View Poll Results: How do you rate the Obama WH and Congress' performance thus far?

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    16 20.00%
  • I voted for Obama and I'm unimpressed

    5 6.25%
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    3 3.75%
  • I voted for another and I'm pleased

    2 2.50%
  • I voted for another and I'm unimpressed

    9 11.25%
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    24 30.00%
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    2 2.50%
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    3 3.75%
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    9 11.25%
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Thread: Rate the administration

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    Re: Rate the administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    as long as the foundation of the market is secure.
    But what do you do when the foundation isn't?
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    Re: Rate the administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I'm sorry but when Obama has authorized (even demanded) 787 billion dollars worth of money to spend on a plan that even according to him has a 30% chance of failure and yet Republicans didn't even spend 787 billion dollars on a 7 year war then are you sure that it's the republicans that can be considered "loose spenders"? And Obama has only been in office for 2 months.
    At least he is spending the money at home. The Bush government wasted the same amounts abroad.
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    Re: Rate the administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    At least he is spending the money at home. The Bush government wasted the same amounts abroad.
    You have heard that he wants to alot some money to over seas abortion clinics right?

    Also I wouldn't say wasted. We have freed a nation from Sadaam and helped install a democracy. I'd say that's not wasted money.
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    Re: Rate the administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You have heard that he wants to alot some money to over seas abortion clinics right?

    Also I wouldn't say wasted. We have freed a nation from Sadaam and helped install a democracy. I'd say that's not wasted money.


    That country is now a bombed out trash-hole, democracy there will collapse as soon as you remove your hand from the throats of that country.

    750 billion just to remove Saddam from power, now thats a waste of money.. That money could certainly have been pre-emptively spent at home to avoid the crisis rather than pre-emptively spent in Iraq out of fear that Iraq would attack and invade the US.
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    Re: Rate the administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And yet I am not in debt...hmmm. Spending more than you have does nothing for your credibility and only puts you in debt.
    Yes, and that is not the point. Sometimes people have to spend more than they have to prevent things from getting worse. If you would like to attempt to dispute this fact, please do...
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    Re: Rate the administration

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    But what do you do when the foundation isn't?

    You restructure it...
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Rate the administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    You restructure it...
    And how do you do that without massive expenses or a depression?

    Reorganizing a small corporation is quite difficult. Reorganizing and restructuring the basis of an entire industry is something entirely different.
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    Re: Rate the administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The stimulus bill was much smaller than it needed to be, and Geithner's plan for the banks (or lack thereof) has not particularly impressed me. But then, he's only been in office for a month. Hopefully we get another stimulus and a solid bank plan soon.

    I'll wait until I see what Obama does about health care, and if there are any more stimulus bills coming, before I pass judgment.
    Quote Originally Posted by faminedynasty View Post
    Agreed that it needs to be bigger. We need big spending to create jobs. Huge public works projects to completely rebuild the infrastructure of this country and create decent paying jobs. Government spending is how we are going to get out this. Got us out of the great depression, it'll get us out of this.
    One of my biggest disappointments was that the stimulus wasn't larger. I don't know that it could have passed if it was larger though.

    I'm hoping that the administration has thought that through and always intended to do a follow-up....and will. I don't think it's appropriate to piece-meal the stimulus when we're in such bad shape.

    Rating the administration on this one is tough just because of the amount of $$ it's going to take to get a solid footing in this economy.

    Has it always been the plan of this administration to deliver the stimulus package in a few pieces (to gain passage) or did they just not realize it would take more money? I would hope it's the first.


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    Re: Rate the administration

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    And how do you do that without massive expenses or a depression?

    Reorganizing a small corporation is quite difficult. Reorganizing and restructuring the basis of an entire industry is something entirely different.
    I am not saying that there should not be spending... I think that the spending needs to be minimul and not enable corporate leaders a cushy way out.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Rate the administration

    Obama only has a few months to pass his agenda before his approval ratings fall and worried congress members start distancing themselves/turning their back from him. Because of this, I get the feeling he cares more about passing his agenda and reforms before then...than he does on fixing the economy.

    I back this idea with a trend line for Obama's first 100 days based off of Rasmussen daily presidential approval rating.

    *check attachment*
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