Obama summons nation for 2nd term: ‘We are made for this moment’

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 10:40 p.m.

    If Obama added one dollar to the national debt it would technically be 'more' debt than any other President.

    Many Republicans choose to look at the dollar amount while ignoring the debt in contrast.

    Ronald Regan tripled the national debt.

    W. Bush doubled the debt.

    Obama, had not done either.

    Yes, Ronald Regan 'only' took the debt from $1 trillion to $3 trillion in contrast to today, the debt is $16 trillion dollars.

    Regan also took office in 1981.

    I was three years old.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Jan. 22, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    " ...Obama has raised the debt limit 3 times, and has NOT doubled the national debt.

    Tell me, why I should vote for your side.... "

    Pagan - don't justify bad behavior by pointing to other bad behavior. It doesn't work. How many more decades will pass before you stop blaming Bush?? I have some news for you: Obama's debt will be doubled before he's gone.

    America has moved forward? You call $16.5 Trillion (soon to be $20 Trillion) moving forward? 8% unemployment is moving forward? Trillion plus dollar deficits is moving forward? 47 million Americans on food stamps is moving forward? 50 million dead babies to on demand abortion in the last 40 years is moving forward? In the meantime, the hypocrite says saving "even one life" justifies gun control. How does this square with your thinking?

    I guess my ideas and your ideas about "moving forward" are going in opposite directions.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 1:01 p.m.

    Based upon what we currently see a more appropriate phrase would be "The Chineese were made for this moment".

  • Albert Maslar CPA (Retired) Absecon, NJ
    Jan. 22, 2013 11:19 a.m.

    The issue four years ago in 2009 was jobs jobs jobs, and the issue now in 2013 is still jobs jobs jobs, but what issue comes up on Dr. martin Luther King's day? Gay rights as though it were on a par with what Dr. MLK strived for. Obama threw in climate change, collectivism, and government will provide the opportunity with the cooperation of the American public. Unrealistic and not likely. President Obama is riding ahead with his team of horses that has disconnected itself from the wagon it is supposed to be pulling.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 11:16 a.m.

    I would rather say, "We have been had at this moment". Four more years of debt crushing life for us with our national leaders showing the way. The dollars worst nightmare.

  • louie Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 10:29 a.m.


    The last year of Bush's term had the greatest deficit, over $1.4 trillion. This year it has come down to about $0.9 trillion. Yes we need to do better. This is probably one of the worst recessions on record and remember during the 80's we got out of the recession bye tripling the federal debt. Something Obama cannot do.

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 8:31 a.m.


    Bush doubled it in 8 years, yes. He spent 4 trillion in 8 years. Obama has spent 6 in 4. He will double in his 8 years as well. He will more than double it, actually. You are proud of that?
    All you care is that Bush DOUBLED it, even though he spent less money in two terms than Obama in one. That makes no sense.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 8:31 a.m.

    The more we turn to Government for solutions to our problems, the more freedom we will reliquish and less prosperous we will be.

    Poorer citizens with fewer freedoms....

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 7:53 a.m.

    Those who voted for a pragmatic centrist were certainly surprised.

  • TA1 Alexandria, VA
    Jan. 22, 2013 5:44 a.m.

    "From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall" the American People have freely indicated that they approve of the President and I do as well, and that we need to think more about each other that the immediate profitability of a corporation - I believe that's what Jesus would have done. A new paradigm for many (including some Home Teachers).

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Jan. 22, 2013 5:36 a.m.

    So proud of our nation on MLK/Inauguration Day. Challenged by one of the greatest presidents of our lifetimes, we as American's need to begin to live up to his challenges. "We the people" instead of "me the harrumph harrumph--job creator." Gay and straight together. With love of our immigrants and more tolerance than our grandparents were shown as immigrants. With true caring for our children, rather than lip service as we collect the guns that most will never use in any meaningful way either than for threats or violence. We are living in a new world ladies and gents. The rich old man party has been shown the door and we ask them to leave quietly and respectfully. Forward.

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    Jan. 22, 2013 4:35 a.m.

    Re JayTee: Google Republican obstructionism for answers to your questions.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 2:19 a.m.

    What happened to our country?

    Simple. it moved forward. If you are still stuck behind ideas and concepts for it instead of working to make it better for all Americans, no one can help that but yourself.


    Bush raised the debt limit 7 times while he was doubling the national debt.

    Obama has raised the debt limit 3 times, and has NOT doubled the national debt.

    Tell me, why I should vote for your side.

    I have given you reason, why Obama got more votes on his 2nd term, than on his first.

  • Grammy3 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 12:35 a.m.

    Just waiting to see what happens this time around for many of us who have suffered because of the economy. I am pretty bitter towards President Obama and most of those who are serving back there in Washington. To me none of them have done their jobs to make this a better place to live. They have no idea what it is like to lose almost everything that you have worked hard for. My husband and I are senior citizens who have worked hard all of our lives we have never once thought that we were entitled to hand outs or to have things just because. I would love to see him and those who serve us serve us because they really do care about "We the People". To work using their money or only getting living expenses this maybe would give them a chance to show us that they really care about people like me and my husband. There are so many people out there who are really suffering more than we have and it breaks my heart.

  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 9:37 p.m.

    What happened to all the "moments" in the last four years? What happened to "If we don't get the job done, this is going to be a one-term proposition."? What happened to "raising the Federal debt limit shows a lack of leadership and is unpatriotic."? What happened to our country?