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Published: Monday, June 25 2012 12:00 p.m. MDT

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metamora, IL

From the article:

"Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is telling President Barack Obama to get his own house in order rather than pushing Europe to speed up its efforts to ease the debt crisis. 'Mr. Obama should first of all take care of reducing the American deficit, which is higher than in the euro zone,' he told a broadcaster interviewer."


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Tengoku, UT

And I think traditionally the notion has been that America's political differences end at the water's edge." predident yomama said this? you have got to be kidding. this from thevsame guy that bad mouths the US in foreign countries. how hypocritical. six months and bo is gone.

Farmington, UT

Didn't Senator Obama berate President George W. Bush internationally and publicly during his presidential campaign? All we had to do was practice diplomacy with Iran and North Korea?

President Obama's words about politics staying within the U.S. is very hypocritical. The President's lashings are becoming as random as his bailouts. I'm already looking forward to who the President will lash out at next, and on what grounds!

Simple Man
Riverton, UT

Well duh! Finally...it takes a foreign finance minister to so shockingingly reveal the elephant in the room.

Obama's strategy...keep 'em thinking it's alway's everyone else's fault!

Salt Lake City, UT

Hubbard is among the most conventional of U S economists. Like the rest of them "he didn't see it coming."

Springville, UT

The Republican model gave us this recession. Romney has hired the same folks to advise him. No thanks.

Springville, UT

Oh, in follow up, Glenn Hubbard was the mastermind behind the Bush policies that failed so miserably. Have they forgotten the vicious recession that we are trying to escape? Will the GOP never learn? Now they want to do it again? Are you kidding me?

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

Bush tried to fix the housing problem, but nanci and harry had different ideas and so they blocked a fix at every turn. It was the housing that finally tanked the U.S. Puleeese get your facts straight.

Iowa City, IA

Seriously, what doesn't provoke Pres. Obama? And since when did he adhere to politics doesn't ends at the waters? Is he even for real? How many times has he campaigned against the GOP overseas? Not only him but his administration.

Salt Lake City, UT

So according to the conservatives here...

When Obama or his top advisors say something attention-grabbing about an important policy issue, it's absolutely political and not to be taken seriously.

But, when Romney or his top advisors say something attention-grabbing about an important policy issue, it's absolutely non-political and we have to take it seriously.

Do I have that right?

Cedar Hills, UT

Wait - Obama and Biden have this all figured out.. I thought?? Isn't China the answer? I mean all we have to do is borrow more money from China - the bottomless money pit. Right? Yes pass that new stimulus and just borrow the money from our Chinese friends. Pretty simple.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Stockton, California is set to declare bankruptcy as early as this week. To bad they didn't follow the example of Republican Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin before it was too late. Spending money a person (or government) doesn't have is the recipe for bankruptcy. California is on track to follow the lead set by the cities of Stockton and Vallejo.

Abilene, TX

Interestingly the comments in favor of OB blame someone else for the US problems, could this be the mindset of the Dem's? Of course every Presidents has caused a rise in taxes and a lower economy just because America is changing and as OB said "Change" is expected. However the voters should hold each administration accountable. This one seem to think they are "NOT" accountable for anything, they choose to spend more and more instead of letting large companies to either change or fail and let other companies take their place as they did before "bailouts".

Abilene, TX

Then there is a President who says I and my administration czars know nothing of "fast and Furious"; but I am evoking Executive Privilege so no one can be held accountable for it. I so hate when a duly elected President bows ans scrapes to Islamist leaders,try to cut deals with Communist leaders and say's I am ashamed of America and all She stands for.Of course I am proud to support the Office OB holds but now it is time for "change" and to give America back to the people so we who work and live with pride in America have a say in what is done with our taxes and what the Legislative branches can do with our full knowledge not behind closed doors

Abilene, TX

. As to who is the next Presidents is that will be the voters decision. Personally my vote will go to Romney and I will expect him to conduct his time in office openly within the boundary's given in the Constitution. As for OB and his wife may God have mercy on their souls.
My name is Angel Chick and I stand behind what I say and believe. I will always give my name with my opinions and wish others would also, alas most prefer to hide and not be open to others opinions.

South Jordan, UT

achick: I used to give my name but I once spoke out on an issue and ended up with a couple of phone calls from angry respondents and a letter sent to my home. The responses did not want to discuss or debate but to intimidate me by cursing and threatening. I didn't mind so much but I will not put my family at risk when there are so many crazies in the world today. It rattled me enough that I appreciate the anonymity.

Santa Ana, CA

What's so odd about this is that a noted, credentialled American professor wrote an article which was published in a German paper. People like this write articles in papers and journals all the time. They give opinions. Why is President Obama so up in arms about that? "There is only one President." Nobody said there wasn't. Are dissenting ideas now forbidden? The President's narcissism is showing again.

Mcallen, TX

Obama is easily provoked when he doesn't get his way.

What kind of president would spend a ton of tax payer money for vacations? Now he wants wedding, and birthday presents given to him.

Romneys adviser, and the rest of America should be provoked.

Salt Lake City, UT

Saw an interview with Glen Hubbard on one of the documentaries about the financial collapse "To Big to Fail" I think. He had difficulty seeing something as a conflict of interest, which to my mind very clearly was. The guy may be smart but did not impress me. Anybody but OBama or Romney.

Orem, UT

The recession that we are presently in is solely the responsibility of the Democratic Party, principally Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd whose policies, adopted by all Democrats, pushed us into the '08 Housing bubble which we still feel the affects of today. President Obama has exacerbated our fiscal crisis by adding debt on programs that don't and never have worked. The Germans have every right to tell Obama to get his house in order. Unfortunately, too many people like to drink the kool-aid of deficit spending to create economic growth. It never has worked and that is why we have a fiscal crisis today and need a course correction. This presidential election is critical and we have to elect Romney if we are to prevent becoming Europe. Otherwise, this recession will only deepen and throw us into a Depression.

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