President Obama appeared before a joint session of congress tonight to propose The Americans Jobs Act. He did so before an obviously hostile Congress who’s Republican Right as well as a hostile Tea Party Coalition smells blood in the 2012 election. However, the president in a confident aire set forth his proposals that included Infrastructure repairs for american highways, reinstating teachers, tax cuts for the middle class, and revisions in Medicare and Medicaid.
While Democrats put on their best face applauding the President, if he were to have looked left he would have noticed the hostility that pervades this congress, and has caused the majority of his head aches.
He proposed several things that the Republicans had proposed in an attempt to show compromise, and made mention of several acts that he has taken to reduce government regulations. He promised that there was more to come. He made it clear that the time for politics is gone, and that the time to pass this act is at hand. The sooner it’s passed the sooner Americans get back to work.
It is expected however the Republicans will oppose the president’s proposal, and continue to stalemate this administration. That is why the President has made it clear that from the House floor, he will carry the message across the country. He urged Americans to write their Congressman and call for their endorsement of the Bill.
President Obama is experiencing the worst poll ratings ever, and desperate for something to chew on he put this Bill forward in an attempt to jump-start not only his campaign, but a stagnate American economy as well.
If he does not garner the support of Congress, he will attempt to garner the support of the American people. He has to say the right thing though. He has to hold Congress responsible for not passing the legislation he proposed. Much of what the President proposed tonight was originally proposed by Republicans or were in the past, joint efforts by Democrats and Republicans. Some however, opposing this President have made it clear they are not in favor of those proposals today. The President will claim an open attempt to compromise, while the Right continues to play politics with American lives. However, President Obama made a good point though when he said that many in the chamber were looking to Campaign 2012, some 14 months away. While members of Congress feel that they might be able to wait for economic recovery until after the election, the President clarified that the American people can not wait for 14 months. They need help now, and that is good reason to pass this Bill now.
It was a good speech, but that is something that president Obama is good at. Now the question is can he carry his message to the American people. And the even bigger question is will the American people see the light and re-elect the President and a Democrat Congress in an effort to get something done. Well, that is a question for next year. The question now is will the people respond to the presidents call and push this congress to pass his Americans Jobs Act?
Only time will tell. One thing is for sure though…..Campaign 2012 is off and running !
That’s my point of view…..I look forward to hearing yours.
Have a great night………and as usual God Bless America