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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What happens when wages "get raised" artificially? Any idea? The cost of production, products, and services "get raised". Now what? Minimum wagers are right back where they started. Their new "living wage" buys them the same, or less, than before. Wait a minute! That's UNFAIR!! You poor sniveling morons. You say it's about fairness but it's actually about more money for less effort and responsibility.
Might Dumb Builder must think that f we raise the minimum wage by 10%, that inflation goes up 10%.

Of course that is not true & therefore your theory is wrong.

If the current minimum wage had kept up with inflation from 1970, the rate would be over $10/ Hr.

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John Galt wrote:
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not exactly...the First Amendment protects that right against Congress passing a law restricting such rights...but does not protect an individual against that right being restricted by a dictator like Obama who regularly violates the Constitution without being disciplined by Congress....
really? "regularly violates the constitution"? please cite the examples of this...

you're off to a great start this morning of me shooting down every single thing you post immediately....again....

have you thought of getting an education?
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The whole idea moron is that the more energy we produce from solar and wind, the less we have to produce from coal. Stop living in the 19th century and come into the 21st.
You're an idiot!
solar and wind are unlikely to become major power sources, and both require 100% backup sources (for cloudy and windless days and nights)....

so, your choices are coal, gas/oil, or nuclear......and you clowns don't want nuclear....and you don't want fracking for natural gas...or pipelines for oil....

so, what you want, Willis???...

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John Galt wrote:
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most part-time jobs pay less than $94,200 per year.....
Most people are likely not eligible for a subsidy making $90k a year.

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Patriot wrote:
Obama IRS to Share Private Financial Data With Russia’s Putin
February 5, 2014
As uncertainty grows surrounding a radical and deeply controversial addition to the sprawling U.S. tax regime, the Obama administration is now reportedly in negotiations with Moscow to share financial information with Vladimir Putin’s Russian government. The U.S. Treasury’s effort to secure a pseudo-treaty on data exchange with the Kremlin is part of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, a scheme passed in 2010 aiming to obliterate privacy worldwide under the guise of collecting about an extra billion dollars per year in revenue.
If approved, the UN-Constitutional (thus Unlawful) bilateral agreement would represent a major victory for Putin, a KGB man widely criticized around the world for operating what opponents refer to as a “gangster” regime. Among other benefits, the Russian strongman would gain access to vast troves of U.S. financial information — including sensitive data on critics of his government who may have assets, accounts, or business interests in the United States...
http://www.blacklistednews.com/Obama_IRS_to_S...
This is such bunch of bull. American citizens who hide their assets abroad are criminals. Same goes for Russians who hide their assets in our country. It is reported that a record number of U.S. citizens who have, for years, avoided paying U.S. taxes by hiding their assets abroad are now renouncing their citizenship and moving to other countries. That's a good thing. If they have no allegiance to our country and don't want to support it, they shouldn't be here in the first place.
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fetch almighty wrote:
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The Muslim Game:
Bringing other religions down to the level of Islam is one of the most popular strategies of Muslim apologists when confronted with the spectacle of Islamic violence.
So now woodtick-you are a moslem?
Islam is an international terrorist conspiracy, not a religion....

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Might Dumb Builder must think that f we raise the minimum wage by 10%, that inflation goes up 10%.
Of course that is not true & therefore your theory is wrong.
If the current minimum wage had kept up with inflation from 1970, the rate would be over $10/ Hr.
if the cost of producing a product or service goes up 10% the cost of that product will go up 10%...
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Overall, 73% of the public favors raising the federal minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. And 63% back a one-year extension of unemployment benefits for those who have been out of work a long time. Both issues receive nearly unanimous support from Democrats and are favored by wide margins among independents but divide the GOP.

