Cannot afford it

If I were the chief executive officer of a publicly traded company and followed the fiscal/financial policies of the U.S. government since November 2008, I would be fired immediately.

Why doesn't someone with intelligence see what President Barack Obama is doing to our country? Most people cannot afford what is being proposed. Simply passing on the increased spending to children and grandchildren will only relegate them to living in a second-rate country in the years to come.

Larry Carrier, Sabattus

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Norman McNamara's picture

You hit the nail on the head

You hit the nail on the head with these facts! Good job.

Dee Beaudoin's picture

With the November 2008

With the November 2008 Presidential election and subsequent monthes the world superpower embarked on a great many firsts. Many of these firsts questionable in legality, some blatantly Unconstitutional, and too many to count that are fiscally irresposible at best and have undermined the economies of all 50 States and virtually every nation around the world for years if not decades to come.

In November of 2008, for the first time in US history, the President-elect, tookover the office of President without waiting for Inauguration and Swearing-In. Unlike every other US Presidential election in history, the pre-election world financial and diplomatic termoil did not subside with knowledge of who the new President would be. Never in the past has it mattered which candidate was elected the mere fact of uncertain leadership of the superpower is unsettling and once anyone is determined President-elect, the world has experienced a collective sigh of relief until 2008.

With that election, economic termoil rolled into one economic, diplomatic and health crisis after another. This President-elect embarked on the larges spending spree of the money of the worlds yet to be born grand children and great grand children. A global pandemic has been mismanaged and lies continuosly reported to The People of this great nation on everything from available vaccine and immunization rules, number of illnesses and deathes and this Administration has been unable come up with a plan they can stick to for more than 24 hours on "The Book" for the guidance and direction of public and private health agencies, hospitals, and practitioners. Home foreclosures under the Obama administration continue to climb with the October 2009 numbers 20% higher than the October 2008 numbers, the last month of the Bush Administration controlling the White House. Most recently, we have been tole that woth 1 in 168 homes receiving foreclosure notices in some states in October, major realty organizations epect the rate to continue to climb and do not foresee any improvement before the end of 2012, three years from now!

It is time for a reality check in Washington.

If we could only return to common sense...

RONALD RIML's picture

Unconstitutional?? As a U.S.


As a U.S. citizen you have standing to take the government to court to remedy any unconstitutional wrongs.

Got an anchor tied to your azz?

If not, git er done!!

But methinks you're just blowing smoke-rings out Uranus.....

When I was a young Sailor - I drank like a Sailor, fought like a Sailor, and screwed like a Sailor. Now that I am old and wise - I have a few scars, but many fond memories.

Dee Beaudoin's picture

I am versed on no fewer than

I am versed on no fewer than eleven pending suits concerning the issues of acts in violation of the Constitution discussed in my earlier posting. Each time a suit of this nature is filed, the taxpayers of this great nation foot the very hefty bill for the defense with no possibility of being compinsated by the actual offender if the Plaintiff prevails, the Defendant found to have committed the act, no matter how blatant or henous it may have been.

Unlike Obama, I do not feel the need to be so free, wasteful and cavaliar with the money of the American people as to file a lawsuit on an issue when there is a suit on file (some have been waiting a year or more to be heard) on exactly the same issue and incident. To file a suit in such a manner would be shameful certainly and nothing would be gained by it. What is needed, is the hearing and resolution of the cases that have been filed expeditiously to limit the damage to this country. In some of these cases, the violations are ongoing and to be honest a quick decision is imparative to put a stop to the continuation but, I have no idea how the damage can be reversed, somethings you just can not take back or make whole again.
If we could only return to common sense...


Queenie: "... its always

Queenie: "... its always easier to find a scapegoat."
Very true. The immaculated one descends into that quagmire at least once a week. Whenever any "journalist" asks him why his policies haven't accomplished a thing, he starts jerking is knee and his teleprompter: "I inherited this mess." Maybe, but now you own it. Uncork your thumb.

