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 ... Full Story
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#933975 Jun 28, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text> and sock puppets for the one percent
Talking to yourself sock puppet is one thing...but losing an argument to yourself Patrick? WOW!!

It's the culture...
anonymous

Barberton, OH

#933976 Jun 28, 2013
GOPIdiots wrote:
<quoted text>
I get it.
When the President is a Republican...he gets a pass.
But when the President is a Democrat, then that President is responsible for everything that happened before he was elected.
That's very debatable..... but under no circumstances should the NSA be given a pass.

End the entitlement of presidents and governors to give pardons. Prosecute appointed officials for doing the dirty work of politicians.

While you're at it, make judges accountable to the people when they overstep their authority and allow the public to bring up charges against Congressmen if they inaccurately report on government spending and the activities of government organizations that operate secretly under the umbrella of security.

Obviously, there needs to be a buffer against impulsive public opinion, but make sure that there is a working process for correcting government abuses.

As far as private lives are concerned, an elected official simply is not entitled to a single thing that the most common citizen isn't. If they feel that they need privacy, then why on Earth doesn't any American also have that right? Is it simply understood that some people aren't presidential material?

Don't get all pious with everyone. You can talk the way you do because you're hiding behind a web site. When the cameras are pointing at you, then you can defend who you want to defend and take your chances for doing so.
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#933977 Jun 28, 2013
Someone is destroying the next generations
with a new school system.
Special education is a choice. Why would
anyone want their child to be outcast?
It is just another way of brainwashing
children.
Now there are teachers that are monolingual.
Catholic schools teach all of the children
the same. They are all equal. If they need
help they get tutoring. Learning is not that
hard. All children learn. No one is disabled.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933978 Jun 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
This from a racial slur slinger. My My My
Dumbass Dave is one creepy-ass cracker.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933979 Jun 28, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>

The only thing that ideologues like you want to do is ban abortions which would not end them but drive them underground and put women into the hands of more Kermit Gosnells.
Kermit Gosnell's abortion clinic had the same licensing as Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. How can you be sure they are any better?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#933980 Jun 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
They did.
The IG report looked at the Tea Party & right wing groups because that is what Darrell Issa wanted.
Proof that Issa is a liar.
That was dumb.

The IG report showed 100% of groups with tea party or patriot was flagged. Still waiting.

Whine as much as you want less than 30% of those with progressive in name was flagged and except for a few most was approved.

But, but ISSA does not change the findings.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#933981 Jun 28, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not spin nitwit it's actual facts. Yes Carol three progr4essive groups Emerge Maine, Emerge Massachusetts and Emerge Nevada were denied 501(c)(4) status. How many "conservative groups were denied? NONE!
The IRS didn't send FBI agents out to question anybody all groups got the same questions.
But thank you for reminding us that not only are you abysmally stupid but a damned liar as well.
NAME any who were approved.
Patriot

Boulder, CO

#933982 Jun 28, 2013
America Under Attack

Amnesty Bill’s $3,000 Penalty for Hiring Americans


If it isn’t clear yet that the federal government is hostile to the American population, the fingers poked in our eye by the Schumer/Rubio amnesty outrage should get the point across. Combined with ObamaCare, it actually fines employers $3,000 for hiring Americans rather than foreigners who snuck into the country illegally. Read it and rage:


As I’ve outlined previously, under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines by hiring the new immigrants instead.…

In a free market, if a new immigrant worker can do a job better than an American worker for a cheaper price, there shouldn’t be a problem with a business hiring the immigrant. But when the immigration bill interacts with Obamacare’s employer mandate, it functions as a reverse tariff against hiring American citizens. It would be like subjecting Americans to a $3,000 tax on purchasing American cars, while allowing them to avoid that tax by purchasing cars from Germany, Japan, or any other country other than America. That’s not free trade. That’s government rigging the game against American citizens.

