Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1619989 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 07

Location hidden

#1184551 Aug 12, 2014
Riots in the City was the reason the farms became the suburbs a little while ago.
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> I believe that the Labor participation rates are all people 16 and older.
http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_303.htm
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1184552 Aug 12, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
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Still evading the point, huh Amos. Border enforcement is a Federal responsibility, as Obama has emphasized time and time again. Even to the point of bringing suit against states who try to enforce the law. There is no enforcement. ANYONE can stroll across our border without any inconvenience whatsoever.
The point was James O'keefe trickery fkface, stay up to speed eh?

He was accompanied by a film crew and a caravan of Hudspeth County Law Enforcement. Do you have a clue about where Hudspeth County Texas is?

James O'Keefe is living, breathing, walking, talking proof that right wingers and teaparty trolls are saps, suckers and in your case imbeciles.
Ray Donovan

United States

#1184553 Aug 12, 2014
Will Hillary say ¨If you liked the last 8 years, vote for me¨?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1184554 Aug 12, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>Read the Numbers: Obama Will Bankrupt America
Comment
When President Barack Obama entered office in January, the greatest problem America faced was neither the war in Afghanistan nor the recession. It was the imminent crisis of the welfare state.
Not only has Obama failed to deal with this crisis, he is pursuing policies that will bankrupt America.
In March, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, led by former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, calculated the total value of the federal government's "unfunded liabilities" as they stood at the end of fiscal 2008. These liabilities include the publicly held portion of the national debt plus the amount the government must pay to cover all the entitlement benefits it has promised to living Americans through Social Security, Medicare and other welfare-state programs minus the tax revenue the government can expect to collect to pay for these entitlements under existing tax law.
The sum of these unfunded liabilities, the foundation discovered, stood at $56.4 trillion. That equals $435,000 for every full-time worker in the United States.
How did Obama respond to this problem?
First, he signed a $787-billion stimulus law. Obama repeatedly claimed this law — that not one member of Congress read in its entirety — was urgently needed to create jobs. In fact, most of the new spending it authorized was for longer-term projects, including creating a national system of electronic health records for every person in America in anticipation of Obama's plan to nationalize the health care system.
The Government Accountability Office reported last month that at the end of fiscal 2009, 78 percent of the stimulus money remained unspent. But don't worry: Obama will spend it eventually.
Then, Obama offered his first federal budget. In 2008, President Bush's last year in office, the federal government spent $2.983 trillion. Under Obama's plan, according to the Congressional Budget Office, annual federal spending will climb to $4.982 trillion by 2019. In 2008, the federal deficit was a record $459 billion. Over the next decade, Obama's plan would increase the national debt by a total of $7.137 trillion, running annual deficits averaging $713.7 billion per year.
CBO's estimate of Obama's new federal debt was based on optimistic assumptions. It assumed low inflation rates, low interest rates and a national economy that grows for 10 straight years after this year without dipping into another recession.
It also assumed that the Bush tax cuts would expire as planned after 2010 and income tax rates would rise for middle-class Americans.
So there was no crisis during the nearly twelve consecutive years of Republican run Congresses - 8 under a Republican President.

Nope.

According to Flacktard, there was no welfare state crisis until Jan of 2009 & now its all Obama's fault.

Then, all the debt due to the Bush Recession is also "Obama's plan"

Flacktard is just another chickensh*t whiner who can't admit that Bush & the Republicans f*cked this country and instead try to pass the blame onto Obama.

