No cutting the budget more will make the economy worse. Spend more money mr president on things we need and put people to work so that they can buy things from our companies that need to sell them and so that they can pay taxes to contribute to the general welfare. That should be priority number one.
We invested our life in these things. But it wasn't near as hard then as it is now....Budgets are set to save, but we pay more taxes than we get paid, if not taxes for folks to get to work, then big gas and oil prices so what do you want the public to give up next????
Thank you President Obama for understanding that higher education and education in general is a critical component of what will make America thrive again. Unlike the GOP who thinks government should only start wars and force the bible on everyone!
How about invest in teachers who know how to teach? Invest in schools to teach English and American history? Invest in keeping students safe? Our education is falling behind as is our country! Politicians are to blame as is the school boards across America.
I thought your stimulus and second stimulus did that? And took care of the bridges and roads too? Shovel ready "ha ha ha" remember? And it paid for cops and firefighters? Did they or didn't they? Was Obama lying or not?
AMEN! Rick Perry and the Republican-led Texas state lege has decimated education funding in Texas, and as a community college faculty member, we've seen our college, sister colleges, and K-12 schools lose too many resources (human and material!).
It's the ONLY thing that makes sense. But, why does that not encourage me to think that my fellow Americans will do what makes sense, now? I can hope, and I will still cling to that hope that they will--before it's too late.
Ladies and Gentleman welcome to the White House Spin Zone....We control the vertical.....we control the horizonal, we will deliver all the propaganda, rhetoric, fear mongering, class warfare, deception, and lies on a daily basis along with the drive by media.....Sit back and enjoy your ride into Socialism and Commumism.......
invest more on failed govt??? dont think so... besides, the taxes for schools and education are LOCAL taxes, not FEDERAL... read the 16th amendment on federal tax income i.e., the capital gains tax... the federal govt has no right to make the working class pay federal taxes...
hi..i think the government should investigate not invest but build new schools and investigate where and how american children are educated and what goes on in their schools whos educating and what they are doing and where ...stop bullying..
The biggest place where any investing should be done is at home. Parents need to get more involved and take part, its not up to the government........ The poor schools and teachers can ONLY do so much. Kids have to be taught from their parents.....
To those who are bitching about the deficit and the budget... I suggest you blame the GOP for forcing Obama to keep the Bush tax cuts and also blame the GOP for engaging us in what has become USELESS WARS for the past decade!
Most teachers do their job...why people don't criticize CEOs, corrupt, earning millions of dollars while robbing from their companies? Why working class people buy this message from the real enemy of all of us: The 1% who doesn't want to pay their sharesn in taxes...?? Why to targets the teachers? At my department, at MSU, more than the 85 % of my colleagues are not only working but working harder than most people!!! BELIEVE ME!!!
One of the Republicans wanted to do away with the Dept. of Education. As if, education isn't enough of a crisis as it is. Education funds are an investment in the future of our country. Santorum decided that it is snobbery to encourage individuals to go to college...how stupid!
Thank you, Mr. President! As always, you are right on track. Please hold the line and continue working on behalf of all of us who voted for you and will vote for you again. You are the answer to the big government the radical right wingers are planning to kill of the rest of government of the people, by the people, for the people. They believe that our tax dollars should be given directly to private enterprise that will, in turn, charge the taxpayers more to use them.
I have an Idea Mr. Obama. Why don't you, the wife, and kids take a vacation to HAWAII again on our dime. Or maybe Michelle can take the kids to Europe, or maybe you could just step down and let someone who has a grasp on reality take over. Make it a permanent vacation.
Um, yeah, so what budget exactly are you talking about Mr. Obama? You haven't had a budget since you entered office, remember? Oh, and we're broke. BROKE. We're $16T in debt and your latest failed attempt at a "budget" suggested that we borrow more trillions. There's this other broke nation called Greece, have you heard of it? We cannot spend more of my great grandchildren's money sir. Perhaps if you CREATED and PASSED a realistic and balanced budget, we'd take you more seriously. You've failed to lead.
