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“Often imitated”

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#873837 Mar 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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All future CBO projects are based on current conditions,.
You promoted a report based on a request not to include any revenue & just look at the cost. You then ran screaming though the streets how all this cost was piled onto the debt whren was not buy covered through savings & revenue generation.
This is why you are a dickheasd.
You can;'t admit that you were wrong.
Obamacare is paid for & does not add to the debt.
And you continue to be a dickhead...

read the report and quit repeating the lies told by the loony left wing. the report deals with cost-containing mechanisms, not revenues. Here, I'll help your lazy ass

" These concerns are reflected in our Alternative simulation, which, consistent with CBO’s and the CMS Actuary’s alternative scenarios ,assumes that certain cost-containment mechanisms are not sustained over the long term."

One cost containing mechanism mentioned it doctor payments. the report states that particular cost containing mechanism has historically been modified by congress. it is a reasonable assumption that it will continue to be modified. Think for yourself, sheep.

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HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873839 Mar 14, 2013
Silence On Privatiztion Is Complicity
In metro Atlanta, North America's second largest concentration of African descendants, local elites including black Democrats, are aggressively consolidating the privatization of public education and public transit. If they can do it here, with the active help or complicit silence of the black political class.....

The silence is deafening. While the state is quickly moving toward mandating MARTA to privatize its operations, there has been no word of opposition from the elected officials of Fulton and DeKalb counties and the city of Atlanta. This legislation also includes the racist reorganization of the MARTA board in favor of a mostly white led North Fulton county; revising the procedure for collective bargaining, allowing the governor to appoint an arbitrator or retired superior court judge; lifting of the 50/50 (capital/operations) split, but none of the money freed up can be used to increase employee wages or benefits; and suspension of the defined benefit pension plan for future MARTA employees. HB 264 passed the house on February 21st and has now moved to the Senate.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#873840 Mar 14, 2013
Hey fckers, what's up?

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“Often imitated”

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#873841 Mar 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley ruled Wednesday that medical marijuana dispensaries must be allowed statewide and individual municipalities cannot legally block them.
The ruling (PDF) was issued by Coakley’s Municipal Law Unit in response to a 2012 bylaw passed by officials in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Two other nearby towns also passed a similar ordinance
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/14/massach...
Colorado sees increase in teen marijuana use. Keep them dumb, huh lily?

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HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873842 Mar 14, 2013
Begging Obama to Turn on His Banker Friends
A reformist group is petitioning President Obama to end his administration’s “too big to jail” policy. The petition assumes Obama actually wants to do the right thing, even though he has “placed corporate fat cats and their cold-blooded operatives throughout his administration from the very beginning, in positions where they can do the most harm.”

Eric Holder admitted that the administration’s policy is to go soft on banker criminality.”

A petition is now circulating that calls for signatories to “tell Obama to end too big to jail.” It’s a project of the Campaign for a Fair Settlement, which grew out of the home mortgage robo-signing scandal. Like all the other crimes involving gangsterism by the Lords of Capital, the robo-signing scandal resulted in the incarceration of not a single Wall Street executive, much less a serious criminal prosecution of the banks involved. Instead, President Obama’s Justice Department went to great lengths to arrange monetary settlements that avoided criminalizing the corporate wrongdoers. The banks were fined, but much of the money never reached the people who had been harmed. Although robo-signing and the LIBOR interest rate manipulations were both referred to as “crimes of the century,” the corporate perpetrators shrugged off the fines as merely the price of doing criminal business.

The term “too big to jail” is derived from the U.S. Attorney General’s own statements. Eric Holder admitted that the administration’s policy is to go soft on banker criminality, for fear of causing an economic crisis.“I am concerned,” said Holder,“that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them.” The banks, said the president’s top lawyer,“have become too large”– too big to jail.
Florida

Atlanta, GA

#873843 Mar 14, 2013
lily waxman raton fl wrote:
<quoted text> I assume you are not coherent since you drank your breakfast.
LOL.. "No Surprize" post farting in his rear view mirror, in his own gaseous, tailpipe wind storm. Sometimes "No Surprize" has to do more with his mouth than just polish head...

Those who wish to sing...always find a worthless song.
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873844 Mar 14, 2013
MORE OBAMA 1%ersObama’s Commerce Secretary Nominee: Billionaire “Penny” Pritzker
She’s one of America’s most powerful women. Forbes estimates she’s worth $1.85 billion.

She’s also heir to the Hyatt Hotels and Pritzker family fortune. It’s net worth exceeds $20 billion.

