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 ... Read more
dem

Chicago, IL

#806518 Nov 16, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>shall i post the pay structure again for the top executives of a dying company? 300% pay raises?
Just think of the money they will make selling the brand.
Cha fkn Ching.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#806519 Nov 16, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
At least the Chinese are building newer, advanced cleaner coal plants.
China has vast regions with no electric service as do many under developed countries.
The planet has had eruptions for eons. Our climate & Atmosphere are based on it.
That doesn't mean we should add poisons & pollutants & greenhouse gases over & beyond it. When you do, you change both.
What suggestions might you present for considerations, in tapping the natural energy activity per randuhm volcanic erruptions?
dem

Chicago, IL

#806520 Nov 16, 2012
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>Moron. Moonbat is a slang for a liberal, idiot. You call me a liberal, and I'll slap your ars silly, libturd.
Calm down, gramps.
You'll shit your Depends.
dem

Chicago, IL

#806521 Nov 16, 2012
Even waxtard isn't a pusssccceee like gunner.

Hi, Gunner.
I know you're lurking.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#806522 Nov 16, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Watch your language.
Homer has feelings too.
He was a'tawrking about Homers buddy, Homer....and he just hadn't had the chance to get it to the various editing agencies first for thorough buerocraptic editing...where it's kinda a busy time of year for dem and all...however, the editing dept of the editors editing desk for editors called, and inquired if dem preferred blue or black ink, when editing, edits, for editing....
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#806523 Nov 16, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Just think of the money they will make selling the brand.
Cha fkn Ching.
maybe they can sell that sh1t to papa john...free order of twinkies to wash the taste of their shitty corporate "pizza" out of your mouth
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#806524 Nov 16, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Calm down, gramps.
You'll shit your Depends.
The moron can call me anything or say anything, just don't call me anything related to a Democrat or liberal. That to me, is the lowest form of human being.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#806525 Nov 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
That is a bit over the top. Dog humping parasite is as far as I go with describing Homer.
dems watching you peppy lol
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806526 Nov 16, 2012
The number of people living in poverty in the United States rose last year to 49.7 million, based on a new measure that provides a fuller picture of poverty than that previously reported by U.S. Census Bureau data. The revised poverty rate of 16.1 percent is up more than a percentage point from the 15 percent figure reported by the government in September.

Coming a little more than a week after the 2012 elections, the news that nearly one in six Americans is living in poverty received little attention in the media or from the Obama administration. Neither big-business party has any policies to alleviate growing poverty, which is exacerbated by entrenched unemployment and a sluggish economy.

The Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), devised a year ago, factors in expenses for food, clothing, shelter, utilities, health care and other essentials beyond what the previous official formula took into account. It includes in its income measure such government-provided benefits as Social Security, unemployment benefits and nutrition assistance.

The SPM figures released by the Census Bureau on Thursday show that while some households may have incomes above the poverty line, factors such as medical expenses are pushing increasing numbers into poverty. The new figures also indicate that the tepid job growth in the more than four years since the financial crisis has come mostly in the form of low-wage jobs that in many cases are not able to lift families out of poverty.

More than 15 percent of working-age adults, aged 18-64, lived in poverty in 2011. Among those with some form of employment, 9.4 percent fell below the poverty line. Those working less than full-time, year-round, saw an 18.5 percent poverty rate. A third of those working less than one week in the course of the year—16.2 million, or 33.5 percent—lived in poverty last year.

Based on the SPM, the poverty rates were dramatically higher for several segments of the population. The share of people 65 years and older living in poverty was 15.1 percent, nearly double the 8.7 percent figure according to the official measure. The single biggest economic burden on seniors is medical expenses that must be paid out of pocket.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#806527 Nov 16, 2012
dem wrote:
Even waxtard isn't a pusssccceee like gunner.
Hi, Gunner.
I know you're lurking.
and Peppy and Gunner, and Homer, are watching you dem.

GOD Bless America!
DEMOCRACY!
Wake Up Call

New York, NY

#806528 Nov 16, 2012
This Topic Is Dead. Long Live President Barack Obama!!
dem

Chicago, IL

#806529 Nov 16, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>maybe they can sell that sh1t to papa john...free order of twinkies to wash the taste of their shitty corporate "pizza" out of your mouth
And a five gallon bucket of soda.
Call it the 'Tea Bag Gut Buster.'
dem

Chicago, IL

#806530 Nov 16, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>He was a'tawrking about Homers buddy, Homer....and he just hadn't had the chance to get it to the various editing agencies first for thorough buerocraptic editing...where it's kinda a busy time of year for dem and all...however, the editing dept of the editors editing desk for editors called, and inquired if dem preferred blue or black ink, when editing, edits, for editing....
Bartender!
I'll have what flo is drinking.
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806531 Nov 16, 2012
In his first post-election press conference, President Barack Obama on Wednesday reiterated the claim that his focus in deficit-reduction talks with the Republicans is to provide jobs and help the struggling “middle class” recover from the economic crisis.

To this end, Obama declared, he is determined to reach a “balanced” compromise that will require the wealthy to “pay a little bit more.” In practical terms, that means, at most, slightly raising the income tax rates of the richest 2 percent of US households—those making more than $250,000 a year—by allowing the Bush-era tax cuts for this income group to expire on January 1st.

Obama spoke, as always in the vaguest terms, of the need to “reform” Medicare and other social entitlements. He made no mention of the scheduled expiration at the new year of federally funded extended unemployment benefits, a cruel cost-cutting measure that will, if implemented, deprive over 2 million jobless workers of cash assistance.

