November 15th, 2012
10:38 PM ET

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  1. Dan B

    This is great advice.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
    • Howard

      Hostess cuts 18,500 jobs ... Medical giant Stryker cuts 1,170 jobs, citing ObamaCare ... Priority One is jobs ... isn't that what Mitt Romeny kept saying !!!

      November 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        Nothing new about that. Private owners have been firing American workers and outsourcing their jobs. romney owns dunking donuts and probably had shares in Hostess. I read republican magnates said that if President Obama won re–election, they would not create a single job :( . "republican styled patriotism." Anyway, it is small businesses who hire most of the jobs. So today's news in Huffington Post that many small owners are warming up to President Obama is very good news :)

        November 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
      • annie

        TO Tschrny Wolf
        So will those small businesses who do most of the hiring "warm up" to Obama after the first of the year when he hits them with a tax hike, since Obama considers them "millionaires"?

        November 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Annie, most small business don't make more than $250,000.00. You might want to see Fareed Zakaria's Sunday morning show today on CNN. Because what they discussed covered all of us, business of all sizes and the regular American taxpayer.
        He had two guests on, one a former Bush Treasury Sec. and one a former Clinton Treasury Sec.. They talk about the tax-code, tax rates and tax reform in a way that made sense and sounds reasonable and did it in a way that they were in agreement with several great ideas. Our problems are fixable and this segment gave me great hope that we can overcome our disagreements and move forward with these ideas that help all Americans. The second part of the show was with Bill Gates and was very inspiring also. He is an amazing man. So, give it a read or pull it up on their video feed. It is worth seeing. I am as tired as everyone else of the fighting. This program put me in a better frame of mind and shows what can be done. It was an eye-opener and I welcome their perspective. Cheers.

        November 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        MOST IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. 97% OF SMALL BUSINESSES ARE BELOW THAT RATE.

        November 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
      • NJBChicago

        "Tschrny Wolf
        Nothing new about that. Private owners have been firing American workers and outsourcing their jobs. romney owns dunking donuts and probably had shares in Hostess. I read republican magnates said that if President Obama won re–election, they would not create a single job . "republican styled patriotism." Anyway, it is small businesses who hire most of the jobs. So today's news in Huffington Post that many small owners are warming up to President Obama is very good news "
        My response to you is that Hostess was run not by Bain but by a company called Ripplewood that is run by a top Democratic donor, Tim Collins. So, Democrats once again are talking out of both sides of their mouths. Ripplewood is a private equity firm just like Bain. So, any shares owned are owned by Democrats who just put 18,500 people out of work. Take THAT, Obama and the Democrats. Hypocrites all.

        November 25, 2012 at 7:51 am |
      • Lionel

        Get over it Howard.

        Robme lost and he is enjoying his millions while you continue to cry like a big baby wawawa...

        The economy is improving and we don't need haters like you sabotaging the recovery.

        November 26, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  2. jean2009

    Wrong advice...there are a whole lot of jobs in meeting the demands, of all the problems, that will created by climate change.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
    • Howard

      Now that the middle Eastern countries want to deny the U.S. oil ... as a weapon ... we can question Obama's wisdom in banning the Keystone Pipeline, drilling in Anwr, and off shore. After all, when American commerce, and American drivers screech to a halt ... we can always turn to wind mills and solar panels for solace.

      November 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
      • jean2009

        Currently we are producing more oil here in this country than we were 4 years ago, and the bulk of that production has been on private land, not public land. Plus, U.S. oil imports have hit a 20 year low, and 52 % of those imports come from North & South American not the Middle East. We are using more bio-fuels, and the mileage trends for new vehicles is higher..Wind and solar will cut that need of foreign oil even further....and the quicker the better. Really you are not making any sense. FYI climate change is not an artificial problem.

