Barack Obama, our next President

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#988647 Sep 24, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Galt why did they put his family the whole bin laden clan on a private jet they should have held them hostage 3,000 + Americans died I never understood that it seems our government are playing us for fools with this republican verses democrat but they all seem to party well with each other
Holding hostages who have not committed crimes is the way Muslims operate, not Americans.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#988648 Sep 24, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Why did O'bama delay his 'care' for businesses but not the individual?
Businesses requested more time & Obama said OK. I thought you fricken bozos liked businesses & now you give Obama crap for working with them addressing their concerns.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#988649 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I should have said the cost of Afghanistan and Iraq wars. My mistake.
Both unfunded.
Both you support. How much did that cost the average family of 4?$48K -$72K.
you lied and got caught....again.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#988650 Sep 24, 2013
What We Could Do with a Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure that Doesn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is the nation’s second largest civilian employer after WalMart. Although successfully self-funded throughout its long history, it is currently struggling to stay afloat. This is not, as sometimes asserted, because it has been made obsolete by the Internet. In fact the post office has gotten more business from Internet orders than it has lost to electronic email. What has pushed the USPS into insolvency is an oppressive 2006 congressional mandate that it prefund healthcare for its workers 75 years into the future. No other entity, public or private, has the burden of funding multiple generations of employees who have not yet even been born.

The Carper-Coburn bill (S. 1486) is the subject of congressional hearings this week. It threatens to make the situation worse, by eliminating Saturday mail service and door-to-door delivery and laying off more than 100,000 workers over several years.

The Postal Service Modernization Bills brought by Peter DeFazio and Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, would allow the post office to recapitalize itself by diversifying its range of services to meet unmet public needs.

Needs that the post office might diversify into include (1) funding the rebuilding of our crumbling national infrastructure; (2) servicing the massive market of the “unbanked” and “underbanked” who lack access to basic banking services; and (3) providing a safe place to save our money, in the face of Wall Street’s new “bail in” policies for confiscating depositor funds. All these needs could be met at a stroke by some simple legislation authorizing the post office to revive the banking services it efficiently performed in the past.

Funding Infrastructure Tax-free

In a July 2013 article titled “Delivering A National Infrastructure Bank ... through the Post Office,” Frederic V. Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, addressed the woeful state of US infrastructure. He noted that the idea of forming a national infrastructure bank (NIB) has had bipartisan congressional support over the past six years, with senators from both parties introducing bills for such a bank:

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#988651 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> The loss of their chemical weapon program that hey had invested a lot of time & money.
what loss? All they've done is hand over a bullsht report. You a fckn idiot.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#988652 Sep 24, 2013
Someone asked me to describe the Democratic Party using a singular word ‘Parasites!!’

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#988653 Sep 24, 2013
By JENNIFER HABERKORN and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN | 9/23/13 8:54 PM EDT

The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week is a long way from the health plan President Barack Obama first pitched to the nation.

Millions of low-income Americans won’t receive coverage. Many workers at small businesses won’t get a choice of insurance plans right away. Large employers won’t need to provide insurance for another year. Far more states than expected won’t run their own insurance marketplaces. And a growing number of workers won’t get to keep their employer-provided coverage.
Every branch of the federal government played a role in weakening the law over the past three years, the casualty of a divisive legislative fight, a surprise Supreme Court ruling, a complex implementation and an unrelenting political opposition. The result has been a stark gap between the promise of Obamacare and the reality — one that has fueled a deep vein of skepticism about the law as it enters its most critical phase.
“Oh, I’ve heard of Obamacare, yes, but I didn’t know all that was involved,” said Cindy Bishop, a part-time worker from Lexington, Ky., who stopped by an Obamacare information booth at the state fair last month.“Everybody that I have ever talked to is totally against it. They’re afraid all the doctors are going to pull out, and you’re going to have to be like Canada and have to be on a waiting list.”

Obama will take a lead role during the six-month enrollment period in trying to convert critics like Bishop. He doesn’t expect to boost the subpar approval numbers, at least not in the near term. Democrats stopped anticipating a bump a long time ago when voters defied prediction after prediction that they would fall in love with Obamacare.

