Did he say he'd do it in 9 months? He was handed the largest deficit ever -- period. The economy was crashing rapidly at the time and picking up speed. Go stand on the train tracks and let an engine hit you going 40 mph. Get back to me in 9 months and see if you've recovered.
I don't agree with all the spending that's happening, but you people act like he should've already turned it around. You also act like it would be any different if the Republicans were in office. Correct me if I'm wrong on these two points. Wasn't Bush the POTUS who turned a surplus into the largest deficit ever at that time? Wasn't Bush the POTUS when stimulus money was first started and later a second stimulus propose?
You gotta remember the stimulus bill was passed with no republican votes (or republican input for that matter). In fact obama thumped his chest and proclaimed "I Won" when questioned about it. The republicans wanted to spend less and put in some tax cuts. Didn't happen. The input was rejected by the dems.
It is squarely obamas stimuous bill, and obamas budget now. He wanted it and now he owns it lock, stock and barrel. He left himself no way out. If the stimulus fails I see him trying to blame bush again but sooner or later that dog won't hunt. And now you are starting to see it with his approval ratings, people are starting to figure him out. Is the stimulus bill working? How about that unemployment rate, eh? Where are all of the jobs it was supposed to save? When you are bleeding half a million jobs every month that starts to add up after awhile.
And he was bound and determined to push pork to all of his buddies (you do realize that the stimulus bill is laden with pork, right?) and he did so. And the distribution of the money from the bill is primarily going to areas that supported obama. Coincidence? They say so but to me that is very smelly.
Obama and his buddies pelosi and reid have rapidly taken this country down a bad direction, and have done so in a hell of a hurry, not even reading the bills that they were signing.
2010 cannot come fast enough for me to get rid of these bums.
Oh, and bush was a disappointment as well. He sure turned into a RINO in a lot of ways. But he's out of office now, and all of this is happening on obamas watch.