Just how pathetic can you get.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1184555 Aug 12, 2014
U.S. Unemployment: Retirees Are Not The Labor Exodus Problem
By Robert Romano
Since 2008, the civilian non-institutional population has jumped by 11.9 million, yet the civilian labor force has only increased by 1.1 million, according to annual figures published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The above numbers speak to a pronounced drop in labor force participation—that is, those working or looking for work—with the participation rate dropping from almost 66 percent throughout 2008 to its current level of 62.8 percent, the lowest it’s been since 1978.
If the labor force participation rate had held steady at its 2008 level, unemployment would be 11.2 percent instead of the current reported rate of 6.7 percent.
That labor force participation has been dropping is undisputed. The question is why.
Is the decline in labor force participation a result of older people retiring en masse, younger people failing to enter the work force, or both?
If it is the former, then Americans can take confidence in the reported unemployment rate of 6.7 percent, that its steady drop is very real and means labor market conditions are in fact improving.
If, however, younger Americans are not entering the labor force and/or middle-aged people are dropping out, quite the opposite. The reported unemployment rate then understates the reality of current labor market conditions. Then, individuals are not looking for work conceivably because there is little work to be found and so they are giving up — in short, an economic calamity.
On one side are those who take the view that what is being observed are actually Baby Boomers leaving the workforce and retiring, such as minnpost.com ’s Erik Hare, writing in a piece,“Decline in labor force driven by retirement, not discouragement.”
Hare calls it a “lie” that “this is the result of people giving up looking for work, a sign that the ‘recovery’ is weak.” Instead, Hare points to a Philadelphia Federal Reserve study on the topic that takes a narrow look at Bureau nonparticipation data, concluding that retirements beginning in 2010 began to play a role in driving down the participation rate.
The trouble with the study is that labor participation has been declining a lot longer than since 2010. In fact, it peaked in 1997 at 67.1 percent, and has dropped annually ever since. As the study notes,“retirement had not played much of a role until around 2010.” By then, the rate had already dropped 2.4 percent.
Meaning, retirement cannot be thought to have played much of a role in the participation rates up until that point, and may only be tangentially affecting it now.
On the other side are those such as senior fellow and director of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute, Diana Furchtgott-Roth who, in a Jan. 14 piece for RealcCearMarkets.com noted that “since 2000 the labor force participation rates of workers 55 and over have been rising steadily, and the labor force participation rates of workers between 16 and 54 have been declining.”
Which is absolutely true. Since 2003, those 65 years and older have seen their labor force participation rate rise from 13.99 percent to 18.7 percent. Those aged 55-64 saw their rate rise from 62.44 percent to 64.36 percent, a recent Americans for Limited Government (ALG) study of Bureau data from 2003-2013 shows.
Meanwhile, participation by those aged 16-24 dropped from 61.56 percent in 2003 to 55.05 percent in 2013, and for those aged 25-54, it dropped from 82.98 percent to 82.01 percent.
So, does older Americans working longer, younger people failing to enter the labor force, and the middle-aged dropping out account for the decrease in labor force participation?
Yes on all counts, the ALG study shows.
Specifically, 16-24 year olds failing to enter the labor force alone took 1.29 percent off the overall labor force participation rate. 25-54 year olds took a whopping 5.24 percent off the rate.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1184556 Aug 12, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>
A little early for Kwanzaa shopping isn't it?
When do you start son?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1184557 Aug 12, 2014
Remarks by the President on Ending the War in Iraq:

October 21, 2011

"THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end -- for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world. After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011."

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/20...

Obama's Boldfaced Lie: It Wasn't My Idea to Leave Iraq

August 11, 2014
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1184558 Aug 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You forgot to put content into your post... again. Here it is again for your convenient reference.
How is Bush crushing the Islamist jihad in Iraq a disaster, moron?
Please explain that to us.
How is Bush eliminating the Islamist jihad from Iraq, and they returning after Obama puts the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House, Bush's fault, idiot?
So, what you're saying is, when Obama declared Iraq a stable democracy, he was lying, right?
Why are you calling Obama a liar?... what other lies from Obama are you aware of?... after counting them, would you call Obama a pathological liar?
Son, you lack content to being with.

That's why you're always asking questions and giving your opinions....
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1184559 Aug 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no plan to defeat ISIS (Al Qaeda). This is all smoke and mirrors to set the stage for the United States recognizing the Islamist terrorist state ISIS (Al Qaeda) declared from the territory they conquered, giving the Muslim Brotherhood a country to control and status in the world as a governing authority after they were booted out of every government in the world except for the White House.
The only government in the world where the Muslim Brotherhood has authority is the government of the United States. It is critical to the Muslim Brotherhood that they be given a country, or they and their war against western civilization dies.
This is just another example of the Democrats helping any enemy of the United States, something they have done since the beginning of the Cold War.
lol! Speaking of lacking content.......
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1184560 Aug 12, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
McCain and Boehner painted themselves into a corner. They either had to impeach Obama, or delay the impeachment with a smoke and mirrors carnival trick of suing the President for impeachable offenses. Nothing will ever come of it, and it serves a valuable propaganda goal, It gives the ignorant the impression they're doing something. You think they're doing something you don't like. People duped by the RINOs think they're doing something they like. It's all a ruse to avoid or delay impeachment.
lol! Again, speaking of lacking content and offering only opinions......

