People have forgotten that when Obama took office, he said that there is going to be a lot of work to do,you may not agree with him, and he may not be right the way he is doing it, however he is trying to fix what got this country in the situation it is in today, and this did not happen in the last year.
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country"?
Here is my question and challange,and it may be tough to answer, if you were the leader of our great nation, what would you do differently, to help the American people, during this economic crisis we are in, this could be anything that you think is important to you.
Now here is the tricky part, try doing this without calling anyone names, no sarcasm and you cannot attack anyones statement, or political views or parties.
If you think that the person statement is good. Leave a good reply, if you do not like the statement do not leave a reply. This will be hard for some, but try to listen without criticizing someones thoughts. Use this forum as Constructive not Destructive.
God Bless America, and good luck
interesting question and comment. thank you for opening it up.
1. Enforce laws re: illegal immigration
2. Freeze congressional pay for a minimum of 10 years
3. Increase minimum wage to a standardized living wage & maintain
4. create incentives for companies to Stay In America (minimal outsourcing required - put Americans to Work!!)
5. Increase Social Security tax, according to pay/tax scales
6. Increase Retirement age annually until it reached age 79 (possibly as a mandatory retirement? I don't know...regulation/enforcement/many variables)
7. Create lifetime cap for Social Security payments (anyone who earns $250,000/yr -or so- for 25+ years doesn't need Social Security)
8. Create incentives for companies to give annual cost of living raises to all employees as well as performance based raises while keeping President/CEO salaries within a certain range (such as: no more than $250,000/yr - an additional tax for every $10,000 over $250,000)
9. Regulate Wall Street (who owns Wall Street anyway?? Who's in charge?? Who determines pay & bonuses?? Incentives re: pay & bonuses)
10. Outlaw lobbyists & reestablish the idea of lawmakers who actually work for the People and aren't Career Politicians who are only in it for the money & prestige.
The Score Card fot the first 17 months
Let us look back to what candidate Obama pledged to the American people if elected. President Barak Obama pledged:
1.To bring back the jobs lost in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 the nations
unemployment went from 7% in 2008 to 10%( in some areas
17% ). Obama’s administration bailed out the auto industry,
banking industry, saved the union workforce and even helped the
unions get ownership in the companies by forcing the creditors to lose their financial investments in the companies. The Obama
administration has increased the size of government by 10%, added more union jobs and commissions. Government unemployment
stands at 3% and government employees and congress did get a raise. in 2009 while the deficit increased.
2.To fix the economic problems by passing the $787 billion Tarp
bill (congress passed the bill without reading or debating the bill TARP COST PROJECTED TO $825 BILLION
as required by constitutional rules.), promised that unemployment would not exceed 8% and shovel ready jobs were available to jump start the economy. As of today approximately 60% of Tarp has not been spent and unemployment remains at 10%. Recently the CBO projected Tarp will need $85 billion more added to the $787 billion bill. One should note that all of the above is borrowed money adding to the nations skyrocketing debt.
3.To have fiscal responsibility and control spending, Barak Obama promised to go line for line and strike out pork in the Tarp bill. The president signed the Tarp bill without cutting any pork out of the bill.
On wed.1/27/10 in the state of the union speech Obama stated he
would put a freeze on spending. Congress on 1/29/10 passed
legislation to raise the national debt by another $1.9 billion, the second increase in 60 days, raising the debt ceiling to$14.5 trillion.
4.To rid Washington of lobbyist and special interest groups. Presently in his administration Barak Obama has at least 30 lobbyist, some appointments are know as czars. Obama has been meeting with union officials ( special interest )at the white house on a regular basis.
5.To surround himself with experienced and capable people, like tax cheaters, Marxist, communist and socialist. known as czars. These employees were not background investigated as required by the FBI. The question remains as to why the procedure was exempted.
6.To have an open transparent government and to allow C-Span to
televise the debates and congressional meetings. Folks it didn’t happen, C-Span was denied access (that is called censorship.) The president and the democrats met behind closed doors denying the minority party’s participation in the negotiations. By the way the
minority party was elected by the people to represent the people.Essentially the people were locked out and ignored.
7 To close Gitmo last year. The president sent some prisoners to Bermuda, a terrific propaganda move. More could be said but for now a continuing story to be told. Gitmo is still open.
8.To end the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the president and his advisers are talking in the whitehouse. To be continued .
9.To give 95% of the people a tax break and not to tax anyone below $250,000, by the way according to some officials the ceiling has dropped down to $100,000 with a possibility to $85,000 due to lack of money coming into the treasury.
Check this out, president Obama and congress will tax the rich.
If 2 or 3% are the rich and they pay 50% of federal taxes, according to Obama 50% of the nation don’t pay federal taxes, I wonder who will be paying the taxes. ( the middle class )?FUZZY MATH?
10.To not allow no bid contracts in his administration. A major news source reported that Obama approved a $25 million no bid contract to adonor of his campaign. The contract recently was cancelled after being exposed by the media.
11. To reduce the deficit by 50% in his first term. The fact is that the Obama administration has triple the deficit in his first year in office.The proposed budget for 2011($3.85 trillion )given to congress will be the largest ever in our history if passed by congress.The above information you will not see in the bias press or reported
on ABC,CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, or other liberal news medias.
Watch C-Span or Fox News, they report and broadcast the actual
The presidents rating is ‘’F’’ in his first year ?
In summary, let us be fair when president Obama talks about what his administration and congress was left with after the past administration. The simple facts are that then senator Obama and the present democrat party took control of congress in January 2007 and 2008 with a lame duck president George W. Bush. Surely it is irresponsible to blame the Bush administration for all the present problems without noting that the democrat majority controlled congress in 2007 and 2008. President Obama and the democrats should be accepting their political parties share of the
blame for their part in the recession. President Obama and the
democrat super majority had full control of the economy in 2009 .The president has yet to fulfill many of his election promises ofwhich unemployment remains the highest priority. One should note that no president can spend any money without the approval ofCongress.JOBS JOBS JOBS
For your info Today the president said
he is adopting pay-go on spending
He said congress has to stop spending
Congress recently raised the debt ceiling to $14.1 trillion with his urging
Watching the president appearing and saying such wonderful things when he does just the opposite disturbs many people.he really needs to start telling the American people the truth
Have a great day and thanks for your reply
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"he is trying to fix what got this country in the situation"
You can choose to believe whatever you want. But as shown in Jon's post... what Obama says he is going to do and what he actually does are seldom in alignment.
I believe what Obama is trying to do is push the country towards the Elitist Agenda... and he was the perfect puppet of choice to do the job in the climate in which he was elected.
The only "fix" that will ever work is to cut out the disease. And the disease is the Fractional Reserve Banking system. The disease allows money to be created from nothing and ENSLAVES everyone to the system. Payments on everything... cars, homes, education, groceries. Everyone is indebted to the system. And the system doesn't work... it just takes and takes and takes.
All Obama has accomplised is to accelerate the impeding financial collapse. If you look at the "math" the debt load is higher and nothing has been fixed.
Watch the EU fall first... then watch the effects of that collapse.
Who gave the IMF the right to take countries assets?
Central Banks are the Disease.
The question of what would you do? I wrote two hubs about it.
Health care: They needed $40 billion in 2008 to insure kids and some adults in households with icomes up to $60K. How about $100 billion to insure everyone up to $100K? No massive debt.
Jobs? Corporations are now making money, or the stock market wouldn't be where it is now. The same before the meltdown. 1% tax on them all, unless they create more jobs. Make money, and create jobs at the same time.
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