I feel sorry for Obama
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Ben F

Owensboro, KY

#1 Nov 12, 2012
Obama is one of the most responsible presidents. He has the weight of the world on his shoulders, and no time for fun. He sincerely believes he can make the world a better place. But his plans keep getting thwarted.

People vote for him partly because they perceive his sincerity, and partly because they know he's not going to accomplish much. People don't want a president who accomplishes a lot, because those accomplishments usually end up causing more grief for more people.

I bet he will end up like Carter. An old man building houses for poor people.
Ben

Owensboro, KY

#2 Nov 12, 2012
Ben F wrote:
Obama is one of the most responsible presidents. He has the weight of the world on his shoulders, and no time for fun. He sincerely believes he can make the world a better place. But his plans keep getting thwarted.
People vote for him partly because they perceive his sincerity, and partly because they know he's not going to accomplish much. People don't want a president who accomplishes a lot, because those accomplishments usually end up causing more grief for more people.
I bet he will end up like Carter. An old man building houses for poor people.
I disagree. He has no problem lying to the public. I do think he thinks. He is right and your partly correct, he wants the world to be better off by bringing America down to the rest of the world. He doesn't believe we should be ahead of third world countries. He is in the process of creating more government regulations than the united states has ever seen. I hope he is not successful and you should as well.

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Since: Jun 12

Owensboro, KY

#3 Nov 12, 2012
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree. He has no problem lying to the public. I do think he thinks. He is right and your partly correct, he wants the world to be better off by bringing America down to the rest of the world. He doesn't believe we should be ahead of third world countries. He is in the process of creating more government regulations than the united states has ever seen. I hope he is not successful and you should as well.
Barack Obama is our President. If he isn't successful then neither will the nation he rules, so I hope he's successful.:)
biggie

Tucker, GA

#4 Nov 13, 2012
rwtaylor56 wrote:
<quoted text>Barack Obama is our President. If he isn't successful then neither will the nation he rules, so I hope he's successful.:)
Obamas gonna be the reason for the next great depression

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Since: Jun 12

United States

#5 Nov 13, 2012
biggie wrote:
<quoted text>Obamas gonna be the reason for the next great depression
Obama's the reason we haven't already been thru one.:)
Yep

Owensboro, KY

#6 Nov 13, 2012
Ben F wrote:
Obama is one of the most responsible presidents. He has the weight of the world on his shoulders, and no time for fun. He sincerely believes he can make the world a better place. But his plans keep getting thwarted.
People vote for him partly because they perceive his sincerity, and partly because they know he's not going to accomplish much. People don't want a president who accomplishes a lot, because those accomplishments usually end up causing more grief for more people.
I bet he will end up like Carter. An old man building houses for poor people.
No time for fun? I guess partying with Jay-Z and Beyonce while our citizens in Benghazi are slain is no time for fun huh? How about going to talk shows such as David Letterman or the View while our country is in shambles? Or how about showing up for a photo-op of the damage of Hurricane Sandy then hopping on a plane to fundraise (party) in Vegas right after. All the while people are still dying because they have to food or heat. Yep......poor Obama.
biggie

Tucker, GA

#7 Nov 13, 2012
rwtaylor56 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama's the reason we haven't already been thru one.:)
just wait its coming
65rolyatwr

Denver, CO

#8 Nov 13, 2012
Obama is the reason we have the worst recovery since the Great Depression. If we let him raise taxes as he wants, then the Next Recession is just around the corner. After abysmal growth for the last 31/2 years since the recession ended, it won't take much to push us back into a worse recession than we had before.
hello

Owensboro, KY

#9 Nov 13, 2012
65rolyatwr wrote:
Obama is the reason we have the worst recovery since the Great Depression. If we let him raise taxes as he wants, then the Next Recession is just around the corner. After abysmal growth for the last 31/2 years since the recession ended, it won't take much to push us back into a worse recession than we had before.
Do you think McCain could have done a better job?

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Since: Jun 12

Tucker, GA

#10 Nov 13, 2012
65rolyatwr wrote:
Obama is the reason we have the worst recovery since the Great Depression. If we let him raise taxes as he wants, then the Next Recession is just around the corner. After abysmal growth for the last 31/2 years since the recession ended, it won't take much to push us back into a worse recession than we had before.
The election is over - Obama won. You can save the "worst recovery, blah, blah, blah...." crap - nobody believed you then and it doesn't matter now.:)

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#11 Nov 13, 2012
hello wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think McCain could have done a better job?
Some one has been in a comma the past almost 4 years. Their has been another election since McCain.

