The economy colapsed because of the lack of regulation in the financial market, tied directly to housing market. Some of the worlds most intelligent people went on making decisions, including our very own gov. regulators. One name that sticks out in particular "in the oversight" is Henry Paulson:Secretary of Treasury (responsible for????) (FOR???), elected by George W. Bush (who I voted for admittedly). So, those unregulated "intelligent" individuals were given free rein on our financial institutions and they sucked all of the blood right out of the body of the country. To assume that our country would run autonomously and that the decisions people would make, given endless gov. oversight, would be inherently "GOOD", is really just ignorance. "People are inherently greedy and selfish and the more they get, the more they want," I'll personally accept my own ignorance on that one (wink).
As-far-as the presidency goes, don't try to make it look like the president can legislate law - he can't. Only congerss has that power. Furthermore, the president is mainly iconic: sybolic. His job is to show strength to the world and virtue to his people: Philanthropy. His job is to lay out the agenda for the country in font of congress and to let them know what we are working on as a country. When he feels they are not doing their job, his job is to announce it to the American public in the "State of The Union Address." This action puts a spotlight on congressional complacency and kicks the fire up under congress, metaphorically speaking. There are various other jobs the president has, none which would have relevancy to this argument.
Per-the-job of president of The United States of America, Barack Obama has been an outstanding president. This opinion, of course excluding: racism, prejudice, and any other kind of irrational "Hate against the person," and extremist right or left wing hogwash. Barack Obama has fullfilled his duty almost flawlessly - with minor error of course; I think we can at least allow minor error right, he's human.
The reason why I bash extremest's here is because they are exactly that: extreme. I have this philosophy that "too much of anything isn't good for you," it's just something I believe in. Take your energy and do something productive with it that will make a difference. I'm sure if they did a health study on "extremists," they would be on the verge of a massive heart attack. Really electing a president is really not losing your life for. It's one little circle you fill in with a pencil, the rest is out of your hands. (Wink). The fact that other people disagree with you is, well, a democratic issue: We live in a democracy.
I pay attention to the main stream news. My advice to you is not to let your emotions get the best of you. when you hear someone speaking who has a hate agenda to fulfill recognize it and consider watching the president speak, do a little diging around - do some research.
Chose a president on poise, and passion. A president. Among candidates who stands out with ambition. If he has none of the issues on his agenda that are relevant to advancing your interest, vote for one of the independent parties who could surely use your vote.
- Independent parties can win with voter aberration, if that's what the country really wants.
And for Heaven's sake, take it up with CONGRESS! Email the hell out of them, join groups online that beat on our governments door! The more people who send letters and emails and gather in strength about certain issues the more results you will see, that's how you make a difference. Use social media to search and post your concerns. News will fly like the wildfire!
Your not so Liberal, not so Republican, not so Democrat, not so anything voter with my own very special interests.