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

Since: Dec 10

Selden, NY

#779037 Oct 21, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>AFRAID, WE WON'T STAND UP TO MITT ROMNEY'S OUTSOURCING....can you ignore this? www.bainport.com
Go blew you have to realize Romney isn't the pioneer of job outsourcing. Outsourcing is a phenomena started by the big three in Detroit.

He was operating within the rules and practices of modern business, I’m not saying I favor that. My point is he shouldn't get the credit for starting the practice.

That being said I think we would prosper with someone in the White House that is able to grow a business. Obviously he will not look to send jobs over seas. As it is now jobs are moving at a rapid rate from virtually every industry, not just from the companies he has had a hand in turning around.

With Mr. Oslowdown in the White House the needle hasn't moved at all in 3 plus years-we need a change and fast!

The novelty is gone!

Our next President should go in based on ability not because he is black!

“GONE FISHING”

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#779038 Oct 21, 2012
The Republican Romney Plan to Destroy the American Economy Forever

Fox's Stuart Varney claimed that the result of the French presidential election showed that French voters "want to go backwards" because they are saying "no more austerity." But experts have said that European austerity measures have not improved the economic situation and have warned against similar measures in the United States.

Fox Reacts To French Election By Touting European Fiscal Austerity Measures

Fox's Varney: Election Is "Not Good News" And A "Danger Signal For America" Because Voters Said "No More Of This Austerity." On the May 7 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, Fox Business host Stuart Varney claimed that Francois Hollande's victory in the France's presidential election is "not good news" because French voters "think they can grow by more government spending even though they've got no money." From Fox & Friends:

GRETCHEN CARLSON (co-host): It seems that French President Nicolas Sarkozy voted out of office in favor of Francois Hollande, a socialist who wants to raise taxes on corporations and the rich. So what does it mean for the United States' economy? Stuart Varney is here to explain. Good morning.

VARNEY: It's not good news. This is, in fact, a danger signal for America. Look, the Europeans are saying, "Hey, no mas. No more of these cuts, please. No more of this austerity." The Greeks say we're finished with this bailout. We can't handle this bailout, and the French, as you just pointed out, they want to tax the rich. They think that they can grow by more government spending even though they've got no money. Even though they have to borrow a ton more money, they think that borrow it and spend it that the government will get them out of trouble. It's exactly the same in America. That's what we think here.
Later in the segment, Varney warned that "President Obama wants another stimulus program. More government spending to get the economy going. The danger signal is the writing on the wall. We're going the same way as Europe is going."

“GONE FISHING”

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#779039 Oct 21, 2012
So when you translate that to over here, it means that slow there means probably slowdown here. It means there's less confidence in the global economy, that's not good news for America. And because we are going down the same road, it points into which direction we are going in, and that is a slowdown.

But Experts Have Said Austerity Measures Are Not Improving The European Economy And Warn Against Similar Measures In The U.S.

Krugman: European Economic Problems Are "A Failure ... Of The Austerity Doctrine." In a January 29 New York Times column titled "The Austerity Debacle," Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman noted that "Britain is doing worse this time than it did during the Great Depression" and that "Italy is also doing worse than it did in the 1930s." Krugman attributed both of these situations to the "failure, in particular, of the austerity doctrine that has dominated elite policy discussion both in Europe and, to a large extent, in the United States for the past two years." From The New York Times:

Last week the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, a British think tank, released a startling chart comparing the current slump with past recessions and recoveries. It turns out that by one important measure -- changes in real G.D.P. since the recession began -- Britain is doing worse this time than it did during the Great Depression. Four years into the Depression, British G.D.P. had regained its previous peak; four years after the Great Recession began, Britain is nowhere close to regaining its lost ground.

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#779040 Oct 21, 2012
We have now had almost two years to evaluate the effects of the UK's austerity policy, which is longer than most governments get to test the results of their policy experiments. After all, President Obama got his head handed to him in the November 2010 elections, which were just 20 months after the passage of his stimulus package.

It sure looks like the austerity critics won this one. While interest rates have remained low in the UK, this has been true of every wealthy country with its own currency, regardless of whether or not it was pursuing an austerity path.

The UK economy does not appear to have done any better in terms of the rest of the picture. If austerity boosted business leaders' animal spirits, it is not showing up in the data. Nearly every component of the private sector has contracted over the past two quarters with construction leading the way, falling at a 0.8 per cent annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2011 and a 12.0 per cent rate in the first quarter of this year.

