Obana's New PLan
On the advice of Justin Raimondo I called the Obama Transition Team (202 – 540 – 3000) to express my intense displeasure at the thought that the pro-war Hillary Clinton will be our next Secretary of State. I also sent an electronic communication to them pointing out that their new Attorney General, Eric Holder Jr. is dedicated to the racist war on people who use certain kinds of drugs. These two appointments send a strong signal that the change promised during the campaign is not going to materialize.
The transition team promptly responded to my concerns by sending me an e-mail touting Obama’s new plan to create 2.5 million jobs. This reminded me of something I once heard said by a Libertarian running for a seat in the Michigan Legislature to the effect that, if every job promised by a politician were actually created then we would all have to have three jobs and the dog would have to have a job too.
A press report (note the larger than life picture) on the plan unintentionally suggests a certain disconnection with reality. Obama promises not to raise taxes on the rich and to lower taxes for everyone else while at the same time tremendously increasing domestic spending. This plan brings up the same question that the larger more active military and various bailouts do, where is all this money coming from?