Obama press conference Friday
President Obama taking questions from reporters in the briefing room on April 9, 2010.
March 10th, 2011
06:33 PM ET

Obama press conference Friday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The White House just announced President Obama will hold a press conference on Friday at 11:15 a.m. to discuss rising gas prices and other issues, CNN's Ed Henry reports. Obama will take questions from the press in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.  This will be his 12th solo press conference at the White House.

What question would you ask the president?


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  1. bob in florida

    Why in the world would the President not stand up for the middle class workers and Unions, being attacked by the GOP?

    March 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
    • ShepherdCNN

      Someone on twitter said we should ask the president about Libya. @Jazz_Katt says the press is not hounding him enough on when the US will take on some leadership.

      March 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
      • JR

        I agree with @Jazz_Katt. Ask him Why has he wasted so much time while Libyan democracy is being crushed by a madman? As Ann-Marie Slaughter (sp?) said on AC360 last night, not making a decision on a no-fly zone is a choice to support Gadhafi.

        March 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
      • M Jackson

        What leadership role would you like the President to take. Go with the side that doesn't win we have another war.

        March 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
      • mike

        The press would rather ask him what he thinks about Charlie Sheen...

        March 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
      • A Mom

        I would phrase it this way, "Your inaction with Libya makes you appear weak, how do you address those who view you in that way?" Then I would watch him light up. He gets angry when a reporter puts a little heat on him.

        March 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
      • CSTAN

        Why?

        Because Libya is irrelevant to our domestic concerns. Really... we have 9% unemployment, a ballooning debt, collapsing infrastructure and a failing healthcare system, and you care about Libya? It's a sandblasted country with no agriculture or water.

        Further, the consumer price of oil has NOTHING to do with Libya – only localized oil commodities are reliant on that civil war. We can't afford military intervention, both diplomatically and financially. Intervening in the middle east has NEVER been beneficial. The President is smart enough to realize this, unlike the past four.

        WAKE UP. The only people who do and should care about Libya are the speculators on Wall St.

        March 10, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
      • Jon

        Why should we inject ourselves into every world problem? Why have enough of our own before we go spending money and lives on foreign boondoggles.

        March 10, 2011 at 11:30 pm |
      • SK

        the last thing we need is for the US to get involved in another country's affairs yet again. We don't have any place in it so we should stay out of it.

        March 10, 2011 at 11:45 pm |
      • Asking

        Why america always got to take leadership? Why risk 6,000 more men and women? Do we even know why Gaddafi want step down? What is wrong with american people. I am not anti-american! But why all of a sudden Gaddafi have to step down from power after 40 something years of aptitude? We dont see the queen of england stepping down from her throne...

        March 11, 2011 at 1:45 am |
      • Ansel R.S.

        Your right about that one. People are being murdered in Lybia. I think "this is none of our buisness" is not a policy we should use in these situations.

        March 11, 2011 at 7:25 am |
      • Dave

        Id ask him, what was he thinking when he ran for president? it dont matter what he does its wrong, and people complain anyway.Personally I think Hes a good president,he should look back to Roosevelt and do what he did in this crisis,FDR was the man.War bonds,Drug treatment,more methadone clinics and stop aids before we have that problem also it will hurt the cartel,turn the people into productive citizens,and that is what we need,and stop political corruption,and insurance fraud,medical is out of control.build ,build, and build some more.

        March 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
    • Travis

      That answer is easy. Because he never intended to stand up for the interest of his core constituents... Unions. Being an African-American male (40 yrs. old), I saw Obama for what he is when he chose concession for popularity over accountability as they relate to investigating the Bush administration. He showed is hand even before he got elected and then when he hired an administration full of bankers. The question should be, why are you so slow in realizing this. McKinney or Kucinich should have been the people's choice.

      March 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
    • Ronald Ray

      Hi Bob Im up here in Wisconsin and I sent the Presidaent a letter saying the same thing

      March 10, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
    • Jimbo

      Maybe because the great majority of voters are against unions.

      March 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
      • David

        Amen, unions are only good (apparently not in all cases) for union members. What about those millions of American people whose professions do not require their membership in a union? What about union dues? I have difficulty believing each and every member of a union is able to afford union dues and does so only because it is mandatory and a necessity, similar to having to pay one's utility bill, it must be done.

        March 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
    • CaptialBlunder

      Hey bob. Just a quick disection of your post:

      1) "Bob" is a proper noun because it is a name.. "Florida" is a name as well..
      2) "president" isn't a proper noun unless it is used as a title.. just like doctor or dumb@ss.. "union" shouldn't be capatalized because unions are oposite of proper..
      3) At least you got the use of an accronym right.
      4) President Obama (<– see.. I used it as a name) promised to stand at the picket lines for you hard working Americans.. Just as he promised a miriad of things that have since proven to be less important than continuing the agenda that serves his selfish ways.

      March 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
    • Serge

      Think your'e Pres have something else to do...like a world crisis!! Guess what's happening in the middle east is less important than you're income.. Whant to fight GOP ...why don't you take the matter in your own hands

      March 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
    • wjeri

      I'd ask: Where are all of there new changes? I do not see them.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
    • Nick

      Because someone had to stop the unions from getting whatever they want. Look at General Motors. They went bankrupt not only because their cars couldn't compete, but also because unions weren't willing to sacrifice in order for the company to survive. They got upset when someone suggested that they actually get paid the lower wage they deserve for sitting behind an assembly line and pushing a button all day. While I agree that unions do provide workers with rights they deserve. I also think that they need to take an HONEST look at what they are trying to negotiate in their contracts. Then maybe the government wouldn't have to step in and stop them from being so greedy.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
    • Becca

      I would say our president does not care about the middle class or the unions. Why would he care he will have a good income for the rest of his life and he will not ever need a union for anything. They all make promises to us but once in office they do forget who voted him into office. He was to protect the older folks to and the ones on Social security. Huh and to think they are trying to get rid of the sicial security. It is our government who misused the SS system not the old folks. So nothing is going to change our governmetn is for the rich and the other countries not ours. This is why we are in such a real mess here in our own country.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
    • m

      When is Obama going to leave..........................................................................period.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
    • JOHN S LAVIGNE JR

      WHY MR. PRESIDENT DO YOU LET THE REPUBLICS TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ADMIN LET THEM WIPE A AT THE UNION S IT WAS THE HELP OF THE UNIONS THAT GOT U INTO OFFICE AND ALSO PICK THE AND KIDS WIPE AWAY THE MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR THEY POOR AND THE KIDS I DO NOT HOW SOME THESE CONGRESSMAN AND WOMEN ARE SLEEPING AT NITE

      March 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
    • DamonRowe

      When are you going to stop being deceptive? When are you going to admit that your policies are driving the country into bankruptcy. Do liberals not understand basic finance? FYI unions collect their pay checks off the backs of middle class so not increasing taxes on the middle class helps them and getting the union members to pay their fair share is helps the middle class as well.

      March 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
    • foramericafirst

      Hi Bob,
      It is more than just standing up. It really has to do with the budget. We can no longer afford Union one sidedness for always increasing wages or benefits. It is just commen sense. It is not vindictive. I sometimes question why the unions want to push the limit in time of american need. We, who are not union are also in trouble. thanks

      March 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
    • david

      BINGO!

      March 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
    • Kevin

      I would ask the President if he has true knowledge of extraterrestrials and ask if the Reptilian theory is real. I would ask him if it's true that SETI reported giant space ships are heading towards earth.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
    • Taco

      The states are broke, due to the many entitlement programs they are forced to provide. They have to cut something, so what do you suggest they do?

      March 10, 2011 at 11:45 pm |
    • Wolf

      Because the right to associate is not provided for in the Constitution. The right to peacefully assemble is....

      March 11, 2011 at 12:04 am |
    • Patcee

      Why don't you ever stand up for the things you said you supported, Mr. President? Tell us again why you didn't close Gitmo during your first year. Tell us again why you haven't said anything about campaign finance reform since your last campaign. Tell us why you haven't come out strongly for the people in Wisconsin who are fighting for their bargaining rights. And tell us why it seems like you never have a backbone when it comes time to stand up to the Republicans. It is great that you want to play nicey-nice with everyone, but sometimes you have to stop caring whether people like you and do the right thing!

      March 11, 2011 at 12:20 am |
      • Bob-USA

        That's because he's a "Snake Oil Salesman"! If this DUDE thinks he is going to get my vote (I am a proud liberal) he best think again. He's been the BIGGEST disappointment. I CANNOT wait to hear his "conceding speech" to some Neanderthal republican that is going to WHOOP his arse! He is just a slick "Baptist Preacher" that pretended to be a Social Democrat. First time this DUDE won the WH on lies and BS promises. If he wins for a second term, SHAME ON US!

        March 11, 2011 at 6:44 am |
      • TRANS TECH

        PATCEE:
        I am a former employee in the pbulic sector worker force an i was going to post about the same issues that you have cited in your posting an since you have already cover ths issues that i was going to post about i will not repost on the same basic issue way top go good work . i do feel that the president should be comming out strongly in support of the working men an wome in this country an in favor of the labor unions an for hime to quit playing nicey nice with the coportae instrest an take a real hard stand in standing up for the workers in this country i personaly beg you mr president take a real stand for the working men an wome in this country an quit working with an giving these republican in an everything that they way without making them even fight for it but ratehr just handing the victory after victory that falls against the working class of this country. thank you

        March 11, 2011 at 6:57 am |
      • Vigla

        Patcee, you are referring to the President of the US. The president has a responsibility to be VERY careful on how they handle crises. Look at what happened with GWB...we got ourselves into all kinds of trouble, and it cost us dearly. Rest assured, that he and his staff are working on these things. Just because they do not advertise them to the public for quick political gain does not mean it is being ignored. People have gotten too used to interventionist policies.

        March 11, 2011 at 8:01 am |
      • Nell

        For the same reason Bush backed down, Clinton backed, and every other president seems to have: they haven't a clue what they're talking about when they make promises they can't keep. It's about votes. Don't be foolish enough to think anyone CARES about the individual you. It's impossible to please everyone. Stop thinking in terms of party affiliation, Dems and Reps are the same way. Change begins at home, stop being a hater and a reactor and you will figure out how to take care of you and yours (family, your piece of the world, causes, etc.). Stop acting as if the government is supposed to take care of you.

        March 11, 2011 at 8:10 am |
      • Yelena

        Thank you!!! These answers I want to hear from the President.

        March 11, 2011 at 8:11 am |
      • Peter

        Why would you open up the border between the US and Mexico only to allow more guns, drugs, and illegal immigrants to come over? You know no truck driver from the US will dare drive into Mexico. Seems like that is not really fair trade.

        http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/money/2011/03/07/mexico-sign-trucking-accord/

        Isn't this another attack on unions and the middle class? Why has health care reform only seem to have driven companies closer to dropping all health insurance options by the end of next year? How will this save any tax payer money?

        March 11, 2011 at 8:19 am |
    • Scott Spence

      President Obama was elected by the people. Why does he ignore the will of the people of the United States. Why did he cram Obama care down every American's throat? When Obama begin to listen to the people instead of telling the people what they should be thinking?

      March 11, 2011 at 1:05 am |
    • Rob

      why did you call for "civility" when you wanted the Right Wing to be quiet, but you cowardly have said NOTHING when the looney lefties have made death threats against WI congressmen, have attacked police, and have vandalized and trashed the state house?

      Why did you increase the federal deficit to the highest amount in the history of the world, and still want to spend more money we don't have?

      Why have you never released your grades, your thesis, your birth certificate?

      Why did you seek out & was mentored by Marxist professors in college?

      Why have you stated you would bankrupt the coal industry?

      Why do you have meetings with lobbyists off of the White House property where they are not required to sign the visitor guest log, especially since you said you would end lobbyist influence, as well as be "transparent?"

      Those should be enough questions to get you stammering & flustered...

      March 11, 2011 at 1:30 am |
    • dervin65

      hey bob, is that you name or what u do,we are all equal,we middle class put our pants on the same way u do,only we have a few women helping us,so,if u think your better,your not,we are the people and thats his job

      March 11, 2011 at 1:33 am |
    • Evan Hickman

      Why are we being so selfish and greedy? Why are we not stepping in and help the people of Libya? or the people of Congo where there has been genocide for decades?

      March 11, 2011 at 1:47 am |
    • James Watkeys

      Mr President I am 37 in West Virginia a wife and 4 year old son. In the IT Industry unemployeed since September 2009. The economic stimulus package where are the jobs???

      March 11, 2011 at 2:07 am |
    • Mike510

      Except that the Obama Administration is, as we speak, pressing forward to support the unionization of the TSA - made up of tens of thousands of workers.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/07/AR2011030704600.html

      But yes, he's doing nothing.

      March 11, 2011 at 2:10 am |
    • Brandon

      I agree bob.

      March 11, 2011 at 4:31 am |
    • Waterlilys

      Why is it more important to you to give away negotiating points before negotiations even start?
      Why do you care more for the Corporate interests than those for whom elected you?
      Why dont you have any intestinal fortitude?
      Why dont you care that you are a huge dissapointment to those who had faith in your so called HOPE & Audacity?
      WHY DONT YOU GIVE A DEMOCRATE WITH B@LLS A CHANCE IN 2012 WE DONT WANT YOU ANYMORE.

      March 11, 2011 at 6:05 am |
    • smcgov

      he did stand up for the union members...who are not getting attacked by the GOP, they got attacked by the taxpayers who have had enough of their antics, the union is biting the hand that feeds them. You don't seem to understand the difference between the state govt. "middle class" and the actual American "middle class".

      March 11, 2011 at 6:59 am |
    • Peacepoet

      I agree, Bob. That would be my first question. One of the reasons I voted for the man is because I felt with some fresher, newer blood in the White House, maybe things for the middle class would improve, but they aren't...they're getting worse. I am slightly disillusioned by what is going on and although I have been a Dem most of my life, I don't feel any of them give a damn about us now. Reminds me of a quote from the late, great George Carlin...."Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist”

      March 11, 2011 at 7:57 am |
    • wardlamb

      I would ask Obama why he is such a passive president? Why is he last to express concern for the unions,and why he appears to turn his backs on gay Americans?Finally I would ask him why he wanted this job,when he isn't a fighter for basic rights that represent middle America?

      March 11, 2011 at 7:59 am |
  2. kim merrell

    Why has Our President remained quiet about what's happening in Wisconsin.Where are your comfortable shoes you said you would picket right along with Union workers if their rights came under fire? We STILL BELIEVE In YOU and what YOU stand for! Please TAKE A STAND!!

    March 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
    • Travis

      Are you kidding? Why are people so slow to realize that Obama is part of the same Uniparty political system that governs this country. The old "good cop" (Democrats), "bad cop" (Republican) routine. Both are working towards the same interest... the wealthy elite. You've seen it hundred times... Are Americans really that dense?

      March 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
    • Christine

      I second that...I still believe in you...don't let them bully you too!

      March 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
    • Jaye

      Kim, you need to stop your adulation of this man. Haven't the last two years taught you anything? Don't you realize that Obama is in over his head? What do you believe in?

      March 10, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
    • BornInAmerica

      Lemming!!! You fell for the Change Hope Dope!!!

      March 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
    • XWngLady

      I support the President, but I think that this is a state issue. And Frankly, this is what Wisconsin gets. Its what they voted for. Perhaps in 2012 they'll mobilize like they should have in 2010.

      March 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
      • Obamamnesty

        Are you saying the unions were not mobilized in last elections! WHo do you think re-elected Patty Murray and Reid?
        LOL
        The time for unions is over! Global economy has taken over! Jobs are gone! These same unions you want to mobilize are the same unions that want legalization of ill egals. Wonder why?
        Wonder why unions and POTUS want to legalize an entire nation of new workers. There are 20 million here now and Canada total population is only 25 million. So we have almost as many ill egals as Canada does citizens.
        Wow! Sure mobilize and lose your jobs.

        March 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
      • M Jackson

        Lady I agree 100% this is on a state level. And they do get what they voted for. Better vote right in 2012 or the next state may be yours.

        March 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
      • vrim

        Exactly.

        March 11, 2011 at 1:45 am |
    • AnnieM

      Right On!!

      March 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
    • Wayne

      I wouldn't ask anything about Libya or North Korea or any world events or circumstances... he'd give the same answer he always gives ... we're looking into.... we're looking for some ass to kick.. we're gonna, we're gonna, we're gonna... ... the question I would ask is ... were can I get a Teflon suit like his... nothing sticks... just to be a little different ...

      March 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
    • AL Silvestri

      He is having a tough time coming up with the spin required to explain/justify why these public employees on average get 40% MORE in benefits than an equivalent private sector worker . He might try that worn solution of just raising taxes on the rich but it has a rather poor history of producing results that don't lead to deficits and loss of jobs

      March 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
    • A Mom

      Guess he lied.

      March 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
    • Andre R. Newcomb

      Air traffic controllers. These are the badgers of the Badger State. They can do anything they want, remember? Who do you know who flashes badges? Does anyone prosecute badgers who is not a badger also? Badgers teach people a lesson. Who's going to stop them? Like in the air traffic controller union fiasco vs. Ronald Reagen & the Feds . . . who's going to stop them? Americans who want to go to Disneyland OR want to make their Craigslist connection? It's all quid pro quo. Y'all just have to hustle a fish of your own and hope someone doesn't recognize you.

      March 11, 2011 at 6:12 am |
    • Justin Bates

      Mr President, why do u continue to push for a healthcare reform when the majority of Americans DONT LIKE IT/DONT WANT IT. Dont u know that what u are doing is socialism..........when ur top bitch..excuse me sir, lady pelosi says *lets pass it , so we can find out whats in it.....i mean comon sir...u make me wanna remove my uniform *navy* and go back to civilian...

      March 11, 2011 at 6:14 am |
    • domor

      I ask Obama every day why he diesnt stand up for the civil rights of the Wisconsin workers. Why?

      March 11, 2011 at 7:53 am |
    • Vigla

      The President supports you, do not worry. By throwing himself into this, he would do more harm than good. The people of Wisconsin are the ones who have to do the right thing and recall every one of those lying SOB's who voted to take rights away. Just like you guys did in the 50's. Rise up! Take back your government! It's time to WAKE UP people! The 2010 election was about a bunch of moneyed interests and zealots conspiring to take over our government, and they succeeded because we were asleep at the wheel. Recall them all I say!

      March 11, 2011 at 8:05 am |
    • Al

      Do you mean the same Wisconsin that is matching state union abilities to those of the federal unions? If Obama says that Wisconsin is wrong, he will then face federal unions that will demand the same "rights".

      March 11, 2011 at 8:11 am |
  3. John C

    I would ask our President, and everyone else in DC, why there is no thought/action on T. Boone Pickens' plan for energy.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
    • Kalidas

      HELP ME FIND A JOB!

      March 10, 2011 at 8:31 pm |
    • macc

      Bingo, no money in it.

      Bingo,no money in it.$$$$

      March 11, 2011 at 5:49 am |
    • teremist

      ALL efforts by T. Boone Pickens have been shunned by Islama Bama. It is NOT on his agenda to seek energy independence. Apparently he feels the USA should continue to be held hostage by OPEC and friends. Of course the fact that these nations make billions every month from the USA, is Okay with him. Never mind that they harbor Islamic fanatics.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:53 am |
  4. Arva

    to please please......get the priorities of OUR PRECIOUS COUNTRY straight.......morals.....true morals in all areas of government, GOD, the MILITARY and our VITAL EDUCATION or lack of

    March 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
  5. Bezzmer

    Why is the larger, more powerful federal government allowing atrocities like what is happening in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio occur? They are actively subverting democracy in many instances, especially what Snyder is trying to do in Michigan by taking away local government's elected officials should the governor declare a "fiscal emergency."

    Also, what of his promises to stand up for better education?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  6. Marc

    I would ask Obama why he lied to the american people.

    Why did he trick them into believeing he would change things in politics and now goes to parties and kisses hardcore republican's a%%

    Why does he keep working with the same people Bush had hired?

    Why does he never do what he promised?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  7. Eduardo R

    Mr. President,

    What happened to all the promises? Why are we still at war in Iraq and Afghanistan? Why have all your policies been half, if that, of what you campaigned on? What happened to the confident, strong person we helped take office? Why do we keep dumping money into wars and other far away conflicts when we haven't taken care of the dissaster that is New Orleans? Or our education? Or invested in new avenues of energy, which we will soon need?

    From a very disappointed supporter,

    ER

    March 10, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
  8. loboman

    why isn't marijuana legal?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  9. Jeff Thomas

    Why are so many African American children in care not adopted and why is so difficult to adopt them?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  10. QS

    Mr. President, you have my vote already. Many of us recognize your hard work and dedication, even if some of us have occasionally questioned some of your decisions along the way.

    Having said that, and knowing your personal feelings on the issue, would you in your second term fight harder for legalizing gay marriage at the federal level?

    Also, in regards to establishing more sustainable energy sources and finding easier to renew natural resources, please don't summarily and arbitrarily dismiss the potential benefits that would come from legalizing marijuana – specifically from hemp production and usage.

    Thank you.

    If you are truly determined to save this country from its dependence on oil, foreign or domestic, this should be something at the very top of the list of considerations.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
  11. Chris Baun

    How with 2 young daughters, a wife and a fairly important job have you been able to find time to play 60 rounds of golf?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  12. Ernest D.

    I'd ask him why he isn't standing with the working people in Wisconsin, as he said he'd do when he wanted our votes. And why we aren't releasing some of our oil reserves, at the price they were when we first put them there, when we know that the high gasoline prices is really hurting the working class, and especially the trucking industry, which is sure to drive up prices on just about everything we buy.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  13. Dissapointed Voter

    You have become a weak man and president. Shame on you. You make alliances and bow down to GOP snakes.
    I Ditto bob in florida
    Why in the (hell?) world would the President not stand up for the middle class workers and Unions, being attacked by the GOP?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
  14. Eric

    Are you INTENTIONALLY trying to destroy the nation?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
    • Jimbo

      Good question but let's not forget Reid/Pelosi.

      March 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
    • pazke

      Um, the question is supposed to be for President Obama. Why weren't you asking that question to the previous administration?

      March 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
      • Jordan

        Because the previous admin is no longer in power. How long are you going to 'blame Bush' for everything?
        Big0 has had two years in office, and has anything gotten better? Not really.

        March 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
      • m

        Just cutting through the BS for Obama sorry your right let him answer it will be interesting seeing what he comes up with.
        I second a response.

        March 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm |
      • lupe

        reallyyyyyyyyyy, creazyyyyyyy

        March 10, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
      • Logic

        HA! HAHAH! Moron....

        March 11, 2011 at 12:22 am |
      • sfcc

        Frankly, we are sick and tired of the same "Blame Bush" garbage being spewed out of the trailer parks time and time again. BUSH ISN"T THE POTUS ANYMORE! How do you like that newsflash, Katie Couric?

        March 11, 2011 at 1:31 am |
      • Josh

        Will college ever be affordable?

        March 11, 2011 at 3:21 am |
      • Guy

        Yes the last administration ruined our country. Bush was a train wreck, but the mortgage crisis goes back a lot further.

        Recently, I've been reading a lot about the world currency. Do you know that Iraq started to trade Oil in Euro's? Do you know, that if the rest of the oil countries followed him, Oil would be traded in Euro's effectively DESTROYING our entire economy. Did the trillion dollars Bush spend help the fact that he saved our currency from plumenting, because that is really the only reason we are still doing MEDIOCRE today. If the world decided on a new currency, there would be riots everyday in the streets.

        I think the real thing Obama should concentrate on, is what the hell he is doing with the Budget, and the FED, and why there is still so much corruption in the white house. This country very soon might be in shambles, and instead of worrying about his re-election, he should be concentrating on FIXING THE SITUATION!

        March 11, 2011 at 3:23 am |
      • Justin Bates

        STILL on bush eh.....it tough for any DEMOCRAPS to look at the monster theve created without whinning *WAAA bush WAAA bush...*

        March 11, 2011 at 6:16 am |
      • Peter

        How long to get the blame the last administration for everything? When is it time to credit/blame for the things you have or haven't done in office? It is easy to play the blame game but no one seems to take ownership of their own decisions and consequences of those decisions.

        March 11, 2011 at 8:24 am |
      • Peter

        How long do you get the blame the last administration for everything? When is it time to take credit/blame for the things you have or haven't done in office? It is easy to play the blame game but no one seems to take ownership of their own decisions and consequences of those decisions.

        March 11, 2011 at 8:25 am |
    • Serge

      The nation was destroyed with the invasion of Iraq under false pretences! All credebility in the world was then lost! So thanks to the Bush administration!! US since then is a rogue nation..wheter you like it or not!! So Eric what do you want your president to do??From my point of view I would like him to kick you'r butts off and show you that the Iraq war cost billions of good US $$ for nothing..and cost thousands of lives!! So who is destoying the nation??

      March 10, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • jazz

      Why do you think the President is destroying the country? It is such an underlyingly bigotted question!!

      March 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
    • Marvin

      Your right about that

      March 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
    • m

      In a short description YES!

      He has his eyes on China as a African partner in the future.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
    • Robert

      Great question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
    • lupe

      very goodddddddd

      March 10, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
    • lupe

      very gooood Eric

      March 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
    • James

      Agreed, he seems to be distroying this country, no value. I would ask him if he intends on keeping his promise to take the wealthy ( i know he already broke that promise, but maybe theres a chance he has a conscience? and what about that great health plan he was so knowledgeable about? These one termers always make me laugh

      March 11, 2011 at 12:14 am |
    • tommy

      you voted for bush both terms didn't you?

      March 11, 2011 at 12:20 am |
    • Name*avram Cantor

      How can u get re-elected, when all the news services are trying to convince you that they're Democrats. But, they're actually Republicans
      Read MSNBC, the huff po(now that AOL bought it) and you'll easily see that, between the lines, they totally WANT a Republican budget.
      It's very easy to just read stories written by the darling of CNN, Gloria Bother. She'd deny@@ eyeglasses & wheelchairs to the elderly. Fortunately, she spends so much time in bed w/ her lesbian partner, Sarah Palin, that she doesn't spend every minute of her life ruining the lives of the elderly.

      March 11, 2011 at 1:04 am |
    • Miguel

      yeah...he is trying to INTENTIONALLY destroy the nation. Idiot. I'd ask Obama if he foresees another world war. A religious war against Islam.

      March 11, 2011 at 2:35 am |
  15. Ada Smith

    I would want to know what happened with these gas prices? Does he understand how it affects people who either have no job or if they are working and are just making ends meet the tremendous burden these gas prices add to their lives. I still believe in the President and will always support my President, however I liked it better, when he first got elected that he was everywhere putting in his two cents worth. That's the President Obama I voted for. STAND UP!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
  16. Tom S

    I would ask why he thinks there is no need for civility when it is Democrats spewing hate!

    March 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
  17. John Golden

    President Obama needs to take marijuana off the list of Class I Controlled Substances. At least seventeen states have Medical Marijuana laws that are in direct conflict with federal law. This legal conflict is one of the few remaining roadblocks preventing implementation of California Senate Bill 420 (passed in 1996) and major reason other states have not embraced the compassionate use of medical cannabis. Why can't this ridiculous classification of marijuana along side heroin be changed?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  18. Guest

    When will you disclose the UFO/ Alien Issue? Why do you think the public is too stupid to believe the coverups?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  19. gjames

    I would ask the president why the VA has not settled my son's pension since it has been over a year since he was wounded and given an honorabe discharge. the complete disorganization of the VA is a disgrace to all Vets.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  20. Ian Flamingo

    I would ask him this: Why is the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize killing innocent people in Afghanistan ???
    I am dying to find out...

    March 10, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
  21. Gary

    Why are we giving still giving tax breaks to companies sending jobs overseas when we need to bring them back to the US?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
  22. Matt -- Cle Elum, WA

    What part of "Leadership" do you not understand?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm |
  23. nm

    How do you handle all of the unrealistic expectations?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm |
  24. Neil

    Isn't it time to be realistic about taxes and realize that we have to raise them to solve our problems?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm |
  25. gene in NC

    Why are you not publicly advocating for global action to stop Gadhaffi from slaughtering Libyan democracy advocates? The near silence is deafening!! Where is America's moral leadership on this issue?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
  26. EctoPlasm

    I would ask Obama the following question.

    : America needs to understand what is more our oil or our lives? I am a Libyan and we need help, we need a NFZ, I know there will be some obstacles but this is going to be history, we need you to seriously think about long term and how taking weeks of discussing just gets Gaddafi to give more bloodshed.

    I would then say:
    Libya is NOT in a civil war. It's a war between a people wanting liberation and a bloody tyrant.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
  27. Gene S

    I would ask President Obama if he thinks he is worthy of a second term. I would ask him why it is that when democrats win elections, they don't seem to matter. But when republicans win elections, they have a "mandate." I would ask him why he is negotiating and compromising away the principles, values, and good governance that we thought we were voting for when we placed our HOPE in him, so easily and without a fight. I would tell him that I would appreciate him much more if he at least fought for the change he asked us to believe in, and lose, then I do by watching him just give it away without a fight so as to appear bipartisan. He wasted a year working with republicans to get the health care bill... and he had already given away the public option... only for republicans to STILL try to block it. He gave in to tax cuts for the rich, for the right to STILL continue to make cuts that hurt our working class and poor. He has given billions to Wall Street, while Main Street is STILL watching their homes be foreclosed on. Let the right shut the government down with filibuster after filibuster... but STOP giving in, and FIGHT. THAT is why we voted for you. And it is the lack of it that will keep us from voting for you again.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
  28. foxvalleybiz

    If he thinks what is happening is Wisconsin is so terribly wrong, why doesn't he extend collective bargaining rights to federal workers?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm |
  29. Karen

    Why, with America clearly in decline as a country have we not secured our borders against the constant wave of illegals.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  30. JD

    When the president elect Obama was scanned and his voice was digitized at Disney Imagineering right after the inauguration did they replace him with the audio-animatronic that we have today?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  31. Jake W

    Please ask the President what his reaction is on the current situation in Wisconsin, now that the Budget Repair Bill has passed both the Assembly and Senate hurdles.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  32. MakaniLehua

    Every state is in deep financial debt, yet you still choose to vacation and put the financial burden on the state where you vacation, the federal government is not coughing up the cost of local police. Everyone is entitled to vacation but your situation is different, you come and enjoy but the state foots the bill.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  33. Christine

    I'm truly scared about the long term consequences of increased high stake testing for both teachers and students and making the field less attractive for educators to go into. Additionally, I'm concerned that the government is not doing more to protect quality education and teachers. Teachers stood behind the president hoping for reforms that would turn over the damage NCLB has done. Quality teachers are feeling more and more attacked by the government and testing and less involved in decision making. What is he going to do to address the pervasive attitude of making our education less competitive for quality professionals to go into and our students less engaged in authentic education?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  34. Rocky

    You call yourself a christian, and you display this belief well. Do you ever find it hard to love your brother and let god be the judge of the way a person lives their life?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  35. Aryeh Shershow

    How should voters feel about the fact that you've completely reversed your stance on Guantanamo Bay?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
  36. Dan

    If you were supreme dictator of America and if you did not balance the budget by the end of the year the world would explode, what would you cut?

