#39683 Oct 20, 2012
Why Do So Many Republicans Really Hate Obama?
Could it be that they hate him because he has been able to do what they failed to do:
1. Affordable Care Act
2.$789B economic stimulus package
3. U.S. auto industry bail out (GM and Chrysler)
4. Cash for clunkers
5. Incentives for buyers of hybrid automobiles
6. Housing rescue plan and incentives for first time home buyers
7. Credits for purchasers of energy efficient appliances
8. Equal pay for women
9.$716B MEDICARE savings over next 10 years to keep program solvent
10. Lower drug costs for seniors and elimination of donut hole
11. Ended policy forbidding Medicare from negotiating for cheaper drugs.
12. Limited lobbyist’s access to the White House
13. Ended the war in Iraq
14. Closed secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and ended renditions
15. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell and biomedical research
16. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
17. Funded high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
18. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
19. Expanded Pell grant program and implemented easier loan repayment policy
20. Phased out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems
21. The Guantanamo prison camp is being phased out
22. Torture banned. U.S. now in compliance with the Geneva Convention
23. Better body armor provided to our troops
24. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear inspection talks
25. Increased pay and benefits for military personnel
26. Improved housing for military personnel and veterans benefits
27. Proposed a Veterans Jobs Act (filibustered by the GOP 3 weeks ago)
28. Ended no-bid defense contract policy
29. Closed offshore tax havens (sorry Mitt)
30. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to allow US government access to records of tax evaders and criminals
31. Ended tax benefits to corporations that outsource American jobs
32. Championed credit card consumer protection legislation
33. Expanded loans and tax credits to small businesses
34. Appointed the first Latina to the Supreme Court
35. Limited salaries of senior White House aides to $100,000
36. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
Ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and authorized drone strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries
Since: Sep 12
#39684 Oct 20, 2012
Issa To Subpoena Health Dept for Obamacare Documents
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is now on notice that her agency will be subpoenaed for documents for a program Rep. Darrell Issa says hides the effects of Obamacare.
The Department of Health and Human Services had a chance to repond without a subpoena but made an “embarrassing” attempt, according to Issa.
"Basically somebody hit a button and said print out a bunch of spreadsheets in an illegible format," Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Fox News. "So we will be issuing the subpoena."
Issa has requested documents about an $8 billion program that pays bonuses to Medicare Advantage plans, which Issa claims is being used to hide the first round of Medicare Advantage cuts tied to Obamacare.
"It's an unbelievable abuse of power," he said, adding that the program basically funds "what Obamacare took away," Fox News reported.
#39685 Oct 20, 2012
I want to get butt molested by Romney while Obama pounds my face. Don't judge me.
Since: Sep 12
#39686 Oct 20, 2012
The $831,000,000,000 economic “stimulus” that President Obama spearheaded and signed into law requires his administration to release quarterly reports on its effects. But “the most transparent administration in the history of our country” is now four reports behind schedule and has so far not released any reports whatsoever in 2012. Its most recent quarterly report is for the quarter than ended on June 30, 2011.
One wonders how the administration would treat a private citizen who acted like such a scofflaw in response to one of Obama’s principal legislative initiatives. It certainly appears that this administration, which is so very fond of regulating Americans’ lives — witness the 13,000 pages of Obamacare regulations it has already penned — doesn’t hold itself accountable to the same set of rules that it’s so eager to compel the American people to obey.
Yep this sure is a tranparent presidency. By not releasing these reports as required by law he in a sense has become a criminal.
By: John Hayward
10/19/2012 12:18 PM
Jeffrey Anderson at the Weekly Standard reports on another adventure in lawlessness from the Most Transparent Administration in History: the President is legally obligated to issue quarterly reports on the “success” of his “stimulus” program through September 2013… but since both success and stimulus belong in ironic quotes when describing this trillion-dollar boondoggle, Obama quietly stopped issuing the required reports after the second quarter of 2011.
Back when the reports were coming out, they began with boilerplate text boasting of the “stimulus” bill’s beautiful transparency:“As part of the unprecedented accountability and transparency provisions included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) was charged with providing to Congress quarterly reports on the effects of the Recovery Act on overall economic activity, and on employment in particular.” But evidently that “unprecedented accountability and transparency” went out of fashion two years ahead of schedule, in defiance of clear legal requirements.
“Why would the administration not want to release these reports?” asks Anderson.”Presumably because they have shown what a colossal waste of taxpayer money Obama’s ‘stimulus’ has been.” Even using Obama’s ludicrous “jobs created or saved” parameters, his own economists figured the stimulus blew $317,000 per job – and that’s borrowed money we’re still paying interest on.(If Obama gets a second term, we might be paying interest on it for eternity, because he has no intention of actually reducing the national debt, ever. Instead, he’ll take it up to $20 trillion at least.)
And here’s what the money Obama took from our children is paying for, as a breaking-news expose in Holland, Michigan catches workers at the stimulus-funded LG Chem factory – built with $151 million from the Recovery Act – sitting around and playing cards, because there’s no demand for the Chevy Volt batteries they’re supposed to be producing.
