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NOBAMA

Carrollton, GA

#1 Feb 14, 2013
Many businesses in America, large, medium and small, are operating on shoestring budgets. As Obamacare began to kick in, hundreds of businesses began laying off staff to offset the increased costs they face under Obamacare. Consequently, thousands of people have lost their jobs, thanks to Obama and his Affordable Care Act.
Hundreds of other businesses, especially many small businesses have had to drop health benefits for their employees as they can no longer afford the higher premiums. Consequently, thousands of Americans who still have jobs have lost their employer provided healthcare plans. The vast majority of these employees cannot afford to purchase their own health insurance because the Affordable Care Act has driven prices beyond what is affordable. Consequently, thousands of Americans are finding themselves uninsured.
Then there are all of the tax increases that took effect this year that are also hitting business owners hard. If a business owner makes $250,000 or more a year, they are facing combined tax increases of 6%-10%.
So you have business owners paying more for employee health coverage and more in taxes. However, their revenue intake is not increasing, which means this all comes off their already thin profit margin.
NOBAMA

Carrollton, GA

#2 Feb 14, 2013
Now President Obama wants to add a third financial burden onto the already weakened shoulders of business owners. He wants to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour. If you’re an employee making minimum wage, this sounds great. That means you will earn $70 more per week or $3,640 more per year.


Obama claims raising the minimum wage will help eliminate poverty, but it won’t. In reality, it will cause more businesses operating with a very thin profit margin to either cut more jobs or close their doors. Either alternative means more people losing their jobs. If they weren’t part of the poverty class then they soon will be.
Have you ever heard the expression ‘three strikes and you’re out?’ If Obama gets his way with the minimum wage increase, many business owners will be getting their third strike. First, increased costs of Obamacare. Second, increased taxes. Third, increase wage costs.
All I can say is be prepared to see more going out of business sales and signs followed by more empty buildings. More empty buildings means less rent income for the landlords, so they have to take action to cut costs and more jobs are lost. The more empty buildings, the less sales and service from other companies and they will also have to take action and reduce staff.
Remember the move, The Perfect Storm, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio? Three different storms merged to form one huge storm that ended up claiming the crew of the swordfishing boat, the Andrea Gail. Americas’ businesses are about to get hit by their own perfect storm, the combination of three significant cost increases. Like the Andrea Gail, many businesses will not be able to weather this perfect financial storm. They will flounder, fill up with costs that can’t be met, and sink out of sight, all due to the economic policies of President Obama.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#3 Feb 15, 2013
OMG!!! The sky is falling!!

Actually the time to make these doom and gloom predictions was when we last had a Republican president.

In case you don't remember, he really DID tank the economy and everybody lost their homes and savings and all the businesses closed and nobody had a job? Congress was meeting on the front-steps of the capital and some of the biggest financial institutions closed? US automakers were about to go under?

Luckily - VERY luckily - Americans had just elected a new president who was able to start getting THAT huge mess cleaned up. He's done a pretty good job of it, considering the total destruction the Republicans left the country in. Americans thought he did such a good job at cleaning up that mess that they elected him a 2nd time.

So really, shut up with your doom and gloom unless you want to talk about how the same old Republican policies that they haven't parted ways with would just lead to the same complete destruction they did the last time around.

By the way - if you're going to cut and paste - which we ABSOLUTELY know you did - you really should post your source.

Not run along and quit being so damn stupid. MMM--kay??
small business owner

Carrollton, GA

#4 Feb 15, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
OMG!!! The sky is falling!!
Actually the time to make these doom and gloom predictions was when we last had a Republican president.
In case you don't remember, he really DID tank the economy and everybody lost their homes and savings and all the businesses closed and nobody had a job? Congress was meeting on the front-steps of the capital and some of the biggest financial institutions closed? US automakers were about to go under?
Luckily - VERY luckily - Americans had just elected a new president who was able to start getting THAT huge mess cleaned up. He's done a pretty good job of it, considering the total destruction the Republicans left the country in. Americans thought he did such a good job at cleaning up that mess that they elected him a 2nd time.
So really, shut up with your doom and gloom unless you want to talk about how the same old Republican policies that they haven't parted ways with would just lead to the same complete destruction they did the last time around.
By the way - if you're going to cut and paste - which we ABSOLUTELY know you did - you really should post your source.
Not run along and quit being so damn stupid. MMM--kay??
thats because of a DEMOCRAT bill passed so everyone could afford a home,even those who didnt make enough to apply for the loan,or was in any way made enough money to pay it back, this is why the housing market collapsed.

Since: Jan 10

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#5 Feb 15, 2013
small business owner wrote:
<quoted text>thats because of a DEMOCRAT bill passed so everyone could afford a home,even those who didnt make enough to apply for the loan,or was in any way made enough money to pay it back, this is why the housing market collapsed.
+1 (somewhat, there were some other "less impact" reasons)

It's amazing that Barney Frank, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, get a free pass from the clueless and uneducated. No research is done by these erudite individuals as to how many times the previous POTUSA "warned" us about what was to happen.

