC

Those of us who work and pay taxes have had skin in the game for a long time. The problem is, we keep getting asked for more skin.

I agree that the government needs to be looked at to determine what works and what does not as well as where the money is spent. The problem with Socialists like Obama is that he will determine the definition of what is working. That means there will be more emphasis on saving failed social programs and on spending more of our treasure to try and get out of the economic woes. His plan to have more government jobs and to rack up the largest deficit in our history is a recipe for disaster.

Obama does not have the testicular fortitude to cut social programs assuming he can recognize those that are failures. To Democrats, things they want only fail because they have not been tried by people like them who know what they are doing or have been grossly mismanaged by others who are not so well informed. The reality is, government spends our money on too many things and a lot of them are not in accordance with the Constitution.

It is interesting how he has changed, not in the fact that he has but in the fact that the people who supported him are not up in arms (so to speak) at the way he so casually dismissed what he promised.

He is the one, this is our time, and hope and change has arrived.

Looks like the change was him changing what he promised and the hope involves people hoping they still get what they were promised.

Good luck with that.

Big Dog

If you enjoy what you read consider signing up to receive email notification of new posts. There are several options in the sidebar and I am sure you can find one that suits you. If you prefer, consider adding this site to your favorite feed reader.



Print This Post

If you enjoy what you read consider signing up to receive email notification of new posts. There are several options in the sidebar and I am sure you can find one that suits you. If you prefer, consider adding this site to your favorite feed reader. If you receive emails and wish to stop them follow the instructions included in the email.

Comments are closed.