With a Law School Lounge Lizard resume, and a failure at leading the
country.....Obama will be a one term President! Good Riddance Occupy
Come on people, there is no recovery in the path obama is taking America. If I
am in deep debt, how is borrowing more money just to cover my ever increasing
expenses helping me recover? His goal is the economic collapse of America.
Tax cuts do not cause deficits! Spending does!You know, paying for
Solyndra, contraceptives, Muslim Brotherhood, China, Australia, Japan, Brazil,
abortions, welfare, etc.
Canyontreker: said Ironically, history shows that raising taxes shrinks the
economy, lowers employment and lowers GNP decreasing the governments revenue.
However, this is business school theory. We are currently in unchartered
waters.Even with two unfunded wars and the similarly unpaid Medicare
prescription drug benefit, Bush's $1.4 trillion tax cut in 2001, followed
by a $550 billion second round in 2003, accounted for half of the yawning budget
deficits he produced.So how is it that the Bush tax breaks caused
President Bush produced red ink as far as the eye can see. After inheriting a
federal budget in the black and CBO forecast of a $5.6 trillion surplus over 10
years, President George W. Bush quickly set about dismantling the progress made
under Bill Clinton. Even with two unfunded wars and the similarly unpaid
Medicare prescription drug benefit, Bush's $1.4 trillion tax cut in 2001,
followed by a $550 billion second round in 2003, accounted for half of the
yawning budget deficits he produced.During his presidency,
Republicans in Congress voted seven times to raise the debt ceiling, the last to
$11.3 trillion. I think liberals and Democrats understand the
Patriot said: What is it that liberals have such a hard time understanding about
our national debt and basic economics?Vice President Dick Cheney
famously declared in 2002, "proved deficits don't matter." Unless,
that is, a Democrat is in the White House. After all, while Ronald Reagan
tripled the national debt and George W. Bush doubled it again, each Republican
was rewarded with a second term in office.Reagan's massive $749
billion supply-side tax cuts in 1981 quickly produced even more massive annual
budget deficits. Combined with his rapid increase in defense spending, Reagan
delivered not the balanced budgets he promised, but record-settings deficits.
Ronald Reagan nonetheless more than equaled the entire debt burden produced by
the previous 200 years of American history.They have a hard time
understanding double standards patriot.
Wonder "What I don't understand is how you think that can be done with
no increase in taxes. These are the things I have a hard time
understanding."I'll try to help. From Economics 101 -The government gets revenue from two sources...raising taxes or
attempting to raise GNP. A higher GNP collects more revenue from new &
growing business and new employment. Ironically, history shows that
raising taxes shrinks the economy, lowers employment and lowers GNP decreasing
the governments revenue. However, this is business school theory. We are
currently in unchartered waters.
If the President knew this was going to be a long haul to recovery than...Why did he spend his first year working on health reform?Why
did he add energy regulations turning towns along the Utah, Colorado, and
Wyoming borders from boom towns to ghost towns? Why did Canada and select
private lands in North Dakota become the new energy fields?Why did
he not act on the (illegal) slowdown of the State department to release visitor
visas for China and Brazil while Australia, New Zealand and South Africa boomed
with tourists and business travel?
All we need is patience. All of our programs will be saved, the deficit will be
cut, and you will not have to give up anything because the rich will be taken.
@patriot -- Why do conservatives only care about the national debt when a
Democrat is president? Why no angst when a Republican is president? I never
heard a word from a Republican during the Reagan years when the debt ballooned.
What I heard was that deficits don't matter. I never heard a word when
Bush started 2 wars and cut taxes and the debt ballooned. That was all ok. Now
we have a Democrat as president and it's the end of the world. I actually
agree with you that the debt needs to be reduced. What I don't understand
is how you think that can be done with no increase in taxes. These are the
things I have a hard time understanding.
re:Truthseekeryou completely ignored my question so I will ask it
again and see If I get an answer this time.....What is it that
liberals have such a hard time understanding about our national debt and basic
economics?Please TRY to talk about the DEBT - not side track on all
sorts of other favorite talking points.