I used to work with a woman (admin assistant type) who made (her words) barely enough to support her and her unemployed husband (who had been so for a long time). She came in my office one day and told me they were going to buy a house that cost about 5x what her annual earnings were and asked what I thought. I asked her how financially wise she thought that was and could she afford the 30 mortgage without compromising anything. Her reply was something like, "It's an interest only loan, if they can't pay for it they'll file bankruptcy and mind my own business..." I reminded her that she wanted to know what I thought...

It's still amazing that so many people don't understand money, how it works, how to pay for things...Seems the vast majority of them are liberals...
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#6 Feb 15, 2013
small business owner wrote:
<quoted text>thats because of a DEMOCRAT bill passed so everyone could afford a home,even those who didnt make enough to apply for the loan,or was in any way made enough money to pay it back, this is why the housing market collapsed.
Credit Default Swaps.'nuff said.
Called Out

Dallas, GA

#7 Feb 15, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
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Credit Default Swaps.'nuff said.
Deregulated and signed into law by Clinton.'nuff said.
CallingOutRightB ackAtcha

Douglasville, GA

#8 Feb 15, 2013
Called Out wrote:
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Deregulated and signed into law by Clinton.'nuff said.
If you wanna blame the Democrats you've got to explain why every Republican Puppet of Big-Money Congressman wants to repeal Dodd-Frank.

Since: Jan 10

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#9 Feb 15, 2013
Called Out wrote:
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Deregulated and signed into law by Clinton.'nuff said.
+1

But, why confuse someone with the facts? It's easier to blame Bush.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#10 Feb 15, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
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+1
But, why confuse someone with the facts? It's easier to blame Bush.
Here's an interesting fact: The Financial Services Moderation Act was authored by Phill Graham , of all things - wait for it - a Texas Republican. A Republican from Iowa introduced it to the House. They did so under pressure from .... wait for it!... Big Banking -(who woulda guessed Republicans doing the will of Big Banking?).

Then there was the Commodities Futures Modernization Act, brought into legislation by .... wait for it.... Phil Graham - A Texas Republican doing the will of his big-money players who pulled his strings.

At that time there were both House and Senate Republican majorities. Fact.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#11 Feb 15, 2013
OBAMA:

1. Voted against increasing the debt limit; then supported raising it.
2 .Campaigned against the Bush tax cuts; then extended all of them.
3. Promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term; then proposed trillion dollar deficits.
4. Vowed the unemployment rate would be below 8% if his stimulus was passed; but then it broke 10%.
5. Promised shovel ready jobs; then admitted they weren’t shovel ready.
6 .Said if you like your health plan you can keep it; but then threw seniors off Medicare Plus and employers are now saying they’ll dump people onto the public exchange.
7. Promised to have health care negotiations on live TV, but then reversed himself.
8. Indicated Bush violated the Constitution; then carried out warrantless wiretaps, indefinite detentions, secret renditions, quadrupled drone attacks, and kept Guantanamo Bay open. Voted against the Patriot Act, but then supported its extension.
9. Said lobbyists wouldn’t work in the White House; then gave them waivers to work there.
10. Vowed to take public financing for his 2008 campaign; then refused public financing when he realized he would receive more money without it.

Wait for it.....wait for it.......I guess all those politicians look like idiots from time to time, huh? Oh, wait. Obama is the PRESIDENT!

Since: Jan 10

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#12 Feb 15, 2013
Synergy wrote:
OBAMA:
1. Voted against increasing the debt limit; then supported raising it.
2 .Campaigned against the Bush tax cuts; then extended all of them.
3. Promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term; then proposed trillion dollar deficits.
4. Vowed the unemployment rate would be below 8% if his stimulus was passed; but then it broke 10%.
5. Promised shovel ready jobs; then admitted they weren’t shovel ready.
6 .Said if you like your health plan you can keep it; but then threw seniors off Medicare Plus and employers are now saying they’ll dump people onto the public exchange.
7. Promised to have health care negotiations on live TV, but then reversed himself.
8. Indicated Bush violated the Constitution; then carried out warrantless wiretaps, indefinite detentions, secret renditions, quadrupled drone attacks, and kept Guantanamo Bay open. Voted against the Patriot Act, but then supported its extension.
9. Said lobbyists wouldn’t work in the White House; then gave them waivers to work there.
10. Vowed to take public financing for his 2008 campaign; then refused public financing when he realized he would receive more money without it.
Wait for it.....wait for it.......I guess all those politicians look like idiots from time to time, huh? Oh, wait. Obama is the PRESIDENT!
LMAO. Why did you stop at 10?
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#13 Feb 15, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
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LMAO. Why did you stop at 10?
That's all there was in the list she plagiarized those from. What do you want from her, something ORIGINAL?

