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  • Morning Bell: President Obama's Foundation of Straw

    Stealing from the Sermon on the Mount to defend his administration’s economic record this Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Americans to “build our house upon a rock” instead of “the same pile of sand” it had been built on before. In Obama’s hands, the teachings of Jesus become just another way to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs. And a close examination of Obama’s new “five pillars that will grow our economy” shows that Obama is trying to build our new foundation with straw.

    The problems begin with the fact that Obama continues to link his pre-existing policy preferences to our current economic problems. The Washington Post editorial board writes: “The agenda focuses on education, renewable energy and health care. … But as his admirable summation of recent history made clear, these pursuits have little to do with the economic crisis, and they are not the key to economic recovery.” Worse, in all “five pillars” Obama cites, his administration already has, or is proposing to, make economic recovery more difficult.

    New Rules for Wall Street: Our financial sector is long overdue for regulatory consolidation and simplification, but so far all of Obama’s actions have only increased market uncertainty by extending government’s fumbling hand. Using the Treasury Department’s TARP slush fund, the Obama administration has taken over major firms, set employment practices for entire industries, and laundered money to failing firms.

    New Investments in Education: No policy area has better exposed the administration’s hypocrisy education. Despite the administration’s vow to support “what works” in education, mere days after a Department of Education study showed that students in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program out performed their peers, Education Secretary Arne Duncan took scholarship money away from low-income families. This brazen act makes it clear no real education reform has any hope in this administration.

    New Investments in Renewable Energy: President Obama admitted last year that his energy plan would cause electricity prices to “skyrocket.” His cap and trade plan would amount to an economy-killing trillion-dollar energy tax. A new study from Spain shows it will generate a huge net job loss.

    New Investment in Health Care: Obama says the key to reducing future deficits is health care reform that contains costs. But his own budget admits his plan will require $634 billion more in new spending just as a down payment. How do you decrease trillion dollar deficits by spending trillions more?

    New Savings in Our Federal Budget: The most widely acknowledged untruth in Obama’s budget is the phantom savings he claims by first making spending projections that no one else ever proposed and then cutting them. Remember this is the candidate who in October of last year was still promising the American people a “net spending cut” before enacting a purely deficit spending “economic stimulus” that was larger than the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.

    As Charles Krauthammer points out today, Obama’s “New Foundation” rhetoric is a mirror image of President Jimmy Carter’s 1979 State of the Union speech and his energy and education policies are no different either. And we know how well that presidency worked out.

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    42 Responses to Morning Bell: President Obama's Foundation of Straw

    1. J.C. Hughes, Texas says:

      Red Dawn is insidiously occurring before our eyes. Folks like myself and Governor Perry of Texas are said to have "crossed the line" because we've refused to be good followers of the leftist's socialist agenda. As for Ms. Napolitano, take your three stooges, Reid, Pelosi and Obama, and go look into a mirror. There you'll see the faces of extremism.

    2. Sam Nole, Justin, TX says:

      After attending one of the 6 tea parties here in the DFW area, I was struck by how imprecise the agenda is and therefore how unlikely it is they will have an effect. So, I have a suggestion that I believe will be attractive to both liberals and conservatives. The first order of business for cittzens must be to require all US citizens to be subject to the same federal laws. For example, how can we expect Congress to solve a bankrupt social secuirty system if it members are not dependent on it for their retirement? Does anyone think that when Jimmy Carter proposed allowing illegal immigrants social security benefits, that is would have passed if those voting knew they were giving away their retirement money? Not bloody likely.

      If you get elected to just one two year term as a representative, you are "vested" and entitled to $150,000/year for life in retirement. If you have that, why worry about the less than $24,000/year (and declining) most families will receive from social security? The story is similar for medicare and and medicaid. The elites in the federal government have there own health care program.

