Two-thirds of America think Obama's plan will fail
14 Sep, 2011 17:09
When Republicans candidates lashed out at Barack Obama during this week’s GOP Debate, apparently they weren’t the only ones peeved at the president.
A new poll from Bloomberg shows that only 33 percent of Americans think the commander-in-chief’s jobs plan will come through.Barack Obama proposed his Americans Job Act before Congress last week and on Monday spoke from the White House rose garden with a copy of his legislation in hand, urging lawmakers once again to give it the go-ahead. While only time will tell if the House and Senate will approve of his plan, Americans overall don’t think it will save the slumping economy.The unemployment rate stays at a stagnant and seriously troubling statistic of 9.1 percent and figures from the 2010 US Census now show that more Americans are living in poverty than every recorded by the government. While Obama insists that he will be able to bring jobs back to America by investing in the country’s infrastructure and offering incentives to employers, only one third of the United States has faith that his plan will provide.The latest survey from Bloomberg shows a clear trend in the president’s diminishing popularity. Back in March 2011, 43 percent of Americans approved of Obama’s handling of the economy. As the debt ceiling drama escalated in the months that followed, his approval sank to 39 percent. Last week, pollsters for the Washington Post and ABC News determined that the overall job rating of President Obama is at a majority for the first time since he took the oath of presidency. A survey conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal yielded similar results. Outside of the executive branch, Americans are looking for change elsewhere. Following the disgraceful downfall of New York Representative Anthony Weiner, voters in the Empire State have elected a novice Republican to take the Twitter-happy congressman’s former position. New York has traditionally favored liberal politicians, but yesterday’s special election put Republican Bob Turner, a retired cable executive, into the House of Representatives. In the state of Nevada, another special election allowed Republican Mark Amodei to usurp the Democratic candidate.While the president is currently on the road to promote his job plan, economics and average Americans alike question the likelihood that it will improve the economy and unemployment rate. Last week Max Fraad Wolff of The New School told RT that this administration has been “alarmingly and shockingly poor at moving mountains when it comes to the structural changes of our economy,” and in his opinion the president’s plan is nothing that breaks outside the box and offers an optimistic and unexpected route for Americans.Confidence in the commander-in-chief continues to drop across the board. Reports were released today that the Solyndra solar panel plant that has been plagued with scandal in recent weeks was repeatedly touted by the White House to federal officials in hopes that loan guarantees pushed by President Obama would go to the green company without a full analysis being conducted of the company. The president had extended an offer of millions in money to Solyndra for their environmentally-friendly products, only for the company to file for bankruptcy this month.