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Barack Obama's Political Views

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President Obama's Political Views

Former President Obama's personality and life history has received almost as much coverage from the media as his policy positions. I'm almost certain that more people would incorrectly identify him as a Muslim than could correctly identify the major points of "Obamacare", the health care reform bill he signed in 2010, or his vision for reforming American immigration policy. This Hub is an attempt to provide an unbiased look at President Obama's stances on the key issues that will impact his second term: the Fiscal Cliff, the Federal Budget Deficit, global warming, winding down the war in Afghanistan, and other important domestic and international issues. The President's stances on these issues will ultimately impact the 2016 Presidential elections and will be discussed at great length by the next set of presidential candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties. How will legacy be affected by the new administration of President Trump?

Obama on the Issues

  1. Economy: President Obama most recently signed a tax relief program in December 2010 which extended unemployment benefits, continued the tax cuts implemented under President Bush, and removed the estate tax on amounts under $10 million. President Obama had repeatedly express a desire to extend tax cuts only to those making under $250,000 a year, but, in order to get the bill passed, conservative Democrats and Republicans demanded that tax cuts for wealthy Americans be included as part of the bill. Previously, President Obama helped secure the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 (commonly known as the Stimulus Bill) to help provide funding for infrastructure projects and boost job creation across the country. Economists disagree on the level of help the bill has provided, though most believe it helped create jobs and limited the effects of the recession.
  2. Budget Deficits: President Obama has repeatedly stressed the importance of reducing the federal budget deficit, while also urging government support for impoverished Americans, education, and infrastructure investment. During his State of the Union Address in 2011, President Obama called for a two year freeze on pay for federal workers and major cuts to federal discretionary spending, stating "This freeze will require painful cuts. Already, we've frozen the salaries of hardworking federal employees for the next two years. I've proposed cuts to things I care deeply about, like community action programs. The Secretary of Defense has also agreed to cut tens of billions of dollars in spending that he and his generals believe our military can do without." Most economists agree that cuts alone will not be enough to balance the budget going forward, and that, in the long term, Congress and the White House will have to increase taxes and control health care costs (among other things) in order to balance the budget. President Obama attempted to reach a grand bargain with House Speaker in John Boehner in 2011 that would help reduce the deficit through a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes, however, the bill was ultimately scuttled by a refusal of the Republican controlled Congress to allow any tax increases as part of the deal.
  3. Health Care: In 2009, President Obama signed a bill that began the process of creating a national (though not government run) health care system that allows uninsured Americans to buy into already existing plans through a series of subsidies and tax incentives. The bill also prevents insurance companies from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions and allows children to stay on their parents health insurance till age 26, among other provisions. Economists are still arguing over the ultimate cost of the Bill, with some saying it will boost the federal deficit and does almost nothing to control costs. However, the independent Congressional Budget Office did issue a report concluding that the bill would reduce costs over a 10 year period as compared with continuing the current system of coverage. Although the bill, labeled "Obamacare" by conservative critics, received a lot of attention from Republicans as being an unconstitutional expansion of government power, it was upheld by the Supreme Court in a ruling in June 2012.
  4. Foreign Policy: In 2011, President Obama ordered an assault by Navy Seals that ultimately resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, bringing to justice the man who planned and organized the attacks of September 11th, 2001. In Iraq, President Obama fulfilled his promise to withdraw troops, as almost all American forces withdrew from the country by December 15, 2011. In Afghanistan, the President pursued committed additional funds and resources through a surge strategy intended to stabilize the country's weak government and root out insurgents hiding near the Pakistani/Afghani frontier in 2009-2010. Currently, his administration is in the midst of planning a withdrawal and transfer of power to Afghani military forces, with the U.S. forces targeted to move to a mostly advisory role by early 2014.
  5. Abortion: President Obama is a strong supporter of women's rights. He received a 0% rating from the National Right to Life Council (a leading anti-abortion group), which means he is considered to be very supportive of a women's right to choose by conservative groups. Voted against banning partial birth abortion as a legislator in Illinois. President Obama did issue a presidential order banning the use of federal funds for abortions as part of the Health Care Bill.
  6. Gay Rights: On May 9th, 2012, President Obama expressed strong support for gay marriage during an interview with ABC News, explaining that "it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married." This announcement came after a series of measures by the President in support of gay rights, including the issuing of an executive order to overturn the "don't ask don't tell" policy which allowed the military to kick out openly gay soldiers. President Obama also voted against a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage while serving as a Senator.
  7. Tax Issues: President Obama has called for the so-called "Buffett Rule", which would impose a 30% tax rate on all individuals making over one million dollar a year. The tax was named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who noted that under the current tax code, he paid a lower tax rate than his secretary, as most of his income was from investments that were taxed at 15% as opposed to the secretary's salary that was taxed at a higher rate. As a Senator Obama consistently voted against abolishing or raising the limits on the so-called "death tax" (which currently only applies to individuals passing on more than two million dollars worth of property to their children). Obama has received a 100% rating from Citizens for Tax Justice, a group devoted to "progressive taxes."
  8. Immigration: In June 2012, President Obama issued an executive order for his administration not to pursue deportations and/or legal action against illegal immigrants who had been brought to the country as children and were not in violation of other laws or regulations. As a Senator, Obama voted yes on the comprehensive immigration reform bill in 2007, which was supported by President Bush and most Democrats in Congress, but faced major opposition from most Congressional Republicans.. As a Senator, President Obama was rated 8% by the United States Border Control lobbying group, indicating a strong desire for immigration reform and relatively open borders.
  9. Gun Control: During his campaign, Obama expressed supports for stricter gun control, a ban on semi-automatic weapons, and stricter accountability for gun show dealers.

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    • Ralph Deeds profile image

      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago

      Sounds like a winner to me!

      However, in my opinion, he should be sticking with a universal, single payer Medicare health coverage until forced to bargain down from there depending on the composition of the Senate and House after the election.

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      College politico 8 years ago from Alexandria Virginia

      Interesting... so how does the most liberal member of the senate plan to bring us all together exactly?

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      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago

      Not true. That's just another bit of misinformation being put out by Republicans. Obama isn't the most liberal member of the Senate. That label belongs to Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

    • DHurwitz187 8 years ago

      On the Gun Control issue... he recently came out in support of Second amendment right, after previously being opposed...

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      ajherrma 8 years ago from United States

      Just wanted to respond to the last comment...I'm all in favor of free speech so I'll approve anything that isn't blatantly false or a malicious attack. But to say "OBama came out in support of second amendment right, after previously being opposed" is really misleading (not to mention gramatically atrocious) charatcerization of a complex issue. Saying someone is in support or opposed to any amendment is ridiculous since every single politician supports the Bill of Rights, the question is how you interpret what the bill means. Obama is generally towards the left when it comes to gun control issues, and he has made some contradictory remarks on the subject, but to say he "recently came out in support of the second amendment" is just a meaningless statement.

    • DHurwitz187 8 years ago

      Point taken, and perhaps my previous comment was poorly worded (I didn't realize the formality of HubPages Comment board) but with that said... I have been bothered with Obama's lack of strong positions on important issues such as Gun Control. His language seems ambiguous, his response to the latest Supreme Court ruling was as follows:

      “I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms, but I also identify with the need for crime-ravaged communities to save their children from the violence that plagues our streets through common-sense, effective safety measures...”

      No matter what your personal feelings are towards Sen. Obama, it is important that we demand clear positions from those running for the most powerful position in the world. It's okay for candidates to shift positions on issues, but they need to be up front about it when they do and not claim otherwise (FISA anyone?). We cant depend on the corporate media to find out the answers fom us... so this job is up to the voters...Demand real answers from our leaders!

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      ajherrma 8 years ago from United States

      Great response. Boards aren't formal but I try and keep the discourse level on my hubs (at least the political ones) at least somewhat up there. Totally agree with the point about politician's being more upfront about their views, and about how the mainstream media has largely covered the election as either a horse race(focusing on polls) or a series of staged events where the goal is not say something stupid, rather than focusing on what candidates actually believe about the issues and what those beliefs will mean for their future policies.

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      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago

      Obama's position on the Second Amendment sounds to me like he does not support outright bans of handguns as in the case of Washington D.C., but he does support stricter and more effective laws controlling the sale and licensing of handguns. In other words it's a balanced position as he is inclined to take on many issues which recognizes both the right to "bear arms" and the needs of cities to deal more effectively with gun violence by controlling who can lawfully own and sell guns. For example, I assume he would support efforts to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and people convicted of violent felonies.

      I can buy Obama's position on guns, but not his vote on the FISA bill. As something of an expert on Constitutional law, he should have known better than to support that odious piece of legislation! I suspect he was trying to protect his flank against attacks from the right that he is "soft on terrorism." Presidential politics is a dirty business.

    • Trice 8 years ago

      Every Canidate is telling me what i want to hear so they can be elected to the White House. I want to hear the TRUTH, the real reasons why you want me to vote for u especially if you are attacking one another in the media. All BS aside to Both canidates, be HONEST I want to know why do you want my vote. I wanted to use other words to express frustration because since I was 18 I voted. Now I'm 39 with an 19 and 18yr old registered voter. What do I tell them, they are a bunch of LIERS. Your word suppose to be your bond. stop jerking me around and be HONEST. and let's not forget, a President can only do so much if we have a Congress arguing at each other. The ironic thing is that me as being an American would have to go to ANGER MANAGEMENT if I behaved they way they do. So stop telling me what i want to hear and start being honest. Like we say in my Neiborhood Senators McCain and Obama stop Fronting for the Cameras quit listening to other people that is constantly in your ear and RUN your own so you can win my vote. Thank You and Good Luck

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      JOReilly 8 years ago from New York

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      Tim 8 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Ending torture is BAD?

      Dude...even O'Reilly is opposed to torture! I love the show 24, he says, but even HE realises that torture is not getting us answers.

      I'm opposed to the death penalty except in VERY few circumstances, and torture is something that is hardly worth it. Jack Bauer is fake and so are his tactics. Yet another way mainstream media has convinced us of lies being 'true.'

      I'm not an Obama supporter either, but some of his views are legit.

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      Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

      Trice, any politician that speaks "the truth" will be ripped to shreads and won't even make it past the selection for who will be seriously allowed into the primaries.

      In truth, we Americans do not want our politicians to tell us the truth. We may think we do, but I would wager that 99% of us (and you may be in the 1% exception to Chef Jeff's Unofficial Rule of Probability) will not believe the truth when we hear it spoken.

      Tell me honestly - if a politician said the truth that we are a nation of idiots who vote as a knee-jerk reaction to the lies told about the person we either support or do not support, would you believe them?

      If a politician told you it was not American to make your decision to vote for any candidate based upon a one-issue agenda, would we believe it?

      If a politician told us that our dependence upon oil was killing us, would we demand at once a change to other forms of energy?

      We might, but believe me, the attack squads would be paid millions upon millions of dollars to tell us to believe the opposite, and many of us would begin to doubt our own common sense.

