Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264683 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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#831152 Dec 31, 2012
maddmaxx7 wrote:
The Facts About Tax Cuts, Revenue, and Growth
Michael T. Griffith
2010
@All Rights Reserved
Third Edition
In every case over the last 60 years, major tax cuts have more than paid for themselves. In fact, every major tax cut since JFK has been followed by substantial increases in revenue, not to mention solid economic growth. Moreover, total federal revenue rose at a faster rate after each of those tax cuts than it did before them. Anyone can confirm these basic facts for themselves by checking federal budget data and economic indicators before and after major tax cuts (see, for example, Federal Budget Data, Data 360 Unemployment U.S., and Total Economy Database). Let’s take a closer look at the results of the last four major tax cuts (and then for good measure we’ll examine the Mellon tax cuts of the 1920s).
Bush Tax Cuts: President George W. Bush’s 2003 tax cuts generated a massive increase in federal tax revenue and were followed by 52 consecutive months of economic growth. From 2004 to 2007, federal tax revenue increased by $780 billion, the largest four-year increase in American history. Total federal revenue from 2003 to 2007:
2003 --$1.78 trillion
2004 --$1.88 trillion
2005 --$2.15 trillion
2006 --$2.40 trillion
2007 --$2.56 trillion
Didn't this raise any red flags?

"the largest four-year increase in American history." Since its given in $ value? Wouldn't you say "Of course, with inflation EVERY successive 4 year period will be "the largest four-year increase in American history."

So, let's look at the percent increases. The percentage increase in revenue for every 4-year budget period since 1982:

1982-1985 - 20.2%(Reagan tax cuts)
1986-1989 - 35%
1990-1993 - 16.5%(Bush tax hikes)
1994-1997 - 36.8%(Clinton tax hikes)
1998-2001 - 26%
2002-2005 - 8.2%(W Bush tax cuts)
2006-2009 - 2.3%

Do the math yourself:

Table 1.1
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historic...

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sonicfilter

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#831153 Dec 31, 2012
New Year, New Low for Republicans

In the new Congress, the Republicans will find themselves on the wrong side of other high-profile issues, ranging from gun control to immigration reform to same-sex marriage, as well as protecting Social Security and Medicare from cuts that are less about "saving" these programs than about saving tax breaks for the rich.

On all these issues, there is no question that President Obama will be on the right side of public opinion. The only question is whether he will lead public opinion.

Over the pre-New Years weekend, President Obama was sounding like a partisan, albeit a reluctant one. He should not be so reluctant. A radical, obstructionist, and dysfunctional Republican opposition in the House and Senate stands between the country and the policies that the economy needs and that the majority of Americans want.

The president was right to call the Republicans on taxes. As the New Year wears on, he should do the same on gun control, immigration reform, and gay and lesbian rights.

Obama wanted to be the president who would change the tone in Washington, meaning a more collaborative relationship with the Republicans. That was not to be. The Republicans would not allow it. Now, history invites Obama to change the tone in Washington by dispatching an extremist Republican Party to the far fringes of public discourse where it belongs.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/...

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#831154 Dec 31, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I say let the Red states secede that will get rid of most of the dead weight.
So, now, oil and food are dead weight....

We'll take capitalism and the Constitution. You can have your Marxist dictatorship and unions. Good luck building an economy around that.
There's a reason staunch union states like Wisconsin and Michigan are giving unions a boot up their ass on the way out the door.
And, there's a reason unions had to become more than half government workers for them to survive.
And, without unions, we'll be able to export Twinkies to you.))))

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#831155 Dec 31, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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If you are a billionaire it's a lot easier to dismiss higher taxes than if you are earning $250K by working 80 hours a week while trying to pay college tuition for your children.
If you're earning $250k paying college tuition for your kids your rate wouldn't go up and you know that.

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Realtime

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#831157 Dec 31, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I say let the Red states secede that will get rid of most of the dead weight.
Except for Idaho, that's where the good hops come from.

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#831158 Dec 31, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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2.4 Government Finance and Spending
All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution. We oppose any legal requirements forcing employers to serve as tax collectors. Government should not incur debt, which burdens future generations without their consent. We support the passage of a "Balanced Budget Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution, provided that the budget is balanced exclusively by cutting expenditures, and not by raising taxes.
Yup, not happening with a D/R government.

Nevertheless, fiscal responsibility is the key so if the electorate won't let their government cut spending taxes must necessarily go up to pay for it. You're taking money directly from people who haven't even been born yet, that's unconscionable THEFT.

