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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As long as you and other die-hard liberals keep living in the past, we won't have a future.
Republicans have been waiting for Democrats to get on board to implement plans and solutions for major reforms and willing to compromise.
The past is no longer working. The only ones who don't seem to know that are Democrats. They don't like upsetting the apple cart.
Problem is the apples are rotting.
Some good positive news for America!

President Barack Obama was unveiling a sweeping new plan for rating colleges based in part on affordability, with the goal of eventually linking those ratings to federal financial aid awards.

The new ratings system, which the president wants implemented before the 2015 school year, would evaluate colleges on a series of measures, including average tuition and student loan debt, graduation rates, and the average earnings of graduates. Obama is also seeking legislation to link the new ratings system to the way federal financial aid is awarded, with students attending highly-rated schools receiving larger grants and more affordable student loans.

Obama was to detail the proposals Thursday as he opened a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania. The tour underscores the White House's desire to stay focused on domestic issues, even as foreign policy crises in Egypt and Syria vie for his attention.

Throughout the summer, the White House has been seeking to keep the president's public agenda centered on middle-class economic issues as a way to rally public support for his positions ahead of looming fiscal battles with congressional Republicans. And Obama, in an email to supporters this week, said a big part of middle-class security includes fundamentally rethinking how to pay for higher education.

"Just tinkering around the edges won't be enough," Obama wrote. "We've got to shake up the current system."

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday the middle class needs the security of knowing they can afford to send their kids to college.

"There's a growing sense that college is for the wealthy, for rich folks and not for hard-working people who are doing the right thing every day," he said.

The president's plan aims to better inform consumers and provide incentives for colleges and universities. "We need much greater transparency for the public," Duncan said.

According to Obama administration estimates, average tuition costs at four-year public colleges have more than tripled over the last three decades. The average student loan borrower also graduates with over $26,000 in debt.

The president will also propose legislation to give colleges a "bonus" based on the number of students they graduate who received Pell Grants. The goal is to encourage colleges to enroll and graduate low- and moderate-income students.

The administration will also seek to require colleges with high dropout rates to distribute student aid over the course of the semester as students face expenses rather than in a lump sum. The aim is to prevent wasting grant money by ensuring that students who drop out do not receive funds for time they are not in school.

"You want to see good actors be rewarded," Duncan said.

Obama is also renewing his call for a $1 billion college "Race to the Top" competition that would reward states that make significant changes in higher education policies while also containing tuition costs.

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<quoted text>I'm telling you, you can trace everything back to Reagan.
So, it's not Bush's fault after all? It's Reagan's fault?
Do you clowns ever listen to yourselves?
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Actually, the Republicans DID compromise by giving the Democrats their tax increase.
But, just like under Reagan and Bush, they get what they want and renege on the expected compromise in return - cuts in the budget.
It might cost them votes, so they renege every time.
Obama promised to go by "line by line" in the budget to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse in entitlement programs four years ago.
Democrats won't even hold Obama to his own promise - and all Republicans were asking for in return.
Really Carol? What do you call the sequester? Those are budget cuts! They're across the board and it's affecting everyone. Obama has put out proposals for streamlining the government but he needs a green light from Congress to do so but the various chairmen of committees in the House are guarding their power over the agencies that need streamlining and not giving an inch. And who controls those committees? The GOP.

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I think Homer will go with a 'Reagan' theme today.
Big government, big spender, huge debt, allowed free reign for corporations to crush the middle class.
Reagan's Toll on the Middle Class
Top 1% average per-capita income -
1980 - 1990
427K --> 661K increase of 55%
Income of bottom 90% same time period decreased
30,900 --> 30,800
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2011/02/reaga...
Facts are facts, don't shoot the messenger.
10 years - he made us a nation of haves and gfy's
One thing you forgot to mention was the fact that we were on the verge of losing the Cold War, which would have meant the same thing that happened to the Soviet Union would have happened to us instead, and Reagon led us from the verge of defeat to victory.
Perhaps you would have some credibility if you included things that are consistent with actual US history in your posts.

