Obama's Second Term and the Sustainab...

Obama's Second Term and the Sustainability Agenda

There are 16 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from Jan 22, 2013, titled Obama's Second Term and the Sustainability Agenda. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

While the national agenda has many pieces, its mission must be to allow America to succeed in the emerging global economy. The center of that mission should be a single great national project: the development and implementation of low cost, renewable energy.

While it was heartening to see President Obama assert an aggressive approach to climate change and maintaining our social safety net during his inaugural address, there remains a strange dissonance to the political dialogue in Washington, an almost shocking sense of irrelevance as the real issues we face go undefined and we find politicos already jockeying for the mid-term elections. The President seems willing to move forward, but the rest of DC seems stuck in the mud.

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gossamer

Roseville, MI

#1 Jan 22, 2013
Obama ready to move forward. No Obama is ready to bring up topics that he can use to try and destroy the Republican Party.

“Never give up”

Since: Dec 12

Avon, OH

#2 Jan 22, 2013
Does 'moving forward' mean going more into debt?
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#3 Jan 22, 2013
gossamer wrote:
Obama ready to move forward. No Obama is ready to bring up topics that he can use to try and destroy the Republican Party.
They've shown themselves totally capable of doing this on their own.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#4 Jan 22, 2013
BraveCon wrote:
Does 'moving forward' mean going more into debt?
For Reagan & Bush II, yes.

Now, we have to help recover te wasted economy, get jobs back, and then tackle the huge Reagan-BushII debt.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#5 Jan 22, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
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For Reagan & Bush II, yes.
Now, we have to help recover te wasted economy, get jobs back, and then tackle the huge Reagan-BushII debt.
Hmm, Reagan and dem congress......Reagan's debt. Bush and dem congress..fannie/freddie exploding...Bush's debt.

6 trillion in four years under nobama.......the House caused it!!

LMAO Bill, you're funnier than a fart in the space station, boy.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#6 Jan 22, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
For Reagan & Bush II, yes.
Now, we have to help recover te wasted economy, get jobs back, and then tackle the huge Reagan-BushII debt.
1980, when Ronald Reagan was elected, the GDP was $2.79 trillion, and the debt was 32.6% of GDP. This low debt figure came after Jimmy Carter cut military expenditures steeply during his tenure (1977-1981). And this was at a time of maximum danger. The Soviet Union still had a huge military. Reagan promised, if elected, to turn the US military around.



In the last full year of Ronald Regan’s tenure in 1988, GDP was $5.1 trillion, and the debt was 51% of GDP.



In 1995 under Clinton, GDP was $7.4 trillion and debt was 67.1% In 2001, GDP was $10.2 trillion and debt was 56.5%. By 2005, under George Bush, GDP was $12.64 trillion and debt had grown to 62.8%.



The numbers since 2007 have been: 2007 ($14.08 trillion, 64%), 2008 ($14.44 trillion, 69.15%) 2009 ($14.26 trillion, 83.3%) and 2010 $14.62 trillion, 94.3%). Today in April 2011, it has reached 100% of GDP.



Notice how little GDP growth there has been over the last four years – only about 4%– but how much the debt has increased by 45% as a percentage of GDP since 2008 (69% to 100% under Obama). Yet the media savage Ronald Reagan for a 59% increase in eight years that included a huge victory over the Soviets.

22 million jobs were created by RR.....none by barrack nobama.

Keep the left spin coming, bill. We enjoy the foolish claims.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#7 Jan 22, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
For Reagan & Bush II, yes.
Now, we have to help recover te wasted economy, get jobs back, and then tackle the huge Reagan-BushII debt.
The "Bush" debt as you have labled it exploded after 2006 and a full dem congress was elected, dodd/frank blocked every attempt by Bush to get it under control.....

Dem debt all the way, peanut.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#8 Jan 22, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
For Reagan & Bush II, yes.
Now, we have to help recover te wasted economy, get jobs back, and then tackle the huge Reagan-BushII debt.
The debt increase during the Reagan years as a percentage of the whole national wealth (GDP) went from 32.6% to 51%, that is a 59% increase relative to the whole economy, not a 300% increase (tripling) like liberals say. And still, after defeating the Soviet Union with a huge military buildup, the final debt of the Reagan years was only about half (51% of GDP) of what it is today (100% of GDP). Nobama is the worst manager of the economy in history.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#9 Jan 22, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>They've shown themselves totally capable of doing this on their own.
Massive layoffs due to unions and obamacaretax, paychecks getting smaller since Jan. 1 of this year, NO budget passed by Senate in 1200 days...LMAO Winslow..time is not good to the left. A few wins here and there on empty promises...a few years pass, people have less...out you go. Historical fact.