His best defense against Republican repeal efforts is a robust consumer response, and his best hope to soften years of public antipathy is a successful rollout. That’s why Obama is asking millions of Americans to just give the law a chance — go to the Web, sign up for a health care plan starting Oct. 1 and claim a new benefit that’s there for the taking on Jan. 1. It’s also why Republicans are mounting such an aggressive last stand this week to revoke funding for the law.
The early hiccups may not matter in the long run if the Affordable Care Act survives Republican challenges and goes on to become an entitlement as popular as Social Security or Medicare and if the early gaps between hope and practice narrow as more states agree to expand Medicaid.

Administration officials said the regulatory delays won’t have a significant impact on the overall implementation. And already, despite the unceasing GOP campaign to sink the law, Obamacare has exceeded expectations in some significant ways.

The growth rate for health care costs has slowed to its lowest level in decades, although experts dispute whether the recession or Obamacare should receive the credit.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#988654 Sep 24, 2013
I can't wait for the day obama has no choice but to come out and say aaaahhh hum I was born in kenya hahahahahalolololo its coming and the sad truth will sink in slowly he lied and he is not like you hahahahahalololololo got the popcorn and the kleenx ready

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#988655 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So, you base everything on what an upset grieving mother understood?
No, you are using this woman's grief to promote the idea that Obama lied.
There was no lie.
I take her word for it. I don't have my head up obamas ass. He lied, come to grips with it

"I asked them,‘What happened? Please tell me,’” Smith said.“And every one of them says it was the video, and we all know it wasn’t the video. They all lied to me"

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#988656 Sep 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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We need to question the deaths of those fighting forest fires, such as in Arizona. Many people believe that the effort should be made to save structures, but otherwise forest fires should be allowed to burn themselves out. In fact, that is exactly the practice on the National Park Service.
In the case of the World Trade Center, those on the upper floors could not be saved and the lives of the firefighters were lost needlessly. The culture of dashing into burning buildings without regard to personal safety is brave, but foolish.
I agree and those structures should have some firefighting ability on hand. Fire breaks being the minimum.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#988657 Sep 24, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Jesus was a liberal Carol, in fact he was the ultimate liberal with his message of social justice. I guess that makes him an obnoxious loon too.
Social justice? Loving your neighbor as yourself and giving to the poor was a message given to each and every one of us personally. Christ didn't advocate big government - or Cesar - to be the collective conscience of the people and to take their money involuntarily to waste and squander.

"Give to Cesar's what is Cesar's" was a direct admonishment to pay our taxes - and "give to God what is God's" was a direct admonishment to give our own money to the poor out of love.

Christ's version of "social justice" was the condition of each individual heart. Love God first and then do for others.

Do you think big government is interested in loving God first? You're actually worshipping big government.

Cesar never entered the picture in Christ's teaching. Neither does Obama. We are simply admonished to pray for our leaders. Not put them on a pedestal before God.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#988658 Sep 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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We need to question the deaths of those fighting forest fires, such as in Arizona. Many people believe that the effort should be made to save structures, but otherwise forest fires should be allowed to burn themselves out. In fact, that is exactly the practice on the National Park Service.
In the case of the World Trade Center, those on the upper floors could not be saved and the lives of the firefighters were lost needlessly. The culture of dashing into burning buildings without regard to personal safety is brave, but foolish.
Galt lets go outside the box for a few could those fire be acts of terror Farrakhan spoke about this stuff being done by al quida the government and media misdirects inorder to maintain control just a thought because we now Know for a fact we have imported AntiAmerican Illegal entrants look to the recent kenyan attacks is this an excuse for America to be caught up funny the Presidents Born land comes under attack mmmmmmmmmmmm he will bring them to justice mmmmmmmmmwhy thats kenyas job we are not kenyans

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#988659 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Businesses requested more time & Obama said OK. I thought you fricken bozos liked businesses & now you give Obama crap for working with them addressing their concerns.
Obama can't just change a law because he wants. Only Congress can do that. Tin horn dictators also.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#988661 Sep 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Holding hostages who have not committed crimes is the way Muslims operate, not Americans.
So in other words revenge best served cold ok makes sense we have morals good answer you are decent thanks
balls_4_Obama

United States

#988662 Sep 24, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Checkmate again !
Now you and dave can give each other sponge baths....
WOW

Bronx, NY

#988663 Sep 24, 2013
An NIB would provide a means to channel public funds into regional and national projects identified by political and community leaders across the country to keep the economy healthy. It could issue bonds, back public-private partnerships and guarantee long-term, low-interest loans to states and investment groups willing to rebuild our schools, hospitals, airports and energy grids. An NIB with $10 billion in capital could leverage hundreds of billions in investments.

