After the last eight years of abuse and neglect by the previous administration, we inherited an unprecedented situation in the (oil|banking|insurance|pharmaceutical|healthcare) sector. The greedy and careless (big oil companies|bankers|insurance companies|drug companies|doctors) had allowed lax regulation and unprincipled speculators to abuse the working people on Main Street with unfair practices and risk-taking on the workers' tab.
There are those who say we should have continued these flawed policies of the past, which have been proven to be failures. There are those who say we should have continued the policies of less government and less regulation. But we have dismissed the pleas of these naysayers, the apologists for the last administration's failed policies and taken a new, bold, fresh, sparkly new course -- one paved with the blood of unicorns and right-wing elves.
From day one, we've worked 24-7 to boldly confront the new reality, one of the worst situations since (the great depression|the soviet union unfortunately collapsed|elvis died).
This is the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about before I fall asleep each night. And despite this unprecedented situation, we will find a way to overcome the greed, neglect, spending and lack of regulation -- which we inherited from the prior administration.
Let there be no mistake, I am on the job and I will consult every expert, solicit every idea, no matter the source, to find out whose ass should be kicked. Because the status quo, the unprecedented failures of the prior administration, can not be tolerated.
Let me be clear, the time for talk is over - the current situation we inherited from the previous administration, is unsustainable. Therefore I have called for a blue ribbon commission to study this mounting crisis, and after we duly note their recommendations, I'll follow whatever orders (John Podesta|David Axelrod|Dana Milbank|Paul Krugman) gives me.
That is my promise to you. And may Allah (pbuh) have mercy on your soul.
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Hat tip: Nice Deb.