Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#816084 Dec 3, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"somic"
At least you are somewhat honest. But I will ask again, no response expected, Why should anyone pay a higher or lower tax rate than you do? No answer?
Peace
(thank you.)

"In the last 20 years we've witnessed an expansion and strengthening of many of our civil liberties, but our economic liberties have too often been neglected and even abused. We protect the freedom of expression of the author, as we should, but what of the freedom of expression of the entrepreneur, whose pen and paper are capital and profits, whose book may be a new invention or small business? What of the creators of our economic life, whose contributions may not only delight the mind but improve the condition of man by feeding the poor with new grains, bringing hope to the sick with new cures, vanishing ignorance with wondrous new information technologies?

And what about fairness for families? It's in our families that America's most important work gets done: raising our next generation. But over the last 40 years, as inflation has shrunk the personal exemption, families with children have had to shoulder more and more of the tax burden. With inflation and bracket-creep also eroding incomes, many spouses who would rather stay home with their children have been forced to go looking for jobs. And what of America's promise of hope and opportunity, that with hard work even the poorest among us can gain the security and happiness that is the due of all Americans? You can't put a price tag on the American dream. That dream is the heart and soul of America; it's the promise that keeps our nation forever good and generous, a model and hope to the world.

For all these reasons, this tax bill is less a freedom—or a reform, I should say, than a revolution. Millions of working poor will be dropped from the tax rolls altogether, and families will get a long-overdue break with lower rates and an almost doubled personal exemption. We're going to make it economical to raise children again. Flatter rates will mean more reward for that extra effort, and vanishing loopholes and a minimum tax will mean that everybody and every corporation pay their fair share. And that's why I'm certain that the bill I'm signing today is not only an historic overhaul of our tax code and a sweeping victory for fairness, it's also the best antipoverty bill, the best profamily measure, and the best job-creation program ever to come out of the Congress of the United States."

http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/de...

Fairness.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#816085 Dec 3, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
<quoted text>
Couldn't locate his original post so I am posting here. I am a woman and there are a multitude of birth control methods available to me. I personally believe using one of these methods rather than abortion for birth control is the best option.
There are over 800,000 abortions in this country per year. With Obamacare, my taxes are going to help pay for something I consider morally wrong! It disgusts me!!!!
A 1st Amendment Rights issue, indeed. Being forced to pay for the sins of others tramples all over the rights of those who value Life as a religious or spiritual belief.
carol

Orlando, FL

#816086 Dec 3, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
<quoted text>
We are not like ANY European country. Period.
Not yet. But we're gettting there. It's Obama's goal in life - a socialist democracy. Like European countries.
carol

Orlando, FL

#816087 Dec 3, 2012
Santa Jesus wrote:
Carol I hope you are reading this free therapy session.
What free therapy session? You don't mean your endless rantings. Let's hope.
carol

Orlando, FL

#816088 Dec 3, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol is immune to reality based thinking.
Just the fact that you think someone called Santa Jesus is based in reality speaks for itself.
carol

Orlando, FL

#816091 Dec 3, 2012
Santa Jesus wrote:
<quoted text>
The question and answer period is over.
That ended on November 6th.
You will just take orders from here.
President Obama?

You're on topix using the name Santa Jesus?

How clever of you. And appropriate.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#816092 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Not yet. But we're gettting there. It's Obama's goal in life - a socialist democracy. Like European countries.
we are a Socialist Democracy and have been since day one, I just dont agree with the direction it has taken.
carol

Orlando, FL

#816093 Dec 3, 2012
raccoon tour wrote:
<quoted text>
But I want you, carol, it's because you play so hard to get. It's your sticky gooey center I want spread on my sssschtick.
You're just used to your sister's...or mother's...whichever.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#816094 Dec 3, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
<quoted text>
Couldn't locate his original post so I am posting here. I am a woman and there are a multitude of birth control methods available to me. I personally believe using one of these methods rather than abortion for birth control is the best option.
There are over 800,000 abortions in this country per year. With Obamacare, my taxes are going to help pay for something I consider morally wrong! It disgusts me!!!!
Practicing birth control is too difficult for some people, who need abortions to cover their lack of discipline. To assert otherwise is racist.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#816095 Dec 3, 2012
Bumper Sticker For Real Americans:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/12/0...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#816096 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama?
You're on topix using the name Santa Jesus?
How clever of you. And appropriate.
Yer right. Santa Boy Messiah doesn't work as well:}
carol

Orlando, FL

#816097 Dec 3, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I will get the truth via a variety of sources with crosschecking and actual thinking involved, you on the other hand will be spoonfed what Fox tells you and go with that.
That's just too funny. Why are you going to start seeking the truth and thinking for yourself now? You should have been seeking the truth and thinking for yourself a long time ago. You would have never voted for Obama.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#816098 Dec 3, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>we are a Socialist Democracy and have been since day one, I just dont agree with the direction it has taken.
Wrong. The US is a Constitutional republic, not a democracy, Socialist or otherwise.
carol

Orlando, FL

#816099 Dec 3, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Fox News can't keep track of all their made up bull$hit.
Pretty sure mediamatters.org left out something that was crucial to the actual truth in this article.

