Economy is healing, White House says
December 7th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

Economy is healing, White House says

Washington (CNN) – The White House continued to make its case for extending tax cuts for middle class Americans Friday, this time aided by the positive November jobs report.

Alan Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, said the report, which showed the economy added 146,000 jobs in November and unemployment inched down to 7.7%, is further evidence of a positive employment trajectory in the United States. He also encouraged support for President Barack Obama’s plan to ensure tax rates for the majority of Americans do not go up at the end of the year.

"While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to heal from the wounds inflicted by the worst downturn since the Great Depression," Krueger wrote in a statement released by the White House. “President Obama has proposed, and the Senate has passed, an extension of middle class income tax cuts that would prevent the typical middle class family from facing a $2,000 tax increase at the beginning of next year."

The White House and Congress are attempting to reach an agreement on taxes and spending before the country goes over the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year and the positive jobs numbers are proof the president's policies are working, the White House said.

Economists surveyed by CNNMoney before Friday predicted the report from the Department of Labor Statistics would show the economy added 77,000 jobs in November, with Hurricane Sandy partially to blame.

Instead, BLS said Sandy did not “substantively impact the national employment or unemployment estimates for November.” Increased unemployment in retail trade, professional and business services and health care contributed to the 7.7% figure, which was down from 7.9% unemployment in October and 7.8% unemployment in September.

The November numbers represent the most positive report since Obama took office.

While the president is not expected to address the figures in public Friday, Vice President Joe Biden will attend a lunch with supporters, one of whom participated in the #My2k Twitter campaign, to continue to press for an extension of Bush-era tax cuts for individuals making $200,000 a year or below and couples making $250,000 a year or below, according to the White House.


Topics: jobs • President Obama

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  1. Mike Texoma

    Looks like the foundation is solid, let's build.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:45 am |
    • NCWriter

      "Healing" is a subjective term. Obama measures economic success by the GDP. Other people use different metrics, which is why whether or not the economy can be seen as healthy varies.

      For example – if you measure it by the number of people on public assistance or by the spending power of the average family, our economy is plumeting. Personally, because I believe in the happiness and fulfillment of the individual, I must also believe that our economy is in the most dire straights we've been in during my lifetime. While GDP might be up, the portion of that GDP that is controlled by the private individual to pursue their own happiness is falling....so I can't celebrate that.

      December 9, 2012 at 7:28 am |
      • Howard

        I guess it would APPEAR as if the economy was healing, when you're about to embark on a 4 million dollar, 2 week vacation to Hawaii ... however, most Americans will have to skip taking any vacations for awhile ... thanks to growing inflation ... higher taxes ... and higher prices ... even though we can somehow still afford to pay for a 4 million dollar Obama vacation ... in a long string of other multi-million dollar Obama vacations ... parties ... fund raisers ... and lavish dinners.

        December 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
      • NAM VET

        AN ECONOIMY IS SUPPOSSED TO RECOVER,A DOG HEELS. THIS WOULD HAVE US HEEL TO HIS DREAMS. WE HAVE DREAMS AS WELL MR. OBAMA. OUR WILL IS BIGGEER THAN YOURS. GET YOUR SORRY BEHIND ON TRACK FOR
        AMERICA. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT AMERICA HAS DONE FOR IT'S CITIZENS. MOST JUST DON'T GET IT WE HAVE
        ALWAYS DONE IT FOR OUR SELVES WITHOUT WASHINGTON. THE DEPRESSION,THE DRY SEASONS THE STATES
        STEPPED IN TO HELP ONE ANOTHER LONG BEFORE BIG GOV.

        December 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        BLAH BLAH MORE WHINING ABOUT BIG GOVT. COME ON. HAVE YOU EVER LIVED A DAY OF YOUR LIFE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT WASN'T BIG? YOU WOULDN'T BE A 'NAM VET' IF IT WAS AS TINY AS YOU HOPED.

        GET REAL AND MOVE ON.

        December 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  2. Jasoner

    Healing? Stagnant at best. Let me guess. Another four years of hearing, "We are not there yet and have a long way to go. It was not my fault."

    December 7, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • jean2009

      There is nothing wrong with stating facts...and telling the truth. Guess you wouldn't understand that.

      December 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
      • Jasoner

        Your facts are hogwash, but let’s say I give you the first four of Barry’s debt as Bush’s (of which I completely disagree with on every level). As I said above, your facts in 2016 will still be Bush and blah blah blah two unfunded wars. Worthless.

        Your comment below regarding Reagan and Bush is quite humorous. Thanks for the laugh. It certainly seems that your 77 years has not treated you well and dementia has clouded your memories and judgement.

        Good Day.

        December 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
      • jean2009

        "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."

        President Dwight D. Eisenhower, l952-

        December 8, 2012 at 11:06 am |
      • jean2009

        Well Jasoner I think Eisenhower had your number.

        December 8, 2012 at 11:07 am |
      • NCWriter

        There's everything wrong with divisive bickering.

        December 9, 2012 at 7:29 am |
      • Howard

        Jean ... all your non-stop cheer leading for your Dear Leader ... and Furher, Barack Obama ... will soon be cancelled out, by reality, as Americans experience the pain of Obama's inflation ... higher taxes ... and continued corruption ... then, the readers of these blogs will remember you, and your fellow condescending and rude obama defenders, with scorn and disdain. Enjoy your false sense of superiority while you can.

        December 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
      • Dan

        Our pres is living proof no matter how much schooling you have , you can still be stupid, Jean 2009 if your too blind to see this, i pity you

        December 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
    • Bob

      Takes a while to fix 8 years of Bush incompetence

      December 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
      • December 2012

        IT EVEN TAKES LONGER WHEN THE OTHER GUY KEEPS SAYING 'NO' TO ANYTHING CONSTRUCTIVE.

        December 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
      • Dan

        If bush was so bad why is he the first you all always compare Barrack to??? Please read before you make excuses, look at the clinton record, he caused most of this with nafta, to top it off he changed finance laws to put unqualified people in homes, hence the housing bust, bush did nothing about it and should of, but dont insult yourself, if you dont know, you dont know,

        December 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
      • Retired vet

        In 1999, Clinton signed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act,a bank deregulation bill. This left banks free to make shaky mortgage loans. His secretary of housing and urban development was Andrew Cuomo. Ring a bell?

        Cuomo helped plunge Fannie and Freddie into the subprime markets without putting in place the means to monitor their risky investments. He turned the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program into a lender with sky-high loan ceilings and no money down. He also legalized what a federal judge has branded ‘kickbacks’ to brokers that have fueled the sale of overpriced and unsupportable loans. All under Clinton's watch.

        56% of people disapprove of the Affordable Health Care Act.

        As for the fraud and corruption in green energy, Obama's green energy scandal involves nearly $4 billion in payouts to clean-energy firms that have connections to the White House. So much for transparency. Biden-Boxer-Reid all have connections. This was government taxpayer money he squandered, not private
        Bush had very little to do with the recession. The recession was caused by the housing bubble which had its framework laid well before Bush was even in politics.

