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There are 5 comments on the Mar 25, 2009, Newsday story titled Got a question? The president's listening. In it, Newsday reports that:

Have a burning question for the commander in chief? President Barack Obama is now taking your questions as part of a special online town hall Thursday about the economy.

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“THE FACE OF LIBERALISM”

Since: Feb 09

HOW DOES SHE LOOK???

#336 Apr 8, 2009
**** The ERA OF RESPONSIBILITY***

TOTALS:
Food and Farming:$26,431,000,000
Commerce, justice and science:
$15,810,000,000
Defense:$4,531,000,000
Energy and the environment:$50,775,000,000
Government:$6,707,000,000
Homeland security:$2,744,000,000
Outdoors, Indian reservations and
the arts:$10,545,000,000
Labor and volunteering,
healthcare and social services,
education, social security:$71,271,000,000
Oversight:$25,000,000
Military and veterans:$4,246,000,000
Foreign relations:$602,000,000
Transportation and housing:$61,051,000,000
Aid to states:$53,600,000,000
Tax cuts:$288,482,000,000
Individual aid:$58,143,000,000
Individual healthcare aid:$24,677,000,000
Health IT:$17,559,000,000
Aid to states for Medicaid:$90,042,000,000
__________
TOTAL FOR STIMULUS (K/RAP SAMWICH)=$787,241,000,000

$787,241,000,000/3,500,000 jobs

=$224,926
FOR EVERY JOB "CREATED OR SAVED"

And it's ALL tax breaks AND infrastructure???
Ssssssuuuuuuurrrrrreeeee it is!!

“Cake or Death?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Beach

#337 Apr 8, 2009
****( http://www.hud.gov/offices/cir/test032404.cfm )****

****“The President's Budget projects that the additional $19 billion in mortgage commitments will generate revenue of about $184 million in the first year.”****

****( http://www.hud.gov/offices/cir/test032404.cfm )****

****“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Congressman Patrick Tiberi for introducing H.R. 3755, the Zero Down payment Act of 2004.”****

http://tiberi.house.gov/
Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH)
****( http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/bank/hba... )****
****“ Under this new program, FHA will insure 100 percent of the cost to acquire the home for first-time home buyers. We would allow them to finance the full purchase price, as well as all of the closing costs. Potential home buyers would not have to make the minimum down payment of 3 percent that is required in our regular Home Mortgage Insurance Program, Section 203(b).”****
****“In June, 2002, President Bush announced the blueprint for the American Dream Partnership to create 5.5 million new minority homeowners by the end of this decade.”****

Cosponsors [as of 2008-11-09]
Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL]
Rep. Deborah Pryce [R-OH]
Rep. Peter King [R-NY]
Rep. Otter [R-ID]
Rep. Rick Renzi [R-AZ]
Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX]
Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI]
Rep. Michael Oxley [R-OH]
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter [R-MI]
Rep. Jeb Bradley [R-NH]
Rep. Christopher Shays [R-CT]
Rep. Mark Green [R-WI]
Rep. Robert Ney [R-OH]
Rep. Addison Wilson [R-SC]
Rep. Tim Murphy [R-PA]
Rep. Spencer Bachus [R-AL]
Rep. John Sullivan [R-OK]
Rep. Sue Kelly [R-NY]
Rep. Melissa Hart [R-PA]
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson [R-MO]
Rep. Dennis Rehberg [R-MT]
Rep. Robin Hayes [R-NC]
Rep. Tom Feeney [R-FL]
Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE]
Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH]
Rep. Katherine Harris [R-FL]
Rep. Vito Fossella [R-NY]
Rep. George Nethercutt [R-WA]
Rep. Robert Simmons [R-CT]
Rep. Todd Platts [R-PA]
Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA]
Rep. Donald Manzullo [R-IL]

“THE FACE OF LIBERALISM”

Since: Feb 09

HOW DOES SHE LOOK???

#338 Apr 8, 2009
The cumulative deficit from 2010 to 2019 under the
President’s proposals would total $9.3 trillion, compared
with a cumulative deficit of $4.4 trillion projected
under the current-law assumptions embodied in
CBO’s baseline. Debt held by the public would rise,
from 41 percent of GDP in 2008 to 57 percent in
2009 and then to 82 percent of GDP by 2019 (compared
with 56 percent of GDP in that year under
baseline assumptions).
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/100xx/doc10014/03 -...

“THE FACE OF LIBERALISM”

Since: Feb 09

HOW DOES SHE LOOK???

#339 Apr 8, 2009
Got a question for the Biden's Middle Class Task Force??
Don't BOTHER...

Obama's Middle-Class Task Force Has No Middle Class

Still, the middle class may have a better shot at making ends meet than at influencing the Middle Class Task Force. That's because no member of the Middle Class Task Force is actually middle class. While defining America's most beloved demographic group has never been an exact science, most academics agree that the term refers to anyone earning between $30,000 and $100,000 a year.(Median household income in the U.S. hovers around $50,000.) Every member of the President's task force — from Biden ($227,000) to Council of Economic Advisors Chairwoman Christina Romer ($172,000) to Energy Secretary Steven Chu ($191,000)— makes well over $150,000, putting them in the top 5% of wage earners.(See pictures of crime in Middle America.)

Middle-class Americans are invited to submit questions and ideas through the task force's website, but while tickets for the Philadelphia meeting were distributed to labor and environmental groups, the task force did not accept questions from the audience. "If Biden and his team want to go into this [middle-class issue]," says Daniel Morris, communications director of the Drum Major Institute, a think tank that analyzes middle-class policy issues, "they're going to need to talk to real members of the middle class. There's no substitute for immediate intimate interaction."

Instead, the task force talked to Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell ($175,000), Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter ($167,000) and United Steelworkers of America president Leo Gerard (who reportedly earns over $170,000). "[The Vice President] is doing the right thing," says Karen Nussbaum, executive director of Working America, "but hearing directly from working people who are struggling and finding their way is an essential part of this."

The task force didn't specify the number of jobs it hoped to create in the green sector or how much of an impact the programs are expected to have on the middle class as a whole. Annie Tomasini, Biden's deputy press secretary, says the Philadelphia meeting was just a "listening session" and that the task force will not actually make any decisions regarding green job creation. They'll have to go back to Washington to do that.
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8...
repugni-hypocrit es

Fort Lee, NJ

#340 Apr 9, 2009
Pelosi Schmelosi wrote:
The cumulative deficit from 2010 to 2019 under the
President’s proposals would total $9.3 trillion, compared
with a cumulative deficit of $4.4 trillion projected
under the current-law assumptions embodied in
CBO’s baseline. Debt held by the public would rise,
from 41 percent of GDP in 2008 to 57 percent in
2009 and then to 82 percent of GDP by 2019 (compared
with 56 percent of GDP in that year under
baseline assumptions).
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/100xx/doc10014/03 -...
Such is the price of the eight year bush shitstorm.

Such is the legacy of failed reagan-bush bond-it-out trickle-down voodoonomics.

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