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Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

Neal from PA Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 5:58 PM
SAD TRUTH…MORE OF THE SAME! We are now officially a socialist country. The direction that our demographics and Obama has taken us, our country will most likely never again see a conservative agenda. People can talk all day long about what is "fair" and "not fair" but the most damage that Obama and his look and feel good liberals has brought to our country is destruction of incentive for both our productive and non-productive citizens.
pattibaby Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:37 PM
patti's notes: " what a shame", to see this dictator, do what he is doing to our beloved country. we are not the leaders anymore,he took it away, naybe someone will take him away . pl,orl,fla
Neal from PA Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 5:59 PM

We have become enablers to people who have nothing to gain by going to work, and we have taken away the incentive for workers to try to better themselves only to see a greater part of their salary end up as tax dollars. That strikes at the core of everything that has made the United States the greatest country in the world.

Neal from PA Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 5:59 PM

Fortunately for us older Americans, we won't suffer the brunt of this self-destruction. However, we will still suffer from the continued Liberal look good…feel good abyss. Those who have been bent on destroying the middle class have done a "great" job, and our future generations will pay the price. Will they ever…with higher taxes, costs rising on everything and a lower standard of living.

Roy323 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:20 AM
Neal/PA-I must say I agree with your appraisals of the existing situation/condition of our Great Country. I well remember VJ-Day and took part in the last phase of the Korean conflict and more than 4 years in/around Vietnam. And, YES "we have become enablers" of spoiled brats and the price for such derelictions will present a HEAVY PRICE TO PAY! But WE must "press on" and refuse to accept the status quo much less sanction it! WE CAN STILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Rarely have second terms lived up to the hopes and expectations of presidents or their electorates.

FDR's began with an attempt to pack the Supreme Court by adding new justices and a second Depression of 1937. He was rescued only by the war in Europe in 1939 and the GOP's nomination of "the barefoot boy from Wall Street," Wendell Willkie.

What can be called Harry Truman's second term was a disaster.

In 1949, the Soviets exploded an atom bomb and China fell to Mao. In 1950, the Rosenbergs were convicted as atomic spies for Stalin and North Korea invaded the South,...