Can you give me 3 compelling reasons why Obama should be re-elected?
Please just tell me why HE should be re-elected.
And not why someone also shouldn't
Sorry, but your articles were very disappointing...
One was written by the member of Schiller Institute that is closely tied to Lyndon LaRouche...
Members of the LaRouche movement see LaRouche as a political leader in the tradition of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Not very bias wouldn't you say?
About your second link...
Historical & ECONOMIC rankings ARE 2 DIFFERENT THINGS...
So, dear, you STRUCK OUT ON BOTH POINTS
To: TWURZZ, some so called """wonderful facts"""" about FDR & his programs:
Democrats as well as some conservative intellectuals, are suggesting that Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal is a good model for government policy today.
Mounting evidence, however, makes clear that poor people were principal victims of the New Deal. The evidence has been developed by dozens of economists -- including two Nobel Prize winners -- at Brown, Columbia, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, the University of California (Berkeley) and University of Chicago, among other universities.
New Deal programs were financed by tripling federal taxes from $1.6 billion in 1933 to $5.3 billion in 1940. Excise taxes, personal income taxes, inheritance taxes, corporate income taxes, holding company taxes and so-called "excess profits" taxes all went up.
The most important source of New Deal revenue were excise taxes levied on alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, matches, candy, chewing gum, margarine, fruit juice, soft drinks
cars, tires (including tires on wheelchairs), telephone calls, movie tickets, playing cards, electricity, radios -- these and many other everyday things were subject to New Deal excise taxes, which meant that the New Deal was substantially financed by the middle class and poor people. Yes, to hear FDR's "Fireside Chats," one had to pay FDR excise taxes for a radio and electricity! A Treasury Department report acknowledged that excise taxes "often fell disproportionately on the less affluent."
Until 1937, New Deal revenue from excise taxes exceeded the combined revenue from both personal income taxes and corporate income taxes. It wasn't until 1942, in the midst of World War II, that income taxes exceeded excise taxes for the first time under FDR. Consumers had less money to spend, and employers had less money for growth and jobs.
New Deal taxes were major job destroyers during the 1930s, prolonging unemployment that averaged 17%. Higher business taxes meant that employers had less mo
money for growth and jobs. Social Security excise taxes on payrolls made it more expensive for employers to hire people, which discouraged hiring.
Other New Deal programs destroyed jobs, too. For example, the National Industrial Recovery Act (1933) cut back production and forced wages above market levels, making it more expensive for employers to hire people - blacks alone were estimated to have lost some 500,000 jobs because of the National Industrial Recovery Act. The Agricultural Adjustment Act (1933) cut back farm production and devastated black tenant farmers who needed work. The National Labor Relations Act (1935) gave unions monopoly bargaining power in workplaces and led to violent strikes and compulsory unionization of mass production industries. Unions secured above-market wages, triggering big layoffs and helping to usher in the depression of 1938.
What about the good supposedly done by New Deal spending programs? These didn't increase the number of jobs in the economy, be
because the money spent on New Deal projects came from taxpayers who consequently had less money to spend on food, coats, cars, books and other things that would have stimulated the economy. This is a classic case of the seen versus the unseen -- we can see the jobs created by New Deal spending, but we cannot see jobs destroyed by New Deal taxing.
For defenders of the New Deal, perhaps the most embarrassing revelation about New Deal spending programs is they channeled money AWAY from the South, the poorest region in the United States. The largest share of New Deal spending and loan programs went to political "swing" states in the West and East - where incomes were at least 60% higher than in the South. As an incumbent, FDR didn't see any point giving much money to the South where voters were already overwhelmingly on his side.
Americans needed bargains, but FDR hammered consumers -- and millions had little money. His National Industrial Recovery Act forced consumers to pay above-mark
above-market prices for goods and services, and the Agricultural Adjustment Act forced Americans to pay more for food. Moreover, FDR banned discounting by signing the Anti-Chain Store Act (1936) and the Retail Price Maintenance Act (1937).
Poor people suffered from other high-minded New Deal policies like the Tennessee Valley Authority monopoly. Its dams flooded an estimated 750,000 acres, an area about the size of Rhode Island, and TVA agents dispossessed thousands of people. Poor black sharecroppers, who didn't own property, got no compensation.
FDR might not have intended to harm millions of poor people, but that's what happened. We should evaluate government policies according to their actual consequences, not their good intentions.
- TwurzzLv 69 years agoFavourite answer
1. He has been extremely successful in the middle east, killing osama bin laden, and another 4 or 5 of Osama's top men, all within a year, all hiding in pakistan. He is also pulling 30,000 troops out of Afghanistan within the next 2 years.
2. In response to the economy he is using an approach extremely similar to FDR's time tested new deal plans. Many cons on this site will lie and say that the new deal made the recession longer than it needed to be, or some bullsh*t like that, but economists and scholars generally agree that the new deal was a major success and FDR was one of the best presidents ever, heres a write-up pointing out the new deal's success by economist Hartmut Cramer; http://www.schillerinstitute.org/fid_97-01/002-3_f...
