President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed building a mosque near ground zero, saying the country's founding principles demanded no less."As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York City and the nation."That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," he said. "This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable."Obama made the comments at an annual dinner in the White House State Dining Room celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Republicans were quick to pounce on the president's remarks."President Obama is wrong," said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. "It is insensitive and uncaring for the Muslim community to build a mosque in the shadow of ground zero. While the Muslim community has the right to build the mosque they are abusing that right by needlessly offending so many people who have suffered so much."The White House had not previously taken a stand on the mosque, which would be part of a $100 million Islamic center to be built two blocks from where nearly 3,000 people perished when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center2001. Press secretary Robert Gibbs had insisted it was a local matter. towers on Sept. 11,
Saturday, August 14, 2010
We could sure use a conservative Republican like Calvin Coolidge right now. This man and Harding gave us the roaring 20's we have all heard about. They did it by cutting the size of government by 1/2 and drastically cut taxes to all, including the rich. The only ones that would not want cuts in government spending are the liberals. They are the only ones that will lose in government cuts because the "fat" is all their programs. And without government assistance all liberal programs would die. But if we cut all the progressive programs or privatize them we all would win. But that would mean the liberals would have to fund their own programs. And we all know they don't do that to any magnitude. Liberals aren't that generous with their money. I think it's time we all decide what to do with our own money and cut the government out by 1/3. But that would mean we would have to help ourselves and each other out more. But I don't see any group having a problem with giving,other then the liberals. But they will learn to take care of themselves once given the chance. What do you think would be the best thing to do to get us out of this double dip recession?
It was only made to last one lifetime. And at 76 years old we are almost there. Soon SSI will be on life support and if we don't do something soon we will loose it. That will be just one more thing this greedy generation will take from us. We are giving massive debt that will take forever to pay off because we didn't feel like paying for what we wanted. And because SSI has become unsustainable with the amount of money this group of citizens are planing on taking out of it we can count that money as a gift to our parents. The problem is 80% of elderly didn't save enough money for retirement and will most likely live off of our dime on that as well. But as long as they are able to retire at 60 or younger they don't care. We have paid into that insurance and for the most part this next generation is more willing then past generation to plunder our money. It's time we get realistic and raise the retirement age and have a private option. You don't have a right to retire and bill the next generation for it. We paid into the system and should be aloud to get something out of it. My father is 71 years old and still working. He doesn't have enough money to retire yet. Most people think that that is admirable. And it is in today's society. But in reality it's common sense to work as long as you can physically and until you are set financially. Why is it the generations before them left money not massive debt to their kids and grand kids? The baby boom generation was called the "Me" generation for a reason. And just think how great a generation you could have been with all those people. But thanks to the Democratic Party and it's amnesty for illegals SSI might not even make it through the "me" generation. I know I wont see SSI. And I know I will have to work till the day I die. And I also know my sons will get that same treatment thanks to the entitlement mentality. We have every right to our SSI and a reasonable debt. Today I'm blaming the voters for their part in this epic debacle of a country they are giving us and our kids. If you don't see any of this as generational theft then please tell me why? And if you think this is generational theft then what are you doing about it? Will you do nothing to help the next generation? And don't tell me that you tryed by giving them obamacare. That isn't like a husband giving his wife lawn mower for Christmas and telling her it's a gift for her. If you want something then pay for it. And if you think you did a good job with what you were given then look at our public educational system. We have been saying this is our future since the 60's. And just look at how far down we have come since then. We have given our kids no tools to pay off the debt we gave them. But as long as your happy I'm happy and screw the next generation. That should be the matto of the boomers.