        November 18, 2012 at 11:59 am |
      • Howard

        @ jean2009

        First of all ... bio fuels end up costing us big time ... our government is converting our military ships to bio fuels ... costing the American tax payers $24 a gallon ... bio fuels are also dramatically increasing the cost of our food. Any increase of U.S. oil production, is in spite of obama and EPA energy policies ... not because of them. Regarding solar panels ... most of them are produced in China ... thanks to our inability to compete ... due to obama's union cronies forcing salaries for worker to just show up ... you know, like obama did in the Senate ... or, like teachers, who get huge salaries, benefits, and pensions, just for showing up. It's called tenure ... and, it's another obama example of redistributing the wealth of the 50% who actually work and pay taxes.

        November 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        PRESIDENT OBAMA CHANGED HIS INITIAL OPPOSITION AND NOW SIGNED THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TRANSATLANTIC PIPE. HE JUST URGED THIS PAST WEEK TO ACCELERATE THE BUILDING OF THAT PIPE :)

        AS OF MUSLIM OIL WITHDRAWAL, I LEARNED FROM EXPERT ECONOMISTS AT THE WORLD BANK THAT THE MIDEAST WILL RUN OUT OF OIL BY 2026 OR LATER. SO POLITICAL POSTURING CANNOT HIDE THE REALITY. THE LEADERS THERE OR THE TERRORISTS WILL TRY TO EXTORT AS MUCH AS THEY CAN BEFORE THEY GO BROKE.

        November 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
      • annie

        TO: Tschrny Wolf
        If that is true, that Obama signed on to the Keystone Pipeline, that is a good thing. And something I fully expected him to do AFTER the election, so he wouldn't make the environmentalists angry, thus possibly losing their vote.

        November 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Annie, Pres. Obama dropped his opposition to the pipeline long before the election, taking plenty of heat from his base. However, several states have opposed the pipeline in fear of it's possible pollution of our aquafer under the most productive food growing states that depend on ground water for irrigation and so there are environmental issues, and rightly so, to be heard. Especially, the fact that this summer produced a horrible drought with very little to no rain for farmers and ranchers to deal with. But, the southern most portion of the pipeline has already been started – again, long before the election. The company pushing for it has had some terrible spills already and tar sands unlike regular oil, is far more dirty and complicated to clean up. The company so far hasn't done a good job on cleaning up the spills that have already spilled into rivers and streams where the pipeline has crossed. The company was slow to respond and proved that they haven't a clue or a proper plan for accidents. You might check out some of the reports by citizen groups monitoring the cleanup in the states that the company has operated in. Keystone pipeline – google it. There are videos of the spills and the disgusting aftermath.
        One other thing you must consider. This is a Canadian company that wants to pipe this oil to Louisana for refining and this oil will be put on the world market for sale. We may never even see it for sale in this country. Are we willing to take a chance an environmental disaster is possible, for very few long-term jobs?

        November 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Sorry, I meant to say the pipeline was going to Texas refineries.
        It really pays to develop algae as a green alternate bio-fuel. Easy to grow, clean.

        November 19, 2012 at 10:19 am |
      • jean2009

        Howard

        The army also converted from the horse cavalry, side-sabers, bayonets, trench warfare, atomic cannons, and a whole bunch of other outdated technology, and I bet you there was a cost for doing that with a future cost saving reason for doing so.

        Do you realize how foolish you sound?

        November 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
      • GetReal

        Howard – Obama won by significant electoral and popular majority. You lost. Please, get over it and start supporting our leader, instead of opposing everything that you can.
        Thanks.

        November 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
    • Howard

      @ jean ...
      Good idea ... we should use the obama m.o. of creating artificial jobs ... to solve an artificial problem ... resulting in an artificial economy, which contributes nothing, and is unable to sustain itself.

      November 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        How about Bush jr.'s very real recession and monthly firings of 45 million Americans?

        November 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
      • jean2009

        Howard see reply above.

        November 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
      • Lionel

        Get over it Howard.

        Robme lost and he is enjoying his millions while you continue to cry like a big baby wawawa...

        The economy is improving and we don't need haters like you sabotaging the recovery.

