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President Obama's first 100 days

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Susuviri, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Susuviri

    Susuviri JF-Expert Member

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    Jamani wanaJF, the first 100 days of Obama have officially kicked off and while we are all busy celebrating his inauguration today, we can see that his staff is busy repairing damage done by Bush aka Kichaka this just in:

    Kudos!
     
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    Susuviri JF-Expert Member

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    The O team also didn't wait too long to ensure that President Obama sets the tone for the his administration. As one of the few political candidates who made very good use of the internet, Obama has unveiled new website that includes a number of issues but this criticism of Bush is noteworthy:

     
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    Mkuu Susuviri ulipotelea wapi!? Nimefurahi kukuona usipotee muda mrefu kiasi hicho :)
     
  4. Susuviri

    Susuviri JF-Expert Member

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    Nilibanwa na maandalizi ya inauguration... :D
    Sasa nimerudi kama part of JF O team, sipotei sana from now on....
     
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    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    OK...mmefanya kazi nzuri sana. Naona bado kuna watu wamenuna kwa Kisura na Babu kukosa kuikwaa WH. Nawaonea huruma maana kununa kwa miaka minane si kitu rahisi, wanaweza kupandisha Blood pressure na kujiletea magonjwa wasiyokuwa nayo...:)
     
  6. Susuviri

    Susuviri JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa wale critics waliosema Obama is all talk, jamaa ameshaanza kazi ya ku-roll back all the damage done by Bush-Cheney, na Guatanamo tayari iko katika mahesabu, taarifa hii kutoka Washington Post:
     
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    Caroline Danzi JF-Expert Member

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    Obama is a star! nafikiri hata akiharibu tutamuelewa. Mtu kama bush nafikiri hata vile vizuri alivyofanya havionekana than blame. Ingawaje nae alijitahidi sana, si mcehzo kuongoza binadamu mwenye akili kama wewe.
     
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    Obama should give some Character education to the old ones, if there any one left with him.
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    Character Education
     
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    The Truth JF-Expert Member

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    So they plan to take credit for good work that competent leaders such Bobby Jindal will do in face of a disaster? Bobby Jindal won't allow people along with school buses that could evacuate them to drown as it happened in New Orleans. He showed leadership during a crisis. He has more sense or perhaps higher IQ than the incompetent mayor Ray Nagins. Nagins was warned days before that a major hurricane was coming, he had enough school buses to evacuate people but he still bungled it. My my my ...
     
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    Obama enters his office for his first full day of work.


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    The First photo of President Obama in the Oval Office.

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    The Obamas,accompanied by the Bidens and Clintons,attend a morning church service before the start of his first full day in office.

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    President Obama and The First Lady attend the morning church service.

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    The President and first lady meet visitors in the Blue Room.

     
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    President Obama signs executive orders during a meeting at The Eisenhower Executive Office Building


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    President Obama shakes Vice-President Joe Biden's hands after signing the executive orders.

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    Obama's Pen

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    The Presdient and his seal.
     
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    President Obama inherits a very troubled economy and he certainly has his work cut out for him over the next few years. However brighter times may lie ahead for US stocks based upon the performance of the Dow in the first 100 days on a President’s term.

    The first 100 days of an Administration can define a President. Barack Obama is expected to usher in a number of reforms that may help to reinvigorate the American economy and boost consumer confidence. The fact that stocks have fallen more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year provides a low base for any bounce. More importantly however we typically see the Dow rise in the first 100 days of a new President’s Administration as investors become optimistic about new policies. Stocks rose in the first 100 days of a President’s term 11 out of 16 times. Political party doesn’t really matter but of the 5 times that equities dropped in the first 100 days, 4 out of the 5 were during Republican Presidencies. So even though President Obama is handed an ailing economy, the silver lining is that history is on his side and most likely he will be celebrating a stronger stock market after his first 100 days. A stronger stock market should mean a recovery of risk appetite, which could help reverse some of the losses that we have seen today in the EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY. It is important to keep in mind that a rally is not guaranteed as the recession in the US economy is the worst since the Great Depression. The economic outlook can weigh on equities which would diminish the significance of the historical price pattern.

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    Invisible mkuu, very interesting article you posted here about the economy and how the stock market is a good indicator. I think that Obama does have his work cut out for him but he has been working since election day to ensure that he hits the road running after inauguration. But I think the GOP is not going to sit aside, they are really scared right now they don't want real Change! Lakini Jaluo kawaweza maana yuko hatua mbili ahead!
     
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    JENNIFER LOVEN, AP White House Correspondent

    January 21, 2009

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s first public act in office Wednesday was to institute new limits on lobbyists in his White House and to freeze the salaries of high-paid aides, in a nod to the country’s economic turmoil.

    Announcing the moves while attending a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to swear in his staff, Obama said the steps “represent a clean break from business as usual.”

    Associated Press, would hold salaries at their current levels for the roughly 100 White House employees who make over $100,000 a year. “Families are tightening their belts, and so should Washington,” said the new president, taking office amid startlingly bad economic times that many fear will grow worse.

    Those affected by the freeze include the high-profile jobs of White House chief of staff, national security adviser and press secretary. Other aides who work in relative anonymity also would fit into that cap if Obama follows a structure similar to the one George W. Bush set up.

    Obama’s new lobbying rules will not only ban aides from trying to influence the administration when they leave his staff. Those already hired will be banned from working on matters they have previously lobbied on, or to approach agencies that they once targeted.

    The rules also ban lobbyists from giving gifts of any size to any member of his administration. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the ban would include the traditional “previous relationships” clause, allowing gifts from friends or associates with which an employee comes in with strong ties.

    The new rules also require that anyone who leaves his administration is not allowed to try to influence former friends and colleagues for at least two years. Obama is requiring all staff to attend to an ethics briefing like one he said he attended last week.

    Obama called the rules tighter “than under any other administration in history.” They followed pledges during his campaign to be strict about the influence of lobbyist in his White House.

    “The new rules on lobbying alone, no matter how tough, are not enough to fix a broken system in Washington,” he said. “That’s why I’m also setting rules that govern not just lobbyists but all those who have been selected to serve in my administration.”

    In an attempt to deliver on pledges of a transparent government, Obama said he would change the way the federal government interprets the Freedom of Information Act. He said he was directing agencies that vet requests for information to err on the side of making information public — not to look for reasons to legally withhold it — an alteration to the traditional standard of evaluation.

    Just because a government agency has the legal power to keep information private does not mean that it should, Obama said. Reporters and public-interest groups often make use of the law to explore how and why government decisions were made; they are often stymied as agencies claim legal exemptions to the law.

    “For a long time now, there’s been too much secrecy in this city,” Obama said.

    He said the orders he was issuing Wednesday will not “make government as honest and transparent as it needs to be” nor go as far as he would like.

    “But these historic measures do mark the beginning of a new era of openness in our country,” Obama said. “And I will, I hope, do something to make government trustworthy in the eyes of the American people, in the days and weeks, months and years to come.”
     
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    Its a good start. This jaluo boy can go far!
     
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    Vipi na yeye, ataongoza kwa mfano na ku-freeze pay yake au ni wengine tu lakini yeye hapana....
     
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    JK nifunze kwa huyo mjaluo.....
     
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    Vipi na yeye (Obama) mshahara wake, hatachukua?
     
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    Huyu vipi Obama huyu, mara hii ashaanza kutoa vi-exception kwenye kanuni yake mwenyewe, tena ahadi ya msingi ya campaign?
     
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    Yawezekana ameona kwamba ndio mtu atayefaa katika hii nafasi pamoja na hayo mapungufu aliyoona kwenye sera zake.
     
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