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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#118187
Nov 12, 2012
 
Teddy R wrote:
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No need to continue the rhetorical fencing over this "point." We both recognize investors and businesses are protecting their financial assets in low-risk/low-return INVESTMENTS (e.g., cash deposits, treasuries) because the expected returns on riskier investments in the flaccid Obama economy remain unattractive.
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Bogus rationalization for confiscating individuals' private savings.
To the INDIVIDUAL who has scrimped, saved, and sacrificed for lifetime to build up those savings - yes. They don't have another lifetime to recoup after you and your statist heroes in Washington confiscate, "redistribute," and squander them to get themselves thru the next election, like political crack hos.
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To anyone who cares about what happens beyond the next election, your point is patently false, on two counts:
1) Yes, long-term savings confiscated from the private economy and spent by the federal government on short-term consumption (or handed out to politically favored recipients who will, in turn, spend it on short-term consumption) DOES wreak PERMANENT HARM to the economy over the long-term, by depleting capital stocks and worsening the capital-labor ratio, resulting in lower productivity.
2) Cutting food stamps to reduce spending will have an immediate POSITIVE impact on the grocery business - food stamps are INFLATIONARY. Cutting food stamps will help REDUCE INFLATION of food prices.
Wait, so poor people can't hide their privately hard earned yard sale or baby sitting money from Uncle Sam by hiding it in mattress or by getting paid under the table but it's perfectly fine for billionaires to hide $23 Trillion in earnings in offshore accounts from the IRS instead of investing it in building more US factories and hiring more US workers?

If Food Stamps are cut back and more people will buy less food or be forced to shop at discount grocery stores and buy cheaper non brand food items. Won't main stream Grocery stores increase their already inflated prices to maintain a profits or will they lay off employees too?

You know what. Let's do away with the middlemen stuck outside of realty all together, cut food stamps and buy milk, produce, meats other items from local stores or nearby farmers. Buy buying local we keep the money in our towns, our states. This will cut back on paying for national transportation costs, national adverting costs all stuck on a the same can of beans I can get at a lower price at a discount grocer. If businessmen built up their empires it all by themselves they won't miss consumers at all. I mean seriously, why should I keep paying for extras like adverting for the stores or the brands or some over valued idiot's salary so he can sit on his behind and do nothing but cut back the wages, benefits and hours of those who actually do the real heavy lifting?

In the conservatives alternative reality they are terrified a crack ho stealing a penny when in fact corporations have redistributed (robbed) the wealth of global workers/consumers of TRILLIONS of dollars that sit unused off shore. Pirated away so some con artists can build themselves castles and make others believe he made all that money by himself when others did the actual work. To hear conservative Republicans talk they laid that egg you are about to buy in your local grocer. To give credit to the hen in the cage would be too communistic.
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#118188
Nov 12, 2012
 
okb2 wrote:
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he and his supporters (to include me) are willing to let all the tax cuts expire and start over with new slate. The Republicans can negotiate now or later.
Real Americans do not negotiate with terrorists.
okb2 wrote:
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markets are not crashing. Heck, the drop does not even qualify as a correction.
DJIA at 4 pm close on Nov 6, when hope still remained that America might vote out the amateur incompetents and vote in competent government: 13,245.68
DJIA at 1:10 pm today: 12,846.79

Down 3 percent - and continuing to fall ... over $100 billion in capital market value wiped out in less than a week thanks to the rubes' re-election of Axelrod's & Jarrett's trained suit.
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The country will recover if the Republicans will stop playing politics and start trying to help do their part in managing the country.
The country will recover if Obama starts acting like a fiscally responsible POTUS, quits the partisan blame game and drops the divisive class warrior BS, and demands Congress slash federal spending back to a sustainable 18% or less of GDP where it belongs.

And pigs might fly.

No - America voted for - and got - NO hope and NO change; 4 more years of amateurish incompetence and failure, and more partisan class war blaming rhetoric as lame excuse for it.
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#118190
Nov 12, 2012
 
Predatory Capitalists wrote:
<quoted text> Wait, so poor people can't hide their privately hard earned yard sale or baby sitting money from Uncle Sam by hiding it in mattress or by getting paid under the table but it's perfectly fine for billionaires to hide $23 Trillion in earnings in offshore accounts from the IRS instead of investing it in building more US factories and hiring more US workers?
A bullsh!t strawman argument.

Failing to report income and failing to report offshore accounts are both illegal - all of the tax cheats you're whining about should be busted and punished. So what's your point?

