Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1565650 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: May 11

Blain, PA

#1094817 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Another commie!
Another assh*le that fights to maintain loopholes primarily beneficial for wealthy.

We need money to fund this country. Assh*les like you call funding the government communistic.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1094819 Mar 10, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
IRAs are supposed to help people save for their retirement by making tax exempt contributions.
It is not supposed to be a way to circumvent the laws regarding estates.
Wealthy Tax Cheat Democrats like Tim Gietner use hidden trusts for that, zombie.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1094820 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Overview
Opportunity for All: The President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
A Roadmap for Growth, Opportunity, and Fiscal Responsibility: The President’s Budget provides a roadmap for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans, and ensuring fiscal responsibility. It invests in infrastructure, job training, preschool, and pro-work tax cuts, while reducing deficits through health, tax, and immigration reform.
Builds on Bipartisan Progress: The Budget adheres to the 2015 spending levels agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act and shows the choices the President would make at those levels. But it also shows how to build on this progress to realize the nation’s full potential with a fully paid for $56 billion Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative, split evenly between defense and non-defense priorities.
WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET DELIVERS:
Stronger Growth and Job Creation:
Advanced manufacturing – Invests in American innovation and strengthens our manufacturing base, including a national network of 45 manufacturing institutes.
Research and innovation – Supports ground-breaking research to fight disease, protect the environment, and develop new technologies, and makes permanent the R&D Tax Credit.
Pro-growth infrastructure – Lays out an ambitious, four-year $302 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal paid for with transition revenue from pro-growth business tax reform.
Government reform – Promotes government management that delivers improved services that are more effective, efficient, and supportive of economic growth.
Opportunity for All:
Tax cuts for working Americans – Doubles the maximum value of the childless worker EITC to build on the EITC’s success in encouraging people to enter the workforce and reducing poverty; improves tax benefits that help middle-class and working families pay for child care and college and save for retirement.
Preschool for all – Invests in the President’s vision of making access to high-quality preschool available to every four-year-old child.
***
Here it is. Spelled out for you:

Federal Budgeting Process in a nut shell:

1 - On or before the first Monday in February, the president submits to Congress a detailed budget PROPOSAL for the next year which begins October 1st.

2- Based on the Presidents PROPOSAL (wish list), the House and Senate budget committees propose budget resolutions that set targets for spending and tax revenue and identify any policies that will need to move through reconciliation. These are sent to the floor for a vote and and the differences are resolved in conference.

3- The House and Senate appropriations committees divide the discretionary spending set forth in the budget resolution among each of their 12 subcommittees. Each subcommittee conducts hearings on the programs under its jurisdiction and votes out a budget bill. The full committee marks up the bill and sends it to the floor for a vote. Both chambers pass their budget bills and and iron out the differences in conference. The House and Senate vote again and the conference report is sent to the President for his signature or his veto.

4- Reconciliation occurs if Congress needs to legislate policy changes in mandatory spending or tax laws to meet the annual targets laid out in the budget resolution. The resolution requires the relevant authorizing committees to come up with a plan and report back to the budget committees. The budget committees combine all of the authorizing plans into an omnibus package and send it to the floor for a vote. The House and Senate work out differences in conference, vote again and send the final version to the President for his signature or his veto. "

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1094821 Mar 10, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
IRAs are supposed to help people save for their retirement by making tax exempt contributions.
It is not supposed to be a way to circumvent the laws regarding estates.
They just can't get their heads around that very simple concept.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1094823 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>House and Senate Unanimously Reject Obama Budgets — Or Do They?
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By Jake Tapper
@jaketapper
Sunlen Miller
@sunlenmiller
May 16, 2012 6:48pm
The White House today reacted to news that representations of President Obama’s budget had been voted down by the House and Senate by decrying the introduction of the amendments, by Republicans, as “gimmicks.”
“Gimmicks are not solutions,” White House press secretary Jay Carney emailed to ABC News.“The American people overwhelmingly support a balanced approach to our long-term budget challenges. That’s the approach the President supports. The sooner Republicans drop their intransigence and join the American people in supporting a balanced approach, the sooner Congress will be able to come together and reach a compromise.”
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Miss., introduced a budget amendment representing the president’s budget request; the Sessions amendment was voted down 99-0.(You can read it HERE.)
A similar effort from Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-SC, was rejected in the House 414-0.
Sessions told reporters that it was “stunning” that no one voted for the version of the Obama budget he put forward.“A sitting president of the United States, seeking reelection, can’t lay out a plan that will gain a single vote in the House or Senate for the financial future of America,” he said.“It speaks volumes
While the Sessions and Mulvaney bills put forward the same topline numbers as those in the president’s budget, neither offered any specifics. The Sessions legislation was 56 pages long; actual budgets are closer to 2,000 pages long.
Thus, a White House official said, the Sessions proposal was a “shell that could be filled with a number of things that could hurt our economy and hurt the middle class,” a White House official said.“For example, rather than ending tax breaks for millionaires his budget could hit the revenue target by raising taxes on the middle class and rather than ending wasteful programs, his budget could hit its spending target with severe cuts to important programs.”
“This is the president’s budget,” said the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Kent Conrad of South Dakota, indicating the voluminous budget proposal President Obama offered.“This is what Sen. Sessions has presented as being the president’s budget,” he said, indicating the much slimmer document.
“I think it’s readily apparent there is a big difference between the president’s budget, which I hold in my hands, and what Sen. Sessions has presented as being the president’s budget. This is not the president’s budget. So, of course, we’re not going to support it. It’s not what the president proposed.”
The White House official said the Sessions and Mulvaney’s bills were mere GOP stunts to get Democrats on record opposing ‘the President’s budget’” as well as distracting from what the House Republican budget would do, which the official described as “protect(ing) massive tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires while making the middle class and seniors pay.”
-Jake Tapper
Flack loves it when Republicans waste time in Congress.