What?! Invest in education? Then we couldn't be controlled by our religious leaders, the ruling elite, and big business. It would even stop our frightening drift toward Taliban like leadership. Educated people are scary. They make decisions based on facts and act on pragmatic solutions (of course the downside without laws or if laws or weakend some quickly learn how to "game the system" for their personal benefit, hmm thus the ruling elite and big business control)
Unfortunately I'm not for Obama, but he does make the point that we should invest in the education system. How are we to breed future leaders if they cant get the proper ed. Not just the rich kids who's parents can afford for them to go to the upstanding schools but give the chance for the normal middle class child to make for his or her's own future in society. Dissipate the clash of classes and provide equality amongst all.
I feel the investment is good but, will the American's receive the benefits? The way it has been only the broken English speaking people have jobs answering phones. Trying to understand what they are saying has been happening. Sorry don't get it! I will not vote for anyone that doesn't put Americans' first and that allows immigration without merit anymore!
To all of the above who complain about spending more on education - When the jobs go overseas because American youth no longer has the skills to compete with citizens of other countries with far better educational systems, I don't want to hear any of you blame the government for your own short sightedness.
John Kasich, Gov. of Ohio can't be challenged, he knows what is best for teachers, firemen, police and people in general. He rode in on a white horse, got elected and hit the ground running. He has not done one positive thing. He's a fool !!!
OMG that is RICH coming from the Spending King, Obama ... who can't budget to save his life and spends spends spends. How about you invest in America's future and stop spending and telling us to spend more ... no thanks on taking spending advice from someone who has invested in failing energy companies and billions in failed bailout plans.
OMG so many comments that I could make to this! Are you kidding Budgets are about Choices... well hell then why don't you make the choice to do more about the Federal one. Maybe just maybe if the federal government payed the money that they needed to pay to the states the states would not be cutting funding from schools to cover their short falls causing the schools to cut teachers and so on.
My Republican governor has cut $1.6 billion from education. My Republican mayor and city council have cut $100 million from education. 400 teaching jobs, bus transportation, sports, advanced academic programs, and planning periods are being cut. All teachers are taking a pay cut and class sizes are increasing to the maximum allowable size. Education shouldn't be a political issue - it should be a priority for everybody. Republican children go to public school, too.
This from the president that has added a record $5 trillion to our national debt in 3 years. We have nothing to invest in our children's future. He will need to ask China if they will invest on our children's future.
Let's invest in their parents for a change, so they can provide for their children. We've been investing in education for as long as I can remember. It's a admirable sentiment called on over and over again. Our country invest more in education then any other and yet so many of our children are behind the global curve. Teach them about budgeting by not spending what you do not have, reduce the debt and SAVE for their futures.
WHY DON'T YOU JUST TRY AND DO SOMETHING FOR THE COUNTRY INSTEAD OF GIVING MORE TO LABOR UNIONS WHICH ARE DISTROYING THIS COUNTRY AND GIVE TAX BREAKS TO THE SMALL BUSINESS WHICH EMPLOY PEOPLE INSTEAD OF GIVING OUT WELFARE BENEFITS TO THOUGHS WHO SHOULD WORK. HELLO TAKE TO THE HAND...!!!
If I hear one more comment on how we need to invest with education and teachers, really?? I'm a nurse....what about health care, among more issues that this country needs to focus on! What about the price of gas???
The teachers back in the day of my grandmother and mother were educators,who taught self reliance,good manners, made knowledge interesting and opened the mind to broad horizons. the teachers of the obama admin are criminals indoctrinating future disfunctional minds to getting used to being a sex pet of some corrupt elitist or some mindless hard labor worker for obama industrial crony. Most Americans are educated in the fraudulant practices of the obama admin and know that unions are the thugs used to intimidate in order to get silent consent. this administration is a failure by the standards of all U.S. Constitution abiding Americans.
Hysterical, I love the people on this post who think if we have a comment to make about govt policy that we "belong" on a republican page. That's great, last time I checked I still had a voice in AMERICA not in the republican party, and I"M NOT A REPUBLICAN! Rich!!
we not only need to make sure education is stressed in this society, we have to make it a priority that college graduates get a quality job, there shouldn't be ONE college graduate without a quality job. Miltary veterans and college graduates(with any degree) should have top preference when it comes to employment.
