Congratulations, Mr. President

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    It's January 20th, 2009. You have just been sworn in as President of the USA.

    You have inherited a disaster. Keep in mind that you are whatever candidate you voted for, and you have the House and Senate he had on that date.

    Hopefully you know enough about what was going on at that time that I don't need to refresh your memory. Unemployment was 7.8%, the big banks had just come undone, and the auto industry was one step from the tank.

    What would you do.

    This should help refresh your memory.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/dec/28/markets-credit-crunch-banking-2008
     
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    Ah, but you must remember, he has been President all of two minutes now, so it is all his fault, and has absolutely nothing to do with the policies put in place by the previous administration.
     
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    Please. Can we make this a real thread. I don't want this to be about Obama, unless you voted for him, and then what would you have done.

    I know there are minds on both sides of the aisle. Nobody needs to knee jerk react.

    What would you have done.
     
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    He didn't inherit a disaster; he asked for it. Then made it a worse disaster.
     
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    What would I have done?

    Not have been stupit enough to want the job in the first place.
     
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    IN all fairness when he first started going for the job the current leadership was saying that it would be over soon and was just a little adjustment.

    He and most of america were gullible enough to believe that too.
     
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    Okay. I'll wait for the adults. It's Saturday. I have all day.
     
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    Well that depends. Do I still have a Congress that is made up of Democratic super-majorities (or very near it) in both houses or do I have a Congress that will do what I say to do? That's important because if I have the same Congress he had then there's nothing I will be able to do because they will refuse to pass any of my plans.
     
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    Yes. You have the Congress that he inherited.

    But what would you do in the face of that? You can't just sit there for two years. You have to have a plan for how to circumvent them, or even use words and the public to make your case heard. What would you be trying to pass.

    And thank you, you were on my short list of people I knew who would be up to the task.
     
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    I feel like Mighty Mouse just swooped into my thread. "Oh, look! She needs an adult. 'Here I come to save the day!'"
     

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