Mr. J. P. Ford: So, if it is not an enumerated right in the Constitution, then the federal government has no right to act to relieve suffering? That is arrant nonsense. The only recourse the millions who suffer and the thousands who die is help from the federal government, which has the power to relieve their suffering. If churches or other charitable organizations could do it that would be fine, and they are to be commended for what they do. But the problem is too large. We are talking about millions of people who cannot see a doctor because they don't have healthcare coverage. The only solution is a federal government solution. The federal government can and has acted. And for a good. If ObamaCare needs to be adjusted it can be. But if there is nothing done millions will continue to suffer and thousands will continue to die.
Are you satisfied with that?
I am praying that Obama will do better in tonight's debate.
I cannot believe people want to turn back to the same failed policies that got us into the economic mess we are in now by electing Romney.
The economy is at least recovering and can recover faster if the Republicans will work with Obama.
Do we want to return to the falied economic policies of Bush? Do we want to get into more never-ending wars?
Do we really want to elect Romney and have George W. Bush II?
Well, the unemployment rate is as high as it is because of the failed Republican policies of Bush.
You do remember that the economy crashed under him. The stock market crashed and the banking system was in ruins as well. So, you are going to criticize Obama because he is not cleaning up the mess of Bush fast enough? The economy is at least recovering. And if the Republicans would work with Obama it could recover faster.
As far as terrorist attacks whatever the truth is I want it to come out. If Obama is to blame then he is. But I am not going to base that on what I hear from Fox News, the Republican Network. I would not be so quick to criticize Obama about terrorists. 9/11 happened under Bush. He was warned about Osama Bin-Laden being prepared to attack and he took no action. He bears responsiblity for not taking action. And then he never got Bin-Laden. Obama did.
The formula that the Republican Presidents have followed is the one Romney is following now: cut taxes and raise military spending but balance the budget. It did not work under Reagan or either Bush and all three did add trillions to the National Debt. Look at the U. S. Treasury website. History will repeat itself under Romney because he will do the same thing..
Romney may have won the first debate, but he is still the Romney who has no real ideas to solve our economic crisis and apparently has no real values or ideals. He will be the kind of candidate needed to win the election, the "etch-a-sketch" candidate, as you remember. Obama is cleaning up the mess left by his successor. Let's not turn back to the failed policies that Romney backed himself. There is nothing he has said or done that makes me believe that is administration would not be like the failed last Republican administration. He promises to cut taxes and raise military spending but still balance the budget. Sound familiar? His policies will add trillions to the National Debt if he is elected and we will probably be in another war we should not be in. Possibly more than one war. We do not need another Bush. The economy is recovering under Obama, albeit not at the rate we want, but he has no help from the Republicans in Congress who will not work with him. But he saved the economy from going into a second Great Depression.
Crazyreb if you go the United States Treasury's Historical Debt Annual page:
you will see how much the National Debt did go up under the Republican Presidents. I remember Reagan's promises; his economic policies did not produce the surpluses he promised; I don't have to depend on the history books, I have my memory. It was under him that the National Debt got staggeringly high and his two Republican successors also had failed economic policies that added trillions to the debt. It was not Obama's fault that the National Debt was staggeringly high when he took office. It was, though, and this is a fact, not my opinion or "delusion." Obama had to back the economic stimulus to save the United States from economic catastrophe that would have occurred because of the failed policies of his Republican successor. It was not Obama's fault that he and the country were left with the debt and the mess caused by Bush.
By Richard Alley
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