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Why are the Democrats that voted for Obamacare distancing themselves from Obamacare?
Why?
Because Democrats are brain dead hypocrites.
But on election night Americans will not forget what Democrats did to America under Obamacare.
Now that that that Liberal policy is taking effect people can see the real Liberal agenda.
Because we are just peasants out here that arre incapable of making our own decisions, and the clown act that is the Democratic Party assumes that they are superior to the unwashed masses and are the only people capable of making decisions for everyone. Naturally, what is good for the peasants is not what is good for the ruling elite.
Every Democrat in Washington hates ObamaKare.

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I suggest you all read "The Liberty Amendments". Good ideas to turn this country back into what it is suppose to be.
It's creating quite a stir.

My concern is Americans have become too complacent to demand difficult and necessary changes. The polls indicate the vast majority believe we're going in the wrong direction, but 1 in 4 Americans don't even know ACA is the law of the land.

It's hard to imagine so many Americans aren't aware of such a strict partisan legislation that will affect them so profoundly.

It's the complacency that really concerns me the most.

Unless there is more of an outcry on the part of younger voters and minorities as well as the middle class demanding major changes, our fate is sealed.

I'm pretty convinced this president and his administration think they are insulated and immune from the growing unrest because of the liberal media's protection and what is becoming a disturbing complacency.

We'll know if I'm right or not come next November and in 2016. Heaven knows, I hope I'm not.

Good morning, flack.

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<quoted text>'I'd love to live in a world without guns.'
You friggin' Communist!
A person blindly supporting someone who was mentored by Frank Marshal Davis, was promoted by Vernon Jarrett, began his political career in the home of William Ayers, and puts Vallerie Jarrett in the office immediately adjacent to the Oval Office is calling someone else a "friggin' communist".
It doesn't get much funnier than that.

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LMAO. Seems you are the "Dumbass". As usual, your talking heads got it WRONG. It isn't the "Obama phone". You would be far more correct to refer to those cell phones as the "Bush phone".
The Telecommunications Act of 2005 (Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005) expanded the SafeLink program to include free cell phones. Got that???? Remember who was president in 2005???
Here is who voted for it:
5/18/2006 - Passed in the Senate by unanimous consent which means no Republicans opposed the bill.
6/7/2006 – Passed in the House 379-35
6/15/2006 – Signed into law by President Bush
Besides, the SafeLink program is funded by contributions from telecommunications companies through the Universal Service Administrative Company, NOT tax dollars.
An August 2008 press release announced the start of the SafeLink Wireless program in the state of Tennessee:
"Today, TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's leading prepaid cell phone provider announced its launch of SafeLink Wireless(R) in Tennessee. SafeLink Wireless will serve as the company's distribution of Lifeline - a U.S. government supported program for income eligible households that ensures telephone service is available and affordable for eligible low income households.
The SafeLink Wireless service will provide eligible low-income households a free cell phone…
A recent study ("Cell Phones Provide Significant Economic Gains for Low-Income American Households," April 2008) analyzed the impact of mobile phones on low-income households. "In this day and age, the cell phone should be deemed an imperative necessity for the millions of low-income families who are far less likely to own them," said Nicholas P. Sullivan, the study's author and visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Our study showed cell phones can significantly boost the earning potential of these communities, and this connectivity vastly encourages their opportunities and remains central to their everyday survival," Sullivan stressed.
The study also revealed the cell phone is a critical component for personal safety, access to emergency services, and can potentially increase a low-income family's economic productivity and earning power."
http://leadershipforliberty.org/index.php/new...
So, you agree that we can cut all welfare and put the government back into a position where we are within reach of solvency and avoid certain collapse of the government, right?

A trillion dollars a year. That's how much we can cut government spending if we cut all welfare.
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<quoted text>Oh child. If only all of America's children could live in a fantasy world.
Unfortunately, in many predominately Democrat areas kids of all ages and adults sit at home and don't have to play video games to experience guns both indoors through bullets being shot through walls and in hallways or outside in the street day or night.
But you'd love to take away 2nd amendment rights for those who don't commit crimes with the guns and keep families in poverty so they'll continue to vote for the ones who let them sit home and not work.
Wouldn't you, Son?
New law requires lost, stolen guns to be reported

Illinois gun owners will have to report missing firearms to police and check the background of potential buyers under a new state law.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation Sunday at a South Side park near where an off-duty Chicago police officer was killed with an illegally trafficked gun in 2010. He said the law will make it easier to recover stolen weapons and help ensure that only responsible people buy firearms. The measure passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly with healthy majorities.