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#12 Nov 13, 2012
rwtaylor56 wrote:
<quoted text>The election is over - Obama won. You can save the "worst recovery, blah, blah, blah...." crap - nobody believed you then and it doesn't matter now.:)
If that's how you really feel about then you can save the whole it's Bush's fault thing. Hrs had four years to get over or solve what he believed was his fault. Now it's time to except its his fault from this point forward.
65rolyatwr

Denver, CO

#13 Nov 13, 2012
whether you believe the facts as presented to you or not is your Ignoring the truth, it won't make the facts go away. As a reminder for you:
WASHINGTON (AP)— The recession that ended three years ago this summer has been followed by the feeblest economic recovery since the Great Depression.

Since World War II, 10 U.S. recessions have been followed by a recovery that lasted at least three years. An Associated Press analysis shows that by just about any measure, the one that began in June 2009 is the weakest.
The AP compared nine economic recoveries since the end of World War II that lasted at least three years. A 10th recovery that ran from 1945 to 1948 was not included because the statistics from that period aren't comprehensive, although the available data show that hiring was robust. There were two short-lived recoveries — 24 months and 12 months — after the recessions of 1957-58 and 1980.

Here is a closer look at how the comeback from the Great Recession stacks up with the others:

—FEEBLE GROWTH

America's gross domestic product — the broadest measure of economic output — grew 6.8 percent from the April-June quarter of 2009 through the same quarter this year, the slowest in the first three years of a postwar recovery. GDP grew an average of 15.5 percent in the first three years of the eight other comebacks analyzed.

The engines that usually drive recoveries aren't firing this time.

Investment in housing, which grew an average of nearly 34 percent this far into previous postwar recoveries, is up just 8 percent since the April-June quarter of 2009.

—EXHAUSTED CONSUMERS

Consumer spending has grown just 6.5 percent since the recession ended, feeblest in a postwar recovery. In the first three years of previous recoveries, spending rose an average of nearly 14 percent.

It's no mystery why consumers are being frugal. Many have lost access to credit, which fueled their spending in the 2000s. Home equity has evaporated and credit cards have been canceled. Falling home prices have slashed home equity 49 percent, from $13.2 trillion in 2005 to $6.7 trillion early this year.

Others are spending less because they're paying down debt or saving more. Household debt peaked at 126 percent of after-tax income in mid-2007 and has fallen to 107 percent, according to Haver Analytics. The savings rate has risen from 1.1 percent of after-tax income in 2005 to 4.4 percent in June. Consumers have cut credit card debt by 14 percent — to $865 billion — since it peaked at over $1 trillion in December 2007.

"We were in a period in which we borrowed too much," says Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics. "We are now deleveraging. That's a process that slows us down."

—THE JOBS HOLE

The economy shed a staggering 8.8 million jobs during and shortly after the recession. Since employment hit bottom, the economy has created just over 4 million jobs. So the new hiring has replaced 46 percent of the lost jobs, by far the worst performance since World War II. In the previous eight recoveries, the economy had regained more than 350 percent of the jobs lost, on average.

During the 1981-82 recession, the U.S. lost 2.8 million jobs. In the three years and one month after that recession ended, the economy added 9.8 million — replacing the 2.8 million and adding 7 million more.

Never before have so many Americans been unemployed for so long three years into a recovery. Nearly 5.2 million have been out of work for six months or more. The long-term unemployed account for 41 percent of the jobless; the highest mark in the other recoveries was 22 percent.
Castle

Owensboro, KY

#14 Nov 13, 2012
rwtaylor56 wrote:
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The election is over - Obama won. You can save the "worst recovery, blah, blah, blah...." crap - nobody believed you then and it doesn't matter now.:)
How long will the blame bush excuse go on?
65rolyatwr

Denver, CO

#15 Nov 13, 2012
hello wrote:
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Do you think McCain could have done a better job?
yes, he would have pu tin place measures similar to what Reagan used to get us out of teh worst recession ever, and would not have increased spending on worthless projects like Green Energy, Obama care, etc that has run up the 6 trillion in debt. Economies can recover, and recover quickly if teh right measures are put in place. Obama has done exactly the opposite of what should have been done, which is the reason the recovery is the worst one since teh great Depression. here is and explanation for you:
What is so striking about Obamanomics is how it so doggedly pursues the opposite of every one of these planks of Reaganomics. Instead of reducing tax rates, President Obama is committed to raising the top tax rates of virtually every major federal tax. As already enacted into current law, in 2013 the top two income tax rates will rise by nearly 20%, counting as well Obama’s proposed deduction phase-outs.

