Obamacare Or Obama Cares

As you may be aware I quite enjoy watching Squawk on CNBC, while it is a financial programme it’s also highly entertaining, whether it is meant to be or not I can only guess at, but they do have politicians hawking their wares trying to get elected or forced into putting their names forward as a great personal sacrifice.

Last week they had an ex Governor, Republican who was frankly embarrassing, he just ranted on about Obama-care. Not one single policy initiative did he put forward, Just a constant tirade, how this President had wasted 14 Trillion dollars, not bad I thought 14 Trillion in two and a half years, that is some going. I suppose none of the Presidents before him had spent any of this money, but this did not worry this politician he was in full flow, nearly foaming at the mouth. I believe it also embarrassed the shows presenters who seemed somewhat relieved when the interview ended after only one question.

What I find rather strange is that if Medicare had been called Pelosi-care or Franks-care I could understand that, as it was mainly a Congressional initiative that forced it through, but to lay all the blame on the President seems heavy-handed. It almost seems as if there is a personal hatred, or perhaps racial undertone to many of these outbursts, as I mentioned earlier the US debt is 14 Trillion dollars and it’s as if he spent it all, the way these Republicans are ranting on.

It is the same with US involvement in Libya, all of a sudden there has to be Congressional oversight for what is basically a policing action, where was the oversight when President Bush invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, just nodded through, hundreds of thousand of US troops committed to foreign wars, and when President Obama decides to reduce the  troop numbers he is criticised for only doing it to get re-elected, you cannot have it all ways.

Just one final point I would like to make. President  Obama is President of the United States and should be treated with the respect of his office. He has taken a lot of abuse that is more than political differences, there is a nasty feeling that needs to be removed from the political field.

About michaeldouglasbosc

I am retired and live with my wife on a small olive finca in the middle of a forest in the mountains of Spain in Catalonya. I served 9years in the armed services, am an engineer and because of my love of navy sailing ships a naval historian of the 1700-1800's, plus the author of 10 books. When I retired I started writing adult books my first being A Soldiers Wind. Then came Stanley's story again adult books such was his life. Another book on life in the 1950's this very much an adult book. I have now returned to my love of the sea and my latest navy book 'A Plymouth Story' follows the life of Dr James Blackstock. But Clearing In The Forest is an historical fantasy set in the middle ages at the end of King Johns reign. All the books are published on Kindle and Create a Space in paperback. I have worked all my life and for relaxation I sailed a coastal yacht for many years, but deep inside me was a writer waiting to get out. So when I retired I started writing I find story telling both relaxing and - for me - a pleasure.
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