Gittin' mah edumakashuns... in the land of temples and bad traffic.
Obama Bush: not solely to blame
Obama says Bush not solely to blame
By AMY LORENTZEN
Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks to potential supporters, Wednesday, August 15, 2007, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Not all the nation's ills can be blamed on President Bush, Democratic candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday as he called on Americans to change the nature of politics and institute more openness in government.
"Part of the problem here is not just George Bush and the White House," Obama told a crowd of hundreds gathered at a park in Cedar Falls. "We can't just change political parties and continue to do the same kind of things we've been doing. We can't just go about business as usual and think it's going to turn out differently."
Obama, a senator from Illinois, said average Americans must be brought back to the table when dealing with every issue, from health care to education to trade.
"We've got to make sure workers are represented, not just CEOs. We've got to make sure patients are represented and the nurses are represented, not just drug companies," he said.
To make the government more accountable, Obama said he would post all non-emergency bills online for five days before he signed them into law, allowing Americans a chance to weigh in on the legislation. In addition, he said he would post all meetings between lobbyists and government agencies online.
Obama said he would require Cabinet officials to speak to Americans via national broadband town-hall style meetings to discuss issues at their agencies. He also pledged to issue an executive order that information about the government's operations must be released to those seeking it unless it could harm a protected interest.
Obama cited his record of backing ethics and lobbying reforms, including co-authoring a bill that requires all government spending to be posted online — allowing anyone to do a simple Internet search and find that information. He said that during his time as a state lawmaker he helped to create hospital report cards so that patients could understand the quality of care offered at each hospital.
But it's all Bush-hitlerchimpyhaliburtionKKKarlrove's fault!!!!!
Obama is such a beginner. He said this about A-stan the other day:
"Now you have narco drug lords who are helping to finance the Taliban, so we’ve got to get the job done there, and that requires us to have enough troops that we are not just air raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there"
Bush is a Lame Duck anyway, all that matters about him now is cleaning up his mess and hope he doesn't cook up a reason to declare Marshall law and camp his ass in the White House for a few more years.
He's opting for a socialist setup here. Government provided everything.
We need the Federal government out of private business. For example, why does everybody think Medical care/ insurance is so expensive? Because of government control and the insurance industry's lobbyists. It's too massive to manage and they consistently screw it up and don't deliver, and when they do it's substandard. It chokes off the private sector, costs escalate, and the quality of service declines steeply. Not to mention that the folks out there are busting their humps to pay for the slackers benefits. Just wake up and look at it. It's all out there to see, just honestly look and you'll see it.
We need to let the States handle their own affairs.