If you have read this blog for any amount of time you will know that – for what seemed like an aeon – I have supported Obama right down to sitting and live blogging while the results came in on Nov. 4th.
When he won I, like so many of us, shed a tear of absolute joy!
Some have said that Obama is doing too much – with the mess he has had to deal with – and is doing a sterling job – we have to look at the fine print. And, to be honest, I don’t think doing a Town Hall over the amount people are charges (ripped off) by credit card companies.
He could easily leave that to others. And personally I think he should.
The law makers in Congress could legislate what is seen as corruptible rates, and we all know someone who has had these imposed on them. There is a lot of room for a consumer secretary if Obama should want one. And, again, I would agree with him doing this. A real department with real powers to flog the abusers if they should make the consumer pay what is patently unfair.
The US is a vast consumer nation so should, by default have someone who is in government protecting the rights of the consumer right on the ground.
To me, Obama shouldn’t be doing this – but it could be a matter that he is keeping himself in the news rather than the GOPs flailing new branding. But is that, in itself, a good thing – the people of the US should be able to see how bad the GOP/Conservatives/Republicans are – and would be again if in power, without a sea change in policy.
While the credit cards companies need to be taken to task – healthcare should be more on the agenda and Obama should be doing Town Halls to get that policy through.