Do you think Obama's doing all this by himself?
Between radio, TV and papers, it sounds like Republicans think he is the second coming of Hitler; a dictator trying to take total control over us all. Aren't some going off the deep end with this thing?
I would say the media and newspapers have kept the US from knowing just what all he has been up to. It is about time his anti-American ways are catching up with him. Next I want him to explain over $600 million ObamaCare site cost going to a company with an old friend of Michelles working there and now we find out they are also handling Sandy victim funds. Lots of money there between friends and nothing going right but I guess we shouldn't be suspicious. Nah. He didn't say he want to UN-Americanise us did he or he didn't say if you wanted to keep your doctor or healthcare insurance you could. No, we misunderstood all of that.
Do you really think the media would hide what would probably be the biggest news story in the history of the U.S.? If they wanted control would they cut military spending? If anything, the media has confused us all by spinning. But spinning makes $$$
They have loved him until now and if you want the truth you go to Fox or another couple places or wait a year to catch up. Downing our military goes along with our destruction, duh. Have you read about him firing the top generals that tried to stand
@Pollyannalana - I find your answer interesting. So no then? If the media is in on it then Obama isn't alone. And if the media is part of the sham then so are many other politicians. This isn't a new scenario, just new faces in the same old game. Since when have we ever known "what all" the government is up to? Then to go on to money going to "friends"...if you were looking to have someone take care of something important to you, wouldn't you look for someone you know, trust and share ideals with so long as they are qualified? Or perhaps you would hire a stranger with a different agenda to which you have no reason to trust and is just as qualified? As for your doctors, you can keep them but they don't have to keep you and he didn't say at what cost.This administration is no different than the ones before it. These decisions are rarely based on what's best for the people as much as they are their pockets and when the well is running dry, and running dry it is, people tend to blur the lines much more between what's right and wrong.
Of course it's suspicious. Of course it's complicated. That is the way it's supposed to be. The bigger the circus, the harder to follow. The US government are masters of illusion both Republican and Democrat alike. They show you what you want to see in one hand while using the other to take much more. You haven't misunderstood a thing except that you seem to think this problem is party based as opposed to our entire government which has sadly become increasingly corrupt.
I cannot understand the creation of a website that asks for all of your most personal information BEFORE you even choose to buy a product for which you do not know the upfront price. Amazon doesn't do that.
It is fishy to say the least. I don't think the government needs to take control of 1/6-- or however much percentage of the economy-- especially when it can't get a website to work..
Nancy Pelosi asked congress to pass the bill so we could find out what's in it-- we still don't know, but what we are finding out, is not encouraging.
I want you to Google " Obamacare vs. social security". We've been through this and came out fine. This isn't some little web site with a glitch. They're trying to install an enormous program to 300 million people. Of course there are problems.
They aren't writing a separate program for 300 million people and there is no justification for the price or excuse for their incompetency.
The contract was NOT bided on by specialist in the field but backhanded to an incompetent friend. corrupt!
A lot of them have been off the deep end for a while. Birtherism, Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, etc. Now they are One Flew Over the Cuckoos' Nest crazy. The good news for them is that the Affordable Care Act requires health insurance plans to provide mental health services. Just in the nick of time for some of them it would seem.
Of course not. Washington has become like grade school. "Well, if you aren't going to play my way, I'll take my ball and go home." C'mon people, act like adults. Obama is by far the worst President that we have had, but so is the "Congress." Yes, he has made horrible decisions, but the right is determined to make him look like a fool instead of doing what is for the betterment of those who elected them.
A view is this began at least two hundred years ago. Most certainly near to 1911 with Great Britian's attempts with socialized medicine. The thought process has been demonstrated with old nostalgic westerns. The pioneer town attracted a doctor to them by providing a home and etc. Bartering may have been used for payment of services rendered, then again not. Most certainly the factor of liability was probably not at issue when setting a broken bone like it is today.
