When the main stream media interviews people criticizing Obama's efforts to clean up the Bush financial crisis, they should always ask them "What would you do to clean up the debt America inherited from the Bush Administration?"
Lamar from Lakeland, FL
Bill Clinton cleaned up the Reagan/Bush debt leaving us an $8 trillion projected surplus in 2000 and now Obama has to pay off an even bigger debt after the GW Bush presidency in 2009. Don't your Republicans get it? Cleaning up your debt takes time and money! These talking head Republicans supported eight years of deficit spending with Bush and now attack Obama for trying to prevent the country from going bankrupt. It doesn't get any more hypocritical than that!
How about asking these born again Republicans “What Would Jesus Do” to pay off Bush’s debt? We tried their 'tax cuts for the rich trickle down ideas' for the past eight years and that's what got us into this mess.
Personally, I don't like the fact that Obama left these high ranking, overly paid financial officials in their jobs after their decisions bankrupted their companies causing tax payers to have to bail them out. None of these bailed out companies should have any management official making more than the President's $400,000 civil servant annual salary. Obama should make it a mandatory requirement when they accept our bail out money that absolutely no bonuses are given out until the tax payers are paid back with interest.
Plus, somebody needs to tell Obama that he has a better chance at finding Osama bin Laden than winning a drug war with the Mexican and South American Drug Lords. "Just Say No" hasn't worked for over 25 years and the media needs to ask him repeatedly, "Mr. President, can you afford to blow off a net savings of $70 billion dollars by not legalizing pot?"
50% of the people in prison are their for drugs and we can't afford to build enough jail space to house future generations of pot heads. Just like prohibition, legalization and education is the only answer. Don't be hypocritical; alcohol does more damage to society that pot anyway so you're chasing a ghost Mr. President, by being tough on potheads.
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