Obama: Election will decide nation's economic fate

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  • I-am-I South Jordan, UT
    July 6, 2012 10:18 a.m.

    @ lost in DC I was wondering that too. Obama supporters tend to sound educated, but they often overlook some important details.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 6, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    So you admitting BO is disconnected from reality?

    With an 8.2% unemployment rate, what companies need to look for employees amongst the illegal children of illegals?

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    July 5, 2012 11:54 p.m.

    Let's see the Economy is failing and attacking Romney is not working so the next best thing for Obama to be re-elected is?

    Attacking Iran! Building up troops, moving in mine-sweepers an extra battle group with another Naval Carrier, more escort and support ships and a build up of F-15's and F-22 land based planes is leading us to the true Obama campaign plan: Fight a War kill innocent civilians and call it necessary all of a sudden!

    Where are those Democrats who opposed attacking Iran, Iraq, Afganistan and North Korea? Have you gotten blood thristy enough to keep the White House? Why are you not screaming at the Administration? And the Media?

    Fix the Economy President Obama that has been Job one since day one but you have been absent! Playing hooky at the Golf Club, on Vacation and at some Fundraiser hob nobbing with the 1 percenters 152 times this year alone.

    Washington has no leadership at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave!

    Reader 1234 Great Comment!

    Worf keep up the Good Fight!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 5, 2012 11:38 p.m.

    Trade with other countries, but avoid entangling trade agreements--Thomas Jefferson

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 5, 2012 9:07 p.m.

    If you like the past 4 years you will love the next 4. Unemployment gives you loads of time to watch TV and catch up of your reading as you wait for your Obama welfare check. Yes sir life is sweet with Obama. Don't let those pesky Republicans scare you with all this debt talk - 16 trillion , 20 trillion , 100 trillion who cares ... Barack says we can just borrow more money from our Chinese friends. Also raising taxes always helps - just look at what it has done so far. I love MSNBC too - they are so informative. Barack said a few weeks ago that the private sector was doing just fine so not to worry people. Barack is in complete control and our economy is right on course .... just like Greece!!

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    July 5, 2012 8:09 p.m.

    UtahBlueDevil you may be correct. And certainly, we are dependent on global economic forces. However, it seems to me that with leadership that was divisive the country could be doing a much better job of improving the national economy. The President's team has put in place a system that will have fewer economic highs and lows, and which will average higher unemployment than has been normal in the United States. If we choose to re-elect this team, then 7.5 to 8.5 percent unemployment will be looked at as a great achievement, while the new norm of 9 to 10 percent is all that can now be expected.

  • floridadan Palm Bay, Fl
    July 5, 2012 7:07 p.m.

    This is one thing I agree with President Obama on !! The next election WILL decide what direction the contry goes in. If Obama is re-elected, we will continue to go bankrupt and possible a depression not to mention complete government control of ALL private companies and the loss of our constitution. We are also being sold out to the United Nations. There is a treaty now being put together by the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton to give the U.N. total control over our guns !! So yes, the direction WILL be made this election between SOCIALIST or AMERICAN government !!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 5, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    To bad an election couldn't be between two honest men with character and patriotism.

  • reader1234 South Jordan, UT
    July 5, 2012 4:29 p.m.

    The federal national parks department is asking visitors to the national parks to reframe from feeding the wildlife claiming that the animals will learn to rely on the food and stop striving for themselves. At the same time the federal government is promoting "Food stamp Parties" and the number of people on food stamps has increased 40% under Obama. That is all for the today’s lesson.

  • DonO Draper, UT
    July 5, 2012 3:46 p.m.

    "Election will decide nation's economic fate." So True. We have seen what Obama has done with it. Everyone who's happy with his performance should vote for him...again. On the other hand, those who would rather have an experienced business person take a crack at it should punch Romney's ticket.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    July 5, 2012 2:34 p.m.

    Anyone who thinks the US President is going to dictate the global economy is disconnected with reality.

    The US president is not going to influence foreign demand for products. This president is not going to dictate monitory policy in foreign countries. And this President isn't going to be able to create enough qualified skilled knowledge workers because American universities are more worried about who is going to be on this falls football team than they are educating people to be able to compete in a global job market.

    Companies don't recruit just in the US anymore. To AmberDru comments about those 800,000 jobs.... those companies need those people, otherwise they wouldn't be hiring in todays markets. But they do. And if they can't find those people here in this country, there are plenty of places that do have these skilled workers. It is either higher them and bring them here, or house them somewhere else. But they will be hired regardless.

    It is our failure to respond to the globalized job market that makes this necessary. If we had trained people here, they would be hired here. Its our fault - not Obamas.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    July 5, 2012 2:09 p.m.

    Thank you Obama for saying this! It is so true. You just shot yourself in the foot, since only a fool would believe that you are better for this economy than Mitt Romney would be.

    Unfortunately for this nation, there seem to be a lot of fools.

  • AmberDru Xenia, OH
    July 5, 2012 1:33 p.m.

    Obama is against the American worker. Why else would he give work permits to over 800,000 (more like 2 million) new workers to compete with our own unemployed? ................Why does he oppose The Legal Workforce Act? The Legal Workforce Act mandates E-Verify nationwide, notifies you when multiple people are using your social security number and increases fines for employers who knowingly hire illegals. .....How will more amnesties and more immigration help any law abiding American? Why doesn't he put Americans before foreign nationals?