Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

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"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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I Come In PEACE

New York, NY

#885879 Apr 9, 2013
Obama defends plan to cut Medicare and Social Security
After media reports that the Obama administration plans to slash Medicare and Social Security in its latest budget proposal due to be released Wednesday, government officials have been seeking to diffuse popular opposition to the cuts.

In his weekly radio address Saturday, Obama sought to portray the budget proposal, which slashes $1.2 trillion in spending over the course of ten years, as an unavoidable compromise in the face of intransigent demands by the Republicans.“While it’s not my ideal plan to further reduce the deficit, it’s a compromise I’m willing to accept in order to move beyond a cycle of short-term, crisis-driven decision-making… It includes ideas many Republicans have said they could accept as well.”

The Obama administration’s budget proposal, due to be released on Wednesday, will incorporate all of the spending cuts included in previous “Grand Bargain” proposals, including sharp cuts in Medicare, Social Security, federal worker pensions and other vital programs.

White House officials indicated in a press conference last week that the budget proposal will include $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over ten years, including $400 billion in cuts to Medicare and other health care programs and $130 billion from reducing inflation calculations linked to Social Security payments.

In the course of discussions over the “fiscal cliff” earlier this year, the administration publicly released a proposal that includes many other cuts—such as $35 billion in the “reform” of federal retirement programs, the ending of Saturday delivery for the US postal service, and increased fees for airline travel.

The White House budget will be the basis for further negotiations with Republicans, which will inevitably mean even more cuts.

The Medicare cuts will reportedly include means testing for recipients—a move that would transform it from a universal entitlement to an antipoverty program, in preparation for its gutting and ultimate destruction—and a cigarette tax, a regressive consumption tax. The means testing proposal in particular marks a sharp escalation in the attack on Medicare.

“The budget reflects his priorities within a budget world that is not ideal,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday, when the bill was announced.“It requires compromise, negotiation and a willingness to accept that you won’t get 100 percent of what you want.”

But even while seeking to blame the Republicans for the most draconian elements of his proposal, Obama was unapologetic in his calls for slashing entitlements, a proposal opposed by the overwhelming majority of the population. Obama defended the cuts as a way to strengthen a “rising, thriving middle class,” adding that he is in favor of “tough reforms required to strengthen Medicare for the future.”

Talk of “strengthening” Medicare is the standard Orwellian argument employed by both political parties to justify unpopular cuts.
TSM

United States

#885880 Apr 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
When TSM's kids were in school, they would come home & say " Why are everyone's parents so nice & smart & I have total d*cks for parents?"
Dave by your response you haven’t explained the Birds/Bees to your Kids Yet!!

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#885881 Apr 9, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Just like the last two the Obama budget is DOA. Doubtful it will get a single vote.
Republicans decided to vote no months ago. What's new.
I Come In PEACE

New York, NY

#885882 Apr 9, 2013
In the War on Media Disinformation, the Truth is our Most Valuable Weapon!!!!!!!!!!
I Come In PEACE

New York, NY

#885883 Apr 9, 2013
Aleppo, the Castle”: Documentary on Atrocities Committed by US-NATO Sponsored Terrorists in Syria
I Come In PEACE

New York, NY

#885884 Apr 9, 2013
Smearing those Who Speak the Truth: The Media Myth of “Regime Apologists”

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#885885 Apr 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans decided to vote no months ago. What's new.
If I remember correctly the democrats decided not to vote for the last two either. He got zero votes. So that makes him a zero too. What kind of a loser can't even get one vote. Not even from the socialists!
I Come In PEACE

New York, NY

#885886 Apr 9, 2013
During the war in Libya, the mainstream media was reporting stories to the effect that that Gaddafi was giving his soldiers Viagra to engage in mass rape. And more recently with regards to Syria, the mainstream media has been reporting that there is a “high probability” that Assad used chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. However, the Viagra story turned out to be false and there is no conclusive evidence that government forces in Syria used chemical weapons.