    March 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
  37. MakaniLehua

    The middle class is taking a hard hit and taxes are climbing all over, many programs are being closed due to the budget crisis. Do you think you may be able to cut housing assistance, welfare, section 8, anything that is subsidized by the federal and state. Although taxes go up, the poor never need to pay for it because they get everything for free. How's about we start making them pinch their wallets too and miss a bill just like the middle class.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  38. Ed Sanborn

    What do you think of Leslie Kean's book titled "UFOs: Generals, Pilots

    March 10, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  39. Hayek

    What are you going to do after you become a 1 term president?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  40. Charles Williams

    Though I am not an American (I am Canadian) I was initially thoroughly enthralled by President Obama. We all had much anticipation of great things happening once he took over. Amongst other disappointments since he has taken office, we have Libya and he turns his head! I would like to ask: "Mr. President, why is it that the US Government can always act when some big US Corporations profits are at stake, yet completely ignore those poor people dying due to your willingness to stand by and watch? Or do you even watch? maybe not, eh?" May I remind you that evil will always prevail when the good stand by and do nothing!

    March 10, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
  41. JD

    Also what about the $20 TRILLION that the GAO said was GIVEN away to banks many of them foreign and why NO ONE, not the politicians, not the media, not YOU ever mention, it was news the day the report was released by law then ever since no one talks about it. Yet they go on with business as usual cutting a few billion in benefits here and there to balance the budget. And does the fact that this was allowed to happen and that no one talks about in the hopes that the public just forgets about it constitute Treason on the part of all those involved and all those that are NOT talking about it or trying to do something about it? It not only seems to be blatant treason but a complete violation of the American citizens trust.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
  42. Beth

    Just how big of an idiot are you?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
  43. Barb

    Why did your Administration focus so much on healthcare and so little on pushing jobs and new industry that would help the middle class? It is crazy to try and overhall healthcare in one year. People need jobs now!

    March 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
  44. BornInAmerica

    What K-Mart will you be working at after the 2012 elections?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  45. asseal guzinski

    Where was your intelligence ten days when you told Gadhafi to step down now the usa going to look weak and in two weeks time going to say that it was a mistake not to intervin

    March 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  46. John Armstead

    You ran, in part, on health care reform. In the end it was just about requiring nationwide health insurance coverage. Today there is a story about a drug company being granted exclusive (monopoly )rights to market an anti.premature birth drug that is decades old. The price has risen from $10 to $1,500. Why don't you do something about the underlying costs rater than just insurance?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  47. Stephanie

    My question for President Obama:

    When are you going to stop worrying about the rest of the world and fix the problems in your own country?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  48. Sue

    Why have you not called Bowe Bergdahl's family?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  49. Jack

    I hope he discusses renewable energy sources. 23% of our domestic energy comes from coal which pollutes the air with mercury, sulfur dioxide (smog), CO2, and more radiation than you would receive if you lived next door to nuclear power plant. Why, when we are blessed with the some of the sunniest deserts in the world, do we still invest in outdated energy sources, like oil which will only last us the next 40-90 years anyway, and instead look toward the future. That's what I hope the president addresses.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  50. Francisco

    President Obama – I'm sure you know what is happening in Mexico with the drug cartels, why or when will the U.S. go in to get the drug lords (El Chapo, El Mayo, etc.) ?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  51. fedup!

    why can we not make cuts to balance the budget? it's not the popular decision, but it's the RIGHT decision.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
  52. Steve

    Mr. President, how long will it take to begin consolidation of inefficient Federal agencies, such as the one suggested by the example from your SOTU address regarding multiple agencies being in charge of salmon?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
  53. omegarising

    I would ask him WHY he is intentionally trying to destroy America and what did the elite promise him for doing so?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
  54. Candy

    Why did you run for president?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  55. Vanessa

    How can we change the difference in people's minds and hearts to overlook people who has a felony on their record especially when they are doing something different in there lives today. People will not let you forget your past even though you have made a difference in the present and going to do better in the future.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  56. Phil B

    Mr. President, you ran for office under promises to be a great unifier. I cannot recall a time in my life where America is more divided across social, economic, political, and religious views. I'm left with the impression that you have failed in this aspect and I'd like to know how your plan to correct it.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  57. William Marlowe

    Mr. President,

    During your campaign you promised to close Guantanamo Bay but just this week you announced you are going to continue the practice of the Bush administration by holding military tribunals; Why have you not been able to live up to your promise the close Guantanamo Bay and civilia trials?

    William Marlowe
    Washington D.C.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  58. Steve

    How long will it take to begin reorganization to correct material inefficiencies among federal agencies?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  59. Carl Garland

    Why does the President treat the American people like we are the morons? He has yet to tell us the truth about anything. Why can't he come clean or resign from the Presidency? How can he explain the art of changing the world just for his benefit?

    We have worked all of our lives to enjoy what we have. Yet he is taking it away at every point. It doesn't stop......

    March 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  60. david

    What is the truth about ufo's and/or extrateretrials?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
  61. Don C

    What is the reasoning for not drilling for oil in the US? Why are we so dependent on foreign OPEC nations?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
  62. Chuck Ferguson

    Mr. President,

    Have you seen the Academy Award winning documentary Inside Job? What do you think of it? Why has no one in the financial industry gone to jail?

    Chuck Ferguson
    New York, NY

    March 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
  63. Jason F. from Houston

    Mr. President,

    Anyone who has watched the news in the past 2 weeks has witnessed Col. Gaddafi commit genocide and war crimes in front of international new cameras. How can the United States sit idly by when we are bound to prevent such occurrences as specified in the "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Treaty"?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
  64. Vanessa

    I have all of the requirements for a good paying job. But when they see felon they look down on use. And some jobs will not hired you without a diploma/G.E.D but if you are going to school and working towards it, it should not be a problem but it is.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
  65. Mark

    Why is your pathetic ass so over hyped by the media?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
    • XWngLady

      Answer: "Next Question...".....I would hope that he wouldn't even dignify your "question" with an answer.

      March 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
      • Liz

        Michelle, stop trying to hype up your hubby!

        March 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
      • Mary

        He is right , President Obama needs to stop posing for the camera's and WORK , like the rest of us do, the prof is in the last 2 and 1/2 yrs , i know he inherited the DEBT but i'm AC360 right now with a LITTLE BABY fighting for his life , the rule of law is NOT being obeyed by GADHAFI , that makes it our business GO TAKE DOWN GADHAFI NOW

        March 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
      • tommy

        htis is for mary.....yeah body count is 5000 dead american boys and girls for the middle east's wars. no more dead bodies for someone elses fight. libya should of overthrown him years ago. not an american war. were not the world police. no more tax dollars wasted on foreign countries when we can't even afford to put our own kids through college.

        March 11, 2011 at 12:24 am |
      • michael

        Girl you crazy.

        March 11, 2011 at 12:31 am |
      • meknoall

        @mary r u silly? This country let bush do whatever and pass whatever bill now r government is like a wounded ex treating the next person wrong. It takes almost half a year for a bill to pass.. For bush right away

        March 11, 2011 at 2:46 am |
      • Bob-USA

        Oh PULEASE! Get a clue lady!! He's the WORST president we've EVER had! And he duped us thinking by picking a black man named "Obama" we're voting for CHANGE! What CHANGE?????!! pfffft!

        March 11, 2011 at 6:53 am |
    • TomSelleksStash

      AMEN!

      March 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
    • lou blasczyk

      Why the "Crude language'? It accomplishes nothing!!

      March 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
    • m

      Oooooo I like this one, I with this guy, same question.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
    • A Mom

      I think it was his "epiphany" speech.

      March 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
    • Bryan

      Why did your question get through the moderator and mine hasn't yet?

      March 11, 2011 at 12:16 am |
    • Che-3

      Eat your RACIST Tea party HEART out.
      Obama for 2012 and Sasha for 2016.
      That's how BRIGHT that little girl is. Dig your ASS in some pillow for comfort will ya?

      March 11, 2011 at 12:44 am |
    • Denny Ray

      President Obama is doing a fantastic job, especially when compared to the Bush's; a-holi!

      March 11, 2011 at 4:45 am |
  66. Shirley

    I would ask what deals in the world have we made with other devils that we can't get a quorum together to oust Gaddafi. Instead we watch him SLAUGHTER his people. This makes me scared for our own worth here in our country.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
  67. Vimal

    Why we don't do anything for the people of Tibet? At this time you are ready to take action against Libya because you feel the pain of the people, than why not Tibet? For the sake of normal citizen of Tibet, please do something. It will be worthwhile to help normal people instead of thinking of Oil every time.

    The need to secure the natural resources are important but sometime we need to look beyond our interest just to help people.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
  68. Joe

    What happened to transparency? You campaigned on making government more accountable and transparent, on changing the system. Yet when someone actually steps up and does something to hold our government accountable for its horrendous actions and tries to show us citizens the truth he's imprisoned! I would ask whether or not he will pardon Pfc. Bradley Manning for letting us know what the government should have just admitted to us?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
  69. Charlie Sheen

    Mr. President,

    Are you Winning?

    V/R

    Charlie Sheen

    March 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
  70. XWngLady

    As a regular person, I'd ask him if he could have lunch with one person in the history of humanity who would it be? Or maybe, what is the #1 lesson that he's learned in the past 2 years?....As a citizen, voter, I would ask him what is the #1 thing that we as regular people could do to help our economy and our future?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
    • pazke

      "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country". 🙂

      March 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
      • Don't Tread On Me

        Interestingly enough that you posted this famous quote. You seem to be Democrat and pro-Union and yet you post a quite that is telling people to rely upon themselves and not the government or protection under big Unions. The government and unions don't grant freedom, the people themselves do. Self-Reliance not Union/Government reliance.

        March 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
      • Che-3

        Spot ON Brother!
        I just can't help it. You made my DAY brighter with lots of laughter!

        March 11, 2011 at 12:41 am |
      • Asking

        Lol

        March 11, 2011 at 1:51 am |
    • FubarObama

      Xwinglady: we all know he would have lunch with his brother Osama Bin Laden?

      March 11, 2011 at 6:27 am |
    • Bob-USA

      You're OBVIOUSLY "NOT" that is NOT a very well informed person. Best you can do is STOP posting garbage! Much like your Snake-Oil-Salesman Obama!

      March 11, 2011 at 6:55 am |
    • Al

      I think that one is pretty simple: Karl Marx.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:57 am |
  71. Bernard E

    Why will the Medicare Part C program be gone in 2013 and when will people on SSI and Disability receive a cost of living raise? We haven't receive one in 2 years and as a lifetime Democrat I'm very disappointed in the Last 2 years of your 1st term, Mr. President.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  72. AfghanMarine

    When will you stop my brothers and sisters in arms needless deaths? We're sick of it, we fight for a country that stomps on all we are fighting for in other countries.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  73. suresh

    Do you still have hope?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  74. Mark_CT

    I voted for you. Now I'd like to know, what made you think you could make a difference?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  75. Kim

    I would ask why a more rigorous and passionate investigation of the abuse, torture, rape, sodomization, beatings and murders of prisoners at GITMO, Bagram, Abu Ghraib, etc. wasn't launched? Why weren't these people, supposedly responsible for the American citizens' safety, prosecuted and sent to prison, as they should have been/should be? If these heinous crimes were committed on U.S. soil, against American citizens, these people would likely be prosecuted, unless the military/government would cover that up too. Who knows? Maybe they do. But the Bush Administration made it more "difficult", by performing these disgusting, abhorrent acts in Cuba, at Guantanamo Prison.

    American citizens or not, these people deserve justice. Holding people, many of whom are innocent, for years without charges and not allowing them legal representation for atleast the first three years of their time there is reprehensible and insulting to me, as a decent American. An expansive investigation should have been done, and the other 100 photos and the video that were kept from becoming public should be released. I am appalled at the U.S. government and military's response to these disgusting, dispicable actions. Raping, sodomizing, beating, burning, stabbing, shooting, punching, kicking, etc. prisoners is a crime. Doing it to anyone is a crime.

    While I have respect for Obama, I am dissapointed that these peoples' rights were not worthy of our government and military's respect. In fact, I am so disapointed that I feel embarassed to be American at this point, because this is not what we are supposed to represent. And the American soldiers responsible and guilty of these crimes should not be protected. For shame.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  76. Main-ee-ack

    What are his thoughts on having college-age students paying for in-state or out-of-state tuition based on where they are from and where they go to school? Does he think that out-of-state tuition is fair or discriminatory? Why?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  77. S. Stanton

    20 yrs in the making – I have the Health Care Project that does work, will put people back to work, turn the recession in 120 days, produces a profit after the first year & will not take taxpayer money. The Project will reduce the costs of Medical Care, reduce the costs of insurance, takes the burden off the States & Medicare, rids waste & fraud, protects against pharmaceutical errors while assuring EVERYONE receives the BEST care. Entrepeneural; not government. The President has said, "If you have a better idea, I want to hear it". I do, Mr. President. Will you invite me to meet with you?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
  78. pazke

    What are your thoughts on the radicalization hearings? How are you not outraged by them?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
    • AnnieM

      Joe McCarthy is alive and well and living in the Republican party...

      March 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
    • Obama

      Well, why would I be outraged? our country is a democracy and if a congressman wants to put a religion he doesn't like on trial and acuse every single one of its followers as being terrorist it's his right. I'm not outraged at all, I love my republican friends I'm having a dinner aprty for them at the white house tonight. we're gonna talk baseball and after desert, we'll talk about those pesky unions and how to shut them up for good.

      March 11, 2011 at 5:47 am |
  79. William Marlowe

    Mr. President,

    Why did you have the US Veto the UN Resolution to make it illegal for Israel to build new settlements when 14 other nations, including our ally England voted for the UN resolution.

    William Marlowe

    March 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  80. Amir

    Mr. President,

    Your supporters in Wisconsin are losing their rights and freedom under a republican dictatorship Scott Walker, but you care more about people from Lybia who are suffering under another dictator. Everyone knows that the people in Lybia are not as important as their oil reserves. My question is, isn't time to take care for your own people than the others, who hate us anyway.

    Thank you Mr. President,
    Amir

    March 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  81. AnnieM

    When I was a kid (a long time ago), my Dad used to say that they were "giving someone enough rope to hang themselves". Since the Republicans are busily shooting themselves in the feet with great gusto (think Wisconsin), I assume this is his plan.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  82. T. Weaver (@T_W_03)

    Though I'm not a democrat, nor repulican, I tend to agree with you on most issues,but, how can we fix the world before we fix what's broken in the homeland? If everyone here was provided for and highly educated, wouldn't that make the world a better place?(@T_W_03)

    March 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  83. Kyle

    Why isn't marijuana legal in all States?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  84. Robert

    Do you think that our country would be in such dire straights if the George Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest were never imposed upon the American people?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  85. Donovan

    Are you the Manchurian Candidate?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  86. TomSelleksStash

    I also might say, "Excuse me Barack, but why are you the worst president since FDR?"

    March 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  87. Dion

    How does it make you feel when people say that you are trying to destroy the nation, but they fail to realize that when you took office, the nation was already in financial distress?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  88. Paul

    I feel increasingly invaded in my private life even though me, my family, and my wife are good tax paying citizens. I live in Boulder, CO and there are creepy people (no not the bums or the stoned college kids, but shady people) crawling all over this place and I know these are paid people paid funded by institutions, ie probably a mix of local, state, fed, Lockheed Martin, IBM, etc. (they are all here). Why do we need so much privacy invasion in rural Denver? Not sure if you have ever been here, but come on. I grew up in Chicago and I know hard street gangsters. There are NONE here. Yet the entire town is being treated like criminals. There are 1000's of Cameras everywhere, overkill of patrol, Shady intelligence gathering tactics blanketed in fancy legal lingo, over funded cops with brand new vehicles and state of the art spy equipment. I mean Come on! This is what Boulder Republic has be come? If this is what the rest of America is going to become...watch out.

    I believe security serves a purpose but do we need it to control our lives as if we are not adults and sovereign beings living in the greatest country on earth where life, liberty, and the pursuit of freedom are not only honored but the envy of the world. Is this not exactly what the rest of the world is fighting over right now?

    My question Sir is this: When are we going to put together a logical plan for Homeland Security because the patriot act is unconstitutional and does not fit the mold of "America Land of the Free Home of the Brave". We need to feel safe from our own government as well. No B.S. Barrack I too am from the 312. Give America a straight answer.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:31 pm |
  89. nofoodnowork

    When is he going to stop being the business agent for unions and start being the President of the United States – does he really believe that he should get another term give what he and his congress have done to this country over the last 2 years.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  90. christine north

    Mr President it appears that you may be asking our men and women to be putting themselves into harms way again. How can you, or

    March 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  91. Jeremy

    Why are thousands of young enlisted sailors being forced to compete for their jobs or face discharge from their voluntary service or at least change rates to remain in the navy? Government expenditures and budget need to be re-evaluated if we can't afford to keep the men and women who volunteer to serve their country. How can the government turn away the men and women who risk their lives to protect our country?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
    • Jeremy

      Granted the question is off topic, but that is what I would ask given the opportunity.

      March 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  92. progressiveviewpoints

    What happened with candidate Obama?
    The one people elected to fight for the issues he said he would fight for if they elected him...

    March 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  93. Josh

    Why when the middle class the democratic base is under attack by the republicans stripping away workers rights, is the white house's main agenda for the day a "stop bullys in school" why doesnt the white house stop the bullies in congress? this is not the change we voted for.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  94. Joe Mama

    Mr. President; I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican voter. I simply do not believe in the false-paradigm of a two-party Democrat/Republican false-choice system (what we currently have in this country).

    This is a two-part question sir: Firstly, after having recently reneged on (yet) another one of your campaign pledges (e.g. ending the military tribunals at Gitmo and further... NOT closing Gitmo in the first place), what exactly is the CHANGE that I (an independent U.S. citizen) and other peoples of the world should be seeing more than 2 years since your inauguration?

    Secondly, in your opinion sir, what is the United States' role in the New World Order?

    Thank you

    March 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
  95. don

    Mr. President, can you please form a concerted effort to call the neo's and far right on the despicable things they propose and are already doing?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
  96. Mark of Oklahoma

    Why is it, Mr. President, that almost everytime you open your mouth, you lie?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  97. cliff skalba

    Mr.President:When will you realize Republicans are going for the jugular,and you continually play,go along to get along?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  98. Rich from Ohio

    How do you see the "American dream" changing as the world becomes more connected and interdependant?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  99. michele Marie

    Men abandoned by their fathers almost always become lying, overly ambitiious jerks. The most dangerous also have charisma. Have you noticed these qualities in yourself oh audaciouis one?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  100. Obama mnesty

    Blocks my posting!

    March 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
  101. MARK

    WHY DON'T YOU DELIVER ON YOUR CAMPAIGN PROMISES–CLOSING GITMO, HAVING CIVILIAN RATHER THAN MILITARY TRIALS FOR ACCUSED IN GITMO,STOPPING EVESDROPPING ON AMERICAN CITIZENS,STOPPING TARGETED ASSASSINATIONS IN PAKISTAN, ETC ETC? WERE YOU JUST NAIVE AND FLAT WRONG–OR HAVE YOU INSUFFICIENT PERSONAL OR POLITICAL INTESTINAL FORTITUDE?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
  102. sciolyboy1996

    whatever you do, do not use the reserves, thats what opec wants us to do.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
  103. christine north

    TO ADD TO WHAT WAS NOT TO YET BE SENT. Considering that our service men and women work at poverty level ( if unsure of this check a military pay grade) how can you suggest putting them in harms way considering you have a fat congress and senate willing too shut down the government. Where is this money coming from? And before haters reply, I deplore what is going on. I support our service people. I do not want my son or husband home in a body bag without serious consideration of all evils that will come out of this.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  104. Aimen

    I hope USA supports Libyan people who are being massacred by Gaddafi’s mercenaries and security thugs. When I heard Rubin in CNN said “USA needs leaders, not lawyers”, I see why Qaddafi is not worried about murdering Libyans all because he has a cover from USA. What is happening to unarmed Libyans has brought shame on all of us if we close our eyes.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  105. Hank

    Jimmy Carter, in a similar crisis, instituted the "Windfall-Profits Tax". When are you, Mr. President, going to do a similar thing? Now, I know that you don't have control of congress, but it is something to think about.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  106. Rick

    Why wont you do anything about the illegal immigration problem in America?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
  107. Bobby

    I'd ask him why he hasn't acknowledged the Armenian genocide. It was one of his campaign promises.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
    • firewalker

      There was no Armenian genocide...it was a WAR read your history

      March 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
      • num

        Firewalker, please know what you're talking about before talking non-sense. If you do read any serious book about the ottoman empire between 1890 and 1920 (either from a turkish author or not) you will have more than enough real and tangible proofs about the armenian genocide started by Sultan Abdul Hamid and carried out by the Ittihad government during WWI with help of the german military. The Argentine federal court declared the Turkish state as responsible for it yesterday after 10 years investigation.

        April 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
    • nanse

      While you're at it, ask him why he's such a gutless wonder about the massacre in Libya?s

      March 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
    • Che-3

      Oh please you blame this too on Obama?

      Has Obama acknowledged "SLAVERY" and DEATHS as sea perpetuated by US? I bet if your dog and cat are ducking it out you will yelling Borack to intervene.

      March 11, 2011 at 12:50 am |
  108. Trish Kennedy

    Have you read the book "8 Types of Leaders" By Master Del Pe?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  109. All414All

    Mr. President, what would you say to yourself if you could go back to 2008?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  110. spett

    Why won't you release your long form birth certificate if you have nothing to hide? No other president has used a short form like this. You can't even get any government benefits without showing a long form birth certificate. How did you get to be President?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
  111. Dr. Salaria, Aamir

    Where is your promised change? I voted for you since I believed what you promised to the American people. Now at times, I deeply regret my decision. You are just like your predecessor. You have failed to effect any real change in the lives of ordinary, hapless and helpless Americans. I will think twice before voting for your next time.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
  112. MilMan

    In Helen Thomas mode:
    Some of my collegues and I agree that your track record for dealing with international crisis really tests your abiloity to lead. Your actions, or lack thereof, have now put our nation in harm's way and have reduced American power at home and abroad. People on the right say that this was your plan all along, if you had a plan at all. How do you respond?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  113. Odner

    When are you going to start shaking things up for good, Mr President? The American people is getting bored with your performance these days.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  114. RACE TO THE TOP..TEACHERS FALL TO THE BOTTOM

    I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS.. MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO INCREASE PAY FOR TEACHERS.. YOU KEEP SAYING WE NEED TO RESPECT AND SUPPORT TEACHERS IN YOUR SPEECHES., HOWEVER I SEE NOTHING COMING FROM YOUR DESK TO BACK UP WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.. ALSO THEIR IS A LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR TEACHERS THROUGH STAFFORD LOANS.. TEACHERS CAN APPLY FOR FORGIVENESS OF THEIR STUDENT LOAN,HOWEVER THEIR IS A TIME FRAME ON IT.. WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT REMOVING IT?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  115. wiconsinboy

    Why did you fail to bust the trust when you had the chance – unforgivable...

    March 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  116. Lisa M

    "When are you leaving?"

    March 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  117. Brandon

    You have ex-military members saying that we are being visited by beings outside this world. For what would be the biggest announcement in human history, is the government ready to announce their knowledge of not being alone in the universe?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  118. JPicson

    I would ask him why he is allowing the gas companies to harm citizens' health and the health of their children and animals through shale gas drilling and processing, such as that which is going on in the Marcellus Shale, the Barnett Shale and many other shale basins throughout the U.S.

    The NY Times article only scratched the surface. People in my area are already testing positive for benzene and toluene and other gas drilling and processing chemicals in their blood, due to water contamination and air pollution from these processing facilities.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  119. eddie bok

    since you consider yourself a Christian and all Christians are called to be imitators of Christ regardless of our title,what kind of abortion would be acceptable to Jesus Christ?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  120. Pete

    Why are you not facilitating the decolonization of the last colony in the world, a US colony, Puerto Rico? is this another broken promise?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  121. Aimen

    I would like to ask him whether he will work on saving unarmed Libyan people from being genocide. I think USA will support human right, not dictatorship.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
  122. M Jackson

    What are you doing to promote more green jobs?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  123. lesley

    When will your government disclose the presence of UFO's/Aliens and stop thinking were are all stupid?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  124. FridayNight

    "Whatever happened to all those healthcare talks that were supposed to be televised on C-SPAN so the government could show full transparency in handling the matter?"

    "Where's the transparency? All I see are backroom deals and zero negotiation between party sides"

    "The government seems to be just as shady and un-reliable as it was before you took office, where's the change?"

    March 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  125. Ireland

    Why on earth is the President allowing Republicans to strip women of their rights, redefine rape, and sweep the outrageous violence against women in the U.S. (sex trafficking, sexual assault, domestic abuse, etc.) under the rug?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  126. Danny Vestal

    Where is the birth certificate?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  127. tray200

    why do'nt we balance the budget by ending these useless wars, with no clear objective, and no end insight. OH i forgot we have to feed the miitary industrial machine. OH how about balancing the budget by ending foreign aid, or better yet send some forein aid to detroit, it's starting to resemble a third world nation

    March 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  128. Matthew

    Why won't you show us your birth certificate?

    March 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  129. Brad

    Why did you turn out to be the same old liar that every campaigning politician turned out to be? You lost my vote for round 2, and I hope other hypsters also see through your smoke screen and kick you out of office, too.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
  130. GEE

    Why is he slow to act in libya and somalia? why is always very slow for leadership? people in libya dying by hunderdes every
    single day Mr. president. we need stong action on somalia and libya, not just talk.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
  131. TMSSRonald

    Mr. President, do not let Libya be your Elian Gonzales moment. Do what is right and institute the no-fly zone and give Qadafi 48 hours to leave Libya. The Libyan poeple are crying out for freedom. I am a Republican who voted for you because I believe you are what this nation needed (and the fact that you prevented Hilary form ever being President) so now you must be a world leader and remove this dispicable man from the world stage.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
  132. Ray Ray

    Boxers or briefs?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
  133. carlos gonzalez

    I just want to ask the president "what's can I do to make my country a better place. I believe we can all make our country a better place but WE ALL HAVE TO DO OUR PARTS. We have to stay in tuned of what's going on in capital hill. Watch cspan."

    March 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm |
  134. Derek Larson

    When can we expect some leadership from the White House– or any other DC Democrats –on the open class warfare being raged in Wisconsin and Ohio? Or on the disgusting attacks the GOP is leveling against teachers in Idaho? The very public employees who protect our safety and teach our kids to read as under attack across the nation and the president has been SILENT on these issues. Where is the leadership? There is no compromise and no imagainary "bipartisanship" on these issues Mr. Obama.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
  135. Dave383

    Can we please tax all religious organizations regardless of what fairy tales they preach?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
  136. Jim

    Why did you spend the first year of your presidency focusing on health care (when we cant afford it) instead of focusing on the economy and job creation (thus getting the tax base back so you could pay for things like healthcare). Are you really a socialist at heart or just appear that way?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
  137. Sarah

    I would like to know when he will put an end to 'No Child Left Behind'...or, as we like to call it, 'Every Child Left Behind'...our future is waiting for change in their school systems.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  138. Anna

    What is the recovery plan for the people? Job creation,mortgage crises, real estate crises, health insurance crises???

    March 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  139. Marvin

    The sooner he is out of office, maybe we can get over the mess he has put us in.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  140. Jorge

    If Social security is in troubel, Why was social security rates lowered, 2, Why not go after all insurance Co. doing Business in USA and force them to insure all, insted of spending billions of dollars in a fail system that has proving no good in Canada, Europe and other country also increase the tax rates. 3. IRS why not a flat rate to al citizen. Gov. will gain income... I guest I'm just a florist.........

    March 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  141. Don't Tread On Me

    President Obama do you admit your failings of knowledge on subjects such as Guantanamo Bay which you agreed we can't close and continue military tribunals, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from which you now realize we can't just pull out, Obamacare which really doesn't save money but just shifts money from Medicare to pay for other portions of the bill and then waivers keep getting written constantly, all just on a short list. Also, do you believe you are unqualified for the job and can't make decisions as Hilary Clinton said during election debates? Do you believe you can move to the middle and step up and truly bring the country together or are you truly the leader of only the far left?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
  142. SiriusVH

    As President, I don't think that it is his job to take sides in the Wisconsin GOP takeover. He is the President of all Americans. He has indicated that teachers and public empoyees should not be 'vilified'. That's probably as far as he can go. Maybe those who voted the GOPsters in power should have been more thoughtful when casting their votes.

    Scores will be settled during the 2012 elections.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
    • Nick

      I agree, if they had really done the research on the candidates they voted for they would have known better than to vote for them. Now they're just pissed because they voted blindly and got screwed over as the end result. Let's hope they can learn from their mistakes.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
    • AL Silvestri

      You are absolutely correct that he should stay out of State politics. Although I would love for him to stand up and explain the huge difference in benefits between public workers and private ones ( the majority of the workforce by the way ). I am sure that those private workers are going to really love hearing him explain how they benefit from having their benefits restricted or reduced under Obamacare while the union folks got an exemption and can continue with a 40% premium that , until this, they never even had to contribute to – RIGHT. Taxpayers win one for a change – NO THANKS to Barack

      March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
    • Patcee

      I wish just once he would try to emulate Harry Truman and say it like it is. If Truman was in office he would be saying exactly what he thought about Gov. Walker's shenanigans. Of all our President's faults, I think the one that is the worst is that he is so predictable and boring. I was hoping for a lot more when I voted for him.

