samhill wrote:Don`t get me wrong here I don`t agree with everything thats going on in the Gov. but I do believe that B.O. is in the process of closeing Gitmo, ending the occupations & a few other things. Its gonna be kind of hard to be bi-partisan when shorty after you take office you have a party leader publicly say that his party is going to do nothing to help this president. The pork he should be using the line item veto on but then that kind of seals his fate of getting anything, & there is a lot of pork from both parties. Reduce the deficit HOW when the economy was fundamentaly sound for all those years the Bush-Co. went from a surplus to leading the country into ruin & all the blank checks that were written aren`t in yet. Getting rid of lobbyist, I`ve always been for that but I don`t know if thats even with-in his power. Your right its easy to throw stones but you should be sure they are thrown in the right direction.
Clinton had a fleeting surplus only as a result of gutting the military. He was fortunate to enjoy the fruits of economic seeds planted during the RR years.
Spending in the Bush years will be exceeded by the current congress and Obama in less than one more year.
Our economy hasn't been "fundamentally sound" for fifty years or more. Deficit spending in excess of growth rates is not fundamentally sound.
Closing Gitmo is a mistake. You simply don't give the enemy the aid and comfort of citizens rights.
Obama is already equivocating with regard to war and his peace prize, classicly speaking out of both sides of his mouth.
Get rid of corporate and professional lobbyists? I agree!