Obama Wins: How Would You Tackle America’s Problems as President?

As President Barack Obama prepares for another four years, we want to hear your thoughts on the direction of the country.

The votes have been counted–in most states–and the speeches made. Gov. Mitt Romney had to concede and President Barack Obama gets to celebrate victory.

Now it’s time to look ahead to the next four years and the challenges we face, not as Democrats, Republicans or Independents, but as Americans.

That’s where you come in Tampa Bay! We want to hear your thoughts on the obstacles our country faces and your ideas for tackling them.

What are your hopes for the next four years? What concerns do you have? What problems are America’s biggest? How would you solve them if you were president?

Share your thoughts, ideas and solutions in the comments section.

Dee Dokumaci November 11, 2012 at 07:10 PM
David thank you for including me in your post, this is the type of communication I am talking about, I always enjoy reading posts from David, Michael, Samuel, Mike Chubre & Ed Harris, I am happy to say these fine gentlemen offer solutions & I thank them for being so kind, I urge all of you please listen to what they have to say, it will make a difference, It did for me & gave me something to look forward to, I would also like everybody to visit my blog which was published today, you can find it on the homepage, David was the first to visit & post :)
Michael D. November 12, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Samuel, I haven't had a chance to read the actual bill, but the information I ready on it it, i was an .03% tax on all Wall Street Transactions. Which for long term investors wouldn't really make much of an effect, but mass traders would really effect. They are the ones that effect our economy. So far I like the idea.
David Conkle November 12, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Hey Gary, according to a recent study by CNN the CEO of Apple Tim Cook made $378million last year and it would take 6258 employees with an average salary of $60,400 to make up for what he is compensated. Michael Duke, CEO of Walmart made $17.6 million last year and it would take 792 employees with an average salary of $22,100 to make up for what he is compensated. So, yes there are a number of CEO's that are compensated more than 500 times the average worker out there and it is an obscene and morally wrong practice when so many in our society are struggling to get by and barely making ends meet.
Gary Price November 12, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Thanks David, Before I repeat a statement I like to have a reference behind it. Additionally, I feel the same way you do about employee's compensation/benefits, and the direct correlation to the morality and humanity of our society. My brother is a truck driver. Today he makes less than his father-in-law did 30 years ago, doing the same job. My brother's father-in-law retired in 1988 making more money than he does today. Additionally, he worked about 13 hours a week less, has a pension and way better health insurance. The average worker lost significant ground over the last thirty years, and it's directly related to your comments about campaign finance. Certainly the wealthy need not steal any further from those that provide.
David Conkle November 13, 2012 at 01:21 AM
No Problem, Gary. I have read or seen the average CEO making 500 times the average worker from numerous sources. Finding the truth in today's media is like being a gold miner and having to shift through yards and yards of dirt to find that one nugget of truth. The truth is always there, you just have to seek it out and following the money usually aids in that endeavor.


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