Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50825 Jul 9, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
He will, so as to perpetuate the idea that racism is still as rampant as in the 60s.
You are delusional.

I will bet you any amount you choose that the President will never - NEVER - implement any economic policies that are designed to specifically benefit African Americans.

He has said many, many times - he is the President of ALL of America, not just one section of America. Just because whites have historically used their power to systematically disadvantaged other races doesn't mean this President has any interest in doing that.
dbar

Perkasie, PA

#50832 Jul 9, 2013
Honest to God wrote:
.
.
Just because whites have historically used their power to systematically disadvantaged other races doesn't mean this President has any interest in doing that.
..........
KKK'S 1ST TARGETS WERE REPUBLICANS
Dems credited with starting group that attacked both blacks, whites
The original targets of the Ku Klux Klan were Republicans,
both black and white,
according to a new television program and book, which describe how the
Democrats started the KKK
and for decades harassed the GOP with lynchings and threats.
An estimated 3,446 blacks
and 1,297 whites died
at the end of KKK ropes from 1882 to 1964.
The documentation has been assembled by David Barton of Wallbuilders and published in his book
“Setting the Record Straight:
American History in Black & White,” which reveals that not only did the Democrats work hand-in-glove with the Ku Klux Klan for generations, they started the KKK and endorsed its mayhem.
“Of all forms of violent intimidation, lynchings were by far the most effective,” Barton said in his book.
“Republicans often led the efforts to pass federal anti-lynching laws and their platforms consistently called for a ban on lynching.
Democrats successfully blocked those bills and their platforms never did condemn lynchings.”
http://www.wnd.com/2007/10/44171/
try

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Barton_ (author)

"Barton holds no formal credentials in history or law, and scholars dispute the accuracy and integrity of his assertions about history, accusing him of practicing misleading historical revisionism, "pseudoscholarship" and spreading "outright falsehoods".[7][8][9][10] According to the New York Times, "many professional historians dismiss Mr. Barton, whose academic degree is in Christian Education from Oral Roberts University, as a biased amateur who cherry-picks quotes from history and the Bible."[4] Barton's 2012 book The Jefferson Lies was voted "the least credible history book in print" by the users of the History News Network website.

gee did "Baghdad Bob" put a blurb on the dust jacket?
Barton would need someone with better credibility then himself to sell the book.
jobs jobs jobs

West Mifflin, PA

#50836 Jul 9, 2013
Young people who fail to find early jobs are more likely to remain underemployed or unemployed into their 20s and beyond. The risks are compounded for low-income youth, who are more likely to leave school and have other problems when they do not find work.

According to a recent analysis by Andrew Sum, an economist at Northeastern University, the percentage of teens employed has fallen from nearly 45 percent in 2000 to about 30 percent today. That is almost 10 times the decrease for adult workers, who are increasingly taking jobs that once went to teenagers.

The situation is far worse in low-income minority areas, where the youth employment rate appears to be hovering not much above 10 percent. That will only get worse as the economy contracts. And even when the recession ends, it could take an additional two or three years before youth employment begins to recover.

The evidence indicates that even as individuals reach their late 20′s, they work less and earn less the longer they were exposed to a higher minimum wage, especially as a teenager. The adverse longer-run effects of facing high minimum wages as a teenager are stronger for blacks.

For the minimum wage, the evidence points to disemployment effects that are concentrated among young minority men. For young women, there is little evidence that minimum wages reduce employment, with the exception of high school dropouts. In contrast, evidence strongly suggests that the EITC boosts employment of young women (although not teenagers). We also explore how minimum wages and the EITC interact, and the evidence reveals policy effects that vary substantially across different groups. For example, higher minimum wages appear to reduce earnings of minority men, and more so when the EITC is high. In contrast, our results indicate that the EITC boosts employment and earnings for minority women, and coupling the EITC with a higher minimum wage appears to enhance this positive effect.