In the words of Synergy: ROFLMAO.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#14 Feb 15, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
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That's all there was in the list she plagiarized those from. What do you want from her, something ORIGINAL?
In the words of Synergy: ROFLMAO.
You are without a doubt the most pathetic poster on Topix. So, now I plagiarize? I posted something from an article just as hundreds of other people have done and now I (and I alone) plagiarize? You are the lowest form of a loser. You can dish it, but you can't take it. What a petty little miserable miniscule of an individual you are.

ChickenButt has just shown how Obama drunk he is. I posted FACTS about Obama and I DARED to post it and now I plagiarize. ChickenButt, you have absolutely NO credibility. None.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#15 Feb 16, 2013
Synergy wrote:
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I posted something from an article........ I DARED to post it and now I plagiarize. ChickenButt, you have absolutely NO credibility.
Yes. You plagiarize. You just admitted you copied. You didn't provide a source. That's the very definition of plagiarizing.
WebstersDictionary wrote:
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pla·gia·rizedpla·gia·riz·ing
Definition of PLAGIARIZE
transitive verb
: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
So how is that not credible? Answer: It is credible. You just use whatever words you can think of to argue, all the time, so you can get some kind of last word in.

It's what you do. We get it. But don't fool yourself into thinking you actually are convincing anyone with your weak arguments.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#16 Feb 16, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
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Here's an interesting fact: The Financial Services Moderation Act was authored by Phill Graham , of all things - wait for it - a Texas Republican. A Republican from Iowa introduced it to the House. They did so under pressure from .... wait for it!... Big Banking -(who woulda guessed Republicans doing the will of Big Banking?).
Then there was the Commodities Futures Modernization Act, brought into legislation by .... wait for it.... Phil Graham - A Texas Republican doing the will of his big-money players who pulled his strings.
At that time there were both House and Senate Republican majorities. Fact.
Democrat votes in favor of these bills were necessary to get both bills passed, despite a republican majority, and Clinton signed them.
ChicknButt

Norcross, GA

#17 Feb 16, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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Democrat votes in favor of these bills were necessary to get both bills passed, despite a republican majority, and Clinton signed them.
The political scenery was quite a bit different at the time. This happened before the Republican Party became completely obstructionist and unyielding. At the time bi-partisanship compromises were the norm.

At the time of these laws being passed Clinton was a lame-duck president with elections coming up, recently acquitted during impeachment proceedings for getting a mess on Monicas dress, with a Republican House and Senate.

Essentially a few Dems HAD to play along with the Republicans at the time if they stood any chance of having any political power in 2001.

In the Senate there was only 1 Democratic vote. In the house Dems argued at the time that it would allow banks to become too big to fail.

Make no mistake, this was a Republican initiative through and through. And as usual, the only ones to benefit from this initiative was big-money, while putting citizens at risk.

And everything worked out just about as it usually does when Republican policy is enacted. A complete mess.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#18 Feb 16, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
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Yes. You plagiarize. You just admitted you copied. You didn't provide a source. That's the very definition of plagiarizing.
<quoted text>
So how is that not credible? Answer: It is credible. You just use whatever words you can think of to argue, all the time, so you can get some kind of last word in.
It's what you do. We get it. But don't fool yourself into thinking you actually are convincing anyone with your weak arguments.
Interesting how you don't point out and pout when the LIBERALS plagiarize. You are SO predictible.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#19 Feb 16, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>
The political scenery was quite a bit different at the time. This happened before the Republican Party became completely obstructionist and unyielding. At the time bi-partisanship compromises were the norm.
At the time of these laws being passed Clinton was a lame-duck president with elections coming up, recently acquitted during impeachment proceedings for getting a mess on Monicas dress, with a Republican House and Senate.
Essentially a few Dems HAD to play along with the Republicans at the time if they stood any chance of having any political power in 2001.
In the Senate there was only 1 Democratic vote. In the house Dems argued at the time that it would allow banks to become too big to fail.
Make no mistake, this was a Republican initiative through and through. And as usual, the only ones to benefit from this initiative was big-money, while putting citizens at risk.
And everything worked out just about as it usually does when Republican policy is enacted. A complete mess.
Both bills required substantial house democratic votes to pass. That is called bi-partisan. Clinton signed them into law. As far as the majority and lame duck arguments go, Bush was a lame duck when congress did most of the damage under a democratic majority in 2006-2008.
AlphabeticalChic kn

Norcross, GA

#20 Feb 16, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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Both bills required substantial house democratic votes to pass. That is called bi-partisan. Clinton signed them into law.
If you've got to boil it down to an oversimplification statement while ignoring the big-picture scenario in which the events happened, you've got no argument that works.

It was a Republican initiative. That's what it was.

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