Obama Press Conference Twists the Truth

Obama Press Conference Twists the Truth

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Since: Oct 09

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#1 Jan 29, 2014
This is a great example of Barack Hussein Obama twisting the truth.

This business decided that they would increase the pay of their employees without being forced to by the rule of law. Barack Hussein Obama used their decision as a platform to push for government regulation for every business to have to do the same thing.

Government has no business telling private employers how much they pay their employees. Get government out of business and let capitalism, the greatest economic engine ever invented, prosper.

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St. Paul's Punch Pizza owner, cook attend Obama address

By Nick Woltman, Pioneer Press
Posted: 01/28/2014 12:01:00 AM CST | Updated: about 7 hours ago

Punch Pizza founder John Soranno and cook Nick Chute had choice seats Tuesday at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

The pair attended the event as guests of first lady Michelle Obama and sat in her reserved box in the House chambers in Washington.

The St. Paul-based, wood-fired pizza chain, which has eight locations and 300 employees in the Twin Cities area, announced in November that it would raise its employees' starting wage to $10 an hour. Obama has recently called for an increase to the national minimum wage.

"We are honored to be recognized by the president and first lady," Soranno said in a news release. "As we continue to grow Punch, we recognize that only the most dedicated employees will position us to compete and maintain the highest quality food and the best service in the market.

Soranno and co-owner John Puckett got a message last Monday from their restaurant in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood saying they'd gotten a call from the White House.

"We though it was a joke," Puckett said. "I mean, how could you not?... We fully expected someone to say,'We got you guys. April Fools!' "

But after promptly returning the call, they learned they were being considered for inclusion in the speech. They got confirmation Friday and flew to Washington, D.C., on Monday.

"We don't know how it happened," Puckett said of the White House taking notice of them. "We make about half our pizzas for Republicans and half for Democrats. We're not political."

Soranno and Puckett raised Punch's starting wage after studying companies like California's In-N-Out Burger and Costco, both of which make it a point to pay their employees what's considered a living wage.

"In the year since I asked this Congress to raise the minimum wage, five states have passed laws to raise theirs," Obama said Tuesday in his address. "Many businesses have done it on their own. Nick Chute is here today with his boss, John Soranno. John's an owner of Punch Pizza in Minneapolis (sic), and Nick helps make the dough.

"Only now he makes more of it: John just gave his employees a raise, to 10 bucks an hour -- a decision that eased their financial stress and boosted their morale."

Besides its $10 starting wage, Punch also pays its managers annual salaries as high as $100,000.

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#3 Jan 29, 2014
He just can't leave well enough alone. I have to wonder how many business owners turned down the opportunity to be at that soiree before they found one who was willing to show up.

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#8 Feb 5, 2014
The same two liars lying again what else is new?

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#9 Feb 5, 2014
redeemer wrote:
The same two liars lying again what else is new?
FBG can't ever prove a point, but he sure can call others liar. So what else is new?

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#16 Feb 7, 2014
IrishMN wrote:
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FBG can't ever prove a point, but he sure can call others liar. So what else is new?
What's does FRG means? also you can never prove a lie can you fraud? and everyone knows that too so shut your lying mouth and stick that fork tongue up Rush's tail and leaver the hell alone .

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#17 Feb 7, 2014
IrishMN wrote:
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FBG can't ever prove a point, but he sure can call others liar. So what else is new?
I'm beginning to wonder if he just can't help himself. Some kind of disorder maybe?

