Saturday, November 08, 2008
This Makes Me Nervous!
President-elect Obama had a press conference yesterday in which he insulted Nancy Reagan and talked about the economy. Flanking him was his team of economic advisers. Notice who is immediately to his right ... Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. Seriously? Jennifer Granholm is so important of an economic advisor that she needs to appear with you at your first major press conference?
Is the economy of Michigan the model for the country? That scares me more than a little bit. Every time in the past three years that I've tried to refinance my house in Michigan, I've been told by national mortgage companies that there are three states they refuse to refinance in - California, Florida ... and Michigan. Is this the kind of help the new President is going to get in solving the housing crisis?
When I pastored in Michigan, people lived in constant fear of their economic situation. There simply were not enough good jobs to sustain families. In our church alone, we had 4 grown adults who worked at fast food places simply because there were no other options. Is this the kind of job creation we can expect for the country with Jennifer Granholm advising the new President?
Michigan has been in an economic recession for 30 months now. Jennifer Granholm's solution? Raise taxes. It hasn't worked. Business have fled the state. How's the automotive industry in Detroit doing under her leadership? We're talking about bailing them out too. Jennifer Granholm has been completely and utterly unable to make a positive difference in the economy in Michigan. And now she's being called upon to help fix the country's economy?
It is a good thing she was born in Canada or else she would probably be Vice President right now.