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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not according to the CBO projection i just posted to smack down floriduh.
bamaCare On Path To Escalating Costs
Investor's Business DailyInvestor's Business Daily – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 6:43 PM EDT
When Trader Joe's announced it was dropping health benefits for part-time workers, it reassured them that they'd be no worse off as a result.

"We believe that with the $500 from Trader Joe's and the tax credits available under the (Affordable Care Act), many of you should be able to obtain health care coverage at very little if any net cost to you," noted CEO Dan Bane in a memo to employees revealed this week.

In other words, Trader Joe's — like some other companies — has decided to shift its health care costs onto federal taxpayers via the subsidized ObamaCare insurance exchanges.

The specialty grocer's move adds further evidence that ObamaCare will cost far more than the $1.4 trillion currently forecast, as businesses and governments find ways to transfer their employee health costs onto the federal government, and as millions of other workers find they can get a better deal in the taxpayer-subsidized exchanges.

A Moving Target

Earlier this year, the Congressional Budget Office predicted that 7 million workers will lose their employer-based coverage as a result of ObamaCare, forcing them into the exchanges. That was nearly double the CBO's previous forecast.

But recent evidence suggests the CBO's projection is still far too low. That would mean its cost forecasts also are far too low.

A survey by the National Business Group on Health found that 30% of large companies are considering dumping workers into ObamaCare exchanges after next year. Other surveys have found similar results.

Employers are also looking to drop early retiree coverage and spousal benefits to save costs. More than 60% said they're considering this for retirees so they can "take advantage of the law," an Aon Hewitt survey found.

Local governments, too, have been eyeing ObamaCare as a way to reduce their bloated pension costs. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled plans in May to push 30,000 city retirees into the ObamaCare exchanges, saving the city $108 million a year.

Others are likely to follow suit, since doing so "offers a very high-quality, potentially very affordable way to get people into health care without the burden falling back onto the city and town," Neil Bomberg of the National League of Cities told the New York Times.

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Are you dumb or just playing dumb?
Official: We knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack "from the get-go"
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57582929...
From a guy not even there. At the time, no one knew who was behind the attack or how it started.
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The Liberal controlled music industry destroys free thoughts Why does the Music Industry keep “Underground Hip-Hop Music” Underground?Music is everybody’s possession . It’s only publishers who think that people own it. John Lennon

The Corporate Music industry has had a monopoly on what youths from all around the world listen to.

They have been controlling the thoughts and beliefs of our youths and even adults through their control of the music industry. The Music industry is a multi-billion dollar business. There are now “Big Three” record labels since 2012 that include Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group that dominate the market. They control the artist and set what percentage of the sales receipts they keep as profits. They also keep the competition between the major record labels at a minimum since they are already a monopoly.

There are many underground hip-hop artists that the political and corporate elite don’t want the public to know about. They control what kind of music is produced and sold to the public. In an interview with Jay Woodson, organizer of National Hip Hop Political Convention (NHHPC) in Philadelphia with online news source The Final Call:
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Sounds like you need to put down the tennis racket and torch the adjoining village!
Get on yer mule and ride!
you mean take off the headphones?

how many of you whiners are making $50 an hour while you insult liberals?

i've been torching the right wing village all morning. not just this one. i'm having a blast on the FOX Nation site with the whole Ted Cruz Fox debacle. the excuses those freaks are using are priceless. though it seems i must now fear for my life. those folks think they're serious business.
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We’ve heard the Liberal spin/Hype about Obamacare, you know those clichés reduce cost, keep your doctor etc. Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 for a Typical Family of Four, NY Times probes, finds new law may actually limit choices after all even if Obamacare is fully implemented 30 million Americans will still be without Health Coverage!! Defund!!
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African American think J Z controls but he is controlled by Lyor Cohen and the rest FINAL CALL (FC): A recent study of rap songs and music videos on BET and MTV found that several major corporations advertise their products or services during programs that often expose explicit lyrics and images to children. I remember the time when the music industry and society held that rap and hip-hop music was just a fad that would pass. What’s happening now that “everyone” seems to be on board?

JAY WOODSON (JW): What our options are in this political economy are options for profit, which benefits large corporations. This includes the entertainment industry. They give a very narrow message and image of what Black life is. It’s materialistic, about death, it’s about violence, and it’s about misogyny and any diverse or alternative messages and images of that, they don’t seem to support because they don’t find it profitable to have diverse aesthetics within the entertainment industry for people to purchase and to view on television. A lot of time when it comes down to critiquing BET and Viacom, we really need to look at the policy of communications. Like, we understand that the airways are owned by people, who give licenses through the Federal Communication Commission. With legislation that was passed in the mid-90s under Bill Clinton, Congress narrowed the plan for people to tap into the media. A lot of larger media bought up media in smaller markets and it narrowed the choices for smaller media or even public access to have cable programming or even local radio stations. So you have these large corporations such as Clear Channel giving such small packages of 20 songs that are played over and over again.

