What ever happened to Obama's dream?
Just wondering what happened to Obama's dream liberals fell for 30 years ago? You had a Democrat House, Senate, White House, How did that work out? Jimmy Carter and a Democratic Administration are pledged to bring about the changes we need: Putting limits on how much the doctors and the hospitals can gouge Medicare and Medicaid and the public. Nobody should have to pay $700 a day for a hospital room or $65 to walk into a doctor's office. Making the rich pay their fair share of taxes like everybody else. THE ECONOMY: To get the economy moving again by providing a job for every American who wants to work and by bringing inflation under control.\ ENERGY: To establish a coherent energy policy, and to increase emphasis on coal production and increased research on renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal. To lead in directing a voluntary conservation program. WELFARE REFORM: To establish a streamlined, simplified welfare system with strong work incentives that promote family stability. To take those able to work out of the system and provide them job training and a job. To give those who cannot work because of age or disability nationwide, fairly uniform benefits varying only according to the cost of living from area to area. ENVIRONMENT: To maintain strong environmental protection laws. To protect against relaxation of our current standards for air quality, water quality or automotive emissions. To preserve the natural heritage of America, and to turn over to future generations a country that is environmentally sound. EDUCATION: To increase the federal share of the total cost of education. To assure that the average American family can afford to send their children to college. AGRICULTURE: To develop an agriculture policy which insures farmers a predictable and fair return for their labor, yet is fair to the American consumer. To avoid the Republican policy of embargoes on farm products, and aggressively develop our export markets abroad. TAX REFORM: To move toward a truly progressive and simplified tax system, with reduced tax rates for the average American. ELDERLY: To recognize that elderly constitute one of our most precious resources. To insure adequate income for retirement; to increase housing for the elderly. To relax mandatory retirement laws. To work or subsidies for reduced fare on public transportation for the elderly. HEALTH CARE: To establish a comprehensive national health program which will make adequate health care a right for all people, be uniform in scope, and preserve the private relationship between doctor and patient. DEFENSE: To guarantee the security of our nation -- a guarantee of freedom from the threat of successful attack or blackmail and the ability with our allies to maintain peace. FOREIGN POLICY: To stop treating our allies as if they were our adversaries. To make it clear that detente is a two-way street. To promote human rights abroad and to deal affirmatively with the social and economic problems of the developing world. To make our total commitment to the security of Israel as a Jewish state absolutely clear. REORGANIZATION: To reorganize completely the executive branch of government, making it fair, efficient, effective and responsive to out people's needs. http://www.4president.org/brochures/cartermondale1976brochure.htm NO. JUST POINTING OUT I SEE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING CARTER DIDN'T OFFER THAT OBAMA IS OFFERING INCLUDING HOPE AND CHANGE
Asked By: gosam777 - 11/2/2008
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OK, so you've mentioned the least successful Democratic president in a century, now let's flip this and ask what happened to your dreams under Bush.
Answered By: Joshua H - 11/2/2008
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I don't live in the US so i don't care... More
Answered By: ßØ®ëđ - 11/2/2008
uhh.... Obama 08'
Answered By: im_confused_?! - 11/2/2008
is this yahoo lectures i stumbled across?
Answered By: Stupid Question Terminator - 11/2/2008
i have no comment on that....GO MCCAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry i didn't answer your question, but i really don't like obama
Answered By: Stephanie - 11/2/2008
Not sure...maybe he threw it under the bus.
Answered By: red - 11/2/2008
he threw that under the bus too
Answered By: richer_than_you1971 - 11/2/2008
I love Obama too dear but this is way too long to read
Answered By: Piper R - 11/2/2008
America realized that Obama was a socialist
Answered By: Jim W - 11/2/2008
If he would go away then my dream would be full filled.................c
Answered By: Spermhearder - 11/2/2008
It's a bit much, but all of it worth talking about. Times have changed, and new times need new priorities. Right now, just let's get Obama elected and then address these issues.
Answered By: Voltaire Burt S - 11/2/2008
Hey, man, don't confuse things with the truth. Obama = Carter lite. Obama = a return to the FAILED SOCIAL PROGRAMS OF THE PAST!
Answered By: Littlhrse - 11/2/2008
i didn't read all your rant, just the part about doctors and hospital rates; that is to try to balance out all the non-payers that use the facilities...even with that, hospitals are closing left and right, just look around; our biggest hospital in the state (Grady) is moments away from going under and the second... More
Answered By: kuppkake - 11/2/2008
Very impressive and congratulate you on your apparent compassion for this country. However, during your thought process and optimism you overrlooked that most politicians don't care a crap obout this country, only their own self serving attitudes. They tell us what we ask them to. And remember Abe Lincoln had slaves.
Answered By: jim r - 11/2/2008
Since you have used this forum as the vehicle to verbalize your political philosophy, I will use it to inform you that each of us has our own reason to vote for whomever we perceive has the best interest of the members of our nation's benefit. s
Answered By: bamboo - 11/2/2008
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