Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251456 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"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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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1043405 Dec 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Reagan admin official....who helped write the book on supply side.
Blaming Obama for George W. Bush’s Policies
Although it was quickly overshadowed by his choice of Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, Mitt Romney released an important document last week by his principal economic advisers that deserves more attention than it got. It is an audacious attempt to blame Barack Obama for the economic mistakes of George W. Bush and Republicans in Congress.
....So whatever caused the 2007-9 recession had to have resulted from policies that the Bush administration was responsible for – either by initiating them or failing to act against them.
Space prohibits a full discussion of these issues, but certainly one factor had to be the squandering of budget surpluses that resulted from the policies of the Bill Clinton administration and their replacement by huge deficits under President Bush.
Mr. Bush inherited a budget surplus of $236 billion from Mr. Clinton in 2000, which fell to $128 billion in 2001. By 2002, the federal government ran a budget deficit of $158 billion, which rose to $377 billion in 2003, and $413 billion in 2004. The deficit fell to $318 billion in 2005,$248 billion in 2006, and $161 billion in 2007, then shot up to $459 billion in 2008.
It should be noted as well that the fiscal 2009 budget was submitted to Congress by Mr. Bush in January 2008 and took effect on Oct. 1 of that year – almost four months before President Obama took office.
Thus the government was running historically large budget deficits long after the end of the 2001 recession. As I have previously documented, these deficits resulted to a large extent from legislated tax cuts during the Bush years.
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/...
Let's take a short look at this shall we?

Mr. Bush inherited a budget surplus of $236 billion from Mr. Clinton in 2000, which fell to $128 billion in 2001. By 2002, the federal government ran a budget deficit of $158 billion, which rose to $377 billion in 2003, and $413 billion in 2004. The deficit fell to $318 billion in 2005,$248 billion in 2006, and $161 billion in 2007, then shot up to $459 billion in 2008.
Now what happened in 2001? Why do you libtards want to forget 9/11? If you notice it quickly started going back down until when? Who was in charge of Congress and who was running for president? There it is in your own post!!! Deal with it!!!! By the Clinton borrowed the money to make it look like a surplus. Magic number fudging!!!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1043406 Dec 17, 2013
Pope Replaces Conservative U.S. Cardinal on Influential Vatican Committee

Pope Francis moved on Monday against a conservative American cardinal who has been an outspoken critic of abortion and same-sex marriage, by replacing him on a powerful Vatican committee with another American who is less identified with the culture wars within the Roman Catholic Church.

The pope’s decision to remove Cardinal Raymond L. Burke from the Congregation for Bishops was taken by church experts to be a signal that Francis is willing to disrupt the Vatican establishment in order to be more inclusive.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/world/europ...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1043407 Dec 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
TPM? you little hypocrite. Another Progressive source.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1043408 Dec 17, 2013
flack wrote:
Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Douglas Holtz-EakinPresident, American Action Forum
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The Mythology of the Minimum Wage
Posted: 11/25/2013 6:27 pm
Raise the minimum wage and combat poverty! That sounds like a great idea, but... not so fast. As it turns out, increasing the minimum wage actually hurts the working poor, is a windfall for affluent families, and raises the barriers facing the unemployed. There is growing evidence that increasing the minimum wage hampers employment for low-skilled workers who need the most help and experience.
According to the Employment Policy Institute's Michael Saltsman, the majority of minimum wage employers are not large corporations with thousands of employees. Instead, the majority of minimum wage earners work for a local small business, with 40 percent having fewer than 50 employees. Most of these employees work part time--so they can take classes, take care of their families or supplement other income. Take the restaurant industry as an example, nearly 80 percent of restaurant workers that earn the federal minimum wage work part-time.
When faced with higher labor costs per hour, these small businesses have to make tough choices, and the decision to comply tends to impact low-skilled employees the most. In a recent study, Sabia, Burkhauser, and Hansen (2012) conclude that New York State's minimum wage increase from $5.15 to $6.75 in 2006 reduced employment by over 20 percent for the least skilled and least educated people in the workforce. The very audience that could use a raise will ultimately be put out of work entirely.
The minimum wage also impedes job creation, as demonstrated by a recent American Action Forum analysis. Employers forced to pay more per hour for labor, makes it impossible for them to expand their workforce and make new hires. California's recent minimum wage increase to $10 per hour will result in a loss of almost 200,000 new jobs. If every state followed suit, more than 2.3 million jobs could disappear nationwide. With 11.3 million unemployed people currently looking for work, driving a wedge between no paycheck and any paycheck is irresponsible.
The Employment Policies Institute (EPI) is one of several front groups created by Berman & Co., a Washington, DC public affairs firm owned by Rick Berman, who lobbies for the restaurant, hotel, alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries.

Wow Flack, you really are on a roll here.

I am shocked, a lobbyist for the restaurant trade arguing against the minimum wage. Who would have thunk it.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1043409 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Flack had a tizzy fit : "Lmao!!! This came from the HuffPost! LMAO!!!"
Then posts something from a right wing political group about the minimum wage. Hypocrisy at its best.
No idiot. Learn to read!!!! It came from the HuffPost!!!!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1043410 Dec 17, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You don't have to be poor to get food your stamps you idiot...
Meanwhile, "Please do not feed the animals" as the animals may become dependent on handouts and not learn to take care of themselves like dumbass Dave. Yes dumbass Dave is that stupid.
It's the cultuire...
The state does not have to pay into the cost of food stamps so some abuse the system.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1043411 Dec 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see how good you are at handling the truth...
Did Obama lie when he said "If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance."
Did Obama lie when he said "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."
lol! Don't talk about 'handling truth' when you can't son!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1043412 Dec 17, 2013
Lies, damn lies -->Sebelius: Why yes, some people actually will end up paying more for insurance
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1043413 Dec 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You were playing dumb in a lame ass attempt to avoid admitting your news sources are Progressive sites.
Which makes you look really, really dumb.
facts are facts no matter who presents them.

