Original post made by Ron, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 25, 2009
(Caveat) I am looking for rational discussion here and NOT partisan attacks PLEASE!
A)N. Korea has not only tested several NUKES, but has publicly said it would pursue it's nuclear ambitions full scale and has blatantly threatened the U.S. several times.
* Although I did NOT like Bush or his policy, I SERIOUSLY DOUBT that N. Korea would have pulled this over the BUSH & Co. Bush WOULD have taken ACTION I think?
B) Iran had a RIGGED election, resulting in the DICTATOR staying in power, and this has resulted in the public slaughter of those who oppose this mad man! Having him in power for the next several years, poses a major challenge to any rational talks with Iran. This guy poses a MAJOR DANGER to the U.S. just as BUSH said many times. Obama wants to talk to the guy? Obama has sugar coated his reaction to the rigged election as well as the slaughter and aftermath of the election. Adminijad is NOW openly accusing the U.S. as being the CAUSE of this unrest!
C) We are pulling our troops out of all major cities in IRAQ in a few DAYS no matter what. according to Obama and the IRAQ gov. There has been a MAJOR increase in attacks and public bombing as such this last month. So the question really is, WHAT GOOG have we actually done in Iraq? Iraq, the war we went into upon deceit from Bush & Co. has been one of the biggest single factors in our financial demise here in the U.S.
D) Afghanistan! We have increased troop by the THOUSANDS as OBAMA promised! The situation in AFGHANISTAN is FAR WORSE these past months than ANY OTHER time in this country! So, what good are we really doing there?
E)We the TAX PAYERS have BAILED out and TAKEN OVER banks, the auto industry, the insurance industry and perhaps the health care industry soon. All at a cost that we will NEVER be able to PAY!
We are so in debt as a nation, the we could easily face FORECLOSURE! CALIFORINA is in FORECLOSUE as of July 15th! The GOV says the CA is "on it's own" even though we are the most populated state and have contributed MORE Federal TAXES to the system over the years, than any other state.
F) The national and state unemployment rates are sky high, with NO end in sight! Self explanatory.
Feel FREE to comment on any area A-E, but PLEASE leave out finger pointing and blame. Perhaps solution focused discussion would be beneficial here. I am CONCERNED!