Barack Obama, our next President

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"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 ...
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Return of the 47 percent: The right’s latest tax lie

Conservatives can't stop! A new Heritage study echoes Mitt's "47 percent" theme -- and gets facts and history wrong

I am amused to report that my former colleagues at the Heritage Foundation have lost none of their willingness to sacrifice truth to propaganda. The Heritage Foundation has published an “Index of Dependence on Government” by William W. Beach and Patrick Tyrrell that seeks to bolster Mitt Romney’s theme that at least 47 percent of Americans are parasitic, government-dependent “takers” rather than “makers”(hat tip to Thomas B. Edsall):

Today, more people than ever before depend on the federal government for housing, food, income, student aid, or other assistance once considered to be the responsibility of individuals, families, neighborhoods, churches, and other civil society institutions. The United States reached another milestone in 2010: For the first time in history, half the population pays no federal income taxes. It is the conjunction of these two trends — higher spending on dependence-creating programs, and an ever-shrinking number of taxpayers who pay for these programs — that concerns those interested in the fate of the American form of government.

What caught my eye in this latest piece of Heritage agitprop was this sentence: The United States reached a milestone in 2012 — or the first time in history, half the population pays no federal income taxes.

This is not just wrong. It is an error embarrassing enough to shame even a shameless propaganda mill like the Heritage Foundation.

Heritage implies that a majority of Americans paid federal income taxes throughout American history, presumably back to the 1790s. Nothing could be further from the truth. For much of American history, 100 percent of the population paid no federal income taxes, because there were none. And the federal income tax began to fall on the middle-class masses, not just the upper classes, only in the 1940s.

....From all of this it follows that if conservatives like the authors of the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Dependence of Government are sincere in their outrage about the growing number of nonpayers of federal income tax, they should praise President Franklin D. Roosevelt for turning the income tax, originally a tax on the economic elite, into a tax on the majority of Americans. And they should denounce Reagan, Gingrich, the Bushes and others for supporting tax credits that have eliminated millions of low-income Americans from liability for federal income tax payments.

Thus my proposed emendation:

The United States reached a milestone in 2012: For the first time since liberal New Deal Democrats justly extended income tax liability from the rich to the middle and working classes, half the population pays no federal income taxes, thanks to the misguided efforts of conservatives to increase the number of government-dependent nonpayers.

Something tells me that Heritage won’t print this correction.

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/20/return_of_the...
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Nov 27, 2012
 
Standards you say...

"..Sandra Fluke Is Nominated as TIME Mag’s Person of the Year."

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/perfe...
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the_rac_on_teur wrote:
Hope for Dem, Grey Ghost, Sonic etc...
'Pedophilia Is a Sexual Orientation'
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...
Pathologizing Conservatism

Is it an unfortunate evolutionary holdover, or the product of bad upbringing?

http://reason.com/archives/2004/10/20/patholo...

Maybe you can answer that question for us? Since Dem, Grey Ghost, and myself, aren't qualified as one can plainly see....

....."right-wing authoritarians are cognitively rigid, aggressive, and intolerant. They are characterized by steadfast conformity to group norms, submission to higher status individuals, and aggression toward out-groups and unconventional group members."
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Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>STRAW MAN ALERT, STRAW MAN ALERT!
Everybody needs to quit pulling their THONGS back and forth over this debt "smoke"!
NO nation in the HISTORY of this PLANET has EVER paid off it's "national debt"!
If one has please tell me which one and when they did it!
Why do you borrow? Finance luxury or necessity?

I'm debt free...in fact I know lots of folks who "paid" off their debt...

To not try is ignorant...
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Is anybody else noticing how the American public is getting used to $3.50-$4.00/gallon gas?

How unemployment around 8-10% is "normal"?

Amazing. Six years ago Princess Pelosi and the media were shrieking about the obvious collusion of the Evil GWBush and Evil Oil Companies because gasoline spiked above $4.00/gallon for a few months. Princess Pelosi wanted ANSWERS!

Eight years ago the unemployment rate was 6.3% and the Socialist/Dems were howling about the "worst recession since the Depression". Now that the rate has stabilized around 8% they crow about how GREAT things are going.
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RINO Hunters Fire Warning Shots At Republican Senate Candidates

After two disappointing election cycles, Republican leaders demanded that conservative groups end their war on electable primary candidates or risk handing the Senate to the Democrats in 2014. This week, the groups delivered their reply:“Nuts!”

