In an effort to reduce the cost to all Americans, President Obama took it upon himself to help out in the area of sleep disorders. Problem sleeping then just attend an Obama town-hall meeting and ask a simple question about taxes. Dr. Obama gave out a massive dose of boredom to a crowd in Charlotte Friday, taking 17 minutes and 2500 words to explain to an audience member why she was wrong about being overtaxed. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/04/obamas-17-minute-2500-word-res.html Dr. Obama’s treatment was apparently quite effective in putting most of the audience into a near coma, thus reducing the cost of sleep aids and the need for surgical anesthetics. It also made people wonder how they would ever get back the lost 17 minutes of their lives that was wasted on Presidential rhetoric.
This is whats wrong with government these days, no-one, especially the President can give a simple straight-forward question. What is it I’ve been told, if you can’t answer a question in a few words and a few seconds then you are either lying or just don’t know what you are talking about. Which is it Mr President? Washington has become over-run by long-winded do-nothings. People who’s only skill is to run their mouths. This problem is rampant on both sides, neither can claim to know what they are doing or seem to really care about anything except the next election.
Politicians need to shut-up and listen to the American people, not just the ones paying for their next election campaign. The best leaders are the ones willing to shut the heck up and listen. You can never find out what the people truly need and want until you shut-up and listen. Governing is not the art of talking the loudest and longest but listening and actually hearing. I see this in the President all of the time, simple questions are answered with lectures if they are answered at all. Politicians need to understand that they are our employees and the bosses require a direct honest answer or these employees will find themselves replaced by people that are willing to do as they are told.
That’s my rant for Easter Morning. Hope everyone is having a nice day and if you are on the roads be safe and give yourself a little extra time and be safe.