- Category: Politics
The Blame Game
In 2008, the economic and financial crisis was gripping the globe. Unemployment was rising, homes everywhere were being foreclosed on and the country was still involved with two fierce wars in the Middle East. Most Americans approved of the job that then President George W. Bush was doing during the crisis that was 9/11, and his leadership throughout the War on Terror. However, as banks began receiving bailouts, corporate CEOs received golden parachutes, people were being thrown out of their homes and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan looked as though they would never end, the American people began to disapprove of the direction the country was headed. After two terms of George W. Bush and Republican leadership, the people voting in 2008 decided a change was necessary, electing a charismatic politician named Barack Obama.
Obama, along with the democrats in both the House of Representatives and Senate, echoed in speech after speech that the catalyst of the recession, high unemployment and other problems was due to years of bad decision making and policy by Republican leadership. The American people agreed, and that was one of the primary reasons that they elected a relatively inexperienced candidate in Obama. After nearly four years of Democrats in power, the economy continues to crawl. Organizations such as Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party have begun creating a buzz while gaining a voice, and Americans are now demanding accountability.
Although it is still debatable who or what led to the economic problems plaguing America, most people hold Republican leadership culpable for starting the Great Recession. With that said, the people voted in Democrats to fix the country, and the country continues to struggle. The window for Democrats to point fingers has closed, as they can no longer play the blame game. Obama was hired by the people to fix the country, and what this GPS fleet tracker expert sees is a larger deficit, sustained high unemployment numbers, increased protest demonstrations and fewer jobs.
Obama can take credit for his role in bringing a number of high-profile terrorists, including the most wanted man in the world, Osama Bin Laden, to international justice. He is entitled to that for his role in the process. President Obama deserves the credit for bringing some "stability" to Iraq, killing Bin Laden and providing a concrete exit strategy for troops in the Middle East. However, his impressive work on the terrorist front has only ballooned the deficit, leaving the United States' economy in an even more bruised position.
This GPS Tracker Shop expert has no idea if Obama will be re-elected in 2012, or if Republicans will will regain the Oval Office. Yes, Democrats can state over and over again that it was Republicans that put the people in this mess, but Democrats have had sufficient time to help get this nation back on track. Currently, most Americans feel at a stand still, not believing the economy is improving while worrying things could potentially become worse. People are sick and tired of corruption, of political rhetoric and deteriorating economic conditions. The issue at the forefront right now is the economy, and what can be done to fix it. The Republicans screwed it up in 8 years, and Democrats have done little to improve it in 4 more. Leaving me with one question, which party are you going to vote for to help put this nation back on track?