#39687 Oct 20, 2012
You don't have to worry about Mitt Romney butt molesting you...
And everyone else for that matter
That's a givin....
#39688 Oct 20, 2012
Hey notice Putin in just waiting for Romney to yank his chain..
Hahahahaa. Wow Its going to sting...
Vote Barack Obama 2012._yeah baby
The only sane choice...
#39689 Oct 20, 2012
Momentum for Obama in FL
Three new polls are showing increased momentum for President Obama in Florida heading into the final debate in Boca.
1.A NewsMaxZogby poll shows the President widening his lead in FL to 6-percentage points over Mitt Romney, and also shows that he is performing strongly amongst moderates and the state's crucial Hispanic demographic.
2.A new Project New America poll shows Obama up 3-points over Romney, and indicates voters believe Romney is more likely to raise taxes on the middle class. The PNA poll also gives Obama an edge on issues of trust and decision making.
3.A new SurveyUSA poll also shows Obama leading Romney.
@politicalwire: Two new Florida polls today show Obama leading... http://pwire.at/PIlq2K
Florida Poll: Obama leads Romney 48 to 42% in new poll [The Examiner] "President Barack Obama have a bounce from his performance in Tuesday night’s second presidential debate, widening his lead in Florida to 6 percentage points, according to the third of three NewsmaxZogby Tracking Polls…President Obama leads among Hispanics (73 percent-16 percent), African-Americans (88 percent- 5 percent), liberals (91 percent-6 percent), and moderates (59 percent-29 percent)."
Another Florida poll with Obama/Romney neck-and-neck [Orlando Sentinel] "Barack Obama now holds a small, three point lead in Florida, garnering 48% of the vote to Romney’s 45%…By a large margin, Floridians believe President Obama is the one who understands middle class struggles while Romney is more 'out of touch.' The President also has a lead, albeit more narrow, when it comes to trust, decision making and taking a long-term view. Voters are also inclined to believe that Romney is 'more likely to raising taxes on the middle class' than Obama."
#39692 Oct 20, 2012
A new Public Policy Polling survey in Virginia,
conducted on behalf of Health Care for America Now, finds Barack Obama
continuing to hold onto a lead in the state at 49% to 47% for Mitt Romney. PPP
has conducted three Virginia polls since the first Presidential debate and has
found Obama with a 1-3 point advantage on each of them.
Key findings from the survey include:
-By a 53/45 margin voters trust Obama more than
Romney to stand up for the middle class. And by a 50/43 spread they trust Obama
more to make sure that the wealthiest American pay their fair share of taxes.
-Obama has a 51/47 lead with seniors, which may be
driven in part by the fact that 51% of them trust Obama more to protect
Medicare, compared to 46% of voters who pick Romney on that question.
-Obama’s leading 54/42 with women, 91/7 with
African Americans, and 54/38 with voters under 30. Romney’s ahead 53/43 with
men and 59/38 with white voters. The candidates are basically tied among
independents with 45% going for Romney and 44% for Obama.
So basically, Obama leads with women, seniors and a majority see him as a better choice for Medicare, taxes and the middle class. It's +4 for Democrats so it's not an outrageous sample.
#39693 Oct 20, 2012
Tagg Romney Invested in Ohio Electronic Voting Machines
Read more: http://www.politicolnews.com/tagg-romney-inve...
#39697 Oct 20, 2012
About the DoltTipsShameless Self-PromotionAdvertiseOwners Of Electronic Voting Machine Company Are Romney Super-Fans
We’re not really into conspiracy theories here, so let us just say this upfront: we are not presenting the following article as any kind of conspiracy theory. We will say, though, that the people who own voting machines in some important swing states have a pretty remarkable bias toward Mitt Romney and, you know, someone should probably keep an eye on this, no?
Okay, so here’s what we know:
Hart InterCivic is a national provider of election voting systems that are used in swing-states Ohio and Colorado, as well as in states we don’t really care about so much because we already know how they’ll turn out (e.g., Texas, Oklahoma, and Hawaii). Private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, LLC bought out a “significant” portion of Hart in July of 2011, and now the majority of Hart’s board directors are employees of H.I.G.(It’s not entirely clear how much of the voting machine company H.I.G. owns, but the financial advisors responsible for the transaction state that “Hart Intercivic was acquired by HIG Capital.”)
H.I.G., in turn, has ties to Bain & Co. and Mitt Romney directly
#39698 Oct 20, 2012
•Of H.I.G.’s 22 American directors, 21 donated to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. One person made no political donations at all; one person donated to both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama; the remaining 20 directors donated exclusively to Mitt Romney in 2012.(See below for links to donations.)
•Of these 22 American directors, seven of them (nearly one-third) are former Bain employees. Now, we should note (as a reader helpfully pointed out), this is Bain & Co., where Mitt Romney used to work way back when and then left in order to start the affiliated Bain Capital. The connection is therefore a little more tenuous, but we still find H.I.G.’s overwhelming allegiance and financial support of the Romney campaign surprising (not that it’s surprising that a private equity company would lean Republican, but this level of support is pretty unusual).