Her official bio calls her a “civic and business leader.” She’s PSP Capital Partners founder, chairman and CEO. She also heads Pritzker Realty Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners. Previously she was involved in other family businesses.

In February 2011, Obama appointed her to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (PCJC). General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt headed it.

He destroyed jobs at the same time. He offshored them to low wage countries. He pretended to advise Obama on creating them. He faked it. PCJC met four times. It was a sham. It accomplished nothing.

In January 2012, it was disbanded. It never should have been established in the first place. It was smoke and mirrors. It did nothing to create jobs.

Pritzker serves on Hyatt’s board. She’s a former Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Company, Marmon Group and LaSalle Bank board member. She chaired credit reporting firm TransUnion.

She’s a Council on Foreign Relations member. She belongs to other elitist groups..

In its August 2008 “Power of Penny Pritzker” article, Bloomberg called her the “billionaire head of Barack Obama’s fundraising machine (and) the person to call when you want to ‘get the job done,’ says Warren Buffett.”
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#873845 Mar 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Millions of immigrants changed their names over the years to fit into American society.
Black America is moving backwards in this respect out of some false sense of pride (or something). These ridiculous names are a relatively new phenomenon.
Changed their names or the case of my family the spelling to make them more user friendly. Lately however, not so much and some of the East Asian names are challenging
to say the least.

Bill Cosby, Chris Rock and other notable blacks have spoken out about tagging kids with ghetto names and to no avail, yet the trend continues.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873846 Mar 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Millions of immigrants changed their names over the years to fit into American society.
Black America is moving backwards in this respect out of some false sense of pride (or something). These ridiculous names are a relatively new phenomenon.
I tend to agree; although people should be able to have freedom of expression without being discriminated against.
My kids went to school with Wayne Dyers kids; whose names were Sky and Summer!
Didn't Frank Zappa name his child Moonbeam?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#873847 Mar 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Millions of immigrants changed their names over the years to fit into American society.
Black America is moving backwards in this respect out of some false sense of pride (or something). These ridiculous names are a relatively new phenomenon.
Tell that to King Hammurabi from 1792 BC. You're an idiot, which is by the way not a new phenomenon.

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#873848 Mar 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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There was nothing hateful in Selecias post, you're the hateful nutjob Gunner. Have a donut.
There will be those nutjobs like you who will whine and moan and groan about Obamacare and then will succumb. That's human nature.
Otherwise, I suppose they can just go out of business. It will be survival of the fittest.
Meanwhile, the taxpayers are paying your pension and healthcare while you wolf down donuts and big gulp sodas. Are you diabetic too?
Yes, that particular post wasn't hateful per se, dingbat, but don't lie lily. Selecia Jones is a hater for sure. I have read more than one vile post from her that spewed more hatred than the old KKK member would post on a wall decades ago. You are also a hater so I can see why you don't get it. You are part of the problem of division & hate in this country.

I enjoy being here to expose the haters like you two.

As far as my pension, I plan on taking it with me to a deep red state where plastic people like you do not exist.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873849 Mar 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Colorado sees increase in teen marijuana use. Keep them dumb, huh lily?
They're smoking it anyway, have been and always will. Marijuana should be legalized completely. End the war on drugs and stop putting people in jail for pot.

I always loved this line from the King of New York; Christopher Walkin: "People spend 250 billion a year to get high; I'm not your worst problem, I'm just a businessman"
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#873850 Mar 14, 2013
So now middle-aged, overweight, white guys, hooked on Viagra®, decide which names are appropriate?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#873851 Mar 14, 2013
The GOP’s “McCain Phase”

It’s useful in some ways to think of the Iraq war as the Republicans’ Vietnam. While both wars had bipartisan support at the beginning, Republican leaders wanted to be identified with the Iraq war and took full ownership of it in 2005-06 when even most Democratic hawks were realizing that it had gone horribly wrong. What has been remarkable about Republican reactions to Iraq at the national political and policy level is that the party has never had its “McGovern phase.” Hagel might have conceivably filled the role of an original war supporter leading his party in opposition to it, but he didn’t run and he wouldn’t have won the nomination if he had. If there had been such a phase, the 2008 and 2012 Republican presidential fields would have included more than one or two antiwar candidates, and the antiwar candidates would have won a much larger share of the vote. Indeed, one would expect an Iraq war opponent to have emerged as the winner of at least one of the last two nominating contests. The fact that it is still difficult (but not impossible) to imagine an opponent of the Iraq war winning the Republican nomination in 2016 suggests that the GOP is experiencing something much worse than a “McGovern phase.”

