Obama Promises New Era of Big Government

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. pspr


    President Obama will use his election-year State of the Union address on Tuesday to argue that it is government’s role to promote a prosperous and equitable society, drawing a stark contrast between the parties in a time of deep economic uncertainty.

    In a video preview e-mailed to millions of supporters on Saturday, as South Carolina Republicans went to the polls to help pick an alternative to him, Mr. Obama promised a populist “blueprint for an American economy that’s built to last,” with the government assisting the private sector and individuals to ensure “an America where everybody gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everybody plays by the same set of rules.”

  2. State of the Union to be yet another campaign speech?

    People have short memory retention. This is the same message he campaigned on in '08... His "Fundamental Transformation of America"...

    And look what that got us...

  3. It's so refreshing have a captain of the ship of state that has some mental ability to navigate after 8 years under the neocons ,and Bush, and foundering on reefs.
  4. pspr


    You are an idiot!
  5. So easy to push your button.

    The problem with the ship is the crew is infested with TP/GOP dummies and mutineers. They're afraid of the edge of their flat earth.
  6. Ricter


    Pspr jumps every time he sees his own shadow.
  7. pspr


    I rest my case.
  8. Well it got us started out of huge hole left by the mismanagement of the previous admin. It got slightly further down the road of health care reform. It has made big gains in safeguarding loose nuclear materials. It has made credit card companies more transparent with the conditions. It has increased protections for consumers and killed Bin Laden along with a bunch of other bad guys.

    Established the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. ref
    Established President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans. ref, ref , ref
    Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010. ref, ref
    Dodd-Frank (DF) Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the biggest financial reform law since the Great Depression. ref
    Managed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) ref
    Assigned a Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program Act of 2009. ref
    Pension relief Act of 2010. ref
    Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act. ref, ref
    Played a lead role in G-20 Summit re: financial crisis. ref
    Reformed deferral rules to curb tax advantages for investing overseas. ref
    Established new offshore investment policy that promotes in-sourcing. ref, ref

    I could go on, but I understand, you'd never give him credit for anything. Your rabid ideology prevents you from doing so. It's OK, you're not alone, there are many narrow-minded ideologues just like you out there.
  9. Ricter


    Did you see the report on US deleveraging from McKinsey Global Institute?


    <img src="http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/MGI/Research/Financial_Markets/~/media/42EEAB23ECA04E329F2E84FCD317999F.ashx">
  10. pspr


    ANYTHING GOOD. We never give him credit for ANYTHING GOOD. That's because he hasn't done anything good except fly his drone around Pakistan - Until he lost it in Iran.
    #10     Jan 23, 2012