The last minimum wage increase was in July of 2008. It’s due to rise again next year. If Obama wishes to reduce unemployment, and particularly unemployment among the young and among minority groups, he might consider putting off this increase at least until troubled times are over (I would suggest abolishing the minimum wage altogether, but one must try to be realistic).
jobs jobs jobs

West Mifflin, PA

#50837 Jul 9, 2013
Obamanomics, the law of unintended consequences! This is what happens when you

a) Saddle businesses with a host of new regulations that it more difficult for them to start or operate. It means less new businesses = less jobs

b) Hit them with taxes related to expanded healthcare. It causes them to hire as few ‘full time’ employees as possible = less jobs.

c) Create uncertainty over capital gains taxes. It causes less private equity investment = less jobs.

d) You borrow from the private sector to expand government spending, a more inefficient type of spending, which staves the more efficient private sector = less jobs.

e) You devalue the currency, making imported raw materials more expensive (oil, iron ore, etc), any gains in cheaper production costs are offset by more expensive raw material cots = less jobs.

f) You threaten business and use them as a scapegoat for your failed programs = less jobs

g) You raise the minimum wage. It is an economic truism that anytime you make things more expensive people use less of it = less jobs.

f) You threaten to raise income tax which results in less discretionary spending and less saving/ investment = less jobs.

g) You threaten penalize companies and people for being successful, they leave and take their business and money with them = less jobs.

Class warfare is great politics but bad business and if you want jobs…you want business
Hooded hood

West Mifflin, PA

#50839 Jul 9, 2013
There are some frightening similarities between the current Republican Party and the KKK. And right wingers, don't get mad. Just admit that this is true:

1)The KKK and the GOP are both very strong advocates for state rights.l
2)The KKK and the GOP both hate Black anti-racist watchdog groups like the NAACP. also, the KKK and the GOP HATE black anti white racism fighters like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, John Lewis, etc.
3)The KKK and the GOP both hate social safety net programs because they benefit some black people
4) The GOP and the KKK are both passionately against a woman's right to choose (But the KKK is at least honest enough to admit that their opposition to abortion is soley because white babies are aborted. KKK admits that they could give a damn about black and hispanic babies being aborted, something that the GOP is too dishonest to admit)
5) The KKK and the GOP both passionately hate President Obama, and call him names like "Sambo,Stymie, communist, socialist, fried chicken eater, etc."
6) The KKK and the GOP both hate public schools (primarily because they believe that it gives black males and white females too much of an opportunity to date)
7) The KKK and the GOP both hate labor Unions (both are also opposed to the minimum wage
8) The KKK and the GOP both passionately hate LIBERALS,, which needs no further explaining.
9) The KKK and the GOP both admire Ronald Reagan (KKK endorsed Ronald Reagan in both 1980 and in 1984)
10) The KKK and the GOP both claim to be staunch Christians (Of course, here is the contingency -- all the Biblical Characters, and Jesus, have to be white, like in the movies e.g. Passion of Christ, King of King, etc.)

And these are only a few of the very disturbing similarities between the KKK and the GOP.

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#50840 Jul 9, 2013
Hooded hood wrote:
There are some frightening similarities between the current Republican Party and the KKK. And right wingers, don't get mad. Just admit that this is true:
1)The KKK and the GOP are both very strong advocates for state rights.l
2)The KKK and the GOP both hate Black anti-racist watchdog groups like the NAACP. also, the KKK and the GOP HATE black anti white racism fighters like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, John Lewis, etc.
3)The KKK and the GOP both hate social safety net programs because they benefit some black people
4) The GOP and the KKK are both passionately against a woman's right to choose (But the KKK is at least honest enough to admit that their opposition to abortion is soley because white babies are aborted. KKK admits that they could give a damn about black and hispanic babies being aborted, something that the GOP is too dishonest to admit)
5) The KKK and the GOP both passionately hate President Obama, and call him names like "Sambo,Stymie, communist, socialist, fried chicken eater, etc."
6) The KKK and the GOP both hate public schools (primarily because they believe that it gives black males and white females too much of an opportunity to date)
7) The KKK and the GOP both hate labor Unions (both are also opposed to the minimum wage
8) The KKK and the GOP both passionately hate LIBERALS,, which needs no further explaining.
9) The KKK and the GOP both admire Ronald Reagan (KKK endorsed Ronald Reagan in both 1980 and in 1984)
10) The KKK and the GOP both claim to be staunch Christians (Of course, here is the contingency -- all the Biblical Characters, and Jesus, have to be white, like in the movies e.g. Passion of Christ, King of King, etc.)
And these are only a few of the very disturbing similarities between the KKK and the GOP.
The real scary part is that you believe this Dan, Booby, et al.
dbar

Perkasie, PA

#50841 Jul 9, 2013
specifically wrote:
<quoted text>
..........
On page 146 of his book, Professor Foner wrote:
“Founded in 1866 as a Tennessee social club,
the Ku Klux Klan spread into nearly every Southern state,
launching a ‘reign of terror‘ against Republican leaders black and white.”
Page 184 of his book contains the definitive statements:
“In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party,
the planter class,
and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy.
It aimed to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure,
undermine the Reconstruction state,
reestablish control of the black labor force,
and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life.
http://www.nationalblackrepublicans.com/index...
and that somehow changes Barton being a cherry picking hack?
by the way who was the "planter class".
they still exist?
and what political party caters to their wishes currently?

just to help out

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_plante...

