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Originally posted by WeRpeons
reply to post by LazyGuy
Unfortunately Obama hurt himself by reneging on promises when he ran for the presidency. That being said, I never met a politician that never lied to get into office.
But in Obama's case, after America went through a secretive and corrupt Bush administration, Americans were hoping this president would stand by his idea of transparency in government. What we got is much of the same thing.
Why did he take the investigation of the Bush administration off the table?
Why didn't he stop the war in Iraq and bring our troops home when he took office?
Why didn't he close Gitmo?
These were major campaign issues which he failed to deliver on. Is it because the powers behind the scenes strong armed him to change his expectations? That's a possibility, but if you truly wanted to become president to help the people of this country, than if that's the case, make it public. The problem is, nobody who has become president has the gonads to risk telling the American public the truth.
Originally posted by WeRpeons
reply to post by jerryznv
Although I feel Ron Paul would be our last hope to get America back on track, he has very few if any supporters in congress. The establishment is totally against his ideology. His foreign policy alone will effect numerous corporations that rely on military contracts. These corporations have strong lobbyists and the politicians who have these companies in their districts will never vote against a reduction in military spending.
I believe there are forces behind the scenes that draw the line for congress and the president. I find it unbelievable that Bush and his administration were never held accountable for the war in Iraq. Let alone the trillions of dollars that went missing, or the political deals and connections with Halliburton, Enron, and the S&L's. Who prevented any investigation to take place? Why were investigations taken off the table when Obama took office? When democrats took control, what better time than to prove the corruption of the previous republican administration? Why was Obama and Pelosi strong armed to take investigations off the table? It just doesn't make sense.
I find it questionable we used a lot of taxpayers money to investigate a president who had an affair in office, yet we failed to investigate a war that has killed thousands of our young men and women under false pretenses. Not to mention, laws being passed that clearly trample on our constitutional rights.
In all my years living on this rock, I would never had expected the U.S. would have invaded sovereign countries (Panama & Iraq), getting involved in another countries revolution, removing constitutional rights from its own citizens, forcing our democratic ideologies on other countries and occupying foreign land. This doesn't sound like the America I grew up to believe in.
Originally posted by Phoenix
Originally posted by Flatfish
Wow, SWAT teams filling us full of holes over unpaid student loans huh? With that kind of imagination you might should consider writing novels or something. Surely you don't seriously think that's where we're going, I hope.
Swat on Student Loan
Has it become illegal to attend college without a giant bank account? Kenneth Wright of Stockton, California was almost knocked down by a S.W.A.T. team breaking down his door one morning. He says they then handcuffed him and put him in the back of a police car.
UPDATE: Department of Education now denies that the raid was over student loan defaults. As the video below explains, the spokesman for the department did not clarify why the raid was conducted, but did say that it was regarding a criminal investigation.
Originally posted by oleus
for transparency, and expanding/starting the wars.