http://moonbattery.com/...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#933983 Jun 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
THERE ARE NO CUTS IN MEDICARE TO DOCTORS IN OBAMACARE.
My God you people are dumber than sh*t.
The cuts in payments stem from a law passed in 1997 that adjusted payments based "by comparing the percentage increase in Medicare payments to doctors to the percentage increase in the GDP."
In the past, this was overridden in Congress by the "doc fix".
This "doc fix" was originally in the ACA but Republicans ran in circles screaming how expensive it was.
Republicans controlled Congress when this law was passed & had plenty of opportunities to fix it.
Comparing the payments to the GDP during the Bush recession & its effects cut those payments.
But hey, let it up to right whiners to blame Obama for not fixing a problem they created in both writing the law & creating the recession.
Dave, doctors are dropping Medicare patients. Your whine does not explain why this happening.

Try something that doesn't have "but Bush" in the reason.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#933984 Jun 28, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
Jon Corzine Charged By Regulators In Connection With MF Global Collapse
Jon Corzine former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs and New Jersey's democratic governor, was charged with violating his legal obligations to diligently supervise MF Global.
He was also charged with not acting in good faith as a "control person" at the firm.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/jon-...
It's the culture...
I thought this guy slid under the radar.

How do you "misplace" a couple million of your investors money?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#933985 Jun 28, 2013
Rassmussin

Obama: Strongly Approve: 22%... Strongly Disapprove: 43%... Index:-21… Total Approval: 45%.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#933986 Jun 28, 2013
WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters)- The father of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said in an interview he is reasonably confident his son will return to the United States as long as certain conditions are met.

Those conditions could include not detaining Snowden before trial, NBC News said on Friday. The NBC report added that he plans to make that point in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to be sent through his lawyer later on Friday.

Snowden's father, in part of the NBC interview that aired on the "Today Show," also said he is concerned his son was being manipulated by others, including people from WikiLeaks.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/28/edwa...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#933987 Jun 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
THERE ARE NO CUTS IN MEDICARE TO DOCTORS IN OBAMACARE.
My God you people are dumber than sh*t.
The cuts in payments stem from a law passed in 1997 that adjusted payments based "by comparing the percentage increase in Medicare payments to doctors to the percentage increase in the GDP."
In the past, this was overridden in Congress by the "doc fix".
This "doc fix" was originally in the ACA but Republicans ran in circles screaming how expensive it was.
Republicans controlled Congress when this law was passed & had plenty of opportunities to fix it.
Comparing the payments to the GDP during the Bush recession & its effects cut those payments.
But hey, let it up to right whiners to blame Obama for not fixing a problem they created in both writing the law & creating the recession.
Dave, it isn't a case that you don't know the below. You just have a terrible case of thinking just blame on Bush and will keep you from the truth.

The second bunch of money that gets cut from Medicare under Obamacare comes from providers. Hospitals, home health agencies and others will see Medicare payments grow more slowly than they have in the past.

Medicare benefits will not change – in theory. However, providers who get paid less from Medicare in the future may be less inclined to accept Medicare patients, thereby reducing access.

Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/08/16/fact-che...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#933988 Jun 28, 2013
Obamacare Hits Hollywood: Studios Brace for the Affordable Care Act

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/obamaca...
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#933989 Jun 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters)- The father of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said in an interview he is reasonably confident his son will return to the United States as long as certain conditions are met.
Those conditions could include not detaining Snowden before trial, NBC News said on Friday. The NBC report added that he plans to make that point in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to be sent through his lawyer later on Friday.
Snowden's father, in part of the NBC interview that aired on the "Today Show," also said he is concerned his son was being manipulated by others, including people from WikiLeaks.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/28/edwa...
Dat gurl, Rachel Jeantel, she be a good example of Florida's public education?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933991 Jun 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Dave, it isn't a case that you don't know the below. You just have a terrible case of thinking just blame on Bush and will keep you from the truth.
The second bunch of money that gets cut from Medicare under Obamacare comes from providers. Hospitals, home health agencies and others will see Medicare payments grow more slowly than they have in the past.
Medicare benefits will not change – in theory. However, providers who get paid less from Medicare in the future may be less inclined to accept Medicare patients, thereby reducing access.
Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/08/16/fact-che...
There is no free lunch.

