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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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#886719 Apr 11, 2013
The Slayer wrote:
<quoted text>
The min. wage does very little in they of addressing the problems
you listed....well except only makes things worse.
Its all about the kind of job and skill level of the earner.
Entry low skill jobs will always be low paying....min. wage or no
min. wage.
Increasing the min. wage only distorts the market, increases prices
and serves to increase demand on things such as rent.
My opinion those who earn min. wage have kept pace with infl. far better then middle income working people.
Its the middle income workers that have not only seen their
earnings not keep up...but have gone down in recent years.
But the min. wage has been increased to absurd levels.
Simple fact is someone who income is based on a news paper route
is not going to be able to pay for such things like high rent, its
not intended to do so.
There is such a thing as upward mobility and the desire for it,
to screw with that desire is dangerous.
Those who have consistantly, rationally and logically lived within their means, rather than (dreaming, pretending and spending) beyond them, have kept pace better than ANY "classwarefare" type ignorance.

No matter WHAT the wage scale.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#886720 Apr 11, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
If a person has no marketable skill sets then they may have to work multiple menial jobs to make ends meet. It is not the employers responsibility to insure that their employee can make ends meet. That is the responsibility of the individual. Part of that responsibility is to attempt to make yourself marketable and take steps to keep skill sets current.
Not all jobs are worth minimum wage just as not all individuals are worth minimum wage.
What's pathetic are those who only wish to pay minimum wage, for skill levels well beyond, and those who expect paid beyond what the actual relaive worth is.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#886721 Apr 11, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not promoting anything. Merely pointing out that the behaviors of some homosexuals in cruising for sex is no different than some heterosexuals cruising for sex.
Nope, sure isn't.

My opinion-This law featrued in the artilce below-oughta be federally implemented.

Bhattacharjee,R. "Florida pushes bill to criminalize 'revenge porn'." MSNnews. Web. 4/11/2013
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#886722 Apr 11, 2013
The Slayer wrote:
<quoted text>
The min. wage does very little in they of addressing the problems
you listed....well except only makes things worse.
Its all about the kind of job and skill level of the earner.
Entry low skill jobs will always be low paying....min. wage or no
min. wage.
Increasing the min. wage only distorts the market, increases prices
and serves to increase demand on things such as rent.
My opinion those who earn min. wage have kept pace with infl. far better then middle income working people.
Its the middle income workers that have not only seen their
earnings not keep up...but have gone down in recent years.
But the min. wage has been increased to absurd levels.
Simple fact is someone who income is based on a news paper route
is not going to be able to pay for such things like high rent, its
not intended to do so.
There is such a thing as upward mobility and the desire for it,
to screw with that desire is dangerous.
I don't know the exact statistics but, understand my analogy. There's 360 million people in the country. Lets say roughly 150 mill are work eligible adults. That means there needs to be 150 mill jobs. There is not enuff jobs to keep up with the public demand of employment, let alone people working 2 or 3 jobs. What you call menial jobs are physically demanding for the most part. What I want to know is , what makes you think your job is more important? What make you believe that you families well being is more important? What gives you the right to what we know as, a standard American life when I just explained that there isn't even enuff jobs for everybody to have 1 job. Why should a person be forced to work 2 or 3 jobs just to make inns meet? That only takes from other eligible workers, who eventually wind up on welfare. Then you'll be complaining about that. It's not peoples position to want to work menial jobs. It's the fact there isn't enuff jobs in the first place, let alone good paying ones to fit thesscenario you're suggesting. As far as your comments on the middle class. It makes no sense at all! The middle class job holders started out in front of the 8 ball. If they never got their income increased, they'd still be able to make rent. What you're doing is discriminating on folks by class. You're saying the top 2 classes deserve raises & an American standard of living, & the bottom class doesn't. Everyone can't receive loans from banks to start their own business, so they do what they need to do for their families well being. They too deserve an American standard of life! Probably more so then the other 2. It's new in the republican party. It's called trickle up economics!

“God bless you, Mr. President”

Since: Jul 08

Peaceful, prosperous second

#886724 Apr 11, 2013
St Black Pope wrote:
<quoted text>No matter what you need to get through the day, this is still a lie. Despite, the ignorance or racism and sexism, it is not a medically treatable thing, so stop lying. As for homophobia, when you choose to stop being gay then your homophobia will disappear.
Suicide is a mental illness and homosexuals have 8 times the rate of suicide as heterosexuals, so the obvious answer is that homosexuality is a mental illness. Is drug "addiction" a mental illness? Yes. The drug causes a chemical imbalance and the mind becomes mentally misconstrued to believe that it needs the drug. This is exactly what happens with homosexuality and pedophilia.
You want later studies, or are you just twisting any old thing to make your point.:The study, which was published Mar. 11 in the International Journal of Epidemiology, looked at the mortality -- or death -- rates of 6.5 million Danish adults from 1982 to 2011 who were in relationships during that time. The rates of mortality for married gay men has been going down since 1996, and now is lower than that of unmarried or divorced heterosexual men.

"Among men in Denmark, it is more dangerous to be unmarried or divorced than to be married to another man," Frisch told Live Science in a separate interview.

