Re: merich39 Salt Lake City, UTOur national debt has gone up $4.939
trillion since President Obama took office. What do we have to show for it?
As I watched the news shows on Sunday morning, it was very interesting, even
though not unexpected to see the people representing Democrat issues and the
President's actions. They avoided talking about the straight issues and
used their tactics to talk around the question. Depending on the Channel and
moderator, some held them to the task but others gave them a pass.Integrity and honesty showed up in some of the presenters and they were
talking about our nation, citizens and their responsibility.When
people work around talking about the facts, spinning takes place and their
demeanor even shows a stressful situation for them. One more Sunday
to go and it will be interesting to see what the news shows can do in a week
when the Hurricane will take some toll on those without contingencies. On a
Sunday, people sometimes have to drop back and punt, even in politics for an
incumbent.Without a contingency and a plan for doing something, you
may have a problem, even if you publish a 20 page booklet on what you are doing
if elected for another 4 years.Commander-in-Chief responsibilities
for embassies wasn't discussed in 3M few copies.
This President made a joke about bayonets and horses in the debate. He
doesn't take military equipment and personnel seriously. He treats them as
if they are playing street ball and are expendable.What a disgrace
as a Commander-in-Chief playing games about people who use and train with those
weapons and support animals. Where is the Secretary of Defense who was the
Chief of the CIA when our fighting and working people in a foreign land needs
them. He gives excuses why they couldn't go and make the difference or
make the show of a defense. Instead, he waits 2 weeks for the President who
never makes the call.We can't have a person like this think he
is a Commander-in-Chief. That is the most serious job he has and he makes light
of it during a debate worldwide. Our foes must think he is weak and will do
more against us for chiding his opponent. In those countries, people don't
live when they make a statement against their leader. That is what our
President looked like, however, in the third debate. He never looked kindly to
his civil opponent in USA.
bush led us into recession? No, it was not bush's policies that caused the
recession but it was barney frank forcing fannie and freddie to buy bad loans,
which decimated lending standards across the board, causing a housing bubble
that took our economy with it when it burst.BO's uncertainty
and mismangement has slowed the recovery.atl134,Romney's
bad at math? What about BO who said in 2008 he'd cut the deficit in half.
What math takes a deficit of $500-$600 billion to $1.7 trillion and calls it
cutting it in half? dem math.Merich,bush ain't on the
ticket, no maytter how much you guys try to spin it so it appears he is on the
ticket. I have yet to hear romney say he was going back to bush's
merich39,Your comments would be accurate if Bush is really the one
responsible for the economic mess. However, it was caused by bad bank
management and the housing bubble policies, which were not Bush.As
far as taking the economy over the cliff, I invite you to compare today's
debt, deficit, and credit rating numbers to when Bush was president. We
don't want the economy going over the cliff. That's why we need to
get Obama out of office NOW.
Gaining private sector jobs 30+ straight months after inheriting an economy in
freefall that was losing over half a million jobs a month = worse. No wonder
Romney doesn't explain his deficit reduction plan or tax plan in detail...
he's bad at math.
I agree with Patriot, Obama I respect as our president, but he hasn't made
our situation with the economy any better!
George Bush led the country into the recession. Republicans in congress were
the ones who made the problem worse. The last thing this country needs is Mitt
Rmoney in the White House taking the economy over the cliff. We don't need
more Bushonomics. It's what got us in this mess in the first place. No
going back to failed GOP policies!
There is a show on ESPN / NFL called "Numbers Don't Lie". In that
show the analysts can determine why a team or player is failing or succeeding by
looking at statistics - the actual work done by the team or player. The same
exact thing can be done with politics. Just look at the numbers. The Obama
numbers for the past 4 years are .... well.... nightmarish to say the least.
Obama took a bad economy (9.2 trillion in national debt and 7.5% unemployment)
and made those numbers worse. Much worse. The work force actually shrank during
the Obama term and real unemployment is around 11%. The national debt grew by an
unprecedented 6 trillion - all Obama debt. Along with all of these ugly numbers
every other measurable also declined such as number of people on welfare and
food stamps and the number of people in poverty. There are less people working
today than 4 years ago and those that are working many are way under employed.
College kids can't find jobs and the list goes on and on..... Obama is a
liar and a coward. Always blaming and never taking responsibility. We need a