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We have discussed just a few of the broad broken Obama promises: employment, deficit reduction, Gitmo, immigration reform, cost savings from Obamacare, etc.

But maybe we ought to consider a few of the promises to individuals; maybe inexperience keeps him from getting anything done right on a large scale, but as a former community organizer he is pretty good working one on one (especially since he is borrowing trillions of dollars, that ought to help out at least a few highly visible individual sufferers, right)?

Well, maybe not.

There was that woman whose engineer husband has been out of work for about as long as Obama has been in office, all the while Obama has been saying engineers are in such great demand he is aggressively looking to support hiring from other countries. She told him about her husband's struggles, and the President asked her for the guy's résumé. Any luck getting work with the POTUS in your corner?

http://techtalk.dice.com/t5/Tech-Nation-Discussion/Any-word-...

And here remember Donna Vanzant? A compelling photo-op at a critical time when he wanted to turn the conversation away from the debates, Benghazi, and the economy. Did she ever get what she was promised in return?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/empty-embrace-hurric...
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Blue Steel wrote:
We have discussed just a few of the broad broken Obama promises: employment, deficit reduction, Gitmo, immigration reform, cost savings from Obamacare, etc.

But maybe we ought to consider a few of the promises to individuals; maybe inexperience keeps him from getting anything done right on a large scale, but as a former community organizer he is pretty good working one on one (especially since he is borrowing trillions of dollars, that ought to help out at least a few highly visible individual sufferers, right)?

Well, maybe not.

There was that woman whose engineer husband has been out of work for about as long as Obama has been in office, all the while Obama has been saying engineers are in such great demand he is aggressively looking to support hiring from other countries. She told him about her husband's struggles, and the President asked her for the guy's résumé. Any luck getting work with the POTUS in your corner?

http://techtalk.dice.com/t5/Tech-Nation-Discussion/Any-word-...

And here remember Donna Vanzant? A compelling photo-op at a critical time when he wanted to turn the conversation away from the debates, Benghazi, and the economy. Did she ever get what she was promised in return?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/empty-embrace-hurric...


Well, first off... the ELECTION IS OVER.

Secondly... bad things will happen regardless of who is in office. Anecdotes highlight terrible situations but are not the basis for running society. With over 300 million people, bad things are going to happen every day.

If we do the right thing for society and raise taxes and cut spending*- there will be LOTS of bad stories for quite a while.

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*And seriously.... $100 billion is the BEST they could come up with in terms of spending cuts? Let's $200 to $250 billion dollars.
 
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For weeks after that, the family's telephone rang constantly with calls from recruiters, headhunters, the news media, the Texas Workforce Commission, the White House, and out-of-town and out-of-state companies about possible job opportunities.

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Many calls came from out-of-state companies, as well as companies throughout Texas. But Darin's work choices are limited to North Texas because of a custody agreement for one of his two daughters that prevents him from moving away.


Damn you, Obama!
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No it isn't, because we all know that every "Anything Obama" represents YOU suffering, DW.
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das Andere wrote:
ummm....

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For weeks after that, the family's telephone rang constantly with calls from recruiters, headhunters, the news media, the Texas Workforce Commission, the White House, and out-of-town and out-of-state companies about possible job opportunities.

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Many calls came from out-of-state companies, as well as companies throughout Texas. But Darin's work choices are limited to North Texas because of a custody agreement for one of his two daughters that prevents him from moving away.


Damn you, Obama!

Yeah, we should be more realistic: getting work in Northern Texas is too much to expect! It's such a small, undeveloped place . . .
 
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No it isn't, because we all know that every "Anything Obama" represents YOU suffering, DW.


Air Contour, Man Amy... Obama makes me happy! Every broken promise, every ObamaZombie voter, every unfulfilled cell phone promise, they all just build up the mountain of irrefutable truth that verifies I have been right all along.

If you can't have wealth, then at least you can have satisfaction. And Obama provides that in spades to me. When he's gone I suppose I'll have to go back to the onerous task of creating more wealth and jobs.
 
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I'm not sure I'll ever quite understand people's need for stories when they have numbers.

Perhaps I'm weirdly cold hearted, but feeling worse when you know that one person you know a bit about is doing badly than you would if you knew that 1000 people are doing badly seems to me to be a lack of imagination more than anything else.
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maxo-texas wrote:
Secondly... bad things will happen regardless of who is in office. Anecdotes highlight terrible situations but are not the basis for running society. With over 300 million people, bad things are going to happen every day.

If we do the right thing for society and raise taxes and cut spending*- there will be LOTS of bad stories for quite a while.

You may notice I'm not so critical of suffering itself, but suffering in conjunction with broken promises. Let me suffer, but don't lie to me. Is that too much to ask?
 
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Yeah, we should be more realistic: getting work in Northern Texas is too much to expect! It's such a small, undeveloped place . . .

It's actually pretty easy to find jobs in any engineering field if you have experience and are willing to relocate, even throughout the years of the recession.

But if you are dead set in staying in the same location, then it get's really tough. The best bet then would be to go into consulting and be willing to travel.
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Blue Steel wrote:
das Andere wrote:
ummm....

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For weeks after that, the family's telephone rang constantly with calls from recruiters, headhunters, the news media, the Texas Workforce Commission, the White House, and out-of-town and out-of-state companies about possible job opportunities.

...

Many calls came from out-of-state companies, as well as companies throughout Texas. But Darin's work choices are limited to North Texas because of a custody agreement for one of his two daughters that prevents him from moving away.


Damn you, Obama!

Yeah, we should be more realistic: getting work in Northern Texas is too much to expect! It's such a small, undeveloped place . . .


"I can't take any of the jobs I've been offered for weeks and weeks because I can't leave my immediate area due to a custody agreement. Therefore, it's the President's fault I'm unemployed."

Personal responsibility for the win!
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Blue Steel wrote:
There was that woman whose engineer husband has been out of work for about as long as Obama has been in office, all the while Obama has been saying engineers are in such great demand he is aggressively looking to support hiring from other countries. She told him about her husband's struggles, and the President asked her for the guy's résumé. Any luck getting work with the POTUS in your corner?


I'm not happy with the way H-1B visas are handled, but Romney wanted to make it even easier:

Romney wrote:
I also think we should give visas to people, green cards rather, to people who graduate with skills that we need. People around the world with accredited degrees in science and math, get a green card stapled to their diploma.


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And here remember Donna Vanzant? A compelling photo-op at a critical time when he wanted to turn the conversation away from the debates, Benghazi, and the economy. Did she ever get what she was promised in return?


Wow, it's been nearly a month and she hasn't gotten lots of free money to rebuild her business yet.
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Blue Steel wrote:
maxo-texas wrote:
Secondly... bad things will happen regardless of who is in office. Anecdotes highlight terrible situations but are not the basis for running society. With over 300 million people, bad things are going to happen every day.

If we do the right thing for society and raise taxes and cut spending*- there will be LOTS of bad stories for quite a while.

You may notice I'm not so critical of suffering itself, but suffering in conjunction with broken promises. Let me suffer, but don't lie to me. Is that too much to ask?


And where were the lies in either of those stories?

By the way, if you want to see what President Obama actually said to Ms. Vanzant, you can see it here:



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And where were the lies in either of those stories?



I'm far from Obama's biggest fan, but it's clear that there is a certain delusional segment of Obama's critics who think every single thing that Obama says is a lie and it is pretty sad to watch.
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On the other hand, every kept Obama promise is also a human being suffering.
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