        December 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        GREEN ENERGY IS THE FUTURE. YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME? ASK CHINA. THEY ARE BUSY BUYING UP TECH THAT WE SO POORLY PROTECTED BY NOT GIVING MORE FUNDING FOR THESE COMPANIES TO SURVIVE. NOT NEARLY ENOUGH THAT WE HAVE PAID TO PETROLEUM COMPANIES HISTORICALLY. SO WHEN CHINA STARTS DOMINATING US WITH OUR OWN TECHNOLOGY, DON'T BLAME OBAMA WHO TRIED TO GET THE BALL ROLLING FOR AMERICA.

        AS FOR THE HOUSING MESS, I SEE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT NAMES ALL OVER IT. WHAT EXACTLY WAS YOUR POINT?

        December 11, 2012 at 11:52 am |
      • jean2009

        Retired vet.... You forgot to mention that Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act was written by 3 right-wing repukes.

        Plus, polls sustain that at least 40% of those 56% of people who are against the Affordable Care Act are against it because they would have preferred universal coverage.

        And for the total skinny on that green energy misinformation you are spreading...look up the Timeline for the Department of Energy Solyndra Loan Guarantee, and you will find the final approval for the go ahead to release them the money was 4 days before the president was sworn in on Jan. 15, 2009...and they applied for the loan, in 2006.

        A little serious fact checking is always a good thing to do before spouting off nonsense.

        December 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
    • Steve

      Well...let's see. Was FDR responsible for the Great Depression? Nope. How long did it take him to extract this country form that depression? 11 years. What did it take to pull out of the recession? WW II. Did FDR inherit 2 spirit draining, budget eating, unwinnable wars? Nope.
      Again, was the depression and the finanancial hardships he inherited his fault? Nope. So....I guess so far the President is doing a far betterjob than FDR, right?

      December 10, 2012 at 4:15 am |
      • NAM VET

        FDR SCAMMED US ALL WITH SS AND IMMEDIATLY STARTED TO SKIM IT OUT OF OUR POCKETS FOR TYPICAL SOCIAL EXTRAVAGANZAS. TO THIS DAY NOT A DIME HAS BEEN REPAID TO SS. IT WAS OUT AND OUT THEFT AS
        IS ALL DEMOCRATIC ENDEVOURS WITH OUR MONEY. STEALING IS PUNISHABLE BY THE LAWS OF THIS LAND AND
        YET TO THIS DAY NO ONE HAS BEEN PUNISHED AND NO MONEY REPAID TO SS. CONGRESS IS ABOVE THE LAW IT
        SEEMS. A DAY OF RECONNING WILL COME FOR THE DISREGARD OF THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.

        December 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        WHEN THEY SPENT ALL THAT MONEY TRAINING YOU AND SENDING YOU TO 'NAM, WAS THAT STEALING TOO?

        December 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        UNLESS, NamVet volunteered for the military IT WAS STEALING. THAT IS CALLED A 'DRAFT'. Forcing a citizen to serve is NOT FREEDOM. Especially in the conflict he was involved in that had BIG MONEY'S FINGERPRINTS ALL OVER IT disquised as FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM.

        December 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  3. LolDems

    Naturally the decentralized liberal media machines exclude Sept and Oct unemployment numbers were revised upwards (# of jobs less), the decline in unemployment % was primarily due to 300K+ people falling off the calculation. So Barrack E. Newman is off to the islands, mon', after exuding empathy for a pseudo-middle class dire plight. What a shocker. Another vacation after sustained inability to negotiate or compromise. Yessiree Mr. Clown in Chief, take your case to the people as they get it in the backside yet again. Should please some factions of your constituency, at least.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  4. qwerty

    jasoner you are so pathetic – do you even have a clue as to who caused the economic meltdown we are all in today? your beloved bush and his fellow gop'ers.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  5. acdcguy

    "Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics".............. next the seasonal hiring #"s will be thrown in our face......

    December 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
    • jean2009

      "Over this 29-month period, government employment has fallen by about 1.0
      million." "- while government contracted for the 23rd time in the last 29 months, losing 13,000 jobs"

      Source: Insperity.com ..."Government at a Glance" Inspiring Business Performance for November 2012.

      At least try to post honest facts.

      December 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
      • Dan

        Please get real just because someone posted something it doesnt make it a fact, look at the election, unemp rates, polls etc were constantley being revised(do to new info, probably more lies) , how can you really believe what you read anymore as being accurate,?? every day you read an apolgy for bad information

        December 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
      • NAM VET

        IN REPLY TO THE JEANIS FROM THE BOTTLE. IF WE WERE TO CUT EVERY GOV. JOB WE WOULD STILL HAVE A
        RETIRMENT DEBT BIGGER THAN OUR ANNUAL INCOME. THIS IIS BECAUSE THEIR BENEFITS AND WAGES WOULD
        STILL BE PAID FOR AS LONG AS THEY LIVE. WE HAVE AN ENTITILMENT THAT WE OWE TO GOV. WORKERS THAT WE AS CITIZENS DO NOT HAVE AND THANK GOD FOR THAT AS THAT WOULD PUT US THE CRAPPER 50 YRS. AGO.
        GUESS WHAT THAT IS JUST ABOUT THE TIME WE SHOULD HAVE REALIZED ALL THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN ONE DAY. IT HAS ARRIVED AND WE WILL PAY THE PIPPER DEAR LADY.

        December 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
    • Blake

      Jasoner,
      "...I give you the first four of Barry’s debt as Bush’s (of which I completely disagree with on every level)."

      Bush incresed the debt in his 8 years by over 155%.

      December 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • Bob

      Like the last guy to splooge your face?

      December 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
  6. freedom

    More lies! Who believes this? Are any of you going on a 20-day vacation to Hawaii over the holidays (that we're paying for, by the way)? I can barely afford to buy humble gifts for my immediate family. This is a continuation of the last failed 4 years – and the beginning of a very oppressive U.S. in the next 4 years. We will need to move mountains to get out of this mess by 2016. That's not even taking into account the non-existent and destructive foreign policy which allows our amabassadors and servicemen to be murdered, while the state department watches.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • jean2009

      No I'm not...but it is a vacation the first family is paying for...we are only responsible for their security regardless of where they spend their day, travel and secret service is part of our security responsibility. Plus the first family's holiday vacation gives White House staff vacation days to spend with their families, during the Holidays.

      Were you chiming in when George W. Bush spent half of his presidency on vacation?

      December 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
      • freedom

        George W. Bush didn't debilitate our economy by forcing a health care bill mandate down our throats and didn't go vacationing when we were having a national crisis. He was a great president who kept our nation safe for 7 years after 9/11. Whatever is happening since 2008 is Obama's to own – deal with it!

        December 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
      • jean2009

        No he did it with two unfunded and borrowed for wars, an unfunded Senior's drug benefit, by signing TARP on Oct, 2008 and the Auto Bailout on December 2008. And he left a monumental mess of the economy.

        Nex tto Ronald Reagan he is the second worst president of my 77 years.

        December 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
      • freedom

        Bush went on the offensive to defend our nation. Obama looks the other way and lies while our servicemen are murdered, and our flags are being burning. Your views about Bush do not change the fact that the policies Obama is putting in place are destructive to our economy and our national security. Obama has a whole term under his belt – the time limit of blaming Bush is officially over.

