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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Lincoln

United States

#118571 Feb 25, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
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Washington lied, Americans died.
Washington keeps right on lying - and liberal progressives want to keep right on sending Washington liars even more money.
Reality: "Congratulations Mr. President."

Reality: November 4, 2008.

Reality: November 6, 2012.

Reality:
http://www.whitehouse.gov
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#118572 Feb 25, 2013
Logic wrote:
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Your right is wrong and screwed this country up and got folks like you brainwashed
Your side doubled the federal deficit in 4 years all by themselves, with no help from the Republicans. The Dems controlled the White House, Senate and House for the first 2 years Obama was in office, and did nothing, which cost them the House in 2010. When does Obama start acting like Harry Truman ("the buck stops here") or will he keep ducking responsibility and blaming former Presidents for the next 4 years too?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118573 Feb 26, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Your side doubled the federal deficit in 4 years all by themselves, with no help from the Republicans. The Dems controlled the White House, Senate and House for the first 2 years Obama was in office, and did nothing, which cost them the House in 2010. When does Obama start acting like Harry Truman ("the buck stops here") or will he keep ducking responsibility and blaming former Presidents for the next 4 years too?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know you love fox news. They say it, you say it. What else is new?
On Vacation

Bronx, NY

#118574 Feb 27, 2013
ZCs wrote:
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Exactly!!!
Couldn't agree more.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118575 Feb 27, 2013
You canít say you care about the debt after blowing the surplus and swearing to all-powerful Grover that youíll never raise taxes.

You canít say youíre for a smaller government and then use the government to decide how many forced ultrasounds a woman has to endure to make a medical choice.

You canít say youíre for fiscal discipline and let Mitt Romney pay a lower tax rate than most nurses.

You canít say youíre for families and stop millions of Americans from getting the same access to marriage that you have.

You canít accuse groups that donít exist of stealing elections and then spend millions making it difficult for anyone but rich, white men to vote.

You canít say you love America and be unable to contain your hatred for the President, the First Lady and anyone who doesn't vote Republicans.

People may not know President Obama has cut the deficit each year heís been in office or that Ronald Reagan actually socialized medicine. But they get it when theyíre being treated like a fool. And there is no messaging, no rebranding that will make that okay with most people.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#118576 Feb 27, 2013
joe wrote:
You canít say you care about the debt after blowing the surplus and swearing to all-powerful Grover that youíll never raise taxes.
You canít say youíre for a smaller government and then use the government to decide how many forced ultrasounds a woman has to endure to make a medical choice.
You canít say youíre for fiscal discipline and let Mitt Romney pay a lower tax rate than most nurses.
You canít say youíre for families and stop millions of Americans from getting the same access to marriage that you have.
You canít accuse groups that donít exist of stealing elections and then spend millions making it difficult for anyone but rich, white men to vote.
You canít say you love America and be unable to contain your hatred for the President, the First Lady and anyone who doesn't vote Republicans.
People may not know President Obama has cut the deficit each year heís been in office or that Ronald Reagan actually socialized medicine. But they get it when theyíre being treated like a fool. And there is no messaging, no rebranding that will make that okay with most people.
Bush 41 lost to Clinton because he agreed to raise taxes in exchange for the Dem's promise to cut spending. Of course, they lied, spending wasn't cut, and he lost. The House Republicans recently agreed to raise taxes while Obama promised to cut spending. What happened? Taxes were raised, spending wasn't cut, and now Obama wants even more tax revenue. See a pattern here?

And speaking of elections, what's wrong with making sure only CITIZENS vote, as our laws require? The left gets all offended when voter ID is required, and for what reason? You have to show ID to fly, buy beer and cigarettes, go to the movies (if they're other than G rated), and enter government buildings and courthouses. Why not also to vote, because it's one of the biggest responsibilities we have as Americans, and must not be abused? Are you afraid your candidates can't win without illegal votes? Probably so, because history shows that the dead have voted heavily Democratic in Chicago and elsewhere for years.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118577 Feb 28, 2013
You canít accuse groups that donít exist of stealing elections and then spend millions making it difficult for anyone but rich, white men to vote.

Everything in your post is a lie and can't be proven.(Show us the voter fraud you're so certain is rampant). But, of course, you believe it because it justifies all the fascistic attacks by Republicans on the rights of minorities and students and the elderly to vote because they are more than likely to vote Democratic and not Republican.