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#831159 Dec 31, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Didn't this raise any red flags?
"the largest four-year increase in American history." Since its given in $ value? Wouldn't you say "Of course, with inflation EVERY successive 4 year period will be "the largest four-year increase in American history."
So, let's look at the percent increases. The percentage increase in revenue for every 4-year budget period since 1982:
1982-1985 - 20.2%(Reagan tax cuts)
1986-1989 - 35%
1990-1993 - 16.5%(Bush tax hikes)
1994-1997 - 36.8%(Clinton tax hikes)
1998-2001 - 26%
2002-2005 - 8.2%(W Bush tax cuts)
2006-2009 - 2.3%
Do the math yourself:
Table 1.1
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historic...
It's interesting that you include a "historicals" reference, but you make no reference to events of history.
You should include the increase during Reagan being compared to the deplorable Carter years when our continuing existence was threatened and the term "stagflation" became commonplace.
You should include the shift from Cold War technology development spillover into the private market lag, creating everything necessary for the dot-com boom to happen during Bush41.
You should include the dot-com boom during Clinton's era.
You should include the dot-com bust the the Bush43 era began with.

But, you get your propaganda off the White House web site. You know, that's not the only obvious bullshit on that site. ;-)

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#831160 Dec 31, 2012
So Outta Here wrote:
Iran pays Russian women to cover up in nuclear plant: MP
(AFP)–
TEHRAN — Iran is paying Russian women working as technicians at its sole nuclear power plant to adhere to the Islamic dress code, an Iranian lawmaker told the ISNA news agency on Tuesday.
Women in Iran, regardless of their nationality or religion, are required to cover their hair and much of the body. Those who do not abide by the rule -- known as hijab -- may face arrest or other punishment.
"Based on contracts signed with female Russian employees at the Bushehr (nuclear) power plant, they receive a hijab payment," MP Mehdi Mousavinejad, who represents a constituency in southern Bushehr province, told ISNA.
"Unfortunately, they do not properly observe what is (asked of them), which is mentioned in the contracts," he said, while criticising authorities for a lax oversight on Russians working at the plant.
Mousavinejad also called on Russians to fulfil their "commitments".
"When one party accepts to pay an amount for a commitment, it is important for the other party to fulfil its commitments."
He did not how much money was paid, or how many female technicians are working at the Bushehr nuclear plant.
Russia took over as the main contractor at Bushehr in the mid-90s, but the plant is yet to be fully operational and connected to Iran's national grid.
A defining element of Iran since the Islamic revolution in 1979, the hijab has translated into women wearing long, loose clothing to conceal their figures.
What would you think of a woman who contracted to perform a strip-tease then refused to take off her clothes?

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Cindy

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#831161 Dec 31, 2012
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
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Morning fellow old goob. While I agree with what you said, you, in the typical cult of liberal fashion, did the propoganda thing like the NAZI's did and left out a few key facts.
Not all religions in all eras are as you say, lest you generalize which you libtards always say is wrong to do.
You socialist Jim Jones CULT members who call yourself Democrats today scare the hell out of many people because you are just as crazy and gullible as Germans in 1939. The tactics your party uses are similar to what Hitler and the SS used. They were very effective at using the media to distort the truth and spread propoganda. The Socialist Workers Party would be an excellent name for what you belong to.
The NAZI is just like you. They also removed religion from the party platform.
Zieg Hiel, dumb old follower. You are more of a fanatic than any religion you are knocking.
Why are you here. Don't you have a job? No one cares about what you think. Go to a white forum blue eyed devil. You're not accomplishing anything being on a black forum. You're only showing blacks what they think of whites are true. Racist filthy murdering monsters who eat people, rape children, and engage in animal sex. White people created AIDS by having sex with animals, then brought it to Africa. Most of you are closet junkies. Why don't you go kill yourself.

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impeach Congress

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#831162 Dec 31, 2012
impeach Congress wrote:
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Which "America" are you referring to? Certainly not the America that "Re-Elected" our wonderful president! Must be talking bout the stupid losers!
Got the white folk's dandruss up huh? LOL

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Homer

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#831163 Dec 31, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Except for Idaho, that's where the good hops come from.
I give them a month, states like Idaho will be begging to come back in to the union once they see how dependent states like Mississippi and Alabama are on them.

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TSM

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#831164 Dec 31, 2012
Obama once again fail to Lead turns negotiation over to his VP!! Who’s the smartest ‘Obama or Biden?’ Maureen Dowd was right when she said “the only thing that stands out about Obama is his Big Ears!”

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#831167 Dec 31, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>lol your just as ignorant as the post you so gleefully wrote. McVeigh was a republican and believed all that stupid fear mongoring redoric republicans portray as truth's. Here's a tip for ya.. quit watching fox news and you might actually learn something.... lol
Galt posted a section of the Libertarian Party platform for my benefit. It has NOTHING to do with Fox "News". Occasionally someone on Fox will brush the LP line, about as often as it happens on MSNBC.

