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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:32 am, Wed Jul 27, 2011.

Since I have taken office, unemployment is a staggering 9.2 percent and the number of jobless workers for 6 months or more has soared to levels not seen since the Great Depression.

Under my leadership, gas prices are up over 100 percent. This in a country with an abundance of natural resources.

Before my inauguration the federal debt was $10.6 trillion. In two years, we have managed to increase it to $14.2 trillion and climbing; the interest payments alone are approximately $280 billion a year. Every single American citizen will have to chip in roughly $46,000 to clear up this debt.

I spent roughly $787 billion on the stimulus, claimed to have created or saved 2 million jobs, but at a cost of roughly $393,500 per job.

I'm spending $4.1 billion a day, the greatest any president has ever spent.

While the American public is concerned about raising the debt ceiling and my threat of not sending out Social Security payments, I have raised over $80 million for my re-election campaign on your dime, and also planned my birthday party with tickets ranging about $35,000 each.

But the best for last — my own bipartisan debt commission has concluded my budget savings with Obamacare is all phantom income and the cost is unsustainable. Actual costs range somewhere between $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion over the first 10 years alone.

I have only just begun. Let me have another four years, and you will think this is a walk in the park.

Fellow readers, this is the resume of the current administration. We can't afford this president.

J.L. Wilson

Lodi

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69 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:47 pm on Thu, Aug 4, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    That is your opinion... you are welcome to your opinion. I really do not think you have the ability to recognize what is real and what is not. Hope you develop that skill for your benefit .

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 11:15 pm on Wed, Aug 3, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell wrote, "I appreciate the thought... but I have worked on these things all my life. The reason I put my real picture here is that I am willing to face the public and demonstrate that I am who I say I am and that I say what I really mean. I am not hiding or pretending to be something different than my real self. How can one be more sincere than that. I am proud of who I am and like what I see when I look in the mirror. I know you perceive me as insincere and dishonest... but if you met me, I would not have to worry about anything as everything I have said on line... I believe and live. I have met people I do not know that recognize my picture and have had interesting conversations as well as very positive feedback. I have no concern what so ever in my integrity or character. I operate in the perception that if someone does not appreciate me, that it is their loss, not mine. I hope you do the same."
    -----------------------------------

    Darrell: You've said this many times already. And the hard work doesn't show. I believe that you are trying to convince yourself that you have good qualities.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:30 am on Wed, Aug 3, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    K Lee stated...Darrell: Just for the record... I would like to see you work on your sincerity, honesty, character, integrity...

    I appreciate the thought... but I have worked on these things all my life. The reason I put my real picture here is that I am willing to face the public and demonstrate that I am who I say I am and that I say what I really mean. I am not hiding or pretending to be something different than my real self. How can one be more sincere than that. I am proud of who I am and like what I see when I look in the mirror. I know you perceive me as insincere and dishonest... but if you met me, I would not have to worry about anything as everything I have said on line... I believe and live. I have met people I do not know that recognize my picture and have had interesting conversations as well as very positive feedback. I have no concern what so ever in my integrity or character. I operate in the perception that if someone does not appreciate me, that it is their loss, not mine. I hope you do the same.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 4:40 pm on Tue, Aug 2, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell: Just for the record... I would like to see you work on your sincerity, honesty, character, integrity, world view and personality....and your communication skills. Best of luck.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 1:51 pm on Tue, Aug 2, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Lee stated...I don't even see you as remotely kind, thoughtful or intelligent...
    then Ms Lee rudely injected...but you should know that you are only fooling a few fools...

    Antonym to intelligent= stupid.
    in other words... not only is she stating that I am stupid, thoughtless and unkind, but she thinks anyone who disagrees with her is a fool.

    My guess is K Lee has been busy reading " How to Win Friends and Influence People" ...Written by Dale Carnegie ... Ms Lee, thank you much for providing humor when your intent is to be disagreeable... the joke never ends.

