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
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#936598 Jul 2, 2013
Republicans say too fast, too fast, too fast. ITS ALL ABOUT THE ECONOMY!!
The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
"Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit," said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
“It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.{R}
“I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits.{R} Typical, small minds for small growth..
CBO is revising its estimates for the current year, the budget office also cut its projections of the 10-year cumulative deficit by $618 billion. Those longer-term adjustments are mostly a result of smaller projected outlays for the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as smaller interest payments on the debt. The C.B.O. has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars in projected government health spending over the last few years.
It did so again on Tuesday. In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid. Republicans “Chicken Little” is dying. Serving red herrings will return to the menu for their herd.
LCN Llin

United States

#936599 Jul 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>No. I think cons have overblown Benghazi since they have nothing more important to cover son.
In fact, even Issa might be a neutered duck at this point.
Bush seems to support American Security

Former US president George W Bush has defended Prism, the internet spying system whose existence was leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The controversial programme began under Bush's presidency in 2007 and continued under Barack Obama. It was kept secret from the public until Snowden leaked information about it to the Guardian and Washington Post.

Speaking to CNN, Bush mounted his first public defence of the programme, which allowed the National Security Administration (NSA) to track people's internet and email activity for surveillance purposes.

He said: "I put the program in place to protect the country. And one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed.

"I think there needs to be a balance, and as the president explained, there is a proper balance."

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936600 Jul 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Well that's nice son. Keep your opinions coming.
Any word on that repeal of CRA by any chance?
Well, missy, you keep proving you can't be taken seriously.

And once and for all the Clinton administration expanded the CRA to force banks to give loans to unqualified buyers for overpriced homes under the threat of penalties and racial liability.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#936601 Jul 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The rich get richer because they are smarter and work harder, a winning combination.
WRONG AGAIN> ITS CALLED INEQUALITY; The Myth
In a land far, far away. There was once upon a time, when nations all over the world sought to emulate America.
They tried uniting their currencies {EU} without addressing their political and finical institutions. Alas it will not work. Presently this is being validated with their demise due to austerity prejudices.
Reexamining America in 2008 they found a flaw. America’s GDP per capita was tarnished and an inaccurate accounting of reality. They have been misled in their beliefs of America.
Economist within these nations searched for the truth. What they found; was that the U.S. economy was unstable even when all was appearing as well according to the GDP. They realized that growing inequality of wealth and income was being siphoned to the 1%. Hoarding the wealth and no distribution would soon run the engine of the working class out of the fluid movement of the fuel they required. Resulting in sputtering and inefficient production. For lack of production and the fluid income to sustain consumption, it soon proved to be a catastrophic error, Demise soon followed.
Half a century in the making by right wing policies. Living standards regressed back to earl 1900’s !
USA kept up appearances with the GDP increasing from 1980 to 2010.
Increasing by three fourths. All the while the male income declined.
Increases in austerity polices of the right continued. Siphoning wealth and income to the 1 % producing ever increasing inequality.
Thus; 1} U.S. Income growth occurs greater to the 1% and lesser to the 99%.
2} Inequality of laborer’s productivity distribution blossoms.
3} Middle class and below lose their standard of living to equate with what they were a century ago.
4} Inequalities’ in wealth is greater than the inequality of income!
5} Insecurity in income, health and home materializes.
6} Increasing poverty subjugates ever increasing amount of the middle class populace.
7} Middle class essentially is hollowed out.
8} Income mobility decreases advancing America “Land Of Opportunity” to be identified as a Myth.
9} America is now recognized by the rest of the advanced industrial nations as land of ever increasing inequality surpassing their own.
Right wing confronted with These analyst from the economist find it “Inconvenient”. Befuddled to explain it..
2014 coming up people….
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936602 Jul 2, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush seems to support American Security
Former US president George W Bush has defended Prism, the internet spying system whose existence was leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The controversial programme began under Bush's presidency in 2007 and continued under Barack Obama. It was kept secret from the public until Snowden leaked information about it to the Guardian and Washington Post.
Speaking to CNN, Bush mounted his first public defence of the programme, which allowed the National Security Administration (NSA) to track people's internet and email activity for surveillance purposes.
He said: "I put the program in place to protect the country. And one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed.
"I think there needs to be a balance, and as the president explained, there is a proper balance."
This is where Americans proclaimed bushie boy was being unconstitutional, and right wing extremists demanded to know what rights were being infringed.

