Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1394925 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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TSM

United States

#869145 Mar 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
How much did it cost us for 435 House members to fly home & back instead of working to resolve the sequester?
A lot cheaper than Obama playing Golf with Tiger!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869146 Mar 6, 2013
Chief White House Calligrapher Gets Paid $96,725 Per Year

7:39 AM, Mar 6, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER


With the White House closing its doors to public tour groups in order to save money for the sequester, it's worth remembering some of the other costs the White House incurs annually.

Like the "Chief Calligrapher," Patricia A. Blair, who has an annual salary of $96,725, and her two deputies, Debra S. Brown, who gets paid $85,953 per year, and Richard T. Muffler, who gets paid $94,372 every year.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869147 Mar 6, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
<quoted text>
Third time a charm troll? This is your third attempt at a personality switch to get attention. You are starting to look silly. Try your luck out on somebody else. You're silly antics have a pathetic air about them. As I said, you're wasting your time.
Senile old Jean from Queens can't even respond to the correct post.

Time for the nursing home.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#869148 Mar 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I fear that even if we explain it to her all day, it still won't sink in. At the end of the day, she'll keep saying White House Tours cancelled.
Talk about a blockhead.
Carol? The sugar is eating your brain.
who bailed you out? or did the ambulance chaser discover you weren't at home posting on topix for a change?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
Just a minute

Flushing, NY

#869149 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
CNN - March 2013 - Americans saw their income drop so dramatically in January that it marked the deepest one-month decline in 20 years.
http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/01/news/economy/...
CNBC - September 2012 - U.S. health insurance premiums have climbed faster than wages and inflation this year, and look poised to accelerate in 2013
Higher costs took a bigger bite from the income of middle-class employees whose wages advanced only 1.7 percent as employers shifted more health-care costs to their workers.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/48988230/Rising_Health...
Do you priortize "social rights" over civil liberties like Venezuelans did under Chavez and not alarmed by his concentration of power as they were?
It's the Inequality, Stupid

Income distribution: Emmanuel Saez (Excel)

Net worth: Edward Wolff (PDF)

Household income/income share: Congressional Budget Office

Real vs. desired distribution of wealth: Michael I. Norton and Dan Ariely (PDF)

Net worth of Americans vs. Congress: Federal Reserve (average); Center for Responsive Politics (Congress)

Your chances of being a millionaire: Calculation based on data from Wolff (PDF); US Census (household and population data)

Member of Congress' chances: Center for Responsive Politics

Wealthiest members of Congress: Center for Responsive Politics

Tax cut votes: New York Times (Senate; House)

Wall street profits, 2007-2009: New York State Comptroller (PDF)

Unemployment rate, 2007-2009: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Home equity, 2007-2009: Federal Reserve, Flow of Funds data, 1995-2004 and 2005-2009 (PDFs)

CEO vs. worker pay: Economic Policy Institute

Historic tax rates: Calculations based on data from The Tax Foundation

Federal tax revenue: Joint Committee on Taxation (PDF)
carol

Orlando, FL

#869150 Mar 6, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>All you got to do is look at Boehner's Welfare 8th Congressional District that he represent and the Welfare Rats keep re-electing because of that but that is conservatism to them Compassinate Conservatism I should say.
Boehner won his district in 2012 with 99.2% of the votes.

Maybe if you could provide some sources?
Just a minute

Flushing, NY

#869151 Mar 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Senile old Jean from Queens can't even respond to the correct post.
Time for the nursing home.
Woof woof, keep barking up that tree Pal. Third time a charm troll? This is your third attempt at a personality switch to get attention. You are starting to look silly. Try your luck out on somebody else. You're silly antics have a pathetic air about them. As I said, you're wasting your time.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#869153 Mar 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Chief White House Calligrapher Gets Paid $96,725 Per Year
7:39 AM, Mar 6, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
With the White House closing its doors to public tour groups in order to save money for the sequester, it's worth remembering some of the other costs the White House incurs annually.
Like the "Chief Calligrapher," Patricia A. Blair, who has an annual salary of $96,725, and her two deputies, Debra S. Brown, who gets paid $85,953 per year, and Richard T. Muffler, who gets paid $94,372 every year.
I went to a job search site and found this

" Average Calligraphy Salaries

The average salary for calligraphy jobs is $26,000."