      It makes no difference whether you vote or register as a democrat, republican, independent or green, we can all agree that the founding fathers never envisioned a republic where the representatives of the governed were not subject to the laws they pass to govern the citizens. We need to focus on action that will effect change. Yes, we spend too much; waste too much; and ignore too much. But that is all due to our allowing those who we elect to represent us to create a separate world for elites that live under an alternate set of laws and rules from the rest of the citizens. The first step is to make all citizens accountable to the same laws. That is the essence of democracy and representative government and is essential if we ever expect the United States of America to once again be true to its founding; citizens representing the interests and needs of fellow citizens. If we can get that corrected, solutions to all the rest of the problems will rationally fall into place.

    3. Ron, Derry NH says:

      This is what a HUSTLER looks like.

      I have to remind myself that this couldn't be real.

      The best way to tell a ghost story is to use language that is acceptable to the audience, facts that are indisputable and hold in your hand at least one piece of factual evidence whilst you weave a yarn of absurdity to a mesmerized audience baited well and waiting for the next hopeful tease.

      We are there.

      Ghost story, sales pitch or hustler, its all the same methodology.

      It is totally obvious to even the smallest brain that over reaching, over spending idealism has no foundation in economic principles or reality for that matter and every one knows a good story when they hear one.

      Unfortunately we are stuck in a slumber of wishful thinking and childish hope that all the lies about american foundations and the harchness of reality isn't true, and for a moment people want to dream a little, sniff a little coke and hope it all works out by morning….. but it won't. A lie is a lie no matter how well you dress it up in scriptures or props to make it look real.

    4. Proud citizen says:

      God bless America!

    5. Ron Payne, Sylacauga says:

      I have stood it as long as I can. I have to say something.

      First, the TARP slush fund, the government's taking over major firms, setting employment practices for any industry, and giving money, not loaning, to failing firms are all unconstitutional. This is not the first president to ignore the consitution. And I believe he should be stopped. If I had the money, or could find a law firm willing to take on the challenge for the good of the country, I would file suit. It is time for us to stand up and take back our country. I just wish somebody with the resources would file suit to stop these unconstitutional acts, once and for all. And for the good of the nation, before it is too late.

      Second, the cap and trade jobs losses. I would be one who would lose my job. I work in a coal-fired powerhouse, for a corporation that, just yesterday, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. We are a paper company and the market is extremely depressed. And I agree, all the cap and trade would do would cause harm to our country.

      We are at a cross-road. Which road will we take? The road to continue to be the home of the free, or the road to socialism?

    6. george says:

      Where was your outrage and indignation when Bush and his cronies gave away this country to foreign labor and sent your jobs overseas and then stole the pension of millions by allowing and encouraging the wholesale theft of wall street?

    7. rebecca kaminski says:

      Dressing up in historical costume spewing hyperbole, teabagging…… can it get any more desperate?

      Shame on you.

      Intelligent? Really?

      For you (and you know who you are) who spout scripture for your agenda WHO ARE YOU to EVEN comment about OUR president using it?

      Vipers.

    8. Connie W.V. says:

      Wake up America Now!!!!!! JESUS at Georgetown University had to be covered up before Obamah would speak is proof that we really need to pray not only for our president but also our country. We have to pray that he will wake up!!!! The Tea Party (which he says he didn't know was going on) (and the (C)ertianly (C)lueless (N)etwork that tried it's hardest to make the Tea Party violent)should only be the beginning. Does he know how many Churches around America pray for him every Sunday that he will make the RIGHT decisionsfor the good of our Nation, and how many Christians ask JESUS to lead him in the right direction DAILY because that is what the Bible tells us to do. God does listen and Washington needs to learn how to also…. WE AMERICANS are tired of the promices and the HUGE SPENDING…. Nancy I am not rich by any means and neither were 99and one half percent of the people that attended the Tea Party and the e-mails started long before Fox News (FAIR AND BALANCED) mentioned anything about it….. DO YOU HEAR US NOW WE THE TRUE AMERICANS ARE FED UP!!!!! Does this put this Christian on the List of activist!!!!! How funny you see I do BELIEVE Pro-Life,and am against Same Sex Marriages (the Bible says go forth and multiply seedtime and harvest principal Matthew,Mark,Luke,and John) No Two Men can produce a seed nor can any Two Women… Sorry it's is not Biblical…Why do you think Sodom and Gomorrah (found in Genesis) were destroyed??? Think about it!!..It is not that I do not love my neighbor no matter what But I do pray for them.