Among Republicans and those who lean toward the Republican Party, 70% who agree with the Tea Party oppose an extension of unemployment benefits and nearly as many oppose raising the minimum wage (65%). Yet 52% of non-Tea Party Republicans favor a one-year extension of unemployment benefits and an even higher percentage (65%) supports increasing the minimum wage.

http://www.people-press.org/2014/01/23/most-s...

tea party once again in the minority.

i wonder what that feels like?
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sonicfilter wrote:
CBO Director: Actually, Obamacare Will Reduce Unemployment
President Obama's health care reform law isn't going to kill 2.5 million jobs, Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf told the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.
One day after multiple media outlets misinterpreted a CBO report on Obamacare, Elmendorf clarified the CBO's position during the hearing. The federal agency, Elmendorf said, had found Obamacare “spurs employment and would reduce unemployment over the next few years."
“When you boost demand for labor in this kind of economy, you actually reduce the unemployment rate, because those people who are looking for work can find more work," Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) asked Elmendorf.
“Yes, that’s right,” Elmendorf responded.
A number of new organizations wrongly interpreted the agency's report Wednesday as saying that Obamacare "killed" 2.5 million jobs. In reality, the agency found Obamacare could shrink the workforce by the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time workers over the next 10 years.
But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Obamacare could cause a reduction in employment because it makes health care more accessible, allowing Americans to quit jobs they only keep for the health care coverage. That's not killing jobs. It's giving workers the ability to quit jobs they don't want.
Representative Van Hollen called the media out for misreading the report.
"As the media has themselves confessed, they bought -- hook, line and sinker -- some of the talking points from our Republicans, and unfortunately misrepresentations go around the world three times before the truth begins to catch up," Van Hollen said.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/05/cbo-...
and who will be left working to pay for your fantasy world???...

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M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>There was a time when most private, corporate employers offered guaranteed pensions, and it wasn't that long ago. But, instead now for the most part, only government employees have that offered. So just like the way that pensions went away and were replaced by measly savings plans with companies contributing little to an employee's retirement--so will go health care insurance.
The country is already increasingly divided between the haves--those with guaranteed income for life who can retire in their 50s, vs those the have-nots who will rely on SS and small amounts deducted from 401s annually and are postponing retirement indefinitely.
The current Employee Benefit Research Institute Retirement Survey reports that only 3% of employees in the private sector have a pension plan. The rest have some sort of savings plan, like a 401(k). Corporate America has successfully unraveled from its pension promises in two ways: either companies bellied up and shifted the pension liability to the government; or they transferred the responsibility back to individual workers. It is now our job to worry about our own well-being. In effect, companies now just administrator voluntary savings plans for their employees.
While corporate America made promises it could not keep, at least most companies 'fessed up to the economic reality, explained that making good on their promises would force them into bankruptcy, and got out from under those commitments.
Our government is doing the opposite of 'fessing up. While corporate America is unraveling from economic promises it could not keep, governments big and small are doing the opposite. In addition to their generous pension plans, we all now have health care (even non-citizens), food stamps, longer-term unemployment benefits, etc. The list of promises goes on and on. The government has its hippopotamus mouth going full blast in every election cycle, making promises to win elections.
Those who speak up (like Ron Paul) and point out that those economic promises are going to bankrupt us all are criticized and ridiculed. Unfortunately, there is one major difference between corporate America making promises and the government doing the same: the government is making promises with our money! It is driving us into bankruptcy. When that happens, the value of a country's currency will normally collapse, destroying the wealth of seniors and savers in the process.
So, this is the change the subject ploy?

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John Galt wrote:
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solar and wind are unlikely to become major power sources, and both require 100% backup sources (for cloudy and windless days and nights)....
so, your choices are coal, gas/oil, or nuclear......and you clowns don't want nuclear....and you don't want fracking for natural gas...or pipelines for oil....
so, what you want, Willis???...
umm..we have these things called batteries....

again, why do you talk about things you clearly have absolutely no understanding of?

do you think the power goes right from the panels to my outlets?!?just one more subject you can make a total fool of your self on!
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RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Most people are likely not eligible for a subsidy making $90k a year.
incorrect...check your facts....

$94,200 for a family of four......

or Covered California is lying in all their ads....

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Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Sounds like torture. Why didn't you tell him or her to shut it off?
I thought she would when I continually pointed out Hannity's lies and called him an idiot. Her call. Her rules. Hopefully, she learned something. She seemed receptive and made many statements of "I didn't know that" but somehow, I think she's just one of those lemmings who really doesn't care. She will vote Republican because she's a lemming.
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and who will be left working to pay for your fantasy world???...
stfu hypocrite.

unless you would like to not post anything for the next 8 hours?

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John Galt wrote:
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Islam is an international terrorist conspiracy, not a religion....
ct, it is jus another sect of the Abrahamic cult.

the christians, jews and muslims all worship the same proven false god....