      March 11, 2011 at 12:24 am |
      • Todd

        So why aren't you libs not protesting the White House? Last time I checked the Federal Government does not have collective bargaining rights. If I remember correctly, President Carter and a Democratic Congress and Senate did that.

        March 11, 2011 at 12:58 am |
      • Butthole

        He's a mediocre president, with mediocre performance. People shouldn't have thought that a single man with little experience was really the messiah, come to save the world with change. PLEASE. Most peacemakers have NOT been politicians... and most of them were assasinated. Seriously, he pulled off the easiest campaign ever. Just say what everyone wanted to hear. Nothing new here.

        March 11, 2011 at 2:07 am |
      • Butthole

        wait...so 'predictable and boring' which could be construed as 'stable' isn't good enough? What did you want an unpredictable president full of adventure...? Lady he's the president, not a motorcycle riding bad boy from a romance novel you lust after....

        March 11, 2011 at 2:25 am |
      • sumday

        that is the illusion of democracey society- you end up voting on a face, some slogans, and maybe 1 or 2 of the most importain issues to you- but you will never have a say in what happens or be able hold anyone accountable for their election promises. If I bought an item that advertised XXX but when I got it it did YYY I'd have a case of fraud- but when we elect pl who then don't do what they said our only option is vote them out NEXT TIME but you still have to deal with all the trash they passed and spent and their was nothing you could do to stop it- the system really needs to go to a popular vote by the people- anything else is corrupted.

        March 11, 2011 at 7:44 am |
      • Vigla

        If there's anything you knew about Obama when you voted fro him, was that he is cool as a cucumber. He is not a hot head like Bush, or aloof like Bush Sr. He does not exude emotion like Clinton, either. He is what a president should be, methodical, intelligent, principled, and careful. This is what we voted for in 2008. Think of the alternative. Or the current crop of Republican hopefuls...Lord help us. Obama at least believes in what most Americans believe, and what he does behind the scenes is unknown to us, but at least we know he is doing the RIGHT thing!

        March 11, 2011 at 8:12 am |
      • dawg

        I agree, Patcee. Unfortunately, the American people are taken with the touchy-feely psychobabble of the self-esteem movement and its offshoots, and would not abide a Truman-like approach. This doesn't mean that the President couldn't or shouldn't do as you suggest, but he would have to be a man of courage, willing to sacrifice his political future to do so; I don't think Pres Obama is such a man.

        March 11, 2011 at 8:27 am |
  143. lou blasczyk

    I would ask him why his administration is so unwilling to prosecute those Wall Street Bankers that caused the financial "meltdown" in 2008 when there is plenty of evidence that outright fraud was committed by many of these Wall Street bankers? This "meltdown" is one of the root causes of the financial difficulties faced today both at the federal and state levels.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
  144. The Dude

    Mr. President

    Does the Government have advanced knowledge that Yellowstone is about to explode? If such a disaster was known to be coming do we (FEMA) have a plan other than mass graves to deal with such a disaster?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
  145. mlc in CA

    As a Democrat, can you remain silent when unions, which have been such a strong support base for Democrats, are being dismantled as part of a Republican strategy to derail your next election?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
  146. Brett

    I'd ask why we are standing so strongly by Israel, even though they are occupying Palestinian land to the point of building settlements and erecting the Wall? We keep supporting them, and that support is being used to occupy lands that the international community – including the US – says belong to the Palestinians. It really makes the US look bad, and is likely fueling much of the Middle East anger toward the US. I'd ask why we can't play hardball with Israel, not just for the Palestineans but also for our own national security. I'll bet Israel would give in. They certainly don't dare go it alone in the region of the world they are in.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
  147. Ironhouse

    What happened to cleaning up Washington, Wallstreet, and especially Lobbying?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
  148. David

    I will ask him if he knows how much I love him

    March 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
  149. jpiston

    What is being done about the $600 trillion + trade deficit and is there any progress with addressing the unfair U.S. Trade Agreements and or enforcements of Trade Laws.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
  150. Wayne Schmand

    I want to know why the President is silent on what's going on in Wisconsin? He says that the US needs to out educate and compete the rest of the world. How does this square with the fact that when local governments are in trouble the first thing to be cut is education.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
    • ilikepbandj

      because paying a teacher a pension for 40 years after they retire is insane and paying a few bucks a month for health care is bull.... grow up dude I would pay more to the teachers if they paid a fair share of health and eliminated the pension. 401k that is it with 50 % match on the first 3% contribution.

      basic math... 100 teachers payroll – 100 bucks
      10 retire and collect pension and health and we rehire 10 replacements
      payroll is now 100 PLUS 10 next year more and more etc etc. at some point you can not support the payroll. basic math.
      pensions KILL business. they were fine when we lived to 65 but not 85 and 90 you collect longer than you worked.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
    • Rkerr09

      The reason why the president does not speak out on the statutory issues in Wisconsin and similar states is two fold; (1) it is a state issue, not a federal issue. The federal government and president do not have the authority to dictate to state government what they can and cannot pass a law about. That is as long as the law is not precluded by a Federal regulation or law. (2) The current Congress (republican house and Democratic Senate) would not pass legislation pro-union and therefore by elevating this issue the president could not act and he will look like a lame duck on the issue. He is smarter to pick his battles until the next election cycle.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
    • Wayne

      Wayne... We won't be able to "Out Educate" if teachers have to pay a little retirement and health insurance... please... how was anyone able to get a education and get ahead 100 years ago, 50 years ago without the fine pay packages of today's teachers... oh... those teaches REALLY did for the LOVE of teaching??? ... here's a lesson that the union teachers could teach their students and community... We'll pay a little more now AND in the future for the greater good of all ... that lesson would be a lesson of self sacrifice ... a real life lesson that many would benefit from... WW

      March 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
    • Taco

      Because the entitlement programs that they would much rather cut are untouchable.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:11 pm |
    • smcgov

      education is not getting cut, the workers are simply having to pay a little bit more into their cadillac medical plan. You pro govt. union people really need to understand the difference between a private union and a govt. union. Although teaching is the easiest degree to get and the profession has a population of former C students which is why India and China are killing us in education.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:02 am |
    • dawg

      I hope it is because he knows (though he can't say) that the best way to improve our education system is to get the govt out of it. Or, at least, he knows from observing the past that throwing more money at the govt schools is *not* the answer.

      March 11, 2011 at 8:32 am |
  151. Stewart in Portland

    You talk of immigration reform. Why a whole program when we only have one legal entrance at the US border? Would it not be simpler and more effective to have legal entrances at other checkpoints other than Ciudad Juarez?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
  152. jefffbo

    What is in hangar 13 area 51 ?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
  153. ilikepbandj

    when will you and the rest of the senate start running the government like a business? 55 billion in savings if we eliminate the dollar in paper, more if we sack the penny. Close foreign bases we don't need, end the war, increase healt insurance premium for all govt workers, ELIMINATE the IRS and the out dated tax code install a flat tax and save BILLIONS while collecting trillions more.... You guys all put together could not run a convenience store and make a profit.

    Seriously I am pissed and wish someone had the balls to ask about this directly to ALL of the idiots. I am sick of paying for POOR service from all representatives. If I got service like this from a store I would stop shopping there....

    Hell I wish I had a press pass i would drive to DC tomorrow am and ask myself....

    March 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
  154. Chris

    $35 million in funds for the healthcare law was given to Utah to set up an insurance exchange. Fifty-four people have enrolled. Specifically, can you say how the healthcare law is saving money and cutting the deficit as was your promise to the American people?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
  155. droidone

    When are you leaving. I've seen change all right. For the worse. I will be so glad whe nthe next election comes to get this cook out of office. He has the backbone of a lizard. He wants to cripple our military. He can't leave soon enough for me.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  156. blackbelt3L

    Why have you spent millions of dollars to keep your immigration and school records sealed? Why does no one remember you at Columbia? Why are you purposely destroying our country? Are you serious about attempting to run for POTUS again? You have got to be kidding if you think you will be re-elected.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  157. stab

    why do you lie so much,and why are you trying to destroy america as we know it??????????

    March 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  158. Philip Sharac

    I would ask our President if he intends to keep a single promise that he made to all of us who believed in him?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  159. Rkerr09

    Mr. President,while there are so many domestic issues inside the United States, why are you not more involved in the 2011 budget issues and attempting to mediate the situation within the Senate? Are you not worried that a shutdown of the United States Government could place the current economic growth at risk and cause a double dip recession?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  160. Desert Rose

    What will you do when you are voted out of office?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm |
  161. Joe

    I would ask the coward to resign. Obama is a complete failure that should be in prison.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm |
  162. roshevl32

    What are the most important steps that need to be taken to increase gross fixed investment, which as a percentage of GDP is now 143rd among countries of the world.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
  163. kegpack

    I would ask him when he plans on starting his new job. Then I would ask him if he knew that his new job technically started over a year ago.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
  164. ryan

    I use to smoke cig's and drink booze quite a bit, and be on anti-depressants. Every time i'd go to get help, physicians would just prescribe me a different pill that affected my labido and attitude. I decided to find my own help and smoked marijuana, which helped me ween my cig habit and quit hitting the bottle, on top of that i started thinking positive about everything and eventually stopped taking my meds for depression. Oh yeah, and it helped kick up my sex drive big time. I felt fine up until someone turned me in because they didnt like me and wanted to get the best of me. I got a 600$ fine for paraphanelia and less than an ounce. I never drove when i was high, i'd just sit back and listen to music, paint, or hit up the ol XBox. I took 1 problem in the place of 4. Mr. President, why am i getting punished for something that was actually helping me?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
    • ryan

      i forgot to add that im also a hard worker and get nothing but good reports at work.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  165. TMS

    What a shame
    Everyone is now upset how the Republicans are governing this country especially in regards to union busting and taken back our country, and spreading lies about the presidents religion and belief and where he as was raised. Did you forget that you voted the Republicans into office during the midterm elections? You believed all the lies the Republican was spreading regarding our president and did not give him any credit for bringing this country back from the disastrous state they left for him to clean up. Our elected officials the Republicans in the House and Senate told you flat-out that they were not interested in doing the right things for the people of the United States, but instead they are interested in helping the big companies and Wall Street control and run this country. And the only way they can do that is by spreading lies, fear and hatred to make you weak minded people afraid to do the right things. And now you're complaining what they're doing now. Give me a break. The Republicans through you apiece of bait and you swallow it line sinker and hook right downs to your guts. You asked for this so live with. The president came into office with our country on the brink of collapse with all the garbage the Republicans left behind for him to clean up and the only thing you can do is complain, bitch and disrespect the president for everything has gone wrong in your life and the economy. You hypocrites, you voted for this doing the midterm elections so live with it. You can see what the Republicans in the House are doing and you refuse to look at it for what it is. I'm not saying that all Republicans on Main Street are evil, because they are evil on both sides. But these House Republicans are so greedy and hateful that they would rather see this country go to hell in a hand basket before they would let a black president who is every bit qualify to do the job for the people and by the people fail. This type of attitude reveals the character of an individual. What a shame, God help us all.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  166. Just Wondering...

    ...Mr. President, what do you do all day?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm |
  167. Michelle R.

    Mr. President, before election, you stated that we (as country) would end our dependency on foreign oil. Why are we still dependent on so-expensive-foreign oil? How much deeper do we have to dig in our pockets? We are people with regular jobs! .... We are not rich! We don't have the salaries of senators, CEOs or that of retiring Chicago Mayor Daley ! ... Words like "country of whiners" should have been thought twice before they were spoken so shamelessly!!

    With all due respect Mr. President, we are frustrated and upset of what this country has become!

    March 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm |
  168. buggamaroo

    i would ask why are we having to take pay cuts and benefit reductions when all the people in washington and all elected people are getting raises and bonuses or just a pay freeze let them see what its like to live on 1500 bucks amonth to support a family. Then they will start fixing the system real fast!!

    March 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm |
  169. Scott Davis

    I would ask why there has been no presidential or congressional response to The Disclosure Project, which boasts eyewitness testimony from over 500 military personnel, police officers, nasa & FAA employees regarding the presence of extraterrestrials on earth.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm |
  170. showmetom

    Why ask him anything? The only time he lies is when he opens his mouth.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  171. Joe

    You idiots that question why Obama has not responded to Wisconsin. It is very simple, the union has sucked the life out of most companies and governments including the federal government. Think of it this way, you have a budget of $1000 to pay all of your bills each month, but your next door neighbor need $600 of you $1000 to pay his bills. What are you going to tell your neighbor? Wisconsin government told the union to get lost, because they are providing zero value.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  172. falcon63

    When does the change you can believe in start with you as President.....loss of collective bargaining rights, no public option, no jobs, no money, tax breaks for your wealthy contributors and friends....is this it?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  173. TomSelleksStash

    Baaahahaha why would he have to acknowledge that?! It has nothing to do with America. Plus, it never happened. Just ask the Turks...

    March 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  174. Tops

    When will the olive branch speeches and tranquil policy marry genuine confidence and conviction? When will the emotion in your words be backed with observable action? Riddle me that.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  175. Matt

    Why are we fighting for Afghan's when they don't care one way or the other that we are here, and we have Marines and Soldiers dieing everyday for these people. Why don't we protect our Nation by bringing our troops back and securing our ports and borders if that's what you're worried about. I just don't think Afghan is important enough for me to die for and leave behind my wife and kids. This is my third time deployed and I really don't want to die for a stupid Afghani. I don't care about them

    March 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  176. Stacey

    Why isn't Wall Street in jail?
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-isnt-wall-street-in-jail-20110216

    March 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  177. Californian

    Doesn't matter because all politicians LIE.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
  178. stan

    mr pres how can we get the price of gas back to 2 dollars

    March 10, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
  179. Name*Anita Nail

    Will there ever be a cap price set for gas prices?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
  180. falcon63

    Why are you President? Is it only to run and hide from the real issues? I guess this is what you did in Illinois?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
  181. chloe's comments

    I would ask Pres. Obama why he doesn't take a page from the past and reintroduce the CCC and WPA to put Americans back to work and to rebuild America instead of continuing the never-ending wars and spending so much money to rebuild other nations.....

    March 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
  182. falcon63

    Do you have a spine?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
  183. Joe W

    What are your current attempts at unifying the country?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
  184. TMS

    What a shame
    Everyone is now upset how the Republicans are governing this country especially in regards to union busting and taken back our country, and spreading lies about the president’s religion and belief and where he was raised. Did you forget that you voted the Republicans into office during the midterm elections? You believed all the lies the Republican was spreading regarding our president and did not give him any credit for bringing this country back from the disastrous state they left for him to clean up. Our elected officials the Republicans in the House and Senate told you flat-out that they were not interested in doing the right things for the people of the United States, but instead they are interested in helping the big companies and Wall Street control and run this country. And the only way they can do that is by spreading lies, fear and hatred to make you weak minded people afraid to do the right things. And now you're complaining what they're doing now. Give me a break. The Republicans threw you apiece of bait and you swallow it line sinker and hook right downs to your guts. You asked for this so live with. The president came into office with our country on the brink of collapse with all the garbage the Republicans left behind for him to clean up and the only thing you can do is complain, bitch and disrespect the president for everything has gone wrong in your life and the economy. You hypocrites, you voted for this doing the midterm elections so live with it. You can see what the Republicans in the House are doing and you refuse to look at it for what it is. I'm not saying that all Republicans on Main Street are evil, because they are evil on both sides. But these House Republicans are so greedy and hateful that they would rather see this country go to hell in a hand basket before they would let a black president who is every bit qualify to do the job for the people and by the people fail. This type of attitude reveals the character of an individual. What a shame, God help us all.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
  185. andie

    How about "Where the hell are you?!"

    March 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  186. Drew

    I want to know who will raise taxes on the wealthy back to the levels they were in the 90s if he won't? Does he think a Republican President will come in and do so? When can we see the change that we voted for?

    When can we expect real financial change and go back to the days of federal regulation on banks?

    Why must our military act as the world's police? It's wasteful spending and the time to cut the spending is now.

    There are three for starters.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  187. zoom

    How does it feel to be the worst president ever?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  188. falcon63

    whats in it for the American people with you being President?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  189. lynn ritter

    i would like to know why us sends all this money we dont have to countries who hate us and why the senior citizens cant get decent pay raises and cost of living raises stop sending money to these places and help our people here senior citizens have paid for years for social security either that are give us all the money we paid in in lump sum and let us decide how to use it

    March 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
  190. radiocyclops

    WHY are you hiding your birth certificate ?????????????

    March 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
  191. Zoe

    Why aren't you in WI? Why did you say the war was over when you just sent our troops to the next country over? Why didn't you hire new financial advisors when you promised us change? Why did I vote for you? O yea, you were running against the gate keeper to hell. Shoot. I hope the next presidential election offers us someone who wont get bought out. Shoot, our country is run by corporations and you're just a puppet and so is just about any other potential candidate, but how else would they be able to compete with other politicians rockstar elections? Why don't I move to Canada?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:27 pm |
  192. Barbara

    Would you please resign?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
  193. Nate (Seattle, WA)

    When are you going to grow a pair and standup to Republicans?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
    • Dave

      I second that one, Nate!

      March 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
      • Shawn Tillotson

        I third that Dave!

        March 11, 2011 at 4:37 am |
    • WAWoman

      Why are your new BFFs Boehner and Canter?

      March 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
    • Tom S

      Easier to run and hide ala Wisconsin Dems.

      March 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
    • Wayne

      nate .. Standing up to anybody ... this is what it looks like when you don't have a pair or a clue or a conviction or an idea ... it looks worse without a teleprompter ... keep this is mind young man as you move through life... you'll see it over and over again... be a man of conviction and the respect will follow...

      March 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
    • olyrg

      Third that!!!! Not the performance We voted for.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm |
    • Che-3

      Count me in!
      He drives me nuts each time he refuses to stick a PUNCH.

      March 11, 2011 at 12:53 am |
    • Kim

      It is because Michelle carrys them around in her purse!!!

      March 11, 2011 at 2:58 am |
    • mazeman

      That's a rhetorical question Nate. If he had a pair, he would be a republican.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:12 am |
    • sumday

      yeah bc he didn't do that good of a job standing up to them with the health bill right? Or did it ever occur that Rep have some good idea's too- stop being so foolish and seeing everything as dems-rep. My God pl are treating these parties like sports teams instead of learning the issues- both sides have some valid points- but the whole thing has become us or them instead of what is best for this country- saddly they have destroyed it and then given all the money to the banks, so now we owe the gov taxes and the banks who were paid by the people still get to keep your house- bc of all these failures in gov extreamly hard choices need to be made now. Personaly I'm for bring back every elected official that has servered and hanging them in front of this current gov as a warning that we want change and are not going to put up with the way things have been going- you have 1 term to figure it out or we hang you too.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:51 am |
    • Citizen Twain

      RIGHT ON!!!

      March 11, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  194. John

    Why do we continue to use fossils fuels from the Middle East? I have spent time there and at best, we are unwanted infidels fighting battles that have been raging for centuries. The US, Canada, and Mexico have enough oil for our needs.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  195. Carl

    Why is walking away from God not considered suicidal behaviour for those in power?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  196. peter

    Why would I be disqualified from a job due to past use of marijuana. (admitted use due to eventual polygraph test) Why would my past use matter to present or future work especially when marijuana is no worse than cigarettes as far as health is concerned and alcohol which alters your mind just like marijuana does, its called being drunk. It is ridiculous in today's world with all of the knowledge we have about alcohol, marijuana and cigarettes that I would be disqualified for prior use. There are alot of issues and problems in the country but this one is personal

    March 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  197. Jorge

    Why not convert present vehicle and or build new vehicles the will run on natural gas....Used oil for other product..

    March 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  198. Lynn N.

    What happened, Mr. President, to the tw0-nation solution for Palestine justice. Did A.I.P.A.C. and the Jewish lobby "get your tongue".
    Hollow promises....

    March 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  199. Darlene Buckingham

    I would ask him why his has broken every promise that he made to the American people?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  200. ozzie vieira

    I would like to know how many more people Moamar Gahdafi have to kill for the ( UN ) intervene, i mean do some thing beside talking bull,further more, if Russia and China vote against any resolution, would the (UN ) would let Gahdafi kill as many Libyan he want's?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  201. cisom

    How does the President feel about socialism? Capitalism? A lot of acusations have been made regarding his beliefs on these economic approaches but I would like to hear directly from him.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
  202. Hank(USAF)

    Military members got the smallest pay raise since the 1960's yet you (president obama) still ask them to put their life on the line. Now as a military member it's not about the money, but instead of giving military members compensation/military raises they deserve, you'd rather allow senators, house members, government officials to turn their backs on their people and not vote on a bill. Why wouldn't you give them pay freezes or pay cuts instead of the brave men and women that run in when everyone else is running out?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
  203. Del

    I have hundreds, even thousands of questions for the President, but do I think he would answer even one with a straight-out answer? I doubt it. He seems to prefer pontificating instead of telling us the horrible truths that we need to hear. I have questions that demand harsh and honest answers. President Obama has not shown any leadership in that area, so I will not bother him with my questions. He is busy doing Presidential things. He is not delegating properly and does not address underlying issues as far as I can tell.
    I give him a B- so far. He is not an "A" President, but I knew he wasn't likely to be when I voted for him. My questions won't work here.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
  204. A

    Where are the financial reforms you promised? Limits to exec compensation?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
  205. Larry

    obama, who paid for your education? Who is paying for your golfing and your vacations. You only make $400,000 a year.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
  206. Jay-Paul

    When will you start campaigning for 2012?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
  207. Monte

    Question: Mr. President – Why have you not tried to make your citizens understand that America is the land of opportunity. It is not the land of entitlements. Why have you not tried to make your citizens understand that they are responsible for their actions, they are responsible for the consequences that occur, and they have the power to make their future brighter by hard work and high standards in their lives. With your gift of presentation, why do you not put forth messages such as Representative Allan West? You had the chance and you did not deliver.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
  208. Farah Michel

    I'm a immigrant student whose from Haiti but I go to school in Brooklyn New York called International High School at Lafayette.I would like to ask Barack Obama is he going to help the immigrants who don't have green card? What he is going to do to help the immigrants? because Immigrants suffers too much to get papers, they are depend on you Barack Obama.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm |
  209. Del

    I have hundreds, even thousands of questions for the President, but do I think he would answer even one with a straight-out answer? I doubt it. He seems to prefer pontificating instead of telling us the horrible truths that we need to hear. I have questions that demand harsh and honest answers. President Obama has not shown any leadership in that area, so I will not bother him with my questions. He is busy doing Presidential things.
    I give him a B- so far. He is not an "A" President, but I knew he wasn't likely to be when I voted for him. My questions won't work here.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm |
  210. GovWorker

    Before the end of every fiscal year, government agencies that have money left go on a mad spending spree on silly things that are not needed so that they can spend all of the money before the end of the fiscal year. They do this so they can get at least the same money that they got last year - sometimes more. Why not save the money not spent in the previous fiscal year and carry it over to the next? In essence, if an agency had $10 million for FY2009, only spent $8 million. Instead of buying new computers with the remaining $2 million, why not carry that $2 million over to FY2010 and top that agency up to with 8 million?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm |
  211. Kevin

    With state jobs, schools, and an increase of job loss due to lack of federal or state funding; why are we still operating with the same tax cuts from the last administration? Of course control of government spending is important, but if there is less money available for state jobs or even to keep or schools running, should we not focus on how to keep the country running?

    I know that few if any politicians would run on a platform of higher taxes, but if it creates jobs and/or keeps the country running, should it not be considered? Anyone that says taxes should be lower should have said to keep taxes low, we do it at the expense of the people that work or funded by the state. Our local schools can not survive on just the local taxes. We face a possible double digit tax percent increase if we want to keep our local schools operating for another school year because of state funding was cut.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  212. Del

    I have hundreds, even thousands of questions for the President, but do I think he would answer even one with a straight-out answer? I doubt it.
    He seems to prefer speechifying instead of telling us the truths that we need to hear.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  213. John

    I will Mexico, as a nation, show accountability for the illegal immigrants that flood our borders? The have the 12th highest GDP in the world, vast mineral resources, petroleum, coastline to the east and the west to facilitate trade, yet their people flee in droves to find a better life here? It's shameful how corrupt our neighbor's government is and there is not even a shred of culpability placed on their regime.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  214. omegarising

    I would ask him WHY is he purposely trying to destroy America and what did the elite promise him for doing so?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
  215. Mike in Ohio

    What is your stance on HR25, the FairTax? I would like to see our broken tax system thrown out and replaced with this fine piece of legislation and I would like to hear the President lend this bill some serious support.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
  216. bluacai

    How are you doing today?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
  217. omegarising

    I would ask him WHY is he purposely ignoring and destroying the constitution?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:40 pm |
  218. Ryan Geary

    Why do you continue to send aid to other countries when millions of Americans are starving? Why do you also continue to flip flop on all your campaign promises. Good job with Gitmo!

    March 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm |
  219. Bob Hillenbrand

    Let's end your credibility gap. Why not release your birth certificate and school records once and for all putting an end the rumors ?

    Avoiding these requests does nothing more than fuel suspicions. You made the comment "What do I have to do wear these (documents) on my forehead ?" Well, at least then we would finally get to see them and end the questions. I've got the glue if you have the documents !

    Let's put is all behind us by simply letting the American public examine them. This has been a cloud and "Transparency" was one of your running points. I don't think that it is unreasonable to finally put this to rest once and for all, and help
    everyone move forward. Is this unreasonable ? And, with the way things are going, YOU need to gather all the support
    you can in the months ahead. This action would be a great step forward.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm |
  220. Mark Unold

    How will u plan on helping younger generations develop more financial stability and ethics to schools of this country?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm |
  221. mpagel

    If investing in the future includes research, then why is only the DOD military research budget growing while the NIH and NSF budgets are stagnant (with only ~10-15% of research grants getting funded)? Why are we not giving corporations incentives to invest in research, to reverse the decline in corporate research? Why are we focused on training students to be strong in science when many of them will just opt for careers as physicians and lawyers that make 3-6x more $ for fewer working hours?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  222. why are your records sealed?

    Whats are you hiding?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  223. Samuel

    I would ask the President, "What was the most difficult decision you have had to make so far in office?"

    March 10, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  224. Erick

    Why are you such a staunch Marxist who hates Capitalism – the only system on earth proven to work? And why you would stand with a party as despicable as the Democrats? A party that contradicts itself, spits on the Constitution, rewards the lazy, and punishes those that work hard and are successful.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm |
  225. Robert Martinez

    I would ask Obama: Do you ever really analyze and consider what the common folk are saying about you, your administration and your politics? Or do you even care?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm |
  226. Ramon

    1, Why has gas gone up 67% since you took office if it was really all Bush's buddies driving up the price?
    2. Why did you triple the troops in Afghanistan?
    3. Why have you not legalized gay marriage?
    4. Why did you decide last week not to close Guantomeno bay?
    5. Why is unemployment higher AFTER the stimulus?
    6. Why have you granted corps and unions over 1000 Obamacare exceptions already?
    7. Why have you not attempted to address illegal immigration?
    8. Why did you condone violent speech and then say you would bring a gun to a knife fight in your PA speech?
    9. Why can I find my birth certificate in 5 minutes and you cant find yours in 2 years?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm |
  227. Adam

    to resign.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
  228. Keith Marshall ( Santa Barbara Ca.)

    I just have one question. How many comments or question,did you ask or give to CNN when the bush's were in the white house. You should be made at the fake wars. Please who is fooling whom.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
  229. Chris

    Do you think the fact that you have filled so many posts with men who have worked for Goldman Sachs has anything to do with the fact that all of the money being printed by the "Federal Reserve" is going straight into the pockets of the bankers? What happened to the promise of transparency?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
  230. Sharon stewart

    I work in Mortgage Banking and I'm wondering why you don't make it mandatory on all loans to calculate utilities(elec, gas, phone, cable,water) as part of the Debt ratio? It would be much more realistic. I do when I'm looking to buy a home. Your doing a great job! Thank You

    March 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm |
  231. PJRyan

    Obamacare/1000+ waivers for unions? Gulf oil spill/didn't repeal the Jones Act? Cambridge police acted stupidly? Republicans to the back of the bus? AZ illegal immigrant bill means Latinos can't go for ice cream? Van Jones?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm |
  232. Antonio

    Mr. President,

    In your 2012 budget proposal as well as during the recent budget fights on capitol hill, why have you not shown any leadership on entitlement reform? Congress is not going to take a stand so we need you to. If you are serious about fiscal responsibility then entitlement reform needs to be a number one priority.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm |
  233. lance

    I would ask him why everyone said bush was to blame gas prices .. yet now nobody dare point a finger at obama... we need to do something or we are all screwed..

    March 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
  234. Victoria

    Why did the media and GOP did not give you credit for the mess they left behind and you are still cleaning up the past GOP mess.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
  235. Brad D'Agnillo

    I would ask what he thought the founding fathers would say about his health care plan. Specifically the part about everyone being required to have insurance.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
  236. ABF

    Why won't you prove your citizenship? If you're proud to be an American, what's the problem. Everyone has to prove their identity and their eligibility to work in the United States when they start a job by completing an I-9 Form. Oh wait, that's only for LEGAL

    March 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
  237. Victoria

    The Country still have lots of work to do. You have to stand up to GOP.You must Win the next election

    March 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
  238. Molly Ibietatorremendia

    We know children are our future. When is funding for education going to become a priority?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
  239. terry

    When are you going to resign?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
  240. terry

    My question is this...
    how much did they pay you?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
  241. Chris

    Do you realize that the reason the price of precious metals, oil, and food are increasing is because your friends at the "Federal Reserve" (a private bank, not a "federal" entity) are printing literally trillions of dollars?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm |
  242. Robert

    Could you please, Mr. President, consider resigning within the next 24 hours?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  243. JP

    Every time we turn around you are apologizing for America (in your own words you say we are arrogant and that we are not any different than any other country in the world...your words sir...) ....so my question is why do you NOT believe in American Exceptionalism? Why do YOU sir believe we are not the BEST nation that ever existed in the world? and if you don't believe that then why do you say so in your speeches to other nations?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm |
  244. Nancy Stallard

    How is it you support Monsanto and GMO foods while your wife is promoting organic gardening? Why are you not supporting safe foods or at least GMO labeling so we know what we are buying and eating?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
  245. Larry B

    What is it about political prominence that causes people to let go of their ideals?

