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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. Full Story
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118488 Feb 7, 2013
Across the country, the economy is slowly but steadily improving. More companies are hiring, consumers are spending again, the stock market is tickling record highs and many Americans say they are feeling more optimistic about the future.

But Wisconsin stands somewhat apart from this trend, consistently and stubbornly lagging in job creation and finding itself near the bottom of many measures of economic health.

So what gives? Some observers point to Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature. They say the drastic spending cuts in the 2011-2013 state budget, just as the economy was beginning to recover from the recession, have actually made things worse.

“Wisconsin did absolutely the wrong thing at the wrong time,” says Kenneth Thomas, a political scientist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and author of the popular Middle Class Political Economist blog.“You want to practice austerity when things are going well, not the other way around.”

Read more: http://host.madison.com/business/did-scott-wa...
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118489 Feb 7, 2013
Bill Gates: ‘Absolutely Insane’ to Run a Business With a Short-Term Budget, As Congress Does
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118490 Feb 7, 2013
Republicans have invented a history in which it has been fiscal irresponsibility all along — and far too many centrists have bought into the premise. The reality is that we had low debt and no fiscal problem before Reagan; then an unprecedented surge in peacetime, non-depression deficits under Reagan/Bush; then a major improvement under Clinton; then a squandering of the Clinton surplus via tax cuts and unfunded wars of choice under Bush. And yes, a surge in debt once the Great Recession hit, but that’s exactly when you should be running deficits.

The point about the fake history that expunges the Clinton years is that it turns the budget into a story in which nobody is at fault because everyone is at fault, and the problem is a generic issue of runaway spending. No, it isn’t; we would have come into this crisis with very little debt if the GOP hadn’t always insisted on tax cuts.

-Paul Krugman
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118491 Feb 7, 2013
joe wrote:
God said,“I need someone who doesn’t grow anything or make anything but who will borrow money from the public at 0% interest and then lend it back to the public at 2% or 5% or 10% and pay himself a bonus for doing so.”-- So God made a banker.
Your blaming behavior is, as usual, woefully off-target.

You should be excoriating the POTUS and his Treasury Sec'y who are responsible for creating all that fake money on the back of un-born generat5ions of Americans in the first place, aiding and abetting the Fed handing that 0% money out to the banks in the first place.

Why are you so careful NOT to point the finger at the incompetent fools and crooks in Washington who are the root cause of this evil?
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118492 Feb 7, 2013
joe wrote:
Bill Gates:‘Absolutely Insane’ to Run a Business With a Short-Term Budget, As Congress Does
He is, of course, absolutely correct.

But the true depth of the current Obama/Reid corruption and incompetence that is ruining the nation runs far deeper.

They've been mis-managing the public purse for 4 years thus far WITH NO BUDGET AT ALL!! In the private sector, they'd have been thown in jail for such fraud and malfeasance, the lot of 'em.

Let's start with demanding they get a BUDGET in place ON TIME for a change.

Then we can talk about how we can bludgeon the federal government into implementing a CAPITAL BUDGETI9NG process (which is what Gates is talking about)

But now? First things first - apply tourniquet; stop the fiscal arterial bleeding.
Floridum

Germany

#118493 Feb 8, 2013
I am still dancing in the rain...and.........
I can copy and paste bullshit for a week without thinking or working.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118495 Feb 12, 2013
For your edification:

Last year, economist Emmanuel Saez estimated that the richest 1 percent of the U.S. captured a whopping 93 percent of the income gains in 2010, as the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession.

Saez is now back with updated numbers from 2011, and they make the picture look even grimmer:
From 2009 to 2011, average real income per family grew modestly by 1.7% But the gains were very uneven. Top 1% incomes grew by 11.2% while bottom 99% incomes shrunk by 0.4%. Hence, the top 1% captured 121% of the income gains in the first two years of the recovery.

From 2009 to 2010, top 1% grew fast and then stagnated from 2010 to 2011. Bottom 99% stagnated both from 2009 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2011.

How is it possible for the 1 percent to capture more than all of the nation’s income gains? The number is due to the fact that those at the bottom saw their incomes drop. As Timothy Noah explained in the New Republic,“the one percent didn’t just gobble up all of the recovery during 2010 and 2011; it put the 99 percent back into recession.”