    Just for the record... I think you are sincere, honest and intelligent ... unfortunately, your character, world view and personality diminishes your postive qualities.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 10:20 pm on Mon, Aug 1, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Obviously I disagree with you Darrell. You are clearly not a reasonable or truthful person of integrity. I don't even see you as remotely kind, thoughtful or intelligent. I'm know you will continue to try and build up your persona here, but you should know that you are only fooling a few fools into thinking you are a person of respect and good character. And to your next comments to me..."no comment"

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:37 am on Mon, Aug 1, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    K Lee stated...Yet you're still here posting nasty comments at me, Darrell. That's so odd.
    K Lee... these are not nasty comments in my view... Over 80% of all comments you post are negative and have nothing to do with constructive dialogue from my perspective. For example, I try to have an adult civil discussion about prisons and incarcerating people beyond age 80. You immediately change the tone and accuse me to showing favor to child molesters. Of course I will respond with dismay and state you are not thinking... your conclusion was childish and combative. That is not nasty … that is how I sincerely see your behavior... If I called you a “ coward”, like you called me, that would be nasty.
    I guess if you do not think calling me a coward, liar, favor child molesters, support drunk drivers, and a host of other comments you consistently state is nasty, then we define nasty differently.
    Now you are saying I am still making nasty comments about you when in reality I am just being honest... I cannot cite any examples of positive constructive thinking yet I can write a book describing all the ugly names you consistently call me, Jerome and others you disagree with... You even treated Bill Stamos, an accomplished older gentleman with disdain and disrespect. He is 80 years old and was very polite and respectful to you. Instead, you simply behaved like a teen that knows no better.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:18 am on Mon, Aug 1, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Thanks Gary!!!
    Sometimes I find it difficult to communicate what I think so that others can understand my exact intent. So many words can have double meanings that miscommunication and misunderstandings are inevitable in this format, especially when the person that you are engaging has a complete different world view.

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 6:55 am on Mon, Aug 1, 2011.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    Outstanding post Darrell, well written and directly from the heart, kudos.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 12:11 am on Mon, Aug 1, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell wrote, "I decided to stop debating you because I see nothing positive to gain. I think your intent is negative and that you offer no ideas or thought that anyone can benefit from. I sincerely think of you as an internet troll."

    Yet you're still here posting nasty comments at me, Darrell. That's so odd.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 12:08 am on Mon, Aug 1, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell: Perhaps you should pray about it.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 12:07 am on Mon, Aug 1, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell wrote, "However, some day you will be embarrassed when you discover I am a nice person who is nothing like you think... In fact, I have never met anyone in my life who thinks like you about me. I get such warm and friendly feedback from a vast majority of people I come accoss that I know your opinion means very little and has no merit."

    Darrell: You sure have a need to stroke your own ego. Obviously my opinion of you means a great deal to you (psyche 101). My opinion of you is spot on, Darrell. Of that I am very confident. And you have indeed met a lot of people that do not think of you as a "nice person". They just don't hang around you long enough for you to find out how they really feel. They just leave. I know this to be true.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:31 pm on Sun, Jul 31, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    posted at 5:06 pm on Sun, Jul 31, 2011...You are purposely antagonistic and look to make trouble whenever possible. You enjoy lying, baiting,...

    Ms Lee ... I"m not surprised that you think those things. In fact, I think your discription below is just a small fraction of what you really think. However, some day you will be embarrassed when you discover I am a nice person who is nothing like you think... In fact, I have never met anyone in my life who thinks like you about me. I get such warm and friendly feedback from a vast majority of people I come accoss that I know your opinion means very little and has no merit.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 5:06 pm on Sun, Jul 31, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell: I think your intent is negative and that you offer no ideas or thoughts that anyone can benefit from here. It actually goes even deeper, and more sinister, than that with you. You are purposely antagonistic and look to make trouble whenever possible. You enjoy lying, baiting, threatening and belittling people (and their children) on these boards. That seems to be your daily goal. I sincerely think of you as an internet troll with a severe mental disorder.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:23 am on Sun, Jul 31, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Lee... I have not seen other trolls at LNS... other than you.

    As far as Kevin... I see him as a good person who is very thoughtful. He is constructive and has many ideas that can benefit everyone who would read what he has to say. However, sometimes certain people do not mix well and rub people the wrong way even if they are good people. I decided to stop debating Kevin out of respect and because I rub him the wrong way as he rubs me the wrong way at times.
    I decided to stop debating you because I see nothing positive to gain. I think your intent is negative and that you offer no ideas or thought that anyone can benefit from. I sincerely think of you as an internet troll.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 9:48 pm on Sat, Jul 30, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell wrote, "For example, my father was an ugly alcoholic that drank and smoked often. When he drank, he was verbally abusive and ugly."

