So what did you think of the Presidential Speech last night!

United States
February 10, 2009 6:28am CST
I thought it was a crock with staged questions of the people that he approved and the first and the third question were the same thing just worded different. I felt that he couldn't spit out his words, didn't answer questions fully and said the same thing over and over. How about you?
6 responses
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
10 Feb 09
i think he is trying real hard to clean up bush's mess. it was his first news conference. i think everybody needs to back off & give him a break & let him try to do what needs doing. he hasn't been presibent a month yet, give him a break.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I find it interesting that no one ever cut Bush any slack with everything that he had to deal with during his terms in office but we're already supposed to cut Obama slack. Obama upped people's expectations of him and what he could do with his campaign promises and now that he can't do what he said, we're supposed to cut him slack - pretty much a double standard, don't you think? We don't need more campaign speeches, we need a President that can prove that he is a LEADER and not just someone who wants to spend his time criticizing and blaming the previous administration. We need a LEADER who will take the bull by the horns, get to work and get things done. We need the CHANGE that he promised during his campaign. What many people fail to remember is that Obama was a US Senator for the past four year and was a part of the decisions that were made during that time~! I am also tire of hearing him blaming the Republicans for all of his problems - every other word is how the Republicans did this or that and that's why he isn't do what he is should be doing - that is a crock! He needs to get out of campaign-mode and get to work!
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
10 Feb 09
the man has not been in office a month yet. what were u thinking overnight sucess. it took bush 8 years too get us in the mess we are in. how in the world do u think obama can straighten it out in less than a month. get real!!
@Taskr36 (13926)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Blaming Bush will only carry him so far. He keeps telling lies about how this is worse than the Great Depression and that there are no earmarks in the stimulus bill, and that he won't hire any lobbyists, etc. The guy can't stop lying long enough to remember what the truth is anymore. It took Bush 8 years to raise the debt by $4 trillion. Obama is on track to raise it by $1 trillion in under a month. By the way, did you give Bush a chance or were you one of the many people who accused him of stealing the election from day one and never even acknowledged him as a legitimate president?
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• United States
10 Feb 09
I thought it was funny in a sad way. He was selling this plan without telling the people that because the gov. does not have the money in the spending bill it is going to print billions of dollars we do not have. Which will cause more inflation and further deprication of the dollar. So not only are we going to have to pay off this national debt....but our money is not going to go as far because everything is going to cost more. But is he telling them that? No. He is only telling them that "this is only way and it will help". It is not telling you what the bad side effects of this bill will do. Everyone complains about inflation but does not realize it goes up everytime the gov. prints money we can't back up. Things are going to cost more in the store and we won't be making anymore money than we were before. SO this is a vicious downward spiral. This plan will not fix the ecomony. It will only delay the bottoming out process and when it does finally happen it will be worse because of this bill.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I thought it was interesting that a lot of the stuff he was telling the press that was going to be so good for the economy has already been taken out of the stimulus package!
@celticeagle (114343)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Feb 09
It may have been just what you say. I think he couldn't put out his words either. I was embarrassed for him. It was as if he had had too much coffee or something. I hope that doesn't continue or I am going to get alittle paranoid.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I never listen as he is so adjectively wordy, I end up saying."what'd he say?" I just wait till it comes out in the news and then decifer it. Thing is...these stimulus plans - they aren't putting money in the hands of those that spend it to increase the economy and not soon enough. For instance... buy a new car stimulus...you can deduct on your 1040 the state sales tax and the interest.... okay, well, with unemployment so high...who can afford a new car and take on a new monthy payment for 5 years? Even those that still have jobs...they know things are shakey so will they go take on a new payment, not knowing if they will continue to be employed? no of course not. So how is that going to help? THen if they do buy, they still have to come up RIGHT NOW with down, the sales tax and pay the interest all year until they get a 1009 for it and can deduct it NEXT YEAR - but still, unless they are already getting a refund, which is often not the case, it only takes away a bit from the amount you owe.. so how is this going to put any money back into the economy? Same thing withthe new home buying - up to $15,000 tax deduction on a home purchase... First, that was instated by Bush last year in July-- Obama just extended it. But still... a buyer has to come up with the downpayment NOW, which is 3.5% of the purchase price... and then has to wait till next year to deduct it from 1040s which again, if you get anything back, it won't be until next year and possibly not enough to do anything with. Plus...you have to pay that back to the govt in $500 increments over the next 15 years!!! They will just take or add $500 to your refund/owed amount. THe only part of this law that is really good is that if you stay in the house for 3 years, you don't have to pay it back The tax cut - $500 for single, $1000 for married.. all that does is adjust what is taken out of your check each payday to the amount of $80 a month extra on you net earnings... $80 a month is not going to save the economy. So the money isn't going into the economy so it isn't going to do anything. They have to stop giving all the money to the big companies to waste and give it to those that support the country.
@starr4all (2865)
10 Feb 09
To me it just sounded like a campaign speech. And I got irritated with him trying to pass the buck.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I thought it was just a lot more of his campaign rhetoric. He didn't answer the questions that were asked - instead making excuses and blaming others.