We are getting fleeced by our own government.
THE POPE

Chicago, IL

#869154 Mar 6, 2013
BUT THIS MUCH I ALREADY KNOW: YOU LIKE TO MAKE AN ENTRANCE. IN MY BID'NESS THAT'S CALLED HUBRIS.

"MR. MODERATOR, MR. MODERATOR," (L'IL WHINEY VOICE OF THE SCHOOL SISSY) "THE BAD MAN SAID A BAD WORD!" HE SAID A BAD WORD! I'M A PAGAN, I'M A PAGAN! THE BAD MAN SAID A BAD WORD!"
carol

Orlando, FL

#869155 Mar 6, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>All you got to do is look at Boehner's Welfare 8th Congressional District that he represent and the Welfare Rats keep re-electing because of that but that is conservatism to them Compassinate Conservatism I should say.
Boehner won his district in 2012 with 99.2% of the votes.

Democrats pretty much ran the show in Ohio from 1975 to 1993 and then again from 2007 through 2010.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#869156 Mar 6, 2013
Where'd all the judgeits go? Seems like when I'm not here, the judgeits are much more tame. I guess it's pretty obvious to everyone now that I was the hypocrite doing the judgeits, then whining like a baby about it when I could not spam the site to my desire.

DAG NAB IT! Where's my ammo? Things are kind of slow down here in Bumpass!

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#869157 Mar 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
"Loophole" is a meaningless word. ALL tax credits, deductions, and subsidies should be eliminated.
Start with the Earned Income Credit.
Taxed Enough Already.
Starve the government beast.
You best get on that phone & start calling Republicans because they want to keep each & every one.
THE DOPE

Newington, CT

#869158 Mar 6, 2013
THE POPE wrote:
BUT THIS MUCH I ALREADY KNOW: YOU LIKE TO MAKE AN ENTRANCE. IN MY BID'NESS THAT'S CALLED HUBRIS.
"MR. MODERATOR, MR. MODERATOR," (L'IL WHINEY VOICE OF THE SCHOOL SISSY) "THE BAD MAN SAID A BAD WORD!" HE SAID A BAD WORD! I'M A PAGAN, I'M A PAGAN! THE BAD MAN SAID A BAD WORD!"
RIGHT ON MAN! LIKE WHOA MAN! I'M HIP! LIBS RULE MAN!
carol

Orlando, FL

#869159 Mar 6, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the Inequality, Stupid
Income distribution: Emmanuel Saez (Excel)
Net worth: Edward Wolff (PDF)
Household income/income share: Congressional Budget Office
Real vs. desired distribution of wealth: Michael I. Norton and Dan Ariely (PDF)
Net worth of Americans vs. Congress: Federal Reserve (average); Center for Responsive Politics (Congress)
Your chances of being a millionaire: Calculation based on data from Wolff (PDF); US Census (household and population data)
Member of Congress' chances: Center for Responsive Politics
Wealthiest members of Congress: Center for Responsive Politics
Tax cut votes: New York Times (Senate; House)
Wall street profits, 2007-2009: New York State Comptroller (PDF)
Unemployment rate, 2007-2009: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Home equity, 2007-2009: Federal Reserve, Flow of Funds data, 1995-2004 and 2005-2009 (PDFs)
CEO vs. worker pay: Economic Policy Institute
Historic tax rates: Calculations based on data from The Tax Foundation
Federal tax revenue: Joint Committee on Taxation (PDF)
Of the top ten wealthiest on Capital Hill, more are Democrats.