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#18 Feb 7, 2014
IrishMN wrote:
This is a great example of Barack Hussein Obama twisting the truth.
This business decided that they would increase the pay of their employees without being forced to by the rule of law. Barack Hussein Obama used their decision as a platform to push for government regulation for every business to have to do the same thing.
Government has no business telling private employers how much they pay their employees. Get government out of business and let capitalism, the greatest economic engine ever invented, prosper.
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St. Paul's Punch Pizza owner, cook attend Obama address
By Nick Woltman, Pioneer Press
Posted: 01/28/2014 12:01:00 AM CST | Updated: about 7 hours ago
Punch Pizza founder John Soranno and cook Nick Chute had choice seats Tuesday at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
The pair attended the event as guests of first lady Michelle Obama and sat in her reserved box in the House chambers in Washington.
The St. Paul-based, wood-fired pizza chain, which has eight locations and 300 employees in the Twin Cities area, announced in November that it would raise its employees' starting wage to $10 an hour. Obama has recently called for an increase to the national minimum wage.
"We are honored to be recognized by the president and first lady," Soranno said in a news release. "As we continue to grow Punch, we recognize that only the most dedicated employees will position us to compete and maintain the highest quality food and the best service in the market.
Soranno and co-owner John Puckett got a message last Monday from their restaurant in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood saying they'd gotten a call from the White House.
"We though it was a joke," Puckett said. "I mean, how could you not?... We fully expected someone to say,'We got you guys. April Fools!' "
But after promptly returning the call, they learned they were being considered for inclusion in the speech. They got confirmation Friday and flew to Washington, D.C., on Monday.
"We don't know how it happened," Puckett said of the White House taking notice of them. "We make about half our pizzas for Republicans and half for Democrats. We're not political."
Soranno and Puckett raised Punch's starting wage after studying companies like California's In-N-Out Burger and Costco, both of which make it a point to pay their employees what's considered a living wage.
"In the year since I asked this Congress to raise the minimum wage, five states have passed laws to raise theirs," Obama said Tuesday in his address. "Many businesses have done it on their own. Nick Chute is here today with his boss, John Soranno. John's an owner of Punch Pizza in Minneapolis (sic), and Nick helps make the dough.
"Only now he makes more of it: John just gave his employees a raise, to 10 bucks an hour -- a decision that eased their financial stress and boosted their morale."
Besides its $10 starting wage, Punch also pays its managers annual salaries as high as $100,000.
This is nothing new for ob*stard and his cronies.
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Almost has the 'flavour' of the old time Chicago mob family stuff.

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#20 Feb 10, 2014
Sangelia wrote:
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This is nothing new for ob*stard and his cronies.
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Almost has the 'flavour' of the old time Chicago mob family stuff.
He's sort of the token black child for the Daley regime. He is fully owned.

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Marty Costello

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#22 Feb 10, 2014
IrishMN wrote:
This is a great example of Barack Hussein Obama twisting the truth.
This business decided that they would increase the pay of their employees without being forced to by the rule of law. Barack Hussein Obama used their decision as a platform to push for government regulation for every business to have to do the same thing.
Government has no business telling private employers how much they pay their employees. Get government out of business and let capitalism, the greatest economic engine ever invented, prosper.
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St. Paul's Punch Pizza owner, cook attend Obama address
By Nick Woltman, Pioneer Press
Posted: 01/28/2014 12:01:00 AM CST | Updated: about 7 hours ago
Punch Pizza founder John Soranno and cook Nick Chute had choice seats Tuesday at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
The pair attended the event as guests of first lady Michelle Obama and sat in her reserved box in the House chambers in Washington.
The St. Paul-based, wood-fired pizza chain, which has eight locations and 300 employees in the Twin Cities area, announced in November that it would raise its employees' starting wage to $10 an hour. Obama has recently called for an increase to the national minimum wage.
"We are honored to be recognized by the president and first lady," Soranno said in a news release. "As we continue to grow Punch, we recognize that only the most dedicated employees will position us to compete and maintain the highest quality food and the best service in the market.
Soranno and co-owner John Puckett got a message last Monday from their restaurant in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood saying they'd gotten a call from the White House.
"We though it was a joke," Puckett said. "I mean, how could you not?... We fully expected someone to say,'We got you guys. April Fools!' "
But after promptly returning the call, they learned they were being considered for inclusion in the speech. They got confirmation Friday and flew to Washington, D.C., on Monday.
"We don't know how it happened," Puckett said of the White House taking notice of them. "We make about half our pizzas for Republicans and half for Democrats. We're not political."
Soranno and Puckett raised Punch's starting wage after studying companies like California's In-N-Out Burger and Costco, both of which make it a point to pay their employees what's considered a living wage.
"In the year since I asked this Congress to raise the minimum wage, five states have passed laws to raise theirs," Obama said Tuesday in his address. "Many businesses have done it on their own. Nick Chute is here today with his boss, John Soranno. John's an owner of Punch Pizza in Minneapolis (sic), and Nick helps make the dough.
"Only now he makes more of it: John just gave his employees a raise, to 10 bucks an hour -- a decision that eased their financial stress and boosted their morale."
Besides its $10 starting wage, Punch also pays its managers annual salaries as high as $100,000.
This is a great example of you twisting the truth/lying again.

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#23 Feb 10, 2014
Marty Costello wrote:
<quoted text> This is a great example of you twisting the truth/lying again.
I would say "Prove it!", but it would just garner additional insults, accusations, and FBG gibberish.