        Let's move FORWARD

        November 26, 2012 at 9:31 am |
  3. Dan B

    The Democrats practically ran on climate change in 2008, and now few bring it up? Why? Because they were losing that political war and they would rather talk about freevstuff for their voters.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      We talk about climate change a lot, Republicans have stopped listening to that conversation. Selective hearing. I wonder what Romney promised the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson and Karl Rove who all dumped boatloads of money into Romney's failed campaign? Bet he's kinda wanting to know what they want 'now' – I'm guessin' his hide.

      November 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
      • jean2009

        For the Koch brothers it was years more of government subsidies and their continuing to not pay a dime in federal taxes. For Adelson it was subsidizing his casino operations, and maybe keeping him out of the slammer for money laundering for the Chinese mob.

        November 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • jean2009

      Dan...do a Google search for the topic "Articles about climate change 2012" and you will get 307,000,000 hits...So much for your not thinking it a hot topic. For any topic 307,000,000 "Media" articles produced during one year is not only a Media HOT topic, it is a raging inferno. Now, figure how many "media" articles a day that amounts to? That is about 845,000 articles per day.

      November 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      No, no no, nada, nunca, STOP LYING , "SIR."

      November 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  4. Dan B

    No, the media never covers it and it didn't come up really in the presidential debates and some of the senate and house debates not at all. I'm sure there ate Democrats who talk about it constantly, but it's just... Not the same topic that it was 4 years ago.

    November 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
    • jean2009

      Read my post to you above,

      November 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      PRIORITIES CHANGE, AT THE PRESIDENTIAL LEVEL. WITHOUT MASSIVE INVESTMENT, THE COST OF ENVIRONMENTAL IS NOT DOABLE. FIRST THINGS FIRST. ROMNEY PROPOSED PARALYSIS, NOT THE STEADY GROWTH IN CAPITAL THAT IS NEEDED.

      November 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      That Fox Entertainment News is NOT COVERING environmental issues doesn't make that true of other publications and news stations. Expand your mind.
      Another thing,....would it be okay for us to use ALL of the oil in this generation and not leave any for those that come after? Because oil is finite. The time is right, in fact, more urgent to come 'clean' with that reality. That is, if Republicans are really concerned about their grandchildren.

      November 19, 2012 at 10:30 am |
    • Lionel

      Get over it Dan.

      Robme lost and he is enjoying his millions. At least we are not going to drill baby drill but will have smart policies in place to rein in the Big Fat Oil Companies.

      The economy is improving and we don't need haters like you sabotaging the recovery.

      November 26, 2012 at 9:33 am |
  5. bettyann

    Focus on jobs and climate change, unless you want to die unemployed.

    November 17, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      NO NEED FOR YOUR CYNICAL IRONY.

      November 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  6. Judy

    first one then the other. Jobs and the economy are number one right now but democrats do talk about climate change we all wanr clean energy. Dan B what free stuff are you talking about??? If you work and pay taxes you have paid into most of this free stuff. Helping the American people is not a hand out. Maybe your rich like mittens and see no need. Don;t for get that when his grandpa came back to the states broak he was on the dole. So I guess the US helped him get back on his feet. You guys lost so as Barbara bush said yesterday. Get over it!

    November 17, 2012 at 10:44 am |
    • JOE

      "You guys lost"–are you from another country? You dont need to rub it in. America did lose with election of Obama.

      November 17, 2012 at 10:57 am |
    • Howard

      @ judy ...

      Yeah ... Americans can experience ever increasing economic hardships ... while the American economy turns into that of a third world country ... thanks to your Dear Leader's stupid economic policies ... while obama STOOGES, like you, tell us all to just GET OVER IT !!!

      November 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        I suspect, Howard, that if people found a way to cut your utility bill in half,or even eliminate them altogether, you would still be squawking that it would hurt the economy while being able to spend the extra bucks on something else. Asking you to get real is futile. So, go back to your lazy-boy and stay under the afghan to stay warm. P.S. You did pay your utility bill this month, didn't you??

