I respect President Obama and truly admire his communication skills. I don’t always agree with the content of his remarks.
With the debate and resistance over the stimulus plan, the president asked Congress if they weren’t tired of “business as usual” suggesting that coming together on the plan would truly be change.
Realize that spending taxpayer money IS business as usual in Washington. It is what politicians do. The only “change” here is how much and how they’re spending it.
I agree with the need for economic stimulus, but printing money or redistributing it to jump start spending has dire long term consequences, primary being inflation. (And possibly that might be a necessary evil given our current situation.)
These are serious times. What would inspire me even more than a stimulus package that mortgages America’s future are innovative thinking and solutions. That wouldn’t be business as usual.