"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
And it isn't like we're talking about some obscure provision buried in a 1,000-page bill. Head on over to whitehouse.gov , and right up top there's a button reading "See the Plan." And it takes you to Obama's proposal, which includes—now pay attention here—$930 billion in spending cuts! It may not be all that detailed, and maybe you disagree about where the cuts should come from or how big they should be, but no one could look at it and say the President hasn't proposed cutting spending. Yet Republicans have been saying, and even often shouting, that the President hasn't proposed any spending cuts. In this incredible segment on The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly flies into an apoplectic rage when guest Alan Colmes insists that Obama has in fact proposed cutting spending. He challenges Colmes to name a program Obama has suggested cutting, and when Colmes answers Medicare and Medicaid, O'Reilly screams (yes, screams), "That's not a specific program!"
Now even Bill O'Reilly doesn't want to look like an outright fool, though he may be less concerned about it than most of us. And you'd think that if he was going to do a segment on the budget debate, he'd at least make some effort to understand that debate. But I guess not. What's more incredible is that the legislators who are doing the actual negotiating are just as ignorant. As Ezra Klein tells us, Obama's dinner with Senate Republicans last night was partly about massaging their considerable egos, and partly because they are so clueless that they didn't realize the President had proposed cuts until they heard it from him personally. NBC reported that "one senator told us that he learned, for the first time, the actual cuts that the president has put on the table.[GOP Senate] Leadership hadn't shared that list with them before." Really. And it's happening on the House side too; in that post, Klein relates a conversation with a high-ranking House Republican who said that if the President were to support the use of chained CPI to cut Social Security benefits, that would be a serious proposal; informed that the President has in fact said again and again that he supports the use of chained CPI, the Republican laughed and said, "I'd love to see it."
You can argue that Obama hasn't done enough personal, one-to-one outreach to the other side. But how on earth can we run a government when members of Congress can't be bothered to learn even the most basic facts about the things they're deciding on? And we're not talking about just a bunch of backbench wingnuts here, this is senators and House leaders, the people whose cooperation we'll need if we're going to avert catastrophe. It's just unbelievable.
<quoted text> Sure. Plus Feinstein was just re-elected. Her only threat is the Grim Reaper.
I agree the Grim Reaper is her only threat but I didnt know that she just got re-elected again but it just tells me that California's majority is still Ultra Liberal which has to be for Mitt Romney to live there besides Mitt Romeny aligns with Dianne Feinstein's Views especially on the attack of the 2nd amendment.
The Postal Services created a stamp with a picture of President Obama on it. The Postal Service noticed that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes. This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation. After a month of testing and $1.73 million in congressional spending, a special Presidential commission presented the following findings: 1. The stamp is in perfect order. 2. There is nothing wrong with the glue. 3. People are spitting on the wrong side
Well, now that you know which side to lick, maybe your mail will get delivered.
3/8/2013 -- Large plume event -- Entire state of Georgia - into MS, AL, SC, NC
Looks like the entire edge of the craton is burning. Can't be wildfires (too well timed).. and control burns across millions of acres all at once? hmm. could be possible, but unlikely over that large of an area / that many states.
So you trust the government? I believe that corporations know that if they don't meet my needs I will spend my $ elsewhere. The government doesn't have that requirement. They take, steal and waste. BTW, I don't believe I said trust a business instead of the government. I said there are fools that trust the government even though they are the largest monopoly there is.
So you trust the government? Naive liberal you are.
You sound like the low information voter that believes everything a politician says.
<quoted text> Spoken like a true right whiner. Tell me, how did the tearing down of the walls between banks & financial investment houses work out for America? Thank you Republicans Gramm, Bailey & Leach. How does Republicans fighting for loopholes that help send jobs overseas working out for America. Right whiners think we can trust corporations to do what is best for America. This is how fricken stupid you are. How many near financial collapses, how many Enrons, how many Bernie Madoffs do you need? You evidently think Corporate America gives a rat's ass about you? My God, they only care about how much short term profit they can make regardless of people or this country.
<quoted text>I agree the Grim Reaper is her only threat but I didnt know that she just got re-elected again but it just tells me that California's majority is still Ultra Liberal which has to be for Mitt Romney to live there besides Mitt Romeny aligns with Dianne Feinstein's Views especially on the attack of the 2nd amendment.
<quoted text> The Democratic Governors Association vacuumed up $11.6 million in contributions -- mostly from corporations and unions -- during the second half of 2009. For the year, DGA raised $23.1 million, a record. The contributors included hefty checks from nearly every top lobbying firm in Washington and from such multi-national giants as Exxon Mobil which pitched in $50,000. ...Democrats catering to corporations "to some extent" is an understatement.
A rather ugly side to the way your side "debates" is to dance away from the facts you can't answer.
I refer to the arrangement the Bush Administration made with pharmaceutical companies, where reprsentatives of the latter were allowed to participate in DEA evaluations of new drugs produced by the same companies!
This is a clear case of conflict of interest.
But even worse, it shows the extent to which Republicans not only fail in their obligation to be a watchdog over the private sector, but actually allows corporations to co-opt the watchdog function and bring in line with their goals.
We saw this again with MME, which allowed oil companies to actually fill out the government inspection reports of their safety standards. The BP diaster followed.
This underlies the true nature of the Republican Party which is to betray the public trust to corporate profit.
<quoted text> Considering your brain's location being hidden to the rear of your Hermaphrodite sex organs, it is most improbable that you could credibly judge other brains with any degree of accuracy. You risk losing your mind with each bowel movement. A Half-Wit cannot properly sit in judgement of Ingenuity.