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Mokena Observer

New Lenox, IL

#21 Feb 24, 2012
american wrote:
Hate is a strong word. Obama is of black and white decent. To hate him because of his race would be hating most of ourselves. You race issue holds no water. I can't hate a man I don't know. I personally disagree with his ideology for america. I feel he does not love this country, its history, and has great disrespect our constitution. His agenda is to CHANGE america, not lead it. We need a president who wants to lead us, not CHANGE us.
how did he disrespect the constition?
Marko

Frankfort, IL

#22 Mar 1, 2012
teacher2 wrote:
What does race have anything to do with it. If he was a good President and did our Country well, I don't care what color he is. Race has nothing to do with it. He has proven time and time again his promises mean nothing. If we have him for another 4 years kiss america goodbye.
What promises are you speaking of?
Marko

Frankfort, IL

#23 Mar 1, 2012
Restore America wrote:
The socialist ideology is preached by many white liberals and the President's race does not matter what does is the pandering by both parties to the entitled in this country who contribute NOTHING and continually want more and more of the earners money.
The entitled of this country are those who have paid into the system through payroll taxes (Social Security and Medicare) and deservedly should be able to rely on those programs, when they retire and need them. Not those who have not.
Obamanomics

United States

#24 Mar 2, 2012
Marko wrote:
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The entitled of this country are those who have paid into the system through payroll taxes (Social Security and Medicare) and deservedly should be able to rely on those programs, when they retire and need them. Not those who have not.
That's the problem. The ones who contributed into the system are not doing the collecting. The ones who paid nothing into the system are doing the collecting. They are making a career of milking the system dry. The democratic party is enabling this lifestyle for the dead beats.
Marko

Frankfort, IL

#25 Mar 3, 2012
teacher2 wrote:
What does race have anything to do with it. If he was a good President and did our Country well, I don't care what color he is. Race has nothing to do with it. He has proven time and time again his promises mean nothing. If we have him for another 4 years kiss america goodbye.
How could you be a teacher. You couldn't even understand my question!
Again I ask what promises are you talking about?
pissed

Portland, CT

#26 Jun 26, 2012
Race may ass. WHY must it always be about race. The man is a horror of a president. He has personally set race relations back 50 years, destroyed an economy, pushed a socialist agenda down our throats, plunged the US into financial servitude to the Chinese from which we may never recover, and disrespects the laws of the constitution. He's arrogant, disrespectful of the American people, an elitist self indulged self promotor, and spends his time apologizing for his country and bowing to foreign leaders, that only lead in human rights atrocities. I'm too busy hating him for all that stuff to notice he's HALF BLACK.(let's just forget he's half white, because he hates that part of himself) You put Condoleezza Rice up on the block and watch how fast I Get in line behind that brilliant, intelligent, and morally sound BLACK woman!! Only the true racists cry racisim. The rest of us just see an absolute imbecile in the white house, trying to destroy our nation through fundamental unconstitutional change.
pissed

Portland, CT

#27 Jun 26, 2012
Marko wrote:
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How could you be a teacher. You couldn't even understand my question!
Again I ask what promises are you talking about?
Seriously? This just proves you're an idiot or a blind left wing activist. I don't have all month, so I'll toss out a couple of the biggest lies.

What happened to "sunlight before signing" The American people were promised 5 days to inspect any bills that came to his desk before he signed them. Never happened.

A "transparent" government. Instead, he has installed the most corrupt subversive government in our history, cloaked in secrecy.

Denial of lobbyists in the white house. HA!! The minority house speaker was patently denied access to the president, stating that he was too busy to see him. While union bosses and lobbyists had free, at will access to his office.

Elimination of the 401K penalty for withdrawal of funds from retirement accounts to help survive the disastrous economy. Never happened. His lust for our money is without bounds, and the penalties stand.

Lets not forget a big one. EARMARK REFORM! He made it perfectly clear that he would demand that earmarks to special interest be cast out of government. Not only a lie, it has exploded in cost to serve his supporters nearly exclusively.

His signing statement, bald faced lie. Remember that one? Bush is a criminal for attaching signing statements? Go look it up.

Closing Gitmo?

The 'stimulus spending" Hmmm...Shovel ready jobs....Republicans want you to be killed on the unsafe highways and bridges! Republicans want you to be raped and murdered in the streets, and your houses to burn down! They want you to die because there are no nurses! We need fireman and policeman! We need the infrastructure rebuilt right now! We need this money to fix it and will do it tomorrow!
Not one job created. Not one cop, not one fireman. money went to the public sector unions to bolster pensions and protect union jobs, and any numbers to the positive were to rehire positions lost due to layoffs from failing tax revenues.

