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    Don't forget Obama who has continued the failed Bush/GOP strategies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kres24GT
    Don't forget Obama who has continued the failed Bush/GOP strategies.
    Don't forget the GOP strategy of incorporating RECORD setting filibusters and obstruction over the last 4 years.

    By the way what type of strategy game plan should Obama have used to right the wrongs of 8 years of Bush and a GOP Congress who would not help Obama....one I-OTA?

    Lets not forget the Republican have been Sabotaging the Economy and economic recovery measures for 4 years now.

    1.Filibustering the American Jobs Act. Last October, Senate Republicans killed a jobs bill proposed by President Obama that would have pumped $447 billion into the economy. Multiple economic analysts predicted the bill would add around two million jobs and hailed it as defense against a double-dip recession. The Congressional Budget Office also scored it as a net deficit reducer over ten years, and the American public supported the bill.


    2.Stonewalling monetary stimulus. The Federal Reserve can do enormous good for a depressed economy through more aggressive monetary stimulus, and by tolerating a temporarily higher level of inflation. But with everything from Ron Paul's anti-inflationary crusade to Rick Perry threatening to lynch Chairman Ben Bernanke, Republicans have browbeaten the Fed into not going down this path. Most damagingly, the GOP repeatedly held up President Obama's nominations to the Federal Reserve Board during the critical months of the recession, leaving the board without the institutional clout it needed to help the economy.


    3.Threatening a debt default. Even though the country didn't actually hit its debt ceiling last summer, the Republican threat to default on the United States' outstanding obligations was sufficient to spook financial markets and do real damage to the economy.


    4.Cutting discretionary spending in the debt ceiling deal. The deal the GOP extracted as the price for avoiding default imposed around $900 billion in cuts over ten years. It included $30.5 billion in discretionary cuts in 2012 alone, costing the country 0.3 percent in economic growth and 323,000 jobs, according to estimates from the Economic Policy Institute. Starting in 2013, the deal will trigger another $1.2 trillion in cuts over ten years.


    5.Cutting discretionary spending in the budget deal. While not as cataclysmic as the debt ceiling brinksmanship, Republicans also threatened a shutdown of the government in early 2011 if cuts were not made to that year's budget. The deal they struck with the White House cut $38 billion from food stamps, health, education, law enforcement, and low-income programs among others, while sparing defense almost entirely.

    There have also been a few near-misses, in which the GOP almost prevented help from coming to the economy. The Republicans in the House delayed a transportation bill that saved as many as 1.9 million jobs. House Committees run by the GOP have passed proposals aimed at cutting billions from food stamps, and the party has repeatedly threatened to kill extensions of unemployment insurance and cuts to the payroll tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rastaman
    Don't forget the GOP strategy of incorporating RECORD setting filibusters and obstruction over the last 4 years.

    By the way what type of strategy game plan should Obama have used to right the wrongs of 8 years of Bush and a GOP Congress who would not help Obama....one I-OTA?

    Lets not forget the Republican have been Sabotaging the Economy and economic recovery measures for 4 years now.

    1.Filibustering the American Jobs Act. Last October, Senate Republicans killed a jobs bill proposed by President Obama that would have pumped $447 billion into the economy. Multiple economic analysts predicted the bill would add around two million jobs and hailed it as defense against a double-dip recession. The Congressional Budget Office also scored it as a net deficit reducer over ten years, and the American public supported the bill.


    2.Stonewalling monetary stimulus. The Federal Reserve can do enormous good for a depressed economy through more aggressive monetary stimulus, and by tolerating a temporarily higher level of inflation. But with everything from Ron Paul's anti-inflationary crusade to Rick Perry threatening to lynch Chairman Ben Bernanke, Republicans have browbeaten the Fed into not going down this path. Most damagingly, the GOP repeatedly held up President Obama's nominations to the Federal Reserve Board during the critical months of the recession, leaving the board without the institutional clout it needed to help the economy.


    3.Threatening a debt default. Even though the country didn't actually hit its debt ceiling last summer, the Republican threat to default on the United States' outstanding obligations was sufficient to spook financial markets and do real damage to the economy.


    4.Cutting discretionary spending in the debt ceiling deal. The deal the GOP extracted as the price for avoiding default imposed around $900 billion in cuts over ten years. It included $30.5 billion in discretionary cuts in 2012 alone, costing the country 0.3 percent in economic growth and 323,000 jobs, according to estimates from the Economic Policy Institute. Starting in 2013, the deal will trigger another $1.2 trillion in cuts over ten years.


    5.Cutting discretionary spending in the budget deal. While not as cataclysmic as the debt ceiling brinksmanship, Republicans also threatened a shutdown of the government in early 2011 if cuts were not made to that year's budget. The deal they struck with the White House cut $38 billion from food stamps, health, education, law enforcement, and low-income programs among others, while sparing defense almost entirely.

