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 ... Read more
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#873413 Mar 13, 2013
Senate Republicans governing like it's 2011

Sen. Ted "Calgary" Cruz proved his relevance today with an amendment to the continuing resolution bill that will keep the government running after March 27. His amendment? What else. Defunding Obamacare. And he had the bright lights of the Senate GOP caucus with him. Even Mitch McConnell stood up in support of his amendment, along with the "savior" of the GOP Marco Rubio and a number of others.

What was the final vote? It failed, 45-52, and once again Republicans waste a whole lot of time failing to get rid of Obamacare.

And how much time did Ted Cruz waste with this? More than half a day of Senate time that could have been used on other, not irrelevant and not futile, amendments that might have let the Senate actually get around to voting on the bill today or tomorrow. Is this the end to the nihilists waste of time on this bill? Probably not.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/13/1193...
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873414 Mar 13, 2013
RECYCLED NO REAL CHANGE JUST JUGGLING A race to the bottom heads them toward serfdom. In November 2003, the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) offered hope. It went nowhere during Bush’s tenure.

Obama followed suit. He spurned it. In July 2009, he and Senate Democrats agreed to block EFCA’s “card check” provision. They removed it from pending legislation.

It would have required employers to recognize the right to organize once most workers signed union cards freely and openly. Hope for passage died. So did worker rights.

Real unemployment’s at 23%. Economist John Williams called February’s jobs gain and reported unemployment rate “not meaningful.” Numbers are distorted to belie reality.

Economic conditions are deplorable. They’ve been that way for years. Around 25 million working age Americans can’t find jobs.

Millions more involuntarily take low-pay/poor benefit part-time or temp ones. Obama’s a jobs destroyer, not creator.

He’s waging war on America’s social contract. He wants it eliminated altogether. He spurns worker rights. Don’t expect Perez to change things. His resume belies what he’ll do.

He won’t be worker friendly. It’s not his job. He’ll continue same old, same old. He’s mandated to do it. He has no other choice. He’ll perform as asked or be replaced.

He’s an attorney. From 1989 – 2001, he served in the Bush I and Clinton Justice Department
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873415 Mar 13, 2013
For much of the last decade, the left participated in activism and protests condemning the Bush administration's wars of aggression, and calling for the President's impeachment.

Now that it is a Democrat in the White House, however, these self-same activists are suddenly shying away from impeachment as a way to stop the American war machine.

Find out more about the movement to impeach Obama -- and its opponents in the phoney "anti-war" left -- in this week's
lololololololhahahaha
TSM

El Paso, TX

#873416 Mar 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You can generate revenue for a program by either raising or creating new taxes or reducing costs in other areas & sifting tht avings to help pay for that program.
Revenue generation. A term Bush knew nothing about. He just kept spending & ignoring how to pay for it.
RealDave cute but ignorant!! Government doesn’t generate Revenues it confiscates them form the backs of Hard Working Americans!!
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#873417 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
fick off hillbilly
Now, now, dem! Calm down.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873418 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you need to have a registered weapon to buy ammo?
No, although who knows in wacko places like New York.

Most firearms are not registered and are not required to be registered.
emveregisla john

Tanzania, United Republic of

#873419 Mar 13, 2013
he waz de choice of african we really appreciated his post as a president
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873420 Mar 13, 2013
leosnana wrote:
We seem to have a new Pope. Name not given yet. I'm going to miss those red Pradas...well, probably not, but I couldn't think of anything else to say.
More bigotry from an ugly Wiccan.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#873421 Mar 13, 2013
carol wrote:
Obamacare is going to backfire on the same people he and his fellow democrats seemingly think bigger government can save.
All the while cozying up to his selective 1%'ers.
the wealthy--including politicians and Hollywierd--will pay a fine to not buy insurance and then pay out of pocket for quality, private healthcare without a wait. the rest of Americans will have at best mediocre government issued healthcare, with quality similar to welfare cheese and the efficiency of any government run agency.
emveregisla john

Tanzania, United Republic of

#873422 Mar 13, 2013
We wish all the best 4 the coming pope!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873423 Mar 13, 2013
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRUTH-HEMLOC wrote:
Throughout his tenure, Obama waged war on labor. Perez won’t change things. He’ll replace Hilda Solis. She resigned in January. She accomplished little in four years.
She’s the daughter of immigrant union members. She failed to deliver as promised. She pledged to make a difference and didn’t. Expect little change from Perez. More on him below.
Organized labor in America’s in disarray. In January, union membership reached a near-century low. Only 11.3% of US workers are organized.
Private sector unionization’s down to 6.6%. It’s the lowest percentage in over 100 years. It’s headed perhaps for extinction.
Union bosses bear much responsibility. They side more with management than rank and file members. They conspire against their own.
They abandoned their most effective weapon. They rarely strike. They block collective struggle. They betray promises made.
They’re self-serving. They prioritize their own welfare. They place it above rank and file interests. They’re complicit in supporting the divine right of capital. They’ve been that way for decades.
The UAW reflects organized labor’s decline. At about 380,000, its membership barely exceeds one-third its total eight years ago.
In the 1950s, about 35% of workers were organized. In 1979, it was around 24%. At the end of the Reagan era, it was 16.8%. In 2007, it was 12%. In 2011, it was 11.8%. It continues declining annually.
Obama, other Democrats, Republicans and union bosses conspire. They do so unconscionably. They want workers to live or die by market-based rules. They’re rigged against them. They haven’t got a chance. They’re on their own sink or swim.
The situation is worse than you think, because most union members are now government employees, negotiating with fools who are buying their votes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873424 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Little League in Atwood, Illinois is holding a raffle to raise money for new equipment. The prize is a military-style AR-15 rifle — the weapon of choice for Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook Elementary Hook shooting and James Holmes in the Aurora theater shooting last year.
The assault rifle is from Atwood Armory, which partnered with the Atwood-Hammond Little League to help them improve last year’s dismal fundraising record of ten dollars. Since the raffle launched on Tuesday, the armory has apparently been flooded with calls:
http://thinkprogress.org/
You rightwingers are truly sickening.
What's your problem?

