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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:10 AM

What would You ask the President?

I just got an email from President Obama, inviting me to participate in a phone call Wednesday night.

I might have an opportunity to ask a question...

I cannot think properly right now...


Perhaps all of you can help...

How about it?

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Reply What would You ask the President? (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 OP
Lone_Star_Dem Oct 2012 #1
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2012 #2
ZM90 Oct 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #4
DJ13 Oct 2012 #5
ZM90 Oct 2012 #6
phasma ex machina Oct 2012 #7
still_one Oct 2012 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #9
still_one Oct 2012 #10
former-republican Oct 2012 #11
Aoxous Oct 2012 #12
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #13
phasma ex machina Oct 2012 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #17
Behind the Aegis Oct 2012 #14
Left Brain Oct 2012 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #18
randome Oct 2012 #19
flyguyjake Oct 2012 #20

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:13 AM

1. First would be, where do you need me the most right now?

I think that might be my second choice as well.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:13 AM

2. Will you raise the cap on Social Security rather than cut benefits?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:13 AM

3. Ask him "Why do you say you'll stand up for internet freedom by threatening vetos of SOPA/PIPA yet

you privately support things like ACTA and TPP?".

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:15 AM

4. These first responses are all good ones! Thanks, everybody...I'd love to hear some more...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:20 AM

5. Will we ever see anything besides fines for companies that created the financial crisis?

(Will the executives ever pay for their failings as leaders, while continuing to make millions in compensation)

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:22 AM

6. Another good question would be...

"Why do you continue to wage wars on drugs and online piracy whenever those are failed wars that cannot be won?".

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:26 AM

7. When will we start tending to the needs of people instead of banks?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:30 AM

8. What would he do to protect social security and medicare.

I got the same email

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Response to still_one (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:32 AM

9. Wouldn't it be cool if we both got to talk to him???

Those are good questions.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:33 AM

10. absolutely. I suspect I got the email because I donated right after Biden's performance /nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:37 AM

11. Why did you sign the free trade agreement knowing it will send jobs overseas

 

The only ones that wanted it were the lobbyists of big corporations
Also why is NAFTA still in place?

You said it needed to be changed the first time you ran for POTUS.

Nothing has changed and jobs continue to be shipped to Mexico.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:41 AM

12. I would ask him how he and the Democrats let a handful of

 

radical regressive Republicans take America hostage and steer public policy. We need jobs by giving aid to states to hire teachers, policemen, firefighters, emergency responders. We need to invest into America's infrastructure to modernize it for the 21st century.

We don't need austerity measures. We don't need less spending by government on goods and services, we need more it. We also need to heavily and wisely invest into America during this time of need.

While Obama may share my sentiments, Republicans have taken America hostage and implemented austerity measures that has unnecessarily caused high employment and suffering for millions. Yet, they turn around and complain that the economic has been weak and pitiful.

If government jobs have kept up with the increases during the Bush years, we are looking at an increase of 1.4 to 1.7 millions of people unemployed, minus any multiplier effect. We are looking at an unemployment rate under 7%.

So, my question is: Why have a minority party of radical regressive Republican been able to hijack America and get their policies passed while you struggle passing your policies?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:41 AM

13. THANKS EVERYBODY!

I've picked my question, and I'm set.

I'll let you know if I really do get to talk to him.

I'm hoping!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:56 AM

16. Good luck! You'll ask a great question and you're far more diplomatic than me.

I, on the other hand, start getting obsessive about thumping my old drum and can not quit for the life of me. "One note phasma," that's me.

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Response to phasma ex machina (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:02 AM

17. Aw, thank you for your very kind remarks, my dear phasma!

I think I'll be too nervous to be obsessive, lol!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:44 AM

14. Here is one that hasn't been asked in the debates.

You have now come out in favor of "gay" marriage, what are your plans with regards to DOMA? What other plans do you have to help secure the equal rights of GLBT Americans?

Two questions, I know, but both quite important to me.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:55 AM

15. My Dear CalPeg:

I SO hope you get the opportunity to ask the President your question! I can think of no better representative than you. Best of luck.

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Response to Left Brain (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:03 AM

18. Thank you so much, my dear Left Brain!

I too hope so, and believe me, I will report back as to how it went.

You are too sweet....

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:53 AM

19. Climate change. We're worried.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:28 AM

20. Good luck!

 

Can't wait to hear how the call goes and the questions you hear asked, along with the Presidents answers!

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