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1184561 Aug 12, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The Senate belongs to Harry Reid, a democrat, you friggin' moran!!!
filibuster - every heard of it?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1184562 Aug 12, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Things would be wonderful if Republicans rolled over for Obama the way you did for Bush.
You people should rebrand yourselves as the 'Perfect Party'.

I assume that would satisfy your egos!!!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1184563 Aug 12, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So there was no crisis during the nearly twelve consecutive years of Republican run Congresses - 8 under a Republican President.
Nope.
According to Flacktard, there was no welfare state crisis until Jan of 2009 & now its all Obama's fault.
Then, all the debt due to the Bush Recession is also "Obama's plan"
Flacktard is just another chickensh*t whiner who can't admit that Bush & the Republicans f*cked this country and instead try to pass the blame onto Obama.
Just how pathetic can you get.
You prove daily that you can't understand a damn thing you read.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1184564 Aug 12, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Signs the Progressive 'we need more undocumented workers injected into the economy' economy is on fire!
who was president in 2007 and 2010????
'15.1 percent— just over 46 million Americans— were officially in poverty in 2010. This is an increase from 12.5 percent in 2007.'
See more at: http://stateofworkingamerica.org/fact-sheets/...
Forks is sofa ing stupid that he doesn't know there was a recession.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1184565 Aug 12, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Feel free to google "baby boomers leaving workforce" to learn that you're full of sht.
many of the baby boomers are leaving the workforce through layoffs....
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1184566 Aug 12, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
filibuster - every heard of it?
Oh, they've heard about it.

They've used it more than any other time in history.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#1184567 Aug 12, 2014
Urban shopping areas will be militarized.This is Obama's America.
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>When do you start son?
Remember when the suburbs did not want a highway from the city, coming through their small town.
Ray Donovan

United States

#1184568 Aug 12, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So there was no crisis during the nearly twelve consecutive years of Republican run Congresses - 8 under a Republican President.
Who said that?
Anonymous

Olsztyn, Poland

#1184569 Aug 12, 2014
that's what barack should do with his head :D

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1184570 Aug 12, 2014
BUSINESS DAY

In Ambitious Bid, Walmart Seeks Foothold in Primary Care Services
By RACHEL ABRAMSAUG. 7, 2014

Welcome to Walmart. The nurse will be right with you.

Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, has spent years trying to turn some of its millions of customers into patients, offering a simple menu of medical services that consumers can buy along with everything from a bag of chips to a lawn mower. Now, the store is making an aggressive push to become a one-stop shopping destination for medical care.

The company has opened five primary care locations in South Carolina and Texas, and plans to open a sixth clinic in Palestine, Tex., on Friday and another six by the end of the year. The clinics, it says, can offer a broader range of services, like chronic disease management, than the 100 or so acute care clinics leased by hospital operators at Walmarts across the country. Unlike CVS or Walgreens, which also offer some similar services, or Costco, which offers eye care, Walmart is marketing itself as a primary medical provider.

Like its competitors, Walmart is looking to grab a bigger share of the billions of health care dollars being spent in the United States and benefit from the changes that have resulted from the Affordable Care Act.

With its vast rural footprint, Walmart is positioning its primary care clinics in areas where doctors are scarce, and where medical care, with or without insurance, can be prohibitively expensive. If they succeed, the company said, it is prepared to open even more.

“If they’re rolling it out across the rural stores primarily, they’re actually filling an important gap in the health care ecosystem,” said Skip Snow, a health care analyst at Forrester Research.

But while experts agree that increased access to health care is a good thing, others say patients with chronic conditions need complex care that retail giants cannot provide. Diseases like diabetes, for example, can result in complications that are not easy to manage.

“There’s not a role for retail clinics to take care of chronic, ongoing problems like that,” said Dr. Robert L. Wergin, the president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians.“It can provide a service, maybe an entryway into a system.”

While the company says that about 15 to 20 patients use the existing primary clinics every day, a large percentage of those patients do not have a primary doctor outside Walmart, according to Dr. David Severance, the corporate medical director at QuadMed, which is joining with Walmart to help staff and run the clinics.

For patients with complex issues, Dr. Severance said, the goal was for Walmart to be a patient’s first stop and part of a continuum of care.“In that circumstance, it’s our desire to get those individuals established with a primary care provider, preferably a physician within the community,” he said.

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