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 9:47 pm on Sat, Jul 30, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell wrote, "you are clearly the aggressor."

    Sure, Darrell, you are a victim of trolls, abuse and so misunderstood (sarcasm).

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 9:44 pm on Sat, Jul 30, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    When Darrell is forced to face the truth head on he bails...again and again.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:37 pm on Sat, Jul 30, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Kevin stated...In other words no one would mistake me for a Troll...

    Of course Kevin... that is obvious... No one would think that about you even for one second... no one was suggesting you were.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:17 pm on Sat, Jul 30, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Kevin stated...You said several times on the discipline thread about how I should be more open to alternate views and tolerant of others, why don't you feel the need to apply this yourself

    No comment Kevin... take care

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:15 pm on Sat, Jul 30, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Kevin stated...Apparently drug use is quite high for Westerners who travel to Thailand. The night life and party scene make it easy to find drugs and many Americans love to go to Thailand just for the simple access to narcotics which aren't as easily accessible in small towns like Lodi.

    Like I said... I do not wish to say anything negative about you... no comment

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 11:33 am on Sat, Jul 30, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2088

    Given that I have opposed and confronted just about everyone on these boards as well as supported the same clearly demonstrates that I am not blinded by party ideals or compulsive obsession with arguing and engaging in hostility just to insult, intimidate. In other words no one would mistake me for a Troll.

    You said several times on the discipline thread about how I should be more open to alternate views and tolerant of others, why don't you feel the need to apply this yourself?

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 11:25 am on Sat, Jul 30, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2088

    Darrell, given your irrational fantasy where you say one thing and think you are saying something else it made me curious. Apparently drug use is quite high for Westerners who travel to Thailand. The night life and party scene make it easy to find drugs and many Americans love to go to Thailand just for the simple access to narcotics which aren't as easily accessible in small towns like Lodi.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:54 am on Sat, Jul 30, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    You singled out K Lee and based on her attitude and comments she made evaluated her to be cold hearted and likely to raise similar children...

    Sorry Kevin... you are wrong “again”. Anyone, including me, you and Ms Lee, who has cold hearted tendencies will likely produce a negative result with their children. I also stated the opposite that sometimes children use their parents as a model of what not to do. For example, my father was an ugly alcoholic that drank and smoked often. When he drank, he was verbally abusive and ugly. I used him as my model for what “not” to do. I did the opposite and do not like to drink or smoke. So obviously, you interpret my words and draw conclusions that do not represent my intent. I do not care if you think it is I who is fantasizing here. I know you have no clue based on what you stated.
    In fact, I think you have little credibility considering who you do not oppose or confront in these blogs

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 8:01 am on Sat, Jul 30, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2088

    I'm sorry Darrell, but I think you are the one making up fantasies now. I called you on it when you posted it. The post that K Lee refers to was clearly aimed solely at K Lee. There is little doubt in my mind that you were intent on annoying her as much as possible implying that her parenting style makes her kids "cold hearted" much like your sole intent by posting "no Comment" to comments she makes is meant to annoy.

    In your defense (Discipline thread: 4:09 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011) of the original comment you say nothing about all children in general. You singled out K Lee and based on her attitude and comments she made evaluated her to be cold hearted and likely to raise similar children.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:35 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    In addition, I think you attempt to pretend to be a victim when in reality, you are clearly the aggressor.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:00 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Lee... I was talking about my children as well as all children in general(I wouldn't want my children to end up cold hearted)" ... I think you are cold hearted... that is my opinion.... I was making a general comment that you... me... or anyone who is cold hearted would influence the behavior of their children... I also said that sometimes children do the opposite of the parent and become loving caring people in in spite of their parents... So you are completely wrong in your interpretation of my words... I do not know your children or know what kind of people they are. It is silly to think I was talking about them...

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 7:08 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell: Your backpedaling is classic here on these boards. So are your nasty lies. Way to make a name for yourself, Baumbach.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 7:06 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell wrote to Kevin Paglia (re: raising children), "In addition to your comment, if Ms Lee says she has parenting styles similar to yours, that is further confirmation that you need to consider alternate methods. I wouldn't want my children to end up cold hearted."

    Darrell: Do not talk about my children.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:22 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    two can play at this fantasy game)..."

