This picture shows what I hoped for, what I even allowed myself to think might be possible. Reality stepped in. I’m still pleased President Obama was elected over McCain, but I know my hopes weren’t realistic.
Normally in early October Kansans would enjoy gorgeous weather — not this windy gusty cold stuff! With all that, plus rain threatening, we’ve had to call off our road trip for this week. We’re all disappointed! 😦
6 responses to “Wednesday, 10/07/09, Public Square”
So far, I’m very disappointed in Obama’s presidency. I thought we were electing a man who would get things done, but so far, he’s accomplished not much of anything. My biggest disappointment is the failure to reign in the financial industry, and the fact they’re using bail out money to prostitute themselves to congress. Arrrrggghhhhh . . .
I read an article this morning titled, “Obama’s Secret Jobs Plan.”
It was about the falling value of the dollar against other currencies, and summed up that ‘carry trade,’ which is paying back loans of foreign money with weaker dollars makes money and, “because the same dollar costs convert into fewer euros, yen, or renminbi (this is what a “weaker” dollar means—foreigners can more easily afford our goods and their stuff is more expensive to us). If the dollar stays weak or declines further, our car companies, machinery makers, and turbine blade manufacturers will soon be rehiring and we’ll finally get some job growth as part of our sputtering economic recovery.”
Read it here:
What made me bristle most when reading above article was this sentence: “Sure, inflation may come back sooner than the administration would like—and here the increase in the price of gold is flashing a potential orange warning sign. But, the official thinking likely goes: We’ll deal with that after the midterms.”
It makes my blood boil that everything comes back to getting elected / reelected!
“If the dollar stays weak or declines further, our car companies, machinery makers, and turbine blade manufacturers will soon be rehiring and we’ll finally get some job growth as part of our sputtering economic recovery.”
Bullshit corporations put work out for the lowest cost bid. When I worked at Boeing the 777 consisted of 35% in house parts. The largest subcontractor was Japan. I’ve heard that the 787 has only 18% in house parts. Cars are the same way. Add automation into mix and you have a bleak outlook for job creation. Welcome to globalization.
“It makes my blood boil that everything comes back to getting elected / reelected!”
I don’t think anything will change until political parties are forced to form coalitions with truly different political entities. What we have now is a duopoly similar to Pepsi and Coca cola. Ideally for us little people if the dems and repubs would each split into 3 parties we might have a chance.
This will not be well received in Manhattan: http://www.kansas.com/news/breaking/story/1003006.html