Barack Obama, our next President

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"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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There was a good reason they were being examined. Although we would like to think these citizens groups are as pure as newly fallen snow, the fact is, some Tea Party non-profits were clearly breaking the law.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/did-th...
When CVFC, a conservative veterans’ group in California, applied for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, its biggest expenditure that year was several thousand dollars in radio ads backing a Republican candidate for Congress.
The Wetumpka Tea Party, from Alabama, sponsored training for a get-out-the-vote initiative dedicated to the “defeat of President Barack Obama” while the I.R.S. was weighing its application.
And the head of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, whose application languished with the I.R.S. for more than two years, sent out e-mails to members about Mitt Romney campaign events and organized members to distribute Mr. Romney’s presidential campaign literature.
Representatives of these organizations have cried foul in recent weeks about their treatment by the I.R.S., saying they were among dozens of conservative groups unfairly targeted by the agency, harassed with inappropriate questionnaires and put off for months or years as the agency delayed decisions on their applications.
But a close examination of these groups and others reveals an array of election activities that tax experts and former I.R.S. officials said would provide a legitimate basis for flagging them for closer review.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/us/politics...
more stuff you won't hear on FOX.
FNS paranoia in full effect already

Why only after a "close examination" does the NYT than think this is justify? This implies go ahead and 4822 conservative groups than justifying the action after the fact.
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the same old failed meme.
because you see....when your FOX version of the events of the failed Bush years is nowhere to be found in a college textbook, you're just pissing in the wind.
You are such an idiot! She is quoting from the same Time article Dupont used.
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If its "about the economy" why has the House been wasting time on an abortion bill that has zero chance in the Senate or for POTUS signature?
I know why. They're using my tax dollars to fund their 2014 campaigns.
Yep, you are a Progressive. Off topic and spinning.

I will not stay in a country with a failing economy with little hope of improvement due to extremely high unemployment secondary to allowing an influx of immigrants it cannot support.
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What a difference four years makes. In August of 2004, when he was running for re-election, George Bush turned what had been a nebulous idea encompassing various privatisation and investment ideas into a formal objective, releasing a "fact sheet" detailing his policies that would promote this capitalist utopia known as the "ownership society".

More access and choices in healthcare! More home ownership! More tax relief! It was all about getting the American taxpayers' tax dollars back into their pockets where they belonged so they could buy stuff - because, as Bush explained: "If you own something, you have a vital stake in the future of our country. The more ownership there is in America, the more vitality there is in America, and the more people have a vital stake in the future of this country."

Four years later, millions of Americans are now without healthcare, home foreclosures are skyrocketing, bankruptcy is epidemic and the headlines blare "Nightmare on Wall Street" as the country faces the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. The people who were supposed to own a vital stake in America's future by now are lucky if they still own the shirts on their backs.

The ownership society – built on the shoddy foundation of corporate deregulation, unchecked lending, massive deficits and tax cuts during a time of war – has failed.

And its failure is owned by precisely no one.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifam...

conservatives will never own their vote for Bush. if they did, then they'd have to admit that the new guy is better than the old. so we have the carol's of the world trying to tell tall tales so that the failure they voted for, and that they own, was never responsible for his own actions. it was Clinton. it was Congress in 2007. it was, it was, it was....anyone and everyone but the guy they wanted in the WH who screwed the pooch so bad that we now have the perfect POTUS: the guy that right wingers love to hate.
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the same old failed meme.
because you see....when your FOX version of the events of the failed Bush years is nowhere to be found in a college textbook, you're just pissing in the wind.
A study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that Democrats revamping the CRA led to riskier lending by banks.

"There is a clear pattern of increased defaults for loans made by these banks in quarters around the (CRA) exam. Moreover, the effects are larger for loans made within CRA tracts" or predominantly low-income and minority areas.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w18609

This isn't a big secret.

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Much like Abortion supporters called themselves Pro-Choice rather than Pro-abortion.
Right, that too is more accurate although "abortion supporters" is inaccurate.