        November 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      Those are the facts :) President Obama is wisely going one step at a time :) The fool who tried to solve it all at the same time LOST AND LOST BIG: HIS NAME IS ROMNEY :)

      November 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  7. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Obama: Focus on jobs, not climate change

    But... but... "I" spent a TRILLION DOLLARS
    and WE are now awash in green jobs !!!

    November 17, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      YOU DO REALIZE THAT GREEN JOBS IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, RIGHT?

      OF COURSE NOT. WHINING LIKE A CHILD MAKES THAT PRETTY OBVIOUS.

      November 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • tedious

      Can you guys just secede and get it over with?

      November 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      SEE? IF PRESIDENT OBAMA ALREADY GRANTED BENEFITS TO THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS, NOW IS THE TIME TO TACKLE HIRING AND INVESTMENT :)

      November 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  8. Dan B

    Yes they are December. What else are they about. Coal and oil are much more economical, but the Obama EPA alliance can't have that.

    November 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
    • jean2009

      Clean coal is an oxymoron...why persist on doing anything the dirty way when providing clean energy can be done right, done clean and healthy...going any other route sounds foolish to say the least. I'm sure it was more economical and took less time for doctors not to sterilize their surgical equipment...but oh the death rate!

      November 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      WAIT A SECOND, you republicans complain the cost of oil is too high, but now YOU SAY OIL IS CHEAP? HAHAHAHA, WHY DONT YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND?

      Natural gas may be costlier than coal, however, it is safer for drivers and pedestrians. Also it would de-pollute our environment; less people would die from pollution, the jobs in coal mining would go to natural gas workers. So the difference is fair. Less kids would die from pulmonary disease and pneumonia. Of course the companies that manufacture cough and cold remedies would loose revenues and go broke. Is that what romney defended? Yes, I think so.

      November 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • Jonny

        probably close to 50% of natural gas comes from sour gas which is full of h2s toxic to life. This has to be extracted and compressed and put back underground you make it sound like it is all sunshine and lollipops, i do support nat gas as i am an energy worker in canada but there is a price for everything and nat gas has its own price.Probably just as dangerous as coal to extract and produce and as the news showed today handled improperly deadly huge explosions result.

        November 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      Dan B: the coal and fuel you mention cost our economy, workers and all Americans, both drivers and pedestrians, trillions of dollars in private insurance costs, worse in lost lives and maimed people that careless drivers run over. So President Obama's plan will pay for itself in dollars and most importantly in lives saved and lower or no insurance fees :) Right now the folks who go against Obamacare underestimate the price of the old dirty and polluting coal and gasoline. Concerning workers fired by the old polluter magnates, can find work in the new natural clean gas program our President has organized :) Would you prefer you and your family burn alive in a car explosion caused by dirty coal and fuel; than safely survive in a clean coal and gas vehicle; even for a few more dollars? Plus your youths will be safer since buying cars would be more expensive; that would keep them at home more. Teens can date online and they can save the money to pay for college /university :)

      Think about it.

      November 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  9. Dan B

    Look' a world run by solar power would be great, economical ,and green, but it is nonexistent and impractical. This world cannot run on green energy alone. And oil is too high for oil, not comparing it to other things. I am saying "For a laptop, this is expensive compared to what these laptops used to cost" and you are saying "this laptop is expensive"

    November 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      .....Huh??

      November 19, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • jean2009

      What a load of nonsense...our local career center with the aid of local builders is building a net-zero home, with a green roof, and self-sustaining rain-garden landscaping.

      Rizhao a city of 3 million people in Northern China is already building a city that will be run on solar power. they have been at it for the last 15 years... so the technology is not that new. Actually solar energy technology has been around since the 7th century B.C when man learned to use it to start fires.

      For the love of heaven get a clue, do some research, read a book, and turn off the Faux spin machine. Solar and wind energy is going to happen with or without you, and it will provide a lot of jobs that require skilled labor.

