Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395639 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: Feb 13

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#1036496 Dec 7, 2013
OBAMA the COMMIE wrote:
McJobs for McAmerica – Fastest growing jobs in low wage sectors
Walmart & McDonalds love Obama!
Not bad when you have the Repub House and the Repubs in the Senate doing everything they can to destroy America's workers.
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Washington (CNN)-- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.
Obama Choomer

Lindenhurst, NY

#1036497 Dec 7, 2013
Obama’s unlikely answers on inequality

the debate isn’t so much about whether raising the minimum wage reduces jobs, but by how much. If the increases are small and essentially below the market in a geographic area, so too may be the effects. But raising wages by $3.25 an hour in a place like DC (whose minimum wage is already $1 higher than the federal minimum) will have a big effect. Employers looking to expand could set up shop across the Potomac in Virginia and pay workers $7.25 an hour. Jobs are likely to migrate or simply dry up.

If raising the minimum wage is the right solution to closing the income gap, why not raise it to $22 an hour, which was the mean hourly wage in 2012? Then, like Lake Wobegon,“where all the children are above average,” no worker would be paid less than the national average.

Income inequality is growing because of complex changes in our society. Well-educated Americans continue to do well. But even education is not the automatic panacea we once believed. Quality as well as quantity of school matters, as does the subject area people choose to study.
Obama Choomer

Lindenhurst, NY

#1036498 Dec 7, 2013
Obama's unlikely answers on inequality

Obama in campaign mode (as usual) because he needs to deflect from his greatest failure of his only attempted accomplishment: Obamacare.

Family structure also matters. Yet the president barely touched on the problem in his economic address, offering only that “some of the social patterns that contribute to declining mobility that were once attributed to the urban poor — that’s a particular problem for the inner city: single-parent households or drug abuse — it turns out now we’re seeing that pop up everywhere.”

What he should have said is that when 40 percent of American children are born to single mothers, the consequences for society are truly alarming.

Uncle Sam can’t replace fathers, not even by providing health care and food stamps and other economic benefits.

If Obama wants to understand why it is that there is a growing gap between the haves and the have-nots in America, he should look to what’s happened to the American family.

Instead this joke of a president would rather take from those who have been responsible and give it to those who haven't been. It's called the Democrat Entitlement Sucking Voting Base.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1036499 Dec 7, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Not bad when you have the Repub House and the Repubs in the Senate doing everything they can to destroy America's workers.
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Washington (CNN)-- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.
More Big Business welfare supported by the Left. So y'all was just kidding with your OWS nonsense?

Progressives really don't know what their movement stands for so they blow in the wind while the powers-that-be tells them what to think.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1036500 Dec 7, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>China is the Perfect place for Capitalism to flourish because the Majority(citizens of China) have no say in Economical Matters only the so called members of Communist Party which is actually the Plutocracy that runs and control all economical matters in China which is why most of all US manufacturing Corporations have left the US for China which US Corporations know that Chinese Citizens can't interfere or have Democratic representation in economcial policy like here in the US and the Chinese Citizens know what happened in Tiananmen Square in 1989 when they tried to protest the Government Actions in China and the Citizens don't have a right to possess firearms either which is why the Chinese Government doesnt feel threatened by the people either.
I doubt this. By definition, there shouldn't be any economy at all. And besides, government would have the right to dictate prices, so a true form of capitalism by definition cannot exist.

What you're actually accepting is slavery overseas to supply the economy at home.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1036501 Dec 7, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Liberals have their Evil Wall St, evil oil companies, evil banks...getting rich...
then we have this:
'...the health-care business is doing pretty well. Stocks of health-care companies are up almost 40 percent this year, the strongest performance of any sector in the S&P 500.'
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-03/nobo...
LOL, evil today-good today dance.

This admin has the stock market on major welfare and the Dems are none to happy with Warren going after the banks and demanding what Think Tanks they support.

Meanwhile-their faithful followers blow this way and that in the wind with NO clue what they stand for.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1036502 Dec 7, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Who among us hasn't completely forgotten a 3 month stretch when we lived with a drunk illegal alien uncle
lol! you lucky baby. it must be nice living in a utopian world!
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1036503 Dec 7, 2013
No generation in American history has let the government get by with so much!

Where are the Liberals screaming for freedom-all reduced to giving the flavor-of-the-moment spin on what they "really" support until they don't.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1036504 Dec 7, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Seeing that they are desperate to justify Iran having a nuke, I would say you are probably right.
Cult of personality.
lol! Cons hate national sovereignty unless it conforms to their desires... just like their 1930's German masters!

Since: Dec 08

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#1036505 Dec 7, 2013
Progressives know their business models and " We only want you if you have no proof customers want what you are selling."

California...

"Prop. G obligates the Planning Commission to conduct a hearing for any chain store (also
known as "formula retail") proposed in neighborhood commercial districts.

Formula retail is defined as any retail sales establishment with 11 or more stores in the United States that maintains two or more standardized features, including decor, facade, color scheme, uniforms, signage or a trademark."

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2007/09...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1036506 Dec 7, 2013
On Pearl Harbor anniversary, White House's first tweet remembers ... Obama's agenda.

Big surprise! They honored Mandela by posting a picture of Obama.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1036507 Dec 7, 2013
OBAMA the COMMIE wrote:
McJobs for McAmerica – Fastest growing jobs in low wage sectors
Walmart & McDonalds love Obama!
So what happens to wages across the board if minimum wage starts out at what many skilled jobs pay now?

Wages will go up across the board and prices will go up with them. Taxes will also go up as long as the Democrats think there's more checks in the checkbook so there has to be money in the bank.

And then there's ObamaCare...