" was composed of the whites who owned plantations growing sugar, cotton, tobacco, etc., and slaves. They were the upper class and considered higher than either free working people or slaves who were at the bottom."

which party caters to that group in today's politics?

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#50842 Jul 9, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
<quoted text>
You are delusional.
I will bet you any amount you choose that the President will never - NEVER - implement any economic policies that are designed to specifically benefit African Americans.
He has said many, many times - he is the President of ALL of America, not just one section of America. Just because whites have historically used their power to systematically disadvantaged other races doesn't mean this President has any interest in doing that.
Let's see what he does with AA, after the SCOTUS just invalidated some of it.
Sen Bobby Byrd

Lehighton, PA

#50843 Jul 9, 2013
Ya'll got that right.

My old friend Lyndon had it right too:“I’ll have those ni***rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”(That'll be two g's and an e for you uninitiated.)

... and look what's happened.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50845 Jul 9, 2013
jobs jobs jobs wrote:
Obamanomics, the law of unintended consequences! This is what happens when you
a) Saddle businesses with a host of new regulations that it more difficult for them to start or operate. It means less new businesses = less jobs
b) Hit them with taxes related to expanded healthcare. It causes them to hire as few ‘full time’ employees as possible = less jobs.
c) Create uncertainty over capital gains taxes. It causes less private equity investment = less jobs.
d) You borrow from the private sector to expand government spending, a more inefficient type of spending, which staves the more efficient private sector = less jobs.
e) You devalue the currency, making imported raw materials more expensive (oil, iron ore, etc), any gains in cheaper production costs are offset by more expensive raw material cots = less jobs.
f) You threaten business and use them as a scapegoat for your failed programs = less jobs
g) You raise the minimum wage. It is an economic truism that anytime you make things more expensive people use less of it = less jobs.
f) You threaten to raise income tax which results in less discretionary spending and less saving/ investment = less jobs.
g) You threaten penalize companies and people for being successful, they leave and take their business and money with them = less jobs.
Class warfare is great politics but bad business and if you want jobs…you want business
When most of us get these sorts of ideological distortions of the facts in our email, we just delete them rather than embarrass ourselves by passing them on.

Just a tip.:-)

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50847 Jul 9, 2013
Hooded hood wrote:
There are some frightening similarities between the current Republican Party and the KKK. And right wingers, don't get mad. Just admit that this is true:
1)The KKK and the GOP are both very strong advocates for state rights.l
2)The KKK and the GOP both hate Black anti-racist watchdog groups like the NAACP. also, the KKK and the GOP HATE black anti white racism fighters like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, John Lewis, etc.
3)The KKK and the GOP both hate social safety net programs because they benefit some black people
4) The GOP and the KKK are both passionately against a woman's right to choose (But the KKK is at least honest enough to admit that their opposition to abortion is soley because white babies are aborted. KKK admits that they could give a damn about black and hispanic babies being aborted, something that the GOP is too dishonest to admit)
5) The KKK and the GOP both passionately hate President Obama, and call him names like "Sambo,Stymie, communist, socialist, fried chicken eater, etc."
6) The KKK and the GOP both hate public schools (primarily because they believe that it gives black males and white females too much of an opportunity to date)
7) The KKK and the GOP both hate labor Unions (both are also opposed to the minimum wage
8) The KKK and the GOP both passionately hate LIBERALS,, which needs no further explaining.
9) The KKK and the GOP both admire Ronald Reagan (KKK endorsed Ronald Reagan in both 1980 and in 1984)
10) The KKK and the GOP both claim to be staunch Christians (Of course, here is the contingency -- all the Biblical Characters, and Jesus, have to be white, like in the movies e.g. Passion of Christ, King of King, etc.)
And these are only a few of the very disturbing similarities between the KKK and the GOP.
KKK members are conservatives so of course they have the same characteristics as the Republican party, which is also conservative.