But there are many people in positions of power who want to push austerity for reasons that have nothing to do with economic growth - and they are prepared to lie, cheat, and steal to advance this agenda. For this reason, however much we may sympathise with the people of the UK for their suffering, we should be thankful that they have given us such a beautiful example of how austerity wrecks an economy.[Al Jazeera, 5/1/12]

Former WH Economist Jared Bernstein: Austerity "Doesn't Work Here, It Doesn't Work In Europe, It Doesn't Work For State And Local Governments." In a May 4 Rolling Stone blog post, Jared Bernstein, a former White House economist and current Center on Budget and Policy Priorities senior fellow, wrote that austerity "doesn't work here, it doesn't work in Europe, it doesn't work for state and local governments." From Rolling Stone:

This just in: AUSTERITY DOESN'T WORK!
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Liberal And Proud

United States

#779041 Oct 21, 2012
Give Romney the boot in november 6.

Vote Obama-Biden 2012-2016

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#779042 Oct 21, 2012
Can true Americans ignore Bain Capital's outsourcing of Sensata Technologies of Freeport, Illinois, this week?... www.bainport.com

“Always wear your makeup!”

Since: Jul 12

Syracuse, NY

#779043 Oct 21, 2012
http://www.examiner.com/article/if-the-polls-...

In another article, Ann Romney talks about post election loss.
fred

Milford, CT

#779044 Oct 21, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Really Paulie? When the Republicans had control of the White House, both houses of Congress and a friendly Supreme Court just what did they do about abortion? Nothing because it's too valuable a wedge issue to attract idiots like you.
Roe v Wade was decided by a Court dominated by Republican appointed justices.
America catcheds up to fred and realizes the GM bailout was really a UAW union payoff

The Fiscal Times
Obama’s Auto Bailout Was Really a Hefty Union Payoff
By LIZ PEEK, The Fiscal Times
October 17, 2012

In the secon

In the second presidential debate, Mr. Obama attacked early on, saying,“Governor Romney said we should let Detroit go bankrupt.”

Note to Obama fans: GM did go bankrupt – filing for Chapter 11 protection against its creditors on June 1, 2009. It’s what happened next that the president can take credit for – a handout of $49.5 billion in taxpayer money to GM, some $27 billion of which remains outstanding, and another $17 billion to its financial arm Ally Financial, which still owes $14.7 billion.

Where did that money go? Mainly, it went to paying off debts owed by GM and Chrysler, and – in an historic distortion of our bankruptcy proceedings – to securing the pensions and livelihoods of UAW workers. It turns out the real debt was that of Mr. Obama to organized labor, which had ponied up some $400 million to help him defeat John McCain.

Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2012/10...


Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2012/10...

“GONE FISHING”

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#779045 Oct 21, 2012
A new poll in the United States shows that Americans are still deeply frustrated at the slow pace of the economic recovery. That's understandable. Unemployment stays stubbornly high. But I was just in Europe, and they think America is booming.

Consider this: the U.S. economy is on track to grow between 2 and 3 percent this year. In Europe, by contrast, half the eurozone economies are going to actually shrink this year - and not one major European country will grow over 1%.

Consider that data we started with. The U.S. economy, which received monetary and fiscal stimulus, will grow at well over 2% this year. European economies that have followed the path of cutting spending and raising taxes to reduce deficits are finding themselves in a downward spiral: cutting spending means laying off people, which means less demand for good[s] and services, which means the economy shrinks, which - ironically - means lower tax revenues and thus larger budget deficits.

Take a look at Britain. Britain has followed a brave austerity plan, cutting government spending across the board and raising taxes. The result, British growth has stalled; the economy will grow barely 0.8% this year. And while its budget deficit was predicted to be under 13 billion dollars in February, it was in fact 24 billion dollars for that month alone.

After its austerity programs, Spain has hit 20% unemployment - 50% youth unemployment - and now has a much larger budget deficit than projected.