And too many people still unemployed...

Higher prices, higher taxes and not enough jobs...a great combination for a government takeover.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1036508 Dec 7, 2013
Income is unequal in the United States, unlike it is in....um....er...well, unlike that income-equal economic system of....um...er...huh.

Progressives, what country has everyone having equal income.

This ranks at the top of utopia dumbness.

Since: Dec 08

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#1036509 Dec 7, 2013
Progressives like to drag their feet when they solve all our troubles...

"...Back then (Jan 2007), U.S. unemployment was around 4.5 percent. But after the recession took hold, it more than doubled, peaking at 10 percent in late 2009. At 7.3 percent currently, it remains well above where it should be this far into an economic recovery."

http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2013/09...
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Mililani, HI

#1036510 Dec 7, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Obama’s War on Family Farms: You know who else hated farmers? Karl Marx, Stalin, and Mao
lol! Ok. So reich wingers love farms like Marx, Stalin and Mao!

You people have a lot in common, I'll give you that son!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1036511 Dec 7, 2013
TSM wrote:
Obamacare is predicated on Lies…Liberals told us Insurance Cost would go Down, Wait…another one of those ‘I Told You So Moments’…Sibelius: Yep, ObamaCare is raising insurance costs!!
why does texass hate women?
Al Gwhore

Satellite Beach, FL

#1036512 Dec 7, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Not bad when you have the Repub House and the Repubs in the Senate doing everything they can to destroy America's workers.
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Washington (CNN)-- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.
You're obviously in charge of global harming.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1036513 Dec 7, 2013
Obama Choomer wrote:
<quoted text>Linda Chavez:
The president tried changing the subject this week from ObamaCare to income inequality. It’s no surprise. Despite White House claims that Healthcare.gov is now working as intended, reports of major failures — from inaccurate enrollment data being sent to insurers to dangerously inadequate security — continue. And the president’s critics include those on the left, as well as the right, which is WHY President OBAMA HAS RETURNED TO CAMPAIGN MODE.
Obama is a smart man, but what he doesn’t know about economics could fill a library. He has never worked outside of the public or not-for-profit sectors. From the “stimulus package” to government-subsidized alternative energy to ObamaCare, his solution to every problem is more government intervention. So when he laments growing income inequality in the United States, he proposes more government action to cure it.
Of course, one way to close the gap between rich and poor is to make the rich poorer — or at least try to take some of the affluent population’s wealth and redistribute it to the less well off.
Raising taxes and increasing government spending on the poor was the president’s first-term solution. But lo and behold, even after income taxes went up on the wealthiest Americans and more government spending was directed toward social programs, the poor are still poor, and there are more of them now than when Obama took office in 2009.
And the gap between rich and poor is greater now, too.
Well, if the president can’t tax and spend his way out of growing income inequality, maybe he can force employers to pay workers more. This week, Obama told an audience of true believers from the left-leaning Center for American Progress that he supports efforts to raise the minimum wage to a so-called living wage, applauding moves in Washington, DC, to raise the minimum to $11.50 an hour by 2016.
‘‘We all know the arguments that have been used against a higher minimum wage,” the president said.“Some say it actually hurts low-wage workers — businesses will be less likely to hire them. But there’s no solid evidence that a higher minimum wage costs jobs,” he assured his listeners.
Even The Washington Post had to give the president two Pinocchios for that fib. As the paper put it, he may have been making a judgment call, but “he appears to be dismissing the research and findings of a significant part of the economic academy.”
It makes you shake your head that people still gobble up the LIES when there is no logical support for them.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1036514 Dec 7, 2013
Obama Choomer wrote:
<quoted text>Linda Chavez:
The president tried changing the subject this week from ObamaCare to income inequality. It’s no surprise. Despite White House claims that Healthcare.gov is now working as intended, yada yada yada.”
the gap between rich & poor has been widing since the Reagan administraation, & usually worsens under GOP Presidents.
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/i...
A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us?$31,244.
http://www.motherjones.com/files/outofbalance...
http://www.motherjones.com/files/averagehouse...
http://www.motherjones.com/files/changeinshar...
http://www.motherjones.com/files/yourloss.pdf
as for raising the minimum wage, there are numerous opinions on that:
Economists disagree on whether the minimum wage kills jobs. Why?
What happens when the minimum wage goes up? In theory, this should be simple. A hike in the minimum wage raises the cost of low-wage workers. That should make firms less likely to hire those people. Unemployment should rise. Basic Econ 101, right?
Okay, we've hiked the minimum wage. Now who's going to take care of these fries?(The Washington Post)
Except that the real world seems to be much murkier. Yes, a number of studies have found a link between a higher minimum wage and higher unemployment. But many others, such as this recent paper from U.C. Berkeley that exploited differences across state borders, have found no effect at all. Quite often, hiking the minimum wage by a buck or two doesn't appear to worsen unemployment in any noticeable way.
This poses a conundrum. Why might the basic theory be wrong? That's a question that John Schmitt of the Center for Economic and Policy Research explores in this new paper (pdf). He runs through a slew of theories for why a modest minimum-wage hike might not affect employment levels much. Basically, there are a variety of ways that labor markets can respond — and they don't all involve more unemployment:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
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Mililani, HI

#1036515 Dec 7, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Sweetie, you are in need of a civics class so you can learn what the duties of the various branches of government are.
The White Robes are a proud tradition of the Dems. Those are your family skeletons. You like an idiot tried this as a response to how you keep the Obama NSA from listening in on cell phones? Very racist of you.
lol! I know son.

It's like reich wingers claiming Reagan brought down East Germany, so you would have to admit he brought down a 'democratic government'!

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