Saez added that “In 2012, top 1% income will likely surge, due to booming stock-prices, as well as re-timing of income to avoid the higher 2013 top tax rates…This suggests that the Great Recession has only depressed top income shares temporarily and will not undo any of the dramatic increase in top income shares that has taken place since the 1970s.”
quzluz

Pittsburgh, PA

#118496 Feb 12, 2013
http://youtube.com/watch... ……
Goverment at Work,,?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#118497 Feb 13, 2013
O dummer still hasn't delivered on those jobs, has he?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118498 Feb 14, 2013
Great Guns wrote:
O dummer still hasn't delivered on those jobs, has he?
Why he most certainly has. You must not be reading the news.
Ela

Europe

#118499 Feb 14, 2013
I finished college since 2007 and i cudn't even get a job.I tried several means but to no avail.I had to start my own business,again i needed finance.I tried getting loans from the bank but they wudn't even grant me.Until i came across a loan company and i gave it a try.Suprisely,i secured a loan from them and now i have a restaurant in dallas.For those persons stil waiting for obama to provide jobs,u can start something doing yoursef.Try getting a capital from the bank if your credit score is good enough.But for those persons whose credit history is poor,you can contact this private investor at philsmithinvestments@gmail.com .......God bless you
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118500 Feb 17, 2013
Some more truth Republicans don't like:

2002: U.S. Consulate In Karachi, Pakistan, Attacked; 10 Killed, 51 Injured

2004: U.S. Embassy Bombed In Uzbekistan

2004: Gunmen Stormed U.S. Consulate In Saudi Arabia

2006: Armed Men Attacked U.S. Embassy In Syria

2007: Grenade Launched Into U.S. Embassy In Athens

2008: Rioters Set Fire To U.S. Embassy In Serbia

2008: Ten People Killed In Bombings At U.S. Embassy In Yemen

There’s absolutely no denying that the terrorist attack on our embassy in Benghazi is a tragedy, and it’s imperative that those responsible for the attack are held accountable, it’s also important to have a little historical perspective and context.
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#118501 Feb 17, 2013
joe the plagiarizing Obama suck-bot wrote:
Some more truth Republicans don't like:
2002: U.S. Consulate In Karachi, Pakistan, Attacked; 10 Killed, 51 Injured
Propaganda orders from mediamatters central office now, joe? Or are you just plagiarizing them?

10 Killed, 51 Injured? Right. All Pakis. No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
joe wrote:
2004: U.S. Embassy Bombed In Uzbekistan
Right. 2 Uzbek security guards killed. No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
joe wrote:
2004: Gunmen Stormed U.S. Consulate In Saudi Arabia
Right. Shooters never entered the consulate. Five civilians and the gunmen were killed, ten people were wounded. No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
joe wrote:
2006: Armed Men Attacked U.S. Embassy In Syria
Right. Three gunmen killed after they tossed grenades over the embassy's outer wall and a car bomb exploded outside the embassy. A Syrian security guard and a Chinese diplomat died.

No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
joe wrote:
2007: Grenade Launched Into U.S. Embassy In Athens
Right. An RPG fired into the front of the U.S. embassy around 6 am in the morning. No one was killed or hurt.

And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
joe wrote:
2008: Rioters Set Fire To U.S. Embassy In Serbia
<yawn>.
And the British Embassy.
And the Croatian Embassy.
And the Bosnian Embassy.
And the Turkish Embassy.

No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
joe wrote:
2008: Ten People Killed In Bombings At U.S. Embassy In Yemen
Right. 19 people died and at least 16 were injured when a group of men disguised at police attacked the outer security rim of the U.S. embassy.

No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
joe wrote:
There’s absolutely no denying that the terrorist attack on our embassy in Benghazi is a tragedy, and it’s imperative that those responsible for the attack are held accountable, it’s also important to have a little historical perspective and context.
Yes, joe it is. And you have NO PERSPECTIVE - just your usual dose of partisan rubbish.

NONE of these previous episodes even approach the abject incompetence that left 4 AMERICANS DEAD in Benghazi because they were there with COMPLETELY INADEQUATE SECURITY.

NONE of these previous episodes even approach the craven corrupt LIES put out by the present administration to cover their sorry political asses.

INCOMPETENCE, joe.

LYING, joe.

