Friday, August 29, 2008
Obama covered just about all of the points I've covered in this blog at one time or another. I don't expect him to wave some magic wand and magically transform the nation but he has the right ideas. It's all a matter of balance. You can't take massive amounts of money from the middle class, give it to the rich and expect that to some how trickle down to the rest of the nation. As he pointed out real income has dropped by $2000 since Bush took office. More people are loosing their jobs with more to come even after Bush leaves. Gas prices are up. Health care costs are up. Forclosures are at an all time high. Bankruptcys are at an all time high. Companies that are closing and laying off people give their CEOs big bonuses as their parting gift. The workers are faced with unemployment and no health care.
The most important part of his speech was a reminder. A reminder of who this country belongs to and that would be the people of this nation and not an elitest group of haves and have mores. We have seen what the last 8 years have brought so how can anyone vote for McCain when McCain voted for Bush 90% of the time last year and 100% the year before? I wouldn't put my faith in a 10% chance of change. So it's time for us to take back this country and get busy rebuilding the infrastructure, increasing educational, changing energy policy, providing health care and getting the money back into the hands of those who actually spend it, the middle class.