Keep on hoping. Have you read the news today. search for the term layoff bomb detonated. He will go down in history for some records in the last 25 years. Not the best president. Now you have to sleep in the bed that was mad.
I too have announced layoffs in my company as a result of obamas promises he made in the campaign. I will add to my outsourcing effective Dec 3. Hopefully for the American workforce, he was bluffing because he has been called on it.
I will have same amount of people. I am just laying off the ones here. my revenue will be higher but the costs will be less % people and more % taxes. It is going to be like this all across America. You really are ignorant about the obama backlash. Small and large business will do this. You obviously live in a shell with no information about what is going to go on now. sad for you. Me? I am progressing very well and will do better every years thank you.
April Fools isn't for months, friend.
Sure thing. He isn't probably the best president in any amount of time.
His party had complete control of the White house, Senate, and HoR, but he still couldn't accomplish what he blatantly promised to do. Furthermore, his handling (read: outright lying) of Benghazi was criminal at the least.
He's a pragmatist and politics has been dominated by ideologues for the last half century who don't even comprehend the value of pragmatism. If he does even better over the next four years he'll go down in history as one the greatest presidents either, but like a lot of the greats his contributions may only be fully appreciated by later generations.
Unlike ideologues pragmatists care more about what works than what is "true" or "right" or "correct". For example, to a lot of republicans entitlements are simply wrong and have to go whether it's feasible to do so or not. Obama is more concerned with getting done what can be done which is why he keeps succeeding when others fail. He's a sharp guy, but even the sharpest can fail when they let ideology come between them and achieving whatever is possible. As the Buddhists like to say, "Don't confuse the finger pointing at the moon with the moon itself" and he doesn't.
I think Obama is one of the coolest presidents, and he definitely has the coolest family. But Clinton was a better "people person". Then again, Clinton signed nafta...
What exactly is cool about him? He plays basketball and bows to foreign leaders. Wow.
Uh, he sings Al Green. He talks about how much he loves his daughters. He writes speeches about how he's grown to love his wife more on the campaign trail. He calls Kanye West a jackass. He told Romney to "please proceed. governor."
Please tell me you didn't vote..
I'd rather discuss political differences with people I disagree with, rather than suggest they be disenfranchised. ^.^
Wait until he finishes his second term before putting a label on him, good or bad.
Haters are gonna hate. Obama's far better than Bush ever was. That's what we know. Now, haters, proceed below. (aptly, "below")
You need a lobotomy. No sane person could possibly state what you just stated..must be troll..
Still scattering the ashes of the old GOP, I see. :)
What? I can't believe you people think he's actually doing a good job..what in the holy mother of fück are you doing? Listening to propaganda machines 24/7?
SilenceEvermore-- Instead of ranting, please state one *specific* thing Obama alone has done that upsets you.
I'll give you an easy one - How about increasing the debt by over 5 trillion? Now, tell me how that is in any way logical, do so without doing what Obama does and blaming Bush.
The fact that you call what led you to vote for Obama fact gathering and reasoning is rather disturbing.
Friend-- the economy sucked before Obama was in office. The debt was increased by 1.3 billion the first day he stepped in office. Most of the other money came from wars that were already started, and from a bailout that we desperately needed. Are you suggesting that Obama 1) should have immediately pulled out of all pre-existing conflicts and 2) should have let the economy collapse? Also, are you suggesting that debt matters? If so, you don't understand how macro-economic works.
Obama moved to afghanistan, prolonging the conflict. He approved his own budget as a senator, so don't give me that "the debt increased by 1.3 trillion when he stepped in" bullshít. He's the one that approved it. Thanks for not answering my question.
Friend-- I did answer your question. Please re-read my post. Yes, he already approved his budget. Again, the economy was already screwed up. That's not bullshit...that's a fact. And are you suggesting he should have pulled out of the middle east all together, leaving Osama bin laden at large?
He didn't destroy the economy? We lost our Triple A rating, yes, the president does have a say in that. His proposals increase the debt further, they don't fix it. Obamacare puts a heavy strain on small businesses due to the increase in insurance costs, it overloads insurance companies due to the hundreds of thousands of new people getting coverage, the economy is growing slower than it has in years..decades even, college graduates have a 50% chance of being unemployed/underemployed, unemployment is the level that it was when he got into office, he refuses to reach across the aisle and work with Republicans, he would much rather blame them for his own idiocy..So yeah, Obama is actually a horrible president. For the record, over 5 trillion is ALOT, it's more than half of what the existing debt was when he got in..It's not getting better.
I don't want a quick fix, I want more responsible spending and results for the spending. So, way to straw man.
I don' think you understand what that credit rating means, seeing as you stated, "The USA will pay back their liabilities." No, losing that status means our trade partners have lost faith in our ability to pay back our debts. That's a significant blow to our trade. I find it rather sickening that you keep offering up cop outs like, "well the WHOLE world was in panic!" No, it wasn't. Obamacare is not needed, your friends likely still would have died, seeing as they would have been wait listed depending on their ability to survive whatever care they may have needed. Before Obama got in, I hope you realize, job prospects were better for graduates, far better. That's there was such an outcry in the media when those numbers came in (50%). Obama expected to fix the nation in 4 years, hence his, "I won't run again if I don't fix the economy" tripe his first term. He shouldn't have to compromise? Goodness, do you understand how politics work? It's all about being able to get what you want through compromise. Republicans have tried reaching out to him, remember that subpoena that he conveniently missed during the Fast & Furious scandal? That's not working across the aisle, that's creating more dissent. Obamacare - Not working across the aisle. Asking what they can do to help? Why would they help a man that runs counter to their ideals and ideology? As I said, it's all about compromising to get what you want. He won't because blaming others suits him oh so well.
