Obama's winning the long game

Obama's winning the long game

There are 229 comments on the New York Daily News story from Jan 3, 2013, titled Obama's winning the long game. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Obama got his tax hikes - naked of spending cuts - passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#27 Jan 4, 2013
the rest of us wrote:
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Poor dumb leftist turd. Your miserable, failed life is YOUR fault and the fault of your parents, NOT the governments nor any political party.
Lashing out at everyone because you voted for BATSHIT Bachmann won't solve anything.

Then again NOT solving anything is a teabagger trademark.

The BATSHIT crazy lady said the 35th time is a charm.

Good luck.

Poor teabagger.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#28 Jan 4, 2013
It seems that raising taxes to pay for all the goodies, including war-profiteering, is a responsible thing to do. You have to make the people with the money pay. You can't get blood from a rock. Some people have been profiting over the last 10 years, breaking 60-year records. The filthy rich should pay Eisenhower tax rates of 91% again. That's what Americans want.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

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#29 Jan 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Poor Le Dimbulb.
He couldn't even get re elected.
Not even in congress.
Dumbshit teabaggers wanted him to be speaker.
Teabaggers voted for the 34th time to repeal Obama care.
Introduced by a ignorant, nutjob teabagger just as crazy and stupid, Michele Bachmann.
Poor teabagger.
White House War on Women Escalates
White House fails to represent women

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
January 3, 2013 12:37 pm

The White House’s Flickr account
recently released a photo of President Barack Obama and his top advisers. The complete absence of women in the image is another reminder that females are underrepresented in Obama’s staff.
Additionally, the president still pays his female employees significantly less than their male counterparts.

The Obama White House in 2011 paid female staffers 18 percent less than their male colleagues:

According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).

The Obama reelection campaign, though better, was also a bastion of inequality:

The Obama reelection campaign’s female employees earned an average of $6,872 during that period, compared with an average of $7,235 for male employees. That is a difference of $363, or 5.3 percent.
The annualized pay difference is more than $2,100 per year.
It is unclear when Obama and the Democrats will call off the war on women.
ObamaCanKissMyAs s

High Springs, FL

#30 Jan 4, 2013
Hey!Listen up fools! I support the underground economy,the free flow of cash and goods and services!YOU can Resist them! Pay people CASH to help you do what you need done! Buy with CASH whenever you can! stop paying interest on credit purchases!Shop second hand stores,yard sales,flea markets,etc,....you will save a lot of money for yourself and your family and screw the tax man at the same time! Sell all that chinese crap you bought and lighten your load! Be creative! find ways to screw the system every chance you get! Opt out! Simplify your Life! you can thank me later! Get rid of all the CRAP that you are always worried about some thief stealing! You don't need to live like the "Preppers" on National Geographic!(and if you do,don't tell anybody!) just use your common sense!One drop at a time Will fill the bucket,Resist them,Fight Back! If only 20% of you act on these Ideas it will have an impact!Starve The Beast!

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#31 Jan 4, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
It seems that raising taxes to pay for all the goodies, including war-profiteering, is a responsible thing to do. You have to make the people with the money pay. You can't get blood from a rock. Some people have been profiting over the last 10 years, breaking 60-year records. The filthy rich should pay Eisenhower tax rates of 91% again. That's what Americans want.
The problem these days is there are tooooo many rocks!

"You have to make people with money pay"...especially those that earned it honestly. During the 50's no one had any money in their pockets to pay for WWII......that's fine..but to pay for welfare kinigs and queens..forget it!

The filthy rich.....includes Al Gore who just sold current tv to al queda supporters Al Jaserra/? Tax the sob hard!! LMAO

If cluelessness was crude oil, your scalp would be crawling with camels.

au contraire

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#32 Jan 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
It an op-ed piece by the resident FAUX teabagger nutjob Charles Krauthammer.
Another opinion from the # 1 "opinion" station on cable.
Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations:$20 Million

by Keith Koffler on January 4, 2013, 10:07 am

Michelle Obama recently revealed that she and President Obama don’t give Christmas gifts to each other. They merely say,“We’re in Hawaii,” and that’s Christmas gift enough.
But actually the present is from taxpayers, and it’s an expensive one.

The total cost to taxpayers of Obama’s vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more. During a time of budget deficits that threaten the nation’s security and its future, the Obamas have chosen to maintain a “family tradition” and vacation halfway around the world instead of finding far cheaper alternatives closer to home.

The $20 million figure is based on estimates of the cost of the four Hawaii vacations the Obamas have taken during Christmastime 2009-2012. According to a detailed breakdown by the Hawaii Reporter, the annual excursions in 2009, 2010, and 2011 cost about $4 million, much of it attributable to the expense of taking Air Force One, at an hour rate of about $180,000, on an eighteen-hour roundtrip journey to Honolulu and back.

New Year's Day, 2012
But $4 million almost certainly underestimates the true tally, as it does not include many miscellaneous items like the cost of flying advance teams out to Hawaii and separate flights Michelle Obama took in 2010 and 2011, when she left ahead of her husband, who was forced to stay in Washington to finish up work with Congress.

