Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1762516 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1195581 Sep 2, 2014
Those wacky Christians...pt 2...

'Three Columbus churches were vandalized with threatening graffiti from the Koran. The graffiti “Qur’an 3:151″

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/three...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1195582 Sep 2, 2014
*THE
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1195583 Sep 2, 2014
Those intolerant, granny killing Republicans...

'Virginia Democrat:“Let Us Pray to God that He Infects All Members of NRA With Ebola”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/virgi...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1195584 Sep 2, 2014
Al Gore is not a scientist...

'The Cook et al.(2013) 97% paper included a bunch of psychology studies, marketing papers, and surveys of the general public as scientific endorsement of anthropogenic climate change.'

http://www.joseduarte.com/blog/cooking-stove-...
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1195586 Sep 2, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
G.O.P. chief Reince Priebus ripped President Obama on Sunday
for consuming three meals a day while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.
“With international crises boiling over in Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine, it’s unconscionable that the President is having breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” he said.
The White House defended the President’s eating habits, noting that his predecessor, George W. Bush, frequently supplemented his three meals a day with an afternoon snack, but Priebus was unmoved by this argument.“It sends a very dangerous message to our enemies to see President Obama eating,” he said.
LOL! The list goes on and on; tan suit, golfing, eating....
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1195587 Sep 2, 2014
Lets play the Guess who said this game!

'Punish our enemies and reward our friends'

1) a ham and cheese sandwich
2) Porky Pig
3) Stalin
4) Lenin
5) Hitler
6) Obama

sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195588 Sep 2, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
Where did "indians" come from?
wherever white people didn't. like, here.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1195589 Sep 2, 2014
This is the wrong time in American History to have a ‘JV President’ at the Helm, he’s weak, vacillating, ill-advised, culturally insecure, strategically illiterate, tactically incompetent President in the White House!! Obama has surrounded himself with a bunch of incompetent Idiots and is highlighted by his ‘No Strategy remarks!!
Patrick

United States

#1195590 Sep 2, 2014
This seems .John Golf and the English Lord with the multiple personalities and Karol to a tea

G.O.P. chief Reince Priebus ripped President Obama on Sunday
for consuming three meals a day while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.
“With international crises boiling over in Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine, it’s unconscionable that the President is having breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” he said.
The White House defended the President’s eating habits, noting that his predecessor, George W. Bush, frequently supplemented his three meals a day with an afternoon snack, but Priebus was unmoved by this argument.“It sends a very dangerous message to our enemies to see President Obama eating,” he said.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1195591 Sep 2, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Why midterm elections matter to you
As usual for midterm elections, expectations are that most voters will tune out the candidates and stay home on Election Day, just nine weeks away. But that would be a bad idea. For at least these five reasons, voters should be paying attention during the post-Labor Day sprint to Nov. 4:
You'll pay dearly for not voting. Politics are brutal to those who don't vote. At the federal level, the low participation of young voters has produced a government that, not coincidentally, borrows heavily and spends excessively on benefit programs for retirees.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/09...
i think we should roundup all the old white people who are dragging this country down, and send them back to where they came from.
Probably some socialist country.

When people stay home from the polls strange candidates can win important seats. Candidates such as 23 year old home schooled Jennifer Sullivan who lives at home with mom and siblings.
Work experience is a little weak, helped out on a couple of campaigns and helps mom run the North Lake Tea Party. www.voteforjennifer.com

She says that she believes strongly in term limits__we'll see.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1195592 Sep 2, 2014
New York Set to Accuse Evans Bank of Redlining

The suit offers a detailed look at the uneasy state of lending in the United States. In the heady days before the 2008 financial crisis, as Wall Street’s mortgage machine hummed, the nation’s largest banks made loans in black and Hispanic neighborhoods, although often at steep rates. Since then, though, the authorities nationwide have grown concerned that the pendulum has swung too far in the opposite direction, creating a patchy credit drought as banks refuse to lend in those same minority communities where credit once flowed.

That unequal access to credit, the authorities say, threatens to exacerbate the country’s yawning wealth gap. Part of the problem is that the foreclosure crisis disproportionately affected black and Hispanic communities, wiping out billions of dollars of housing wealth, federal mortgage data shows.

Mortgage lending is critical, the authorities say, to bolster homeownership — a cornerstone of upward mobility — in minority communities still trying to dig out from the recession. Denied access to credit, state and federal authorities warn, minority communities are helpless to address problems like boarded-up homes, foreclosures and blight that have long ravaged neighborhoods.

