Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1383526 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"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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No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#991890 Sep 29, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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of course Republicans never take welfare, well
Except for all those farm subsidies, where we use tax dollars to pay large corporate farms not to grow food
Except for the oil industry where we use tax dollars to pay oil companies to develop oil fields, something all other companies have to pay for themselves
Except for Big Pharma where we made it illegal for large entities to enter into collective bargaining to lower drug costs
Republican welfare, tax dollars for corporations making record profits
stupidity, middle class americans voting republican,, its not a culture its insanity
Occupy Michael Moore: "Wall Street Has Their Man And His Name Is Barack Obama"...

Karma always bent over and punked by No Surprize a corporate Obama..

AND... We're suppose to care what you ghetto welfare cheese folk "think?" LMAO

It's the culture...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#991891 Sep 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
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Only in your warped mind.
The voters call you a liar.
They sent your Mutt home a loser.
THAT WAS A MANDATE TO KEEP OBAMACARE.
A majority mandate.
Too bad you are a loser siding with the other losers: Republicans.
Trot out more lies daily: you are only nodding yourself idiot.
If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's dangerous, loser, free cheese and liberal..

It's the culture...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#991892 Sep 29, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Karma always bent over and punked by No Surprize Republicans, someone or something...
If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's free cheese, loser, and liberal..
It's the culture...
repeat please

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Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#991893 Sep 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>If cons want to shut down the government... well.... that's their choice!
Americans know who to hold responsible.
"yuck"
Shut down the government? Would probably be a good thing. The 50% of government workers considered non essential would get a few days off, Social Security payments will continue to be made, the military will continue to function, the sun will still rise and set, president nobama will continue to claim the end is near, democrat loons will continue to insist every thing is good with the economy, the president and the democrat loons are on different pages on the subject of the economy, nobama care a debacle a large majority of American's do not like or want will be in force, health care costs will rise, the debt will continue to increase, the Benghazi murderers will continue to murder, no one will be held responsible for Fast and Furious the nobama plan that led to American deaths, nobama will figure out a way to send arms to the Syrian rebels, i.e. the Syrian supporters of al qaueda.
Son, in the end the American voters will hold president nobama and liberal democrat loons responsible.
Bet on it.
Peace
KMA

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OBAMA the GENIUS

Fayetteville, NC

#991896 Sep 29, 2013
800,000 fed workers to be furloughed Tuesday as part of the Republican Gov shutdown.

Thanks azzzzzzholes!

Now everyone knows you hate the people.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#991897 Sep 29, 2013
flack wrote:
Two things before I go
(1) Does anybody now not believe that Muslims want nothing but the world under Shari'a law after the Miss World deal?
(2) In my travels over the last few days I heard many commercials about how little payments for insurance would be but although they mentioned subsidies not one mentioned how much they would cost the federal government, meaning us. Does anybody, with a brain, believe that this will work out so that it doesn't drastically increase the national debt?
The CBO people have brains & they said its aid for.

Exactly what ACA tax will you pay?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#991898 Sep 29, 2013
lol! Stupid cons.......

http://www.forbes.com/sites/eamonnfingleton/2...

"Business
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9/29/2013 @ 11:14AM |210,428 views
If Republicans Want To Shut Down Washington, They'll Have To Ask China's Permission First
English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership...

In their never-say-die efforts to defeat Obamacare, Tea Party Republicans brought the federal government a giant step closer to shutdown last night. What they seem not to have considered is how America’s foreign creditors will react.

Although China, Japan, and other major creditor nations have no dog in the Obamacare fight, they have a strong interest in preserving America’s basic financial, economic, and social stability. From their point of view, the Tea Party contingent is not following the script and a corrective may prove necessary.

If the creditor nations were to sell just a small proportion of their American assets, they could send Wall Street into a tailspin, with unpleasant implications for many Republicans.

They are unlikely to push things that far but even if they were merely to slow the pace of their buying, bond yields would rocket and stocks could fall 15 percent in the space of a couple of weeks. A key thing here is that American asset valuations are at historic highs — the Standard & Poor’s 500 is on a P/E of 19 and long-term bonds yields are still near their lowest levels in decades.

It is sometimes suggested that by triggering a sell-off, creditor nations would be cutting their own throats. Actually this is a characteristically myopic Western way of looking at things – a view that completely misunderstands how things have changed now that East Asians call the tune. The point is that the creditor nations are long-term holders who are largely indifferent to short-term fluctuations.

