That’s right, President Obama is the furthest thing from being a leader. He has shown the American people that he is not leading us out of this recession as he’s been telling us for the last two years when his administration made claims of the recession ending June 2009. To make matters worse, Obama is even down-playing the whole entire Standard and Poors downgrade.
Last Friday, August 5, 2011, Standard and Poors downgraded the United States credit rating to a “AA+” with a negative outlook. The reason for the outlook assumption is the fact that Washington along with Obama have lead this country into a complete and total spending frenzy and when it came time to handle the debt ceiling issue, Congress and the president acted like a bunch of school kids fighting over issues that really didn’t do anything for the deficit. This wording by politicians for planning “cuts” is a joke. In essence what they want to do is to cut spending on future projects, which is fiscally wrong since it does nothing for the spending that is already going on.
Obama finally gave a press speech today (two days after the S&P report), in regards to the downgrade by S&P. His entire speech was nothing but another campaign style speech where he was vague and not direct with a response to the situation. He first wants to make a foolish comment about Warren Buffet and how America will always be a “AAA” rated country. His approach to the issue seems to be more relaxed and carefree to what needs to be done. He didn’t mention anything about his failed policies or the fact that his plans have been nothing but a way to spend tax payer’s money.
Standard and Poors stated it clearly that if the United States doesn’t get a grip on the spending habits and reduce the deficit by a considerable amount, they see themselves (S&P) downgrading the U.S. again within the next two years.
So what does Obama say in his first speech since the downgrade? He talks about future cuts and tax reform and Medicare reform. His comment alone about raising taxes on those who should “pay their fair share”, shows this man has no clue on how to run a lemonade stand, let alone the leading country in the free world. His next comment spoke about reducing taxes for “those that need it” to help stimulate the economy. Real economic stimulation comes from the free market and job growth. Without it, we will slowing diminish into a second rate country.
This country will never get back it’s AAA rating as long as we have politicians in Washington that clearly don’t know how to make a business run efficiently and profitably. As it is, Obama was asked to remove Timothy Geithner as the Secretary of the Treasury and instead, Obama begged Geithner to stay on his administration. How can you be so blind to see that the Treasury Secretary doesn’t have a clue as to what’s happening. He used to be on the board of the New York Federal Reserve and supposedly knows all about ratings and how Wall Street works. In April, Geithner stated that a downgrade is not in America’s future and that the country will retain it’s AAA rating from all three rating agencies. So where is the man’s knowledge and talent when this country needs the right man in the Treasury? Obama doesn’t know what to do, Geithner doesn’t know what to do and the people that Obama has put in his administration don’t have a clue either. If I didn’t know any better, I would think that this is the objective of president Obama to destroy the United States as this world has known it and transform it into something of his own choice. Oh wait, isn’t that what he said he was going to do when he was on the campaign trail? Then again, from listening to his speeches, I don’t think he ever got off the campaign trail in the first place.