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impeach Congress

Morrow, GA

#831168 Dec 31, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
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Most rational people recognize the need to separate church and state in a FREE society. Man made religions are set up to control the masses by claiming to interpret what they believe God wants them to do. God gave me the sense to avoid anyone who claims to speak for Him. All you have to do to see the way organized religion has been used a tool of evil is to read some history.
Amen! You see these devils are in the dark and hate it when a little light is shed on their Bull S#it. As if they really "KNOW" God!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#831170 Dec 31, 2012
The Farm Bill... and the cost of milk.

80 percent of the Farm Bill the Democrats want passed in welfare.
If the Farm Bill is not passed, it is hypothesized that the price of milk will double.
Well, those paying taxes will pay more for milk regardless of whether that 80 percent of welfare in the Farm Bill goes through or not. If the Democrats obstruct the Farm Bill because it doesn't have enough welfare in it, the people paying taxes will jsut pay more for milk. If that turn-coat Democrat-in-a-Republican-costu me Boehner gives the Democrats their dream wish again and forces it through with all that welfare attached, those paying taxes will end up paying double for the milk, anyway, because they are the only ones paying for all the welfare in the Farm Bill.
Either way, those paying taxes will pay more.
So, just take the goddam welfare out of the bill. Put it where it belongs, in a Welfare Bill. Then, we'll talk about welfare, and see how much money the Democrats leave to be appropriated for it.
I'm going to predict that there won't be any money left for the so-called "poor" after the Democrats stuff the pockets of their cronies.

Money doesn't grow on trees. All of you dupes are going to come face-to-face with that reality very soon.

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Cindy

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#831172 Dec 31, 2012
AllTrue wrote:
<quoted text> How many queer Pedophile Jews are in Canada ?
How many animals have you had sex with?

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#831173 Dec 31, 2012
Nostrollis Waxtroll wrote:
Atta boy!! Good trolling, as usual. Now make yourself useful and do it some more!! Show us what you got Waxballs!! You go little guy!!
Wrist splints be damned!!!!!
You seem to be fixated with "little" things. What would Doctor Joyce Brothers say about that?

Are you typing with one hand? ;-)

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Jane Says

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#831175 Dec 31, 2012
TSM wrote:
Maybe I’ve been a little harsh with the President; it’s time to acknowledge some of his accomplishments!! The President is Historic “He’s a First!”
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
Just think he could be the First President to take us off the Fiscal Cliff!!
wow, that Obama is a real CAN-DO President. and remember when Moochelle made the speech about sacrifice (right after an expensive Vail vacation?) Well, taxpayer money continues to be wasted by this Marie Antoinette clone. Shared sacrifice would have been Moochelle and daughters returning to DC with Obama instead of returning separately.

'Michelle to Remain in Hawaii, Costing Taxpayers Over $100K
by Keith Koffler on December 26, 2012, 8:42 am

President Obama will return to Washington from Hawaii Thursday while First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters plan to continue their vacation, adding at least $100,000 and probably more than $200,000 to taxpayer costs for the excursion.

Instead of accompanying her husband home on Air Force One, Mrs. Obama will fly on her own Air Force jet at a later date and require security and staff to remain in place in Hawaii for the length of her stay, which reportedly could extend until January 6.

The White House does not reveal the price tag for the Obamas’ vacations. But an estimate can be made given several known and likely expenses.

Assuming Mrs. Obama uses the type of plane she has flown before to Hawaii, the Air Force C-40B Special Mission Aircraft, the cost of a flight from Honolulu to Washington would be about $63,000. If the C-40B must be flown out to Hawaii to retrieve Mrs. Obama, as would seem likely, the first lady’s travel costs could amount to about $126,000, assuming the jet is dispatched from Washington.

And the cost would be much higher still if a supply-carrying cargo jet comes home along with Michelle in addition to the cargo jet that accompanies Air Force One – particularly if that jet too must be flown out to Hawaii just for Mrs. Obama.

Once you throw in the tens of thousands of dollars that must be dished out to house, pay, and support the military and Secret Service assets enlisted to protect Mrs. Obama – as well as other support staff – the price tag for her stay is probably in excess of $200,000, and possibly much more, depending on how long she remains on vacation.

Mrs. Obama flew to Hawaii separately from the president in 2010 and 2011, in those cases leaving early with the family while he finished work with Congress and then joined them for the remainder of the vacation.

If Obama strikes an early deal on the fiscal cliff and then returns to Hawaii to finish up his vacation, the tab for taxpayers would be extraordinary. Air Force One costs about $180,000 an hour to fly, and the roundtrip taxpayer-funded ticket for the nine-hour flight would amount to about $3.24 million.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/12/26/m...

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Cindy

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#831176 Dec 31, 2012
This thread has a bunch of jobless honkies on welfare. Ha, ha, ha, ha.

You'll under Obama's care now. Everything will be alright now junkies.

Obama will pay for your rehab treatment.

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Homer

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#831179 Dec 31, 2012
Well we should be about at the height of Flack's 5 day party condensed into 3. I wonder if he's passed out yet.

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