Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1620562 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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Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1094803 Mar 10, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The USA has no business in that shthole, no civilized nation does, same goes for the Northern regions of Puke-i-stan and all those other stans.
Uz -beki-beki-beki stan stan!!! Where is Herman Cain anyway?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1094804 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Listen you ignorant fcuk if you could read you would have saw where I said I've been on all of them! I talked to people all the time. Learn to read you friggin' libtard!!! I tired of you dumbass!!!
Sure moonbat, and the last time I was in Texas I talked to most all of them and everyone I talked to said that you were a flake...Imagine that. Very few if any believe the crap you spew.Along with all of your excuses when you screw up..Which is daily...Blame it on your computer...LMAO You are a space cadet.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1094806 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>Los Angeles, California (CNN)-- The Pentagon is unable to explain images of what witnesses took to be a high-altitude rocket launched off the coast of Southern California at sunset Monday, officials said.
But John Pike, a defense expert who is director of GlobalSecurity.org , said he believes he has solved the mystery.
"It's clearly an airplane contrail," Pike said Tuesday afternoon. "It's an optical illusion that looks like it's going up, whereas in reality it's going toward the camera. The tip of the contrail is moving far too slowly to be a rocket. When it's illuminated by the sunset, you can see hundreds of miles of it ... all the way to the horizon.
"Why the government is so badly organized that they can't get somebody out there to explain it and make this story go away.... I think that's the real story," Pike added. "I mean, it's insane that with all the money we are spending, all these technically competent people, that they can't get somebody out there to explain what is incredibly obvious."
Expert says mystery 'missile' is plane Mystery launch off California
A U.S. Northern Command official who didn't want to be identified said the contrail could very well be from an airplane. An "illusion" effect made the contrail appear as if it's rising straight up, but it's actually level, the official said. The event is similar to another sighting around New Year's Eve in which observers believed they witnessed a missile, he said.
Col. Dave Lapan, a spokesman for the Pentagon, said later Tuesday that while there is no evidence that the contrail was left by a missile the department is still investigating.
No Defense Department units reported launches at the time. The North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command did not report any foreign missile launches off the California coast, Lapan added. Regardless, there was no threat to the United States, he said.
Tuesday morning, the Pentagon and the North American Aerospace Defense Command were investigating video shot by a news helicopter operated by CNN affiliate KCBS/KCAL showing an ascending orange-colored contrail high into the atmosphere, officials said. A contrail is the visible vapor trail behind airplanes or rockets traveling at high altitudes.
The Federal Aviation Administration, the Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and California Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Jane Harman -- whose coastal districts are closest to the offshore contrails -- were at a loss to explain the images.
"The FAA ran radar replays of a large area west of Los Angeles based on media reports of the possible missile launch at approximately 5 p.m.(PT) on Monday. The radar replays did not reveal any fast moving, unidentified targets in that area," said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. "The FAA did not receive reports ... of unusual sightings from pilots who were flying in the area on Monday afternoon.
"The FAA did not approve any commercial space launches around the area Monday," he added.
Lapan said that various agencies are trying to find out what happened.
"I don't know specifically what they are all doing. I just know they have been pinged and that we are talking to the FAA, we are talking to other parts of the U.S. government. We are trying to do everything we can to figure out if anybody has any knowledge of what this event may have been," Lapan said in off-camera comments to journalists.
"So far we have come up empty," he added.
So where does it say it was a missile launched from a Chinese submarine?

Since: Feb 14

Waukesha, WI

#1094807 Mar 10, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Flack said none of Obama's budgets had passed. Obviously, you BOTH too dumb to understand how the budgeting process works.
You implied Flack said Obama 'wrote' the budget.

I know the budget process.

Stop the spin and try again, dummy.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1094809 Mar 10, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Flack said none of Obama's budgets had passed. Obviously, you BOTH too dumb to understand how the budgeting process works.
House and Senate Unanimously Reject Obama Budgets — Or Do They?

