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Obama Blames Congress

  1. lady_love158 profile image60
    lady_love158posted 5 years ago

    http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-sa … ers-2011-8

    Of course! Nothing is Obama's fault! He inherited this mess and congress won't let him pass his socialist agenda of destruction, but.things would be worse if not for his actions! So which is it mr president, did your actions save us from disaster or is none of this mess your fault?

    The fact is Obama promised to reach across the isle, but he set the tone when he and his party controlled congress and passed whatever they wanted over Republican objections and in spite of the will of the people. The result of his leadership is the most divisive government in history!

  2. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    I blame Congress too...and the people that voted them in.

    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The senate is still controlled by dems and the repub majority in house is not fillibuster proof. So you are being manipulated to blame congress but congress was completely controlled by dems from 2007 to 2011! This is all Obama's fault!

  3. recommend1 profile image72
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    The contrary to your ridiculous post is the most widely agreed event - your congress refused to balance the books and bargained away the US credit rating, the dollar in an event that marked the point of the irreversible slide into 'has been' status for the US.  And they don't care much because they have their money outside of the US waiting to trade the dollar to destruction.  It is so simple even an idiot can see it - or maybe not perhaps ?

  4. Mighty Mom profile image93
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Clearly the tail is wagging the dog here.
    The stalemate over the debt ceiling and subsequent compromise should never have been allowed (by Obama) to go on as long as it did.
    He capitulated to Boehner who capitulated to the TP. It's disgusting.
    Where is the leadership???

    Now, Obama can't even pick the date he wants to come and address the House on jobs because
    a) Boehner and the gang are having a vote at 6:30 pm and thus it's not convenient for them (like perhaps they could come in at IDK, 5:00 instead??)
    b) that night is a GOP candidates' debate, which is obviously more important to GOP members of Congress than discussing how to put Americans back to work.
    roll

    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hello! It's the "people's" house, not Obama's! Oh and if Obama's jobs program was sooo important, maybe he could gave found the time to present it...idk... BEFORE vacation? The date Obama pucked was motivated by politics. Obama thought he could disrupt the republican debate and now it backfired because ni one is going to listen to him and if the broadcast interupts the football game his popularity is really going to tank! Lol

      1. carolejosart profile image60
        carolejosartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I almost lost my best friend to Obamacare and do not wish to give him or his family any more helicopters or elite first class super expensive no bounderies vacations to. I cannot believe that we the people haven't held him accountable and impeached him when we found out he was not born here. That is one of our rules to being president right?  He snickered and replied that he didn't know it was a requirement. I know our government isn't perfect, but even he didn't want to live anywhere else. He is blaming Congress and our focus is moved from our kids here and fighting abroad, away from the money wasted on toys & vacations, and away from his many mistakes.  I pray we the people will vote him away.

        1. lovemychris profile image80
          lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I pray just the opposite......who's God will win????

          MINE. MY god is the best.

          My god knows Obama was born her. But MY god knows Bush and Cheney were complicit in 9/11, and your god doesn't care about that.

          My god is better.

  5. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    .......2,1:
    report report report report report report

    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ZERO jobs for August in America!! But it's congress's fault! No it's socialism but the community organizer in chief doesn't get it, and never will! Can't wait to see him gone!

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You may have to wait another five years or so!

        1. lady_love158 profile image60
          lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I doubt it! The American people aren't THAT stupid to send such a failure back to being president.

          http://images0.cpcache.com/product/381130920v3_480x480_Front_Color-White.jpg

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          Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          his approval is at 38%......we have not had a zero jobs month since 1945....he knows he is done.....sure he will get votes from those of you who cant read or understand but it wont be enough

      2. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps you forget who it was screaming Jobs Jobs Jobs...Vote for Us, and we get you Jobs?
        Tax cuts tax cuts tax cuts...give us tax cuts and we get you jobs.......11 years ago.

        Now, I ask you: Where are the Jobs?

        And who was it promising?? Why, the Republicans!

        And who has NO INTENT of producing any jobs? Right again: The Republicans!

        Stimulus bill had money in it for Job Creation: Olympia Snow and Susan Collins said Oh No....we will vote for the stimulus, but only if you give that money to rich people! More tax cuts, No jobs.

        Verdict on Republicans?: Boooooooooo

        1. lady_love158 profile image60
          lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          We had a lot less unemployed under Bush and what we have now is the fault of President http://michellemalkin.cachefly.net/michellemalkin.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Zerobama.jpg

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I have now asked you and lucas for an explanation of WHY those Bush tax cuts created no jobs, and WHY the Republicans in the House have not done anything about jobs, even though that is what they promised to do if elected.

            Can you answer that or not?

            1. lady_love158 profile image60
              lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Tax rates have been stable perhaps a tax cut would spur jobs. The problem isn't really the tax rate but the uncertainty about what taxes will be going forward as a result of all the expansive new regulations pushed through by Obama like Obamacare, and Dodd-Frank. Both of those bills total over 2000 pages each and regulators are crafting the rules and regulations to implement them some 6 pages for every page in the bills! Remember Pelosi said we had to pass it to see whats in it and we're still finding out what that means. There is also uncertainty over the debt and other regulations in the pipline or being considered. Business will not hire under these circumstances. Remember too the Bush tax cuts are due to expire in 2012 more uncertainty going forward.

              1. lovemychris profile image80
                lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                That does not answer the question.

                We have had these cuts since 2003, when the Republicans had ALL branches of gvt.

                Why no jobs then?
                Or in 2005....Obama and Pelosi weren't a factor then either.

                And if it's the case that tax cuts DO NOT create jobs.....what is the point of them?

                Besides welfare to the rich?