Nobama will enjoy his retirement in Hawaii we're sure...but if you think you're going to get something out of it...you blew it.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#10 Jan 22, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>They've shown themselves totally capable of doing this on their own.
I would like to know just how.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#11 Jan 22, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
For Reagan & Bush II, yes.
Now, we have to help recover te wasted economy, get jobs back, and then tackle the huge Reagan-BushII debt.
Huh? What? This makes no sense.

So you are saying we the people have to absorb more debt with interest applied to a bank in order to pay the debt that was forced upon us fraudulently in first place?

Sounds like your trying to drink yourself sober..........

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#13 Jan 22, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
1980, when Ronald Reagan was elected, the GDP was $2.79 trillion, and the debt was 32.6% of GDP. This low debt figure came after Jimmy Carter cut military expenditures steeply during his tenure (1977-1981). And this was at a time of maximum danger. The Soviet Union still had a huge military. Reagan promised, if elected, to turn the US military around.
In the last full year of Ronald Regan’s tenure in 1988, GDP was $5.1 trillion, and the debt was 51% of GDP.
In 1995 under Clinton, GDP was $7.4 trillion and debt was 67.1% In 2001, GDP was $10.2 trillion and debt was 56.5%. By 2005, under George Bush, GDP was $12.64 trillion and debt had grown to 62.8%.
The numbers since 2007 have been: 2007 ($14.08 trillion, 64%), 2008 ($14.44 trillion, 69.15%) 2009 ($14.26 trillion, 83.3%) and 2010 $14.62 trillion, 94.3%). Today in April 2011, it has reached 100% of GDP.
Notice how little GDP growth there has been over the last four years – only about 4%– but how much the debt has increased by 45% as a percentage of GDP since 2008 (69% to 100% under Obama). Yet the media savage Ronald Reagan for a 59% increase in eight years that included a huge victory over the Soviets.
22 million jobs were created by RR.....none by barrack nobama.
Keep the left spin coming, bill. We enjoy the foolish claims.
Congrats on the craziest revisionist history seen, recently.

You ought print it out, and apply as a writer for Rush Limbaugh.?He is running out of shit, and needs your stuffing.
C fool

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#14 Jan 22, 2013
BraveCon wrote:
Does 'moving forward' mean going more into debt?
nevar get up!;) 2014-1914=incentive Obamath!!;-000
C fool

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#15 Jan 22, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
The "Bush" debt as you have labled it exploded after 2006 and a full dem congress was elected, dodd/frank blocked every attempt by Bush to get it under control.....
Dem debt all the way, peanut.
cowboys! obama didn"t give up this his speech!! Bush told him Don't ask, Dun't tell??????????;-000h, Baby Obama just lov to tell love stories........;)

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#16 Apr 23, 2013
Is infinite planet thinking finally being rejected as destructive and based on mostly false notions on how human economies remain sustainable ? "Podesta highlighted just how far the world has come since the original MDGs were developed in 2000, citing the shift from a world easily classified into Global North and South, or developed and developing countries. Instead, the world now includes developing countries like Brazil and India who have large populations who require assistance, but are themselves donors and political forces. These changes, according to Podesta, require a new way of considering development and sustainable economic growth:

PODESTA: We know now that sustainable economic growth is not simply about increasing the size of national economies but about shaping enduring systems and institutions that respect the rights of individuals and give them the tools they need to help lift themselves out of poverty. Sustainable economic growth requires ensuring the poor have what I call “connectivity.”“Connectivity” broadly encompasses issues like access to health care, education, and job opportunities; connections to physical, social, and energy infrastructure; and the opportunity to actively participate in the civic and economic lives of their countries and to be recognized legally by their governments." Check this out: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/04/05/...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#17 Apr 23, 2013
I remember when Dick Cheney chided Europe for being "the old world". It looks to me like the European great power renewable states are leading the way as the U S continues to lag behind. Germany's Renewables Revolution by Amory Lovins blog.rmi.org

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