Reset the US / Russia relation. We all know how that worked, don't we. We are on the verge of cold war activities once again.

line by line scrutiny of the nations budget to eliminate waste and corruption. NOPE! not only a total lie, it has become so bad that it's now a national joke.

Early defense from missile attack. He not only shut the program down leaving the united states completely open to attack from a growing number of combative and soon to be nuclear weapon weapon armed countries, but he has also turned his back on our allies that were counting on that protection, and pledged support and alliance. Ever hear of a place called Poland?

Bring an end to the war in Iraq...HAHAHAHAHA.

But yeah, its' only because he's black that I take issue with these things. If he were white, I would support every one of these insane policies and lies. After all, I hate America too, and can't wait to fail!

PS. Pleas do not embarrass yourself further by bringing up Bush and claiming it to be all his fault.

Days after taking office, Obama stated in no uncertain terms, that if he couldn't fix the country in 3 years.(3, not 4) he should be held accountable, and become a one term president. What?? not another lie!!!
nl resident

New Lenox, IL

#28 Jun 26, 2012
american wrote:
Hate is a strong word. Obama is of black and white decent. To hate him because of his race would be hating most of ourselves. You race issue holds no water. I can't hate a man I don't know. I personally disagree with his ideology for america. I feel he does not love this country, its history, and has great disrespect our constitution. His agenda is to CHANGE america, not lead it. We need a president who wants to lead us, not CHANGE us.
My sentiments exactly. I don't hate the person, I hate the actions of the person.
Char B

Schaumburg, IL

#29 Jun 26, 2012
I agree with american - Feb. 23. - I can't hate him - I don't know him -- I disagree with his ideas and thoughts and the direction that he is taking AMERICA. He needs to be replaced and ASAP for the survival of our country - the people who live and WORK in it.
Neighbor

Wheaton, IL

#30 Jun 26, 2012
That was a very dumb question. I'd offer a penny for your thoughts as to why you asked it, and I know I'd get change back!
ask blacks

Streamwood, IL

#31 Jun 26, 2012
I think the better question is. did black people vote for Obama because he was black? The stats reveal that is true, yet no one dare call that racism.

He could not have won if not for the white vote (as it is called), so your thesis is flawed. Those numbers are down, as are independents, hispanics (hence his recent interest in illegal aliens) and even some blacks find him very unworthy of their vote.

There is a reason Erik Holder and the DOJ do not want voter IDs....they will lose a chunk of their voting base...illegals, multiple time voters, dead people, ghost addresses, etc.

This administration is beyond a joke and hopefully enough people will be savvy enough to see that and place their vote intelligently somewhere else.
Accountability

United States

#32 Jun 27, 2012
lwfalls wrote:
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Most of the liberal black folks are probably the 45% of americans who not only DONT pay their "fair share" but pay ZERO. Yet they complain that they are somehow being treated unfairly tax wise.
I agree that everyone should pay their fair share. That means those 45% who pay ZERO need to pay 10% of their income, whatever it is so they have some skin in the game. I also believe that the millionaires should pay the same 10%. That would be fair. Not the bullshit tax system we have now. Maybe once they pay SOMETHING, they will begin to see the error of their ways.
This is a little off topic but you did open the door when you brought up taxes. One of my pet peeves is when people can’t differentiate between welfare recipients, those receiving unemployment compensation and the working poor.
Unemployment is not a welfare program. It is an insurance program. To receive these benefits, one must have held a job for a certain amount of time. While working, we all pay premiums into this program, just as you would for car, home or life insurance. Though I’m sure there are some abusing the benefit, for most it is a lifeline that even with the numerous extensions, will eventually run out. I don’t begrudge anyone this benefit because none of us ever knows when we may be in that boat.
The working poor are just that, people who are WORKING but barely scraping by. They do have skin in the game by paying the same sales and property taxes that we all pay. The only difference is that it’s a much larger percentage of their income. I like to use the analogy that it would be like a millionaire having to pay $400.00 for a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk or gas. I can’t see how taking an additional 10% of their income will make them appreciate their situation more. Though they may be receiving some benefits, taking more away from them may make them realize that they’d be better off leaving the work force altogether and going completely on public aid. Remember, those not working pay no taxes AND take benefits from the State, costing all of us even more.
That brings us to welfare abuse, which is the real problem. We all have stories about being in line behind someone in the grocery store paying with a LINK card or at the hospital behind someone with Medicaid, only to see them waddle out to a $50,000 Mercedes. There was an article in the paper this week about a woman getting arrested with several fraudulent credit cards and a LINK card not belonging to her. There are also those who sell their LINK card for pennies on the dollar and then claim they lost it and need a replacement. I’m not sure how this program is administered since I’ve never utilized it but you would think they would have to be interviewed occasionally and asked why they need this assistance. To most of us, it seems that it would be relatively easy to weed out fraud, but that might require someone from the State doing their job. However, to simply raise taxes to a minimum level, as you proposed, would still have no effect on this group because they don’t work.
Instead of taxing working people more to cover the costs of those who abuse the system, I propose that those receiving benefits from the State are technically employees of the State. They should therefore be required to perform some type of service in order to receive their benefits. Perhaps they might be more motivated to find legitimate work if they have to spend a few days a week picking up garbage on a 95 degree day. Even those with limitations because of disability could be utilized in schools or libraries. In reality, there’s really very few that can’t at least do something to contribute to society instead of just taking.
donna

