What if you could afford children when you made the choice to have them and start the American dream ,but now due to economic down turns (gas prices,food price increases and general everyday cost of standard of living ) you cant provide as well as you once did even though you still work as hard as when you was able to provide. I agree no hand outs ,but what do we do now sell the kids to China?
I ran a small construction business that due to several factors (housing markets and record rain fall in the same period )I chose to sell and was able to break even.
In business if in the interview someone says they are going to make you money ,but then they dont produce you have to cut the fat as they where not producing like they said or at least making progress they had to be fired,because if not they would slowly drain profit from your company,then next thing you know your other good employees see that this standard is ok and their work attitude is "well he dont do sh** and still gets paid so why do I have to bust my hump to earn my money"
He has had 4 years of not living up to the terms we (Americans) hired him to do and that HE said he would do in the interview period.
I also was a foreman at a large construction company and if anyone on my job sight made mistakes it was my ass that took the heat,as I was the person of responsibility and had to answer to the higher powers,I understood this when I agreed to take responsibility in trade for more money.
If he didnt fully understand what he was hired to do he should not have signed on. If you want the glory in good times you better dam well have the guts to take the blame for the bad times.
I am no longer on the fence -Obama has had his chance.