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Plenty of 'underwhelming' choices...

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at 10:08 AM

Last night's GOP candidate debate in New Hampshire left us underwhelmed.

Right now, we're not overly excited about any of the candidates -- either Republican or Democrat -- who are making a bid to lead our nation after the 2012 election.

We have 17 months of campaigning ahead of us, a time period that will almost certainly prove mind-numbing to most voters.

So far, both parties are playing to platitudes, rather than sound policies.

Like weather forecasters and economists, every politician running for office claims to have a clear crystal ball predicting what the future will bring, even if all of them have had a poor record in the past for anticipating events -- such as the economic meltdown that occurred two-and-a-half years ago.

In fact, most of the candidates last night had praised the deregulatory actions that led to the meltdown -- and then either didn't offer any viable alternatives or went along with the bailout most experts now agree was vital to preventing a world-wide depression. But they complained about it, anyway.

Several of the candidates seemed to be rewriting history to justify their positions -- but then, we've got some candidates who've proven they don't have a good handle on history in the first place.

Right now, the major issue is jobs. In our opinion, every other issue must take a back seat to finding ways to greatly expand the number of jobs in this country -- and we're not talking bottom-feeding minimum wage jobs, but jobs that actually allow people to support a family. Last month's jobs report was terrible, and if McDonald's hadn't hired 60,000 people for low-paying wages it would have been in negative numbers. Relying on McDonald's wages to turn the economy around doesn't strike us as a firm foundation for the nation's economic growth.

None of the candidates Monday night, the president or Congress, seem to have a clear plan for how to get people back to work, and right now that's the most pressing need in this nation.

Perhaps other candidates will pop up between now and the primary elections who will have better ideas, or one of the existing candidates will spend more time working on a sound, comprehensive and workable policy than on sound bites and "marketing" their campaign. Platitudes won't solve the problem. Last night was not a great start on the road to a brighter future.

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Why do you say "We" and "Our's"? Isn't this suppose to be YOUR opinion, not ours?

-- Posted by shockwave on Wed, Jun 15, 2011, at 10:41 AM

What is this, Kelly has something other than glorious praise for his savor Obama. How dare he question his plan to create or save jobs? I can understand him taking a swipe at Sarah Palin with his "we've got some candidates who've proven they don't have a good handle on history in the first place." comment; but she isn't even running as of today. And then there is the stimulus, 30K for research on giving brown trout glasses and 5 million for a new runway at an airport in a town with two residents. (These are just examples of the way some of his shovel ready jobs where thought out). I could care less about the rest of the world and if they go into a depression. I care about the USA and if we don't stop spending we will end up just like Greece and head down the road of Europe. Can you imagine if we cut of free college education to illegals, cut off all benefits to illegals and anyone failing a drug test? That would not be good, no we need to have the drug addicts on SSI and welfare so they can buy the drugs from Mexico and keep the drug lords in power. Now that is the way to run a county, I thought Obama was going to make this a utopia like he did for Illinois and Chicago.

-- Posted by Trouble2011 on Wed, Jun 15, 2011, at 1:18 PM

My Mom was on Medicaid the last couple years of her life. She lived to be 91 yrs old and she had a nice chunk of savings, however that dwindled down fast when I put her in the nursing home. She got a retirement check and all but a few dollars each month went towards her payment to the nursing home the rest of it Medicaid picked up. She had dental care which medicaid paid for. She needed dental work and didn't have but a few dollars in her checking account.

When she died what was left in her checking account the nursing home got that.

You have to be pretty much penniless to get medicaid....

There are many many elderly on medicaid living in nursing homes...

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 11:15 AM

The example of the guy that won millions in the lottery but is receiving food stamps (credit card) from taxpayers. He is still eligible to receive the handout since they don't consider lottery winnings as income. He also stated he will continue to collect since they can't stop him even though he has millions in the bank. This is how these freeloaders think, give me...give me...give me. I shouldn't have to work or try if some sucker will work two jobs and pay me not to work. Let us do away with all these entitlements unless you are too old, sick, or can't take care of yourself. I don't mean he/she has bi-polar so let's give them SSI, I mean your mental so we are going to commit you sick and you will have someone appointed to oversee your welfare. No voting and someone will make all your decisions for you if you get assistance. I was watching JAIL on TV one night and a guy was brought in for stealing from his mother, he flat said he already spent his SSI (government check) on weed and needed to get more. He smokes pot all day and the taxpayers (you and me) pay for this. My favorite is to watch the welfare junkies buy steaks and brand name products with their food stamp card then buy beer and cigarettes with a roll of cash, topping off with getting into a newer car or truck. Freeloaders got to hate them, where is the drug testing? It is good enough for the military it should be good enough for the freeloaders.

-- Posted by Trouble2011 on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 3:10 PM

I checked out your link Homer

Did you see this

The aritcle also states that the poll in the first June of the election cycle bears little resemblance to the final outcome. It predicted Reagan to lose to Mondale, It predicted Clinton to lose to Dole all had a mid 40's approval rating as Obama does. The poll means nothing at this point and Gallup goes to pretty great lengths to let you know that

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Sat, Jun 18, 2011, at 12:37 PM

If you make a donation you can get a "Made in the USA Mug"


-- Posted by MsMarylin on Sat, Jun 18, 2011, at 3:37 PM

I thought you guys would love that link... lol ! I'm just trying to be my hilarious self..... hahahahha !

I don't think that mug could serve as your "porta potty" way to small

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Sat, Jun 18, 2011, at 5:57 PM

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