      I like your idea, but I still remain convinced that, judging from past efforts, we do not know how to handle the truth.

    • Tim 8 years ago

      You know I can't help but agree that most people do make their decisions on some "knee-jerk reaction" .

      I can point how the rumor mongers spent the first few months of the campaign just commenting on Obama's name, his heritage, his pastor yada,yada,blah blah until it all mixed together into a negative bubble and for alot of people that's all they saw.

      I think that most modern intelligent individuals would get informed (real information from several sources like internet, newspaper, crossreferenced so there isn't any conusion) after complaining for the last 8 years of the last president it 's no time to be ignorant.

      See most people aren't enlightened enough or aware that their being constantly bombarded by BS, they just accept it as fact and move on with life without questioning it. Even I, myself feel here and there that my mind is being pushed by popularity and media.

      I listened to Palin tonight and just her humor and family ties make her an adorable choice for a vp but its not her credentials as a mayor of a town of 5000 or her time in dc politics, it was her words about mccain and obama that i listened to.

      She responds to Obama's message of change like he's a joke and everyone knew it even though he was the ONLY one with the courage out of ANY!! of the candidates to SAY the initial original message of change from Bush administration before the election Campaign even started(Not one candidate was saying that until he was saying it). She comments on experience even though she barely has none herself. If anything the FACT that he's not been CORRUPTED by Washington politics is qualifying to me.

      Another comment she made on Obama on his foreign policy was that "he wants to talk to the same people who are trying to get nuclear arms" (loosely quoted) but if you listened to his speech his plan was to talk with the leaders of those countries to help prevent Nuclear arms from falling into terroist hands. She made another comment that Obama doesn't want to do anything about alternative fuels even though that was a major view point rom the start to explore all avenues and put funding into those areas so we can make actual real appplical change in alternate fuels.(Palin calls it more taxes, hell she even made it sound like the IDEA OF ALTERNATE FUELS WAS MCCAINS IDEA!!!!! Go check some of those forum s where McCain was put to the question on fuel- oil ,oil and more oil baby)

      She says that MCcain is the harbinger of change but MCcain has stated on numerous occasions that he'll follow most if not all of bush's unfavorable policies. She's noted that MCcain has made decisions (just so you know i do agree with campaign reform from dirty play and sot money BS but since most goes out the window anyways with washington politics it really doesn't matter) in the senate but most are related to arizona and special interests not the country(for instance restrictions on indian casinos outside of resoirvations).

      The one thing about McCain that gets me is his support of legalizing all the illegal immigrants that are already here(I believe in the American Dream and citizenship but if you're not doing it legally you're taking the money out of American hands that need the work and the taxes out of their wallets). Can you accept the legalization of millions of illegal immigrants who crossed the border that will do your work for a lot less, you pay taxes for(health care) and get a tax return(fake tax id). You'll get this one with McCain for sure.

      And not to be blunt and insulting but the man pretty much all but said i'm not all that smart. he was the guy that did enough to just get by in school, the bottom ten in the graduating class and pratically an invalid when it comes to internet and computers( his wife has to get his emails for him) .

      I have to say that she is exactly what i thought she was, a media front for mccain, a good image to cover up everything else. And it looks like America is making the same mistakes of the past. IT says McCain for President not Palin .

      I agree that McCain is a great hero from vietnam( I went and read all the stuff on his POW engagement at hanoi hilton) but it doesn't mean reward him with the presidency.

      OH one last thing she said in that speech was that no matter where McCain goes no matter who he talks to he's still McCain where he goes but that's BS hell just 8 years ago bush and him were at each other's necks and it's been up and down between them right up to the election where he's suddenly Bush's best friend and he believes in all . Give me a break McCain is corrupted politics pure and simple. Says what the people want to hear instead of what they need to hear.

      I admit this has been an insane but interesting election and I'm glad I'm living to see history but this election isn't about the the candidates its about the understanding that things need to change in government and only one candidate said that first not just last year but since 2004 he's been saying it (check obama 2004 in youtube ;) You want to know who is being truthful? just think Obama said the same thing for 4 years straight. That's a long time to say the same message over and over. You decide who's being REAL and REALLY thinking about America's well being not just for the immediate war (its unpopular for a reason it started because of 911 but it never completed the goal after 7 years which was to go after the terroists that committed the fiasco of 911, is that not telling you something) but the very future of our country.

      So wake up America, you've been informed and given an opinion, commit to change, do the research on your candidates and make a smart decision. Or another 4 to 8 years of very similar politics to the bush Administration.

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      Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

      Well, in my humble opinion, Tim Says, I really don't care if Obama is the same or has changed his opinions from the past.  I want a president who will admit his or her mistakes, move on and grow from past failure, as Lincoln did,

      Therefore, Obama gets my vote simply based upon his ability to shake off the dust of the past, learn from his mistakes, and move on. If I held every politician to words spoken in the past, I have found that they are all flip-floppers or hypocrites.  The truth is, a human being who does not grow as human being is a child-like being for the rest of his or her life.

      Obama has proven to me long before this run for president that he is someone who, like Lincoln, learned to make the best of failure or errors or ommission and move on a better person for it.

      I had to laugh that at the GOP convention they dared to mention that they were "the party of Lincoln" when they actually have turned their backs on almost everything Lincoln ever stood for.  Someone even mentioned Gen/Pres. Grant in that pantheon mix, and I believe they also turned their backs on him, because many of the platform ideals adopted by the Republicans in 2008 are the polar opposites of what they were in those heady days of Lincoln, Grant and other thinking and growing human beings who upheld the Republlican party virtues and sins back in those times.

      If anything, the Republican surge in the 1990's and before simply relieved the Democrats from the embarrassing "racist wing" and anti-change support it had danced so carefully not to alientate before 1964. 

      Witness Johnson's dance to get the Southern Dixiecrats to go along with his Civil Rights bill.  How many old-Dixiecrats, aka Southern Democrats, abandoned the party for the Republicans?  I would say that over the next 20 years Democrat support in the South and West eroded as the Democrats became more the party of change and the Republicans were the seen as the party of "More of the Same".

      If I held President Bush to his promises of uniting us, which he made in 2000, then I would think he was a liar, because at the end of 8 years he has divided us so dangerously that we are a weaker nation because of him.  Not just with the Iraq war, but with his clinging to interests that do not reflect the needs of the People. 

      He supports, and has supported all along, the interests of the few over the many.  Why? Because the many that most need the help and support did not vote for him. He became, in essense, the President of Some of the United States, but not All.

      Yes, the same could be said of Pres. Clinton, but I would also add that the hypocrites who tried to impeach Clinton are all strangely silent on doing the same to Bush, even though all the arguments they used against Clinton also apply to Bush.

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      bill yon 8 years ago from sourcewall

      Clinton was a great president.bush and Cheney will live with the shame of their deeds the rest of their lives.the republicans are the party for the elite.the real elite,people that have so much money that they have never had to make their own beds,people that have never cooked their own meals,old money.the republicans are the party for corporations,it is the very rich that the republicans make their laws for.they have their entire base fooled.they don't care about the struggles of the average guy,they are only out to advance their power and control in the world.the stole the election,they lied to get the war in Iraq started,they revealed the identity of a CIA agent because she tried to tell them that the info they had to justify the war in Iraq was a lie.they exposed her identity to the world.the republicans have weakened America,destroyed Americas reputation in the world,and they have destroyed the American economy.they are so far out of touch with reality that they don't even know it.they do not know what's going own in the world.they do not know what's going in America.did you know that a group of college kids was leading a peaceful protest outside the republican was attacked by police?the republicans are completely oblivious to the very real anger that is building in America right now.the nation is a powder keg.we need positive change and a new direction if we stay on the same course its going to get real ugly.

    • solarcaptain 8 years ago

      In the background I har the shrill bleeting of the new VP to be, the party behind john mccain who at heart is decent guy but George bush was not mean or cynical enough to dream up the schemes and illegal means the R party uses to win elections.

      They don't stop to acknowledge wrong doing. Despite the economy being in the toilet, the theft of billions on a war supported by the war machine and the poor, dumb, rednecks, behind the scenes they are cooking up more mischief to burn the people.

      When someone reveals their low tactics they attack the source as if they are unpatriotic. They smirkenly talk about inexperience then in a political move so brazenly low they hire for vp candidate a woman known for her mouth, her attack methods, and ability to make herself into a victim of her own creation.

      All the great things they claim to be, all the things they are for and against can be ferritted out to be total lies. Limbaugh, the great illegal drug addict is praised as a hero yet stands up there and lies as easy as most people tell the truth. The party of conservatism. Hog wash. Regan was the biggest spender of all the presidents except george Bush who followed in 2000. Party for the little guy?Sure, the little guy pays their taxes, pays to bail out their reckless and criminal spending, and pays for their law schools, medical schools, Airports, and reclamation in the west, all for the gentleman farmers and ranchers who then won't allow anyone else to come in and share.

      So bereft are they of any innovative thinking, they steal O bamas change theme, give it to Mccain, who, when he sees the reaction, really pours it on, as if the idea was his own.

      Drill baby drill. that's the slogan of the liberals, the not conservative, not green except for money, republican party.

      Drill baby drill! That's your green message. Even while ice is taking homes the cry is


      THE LIBERALS, those spenders the Republicans want four more years of letting the infra structure go to hell, chasing the wrong terrorists (uh, excuse me. we are the citizens, do you still want us to just shop?)

    • Shawn Patrick 8 years ago

      If you work, and enjoy some of your money, then why would you vote for this candidate? I will not vote for him based on what I have read above. You can go ahead and vote for O'bama and see where your money goes, I will say that Socialized medicine will take money from your pocket, death tax will cut in to your inheritance, capital gains will go up, and not only on homes owned for less than 24 months on all home sales, which in turn will cut into your pocket and the list goes on and on.

    • Shawn Patrick 8 years ago

      By the way, if you think that the Democratic party does not use schemes, and illegal means to try to win an election you are sadly mistaken.

    • Babe2u 8 years ago

      And we have a winner......Barak Obama. He really knows what he is talking about. YOU GO, DUDE, he actually cares about America and more importantly, the PEOPLE of America. AND NOW, THE PREZ OF THE US, obama.....yea!!!!

    • iLUVu 8 years ago

      well, when u look at Obama's point of view you can see that he really wants to change america. Bringing back our troops, health care for everyone and everything else that does make sense.

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      bill yon 8 years ago from sourcewall

      shawn patrick how blind can you be?Cheney shoot's a guy in the face.the guy apologizes for being shot in the face by Cheney.the republicans lied to get the war in Iraq started,then turned around and revealed the identity of the spy that gave them the info because she was trying to tell them that they got it wrong.left an entire city in utter devastation(Katrina)declared victory in Iraq 2or 3 years ago,Cheney uses executive privilege to stay out of jail,foreclosure Phil wrecks the economy republicans came into office with a balanced budget left by Clinton/gore now we are a trillion dollars in debt,banks are on the verge of collapse we haven't even finished the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and McCain is talking about bombing Iran,palin talking about war with Russia,jobs are vanishing,and that's just the tip of the iceberg,open your eyes the republicans don't know what they are doing.