        December 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
      • Blake

        Freedom,
        remember this quote..."Bin Laden? I'm not worried about bin Laden..."

        December 7, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
      • December 2012

        IT IS RATHER HILARIOUS TO SAY THAT HE WENT AND DEFENDED US WHEN ALL HE DID WAS START MESSY WARS AND NOT EVEN CATCH THE GUY RESPONSIBLE FOR 9/11.

        December 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
      • Caramon

        Nex tto Ronald Reagan he is the second worst president of my 77 years

        I am not exactly certain what you would have wanted Reagan to do. Before he came into office, we had excessively high
        inflation and high unemployment. Jean what would you have done differently?

        December 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
      • jean2009

        Well freedom if you mean Bush went on the offensive like Don Quixote;tilting at non-existent windmills (WMD) and led us into two unfunded and unnecessary wars that shoved the deficit to the moon, and dumped the economy into a death spiral off the fiscal cliff... I would agree....now what was your point!

        I might remind you that over 3000 died on 9/11 while G.W. Bush was campaigning for NCLB with Florida school children. During his administration 4,500 of our young died in an unnecessary war for non-existent WMD, and he passed an unfunded senior drug bill, and drained the Treasury sending people unnecessary $600 checks to buy their votes.

        December 8, 2012 at 11:31 am |
      • freedom

        Like I said – Obama has a whole term under his belt – the time limit of blaming Bush is officially over.

        December 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
      • jean2009

        freedom ...There is no historical time limit for blame when it comes to George W. Bush's malfeasance of office. As Colin Powell told him: "You break it you own it." Fact is: historically he owns it for all time.

        December 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
      • NAM VET

        THERE HAS ONLY ONE PRESIDENT IN MY LIFE TIME WHO PAID HIS OWN EXPENSES WHILE IN OFFICE AND THAT WAS PRES. TRUMAN. HE ALSO REFUSED A RETIRMENT WAGE FOR MANY YRS. THEN WAS FORCED TO BY LAW TO BE
        PAID. I GUESS THAT WAS SETTING THE STAGE FOR FUTURE NEEDY OR GREEDY WHITE HOUSE FOLKS AND THE
        DUDES IN CONGRESS. I THINK THAT IS NOT AS THE CONSTITUTION STATES NOR ALLOWS. THERE HAVE BEEN SO
        MANY AMEDMENTS FOR CONVENIENCE TO CONGRESS IT IS PATHETIC. WE JUST LET IT HAPPEN–HOW DUMB WE ARE
        AND POLITICIANS COUNT ON OUR SHORT MEMORIES..

        December 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
      • Howard

        Jean ... for me, it's not about democrats vs. republicans ... it's about America ... and using the power of office to gorge yourself at the public trough ... while those who elected you are struggling. I would denounce someone from either party who acted in this way. You, on the other hand, continually, and predictably, express blind devotion to obama, no matter what he does. I suppose you will respond to my post, by insulting me, or telling me to move to Canada ... but, I've served in our country's military, contributed my time to community, paid taxes for 50 years, raised children and grandchildren ... and, I deserve to live here, defend our constitution ... and, oppose all who threaten America ... or, help those who threaten America ... and, that includes you, and the other obama stooges, who walk in lock step on these blogs !!!

        December 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
      • NAM VET

        BUSH AT HIS HOME WAS A WORKING VACATION. YOU SAID OB WORKS ALL TIME. HOW MUCH WORK IS DONE ON
        OUR DIME WHEN HE DANCES WITH THE STARS AND BROADS WHILE HIS WIFE IS HOME WITH THE KIDS. JUST SAYING.
        I LET YOUR FERTILE MIND WANDER ON THAT ONE.

        December 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
    • Caramon

      Despite my disagreements with the President's policies, he is also a father. I can't find fault for him wanting to spend some time with his family on vacation.

      December 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
      • freedom

        But the American people's taxes (those who pay taxes anyway) are paying for it and it's for 20 days! How could the president go away for that long while we have a fiscal crisis – and have the American people pay for it?? If all he wanted to do was vacation with his family and hob-nob with hollywood, then why did he become president?

        December 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
      • Jasoner

        Are you kidding? He can vacation in Chicago.

        December 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
      • Caramon

        Freedom, as many will tell you, I am pretty far to the right. The unfortunate thing as you read these posts is that it is all about party. No on seems willing to question their own party or say anything positive about the opposition. Same is true in washington and their is no consensus. I just simply do not feel it is necessary to disagree with the President on everything just to disagree. Ronald Reagan took vacations, George Bush took vacations, Bill Clinton took vacations and George Bush took vacations all on the tax payers dime.

        December 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
      • freedom

        I have a much deeper thought pattern than the one you are describing, and our country has never had a president this incompetent and dangerous – vacation, or no vacation.

        December 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
      • BillSD33

        Freedom, you just made Caramon's point. This president is neither incompetent nor dangerous. What is dangerous to this country is to hold onto the ideology that top down economics works, that giving handouts to the wealthy will solve our problems. What is dangerous is to hold the entire country hostage because you have ideologues who put their interests for 20% above the rest of the country.

        December 8, 2012 at 11:19 am |
      • freedom

        @BillS3DD
        The only ideology that is holding this country hostage is the far left – which is Obama. Bill Clinton at least could work with both sides and find common ground. Obama is extreme radical. And to twist my words to imply that I am making the point of my opposing view is the exact manipulation that got Obama elected. Your argument has no integrity or honesty.

        December 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
      • Caramon

        Well Bill, since I am considered to be a nasty old white guy, I probably won't agree with everything you have said. As Jean will tell you, I was a big fan of Reagan. However, I do agree the Republicans will need to concede on increasing revenues. I also want to see balance and a similar cut in expenses. Neither side seems to have any ability to come to consensus. Whether we want to believe or not, it is a problem with both parties. The first step all our representatives need is to find what they all agree on.

        But, as I stated before, I do not feel it is necessary to disagree with everything the President is doing simply to disagree. Believe it or not, I did not agree with everything Reagan did. If each President tried to please 100 percent, they will please no one.

        December 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • jean2009

      Turn of Rush and pay attention...this president has just pulled us out of the enormous mess left by George W. Bush.

      December 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
      • freedom

        The mess Obama is creating will be with us for generations. It is you and his supporters who have not been paying attention.

        December 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
      • December 2012

        SO I AM GUESSING THE NATIONAL DEBT STARTED WITH OBAMA? SO HE'S BEEN IN OFFICE FOR WHAT... 50 YEARS?

        December 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
      • freedom

        @ December
        One of these days – you and all the Obama supporters are going to have to face reality and live in the present. Obama has a whole term under his belt – he's officially accountable – even if he has manipulated you to believe he isn't.

        December 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        ONLY WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT THE REALITY THAT WE ARE ALL ACCOUNTABLE TO THE NATIONAL DEBT. IT IS CALLED THE 'NATIONAL' DEBT FOR A REASON, NOT 'OBAMA' DEBT. GET A CLUE.

