LETTER: Wake up to angry Obama

I pray that more people are waking up to the president of the United States. Americans are losing their jobs and lifestyle. However,
Sandusky Register Staff
May 13, 2010

I pray that more people are waking up to the president of the United States. Americans are losing their jobs and lifestyle. However, our president is content to travel the world, have parties at the taxpayers' expense and continue to campaign. He also is wonderful at blaming everyone else for his continued failure. This person was elected to be president of the United States. As president, he has been placed in a position that requires leadership. Leaders accept responsibility and losers loathe responsibility

With total control of Congress, he has failed to accomplish anything. The only thing consistent with him is his continuous blaming of George Bush. President Bush was not perfect. However, he did not continually place blame on President Clinton. I know of no past presidents (Democrat or Republican) who blamed the previous administration.

Americans need to stop watching reality television and wake up to the reality of their life under this individual. He is an angry man. All you need is to start paying attention to the look on his face when he does not get his way.

Dan Carroll

Sandusky

Comments

EZOB

Let me explain this private and public thing. It doesn't matter what sector you are talking about, it's who it pertains to. It goes like this: If it the taxpayers money or belongings it's "PUBLIC PROPERTY". If it belongs to those in government it's "PRIVATE PROPERTY".

wetsu

I wonder what the hourly rate is for those strippers and prostitutes?

FDR not only sold the country out for the sake of his maniacal ego, he blocked anti-lynching laws in order to do so.

here in ohio

February 12, 2010
Blackwater Allegedly Charged U.S. Taxpayers for Strippers and Prostitutes.

brutus smith

According to data provided to the House panel, the average per-day pay to personnel Blackwater hired was $600. According to the schedule of rates, supplies and services attached to the contract, Blackwater charged Regency $1,075 a day for senior managers, $945 a day for middle managers and $815 a day for operators.

According to data provided to the House panel, Regency charged ESS an average of $1,100 a day for the same people. How the Blackwater and Regency security charges were passed on by ESS to Halliburton's KBR cannot easily be determined since the catering company was paid on a per-meal basis, with security being a percentage of that charge.

Halliburton's KBR blended its security costs into the blanket costs passed on to the Defense Department.

How much more these costs are compared with the pay of U.S. troops is easier to determine.

An unmarried sergeant given Iraq pay and relief from U.S. taxes makes about $83 to $85 a day, given time in service. A married sergeant with children makes about double that, $170 a day.

Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Baghdad overseeing more than 160,000 U.S. troops, makes roughly $180,000 a year, or about $493 a day. That comes out to less than half the fee charged by Blackwater for its senior manager of a 34-man security team.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp...

goofus

It's so sad that the left can't distinguish between public and private sectors.

brutus smith

So that means we shouldn't have a military and shouldn't be involved in wars because we don't make a profit and nobody is held accountable. No police or fire since they are not profitable, and we should equip our EMS with credit card machines to see if you can afford being treated before they perform any services.

Rabbi

If a company, whether it is operated by the government or private entity is profitable, it can only improve the product or service it provides. Further, in the private sector, when companies are not profitable, the leadership is terminated, or the company goes bankrupt. Further, when services are "provided" by the government, a person's ability to control their own destiny is inhibited.

brutus smith

Rabbi, do you think the Gov. should make a profit providing services to the citizens of America?

Rabbi

Hey Brutus- remember Amtrak? Government's attempt to intervene in the passenger railroad market has never seen profitability, or self-sustainability since it's inception, despite a steady increase in ridership. This would indicate to most that government cannot efficiently manage money-taxpayer dollars. Don't get me wrong- I think we all have a right to affordable health care, but history tells us that government shouldn't get involved.

brutus smith

Still think private insurance is working??

Among the report's findings on specific insurance companies:

* Wellpoint increased profits 91% from 2008 while it chopped 3.9% of its total enrollment.
* United Health's profit increased 28% from 2008, while enrollment dropped by 3.4%
* Cigna's profit increased 346% and enrollment dropped 5.5%
* Humana's profit increased by 61% while enrollment decreased by 1.7%.
* Aetna was the only company with a drop in profit and a gain in enrollment. The company's profit declined by 8% from 2008, and enrollment grew by 7%

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Wash...

brutus smith

When unemployment went from 25% to 14% something obviously worked. In fact most Economists agree that the Gov didn't spend enough money to stimulate the economy back then because they listen to Conservatives, who like now were only looking to get elected. The end result was most of our infrastructure was built during these times, roads, bridges, schools, most of which are still standing today. Anyone coming out with a new "study" today whether it be Conservative or Liberal about things back then, should be deemed suspicious, and see who is behind it. And if that is your opinion fine, but don't try to say Liberal economists agree with you, because its just not true.

rbeau69

Brutus: I didn't expect you to actually let facts stand in the way of your agenda. These are only two economists out of more than 100 that have researched the effects of FDR's New Deal. I don't however, expect to change your mind. You are entitled to your beliefs and opinions as am I. Welcome to America.

brutus smith

rbeau, you're joking about Cole and Ohanian being Liberal right????? Are you basing them being Liberal because that teach at UCLA??? Are you saying educated people who teach are only Liberal??? LOL. When you tell people to research something you should follow your own advice. Google Cole and Ohanian. They are Libertarians, like Winston, not Liberals. Bwahahahaha.