    • politicaler 8 years ago

      i sooo agree with bill yon

    • JoeDoe 8 years ago from Right next door

      Bill Yon,

      You hit the nail right on the head! (or kicked the republican right in the gnads....)! The republicans have a dismal record and are trying to cover it up by smearing Obama with allegations of being a muslim, a noncitizen, you name it!

      Some items you forgot to mention about Republicans over the last few years.... Larry Craig soliciting Gay sex in a public restroom while being vocally homophobic. Dick Cheney being equally anti-gay while having a gay daughter. Karl Rove refusing to testify in front of Congress. The White house deleting sensitive emails relating to the Valerie Plame identity leak. The list goes on and on.... of course McCain et al don't want you to remember these things.

    • Tim 8 years ago

      You guys are awesome i was starting to think evryone was brainwashed and I was the only one that was making sense. Karl Rove ,dirtyh polotics strategies that get people elected while BSing the american people, AND YOU GUYS SEE RIGHT THRU IT. AWESOME!!! Of course mccain is going to portray himself as the change guy now that we're soooo close to election. HE WANTS YOU TO FORGET THAT HE FOLLOWS BUSH POLICIES!!! HE DOESN'T "REALLY" BELIEVE IN NEW TYPES OF ENERGY. All I hear is drill baby, drill. Did you guys see the video of the gulf after Hurricane Ike, oil Rigs crushed and pouring gallons of oil into the sea. They tried to cover up the fact that during Katrina and Rita similar situation happened where thousands of gallons of oil were also lost in the sea. (google it you'll find the information) We are destroying the very world we live on very steadily with our dependence of oil, and that's where we'll stay if you vote McCain No Change.

      I believe America is smart it's time to hold our leaders accountible to serve, protect and IMPROVE this Great Country and the people's within its borders

    • Rosette 8 years ago

      This man is not what we need. And while I'd usually cultivate on Democrats sides, I can't vote for an inexperienced person who will most likely follow on what the other poitical houses will say -- those who were causes of the national debt.

      This really only solidifies the fact that I will NOT be voting for him. McCain -- unfortunately -- is the only feasable choice in this election. And Biden's made an idiot out of himself multiple time. My faourite being his "FDR and television" comment of the 1920's.

      And let's face it, Hilary is just a whiney woman that really shames me to say I'm of the same gender. She wants a woman in office, but it's HER that should be in. It's honestly laughable in every way.

    • Alicia 8 years ago

      I agree with some of Obama's views but he is always saying one thing then either putting a twist on it or saying a completely other statement later.

    • bunmi 8 years ago

      I am in favour of obama and think he would make a wounderful precident

    • avoid foreclosure 8 years ago

      I believe President-Elect Obama will do amazing things for our country. I'm excited to see what the future holds for us!

    • Sy 8 years ago

      Very excited about OBAMA!!!!!!!;)

    • Good for the people 7 years ago

      All of his ideas are going to flush America down the drain. i mean seriously supporting banning semi-automatic devices. very smart genious and what are we gonna do when this happens go back to the Paleolithic age and use the bow and arrow. not in favor of obama at all.

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    • JNCIA 7 years ago

      I like obama because this person always think positive not negative ....

    • usafreek 7 years ago

      Obama is an evil and corrupt politician

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      danielthorne 7 years ago

      Barrack Obama is a Communist...just take a close look at who he surrounds himself's undeniable.

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      OpinionDuck 7 years ago

      Obama appears to be a very cheaply made knockoff of Bill Clinton. Obama has the highly polished outside, the inside mechanism is missing.

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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Ralph Deeds says:

      2 years ago

      "Sounds like a winner to me! "


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      garynew 6 years ago from Dallas, TX and Sampran, Thailand

      Whatever Obama may be, it clearly ain't workin'!

    • roxanne.s.roth 6 years ago

      its interesting to read your take on Pes Obama before he became looks to me as if rather than actually looking into his policies you took his press releases at face value...not your fault I guess since the majority of the media did the same. Next time I suggest you actually look into past statements to put current ones into perspective( he is making it mandatory to buy health insurance and no it isn't what the congress has-just to point out one inconsistency)

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      Toronto12 6 years ago from Toronto

      I'm not too sold on Obama - I feel kind of duped as I was expecting real change, not a continuation of bush policies.

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      johnb0127 6 years ago from TX

      Obama is horrible and destroying our nation! He is a Socialist liar!

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      TinaMarieTad 6 years ago from Michigan

      I feel that Obama supporters for the most part are dilusional and misinformed and easlily won over by

      false promises. Obama's socialistic agenda for America

      is a disgrace to the Constitution by which our Country

      is governed by. I respect others opinions and try to learn and see from their point of view, but on this subject I stand strong. Enjoyed reading your perspective on things.

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      D. Banks 6 years ago from Georgia

      Obama may have an agenda, but it is evident he doesn't know how to execute it. Health care was a near failure, he does not know how to handle the oil crisis, and he does not have a realistic plan to fix the economy. People said George Bush was incompetent, but Barack Obama doesn't seem to be too intelligent either.

    • mason lerner 6 years ago

      Gay Rights: The president issued an order ending the "don't ask don't tell" policy which allowed the military to kick out any openly gay soldiers.

      i belive there shouldn't be any gays in the military because they would bring the strenght and wouldn't be strong enough to even proform. so i say kick out the weakest link!!!

    • Always Greener 6 years ago

      Obama is a great president, in a country that is not really accustomed to great presidents, or decent politics. Basically, the media runs American hearts and minds, it's a country where the affairs of Megan Fox or Justin Bieber take precedence over matters of importance. That's the view most in the world share.

      The empire of America is falling apart at its seams and the people desperately want to blame something or someone for what they themselves have helped create and perpetuate: mass ignorance and inexcusable meddling in world politics and affairs. Who cares about what happens in America, it's already done its worst in regards to the current global financial crisis.

    • linsy 6 years ago

      All borders into the USA should be closed and everyone not born in this country deported to their home lands to clean up their own mess. No one allowed into this country except Americans. Invaders should be given one warning to turn back then controlled by whatever means needed to stop them. The invaders of this country are causing most all the problems and should be expelled with extreme prejudice. Obama is obviously too much of a coward and a cohort to do this, but doesn’t the military and even some state and government agents take an oath to defend the USA against all enemies foreign and domestic no matter who the enemy may be. Linsy

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      N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

      Hello Ajherrma,

      This is a great Hub.

      Finally, someone mapping things out, and telling it as it is and was.

    • Rookie70 6 years ago

      After years of listening to people discuss politics and social issues, the economy, the government, people in the white house, people in the office, and everything else, and after years of campaigns and elections went by, the American people in general, have never stopped complaining about something. Regardless of who's in the white house, there will always be something that isn't right. There are a couple of sayings I wan't to share. The first one is, "You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can't please everybody all of the time." And the 2nd saying is, "History is a cycle that repeats itself." The point I am making is that maybe we need to take a deep breath, sit back and look at the whole picture. It's time for people to step outside of the box, and look into it from the outside, and then examine the issues. Right now I see the world inside of a box, full of people who are forever crying about the same issues they've been crying over for years. Did anyone ever take the time to think that there aren't any perfect candidates? Perfect rulers? Perfect laws? This is in context of man-made laws. Perhaps all of the answers to our minute political issues do not come in the tangible form, but in the intangible. In other words, maybe what Obama did when he passed a tax law that affected the wealthy as a resolve for those who are financially incompetent and less fortunate, including those of the minority, seems to be altogether an innovative idea which seems to promote an idea of charity(tithes to help the poor), and may very well end up being the solution to the economy:

      1. Put those who are handicap, minority, disadvantaged, and incompetent into schools and/or work, so that they can help contribute to the welfare of the communities.

      2. Mitigate the promotion and the potential possibility of capitolism, which is synonymous with gambling, and this would definitely make the economy worse.

      3. Focus an attention on re-structuring the white house and the affiliated offices, which would clean up all of the dirt and deeds that went on behind closed doors, prior to Obama's election.

      The truth is, good ideas, good plans, and the best solutions have always been scrutinized and criticized as soon as they were revealed, but in the long run, they turned out to be the right answers and the best solutions after all.

    • GeorgiaTbilisi 6 years ago

      Ultra liberal. He believes in a secular nation where there are no standards of behavior. He supports things like giving contraception to minors. He supports cutting and running in Iraq, with no plan to get out of there. He supports taxing and spending like crazy.

      Also visit my Hub and comment what do you think about Saakashvili

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa


      Friends or Foes, OBAMA the Great

      Check this SITE OUT MAY 3/2011 ALLIES AND ENEMIES

    • Cedric 5 years ago

      No one said it would be easy. It probably take years for the nation to get in its track. Whatever the truth and lies that it might be, right now we have a President that is trying to deal with the solution.

      Though some or mostly do not like his rules and doodats, everyone must agree it needs to change. Try keeping your head straight and try moving forward, that is always my policy.

      Also take note that America is not only who is concern. The whole world is watching their progress and preparing for the worst if it should happen. Arrogance is blindness, Acceptance leads enlighten, and if not to be true or the information that 'they' acclaimed are fault then give explanation.

      My views about him is that he's like a People's Champ. Though I could be wrong, I see the person that way.

    • jovanny sanchez 4 years ago

      obama you are the best

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      On Jan.24,2012 President Obama gave his 3rd ''State of the Union '' speech. The speech was praised by some members of Congress as the best speech that President Obama has made in his 3 years in office. The theme for his re-election is fairness and that the rich should pay more ( taxes). President '' I '' Obama told the nation what he wanted them to hear. The only problem is that the President's Administration’s performance is the opposite of the President's message.

      Somehow the President hasn't figured out how to cut the deficit and the national debt. In 2008, candidate Obama promised to cut the deficit 50% in his first term. The facts are that he has raised the National debt $5 trillion and still counting. Check this out to get a better understanding as to the truth, yes the truth.

      The Senator Coburn report '' WASTE IN GOVERNMENT''


      ‘’ Back In Black’’

    • Eyes 4 years ago

      "The smartest man to inhabit the White House." I read this sentence, and then I just didn't bother with the rest.

      It is always good to view the positive attributes of Obama, however glorifying him does not insure credibility in this article.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      Obama is a smart man!

      Today is Feb12, 2012 and the President and the Senate have yet to pass a 2012 budget. The last 3 years of the Obama administration, the Democrat controlled Senate under the leadership of Senator Reid (2007- today) has yet to pass a budget. A 2012 budget ,‘’cut, cap and balance’’ was passed by the newly elected (2010 election ) Republican House of Representatives in Feb 2011. The Democrat controlled Senate did not allow Senators to debate, amend or pass the House budget.

