I'll tell ya right now - the Dems will hold both houses of Congress after the election, and Obama will be re-elected in 2012. You can take both of those to the bank. Cycloptichorn
Crap. My bank failed, one of 95 so far this year...
He had no option. Objecting would have carried with it an admission of failure.
Actually, since this post, we're up to over 100 banks failing this year.
Won't it be great when the FDIC pays out even more taxpayer money to make up the losses? Heck, just add it to Obama's tab. It's only up to what, $1.47 trillion this year?
Nothing bad has anything to do with Obama...we get it Cyclo.
I would be OK with giving Obama time if he wasn't so hell-bent on making things worse in the interim.
So, anything that has happened to our economy, good or bad, is the fault of Obama IF it happened AFTER he passed his first budget.
Ok, it is a good thing that it has gone down, but it went up above 10% on his watch, AFTER he passed his stimulus plan and said it wouldnt go above 8%.
WASHINGTON — Step by step, President Barack Obama is building a record of major legislation that's sure to make a mark on history.
The most sweeping financial regulation since the Great Depression. A vast expansion of health care, which Democrats had wanted for more than six decades. An $862 billion stimulus package that locked in long-sought Democratic priorities.
Yet his job-approval rating remains low. Why doesn't he get any credit?
Is a second American revolution coming?
The first one started with the Boston Tea Party. More than 230 years later, some think the time is ripe for a second American revolution.
An editorial in "Investors Business Daily" suggests people are now asking if the government does more harm than good—and if we should change what it does and the way it does it.
Much of the blame is laid on what it calls the "imperial presidency." It says that through his policies – like record spending and deficits, taxes, health care, etc. -President Obama is "diminishing America from within".
And there are growing signs that many Americans have had a bellyful of President Obama's policies.
Start with health care. 71 percent of Missouri voters supported a measure that would forbid the federal government from penalizing people who don't buy health insurance as mandated under President Obama's health care law.
And it's not just Missouri. Five states have passed similar bills, and two other states will have constitutional amendments on their November ballots to opt out of all, or part of, the new health care law.
There's immigration, which one day may be seen as the turning point in this struggle. While the federal government refuses to enforce the nation's immigration laws and refuses to secure our borders – it's going after Arizona in court for trying to protect its own citizens from an invasion of illegal aliens.
One Arizona sheriff says the federal government "has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help." A Mexican drug cartel has reportedly offered $1 million to kill another Arizona sheriff, the controversial Joe Arpaio.
Things are getting very ugly. No surprise the president's approval ratings continue to decline. In some of the major polls, it's now approaching 40 percent.