                I guess they need a spin for them huh? A reason to make them sound good, so they say, "Tax cuts create Jobs"

                Well, no they don't. Tax cuts create even richer rich people, and leave the bill for running the country to the middle class.

                1. lady_love158 profile image60
                  lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Maybe this will answer your question. The fact is we had more jobs, and a larger employment force as well as lower unemployment in the years between 2003 and 2005 and were still much better off before Obama.

                  http://www.mybudget360.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/chart-3-unemployment-rate-and-participation-rate.png

                  But will you acknowledge that fact?

  6. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Well, YOU may have been better off, I started my downfall in 03. And of course, it got worse over time, as those cuts took effect: Taking massive amounts of money OUT of America, and into Swiss bank accounts!

    And we lost jobs under Bush......a lot.
    Out-sourcing became the way to go.

    So, now we are left with the after-math of it:

    Massive shortage of money in the US coffers, Massive lay-offs for years, and no need for American workers.....

    And this JUST happened since 2009, eh?

    Cause and effect is what it is. Bush is the cause, Obama is dealing with the effect.

    You should want to help him, instead of going back to Bushs' ways!

    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Typical liberal, the chart tells the story but all you care about is what happened to YOU. There was a slight uptick in unemployment in 2008 but it has since exploded under Obama. Now Obama himself has said things would be worse if he didn't act as he did, so he is taking credit, right? Seems right to me! When we began to see some.improvement in the economy he again took credit and you and your liberal friends cheered his good work. Well if he was responsible then, he's responsible now.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        He is not responsible for the Bush tax cuts.....that is all on the Republicans.

        I see that as the cause of our downfall. You do not.

        And when they come up for renewal...beware. If the Republicans have their way, those cuts will be PERMANENT.

        1. lady_love158 profile image60
          lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Obama extended the Bush tax cuts. If you look at the chart unemployment went down under those tax cuts.

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            He had to, or see Americans out of work with no unemployment insurance. Black-mail seems to be a governing strategy of the Baggers.

  7. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    I do not know how to copy pictures, but this is an article with graphs...from The Economist, written in 2006:


    Inequality in America
    The rich, the poor and the growing gap between them
    The rich are the big gainers in America's new prosperity
    Jun 15th 2006 | washington, dc |


    http://www.economist.com/node/7055911

    If not the tax cuts, then what?

    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's an interesting read. Note thay Americans don't care about the gap in incomes as long as there exists an opportunity for them to work hard and achieve their own wealth and success. You can't do that in an economy burdened by government which has been Obama's way. I believe America has reached a tipping point where government has become too much of a burden consuming too much of our wealth and weighing us down with too much regulation. If we are going to turn things around we need to reverse the trend of the last 100 years.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        And I don't believe there is enough regulation....

        When a bank charges me money to get my own money out....I am not liking that banks freedom.

  8. crazyhorsesghost profile image88
    crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years ago

    Obama ran into the Tea Party and they are the most unrealistic politicians ever. To sign a pledge that you will never raise taxes is totally unrealistic. Now listen to me carefully the Democrats including Obama and the Republicans are running a game on the American people. They try to keep your mind on their bull**** and off important issues. I fought for this country and you know I'm now ashamed of what it has become. I think we should throw all of the Republicans and Democrats out of office and start over with a party that would be for America first and to hell with the rest of the world.

    We can not continue to play police to the world. It just will never work.

    They sent almost all textile jobs over seas. Have you seen the American south where the textile mills used to be. Their are ghost towns all over the American south but no politician is talking about this.

    Have you been to down town New Orleans where 15.000 people live under bridges. And many of these people are women and children.

    It makes me mad as hell at the average American Politician. Democrat or Republican because you know what the average politician is only interested in more of the same. Political infighting that is never going to fix anything. We need to say to hell with the political parties and out and out ban career politicians. And the lobbyists need to go as well. They need to be banned from Washington DC and any elected politician who takes money from them needs to be fired.

    America is broken and no one wants to fix it. They just want to keep playing the same old political games. Kind of reminds me of Nero fiddling while Rome burned.

    1. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      "They sent almost all textile jobs over seas."

      Who? Big business, that's who.
      They blame the gvt and unions.

      I blame their greed.

      And WE the tax-payes subsidized all of it.

      Pay them to take jobs away, then pay them a huge price for what cost them pennies to make.

      What is the scam here?

  9. crazyhorsesghost profile image88
    crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years ago

    The politicians from both parties allowed it to happen. And passed NAFTA.

    It is the fault of both political parties that this happened. We should have had politicians who would stand up and say no we are not going to send our jobs over seas. We should be for America first and to hell with the rest of the world.

    But the average person doesn't want to lay the blame where it belongs. And that is with both the Republican and Democrat Parties. Who keep the American people fighting with each other so they won't ask the politicians of both parties real questions. If they can keep you fighting with each other they can keep lining their pockets.

    1. Repairguy47 profile image59
      Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I hate to say Ross Perot was right but he was.

      1. crazyhorsesghost profile image88
        crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with you 100 percent.

      2. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ross Pero was scamming medicare.....who is he to talk?

    2. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Dennis Kucinich did!
      And Bernie Sanders is now.

      They are not all alike.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh yah...and Dana Rorbacher, Repub of California! He was livid that the tax-payers of Long Beach paid for improvements to the docks, specifically to make it easier for business to move their companies over-seas.

  10. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "We should be for America first and to hell with the rest of the world."

    Well, our country is controlled by AIPAC.
    We have a long way to go if you want your statement to be true.
    Most if these Baggers are Israeli-Firsters.
    One of the Obama-bashers here had an Israeli flag as his avatar.

    I know it's a taboo subject, but there it is. In My Opinion. It is the big elephant in the room, which never gets discussed.

 
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