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 ... Read more
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002631 Oct 13, 2013
Yes there is really a Boguslaw Dudek who signed up for Obamacare.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Plagued_by_gl...

Thinking this may be a prank by a AP reporter and/or the person signing up, the name was verified as being real.

You can’t make this stuff up.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1002632 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Hollywood only hates America as long as they're raking in the dough from a capitalistic system.
As Ed Asner put it, no one in Hollywood will criticize the president for fear of being anti-black.
Oh my word; you're getting worse by the day.

Where in the world did you teabaggers come up with this "hate America" bullshyt phrase?
It is you teabaggers who hate your fellow Americans; the funny part is that it is working class people like you who are doing the hatin'!!
Oh the irony of it all. How does it escape you.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1002633 Oct 13, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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You live in some lalaland of psycho ,delusional nutcases that can't comprehend anything beyond a third grade gimme, gimme, gimme, save us po' fweeriding slackerTics- oh gweat broke-back givverment uncle sam.
ANYTHING on the GIVVERMENT exchange-is STILL GIVVERMENT insurance-reliant on OTHER peoples earned dollars-no matter how you WISH you could spin it elsewise.
Idiot.
I quote Realtime once again: ROTFLMAO

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1002634 Oct 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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still delusional.
must be those 'skewed' polls.
and let's not go down that failed 'it's the Dems fault' road. they only way you can even go there is by ignoring this....
Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble
Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.
"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."
Today, millions of Americans are facing foreclosure, home ownership rates are virtually no higher than when Bush took office, Fannie and Freddie are in a government conservatorship, and the bailout cost to taxpayers could run in the trillions of dollars.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...
and this....
The Bush tax cuts have contributed to revenues dropping in 2004 to the lowest level as a share of the economy since 1950, and have been a major contributor to the dramatic shift from large projected budget surpluses to projected deficits as far as the eye can see.
The tax cuts have conferred the most benefits, by far, on the highest-income households — those least in need of additional resources — at a time when income already is exceptionally concentrated at the top of the income spectrum.
The design of these tax cuts was ill-conceived, resulting in significantly less economic stimulus than could have been accomplished for the same budgetary cost. In part because the tax cuts were not as effective as alternative measures would have been, job creation during this recovery has been notably worse than in any other recovery since the end of World War II.
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm...
Who are you going to believe? The NY Times or the Bureau of Labor and Statistics?

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

If you want to argue with government documented statistics, go right ahead. It's pointless...but go right ahead.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1002635 Oct 13, 2013
This event was to promote/launch Obamacare… another Disaster!! 100 People Attend Obamacare Event with Steelers Owner, Have Trouble Enrolling!!

Sebelius told the 100 people who showed up that Healthcare.gov was “open for business," those who tried to sign up for health insurance at the event could not access the site "even with the help of a certified application counselor!"

Someone with reasonable intelligence would realize the System is not Ready for Prime Time and would extend Individual Mandates for a Year time to work out the Bugs/Glitches!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002636 Oct 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I quote Realtime once again: ROTFLMAO
I quote lily once again: ROTFLMAO

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1002637 Oct 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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but George and his wife can take comfort in the fact that they now have free birth control and abortion services....easily worth an extra $1000 per month....
those with individual policies are the primary victims of ObamaKKKare...
George may need to go back to work to pay the premiums...except that there are no jobs....
I have to believe the story is a lie. I have friends who are over 65 and have Blue Cross. Their premium is $1400 a month. Even a senior citizen couple on some Senior Advantage plans pays more than "George" says they were paying. Yep, he's lying.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1002640 Oct 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh my word; you're getting worse by the day.
Where in the world did you teabaggers come up with this "hate America" bullshyt phrase?
It is you teabaggers who hate your fellow Americans; the funny part is that it is working class people like you who are doing the hatin'!!
Oh the irony of it all. How does it escape you.
Ask Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon and all the other Hollywood tinsel-eyed actors who demeaned this country at every given opportunity when a Republican was in office.

And why are they dead silent when this president is the most anti-capitalistic president in our history? Don't they depend on capitalism for their lavish lifestyles?

Ask Ed Asner what he meant when he said Hollywood doesn't criticize this president for fear of being anti-black.

Deep thinkers, these people.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1002641 Oct 13, 2013
Enjoyed watching FOX this morning, its like being at a wake with the relatives fighting over the estate. The brave ones concede America is rejecting their extreme position. The crazies are still ready to refuse to pay bills for debt they already spent! What a concept!
I can't wait until Thursday to watch the teabaggers send the market into free fall. That will finally show the world just how reckless and dangerous these morons are.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002642 Oct 13, 2013
148 years ago we were shedding one another's blood on American soil over ideological disagreements. Today we issue press releases.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1002643 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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In the wake of a recession that began roughly seven weeks after President Bush took office, America experienced six years of uninterrupted economic growth and a record 52 straight months of job creation that produced more than 8 million new jobs. During the Bush presidency, the unemployment rate averaged 5.3 percent. We saw labor-productivity gains that averaged 2.5 percent annually — a rate that exceeds the averages of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Real after-tax income per capita increased by more than 11 percent. And from 2000 to 2007, real GDP grew by more than 17 percent, a gain of nearly $2.1 trillion.
It was Obama's Rahm Emmanuel who didn't want a good crisis go to waste. Now here we are. They used their own crisis to shoot themselves in the other foot.
let's put that oft cited(?) right wing screed in perspective.

