Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1581751 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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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1007109 Oct 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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charge a premium commensurate with the risk....
That is pre-existing conditions.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1007110 Oct 19, 2013
Eman wrote:
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wtf does that have to do with obamacare taxes?
It has to do with why the Tea Party did not form until Feb of 2009, dumbasss.

Why would a TEA dipstick wait until taxes were lower to complain?

If it were really about taxes which we all know it isn't.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1007111 Oct 19, 2013
Eman wrote:
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nice to see you think the only taxes you pay are federal.
When you complain about Obama & taxation, are you talking about your State taxes too? Are you that dumb?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1007112 Oct 19, 2013

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1007113 Oct 19, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
there's a huge difference between reading a check stub and writing a check, stupid.
Only if you are as dumb as you.

Just because YOU can't comprehend the pay stub does't mean no one else can either.

Let me help.

Read the gross pay. Read the check amount. See the difference? Then look at the deductions & see where the money went.

Honest, it is not that difficult.

Maybe you & Flacktard should go back to grade school & study arithmetic.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1007114 Oct 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
When you complain about Obama & taxation, are you talking about your State taxes too? Are you that dumb?
His name wasn't even brought into the conversation.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1007115 Oct 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Only if you are as dumb as you.
Just because YOU can't comprehend the pay stub does't mean no one else can either.
Let me help.
Read the gross pay. Read the check amount. See the difference? Then look at the deductions & see where the money went.
Honest, it is not that difficult.
Maybe you & Flacktard should go back to grade school & study arithmetic.
Most people don't even get a pay stub and those that do don't look at it. Ask 95% of the people how much they make and the first words out of their mouth is "I bring home...". They have no clue how much they pay in taxes till they "get back" after April 15. Even then they don't connect the two. Get rid of withholding. Make them stroke the check!!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1007116 Oct 19, 2013
In the week before congressional Republicans forced a 16-day government shutdown, the principal campaign committee for House Democrats raised $2 million from 90,000 online donors on its way to a smashing fundraising month.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $8.4 million in September, a record amount for the month in an off-election year and much higher than some election-year monthly totals, according to a DCCC aide. The National Republican Congressional Committee has not yet released its September numbers.

The House GOP actions driving the shutdown played perfectly into the online fundraising strategy of the DCCC. The committee uses outrage over Republican actions and policies to pull in money from small donors.

During the lead-up to the Oct. 1 shutdown, the DCCC was sending out at least one fundraising appeal per day and launched a petition drive against House Republicans that received more than 1 million signatures. The appeals for small contributions blasted Republican "extortion tactics" and Speaker John Boehner's "complete cave to Tea Party Republicans."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/18/hous...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1007117 Oct 19, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Risky and speculative investments in the Stock Market led to the Great Depression - even by banks.
Ironically, the Republican president's policies, Herbert Hoover, who took office just prior to the crash of '29, have been compared to Obama's policies this time around.
Even more ironic is the next president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, expanded cartelization (at Hoover's direction) and price supports. He refused to let prices float and allowed legal Trusts, and the economy became inefficient and sputtered badly.
Like Obama, FDR was also an economically illiterate president. His speeches proved he didn't understand even basic economics - much less how to get us out of the Great Depression.
Just like Obama.
As I said, ironic, huh?
It's not that simple Carol. The seeds of the Great Depression were planted much earlier at the end of WWI when American agriculture boomed by selling its excess produce to Europe whose own food producing capability was devastated. Farmers took out massive loans to increase their acreage and invested in equipment to handle this demand. US manufacturing also boomed for much the same reason. When Western Europe started to recover the demand for American produce fell off and farmers had trouble paying off their loans due to falling prices caused by excess supply that could not be absorbed into the domestic market. In a short sighted attempt to raise prices of exports Republicans enacted the Fordney–McCumber Tariff bill and Warren G. Harding signed it into law. While in the short run it increased the buying power of farmers by 2-3% the prices of machinery basically erased that gain. For example, the average cost of a harness rose from $46 in 1918 to $75 in 1926, the 14-inch plow doubled in cost from $14 to $28, mowing machines went from $45 to $95, and farm wagons from $85 to $150.
Damage was also caused by Prohibition, a gift from the religious right that also decreased demand for grains used by the brewing and distilling industry.
The cartelization you refer to was a necessary intervention by the government to stabilize prices and supply to prevent both excess that could not be absorbed in the market and shortages.
Unlike Herbert Hoover who was loath to put needed regulation on Wall Street and the banks the Roosevelt administration had no such qualms.
Roosevelt's main accomplishment was putting people to work putting money in their pockets which they spent putting it back in the economy.. The key to evaluating Roosevelt’s performance in combating the Depression is the statistical treatment of many millions of unemployed engaged in his massive workfare programs. The government hired about 60 per cent of the unemployed in public works and conservation projects that planted a billion trees, saved the whooping crane, modernized rural America, and built such diverse projects as the Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh, the Montana state capitol, much of the Chicago lakefront, New York’s Lincoln Tunnel and Triborough Bridge complex, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the aircraft carriers Enterprise and Yorktown.
It also built or renovated 2,500 hospitals, 45,000 schools, 13,000 parks and playgrounds, 7,800 bridges, 700,000 miles of roads, and a thousand airfields.
Obama is also unlike Hoover with his largely hands off approach to the financial sector. He signed into law Dodd-Franks which made it harder for banks to gamble with depositors money.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1007119 Oct 19, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>Most people don't even get a pay stub and those that do don't look at it. Ask 95% of the people how much they make and the first words out of their mouth is "I bring home...". They have no clue how much they pay in taxes till they "get back" after April 15. Even then they don't connect the two. Get rid of withholding. Make them stroke the check!!!
Crap.