"It's going to help our law enforcement," the Democratic governor said. "It's going to help all of us be safe."

Starting immediately, gun owners whose weapons are lost or stolen will have 72 hours to notify police. And beginning Jan. 1, individual gun owners will have to contact the Illinois State Police before selling a weapon or transferring ownership to ensure that the purchaser is allowed to have a gun.

Quinn said the legislation closes a loophole in the state's gun laws, which previously required gun show merchants and licensed firearms dealers — but not private sellers — to check that the customer had a valid firearm owner's identification card. Under the new law, private sellers must contact state police, who will then search records and determine the prospective buyer's eligibility.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-19...

works for me, and from all indications, it works for you.

and i'm pretty sure there was no mention in that bill of ethnicity, but maybe there should have been....

'Those damn Black folks selling guns on the street! But hey White buddy, I've got some guns for sale. Cheap.'
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One thing you forgot to mention was the fact that we were on the verge of losing the Cold War, which would have meant the same thing that happened to the Soviet Union would have happened to us instead, and Reagon led us from the verge of defeat to victory.
Perhaps you would have some credibility if you included things that are consistent with actual US history in your posts.
"we were on the verge of losing the Cold War"

Another opinion or you have a right wing site or two?

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Some good positive news for America!
President Barack Obama was unveiling a sweeping new plan for rating colleges based in part on affordability, with the goal of eventually linking those ratings to federal financial aid awards.
The new ratings system, which the president wants implemented before the 2015 school year, would evaluate colleges on a series of measures, including average tuition and student loan debt, graduation rates, and the average earnings of graduates. Obama is also seeking legislation to link the new ratings system to the way federal financial aid is awarded, with students attending highly-rated schools receiving larger grants and more affordable student loans.
Obama was to detail the proposals Thursday as he opened a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania. The tour underscores the White House's desire to stay focused on domestic issues, even as foreign policy crises in Egypt and Syria vie for his attention.
Throughout the summer, the White House has been seeking to keep the president's public agenda centered on middle-class economic issues as a way to rally public support for his positions ahead of looming fiscal battles with congressional Republicans. And Obama, in an email to supporters this week, said a big part of middle-class security includes fundamentally rethinking how to pay for higher education.
"Just tinkering around the edges won't be enough," Obama wrote. "We've got to shake up the current system."
Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday the middle class needs the security of knowing they can afford to send their kids to college.
"There's a growing sense that college is for the wealthy, for rich folks and not for hard-working people who are doing the right thing every day," he said.
The president's plan aims to better inform consumers and provide incentives for colleges and universities. "We need much greater transparency for the public," Duncan said.
According to Obama administration estimates, average tuition costs at four-year public colleges have more than tripled over the last three decades. The average student loan borrower also graduates with over $26,000 in debt.
The president will also propose legislation to give colleges a "bonus" based on the number of students they graduate who received Pell Grants. The goal is to encourage colleges to enroll and graduate low- and moderate-income students.
The administration will also seek to require colleges with high dropout rates to distribute student aid over the course of the semester as students face expenses rather than in a lump sum. The aim is to prevent wasting grant money by ensuring that students who drop out do not receive funds for time they are not in school.
"You want to see good actors be rewarded," Duncan said.
Obama is also renewing his call for a $1 billion college "Race to the Top" competition that would reward states that make significant changes in higher education policies while also containing tuition costs.
Some negative news for liberals.

The Dow drops like a rock for six consecutive days.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/dow-...

"Dow Suffers Biggest Drop Of 2013 As Markets Continue To Panic About The Fed"

Obama's failed stimulus and big government vision apparently isn't working.
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Chris Lane shooting a gang initiation, says father who called police

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August 22, 2013 - 5:01PM

Duncan, Oklahoma: Chris Lane was murdered as a part of a gang initiation, according to James Johnson, the father of a boy who was also allegedly targeted by the three youths accused of killing Mr Lane.

Police have not commented on the claim, though court documents confirm the accused were eventually arrested in front of the boy's home.

