August 7th, 2009
04:43 PM ET
soundoff (86 Responses)
  1. Florida Joe

    I think Obama is very smart man. He understood exactly how the right wing would react to any of his proposals....completely negatively. That is why his is deciding to rush things thru. Pile on everything. He is counting on the raw hatred and negativity of the birthers, the racists and the greedy corporate types that seems to make up the Republican party these days, to overwhelm themselves and drownout and REASONED or REASONABLE arguments against his policies. Take health Care, the Republicans are so busy inventing things about the yet to exist Obama health care plan ( like Drs killing old people) that they fail to artivulate a sensible alternative.

    August 7, 2009 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  2. annie for Palin

    They forgot to figure in all the people who fell of the unemployment rolls!

    August 7, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  3. Barry NiFong, Hawaii

    Sheep: the economy will have a small uptick then we will go into inflation or hyper inflation to pay for BHO's debt. We are still losing jobs. Obama lied to you about shovel ready jobs.

    August 7, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  4. Geeze!

    Must be Barry's illustrious cash for clunkers program, eh?

    This guy has NO clue on how to govern or solve problems - none, zilch!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 7, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  5. Hammerer

    247,000 more people lost their jobs and Obama thinks the economy is improving!
    Talk about being out of touch with reality.

    August 7, 2009 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  6. Keith in Austin

    This miserable President doesn't have a clue where the economy is going! Very Fishy smelling Barry!

    August 7, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  7. Rose

    I am glad he said May be headed in the right direction. I don't think Obama is sure of that yet. I would like to see more signs of what he is telling us.

    August 7, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  8. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    And it may be headed in the wrong direction.

    It's pretty much impossible to establish the existence of an economic trend except in hindsight.

    August 7, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  9. 60's survivor

    obama supports our troops. our childrens education. our environment to make a healthy country for us to live in. health care for those Americans who have lost theirs or too poor. even when working to afford any. pay attention this president is trying hard for the people. he is one of us!!!

    August 7, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  10. The black spider

    For those saying democrats were in control the last 2 years of Bush I said this.
    Do you know the job of a president ? he set the agenda and let the members of his party or write the bill himself and submit that to congress for vote and explain to the public what he is doing.
    Bush was awole the last 2 years on vacation only to come back to veto democrat bills.

    August 7, 2009 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  11. Tatianna

    you praise Obama, economy going in right direction. This means you are rightfully holding him responsible for going in right direction and should rightfully hold him accountable if economy takes a nose-dive. Fair to say? Governor Deval Patrick D-Mass will receive 20 million in stimulus for firefighters. They have been layed off for 7 months, in run down cities with highest amount of low-income people. Mass residents along with Fire-men and union will be and have been keeping a close eye on Deval and the 20 million.

    August 8, 2009 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
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