You are and your "gang" have this great plan remember? What's this we shit? We didn't get to vote on the NDAA and we didn't get to vote on what school our children go to (unless we have money,) WE didn't get to vote on what our children eat in school.... And you have the nerve to NOW ask us?? The nobody Americans? You are a disgrace!
Invest in more security for our children from the morons who they have to go to school with. I remember the days when knifes were the big thing in the school but now AK47s are toys of choice. Sign of the times. Arming our children to get an education. Invest? Dont you mean spend more money so lazy teachers can live like the 1%?
Much better than Santorum who thinks Education should be a choice >.> I still can't believe what he said. If we elect one of the Republicans this election, I am moving. America will no longer be safe for children.
im not sure its really fair to ask us to "invest" in anything right now, since a lot of people barely have a job, or can fill their tanks. the budget and debts need to be settled and then ask us to invest in anything
Education should not be the feds business. Its a local issues to be handled by parents and the teachers. If we were not wasting money on the fed. We would have more than enough money for our children. Limited government. What the Founders wanted.
wow!!! I never read the comments before today...I am extremely disappointed in the comments I can't believe people cursing,disrespectful and down right mean to a president. This is a big problem with the DISRESPECTFUL American public. It makes a better WORLD for us all to live if WE ALL use KINDNESS,LOVE,RESPECT and Common SENSE. Now I understand why people from other countries feel Americans are disrespectful and stupid. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK President Obama...You have my VOTE 2012.
Diana- he is NOT Muslim. And, honestly, trying to lead this country and help people truly has nothing to do with anyone's religion. get over it! Sounds like you are just one of those people who are always trying to make trouble!
And we should, at a state level, not federal. end the Department of Education. Its a big inefficient waste, like most of what the federal government does. They stick their noses in everything and dont even do it well. Still to raising an army, international affairs, interstate commerce, law enforcement, and the other things the Constitution says.
It never fails to amaze me when the idiots come out just how idiotic they are. There is the typical socialist-marxist-communist bit (do you guys even know what these are????) and the "Obama spends too much" with the selective memory of Bush and his money spending ways-in addition to NOT paying for the tax cuts or the war. Obama just put them in the budget-where they should have been anyway! It is clear by these posts that most of you are among the people included in the polls that showed that Faux "News" watchers tend to know less about what is happening than even the people who pay no attention at all!! Go troll somewhere else, or go get your information from a neutral source, NOT Faux!
Mr. President, Everyone wants a good education for their children. They just DON'T want to do it YOUR way- by wasting money through the Dept. of Ed. All those wasted dollars that are going to people in Washington are doing jack. All that money given to banks could have paid for EVERYONE'S mortgage for a year! How's that for waste? Socialism has never worked- are you not watching Greece fall??? Spain, Portugal are next because of Socialism, and you think that's a good idea???
Thank you for having your priorities straight--our schools are not where they need to be to allow the youth to compete in a global market. Don't give up on providing more trade education for manufacturing jobs as well. Keep up the good job and stay the course--you will be re-elected and given the opportunity to show all American People that you have the vision and the morals that will get us where we need to be.
Wise up people. The GOP wants to keep you ignorant, so they can keep playing y'all for suckers. Meanwhile, China and India are putting people through college.
Need to make the GOP/ TP irrelevant in 2012 and beyond.
If I put a ring in your nose I can lead you the way! Let's invest in education! Oh ya, what a great idea, I wish I would of thought of it! That's the ticket! Now I got your attention. We should invest in education is something america will always do! It's not neglected. Let's stop perverted teachers from being in the class room! Kid's are to scared to tell!!!
Death of the Chinese Communists to intimidate you the people,Taiwanese or belonging to the United States possession, we are Americans and I call upon the free and democratic country in the world to boycott the Chinese Communists to change democracy so far,to borrow money,afraid bilk not also
I call upon the countries of the world owes the
Chinese Communist foreign debt,no debt, all the way to occupy your half of the country CPC,see your CPC to change or not change the democratic,do not respect human rights respect,love your people,Qu Sila! Bandits！
死中共去恐嚇你們的人民差不多，我們台灣人還是屬於美國佔有，我們是美國人. 我呼籲全世界自由民主國抵制你們中共改民主為止 ，借錢的人，怕人賴帳不還，
These comments crack me up and show a great need for education in this country.