      Recently a CBO REPORT projected that the budget year 2012 will again, as in the previous Obama Presidency years , have a $1 trillion plus deficit. Do we the people have a dysfunctional government?

      Take note that the Democrats have had 2/3’s control of our government since Jan. 2007.

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      "Obama on the issues"?

      A Fairness Quiz for the President


      President Obama has frequently justified his policies—and judged their outcomes—in terms of equity, justice and fairness. That raises an obvious question: How does our existing system—and his own policy record—stack up according to those criteria?

      Is it fair that the richest 1% of Americans pay nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, and the richest 10% pay two-thirds of the tax?

      Is it fair that the richest 10% of Americans shoulder a higher share of their country's income-tax burden than do the richest 10% in every other industrialized nation, including socialist Sweden?

      Is it fair that American corporations pay the highest statutory corporate tax rate of all other industrialized nations but Japan, which cuts its rate on April 1?

      Is it fair that President Obama sends his two daughters to elite private schools that are safer, better-run, and produce higher test scores than public schools in Washington, D.C.—but millions of other families across America are denied that free choice and forced to send their kids to rotten schools?

      Is it fair that Americans who build a family business, hire workers, reinvest and save their money—paying a lifetime of federal, state and local taxes often climbing into the millions of dollars—must then pay an additional estate tax of 35% (and as much as 55% when the law changes next year) when they die, rather than passing that money onto their loved ones?

      Is it fair that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, former Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel and other leading Democrats who preach tax fairness underpaid their own taxes?

      Is it fair that after the first three years of Obamanomics, the poor are poorer, the poverty rate is rising, the middle class is losing income, and some 5.5 million fewer Americans have jobs today than in 2007?

      Is it fair that roughly 88% of political contributions from supposedly impartial network television reporters, producers and other employees in 2008 went to Democrats?

      Is it fair that the three counties with America's highest median family income just happen to be located in the Washington, D.C., metro area?

      Is it fair that wind, solar and ethanol producers get billions of dollars of subsidies each year and pay virtually no taxes, while the oil and gas industry—which provides at least 10 times as much energy—pays tens of billions of dollars of taxes while the president complains that it is "subsidized"?

      Is it fair that those who work full-time jobs (and sometimes more) to make ends meet have to pay taxes to support up to 99 weeks of unemployment benefits for those who don't work?

      Is it fair that those who took out responsible mortgages and pay them each month have to see their tax dollars used to subsidize those who acted recklessly, greedily and sometimes deceitfully in taking out mortgages they now can't afford to repay?

      Is it fair that thousands of workers won't have jobs because the president sided with environmentalists and blocked the shovel-ready Keystone XL oil pipeline?

      Is it fair that some of Mr. Obama's largest campaign contributors received federal loan guarantees on their investments in renewable energy projects that went bust?

      Is it fair that federal employees receive benefits that are nearly 50% higher than those of private-sector workers whose taxes pay their salaries, according to the Congressional Budget Office?

      Is it fair that soon almost half the federal budget will take income from young working people and redistribute it to old non-working people, even though those over age 65 are already among the wealthiest Americans?

      Is it fair that in 27 states workers can be compelled to join a union in order to keep their jobs?

      Is it fair that nearly four out of 10 American households now pay no federal income tax at all—a number that has risen every year under Mr. Obama?

      Is it fair that Boeing, a private company, was threatened by a federal agency when it sought to add jobs in a right-to-work state rather than in a forced-union state?

      Is it fair that our kids and grandkids and great-grandkids—who never voted for Mr. Obama—will have to pay off the $5 trillion of debt accumulated over the past four years, without any benefits to them?

      Mr. Moore is a member of the Journal's editorial board.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      Your post is above awesome for this hub. The true facts are not what liberals and the followers of the President want to hear.One must take note that the Democrats have had 2/3's majority control of our Government since Jan. 2007- Feb.2012 and counting the days.It appears that what they were left with when Obama took over in Jan 2009 was mostly what they ( THE DEMS ) had sowed in 2007 and 2008.

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Jon, you and I (and I hope a majority of Americans) are of like minds on these issues. We'll see in November!

    • guestt 4 years ago

      I thought this was supposed to be "unbiased" this does not fit under that category.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      check this out.

      White House senior adviser, David Plouffe

      Unbiased and uncut! Fair and balanced?

      March 25, 2012 ‘’?"The new Republican budget plan:’’ ’’smoke, smoke…’’.

      Rep. Paul Ryan

      House Budget chairman defends GOP budget plan

      Last years House budget 2012 was debated and voted on and sent to the Senate in march 2011.That’s the way the process works as per the CONSTITUTION. The Senate takes the bill to the floor and debates, amends and than votes. For the past 3 Obama years ( our leader )the Senate did not allow our elected officials of both parties to carry out the duties of their office.

      The We the People are being cheated by the leadership. This is the ‘’FAIRNESS’’ that our President spoke about recently in the State of the Union speech?

    • 4 years ago

      i think the man has so far done a credible job i think all people know this , and no explanations are needed, the economy speaks for itself today

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      check it out.

      March 25, 2012

      Rep. Paul Ryan defends GOP budget plan

      The President's Speech Distorts the Truth to Distract From His Failed Record

      STEPHANOPOULOS: This Week on CBS

      the Ryan budget by Congressman Van Hollen

      Last but not least, BE the judge!


      Obama chief strategist David Axelrod

      Live and uncut, scare tactics?

      President Obama’s 2011 tax returns rate was . 20.5 % , a lot less than his secretary

      Note that Wallace questioned if the president will be sending a check to the treasury.

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      TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

      To those who thought Obama was/is a loser: Housing starts are up, unemployment is down, Obama has tried and so far has achieved passage of a bill that will help millions of Americans, he has ended the war in Iraq...seems to me he's doing a good job!

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      ''has achieved passage of a bill that will help millions of Americans'' REALLY


      Obama’s Supreme Court Remarks


      Study claims Obama's health care law would raise deficit


    • bonniewheeler 4 years ago

      Bush Washington and Truman were the most honest and truthful president so far. Washington is known as the most truthful, Clinton was known as the biggest liar; Obama is known as the most deceptive. Remember his arm twisting and bribery to get those that he wanted in office? Remember his lie, claiming that banning Fox from news confernce was an over sight. The papers that Fox sued to obtain proved that it was intentional. The media forced him to allow fox. They wouln't go either.

      Remember as Senator, he opposed government forced health care - even boting against medicare.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      File it for the future.

      April 19, 2012

      Democrats Joining G.O.P. on Keystone Pipeline approval

      Obama has said he would veto. The bill passed 293 to 127,

    • bob 4 years ago

      when was this updated

    • Vick 4 years ago

      While you guys quible over who stands for what and how polititians manipulate there positions and words, they are slowly dipping our fragile bodies into the proverbial culdron full of boiling oil called debt which benefits their cronies through bills passed in the night, war which politisizes them globally to keep the world economic disaster going and taking away our right one regulation, bill or socialistic policy maker at a time. You don't cook frogs by throwing them in a pan because they jump out, you put them in the pan and turn up the heat slowly. Wake up America, you can't be this ignorant forever.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

      Vick 2 hours ago

      Well said, America needs to get by the propaganda of the times.Hopefully, change will come in Nov.

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      TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

      We can all talk, discuss, rant and rave, but in the end, it will come down to this: When you enter the voting booth in November, you will have to decide which candidate best represents your own views and which will serve America the best. Personally, I see Obama rising from the ashes of a shattered country and feel he needs more time to finish his good works. In the face of the consistent unwillingness of Norvill Renquist Republicans to work with him, he still has accomplished many good things. Not too many people would have been able to do that. He's quite a guy.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      Well said except for the good guy attribute.

      Barak Obama Campaign Promises During the 2008 presidential election campaign

      Senate Democrats Vote No To Extend The Payroll Tax Deduction

      Republicans proposed a bill that would extend the pay roll deductions without increasing the deficit.


      Obama’s Supreme Court Remarks

      27 House Jobs bills in the Senate waiting for approval by the Senate.

      What’s the hold-up, Obama or Reid?

      Be the judge, ''fair and balanced, we report , you decide ''. FOX NEWS

    • J Harris 4 years ago

      This is to both parties.Slush fund TRUST FUND .Less regulation MORE PROSECUTION that brought our economy here.Leaders please protect citizens.Allow us to dream again.Pull together Stop blaming Find real solutions for our country,while we still have time.Put America' s first.Economy,Jobs ,family,budget,taxes ,give us a clear picture so we can move forward . Lead us,come together for OUR COUNTRY.Make a plan. Work Your Plan.

    • Klondike624 4 years ago

      With all that I have read here, and have listened to the last 3 years, in my gut, I feel that anyone who becomes President, will always have a rough first term. 4 yrs is just to short of a time to get not just your own agenda through the muck & mire of politics, but, you have to attempt to clean up the previous administration(s) crap as well. Then you have to deal with one side of the isle or the other blocking your all-be-it well intentioned ideas. Most people do not take to change of any kind easily, and it should be seen that Pres. Obama has had more of his shots blocked than any other President that I can think of in my 50+ years of existence.

      There can be any number of reasons that his policies have turned up in the circular file (trash can for u non-military people) just kidding.....and I do not like playing the race card either, but somethings that take place have to make you go... mmmm..I also can not recall any other President not receive at least the proper respect due his title as President, but even the media has not shown the proper level of respect to the President at various times... we all have heard it, but some may choose to ignore what is or is not being said and how it is being stated either.

      The long and short of this writing is this, I want to see if this President can help to get AMERICA back on it's feet before someone else "changes things" again.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      '' I want to see if this President can help to get AMERICA back on it's feet before someone else "changes things" again.''

      The big change started in Jan.2007 when the Democrats took control of Congress.Senator Obama was in Congress and was a part of the majority. Take note that the Democrats have had 2/3s control of our government for the past 6 years.It's time for a change, the Democrats have not performed as they promised.

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Jon what are you doing? - inserting the facts into the discussion? That won't get you any friends on the left...

      Oh well, since you chose to go down the road of truth, fact is as you say Obama had total control of the congress his first two years and if he really wanted to fix the economy and get the private sector to create jobs he could have done anything that would have worked - it just wasn't his priority, America's economic success isn't his priority and everything he and his congress has pushed through is destroying jobs and America - that is the FACT! To think that this President can help in the face of the facts, his record, is just laughable - something someone who bought an undefinable campaign slogan like "hope and change" would say!

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      AN INTERESTING LINK to the future destruction of our country. It's time for a BIG CHANGE in Nov.

      Washington is broke!


      Economy Could Tip Back Into Recession on Washington Impasse, Budget Office Says

      The Obama record to date.

      The truth needs to be reported by the mainstream media.

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Ain't that THE TRUTH!

    • oldschool 4 years ago

      wow from reading what you people wrote - this country is doomed if this is how you really see things.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa




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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      @ oldschool : Well I'll be! Sounds like you've been listening to the Obama lies if you were thinking otherwise...hope your eyes have been opened.

