Published: Friday, Jan. 31 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
When the inexperienced think that they know how to run a country because their
"teacher" told them what to do, that nation will suffer. We have
suffered since Obama took office. Millions of us are unemployed or
underemployed. Millions of us have lost valuable health insurance or had our
policies changed so that any sickness will bankrupt us. He put businesses in
jeopardy when he forced them to close their doors or cut back the hours of their
employees to thirty or less per week. Obama has never run a
business. Most people agree that he has never even had a real job. His
experience with economics is limited to the books his professors told him to
read - books that promote socialistic ideas instead of American values. He
doesn't know that employees must provide value and that their value must at
least equal the wage that they are paid. Raising the minimum wage does not
increase an employee's value. It increases his cost. Increasing costs
force businesses to either shut down or fire people.Obama just
doesn't care. He thinks he is right and that everyone else is wrong.
Hey when you're a snake oil salesman you gotta sell snake oil!
Taking credit for things that he didn't do, blaming those who oppose him
for all failures, claiming that his philosophy is virtuous while it is intended
to provide centralized governmental power - this is his pattern. Calling those
who disagree with his philosophy ignorant, bigoted, out-of-touch, or worse
appears to be his only mantra.How is it that the citizens of this
country would select a man with little experience who has embraced governing
philosophies that have always failed? Can this trend of weak
thinking and uninformed and emotionally based decision making ever be reversed?
Does this man actually believe anything he says? What objective
evidence do we have that we should believe anything that he says? It would
appear that blindness can also be a choice…
Barack said he'd keep unemployment below 8% if given only first of many
spendathons of 787 Billion.it soared to over 11%Barack
promised he'd cut the deficit in half in his first term.He
increased itYou'll have to forgive us if we don't believe
what barack tells us he's going to do with the economy
Partisanship rears it's ugly head once again in the DN.
I think the author has decided to air his personal biases in this article.
Having voted for Bush number one and two I was surprised to see Pres Obama get
into office and more surprise4d to see him keep it.However Obamacare
has made some strides to identifying the huge medical problem in our country,
and he did that in the face of the entire GOP party and some of his own
party.The author says that 3% of the population gets the minimum
wage, yet he does not mention that in our state 17% of the population gets that
minimum wage.I have learned something in the past 5 years and that
is if we want something done in this country that Mr. Romney or Mr. Boehner are
not the ones to get it done.Like him or dislike him Pres Obama is
Republican President Reagan said a rising tide floats all boats...Republican President Bush(1) said read my lips no new taxes...Republican President Bush(2) signed off on Cheney's deficits don't
matter mantra... You'll have to forgive us if we don't
believe what Reagan/Bush(1)(2)/Cheney/Republicans ever told/tell us what they
were/are going to do with the economy.
Awe, yet another article with no substance and nearly all the radio head talking
points listed.This counts as an article? The big bad Obama is the
worst president since the last president, who we loved and obeyed."He
may be the president who gave us the still scary threat of Obamacare"Scary? Only to people who listen to their radio scare them all day.Come on Dnews, this is not an article its a hit piece.
In doing the homework, one will realize that the House of Representatives has
sent many worthwhile bills to the Senate where Harry Reid has stopped them.
Most bills haven't seen the light of day. Who is the obstructionist here?
Please read about the scores of people who have lost their healthcare plan(s)
because of Obamacare. Please read about the jobs going overseas. Please read
about the Obama White House appointees...Please note that it is important to
listen to and read more than one's favorite sources. I am tired of hearing
about Mitt Romney and John Boehner and their inability to get things done.
Where is the evidence? Mitt ran a successful business and hosted a wonderful
Winter Olympics--pulling it out of the red, dealing with security issues right
after 9/11--he was an Olympics boss who led by example working the venues, etc.
Mitt was also a governor who, from what I have gleaned, never took a salary...
Mr. Boehner and the House try, but their roadblock is the Democratic Party
controlled Senate. Please read at least three different "news" sources
per day, if you dare...
