Advice for President Elect Barack Obama

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posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 09:59 AM
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reply to post by ashamedamerican
 


You are dead-on about this!

The current Bush administration has left the Executive Branch with more power than any past president.

What ALL Americans need to fear is not a "socialist" president, but a "fascist" president. The Executive Orders, signing-statements, legislative bills, and bailout plan have redesigned American government into a nation that is dramatically different than ten years ago.

America can have a fascist president...keep your eyes open America.




posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 10:05 AM
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More than anything else I want to see this president actually be a uniter not a divider and mean it as opposed to simply use the phrase as rhetoric and if that means embracing a Republican idea because its good as opposed to rejecting it simply because it is a Republican idea... then good, do so.



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 10:14 AM
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"America can have a fascist president...keep your eyes open America."
Actually we Do have one atm.
I'm hoping Obama doesn't squander this opportunity.
He has the chance to do amazing things right now.

With the support he has at the moment, he can change the life of every american, rectify fascist legislation that was forced and bullied into existence by Feurer Bush, and alter the world perception of america for the better.

And by doing these things he isn't JUST helping the american people, he would be helping the entire world in some cases, and helping himself by cementing his second term in place.

I highly doubt any president would read ATS forums but if I could send one single message to Obama it would be "don't let this slip through your fingers, and don't let your handlers and the other people in power bully you."

It's been a long time since any president had the support Obama does right now. He can use his power for good, or follow in the steps of Feurer Bush and go down in history as just another corrupt leader who squandered his power.

As Sir. Galahad said in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade...
"Choose wisely..."

[edit on 9-11-2008 by ashamedamerican]



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 10:35 AM
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More than anything I want an end to the politics of extremism... it is tearing this nation apart.



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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Another great thing I think he should do is end this bogus war on terror.
We already have a perpetual war on drugs, we don't need another perpetual war on anything.

I hope we can all agree that the "war on terror" was just a cheap ploy on the part of Bush to funnel money to his friends (Cheney for example) and drum up support for the invasion of Iraq, while fear mongering and trying to unite the american people in a blind quasi-patriotic fervor, to further his own personal agenda.

By all means attack terrorists, just don't funnel billions to war mongering arms dealers in the name of freedom, or of america.

Not in my name.

[edit on 9-11-2008 by ashamedamerican]



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 11:02 AM
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My advice to Obama is to step down before he totally destroys America with his socialist views.

We'll see how much all of you Obama lovers support him when your paycheck dwindles down and down and down while at the same time energy prices go up and up and up.



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 11:10 AM
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You have got one man, your new pres. against a pre-existing embedded hoard of bureaucrats, the drug and war cartels, lobbyists and fat politicians. Good luck to him.
and to you!
You've got a lot riding on just one man.

However, I think he can do it. He's not just going to make smart, well thought out administrative and political decisions, he's going to kick the butt of the average Joe in the street to do his part too. You are all going to have to be a part of the solution - to change from the bottom up how America does business.

[edit on 9-11-2008 by wayno]



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 12:39 PM
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One of the strongest pieces of advise I would give the new president would be to depoliticize the government as quickly as possible.

The British had a term for it... disinterested... meaning that beyond the political realm of the parties and campaigns... the government was neutral... it had no vested interest in this or that outcome or issue... an ideal for sure... but it is an ideal that keeps government working... that is why government employees are not supposed to talk about politics on the job etc.

However under bush minor, Rove and company totally turned that on its head... at its heart that is what the firing of those attorneys was all about. Branches of government that had no business in politics such as justice... were becoming branches of the party.

This needs to stop now.



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 03:47 PM
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What college students want:
Costs and Jobs
Economy First
Looking for Action
Seeking Balanced Budget
Upbeat About Future
Want to Be Heard



Costs. We just learned if we did not already know costs are very closely tied to the price of crude oil. I would forbid SPECULATORS in the Food, Energy and Financial markets. TOO important to society to turn over to Vegas types. No future buying unless you are in the industry AND you cannot sell what you have bought for 90 days.

Jobs. We need to extend the current unemployment period from 26 weeks (half a year) to 52 weeks. Then, anytime unemployment rises above 6%, we extend it INDEFINITELY until it goes back to UNDER 6%.