Chicago, IL

#33 Jun 27, 2012
Hey BIGOT; BS you don't care about his race. Most of New Lenox is a bunch of Bigots. Hey bigot-stay in IL where the democrats will prevail and we will hand our state to Obama-HAHAHAHA
lwfalls wrote:
Absolutely stupid post. I can't stand Obama, not because of race but because he's destroying this country. He is incompetent.
Why do black liberals bash Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain, and Allen West? I think Allen West is the yound black mans name who is a newer senator or rep from Florida from the military family - he is someone I would def support for President.
Why do black folks bash republican black folks who are successful and why do they call them Uncle Toms? Does black America think you have to be poor and from the ghetto to get the support of black voters? Successful black men should be role models in the black community, not pimps like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who live to pimp their own race for their own benefit.
Liberal black america is what holds back black america
they walk among us

Streamwood, IL

#34 Jun 27, 2012
donna wrote:
Hey BIGOT; BS you don't care about his race. Most of New Lenox is a bunch of Bigots. Hey bigot-stay in IL where the democrats will prevail and we will hand our state to Obama-HAHAHAHA
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This is by far one of the most ignorant comments I have seen here. You have single handedly proven why Illinois is in the toilet socially, financially, academically...our credit ranking is less than some 3rd world countries. Why?...

The DEMOCRATIC machine which is beyond corrupt and destroying this state.
Unions controlling (and ruining) business (mmm...trade shows not coming here anymore due to high union fees...shooting yourself in the foot eh?)
Entitlement groups looking to take and not give to the system (blacks, hispanics, welfare communities, etc.) and politicians catering to them for votes. Makes for one effed up state, and yes, Barry can claim ownership of some of that mess (i.e., ACORN)

Gee...how silly of those GOP states like Wisc. and Indiana who are in the black, even in this economy. Tightening belts, limiting entitlements, and telling unions "no! enough!" did wonders. Guess that's why businesses are moving there from here. You are proud of that?? Duh!

Yep...stupid dems again. And you are proud of Illinois? What on earth for? Never ceasing to prove your total lack of ignorance. Thanks for validating what most smart people know.
CM Punk

Orland Park, IL

#35 Jun 27, 2012
Honestly, there are people who do hate him because of his race, of course, most won't admit it. Although there are people who don't like him as a president for his political views, too. Plus, like most presidents during their first term, he was very cautious to do anything. I'm a moderate, leaning a bit more towards Republican economics, but still, I don't HATE Obama.
pissed

Portland, CT

#36 Jun 27, 2012
Actually, he charged forward like a bull in a china shop, spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave, had no clear path to stabilize the economy, and plunged us into trillions of dollars of debt over night. He threw any caution to the wind and in his limitless arrogance, did what he wanted o do unchecked. Aside from the presidential office, he held power of house and senate, and moved unencumbered. Now he blames his insane failed agenda on the
republicans? Yeah, we're stupid.
Yes you are stupid

