Hello there. My name is Amy and I do research and writing at WFC, which means that I get to spend hours pouring over material on all manner of subjects from the mundane to the sublime. Which is one of the reasons I was watching President Obama’s address to Congress last night on CNN’s Facebook page (don’t ever do that). You get to guess where on the spectrum from mundane to sublime that registerd.
As I listened to his speech and watched the unending stream of comments, I realized there were only two things all the Facebook users agreed on: Obama is promising a lot and Nancy Pelosi needs to stop jumping up every two seconds.
AP did a “Fact Check” on some of the president’s statements and promises last night–it’s pretty interesting. What struck me was the administration’s disclaimer : the president’s estimates on the impact of the stimulus package are “subject to significant margins of error.” Fascinating, no?
So, what does all this mean for common Americans struggling to pay the bills? At the best–short-term benefits and long-term consequences. Time will tell how the stimulus plays out. Right now, we await the president’s budget to see exactly how he intends to fulfill his campaign promises (and how it will affect marriage, family, life and liberty).
The bottom line is: no matter who is in power, we put our faith in God, not man. The president mentioned “responsibility” ten times last night. It’s a good idea: let’s hold our elected officials responsible for how they spend our money.