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
carol

Orlando, FL

#804214 Nov 14, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You are all in denial. He was a big government spender, granted amnesty to millions of illegals, corporate deregulation. He singelhandedly started the demise of the middle class. When 99% of us eventually all work at Walmart, we can thank Reagan.
He unlike Obama also had the luxury to lower interest rates which helped more than anything to spur the economy.
You people live in a fantasy world with regards to Reagan.
He set the wheels in motion for a lot of the issues we face today.
Obama is another version of Carter. He will send us over the cliff too. Reagan can be blamed for overspending on defense during the Cold War - peace through strength - but he brought us out of a crippling economy.

Tax cuts weren't the reason for increased deficits. Spending was.

Democrats in Congress helped him overspend don't forget.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#804215 Nov 14, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>No, enlighten me. Nah, fck it, don't care.
You didn't stay calm for long.
carol

Orlando, FL

#804216 Nov 14, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, don't even get me started with abroad.
Glad you said "abroad" and not "a broad".
brown eyes

Vinton, VA

#804217 Nov 14, 2012
The south won't go anywhere without Virginia. Just a lot of hot air. Virginia is staying with President Obama, we are color blind in this state.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#804218 Nov 14, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, don't even get me started with abroad.
Which broad are you talking about?
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#804219 Nov 14, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Walmart has figured out how to be the largest recipient of redistribution of wealth. They collect sales tax and keep it; then instruct their underpaid parttime employees on how to qualify for medicaide.
Maybe you should stop working there.
NO more years

Waterbury, CT

#804220 Nov 14, 2012
I think you should send us the biggest transport plane you have, and take this thing to the Arctic or somewhere and drop it where it will never thaw.”– Lieutenant Dave in the Sci-Fi Classic,“The Blob”

With the confusion accompanying the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka Obamacare) and its on-going implementation, it has not been easy to discern its real meaning for those covered by it. Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates alike have kicked the disinformation machines into high gear. In what follows I will try to identify some of its ramifications.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have continued to periodically release estimates of the costs of PPACA. Their most recent cost estimates for current provisions in the legislation (July 2012) indicate that the insurance coverage provisions of Obamacare will have a net cost of $1.168 trillion from 2012-2022. Government projections usually underestimate costs. We were told that the war in Iraq would be essentially self-financing and that the banks only needed a few hundred billion to protect them from collapse. Many thousands of billions of dollars have been shoveled at both to date and the end is not in sight.

The CBO says that the new health care law raises taxes by more than $1 trillion. The individual mandate (which the CBO refers to as a “penalty tax”) will produce $55 billion in “penalty payments for uninsured individuals”. The “additional hospital insurance tax” is the largest tax increase in Obamacare and is projected to bring in $318 billion in new revenues. Supposedly, this tax mainly hits “high-income taxpayers”(individuals making over $125,000/year and households over $250,000/year). Other money comes from:“associated effects of coverage provisions on tax revenues”($216 billion); “reinsurance and risk adjustment collections”($184 billion); fees on certain manufacturers and insurers ($165 billion); “penalty payments by employers”($106 billion); “other revenue provisions”($87 billion); and, an excise tax (40%!) on high-premium insurance plans ($111 billion).

Americans are holding on to the fairy tale that someone else will be paying these taxes – those rich pharmaceutical and insurance companies, for instance. In fact, all costs will be passed along to consumers/patients in the form of higher premiums and higher costs for drugs and medical devices. According to the Cato Institute, the top 1% of income earners can expect tax hikes of up to $52,000/year, but the bottom 99% will also feel the pain – and lack the discretionary income to absorb the taxes.

There are at least twenty new taxes included in PPACA. Seven of them will directly impact the people whose taxes Obama promised not to raise: those making less than $250,000 per household. Below is a summary of the new taxes on the middle class:
carol

Orlando, FL

#804221 Nov 14, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You are free to leave the country any time you wish. When that time comes Homer will refer to you as a traitor as well. If I felt as strongly as you apparently do I would pack up my sh!t asap and move post haste.
Guess I'll have to ask you too. Who are you and where did you come from?

