Is the world a better place?

@speakeasy (4215)
United States
January 13, 2010 12:49pm CST
It has been almost one full year since Obama took office with all his talk of change and hope. Looking back over the past year, has your life improved because of him - stimulus, jobs, etc. or is it worse? Has the US improved because he was in office, is it still as much of a mess as it was before he took office, or is it in a worse mess. How about the world? Obama has been traveling around the world, meeting with leaders, and making policy changes. Have world conditions improved with him as President? Or, is he just doing "business as usual" in the White House like any other politician?
3 responses
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
14 Jan 10
I'd say he's doing about as well as can be expected. We handed the captain an already torpedoed boat. All he can do is bail , bail,, bail & hope we make it into port. This economy isn't going to change any time soon. It took years for us to put ourselves into this situation. We sent our production jobs overseas & started buying lots of cheap , often toxic, mass produced JUNK instead of making anything ourselves. With no income you can only hand out money for so long before there isn't any left, thus the credit fiasco. The real question is " Is the boat worth saving or should we let it sink & build a new one?"
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Well unless the companies & the rest of our country changes their habits & the way they make their decisions he's going to be fighting a losing battle no matter what.
• United States
13 Jan 10
I don't think so look at all the rise in unemployment and all the recession crap now! I have been out of work since SEPTEMBER!THIS AWFUL!
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
14 Jan 10
I have been fortunate - I still have my job; but, to keep our jobs we all had to take a cut in pay and pay a larger percntage of the cost of our benefits; and some people were still layed off/fired.
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
13 Jan 10
morale is definitely up, and everyone's pumped, but when it comes to the logistics not much has been done. I don't see this as a problem however, Rome wasn't built in a day and Obama's promises are much more concrete than those of George W.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
14 Jan 10
"concrete promises" - a promise is only good if it is delivered no matter how soft or how "concrete" it is. Obama made a lot of promises. Many have not even been started on and others are not shaping up to what was actually promised - the healthcare reform is the most current example. Most Americans were for the specific (concrete) promises made in this area; but, now 60% of Americans are against the proposed legislation because it is not what was promised.