    Ms Lee... what is a fantasy????????????????
    maybe... something not real?????

    I was playing your game.... you claimed I was calling your children names... I then claimed you were calling my children names... both are fantasy.... since you are in fantasy land... I thought I would join you... evidently, you cannot detect fact from fiction.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 3:57 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    copy

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 3:57 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell wrote, "Ms Lee... the names to have called my children, father, mother and grandchild is unforgivable... you will get all that you deserve.... ( two can play at this fantasy game)..."

    Darrell Baumbach: You are a disgusting liar. I have never spoken ill of your children, father, mother or grandchild in any way, shape or form. Stop insulting my children, Darrell Baumbach. And I mean cease and desist immediately!


     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:02 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Bloggers like you! You must be very proud of all the names you call my children and me. Your continued slimy attacks on my children and me will get you all that you deserve here...

    Ms Lee... the names to have called my children, father, mother and grandchild is unforgivable... you will get all that you deserve.... ( two can play at this fantasy game)...
    oh yah... my bird was offended as well.... his feathers are out of joint thanks to you....

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 1:34 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Darrell wrote, "Interesting how some bloggers are intellectual dishonest. They pretend to have knowledge when in fact their awareness is very limited. For example, any person can accuse someone of making things up... you do not need evidence... you do not need to verify or substantiate... just make the accusation... end of story... That is what I have come to expect from certain posters..."
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    Darrell: Bloggers like you! You must be very proud of all the names you call my children and me. Your continued slimy attacks on my children and me will get you all that you deserve here.

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 12:18 pm on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    Commerce Department reports that first quarter GDP was revised downward from 1.9% to 0.4%, second quarter economy grew an an anemic 1.3%, forth quarter GDP was also revised downward from 3.1% to 2.3%.

    Consumer spending decelerated to a 0.1%rate, weakest in two years while consumer confidence fell to 63.7 in July from 71.5 in June.

    Not to add insult to injury, but Gallup reports that Obama's poll numbers have fallen to a new low of 40%.

    When does the "Hope and Change" start to kick in???

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:00 am on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Interesting how some bloggers are intellectual dishonest. They pretend to have knowledge when in fact their awareness is very limited. For example, any person can accuse someone of making things up... you do not need evidence... you do not need to verify or substantiate... just make the accusation... end of story... That is what I have come to expect from certain posters...

    Someone who was actually interested in truth would take another step. They would articulate specifics and details that would demonstrate that I made something up. Since I attempt to back up everything that I say, and since I research and document things, unless I have made an honest mistake, I will easily be able to substantiate that I did not make things up. Ms Bobin disagrees with me often, but I should respect her ability to articulate data that she perceives to be right. This other blogger needs to grow up and let her adolescent behavior disappear. She once referred to me as a coward... one might think that predictable coming from someone that throws mud against the wall hoping it sticks.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 2:45 am on Fri, Jul 29, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Joanne wrote, "Mr. Baumbach has once again managed to re-write history..."

    Joanne: He makes it up as he goes along.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:53 pm on Thu, Jul 28, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated...Mr. Baumbach has once again managed to re-write history with his Newt Gingrich and 9/11 references.

    Ms Bobin … I think Ms Bobin is very confused... I rewrote nothing. President Clinton was rebuked prior to Gingrich coming to power. Once he was speaker, Clinton followed the advise of his advisers and moved to the right politically and worked with the Republicans to achieve economic prosperity... The far left was angry with Clinton when he announced that the era of “ big government” was over...
    Of course he lied, but what else can you expect from Clinton who didn't have sex with that woman.

     
  • Ryan Jameson posted at 1:00 pm on Thu, Jul 28, 2011.

    Ryan Jameson Posts: 195

    Ok, so democrat talking points aside Mrs. Bobin, I am glad you finally grew a pair and said what YOU think we should do instead of trying to make everyone else look bad. It is true that people can view stats differently, but they are what they are. FACT is that under Obama this country is spending more money. IMO trying to spend your way out of debt by spending more with bailouts and stimulus packages is ridiculous. Whether it's under Bush, Obama, Clinton, Reagan (insert any presidents name here) we, as a country, are spending too much money.

    People argue against the money spent in "Bush's Wars" but where is the outrage over Libya? Where is the outrage that Obama himself (during his tenure in the senate) said that raising the debt ceiling was a failure of leadership?