Anyone that refers to the President as a socialist...needs an education.
Anyone that says he should be impeached...needs an education.
Anyone that thinks he collapsed the economy...needs an education.
Anyone that claims he is a Kenyan born Muslim...needs a mental institution.
In NC they are trying to cut medical spending on the elderly and autistic...Where in the hell is theirs brains...While anyone on food stamps can have 5 cell phones we call them Obama phones..where is the money coming from for these ..probably Social Security...someone needs to write and find out why these people are getting so many for nothing...Mine sure isn't free...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Marcie Fisher Kaepernik If he is Muslim, that's great and not the issue. Our freedom, our children and our jobs are. Just like any other President, if you can't deliver you need to go.
"President's dont' create jobs"... GW Bush.
Invest in union teachers so they can teach our kids to be sheep to the marxist agenda .. take God from our kids ,tell them what to eat, Tell your perents how to punish them. tell them Obamer is great. don't teach the history, only teach them liberal math .. This sht has to end .. back to Kenya with Obamer , Back wher he come from
Austin Eli @ Chris " wow, that's rich especially coming from you, the democrats are the party of the ku klux klan, sot what???
The Klan was never organized by Democrats, it was created by former Confederate Soldiers... one thing the Klan has in common with yesterday and today.... they were all CONSERVATIVE BIBLE THUMPERS.
I actually agree with most comments on here, but does the president read them? Nope because he does not care about our say so's he cares about the money and the glory of being something he shouldn't be. Nothing against him being black, Shit if we had snoop dogg I would vote for him. But Ron Paul is the better choice for this election. He cares more to keep his nose out of other countries.
The more money that has been thrown into the education process, the worse off our students have become. Get out of the education business, let it be handled at the local level and students will achieve more AND there will be less levels of bureaucrats taking a salery, leaving more of each dollar to be spent on the students.
No more apologizing! We are Americans!
by Congressman Allen West on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:49am ·
As I sit here in our Congressional office, I have just learned about another Taliban attack attributed to the Koran issue, this time wounding four Americans at FOB Fenty in Jalalabad. We have already had four Americans killed and another six wounded. The hypocrisy of this matter is quite concerning. All over the globe Christians are being persecuted and even killed by the followers of the Koran; Copts in Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria. The fact that no westerner is allowed to walk the streets of Mecca or Medina in Saudi Arabia and that Bibles are prohibited is a blatant show of disrespect. In Iran, a converted Christian Minister is under threat of death. It reminds me of the Abdul Rahman case in Afghanistan when I was assigned there. Mr Rahman was an Afghan who had converted from Islam to Christianity and had returned to Afghanistan as an aid worker. He was turned in by his own family and was to be executed under the crime of apostasy, yes, his crime was that he had converted from Islam to Christianity.
Let me remind you all, when tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide. Ironically, our own President mandates what Christians must do in clear violation of the First Amendment but yet apologizes for the disposal of detention facility contraband to President Karzai, following suit with bowing to the Saudi King, apologizing in Cairo, and relegating the US to subservience in a speech before the Turkish General Assembly. This Country must have American leadership which will stand for our Constitution, the Republic, and its Citizens…..and especially for the Men and Women in uniform who represent the best of who we are. No more apologizing! We are Americans!
O futuro e certo e decidido por mim de acordo com diversos adefatos e humilhações e promessas falsas feitas me fazendo de bobo neste país minha escolher e parti e ser feliz coisa que si eu continua aguentando o que passo eu não vou suporta chegar aguenta muito tempo nestas condições,deixo a decisão em suas mãos a minha esta tomada e convicto largaria tudo pela paz interior longe deste constrangimentos mentais que passo dia pois dia...
Jim Kight We need to remove the career politicians and start over remember for the next two elections on state and federal level do not vote for an incumbent, that should start cleaning house.
