Obama to launch series of quick trips...

Obama to launch series of quick trips to emphasize economic proposals, starting in Texas

There are 54 comments on the The Washington Post story from May 5, 2013, titled Obama to launch series of quick trips to emphasize economic proposals, starting in Texas. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Immigration, guns and national security are dominating the discussion on Capitol Hill, but Americans by and large are still focused on their bottom line.

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BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

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#1 May 5, 2013
He's just making news to keep a smokescreen over Benghazi. It's coming for him. Justice is coming to get him. He's running away. Scared.
Yep

Caddo Mills, TX

#2 May 5, 2013
BandMaster wrote:
He's just making news to keep a smokescreen over Benghazi. It's coming for him. Justice is coming to get him. He's running away. Scared.
Obama cannot wow anyone with facts, so he tries to baffle everyone with bullshit.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 May 5, 2013
Texas has some nice golf courses.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#4 May 5, 2013
Coming to a low tax state that is far and above all the other states in private sector job creation, fastest growing cities in the USA, 8 billion dollar surplus for budget year 2014...voted against him at over a 2-1 ratio in 2012, to push his economic proposals which include re-doing the econmic failures he made in his first term!

That's funnier than a candlelight tour of a Chinese Fireworks Factory!!

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#5 May 5, 2013
Looks like some gutless liberal game through and couldn't respond...as usual..hilarious.
Piggy

Statham, GA

#6 May 5, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Texas has some nice golf courses.
And the coolest looking KKK smocks.

Oink Oink

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#7 May 6, 2013
The BenghaziDECEPTION is becoming a bigger 'BumpInTheRoad', much bigger than UTube, his promise to save Hillary may fail, if it does the investigations will start.
His Commencement speech that good brains trust the government implies that the people controlling information on government are trustworthy.
The MSM sees the handwriting, any despot (in training) should read it.
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#8 May 6, 2013
BandMaster wrote:
He's running away.
Running away to Texas seems not so much fun. LOLL
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#9 May 6, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Coming to a low tax state that is far and above all the other states in private sector job creation, fastest growing cities in the USA, 8 billion dollar surplus for budget year 2014...voted against him at over a 2-1 ratio in 2012, to push his economic proposals which include re-doing the econmic failures he made in his first term!
That's funnier than a candlelight tour of a Chinese Fireworks Factory!!
At 9.5 percent, Texas ties with Mississippi in terms of U.S. states with the highest proportion of hourly-paid workers earning at or below federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 an hour.

Texas and Mississippi take top honors, therefore, in terms of having the lowest paid workers among all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

In his 2010 book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America From Washington, Perry wrote this: "We are fed up with bailout after bailout and stimulus plan after stimulus plan, each one of which tosses principle out the window along with taxpayer money."

But the reality of Perry's relationship with fed-stim is complicated. Through the second quarter of this year, Texas has used $17.4 billion in federal stimulus money — including $8 billion of the one-time dollars to fund state expenses that recur over and over. In fact, Texas used the federal stimulus to balance its last two budgets.

Of course, they could have tapped the state’s Rainy Day Fund. Created in 1989, the Economic Stabilization Fund, as it is officially called, is intended to be used to “prevent or eliminate a temporary cash deficiency in general revenue,” according to the Texas Constitution. At the time state lawmakers were wrestling with paying down the 2008-09 deficit and facing an even bigger shortfall in the 2010-11 budget, the Comptroller of Public Accounts estimated that about $9.1 billion would be available in the Rainy Day Fund. Instead, lawmakers used federal dollars.

When lawmakers arrived in Austin for the 82nd Legislature in January, they faced a grim situation: a $4 billion deficit in the current 2010-11 budget and a much larger projected shortfall of between $15 billion and $30 billion in the 2012-13 budget if state services were to be maintained.

To close the $4 billion deficit, lawmakers used the Rainy Day Fund after Perry finally relented. But he was adamant that it not be touched to solve the much larger problems in the upcoming 2012-13 budget. And he vowed to veto any budget that called for tax increases.
Solid

Versailles, KY

#11 May 6, 2013
Jizzlam wrote:
obama hussein = snake oil salesman w/a teleprompter
and with a name like a Barack Hussein Obama he'll fit right in at GITMO
Solid

Versailles, KY

#12 May 6, 2013
Remember he said that he would take FULL responsibility ( GITMO for Obama )

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#13 May 6, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Texas has some nice golf courses.
While on the linls he can concentrate on JOBS.(3letters :)

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#14 May 6, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Coming to a low tax state that is far and above all the other states in private sector job creation, fastest growing cities in the USA, 8 billion dollar surplus for budget year 2014...voted against him at over a 2-1 ratio in 2012, to push his economic proposals which include re-doing the econmic failures he made in his first term!
That's funnier than a candlelight tour of a Chinese Fireworks Factory!!
Keep dreaming;

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2011/07/ten-r...