For lack of a better description, we might refer to the GOP’s current predicament as its McCain phase. Like McCain, most Republican politicians and foreign policy professionals still seem to be convinced that the Iraq war was worth fighting, that the “surge” was a brilliant success that redeemed and “won” the war, and that reflexive hawkishness is and should remain a major part of what it means to be Republican. Like McCain, most Republicans apparently still want to position themselves as the more aggressive, more hawkish alternative to whatever Obama does, and they continue to frame foreign policy issues in conventional terms of resolve vs. appeasement, strength vs. decline, and “leadership” vs. retreat. On most issues, McCain isn’t trusted or liked inside his party, but on the issues where he has been most disastrously wrong he still is. One might have thought that McCain’s influence on his party’s foreign policy thinking would have collapsed or at least gone into severe decline after his loss in 2008, but that hasn’t happened. Romney felt compelled to mimic McCain’s belligerence, and except for Rand Paul there are hardly any national Republicans that appear to be interested in rethinking the party’s foreign policy views. It’s possible that a fourth electoral defeat in 2016 would snap Republicans out of this phase, but if that’s the case it is strange the the second and third defeats had so little effect.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRU TH-HEMLOC

Bronx, NY

#873852 Mar 14, 2013
RICH FRIENDS NO POOR FRIENDS;She helped get Obama elected. She organized “the best financed campaign in US history,” said Bloomberg. In 2012, she was a top bundler.

She was up for Commerce Secretary before. She dropped out of the running. She focused on business priorities. She had internal disputes to resolve.

She ran suburban Chicago-based Superior Bank. In 2001, it collapsed. It had $2.3 billion in assets.

It was a predatory lender. It was heavily into subprime fraud. Pritzker was one of its originators. Some called her the subprime queen. For others she was the doyenne of predatory lending.

She cost FDIC $700 million. Depositors lost $65 million. She bears full responsibility. With Ernst and Young and Merrill Lynch, she originated subprime fraud.

Superior Bank operated a nationwide origination system. It was founded in 1988. Pritzker family members bought Lyons Savings. It was bankrupt.

They paid $42.5 million. They got $645 million in tax credits in return. They put up $1 million to get it. They got more. Sweetheart deal terms included all federally insured bank deposits.

They took full advantage. They concentrated on subprime lending. In December 1992, they acquired Alliance Funding. It was a wholesale mortgage originator.

In November 2002, In These Times headlined “Breaking the Bank,” saying:

Superior had

“a familiar ring. Using a variety of shell companies and complex financial gimmicks,(its) managers and owners exaggerated the profits and financial soundness of the bank.”

“While (it) actually lost money throughout most of the ’90s, publicly it appeared to be growing remarkably fast and making unusually large profits.”

“Under that cover,(it) paid its owners huge dividends and provided them favorable loans and other financial deals deemed illegal by federal investigators.”

It was a “mini-Enron.” When it collapsed, Pritzker and other family members profited hugely. Borrowers and depositors were scammed.
SwaneePriZed

Pompano Beach, FL

#873853 Mar 14, 2013
Florida wrote:
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LOL.. I post farting in my rear view mirror, in my own gaseous, tailpipe wind storm. Sometimes I have to do more with my mouth than just polish head...
Those who wish to sing...always find a worthless song, and I have.
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#873854 Mar 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Colorado sees increase in teen marijuana use. Keep them dumb, huh lily?
Marijuanna makes you dumb? I thought alcohol killed a lot more brain cells, yet that is legal.

Hey didn't they also do a study that showed Marijuana/alcohol use actually killed the weaker brain cells so in essence it made you smarter?

Just throwing it out there to see what sticks.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873855 Mar 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Tell that to King Hammurabi from 1792 BC. You're an idiot, which is by the way not a new phenomenon.
LOL! Galt is a realist on this topic, I tend to agree. Not that I agree in judging a person by his name, but why make it harder on your child to get along in the world?

On the other hand, consider this: Would Galt change his name to Mohammed if he moved to Egypt? Would he be discriminated against because his name is Galt?
This is an American thing; if a name is a little different, they start freaking out about it.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#873856 Mar 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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They're smoking it anyway, have been and always will. Marijuana should be legalized completely. End the war on drugs and stop putting people in jail for pot.
I always loved this line from the King of New York; Christopher Walkin: "People spend 250 billion a year to get high; I'm not your worst problem, I'm just a businessman"
lily she wanna be smokin along wit her drinkin
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873857 Mar 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
So now middle-aged, overweight, white guys, hooked on Viagra®, decide which names are appropriate?
Imagine naming your baby "Newt"?

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