Ask any hourly persion & they say so much an hour. Ask a salaried person & they say so much a year.

If you make $52K a year & your weekly pay is $700, then most people know exactly how much os being deducted.

If you make $15 per hour & work 40 hours, your thinking is that you make $600/week & notice when that paycheck is $475.

But hey. lets make people wrote checks & we can raise taxes to pay for that extra cosy to process all those checks. Why? because you & Eman are too stupid to read a pay stub.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1007120 Oct 19, 2013
Premeditated Murders wrote:
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Albert Wynn and Gloria Feldt on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to rally for legal abortion on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade
The United States pro-choice movement (also known as the United States abortion-rights movement) is a sociopolitical movement in the United States supporting the view that a woman should have the legal right to elective abortion, meaning the right to terminate her pregnancy. The pro-choice movement includes a variety of organizations, with no single centralized decision-making body.[1] There are diverse arguments and rationales for the pro-choice stance.
A key point in abortion rights in the United States was the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which struck down most state laws restricting abortion[2][3] which decriminalized and legalized elective abortion in various states.
Yet, withlaw take effect,
Until the mid-1980s, the U.S. Senate had few women, usually the widows of senators or spouses serving out the term of a deceased . Emily’s List had its first triumph with the 1986 election of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. Mikulski is now chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Emily’s List has helped elect 19 senators — including Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.— as well as 101 House members. The election of Rep. Jolene Unsoeld, D-Wash., in 1988 was one of its first victories.
WOMEN THAT BELEIVE IN THIS, WELCOME TO THE REAL HELL
THAT IS COMMING!the only escape is accept Jesus
Christ as your Lord and Savior.
I can see Jesus comming soon USA is getting more Wicked every Day,When the Patience of God runs out
there is going to be Hell to be paid!
Oh thee of so little faith. Forcing women to some chauvinistic “Forced breeding” ideology that is derived from some archaic superstitious myth is all that you have, to demand suppression of the women folks. Sad, sad.. Seek education from more than one book of opinionated life cycles.
LOL you are aware that abortions was a common alternatives to your religious forefathers. From direct scraping out of the fetus to abandoning them in deserts, in baskets floating down the river,{Moses} to simply putting them on an altar to sacrifice to their god.{Abraham}. This was and is still practiced to this day by virtually all religions. Now go pedal your comic book life to those that are still easily so duped.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1007121 Oct 19, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> His name wasn't even brought into the conversation.
So, you are saying you weren't talking about federal taxes? When have you once talked about state & local taxes? When have you complained about your Governor? You people et caught saying dumb sh*t & then say dumber sh*t trying to deny what you said,.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1007124 Oct 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Crap.
Ask any hourly persion & they say so much an hour. Ask a salaried person & they say so much a year.
If you make $52K a year & your weekly pay is $700, then most people know exactly how much os being deducted.
If you make $15 per hour & work 40 hours, your thinking is that you make $600/week & notice when that paycheck is $475.
But hey. lets make people wrote checks & we can raise taxes to pay for that extra cosy to process all those checks. Why? because you & Eman are too stupid to read a pay stub.
A lot of people get overtime.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1007125 Oct 19, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh thee of so little faith. Forcing women to some chauvinistic “Forced breeding” ideology that is derived from some archaic superstitious myth is all that you have, to demand suppression of the women folks. Sad, sad.. Seek education from more than one book of opinionated life cycles.
LOL you are aware that abortions was a common alternatives to your religious forefathers. From direct scraping out of the fetus to abandoning them in deserts, in baskets floating down the river,{Moses} to simply putting them on an altar to sacrifice to their god.{Abraham}. This was and is still practiced to this day by virtually all religions. Now go pedal your comic book life to those that are still easily so duped.
Well said and so true Bernard. These Jesus freaks have been saying the same old crap forever. Hell they have been saying Jesus is coming, and his rath is upon us. One would think at some point logic and common ense would prevail, religion is a business, no more no less.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1007127 Oct 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> So, you are saying you weren't talking about federal taxes? When have you once talked about state & local taxes? When have you complained about your Governor? You people et caught saying dumb sh*t & then say dumber sh*t trying to deny what you said,.
We were talking about taxes. God I wish you would learn to read. Not everything is about your god Obama!!!!
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1007129 Oct 19, 2013
Information Technology experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out the reason why the website for Obamakare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing.