Oh - that's right - you don't have one.
Predatory Capitalists wrote:
<quoted text>If Food Stamps are cut back and more people will buy less food or be forced to shop at discount grocery stores and buy cheaper non brand food items. Won't main stream Grocery stores increase their already inflated prices to maintain a profits or will they lay off employees too?
You know what. Let's do away with the middlemen stuck outside of realty all together, cut food stamps and buy milk, produce, meats other items from local stores or nearby farmers. Buy buying local we keep the money in our towns, our states. This will cut back on paying for national transportation costs, national adverting costs all stuck on a the same can of beans I can get at a lower price at a discount grocer. If businessmen built up their empires it all by themselves they won't miss consumers at all. I mean seriously, why should I keep paying for extras like adverting for the stores or the brands or some over valued idiot's salary so he can sit on his behind and do nothing but cut back the wages, benefits and hours of those who actually do the real heavy lifting?
In the conservatives alternative reality they are terrified a crack ho stealing a penny when in fact corporations have redistributed (robbed) the wealth of global workers/consumers of TRILLIONS of dollars that sit unused off shore. Pirated away so some con artists can build themselves castles and make others believe he made all that money by himself when others did the actual work. To hear conservative Republicans talk they laid that egg you are about to buy in your local grocer. To give credit to the hen in the cage would be too communistic.
Wow. Congratulations. You win the prize for the most irrational addle-pated anti-corporate claptrap post of 2012.

How would you like your sheepdog wrapped?

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#118191
Nov 12, 2012
 
Teddy R wrote:
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Real Americans do not negotiate with terrorists.
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DJIA at 4 pm close on Nov 6, when hope still remained that America might vote out the amateur incompetents and vote in competent government: 13,245.68
DJIA at 1:10 pm today: 12,846.79
Down 3 percent - and continuing to fall ... over $100 billion in capital market value wiped out in less than a week thanks to the rubes' re-election of Axelrod's & Jarrett's trained suit.
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The country will recover if Obama starts acting like a fiscally responsible POTUS, quits the partisan blame game and drops the divisive class warrior BS, and demands Congress slash federal spending back to a sustainable 18% or less of GDP where it belongs.
And pigs might fly.
No - America voted for - and got - NO hope and NO change; 4 more years of amateurish incompetence and failure, and more partisan class war blaming rhetoric as lame excuse for it.


So he should become a Retardican? Interesting....

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#118192
Nov 12, 2012
 
Teddy R wrote:
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Real Americans do not negotiate with terrorists.
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DJIA at 4 pm close on Nov 6, when hope still remained that America might vote out the amateur incompetents and vote in competent government: 13,245.68
DJIA at 1:10 pm today: 12,846.79
Down 3 percent - and continuing to fall ... over $100 billion in capital market value wiped out in less than a week thanks to the rubes' re-election of Axelrod's & Jarrett's trained suit.
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The country will recover if Obama starts acting like a fiscally responsible POTUS, quits the partisan blame game and drops the divisive class warrior BS, and demands Congress slash federal spending back to a sustainable 18% or less of GDP where it belongs.
And pigs might fly.
No - America voted for - and got - NO hope and NO change; 4 more years of amateurish incompetence and failure, and more partisan class war blaming rhetoric as lame excuse for it.
So now there is less fake money than there was before... So what?

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#118193
Nov 12, 2012
 
yep no hope left and i ll be he obama will steal all our change too 4 more years of crap

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Nov 12, 2012
 

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$6 trillion in new debt in four years.
Over 8% unemployment for four years.
A dead ambassador.
No budget for four years.
No one voted for his budget.
9.5% rise in people in poverty in four years.
Food stamps up 100% since 2009.

and he gets re-elected?!
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Nov 12, 2012
 
Son of SickNTired wrote:
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So he should become a Retardican? Interesting....
Shoo, partisan troll - begone.

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#118196
Nov 12, 2012
 
Pittakos wrote:
$6 trillion in new debt in four years.
Over 8% unemployment for four years.
A dead ambassador.
No budget for four years.
No one voted for his budget.
9.5% rise in people in poverty in four years.
Food stamps up 100% since 2009.
and he gets re-elected?!
ya thats the whole truth right here in black and white
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Nov 12, 2012
 
Pittakos wrote:
$6 trillion in new debt in four years.
Over 8% unemployment for four years.
A dead ambassador.
No budget for four years.
No one voted for his budget.
9.5% rise in people in poverty in four years.
Food stamps up 100% since 2009.
and he gets re-elected?!
Yup. Someone who's worth $250 million with $14 million in annual investment income has little in common with median income voters. Add the Hispanic and women votes that Romney alienated cost the Republicans this very winnable election.

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#118198
Nov 12, 2012
 
olddogs1964 wrote:
<quoted text> your just stupid and cant and wont see the truth at all so go blam ur self for ur doom thats coming around the bend . in joy ur dumb disisions
Heard the same thing four years ago. I am still here;, the United States of America is still here and doing better; the only thing ruinous to society is you and unfortunately you are still here as well.

If Obama don't get rid of you this time I might thing about replacing him.