How about, I don't know, not allowing hundreds of thousands of illegals to stay here and get scholarships at the expense of tax payers? How about not closing coal factories? How about actually getting out of the Middle East as promised? How about cutting the unnecessary government programs? How about tightening the loopholes in welfare instead of making new ones and extending unemployment benefits?
As I said, if they get something they want in return, they aren't really "helping" him..they're COMPROMISING. You can pay a higher tax rate, fine. How about we have voluntary tax paying, like under the Articles of Confederation..see how well that turned out. Our country cannot afford Obamacare, there's no getting around that. It will increase our debt further, by 1 trillion within the first 5-10 years alone. Increase in debt means more weight on the people to lower the debt.
The word illegal is the key here. Illegal, as in..against the law..as in..criminal. If you extend unemployment..there is no incentive to rush into getting a new job..Programs like the ones funded by the NAACP and a host of other programs that serve no purpose.
I was being sarcastic regarding the voluntary tax paying. You can't raise taxes when unemployment is still around 8%, not included the people that have slipped through the system due to the fact that they have stopped looking for jobs and are thus, no longer counted in the statistics.
If people are here illegally we should either help to facilitate them getting legal status, perhaps set some type of area in which they can pay to get their papers so that they are paying into social security, they're easier to find in the case of a crime and so forth. I'm not sure if that would be feasible at this time, deporting them all would also cost, probably, alot of money unless we set some kind of ultimatum that won't cost the country billions or more. It was most certainly an Obama administration stunt, allowing the 800,000+ illegals to remain in the country on amnesty. They movement for gay marriage was also a stunt, as he could have easily passed it in his first two terms when he had majority in the house and senate.
By the way, thanks for, for the most part, not insulting my intelligence as many who lean left or are pro Obama are want to do.
I agree, Romney was not the strongest of candidates. I am a Republican and I didn't really feel that great about voting for him. Thanks for the compliment, by the way. Unless you're being sarcastic, then I missed that.
If he is so great, why after 4 years are there more than 20 million out of work and only 18 million when he started. All that money spent, less to show than when he started. He also denied those murdered soldiers in Texas medals. They were murdered by a traitor killing in the name of Iraq and Islam during time of war. THEY DESERVED MEDALS. He brought shame and disgrace to their sacrifice. To their deaths. I am ex military. In many things he has done, I can see his effort. But he does not change his approach and insulting those fallen soldiers is something I cant let go of. They were, in a real sense, my brothers and sisters. He betrays their memory. Also he insulted the ambassador from Israel and his wife was caught, on tape, insulting the flag. He believe he has done right. he is wrong. And the American people put him in the whitehouse again. We are in for one hell of a fight to keep our Constitution and all our rights. Make sure your senators and house representitives understand, THE CONSTITUTION STAYS.
I agree to a lot you said. But I still won't let the murders go. That incident turned me completely against him. I didn't vote for him in either election. But I do respect your thoughts as well. But, Obama needs to think "outside the box". More of the same will not work. He needs to try new ideas until something gives for the good of the country., I don't believe he will. Also, he claimed yhe government made us. If he stated something in the wrong way the oh well. We are all jus human,. But if he meant it, he odviously doesn't know thw names Edison, Rockafeller, Adm. Nimitz, Gen Patton and so on. These people made us great and rescued us when needed. Not the government. If he were to say that our form of government gave rise to these geniouses to put their skills into action, then he would be right. We do owe a lot to our freedom. We both know that. But i still will never support Obama. He ia the president. I will support his office and will always be loyal to the U.S. and the Constitution. But I don't think he should be President.
Because He lies. Hopefully he can get impeached over the Lybia Issue but then again Clinton was impeached, democrats pretended it didn't happen. Good luck on your best USA President deal.
If he's so great - He just pulled another one of his disapearing acts.
He's leaving for someplace mylanda (something like that), Cambodia and Thailand to visit. Hopefully, he won't take his daughter and 29 of her close friends there like they did to meixco that the media didn't report. Instead of staying here to fix our financial problems.
Don't make me laugh!! He could not hold a candle to Reagan or Clinton.
It was Clinton! Obama will be the best president during the next four years, if that makes you feel any better.
Yay! I'm glad I was right! :D
Personally, I like Obama. He is a very forward-thinking leader, and damn good when it comes to foreign policy. It's just a shame he has to cater to the wants of the extremist right-wing teabaggers who want the US to be transported back to the 50s. If there were more centrist people in congress, I think we could actually function again as a country and get out of this idiotic GOP stalemate. None of them seem to understand compromise.
Obama is a fool who will burn if he doesn't repent. He sold his soul just to gain the world. Nothing profits a man for gaining the world and losing his soul. Obama and his policys suck.
omg please post more of this. XD
He hasn't proven himself yet and he's already had four years.
What has he done except divide the country? He's not reached across the aisle in four years, hasn't had a budget in three and levied a huge tax increase on all of us called Obamacare. Haven't you noticed? People are losing their jobs because their employers can't stay in business and keep all their employees because of Obamacare and you think he's the greatest president?
The only reason I can think of is because they claim anything is possible.
i m a fan but i don't feel good about our economy.
because people on EP have him?