Healthcare.gov forces you to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the government verifies your information and decides whether or not you’re eligible for subsidies.

HHS bureaucrats knew this would make the website run more slowly, and are more afraid that letting people see the underlying cost of Obamakare’s insurance plans would scare people away.

If not for obamakare, the Tea Party would not have been a great success..

It's the culture....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1007130 Oct 19, 2013
Conservatives, Get a Grip on Reality!

Those who thought shutting down the government was a winning strategy should have their heads examined.

Here’s a question for conservatives and Republicans: Going into the 2012 Election Day, or even in the last few days before Election Day, did you think Mitt Romney was going to win? A couple of months ago, did you think the strategy of threatening to shut down the government or prevent raising the debt ceiling, to force the outright repeal or defunding of Obamacare, would really work? Romney lost by 4,967,508 votes, 126 Electoral College votes, and 3.85 percentage points. That’s not very close. Obamacare isn’t going to be repealed this year, and it’s not going to be defunded.

So the question is whether conservatives and Republicans should begin to worry if their instincts—specifically, their judgment on matters of politics and policy—are a bit off. Maybe “spectacularly wrong” would be more accurate. Does that worry anyone on the right or in the Republican Party? Are they concerned that continuing to follow such awful political instincts could lead to catastrophic consequences for their movement and their party?

Obviously, not every Republican or conservative thought, up until the end, that Romney would win or that the anti-Obamacare strategies would work. But this increasingly widespread tone deafness should concern party leaders, particularly when it leads to self-destructive decisions, as we are witnessing these days. In politics, it isn’t uncommon to see judgment clouded by emotion, but when hate and contempt predominate, truly awful decisions often result.

Driving in to work Tuesday morning while listening to WTOP, Washington’s excellent all-news radio station, I heard my friend, the extremely able congressional reporter Dave McConnell, relate a conversation he had had with a Republican House member. This member told McConnell that allowing the debt ceiling to be breached might “get the leadership’s attention.” That sounded like a kid saying if he threw his mother’s priceless vase against the wall, she might start letting him do what he wants. Political judgment this bad, coming from members of Congress, is a dangerous thing for a party. When it comes to dealing with something with enormous consequences, such as intentionally creating a situation that could lead to default on our national debt, we are no longer quibbling about minor differences of opinion.

The combination of redistricting; population-sorting; and media-viewing, listening, and reading habits has created ideological and partisan culs-de-sac and incestuous thinking that are causing astonishing miscalculations on hugely consequential matters.

I consulted a psychiatrist and a psychologist on this question. Both said there is no formal term for the behavior some Republicans are exhibiting, but one described the groupthink as “hysterical delusional affirmation,” and the other named it “delusional synergy.” One said,“It entails suspension of logical intellectual processes with a selective consideration of only confirmatory input. Paranoid people typically experience ideas of influence and control where they believe that they see things that others cannot. This process is often propelled by delusions of grandeur, quite often messianic in nature.”

http://www.nationaljournal.com/the-cook-repor...

hello carol.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#1007131 Oct 19, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> We were talking about taxes. God I wish you would learn to read!
Good advice; Something that you have been NOT demonstrating. Do as you say not as you preach. Is that your world of truths?
.. Lets put the two parties to the numbers..
Inequality has demonstrated its destructive effects to our democracy through out history. Here and abroad. Here if we take the past 80 years and examine in detail what stimulates inequality distributions, we may define a tool to gage our vote. Identify who contributes to a greater distribution of our laborers productivity. One example is Obamacare. Effectively redistributing health cost with a progressive cost to premium in ratio to “income not health”.
The book,“ Bulls Bears and the Ballot Box. By Bob Deitreick and Lew Goldfarb” inspired the following;
Ever wonder which party is the party to attend to.
Promoting Inequality through the Income Gap, as one example, of many.

