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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New Yawk? I hope so. Not hiding anything; ask and I'll share. Just creepy having stuff posted that I didn't volunteer.

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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.
I missed your original post/story. Any reason? Would you mind posting link?

Poor child
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Nov 27, 2012
 
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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.
Thank you.

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One of these days...

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In other words, they did not vote Republican.
Anyone see Walmart strikers in their area? I did not venture out Black Friday - not something I've ever been interested in, so I don't know if our local store participated. Saw sales were not affected nation wide.

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Nov 27, 2012
 
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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.
Just think, we had a balanced budged....and then Bush was sworn in.

When will you right whiners ever ever ever ever ever ever admit that it was YOUR party that took us off the path of balanced budgets & onto the path of debt, deficits, unfunded wars, unfunded tax cuts,unfunded spending, unfunded record earmarks, a near financial meltdown, a housing collapse, and the worst recession on 80 years.
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The golden goose (the U.S. economy) is badly hurt. It needs resuscitation soon or it is going to get cooked (become another Greece). So what’s to be done? There are many ideas on how to revive the goose but what’s already been done hasn’t helped much. To arrive at an effective solution on how to help this particular goose, one must discover the reasons that initially caused and is still causing its problems.

The initial causes were finally spelled out clearly in the book, Reckless Endangerment, by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner: the quasi-government mortgage institutions, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Basically, they forced banks to loan mortgage money to people who could not repay them, and they did this because of the amendments to the Community Reinvestment Act that President Clinton pushed through and that Representative Barney Frank and Senator Chris Dodd, as Committee Chairmen in the House and Senate in 2006 would not allow to be changed to make them fiscally sound.

But that’s “water under the bridge” so to speak, or is it?

The Dodd-Frank bill which was supposed to add regulations mostly on banks to prevent the economic downturn from happening again, does not even address Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It does ensure the failure of small community banks by placing reporting burdens on them that only large banks could afford to comply with and making the penalties to banks so severe (the government would take over the bank) that banks are afraid to make loans. But Dodd-Frank is just one minor peg in the goose’s coffin.

Other factors hurting our goose is Obamacare which is slowly going into effect (postponed until AFTER the November election). Obamacare affects everyone in the United States. The President said it was based on Romney-care, or the medical insurance system put into place under then-Massachusetts-governor Mitt Romney. Romney-care, however, only affected the 8% of Massachusettes residents who were not covered by medical insurance.

Then there’s the huge increase in deficit spending which is quickly bankrupting the U.S. and thrusting a knife in the heart of the goose. Positive, job-creating actions, like the Keystone Pipeline , which would also provide much-needed oil, with the job killing decision delayed until after Obama's re-election, as Canada makes a deal with China and starts the pipeline going west to the Pacific ocean where China will take it in oil tankers to its homeland.

I could go on and on and on, but I think you have the idea…policy after policy, each hurting the economy, is fatally hurting our friend, the golden goose. If things are not turned around soon , this goose will be cooked.

But as Obama and the Dems put it, voters have given him a "Mandate" to kill the golden goose. Cause as much he raises taxes, he will continue to waste and overspend with four more years of NOT fixing the economy and blaming everyone but himself and his failed policies.

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Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Many become cops, or become soldiers of fortune with Blackwater or whatever Eric Prince calls himself now
Sadly, some become my patients/clients.

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Hope for Dem, Grey Ghost, Sonic etc...
'Pedophilia Is a Sexual Orientation'
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...
WTF..pedophilia should be considerd a capitol offence and offenders should be executed .
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Obama Shouldn’t Back Down Vs. the GOP

Elections are supposed to have consequences. So why does the GOP think it can strong-arm the president into compromising on entitlements without first giving in on taxes?

