Column: 'It is now time to recast his...

Column: 'It is now time to recast his legacy.'

There are 27 comments on the Rock Hill Herald story from Mar 6, 2013, titled Column: 'It is now time to recast his legacy.'. In it, Rock Hill Herald reports that:

For all the things President Obama says he can't do because of the political gridlock in Washington, he can right a century-old wrong simply by picking up a pen.

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“Happiness comes through giving”

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#24 Mar 8, 2013
Robert wrote:
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They are not in the same class when it comes to Debt. Obama is in a class of its own.
So are you.
serfs up

Merritt Island, FL

#25 Mar 8, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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LOL Yeah, "Welcome to Walmart!" I bet you're proud of that. F.I.C.A. comes out of the paycheck, so should W.A.R. and put it on the capital gains as well.
A lot of what happened in America we did to ourselves. Your in Michigan. As one example, the quality of the American automobile was abysmal and the auto workers milked everything they could get until they helped to turn Detroit into Beiruit. The Asians are eating our lunch. At some point they won't need us.
two2tango

Pottstown, PA

#26 Mar 12, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> A lot of what happened in America we did to ourselves. Your in Michigan. As one example, the quality of the American automobile was abysmal and the auto workers milked everything they could get until they helped to turn Detroit into Beiruit. The Asians are eating our lunch. At some point they won't need us.
Say what you want about GW bad or good the American people/public wind up signing off on political policy even if by inaction. From the sloppy cars and ignoring the Japanese in the 1970s to watching the politicians, regulators and bankers ravage the economy with the artificial housing bubble of the new millenium the American people stood by and did nothing when it REALLY counted.

I was a union member for decades and our union brought up all the issues the Occupy Wall Street crowd simply because they were unemployed and had nothing better to do. We dealt with those issues like it was our job while employed at another job. Where we the occupiers decades ago when it was HIGHLY predictable how the economy and conditions would go. They were getting rich and fat signing off the policies of the politicians including GW NOT THINKING about their future or the consequences.

Where was the anti war and civil rights crowd after 9-11 approving the Patriot Act, TSA and Iraq War. Where were they: they were waving a flag so they could fit in. It wasn't about patriotism, it was follow the herd and peer pressure.

True; most politicians wind exploiting the situation for personal gain/belief or bless us with their incompetence. But it's up to us, the citizens to call them on it when it's happening. By the time historians are writing books it's too late.
goose

Carol Stream, IL

#27 Mar 12, 2013
Tango, I would add too many people vote with their hearts (or long past dreams) and not their heads!
The low information voter is a dangerous thing.
two2tango

Pottstown, PA

#28 Mar 12, 2013
goose wrote:
Tango, I would add too many people vote with their hearts (or long past dreams) and not their heads!
The low information voter is a dangerous thing.
Exactly-Three things most voters vote on-a patriotism, emotional and financial issues.

The "patriots" vote on or condone stuff like the Patriot Act and wars while the emotional vote on things like health care, voter id, gun control etc. The people who vote on financial issues/stances vote on greed basically even if it's to protect theirs or get more for themselves.

Very few vote based on consequences or even think long term. It's a gut reaction or one single issue. This is fine but you can't wait until election day or rely on elections to change an issue. Anything from protests, boycotts, letter writing and/or voting with their wallet counts just as much as a vote.

For the better part of the decade company's like McDonalds was on a union boycott list yet where could you find members and leadership on any given day- a McDonalds. People do not want to walk the talk 24/7.
two2tango

Pottstown, PA

#29 Mar 12, 2013
Sorry for the bad grammar including the last paragraph.

should read '...companies like McDonalds were on the union boycott list where you could find members and leadership on any given day-...'
Cujo

Leask, Canada

#30 Mar 13, 2013
Robert wrote:
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Yea lets do that but use numbers rather than you ignorant opinion.
Relating debt to gdp makes it easy to not have to be fooled by inflation.
Here are the ratios of deficit to GDP for the past five presidents:
Ronald Reagan
1981-88 4.2 %
1982-89 4.2
Average 4.2
George H. W. Bush
1989-92 4.0
1990-93 4.3
Average 4.2
Bill Clinton
1993-2000 0.8
1994-2001 0.1
Average 0.5
George W. Bush
2001-08 2.0
2002-09 3.4
Average 2.7
Barack Obama
2009-12* 9.1
2010-12 8.7
Average 8.9
As for spending itself, during the George W. Bush years (2001-08), federal outlays averaged 19.6 percent of GDP, a little less than during the Clinton years (1993-2000), at 19.8% and far below Reagan, whose outlays never dropped below 21 percent of GDP in any year and averaged 22.4%. Even factoring in the TARP year (2009), Bush’s average outlays as a proportion of the economy was 20.3 percent – far below Reagan and only a half-point below Clinton. As for Obama, even excluding 2009, his spending has averaged 24.1 percent of GDP – the highest level for any three years since World War II.
You fail to recognize that when Bush jr took over, he was handed a surplus. You also fail to recognize that most of the current budget and Debt is because of failed Bush policies. You also fail to recognize, much of the new debt is because of the failed policies by all presidents, starting with Regan, before Obama.

I am not saying Obama is perfect by any means, but you haters never seem to look at the history of how and why the deficit and debt is where it's at.

And the fact that he has a do nothing congress to work with, doesn't help with introducing new legislation that may or may not help with the economy and debt. We will never know because they filibuster everything.

Obama's overall approval rating has been hovering around 50% for the last few months. What about congress? As low as 10%, twice last year, and between 11 and 14% this year.

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