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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Here are a few of the reasons:

    "1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
    2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier’s family
    8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
    10. Limits on lobbyist’s access to the White House
    11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
    14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
    15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
    16. New federal funding for science and research labs
    17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
    18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    20. New funds for school construction
    21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
    22. US Auto industry rescue plan
    23. Housing rescue plan
    24. $789 billion economic stimulus plan
    25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
    26. US financial and banking rescue plan
    27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
    28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with theGeneva Convention standards
    29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
    30. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010
    31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
    32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
    33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
    34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
    35. Successful release of US captain held bySomali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
    36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
    37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
    38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
    39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
    40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    41. Signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program
    42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
    43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
    44. Expanding vaccination programs
    45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
    46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
    47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
    48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
    49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices
    50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
    51. Lower drug costs for seniors
    52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
    53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
    54. Improved housing for military personnel
    55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
    56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
    57 Increasing student loans
    58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
    59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
    60. Established a new cyber security office
    61. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
    62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
    63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
    64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
    65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
    66. Improving benefits for veterans
    67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
    68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
    69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco
    70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
    71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
    72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
    73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
    74. Making more loans available to small businesses
    75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
    76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
    77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
    78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000
    79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
    80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
    81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
    82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
    83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
    84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
    85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
    86. Held first Seder in White House
    87. Attempting to reform the nation’s healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
    88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
    89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
    90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform

    Oh, and he built a swing set for the girls outside the Oval Office.

    Did I mention he passed health care reform ?"

    President Obama’s Accomplishments | 3CHICSPOLITICO
    My hasn't Obama cured world hunger yet? What a bunch of bs and typical of a liberal who always claims credit but never responsibility. Amazing, isn't it 43% approval rating, down from the 52% he received in 2008, wonder why? Could it be that the following are the results that people see and understand?

    25 million unemployed or under employed Americans in 2011(bls.gov)154.1 X 16.2% Top Picks (Most Requested Statistics) : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    14.8 million unemployed PLUS Discouraged workers Top Picks (Most Requested Statistics) : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    2.2 million fewer jobs(bls.gov) Notice: Data not available: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ln : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    4.4 trillion added to the debt in less than 3 years(U.S. Treasury Site) Government - Historical Debt Outstanding – Annual Government - Debt to the Penny (Daily History Search Application)

    1/21/2009 6,307,084,792,840.85 4,317,968,751,468.94 10,625,053,544,309.70

    11/22/2011 10,326,530,350,389.40 4,721,461,154,539.92 15,047,991,504,929.30

    Down grade of U.S. Credit rating(S&P)

    Rising Misery index 7.83 to 12.53 The United States Misery Index By Year

    38-44% JAR and well over 50-55% disapproval ratings(Gallup)
    Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval

    US Poverty Hits Record High: 1 in 6 Americans Living Below Poverty Line | Economy Watch
    Report: Poverty hits record level - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com

    “Fast and Furious”, “Wide Receiver”

    Solyndra, Fisker, and Crony Capitalism Jobs Panel Member Whose Solar Firm Won Loan Guarantees Raises 'Conflict Of Interest' Concerns | Fox News

    Solyndra solar power company shuts down 15 months after Obama visit
    Solyndra solar power company shuts down 15 months after Obama visit

    The Tonopah Solar company in Harry Reid's Nevada is getting a $737 million loan from Obama's DOE.
    The project will produce a 110 megawatt power system and employ 45 permanent workers.
    That's costing us just $16 million per job.

    One of the investment partners in this endeavor is Pacific Corporate Group (PCG).
    The PCG executive director is Ron Pelosi who is the brother of Nancy's husband.
    But there is nothing wrong here, is there?

    U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms | Video - ABC News
    U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms | Video - ABC News

    Stimulus failure

    Review & Outlook:Why the Stimulus Failed - WSJ.com

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Amazing, isn't it 43% approval rating...............
    Compared with the lowest approval rating on record for the 2010 Congress (9%).
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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Compared with the lowest approval rating on record for the 2010 Congress (9%).
    Do you even read what is posted or just stick to your talking points? Tell me the relevance of Congressional approval ratings since those aren't national elections? I may have an unfavorable view of your Rep but there is nothing I can do about it. You may not like mine either but you can't do anything about it either so what good is an approval rating?

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    Really? You don't get it? Obama is trying to get things done to improve the economy. Congress -- or Republicans in Congress -- are standing in his way. Obama's approval rating is >4X Congress' approval rating. Ergo....
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Really? You don't get it? Obama is trying to get things done to improve the economy. Congress -- or Republicans in Congress -- are standing in his way. Obama's approval rating is >4X Congress' approval rating. Ergo....
    No, you don't get it, this is a private sector economy and to get it moving you don't demonize the private sector and individual wealth creation. It isn't the government's role to micro manage the economy

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Do you even read what is posted or just stick to your talking points? Tell me the relevance of Congressional approval ratings since those aren't national elections? I may have an unfavorable view of your Rep but there is nothing I can do about it. You may not like mine either but you can't do anything about it either so what good is an approval rating?
    I've explained the significance to you before when taken with the record low ratings by voters for their own representatives. A record low (33%) say their own representative deserves reelection. This rating has never before been lower than it is now for the 2010 Congress.
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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I've explained the significance to you before when taken with the record low ratings by voters for their own representatives. A record low (33%) say their own representative deserves reelection. This rating has never before been lower than it is now for the 2010 Congress.
    What low ratings? My Representative will win re-election as probably will be yours. You buy generic polls that you believe support your point of view and ignore reality. What matters are the results of Obama and I have posted them, results you have ignored. Those results are why Obama's approval rating is 43% and quite frankly I am surprised they are that high. Apparently there are a lot of union and minority support still in spite of the deficits and debt along with declining employment.

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    What low ratings? My Representative will win re-election as probably will be yours. You buy generic polls that you believe support your point of view and ignore reality. What matters are the results of Obama and I have posted them, results you have ignored. Those results are why Obama's approval rating is 43% and quite frankly I am surprised they are that high. Apparently there are a lot of union and minority support still in spite of the deficits and debt along with declining employment.
    You are laughable! You boast of Obama's 43% approval rating and completely ignore that the 2010 Congress approval rating is more than 4 times lower at 9%.
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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You are laughable! You boast of Obama's 43% approval rating and completely ignore that the 2010 Congress approval rating is more than 4 times lower at 9%.
    I don't know what it is going to take to get through to you. "your" choice for President is a disaster, his results show it, his actions show it, the lack of respect we have in the world shows it and yet you support him. Absolutely amazing. What is it going to take, a depression, default on the debt, a world war to make you wake up and see the failure that you are supporting?

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    Re: Poll: Voters Viewing Occupy Wall St. Unfavorably

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I don't know what it is going to take to get through to you. "your" choice for President is a disaster, his results show it, his actions show it, the lack of respect we have in the world shows it and yet you support him. Absolutely amazing. What is it going to take, a depression, default on the debt, a world war to make you wake up and see the failure that you are supporting?
    That's funny, because I know exactly what it will take to get through to you, the majority of the country reelecting Obama for president next November!

    Will you take a vacation from the forum then, or what?
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