View Poll Results: Which issue was/is more important for Barack Obama to have tackled first?

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  • the Economy

    21 77.78%
  • Killing Bin Laden

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  • He did both and did a great job.

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    Economy vs. Killing Bin Laden: Which wa/is more important?

    IYO, which was more important? and why?


    IMO, Barack's failure to tackle the economy FIRST and get that fixed and back running properly. what he did was put a band aid on a bullet wound(stimulus/obamacare,etc..), and spent his chips on killing bin laden, which if you ask me, bin laden been dead since 2007, but that's another topic.

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    Re: Economy vs. Killing Bin Laden: Which wa/is more important?

    First: I'm glad we killed Bin Laden. It provided closure and vindication for those who felt violated by the incident on 9/11/01.

    That said: At that point in time, killing Bin Laden was likely no longer a national security issue. He was largely impotent within U.S. borders and there were other, more active targets who posed a larger risk. So given that, the economy was more important.

    Still, I don't fault Obama for making the call and maintaining intelligence actions begun under Bush's administration that led to Bin Laden's death. It isn't as though presidents can't juggle multiple duties simultaneously....that's kind of their job. I don't believe Obama neglected the needs of the economy in his efforts to catch Bin Laden, or that he would have been any more successful in leading actions that spurred the economy if he hadn't focused on him.
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    Re: Economy vs. Killing Bin Laden: Which wa/is more important?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    First: I'm glad we killed Bin Laden. It provided closure and vindication for those who felt violated by the incident on 9/11/01.

    That said: At that point in time, killing Bin Laden was likely no longer a national security issue. He was largely impotent within U.S. borders and there were other, more active targets who posed a larger risk. So given that, the economy was more important.

    Still, I don't fault Obama for making the call and maintaining intelligence actions begun under Bush's administration that led to Bin Laden's death. It isn't as though presidents can't juggle multiple duties simultaneously....that's kind of their job. I don't believe Obama neglected the needs of the economy in his efforts to catch Bin Laden, or that he would have been any more successful in leading actions that spurred the economy if he hadn't focused on him.
    Obama didn't focus on getting osama, the CIA did. Obama did focus on the economy and that is the problem, he has been like a little boy with a magnifying glass focusing on ants to burn them up and he has achieved the same result.

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    Re: Economy vs. Killing Bin Laden: Which wa/is more important?

    The economy is necessary for everything else in government to exist. Without the economy, there is no money for anything else. So, of course the economy is of much greater importance.
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    Re: Economy vs. Killing Bin Laden: Which wa/is more important?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    First: I'm glad we killed Bin Laden. It provided closure and vindication for those who felt violated by the incident on 9/11/01.

    That said: At that point in time, killing Bin Laden was likely no longer a national security issue. He was largely impotent within U.S. borders and there were other, more active targets who posed a larger risk. So given that, the economy was more important.

    Still, I don't fault Obama for making the call and maintaining intelligence actions begun under Bush's administration that led to Bin Laden's death. It isn't as though presidents can't juggle multiple duties simultaneously....that's kind of their job. I don't believe Obama neglected the needs of the economy in his efforts to catch Bin Laden, or that he would have been any more successful in leading actions that spurred the economy if he hadn't focused on him.
    So you are content in your mind that it was BETTER for us to spend millions if not billions tracking down and killing OBL vs. using that same money to kickstart our Economy??

    WOW!!!!

    Now I can truly understand the Nany State mentality.

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    Re: Economy vs. Killing Bin Laden: Which wa/is more important?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    So you are content in your mind that it was BETTER for us to spend millions if not billions tracking down and killing OBL vs. using that same money to kickstart our Economy??

    WOW!!!!

    Now I can truly understand the Nany State mentality.
    Do you know how much we spent on TARP, the auto bailout, and the stimulus? Did THOSE work? Do you think a couple billion more really would have done the trick?

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    Re: Economy vs. Killing Bin Laden: Which wa/is more important?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    The economy is necessary for everything else in government to exist. Without the economy, there is no money for anything else. So, of course the economy is of much greater importance.
    Do you also believe that tracking down OBL was necessary, say like, after the economy was back on track?

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    Re: Economy vs. Killing Bin Laden: Which wa/is more important?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Do you know how much we spent on TARP, the auto bailout, and the stimulus? Did THOSE work? Do you think a couple billion more really would have done the trick?

    You know what, I would rather spend my money fixing up my classic car, then to go jump into a $85,000 car note.

    think about that.

    Killing OBL really did nothing for us. we are no safer than we were before he was supposedly killed. do you agree?

    Just look at the recent Embassy bombing.

    Obama wasted our money.

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    Re: Economy vs. Killing Bin Laden: Which wa/is more important?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    You know what, I would rather spend my money fixing up my classic car, then to go jump into a $85,000 car note.

    think about that.

    Killing OBL really did nothing for us. we are no safer than we were before he was supposedly killed. do you agree?

    Just look at the recent Embassy bombing.

    Obama wasted our money.
    Obama doing what he does best.

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    Re: Economy vs. Killing Bin Laden: Which wa/is more important?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    You know what, I would rather spend my money fixing up my classic car, then to go jump into a $85,000 car note.

    think about that.

    Killing OBL really did nothing for us. we are no safer than we were before he was supposedly killed. do you agree?

    Just look at the recent Embassy bombing.

    Obama wasted our money.
    Why don't you ask the survivors of the 9/11 victims if they feel the money was wasted?
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