Why would you vote for a president who clearly had an interest in Marxism while growing up and as a young adult?

You really think that was just a passing phase?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#804222 Nov 14, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the right, no federal money has ever been spent prior to Obama taking office.
Nope, none.
That Marxist, Communist, Socialist and etc-ist Obama started handing out money when he started Welfare, & food stamps as he handed out free contraception & free abortions.
Did ya skip therapy this week?
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#804223 Nov 14, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Poll
Of these, what office would you like to see John Kerry hold during President Obama's second term?
Secretary of State
19%
1051 votes
Secretary of Defense
15%
842 votes
U.S. Senator
64%
3473 votes
| 5367 votes | Results
LOL
carol

Orlando, FL

#804224 Nov 14, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You are free to leave the country any time you wish. When that time comes Homer will refer to you as a traitor as well. If I felt as strongly as you apparently do I would pack up my sh!t asap and move post haste.
Unfortunately, I'm not going anywhere.

But I sure would like to sign one of those petitions in protest.

Then you can call me a traitor...or a patriot...whichever.
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#804225 Nov 14, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG, anything to get on tv. He seriously needs to go away.
Chuck Schumer has always been that way...much like Al Sharpton and Obama. LOL
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#804226 Nov 14, 2012
McCain and Lindsey Graham just completed a press conference in which they compared Benghazi to Watergate and Iran Contra, what they want is a Senate select committee to look into the Benghazi affair in order to "bring the truth to the American people."

McCain once again listed the questions that need to be answered and Graham dittoed. Well, they forgot the only question that actually matters__why was Stephens at the consulate on that particular day rather than safe and sound at the Embassy in Tripoli?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#804227 Nov 14, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
The south won't go anywhere without Virginia. Just a lot of hot air. Virginia is staying with President Obama, we are color blind in this state.
VA is definitely moving ahead faster than the rest of the southern states. Flack not withstanding.
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#804228 Nov 14, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought he died?
You must be thinking of Jean.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#804229 Nov 14, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Which broad are you talking about?
Take it easy parcheesi.
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Glad you said "abroad" and not "a broad".
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#804230 Nov 14, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess I'll have to ask you too. Who are you and where did you come from?
Why would you vote for a president who clearly had an interest in Marxism while growing up and as a young adult?
You really think that was just a passing phase?
All garbage, turn off Fox News already.

“Grow the power within yourself”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#804231 Nov 14, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Post-Pew poll: Fiscal cliff negotiations predicted to fail
But Republicans in Congress may face more public pressure to make concessions. Should negotiations break down to avoid the $500 billion rash of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, 53 percent are inclined to blame Republicans in Congress while 29 percent single out Obama.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...
Let it all collapse. There is NO interest from the liberals here (or other places) to get along with anyone else to begin with, so whether or not anyone is being "blamed" for not taking their pants off and sticking as much lube up there as possible is secondary.

The "republicans" who choose the above is not going to help society advance anyways and neither is the rest of the party. We need a NEW alternative. Let the liberals celebrate and stay intoxicated while they can. Still a few more weeks until 2013. Still enough time to shift assets it looks like.

So yes, seeing the gloating here, there is no reason for republicans to cave. If they do, the libs will say they caved to pressure and only did it for votes and if not they will rant and class-pander about it.

(Why idiot republicans keep smiling to the ones who spit them in the eye at any time is a mystery to me).

lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#804232 Nov 14, 2012
Carter wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe you should stop working there.
The people who shop there should refuse to pay sales tax. You're a dummy

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#804233 Nov 14, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
And that, Sister Kathyrn, is what scares the phooey out of the rest of us.
I just keep asking who are you people and where did you come from?
We're Americans, and we come from everywhere. From the country's earliest beginnings, that's kinda been the whole point.

If you've learned nothing else, you should have learned this much, carol.

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