MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

November 5, 2010

Obama: Get Tough!

Filed under: economics, elections — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:22 am

There are plenty of things Obama can do in the next two years to advance the progressive agenda and get this country going again, and they don’t need congressional help or votes or blessings.  The first thing to do is clean house.  Get rid of people like Tim Geithner who are more concerned with Wall Street than Main Street.  Then use the regulatory powers you already have.  Enforce the new rules for banks.  Make sure the new health law gets going to help sick people. Crack down on oil and coal companies that are wrecking our environment.  Get all the old government agencies ticking again – FEC, FTC, FCC, ICC, EPA .  Be the Commander-in-chief who gets our troops and our treasure out of Iraq and Afghanistan and a thousand bases around the world.  In other words, act more  like the head of the executive branch and less like a prime minister.  Yes you can.

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5 Comments »

  1. Don’t even thi9nk about giving tax cuts to the wealthy; actually they should be paying more taxes than they have been. Agreat way to lessen the deficit.

    No more wars anywhere; no more military culture – it’s bad for people and the environment.We have to get serious about global warming to preserve the earth for our progeny as well as all living things.

    Good luck and get busy standing up to those rapacious Tea Partiers and Republicans.

    Elisabeth Leonard

    Comment by Elisabeth Leonard — November 5, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

  2. Hate to say it, but I doubt B. O. has any desire to do what this piece advocates. Look instead for more of the same. Sad indeed.

    Comment by PhlillyBluesFan — November 5, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

  3. Amen bros, but he must also not allow other damnable things to survive while he’s in office: stop funding governments which allow children soldiers, ratify the anti mine treaty, et etc.

    Comment by 72randy — November 5, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

  4. It would be like looking at another side of the President if he did even one or two of the things that were mentioned in the article.

    Comment by Clifton Anderson — November 5, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    • Cliff! Good to hear from you. I saw you at the CC meeting the other day but you got away before I could bend your ear. I hope all goes well with you. Walter.

      Comment by ebmeyer6w — November 5, 2010 @ 6:07 pm


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