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07-08-2012 06:49 PM

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The Whitehouse Weekly Address

Each weeks address is updated automatically by the Whitehouse.

Brought to you by an equal time guy. Let’s not be part of the problem and try to be non-partisan. My good friend Joe has posted the other side. Thanks Joe for helping to give balance.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.


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#1 posted 07-08-2012 06:56 PM

thanks Dan for just the facts

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#2 posted 07-08-2012 06:57 PM

It might be a good idea to be truly answerable to the real power I.E the people and let them know what your up to.I can’t get any sound so don’t know what he is saying sorry.
I like Obama, but feel he could have done more with guantanamo waterboarding torture etc etc he promised to close it down and it’s still there .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 07-09-2012 11:02 PM

Alistair,

Obama tried to close gitmo, but congress thwarted him. Many other ideas were shot down by filabusters and other stalling tricks by the republicans. He is after all, the President, not a king. He is part of a three part system, and can do little without congressional approval. Perhaps the days of George III when a monarch could do as he pleased (albeit with the consent of Parliment) weren’t so bad after all. Maybe not.

It was my pleasure to drive into Scotland many years ago when the heather was in bloom. What a sight that was. Wonderful, warm (not dour as I was told to expect) people, beautiful countryside. I just couldn’t understand the need to subject oneself to haggis ! Especially once the contents and the process of its’ production were explained.

Hope you are well and God Save the Queen.

ASteve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 08:00 PM

Tough listen – I think the problem with higher education is in the rapidly escalating tuitions moving up 8-10 percent every year. The result is that the cost is rapidly moving out of reach.

I went to school on Student loans under a State Program in Alaska – when I finished in 1988, My total debt was ~13K or approximatly the cost of a new car in 1989. This was for 100% loan that covered Tuition Room Board and Books (living on campus with the cafeteria services)

Now the cost of a basic state school is like buying a new car EVERY September and driving it off a cliff.
Saying people can borrow more money at lower rates to then have truly insurmountable debt after 4 years is not the path to a better future for our kids.

Unaffordable education is not about the interest rate on student loans Move0n.org reported that over the past 30 years education has risin 900% and debt by 500%. Locking in current rates in interest does help, but not much.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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