Email1 CommentSmaller FontTextLarger Text|Print
By Jake Tapper
@jaketapper
Sunlen Miller
@sunlenmiller
May 16, 2012 6:48pm
The White House today reacted to news that representations of President Obama’s budget had been voted down by the House and Senate by decrying the introduction of the amendments, by Republicans, as “gimmicks.”
“Gimmicks are not solutions,” White House press secretary Jay Carney emailed to ABC News.“The American people overwhelmingly support a balanced approach to our long-term budget challenges. That’s the approach the President supports. The sooner Republicans drop their intransigence and join the American people in supporting a balanced approach, the sooner Congress will be able to come together and reach a compromise.”
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Miss., introduced a budget amendment representing the president’s budget request; the Sessions amendment was voted down 99-0.(You can read it HERE.)
A similar effort from Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-SC, was rejected in the House 414-0.
Sessions told reporters that it was “stunning” that no one voted for the version of the Obama budget he put forward.“A sitting president of the United States, seeking reelection, can’t lay out a plan that will gain a single vote in the House or Senate for the financial future of America,” he said.“It speaks volumes
While the Sessions and Mulvaney bills put forward the same topline numbers as those in the president’s budget, neither offered any specifics. The Sessions legislation was 56 pages long; actual budgets are closer to 2,000 pages long.
Thus, a White House official said, the Sessions proposal was a “shell that could be filled with a number of things that could hurt our economy and hurt the middle class,” a White House official said.“For example, rather than ending tax breaks for millionaires his budget could hit the revenue target by raising taxes on the middle class and rather than ending wasteful programs, his budget could hit its spending target with severe cuts to important programs.”
“This is the president’s budget,” said the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Kent Conrad of South Dakota, indicating the voluminous budget proposal President Obama offered.“This is what Sen. Sessions has presented as being the president’s budget,” he said, indicating the much slimmer document.
“I think it’s readily apparent there is a big difference between the president’s budget, which I hold in my hands, and what Sen. Sessions has presented as being the president’s budget. This is not the president’s budget. So, of course, we’re not going to support it. It’s not what the president proposed.”
The White House official said the Sessions and Mulvaney’s bills were mere GOP stunts to get Democrats on record opposing ‘the President’s budget’” as well as distracting from what the House Republican budget would do, which the official described as “protect(ing) massive tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires while making the middle class and seniors pay.”
-Jake Tapper

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1094811 Mar 10, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
IRAs are supposed to help people save for their retirement by making tax exempt contributions.
It is not supposed to be a way to circumvent the laws regarding estates.
Another commie!
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1094815 Mar 10, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
A group of Democratic senators and a congressman are calling for the ban of e-cigarettes in all public places on Capitol grounds.
So why would they do that? It's only vapor. They want to ban vapor? Or do they just want to dictate their will on others who might like smoking vapor because it's politically correct to go after anyone or anything that resembles smoking and cigarettes nowadays?
It's that lack of common sense again.
I haven't read about that, but in any event, that's not the same thing that you claimed, that they wanted to ban the sale of e-cigarettes. Perhaps they don't want everyone congregating in front of buildings puffing away, whether they are real or vapor? Would you be in favor of allowing them everywhere, like John Boehner could puff on one before he lowers the gavel?
I don't know; I grew up in an era where the teachers were smoking in the classroom and we could smoke at our desks in high school! Everyone was allowed to smoke at work and everywhere, on planes too. Now smoking is not socially acceptable; so I while I understand your point; should we go back to the old ways? I have mixed feelings; and I really don't care if people smoke or not, I am against legislating human behavior for the most part and don't understand why people can't just mind their own business.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1094817 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Another commie!
Another assh*le that fights to maintain loopholes primarily beneficial for wealthy.

We need money to fund this country. Assh*les like you call funding the government communistic.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1094819 Mar 10, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
IRAs are supposed to help people save for their retirement by making tax exempt contributions.
It is not supposed to be a way to circumvent the laws regarding estates.
Wealthy Tax Cheat Democrats like Tim Gietner use hidden trusts for that, zombie.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1094820 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Overview
Opportunity for All: The President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
A Roadmap for Growth, Opportunity, and Fiscal Responsibility: The President’s Budget provides a roadmap for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans, and ensuring fiscal responsibility. It invests in infrastructure, job training, preschool, and pro-work tax cuts, while reducing deficits through health, tax, and immigration reform.
Builds on Bipartisan Progress: The Budget adheres to the 2015 spending levels agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act and shows the choices the President would make at those levels. But it also shows how to build on this progress to realize the nation’s full potential with a fully paid for $56 billion Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative, split evenly between defense and non-defense priorities.
WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET DELIVERS:
Stronger Growth and Job Creation:
Advanced manufacturing – Invests in American innovation and strengthens our manufacturing base, including a national network of 45 manufacturing institutes.
Research and innovation – Supports ground-breaking research to fight disease, protect the environment, and develop new technologies, and makes permanent the R&D Tax Credit.
Pro-growth infrastructure – Lays out an ambitious, four-year $302 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal paid for with transition revenue from pro-growth business tax reform.
Government reform – Promotes government management that delivers improved services that are more effective, efficient, and supportive of economic growth.
Opportunity for All:
Tax cuts for working Americans – Doubles the maximum value of the childless worker EITC to build on the EITC’s success in encouraging people to enter the workforce and reducing poverty; improves tax benefits that help middle-class and working families pay for child care and college and save for retirement.
Preschool for all – Invests in the President’s vision of making access to high-quality preschool available to every four-year-old child.
***
Here it is. Spelled out for you:

