Obama erodes the American dream

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    vote Obama out folks

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    President Barack Obama talks about Hurricane Sandy in the White House briefing room on Monday. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais~AP
    Updated: October 30, 2012 2:18AM

    One of President Barack Obama’s latest campaign themes is trust — that he can be trusted and Republican nominee Mitt Romney can’t. Thanks to his own words, we know that Obama can be trusted to put ideology ahead of commonsense economic goals to put people back to work.



    In an interview with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register, Obama was asked if he regretted his push to enact health-care overhaul legislation when he had huge Democratic majorities in Congress instead of emphasizing measures to fix the economy. “Absolutely not,” responded the president.


    That must have come as a slap in the face to the 23 million Americans out of work, trapped in part-time jobs or given up looking for work; to the 50 percent of college grads who can’t find jobs or labor at doing something below their hard-earned college credentials, and to the 5.5 million unemployed women and the 27.5 million women in poverty, increases of, respectively, 500,000 and 3.6 million over the levels when Obama took office.

    Obama’s excuse for “absolutely not” was GOP opposition in Congress. Early in his term, Republicans had just 40 votes in the U.S. Senate, not enough to stop legislation with a filibuster unless they had help from Democratic members. More important, the GOP opposition Obama cited wasn’t formidable enough to block his drive to pass Obamacare. In other words, he was willing to take on Republican “obstructionism” in the name of a long-cherished liberal goal of overhauling the health-care industry but not to combat the unemployment crisis.

    Of course, if he had been open to working across the aisle, to accepting conservative fiscal ideas, the president could have picked off some moderate Republican senators — for example Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins of Maine, who voted for the $831 billion stimulus package — for further economy-bolstering measures. But no, in discussing the stimulus bill with Sen. John McCain, the 2008 defeated GOP nominee, and other Republicans at the White House in early 2009, Obama made clear his view was all that counted when he said, “I won” the election.

    all of it here
    Obama erodes the American dream - Chicago Sun-Times
     
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    That's all we need is a British right wing tabloid(Brits have government healthcare) telling what the American dream is or is not...
     
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    Did you sleep through 8 years of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld? I am so sick of going through this with you village idiots. Take your idiot pill and take a look.


    Obama never was an employer? President of the united states is the most important employer in this country. He is the CEO of the most powerful business in the world. Unite State Government. He needs to do what Romney would do. Fire his Congress.
     
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    omg...tell that to the MILLIONS unemployed his whole FOUR YEARS as the boss..
    INSTEAD we got ObamaTAX SHOVED down our throats.
    vote Obama out idiot
     
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    Well, by this time next week we will know who will be taking the oath on 20Jan13. Ballot already filled out and mailed in. Now to see how the rest of the nation votes.
     
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    You should have to pay for your own healthcare...it ain't free.
     
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    who the hell do you think pays for it? just cost me 200 dollars for a ear infection...
    I'll be jumping for joy when you all do PAY for me..will serve you right
     
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    well ...I didn't mean you specifically. I meant the law is aimed at people who want the government to pay for their healthcare when they are sick but when they are healthy don't want to contribute....
     
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    well you explain that one to your children and grand children..You just enslaved them to the Federal government..
     
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    Hate to tell you steph. The "American Dream" has been eroding for longer that Obama has been in office.

    That is IF you define the American Dream as the OPPORTUNITY for younger generations to do better than the generation ahead of them.

    Matter of fact, we in this country have had and can look foward to a declining standard of living for many years to come.

    Lower incomes, less home ownership, less particapation in civic affairs, higher energy cost, higher food costs, higher education costs, higher taxes of some sort or another, less upward mobility.

    When you have the number of people that we do that are dropping out of high school, can't finish college, can't find skilled trade apprentiships, can't read and do basic math, well yea I would say that the American Dream is in jepordy.

    But I wouldn't blame it on Obama like you do. It started a few Presidents ago.
     

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