The money is going to not come from the likes of Trump, but from everyone to pay for health care. EVERYONE's taxes here in the United States would go up. How do you think it gets paid for Down Under? Don't know how old you are, but if you're old enough to work, your taxes pay for it. If you're still in school, then your parents pay for it with their taxes. TANSTAAFL.
The war in Iraq was not for oil, we have not seen any of this oil everyone talks about. That's why we are now paying nearly $4 a gallon for gas and Iraq enjoys cheap gas. The intel that Bush went on was what the rest of the world was using also in regards to believing Saddam Hussein still had a weapons program, which he clearly did at one time when trying to build a nuclear program and using poison gas on the Kurds and on Iranian soldiers during the Iran-Iraq war. Besides, he was a monster that murdered many of his own people and had to go. I think Bush had no idea what he was doing when going in, but Saddam had to go and I'm good with that. I wish he would have let our troops do the job rather than handcuff them, or we would have been out long before we were.
I understand the economy needs time to recover, but we have not seen any progress. Obama has made things worse. Four times the debt, the deficit is up as well. Unemployment hasn't improved as we still have people looking for jobs and many have given up. In reality, our unemployment is understated and probably closer to 13-14%. Our government hasn't seen a budget in about two years passed by Congress so naturally the wealthy and small-business owners are sitting on their money right now as they don't know what's going to happen. If a decision is not made about the tax cuts by the end of this year, all taxes are going up. This will push our economy over the fiscal cliff. The same is being played out right now throughout Europe and China. Obama has had four years to change things and it ain't working. It's time to move on and find someone who will make the changes needed, including cutting down on wasteful government spending.
As for the Wall Street folks, notice that people like Ken Lay and Bernie Madoff were arrested during Bush's tenure. Not one single person that has taken advantage of the rules has seen arrest since Obama took office.
UN Resolution 1441 provided the U.S. with the approval to go to war with Iraq. Congress had authorized military action also prior to the invasion. On the other hand, Obama sends American planes and attacks Libya with no OK from the UN or Congress. Obama violated international law and the U.S. Constitution. At least Bush got permission and followed all laws in the U.S. and internationally.
What happened in Libya was a tragedy and there is no denying that. The problem I have is that someone in the government dropped the ball and needs to be held accountable for not having adequate security for our embassy there, especially when no other Western nation had their embassy open there. I want heads to roll and careers to end if people are that damn incompetent. The problem is that there are people in this country that put politics over principle. When it comes to our security, I don't play that. The media is strangely silent for the most part, and many of the same people (Dems and liberals) that screamed about Bush's being accountable for Iraq, etc...are silent or defending Obama. If this happened to Bush, the media would have been tracking this story the way my dog tracks a deer during hunting season. Those people are unpatriotic and dangerous. That double-standard can't happen.
Again, I don't care that Clinton got a hummer from an intern, although he could have upgraded as he was leader of the Free World and gotten his freak on with a supermodel or head of state or top government official instead. I care about the fact he lied to a grand jury and committed perjury, which is a crime. Obama flouts the law also, with his refusal to enforce immigration laws, passing of the DREAM act creating amnesty for children of illegals which should be Congress' call, and military action against other nations without consent from Congress. You talk about Rupert Murdoch, there are assclowns like George Soros trying to buy the election for Obama this time around.
Um, the likes of Trump and anyone very similar..they make like hundreds of millions of dollars, they would surely be okay to take a tax cut for the Health care reform process.
Bush was trying to fit his Daddy's war, he got carried away and put a ton of troops lives in danger in the process. No WMD was found, it was all a lie in order to get oil, it's pretty simple.
Saddam was an extremely evil man but the normal thing to do would not to put innocent civilians in harms way with bombing the shit out of some places that didn't even ignite 9/11. You take care of Saddam by tracking him down, similar case with how they took care of Osama.
You really though that ANYONE from 2009 to 2012 would be able to fix the economy up? It's impossible, it's going to take a ton of small steps here and there to get it rolling again.
Yeah, those two did get put in jail but the three wise men sure didn't go in, they are off now on their yachts, spending millions of dollars from the pay outs they got from Bush and co. They escaped without any scars.
The Libya and Iraq "war" are two different things, granted there were deaths in both incidents but the Iraq "war" was drawn out a lot, and what were the US even doing there? A ton of troops have spoken out on it...everything is so messy and cluttered atm that Obama has been forced to keep them in Iraq, it's fucked.
You are comparing Soros to Murdoch? Hahahaha. Wow. Murdoch is a piece of shit who approved the Iraq war, he has a stronghold here in Australia by bashing people on the left in the newspapers, media etc. Left wingers need their voices to be raised otherwise all you would get is News Ltd bullshit, because News Ltd have done so much good for the world, right?
If Romney wins, a lot of people will lose their jobs even more, and it will get worse.