Federal Budgeting Process in a nut shell:

1 - On or before the first Monday in February, the president submits to Congress a detailed budget PROPOSAL for the next year which begins October 1st.

2- Based on the Presidents PROPOSAL (wish list), the House and Senate budget committees propose budget resolutions that set targets for spending and tax revenue and identify any policies that will need to move through reconciliation. These are sent to the floor for a vote and and the differences are resolved in conference.

3- The House and Senate appropriations committees divide the discretionary spending set forth in the budget resolution among each of their 12 subcommittees. Each subcommittee conducts hearings on the programs under its jurisdiction and votes out a budget bill. The full committee marks up the bill and sends it to the floor for a vote. Both chambers pass their budget bills and and iron out the differences in conference. The House and Senate vote again and the conference report is sent to the President for his signature or his veto.

4- Reconciliation occurs if Congress needs to legislate policy changes in mandatory spending or tax laws to meet the annual targets laid out in the budget resolution. The resolution requires the relevant authorizing committees to come up with a plan and report back to the budget committees. The budget committees combine all of the authorizing plans into an omnibus package and send it to the floor for a vote. The House and Senate work out differences in conference, vote again and send the final version to the President for his signature or his veto. "

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/...

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1094821 Mar 10, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
IRAs are supposed to help people save for their retirement by making tax exempt contributions.
It is not supposed to be a way to circumvent the laws regarding estates.
They just can't get their heads around that very simple concept.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1094823 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>House and Senate Unanimously Reject Obama Budgets — Or Do They?
Email1 CommentSmaller FontTextLarger Text|Print
By Jake Tapper
@jaketapper
Sunlen Miller
@sunlenmiller
May 16, 2012 6:48pm
The White House today reacted to news that representations of President Obama’s budget had been voted down by the House and Senate by decrying the introduction of the amendments, by Republicans, as “gimmicks.”
“Gimmicks are not solutions,” White House press secretary Jay Carney emailed to ABC News.“The American people overwhelmingly support a balanced approach to our long-term budget challenges. That’s the approach the President supports. The sooner Republicans drop their intransigence and join the American people in supporting a balanced approach, the sooner Congress will be able to come together and reach a compromise.”
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Miss., introduced a budget amendment representing the president’s budget request; the Sessions amendment was voted down 99-0.(You can read it HERE.)
A similar effort from Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-SC, was rejected in the House 414-0.
Sessions told reporters that it was “stunning” that no one voted for the version of the Obama budget he put forward.“A sitting president of the United States, seeking reelection, can’t lay out a plan that will gain a single vote in the House or Senate for the financial future of America,” he said.“It speaks volumes
While the Sessions and Mulvaney bills put forward the same topline numbers as those in the president’s budget, neither offered any specifics. The Sessions legislation was 56 pages long; actual budgets are closer to 2,000 pages long.
Thus, a White House official said, the Sessions proposal was a “shell that could be filled with a number of things that could hurt our economy and hurt the middle class,” a White House official said.“For example, rather than ending tax breaks for millionaires his budget could hit the revenue target by raising taxes on the middle class and rather than ending wasteful programs, his budget could hit its spending target with severe cuts to important programs.”
“This is the president’s budget,” said the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Kent Conrad of South Dakota, indicating the voluminous budget proposal President Obama offered.“This is what Sen. Sessions has presented as being the president’s budget,” he said, indicating the much slimmer document.
“I think it’s readily apparent there is a big difference between the president’s budget, which I hold in my hands, and what Sen. Sessions has presented as being the president’s budget. This is not the president’s budget. So, of course, we’re not going to support it. It’s not what the president proposed.”
The White House official said the Sessions and Mulvaney’s bills were mere GOP stunts to get Democrats on record opposing ‘the President’s budget’” as well as distracting from what the House Republican budget would do, which the official described as “protect(ing) massive tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires while making the middle class and seniors pay.”
-Jake Tapper
Flack loves it when Republicans waste time in Congress.

