Analysis: Echoes of Europe crisis in ...

Analysis: Echoes of Europe crisis in US deadlock

There are 16 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Nov 29, 2011, titled Analysis: Echoes of Europe crisis in US deadlock. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

Europe's deepening debt crisis is echoed in the United States by the inability of President Barack Obama and Congress to strike a bipartisan deficit deal.On both sides of the Atlantic, leaders are having a hard time making tough, unpopular decisions.

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Since: May 11

Ballwin, MO

#1 Nov 29, 2011
European leaders are having a hard time making tough decisions?
We wouldn't know if Obama is, or isn't. He's never made one!

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#2 Nov 29, 2011
Failed socialist policies in Europe are "coming home to roost". Meanwhile our so called president is rushing full speed ahead to emulate these failures here at home. Isn't doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result the definition of insanity?
scout

Castro Valley, CA

#3 Nov 29, 2011
NOT ON THE BACKS OF OUR TAX PAYERS!

Another reason why we MUST vote in Ron Paul to dump the federal reserve and the IRS!

The federal reserve is a snake pit of international neo-Marxists, anti-American, anti-Christ, and MUST be arrested, tried and publicly hung.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#4 Nov 29, 2011
Obama should do what is BEST for the country by making the TOUGH, UNPOPULAR decisions that may cost him his re-election.

Instead he is putting HIMSELF FIRST to maintain some popularity, while the country is on the fast track to financial POVERTY.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#5 Nov 29, 2011
CHRISTIE TO OBAMA:'What the hell are we paying you for?'
Gravediggers

United States

#6 Nov 29, 2011
President Obama needs to DO something. He appears more content to let the US citizens suffer more.

Where is Obama's leadership?

Where is Obama's budget?

Where is Obama's ability to unite the country?

Why does Obama place his re-election higher than fixing this country?

Obama stated he should be held accountable for his 4 years. Well???!!!!

More involvement in wars in a myriad of Middle East countries and now African countries,

more loans made to companies whose financial status was weak and left taxpayers without having any chance to recoup over $500 million.

Hugely disappointed! He's accountable!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#10 Nov 29, 2011
Obama's Job Approval Drops Below Carter's
November 29, 2011
President Obama's slow ride down Gallup's daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history.
Since March, Obama's job approval rating has hovered above Carter's, considered among the 20th century's worst presidents, but today Obama's punctured Carter's dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama's job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter's 51 percent.

- Harry S. Truman: 54 percent.
-- Dwight Eisenhower: 78 percent.
-- Lyndon B. Johnson: 44 percent.
-- Richard M. Nixon: 50 percent.
-- Ronald Reagan: 54 percent.
-- George H.W. Bush: 52 percent.
-- Bill Clinton: 51 percent.
-- George W. Bush: 55 percent.
Mary E

United States

#11 Nov 29, 2011
Christie is the only one who can get us out of this mess, and he wants to fix N J first. Obama is not leading, because he isn't a leader. He is a follower, and George Soro's is the real President.
Questioner

Abbeville, MS

#12 Nov 29, 2011
Is it that the President is not a leader, or the Congress is not a follower?' Obviously those of you commenting wouldn't follow Obama, will you follow Mit? Maybe you need someone like uncle Joe that leads and sees to it that others follow.
Mary E

United States

#13 Nov 29, 2011
The President has no idea what to do for this country. The Democrats elected a poor man who in no way was prepared to be President of the United States. They thought they could lead him around by the Nose, but he is answerable only to those who financed him, Mr George Soro's, and it is his plan to destroy the country. Being a foreigner Soros didn't understand how much power the other 2 branches of our government have, and they don't belong to the convicted foreigner. It is a mess, but it can be turned around next year with a new Presidential election. Already Americans are happier that the future is looking brighter.

Wartime V

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#14 Nov 29, 2011
Devil in the Details wrote:
Obama's Team of Minions
Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.
– Doris Kearns Goodwin
- November 28th, 2011 -
Obama's surrounded himself with a team of yes-men, lackeys and sycophants so subservient they make Tonto look like Tony Montana. Those who might challenge the status quo need not apply. Something William Daley recently discovered when, several months after ruffling feathers as the new Chief of Staff, he found many of his duties being “reassigned” to others. The countdown is on for when Daley decides to spend more time with his family.
http://www.ombudizen.com/
Exactly.

