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There *IS* one way they can fix this...almost over night and certainly within a single year...but I gotta keep something for my thread. I gave more than I meant to here. lol...
Research has shown that the stock market tends to go up during a presidential election year.
But mark your calendar. If you believe this theory, the presidential cycle tells us that we should hang onto our stocks for the rest of 2012. But it also says we should sell when the president is inaugurated in January 2013—no matter who wins.
Everyone has responded to economic issues, I was hoping for some grades on foreign policy and social issues too, as well as an overall grade.
If the US federal gov had never legislated on social issues we'd still have slavery, male only voting, segregation...
Originally posted by ForeverDusk
Using executive orders to bypass Congress: A+
Downgrading America's credit: A+
Socializing America: A+
Limiting freedoms: A+Bailing out corporations: A+
Saying absolutely nothing when sites like Megaupload were illegally taken down by the Feds: A+
Failing to withdraw troops from Afghanistan: A+National debt increased $5 trillion+ since assuming presidency: A+
Overall job: F- ad infinitum
Is this a President to be proud of? Hell no.
The top presidents are unanimously Lincoln, FDR, Washington, Jefferson, Teddy, Wilson, and Truman.
Alright, I'm going to look into those processes. I didn't realize constitutional amendments didn't qualify as legislation technically. Regardless, these changes were initiated by the federal government and laws were created as result, whether by SCOTUS or congress.
I hope you apply your Fed stay out of social issues stance to the Republican party as well.
Under Bush we had No Child left Behind, and Partial Birth Abortion ban.
One area that comes to mind considering positive social change and federal legislation is the student loans programs. Because the federal government can offer lower interest rate, more young people from low income families can go to college.
I think Obama can be given a somewhat high grade in social issues simply for making history as the first black president.