The man can deliver a speech but what I found more amazing was the diversity in
the crowd. Such a difference between the GOP and the Democratic convention. The
Republican party has a narrow group of faithful made up of mostly white,
religous, or the rich. The Democrats have become the "big tent party"
that Reagan envisioned. As our country becomes more diverse Republicans and the
Tea Party will have to become more tolerant and willing to compromise or
they'll go the way of the Bull Moose.
re:Patriot"interesting to hear the democrat's attack Mitt for not
being specific enough about how he would grow our economy in his speech even
though Mitt outlined 5 specific plans."Ok. so Mitt has outlined
specific tax cuts he plans on implementing with the goal of maintaining revenue
but does not outline what loopholes etc. he is going to close to maintain
revenue. Is he going to do away with the home mortgage interest deduction?
charitable giving? what? Maybe he's just going to use a magic wand and
make it all work out? "What is it that liberals have such a
hard time understanding about our national debt and basic economics?"Liberals have a hard time understanding why wealthy people need another
tax cut. Liberals have a hard time understanding why Republicans
don't realize tax cuts decrease long-term revenue and increase the debt.
Liberals have a hard time understanding why Grover Norquist is in charge of
Republican fiscal policy.
Obama is no Bill Clinton. Having Clinton speak at the DNC just made Obama's
weakness that much more obvious.A Republican signs his/her check on
the front. Democrats sign theirs on the back.
The challenge can be met, but Mr. Obama has demonstrated little ability to do
It is just not about the President who promised not to be reelected if he
wasn't successful, but about the VP Biden. He said the two hard decisions
that had to be made were the automobile (UAW voters) crisis and the Bin Laden
killing. Those were decided way before they took office. Michelle was sitting
very close to Biden to give the heads up or down to him on everything VP Biden
said or thought he would say. The President nor the VP said anything about
being better off today after four years. He skirted that issue saying they
would do some things after the next election. He definitely got those people
pumped up as he would in community organizing. He kept on saying that
entitlements would go away under the next administration to put fear and
trepidation into the hearts of those on the dole. The clear skies of Charlotte
for the President that controls the weather service and government didn't
help his ability to show he is in charge. I hope he doesn't have to
command a real war and it is best for him to retire now before he does have to
Sixteen trillion dollar debt. This would equal 550 thousand dollars for every
second in a year. Are we headed for foreclosure,and what would be like? And
Obama gave away billions to the Muslim Brotherhood and many other countries?What has Obama done to deserve another four years? What did he do?
This country cannot withstand another four years.
From Mitt and his friends, Gloom and Doom.From the other side, a
brighter future than the one we were handed by those who pushed us into debt and
have nearly destroyed the middle class.I'll be voting for
Ask yourself, "Why did the Republican convention avoid their former
presidents?" "Where was President Bush?" The problems created by
deregulation were created by the Bush nonsense. Do you want to deregulate banks
and Wall Street? It is a fact that company owners have a lower tax rate than
many of the low level employees. Some government oversight is needed to protect
average Americans from predatory banks and unregulated stock trading.
Don't be fooled by the rhetoric. The problem was created, over many years,
by deregulation pushed by lobbyist for banks and Wall Street. Do you think one
person can correct this problem in four years? Blocked by a Congress who has
been accepting lobbyist funds from big banks and securities firms has created
the stumbling blocks for President Obama. Are we so short sighted that we forget
who created this economic nightmare? Do you want more of a failed idea?
Remember, "If you do it the same old way, you will get the same old
outcomes." Expecting a different outcome is nonsense.
I really don't know what scares me more - Obama or the MTV/MSNBC educated
people that vote for him. You try to explain to folks about the 16 trillion
dollar atom bomb that is about to explode over their heads called the national
debt (soon to be a projected 20 trillion) and they look at you like Alfred E
Newman of Mad Magazine - "what me worry". It's like being on the
deck of the Titanic - seeing the iceberg dead ahead - and just keep on dancing.
