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Who has been the best president to you and why ? Whose been the worst & why ?

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Since I am not a politician or a businessman of any significant standing, it is virtually impossible for me to answer this question. Well maybe not. In one sense I would have to say both Presidents Franklin Rooselvelt and Trueman. primarily because without their leadership or the ways they have participated in "History" there is a good chance that the world could now be speaking German, and more than just Jews would have been turned into lamp shades and ashes prematurely. In that same sense, there has been no President that has been the "worst" to me personally, because like I alluded to, my standing in society does not grant me the "privilege" of being treated the best by one or the worst. If and when the day comes that I find myself being herded into a boxcar toward some sort of "detention center" without Just Cause then I will be able to answer your question with more specificity.

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Actually as far as the "worst". That "honor" may have to go to Lyndon Johnson. Why? Primarily for his escalation of the war in Viet Nam. An uterly useless debacle that cost the lives of 58,000+ American soldiers. (As far as I know, we haven't even hit the 10,000 mark yet in our endeavors over in the Middle East. Curious that--I notice that newspapers no longer list the death toll over there.) Still, I believe I should give the war effort over there some enthusiam due to it basically being for a "just cause". Viet Nam was not only NOT a "just cause" but I believe we weren't ALLOWED TO WIN IT. (Ditto for Korea) Why? My theories border on the conspiratorial and I don't wish to elaborate on them here. (For reasons I do not wish to elaborate on)
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Oh I remember the LBJ days. I was young but remember the news. My husband sure remembers it because he was fighting in Vietnam at the time. My husband said LBJ was micromanaging the war by picking bombing targets from the oval office (one example... for reasons I also wish not to elaborate on here)
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Worst obama because oh raising taxes O.o
Best Lincoln for being honest

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Taxes are lower.
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Actually Obama has no control over that ., Its the government .. Presidents are just speakers & have no power over anything
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WHOAH THERE! OBAMA IS THE BEST BECUSE HE'S BRINGING US OUT OF DEBT FOR THE CRUDDY THINGS BUSH DID TO OUR COUNTRY! o.o

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seriously? Look around.
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Yes, I'm serious. And I have looked around and seen that Obama has improved our society a lot more than when Bush was president. Before, our country was in a debt that was extremely painful to know. Now, it's bearable and we are on our way out of debt. Before, we were at war. Now, we are not. I can give you over 200 reasonable reasons with evidence as to how Obama is such a great president; the best yet, so please don't ask me "Seriously?" and to "Look around," because I know I am talking about.
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Presidents can't really do anything
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Bringing us out of debt? Wow, talk about the uninformed low info voter. Since Obama swore in he has added 7 trillion dollars to our debt. More than twice what Bush added. He's on path for the debt to reach 20 trillion, meaning he will have added more debt than all the presidents before h combined. How on earth can you honestly say or think he's getting us out of debt. Come on. I will have a difficult time taking you serious. B
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Not to mention Obamacare will add more to our debt than the entire 8 years of Bush.
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What false information are you sprouting? WIthin the first week of Office, Obama signed an Executive Order and on his first day he froze White House salaries. He also appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending. George's "Great Recession" cost our economy nearly 800,000 jobs a month by the time Obama became president. His American Recovery Reinvestment Act created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and "stimulated the economy by 3.5%." This was all within his First year of office. He was the president who actually took steps for the minority to improve access to capital. He was the first president to stream every White House Event LIVE, meaning he actually cared and was actually getting involved with our country. Obama MAJORLY improved our relations with foreign countries and America's overall "status" around the world. I MEAN, COME ON! OBAMA ENDED THE IRAQ WAR and killed Osama in the process! Obama was one of those presidents who actually treated Veterans with RESPECT and the Homosexuals out there, and those who were in need! I'm in the EIGTH grade and even I know that Obama did not cause our country to be more in debt- He saved it.
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Oh Obama is bringing us out of debt that busch caused? And that is because in four years he spent twice as much as Busch did in eight.
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First of all most of "the jobs he has created" are part-time and/or seasonal. They number of people dropping out of the workforce( giving up) has alarmingly increased under Obama. The unemployment rate is roughly the same as when Bush left office. The number of underemployed and workforce dropouts has risen. The number of people on food stamps and welfare have doubled. Obamacare is going to hurt businesses, especially small ones. This is already causing people's hours to be cut drastically or laid off. It's sickening how ignorant you are. It's a proven fact that he has doubled the national debt in a little over 4 years. How about many government employees that will be furloughed, having one unpaid day off a week. You seriously need to get a grasp of reality. You are completely clueless and ignorant to what is happening. People like you shouldn't be able to vote. You are not aware and/or educated enough about our country's history and what is currently happening. It scares me there are so many blind and oblivious people like you who go vote.
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By the way, he didn't kill Bin Laden. Years of our Armed Forces gathering intelligence and sacrificing on top on the actual SEAL team members who raided where he was hiding and killed him. All your precious president did was give the okay. All you is regurgitate the same garbage your hero president spews out.
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It's probably safe to say it's a waste of time debating with her. She has been brainwashed.
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Excuse me? You're the one debating with an adolescent. If you think I am not educated enough about our country's history, you are wrong. Just because you want to get down low and argue with a young person, and not someone of your own old age, that's too bad for you. People believe in different things, I just happen to know that what I believe in is right.
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Now I get it. You attend a public school corrupted by liberals and the federal government. Public schools from elementary through college are brainwashing the future generations of this country with their radical liberal, socialist and communist agendas and/or beliefs.
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Exactly why my children attend private schools.
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Actually, I attend a private school, and you are the one who is corrupting your children's sense of belief and moral values while their prefrontal cortex that regulates decision making is being controlled by your "oh so smart" mastermind. Don't worry, I won't judge you for being an irresponsible incoherent adult that is probably discording any black president.
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I'm not irresponsible. How funny you bring Obama being "black" into this. He is half white. I dislike his white half as much as I do the black. My disliking for him has nothing to do with ethnicity and everything to do with his extreme and radical liberal views and policies. Why is it liberals always bring race into an argument? Nothing I have said has any regard to his ethnicity. Keep playing the ignorant race card, it's not stupid or overused.
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Mmmk. I'm tired of debating. It's my bedtime right now, so,bye! Also, it's okay if you don't want to admit your irresponsibleness. Some people just don't know how to deal with the fact that they think they are right no matter what, and do not take into consideration the economy the other individual has grown up in. Let me rephrase this: I don't care whether or not you think Obama is the best or worst president. Move out of this country if you don't like it enough to where you have to speak of him publicly on the internet. I don't care what you do now, but I'm tired. It was a good and heated debate I had with you. Buh-bye.
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Best Obama....Worst modern...Both Bushes and Regean.

