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Who Else is Tired of Obama Giving Away our Money?

  1. MikeNV profile image80
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for sharply limiting Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip in the wake of the botched Israeli naval raid that's straining U.S. and Israeli relations with allies around the world, and the White House announced a $400 million aid package for Gaza and the West Bank.

    $400 million more... and Americans don't have jobs, people are starving because they can not get food stamps, 1 in 5 Children under the Age of 5 lives below the poverty level in the United States.

    Why the hell do people keep supporting this Ass Clown?

    1. qwark profile image59
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mike:
      Stop blaming Obama!
      Obama is the "titular" head of our nation.
      Blame yourself!
      You are a member of "the people" who put all our currupted, greedy politicians in office!
      The problems we are experiencing are caused by US!
      "We the People" vote emotionally/stupidly!
      If the same people are voted into office every time they run, the same results will realized!
      Some of our politicians remain in office until they are too old to and corrupted to function effectively or too rich to give a damn!
      If you are going to place blame, place it in the right place!  Place it on WE the American voter!

      1. Ohma profile image73
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Quark I usually do not voice a loud opinion in politics but I am afraid that i think you thinking on this is a little skewed.
        Because the facts are that we the people do not have a thing to say about who is President. I know that is the way it should work and is the way it is supposed to work but the simple truth is that once the electoral college gets involved what we the people say is no longer an issue.
        As far as congress and the senate when the only choice you are given is bad or worse what are we the people supposed to do.
        Politics is a crooks game and unless you are willing to play the game you will not be a politician long.

        1. qwark profile image59
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ohma:
          Yes:Skewed!
          WE the People should have realized long ago that the "electoral college" is also a corrupted system!
          We the People allow it to exist!
          WE exist as a democratic republic (whatever the hell that is.) The electoral college, to my way of thinking should have been changed long ago to a "majority vote."
          We the people have the Constitutional power and ability to correct political corruption, but we don't.
          There should be term limits for all politicians.
          If the "People" were thinkers and voted "intelligently" as opposed to "emotionally," we could exist as the greatest nation that has ever existed and maintain that enviable position on this planet.

      2. Don W profile image85
        Don Wposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ah but what forces shape We The People™?

    2. profile image0
      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You didn't fancy replying to me on my Iraq thread then?

      $400m to Gaza, a genuine humanitarian cause, pales into insignificant when compared to the $3bn a year that you give Isreal to help fund their persecution.

    3. oceansnsunsets profile image89
      oceansnsunsetsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      To the question of the title of this forum, hand is raised high.. lol

      Also tired of people that don't care to dig deep for the facts and truth about everything.  It scares me that this country is becoming all about a bunch of "me me me's" while much needs to be fixed.  Its like, "hey if it doesn't affect me, I don't care, and I don't want to hear about it."  That is dangerous.

      1. profile image0
        Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hahaaa me too, I was in immediate agreement with the first 6 words in the title.   And the rest of it too.

    4. helendanger profile image80
      helendangerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "Americans don't have jobs, people are starving because they can not get food stamps, 1 in 5 Children under the Age of 5 lives below the poverty level in the United States."

      Are you suggesting that Obama should give more money to the poor?  More people should be on food stamps?  That is an incredibly liberal viewpoint.  Poor people don't pay much in taxes, so a tax break wouldn't help them...Not sure what you actually want him to do.

      If you are advocating an isolationist stance, with no aid to anyone in other countries, I can understand what you mean.  That stance has been around for a long time.  In fact it almost kept us out of WWII.

    5. JON EWALL profile image75
      JON EWALLposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      MikeNV


      President Obama said he is adopting pay-go on spending. Pay-go legislation was approved by Congress and signed by President Obama

      Obama  said  that Congress has to stop spending ,$400 million to the radical Palestinians apparently is not a part of  the pay-go legislation..
      Congress recently raised the debt ceiling to $14.1 trillion with Obama's 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

      The 2011 budget has yet to be submitted to Congress for debate and approval, wonder why?
      The people are still waiting for the jobs that were promised. Every day the $1 billion interest on the deficit has to be paid with borrowed money .Sounds like we the people are headed in the wrong direc

  2. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    You are being one-sided Mike. What is the size of your help to Israel?

    But then again under current conditions reducing the help to Israel by the same amount would have sent the same message plus slightly lighten a burden on American taxpayer smile

    1. Manly Man profile image60
      Manly Manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I believe the current figure is $3 billion per year. (U.S. aid to Israel)

  3. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    We have always been for the underdog, have we not? Israel is not that anymore it would seem and they don't get it.

  4. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I'm all for humanitarian efforts...WHEN we can afford it. My son-in-law has been out of work since Jan., and his unemployment benefits just ran out. He's a hard worker, but he can't find a job anywhere. There are many just like him in the US. Sorry, but I think we need to take care of our own first.

    1. Seakay profile image58
      Seakayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely, we must take care of our own, habee!  My son-in-law has also been out of work.  This entire situation is a mess.

  5. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Obviously "the people" en masse are not thinkers and don't vote intelligently Qwark. Neither Americans, nor Russians. So much for democracy Utopia smile

    1. qwark profile image59
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Misha...Amen!

  6. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    There is a lot of truth in the old saying you can't fight city hall.

    1. qwark profile image59
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ohma:
      yep. The individual is impotent.
      The only way to fight is thru education and using that education intelligently, en masse, to improve our culture and society.
      Do you see that happening? I don't.

      1. Ohma profile image73
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Quark for President!
        Sorry I couldn't resist. Starting a revolution is never easy and the average person is very hard to convince that just because it has always been this way does not make this way right.

        1. qwark profile image59
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ohma:
          Lolol...finance me and I'll run!...as fast as I can to the Bahamas....:-)..to hide!

          1. Ohma profile image73
            Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            If you are going to the Bahamas on my dollars you better have plans for me in there somewhere. big_smile

            1. Cagsil profile image81
              Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              And, what are you going to do with your husband Ohma? lol

              1. Ohma profile image73
                Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                My money, my fantasy.

                1. Cagsil profile image81
                  Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Good thing its virtual money. lol

                  1. Ohma profile image73
                    Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    it has to be that it is all I got.

                2. qwark profile image59
                  qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  your money ...:-) my fantasy..:-)  lol
                  I don't think this 60 yr old fart could handle ya Ohma....lol
                  aw hell, I'll run for pres....send me the money...lol :-)

  7. The10DollarMark profile image59
    The10DollarMarkposted 8 years ago

    I also agree that it is (partially) WE the people who caused this. After all, the reason why the President thinks throwing money to fix things is a good idea is because that's what a lot of (lower) politicians do as well. Somehow a lot of our political system seems to be "throw money to fix", even at the governor and mayoral levels. If WE the people revolted by making sure to participate in lower level elections more, it would change the lower level political system, which in turn would reflect on the uppper level political system as well.

    At least ideally it would.

    Of course, there are multiple reasons for why things go wrong.

 
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