Wednesday, 21 January 2009

So this Obama bloke?

I havent really got into the hype. I think a year from now, the troops will still be over in Iraq and Afhganistan and maybe somewhere else. Were at the start of a recession which just appears to be getting worse and worse. We may just about come out of it in four years with a bit of luck.

His new rules made me smile a bit. Perhaps he never took a back hander or brown envelope but to think he can wipe it out is naive.
"The new rules ban aides from lobbying the administration when they leave his staff. Officials are also banned from receiving gifts from lobbyists."

Announcing the pay freeze for senior officials, Mr Obama said: "Families are tightening their belts, and so should Washington."

This is happening in my company too, senior officals get a pay freeze, ordinary staff get sacked.

5 comments:

Toners said...

Someone said today that things can only get better. It's a Blair into Downing Street in 1997 situation. Without the cheesey D-ream soundtrack. He's got a huge job ahead.

As for executives, don't get me started. Useless gobshites in suits whose sole function is to avoid getting nailed for being useless gobshites.

Maxi Cane said...

People go to jail for unemployment benefit fraud.

Nothing happens to bankers who hide "loans" to themselves.

abby. said...

You are a true optimist John.

PaddyInEngland said...

yeah big job is right, i wonder can he sort everything out by april. i need a contract extension. im last man standing now, im the only contracter left. there was about 50 when i started

B said...

That makes you King Contracter?