(First, that is you? You are a cutie!)
Now then to answer the question you are posing.
Yes, I want Obama to succeed.
The executive branch of our government is only 1 part of three that hold up America as a Nation. While it is true that when the House and Senate are of the same party as the president, the policies of this nation do swing to that side rather rapidly. Just look at what happened during the period from 2001 to the end of 2006. Republicans had total control of the both house's and the Presidency. Laws were made and Canceled. The People's rights were attacked while cart blanch was given to Business and Industry. This is what got us in this Mess of a Quagmire we are soaking in today.
Now you mention the Health Care industry. Health Care should NOT be a Industry!
And as for making my own decissions about my health. What about the Insurance industries Denial of Life saving proceedures because they are NOT cost effective? This is someones Life we are talking about. Not fixing a old car or buying a new one.
Life= Health, you can't have a "Life" (Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness) if your are Sick.
Health care costs have been held up as a Major reason American Auto's cost sooo much. What is it, a estimated $5-6k per car when those who gave their lives to the company, benefits are figured in. And when the fact that 45% of the premium's for health insurance we pay go for Administrative cost's. Well, a Nation Health care plan like the rest of the industrialized nations have (Like Japan, Austraila, Spain, Italy, Germany, etc . . .) sounds like a simple way to cut health care cost's in America by almost 50% to me. For the Average Med. to Large American manufacturing Company, this is a anual savings of untold Millions!
Emergency room treatments of the uninsured is 25% of our health care costs. So by insuring every American Citizen and the elimination of the middle man (Insurance Industry), our cost for health care can drop up too 75%. What use to cost $100 now costs only $25 (for those reading this that can't do math.)
Fuel Milage standards for vehicles.
Sweatheart this is a Game that the Fat Cat's of Detroit have been playing for Decades!
I owned a 1972 Datsun (Nissan) 1200 Fastback.
Fact:1175cc engine making 69 hp
Fact: it would cruise easily at Freeway speed, then 70mph.
Fact: It averaged 41 miles per gallon, 45 running the Interstates.
Fact: A 1979 Diesle VW Rabbit got a avertised 50 miles per gallon.
So why aren't there more of these high fuel milage cars today? This is 30 to 40 year old tech.
The American Auto Industry has been all about Profits since the end of the Muscle Car era. I drive a 1974 Pontiac Ventura, 350V8, auto trans. Factory it got 11 miles per gallon on it's best day. Since I upgraded the ignition system to a MSD 6A and electronic distributor, she now get 16 miles per gallon.
This is why the Japanese Auto's have Kicked our ars for the last 30+ years. Quality was second to Profits.
In 2000, before Bush took office, America was in the Black, No Deficit and actually paying down our debt. After Only 8 years of Bushit lies and corperate hemmerhoid sucking, we are at 12 Trillion owed to the Chinese.
Tax's are going back to where they were before Bush took office. Which means my tax's are Not going up because I don't make $250,000 per year or more.
Reducing What energy available? The oil we buy from OPEC? (aka the TSN, "Terrorist Support Network"). 30 years ago (notice how all of this is 30 or more years ago?) America had a energy policy that called for America to be Free of OPEC's Oil influance by the year 1998. The President who was pushing this policy is also the only President to tell OPEC to and I quote,
"Eat Your Oil!"
"A Bushel of Wheat for a Barrel of Oil!"
(But this guy was laughed at because of his alcoholic brother. Even though this guy was a Nuke Sub Commander, resigned his commission to come home and save the family farm after his father died, and is also the Only President to continue teaching Sunday School while he was in Office.)
His policies were laughed at so hard, they removed the Solar Panels from the roof of the White House.
So, the hard push for coming up with new and viable Energy Sorces is a Bad thing?
The fastest cars (Top fuel Dragsters) on the planet don't go from 0 to 300mph in 4 seconds on Gasoline!
Every Nation if it is to survive must have a certain amount of Socialism aka Social Programs to help the People. Not Fascism which only helps the Corporation like we have been leaning towards since President Reagan.
True Capitalism is for the Individual not the Corperation.
True Capitalism knows that a Healthy work force makes for the most profits possible.
True Capitalism knows that a Educated work force works Smarter and not harder, again making for maximum Profits.
Liberty=Freedom=A Educated Mind
(With these we are truly free for)
The Pursuit of Happiness!