May 4th, 2011 - Bob-179105 said:
Unlike most of the posts here, I believe president Obama is making very sound judgements. Look what he inherited: 1) record decifits, 2) 2 seemingly endless wars and 3) a very poor "world view" of America. As he has eloquently remarked and I am para-phrasing: "turning around the economy is like a giant oceanliner, which makes subtle changes in direction, yet still driving full stem ahead toward clearer waters."
March 7th, 2009 - Christina-107357 said:
I pray that President Obama turns this country around but I don't see him moving in that direction yet. We don't need new programs. We need to cut wasteful spending and root out and stop fraud. Get money to those who actually need and deserve it. Tax dollars should not be spent on killing the innocent. Proposed abortion money should be spent on feeding, clothing, housing, and educating the families who would've been injured by an abortion instead. (Millions of children have been killed by abortions.) We need to elect leaders who are first pro-life and secondarily politicians.
Dear Lord, enlighten President Obama. Let him fully understand the evil of abortion. Fill him with the LOVE of TRUTH that can only come from GOD. Let him see the inherent value of every person's life. Make him a staunch defender of those incapable of defending themselves. Grant him wisdom, prudence and a genuine love for the people in this country. Amen. :praying:
March 4th, 2009 - James-94807 said:
I am soooooo relieved that there is such interest in the stimulus package andn such consternation over the misery caused by the closest thing to a depression that any of us is likely ever to see.
Bickering of the type we have seen here will only get us to the place we are all "evidently" seeking . . . MORE BICKERING.
March 2nd, 2009 - James-94807 said:
Folks . . . this is as close to a depression as any of us is likely to ever see. To those of you who have taken the trouble to comment . . . if you dislike the stimulus plan . . . it would seem that you would take the occasion to outline (at least in broad terms) what you have an issue with . . . AND . . . what you would do instead. Further . . . it would be helpful if you were capable of avoiding the tired sloganeering we have heard on either side.
February 28th, 2009 - George-166509 said:
Obama's socialistic proposals are very similar to Roosevelt's programs in the 1930's. Not only did Roosevelt's programs not cure the depression, his programs turned what would have been a three- or four-year depression into a ten-year depression. If Obama has his way, there will be 25% unemployment (the 1930's rate) in no time.
February 26th, 2009 - Dan-369763 said:
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Einstein said that. I would have to agree with it. How many of us received an email about the top 10 poverty cities in the U.S.A? They all have one thing in common. Liberal democrat mayors. Democrats do not get into trouble because they do not have standards to live by. And yet people still vote them into office. We have crooks holding high office positions (to many to mention). What happened to MORALS as a way of electing our officials? By the way if you want me to send you the top 10 poverty cities let me know.
February 24th, 2009 - John-311053 said:
I'd love to give him a chance, but I like to think about the Nixon/Kennedy debates - when the candidates actually stated their goals and differences. I have a difference in ideology: as a democrat, he is interested in expanding government. I, however, believe in the government's (Republican OR Democratic) track record for managing things worse than any bank! No offense intended Lita, but I don't believe Obama can be a catalyst for change in the economy as long as he is intent on expanding government control. Economics starts and ends with the individual, and government expansion can only slow recovery by slowing individuals' initiative.
I think it would work better in a country that has a socialist or communist culture.
February 23rd, 2009 - Mike-370396 said:
Would any of us trust any one of our legislators, or Obama himself, to overhaul the engine in our car? Now they, (those who represent us in government) are dictating finances and auto standards, for starters, and it will expand to areas about which they know nothing.
January, 2009; when the inmates took over at the asylum.
February 22nd, 2009 - Sean-6875 said:
Obama's attempt to strengthen the economy with his stimulus package has already been tried by Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s. It failed miserably at that time, but since the media was enthralled with Roosevelt he got away with it and many other things.
Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them.
February 20th, 2009 - Katerina-409257 said:
"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln.
I don't think people really paid attention to what they were voting for, and now people aren't paying attention to what they're agreeing to!
February 20th, 2009 - Mark-94336 said:
If I wanted to live in a socialist nation, I would have stayed in Europe after my tour there. Capitolism is what has kept America strong and what would have allowed us to become strong again. Now the liberal, secular progressives have taken a big chunk out of people's motivation to succeed. Why aim to make over six figures if the government is going to take almost half of your pay check away?