      Obama Breaks the First Rule of Lying Believably

      posted on May 24, 2012 by Tad Cronn

      The GOP has been “bamboozling” Americans and running up “wild debts,” the president told an audience in Denver this week.

      If you’re going to be a liar in a political campaign and get away with it, there are some ground rules that must be followed.

      Now it’s true that if you repeat a lie three times in public, it generally sticks. Especially if you have the help of sycophantic media to trumpet your lie far and wide, comment on what it means to the world, and so forth.

      Wording is also important, particularly phrased in the form of a question, such as the ever-popular, “So, senator, is it true you’ve stopped beating your wife?” No matter the answer, your victim is fixed like a bug on a pin.

      President Obama’s campaign is skilled at these tactics.

      But it seems that Obama and his teleprompter have forgotten another basic rule of successful lying: The lie must be believable.

      I think this is the blind spot that may do in the Obama campaign. Three years into his presidency, and while asking for a second term, Obama is still blaming Republicans for our massive debt. Without facts on his side, he expects voters to believe it just because he said it.

      For a lie to be believable, it has to stick close to the truth. It is true that the Bush Administration ran up a hefty tab on its own, but most people are capable of remembering that Bush had to deal with a profligate Democrat Congress that carried itself over into Obama’s regime. Even with the House going to the GOP in midterm elections, Obama still has the Senate and considerable pull in the House.

      All the programs Obama points to as his great achievements — particularly the failed trillion-dollar stimulus and health care — happened right out of the gate, under a Democrat House and Senate.

      It’s also the time when our country’s deficit bloomed like some giant alien ficus out to devour Tokyo.

      Yet, it’s precisely the time period the Obama Administration doesn’t want you to count. It was the end of fiscal 2009, therefore in the official White House version of the universe, all that spending by Obama and the Democratic Party was actually being done by President Bush, who by that time was grilling steaks back at the ranch and enjoying retirement.

      Any look at the numbers reveals Obama’s corrosive influence on our debts. The 2009 budget deficit was triple 2008?s. The deficit went from 3.1 percent of GDP in 2008 to 9.9 percent in 2009.

      Now then, who was president?

      Obama has also been telling his audiences that he signed into law more than $2 trillion in spending cuts. Those “cuts” he refers to were mostly of the Washington sort: Instead of raising a program’s budget by $12 billion, you only raise it $10 billion and voila! You’ve “cut” $2 billion.

      That sort of math wouldn’t fly in most classrooms.

      The other side of that funky equation is the beyond-rosy budget and economic projections used by the Obama Administration, such as the ridiculous guesstimate of 6.26 percent GDP growth for 2012, instead of the 1 to 2 percent we’re currently living through.

      The 2010 budget had predicted a cut in the deficit to $533 billion by 2013. Each year, that estimate has grown to the current $912 billion projection. Given the current White House’s love of “fun with numbers,” it’s a safe bet that the reality will be at least double that, perhaps triple or more — not that you’ll ever see it in the papers.

      Obama has overseen a more than $4.2 trillion increase in the national debt. That’s more than all presidents from Washington up to the first President Bush — combined.

      With such dismal failure to reign in spending, it’s probably no wonder Obama feels he has to lie.

      But it’s such a huge lie, it’s no wonder people are seeing through it.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      One must understand who the ’’ MAN ’’ is and who he represented on his way to the whitehouse.

      In Chicago, Barak Obama was on the payroll of Acorn ( funding coming from the government) as a neighborhood organizer. That job requires one to instruct the minority community as to how to receive federal dollars and how to activate the community to sometimes protest local businesses, an activist operation.

      The man has little experience in handling huge sums of money, only because money came to him from donations or grants from the government. That’s who the ‘’ MAN ‘’is and his associates are unions, activists, socialist and other radical organizations. Someone told me recently that a ‘’ half truth’’ is really a lie.

      OBAMA’S last 3.5 years as President exposes his incompetence in governing our nation. The great unite or is truly a divider of the classes of the people in our society.

      The coverage of the mainstream media and the press regarding the half truths is a pitiful example of political bias. In Nov 2012, the people will have their opportunity to correct the mistakes of the past.

    • kenward42 4 years ago

      It was interesting that I caught part of Michelle Obama' campaign appearance on The View this morning( on which everyone of the women are blind Obama supporter, except for Elizabeth Hasselback, who is the only one in the group with true grip on political reality. Anyway, Michelle Obama said that her husband is trying to get our nation back on track. Hopefully he can do this in the next eight months (because, hopefully that will be the end of his tenure as president). because has been working for well over three years to take our country totally off track. He has alienated our country from many of our foreign allies. We have become a joke to many of them.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      The President again stated that he wants his jobs bills passed and again blamed the Republicans for holding up the bills.

      The facts are that the Republican House has passed jobs bills, Senator Reid refuses to allow the bills to proceed in the Senate. Just who does Senator Reid take orders from? Could it be from the President?

      Check these old links, seems like an old story.

      Obama Misleads on Opposition to Jobs Bill

      House passed 27 Jobs bills and have sent them to the Senate for LEGISLATION action .

      , Obama or Reid telling the truth?


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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Well I listened to bestselling author Edward Klein being interviewed today about his new book on Obama, "The Amateur". I had to laugh when he said it was Bill Clinton who called Barack an Amateur thus inspiring his title for the book. According to his research, and he is far from a conservative in background, Valerie Jarrett runs the White House and Michelle refers to Oprah as some fat rich lady. The book sounds like a must read.

    • gallo 4 years ago

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    • Ron 4 years ago

      I truly appreciate this awesome hub.Thanks.

      Ron from Fitness

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      Here is an interesting link on the Obama energy plan.

      Administration Oil Strategy Contributes to Price Increases 2009-2012

      Moreover, from 2009 to 2011, production from federal lands and federal waters combined declined significantly for both oil and natural gas. (Less)

      Obama truly is a master, a master of deception of manipulating the TRUTH.

      January 26, 2010,

      Democrats vote down Senator Coburn’s amendment to return unspent $120 billion back to the US Treasury.

      Where is the money, OBAMA WANTS IT FROM THE RICH. It's really in the government waste that the Democrats don't want to correct.

    • rebel999 4 years ago from Florida, U.S.A.

      I want to ask ALL of you to read a couple of articles that will show many of the things that President Obama has done for America since he has been elected president. On your computer Google in a search for the following articles. The first article is called ‘Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments’ and the second article is called ‘The Incomplete Greatness Of Barack Obama’. Then do a search for ‘President Obama’s accomplishments. Also we have to get people to go to President Obama’s web site to read the MANY things on the web site that shows what President Obama has done. Also on the web page is a lot of information about what Romney has done at Bain that isn’t being told by the news media that the public need to know before the election. Unfortunately all that President Obama has done for America and why he did what he has done hasn’t been put out to the public enough. So please get as many other people as you can in every way that you can to also read these articles. Use Facebook, e-mails, word of mouth or other ways.We have to do this soon. What I would like is for many of you to join in and let’s put on a campaign to have these articles printed and mailed to every household in every state. Do the closely contested states first. We ALL have to chip in to make sure that President Obama and the Democrats win and that the Republicans lose.

      Picture yourself on a ship lost at sea floating around aimlessly as fear sets in that all may perish unless land is found. The captain who made the wrong decisions that resulted in the ship becoming lost is replaced by a different captain. The new captain says that he can get you to land in six months. However after five months your ship is not a month away from land but you learn that you will be landing safely in about two more months. Now would you want to replace the captain who has for sure gotten you to eventual safety with the first captain that got you lost and after the first captain tells you that he will do the same things that got you lost in the first place? That is the choice we Americans have to make in the next election. Do you want to follow the path to recovery that President Obama is putting us on or do you want to go back to the path that Romney and the Republicans want to take us on which is the path that got us into the trouble that we were on. Romney and the Republicans want to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich and give other tax breaks to the rich. Also Romney and the Republicans want to increase military spending so to enrich their buddies in the military/industrial complex. Doing this will increase the deficit which will make Romney and the Republicans cut the budget more than they intend on which will hurt the middle class and the poor. Then Romney and the Republicans want to cut or gut as many regulations and environmental laws as possible. This will lead to more Wall Street ripoffs and a worse environment. Then the Republicans want to pass a law that will make abortions illegal and gut Planned Parenthood which will hurt women immensely. “America is Back” President Obama can proclaim to America. Romney and the Republicans will bring us to the days of past that got America in the jam that President Obama is successfully pulling us out of.

      AMERICA”S BACK! America is better off then it was four years ago thanks to President Obama who saved America from a Depression and is pulling us out of this Recession. Now if we were to have followed the advice of Romney and the Republicans and not rescued the big banks and major investment firms then our country would of slip into a Depression that it would still be pulling itself out of to this day. If the biggest banks would of not been rescued and failed then many companies deposits as well as many individuals deposits would have been forever lost. Also many foreign investors would of pulled their investments and deposits out of America. If we would have let the biggest investment firms go under then investors in those investment companies would of lost their investments which would of added to the downturn of the American economy. The banks and the investment firms are paying back the borrowed money so we Americans didn’t lose much of anything if anything but did gain a lot because what we did helped us to avoid a Depression, no thanks to Romney and the Republicans. All Romney and the Republicans will do if they win control of the government is to have us ALL singing ” Oh No! Here We Go Again!” Romney and the Republicans want to bring back the days of voodoonomics. Romney and the Republicans want to extend the Bush tax cuts and give other tax breaks to the rich while also increasing the military budget. This will lead to higher deficits which will make the Republicans cut the budget more which will hurt the middle class and lower class. Also Romney and the Republicans want to cut or gut many regulations. Lack of regulations is what got America into financial trouble on Wall Street and we don’t need that anymore. If President Obama is re-elected then the Bush tax cuts will be allowed to expire which will bring in more tax revenue which will help bring down the deficit. Then the budget cuts agreed upon by Congress in 2011 will take effect which will decrease the deficit more. Read My Better America Plan for more on this subject.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      You apparently have dismissed all of the replies to this hub regarding the Obama administration and the refusal of the Democrat controlled Senate to permit elected Senators to move and vote on jobs legislation that the Republican House has approved. The quotes from your post expose yourself to the propaganda of the Obama administration. Needless to say that in the world today many of our citizens are still out of work and the economy is still in trouble since the Democrats gained 2/3s control of the government in 2007 and 2008.In 2009 and 2010 , President Obama and the Democrats, Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, had 100% control of the government. Today the Democrats control 2/3s of the government, hopefully in Nov. 2012 the people will decide if they want any more of the broken promises of the President and his party. To accept Obama and company blaming the Republicans is disingenuous and anyone who believes what they are saying is to be a fool of the truth. Government is not the solution, government is the problem. Unemployment is actually 14.5% , the national debt has increased $5plus trillion and $ 1.3 trillion stimulus has not worked as promised. That is the Obama legacy!

