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Obama: Congress Obstructs, So I Act Alone

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Marine Barracks Evening Parade, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Washington
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Marine Barracks Evening Parade, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Washington
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President Barack Obama says he will continue to take actions on his own as long as congressional Republicans block his economic agenda.

Obama said in his weekly address that he has already taken action to attract new jobs, raise workers' wages, and help students pay off their loans.  

The U.S. leader said "we could do so much more as a country" if Republicans were less interested in "stacking the deck for those at the top" and more interested in "growing the economy for everybody."

In the Republican address, Louisiana Representative Bill Cassidy pushed for growing the U.S. energy, manufacturing and construction industries, including approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, to create jobs.

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by: G. A. Barnard from: Redmond, WA
July 01, 2014 2:56 AM
WHEN will our Congress stop this inter-party WAR! MANY citizens would like to see changes in the way Congress is set up and operates – and there IS a way for us laymen to do so! – and Article FIVE of our Constitution spells this out explicitly! It would be a VERY challenging task! – but a body of patient citizens could do so – if they could find a strong, honest leader willing to dedicate himself to the tremendous effort needed and endure the sacrifice required to withstand the fierce opposition of currently entrenched Congressional opponents.

Needless to say, Congress is not ABOUT to do anything to restructure its current modus operandi!

[ At 93 years, and with little experience in leading such an effort, I myself do not have the stamina – nor enough time left in my life – to tackle such a task, but I have some ideas on who might be capable – and perhaps willing - for such challenge. ]


by: meanbill from: USA
June 28, 2014 7:19 PM
MY PERSONAL OPINION? -- Most lawyers go to Law school to learn the laws, and learn how to defend or contest them.... (but in my heart of hearts), I believe Obama only went to Law school to only learn, how to circumvent the rule of law, and how to break the rules of law, without getting disbarred.... He never ever practiced law as a lawyer, and only was a legal assistant/paralegal, not qualified to do a practicing lawyers work....

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