You tried that in 2010... all you succeeded in doing was add another 58 millionaires to Congress... Namely Tea Baggers.
Why isn't Boehner doing anything about gas prices?
Truth is, his buddies in Big Oil making record profits right now off the backs of the middle class. He doesn't want to stop that----but yet he'll complain for days.
With what money? We are already 15 Trillion in debt with you as our leader...we can't afford spending more money we don't have and what the hell good it is to throw money at education when there are no jobs??
Who can't agree on his statement??? Why?? “Budgets are about choices, so today I’m calling on you to choose to invest more in teachers, invest more in education, and invest more in our children and their future.” - President Obama
Our education system is becoming a joke and it is a societal problem. Raise the standards in public schools, ban students from dropping out before 18, demand parental involvement for any student who is failing, and offer 0% student loans for those attending college who make satisfactory progress.
Everyone who complains about the standardized tests needs to take a look at what is actually on them. They are almost laughable. If a student learns what they should at their grade level there is no need to teach to the test, they will pass it with ease.
It is a more complicated issue I know but that would be a good start.
Everett Vanarsdall meanwhile, Odamna is giving our money to the Muslim Brotherhood. That really shows suport dont it?
and yet you sat on your fat ass while the GOP and Bushit gave $43 Million to the Taliban.........ask who really paid for 9/11.
Yay! For education.
I would like to see some more anti bullying put into place as well. There are a couple of really good anti bully films out and one coming out on March 30th mentioned by Stop Bullying: Speak Up that is very noteworthy.
I would love to see education take a front seat but our kids need our help with this very serious issue.
Sophie you will neber get it ... Goverment has no buisness in Education . Any money that you ivest in education goes stright to the teachers unions , liberal education board members cronnies that make up the stupid rules
Excellent idea here but can be interpreted different ways. Teachers unions protect pedophiles and the utterly incompetent - look at the recent events in Los Angeles. At this point in time Congress and the current administration need to practice, not merely economy, but tightfistedness to invest in our childrens' future!
How could anyone NOT like this President? He actually works and cares for the people of this country and the world. A man's strength has no need to always be displayed by the quantity of toys or muscle. Perhaps we have done that for the past 10 years and it got us where we are now...Now we use the power the mind and the gift of words with diplomacy.
Michael James Holland Budgets are about restraint, so I'm calling on the Executive Office to stop spending on personal luxuries, nonessential travel, and private entertainment.
Sorry Kid, since the Bushies ran a deficit every year they were in office you can't expect the WH to just stop everything.....
Yes I agree that we need to invest in teachers and our kids, but we need to stop paying suoerindents huge amounts of money and more to hiring good teachers. How many teachers could we hire for $365,000 a year? As for Ron Paul and the rest of the bunch of republicans running they are all off thier rocker.
Demera. Please provide specific examples. I am quite certain that if a teacher told a child there is no God, they would be out of a job. I'm not clear as to what you mean by telling parents how they can't punish their child. If you mean they can't use violence, that is simply illegal, as it should be. And no, I don't think you are stupid. Not at all. It just seems you have different information than I do.
Hmm...I wonder WHAT in the world we could tax that would provide a bigger budget for education? What grows on God's green earth that could be REGULATED and TAXED that could provide funding for education. What NATURAL resource is available WORLDWIDE that could create a HUGE jobmarket (farmers and retail, tourism and transportation, industry and agriculture) that could be TAXED and would provide our FAILING economy with enough money for better education AND would provide humans with an alternative medicine rather than pumping them full of BigPharma's expensive chemicals that do more harm than good? (Not to mention reducing our OVERCROWDED jails and penitentiaries of NON-violent humans and making room for murderers and rapists) When are you going to do the right thing Obama administration? When are you going to stop bending to the will of the ALMIGHTY dollar, and start listening to the will of the people? Probably just "blowing smoke" here, but that's O.K. I have a feeling that your days are numbered. And once again, I voted for YOU Obama in '08. And since you choose to ignore doing what is SENSIBLE and RIGHT by at LEAST discussing the pro's and con's of utilizing a NATURAL, ABUNDANT resource that GOD put on this planet, I will NOT be voting for you again. :(
American Mugwump-Doesn't matter. President Obama said he'd cut the deficit. That was the "expectation" of the people. He was elected to undo the damage Bush did, not build upon it.
