You're confused. Bush increased the deficit more than any president in history. Obama has reduced it more than any president in 60 years. Also, he created 8.8 million jobs. If you don't want people on welfare, why did you destroy the economy? If you don't like government entitlements, why not raise minimum wage? Why should the government have to subsidize Wal Mart's payroll?Hey Hanity...The Fed has been pumping 800 million into the market every month for years. QE 1 QE 2 etc. Now Mr. Economist, who do you think is paying for it??? Putin??? This POS president has not turned off the printing press since he took office. For every job he created, 75 people ended up on food stamps. And since you like history, how about this:
On July 3, 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama said this:
The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents —#43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back —$30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.
Again, now it's 17.5 trillion. But since The Magic Negro can do no wrong, it's not a problem. It's a shame, this really was a great country....once.
“Comfort the afflicted”
Since: May 13
Afflict the comfortable
#57212 Apr 9, 2014
#57213 Apr 9, 2014
White House working on tending its own house on pay disparity
April 8, 2014
On a day when President Barack Obama trumpeted support of strengthening equal pay laws, a question about pay disparity between male and female staffers within the White House seemed to catch the administration a bit off guard.
An analysis by the conservative American Enterprise Institute found that women staffers made about 88 cents on the dollar, compared with male staffers.
Female federal workers in the early years of the Obama administration had a median salary of nearly 93% of what their male colleagues earn, according to 2011 figures from the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, an agency that works to protect the rights of federal employees.
And while that figure for female federal worker earnings was up from just over 83 percent in 1991, it doesn't exactly match the type of pay parity the White House was touting.
"What I can tell you is that we have, as an institution here, have aggressively addressed this challenge, and obviously, though, at the 88 cents that you cite, that is not a hundred, but it is better than the national average," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday.
Since: Nov 12
#57214 Apr 9, 2014
Hey Bacon Hater..I'm confused??? I guess you don't know the difference between "deficit" and "national debt".(Show me where I said "deficit") This is something an Economics major learns in the first year. For someone who fancies themselves as an authority, you're not that bright...But since you know so much about spending, why not tell us why Obama spent 1.5 billion of US tax dollars to support The Muslim Brotherhood when they overthrew the established Egyptian government. The last friend we had in the Middle East is now controlled by an organization sworn to spread Sharia Law and take down the US all with his support and our money. I'll be waiting.....
#57215 Apr 9, 2014
“Comfort the afflicted”
Since: May 13
Afflict the comfortable
#57216 Apr 9, 2014
Haha. Ok, genius, you tell me how you reduce debt without eliminating the deficit first. Although, I suppose on Planet Teabag it is possible.
And you should check your support of the Muslim Brotherhood "facts" again, I see you get your news from the control panel of the Starship Teabag too.
And please, as long as the "party of fiscal responsibility" is blowing $25 billion on failures to repeal Obamacare and on fake scandals that turn up NOTHING, keep your idiotic economic advice to yourself. It's your party that emptied our treasury to invade the wrong country and it was you destroyed the greatest economy in the history of man. Not mine.
#57217 Apr 9, 2014
In light of Obama’s ongoing battle with Republicans over taxes and spending, we thought this would be an interesting claim to examine. In this factcheck, we look at whether we are really seeing one of the most rapid declines in the deficit in many decades.
As a reminder, the deficit is a snapshot of one year’s fiscal outlook. It’s the shortfall between what the government spends and what the government collects in taxes and other revenues.
The White House press office told us that the proof is in the numbers. They tracked the deficit as a percent of the entire economy, measured as the Gross Domestic Product.
In 2009, the first year of Obama’s presidency, after tax cuts and new spending, the deficit was 10.1 percent of GDP. In 2012, the deficit declined to 7 percent of GDP. So that’s a decline of 3.1 percentage points.
You have to go back 63 years to the period between 1946 and 1949 to find a bigger four-year drop than what the country saw between 2009 and 2012. Right after World War II ended, the U.S. deficit stood at 7.2 percent of GDP. By 1949, America had a surplus of 0.2 percent. So that’s a decline of 7.4 percentage points.
We downloaded data from the Office of Management and Budget that shows the deficit as a percent of GDP all the way back to 1930. When we ran the numbers, we found, as Obama said, you need to go back to 1946 to find a larger change.
#57218 Apr 9, 2014
Millions of Americans are "paying more and getting less" under Obamacare.?????????
