Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815630 Dec 3, 2012
the_rac_on_teur wrote:
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reading 'forbes' are we...
Checking out what the rich people think?
So what do the rich people think? Should I watch FOX this evening for clarification?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815631 Dec 3, 2012
Fox Wins Straw-Man Argument Against Taxing Millionaires At 100 Percent

Fox News is distorting President Obama's economic agenda by pushing the straw-man argument that taxing the entirety of millionaires' incomes would fund the government for less than three months. In fact, Obama has proposed no such thing, and this Republican talking point obscures the billions in revenue that would be generated from letting the Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy households.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/09/24/f...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#815632 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Just to be clear, the Medicare drug benefit was a pure giveaway with a gross cost greater than either the House or Senate health reform bills how being considered. Together the new bills would cost roughly $900 billion over the next 10 years, while Medicare Part D will cost $1 trillion.
Moreover, there is a critical distinction--the drug benefit had no dedicated financing, no offsets and no revenue-raisers; 100% of the cost simply added to the federal budget deficit, whereas the health reform measures now being debated will be paid for with a combination of spending cuts and tax increases, adding nothing to the deficit over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/19/republican-b...
It must be try again day. Or a 'carol' if you like.
Imagine if they didn't have it capped, and without people CONTRIBUTING to it!!!

MORE programs need to be like that-beats the 'ell out of TOO many fweeriders taking OUT-and NOT putting enough back in!!!

Your turn lol.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#815633 Dec 3, 2012
flack wrote:
April 13 2036
Flack starting a betting pool? Geez Flack-talk about contributing to delinquency of the delusional "get wich quick" minorminded....
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#815634 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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Again these terms are negotiated at the time of hire for CEO's and the like. Want the same perks? Get an education and earn it. Or you can continue to man the fryer at McDonalds. Your choice
Telling ya--Not in the current economy doood----now get away-I saw that can first lol.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815635 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Your inference sounds much like those who show up on this thread after they've watched the millionaire talking heads on FOX act like a higher taxes on the rich is problem we should all be concerned about.
Because you evidently must be one of those same kind of hypocrites. So how did you make you first million? Maybe that college degree from a high priced Ive League college did the trick? Or did your daddy buy you a degree?
want some help with that one leg you're standing on before it gets knocked out from under you?
Sounds like you’re jealous. Angry because daddy’s janitor job would not pay for your education. So you blame those who you “believe” are better off. You’re just another lost soul, angry at the world because you have realized that you are either too stupid or unmotivated to become a success yourself.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815636 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Does that 'offer' fall within the conservative citation of 'everybody knows'?
Not one of you has yet to direct me to the everybody knows site. But than even the nutjobs know better then to cite FOX.
Naw ... it falls under liberal losers looking for someone else to carry thier burden
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815637 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox Wins Straw-Man Argument Against Taxing Millionaires At 100 Percent
Fox News is distorting President Obama's economic agenda by pushing the straw-man argument that taxing the entirety of millionaires' incomes would fund the government for less than three months. In fact, Obama has proposed no such thing, and this Republican talking point obscures the billions in revenue that would be generated from letting the Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy households.
http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/09/24/f...
More sad rhetoric from the left. Tax the evil rich and give the money to the righteous poor. You guys seem to be far more familiar with FOX news that those who you accuse of watching it. Once again HYPOCRITE thy name is liberal.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815639 Dec 3, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Imagine if they didn't have it capped, and without people CONTRIBUTING to it!!!
MORE programs need to be like that-beats the 'ell out of TOO many fweeriders taking OUT-and NOT putting enough back in!!!
Your turn lol.
Freeriders? like Big Pharma??

Give anyone something for nothing and they will keep on taking it. That is the result Big Pharma was hoping for when it bribed Republicans and the former President George W. Bush to pass a massive unfunded drug liability for taxpayers. And a new study of the statistics1 proves the point – seniors are more than happy to pop Big Pharma pills ad nauseum, while the rest of America foots the bill.

http://www.wellnessresources.com/freedom/arti...

well....get to it. i don't have all day.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#815640 Dec 3, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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If I earned $250K, my tax rate would not go up under Obama.
You f*cking dumbasses have no clue how income taxes are calculated.
Davey Boie, you're $15912.00 taxed at 10% would be $1591.20, send it in.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815641 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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More sad rhetoric from the left. Tax the evil rich and give the money to the righteous poor. You guys seem to be far more familiar with FOX news that those who you accuse of watching it. Once again HYPOCRITE thy name is liberal.
Fox Undermines Its Own Defense Of The Wealthy

Fox broke from its usual narrative by reporting that over the last 43 years the net worth of the wealthy has "skyrocketed," pointing to this as a rationale for President Obama's call to allow past tax cuts for the wealthy to expire. Previously, Fox has manufactured the notion of a high tax burden on the wealthiest Americans, in order to attack Obama for wanting to let these cuts expire.

During a Fox & Friends Sunday segment co-host Clayton Morris attempted to use a study on household net worth to attack President Obama's plan to end the Bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy. But during the segment, co-host Alisyn Camerota, citing the study, reported that median net worth is the "lowest it has been in decades" but for "the top 1 percent, the net worth has skyrocketed" going up 71 percent during the period analyzed. Camerota noted that the discrepancy in net worth is one reason that Obama has proposed returning the top marginal tax rates for high-income earners to their previous level.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/12/02/fox-u...