The capital gains tax rate will soar by nearly 60%, counting the new Obamacare taxes going into effect that year. The total tax rate on corporate dividends would increase by nearly three times. The Medicare payroll tax would increase by 62% for the nation’s job creators and investors. The death tax rate would go back up to 55%. In his 2012 budget and his recent national budget speech, President Obama proposes still more tax increases.

Instead of coming into office with spending cuts, President Obama’s first act was a nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill. In his first two years in office he has already increased federal spending by 28%, and his 2012 budget proposes to increase federal spending by another 57% by 2021.

His monetary policy is just the opposite as well. Instead of restraining the money supply to match money demand for a stable dollar, slaying an historic inflation, we have QE1 and QE2 and a steadily collapsing dollar, arguably creating a historic reflation.

And instead of deregulation we have across-the-board re-regulation, from health care to finance to energy, and elsewhere. While Reagan used to say that his energy policy was to “unleash the private sector,” Obama’s energy policy can be described as precisely to leash the private sector in service to Obama’s central planning “green energy” dictates.

As a result, while the Reagan recovery averaged 7.1% economic growth over the first seven quarters, the Obama recovery has produced less than half that at 2.8%, with the last quarter at a dismal 1.8%. After seven quarters of the Reagan recovery, unemployment had fallen 3.3 percentage points from its peak to 7.5%, with only 18% unemployed long-term for 27 weeks or more. After seven quarters of the Obama recovery, unemployment has fallen only 1.3 percentage points from its peak, with a postwar record 45% long-term unemployed.

Previously the average recession since World War II lasted 10 months, with the longest at 16 months. Yet today, 40 months after the last recession started, unemployment is still 8.8%, with America suffering the longest period of unemployment that high since the Great Depression. Based on the historic precedents America should be enjoying the second year of a roaring economic recovery by now, especially since, historically, the worse the downturn, the stronger the recovery. Yet while in the Reagan recovery the economy soared past the previous GDP peak after six months, in the Obama recovery that didn’t happen for three years. Last year the Census Bureau reported that the total number of Americans in poverty was the highest in the 51 years that Census has been recording the data.
hello

Owensboro, KY

#16 Nov 13, 2012
Mc smokey wrote:
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Some one has been in a comma the past almost 4 years. Their has been another election since McCain.
You have mistaken... I'm talking about when Obama was first voted in and we had a choice over him or McCain.

How do you think our economy would be right now if McCain was voted in back in 2008-- instead of Obama? Do you think we'd be in better shape?
65rolyatwr

Denver, CO

#17 Nov 13, 2012
yes, instead of the "worst recovery since the Great Depression", we'd be in the middle of another great recovery:
Based on the historic precedents America should be enjoying the second year of a roaring economic recovery by now, especially since, historically, the worse the downturn, the stronger the recovery.

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Since: Jun 12

United States

#18 Nov 13, 2012
Castle wrote:
<quoted text>How long will the blame bush excuse go on?
Apparently you're saying that it's not even Bush's fault, but instead the blame should go to Clinton. So I don't know - you tell me what the statute of limitations is on blame.:)
Castle

Owensboro, KY

#19 Nov 13, 2012
rwtaylor56 wrote:
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Apparently you're saying that it's not even Bush's fault, but instead the blame should go to Clinton. So I don't know - you tell me what the statute of limitations is on blame.:)
. Seemed like a pretty simple question. How long will you blame bush/ republicans for EVERY single problem? How long? I would hate to work with a guy like you. You take no responsibility or ownership for any mistakes, blame others for everything. If this is America today, we are finished as a nation.
grammart checker

United States

#20 Nov 13, 2012
Mc smokey wrote:
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Some one has been in a comma the past almost 4 years. Their has been another election since McCain.
I wish someone could explain how you can be in a "comma" for 4 years. That's amazing to me. People can squeeze into a size 10 font?

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