Now they've gone the other way.

They just can't make up their minds where they stand unless they inject politics into the picture.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936603 Jul 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, missy, you keep proving you can't be taken seriously.
And once and for all the Clinton administration expanded the CRA to force banks to give loans to unqualified buyers for overpriced homes under the threat of penalties and racial liability.
And if what you're saying is true son, we'd still have financial mess while the banks were doing what claimed was 'required' of them by law.

You keep saying the same thing. All I'm saying is you can prove your point by showing where CRA was repealed.

You seem to have a problem with the reality of the situation.

I wonder why?
nah

Lakewood, NJ

#936604 Jul 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Well that's nice son. Keep your opinions coming.
Any word on that repeal of CRA by any chance?
Listen, lady...worshipping Obama is all you have left.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936605 Jul 2, 2013
Time to go watch a movie about Queen Elizabeth visiting FDR and Mrs. Roosevelt in their Hyde Park home in 1939 - starring Bill Murphy.

Later.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936606 Jul 2, 2013
Starring Bill Murray, I mean.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936607 Jul 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The rich get richer because they are smarter and work harder, a winning combination.
Hello. My name is Bernie Madoff and I have to agree with this statement. I proved what hard work and being smarter than the other saps can do!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936608 Jul 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The rich get richer because they are smarter and work harder, a winning combination.
And I was working hard to make money for my clients. I don't know why they hold me accountable for any of their stupidity for when they lost their money when I had disclaimers all over the place.

Must be those rotten lawyers!

Signed,

Jon Corzine
WOW

Bronx, NY

#936609 Jul 2, 2013
OBAMA FACT SHEET: SINCE BECOMING PRESIDENT, BARCK OBAMA HAS...IT'S ALL HERE!
20,000 Airstrikes in the President’s First Term Cause Death and Destruction From Iraq to Somalia.
Signed the NDAA into law – making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
Initiated, and personally oversees a ‘Secret Kill List’.
Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.
Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.
Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.
Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.
Maintained a presence in Iraq even after “ending” the war.
Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.
Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries.
Sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia.
Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia.
Opened a military base in Chile.
Touted nuclear power, even after the disaster in Japan.
Opened up deepwater oil drilling, even after the BP disaster.
Did a TV commercial promoting “clean coal”.
Defended body scans and pat-downs at airports.
Signed the Patriot Act extension into law.
Deported a modern-record 1.5 million immigrants.
Continued Bush’s rendition program.
Signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#936612 Jul 2, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Hello. My name is Bernie Madoff and I have to agree with this statement. I proved what hard work and being smarter than the other saps can do!
Bernie Madoff and Jon Corzine are Wall Street thieves you idiot. Democrats or saps, Gilligan you idiot...

(D-NJ) Jon Corzine is Goldman Sachs former CEO and MF Global sellout you dumbass...

It's the culture...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936613 Jul 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The rich get richer because they are smarter and work harder, a winning combination.
You know? You're absolutely right. Want proof? Just take a look at my stock prices before things fell apart. They were phenomenal! And I just kept gouging California left and right. Heck, I even put little old ladies out on the street because they couldn't pay their electric bills.

Want more proof? Look at Arthur Anderson. They gave me and my company a clean bill of health! It's not my fault they 'lost' the audit papers.

And besides, I wasn't the CFO. That was Fastow's job. A couple of us tried to throw him under the bus but the damn government wouldn't have any of it. And neither did the SEC.

Heck, I was doing so well even after the company went bankrupt I was still building my new house and had plenty of money left over.

It's not my fault all these OTHER people screwed up. I didn't know what was going on anyway... at least that's what my attorney told me to say.

Convinced? I hope so!