Obama will raise taxes on the rich in the interest of fairness.

And he will get what he wants one way or the other.

Over the cliff will work. At this point most of the 'thinking' conservatives agree. What a ride that will be.
GhostofRaygun

Russellville, KY

#815642 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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More sad rhetoric from the left. Tax the evil rich and give the money to the righteous poor. You guys seem to be far more familiar with FOX news that those who you accuse of watching it. Once again HYPOCRITE thy name is liberal.
Do all you Repubs believe that tax money ONLY goes to welfare programs? We have spent $2 Billion per week in two wars for 10 years. Maybe that needs to be paid for. Strange how your champion among Presidents (Reagan) had a tax rate of 50% on the top and now going back to the 1996 rates is some form of socialism.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#815643 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Freeriders? like Big Pharma??
Give anyone something for nothing and they will keep on taking it. That is the result Big Pharma was hoping for when it bribed Republicans and the former President George W. Bush to pass a massive unfunded drug liability for taxpayers. And a new study of the statistics1 proves the point – seniors are more than happy to pop Big Pharma pills ad nauseum, while the rest of America foots the bill.
http://www.wellnessresources.com/freedom/arti...
well....get to it. i don't have all day.
Whoooooo has the biggest campaign funded by big pharma in modern history?

GONG, you lose-cause it's NOT Bush.

Off to the sidelines with you-maybe we'll let you play in the electroshock, bring me a samich consulation round lol.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815644 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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Naw ... it falls under liberal losers looking for someone else to carry thier burden
No link to the 'everybody knows''offer'?

and somehow that never gets old.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815645 Dec 3, 2012
Only a fool would think that the same Congress that got us in this mess can get us out of this mess.

The fiscal cliff is the byproduct of multiple congressional compromises to kick several different cans down the road. Now they’ve all landed in the same spot. Both sides are trying to kick multiple cans at one time and are kicking each other instead.

What’s really going on in Washington right now is Republicans are in theater trying to look like the reasonable party. They want back in the good graces of the American public and want to at least save some face when polling says they’ll probably get blamed and their position is unpopular.

They might as well give it up. They’re going to get the blame no matter what happens. They are disjointed with bad spokesmen. One is orange and the other ... well ....

They might as well dive.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/30/cliff-divi...

hear that lemmings? off the cliff!
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815646 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Fox Undermines Its Own Defense Of The Wealthy
Fox broke from its usual narrative by reporting that over the last 43 years the net worth of the wealthy has "skyrocketed," pointing to this as a rationale for President Obama's call to allow past tax cuts for the wealthy to expire. Previously, Fox has manufactured the notion of a high tax burden on the wealthiest Americans, in order to attack Obama for wanting to let these cuts expire.
During a Fox & Friends Sunday segment co-host Clayton Morris attempted to use a study on household net worth to attack President Obama's plan to end the Bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy. But during the segment, co-host Alisyn Camerota, citing the study, reported that median net worth is the "lowest it has been in decades" but for "the top 1 percent, the net worth has skyrocketed" going up 71 percent during the period analyzed. Camerota noted that the discrepancy in net worth is one reason that Obama has proposed returning the top marginal tax rates for high-income earners to their previous level.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/12/02/fox-u...
Obama will raise taxes on the rich in the interest of fairness.
And he will get what he wants one way or the other.
Over the cliff will work. At this point most of the 'thinking' conservatives agree. What a ride that will be.
I hope that Republicans do allow the Democrats to drive us off the fiscal cliff.

You state in the interest of fairness that taxes for the rich must go up, but you do not state that those who pay no taxes should also be adjusted so that they contribute as well. This is what fairness is, I know it is alien to you liberals but fairness means everyone. Not just your boogy men
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815647 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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No link to the 'everybody knows''offer'?
and somehow that never gets old.
That GED hampering your reading comprehension? I never stated everybody knows. But this is how the liberals like "you" debate .. with lies, misdirection and a general disingenuous nature.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815648 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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Sounds like you’re jealous. Angry because daddy’s janitor job would not pay for your education. So you blame those who you “believe” are better off. You’re just another lost soul, angry at the world because you have realized that you are either too stupid or unmotivated to become a success yourself.
lol

what is that? reverse sour grapes?

lol

i love it when you purveyors of your own supposed intelligence attack others with insults. really showcases that intelligence doesn't it?

lol

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#815649 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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I hope that Republicans do allow the Democrats to drive us off the fiscal cliff.
You state in the interest of fairness that taxes for the rich must go up, but you do not state that those who pay no taxes should also be adjusted so that they contribute as well. This is what fairness is, I know it is alien to you liberals but fairness means everyone. Not just your boogy men
The Republican solution: tax the poor.

This dumbass probably thinks that everyone should be entitled to food stamps.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#815650 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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I hope that Republicans do allow the Democrats to drive us off the fiscal cliff.
You state in the interest of fairness that taxes for the rich must go up, but you do not state that those who pay no taxes should also be adjusted so that they contribute as well. This is what fairness is, I know it is alien to you liberals but fairness means everyone. Not just your boogy men

So when republicans enacted policies that allowed some to avoid paying taxes because of their lower economic status fairness never entered the picture?

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