Denmark was the first country to allow same-sex partnerships in 1989. Researchers used information from the Civil Registration System, which gives out identification numbers similar to Social Security numbers in the U.S."
TruthIS

London, KY

#886725 Apr 11, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I'm not surprised you have latched onto another inane dream.
Christie/Paul 2016!

Too bad on you- if you don't like the opinion!
Help

Brookland, AR

#886726 Apr 11, 2013
TSM wrote:
We can use Obama’s own Benchmarks to show he’s Failed!! Obama saying his administration would create 500,000 jobs a Month Unemployment would be at 5.6! Well Unemployment at 7.6, Labor force at 63.3%, lowest since 1979...JOBS UP 88,000...90 million Americans out of Labor Force! Wow
He also said he would be the most transparent president, how funny, that is really true because you can see right through him.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#886727 Apr 11, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know the exact statistics but, understand my analogy. There's 360 million people in the country. Lets say roughly 150 mill are work eligible adults. That means there needs to be 150 mill jobs. There is not enuff jobs to keep up with the public demand of employment, let alone people working 2 or 3 jobs. What you call menial jobs are physically demanding for the most part. What I want to know is , what makes you think your job is more important? What make you believe that you families well being is more important? What gives you the right to what we know as, a standard American life when I just explained that there isn't even enuff jobs for everybody to have 1 job. Why should a person be forced to work 2 or 3 jobs just to make inns meet? That only takes from other eligible workers, who eventually wind up on welfare. Then you'll be complaining about that. It's not peoples position to want to work menial jobs. It's the fact there isn't enuff jobs in the first place, let alone good paying ones to fit thesscenario you're suggesting. As far as your comments on the middle class. It makes no sense at all! The middle class job holders started out in front of the 8 ball. If they never got their income increased, they'd still be able to make rent. What you're doing is discriminating on folks by class. You're saying the top 2 classes deserve raises & an American standard of living, & the bottom class doesn't. Everyone can't receive loans from banks to start their own business, so they do what they need to do for their families well being. They too deserve an American standard of life! Probably more so then the other 2. It's new in the republican party. It's called trickle up economics!
Good Grief!!!
tily che lunt

West Hartford, CT

#886729 Apr 11, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I'm not surprised you have latched onto another inane dream.
Morning, lily.
tily che lunt

West Hartford, CT

#886730 Apr 11, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know the exact statistics but, understand my analogy. There's 360 million people in the country. Lets say roughly 150 mill are work eligible adults. That means there needs to be 150 mill jobs. There is not enuff jobs to keep up with the public demand of employment, let alone people working 2 or 3 jobs. What you call menial jobs are physically demanding for the most part. What I want to know is , what makes you think your job is more important? What make you believe that you families well being is more important? What gives you the right to what we know as, a standard American life when I just explained that there isn't even enuff jobs for everybody to have 1 job. Why should a person be forced to work 2 or 3 jobs just to make inns meet? That only takes from other eligible workers, who eventually wind up on welfare. Then you'll be complaining about that. It's not peoples position to want to work menial jobs. It's the fact there isn't enuff jobs in the first place, let alone good paying ones to fit thesscenario you're suggesting. As far as your comments on the middle class. It makes no sense at all! The middle class job holders started out in front of the 8 ball. If they never got their income increased, they'd still be able to make rent. What you're doing is discriminating on folks by class. You're saying the top 2 classes deserve raises & an American standard of living, & the bottom class doesn't. Everyone can't receive loans from banks to start their own business, so they do what they need to do for their families well being. They too deserve an American standard of life! Probably more so then the other 2. It's new in the republican party. It's called trickle up economics!
You have the socialist mindset. To help you understand how traditional Americans think, or the ones that have taken college level economics, look at it from a consumer point of view.

If there were three classes of cars and the top two classes had more buyers (more demand), the prices would go up for those but not the bottom class car. By your logic, the corporation should be justified to force consumers to pay more for the bottom class car.

Does that seem fair to you? It should using your own logic.
tily che lunt

West Hartford, CT

#886732 Apr 11, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You want later studies, or are you just twisting any old thing to make your point.:The study, which was published Mar. 11 in the International Journal of Epidemiology, looked at the mortality -- or death -- rates of 6.5 million Danish adults from 1982 to 2011 who were in relationships during that time. The rates of mortality for married gay men has been going down since 1996, and now is lower than that of unmarried or divorced heterosexual men.
"Among men in Denmark, it is more dangerous to be unmarried or divorced than to be married to another man," Frisch told Live Science in a separate interview.
Denmark was the first country to allow same-sex partnerships in 1989. Researchers used information from the Civil Registration System, which gives out identification numbers similar to Social Security numbers in the U.S."
Nobody asked for your twisted brains input, idiot.
Help

Brookland, AR

#886733 Apr 11, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Good Grief!!!
This is bommie's planning, do you like it?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#886734 Apr 11, 2013
Living Large in the Obama White House
The hoi polloi aren’t welcome, but Marie
Antoinette would be at home. We are now firmly ensconced in the brutal Age of the Sequester, and things in America are grave. The federal government, we learned on Wednesday, is so strapped for cash that the president has been forced to cut off the People’s access to the home he’s borrowing from them. He didn’t WANT to have to do this, naturally —“PARTICULARLY during the popular spring touring season.” But then Congress just had to go and acquiesce in measures that the president himself had suggested and signed into law. How beastly! We axed 2.6% from a $44.8 trillion budget, and now the president can’t even afford the $18,000 per week necessary to retain the seven staff members who facilitate citizens’ enjoying self-guided tours around the White House.