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Maybe you an explain how the weekly new jobless claims can be 350,000 yet we add jobs over the month.
Do ya think that many people are finding jobs as many are losing them?
You get dumber eery day.
Population growth is around 150,000 a month. You are not creating enough jobs to cover even that, let alone add unemployed people back to the work force. Thus they give up and stop looking.
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faux may be lala land as they misinformed the Romney campaign during the 2012 election
At this point in time your biggest enemy to your Progressive agenda/Obama is the American people.

lily's solution is to call people who disagree traitors. Must be the latest Progressive meme.

Going to jump on the train?
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What a difference four years makes. In August of 2004, when he was running for re-election, George Bush turned what had been a nebulous idea encompassing various privatisation and investment ideas into a formal objective, releasing a "fact sheet" detailing his policies that would promote this capitalist utopia known as the "ownership society".
More access and choices in healthcare! More home ownership! More tax relief! It was all about getting the American taxpayers' tax dollars back into their pockets where they belonged so they could buy stuff - because, as Bush explained: "If you own something, you have a vital stake in the future of our country. The more ownership there is in America, the more vitality there is in America, and the more people have a vital stake in the future of this country."
Four years later, millions of Americans are now without healthcare, home foreclosures are skyrocketing, bankruptcy is epidemic and the headlines blare "Nightmare on Wall Street" as the country faces the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. The people who were supposed to own a vital stake in America's future by now are lucky if they still own the shirts on their backs.
The ownership society – built on the shoddy foundation of corporate deregulation, unchecked lending, massive deficits and tax cuts during a time of war – has failed.
And its failure is owned by precisely no one.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifam...
conservatives will never own their vote for Bush. if they did, then they'd have to admit that the new guy is better than the old. so we have the carol's of the world trying to tell tall tales so that the failure they voted for, and that they own, was never responsible for his own actions. it was Clinton. it was Congress in 2007. it was, it was, it was....anyone and everyone but the guy they wanted in the WH who screwed the pooch so bad that we now have the perfect POTUS: the guy that right wingers love to hate.
You are not quoting an article from the Guardian but a free comment from a reader. Get it together with your sources

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NJ couple facing fine over bird feeder
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 5:54 AM PST Updated: Jun 24, 2013 5:56 AM PST
RAMSEY, N.J.(AP)— A New Jersey couple is facing a fine after neighbors complained that their bird feeder is attracting too many animals.
Alfred and Annette Rockefeller are scheduled to appear in court in Ramsey on Tuesday. They could be fined $250 to $500 for violating an ordinance that prohibits feeding wildlife.
Alfred Rockefeller is disabled. The 77-year-old says feeding birds is one of his joys.
Town environmental specialist Leo Egan tells The Record newspaper the wire wreath-style feeder filled with peanuts is drawing ducks, deer, geese, squirrels, chipmunks and groundhogs to the neighborhood. The animals are damaging neighbors' gardens.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
I thought my father in law was arrested again in Hillary Clinton's home town in Illinois. But NJ evidentally has the same problem.
In Illinois the city of Park Ridge, you can't feed the birds-you can't park a pick up truck EVER on the street-but must purchase a city sticker to park in your own drive or garage-you can't put garbage bags filled with leaves to insulate your house in the winter--even though no one can see them-and you certainly can't have lawn chairs on your front lawn.
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You are such an idiot! She is quoting from the same Time article Dupont used.
so if i post this, i'm using an impeccable source?

Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble

As early as 2006, top advisers to Bush dismissed warnings from people inside and outside the White House that housing prices were inflated and that a foreclosure crisis was looming. And when the economy deteriorated, Bush and his team misdiagnosed the reasons and scope of the downturn. As recently as February, for example, Bush was still calling it a "rough patch."

The result was a series of piecemeal policy prescriptions that lagged behind the escalating crisis.

"There is no question we did not recognize the severity of the problems," said Al Hubbard, Bush's former chief economic adviser, who left the White House in December 2007. "Had we, we would have attacked them."

Looking back, Keith Hennessey, Bush's current chief economic adviser, said he and his colleagues had done the best they could "with the information we had at the time." But Hennessey did say he regretted that the administration had not paid more heed to the dangers of easy lending practices.

And both Paulson and his predecessor, John Snow, say the housing push went too far.

"The Bush administration took a lot of pride that home ownership had reached historic highs," Snow said during an interview. "But what we forgot in the process was that it has to be done in the context of people being able to afford their house. We now realize there was a high cost."