        December 11, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • Blake

      Freedom,
      "More lies!"...How about this one..."Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from niger..."

      December 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
    • Blake

      Freedom,
      Here's another doozy of a lie..."Our intelligence sources tell us that he (Saddam) has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production."

      State of the Union Address � 1/28/2003

      The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as well as dozens of leading scientists declared said tubes unsuitable for nuclear weapons production - months before the war.

      December 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • Blake

      Freedom,

      President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office.

      George W. Bush was on vacation 1,020 days, more than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history.

      December 7, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
      • freedom

        Bush didn't go on date night to NY on Air Force One while our economy was tanking. He also didn't fly to Hawaii to luxury resorts while we were having fiscal devastation. He also didn't threaten the American people at Christmas that if they didn't do what he said, their taxes would all go up. This president behaves like a dictator. You can't compare that to any before him.

        December 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Yikes, almost a third of GWB's time in office was spent on vacation – a third asleep – and a third left to wrecking the economy and starting two wars he didn't bother to end. What a guy.

        December 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  7. BLKMANnAmerica

    and please ADD this............."HEALING" with any help what-so-ever from the repuks in Congress. Thank you very much.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  8. ShawnDH

    I am so SO thankful that President Obama was reelected and we can continue on the path to recovery. Of course our wacko GOP friends will try to sabotage the recovery, but we will vote them out in 2014.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  9. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Well Lessee,
    The Economy is healing says the White House. So, what's the problem? Lets just ignore the So-Called Fiscal Cliff and let everything go back to where thing were so good. Remember, the Private Sector is doiing fine.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  10. Dan B

    What path to recovery Shawn... We are going over the fiscal cliff- double dip recession. Good luck with 2014... Everyone knows you guys are desperate in the House. You can cling to HOPE that the Dems will take the House. Good luck with that. The Senate is a different story.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  11. December 2012

    IF THE PATH TO RECOVERY IS AUSTERITY EXCLUDING THE VERY RICH THEN WE NEED A REVOLUTION, NOT ANOTHER ELECTION.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  12. Dan B

    We need another election so Republicans can get the Senate. I must admit, this year, Republican candidates weren't that great, but if likable people enter then we are taking it. Democrats have way too many seats to defend, Republicans have on (Maine)

    December 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
    • Dan B

      One, not on, sorry

      December 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
    • jean2009

      If you haven't noticed the GOP senators are swimming like rats away from the mess they created.

      December 8, 2012 at 11:35 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        You mean like, JIM DEMINT – WHO NEVER PASSED A BILL IN HIS NAME during the course of his Senate term which he is now ending early to go and work for the Heritage Foundation 'cause it pays better?? Fine with me.

        December 8, 2012 at 11:46 am |
    • Just a thought

      LOL....The reason the Dems have too many seats to defend is because they have more seats period. Wow, you attempts to point out the obvious are amazing.

      The reality is the repubs are headed the way of the "do do bird", the Whigs – non existent to put it factually and not a moment too soon. Haven't you seen the repubs crying about messaging and why they lost? Turn off Faux & Nuts with old clueless Karl Rover- over and out. Forget the lies profered by Rush Limpburger. The party of No, Delusion and Obstruction is getting voted out in 2014. Thanks for playin'

      December 9, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  13. Ray E. (Georgia)

    It is so amazing. The Liberal's want everything. They have so many great ideas. They Want to do great things. The only problem they want the Conservatives and Republicians to pay for it. It's like that old Vaudville Joke. WITH YOUR MONEY AND MY BRAINS, WE WILL GO PLACES. I'll make it simple for them. GET RID OF OBAMA CARE, EXTEND THE BUSH TAX RATES FOR AT LEAST TEN MORE YEARS. Only then will things start to improve. Doing it the Lib's way insures more and more debt until the whole country collapes. Now the Libs want unemployment benifits extended as a lot of people's benifits are set to run out just after Christmas. The democrats have known about this problem for many months but have refused to do anything about it. Sorry. You cut your own throat. Now live with it.

    December 8, 2012 at 10:54 am |
    • jean2009

      Sorry but you lost...and we are going to keep Obama Care, we are going to raise tax rates back to the Clinton era...plus the GOP has known about these problems for more than just a few months they have known for the last 12 year; but they dug-in four years ago and refused to do anything thinking they would unseat the president and win....well that didn't happen.

      December 8, 2012 at 11:43 am |
      • John

        We all lost and it is more apparent every day.

        December 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
      • NAM VET

        OBAMA CARE IS SELF DEFEATING IN ITS VERTUAL CONCEPTION. ONLY ONE WAY IT COULD POSSIBLY BE COST
        EFFECTIVE IS NOT TO PAY FOR ANY PROCEDURE TO US SO CALLED RECIPIENTS. WE HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BIG
        TIME AND IT DOES NOT TAKE A GENIOUS TO FIGURE THAT ONE OUT. IT JUST GETS WORSE. THE BUBBLE WE HAVE
        EXPERIENCED ON SCRIPTS HAS NOT ENDED AND NOTHING ELSE WILL EITHER. I THINK THE CLIFF WOULD DEFEAT
        THIS ADMINISTRATION . FOR US IT WOULD JUSY MORE OF THE SAME AND WE ARE GETTING USED TO THAT RIGHT?

        December 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Ray,...you sound a little breathless. Running in from the golf course to post again??

      December 8, 2012 at 11:58 am |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        Gosh no Cynthia. I learned to seperate rhe Wheat from the Chaff a long time ago. It's understanding the Cold Hard Facts of life. Heck no, I just stopped in on my way from the Frech Reveria to tthe South Seas, where I spend my Winter's.
        There's and old saying out there. Maybe you've heard it. BEGGERS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS. IF WISHES WERE HORSES, BEGGER'S WOULD RIDE. The Republician's Conservatives and Job Creators want the hire people and give them a job. The Liberal's want benefits for all those (Beggers) and a job but will not be able to with Obama Care on the way. There is only so much money, as the people that bought houses with no means if support learned. Golly Cynthia, those Cold Hard Facte just keep coming. We all want to be Santa Clause but the Grinch is coming this year.

        December 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Just like I suspected, Ray........running into post right off the golf course.

        December 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
    • Just a thought

      @Ray, What amazes me is how you went through life and after a lost, you complain about it. I mean really (?) How vapid is that? The constitution constructs a government for the people and by the people. The majority of americans have re-elected Pres Obama. Do you not like the constitution? Is it that a majority of americans do not agree with the idiocy of your party? Well too bad......

      December 9, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  14. Dan B

    Cynthia, when Jim DeMint leaves, another Republican will just take his spot, so no loss.

    December 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      I think Governor Nikki Haley should appoint Stephen Colbert. HA!

      December 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  15. freedom

    @BillS3DD
    The only ideology that is holding this country hostage is the far left – which is Obama. Bill Clinton at least could work with both sides and find common ground. Obama is extreme radical. And to twist my words to imply that I am making the point of my opposing view is the exact manipulation that got Obama elected. Your argument has no integrity or honesty.