    Insulting me by saying that my perspective isn't broad enough will not help you win your argument Joanne.

    I say keep the Bush tax cuts, allow the wealthy citizens of this country continue to run their corporations, remove regulatory government agencies and restrictions on business and allow people to find their own way. The policy of trying to protect every American citizen from failure (Social Security, sub-prime loans, etc) has bankrupt this country.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:28 pm on Thu, Jul 28, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Baumbach has once again managed to re-write history with his Newt Gingrich and 9/11 references.

    Here's another one for you - George W. Bush spent so much time at his desk in Washington, D.C., instead of taking vacations for one third of his presidency, that he was able to leave the country in such excellent shape. It was that nasty old socialist, Muslim, non-citizen, community leader that dumped on us all.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:20 pm on Thu, Jul 28, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Yes, Mr. Jameson, statistics mean nothing because they can be manipulated to show whatever results are desired. And it is important to talk about presidents from 30 years ago so we don't repeat their mistakes. Since you are so keen on people offering "solutions" to our economic mess, let's hear your proposals.

    My first proposals would be to eliminate the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the top 2%, rewrite the tax code to get rid of all the loopholes that have been given to corporations, especially on off-shore operations, fund federal infrastructure projects and get construction people back to work, get the new consumer protection agency head approved and get them up and running so the new financial regulations can be enforced, get every worthless member of Congress kicked out and get some individuals who actually want to work for the people instead of the special interests, and, most importantly, get rid of all of the new congress persons who only ran for office to become a roadblock to this country's economic recovery.

    As for "dragging Republicans through the mud," that is the funniest thing I have ever heard. Most are quite capable of jumping in themselves and then crying "foul!" And it sounds like you take this party affiliation stuff WAY too seriously.

    I don't know where you get your news (FOX is my guess), but I suggest you broaden your viewing, listening, and reading to get the FULL picture of what is happening in this country.

     
  • Betty Dean posted at 11:10 am on Thu, Jul 28, 2011.

    Betty Dean Posts: 144

    LOL @ Ken Lee, I did go on quite a rant didn't I. It is the truth though. I will revote for Obama because he didn't create this mess. He is tying to get it right but, there is so much wrong! 9/11 Did change everything I agree.and yes i will vote for Obama again, I think he is Bright and Intellegent, but then again we will see who is running against him. If I feel the other cantidate is better then i will vote for them. I dont just vote straight Rep or democrat. Sorry about the rant, I had a bad day : )

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:42 am on Thu, Jul 28, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Margaret stated...said predecessor having inherited from his predecessor, a very tidy budget surplus..

    Very true... thanks to Clinton going along with Newt Gingrich, and the republicans, there was a surplus...and if 9/11 never happened, Bush would not have spent anything on war. which threw our economy into uncertainty as well as changed the direction our country took.. I think what Mr Wilson did so well is to focus on what this president has and has not done. How clever of Margaret and the other posters to focus on Bush. Unfortunately, we have Obama. Bush cannot be elected again... and...Bush cannot influence our direction any more. So instead of wasting time and energy focusing on something that makes no difference, I appreciate Mr Wilson's attention and his point. Should we hire Obama again after all that he has failed to do and the direction he thinks we should go in. Even Bush or Palin would be a vast improvement ( indicating how low we have gone) even though we can do much better...

     
  • Ryan Jameson posted at 7:44 am on Thu, Jul 28, 2011.

    Ryan Jameson Posts: 195

    Mrs. Bobin. I love how you acknowledge that I used statistics and then casually brushed them aside because they don't bode well for our current President. You instead bring up a man who was President 30 years ago and is now dead. And no I did not live in the Reagan years, but I fail to see how that in any way removes responsibility from Barack Obama for continuing this economic mess. He has failed to produce any meaningful plan to address the issue. He would rather play politics and try to drag republicans through the mud so they appear as dirty as he is. He makes meaningless gestures of trying to "solve the problem" with his meetings and speeches, but again, Obama fails to create his own plan. And then his minions in the public, like you Mrs. Bobin, cannot come up with your own suggestions for fixing the problem. I will make a bold prediction. IF you respond to this post, Joanne, you will not once mention any solution to our current crisis. You will instead continue on the path of trying to fling mud in every direction other than Obama's. Prove me wrong.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 6:03 am on Thu, Jul 28, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Thank you for all of your "research," Mr. Jameson. Statistics are fine, but if you lived through the Reagan years you would know we had the worst economy of at least my lifetime (not to mention one of the worst political crimes committed by Reagan's minions that practically financed the present situation in Iran and helped support ruthless thugs in Nicaragua).

