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Published: Monday, April 28 2014 8:23 p.m. MDT

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Thid Barker
Victor, ID

If Obama really wants to harm Russia's economy, he should impose a carbon tax and force Obamacare on them!

G-Day-M8
WVC, UT

The seriousness of Obama's rhetoric is getting way to close to war. Yes, I said WAR. He needs to be stopped or impeached. John Kerry should be fired or resign as his rhetoric is every bit as frighting as is obama's

Back Talk
Federal Way, WA

No wonder no foreign leader takes Obama serious. These are patheticly weak steps to put pressue on Putin. The rising of the Russion stock market confirms that they were concerned that Obama was serious when he said sanctions (developed over several weeks) would be laid out. This just proves how weak our commitment is to stand up to RUssias agreession regardless of our promise to Ukraine to protect them if they gave up their nuclear weapons.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey thid barker -

If we really want to harm the Russian economy, we should send them the Republican Party.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Hey thid barker -

If we really want to harm the Russian economy, we should send them the Democratic Party.

Compare our big states of California, Texas, and New York.

The most prosperous with a surplus of twelve billion, is Texas with a Republican government,-- while almost bankrupt California, and New York are Democrats.

Nuff said.

OHBU
Columbus, OH

Perfect example of the type of criticism Obama receives on a regular basis:

"The seriousness of Obama's rhetoric is getting way to close to war. Yes, I said WAR. He needs to be stopped or impeached."

and

"No wonder no foreign leader takes Obama serious. These are patheticly weak steps to put pressue on Putin."

So to summarize, Obama's terrible because he's too aggressive/passive. Seriously, the guy can't catch a break.

Blue Bolshevik
Salt Lake City, UT

Yea, fighting a war with Russia is a great idea, since the US can't even win wars against tin pot third world dictators!

worf
Mcallen, TX

What are these sanctions?

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Worf -

"Compare our big states of California, Texas, and New York."

OK. California's economy was almost terminated by the Republican, Arnold the Gubernator, but now under Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, it's making a comeback, and the state coffers are brimming with the BIGGEST SURPLUS in over a decade. BTW, California ranks first in GDP.

Texas has immense oil wealth, and as the rest of the nation reeled from GW's Great Recession, Texas oil was raking in big bucks from high oil prices, and the taxes paid to the state were likewise immense. It's easy to balance the budget in a state blessed with vast mineral resources and the concomitant tax revenue. Even clumsy, blundering, and inept Republican administrators can handle that job.

A state like New York with it's huge diversity and few mineral resources requires some good sense and finesse. That's why Republicans just can't seem to do well there. New York is the center of the nation's communication, banking, and business.

Thid Barker
Victor, ID

Gary O. Check it out! Millions of people left New York and California last year and millions more will leave this year! Gee, I wonder why they are leaving? Must be the wonderful high taxes!

worf
Mcallen, TX

@GaryO:

* Arnold is a liberal with Republican clothing
* If New York had more minerals, liberal democrats would create environmental reasons to outlaw its usage. They are crazy.
* Texas has no state income taxes, and very little of its land is federal owned. That's a major plus.

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