Money on Top of Money
In his July 15th Iraqi War Speech he had a plan that would require another large outlay of money.
That's why I'll double our foreign assistance to $50 billion by 2012, and use it to support a stable future in failing states, and sustainable growth in Africa; to halve global poverty and to roll back disease. To send once more a message to those yearning faces beyond our shores that says, 'You matter to us. Your future is our future. And our moment is now.'
He must think that in spite of our economic problems this country is still made of money. It is not as much as he wants for the bail out (and sadly McCain does not seem to be far off from him on this issue) but it is still money that this nation cannot afford at this time.
Also as I consider this I must wonder if he has even considered the failure of The Great Society of Lyndon Johnson and why it failed. Why is Detroit failing? The answer is that you cannot improve a person's life without improving the person and money poured with no strings attached into the pockets of unproductive people, no matter how well intentioned, is not going to help in the long run and will only reinforce the actions that led to poverty in the first place. We cannot save Africa by pouring our scarce dollars into failing nations and right now, we can afford to do so even less.
Mr. Obama! Do you still intend to do this?
What we lack in brains, we make up for with good intentions. A quote from a brave but dimwitted freedom fighter in Mom and Dad Save the World.