I watched the Inauguration but can't feel the positive

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Registered: 06-25-2008
I watched the Inauguration but can't feel the positive
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Tue, 01-22-2013 - 8:53am

I watched the Presidential Inauguration and to go by appearance everything looked so happy and pleasant and positive. Michelle's dress at the Inauguration ball was gorgeous (though I'm not sure I like her bangs). I kept trying to remind myself it's a new start and everything is looking up and the country is back on it's feet. But I can't make myself believe it. I'm not a hater of President Obama, I just don't feel confident about him. Anyone else?

Brenda

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Registered: 06-25-2008

Interesting perspective but consider that our economic crisis was caused by both Republicans and Democrats. Remember, it was the Clinton policies that caused the housing crisis (Clinton allowed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to grow ridiculously large and uncontrolled). And Ronald Reagan was a Republican President who turned our country around and helped get it on track back in the 80's.

Republican or Democrat President-I don't care. Just so that someone does something to ensure we have a future. I'm not really seeing much out of this President when it comes to that.

Brenda

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Registered: 12-04-2003
Former President Bush is the one who got us into all this-----the horrible economy/depression. Whenever our country has gone into a bad depression (such as now), it has always occured when a Republican president is in office. And it's up to the Democratic President coming into office after this, to try and get the economy back on it's feet. It's not an easy or quick task to achieve and it will take many years to get a good economy to ever take shape again. The Democrats and Republicans need to work together in order to ever get this accomplished.
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Registered: 01-23-2012

Honestly, I don't see where the country is back on it's feet at all; at least from my perspective. We still have massive unemployment in my area and people are struggling to make ends meet. But, I also don't think the President can work miracles; we've been on a downward spiral for a while now and there is no magical recovery. We've still got a long road ahead of us.