In their car, police say they found a shotgun and the .22-calibre revolver they believe was used to kill Mr Lane, and a cache of ammunition.

Watch the video

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/chris-lane-shooti...

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Will Obama make a speech saying if I had a son it would look like the 3 savages that shot the young man in the back also will he say if he had a younger BROTHER he would look like the young man the 3 savages shot in the back and where is the uproar from the same lily sonicfilth yeah real dave leosana and all the BIGOTS THAT PROMOTE RACIAL HATE where is the debate about this YOUNG WHITE MAN THAT 3 SAVAGES SHOT IN COLD BLOOD IN BROAD DAYLIGHT where is the NATIONAL OUT CRY FROM WHITE PEOPLE are you all that scared of sharpton as AMERICANS WHY IS THIS NOT ON THE NATIONAL OUTRAGE PAGE LOW MORALS VERY LOW MORAL NO DEBATE ON TOPIX ABOUT YOUNG MAN SHOT IN THE BACK FOR NOTHING HE DESERVES BETTER RACISM LOWERS MORALS and THIS COUNTRY CONTINUES TO LOSE VALUE

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PDUPONT wrote:
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Really Carol? What do you call the sequester? Those are budget cuts! They're across the board and it's affecting everyone. Obama has put out proposals for streamlining the government but he needs a green light from Congress to do so but the various chairmen of committees in the House are guarding their power over the agencies that need streamlining and not giving an inch. And who controls those committees? The GOP.
It's really very sad. You, I mean.

Obama's proposed budget increased spending in entitlements and nearly cut defense to the bone.

Don't you remember in 2011 he promised to go "line by line" in the budget to "eliminate waste, fraud and abuse" in the system?

That's all he had to do to avoid the sequester. That's all Republicans asked for in return after giving him his tax increase.

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sonicfilter wrote:
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you would find them in your list of copy and paste insults.
"sonic"
And your every thought comes from your copy and paste BS you glean from left wing sites.
Peace
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If the EPA was effective I'd be able to eat fish out of the local rivers and streams.
Most rivers and streams meet all water quality criteria. However, not all rivers and streams are classified as fisheries.

Current water quality criteria are typically based on cancer risk factors, a much more stringent measure than acceptability for fishing. Limits on many heavy metals are set at "not detectable", in other words at the limit of laboratory detectability.

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<quoted text> But that is exactly what they want. Haven't you figured that out yet? You hear no complaining because they are getting what they have dreamed of since FDR!
The majority apparently don't agree with them as 75% are "dissatisfied".

http://www.pollingreport.com/right.htm

Let's hope they prove it next time then.

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It's creating quite a stir.
My concern is Americans have become too complacent to demand difficult and necessary changes. The polls indicate the vast majority believe we're going in the wrong direction, but 1 in 4 Americans don't even know ACA is the law of the land.
It's hard to imagine so many Americans aren't aware of such a strict partisan legislation that will affect them so profoundly.
It's the complacency that really concerns me the most.
Unless there is more of an outcry on the part of younger voters and minorities as well as the middle class demanding major changes, our fate is sealed.
I'm pretty convinced this president and his administration think they are insulated and immune from the growing unrest because of the liberal media's protection and what is becoming a disturbing complacency.
We'll know if I'm right or not come next November and in 2016. Heaven knows, I hope I'm not.
Good morning, flack.
Oh I think most of them are about to get a rude awakening in a couple of months. The tide is changing, although slowly. CNN is coming around to be a more effective journalistic news source.Even PMSNBC is slowly turning away from the blind loyalty. With three years to go the cracks are showing and will only widen with time.

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Why would anybody work 40 hours per week for an extra $300 per month in a society that glorifies freeloaders?
Because that 900 has a lifetime limit. Because people want to work. With work is a chance for advancement.

No one glorifies those who need help. That is all in your demented little head.
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One thing you forgot to mention was the fact that we were on the verge of losing the Cold War, which would have meant the same thing that happened to the Soviet Union would have happened to us instead, and Reagon led us from the verge of defeat to victory.
Perhaps you would have some credibility if you included things that are consistent with actual US history in your posts.
We were never on the verge of losing the Cold War, the Soviet system collapsed from within, it was a bad system.

Besides we were discussing Reagan's defeat of the middle class.

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