Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250581 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, 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

#816157 Dec 4, 2012
The House Makes an ‘Offer’

Which programs would be cut? The letter doesn’t say, and Republicans don’t seem to care, as long as they blindly achieve their goal of cutting a big chunk out of government. The offer was a transparent attempt to appear responsive to Mr. Obama’s detailed proposal from last week, without doing any actual math or hard work.

If Mr. Boehner had used a calculator, for example, he would have discovered it is impossible to produce $800 billion in revenue from eliminating deductions without severely curtailing the deduction for charitable donations, which is vital to the nonprofit sector. Doing so without limiting the charitable deduction would inevitably raise taxes on the middle class, as nonpartisan analysts have concluded, and would have a much greater effect on the upper middle class than on the very rich.

The only way to produce the necessary revenue is to combine some limits on deductions with an end to the Bush tax cuts on the rich, and Mr. Obama, fortunately, has been adamant he will not consider any plan that does not do so. The Boehner letter, by contrast, actually advocates lowering rates, suggesting that Republicans are still clinging to the notion, rejected by voters, that was put forward by Mitt Romney.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/opinion/spe...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#816158 Dec 4, 2012
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Evidently your not as bright as you may want to believe. Either that or you have alzheimers, dementia, or something. Your question was concerning flat tax & when the guy brought up the chart, you clearly stated that you weren't talking about the marginal difference each class pays. 3rd thing, your question was based on fairness & I told you that it's only fair that higher earners pay more taxes. Republicans think that if they acknowledge the fact that they've been basically cheating the tax code & vow to make it fair , that somehow blind america to the fact that t they've been doing it for years. Obama ran on higher taxes on higher earners, not on closing loopholes! Like I said stop winning! The way the tax code is set up, thee rich get richer & the poor stay poor. This country needs change.
Well it won't..unless they initiate a Federal flat SALES tax---ALL across the boards.

TOO much OUT--NOT enough back in!

REALITY.

Get "used" to THAT.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#816159 Dec 4, 2012
We learned last week that Romney 's pollster was relying on bad math based on bad assumptions, and I think here again you have the republican party doing the same thing. what are we talking about? Closing loopholes to try to fix the gap. We already had that conversation in the context of the election, and a number of economists said that that wouldn't work, which is part of the reason that the president is insisting on this conversation about the rates set for the top 2%. What do we hear about? the job creators. time and again. Governor Romney was not able to convince a majority of americans that by protecting the job creators and trickle down economics, we were going to solve our problem. 53% of americans thought he favored the rich and wasn't going to help the middle class for the poor. I think it's a deeper problem. Most of the rhetoric sounds a lot like the Romney plan.

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/martin-bashir/5006...

Who is this Romney guy they keep talking about?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#816160 Dec 4, 2012
LIBERAL_DRIVEL wrote:
<quoted text>
you are up early...
all night drinking binge?
Think it's beyond that---like something major psycho wrong.
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
The rain man will repeat this all fking day now, just like the Libya question. Why don't you call and ask her you retard
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#816161 Dec 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
those who do not have the desire.
is that the only reason someone would need help from the government?
give me a break.
let's be honest: i can't answer a question that is so obviously biased in any way that you'll agree with. your mind is set and you just want a punching bag. i'd think you'd know better by now.
have a nice night.
No, of course it's not the only reason people need help.

But you have to admit, a system that keeps rewarding those that do NOTHING to deserve it (while punishing those who have actually EARNED and contributed to it) IS in major need of reform.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#816162 Dec 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
We learned last week that Romney 's pollster was relying on bad math based on bad assumptions, and I think here again you have the republican party doing the same thing. what are we talking about? Closing loopholes to try to fix the gap. We already had that conversation in the context of the election, and a number of economists said that that wouldn't work, which is part of the reason that the president is insisting on this conversation about the rates set for the top 2%. What do we hear about? the job creators. time and again. Governor Romney was not able to convince a majority of americans that by protecting the job creators and trickle down economics, we were going to solve our problem. 53% of americans thought he favored the rich and wasn't going to help the middle class for the poor. I think it's a deeper problem. Most of the rhetoric sounds a lot like the Romney plan.
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/martin-bashir/5006...
Who is this Romney guy they keep talking about?
Must be another one of those "obsessions"--goes with that velveteenage poster worship stuff.
LIBERAL_DRIVEL

Oklahoma City, OK

#816163 Dec 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Corporate Profits Were the Highest on Record Last Quarter
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/business/ec...
awkward.
thank goodness for 8 dollar an hour wire monkeys...hooking up surround sound rooms....