For much of the Bush presidency, the White House was preoccupied by terrorism and war; on the economic front, its pressing concerns were cutting taxes and privatizing Social Security, a government retirement and disability benefits program. The housing market was a bright spot: Ever-rising home values kept the economy humming, as owners drew down on their equity to buy consumer goods and pack their children off to college.

Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.

"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...

"president's own policies"

and those would not be Clinton's policies as carol needs us to believe.
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Right, that too is more accurate although "abortion supporters" is inaccurate.
Why?

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From the same article Dupont sited
Bill Clinton
"Among his biggest strokes of free-wheeling capitalism was the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, a cornerstone of Depression-era regulation. He also signed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which exempted credit-default swaps from regulation. In 1995 Clinton loosened housing rules by rewriting the Community Reinvestment Act, which put added pressure on banks to lend in low-income neighborhoods. It is the subject of heated political and scholarly debate whether any of these moves are to blame for our troubles, but they certainly played a role in creating a permissive lending environment.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/ar... #ixzz2XEURoWvl
I know you're relatively new here but it was clear to me that rather than placing ALL the blame on Democrats as Carol would have for the entire history of mankind he correctly points out that Republicans own their share of the blame.
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pro-choice respects the wishes of the mother.
anti-choice respects no one. forcing someone to do what you think is best for that person, on the back of a book that HAS NOT been designated as the national guide to proper behavior, smacks of social engineering.
so in that respect, it's been fairly amusing watching conservatives complain about how government is ruling our life's.
Pro-choice respects the wishes of the mother
Pro-life respects the viable infant
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FNS paranoia in full effect already
Why only after a "close examination" does the NYT than think this is justify? This implies go ahead and 4822 conservative groups than justifying the action after the fact.
One easy way to solve this 'problem' is repeal CitizensUnited and end citizens' political action groups from applying for 501(c)(4) status. The I.R.S. won't have to 'close exam' these groups and individual citizens will be given back their private right to donate to political groups that they want to without being pressured by them through 'raise the money' solicitation e-mails and phone call pledge campaigns.

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<quoted text> China has spent over a trillion dollars to become the clean renewable energy economic super power of this century.
how's that working out. Remember the Olympics over there? the smog was so bad you couldn't even see the event venue. LOL-O'bama said he wants to the President of China. I say let him. O'bama would feel more comfortable with a bunch of communists instead of freedom loving Americans. Ok only half of us are freedom loving-the rest can become ChiComms with their master, O'bama. It appears they will follow and defend him anywhere, no matter what.

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So the new euphemism for paying taxes is charitable contribution.
How much of that is genuine stupidity and how much is just contrariness?
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the same old failed meme.
because you see....when your FOX version of the events of the failed Bush years is nowhere to be found in a college textbook, you're just pissing in the wind.
If college textbooks infer that if no change in bringing the ideals of democracy to middle eastern countries, were to occur, then the focus on battling terrorism of the Bush admin was futile...what would current year revisions Have to infer now then?

And just a thought, if anyone is pro-current opotus efforts in continuing them as has been, then one REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY cannot claim the Bush years as having been "failed years".

Unless of course you're just a partisian jackboot...like Duh A Vey (and a few others stuck in a 30 years behind the times "yer a racist" mode).

Peace talks with the Taliban?
Someone read ALL the metrics involved in THAT, the definition of, first please.
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Raising minimum wage and the effect on youth workers.

In the real world, setting a floor under the price of labor creates winners and losers. Some workers will get a $1.75 raise. Great. But others—typically the least educated and skilled—will be priced out of the job market and their pay won't rise to $9. It will be zero.

University of California at Irvine economist David Neumark has looked at more than 100 major academic studies on the minimum wage, and he says the White House claim of de minimis job losses "grossly misstates the weight of the evidence." About 85% of the studies "find a negative employment effect on low-skilled workers."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

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pro-choice respects the wishes of the mother.
anti-choice respects no one. forcing someone to do what you think is best for that person, on the back of a book that HAS NOT been designated as the national guide to proper behavior, smacks of social engineering.
so in that respect, it's been fairly amusing watching conservatives complain about how government is ruling our life's.
She's not a mother if she kills the baby.

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