Frankfort, IL

#37 Jun 28, 2012
pissed wrote:
Actually, he charged forward like a bull in a china shop, spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave, had no clear path to stabilize the economy, and plunged us into trillions of dollars of debt over night. He threw any caution to the wind and in his limitless arrogance, did what he wanted o do unchecked. Aside from the presidential office, he held power of house and senate, and moved unencumbered. Now he blames his insane failed agenda on the
republicans? Yeah, we're stupid.
Obama "plunged us into trillions of dollars of debt over night" all by himself? The country was not in dire economic stress before Obama was elected, is that what you're saying? We didn't have two unfunded wars (Republicans can't raise taxes even during a war) before Obama became president? Congress has no say in spending? The Republican plan is?????? You don't have to like Obama; but yeah, you and people who think like you are truly stupid.
dave

Portland, CT

#38 Jul 10, 2012
Yeah, he pretty much plunged us trillions and trillions of dollars into debt all by himself. Stop You can't blame Bush forever, because quite frankly, it just makes you look stupid. Bush did not create this debt, Obama did with the biggest tax increases in the history of government, and not one thin dime of tax cuts. Expansion of government to never before seen proportions, and with obama care now in place, 16,000 new IRS agents will be hired to enforce it at a tax payer cost of approx. 10 billion tax payer dollars. Bush didn't hire them, obama did. It is indisputable fact that Obama is by far and away the single biggest middle class tax hiker in history.
Until recently, Obamas had total control of government across the board, and %100 of all spending has been at his discretion and his alone. He has out spent 8 years of the bush administration by more than 2 fold in just 3 years of a single term.
His stimulus package was enough to have paid off the entire debt of the "Bush wars" AND the additional actions that obama has mired us in. His actions are indefensible and wither in the light of truth. Stop blaming Bush, and stop defending a mad man that is single handedly plunging generations of our children into financial ruin, and destroying our way of life. The man has surrounded himself with thugs and criminals, is a confirmed liar, and is completely unfit to lead the once greatest nation on earth.
Dick Tracy

United States

#39 Jul 10, 2012
dave wrote:
Yeah, he pretty much plunged us trillions and trillions of dollars into debt all by himself. Stop You can't blame Bush forever, because quite frankly, it just makes you look stupid. Bush did not create this debt, Obama did with the biggest tax increases in the history of government, and not one thin dime of tax cuts. Expansion of government to never before seen proportions, and with obama care now in place, 16,000 new IRS agents will be hired to enforce it at a tax payer cost of approx. 10 billion tax payer dollars. Bush didn't hire them, obama did. It is indisputable fact that Obama is by far and away the single biggest middle class tax hiker in history.
Until recently, Obamas had total control of government across the board, and %100 of all spending has been at his discretion and his alone. He has out spent 8 years of the bush administration by more than 2 fold in just 3 years of a single term.
His stimulus package was enough to have paid off the entire debt of the "Bush wars" AND the additional actions that obama has mired us in. His actions are indefensible and wither in the light of truth. Stop blaming Bush, and stop defending a mad man that is single handedly plunging generations of our children into financial ruin, and destroying our way of life. The man has surrounded himself with thugs and criminals, is a confirmed liar, and is completely unfit to lead the once greatest nation on earth.
You on something. I want a toke.
Dave is stupid

Frankfort, IL

#40 Jul 10, 2012
dave wrote:
Yeah, he pretty much plunged us trillions and trillions of dollars into debt all by himself. Stop You can't blame Bush forever, because quite frankly, it just makes you look stupid. Bush did not create this debt, Obama did with the biggest tax increases in the history of government, and not one thin dime of tax cuts. Expansion of government to never before seen proportions, and with obama care now in place, 16,000 new IRS agents will be hired to enforce it at a tax payer cost of approx. 10 billion tax payer dollars. Bush didn't hire them, obama did. It is indisputable fact that Obama is by far and away the single biggest middle class tax hiker in history.
Until recently, Obamas had total control of government across the board, and %100 of all spending has been at his discretion and his alone. He has out spent 8 years of the bush administration by more than 2 fold in just 3 years of a single term.
His stimulus package was enough to have paid off the entire debt of the "Bush wars" AND the additional actions that obama has mired us in. His actions are indefensible and wither in the light of truth. Stop blaming Bush, and stop defending a mad man that is single handedly plunging generations of our children into financial ruin, and destroying our way of life. The man has surrounded himself with thugs and criminals, is a confirmed liar, and is completely unfit to lead the once greatest nation on earth.
What the...? Everything you said is completely made up. You're not simply stupid; you're a flaming moron! You don't have to like Obama but jeezoos! Is Obama the most incompetent idiot ever to take office or is he an all powerful, evil, super-genius plotting the destruction of America? You nut jobs can't seem to make up your minds.

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