How about that Obama?

United States
November 26, 2008 3:54pm CST
I know that it has been a few weeks since the election and some people were elated by Obama's win and others have just come to grips with who are new president will be. What are your views about Obama? Which of his political views do you agree with? Which do you disagree with? Do you think he can turn this nation around? How? Do you think that he is to inexperienced to make a difference? Please remember to be respectful of other peoples views. I personally like Obama, I like the fact that I am living through a historical time. I have heard many people say that Obama does not have the experience to run this counrty. I agree that his is not as experienced as past leaders. However, look were experience has landed us, sometimes it takes a fresh and unbiased view to create new ideas. I say give the man a chance, and remember; change does not happen overnight and it is too heavy a burden for one man to bear. So if we want to see change in this country we have to be part of it. Ghandi said "Be the change that you want to see in the world." How true...
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Some people twist everything to suit their cause. Obama has plenty of experience to lead this nation. He is proving it even before taking office. He is choosing a cabinet that even Republican leaders acclaim as great choices. We were lead down the wrong path by the present administration and Obama has already set in motion changes that will be a benefit to all U.S. citizens, not just the wealthy and well-to-do. Republicans are spreading stories that refute the fact that Obama is an American Citizen. Obama was born in Hawaii 2 years after Hawaii obtained statehood. To back this up here is a certified copy of his birth certificate in case you need it. http://tinyurl.com/5vxtm4 Have a great Holiday season, I will be pigging out on turkey at my grand daughters on Thursday.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Why is the certificate number blacked out, and why is there no signature of a state official on the certificate. This photo is something that anyone could make up.
@paan454 (61)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 08
I am happy Obama won..I think he offer more potential for america to reestablish the credibility its lost on the world stage in the last 8 years.
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• United States
27 Nov 08
I am just praying that he doesn't actually do all the stuff he said he would do durring the election, and from cabinit picks it looks like I might get my wish. I am actually a little less freaked out than when he got elected. Specifically Tax increases on anything (person/ business) earning oer 250,000 and an increase of the minimum wage to $9.50. Those are the two big ones that will put my small business under. I don't thing he is silly enought to just up and pull out of Iraq as a face saving measure, I have to think he will stay in long enought to leave a peaceful transition which we are not too far from as is.
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Well troublegum, I don't think you have anything to worry about Iraq, Obama has already stated that we will probably have troops there another year or so. As for you business, I hope you are in a business that can survive the present situation. Many businesses in and around our area are really hurting and there are a few closing their doors. We have a new restaurant at the edge of our city and it is a wonderful place to eat, very clean and great food. The other morning a friend and I went there to eat breakfast. It was after 8 in the morning and we were the only ones there. The owner was looking out the front window, probably wondering if he was going to take in enough money to pay his overhead and help that day. About 15 or 20 minutes later a family of 3 came in then there were a few more couples that arrived. When we were finished eating there were probably a dozen or so people having breakfast. Not good! Being in business you should know the difference between net income and gross income. You only pay taxes on your net income, after all of the operating expenses are deducted. I congratulate you if you can take home over $250,000 a year. That should put you in a very good position financially. My hope for you is that your business will continue to flourish and you can continue to live the life you enjoy.
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• United States
27 Nov 08
I do not take home over 250,000 a year. But most of the comapnies that make the products that I sell do. Also the distributors who I buy those products from do. Many of my customers also fall into that tax bracket. So although I don't make that cash, I have to overcome the effects of it in three places to make a sale. In other words, my cost of products go up, and the income of the people I am selling them too go down. As for reastaurants, I have noticed that they tend to come and go in any economy. There are a lot more moving parts there because their food has to be good for the price, they have to have a following of people who like to eat there, and they have to worry about food going bad.
@Bevsue (251)
• United States
1 Dec 08
All the hype about change is looking pretty darn phony given the fact that most of his appointees are tired old retreads from the Clinton days. Most of his economic folks are all part of the gang that got us in the finacial mess we are in right now. How is this change???????
@anniepa (27216)
• United States
29 Nov 08
I think he just might be able to turn this nation around, I really do. Call me a naive dreamer, but I'm NOT, I've been around the block a few times and feel we really need a change. I don't think the whole "experience" thing is as important as some have made it out to be and anyway, once McCain chose Palin as his running mate that argument went out the window. For those who insist on "executive experience" I say sorry, there are plenty of executives who have run their companies into the ground and been highly rewarded for doing so. I have high hopes now and that's something I haven't been able to say for a long time now. Annie
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I think there has been way too much hype about Obama's election - something that has turned a lot of people off where he is concerned. Many questions have come up about his background and associations and he has made rationalizations rather than to provide information that would answer these questions. If things are turned around during his administration, it will be due to the experience of those he has appointed to his staff, and not due to his own experience. It is looking more and more like he is just a pawn of the Democratic party - they helped elect him to do their bidding.