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Nov 12, 2012
 
Teddy R wrote:
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Real Americans do not negotiate with terrorists.
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DJIA at 4 pm close on Nov 6, when hope still remained that America might vote out the amateur incompetents and vote in competent government: 13,245.68
DJIA at 1:10 pm today: 12,846.79
Down 3 percent - and continuing to fall ... over $100 billion in capital market value wiped out in less than a week thanks to the rubes' re-election of Axelrod's & Jarrett's trained suit.
<quoted text>
The country will recover if Obama starts acting like a fiscally responsible POTUS, quits the partisan blame game and drops the divisive class warrior BS, and demands Congress slash federal spending back to a sustainable 18% or less of GDP where it belongs.
And pigs might fly.
No - America voted for - and got - NO hope and NO change; 4 more years of amateurish incompetence and failure, and more partisan class war blaming rhetoric as lame excuse for it.
I guess Reagan negotiating with Iranians (terrorist supporters) and giving weapons to terrorists made him a real communist Alpha Hotel didn’t it?
What about when Bush the father did it in Afghanistan?
What about bush the son in Iraq and Afghanistan?
What about the Republican leaders in Congress that supported those negotiations?
Teddy open mouth and insert foot much?

It takes 10% to even be considered a correction. I am sure you would like it to mean something, but it really does not. Particularly considering Europe and the Fiscal Cliff.

Partisan blame game? Is that like the Republicans pretending the Dems won’t compromise when their initial proposal was a compromise?

America did not vote for Obama, they voted against the Republicans.

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Nov 12, 2012
 
Pittakos wrote:
$6 trillion in new debt in four years.
Over 8% unemployment for four years.
A dead ambassador.
No budget for four years.
No one voted for his budget.
9.5% rise in people in poverty in four years.
Food stamps up 100% since 2009.
and he gets re-elected?!
What was it that turned people away from the Republican message in times like these? It was not just that Obama got reelected, they lost seats in the House and Senate as well. That is broad, general dislike of Republican policies.

10 Republican seats up for election in the Senate.
23 Democrat seats up for election in the Senate.
Of they 10 Senators that resigned, 7 were Democrats and 3 were Republicans.

Given the economy and the odds in their favor, why did Republicans lose seats instead of winning control of the Senate?

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Nov 12, 2012
 
Its Over wrote:
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Yup. Someone who's worth $250 million with $14 million in annual investment income has little in common with median income voters. Add the Hispanic and women votes that Romney alienated cost the Republicans this very winnable election.
Yet, billionaire Bloomberg gets elected as Mayor of New York City. Money has nothing to do with it. Americans have just become lazy and they want a nanny state that will take care of them. Free stuff seems to rule.
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okb2 wrote:
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I guess Reagan negotiating with Iranians (terrorist supporters) and giving weapons to terrorists made him a real communist Alpha Hotel didn’t it?
What about when Bush the father did it in Afghanistan?
What about bush the son in Iraq and Afghanistan?
What about the Republican leaders in Congress that supported those negotiations?
Teddy open mouth and insert foot much?
It takes 10% to even be considered a correction. I am sure you would like it to mean something, but it really does not. Particularly considering Europe and the Fiscal Cliff.
Partisan blame game? Is that like the Republicans pretending the Dems won’t compromise when their initial proposal was a compromise?
America did not vote for Obama, they voted against the Republicans.
Poorassed way to try to rub it in . "America didn't vote for Obama ,they voted against Republicans "

They sure as hell voted for Obama . All the black and brown race did . When asked why, the young-uns said , now I can go to college just like Obama did . The 47% that wouldn't vote for Romney were in the 59 polling places in Philly that didn't give Romney one vote. Methinks a little stretch in voting .

That school thing with Obama may be why his application for a job and Harvard would have been enhanced by listing his birthplace as Kenya.

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okb2 wrote:
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What was it that turned people away from the Republican message in times like these? It was not just that Obama got reelected, they lost seats in the House and Senate as well. That is broad, general dislike of Republican policies.
10 Republican seats up for election in the Senate.
23 Democrat seats up for election in the Senate.
Of they 10 Senators that resigned, 7 were Democrats and 3 were Republicans.
Given the economy and the odds in their favor, why did Republicans lose seats instead of winning control of the Senate?
We are becoming Greece.
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#118204
Nov 12, 2012
 
There is no proof that Reagan knew Ollie North and an Admiral were working the Iran Contra thing from the basement of the White House .

It isn't like the CIC would walk to the basement to make sure all the lights were turned out and the furnace was working properly ?
Its Over

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Yet, billionaire Bloomberg gets elected as Mayor of New York City. Money has nothing to do with it. Americans have just become lazy and they want a nanny state that will take care of them. Free stuff seems to rule.
Did Bloomberg have a formidable challenger? Mark Green? Freddie Ferrer? Bill Thompson? You're using NYC as a microcosm of the USA? Wake up and get a clue. Your candidate was up against a flawed incumbent yet skillful campaigner. Your candidate was unable to get the undecided votes from women and alienated the Hispanic vote. Lost all but one swing state. Numbers don't lie.

Americans aren't lazy. They can see though a candidate with the negatives Romney had.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

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Nov 12, 2012
 
olddogs1964 wrote:
obama the master lieing sob bullshitter him self
Secession Petitions from 20 States
If 25,000 people sign the petition by Dec. 7, it will “require a response” from the Obama administration, according to published rules of the White House’s online “We the People” program.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

Sign for your states people
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Nov 12, 2012
 
Vance1 wrote:
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Hoover, did you blow todd palin to get his permission to cop his idea?

hahahahahahahahaha

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