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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“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1076758 Feb 9, 2014
NuculurInjun wrote:
<quoted text> You speakum in strange tounge; most people speak in familiar tongue. Must be Obama snake oil problem.
Yah, much like his trickle down wealth BS.

http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2013/06/n...

It reminds me of the waste of the gov't spending $200 on a pressed wood toilet seat. From now on my mind's eye will equate congressmen with cheap toilet seats and apathetic citizens. I'm not sure which is worse, but I suspect with Obama striving to censor all media sources that soon nobody will remember what the original Constitution actually taught us. Remember Lincoln's "A house divided" speech? Don't be surprised if that also disappears from the tomes of history everywhere.
Words of inspiration encouraging freedom of Obama's unconstitutional machinations will continue to be suppressed by him. Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if the creep makes a presidential edict declaring himself as President Inperpetuum since only he can ensure that his rules will be followed; after all, he IS America's many-haloed savior. Right?
Angel

Boise, ID

#1076759 Feb 9, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Yah, much like his trickle down wealth BS.
http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2013/06/n...
It reminds me of the waste of the gov't spending $200 on a pressed wood toilet seat. From now on my mind's eye will equate congressmen with cheap toilet seats and apathetic citizens. I'm not sure which is worse, but I suspect with Obama striving to censor all media sources that soon nobody will remember what the original Constitution actually taught us. Remember Lincoln's "A house divided" speech? Don't be surprised if that also disappears from the tomes of history everywhere.
Words of inspiration encouraging freedom of Obama's unconstitutional machinations will continue to be suppressed by him. Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if the creep makes a presidential edict declaring himself as President Inperpetuum since only he can ensure that his rules will be followed; after all, he IS America's many-haloed savior. Right?
Ah the never ending garbage-head paranoia of Teabaggers.
It must be exausting to constantly stew in such a toxic brothe of negativity,self pity,and delusion.and resentment.
I wonder how many people that know him cross the street to keep from being harangued into a coma .
Angel

Boise, ID

#1076761 Feb 9, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
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"nutsucker"
For a change you offer a post that has a truth in it. Folks on the internet do make up shit and you prove it with your every post.
Wipe the spittle off your chin, pull up your Depends or have your attendant change them. you are a tad bit smelly.
Peace
KMA
Awwwwwwwwww...did someone cast aspersions on your wittle buddy Nostril Hair Waxman?
That must behard to take.
He seems like SUCH a quality fellow.
Your probably one of Kevin Coe's pals too.
Spokane Homeboys.
He was a big advocate of Ayn Rand too.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1076762 Feb 9, 2014
Angel wrote:
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Ah the never ending garbage-head paranoia of Teabaggers.
It must be exausting to constantly stew in such a toxic brothe of negativity,self pity,and delusion.and resentment.
I wonder how many people that know him cross the street to keep from being harangued into a coma .
Article III. section 3. Read it and weep, loser.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/con...

"Your" president is looking at being tried for treason if he doesn't get a grip (and soon!) on his subversive behavior.

Insisting on allowing people with terrorist "ties" into our country IS subversive activity, plain and clear.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076763 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
CBO director Douglas Elmendorf told reporters that the employer mandate – the requirement that firms offer health insurance to workers–“will reduce the demand for labor in the short term because employers face this extra cost. It is analogous in some ways to raising the minimum wage.”
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/report-fue...
Didn't Obama just promise to use his pen and phone to raise the minimum wage all by his lonesome - which the CBO equates with reducing the demand for labor like the ACA?
Anyone ready to convince me the slow erosion of jobs and this five-year sluggish economic recovery wasn't intentional?
For one thing nitwit, Obama said he was raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers not for everyone. But then again your reading comprehension skills are underwhelming at best.
The new estimates also say that the health care law will, in the short run, benefit the economy by boosting demand for goods and services because the lower-income people it helps will have more purchasing power. The report noted that the 2014 premiums that people pay for exchange coverage are coming in about 15 per cent lower than projected, and the health care law, on balance, still is expected to reduce the federal deficit.
What erosions of jobs Carol? We've shown job gains since Obama took office liar. As for the sluggish economy it certainly is intentional, on the part of the GOP who hoped to hobble it and use it to win in 2012. They failed but keep on trying the same failed policies.
JBH

Delta, Canada

#1076764 Feb 9, 2014
Pathetic gripers are always there whenever Olympics are held.
They would talk about costs, terrorism, gay rights, hotel rooms, stray dogs, etc.
No matter where Olympics are held, there will be always threats, and it is not because of Russia that is unsafe.
Sochi is a better town, with no skid rows, drug addicts, gays, than many towns in the west.
But the best ever sports facilities built are the better wonders on earth, that the world should give credits instead.