Lauryn Hill is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, rapper and a former member of the Fugees explains how the music industry operates in a letter she wrote on Tumblr to the public about the music business and her tax evasion case where a judge sentenced her to 3 months in prison earlier this year:

For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda. Having put the lives and needs of other people before my own for multiple years, and having made hundreds of millions of dollars for certain institutions, under complex and sometimes severe circumstances, I began to require growth and more equitable treatment, but was met with resistance. I entered into my craft full of optimism (which I still possess), but immediately saw the suppressive force with which the system attempts to maintain it’s control over a given paradigm. I’ve seen people promote addiction, use sabotage, black listing, media bullying and any other coercion technique they could, to prevent artists from knowing their true value, or exercising their full power. These devices of control, no matter how well intentioned (or not), can have a devastating outcome on the lives of people, especially creative types who must grow and exist within a certain environment and according to a certain pace, in order to live and create optimally.
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<quoted text> bamaCare On Path To Escalating Costs
Investor's Business DailyInvestor's Business Daily – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 6:43 PM EDT
When Trader Joe's announced it was dropping health benefits for part-time workers, it reassured them that they'd be no worse off as a result.
"We believe that with the $500 from Trader Joe's and the tax credits available under the (Affordable Care Act), many of you should be able to obtain health care coverage at very little if any net cost to you," noted CEO Dan Bane in a memo to employees revealed this week.
In other words, Trader Joe's — like some other companies — has decided to shift its health care costs onto federal taxpayers via the subsidized ObamaCare insurance exchanges.
The specialty grocer's move adds further evidence that ObamaCare will cost far more than the $1.4 trillion currently forecast, as businesses and governments find ways to transfer their employee health costs onto the federal government, and as millions of other workers find they can get a better deal in the taxpayer-subsidized exchanges.
A Moving Target
Earlier this year, the Congressional Budget Office predicted that 7 million workers will lose their employer-based coverage as a result of ObamaCare, forcing them into the exchanges. That was nearly double the CBO's previous forecast.
But recent evidence suggests the CBO's projection is still far too low. That would mean its cost forecasts also are far too low.
A survey by the National Business Group on Health found that 30% of large companies are considering dumping workers into ObamaCare exchanges after next year. Other surveys have found similar results.
Employers are also looking to drop early retiree coverage and spousal benefits to save costs. More than 60% said they're considering this for retirees so they can "take advantage of the law," an Aon Hewitt survey found.
Local governments, too, have been eyeing ObamaCare as a way to reduce their bloated pension costs. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled plans in May to push 30,000 city retirees into the ObamaCare exchanges, saving the city $108 million a year.
Others are likely to follow suit, since doing so "offers a very high-quality, potentially very affordable way to get people into health care without the burden falling back onto the city and town," Neil Bomberg of the National League of Cities told the New York Times.
how much money did UPS brag about saving?$600 million?

get the idea? or do you just hate capitalism?

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So, those who could not qualify for loans from reputable institutions went to the mortgage equivalent of the payday loan office.
Who bought the crummy loans from these storefronts?
There's that ignorance again. Your post is so stupid it is not worth a response. Get an education for Pete's sake. What are you? Ten?

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just look at what happened when the owner of a baseball team took over.
Two bucks says Patty Plagiarist doesn't get it. Grumpy Old Pricks have too many plucked chickens out there, all coming home to roost at the same time; clearly a case for their, "The black dude did it" routine.(You think there might be a chance that the Quitter from Wasilla could come to blows with some of the more in-fold Faux Blondes? That might finally make something on that bitter wasteland where facts go to die worth watching.)

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He has been in office for 5 years or have you been in a coma?
You blamed Obama for happenings since the election, Don't try to deny it, liar.

Lets count:

Jan 2009 - 2010 1 year
2010 - 2011 2 year
2011 - 2012 3 year
2012 - 2013 4 year
Jan 2013 to Sep 21 - 8 months

Not 5 years, dumbass
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Wait a minute...
how did the 'vision' of how obamacare will work come to you?
Did you see the future in a roll of your deer antlers bones or in the sweat filled tee pee?
oh so now you want me to cite something?

get lost 'tell it like it ain't'. no matter that left wing sites cite everything, i'm not doing it.
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now Obama is white?
they all lie, but i've found that conservative politicians from the Lewis Carroll school of reasoning a bit more that i can take. thing is, i'm very much not alone.
"Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Republican leaders in Congress are doing?"
68% disapprove.
http://www.pollingreport.com/cong_rep.htm
Great ethics...
Believe in the little lie...point out the big lie!

When you hoop it up you are black..
when you need a loan at the bank I bet you are white on the application....

Is this accurate?
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Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 For A Typical Family of Four

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...