    I'm practically carefree today - much better than I did in the 80's when I had to trade in pop bottles for the deposit to pay my electric bill.

    Great comment K. Lee - the American public had no idea that Bush and cronies had kept the Iraq and Afghanistan wars "off-the-books," the tax cuts as well and the Medicare Prescription deal. Turns out Mr. Kinderman's fictional wife did a great job of "cooking the books." Now the American public has to pay - and who are they blaming. Not the "good old boy" from Crawford.

    Has anyone wondered why Bush, Jr. has the lowest profile of any former president in the past 4 decades? I think even Nixon had more exposure (anything greater than ZERO would qualify) than "W" does (except maybe for the lame commercial for Haiti where he stares in a seeminly drug-induced haze - and they didn't even dare to give him a speaking part). He's afraid to pop his head out from under the rock where he now lives.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 1:43 am on Thu, Jul 28, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Betty Dean (@11:56pm): You sure covered a lot of different topics in that post.

     
  • Betty Dean posted at 11:56 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Betty Dean Posts: 144

    Bush, left us this mess. We elect a republican and all the work Obama has done The republican will get the credit for.
    Clinton, I dont know about you all, I definately had more money when he was in office.
    I am half Republican and Half Democrat. I actually beleive we should have a Rep president and a Democrat President . The Dem can handle things here in the U S and the republican can take care of the over sea's items and split the salary.
    Part of the economic collaps is PEOPLE who were and are involved in fradulent activity such as real estate stuff and others who want to make a quick buck! People who were put in these interest only loans and mortgaged out their houses to the hilt!!
    How stupid can some people be?? And the crooked lenders that put them n the loand! Look at all the people who are npw going to prison for the real esate crap!! I dont know what the answer is but I do know there is a ton of waste in our government. I am not talking about Police , Firemen etc.. they are the little guys I am talking about in big Government and they are all crooked no matter who we vote in!Bush needed to finish his Fathers Business for personal financial gain in OIL! He got us into a hge mess Noone will spend money when we are at war and are unstable it depresses everyone! We need to take care of USA and thats it for now . we have big problems right here at home. Get the illegals out of here Learn english or go back to your Country. We are the ONLY Country who prints things in 5 different Languages, that is rediculas this is the USA. Learn our customs and our Language or get out. I have when I call DMV and I get all this push 1 for this Language 2 for this Language it make me nuts! I am not saying I am predjust because I am not I am just saying learn our Language and be here legally. Make people on Welfare drug test, if you have to take a drug test to work you should have to drug test to get welfare. Put the prisoners to work make them do somthing productive so they know how to act when they get back into society.Reinstae the death penalty and start implementing it NOW. Not 20 years from mow, there is NO reason to pay to keep these people alive, if hey are found gulty and sentanced to death , 72 hrs later they should die. Government has so much red tape it os rediculas cut the red tape and layers upon layers.....

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 11:30 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Harvey Bye wrote, "Dems wanted affordable housing- payments so interest only for five years. The American frigging Dream for All. That blew up in there faces."

    There is so much ignorance in this statement that it's hard to know where to begin. Oh well... this guy won't get it anyway.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 11:26 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Ryan Jameson wrote, "In your example, Mr. Kinderman,s wife would certainly be responsible. BUT, what if Jerome took over the books and then tripled the amount of money his family spent everyday and made50k of debt into 70k in debt? Whose fault would that be?"

    Ryan: The "wife" okayed the college loans, balloon mortgage, and a few "buy now pay later" deals etc... now those things have to be paid by Jerome, as he has taken over the finances. The household bills have ballooned (They've come due...the bill has arrived...time to pay the piper!) since Jerome took over... Who's fault would that be?

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 11:18 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    J.L. Wilson: Obama started work in 2008... how long do you think it should've only taken him to clean up years and years worth of such a mess. I bet you haven't even untangled your Christmas lights from last year! LOL!