      This is not ment to judge anyone only God can do that.

    9. Donna, northeast Geo says:

      Now we can just add "blasphemy" (…deliberate irreverence, in speech, for sacred things)to the president's growing list of gross malfeasance in office. I don't know why we should be surprised at how he applies this sacred scripture, considering he sat under the tutelage of Jeremiah Wright for 20 years, listening to social gospel preached over and over again. To usurp this scripture, which refers to the individual's relationship with God, to sell his socialist programs is truly offensive. But, let's remember, God will not be mocked.

    10. Richard cancemi says:

      In my opinion, Obama has no desire to "fix" anything! Everything he proposes as "fixes" has one Goal– the destruction of the American System and way of life to be replaced with Socialism and the control of EVERYTHING, including our lives.

      The man and his followers in Congress have never been truthful! They are America's enemies!

    11. Bernadette DiAntonio says:

      I totally agree with Sam Nole of Justin, TX. We need to do more than have tea parties. Good start, but we must get together with a sound, workable agenda and stop these tyrants. Obama promised "change" and the koolaid drinkers did not believe us as to what his "change" would be. He is probably not an American citizen, which investigations of this fact are being swept under the rug. He does not really believe in the God of the Holy Bible, because the Bible states, "you will know them by their fruits", and so far Obama's fruits stink. He doesn't believe in life, i.e. pro-abortion laws reinstated. He only believes in POWER. The lust for power is one of the deadly sins. Please Americans, wake up, get active in your country, don't let us fall from within as the Roman Empire did. Some conservative analysts call Obama in jest "the Messiah", and I truly believe that he himself believes he is a Messiah of some type. He is living in a make believe world. Wake up Mr. President, wake up Congress, or in 2010 you will not be in Congress. Wake up Americans your country is being stolen from right under your noses! God is not mocked. He IS still in control of this planet, but He does expect us to be "tenders" of the planet He created for us, so let us get with it while there is still time.

    12. michael hutchings says:

      I FOUND THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT IN THE SNOW,

      ITS WINGS WERE BROKEN, IT COULD NOT GO,

      I TOOK IT HOME AND FED IT BREAD,

      AND WHEN IT WOUDNT DO WHAT I WANTED,

      I STOMPED ITS LITTLE PATRIOTIC HEAD.

      THE MORAL OF THIS POEM IS DONT BELIEVE AND DONT ELECT RINOS BECAUSE THEY ARE BAD AND TWISTED AND NO ONE SHOULD PLAY WITH THEM BECAUSE THEY BITE.

    13. Wallyblu, Zion, IL says:

      The rationale for Cap and Trade is to save the Planet from Global Warming.

      If Global Warming is the target, why don't they tax the most powerful Green House Gas?

      Water Vapor is a 4 times more effective Green House Gas than Carbon Dioxide yet I don't hear any great outcry to tax Water Vapor. Could it be because it might hurt the drive for a Hydrogen Fuel Economy?

    14. baker, Florida says:

      Responding to Morning Bell, 'Obama's Foundation of Straw'– after reading the comments re economic recovery, five pillars,taking over major firms,setting employment practice in entire industries, laundered money to failing firms, hypocrisy in education — let's look at the first above – economic recovery.

      Barack Obama, in my opinion, does not WANT AMERICA TO RECOVER FROM THIS ECONOMIC DOWNTURN! WHY? Obama had the idea from BEFORE HE EVER STARTED HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY, THAT THE COUNTRY WAS RIPE FOR 'change' remember that word??? ONE IMPORTANT NOTE HERE, WE WERE NEVER REALLY TOLD WHAT OBAMA'S MANTRA OF 'CHANGE' DEFINITION WAS!!! Millions of Americans , as Obama knew, were seeking a different type of society – meaning enough liberals, radicals and those in power positions in governments at all levels were shouting for CHANGE, in such words as " GET RID OF BUSH " – more importantly, GET RID OF THE REPUBLICANS!!! Well, because of Obama's charms, etc., etc., HE, OBAMA WAS ABLE TO CONVINCE more than 7 or 8 thousand American citizens to vote for OBAMA'S CHANGE!