But could you summarize your point?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869160 Mar 6, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Washington Times - "Monday marked the first regular workday under sequestration and federal agencies posted more than 400 job ads by 6 p.m.
"Soon, some federal workers will have their wages cut by 20 percent because of the furloughs."
...That makes sense. 400 government job openings while federal workers are taking a 20% cut in wages. Or doesn't it?
Federal workers in Washington taking today off because it is snowing.

Lazy bums.

Who else gets a day off with pay for snow?
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#869161 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
I went to a job search site and found this
" Average Calligraphy Salaries
The average salary for calligraphy jobs is $26,000."
We are getting fleeced by our own government.
Best Buy joins Yahoo in eliminating telecommuting from home options after learning that the employees are spending more time diccing around on social network sites and anonymous political forums than on performing their job duties.

BTW knucklehead, the calligraphy story is making it's way through the right wing sites but apparently it's true__have you given any thought to why there are so many of them at such high salaries?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#869162 Mar 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>You best get on that phone & start calling Republicans because they want to keep each & every one.
Will trade elimination of oil subsidies for elimination of Earned Income Credit.

Any day.
carol

Orlando, FL

#869163 Mar 6, 2013
Just a minute wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the Inequality, Stupid
Income distribution: Emmanuel Saez (Excel)
Net worth: Edward Wolff (PDF)
Household income/income share: Congressional Budget Office
Real vs. desired distribution of wealth: Michael I. Norton and Dan Ariely (PDF)
Net worth of Americans vs. Congress: Federal Reserve (average); Center for Responsive Politics (Congress)
Your chances of being a millionaire: Calculation based on data from Wolff (PDF); US Census (household and population data)
Member of Congress' chances: Center for Responsive Politics
Wealthiest members of Congress: Center for Responsive Politics
Tax cut votes: New York Times (Senate; House)
Wall street profits, 2007-2009: New York State Comptroller (PDF)
Unemployment rate, 2007-2009: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Home equity, 2007-2009: Federal Reserve, Flow of Funds data, 1995-2004 and 2005-2009 (PDFs)
CEO vs. worker pay: Economic Policy Institute
Historic tax rates: Calculations based on data from The Tax Foundation
Federal tax revenue: Joint Committee on Taxation (PDF)
A utopia of perfect equality doesn't exist in the real world.

There will always be the haves and have nots and all the rest of us in between.

If you don't like your circumstances, change them, although, granted, that's become nearly impossible under the leadership of this present administration.

Otherwise, be content with what you have.

Do you prioritize "social rights" over civil liberties even if it means a concentration of power ruling over us?

No one else has answered that question yet.
THE POPE

Chicago, IL

#869164 Mar 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
I went to a job search site and found this
" Average Calligraphy Salaries
The average salary for calligraphy jobs is $26,000."
We are getting fleeced by our own government.
POPE NOT SURE HE'S TRACKIN' THIS LOGIC, BUT HERE'S THE SKINNY. IT DON' MATTER WHAT ROLE YOU FULFILL IN THE DISTRICT IF YOU NOT MAKIN' ABOUT 100K YOU STRUGGLIN'. IT AN EXPENSIVE PLACE. IN ORDER TO ATTRACT THE BES' PEOPLE YOU GOT TO PAY 'EM OR THEY'LL JUS' GO TO WORK FO' THE CHINEE SELLIN' STATE SECRETS OR DESIGNIN' LAWNMOWERS. THE PRES HISSELF ONLY MAKE 400K WHICH IS ABOUT 4X THE SALARY OF HIS AVERAGE EMPLOYEE. NOW, LES' TAKE A BRIEF LOOK AT THE EQUIVALENT IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. THE "AVERAGE" CEO EARNS 13 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, ABOUT 231 TIMES THE SALARY OF THE AVERAGE EMPLOYEE. LITTLE WONDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR WANTS GOVERNMENT OUT OF ITS AFFAIRS.
TSM

United States

#869165 Mar 6, 2013
The Messiah has been Disrobe for what he is…’Activist!! Most Presidents would be working hard to reduce the Pain …CBSNEWS Reports: Obama admin struggles to illustrate pain from sequester, WOW…. Hugo alive and well!!

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