Economy First. We can make a big headway by repealing ALL the laws passed under Reagan and the 2 Bushes. We can re-staff the regulatory agencies. We should look into combing the regulators into a new Economic Regulating Commission. 10 commissioners. Appointees: 2 chosen by House Dems, 1 by GOP, 2 by Senate Dems, 1 by GOP. 4 academics or other non-political appointees by reputation. Chairman designated by the President. All subject to Senate approval. 10 year terms. One term only. Chairman on for 3 years and may be re-appointed.

Balanced Budget. Down and dirty numbers. Our $3 t. budget goes like this. $1.8 t. to social security and Medicare. $350 b. to interest on debt. $650 b. for Defense. $50 b. to VA. ALL OTHER GOVERNMENT SPENDING, $150 b. All of which has been cut and re-cut.

Get serious. The only place to make REAL cuts in spending is in the WAR (Orwellian name - Defense) budget. We CANNOT have Guns and Butter! Choose one and quit complaining. For al Qaeda double the size of the FBI. That’s their job, catching law-breakers.

Balanced budget. See above. RAISE revenues when you cannot cut EXPENDITURES. I mean what’s this anyway? Are we as smart as a 5th grader or not?

Upset about the Future? Try a cheaper whiskey. I find a good blend by Glenmore Distillery is OK! Old Thompson.

Want to be Heard? Unless you can produce votes or money, you are not welcome in the Halls of Congress - or your state capitol or your city hall. You’ve been OUTBID! How to fix it?

CFR - Campaign Finance Reform.

The public must pay for elections. 100%. Private money must be outlawed. Look at 84 year old Ted Stevens of Alaska. Do you honestly think this is the first time he sold his vote? Wake up.

[edit on 11/9/2008 by donwhite]



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 03:54 PM
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Many societies have executed hoarders and price gougers...
Lop off the head of a few speculators and the rest will fall in line mighty quick.


Perhaps hang a few with the guts of a corporate lobbyist for good measure as well.



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 03:54 PM
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The British had a term for it... disinterested... meaning that beyond the political realm of the parties and campaigns... the government was neutral... it had no vested interest in this or that outcome or issue... an ideal for sure...


We had that once. It was called the CIVIL SERVICE.

America had the best large civil service in the world. After Nixon and Ford, the Republicans have worked relentlessly to destroy it. They talk only of privatizing Government. Did you know there is a Texas company that furnishes all the janitors and low level security personnel to the US?

Government is in the business of SERVICE and is not a for-profit organization. We can restore our once great bureaucracy but it will take a long time. I hope we move in that direction.



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 03:58 PM
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AMEN AMEN AMEN... privatization is and has always been a scam. Off with their heads.



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 04:04 PM
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ashamedamerican,I couldn't agree more with your priorities ,I'm sick to death of the fascism ,torture,threats of imprisonment ,wiretapping and anything else that 'the war on terror includes. It's nothing but a witch hunt. Like all witch hunts political ,I believe Obama is well aware of this,and understands this issue very well ,I know he'll do something about it,what that turns out to be will unveil him as a liberator or another tyrant. I'm thinking it will be the former ,that's what I'm hoping any way


Great thread grover



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 04:05 PM
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Long Live Maximilien Robespierre!

He studied at College of Louis-le-Grand in Paris and became a lawyer. His supporters called him "The Incorruptible." He was an influential member of the Committee of Public Safety and was instrumental in the period of the Revolution commonly known as the Reign of Terror that ended with his arrest and execution in 1794. en.wikipedia.org...

If you make over $500,000 a year, we'd send you to a RE Orientation School. Get your hands dirty as in the Chinese Cultural Revolution or the Vietnam experience. Teaching CORRECT atttudes. Stay there until you decide on your own that you want to GIVE up your wealth to help the homeless and destitute of the world. Then you’re free to go.

[edit on 11/9/2008 by donwhite]



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 04:17 PM
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I never cared for Robespierre... he was an ideologue and I have no use for ideologues... give me a cold blooded pragmatist any day... Talleyrand for example. He was called Merde or odor in a silk stocking once... totally disreputable person but he got things done.

Actually I always preferred Voltaire over all of them.... he slew his opponents with his charm and his pen....

But back to the subject at hand.

A solid suggestion in my book is push a strong environmental agenda married to a strong alternative energy agenda is a win win and could create jobs for decades to come.