      The most important thing, in my opinion, that Americans can do at this point, IS, TO CONTINUE TO GATHER TOGETHER IN GROUPS, AS WAS SEEN IN THE TAX DAY TEA PARTIES! Many think that these TAX DAY TEA PARTIES WERE WORTHLESS, THAT PERHAPS THEY WERE NOT ORGANIZED WITH SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES , ETC., ETC.,: HOWEVER, NOT TO BE MISINFORMED: WHY, MOST OF US READING THE MORNING BELL ARE AWARE THAT 'YES, BY ALL ACCOUNTS', OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE WELL AWARE OF THESE GATHERINGS: AND BY THE VERY FACT, THAT THE VERY RAPID RESPONSE FROM , OF ALL PLACES, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, PUT OUT A 'NOTICE', BULLETIN, WHATEVER, TO THE EFFECT THAT ' WATCH OUT , WE HAVE TERRORIST, OR POSSIBLE DOMESTIC TERRORISTS, OR MEANING THOSE WHO OPPOSE ABORTION, ETC., ETC., ARE DARING TO ASSEMBLE IN GROUPS, THEY DARE TO OPPOSE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, EVEN RETURNING VETERANS ARE 'SUSPECTS' AS POSSIBLE TERORISTS: ( note, it was BARACK OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION WHO MADE IT CLEAR TO 'WE AMERICAN CITIZENS' THAT THE WORD TERRORIST IS 'TABOO' — CAN'T USE THAT TERM ANY MORE, ANY WHERE!!! Well, looks as if Janet Napolitano, and/or her staff, overlooked that fact: guess they did not read it , remember the STIMULIS BILL, it was actually told loudly by congressmen and senators that they had no oppotunity to read the bill: Why read anything???Obama is determined to control AMERICAN CITIZENS EVERY MOVE! YES, WE MUST CONTINUE TO GATHER, YES, WE WILL BECOME MORE FOCUSED – NEVER EVER UNDERESTIMATE YOURSELF, AND MILLIONS OF OTHER AMERICANS WHO ARE SAYING 'THIS IS ENOUGH' – YES, MARCH EVERYWHERE, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, MARCH ON WASHINGTON, D.C., but please , let us continue to march, gather and discuss in a sane manner – if these efforts on the part of American Citizens fail, IT WILL BE BECAUSE WE 'STOP' – WASHINGTON D.C. 'IS WATCHING US', ORDINARY CITIZENS AS YOU AND I. REMEMBER, WE NEVER EVER GIVE UP, AND WE NEVER GIVE IN TO SOCIALISM OR WORSE – AMERICA IS FREE NOW, WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE TO IT , THAT AMERICA STAYS FREE!!! GOD BLESS ALL OF US IN OUR EFFORTS, AND ALWAYS, ALWAYS, GOD BLESS THIS WONDERFUL NATION – AMERICA, FOUNDED UPON THE PRINCIPLES THAT INSURED THAT WE WOULD NEVER BE UNDER THE CONTROL OF ANY ONE HUMAN BEING OR GOVERNMENT! GOVERNMENT, AS ALL OF US KNOW, ANSWERS TO ITS CITIZENS, WE PAY THE BILLS!!!

    15. baker, Florida says:

      PLEASE ALLOW ME TO MAKE A CORRECTION IN AN EARLIER COMMENT I MADE TODAY, APRIL 17 RE: OBAMA WAS ABLE TO CONVINCE " MORE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE HIS PROMISES, BY 7 OR 8 MILLION VOTERS! I meant to convey that by only that margin, was OBAMA TO GAIN THE WHITE HOUSE. In other words, no landslide victory for Obama! My excitement to hurry and finalize my earlier comments, allowed me to ' hey, make a mistake' !