And here are polls over the past 60 years, ONLY HISTORIANS AND ECONOMISTS are recorded in these polls : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_o...
3. Obamacare, Right now we have A. shortened life expectancies compared to most developed nations with a public option, B. many more uninsured people than any developed nation with a public option, and C, to top it off, we still pay more for healthcare than any developed nation with a public option. Obamacare would hopefully end corruption in hospitals where doctors prescribe unnecessary procedures on a daily basis just to get more money.
There are more, like repealing don't ask don't tell, or his nuclear terrorism prevention measures.
And keep in mind, he's not even finished with his first term.
Edit: crap, only person to give an actual answer, incoming downrates :(
Edit 2: If they thought he was bad economically, they wouldn't rate him as the best president ever... obviously... Historically and economically are intertwined. If you don't like my source from there, even though i don't completely understand how that man has anything to do with LaRouche, regardless of the site he's on, here are a few others - http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/GreatDepression... by Gene Smiley ( note that econlib stands for econ library, not liberal ) and http://www.econ.ucla.edu/files/senate_testimony_ap... ( though this one does criticize NIRA, but obama has passed nothing even remotely similar to NIRA )
And even then, if you disagree with point 2 , replace that with repealing don't ask don't tell.
By the way, if you were just looking for a conservative to align with your viewpoint that Obama is a bad president you should've just said so, and i wouldn't have wasted my time.
- ashLv 79 years ago
Scalia. Alito. Roberts. Thomas. There's 4 for you.
Edit: This IS an actual answer, the most important thing a President can do is set the future course of the nation with his Supreme Court appointees. If Obama is not re elected we risk another righto radical activist justice like the four listed above, and then we are in serious trouble for an entire generation.
- Debra DLv 79 years ago
1. The teleprompter industry would go under and more jobs would be lost.
2. We might end up with a President who would have gone to Joplin when the tornadoes destroyed the city instead of visiting with the Queen of England.
3. We might end up with a President who is not going to push for 18 million illegals to be put on the "pathway to citizenship" which will force me to learn my native language of English again when we finally get to take down all the signs written in Spanish.
- ?Lv 44 years ago
I will supply you 7. #one million Health Care Reform President Obama's sweeping well being care reform invoice establishes well being care insurance policy as a proper for all Americans. It expands insurance policy to 32 million extra Americans even as concurrently lowering the deficit through $one million.three trillion over the following two decades. It additionally makes unlawful most of the well being coverage enterprise's worst approaches for making extra benefit on the fee of folks's well being (adding denying insurance policy for folks with pre-current stipulations.) #two Successful Economic Stimulus When Barack Obama took over the Presidency the nation's economic climate used to be heading immediately down as a result of the distrous insurance policies of George W. Bush. In February Obama signed the stimulus into legislation and it has helped to stem the task losses. In truth economists say that over a million jobs have both been stored or further as a result of it. #three Eliminating Wasteful Spending The removing of the F-22 combat jet application is an illustration of one of the wasteful spending that Obama has removed as President. #four Sonia Sotomayor Obama's first Supreme Court nominee used to be triumphant. She grew to become the first actual hispanic at the Supreme Court and handiest the third girl. #five Credit Card Reform The bank card reform invoice that Obama signed in May of 2009 has helped to furnish new protections for consumers. #6 Stem Cell Research In May of '09 Obama signed an government order enabling extra federal cash for use for terribly principal stem telephone study. #7 More Successful on Anti-Terrorism Than Bush Obama introduced extra assaults on terrorists in his first yr than did Bush within the final 4 years of his Presidency mixed.
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- WinonaGalLv 79 years ago
No, I cannot.
I can say that the American public had better learn to educate themselves better of this country won't exist any longer. Obama must not be re-elected, he needs to step down and we need a fiscal conservative.
Yikes, Tim Geithner (sp?) was on TV yesterday calling to increase taxes? Hasn't he hear we are all hurting? When are they going to sharpen their pencil and make this work and start chipping away at that debt and cutting spending. Hello?
- Anonymous9 years ago
1. He authorized the strike that got bin Laden.
2. He ah let me get back to you on this one.
3. He's black.
- Dr. Li WenliangLv 79 years ago
June 3rd 2007
Obama's speach in St. Paul:
"this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal"
President Obama hasn't finished healing the planet yet.
- Anonymous9 years ago
1.) He can destroy America better than anyone
2.) He can rob you of your future like nobody else
3.) He can make you feel like you are living in the third world and that you should LIKE IT because all the wealth is spread around, and the misery, and the pain, and the hood life style everywhere
- Anonymous9 years ago
1, He's better then anyone the republicans have to run against him.
2, He's the only president in 70 years to be able to get health care reform (something you'll appreciate one day)
3, He got Bin Laden.
- regeruggedLv 79 years ago
I cannot even give you a bad reason for reelecting Obama. He should be ousted.