Barack Obama, our next President

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ra_con_teur

Blanchard, OK

#813912 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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look at again after you read this.....
At the county level, the Moocher Myth is more intriguing. The Census Bureau counts federal dollars in five broad categories: retirement and disability payments, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, grants, and other direct payments. In 2004 -- the last year the Tax Foundation calculated the tax burden per county -- the counties that received the most per person in retirement or grants had higher vote margins for Democrat John Kerry.
But the counties that received the highest per-capita spending in the category “other direct payments” voted for George W. Bush.“Other direct payments” includes Medicaid, food stamps, crop subsidies, housing assistance and many other programs that people generally think of as “welfare.”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/blam...
Who wrote that article...

He's a professor at Dartmouth....

I wonder what his ethics are?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813913 Nov 29, 2012
sage won wrote:
Actual tax dollars are handed out in the form of food stamps, section eight, aid to dependent children, etc. In addition to the literally thousands of other government give aways.
$500 billion a year on all levels.
The Jerk-In-Chief is a firm believer in the suicidal adage that one needs to spend their way out of debt. And Stupid is, Stupid does. I still remember him lecturing European leaders to do this. They ignored him like carpet dog-shit at a State Dinner. It really was humorous. The Boy Messiah was the guy with the lampshade over his head sitting in the corner.

Today, he's dressed up the lampshade with free cellphones and Food Stamps hanging from it. Looks like a Pimp having a bad crack day.

Dem

Chicago, IL

#813914 Nov 29, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Bingo. The addicts of the Left are in a cold sweat. They haven't been able to more in a long time. Pelosi's got the shakes and Hairy Reed can't get his tongue hard anymore. The Boy Messiah's trying to hide it but he's up to a pack-a-day now. He just has to spend more.
The Republicans are practicing Tough Love.
Interesting logic, fktard!
Take a beating then laugh at the other guys sore fist.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813915 Nov 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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It was a gracious gesture by our President, a class act all the way. It can't be easy to lose an election, Mitt gave a nice concession speech, should have left it at that instead of whining that President Obama gave the people gifts. He is his own worst enemy.
Anyway, I do feel sorry for him,
I'll never forget Bush serving hotdogs to McCain! That was brutal. The Republican Party is severely weakened, they have nowhere to go. Good time for a third party to gain steam.
The Jerk-In-Chief is trying a PR ploy to soften right wing opposition to his suicidal spending.

And, of course, drunks and lushes in boca raton fall for it like cheap dollar babes do with Las Vegas Lounge Lizards.

Good stuff for a new sitcom.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#813916 Nov 29, 2012
ra_con_teur wrote:
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Who wrote that article...
He's a professor at Dartmouth....
I wonder what his ethics are?
Academicians don't have ethics. They are, by definition, indoctrinators, propagandists, Leftist Enablers and Socialist Dung Beetles.

Let me re-post a link from another poster:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#813917 Nov 29, 2012
The Republicans’ Most Hypocritical Economic Argument

The Republican position on federal spending could not be clearer: It doesn’t create jobs. Except when it goes to defense contractors.

Under the debt-ceiling deal reached last year, planned spending is going to be “sequestered”-- that is, cut -- starting next January. The defense budget is going to take half the hit. On July 12, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign issued a press release with a statement from Bill Bolling, the Republican lieutenant governor of Virginia, attacking President Barack Obama for cutting defense too much.

....Needless to say, on the theory that the Republicans are advancing, the federal budget can never be cut. The U.S. Conference of Mayors will be able to say that cuts in social spending will devastate the economy of our cities with at least as much justice as defense-heavy areas can complain about cuts to the military. Rural areas can say the same thing about farm subsidies.

Reductions in federal spending, whether for defense or social programs, will, of course, be disruptive to the people, businesses and communities who have come to rely on it. The cuts should not, however, hurt the broader economy. When federal spending falls and jobs tied to that spending disappear, private-sector spending should normally increase and create jobs tied to it.

So long as the Federal Reserve is targeting inflation or nominal spending, total economic activity should stay roughly the same, even if its composition changes.(If the Fed responds to government spending cuts by tightening money, jobs will be lost. But that would be the fault of the Fed, not the budget writers.)

The Bloomberg Government study listed the 10 states that depend the most on defense dollars. Seven of them voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, and an eighth, Virginia, has usually voted Republican in presidential races. So the party’s interest in keeping defense jobs makes political sense.

Yet the purpose of the defense budget shouldn’t be to subsidize particular people or areas. We don’t buy tanks and train soldiers to keep beauty salons in business. The Republicans resisting big defense cuts generally think that they would jeopardize our national security. That’s a debatable proposition. So debate it. What Republicans should not do is make an economic argument for defense spending that is both untrue and inconsistent with everything else they say about spending and the economy.

When they do that, they treat the nation’s defense as little more than a source of political pork.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-16/the-...

(Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg View columnist and a senior editor at National Review.)
ra_con_teur

Blanchard, OK

#813920 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Cherokee.
Thanks for the conversation....

I'm off to bed....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#813922 Nov 29, 2012
ra_con_teur wrote:
<quoted text>
Who wrote that article...
He's a professor at Dartmouth....
I wonder what his ethics are?
?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#813926 Nov 29, 2012
Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible. Alternatively, self-described intellectuals who are alleged to fail to adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship may be described as anti-intellectuals although pseudo-intellectualism is a more commonly, and perhaps more accurately, used description for this phenomenon.

