Clinton passes Family medical Leave Act (FMLA) which was very beneficial to women especially...in his first term. George Bush Jr. declared war on the bastards that bombed us...in his first term. What has Obama done? Why would anybody re-elect him?
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Everything does not impact EVERY American positively. I bought a house because of others misfortune this year. that's not improvement. Didn't like Cost of living freeze (elderly didn't either) or freeze my government employee husband's wages for 2yrs
The SSI freeze is tied to the CPI, which includes housing. Since housing prices dropped it pulled down the price of the index.
That's irony that you husband on the government payroll didn't get a wage increase. That would increase gov spending.
1. My mom on Medicare can't get her diabetes meds and needs met. I have health insurance and paid $7,000 out of pocket. 2. Biden better? Pell grants are b.s. i was poor and couldn;t get one cause of money my parents made but I didn't live with them.
The "tell me one thing Obama has done" crowd is always ready with a dismissal. You asked people to reply, and I answered your question as you framed it. I'm very sorry that your experience of his presidency hasn't been as positive as mine.
1. Health system- I have insurance but pay so much cause of my disability so governement wants to put me on medicare- now u will have to pay.
3. tuition rose w/obama. Pell grants are for very poor. hard to get.
4. can you refute those claims
Actually izetti: We all pay into Medicare. You included. Much like how a regular insurance plan works.
I love Uncle Joey as my VP.
Tuition has risen by multiples of inflation for the past 30+ years. It isn't an issue that started with Obama.
Why is no one commenting on my post? Is it that good or that bad?
I voted you up yesterday. But the truth is, this isn't so that you can answer a question, rather it's so the poster can argue with you.
The real question for izetti should be: We know you're voting AGAINST Obama. Why are you voting FOR Romney?
Glad to see this long list; he's accomplished a lot with little credit given.
Most things you mentioned I gave comments to other people who posted so you can read those.
Bworthington~ it's always a conspiracy. I will likely vote for Romney to help economy. I didnt vote for Bush and obama- both accumalated too much debt.
I voted you up a few days ago too.... I agree with everything you said.
Excellent response. I agree totally and those who can't face facts obviously don't want to see them.
I'm non-partisan, but just trying to put out facts as people comment. if he doesn't do his job then fired- thats real world. truly was curious why people will vote for him. u have to make next to nothing to get a pell grant, not for young either
Exactly, students that work hard, make good grades, and have been accepted into college and want to go should have the opportunity. So if that means they qualify for a Pell Grant, then the President has done his job.
Pell grants go off parent's income until youth is 22. My parents didn't pay for my college but made too much for me to qualify. I had to wait. no it's not for kids coming out of h.s unless very poor parents and many dont graduate h.s & bad grades
I agree. Izetti.. you don't seem to have asked this to find out what people are thinking but to argue with those who disagree with you. My experience is people who have made up their minds don't change them. Especially if you make them feel ambushed
thanks FIS! Just pointing out the obvious. :-)
sswmith- u say students who work hard and get good grades- low/poor neighborhoods would be excluded - most don't graduate h.s to apply for a pell grant. u say your comment may be pulled apart yet u discredit Ryan for his comments being pulled apart
ummm that's why people voted for Obama last time and what did that do for us? And list two things why you don't want the "other guy".
Lower taxes and less regulation are what the Pre Obama administration did. That ended pretty well don't you think?
The truth is, any time I hear less regulation of big business, I think, This office is now available to the highest bidder.
More government/ regulation are working superbly in other countries, dont you think? Bailing out the banks helped so many people too. Helped me get a house cause someone else foreclosed. YAY!
Works well for Germany. Ditto for China who we actually borrow more money from than any other nation.
Banks got bailed out because Glass Steagall's repeal allowed them to merge traditional banking with brokerages. Too big to fail was the result.
Worked well for China? Yes, so did communism for 61 years- great model bworthington!
#1 quit trying to be a teacher's pet. What has he done for your life? Not your grandma, kid next door, but you. My student loans 100% intact. Obama did not actually kill Bin Laden. Are you on non-farm payroll? Are you a college student?
First off. The question is: What has Obama done?
I answered that.
Yes I am on non farm payroll. My taxes are lower under this administration. And while Obama didn't pull the trigger, he made the call. If it went bad, he'd be blamed.
The Dow opened at 8279.63 on January 20, 2009. Today it closed at 13,333.35. If Dow had LOST over 5000 points under his leadership, I'm sure one of the Obama detractors here would have mentioned it. Yet he gets no credit for its rise?
e-five - To pick one days closing of the stock market and use that to prove success is questionable. That is like using the hottest day of summer to prove global warming is true. The market is, and always has been a roller coaster ride.
Old pool: He chose the first day of the administration and the most recent numbers. He didn't choose "one day". He gave you the performance for the entire administration.
You've said it all FIS..."he said it better than you could have". Of course, they're politicians. I want action behind nice speeches. Obama managed to make things look better but not backed by numbers or facts. i.e never reported jobs loss vs jobgain
and of course had a serious disadvantage in that there is no mechanism to report job saved, which of course his opponents never talk about, still facts are facts, and millions of jobs saved are as good as millions of jobs created during depression.
true- numbers can be skewed. When I was in research psych, reported stats are never truly representative of reality. Numbers I do believe is national debt- Obama AND George W. Jr accumalated more debt than all presidents combined- those are facts.
The monthly jobs report is NET. That means it is gains minus losses.
For the record, even though there were 3.4 million jobs lost in Obama's first 10 months in office, they were part of the GW Bush recession. A fact never mentioned by the GOP.
Interesting I can take your first paragraph and apply it to the conservative propaganda machine and it would be just as valid! Because FOX news, Citizens United, and all the conservative Super PACs are all supported by big moneyed interests.
you have had a personal gain from Obama. Wanted to add Obama couldn't get this mess straightened out in 4 yrs cause he was too busy golfing & vacationing. If this country was in the shitter and people depended on me- you think i'd be on vacation.
Actually, he inherited a huge mess and has been digging out with one branch of government sitting on the sidelines throwing dirt in the hole.
So if Obama's up against odds with the House being represented by more Republicans isn't that called adversity. What do great people do in adversity...overcome. he hasn't. I see it like any other job...for a woman and moms are up against it every day
bworthington - Reagan also inhgerited a huge mess from Carter - he didn't whine about it for 3.5 years - he got busy and made the economy great, jobs great, and morale exceptionally great. Most presidents have roadblocks of some kind during their run
Yes, true conservative lady- also I inherited a big crappy mess at my old job in Human Resources. Just had to buck up and fix it- no time to complain...make things better and I in that time i certainly didn't go golfing or vacationing.
izetti: If adversity is an entire branch of government hoping the country fails so that one individual looks bad, then yes, I suppose it is. But end of the day, Obama is still rich when he leaves office. The middle class is who gets screwed.
My health bills r high with my disability and I get sent medicare options often so I agree about pushing handouts being dependent on government.
Izetti: Regarding #2: I googled your number and found nothing. Would you please provide your source?
Here is info on the payroll tax cut: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Payroll-Tax-Cut-Temporarily...
I think George Jr was one of the most liberal Republican politicians ever. Help the poor....so he makes it possible for lower class to be home owners which is great but it ruined the economy which everyone points the finger to Bush.
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