If this source is what you call seeking the truth and thinking for yourself, you missed the mark.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#816100 Dec 3, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Not yet. But we're gettting there. It's Obama's goal in life - a socialist democracy. Like European countries.
the Right, Republicans, and the So Called Conservatives including G.W. Bush call Socialist Democracy Compassionate Conservatism which I do not even consider Conservatism not even close.

Compassionate Conservatism

Compassionate Conservatism is a political philosophy that stresses using traditionally conservative techniques and concepts in order to improve the general welfare of society.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compassionate_co...
carol

Orlando, FL

#816101 Dec 3, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>You need to read the transcript of what he said. He said the 47% pay no taxes. There is only one 47% in America that pay no taxes. 22% include those on SS and troops deployed. The gift takers.
CNN agreed with Romney. They posted an article with the headline and summary:

"47% will pay no federal income tax...An increasing number of households end up owing nothing in major federal taxes, but the situation may not be sustainable over the long run."

http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/30/pf/taxes/who_...
carol

Orlando, FL

#816102 Dec 3, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
<quoted text>
Nancy didn't have any problem spending millions redecorating the WH when the unemployment rate was over 8%. Did you have a cow then?
No, and neither did I have a cow when Michelle Obama hired more staff than any other First Lady and went on a few vacations on the taxpayers' dime when the unemployment was well over 9%.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#816103 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
(thank you.)
"In the last 20 years we've witnessed an expansion and strengthening of many of our civil liberties, but our economic liberties have too often been neglected and even abused. We protect the freedom of expression of the author, as we should, but what of the freedom of expression of the entrepreneur, whose pen and paper are capital and profits, whose book may be a new invention or small business? What of the creators of our economic life, whose contributions may not only delight the mind but improve the condition of man by feeding the poor with new grains, bringing hope to the sick with new cures, vanishing ignorance with wondrous new information technologies?
And what about fairness for families? It's in our families that America's most important work gets done: raising our next generation. But over the last 40 years, as inflation has shrunk the personal exemption, families with children have had to shoulder more and more of the tax burden. With inflation and bracket-creep also eroding incomes, many spouses who would rather stay home with their children have been forced to go looking for jobs. And what of America's promise of hope and opportunity, that with hard work even the poorest among us can gain the security and happiness that is the due of all Americans? You can't put a price tag on the American dream. That dream is the heart and soul of America; it's the promise that keeps our nation forever good and generous, a model and hope to the world.
For all these reasons, this tax bill is less a freedom—or a reform, I should say, than a revolution. Millions of working poor will be dropped from the tax rolls altogether, and families will get a long-overdue break with lower rates and an almost doubled personal exemption. We're going to make it economical to raise children again. Flatter rates will mean more reward for that extra effort, and vanishing loopholes and a minimum tax will mean that everybody and every corporation pay their fair share. And that's why I'm certain that the bill I'm signing today is not only an historic overhaul of our tax code and a sweeping victory for fairness, it's also the best antipoverty bill, the best profamily measure, and the best job-creation program ever to come out of the Congress of the United States."
http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/de...
Fairness.
"sonic"
Well at least you answered, with some one else's verbiage, but an answer non the less. I would still like an answer in your words as to why you think anyone should pay a higher or lower tax rate than you do. I understand in your mind that the government is the answer. Penalize those who work hard and produce. Reward those who are less successful, those who do not have the desire to excel, those with their hand out.
Peace

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#816104 Dec 3, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong. The US is a Constitutional republic, not a democracy, Socialist or otherwise.
Right, US is a Constitutional Republic but a Socialist Democracy within the Constitutional Republic of Laws which a Democracy alone will not work.

Article 1 Section 8 advocates Socialism especially when the Federal Government has the power to take money from me to provide for others through the means of taxes.

http://www.shmoop.com/constitution/article-1-...
carol

Orlando, FL

#816105 Dec 3, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>the Right, Republicans, and the So Called Conservatives including G.W. Bush call Socialist Democracy Compassionate Conservatism which I do not even consider Conservatism not even close.
Compassionate Conservatism
Compassionate Conservatism is a political philosophy that stresses using traditionally conservative techniques and concepts in order to improve the general welfare of society.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compassionate_co...
You lost me with a social democracy having anything to do with compassionate conservatism.

However, a much better description of compassionate conservatism is: Compassionate conservatism is the theory that the government should encourage the effective provision of social services without providing the service itself.

Just the opposite of a social democracy where the government wants to provide for everyone's needs until the taxpayers run out of money. Then you have Greece. A good example of social democracy.

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