Barack Obama, our next President

Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

"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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brown eyes wrote:
God Bless President Obama and Joe Biden safe and sound and doing an excellent job. God Bless the United States of America.
the best post so far in this thread. Thumbs way up!!!!!!!.
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maddmaxx7 wrote:
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Obama is a lying sack of shit scumbag hyocrite who didn't pay his fair share, just like Fat Al who sold his network early to dodge higher capital gains taxes.
Sold out to Al-jazeera.
Who says Obama didn't pay his fair share? Obama's tax returns are available for all to see and it turns out he paid 23.37% which is pretty much in line with the majority of upper middle class taxpayers in this country. Romney on the other hand paid an effective tax rate of 15.4%.
The deal with Al Jazeera was signed on January 2, 2013, so the higher taxes do apply.
You're an idiot!

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R-12 Freon wrote:
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Your posts that I read,I had you pegged for someone who owned a Smart Car.
You do know that a Prius is a womans car don't you?
Me, I drive a 72 Chevelle with a 396 in it. Maybe you have seen it? It's got a bumper sticker on the Steel bumper that say's " I love my big carbon footprint"
The 72 Chevelle is a nice car.

It saddens me to know that such a great car is owed by such an ass as to mock emissions & efforts to reduce our dependence on oil.

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killtaker wrote:
Fun!
With Demcorats!
Jerry Springer
Democrat
Gubernatorial Nominee in Ohio
Paid for hookers with check
Career halted.
David Vitter, Republican Senator, hired hookers on his cell phone while on the Senate floor.

Re-elected.

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EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
Piles of fodder? Is that what the coward president nobama feared if he released his college records?
Peace
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You just proved my point.

Every time you whine about college transcripts, it makes you an idiot.
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Good morning fellow debaters any New Years resolutions.
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brown eyes wrote:
Good morning fellow debaters any New Years resolutions.
Yes , hide more money ,pay less taxes and try to starve this obese govt. and in the process force you into getting a job and pulling your own weight.
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RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Yes , hide more money ,pay less taxes and try to starve this obese govt. and in the process force you into getting a job and pulling your own weight.
Lol I have a job and there's nothing wrong with the United States Government. Virginia voted for President Obama you need to get with the program.

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John Galt wrote:
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There is a difference between providing information to the government, even if it can be obtained by specific request, versus having that information published in mass media.
Its a public record because we are the government.

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Using your logic, when a police officer is shot, there is no sense having a surgeon remove the bullet and save his life. After all, he will probably just get shot again.
The point is helping people who need help. So what if the money comes from the federal government. I suspect that most of the homeowners who are suffering in those areas have payed plenty in federal taxes at some point in their lives. Some of them may have even lost their sons in wars they were sent to fight by the federal government. Do I think people like that are owned something by the federal government? You bet I do.
The way SFHA is structured makes it a gimme for developers and insurers so no, I don't feel like I should have to subsidize their wallets. It also incentivises building in flood-prone areas.
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The 72 Chevelle is a nice car.
It saddens me to know that such a great car is owed by such an ass as to mock emissions & efforts to reduce our dependence on oil.
Not really into cars so i dnt know what a chevelle is but assume that its a monster. Some men use their cars because they think it adds to their prowess a bit like some a doddery old bloke going around in a super fast sports car but creaks and groans as he struggles to get in and out of it.

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Ann Coulter screamed that they should publish the names of women who had abortions. These people are sick in the head beyond words.
Btw, I don't think the names and addresses of gun owners should have been published either. What about privacy?
That's the prickly side of all these licenses, laws, and regulations, you can have no expectation of privacy when you submit information to a government of the people, for the people, and by the people.
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I don't think these people are upset about the presidents reelection as much as how he was reelected. It was their children (young white kids 18 to 25) that actually was the driving force to push the president over the top. These folks thought his victory in"08 was a fluke. Now reality has hit & hit hard, we begin to hear all their bullshit excuses. Oh he's hiding something because he won't show his college transcript. Americans died in benghazi & he lied, blah, blah, blah. As I stated before", a bunch of bullshit"! Their little hearts are broken because their children didn't grow up to be the racist they are & their parents were. Get over it, the man won fair & square & for next 4yrs, the President of The United States of America!

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pens_make_us_dum wrote:
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Oh boy!
Philosophy!!!!
Ok...you are on the beach and a black teenager and a white teenager start screaming for help...they are drowning...
Equal distances from you...
Which one do you save?
How cold is the water?

If its winter I'll be saddened watching two kids drown.

I'll be calling 911 'cause I'm in no condition to go diving into the water to save anybody then I'd watch all the action from the doughnut shop.

To address your dilemma by putting up a different scenario I'd try to save the one I was most likely going to successfully save, race wouldn't be a consideration.

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maddmaxx7 wrote:
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it's full of pork, dork, open your eyes
You're talking about the Senate bill that Boehner killed. Ironically all the pork in it went to red states with Republican Senators. That's how Reid bought their votes.

Typical big-government, big-spending Republican Senators in Alaska, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana who believe debt money grows on trees.
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<quoted text>There is no forgiving your kind of stupidity Carol, you should really take some time away from politics.
Unless you're just one more dirtbag troll whose only mission in life is to throw flames.
If that's so you fail there too babe.
Realtime, if you recall, I had to post the top 3 Obama Team Cheerleaders headlines referring to the "fiscal cliff" which you were convinced was a Fox phrase.

