Here We Go Again

@rodney850 (2145)
United States
April 11, 2012 6:09pm CST
Now that the enevitable has happened and Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign, republicans are once again left with a candidate unable to beat Barack Obama. The sad part is that there is no definable difference between Obama and Romney. Romney is responsible for a healthcare bill in his home state that looks so much like Obama's it could have been it's inspiration; a healthcare bill that over 70% of America does not want. It looks as if Americans are destined to suffer through 4 more years of a man with a constitutional busting, socialistic agenda. An agenda that rewards sloth and punishes productivity. An agenda that grows government to "big brother" proportions and hamstrings the middle class and poor by not allowing natural resources here in our country to be used and importing what we need at a huge premium. Gasoline prices when our esteemed president took office averaged below 2 dollars a gallon at $1.84 per gallon and presently, just 3 short years later we face 5 dollar gasoline by the end of 2012 and most places in this country have already topped 4 dollars. This is totally unacceptable and the only thing our president can think of to do about this travesty is to punish the rich for being too rich. My question is, how do we survive 4 more years of an egotistical socialistic maniac?
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@sirnose (2440)
• United States
12 Apr 12
I just wonder how much did the Republican Party and Mitt Romney offer Rick Santorum to drop out of the Republican Presidential Nomination Race? How can you say suffer through 4 more yrs of Pres. Obama when Pres. G. W. Bush was a bigger disaster than Pres. Obama. What I don't understand about you so-called conservatives is that you think that this system that was create for the white man is fair and just for all. When in reality it is still one sided and in favor of mostly what capitalism was design for, rich white men. The only reason gas prices have skyrocketed is because of the greedy oil companies and there is no price controls on gas prices like our neighbors Mexico has. How do you survive four more yrs. if Pres. Obama gets reelected? The same way you always did by bending over and bearing it. You Conservatives and Tea Partiers should stop your bellyaching your crying and take your medicine. ...
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
12 Apr 12
So how is what I'm saying have ANYTHING to do with racial matters? First, you haven't a clue about how gas prices are set and regardless of what you believe it is not the oil companies that do this, it is the speculators in the commodities markets. Our gas prices have skyrocketed because of runnaway debt and zero confidence in an administration with no clue on how to remedy the problem but to echo what every liberal in history has always said, "tax the rich" Give me a break! One thing is for sure where liberals are concerned---you just can't fix stupid!
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
12 Apr 12
Okay, then what the answers to the problems that we face? Where are your solutions? I don't read them. You say that the greedy oil companies don't factor into the rise of gas prices you criticizes Pres. Obama but you use the same rhetoric to decribe the gas increases. What make conservatives so smart? You guys have no answers either just the same old tired tax breaks for the greedy rich let the poor fend for themselves phony baloney.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
12 Apr 12
NO, the problem has to be attacked at the root cause and that is in the spend thrift congress. We are spending more money than we take in, can you do that in your household? If you do, can you go tell your boss, hey I need more money 'cause I can't pay all my bills. Well that is what this president and congress want to do by asking the rich to pay 30% of their income. The problem is runnaway spending not taxation, period.
• United States
12 Apr 12
Rodney, I hate to tell you right wingers this, but I warned people that when Bush violated the constitution it would come back to haunt you. Now all of you right wingers can believe what is going on, and can't understand how this country got this way, when it was your own fault!!!! If you just would have listened to the people who were telling you about the constitutuion, you would be in a different place today. I don't know if that would be better or worse, but it would be different.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
12 Apr 12
Listen, debater, the "Bush caused it" ploy is not good after 3+ years of this idiot we have in the white house. Gas prices were below 2 bucks a gallon when Bush left office and the reason they are running rampant now are the no drill, tree hugging policies of this administration. America doesn't need to bow down to foriegn oil producers when we have a hundred times as much here within our borders but since we can't drill for it we still have to pay their price.
• United States
12 Apr 12
Rodney, it is called PRECEDENCE, and it is legal. What Bush did by violating the constitution will allow president for the rest of time to do the same thing. When Bush left office the economy was losing 700,000 jobs a month as well. The economy was so bad that the administration had to bail out EVERY bank so the world wouldn't know exactly how bad it was. Do you really want to go back to those "good ol' days"? American's aren't bowing down to foreign oil producers, we are bowing down to US oil producers!!!! You can drill as much oil as you want, hell you could put a drill in your back yard and get all the oil you want. The problem is that you CAN'T REFINE IT!!! The oil companies have closed refineries for many reasons, but what effect the average American is the best way to manipulate prices. The other problem you have is refineries losing money (I honestly can't explain this one to you either, and NO ONE in the business can either). What you have here is market manipulation at it's best, and a government that is to busy counting the money that big oil is giving them to care.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
11 Apr 12
"My question is, how do we survive 4 more years of an egotistical socialistic maniac?" Start watching episodes of Doomsday Preppers! What scares me most, and I'm assuming you and others who see the direction, is that the final four years will be balls-out, pedal-to-the-medal, no-reason-to-stop years. There won't be anymore reason for Obama to campaign. He can be whom he wants to be, save possibly midterm elections where he'll slow down to assist his camp so there's not a repeat of 2010. But I'm trying to be positive for now that Romney will win. I'm hoping that Obama's insistence on this "fair share" lie and his weak female pandering will become stale and backfire before we get into the meat of the election.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
12 Apr 12
LOL, Doomsday Preppers! But seriously, the first three years of this administration has shredded the constitution like no other administration in history and you are right, there will be no constraints in the next term so he will do all he can to screw the American economy.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
12 Apr 12
I have always thought Obama was in it for the perks. I honestly don't think he actually wanted to be president cause he wanted to make a difference or thought the best for the country and the like. I think he wanted somewhat of a "paid working vacation" kind of thing. No other president has taken so many vacations in just three years, or sent their families around the world for vacations and things like that. I mean to tell the american people that gas being nearly $5 a gallon is no big deal...just inflate your tires for better mileage..come on... he isn't in it for the purpose. He is in it for the fun, the perks and for a solid easy ride of a future for him and his family. If he does win again...you know he isn't going to do anything to help the country..why bother? He can't run again so he doesn't have to be concerned if people "like" him or not.
• India
25 Jul 12
We always blame the government on the bad things happening in the country. Please understand that inflation is everywhere and everyone is working towards one goal, have inflation at its lowest levels. Increase in prices of gas, neglect of the middle class might just a few of what we have to face for a better tomorrow.