It reminds me of this list that I saw some time ago:

Death Penalty:
Liberals: Oppose
Conservatives: Support
al Qaeda: Support

Women's rights:
Liberals: Support
Conservatives: Oppose
al Qaeda: Oppose

Equality for homosexuals:
Liberals: Support
Conservatives: Oppose
al Qaeda: Oppose

Woman's right to choose:
Liberals: Support
Conservatives: Oppose
Al Qaeda: Oppose

Separation of church and state:
Liberals: Support
Conservatives: Oppose
al Qaeda: Oppose

Conservatism and fundamentalism are two sides of the same coin. Of course they look alike.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50848 Jul 9, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
<quoted text>
The real scary part is that you believe this Dan, Booby, et al.
I post under one name and one name only. Just because you use multiple IDs here doesn't mean everyone else does.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50849 Jul 9, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see what he does with AA, after the SCOTUS just invalidated some of it.
Are you referring to the Civil Rights Act?
im a believer

West Mifflin, PA

#50854 Jul 9, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
<quoted text>
When most of us get these sorts of ideological distortions of the facts in our email, we just delete them rather than embarrass ourselves by passing them on.
Just a tip.:-)
Thats your problem,if you dont agree with it, it doesnt make it wrong it just makes you think its all bogus. Your opinion is not the only one that matters. Articles written for both sides of the aisle can be true or false. Lots of information out there can be spun in either direction. We all get our information from the internet,newspapers,radio and TV.
We can only believe what we want to believe. Just because you agree with someone doesnt make it right or wrong and sometimes the real truth really doesnt get told unless you were there to hear it.
rags to riches

West Mifflin, PA

#50856 Jul 9, 2013
This is why you do away with the IRS and make a flat tax that everyone pays but the millionaires and billionaires cant write their fortunes off and end up paying next to nothing. We dont need the IRS with a flat tax, omit the middleman and the government can save billions a year. it would never get on the floor for voting..just ask your state rep or senator...LOL!

cut cost??,i got a million ways to do it.....

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50857 Jul 9, 2013
im a believer wrote:
<quoted text>Thats your problem,if you dont agree with it, it doesnt make it wrong it just makes you think its all bogus. Your opinion is not the only one that matters. Articles written for both sides of the aisle can be true or false. Lots of information out there can be spun in either direction. We all get our information from the internet,newspapers,radio and TV.
We can only believe what we want to believe. Just because you agree with someone doesnt make it right or wrong and sometimes the real truth really doesnt get told unless you were there to hear it.
There is an objective, empirical reality where things really happen or do not happen. The world isn't simply a compilation of various opinions - facts and reality actually exist.

I agree with that reality, but my agreement isn't what makes it right. It is right whether or not anyone agrees with it.

If you choose to live in a world with no right or wrong and it's all just a matter of opinion, fine. I'll stick with what's real, thanks.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50858 Jul 9, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
The IRS Mistakenly Exposed Thousands of Social Security Numbers
Another day, another slipup by the Internal Revenue Service.
The incident involves the unwitting exposure of "tens of thousands" of Social Security numbers, according to a recent audit by the independent transparency and public-domain group Public.Resource.org . The identifying numbers were on the Internet for less than 24 hours after being discovered, but the damage was done. And unfortunately, the data-breach concerns some of the most sensitive types of transactions: Those made by nonprofit political groups known as 527s.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/the-irs-m...
So what's the connection between incompetent bureaucrats and Obama's legacy?

Oh wait - this is just more of Legacy's typical BS - blaming the President for everything bad that happens in the world.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#50859 Jul 9, 2013
rags to riches wrote:
This is why you do away with the IRS and make a flat tax that everyone pays but the millionaires and billionaires cant write their fortunes off and end up paying next to nothing. We dont need the IRS with a flat tax, omit the middleman and the government can save billions a year. it would never get on the floor for voting..just ask your state rep or senator...LOL!
cut cost??,i got a million ways to do it.....
The Flat-Tax Fraud, and the Necessity of a Truly Progressive Tax

http://robertreich.org/post/11753807617
WARNING WARNING

Louisville, KY

#50861 Jul 9, 2013
Just another opinion blog among thousands you have posted proving once again that you are a mindless robot for your government God.

Both sides are corrupt and the American people have very little faith with them. You on the other hand continually make excuses and flat out lies to protect the nanny state you desire. If Obama says it, its gospel to you.

All your blog had to do was claim a flat tax would hurt the poor and your robotic liberal mind computes it to be bad. Might be time for you to re boot.
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
<quoted text>
The Flat-Tax Fraud, and the Necessity of a Truly Progressive Tax
http://robertreich.org/post/11753807617
flat tax

West Mifflin, PA

#50862 Jul 9, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
<quoted text>
The Flat-Tax Fraud, and the Necessity of a Truly Progressive Tax
http://robertreich.org/post/11753807617
Once again this is one's man opinion and not fact...therefore to you ,you believe it,so it must be right.

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