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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Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1017773 Nov 4, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Tea Nuts have not read the CBO report no doubt. After all Fox forbade their herd to seek intelligence.
Consider Obama knows how to get the deficit down, Where as republicans have no idea on how to do that. Give Obama room to invest and get the deficit going down faster than it already is. Republicans cry to fast, to fat slooooow down… I’ll go with Obama on this one. After all who created the debt in the first place. Republicans 1929 Great Depression and their 2008 Great Recession….
The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
"Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit," said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
“It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.{R}
“I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits.{R} Typical, small minds for small growth..In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid.
Democrats: get the deficit down by spending more. Food Stamps and unemployment stimulates the economy.

See? Democrats are brain dead idiots in economic maters.

Conservatives KNOW that only Capitalism will make the deficit disappear.

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1017774 Nov 4, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>No news is good news.
Lies and cover ups are phony scandals.
Outrage becomes "there's no 'there' there."

It's simply a matter of believing we're stupid and will soon forget. Works every time.

Let's take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

In front of a grand jury when Clinton was asked why wasn't he lying when he said to his top aides (with respect to Monica Lewinsky), "there's nothing going on between us"...here's his response:

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is. If the--if he--if 'is' means is and never has been, that is not--that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement....Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true."

Clear as mud, Mr. President.

Say anything and hope it sticks - just like Obama. It's a liberal thing.
Just as prophesied by many prophets: during the End Times there will be two and only two kind of people: the enlighten ones and the idiots. Meaning; the free and the Socialist, the Christians with morals and the immoral Democrats, the peaceful Tea Party and the criminal Wall Street Occupiers, the intelligent Conservatives and the dumb Democrats, the tolerant Republicans and the intolerant Democrats, the loving Conservatives and the hateful personal destruction Democrats, the hard working Conservative Americans and the lazy ghetto parasite Democrats.

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1017775 Nov 4, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>From a not very conservative business writer, every lib needs to read some truth:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...

Zero Interest, Zero Jobs
Verizon's Record $49 Billion Bond Offering Won't Result in a Single New Job

By AL LEWIS CONNECT

"For five years, artificially low interest rates have punished savers, rewarded borrowers, and perverted economic incentives. Big companies don't have to produce much when there's always another refinancing option on the horizon. That's one reason why job creation—the true measure of an economy's health—has been abysmal."

Who is responsible for this big business and Wall Street bailout?

ONe Barack Hussein Obama and his boy at the Fed..
So? The Wall Street Journal is clueless about economics. Only Obama and the Democrats are the experts in economics, ask a Liberal!

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1017776 Nov 4, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>Democrats can't even bring themselves to say the word "reform" when it comes to SS and Medicaid.

It might cost them votes.

But they all know neither program is sustainable.

It's just another can that's dented all to hell from being kicked it down the road to buy more time to blame Republicans.
Democrats hate the elders. They also hate black (remember Herman Cain) and women (remember Sarah Palin).

So why the elder hating socialist, "just take a pill", would defend the Social Security so much?

It is not about the elders but about a bigger and bigger social program and therefore a bigger government.

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1017777 Nov 4, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
A growing rift within republican party is widening into a chasm! From the depths will their come rebirth or desolation?
Chasm widens. Will this give birth to the Progressive Grand Old Party?
Senator Ted Cruz {R Tea Party} from Texas has launched his desires for the 2016 presidenticy as has Marco Rubio {R Tea Party} of Florida.
Cruz has revealed as he says “ A dirty little secret, republicans {traditionalist} would like very much to cast a symbolic vote against raising the debt ceiling and nonetheless to allow our democrat friends on the left side of the aisle to raise the debt ceiling.”
Mike Lee {R Tea Party} and Ted Cruz prefer the hostage/ransom method to block any progress of the Congress. John McCain {R Traditional} disagrees as this will inflame the scenario of an up and down vote by the democrats. Who will then expand that to all Key issues.
Democrats begin to set the stage. Complaining of how the republicans are blocking or delaying confirmation of top White House nominees. Including Federal Judges. Accusing a small group are abusing their powers to block actions for our Congress to proceed with the governing of our Nation.
The Chasm Widens…
The more Conservative will win!

