That’s Awesome! What part??
Have a history teacher explain this if they can.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.
For lack of a better phrase, I FEAR FOR AMERICA! And I am not trying to be melodramatic. But I honestly do. There are a lot of reasons why but I will focus on one very major problem that kind of almost underlines all of the other problems… Taxes….And not just the taxes we have but the constant NEW tax increase, ALL on top of Obamacare. So not only will EVERYTHING become a lot more expensive. For instance, Milk is suppose to go up by about 2$. Daily living will become harder to deal with. We also see the monopolization of healthcare, which (as we see now and in Canada, Switzerland, Australia, I could go on..) Is expensive. Premiums are increasing while quality in general is decreasing due to the high demand for doctor visits and the constant flux of clientele. Simple supply and demand curve that democrats think is mumbo jumbo… High taxes are what brings jobs out of our country while Americans starves. So this high taxes crap is going to cause a MUCH larger lower class while hurting (immensely) the middle class. So while prices increase our paychecks will most likely decrease.. This next four years will cause a multitude of problems and will be very hard to get out of but I hope and I pray that strong true conservatives will take action and take over Washington. Because its true, Washington is a huge mess.
Since the Great Depression, the Obama administration is last in economic growth and job creation. We have gone 1,400 days without a budget and he is the first President in history to serve a full term without a budget.
He is also the first President with $1 trillion plus deficits four years in a row.”
I love you! I wish most Americans were more like you. I am glad you were open enough to challenge what you previously thought was right and I am even happier that you were smart and converted. Talk to your friends, discuss, challenge there thoughts as well in a healthy debate and hopefully more people will do what you did!
You may have supported me as President or not, but one thing I NEVER did to ANY of you as your President is raise your taxes. In fact instead I cut taxes twice for you which led to millions of new jobs and record revenue for the Treasury.
After what your so called “lawmakers” from both parties did to you today, do you miss me now?
Oh look Something Boehner said that I can finally agree on.
House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday. John Boehner delivered a sharp response to Harry Reid, who last week accused the House speaker of running “dictatorship.” The top Republican reportedly told the top Senate Democrat, “Go f— yourself.”
“What are you talking about?” Reid replied, at the White House.
“Go f— yourself,” Boehner repeated.
What is wrong with this picture? … I wonder what came first, being elected as a public servant OR the millionaire status?
To me, the Conservative establishment is the 8th wonder of the world. Now many people can play the blame game on why we lost in November or point fingers to Mitt Romney. But yet this is not just about Mitt Romney. He is only the latest in a long series of presidential candidates backed by a Republican establishment that seems convinced that ad hoc “moderation” is where it’s at — no matter how many of their ad hoc moderates get beaten by even vulnerable, unknown or discredited Democrats.
EX: Back in 1948, when the Democratic Party splintered into three parties, each one with its own competing presidential candidate, Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey was considered a shoo-in. Dewey’s chief campaign tactic was to make no mistakes, to offend no one. His major speeches, wrote the Louisville Courier Journal, could be boiled down ‘to these historic four sentences: Agriculture is important. Our rivers are full of fish. You cannot have freedom without liberty. The future lies ahead…’” Does this sound like a more recent Republican presidential candidate?
Meanwhile, President Harry Truman was on the attack in 1948, with speeches that had many people saying, “Give ‘em hell, Harry.” He won, even with the Democrats’ vote split three ways.
But, to this day, the Republican establishment still goes for pragmatic moderates who feed pablum to the public, instead of treating them like adults. But now What we all should be worried about are high tax rates driving American investments overseas, when there are millions of Americans who could use the jobs that those investments would create at home.
Yet Obama has been allowed to get away with the emotional argument that the rich can easily afford to pay more, as if that is the issue. **But it will be the issue if no one says otherwise.**
Some people (I am one of them) may take solace from the fact that there are some articulate Republicans like Marco Rubio who may come forward in 2016. But with Iran going nuclear and North Korea developing missiles that can hit California, our political arena may look way different by then.
Aren’t politicians nasty?
I said this before and I will say it again, “A good politician is a politician willing to risk their job to stand up for the people who elected them”
This fiscal cliff non sense is a lose lose situation for everyone even if the deal is passed. I say we hold it to the people we elected to actually do their jobs so we can see REAL change in government. Republicans and Democrats alike. WE NEED TRUE CONSERVATIVES who have morals and sanctity. We need the conservatives to act like conservatives and to stand up for everyone, not just their pockets.
I can not wait till I run for public office…
How many politicians does it take to screw up an economy? One. No, two. Wait, let me think about this some more — how about 535, as in 435 House member plus 100 Senators.Hold on, I forgot to include President Obama. Can you give me a couple more weeks to answer?
What is happening in Washington right now is a joke — and a badly constructed one at that. Obama proved that yesterday afternoon by going in front of reporters at a White House press conference — all smiley and flip — despite the fact that serious negotiations were supposed to be going about the financial fate of our country.
The agreement, as it was being reported as I’m writing, won’t address any cuts in expenditures, but it will increase taxes on enough people — those married folks with incomes supposedly more than $450,000 a year, for instance — to allow our leaders to say they did something without really doing anything.Just back from their ill-deserved Christmas break, our leaders spent yesterday trying to cobble together a last minute, half-assed compromise that’ll keep full-blown tax increases and spending cuts from going into immediate effect. Oops. It turns out as of last night that they really did do nothing. The hard work will be left to the new Congress — which also will eventually decide to do nothing about our financial problems.
But Washington will be forced to increase the nation’s debt limit in the very near future. And the finger-pointing that will go with that discussion will cause more problems.
Meanwhile, our nation’s $16 trillion-plus debt level will continue to rise, and tax receipts paid to the government will probably decline thanks to the fear instilled in consumers and businesses by the so-called “fiscal cliff” and debt-limit negotiations.
This year’s federal deficit probably won’t be improved one nickel. Nice work, guys!
Three things will get Washington’s attention, and I hope all of them don’t happen at the same time.