Money to fund Congress is evidently free?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1094824 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I'm so much in favor of closing all loopholes I want to get rid of the IRS. Personally I think the government should keep their hands off of anybodies money. It's none of their business how much I make and how much I'm worth. NONE! Let them collect a sales tax. That way the people get to choose when they want to pay it.
People don't get to choose whether or not they fund our infrastructure or support our military. If you don't want to contribute, please leave. Simple as that.
NuculurNUToption

Satellite Beach, FL

#1094825 Mar 10, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
We're broke. Bush borrowed the money to fight in Iraq from China. And he surrendered to the Iraqi's, that made America look real strong, right??
We're terribly in debt and you call for more military spending.
You're as crazy as ever, Carol.
why did you change your name already?? Ashamed of how many posts you put up is my guess. Your Lois Lame character had thousands in mere months.
Get a life. Give up cigarettes and go out and walk.
You're as clueless about Carol's name change as you are about Liar Obama. LOL

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1094826 Mar 10, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Another assh*le that fights to maintain loopholes primarily beneficial for wealthy.
We need money to fund this country. Assh*les like you call funding the government communistic.
Actually If it was up to me there would be a lot of 'for sale or lease' signs in Washington D. C. If you can't pay for the government with the money you have, cut the government till you can. Here this is one way to do it!

$0.20 sales tax.$0.12 local,$0.05 state, and $0.03 federal. Period. No other taxes!!! NONE!!!!!
NuculurVodkaOpti on

Satellite Beach, FL

#1094827 Mar 10, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you keep repeating lies? I only heard that they wanted to ban sale of E cigarettes to children. Taxation of cigarettes is a state thing.
BTW, what's the deal with Walmart and the LSD tainted meat?
"Why do you keep repeating lies?" Did you slur, "Why do you keep repeating lies?" ... LOL ... You should be asking Barack Hussein Obama about that ... "Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year" ... LOL

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1094828 Mar 10, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Here it is. Spelled out for you:
Federal Budgeting Process in a nut shell:
1 - On or before the first Monday in February, the president submits to Congress a detailed budget PROPOSAL for the next year which begins October 1st.
2- Based on the Presidents PROPOSAL (wish list), the House and Senate budget committees propose budget resolutions that set targets for spending and tax revenue and identify any policies that will need to move through reconciliation. These are sent to the floor for a vote and and the differences are resolved in conference.
3- The House and Senate appropriations committees divide the discretionary spending set forth in the budget resolution among each of their 12 subcommittees. Each subcommittee conducts hearings on the programs under its jurisdiction and votes out a budget bill. The full committee marks up the bill and sends it to the floor for a vote. Both chambers pass their budget bills and and iron out the differences in conference. The House and Senate vote again and the conference report is sent to the President for his signature or his veto.
4- Reconciliation occurs if Congress needs to legislate policy changes in mandatory spending or tax laws to meet the annual targets laid out in the budget resolution. The resolution requires the relevant authorizing committees to come up with a plan and report back to the budget committees. The budget committees combine all of the authorizing plans into an omnibus package and send it to the floor for a vote. The House and Senate work out differences in conference, vote again and send the final version to the President for his signature or his veto. "
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/...
Another libtard that can't read!!!!1 - On or before the first Monday in February, the president submits to Congress a detailed budget PROPOSAL for the next year which begins October 1st.
NuculurVodkaOpti on

Satellite Beach, FL

#1094829 Mar 10, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Uz -beki-beki-beki stan stan!!! Where is Herman Cain anyway?
He's on the radio; take a better look through the bottom of your vodka bottle and things will be much clearer.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1094830 Mar 10, 2014
Lickin McFingers wrote:
<quoted text>
Aw... you and I BOTH know that the DEFENSE industry needed 2,564,789 pairs of new shoes...
There was never any reason to be in that shthole and Funihat Karzai has given DaBammy a chance to hook skate and motivate our way outta there.

Let that shthole be the problem of the other shtholes that surround it, Iran for instance.