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1017778 Nov 4, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
There you go again, Democrat, telling half-truths, liar.
It's not that simple, simpleton.
The Democrat special interest group pushed hard to kill this reform because of the outrages fees they charge. Doctors are for it.
An good example of how ridiculous the fees are is your Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards, the Democrat louse that cheated on his dying wife.
There was an award of $25 million for one case, and your creep received fees of 33%.
Juries were making ludicrous awards.
Another example is, after Edwards won a large verdict against a trucking company whose worker had been involved in a fatal accident, the ---> North Carolina legislature passed a law prohibiting such awards unless the company had specifically sanctioned the employee's actions <---.
As usual, Democrats, the fascist Party of NO, would not compromise on the federal level.
Democrats are not interested in lowering health care costs, they are interested in power and socialism - government control.
You are a goddamn liar and an idiot!
So, you want the government to decide what your daughter's life is worth.

Funny from the " OMG OMG the government" crowd.

You people are dumber than sh*t.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1017779 Nov 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you want the government to decide what your daughter's life is worth.
Funny from the " OMG OMG the government" crowd.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
24/7 Dumbass Dave dumber than sh*t...

It's the culture...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1017780 Nov 4, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Even if I had four generations of doctors in my family, unless I had personal experience being a doctor, I wouldn't presume to know anything about what it's like being a doctor or claim to know the nuances of working in the medical profession.
Same with you and your immediate family of educators.
However, you are presumptuous enough to tell a former teacher that you know more than they do about being a teacher and all of the nuances of working in the teaching profession when you've never experienced it personally and have no first-hand knowledge.
And you are perfectly cut out to be arrogant and obnoxious. Which is very sad and very bad.
More brainless gibberish. You left teaching in the early 1990's after spending less than a decade in a semi rural Florida district yet go on as though you were the commissioner of education. NCLB came on board in 2001, long after you left the profession__I guess that disqualifies your opinion?

I suspect your attitude in combination with your mouth made you very unpopular in the system and you walked away with a chip on your shoulder which you still carry.
Patriot

Boulder, CO

#1017781 Nov 4, 2013
The REAL Reason Israel Attacked Syria

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1017785 Nov 4, 2013
Republican guide to problem solving:
This is terrible, it'll never work, I quit, I told you so, we can't, oh my God!

Progressive Democrats guide to problem solving:
Let's get busy and fix this, everyone relax, no need to panic, let's look at some possible solutions, quitting is for losers.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1017786 Nov 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you want the government to decide what your daughter's life is worth.
Funny from the " OMG OMG the government" crowd.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
No, I don't you insane partisan mental case.

How ironic you make that case about government control, yet you post here daily in support of government deciding who pays what amount and gets what type of insurance coverage for medical care.

A blind partisan like you simply dismisses anything that doesn't fit your Parties special interest group's agendas (in the case trial lawyers).

What I am against is "Ambulance Chasers" like your former presidential candidate John Edwards getting 33% of $25M.

Medical Malpractice is big business. If you didn't live on the Moon, you would see all the TV commercials where your Democrats in the Trial Lawyers Special Interest Groups advertise all day long trying to get people to file suit.

These same Democrat Lawyers we running unethical ads to the point where my state actually now makes these Democrat dirtbags submit copies of their advertisements and images of their websites to the state on a quarterly basis.

The Democrat politicians have a high percentage of lawyers.

You support dirtbags and are an uncompromising lunatic.

Now go back to posting your hyperbole, idiot.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1017787 Nov 4, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Republican guide to problem solving:
This is terrible, it'll never work, I quit, I told you so, we can't, oh my God!
Progressive Democrats guide to problem solving:
Let's get busy and fix this, everyone relax, no need to panic, let's look at some possible solutions, quitting is for losers.
Your answer to being made a fool of on this Topix thread.

Stop using your real posting name and steal others names.

Dirtbag.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1017789 Nov 4, 2013
It's Monday and, can't keep your doctor, and Liberals will throw rocks at this guy for telling...

"You Also Can't Keep Your Doctor
I had great cancer doctors and health insurance.My plan was cancelled. Now I worry how long I'll live."

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...
Bud

United States

#1017790 Nov 4, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Republican guide to problem solving:
This is terrible, it'll never work, I quit, I told you so, we can't, oh my God!
Progressive Democrats guide to problem solving:
Let's get busy and fix this, everyone relax, no need to panic, let's look at some possible solutions, quitting is for losers.
Republican, Independent, Libertarian guide to problem solving:
Identify goal
Get the very best in respective field to submit plans
Get accurate estimate of cost of implementation
If feasible to sustain then enact procedure for accountability
Identify roadblocks and possible disruption to existing procedures
Hold impact hearings
Cut waste and make self sustaining funding
Open information to public
Organized rollout with functioning website
Real leaders with real accountability

Progressive liberal socialist guide to problem solving:
Kill the Tea Party
Kill Ted Cruz
Kill anyone with the last name Rand
Blame Bush
Engage all political cronies and put them in charge without any expertise in the areas they are in charge
No accountability
Spend 634 million on a website which doesn't work
Deny the website doesn't work and tell the public it does
Lie about cost of insurance policies
Lie about keeping existing policies and doctors
Lie, Lie and lie some more for good measure
PRETEND YOU KNEW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING EVER(Obama)
Spend over 3.5 years selling a broken product

Got a clear picture?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1017792 Nov 4, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
You can play ancient history all you want Carol, but let's just cut to the chase and ask why the GOP has been wasting time and money attempting to repeal a law that was their idea in the first place?
The answer is easy. It's because Barack Obama signed it into law and they took a blood oath to obstruct anything that came out of his White House.
People like you are why our government is broken.

There was a time when the parties compromised up until the latest Obama administration took over.

For example, Bill Clinton & Welfare Reform, George Bush & Ted Kennedy on education, etc.

Now you on the left are just extremists.

How is Sweden doing, liar?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1017793 Nov 4, 2013
Bud wrote:
<quoted text>
Republican, Independent, Libertarian guide to problem solving:
Identify goal
Get the very best in respective field to submit plans
Get accurate estimate of cost of implementation
If feasible to sustain then enact procedure for accountability
Identify roadblocks and possible disruption to existing procedures
Hold impact hearings
Cut waste and make self sustaining funding
Open information to public
Organized rollout with functioning website
Real leaders with real accountability
Progressive liberal socialist guide to problem solving:
Kill the Tea Party
Kill Ted Cruz
Kill anyone with the last name Rand
Blame Bush
Engage all political cronies and put them in charge without any expertise in the areas they are in charge
No accountability
Spend 634 million on a website which doesn't work
Deny the website doesn't work and tell the public it does
Lie about cost of insurance policies
Lie about keeping existing policies and doctors
Lie, Lie and lie some more for good measure
PRETEND YOU KNEW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING EVER(Obama)
Spend over 3.5 years selling a broken product
Got a clear picture?
Very funny, Bud.

Please identify the last time Republicans followed that guideline to pass any legislation.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1017794 Nov 4, 2013
Bud wrote:
<quoted text>
Republican, Independent, Libertarian guide to problem solving:
Identify goal
Get the very best in respective field to submit plans
Get accurate estimate of cost of implementation
If feasible to sustain then enact procedure for accountability
Identify roadblocks and possible disruption to existing procedures
Hold impact hearings
Cut waste and make self sustaining funding
Open information to public
Organized rollout with functioning website
Real leaders with real accountability
Progressive liberal socialist guide to problem solving:
Kill the Tea Party
Kill Ted Cruz
Kill anyone with the last name Rand
Blame Bush
Engage all political cronies and put them in charge without any expertise in the areas they are in charge
No accountability
Spend 634 million on a website which doesn't work
Deny the website doesn't work and tell the public it does
Lie about cost of insurance policies
Lie about keeping existing policies and doctors
Lie, Lie and lie some more for good measure
PRETEND YOU KNEW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING EVER(Obama)
Spend over 3.5 years selling a broken product
Got a clear picture?
That's some real funny chit Bu-ud.

But you left out conspiracy theories, Acorn, Saul, Bill, Valerie, the birth certificate and the college transcripts.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1017795 Nov 4, 2013
Marco Rubio says patients won't be able to keep their doctors under Obamacare

Rubio said that for people who currently have health insurance, "They have a doctor theyve been seeing for the last 15 or 20 years, they wont be able to keep going to that doctor," due to Obamacare.

Rubio ignores the fact that without Obamacare, patients can lose access to their doctor when their employer switches plans or they switch (or lose) jobs.

Some patients who buy health insurance through the exchange could lose access to their current doctor, but its difficult to predict how many.

We rate this claim Mostly False.

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1017796 Nov 4, 2013
15 Myths The Media Should Ignore During Shutdown

http://www.drudge.com/news/172992/15-myths-me...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1017797 Nov 4, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
People like you are why our government is broken.
There was a time when the parties compromised up until the latest Obama administration took over.
For example, Bill Clinton & Welfare Reform, George Bush & Ted Kennedy on education, etc.
Now you on the left are just extremists.
How is Sweden doing, liar?
extremists....

GOP's Anti-Obama Campaign Started Night Of Inauguration

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/robe...

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