Why did Obama concentrate on Obamacare and not the economy like he promised?
Obama admitted to the Des Moines Register that he ignored the economy for Obamacare and he had no regrets. Obama said that he was thwarted by republicans who threatened to filibuster him. How can the Republicans filibuster him when they weren't the majority in the House or the Senate when he started his term? He keeps saying you should vote for someone who's trustworthy. Didn't he just show that he's not trustworthy?
He wanted his name on his "signature piece of legislation." He just made it plain to the Des Moines Register that he has no regrets about not concentrating on the economy his first two years in office. He is a classic study in narcissistic personality disorder Cassie.
Hi Frog, yes I read about Obama trying to keep that info out on your wonderful hub. And I also read your hub on NPD. Obama does seem affllicted with it. But can we pin it all to NPD or is he such an undercover communist that he can't help himself.
I think every President wants to be known for accomplishing something. I'm guessing that he was so determined to be the President that did something with healthcare that he was blinded by his goal and not what was best for the American people. Unfortunately, the job of President should be about doing what's best for the American people and not having your own agenda. It's very sad and has negatively impacted so many families.
So true fitmom, but he could have been given the credit for turning the US economy around if he focused on that instead of Obamacare and putting us into deeper debt.
I understand his motivation myself fitmom but not his putting the American public's interests in front of his own "self-interests."
I know, Cassie Smith and The Frog Prince. I completely agree! Very sad.
This is an excellent question and one that Progressives on the far left as I am also ask. In my view, there are several reasons: 1. I think we can compare Obama's actions to working on a Soduku puzzle - you fill in the square that you think can be filled in so that you find the answer for the next square. Sometimes you misjudge the number that fits because you forgot to look at the squares around you. Obama expected to not have so much resistence in Congress to his plan. I think he thought it would be finished in a year! That's a mistake. (Hardly a mistake like Nixon's tapping in the Whitehouse or Bush's misjudgment of Al Quada or his call on Iraq, but let's not go there) 2. We're not MERELY in an economic recession/depression. I don't know why that's not being articulated better. We're in a situation similar to the Industrial Revolution. You have only to look at the internet for even sligtht examples. Newspapers are no longer needed, book publishing is at a low, advertising has shifted to the internet. EVERYTHING is changing. We can't thresh grain by beating it on the threshing floor any longer if our world is going to survive. Parts are made with cadcam operators. My father's job in the factory in the 50s has long been obsolete. My husband, a presently employed software engineer who knows 12 coding languages and has 40 years of experience has to update his skills with new languages like C# and Objective C or get lost in the shuffle. He's dancing as fast as he can to keep up. That's not Obama's fault. 3. Economies aren't fixed in a day, a week, or even four years. They run a natural course and those dips were extremely exaccerbated by conditions that brought about this particular disastrous state of affairs. Our President, yours and mine, elected by the people, takes the long view. Do I wish he would have set up FDR type programs at the outset of this administration? Yes, I do, but I can see why he didn't do that. He's not a band-aid kind of guy. He's futuristic because he is young and has young children. Do I wish he had forced banks to refinance the houses they foreclosed on with vigor? Of course I do. Do I wish that we had brought Osama Bin Laden to the world court instead of killing him? Certainly. Do I recognize that given the learning curve Romney will require if elected will be a huge waste of time and his lack of understanding of how those of us at the bottom function will make the gap between us all much bigger? Yes I do.
Healthcare cost is one big drivers of the economy. He spent his political capital where he had the support of the people. There were too many blue and yellow dogs conservatives democrats to not let the republicans take control of that agenda at that time..
The really odd thing about Obama wanting Obamacare to be his "signature piece of legislation" is that it is a crap piece of legislation no matter how you look at it and he wasn't even involved in writing it - he left that up to Reid, Pelosi and their "ghost" writers. What honest politician would want this (Google: Obamacare Summed Up in One Sentence) on his legacy?
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