Vote Obama out in 2012 Election
THE HAMMER

United States

#2704 Apr 22, 2012
Welfare Spending Up 41 Percent Under Obama

In 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty” in America, the poverty rate stood at around 19 percent.

Since then, total federal, state, and local spending on anti-poverty programs has amounted to $15 trillion, yet the poverty rate now stands at 15.1 percent, the highest level in nearly a decade.

“Clearly we are doing something wrong,” according to the Cato Institute, which has released a new policy analysis on welfare spending that calls the war on poverty a “failure.”

The federal government will spend more than $668 billion on anti-poverty programs this year, an increase of 41 percent or more than $193 billion since President Barack Obama took office. State and local government expenditures will amount to another $284 billion, bringing the total to nearly $1 trillion — far more than the $685 billion spent on defense.

Federal, state and local governments now spend $20,610 a year for every poor person in the United States, or $61,830 for each poor family of three.

“Given that the poverty line for that family is just $18,530, we should have theoretically wiped out poverty in America many times over,” writes Michael Tanner, director of health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute and author of “The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in Civil Society.”

Most welfare programs are means-tested programs providing cash, food, housing, medical care, or other benefits to low-income persons and families, or programs targeted at communities or disadvantaged groups, such as the homeless.

The federal government alone now funds 126 separate and often overlapping programs designed to fight poverty, Tanner points out.

There are 33 housing programs run by four different cabinet departments, 21 programs providing food or food-purchasing assistance administered by three different federal departments and one independent agency, and eight healthcare programs administered by five separate agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services.

The largest welfare program is Medicaid, which provides benefits to 49 million Americans and cost more than $228 billion last year, followed by the food stamps program, with 41 million participants and a price tag of nearly $72 billion. Other programs range from Federal Pell Grants ($41 billion) down to lower-cost programs such as Weatherization Assistance for Low Income Persons ($250 million) and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program ($20 million).

At least 106 million Americans receive benefits from one or more of these programs. Including entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare and salaries for government employees, more than half of Americans now receive a substantial portion of their income from the government.

“Clearly we are spending more than enough money to have significantly reduced poverty, yet we haven't,” Tanner concludes.

“The vast majority of current programs are focused on making poverty more comfortable rather than giving people the tools that will help them escape poverty.

“And we actually have a pretty solid idea of the keys to getting out of and staying out of poverty: finish school, do not get pregnant outside marriage, and get a job, any job, and stick with it.”

Editor's Note:

Special: Obama Calls Reagan a 'Wild-Eyed Socialist.' This Video Proves Him Wrong.
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Proud American

United States

#2705 Apr 22, 2012
More of what Glenn Beck has said:

Glenn Beck said and I quote:

"I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it.

No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out. Is this wrong?"
Proud American

United States

#2706 Apr 22, 2012
"When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like,'Oh shut up' I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining."

Quote from Glenn Beck
Retired Sarg

Coffeyville, KS

#2707 Apr 23, 2012
Another four years of obama would be "its still not my fault, its Bush's, Congress, etc".

“Working from the bottom up”

Since: Feb 12

Bikini Bottoms

#2708 Apr 23, 2012
Proud American wrote:
Romney said to let the U.S. auto industry go bankrupt. Action was taken by President Obama and Congress to save the U.S. auto industry saving millions of jobs and preventing the mass import of autos in the future rather than MADE IN AMERICA.
There is no move to abolish private ownership of property in the U.S. In fact the auto industry is not out of business, but open for business. BUY AMERICAN rather than buy Chinese. We need American jobs not jobs shipped to China.
Bankruptcy does not mean and end to the industry. It gives them a chance to reorganize and get their business in order.

It's one thing to distort your opponents record. All politicians do it. But to just make stuff up about your adversary should be called out by the media.

Unless your name is Barack Obama and the media is your obedient lap dog.

The president has been spreading lies about Mitt Romney's position on saving GM and the auto bailout.

Both agreed on a "managed bankruptcy," meaning the government would maintain financial lines of credit, honoring contracts in bankruptcy so that suppliers would keep operating. "A managed bankruptcy may be the only path to the fundamental restructuring the industry needs," Romney wrote in a 2008 New York Times op-ed that has been willfully distorted by Obama & Media.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/o...