      November 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      According to McKidden's 350.0rg's "DO THE MATH", the MATH tells us there is more fossil fuels in the ground than is supportable by the atmosphere without total catastrophe and the calamity that follows.
      Stop buying guns to keep people away from your doomsday-preppers hideaway and wake-up to what you should be doing NOW as a responsible citizen of the world. I don't want to hear your future-favorite country song, "We Could'a, Should'a Wish We Would'a Done Got It Done" after it all comes crashing down around our ears.

      November 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  10. JOSE--USMC-0311

    WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE ?? DEMOCRATS WON'T DO IT. E-VERIFY--JAIL TIME FOR ANYONE WHO HIRE ILLEGALS-STOP JOB OUTSOURCING BY RAISING TARIFFS ON GOODS COMING TO AMERICA. A BORDER WALL TO KEEP MEXICO FROM COMING TO AMERICA.

    November 18, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
  11. Dan B

    Wow, And I was trying so hard to not call anyone just plain dumb... But I don't know anymore.

    November 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Are you talking to yourself again, Dan?

      November 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
      • Dan B

        Cynthia, if I'm talking to myself but your listening, clearly because you commented, Im not talking to myself.

        November 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      ?

      November 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm |
  12. jerry

    The first people invited into the white house post election was...the union bosses....don't you think the business community saw that and got the message...obama and jobs should NEVER be in the same sentence.

    November 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      IF BUSINESS PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY AS CHILDISH ARE YOU IMPLY THEN THEY DESERVE TO BE IGNORED.

      November 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      IF BUSINESS PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY AS CHILDISH AS YOU IMPLY THEN THEY DESERVE TO BE IGNORED.

      November 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
  13. Dan B

    You know what, If your president wants to focus on climate change in the face of an Israeli military strike and fiscal cliff fine, but don't try to convince me that it is the biggest issue. Look, I believe in climate change, but how much of it is natural? It was warmer than it is now in the Middle Ages, yet much colder in the 1700's, no machines or oil then unless you include whale oil. Climate change without human environmental abuse as you would all it.

    November 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • jean2009

      Dan if you believe in climate change then the point is regardless of whether the change is due to a cyclic change, or a man made one, we still had better address it. Currently every indication points that for a great part this time it is a problem that is being acerbated by man, and the earth has far too many human inhabitants to ignore it. Sustaining humanity, animal and plant life in all likelihood should outweigh manageable things like the fiscal cliffs, and the Israel/Hamas continual idiocy.

      I'm also sure OUR very capable president can work on more than one thing at a time.

      November 21, 2012 at 9:31 am |
      • Dan B

        The your president was just to make a point, but thanks. I am quite aware he is my president

        November 21, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  14. freedom

    With this president in office, there are many more negative forces he has put in place that will bring us down as a nation – and will affect the world. Climate change is the least of our worries.

    November 21, 2012 at 11:46 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      NEGATIVE FORCES? SUCH AS?

      THE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THE NEGATIVITY COMING FROM REPUBLICANS WHICH IS WHY THEY REELECTED OBAMA.

      IT'S BEEN ONLY A FEW WEEKS AFTER THE ELECTION SO TRY NOT TO REVISE HISTORY JUST YET.

      November 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
      • freedom

        He's already been in office four years and the negative impact has already been put in motion. The next four will cause great damage to this country. The issues he ran on and that many Americans were manipulated by were manufactured – amd he and his administration are very consciously aware of this – he has a bigger agenda. There is no war on women – women are doing great. Poor people don't envy wealthy people. People who are wealthy earned their wealth. This country has opportunity for us all. He will limit these freedoms and opportunities and turn this country into a European socialist style model – which has the worst healthcare in the world, and has limited freedoms in their daily lives. He promised this on his election night in 2008. Many of us knew from then what he was about – and we don't want it for America. He is a master manipulator – he doesn't care about unifying Americans, in fact, he has succeeded in dividing us. He is not worthy to be in the office he holds.

