It took the previous President 8 years to screw things up. It will take President Obama 8 years to fix it!
The only reason that Obama got elected was because he said he could fix the economy and its other problems. He failed, he has no accomplishments.
These were his three and a half years, and not George Bush. He even started with a democratic controlled congress, and he wasted two years on Obamacare, instead of the economy, unemployment, foreclosures, and continued dependency on foreign oil.
Any president that would keep whining on the previous president just doesn't have what it takes to be president. That pretty much defines Obama.
I don't believe Obama said he would fix the economy, no one knew how bad it really was before the election. (well, I'm guessing Bush might have known)
You certainly can't say Obama has "no accomplishments"
And of course if Romney is elected and can't fix everything right away it'll be Obama's fault for the next 4 years.
If Obama has had any major accomplishments, then most of the folks I know haven't benefited from them! As far as we're concerned, this downfall in the economy started under Bush, and has just continued under Obama...
I don't expect any major change if Romney is elected, either...just more of the same--like it's been for years and years. Until they can clear out all the bad elements in government, both Democrat and Republican, then the status quo will continue, unfortunately.
I'm not voting for either Obama or Romney...I want someone who'll upset the apple cart, for a REAL change.
"He failed, he has no accomplishments."
Obama can barely tie his own shoes.
I'm voting for Obama because he has the guts to actually do something.
You mean it took the previous administration 8 years to add hugely to the debt America already had, then yes. It wasn't a surprise.
As for Obama? He has done the exact same as the previous administration, plus some.
Obama isn't capable of fixing the problems of the previous administration because the hundreds of years of abusive practices of government and the powerful wealthy has been in control, and he has no power to do anything about it.
The status quo in America must end, otherwise America will not see growth. And, I mean real growth, not the paper growth Wall Street claims Main Street is doing.
President Obama’s policies is pulling America out of a serious Republican caused Recession that was on the verge of a Depression. President Obama’s policies has crippled Al Qaeda and killed numerous Al Qaeda leaders including Bin Laden. President Obama’s policies has saved America’s auto industry and America’s economy. President policies has averted a war with Iran, gotten rid of Gadaffi, gotten us out of Iraq, stabilized Afghanistan and guided the Middle East through one revolution after another without the use of American troops. I’m sure the Republicans would be proud to make the same boast but Republicans are a bunch of lying deceiving con artists who always try to twist the truth to make people vote for them. Beware of Romney and the Republicans because they are no good for America. They have proven that over and over again.
If you believe that, then you apparently don't pay attention to history.
Both positive and negative effects on the general public.
BS. Pure and simple. He just supported the status quo, which he promised to destroy.
Really? I'm willing to bet that a specific group of people gathered together, aligned their objectives, as to getting the USA out of the Middle East. That would be more plausible than trusting any information which is released by the tyrannical government presently in place.
Throwing spikes at the opponent only shows the ridiculous nature of your posts.
As of yet, I've not found either side to do a good enough job. Both so-called parties are part of the same coin.
The reason you seem to have two parties is because it's an illusion on the general public. There's only ONE party in America and it's the ruling class which is the powerful and wealthiest of the world.
To ensure equality and equal rights, the status quo must be broken, so corporations no longer have the ability to manipulate or corrupt government.
He is worser even then....
screw it, I'm going to bed.
The employment situation has barely improved at all under Obama, yet it would be such an easy fix.
He saved the auto industry, even though the bailout for the auto industry started under Bush?
The main reason why I'm voting for Obama is that there's no way in hell that I'd vote for Romney!
Actually, an in-depth study shows that Real Estate is the driver of the economy and the study shows values will not return until 18 yrs from the peak, around 2025. Another study said late 2018 to 2020. Most people know odds are not in any President's favor to return the economy to 2004 to 2005 levels. It will be pretty tough for any party to make headway.
I am looking at this as a realist not a pessimist. But there's always a new trend or variable that can change it all, isn't there? The other problem is economies are measured bu global economies too. China is slowing and we know the debt crisis issues in the EU. What is in the future is inflation. Yeah, I know I am just a bundle of joy & laughter. In any economy (depression and recession) though people can make money in some method. Instead of the economy stupid, it is specifically the banks and lending stupid.
Romney supporter, Sheldon Adelson's alleged "prostitution strategy" in his Macau Casino
Billionaire casino operator and big super-pac contributor is helping to pick our president, thanks to Citizens United.
A former top China executive at Las Vegas Sands Corp. LVS +3.65% suggested in a court filing made public Thursday that there was potential wrongdoing by company executives, including allegations that chairman Sheldon Adelson approved a "prostitution strategy" at the casino operator's Macau properties.