    There have also been a few near-misses, in which the GOP almost prevented help from coming to the economy. The Republicans in the House delayed a transportation bill that saved as many as 1.9 million jobs. House Committees run by the GOP have passed proposals aimed at cutting billions from food stamps, and the party has repeatedly threatened to kill extensions of unemployment insurance and cuts to the payroll tax.
    Yes the GOP sucks, that is why it sucks Obama has kept so many of their policies in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastaman
    Don't forget the GOP strategy of incorporating RECORD setting filibusters and obstruction over the last 4 years.

    By the way what type of strategy game plan should Obama have used to right the wrongs of 8 years of Bush and a GOP Congress who would not help Obama....one I-OTA?

    Lets not forget the Republican have been Sabotaging the Economy and economic recovery measures for 4 years now.

    1.Filibustering the American Jobs Act. Last October, Senate Republicans killed a jobs bill proposed by President Obama that would have pumped $447 billion into the economy. Multiple economic analysts predicted the bill would add around two million jobs and hailed it as defense against a double-dip recession. The Congressional Budget Office also scored it as a net deficit reducer over ten years, and the American public supported the bill.


    2.Stonewalling monetary stimulus. The Federal Reserve can do enormous good for a depressed economy through more aggressive monetary stimulus, and by tolerating a temporarily higher level of inflation. But with everything from Ron Paul's anti-inflationary crusade to Rick Perry threatening to lynch Chairman Ben Bernanke, Republicans have browbeaten the Fed into not going down this path. Most damagingly, the GOP repeatedly held up President Obama's nominations to the Federal Reserve Board during the critical months of the recession, leaving the board without the institutional clout it needed to help the economy.


    3.Threatening a debt default. Even though the country didn't actually hit its debt ceiling last summer, the Republican threat to default on the United States' outstanding obligations was sufficient to spook financial markets and do real damage to the economy.


    4.Cutting discretionary spending in the debt ceiling deal. The deal the GOP extracted as the price for avoiding default imposed around $900 billion in cuts over ten years. It included $30.5 billion in discretionary cuts in 2012 alone, costing the country 0.3 percent in economic growth and 323,000 jobs, according to estimates from the Economic Policy Institute. Starting in 2013, the deal will trigger another $1.2 trillion in cuts over ten years.


    5.Cutting discretionary spending in the budget deal. While not as cataclysmic as the debt ceiling brinksmanship, Republicans also threatened a shutdown of the government in early 2011 if cuts were not made to that year's budget. The deal they struck with the White House cut $38 billion from food stamps, health, education, law enforcement, and low-income programs among others, while sparing defense almost entirely.

    There have also been a few near-misses, in which the GOP almost prevented help from coming to the economy. The Republicans in the House delayed a transportation bill that saved as many as 1.9 million jobs. House Committees run by the GOP have passed proposals aimed at cutting billions from food stamps, and the party has repeatedly threatened to kill extensions of unemployment insurance and cuts to the payroll tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kres24GT
    Yes the GOP sucks, that is why it sucks Obama has kept so many of their policies in place.

    So, do you think he should use executive orders to be able to change the things that can't pass the house or senate?

    How do you sugget he change those GOP policies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTQ64
    So, do you think he should use executive orders to be able to change the things that can't pass the house or senate?

    How do you sugget he change those GOP policies?
    Veto bills that extend tax cuts. Stop bombing other countries that aren't a threat to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kres24GT
    Yes the GOP sucks, that is why it sucks Obama has kept so many of their policies in place.
    I agree. Saddly, the 66 million voters who voted for Obama and "Yes We Can" did not realize they also needed to vote for and replace any Democrats in the House and Senate (mainly Blue Dog Conserva-dems, and DLC Corporate Dems) who did not not share the Yes We Can Agenda and replace with "FILIBUSTER" Majorities in both houses.

    But in defense of the 66 million voters who voted for and put Obama in the WH (Myself Included) realized the GOP Congress would have behaved in the manner they have.

    The only way Obama could have kept all his promises was if the voters who voted for him would have provided him a Congress that could have would have signed Obama's legislation into law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kres24GT
    Veto bills that extend tax cuts. Stop bombing other countries that aren't a threat to us.

    I agree, to a degree. Tax cuts should be extended for the middle class not those who make over 250K. As far as bombing, this country has been doing it for decades and there is no way this President is going to stop it mid-stream without consequences. Iím sure itís a lot easier said than done. This government is so corrupt and has been doing these types of practices for so long; they have become acceptable to so many.

    IMO, the Presidentís intentions are good, he just canít implement his agenda because of the opposition and the small minority of people who control the government.

    I wish they would stop all bombing and wars foreign and domestic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastaman
    I agree. Saddly, the 66 million voters who voted for Obama and "Yes We Can" did not realize they also needed to vote for and replace any Democrats in the House and Senate (mainly Blue Dog Conserva-dems, and DLC Corporate Dems) who did not not share the Yes We Can Agenda and replace with "FILIBUSTER" Majorities in both houses.

    But in defense of the 66 million voters who voted for and put Obama in the WH (Myself Included) realized the GOP Congress would have behaved in the manner they have.

    The only way Obama could have kept all his promises was if the voters who voted for him would have provided him a Congress that could have would have signed Obama's legislation into law.

    Exactly!

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