A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there are more.
Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Clinton and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.
Now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions..
http://neweconomy.net/content/wealth-inequali... .


“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1007132 Oct 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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ObamaKKare is basically high deductible catastrophic insurance, which may be good for those with assets, but not for the poor.....
but the birth control and abortions are free....
You keep forgetting that the exchanges have special provisions for the poor.

Those who earn less than 250% of the poverty level, or about $29,000 a year,($58,875 for a family of four in 2013)can receive federal "cost-sharing subsidies" toward payment of deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance costs. This is in addition to the premium credit.

A silver plan will generally pay 70 percent of covered medical expenses, leaving the consumer responsible for 30 percent.

"The federal cost-sharing subsidies essentially increase the insurance company's share of covered benefits, resulting in reduced out-of-pocket spending for lower-income consumers. A family of four whose income is between 100 and 150 percent of the federal poverty level ($23,550 to $35,325) will be responsible for paying 6 percent of covered expenses out-of-pocket compared with the 30 percent that a family not getting subsidized coverage would owe in a silver plan."

"In addition, people who earn 250 percent of the federal poverty level or less will have their maximum out-of-pocket spending capped at lower levels than will be the case for others who buy plans on the exchange. In 2015, the out-of-pocket limits for most plans will be $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family. But people who qualify for cost-sharing subsidies will see their maximum out-of-pocket spending capped at $2,250 or $4,500 for single or family coverage, respectively."

"In California, a standard silver plan will have a $2,000 deductible, a $6,400 maximum out-of-pocket limit and a $45 copayment for a primary care office visit. Someone whose income is between 150 and 200 of the poverty level, on the other hand, will have a silver plan with a $500 deductible, a $2,250 maximum out-of-pocket limit and $15 copays for primary care doctor visits."

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/features/insu...
ANTICHRIST SPIRIT OBAMA

Louisburg, NC

#1007134 Oct 19, 2013
Barack Obama: America's Enemy

By David J. Stewart | January 2009 | Updated February 2013

I hope that you'll look beyond Barack Obama and see the bigger picture. The powers that be were happy to trash out the name of George W. Bush; but Bush was just a poster-boy for a criminal syndicate which has taken over the United States.

Obama was placed into office with a plethora of newsmedia hype, praise and worship; but the first year of the Obama Presidency has accomplished more evil than all the 8 years George W. Bush spent in office. Already, Obama has increased the national debt more than any other U.S. President in American history. Something is very wrong with that. It's all a big deception. The corporate-controlled newsmedia has led the masses in praise of a politician who is selling us out.

I am a CITIZEN of the United States. As such, I love my country. I do not hate anyone; but I hate evil as God commands all believers to do (Psalm 97:10; Ephesians 5:11). There is not a more vile evil in America today than the Socialist policies Barack Hussein Obama will implement over the next few years in America.

Respectfully, Obama has lied repeatedly to America and works for the New World Order elite, who hate America. They hate the God of the Bible, Christianity, patriots and the traditional family. Obama promised not to raise taxes; but he did. Obama promised not to propose any laws without first notifying the American public; but he has been secretive about many news laws. Obama broke his campaign pledge not to hire Wall Street insiders; but he has. Obama promised to bring the troops home; but he has sent more. Just like many politicians, Obama promised the rainbow; but delivered something very different. Obama promised change for the positive; but we are experiencing change for the worse.

Some have questioned whether Obama is a Communist or not? I can tell you by definition of the word “Communism” that HE IS. One of the definitions of the noun Communism is “a socialist who advocates Communism.” Obama is an Anti-American, God-hating Communist wrapped in a smile. Obama was not elected; he was chosen and placed into office. I am not saying that Barack Obama is the Antichrist, but it is a Biblical teaching that high political positions will be given by Satan in the End Times... Revelation 13:2b,“and the dragon [Satan] gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” The Antichrist will have great authority. It is very interesting that President Obama is the FIRST U.S. President to ever be made chairman of the United Nations Security Council (a violation of the U.S. Constitution). CNN reported that Obama has been called "The President of the world.” Certainly, the overwhelming international public support of Barack Obama is arguably a form of worship.

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