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Main reason to re-elect President Obama

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    screamingposted 5 years ago

    It took the previous President 8 years to screw things up. It will take President Obama 8 years to fix it!

    1. ib radmasters profile image59
      ib radmastersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. TamCor profile image78
          TamCorposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          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. smile

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image71
        Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        "He failed, he has no accomplishments."

        Obama can barely tie his own shoes.

    2. Paul Wingert profile image78
      Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm voting for Obama because he has the guts to actually do something.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Handicapped Chef profile image24
      Handicapped Chefposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. JSChams profile image60
          JSChamsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Cagsil, I have learned to back up a bit and listen to you, amen.

          Now try and get them to admit most of the wealthiest are liberal. Good luck.

  3. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Same ole - same ole.

  4. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago
  5. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    He is worser even then....

    screw it, I'm going to bed.

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    JaxsonRaineposted 5 years ago

    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?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What is your ``easy fix``?

  7. Paul Wingert profile image78
    Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago

    The main reason why I'm voting for Obama is that there's no way in hell that I'd vote for Romney!

  8. ftclick profile image61
    ftclickposted 5 years ago

    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.

  9. Ralph Deeds profile image71
    Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago

    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.

    Write to Alexandra Berzon at alexandra.berzon@wsj.com

    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'.

    1. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image59
      Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://images.politico.com/global/2012/06/120629_sheldon_adelson_ap_605.jpg

      Sheldon Adelson pledges $10M to Koch effort

      http://www.politico.com/news/stories/06 … z1zCHKrcra

  10. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image59
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago

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    1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Throughout his life Romney has exhibited an incredibly high sense of self-entitlement and an incredibly low sense of self awareness.

  11. getitrite profile image77
    getitriteposted 5 years ago

    http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/zcry/People/SCOTUS-2010.jpg

    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.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Me too!

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        screamingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ditto!

  12. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image59
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago

    And he would continue to Crapitalize healthcare . . .

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    1. JSChams profile image60
      JSChamsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Let's use fear shall we?

      1. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image59
        Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago in reply to this
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          screamingposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          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?

          1. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image59
            Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            They will if Romney is elected . . .

            https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/552374_230614240391935_675769974_n.jpg

  13. JSChams profile image60
    JSChamsposted 5 years ago

    All these coffins and stuff. Is there an original thought in the liberal mind? i don't see any.

    1. Friendlyword profile image61
      Friendlywordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      TAX TAX TAX TAX
      TAX TAX TAX TAX
      TAX TAX TAX TAX

      Do you have an original thought?

      1. JSChams profile image60
        JSChamsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Matter of fact I do. I also write fiction.

        1. Friendlyword profile image61
          Friendlywordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. JSChams profile image60
            JSChamsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It's tax money. It will go somewhere else. It always does.

          2. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It's worth the price? Are you sure you even know it's price? hmm

            1. Josak profile image61
              Josakposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              The budgeting measures are there to be read Cagsil, what did you think of them?

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Hey Josak, and government has never been wrong, right?

                1. JSChams profile image60
                  JSChamsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I am trying to get him to see that all these taxation measures have budgeting.
                  It never goes there. Never.

                2. Josak profile image61
                  Josakposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  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.

                  1. Cagsil profile image61
                    Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh, like that makes it any better. lol
                    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. roll

            2. Friendlyword profile image61
              Friendlywordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              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.

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Overall cost.
                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.

                1. Friendlyword profile image61
                  Friendlywordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  overruns happen in gov, bus, and family budgets.  Should we get rid of all three?

                  1. Cagsil profile image61
                    Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    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.

        2. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image59
          Wizard Of Whimsyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          EVERYTHING you write is fiction!

  14. JSChams profile image60
    JSChamsposted 5 years ago

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  15. jvjimenez profile image53
    jvjimenezposted 5 years ago

    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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