We’ve tackled claims about lost insurance and access to personal doctors before. But we haven’t heard someone say that the health care law is causing people to pay more for less, so we decided to check it out.
There are a lot of factors in the health care law — and health insurance in general — that make it difficult to pin down whether people are paying more or less for coverage.
In general, insurance premiums were increasing every year well before Obamacare became law. In fact, rates have increased consistently during the last 15 years. But there are signs that the rate of the increase has declined since the law was passed.
#57220 Apr 9, 2014
Obama unconcerned by Al Sharpton's history with the FBI and mafia
APRIL 9, 2014
President Obama isn't worried about the Rev. Al Sharpton's history as an FBI informant with ties to the mafia, his spokesman said, and doesn't think that the news makes his impending visit to Sharpton's National Action Network awkward.
"Rev. Sharpton and the National Action Network have made significant contributions to civil rights efforts, and the President looks forward to appearing at the conference," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters during the Wednesday press gaggle.
Sharpton was "rolled" by the FBI after they caught him on tape using his credibility as a civil rights leader to attempt to cut a deal with the mob, according to a former New York State law enforcement official who says he listened to a wiretap of Sharpton's conversation with crime boss Joseph Pagano.
#57221 Apr 9, 2014
LMFAO.. dude you're going to crash your computer digging up a hacked up video completely out of context like this one......LOL!
What next Nancy Pelosi gives birth to an outer space alien......LOL!
This is an all time low for you......seriously, what ever they are paying you ,it's too much LOL!
I'm laughing like hell no
You made my day LMAO!
#57222 Apr 9, 2014
Here's another website that you can research !!!!! All true shit dude ! Honest ! LOL!
#57223 Apr 9, 2014
How about you know the difference in 800 million in money or 800 million in bonds........there is a difference .......now go FISH!
#57224 Apr 9, 2014
Retirement assets at the end of 2013 were the highest on record, a strong indication that many savers have seen their investment accounts bounce back from the financial crisis of 2008 when the stock market fell so hard it lost nearly half its value.
Following a strong equity market in 2013, retirement assets at the end of the year had grown to $19 trillion compared to $16.3 trillion at the end of 2012, according to the Retirement Market Insights Report 2014 prepared by Chicago-based Spectrem Group.
"The total retirement assets now are greater than they were before the recession," said George Walper Jr., president of Spectrem Group. "All of the accounts have grown primarily due to record stock markets last year.
"But people also are continuing to make contributions to their retirement accounts. More people are working now — due to lower unemployment — and more employers also have restarted matching 401(k) plan contributions. All these things are driven by the economy as a whole being stronger today versus 2009."
#57225 Apr 9, 2014
Listen to FAUX NOISE much?
#57227 Apr 9, 2014
House panel asks feds to consider criminal charges against Lois Lerner
April 9, 2014
After a two-hour meeting behind closed doors, the House Ways and Means Committee voted along partisan lines on Wednesday to officially urge Attorney General Eric Holder to consider criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner.
The vote was based on evidence the committee uncovered while investigating the undue scrutiny that the IRS placed on conservative and liberal groups that filed for tax-exempt status during the 2012 elections.
After the scandal broke last year, multiple congressional committees opened investigations into the matter and held several hearings to get to the bottom of it. Unlike other House committees, the Ways and Means committee had access to confidential taxpayer information that shed more light on the issue.
In the criminal referral letter it will send to Holder, the committee lays out three specific ways Lerner may have violated the law. Based on Lerner's communications and actions, the committee charges that Lerner improperly used her position to influence action against conservative groups like Crossroads GPS while showing leniency toward similar liberal groups like Priorities USA.
The committee also charges that, according to her communications, Lerner knowingly gave misleading statements to the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the internal IRS watchdog, when TIGTA was investigating the controversy. Lastly, the committee says in its letter to Holder that Lerner used her personal email address to conduct official business, putting at risk confidential taxpayer information.
Upon releasing the letter to Holder, committee chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., said in a statement that Lerner took "serious, unprecedented" actions" to unfairly target conservative groups.
#57228 Apr 9, 2014
Lerner mentioned Organizing for Action job
April 09, 2014
Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s Tea Party controversy, mentioned potentially getting a job at an offshoot of President Obama’s campaign, according to newly released documents.
Lerner, discussing Organizing for Action with colleagues on email in 2013, said “Oh--maybe I can get the DC office job!”