Money to fund Congress is evidently free?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1094824 Mar 10, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I'm so much in favor of closing all loopholes I want to get rid of the IRS. Personally I think the government should keep their hands off of anybodies money. It's none of their business how much I make and how much I'm worth. NONE! Let them collect a sales tax. That way the people get to choose when they want to pay it.
People don't get to choose whether or not they fund our infrastructure or support our military. If you don't want to contribute, please leave. Simple as that.
NuculurNUToption

Satellite Beach, FL

#1094825 Mar 10, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
We're broke. Bush borrowed the money to fight in Iraq from China. And he surrendered to the Iraqi's, that made America look real strong, right??
We're terribly in debt and you call for more military spending.
You're as crazy as ever, Carol.
why did you change your name already?? Ashamed of how many posts you put up is my guess. Your Lois Lame character had thousands in mere months.
Get a life. Give up cigarettes and go out and walk.
You're as clueless about Carol's name change as you are about Liar Obama. LOL

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1094826 Mar 10, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Another assh*le that fights to maintain loopholes primarily beneficial for wealthy.
We need money to fund this country. Assh*les like you call funding the government communistic.
Actually If it was up to me there would be a lot of 'for sale or lease' signs in Washington D. C. If you can't pay for the government with the money you have, cut the government till you can. Here this is one way to do it!

$0.20 sales tax.$0.12 local,$0.05 state, and $0.03 federal. Period. No other taxes!!! NONE!!!!!
NuculurVodkaOpti on

Satellite Beach, FL

#1094827 Mar 10, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you keep repeating lies? I only heard that they wanted to ban sale of E cigarettes to children. Taxation of cigarettes is a state thing.
BTW, what's the deal with Walmart and the LSD tainted meat?
"Why do you keep repeating lies?" Did you slur, "Why do you keep repeating lies?" ... LOL ... You should be asking Barack Hussein Obama about that ... "Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year" ... LOL

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1094828 Mar 10, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Here it is. Spelled out for you:
Federal Budgeting Process in a nut shell:
1 - On or before the first Monday in February, the president submits to Congress a detailed budget PROPOSAL for the next year which begins October 1st.
2- Based on the Presidents PROPOSAL (wish list), the House and Senate budget committees propose budget resolutions that set targets for spending and tax revenue and identify any policies that will need to move through reconciliation. These are sent to the floor for a vote and and the differences are resolved in conference.
3- The House and Senate appropriations committees divide the discretionary spending set forth in the budget resolution among each of their 12 subcommittees. Each subcommittee conducts hearings on the programs under its jurisdiction and votes out a budget bill. The full committee marks up the bill and sends it to the floor for a vote. Both chambers pass their budget bills and and iron out the differences in conference. The House and Senate vote again and the conference report is sent to the President for his signature or his veto.
4- Reconciliation occurs if Congress needs to legislate policy changes in mandatory spending or tax laws to meet the annual targets laid out in the budget resolution. The resolution requires the relevant authorizing committees to come up with a plan and report back to the budget committees. The budget committees combine all of the authorizing plans into an omnibus package and send it to the floor for a vote. The House and Senate work out differences in conference, vote again and send the final version to the President for his signature or his veto. "
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/...
Another libtard that can't read!!!!1 - On or before the first Monday in February, the president submits to Congress a detailed budget PROPOSAL for the next year which begins October 1st.
NuculurVodkaOpti on

Satellite Beach, FL

#1094829 Mar 10, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Uz -beki-beki-beki stan stan!!! Where is Herman Cain anyway?
He's on the radio; take a better look through the bottom of your vodka bottle and things will be much clearer.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1094830 Mar 10, 2014
Lickin McFingers wrote:
<quoted text>
Aw... you and I BOTH know that the DEFENSE industry needed 2,564,789 pairs of new shoes...
There was never any reason to be in that shthole and Funihat Karzai has given DaBammy a chance to hook skate and motivate our way outta there.

Let that shthole be the problem of the other shtholes that surround it, Iran for instance.

If this country needs heroin badly enough to fk around with those dirtbags__let's just spend the money figuring out how to grow those poppies here. I'm thinking upstate NY__Adirondacks area back towards Watertown?.Let's roll!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1094831 Mar 10, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
People don't get to choose whether or not they fund our infrastructure or support our military. If you don't want to contribute, please leave. Simple as that.
Typical commie answer!

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