      ‘’President Obama has done for America since he has been elected president ‘’

      ‘’Lack of regulations is what got America into financial trouble on Wall Street ‘’

      ‘’America is better off then it was four years ago thanks to President Obama ‘’

      ‘’President Obama’s web site to read the MANY things on the web site that shows what President Obama has done‘’.(PROPAGANDA SITES )

      ‘’make sure that President Obama and the Democrats win and that the Republicans lose.’’

      The other side of the story can be found on my hub site

    • pam 4 years ago

      i think its time that president obama to go back from where he came from where ever that my be as long as its not the united states. what about the people that are citizens does he care about us at all i think not !

    • shuja 4 years ago

      very brave

    • Henry 4 years ago

      The link description told me this was supposed to be an 'unbiased look' on Barack Obama's Political Views, but the first paragraph is full of praise. Now, I'm sure he's got some great things going for him, but I want unbiased! Please HubPages, don't false advertise.

    • henry 4 years ago

      Oops, didn't read the second paragraph, now I look like an idiot. Sorry HubPages!

    • Rob the Slob 4 years ago


      Its still unbelievably biased. By not mentioning the 4 trillion of debt in the Budget section of this article, the author has given everyone a big clue that he wants to show Obama in a positive light.

    • ErikaH 4 years ago

      I think we can all agree that Politics are full of lies, deceit, and cut throat bullshit. but as president I feel that no one is likely to "succeed". The American people are NEVER satisfied, I am new in politics. But I feel that as an American I should know what is happening and not be another person in the dark who is passing judgement on someone who is our leader. You cant expect things to be fixed over night, that's bogus. Everything must get worse before it gets better, In order to come out of this debt and blossum as a nation we must have faith in our leader that WE choose. Not knock him down because he fucked up. He's a human being, not a super hero. I am not saying I know Obama is the man for us, but I sure as shit know McCain or Romney are NOT. He without sin can cast the first stone. People act like they can do better, shit maybe you can. But I doubt it. Politics is a dirty dirty game, and to be President you have to have a such strength not to let people corrupt you and lead you astray.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      ''Politics is a dirty dirty game, and to be President you have to have a such strength not to let people corrupt you and lead you astray.''


      "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

      BARAK OBAMA has not followed the Constitution and has broken the laws of the UnitedStates.

      Government is the problem and BARAK OBAMA is the problem.

      How soon we forget, the promises and the lies.

    • ErikaH 4 years ago

      Can you elaborate on what you mean? He "broke the laws of the United States"? Because from where I stand I don't view him as a criminal or a crook.

    • ErikaH 4 years ago

      We have to go through the good to get to the bad. That is what America doesn't understand, we are so quick to dismiss something if the outcome doesn't happen quickly as possible. But things take time. We are so far into debt that no man or woman can get us out overnight. When you burn something to the ground, you have to rebuild from the bottom, that's basically what Obama is getting at. We do not want a quick fix. We want long term.

    • ErikaH 4 years ago

      Im sorry, I meant go through the bad to get to the good.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      ''what America doesn't understand''

      unemployment back up to 8.3%

      over $ 5 trillion added to the national debt

      14 million citizens out of work

      housing values down 25%

      7/23/12 short term tax relief

      U.S. families lost 39% of net worth

      Obamacare, Taxing jobs out of existence

      WHY are companies not hiring?


      Economy Could Tip Back Into Recession on Washington Impasse, Budget Office Says

      The Obama record to date.

    • rebel999 4 years ago from Florida, U.S.A.

      Romney and the Republicans are bad for America in many ways. Read to see why. Now think about this. You take your good running car to a mechanic for a tune-up. The mechanic totally wrecks your car and gives it back to you. You take your car to another mechanic and that mechanic fixes your car but you don’t like how long it took for the second mechanic to fix your car. Now would you take your car back to the first mechanic if you had another mechanical problem? Well the Republicans got our country from President Clinton in 2000 and America was doing good and our economy functioning great. However in eight years of Republican leadership and policies our country was in a very Depression. Then in 2008 President Obama and the Democrats started running the government and saved America from a Depression and is slowly pulling America out of this Recession. Of course it takes time. This was a terrible recession and the only way out was to borrow money to prop up the banks which under the Republicans rule gambled our savings away. The banks didn’t have the money to cover our deposits and if Americans would of known that and made a mad dash to the banks to get their deposits the banks wouldn’t of been able to give their customers their money. That is how the great Depression of 1929 started. A farmer went to the bank to get his money and was told that the bank couldn’t give him his money because it didn’t have it. The farmer ran out side the bank and started shouting to all in the street that the banks didn’t have their money anymore and within days the whole nation was at the doorsteps of the banks demanding their money. Thus the Depression of 1929 started. President Obama didn’t want that to happen again. So he propped up several banks with loans which they have payed back. Then President Obama propped up several investment firms and industries because he didn’t want this recession to become worse. Many more investors would of lost their money then had already and many more jobs would have been lost had President Obama not propped up certain industries like he did. Most of those that got government help payed back that borrowed money. But America is on it’s way to recovery. Thanks to President Obama and the Democrats. Now do you want to turn your country over to the Republicans who want to rehash the same ideas that got America into the Recession that we are experiencing? Do you want to give your car back to the mechanic who wrecked it? The Republicans are intent on making the Bush tax cuts for the rich permanent and cut other taxes for the rich, enact the Ryan budget plan that will hurt the middle and lower class, make abortions illegal, gut as many environmental laws as possible and increase our military budget

      President Obama’s policies is pulling America out of a serious Republican caused Recession that was on the verge of a Depression. President Obama’s policies has crippled Al Qaeda and killed numerous Al Qaeda leaders including Bin Laden. President Obama’s policies has saved America’s auto industry and America’s economy. President policies has averted a war with Iran, gotten rid of Gadaffi, gotten us out of Iraq, stabilized Afghanistan, Africa and guided the Middle East through one revolution after another without the use of American troops. I’m sure the Republicans would be proud to make the same boast but Republicans are a bunch of lying deceiving con artists who always try to twist the truth to make people vote for them. Seeing how Romney views the world makes us Americans scared of what he would do as president. With his short sighted view of the Middle East issues Romney will surely get America into several wars in the Middle East. President Obama has quieted the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis a lot since he became president while gaining the respect of Israel, the Palestinians and the Arabs in the Middle East and around the world. Romney however insults and infuriates the Palestinians by his giving a green light to Israel to do what they want to the Palestinians and his remarks about the Palestinians. By Romney saying that the capital of Israel is Jerusalem and the United States would move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Mitt Romney will make the conflict much worse as he panders to the hard liners of the Israel government as they seek to expand Israel’s settlements in the West Bank. Romney doesn’t understand what the Islamic revolutions are all about and his policies towards the Palestinians will make Egypt end it’s peace treaty with Israel and join the Palestinians in it’s struggles and conflicts with Israel as other Arabs also join the melee. Romney will cause the Arab revolution to come to the Israeli Palestinian conflict and this conflict will get uglier than we have ever seen as Arabs around the Middle East will join in the fight. All the walls around Israel and all the weapons Israel has will not stop the deadly days that a Romney presidency will bring. Then in Iran Romney’s hard stand will make Iran dig in it;s heels as it surely will want to confront Romney in any way that they can. Romney will get America into a war with Iran and this war will end up causing casualties and disruptions in America as well as in Israel. President Obama on the other hand will settle this dispute we have with Iran without the use of military force. Romney also insults Russia as he calls Russia one of our foes. Romney lives in the past as his cold war mentality questions why we are taking down a missile defense system in Poland when it is apparent that the cold war is over and we don’t need a missile defense system against Russia. So the choice is yours America do you want a peaceful resolution to your problems with President Obama or do you want to go to war with Romney.

      This election the American people are going to have to make an important decision that will drastically affect their lives. Are you going to want to vote for Romney and the Republicans who will bring back voodoonomics. Do you want Romney and the Republicans to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts to the rich and give other tax cuts to the rich? Or do you want to do as President Obama wants to do which is to lower the deficit by letting the Bush tax cuts for the rich expire. For those that say the rich need tax breaks to create jobs I like to ask you to prove that tax cuts to the rich creates jobs. It is consumers that create jobs by buying things. The rich have already bought the things that create jobs or already have enough money to buy those things. The rich already have homes, furniture, appliances, household products, clothes, cars and other things that make up the jobs we have. You create jobs by making it possible for more people to be able to buy the things they don’t have but are too poor after paying bills to buy. When people buy things then the rich then get richer because people are buying the things that the rich sell or have investments in. That is how a good economy works. The Depression that the Republicans caused in 2007-2009 caused 9 million people to lose their jobs. That is a lot of people. President Obama has gotten America out of that Depression and is getting America out of this Republican caused Recession. There are two kinds of jobs in America. There is the public sector jobs and the private sector jobs. When President Obama and the Democrats controlled Congress they were creating public sector jobs. When the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives they shut down the public sector jobs. Then in the private sector most companies in America are run by the rich. Most of the rich are Republicans. Most of the large companies in America are now making money yet the Republicans who run those companies won’t help improve our economy by hiring new workers. The Republicans in the private sector and the public sector are purposely destroying America’s economy because they know that the only way they can win the next election is if the economy is bad and then they want to brainwash you into believing that Romney and the Republicans can make it better

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      Sir, I don't know how long you have lived in the US because your information as to what is occuring in our country is right out of the '' wiz of oz '' propaganda play book.

      Barak Obama Campaign Promises

      The reform legislation that Obama and the majority

      democrat party

      What’s a Socialist? A democratic Marxism, and it succeeded, even in (shh!) the United States

      11/28/11 Obama's General Motors [GM] Tarp Bailout - The Untold Details the real story of the government's bailout of GM

      House passed 30 Jobs bills and have sent them to the Senate for LEGISLATION action .

      U.S. families lost 39% of net worth in three years (2007-2010)

      June3.2011 good

      Ryan and Van Hollen Debate Medicare Proposals 6/3/11 '' THE TRUTH ''

      Who owns big oil? Obama and the Democrats want to tax them?

      Obamacare, Taxing jobs out of existence WHY are companies not hiring?

      Obama chief strategist David Axelrod

      Maybe if you get to the facts, you will understand?

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      What Obama is telling the people on the campaign trail is a distortion of the truth regarding the '' Bush tax cuts'', the Bush tax cuts were taken in 2001 and 2003.The truth is today, they should be noted as the Bush TAX RATES, hence not approving or extending them is a TAX INCREASE. Note that the tax rates were cut for everyone who was required to pay FEDERAL TAXES.

      ''Well the Republicans got our country from President Clinton in 2000 and America was doing good and our economy functioning great. In 1994-1999 the Republicans had a majority control of Congress in the years that the economy was turned around with Clinton, balanced budgets and projected surpluses.

      This President and the Democrat controled Congress has yet to propose and approve a budget in 4 years.