held up by the fact that attacking the messenger has become bagger orthodoxy. of which you are doing an excellent job. not one fact presented to rebut. as usual.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1043414 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The EITC was created by Republicans to avoid raising the minimum wage & is, in fact, a subsidy to businesses that pay minimum wage.
" OMG OMG the 47% the 47% OMG OMG"
If the minimum wage had kept up with inflation from jus 1970, it would be about $10.50 an hour.
Who pays for the EITC? Taxpayers? Isn't that "redistributing" wealth from those that need it least to those who need it most?
Why are right whiners always wanting to throw money at corporate America?
Again nimrod this came from the HuffPost!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1043415 Dec 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
if it seems i'm playing stupid.....i'm just trying to relate.
lol! Excellent! Now that's how you get the conversation going!

The only problem is, you really need to go low on the intelligence scale to match up to some of them! And even then, there's only a small likelihood of they'll comprehend!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1043416 Dec 17, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Your news sources are opinion sites you fool.. Try www.whois.com .
I will keep you on notice about all your lame cut-n-paste opinion sites..
You just can't fix a stupid liberal
It's the culture...
poor baby. still being outgunned in the intelligence arena.

I don't see that changing anytime soon son!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1043417 Dec 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
you spiel is so full of right wing myths that i don't even know where to start. but...
Don’t Tell Anyone, but the Stimulus Worked
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/opinion/sun...
and so forth.....
and why you keep hammering Obama about continuing the policies that you initially voted for is a mystery to me.
Unfortunately, the writer of that article, David Firestone, is a liberal hack for the NY Times and repeats liberal talking points "created and saved jobs".

No one knows what that means. It just sounds liberal-talk so liberals take it at face value.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1043418 Dec 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Opinions don't require sources-nit wit.
Another idiotic, hypocritical Progressive rule.
You are Yeah?
lol! I know that son.

But that fact seems to drift in and out for you, depending on your needs!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1043419 Dec 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you handle the truth?
Did Obama lie when he said "You can keep your insurance, if you like your insurance."
Did Obama lie when he said "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."
You don't have a leg to stand on until you can acknowledge what truth is.
a lie is a purposeful action. like this one....

Beginning with his January 2003 State of the Union address, Bush pledged to keep the total cost of the drug benefit to $400 billion over 10 years. An estimate by the Congressional Budget Office was close to Bush's figure.

But shortly after Bush signed the program into law in December 2003, the White House revised its projection to $534 billion, but it never offered a detailed breakdown of that estimate.

Last March, Richard S. Foster, Medicare's chief actuary for nearly a decade, said administration officials threatened to fire him if he disclosed his belief in 2003 that the drug package would cost $500 billion to $600 billion. Lawmakers in both parties accused the administration of concealing important information that could have derailed passage of the bill.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1043420 Dec 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
tell us something we don't know.
GOP Rep: Republicans 'Come Across As Knuckle-Dragging Neanderthals On Occasion'
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) thinks some of his fellow Republicans sound downright primitive when they talk to voters.
"You have people on our side of the aisle that have a really abrasive tone," Duffy said Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "We can come across as knuckle-dragging Neanderthals on occasion."
A study released this year by Dutch scientists suggested that Neanderthals may have actually been more articulate than previously thought, but that's beside the point. Duffy's comments can be viewed as a fitting capper to the GOP's year-long self-examination of its "tone."
Ever since their party's humbling showing in 2012, Republicans have largely insisted that they simply need to adjust how they convey their positions to voters. It's a view that was encapsulated perfectly by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) shortly after last year's election.
"We don't need to pander or change our principles, but at the same time, we can be respectful," Jindal said during an interview on Fox News.
The Republican National Committee put out a much-publicized "autopsy" in March that focused heavily on how the party must modify its message to gays and women, while the National Republican Congressional Committee has been training incumbents on how best to interact with female voters.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-rep...
Whois: talkingpointsmemo.com

Joshua Micah Marshall St. Louis, Missouri blogger who founded Talking Points Memo,which one of the most popular blogs in the blogosphere.

talkingpointsmemo.com <SPAM> Opinion site not news...

It's the culture....
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1043421 Dec 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i demanded what? when? it's not like you guys ever cite a right wing myth, so what known news source?
lol! Many times, they don't even cite a source.

They simply perpetuate a myth without checking... and they pray their word gets accepted!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1043422 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The Employment Policies Institute (EPI) is one of several front groups created by Berman & Co., a Washington, DC public affairs firm owned by Rick Berman, who lobbies for the restaurant, hotel, alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries.
Wow Flack, you really are on a roll here.
I am shocked, a lobbyist for the restaurant trade arguing against the minimum wage. Who would have thunk it.
It was still taken from the HuffPost! Take it up with them! LMAO!!!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1043423 Dec 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The Employment Policies Institute (EPI) is one of several front groups created by Berman & Co., a Washington, DC public affairs firm owned by Rick Berman, who lobbies for the restaurant, hotel, alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries.
Wow Flack, you really are on a roll here.
I am shocked, a lobbyist for the restaurant trade arguing against the minimum wage. Who would have thunk it.
Can't have someone who knows personally and directly what the effects of minimum wages are- speaking out.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1043424 Dec 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you handle the truth?
Did Obama lie when he said "You can keep your insurance, if you like your insurance."
Did Obama lie when he said "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."
You don't have a leg to stand on until you can acknowledge what truth is.
lol! What department does NPS fall under son?

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