Signed,

Jeff Skilling
WOW

Bronx, NY

#936614 Jul 2, 2013
Obama signs 2013 NDAA – blocking closure of Gitmo (READ).
Amy Goodman: Obama’s New Year’s Resolution: Protect the Status Quo – a number of bills were signed into law by President Barack Obama that renew some of the worst excesses of the Bush years (READ).
The Obama Administration deported more than 400,000 undocumented immigrants in the 2012 fiscal year, the most in the nation’s history (READ).
Announced on Christmas eve: The U.S. will be sending Army brigades into as many as 35 African nations in early 2013 (READ).
Obama Administration Snubs Risk, Set to OK ‘Frankenfish’(READ).
The US is going to “substantially increase its military presence in the Philippines, increasing the number of troops, aircraft and ships which routinely rotate through the country,”– a reason given: to “serve The Philippines when struggling against natural disasters.”(READ).
Obama’s Deficit Proposal: Cut Social Security Benefits (READ).
Remember All the Children, Mr. President. Remember the 35 children who died in Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments (with your approval and U.S. weapons). Remember the 168 children who have been killed by US drone attacks in Pakistan since 2006. Remember the 231 children killed in Afghanistan in the first 6 months of this year (READ).
Barack Obama’s tears for the children of Newtown are in stark contrast to his silence over the children murdered by his drones (READ).
Obama sends 400 troops to Syrian border (READ).
Obama grants unprecedented powers for warrantless surveillance. The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. Now, NCTC can copy entire government databases—flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students and many others. The agency has new authority to keep data about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior. Previously, both were prohibited (READ).
Obamacare Architect Leaves White House for Pharmaceutical Industry Job (READ).
US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014 (READ).
Obama ‘drone-warfare rulebook’ condemned by human rights groups (READ).
Obama says he is “fully supportive” of Israel’s attack on Gaza.“There is no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on from outside its borders”(We wonder if Obama applies this logic to Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan where the U.S. is raining down missiles on those countries)(READ).
Obama Administration: Hamas to Blame for Gaza Violence. Says Israel ‘has the right to defend itself’(but makes no mention of Palestinians having the same right)(READ).
Obama-appointed Afghanistan commander supports troops there past 2014 (READ).
U.S. expands counterterrorism assistance in Cambodia in spite of human rights concerns (READ).
Julian Assange: Reelected Obama a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’.“All of the activities against WikiLeaks by the United States have occurred under an Obama administration.”(READ).
News prior to Obama being elected to a second term
4 More Drones! Robot Attacks Are on Deck for Obama’s Next Term (READ).
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#936615 Jul 2, 2013
nah wrote:
<quoted text> Listen, lady...worshipping Obama is all you have left.
And yet, you have no one to take his place.

Now that's what I call being unprepared in it's very basic form.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#936616 Jul 2, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Its amazing that idiots like you are so proud of your contempt for science and education. The celebration of ignorance is unique to the morons on the far right.
Hell, you don't celibrate ignorance. Instead, you live it.

Be proud:]

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#936617 Jul 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
In a press conference in the first of July, he said he was turning 50 "in a week". His birthdate on the birth certificate he released is in August - three weeks later.
On his facebook page, he had himself four years older than the birthdate on his posted birth certificate.
Who is this guy?
A fake.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#936618 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, you seem to have everything here... except for the actual text from the Constitution.
Let's review the 4th Amendment:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Any average person can tell you after reading the 4th Amendment that the government can't spy on the American public or any individual unless "probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized" is given.
Now, how about you update us on the progress of the investigation into the government's unconstitutional activities.
What's that, you say? You don't know because you were distracted by all the diversions to direct your attention toward Snowden?
I can't post everything from the court document. That's why I gave you the link...however, according to the court...

The Fourth Amendment guarantees "[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.....this Court uniformly has held that the application of the Fourth Amendment depends on whether the person invoking its protection can claim a "justifiable," a "reasonable," or a "legitimate expectation of privacy" that has been invaded by government action." According to the Supreme Court, no one has a legitimate expectation to expect that no history of the telephone numbers that have been dialed will be collected. That is the bottom line.

So, since the Supreme Court has already ruled that the collection of data like that collected by the NSA is constitutional, I don't to what "government's unconstitutional activities" you are referring.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#936619 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, you seem to have everything here... except for the actual text from the Constitution.
Let's review the 4th Amendment:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Any average person can tell you after reading the 4th Amendment that the government can't spy on the American public or any individual unless "probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized" is given.
Now, how about you update us on the progress of the investigation into the government's unconstitutional activities.
What's that, you say? You don't know because you were distracted by all the diversions to direct your attention toward Snowden?
Liberals have a reputation for lifting snippets out of context and then stringing them together like a Ransom Note:]

Funny.

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