    December 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
    • Just a thought

      @Freedom.....Get over it. You sound like a very resentful, angry person. The Party of NO lost ! What is this far left extreme you are spewing here? Are you upset the Faux Blogs have been shut down so you spew the convenient idiocy over here? President Obama is trying to get 98% of American people a tax cut. In fact, its a 100% tax cut for the 1st $250K of ANYONE's income. How is that far left? President Obama has already put so called entitlements on the table for cuts. You tell which far left president or pol has ever said that's a good idea.

      You need to get off the Faux News knuckle dragging tom foolery. We need serious debate now that the election is over and YOUR PARTY Lost. The president isn't far left, he isn't a socialist, and he isn't muslim. Here endeth the lesson, please go learn ya somethin'

      December 9, 2012 at 9:58 am |
      • freedom

        It's time for you and all those who voted for Obama to realize that half the country disagrees with you, and will never respect this president. Insulting us and trying to ridicule our logic just shows your own ignorance and closed-mindedness.

        December 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
      • jean2009

        freedom...The last I checked polls state 60% of Americans agree with the President....so your numbers are not matching up to facts.

        December 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  16. italmn

    The republicans get into the W/H and spend Trillions and do it all on credit with NO way of paying it back. This is everytime they have the power. The Demacrates always have the job of cleaning up the mess and trying how to figure out how to pay the BILL when it's due. And YES, Bush is to BLAME period. This time ? The working class / middle class / poor are NOT going to be the ones to pick-up the tab alone. The Bills will be paid by ALL includeing the TOP 2 % and Socila Security will NOT be touched. Presidnt Obama will stick-it to you republicans once and for all.

    December 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  17. italmn

    How funny, the republicans and the conservitives say they want to creat jobs and give people work. But what they don't want to do is pay a desent wage, offer any health insurance, and cheat on their tax loop-holes, tax rates, and off shore their money. It's the GREED. Discusting and Un-American .

    December 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • Caramon

      cheat on their tax loop-holes, tax rates

      You might want to check on that. Loopholes are actually added to the tax codes so these people don't have to cheat. Speaking of cheating you may want to look up people like...

      Nicholas Cage
      Wesley Snipes
      Pamela Anderson
      Charley Rangel
      and Tim Giethner

      December 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        It seems Mitt could possibly be on that list, too. Don't forget Al Capone.

        December 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
      • Caramon

        It is time to leave Mitt alone. The election is over and your guy won. Get over it. No one, absolutely no one has provided any evidence to show Mitt Romney cheated on taxes. It is time to move on, or forward.

        December 9, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        You all put him on the ticket this time AND voted for him. That in itself was amazing on both counts. And, no, I won't stop picking on poor Mitt because he represents a greedy culture of so-called financial wizards who are in it for themselves.

        December 10, 2012 at 2:27 am |
      • Caramon

        Cynthia, it doesn't take wealth to make one greedy. If you look deeper in our culture, you will find in general, greed. Just think back to a story about an abused child, forty pounds and age 12. The mother chose to keep the child because it brought more government assistance. At least Romney donated a Lot to charity.

        December 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
      • Caramon

        How about another story about a woman who won a million dollar lottery. Yet, she was still on food stamps because lottery winnings is not actual income.

        December 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
      • Caramon

        13 charges filed against Rangel by an investigative panel in July.

        Those charges pointed to a collection of infractions related to four central elements of the case: that Rangel improperly used his congressional staff and official letterhead to raise seven-figure donations from corporate charities and chief executives for a college wing named in his honor; violated New York City rules by housing his political committees in his rent-controlled apartments in Harlem; did not pay taxes on a villa he owns in the Dominican Republic; and did not properly disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal financial assets.

        Maybe you would prefer someone like un-greedy Rangel

        December 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
      • jean2009

        You mean like Darrell Issa with Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Sirius, and DEI Holdings? I'm for term limits and no lobbyist.

        December 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Caramon, NOT ALL RICH ARE GREEDY seeing as 10 of the WEALTHIEST COUNTIES VOTED FOR OBAMA knowing that he was going to raise their taxes, I would definetly say that is true.
        Yes, there are people who scam the system RICH AND POOR ALIKE. Reform needs to be an ongoing project in our tax code and in all social programs but, to only say the poor are abusers like the Conservatives do without pointing the finger the other way is UNBALANCED.
        Nobody on the Dem side that I hear is advocating revenue only solutions. But, on the Repub side all I hear is slash and burn for 98% of Americans without touching the top 2% .
        The Republican Congress needs to detail what cuts they want and tell America. Some programs do not need to be gutted to make up for the revenue the wealthy aren't paying.
        As far as the woman you are talking about – Should she have had an abortion? What? Yes, I read where some poor in rural areas are keeping their kids out of school claiming learning disabilities (which some of them would NOT HAVE if allowed to go to school) to recieve gov't assistance. I DO NOT agree that that sort of abuse be rewarded. It abuses the child to keep them from an education, dooming them to poverty and dependence and abuses the system which was meant to help families with 'truly disabled children'. That, I agree, has got to have review and reform.

        December 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
      • jean2009

        Caramon...The bulk of Romney's charitable donations were to the Mormon Church....maybe you should check the actual amount of each dollar to the church that goes to actual helping people. The bulk of their money from donations goes to train more missionaries and build more churches. If you research you will find they spend less than 1% of actual donated dollars received on helping people in need. Of the $90 billion in donations last year it worked out to about $6.25 per member world wide in helping the needy.

        December 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
      • Caramon

        Sorry, comment posted below. Hit the wrong button.......again.

        December 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  18. Dan B

    Italmn, explain Obama's trillion dollar deficits. GWB's highest deficit was like 500 billion, so even if you still blame Bush, which is absurd, where did the other half come from. GWB didn't pass the failed stimulus or put 15 million more people on food stamps costing America more money.

    December 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Dan, Bush's Treasury Sec. Paulson pleaded to get 700 Billion for the banks WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED. He got the bucks for the banks WITH STRINGS.
      We still were in Iraq which we will be paying for (for who knows how long) AND are STILL in Afghanistan (thanks to Gens. McCrystal and Petraeus who beat their chests for a surge). We have huge amounts of injured veterans to care for from both conflicts. GWB left for the ranch.

      December 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
    • Just a thought

      @ Dan B,

      Are you posting for Faux Not News (Panel of the Intellectually vacant) ? The president doesn't spend money, CONGRESS HOLDS THE PURSE STRINGS. Read the constitution buddy. We need serious discussion during serious times, but its people like you that are in constant loss of the facts. Grow up, and/or learn how this country works, or simply be quiet and let the adults hold the conversation

      December 9, 2012 at 10:07 am |
    • jean2009

      I would suggest some serious reading, since you don't seem to comprehend the bulk of spending not covered by revenue happened during the Reagan and Bush years....Reagan tripled the deficit (he took the Federal debt from $900 billion to $2.7 Trillion) and Bush doubled the Federal deficit.

      Words of wisdom: Fox's bloviating is not a substitute for a history lesson. The facts of life are: if we spend money on the national credit card it is unseemly to go before the world and Welsh on that debt. As Americans we are and should be obliged to pay our debts...even thought the GOP doesn't think so, and this shouldn't be something debated by congress.