But you won't be around much longer. Your party is bankrupt and falling apart. An increasing majority of Americans aren't being fooled any longer and aren't willing to listen to the fools who are taking control of the Republican party and conservative politics.

All you have left is gerrymandering, Citizens United and a television network whose prime demographic is dying off, not to be replaced by younger followers of the bigotry and hatred spewed by fox and Limbaugh and all the other little minions of trash from the fringes of the far right. A fringe looking more and more indistinguishable from plain old insanity.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#118580 Feb 28, 2013
joe wrote:
You canít accuse groups that donít exist of stealing elections and then spend millions making it difficult for anyone but rich, white men to vote.
Everything in your post is a lie and can't be proven.(Show us the voter fraud you're so certain is rampant). But, of course, you believe it because it justifies all the fascistic attacks by Republicans on the rights of minorities and students and the elderly to vote because they are more than likely to vote Democratic and not Republican.
But you won't be around much longer. Your party is bankrupt and falling apart. An increasing majority of Americans aren't being fooled any longer and aren't willing to listen to the fools who are taking control of the Republican party and conservative politics.
All you have left is gerrymandering, Citizens United and a television network whose prime demographic is dying off, not to be replaced by younger followers of the bigotry and hatred spewed by fox and Limbaugh and all the other little minions of trash from the fringes of the far right. A fringe looking more and more indistinguishable from plain old insanity.
Insanity is doing the wrong thing over and over again, such as reelecting incompetent leaders. Sound familiar?

Explain to me why people shouldn't have to show ID to prove they're eligible to vote, when nobody has a problem with people having to show ID to drive a car, buy a beer, or fly on a plane. Yet you and your fellow libs get hysterical when states attempt to ensure fair elections by requiring voter IDs, which is not unreasonable.

And stop crying about gerrymandering, the Democrats do it too, especially in New York where I live, where they control everything. This state is falling apart, and has been for years under their rule, and now the country is following suit. I hope you're happy.

You rejoice at America's changing demographics, but be careful what you wish for, because you may get it, and it won't be what you expect.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118582 Mar 7, 2013
FYI all you entitlement busters:

The debate over reform of Social Security and Medicare is taking place in a vacuum, without adequate consideration of fundamental facts.

These facts include the following: Two-thirds of Americans who are over the age of 65 depend on an average annual Social Security benefit of $15,168.36 for at least half of their income.

Currently, earned income in excess of $113,700 is entirely exempt from the 6.2 percent payroll tax that funds Social Security benefits (employers pay a matching 6.2 percent). 5.2 percent of working Americans make more than $113,700 a year. Simply by eliminating the payroll tax earnings cap ó and thus ending this regressive exemption for the top 5.2 percent of earners ó would, according to the Congressional Budget Office, solve the financial crisis facing the Social Security system.
nac

Patchogue, NY

#118583 Mar 7, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>If they "lied", so did Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and all the world's major intelligence services, who also spoke out against Saddam Hussein, and called for force against him. Considering that Saddam DID have and used WMDs against the Kurds, Shiites, and Iranian troops in the Iran-Iraq War, it was perfectly reasonable to believe that he still had them later on. Hindsight is always 20/20.
Regarding Afghanistan, that wasn't a "fake azz war" as you so eloquently put it. Bin Laden and Al Queda used Afghanistan as a base to plan and carry out 9/11 and other terrorist attacks, protected by the Taliban, so military action there was definitely necessary.
The Iraq war was sold to us as being about WMDs... but it wasn't about that at all. The reason that Saddam ended up hanging by thick rope was two-fold. Here is a history lesson that you won't get from CNN or Fox News...

First, 9/11 was still an open wound in this country. The war in Afghanistan wasn't giving the government any "bang for the buck" in terms of showing us that they were "solving the problem." Meanwhile, they had NO IDEA where OBL was, or even if he was still alive. They knew they weren't going to score any big points there.

Meanwhile... Saddam was flooding the market with oil in an attempt to pay off his country's debt. This was causing a decline in the price of oil... that p!ssed off everyone from the globalists running Exxon Mobil to the oil producing Arab nations. Everyone with skin in the oil game wanted him to curtail the flow of oil out of Iraq.