That's why Benghazi matters, and why it stands out as such an unprecedented example of blatant and epic failure, and DISHONESTY to the American People.

Are you always this pathetically incompetent yourself as a propagandist? Di you think you could just post this kind of lying mediamatters bullshit and not get called on it?
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#118502 Feb 17, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Propaganda orders from mediamatters central office now, joe? Or are you just plagiarizing them?
10 Killed, 51 Injured? Right. All Pakis. No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
<quoted text>
Right. 2 Uzbek security guards killed. No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
<quoted text>
Right. Shooters never entered the consulate. Five civilians and the gunmen were killed, ten people were wounded. No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
<quoted text>
Right. Three gunmen killed after they tossed grenades over the embassy's outer wall and a car bomb exploded outside the embassy. A Syrian security guard and a Chinese diplomat died.
No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
<quoted text>
Right. An RPG fired into the front of the U.S. embassy around 6 am in the morning. No one was killed or hurt.
And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
<quoted text>
<yawn>.
And the British Embassy.
And the Croatian Embassy.
And the Bosnian Embassy.
And the Turkish Embassy.
No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
<quoted text>
Right. 19 people died and at least 16 were injured when a group of men disguised at police attacked the outer security rim of the U.S. embassy.
No Americans killed or injured. And the White House didn't LIE ABOUT IT.
<quoted text>
Yes, joe it is. And you have NO PERSPECTIVE - just your usual dose of partisan rubbish.
NONE of these previous episodes even approach the abject incompetence that left 4 AMERICANS DEAD in Benghazi because they were there with COMPLETELY INADEQUATE SECURITY.
NONE of these previous episodes even approach the craven corrupt LIES put out by the present administration to cover their sorry political asses.
INCOMPETENCE, joe.
LYING, joe.
That's why Benghazi matters, and why it stands out as such an unprecedented example of blatant and epic failure, and DISHONESTY to the American People.
Are you always this pathetically incompetent yourself as a propagandist? Di you think you could just post this kind of lying mediamatters bullshit and not get called on it?
Thanks for countering blatant partisanship with real facts. There are four American families in mourning, who are still looking for answers to what happened to their loved ones in Benghazi last September 11.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118503 Feb 18, 2013
Sorry all you right wing tin hats, but the truth will set you free, you know. Here are a few more specifics.

2001 - Sept. 11, New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Pa.: hijackers crashed 2 commercial jets into twin towers of World Trade Center; 2 more hijacked jets were crashed into the Pentagon and a field in rural Pa. Total dead and missing numbered 2,9921: 2,749 in New York City, 184 at the Pentagon, 40 in Pa., and 19 hijackers. Islamic al-Qaeda terrorist group blamed.(See September 11, 2001: Timeline of Terrorism.)
2,9921 Americans killed

2002 - June 14, Karachi, Pakistan: bomb explodes outside American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12. Linked to al-Qaeda.

2003 - May 12, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: suicide bombers kill 34, including 8 Americans, at housing compounds for Westerners. Al-Qaeda suspected.
-8 Americans killed

2004 - May 29–31, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists attack the offices of a Saudi oil company in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, take foreign oil workers hostage in a nearby residential compound, leaving 22 people dead including 1 American.
-1 American killed

June 11–19, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists kidnap and execute Paul Johnson Jr., an American, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2 other Americans and BBC cameraman killed by gun attacks.
-1 American killed

Dec. 6, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: terrorists storm the U.S. consulate, killing 5 consulate employees. 4 terrorists were killed by Saudi security.

June 24, Iraq: a suicide bomber kills at least 20 people, including three U.S. Marines, at a meeting between sheiks and Americans in Karmah, a town west of Baghdad.
-3 Americans killed

Sept. 16, Yemen: a car bomb and a rocket strike the U.S. embassy in Yemen as staff arrived to work, killing 16 people, including 4 civilians.

Nov. 26, India: in a series of attacks on several of Mumbai's landmarks and commercial hubs that are popular with Americans and other foreign tourists, including at least two five-star hotels, a hospital, a train station, and a cinema. About 300 people are wounded and nearly 190 people die, including at least 5 Americans
-5 Americans killed
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118504 Feb 18, 2013
There were twelve terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities during George W. Bush’s tenure — the most of any president in history.