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 04:34 PM
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My advice of obamassiah is resign, NOW, before its too late.......



posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 06:20 PM
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I knew there was a reason I put heliosprime in ignore and back he goes.



posted on Nov, 10 2008 @ 12:33 AM
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Those who have followed my posting know that I am saying nothing new here .

Any body with with half a brain would have seen thou the Republican spin on job creation . What they failed to mention was that most of those jobs pay Minimum Wage at Walmart . The US economy can no longer sustain itself by tapping into the domestic market alone in today era of globalization . Anybody who is involved in the creation of any new products needs to get out an atlas and look for overseas markets . New Zealand should be in a position to take advantage of the global demand for food . There is no reason why the US wouldn't if agricultural subsides were ended in that country . Although with the Pacific Four FTA in the works agricultural subsides should be reaching the end of the road any way .

Congress and Obama will need to work closely together to produce practical policy's that do something other then plunge the US further into the Red . A balanced budget is a must if the US is going to come thou the current woes in half decent shape . While I am a Obama sceptic I have got an itching feeling that he may just inspire people that there is a better tomorrow if they stick with him and that he will be up on the latest plays . If John Key goes to APEC it wouldn't surprise me if Obama will seemingly know him quiet well . Of course my more rational thought of Obama only serving one term would be proven wrong .

On the environment Nuclear Power is the only viable and proven alternative to fossil fuels so it would be a wise idea to make use of it . Forgot Bio Fuels and so they have nasty side effects such as contributing to global food shortages .



posted on Nov, 10 2008 @ 03:11 AM
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New Zealand should be in a position to take advantage of the global demand for food. There is no reason why the US wouldn't if agricultural subsides were ended in that country. Although with the Pacific Four FTA in the works agricultural subsides should be reaching the end of the road anyway.

Congress and Obama will need to work closely together to produce practical policy's that do something other then plunge the US further into the Red. A balanced budget is a must if the US is going to come through the current woes in half decent shape.

On the environment Nuclear Power is the only viable and proven alternative to fossil fuels so it would be a wise idea to make use of it. Forgot Bio Fuels as they have nasty side effects such as contributing to global food shortages.



America’s lavish farm subsidies have distorted the world’s food market for decades. Both parties in W-DC used the less and less accurate claim “saving the family farm” as justification for the subsidies as the percentage of family farms continued to fall. The Republicans used the “save the family farm” as one justification for abolishing the estate tax.

In the early EPA days - 1980s - before the refineries got modified to produce the wide variety of types of gasoline loosely called - RFG - reformulated gasoline - ethanol did reduce bad emissions because it had none in it.

Bad. Ethanol contains fewer BTU than gasoline so it takes more to do the same amount of work. Worse, it consumes more BTU to make ethanol from corn than it contains. Senator Bob Dole made earmarks to his “friendly” Kansas corporation Archer Daniels Midland - ADM - to help it get into the ethanol game. By the late 1990s we no longer needed the ethanol for EPA purposes. But ADM had a sugar teat and was not about to let go. A guaranteed annual income.

It would be in NZ own interest to get the US to END the farm subsidies. OTOH, America does have the cheapest food of any large country on the planet. Whether or not subsidies contribute to that happy state of affairs or not, I do not know. I have a feeling subsidies are counterproductive to fair market pricing.

Because of the absolute necessity to have a reliable food supply and the vagaries of the weather, I am not opposed to a floor for prices such as we used in the 30s and 40s. We cannot turn the food industry LOOSE because we would have a Food Meltdown as in Wall Street very shortly! We need to have a better say smarter defined role for government in the food industry.



posted on Nov, 10 2008 @ 07:50 AM
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I agree with many ideas presented here. However, I think the central issue in our problems today revolve around greed. Can you legislate greed? Putting higher taxes on the rich will simply cause higher cost in goods and services.

I would advise Barak Obama to analyze our education system.

I think the primary issue within our country today is education. I work with youth and what I see sickens me. Most don't value the fact that they have access to one of the best educations in world. They have access to the type of education for which someone in another country would quite possibly die. We need to teach ethics in school. We need to teach moral principles and the value of integrity. I totally agree with Don's idea of educating those making 500k+. Education is the foundation of a nation. We need to ask ourselves is our foundation built on sand or rock?





 
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