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Ok now you're lying to us.
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yup lol
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Best Roosevelt. Worst is probably Bush

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worst? a pile of dirrrrrr i mean bush
best george Washington because he is a G

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Best: Kennedy, reason: faithful and loyal to our country; also had the guts to speak against the CIA.

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I'd say the best was FDR, for not only helping the US in the great depression by creating job plans but also helping us through WWII, which he wasn't able to see the end of. Worst, in my opinion Nixon, he was kind of and idiot and how he handled Vietnam and his presidency was appalling.

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worst Obama because he is going to have the chip come out and the chip is the mark of the beast aka devil so i will not be getting it if u do u go to hell!!!!! best idk....

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I agree that he's certainly one of the worse (I mean I've lived through Jimmy Carter's presidency) but would you all stop with absurd "chip" thing!
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Obama is certainly not the worst president. It is obvious that Bush is.
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There is no blessed chip
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lol Boo
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yes there is sense thing as a chip and everyone noes it gi ahead and get the chip but ur going to hell and i have seen the it in the bible thank u and he is the worst
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Worst Obama. He has done nothing but divide this country more than it already was. He has blamed Bush and republicans for everything. He takes no responsibility for his political decisions. He has added more debt than any president in history. He is on pace to have outspent and obtain more debt than all the previous presidents combined.
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Reagan, he cleaned up Carter's disaster. Lincoln, he fought for freedom of slaves and was honest.

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The "dividing" started with GOP with their attacks on immigrants, people in need, etc.
as for debt...
As of February 23, 2012:

Debt Held by the Public: $10.6 trillion
Intragovernmental Holdings: $4.8 trillion
Total Public Debt Outstanding: $15.4 trillion

President Obama was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009

So, using the penny debt calculator to look at the timeframe from the date of President Obama's inauguration to now, we can get the figures needed to validate the claim.

On the date of President Obama's inauguration, rounded debt figures for debt accumulated by all previous presidents are as follows:

Debt Held by the Public: $6.3 trillion
Intragovernmental Holdings: $4.3 trillion
Total Public Debt Outstanding: $10.6 trillion

So, if we subtract these (unrounded) figures from the (unrounded) current figures above, we are left with the accumulate debt that can be attributed to President Obama.

Debt Held by the Public: $10.6 trillion - $6.3 trillion = $4.37 trillion
Intragovernmental Holdings: $4.8 trillion - $4.3 trillion = $0.44 trillion
Total Public Debt Outstanding: $15.4 trillion - $10.6 trillion = $4.8 trillion

In all cases, the debt attributed to President Obama is less than the total debt accumulate by the past 43 presidents for both types of debt.
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Anybody can make up statistics on the Internet. Keep on drinking the Obama-Kool Aid.
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Not to mention the disaster we know as Obamacare that was pushed through when the democrats had control.
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Every statistic put out will have different numbers. I have zero interest in most statistics that are "researched".
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Best: Lincoln for ending slavery
Worst: Bush for starting a war

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Busch also ended a war.
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The newer Bush
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Worst: Obama for obvious reasons. (Before you scourge me, I'm just too lazy to write reasons. But I actually do have reasons.)

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Best: Ronald Reagan
Worst: Barack Obama

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