President Obama faces an 'in-basket from hell'
Barry Artiste Op/Ed
It's been said outgoing US President Bush left a Good Luck Letter in the White House desk drawer for your NEW US President Obama, one can certain it won't be world solutions in the inbox , cause they won't be forthcoming. Many believe and think Santa and Jesus may listen to solve their woes, but then those same people rely on the Lottery system as their retirement plan!
With a deficit approaching 11 Trillion dollars and growing by the minute, and close to a $100,000.00 of National Debt for every man, woman and child of the USA, one can be sure paying that debt down will be decades away, if spending stops NOW~! But with many Americans wanting For FREE!! Everything from FREE Social programs, Health Care, the surprise will be those who want FREE, will be told they have to pay for it. Obama was popular when He says the "Truth will set you FREE" , more his underlying tone was more like "The Truth is really, really, really going to PISS YOU OFF"!
As the world watches and wait for the new Political Messiah, (their words, not Obamas) to solve all the problems currently troubling the US Economy, as well as World Crisis, as I have said many times in my Op/Ed, many have no idea what Obama's reaction will be once he sees the Presidential Inbox. One thing for sure, Obama will have a carton of Lucky Strikes by his side as he peruses the Inbox, read Georges Letter and exclaims "WTF" have I got myself into?
They say power ages a person rapidly, it will be interesting to see Photos a year from now of Obama, that youthful glow of eagerness and gumption with all good intentions may be replaced by the look of a president a decade older than he really is.
Canada's Debt is a pittance compared the US Deficit, thank god to be Canadian. Nothing is for FREE, though many Canadians want for FREE , but want the FREE FAIRY to pay for it, cause they don't want to EVER!
Good Luck President Obama, keep them smokes nearby and an ashtray, you'll need em.
Barack ObamaPhotograph by: Jim Young, Reuters
For 50 years, the president of the United States has been welcomed with the stirring strains of Hail to the Chief.
But don’t be surprised if after a half an hour in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama can be heard wistfully whistling another tune, the less formal anthem of the disenchanted popularized by the late Johnny Paycheck: Take This Job and Shove It.