The president has no constitutional authority to allocate any funds. He can only suggest. That being said, it's the house and the senate that has that authority. He has asked for funds to kick start our economy, everything he asked for was granted. How's that working for us? I know it's Bushes fault. But the house and senate have given Obama what he said he needed to fix the economy. So who's at fault? He asked, they delivered.
I'm confused localgirl, I slammed your guy as well as the house and senate and you agreed with me. I didn't vote for him and wouldn't, he and his party are out to destroy what I cherish. Besides I don't vote on emotion.leasantry:
Because you have a good point. I know I'm just one of those uppity, emotional womenfolk, who can't be trusted to make important decisions and whatnot, especially when it's my moon-time or what have you, but dagnabit, every once in a while my genius-level IQ and three college degrees actually kick in and I recognize a reasonable, logical argument and can be swayed from my otherwise dangerously hysterical state to consider the merits of sound reasoning. I do, in fact, run on logic and reason, darlin'.
Tucker's Mom:217693 said:CHECK YOUR MAIL
Just wanted to let you know - today I received my 2011 Obama Stimulus Package.
It contained two watermelon seeds, cornbread mix, a prayer rug and 10 coupons to KFC.
The directions are in Spanish.
Hope you get yours soon.
It seemed like a good idea at the time....
Actually, I still don't think he's half as bad as a lot of people make him out to be.
Here's my thing: I've always voted fairly liberal and Democratic. There have been times in the past I leaned more right, and times I voted Republican locally. I always figured it was better to err on the side of the left, if I had to err at all.
Here's where I get my facts: politifact.com and ontheissues.org
I could give a fig what obviously biased outlets have to say, because most everyone has an agenda.
I studied the issues and the candidates a lot. I liked what Obama had to say. I liked that he was young, and ambitious, and his views and values matched mine on the most important issues. I really liked that he was a good public speaker, because George W frankly embarrassed me nearly every time he spoke.
Political debates always fall apart into "The President doesn't really have any control anyway, it's all the House and Congress," so I figured I'd go with someone who at least presented himself well.
I liked Ron Paul. I went to the polls intending to vote for Ron Paul. Then that "wasted vote" idea just kept poking at my mind. Plus, the reason i like Paul was because he wanted to give rights to states. I thought, that's a great idea. You don't like guns? Go live in a gun-free state. You don't like abortion? Go live in an abortion-free state. And better yet, on the state level, your vote is going to count and your voice is actually going to be heard. But then I thought, what if his personal views overpower his promises? My values and his values don't line up in important areas.
During the debates, I liked McCain. However, and I'm sorry to say this to her fans, I really disliked Sarah Palin. I felt like she was seriously devoid of knowledge, and that she demonstrated this time and again, plus she never engaged in serious discussion, she only spewed catchy slogans and sound bites. She was the epitome of the beauty queen, lovely to look at, and full of answers about saving the children and ending world hunger.
Still, I liked McCain. Until that debate where he called Obama "that one." And it wasn't even the "that one," it was his whole attitude. He was nasty and surly and petulant. He was like some pissed off teenager whose girlfriend just danced with some other guy. I didn't want an angry child running the country.
So Obama got my vote. And like I said, I don't really think he's all that bad. I don't see him taking away gun rights, I don't see him running the country into the ground.
However, I also don't see him doing much to help us out, either.
I don't much care about the rhetoric, the rumors, the speculation. I don't give a damn about his birth certificate, or his religion, or if he uses a teleprompter.
What I care about is results.
I'm not seeing them.
I actually quite like Obama as a person, but I'm afraid he's not getting the job done that I hired him for. It appears a lot of other people feel the same way. His approval ratings are quite low at this time.
At this point, I'm hoping there will be other viable candidates. I'm not seeing them yet. But one thing is certain. I'll not be voting for Obama again. This time, I'm not worried about wasting my vote, and I'm not worried about erring on the side of caution. My vote goes to someone else, because, ladies and gents, it's truly time for a change.