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Day By Day November 7, 2010 – Budgets

Day By Day by Chris Muir

Chris, I don’t think President Obama’s trip to India and then later Asia will buy him much love from the American people.
U.S. President Barack Obama started his second day in India on a lighter note: pulling a few dance moves and celebrating a major religious festival with local students.

Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent Sunday morning at a local school, where students were celebrating Diwali. Youngsters performed dances in colorful saris to mark the festival of lights. The president bobbed his head to the music and clapped.

Young girls danced with baskets on their heads as the room erupted in cheers.

At one point, students pulled the first lady on stage and taught her how to twirl.

“Notice they didn’t ask me,” the president said.

Students later extended the offer to the president, who joined them and towered over the youngsters as he danced.

When many Americans are seeing their jobs disappearing to a lower standard of living labor force in India and Asia, I don’t the vision of our President dancing on a taxpayer funded junket can really be viewed as appropriate.

The President and the lame duck Congress should get immediately to work on some fair-trade agreements which were started under the Bush Administration to increase the exports of our American goods and services.

And, re-evaluate immigration visa policies that allow American companies to import college educated foreigners so as to save the expense of hiring Americans who will command higher salaries and benefits.

A re-evaluation of illegal immigration and its impact on flooding America with under-educated, lower cost workers which displace Americans is also long overdue. The federal government can start with tough employer sanctions, particularly in California agriculture and Midwestern meat packing.

So, Mr. President dance around these issues.

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2 thoughts on “Day By Day November 7, 2010 – Budgets

  1. “When many Americans are seeing their jobs disappearing to a lower standard of living labor force in India and Asia, I don’t the vision of our President dancing on a taxpayer funded junket can really be viewed as appropriate.”

    C’mon, blaming obama on these issues is absurd. Every president travels to other countries and this one just sealed an export deal with India.

    Wouldn’t you blame the GOP for giving tax breaks to companies & corporations who outsource their work to india? This is why our labor force is disappearing to india and asia.

    Illegal Immigration has been happening for the last 30 years+, given today’s economy to be the outcome. Wouldn’t you blame the companies that take advantage of the illegal immigrants and outsource their work? Instead of blaming actual immigrants who are trying to make a better life for themselves like our predecessors/ancestors.

    But instead the GOP wants to give these companies that outsource work and hire illegal immigrants bush-era tax breaks… Yet you blame Obama.

    Get the facts before you spew your little cartoons (200 million a day? – absurd) and state issues that should not be blamed on Obama, but should be on his agenda.

  2. Please….

    Obama’s trip is a junket and in these economic times is an inappropriate largess that is unseemingly in poor taste.

    What tax breaks are you referring?

    Hasn’t the Congress been controlled by Obama’s party since 2006? Thank goodness this will change in January 2011.

    The Bush era tax RATES should be maintained. Why do you want to punish small business owners and companies with higher tax rates while at the same time wish them to hire more employees? This does not make any sense.

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