     
  • Margaret Ireland posted at 10:04 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Margaret Ireland Posts: 1

    Editor,
    One must admire the imaginative approach JL Wilson chose to project his particular take on current political conditions in the United States. However, like so many commentators these days, he seems to have also to have a very imaginative approach to time and the continuity it generates in events.
    So, without naming names, following his imaginative example, one must point out that he inherited quite a considerable deficit balance from his predecessor when he won that imaginary election, said predecessor having inherited from his predecessor, a very tidy budget surplus!

    Margaret Ireland

     
  • Sam Heller posted at 6:09 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Sam Heller Posts: 176

    Kevin, McCain said "The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue and the public will turn en masse against Barack Obama....Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea party hobbits could return to Middle-earth...This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell into GOP nominees. The reality is the debt limit will be raised one way or another."

    I love McCain.

     
  • Sam Heller posted at 6:00 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Sam Heller Posts: 176

    I got your humor, Kevin. Listening to McCain, I do not feel he shares your sentiment.

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 5:53 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2088

    Sam, what's wrong with calling them "hobbits"? If you remember the story, while all the other factions were fighting for power among themselves, the Hobbits selflessly acted to save the world. A "nutter" is someone who hoards nuts (like a squirrel) in order to get through a tough time. Too bad more politicians weren't nutters who didn't waste the nation's resources so there was nothing when tough times hit.

    Relax, I'm just having fun with y'all.

     
  • Sam Heller posted at 5:31 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Sam Heller Posts: 176

    Well McCain just called the tea party people "Hobbits" and Bauchman a "Nutter". Looks like my Republican Party is in trouble. What is going on???

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 4:50 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Yeah, that;s the ticket. Let's increase business and corporate taxes (already highest in the world). These businesses hire people, they pay them a salary which is taxed. Funds from employees paychecks are witheld for Social Security (matching funds from the employer), Medicare, and Disability insurance. What kind of money do you think this adds to the "system"? A whole lot more than proposed increase in corporate taxes. And taxing the "rich". Another Obama rip snorter. You couldn't raise enough taxes that way to pay for one day of his super spending program.

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 4:39 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Ryan, don't you realize you can't present logic and facts to a liberal mushbrain? They are totally incapable of thinking about anything except what their liberal politicians and news media tell them. Their motto: "Obama said it, I believe it". So sad.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:27 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405


    Ryan... I wrote a paragraph to respond to Ms Bobin. I was just about to post when I saw your post. Yours was so much better than mine that I had to erase what I wrote... thanks for stating it so well.

     
  • Gary Musto posted at 2:55 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Gary Musto Posts: 506

    When Ronald Reagan took office in 1980, the misery index was 19.33%, interest rates 18%, unemployment rate 7.1%, inflation rate 13.5%, federal deficit 6.% of GDP.

    When he left office, federal deficit fell to 3.2% of GDP, unemployment rate 5.5%, inflation rate 4.1%, over 16.5 million jobs were created.

    1980 elections, Reagan received 489 electoral college votes and 50.78% of popular vote, 1984 he was re-elected with 525 electoral college votes and 58% of the popular vote.

    Does anyone really believe that Barack Hussein Obama will ever come close to those stats?

    Obama was a third rate community organizer, a no-show in the US Senate and hasn't improved his standing since, his failed policies have shown who he really is, an empty suit.

     
  • Ryan Jameson posted at 2:04 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Ryan Jameson Posts: 195

    Mrs. Bobin: In your example, Mr. Kinderman,s wife would certainly be responsible. BUT, what if Jerome took over the books and then tripled the amount of money his family spent everyday and made50k of debt into 70k in debt? Whose fault would that be? This president has done precisely that! GWB spent approx. 1.6 billion per day, Obama spends 4.1 billion per day.

    We can all blame Bush and we should because he did in fact spend way more than he should have and he is partly to blame for our current economic woes. Fact is though, Obama and the democrats have done NOTHING to help the issue. They just want to spend more and more and take tax dollars from Americans to do so. And you can hate rich people all you want but as soon as you start taking more taxes from the wealthy, they will start laying off workers from their corporations (NewsCorp, GE, Exxon, etc) and the unemployment rate will go past 9.2%. Wealth creates jobs, take away the wealth and guess what will happen. But shoot, maybe that's what you and people like Doug Chaney need to see before you realize that Obama must go.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:09 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    What great nostalgia, Mr. Chaney! The old "Trickle Down Economics" that didn't work for Reagan, didn't work for Bush, Jr., and is not working for the Republicans in Congress now - who, btw, charged into office in January screaming, "we are going to make JOBS our priority!"