Your anger this time stemmed from my post claiming thousands have been massacred in Syria.

CNN - The United Nations said last week that more than 4,000 people have died in Syria since a government crackdown against protesters erupted in mid-March.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/09/world/meast/syr...

Do you always like shooting the messenger?

Or are you angry about something else?
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The Myth of the Job Creator

The popular notion of the so-called “Job Creator” is a myth. Yet the very idea of Job Creators represents the most basic argument in the Supply Side story, a concept which postulates that economic growth requires expanding the means of production. The term Job Creator has been repeated and spun so frequently on Capitol Hill and across America, almost exclusively from Conservatives, that it has become accepted wisdom that job growth is determined by the means of production, the supply-side of the economy. It is not.

The reason is so stunningly simple and basic that it’s almost entirely invisible by politicians and pundits alike. This is because contrary to the supply-side mantra, most businesses are unwilling to expand hiring unless the new jobs are justified by sufficient Market Demand. It is for this reason that the popular supply-side policies of tax cuts and credits have done little to stimulate domestic hiring. If anything businesses have converted the government largesse of lower taxes into enhanced profitability, with little in the way of new jobs materializing.

So who precisely are the real job creators? Simple, just visit the mall, or any place where goods and services are purchased. The real source of market demand is consumption, and it is the increase in demand, not supply, and that persuades businesses to hire. Yet for the past thirty years conservatives have had an ideological love affair with supply side economics. It entirely fits of course. Modern day conservatives are clearly the party of the top 1%, and so a policy of rewarding wealthy interests is perfectly aligned with their support base. And as everybody else would prefer lower taxes, it plays well to many voters, or at least those people who are unable or unwilling to recognize the vast wealth that is being surreptitiously funneled to the super rich.

Except that it doesn’t work, at least for the bottom 99%. So it is not surprising that since supply side went main stream wealth has gone almost entirely to the top, and real wages have been stagnant. Yet conservative politicians remain adamant that low taxes will fix the economy AND low spending will fix the deficit, completely ignoring that the only genuine solutions to balancing our public finances requires more revenues as well. Even business interests are coming around to acknowledge that President H. W. Bush was right all along, it really is Voodoo Economics.

So if businesses are unwilling to expand hiring on US soil until domestic demand warrants it, a pointedly Demand-Side requirement, then why does this ineffective ideology continue to wreck so much havoc on Washington’s ability to implement economically sensible policies? I contend that only when we figure that out will we be able to avoid artificially created Fiscal Cliffs.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/04/1176...

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maddmaxx7 wrote:
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Why do you support Obama bankrupting America?
I don't any more than I support Republicans bankrupting it. Since the Republicans took Congress in '95 year over year spending has increased an average of 8% under Republicans and 7.5% under Democrats so the Democrats are marginally better. What makes Republicans particularly repugnant is that their entire platform is a lie and a delusion. If you believe you're doing the right thing while in reality you're doing the very wrong thing you're going to keep doing it because you've convinced yourself its the right thing.

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maddmaxx7 wrote:
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he first amendment for your ilk only concerns those you agree with, deny it liar.
Deny.

I think it was pretty shi tty of the paper to publish it.
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An amazing mea culpa from the IMF’s chief economist on austerity

Consider it a mea culpa submerged in a deep pool of calculus and regression analysis: The International Monetary Fund’s top economist today acknowledged that the fund blew its forecasts for Greece and other European economies because it did not fully understand how government austerity efforts would undermine economic growth.

The new and highly technical paper looks again at the issue of fiscal multipliers – the impact that a rise or fall in government spending or tax collection has on a country’s economic output.

That it comes under the byline of fund economic counselor and research director Olivier Blanchard is significant. Fund research is always published with the caveat that it represents the views of the researcher, not the institution itself. But this paper comes from the top, and attempts to put to rest an issue that has been at the center of debate about how fast countries should move in their efforts to tame large debts and deficits.

If fiscal multipliers are small, countries can cut spending faster or raise more in taxes without much short-term damage. If they are large, then the process can become self-defeating, at least in the short run, with each dollar of government spending cuts, for example, costing the economy more than a dollar in lost output and thus actually increasing debt-to-GDP ratios.

That is what has been happening with a vengeance in Greece, where fund forecasters, as part of the country’s first bailout program in 2010, predicted that the nation could cut deeply into government spending and pretty quickly bounce back to economic growth and rising employment.

Two years later, the Greek economy is still shrinking and unemployment is at 25 percent.

Of course no two circumstances are alike. Shut out of international bond markets, Greece had little choice but to begin bringing its public finances into line or face a catastrophic default. Financing wasn’t available to sustain prior spending levels. For an economy that has been reeling for several years, however, a billion or two in extra government programs or investment could have kept a few small businesses open and kept a few more families employed and spending.

“Forecasters significantly underestimated the increase in unemployment and the decline in domestic demand associated with fiscal consolidation,” Blanchard and co-author Daniel Leigh, a fund economist, wrote in the paper.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

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