Our government seized the opportunity to kill two (or 3 or 4) birds with one stone... and headed for Baghdad.

Now, before all of the partisan knuckle-heads chime in... understand, this (like everything else) runs far deeper than the false left/right paradigm.

The US government saw an opportunity to take out a "bad guy" and score some political points at home, curry favor with other Arab nations, and make some oil profits for the elite (curry more favor) at the expense of some bloodshed and partisan bickering.

REALFACTS

Dallas, TX

#118584 Mar 7, 2013
"People may not know President Obama has cut the deficit each year"

Are you really that stupid ?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118585 Mar 8, 2013
REALFACTS wrote:
"People may not know President Obama has cut the deficit each year"
Are you really that stupid ?
So prove this wrong:

You canít say you care about the debt after blowing the surplus and swearing to all-powerful Grover that youíll never raise taxes.

You canít say youíre for a smaller government and then use the government to decide how many forced ultrasounds a woman has to endure to make a medical choice.

You canít say youíre for fiscal discipline and let Mitt Romney pay a lower tax rate than most nurses.

You canít say youíre for families and stop millions of Americans from getting the same access to marriage that you have.

You canít accuse groups that donít exist of stealing elections and then spend millions making it difficult for anyone but rich, white men to vote.

You canít say you love America and be unable to contain your hatred for the President, the First Lady and anyone who doesn't vote Republicans.

People may not know President Obama has cut the deficit each year heís been in office or that Ronald Reagan actually socialized medicine. But they get it when theyíre being treated like a fool. And there is no messaging, no rebranding that will make that okay with most people.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118586 Mar 8, 2013
We're just not interested in the facts, are we?

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) signed a bill into law on Friday that allows teachers to pack heat in classrooms, becoming the first state in the nation to do so.

Similar proposals have been considered in about two dozen states since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre last December, according to The New York Times.

Despite Republicansí insistence that making firearms more available reduces crime, a study released Wednesday by Boston Childrenís Hospital, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, finds that states with more restrictive gun laws have the fewest deaths as a result of gun violence.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118587 Mar 8, 2013
How Bush's Grandfather Helped Hitler's Rise To Power

Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/25/u...
REALFACTS

Dallas, TX

#118588 Mar 8, 2013
"We're just not interested in the facts, are we"?

Why sure we are. That's why we're waiting for you to tell us how Obama has reduced the deficit Einstein.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#118590 Mar 9, 2013
joe wrote:
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know you love fox news. They say it, you say it. What else is new?
Typical lib. When you can't respond to facts, just change the subject.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118591 Mar 10, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text> Typical lib. When you can't respond to facts, just change the subject.
Typical tea party chump, nothing to bring.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#118592 Mar 10, 2013
joe wrote:
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Typical tea party chump, nothing to bring.
How about some facts instead of insults for a change, if you're capable of doing so?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118593 Mar 10, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>How about some facts instead of insults for a change, if you're capable of doing so?
Were you insulting or complementing?
REALFACTS wrote:
"We're just not interested in the facts, are we"?
Why sure we are. That's why we're waiting for you to tell us how Obama has reduced the deficit Einstein.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118594 Mar 11, 2013
joe the cut-n-paste plagiarist wrote:
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So prove this wrong:
You canít say you care about the debt after blowing the surplus and swearing to all-powerful Grover that youíll never raise taxes.
You canít say youíre for a smaller government and then use the government to decide how many forced ultrasounds a woman has to endure to make a medical choice.
You canít say youíre for fiscal discipline and let Mitt Romney pay a lower tax rate than most nurses.
You canít say youíre for families and stop millions of Americans from getting the same access to marriage that you have.
You canít accuse groups that donít exist of stealing elections and then spend millions making it difficult for anyone but rich, white men to vote.
You canít say you love America and be unable to contain your hatred for the President, the First Lady and anyone who doesn't vote Republicans.
People may not know President Obama has cut the deficit each year heís been in office or that Ronald Reagan actually socialized medicine. But they get it when theyíre being treated like a fool. And there is no messaging, no rebranding that will make that okay with most people.
That's it, joe? Mindlessly plagiarizing some other mindless lib blog and passing it off as your own intellectual product?

http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/02/why-do-mor...

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