Bush On Jobs: The Worst Track Record On Record

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/01/09/bus...

Bruce Bartlett....

The 2001 tax cut did nothing to stimulate the economy, yet Republicans pushed for additional tax cuts in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008. The economy continued to languish even as the Treasury hemorrhaged revenue, which fell to 17.5 percent of the gross domestic product in 2008 from 20.6 percent in 2000. Republicans abolished Paygo in 2002, and spending rose to 20.7 percent of G.D.P. in 2008 from 18.2 percent in 2001.

According to the C.B.O., by the end of the Bush administration, legislated tax cuts reduced revenues and increased the national debt by $1.6 trillion. Slower-than-expected growth further reduced revenues by $1.4 trillion.

However, the Bush tax cuts continued through 2010, well into the Obama administration. These reduced revenues by another $369 billion, adding that much to the debt. Legislated tax cuts enacted by President Obama and Democrats in Congress reduced revenues by an additional $407 billion in 2009 and 2010. Slower growth reduced revenues by a further $1.3 trillion. Contrary to Republican assertions, there were no additional revenues from legislated tax increases.

In late 2010, Mr. Obama agreed to extend all the Bush tax cuts for another two years. In 2011, this reduced revenues by $105 billion.

On the spending side, legislated increases during the Bush administration added $2.4 trillion to deficits and the debt through 2008. This includes $121 billion for Medicare Part D, a new entitlement program enacted by Republicans in 2003.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/...

Bruce again....

During the George H.W. Bush administration, Mr. Hubbard had been deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for tax policy and wrote a Treasury report advocating full integration of the corporate and individual income taxes.

Mr. Hubbard had also spearheaded enactment of big tax cuts in 2001 and 2002 that he said would jump-start the American economy. In an op-ed article in The Washington Post on Nov. 16, 2001, he predicted that the soon-to-be-enacted 2002 tax cut, which President Bush signed on March 9, 2002, would “quickly deliver a boost to move the economy back toward its long-run growth path.”

Mr. Hubbard predicted that it would create 300,000 additional jobs in 2002 and add half a percentage point to the real gross domestic product growth rate.

There is no evidence that the tax cut had any such effect. The unemployment rate remained above 5.7 percent all year, rising to 5.9 percent in November and 6 percent in December. The real G.D.P. growth rate fell each quarter of 2002, and by the fourth quarter growth was at a standstill. Hence the need for yet another big tax cut.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/...

and on and on....plenty more that goes against the FOXbot narrative if you want while you give us something that you can't even cite. just take it on faith will not cut it. this is not FOX News.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002644 Oct 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I quote lily once again: ROTFLMAO
Baggers possess no sense of humor or the ability to laugh. Stone faced minions with greed and power as their only motive, and they prove over and over that they couldn't care less about the average American.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002645 Oct 13, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
Does blind ignorance propel dolts like you to misuse the preposition "to" when they mean to use the adverb "too" twice (two times, not "to" times)in the same sentence?
Is the wittle baby crying again??? There is no way to hide your misery and hatred, fatboy. I love it.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1002646 Oct 13, 2013
tell_it_like_it_IS wrote:
<quoted text>
Your heads empty...thats why you are a Democrat...
This is what Benjamin had to say about Repubicans:

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do."
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1002647 Oct 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Who are you going to believe? The NY Times or the Bureau of Labor and Statistics?
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000
If you want to argue with government documented statistics, go right ahead. It's pointless...but go right ahead.
BLS stats....

President George W. Bush entered office in 2001 just as a recession was starting, and is preparing to leave in the middle of a long one. That’s almost 22 months of recession during his 96 months in office.

His job-creation record won’t look much better. The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton‘s administration and only slightly better than President George H.W. Bush did in his four years in office.

Here’s a look at job creation under each president since the Labor Department started keeping payroll records in 1939. The counts are based on total payrolls between the start of the month the president took office (using the final payroll count for the end of the prior December) and his final December in office.

Because the size of the economy and labor force varies, we also calculate in percentage terms how much the total payroll count expanded under each president. The current President Bush, once taking account how long he’s been in office, shows the worst track record for job creation since the government began keeping records.

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/01/09/bus...

actually, the 3 million is incorrect.

"The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton’s administration and only slightly better than President George H.W. Bush did in his four years in office."

We wanted to look at those numbers ourselves, so we turned to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS. Getting guidance on the data from BLS and using Excel spreadsheets, we discovered not only that Brown and the Democrats have been wrong, but also why.

