Harding did get the economy going while in office: a perfect set up for his successor, Hoover. Hoover, on the other hand was the unfortunate office holder who paid dearly for the send off into the Great depression! Obama did the opposite: he turned a failing Bush economy into a slow but recovering situation. Trump inherited from Obama an economy on the mend... for which Trump took all the credit!
Yesterday on CBS news was a piece about one of the largest Coal companies going bankrupt: the non union workforce was denied the wages owed to them by the company. Just how badly do we need resurgence of such a caring, responsible companies?
To debeda: The Obama EO was as you surmise was a ( temporary at BEST ) solution that needed to be Congressionally approved. Trump expanded that to a Permanent change to the law WITHOUT any Congressional action. Section 5 states "The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article ". NEITHER of them has the power to legislate... and yet you demean Obama and seem to grant Trump such power. Is Trump somehow deserving the legislative power that Obama, in your estimation, had no right to use?
Not all Republicans are racist as not all Democrats are racist. The problem is more to be placed with those in both parties that value power at any cost; even if that cost is destruction of our Constitutional and moral values. Both Trump and McConnel fit into that category; Trump is all for Trump and nothing else: McConnel is all for his party and nothing else. Can't these men see beyond their noses?
Charlottesville, VA: Trump " There are good people on both sides ". Like the one who backed into the crowd and killed a woman.
Social Security was passed by FDR, Medicare by LBJ... neither of these were Obama!
Social Security and Medicare are socialistic programs in their own right: SSI is yet another, even more socialistic program. The first two require monetary input from beneficiaries but they are government programs to supply a soft landing for those who retire without sufficient savings. I collect the first two because I worked over forty years to qualify for them. Many republicans would like to end both because they are socialistic in nature.
Those Congressional benefits enumerated are also enjoyed by the Republican members: even those " socialist " programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Can I assume all true blue republicans refuse these benefits because of the socialist slant? I know Ronald Reagan took them.
I always thought that the Lord was solely capable of judgement ( as in "judge not lest you be judged " not us sinners. Perhaps He should decide, not Radiance 3 about other of us sinners.
Just think about what Trump said about hoping the Russians would reveal the additional Hillary Clinton E mails: that statement sounds to me that he was actively seeking a collusion with this hostile foreign nation! And this was but one instance. Trump kept saying No Collusion: he must have been SOOO disappointed!
Trump, as President, is compelled to follow the Constitution: he is bound to enforce the law passed by the Congress. Both of these two branches of our government are compelled to abide by decisions of the Courts. If a law passed by Congress is challenged or an action by the Executive branch ( the President ) is determined to be contrary to the Constitution the Courts make final judgement as to them. If a decision by a District judge is not appealed to a higher court that decision becomes the Law!
The Mueller report did report no collusion with Russia: he also reported several cases of possible obstruction of justice for which he did NOT clear Trump. this is NOT exoneration.
Someone should inform our President that application for asylum is NOT illegal: it is a long, compassionate tradition in this country to offer asylum to those whose countries do not supply a safe situation in which to live. Just because these people are of different ethnicity does NOT make them illegal felons as the president has many times stated; they are many times trying to escape the drug runners, MS15ers, rapists and thieves. It is an excuse to keep this country more monoethnic thereby keeping it more republican. It is sad that he thinks he has to obtain political dominance by any other way than winning the election through persuasion of the majority of the populace. Cutting aid to the three countries he is targeting will, if anything make the situation WORSE!
Hawaii issued a copy of Obama's birth certificate: assuming Obama is Kenyan where is his Kenyan birth certificate? Surely one of you believers of his Kenyan birth could produce such a document! My personal opinion is that the State of Hawaii is a trusted source of the truth
Hate is shared by both those on the Right and the Left: Raw power not principle as well. Power corrupts both. I wonder what happened to our political system of working together through compromise.