    • ?? 4 years ago

      To JON EWALL, Did you ever think maybe your info is the propaganda? Sounds like your getting your information straight from some bullshit website. Why don't you do some god damn research and stop telling everyone else they are wrong about what Obama has done or whether their opinion is right or wrong. Are you on Congress or in Senate? Probable not. So take a chill pill.

    • rebel999 4 years ago from Florida, U.S.A.

      What really blows my mind about these rednecks and Southerners and religious people who HATE President Obama and the Democrats and LOVE the Republicans is that President Obama and the Democrats have done more for them than the Republicans EVER will! Read to see why Romney and the Republicans are bad for America and why you should vote for President Obama and the Democrats. The Republicans use people to get what they want and to enrich themselves! President Obama and the Democrats have helped the poor and the middle class in many ways. Religious people and the poor and the middle class know that so why do do they vote for Republicans? Are they that brainwashed that they will still vote Republican? Why anyone making under $80,000 a year would vote Republican is beyond me. You gun owners who worry about Democrats taking away your arms are WRONG about that. Yet your support of Republicans is ALLOWING criminals to get guns because Republicans STOP laws that prevent criminal from getting guns! Are you PROUD that YOU are HELPING to arm criminals! You religious people who vote Republican should be ashamed of yourselves because you ARE empowering someone to hurt others! Have you no shame for what you do? Have you no conscience? Are you so foolish as to not see what you are doing? Romney and the Republicans have intentions on hurting the poor and lower middle class more than they already have just so that they can enrich themselves! Almost EVERY war and conflict since 1980 that cost American soldiers lives was caused by the Republicans! How many of you and your children are you going to send to Romney’s and Republican’s wars and conflicts? Take a look into your child’s eyes and your neighbors eyes and ask yourself if you want to be responsible for your child’s or neighbors death or suffering before you vote Republican!

      To cut as much as you can out of the budget while raising as much revenue as you can is the way to solve any kind of deficit in any kind of operation, be it business or government. You can tax the rich, those making over $200,000 a year, at a high rate, say 40% and it wouldn’t hurt the economy. Those high wage earners make enough money to BUY the things that fuel our economy. So why give tax cuts to the rich? What you want is to get enough money in the hands of people making $18,000 to $80,000 dollars a year so that THEY can BUY things that fuel the economy. The economy is like a piece of pie, the more people who can buy a piece of the pie the bigger the pie you will need. Reorganize our government so that it cost less is something we have to do. Raising more revenue for our government is something we have to do. NOW LET”S DO IT!

      It’s the Republicans who are destroying America’s economy. There is a conspiracy by Republicans in the private and public sector to ruin America’s economy. The Republicans in Congress have shut down the hiring of government workers by drying up any funds needed to hire government workers or pay for any government projects. Then in the private sector the rich run the economy. The rich run the companies of America. Most of the rich are Republicans. Most of the companies are following a model of operation that leads to less employment and less economic growth. Most large size companies have as their model of operation a policy of cutting their workforce to the bone and cutting benefits of employees in any way as much as possible. Many large size companies have as their mode of operation a policy of taking profits and not using these profits to help hire people but instead hand dividend payouts to share holders or hang on to their profits instead of hiring people so that they can help make our economy grow. Before 2008 companies would keep part of their workforce on the books even though those workers weren’t producing much. however now companies cut as much as the workforce as they can as these companies put more of a work load on the employees they do have without increasing their salary. If all or most of the large profitable companies were to just increase their workforce a little bit then our economy would start growing faster than it is right now. An economy grows by one wage earner buying something that gives another worker an opportunity to work which gives that worker an opportunity to be a wage earner so that that worker can buy something that gives another worker the opportunity to work etc.etc. However these large profitable companies won’t do this because the rich, which are mostly Republicans, run these companies and the Republicans are doing their best in the private and public sector to make sure that our economy is doing bad because the rich and the Republicans want this economy do be doing bad because Republicans know that a bad or slow economy is their ONLY chance of winning the election. Also the Republicans aren’t helping the economy much because the Republicans aren’t buying many things which in turn fuels our economy. Just go to Republican districts in America and you will see a lack of economic activity in the retail industries in those districts. Look at Republican household budgets and you’ll see a willingness to save their money instead of spending their money on buying things. So as you can see the Republicans of all kinds are doing their best to ruin America’s economy. The choice you voters have to make is if you want to reward them for ruining America’s economy by voting for them. Do you want a return to voodoonomics which Romney and the Republicans want to do with their tax cuts for the rich.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      Can you tell me why the poor are poor and why the midle class is now a part of the poor class? It appears you have the answers ?

    • rebel999 4 years ago from Florida, U.S.A.

      Jon Ewall. One of the problems with the American economy today is that the rich have taken most of the profits from the economy and kept it for themselves instead of sharing it with everyone else. The economy is like a piece of pie. the bigger the piece of pie one takes the smaller the pieces for everyone else. We need an economy where everyone has a chance to be able to have a job and to be able to buy many things after paying for the basic necessities of life. When people are able to buy many things then the rich get richer by selling those things that people need. Again the economy is like a piece of pie. The more people who can afford a piece of pie the bigger the pie you will need. For the last thirty years since Reagan America has been running it's economy based on voodoonomics where the rich get richer and some how that was to produce jobs for the rest of us. However voodoonomics bankrupt our economy, it never worked. What we need to do is to totally reorganize our government so that we have the best possible government for the cheapest possible price. to do that read where you will see a whole new way to run our country. On the web page is an article titled 'America, Save It Or Kiss It Goodbye' where I outline how to change our government in many ways. Also there are many other ways on the web page to change our government for the better. To fix America's economy we have to cut the cost of government as much as we can while raising as much revenue as we can. If the rich would contribute more to the economy by not taking so much of the profits for themselves and instead let the middle class and the upper lower class have some of that profits then people would have more money to spend. Let me ask ALL of you something, how is it that giving tax breaks to ANYONE making over $120,000 a year going to stimulate the economy? Those making over that amount can ALREADY afford most of the things that fuel the economy or can ALREADY afford to buy the things that make the economy grow! Those people making more than $120,000 ALREADY own ALL or can buy or most of the things that grow the economy that people buy in the house like food, refrigerators,carpeting, furniture, clothes, kitchen utensils, cars etc.. So the rich get their their tax breaks and spend it on going on foreign vacations, buying foreign cars, savings or investments and other things that doesn’t grow the American economy. It’s the people making between $18,000 and $75,000 that can stimulate the economy the most because this group of wage earners are the ones who NEED to buy the THINGS that improve our economy! Remember the economy is like a piece of pie. The more people who can afford a piece of the pie the bigger the pie you will need! Creating consumers is how you improve the economy! You DON”T create consumers with Romney’s voodoonomics tax cuts for the rich! Also we need to give tax breaks to ONLY small companies that are not making much of a profit not big companies that don’t need them like oil companies. The Republicans have decreased the amount of consumers that America had with the Depression that they caused in 2008. President Obama is doing all he can to create more consumers while Romney and the Republicans are doing their best to stop him from doing so! Think about all of this and more before you vote!

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      You are a lost soul, you are simply miss-informed as to what has happened in the last 6 years, sorry to say. In the pie you neglected a slice for the government

      The pie is MADE UP of a component of workers, employers and the government, who by the way will take a 35% of the pie on the profit, if there is one. There is no pie for the employer if there are no profits. Think about it. The employee gets his piece first, the employer next, to pay for all the costs incurred in being in business AND WHAT‘S LEFT MAY BE PROFIT. In the summary, let’s assume that the government never loses anything which is true, it never loses.

      The company has an investment and on any investment one wants to receive a %% of return. The return on investment is taxed again 15% ( capitol gains, dividends etc.). The president and certain people on the left condemn companies making profit. That don’t make sense because, the more profit, the more revenue goes to the treasury to run the government.

      The Truth on big oil earnings. The big government wants ‘’ fairness ‘’

      Who owns big oil? Obama and the Democrats want to tax them?

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      ''President Obama had repeatedly express a desire to extend tax cuts only to those making under $250,000 a year, ''2012, the Bush tax cuts were used in 2001 and 2003 in order to spur the economy. Today they are tax rates that have been used since 2003.If Congress takes no actions, the rates will go up for ALL taxpayers, in reality a tax increase. Obama pledged not to raise taxes in a recession,will he break another of his promises?Recession Possible if Impasse Persists, Budget Office Says

      economy could relapse into a recession

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Jon, I am appalled at your economics illiteracy.

      You are forgetting "piece of pie" economics 101. Of course economics is more complicated than PPE 101 - we now must apply principles from LLBCE 102

      ("life is like a box of chocolates" economics 102)

      Jon, you see Obama's America 2016?

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      ''Barack Obama's Political Views''

      The President's Speech Distorts the Truth to Distract From His Failed Record


      Now you can be the judge.

    • rebel999 4 years ago

      The sad thing about everything is that nobody is giving any good advise about anything. Those on the left and the right fight among themselves and offer no solutions to the problems that they BOTH created. Voodoonomics and government welfare ism is the MAIN cause of ALL of our problems! Understand that EVERYBODY! We HAVE TO STOP using the policies of tax breaks for the rich, voodoonomics and we HAVE TO reorganize our government so that it is less expensive. The Europeans style of running their countries is DOOMED to failure! The governments of the world CANNOT give out or force others to give out benefits that the private sector can’t financially support. It’s as simple as that! The Republicans are simply going to have to make the rich pay more in taxes and the rest of us are going to have to demand less from our government. Anyone getting ANYTHING from the government are going to HAVE TO EARN what they get by working! Now EVERYBODY let’s get on the same page and let’s change things! There is only one way to get America out of the economic mess that it is in. We have to TOTALLY redesign our government. Read to see the only plan that anyone has ever offered that does that. Romney doesn't offer solutions, he just compounds America's problems.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa



      Today President Obama

      Jekyl and Hide?