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John Galt wrote:
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Those who are offered medical insurance by their employers are not eligible for taxpayer subsidies on the exchanges. The unions want special treatment to give them taxpayer subsidies, even though they have employer-paid insurance. Even your girl Obama has told them that the law does not permit that.
Duh! That is exactly what I said. The union leaders are out of line and they know it.
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It was encouraging to see a black man speaking out against abortion.
The reality of abortion is simply lost on liberals who, as this man said, "have no soul".
There's a restlessness growing among the black community about being loyal to a party who shares none of their values.
There's even a movement underway started by a black pastor to encourage blacks to switch parties. Not sure how many will follow his lead though.
Interesting times in which we live.
The Liberals and their wards try to give the impression that all Black people are democrats or something is wrong with them if they are not the Liberal wards job is to cry racism when their Master cannot get their own way and to destroy Blacks are not in lock step with Suburban Liberal Democrats the Modern Libs dont want to get their hands Dirty so they leave it up to their modern terrorist wing the Naacp NAN with shartpton look at the state of Black America since 1969
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now Obama is white?
they all lie, but i've found that conservative politicians from the Lewis Carroll school of reasoning a bit more that i can take. thing is, i'm very much not alone.
"Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Republican leaders in Congress are doing?"
68% disapprove.
http://www.pollingreport.com/cong_rep.htm
Obama is a Communist...his skin color is irrelevant.

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Just another moran Monday!
That sounds like fun...if I had more time, I might look up those Go-Go lyrics and see what a parody might look like.(Do you think just being around this slough of morans decreases IQ points?)
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That's a credit not a refund. Galt losing it today with dumber than usual posts.
There is no such think as a credit against something not paid to begin with, regardless of the label.
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how much money did UPS brag about saving?$600 million?
get the idea? or do you just hate capitalism?
The Cruise Missile Left”: Samantha Power and the Genocide Gambits
This article written nine years ago in May 2004 brings to light the position of so-called “Progressives” which Edward Herman describes as “The Cruise Missile Left” pertaining to humanitarian intervention.

The word “genocide” is often used to describe crimes committed by countries which are the victims rather than the perpetrators of war. The issue is rarely raised in relation to the crimes committed by the United States and Israel.

This article is of particular relevance to stance of US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, who is pushing for a military intervention in Syria on “humanitarian” grounds.

Professor Herman refers to Samantha Power’s earlier book “A Problem From Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide as follows(emphasis added)

Power never departs from the selectivity dictated by the establishment party line. That requires, first and foremost, simply ignoring cases of direct U.S. or U.S.-sponsored (or otherwise approved) genocide. Thus the Vietnam war, in which millions were directly killed by U.S. forces, does not show up in Power’s index or text. Guatemala, where there was a mass killing of as many as 100,000 Mayan Indians between 1978 and 1985, in what Amnesty International called “A Government Program of Political Murder,” but by a government installed and supported by the United States, also does not show up in Power’s index.…

Power engages in a similar suppression and failure to recognize the U.S. role in her treatment of genocide in Iraq. She attends carefully and at length to Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical warfare and killing of Kurds at Halabja and elsewhere.…But she does not mention the diplomatic rapproachement with Saddam in the midst of his war with Iran in 1983, the active U.S. logistical support of Saddam during that war, and the U.S. approval of sales and transfers of chemical and biological weapons during the period in which he was using chemical weapons against the Kurds. She also doesn’t mention the active efforts by the United States and Britain to block UN actions that might have obstructed Saddam’s killings.

The killing of over a million Iraqis via the “sanctions of mass destruction,” more than were killed by all the weapons of mass destruction in history, according to John and Karl Mueller (“Sanctions of Mass Destruction,” Foreign Affairs, May/June 1999), was one of major genocides of the post-World War 2 era. It is unmentioned by Samantha Power. Again, the correlation between exclusion, U.S. responsibility, and the view that such killings were, in Madeleine Albright’s words,“worth it” from the standpoint of U.S. interests, is clear. There is a similar political basis for Power’s failure to include Israel’s low-intensity genocide of the Palestinians and South Africa’s “destructive engagement” with the frontline states in the 1980s, the latter with a death toll greatly exceeding all the deaths in the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Neither Israel nor South Africa, both “constructively engaged” by the United States, show up in Power’s index.
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Former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) had a brutal assessment of his own party in an op-ed published Monday in The Hill.

"Most Americans these days are simply ignoring Republicans. And they should," Gregg wrote. "The self-promotional babble of a few has become the mainstream of Republican political thought. It has marginalized the influence of the party to an appalling degree."

Gregg, who left the Senate in 2011, became the latest Republican to sound off on the strategy by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), as well as many tea party lawmakers in the House, to defund the new health care law, an effort that raises the risk of a government shutdown.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/former-...

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