Comments on: President Obama’s first hundred days http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Shirish Naik http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/#comment-26907 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:22:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3255#comment-26907 Three points to Ponder:1. If previous adminstration did not screw it all up with “WMDs”,”SHOCK & AWE”, and TAX CUTS, we would not be having these problems.2.Obama was elected as the President unlike GW Bush who was “selected” by a bunch of supreme court judges in the 1st term. Give the guy a chance to fix the mess left behind by others.3.What is your solution? other than being a critic in your cozy house.Monday morning quaterbacking wont fix these problems.

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By: Ricky W. Trimnal http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/#comment-26831 Sun, 08 Nov 2009 05:06:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3255#comment-26831 You’re right on track concerning the worst President in the history of our great nation.What I tell every one that seem’s to think he is angelic,so to speake , is just look at his record so far.He has surronded himself amongst the most far left and radical people possible. I just ask all those still attractive to him, to please take a common sense approach to his policies and agenda. If they can still back him then, We have a totall breakdown in democracy as we know it, or were being taken over without much of a fight.Sincerely,Ricky Trimnal

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By: cfiman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/#comment-26248 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:22:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3255#comment-26248 If nothing else, this article does promote a healthy exchange of views. One of those views would be Bush bashing. With a little research I found that since 2001 and the following years Bush had warned congress and others of the potential financial catastrophe of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in addition to the derivative mess and other exotic instruments. All warnings went unheeded or ignored. Prior to that, in the 90’s Brooksley Born who served in the Clinton White House as chair of the CFTC , had warned of a serious financial crisis due to the growth of unregulated derivatives. She was particularly concerned about swaps. Her proposed regulations of these derivative was strenuously opposed by Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and… Lawrence Summers. The same Lawrence Summers that is now in the Obama White House as Director of National Economic Council. Well, well… so continued warnings from Bush , and the failure of Clinton and his advisors to heed the advice of Brooksley Born led the way to economic disaster.

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By: TheBigPicture http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/#comment-25386 Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:58:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3255#comment-25386 Great Article! Tom’s post is so wrong. Obama pushed the throttle of Bush’s policies of pending to the floor spending at three times in Obama’s first 8 months than Bush did in eight years. Do you homework before spouting off what someone told you to think.

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By: George http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/#comment-25296 Fri, 09 Oct 2009 16:22:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3255#comment-25296 This is incredibly biased, will make sure to never read an article by Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

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By: mike http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/#comment-25068 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 17:10:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3255#comment-25068 Obama has certainly divided the nation with his promises and actions during his firat 100 days. Is he the most radical president ever? Well, he certainly is one of the most radical in my 50 years as a voter.Obama has made tons of promises, and has already broken many of them. The appointments he has made so far are mainly incompetent fringe players with radical backgrounds. And his speeches apologizing for nearly every aspect of America simply make me sick.He has added incredibly to the debt our kids and grandkids will have to pay off. He has added jobs, alright — but almost exclusively to the federal government, at a time when the nation needs public sector jobs (which are now down effectively some 15 or 16 percent…)His plans to gut our current healthcare system in favor of an entirely new, federally-mandated and run system scare the hell out any thinking adult.I think that a large share of all American voters — upwards of 65% — now understand that America made a HUGE mistake last fall in voting for Obama.

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By: huh http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/#comment-25011 Sat, 03 Oct 2009 01:41:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3255#comment-25011 Sounds a bit over the top there lady with the hyphen. You badmouth the now to cover for the recent past. Our last president has left a legacy of dead brave men and women for a useless war. He left our economy in a position where it may take years to recover if we do at all. And you want to hissy fit about the president shaking hands with some wannabe dictator? And starting a rail project to promote jobs is something to gripe about? Lady please shut up. If your an economist and you were part of Bushes appointed cronys, mam I would think you would be embarassed to admit it. In fact I’d probably go get a job at a grocery store and bury all the evidence.

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By: Alan Levy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/#comment-24955 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 01:07:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3255#comment-24955 This article is pure nonsense!Obama of course not perfect is doing a great job for all American. But particularly those that Ms. Diana Furchtgott-Roth has no idea about: The Poor! Professor Levy

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By: Lenny http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/#comment-24745 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 16:51:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3255#comment-24745 Radical is not a strong enough word.I voted for “change” not bankruptcy. I voted for an improvement in our insurance system, not being forced into a plan that lets the Pres, and the congress opt out of. We the people pay for the governments employee insurance plan, and are going to have to pay for lesser coverage for ourselves. The government does not administer their own insurance plan (it has been farmed out to a private administrator). And yet, Mr. Obama insists that the government will administer the plan for us. My questions as to why, go unanswered by the Presidents office.Lets be brutally blunt here, Mr. Obama says we cannot have the same insurance coverages that he and the congress have, and ours has to be administered by some other “CZAR”. This statement is coming from the very same people who have bankrupted Social Security, along with anything else they say that can administer correctly.

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By: tom http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/president-obamas-first-hundred-days/#comment-24236 Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:28:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3255#comment-24236 Why wasn’t there any criticism of the misguided and idiotic leadership of George W. Bush from people like Diana? It’s because of hypocrisy plain and simple. Obama’s policies are repairing the economic disaster left behind by Bush, the Nasdaq and S&P are RISING and not tanking like under Bush but yet Diana is outraged? Bush crashed the economy, failed to respond to disaster but instead often created disasters, lied about weapons of mass destruction, and spoke english as if it was a second language for him and her response was SILENCE. Yes hypocrisy indeed.

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