    16. David Sayers, NC says:

      Alfred E. Obama is a financial midget. He does not have a clue. Everything he knows or speaks about sounds like it came out of some socialist/marxist book or pamphlet. There is no real plan here,it's more like child like pipe dreams. Finance 101-"YOU CAN'T SPEND AND BORROW YOUR WAY OUT OF DEBT" or Proverbs 22:7 "THE BORROWER IS A SLAVE TO THE LENDER". When are we going to have people serve in government who actually care about this country more than themselves. It's time for term limits for congress.It's also time,since Obama released CIA documents and gave aid and comfort to the enemy,that impeachment proceedings begin. Enough already. And to Comrade Rebecca,he ain't my president.

    17. Ken Jarvis - Las Veg says:

      Do you REALLY EXPECT US TO BELIEVE –

      Obama administration has "laundered money to failing firms."

      YOUR HATE is getting in the way

      of your COMMON SENSE.

    18. christopher g scott says:

      MR. PRESIDENT WOULD YOU WATERBOARD ONE TERRORIST TO SAVE ONE AMERICANS LIFE ? There goes our President appologizing for the U.S.on foreign soil,He should be appologizing for his administrations release of Top Secret documents about the way that we have to question these terrorists. By doing this he gives them time to prepare against these methods (which they will). He places our troops and our agents and the citizens of the U.S.at risk, he preaces American values,BUT AMERICAN VALUES MEANS PROTECTING AMERICAN LIVES.

    19. Connie W.V. says:

      Has anyone found the document that the government views Americans as domestic terrorist if they believe in pro-Life etc. It is supposed to be on http://www.freedomalliance.org but I could not find the document. I could only find the cover page. If you find it please let me know where to find it thank you!!!

    20. TREVOR MERCHANT BRON says:

      AS I KEEP SAYING BARACK OBAMA IS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN .HOWEVER NOW THAT HE OCCUPIES THE WHITE HOUSE THOSE REPUBLICANS WHOM VOTED FOR HIM SHOULD BEAR THE RESPONSIBILITIES THEREOF . TIME SPACE AND VOLLUMME WILL NOT PERMIT AND OR ALLOW FOR ME TO FULLY AND COMPRHENSIVELY SET FORTH BARACK OBAMA?S ACTS INTENTIONS .AND POSITIONS WHEREBY THIS NATION WILL CHANGE DRAMATICALLY AND OR SEVERELY FOR THE WORST AS HISTORY WILL PROVE . IF THERE IS ANY HOPE I WILL TAKE SAME FROM THE DEMISE OF THE GREY OLD LADY THE SOCALLED PAPER OF RECORDS THE NEW YORK TIMES ALONG WITH OTHERS SUCH AS NEWSWEEK . TIME MAGAZINE THE GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY ONCE A STUDIOUS POWERFUL HALLMARK NUMBER ONE COMPANY OF THIS NATION AND ALSO GLOBALLY WHEREAS TODAY AND OR CURRENTLY GENERAL ELECTRIC IS IN DEEP DECLINE FROM WHERE IT ONCE WAS . THE BUSINESS WEEK MAGAZINE ISSUE OF LAST WEEK SATURDAY APRIL 11.2009 DOCUMENTED THAT GENERAL ELECTRIC IS IN THE SEVENTEEN [17] [ POSITION OF THE TWENTY FIVE MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY THINK ON THS THAT GE COULD BE AT THIS LEVEL AND OR NUMBER . I HAVE SPENT TIME ON GENERAL ELECTRIC SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS THE PARENT AND OR CORPORATE COMPANY FOR THE NBC UNIVERSAL MEDIA CONGLOMORATE WITH THE INCLUSION OF THE BARACK OBAMA?S MAIN CABLE CHANNEL IN NEW YORK CITY MSNBC WITH KEITH OLBERMANN . CHRIS MATTHEWS . ANDREA MITCHELL DAVID SCHULSTER .CONSTACE BREWSTER . CHUCK TODD AMONG OTHERS WHOM ARE ALL BARACK OBAMA?S OPENLY SURROGATES CHEER LEADERS AND NEWS FALSEHOODS OF PROPOGANDAS ,. AGAIN I DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO CONTINUE WITH SO MUCH MORE . PLEASE JUST REVIEW MY ARGUEMENTS HERE AS SET OUT WHEREBY THEY ARE KNOWLEDGE IS POWER AND THE SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE TRUTHFULLY IS EMPOWERMENT . TO QUOTE . UNQUOTE ,. I THANK YOU SINCERELY TREVOR MERCHANT BRONX NEW YORK CITY FRIDAY APRIL 17.2009