No worries. HUH??? What is it that liberals have such a hard time understanding
about our national debt and basic economics? Obama has borrowed and added nearly
6 trillion to the debt - more than any president in history - and people see it
as no big deal. The next 4 years he promises more of the same - more borrowing
and more debt and his adoring masses think it's no big deal. Geez people -
wake up PLEASE!!!! This is not that hard. There is a reason Paul Ryan has drawn
up 2 budgets to CUT the debt and balance the budget BECAUSE our future is at
stake and so is our kids!!!
It's not what Obama says, but what he does! What did he do?Why
has he given billions of our money to other countries, and denied the Canadian
oil pipeline deal?Why has the millionaires lied about Romney not
paying taxes for ten years?
What is disgusting is to have politicians tell us lies, while smiling the whole
time, fully aware that they are feeding us one lie after another.And
the media refuses to question our leadership. We're not allowed to question
the leadership. So everyone keeps going along pretending nothing bad is
happening....As a nation we deserve everything that is going to come
with the collapse of the financial system. At least as things continue to get
worse, fewer people are believing the lies that we are being fed.
"Special interests have dominated the entire Obama presidency - where have
you been???? "Let me help you Patriot.Special
interests dominate politics now. They dominate R politics and the dominate D
politics.Do you really not see that?Let me ask you.
From a purely political standpointDo you think money corrupts
politics?How about union money?How about corporate money?How
about the citizens united ruling?What suggestions do you have to
stop "special interests from dominating a presidency?"specifics please.My solutionTaxpayer funded elections.
No lobbyNo PacsNo donations or meals or trips to any
Obama says that he needs more time. How about 25 years to life? He claims that
he's not done. But, we the people are done. Ex-governor of Michigan Jan
Graham... told the people that obama saved 1 million jobs by forgiving GM's
corporate debt. Why didn't Ford need the same government backing to
survive? Why are corporations so evil to the liberal mindset except the
one's obama choses to bail out, i.e. Solydra, GM, etc.? The time has come
for those yearning to breath free to take back our country!
Obamas speech was OK, but it was no Clinton Speech.You may disagree
with the contents of Clinton's speech, but you are delusional if you dont
think it was a knockout.
He had 4 yrs to prove himself and he didn't..he needs to stay true to his
promise, for once during his stay, and be a one term president. He didn't
change a thing only made it worse. I vote for Romney!
Smooth, Slippery TonguesHow do you spell "Going it alone?"
F - R - E - E - D - O - MWhat is "Working with big
government" like? Like working with a giant boa constrictor. It will
eventually squeeze the life out of you.Other states could take a
lesson from us here in Utah. Big government owns 75% of our land; we, the
people, own 25%. What do you call a government that owns most or all of the
land? Intrusive, totalitarian, communistic. Other nations have gone down that
road with big government. Americans should listen to the people who survived.
Big government only gets bigger. The result is always disastrous. The people
always get crushed.Remember, "Government means control and
force." Less is better. It's what we fought the Revolutionary War
over! Be a true Patriot—vote for less government and freedom for the
people of America in Novenber.
@sammyg - Did you watch the convention or are you just piping some comments you
read on your friends' facebook posts? They were booing yes. But any
objective bystander would recognize they were not booing God. They were booing
the idea that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. You may disagree on this
point but this is far from the mouth-watering shameful event that some
Republicans are making it out to be.
1/3 of the people that posted on this have been completely deceived. Sad...
Well, 4 years later and we are hearing that he needs more time. 4 years ago he
was saying that if he could not turn things around he would be gone. We now have
the opporutnity to make that happen and get someone in the office that
understands how to turn things around. I listened to all of the talks tonight
and came away with the following themes: (1) I need more time, (2) We need to
spend more money we don't have, (3) I am willing now to work with everyone.
Our country stands at the crossroads. Our next choice for president has to be
the correct one. We do have a clear choice, one who knows how to get things done
and one who needs more time to try and get things done. How much time do you
want to spend?