The party that lost the election—lost the presidency, lost Senate seats, and yes, held on to the House, but lost seats there, too—doesn’t get to dictate terms.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11...
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<quoted text> WTF..pedophilia should be considerd a capitol offence and offenders should be executed .
Unfortunately, our society is moving in the direction of accepting all deviant behavior. It is a progressive tendency, which is why groups like the ACLU have defended the rights of those who wish to view pornagraphy on a public library computer. It is the direction they want to lead our society in, and next will be beastiality marriages or promoting the agenda and rights of the Man Boy Organization as normal.
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Mike R wrote:
The golden goose (the U.S. economy) is badly hurt. It needs resuscitation soon or it is going to get cooked (become another Greece). So what’s to be done? There are many ideas on how to revive the goose but what’s already been done hasn’t helped much. To arrive at an effective solution on how to help this particular goose, one must discover the reasons that initially caused and is still causing its problems.
The initial causes were finally spelled out clearly in the book, Reckless Endangerment, by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner: the quasi-government mortgage institutions, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Basically, they forced banks to loan mortgage money to people who could not repay them, and they did this because of the amendments to the Community Reinvestment Act that President Clinton pushed through and that Representative Barney Frank and Senator Chris Dodd, as Committee Chairmen in the House and Senate in 2006 would not allow to be changed to make them fiscally sound.
But that’s “water under the bridge” so to speak, or is it?
The Dodd-Frank bill which was supposed to add regulations mostly on banks to prevent the economic downturn from happening again, does not even address Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It does ensure the failure of small community banks by placing reporting burdens on them that only large banks could afford to comply with and making the penalties to banks so severe (the government would take over the bank) that banks are afraid to make loans. But Dodd-Frank is just one minor peg in the goose’s coffin.
Other factors hurting our goose is Obamacare which is slowly going into effect (postponed until AFTER the November election). Obamacare affects everyone in the United States. The President said it was based on Romney-care, or the medical insurance system put into place under then-Massachusetts-governor Mitt Romney. Romney-care, however, only affected the 8% of Massachusettes residents who were not covered by medical insurance.
Then there’s the huge increase in deficit spending which is quickly bankrupting the U.S. and thrusting a knife in the heart of the goose. Positive, job-creating actions, like the Keystone Pipeline , which would also provide much-needed oil, with the job killing decision delayed until after Obama's re-election, as Canada makes a deal with China and starts the pipeline going west to the Pacific ocean where China will take it in oil tankers to its homeland.
I could go on and on and on, but I think you have the idea…policy after policy, each hurting the economy, is fatally hurting our friend, the golden goose. If things are not turned around soon , this goose will be cooked.
But as Obama and the Dems put it, voters have given him a "Mandate" to kill the golden goose. Cause as much he raises taxes, he will continue to waste and overspend with four more years of NOT fixing the economy and blaming everyone but himself and his failed policies.
Reckless Endangerment?

LMAO

Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.

"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...

So what page in that book would we find that?