Sochi opening ceremony was the great beauty of all time by viewing the story of the dream of a little girl doing ballet on top of people's hands and flying in mid-air in search of the new frontier in Russia.

The show described the history of the struggle of Russia to get to today's term of having space and new technology of getting better living standard for the Russian people, like having lots of happy days these days with Russian new music and dances and socializing in all walks of life.
The fifth Olympic ring was actually lit and shown to the Russian TV and of other nations.
Just who would want to make a big thing of a ring, instead of recognition of the greatest Olympics sports arena built with valuable sports spirits?

So far, good majority of world audiences of probable 80% say Sochi opening was fantastic.
Only like those such as Obama by talking about gay issue and the paranoid of safety , would be against sports programs and Olympics as ridiculous losers.

But that security is the sovereign issue and policy of Russia and it is not up to US.
If one argues that there may be violence in school or church in St. Petersburg, that is not the issue, the issue it is absolutely safe in Sochi which is all that counts.

To even Talk about this, as US boycotted Olympics because of Russia was in Afghanistan, those still calling echos of Moscow Olympics is to mean, that US is now in Afghanistan for very long is asking that US be boycotted and ejected, which might still be possible as the same equivalent.

Obama is against freedom of free choices of free market consumers' choices of a great world event -- International OLYMPICS Sochi 2013.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076765 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
In light of the CBO's new estimate that the ACA will lead to the eventual loss of about 2.5 million full-time jobs, House Speaker John Boehner said that Republicans had argued for years that “the president's health care law creates uncertainty for small businesses, hurts take-home pay, and makes it harder to invest in new workers. The middle class is getting squeezed in this economy, and this CBO report confirms that Obamacare is making it worse.”
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/report-fue...
Yes, we did.
You can keep repeating that lie all you want Carol, but that's not what the CBO report said at all.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076766 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Well, that wasn't a very nice thing to say.
But the CBO said the ACA will lead to the eventual loss of about 2.5 million full-time jobs.
Nothing was said about workers asking for less work and wanting to work less and making less money.
Lying isn't very nice either Carol. Here's what the CBO report actually said;
The analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicts the law will give several million people an opportunity to work less or not at all, because they won't be stuck in jobs just for the sake of keeping the health insurance they get from employers. To some Republicans, that amounts to "wreaking havoc on working families," ''dire consequences for workers" and a shower of pink slips across the land — conclusions unsupported by the report.
The study estimates that the workforce will be reduced by the equivalent of 2.3 million full-time workers by 2021 as people choose to leave it. More would take early retirement, work fewer hours or otherwise rearrange their work-home balance to take advantage of new subsidies for health insurance and new markets for individual policies that don't depend on having a job.
You have the reading comprehension of a gerbil.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076767 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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On the contrary, I've cited the CBO numerous times - mainly every time their projections got worse when it came to Obamacare.
The CBO's estimates about reducing the deficit under Obamacare would be good news if Obamacare was actually going to work. It's not.
How do you know it's not Carol? Tea leaves? A crystal ball? Bird entrails? Of course your track record on predictions has really been on the money hasn't it? Not!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076768 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
So if employers have already reduced employees' hours to part-time and the BLS says that the new jobs are predominantly part-time and the CBO says the ACA will reduce 2.5 million more full-time jobs to part-time, who is going to have enough money to pay higher premiums and more taxes?
Try to keep up with the rest of the class Carol.
The analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicts the law will give several million people an opportunity to work less or not at all, because they won't be stuck in jobs just for the sake of keeping the health insurance they get from employers. To some Republicans, that amounts to "wreaking havoc on working families," ''dire consequences for workers" and a shower of pink slips across the land — conclusions unsupported by the report.
The study estimates that the workforce will be reduced by the equivalent of 2.3 million full-time workers by 2021 as people choose to leave it. More would take early retirement, work fewer hours or otherwise rearrange their work-home balance to take advantage of new subsidies for health insurance and new markets for individual policies that don't depend on having a job.
Your assertion that employers are cutting hours because of the ACA is also without evidence.
Very few companies have actually cut hours because of Obamacare, according to a new analysis by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). Since 30 hours per week is the threshold for employees receiving benefits under the law, researchers expected companies that didn’t want to comply with Obamacare to roll back workers’ hours to just below that threshold. But only about 0.6 percent of the labor force worked between 26 and 29 hours per week in 2013. Since 2012, the number of part-time employees working that range of hours actually stayed statistically the same. Furthermore, less than a third of workers say they are working less than 30 hours because of an employers’ decision — most choose to work the limited number of hours. That led the authors to conclude that the trend “is in the wrong direction for the ACA as job-killer story.”
“While there may certainly be instances of individual employers carrying through with threats to reduce their employees’ hours to below 30 to avoid the sanctions in the ACA, the numbers are too small to show up in the data,” the CEPR researchers write.“It appears that in setting worker hours employers are responding to business considerations in much the same way as they did before the ACA took effect.”
Angel