It was interesting to hear the democrat's attack Mitt for not being
specific enough about how he would grow our economy in his speech even though
Mitt outlined 5 specific plans. Tonight what did we get exactly from Barack? Can
anyone tell me what the 5 step plan is from Barack other than tax some more and
borrow some more and hope it works this time? What a totally lame speech! The
man has been in office 4 years and he still has no idea. Time isn't the
problem with Barack.... a REAL plan is. To say this guy is over his head is an
understatement. I think the man is a total dud obviously but this speech was not
an incomplete - it was a Failure. Geez - it's like taking your
car to get fixed and the mechanic says "wow you gave me a bunch of problems
to fix here". You come back 2 weeks later and he tells you "well you
know you gave me a bunch of problems to solve here and ... yes I know it is now
running worse than before but just give me some more time". Time for a new
I looked hard to discover Romney's intent as a would-be president, but all
I heard was, "I can govern because I know business." That's the
thing -- America is not now -- and never has been "a business...". If
Romney had run a business that actually made things, or competed, or created
jobs I'd get it. But he didn't. So, tonight I listened critically and
while I did not hear a nuts and bolts plan, I heard the continuation of a
powerful vision for a country I can believe in. A dramatically more realistic
portrayal of getting from A to B than Romney's ancient and tired rhetoric.
President Obama seems realistic about how America fits into a new world, while
Romney seems to only understand the "get rich quick" scheme of lower
taxes and program cuts. While corporations now count as people, America is not a
corporation nor merely a big balance sheet. President Obama delivered a strong
dose of reality with humility that has been absent in modern politics for a long
time, and he's simply more believable. And inspiring. Our President is a
true leader not merely a business man.
I think he should live by his word. If he didn't get the economy turned
around in 3 years he should just be a 1 term President. We need to get the word
out to people to go and vote and vote for experience in turning problem
companies around because the process is the same to turn around America. If you
have time to make calls for Mitt do it. Just do all you can.
$16,000,000,000,000,000 in debt. That is a lot of zero's. 16 Trillion. Did
you ever think our Amazing Country would be that far in debt? I have talked with
some people who are voting for Obama and they don't answer when I ask if
the economy is better than before. Why do they give him a pass? I just
don't get it. Is voting Democrat more important than saving our future, our
children's and Grand children's future. A nice smile does not pay the
piper in the end. I have noticed Obama's nose always seems to be up in the
air as if he is better than us.
The President is absolutely correct. The challenge CAN be met. But we're
going to need to elect Mitt Romney to do it. This guy is the one who helped
create the challenge in the first place.
This Democrat convention was the absolute sorriest and biggest waste of time in
American broadcast and presidential campaign history. Democrats
booing God... pricelessA party so divided on so many issues...
delusionalGay marriage platform... a real winnerBiden's intellect... (insert words here)Clint Eastwood...
re:one voteSpecial interests have dominated the entire Obama
presidency - where have you been???? The man is attached at the hip with
lobbyists and union bosses. As far as millionaires and billionaires - where has
your golf happy pres spent most of his waking hours - other than golf? With
Hollywood millionaires and billionaire buddies like Warren Buffet and Bill
Gates. Oh and don't forget his biggest billionaire buddy and influence -
GEORGE SOROS. Yes the American hating socialist billionaire. If you want to vote
for 9.2% unemployment (as the CBO projects for next year) then go ahead. If you
want to vote for 20 trillion in debt which is the projection of the next 4 years
of OBama-nomics then go ahead but just know this - this isn't just you that
is going to get hosed ... it is your kids and grandkids. China is growing ever
stronger as Obama borrows and borrows and borrows and for every dollar we borrow
from them we lose another chunk of our freedom and sovereignty. Try to set aside
your worshipful emotion of OBama for a moment and think with some practicality.
That's funny; four years ago, he said that if he didn't have the
economy turned around in three years, he deserved to be a one-term president.He's right. The challenge can be met. Just not by Obama. He has
been weighed. He has been measured. And he has definitely been found
wanting.Choose Romney-- the true path to economic recovery!
A President not looking to hand over our country to special interests and
Slam dunk.Obama 2012!