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#936416 Jul 2, 2013
Obammy's 5 Step War on the Middle Class
Step 3 of 5
3) Higher Student Loan Costs: One of the great aspirations of middle class Americans is sending their kids to college. That takes a lot of money that sometimes needs to be borrowed. Many young Americans who hope to work their way into the middle class have taken out college loans as well.
Because of Barack Obama, those college loans cost considerably more.
After Obama seized the student loan industry, he talked a lot about making college more affordable.
However, what he did was charge higher rates for the student loans so he could take the money and funnel it into Obamacare.
The government borrows money at 2.8 percent and loans it out to students at 6.8%.
Incidentally, those mean old Republicans? They want to cut the rate to 5.3%, but Obama is fighting to make students pay more.
So, if you think you're paying too much interest on student loans, make sure to thank Obama for that.
#936417 Jul 2, 2013
End Time AMERICA :--2013, 2014 Forewarnings
#936418 Jul 2, 2013
Obammy's 5 Step War on the Middle Class
Step 4 of 5
4) Amnesty For Illegal Aliens: Granted, about a third of the Republicans in the Senate backed amnesty, but Barack Obama and the Democrats backed it overwhelmingly.
When so many middle class Americans are struggling to find work and can't make ends meet, it's unconscionable to allow 11 million foreigners who are here illegally to take jobs that would otherwise go to Americans.
Worse yet, after the chain migration provisions of the bill go into effect, the numbers would zoom up to 25-30 million foreigners competing with Americans for jobs -- and that's before the new guest worker programs.
It's bad enough that people who aren't supposed to be here in the first place are taking jobs that should be held by American citizens, but many people don't realize that they drive down wages for Americans who are already employed.
You're only worth as much to a business as it costs to replace you and when there's an army of Obama-approved foreigners ready to take your job, it simply doesn't make sense to pay you as much money.
Sadly, this hurts poor Americans even worse than the middle class, but with all the Americans out of work, it's hard to see how any politicians who mean well could want to take away the jobs they need to feed their families.
You can be sure that IF ILLEGALS WERE PRIMARILY TAKING JOBS AS REPORTERS, COLLEGE PROFESSORS AND LAWYERS, Democrats like Barack Obama would ferociously oppose illegal immigration.
However, since that's not the case, if you're out of a job or making less because of illegal immigration, you can thank Barack Obama for it.
Since: Dec 08
gauley bridge wv
#936419 Jul 2, 2013
I'm about over all this rain. I thought I saw a fish swimming through the yard a little while ago.
#936420 Jul 2, 2013
Obammy's 5 step war on the Middle Class:
Step 5 of 5
5) Higher Health Care Costs: At this point, almost everyone who pays attention realizes that Obamacare was sold almost entirely with lies.
One of the biggest lies was that Obamacare would reduce the cost of care. Barack Obama actually claimed it would cut premiums by 15-20%.
Of course, that was always a ludicrous assertion.
As opponents of Obamacare incessantly reminded everyone before it was passed, the government doesn't do ANYTHING cheaper than the free market.
Now, we're finally starting to get some data on what the numbers are going to look like and tragically for the middle class, it looks like the cost increases are going to be EVEN BIGGER than the skeptics thought.
In California, costs will be going up 64-146%.
On the other hand, others are predicting health care insurance costs may even DOUBLE for many Americans in 2014.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is saying rates for some Americans may go up as much as 400%.
This is not a small matter because health care isn't exactly cheap in the first place.
Worse yet, despite the massive cost increases, the quality of your health care is going to decrease, the IRS will be handling the billing, and the government will actually FINE YOU if you choose not to get health care.
When you're hurting financially because of those big bills you have to pay, make sure to say, "Thank you, Barack Obama," because he's responsible for it.
“Come Home America!”
Since: Nov 11
Claymont, Delaware 19809
#936421 Jul 2, 2013
@LoisLane59(Carol, Aunt Bettie Lou,etc.) fails to distinguish the differences between Bush W.'s break-up of the European alliance over the expansion of the Iraq invasion and war and Obama's dispute with European allies over NSA surveillance .The spying conflict issue will be discussed and resolved between the U.S. and Europe. Bush W. never consulted Europe on the Iraq War expansion. Bush W.'s own regressive party base, right-wing libertarians, was in agreement with him at over-riding Congressional oversight and judicial process. Obama's own party base of left-wing libertarians are in dispute with him on the necessity of expanding legal surveillance programs when the terrorist threat has been diminished and inadequate Congressional oversight and judicial protections to deal with an expanded spying operation.