As democrats are to corruption, Obama is to radicals, radical muslims, marxists, communists, union cronies, and subversives. But come 2012, Obama's crew of 40+ radical subversives (aka czars) will be looking for work.

But here's the current "American Dream", aka subversive, cronyistic nightmare in the eyes of the subversive Reich Chancellor Kenyan lizard. Is anyone really surprised?

The Kenyan's appointed a cabinet and cadre of czars comprised of avowed-communists, pro-abortion, anti-free-speech, anti-gun, anti-free market, anti-business, pro-illegal, wealth redistribution and healthcare-rationing advocates, union bosses, Goldman lobbyists, and inexperienced radicals including Van Jones, Katherine Sebelius, Mark Llloyd, Anita Dunn, Richard Holbrooke, Jeffrey Crowley, Kenneth Feinberg, Earl Devaney, Daniel Fried, John Brennan....

...And Cass Sunstein (Regulatory Czar), the liberal activist judge who stated that "free speech needs to be limited for the common good", while also believing in "Explicit Consent" (harvesting human organs without family consent), and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting.

...And union boss Ken Bloom (Manufacturing Czar), who stated that "we all know that the free market is nonsense. We kind of agree with Mao [Tse Tung] that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun".

...And John Holdren (Science Czar) who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers.

...And Kevin Jennings (Safe School Czar), a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, and the Education Network who uses taxpayer funds for "Fisting Kits" to teenagers.

Also remember who appointed a radical La Raza activist to the SCOTUS, followed by the incompetent radical leftist Kagan, who believes that government has the right to dictate what Americans can eat, along with government censorship and believing that gun ownership is not a right!

Obama's Radical Czar Contingent, in 3 consecutive posts....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...

Obama Family Cook Named a Czar, in 2 consecutive posts....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T50ESI...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/T50ESI...

Obama's radical SCOTUS appointment....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TUUVHS...

SHAME ON AMERICA.

Wartime V

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#15 Nov 29, 2011
Mary E wrote:
The President has no idea what to do for this country. The Democrats elected a poor man who in no way was prepared to be President of the United States. They thought they could lead him around by the Nose, but he is answerable only to those who financed him, Mr George Soro's, and it is his plan to destroy the country. Being a foreigner Soros didn't understand how much power the other 2 branches of our government have, and they don't belong to the convicted foreigner. It is a mess, but it can be turned around next year with a new Presidential election. Already Americans are happier that the future is looking brighter.
Unlike most Americans, Bark "they treat me like a dog" Obama doesn't share an "American" upbringing nor the American "experience", in the sense that he was born and raised by radicals and avowed muslim communists, mentored by a handpicked avowed muslim communist (Frank Marshall Davis), and schooled in Indonesia during his formative years.

He intentionally sought associations with radicals, marxists, and communists in his youth (even traveling to Pakistan on spring break), and after finalizing his radical ideology --- with middle-east muslim financiers, radical terrorists like PLO lackey Rashid Khalidi, radical muslim black panthers like Khalid Al-Mansour (who funded his education), radical subversive activists like Saul Alinsky, mega-corrupt Chicago politicians (Jones, Rush, Emmanuel, Axelrod, Jarret, Bill Daley, etc), felons like Tony Rezko, terrorists like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, racist radicals like Jeremiah Wright, far-left financiers like George Soros and Greg Galluzo, corrupt union hacks like Andy Stern, and corrupt organizations like ACORN, SEIU, DSA, and CPUSA later in life.

He's never worked in the private sector, opting instead for stints as a community organizer, a consultant to ACORN, a college instructor in Alinsky methods, and as a chairman, co-founder, director, and/or funder for far-left organizations including the Annenberg Challenge, the Woods Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Center for American Progress, MediaMatters, and the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), along with cronies including the likes of George Soros, Tony Rezko, Khalid Al-Mansour, Rashid Khalidi, Bill Ayers, Valerie Jarrett, Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, John Podesta, Franklin Raines, Al Gore, Allison Davis, Cecil Butler, and a slew of union thugs, Goldman Sachs executives, and lobbyists.