      Please ....you of Welsh descent, I mean no disrespect....I too have Welsh ancestry. Blame it on my Scots, Irish, English ancestry .

      December 11, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
  19. Catmandew

    Obama is out of his league remeber he was for the wars before he became president! Obamacare stifles job growth and remeber the uninsured will get the penalties! All you liberal fools will not keep in mind the only way out of this mess we all created is to tax everyone top 2% wont help! This fiscal cliff junk is just to scare people so Obama can get his way! If OBAMA had handled this in his first term instead of breaking the bank and passin Obamacare it would be done already! Obama needs to pass a BUDGET and stick to it!

    December 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Another country heard from.
      Obama did not vote for the Iraq war for one and it was the Republicans who decided last time that they wouldn't pay the bills that had come due to pay for the things they had already approved spending on the last Fiscal Cliff – which ended up giving us a downgraded credit score.

      December 9, 2012 at 11:28 am |
      • NAM VET

        OBAMA NEVER VOTED ON ANYTHING IN CONGRESS–JUST "PRESENT" –HE WAS SO BORED IN CONGRESS------–HE IS STILL A BORE.-------

        December 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        NAM VET,...... If Obama is sooooo boring – WHY DO YOU KEEP TALKING ABOUT HIM?

        December 12, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  20. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Heads up Folks,
    Deal or no deal there is a new slew of Taxes coming to a place, uh, no, make that your place. Like it or not you, yes you, will pay. DEAL OR NO DEAL, read all about it over on the Site that brings you the Cold Hard Facts, Fox News. Before long you ae going to be so sick of Obama Care you will want to committ Harry Carry. You asked for it!, You got it!

    December 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
    • Just a thought

      @Ray E.,

      Here are some facts, Red states i.e. places like Mississippi, Georgia, pay less than their fair share of each Federal tax dollar they receive. So its no surprise you had your neighbors complain about paying the bill. Ignorant and counter-intuitive comes to mind we hear the usual GOP / Tea-a-Troll phoney out rage about paying the bills. Don't you think its time for you to get over the election-neering (foolish Redumblican rhetoric) and talk about paying the bills created during "Dumbyah's" reign of terror?

      December 9, 2012 at 10:18 am |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        Jus a thought,
        A thought that little should not be out by it's self. For the record, you can vote all those liberal Program's out of existance. The Republician's and Conservatives didn't put them in place in the first place. So you have my permission to get rid of all of them, today. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

        December 10, 2012 at 9:14 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      So, Ray, you are suggesting we may all start singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" ??

      December 9, 2012 at 11:32 am |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        Uh, Aw,
        No Cynthia. You more likely should be singing, I DIDN'T KNOW THE GUN WAS LOADED. Or maybe you should buy Monica Crowley's book, WHAT THE BLEEP JUST HAPPENED? Them "DAMMED" Taxes are on the hoizion. And Cynthia, keep sending in those Shrouds in as I need my Welfare Check! I am mostly broke.

        December 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        The last I heard, Ray, Harry Carry was the Cubs announcer that lead that song at Wriggley Stadium. Now, about that trip to the South Seas – perhaps it's to study the rising sea levels threatening the many small islands in the area?? Or, perhaps help them save endangered sea turtle nesting sites? Sure beats golf.

        December 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        Cynthia,
        The correct spelling is Hara Kiri. I should have looked it up. It is a Japaniese Honor action. Something the Liberal's have no idea how to execute. I sing, NO HELP WANTED, I CAN HANDLE THIS JOB ALL BY MYSELF. Something the Liberal's know nothing about, except when they are appopirating other people's money, of which they are good at. Soon you will see it in action.

        December 10, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  21. Dan B

    Obama is wicked bad at knowing what the economy is going to do.

    December 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
    • Just a thought

      @ Dan, B,

      And you are visiting from what planet? During the "Bushy" meltdown, we didn't create any net jobs and nearly found ourselves revisiting the great depression. No President during our lifetimes has ever presided over an economy so in shambles, – losing nearly a million jobs every month the moment Pres. Obama took office, Banks going bankrupt, Wall Street dropping into the tank, The Auto Industry vaporizing, Bin Laden still sending us love notes., And in 4 years, President Obama has fixed mostly all of it....while dragging around the boat anchor Re-dumblican party the entire time.

      And its brainiacs like you who want to say he doesn't know what he's doing (?) HA HA....get a grip!

      December 9, 2012 at 10:24 am |
      • Judy

        What planet are you from? Your out there somewhere. Obama has run our debt up to an unpresidented amount and it is going to just get larger as he doesn't seem to have a clue about how to bring it under control. He borrows money from China to give to A123 a battery company and the company uses it to open a new large factory. Then the company is sold to China. The American people still have to pay back China. What is wrong with this picture? I read this on Fox news and knew that the Obama crew would discredit this story so I searched for A123 on CNN and found that this story was totally true just buried away and not headlines as it would look bad for Obama. We need our media to start reported the news and stop protecting Obama.

        December 10, 2012 at 11:17 am |
      • Caramon

        You must be younger than me. Of course I am simply a nasty old white guy. Many economists believe the economy was as bad or worse in 1980 than in 2008. It is up to certain methods of evaluation and interpretation. We also had high unemployment but also very high inflation. Interest rates surpassed 20 percent.

        December 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  22. Thomas

    the best approach is for both of them... boner and obummer... to reach a middle ground and then discuss the rest and divide that up. the result will be less painfull and no winner...except the taxpayer who voted these two morons into office.

    December 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  23. Catmandew

    Cynthia L. You need to look somethings up OBAMA caused our countrys credit rating to get downgraded twice! He has shown little to no leadership on both cases. The my way or the highway leadership is OBAMAS m.o.! He has not done a budget since getting in office! If he doesnt like a law or it is going fast enough for him he just writes an executive order! There is a reason laws are made the way they are go back to highschool government class if you do not know this! By goin around congress like OBAMA has done they refuse to work with him! Lastly you indivually will get penalized for not having health insurance under OBAMACARE the companies will chose not to provide options because that will easiest for them! It is an individual mandate afterall!

    December 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
    • Steve

      Your comments are untruthful and very much Faux News derived.

      December 10, 2012 at 4:19 am |
      • freedom

        Catmandew is totally correct. You mean you didn't know all of this before you voted? Like half of America – believed whatever Obama told you – he won by manipulation.

