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You replyed,"Already the Obama-Biden team says they cannot fulfil all the campaign promises........as if the Americans that think for themselves even counted on the retorek."
Your observation about promises made and not kept is the reactions of one who isn't under the spell of the Messiah and maybe doesn't quite buy into the glib campaign oratory Barack Obama layed upon the willing believers.
I could almost sense when watching the crowded masses attending Barack Obama's rallys that they believed if only they could touch his robe or touch his hand that their world would be set right and love among all mankind would be the norm.We could then, as the liberals, elitist and peacenik's would lead us to believe unilaterally destroy all our weapons and disband our miliary and just wait for our former enemies to show their understanding and love for us.Even if we had misunderstood our former enemies intentions towards us and they took this country over,wouldn't that moment be precious though when we could prouldly declare that we had destroyed all our military and all our weapons of defense.The enthusiasm of our enemies for such a declaration of total disarmment by us wouldn't be long in being displayed I'm sure, much to our chagrin.
You posted,"The people voted for promises and sweet talk instead of experience and they'll get just what they voted for once again I'm afraid."
The results of this election has shown that people are easily beguiled by the rhetoric of one like Barack Obama, skilled in his deliverance and abilities to portray a vision. Barack Obama was able to conjure up a shangri la to such an extent that the naive could see and feel the streets paved with gold and reality was left far behind to wait for another day . But reality won't be denied and smooth rhetoric and false promises won't be delivered upon, no shangri la as Barack Obama talked about and the world when George Bush was president will be most earnestly longed for again.
I don't consider Obama the miracle man---he will be the intelligent spokesperson who has many experienced advisors and cabinet members.
Alexander Hamilton, in 1791, proposed to the United States our first true industrial policy. We adopted it over the next few years, Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed it fourscore years later, and it was again affirmed by every President of the United States until Reagan began his now-28-year “Reagan Revolution” which has disassembled America’s industrial base and impoverished our nation. For over 200 years, Hamilton’s policy made America the most powerful industrial nation in the world; now – after just 28 years of Reagonomics and Clinton/Rubinomics – we are the largest importer of other people’s industry, and the most indebted nation in the world.
The entirety of Hamilton’s paper is easily found on the web. The first third of it deals with Jefferson’s objections to it (which Jefferson withdrew later in his life), as Jefferson favored America being an agricultural rather than an industrial power in 1791. Once you cut past that, though, Hamilton gets right to the rationale for, and the details of, his 11-point plan to turn America into an industrial power and build a strong manufacturing-based middle class. Ironically, his policies are exactly – EXACTLY – what Japan, South Korea, and China are doing today. And what we have ceased to do.
Hamilton had it right. We must reject Reagon/Bush/Clinton/Bush-onomics and return to what the Founders knew worked. Here are selected excerpts from Hamilton’s 1791 Report on Manufactures to Congress:
First, Hamilton points out that real wealth doesn’t exist until somebody makes something. A “service economy” is an oxymoron – if I wash your car in exchange for your mowing my lawn, money is moving around, it’s a service economy, but no real and lasting wealth is created. Only through manufacturing, when $5 worth of iron ore is converted into a $2000 car door, or $1 worth of raw wool is converted into a $1000 Calvin Klein suit, is real wealth created. He also notes that people being paid for creating wealth (manufacturing) creates wages, which are the principal engine of demand, which drives an economy. And both come from a foreign trade policy. (blog by Thom Hartmann of talk radio )