As a general rule, the East Asian creditor nations hate drawing attention to themselves. But they are quite effective behind the scenes in making their views known. One of the most important ways they wield influence is through major Wall Street investment banks. These latter in turn spend large amounts on political contributions, typically backing both Republicans and Democrats. Their money gives them plenty of face time to advise American elected representatives on “good economics,” a term that more and more these days amounts to economics that serves East Asia’s interests. Meanwhile American investors generally are short-term thinkers who rarely show much intestinal fortitude in riding out downturns.

It remains to be seen how markets will react tomorrow but the betting is that, in the absence of a climbdown by Republicans, we will see a significant correction. And if Tea Party stalwarts continue to stick by their guns in the weeks ahead, we could see damage particularly in techs and other high P/E stocks. For the record, major tech stocks that seem most richly valued on a forward P/E basis include CRM, LNKD, CCI, FB, and ADBE. Although future prospects may justify such valuations, the short-term action could be quite bumpy — certainly bumpy enough to frighten a lot of the Republican rank and file."

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#991899 Sep 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Good thing you don't have a source for that son!
"yuck"
Son, you are full of it. nobamakare is a very unpopular law, 60%+ of the American public does not like or want it.
Try to be honest, just once. Son, can you do that?
Peace
KMA

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demokRATS

Saint Petersburg, FL

#991900 Sep 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>repeat please
Yeah Gilligan... Karma always bent over and punked by No Surprize Republicans, someone or something...

If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's free cheese, loser, and liberal..

It's the culture...

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#991901 Sep 29, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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"Pools of fools" of IRS "KBG agents" is DIRECT BREACH of HIPPA Laws!
Eric Holder should be SUING the American COMMUNIST Act!!
What's the matter Duh A vey--did you already miss the COMMUNISTIC FIRST TAX and FINE of medical equip-- trying to be shoved down the throats of America???
WAKE UP DUHmbohead.
REDO the Bill-Stomp OUT COMMUNISM!
You still have't mention which of the ACA taxes you will be paying.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#991902 Sep 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Right wing nuts...
All thinking the same.....
No individual thought....
All in lock step waiting for orders.....
Must be the first prerequisite to join their party... those who can think need not apply!
"yuck"
Son you get lamer and lamer. The right wing nuts you speak of do not want or need the boy messiah to force them to purchase a product, health care, they may not want or need. You are the one with no individual thoughts, if nobama says it you buy it. If nobama told you to eat crap your only response would be, can I use salt.
Peace
KMA

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#991904 Sep 29, 2013
Eman wrote:
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I hope your at least watching football while getting shtfaced.
"Eman"
No way "nutsucker" is watching football, that is a man's sport. "nutsucker" is into playing with dolls.
Peace
OBAMA the GENIUS

Fayetteville, NC

#991905 Sep 29, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"yuck"
Son, you are full of it. nobamakare is a very unpopular law, 60%+ of the American public does not like or want it.
Try to be honest, just once. Son, can you do that?
Peace
KMA
"Liar"

60%?

Try 5 million extra votes for Obama.

Against Mutt.

5 million extra votes for OBAMACARE!

The majority of voters love the ACA!

you a liar fool.....ffffcckkkk you!

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Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#991906 Sep 29, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Clinton set us up for a recession, and worse, with his dirty NAFTA deal that has only been a GOOD deal for Mexico.
Nafta:

1) Negotiated by George HEW Bush

2) Signed by George HS Bush

3) Not ratified in the Senate (thanks to Democrats)

4) A bill enacting the items was passed with a majority of Republicans voting yes & a majority of Democrats voting no

5) Signed by Clinton.

But hey, keep running through the streets screaming " OMG OMG Clinton NAFTA OMG OMG OMG"

ARe you really that GD stupid?

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#991907 Sep 29, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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DELAY the COMMIETIC Manifesto of the American Communist Act!!!
STOMP out Communism in it's 3rd world, socio-econmic DRAINING Marxist train derailment tracks!
REDO the multiple layers of DUNG in the bill!!
And get it RIGHT this time-NO Partisan long arm Commie manifesto of THUG poliTICS allowed this time!
F*ck you. Your Party had a year to participate & they did nothing but say no.

If Republicans wanted to reform healthcare the way they wanted they should have done it in the 12 years from 1995 thru 2006 when they ran Congress.

But they didn't so you & your buddies can go f*ck themselves.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#991908 Sep 29, 2013
Make no mistake the Ayatollahs run Iran. Nothing will happen there without their approval. If you think otherwise you are delusional.