#936422 Jul 2, 2013
Tell lily, not me. She is the one always telling people who don't like what the POTUS is doing to get out.
Reading comprehension still a fail for you, I see.
“Come Home America!”
Since: Nov 11
Claymont, Delaware 19809
#936423 Jul 2, 2013
The Obamas give the Bushes a lesson in humility and honorable foreign policy on African trip. "DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican predecessor President George W. Bush found common ground in Africa on Tuesday, honoring the victims of a terrorist attack in an unprecedented encounter a world away from home.
The U.S. presidents observed a moment of silence together at a monument to victims of the 1998 embassy bombing here in the east African city where Bush coincidentally happened to be as Obama wrapped up a weeklong tour of the continent. While the two leaders didn't say anything publicly, their wives engaged in a warm and chatty joint appearance at a summit on African women.
Initially the two presidents weren't even planning to meet while in town, but first lady Michelle Obama joked as she sat next to her predecessor: "They're learning from us."
#936424 Jul 2, 2013
And all the while ignoring the "FACT" that way more of the middle class was eliminated under Bush- Cheney. Hypocrite much????
#936425 Jul 2, 2013
Hmmm, an opinion piece but puts Texas issue in perspective
"Moreover, for Wendy Davis to accuse Perry of making political hay over the abortion issue is rich. She’s gone from unknown state legislator to feminist icon in a few days. As for her charge of “bullying,” it was actually the pro-choice people in the gallery that tried to disrupt the legislature last week.…
On the substance, Perry is in tune with his voters and the country at large in opposing late-term abortion. That view is a rare point of agreement in the abortion argument.
As for the specific health regulations (e.g. maintaining surgical center standards) it is hard to argue on one hand that pro-lifers are endangering women’s health while simultaneously objecting to stricter health regulations. At some point, however, regulations that are not medically reasonable and whose sole purpose is to make abortions (early or late term) near-impossible to obtain are going to run into legal problems."
#936426 Jul 2, 2013
Sure, now if you will supply me with just once where you agreed with anything Obama has said or done???Which is all the proof needed to show your total hypocrisy along with your blind rage.
“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”
Since: Jan 08
Arm the internet
#936427 Jul 2, 2013
Obama is a commie.
#936428 Jul 2, 2013
I'm sure you can find a way to blame Obama....
#936429 Jul 2, 2013
Naw, not really. Just yours.
#936430 Jul 2, 2013
Party Of Old, Tired Ideas Plans To Attack Democrats As Party Of Old, Tired Ideas
Republicans plan to run against Hillary Clinton as "Old News," reports the New York Times. This is stupid—and not just for the reason everybody is pointing out.
Of course, attacks on Clinton's age are likely to produce a backlash. But let's say Republicans manage to walk a fine line: hit her for having "old ideas" and being around Washington too long without directly invoking her age.
The strategy still doesn't make any sense, because the Republicans are the party of old, tired ideas.
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) provided the most unintentionally ironic quote in the Times piece:
“The reality is, when you look at the Democrats, they’ve got old, tired ideas being produced by old, tired candidates,” Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, 42, said in an interview this month, citing “more government and more spending” for the ideas but not referring to any candidates by name.
O.K. So where are Republicans' new, non-tired ideas?
They didn't come from Mitt Romney, whose "five point economic plan" to get America out of its economic slump consisted entirely of ideas rehashed from Republican platforms in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
They're not coming from Jindal, who wrote this month that conservatives don't need to change at all because Democrats are imposing a "reign of politically correct terror," including a desire to "ban red meat," against which voters are sure to rebel any second.
They won't come from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who would purport to increase "opportunity" by tightening monetary policy, privatizing Social Security, and putting more guns in the hands of residents of inner cities.
