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  • Online Chat about Obama's Economic Policies

    President Obama unveiled a long list of economic policies during the State of the Union address that he wanted Congress to focus on this year. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Bill Beach, Heritage’s Director of the Center for Data Analysis, and he is taking your questions on the President’s proposals.

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    8 Responses to Online Chat about Obama's Economic Policies

    1. Bobbie says:

      Can we ask questions here?
      The President focus is on jobs alone. What good are jobs that are temporary with pay that's contentious? When will government remove themselves from permanent private sector jobs and lift the unconstitutional government overburden of regulations? When will government stop soliciting unions on private businesses? What's stopping America from the xl pipeline, that can't be removed?

      When are we going to be treated like people not subjects?

    2. Bob says:

      President Obama’s SOTU speech brought high-speed broadband to the fore for the second time in two years. There are a number of private-sector solutions to our nation’s spectrum crisis that will create jobs, boost innovation, and make us globally competitive. But government continues to get in its own way, rather than promoting free market values. Grover Norquist’s column in The Hill spells out this obstructionist farce: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology
      Why is this non-partisan issue so contentious, and when will we realize this is what it takes to stay economically competitive, especially in rural America?

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    4. Steve says:

      If leading Republicans do not challenge Obama on such false assertions as the one about W. Buffet's secretary paying more taxes than her boss then who, I ask you, will counter such false & damaging class warfare invective from the most powerful & influential voice in America? We know our public schools already serve as 'brainwashing' laboratories for a liberalism which is hostile to both Christianity & historic American values, but if no one has the guts to call this man out for his lies & deceit, do we not risk losing the 'culture war' which the leftists surely know is being fought now, even if most Americans don't?

    5. Jim Baxter says:

      Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by nature and nature's
      God a creature of Choice – and of Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and
      definitive characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
      foundation of his environments, institutions, and respectful relations to
      his fellow-man. Thus, he is oriented to a Freedom whose roots are in the
      Order of the universe. selah

      The message is this: Trust Freedom. Remember, tyrants never learn. The
      restriction of Freedom is the limitation of human choice, and choice is the
      fulcrum-point of the creative process in human affairs. As earth's
      choicemaker, it is our human identity on nature's beautiful blue planet and
      the natural premise of man's free institutions, environments, and respectful
      relations with one another. Made in the image of our Creator, free men
      choose, create, and progress – or die.

      The Human Paradigm: Earth's Choicemaker Psalm 25:12

    6. Audri DeBarr says:

      RE: Chat Jan Anita & Empowerment. Love the ideal of empowering the locals. Just how do we get that ball rolling? That would create a ton of volunteer jobs, maybe paying jobs, even jobs for those getting assistance so they might "earn" or "pay back" into the program.

    7. Mary says:

      Government is not the answer to America's economic woes, although it has been the problem! Ask the former Soviet Union if centrist policies work – they did not work there and they will not work here. Now he's got a new "fair" policy to create jobs? What happened to the shovel-ready jobs he promised if we'd just pass multi-billion dollar "help"? Then, in the SOTY, Obama rolls out a "new policy" mandating that every person must either graduate high school or be 18 before they can leave it. That's none of the government's business; it's a states-rights issue if at all, but it's a personal choice issue first and foremost. Furthermore, how is that going to be policed and who is going to be fined? The working poor? Those already struggling to get by are most often those who leave school early so they can work and contribute to their family's needs. Another example of Obama's relentless expansion of federal government beyond what it should be doing – protecting our borders and our freedoms. Oh, please let us get that man out of office and erase everything he and the zombies under him have instituted – especially Obama-care!

    8. kwong says:

      That's none of the government's business… :(

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