The embassy breach in Benghazi marked the second attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities during President Obama’s tenure, including one in April 2010 in Pakistan which was in retaliation for drone attacks there (if one counts the attacks in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen separately even though they occurred at roughly the same time and arose from the same incident, the total during his presidency is four). Even after Osama bin Laden’s death, America’s diplomatic facilities did not come under fire.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118507 Feb 18, 2013
joe wrote:
Sorry all you right wing tin hats,...(rest of continued lame attempt to deflect & deny Obama White House incompetence and LYING snipped)
If so, joe - why did the Obama White House LIE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE for weeks about what actually happened at Benghazi?

Where was Obama from 5:30 pm when he was told of the attacks, and what did he do about it while 4 Americans were being murdered? Why are they still lying and stonewalling the Congress and the American People even today?

Why, joe?

Because THAT'S the issue here, no matter how much bandwidth you and your mediamatters puppetmasters waste trying to deflect onto the tired old Bush OCD playbook.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118508 Feb 18, 2013
joe wrote:
(More lame-azz Bush OCD trimmed)
Why did the Obama White House LIE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE for weeks about what actually happened at Benghazi, Joe?

Where was Obama from 5:30 pm when he was told of the attacks, and what did he do about it while 4 Americans were being murdered? Why are they still lying and stonewalling the Congress and the American People even today, joe?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118509 Feb 18, 2013
Now, now, teddy. Wipe the spittle and settle down. You're twitching again.

You clowns on the right (fox news, etc) are so quick and eager to besmirch, aren't you? Every issue that comes up there you are creating conspiracies and ulterior motives.

You have concluded (in your own little brain) that everything is not what it seems. Conjecture and your personal belief do not a lie, nor a conspiracy make. You are at least (being generous here) as gullible and susceptible to the right wing propaganda machine as you claim I am to the left.

Fact: 2 embassy/consulate attacks during Obama administration. 4 Americans dead.

Fact: Over 12 attacks during Bush admin. More than 35 Americans killed.

And remember, Republicans cut funds for diplomatic security. Cost cutting actually can be imprudent if not stupid.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118510 Feb 18, 2013
joe wrote:
Now, now, teddy. Wipe the spittle and settle down. You're twitching again.
You clowns on the right (fox news, etc) are so quick and eager to besmirch, aren't you? Every issue that comes up there you are creating conspiracies and ulterior motives.
You have concluded (in your own little brain) that everything is not what it seems. Conjecture and your personal belief do not a lie, nor a conspiracy make. You are at least (being generous here) as gullible and susceptible to the right wing propaganda machine as you claim I am to the left.
Fact: 2 embassy/consulate attacks during Obama administration. 4 Americans dead.
Fact: Over 12 attacks during Bush admin. More than 35 Americans killed.
And remember, Republicans cut funds for diplomatic security. Cost cutting actually can be imprudent if not stupid.
Your lame partisan smokescreens and deflections won't wash, joe.

Interesting how you take the death of 4 Americans due to incompetence and irresponsibility to casually. You and Hillary both - "what difference does it make," right?

Well, it does make a difference to their families, and to all right-thinking Americans, joe - it makes a big difference.

Fact: 4 Americans left unprotected against attack in Benghazi by the Obama administration.

Fact: They were there with inadequate security because the Obama admin put them there with no regard for their protection

Fact: "Funding cuts" are no excuse whatsoever - that's a lame-azz dodge. The Obama administration, and no one else, is responsible for allocating available State Dept funds to things like electric vehicle charging stations in Vienna instead of basic security services, and if they couldn't provide adequate security in Benghazi, it was irresponsible of them to hove put American foreign service people there unprotected in the first place.

Fact: After being told an attack was underway, Obama did NOTHING, and went AWOL and out of comms for several critical hours while brave Americans died waiting for rescue that never came from Obama and his mob of incompetents.

Fact: An American Ambassador and 3 other Americans are dead as a direct result.

Fact: The Obama administration knowingly LIED to Congress and the American People for weeks about what actually happened, and why, to cover up their own incompetence and failure, because they thought Obama's re-election campaign was more sacred than lives and telling the simple Truth.

Fact: The Obama admin CONTINUES to stonewall and knowingly lie to Congress and the American People.

Why are you defending bald-faced LYING, joe?

Where was obama for 6 hours while Americans died, and what did he do about it, joe?

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