“I think the mayor of LA needs to jump off her high horse, get off her a$$ and come down here and live right on the border. Join us in the city that sits just seconds away from the biggest border city on the US / Mexico border. You may think twice before start pointing any fingers. There are legal immigrants in a large number living right here. Why should they not get a chance for a job before an illegal immigrant? The Unemployment rate for Hispanics is over the average. That in itself is disheartened. Like your friend in the Whitehouse....all talk no action.”
“Funny how quickly the Administration turns the stage to social issues when the economy is killing the nation. Wake up people. You are being fooled. Look at the timing. I am not offended with his decision but, I am offended how he went about it and how is using the American people to promote his agenda at the cost of the failing economy.”
ShellyintheWest on May 12, 2012 at 13:12:17
“Well said. The problem is the left is so rabid, they have lost all reason. Good luck trying to get anyone to be willing to be educated.”
KingKongReggae on May 12, 2012 at 13:01:38
“But, oddly enough...you aren't "offended" about Republican obstruction and abuse of the filibuster in Congress.”
“Bush has been out of office for over three and a half years Obama wanted this Job. He asked for it. He knew what he walked into. Now it is time he takes some responsibility and have some integrity. Do his job. He is not. Look at the economy. You all have time to type here. Do you have jobs? I don't but my insurance has gone up, gas is up no end in site.”
sdesign on May 11, 2012 at 17:05:12
“Did you ask yourself this question? How come the cost of gas, insurance is higher and I have no job, when those same companies are making record profits? Maybe you should ask that they pay less in taxes on those profits, so you can have a job. The President can't do that for you.”
REDSTATEREFUGEE on May 11, 2012 at 17:03:50
“As you may recognize, any President cannot enact postivie changes all by himself. It is folks like you, who voted in a Republican House, who ultimately are to blame. Did you really think that the Repug Congressmen and women actually cared one whit about what happens to most average Americans?”
meritocracy on May 11, 2012 at 17:02:47
“The Economy stunk and continues to stink because of Bush created and GOP embraced policies. Regarding the stimulus, Mr. Obama's economists' thought, to a person, that the stimulus package needed to be much larger, perhaps 2 or 3 times larger, and funded with a surtax on millionaires and billionaires--good luck getting that past Koch Bro lapdogs like Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and Eric Cantor. Yet, despite its small size, the stimulus did produce positive results, per non-partisan CBO scoring. As to the growth of the deficit, clear the Fox Fog from your head and recall that Mr. Obama was honest enough to put Mr. Bush's wars and unfunded Big Pharma Medicaid-D Giveaway on the books, thereby distorting the growth in the deficit on his watch. Job growth/creation, although slow, has already outpaced the entire 8 year reign of George the Decider, and would be greater had Congressional Republicans not declined to represent their constituents, rather than their corporate benefactors. If you want to see America become a third world country, then by all means, support the re-installation of another administration of GOP plutocrats and oligarchs with no allegiance to anything but themselves and their personal bank accounts. Have a nice day.”
widdles on May 11, 2012 at 16:54:34
“If you are talking about your health insurance, Obama nor his health care bill has absolutely nothing to do with your rates going up.
As for gas prices - hey, dude, they are going down.
So now what is your beef?”
tqjones44 on May 11, 2012 at 16:53:31
“He's taking respons...what is the GOP doing? Saying NO to everything is not taking respons, right?”
“the affordable care act aka ObamaCares does not go into full effect until Jan 1, 2014. to see if any insurance rate increase reviews have been in your state insert your state in place of "WY" in the below link.
“vote for romney, he is concerned about you! and he's a magician. he'll turn the economy around, he'll fix it!, he's one of us, a real american ..... so sad....willing to vote for bush's policies a third time. wouldn't even consider voting your own interest would you?”
timthedem on May 11, 2012 at 16:40:31
“he wasnt a u.s. senator? he wasn't also in the illinois senate? you are nuttier than your screenname.”
