October 2nd, 2009
05:57 PM ET
soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Pat

    Obama's plan to tackle the unemployment situation:

    Step 1: Blame Bush and the Republicans

    Step 2: Propose a government takeover of an additional 10% of the country's GDP.

    Step 3: Take Michelle and the girls for another overseas vacation at taxpayer expense.

    Step 4: Make another televised speech on how things aren't really as bad as they seem.

    Step 5: Repeat Steps 1 – 4 until January 2013

    October 2, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  2. bawana

    well they said it would be awhile,,,,all of yall repubs think it should be fixed,,ha ha,,think again,,it's going to take years to straighten out what bush/cheney did to this country,,,all you repubs hate spewing needs to stop and instead of that try to help out and get us on track again

    October 2, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  3. S M R

    No Republican in the White House for years to come is the only way we will ever recover from this Terrible time in AMERICAN History.

    October 2, 2009 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  4. S M R

    The Recovery plan that will work: Obama 2012, Clinton 2016,2020.

    October 2, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  5. S M R

    Thanks President Obama for doing SO GOOD with the cards you were dealt.

    October 2, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  6. S M R

    If McCain/Palin were elected, we would now be known as the United States of China.

    October 2, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  7. what?

    I believe that Americans will start pulling together and work towards a better future. It will take more than one year to stem the tide of failures brought about after 8 years of domestic neglect. This isn't a simple blaming of W. Since the Iraq war began, this country didn't matter to Washington DC unless you were in the upper 2 percent. Ban together to work for solutions middle class. Some of you are foolishly wishing and promoting your own failure. I think improvement will come, but it won't be instant. It's urealistic to think that one man can magically improve a previously dire situation in one year. Let's prove to ourselves and the rest of the world that we can come back from our failures.

    October 2, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  8. S M R

    If we had COOPERATION from the Republicans, we could Recover much fasted. The GOP needs to Quit playing Politics and assist us in the recovery process.

    October 2, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  9. Ryan, Council Bluffs

    Spendulous worked out well, so far.

    October 2, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  10. joe

    america is pulling for you mr. president. we all want things to get better and we are willing to give you a fair shake. keep up the good work. america appreciates the hard work you are putting in. God bless you and your family. keep your chin up and don't let the party of NO and negativity get you down.

    October 2, 2009 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  11. kas

    Obama is the tool of all tools.

    October 2, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  12. Denna

    It will be awhile before businesses start hiring again. After all, if they can get by with fewer employees, their bottom line will grow. In any case, this will take time. This problem did not happen overnight and it will not be solved overnight.

    October 2, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  13. jules sand-perkins

    In business, one gets:
    THE BOTTOM LINE OR AN EXCUSE.
    The economic conditions we were promised before Obama's election have not materialized.
    No explanation from Obama matters.

    October 3, 2009 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
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