The poll intro and this book description might go well together. Rhetoric and manifesto come to mind with both.This is my opinion; I stand by what I say and will debate you my points. OK, that being said let’s get to the heart of the problem. Is our economic crisis Obama’s fault, or is the blame being placed in the wrong place? If you have lived in this country for all your life; like I have, then I think you will agree with what I have to say. I have lived and worked in this country and I have seen this economic crisis coming for years. I saw it with Reagan with his tickle down economics; I think everybody understands that money does not follow down from the top, when money gets to the top it stays there; more profits for the shareholders, not to be gave to the employs, what have they done to deserve anything. He also didn’t raise the minim wage his two terms as President; keeping the labor cost down for the corporations and keeping the working class people in near slavery conditions. And then after the crippling years of Reagan; for the working class, then along came G H W Bush; no new taxes, he was a liar right out of the box. Then he did the worst thing that has ever been done to the working class of this country, he signed the Free Trade Agreement. I don’t know where you were at when this happened; but were I am at, there was a big sucking sound, and that was the jobs going over sea, were the corporations could get real slaves to do their labor for them. Where I live factories closed, there were mills closing, and the manufacturing jobs were all gone. The large chain stores moved in with their low price product form China, and there went the Mom & Pop store, because the people with jobs had no choice but to buy what they could afford. How many American jobs were lost because of what GHW Bush had done? Now I know there are thing that we need from overseas; such as oil, but I think instead of Free Trade Agreement we should have had a Fair Trade Agreement, a bushel of corn for a barrel of oil, if they don’t like the trade we offer; then let them eat that oil and sand they have, and we need to find other way to replace oil and let them starve; I’m sorry for being so bunt, but we have an obligation to the people of this country first and foremost. Then we had eight years of Bill Clinton; what can I say about Wild Bill, he stayed in so much trouble that he could be made to do anything by anybody that had seen him with his hand in the cookie jar; and that was a lot of people, so I think he was more or less a puppet. G W Bush, why attack Afghanistan, when all the Muslim country have the same view and believe America is evil. All we did was take over a war that Russia had already gave up on. There are foreign countries that we send billions of dollars to every year, there are corporations and banks that we bailed out, and this is on the back of the American people. Now tell me, who is the one with their hand out; waiting on something free from the government. Now if you still think that Obama is to blame for the economic crisis, you’re either blind, too young to really know the facts, or either you are rich or have a corporation, and you don’t want your dream world destroyed. I have voted republican all my life, I didn’t even vote for Obama in the last election, but I have seen the light so to speak, and I hope other will also see the light, or I’m afraid if a republican get in office that our way of life and our freedoms are in danger of be taken from us. So if all the people marching haven’t choose a name yet, let me suggest one for you Americans for Freedom. Keep marching, your voice is getting out, don’t let the right wing republicans silent your voice with their propaganda. No real American thinks you are a bunch crazy’s just wanting a free hand out, the republicans are just scared they are finally going to have to pay their fair share. We have a man in office that has said he would stand with the American people, and this is got the republicans really scared and they are doing everything they can to discredit him. So he has said he will stand with us, now we have to say we will stand with him. Eighty present of this country has a loud voice when it comes together, and this has the republicans scared that their way of life is coming to an end. Americans for Freedom needs to put up a web site to get donation and to spread their message out to the people they’re fight for, I’m poor but I think I may be able to come up with a couple of dollars to get my voice heard. We have got them scared, there on the ropes, time to go in for the kill. I would prefer four more years of Obama, and try to get some hope and change for the working class of this country, than put any republican in any office, President or congress. But that is my opinion. And the question is where do we put the blame for the crisis in this country? Do you real think that Obama has put this country in the crisis it is in, in the last two or three years he’s been in office? Or is it the politics of the republicans for the last thirty years to blame for the country’s problems? I’m saying thirty years, because that is the time I have lived and worked in this country, I’m sure it is probably a lot longer.
Personally, I blame anyone who intentionally diminishes the importance of personal responsibility.
If I have to choose politicians to blame, I'll say democrats in the House and Senate. In my opinion, we've taken the most positive steps as a country when republicans controlled both House and Senate and and the most negative steps when Democrats held both. When the House and Senate are split, they tend to bicker a lot but mostly just maintain the status quo.