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The revelation that the White House and BP kept the true extent of the oil disaster from the public coincides nicely with last night’s news that Obama plans to get “angry” in front of the White House press corps tomorrow about BP’s role in the disaster and its clean up. Don’t be fooled, though. The evidence is mounting that the White House is working in concert with industry to hide the truth about the extent and cause of the spill.
President Obama speaks at the 2010 University of Michigan commencement ceremony in Ann Arbor, MI.
By listening to each other, we have been able to partner with each other. […] Knowledge is the currency of the 21st century. […]
[Entrepreneurship is an] area where we can learn from each other. It empowers the innovator and inventor. Where men and women can take chance on a dream. Taking an idea, which starts around a kitchen table or in a garage, and turning it into a new business and even new industries which can change the world.
[T]he market has been throughout history the most powerful force the world has ever known for creating opportunity and lifting people up out of poverty. Entrepreneurship is in our mutual economic interest.
As the President ponders who he’ll nominate to the Supreme Court, it occurred to me that my Senate testimony against the confirmation of John Roberts in September 2005 might be of some use in thinking about the kind of person America needs in that office, and who it doesn’t. Herewith:
Is the well-being of our society the sum of our individual goods, or is there a common good that must be addressed? The answer will shape the American economy and society of the twenty-first century.
DOJ’s aggressive prosecution of someone who exposed serious waste and mismanagement at the NSA could, as the NYT’s Shane put it, “raise questions about whether the government is merely moving to protect itself from public scrutiny.” Whatever else is true, decreeing that we must “Look Forward, not Backward” — and then bestowing that Imperial Generosity only to the crimes of the President and his aides but not to courageous whistle-blowers (or, for that matter, anyone else) — is anything but “Justice.”
Michael says: We have to look forward ‘aggressively’ to find alternatives to support and help ‘whistle blowers’. Hope nobody of them read that here …
As I said before, this financial crisis will either make him a great President, or break him as President. He even said once to be “rather a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.” see here. And here.
As it seems, he will be neither both. Even when Geithner will be ousted this year, it won’t help his re-election. This recession would not have help any current administration. Especially that lobbyists and special interest groups sit in the White House. He talked of an lack of trust, where he is the current centerpiece of it. He campaigned for closing the revolving door of the lobby and Wall Street. He campaigned for regulation and reform.
And nothing has been done. It all got worse, mounting debt, dollar decline, taxpayer bailout, too big to fail, health care bill, and the loss of the Massachusetts seat (just to name some of many more). He is wrong to blame the senate, the house or politicians with the R or D after their name.
Keep your front lawn tidy before lamenting about others. Especially when you said you will keep your lawn tidy during the election.
All broken promises [as usual] we believed. Campaign rhetoric. The American people thought that this ‘time it is different’ (another campaign rhetoric), that this time politics of the people for the people would overcome the crisis. But how wrong they are - there are bigger forces behind the curtain. And the chambers where politicians discuss reform, regulation, and overhaul, have lots of curtains. (See here, here, here, and here).