For four years, President Obama and his team never failed to remind Americans of the state of the country he inherited from his Oval Office predecessor. The mess left at the end of Obama’s first term, however, makes the George W. Bush years look gift-wrapped. From the debt to entitlements to health care and education, the next four years promise a gauntlet of challenges the White House must address sooner rather than later.Challenges abroad The Eurozone and the Global EconomyOn January 20, the president faces an even more questionable global economic outlook than previous administrations.
I guess there is some sort on mental cutoff point where Obama starts owning everything but don´t doubt for a minute that it´ll be republican obstructionism will become the new scape goat.
If only Obama could get his hands on $2 trillion in new money,he could make the country´s problems vanish overnight. Who cares where he gets the two trillion from or how much the interest payments are on it. He can´t raise taxes that much or the economy would shrink to a (-) 50 growth rate,making the problem worse.
Maggie Thatcher´s immortal words have never been truer. Socialism works great until you run out of other people´s money.The left are some vicious people when cornered by a lack of new money streams coming in. Left wing fruitcake groups are already lining up to make sure they feel no pain under a fiscal cliff deal.
The biggest problem the left has on getting more money is most of it would have to come from stingy rich liberals.
And inheriting Obama is even worse! Lord knows he will probably never grasp that HE is the cause of a lot of this, his arrogance being what it is. THIS will be his legacy, but like Jimmy Carter, he will never pay, at least among those who worship him-----I truly truly hope THEY suffer along with the rest of us.
Don´t hold your breath. The central theme of the play ´0bama´ was created by the left with non-accountability as the central theme. Many years, a lot of money and effort has gone into this production. Facts, law, traditions, Constitution have meant and will mean nothing. Dust off and put in a good fight for 2014 is the only option left.
After watching the pictures of Romney family enjoying themselves in Disney and their beautiful hug on Tgiving Day....I was so happy for him that he would not have to deal with the pile of excrement left by Obamao and his cabal.
Valerie Jarret and other high-level democrats who pull the puppet strings will do all of the back-room dealing, worrying and water carrying. The so-called president will vacation and play golf and be oblivious to all of it except if something happens for which there is credit and praise to be dished out by the MSM. Sometime around January, he will also begin campaigning for his third term.
If it wasn´t so darn serious, it would really be comical in fact hilarious...even twenty years ago if you would told someone in this great country of ours that in the future that we would have a president with this current ideology and with the current wrong direction of the country and oh by the way we didn´t get enough in the first four years some opted out four more...they would have called us insane...so the insane of yesterday is the norm today...progressive is really regressive...in the next four years there will probably not be a dull moment and maybe the Sheeple will finally realize the truth if they are not still asleep!
All eight years of Obamunism will be said the direct result of offsetting the failed excesses of GWB...Barry isn´t inheriting any problems from himself...just the tangled web of stuff from the Bush Administration...and 40-odd percent of Americans just want stuff anyways.
This might be an interesting and even valuable article EXCEPT...
Obama´s objective IS NOT to improve the economy, public schools, his own economic performance, or the overall well-being of the country - his public pronouncements beginning with his few months as a US Senator bear this out.
What is his objective? - watch Dinesh D´Souza´s documentary 2016 and you´ll know for certain... or just read a few of Obama´s thousands of speeches over the last six years. By government executive fiat and legislation, he wants to "level the playing field" among the ´wealthy´ and the ´poor´, the ´haves´ and ´have nots´, the ´producers´ and the ´takers´, the employed and the unemployed, America and any other nation on the planet(like Kenya).
Obama would never want to improve public education - AND HE WON´T. Doing so, would rile up the Teacher´s Union and improve the minds of public school attendees (both of whom are part of his Core Base). An INFORMED and PATRIOTIC public school graduate is the VERY LAST THING he wants - those kind of people don´t vote for him and his political kind.
The fact is, Obama and his liberal followers don´t want a better, more informed, wealthier, patriotic America.
When will people, like this well-meaning but delusional columnist finally get it???
0bama will just shift the blame to House Republicans (which he already started after the 2010 elections) and now the 30 GOP governors. If you think for one second he we ever take the blame for anything you are sorely mistaken.
The centuries have shown that Afghanistan is perpetually and unchangeably unconquerable and uncivilized. GW Bush chased al Qaeda out, and that was about as good as it gets. The Taliban cannot be defeated due partially to one simple principle: You cannot prevail militarily against indigenous forces in a nation which is bordered by a nation(Pakistan)from which an enemy can enter to hurt you and then return to sanctuary. That is why Nixon found it necessary to attack Cambodia.
We should not have announced a withdrawal date(year) from Afghanistan, which was monumentally stupid, but neither should we stay there and have our people ground into the dirt at the enemy´s will as noted above. We should withdraw to one or more enclaves centering on major airports and defensible, withdraw our troops in an efficient and well planned manner, shoot our way out as necessary and get out of there.
(continuing) Elementary and high school education are not logically national-, but rather state and local functions. Federal intervention is a boondoggle and a welcome mat for bureaucratic and unresponsive agencies which simply commit our treasure, reward some local supporters, declare some kind of illusory transient victory and move on, leaving our students untaught as before. State programs which succeed educationally should be recognized and rewarded; those which don´t should be sanctioned by the states themselves, The feds should butt out.
Taxes: Our President does not lower taxes on the hiring class but rather raises them, not on any basis for believing that they need to be raised, but because of his own self-declared assumption that the evil rich should be taken down, while almost half of the country does nothing to help them carry the tax burden. This situation will not improve during the coming four years, but will lead inexorably to continued waste, despair and economic malaise, with national flight of capital and bankruptcy a possibility.
You reap what you have sown, even if you end up with a fee cell phone.
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