As election nears, where's the hope?

As election nears, where's the hope?

There are 15 comments on the Anchorage Daily News story from Sep 2, 2012, titled As election nears, where's the hope?. In it, Anchorage Daily News reports that:

The hope is gone.Four years into the age of Barack Obama, and a dozen years into a new century, America is struggling to find its way.

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LettuceBendOver

De Soto, KS

#1 Sep 2, 2012
In the toilet.
its only started

United States

#2 Sep 2, 2012
In FY 2011, total means-tested spending going to families with children will be about $470 billion. If this sum were divided equally among the lowest income one third of families with children (around 14 million families), the result would be around $33,000 per low income family with children.
Means-tested spending comprises a vast, hidden welfare st
ate, all tax free....,the heritage foundation.com ....

Since the beginning of the War on Poverty, government has spent $15.9 trillion (in inflation-adjusted 2008 dollars) on means-tested welfare. In comparison, the cost of all other wars in U.S. history was $6.4 trillion (in inflation-adjusted 2008 dollars).

According to President Obama’s budget projections, federal and state welfare spending will total $10.3 trillion over 10 years (FY 2009 to FY 2018). This spending will equal over $100,000 for each taxpaying household in the U.S........
LettuceBendOver

De Soto, KS

#3 Sep 2, 2012
Exactly
its only started

United States

#4 Sep 4, 2012
IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, the lbj great society programs were GONNA FIX EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY?...so today, 45 years later,,you tell me ?... 16trillion federal debt?..the $53,000 per person every citizen owes?...means tested of course, so its much higher than 53 grand...a so called middle class that does not take home $33,000,a congress with its own health care and pension programs. a social system where welfare supplies everything including the bullets. two political parties,that are more concerned with chicken habitat.more "DONATION CENTERS " soup kitchens,toys ,clothes,food ,autos,for the poor,COUPONS schemes,long term pension schemes where FEES are the real winners,...."THE GREAT SOCIETY PROGRAMS OF L.B.J.HAVE CRIPPLED THE COUNTRY"...
HTS

Englewood, CO

#6 Sep 4, 2012
The democratic party is really blowing it by saying that America is better off now than four years ago. It's a slap in the face to the millions of people living in the real economy. They're just showing everyone what out-of-touch elitists they really are. The electorate isn't that stupid. Liberals think the masses are a bunch of peasants that they can manipulate with incessant BS spewed by the MSM. I think Obama is headed for disaster in November... This election isn't even going to be close.
garth

United States

#8 Sep 7, 2012
even the poorest of the poor manage to have18 KT. gold teeth, so there is HOPE.

“Phooey on Politicians”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Politicians are full of BS!!

#9 Sep 7, 2012
There is hope this election cycle, hope that Obama and minions get kicked out of office.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Level 10

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#10 Sep 8, 2012
Many people hope that fewer dead and illegals will vote this time around, after realizing that he's is not producing the change they wanted. They are still dead and illegal.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#11 Sep 8, 2012
Hope has become hang in there.
handi

United States

#12 Sep 14, 2012
THE HOPE IS A THIRD PARTY WILL ARISE and save us from ourself

“Phooey on Politicians”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Politicians are full of BS!!

#13 Sep 14, 2012
handi wrote:
THE HOPE IS A THIRD PARTY WILL ARISE and save us from ourself
I think it is too late in the election cycle for a 3rd party to join in, but I do think it would be an excellent idea as the Democrats and Republicans both have forgotten why they were elected in the first place. Both parties now only want to protect their elected jobs and premium benefits whilr the rest of the US is left struggle in the scraps.
got id

United States

#14 Sep 27, 2012
unlike most citizens,those that dont want a photo ID are the same ones who travel through life WITH MORE THAN ONE NAME ,ID,OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. or address... 9-11 almost demands we all have id. civil rights comes with social responsibility....not social fraud
Ray

Newport, OR

#15 Sep 27, 2012
Nope is something you always have, it's not something that's given by the government. Something Barack Obama doesn't understand.
got id

United States

#16 Oct 9, 2012
latest news ..IN 2013 ,my health care insurance is going up by 30%,and so are my copays.AND SO ARE YOURS..it appears our only HOPE is ????...means tested of course..
hopes for dopes

United States

#17 Oct 18, 2012
many new taxes ,fees,health care increases.state and county fees,taxes.not tooooo mention a proposal to put a tax on BULLETSto fight crime, ARE ON THE WAY. like unisured motorist ,where you pay for yours and the uninsured perp,.IT AMAZES ME HOW GOVERNMENT AND POLITICIANS CAN DEVISE TAX SCHEMES TO PAY FOR ALL THE PERPS AND CRIMINALS,WELFARE,JAILFARE,PEN SIONFARE,HEALTFARE,PUBLICHOUSI NGFARE,FOODFARE,MEDICARE FARE TAX ON YOUR CHECKFARE,AND CANT FIND A WAY TO MONEYFARE ALL THE MOOCHES IN THE SYSTEM.ALL OF WHICH IS "MEANS TESTED:"WALLET TESTED,SAVINGS TESTED. it is and has always been,tax the moron whos too busy working 3 jobes and thinking their really ahead of the curve,only to find a turn around sigh,or a CLIFF

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