Pointing to the damage wrought, in part, by such problems, the City of Providence, R.I., sued Santander Bank in May, accusing it of systematically refusing to lend in predominantly minority neighborhoods. From 2009 to 2012, the lawsuit said, new mortgages in Providence’s white neighborhoods proliferated while those in minority neighborhoods plummeted by 63 percent a year from the number of new mortgages made in 2006 and 2007.

“It’s a civil rights issue,” said John P. Relman, the lead lawyer in the suit against Santander.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/new-yo...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1195594 Sep 2, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Why midterm elections matter to you
As usual for midterm elections, expectations are that most voters will tune out the candidates and stay home on Election Day, just nine weeks away. But that would be a bad idea. For at least these five reasons, voters should be paying attention during the post-Labor Day sprint to Nov. 4:
You'll pay dearly for not voting. Politics are brutal to those who don't vote. At the federal level, the low participation of young voters has produced a government that, not coincidentally, borrows heavily and spends excessively on benefit programs for retirees.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/09...
i think we should roundup all the old white people who are dragging this country down, and send them back to where they came from.
No one is older or whiter than Joe Biden. Over the weekend he said "It's time to take our country back"--he no doubt hates himself and the O'bama.

“Amor patriae.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1195595 Sep 2, 2014
THE DEVIL wrote:
<quoted text>
UM... ABOUT 30 "HEROES" ARE BURIED AT ARLINGTON EVERY DAY... THAT'S A LOT OF FUNERALS... ARE YOU SUGGESTING THE PRESIDENT ATTEND ALL OF THEM, AS A MATTER OF "COMMON DECENCY?" OR... ARE YOU SUGGESTING GENERAL HOWARD IS SOMEHOW MORE IMPORTANT THAN PRIVATE JOAN? IF I NAMED MY KID "HAROLD" I'D JUST ASSUME NOBODY WOULD COME TO THE SERVICE WHEN HE WAS SHOT BY ONE OF HIS OWN MEN... NAH.. YOU'RE NOT SUGGESTING EITHER ONE, ARE YOU? YOU'RE JUST TRYING TO STIR UP SOME SHIT LIKE THE OTHER PENTECOSTAL CLOWNS IN HERE... I'M TELLIN' YOU FLAT OUT... IT'S A BAD IDEA....
I'm suggesting Obama show the same respect to our military commanders that he does queer basketball players or gold bedazzled hip-hop entertainers.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1195596 Sep 2, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
New York Set to Accuse Evans Bank of Redlining
The suit offers a detailed look at the uneasy state of lending in the United States. In the heady days before the 2008 financial crisis, as Wall Street’s mortgage machine hummed, the nation’s largest banks made loans in black and Hispanic neighborhoods, although often at steep rates. Since then, though, the authorities nationwide have grown concerned that the pendulum has swung too far in the opposite direction, creating a patchy credit drought as banks refuse to lend in those same minority communities where credit once flowed.
That unequal access to credit, the authorities say, threatens to exacerbate the country’s yawning wealth gap. Part of the problem is that the foreclosure crisis disproportionately affected black and Hispanic communities, wiping out billions of dollars of housing wealth, federal mortgage data shows.
Mortgage lending is critical, the authorities say, to bolster homeownership — a cornerstone of upward mobility — in minority communities still trying to dig out from the recession. Denied access to credit, state and federal authorities warn, minority communities are helpless to address problems like boarded-up homes, foreclosures and blight that have long ravaged neighborhoods.
Pointing to the damage wrought, in part, by such problems, the City of Providence, R.I., sued Santander Bank in May, accusing it of systematically refusing to lend in predominantly minority neighborhoods. From 2009 to 2012, the lawsuit said, new mortgages in Providence’s white neighborhoods proliferated while those in minority neighborhoods plummeted by 63 percent a year from the number of new mortgages made in 2006 and 2007.
“It’s a civil rights issue,” said John P. Relman, the lead lawyer in the suit against Santander.
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/new-yo...
Well Sonic look at the unemployment rate of blacks under the"O'bama is a racist regime": in most areas black unemployment was over 50%--now how are they going to afford a loan?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1195597 Sep 2, 2014
Most Keynesian economists do not want to admit that we are in another depression. They find the word painful!! I’m wondering are Liberals/Democrats gathering around the water fountain whispering in each other ears it 'doesn’t Work!! The fact is Keynesian economics has never Work!!

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1195599 Sep 2, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Only a moron believes there are death panels.
Its the culture.....
You callin' Howard Dean a moron?

“Amor patriae.”