The executive mansion is not in that much trouble, of course. It’s certainly not in sufficiently dire straits for Air Force One ($181,757 per hour) to be grounded, or to see the executive chef ($100,000 per year) furloughed, or to cut back on the hours of the three full-time White House calligraphers ($277,050 per year for the trio), or to limit the invaluable work of the chief of staff to the president’s dog ($102,000 per year), or to trim his ridiculous motorcade ($2.2 million).

If Ellen DeGeneres wants another dancercize session or Spain holds another clothing sale, the first family will be there before you can say “citizen executive.” Fear ye not, serfs: Austerity may be the word of the week, but THIS president is by no means in any danger of being forced to live like the president of a republic instead of like a king.
tily che lunt

West Hartford, CT

#886735 Apr 11, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Morning, nostrilfuckface.
Still pretending you are in the UK, you old azzhole?
You seem confused lily. Rough night?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#886736 Apr 11, 2013
King O

When Calvin Coolidge was president in the glitzy 1920s, he took the republican ideal so seriously that he ended up in a series of tiffs with the White House housekeeper, Elizabeth Jaffray, over the cost of state dinners, and took to admonishing the executive branch for using too many pencils.

Such behavior now serves only as a punchline to a joke that is not funny. The current annual cost of the White House — just in household expenses, not the policy operations for which it exists — is $1.4 billion: Annually, presidential vacations cost $20 million (the low estimate for one presidential vacation to Hawaii is $4 million, but the true cost is probably five times that); the first family’s yearly health-care costs are $7 million; more than $6 million is spent on the White House grounds each year.

Transporting the president cost $346 million last year. But as Michelle Obama might say, America is basically a downright mean sort of place, so the tours will just have to go. One hopes at least that the calligraphers were recruited to sign the docents’ pink slips.

It’s not just the cost that stuns — it’s the pomp, too. The expense is often justified on the grounds of security. But for someone who wishes to remain inconspicuous, the president isn’t exactly subtle about things.

In the 1930s, Eleanor Roosevelt tried to refuse Secret Service protection but was overruled. Nonetheless, for fear that “their presence made her look more like a Queen flanked by an Imperial Guard,” she refused to let the agents who tailed her make themselves known to the public, notes Philip H. Melanson. I was in Washington, D.C., once when George W. Bush’s presidential motorcade came past. It was like watching a Michael Bay movie about traffic, but with more special effects.“Imperial Guard” doesn’t do it justice. One can imagine Noel Coward:“Dear boy, I simply loved you in Pennsylvania Avenue!”

Like many of his predecessors, President Coolidge recognized that Americans looked up to the president as the only nationally elected politician, and he sought to behave accordingly. His example has been forgotten. John F. Groom, who has written a book about the growth of the White House, contrasts the expectation that presidents “should run their lives as examples to the nation, with frugality and simplicity,” with the conduct of President Obama, who, despite constant harping about “INCOME INEQUALITY,” has displayed “the very height of unbridled personal excess in his own lifestyle.”

SADDLE UP AIRFORCE ONE, IT'S DATE NIGHT FOR THE OBAMA'S

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#886737 Apr 11, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If hanging out waiting to hook up with strangers is not normal, then you've never been to a bar full of people looking to hook up.
If there was a spot where heterosexual men could go & women would stop by for sex, it would be packed with horny men.
I never heard of a heterosexual hanging out in a public toilet trying to find a date,but then again the smell of sh!t does nothing to make a normal thinking person to think of sex.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#886738 Apr 11, 2013
Help wrote:
<quoted text>This is bommie's planning, do you like it?
No
TSM

El Paso, TX

#886739 Apr 11, 2013
When we pose the question to Liberals/Democrats (What’s being Purpose that would have prevented Sandy Hook) not one Taker!! Than the obvious question becomes what’s the Liberals/Democrats Agenda… simply to take away Law Abiding Citizens Firearms!!
I Come In PEACE

Bronx, NY

#886740 Apr 11, 2013
Liberal LOVE OF CHILDREN 'House of horrors' abortion clinic worker says it was 'standard procedure' to kill babies by snipping their spines with scissors
Dr Kermit Gosnell, 72, is on trial for 'murdering seven babies and a woman, 41' at an abortion clinic in Philadelphia
Former worker Lynda Williams said she was told how to snip babies' necks
She claimed the patients took pain medication that was out of date or didn't work - and that Gosnell would slap their legs if they squirmed

Eight clinic employees have pleaded guilty to various charges in the case
TSM

El Paso, TX

#886741 Apr 11, 2013
Obama’s budget two months late, not serious, just another Spending Spree!! The real test will Liberals/Democrats support IT?

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