6079 Smith W

Worth a read:

'The New Poor; Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs':

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/2...

Unemployed in Ohio?

'Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.'

- Horace Greeley

6079 Smith W

@ rbeau69:

Regarding bs’ comment on U.S. spending ‘it's way out of a Depression.’

The dynamics of the economy were totally different and he’s interpreted the lesson wrongly.

Young men returning from war had a pent-up demand for 'private' goods and services.

Today, the U.S. is faced with an increasingly aging population that are net users of 'public' services.

In 1946 and thereafter, it wasn’t the ‘spending’ that created the boom; it was the demand.

bs is promoting a fallacy.

6079 Smith W

@ rbeau69:

Add Amity Shlaes to your list:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/co...

Her book, “The Forgotten Man”:

http://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-...

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FYI:

Adding the unfunded liability of govt. entitlement spending with our 'known' Federal debt burden and the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio is 847%.

See:

http://www.forbes.com/2009/12/18...

EZOB

rbeau69--wetsu:
I've most definitely read this about FDR's programs in a couple books where this "wasn't" the major topic. I couldn't post, because I can't remember which books they are. Several economists do have this theory. I'd wager many economists share this same opinion in 2010 and many more agree but are afraid to voice an opinion.

wetsu

Add John T. Flynn, a FDR contemporary, to that list.

rbeau69

Brutus, How about two. Harold L. Cole and Lee E. Ohanian. Both liberal economists from UCLA. Oh and here is the link since libs such as yourself tend to enjoy taking the easy way out, rather than researching it yourself.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/...

brutus smith

rbeau, name one.

rbeau69

Brutus says: " Ahhhh Winston there was this one little country that spent it's way out of a Depression. Let me think for a minute, it's right on the tip of my tongue, give me a minute, got it, THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA, with it's massive Gov spending with FDR's programs and WWll's MASSIVE GOV SPENDING. "

Actually, maybe you should do more research. Even most liberal economists have found that the massive government spending actually prolonged the great depression. They found that had FDR not crafted the new deal we likely would have pulled out of the great depression much sooner.

brutus smith

That's funny nick, he, she, it thinks we are the same person. Like you said they must be new to not have witnessed some of our scraps. LOL

digger nick

Starry you MUST be seeing stars or new to the forum. Clue Up!

starryeyes83

obviously bruta$$ smith and nickydickey are the same moronic person.

6079 Smith W

@ wetsu:

Glad you liked the article - me too.

Regardless of who is president in the coming yrs., I continue to believe that with its massive debt spending that the U.S. is potentially headed for a loss of confidence and a subsequent credit collapse.

Remember a number of years ago whenever conservatives would even hint at the suggestion of cutting domestic spending and the collectivists would parade out the widows, orphans and seniors?

Cut spending? Ain’t gonna happen.

Politicians continue to sell a gullible constituency on the sustainability of a tenuous taxing, spending and borrowing economic model.

Keynes was wrong, Mises was right.

TANSTAAFL – There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.

I started reading: “This Time Is Different.” I’ve never found the adage, ‘ignorance is bliss’ to be comforting.

http://www.amazon.com/This-Time-...

6079 Smith W

redrider07419 wrote on Feb 20, 2010 12:07 PM:

‘WE WERE AT A $200 BILLION SURPLUS WHEN HE LEFT OFFICE YOU IDIOT!!!!’

And what exactly were the steps that Mr. Clinton took in order to secure that elusive surplus?

Perhaps it was the Republican controlled House and Senate that helped to curtail Clinton’s spending?

You are conveniently forgetting the bursting of the Tech Bubble that began in March 2000, 9-11 and hurricane Katrina; both of which cost the U.S. economy trillions of dollars.

The most devastating manmade and natural disasters to ever hit the U.S. occurred in 2001 and 2005 respectively.

In light of those unpredictable events, no surplus was sustainable.

digger nick

Typical Democrats, Accountability and fiscal responsibility are something the average Democrat missed their 2nd year in 6th grade.

Bwahahahahahaha!

brutus smith

At least he doesn't use a redneck teleprompter like Palin does. Bwahahahahahhaa!!!!!!!!

mikel

ezob..thats what i am saying

bs..you know every time obamass opens his eyes and reads from the teleprompter, because he's not smart enough on his own, the first words out of his mouth are "we inherited this mess". will he still be blaming bush in two years? like i said earlier when he was a senator, and i use those words loosely, he contributed to this mess, as his record shows, so he does not have much room to blame anyone.

brutus smith

Typical Republicans, nope wasn't me, I didn't do it, must have been someone else. Responsibility and Republicans don't go together.

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