    21. Ireland says:

      Ken and your stupidity in getting in the way of the truth. Who's the bigger fool? I say you. I cannot write what I want to say because Heritage Foundation wants us to be civil to one another, no profanity. I'll say it under my breath and just know how much I loath you and your kind.

      You want to remain blind, deaf and dumb. That's where you heading, which would make you a great candidate for the Obama spread the wealth program. I can see you with your hands outstretched decrying I need more. It's fine if you want to be part of the peon generation, taking orders from those same liberals. I and those who attended the Tea Parties are just fed up with the conning, lying, corruption, of the distrust from all our Congressional representatives and Presidents. They seem to think that we work for them. That's what part of the Tea Party was about.

      Taxes are just a small part of the outrage. It's funny, you never make comments when Chris Dodd was caught lying about the Dodd Clause that bared his name or Blagojevich incident. You only comment on the Republicans. Both parties are responsible for the mess we are in. If you cannot see past your nose and others like you, this Country is doomed. We all have to be angry; you can sit on the sidelines waiting for the next play. Do you think its fine that the founding principles get toss out like yesterday’s garbage? Our Country has existed for over 230 years, we’ve had some wobbles and issues but the core of its foundation is still sound.

      This Congress wants to blame the Wall Street idiots, the banks/mortgage lenders and corrupt businesses are their idea of proof that capitalism doesn’t work. Are these the same people that donated to the Democrats? How many donations have the Democrats receive from AIG, Lehmann Brothers, Freddie Mac and Fannie way, and how many to those CEO’s walked away with millions after the drove those companies to bankruptcy? It is a game show… tells them what they won, Joe! AIG is the same corrupt business that donated thousand to Dodd, Obama and others campaign, but they accepted the funds and kept it even after the link about the bonuses. What is the message they are sending? That’s its not wrong for the Executives to receive their bonuses, but fine for the same Senators and Congressman to accept their donation.

      The same corrupt, greedy and parasites are the exact same people who donated to the liberal’s campaign. If you cannot see the hypocrisy then I feel sorry for you. You need to wake up, change the channel and do your own investigation to try to discover the truth, get the real facts and wise up.

      Don’t worry, I don’t expect a response from you, you prefer to hide in the shadows throwing spitballs.

    22. ella quinn kinston n says:

      REBECCA WE ARE NOT VIPERS, WE ARE PEOPLE WHO LOVE OUR COUNTRY AND OUR GOD.lAY OFF OF US.WE ARE GOOD PEOPLE LIKE YOU THINK YOU ARE.

    23. Dirty Harry , AZ says:

      After the latest NBC rants it's very obvious to me, that not only conservatives but anyone who does not wish to become a new slave to the elitist left government better wake up and realize the enemy is in total control of the media and therefore we should boycott any and everything advertiser on NBC, MSNBC, and CNN. It's time the freedom loving people of this country take off the gloves. I for one won't stand for these people in the media to continue calling me names without a consequences. They almost have total control but we can still make them pay. My fear is if we don't start some peaceful form of protest this could push this country into a second civil war.

    24. tucanofulano, Calif. says:

      Not building on straw. Building on quicksand. The guy is clueless and may not last thru the entire first, and only, term.

    25. Mary, Alexandria says:

      Anyone else notice the allusion to the 5 pillars of Islam?