It’s unclear whether Lerner was joking, but one of her colleagues, Sharon Light, then asked another, Holly Paz, if Lerner was considering retirement.
Organizing for Action is a political advocacy group that was formed from the remnants of Obama's reelection campaign.
The House Ways and Means Committee referenced the email chain in its letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday, in which Republicans urge the Justice Department to investigate whether Lerner should be prosecuted for several crimes.
#57229 Apr 10, 2014
Voter fraud: Multiple-voting Melowese Richardson gets a federal pass
March 29, 2014
Eric Holder's Justice Department wastes no time suing states over their voter ID laws — to protect the franchise, he says. But a fraudster who repeatedly voted for President Obama? Why, she gets a pass.
Consider the celebrity status bestowed upon Melowese Richardson, the Ohio poll worker who admitted she voted six times for President Obama in 2012. Typically, voting just twice for president is enough to draw a federal felony charge.
Ms. Richardson was charged and convicted under state law in Ohio and sentenced to five years in prison last year. But after serving a mere eight months, a state judge dismissed her conviction and allowed her to plead “no contest” to four counts of illegal voting, reports J. Christian Adams for Breitbart.
Recently, Richardson turned up at a “voting rights” rally in Cincinnati, where she was warmly received and embraced by Al Sharpton.(Of course.)
#57230 Apr 10, 2014
IRS agents’ testimony: NO progressive groups were targeted by IRS
IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa.
IRS agents testified before Oversight that ACORN groups were scrutinized because the agency thought they were old organizations applying as new ones. Emerge America was scrutinized for potential “improper private benefit.” No evidence exists that the IRS requested additional information from any Occupy Wall Street group.
“Only seven applications in the IRS backlog contained the word ‘progressive,’ all of which were then approved by the IRS, while Tea Party groups received unprecedented review and experienced years-long delays. While some liberal-oriented groups were singled out for scrutiny, evidence shows it was due to non-political reasons,” according to the Oversight staff report, which was obtained by The Daily Caller.
“[T]he Administration and congressional Democrats have seized upon the notion that the IRS’s targeting was not just limited to conservative applicants,” the report states.“These Democratic claims are flat-out wrong and have no basis in any thorough examination of the facts. Yet, the Administration’s chief defenders continue to make these assertions in a concerted effort to deflect and distract from the truth about the IRS’s targeting of tax-exempt applicants.”
“[T]here is simply no evidence that any liberal or progressive group received enhanced scrutiny because its application reflected the organization’s political views,” the report stated.
#57231 Apr 10, 2014
Myth and political hate. Go gay homebuilders, go !!!
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Since: May 13
Afflict the comfortable
#57232 Apr 10, 2014
You ain't seen shit yet.
Watch a few "related videos" too. Of course, after you stop laughing.
#57233 Apr 10, 2014
Facts Derail Lying Sharpton's Informant Tale
April 9, 2014
Former FBI Mafia snitch spins fabricated story of "CI-7" work
In a desperate effort to explain away his work as a paid government informant, the Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday claimed that he first ran into the FBI’s arms after his life was threatened by gangsters, an incident that prompted him to then record 10 face-to-face encounters with one of those dangerous hoodlums.
That story is a lie.
In fact, Sharpton’s fabricated tale is belied by FBI records that provide a clear account of when and why he began working as a cooperating informant. After unveiling his fable at a morning press conference, Sharpton repeated his claims last night at the close of his “PoliticsNation” show on MSNBC, where fact checkers and bosses alike do not appear concerned with the truthfulness of the host’s off- and on-air pronouncements.
Here is what actually happened:
Sharpton began cooperating with the FBI in mid-1983. So he had actually been working as a confidential informant for about nine months before Pisello’s purported threat, an encounter that Sharpton now falsely claims prompted him to first contact federal agents (and subsequently begin recording Buonanno).
The reverend was “flipped” by FBI agents three months after he was filmed in March 1983 (during a bureau sting) talking cocaine with an undercover agent. On a Thursday afternoon in June 1983, Sharpton showed up at a Manhattan apartment expecting to meet again with the undercover agent, who was posing as a former South American druglord seeking to launder money through boxing promotions.
Instead, Sharpton was confronted by FBI agents who showed him the “cocaine” videotape. The panicked reverend agreed--on the spot--to cooperate with federal agents, according to sources familiar with the contents of Sharpton’s FBI informant file.
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