      Barak Obama Campaign Promises

    • rebel999 4 years ago

      It was impossible for Obama to know what he was facing before he became president when he made all the promises that he did. After he became president the Republicans did all they could to weaken the American economy. President Obama and the Congressional leaders of both political parties have just met to discuss the economy and the budget. Yet everyone leaves the meeting without accomplishing anything. How sad! This is not the way our government is suppose to be run. The Republicans talk about President Obama not presenting a budget in three years but yet the Republicans the Republicans haven’t either. The Republicans tried yesterday to get four different Republican budgets passed but all four Republican budgets failed to pass. President Obama and the Democrats have presented a budget months ago that calls for budget cuts and tax increases but the Republicans refuse to pass any budget that has tax increases. So it is the Republicans who are holding up progress to get a budget passed. However President Obama and the Democrats need to keep trying to get a budget passed numerous times before the election as well as after the election that has budget cuts and tax increases to show to the voters that they are serious about lowering the deficit. High deficits and high unemployment is the only reason people are going to vote for Romney and the Republicans. President Obama and the Democrats have to do ALL they can to lower the deficits and improve employment by improving the economy. The Republicans are doing ALL they can to ruin America’s economy because Romney and the Republicans KNOW that a weak economy is the ONLY way that they can win the next election. With all the employment figures coming out as low as they are it’s time we get an INVESTIGATION to see if the Republicans are PURPOSELY RUINING the economy in order to win the election. The Republicans KNOW that the ONLY way they are going to win the next election is if the economy is bad and they hope that people are dumb enough to believe their lies that Romney can fix their economic problems which he can’t! We KNOW that the Republicans in Congress did ALL that they could to ruin America economically by NOT ASSISTING in ANY way to HELP AMERICA get out of this Republican CAUSED Recession that was on the verge of becoming the worst Depression since 1930. But it is time we have an INVESTIGATION into whether the Republicans in the business sector and private sector in ANY WAY PURPOSELY HELPED make America’s economy worse by not HIRING anyone or by not BUYING ANYTHING! It would make for a heck of an interesting story and GREAT campaign attack talking point. YOU folks in the media and in the Democratic Party NEED to LOOK into this and see if there is any truth to this allegation. FIND some Republicans who will come forward and say it is so. We KNOW that businesses are sitting on massive amounts of profits yet aren’t hiring many people at all. We know that the rich run the companies of America and we know that most of the rich are Republicans so it’s very possible that the Republicans in the private sector and the public sector are PURPOSELY ruining America’s economy! We ALL KNOW deep down inside that it is TRUE! NOW PROOF IT! OF COURSE WE CAN"T GET THE REPUBLICANS TO ADMIT TO ANY OF THIS!

    • kevin 4 years ago

      Very bias, you read Romney's and you see its just a description but Obama's there is enthusiasm behind the words. Useless information. They need to show the true views and values

    • shaye 4 years ago

      where the hell is unemployment?

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      9/30/12 GOP VP nominee previews first presidential debate

      Something different from what the President is saying on the campaign trail.

      Know the candidate.The Obama's don't want this video to be seen in 2012

      Untold story


      A $2 million George Soros donation to the Obama Presidential campaign

      the President supports.’’ the truth ‘’ Friend or Foe?

      Who are the progressives in the government?

      One can be the judge, the mainstream media will not report.

    • abby 221 4 years ago

      i think obama is right on all the thing he thinks he is giving women their rights unlike rommney he is the the one we should vote

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      Ken Burgess 4 years ago from Florida

      Obama himself certainly believes that first paragraph is true enough, my opinions may differ slightly with that however, as you would see in my own hubs (please do take the time to check them out).

      It is said actions speak louder than words, Obama had some great words as he was campaigning in 2008, and he has some decent words now, but his ACTIONS in the last four years are what people need to judge.

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Democrats have dubbed supply side economics with the term “Trickle-down economics” because it carries an unpleasant, urinary implication (those civil democrats).

      At his first chance in the debate, Romney turned the phrase on its head by labeling the president's policies of bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more — if you will, as trickle-down government.

      Obama's reply was to criticize Romney the next day for picking on Big Bird - I think when he loses the election Obama is hoping to get a job on Sesame street as

    • RebeccaHarris35 4 years ago

      The United States has made a mistake in electing a president ... I love Obama but I feel like the United States should've elected Michelle Obama. I feel like she's more of a leader than he is.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      Check this link, maybe you will have a different opinion?The Obama's don't want this video to be seen in 2012

      Untold story

      Mainstream media is threatening our country's future

    • heather 4 years ago

      please do not reelect obama

    • bob billy joe 4 years ago


    • glenda 4 years ago

      why are we all going to get chips in the skin we dont want that we dont want to go to hell with that mark know one does :(

    • Abby 4 years ago

      Okay, to all of those people out there who do not believe Obama is suitable to be re-elected need to think about the good he has actually done for our country. Obama has made more jobs but yet there are people still complaining! You do realize that not all of our country's problems are going to be solved in one term. Do any of you remember Roosevelt??? Well, turns out he was president even more than two terms which is probably why we got out of the Great Depression in the first place: TIME!!! So before you go and criticize Obama for ruining our economy even more, think about how there are less jobless people. Now, if your family is currently struggling you can't blame all of your financial problems on the president that came AFTER the recession started.

      Next, I just don't understand why people would be so harsh against gay marriage. If two people love each other they should have a right to marry who they want! You may answer that "they chose to be gay" or "it's against God". Listen, you do not choose who you end up loving and not loving. You still love your mom even though she can annoy the crap out of you or think about abusive relationships, sadly yes those women still love their husband even though he beats her up all the time. You understand? Now, yes, I believe Jesus died for our sins and seriously how do you think you got here?? But I don't know why the bible would say that being gay is a sin when God loves everyone. As earlier, those people didn't choose to be gay, that is just who they are; so why would God be against something he made and loves???

      Now with abortion; all I have to say is that a woman should have the right to have her own choices and that if she later on regrets having an abortion, that was her mistake and her problem that she needs to work with.

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      ''need to think about the good he has actually done for our country.'' REALLY

      ELECTION 2012 Obama distorts

      Obama's General Motors [GM] Tarp Bailout - The Untold TRUTH

      The taxpayers could lose $ 25 billion on the deal, that's a poor investment with TAXPAYER money.

      The Obama administration has done a good job according to the left to the tune of adding $5.4 trillion to the national debt, 23 million out of work and other broken promises.

    • lo0l 4 years ago

      no one cares

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      In 2009, obama sold his plan, 4 years later he offers the same plan.

      2/24/09 hope/change? 4 YRS. AGO

      President Barack Obama – Address to Joint Session of Congress


      President Barak Obama delivers the State of The Union speech

      Barak Obama Campaign Promises

      The reform legislation that Obama and the majority

      democrat party….

      Let's not forget on Nov. 6, 2012 to vote!

    • lala 4 years ago

      obamas health care plan is a very good idea

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      Lest we forget.


      President Borak Obama Campaign Failed Promises In The First Year


      Let’s look back to what candidate Obama pledged to the American people if elected. President Barak Obama pledged

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Three weeks BEFORE the election Carter rose to 47% and Reagan dropped to 39%! (Posted by: Religio-Political Talk) Remember, Reagan took 44-States, he blew Carter out of the water! WOW!

      Move over Reverend Wright and President Barack "voting is the best revenge" Obama!

      "America's Eagles are coming RULE THE ROOST!"

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      OK , Someone shot the Eagles around 10:00PM last night so you can delete my comments :-)

    • Busts Big Nutz 4 years ago

      This is the first time I've ever done research on political veiws or anything like that and to me this article doesn't make Obama look good. The majority of americans make less the $250,000 a year, so if you cut how much taxes they pay and increase how much people pay that do make that much the government will be getting less money to help get us out of debt. Then there is also people who live off of welfare and refuse to get a job so the governemt is giving money to them wich means theres even less money for the debt. I don't see how the economy can be fixed when we can't even pay off our debt. That's just what I think, if I'm wrong feel free to correct me

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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      ''obamas health care plan is a very good idea''REALLY!

      March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama is applauded after signing the health care bill

      ObamaCare increases deficit, knocking down president's vow

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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      BUSTS, You are right - but it is more complicated than that. You must realize the debt is so big there is no way raising taxes on people, rich or poor can put a dent in it and raising taxes leaves the public with less money to spend therefore hurting the economy....the only solution is to get the economy roaring which creates more jobs (therefore more tax revenue), people make and spend more money and tax revenue goes up (without raising tax rates) Cutting taxes for the middle class (the poor pay no taxes now and actually are paid money by the government in one way or another) theoretically puts money in their pocket that they will spend therefore boosting the economy but raising taxes on small businesses that make over$250,000 makes it harder for them to create more jobs, the real goal.. So the real solution is to stimulate the economy and create jobs. Historically raising tax rates alone has never increased tax revenue (the rich can afford to find ways to avoid paying more taxes) and always hurts the economy. Also to set an arbitrary number of $250,000 as the rich is totally unfair because in some places like living in NYC that is not a lot to live on. Also many small businessmen work 24 hr/day for years with little profit before they start making that much. How would you feel if you slaved for 5 years and then start making money only to have the government confiscate more?

    • Busts Big Nutz 4 years ago

      Thanks, that was very informational and made alot of sence. Honestly it wouldn't bother me to pay more on taxes, I understand the governemt doesn't opperate for free.

    • lovelymoon11 4 years ago

      The problem that I have with this article is that immediately, it is bias towards Obama as a great president. The title is "Barack Obama's Political Views", not "Look How Awesome Barack Obama Is". But I do believe that Obama was and is a better choice for president rather than Romney for the United States at the moment.

      People say since President Bush, our last former Republican Party President "ran us into the ground", then Romney won't do any better of a job as President. My reply to this is that I agree Bush created many of the issues we, as a nation, have today that we are still attempting to mend, and I am aware of the way Romney would have sought to form the nation; one that favors solely rich, white males. But I think in a way it's sort of irrational to put a label on Romney as "Just another George Bush". It's hard to know how Romney would have handled the nation's issues.

      Also I want to take into account that although Romney had favor towards one vast and specific type of people, as President, you wouldn't even have the grounds and rights to make such decisions, the President's job orbits around Checks and Balances.

      It is arguable of whether or not the President can appoint certain officials throughout the government that would reflect and support the view of that President, but in all truth the role of President really doesn't hold that kind of power.

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    • Dierk Niessen 3 years ago

      Reading what President Obama has roughly outlined, are the ideas and visions of a global social worker.

      There is certainly no room for small-minded people, having received only technical education. Short-sited, as they are, worrying only about their economical affairs and their own welfare, they proof only to be a hindrance. Strong as a buffalo they stand in the way, prepared any minute to obstruct what has been initiated. To understand what has been said, one has to be able to understand the English Language. I feel ashamed of the fact that someone so important has to tell the Germans where to focus their attention.

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      JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa


      ''it is bias towards Obama as a great president'' Benghazi Whistle blower Hearing on C-Span3 live and un edited!

      POTUS ‘’ to tell the TRUTH ‘’ Benghazi A MEDIA COVER UP

      PART 1

      Benghazi survivors

      GOP lawmakers: Obama administration blocking access

      IRS official who oversaw unit targeting Tea Party now heads ObamaCare office

      Chicago-style politics on full display in IRS and other Obama scandals


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      CarolAnnHeadrick 3 years ago

      Economics Lesson 101: Capitalism is the only way to build wealth and invest it increasing opportunities for everyone. A government who takes the money away from private citizens to share it will always run out of it. Obama stated that is who he is - a wealth redistributor. This Hub really needs to be revisited because most of it is fallacy. Your #3 on healthcare: Obamacare was never sold as making existing plans available to the uninsured. It was always a nationalized, one choice, different level cost insurance plan. Keep on eye on republican's plans to fix this fiasco.

    • laura 2 years ago

      no me gusta

    • elias herera 2 years ago

      Alas verga

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      nicomp really 17 months ago from Ohio, USA

      "President Obama has repeatedly stressed the importance of reducing the federal budget deficit, "

      Hows that working out? He's accumulated more debt than all the previous presidents combined.

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