We all should have known/realized/seen that Obama was not going to listen to
anyone except the smartest person on Earth, himself, when he asked for the
Simpson/Bowles commission to come up with an economic plan, and then he totally
rejected it. And we still have people who defend Obama by citing Reagan and
Bush failures. Yeah, that really solves our problems in 2014. Why not go back
and blame King George. It would have about as much relevance to todays
problems, which are beginning their 6th year under Obama.
Ambrose is trying to out-Krauthammer Krauthammer. "He may be the president
who gave us . . . the most emaciated, laggard economic recovery since World War
II." Um, who is it that has opposed every measure to try to deal with
unemployment and jumpstart economic growth? That would be the Republican House.
I would challenge the Deseret News to find an op-ed piece with some substance,
some semblance of balance, and some evidence of being attached to reality. This
is embarrassing and yet is symptomatic of why the GOP is struggling to retain
It is almost impossible to take this president seriously after all the missteps
and lies. If "if you like your doctor and insurance... PERIOD"
wasn't enough, we now know that Benghazi was not only preventable but from
declassified documents we know that he was told it was a terrorist attack the
day the attack took place (remember the YouTube explanation, lol). Anything to
get reelected. Now to change the subject, he goes to the tried and true class
and gender warfare. And you know what? Americans were dumb enough to fall for
it. They were, after all, dumb enough to reelect him.
There you go again: Reagan was quoting John Kennedy who was
explaining why lower taxes would stimulate the economy. Yes, Kennedy was a
Democrat but would have nothing in common with Barack Obama and co.
Those who support the Democratic and Republican proposals for the last twenty
years or more have only to look around to see that this country is not what it
was before then. It has been a slow slide into the sewer. Anybody who thinks
that it is O.K. for any president, whether Republican or Democrat, to ignore the
Constitution is lost! My mechanic, whom I consider the type of people that are
not only the backbone of this country, but have a really good sense of when
people are telling the truth, said it best, "He just needs to go away!"
I could tell his measured words were the kindest he could express. This
President is the worst thing that has ever happened to this country, besides the
immoral and corrupt politicians, and lazy, immoral, and entitled citizenry that
don't understand the difference between the Constitution and toilet paper.
"Remember the Keystone XL pipeline he did not want to build even though
scientists had spent three years and filled eight volumes showing it was
safe?"Jay, I do. I also know through my work with the
companies involved that the route presents nothing new, but a short cut to what
already exist. When you pull back the covers, it is simply a competitive play
against rail... not the huge job maker as advertised by some.It
really isn't worth going line by line through this diatribe... but needless
to say it is the same old talking points heard now for 5 years. DN is becoming
more an outlet for biased reporting and a spokes piece for the Koch Brothers
than it is a reputable news paper that speaks values that reflect its ownership.
There was absolutely nothing promoted or moved forward here.... a lost
opportunity to move the conversation forward.
The media will continue to rally behind their creation, Barack Obama.
Kent, You have a very short memory. Obama got EVERYTHING he wanted
for the first two years. You name it, he got it and it has been a disaster. The
Democrats own it.
Re: There You Go Again - These people are no longer in office ... but you have a
point. Too many citizens (me included) align ourselves on political ideals and
blindly follow those who claim to represent our interests (full disclosure - I
am conservative), and blindly hate those who don't. Both major parties grew
government and eroded freedoms while having majority control. Meanwhile,
congressional salaries and benefits continue to increase and most everyone
leaves Washington quite wealthy. Instead of bickering, let's unite against
our common enemy. Let's clean house in Washington and elect people who will
establish term limits, representation eager to listen and compromise for the
betterment of the people, and those who will eliminate or at least put
constraints on lobbyists. who will listen to each other and work together.
Upward mobility should not be reserved for our politicians.
Ranch,Who says a newspaper is supposed to be bi-partisan? If
you're looking for more liberal views, I can send you list of dozens of
papers. I challenge you to name one truly neutral paper. Besides
"The National Enquirer."
@ShugoroThank you for taking the time to respond to my comment.I agree with your comment.BTW:Driggs is one
place Heaven can be found on this beautiful earth.
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