Along that view consider timing and socio-economics for the how-to article sharing installing a national health care program. Like the argument for removing aspartame from all products, which is controversial, a snap of the fingers would create not public outcry, yet riots. Before writing the body of the text one must present the thesis statement. Before the plot can be unfolded the setting must be presented.
The question I ask self becomes, "Where in the setting are we or how far from the main body?"
Politics has pretty much been reduced to attacking the other party and their ideas as opposed to coming up with any (solutions).
Long before the "Tea Party" hijacked what use to be the Republican Party, "The Reform Party" which was another spinoff was so upset with George H.W. Bush that it pushed for Ross Perot to become president. In the end Bill Clinton was elected. The Tea Party has opted to seek control over the Republican Party. Any Republican who makes compromises with Democrats even if it is the best interest of the country puts his or her career at risk. Even Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neil made compromises and had mutual respect for each other.
The debt ceiling was raised 18 times under Ronald Reagan, eight times under Bill Clinton, seven times under George W. Bush, and five times under Barack Obama. Prior to Obama being elected neither party ever sought to shut down the government or ruin the nation's credit. It would not have been in the (nation's) best interest.
The venom is so intense against Obama that even if he (agreed) with a Republican that person would feel obligated to flip flop on their own idea in order as to not appear to be working (with) the president! How insane is that? Truth be told "Obamacare" is nothing more than taking "Romneycare" a Republican idea on a national level. The bill passed in both houses and the conservative led Supreme Court upheld it. Right now it's way too early to tell how people will feel about it 20 years from now. There were many people who were against setting up Social Security and Medicare as well. Today no one could get elected who promised to do away with either program.
We also have a lot of "short-term" memory loss. The only reason why Barack Obama was elected in 2008 is because the economy was in the toilet! The market crashed, foreclosures were at an alarming rate, GM stock was trading at a $1, It was "the mother of all recessions", 100 year old businesses were going under, we were fighting two wars with no end in sight and Osama Bin Laden was still walking the earth. Regardless of one's political beliefs it's honestly impossible to blame this (one) guy for all of the nation's problems!
It's not enough to hate him or his plans if that is your desire, the role of an opposition party is come up with (Alternative) programs and solutions! Lets get the economy moving!
The country was in a worse position before he took office. First he had to clean up George Bush's mess. People want to ignore that now. The country was headed toward another great depression. He saved a lot of companies with bailouts. The Republicans were doing nothing to stop it. Bush was far worse than Obama. That is why the Democrats won. Even some Republicans switched to Democrat. That's how bad it was. As far as Obamacare, a horrible move on his part. The less government, the better. Whether Republican or Democrat, they are taking away more freedoms every year. I am surprised the government does not control of the internet yet, but it's coming. Maybe they can give the post office control over emails and charge a monthly fee.
by EPman 7 years ago
Would the same outrage still exist? Or did Obama's presidency ignite the flame?I tend to think that Obama being elected certainly was fuel on the fire -- that is to say, the Tea Party would not be as big or popular if John McCain was president. Much more people would be too complacent simply...
by Mike Russo 6 years ago
I'm curious to know what have been the Republican congress accomplishments since Obama has been in office? It seems to me all they have done is criticsize everything that he has done and say no to any bill or legislation that he wanted passed.
by Charles James 6 years ago
I am not an American, but what goes on in the USA is important to the world.Lincoln was a Republican and freed the slaves. One would expect black Americans to generally vote Republican. But they don't.How did this come about?
by Peeples 6 years ago
While I am not a republic nor completly white, I am so tired of the constant assumption that Republicans are just white racist. Why do people assume this? It would be like saying Democrats are just poor black and hispanic people. See how ignorant that sounds! Why?
by Alexander A. Villarasa 4 years ago
The close to $450 million website, and the chaotic rollout of ObamaCare only re-enforces the now common perception that the president's major domestic governmental intervention is a massive failure. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.And like the iceberg that sank the Titanic, ...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
presidency thus far? Do you believe that President Obama is doing a good job as president? If not, who do YOU wished you have voted for instead of President Obama? Why?
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