Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1643008 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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TheIndependentMa jority

Newark, OH

#1123950 Apr 23, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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as the demand for medical care increases, the price goes up, just like all goods and services.....
basic economics.....
Then the imaginary "no prob, duh sky's duh limit ceiling" busts and the floors fall out...like the housing bubble..and the commodities fall back down to far more realistic economic ranges.

(Cuz there's NO such thing as majikeral, perpetual growing dolluh twees...no matter what the circus sideshow, snake oil pusher types sayz.)

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1123951 Apr 23, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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The difference is Carol that Clinton had a Congress that wasn't yet infected by the far right Tea Party faction and was willing to work with him and not simply be obstructionist like the present House.
Also Clinton and Democrats set the stage for deficit reduction starting in his first year with his tax hikes that fell almost exclusively on upper-income taxpayers. Let's not forget that Clinton used his veto pen some 36 times during his presidency.
What planet do you live on? Here on Earth, Clinton and the Democrats had to be dragged kicking and screaming to a balance between spending and revenue.

So, in your warped world, anyone who supports and defends the Constitution is "far right"? Did I get that right? That sounds like the definition of centrist to me.
"Right" would be promoting violating the Constitution in one direction, while "Left" would be promoting violating the Constitution in a different direction.
The Constitution defines the center.

How warped does a society, in general, have to be when the perspective has shifted so far the center appears as not the center?
The Constitution is the center. Anyone who promotes violating the Constitution is either "right" or "left" of the center.
The TEA Party members are the only centrists in the US.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1123952 Apr 23, 2014
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Its Something Im Proud Of: Penna. Gubernatorial Candidate Goes All-In On ObamaCare
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By: Emily Schultheis (Politico)

Most Democratic candidates in competitive races this year are avoiding talking about the Affordable Care Act, but a new ad from Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) one of the four Democrats vying to take on Pennsylvania GOP Gov. Tom Corbett embraces both President Obama and his signature health care law.

I worked with President Obama on the Affordable Care Act and getting health coverage to all Americans, Schwartz says in the ad, shared first with POLITICO.It was my legislation that said insurance companies can no longer deny coverage for kids with pre-existing conditions. Its something Im proud of because it also closed the gap in prescription drug coverage for seniors.

The ad, made by the Dixon/Davis Media Group, intersperses footage of Schwartz speaking direct-to-camera with photos of her and President Obama together.

Schwartz is locked in a four-way competitive primary battle, and an ad like this is a play to shore up her base in the heavily-Democratic Philadelphia where her congressional district is based, and on which shes relying in order to win the May 20 primary. Previously the frontrunner in the race, Schwartz has seen her lead in the polls eclipsed by businessman Tom Wolf, whos already spent millions on TV ads across the state.

The ad also takes aim directly at Corbett for not accepting the federal Medicaid expansion, a move she says shed reverse because 500,000 Pennsylvanians need health coverage.
TheIndependentMa jority

Newark, OH

#1123953 Apr 23, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Birthers are scum!
Then name calling, lemming herd pack, unquestioning bobbleheads (like yewr post) are parasites on the scum.
Marxist "Icktime"

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1123954 Apr 23, 2014
DumbDave must have stroked out!!!!
Slash

United States

#1123955 Apr 23, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>What planet do you live on? Here on Earth, Clinton and the Democrats had to be dragged kicking and screaming to a balance between spending and revenue.

So, in your warped world, anyone who supports and defends the Constitution is "far right"? Did I get that right? That sounds like the definition of centrist to me.
"Right" would be promoting violating the Constitution in one direction, while "Left" would be promoting violating the Constitution in a different direction.
The Constitution defines the center.

How warped does a society, in general, have to be when the perspective has shifted so far the center appears as not the center?
The Constitution is the center. Anyone who promotes violating the Constitution is either "right" or "left" of the center.
The TEA Party members are the only centrists in the US.
Morning, lil commie Kkkhunt.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1123956 Apr 23, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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A one vote advantage for Republicans would make a difference since those idiots walk in lock step as they have proven over and over. They get their marching orders from the likes Of Koch Brothers, Rush Limbaugh and Fox, they are completely void of self thinking, just like you and your fellow chimps on here. Democrats mostly have the people in mind. Heaven forbid in rightie world.
<nuts>
<delusional>

... and that explains the rift in the Repupblican Party between the Democrat plants wearing RINO costumes sabotaging any opposition to the Democrat agenda, and the TEA Party.

