View Poll Results: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

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  • Gaining International Support

    1 2.33%
  • Regulating Wall Street

    4 9.30%
  • Unemployment

    12 27.91%
  • Health Care

    8 18.60%
  • Climate Change

    1 2.33%
  • Immigration

    2 4.65%
  • Silencing dissenting views

    2 4.65%
  • Gay/Lesbian Rights

    1 2.33%
  • The War on Terror

    10 23.26%
  • Education

    2 4.65%
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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    "Conventional" terrorism killed 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001.
    But that was an anomaly. They haven't killed that many people anywhere else in the world, before or since. The average attack kills far less.

    I wonder how many people in the developed world are victims of terrorism in an average year? Probably a couple hundred at most. Not exactly the kind of issue to spend an inordinate amount of resources worrying about.
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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Regulating Wall Street. The stimulus didn't do that. It just threw money into a barrel and left the holes in it. Without such regulation the economy is just going to tank again, in which case none of the other issues will matter.

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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    You forgot "Finding a family dog" Thats what it was for about 5 months this year anyway.
    Thank you

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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    I had to vote War on Terror, because his resignation letter wasn't provided as an option.
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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    "Conventional" terrorism killed 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001.
    Although that was tragic, how many die annually from something as simple as the flu? I think putting all the money we have spent on the wars into healthcare for US citizens would have saved many more lives.

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    Re: What should be President Barack Obama's top priority?

    This was meant to be kind of an experiment and didn't turn out at all as I had expected. First of all, sorry for spelling his name wrong. Second of all, I am almost as ashamed of my conservative friends here as I am predictably shaking my head at my liberal opponents. I'll explain why after I give my rankings as someone suggested in the thread.

    I personally voted for 1. Unemployment. So far it's ranked third, but I would imagine that if this poll was put to the American people it would be first place (but that's just a guess). I think that lowering taxes on business, especially small business, is how to tackle this problem. I think it is a huge priority because everyone in this country loses if unemployment continues to rise, not just those laid off, because of the economic destruction it would wreak on this country.

    Here are the rest of my rankings:
    2. The War on Terror - Including protecting ourselves from an almost certain EMP Pulse attack that only requires a Scud missile and the simplest nuclear bomb.
    3. Health Care - This is a priority that can be inexpensively solved by allowing purchasing across state lines, moving away from work providing it, etc. (i.e. deregulation).
    4. Regulating Wall Street - I hope nobody forgets that we Republicans tried twice to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac (necessarily, I hope everyone agrees) and were shut down by the democrats.
    5. Education - We need to disband the ridiculous Department of Education, stop the failed No Child Left Behind program, and find a way to reward teachers and schools on performance.
    6. Immigration - I am in favor of a partial amnesty (I know, crazy huh?) as well as new controls put in place for inviting and tracking immigrants for English learning, dependency, and crime.
    7. Gaining International Support - The tides have turned where many of our European friends are moving in a conservative direction (look at recent comments and legislation).
    8. Climate Change - Although a minimal threat, the new book Super Freakonomics has some inexpensive solutions to this issue.
    9. Gay/Lesbian Rights - As others have mentioned, they do already share all rights possessed by me, they just want the government to condone their relationships (and silence free speech).
    10. Silencing Dissenting views - This is a misnomer. Everyone should know (especially here at DP) that the way to combat bad speech is with better speech.

    The reason that I am ashamed of those that have posted that call themselves conservatives is of the relentless calls for Obama to resign. That's not going to happen. He is the President of the United States. Let's work on getting responsible Republicans in the House, Senate, and elected as governors.

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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?
    I'd like to see him affect some resolution to this war, whether that be through "winning" it or just ending it.
    I'm no economist, but I can't help thinking that would improve the economy considerably.

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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    The only two issues he should even be involved in is the War on Terror and Unemployment, because he either doesn't have the constitutional authority or he just shouldn't be messing with the other ones.

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    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The War on Terror
    I had this as a very close second.

    I selected unempolyment only because it (imo) will directly affect more americans short term while the war on terror is something that may take dacades to resolve (if ever).

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    Re: What should be President Barack Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightarrow View Post
    Let's work on getting responsible Republicans in the House, Senate, and elected as governors.
    Why bother? They morph to the middle or worse as soon as they get there.

    "I'll be back"


    There is no two party system. They are the same yahoos bought and paid for by the global bankers. Anyone that ignores what they say and watches what they do realizes that.
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