I guess the "Proud American". AKA Lapdog is on the distoret the truth bamdwagon too.
Fake HiLee RedNeck

Coffeyville, KS

#2709 Apr 23, 2012
bottom doc wrote:
<quoted text>Bankruptcy does not mean and end to the industry. It gives them a chance to reorganize and get their business in order.
It's one thing to distort your opponents record. All politicians do it. But to just make stuff up about your adversary should be called out by the media.
Unless your name is Barack Obama and the media is your obedient lap dog.
The president has been spreading lies about Mitt Romney's position on saving GM and the auto bailout.
Both agreed on a "managed bankruptcy," meaning the government would maintain financial lines of credit, honoring contracts in bankruptcy so that suppliers would keep operating. "A managed bankruptcy may be the only path to the fundamental restructuring the industry needs," Romney wrote in a 2008 New York Times op-ed that has been willfully distorted by Obama & Media.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/o...
I guess the "Proud American". AKA Lapdog is on the distoret the truth bamdwagon too.
Well it seems that HiLee (Bottom Doc) has returned from his recent trucking trip. Here he is spewing forth more FoxNews bile. Mindless Nameless but perfectly clear

“Working from the bottom up”

Since: Feb 12

Bikini Bottoms

#2710 Apr 23, 2012
Glenn Beck is NOT running for President.
Get back on topic.

OH I forgot!!!! If you stay on topic, you have nothing to offer.
THE HAMMER

United States

#2711 Apr 23, 2012
Is Obama Stupid and Lazy?

Although that’s quite a provocative question, evidence is mounting that Obama may not be as intelligent as his supporters and cheerleaders in the media constantly assure us. The reality may be that Obama is mostly a creation of the liberal media. Indeed, the more we dig into his past, the more we find very little substance and discover how a network of liberal professors, law firms, and others, gave him a pass on performance while he pursued his political agenda.

Educational Background

We know very little about Obama’s academic performance. Sources state that he attended an elite K-12 school in Hawaii called Punahou School, but the school claims that his records are missing.

Obama attended the prestigious Occidental College in California. This is puzzling, however, because he has admitted in his book and elsewhere that he was engaged in heavy drug use while in high school. This seems to show that his studies were the last thing on his mind. How he got in remains a mystery and Obama’s attorneys have blocked access to those records.

Obama finished up his undergraduate years at Columbia College, but, again, Obama won’t release those records either. We have no information to suggest he was a good student. We do know, however, that he did not graduate with honors from Columbia. As the New York Sun writes:

University Spokesman Brian Connolly confirmed that Obama graduated with a major in political science but without honors. Nevertheless, he was later admitted to Harvard Law School.

The University of Chicago released a statement on Thursday saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)‘served as a professor’ in the law school—but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed on Friday.‘He did not hold the title of professor of law,’ said Marsha Ferziger Nagorsky, an Assistant Dean for Communications and Lecturer in Law at the school, on East 60th St. in Chicago....

obama's quotes;

Which spin on Romer the Court might adopt is anybody’s guess. What is safe to say is that the views of particular justices on the desirability of rearing in children in homosexual households would play a big part in the decision.

Well, let me — let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.

It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under a McCain government — administration.

It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.

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THE HAMMER

United States

#2712 Apr 23, 2012
The Barack Obama Gaffe-O-Matic

10. "No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something." –making an off-hand joke during an appearance on "The Tonight Show", March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize)

9. "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances." -–after saying he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepared to take office, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2008 (Obama later called Nancy Reagan to apologize)

8. "The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." –in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

7. "What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..." –in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying "your Christian faith," which Obama quickly clarified, Sept. 7, 2008

6. "UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It's the Post Office that's always having problems." –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

5. "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." -- defending his tax plan to Joe the Plumber, who argued that Obama's policy hurts small-business owners like himself, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2008

4. "The Cambridge police acted stupidly." —commenting on a white police officer's arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass., at a news conference, July 22, 2009. Obama later had to convene a "Beer Summit" at the White House to help tamp down the controversy stirred by his remark

3. "It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." –speaking at a San Francisco fundraiser about his troubles winning over some small-town, working-class voters, April 11, 2008

2. "One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world -- Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard." –mispronouncing "Corpsman" (the "ps" is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman's name is also Christopher, not Christian)

1. "I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go." —at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon, May 9, 2008 .
THE HAMMER

United States

#2713 Apr 23, 2012
and add this ...

"Why can't I just eat my waffle?" --after being asked a foreign policy question by a reporter while visiting a diner in Pennsylvania

"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." --explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters

"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society."

"Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions." --exasperated by reporters after a news conference

"You're likeable enough, Hillary." --during a Democratic debate

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." --on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

“Working from the bottom up”

Since: Feb 12

Bikini Bottoms

#2714 Apr 23, 2012
Fake HiLee RedNeck wrote:
<quoted text>Well it seems that HiLee (Bottom Doc) has returned from his recent trucking trip. Here he is spewing forth more FoxNews bile. Mindless Nameless but perfectly clear
I am a masseuse.. I specialize in bottoms.. Are you in need? Sure you are. Especially considering how you always have something up your bottom.

Never more than an iota of an ameobic thought, and never more than less than clear in in a mindless sort of way..
Aww shucks... Did I say that?

Love you dear.

How do you like my picture? That was taken while surfing......The net.
Fake HiLee RedNeck

Coffeyville, KS

#2715 Apr 23, 2012
bottom doc wrote:
<quoted text>I am a masseuse.. I specialize in bottoms.. Are you in need? Sure you are. Especially considering how you always have something up your bottom.
Never more than an iota of an ameobic thought, and never more than less than clear in in a mindless sort of way..
Aww shucks... Did I say that?
Love you dear.
How do you like my picture? That was taken while surfing......The net.
Ohhhhh so you now give "massages" to supplement your legit income? What is the going rate for a "massage" with a Happy Ending?

“Working from the bottom up”

Since: Feb 12

Bikini Bottoms

#2716 Apr 23, 2012
Fake HiLee RedNeck wrote:
<quoted text>Ohhhhh so you now give "massages" to supplement your legit income? What is the going rate for a "massage" with a Happy Ending?
It would be free for you.. I know your affinity for the old "slippery snake"...
Mildred Tripley

Coffeyville, KS

#2717 Apr 23, 2012
Margie, you liesd when you said you loved me. I didn't abolish that right. I knew when the system got hot, whenever times eget riough. And I will always do my duty, whenever times get HOT! I will always do my duty, whenever times get HOT, and I will always wave that american flag for justice truth and rights of the grains tonight. Obama Obama it's coming to you, the truth of the people on the ps2. The era of truth has just arrived. Let's fight for the people and stay alive. Yule tidings for the people of Obamacare tonight. Oh please save us Obamacare tonight! Mix and mingle with the hopped up hits from Obama's care of night, for right, and justice hightrains. Powerdfc to the people! i nseed to go byes
Fake HiLee RedNeck

Coffeyville, KS

#2718 Apr 23, 2012
bottom doc wrote:
<quoted text>It would be free for you.. I know your affinity for the old "slippery snake"...
so youre gonna comp me! I love a Happy Ending!
Fake HiLee RedNeck

Coffeyville, KS

#2719 Apr 23, 2012
So do you now have a mobile massage center? You give happy endings at each truck stop? Rite outta yer Big Rig High-Lee?

“Working from the bottom up”

Since: Feb 12

Bikini Bottoms

#2720 Apr 23, 2012
Fake HiLee RedNeck wrote:
So do you now have a mobile massage center? You give happy endings at each truck stop? Rite outta yer Big Rig High-Lee?
No no no.. You don't unnerstand.. I carry my "big rig" with me to my massage center. C'mon now.. Git it right.
Pedro

United States

#2721 Apr 23, 2012
les git le?

les si rojo cuello pervertido?
Brave Meander

Coffeyville, KS

#2722 Apr 23, 2012
dude this has nothign to do with Obama any more. Mildred, are you on crack? And what's with this bottom doc dude acting all weird? Come on guys, stick to the topic! This is ridiculous. And by the way, bottom doc, SHUT UP.

“Working from the bottom up”

Since: Feb 12

Bikini Bottoms

#2723 Apr 23, 2012
Brave Meander wrote:
dude this has nothign to do with Obama any more. Mildred, are you on crack? And what's with this bottom doc dude acting all weird? Come on guys, stick to the topic! This is ridiculous. And by the way, bottom doc, SHUT UP.
Me wierd? How so dear?I'm only responding to other posters.. How about you? Whay diod you not post about the topic instead of asking about me? Need a massage? Sorry dear..I'm all booked up.

Now to the topic..
If you think Obama is looking out for the security of this country. You need to take a look, or listen to what he an Medvedev discussed in Seoul, South Korea recently.. The man is only interested in power at any cost, including promising concessions to the Russian in exchange for "space" on senstive talks that the American people will not support him on. Once he manages to get reelected he will have more "flexibilty"..Untill then he must be seen as being tough on the Russians when discussing American security..

Topical enough for you, or were you thinking about some other kind of topical?

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