Europe needs structural reforms that will cut spending over the long term - by raising retirement ages and cutting benefits. But it also needs pro-growth reforms that open up its labor market. But most importantly for now it needs to stop imposing austerity in a depressed economy and learn from something from the example across the Atlantic.
PDUPONT

Chester, MA

#779046 Oct 21, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Because a lot of women think like men when it comes to important stuff like jobs and the economy and aren't obsessed with their reproductive organs instead or an imaginary war that doesn't exist.
Sure stupid, the war on women is just a figment of the imagination. We have legislation like the Blunt Amendment which would allow employers to deny contraceptive coverage because of their own moral views. The GOP has come out against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. They've opposed equal pay legislation. They've come out against Planned Parenthood which provides essential health screenings for low income and uninsured women. They've even attempted to redefine rape.
What legislation has your darling GOP put forth that actually puts people to work? None.
Are you really that dumb?
Bad Economy

Williamson, WV

#779047 Oct 21, 2012
I ask you, are you better of today than four years ago and will you be better off fours years from now than you are today ?? Our # 1 security threat is POOR ECONOMY. For the sake of my country, children and grandchildren,
I WILL VOTE ROMNEY-RYAN.
PDUPONT

Chester, MA

#779048 Oct 21, 2012
carol wrote:
Oh, and a leader who will actually work with the opposition will be a nice change too.
Obama did try that you clueless twit but the GOP isn't interested in doing anything to improve the economy and bit his hand each and every time it was extended.

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

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#779049 Oct 21, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure stupid, the war on women is just a figment of the imagination. We have legislation like the Blunt Amendment which would allow employers to deny contraceptive coverage because of their own moral views. The GOP has come out against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. They've opposed equal pay legislation. They've come out against Planned Parenthood which provides essential health screenings for low income and uninsured women. They've even attempted to redefine rape.
What legislation has your darling GOP put forth that actually puts people to work? None.
Are you really that dumb?
Carol is a fox sheep not a woman... When will you learn you can't educate farm animals.
You just lead them where you want them to go or slaughter them for food...
fred

Milford, CT

#779050 Oct 21, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure stupid, the war on women is just a figment of the imagination. We have legislation like the Blunt Amendment which would allow employers to deny contraceptive coverage because of their own moral views. The GOP has come out against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. They've opposed equal pay legislation. They've come out against Planned Parenthood which provides essential health screenings for low income and uninsured women. They've even attempted to redefine rape.
What legislation has your darling GOP put forth that actually puts people to work? None.
Are you really that dumb?
Planned Parenthood is an abortion mill. Killing babies is not a health service.

Mandating Catholics to pay for abortion violates the First Amendment.

The Kenyan's free contraceptives is a transparent billion dollar vote buying scheme.

Sandra Fluke campaign stop in Reno draws TEN people!

VIDEO...
fred

Milford, CT

#779051 Oct 21, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama did try that you clueless twit but the GOP isn't interested in doing anything to improve the economy and bit his hand each and every time it was extended.
The Kenyan has one policy goal: to raise taxes.

Tea Party says NO!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#779052 Oct 21, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
fred and the Tea Party thinks the definition traditional marriage should be defended. The facts are in. A consensus has formed. Kids are better off in traditional homes.
The Kenyan mau mau undermines traditional marriage because his commie bigamist drunken Muslim sperm donor and drug addled hippie slut mother abandoned him twice. Also because dependent single fluker sluts vote communist.
The tea party is helping Democrats

There are those who say that the tea party is fading in influence, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the movement is on the cusp of achieving what once seemed nearly impossible: keeping the Senate Democratic.

A year ago, famed political handicapper Charlie Cook gave Republicans a 60 percent to 70 percent likelihood of capturing control of the Senate; now, he tells me the likelihood of it remaining Democratic is 60 percent.

The switch in fortunes can be attributed to many causes — a slate of lackluster Republican candidates high among them — but one thing is beyond serious dispute: If not for a series of tea party upsets in Republican primaries, the Republicans would be taking over the Senate majority in January.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...

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#779053 Oct 21, 2012
Bad Economy wrote:
I ask you, are you better of today than four years ago and will you be better off fours years from now than you are today ?? Our # 1 security threat is POOR ECONOMY. For the sake of my country, children and grandchildren,
I WILL VOTE ROMNEY-RYAN.
This bullshit was brought to you by TEABAG HICKS FOR SPARE CHANGE
PDUPONT