        November 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
      • jean2009

        Actually freedom it looks like Black Friday was a success, people are optimistic, home prices are up, home construction is making a comeback. some manufactures are moving manufacturing back to the United States, and the stock market is up..

        November 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        Right on, my friend :)

        We got to give our President Obama and his wife some space; the mean radical conservatives did not let him govern as well as he proposed for 4 long years :( Let President Obama fly and achieve all he wants to, it is his civil legal rights to govern us positively and constructively, :) Come on be a real patriot and learn selfless compassion :).

        November 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        in october 24th, THE ROLLING STONE M

        AGAZINE published that romney and his wife ann, dodged taxes by escaping to Switzerland "for skiing"; however in 2010 romney revealed that his wife had a swiss bank account for three million dollars in the swiss bank ,UBS, which did not charge due taxes and fees of American depositors. So full investigation caught the...violators and a 780 million settlement was bargained. The swiss bank wiped out the records clean. The writer wonders why if the romneys deposited millions in ubc , is that why romney refused to disclose his tax records for ten years? MMMMh, I wonder why his late disclosure papers were doctored (those news were revealed by reuters in early November, 2012. I dislike and disagree with your ideas tha all democratic pols act corruptedly. There are some bad apples in all carts; so supposed liberals like collins voted with the republicans :( he is a traiitor, no two ways about it. WAs the fine medical care I got at a hospital recently....a Presidential Obama lie? OF COURSE IT WAS NOT. I GOT THE HOSPITAL RECORDS TO PROVE IT :) DO NOT TRUST CYNICS. I MADE THAT MISTAKE WHEN YOUNG. BACK THEN I switched to the gop. I learned my lesson the hard way ::( I got things to do, bye bye.

        November 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
      • bEE mACK

        I did not vote 4 him 4 years ago either! I see even my relatives getting everything FREE-FOOD STAMPS/APARTMENT/CAR–MONEY-ALL FREE from the goverment-WE PAID in to ! They sit on there ass–do nothing! And my taxes–FEDERAL goes up every year along w/property tax. SPREAD THE WEALTH-did I have a choice about this-NO-THIS president took this away from me-and my money-for these "intitled" SIT ALL DAY PEOPLE. you voted 4 this-happy now-cause i'm not! aND NOT HAPPY THAT PEOPLE PUSH IT IN MY FACE -AS IN–poor thing you lost! OBUMMER WON--WELL DID HE? hE NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED

        November 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      The American Society of Civil Engineers gave our grid a D+. Half a century of tax cuts for the wealthiest in our nation leaves us with third-rate public services. The World Economic Forum ranks American infastructure 25TH in the WORLD down from 8TH in 2003 – 4.
      Repairing and upgrading our energy grid will create jobs and to leave it undone is a huge national security issue.

      November 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
      • jean2009

        Actually the problem could be that foreign ownership of utility companies like the UK company National Grid which is the parent company which owns Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), hasn't put anything back into infrastructure for years. For our own safety and well-being as a country, public utilities should not be owned by foreign companies. All public utilities should be required by law to update their infrastructure and holdings routinely on a regular basis...with strict penalties for not doing so..

        November 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        To Cynthia L.: I disagree with you. Just your opinion does not have much influence, since your support for the conservative radicals sounds to me like a broken record, worse, an inaccurate one. The proto "scientists you m

        ention are as prejudiced as you, they use a false version of religious and fake dogma to claim your fantasy claims that there is a heaven. No matter what, the last hurricane sandy was very real to the
        victims killed, injured or lost their relatives and houses. Where was your god?

        November 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        TO CYNTHIA L.: yes, I agree; before I got interrupted and lost the internet theme and I thought I was responding to the conservative -sounding Jean B. I apologize to you dear friend; take care and best luck :), Tschrny Wolf :)

        November 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
      • jerry

        50 years of bloated govt and spending for votes are the reason our infrastructure is a mess...and where are those shovel ready jobs we spent a trillion on and obama and more federal spending...now that is funny.

