Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
We no longer have much of a union because of the unrelenting attack on social
security and pension systems. The super wealthy have desired to undo the New
Deal since its inception. Not only that but they want to impoverish retirees of
all types because they think they are a drag on their profits. This is trickle
down class war. Boomers in particular had better wake up an smell the coffee
soon, or their final years will be bitter (and impoverished) indeed.
Despite the sputtering and raised blood pressure of some conservatives who
ubiquitously go apoplectic with any view that doesn't jive with theirs, I
for one hope this is Obama's George Bush moment of "I'm the
decider." It's about time he became a force to contend with in
leadershp. After all, what has he to lose at this point? After beng pushed
around by losers for about six years, it's about time he took the reigns
and he legislated from the Catbird Seat he occupies, much to the angst of the
losers who have been nothing but doorstops for the past 4 years to the detriment
of the nation. I can already hear the cries of "Dictatorship" from that
delegation already. I can only say "Get over it already!"
I'm just agasped at the amnesia of those forgetting the last 2 years of
BushCo.and STILL thinking what America needs is to get back to that...Housing values slashed in 1/2,The Stock Market lost 2/3 of
it's value,Unemployment quadrupled, gas was over $5 a gallon,
and Detriot went bankrupt becuase nobody wanted their cash cow,
gas-guzzling SUVs anymore... Do you Really want to go back the way
things were then?
@JerryBall "After being pushed around by losers for about six years,
it's about time he took the reigns and he legislated from the Catbird Seat
he occupies, " Absolutely. From Obama I want more FDR, less Professor
Woodrow Wilson. Give 'em heck! I'd use stronger language, but this
is the Deseret News.
@mountainman. I have health insurance so I do not need to enroll in obamacare.
I wonder if the constantly increasing debt will come up... and if he intends to
INCREASE, or DECREASE it?How many times have we voted to increase
our debt limit... just in the past few months? Seems like we are constantly
doing it. Even while we say that we know that there's a debt crisis
directly in our path.My family can't just increase our debt
limit multiple times each year whenever we run out of money. Yet my family is
funding a government that keeps doing it. And they know it will end badly.
But they don't care! As long as we don't crash or have to cut back
on services during THEIR administration.My family can't survive
when we can't even pay the interest on our debts by applying 100% of our
income towards our debt. Yet we think it's OK for our government to be in
that position.I suspect that government spending will not even come
up tonight. It's easier to just keep our heads in the sand (for now).
Am I better off than I was five years ago? Has my health insurance become less
expensive, as Obama promised ? Have I been able to keep my doctor and my
insurance plan, as Obama promised? Have our embassies and consulates become
safer? Have the troops been removed from Afghanistan? Does the world respect
the United States? Is terrorism a thing of the past? Is everyone who wants a
job fully employed and earning a wage that allows him/her to provide fully for
his/her family? Are our children better educated? Are more companies closing
foreign plants and reopening those plants in America? Can our children and
grandchildren even take a home-packed lunch to school without someone throwing
that lunch in the garbage claiming that only the government knows how to feed
children?Obama would be well advised to stay home tonight.
We've heard all the lies that we need to hear. His platitudes are nothing
but an exercise in futility.
"How many times have we voted to increase our debt limit... just in the past
few months? Seems like we are constantly doing it."Yes we are.
And that is because congress will only fund it for a few months at a time.
All I read is about the war Bush got us into. Do any of you know who controlled
the house when Bush was President. In case you forgot it was democrats DUH
I remember when republicans said the economy was fine even when we were losing
millions of jobs a year; the stock market was up and that was all that mattered.
They all said the economy was fundamentally fine - look away. Lots
of soldiers dying 2000 - 2008 ? For the glory of America. We were being attacked
every day somewhere and Bush never got blamed for any of it.Now they
don't care that the stock market has done well and they are finally loosing
sleep over the death of every American death. Good on that one at least. Too bad
it will flip flop as soon as they have the presidency again.
The house doesn't control congress, as a whole the senate is more powerful
which the republicans held for the previous 12 year before 2006. If
the house had real power it would have their repeal of Obamacare would have
stuck - some 30 times.
It truly amazes me that there are still people who do not recognize the complete
failure of this administration. When will they stop blaming everyone else and
simply admit that Obama is a disaster
I wonder if the "year of action" will be as good at the "summer of
recovery"? Perhaps a better motto for 2014 would be the "year of
re-action" which Barack and his tiger team led by Jay Carney are experts at.
The term best suited for the state of the union - "stink, stank, stunk".
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