Sunday, December 25, 2011

Why do Christians insist on inserting religion in Christmas?

Christmas should be a time for everyone to enjoy, to reflect, to share and how to be a better person.   It shouldn't be just a day for Christians to voice their beliefs and try to impose them on others.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Best Holiday Wishes to you, President Obama!

Dear President Obama,

Thank you for another wonderful year of progress.   We are all so happy that you are our president.   The world is a better place because of you.   America is starting to become a good place as well because of your leadership and vision.

2012 is going to be an exciting year.   You will win a well-deserved second term as president and we'll be embarking on new journey's of progress and growth.

You have already ended the Bush Recession, gave us health care, investments in science, green energy and health care.   The economy is growing again and people are getting jobs again.   You ended Bush's war on Iraq and stopped the torture. You have restored our rights to be free and diverse and for that, we cannot thank you enough.

We'll be working hard for you in 2012 and forever.   We love you.

Have a wonderful vacation and a beautiful and fun holiday season!

- Lara Spenzak

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Why do Republicans want bad relations with North Korea?

Former President Jimmy Carter recently sent North Korea a message of condolence over the death of Kim Jong-il.   He wished every success to Kim Jong-un, the son of Kim Jong-il who died this week. 

For some reason these gesture of decency has been attacked by Republicans and the Conservative war-mongers.   What is the big deal here for them?   Why not get relations with North Korea off to a good start?  Diplomacy is the way America and North Korea can become friends.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Is President Obama too intelligent for many Americans?

Polls show that most Americans support President Obama and will reelected him for his second term in 2012.  But there is still considerable number of Americans who don't support the president.  There are even some Americans who actually blame President Obama for the economic problems that Bush created during his eight years of mistakes.

What can President Obama do to reach out to these stupid Americans?  Is there any hope for them?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Things are BETTER under President Obama

Reagan said it best when he asked, "Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?"

Of course, in the case of Barack Obama, its 3+ years ago that he took office and there is a lot of time between now and the next election. A lot could happen- good and bad.

But we, as a nation, ARE undeniably and measurably better off now than we were just 3 short years ago. When Obama won the presidency in 2008, the economy was in free fall. We faced the greatest economic crash since the great depression losing massive numbers of American jobs in just a few short weeks.

TODAY, fears of a depression or even a double dip recession are beginning to dissipate. In October alone, we gained 80,000 jobs. Unemployment is not rising as it was in 2008. Its FALLING. It has gone from more than 10 percent, now dipping below 9 percent. While we still have a long way to go, jobs ARE being created and the economy is improving. (The only argument to be made is that it could be improving FASTER- no doubt the Republican nominee will make this assertion in 2012 if the economy is still improving)

Not only that, the world's most wanted terrorist has been killed. While Obama didn't pull the trigger himself, he made a decisive move to use ground troops to take out the Al Qaeda leader rather than launching a missile which would have made it difficult to confirm the terrorist's death. A tyrant named Gadaffi has also been toppled with American help.

Obama is not my ideal president but its tough to deny that killing the world's most wanted terrorist and FALLING unemployment are positive developments for this nation and, frankly, I sleep a lot better at night knowing that the economy is improving and the world's most wanted terrorist is dead and gone.

Sure, things could always be BETTER. BUt its tough to deny that we're doing better today than in late 2008!

U.S. economy economy continues to soar under President Obama. Unemployment rate down to 8.6%

Republicans got even more bad news the other way. The unemployment rate has dropped again down to 8.6%. President Obama has already created more jobs than Bush did in eight years:

The president’s Council of Economic Advisers, in a report released in March, estimated that between 2.5 million and 3.6 million jobs were created or saved by President Obama's stimulus through the fourth quarter of 2010.

Separately, the council’s report cited four independent analyses by the Congressional Budget Office and three private economic analysis companies. Here’s what the groups found:

• CBO: Between 1.3 million and 3.6 million jobs saved or created.

• IHS/Global Insight: 2.45 million jobs saved or created.

• Macroeconomic Advisers: 2.3 million jobs saved or created.

• Moody’s Economy.com: 2.5 million jobs saved or created.

http://www.politifact.com/virginia/statements/2011/oct/21/national-rep ublican-senatorial-committee/national-republican-senatorial-committee- ad-says-s