Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Obama: Pay Attention to What I Say, Not What I Do

Obama and many of those that love him are lured into his delivery, his eloquence, his charm. Many fail to look past his face value and explore the details of his rhetoric. What do we take from his speech last night to Congress in light of what he included in his "stimulus" spending bill?
I know there are some in this chamber and watching at home who are sceptical of whether this plan will work. I understand that scepticism. Here in Washington, we've all seen how quickly good intentions can turn into broken promises and wasteful spending. And with a plan of this scale comes enormous responsibility to get it right.

That is why I have asked Vice-President Biden to lead a tough, unprecedented oversight effort - because nobody messes with Joe. I have told each member of my cabinet as well as mayors and governors across the country that they will be held accountable by me and the American people for every dollar they spend. I have appointed a proven and aggressive inspector-general to ferret out any and all cases of waste and fraud. And we have created a new website called recovery.gov so that every American can find out how and where their money is being spent.
The $700 billion "stimulus" spending package is loaded with pork, items that have absolutely nothing to do with stimulating the economy.

With Obama (and his cronies), it is "do as I say, not as I do." Because what he does (what they do) is full of hypocrisy, graft and deceit. A new era; with hope and change? Not quite.

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