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Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#991909 Sep 29, 2013
Eman wrote:
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"There is no doubt that these desolate conditions, and the consequent depleting Iranian morale, are the result of the unyielding sanctions imposed by the United States and other nations. And while these sanctions were absolutely provoked and rationalized by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s bellicose policies, nearly half of Iran’s populace — 46%— chiefly blames the United States for the economic and emotional woes that they and their fellow countrymen are facing.
It is clear that the sanctions are successfully imposing crippling hardships as intended. Yet their actual practical gains are questionable. Rather than forcing the Iranian government to reduce its funding for its nuclear program, or reducing the general Iranian drive to develop nuclear capabilities, the sanctions are perpetuating the anti-American stigma that already permeates the nation and its region, and that poses an increasing security threat to the United States and its allies."
Nah, Iran is a tad of a threat to Israel__Iran wouldn't dare go after Turkey-Jordan-Saudi Arabia-Qatar et al.

Early this month Iran rolled out about 30 long range missiles that could perhaps hit Israel or perhaps fall harmlessly (or not) along the way. Iran doesn't have dependable guidance systems but simply leftover soviet crap that Russia traded them for oil.

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No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#991910 Sep 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
800,000 fed workers to be furloughed Tuesday as part of the Republican Gov shutdown.
Thanks azzzzzzholes!
Now everyone knows you hate the people.
Old Ruthie always coming back for more, punked by obama and blames others for her addiction to idiot...

If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's free cheese, loser, and liberal..

It's the culture...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#991911 Sep 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The CBO people have brains & they said its aid for.
Exactly what ACA tax will you pay?
Speaking of taxes, here are 20 new taxes ObamaCare imposes
By Bruce McQuain

These via the Americans for Tax Reform. Says the ATR:

Taxpayers are reminded that the President’s healthcare law is one of the largest tax increases in American history.

Indeed. Tax increases which took place in 2010 after the passage of the bill:

1. Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals (Min$/immediate):$50,000 per hospital if they fail to meet new "community health assessment needs," "financial assistance," and "billing and collection" rules set by HHS. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,961-1,971

2. Codification of the “economic substance doctrine”(Tax hike of $4.5 billion). This provision allows the IRS to disallow completely-legal tax deductions and other legal tax-minimizing plans just because the IRS deems that the action lacks “substance” and is merely intended to reduce taxes owed. Bill: Reconciliation Act; Page: 108-113

3.“Black liquor” tax hike (Tax hike of $23.6 billion). This is a tax increase on a type of bio-fuel. Bill: Reconciliation Act; Page: 105

4. Tax on Innovator Drug Companies ($22.2 bil/Jan 2010):$2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to share of sales made that year. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,971-1,980

5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike ($0.4 bil/Jan 2010): The special tax deduction in current law for Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies would only be allowed if 85 percent or more of premium revenues are spent on clinical services. Bill: PPACA; Page: 2,004

6. Tax on Indoor Tanning Services ($2.7 billion/July 1, 2010): New 10 percent excise tax on Americans using indoor tanning salons. Bill: PPACA; Page: 2,397-2,399

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#991912 Sep 29, 2013
By my count $53.4 billion plus that collected in point 1.

2011:

7. Medicine Cabinet Tax ($5 bil/Jan 2011): Americans no longer able to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin). Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,957-1,959

8. HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike ($1.4 bil/Jan 2011): Increases additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,959

$6.4 billion more ($59.8 billion and counting).

2012:

9. Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2 (Min$/Jan 2012): Preamble to taxing health benefits on individual tax returns. Bill: PPACA; Page: 1,957

No actual number but let’s just say “billions and billions” as the middle class gets taxed for its health benefits. Next year (2013), these kick in:

10. Surtax on Investment Income ($123 billion/Jan. 2013): Creation of a new, 3.8 percent surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single). This would result in the following top tax rates on investment income: Bill: Reconciliation Act; Page: 87-93

Also known as a “tax on the rich”. To what effect? Well in 2012 capital gains is taxed at 15%, dividends at 15% and “other” at 35%. If you’re wondering what constitutes “other” here’s how it is defined:

*Other unearned income includes (for surtax purposes) gross income from interest, annuities, royalties, net rents, and passive income in partnerships and Subchapter-S corporations. It does not include municipal bond interest or life insurance proceeds, since those do not add to gross income. It does not include active trade or business income, fair market value sales of ownership in pass-through entities, or distributions from retirement plans. The 3.8% surtax does not apply to non-resident aliens.

In 2013 capital gains will be taxed at 23.8%, dividends at 43.4% and “other” at 43.4%.

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