JNail on May 11, 2012 at 16:40:11
“Really? He was elected senator from Illinois. his campaign took down the favorite from the Clinton machine, Hillary.
He got more votes than any other president in history.
Obama has had to deal with a near depression where nearly 8,000,000 jobs were lost. this is more than the five prior recessions combined.
He is managed to keep us from going into a depression and created 4.2 million private-sector jobs.
Facts hurt. Thisman has played the worst set of cards Ever dealt to a post war President very well”
JoWeston on May 11, 2012 at 16:39:23
“Part of the good old Chicago machine. 4 governors sent to prison.”
DANIELISTICALL on May 11, 2012 at 16:37:48
“he was a SENATOR,,,, TURN OFF FIX NEWS and grow a brain”
“I hate to tell you this but all those companies that want to hire to help the econony grow and bring a healthy econonmy back to the US, just formed a group, wrote a letter to Obama to plead with him on deregulation and other such things that are tying their hands. Listen to everything not just the side you think is right. It might not be what you think it is.”
TJax123 on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:22:06
“That's really funny considering that numerous reports and polls from corporations say the regulations are not hurting them.”
LoyalDem4646 on Dec 20, 2011 at 23:27:18
“You have no argument because for 8 years corporations got what they wanted and only produced 3 million jobs compared to 23 millions with Clinton. The problem is those Bush tax cuts which will expire in 2012 and everybody should have a good understanding of why the government has to spend to create jobs. Even I agree we need to stop borrowing and use taxes to pay down the debt and create jobs.”
Jannsmoor on Dec 20, 2011 at 20:28:49
cruiser049 on Dec 20, 2011 at 20:26:17
“fruitcakes you are. regulations are not the problem. I am small business and have no problem with with the job killing regulations. try another talking point.”
Mister E on Dec 20, 2011 at 20:12:48
“Deregulation is not the problem. Or have you forgotten all the decades deregulation was in place and it did not prevent any job creation. Please wake up!!!”
billhodges on Dec 20, 2011 at 19:59:33
“They will never accept that bit of fact. It does not fit their template.”
“I think they mean..from Obama " Goodbye homeless while I jet off to Hawaii and have a great vacation". The jobless rates were up before the GOP controlled the house. Check your stats. Don't place blame were it is not warranted. The White House had to extend when the Dems controlled both house and Senate. Again, check your facts before you listen to the masses.”
TJax123 on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:19:34
“He was supposed to leave on the 17th and he's still in DC. It is unknown at this point whether he will leave or not. The payroll tax cuts did not exist when the Dems controlled both houses and although they have the majority in the Senate they do not have a fillibuster-proof majority. Check your facts. Yes jobless rates were up. They started their rise under the Bush administration.”
spkman on Dec 20, 2011 at 21:54:16
“Ease up on those Fruitcakes, they may have baked your brain...Symptoms include thought processes being influenced by Faux noise...”
KathyinCT on Dec 20, 2011 at 21:05:04
“I don't see Obama in Hawaii.
Are you hallucinating?”
zlohcuc on Dec 20, 2011 at 20:09:21
“You wouldn't know a "fact" if it bit you in the derriere'...just google unemployment stats over the past decade and see what the numbers look like. Here is a "fact"...more than 50,000 manufacturing facilities have closed in the US over the past decade. We have been in and remain in one of the most significant financial disasters since the 1920's. Brought about by your hero's. Those are the facts. dispute them if you can.”
“Have you looked at the economic policies of both sides. If the top % gave whatever % more, say 25%. That would be a joke at trying to help the debt issue and the federal spending that is going on. Raising taxes alone is not the answer. Raising taxes on corporations cuts jobs and wages. Federal Spending costs you money. Yes, some taxes my need to be made but, if you know ever federal program that get's funded you would be in total shock.”
“But, if DC attempts to use the 14th amendment...he has everything to do with the debt ceiling. He is the President of the United States. He is the Leader the country has chosen. If Congress cannot get it done, he, as a responsible leader, cannot sit back and let this coutry fall to pieces and feel good about it.”