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#24 Feb 11, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
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He's sort of the token black child for the Daley regime. He is fully owned.
Why do always bring up your racist BS? and please definen how President Obama is a token Black child? also racist this President is the first Black President and the one of the best president but he won't be the last.

And one more thing trashy Sang might be a republican but she's not a racist and I don't appericate you trying to influencing her to be a racist invalid loser like you and she have said that she care for all people regardless of their race or color and you're pushing the bar a little to far behind the foul line their skippy and I'm really getting sick of taking your racist insults all of us are.

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#25 Feb 11, 2014
Because as far as the gangsters that run Illinois and Chicago are concerned, he is their version of "my best friend is black". They don't particularly like him, and he's not particularly competent or effective, but he is, useful to them. He was useful to them as a senator and he is even more useful as president. And you still haven't proven that anyone here has actually lied to you, Marty.

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#26 Feb 11, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
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I would say "Prove it!", but it would just garner additional insults, accusations, and FBG gibberish.
You idiot why don't you prove your own lies,I know that your a liar and a fraud no proof needed in your case the proof is in the pudding.

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#27 Feb 11, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
Because as far as the gangsters that run Illinois and Chicago are concerned, he is their version of "my best friend is black". They don't particularly like him, and he's not particularly competent or effective, but he is, useful to them. He was useful to them as a senator and he is even more useful as president. And you still haven't proven that anyone here has actually lied to you, Marty.
What in the heck are you lying about now? Chicago is a great city and the people that live their are good people and when or how do you know so much about Blacks? he's useful to the country as a whole you blazing dumb idiot that why he was duly elected by the majority of the people twice to serve and direct and lead this country from you bagger loser's who have destroyed this great country idiot and your lying spin won't work with any with a honest brain that can think for themself you fool hahahaha

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#28 Feb 11, 2014
Burden of proof. If you accuse people of lying, you'd better be ready to back it up and provide proof. Otherwise, you end up looking like...well, like you.

And I don't know much about black people, but I do know about Illinois politics. I lived there for a long time.

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#29 Feb 11, 2014
Marty Costello wrote:
<quoted text> What in the heck are you lying about now? Chicago is a great city and the people that live their are good people and when or how do you know so much about Blacks? he's useful to the country as a whole you blazing dumb idiot that why he was duly elected by the majority of the people twice to serve and direct and lead this country from you bagger loser's who have destroyed this great country idiot and your lying spin won't work with any with a honest brain that can think for themself you fool hahahaha
"he's useful to the country as a whole you blazing dumb idiot that why he was duly elected by the majority of the people twice to serve and direct and lead this country"

Interesting statement.

Yet, the polls tell us that he would not be elected today.

And at the same time he was elected, a Republican run House of Representatives "was duly elected by the majority of the people to serve and direct and lead this country".

I am thinking that the people of the US did not vote for Obama as much as they voted against Romney. After all, there were 435 elections for the House, and that means the Republicans won way more elections than did Obama in 2012.

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#40 Feb 17, 2014
IrishMN wrote:
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"he's useful to the country as a whole you blazing dumb idiot that why he was duly elected by the majority of the people twice to serve and direct and lead this country"
Interesting statement.
Yet, the polls tell us that he would not be elected today.
And at the same time he was elected, a Republican run House of Representatives "was duly elected by the majority of the people to serve and direct and lead this country".
I am thinking that the people of the US did not vote for Obama as much as they voted against Romney. After all, there were 435 elections for the House, and that means the Republicans won way more elections than did Obama in 2012.
You should have learn by now to not trust polls silly woman hahahaha
and the only that counts are the one on election day fraud.
Marty Costello

Saint Paul, MN

#41 Feb 17, 2014
cantmakeitup wrote:
Burden of proof. If you accuse people of lying, you'd better be ready to back it up and provide proof. Otherwise, you end up looking like...well, like you.
And I don't know much about black people, but I do know about Illinois politics. I lived there for a long time.
You should have stayed in Illinois.

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#42 Feb 18, 2014
Marty Costello wrote:
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You should have learn by now to not trust polls silly woman hahahaha
and the only that counts are the one on election day fraud.
Really? Tell that to Barack Hussein Obama. The Community Organizer President changes his positions daily depending on what the polls say.
Marty Costello

Saint Paul, MN

#49 Feb 24, 2014
IrishMN wrote:
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Really? Tell that to Barack Hussein Obama. The Community Organizer President changes his positions daily depending on what the polls say.
I'll tell you that you should have stayed in Chicago too,but knowing you their are warrants for arrest for feloney thief.

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