In this context, it is important to realize that these so-called regime apologists are actually providing the reader with more information and aiding to show a more balanced view of current events. Articles focusing solely on the atrocities that rebels have committed is positive as the crimes that despotic regimes commit can be found rather easily as they are reported on exhaustively, whereas the war crimes of rebels are often ignored.
TSM

United States

#885887 Apr 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
no
What’d you mean ‘No’ Redistribution/Social Engineering are both Wrapped with the Same Bow disguise as Compassion, It’s taking from the Producers giving it to the Non-Producers!!
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#885888 Apr 9, 2013
A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck near Iran's only nuclear power station Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 500, according to one report, and generating tremors that were felt on the other side of the Persian Gulf.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/09...

Maybe nature will take care of the problem for Israel and the rest of the world.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#885889 Apr 9, 2013
Trillion-dollar hydrogen economy in U.S.
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#885890 Apr 9, 2013
The earthquake in Iran happened today. Reported by NBC just 10 minutes ago.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#885891 Apr 9, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck near Iran's only nuclear power station Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 500, according to one report, and generating tremors that were felt on the other side of the Persian Gulf.
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/09...
Maybe nature will take care of the problem for Israel and the rest of the world.
Iran's president declares Iran a nuclear power today.
NJ raider 1

Philadelphia, PA

#885892 Apr 9, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be so proud of your child murdering president.
"News for obama drones kill civilians
Kansas.com
Drone use remains cloaked despite Obama's pledge for more transparency
Washington Post &#8206;- 2 days ago
Obama administration struggling with how to make good on SOTU promise.... that more civilians than terrorists have been killed by drones."
more civilians than terorists, good work Oblamer, what's a few hundred dead darkies on the other side of the world?
Deny it.
Them same darkies as you call them 9/10 aid & abed those terrorist that bush couldn't catch. Wasn't one of the talking points of republicans to push the Iraq war agenda,"their children are born to die like Japanese kamikaze air serviceman (suicide bombers)?" Were y'all crying when Bush giving the fact he started the drone program, but when he wad killing women & children? Do you think they would cry for us if their army & extremist had the upper hand & were doing the same? Certain countries/factions claim to be allies, yet allow terrorist to hide amongst their civilian population. By law there ask guilty by association! Obama's approach is the right 1. Turn them over or face the Face the consequences. They7592 choose!
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#885893 Apr 9, 2013
I just don't understand what happened to the ID hubby registered for me? I don't seem to be able to count on anyone to help me anymore.
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#885894 Apr 9, 2013
Fox news reports that the desert near the Illyautsket nuclear processing facility opened up and a big green hand snaked up out of the sand, accompanied by the smell of sulpher and very, very scary organ music. It then snatched the facility and all 3,542 Iranian physicists down into the fiery rent in the desert. Sources close to the disaster said the hand reappeared after a minute or two and extended it's middle finger threateningly.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#885896 Apr 9, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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WTF are you talking about weirdo?
I think we all know who the thread liar is.
You.
Explaining things to stupid people is tiring. If you can't keep up with the thread, don't bother me with a response.

Someone posted a definition or characterization of conservatism.

Their meddlesome nature in all things social makes the definition (small government keeping out of your life) hypocritical.

Learn something today.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#885897 Apr 9, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
"most transparent presidency ever"?
laughable, like most of Oblamers promises.
Where's them frikking jobs he promised?
Oh, simpleton. Cut by Republican obstructionism.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#885900 Apr 9, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
I just don't understand what happened to the ID hubby registered for me? I don't seem to be able to count on anyone to help me anymore.
Did you sign in?

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#885901 Apr 9, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Clearly you know nothing of Obamacare and the 15,000 plus pages of rules and regulations. The federal government will control every aspect of healthcare, you will do what you are told, so will the doctors and hospitals, control will be complete.
LOL! Settle down, Darth Stupid.

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