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M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>There was a time when most private, corporate employers offered guaranteed pensions, and it wasn't that long ago. But, instead now for the most part, only government employees have that offered. So just like the way that pensions went away and were replaced by measly savings plans with companies contributing little to an employee's retirement--so will go health care insurance.
The country is already increasingly divided between the haves--those with guaranteed income for life who can retire in their 50s, vs those the have-nots who will rely on SS and small amounts deducted from 401s annually and are postponing retirement indefinitely.
The current Employee Benefit Research Institute Retirement Survey reports that only 3% of employees in the private sector have a pension plan. The rest have some sort of savings plan, like a 401(k). Corporate America has successfully unraveled from its pension promises in two ways: either companies bellied up and shifted the pension liability to the government; or they transferred the responsibility back to individual workers. It is now our job to worry about our own well-being. In effect, companies now just administrator voluntary savings plans for their employees.
While corporate America made promises it could not keep, at least most companies 'fessed up to the economic reality, explained that making good on their promises would force them into bankruptcy, and got out from under those commitments.
Our government is doing the opposite of 'fessing up. While corporate America is unraveling from economic promises it could not keep, governments big and small are doing the opposite. In addition to their generous pension plans, we all now have health care (even non-citizens), food stamps, longer-term unemployment benefits, etc. The list of promises goes on and on. The government has its hippopotamus mouth going full blast in every election cycle, making promises to win elections.
Those who speak up (like Ron Paul) and point out that those economic promises are going to bankrupt us all are criticized and ridiculed. Unfortunately, there is one major difference between corporate America making promises and the government doing the same: the government is making promises with our money! It is driving us into bankruptcy. When that happens, the value of a country's currency will normally collapse, destroying the wealth of seniors and savers in the process.
Presidents should be treated just like CEOs. You screw up wasting your employees' money by incompetence and failed business practices, you're out.

It's one thing when presidents and Congress work together to ensure the nation's safety and/or attempt to bring about recovery faster following a major disaster or recession.

It's another thing when presidents think our money grows on trees and experiments with the notion of being a leader for his own personal gain delaying any hope of recovery just for the benefit of a radical ideology.

“fairtax.org”

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John Galt wrote:
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and who will be left working to pay for your fantasy world???...
Are these people even living on the same planet anymore? God, I feel like I've woke up in the book 1984. These people are spinning so hard they are screwing themselves into the ground!!!! They have lost all grip on reality!!!! We are so doomed!!!

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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>as any smart person would tell you..as my father told me...do not rely on a company for your retirement. who says that company will be around when you retire? most aren't around that long..
it figures you would agree to a failed ideology...but then you are stupid as hell, so...
Your father probably listened to mine and that is why I am so successful.
Why didn't you listen to yours?
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harmonious wrote:
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BTW, as usual you didn't answer, when has a lack of funding ever stopped the dems? Barry Bumbles and Harry Douchebag have spent TRILLIONS we didn't have.
2007 FY Budget Deficit $161 Billion
2008 FY Budget Deficit $455 Billion <---- Democrats control Congress
2009 FY Budget Deficit $1.4 Trillion
2010 FY Budget Deficit $1.3 Trillion
2011 FY Budget Deficit $1.6 Trillion
2012 FY budget deficit $1.3 trillion
2013 est. deficit $680 billion
Sure moron, this crap often gets posted. Exactly what massive spending did the Democrats manage to pull off that somehow got past Bush's veto pen imbecile?
The reason the deficit went up was that there was less tax revenue due to the recession. Spending on two unnecessary wars continued however.
You're an idiot!

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RealDave wrote:
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Might Dumb Builder must think that f we raise the minimum wage by 10%, that inflation goes up 10%.
Of course that is not true & therefore your theory is wrong.
If the current minimum wage had kept up with inflation from 1970, the rate would be over $10/ Hr.
Well, Dave, where does that extra payroll come from? Obama-cash? Do you think management will take a cut, that profits will be surrendered? Use your fcking head for something beside a hoodie rack.
Who said anything about inflation? That bomb is still ticking. Once Obama thinks it's time to castigate Americans some more, he'll stop the FED from printing. Then we'll see who's boss!

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