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“Of Course I Can”

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Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#19450 Jul 10, 2013
Cooterbob wrote:
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if the bankrupt ohbalmah guvermunt runned themselfs lykes walmart, amerika wood beez ina gud shayp
http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2013/0...
frig my lifes
Run America like Wal-mart?

You mean we all get to make minimum wage while selling cheap junk imported from Communist China?

So much for the American dream.
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Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#19452 Jul 10, 2013
lol wrote:
Raygun's trickle down caused the 90s boom. Obama certainly didn't HELP the economy. And it's still in the shitter. He said if he didn't have it fixed in 4 years, he didn't deserve another.
I guess he changed his mind?
Yeah you believe anything foc tells you, we know. It has more to do with right wing tightwads like Romney shipping jobs overseas so they will not have to pay fair wages while they dit on mountains of money for themselves.

Bush had no business being president, he was a dumbass. He is the reason it will take a succession of presidrnts to return this country back to the way it was when that numbnut was selected by the SCOTUS in 2000.
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“Of Course I Can”

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#19454 Jul 10, 2013
So let me see if I understand how it works. Reagan's policies from the 80's created the boom times of the 90's?

But Bush's disastrous economic policies and spending had nothing to do with the economic collapse that started in December of 2007? That was Obama's fault?

Damned amazing logic.

lol wrote:
Raygun's trickle down caused the 90s boom. Obama certainly didn't HELP the economy. And it's still in the shitter. He said if he didn't have it fixed in 4 years, he didn't deserve another.
I guess he changed his mind?

“what are you talking about you”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

schlappington, by god

#19455 Jul 10, 2013
Weepy wrote:
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Nice fantasy, Bob, Obama inherited the financial mess and it is going forward and turning around despite GOP spooking the herd saying otherwise. Learn to speak for yourself someday instead of being a sheeple.
howz that hoep & chayng werkun owt for yuns?!
http://catchkevin.com/18-facts-that-dispute-o...
bahahahaha!!!
frig my lifes

“what are you talking about you”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

schlappington, by god

#19456 Jul 10, 2013
yuns neads two qwit tawlkin bout bush & mat ramnee ..... them two libural basturds wats part ofs the prawblum. the solelewshun is ted krews & rand pawl
:-)
frig my lifes
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John Adams

Saint Albans, WV

#19458 Jul 10, 2013
McGeehan in 2014
US Senate
Well Duh

Ashburn, VA

#19459 Jul 10, 2013
Weepy.......ther have been the last four presidents that have really screwed this country. The first Bush with read my lips and 1000 points of light. Clinton who signed in Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA to send good paying jobs out of the country. Then the jerk off Bush with war on his feeble mind and borrowing from China. To the current ass clown that openly disregaurds everything. And he is still not done screwing over America. They are all liars and a disgrace to this country.

“what are you talking about you”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

schlappington, by god

#19460 Jul 10, 2013
Well Duh wrote:
Weepy.......ther have been the last four presidents that have really screwed this country. The first Bush with read my lips and 1000 points of light. Clinton who signed in Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA to send good paying jobs out of the country. Then the jerk off Bush with war on his feeble mind and borrowing from China. To the current ass clown that openly disregaurds everything. And he is still not done screwing over America. They are all liars and a disgrace to this country.

frig my lifes
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jon

Cyclone, WV

#19462 Jul 10, 2013
not sure
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Well Duh

Ashburn, VA

#19464 Jul 10, 2013
Now Harry Ried is doing something stupid to gain power that will be nothing but trouble. They call it the nuclear vote which means no more filabuster and no matter the numbers majority rules. That would be fine for his party now, but there would be a time when the republicans would have power. He is trying to remove one of the checks and balance. This is as dumb as the Patriot act. Is has abuse written all over it.
Arthur

United States

#19465 Jul 10, 2013
The government is about to cut hazard pay for thousands of troops save 120 million or so while continuing to illegally give Egypt 1.5 BILLION dollars a year. Brilliant. NOT

Impeach Obama Now!
Arthur

United States

#19466 Jul 10, 2013
After the failure of the Republican-dominated House to pass a new Farm Bill—omnibus legislation that includes subsidy support for farmers as well as the federal food stamp program—party leaders are considering splitting the parts into two bills. If that happens, the Republicans might end up doing their constituents more harm than good.

For nearly two years, Congress has been extending the existing Farm Bill, which expired in late 2012, in hopes of revamping legislation that has grown swollen and creaky over the course of decades of tweaking. This year, as it was last year, a key point of political contention has been the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—food stamps. Republican lawmakers have called for substantial cuts to the program, which, as of April, provided assistance to 47 million Americans.

Roll Call had the first report on the new proposal, which would allow passage of the Republican-supported farm subsidies and postpone discussion of the Republican-opposed food stamps.