You mean like Bush saying "Tax Cuts will create jobs"? Please.. don't be as asinine as you are pretending you're not.
Why invest in welfare and unemployment ? So more worthless and lazy morons can milk the system? Look around, there are people on welfare living in off your hard earned money, most are driving better cars then I ever had ... And i make 30,000 a yr... Place money into the economic growth of your country and education ..
Sounds like to me . Republicans are trying to privatize our schools and turn them in to charter schools. Just to impose their religious beliefs on our Kids.JUST SAYING. Most all charter schools are faith base schools.
Kathie Steffans, to say that Republicans hate people of color is about the most absurd statement I've heard from you since yesterday. Stop listening to Jesse Jackson and that retard Rev. Wright. You make yourself look stupid saying such things. Look at Bush's cabinet..a lot more color there then with Obama, hell he even had a black WOMAN!
Yawn. Part of the problem in this country is that those who follow the DNC think the GOP lie. Those who follow the GOP think the DNC lie. I have a little secret. They both lie and they pit Americans against one another and let us bicker while Unions, Corporations, Foreign Governments have their hands in your pocket.
How much do we pay teachers to teach our kids how to put a condom on his f.... di.. . and teach them that its ok for a boy to have sex with a boy . thats liberal union teachers for you. yeah give them more money ..
its the rep,falt ,as to why the gas prices are high,their fat oil company,are surrpoting the canadates,to make them look good ,so we would have a reason to vote against the presadent.thats durty pool,at our exspence.the rep,suck,
Nathan, Mike Henry is one of these who support President Obama, but is not really sure why. One thing I have noticed about the party goers on this page is they often fault the other party while thiers has, at least once in history, engaged in the same failed practice. People like Kathie Steffens likes to believe the same prejudice she just posted about doen't exist in the Democratic Party when nothing could be further from the truth. In my humble opinion, the biggest challenge facing America, at the moment, is not the economy, jobs or debt, but trying to figure out how to get party politics out of the way, stop trying to place blame(since both parties have contributed equally to our current crisis) listen to each other while presenting viable real world solutions, debating the merits of these arguements without making it a political statement for reelection and get busy with the business of repairing our broken Republic. Till this happens, we will continue to languish under the control of two parties who only true concern is for garnishing power
President Obama, I think Mr Santorum needs to further his education. He doesn't think a plumber has to go to college. Well think again Rick, a plumber has to go to college for 4 or more years. Whose the snob now Rick?
From Bob Wells "Hey Nathan, funny how a few tokens can't get black people to vote GOP. Guess they can see through your ruse."
Wow that is seriously racist right there. A few token what, Bobbie boy? A few token what? Common whitey you were thinking it, token what Bobbie?
The Majority of teachers are wonderful caring people and do an excellent job teaching our children. Union or non union. I have teachers in my family and friends too. They are very smart, dedicated people, all of them. I applaud them. Judging by some of the ignorant negative comments on this page our teachers have their work cut out for them when their children walk into the class room. Good teaching starts at home.
The harsh reality is we need a political , educational and medical revolution. Get rid of both parties and really listen to what the people want and need. I personally need interest rates to go away for at least five years or the government only allows fixed rates no more then 5 percent. Lol
Chris, I am saying that OBAMA's Policies are not reponsible for all of the debt you claim. Engineers are picky when it comes to facts being even a mm off or so!! :)
Chris Trezoglou Labickas Obama has added more debt than every president combined
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Tyler, I would disagree. Our National Debt is about politicians failure to address Governmental spending because it will require making tough decisions which may lead to a poor run in the upcoming elections. Candidate Obama promised broad sweeping GOvernmental reform and has failed to deliver. Why? Because only has one more election and the kind of reform he spoke of on the campaign trail is going to piss some people off
Susan Donoughe Chris the debt is going to increase every year no matter due to interest. Why not bring in more revenue by increasing tax on millionairs and billionairs?
We've been down this road before.