The filing in Nevada District Court in Las Vegas by Steve Jacobs, the executive, is one of the most explosive yet in a continuing legal dispute between Mr. Jacobs and his former employer. Mr. Jacobs and his attorney accused the casino operator of withholding documents Mr. Jacobs is seeking in order to establish jurisdiction in his wrongful termination lawsuit, which was first filed in 2010.
In a statement Thursday, Las Vegas Sands spokesman Ron Reese said the company has "consistently maintained that the allegations of misconduct and wrongdoing by Jacobs against the company and its senior management are baseless." Mr. Reese's statement added, "Mr. Adelson has always objected to and maintained a strong policy against prostitution on our properties, a fact that Mr. Jacobs knows to be true, and any accusation to the contrary represents a blatant and reprehensible personal attack on Mr. Adelson's character."
Mr. Jacobs has already accused the company of firing him for objecting to Mr. Adelson's illegal demands, which allegedly included extorting senior government officials in Macau, threatening Chinese banks and using the services of a Macau lawyer despite concerns his retention posed risks to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bans bribery by U.S. companies abroad. The company denies the allegations.
In the latest court filing Mr. Jacobs broadened his list of potential allegations against company executives with a seven-page declaration.
Mr. Jacobs is seeking the documents to establish that Las Vegas-based executives such as Mr. Adelson and Las Vegas Sands President Mike Leven had enough control over casinos in Macau, the fast-growing Chinese gambling enclave, to warrant trying his wrongful termination suit in Las Vegas. The company is seeking Macau jurisdiction.
The new filing, coupled with previous allegations, highlights how problematic the lawsuit by Mr. Jacobs, a Harvard graduate and former hotel executive from Tennessee, could be for Las Vegas Sands and for Mr. Adelson. The case comes at a sensitive time for the billionaire gambling mogul, who has emerged as a top Republican campaign donor in the U.S. elections this year.
Las Vegas Sands said last year it believes the wrongful termination case prompted investigations into the company by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and by the U.S. Department of Justice into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The company said it is cooperating with the federal investigations.
Among the documents Mr. Jacobs is seeking are those he says would reveal "control and direction" by Las Vegas Sands executives "over acts of prostitution on Sands China's properties."
In the filing, Mr. Jacobs alleged that senior executives were concerned about a project Mr. Jacobs launched after he arrived in Macau in May 2009, called "Operation Clean Sweep," designed to rid the casino floor of loan sharks and prostitution. The executives were concerned with his plan because "the prior prostitution strategy had been personally approved by Adelson," Mr. Jacobs alleged in the filing. The filing didn't provide details on the purported "prostitution strategy."
According to the filing, executives confirmed by email Mr. Adelson's involvement in the strategy and highlighted its "success." Mr. Jacobs says he put hard copies of those emails in a folder labeled "Outrageous" in his office drawer.
Prostitution at Sands China made headlines in December 2010 when police rounded up more than 100 suspected prostitutes at the company's flagship Venetian Macao casino-resort while Mr. Adelson was in town. At the time, the company said in a statement: "The company provided information regarding prostitution-related activities to authorities well in advance of their raid in December 2010. We believe that information was helpful in the development of their case."
Mr. Jacobs also asked for documents he says showed the company offered special deals through an elite "Chairman's Club" to a select group of high-rolling gamblers that included known leaders of Chinese organized-crime rings known as Triads, according to the filing. Mr. Adelson controlled the club and sent personal letters to its members, Mr. Jacobs said in the filing.
Mr. Jacobs is also seeking documents he said in the filing show that Mr. Leven argued in favor of employing illegal construction workers. The Chinese territory's tight controls on foreign labor have caused headaches for casino operators and other businesses eager to expand in the territory.
Las Vegas Sands was particularly hard-hit by the restrictions. Mr. Leven told Mr. Jacobs that the growth of unit Sands China Ltd. would be at risk without the hiring and use of illegal construction workers, according to the filing. Mr. Leven decided to move employees from the Macau payroll to separate books in Singapore, where the company also operates a casino-resort, to circumvent the issue, said Mr. Jacobs in the filing.
Regarding the allegations of the Chairman's Club and the illegal employment, Mr. Reese, the Las Vegas Sands spokesman, said, "We consistently strive to comply with all applicable law—here and in the other jurisdictions in which we operate." He declined to comment further.
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A version of this article appeared June 29, 2012, on page B5 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Sands Suit Alleges 'Prostitution Strategy'.
Sheldon Adelson pledges $10M to Koch effort
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Four of these justices will be turning 80 in the next four years. Even if I didn't like Obama, I would hate to see what this court would look like after several right-wing appointments.
