Skip to comments.Obama’s 2nd-term agenda: Global warming, immigration, taxes
Posted on 09/04/2012 2:35:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
.....More may be revealed this week as the Democrats meet in Charlotte, N.C., when the president will be formally nominated as their candidate. Some of the possible second-term goals are ones he set aside in the first when they were too difficult or politically costly. They include a rewrite of immigration laws, efforts to combat global warming and a sweeping change in the tax code beyond the year-to-year extensions of Bush-era tax cuts....
The government faces a fiscal cliff of scheduled tax increases and spending cuts at the end of this year. If he and Congress cant reach a permanent agreement this year, the face-off will carry into his second term and a new session of Congress.
That could impede anything else he wants to do, said William Galston, a former advisor to President Bill Clinton whos a scholar at the Brookings Institution.
Beyond the must-do, much of what Obama hopes to accomplish may depend on its reception in Congress, where a Republican-led House has blocked most of his agenda.
The question is, do Republicans see success in continuing a scorched-earth strategy, or do they figure since Obama wont be on the ticket, theyll agree to get some things done and make themselves look a little better, said Tom Perriello, a former Democratic congressman from Virginia whos the president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a left-of-center think tank with close ties to the administration.
The ball is still somewhat going to be in their court.
Perriello expects Obama to keep pushing for new spending on infrastructure, clean energy and education in a bid to goose the economy.
....Environmentalists hope that a second term would lead to substantial climate-change legislation.
Looking back in 20 years, what does or does not happen in terms of climate change could be a defining indicator of success for his administration, and weve told them that, said Michael Brune, the Sierra Clubs executive director. The challenge is that we have to go a lot further and a lot more quickly.
Obama says hed push for immigration restructuring if hes reelected, after disappointing many Hispanic advocacy groups that had hoped for sweeping immigration revisions in his first term. I can promise that I will try to do it in the first year of my second term, he told Univision in April...... Full Article
OMG,is he really gonna take another run at cap and trade? I thought that one had had a spike put through it...
Trofim Lysenko ......"Lysenko himself spent much time denouncing academic scientists and geneticists, claiming that their isolated laboratory work was not helping the Soviet people. By 1929 Lysenko's skeptics were politically censured, accused of offering only criticisms, and for failing to prescribe any new solutions themselves. In December 1929, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin gave a famous speech praising "practice" above "theory", elevating the political bosses above the scientists and technical specialists. Though for a period the Soviet government under Stalin continued its support of agricultural scientists, after 1935 the balance of power abruptly swung towards Lysenko and his followers. Lysenko was put in charge of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of the Soviet Union and made responsible for ending the propagation of "harmful" ideas among Soviet scientists. Lysenko served this purpose by causing the expulsion, imprisonment, and death of hundreds of scientists and eliminating all study and research involving Mendelian genetics throughout the Soviet Union. This period is known as Lysenkoism. He bears particular responsibility for the persecution of his predecessor and rival, prominent Soviet biologist Nikolai Vavilov, which ended in 1943 with the imprisoned Vavilov's death by starvation. In 1941 Lysenko was awarded the Stalin Prize.".....
I suppose exposing the lies of Obama to the light of truth is 'scorching the earth' for liberals.
“Obamas 2nd-term agenda: Global warming, immigration, taxes”
They need the one intangible in there to fall back on when the immigration and tax problems aren’t fixed. His media will trumpet his success in dealing with a problem that didn’t exist to begin with...
His first priority will be disarming civilians. There will be blood. Lots of blood.
In my first term, I sang Al Green; in my second term, Im going with Young Jeezy.
I thought that was his agenda for the first term.
Contrary to some people’s beliefs, this Administration really doesn’t know what it’s doing.
Ya missed one.........Gun CONFISCATION. Wouldn’t surprise me in a minute if Obummer has that in mind but then, he will have one hell of a fight on his hands to get that done. Might be the big reason for all the ammunition being gobbled up by the Feds...Just saying........
I don’t believe this creep will have a second term.
If he does, God forbid, he will continue to gut the military and America will be on the losing end of a third world war. That is my number one concern about an Obummer second term.
Gun control is part and parcel of Obamacare.
One only has to look at Hugo chavez to see what obama will become with a second term.
Imagine this guy turned loose with no election facing him.
Wow! Totally amazing! With the number one issue among voters being jobs creation because 23,000,000 folks are still out of work and 53% of those newly entering the work force can’t find employment, jobs creation is NOT the number one issue for the Obammunists! They talk about everything BUT what they’ll do to foster the business-friendly environment necessary to induce businesses to hire again! But then again, since they’ve indicated that four more years of Obama means four more years of the continuing to implement their ideological agenda, then I guess there’s no real surprise there. And of course that’s all we’ll get: four more years of ideology, because nobody in their right mind will risk investing in U.S. jobs creation as long as Marxists are in charge of the economy!
(BTW, I’ll add that I’m shocked (shocked I tell ya’!) that McClatchy has made this disconnect so obvious given that they’ve been nothing but water carriers for the Obammunists during the last five years.)
More of the same - watch and you’ll see what Obama’s going to do about all of the above. (Hint: nothing but talk)
Quickly because they will lose the momentum they have gained controlling the media, education, and the lion's share of scientific research money. Most Americans realize that it is stupid if not suicidal to cede the rest of our manufacturing industry to the Chinese. Also they are less efficient and will actually increase CO2 output per manufactured item. But thanks to the barrage of media propaganda many Americans think there might be something wrong with the weather and accept some of Obama's crap.
There's nothing in recent weather that we didn't see in prior La Nina's like the 1930's. So Obama has to do things quickly because the weather will soon be normal again despite media insistence that it is not. There's also the real possibility of global cooling as the reduced solar activity of the past few years has yet to be felt in atmospheric temperatures (the ocean causes a lag). So Obama has to get his climate changing crap in place to get credit for that.
"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal..."