•Four of H.I.G.’s directors, Tony Tamer, John Bolduc, Douglas Berman, and Brian D. Schwartz, are Romney bundlers along with former Bain and H.I.G. manager Brian Shortsleeve.
•Two of H.I.G.’s managing directors, Douglas F. Berman and Brian D. Schwartz, were present at the $50,000 per plate fundraiser where Mitt Romney made his notorious ”47%” comments.
#39699 Oct 20, 2012
CORRUPTION: Bain-Controlled Company Owns 2012 Voting Machines
#39700 Oct 20, 2012
Romney buys voting machine company
Mitt Romney just acquired the majority of board seats on an e-voting machine company called Intercivic. Intercivic's voting machines will be used in five states. Two of them are swing states- Ohio and Colorado.
The fund that now owns the voting machine company- Solamere- was founded by Tagg Romney with seed money from Mitt Romney. It was initially run out of Romney's 2008 campaign headquarters. Not his home, not some office park, his campaign office. Everybody except for one person that has money in the fund is a Romney donor. You cannot buy shares in Solamere, it is closely held, meaning that only the friends and associates of the Romney family are invited to invest. "Solamere" is named after Mitt Romney's winter home in Deer Valley Utah.
That is who now owns and manages the voting machine company.
#39701 Oct 20, 2012
Tagg Romney, the son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has purchased electronic voting machines that will be used in the 2012 elections in Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington and Colorado.
Through a closely held equity fund called Solamere, Mitt Romney and his wife, son and brother are major investors in an investment firm called H.I.G. Capital. H.I.G. in turn holds a majority share and three out of five board members in Hart Intercivic, a company that owns the notoriously faulty electronic voting machines that will count the ballots in swing state Ohio November 7. Hart machines will also be used elsewhere in the United States.
In other words, a candidate for the presidency of the United States, and his brother, wife and son, have a straight-line financial interest in the voting machines that could decide this fall's election. These machines cannot be monitored by the public. But they will help decide who "owns" the White House."...
#39702 Oct 20, 2012
Oct. 18, 2012 If the Romney’s can’t win legally, they’ll take over Ohio’s electronic voting machines through investments, a direct conflict of interest in a contentious state in this election.
The new owners of Ohio’s voting machines under the brand name HART Intercivic is none other than Tagg Romney the son of one of the candidates Mitt Romney. In recent weeks Tagg has taken a more “active role in his father’s campaign management” but when you look further, he also has a major problem with that role.
By virtue of conflict of interest alone, this role should be investigated by the DOJ preferably involving the addition of the FBI, Homeland Security and the CIA to ensure this connection will not endanger the vote in Ohio and other states.
After all isn’t the security of an election both state and federal authorities responsibility to ensure the election is not stolen, tampered, or results altered?
Read more at ONTD Political: http://ontd-political.livejournal.com/1012504...
#39703 Oct 20, 2012
Voter ID and voter fraud have been a top issues in the 2012 race, as have claims of Republican voter suppression. Mr. Romney's campaign has also been the subject of controversy over misleading ads, false claims, sketchy math on his tax plan, and overall vagueness on women's rights and other hot button issues.
Raising further questions of legitimacy in the Romney campaign is an audio recording recently made public, where Mitt Romney is heard asking independent business owners to apply pressure to their employees to influence their votes. What has also been made public are the emails those employers have sent to their employees with an implied threat that if they don't vote for Romney they may lose their jobs.
What it all says is that Mitt Romney, with the help of his family and Bain Capital connections, is more than willing to try to take the White House through illegitimate and highly unethical, if not specifically illegal means.
With each passing day, the character and campaign methods of Mitt Romney cast an ever-darker shadow over free and fair American elections.
Yet there is an irony in the Romney campaign that cannot be ignored. For all the noise the right-wing has made in questioning the legitimacy of Obama's presidency, there have been so many questionable efforts made to help put Romney in the White House, if he wins, there should be great dispute over whether his election could ever be called genuinely illegitimate.
The nagging question is why, if Mr. Romney truly has the qualities that American voters want in their president, does he have to go to such great and questionable lengths to try to win the election.
#39704 Oct 20, 2012
Mitt Romney debates himself, round 2
FLIP FLOP FLIP FLOP.........OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! !!!!!!!
#39705 Oct 20, 2012
Mitt Romney debates himself
Folks you cant make this shit up!!!!
This guy changes positions more than a pivot man in a circle jerk contest.......
#39706 Oct 20, 2012
Jay Leno on Mitt Romney's Lie :
Folks you cant make this shit up!!!!!!
#39707 Oct 21, 2012
He wants the US economy to go over a cliff so he can provide the “solution”.
roy_batty on July 17, 2012 at 10:11 AM
I agree. And here is his “solution”:
Socialism will usher in a new era in this county. The great wealth of the United States will for the first time be for the benefit of all the people. Foreign policy will be based on mutual respect, peace, and solidarity. The peoples democratic rights will be guaranteed and expanded. Racial, gender, and social equality will be the basis of domestic policies and practices. Socialism is not a dream, but a necessity to working peoples lives. Only socialism has the solutions to the problems of capitalism in this country.
ITguy on July 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Plagerism at it's finest.
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