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#816164 Dec 4, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
G'morning Flack...back to almost near normal seasonal temps today maybe lol.
Going to be low 70's here.
LIBERAL_DRIVEL

Oklahoma City, OK

#816165 Dec 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Who is this Romney guy they keep talking about?
he's the guy that buys the $40K flat panels you have your 8 buck an hour installers hang on the wall....

Tennis anyone?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#816166 Dec 4, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
There's always saltines and tang lol.
I like both. Is Tang still in business?

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#816167 Dec 4, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Well it won't..unless they initiate a Federal flat SALES tax---ALL across the boards.
TOO much OUT--NOT enough back in!
REALITY.
Get "used" to THAT.
The poor & Middle Class who live basically check to check pay tax on 100% of their income while the wealthy pay tax on only a portion of theirs.

Yep, typical right whiner, wanting to give the wealthy tax free income.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#816168 Dec 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Corporate Profits Were the Highest on Record Last Quarter
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/business/ec...
awkward.
Profit margin?

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#816169 Dec 4, 2012
http://m.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/ni...

Man murderd in nyc. Murder weapons used , subway train. which lib is going to be the frist one that says we need to bann trains??
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#816170 Dec 4, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
No, of course it's not the only reason people need help.
But you have to admit, a system that keeps rewarding those that do NOTHING to deserve it (while punishing those who have actually EARNED and contributed to it) IS in major need of reform.
Rewarding those who do nothing? Much like giving a CEO a bankruptcy bonus?

Rewarding failure is not exclusive to those who haven't had the chance to bankrupt a company. Though when you can afford to buy those who will stop reform life can be much easier.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#816171 Dec 4, 2012
LIBERAL_DRIVEL wrote:
<quoted text>
thank goodness for 8 dollar an hour wire monkeys...hooking up surround sound rooms....
$12.

I'm not greedy. Anyway, after the design phase, all I do anymore is show up on location and make profound pronouncements which are pretty much worth nothing.
GhostofRaygun

Russellville, KY

#816172 Dec 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Rewarding those who do nothing? Much like giving a CEO a bankruptcy bonus?
Rewarding failure is not exclusive to those who haven't had the chance to bankrupt a company. Though when you can afford to buy those who will stop reform life can be much easier.
On Thursday, as part of a plan to liquidate the company and lay off 18,000 workers, a federal judge in White Plains, N.Y., approved paying 19 Hostess executives bonuses totaling $1.8 million.
.
The decision comes as the company, known for its iconic snack cakes like Ho Hos and Ding Dongs, says it doesn't have enough cash on hand to pay retirement benefits to some former employees.
.
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/judge-hostess-...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#816173 Dec 4, 2012
GOP Wonks: Boehner’s Hands Are Tied on the Fiscal Cliff

“The debt limit is the only leverage we have, and we can’t use it before Christmas,” says a former senior Republican House member. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the United States will hit the debt ceiling in mid-February.“There is no reason for the president to bargain prior to getting to the fiscal cliff,” the former House member says.“He wants to go over the cliff and then blame Republicans for raising taxes on everyone.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12...
LIBERAL_DRIVEL

Oklahoma City, OK

#816174 Dec 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
$12.
I'm not greedy. Anyway, after the design phase, all I do anymore is show up on location and make profound pronouncements which are pretty much worth nothing.
What if they voted to join the IBEW....

That sure would eat up the profits...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#816175 Dec 4, 2012
LIBERAL_DRIVEL wrote:
<quoted text>
he's the guy that buys the $40K flat panels you have your 8 buck an hour installers hang on the wall....
Tennis anyone?
Welll uh gooduh thing there are still some dem types left--or else there'd be NO hooking up surround sounds rooms-eh duhmmy lol.

Why do some tables just have three legs?

Why are some crayons phat?

Why does everyone want to move OUT of France now?

:-)

(anduh TEA!)
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#816176 Dec 4, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I like both. Is Tang still in business?
I keep meaning to see if they still make that stuff!! Nutritional, not bad tasting and stretches a little into a lot-er way!

The stuff of REAL WORKING class EARNED it gthemselves families--on BUDGETS!!:-)

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