    The "job creators," as they are now called by all Republicans (AKA, the wealthy and the large corporations that pay absolutely no taxes - News Corp, GE, Exxon, etc.). We're still waiting for all the jobs that were going to be created when Bush, Jr. cut the tax rates and all the ones that were going to be created by EXTENDING the Bush tax cuts.

    In answer to Mr. Kinderman's question...Let's put it this way: If you one day discovered that your wife, who was handling the family finances, had gotten the family in a huge financial mess, owing $50K to creditors, and you then took over the books, but three years later still owed most of that $50K, who would be at fault? According to Mr. Kinderman, HE would have to be at fault because he was now in charge.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 12:00 pm on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    President Reagan also had a tough, tenuous military career from 1932-1945, as summarized in Wikipedia, although his near-sightedness excused him form going overseas to war, seemingly the custom of favors granted to those well-connected, of which a large majority of our congressmen and women are still granted the favor today due to good connections at the Pentagon, White House or Congress. And, of course, he remained in the military until 1945, when the war was over. The same war in which many of my own relatives were killed. God bless America ffor those brave soldiers!

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:42 am on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    President Reagan also was responsible for reducing corporate and taxes to the wealthy from 70% to 28%. He never had a balanced budget in 8 years and the deficit tripled on his "watch".

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 10:06 am on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    My old tired brain is straining to recall who, until recently, ruled the House AND the Senate. Come on brain, strain,,,,,,Ahhhh yes, now I recall, it was the DEMOCRATS and the charming Speaker Pelosi. They stonewalled everything Bush tried to do to avert the mess he knew was coming. But since he was President, now it is convenient to blame him instead of admitting they were WRONG. Audit FreddiMac and FannieMae? A resounding "NO WAY" from Barney Frank and Maxine Waters (up on ethics charges), "they are doing a fine job, you just leave them alone" Well, I guess we all know how that fiasco turned out.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:45 am on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Wilson... the reality you presented does not matter to many... 50% of Americans pay no Federal Income Tax and many others are the direct beneficiary of tax dollars.These people will vote for Obama as they say "we must hire this man so we can continue to pay nothing" or so we can continue to get tax dollars and benefits we get now... The resume you presented would be for a potential employer who would never hire this man ... unfortunately, many could care less about reality and will vote for this man no matter the economic consequence to our country... after all ... they are getting theirs... What else matters?

     
  • Sam Heller posted at 8:48 am on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Sam Heller Posts: 176

    JL, well of course our debt jumped when President Obama took office. He immediately put our 2 wars and the senior drug plan into the budget. They were never in our budget. He also allocated money in the budget for national disasters (like Katrina). We have no business being involved in a war, let alone 2, without a war tax. If ALL Americans had to pay the price of war maybe we would not be so quick to jump into them.

    Please do not forget that President Reagan raised the debt ceiling 18 times. Listen to his speech on the dangers of NOT raising the debt ceiling.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW-SUpZfq00

     
  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 8:47 am on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2367

    Nearly three years since Obama's inauguration and there are those who still blame his predecessor? This is unprecedented - and very wrong. "President" Obama's speech the other night was a clear indication that he has absolutely no idea what he's doing; and he's surrounded himself by equally incompetent counsel.

    So, as we begin yet another election cycle that hopefully will find a new head of the Executive branch of our teetering nation, will former-president George W. Bush be the focus; or will the American people finally wake up to the realization that the historical (or would that be hysterical) election of 2008 was nothing more than a very big mistake? The answer to that might very well determine the fate of the United States of America.

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 8:45 am on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1903

    Polls are as good as the people who conduct them. They are often purposely skewed to reflect whatever the pollsters want them to be and for the most part are essentially garbage. This CLOWN is clueless and has the "nothing bad is my fault and everything good is because of me" syndrome. He will be gone in 2012 as Americans are waking up and figuring this fraud of a president out. Can't come soon enough.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 7:28 am on Wed, Jul 27, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Sir, the recent polls show that more people, 65%, think it's the fault of congressional republicans for the handling of the economy than blame President Obama, 52%, and a majority still still blame GW Bush for the country's economic woes. Read Ms. Susan Estridge's commentary right below your certainly biased letter.

     

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