Obama is losing the confidence of the American people, and about half the country realizes that to make significant spending cuts, Medicare, SS and defense spending must be dealt with. Democrats are in a bind -- they know that spending has to be cut, and they know that many people believe that government has grown too powerful and controlling. Yet, knowing this, most Democrats are still claiming that government has to spend money in order to kick start the economy. Every Democrat politician and pundit I've seen on tv have called for "investment" to create jobs. Almost a trillion dollars was spent last year on stimulus, but we still have a stagnant economy. On top of this, Obama started a war in Libya that is beginning to look like another expensive bog in a foreign country.
The dawning realization among many voters is that government spending is the problem, and that government needs to relax and get out of the way and stop starting wars. Democrats can't accept this -- their justification for existence is government intervention to guide and assist society because the market is risky and unfair -- and now it's our duty to protect the citizens of other countries in civil wars. But, how will Democrats convince the public that more government spending is necessary? If Democrats ignore the public's concern over spending and ram through more spending projects like green energy development, more bridges and road and rail transportation, in addition to more billions spent on a failing public education system, how will this look if it has no positive effect on the economy? And how long will the public have patience with Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq as our debt problem grows worse?
Even though Obama and his followers are calling the new proposed stimulus "investment" it's no different than what's been tried before. There are also a lot of people on government assistance who've been on it for awhile and have adjusted to this amount of "income". How many people adjusted to assistance will give it up to take a low paying road construction job? Private sector industry appears to be doing well as companies are reporting high earnings. Diverting billions of dollars at this point from the private sector to government "investment" doesn't seem to be good plan. I'm just saying.