Usually I don't even read your delusional bullshit. But, sometimes, you're just too ludicrous and too easy to show how much of an ignorant buffoon you are.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1123957 Apr 23, 2014
Slash wrote:
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Morning, lil commie Kkkhunt.
Get my horse ready, boy. And don't forget to water them mellons out back.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1123958 Apr 23, 2014
ByKATHY KRISTOFCBS NEWSApril 23, 2014, 6:00 AM
Key to retirement riches? Start early

Of all the strategies designed to secure a comfortable retirement, none is quite as effective as the simplest -- start early.
Starting early allows compound interest to do most of the work. That makes saving a substantial sum a snap. "We like to tell people that they have to get in the habit of paying themselves first," says Mark Wilson, chief investment officer at The Tarbox Group. "If you are doing that, you are automatically avoiding a lot of the behaviors that get people into trouble."
Threats to a secure retirement: credit cards, college savings
How much of a difference can starting early make? Consider two investors, Sean and Sue. Both are new college graduates who secure jobs earning $40,000 annually at age 23.
Sean decides to set aside 15% of his income in his company's 401(k) plan, saving $500 a month, or $6,000 a year. He invests in a stock index fund, which earns an average of 10% per year. Better yet, his employer matches his contributions at a rate of 50 cents on the dollar.(Unfortunately, shallow girls refuse to date him because he drives a 2006 Toyota.)
Starting to save for retirement when you're young has big payoffs
Sue argues that she has decades to save for retirement. She chooses to use her discretionary income to buy a new convertible.
In five years, Sean's nest egg has grown to a tidy $58,078. Sue, on the other hand, has a convertible worth $5,000, which she decides to trade in for another new convertible, since she's only 28 and has plenty of time to save.
Sean decides he doesn't like shallow girls anyway. In five more years, when both Sean and Sue are 33 years old, Sean's retirement account is worth $153,633. Sue has an incredible tan (and permanent skin damage) but realizes she needs to start saving.
Sean, on the other hand, has had enough of poverty and decides to stop making retirement contributions so he can buy a Tesla. Still, because of the saving he did in those early years, his account rocks along without him. In 32 years, when Sean reaches retirement age, his nest egg is worth an astounding $3,719,360.
Notably, all he contributed to the account was $60,000. His employer kicked in $30,000. Compound investment returns did the rest.
Sue saves for the next 32 years, kicking $6,000 annually into her account and getting a $3,000 annual employer match. When she hits retirement at age 65, she has contributed $192,000 to savings -- three times more than Sean. Her employer has kicked in $96,000. But she still has considerably less --$2,088,844 to be precise.
And, of course, if Sean felt he could afford both the Tesla and contributions to the 401(k) plan, he'd be living really pretty -- perhaps on a Malibu cliff next to Barbara Streisand -- in his golden years. If he continued to save and earn 10% on average on his money, he'd end up with $5.8 million in his retirement account.
"If you work for somebody with a retirement plan, the best thing you can do is at least contribute enough to get the employer match," says Margie Mullen, owner of a Los Angeles financial planning firm that bears her name. "The earlier you start, the better."
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel

Oswego, IL

#1123959 Apr 23, 2014
Good morning to all the progressive comrades! Hope you had a wonderful earth day and did your part for a better socialist nation. I see the left is still celebrating all the lies and failures that continually plague the last 6 years. Keep trying to polish those turds....they're bound to come clean soon!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1123960 Apr 23, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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Any citizen who isn't suspicious of any and all government entitys that has power and control over you is a fool.
Of course that describes every Topix lib.
The 60's hippies are now Mr. and Mrs. Law and Order. Pathetic and disgusting.
Jefferson purportedly said "When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."

We are now entering a dark cloud of tyranny with much fanfare led by Peace & Love Hippie Liberals. The government cares and the Magic Negro loves you.

Now sit down and shut up or we'll take your cattle, kill your family and empty your bank accounts.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1123961 Apr 23, 2014
ByJONATHAN BERRMONEYWATCHApril 23, 2014, 6:31 AM
Now, even boomers are moving back in with mom and dad
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Baby boomers, who railed against parental authority in their youth, are increasingly turning to their parents for help with financial problems in their older years.

According to data cited by the Los Angeles Times, about 194,000 Californians aged 50 to 64 lived with their parents as of 2012, an increase of 67.6 percent during the preceding seven years. Though more young Californians live with their parents, the numbers of older folks living with mom and dad rose at a faster rate.

The newspaper's conclusions are backed up by data from other sources. A few years ago, the Pew Research Center estimated that 17 percent of Americans lived in a multigenerational household, the highest rate since the 1950s. A 2012 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that older workers who lose their jobs have a tougher time finding new employment than younger ones.

