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    US headed in the right direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fox DC

    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he has “never been more confident that our nation is headed in the right direction.”

    “We are doing what is needed to move forward, and we’re doing what’s necessary not just to rebuild the economy for the short term, we want to rebuild it for the long term,” the president said at a Seattle fundraiser for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash).
    Obama Confident US Headed In 'Right Direction'


    Is President Barack Obama correct? Is the United States, now more than ever, headed in the right direction and doing what's necessary to rebuild the economy?

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    Re: US headed in the right direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Obama Confident US Headed In 'Right Direction'


    Is President Barack Obama correct? Is the United States, now more than ever, headed in the right direction and doing what's necessary to rebuild the economy?

    Take the poll.
    Obama could **** on a roll, call it a meatball sub, and the left would eat it and order seconds.

    45 months of democrat control of the House and Senate. 20 months of the Obama Presidency. Unemployment is still up, the economy is still down, racial tension is as ugly as it has ever been, home foreclosures are still up and expected to increase...

    Oh...we've turned the corner all right...we've yanked the wheel hard left and turned over the cliff.

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    Re: US headed in the right direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Obama Confident US Headed In 'Right Direction'


    Is President Barack Obama correct? Is the United States, now more than ever, headed in the right direction and doing what's necessary to rebuild the economy?

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    In the long term, yes. We need more financial regulation than we got from the bill that just passed Congress to prevent some of the more egregious examples of moral hazard, but aside from that the policies for continued prosperity are all there. Eventually our economy will recover and we will prosper. Our economy is still one of the most attractive sources of skilled labor in the world.

    In the short term, it's harder to say. My hunch is that the recovery will continue to be sluggish, owing in part to spillover debt worries in Europe, and US state governments imposing "austerity measures."
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    Re: US headed in the right direction?

    My answer:

    Yes, no, maybe.
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    Re: US headed in the right direction?

    I believe we are on the road to recovery. Prior to George W Bush's roll-back of regulations and intense spending, as well as his assiting the wholesale movement of jobs out of the country, the national economy was doing great. Now the proper regulations are being put back into place and the economy is beginning to slowly recover. It is funny that conservatives are all too ready to say he has had 20 months, when Bush had 96 to run everything into the ground.

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    Re: US headed in the right direction?

    If nothing is done, eventually things will still recover economically. Which was not the issue or the question. The policy road we are on will hinder a recovery instead of hasten it. Therefore, we are not on the correct road to recovery --- the economy will rebound despite the bad policies being pushed by Obama.
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    Re: US headed in the right direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    If nothing is done, eventually things will still recover economically. Which was not the issue or the question. The policy road we are on will hinder a recovery instead of hasten it. Therefore, we are not on the correct road to recovery --- the economy will rebound despite the bad policies being pushed by Obama.
    Which of Obama's policies specifically do you believe will hinder the short-term recovery?
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    Re: US headed in the right direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Obama Confident US Headed In 'Right Direction'


    Is President Barack Obama correct? Is the United States, now more than ever, headed in the right direction and doing what's necessary to rebuild the economy?

    Take the poll.
    I should have put yes. Obama has us on a path that will throw a bunch of bums out in NOV. That is the right path and will rebuild the economy.

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    Re: US headed in the right direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I believe we are on the road to recovery. Prior to George W Bush's roll-back of regulations and intense spending, as well as his assiting the wholesale movement of jobs out of the country, the national economy was doing great. Now the proper regulations are being put back into place and the economy is beginning to slowly recover. It is funny that conservatives are all too ready to say he has had 20 months, when Bush had 96 to run everything into the ground.
    More like 72 but that doesn't matter. Didn't Obama and Dems vote for TARP?
    Just more BIOB. When are you guys ever going to admit that you won the election? Bush is not President anymore.

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    Re: US headed in the right direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I believe we are on the road to recovery. Prior to George W Bush's roll-back of regulations and intense spending, as well as his assiting the wholesale movement of jobs out of the country, the national economy was doing great. Now the proper regulations are being put back into place and the economy is beginning to slowly recover. It is funny that conservatives are all too ready to say he has had 20 months, when Bush had 96 to run everything into the ground.
    Im sorry...when did you say those regulations were rolled back? Under which president? And I notice you just completely ignore the fact that the democrats have been ion control of the house and senate for 45 months...and pray tell...which legislation did Bush OR Obama sign that wasnt first passed by congress?

    You want some cheese on your 'meatball sub'? I mean...since you are on seconds...

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