Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

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President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs.

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Since: Jul 12

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Taxpayers didn't have anything to do with it and most didn't agree with the bailouts and bankruptcy wasted with taxpayer money .
We lost a lot of white votes just like 4 years ago . The copulate to populate gang were 100 % and most don't pay taxes .
You lost a lot of votes because your message is narrow and limited. The Republican Party is no longer conservative. They have lost a lot of voters to independents and even some conservatives have gone Democrat.

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And Pelosi/Reid had a jump start on it starting in 2007 when they controlled Congress.
And the Republican Congress could have put a stop to it starting in January 2011. Do you have a point or just more lame comments?

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Paying more taxes is not the way to eliminate the debt. The economy needs to grow. Bill Clinton was fortunate enough to be President when we had a booming economy. We were having a technological heyday at that time. That is the reason he was able to get the budget under control. A better economy translates into more tax revenue. What is needed now is an atmosphere that fosters a better economy. Raising taxes does not do that.
You are correct of course. We could end SS and Medicare.......but then ya'll do not want to do that either.

You are just like a fat person sitting in front of cake talking about going on a diet as they eat another piece of it.

It is a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Oh wait, don't cut that and don't cut that and we need another slice of that.....

Want some ice cream with that?

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Funny how that trillion dollar deficit started when Pelosi and Reid took over Congress.
Social Security. Unfortunately, it was based on a model that anticipated that people would continue to have children to foot the future bill. The numbers are no longer there.
Funny how you have to lie. The Trillion dollar deficits started in 2009, bush's last budget year. I already posted a link in this very thread to either you, Pflug or Teddy about the CBO saying it would be over a trillion debt before Obama ever took office.

Lets not forget the Republicans have the House and can control how much is spent.

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That is kind of how I felt, Teddy. We have become a nation of fiscally irresponsible people. The masses have reached a tipping point where they now figure that they can get government to pay for their lifestyle. Why work when you can take it from somebody else? I'm just hoping, but not holding my breath, that Obama got the message that there is still a large part of this country that will not continue to support him in unbridled spending. I'm hoping that he will do as he said and reach across the aisle to find solutions. His first four years were a disaster. He divided us more than we have ever been. I'm hoping he'll see some light and work to bring us together. My way or the highway will not get anything done. As for the masses, I can only shake my head in disgust.
WOW! So you are ready to get rid of SS and Medicare. Old people helped get us in this problem, they have to pay like everyone else.

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#118121
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Pass - your rhetorical quiz show routine bores the living sh!t out of me, as I've made clear many times before.
If you have an interesting and relevant point to make - make it, and support it with evidence.
I'm sure there may be some reader somewhere who's eager to read your dissertation on the causes of post-WWII economic recessions.
I am not among them.
Having blown your argument to pieces and being presented with essentially a non-reply on your part is good enough.
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"These charlatans and money-grubbers have turned the broad tradition of Anglo-American conservatism into Southern Fried Fanaticism.

They have replaced empirical doubt with unerring faith in an ideology that had its moment over thirty years ago and is barely relevant to the world we now live in.

That faith has been cynically fused with fundamentalist religion to make it virtually impossible for the GOP to accept that women are the majority of voters in this country, that gay couples are equal to straight ones, that 11 million illegal immigrants simply cannot be expected to "self-deport" en masse by a regime of terrifying policing, that war is a last and not a first resort, that the debt we have is primarily a function of two things: George W. Bush's presidency and the economic collapse his term ended with."

-Andrew Sullivan
http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/...
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#118125
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joe wrote:
"These charlatans and money-grubbers have turned the broad tradition of Anglo-American conservatism into Southern Fried Fanaticism.
They have replaced empirical doubt with unerring faith in an ideology that had its moment over thirty years ago and is barely relevant to the world we now live in.
That faith has been cynically fused with fundamentalist religion to make it virtually impossible for the GOP to accept that women are the majority of voters in this country, that gay couples are equal to straight ones, that 11 million illegal immigrants simply cannot be expected to "self-deport" en masse by a regime of terrifying policing, that war is a last and not a first resort, that the debt we have is primarily a function of two things: George W. Bush's presidency and the economic collapse his term ended with."
-Andrew Sullivan
http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/...
You may like your Muslim Brothers that are coming to America and moving in your neighborhood. They build a Mosque , treat you with respect and you will never really know or hear when the bomb goes off and the only ID you leave behind is your head . I'd still rather have them than the thieving, shooting, drugdealing, cockroach infested vermin moving north by the thousands . You wouldn't last one day in the Russian Commune in Queens.
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You may like your Muslim Brothers that are coming to America and moving in your neighborhood. They build a Mosque , treat you with respect and you will never really know or hear when the bomb goes off and the only ID you leave behind is your head . I'd still rather have them than the thieving, shooting, drugdealing, cockroach infested vermin moving north by the thousands . You wouldn't last one day in the Russian Commune in Queens.
There, there, Teddy, medication time. You know the Dr. want's you to chillax.
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You may like your Muslim Brothers that are coming to America and moving in your neighborhood. They build a Mosque , treat you with respect and you will never really know or hear when the bomb goes off and the only ID you leave behind is your head . I'd still rather have them than the thieving, shooting, drugdealing, cockroach infested vermin moving north by the thousands . You wouldn't last one day in the Russian Commune in Queens.
Of course! EVERY muslim is a terrorist! There are hundreds of mosques in this country and exactly how many of them have destroyed neighborhoods with explosives?