    26. mac tx says:

      I READ A STICKER TODAY IT SAID THIS TRUCK RUNS ON GAS NOT HOPE AND PROMISE. HOW TRUE.WE NEED TO SAVE THE HOPE AND PROMISE THING FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. I HOPE ALL THESE PROMISES DON'T COME BACK AND BITE US IN THE ASS.TREATING TERRISTS LIKE

      CITIZENS WON'T WORK.THEY HAVE ONE THING IN THEIR HEARTS AND IT ISEN'T TO BE OUR FRIENDS.SENDING ALL OUR TROOPS OUT OF THE US AT THE SAME TIME PRINTING MORE MONEY MAKING THE DOLLAR THINNER,WHO

      WILL BE WATCHING OUR OWN BACK DOOR.WE HAVE SO MANY

      ISSUES WITH OUR OWN SITUATION RIGHT NOW. LIKE V.P. CHANEY SAID WE BETTER KEEP OUR GUARD UP .

      AS FAR AS SPENDING ON THE HILL THEY NEED TO RECOUPE WHAT WAS RIPPED OFF.THE FDIC IS UNDER FUNDED,MORE AND MORE BEING LAID OFF THE UNEMPLOYMET BENNIFETS WILL BE STREACHED TO THIN THATS IF THE STATES CAN KEEP UP.THE POCKETS OF US TAXPAYERS ONLY HOLD SO MUCH,WHY WORK YOUR BUT OFF

      OR WORK TWO AND THREE JOBS MABE WE SHOULD JUST GET ON THE BAND WAGON.

    27. Jamey, Central Calif says:

      Building a house of straw for a country who smokes!? Who's worse, him, or the people who listened to the contractor who talked them into the straw house?

    28. Barb -mn says:

      He uses Jesus every now and then to remind his followers his say in Christianity. He mocks Christianity. Jesus empathized and built strength to the people. Along with integrity and freedom. Jesus taught NO ONE to infringe their lifestyles on anyone. He taught everyone to build strength to do for themselves & children. Obama doesn't even hint to follow any part of Jesus teachings. Obama sees people as individual races. Not as one under God. Obama pretends…he does the opposite of Jesus. Convinces people they are owed. And weak. He convinces people they are victims. Jesus didn't teach this. Jesus taught people to overcome. Take accountability for their actions. Gain strength from their hardships. Jesus taught man to be humble. Obama doesn't follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

      Jesus. The greatest man on earth. And born in the middle east! I will always follow this man! Obama pretends.

    29. thomas gray, SC says:

      To Donna, northeast Georgia,

      Lets not accuse for even the arch angel dared not answer satan but rather keep the sayings of Christ to keep watch and see and as this case perhaps god is set on punishing man for 'HIS' sins ? , if not indeed he has it written. I can say the truth congress is not helping in all the spending while the banks and auto companies are failing,

      our government must forget about all this spending and make certain the unemployed do not die, a government with no money is not the answer.

    30. BT Sterling, VA says:

      Ninety days have passed for the Obama Administration and Congress. We have seen the grassroots protest against big government and a call for States Rights. Now with the aligning up with radical governments, downgrading this nation to the world, and the push with cap and trade, the time has come to call for Mr. Obama's resignation or impeachment before he and his "Chicago like" henchmen bring down the United States to a third world nation. Like Rahm Emanuel says "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste", or A strong economy depends on a strong middle class, but George Bush (Obama) has put the middle class in a hole, and John McCain (Nancy Pelosi) has a plan to keep digging that hole with George Bush's (Obama's) shovel.

      Rahm Emanuel

      At Democratic National Convention, August 2008.

      Substituted George Bush with Obama and John McCain with Nancy Pelosi, and you get the picture!

    31. Len, Alexandria,KY says:

      george writes:

      Where was your outrage and indignation when Bush and his cronies gave away this country to foreign labor and sent your jobs overseas and then stole the pension of millions by allowing and encouraging the wholesale theft of wall street?

      May be in the same place that you were when Clinton "sold" the Port of LA to Red China and Gore "sold out" to the same for POLITICAL Contributions and the Unions forced Car makers to move Operations to Canada and Mexico… etc????

