Comments on: The First Draft: Obama’s travels of no help at home http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/09/the-first-draft-obamas-travels-of-no-help-at-home/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/09/the-first-draft-obamas-travels-of-no-help-at-home/comment-page-1/#comment-392972 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 23:20:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18280#comment-392972 yes well meaning social programs no matter how good the intentions are,come back to slap the proposer in the face.gray davis brought out a work share program in CA the intention was to allow companies to share the work days between employees rather than lay people off.the plan was the work force could work three days and the two days off they could claim unemployment.most of the companies that i knew worked a seven day cycle so what they did they laid their work force off for two days as an excuse so they could get them to work sat and sun for single time pay,and told them to claim unemployment for the two days.harold wison in england came up with another social idea,your taxes are taken off your weekly paycheck in england and the scheme was if you had worked for a period of time through the year if you lost your job the taxes you had paid would be added to your unemployment check till you had got it all back.people calculated that if they worked till june they could pack in working that year and get back almost the full amount they had been receiving in their pay checks,so it had to be stopped because of the abuse.when will these do gooders think these social programs through?

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By: hughglass http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/09/the-first-draft-obamas-travels-of-no-help-at-home/comment-page-1/#comment-392916 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 16:59:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18280#comment-392916 “Obama remains hard at work” Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Good one! Nice to see some writers still have a sense of humor.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/09/the-first-draft-obamas-travels-of-no-help-at-home/comment-page-1/#comment-392894 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 01:11:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18280#comment-392894 politics is like a pendulum as far as it swings one way it swings the other way if there is sufficient dissatisfaction.in england the voters elected the leftist government of harold wilson who tipped the balance in favor of the unions and in return the unions made it almost impossible for management to function,and the country was also crippled by a series of national strikes.as a consequence the right wing government of thatcher was elected into power because the people were so fed up.everybody is ridiculing sarah palin but if obama screws up with all this spending and unemployment soars don,t be to surprised because it appeared that thatcher had no chance until events changed the climate.

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By: eloise http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/09/the-first-draft-obamas-travels-of-no-help-at-home/comment-page-1/#comment-392885 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 20:51:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18280#comment-392885 He did’nt start the fire . . .
Those who complain now would still be whinning if JC himself was our pres.
Most of these comments are nothing more than a whine-fest. Seriously folks, why not come up with some sort of intelligent solution for real problems. Get engaged.

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By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/09/the-first-draft-obamas-travels-of-no-help-at-home/comment-page-1/#comment-392869 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 18:22:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18280#comment-392869 Enough to make a guy not want to come home, lol. The country would surely benefit more if he stayed away.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/09/the-first-draft-obamas-travels-of-no-help-at-home/comment-page-1/#comment-392864 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 17:53:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18280#comment-392864 The ‘s travel part of the headline can be easily dropped.
Need a proof? Just ask anyone who lost their jobs and/or got their houses foreclosed between Obama’s inauguration and now. Ask yourself if you are today better off than you were in January.
The headline should read “Obama of no help at home”. Sad but true.
:-(

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By: Nikkei 225 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/07/09/the-first-draft-obamas-travels-of-no-help-at-home/comment-page-1/#comment-392843 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 14:29:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=18280#comment-392843 Another stimulus spending package, well a measly couple of hundred bucks per person isn’t the solution. Let’s solve this problem once and for all, we need to do some serious money printing, let’s crank up those printing presses and make every American a millionaire.

The Chinese won’t have to know a thing, we simply tell them that our newly found wealth is the result of retrieving some of Bernie’s hidden assets. Recession? What Recession?

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