House Republican leaders have decided to drop food stamps from the farm bill and are whipping the farm-only portion of the bill for a vote that will likely come this week, according to a GOP leadership aide.

The nutrition portion of the bill would be dealt with later.

[I]f the House were—please hold your laughter—trying for a workable bipartisan solution to the farm bill collapse, the food stamp funding would stay, because that's the deal. Urban liberals get their food stamp money; conservatives get their farm pork.

In other words, the Farm Bill is bloated and complex because it contains things that both parties like. But according to the data, the Republicans should be the ones hoping to bolster and extend food stamps. After all, it's people in their states who are more likely to be enrolled in the program.

Republicans continue to protect the rich and screw everyone else. Will they never learn?

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#19467 Jul 10, 2013
Cooterbob wrote:
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howz that hoep & chayng werkun owt for yuns?!
http://catchkevin.com/18-facts-that-dispute-o...
bahahahaha!!!
frig my lifes
I been doing fine for a long time. Sorry you ain't.

“Our founders”

Since: May 13

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#19468 Jul 10, 2013
Wow Arthur. Great post on the farm bill.
petro

Smithers, WV

#19469 Jul 10, 2013
Still same old junk here too.
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“what are you talking about you”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

schlappington, by god

#19471 Jul 11, 2013

“Of Course I Can”

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#19472 Jul 11, 2013
Ronald Reagan took office in January of 1981.

The US economy went into a recession in July of 1981.

:/

He didn't really "inherit" a mess. It happened on his watch.

Barack Obama took office in January of 2009.

The recession started in December of 2007.

Arthur

United States

#19473 Jul 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP)— A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill Thursday to halt the $1.5 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt, the first such legislation since last week's military overthrow of the government.

Several senators have urged the suspension of military and other funds for Egypt because of a U.S. law prohibiting foreign assistance after coups. But the Obama administration insists the money as vital to U.S. national security interests — a position it reiterated Thursday after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., demanded an end to more than three decades of American support for Egypt.

"The overthrow of the Egyptian government was a coup d'etat, and the law is clear that when a coup takes place, foreign aid must stop," Paul said in a statement.

He criticized President Barack Obama for refusing to label the government takeover a "coup" and for continuing to send Egypt assistance. The president, Paul said, "is forthrightly saying,'I am ignoring the rule of law.'"

I am liking this guy more and more everyday. He is one of the few politicians that appears to respect the rule of law. I dont agree with many of his positions, but his defense of the law and the Constitution is honorable. Been a long time since we had an honorable man in the White House. I am to the point I rather have a president that will follow the law even if I disagree with most of his policies than one who ignores the law when he pleases but I agree with most of his positions. Rand needs to ditch the tea party looneys and the Republican party and he might be worth voting for.

“Of Course I Can”

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#19474 Jul 11, 2013
Yeah, he's a real "winner."

http://news.yahoo.com/rand-pauls-troubling-ti...

;)

“Of Course I Can”

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Wilson, NC

#19475 Jul 11, 2013
While I don't personally agree with funding any country's military other than our own, I have to admit there's more to the situation than meets the eye:

"In case you haven't heard, there's been a coup in Egypt. It has been a coup in the sense that the military has taken Egypt's first elected president, put him in confinement and placed themselves in power. Their supporters are calling it a popular uprising, but let's be adults. In the military's defense they have vowed to return the country to a democracy and even laid out concrete steps to do so. The problem, of course, is that no country is really a democracy if elected officials are deposed every time they displease the military brass. The United States, for its part, gives the Egyptian military $1.5 billion in military aid every year-- about 25% of Egypt's military spending.

"I think it would not be in the best interest of the United States to immediately change our assistance programs to Egypt," White House press secretary Jay Carney said. "We are reviewing our obligations under the law, and we will be consulting with Congress about the way forward."

The argument for keeping military aid flowing to Egypt is pretty simple. Basically, you have more influence over chaotic events in a vital part of the world if you are bankrolling a military. The minute you stop paying the guys with guns, people stop listening to you. We are, in effect, paying to keep the Sinai Canal operating normally, to ensure that the Egyptians don't attack Israel, and to maintain a loosely affiliated proxy military in the region. Besides, if we don't fund them, there's a good chance China or Russia will. If Iran runs Hezbollah and Russia runs Syria, then we run Egypt."

So in essence, we're keeping our money in the game so that someone else doesn't take our seat.

This phrase is key:

"We are, in effect, paying to keep the Sinai Canal operating normally, to ensure that the Egyptians don't attack Israel, and to maintain a loosely affiliated proxy military in the region. Besides, if we don't fund them, there's a good chance China or Russia will. If Iran runs Hezbollah and Russia runs Syria, then we run Egypt."

http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2013/07/09/...

It's a risk, but for the sake of stability in the region, one we have to take.

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