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Fiscal cliff, immigration, gun control: Obama faces tough decisions in second term

Globe and Mail -- President Barack Obama approaches his second term confronting tough and shifting challenges that will play big roles in shaping the rest of his presidency and his eventual place in U.S. history.
In the coming months, Mr. Obama will have to decide where to be ambitious, where to be cautious, and where to buy time.Some of the big issues awaiting the president’s decisions are familiar, long-simmering problems. They include immigration and the need for a tenable balance between taxes, spending and borrowing.
Another issue, gun control, jumped to the national agenda’s top tier this month following the massacre of small children and teachers in a Connecticut school. And the issue of climate change remains unresolved.


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Submitted Dec 25, 2012 By: momsno1_taxi
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honda0105
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moms: thank you for posting. Regardless of the rudeness of others, there are some here who do appreciate you posting.
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momsno1_taxi
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 4:31:13 PM

Even if some of you feel it is off topic, we are still at liberty to post relevant topics on Gas Buddy and I feel this is relevant to all.
Whether you are man or woman this is a great news article that I thought should be shared with my fellow Americans. This is a Canadian viewpoint.
Enjoy
and Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to all.
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 10:59:42 AM

No matter what he decides, it's going to be tougher on us than him!
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Skunk63
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 9:49:26 AM

Yeah, off topic. Although I agree with much of the sentiment toward our blamer in chief.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 9:11:40 AM

nothing to do with fuel prices.
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The street thug will do everything legal or illegal to get his whimpy way.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 1:42:17 AM

I agree with KAR120CSII,this is the wrong forum for this article.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 1:28:16 AM

Please put this political article in the correct forum and let the folks rant over there. Thanks and a Happy New Years.
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 12:48:42 AM

Tough decisions? Yeah.. right.
Obama couldn't care less about these next 4 years, except to run up a deficit well over 22 trillion, get more sheeple reliant on food stamps and government, and finally remove our rights with more government takeover and regulations.

You better hurry and buy a gun before he tramples on the 2nd amendment.
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milespergallon
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:03:58 PM

Best decision he could make is to RESIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IMMEDIATELY.
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treeguy
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 9:42:21 PM

This article STILL hasn't been relocated to the proper forum?
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Ok. Not really gas prices
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 5:16:18 PM

If only the house and Senate could due their jobs and do what is best for America. The president gets too much blame and not enough credit.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 3:47:04 PM

Kiss4afrog said - "It's hard to get anything done when you have supposed representatives of the people who will not come together to do the right thing."

This goes for both Republicans and Democrats.
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 2:58:03 PM

Obama wanted the job and said he representated a change for the better - still haven't found anything better since he first took office 4 years ago. Suspect that the job he does in the upcoming four years will be another letdown and a vacuuming out of my wallet.
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CVA19
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 2:42:33 PM

And this has what to do with any relevancy at GasBuddy?

And what the heck have you been smoking, highdesertman. The "clear majority" of American voters is anything but. You, like Obama, fail to understand that the country is meant to be governed for ALL the people; instead, you look at a slim re-election victory (no different than Bush's re-election in 2004) as some sort of mandate to squelch debate and crush any and all opposition.

Get a life!
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Gee, this is the third fairy tale posted today. Must be Christmas.
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teamsimons
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 1:02:27 PM

Has the man accomplished anything that he promised to do when he first ran for President?

What has happened to gas prices since he took office?

According to a September 2012 article
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gasoline-prices-more-double-under-obama-184-385
"The average gasoline price is calculated by the Energy Information Agency, and shows that over the past 43 months of President Obama’s term retail gasoline prices have more than doubled, rising from an average of $1.84 per gallon to $3.85 per gallon."

According to Wikipedia, Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_inauguration_of_Barack_Obama

We double-checked gas prices.

According to the Excel spreadsheet (full history) linked from
http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/
on the spreadsheet tabbed "Data 3: Regular All Areas All Formulations",
the price of gas in dollars per gallon on January 19, 2009 was $1.847.

On September 10, 2012, four days before that article was written, the price of gas was $3.847 (rounded to $3.85). Of course, the average price per gallon has come down a bit since, but as of December 24, 2012, the price was still $3.257 per gallon -- not quite twice, but still a significant increase.

Some say that the factors in the rise of gas prices are not Obama's alone and they are correct. Study the costs for yourself using the links above.
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highdesertman
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 1:00:13 PM

It's comforting to know that all the Obama-bashing commenters on here are still a minority in this country and that the clear majority of American voters are still capable of applying thought, reason, and common sense when they enter the voting booth.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 12:59:51 PM

Interesting to note the Republicans and "W" are still getting blamed for everything bad even after they have been gone for four years. No one seems to remember the financial and auto bail out were in the works before the election in '08. They did make plenty of mistakes and they sure paid for it last November. Even the new world order was first prominently mentioned under the administration of George "H.W.". Since then it has just been progressing like most progressives envisioned, through "H.W." Bill, "W" and now our present president. Just sayin the difference is not as much as some would like.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 12:58:57 PM

There are plenty of problems to be solved but gun control is not one of them.
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Looks like we have some dumbacrats still trying to blame it on the Republicans.
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Obama doesn't want to make tough decisions
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people should not post their political ideas on this web site. the election is over people, get used to it.
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Just make the rich pay more taxes - do the rich really think their money will be worth anything after the whole country goes bankrupt?
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@Cuckamonga - this is round 2 of the destruction of America tour.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 12:52:56 PM


Cliff, border, barrel?
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Obama never would have won if it weren't for the masses afraid of losing their "Obama Phone" and other hand outs. It truly was a vote of the "takers vs. the makers".
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This political stuff does not belong on this forum.
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MOst of the time bad guys shoot themelves when they they are confronted by armed people. When they are not confronted by armed police etc. they keep shooting. Gun control should be a steady aim when you shoot at the idiots that are killing innocent people. The psychologist and the school principal would be alive today if they had weapons or someone in the vicinity would have had a gun. Taking guns off the street only takes it away from the law abiding person. Criminals do not turn in their guns because of a law. We are not going to export immigrants because they vote Democratic. We wont really stop spending because that is how we buy votes. Promise them anything and tell them the next guy will pay.
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I don't expect it will be any different than the first term.
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You Nobama lovers have your head in the sand.
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Ohkay!
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Round 2 of President Obama's on the job training.
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in england and europe in general, the public has very limited access to guns, so only criminals, peace officers, farmers, etc have access. this highly regulated environment sees far less mayhem through gun use than elsewher, namely the united states of america!
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One more week and we fall into the Congressional Mightmare.
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Any President would have hhad to deal with these issues. Can you imgine how deep in debit this country would be if the Republican Party had the Presidency?
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I second the sentiment in wavery's post. Obama won and so far has proved that to be a good thing. Unless you're rich, of course.
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He will still blame Bush for all that's wrong.
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It's hard to get anything done when you have supposed representatives of the people who will not come together to do the right thing.
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The country faced tough decisions and still it elected him. We will suffer the consequences.
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Evidently it IS what the voters wanted, since he won the election. It's funny to me how many people who aren't 'rich' are so worried about the people that are.
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How much liberty can we give up? Obama will take till we become Greece.
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Are we going over the cliff
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Repuclicans are going to suffer HARD come election day
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Blessings to all.
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Instead he digs his feet in on taxing the rich, just like he dug his feet in on Obamacare during his first term. More of the same - just what the voters wanted. What a joke.
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Yes he does.
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He better start listening to the people on these issues.
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His place in history should be as president of the Liars Club!!
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