The Honeymoon Door
Submitted By Todd on March 6th at 11:51am
The financial crisis offers a new chance to rebuild economies based on a greener model with less dependence on unreliable overseas energy imports, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.Kidnap while the kidnapping is good.
"Never waste a good crisis," Clinton told a hearing at the European Parliament. "And when it comes to the economic crisis, don't waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security."After 50 years of trying, those who were scared off of the Communist Party by Joe McCarthy have gotten their Trojan Horse into the White House, and they are determined to undo the underlying principles upon which the country was built.
The United States is seen as the key player in global climate talks in Copenhagen in December, after President Barack Obama signaled a new urgency in tackling climate change in stark contrast to his predecessor George W. Bush.Screw the economy, or any other realities that require immediate attention. Obama's plan is to get the changes done before the Honeymoon Door closes. He'll worry about Wall Street later.
"Certainly the United States has been negligent in living up to its responsibilities," Clinton said. "This is a propitious time ... we can actually begin to demonstrate our willingness to confront this.The entirety of the focus of our government should be fixated on solving the financial meltdown, yet it is multi-tasking into monumental new challenges, even while having failed to put a proper organization together.
Critics say part of the problem is that Geithner is flying solo: Not one of his top 17 deputies has been named, let alone confirmed. And without senior leadership, lower-level Treasury employees can't make decisions or represent the government in crucial conversations with banks and others.The situation is bizarre, and potentially tragic.
The problem, critics say, is that many of these initiatives would have gone more smoothly if Geithner had a full complement of senior staffers to work with. Among the harshest critics of Treasury's leadership vacuum is Paul Volcker, an Obama economic adviser and former Federal Reserve chairman who last week called the situation "shameful."Wouldn't it be nice to have the level of focus that the health socialization iniciative received yesterday at the White House being applied to our fiscal emergency? As Charles Krauthammer writes in today's Washington Post:
Health, education and energy -- worthy and weighty as they may be -- are not the cause of our financial collapse. And they are not the cure. The fraudulent claim that they are both cause and cure is the rhetorical device by which an ambitious president intends to enact the most radical agenda of social transformation seen in our lifetime.BTW, the President can't mention health care without mentioning the apparently fabricated stat that the cost of health care bankrupts an American every 30 seconds. Sounds suspicious, doesn't it? Just another lie on the road to socialism.