Paranoia and cynicism at its finest.
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There, there, Teddy, medication time. You know the Dr. want's you to chillax.
Thanks for the chill out joe , I'll wash it down with a shot of cognac .

I'm going down to the local hangout for some action . I'll try and find one for you but if I can't you can start by your lonesome.
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I think the Founders got it about right. I still see wisdom in retaining the Electoral College, and not abandoning it in favor of direct election of the POTUS. While the Founders could not have foreseen some of our modern-day threats to intelligent and orderly public discourse posed by the pseudo-journalistic infotainment and SuperPAC propaganda saturating the elecorate in the post-Citizens United v FEC age, they certainly understood well the dangers of demogogues and ignorant mobs.
I think Americans remain woefully provincial and ignorant of the peoples and forces in play in the real world at large, and as a result we do tend to have foolish notions of exporting "democracy" to many parts of the world that clearly have none of the cultural and historical underpinnings required to make democracy practical or beneficial. It is a peculiarly American delusion, I agree.
Finally, you seem to be confusing a willingness "to accept the democratically elected two-term leader of the USA" (nonsense, really - Obama's re-election is now simply established fact) with a considered and informed judgement that the policies and courses the man intends to pursue in his 2nd term are wrong-headed and will prove to be badly mistaken, and will wreak real and lasting damage to the nation's fiscal and economic well-being and position in the world.
One can easily and reasonably hold both views.
Thanks Teddy, at least you support your opinions about Obama with reasoned thought. That is your absolute right and that of every American.

What I find harder to stomach is the 'Obama hates America, Obama is Muslim, Obama wasn't born here, Obama is a communist' Brigade.

Unfortunately that is what the world sees and hears when they join forums like this or watch some news items.

Its why Americans can appear ignorant, voices like yours don't get heard amongst the hubbub of extreme intolerance and downright racism is some cases.
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Thanks Teddy, at least you support your opinions about Obama with reasoned thought. That is your absolute right and that of every American.
What I find harder to stomach is the 'Obama hates America, Obama is Muslim, Obama wasn't born here, Obama is a communist' Brigade.
Unfortunately that is what the world sees and hears when they join forums like this or watch some news items.
Its why Americans can appear ignorant, voices like yours don't get heard amongst the hubbub of extreme intolerance and downright racism is some cases.
There's an old saying around here . "I heard it on the radio" .

Does it matter if he was raised Muslim , wasn't born in the US , hates America ? He was voted in by the people that don't care what they here . His actions and worth will go down in the books like JFK , Clinton ,Nixon , Johnson and others .
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This will be a top priority of Obama's second term.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-me-1108-porn...

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

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Time to change your avatar. No end of an error on 01/20/2013 and Obama ain't "GTFO" until 01/20/2017.
Yeah..... Unfortunately, the dam has finally burst, and Axelrod/Jarret/Obama have enough people paid off that we will not be rid of the Stooge, despite his incompetence and daily lies.

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

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Its Over wrote:
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Time to change your avatar. No end of an error on 01/20/2013 and Obama ain't "GTFO" until 01/20/2017.
Whaddya think?

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And the Republican Congress could have put a stop to it starting in January 2011. Do you have a point or just more lame comments?
You must be woefully ignorant that there are two houses in Congress and that one of them has been controlled by Harry Reid, a democrat, since (and before) 2011. We have a stalemate so who's comment is the lame one? You know, Boston, I don't know why you feel it is necessary to resort to personal attacks when discussing a subject instead of supporting your views with your beliefs and facts. I can return the attacks (as I did above) but I really find that they don't add to a discussion.

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You are correct of course. We could end SS and Medicare.......but then ya'll do not want to do that either.
You are just like a fat person sitting in front of cake talking about going on a diet as they eat another piece of it.
It is a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Oh wait, don't cut that and don't cut that and we need another slice of that.....
Want some ice cream with that?
I was and still am in favor of Social Security reform. Democrats are the one's who squashed it. Millions of people have been forced to pay into this system and for many of them, it is the only retirement that they will have. You can't just cut it off for them. I see many areas, however, where it can been cut back. Means testing is one of them. What are your solutions to the spending problem?

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WOW! So you are ready to get rid of SS and Medicare. Old people helped get us in this problem, they have to pay like everyone else.
Assumptions. Not what I said. I'm not taking your bait.

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This will be a top priority of Obama's second term.
http://www.latimes.com/health/la-me-1108-porn...
I don't think this is Obama's agenda but it did give me a laugh. Only in California. They'll soon be advertising for rubber inspectors. Fruits, nuts, and flakes, a true bowl of Granola is California. Glad I escaped over 30 years ago.

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