Seems empathy, forward thinking and problem solving skills are no longer wanted by the US? Surely the US and the world can see that he and the current administration are attempting to not only alleviate the issues they have right now (most of which they inherited from the previous boffins), but most importantly they are dding some forward thinking. For those who believe it's socialism or communism, bah humbug. Both of those idealogies are perfectly sensible solutions...don't be put off by the words only, it's not an all or nothing proposition, have a look into it seriously-they aren't dirty words. The entire world would benefit from Obamas ideas,. Why is there so much poverty in a world where the wealthy just continue to get wealthier and the poor, poorer.. Many of the so called 3rd world countries are the most resource rich in the world, however the westerners, the developed nations, and ithe ndividuals greed and need for power is what is truly holding our world at ransom. If everyone (yes even the rich and the upper middle class) were prepared to give up a bit of their ridiculous levels of comfort and hedonism the world would be a much better place. Lastly don't just think about your own lives think about your grandchildren, great grandchildren not even dreamt about as yet...what will you be leaving them? What sort of world do you really wish this was? If you answer honestly (with just a touch of empathy for others) you'll see Obama is 100% correct, give him a break. This is not a racial issue, it's a world on the verge of collapse.