    March 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
  246. Patty

    GUYS!
    The President does not get involved in state issues,Period!!! As, for LIBYA! Do we need another senseless war. The Repubs keep bugging the Pres for a NO FLY ZONE! Especially Sen. McCain. They want to see Pres screw and then blame him for everything. Unless all the nations R Together in the decision for a no fly zone.The Pres is a really smart man he will make the right decision when the time is right. LIBYA is not our fight!

    Try to concentrate on having faith in our pres. His job is twice as hard because he has the party of NO to contend with.

    Its to bad they R all racist.

    GOOD NIGHT and GOOD LUCK!!

    March 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
    • omegarising

      GUYS!
      The President does not get involved in state issues,Period!!!

      Oh he doesn't does he? Did he not sue Arizona for it's immigration laws?

      Obama has called the Arizona law “misguided,” even though all it does is give state and local law enforcement officers in Arizona the tools they need to enforce existing federal immigration laws. Those laws, incidentally, require legal aliens to carry papers attesting to their immigration status. So, in effect, the federal government is suing Arizona for attempting to uphold federal law.

      This is only one of MANY instances where he has gotten involved in state affairs!

      March 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
    • Joe Mama

      Patty,

      OUR job is to hold the government's feet to the fire... not to "concentrate on having faith in our pres (sic)" Do you study history? My guess is no, you don't or haven't. Remember, the German people had 'faith' in their president too; in the 1930's. They could not question Der fuhrer! Go along with him! No matter what! Indefinite detentions, assassination of American citizens, torture, war crimes. Oh yeah, same as George Bush too! They're all the same and we should NEVER under any circumstances 'have faith' in them. HOW NAIVE!!!

      March 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
    • Travis

      Patty please wise up. Please?!?!?! The Republicans seem to get whatever they want be they in the majority or not. Keeping the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans at a time when every state seems to be running a deficit and while resisting UI extensions for unemployed Americans is a prime example. He's (Obama) keeps bowing to Republican pressure under the guise if "civility" and "bi-partisanship". That's merely a smoke screen. Obama's boss, "Corporate American" dictates what issues he speak to and on which issues he should keep keeps silent. Right about now you sound like an abused wife who blames her spouses abuse on some external factor. You can always judge the character of a man based on the company he keeps... enough said.

      March 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
    • Henry Miller

      "The President does not get involved in state issues,Period!!!"

      If only that were true. Unfortunately, Obamacare is nothing but unconstitutional interference in state issues.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
      • Sandy

        Actually, president Obama said that his health care bill gives each state the option to change it however they want AS LONG as people have the opportunity to receive health care. Mick Romney created something that was pretty much the same as "Obamacare" in his home state.

        March 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm |
      • Waiting for hope

        Hey Henry,
        I WANT the Fed controlling my Healthcare because I DO NOT want some state doofus like yourself to be dictating to me what I can or cannot have in terms of my healthcare. I want the SAME IN ALL STATES. And that means FEDERAL.

        March 11, 2011 at 8:30 am |
    • rebrep

      I'm sick of the perpetual race card. Anyone who disagrees with Obama is called a racist. Repubs and Dems usually disagree with each other. What did you call that before Obama was elected? I used to be a Democrat – now I'm a Republican. I'm the same person. I have not become a racist because I've become more conservative.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:30 pm |
    • tommy

      Amen brotha! no more dead americans for someone eles's fight. we need to take care of our own borders, educational system, health care, etc before we evennnnnn think about about going outside this country again. in lamest terms.....god helps those who help themselves. good luck libya you hate us, not dying for you.

      March 11, 2011 at 12:26 am |
    • Aimen

      If USA doesn't stand with unarmed Libyans, who will do that. Please, move to Libyan people from being genocide. I think USA will support human right, not dictatorship.

      March 11, 2011 at 12:37 am |
    • sfcc

      "The President does not get involved in state issues,Period!!!"

      like with the Police Officer and that racist College Professor?

      March 11, 2011 at 12:41 am |
      • Reg

        you mean that racist police officer and that college professor

        March 11, 2011 at 2:41 am |
    • Big Daddy

      Really? He only gets into it when it favors him or one of his cohorts. Remember the great Beer summit? was that really a plae for the POTUS to put his nose?

      March 11, 2011 at 7:50 am |
  247. Rafael Collado

    What do you think about the southern strategy? Do you really think the U.S. is a post-racial society?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  248. Rocky16

    Dear Mr.President, Do you have a good plan to tackle 14 trillion dollar deficit ? And when are you going to implement Social security reform, Education reform ? And Is there any permanent solution to address rising gas prices? What is White house doing about trade deficit?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
    • Rocky16

      I also want to ask President Obama about immigration reform. And I also want to know where he stands on illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is becoming a serious threat to U.S.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:02 am |
  249. Dave

    Dear Mr. President:

    Indeed, I do have a question for you that I hope CNN will share. But first, allow me to present you this bill for delivery to Wall Street – on behalf of the American Taxpayer Inc – totaling $14 trillion dollars of our hard-earned funds. You see, we know why the debt is there and who's been looting the treasury. The gig's up for this generation of robber barons. Since you see these CEO's who currently have this cash hoarded around the world, can you deliver them a message for us?

    Simply: You now have only two choices, oh contemporary robber barons. Either you pay this bill on behalf of US taxpayers and return control of the US government to its people, or the rightful electorate will nominate a populist government – a REAL one, unlike your Tea Party – and we will force you to return the money you stole from our treasury. If you pay it back willingly that might be all that happens. On the other hand, should you force us to act, the resulting populist government will likely strip all of your incentives for off-shoring jobs to other countries. In many cases where the ONLY reason it's being done is financial, you'll find it illegal to favor foreign labor.

    Am I making myself clear? There are 155 million people about ready to snap. If it goes to revolution I wouldn't bet on your personal safety unless you hide out in another country and never return.

    Sincerely,

    We The People

    March 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
    • Erick

      Funny how you blame Wall Street for the financial collapse that was actually created by Bill Clinton with policies just like what you advocate. It was Bill Clinton who signed the Fannie & Freddie bill forcing them to make loans to people who didn't qualify. And when those loans weren't paid back, banks were left holding the bag. They had to lay off workers, which in turn caused more people to default on their home loans. But that's what happens when government gets involved. That's what happens with the Communism that Democrats advocate for. But hey, keep blaming free enterprise for the problems created by Democratic Communist policies!

      March 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
    • Eric in Colorado

      Dave, you might want to deliver a chunk of that bill to Bush and the previous campaign for their paying off of Wall Street.

      March 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
    • Butthole

      Oh Dave what a beautiful sentiment that won't go anywhere. When the f have 'we the people' owned the goveronment in the last 2 centuries?

      March 11, 2011 at 2:10 am |
    • Lorenzo

      This is a huge dilemma. If We, the People (via a Populist Gov't), managed to recover the funds, that would essentially destroy US Corp profitability and all that entails. IMHO, The American Dream is a fairy-tale the Founding Fathers devised to encourage the masses to aspire to, first, a Middle Class, and eventually the privileged Upper Class. The Upper Class (and the American System it controls) prevents most Tax Payers from breaking through with a rigged Code of Exemptions that favor the U/C, and through mass marketing that has created the American Consumer and effectively transfers wealth to ensure the M/C remains.

      We, the People, are our own worst enemy. We consume, play by the rules (mostly), dutifully pay our taxes (mostly, believing a fudge here and there could somehow be a path to U/C), and believe that our elected representatives act in our interest. We are too easily distracted by the likes of Palin and Sheen, or the latest train wreck. Mainstream news outlets, including CNN, are in reality just entertainment channels to provide US Corps another way to market. Television is the American Consumer's Kool-Aid.

      I was encouraged that the social networking technology could short-circuit all of this, but it appears the US Corps are beginning to figure out how to use Facebook, et al to its advantage.

      The Answer?: go live in an igloo North of the Arctic Circle? No. How about turn off the Boob-Tube and read, think and talk about stuff that matters. Of course, for every person capable of that, there are a hundred that are not, or are disinclined. It doesn't look hopeful for any meaningful change, as much as I bought into Obie's words. I think he still could be a Transformational President, but it won't happen in a single term, like changing the direction of an aircraft carrier.

      March 11, 2011 at 6:11 am |
    • Just a Pilgrim

      Hey, genius. The top 1% of American earners, your so-called "robber barons" pay 40% of the taxes. So Mr Math, would you have them pay 60% so you and your lazy friends can stay on welfare and not pay any? Oh and what you are saying is that if you were in charge you would raid their bank accounts? Hmm thanks. Now I get the picture.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:00 am |
    • smcgov

      how about all the state union workers in Illinios who's pension plan soaks up 32% of ALL state revenue, you see, the "robber barons" pay huge amounts of taxes...which are then steered into state pension plans, payroll and medical plans. this is the main reason why the country is broken. So when your little group is having an uprising, don't be surpised when you see the tsunami heading your way. Never begrudge the rich, they earned people's discretional money, the govt worker is stealing from the tax coffer.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:07 am |
    • Vigla

      Don't think for one second the President would not vote to do the things you say. The president is not the problem. The problem is we have a conservative congress. If you were not asleep in 2010, perhaps we could have elected true progressives to congress who would repeal these farcical free trade agreements. We, however, keep electing corporatists and fiscal conservatives whose intention is to protect wealth. 400 people have more wealth than the bottom 150 million. That's where the money has gone...and these people are not using it to create jobs. Why should they? There is no incentive for them to make money in the traditional way if you can just make it on the great ponzi scheme called the stock market. The stock market never created one real job.

      People I implore you. Re-elect this President and vote out the moneyed interests who reside in congress! Elect TRUE progressives who will stand up to those with money and power who hold all the cards. Tax cuts DO NOT WORK! The money is not directed to those who will invest it wisely. It's a loser. Set taxes back to 90% for high income earners just like they did during WW2. That tax structure created the middle class. We need people in congress that will do this again. It's time, folks. Before it's 1875 all over again.

      March 11, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  250. rodney skinner

    How do you think constant bombardment of republican criticism has taken a toll on your decisions?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  251. Concerning Times

    Mr. President as a resident of Maine where oil is so crucial for our heating and transportation of goods, what are you going to do to keep us from falling into a deeper recession? Also when are you going to start act like the leader that we elected you to be?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  252. WAWoman

    Why have you turned your back on the people who elected you? Is it because you are just a pansy or were your services paid for before the election?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  253. Public School Phi Beta Kapa Grad

    What would it take to get Americans to rise your level of intelligence rather than you have to stoop to theirs.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  254. Patty

    I would ask Pres Obama if he was going to run in 2012 and, could I be part of his campaign team. I have experience as a Dem running campaigns for Repubs. ( Idid it as a favor for a few Repubs in Conn. )

    GOOD NIGHT and GOOD LUCK.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
    • marat

      Why anyone would want Obama to run again is beyond me. This guy has been a total disaster in the White House, posing as a "president" while being an ideologue who is destroying this nation. This is the first president I can every recall who has an almost palpable dislike of his own nation. He has consciously STRENGTHENED some of the most tyrannical Islamic regimes since taking office, while having single handedly virtually destroyed a host of alliances with previously friendly countries. One of his first acts in the White House was to return a bust of Britain's iconic anti-fascist, Winston Churchill. It was a gift from Tony Blair to the American People. Gone. Why?? Ask Obama, not me. I keep hearing how he is supposed to be "smart" and yet I think he is the exact opposite and it has shown in his inability to function in a genuinely executive role. And lies, outright lies?? His campaign was FILLED with them. To the Jews, "Jerusalem must never be divided." Oh yeah...now, good luck finding a single Israeli who has ANY trust of him and his cohorts. He hates Israel and has strengthened a slew of Arab regimes, pulling off America's largest sale of SOPHISTICATED weapons ever to......guess who? Saudi Arabia!! Our "friends." Who happen to be the REAL genuine Apartheid regime in the world, about as far from democracy as you can get. Tough on Iran? Are you kidding?? He gave Iran at least a full year of time to develop their nuclear ambitions. Get set for the first radiological Islamic terror bombs going off somewhere in the West. Then, this LAST year he forbids his ENTIRE cabinet from using the term "Muslim Terrorist" or "Islamic Terror." Is that what you get when you put a Muslim in the White House, a man in denial???????? I could go on and on...the would-be "Great Uniter" has been the most inflammatory race baiter I can recall, pulling the race card again and again. Uniter? Knowing the strength of Republicans in the last election, a day or two before the election he addresses America's Hispanics and tells them to "get out there and PUNISH YOUR ENEMIES." I have Zero respect for this guy and only wished he had taken up a career as a public speaker or motivational counsellor and left America in the hands of someone competent.

      March 11, 2011 at 4:06 am |
  255. rodney skinner

    How can healthcare reform only include the payor, isn't the root cause to high healthcare cost Hospital monopolies and over priced drugs and medical equipment?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  256. John Wilson

    I want to know if you are actually going to take some decisive action in Libya... it seems clear to the rest of the entire world that if you and Hillary don't ACT with expediency, all these brave people, fighting for freedom and Democracy will be butchered by Gadhafi, as well as their families, not in 30 or 60 days until the next NATO meeting is scheduled, but within a very few days...

    March 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
    • Nabel

      I second that

      March 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
    • Butthole

      yeah lets start another unwinnable war. Dude don't tell me you were duped by the 'domino effect' as well.

      March 11, 2011 at 2:11 am |
  257. John

    Mr. President,

    Why do you hate America?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  258. johnny

    Why the heck are we still in Afganistan? Why are we spending billions for this?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  259. P Ross

    I would ask him if he approves of the violence that is shown in Wisconsin by the unions against a democratic procedure that the dems chose not to be a part of. It is shameful.
    I am in my seventies and have never seen such a discusting display of thuggury.
    I have always approved of unions, but, this display has totally turned me in another direction.
    Where is our leader who should show disapproval for the actions that have been shown on TV.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  260. Concerning Times

    Mr.President as a resident of a rural and very cold state that depends almost completely on oil for heating and transportation of goods, how do you plan to keep us from falling into a deeper recession? When do you plan to start stepping up and being the leader that we elected you to be?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  261. Becca

    Your country is a real mess! Can you see this MR. President????? I thought you were the boss???? Can you not help our country???? And if you can not then who can???? You try to fix the other countries but why not ours????

    March 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  262. Susan Adamas

    Why can't we resolve the housing crisis by implementing a rent-to-own program?

    Renting-to-own houses that have been foreclosed on would get them off the market, raising values. Instead of letting these houses fall into disrepair, owners could care for them.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  263. Kris

    So, how is your golf going???

    March 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  264. Harassed ex wife

    With regard to the new anti bully campaign, restraining orders are for physical protection. What will this campaign and administration do to provide legal boundaries and protection to those verbally and emotionally abused via email and the web? Cyber bullying is new, getting traction, yet what about cyber abuse?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  265. Ed Fern

    If you had been unemployed and upside down on your mortgage, would you have been interested in supporting the Health Care Reform Act? Can you understand that this law discourages employers from expanding their payroll? Do you understand that solving problems is not an excuse for creating new problems that are harder to live with than the ones you've solved?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  266. kong fu

    How do you explain to your children all of the deaths of women, children, and innocents that you have ordered in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  267. rodney skinner

    What is the fundamental reason for the massive market correction we experienced 2008?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  268. edfrommustang

    My question to Obama: Is there a right to collective bargaining in the constitution.If yes, How was he allowed to freeze pubic employees wages.Do you see why some citizens have an impression of aninappropriate relationship between negotiations involving democrats who depend on unions for campaign support and public employeeunions who negotiate with democrats for wages and benefits?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  269. Heathcliff

    President Obama,

    What is the timetable for implementation of the New World Order? Since you have been a vocal proponent of this New World Order – along with such enlightened figures as George Soros, the war criminals George H. W Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, the Rothschilds and Rockefellers – I feel you are in a key position to speak on this issue. Also, will Government run media like CNN, FOX news and MSNBC be affected by the New World Order and, if so, how? Finally, why does Government controlled media – with the exception of CNBC – get away with avoiding coverage of the New World Order and, in many cases, make fun of anyone inquiring about this matter. After all, it must be a legitimate question since almost every President in my lifetime has promoted the New World Order.

    Thank you, sir. I look forward to your response on the New World Order.

    Best,
    Heathcliff

    March 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  270. pjoe

    Mr President, if you could be any animal ... what would you be and why?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  271. tocopan

    I would ask: "Can you please resign ASAP or at least announce that you won't seek reelection?"
    That would be a bit of good news right now!!!
    Come one, congress just announced that government deficit in February 2011 was 1.5x than the deficit of the whole year 2007!!!!
    Are you fricking kidding me???

    March 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  272. Lynn

    For me, it's a toss-up between two: (1) If the healthcare overhaul is so great, why are so many waivers being issued (I would especially like an explanation why unions were such a big supporter of the measure but many are getting exemptions). (2) If unions are so great, why not let workers choose without being bullied or forced into joining? Or is bullying okay in some circumstances?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  273. madison

    Mr. President, why do you choose to appear weak, defeated, and unwilling to "fight" for what is right and always caving in to those whose policies hurt people's lives?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  274. Richard

    When are we going to get out of Afghanistan?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  275. Matt

    Why does the U.S. have to be the world police. Survival of the fittest if other countries can take care of themselves then let em fall. We should not run around and try to save everyone. Let Libya, Iraq, Afghan, Iran and everyone else kill each other, stop providing aid and if they mess with us, then we destroy them.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  276. Luke

    If you had to choose between enduring the 2012 re-election campaign OR starting an ice cream shop called "Obama's Frozen Flavorable Fancies," with your employees being Boehner (the teary-eyed ice cream scooper), Pelosi (the snappy, tight-mouthed syrup pourer), Reid (the old man who sits in the corner), and Rahm (the unorthodox cashier), which would you pick? Also, where's your birth certifi...nah, just kidding.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  277. Roger Ogilvy Thornhill

    Mr. President: Is it difficult to take a stand, listen to the other side, and then make compromises so that we can all move forward? Why do you think many Americans can't see that you embody the philosophy of bi-partisan cooperation? Why do they see you as weak and a 'flip-flopper' rather than as a role-model of bi-partisanship? Thank you Mr. President.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  278. William A. Schaedler

    I would ask Obama if he has decided what he will do for a living after the election in 2012. Why? Because he is not going to get re-elected due to his abominably poor performance in office. And the American voting public should realize by that time that anyone who voted for Obama in 2008 made a horrible mistake.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
    • A Mom

      Follow up question: It is rumored that you have been googling "community organizer" quite frequently. Can you confirm?

      March 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
    • Travis

      Oh... I hope you're not suggesting that any number of Republicans would make better Presidents? Please don't tell me that.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
    • KellyS

      Amen!

      March 11, 2011 at 12:58 am |
    • K. Patrick McDonald

      Wanna bet?

      March 11, 2011 at 3:26 am |
    • Mary Ann

      No the American people who voted in these new congressmen will realize that it is not the President who makes the laws it is the CONGRESS!!! The President can only do so much. We still have stupid people making laws.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:24 am |
  279. Jim

    I'd ask him to show me his birth certificate and prove he was born on American soil. If it's true, why hide it? Why spend so much time & $$$ to have it all hidden. Makes one distrust everything he touches.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  280. Charlie

    Saudi Arabia has fired on their protesters, but their has been no condemnation of their acts, why?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  281. DebS

    When do you plan to stand up for legal immigrants? Why do we have to wait years (4 years and counting) to get a green card while you speak up for illegal immigrants. We pay taxes, we follow rules and we pay the penalty? What kind of justice is that? We are educated (husband + wife both post grads), fill the skill gap in the economy and are appreciative of what the country offers are. Why then do you speak FOR people who don't follow rules and let us hang in balance?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  282. Justin

    I would ask, "Mr. President, have you ever read 'Atlas Shrugged?'"

    March 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  283. Dan

    Mr. President, Will you or any Senators and Congressmen be changeing your pension plan to help balance the budget?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  284. lucas

    i would ask the president why my hard working family is so poor. we work hard for every cent we have and he could care less about our struggle.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  285. Dave Odum

    Mr. President, when do you plan on resigning?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  286. Mary

    Libya doesn't have the military who is backed by US $$$ like Egypt , i see little BABIES getting hurt or KILLED , Obama u have lost my vote , GO IN THERE NOW

    March 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
    • Buddy

      No more wars for crying out loud. I think its hilarious how the left reviled bush for Iraq but yet they want to jump into Libya head first from Moon diving board. We cannot afford anymore wars. Let them deal with their problems.

      March 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
    • Butthole

      By himself, or do you mean send our military, in which case you aren't in a position to make an educated assesment,

      March 11, 2011 at 2:13 am |
    • John T.

      It appears that your really mad, that the U.S. isn't poking its noise in other countries business again. I for one am happy that we have not jumped into Libya or any other country because "we can" attitude which has angred so many other countries.

      March 11, 2011 at 4:56 am |
    • dawg

      Be honest, Mary; did he *ever* have your vote? And on what Constitutional authority would he go into Libya? Because they are killing babies? We call it the Dept of *Defense*, but it means the defense of our nation, not of the world's babies. And how exactly does Libya killing babies (as disgusting and sinful as it is) threaten us?

      March 11, 2011 at 8:37 am |
  287. mazman

    Question: Mr. President – Why have you not tried to make your citizens understand that America is the land of opportunity. It is not the land of entitlements. Why have you not tried to make your citizens understand that they are responsible for their actions, they are responsible for the consequences that occur, and they have the power to make their future brighter by hard work and high standards in their lives. With your gift of presentation, why do you not put forth messages such as Representative Allan West? You had the chance and you did not deliver.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  288. Phil McCracken

    Can I see your birth certificate, sir? Please?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  289. Robin

    Why does it a appear that this country no longer feel like a democracy?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  290. Danny Fairchild

    I would ask him when the wall street bankers who engineered the worst financial disaster since the depression are going to start doing jail time with Tom Delay.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  291. Reaper081087

    I stand for the President for ALL he done to lead the country in past 2 years. I have some understanding of what he's capable of but also that he has his own limits just as everyone else. PLEASE GIVE HIM A BREAK!!! Now I would like to ask him, "When willhe and other democrats in congress resume pushing for another session for immigration reform?" This is a serious matter that deserves equall attention to other issues.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  292. db

    Gee, I'd probably ask "Why exactly won't you show your birth certificate?" No matter what anyone believes, are you intentionally trying to fan the flame by refusing?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  293. AL Silvestri

    I would ask him why he hasn't followed the recommendations of the Bowles/Simpson commission that he promoted and what about the math behind reducing spending is so confusing for him

    March 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  294. stan bloom

    why wont you build 200 nuclear plants in the next twenty years we can never get off forien oil without nuclear you could be our greatest president by committing to nuclear energy now

    March 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  295. celina

    College Education: As we all know, the College education cost is sky rocket and the admission rate is getting extremely low due to a big pool of competitive applicants. As a parent, I am worried about my children's chance of being accepted to the College of her choices. We are living in a state where State University doesn't offer the program that my children plan to study (Pharmacy) and there is only 2 Colleges offer this program. Based on past admission rate, these 2 Colleges only accepted the top 5-10% students. So, my question for our President is that what can he do for those students who are below the top 10% who is yearning for the same chance to study toward their career goal?

    sorry, if my wordings are a little confusing.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  296. Stuart

    What do you plan to do after you are kicked out of office in 2012?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  297. brett

    With the horrors of the housing market, why hasn't there been a stimulus to reduce property taxes? This would definitely increase the sales of homes and also help put more money back into the average American.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  298. Dan Hardgrove

    Dear President Obama,
    I understand how difficult your decisions are concerning the uprisings in the Middle East but I beg you to consider the chance this nation now has to support the freedom loving young Arabs that are risking their lives to fight these hateful tyrants and ensure a better future for the people of their country. The time is running out and the U.S. must take the lead and keep the sun shining on the "Arab Spring"

    March 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  299. Joe Medwetz

    I have been a big supporter of Obama and all his policies. I would really like to ask him why he can not see the benefit of switching more to natural gas for trucks and cars. Cleaner burning fuel, we have huge amounts in our country, will create millions of jobs in our country by growing a new industry, and it is cheap. please support this it will solve many of the problems we have.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  300. Kenny

    Why, in the face of more and more aggressive tactics by right-wing misinformationers, are you bending over backwards NOT to NOT push the progressive agenda you were elected on? A cynic would say that, as John Boehner has said openly, the ONLY item on the agenda of either party is the 2012 election.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  301. Joe

    Mr. President, when our very next door neighbor Mexico has been suffering from Drug war where hundreds, if not thousands have died since it began, why don't we first help them instead of poking our nose in the internal political matters of countries like Libya? Why don't we help clear the mess in Mexico first?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  302. Frank Jones

    I would ask him to show us his birth certificate because I just don't understand why he doesn't show it since everyone is asking for it. Makes me wonder if Barry Sotero aka Barack Hussein Obama's got something to hide.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  303. wakiya lewis

    Why are we not sending peace troops in libya? Where is nato? Isn't that their role as international peace keepers?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  304. david

    1. With all the controversy surrounding healthcare why have we not seen CEO's of the insurance industry hauled in front of congress to answer for their price gouging.
    2. Why the making homes affordable program was placed in the hands of the people who made our homes unaffordable by wantonly destroying our economy.
    3. Why the credit card act did not include more stringent rules about slashing people's credit lines to balance owed thus creating a domino effect in your credit report.
    4. How ineffective he and the senate and congress were in the face of a republican minority.
    5. Whe he wasnt marching in Madison Wisconsin.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  305. Mark

    Mr Pressident I am very proud 2 have you as my commander and chief I believe that every president deserves the respect that comes with ones service to his country if only the public could understand the humility of ones position with the ageing of technology my hope is that one day we will look back and understand in hole why these decisions to secure our freedoms were made

    March 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  306. Farzan

    Mr. President.

    When was the last time you read the Audacity of Hope?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  307. Mary

    Obviouly you dont want to be re-elected , so get out NOW so we can have a real man with BA11S that is willing to go in to libya and stop GADHAFI NOW NOW NOW NOW DAM1T

    March 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
    • Bryan

      We have no business in Libya. And we don't need to divert forces from Afghanistan. We need to quit Afghanistan completely while we're at it.

      March 11, 2011 at 12:23 am |
    • sfcc

      10,000 Kurds slaughtered by chemical weapons in Iraq and you say that we had no reason to invade, but we should go kick butt in Libya.....interesting

      March 11, 2011 at 1:27 am |
    • Butthole

      Functioning from a purely emotional standpoint is the worst way to make a decision when lives are at stake.

      March 11, 2011 at 2:20 am |
    • K. Patrick McDonald

      Yeah, that's what we need, Scary Mary: ANOTHER endless war.

      By the way – are you even aware that ONE Man can't commit the nation to war by himself?

      Try to grow a brain.

      March 11, 2011 at 3:28 am |
  308. John Smith

    Dear Mr. President,

    Why don't you bomb Gaddafi's military installations in Tripoli with cruise missiles without putting US planes in Libyan air space? Try it for two or three nights and you will see a remarkable result. Adopt President Clinton's and NATO's example of bombing Yugoslavia in 1998 that forced Milosovic to submission. Libyans are dying like flies in the hand of one brute family.

    Dear Mr. President,

    What will you tell God if he asks you why you have not helped helpless Libyans? Wht do you tell him if he tells you that "I made you and your country the strongest in the world to help the weakest creatures. And you failed the test with Libya." What will your answer be?

    Thanks,

    March 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  309. Betty-Lou

    Why is Guantonimo still open?

    March 10, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  310. Eric in Colorado

    I would ask why no one has gone to jail for almost destroying the world economy. But we have allowed the wall street group to continue their same games. We are paying for again through hedge funds driving up gas prices. When is it going to END!!
    I might ask another question, why on EARTH would Americans vote back in Republicans after they almost drove our economy into a depression. We cannot be that stupid!!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  311. Ahmad

    Mr President,
    Why the USA is not clear enough on Libya issue, 1000's of innocent people being killed every day by planes, tanks, ... they are out guns out numbers, and we are here sitting watching and thinking if Qaddafi is going to leave on his own or not. you have not done enough on this subject, also you have not sent a clear msg to Qaddafi, why not using his own frozen money to help the rebels. We watching him and his kids killing Libyan citizens, and threaten them everyday without even getting one thing done through the united nation, why we were able to get something done back in 1998 during the Kosovo war, 1993-2001 against Saddam.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  312. Kathy

    Mr. President why aren't you talking about WI, MI, OH, and the 16 other states where our rights to live in a democracy, to have a voice in our communities and workplace is being challenged through union busting, voter registration obstacle laws, and the dissolution of our local governments! How can we win the future if we lose our rights in the present?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  313. marty

    President George W. Bush signed into law in 2008 the Child Soldiers Prevention Act, which was designed to bar U.S. military assistance to states designated by the State Department as having recruited child soldiers into their armies. On Monday, President Obama signed a waiver that allows the U.S. to continue military assistance to Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Yemen - four of the six countries targeted by the law. Burma, which receives no U.S. military assistance, and Somalia, which already receives peacekeeping assistance not covered by the law, are also on the list.

    I want to ask president obama why he waived the child soldiers prevention act so that children would die for his foreign policies?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm |
  314. Antonio D. Godinez

    We have all heard the phrase "to big to fail" – are the Wall Street Crooks "to big to go to jail" ? During the S & L crisis of the 80's over 1500 bankers went to jaii, why has no one in the banking sector or Wall Street been charged with any crime?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm |
    • Antonio D. Godinez

      what do you mean by moderation?

