The conservative leaders advocate letting the three pillars of our economy, financial institutions, auto industry and real estate, collapse. They would let hundreds of millions of people lose their jobs, their homes and their savings because of the acts of a few thousand executives. Does their narrow minded view of economics make them incompetent when facing a world wide recession? They only have three weapons to fight this world wide recession: Tax cuts, tax incentives and interest rates. They believe that somehow the economy will turn around with little or no effort on their part. And they offer no help for the laid off workers who face foreclosure, unemployment and poverty.
Now these leaders are whining because our nation voted for a liberal government. In my opinion, the conservative leaders are incompetent and deserved to lose the election. They shoud not complain. If they were a little more compassionate toward the working poor and a little more willing to try to resolve the economic crisis, then I could understand their moans and groans. But instead, at the federal level, they insist on being compassionate and warm-hearted toward company executives and they insist on being cold-blooded toward the working poor. If a minimum wage increase is proposed, the consevatives oppose it. They claim that it is inflationary. It is not. The working poor search for the bargains. The people who contribute to inflation are those who are willing to pay more for their purchases. Not those who hunt for bargains. In my opinion, this makes the conservatives incompetent when dealing with the current economic crisis.
Conservatives refuse to take a look at the Entitlement programs in their states. They continue to insist that the people on Entitlement programs are lazy. They claim that charity offers ample help for these people at a time when the charity organizations are in need of more funds. In my opinion conservatives blind themselves from the truth. It is far easier to claim that the recipients of the Entitlement programs are lazy, than to admit that those people have real problems and are not abusing the system.
In foreign affairs, the Bush administration destroyed our global credibility, started the Iraq war, justified it with paranoia and suspicions and refused to understand the Islamic culture. They had some illusion about Iraq being the center of the war on terror and still insist that Iraq is the center despite the fact that Somalia is harboring terrorist training camps and Pakistan is allowing terrorists to cross their borders to kill our people in other nations! They claim, without any justification, that talks with our enemies are futile.
We cannot win the Iraq war without the cooperation of Iran and Syria. We cannot resolve the problems in the Islamic world by bullying and intimidating those nations. Every Islamic nation is working a delicate balance between pacifying our needs to fight terrrorism and forming a truce with the terrorists to avoid violence in their cities and towns. That is not a formula for victory in the war on terror.
I voted for Obama. I voted against the Federal government using my hard earned tax dollars to give industry tax incentives to move our jobs overseas. I voted against the party that will use my tax dollars to provide big bonuses for corporate executives via tax incentives. I voted for the voice of reason, not the voice of intimidation and paranoia. I voted for the party that will try to resolve the current economic crisis. I voted for the party that will provide real relief for those who lost their job, their savings and their homes. I voted for the party that will help those afflicted by mental illness, autism, emotional trauma, and other illnesses. I voted for the party that will offer more benefits for our veterans. I voted for the party that wants rebuild our global credibility and repair our relations with other nations. I voted for the party that will fight the war on terror.