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Mike R wrote:
The golden goose (the U.S. economy) is badly hurt. It needs resuscitation soon or it is going to get cooked (become another Greece). So what’s to be done? There are many ideas on how to revive the goose but what’s already been done hasn’t helped much. To arrive at an effective solution on how to help this particular goose, one must discover the reasons that initially caused and is still causing its problems.
The initial causes were finally spelled out clearly in the book, Reckless Endangerment, by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner: the quasi-government mortgage institutions, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Basically, they forced banks to loan mortgage money to people who could not repay them, and they did this because of the amendments to the Community Reinvestment Act that President Clinton pushed through and that Representative Barney Frank and Senator Chris Dodd, as Committee Chairmen in the House and Senate in 2006 would not allow to be changed to make them fiscally sound.
But that’s “water under the bridge” so to speak, or is it?
The Dodd-Frank bill which was supposed to add regulations mostly on banks to prevent the economic downturn from happening again, does not even address Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It does ensure the failure of small community banks by placing reporting burdens on them that only large banks could afford to comply with and making the penalties to banks so severe (the government would take over the bank) that banks are afraid to make loans. But Dodd-Frank is just one minor peg in the goose’s coffin.
Other factors hurting our goose is Obamacare which is slowly going into effect (postponed until AFTER the November election). Obamacare affects everyone in the United States. The President said it was based on Romney-care, or the medical insurance system put into place under then-Massachusetts-governor Mitt Romney. Romney-care, however, only affected the 8% of Massachusettes residents who were not covered by medical insurance.
Then there’s the huge increase in deficit spending which is quickly bankrupting the U.S. and thrusting a knife in the heart of the goose. Positive, job-creating actions, like the Keystone Pipeline , which would also provide much-needed oil, with the job killing decision delayed until after Obama's re-election, as Canada makes a deal with China and starts the pipeline going west to the Pacific ocean where China will take it in oil tankers to its homeland.
I could go on and on and on, but I think you have the idea…policy after policy, each hurting the economy, is fatally hurting our friend, the golden goose. If things are not turned around soon , this goose will be cooked.
But as Obama and the Dems put it, voters have given him a "Mandate" to kill the golden goose. Cause as much he raises taxes, he will continue to waste and overspend with four more years of NOT fixing the economy and blaming everyone but himself and his failed policies.
Enlightening information. I'm interested in what you would propose. Health care is a major concern in our country. Is there another solution? I've spent much time working in the ER; by law we cannot turn people away if they do not have insurance. So, their uninsured care is either covered by charitable donations to the hospital, attempted to be collected by the hospital, or written off/absorbed into the hospital's profit. I live in a community with a population of just over 11,000, median income of $30,000. I can't imagine the hospital has that great of a profit margin. Our major employer is a maximum security state forensic facility, a community college, Tyson Food, and Walmart. The rest are farmers and ranchers who have suffered with a horrific drought.

And, the Governor doesn't want to expand Medicaid.

“fairtax.org”

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THE Folded NAPKIN...A TRUCKERS STORY

You all should take a minute and read this story. True or no it brings the true spirit of humans.

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I missed your original post/story. Any reason? Would you mind posting link?
Poor child
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/27/ohio-mot...
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Obama Shouldn’t Back Down Vs. the GOP
Elections are supposed to have consequences. So why does the GOP think it can strong-arm the president into compromising on entitlements without first giving in on taxes?
The party that lost the election—lost the presidency, lost Senate seats, and yes, held on to the House, but lost seats there, too—doesn’t get to dictate terms.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11...
I agree Republicans should just get out of the Way!!
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Sadly, some become my patients/clients.
No doubt; are you a psych nurse?
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A Primer for Rich Donors Who Got Taken to the Cleaners by Republican Consultants

....you rich donors funded a bunch of Super PACs that spent a lot of money on ads, making killer commissions for the ad guys, did a lot of mail that made killer commissions for the mail guys, and did a lot of technology smoke and mirror baloney that made you feel like you were reaching persuadable, when really you were peeing money down a rat hole.

You got played.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/27/a-primer-f...
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Alloramadai wrote:
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Enlightening information. I'm interested in what you would propose. Health care is a major concern in our country. Is there another solution? I've spent much time working in the ER; by law we cannot turn people away if they do not have insurance. So, their uninsured care is either covered by charitable donations to the hospital, attempted to be collected by the hospital, or written off/absorbed into the hospital's profit. I live in a community with a population of just over 11,000, median income of $30,000. I can't imagine the hospital has that great of a profit margin. Our major employer is a maximum security state forensic facility, a community college, Tyson Food, and Walmart. The rest are farmers and ranchers who have suffered with a horrific drought.
And, the Governor doesn't want to expand Medicaid.
Texas will soon become a swing state; on the road to blue.
When you think of all the millions that went to finance these campaigns and what that money could have been used for, it's sickening.

“See how you are?”

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Interesting fact. Where did the money come from for that?
The government owned a lot of land, especially after the Louisiana Purchase. They sold it to private citizens and at the same time Jackson blocked every spending bill he could. In 1835 the debt was paid and there was a surplus. Jackson had dissolved the National Bank, so the extra was divided among the states and was completely spent (and then some) in a year - which was a major cause of the 6 year depression that started in 1837.

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