Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1440885 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#836765 Jan 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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In that oath you took when you enlisted to promised to obey the President of the United States. Were you all liars?
Only if the orders are lawful.
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#836766 Jan 10, 2013
Jane Says

New York, NY

#836767 Jan 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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And ignorance is a product of?
living in a private gated compound and spending your entire life on topix commenting on a world you are sheltered from?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#836768 Jan 10, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Actually I don't invest in the market per say. I invest in companies. Long term. In fact now a days I don't invest any new money in it. The only money now is dividends reinvested but that is still a lot. I have found other, safer places to put my money. Which will remain unknown.
Your mattress is hardly unknown. LOL

Your daughters raid it regularly to buy pot!!

Back to your lies about HSA's.

Care to fess up now, or would you rather drag it out??
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#836769 Jan 10, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Actually I don't invest in the market per say. I invest in companies. Long term. In fact now a days I don't invest any new money in it. The only money now is dividends reinvested but that is still a lot. I have found other, safer places to put my money. Which will remain unknown.
"Now a days", redneck double wide trash, fabricating still? Your lying is catching up to you there old wishful thinker.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#836770 Jan 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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1) Developing Communities Project: was organized in 1984 as a branch of the Calumet Community Religious Conference (CCRC) Receives funding from numerous private funded organizations. It is a private organization.
2) University of Chicago is a private institution. Go to it's website.
3) As a lawyer, Obama worked for Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a private law firm.
4) He was a self employed author.
So yo you, since we give oil companies subsidies and Farmers get subsidies, these are all public employees?
The fact is Obama did work in the private sector.
Do yourself a favor & get better informed. You;'re embarrassing yourself.
OK, let's take this post apart, 1. UC is still pays it's employees with public money. 2 Website, shenbsite, 3Lawywer working research in their archives. 4. Author, how many of his books were actually purchased by the public? This guy is a wolf, he'll steal you blind, and is..
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#836771 Jan 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The only people talking but confiscating all guns are idiots like you.
Confiscating ANY guns that are currently legal is unacceptable.
yougonlearntoday sellout

Ottawa, Canada

#836772 Jan 10, 2013
I'll be honest:

Halfbreed Obama didn't do shit for black people in the end. That said, the GOP doesn't do shit for black people either and they hate us to boot. We need a new party or at least a new full black President that isn't Herman Cain. Until the GOP convinces me otherwise with policies and a change of goddamn attitude I will continue voting Dem.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#836773 Jan 10, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> What do you think catastrophic health insurance is? Some people are brain dead.
You've said repeatedly that yu pay out of pocket and have no health insurance.

Now you're trying to weasel out of your previous statements!!

Caught you in yet another lie.

You nitwits are sssoooooo easy.

Jane Says

New York, NY

#836774 Jan 10, 2013
2010 Obamacare predictions, already coming to fruition:

'Medium-Size Business Under Fire

Obamacare will dramatically impact the behavior of medium-size firms in the U.S.—specifically, those companies with 50–199 workers.[1] Beginning in 2014, Obamacare will begin imposing taxes—to help offset the cost of individual employees receiving premium subsidies through the to-be-established state health insurance exchanges—on companies with 50 “full-time equivalents” that do not offer an “acceptable” level of health insurance coverage.[2] These mandates will force companies—including companies below the 50-employee threshold—to react to eventual overall cost increases.

These changes will likely produce upward pressure on health insurance premiums in the “fully insured market”—and this will disproportionately affect these medium-size companies as well as smaller companies.[3] Employees will likely bear most of the burden since these costs will likely be passed on to them in the form of reduced wages, discontinued hiring, or loss of employment.

Instead of adding more regular full-time employees, some businesses will simply increase hours for current employees, hire low-skilled and low-income labor, or opt for more temporary or seasonal workers'
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#836775 Jan 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Supporting jobs here in the US.
Nissan would finance the electric vehicles themselves if there was any chance of success.

Only the federal government is stupid enough to piss any money in this manner.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#836776 Jan 10, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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better tell Flake.
He's confused again.
Still hasn'rt answered to his lies concerning HSA's!!
No surprise there!!
You're belligerent kind of early today. Hahahahahaha
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#836777 Jan 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I am sick & tired of hearing you right whiners threatening armed insurrection.
Quit being such chickensh*ts.
Either do it or STFU.
Is dumbass Dave gonna turn in his neighbors to the gun-grabbers?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#836778 Jan 10, 2013
predicted in 2010:

Health Reform Penalizing Small Business

President Obama and congressional leadership repeatedly claim that Obamacare is good health reform policy for small businesses (companies with 50 or fewer workers), but this claim is not supported by the facts.[4] Instead, Obamacare will likely exacerbate many of the concerns of small businesses—particularly small business owners—in at least four ways.

