The Top 10 Reasons Obama Could Make A Great President (Part 2)

In our first segment, we listed the top 10 reasons we think Obama could make a great President. We are happy to see in our readings on the web that so many people are excited and happy about Obama’s election. We are also happy to see how well received it was internationally as well.

As with any new President, though, of course there have to be concerns regarding what could go wrong in a new Presidency. So we are presenting the top 10 reasons we are concerned about Obama’s election. We intend to follow up each segment with an article that summarizes these concerns just like we will follow up on Part 1.

Thanks for reading.

Here are our 10 major concerns about Obama’s promises and election.

  1. A scary health plan policy that will indirectly tax the healthy to pay for the sick, poor and elderly, shifting entitlement expenses such as Medicare to healthy Americans and small business.
  2. Increased tax rate unfairly and inequitably targets small business. Massive tax hikes on small business combined with required healthcare could bankrupt small businesses and result in a sharp loss of American jobs.
  3. Despite the incredible success of the Surge, the desire to end the Iraq war will likely not work. This could result in Iran invading Iraq, Civil War, genocide or worse.  At the very least, Americans are likely to be disappointed as we find it cannot be done and the costs continue to spiral out of control.
  4. Increased welfare and education costs for the not-so-needy. Problems in the welfare system are what started the Republican Presidential run. Abuse of government programs is just way too easy.
  5. Higher cap gains and dividend tax could result in a major adjustment further downward in the stock market. The current tax system for stock investments is already incredibly unfair to anyone that loses money, and sharply overtaxes those that earn it even short term. Dividends are a central source of retirement income, taxing them unfairly targets the elderly.
  6. Increased terrorism could occur if the expectations internationally of Obama are too high, and they get disappointed when nothing changes or if we get aggressive against Al Qaeda.
  7. Assassination risk of Obama is high within the US. This is something we truly worry about. It would be a disaster to see our first multi-cultural President physically harmed in any way.
  8. Social Security problems will be deferred for 10 years under Obama’s plan, and higher taxes will only address the problem short term. The plan for raising Social Security taxes 10 years from now is unrealistic and defers the problem to Obama’s successor.
  9. Obama has made way too many campaign promises. Disappointment could be high as his policies fall apart.
  10. The balance of power has shifted dramatically liberal.  The loss of current checks and balances in the system between Democrats and Republicans could allow too many liberal programs to propagate. This could result in a massive deficit well in excess of we are are today.

We would like to throw in something we fear a bit that is not really a concern regarding Obama, but something we are sick of hearing and hope as we move forward stops. We have constantly heard the blather about everything in God’s creation being Bush’s fault. In many cases, the issues being discussed as Bush’s fault had little or nothing to do with him or his policies.

We sincerely hope that if Obama’s plans start to fail,  we don’t just continually see what we refer to as “excuse politics”. We don’t want to hear…this failed because of Bush and we couldn’t do that because of Bush. We are hoping the Democrats mean it when they speak of non-partisan politics, but their recent attacks on Lieberman seem to indicate they are as partisan as ever.

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6 thoughts on “The Top 10 Reasons Obama Could Make A Great President (Part 2)”

  1. Originally Posted By GlenNice crock of crap but it’s all been debunked already. But hey delusions are all you losers have left.

    Sweety, you really must grow up a bit. They wrote a very positive article about the reasons Obama could make a great president and an article about their concerns. You, like all the other illiterate liberals I have seen respond on this site, respond negatively to anything you read without so much as one intelligent comment.

    You say points made in the article are “debunked”, a word I am sure you learned on Huffington Post, but you fail to prove anything you say. Almost every item in their article has at least one reference. I guess they don’t help you though because you would have to be able to read to actually understand any of them.

    You also sound so bitter. Maybe you have personal problems of some sort? I realize illiteracy can be frustrating. Maybe Obama’s new educational programs can help people like you.

  2. How is Obama’s risk of assassination worse than others? It’s not. There are just as many secret service people assigned to McCain, and if not, again does it matter? Is it Obama’s fault that people are lunatics, so that you’re concern is pointed at Obama as president.

    Healthy people have been taxed for the sick forever. Increased health insurance costs come from unhealthy people hurting the pool of healthy ones. The thing is, I don’t want people to suffer, so I contribute to the pool, hoping that the collective will make progress in health, especially in terms of containment of contagious infections diseases.

    Loss of checks and balances, like for the majority of Bush’s presidency? What do you think about that? More liberal programs? Um ok. Bush is pretty liberal I think, being that he was pushing the bailout from the beginning giving a blank check to the fed. Yeah that’s real conservative.

    Wow you must be a genius on Iraq. given that you clearly can identify possible risks. How about a risk that the war is a drain on our economy and morale and status within the world. I think that’s a little risky, wouldn’t you say? No because you think there’s something tangible to gain by this war, when there never has been. It’s a cloudy ethical mess. Even successes such as the surge shouldn’t be talked up too much, as they don’t make everything right. I hate when people have the means to an end view of world conflict. It’s so arrogant and short-term-thinking. Very foolish.

    It’s always better to vote for somebody and have low expectations for them, so as not to give them the massive responsibility that the president has?

    Every candidate has made big campaign promises. What is WAY too many. Obama never promised to do anything un-doable. Every “promise” to work in various initiatives has been possible. So what if you don’t think it can happen. Why don’t you pick out the ones you care about and work for them instead of being a little wuss and writing cheesy obama-scares-me blog posts.

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