pages

1/8/11

Obama: Enough of the Symbolic Battles!

"President Barack Obama urged newly empowered Republicans on Saturday not to wage "symbolic battles" against him but to instead work together to help spur job growth and economic recovery.

Resurgent Republicans have vowed to undo Obama's health care reform plan, but the effort took a hit on Thursday when congressional budget analysts said repeal would add billions of dollars to the federal budget deficit."

[Read the full article here]

In light of the recent revelations of the cost of repealing the bill, whether House Republicans are still intent on combating Obama's health care package, in spite of the financial impact, is still yet to be seen. I can totally stand behind Obama in his admonishment of Republicans wanting to focus their time and efforts on dismantling legislation for the past two years, though it begs the question. Does the president truly wish for the left and right to work together for the good of the people, or rather was this a call for them to not focus on attacking his pet project?

Either way you slice it, 9.8 million people in this country are still without jobs, hell, I'm one of them. The economy is stagnant and prices of food and gas are rising. I myself can say this, as I'm sure many can, that the bickering and petty fighting back and forth of conservatives and liberals is getting us nowhere. It's time to put aside differences and focus on the country, not party rhetoric. We're at a political point where Democrats and Republicans are like two children in the backseat on a road trip. I swear if the fighting doesn't stop I WILL TURN THIS CAR AROUND!