You still have the highest concentration of low salary workers, still have over 25% of your population without any medial coverage, and THAT'S A FACT!
Piggy

Statham, GA

#15 May 6, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep dreaming;
http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2011/07/ten-r...
You still have the highest concentration of low salary workers, still have over 25% of your population without any medial coverage, and THAT'S A FACT!
Don't confuse the "Bubble People" with facts! Been there, done that and it doesn't work.

Oink Oink
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#16 May 6, 2013
Barack is running from the whistleblowers as fast as he can. He couldn't even intimidate them with a gag order. Unbelievable. He just can't get no respect anymore. Soon he will be seen as the Benghazi abortionist that he is.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#17 May 6, 2013
Yep wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama cannot wow anyone with facts, so he tries to baffle everyone with bullshit.
Stated a different way, the electorate who re-elected Øbama are easly baffled by brilliance and eagerly dazzled by Øbama's bullsh!t.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#18 May 6, 2013
Obama might be wasting his time talking
economics to Texans. They are mostly Republican
and Republicans have been virtually 100%
opposed to the economy improving or job creation. Four more years of sabotage is what he can expect
from the congressional Republicans.

But maybe he has to say it anyway.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#19 May 6, 2013
Surely you don't believe what you stated in your comment, Gary. Is that why business and individuals are leaving California in droves to Texas and other red states--because California's economy and job creation is so awesome? Is that why it's the same with New York, Illinois and other equally 'progressive' states, why they are losing population and business as well to red states?
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#20 May 6, 2013
Far Away wrote:
Surely you don't believe what you stated in your comment, Gary. Is that why business and individuals are leaving California in droves to Texas and other red states--because California's economy and job creation is so awesome? Is that why it's the same with New York, Illinois and other equally 'progressive' states, why they are losing population and business as well to red states?
Yes, AWESOME.

At 9.5 percent, Texas ties with Mississippi in terms of U.S. states with the highest proportion of hourly-paid workers earning at or below federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 an hour.

Texas and Mississippi take top honors, therefore, in terms of having the lowest paid workers among all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

In his 2010 book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America From Washington, Perry wrote this: "We are fed up with bailout after bailout and stimulus plan after stimulus plan, each one of which tosses principle out the window along with taxpayer money."

But the reality of Perry's relationship with fed-stim is complicated. Through the second quarter of this year, Texas has used $17.4 billion in federal stimulus money — including $8 billion of the one-time dollars to fund state expenses that recur over and over. In fact, Texas used the federal stimulus to balance its last two budgets.

Of course, they could have tapped the state’s Rainy Day Fund. Created in 1989, the Economic Stabilization Fund, as it is officially called, is intended to be used to “prevent or eliminate a temporary cash deficiency in general revenue,” according to the Texas Constitution. At the time state lawmakers were wrestling with paying down the 2008-09 deficit and facing an even bigger shortfall in the 2010-11 budget, the Comptroller of Public Accounts estimated that about $9.1 billion would be available in the Rainy Day Fund. Instead, lawmakers used federal dollars.

When lawmakers arrived in Austin for the 82nd Legislature in January, they faced a grim situation: a $4 billion deficit in the current 2010-11 budget and a much larger projected shortfall of between $15 billion and $30 billion in the 2012-13 budget if state services were to be maintained.

To close the $4 billion deficit, lawmakers used the Rainy Day Fund after Perry finally relented. But he was adamant that it not be touched to solve the much larger problems in the upcoming 2012-13 budget. And he vowed to veto any budget that called for tax increases.

Welcome to the poverty state.

Want fries with that?

Poor teabagger.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#21 May 6, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, AWESOME.
At 9.5 percent, Texas ties with Mississippi in terms of U.S. states with the highest proportion of hourly-paid workers earning at or below federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 an hour.
Texas and Mississippi take top honors, therefore, in terms of having the lowest paid workers among all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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(Editted for trivial bullchit) A minimun wage job is better than NO job.....And jobs ARE out there for people who WANT to work. Unless you're a slug who'd rather spend 2 years on unemployment and food stamps,maybe scam the disability programs. MANY Americans have had to downsize their lifestyle since 2007. Spending less,learning to live on less. Ain't it about time our elected misfits learn to do the same with government? Keynesian economics have NEVER worked,anywhere its been tried. Its a liberal economic pipedream. The concept should be against the law.

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