1. Higher Health Care Costs. Obamacare does nothing to “bend down the cost curve” that small businesses face relating to providing health insurance coverage. In fact, it is likely that the endless regulations, mandates, fees, and taxes will put upward pressure on premium prices—particularly in the “fully insured” market, where 88 percent of workers and dependents at small businesses purchase health insurance.[5] Heritage analysis estimates that roughly 54.5 percent of the total “premium tax” on health insurers will be paid by workers and dependents covered by these employer group policies.[6]

Additionally, the increased costs of health insurance will cause many firms with 50 or fewer employees—perhaps most—to either not offer coverage or drop coverage if they currently offer it. There is nothing currently in Obamacare that will stop them from doing so.

2. Ineffective Small Business Tax Credit. Even accounting for the “cost-reducing” tax credits—which the Congressional Budget Office estimates will impact at most 12 percent of businesses with 25 or fewer workers and expire after two years beginning in 2014—Obamacare will not address the many uncertainties small businesses face in deciding whether to offer health insurance coverage to its workers.

Essentially, after all exclusions the only eligible firms for the heralded “small business tax credit” are those with 10 or fewer workers and those with low-income workers—and most of these workers will qualify for premium subsidies in the state exchanges. These small firms are the least likely to offer coverage even with a significant price reduction.

3. Higher Regulation Compliance Costs. Small businesses do not have the capacity to easily take on additional administrative complexities. Many small companies will have to hire additional workers—and incur higher external accounting expenses—to handle not only the enhanced compliance regulations on health insurance plans but also stricter tax compliance regulations relating to business-to-business transactions.[7]

4. Medicare Taxes on “Flow-Through” and Investment Income. Obamacare will increase the Medicare payroll tax and establish a new Medicare non-payroll (“investment”) tax. This tax will apply perversely on “flow-through income”—thus reaching a significant share of small businesses.[8] Moreover, the wage thresholds on this tax increase are not indexed to inflation and, consequently, will push more small business owners into this higher tax group.[9] The Medicare “investment” tax will also lead to greater deterrence on investment—and passive income—which will suppress economic growth.

Penalizing Business Growth and Success

Businesses will not take much comfort from the passage of this “historic” health care bill. The President and many lawmakers in Washington are consistently proposing and passing legislation that hurts these businesses, and Obamacare is one more example.

Obamacare fails to appropriately address the concerns of small- and medium-size businesses relating to health care reform, and it will force many companies to react to new cost burdens. The intended consequences of this poorly constructed bill are harmful enough, but the many unintended consequences are even worse.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#836779 Jan 10, 2013
carol wrote:
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Please post this often too. It's wonderful! At least 50 times a day would be great!

Orlando, FL

#836780 Jan 10, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Your downward spiral includes your buying used, soiled furniture.
Pretty sure you're at the bottom of the spiral, with the rest of America looking down on dumb goobers like you!!
You might want to check locations before responding. Several posters want to be me apparently.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#836781 Jan 10, 2013
flack wrote:
If someone from the 1950's would suddenly appear what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about today?
I have a device in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man.
I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into arguments with strangers.
Damn, what a life. No wonder your old lady stuck her head in a conveyor belt, it should have been your head. Of course you would have figured out a way to pretend that you made a small fortune out of that also, while suggesting that the rest of us were stupid for not doing the same. You are one funny little man FLAKE.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#836782 Jan 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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They turn in billing. Their pay is salary based.
A time card is a time sheet, dipstick.
I knew that if anyone knew about Walmart pay methods, it would be a career greeter like you.
If you don't have enough billable hours, the door slams quickly.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#836783 Jan 10, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Actually I don't invest in the market per say. I invest in companies. Long term. In fact now a days I don't invest any new money in it. The only money now is dividends reinvested but that is still a lot. I have found other, safer places to put my money. Which will remain unknown.
So Obama collapses the economy, as per your prediction.

Your 'companies value goes to $0.

Your long term is going to make it back after the company ceases to exist??

As I said, you can't justify your ignorance. If you truly believed Obama was so dangerous, you would not be in the market, but would have it all under your mattress.

A perfect time to invest would be after Obama, according to your wacky beliefs.

You really don't understand any of this, do you??

BTW, coal stocks have fallen far more than the carbon market!!

So much for WVA coal miners.

At least a lot of them are getting jobs in the emerging natural gas industry.

But you wouldn't know about that..........
Truth is no SIN

New York, NY

#836784 Jan 10, 2013
It later emerged that Paul Slater broke into the house - thinking no one was home - with a crowbar and went from room-to-room until he came upon the family in the attic.
Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman told WSBTV after the burglary:'The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver.'
Sheriff Chapman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:'The guy’s face down, crying. The woman told him to stay down or she’d shoot again.'
WSBTV reported that Slater has a long criminal history and was released from prison in August.

The woman's husband, Donnie Herman, is just glad his wife and kids are safe.

Mr Herman told WSBTV:'My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner.'


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