This year, Obama returned from Hawaii to complete a deal on the Fiscal Cliff and then jetted back to Honolulu, where he is now engaged in Part 2 of his vacation. The second roundtrip flight added about $3.24 million to the tab this time, bringing the cost of the 2012-1013 vacation to well over $7 million.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#33 Jan 4, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
It seems that raising taxes to pay for all the goodies, including war-profiteering, is a responsible thing to do. You have to make the people with the money pay. You can't get blood from a rock. Some people have been profiting over the last 10 years, breaking 60-year records. The filthy rich should pay Eisenhower tax rates of 91% again. That's what Americans want.
Check the profits on John Murtha's son....defense contracts..Nancy Pelosi's husband..defense contracts.....John Kerry and his wifes Heinz Corporation on condomints for military contracts...

Hypocrites.
conservative crapola

Zionhill, PA

#34 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
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yawn..........

crossdressing teapussy cry-a-thon: Day 59

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

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#36 Jan 4, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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yawn..........
crossdressing teapussy cry-a-thon: Day 59
Multi Mykro barrass incorporated. You are a hoot Sybil.
conservative crapola

Zionhill, PA

#37 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
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teapussy ineptitude....now that's a hoot.

hahahahahahahahahaha

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#38 Jan 4, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
While we lose the long game.
Propaganda is filth.
Not to mention your diseased brain.

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#39 Jan 4, 2013
Jizzlam wrote:
borat hussein is certainly flushing the country down the toilet
You're next.

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#40 Jan 4, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
Obama lost his last pawn in Benghazi.
And you have lost your last marble.

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#41 Jan 4, 2013
Jizzlam wrote:
obama hussein has made the USA just a below-average country.. like greece
nice work libtards
enjoy your lower paychecks, azzwipes
Could your paycheck get any lower and still be legal?

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#42 Jan 4, 2013
Wake up USA wrote:
He won this skirmish, but the big one is coming.
He can't wait, and neither can the majority of this country.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#43 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations:$20 Million
by Keith Koffler on January 4, 2013, 10:07 am
Michelle Obama recently revealed that she and President Obama don’t give Christmas gifts to each other. They merely say,“We’re in Hawaii,” and that’s Christmas gift enough.
But actually the present is from taxpayers, and it’s an expensive one.
The total cost to taxpayers of Obama’s vacations to Hawaii since becoming president is likely in excess of $20 million, and possibly much, much more. During a time of budget deficits that threaten the nation’s security and its future, the Obamas have chosen to maintain a “family tradition” and vacation halfway around the world instead of finding far cheaper alternatives closer to home.
The $20 million figure is based on estimates of the cost of the four Hawaii vacations the Obamas have taken during Christmastime 2009-2012. According to a detailed breakdown by the Hawaii Reporter, the annual excursions in 2009, 2010, and 2011 cost about $4 million, much of it attributable to the expense of taking Air Force One, at an hour rate of about $180,000, on an eighteen-hour roundtrip journey to Honolulu and back.
New Year's Day, 2012
But $4 million almost certainly underestimates the true tally, as it does not include many miscellaneous items like the cost of flying advance teams out to Hawaii and separate flights Michelle Obama took in 2010 and 2011, when she left ahead of her husband, who was forced to stay in Washington to finish up work with Congress.
This year, Obama returned from Hawaii to complete a deal on the Fiscal Cliff and then jetted back to Honolulu, where he is now engaged in Part 2 of his vacation. The second roundtrip flight added about $3.24 million to the tab this time, bringing the cost of the 2012-1013 vacation to well over $7 million.
So presidents should never take vacations? Did you say this when Bush broke the record for presidential vacation days?

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#44 Jan 4, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
What you see today in this country is what you get when you refuse to educate the citizens. Now we have the uneducated reaching into the highest offices in the land, and you wonder why America is about to go into bankrupcy. We have become a personal piggy bank for the Democrats.
Yes, with the likes of Akin, Morris, Bachmann, Palin, West, Beck, etc., we have a veritable brain dead still life of fruitcakes.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#45 Jan 4, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
It seems that raising taxes to pay for all the goodies, including war-profiteering, is a responsible thing to do. You have to make the people with the money pay. You can't get blood from a rock. Some people have been profiting over the last 10 years, breaking 60-year records. The filthy rich should pay Eisenhower tax rates of 91% again. That's what Americans want.
how bout poor people, should they pay more, or continuing paying nothing?( IRS stuff, not liquor taxes, cig taxes, etc)

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Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#46 Jan 4, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>So presidents should never take vacations? Did you say this when Bush broke the record for presidential vacation days?
Funny..... Libs didn't take this attitutde when W was cutting brush in Texas.In fact,I kinda remember the libs bichin' and moaning about all the time off he took. As far as records..... Obama ain't done yet.He's broken several and well on his way to a few more. I suspect vacations will be up there.

au contraire

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#47 Jan 4, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>So presidents should never take vacations? Did you say this when Bush broke the record for presidential vacation days?
That is propaganda, however that being proven, you could compare Bush's 8 years of vacation expense and it will be less than Obama's first two years. The Bush's went to his ranch, his parents coastal home, or Camp David. He did not carry 63 cars, 200 people and a family reunion with him to luxury resorts and hotels.

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