Excitement at Obama campaign's Mountain View headquarters Around Town, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Nov 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm
Volunteers for President Barack Obama's campaign react with excitement as they watch early election returns come in. They gathered at the Mountain View office, located at 820 East El Camino. Photo by Michelle Le.
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Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2012 at 11:48 am
> Our country is headed the direction of Western Europe
How many times are we going to hear this unqualified statement?
Western Europe is having problems because they were stupid enough to invest in American securitized crap mortgages and were hit with the consequences just like we were. Germany has pretty well rebounded, and through it all they have not dumped on their people like we seem to intend to do.
There is a book that talks about the real state of America called "It's Time To Start Thinking" by Edward Luce you might want to take a look at. We do indeed need to start thinking and stop being driven by slogans and fears on both sides.
Because it is 4 years on and we really have done nothing to address the problem or to keep it from happening again, let alone addressing and infrastructure that engineering groups say will cost of almost half a trillion a year just to keep in the bad shape it's in now.
Maybe or maybe not socialism is the answer, but the way we do capitalism is not leading much that is positive.
Posted by Sean, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm
"we are going to tax and spend our way into massive debt and socialism." Note that these silly statements never appeared from the far right fringe when Reagan tripled the national debt, or Bush doubled it.
Nor did I hear the fringe complement Bill Clinton on the 23 million jobs created during his presidency, or the Clinton balanced budgets.
Four more years, of fringie doom and gloom, of lies and hyperbole from the right wing echo chamber.