Dear President Obama,
I did not vote for you last November as I’m not a “joiner” and faux-grassroots movements make me cringe (remember the Ross Perot scare of the late 80’s?).
I doubt you will read this as it most certainly will not make Rahm Emanuel’s list of approved reading materials. On the off-chance that I’m wrong and this does reach you, please consider the following:
- The only people that really are concerned with climate change right now are people who are paying their bills without a problem. These are most likely civil and government employees, Fortune 500 executives and people with three-picture deals at Sony Dreamworks. Let’s put that on the backburner for now.
- Your desire to provide healthcare to those who can’t afford it/ don’t feel like working is admirable. I’m curious if your new plan will cover injuries incurred while rioting in the streets, diving into dumpsters for sustenance, or mass-carbon monoxide poisoning brought about by the preponderance of Americans who will be forced to sleep in their cars. We may want to focus on health care reform once we can prove that a SINGLE JOB has been created outside of the public sector.
- The new twist in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac saga may warrant you looking into. With your administration’s backing, the GSE’s are now pulling off the ultimate New Jack City maneuver: Taking over our houses like Nino Brown took over The Carter projects. Much like Nino enslaved the population with a dependence on crack cocaine, so too have the GSE’s orchestrated a reliance on their access to easy credit. This new plan of allowing delinquent homeowners to rent back their houses in order to avoid writing down the loans is the height of larcenous bullying.
Anyway, I’m sure you have your hands full this morning parsing through the latest jobless numbers. As your policies were laid out and designed in order to avoid 10% unemployment, I wonder if you will now admit failure and attempt to stimulate Small Business, a piece of the economic puzzle that you’ve inexplicably ignored.
The strategy of shoveling cash at civil unions and investment banks had about 10 months to work, I think its time we tried a different direction.
Anyway, Happy Holidays. If you get a moment free from polishing your Nobel Peace Prize, feel free to ponder any of the above ideas.
The Reformed Broker