        November 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
    • smashcat

      I'll say it slow so it'll sink in: the economy is improving. You are watching too much doomsday preppers.

      November 26, 2012 at 11:29 pm |
  15. Dan B

    But December, they also re-elected House Republicans.

    November 21, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      To Dan B: I wonder. I believe the conservatives who got elected are more moderate, with a few exceptions like bohener, the speaker of the house.But the dissident group in the repub side of the house points the radical and centrist gop and independents is falling apart :) I think that may result in a temporary "compromise" , but since the basic moderate/independent values are rather centrist and liberal; while the radical evangelists, protestants are firmly conservative. Such a shaky foundation is due to fall apart in the next elections :). Ordinary Americans, Latins, etc. are realizing what is going on inside the gop and the tea party, and they dislike it :) That is why I think they voted against the gop nominees :) VIVA PRESIDENT OBAMA, YES YES YES! SI SI SI :) OUI, OUI, OUI :) VIVA PRESIDENT OBAMA :)) (HURRAY FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA, BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO :)
      LET'S ALL HELP PRESIDENT OBAMA ACHIEVE HIS PROJECTS. WRITE TO YOU CONGRESS REPRESENTATIVE IN BOTH CHAMBERS TO PASS OBAMA'S PROGRAMS. ENOUGH GOP SEMI-SLAVERY OF WHAT THE ELITES CALL "THE MIDDLE LOWER WORKING AND POOR CLASSES." PUT AN END TO DISCRIMINATION, COVERED BY FALSE RACIAL EQUALITY THAT MAKE SURE A COLORED CANDIDATE DOES NOT GET THE NOMINATION.!!! ALL SANE AMERICANS DESERVE TO GET EQUAL CHANCES TO GET THE OVAL OFFICE, NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY THEIR PARENTS CAME FROM :) TRUE EQUALITY RIGHT NOW!

      November 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
      • Dan B

        I'm no tea party conservative, and sometimes I do wish the tea party was more temporary. The tea party was very helpful in 2010, but I don't know. One reason the Repubs do so much better in the midterms is voter turnout. Much of the Democrat's base like young people who are likely to turn out in a presidential election won't vote in a midterm, where as the elderly, a Repub stronghold, always stick around to vote. But I do think the tea party divides my party, since I am an establishment Republican. However, with all of the problems that my party has, the Democrats need to focus on the white vote. If Republicans can elect a Latino for president and they can oersuade the already socially conservative Latino base then the Democrats are in trouble. Don't forget, even though Rombey lost he got the highest percentage of white voters since Reagan's landslide victory in 1984

        November 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        Let reagan finally die and rest in peace. The basic system the founders established was an unjust system, not a real free democracy for all AMERICANS AND IMMIGRANTS. THE ELITE has thrived in that unfair system. As the natural laws of evolution dictate, real change is unstoppable. See how disgruntled and paralyzed, I read here the leaders of the gop were when their nominees lost. Those nominees got 300 million in donations that failed to give them victory. You see, groups who blindly trust that their wealth can bribe all voters, or a majority are out of touch with reality :) I think romney knew that President Obama was the right choice for President. I guess you and romney were similarly confused. It is a relief your gop nominee is now old story, say bye-bye to him. You voted for a confused guy whose democratic origin was totally at war with his new mormon-tea party rigid and ruthless (the outsourcing of thousands of jobs :( radical conservatism. You sound ambivalent.. Like you are trying to hold on to a ruthless party you disagree with. Well I hope you return to the DNC, or to the Independent Party. The moderates have several good ideas :) Happy Thanksgiving.

        November 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
      • Dan B

        Sorry, lot of spelling issues

        November 25, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
  16. portbuilder

    Gonna focus like a laser on jobs again?
    Wouldn't this be like the fifteenth time?
    A batting average that is as bad as Obama's is usually described as incompetent.
    But then an incompetent news media can't grasp their own responsibility let alone be able to view Obama's performance critically.

