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Squawk of the Day - March 24, 2012

"It is time to wake up and realize that a second term for Obama is not in the best interest of our country. The economy is partly his fault. He has done nothing to fix it. He just spends."

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Clif 2 years, 6 months ago

Time to wake up???? All right thinking people have been awake since long before Obama. Are you just waking up???? You must have been a koolaid drinker from the start if you are just realizing that now is not the time to be sleeping.....

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 6 months ago

There has been NO BUDGET since he has been in office and the democrats dont want to propose one cause that will mean spending cuts in an election year. They just keep spending and spending... this can't go on. Half of us have known this, I think the squawker was saying it is time for the other half to wake up!

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VSU 2 years, 6 months ago

Who can sleep when you have the Fox guarding the hen house?

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erudite 2 years, 6 months ago

Do you have any suggestions? Do you believe that he alone has this kind of power or that he has to follow the rules of the land and wait for the houses of Congress to introduce legislation?

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whattheheck 2 years, 6 months ago

While I am not an "O" supporter by any means, all presidents take a rap for things they really can't control because it is easier to direct blame at one rather than hundreds. The real problem usually is with the Congress, holder of the purse strings and key to the chastity belt of the taxpayer. Members of Congress talk big and do little more than work to perpetuate their tenure.

Having written this, I agree a second term is not in the interest of the nation. But the economy is not primary in the list of my reasons.

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erudite 2 years, 6 months ago

Check here to see just how many days the US Congress actually meets: http://hobnobblog.com/congress-by-the-numbers/congressional-schedules/ or here: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/ds/h1122.html to see that they have worked 40 out of 60 calendar days so far in 2012. Check out the 2011 schedule to see that they worked 174 days out of a possible 260 work days.

This 2/3rds thing seems to be a Congressional pattern. We expect changes everyday when Congress is working only 2 out of every three.

Now, how quickly do you think any President can get things done?

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dingleberry 2 years, 6 months ago

Our "friends" in Congress are not known for punching the clock, only the taxpayer, but if they did work everyday think of the mess we would be in! Most of their "downtime" is used to closely read bills so that we don't have to pass legislation just to "see what's in it". I think most would agree careless disregard for pending legislation would not be wise, would you agree?

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erudite 2 years, 6 months ago

I do agree. However, seeing what does get passed leads me to believe many do not read the bills or that many are there to vote. I have not yet researched just how many Congress members are actually present to cast a vote for a bill.

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dingleberry 2 years, 6 months ago

No,they don't read the bills. Quite frankly, the bills are much more complex than Congress in general can understand and are written by special interest groups to be so difficult that most in Congress won't even try. For the most part, we elect people to fill good jobs and represent themselves and their friends rather than us.

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chinaberry25 2 years, 6 months ago

I for one hopes Obama goes via of the Oprah Winfrey network. He really shot her a line of BS and she fell for him because he is half black. Yes, we are going to pay for sometime on this screwup. After him, a lot of whites will never ever again vote for a black person. Good or bad. He is one of the most untrustworthy people in office and that is saying something. Even DCSS board members can be trusted more than he. John McCain hit it on the head, no experience and promise of change got us where we are. I do not trust him because of one thing alone. He does not attend church. Wonder why he sat in Rev. Wright's congregation other than to glean the black votes.

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erudite 2 years, 6 months ago

chinaberry...so, you do not trust anyone who does not go to church?

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sirnose48 2 years, 6 months ago

It's time for the voter in dougherty county to put someone in the coroner office who's not going to abuse the position so they can help a business profit from a decease person.

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