In public discourse, anti-intellectuals usually perceive and publicly present themselves as champions of the common folk — populists against political elitism and academic elitism — proposing that the educated are a social class detached from the everyday concerns of the majority, and that they dominate political discourse and higher education.

Because "anti-intellectual" can be pejorative, defining specific cases of anti-intellectualism can be troublesome; one can object to specific facets of intellectualism or the application thereof without being dismissive of intellectual pursuits in general. Moreover, allegations of anti-intellectualism can constitute an appeal to authority or an appeal to ridicule that attempts to discredit an opponent rather than specifically addressing his or her arguments.

Anti-intellectualism is a common facet of totalitarian dictatorships to oppress political dissent. The Nazi party's populist rhetoric featured anti-intellectual rants as a common motif, including Adolf Hitler's political polemic, Mein Kampf. Perhaps its most extreme political form was during the 1970s in Cambodia under the rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, when people were killed for being academics or even for merely wearing eyeglasses (as it suggested literacy) in the Killing Fields.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-intellectua...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#813930 Nov 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You're still paying for it aren't you?
Are you really THAT ignorant?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#813931 Nov 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh hell shes hanging bacon strips from the ceiling in that shack!
drop dead of your own hate, you psychotic bag of puss filled envy.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#813933 Nov 29, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>What part of the term "corporate welfare" do you not understand; corporate, or welfare?
You're an ignoramus and dimwitted to boot. The only actual money given out is for some farming operations. I defy you to show one dime going to Excel, AT&T, GE, US Bank, Ford, Walmart, Apple, etc.

WTF do you think congress does? And has done for decades? There's a stack of tax breaks 5 feet tall on the books, tax breaks are not giving money out. Every tax break given out by BOTH parties benefits someone at the expense of someone else. How about $ 90 billion wasted on green energy to Obama's favored few?

Leave out the billions Obama gave to the UAW at GM and Chrysler, that was democrat vote buying.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#813934 Nov 29, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Darwin would be proud
" The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies.
Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is "trillion'' with a "T.'' That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President's budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion."
"" The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies."

Senator Barack Obama, referring to GWB.

Is there one honest lib on here who would like to comment?

Unlikely.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813935 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
will this work?
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 let's sum it up in my own words....
There is no one person or thing to blame for the housing bust. It was a combination of policies from 2 different administrations. To lay the blame for it upon anything but is just plain ignorance.
happy now?
No. Bush was not a Conservative and Conservatives feel no need to make excuses for his mistakes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813936 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Poll: More Americans Blame Republicans For Fiscal Cliff Impasse
A new poll from CNN/ORC shows that President Obama remains Teflon despite the fact that he designed the upcoming fiscal cliff to speculation. Even though Obama insisted on massive defense cuts and huge tax increases as the two alternative parts of the fiscal cliff, the American public will apparently blame Republicans if the fiscal cliff isn’t stopped. A full 45% of respondents said they would blame Congressional Republicans – even though the Democrats control the Senate – while just 34% would blame President Obama.
The public, by and large, sees Republicans as obstructionist.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
Translation: the Republicans won't get what they want.
Time to do the right thing and ignore opinion polls. Otherwise, what's the point?

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#813937 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
look at again after you read this.....
At the county level, the Moocher Myth is more intriguing. The Census Bureau counts federal dollars in five broad categories: retirement and disability payments, salaries and wages, procurement contracts, grants, and other direct payments. In 2004 -- the last year the Tax Foundation calculated the tax burden per county -- the counties that received the most per person in retirement or grants had higher vote margins for Democrat John Kerry.
But the counties that received the highest per-capita spending in the category “other direct payments” voted for George W. Bush.“Other direct payments” includes Medicaid, food stamps, crop subsidies, housing assistance and many other programs that people generally think of as “welfare.”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/blam...
Let's not leave out the high percentages of blacks, hispanics and illegal aliens receiving government assistance, the vast majority democrats.

I don't know one white person i grew up with getting one dime from the government, they all went to work and stayed employed their entire adult lives. And none of them were born with a silver spoon in their mouths.

You're full of crap.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813938 Nov 29, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Where the fk did you come up with that equation? 1954 when new homes cost $15,000 and the married white buyers actually went into the savings and loans for interviews?
If Donald Trump had to come up with 20% down__or any developer, nothing would get built or sold.
Home mortgages and commercial lending are not the same.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813939 Nov 29, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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That's why there's term limits.
And a Supreme Court, a Congress, etc etc.
Hope you are right.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#813940 Nov 29, 2012
Let's all go downtown to Denver General Hospital and see the racial make up of the people waiting for their free care. You'd think you were in Mexico. Everyone speaking in spanish, except the workers, of course.

Take your bullshit lies and shove them.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#813942 Nov 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
After House Republicans balked at President Obama's opening bid in the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a statement on Thursday night urging Speaker John Boehner to make a counter offer and lay his cards on the table.
“If House Republicans consider the President’s budget a ‘new’ offer, then we await their counteroffer," Schumer said. "The ball is now in their court to state what they would do on entitlements and taxes. They have given no specifics so far.”
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/s...
well played.
Only for fools who think this is just a game.

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