      March 10, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
  315. JWH

    Why offer to meet the protestors in Libya, but not the American ones in the Tea Party? Who is your enemy?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
    • The Answer

      Because the protestors in Libya are fighting for their god given rights...the ones for the Tea Party are a bunch of conservatives trying to raise issues about Obama although half of them dont even know basic politics.

      March 11, 2011 at 1:16 am |
    • sumday

      never thought of that- very good question.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:37 am |
  316. Henry Miller

    "In light of:

    the abject failure of your administration to halt the collapse of the American economy,

    its abject betrayal of future generations of Americans by saddling them with ruinous debt,

    the utter repudiation by Americans of your scheme to socialise medicine,

    and the utter disaster you've made of American foreign policy,

    why haven't you resigned yet?"

    March 10, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
    • rebrep

      Exactly what I'd like to ask him. Thanks.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
    • Steve Scott

      Excelent post.

      March 11, 2011 at 12:20 am |
  317. Gina D

    I would ask him, "Would you please step down?"

    March 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
  318. Marco

    Question Mr. President....why are you acting so "stupidly" regarding all of the national and international events?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
  319. Kevin

    Obama: Why don't you stand up to Israel?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
    • Zach

      Unless you mean that he should stand up FOR and WITH Israel, I'm afraid you are sadly misguided...unless, of course, you look forward to $20/gallon gasoline and an anti-west Mid-East bloc that would expel American corporate and military interests (which, believe it or not, keep your energy prices as low as they are) without the deterrence that stems from having a nuclear-armed and militarily advanced US ally in the region. Also, you must despise having the advantage of US access to Israeli intelligence, as Israel's is one of the most powerful, effective intelligence systems in the world and helps keep violence from US shores.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
    • THope

      I believe you meant "Stand up FOR Israel". For the moment we as Americans do not completely stand up FOR Israel..we will indeed suffer the consequences.

      March 11, 2011 at 1:50 am |
    • awbama

      reply : Because I'm just a puppet and do whatever they tell me to do. Why do you think a republican is still defense secretary?

      March 11, 2011 at 5:53 am |
  320. Fahmeeda S.

    Dear Mr.President:
    Thank you for taking the most difficult job in the world. I know that you don't have a magic wand to clean up the mess that had been done to our economy and fiscal wellbeing overnight. However you do have the opportunity to make some sound fiscal decisions that will insulate the economy from further deterioration. For example your current budget is slashing the community service block grant by 50%. These cuts are deep and their impact is unimaginable. For many years these funds have supported many great programs in communities across America. I invite you to come to New York City and visit and witness some of the good work that is being done with CSBG funds. I urge you to take a walk in Port Richmond or Bed-Sty sections of New York City with me and see which Americans are being sacrificed through these cuts. Mr.President do you think 50% cuts in CSBG funds will realize huge cost savings to the federal budget even though lack of such funds will incur expense exponentially to federal and state government in many areas of public sector.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  321. larry august

    Why are you trying and doing a good job of it , weakening our country?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
  322. Mary Lanosa

    President Obama,

    When are you going to say the word "Poor" as it relates to so many in the United States? you didn't say it when you were campainging and you haven't said it yet during your time as President. I want to know when you are going to acknowledge that there are people here in the United States that are starving (especially children and our seniors), and when you plan to do something about it? Helping the rich get richer does not keep our people warm at night or fill the stomachs of our hungry and poor children.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm |
  323. T. Weaver

    Try asking meaningful question people.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
  324. Kathryn

    Ask Pres. Obama why he continues to allow between 116.000 and 300,000 immigrants from India, China and South Korea to come into the U.S. every year under the H-1b and L-1 and other visa programs (average 6 year stay) to take American Engineers jobs in Silicon Valley while the unemployment rate for American engineers is still over 12.5%??? Why does Obama not investigate the claims of CompeteAmerica.org (a polital lobbying arm for Intel, Oracle, Microsoft and many other high tech multinationals) that we have a shortage of American citizen engineers and high tech workers (WE DONT) right here in our country.

    Obama TALKS TALKS TALKS about education and yet the data shows that thousands of Americans with B.A.'s Masters and PhD's are chronically unemployed here in California due to the preference of hiring non U.S. citizens for 1/3 the wages -right here in our backyard.. THE PRESS JUST IGNORS THIS ISSUE> ITS A MAJOR ISSUE> Look at the data it shows in the census, homland security, our public school systems here the STEM report by the federal government documenting the trend replacing American college grads with foreign visa recipients ON OUR OWN SOIL ......Its sick. but Obama SAYS NOTHING AND DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT> WHY????

    March 10, 2011 at 11:18 pm |
  325. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Good comment Patty. You are right! They do want to push and pull him into doing something that ultimately will be percieved as 'the wrong thing to do'; just like they've been with him, on everything since he's been in office to cause him to look inefficient, stupid, dumb, and lastly, a true failure! They can't wait to say 'SEE'! PRESIDENT OBAMA is being smart! I told certain people on this blog that UN resolutions were also applicable to the US; some tried to argue me down that we didn't have to comply!

    March 10, 2011 at 11:18 pm |
  326. T. Weaver

    Try asking meaningful questions people. Step to the center and focus. Now, what are the real issues at hand.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:18 pm |
  327. Zach

    Given the fact that, without a secure Israel (or, more specifically, if Israel were to be invaded and neutralized by an Iranian-backed organization such as Hezbollah, Hamas, or the Muslim Brotherhood), it is entirely possible that Egypt would close the Suez Canal, further impacting oil prices and, by proxy, driving gasoline to record-breaking highs while causing catastrophic American losses in the technology and defense tech sectors, why do you continue your dismantling of the alliance between the United States and Israel?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  328. Penny

    Why has habeas corpus not been restored, as you promised it would be?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  329. Barrie

    When do we get the open, transparent government you promised us?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:21 pm |
  330. cea75

    Everyone in this country are small minded puppies who will cry about everything or anything. First of all, we need to understand that we are already at war with a country that don't want us there in the first place.(Oh yeah, what happen to bin laden?) Second,we have cry babies on both sides of the aisles with no clue.( Where are these jobs that suppose to grow and help the people.) Wake up america! Wake up! Matter of fact, just stay asleep and keep on crying! We lost focus a long time ago!(Especially two months after 9/11! Mr. President, my question for u is, why r u trying to please these ass****s instead of leading with your heart.(Oh yeah, that's too late too!)

    March 10, 2011 at 11:21 pm |
  331. Ian F.

    I would ask him this : Why is the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize killing innocent civilians in Afghanistan ??
    He will be speechless if you pose this question..

    March 10, 2011 at 11:21 pm |
  332. roberto hidalgo

    Obama, do you know what American family really need? I think you need to help us first and fix our issues before we offer assistance some where else. we the people make this country strong...........

    March 10, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
  333. T. Weaver

    Thank you Liz Carter.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
  334. Mike D.

    After the Tucson shooting, you called for civility in public debate. Why are you not talking to your party in Wisconsin about their hatred and venom towards the opposition. The civility you asked for lasted for only weeks. Also, you have been talking to school children about anti-bullying, do you think Rahm Emanuel was a bully?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
  335. Ronald Raygun

    Public Enemy or Boogie Down Productions?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:23 pm |
  336. omegarising1

    Why are you purposely destroying America and what did the elites promise you to do so?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
  337. Mark Forcinito

    You won your campaign mainly on unifying the country. How do you think you are doing on this campaign promise?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
  338. Shaun

    Why do the wealthiest in this nation receive tax breaks at the expense of programs that assist the poor and working classes? Also, why does the "shared sacrifice" you have told us to be prepared for not include the rich/wealthy?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
  339. roberto hidalgo

    will you be able to come and visit the hard working class in Ontario CA.? I really will like to know what are you capable to do for the American People in General..

    March 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm |
  340. george

    It absolutely clear by the current events in Lybia that have led to higher oil prices that the number one threat to the US national security is our dependence on oil. Don't you think Mr President that it is time to do what you promise while campaigning and stop our dependence on oil once and for all?
    Every car sold in the US by 2018 should be electric or hydrogen fuel cell. By 2030 every gasoline powered car should be banned from all streets. Every power plant by 2025 should be hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, or any other clean source.
    Oil is killing our planet as well as humanity while enriching just a handful and corrupting world leaders.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm |
  341. Munroe-1

    Mr. President:

    Would you please go have a personal discussion with President Gadafi? I trully believe that your forthrightness with President Gadafi, willl bring peace & bettter living for all, in Libia. My deepest hope is that as a man, country leader and humble President; that you, your self, shall bring a wellcome ray of hope to President Gadafi and his people.

    Will you please, not supply the civil unrest with any weaponry, money or spies? Will you please lead by example so that President Gadafi shall see the honor in your intentions with him. Not a forced hand?

    We have faith in peace, not war, Mr. President.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:32 pm |
  342. Name*iseecnn

    Going to war cost billions of dollars. Bombs go for at lest a 1 million or more each. China has a lot of money to spend so do the Saudis. Why don't they get involved and aid the Libya revolution? Also did anybody see and Libyans doing the American revolution? Let them win there independence just like we did.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:32 pm |
  343. jake

    Why did you sell your soul to the Unions?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:32 pm |
  344. BOB IN ILLINOIS

    When is the obvious, singular, most economic problem in this country to be addressed ? Jobs being exported !

    March 10, 2011 at 11:33 pm |
  345. Frank

    Are you a Democrat or a Republican?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
  346. marty

    Democrats promised in their January 2009 “Romer-Bernstein Report” that the unemployment rate would be 7 percent at the end of 2010 if their stimulus passed. However, the unemployment rate was 9.4 percent in December, and the number of people unemployed for 27 weeks or more (as a percentage of all jobless) grew to 44.3 percent. There are 2.3 million fewer Americans employed now than when President Obama took office,

    I want to ask president obama if he still thinks his stimulus that spent almost 1 trillion dollars and lost 2.3 million jobs was a failure?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
  347. Poncin

    Mr. President:
    There has been a lot of discussion regarding the deficit, particularly pertaining to budgetary cuts. Is there anyone on your team attempting to increase federal revenue without raising taxes? For instance, further real investment in higher education that would enable more Americans to have higher paying jobs and thus naturally pay a higher tax already set rather than continue to need government assistance without said education?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:36 pm |
  348. Andrew

    Mr. President,

    I have a laser light in my bedroom the I turn on when I go to bed for neat ambient light. It has a red laser and a green laser that reflects off of a mirror in a kaleidoscope type fashion. Occasionally when I turn it on the red laser is randomly, uncharacteristically brighter than the green laser. Why?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
  349. Sandy

    i would say, Mr. President thank you for your hard work in trying to come to an agreement on the budget. Thank you for not getting involved with other countries at the time, and putting our nation first. Thank you for keeping your cool while all these people accuse you of things that the congress and senate have control over. I apologize for all those who have not supported you due to not being open minded about each others parties, since there are good qualities in all parties and bad qualities. I wish everyone would understand the position your in. lastly, are you saddened everyday by how easily it is for people to hate one another rather than come to compromise, understanding, and a want to help their fellow man?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
  350. John in Sacramneto

    Mr. President, which is the greatest long term threat to our country – obesity or a stable Afghanistan?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
  351. David delaurentis

    obama we are so broke in New York. everything from food to transportation housing everything on a day to day need went up. the people have not enough money. raise the mimumem wage where people can get by.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm |
  352. Love USA

    Mr.President,

    If you have the executive powers, why don't you use those to turn this country and economy around? Why would you let narrow-minded and/or selfish, self centered politicians reject and trash all those good ideas you propose? I think what America needs is a strong leader who is smart AND powerful, who is calm AND sharp. You are all that when people elected you. You can play nice later but right now this country needs some tough love. Too much attention is given to self-promoting politicians/entertainers- what you really do to steer this country towards prosperity is not communicated to the public. Please use your Veto power not only to nullify bills but also to carry forward positive changes. We all know you have good intentions and clear goals- just get the actions going and keep us informed.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm |
  353. Andrew

    Why have you ignored the situation in Jaurez and across Mexico and our borders? Do you really think that the War on Drugs or the prohibition of marijuana are helping our country and the world?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
  354. rebrep

    If I simply agree with another post, my comment is awaiting moderation for 20 minutes (so far) – what's with that???

    March 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm |
  355. stopspending

    Why do you have such a deep seated hatred of the white culture?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm |
  356. Agfraggle

    I've always hoped someone would ask him if he can wiggle those ears.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm |
  357. Nunajer Bidnis

    After respectfully presenting Mr. Obama with a traditional Japanese Tantō, I would step back, bow and ask, "Are you ready Sir, to man-up now and do the honorable thing?"

    March 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm |
  358. willard bullock

    I belived that obama have too much problems so he is not already get his presdient 2008 then he need get out of his presdient
    Thanks you

    March 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm |
  359. Andrey

    Mr. President,

    I'm an immigrant and trying to obtain legal status and the right to work. I'm definately standing out of crowd with my financial background and bachelor's degree. I'm loyal to the country and never want to go back to my country where human rights is nothing else than science fiction. What can I do to be accepted in the #1 nation of the world?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm |
  360. bob

    there are lots of jerks out there including the biggest one of them all, Newt Gingrich, who question your Birth Certificate. why don't you sue the hell out of them? Ask them to prove you were not born in the USA. There's millions to be made. Donate the money to the poor. The Prime Minister of Singapore (Mr Lee Kuan Yew) did that all the time. He drove them into bankruptcy. Be tough with your enemies or they will walk all over you!

    March 10, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
  361. olyrg

    When (WHEN!!!) are we going to see the perp walks of the wall street criminals?!?!?!?!!!! They destroyed our economy in their great fraud and yet nothing has been done. Nothing! Yet we all know of the fraud they perpetrated upon us. When (WHEN!!!) are you going to instruct Mr. Holder to DO HIS JOB! WHEN! Billions upon billions STOLEN and nothing done... Very disappointed. When will we have justice, Mr. President, when?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:48 pm |
  362. Rob in FL

    Mr. President, When are you going to END Free-Trade, and get Americans back to work?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:48 pm |
  363. Mark Bono

    With Space Shuttle Discovery's last flight and the impending end of the Space Shuttle Program, what is going to replace the Shuttle as NASA's next manned space vehicle? While a lot of people will disagree with me, manned space flight is important. And I can't believe you cancelled Constellation. Although I disagree with some of the aspects of the program like needing two rocket launches to get the command and lunar module into space compared to the Saturn V doing the job with one launch. Hey, there is an idea. Just restart production of the Saturn V!

    March 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm |
  364. TOTENKOPF

    I'd ask if I could rule with an iron fist for just one day.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  365. TushyPushy

    I would ask. Why are you following in the foot steps of Hitler?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  366. IDidntVoteIn2008

    When are you going to man up and stand up for your principles? Stop worrying about what the talking heads, tv pundits and arm-chair political strategists will say and do something good for the American people. Call Glenn Beck on his stupid white house phone and tell him he's a sensationalist drama queen and a charletan. Put your foot down on all this right wing fear mongering and be a LEADER.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  367. Anthony

    Can someone PLEASE ask the President about natural gas? Why are we not taking advantage of this abundant natural resource of ours to rid us of our dependence on oil? I've heard hundreds of interviews with President Obama but no one EVER directly ask him about natural gas.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  368. Jason Noha

    What are we doing to try and stabilize the Middle East and Africa? Everyday I hear about another country going through some form of political turmoil. Are you worried that this unrest could continue to spread and cause severe problems in the future? Best case scenario these countries become free, god knows they deserve it, but what if they end up trading one dictator for an even worse one? America is one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world. We should be using our strength and influence to help others, not just ourselves. Everyone is so caught up in what is going on here that they forget there are Human-beings elsewhere in the world and they deserve to have Freedom, Liberty, Justice, and protection from tyranny. I'm not saying we should be going out and forcing peoples hands but if we can help them in anyway, it is our obligation to do so.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  369. eddie

    I would ask him can you PLEASE leave the office? You have done nothing for these country, you are the worst president ever. Change, the only change we have is what is left in our pockets.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
  370. PATRICIA GONZALES

    What haven"t you stopped wall street from taking advantage of us at the pumps and super markets . Is it because you need their money for reelection ?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:54 pm |
  371. Jan Tremain

    Do you know,Mr. President, that a substantial number of us grasp why you have made clear that all nations, including the Arab states, must demonstrate, before the global community, that they buy in, have some skin in any game of military intervention such as a no fly zone? It's time the Arab states stopped hiding their true goals. We get it that nothing would more please our enemies than a unilateral intervention by the US. I appreciate that your job is very, very difficult. Jan Tremain

    March 10, 2011 at 11:54 pm |
  372. joe

    Stop being mean to President Obama, this is his first real job and it's hard.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  373. dahlia

    Do you think we the citizens of this country can handle the real or actual truth of the state affair of our country?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
  374. mlwells

    How do you and your family continue to smile and conduct yourselves with such grace given all the hateful and disrespectful comments that have been directed at you and your family since you became President?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:00 am |
  375. bill

    why did my taxes go up $30 a month when you say no tax increase.my income is $16000.where is middle income start. why not tax china's imports?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:02 am |
  376. TushyPushy

    It's ok CNN, keep my comments in moderation all day and then never post them. I have many accounts on many computers with many ip addresses. Just try and keep up 😉

    March 11, 2011 at 12:02 am |
  377. Michael

    Are you still here?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:02 am |
  378. Susan

    Socialism ultimately failed the Soviet Union. Capitalism is/has failed the United States. Religion is (one of) the root of all evil on this planet including the United States now. Separation of Church and State in our Constitution is there for a reason. Our Founding Fathers need to be studied and not lied about. It isn't God then Country...it is Country then God. You are all lying if you think we really are one nation under God. It is more like one broken up disproportionately misunderstoon nation under many different to _no_ Gods at all. You are all hypocrits and bigots including our leaders. You want to keep all you can when there is nothing to keep because 1% of our population controls somewhere from 50 to 90% of our wealth. Even if Government seized all their wealth and divided it up amongst all of us it wouldn't solve all the damage done. And if we brought all the jobs back that went overseas do you think we could afford the products made here? I can only dream of answers, I don't see any happening except our downfall as every nation in history has suffered so far. I was hoping to live long enough to see our end coming with certainty but not long enough to be in it. The human race has two huge flaws in it. One is our greed and subjucation over our fellow Man and the other is our unwillingness to let go of religion when much more simple and reasonable answers have been discovered and proven in our reality. I see no hope for our future in the United States or in the world. With any luck you can blame it on global warming rather then yourselves.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:04 am |
  379. Bryan

    Why do you continue to pander to the gay community and yet have not done a single thing to actually help us?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:04 am |
  380. bob letter.

    hey obama?

    you promised "change", but you are not about change. you are about taking a stand wherever you can get the most votes. do you have a spine? please answer. thanks bro!

    March 11, 2011 at 12:04 am |
  381. Joop Kaashoek

    Why can this administration not be brave and balance the budget or paying off the debt? Every administration pushes it to the next one and as a result the US is getting closer and closer to bankruptcy. It is clear that the Pentagon budget is way too high, why is it not looked at with a critical eye?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:04 am |
  382. bill

    I'd ask if he'd like to burn some delicious home made hash after the press conference. Business before pleasure.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:05 am |
  383. Debra

    Mr. President, can you tell the Nation why our Country is Falling apart and, just wondering, have you started packing your bags to move out yet?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:06 am |
  384. Levi H

    Why hasn't President Obama taken a stronger stand against Republicans that are actively trying to destroy unions? Unions support the President and the Democrats and represent a substantial number of middle class Americans! Where is the leader that we elected??

    March 11, 2011 at 12:06 am |
  385. Bryan

    Why do you continue to pander the homosexual community without actually doing anything to help us?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:06 am |
  386. Bryan

    Why do you continue to pander to the g a y community, but haven't actually done anything to help us? Why are we such a convenient toolset during campaigns, but so easy to ignore during the actual work? Answer honestly.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:07 am |
  387. Bryan

    Why do you only use g @ y people as tools to win campaigns or deliver nice speeches? Why won't you actually help us?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:08 am |
  388. Sunny

    Earlier economies would rebound to recovery, but why is not happening now even after so many years, and so much spending.
    I think earlier economies did not have boundless off shoring, and that is the reason the economy is not rebounding.
    At least 17 million more jobs are waiting to leave the shores through KPO (Knowledge Process Outsourcing).
    Several millions have been going out through BPO (Business Process Outsourcing)
    You cannot spend billions to save economy from falling, and keep on off shoring millions of jobs, and at the same time expect to balance the budget, fill up the treasury.
    Even when you rescued falling giants, they took the tax payer money, and outsourced the jobs.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:10 am |
  389. Hebba

    Why is it taking too long for the United States, United Nations and the whole world to make actions to help the people in LIBYA how many lives should die or what does Gadhafi has that the world is scared of and just watching, I am a regular girl do not know much in politices but my people are dying while the WORLD IS WATCHING!

    March 11, 2011 at 12:12 am |
  390. mazeman

    My comments have been waiting "for moderation" for an hour. Must union moderators and they have already done their quota. lol

    March 11, 2011 at 12:12 am |
  391. Sal Smith in Detroit

    Dear Mr President, when will you act on the situation in Libya? thousands of people are dying due to your idleness and just saying that "we are looking at options" doesnt make any difference. the united states is seen as a savior in the world. it should keep that reputation. the libyan people are asking for US help, so help them. ENFORCE A NO FLY ZONE

    March 11, 2011 at 12:13 am |
  392. Susan

    I forgot to add... world population growth which is truly insane. You are fools if you think population can just grow unchecked with a major religion even continuing to this day with a blind eye to birth control. And you and government are all fools if you think everything else like the economy, jobs (in better times), bank accounts, national profit, and our debt can just keep growing unchecked. The planet is finite and our whole existence must become 'finite' and in tune with it. It isn't spiritual, it is reality.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  393. college grad

    .... I am so disappointed I have no questions.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:15 am |
  394. Coach Lew

    Why is there still duplication of spending within most Agencies of the government when the GAO report explicity reveals all?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:16 am |
  395. Ann

    Mr. President: Why does your administration think that war crimes do not need to be investigated or prosecuted?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:16 am |
  396. Coach Lew

    I don't really care but why haven't you silenced the disbelievers about your TRUE birthcertificate and produced it for all to view? That would sure silence thousands of your critics.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:18 am |
  397. Coach Lew

    Is there any truth to the Black Budget within our government????

    March 11, 2011 at 12:19 am |
  398. Edward

    Robin Hood was the man who robbed the Rich and gave to the Poor, well I'm the man (Republican Governor) who rob the Poor and gives to the Rich – or to be exact, the man who rob the THIEVING POOR (Government Unions) and gives back to the PRODUCTIVE RICH.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:19 am |
  399. Agha Ata (USA)

    What legacy does he want to leave as a president?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:19 am |
  400. DPB

    I would ask the President when is he going to support the 67% of the legal American population that favor tightening security on our southern border? When is he going to stand in favor for and support the legal citizens of this country instead of those who knowingly break a Federal law ? It's about LEGAL immigration not REWARDING those who break a law.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:20 am |
  401. Alex

    I would ask him we waste billions of dollars every year on the drug war? It's an absurd waste of money not just in s good economy but even more so now and not to mention a terrible abuse of human rights. What good has locking up marijuana users accomplished? Please enlighten me. I don't even smoke anymore but i find the status quo on the drug war very disturbing. Before Obama was president he said we should rethink our marijuana laws, but of course now that he's in office his stance has changed a bit. I understand as president he's not going to condone legalization, but why not decriminalzation? If Obama had got caught by the law smoking when he was younger he may not be the president today.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:21 am |
  402. Robert Jeffrey

    When are you going to tax and legalize marijuana (and perhaps other drugs) to make some money for a nation in desperate need of it. And if you're not going to, then why aren't you moving to make alcohol illegal?

    If you had posted this on a page where people could 'like' responses, this question would be the highest rated one and Obama needs to answer it.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:22 am |
  403. Rob C

    Is ANYONE in our administration or campaign organization involved with ANY recall attempts in Wisconsin?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:24 am |
    • Rob

      yes, they need to recall / fire / impeach the cowardly congressmen who obstructed the democratic process by shirking their sworn duties. I'd like to see the outcry if Republicans decided to flee Wash DC during the voting on odumbo-care – the thing was, they knew they'd lose the vote, but at least they stayed & did their jobs, unlike the anarchists in WI...

      March 11, 2011 at 1:39 am |
  404. Coach Lew

    Is the current Gas Prices just a ploy to get gasoline above 2.50 a gallon forever like the prices were at one time 3.00 and then went down to 1.75 and everyone went whew. Then it went to 4.00 and back to 2.25 and everyone went whew. Now it is getting close to 5.00 and when it comes down to 3.00 we will all go whew. So are we to believe what we are reading about gas prices or is it just another way to ease it up an then ease it down with little pain.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:24 am |
  405. MYOB

    Mr. President - Why have you not pushed harder for single payer healthcare? Why did you sell out to big pharma?!?!

    March 11, 2011 at 12:25 am |
  406. Rob C

    Question 2:
    Will pink slippers replace combat boots under the repeal of DADT? Also, are we going to give these fudgepackers 'family' benefits on MY nickel?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:25 am |
    • George

      Acrophobia is the fear of heights. Psychologists theorize that those who suffer from this irrational fear do so because they have a subconscious urge to jump. You seem homophobic...........

      March 11, 2011 at 12:36 am |
    • CHA

      The sad thing is that ignorant, bigoted Americans like you ACTUALLY HAVE benefits.

      March 11, 2011 at 12:38 am |
    • Roberta

      If you don't want fudgepackers in the military, then join yourself so there won't be any spots for them. Until then, stop being a coward and hating on true patriots.

      March 11, 2011 at 1:23 am |
    • Butthole

      They are going to pack more fudge while celebrating getting 5 cents from 'Rob C' That pays for a squirt of lube....for their m-16s

      March 11, 2011 at 2:22 am |
    • robert

      personally sir if you were willing to go to war and risk your life, i would gladly give up my nickel no matter what gender, race, religion or sexual orientation you identified with... though im assuming that you are a male, my guess would be you're christian and white. Your ignorant comment directed at homosexuals suggests you may be a closeted one. I would still give up all my pocket change to let you get some sort of benefit for going to war even though we may have different beliefs. its about time we got a leader to repeal that archaic law.

      March 11, 2011 at 7:19 am |
    • pazke

      At best, you're a troll. At worst, you're an ignorant bigot.

      March 11, 2011 at 8:04 am |
  407. Coach Lew

    Have we ditched plans to creat affordable electric cars that can be purchased by the low to middle income families?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:25 am |
  408. kingkvetch

    Dear President, We Need you in #Wisconsin. Love, USA http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-president-obama-to-come-to-wisconsin#?opt_new=f&opt_fb=t

    March 11, 2011 at 12:25 am |
  409. Susan

    So you see, what's going on in Wisconsin, Washington, D.C. and Libya is just more of the same drop in the bucket kind of stuff. Feel free to fix any of my typos but not the content.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:26 am |
  410. Coach Lew

    Why are we throwing Billions of Dollars away to Afghanistan and Pakistan when we know the average person isn't getting any of that money or services?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:27 am |
  411. George

    What have you done in two years that has not benefitted the most wealthy of Americans; whether it be the insurance companies, banks, or those who earn the most in our society? What ammunition can I use to defend the first Democrat for whom I have ever voted for against the seven die-hard Republicans in my office?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:30 am |
  412. MikeBell

    How has his education in Indonesia biased his opinion of the U.S.?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:30 am |
    • Che-3

      You have evidence of RACIST upbringing! HATE is tooooooooooo MUCH of a BURDEN to BEAR!
      Grow up!

      March 11, 2011 at 12:55 am |
  413. Ghoat

    What did he care more about, which made him to aim for presidency, which others did not care about. He does not seem to show an inner character of a leader.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:30 am |
  414. Adela

    As President you have accomplished more in two years than most in a life time. Will people understand that the downfall of the country is due to a white mans greed. The only interest in the middle east is oil not democracy. My Question would be why would you want to lead a country with so much hatred?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:32 am |
  415. Chaos

    What can someone do who thinks the federal government is infringing on their rights as a sovereign citizen?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:32 am |
  416. K2

    I would like to commend our President on tackling the difficult issues that face our nation and possibly our life time. I, like many Americans would like to know that our vote of confidence in our Government is not singular or short lived and that our President stands for more than the status quo but for the millions of people who want a voice that protects the common good and upholds values precedent to our modern concerns and lifetime challenges that don't stime progress or equality. Would like to know where our President stands on the shock doctrine?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:33 am |
  417. Earnest Todd

    President Obama is doing an outstanding job. He has shown a tremendous amount of love toward this great Country. He is a man of high integrity. Mr Obama will be re-elected to a second term. We must remember that the Preisident is only one person, and can't turn this country around without the help and support of other great Americans. Keep doing what you are doing Mr President. God is with you and your family.

    CWO2, US ARMY RET

    March 11, 2011 at 12:36 am |
  418. Ohm's Law

    Mr. President: Given 20 minutes to research, I can come up with a list of a dozen empires or countries that collapsed due to growing government spending, requiring ever increasing amounts of currency, and the subsequent uncontrolled inflation. Given the same amount of time, can you come up with one country in which massive increases in government spending of recently printed or coined money has resulted in a healthier economy?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:38 am |
  419. sfcc

    who will be the Democrat's nominee for the White House in 2012? Hillary or Joe "the ventriloquist dummy" Biden?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:39 am |
    • Rob

      SFCC – because that's a scare tactic so gullible, naive folks like yourself won't mind if they continue to raise your taxes. They don't have to "cut" education – they can "cut" things like welfare, social services for illegals, medicare/medicaid/social security, all the stupid & unnecessary programs all forms of Gov spend things on – but they feel they don't have to because they can scare folks like yourself into accepting more & higher taxes, rather than forcing the Gov to tighten it's belt & live within it's means like the rest of us are doing.

      The REAL question is – why does Gov always have to get bigger, and become more powerful, and take more of our money, why don't they realize they work for us, we don't work to support the Government.