And he would continue to Crapitalize healthcare . . .
Yeah, heaven forbid the facts and critical thinking . . .
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Fear he said? The fear is Romney's ads spreading lies about tax increases when, as they call it Obamacare, is basically a blue print of Romneys. And yes, Romney said the plan would not work with the individual mandate. Wizard, Some just don't get it i guess?
All these coffins and stuff. Is there an original thought in the liberal mind? i don't see any.
TAX TAX TAX TAX
TAX TAX TAX TAX
TAX TAX TAX TAX
Do you have an original thought?
Granted the Health Care Bill has a tax attached to it; SO WHAT!
You get what you pay for in this world. And this is a Great Plan! Read it, I'm sure you'll agree it's worth the price.
It's tax money. It will go somewhere else. It always does.
It's worth the price? Are you sure you even know it's price?
The budgeting measures are there to be read Cagsil, what did you think of them?
Hey Josak, and government has never been wrong, right?
I am trying to get him to see that all these taxation measures have budgeting.
It never goes there. Never.
The budgeting has been checked by dozens of independent non government review boards and agencies. However even it ends up somehow costing five times as much I would still think it's a good bill.
Oh, like that makes it any better.
I'm sure you would. I'm even willing to bet, if it broke the U.S. dollar, you wouldn't give a damn either.
It does make it better.
Yes I would care if that was a reasonable possibility but it's not.
I can't get Josak to get that with Socialism eventually you run out of everyone else's money.
I don't think it is a matter of running out of everyone else's money that would be the problem. I'm to understand that socialism isn't possible without a more tyrannical government. And, that's just unacceptable.
That's what Josak doesn't seem to get.
I have had many discussions with him about just that thing and he insists that in the nation he originally is from(Venezuela) there is happiness everywhere.
Don't say anything derogatory about Chavez! You won't like Josak when he's angry!!!!
I am not even from Venezuela... I am also not a huge Chavez fan, as i have made clear I just like the truth, once you made a comment about Chavez rigging the election and I proved that was not true that's all.
Well I guess something you aid about fighting for them made me believe you were a native. Sorry. My bad.
Hey we all make mistakes. Some misguided folks even voted for Dubya twice and then wanted the idiot Palin to be in line for Potus. So don't feel too bad. You could have been one of those!
Josak and I have a history of discussions. He's a good kid.
I believe you understand wrong, there have been syndicalist socialist movements that would have much less government interference in the typical life than we have now and having grown up in an oppressive dictatorship that killed much of my friends and family along with tens of thousands who had the temerity to have a different political stance or call for democracy I have no tolerance at all for tyranny.
I suppose you will turn down any social security or socialized medical care then. And you don't like having good highways or public schools either. And a military? Lets get rid of that too! No socialism whatsoever would suit you jut fine? Or just that you agree with?
No and you should know better than all that.
Which apples and oranges do you prefer?
I don't understand your answer. No socialism, or just that YOU agree with? Aren't you the guy who complains about the Pres being socialist? If so,then don't accept any of it. Stick to your principles!
Where did you see I said that? Well, what about it? No social security for you because of your fine ideals? Or will you lower them a bit to get the check? Let me guess.
Is it not better to provide yourself with your own retirement money than it would be to retire on what someone else thinks you deserve?
I await your answer.
So if I decided I wanted to retire with millions in the bank I could simply do that, Ray? Could everyone do that too, realistically. I mean, it doesn't really matter what we think WE deserve does it, especially if we cannot earn enough to obtain it. And not everyone makes the big bucks to put in retirement like you do. Sorry, it has never worked like that to my knowledge.
Randy, I think you missed the point.
Who's responsibility is it for your retirement?
Why wouldn't it be possible for people to be responsible for their own retirement instead of depending on someone else's generosity? You make no sense.
Sure it does. If you cannot earn it, then why not? Just like millions of others can earn it, just haven't figured it out yet.
This wasn't necessary and I don't make big bucks either. The point is that it is for you do, not someone else.
So, you are saying anyone can get a decent job and decide how much they make without relying on big business to put restraints on one's salary? Where do you live, fantasyland? Not everyone can afford a great education nor can qualify for one, for that matter. I really wish the scenario you are trying to paint would be possible, but big business might have a few words for you about that.
Someone has to work the small low paying jobs, unless you've figured out some way to make sure these guys get paid better, and I'd love to hear your answer to how this is achieved. How does the little man demand the salary where he can save what HE thinks he "deserves."
"The point is that it is for you to do, not someone else."