What has blocked these bills is opposition to using tax money for the purpose. But Rolando asks:

[W]hat if we set up the NIB without using taxpayer funds? What if we allowed Americans to open savings accounts in the nation’s post offices and directed those funds into national infrastructure bonds that would earn interest for depositors and fund job-creating projects to replace and modernize our crumbling infrastructure?

A post office bank ... would not offer commercial loans or mortgages. But it could serve the unbanked and fund infrastructure projects selected by a non-partisan NIB.

The Unbanked and Underbanked: A Massive Untapped Market

The “unbanked” are not a small segment of the population. In a 2011 survey, the unbanked and underbanked included about one in four households. Without access to conventional financial services, people turn to an expensive alternative banking market of bill-pay, prepaid debit cards, check cashing services, and payday loans. They pay excessive fees and are susceptible to high-cost predatory lenders.

Globally, postal banks are major contributors to financial inclusion. Catering to this underserved population is a revenue-generator for the post office while saving the underbanked large sums in fees. Worldwide, according to the Universal Postal Union, 1 billion people now use the postal sector for savings and deposit accounts, and more than 1.5 billion take advantage of basic transactional services through the post.According to a Discussion Paper of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs:

The essential characteristic distinguishing postal financial services from the private banking sector is the obligation and capacity of the postal system to serve the entire spectrum of the national population, unlike conventional private banks which allocate their institutional resources to service the sectors of the population they deem most profitable.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#988664 Sep 24, 2013
Did realtime and crazy Ron show up at the same time today? Things that make you go hmmmmm.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#988665 Sep 24, 2013
Obama at the UN ‘World Is More Stable than It Was Five Years Ago’ this is delusional and Dangerous, maybe he’s comparing the World vs. Chicago he may have a Point!!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#988666 Sep 24, 2013
Wall Street Is No Longer a Safe Place to Keep Our Money

A postal bank could have appeal not just to the unbanked but to savers generally who are concerned about the safety of their deposits. Traditionally, people have deposited their money in banks for three reasons: safety from theft, the convenience of check writing and bill paying, and to earn some interest. Today, not only do our bank deposits earn virtually no interest, but they are not safe from theft – and the prospective thief is Wall Street itself.

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) in Switzerland has mandated that “systemically important” banks come up with “living wills” stating what they would do in the event of insolvency. The template set out by the FSB is for these too-big-to-fail banks to confiscate their creditors’ funds and convert them to bank equity or stock. Legally,“creditors” include the depositors. In fact depositors compose the largest class of creditors of any bank.

In 2009, President Obama agreed along with other G20 leaders to be bound by the regulations imposed by the FSB, giving them the force of law. This agreement should properly have been a treaty, subject to the approval of two-thirds of the Senate; but the deal was sealed on a handshake, ostensibly to prevent another Lehman-style banking collapse. Thus the next time JPMorganChase or Bank of America finds itself on the wrong side of a massive derivatives bet, it can avoid insolvency by recapitalizing itself with our deposits. Both JPM and BOA hold over $1 trillion in deposits and over $70 trillion in derivatives; and with the repeal of Glass-Steagall, the banks have been able to merge these operations. The FDIC deposit insurance fund has only $32 billion in it to cover losses for the entire country.

For guaranteed safety, we need a network of publicly-owned banks devoted solely to taking deposits and providing check-cashing services – no gambling with deposits allowed. The US Post Office can safely and efficiently provide the infrastructure for such a banking network, as it did from 1911 until 1967. The post office is ubiquitous, with branches in every town and community.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#988667 Sep 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Is that darn Obama making the case for WMDs in Iraq again.
He is making the case for moslems--how did the American moslems from Minnesota decide to the attack the mall on the UN day of Peace--what were the O'bama savages thinking? don't they listen to the United Nations? and what about the children children children that were brutally murdered by the American resident moslems?

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