Published: Sunday, Aug. 21 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT
Wow. Charles is writing another weekly blasting of the President. This isn't something you see every day...
Go easy on him, Chuck. At least he gives good speeches.
I agree that the "bad luck" comment is a pathetic response to the
problem.But, lets back up.The GOP answer to everything
is to lower taxes.How low do you want to go? We have the lowest
federal tax rates in 50+ years.And we have had them for 10 years
now.So, if low tax rates are the single biggest key to economic
prosperity, how did the economy crater in this 10 year environment?Someone? Anyone?Let me guess. Bad luck and Democratic mistakes?
Was it bad luck to allow Bush and republican minions to run our country into
bankruptcy, nah, just apathy combined with stupidity and ignorance and
arrogance. Obama is a good-guy trying to solve the problems created almost
entirely by the previous 8 years of disaster.
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity! Even Hillary warned us that Obama
was unprepared and unqualified to lead this country! Does Obama blaming
"bad luck" prove her point or what?
Charles is doing his job as a political observer. He observes what Obama says
and does and comments on it. Those who don't like the message, will attack the
messenger. Those who like his message will say he is telling it like it is! The
question then; it depends on what is, is!
Joe Blow. We have the highest corportate taxes in the world! About 50% of
Americans pay no federal income taxes at all while the most productive Americans
are paying nearly 80% of all federal income taxes. Low taxes for some, not so
much for others! I will answer your question with another simple question; When
was the last time a poor person offered you a job? Made in China sound familair?
All I saw was the headline and I told myself, "Yep, that's
Krauthammer." Isn't he the one who'll say that we need to
balance the budget one week and then tell us we need to invade Libya and that we
can pay for it later?There are plenty of conservative commentators
who (while I may not agree with them) are capable of making coherent and
well-reasoned arguments. Why does such a hack like Charles get endless space to
whine about Obama?
@JoeBlow: Low taxes are a key to economic prosperity. Unfortunately, that's no
the only component. The economy is also drowning in debt and the heavy hand of
government currently throws up roadblocks and uncertainty at every turn.To see prosperity we need business-friendly policies, low taxes and most
of all to get the fiscal house in order. That is going to take time. This isn't
Obama's fault, but he has made it worse. We need entitlement reform, regulatory
reform and about 7-10 years of paying down debt before we will see a booming
So, chuck, how was the economy doing the day Obama took office? Any bailouts in
place? Companies tanking?
@JoeBlowTax rates are part of the picture, but not the whole
picture.The economy is in a shambles because of government attempt
to "run" it. They don't know enough to run it. They tried to create
"affordable housing," and destroyed the lives of the very people they
were supposedly trying to help.
Mountainman:1) Only 40% of total tax revenue comes from income
tax.2) That 50% that doesn't pay income tax only controls 2.5% of
this nation's wealth.3) People who don't pay income tax still pay
state tax, local tax, sales tax, Social Security, Medicare, and property tax.
Contrary to what Fox News tries to tell you, we all have "skin in the
game."4) Without a class of people who are able to buy stuff,
rich people aren't going to get rich. A "poor person" may not offer
you a job, but our economy can't function without them. You can only sell so
many yachts and private jets.We've have 30+ years of trickle-down
economics. We can keep making excuses and demonizing everyone who isn't
insanely rich, or we can admit that it's failed and try something else. I know
which way I'd go...
Krauthammer criticizing Obama? How could this be? It's unimaginable. I
mean...now I've seen it all!
A bit strident this morning Mr. Kruthammer. However, as a former supporter of
Mr. Obama and this administration, I must agree with you that the President is
being hypocritical. In his defense, he is a politician fighting for his
political life and that of his Party, which he leads. So, why shouldn't he
suggest all of this about the Republicans and their policies? He is doing what
he must and should. What we need is more folks doing like you have done in this
article that points out the inconsistencies and partisanship, failures and when
they occur successes. Too many times, all that media does today is play the
cheerleadeer for their side. This isn't so bad, but their claim to be objective
journalists is what is so galling.
So what's Charles answer? What are his solutions?Other
than his weekly write ups on how we should invade Iran and Libya, give out my
handouts (in the forms of subsidies and tax cuts) to the rich, and blaming
everything on Obama?
charles once again hits it out of the park exposing obamas lack of
leadership....he will be voted out next year and rightly so, he has no record of
accomplishment to run on
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the President acted stupidly.
Thats a real big part of the reason we find ourselves heading into a great
Great Moutainman, now you agree with Clinton is's? Krathehammer is a
shill propagandists and it's a shame the DN prints it faithfully every week.
Re: KJB1 | 10:03 a.m. Aug. 21, 2011 Mr. 'Don't-Call-My-Bluff' Obama
said that he wouldn't sign a budget bill that didn't include new taxes. Obama
is still suffering indigestion from the budget will without new taxes that the
Republicans instructed him to sign. The liberal Democrats found out
what the Palestinians already knew .... Obama caves when pressure is applied.
Looks like the liberals have hooked their wagons to a nag that just can't pull
You seldom get everything.There are WANTS and NEEDS.Right now, this country NEEDS to move towards fiscal conservatism.Many WANT to deal with Gay Marriage, Aborting and bring religion to the
forefront.If the T Party would focus ONLY on our NEEDS, it may get
some real traction.But in the end, the T Party is just the right
wing of the GOP.Disagree? Fine, tell me how they differ.Now, I am sure that some will tell me that my list of WANTS are really
NEEDS.But you know better.
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