Chester, MA

#779054 Oct 21, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
America catcheds up to fred and realizes the GM bailout was really a UAW union payoff
The Fiscal Times
Obama’s Auto Bailout Was Really a Hefty Union Payoff
By LIZ PEEK, The Fiscal Times
October 17, 2012
In the secon
In the second presidential debate, Mr. Obama attacked early on, saying,“Governor Romney said we should let Detroit go bankrupt.”
Note to Obama fans: GM did go bankrupt – filing for Chapter 11 protection against its creditors on June 1, 2009. It’s what happened next that the president can take credit for – a handout of $49.5 billion in taxpayer money to GM, some $27 billion of which remains outstanding, and another $17 billion to its financial arm Ally Financial, which still owes $14.7 billion.
Where did that money go? Mainly, it went to paying off debts owed by GM and Chrysler, and – in an historic distortion of our bankruptcy proceedings – to securing the pensions and livelihoods of UAW workers. It turns out the real debt was that of Mr. Obama to organized labor, which had ponied up some $400 million to help him defeat John McCain.
Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2012/10...
Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2012/10...
Yeah Paulie " stupido come un mattone" Izzo, I'd change the subject too if I was getting my ass kicked on facts too.
Get ready for another.
The unions had by 2009 already made major concessions in order to help the companies restructure: Among other things, they agreed to a two-tier pay scale, changes to retiree health benefits, and changing work rules that had protected union jobs. Those changes helped the automakers reduce their hourly labor costs by nearly a third.
Then, during the bankruptcy, the unions agreed to further concessions still, on pay, vacations, job security, health benefits, and work rules. As a result, traditional Chrysler and GM hourly employees have seen no annual raises since 2003 and will see no raises until at least 2015, when they bargain the next contract.
The concessions on retiree health benefits concession were particularly significant. With health costs crippling the companies, the unions had agreed in 2007 to let the auto companies hand responsibility for benefits off to a union-managed trust fund. The idea was that the companies would put money into them – albeit at a discount of less than 70 cents on the dollar (in other words, about two-thirds or less of what the auto companies would have owed to retirees otherwise). The unions, in turn, would shoulder the risk of increasing health care costs, investment returns and benefit portfolios.
www.tnr.com/.../romney-attacks-obama-gm-chrys... ...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#779056 Oct 21, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
America catcheds up to fred and realizes the GM bailout was really a UAW union payoff
The Fiscal Times
Obama’s Auto Bailout Was Really a Hefty Union Payoff
By LIZ PEEK, The Fiscal Times
October 17, 2012
In the secon
In the second presidential debate, Mr. Obama attacked early on, saying,“Governor Romney said we should let Detroit go bankrupt.”
Note to Obama fans: GM did go bankrupt – filing for Chapter 11 protection against its creditors on June 1, 2009. It’s what happened next that the president can take credit for – a handout of $49.5 billion in taxpayer money to GM, some $27 billion of which remains outstanding, and another $17 billion to its financial arm Ally Financial, which still owes $14.7 billion.
Where did that money go? Mainly, it went to paying off debts owed by GM and Chrysler, and – in an historic distortion of our bankruptcy proceedings – to securing the pensions and livelihoods of UAW workers. It turns out the real debt was that of Mr. Obama to organized labor, which had ponied up some $400 million to help him defeat John McCain.
Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2012/10...
Read more at http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2012/10...
Mitt Romney's Bailout Bonanza

But Romney has done a good job of concealing, until now, the fact that he and his wife, Ann, personally gained at least $15.3 million from the bailout—and a few of Romney’s most important Wall Street donors made more than $4 billion. Their gains, and the Romneys’, were astronomical—more than 3,000 percent on their investment.

It all starts with Delphi Automotive, a former General Motors subsidiary whose auto parts remain essential to GM’s production lines. No bailout of GM—or Chrysler, for that matter—could have been successful without saving Delphi. So, in addition to making massive loans to automakers in 2009, the federal government sent, directly or indirectly, more than $12.9 billion to Delphi—and to the hedge funds that had gained control over it.

http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-... #
AmericanMan

Russellville, KY

#779057 Oct 21, 2012
Bad Economy wrote:
I ask you, are you better of today than four years ago and will you be better off fours years from now than you are today ?? Our # 1 security threat is POOR ECONOMY. For the sake of my country, children and grandchildren,
I WILL VOTE ROMNEY-RYAN.
I wonder while coming out of the Great Depression of 1929 if Repubs back then were the same as now? What Depression? There was a Depression? Why aren't all these people back to work? Are you better off now in 1933 than you were in 1929? It's all Roosevelt's fault you know. He should have fixed all this the first week in office.
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There was a reason Roosevelt was elected Democratic President for 4 terms. America back then realized it was the Republicans and the Rich that created the 1929 Depression and did not want a repeat. Only wish everyone realized the same today.

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