Boise, ID

#1076769 Feb 9, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Article III. section 3. Read it and weep, loser.
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/con...
"Your" president is looking at being tried for treason if he doesn't get a grip (and soon!) on his subversive behavior.
Insisting on allowing people with terrorist "ties" into our country IS subversive activity, plain and clear.
I doubt any of them could do more damage then House Teabaggers.
They also pretty much have the 'treason' market cornered too.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076770 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
2.3 million workers will not be working full-time because of the ACA just to afford health insurance at the dwindling few full-time taxpayers' expense.
According to your article, "More than 2 million Americans who would otherwise rely on a job for health insurance will quit working, reduce their hours or stop looking for employment because of new health benefits available under the Affordable Care Act."
They won't be relying on a job for health insurance anymore because it's more affordable on the government's teat. How in the world is that positive news?
Please tell me how people choosing to work less to afford health insurance at others' expense is positive news.
Seriously. Please tell me.
It's a good thing because it opens up jobs. It also tightens the market for labor forcing employers to compete for workers. It also gives people more flexibility to plan their futures. One no longer has to be shackled to a dead end job just to be covered and can take positive steps like obtaining an education to get more job skills. In the long term that benefits everybody.
Angel

Boise, ID

#1076771 Feb 9, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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For one thing nitwit, Obama said he was raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers not for everyone. But then again your reading comprehension skills are underwhelming at best.
The new estimates also say that the health care law will, in the short run, benefit the economy by boosting demand for goods and services because the lower-income people it helps will have more purchasing power. The report noted that the 2014 premiums that people pay for exchange coverage are coming in about 15 per cent lower than projected, and the health care law, on balance, still is expected to reduce the federal deficit.
What erosions of jobs Carol? We've shown job gains since Obama took office liar. As for the sluggish economy it certainly is intentional, on the part of the GOP who hoped to hobble it and use it to win in 2012. They failed but keep on trying the same failed policies.
Thats something I wish that darn 'Liberal Media' would hammer a few of our illustious Capital Hill Teabaggers with:"One could argue you have a vested interest in NOT improving the Job Situation in the United States...same could be said for Economic Recovery.How much of that shapes the House' voting?"
But of course that isnt going to happen someone might holler 'Media Bias' so they will continue to hover over backwards.
Angel