It was a matter of timing.

BLS had only preliminary data on Bush’s final performance at the close of his second term, when the Wall Street Journal was doing its story. BLS subsequently updated the data. It turned out that things were way worse than the preliminary numbers showed.

We shared this assessment with the Journal reporter, who agreed. It’s not a matter of whose numbers were better. It’s a matter of what was known and when.

Net gain under Bush: 1.08 million jobs.

http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/201...

'But it's the Dem's fault!'

if it's all you've got....i guess you shouldn't have voted for Bush.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1002648 Oct 13, 2013
Scroll down to #9. Look at GDP growth from 2001 to 2006 compared to 2011.

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002649 Oct 13, 2013
TSM wrote:
This event was to promote/launch Obamacare… another Disaster!! 100 People Attend Obamacare Event with Steelers Owner, Have Trouble Enrolling!!
Sebelius told the 100 people who showed up that Healthcare.gov was “open for business," those who tried to sign up for health insurance at the event could not access the site "even with the help of a certified application counselor!"
Someone with reasonable intelligence would realize the System is not Ready for Prime Time and would extend Individual Mandates for a Year time to work out the Bugs/Glitches!!
These are not glitches they are design flaws caused by Seblius' agency.

Sitting up the total Obamacare system involved 55 contractors and numerous agencies. Seblius decided to make the Medicare and Medicaid agency assume the role of project quarterback, responsible for making sure each separately designed database and piece of software worked with the other.

" CGI officials have publicly said that while their company created the system’s overall software framework (for the exchange website), the Medicare and Medicaid agency was responsible for integrating and testing all the combined components. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002650 Oct 13, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Enjoyed watching FOX this morning, its like being at a wake with the relatives fighting over the estate. The brave ones concede America is rejecting their extreme position. The crazies are still ready to refuse to pay bills for debt they already spent! What a concept!
I can't wait until Thursday to watch the teabaggers send the market into free fall. That will finally show the world just how reckless and dangerous these morons are.
The baggers are very much like the beginning of the Nazi party under Hitler. They have a lot in common.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1002651 Oct 13, 2013
Obamacare enrollees become urban legend!!

Nearly two weeks after the federal government launched the online Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov , individuals who have successfully used the choked-up website to enroll for a subsidized health insurance plan have reached a status akin to urban legend: Everyone has heard of them, but very few people have actually met one!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1002652 Oct 13, 2013
Why Giving Republican Bullies a Bloody Nose Isn’t Enough

Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all.

Since Barack Obama became president, the extremists who have taken over the Republican Party have escalated their demands every time he’s caved, using the entire government of the United States as their bargaining chit.

In 2010 he agreed to extend all of the Bush tax cuts through the end of 2012. Were they satisfied? Of course not.

In the summer of 2011, goaded by an influx of Tea Partiers, they demanded huge spending cuts in return for raising the debt ceiling. In response, the President offered an overly-generous $4 trillion “Grand Bargain,” including cuts in Social Security and Medicare and whopping cuts in domestic spending (bringing it to its lowest level as a share of gross domestic product in over half a century).

Were Republicans content? No. When they demanded more, Obama agreed to a Super Committee to find bigger cuts, and if the Super Committee failed, a “sequester” that would automatically and indiscriminately slice everything in the federal budget except Social Security and Medicare.

Not even Obama’s re-election put a damper on their increasing demands. By the end of 2012, they insisted that the Bush tax cuts be permanently extended or the nation would go over the “fiscal cliff.” Once again, Obama caved, agreeing to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts for incomes up to $400,000.

Early this year, after the sequester went into effect, Republicans demanded even bigger spending cuts. Obama offered more cuts in Medicare and a “chained CPI” to reduce Social Security payments, in exchange for Republican concessions on taxes.

Refusing the offer, and seemingly delirious with their power to hold the nation hostage, they demanded that the Affordable Care Act be repealed as a condition for funding the government and again raising the debt ceiling.

This time, though, Obama didn’t cave — at least, not yet.

The government is shuttered and the nation is on the verge of defaulting on its debts. But public opinion has turned sharply against the Republican Party. And the GOP’s corporate and Wall Street backers are threatening to de-fund it.

Suddenly the Republicans are acting like the school-yard bully who terrorized the playground but finally got punched in the face. They’re in shock. They’re humiliated. They’re trying to come up with ways of saving face.

With bloodied nose, House Republicans are running home. They’ve abruptly turned negotiations over to their Senate colleagues.

And just as suddenly, their demand to repeal or delay the Affordable Care Act has vanished.(An email from the group Tea Party Express says:“Are you like us wondering where the fight against Obamacare went?”) At a lunch meeting in the Capitol, Senator John McCain asked a roomful of Republican senators if they still believed it was possible to reverse parts of the program. According to someone briefed on the meeting, no one raised a hand — not even Ted Cruz.

http://robertreich.org/post/63873198693

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