Obama's less-is-more agenda could bring 2nd-term success

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  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    wrz: I can see how you were confused. There are a ton of commenters on this forum who will post stuff like my tongue-in-cheek first post - except they really mean it.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    wrz: Apparently, my sarcasm was not so apparent. I actually agreed with your first post.

  • wrz Ogden, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 10:51 p.m.

    @JoeCapitalist2: "Don't quote the president before he was president."

    You're saying he doesn't mean it anymore? And you (and other democrats) said Romney was flip-flopper.

    "That is unfair. Don't you understand that everything is different now."

    Now he has to appeal to his base so it's fair to flip-flop... er evolve. Is that your point?

    "'The buck stops here' doesn't mean what it used to mean."

    True. It means the buck stops with Bush.

    "Come on, get with the program!"

    Sorry, Can't. I don't care for lying politicians.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 3:37 p.m.

    wrz: Don't quote the president before he was president. That is unfair. Don't you understand that everything is different now.

    Before, the president was Bush so it was an obvious failure of leadership. Now it is Obama, so the same situation (only worse) must be for some other reason.

    "The buck stops here" doesn't mean what it used to mean.

    Come on, get with the program!

  • wrz Ogden, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

  • Alfred Ogden, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 2:35 p.m.

    "He's already proposed... immigration reform..."

    We don't need immigration reform. Our immigration laws are just fine the way they are. Illegals don't deserve citizenship... ever. They crept into this country illegally breaking our laws and must leave and do it right to become full-fledged citizens. Anything less is unfair to the millions waiting their turn. Furthermore, illegals are gobbling up jobs Americans should be taking which would reduce our unemployment rate and benefits outgo.

    "The main theme of the speech was jobs.... The proposal to increase the minimum wage to $9..."

    Incongruent ideas. Any raise in the minimum wage will kill jobs for Americans and send more work overseas. You wanna create jobs? Kill the minimum wage altogether.

    This guy is an nut. I think his plan all along is to destroy America. Why hasn't Congress started impeachment proceedings?

  • 4word thinker Murray, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 2:35 p.m.

    Yes by all means, go golf, but go somewhere close so you don't have to charge taxpayers for air force 1.

    The Obama legacy will be:

    The 29 hour work week (because of Obamacare)


    Mutually assured poverty.

    He is almost there, with a whole term left to finish it up.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 9:53 a.m.

    Fours years ago barack said he would cut the deficit in half during his first term.

    It increased.

    Barack also said if given his first spendathon of 787 billion he would keep unemployment below 8%

    It soared to over 11%

    My suggestion for barack: do nothing. Just golf for the next four years.