      March 11, 2011 at 1:37 am |
  420. concerned

    Why do you constantly deny that you are a Muslim?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:44 am |
  421. Vic

    I would like to ask where is your spine, yours and the rest of the democrats? Say what you will about the republicans but they get their agenda passed. Quit playing nicely and lead, give us change. Remember Yes You Can.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:45 am |
  422. Surya k

    Wikileaks is questioning the integrity of USA, dont you think its time to appeal against it rather than trying to block it ?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:48 am |
  423. ChazBennett

    Why the hell are we still in the WTO and NAFTA? Don't you care that they are DESTROYING America and it's people for the sake of Trans-National Corporations?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:49 am |
  424. Adela

    After reviewing the comments I fully understand that our education system failed . 90% of the people need a refresher course in government. Obama is doing an excellent job!

    March 11, 2011 at 12:54 am |
  425. Dora Wiegand

    Mr. President,
    did you get my email? What can you do to protect my children while they are attending school from toxic fumes and the administration that exposed them to toxic fumes knowing that my children have asthma and allergies?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:55 am |
  426. Lilarose in Bandon, OR

    Mr. Obama, considering that your ancestors lived in pretty much the same circumstances as do the Libyan rebels–poor, enslaved by tyrants, uneducated, no future, etc. why do you not feel some obligation to help the Libyans escape from the murderer Gadhafi and his sons? Why can't we defeat a third rate military force?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:56 am |
  427. Joan

    Will you show your genuine, original, legal birth certificate to the American public? If you have nothing to hide, why haven't you taken care of this on-going issue? Will your relationship with us be of Honesty or Secrecy & Mistrust? This is important. Please answer 🙂 Thank you.

    March 11, 2011 at 12:56 am |
  428. Renee

    Why did you go on camera and say that if collective bargaining was ever threatened, you would be in the protest line but instead you sat back quietly while Rome burns? SInce Unions are the base of the Democratic Party, this trend could jeopardize the party, could it not? What can be done to stop it?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:58 am |
  429. teri allen (Freebird)

    When are you gonna stop the war, stop all the foreign aid, deal with all the illegal immigrants, and stay out of other countries business, put the people of the united states first? The money saved in war and foreign aid alone would solve the problem, and we got nuclear bombs so why feed people our national security would be threatened? Are we being blackmailed to pay or die? If so, ya got the motherload of bombs...i dont understand nothin your doing, but I hope ya dont make me homeless with the housing subsidies for the middle east and foreign aid and war...

    March 11, 2011 at 1:00 am |
  430. ICWorld

    how does it feel to be known as the worst president in U.S. History.
    how much more of this great nation are you going to destroy before your term is finished.
    just how long did you think that the nation would not realize you had nothing but empty campaign promises.
    Which country will you try to destroy next now that you've screwed the U.S. for generations to come..

    March 11, 2011 at 1:00 am |
  431. PR

    When are you going to stand up more forcefully to republicans and stand with everyday Americans? A huge transfer of wealth has taken place over the past 10 years – largely because of the Bush tax cuts!

    March 11, 2011 at 1:01 am |
  432. Habib

    " why would the US government approve a bill for 15 million dollars for organizations aiding Libyans, and an increase in the military budget when we, the students, will face major budget cuts (around 100 million dollars) from federal financial aid programs? how is this fare for us, the middle class citizens?"

    March 11, 2011 at 1:04 am |
  433. Bryanna E.M.

    Obviously my only question for you is...Is this fair for young adults (like myself) to waste soo much money on gas when their just getting out on their own? For $10 only gets me less than 4 gallons. Its not fair for young adults to start life this way.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:08 am |
  434. cityguy

    I would ask:
    "When are you going to do anything other than providing lip service to get businesses to HIRE U.S. WORKERS instead of SENDING JOBS OVERSEAS or make it understood that HIRING OFFSHORE will NOT BE TOLERATED as a model for getting U.S. jobs BACK?"

    March 11, 2011 at 1:12 am |
  435. kamakazi

    pull out all our troops,cuz people don't want w.w.3. world war- 3 .in that case we save the gas that the army are wasting
    on ships tanks trucks hellys hummers and jets and whatever we don't know of.than the GAS will be for a $ 1
    NO IMPORTS OR O_M_G OBAMA MUST GO

    March 11, 2011 at 1:13 am |
  436. Daniel

    Mr. President, you claim to be a Christian however the Bible clearly teaches that human life is sacred from conception to natural death. Why do you condone the murder of innocent babies?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:14 am |
  437. steve mendoza

    ive also tried the fbi befor i was stabbed in 2000 and to this week still no help fromthe fbi for color of law violation by local cops or and other crimes by the local cops

    March 11, 2011 at 1:16 am |
  438. DJ Truth

    how much did you pay for your fake citizenship documents

    March 11, 2011 at 1:16 am |
  439. anonymous

    Do you like cookies like I do?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:19 am |
  440. Name*avram Cantor

    It's perfectly okay if u never post my comments . I'm just really happy knowing somebody at CNN read 'em & knows I called you Republicans in Democrats' clothing. And, your darling reporter Gloria. Berger is always sleeping w/Sarah Palin or some other revolting Republican. You know that I share my comments to you w/ 100 Democrats in a minute w/ my new I phone. So don't post this comment, just go stuff it up your ..

    March 11, 2011 at 1:20 am |
  441. shiva

    Mr. President,

    Why have you not passed the sweeping financial reforms that you spelled out in detail before you were elected? You didn't just promise reforms in general, you promised specific actions, such as regulating derivatives, capping compensation, beefing up the SEC, etc., and then failed to deliver. In light of how bad our economy is because of the lack of financial regulation, why haven't you tried to pass ACTUAL financial reform?

    PS: This will help you get votes too!

    March 11, 2011 at 1:21 am |
  442. doug fir

    Wisconsin voted for real change and the gov is doing his job, it gives me real hope for change. I saw a former private job holder that used a torn up Obama poster it read .......Please HOPE you can spare some CHANGE. I would ask Obama if any Hope for him to Change Obamacare to something that would be reasonable and acutally help us and not bankrupt the country.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:22 am |
  443. Vee

    Ummmm..... Mr. President ........ What the HELL were you thinking when you killed the space program?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:24 am |
  444. Apinak

    We are told that we need 'shared sacrifice' to balance the budget but the top1% received almost all the economic gains of the last 10 years. Is it fair to share the sacrifice but not the gains? Would you support a surtax on millionaires that polls find is the most popular option to balance the budget?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:29 am |
  445. Larry N

    Do you think there is any evidence that wall street is manipulating the price of oil.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:31 am |
  446. teri allen (Freebird)

    Why are we also letting people who can endanger our welfare in the country too? This is a God believing country that is based on In God we trust. One nation under God., and God Bless America. I dont know why were selling our land or our country to foreigners whose known to have a religion that thinks its okay to lie and deceive. who has had radicals attack people in other countries (including our own soldiers). Its gettin so I dont even recognize the country between the illegal immigrants and foreigners here who nobody can say for sure wont turn on the united states (as it only takes a small group to do serious amouts of lost lives 911 showed us), but whats up with selling our country out like this and our land and endangering the american people? When do they get to be more important than foreigners who endangers our welfare? Its like asking for disaster to strike. Peaceful as they may seem, no guarantee....and read revelation 20:4 sometime and ask yourself whose known for beheadings over religion *red flag....those ya got living all over this country* will this country and its people ever be put first? Sorry, forgot to add that to the other question. Its okay to help others if ya can Mr. PRESIDENT, BUT good leadership is about taking care of your people first. You got more people then the state of new york homeless and others about to lose everything, and a 10 year war we dont need to be in if ya just clean up and protect our own country and borders. But the war, the foreign aid and money for more weapons and all this talk of hurting others that doesnt need to be if ya put your people and country first ending the war and ending all the forwign aid and protect our air land and sea dealing with illegals and muslims that dont need to be here cause of all we've seen as red flags needs to go. Thank you and may the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob (not allah) bless America and keep us safe and in homes and jobs and not have our country endangered by threats living here. We got enough of our own. 🙂

    March 11, 2011 at 1:31 am |
  447. Bill

    Why is it all your comments and actions always seem so un-American?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:32 am |
  448. lord jazz

    I would ask him why the hell(yes were using NATIONAL NEWS for this...)[of behalf of Lord Wolf] Washington hasnt asked for our help and made goodwill offer of unified peace with ALLIANCE/FEDERATION forces yet.(yes, there is a FEDERATION, no its not quite like the "star trek" series..but Roddenberry did a decent approximation..) I have discovered what appears to be a countdown timer(or something like one) in orbit halfway around the globe. Am forwarding audio to Berkeley for further analysis. Transmission not from terrestrial source. WE have EQUIPMENT to assist(THOU SHALT NOT STEAL, GOVT...) if you give us the OPPORTUNITY.

    Furthermore, I'd ask why he is being a BIGOT on National TV and continues to screw up in such manners repeatedly in view of the public.This is likely to get President removed from office faster than Clinton was removed(despite the good he did in office..) (Libya/*stan issues aside for the moment...)

    March 11, 2011 at 1:32 am |
  449. Apinak

    We spend about $7000 per person per year for health care and still have 50 million uninsured, France and many other countries spend about $3000 per person per year and provide very high quality care to all their citizens. We therefore spend an extra $1 trillion a year, where does that $1 trillion go?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:34 am |
  450. JoeCorcoran

    I would ask the president if his shifting position on the Defense of Marriage Act means he is in support of gay marriage now. During the election both Joe Biden and himself said they were in support of civil unions, not marriage... but maybe that's changing. And, I'm also interested in what steps he'll take before 2012 toward achieving marriage equality for same-sex couples.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:35 am |
  451. Mike Brooks

    How much longer do you think you can keep your Free Trade Ponzi schemes going before the entire US economy collapses? We need 50% across the board tariffs on all manufactured imports to save the economy. We are facing a catastrophe in late June when millions of newly unemployed public sector workers and veterans are dumped into this jobless economy. Coupled with read inflation of around 10%, real unemployment of 23.8%, speculative short selling the dollar, imports up, and job outsourcing accelerating, we are falling an economic Armagedeon.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:37 am |
  452. JERRY MACINTYRE

    I am from Canada but I would like to ask ,Where did you go , what happened , you are a shadow of the man we saw on the campaign trail.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:39 am |
  453. Jonathan (Seattle)

    Mr. President: What will you do when the United States loses its position as the worlds reserve currency soon?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:42 am |
  454. troysteris

    I'd ask him to resign and take his entire administration with him, so we can get a grip on his country killing policies.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:45 am |
  455. pepo-egypt

    to MR/OBAMA.
    i ask you to take care of yourself...enjoy your life...never look to the people who are sick...so many today...try to cure them with love when they needed...strike with a powerfull hand when these sick people hurt you or others...clean the world of the evil people ..no mercy..they need this...then you 'll see a big shine in your dreams..listen to this light ..it'll gudie you....and remember SIR ...there are so many big fans of you here in egypt...who wish love and happness...we are holding our pens over white papers ...reading and writing a history of you...we want our children smile when they always see in history books tiil the and of time...man...start to write your history in temple of love ...ans your name will stand aganist time ...people .ll adore you like all the great men before...SIR REALLY YOU HAVE A BIG CHANCE NEVER ALLOWED TO A MAN BEFORE ...PLS.....THINK
    your ever fan of you ..a man with two childern who love you
    god ( no matter what) will gudie you.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:49 am |
  456. THope

    How can you call yourself a "Christian" and financially support the killing of babies all over the world?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:51 am |
  457. Tony

    Dear President.
    In name of freedom when we will pick up the lead on Libya situation. The psycopath there Gadafi needs to be hanged for crime against humanity. His hands are still red with American blood. De facto he is even more dangerous to us right now than the Usama Bin Laden. Please show that USA can lead. Please lets make a stand dont let that coward slaughter innocent people like this.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:52 am |
  458. Jon from Ky

    I would ask him how he rates himself since he has taken office. And if he believes that he has kept his promise to the American people or atleast has tried his hardest to keep said promises.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:54 am |
  459. thack

    Why are you hiding out in the White House?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:56 am |
  460. SAH

    What do really believe in? You talk the talk, but apparently that's as far as it goes.

    March 11, 2011 at 1:56 am |
  461. Park McGraw

    Who was your doctor at Kapi'Olani Hospital?

    and

    How do I file charges of treason against the US Supreme Court for not listing to the case against the fraud Mr. Obama?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:57 am |
    • Wallace

      Good one, Park! Barry has no idea, I am certain! You should ask him about the koran... ;0)

      March 11, 2011 at 3:15 am |
    • Brandon

      Grow up.

      March 11, 2011 at 4:29 am |
    • Waiting for hope

      Who was YOUR doctor when you were hatched from the monster that laid your egg?
      He was born in Hawaii, give it a rest. THOUGH I do beleive we need to impeach the 5 Supreme Court "Justices" who voted for Citizen's United. They abrogated their oaths to stick to what is written in the Constitution. CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE AND DO NOT ENJOY CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION.

      March 11, 2011 at 8:24 am |
  462. Alex

    how do you maintain patience when dealing with Republicans and their senseless ideas?

    March 11, 2011 at 1:59 am |
  463. Steven

    BRING YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE. PROVIDE EVERY AMERICAN PRESSIDENTUAL HEATH CARE NOT OBAMA CARE.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:01 am |
  464. Zachary Williams

    Why do we still have sections of the PATRIOT ACT still active?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:02 am |
  465. Sean Connery

    Why have you remained totally silent, which can easily be interpreted as complicity, in the inhumane treatment of Bradley Manning? His solitary confinement and forced nudity are in contravention of Geneva accords to which the US is a signatory and has prompted both condemnation from Amnesty International and formal investigation by the UN. How was this man allowed to remain under such oppressive conditions for the better part of a year without charges or trial?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:04 am |
  466. oldtimer

    Was he telling the truth when he stated that his father served in world war 2?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:06 am |
  467. Praise The Lard

    Will he ever be prepared to tell the truth about what organized religion has done to the people of the world – especiallly in this country? The biggest fraud ever perpetrated must be exposed...

    March 11, 2011 at 2:12 am |
  468. Biden

    Mr. President...now why are you such a wuss?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:16 am |
  469. Cody

    President Obama,
    When are you going to start worrying about the American people with their concern going on in this country and not what is happening in the middle east? Stop listening to the lobbyist and start listening to the people who you supposedly represent, you remember the working American.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:16 am |
  470. Jon Krieger

    I would wanna ask why he has constantly lied to the american people,and I would like to know what kind of employment he's gonna seek out in January,2013,because he certainly will not be president!

    March 11, 2011 at 2:17 am |
  471. Caroline

    President Obama: Why did our government choose to bail out banks in need of financial assistance? It seems to me that it would have made more sense to help out the American people who need help with their payments to the banks so that those banks would not have had to ask the government for help. I, as well as many others, never qualified for any help offered under your programs. From what I have heard and read, we are not alone.
    thank you Mr President

    March 11, 2011 at 2:17 am |
  472. daniel

    Can you beat Ron Paul in 2012???

    March 11, 2011 at 2:19 am |
  473. Mr. Joe Sixpack

    I would ask an honest question but I'm not ready to be put on the red list yet.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:23 am |
  474. Jessica

    Dear Obama, Given that you kindly agreed to help us dig out of the mess we made by electing someone who put us knee deep in two wars and de-regulated us into economic oblivion, and given that you are not a dictator or magician who can simply wave a magic wand, and given that in our petulant, entitled, impatience we just elected a wave of Republicans who are undermining the threatening the fragile recovery with their ideological pigheadedness, *and* given that everyone on both sides whine about EVERYTHING, why then Mr. President do you keep doing your best for us anyway? How do you govern such a nation of bipolar, selfish, fact-challenged babies? I don't understand why you love us anyway, but I'm grateful that you do.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:32 am |
  475. christine

    Why is it OK for corps to form "association" to lobby congress and make HUGE donations, but it is not OK for working americans to join unions to be able to bargain for wages, benefits and safe working conditions?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:33 am |
  476. Apinak

    What is the purpose of our economy, have a large GDP, a strong stock market, or to provide good jobs and a strong standard of living to our citizens? Based on the first 2 we are doing well but based on the third metric we are failing.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:33 am |
  477. Mike

    You should all be asking, "WHYYY CNN... WHYYY DO YOU ALLOW IDIOTS LIKE US TO REPLY TO YOUR ARTICLES? We are uneducated, ill-informed beings who have no business posting in public! Our names don't deserve to be on the same page as your authors! Most of all, we are slaves of corporate America.. we feed ourselves with their hand and are brainwashed into believing that they do the right things for us. They ship our jobs elsewhere.. they make us sick.. they buy our minds and manage to raise our gas prices every time they take office...yet...yet... we still believe in them."

    March 11, 2011 at 2:35 am |
  478. Mike

    Yes I have a question for the President...Why are we giving billions if not trillions of dollars every year to other countries instead of spending that money on our citizens? If we were to cut the majority of our foreign aid to other countries the deficit would not nearly be as high and might in fact turn around into the black.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:36 am |
  479. Gerry

    Would you please resign?

    You say your goal is to have a strong dollar. Since you've taken office, the value of a dollar has plummeted when compared to other currencies. When do you see your strong dollar policy kicking in? How long will it take for US currency to return to its former valuation?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:39 am |
  480. And the winner is....

    Have repeatedly asked the president questions via the communication option on the government site but to no avail. The most open presidency my foot...

    March 11, 2011 at 2:41 am |
  481. maish

    Why did you vote present over 130 times when you were a senator? it makes one wonder were you not concerned with the issues or you don't want the responsibility of allowing yourself to be defined?
    why don't you order the release of your long form birth certificate -it would end once and for all any doubt that you weren't born there. Pro poponents (Matthews and the gov.of hawaii requested this)
    Why are your college and grad school records sealed ?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:42 am |
  482. HH

    As Japan just got hit by a 8.9 magnitude quake, I want to ask the President just how much inside story about 2012 does he know. If none, then I'd be wondering if he is going to write a book named "All Quiet on Libya".

    March 11, 2011 at 2:46 am |
  483. Kim

    With the gas prices so high and the economy not getting any better, when are you going to ground Air Force One and lift the moratorium on drilling? It is simple economics Mr. President. If people cannot spend money the economy will not grow. Summer time is coming up and if people cannot afford to travel, than they will not spend money. If you lift the ban, it could create millions of jobs. Who cares about some bird or worm that could go extinct if we drill? I don't see any T-Rex's walking around and we are doing just fine.
    Quit trying to tax the rich, how do you think they got rich? They are the ones who create the jobs!!! The more money they have the more they will spend to create more jobs. More power to them. If they are smart enough to know how to get rich then yeah for them. It amazes me that people will get mad just because someone made something of themselves and made money doing it. Don't punish for being a success!!

    March 11, 2011 at 2:49 am |
  484. Lisa

    I would ask if we had any breakthroughs on alternative fuels.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:50 am |
  485. edgar

    why isn't wallstreet in jail?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:52 am |
  486. edgar

    why is the SEC a hollowed-out institution?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:53 am |
  487. edgar

    why are the people that designed the latest economic crash allowed to remain in positions of authority?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:54 am |
  488. Idaho Rich

    How can he (Obama) lie to everyone with a straight face. Mr. Obama has never told America the truth and his incompetence and hate for Americ are destroying our country.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:55 am |
  489. edgar

    why is the IRS tax code more than one page long?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:55 am |
  490. Lori

    Why have you and everyone in the federal government remained silent on the Arizona death panels? 98 people are dying off one by one, as the "health care president" and others stand silently by. Help us!

    March 11, 2011 at 2:55 am |
  491. laila

    What is his stand about what is going on in the middle east particularly Libya?

    March 11, 2011 at 2:56 am |
  492. Yasper O. Sandberg af Benkestok

    I would just ask him to read this poem.

    We stand with you Egypt.
    We stand with you Libya.
    We stand with you Iran.
    Stand in solidarity;
    for the world has heard your cry.

    You must know that I stand with you;
    Oh martyr'd souls.
    For the voice of the oppressed rings out:

    Free us oh Tyrants!
    In life, or in death.
    For we are one people, unified.

    The world stands with you,
    Oh martyr'd soul.
    For your life is but a whisper,
    But the voice of our generation
    Will shout for eternity.
    Echoing of liberty, peace, and joy.

    March 11, 2011 at 2:58 am |
  493. Roger

    It does not matter what I would ask the President. None of you will recognize our country in 5 years. You wanted change that you could believe in? Well you got it. 4 Trillion more in our nations dept? Its over, and you are worried about Wisconsin? Are you kidding me?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:06 am |
  494. Larry miller

    Is this the new America? I mean Have you taken a good look at what's happening to the american people?
    If so when will you stand up for the voters and hard working,struggling people who believed in you?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:06 am |
  495. E G.

    WHY IS MR. OBAMA STILL NOT HELPING THE LIBYANS. IT IS IN OUR VITAL INTEREST TO HAVE A STABLE AND DEMOCRATIC LIBYA? WHAT IS HE TELLING BRUTAL DICTATORS ? IS HE WAITING FOR THE IRANIAN TO HELP THEM? FOR SURE IF THE FREEDOM SEEKERS ARE CORNERED TO THE WALL THEY WILL TAKE HELP FROM THE DEVIL. IF THAT HAPPENS THE MR. OBAMA WHO IS SO MUCH OCCUPIED WITH HIS REELECTION CAMPAIGN WILL FIND OUT HE CREATED ANOTHER HIZBALLAH COUNTRY ON THE NORTH SHORE OF AFRICA.

    March 11, 2011 at 3:06 am |
  496. Kuato

    Do you laugh at all the crybaby haters that spin everything you do in a negative light and constantly whine about all of the things they wish you could do as if it were possible for you to wave a magic wand and make all of the nation's problems disappear?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:07 am |
  497. Wallace

    How can you even "CLAIM" to be a Christian? You are a Baby Killer and poke fun of The Holy Scriptures! However; you have dressed up in full Muslim garb and can quote the koran as if you sleep with it under your pillow! How do you explain this??

    March 11, 2011 at 3:12 am |
  498. Jamie

    How important is the morale of our country in moving ahead? How does he work to tend to the morale of those around him and all Americans?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:14 am |
  499. lucky

    Why has there been no criminal investigation against the financial institutions, ceo's and anyone else involved in the fall of this country's financiale disaster even including any senator, congressman and even past presidents who voted and chose to help de-regulate the banks?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:21 am |
  500. Kristen Karoleigh

    Here's a few.

    What do you think about all of the States trying to get rid of teachers' and workers' union?

    What is your opinion on the actions of the Michigan Governor?

    Why hasn't marijuana been legalized yet?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:24 am |
  501. K. Patrick McDonald

    Mr. Obama –

    How is it that your 'health care reform' bill completely ignores the fact that 2,500 doctors each year are found guilty of felony-level crime; that 11,000 MDs have been convicted in courts of law in the mere span of a decade; that doctors convicted of murder regain their licenses upon release from prison; that study after study proves that physicians refuse to adequately discipline themselves – and yet NO mechanism for improving upon this blight on society, which takes the lives of 600 innocent citizens PER DAY?

    How exactly does one focused on health care, ignore these facts?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:24 am |
  502. scott

    I would ask that if all the states go broke because unions don't want to suffer losses like the rest of us who work on merit only, does that mean that the United "states" is broke too?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:29 am |
  503. scott

    I would also ask can china plz forgive us our trillion dollar debt so that we can once again afford to finance our fight for democracy in the world? Before terrorists like Qadaffi take us over?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:37 am |
  504. a

    Can I see your birth certificate?

    March 11, 2011 at 3:39 am |
  505. Jimmy

    "How does it feel to be the worst president in US history?"

    March 11, 2011 at 3:42 am |
  506. Nate Slaughter

    President Obama I think Marvin Gaye said it best " What"s going on" when Millionaire's swindle more Millions from their Employers and get Bailed out from the Government and middle and lower class college grads can't get Bailed Out of Student Loans or find a job HELP!!!!!!!!! LOL ....I believed in you, Please believe in me... God help us all!!

    March 11, 2011 at 3:45 am |
  507. MIke

    Why don't you let your real, original birht certificate be released? There are millions of people that don't believe you are an American.

    March 11, 2011 at 3:46 am |
  508. Raven

    I would ask when something is going to be done about the real problem with the debt...the soaring cost of health care. There are companies that are posting record profits taking advantage of the suffering, and our country is in crisis while they pay bonuses and make stockholders rich. We need price controls yesterday. Its time for social medicine in this country.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:04 am |
  509. Farooq

    Hello Mr. President Barack Obama I would just like to give my two cents on a major relevation towards United States general economy. Our government has basically gotten way too many departments, too many people running the show. Do we really need so many Democrats and so many Republicans? I understand that there must be a certain number of police and army personell but I feel that there are just too many loose loop holes and just too many polliticians to be able to keep up with. Please I know how many powerfull people there are but the spendature needs to start from the top in order to have any effect. You have done a fine job being our president but trying to fix the economy from the bottom up where the little guy is getting his or her income cut first is not going to make any difference at all. I'm sorry to be the one to have to say this but the changes have to start from the top this time. Trust me you will be an even greater person in the eyes of the common folks here in the U.S. and all over the globe as well.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:05 am |
  510. Farooq

    Hello Mr. President Barack Obama I would just like to give my two cents on a major relevation towards United States general economy. Our government has basically got way too many departments, too many people running the show. Do we really need so many Democrats and so many Republicans? I understand that there must be a certain number of police and army personell but I feel that there are just too many loose loop holes and just too many polliticians to be able to keep up with. Please I know how many powerfull people there are but the spendature needs to start from the top in order to have any effect. You have done a fine job being our president but trying to fix the economy from the bottom up where the little guy is getting his or her income cut first is not going to make any difference at all. I'm sorry to be the one to have to say this but the changes have to start from the top this time. Trust me you will be an even greater person in the eyes of the common folks here in the U.S. and all over the globe as well.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:07 am |
  511. Marc

    Like many other Americans i  believed in you, voted for you, cheered your election to presidency and even marched members of my family and community to donate to your party.

    But why is it Mr. President that you can't take a firm stand on foreign policy issues? Why does our nation seem soft and indecicive in the world arena? And finally why am I forced to see that your presidency seems more and more like that of president Carter's with all the diplomatic soft talk and no firm action when nececcary?

    Regards from a dissapointed democrat and proud American living abroad  

    March 11, 2011 at 4:08 am |
  512. @Rob C

    RobC clearly is hanging onto the closet door for dear life.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:11 am |
  513. ruben

    Does the U.S military have Aliens in the top secret Nevada Air Force base Area 51?

    March 11, 2011 at 4:12 am |
  514. gale

    why dont you do something about the gas prise, if gas gos up so dose the food, you need to do something about it before its to late. gale

    March 11, 2011 at 4:18 am |
  515. Lisa Bates

    Dear Mr. President,

    I believe you are a man of Peace, and I greatly value that. However, the reluctance of the US to go to the rescue of the Lybian freedom fighters, while Quadaffi is commiting genocide; keeps reminding me of the reluctance of the US to rescue England and France, while Hitler was committing his war crimes in the early years of WWII.

    I am seriously afraid that if we do not come to the immediate aid of the Lybian freedom fighters, there will be no-one left alive to help. Lybia is different than Iraq and Afghanistan were, because they are begging for our help on a daily basis.

    This leads me to my question:

    If you had it to do over, would you leave Hitler to commit war crimes against the people of Europe? And if not, how is that different than leaving Quadaffi to murder his own people, until there are none of them left to tell of their bravery?

    March 11, 2011 at 4:24 am |
  516. Mike C.

    How did a community organizer, with no experience in management or running a business or government body, ever become President and then runs around telling businesses how to do their job????

    March 11, 2011 at 4:25 am |
  517. Tim Riker

    I would ask, "Aren't you tired of getting blamed for everything when we all should be looking at what we can do as individuals to make our country great?"

    March 11, 2011 at 4:27 am |
  518. mazeman

    I guess the moderators don't like my point of view, they haven't posted any of my responses. Thanks CNN

    March 11, 2011 at 4:30 am |
  519. Phillip

    if you stand for change, why did you hire Timothy Geithner to oversee the finances of the USA?

    March 11, 2011 at 4:31 am |
  520. mazeman

    Why not change the heading to read "Post a pro-Obama comment only" ????

    March 11, 2011 at 4:31 am |
  521. sburg

    id ask if he believes the people of Wisconsin should lose their collective bargaining rights because of budget shortfalls.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:32 am |
  522. Tim Riker

    There are so many drama queens in America right now. President Obama needs our support to make our country better. We all need to work together to strengthen our communities.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:32 am |
  523. Shawn Tillotson

    Why have you not stopped or made it illegal for all lobbyist activity, We need to stop political corruption in government.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:36 am |
  524. jefrison wei in Indonesia

    I will ask how can ur gov deal and help againts the tsunami in Japan?

    March 11, 2011 at 4:37 am |
  525. sburg

    so let noone have bargaining rights because the republicans voted it in? There is a reason no one heard anything about their strategy before they got in

    March 11, 2011 at 4:38 am |
  526. Terry K. in Missouri

    Seriously: Please do something to finally make the Birthers Shut Up. (But, they do have a good piont.)
    Why will you not show an Official Birth Certificate to the Nation?
    There is a "Certificate of Live Birth" floating around, but we still have not seen a "Birth Certificate". They are two very different documents. ANYone can get a Certificate of Live Birth. Please do not bury this one.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:42 am |
  527. Jon

    During the 2008 Presidential campaign, you said you'd filibuster efforts by telephone companies to get retroactive immunity from Congress for their seven years of helping the National Security Administration illegally wiretap the American people under Bush the Lesser. But when the bill came up in the Senate, you voted to end the filibuster and then voted to give the telcos retroactive immunity. Was your flip-flop based on political and moral cowardice, or are you a professor of Constitutional law who doesn't believe in the Fourth Amendment?

    March 11, 2011 at 4:44 am |
  528. eazyeh

    Why is it that none of those crooks who brought down the economy were put in prison and why they were able to keep the millions of dollars they made off the backs of the working poor, also, how is it that some of them can be appointed to the treasury and other offices

    March 11, 2011 at 4:46 am |
  529. John T.

    Mr. President, you promised us allot of things when you were running for office. I voted for you because of those promises. How much have you accomplished during your two and a half years being in office? Would those accomplishments vs. promises justify for a re-election?