Activists on the right launched a volley of criticism at the 2014’s first major Senate hopeful on Monday, Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV). Capito is considered a strong contender for the seat held by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), especially if he decides to retire, but her conservative detractors are demanding a purer candidate.

It’s all very reminiscent of the kind of primary fight a lot of Republicans are desperate to avoid after 2012’s Senate shellacking. But the groups who helped get candidates like Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin on the ballot this year say they’re ready to fight it out with the establishment again in 2014.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/she...
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the_rac_on_teur wrote:
Standards you say...
"..Sandra Fluke Is Nominated as TIME Mag’s Person of the Year."
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/perfe...
Excellent choice. Rushes War on Women backfired on the GOP.

“fairtax.org”

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Pat Travers: Boom Boom Out Go The Lights
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the_rac_on_teur wrote:
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Why do you borrow? Finance luxury or necessity?
I'm debt free...in fact I know lots of folks who "paid" off their debt...
To not try is ignorant...
Can't you read?

I am talking about NATIONAL DEBT!

TRY to keep up!

ME?

I been debt free since the bush years!

EVERYTHING I OWN is paid for.

We do not buy it if we do not have the money!

PAY AS YOU GO!
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Alloramadai wrote:
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Italian? Did I say that? Univ of Missouri? Never been there. What else would you like to know, sicko?
You have a stalker!!
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Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>Yes it was but you were too busy crying to notice.
I HATED that fuk, I lost my job BOTH times that bstd got "elected"!
NOW you are too busy CROWING about an illusory "victory" and threatening your fellow beings to notice that there is a TRAIN coming and we are ALL standing on the tracks!!!!
ANYBODY realize that if they don't "fix" the budget the ARMY, NAVY, Air Force and MARINES will NOT GET PAID come Jan 1.
No big deal RIGHT, cause you all hate the military, RIGHT???
Careful what you wish for....you just might get it!
Banner I saw in amongst my towns Christmas display this morning-

"All we want for Christmas is our JOBS back".

Kudos to the statement makers!!
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Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>What do Marines, Green Berets, Seals, etc. do after their enlistment is up? They're only trained to do one thing. Do they all become bar bouncers and hit men?
Many become cops, or become soldiers of fortune with Blackwater or whatever Eric Prince calls himself now

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Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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You have a stalker!!
Red head with short temper has friends with guns....

Jeez oh Pete - and the holiday season no less.

Morning!
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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Doing up a batch of deer chilli this weekend. Doing good and you?
Not too bad--fixing to try a new venison recipe soon myself :-).

“See how you are?”

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Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>STRAW MAN ALERT, STRAW MAN ALERT!
Everybody needs to quit pulling their THONGS back and forth over this debt "smoke"!
NO nation in the HISTORY of this PLANET has EVER paid off it's "national debt"!
If one has please tell me which one and when they did it!
The Untied States paid off all of its creditors during Jackson's presidency (January 1835)- and congress promptly went on a spending spree and we've been in debt ever since.

“wake up”

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Its a shame no one was around with a gun to stop the ghetto baby momma from killing her 3 year old child and throwing him in the trash.
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Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Evidently everybody! In the hood we call it what it is, ya'll entitled folks cal it antiques! Lol!
Okay--let's try it again--who has dolluhs to waste on dust collectors.
NOT us accountable folks that have PRIORITIES-like BILLS to pay lol.

(just don't touch the existing junk or I'll break yew fingas lol)

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ChromiuMan wrote:
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The Untied States paid off all of its creditors during Jackson's presidency (January 1835)- and congress promptly went on a spending spree and we've been in debt ever since.
Interesting fact. Where did the money come from for that?

“I'm here with bells on.”

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Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>Can't you read?
I am talking about NATIONAL DEBT!
TRY to keep up!
ME?
I been debt free since the bush years!
EVERYTHING I OWN is paid for.
We do not buy it if we do not have the money!
PAY AS YOU GO!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =73yFIyGIZaE

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TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Banner I saw in amongst my towns Christmas display this morning-
"All we want for Christmas is our JOBS back".
Kudos to the statement makers!!
In other words, they did not vote Republican.

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