Sounds great, but completely unrealistic as far as everyone having the same chances. As you know, it is often "who" you know not "what you know" that gets the big bucks for you.
A great idea, just not feasible with most of the money tied up in the hands of very few people. But perhaps YOU could convince the rich folk to pay their employees what they deserve. Good luck with that, though.
Not everything but a whole lot of things, from free education to taxation based on income and a whole lot of other things.
Socialism does not operate on anyone else's money, the idea of socialism is to generate it's own money it just ensures that people get rewarded for actually working.
Related to what Cagsil?
We were talking about the tax someone has to pay for Health Care. But, if you know the cost of the Health Care Bill; I guess I would be interested in the amount. I guess.
Yes, I know.
I didn't say I did. I just want you to remember previous actions of government with regards to making claims that they need so much for this or that and then coming up short because of their own stupidity in motion.
overruns happen in gov, bus, and family budgets. Should we get rid of all three?
Really? Is this your reply to what I said?
I certainly hope there was sarcasm in your words, otherwise, you make no sense. Why do you not make sense? Because, you're still defending the government's actions which have been grossly against the people for 200+ years now and people like you think it's okay.
Yes the government overruns on spending. Which is why adding to their spending is just BS. Why add? When they can cut funding in one aspect and increase spending in another, to produce GROWTH. Real growth. Not the Wall Street dressed up numbers given to Main Street through mainstream media.
People who watch the stock market and bet on it are not interested in whether or not, someone else can benefit, unless they can rake in millions instantly or billions long term.
So please. Dull down the support for government. It truly doesn't deserve it.
"Because, you're still defending the government's actions which have been grossly against the people for 200+ years now and people like you think it's okay"
Nothings wrong with our government a participation won't fix. A little less talk and alot more action would go a long way towards putting competent dedicated people in office the help the President help us. So either you participate or you don't. Our government is not perfect and it never will be. I vote in every election I'm allowed to vote in so I can see my Government get better. Useless talk doesn't change anything.
You're preaching the choir. That's the problem. Getting participation from every citizen isn't possible as of yet. However, I am currently working on it.
And first it must be realized by the general public that government isn't interested in what is best for society, and never has been. Accept it!
Congress, and President, are not interested in doing what's best. All of them continue to demonstrate it via NDAA and the Patriot Act. Now you want the government to try and deal a winning hand on Affordable Health Care? You must be joking. Services would become so rationed through government abuse of power, just to keep the cost down. Your life wouldn't be worth a plumb wooden nickel.
I'll settle for an honest government. How is that? Anything less SHOULD BE unacceptable.
I can't get over somehow we are to forget the history of our government and taxation and believe they will get it right and do what's right.
They get tax money they will spend it....on whatever. Maybe what it is supposed to be and may not.
Most likely not. Then they will want more.
"However, I am currently working on it."
Are you working me Cagsil?
Tell me more. Our Government could benefit from your insight.
Am I working you? I don't work people. That is to manipulate people. I have no use for such tactics.
Unfortunately, I'm not prepared to do that just yet. Like I said, I'm still working on it.
I don't think the government would like anything I would have to say on any subject. Because, when I'm ready, able and put my best foot forward, it will be something which they will not be able to handle.
A simple man-made quiet revolution. I don't seek fame. I don't seek fortune. I also don't seek to tell people how to live their life. I can only point the direction to peace.
What common ground is laid at our(all citizens) feet is how the citizenry should move forward. Without communication between citizenship on a massive level, the citizens will remain nothing more than slaves. The media is bias, so no good. There's just no way to communicate with everyone. The government isn't going to allow it. Even if I bought or built a radio station, I still couldn't transmit to all. Which is why I started writing online. With computer access in the 90% range among households, not to mention mobile devices, it seemed logical.
America has to mean more than just an ideal. It should be executed throughout every citizens actions. Equality and Equal rights is the path for growth in America. Without it, the power and wealthy can do as they please.
"America has to mean more than just an ideal. It should be executed throughout every citizens actions. Equality and Equal rights is the path for growth in America. Without it, the power and wealthy can do as they please."
LORD HELP ME!
I created another politician!
Good luck Cags
I'm not politician. And don't care to be one. I am however a citizen who is tired of watching good people being taken advantage of by the select few who would do it just because they can.
I believe Obama would be better in the entertainment business. He can have his morning talk show and we can have someone who actually proved to be a good business man....Mitt Romney. It will still take some time to make amends in this economy. I believe with Romney, industries that faltered might actually be brought back to life. It is truly ashame when you see well-experienced, or highly-experienced professionals have to resort to a huge pay cut or lower position.
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