    March 11, 2011 at 4:50 am |
  530. Denny Ray

    Will anybody ever go to jail for torture, outing a CIA agent, fraud on Wall Street or will we just forget about what happened during the bush administration so it can be repeated over and over?

    March 11, 2011 at 4:52 am |
  531. Partsixx

    I agree that no sitting president should get involved in state issues, unless it magnitudes into a national problem This is Walker's mess. Voters will deal with him shortly.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:54 am |
  532. Phil

    I would ask the President -

    Mr. President how are you holding up against the constant lies by people like Palin and Bachmann, and racist BS the right wing extremists and the patheticaly stupid Birthers are constantly bringing up?

    March 11, 2011 at 4:55 am |
    • dawg

      Wow, Phil, such a bold question! I see a great future for you in the American media.

      March 11, 2011 at 8:02 am |
    • Mark

      REAL tolerance Phil. Go kill an unborn baby, progressive tool.

      March 11, 2011 at 8:08 am |
  533. Chris

    Our problem is not that Mr. Obama is a democrat, or that some of you think he wasn't born here. We would be having the SAME ISSUES WITH MCCAIN. THE PROBLEM IS THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS RUN BY THE BANKS. HE IS A PUPPET, AS MCCAIN WOULD HAVE BEEN. Instead of being distracted by moronic issues spoon fed to us by the media, we need to focus on the guys who are sneaking in the back door and robbing us blind. THE MORE THEY PRINT THE LESS WE HAVE. Buy your precious metal now, because the dollar isn't going to be worth the paper it's printed on.

    March 11, 2011 at 4:56 am |
  534. Partsixx

    Birthers & tea baggers, do you REALLY want Palin as your President????

    March 11, 2011 at 4:59 am |
  535. teddy

    where will the revolution in Middle East, and North Africa end?................

    March 11, 2011 at 5:05 am |
  536. sarah

    Why are the people asking for more than what you Mr PRESIDENT HAVE IN YOUR CONTROL? Why dont you give more responsibility to the CONGRESS? UPGRADE YOUR MANAGEMENT AND TAKE BACK AMERICA. I BELIEVE YOU KNOW HOW TO DO THIS. THE PEOPLE THINK THEY DO A BETTER JOB. THEN GIVE IT TO THEM. I BET THINGS WOULD CHANGE.

    March 11, 2011 at 5:06 am |
  537. sakis pastras

    Isn't it time to think about a global ban for private fundings for politcal parties....its better that the tax payer financed it so corruption could be brought down a lot. sothat politics is again for all people and not only the happy few....
    Limited expanding power for banks, because the bigger they get the more dangerous they are. the crisis proofed this very clear!

    March 11, 2011 at 5:07 am |
  538. David

    Why is it that when I report a crimes my families have done against other people, incudling me, insurance fraud along with immigration fraud, attemp murder, false police report, and the US Embassies here in Europe. No one does a thing about it or care. I have the proof, witnesses, and nothing is done Mr. President. I am writing a book about my life, and I am from Luxembourg. Since no one wants to hear me out, maybe once my book is published people will start to listen to me. Like I said people seem too ignore this and this should be taken care of. I have emails and records a lot of things and nothing is being done. Please feel how I feel Mr. President.

    March 11, 2011 at 5:21 am |
  539. BigDtootall

    When are you going to put your comfortable marching shoes on and come walk with the people in Wisconsin?

    March 11, 2011 at 5:26 am |
  540. Lane

    Mr President, two questions:
    When will you stand with the middle class of this country and help relieve us of the country's tax burden by having the wealthy pay their fair share of the taxes?
    Why is the Untited States Congress allowed to have better pension plans and medical coverage than those they represent?

    March 11, 2011 at 5:26 am |
  541. *Jose Durand jr

    Are we really just goin to stand by while ghadafy in lybia kills all the freedom fighters?

    March 11, 2011 at 5:33 am |
  542. Lori

    When are we going to stop giving corporations more power than citizens?

    March 11, 2011 at 5:33 am |
    • qazqazqaz

      Lori, when are we going to stop taxing corporations as people? See how that works? I knew you would.

      March 11, 2011 at 10:45 am |
  543. Eyt

    What are the administrations plans on reducing American dependancy on foreign oil? What is the administration going to regarding further developement of mass transit? What is the government planning on doing with America's crumbling infrastructure?
    And what about the deficit? The economy is doing somewhat ok, but the deficit is spinning out of control?
    Would a pullout of Afghanistan be considered as a solution to the deficit? Even if the US "wins" the war in Afghanistan, what do do we gain? Afghanistan is still a failed state. It's not like they'll suddenly start buying US cars, computers and refrigerators.
    Is the President will to work with Republicans on the medicare issue in deciding what needs to be cut?

    March 11, 2011 at 5:34 am |
  544. Tink

    What happened to your "audacity", Mr. President?

    March 11, 2011 at 5:41 am |
  545. Rob

    Mr. President, what is your biggest regret in life and how does it affect you now?

    March 11, 2011 at 5:47 am |
  546. carol knight

    My question is. People like me and a lot of other people that get disability checks each month can barely live on what we get. We can't even afford to have an apartment, prescriptions, food. I only get $674.00 a month, please let us have an increase so we can live.

    March 11, 2011 at 5:51 am |
  547. Debra Marie

    Who are you? And what did you do with the Campaign Obama?
    I wonder if you go upstairs after work, unzip your skin to reveal
    George Bush II.
    From wanting to open up Virginia's coast line for drilling, to giving the wealthy and Corporations huge tax breaks, to the weak and lame health initiative where everyone is herded to private (greedy) insurance companies. I know that George Bush is living underneath that skin somewhere!

    March 11, 2011 at 6:00 am |
  548. Deborah

    I want to know why we did not join with other UN nations in condemning the immoral expansion of Israeli settlements on the West Bank. This is not about security. It's a land grab.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:06 am |
  549. Just Me

    Why would you let the price of gas go so high when the country is suffering already. Don't you know that the gas prices are what killed the auto industry and make the economy the way it is today.. ITs true.. With the price of fuel going up all the time this rises the price of EVERYTHING.. FOOD, PRODUCTS ect.. why? you ask ? this is due to the fact that everything has to get where it is going somehow. So the truckers have to buy fuel and it costs more so they charge the MFG more to get it to the target warehouse or wherever, Then target has to move it with their trucks so that fuel costs more so they up the prices to cover the fuel, then the workers at the stores have to get to work and need to be paid more money to compensate for the price rise of the product and the fuel so the stores have to raise the price to cover all of that..BUT employers are not paying more so this bankrupts the people that live in the usa that are not rich. MR PRESIDENT I URGE YOU TO CAP THE PRICE OF FUEL at $1.99 PER GALLON for ALL FUELS SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP THE AMERICAN CITIZEN.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:10 am |
  550. Janet

    I would ask President Obama not to run for president again!

    March 11, 2011 at 6:10 am |
  551. FubarObama

    Does he have his bags packed for his 2012 ouster?

    March 11, 2011 at 6:17 am |
  552. Justin Bates

    MR President, do you support the fact that Democrats and Republicans BOTH SUPPORTED going into IRAQ and then deomcrats turned tail and flamed republicans even to this day..............do u support and acknowledge that clinton even said we need to go to war with iraq? Sir?no dont walk out on me sir....wait..*door closes*

    March 11, 2011 at 6:19 am |
  553. Thomas Scarlett

    Mr. President, When are you going to ask the boys and girls of the congress and senate to take a pay cut and benefit reduction so that they are doing their fair share to help the budget shortfall, especially since all of us are going to buckle down further since that $20 an hour job is now $10 an hour and there isn't going to be any more help for us left when everyone strips all the public helps down to nothing? Also how do you guys plan on budgeting for the next session when all the income tax has been cut in half due to everyone taking a lower paying job just to get by?

    March 11, 2011 at 6:20 am |
  554. qazqazqaz

    Is the position what you expected, and does this account for your ability to look yourself in the mirror when you shave with regard to your statements about Guantanamo and recruiting more "terrorists"?

    Follow up: Why are you afraid of using the word terrorist?

    Thank you, Mr. Obama.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:23 am |
  555. Sees All Evil

    I would ask him if he's planning to run again even though no matter what good things he does or tries to do get met with some disgruntled faction (as heard from above blogs) pizzing and moaning about they're little e-peccadillos. Your all bitching who about Mr Obamas stand on Wisconsin, who the fk voted the rethugs back in? Not Mr Obama. As far as Lybia goes do we need to run in there when they dont want us there? Think about it.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:23 am |
    • FubarObama

      Let me make it clear for you left wing knuckleheads..we go after Ghadafi because it is the moral thing to do. The people of Libya demand it, they are fighting with stick and stones, he is fighting with artillery. Plus add the fact that he killed 200 Americans,and there is no reaso not to take out this dictator. This administration will go down as all talk and no action,face it, Obama was not prepared for this job, show him the door.

      March 11, 2011 at 6:38 am |
  556. Andre R. Newcomb

    Where is John Lennon? Is that why you are now always accompanied by police (Secret Service)? . . . and for the rest of your life? . . . essentially like prison guards? Who is the "it" that Johnny "had to let it go"? And the Beatles catalogue fell into the hands of Michael Jackson? Why so many reruns, Mr. President?

    March 11, 2011 at 6:23 am |
  557. Rob

    Mr. President, why are you being so nice to the republicans and the right?!

    March 11, 2011 at 6:24 am |
  558. Andre R. Newcomb

    TALK ABOUT GAS ATTACKS, Mr. President!?!?!!!!

    March 11, 2011 at 6:25 am |
  559. Jesse

    Why is always Kalispell Mt. Forgotten? If you must move forward sometimes ya go back.
    'JESSE'

    March 11, 2011 at 6:29 am |
  560. Shane Mayo

    If i could ask the President any question.... Mr. President why don't you sign an excutive order.. Mandating the GSA purchase ONLY light cars and light duty trucks that run on Natural Gas..(made in USA LP) starting 2011? Buses in DC run on clean , cheap Natural Gas.. why not the cars & light trucks that GSA buys for GOV use??

    March 11, 2011 at 6:30 am |
  561. Fixitnow

    The American people, whom the government serves, are doing the best with what they have and are cutting back drastically to save money and recover from the economic disaster. We are making sacrafices to recover. Why can't our government do the same? The federal government isn't "IT" The American people are, and we deserve so much more. The Banks are makeing obscene profits and the top execs are still making NFL sized salaries. What are you doing in Washinton for us?

    March 11, 2011 at 6:31 am |
  562. Shane Mayo

    Second question. Mr President. Did you know if we replace 33% of all cars and light trucks with diesel powered cars and trucks, the USA could stop buying crude oil from Saudi Arabia??
    True fact. The Green Car of the Year last year was a Audi A3 at over 40mpg on diesel.. and it will go over 120mph with same results.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:35 am |
  563. Chris

    Why are you letting Congress, Senate, etc. DESTROY our nation? When are you going to END foriegn aid to other countries and take care of the USA? When are you going to end the BS in Washington DC? Why are you letting Senate, Congress, etc. DESTROY the unions. When are you going to let Senate, Congress etc. take away what little freedom we have left and let the USA become the United States of Russia-that is what it is looking like is happening in Washington DC and accross this country.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:35 am |
  564. Starbeast

    Mr. President, the news anchors constantly report OBVIOUS funding cuts that make sense and some you support (including killing the 2nd F-35 engine by GE, ethanol support, oil company subsidies, mortgage deduction caps). Yet, the funding goes on costing billions of dollars. Why can't you do what's right for the country and NOT the lobbyists??? Even you it makes you a one term president, how do you want to be remembered?

    March 11, 2011 at 6:38 am |
  565. NoWay

    I would ask him how it feels to know that Hillary Clinton would have been a much better POTUS than him.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:38 am |
  566. robert

    I would ask him at what time in history does he think the American people decided that once they vote their civic duty is fulfilled. these days i hear a lot of whining about the poor job the presidents are doing while we the people do absolutely nothing. If you want change make it for yourselves.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:40 am |
  567. Ackman

    WHY do you spend MILLIONS of Dollars protecting your birth Cert. Does it say Caucasian or Kenya. Which is it.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:47 am |
  568. Lando Calrissian

    Mr. President:
    are you intentionally trying to destroy the American economy, or is it all just a mistake that you're destroying the American economy?

    March 11, 2011 at 6:49 am |
  569. Patricia Ann

    Dear Mr. President,
    I beg you to stop the budget cuts to community health centers. If these cuts are adopted, health centers like the one I work for will lose the ability to serve patients. This could affect 11 million people over the next year and 3.3 million patients could lose care within the next few months. Cutting community health centers will save NO money in the long run. The end result will be much higher health care costs to our overall system. These costs will be passed on to taxpayers. Cutting community health centers that give affordable primary and preventive health care in the middle of a recession will not solve our problems—in fact, it creates an even bigger crisis that the nation cannot afford.
    * The devastating $1.3 billion cut in H.R. 1 will mean that overall health centers will lose the capacity to serve 11 million patients in FY2011 alone.
    o Within months, 127 new health centers that have opened in the last year and a half thanks to Recovery Act or stimulus funds will have to CLOSE THEIR DOORS.
    o Well over 3.7 million patients who have received access to care in the last year and a half under the Recovery Act or stimulus New Access Point and Increased Demand for Services funding will LOSE ACCESS to care within months as a result of this cut.
    o This cut will not only halt the expansion of the cost-effective, high-quality and patient-directed health center model of care, it will have real, devastating and virtually immediate impacts on existing health centers and the communities and patients they serve – pregnant women, children, those without health insurance due to the recession and recent unemployment and people with HIV/AIDS to name a few – will literally be left with nowhere to turn.
    o Health centers will also be forced to lay off over 10,000 employees in the rural and urban under served communities where they are located.
    o This proposed cut comes at a time when states have to cut $89 million in financial support to health centers due to their budgetary crises.

    Please act fast Mr. President, do not let these health centers close...

    March 11, 2011 at 6:50 am |
    • Patricia Ann

      Please see the attached video Mr. President
      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeoF-MCKQBY&w=640&h=360]

      March 11, 2011 at 8:10 am |
      • ObamaSux1

        Nice video and you stated some fact yet you left out the most important one, if it isn't cut who has to pay for it? When the Dems say free healthcare just think for one minute if healthcare is so expensive howcan it be free who pays for it? Look Patricia Ann I feel your pain but you can't ask the hard working american people to pay for Illegal alien healthcare or give handouts to lazy people, ask to help legal immigrants and those trying to help themselves and you will see the generous acts of many there to lend a helping hand, with healthcare and anything else that is needed but no free rides.

        March 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
  570. Ackman

    If you have appologized to every nation in the world for the US why do you keep sticking our nose in other countries business and trying to BULLING THEM?

    March 11, 2011 at 6:50 am |
  571. Joseph R. Blasch

    Mr. President:
    I am a retired senior citizen. My question for you sir: You have taken steps to freeze wages of government workers, why haven't you suggested that Congress and their staff also take wage freezes? That would be one way to help our econom and a sign to the public that government is willing to do it's share.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:53 am |
  572. James

    I would ask him why he hasn't had anything to say about the battle for workers rights going on in Wisconsin and other states.

    March 11, 2011 at 6:53 am |
  573. David dickenson

    Hey mr obuma why in gods name was the first thing you did was break alliance with israel? Read your bible you say you are a christian then you should know that anyone against israel is against god. Thats hypocritical. Now if god dont judge the us then he has to apologize to soddom and gamora

    March 11, 2011 at 6:54 am |
  574. Sanford merrill

    Many Americans misunderstand
    the government budget. Expense
    and expenditures are not the
    same amounts. Revenues and
    cash receipts, likewise are not
    the same. The deficit appears
    to arise out of delayed payments
    due the federal government.
    If everybody living in America
    died, how much of a surplus
    of wealth would be left?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:03 am |
  575. Patrick

    China posts an overall trade deficit in February. Does President Obama think that RMB is undervalued?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:05 am |
  576. Clenched Butt Cheeks

    Mr. President, which conservative do you see defeating you in 2012?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:05 am |
  577. J Harp

    What is the next major step in decreasing our oil dependency and when will that step be taken?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:05 am |
  578. Robert Landon

    I would like to know why Obama is hiding his long form birth certificate and school papers including passports? Anyone that has to hide something like this should be questioned as to their eligibility. TRANSPARENCY!

    March 11, 2011 at 7:07 am |
  579. J Harp

    America has some of the lowest gas prices in the world, especially when compared with Europe. Do you expect that to remain a fact or will our prices slowly rise to match other 1st world countries?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:09 am |
  580. Travis

    Id ask him why he didn't do what he said he was going too... He did say he was going to get us out of iraq but he didn't tell us he was just going to move them 1,000 feet over to the next country...
    I would love to know how things would have turned out if we had gotten out of that mess and beefed up border protection and then made cuts on unnecessary spending and tried to treat the budget in a serious manner.

    Its very sad how there spending money...Also stand up for unions????? There a big part of the problem (ask GM and other companies what broke them)

    March 11, 2011 at 7:10 am |
  581. Bevans

    Why do I need to pay higher and higher taxes and get less and less out of it? I have had enough of paying for everyone else and yet you and your party continue to take more out of me and my family. When will you have enough of my money for your spending habits????

    March 11, 2011 at 7:10 am |
  582. Anslinger

    The american people want legalized marijuana. Open this avenue of treatment for those who can benifit from it. Make it fully legal, not just a memo to not prosecute.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:11 am |
  583. Johnny

    Dont blame Mr Obama,the ones that voted for the republicans are to blame! When are you going to see that the republicans are not your friends!!

    March 11, 2011 at 7:12 am |
  584. TRANS TECH

    I think that we as a country currently have our perverberial hands full with the fighting an paying for two unjustified wars sttarted by the previous admin. let get out of these current wars before we go nation buliding in another counrty's problems . at the ame time i am sorry for the current situation that the lybian people find themselves in perhaps we should support the rebels in libyn with miltary backing with guns an amno an other wepons to defend themselves with but to not to intervene at this time let get out of iraq first thank you

    March 11, 2011 at 7:13 am |
  585. Yahump

    Why have you spent 2 months of your presidency on the golf course while the country is at war, in a recession, and in a severe debt crisis? Don't you think there is a better way to spend taxpayers dollars?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:15 am |
  586. ExArmy

    I would as the Commander in Chief of our troops "Can I see your birth certificate"?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:16 am |
  587. Biff

    Given rising oil prices, a sluggish economy and continuing environmental concerns, why aren't we following Germany's lead and developing a national program to place solar panels on any available business or home? This, coupled with fuel cell vehicles, could generate jobs, make the U.S. energy independent and have a serious positive environmental impact.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:18 am |
  588. Betty Hair

    Like the lady said, "I'm exhausted for defending you". When are you going to CHANGE things?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:18 am |
  589. Janet

    Where's your official birth certificate?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:20 am |
  590. Don't Bother

    Mr President:

    Where where you born, exactly? And why is it such a secret?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:20 am |
  591. xavier Baudet

    Do you agree that your personal popularity makes America safer, because fewer people hate America than under the previous administration?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:20 am |
  592. tom p

    I would ask him to resign ASAP.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:21 am |
  593. Concerned About Education

    I would ask President Obama how he can advocate for improving education while states are creating budget cuts that will decimate schools. As districts cut programs and teachers children in "high needs" areas will NOT continue to receive the EQUAL education guaranteed them. Instead they are facing cuts to funding that will leave them behind their peers in more affluent areas. The inequity in what is happening to children, while millionaires receive tax breaks, is horrific.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:22 am |
  594. Reddog

    I would ask the President why food and gas prices are not included in the Consumer Price Index. The cost of living continues to rise while my monthly Civil Service Retirement pension (for 35 years of service to this country) has been reduced. Meanwhile, the rich continue to get tax breaks.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:22 am |
  595. Tom in IN

    Why does Government seem to be doing everything in its power to prevent parents from choosing what school to send their children to?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:24 am |
  596. Rene

    I would ask, why would you promise to take all of our soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan and give a date. When everyone should know that we will always have some Military there. Just remember Japan, Germany and Korea we are still and always be tied to those countries. Probably another question I would ask is why our Military is rotated in Iraq and Afghanistan more than five tours. One answer is because the recruiting is not meeting the numbers to keep that from happening. But why would young man and women want to join, to end up like our young men and women serving now. Do you know how traumatized they come back home after each deployment? Our Military, is having a hard time coping with life after combat, and the means to help is not there for them and their Families.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:24 am |
  597. Bob Poshedley

    Mr. President,
    Can you give Oprah a call and ask her to give a talk at my church? Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Cleveland Ohio. We're trying to raise funds to maintain this magnificent building at the heart of Cleveland.
    Anytime that's good for her is good for us!
    Thank you.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:25 am |
  598. chris

    Why are you such a spaz?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:27 am |
  599. Mary

    I would ask him to please leave the country for good.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:29 am |
  600. Paul Lytle

    Who is the SON OF GOD?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:31 am |
    • Bill

      All of us are...even jerks like you!

      March 11, 2011 at 7:52 am |
    • Russell

      We all are the sons and daughters of GOD!

      March 11, 2011 at 9:30 am |
  601. Sebastian Kent - Carlsbad

    Libya is not our fight, it must be owned by the people there. We are ill prepared for a 3rd "war" because of Bush, Rumsfeld, McCain, etec. warmongering under false pretenses in Iraq & Afghanistan.

    Through leadership, when he took office, President Obama sowed the seeds of freedoom that have taken hold in Egypt & Tunisia and led to RELATIVELY "bloodless" regime change with no outlay ofthe American taxpayer`s money. KUDOS for that!

    Al queda has been denied a propaganda victory [a recruiting windfall] because of our foreign policy. The key to a "no fly zone" in Libya? A plea from the ARAB Union and the Org of African States + British & French Eurofighters to fly the patrols.

    Our interests are best served by an Energy Policy that gets us off oil altogether and on CLEAN, RENEWABLE, EXPORTABLE energy power and products

    Mr. President, whats the plan here? The end state, the timetable, the intermediate MILESTONES, the hurdles, the resources, the schedule – – to FREE America from the foriegn policy, military, environmental and ECONOMIC [inflation] risks associated with PETROLEUM?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:31 am |
  602. sumday

    I would ask him if the banks lend money to someone and they don't pay the banks, but a collection is taken up to cover the lose of the banks- how then can the banks still claim that a person owes them anything when they were paid for their lose- and does he think or feel this is double dipping where the banks loan out say 100 dollars and are then paid back that 100 dollars by another person solely to cover the banks lose then how do they still say so n so still owes them 100 dollars when they were already paid that 100 dollars back- or what is possiblely stopping this from happening again? cause it sounds like a sweet deal- I loan money out- if it's not paid a collection will be taken up and I'll get all the money I loaned out back PLUS still get to charge the client for the money they borrowed. How can the public trust either bank or government after this?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:34 am |
  603. Chris

    Would you please resign?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:35 am |
  604. benjamin franklin

    why do you deny the threat of radical islam? why do you not declare unyielding support for iranian protesters? why do you not see that 95% percent of worldwide terrorism is funded or influenced by the mullahs in iran? are you afraid of the iranian regime? do you agree that with the mullahs gone from power in iran their would be real peace in the middle east.
    answer any of these questions. can you stand by your promise to "change the world" and bring about democracy in iran. this should be the single most important foreign policy issue of your presidency. no other country is as destablizing ; libya, egypt, tunisia. IRAN is the key. democracy there needs to be the endgame. everything else is just dodging the real issues and myself and many other blue blooded american patriots see through your evasiveness to confront this truly "world changing" task. make me proud mr president, but i doubt that will happen.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:36 am |
  605. tech_guy

    Why do you lie every time you open your mouth?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:36 am |
  606. jan

    mr.president
    i believe you are a good man,and i know we are not the boss of the world.,i only wish you would stand up to the media,and repubs......no good deed goes unpunished....but you are doing a good job..just need to be a little more assertive.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:38 am |
  607. David

    Why the government gives states millions of dollars each year in exchange for child support collections. Most people don't know that state child support agencies collect money from non-custodial parents to pay support, then show the amount to the government in order to get federal funding. The states use this funding to keep their agencies operating, but are allowed to use millions of excess funding on anything they want; like schools, prisions, roads,and even pay raises for employees. Not surprising is that attorneys and judges assigned to title IV agencies get paid very well through this funding. Politicians won't touch the issue because it would reduce the amount of money coming into the state. In reality, people obligated to pay support should do so through the court just like they do when paying traffic tickets. Imagine all the federal tax dollars that could really be saved. Of course, the supporters of these collection agencies will claim the children will suffer if they don't exist. But, they won't admit to how much money they receive for their services. It's a corrupt practice that was sponsered by the legal profession as a means to increase their own wealth. Question: Should the taxpayers be responsible for funding agencies to ensure people pay child support? Hell no!

    March 11, 2011 at 7:39 am |
  608. Mike G

    I became a US citizen 5 years ago with the only hope to vote democrat. As a well educated, atheist,liberal nyorker I feel it's my responsability to be a democrat, now, in the coming elections, I'll vote for the first time. Your stand on Lybia totally lost me, if Gadhafi does prevel (as it seems he's about to), what would be your justification to bring me back and vote for you?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:39 am |
  609. Sick and Tired

    Dont you get tired of all these complaining dont have a real clue people asking
    you so many questions.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:40 am |
  610. Kevin

    When are you leaving?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:41 am |
  611. jerry

    Why, as our leader will you not stand up for the American Tax payer , why in the world are public employees able to be unionized in the first place, it slaps the tax payer right in the face, ya the ones paying them. The American tax payers finally had a small victory in Wisconsin and where are you to congratulate the American tax payer, where I ask!!
    Public employees should NEVER, and I mean NEVER be allowed to unionize, it's the great recipe for disaster!!

    March 11, 2011 at 7:41 am |
  612. hilroy

    We look at some unamed individuals,reporters, and news organizations who continue to show you disrespect by not addressing you as president Obama? When we reviewed past print,TV,radio, and related panels, it was always president Bush or President Clinton. Do you think it is racial?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:44 am |
  613. gerbilofdoom2

    When President Obama was here visiting the troops in South Korea I asked, as he was walking out of the gymnasium, what was his Xbox gamer tag. He just smiled and pointed at me.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:44 am |
  614. Al Harris

    Can't stand this dude right now. He makes a speech in Cairo, people rise up for their freedom in Libya, he sits on his hands and will not help. He is constantly sitting on the fence and waiting to see how things pan out. That's not leadership. He is so afraid to make a mistake. He makes us look weak an indecisive. Nice guy, probably but not a leader. I am African American and I could not possibly bring myself to vote for him again. He has not re-earned my vote.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:44 am |
  615. Susan Atkins

    Why aren't we tapping into our oil reserves here in the US? The gas prices are terrible. Can't something be done? Maybe if we stopped paying the high price of imported oil, by using US oil, they would stop gouging us on the price per barrell. This is rediculous.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:45 am |
  616. jerry

    When the employee is doing much, much better than their employer, how long can that be sustained?
    The public workers are doing much better than the ones paying the bills, the private sector!!

    March 11, 2011 at 7:45 am |
  617. Troy Camplin

    I would ask him, "What makes you think you can make any sort of decisions about the economy, including regulations, when you have no actual understanding of how the economy actually works?"

    March 11, 2011 at 7:45 am |
  618. PEDRO

    Why can't the US use the oil reserves instead of getting shafted by the ridiculous prices from the Middle East???

    March 11, 2011 at 7:46 am |
  619. Michael Hayes

    Mr. President, after the near melt down of the economy, you and others talked about programs for alternative energy sources, reducing our independence on oil. Now that the immediate threat has diminished, there is no longer talk of alternative energy, and we are just as dependent on oil. Mr. President, there was a lot of talk and no action, and we keep on having oil related economic trauma.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:46 am |
  620. shaun pyle

    Mr. President, why do you constantly lie and break every promise you have made to us?

    You promised to bring our troops home and end the Iraqi occupation if elected. = lie
    You promised to close Gitmo, even signed an order. = lie
    Healthcare debates would be broadcast on CSPAN, not back room deals. = lie
    You promised to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. = Lie (read the actual order he signed it is not repealed!)
    You promised not to fill your staff with lobbyists and the same people that caused the financial crisis = lie (that's ALL you've done)
    Allow 5 days of public comment before signing a bill by posting them online. = lie
    You said you wouldn't force Americans to buy insurance = LIE!!!
    You said you'd end earmarks = Lie
    You said you'd CUT spending = LIE LIE LIE!

    I suppose it doesn't matter much since the slaves still sing your praises, blindly following along with the media's tales of all you've accomplished. Nobody remembers, cares or follows up on what you've done or promised to do. You go right along with Bernanke in devaluing the dollar causing our prices of living to go up from food, energy and gas.

    So Mr. President, is it your mission to simply destroy our country? In that case, you're doing great!

    March 11, 2011 at 7:47 am |
  621. A Kickin` Donkey

    We fought two enemies, Germany & Japan in WORLD WAR II and the fight was over in 4 years.

    Why are we going on 9 YEARS in Iraq & Afghanistan when the enemy is weaker?

    Why are will still spending $4 keeping US troops in Europe(Germany, Italy), Japan, Korea (for 60 YEARS+). Why can` we EVER kill off a military excursion instead of having them bleed the treasury??

    March 11, 2011 at 7:47 am |
  622. bob smith

    I would ask him if he could imagine himself as a greater failure.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:47 am |
  623. Troy Pennell

    I'd ask him how he is doing? I think only a couple of presidents in history have been through the magnitude of issues he has. Maybe not the individual severity but certainly he's made up in volume. He's been trying to correct our problems ,and they are our problems, with no matter what action he tries some group is yelling and telling him he's wrong. I feel badly for him because I believe in what he has been trying to do and the public has let him down. So I would ask him how he is doing I think we have an empathetic president and we are an overwhelming bunch.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:47 am |
  624. Tommy

    My questions concerns the job loses here in America. I am a government employee and from what I here the government is going to close down next Friday, if a budget is not accepted. There are certain departments of the government that will remain open (makes since), however there are many that are not. The reason for the shut down is to "save money." My question is why is congress not shutting down? Congress doesen't do anything for the people but cause problems. You have been trying to get a budget for 8 months now, what is going on? Would shuttig down Congress not save millions of dollars? Congress makes a lot more money (for doing nothing) than the rest of the nation that is actually earning there money (for the most part)?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:48 am |
  625. Victor Rosales

    obama you have disapointed me but stilllllll!!!!!!! GoD BLESS everyone !!!!!!

