January 9th, 2009
09:40 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 1/8/09

Following Thursday night’s AC360°, many of you wrote in to offer opinions on how the economy can be helped. A lot of you believe it should start with the tax payers and trickle up, instead of all the bailouts and trickling down. Some also expressed thanks to Anderson and his team for making complex headlines easier to understand. Lastly, many of you commented on the conflict in Gaza. Here’s some of what you had to saythey said:

Taxpayers should be angry that the cost of the Addam's hotel bill during these economical times. The Blair House is booked for one single night and we are to look the other way at this Bush snub to the new first family -shame on America for allowing a FORMER foreign prime minister to stay here at taxpayer cost and at a security rick to OUR new president – it is unbelievable!

Please discuss why the government can't give this bail out money to every US citizen that's registered to vote? That would make Obama an instant hero, jump start the economy from the "ground up" and take away all the special interest groups. Please try to get this movement going!! We all need the money and we need it now.

Why is NO ONE proposing help for everyone with a loan, toxic or not? Fix the loans first for heaven’s sake!

Great show tonight. I really enjoy watching Anderson and his team and how they make these complex headlines easy to understand. The incoming President has his work cut out for him and all this economic news can be hard to understand, thank you CNN for having Anderson Cooper on board to explain this and other subjects to those of us who aren't political or economic experts. Much appreciated.

The President elect was correct about health care cost. It is not just the individual but now the companies that are in trouble over the cost of providing health care. I have not heard of any health care or insurance company's asking for a bail-out.

People, sit back and relax and let the president do his job. He cannot make a miracle happen overnight.

Very good the news about Gaza, but seeing the children crying knowing I cannot do anything to help left me sad…

I wonder if anyone but me thought it a little too obvious timing wise for such conflict to be starting up now in Gaza..... They must be depending on our weakness due to transition of power. Thank you Anderson for covering what might just be the first test and perhaps the most dangerous one for Obama to pass.... I think they just might be taking him on sooner than expected....and for some reason I just get a really bad feeling that Iran is pulling the purse strings. Good luck and Godspeed.

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  1. Sharon Enzweiler

    I am just smiling

    Finally, Blogoyevich is impeached. I am not laughing at those who sincerely thought he would do the honourable thing as I have held those same expectations of more than one narcissist. I am glad this piece of business has begun.

    As for Burris, please....of course he knew the maelstrom he would create and loves every minute of it. The man has been in Illinois politics for years and claws his way to publicity. It was Burris, himself, that called it Theatre and he finally gets his 15 minutes in the sun. It still makes me sick when you report that Blogoyevich has been so shrewd. Its not funny, its just kind of sad. When did being dishonourable become shewd and a good thing?...

    Shame on you.

    January 9, 2009 at 2:07 pm |
  2. sherold wheeler

    I have a question, what does President elect Obama mean by, he does not need any reports on ideolgies that need to go away. He is right to a certain extent however, their are a certain group of people who say that President elect Obama is going to take care of everything, he has it all under control. Comments such as these and actions of some are boastful, and I am confused about the lack of concern where these words and others words and actions might lead. I know I am concerned. I also know that applying for jobs, I can be of help in directing people, especially those with degrees in opening their minds into different avenues to look for employment. However, while there are a variety of directions to go in, I have only began my own job search again in these areas and I have not been given the opportunity to assist these people and others myself. The forgotten poorhouses and buying (whites) themselves out of slavery has been forgotten Annie Oakley was one of such people. Remember I am white and graduated from a historically black college and have heard about the lack of concern about others, other than themselves also.

    January 9, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  3. Elena

    Obama, he got somuch to do where did he find the time to be on Spider-man comics. To many people he is more like an actor than President. Is he really an actor because he seems to be everywhere in every paper and magazine. The cameras follow him.

    Thank you,
    Toronto, Canada

    January 9, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  4. cherie in ohio

    does anyone know why the cost of college textbooks are so high? would providing paperback versions be cheaper? and what happens to all the old textbooks-are they adding to the landfill or is someone recycling them? could all school textbooks be paperback so they would be lighter to carry–and cheaper to buy?

    January 9, 2009 at 11:17 am |