        December 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
    • Ian

      Obama wasn't solely responsible for our nation's credit downgrade. Congress, our congress, wouldn't vote on raising the debt ceiling. The vote was simple, "America pays it's bills, or we default on our obligations." The Tea Party held this country hostage, causing the downgrade before finally raising the debt ceiling. If you can't see that, you are blind. Say what you want to about Obama, but that's EXACTLY what caused us to have a AA credit rating. Do you have any idea what that's done to our country? I'm just so sick of this FREEDOM this and FREEDOM that and LIBERTY, COURAGE, blah blah blah. Do you people know how ignorant and stupid this is? The KOCH brothers have personally funded a "grassroots" organization, helping to convince a few god fearing, racist, bible thumpers into believing that they DONT NEED GOVERNMENT. We saw millions of people in 2010 vote against their own interests without having any idea they were doing it! It's a punishable crime. I don't think Democrats are great, but they shine in comparison to some of these GOP members. We need serious entitlement reform, especially when it comes to unemployment and welfare benefits. We need to cut down on their abuse, but guess what you will probably need to do that? MORE GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT. Go figure!? More government? We cut entitlements and we raise taxes. First on the wealthy, and then when the economy recovers, we increase rates for everyone else. Avoiding the fiscal cliff is just one step. Also, state workers pensions didn't cause the recession, nor did governments. It wasn't unemployment that bankrupted this country. It was two unpaid for tax cuts, two unpaid for wars, and a entitlement system that was flawed. Who the hell still thinks trickle-down works? Do you read books? Seriously, do you pay attention to what happens around you. It's about time we stop that discussion. You know what causes businesses to hire more? DEMAND. NOT LOW TAXES, BUT DEMAND. More money in the hands of the majority results in more spending, more spending = more goods, more goods is more demand, more demand is more workers, more tax payers, more revenue... I can only imagine how robust our economic growth would be if we took all the money we gave the top 2%, through deductions/loopholes/taxbreaks, and gave it to the middle class. It is rediculous to continue to talk about Obama as some radical. The man is PRETTY moderate by most standards. There are some extremely liberal people we need to kick out of office, but Obama isn't one of them. Enjoy your gun, enjoy your bible, and enjoy saying words like "freedom"... it's clearly all you have.

      December 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
      • NAM VET

        YOUR VIEW OF FREEDOM IS A LOT LIKE THE DUDE IN OUR COUNTRIES BEGINNING. HE STATED HIS HATE IN AMERICA
        AND WAS PUT ABOARD A SHIP THAT SAILED PUT OF VIEW OF AMERICA. HE DIED A HEART BROKEN MAN FOR
        NEVER AGAIN HAVING SEEN THE LAND HE YEARNED FOR. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE,WE ALL PAY FOR IT PROUDLY,
        AT LEAST ALL THAT I NOW OF,THE OTHERS I FEEL SORRY FOR.

        December 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
      • Carlos

        Id say u have an obammy crush,,,, how cute

        December 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  24. Kool-Aid Police

    The white house has been saying this for 4 years, I guess sonner or later they'll be right.

    December 10, 2012 at 7:00 am |
  25. Rev Dr Felix Nwosu

    THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA POLICIES WERE TRUELY WORKING AND SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED IN WHATEVER THAT SHALL FAVOUR UNITED STATE OF AMERICA PEOPLE THANK YOU.

    December 10, 2012 at 7:10 am |
    • Judy

      Where are you from? Your english is lacking.

      December 10, 2012 at 11:10 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        If you read some of the posts from people from here you could say that about them. By the way Judy, where are you from? GEESH.

        December 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • John

      IF OBAMA'S POLICIES ARE WORKING WHY DO WE NEED TO RAISE TAXES? WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR?

      December 10, 2012 at 11:25 am |
      • jean2009

        Think about it this way...The Iraq and Afghan wars are projected to cost us $4.4 Trillion, that does not include the cost of Libya, or the World Wide cost for the War on Terror estimated to have cost a few trillion, or the future and current cost for caring for those wounded by those wars, then add the $1 Trillion annual defense budget for hardware, staff, personnel, etc. Then look at the Federal Deficit, and it is no mystery as to why it stands at $16 Trillion. At least it shouldn't be a mystery!

        I ask you, what other civilized country spends that much on war or the procurement for war, and then whines about spending $64 billion to educate its citizens, and whines even more about the cost for keeping its citizens healthy, and for keeping the least fortunate among us not too well feed?

        i would say the biggest cuts should start with that bloated military budget, and by first not spending money on things like tanks the military doesn't even want. Regardless of whose district the factory for those tanks is located near. While whining about cost of Medicare, and the cost for the elderly who have paid their taxes over a lifetime.....meanwhile you will find that John Boehner (and ilk) are actively promoting that we should keep right on paying to build outdated and unwanted tanks. I know the people who are building those tanks like their job....but wouldn't it be better if they were productively building something we actually need, and can use? As it stands we will be wasting money to build items headed for mothballing at some remote place like China Lake....until we can sell them to some third world country where we will undoubtedly need to stamp out another costly war.

        December 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
      • jerry

        the debt obama added in the last four years...expanded social spending...and etc.. In short the destructionh of the dollar.

        December 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
      • jean2009

        jerry....wrong again.

        If you spent $20. for an item in 2001
        In 2008, the same item would cost $24.33
        Or a 21.6% inflation rate

        If you purchased an item for $20.00 in 2008
        The same item would cost you $21.49 in 2012
        Or, an inflation rate of 7.4%.

        December 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  26. Caramon

    Yes, there are people who scam the system RICH AND POOR ALIKE. Reform needs to be an ongoing project in our tax code and in all social programs but, to only say the poor are abusers like the Conservatives do without pointing the finger the other way is UNBALANCED.

    I completely agree. As you will note, the woman who won the lottery and Charlie Rangel are not poor. Likewise the system is abused by many, rich, poor and elected. That is why I think we should focus on the problem. To continually point a finger at Mitt Romney is equally unbalanced.

    Jean, if Mitt Romney sold everything he had and donated all to the ten most needy schools in his community, you would probably find something negative to say about it.

    December 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
    • jean2009

      No, if he went into the most oppressed center of a large city and built 10 schools.... I would actually think they should name the schools for him. But, then I don't think 10 schools would come close to bankrupting him. Ask yourself what a wonderful legacy that would be?

      December 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
      • Caramon

        I don't know about the cost Jean. A couple of years ago our school simply did an expansion and the price tag was around 45 Million. I am not certain, but I don't think Romney is that rich. Oprah could do it though.

        December 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
      • jean2009

        Caramon A great deal of federal matching grant money helped build 5 new schools and revamped and modernized 3 other schools, in our area, over the last 4 years....it cost a bundle. It was long overdue since some of the previous buildings were built in the first 20 years of the last century. The now modernized campus high school was built in the late 60's. Some of these school are now so large you need a map, you can get lost in them.

        December 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
    • jean2009

      BTW I hope you didn't miss my response that the moderator held up on the article with he wreaths.

      December 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
      • Randy

        Heres a fact you truly are an idiot

        December 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • jerry

      the marxist hate Romney...and they should. He and other like him are a real threat. The obama legacy will be like two terms of carter...a mess in foreign affairs, sinking dollar, high unemployment, and the interest rates and inflation on the ceiling in two years. Hard hard lesson to learn...again and again...after all, we should have learned after the LBJ mess.

      December 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      I am not defending any one of the people you listed. I am not defending the practice by Congress of 'INSIDER TRADING' which I complained as loudly as everyone else did. I especially complained loudly that in writing up the news rules of conduct for Insider Trading – that Eric Cantor's office tried to slip thru an exemption for Congress' families. Oops.

