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    Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    "President Barack Obama says his goal of defeating al-Qaida is within reach and that it's time to turn the country's attention to domestic concerns.

    Just four days after his trip to Afghanistan, Obama said that money saved from ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan should help pay down the national debt and go to health care, education and infrastructure. "After more than a decade of war, it is time to focus on nation-building here at home," he said in his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday. The president took note of the agreement he signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that shifts security to the Afghan people.

    But he said the nation now should concentrate on economic issues such as tax disparities and government spending.

    "That's why I've called on Congress to take the money we're no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt and use the other half to rebuild America," he said."

    Obama: With goal of defeating al-Qaida within reach, time to refocus on domestic matters - chicagotribune.com

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    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    The time for that was about a decade ago, but ok!

    Although I might point out that you can't use half the money saved from the war to pay down the debt because we were borrowing it in the first place.
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    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Yeah Obama. Spend money we don't have paying for money we don't have, and the rest goes down your shovel-ready rabbit holes.

    Who believes this crap ?

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    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    "President Barack Obama says his goal of defeating al-Qaida is within reach and that it's time to turn the country's attention to domestic concerns.
    *HIS* goal? Seems to me he was left with that from the previous administration, it was never *HIS* goal. While I agree with the sentiment that we ought to be spending our money and effort at home, the fact is, we haven't defeated al-Qaeda. Oh sure, the group once run by bin Laden is essentially no more, but there are tons of upstart terrorist organizations adopting the name and mannerisms of al-Qaeda because, once again, we've spent our time running around the planet swinging our dick at everyone. This supposed "War on Terror" has done little to stop terrorism and lots to encourage more of it.

    Just four days after his trip to Afghanistan, Obama said that money saved from ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan should help pay down the national debt and go to health care, education and infrastructure. "After more than a decade of war, it is time to focus on nation-building here at home," he said in his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday. The president took note of the agreement he signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that shifts security to the Afghan people.

    But he said the nation now should concentrate on economic issues such as tax disparities and government spending.

    "That's why I've called on Congress to take the money we're no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt and use the other half to rebuild America," he said."

    Obama: With goal of defeating al-Qaida within reach, time to refocus on domestic matters - chicagotribune.com
    This coming from the guy who proposes to spend more than he takes in for the next fiscal year? Somehow, I don't buy that he's interested in balancing the budget or reducing the debt.
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    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    The problem is that there are a whole bunch of liberals and other idiots in this country who will suck up the swill Obama gives them.
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    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    This guy has to work for my vote. I would like to see just how he will accomplish this or at least make some serious inroads in such a short period of time. He has squandered the novelty of his administration and the enthusiasm of the public on some pretty far reaching goals. Results are needed.
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    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    I despised almost everything Bush Jr did in office, except his decision to go into Afghanistan after Al Qaeda. When he blew it by holding back the lion's share of military force needed for the job (planning on his Iraqi offensive, I believe) and allowed the entirety of Taliban and Al Qaeda trapped at Tora Bora to waltz into Pakistan, shaking the hands of Afghan military on the way, he lost all of my support.

    That said, I didn't vote for Obama because he was an unqualified professional campaigner. I submitted a write-in vote. I've hoped for the best from Obama, and he did some of what I'd hoped by repealing DADT, but he squandered most of his time in office accomplishing nothing more than a convoluted health care plan that may sound good, but scares my personal physicians half to death.

    I appreciate the guts it took for him to make the call on bin Laden. However, I wanted to see him provide some results as promised in his campaign. I'll probably end up with another write-in vote. Neither major political party seems interested in what's good for the nation. Rather, they are only interested in consolidating power for themselves, to force their own agendas on the American people.

    It truly sucks.

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    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I despised almost everything Bush Jr did in office, except his decision to go into Afghanistan after Al Qaeda. When he blew it by holding back the lion's share of military force needed for the job (planning on his Iraqi offensive, I believe) and allowed the entirety of Taliban and Al Qaeda trapped at Tora Bora to waltz into Pakistan, shaking the hands of Afghan military on the way, he lost all of my support.

    That said, I didn't vote for Obama because he was an unqualified professional campaigner. I submitted a write-in vote. I've hoped for the best from Obama, and he did some of what I'd hoped by repealing DADT, but he squandered most of his time in office accomplishing nothing more than a convoluted health care plan that may sound good, but scares my personal physicians half to death.

    I appreciate the guts it took for him to make the call on bin Laden. However, I wanted to see him provide some results as promised in his campaign. I'll probably end up with another write-in vote. Neither major political party seems interested in what's good for the nation. Rather, they are only interested in consolidating power for themselves, to force their own agendas on the American people.

    It truly sucks.
    I did appreciate and respect his bank reform as that took an unwieldy situation and gave it some direction. The financial industry needs direction, without which greed is the rudder for a titanic failure. His new Jump-start Our Business Start-ups (JOBS) Act is an ambitious and gutsy move to assist in creating a market and revenue, which, to some may speak to a leveling or democratization of the financial playing field. Like all such measures time will tell if it is a good idea.


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    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Translation of his speech.

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    Re: Obama: Time to refocus on domestic matters

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I despised almost everything Bush Jr did in office, except his decision to go into Afghanistan after Al Qaeda. When he blew it by holding back the lion's share of military force needed for the job (planning on his Iraqi offensive, I believe) and allowed the entirety of Taliban and Al Qaeda trapped at Tora Bora to waltz into Pakistan, shaking the hands of Afghan military on the way, he lost all of my support.

    That said, I didn't vote for Obama because he was an unqualified professional campaigner. I submitted a write-in vote. I've hoped for the best from Obama, and he did some of what I'd hoped by repealing DADT, but he squandered most of his time in office accomplishing nothing more than a convoluted health care plan that may sound good, but scares my personal physicians half to death.

    I appreciate the guts it took for him to make the call on bin Laden. However, I wanted to see him provide some results as promised in his campaign. I'll probably end up with another write-in vote. Neither major political party seems interested in what's good for the nation. Rather, they are only interested in consolidating power for themselves, to force their own agendas on the American people.

    It truly sucks.
    I like your post. But the call on Bin Laden took no guts. Trust was an easy call beyond belief. There was no enemy. The Pakistani's were not going to shoot down our helicopters. And despite all teh bloviating after the fact, they raised not one hair's worth of resistence during the operation.

    The only folks saying it was a "tough call" are Obama's propagandists. A private in basic training could have made that call.

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