If this country needs heroin badly enough to fk around with those dirtbags__let's just spend the money figuring out how to grow those poppies here. I'm thinking upstate NY__Adirondacks area back towards Watertown?.Let's roll!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1094831 Mar 10, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
People don't get to choose whether or not they fund our infrastructure or support our military. If you don't want to contribute, please leave. Simple as that.
Typical commie answer!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1094832 Mar 10, 2014
How Does the Federal Government Borrow?

To finance the debt, the U.S. Treasury sells bonds and other types of securities.1 (Securities is a term for a variety of financial assets.) Anyone can buy a bond or other Treasury security directly from the Treasury through its website, treasurydirect.gov , or from banks or brokers. When a person buys a Treasury bond, she effectively loans money to the federal government in exchange for repayment with interest at a later date.

Most Treasury bonds give the investor—the person who buys the bond—a pre-determined fixed interest rate. Generally, if you buy a bond, the price you pay is less than what the bond is worth. That means you hold onto the bond until it matures; a bond is mature on the date at which it is worth its face value. For example, you may buy a $100 bond today and pay only $90. Then you hold it for five years, at which time it is worth $100. You also can sell the bond before it matures.

There are actually many different kinds of Treasury bonds, but the common thread between them is that they represent a loan to the Treasury, and therefore to the U.S. government. As citizens of a democracy, Americans collectively own the federal government, thus a big portion of the federal debt—the portion that was leant to the government by regular Americans—is actually money that we owe to ourselves!
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1094833 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Actually If it was up to me there would be a lot of 'for sale or lease' signs in Washington D. C. If you can't pay for the government with the money you have, cut the government till you can. Here this is one way to do it!
$0.20 sales tax.$0.12 local,$0.05 state, and $0.03 federal. Period. No other taxes!!! NONE!!!!!
Bulldoze K Street (the road to riches) and probably save a trillion per year!!!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1094834 Mar 10, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So where does it say it was a missile launched from a Chinese submarine?
I'm betting it was one of ours, we have a lot of covert actions going on.If there was a Chinese ship off the shore of Calif. trust me we would know about it. We have departments that do lots of things secret.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1094835 Mar 10, 2014
If the Federal Government Has Lots of Debt, Who Does It Owe Money To?

The federal debt is the sum of the debt held by the public—that’s the money borrowed from regular people like you and from foreign countries—plus the debt held by federal accounts. Debt held by federal accounts is the amount of money that the Treasury has borrowed from itself. That may sound funny, but recall from above that trust funds are federal tax revenues that can only be used for certain programs. When trust fund accounts run a surplus, the Treasury takes the surplus and uses it to pay for other kinds of federal spending. But that means the Treasury must pay that borrowed money back to the trust fund at a later date. That borrowed money is called “debt held by federal accounts;” that’s the money the Treasury effectively lends to itself. One-third of the federal debt is debt held by federal accounts, while two-thirds of the federal debt is held by the public.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1094836 Mar 10, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>holy crap1 is that the supposed chinese submarine missile launch?!?!?!
no one can even confirm it was missile!
the sheep are easily lied to...
Watch the video and you tell us what you think it is.
It looks like a rocket rising from the sea to me. What does it look like to you?
I think all "expert" comments concluded the jet contrail explanation is hooey. I didn't see any "experts" say it was aliens leaving Earth to go back to the mother ship. And, it looks exactly like videos of US submarine ballastic missile tests, except the first D5 test that failed near Puerto Rico, which sought a horizontal path as soon as the rocket motors ignited, which means we have a video of a ICBM being launched and taking a horizontal path to compare it with.

This was a submarine ICBM launch.
Who are the only countries capable of launching an ICBM from a submarine? US, Russia, UK and England. Russia seems unlikely. UK seems unlikely. This administration may have been so incompetent it tested an ICBM right off of Malibu Beach.

The Russians tracked the rocket launch off the Oregon coast. I think if the Russians can track a rocket launch off the Oregon coast from Kamchatka, we can track it from here.

Let's review.

"As the Pentagon and their US mainstream media covered up the 10 November 2010 China missile launch, this MoD (Ministry of Defense) report continues, they have likewise labeled the 30 October missile launch as a fireball-meteor and the 20 November one as ‘maybe’ another fireball-meteor or contrail.
Important to note, Russian intelligence analysts in this report say, was that China warned the US about its planned 30 October launch test when on Sunday 27 October the world was given a rare glimpse into China's nuclear-powered submarine fleet, with State-owned media carrying extensive coverage of the previously mysterious strategic deterrence force."

China shows it's ICBM fleet to the world, then shows it to us up close.
You people really need to read mor than your propaganda bullshit.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1094837 Mar 10, 2014
should be "UK, and China"
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1094838 Mar 10, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
People don't get to choose whether or not they fund our infrastructure or support our military. If you don't want to contribute, please leave. Simple as that.
I know you aren't asking the great Flackster to leave this country..How would we ever survive after all he knows everyone personally. He has access to all of our military bases which are all within 20 miles of him. He also knows how they all vote. He knows all about the budget and I suspect he helps with that. Talk about a moonbat.

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