Comments on: Obama to middle class: Who loves you? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: FlamingLiberal http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/comment-page-1/#comment-421602 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 01:40:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36561#comment-421602 Democrats have always, will always love the middle class. Democrats know what decisions are best for us, always have our best interests at heart, always protect us, always give us what we need, and know best how we should manage our money and lives.

Americans are finally, finally, realizing that we only need the Democrats in office. Voting for anyone else is pretty much treason and a disservice to yourself and country.

Vote Democrat…or don’t bother voting at all.

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By: PDm138 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/comment-page-1/#comment-421361 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 02:07:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36561#comment-421361 When is everyone going to realize that the two party system is a fraud? It’s no longer about what’s best, but rather what side of the aisle you are on. It is not just the Democrats’ fault or just the Republicans fault, IT IS BOTH THEIR FAULTS. Congress is supposed to represent the people of their respective states, not the RNC or DNC. Also the president should not side with either party; he is supposed to represent all the people in the US not just members of one party or another. It is all an illusion to distract us from who is really pulling the strings.

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By: Peace1111 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/comment-page-1/#comment-421309 Wed, 09 Nov 2011 06:54:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36561#comment-421309 I know America is slowing down. Food for thought…What if the every day working person did not go to work for two weeks and that hard working people did not vote in the 2012 election. What would happen?

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By: gobucks http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/comment-page-1/#comment-421266 Mon, 07 Nov 2011 22:42:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36561#comment-421266 Immediately following the presidential election Mitch McConnell declared that the goal of house Republicans was to defeat every proposal Barack Obama put forward. Not jobs, Not the economy. Pure obstructionism. Sure enough, America came to a stop.

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By: SteveoOOo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/comment-page-1/#comment-421255 Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:21:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36561#comment-421255 Senate Republicans again filibustered a jobs bill that would hire people to repair our country’s infrastructure. This is work that has to be done, work that Republicans have traditionally been in favor of, and right now millions of people need work. But again Republicans filibustered this bill. The corporate media, however, refused to tell the public what is happening, instead blaming “the Senate.” People are fed up, and rightly so. Poll after poll shows that the public wants taxes on the rich increased to pay down the deficit that THEY created. Infrastructure, education, health care, retirement are the things that We the People need. Our captured government is only serving the top few when all they will talk about is cutting these things in order to keep taxes low at the top.

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By: Eddiebaso http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/comment-page-1/#comment-421183 Sat, 05 Nov 2011 06:25:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36561#comment-421183 What they will do is raise taxes on rich, cut them on middle class, then devalue currency with inflation pushing more people up into higher brackets.
With more and more companies moving overseas raising taxes on big corporations is a poor idea. Would be interesting to lower taxes on corporations and eliminate models like the double Irish that allow the biggest to evade paying the majority of their 37%. This would reward company s that legitimately pay their taxes allowing them to reinvest more capital and better compete on the global market,, punish those who live in the loop holes paying their 5%,all while making it more attractive to do business in America slowing the loss of real jobs to developing countries.

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By: PessimistNJ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/comment-page-1/#comment-421177 Fri, 04 Nov 2011 18:35:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36561#comment-421177 The first post by actnow is true and well said.

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By: RangerDan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/comment-page-1/#comment-421146 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 23:03:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36561#comment-421146 Republicans better realize that the Revolution has already started. It, hopefully, will not end in bloodshed, but the beginning shots have been fired via OWS, and the hue and cry of the middle class. If the republicans really think they are going to have any success with a republican presidency they need to remember all the roadblocks, and “NO” votes they bombarded Obama with that have made his presidency so difficult. The filibuster has made the passing of any meaningful legislation nearly impossible. Both parties better put their heads together and find a way to compromise and make things start working again. I don’t think they realize that this is what Americans are so angry about. It’s very obvious.

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By: GetpIaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/comment-page-1/#comment-421115 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:57:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36561#comment-421115 Republicans have never been marginalized, and Democrats only had an “overwhelming majority” in the Senate for a short period of time. Republicans have broken every record for use of the filibuster and broken every record for blocking appointments to important offices.
Republicans like to say were marginalized to the point of irrelevancy, but it is only Republican policy positions that are so unpopular as to be irrelevant. But requiring a cloture vote on every single peice of legislation has kept Republicans very relevant.
Obama lost support when he allowed health care reform to be hijacked by lobbyists from Big Pharma and Big Insurance. The two thousand page bill that conservatives like to complain about was authored by none other than former Wellpoint Vice President Liz Fowler.
It is healthcare costs that make American business uncompetitive in the global economy. Obama was right to attempt to tackle it first. But corporate America was not about to see it’s most cherished monopoly broken up, and every single Republican voted against it, even though it was largely the exact same plan they themselves offered just a few years ago.
So yes, “it’s all Republicans’ fault” because they have placed party over country and are very straightforward about it. America’s credit downgraded? Unemployment still high? Forclosures still rising? Congress with a 10% apporval rating? None of it matters, as long as Obama is a one term president.
Personally, I agree with your last paragraph. Obama seems outgunned in Washington. But rather than give the guy a hand, the GOP has decided to declare war. The whole country is paying the price.

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By: IMOFee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/10/30/obama-to-middle-class-who-loves-you/comment-page-1/#comment-421113 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:12:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36561#comment-421113 Getplaning — Come on, the man had overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate for nearly two years. When Pres. Bush failed to get things done and Republican supporters blamed Democrats in Congress for blocking stuff, they were rightfully laughed at, especially when he had Republican majorities in the House and Senate. It doesn’t hold water. It doesn’t matter what Republicans say, they were marginalized to the point of being irrelevant at the start of Pres. Obama’s term.

He lost support when he decided to forget about the economy for an entire year to go after the Holy Grail of health care reform. That turned into a muddled mess, and created even more uncertainty among businesses at a time when uncertainty was needed least. Even Democrats in conservative states are opposing his plans now. How does that fit into the “it’s all the Republicans’ fault” talking point?

Pres. Obama is a nice man and, I believe, well intentioned, but clearly he is in way over his head in the shark tank that is Washington DC.

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