    November 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  17. Dave

    Well, we all know the types of jobs he will create. Let me give you a list. Retail associates (temporary of course, don't even dream about a permanent job with Barack in the WH) making minimum wage and ridiculous hours until you get fired after about two months; gas station helpers so you can have that wonderful smell of fuel impregnated in your skill making minimum wage, obviously; waiters and waitresses making minimum wage, of course, and tolerating all the crazy demands of patrons and, of course, you will be fired in about two months; beggar; strippers for those wonderful women that voted for him; and other similar high paying jobs. This is the future of America. For those engineers, accountants, scientists, economists, etc. well you folks belong to the unemployment line or emigrate (after all we don't want you in Obamaland).

    November 24, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  18. croper

    Its unbelievable the global warming hoax is still being given any credibility. After rigging the data in climate-gate and the scientific establishment finding its actually been cooling for the last several years. These democrat crackpots are something else aren't they?

    November 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
  19. Jonny

    Cynthia L The company is trans canada pipelines and they have not had a big spill, that was enbridge pipelines and it was def a mess, The oil from the oil sands is not any different than any other oil, new extraction methods use no fresh water, no tailings ponds, as of a month ago new methods are now in place where tailings ponds can be reclaimed within about 6 months instead of decades. Would you prefer to continue to support blood oil paying money to tyrants and terrorists or ethical canadian oil. Where workers are paid decent liveable wages for a product you use and need. Never have understood why you would rather finance an enemy than buy oil from canada.

    November 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  20. jerry

    oh obama focus on jobs now? Romney ran on jobs...funny. This fraud couldn't create real job if his miserable life depended on it. How about Benghazi? Come on obama lets hear the truth for a change...jobs...hahaha

    November 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
    • Dan B

      I hate to say it, but I don't think we will ever get a straight answer about Benghazi.

      November 25, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      It's been reported that there are 3.6 million job openings. Many are in fields that require a Math or Science Degree. It doesn't pay to cut education if there are that many jobs in fields where they need those type of people, does it?

      November 26, 2012 at 9:33 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      Jerry, you miss it sir, President Obama and under his governing hired 5 million people, plus he gave 30 millions to small businesses which were going bankrupt because of the bush jr. recession. You see the workers bush and romney fired and the their outsourced jobs were not occupied by invisible angels!.

      November 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      Jerry: when President Obama focused on the environment, romney shouted to pay the deficit, but after the christian gop approved romney'macho fiscal agenda of money first, jobs last game, months later romney faked into a jobs first champion, what the hell did he intend to do?
      Fortunately enough voters realized there was no firm identity in romney, so they could not trust him :)
      I just read an article that Rolling Stone Magazine published.
      It says that in 2010, romney revealed that his wife had deposited three million dollars in UBS, a swiss bank that charged no taxes, nor fees from American depositors. Yet, the swiss authorities found out and sued that bank. A deal was made, the depositors, many of them congresspeople , paid 780 millions in restitution. The UBS cleaned their records in exchange. The author wonders if that made romney refuse to show his tax records for 15 years. Included are romney's 2009 tax records.I find it puzzling our IRS has not digged into the matter, the federal board did not its job either. George bush owned 150 thousand dollars when he ran. Now he owns 150 MILLION DOLLARS! I found this source in the Huffington Post internet web.gee whiz, those who voted for the gop, do not know the ruin they would have led to.

      November 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      Cynical humor denotes desperation.

      December 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  21. Mike Lake Orion Michigan

    This President is not smart enough to realize jobs are #1!

    November 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Yawn.......

      November 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      OH? how come I watched President Obama's speech where he said job creation was our number 1 priority? Why do you lie?

      December 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  22. Bethie

    WHOAAAAAAA! He moved from his couch? UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Come on Obama, when is the last time you did something useful to America? Oh wait! You haven't so far.
    Seriously, stop the dramatics and get a move on.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      to bethie: just last week, President Obama disclosed his budget, in which he fulfills his tax increase budget and his commitment to free health care :)

      December 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm |