Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771626 Oct 14, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>The Ambassador died from smoke inhalation. He was rushed to a local hospital via private automobile where he died some 6 hours later. He was never raped.
It was Gunner who posted from the Hezbollah news site that the ambassador was raped and sodomized. He's sick in the head, that kind of stuff turns him on.
Have you noticed the obsession with rape that the rightwingers have?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771627 Oct 14, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>As a rule I don't respond to fkstick, lying lunatics like you__but the Marine MSG was not assigned to combat duty in in Iraq.
The Marine Security Guards are are nice smooth faced boys who iron well along with shining that brass and those boots. They are enlisted men and commanded by enlisted men__the MSG is the only US Marine group where an enlisted man is referred to as commander. They do not carry weapons or ammo and don't even have fancy stuff on hand or even nearby, they're fkn bellboys pal__deal with it.
If Dumbrider was really a marine, he'd have know that.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771628 Oct 14, 2012
Republican Deficit Hypocrisy

Remember the Medicare drug benefit?

Bruce Bartlett

The human capacity for self-delusion never ceases to amaze me, so it shouldn't surprise me that so many Republicans seem to genuinely believe that they are the party of fiscal responsibility. Perhaps at one time they were, but those days are long gone.

This fact became blindingly obvious to me six years ago this month when a Republican president and a Republican Congress enacted the Medicare drug benefit, which former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker has called "the most fiscally irresponsible piece of legislation since the 1960s."

Recall the situation in 2003. The Bush administration was already projecting the largest deficit in American history--$475 billion in fiscal year 2004, according to the July 2003 mid-session budget review. But a big election was coming up that Bush and his party were desperately fearful of losing. So they decided to win it by buying the votes of America's seniors by giving them an expensive new program to pay for their prescription drugs.

Recall, too, that Medicare was already broke in every meaningful sense of the term. According to the 2003 Medicare trustees report, spending for Medicare was projected to rise much more rapidly than the payroll tax as the baby boomers retired. Consequently, the rational thing for Congress to do would have been to find ways of cutting its costs. Instead, Republicans voted to vastly increase them--and the federal deficit--by $395 billion between 2004 and 2013.

However, the Bush administration knew this figure was not accurate because Medicare's chief actuary, Richard Foster, had concluded, well before passage, that the more likely cost would be $534 billion. Tom Scully, a Republican political appointee at the Department of Health and Human Services, threatened to fire him if he dared to make that information public before the vote.(See this report by the HHS inspector general and this article by Foster.)

It's important to remember that the congressional budget resolution capped the projected cost of the drug benefit at $400 billion over 10 years. If there had been an official estimate from Medicare's chief actuary putting the cost at well more than that, then the legislation could have been killed by a single member in either the House or Senate by raising a point of order. Then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., later said he regretted not doing so.

Even with a deceptively low estimate of the drug benefit's cost, there were still a few Republicans in the House of Representatives who wouldn't roll over and play dead just to buy re-election. Consequently, when the legislation came up for its final vote on Nov. 22, 2003, it was failing by 216 to 218 when the standard 15-minute time allowed for voting came to an end.

What followed was one of the most extraordinary events in congressional history. The vote was kept open for almost three hours while the House Republican leadership brought massive pressure to bear on the handful of principled Republicans who had the nerve to put country ahead of party. The leadership even froze the C-SPAN cameras so that no one outside the House chamber could see what was going on.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/19/republican-b...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#771629 Oct 14, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>As a rule I don't respond to fkstick, lying lunatics like you__but the Marine MSG was not assigned to combat duty in in Iraq.
The Marine Security Guards are are nice smooth faced boys who iron well along with shining that brass and those boots. They are enlisted men and commanded by enlisted men__the MSG is the only US Marine group where an enlisted man is referred to as commander. They do not carry weapons or ammo and don't even have fancy stuff on hand or even nearby, they're fkn bellboys pal__deal with it.
Well, idiot, those MSGs are selected from the ranks of everyday Marine units before they are assigned embassy duty. They went everywhere and did everything every other Marine does. If you put weapons in their hands and told them to kill terrorists and Taliban and jihadists, it wouldn't be the first time they would have done that.

The next time you want to appear as if you know shitfromshinola, you should pick a subject you know something about.

Yup. Bellhops from hell, wouldn't you say?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#771630 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
He should remain silent, he's not the President.
"silly"
Ine is not required to be president to speak his/her mind. Particularly when the speak is truth.
Peace
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771631 Oct 14, 2012
Just to be clear, the Medicare drug benefit was a pure giveaway with a gross cost greater than either the House or Senate health reform bills how being considered. Together the new bills would cost roughly $900 billion over the next 10 years, while Medicare Part D will cost $1 trillion.

Moreover, there is a critical distinction--the drug benefit had no dedicated financing, no offsets and no revenue-raisers; 100% of the cost simply added to the federal budget deficit, whereas the health reform measures now being debated will be paid for with a combination of spending cuts and tax increases, adding nothing to the deficit over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/19/republican-b...
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#771632 Oct 14, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Wait...Biden already has claim to the nickname "Chuckles"
Biden's nicname is Uncle Plugs, you should know that.
That grin of his looks like some demonic animal.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771633 Oct 14, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Cause he volunteered you stupid fkn immigrant azzhole.
Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.

Where's Mitts tax returns?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771634 Oct 14, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"silly"
Ine is not required to be president to speak his/her mind. Particularly when the speak is truth.
Peace
Have you been hanging out in Kentucky?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#771635 Oct 14, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
It is also important to note, though one will not find it in the economists’ report, that much of the legislated increase in the deficit under President Obama resulted from tax cuts. According to the Congressional Budget Office, tax cuts in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 reduced revenues by $253 billion between 2009 and 2011 – about a third of the budgetary cost of the stimulus package.
Further tax cuts agreed to by President Obama in 2010 added another $354 billion to the deficit in 2011 and a similar amount this year. Thus about $1 trillion of the deficit since 2009 came from tax cuts.
Most economists believe that running large deficits during cyclical upturns is a bad idea because they overstimulate the economy when it’s not needed and thus sow the seeds of economic imbalances that lead to subsequent recessions. One can argue that George W. Bush’s budgetary profligacy was a major cause of the 2007-9 recession – the longest and deepest of the postwar era.
Even if one isn’t willing to go that far, it is apparent that had Mr. Bush reduced budget deficits rather than enlarging them through tax cuts and spending increases for wars, pork-barrel projects and a new entitlement program (Medicare Part D), the federal government would have had more fiscal ammunition available to fight the recession that President Obama inherited from President Bush.
Because of the large deficits Mr. Bush bequeathed Mr. Obama – on Jan. 8, 2009, the C.B.O. projected a deficit for the year of $1.3 trillion that didn’t include any Obama policies – Congress was deeply reluctant to enact a stimulus larger than $787 billion, even though President Obama’s economic advisers thought that one at least twice as large was necessary to turn the economy around. The opposition of every Republican to the 2009 stimulus was a major factor in its inadequate size.
By way of analogy, suppose you go to your doctor with an illness. He correctly diagnoses it and prescribes the right medicine, but for some reason you are given a dosage only half as large as required. The medicine was enough to improve your condition, but not enough to cure you. You remain sick although you feel better and will remain so until you finally get a full dosage of the proper medicine or your body is able to cure itself, which might take years.
Note that in this analogy the medicine was properly prescribed; only the dosage was wrong. It would be incorrect to blame the medicine because you are still sick.
The Republican economists nevertheless blame the medicine itself for the failure of the economy to respond to President Obama’s prescription.
But it was Republican policies during the Bush administration that brought on the sickness and Republicans in Congress who have denied the economy an adequate dosage of the cure. Now they want to implicitly blame President Obama for causing the recession and the failure of stimulus to fix the problem, asserting that fiscal stimulus is per se ineffective.
There is a word for this: chutzpah.
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/...
Please be specific.
What is the verbiage in the legislation that reduced taxes.
Who's taxes were reduced?
And, why did Obama reduce revenue at a time the debt was threatening our existence?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#771636 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
That is not charitable, that is money laundering to avoid taxes.
"silly"
Bullsh*t!!!!!
Peace
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#771637 Oct 14, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>__if the Benghazi mission needed security it would have had real security.
I think there is no "if" they needed more security. 4 dead people answered that.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#771638 Oct 14, 2012
The topix censors are on the job. "bullshiit" in their mind is inappropriate language. I'll probably have to change the spelling to "bullsh*t.
Peace
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771639 Oct 14, 2012
Arlen Spector died

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#771640 Oct 14, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>

Mr. Bush inherited a budget surplus of $236 billion from Mr. Clinton in 2000, which fell to $128 billion in 2001[9/11/2001]. By 2002, the federal government ran a budget deficit of $158 billion, which rose to $377 billion in 2003, and $413 billion in 2004. The deficit fell to $318 billion in 2005,$248 billion in 2006, and $161 billion in 2007, then shot up to $459 billion in 2008 [1 years after democrats took control of congress].
I put historical content in for ya.
SHADOW

Bulverde, TX

#771641 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
BFD, who cares?
No one on your side. It was the plan to run interference for pugs biden.
What do you think it was. Moderator hell. Martha was there to distract Ryan and help the pathetic VP.
Everyone is talking about how many times joe interupted Ryan and you need to count how many times Martha did and she changed the subject over and over when Ryan was trying to make a point.
Trouble with this whole sleazy mess is America watched it and it can't be denied or pushed under the carpet like the administration did with the deaths of our people.
lily you haven't changed one bit.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#771642 Oct 14, 2012
Jump from space is on. The person is doing his final checks.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#771643 Oct 14, 2012
Brokaw: 'Obama Is Going to Have to Answer For’ Exploding Budget Deficit On His Watch'

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#771644 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.
Where's Mitts tax returns?
Liberals...vote early, vote often.

At the IRS...why don't you write them a letter asking for them?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#771645 Oct 14, 2012
Bruce Springsteen to campaign for Obama in Ohio, Iowa

October 13, 2012|Jeff Mason | Reuters

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