      December 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Caramon, the lady that won the lotto WANTED TO STILL KEEP HER FOOD STAMP SUPPLEMENT but ended up in trouble and having to pay the gov't back for her time as a millionaire. So, let's talk about Tom DeLay now – remember him supporting the slave wages and basic detention of workers in the Mariana's? Remember his golf forays in Scotland for his supporters/investors on the U.S. dime?

        December 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
      • Caramon

        Isn't amazing how many people we can find gaming the system. I am guessing you will find mostly republicans and I will find mostly democrats. Funny thing is we are both right.

        December 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        WE ALL have to take personal responsibily for our own actions that end up hurting others and thereby hurting our communities and ultimately our nation. Often not out of malice but of ignorance. Polictical parties and their representatives ARE SUPPOSED to serve the greater good and NOT a rigid ideology, nor are they supposed to serve the easiest route to pad their coffers. We have such a wonderful country to live in and I wouldn't trade it for another in my heart. I know you feel the same way. It's up to the American people to live honestly because that is the only way we can stay free.
        P.S. You say you are an old white guy BUT I think you should NOT label yourself as nasty. Cheers, Caramon

        December 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
      • Caramon

        Well thank you Cynthia. I try to respect other opinions even when I don't agree.

        December 11, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  27. Dan B

    It is important to remember some facts Obama people- 6 trillion new debt, 15 million more on food stamps, credit score downgrade, AND SOOOO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!

    December 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • freedom

      Absolutely – add to that a real threat to our national security. He wants us to implode.

      December 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  28. Ind.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 11, 2012 at 1:06 am |
  29. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Economy is healing, White House says...

    Keep that FEDERAL printing press rolling and everything will be fine !!!
    WE will issue shopping carts so you can take your $$$ to purchase bread.

    December 11, 2012 at 7:04 am |
  30. Tom1940

    And? Is this because of? Or, in spite of?: The efforts of Pres. Obama and his Administration in his first term? I suggest the economy, independent of political interference, and in spite of the everything possible this Administration has done to finally "kill off" Left-Wing Democrat's most hated and despised "thing" – that being "capitalism and the free-enterprise system". The "Free-Enterprise System and Capitalism" have endured! Like a damaged, sinking ship, surviving a terrible, terrible storm, it is now beginning to right itself, in spite of every effort on the part of Democrats to sink it. It will endure. Thank God for that! The next 4-years cannot pass quickly enough to get beyond this "American Reign of Economic Terror", being imposed upon our country by this inept, bumbling and intelligent-deficit "campaigner-in-chief". As the "face" of a well-healed, political "machine" he has been elected, and re-elected. Too bad he and his handlers do not understand how to "lead", "govern" nor have any understanding what-so-ever of "American Excellence and Leadership", instead choosing change the U.S. into another European-Styled Socialist nation, ran by soul-less, lock-stepped "Ideologues". "Ain't gonna happen – Jack!!" The pendulum swings and you will be "history" and your legacy will be swept away, just as you are destined to be. History corrects "it's" mistakes.

    December 11, 2012 at 10:46 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      So, since the left is trying to 'kill Capitalism' WHY ARE THEY OUT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING??

      December 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  31. NAM VET

    THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE ECONOMY IS HEALING. THEY JUST CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE IN A SCAB AND
    GANGERINE.

    December 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Labor Dept. issued a statement that says claims for unemployment are DOWN to a new 4 YR LOW.

      December 13, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  32. single mom

    "Healing?" You mean, like the 'Summer of Recovery' a few years ago? They've been telling us this for 3 1/2 years and more and more people have stopped looking for work, gone on food stamps and filed for other hand-outs. (Please take note that I said 'hand-outs'. I'm not talking about veterans or wounded military or other retirees who are getting back from the system (some) of what they put in.)

    December 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  33. Dan B

    I usually go with the opposite of what this administration says. If they say the economy is healing, it probably isn't. Plus, even if by some magical surprise, why raise taxes on a frail economy?

    December 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      I DON'T KNOW. WHY DON'T YOU ASK CONGRESS???

      THEY ALL AGREED TO HAVING EVERYONE'S TAXES GO UP. IT'S CALLED THE FISCAL CLIFF. LOOK IT UP SOMETIME.

      December 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
  34. bob

    300,000 layoffs since election day – obanma is a f ing liar

    December 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
  35. Bubby jow

    Our biggest problem is currently Obama, don't worry about anething els!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  36. Dan B

    I'm asking everyone. I don't know why the idiots in Congress passed this bill and why the president signed it- both are to blame. Why is revenue necessary now may I ask in a VERY frail economy.

    December 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      WHY DON'T YOU READ UP ON THE NATIONAL DEBT? APPARENTLY IT IS UNSUSTAINABLE ONLY NOW BECAUSE OBAMA IS IN OFFICE. GO FIGURE.

      December 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
  37. James

    Well, t goes to show that if you feed the White House enough money it gets all better.

    December 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm |
  38. NAM VET

    I GET THE IIMPRESSION FROM MOST BUT NOT ALL THOSE WHO ARE MAKING COMMENTS ARE NOT WORKING AND GETTING ASSISTANCE AND ALSO FOOD STAMPS TO. YOUR INCOME IS HIGHER THAN MOST WHO DO NOT WORK
    ALSO GETTING A SUPPLEMENTAL CHECK FROM OBAMA TO POST THE CRAP I AM READING. LIFE IS GOOD WITH OB
    AS LONG AS SOMEONE ELSE IS PAYING FOR IT-

    December 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  39. NAM VET

    THERE IS NOT ONE POST ON THIS SECTION THAT EVER SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN UNIFORM OR IN ANY OTHER
    CAPACITY FOR HIS OR HER COUNTRY. I SERVED FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY AND SORRY TO SAY FOR YOUR SORRY
    ASSES AS WELL.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Ho-hum,.....don't you have Christmas lights to hang? The American taxpayer has paid for health services FOR YOU and will pay for health services FOR YOU till you die. Who is on the dime, old man? Both my sons have served and one is STILL SERVING 9 years and counting FOR YOU TO SIT ON YOUR A$$ and complain. POINT THE FINGER AT YOURSELF.

      December 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
      • Dan B

        That is awful to say to a former service member

        December 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Do you realize that the Military has the BIGGEST CHUNK of our BUDGET?? Those ARE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES and NAM VET who WAS ONE and STILL HAS BENEFITS complains when the party he favors wanted to CUT HIS BENEFITS. Get real.

        December 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  40. Dan B

    Just watched the news. GO MICHIGAN. It is too bad Obama's day out there was wasted. 24 down, 26 to go.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      VOTER SUPPRESSION clearly tells us that politicans want us to "LISTEN TO THEM" - 'NOT THEM' LISTENING TO US. They don't care who we want to vote for OR the issues we support. THEY ARE FOLLOWING AN AGENDA THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE 'OUR OPINION'.
      Maybe, it's why FOX ENTERTAINMENT NEWS DOESN'T HAVE A COMMENT SECTION.
      Gov. Snyder in Michigan thinks VOTER SUPPRESSION guarantees him another term as Governor. So do some of the other Republican Gov.'s. WHAT SAY YOU, AMERICA??

      December 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm |