Barack Obama, our next President

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1019028 Nov 5, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the USA Bureau of Labor Statistics Household Survey, from which the unemployment rate is computed:
Employment Jan 2001: 135,999,000
Employment Jan 2009: 142,099,000
That would make it 6,100,000 job created.
http://www.bls.gov/schedule/archives/empsit_n...
Bush On Jobs: The Worst Track Record On Record
President George W. Bush entered office in 2001 just as a recession was starting, and is preparing to leave in the middle of a long one. That’s almost 22 months of recession during his 96 months in office.

His job-creation record won’t look much better. The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton‘s administration and only slightly better than President George H.W. Bush did in his four years in office.

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/01/09/bus...

Said the Journal:

"The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton’s administration and only slightly better than President George H.W. Bush did in his four years in office."

We wanted to look at those numbers ourselves, so we turned to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS. Getting guidance on the data from BLS and using Excel spreadsheets, we discovered not only that Brown and the Democrats have been wrong, but also why.

It was a matter of timing.

BLS had only preliminary data on Bush’s final performance at the close of his second term, when the Wall Street Journal was doing its story. BLS subsequently updated the data. It turned out that things were way worse than the preliminary numbers showed.

We shared this assessment with the Journal reporter, who agreed. It’s not a matter of whose numbers were better. It’s a matter of what was known and when.

You, too, can do the math. The jobs numbers are based on a monthly survey of employers for the 12th of each month, but the initial reports are revised as more employers complete their survey over the following couple of months. A fuller census of employment and wages is conducted quarterly and is considered more accurate, so BLS eventually adjusts the monthly numbers to reflect that accuracy.

http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/201...

1.1 million.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1019029 Nov 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Now for Bush, who succeeded Clinton in the White House. As already noted, the nation had 132.469 million jobs as he was taking office.
Number of jobs on Jan. 12, 2009, a week before Bush left office: 133.549 million.
Net gain under Bush: 1.08 million jobs.
http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/201...
Obama's unemployment numbers...

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1019030 Nov 5, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Not only are technical problems effecting the roll out of Obamacare, whether it be as a faulty soft ware issue or an induced error from an external source is yet to be determined. In the end it will be investigated for years to come no doubt.
Another feature will be the present infrastructures of Insurance companies that seek to hold their monopoly on various sectors of our nations populace. That as well will be addressed and rectified.
Where there is competition amongst 4 or more insurance companies in a sector produces lower premium cost as those such as in rural areas have 2 or less cost is higher. Sharp difference which exposes the erroneous previous insurance infrastructure that promoted continuous higher cost of Health Care with a national average of 7 % per year to premiums and accelerating. Once this abnormality is dealt with estimates for premium increases will average approximately 3.3% per year. In ratio with the rate of living income index
Presently many of the poor are being offered the highest-priced plans in the 34 states. Of the 2,500 counties, 58% have only one or two insurance companies. Driving a higher cost to insurance. Their obstructions as well as some hospitals to have competition brought in , will delay the full benefits of Obamacare to be realized by those citizens for some time to come.
Example; Wyoming with only two insurers are significantly higher than their neighbor Montana with three insurers. Even across county lines differences can be substantial. Monroe County Fl. with two insurers, suffer greater cost compared to their neighbor Miami-Dade County, with seven companies in competition.
Rural Baker County Ga. With one insurer a 50 year old would pay on silver plan $644.05 where as his counterpart in Atlanta Ga. Pays $320.06.
Most of these low competition one insurer states are in the southern belt of our USA. In the North, Main, West Virginia, North Carolina, Alaska and N.H.
“The consumer wants some level of choice,” said Alexander K. Feldvebel, the deputy insurance commissioner for New Hampshire, where one carrier, Anthem Blue Cross, owned by WellPoint, now offers plans.“You don’t have that when you have a single carrier offering all the products.”
Well people have to run now, hope this helps you and your associates in comprehending what is effecting Health Cost.
Why does it take 10 ranting, mumbling paragraphs for each one of your apologies for the Magic Negro?

Answer: defining a good lie takes a huge pile of sh it to construct it.

Don't believe me? Just like at that shit-eatin' grin on the Magic Negro's face.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1019032 Nov 5, 2013
Waxman wrote:
I think I would commit suicide if my name was "Bernard Foreskin".
But of course, if someone asked me an honest question and I was "Bernard", I would take the low road.
That's what "Bernard" did.
It's the liberal way. Scum. No life.
Obama the furhior!
Bernard Foreskin could use a good circumcision to get his head clear:)
Laney F

New York, NY

#1019033 Nov 5, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF?
I think Obama is the winner,
like the majority of voters, twice.
YOU. <--- in denial!
So you make up some more jibberish?
Whatever!
The voters elected Obama, like what they saw,
AND ELECTED HIM AGAIN!
Your Mitt screwwwwwwball was tossed back!
No thanks!
Beat it loser! Go back to Uranus!
So a loser like you complains?
So what!
the winners don't care what you think about it.
Republicans are the worst scumbags on earth.
EVERYONE KNOWS THAT!
These low life's cut food to poor kids!
UNREAL.
Republicans deny med insurance to families!
AWFUL CONDUCT! GAWD AWFUL. SHAMEFUL. DISGUSTING.
So catch a cab byytch! or go open the mail!
Yes, I saw you voted for him, twice in 2008 and twice in 2012.

http://therightscoop.com/i-voted-twice-for-ob...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1019034 Nov 5, 2013
Laney F wrote:
<quoted text>The most loathsome idiot monster narcissistic sociopath that we have in our midst is a POTUS. How in the hell did THAT happen? Are you saying Hillary can outlie Obammy?
You might have a point because you can't overlook white guilt and socialist indoctrination, along with the complicity of the propaganda media that made history by electing a loser--only because he was half black--and promised he would make everything better in America.
Unfortunately, we were correct that he was a walking disaster who has made everything in our great country worse.
Yet the propaganda media continues to carry his water and blame Republicans or the Tea Party for not surrendering to the dictates of this fraud infesting the Oval Office, then for this same media to admit they were taken in by an empty suited, inexperienced total fraud.
might have a point if the GOP had done anything to make things better.

but than the right isn't even walking. well, walking dead maybe; which is why i found the fake zombie headline on the FOX site highly amusing. they could have left it up and no one would have thought a thing about it.'Oh yeah, GOP.'

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1019035 Nov 5, 2013
Republican Math 101: Manufactured Outrage Over Cost Of Obamacare Website Inflated by Over 500 Million!

TEApublicans in Action October 26, 2013

"Recently Republicans in Congress have been claiming that the problem plagued Healthcare.gov website cost the government as much as $634 million to build. To say that the figure is exaggerated is to be kind, it might be more accurate to call it an outright and intentional lie.

How far off is the figure? Try $534 million. The actual cost is closer to $70 million, still a large number but nowhere near what they are trying to claim.

They arrive at this amount by looking at what CGI Federal, the main contractor building the system was paid for the contract covering the system, a contract which was signed in 2007 and runs through 2017 and includes many different projects.

These contracts are common in government spending and are intended to cover many projects over many years, they are known as IDIQs (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity). This particular contract was initiated well in advance of the ACA and in fact before Barack Obama became President. Over the life of one of these contracts the government generates purchase and task orders for specific services as needed, these can be found in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS).

What a surprise! Who would have thought that the TEApublicans might be disingenuous and distort the facts to attack the President’s signature piece of legislation?

According to the National Memo, the number originally was seen in a piece by Andrew Couts at Digital Trends during the week after the October first rollout of the site. It would appear that Couts was aware that he was making inaccurate claims as he links back in his article to an ExecutiveBiz piece at the time CGI won the contract which puts the cost at $55.7-93.7 million.

In fairness, let’s give the Congressional TEApublicans credit, for once they did not run with the propaganda of Faux News, where it was reported that the cost was going to top one billion."

http://aattp.org/republican-math-101-manufact...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019036 Nov 5, 2013
Grampy wrote:
Toronto mayor Tom Ford admitted he smoked crack cocaine. He said: "Yes, I smoked crack at a party at the White House. Everybody there was smoking crack and I just was trying to fit in."
Time for Oblama to fess up, the LIV's and mooches will still love him.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1019037 Nov 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush On Jobs: The Worst Track Record On Record
President George W. Bush entered office in 2001 just as a recession was starting, and is preparing to leave in the middle of a long one. That’s almost 22 months of recession during his 96 months in office.
His job-creation record won’t look much better. The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton‘s administration and only slightly better than President George H.W. Bush did in his four years in office.
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/01/09/bus...
Said the Journal:
"The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton’s administration and only slightly better than President George H.W. Bush did in his four years in office."
We wanted to look at those numbers ourselves, so we turned to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS. Getting guidance on the data from BLS and using Excel spreadsheets, we discovered not only that Brown and the Democrats have been wrong, but also why.
It was a matter of timing.
BLS had only preliminary data on Bush’s final performance at the close of his second term, when the Wall Street Journal was doing its story. BLS subsequently updated the data. It turned out that things were way worse than the preliminary numbers showed.
We shared this assessment with the Journal reporter, who agreed. It’s not a matter of whose numbers were better. It’s a matter of what was known and when.
You, too, can do the math. The jobs numbers are based on a monthly survey of employers for the 12th of each month, but the initial reports are revised as more employers complete their survey over the following couple of months. A fuller census of employment and wages is conducted quarterly and is considered more accurate, so BLS eventually adjusts the monthly numbers to reflect that accuracy.
http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/201...
1.1 million.
Obama's unemployment numbers...
2010 months 1-12
9.8 / 9.8 / 9.9 / 9.9 / 9.6 / 9.4 / 9.5 / 9.5 / 9.5 / 9.5 / 9.8 / 9.3
2011
9.1 / 9.0 / 8.9 / 9.0 / 9.0 / 9.1 / 9.0 / 9.0 /9.0 / 8.9 / 8.6 / 8.5
2012
8.3 /8.3 / 8.2 /8.1 / 8.2 /8.2 / 8.2 / 8.1 / 7.8 / 7.9 / 7.8 / 7.8
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019038 Nov 5, 2013
ah verkligen wrote:
<quoted text>He said you would be happy if every state capitol was LIKE Detroit and Chicago. Only an uneducated, illiterate moron could mistake that to mean Detroit and Chicago ARE state capitols....
(Were you ...."leaning forward" when you got that all wrong,....dunce?)
Most of you couldn't name your own state capital..........

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1019039 Nov 5, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
New Problems Emerging With Healthcare Website
WASHINGTON - While the administration is scrambling to fix issues with the Affordable Healthcare website, new problems are coming to light.
A CBS news analysis finds key security tests fell behind schedule and the site is vulnerable to hackers.
I think it's time we read the contract specification for that software. I'm thinking it wasn't even close to meeting any acceptable specification that would be written in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
So, how did it get accepted?
There would have been a Software Test Plan with criteria it would have to satisfy to be accepted. Obviously, it didn't pass any test.

But, to me, the most critical issue is, we paid for the contractor to write the software, and the contractor took our money and stole the software. Given the Contract Data Requirements List of data deliverables detailing the development of the software and compliance with the Program Management Plan, Logistics Management Plan, Software Configuration Management Plan, and an entire library of program management planning documents that would have to be generated for this program, it is impossible for the government program manager and supporting staff to not know the software was stolen, and it didn't pass the acceptance tests.

This would require a very significant conspiracy. It would be impossible for just one person to pull this off. And, that conspiracy has to involve the government.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1019040 Nov 5, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney is a private citizen.
It IS crystal clear that Obama "don't care" about anyone that doesn't support his agenda.
He's only a private citizen because Democrats showed him the door. Thank God!!!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1019041 Nov 5, 2013
Yeah wrote:
Why does Texass hate women?
Only yo' momma, boy.

It can tolerate other women and loves other women but yo' momma's defecating you onto a Texas sidewalk all those years ago put her on the bad side of Texans.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1019042 Nov 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
California is circling the drain.
And businesses are moving to Texas.
Bernie Forand is also circling the drain and calling on us to admire the beautiful scenery as we descend into the porcelain bowl with the Magic Negro leading the fall....

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1019043 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If a defective product causes me harm, I have recourse through the courts.
If I find out the defect was known but sold anyhow, then I will sue them for punitive damages too.
Your buddy said we shouldn't do that.
I guess you agree.
If I catch you sneaking into my window at night, and the ammunition I purchased doesn't blow you to hell, I'm suing the ammunition manufacturer.
Yes, that's how it works here.
Now, what should also happen is, if you sue me because my yucca plant ripped your scrotum off when you jumped back through the window when you saw that .45 muzzle up close, that would be a frivolous lawsuit and whatever attorney was stupid enough to take your case should have to all costs to me, to include the inconvenience of even having to think about you.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019044 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Big talk from a subsidized whackjob who can't list a single bill the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created the recession that brought those deficits. Yes Record earmarks in 2005. Brought to you by the "OMG OMG OMG the debt the debt" Republicans.
Unfunded tax cuts, unfunded expansion to Medicare, Unfunded wars.
Deregulation of the financial system by Phil Grahm, Republican.
But hey, it was a bill passed in the 70s that caused it all, did ya know.
Who was voting yes yes yes on all that crap - yep Tea Party heroes Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Jim Demint, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, etc
You are dumber than shit. Get off this thread & find a job thatI don't have to subsidized you worthless POS.
here you go, Doorknob:

Sadly for fiscal conservatives, the biggest surge in government spending came during the last two years of President George W. Bush's eight years in office (2007-2008). A weakened Republican president dealing with a strident Democratic Congress, led by then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, resulted in an orgy of spending.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...

Just as we've all been trying to pound into your concrete like head for years.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019045 Nov 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Big talk from a subsidized whackjob who can't list a single bill the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created the recession that brought those deficits. Yes Record earmarks in 2005. Brought to you by the "OMG OMG OMG the debt the debt" Republicans.
Unfunded tax cuts, unfunded expansion to Medicare, Unfunded wars.
Deregulation of the financial system by Phil Grahm, Republican.
But hey, it was a bill passed in the 70s that caused it all, did ya know.
Who was voting yes yes yes on all that crap - yep Tea Party heroes Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Jim Demint, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, etc
You are dumber than shit. Get off this thread & find a job thatI don't have to subsidized you worthless POS.
More, colander head:

Mr. Bush and Republicans in Congress capitulated to and even promoted each and every government bailout and populist redistribution canard put before them. It's a long list, starting with the 2003 trillion-dollar Medicare prescription drug benefit and culminating with the actions taken to stem the 2008 financial meltdown—the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, the bailout of insurance giant AIG and government-sponsored lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the ill-advised 2008 $600-per-person tax rebate, the stimulus add-ons to 2007's housing and farm bills, etc. The script had it that greedy right-wingers were the cause of our collapse, and deficit spending and easy money the answer.

The numbers are mind boggling. From the second quarter of 2007, i.e., the first full quarter of a Pelosi-Reid dominated Congress and a politically weakened President Bush, to the second quarter of 2009 when President Obama assumed office, government spending skyrocketed to 27.3% of GDP from 21.4%. It was the largest peacetime expansion of government spending in U.S. history."

A spending binge, payback for what scumbags dems saw as republicans stinginess.

you own it, boyson.
"

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1019046 Nov 5, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey LIAR!
Insurance companies send out millions of cancellation letters each year!
FOR ANY REASON!
Every year!
Sure they do. Canceling millions of policies is great business. Must be why their profits are so high.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1019047 Nov 5, 2013
Read it and weep Davey boy:

"After taking office in 2009, with spending and debt already at record high levels and the deficit headed to $1 trillion, President Obama proceeded to pass his own $830 billion stimulus, auto bailouts, mortgage relief plans, the Dodd-Frank financial reforms and the $1.7 trillion ObamaCare entitlement (which isn't even accounted for in the chart). While spending did come down in 2010, it wasn't the result of spending cuts but rather because TARP loans began to be repaid, and that cash was counted against spending"

where's them jobs, Doorknob?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1019048 Nov 5, 2013
Obama’s 39% Gallup Rating Lowest Amid Health Care Fallout

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-05/obam...

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