....Some other Republican governors, like Michigan's Rick Snyder, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and (yes) Arizona's Jan Brewer, have shown an ability to be innovative and interesting at the state level. But the policy issue set faced by the president is very different from the one faced by a governor. No Republican governor has presented a national economic agenda that responds to middle-class concerns.
And the Democratic ideas that Republicans are attacking as "old and tired" actually do respond to middle-class concerns. Democrats have a plan for addressing rising pre-tax inequality, stagnant middle-class wages and the risk of economic crises that create prolonged high unemployment. The centerpiece of their plan is higher taxes on the rich to finance a more robust safety net, including a universal health care entitlement.
Republicans might not like that plan, but recent economic events have made it more appropriate for our times. Not every idea gets tired just because it is old. They won't beat that agenda with nothing in 2016 any more than they did so in 2012.
Instead of hitting Democrats for "old, tired ideas" Republicans should focus on coming up with good ideas of their own. But that's hard work the party is not yet willing to do.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/now-republican...
#936431 Jul 2, 2013
--------National Unity on Foreign Policy
The laying of a wreath at the American embassy in Dar es Salaam Tuesday symbolized a big theme of both the Barack Obama and George W Bush administrations: The war against al Qaeda.
President Obama was warmly greeted by throngs in Tanzania, but his message of trade was overshadowed by other events around the world.
The two men met in Tanzania to to honor the memories of the 224 people – 12 of them Americans – killed by al Qaeda truck bombs at that embassy and the one in Nairobi, Kenya, on Aug. 7, 1998.
Osama bin Laden’s embassy attacks were precursors of 9/11; signals, unmistakable in retrospect, that bin Laden and his allies had launched a new kind of war.
For both friends and foes Bush’s handling of all that occurred after Sept. 11, 2001, will be the major part of his legacy, a legacy about which Bush said in an interview with CNN Monday he wasn’t worried:
“history will judge the decisions that I made. And I won't be around because it's going to take a while for the objective historians to show up.”
But in dealing with al Qaeda, Obama hasn’t turned out to be exactly what his supporters expected in 2008.
Obama expanded Bush’s strategy of using unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists in Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.
There’s continuity with President Bill Clinton, too. Clinton tried to kill bin Laden after the 1998 embassy attacks with a cruise missile strike in Afghanistan – not so different from a drone strike.
Bush – who has been circumspect and has said almost nothing about terrorism since leaving office – has not only refrained from criticizing his successor, but on Monday essentially endorsed Obama’s handling of the NSA/ Snowden mess.
“I know he (Snowden) damaged the country. The Obama administration will deal with it,” the former president said.
Asked about the NSA surveillance, Bush said,“I put the program in place to protect the country and one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed.”
He added,“I think there needs to be a balance (between individual liberty and national security) and as the president (Obama) described, there is a proper balance.”
Obama, he said magnanimously, has “got plenty on his agenda and it's difficult. A former president doesn't need to make it harder” by criticizing him.
In his National Defense University speech, Obama said that “this war, like all wars, must end,” but the war which included the 1998 embassy bombings will likely continue after Obama leaves the White House.------
Is it not Bush gone yet?
He thinks he is still around by running Obama the policies on terrorism and Snowden case, etc.
You did not get your worth by electing the 4th term of Bush as the policies and views are still Bush's, but just use the name of Obama as president.
How come, what is going on?
But if Bush did not have his views worked anywhere during his time, including Iraq issue , what makes Obama think his Bush views and policies will go anywhere?
You liberals did elect Bush (who is your most unlikeable and rejected), for the 4th time by having the name of Obama.
#936432 Jul 2, 2013
lol! Funny how you idiots were complaining about the Egyptian government and Obama in the breath, and not you're getting your wish.
Isn't it about time you start singing Obama's praises in that arena, son?
#936433 Jul 2, 2013
"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n
#936434 Jul 2, 2013
parasite, what the affirmative action ambulance chaser calls you.
he leaves the gated plantation while you spend your lazy ass day on topix while ogling the illegal alien landscapers.
#936435 Jul 2, 2013
Hitler didn't son. He actually expanded gun ownership.
You really should start getting intelligent instead of believing the crap you're fed.
But then, you don't know how to do things any other way, do you son?
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