Level 5

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1195601 Sep 2, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> My God you're an ignorant f*cj. Obama constantly talks about the evils of the radical Islamists slaughtering people. I guess Rush doesn't talk about that so you have no clue.
I said "the less savory aspects of Islam", not the actions of it's adherents, you fcking slobbering groupie. He's a Muslim, he'd never mock the "religion of peace" - as it slashes and burns it's way to world domination.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1195603 Sep 2, 2014
Michelle Robinson Soetoro wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. It is perfectly clear that you are a brain-washed imbecile with a horrible personal life and nothing better to do than post on Topix.
Facts and reality are both so difficult for baggers to deal with, huh Moonloon?

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1195604 Sep 2, 2014
The ApothecaryThe Apothecary
Insights into health care and entitlement reform.
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Obamacare Is Dampening The Job Market In 3 Principal Ways
Avik Roy Avik Roy , Forbes Staff

For most Americans, Labor Day is an opportunity to take an extra day off of work and enjoy a long weekend with family and friends. But for more than 100 million Americans, Labor Day isn’t a day off from work. That’s because two-fifths of the population is either unemployed, or out of the workforce altogether. The U.S. economy is still not back on its feet, six years after the financial crisis of 2008. One big reason is Obamacare, a law that is hampering job growth in three principal ways.

Last month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York published two surveys of regional employers—one focused on manufacturing businesses, one on service companies—and asked them how Obamacare was affecting their businesses. For 2015, 33.3 percent of service firms said Obamacare was increasing their costs “a lot,” whereas 51.2 percent of manufacturing firms said the same.

While almost no firms said they would be dropping health coverage for their workers, 16.9 percent of service firms and 21.6 percent of manufacturers said they would be reducing their workforce due to Obamacare. 21.8 and 20.5 percent, respectively, said they would be reducing wage and salary compensation. 25 and 36.4 percent, respectively, said they would be raising prices for their customers.

1. Obamacare is one of the largest tax increases in U.S. history

Over the next decade, Obamacare increases taxes by more than $1.2 trillion: one of the largest tax increases in U.S. history, and the largest in nominal dollars. The largest of these tax increases are on high-value health insurance plans (the “Cadillac” tax); a 3.8 percent surtax on investment income for high earners and businesses filing as individuals; a 0.9 percentage-point increase in the Medicare payroll tax for high earners; the individual mandate; the employer mandate; and the excise taxes on health insurance premiums, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

The tax on investment income is especially significant, because it affects all businesses that file their taxes as individuals. According to Ernst & Young, 54 percent of the private-sector workforce is employed in “flow-through” businesses whose income is subject to the individual income tax rate. While not all of those businesses earn enough income to be affected by the Obamacare tax, affected businesses will have to make up the difference by either hiring fewer workers, or charging higher prices for their goods and services, or both.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1195605 Sep 2, 2014
2. Obamacare increases the cost of employing workers

Obamacare increases the cost of labor in two ways. The first is the law’s notorious employer mandate, requiring all businesses with more than 50 full-time-equivalent employees to offer federally-certified health coverage, or pay steep fines.(For a detailed look at how the employer mandate works, go here.)

Obviously, the employer mandate is a strong incentive for small businesses to keep their workforce under 50 full-time-equivalent employees, and also to move workers from full-time to part-time jobs. In addition, some employers are increasing their investment in automation technology, like self-service checkout counters at the grocery store, in order to limit their human workforce.

Also, Obamacare includes several mandates on the type of health coverage that employers must offer. For businesses that offered cost-efficient health insurance to their workers, this will increase labor costs.

3. Obamacare’s exchange subsidies encourage many workers to drop out

If you pay unemployed people more, it becomes less economically attractive for them to seek work. Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago has done a considerable amount of research on Obamacare’s impact on the disincentive to work, calling it “startling.” He finds that Obamacare’s subsidies are “roughly equivalent to doubling both employer and employee payroll tax rates for half of the population”; i.e., the half of the working population that is eligible for Obamacare subsidies.

Some pro-Obamacare economists have pointed to the experience of Massachusetts under Romneycare—where labor force participation was not substantially affected—as proof that Obamacare will do fine on this score. But Mulligan estimates that “the ACA will increase the national average marginal labor income tax rate about fourteen times more than the 2006 ‘Romneycare’ health reform law increased the Massachusetts average rate.”

Part of the reason for the difference is that Romneycare achieved near-universal coverage while subsidizing premiums for people with incomes up to 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, whereas Obamacare subsidizes those up to 400 percent of FPL.

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