Because our servile journalists spend their days awash in ecstasy, thinking endlessly of the tingle that runs up their leg when they see Barack Obama, they don't seem to be able to find the time to ask him any tough questions. That leaves the rest of us out in the cold, dreaming of queries we'd like to see asked of the President of the United States -- if our press would turn in its Obama Fan Club memberships and start acting like members of the media again.
With that in mind, just as I did during the 2008 campaign, I've come up with 20 questions I'd like to see asked to Barack Obama. If you can find a journalist who remembers why he got into the profession in the first place, send this list over to him. Maybe we still won't get any answers, but at least the American people will get an idea of some of the questions that people should be asking.
1) Back in 2008, you said that "Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." Surging electricity rates would seem to be a bad thing under almost any circumstances, but given the state of the economy today, why do you think it's necessary to see electricity costs dramatically escalate?
2) Even before the stimulus bill, the CBO predicted the economy would recover in the 2nd half of this year. Since we're already getting to the point where the economy is on track to recover if there had been no stimulus at all, doesn't that mean the stimulus was a waste of money?
3) Since spending for Social Security and Medicare have gotten so large and out-of-control that it's imperiling our nation's financial future, can we really afford another massive new government health care program that has the potential to eventually dwarf both of them combined in cost?
4) Even your own economic team is predicting that you will run large deficits throughout your entire presidency -- even if you serve two terms. Given the size of our debt and the nervousness about it around the world, couldn't that policy have frightening economic implications for our country?
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