      Is it time to tell the Typical Moronic POLITICOS that WE have had ENOUGH and want to KEEP our Constitutionnal REPUBLIC ALIVE?????

    32. Dennis A. Social Cir says:

      change was preached by the silver tongued "devil", and the american people ate it up. They can now open their eyes and see that change will lead to socialism or marxism. We are not a country that was founded on these principles and not a country that can survive on these principles. We as citizens must demand from our so called senators and representatives that these changes not be allowed. If you look back in history all the countries that have gone this way in their government has fallen by the way side. I for one am not willing to see this happen to this country.

      The gun control that is being preached is another form of government take over. People look at germany, Hilter took away the guns, What happened to the Jews and anyone that sided with them?? Look a france bankrupt or on the verge, look at Russia, all the guns were taken away, what happened then???. Are we willing to see the same thing here???? I am not!!!!

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    34. Len, Alexandria,KY says:

      IS IT TIME TO DO SOME MATH????

      Figures on government spending and debt
      Friday April 17, 2009, 7:45 pm EDT
      Buzz up! Print WASHINGTON (AP) —

      Total public debt subject to limit April 16 11,125,587
      Statutory debt limit 12,104,000
      Total public debt outstanding April 16 11,183,899
      Operating balance April 16 257,351
      Interest fiscal year 2009 thru February 148,762
      Interest same period 2008 198,518
      Deficit fiscal year 2009 thru February 764,525
      Deficit same period 2008 264,541
      Receipts fiscal year 2009 thru February 860,877
      Receipts same period 2008 967,153
      Outlays fiscal year 2009 thru February 1,625,402
      Outlays same period 2008 1,231,694
      Gold assets in March 11,041

      And Some Libtard Idiots are attempting to mkae this Demand for ACCOUNTABILITY a RACIAL ISSUE???

    35. Jeff, Florida says:

      Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the Presidential election:

      Number of States won by: Democrats:? 19??? Republicans: 29

      Square miles of land won by: Democrats: ? 580,000??? Republicans: 2,427,000

      Population of counties won by: Democrats:? 127 million??? Republicans: 143 million

      Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2?? Republicans: 2.1

      Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republicans won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…."

      Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

      If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years. If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.

      If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

    36. Lynn Carroll North C says:

      The day after the tea parties, Obama is asking for suggestions on how to cut spending! He actually said that it is irresponsible to spend trillions of dollars and not find ways to save money! I don't know what kind of dope this guy is smoking, but his brain in running at high speed in neutral. Does he really believe that his knee-jerk-reaction-remarks are going to quell the storm? He claims he will cut and trim wasteful govt programs. He probably will cut a few, but what about all the new ones he's created? Here we go again with another alphabet soup of government programs. He makes FDR look like a piker.

    37. Barb -mn says:

      Grow up Rebecca and Ken Jarvis. Go cash your (can't do it for yourselves) welfare checks!

    38. Just me, Orange Coun says:

      Everyone has a given right to they're opinion.

      a little education for those whom commented

      about our president and his ideas that may get enacted.

      Laws come into act through the law making system.

      Congress, our president, and also through the U.S Superem Court.

      Whatever bills that become law go through a lengthy process.

      The president always gets the critisim if somethimg doesnt go just as planned.

      Congress: consist of 2 chambers, House of Representatives and Senate, does not have to approve anything that gets presented to them by the President. They can read the bill and make modifications to it then present to the president with the comprimses. If the president vetos the bill congress can overide it by 2/3 the majority.

      What my point is government is for the people by the people. Our State represenatives is what makes-up cogress. We voted for them so let them do their jobs as our representatives. If you do not like our president or congress go run for office and see if you can do a better job.

      voter turn out in the U.S are very low compared to other nations, like ours.

      Get educated and know the president doest not have that much power. Its written in Our Constitution.

      Plus why dont you all talk about the Bush administration that put us in this economy break down. A republican.

      Bill Cliton has done A GOOD JOB as president, beside his personel issue. A democrat.

      Voter turn out is low for every election. Promote how you feel and get others to vote with you maybe we will see the changes we believe in. Then no one can complain.

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