the facebook town hall

Finally posted on YouTube!

4 Responses to “the facebook town hall”

  1. 1 Sonjia Duncan
    April 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    After listening to the fools in congress on cspan, it is so nice to see smart people. I am surrounded by smart, positive, and creative people everyday and I am shock to hear some of the uneducated nonsense on cspan. The face book town hall renewed by faith that the education system isn’t totally destroyed.

  2. 2 kay360
    April 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    This was one of the most well-informed audiences that I have ever seen the President appear before. That made it a great dialogue. If I had one criticism, I think the President should turn his answer to how the ACA controls health care costs into examples summarized in three quick talking points. I think he should also be willing to admit that ACA is the first step, and it creates a firm foundation upon which to build, which is why many of us support it.

    • 3 Theo67
      April 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      Good points – I also hope the President continues to use his example of household budgets to frame the debt/deficit debate. It’s effective in narrowing down the deficit to normal terms. We constantly hear the Republicans yammering on about how we don’t have a “revenue problem”, but we have a “spending problem”. But, if your salary decreases, and your bills and mortgage stay the same – which problem do you have? A revenue problem or a spending problem? You can’t simply stop paying your mortgage. You can’t simply stop feeding your children. But you can cut down on dining out shopping. You might watch movies on TV instead of going out to the movies. But you don’t stop saving for college. You don’t stop paying your electricity bill. You may even try and get a second job to boost your revenues. Republicans don’t know how to manage a budget – that’s why they ruin the country every time they’re in power.

      • 4 kay360
        April 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm

        When I meet this “spending problem” comment on blogs, I use an analogy of the small business. I have commented numerous times that anyone who has a modicum of business acumen knows:

        “If you only cut costs without increasing revenue, you aren’t running a business, you’re running a going out of business sale.”

        Thus far, it has been pretty effective.

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