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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John Galt

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sonicfilter wrote:
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so they quit selling non-diet soda?
Are you opposed to choice?
John Galt

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Whatever wrote:
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The error was the IMF attempting to keep Greece in the Eurozone rather than having them go bankrupt.
If you think a bankrupt Greece would not have to make disastrous cuts than you are naive.
The flaw with your article is assuming a bankrupt country will still have someone who will loan them money to keep operational. Who would that be?
Exactly.

Without the IMF bailout, Greece would be Detroit.

Detroit should have gone on an austerity program 30 years ago.
John Galt

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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Tell my girls that all the time. I flat refuse to buy bottled water.
Galt has never purchased a single bottle of bottled water. Just filter the tap water.

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Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I'm still waiting for these reich wing nuts to point to another country and show in the REAL world how being conservative actually works and is profitable for all!
It's been awfully quiet
Privatizing Social Security: The Chilean Experience
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You need to Google "EU Greece austerity measures" to assess a wealth of knowledge about how aid to Greece is still being given if Greece continues their austerity program.
https://www.google.com/search...
Come on, you made up this claim that this stopped 6 years ago line.
Can you Google up your declarations of wars son?

I'd like to see if what you claims in Google actually happens!

Any chance of that?
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LOL, yeah that really shows a deep understanding of the Greek austerity program.
lol! How about that US Constitution son? Maybe you can show your 'deep' understanding by proving those dows?

You know, to show you're not a LIAR?

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PRIVATE ACCOUNTS ARE ALREADY WORKING IN TEXAS

March 16, 2005

Private Social Security accounts are already working in Texas and have been for the past 25 years, say observers.

In 1981, federal law allowed municipal government workers to opt-out of Social Security and replace it with private retirement accounts. Galveston County, Texas, decided overwhelmingly to pursue a locally controlled system of private accounts, called the "Alternate Plan."

Under the plan the county withholds about six percent of each employee's salary for retirement; that money, along with a partial match by the county, is invested in personal accounts for each participating employee. The remaining county match covers the cost of disability and life insurance policies for employees, which also pay benefits much higher than those offered by Social Security. It has had remarkable results:

From 1982 through 1997, the rate of return on funds invested in the Galveston plan has averaged 8.6 percent, a return more than four times greater than Social Security.
County workers earning slightly more than $17,000 a year can retire at age 65 with a monthly payment of $1,285 compared with $782 a month under Social Security.
Workers earning $51,263 a year could retire at age 65 with a monthly benefit of $3,846 compared to $1,540 under Social Security.

Even under the relatively low "guaranteed rate of return" in the Galveston plan gives a yield of 4.24 percent, more than double the return for Social Security.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

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Obama is a joke.

Check out this Op-Ed in the NY Times from Mr. Putin!

A Plea for Caution From Russia

What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria

By VLADIMIR V. PUTIN
Published: September 11, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/put...
Too bad Obama doesn't have the same high level of intelligence as Putin.
Grampy

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sonicfilter wrote:
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IMF admits: we failed to realise the damage austerity would do to Greece
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/jun/...
it's not Obama who wants us to be another Greece.
Reread your article!

"Market confidence was not restored, the banking system lost 30% of its deposits and the economy encountered a much deeper than expected recession with exceptionally high unemployment."

Market confidence was not RESTORED. Meaning it was lost before austerity measures were taken. Years of socialistic practices bankrupted the country. Socialistic practices that Obama advocates for us.

The banking system lost it's deposits because the government increased taxes on interest 50%. Also a lot of the lost deposits came after Cyprus started taxing (seizing 6.75% to 9.9%)deposits, not the interest earned on deposits.

The deeper than expected recession was not a Greek exclusive, most of the European Union experienced the same more than anticipated downturn with higher unemployment.

The exceptionally high unemployment is a product of the socialistic practices Greece followed for years, also similar to the practices Obama advocates for the USA. These practices encourage people not to work. The Government creates incentives for slackers to be slothful.

Greece's problems were there long before austerity measures were imposed. The other European Union members would not have bailed out Greece if the austerity measures were not imposed. Then where would they be now?
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We who? All you are capable of adding is name calling.
The problem Sonic is having is his claims are NOT backed by recent news articles.
I'm still looking for your HISTORICAL reference for declaration of wars son.

Any chance you'll show you're not lying?
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John Galt wrote:
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Obama can accept Putin's offer or go back to Congress or bomb away.
Obama's choice, Putin probably doesn't care what the fool decides...
lol! Oh, you ruskies!
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John Galt wrote:
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...and the hell with Congress, which will not approve the resolution???
Most foreigners have that opinion....
John Galt

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Capitol Hill Republicans are trying to stop the Obama administration from offering labor unions a sweetheart deal on ObamaCare, as the White House tries to quell a simmering rebellion from Big Labor over the health care law.

President Obama and White House officials reportedly have called union leaders to try and persuade them to tone down their complaints, pledging an accommodation. The AFL-CIO, though, on Wednesday approved a resolution anyway calling the law "highly disruptive" to union plans.

But reports have surfaced on a plan that would give union workers -- and only union workers -- subsidies to help pay for health insurance even if they're covered through their job. The purported "carve-out" could soothe the simmering discontent within Big Labor. The loyal Democratic supporters and early champions of ObamaCare say they have been slighted by the actís final regulations, which they say is pushing some employees into part-time work and threatens their health insurance plans.
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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Did you notice Ghostie was blathering on under about 6-7 different names this morning from Ashburn Va? Then switched back to yeah in HI.
lol! Really?

I'm impressed with your lack of knowledge son.
Whatever

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Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Obama is a joke.
Check out this Op-Ed in the NY Times from Mr. Putin!
A Plea for Caution From Russia
What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria
By VLADIMIR V. PUTIN
Published: September 11, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/put...
Too bad Obama doesn't have the same high level of intelligence as Putin.
Why is the NYT requesting op-eds from Putin?
No Surprize

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Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmmmmm....... loser that's what you'd call "A democrat" son?
interesting......
It's the culture...
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The error was the IMF attempting to keep Greece in the Eurozone rather than having them go bankrupt.
If you think a bankrupt Greece would not have to make disastrous cuts than you are naive.
The flaw with your article is assuming a bankrupt country will still have someone who will loan them money to keep operational. Who would that be?
lol! It's amazing how you keep rolling back to your opinions for proof son!
Whatever

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<quoted text>lol! Oh, you ruskies!
I'd love to see my President as tough with Putin as he is with conservatives on the campaign trail.
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sonicfilter wrote:
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maybe if you could get the Tea Party faithful to agree to cut some of those programs.....
seems they think they work just fine.
lol! Aint it the truth?
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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Privatizing Social Security: The Chilean Experience
attacking Iraq, the republican Experience
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