Alright, here is Sandi's do-overs.
Sandi wrote:Probably, unless he miraculously decides to work with congress to lower spending.
Lets start with Obama’s bipartisan fiscal commission.
Here is the draft of the proposal: the Simpson-Bowles Commission.
Yes, Ryan voted against it
his words (posted on Ryans site). But Obama had already abandoned it by not asking for it to be considered. This was his own commission's.
Ryan website wrote:“Tasked with an extraordinarily difficult challenge, the Co-Chairmen put forth a comprehensive and provocative proposal to help tackle the debt threat, advancing a sorely needed debate on these critical issues. Their proposal is a serious and credible plan, but I cannot support it. We must address the explosive growth of our health care entitlement programs at the structural level to meet the fiscal and economic challenges confronting this nation. This plan not only lacks needed structural reforms, but would in fact take us in the wrong direction on health care by accelerating the adverse consequences of the President’s health care law. It also relies too heavily on tax increases, which would stifle the very growth and prosperity that are the essential preconditions of a sustainable fiscal path.
...Those who refuse to confront the looming fiscal crisis have nowhere to hide. I am eager to build on this effort in my work at the House Budget Committee – drawing upon specific ideas put forward in the Commission and drawing upon the inspired leadership of the Co-Chairmen.
Obama's early career
Sandi wrote:However outside of politics he is more or less just a highly trained social worker.
Los Angeles in 1979-1983 Obama attend Occidental College, and Columbia University in NY City. Majored in political science with a specialty in international relations.
Two years after graduating Obama worked in various community organizer positions or as consultant from 1985 through 2004.
In late 1988, Obama entered Harvard Law School but returned home to Chicago for the summers. He accepted a position at University of Chicago Law School in 1991. He taught as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996, and as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004—teaching constitutional law. Also during 1992 and 1993 he directed Illinois's Project Vote.
He joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a 13-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development, where he was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, then of counsel from 1996 to 2004.
Illinois State Senator 1997 - 2004 and US Seantor 2005 - 2008.
Sandi wrote:Therefore I expect mostly social programs to be his main concern and what he will ask for.
This is just my personal thoughts based on his lifes work to this point. What else has he done besides community organization? Admirable work but it only taught him to use city or state tax dollars to reach his goals. None of it required him to organize a budget, just ask as much budget as one can get.