"Some have given up looking for work," says Catherine Collinson, president of Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies and Transamerica Institute. "There's a certain level of feeling overwhelmed."

Further exacerbating baby boomers' woes is the poor state of many of their retirement savings. The median retirement household savings for members of the post-World War II generation is a little more than $100,000, which is nowhere near enough.

The Economic Policy Institute notes that 40 percent of people in their peak savings years (55-64) had nothing saved, and 10 percent had socked away $12,000 or less. According to Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies' 14th Annual Retirement Survey done last year, 62 percent of baby boomers plan to work past 65 or say they won't retire. Another 58 percent plan to continue working at least part-time while "retired" for health insurance coverage.

"Many baby boomers are working longer and retiring later," Collinson said.

That plan doesn't always work out, particularly if boomers experience health problems as they age. As the GAO noted, long-term unemployment can sap retirement savings pretty easily. For instance, a 55-year-old worker who withdrew 50 percent of his $70,000 retirement savings over two years would need another five years to recoup those losses, the agency says.

Then there's the drama that comes from multiple generations living under one roof. Challenges abound both for the parents and the adult children. For friends of Collinson, it has been a challenge.

She notes: "It's safe to say they drove each other crazy."

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Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1123962 Apr 23, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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<nuts>
<delusional>
... and that explains the rift in the Repupblican Party between the Democrat plants wearing RINO costumes sabotaging any opposition to the Democrat agenda, and the TEA Party.
Usually I don't even read your delusional bullshit. But, sometimes, you're just too ludicrous and too easy to show how much of an ignorant buffoon you are.
The problem you seem to be having with Gray Ghost is that he describes events from the perspective of someone living in the real world.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1123964 Apr 23, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Just wanted to see if Patrick...or Angela...knew that was the answer.
I knew your question was rhetorical but I just wanted to contribute to a good cause:-)

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1123965 Apr 23, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Jefferson purportedly said "When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
We are now entering a dark cloud of tyranny with much fanfare led by Peace & Love Hippie Liberals. The government cares and the Magic Negro loves you.
Now sit down and shut up or we'll take your cattle, kill your family and empty your bank accounts.
"kill your family"???
Bundy propped his family in the middle of an armed confrontation, grandchildren and all, to defend his ability to steal from the government. He's a gutless thief and you're a moron.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1123966 Apr 23, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>There are no limits for a man who hides his SAT scores like he's told to do.
http://billmoyers.com/2014/01/10/book-excerpt...
I'm sure the 14 "honorary degrees" felt SO right to him too. Just like that cherry job he was offered straight out of college. Not that Hillary's brat wasn't likely just as coddled at uni., just for different reasons.
Prisons are filled with blacks, black mobs daily terrorize the landscape and blacks who do well in anything other than athletics and Rapp are ostracized by their own community terrorists. So when a non-black couple crosses the street on an evening walk to avoid the oncoming black face, it makes absolute sense from a security standpoint. Self-preservation is there for a reason - like maybe self-preservation? D-u-u-h-h-h......

Along comes the Magic Negro and Neil deGrasse Tyson to deplore the non-black responsive behavior.

Magic Negro and Mr. Tyson, the reasons for your pain emanate exclusively from within your dark culture and not from without. You need to bury your racism and come into this century.

BTW, the Tyson version of Cosmos is as boring as hell this time around. People I've spoke with regarding the presentation are clear: it's all great CGI and religious fervor but poor scientific presentation. WAY too much claim and almost no theory. Tyson talks too much, has a propensity for proselytizing and tries to present Science as the New Age Religion of this century.

He should've played basketball instead.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1123967 Apr 23, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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"kill your family"???
Bundy propped his family in the middle of an armed confrontation, grandchildren and all, to defend his ability to steal from the government. He's a gutless thief and you're a moron.
Send out the women and children first!! FOX will love it!!

oh yeah, right wing nutjobs are real men.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1123968 Apr 23, 2014
Slash wrote:
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Morning, lil commie Kkkhunt.
baby steps....

You have to change the oil first. Once you have proved your worthiness then you can change the bulb in the headlight assembly...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1123969 Apr 23, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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The problem you seem to be having with Gray Ghost is that he describes events from the perspective of someone living in the real world.
a politician makes up the world for you...creates this, and that...your idol is a doophus elected by you, the doophus...that's your 'real world'....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1123970 Apr 23, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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All of that is way over dumb Eed's head, but then again most things are. He has reduced himself to that of a regurgitating repetitive twofaced chimp, like most baggers on here.
With your big mouth wide open, nothing goes over your head.

You also swallow.

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