Politicians enjoy being politicians just as some of us enjoy being business executives of workers in a car plant, we devote an incredible amount of our waking hours thinking about what we do to earn a few bucks. So, it is not surprising that Democrat Senator Charles Schumer is now reflecting on what went wrong from day one of the Obama administration. Schumer is a tough political animal, and quite aware that Republicans from day one of the Obama administration had only one goal in mind-how to thwart the new President and create chaos. Obviously, that was going to happen, so how might Obama have anticipated and avoided the consequences of a band of fanatics out to destroy his goals? Scuhmer now argues the focus on health care rather than on economic issues facing the average American should have been the focus of a new administration that assumed power at a time of economic disaster.
Some of Obama’s aides urged that he study the manner in which Franklin Roosevelt approached handling the Great Depression. Sorry Barack, Social Security came two years after he assumed office. HIs initial focus was clear–deal with the bank crisis, and get people back to work. He took office in those days in March. By July, FOUR MILLION WERE WORKING ON GOVERNMENT JOBS TO REBUILD OUR INFRASTRUCTURE. He blasted business for creating the crisis while Obama appointed Wall Street folks to handle the crisis. By the way, this blog urged a focus on JOBS AND BANKS in January, 2009. That was the great Obama mistake!