Right off the DNC website.
I daresay GM and Chrysler would've survived if allowed to cut into the bloated albatross known as union benefits.
As for the economy.....Frank and Dodd were running rampant and are personally responsible for the economic debacle....that and the lack of oversight on the derivatives market.
Individual and family taxcuts while admirable are of no benefit to the engine that drives the American economic machine. Corporate and small business taxcuts are the key.
Yes...the Afghani situation is improving, but the leadership in place that is bringing about change was made by the previous admininstration as was the beginning of the troop withdrawal talks in Iran.
The Bush administration was not totally against stem cell research, just the methodology on the acquisition of the stem cells.
Amen...to the insurance reform.....but the initial heavy handed approach has probably doomed it for the near term.
Obama's biggest issue is his lack of control over his party in Congress.
On the economy, I said nothing about the source of the economic problems, although I disagree with your attribution. I commented on the effectiveness of Obama policies in helping to improve the situation at least for now. The WSJ noted, with respect to the stimulus program, that
“…Economists say the money out the door -- combined with the expectation of additional funds flowing soon -- is fueling growth above where it would have been without any government action. Many forecasters say stimulus spending is adding two to three percentage points to economic growth in the second and third quarters, when measured at an annual rate. The impact in the second quarter, calculated by analyzing how the extra funds flowing into the economy boost consumption, investment and spending, helped slow the rate of decline and will lay the groundwork for positive growth in the third quarter -- something that seemed almost implausible just a few months ago.”
Consumption is the engine that drives small business and large business. By handing out the tax cut in dribbles, spread across each pay check, the administration accomplished something that failed when tax cut checks were sent out in lump sums. People actually spent the money resulting in a boost in consumption. The second part of the stimulus program, expanded capital spending is kicking in just now and should provide continued stimulus ad respite while the economy continues a more fundamental recovery over time.
Just read up on your history, and see how these things develop over time.
"There was to be no "intelectual" training for the boys of the New Order, he saw intelectual pursuits as damaging to German youth."
How does that jive with Obama's message of staying in school and hittin' the books?
When Bush said it, no one thought it smacked of indoctrination into a Hitler Youth like movement. It was an innocuous statement then, just like it was when Obama had it in his original speech.Quote:
Let me leave you with a simple message: Every time you walk through that classroom door, make it your mission to get a good education. Don't do it just because your parents, or even the President, tells you. Do it for yourselves. Do it for your future. And while you're at it, help a little brother or sister to learn, or maybe even Mom or Dad. Let me know how you're doing. Write me a letter -- and I'm serious about this one -- write me a letter about ways you can help us achieve our goals. I think you know the address.
It has gotten ridicules that almost everything Obama says or does gets distorted into being part of some insidious plot. Actually, the only ones I see trying to indoctrinate and brainwash people are the nut cases like Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Hannity and others preaching their Obama socialist conspiracy and racism propaganda. I just hope most “reasonable” people won’t be so easily misled.
its really what living in America is all about. Be very thankful that we live in a country where you still get a choice of who you want to listen to,just because you dont agree with them doesnt mean they are wrong