Somebody has to pay for the Obamacare moochers.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933992 Jun 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Obamacare Hits Hollywood: Studios Brace for the Affordable Care Act
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/obamaca...
Many businesses will be trying to find ways to avoid ObamaKare, and the employees will be the losers.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#933993 Jun 28, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
Dat gurl, Rachel Jeantel, she be a good example of Florida's public education?
No, Grampy, it's your fault for being a racist who doesn't understand the culture of the hood.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#933995 Jun 28, 2013
Here in is small sampling of what Obama has achieved. Notice I did not include; Osama Bin Laden, Libya, Iraq, Drawdown, Nobel Prize and so on.
Obama has and is moving us forward at an accelerating rate. Observe the markets of Sept.6 2012.
Observe who rebuilt the infrastructure to hold Bankers to strict derivatives regulations. Banker’s lobbied with over $200 million! to stop the Obama, Elizabeth Warren and Frank Dodds regulations from being implemented. Republicans are still seeking to deregulate them. Expose what their goals are and its NOT for our Main Street USA.{ Derivative trading prime suspect for the Great Recession}
Elizabeth goes nose to nose , right in the face, with Wall Streets tycoons. Our lady tiger that has the Tycoons appreciate fear. She is not a BROWN nosing follower of the herded sheep.
2016 she will be a contender for president, my predication. Observe her speech at the convention http://youtu.be/zNcbg1EU_bI U-tube speech.
This is one small example of how Obama will seek to continue to move us forward, up and out of the chaos of the republicans mandates.
Fiscal Year{ FY } in politics is from October to September. Bush presented Obama with a 9% constricting economy. Bush received a $256 Billion surplus to the annual budget from Clinton. So lets take that and add it to what Bush debts were, that he handed over to Obama. Bush handed a $1.4 Trillion debt to annual budget!
In 3.3 years Obama is at 15.1% to debt of GDP, from the 20.7% increase to debt, by Bush and Bush going rapidly down into the abyss.
Stimulus plan to revitalize the middle class produced a beneficial return on investment. We have seen an impressive recovery in the equity markets from Bush’s stock markets lost of 14 years of gains. Markets had retraced the lows back to 1996 in less than 17 months. Greatest lost ,in market value, in our Nations history. Obama’s actions helped restore equity markets post a gain of 105% through April of 2011. During Obama’s first 27 months in office.
Making up most of the losses with gains to the DOW of 17.2%, S&P 500 25.3% and the NASDAQ 31.7%. Compare this to say Reagan first 3.3 years in office Reagan’s gains to ; DOW 6.86%, S&P 500 6.16%, NASDAQ 7.02%. Obama has Surpassed most of his predecessors, including Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan!
Stimulus also stopped the decline in corporate profits that started under George W. Bush. Stimulus helped produce an increase of 22% per year in the first two years.
Obama has had the slowest growth in spending of any President in the past 60 years: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
Latest up date to Markets; The Fed pledged Thursday to buy $40 billion in mortgage-backed bonds every month from large banks and other dealers in an effort to help free up capital and spur lending. The move is also expected to help push down mortgage rates, already near record lows, to further stimulate the housing market. The central bank said it would continue buying until the unemployment rate, which stood at 8.1 percent in August, decreases significantly.
Wall Street continued to cheer the news. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which surged more than 206 points after the Fed announcement Thursday -- climbed another 53 points Friday to 13,593, its highest closing since December 2007. Global markets also reacted positively: the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong surged 2.9 percent, the Japanese Nikkei 225 index shot up 1.8 percent, and the British FTSE 100 rose more than 1.6 percent.

LCN Llin

United States

#933996 Jun 28, 2013
Grampy wrote:
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Dat gurl, Rachel Jeantel, she be a good example of Florida's public education?
When President Bush took office on Jan. 20, 2001, the S&P 500 stock market index stood at 1,342.54.

The day he left office, it was 805.22, a drop of 40 percent.

Republicans seem to have no ability to aid the economy?

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