Melissa  Dunn's picture

We've been a 2nd rate

We've been a 2nd rate country since Ol' George there was elected in office!!! Its always easier for people to find a scapegoat (in Obama).

Allisa Milliard's picture

It's not what you inherit

It's not what you inherit its what you do with it. I can inherit a junk truck, then sell off the parts or build art sculptures or build a better truck or sell it. Or I can whine and point out that it's not my responsibility and that all I did was inherit it. BTW: Under Bush, stimulis money was sent to consumers to spend or save. Under Obama, stimulis money was sent to failing wall street executives, failing large companies, and failing banks all of which are now doing sooooo well. So, who was for "Big Corporation" and who was for the common working man? Most of the countries economic woes are due to our own greed at buying houses we couldn't afford, using credit like it was a bottomless well, living well beyond our means, and spending more then we could ever hope to pay back. Reality was going to happen eventually.

Mark Wrenn's picture

Your timeline seems to be

Your timeline seems to be off a bit. Who was pres when the Wall St bailouts started? "Under Bush, stimulis money was sent to consumers to spend or save." And that really nipped the recession right in the bud, didn't it?

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Allisa Milliard's picture

you did miss the point, so i

you did miss the point, so i will simplify. It's not what you inherit, its what you do with it that counts.

Mark Wrenn's picture

You're just tired of the

You're just tired of the truth. Obama inherited the worst recession since the Great Depression. That's certainly not nonsense, it's a fact!

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Mark Wrenn's picture

This recession started in

This recession started in December 2007, and Bush was an MBA. How'd that work out?

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

 's picture

As usual wrong. The fiscal

As usual wrong. The fiscal problems we are currently facing can be traced directly to three blunders of the Bush presidency. 2001 taxcut for the richest 1% of the population. A medicare drug benefit which actually provides no benefit except to line the insurance companies pockets and a war against a country that never attacked us.

Backup materials if you are able to read:
2001 taxcut cost: $2.7 trillion:
Medicare Part D to cost $900 billion:
Iraq war cost: $700 billion and climbing, and this doesn't include legacy veteran benefits:

That would add up to $5.3 trillion in dumphuckery.

Any problem that can't be solved with taxcuts, republicans pretend doesn't exist.

Mark Wrenn's picture

"Why doesn't someone with

"Why doesn't someone with intelligence see what President Barack Obama is doing to our country?" That rules out teabaggers and republicans.

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Douglas Mac antSaior's picture

Doing for, or doing to? 1.

Doing for, or doing to? 1. Bailouts for industries plagued with inferior products and poor management. 2. "Stimulus" money that only went to specialized labor (which was still in demand) and ditch diggers (who can always get a minimum wage job). 3. La Raza Supreme Court. 4. Dragging heels on war options... hmmmm didn't he promise to end the war? Really, this guy makes me miss Bush.

It is the undauntable thought, my friend. The one that says, "I'm right!" ~Bobby Sands

David A. Gagnon's picture

Well Cranky Yanker, you seem

Well Cranky Yanker, you seem to be astute in the world of economics. Can you please explain why the stimulus has done nothing to create work for people. Keep in mind the employment rate wasn't suppose to pass 8% under the Obama stimulus . The U3 if you happen to know what that is, is now at 10.2%(that's people who are out of work and are claiming benefits). If you add in people who have gone off unemployment and have given up looking for work, your looking at somewhere between 17.5% and 20%. Your worried about the debt under Bush? The deficit when Bush left office was, let me see, let me see, yep he left a total deficit of 1.2 trillion. With the stimulus alone, President Obama has raised the deficit to over 3.5 trillion. And here is the fun part. They haven't included what health insurance reform and cap and trade will cost once they are passed. Let me see, I think the CBO is estimating our deficit to reach over 9 trillion and possibly reaching closer to 13 trillion by the time this President is through with us. Does that feel good to you Yanker, cause you'll be paying for it along with the rest of us, like it or not.


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