The real social and class interests served by the administration’s fiscal policy were indicated by the next item on the president’s calendar—a closed-door White House meeting with the CEOs of 12 of the biggest US corporations, including General Electric, Walmart, American Express, Honeywell, Ford, IBM, Pepsico and Chevron. This gathering of multi-millionaires was convened to ensure that the demands of the corporate elite for drastic cuts in social spending and further tax cuts for big business would be carried out.

Obama’s pretense of “fairness” and concern for working people, against the backdrop of the supposed looming disaster of the “fiscal cliff,” is a cynical sham. It is a cover for a calculated and ruthless assault on all that remains of the social reforms of the 20th century—most centrally, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security—combined with a restructuring of the tax system that will cut taxes for corporations and the rich and increase the tax burden on working people.

The far-reaching and reactionary substance of Obama’s social policy emerges very clearly in secret documents that were leaked last weekend relating to negotiations in the summer of 2011 between the White House and Republican House Speaker John Boehner over raising the US debt limit. In response to Republican demands for massive spending cuts in return for an agreement on raising the debt limit, Obama proposed a “grand bargain” to slash the federal deficit by $4 trillion over ten years through a combination of cuts in social programs and increased revenues from “comprehensive tax reform.”
Lord Fetch

Chicago, IL

#806532 Nov 16, 2012
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
The moron can call me anything or say anything, just don't call me anything related to a Democrat or liberal. That to me, is the lowest form of human being.
how about ancient f*cking retarded prick?

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#806533 Nov 16, 2012
moshx wrote:
<quoted text>13 was long ago but a great year 1974. That was the year I saved enough money working in the onion feilds to purchase my first hunting rifle a winchester bolt action 3030. Which I still have today.
Bar Mitzvah boy woks in onion "feilds" to buy fire arm = "winchester 3030"??? Nobody with half a wit and a modicum of wisdom could make this stuff up..."My son the doctor," no doubt. This shiska's calling Bullshit.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#806534 Nov 16, 2012
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Mooochele O looks like a cross between Esther Rolle and Mike Tyson , the fat ugly bitch has more ass than a water buffalo , she very well may be the "missing link" .
"RUSH10ME"
Now you are starting to sound like ignorant liberals, i.e. "brown eyes" attacking women they do not agree with. Why do they slur and demean? They have nothing else. They can not point to any positives coming from the administrati9on of president nobama so they get nasty. There is plenty to of ammo to go after the loser nobama, but his wife and children should be off limits, just as the wife of any political figures. Honest debate is one thing slurring and demeaning is another.
Peace
Trevanian

Waterbury, CT

#806536 Nov 16, 2012
In fact, the document, dated July 19, 2011, spells out an unprecedented assault on social welfare programs and a pro-corporate revamping of the tax system that would have been politically unthinkable for Republican presidents from Reagan to George W. Bush.

On Medicare, the document proposed reducing spending by “at least $250 billion” from 2012 to 2021 and “at least $800 billion” from 2022 to 2031. This would be achieved, in part, by “alteration of the eligibility age for Medicare” and “adjustments to premiums collected for services and benefits currently covered under Part B and Part D.” In other words, the eligibility age for Medicare health coverage would be raised and premiums for a range of hospital and clinical services as well as for drugs would be hiked.

On Social Security, the document proposed changing the formula for the consumer price index (CPI) as applied to cost-of-living increases in benefits so as to slash outlays by $112 billion over 10 years. The new CPI would also apply to veterans’ disability payments, cutting $24 billion.

The proposal further stipulated:“Reduce the 75-year estimated shortfall of the Social Security program by 0.7 percent… as a percentage of taxable payroll, with a balanced package of tax and benefit changes.” In plain English: increase payroll taxes and decrease benefits.

In addition to these sweeping cuts in the two most basic entitlement programs, the document spelled out a list of additional reductions, including:

* Civilian retirement, i.e., retirement benefits for civilian federal workers:$33 billion

* Military retirement:$11 billion

* TRICARE drug copayments/TRICARE for Life:$16 billion

* Postal reform:$16 billion

* Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation:$9 billion

* Flood insurance:$4 billion

* Agriculture subsidies/conservation programs:$33 billion

* Nutrition assistance:$2 billion

* Higher education:$10 billion.

On the tax side, the document proposed to “Enact reform that improves international competitiveness and increases incentives for companies to invest in the United States and succeed globally.” This is an open-ended formula for cutting business taxes and increasing profits through the decimation of social programs and the further impoverishment of the working class.

The document specifically endorsed cutting both corporate tax rates and individual income tax rates for the wealthy, with the injunction to “Reduce the number of individual and corporate income tax rates… reducing each rate to the lowest possible level consistent with the overall revenue target…”

This “get richer, quicker” scheme for the American ruling class, whether or not it is enacted in precisely the form outlined by the White House in July 2011, remains the basic agenda of Obama and the Democratic Party. This was underscored by William Daley, a former top executive at JPMorgan Chase who was White House chief of staff in the summer of 2011 and led the negotiations with Boehner and the Republicans.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#806537 Nov 16, 2012
When is someone going to explain how DC, although in VA, of the USA is actually it's own entity, to the likes of Hamas, Hezbollah, the PLO and other birds of a feather, that don't quite "get" HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS, so that Israel can see acknowledgement and peace for Jerusalem all the while allowing a peaceful existence for Tel Aviv as well?
Sanda Fawk

Palm Desert, CA

#806538 Nov 16, 2012
I'm so happy that my Pimp Daddy Barry is president again, even though I earn good money as a paralegal while attending college, every tax paying fool has to pay for my birth control and an occasional abortion, after all accidents do happen, Lol, Lol, ouch, it hurts too much to laugh, well it's Friday night again, it;s time to perfume my titties and scrub my stanky puss, I can hardly wait to go out and get laid, Thank You Barry for paying for my itchy but hungry man eating muffin.

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