Top Priorities

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Foxfyre, Aug 16, 2010.

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What Issues Should the President Focus On While Others Can Wait?

  1. Economy and jobs

    41 vote(s)
    80.4%
  2. Healthcare Reform

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. Cap & Trade

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  4. Free Trade Agreements/Relations with other countries

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  5. Energy Security

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  6. Education Reform

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. Student Loan Reform

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    2.0%
  8. Hurrican Preparedness

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  9. Environmental Protection

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  10. Other (I'll explain in my posts)

    13 vote(s)
    25.5%
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  1. Foxfyre
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    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Contributing to his falling approval numbers, President Obama is increasingly critized for focusing on issues not important to the American people and failing to hone in on what they do consider important. The President continues to stress that this or that is top priority, but even CBS News is now questioning how many 'top priorities' a President can have.

    "Creating jobs in the United States and ensuring a return to sustainable economic growth is the top priority for my Administration," he said in an Executive Order last March on his National Export Initiative. . . . .

    . . .In an Address to the Nation two months ago, Mr. Obama declared "our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American.". . . .

    And in addition to bail outs and stimulus packages and healthcare legislation , Wall Street Regulation and cap & trade all of which have been made 'top priorities', there has also been:

    FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS: "...that's something that's going to be a top priority." (4/27/10)

    ENERGY SECURITY: "And that's why my energy security plan has been one of the top priorities of my Administration since the day I took office." (4/28/10)

    EDUCATION REFORM: "To train our workers for the jobs of tomorrow, we've made education reform a top priority in this Administration." (2/24/10)

    STUDENT LOAN REFORM: "This is something that I've made a top priority." (2/1/10)

    EXPORTS BY SMALL BUSINESSES: "This is going to be a top priority." (12/3/09)

    HEALTH ASSISTANCE TO 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS: "I'm not just talking the talk, we've been budgeting this as a top priority for this Administration." (2/3/10)

    END HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS: "I've also directed (Veterans Affairs) Secretary Shinseki to focus on a top priority: reducing homeless among veterans." (8/17/09)

    HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: "Our top priority is ensuring the public safety. That means appropriate sheltering in place or if necessary, getting as many people as possible out of harm's way prior to landfall." (5/29/09)

    H1N1 FLU VACCINATIONS: "And throughout this process, my top priority has been the health and the safety of the American people." (5/1/09)

    SUPPORT FOR MILITARY FAMILIES: "These military families are heroes too. And they are a top priority of Michelle and me. And they will always have our support." (5/30/09)

    STRENGTHENING TIES WITH CANADA AND MEXICO: "We're going to make this a top priority..." (10/16/09)

    CONSUMER PROTECTION: "During these challenging times, the needs of American consumers are a top priority of my Administration." (2/11/09)

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: "So this is going to be a top priority generally improving our environmental quality." (11/5/09)

    How Many "Top Priority" Issues Does Obama Have? - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    So how many priorities can be 'top priority'?

    How many issues should be 'top priority' and what can wait?
     
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    Let's imagine that the GOP sweeps the House races this autumn. Do you suppose their "top priority" will be job creation, or subpoena power?
     
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    Job creation.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with Lonestar because if the GOP DOES sweep the House, along with making gains in the Center, it will be because people put them there for the specific purpose of focusing on the economy, tax structures, business climate, and jobs.
     
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    Obama needs to ignore the republicans and do what he thinks is right. He allowed both the Stimulus bill and healthcare to be watered down with sections meant to appease Republicans who will not support it anyway.

    Time to take off the gloves and press through your agenda
     
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    Pot legalization fixes all other economic and many social problems
     
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    When Repubs take over I hope their priority is jobs jobs jobs followed by supeona power. Those DUmb demonRats need some destroying just like the Palins, and Libbey, and Delay were subjected to.
     
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    Other, Interesting the the Issue that is in the top 3 in every single poll in America is not even on your list.

    Deficits and Debt.
     
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