    March 11, 2011 at 7:48 am |
  626. Mr. A

    How do you plan to help states like Indiana and Wisconsin rebuild their educational systems when large numbers of teacher leave the state and how do you plan on encouraging young people to become teachers in an environment so hostile towards this profession?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:48 am |
  627. jerry

    Why has your administration ignited racism all over again?
    Why has your administration divided the country like we haven't seen in almost six generations?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:48 am |
  628. Kevin Stahl

    I heard that GM just gave huge bonuses to many of their employees. Did they pay back all the money that was lent to them in the first place? Please tell me yes.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:48 am |
  629. An American Citizen

    Mr. President, end all of the controversy and release your Birth Certificate to the public. If you have nothing to hide, then why haven't you presented your place of birth to the Nation?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:48 am |
  630. Tina Okrasinski-Smith

    I would say a big Thank You to our President and First Lady Michelle for bringing attention to bulling affecting our youth. We had the experience right here in our small community that drove a beautiful girl named Britt to take her life..feeling like she had nowhere else to go. At her candle lit vigil...a baseball field where she loved to play softball..candles..pictures of her throughout her short life...tears and memories filled the dark on that very still night. Selling teeshirts with her picture and a message about bulling was being used to pay for her funeral expenses. As a mom myself I was so broken by this story...my 13 year old daughter is now so aware of something she never thought would affect her...and so like all children bind togther to help try to stop this cruel act on each other. I keep you in my prayers Mr. President you have the toughest job of all and have to deal with so much in our world today. Thank you for brining attention to a problem that is long over due. Sincerely, Christine Smith

    March 11, 2011 at 7:49 am |
  631. b.m.c.

    With so many people in crisis, going hungry, loosing their houses, etc. How long can this go on before the population as a whole start chanting "Revolution!"??!

    All the fat cats at the top getting stinking rich, our law makers included. When is our government going to do something for the people that make our economy prosper.

    I can scarcely afford to go to work. Gas is too high.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:50 am |
  632. yard

    Why has NO ONE from wall street, the banks and the financial institutions gone to jail yet for the financial fraud that brought the economy down with massive jobs losses, ruined lives, people lossing their homes and children plunged into poverty due to their parents ruined financial situation ? Isn't this a direlection of your duty to the america people that no one has been held accountable 2-3yrs after the massive fraud ?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:52 am |
  633. urbansprall

    042-68-4425? When will you be resigning your office because you are the biggest fraud in the history of the world?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:55 am |
  634. jerry

    Mr. President I voted for you, but this is not what we as voters were voting for, massive out of control spending, the rebirth of racism, a divisiveness in this country like we have never witnessed, no effort to bring jobs back to the middle class, and gas prices completely out of control. Americans are tired of big oil in the pockets of our Democrat leaders, are you aware that many of your voters are very disenfranchised?

    March 11, 2011 at 7:56 am |
  635. Jim

    Why do you hate America. Why are you trying to ruin the United States

    March 11, 2011 at 7:57 am |
    • Bob

      Obam has a plan, he is out to break the United States and turn the country into a marxist gov.

      March 11, 2011 at 8:08 am |
  636. William

    Why have you sold out to the system, you have watered down what little of what you promised when electioneering because of the pressure of special interest groups. Why not use the power of the TV and take a phone in once a month from the citizen's of this country and end it with a vote on subjects covered. The voice of the people is being ignored in all the bickering in Washington You personally need to get in contact with the people of this country and LISTEN!!!

    March 11, 2011 at 7:58 am |
  637. jill

    I would ask why he does not point out that mandatory insurance is in place for things other than Health... and it is not considered Unconstitutional. There are even severe penalties for not carrying something like auto insurance & motorcycle insurance in many states even when the vehicle is fully owned. If one is unconstitutional isn't the other? I was a longtime republican. Was being the operative word, until I became ashamed of the way the party is behaving. If it seems like it's the idea of President Obama or the democratic party, then it's a bad idea...even if it is a good thing for America. It's been blatant. Heck when President Bush was here in Florida he complained about out road, President Obama wants to help and it's a fiscally unsound.. Who does everyone think left President Obama this finacial mess? It didn't happen overnight. He inherited the jobloss, he didn't create it. He inherited the deficit he didn't create it. He inherited the high cost of living and high cost of Health care..HE DID NOT CREATE IT. He has had sound plans, but because he is President Obama.. he is the republican (who created these issues) scapegoat. Let the Man do what he told the public he would do. Let him do what we voted for him to do. Democrates, independents and NON tea party right wing Republicans UNITE!

    March 11, 2011 at 7:58 am |
  638. Raja E Naidu

    Dear President,
    I wish to see all the country in the globe similarly to Losangels (America) can you make it before your lifeterm?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:00 am |
  639. jerry

    Mr. President where are you on all the big issues around the world, you have been silent on most or all of the issues facing the peoples of the world, are you in command of the issues or do you not understand your place as the leader of the most powerful country on earth?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:00 am |
  640. WhoIsManning

    What is your opinion of Bradly Manning's detainment and abuse?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:00 am |
  641. sixto pavicich

    What do u now now as a President that shock you,regarding UFOs?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:00 am |
  642. Anthony

    This is a little off topic but to me it seems that even CNN is being a little dimissive of the Presidents title. This article should be called "What would you ask PRESIDENT Obama" I find that people used to say president bush more than they said Bush.........its disrespectful and almost seems like you don't consider his title, ask yourself why you can't call him President every time as his title states. Just like Dr. Sanjay Gupta is not just Gupta

    March 11, 2011 at 8:01 am |
    • ShepherdCNN

      "What question would you ask the president" is how I phrased the question.

      March 11, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  643. teremist

    I would like to ask the Imposter in Chief, how is it that he can send BILLIONS to PAKISTAN< EGYPT< ISRAEL, but can not give those in AMERICA at the bottom of social security, ANY increase for over 2 years? AT least give the bottom 5% a raise! They would have to have a 100% increase, just to move up to poverty level. Of course, this is the man that threw his grandmother and aunt under the bus, so I doubt he cares about widows and invalids.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:01 am |
  644. Bruce

    I worked on and gave money to your campaign. You were in office two weeks when an expense bill came to you filled with earmarks which you said you would approve "but we'll get them next time". Here's my question, when is next time?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:01 am |
  645. Most Americans

    Dear Mr. President,
    If the economy is supposedly improving, but is it that the States seem to be imploding and local crisis by state and county increasing. States are almost bankrupt and have started cutting jobs and targeting education and other supposed National priorities.
    The fact of the matter is that if the economy is improving, it is only improving for the top 10% of the country. The other 90% of us see no hope and things only getting worse. The price of gas alone throws 65% of the population into their own fiscal crisis. I make good money and still struggle to support my family. It is a daily struggle.
    What do you say to the other 90% of the country like us......?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:02 am |
  646. An Old Valley Girl

    Why can't we tap into the oil in the United States, instead of being dependent on foreign oil? Why can't you by-pass the environmentalists and use our domestic oil?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:03 am |
  647. Boogaloo Blonde

    Were you ever formally threatened with death by the Right Wing? They seem to have you shaking in your boots. Are you here to serve the people...or to show the world how the Repubs have you by the onions by controlling your agenda?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:03 am |
  648. Pablo Jalbear

    I would ask the President....very politely.....to .....RESIGN!

    March 11, 2011 at 8:04 am |
  649. Michael Jones

    What can I do to help Mr. President?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:04 am |
  650. Fred

    Why would you Want to get the job of President with no experience in leadership?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:05 am |
  651. Marc

    Why did you not close Guantamo Bay Detention Center? Why are we still in Iraq? Why are we still in Afghanistan? Why are we sending money to these countries while our own country is crumbling? Why did banks get bailouts and education get the blame? Why did the man who ran as the antidote to GW Bush become GW Bush?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:05 am |
  652. KatR

    Mr. President,

    Tell us how to engage in civil discourse with SOME of our fellow citizens who hate you. You and I both know, as do MANY Americans, that only 38% of the electorate voted in the Nov election. The majority of that SMALL portion of the electorate hate you. And some of the comments on this board reflect the hatred that SOME Americans have. How do maintain civility with this small, hateful group of Americans? How do we stop the hate?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:06 am |
  653. dawg

    Mr. President,

    How can you be the leader of the self-professed protector of human rights around the world, while you, as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces are directly responsible for the imprisonment and torture of Bradley Manning, who as yet is not even proven guilty of a crime, and may well be a hero in the pattern of Daniel Ellsburg?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:06 am |
  654. troy mclure

    Why wont he simply release his long form birth certificate. If there is not issue why hide the form?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:06 am |
  655. Aaron

    Why is marijuana STILL illegal and people are STILL getting sent to prison for it.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:07 am |
  656. Mark

    Why will you NOT stand up against Islam, call it the CULT it is, and take the war to Mecca?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:07 am |
  657. Fred

    We can still be a police state if we could go in tear down the place and let them rebuild their own country. Next time they would think before they did something.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:07 am |
  658. Patricia Ann

    Dear Mr. President,
    Governor Mitch Daniels and his friends in the legislature spent the last two elections talking about the need to create jobs here in Indiana. But instead of getting to work helping the middle class, they've begun attacking working families.
    They've taken thousands of dollars in contributions from CEOs, big business, and out-of-state corporate interests and now they're doing their bidding. Already, Gov. Daniels has said he supports an effort to silence police, fire fighters, nurses, teachers, and other working Hoosiers. His friends in the legislature voted to lower the minimum wage, denied benefits to unemployed, and leased the rights to the Indiana Toll Road to foreign investors. All while supporting tax breaks to the CEOs and corporate interests that got them elected.

    It's time for the politicians to stop the attacks and focus on creating jobs and helping middle class Hoosier families. Please view the video attached.
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcKwNazkFlA&w=640&h=360]

    March 11, 2011 at 8:08 am |
  659. dcphony

    When will you take steps to reform trade laws and end the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:10 am |
  660. CK

    My question? I only get one?

    My question for Obama is the same one that I would ask any corrupt president: Why?

    Why have you chosen this path? Why have you chosen to turn your head the other way about real issues? Why don't you stand up for what is right? Why do you continue to spend billions on killing people for our "safety" instead of educating us so that we don't have to? Why don't you tell the world we are done with fossil fuels, and make the jump to one of the many other resources for energy?

    So, all that being said ... If you wanted to change, and I mean REAL change, it would have happened already. You are nothing more than a puppet sales man for the status quo. I wish just once that we could have a president with enough balls to stop this insanity. Just once.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:10 am |
  661. Robert IV

    When most of us vote for u we thought u were goin to help middle class. What happened to thar? When we got rid of the last president we didn't think we would 3.50 to 4.00 gas what ru r lining your pockets now. If gas keeps going up a lot of us can't even aford to get to work. Why does fuel dictate everything. When I was growing up we had earthquakes, hurricanes and lots of natural diastersgas did't go up then. Why noe

    March 11, 2011 at 8:10 am |
  662. Jim

    Why did you not post my comment, You only post the ones you agree with? Oh CNN Loves Obam!

    March 11, 2011 at 8:11 am |
  663. CoquiQueen

    My concern is with the erosion of worker rights in Wisconsin. This chain of events will affect every other state and we need to protect our civil liberties and the american dream at all costs.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:16 am |
  664. kmd-57

    Why would you even think about cutting Community based programs such as Workforce Investment when our recovery is so tentative and fragile? I am employed now after having been laid off for over two years, and I know I would not have the job I have now without the help of the Workforce investment Act and Community Action.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:17 am |
  665. Betty H.

    I would like to know why is this country cutting Education short on funding. Every republican and democrate say that education is important to them but all I see is cuts for education through out this country from the federal level down to the state level. Our children are our tomorrow.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:17 am |
  666. Josh Caterson

    Mr President, stand up for the middle class and stop what is going on across the nation with the GOP attacking civilians. You took a oath to protect against all enemies foreign AND domestic! We call on you now to uphold that oath and stop the GOP. In 2012, the 50% of Dems that did no't show up in 2010 but voted in 2008, will be there for you and we will fire the GOP across this great nation and we will elect you once again but only if you uphold your part of the deal.

    On another topic, it's high time to legalize Marijuana across the Nation and to have another look at the Schedules and/or eliminate them altogether. We, as Americans, will send submarines to the bottom of the Ocean to find a sea sponge hoping it'll cure cancer, but we are not allowed to study cannabis? Alcohol and tobacco are legal but not cannabis? It's high time to end ALL prohibition on cannabis across the board. LEGALIZE IT NOW!!!

    March 11, 2011 at 8:18 am |
  667. Ann

    When are we going to focus on the hungry, homeless and overall people that need help right here in the US? Shouldn't that be our priority. 60 minutes ran a special ...there are now 16million children homeless in the US due to the economy up from 14 million two years ago. How is that ok and why are we always more concerned about helping other countries. Seems to me if we start here first and get our own country back on top then won't we be in better shape to help other countries later? Bailout money that went to banks....who did they help...where are those people...I witnessed a few friends set up modification programs and stayed on them for as required..never missed a payment only to have the rug yanked out from under them and told they no longer qualify. They are on the street and the house sits empty. And before all you radical people start preaching they were in loans they couldn't afford...not the case here...husband lost his job...could happen to any one of on even given day....just sayin....

    March 11, 2011 at 8:19 am |
  668. Easy Peasy

    I would ask Obama why we're not acting to support the Libyans who are fighting for freedom? If we don't support the efforts of the people in the region it will only hurt us in the long run. They'll say "where was the US when we fought for our freedom and democracy? and lost."

    March 11, 2011 at 8:20 am |
  669. Waiting for hope

    WHY
    Have you NOT closed Gitmo.
    As a lawyer why have you given up on the basic structure of the U.S. justice system to bring any people to trial under the "innocent until PROVEN guilty" construct?
    Have you not brought to trial Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Rumsfeld, Ms. Rice, Mr Yoo, Mr, Addington, and Mr. Rove and others for the self-admitted CONSPIRACY to commit treason? They have admitted they violated their oaths of office, ergo they have committed treason. WHY, WHY, WHY????
    I cannot beleive in you, if you do not beleive in the core structure of what you and others are supposedly swearing to uphold.
    Are you willing to continue the charade of the Federal Reserve?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:21 am |
  670. Josh

    I would simply ask the president: "Mr. President, how do you do it?" Or better yet, "How do you pull yourself out of bed in the morning with literally the weight of the world on you?" I mean between dealing with the economy, the wars, Libya, Wisconsin, the Republicans doing everything they can to make sure he's a one termer, and NOW he's got this tsunami to deal with! That's a lot for one dude to deal with!

    March 11, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  671. Dr. Chester Grice

    Mr. President what can the Executive Office do to stop the speculating on wall Street regarding oil prices? Two, when are we going to investigate and prosecute if necessary, those responsible on Wall Street for our overall economic plight.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  672. Erick

    I would ask why his lying, hateful party supports policies that are collapsing the US. Policies just like this:

    Because of the insane union contracts in Wisconsin, one Madison bus driver, John E. Nelson, was able to make $159,000 in 2009 - about $100,000 of which in overtime pay. A bus driver making $159,000 off the American tax payer is criminal. Only the Democratic party would be so stupid as to force the American people to pay $159,000 for a job that requires 0 skill set.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  673. Barry G

    WHY?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:23 am |
  674. Ralph

    Why has the federal law enforcement and court systems refused to take action to compel State of New Hampshire court officials and others to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when the Brentwood Family Court unconstitutionally used my son's African American race and skin color to determine where he should live and go to school and the NH Supreme Court Justices affirmed the decision without providing an opinion? What happened to the law, rule of law and Equal Protection Clause. Palmore v. Sidoti and Brown v. Board of Ed specifically prohibit the use of race in child custody determinations and education respectively. Title IV and VI also prohibit discrimination in education and federally funded programs.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:23 am |
  675. stephen burdett

    Why is there no leader of our country? It seems to me as if everyone is too concerned with saving face. At this point things are too important to be left up to the politicans. So will the politicans follow or lead?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:26 am |
  676. derf

    I'm not for much brains but why are you or your superiors worried about other countries when in america the government has became more corrupt and passed more illegal laws. Would usa government reform be out of the question since less then 25 percent of all politicions follow the. Laws yet all polititions are those who decide to go to war somewhere else. Should that not be asked of the people all the people of america since its their sons and daughters or die. Just one of the hundred questions for the president I kept it simple

    March 11, 2011 at 8:28 am |
  677. A Kickin` Donkey

    Where is America`s nonOpetroleum based SOLUTION to our ENERGY problem? Where is that clear, detailed, time-base, milestone-driven plan that is the US ENERGY POLICY?

    Clean, renewable energy = less wars, less military risk & spending, less toxins in our bodies, no more getting sucked in to petro-political events and MORE American JOBS!

    March 11, 2011 at 8:29 am |
  678. Darrett Sterling

    How are you doing Mr. President, I do not have any questions, I just want to thank you for being the President, It’s not an easy job. But you are doing it with style & class. A great many people of the United States wants instance results, I for one know it’s take time to undo what other have done. Take your time Mr. President & hopefully your administration will undo all the mess the prior administration left you to deal with even if it take a 2nd term. You have my vote.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:33 am |
  679. Russell

    Mr. President,

    I have one question to ask. Why are "WE" US Military Veterans being treated so unfairly. If you are not sure what i'm talking abot. Please give me a call.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:34 am |
  680. Tina

    I would ask Him, When did taking Vacations a Priority when you are trying to run a country that Has NO JOBS! NO AID for our OWN people? Why are the Troops still getting deployed to Iraq, When You said you would bring them HOME! And Why Would you send a video greeting from Hawaii, to the US Men and Women that are in a Ware Zone to Wish them a Merry Christmas?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:36 am |
  681. Zac Bonesz

    Why dont you enforce the immigration laws we have in place. (the job of the executive branch). Why isn't English our national language? Two small changes that could bring back America.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:36 am |
    • Jason

      Sending the immigrants back to Mexico would be like shipping them to Libya prior to the uprising. I suppose having some compassion during these dark days is too much to ask. I recommend embrasing -humanity- rather than a nationstate.
      This world has far larger problems than illegal immigration.

      These people fled a country where the rule of illegal drugs is the law, in hopes of having a better life. We didn't enforce our laws from the onset therefore the gates were open in the minds of many immigrants. So the question should be asked and answered, "why didn't we address the problem in the beginning, before the flood gates opened?". I'd be willing to bet the answer somehow involves politics while available resources comes in a close second.

      Just another example of poor decision making by those in charge, leading to larger problems. The snowball effect in action. We couldn't afford to hire government workers to process applications in under 5 years(or whatever the turnaround time is), because the funds weren't there. A mantra we hear a lot these days... the funds aren't there. So, if the funds weren't there to process applications quickly, what makes you think the funds are there now to kick millions of people out of the country, or even process their papers now. All that said, this doesn't even touch on the real reason nothing was done... politics. Power hungry, career politicians are to blame... on both sides of the isle.

      March 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
  682. Sammy

    Dear Mr. President, I was just old enough to vote when Regan was voted in. He was there for eight years, It took Cnton about two years to clean up his economic mess,and set us straight again. How long are we to wait for you, and what do I tell my baby when we get foreclosed on, and have no place to live. GM' s gone where do I get a job when the whole city counted on them to employ us, where do we go? what do we do. They lay off the police officers, and I wake up every day to the news of another killing. Frefighters also, and we have arson fires killing our children what do I now?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:36 am |
    • NoWay

      Move and take responsibility for yourself.

      March 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  683. john

    if i make lets say $50000 per yer and i have to pay for my own health insurance here in new york its about $16000 per year for a family plan can some one tell me how i can pay for that and still eat

    March 11, 2011 at 8:42 am |
  684. Sammy

    It seems alot of my fellow citizens are taking matters into their own hands robberies, scams, flat out taking what they need, the laid-off police officers, more crime, etc... I live in a combustable city with no end in sight ya you guessed it

    Ladies and Gentlemen The Armpit of The World With no Hope in sight "FLINT MICHIGAN"

    March 11, 2011 at 8:44 am |
  685. Decimal

    Why are you driving this country into the ground with debt? (Bush is a penny pincher compared to Obama) Why are you not auditing the fed? Why aren't you being thrown out of office?

    March 11, 2011 at 8:45 am |
  686. Immigration

    Dear Mr.President,

    When are you going to start working on Comprehensive Immigration Reform? You may say, there is not enough vote at the moment. But at least start debating. Everyone in America knows that we need to fix broken immigration. Let's start debating on CSPAN TV and let eveyone see which senators, mostly Replubicans opposing reform and let them punish at the voting booth. I kind of have a feeling that you may not win next election if you do not at least start working on it because you promised to so many.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:55 am |
    • NoWay

      We wouldn't need immigration reform if they would simply enforce the laws that already exist.

      March 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  687. RobC

    I would ask Obama "With the current situation in Japan, do you think we could offer extra disaster relief in exchange for them forgiving some of the $245 BILLION of debt you have amassed to that country alone during your administration?"

    March 11, 2011 at 8:55 am |
  688. Liz Carter in Georgia

    KatR, Good question; I agree 100%! Although I don't know if he could give us an answer. They hate him for anything; they hate him for BEING! He might try to give us a civil-based suggestion, which I can't think of what that could even be; since we aren't dealing with CIVILITY. Although SOME of us are TRULY concerned with many issues the PRESIDENT is working on, trying to make better for us and the world; OTHERS, who HATE him, are HIDING under those very reasons, as justifiable excuses! What could he say?

    March 11, 2011 at 9:18 am |
  689. catfishjoe

    Mr. Obama, do you agree with Mrs. Clintons statement , a few years ago, that “ drilling today will do nothing to lower gas price today. Was that a wise way to go ? Will we go that way again ?

    March 11, 2011 at 9:27 am |
  690. Liz Carter in Georgia

    No matter what they say, the 'civil war' continues in AMERICA! The NORTH may have officially won, over the SOUTH on paper, but it certainly didn't when over the hearts; filled with the disease of hate, bigotry, and supremacy. This has been passed down through the generations for many; it's in the breeding! They all but can't help it! It's in the 'bloodlines'. Thank GOD for those who, when they learned better, they did better. They came out from under that 'bondage' of hate! They broke those weighted chains!

    March 11, 2011 at 9:36 am |
    • dawg

      This is one big non sequitur, Liz. The North was the side full of hate and bigotry. They hated the black and the Southerner about equally. When the North ended slavery, they didn't emancipate the blacks, they sold them South (the Yankee is always after the money, no matter who it enslaves). When the South fought to outlaw the slave trade, it was the North that fought for its continuance (again, due to its large profit margin). When blacks in the South would obtain freedom, both before and after the war, the Northern states ensured that they would remain "pure" by making laws that prohibited blacks residing in their states for more than some short set period (weeks at most).

      March 11, 2011 at 9:57 am |
    • Jay in NC

      It is racist to think that some one is the way they are because of their 'bloodlines.' That is what racism is all about.

      Liz relies on the defense, I can lie as long as I bring a sinner to God.

      March 11, 2011 at 10:16 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Take a look at Detroit and Atlanta and then tell me who won the war.

      March 11, 2011 at 10:18 am |
  691. Citizen Twain

    Mr. President, why did you lie to me and tell me all the things you were going to do when you became President and then you did just the opposite? I feel betrayed by you and by my Government.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:00 am |
    • NYC REPUB

      Mr. Twain.....the biggest job the President had when he came to office, was preventing another Great Depression.........That job was done. We are now in recovery......
      As far as big promises kept, here are a few
      Health Care legislation
      Wall Street Reform
      Ending Don't Ask Don't Tell
      Drawing down the war in Iraq......None of these would have been done by anyone else. None of this legislation is perfect, but it's all a start, all an answer to many problems.

      March 11, 2011 at 11:42 am |
  692. Younan Marketing And Management Associates Inc,Int'l Intst'r

    Are you going to provide Biden with a free health care plan because he ran out of union dues to pay for it.
    theresa noelle younan

    March 11, 2011 at 10:23 am |
  693. Bobbie

    power to push & pass the resession on.'.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:25 am |
  694. NoWay

    I would ask him how it feels to know that Hillary Clinton would have been a much better president.

    March 11, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  695. summero

    What would I ask the president? With energy prices increased over 100% since the start of his term, inflation rising at an increasing rate, debt out of control, losing in Afghanistan, the democratic uprising in Libya failing, failures in global warmng agreements, housing markets still in disarray, military recruitment down, borrowing up, savings down, health care skyrocketing since Obamacare enacted... my only question is "when are you leaving?"

    March 11, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  696. David Howard

    Google "China Syndrome at the WTC"

    March 11, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  697. Scott Malensek

    I'd like to ask the President to comment on Michael Moore's claim that America's not broke because we could just seize the assets of 400 people, and everything will be ok.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  698. NYC REPUB

    Mr. President will you embrace the "Gang Of Six" Senators (a bipartisan group) who are working w/ Simpson & Bowles on a strategy to fight our deficit? While at the same time fighting the drakonian spending cuts to short term spending that could slow down the recovery?

    March 11, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  699. Sandy

    The president, firt of all is not king or a dictator. He's the president! Congress and the senate have to agree to pass something in order for anything to pass. Why doesn't anyone blame congress and senate for anything. Since the beginning of Obama's precidency the consensus has been to disagree with Obama In both senate and congress. I don't understand how no one ever blames the houses. It's ignorant and foolish to assume that Obama has complete control. We are a democracy. Yes, the president should put his foot down and tell the houses to quit fighting among themselves, grow up, and make a decision on a budget. Instead all they are doing is arguing and pointing fingers. All parties are held responsible, all parties.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  700. RichP, easton, pa

    Why is the EPA and federal government stopping the coal to gas plants which currently make LPG from producing $55 per barrel gasoline and diesel when the Air Force is currently building the same plant in Oklahoma to do the same thing.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:41 am |
    • RichP, easton, pa

      Wow, a simple question and takes over 2 hours awaiting moderation.

      March 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  701. NewMalthus

    Fact: President Obama is the boss of a civil work force that numbers up to two million (excluding postal workers and uniformed military). Fact: Those federal workers cannot bargain for wages or benefits. Fact: Washington, D.C. is, in the purest sense, a "right to work zone." Federal employees are not compelled to join a union, nor to pay union dues. Fact: Neither Mr. Obama, nor the prior Democratic majority, ever acted to give their union chums a better federal deal.

    Scott Walker, eat your heart out.

    For this enormous flexibility in managing his work force, Mr. Obama can thank his own party. In 1978, Democratic President Jimmy Carter, backed by a Democratic Congress, passed the Civil Service Reform Act. Washington had already established its General Schedule (GS) classification and pay system for workers. The 1978 bill went further, focused as it was on worker accountability and performance. It severely proscribed the issues over which employees could bargain, as well as prohibited compulsory union support.

    Democrats weren't then (and aren't now) about to let their federal employees dictate pay. The GS system, as well as the president and Congress, sees to that. Nor were they about to let workers touch health-care or retirement plans. Unions are instead limited to bargaining over personnel employment practices such as whether employees are allowed to wear beards, or whether the government must pay to clean uniforms. These demands matter, though they are hardly the sort to break the federal bank.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:43 am |
  702. NewMalthus

    When are you going to stop talking BS like tapping the strategic reserve and start allowing America to secure herself by tapping her own natural resources?

    March 11, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  703. NewMalthus

    To Julie Wank: During a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted to double-counting in the Obamacare budget.
    In her first appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee since the health-care law passed, Kathleen Sebelius responded to a line of questioning by Republican Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois about whether $500 billion in Medicare cuts were used to sustain the program or pay for the law.
    “There is an issue here on the budget because your own actuary has said you can’t double-count,” said Shimkus. “You can’t count — they’re attacking Medicare on the CR when their bill, your law, cut $500 billion from Medicare.”
    He continued: “Then you’re also using the same $500 billion to what? Say your funding health care. Your own actuary says you can’t do both. […] What’s the $500 billion in cuts for? Preserving Medicare or funding the health-care law?
    Sebelius’ reply? “Both.”

    March 11, 2011 at 11:47 am |
  704. Park McGraw

    Who was your doctor at Kapi`Olani Hospital and why do you hide the name?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
  705. Park McGraw

    How do I file charges of treason against the members of the US Supreme Court for protecting your lies?

    March 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
  706. Jason

    The decisions made by our government can't acurately be disected by citizens because we the people do not have all the information. The variables in any problem must be given weight and then prioritized before an intelligent conclusion can be formed.
    I have felt for a long time that business and government have prioritized these variables incorrectly leading to habitually poor decisions.

    Just look at the current state of affairs in this country. No matter who is in charge, we continue down the same path... the path of sustainable greed.

    Thus, my question for the president would be the following:
    "Mr. President, how do we free ourselves from corruption, which is linked to greed, if we do not reign in those responsible for the financial crisis while also taking steps to loosen the power hold these mega financial institutions, along with the Fed, have on this country and the world. Can this world make progress by continuously looking forward without fixing the past, or are we doomed to repeat history because we turned the other cheek and took the moral high road."

    March 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  707. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jay, I'm not being racist at all by indentifying or voicing my opinion of what I believe to be the origin of its' inception, as well as its' ongoing perpetuation! Just because one describes or speaks loudly about the spurning and detrimental acts of racism and its' results, does not make that person a racist! RACISM has to be taught, molded, groomed, and bread into the characteral psyche of ones' raising, to feel the necessity; the right to promote ones' race over ALL others! Babies are not born racists!

    March 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  708. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I hope you do find out and let us know, so we can finally start filing charges of treason against the same for protecting the BUSH/CHENEY lies for 8 years!

    March 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  709. ObamaSux1

    When are you going to resign? Please do it soon while we still have a chance.

    March 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
  710. Michael Breaux

    Have you received analysis of what government actions would me most effective in lowering the cost of technologically viable alternative fuels? When do we start?

    April 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm |