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
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026925 Nov 19, 2013
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif.— This financially troubled city declared a fiscal emergency Tuesday in an effort to avert a second federal bankruptcy filing.

The City Council voted unanimously to declare the emergency as the city grapples with a $6 million gap between revenues and spending.

Interim City Manager Bob Adams has said declaring a fiscal emergency would enable the city to negotiate with contractors and labor groups to cut expenses.

If no action is taken, the city of 27,000 people near Palm Springs will run out of money by March, officials said.

The city previously filed for bankruptcy in 2001 after a legal judgment.

Three other California cities sought Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection last year in the aftermath of the economic downturn, pension costs and the loss of state redevelopment funds.

Desert Hot Springs, a modest bedroom community known for its boutique spas and hotels, expects to take in nearly $14 million in revenue during this fiscal year while spending $20 million. The city has already slashed its non-sworn workforce by 66 percent in the past eight years but has been overspending for several years.

"If significant action is not taken, the projected depletion of the city's reserves to meet the city's financial obligations would cause the city to file bankruptcy," Adams said in a staff report.

If the deficit lingers, it's unclear how Desert Hot Springs could remain a viable city, the report said.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/11/19/3618946/c...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1026926 Nov 19, 2013
We'll see if the progs accept yesterday's (Tuesday) ABC poll that shows Obama and his ACA going 'round and 'round the toilet bowl.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/11/ ...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1026927 Nov 19, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
Botched ACA Rollout Hammers Obama; Job Disapproval Reaches a Career High
The president’s job approval rating has fallen to 42 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, down 13 percentage points this year and 6 points in the past month to match the lowest of his presidency. Fifty-five percent disapprove, a record. And 70 percent say the country’s headed seriously off on the wrong track – up 13 points since May to the most in two years.
ACA – Skepticism about the Affordable Care Act looks to be the driving force in Obama’s troubles. Americans by nearly 2-1, 63-33 percent, disapprove of his handling of implementation of the new health care law. And the public by 57-40 percent now opposes the law overall, its most negative rating to date, with opposition up by 8 points in the past month alone.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/11/...
This is only going to get worse when people take a close look at their new plans.

The DC plan excludes coverage for hearing aids, routine eye-care, dental care for adults, bariatric surgery, cosmetic surgery (no excepts listed for reconstructive) and infertility treatment.

https://www.dchealthlink.com/sites/default/fi...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1026928 Nov 19, 2013
Is it just me or does it seem like ever since Obama has been shown to be a liar and fraud, only the 3rd string and practice squad have been showing up here?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1026929 Nov 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Scott Rasmussen left Rasmussen Research in July 2013...since then, the Rasmussen poll has become the major poll most supportive of Obama....
That it has been and only recently has reflected other poll results.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1026930 Nov 19, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
Is it just me or does it seem like ever since Obama has been shown to be a liar and fraud, only the 3rd string and practice squad have been showing up here?
the Hillary team is bailing out....
angel

Boise, ID

#1026931 Nov 20, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
Is it just me or does it seem like ever since Obama has been shown to be a liar and fraud, only the 3rd string and practice squad have been showing up here?
*Yawn* dont you tea bagging culls ever tire of writting Obama off?
The GOP the tea party and the rest of the halt and lame Right are finished.
The Nation is moving on and changing and halt and lame Bigots from 'Butt' are on the wrong side of History and are going to be left behind.
Ace

United States

#1026932 Nov 20, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text>*Yawn* dont you tea bagging culls ever tire of writting Obama off?
The GOP the tea party and the rest of the halt and lame Right are finished.
The Nation is moving on and changing and halt and lame Bigots from 'Butt' are on the wrong side of History and are going to be left behind.
I know Nancy told you that but guess what? It isn't true, LOL!
LCNLin

United States

#1026933 Nov 20, 2013
angel wrote:
<quoted text>*Yawn* dont you tea bagging culls ever tire of writting Obama off?
The GOP the tea party and the rest of the halt and lame Right are finished.
The Nation is moving on and changing and halt and lame Bigots from 'Butt' are on the wrong side of History and are going to be left behind.
wrote him off in 2012 :-)
Republicans remain divided except for shutting down the USA and helping our foreign enemies
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1026934 Nov 20, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
wrote him off in 2012 :-)
Republicans remain divided except for shutting down the USA and helping our foreign enemies
A LIE often repeated is still a LIE Patrick...

It's the culture...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1026935 Nov 20, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
wrote him off in 2012 :-)
Republicans remain divided except for shutting down the USA and helping our foreign enemies
Speaking of Republicans, how about Ft Myers favorite TeaParty congressman Trey Radel.

Busted in a cocaine sting__by the feds.

Say goodbye.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1026936 Nov 20, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
wrote him off in 2012 :-)
Republicans remain divided except for shutting down the USA and helping our foreign enemies
Good morning ditz.

Speaking of a divided party, who are the 39 Democrats that just voted with Republicans? These 39 must agree it was unnecessary for the Democrats to shut down the government.

Help or enemies?

You are an IDIOT!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1026937 Nov 20, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
The Magic Negro has lost all credibility on the world stage. The Middle East is going its own way with Israel actually making backroom deals and cooperating with Arab States to contain Iran's nuclear wishes. The Magic Negro? He's playing footsie with the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda. Israel will surely keep playing the Public Relations game and praise their relationship with the Magic Negro, of course. But the Jewish nation knows full well that the Magic Negro is no longer a serious player but an irrelevant and arrogant bungler.
Saudi Arabia is now is engaging in talks with Russia and China because the Magic Negro is about as useless as tits on a Boar. They have vowed that they will go nuclear if Iran does. Iran sees the Magic Negro as a walking, talking political vacuum and if they can keep playing his violin ego, they will soon control the Middle East going into the future, especially with Libya and Syria on the sidelines.
Europe snickers at the Boy Messiah now. His Rock Star appearance in Berlin is an embarrassment they'd rather not remember.
Mr. Netanyahu will be going to speak to the new leader of the free world on Wednesday. Putin.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1026938 Nov 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound like Obama always contradicting himself.
Why would healthy 20 somethings want to be dragged into a system paying more for the unhealthy 60 somethings in the first place?
That's the whole idea behind Obamacare too.
Doesn't lowering the costs of health care and making it more affordable for everyone by starting over and leaving in the few good things in Obamacare sound like a much better solution than Obama's one-year "fix" that fixes nothing?
Well Carol, how about personal responsibility? What you seem to keep forgetting or purposely ignoring is that the individual mandate was the idea of the conservative Heritage Society, was touted b Newt Gingrich and signed into law in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney.
Anyone who believes that just because they're healthy today there's not a chance that they're going to get into a severe accident or contract some kind of disease is a fool.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1026939 Nov 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I posted an article earlier about how conservative and closed of a community it was with no real life.. unless you like cow patties!
Just like a typical liberal, you hate hard working farmers. I have seen your ignorant kind before. We had a whole bunch of them living and peeing in our capitol building in Madison. They hated the rest of the hard working state also. F N liberals. Cow patties... what kind of sissy talk is that?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1026940 Nov 20, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Well Carol, how about personal responsibility? What you seem to keep forgetting or purposely ignoring is that the individual mandate was the idea of the conservative Heritage Society, was touted b Newt Gingrich and signed into law in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney.
Anyone who believes that just because they're healthy today there's not a chance that they're going to get into a severe accident or contract some kind of disease is a fool.
You liberals believe in personal responsibility??? stop the subsidies. Stop the massive welfare programs. Yep I am for personal responsibility--work and pay for yourself.

The personal mandate put forward by Newt was to stop Hillary care. He knew the American people wouldn't go for it. It worked. No one in America wants the government to mandate then or now.
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel

Oswego, IL

#1026941 Nov 20, 2013
I thank God everyday that I am not a lying socialist minority chunk of fecal matter!
LCNLin

United States

#1026942 Nov 20, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Good morning ditz.
Speaking of a divided party, who are the 39 Democrats that just voted with Republicans? These 39 must agree it was unnecessary for the Democrats to shut down the government.
Help or enemies?
You are an IDIOT!
" Oh...and get a life while you're at it, racist honey "-shinningelectr0n
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1026943 Nov 20, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
wrote him off in 2012 :-)
Republicans remain divided except for shutting down the USA and helping our foreign enemies
Really??? Helping our enemies? Who is the dope begging Congress to hold off on tougher Iranian sanctions while Iran is feigning negotiations and organizing new "Death to the USA" parades in Tehran weekly. And Neville Obama still thinks he can persuade them to not to build a nuke...

This just after he dithered and telegraphed his weakness to all our enemies with his running away from the red line he drew for Syria?

The same fool that called off a US missile test so as not to upset Dennis Rodman's BFF, Lilliput's midget leader Kim Jong Un?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1026944 Nov 20, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Calm down booby, we were discussing the DOHS and the TSA both created by a Republican president to take away more of our freedoms, at which at the time I'm sure all your dumbass rightwingers cheered.
If you need help with your ability to read and comprehend the written English language, just say so. If you look at your post, you'll see you alluded to the ultimate effect of cutting the cost of government, after you blamed everything that happened to the DHS and TSA when Obama was president on Bush.

Here's that post again for your convenient reference if you feel like addressing any of its content:

If we didn't surrender to the Islamists, and instead just kept killing them until they surrendered to the Armed Forces of the United States, we wouldn't need the TSA. The dominant reason of the threat of Islamist terrorism would be gone.
The Department of Homeland Security was established to facilitate communication and coordination between other agencies to have a proactive defense against terrorist attacks here. Since Obama took office, the DHS has declared the average American citizen the enemy, and procured 2,700 tanks, 7,000 machine guns, and 1.6 billion rounds (at last count) of ammunition to use against the American people. We definitely need to get rid of that threat to the American people.
While we're cutting government spending, let's get rid of the very obviously failed Department of Education.
What else should we cut?
We have 30+ million illegal aliens here doing the work the government is paying American citizens to not do.
If a person grows up and becomes someone who shows up for work every day on time, there won't be any need for Medicaid because they will be able to pay for their own medical care. Get rid of Medicaid.
Get rid of food stamps.
Stop all welfare.

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