Beats selling diabetes-causing candy.
emveregisla john

Tanzania, United Republic of

#873425 Mar 13, 2013
the world is turning upside down !!
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#873426 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
gfy gunner
lily's motherly language
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#873427 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Hail to the New Chief Pedophile; will they all line up and get on their knees to kiss the ring?
At least you won't have to grab a pole to drag yourself off the floor, bottle in hand.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873428 Mar 13, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the wealthy--including politicians and Hollywierd--will pay a fine to not buy insurance and then pay out of pocket for quality, private healthcare without a wait. the rest of Americans will have at best mediocre government issued healthcare, with quality similar to welfare cheese and the efficiency of any government run agency.
Exactly. Obamacare guarantees a two-tier medical system.

The you will hear the cries from the left to ban private practice of medicine, instituting involuntary servitude.
carol

Orlando, FL

#873429 Mar 13, 2013
This is lengthy but everyone must read this.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
March 13, 2013

Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes.

The government's draft application runs 15 pages for a three-person family. An outline of the online version has 21 steps, some with additional questions.

Seven months before the Oct. 1 start of enrollment season for millions of uninsured Americans, the idea that getting health insurance could be as easy as shopping online at Amazon or Travelocity is starting to look like wishful thinking.

At least three major federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize your application. Checking your identity, income and citizenship is supposed to happen in real time, if you apply online.

That's just the first part of the process, which lets you know if you qualify for financial help. The government asks to see what you're making because Obama's Affordable Care Act is means-tested, with lower-income people getting the most generous help to pay premiums.

Once you're finished with the money part, actually picking a health plan will require additional steps, plus a basic understanding of insurance jargon.

And it's a mandate, not a suggestion. The law says virtually all Americans must carry health insurance starting next year, although most will just keep the coverage they now have through their jobs, Medicare or Medicaid.

Some are concerned that a lot of uninsured people will be overwhelmed and simply give up.

"This lengthy draft application will take a considerable amount of time to fill out and will be difficult for many people to be able to complete," said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an advocacy group supporting the health care law. "It does not get you to the selection of a plan."

"When you combine those two processes, it is enormously time consuming and complex," added Pollack. He's calling for the government to simplify the form and, more important, for an army of counselors to help uninsured people navigate the new system. It's unclear who would pay for these navigators.

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/13/17...

This is just the beginning. The nightmare hasn't even begun yet.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#873430 Mar 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Little League in Atwood, Illinois is holding a raffle to raise money for new equipment. The prize is a military-style AR-15 rifle — the weapon of choice for Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook Elementary Hook shooting and James Holmes in the Aurora theater shooting last year.
The assault rifle is from Atwood Armory, which partnered with the Atwood-Hammond Little League to help them improve last year’s dismal fundraising record of ten dollars. Since the raffle launched on Tuesday, the armory has apparently been flooded with calls:
http://thinkprogress.org/
You rightwingers are truly sickening.
what kind of guns do your inlaw outlaws use at the almost daily baby mamma showers where shooting guns at each other takes place right after the gifts are opened?

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#873431 Mar 13, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
3-1/2. The GOP wants to "reform" Medicare. That word seems to trip up a lot of you liberal types.
If we keep going down the path of thinking the status quo is acceptable, a lot of people on your side of the fence are in for a rude awakening.
By "reform" the Republican reactionaries mean they want to slash and burn the Medicare program.
Carol probably knows nothing about the history of REAL reforms which are always opposed by the Right, and always pioneered by the Left.
Rightwing Republicans OPPOSED Medicare back in the 1960s, when it was just being established during the time of th Lyndon Johnson administration.
Indeed, Ronald Reagan and his corporate sponsors ran TV ads depicting Medicare as a Communist plot, as a USSR-style program.
Rightwingers also opposed Social Security, the 8 hour day, and the reight to collective bargaining during he time of the FDR administation in the 1930s.
But the tide was agains the reactionaries during the 1930s & 1960s.
They couldn't stop those popular and progressive reforms, though they never rea;;u accepted them.
Now the stone age reactionaries hope to "reform" these reforms out of existence, or leave them totally eviscerated.
Same with the Voting Rights Act. Same with all the gains won by women.
In short, the American conservatives are not even just conservative anymore. They're FASCISTS.
carol

Orlando, FL

#873433 Mar 13, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the wealthy--including politicians and Hollywierd--will pay a fine to not buy insurance and then pay out of pocket for quality, private healthcare without a wait. the rest of Americans will have at best mediocre government issued healthcare, with quality similar to welfare cheese and the efficiency of any government run agency.
The Associated Press released this today:

"Because of opposition to the health care law in some states, the federal government will run the new insurance markets in about half the states. And states that reject the law's Medicaid expansion will be left with large numbers of poor people uninsured.

"HHS estimates it will receive more than 4.3 million applications for financial assistance in 2014 with online applications accounting for about 80 percent of them."

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/13/17...

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