Boise, ID

#1076772 Feb 9, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a good thing because it opens up jobs. It also tightens the market for labor forcing employers to compete for workers. It also gives people more flexibility to plan their futures. One no longer has to be shackled to a dead end job just to be covered and can take positive steps like obtaining an education to get more job skills. In the long term that benefits everybody.
Not quite.
It doesnt benefit the GOP that draws its power from an angry,tired,frightened electorate.
It doesnt benefit the CEO's of the Private Sector who can use a destabilized.frightened,bone tired,financialy uncertain and desperate Middle and Lower Class as an endless,replaceable,dirt cheap work force.
Dont kid yourself: its ALL more about that then anything else.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076773 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
True. But self-defense instructors have said simply screaming at the top of your lungs can make a potential attacker run - or screaming "Fire!" if neighbors are close enough to hear is a very good deterrent.
(They say screaming "fire" will create more attention and more 911 calls than screaming something like "rape" or "help".)
However, a gun is the best defense.
No Carol, the idea that a gun is the best defense is a myth and a particularly dangerous one.
Having a gun in your home significantly increases your risk of death — and that of your spouse and children.
And it doesn’t matter how the guns are stored or what type or how many guns you own.
If you have a gun, everybody in your home is more likely than your non-gun-owning neighbors and their families to die in a gun-related accident, suicide or homicide.
Furthermore, there is no credible evidence that having a gun in your house reduces your risk of being a victim of a crime. Nor does it reduce your risk of being injured during a home break-in.
The health risks of owning a gun are so established and scientifically non-controvertible that the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement in 2000 recommending that pediatricians urge parents to remove all guns from their homes.
Study after study has been conducted on the health risks associated with guns in the home. One of the latest was a meta-review published in 2011 by David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. He examined all the scientific literature to date on the health risks and benefits of gun ownership.
Having a gun in the home is a risk factor for serious accidental injury and death. As Hemenway points out, death certificate data indicate that 680 Americans were killed accidentally with guns each year between 2003 and 2007. Half those victims were under the age of 25.
A large percentage of homicides — and especially homicides in the home — occur during altercations over matters such as love, money, and domestic problems, involving acquaintances, neighbors, lovers, and family members; often the assailant or victim has been drinking.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076774 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you know how to research the Bureau of Labor and Statistics? The number of jobs created are mostly part-time. Employers are cutting back hours to part-time everywhere to avoid the costs of employer-based insurance because of the mandates under Obamacare. Why aren't you aware of this?
Let me repeat Carol, very few companies have actually cut hours because of Obamacare, according to a new analysis by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
“While there may certainly be instances of individual employers carrying through with threats to reduce their employees’ hours to below 30 to avoid the sanctions in the ACA, the numbers are too small to show up in the data,” the CEPR researchers write.“It appears that in setting worker hours employers are responding to business considerations in much the same way as they did before the ACA took effect.”
But go ahead and chase your tail on that for a while.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076775 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you seriously not understand what this means?
But I'm done trying to help you understand it.
Yes Carol it means that workers now have more flexibility and don't have to be shackled to a dead end job and can take the opportunity to seek education for better job skills, look for a better job, start a business or simply retire early rather than drop dead at their work stations.
Giving workers this flexibility also opens up the jobs they've vacated.
It's you that needs educating on this.

Since: May 11

Landisburg, PA

#1076776 Feb 9, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>And...in the meantime, millions of unsuspecting American citizens have been dumped by their private insurers thanks to that bufu-er Obama.
Are we having fun yet?
Insurance companies have always canceled existing policies& replaced them with new policies.

My insurer sent me a cancellation notice followed by 10 options for next year.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1076777 Feb 9, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Liar
Geothermal HVAC works in the north without assistance.
No, you are the liar imbecile know-it-all liberal.

You have no clue what you are talking about, as usual.

Google geothermal heat Connecticut

Read the (non-ad) first hit, imbecile.

God are you people dumber that sh*t.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1076779 Feb 9, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You really don't understand the depths of the IRS' intrusion on regular citizens' rights using interrogation techniques by the FBI and harassment.
The Cincinnati agents who this administration first tried to divert the public's attention on as the only perpetrators in this scandal testified under oath they got their orders from the top.
Because Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth, I take the word of the Cincinnati agents.
Still trying to push that crap again Carol? For one thing, no one has a right to a 501(c)(4) status. You have to prove that your group qualifies for that status. Let's go over the facts in the case once again (and I'm sure not for the last time).
Not ONE conservative group was denied 501(c)(4) status.
Not ONE conservative group was prevented from operating as though they had this status.
However THREE progressive groups were denied 501(c)(4) status.
So just how were anyone's rights intruded on stupid?

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