He also surrendered his license to practice law after only 3 years pending investigation of fraud, and his corrupt, patient-dumping wife did the same under threat of disbarrment, while spending millions to hide his academic records, including "losing" all records of his term as an Illinois Senator, where, aside from making millions for his corrupt cronies on failed public housing projects (including Valerie Jarret), his only piece of legislation was enacting "Islamic Appreciation Day".

[continues...]

Wartime V

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#16 Nov 29, 2011
[continued, part 2 of 2]

And now, his entire cabinet and czar contingent is staffed with some of the most radical leftist and communist cronies imaginable. And this is understating the depths of this reality.

He's driven -- and at any cost -- to implement, er impose his anti-American communist ideological agenda upon a nation he considers as oppressive, unfair, greedy, and rich beyond avarice. And his disingenuous agenda for wealth redistribution and social justice is an end to which any means is justifiable, including massive harm to our nation economically, militarily, morally, and ethically. The word "sociopath" comes to mind, although money also plays a role, ie: via his CCX trust fund, he stands to make untold millions if Cap and Trade passes the Senate.

In ANY other endeavor other than government, he'd be dismissed by virtually everyone as a radical nutjob. What does the fact that this corrupt radical is now president say about our government, the media, liberals, democrats, and our country?

The People Around Obama -- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
http://tpo.net/the_facts/

VIDEO....The Audacity of Barack Obama....
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Obama's web of collusion, cronyism, and corruption, in 1 post....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/THNOCJ...

Obama and Annenberg, in 2 consecutive posts....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TJC0OV...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TJC0OV...

Obama and Grove Parc Plaza, in 2 consecutive posts....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TJC0OV...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TJC0OV...

Obama and the Woods Fund, in 1 post....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/T50ESIT30OD77D4...

Obama's Radical Czar Contingent, in 4 consecutive posts....
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TLIH8P...

Wartime V

“Hang 'em High”

Since: Sep 11

Commie Fake, Phony, & Fraud

#17 Nov 29, 2011
Devil in the Details wrote:
FLASHBACK: Obama in Feb 2009-“I will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term”
Obama talks about how he will cut the deficit in half during his first term - and why it's so important. Really? The 2008 budget deficit was 458 billion. Obama's proposed new budget for this year has a deficit of 1.1 TRILLION. For God's sake - WTF???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =SaQUU2ZL6D8XX
Obama's ratings are dropping like lead weight. Your efforts to educate voters are working. BUZZ THESE LINKS AROUND VIRALLY. He has slandered Cain but we must work diligently to keep his ratings down and stay down. Move on is very persistent.
Yep.

The deficit was $161 billion in 2007 when the Pelosi/Reid democrat cabal took control of the House AND Senate after the 2006 midterms (110th congress). They increased it to $458 billion before Bush left office, and Obama's increased that TENFOLD.

Since the democrats took control after the 2006 midterms (Jan 3rd, 2007), the Pelosi/Reid controlled 110th congress have looted the treasury for nearly $6 trillion and increased the deficit by $1.26 trillion, or 776%.(The republican congress had reduced the deficit from a high of $412 billion in FY 2004 to $319b in FY 2005, to $248b in FY 2006, and ultimately to $161b in FY 2007).

Those same democrats also increased the National Debt from $8.67 trillion to $14.56 trillion -- an increase of $5.89 trillion or 68% AND increased the Debt Limit from $8.965 trillion to $14.29 trillion -- an increase of $5.33 trillion or 59.4%.....while losing 6.8 million jobs.

And who could forget that those same democrats turned the projected $800 billion SURPLUS over the ten-year period FY 2008-2017 into a $9.7 trillion DEFICIT -- a $10.5 trillion worsening of the budget outlook.

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#18 Nov 30, 2011
why should america and americans have to be responsible for everybody in the world?

why can't our politicans just focus on the needs of america and americans?

I'm sick and tired of all these POS politicians on capitol hill always giving away our money to foreign countries who hate our guts.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#19 Nov 30, 2011
Well . The heroic capitalists of America have once again bailed out the stupid socialist system in Europe. I told you so. This way we can work well into our sixties as those lazy union socialist bastards can retire at 53 to go sit on the beach. Americans are a bunch of suckers, thanks to Obama and the democrats.

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