Republicans accuse Obama of exceeding...

Republicans accuse Obama of exceeding authority

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. gestures as he speaks with reporters on Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 9, 2013.

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chisholm

Columbus, OH

#132 Jul 16, 2013
Correction/addition: Democrats aided and abetted the Republicans' deregulation of banking and investment in the '90s.

Since: May 13

North Miami Beach, FL

#133 Jul 16, 2013
chisholm wrote:
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If you remembered correctly, you'd remember that that is just a collection of GOP talking points. The housing boom led to a mortgage boom which led to securitazation of those mortgages into bad investments which led to the meltdown. Blaming a bunch of Democrats while ignoring the real culprits (hint: Republicans DE-regulated Wall St. in the '90s) shows a lack of understanding of the problem.
thethirdrail
Real Real Real Culprits
The Community Reinvestment Act---Signed by good ole Jimmmmah Carter,,, Pushed Pushed Pushed By Reno--Clinton--Barney Frank
Chris Dodd--Maxine Waters were indeed forcing the Banks to make
easy credit to people they knew couldn't make the payments.
How many times times did Bush's regulators go to Congress trying
to warn them of the problems with Freddie and Fannie Mae.Look it up..
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#134 Jul 16, 2013
thethirdrail wrote:
<quoted text>
thethirdrail
Real Real Real Culprits
The Community Reinvestment Act---Signed by good ole Jimmmmah Carter,,, Pushed Pushed Pushed By Reno--Clinton--Barney Frank
Chris Dodd--Maxine Waters were indeed forcing the Banks to make
easy credit to people they knew couldn't make the payments.
How many times times did Bush's regulators go to Congress trying
to warn them of the problems with Freddie and Fannie Mae.Look it up..
Talking point. The CRA had nothing to do with it. It never once "forced" a bank to give anyone a bad loan.

Get real...I know more about it already than you do.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#135 Jul 16, 2013
Moe wrote:
<quoted text>There is no such thing as a democrat or republican,there are only liberals a Americans.
Yes, those brilliant "Americans" gave us the worst depression since 1929.

The un "Patriot" Act.

Homeland Security.

TSA.

Two unfunded wars.

With more "Americans" like that, there wont be an America.

Poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#136 Jul 16, 2013
thethirdrail wrote:
<quoted text>
thethirdrail
the Tea party (which itself has a number of different factions)
came about largely for three main reason's....The out of control
spending....The opposition (Have you heard about Harry Reid's
recent statement warning about the coming fiasco of Obama-Care?)
to Obama-Care------AAAAnd the constant attacks on our Constitution.
Tax breaks for corporations have given us such things as the
Space Program which has created new revenue streams----energy---
energy-----energy---and Municaple Bonds that have made it
possible for a whole host of projects from airports,seaports etc.etc.etc.
Our form of government (A Republic Republic) is at it's best when there is a proper co-ordination----co-ordination between Government
Capitalism---and a common sense approach to problem solving
As Winston Churchill once said "if you're not a Liberal at twenty
you have no heart"....."If you're not a Conservative at forty
you have no Brain"
If you're a republican at ANY age you never had a pulse.

If you're a teabagger at ANY age, you never had a brain.

Teabaggers AREN'T "conservative".

Rannity and Limbaughtomy "talking points", insisting they are.

Reaganomics is NOT "capitalism".

Poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#137 Jul 16, 2013
thethirdrail wrote:
<quoted text>
thethirdrail
If I remember my history correctly--the Real Real Real Lawrence
of Arabia-----went bonkers---Did youuuu see the Movie.
For much of W's Presidency the Housing Boom in Places like
Florida crreated full employment and windfall profits. It was was
Democratics like Chris Dodd-Barny Frank----Maxine Waters etc. etc.
who failed to act on the warnings from Bush's regulators about
the problems with Freddie Mac and Fannie May.....Don't blame the
messenger for what others others other failed to do.
"If I remember my history correctly"?

No. You don't.

You seem to be as senile as Reagan ever was.

"Democratics like Chris Dodd-Barny Frank----Maxine Waters etc. etc.
who failed to act on the warnings from Bush's regulators about
the problems with Freddie Mac and Fannie May"

What warnings?

It's been proven it was George, who running full steam ahead pushing for more banking loans.

Poor "senile" teabagger.

Since: May 13

North Miami Beach, FL

#138 Jul 16, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
"If I remember my history correctly"?
No. You don't.
You seem to be as senile as Reagan ever was.
"Democratics like Chris Dodd-Barny Frank----Maxine Waters etc. etc.
who failed to act on the warnings from Bush's regulators about
the problems with Freddie Mac and Fannie May"
What warnings?
It's been proven it was George, who running full steam ahead pushing for more banking loans.
Poor "senile" teabagger.
thethirdrail
Reagan senile laid the groundwork for ending the cold war...getting
arms reduction instead of the freeze...building the military that
was able to convoy the ships through the Persain Gulf---and was the
military that won Desert Storm....created about 20million jobs...
and if you check the census figures for that time period greatly
increased the number millionares and middle class.
It was Republican Eisenhower who gave us the Inter-State
Highway system and supported civil rights.
Republican not Conservative duhhhh
spud

United States

#139 Jul 16, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
Confrontational, open-minded, thinking lefty. Nice to meet you!:)
My pleasure. OK Mr. open minded. My high school will graduate 50 people this year that are only qualified to do the jobs they give to illegals. There are many thousands of high schools that are graduating the same quality of students. What are our more unqualified Americans supposed to do for work when they give the jobs that should be theirs to cheap illegal alien labor? This isn't right.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#140 Jul 17, 2013
thethirdrail wrote:
<quoted text>
thethirdrail
Reagan senile laid the groundwork for ending the cold war...getting
arms reduction instead of the freeze...building the military that
was able to convoy the ships through the Persain Gulf---and was the
military that won Desert Storm....created about 20million jobs...
and if you check the census figures for that time period greatly
increased the number millionares and middle class.
It was Republican Eisenhower who gave us the Inter-State
Highway system and supported civil rights.
Republican not Conservative duhhhh
Reagan did no such thing.

Like Reagan you contradict yourself in the same sentence and didn't even realize it.

"Arms reduction" and "building the military"?

No, he expanded the military spending from $178 billion in 1981 to $283 billion by 1988, an increase of 58.9%.

Including one of many failed projects "star wars".

"Created 20 million jobs"?

During Reagan's first full month in office, February 1981, the unemployment rate stood at 7.4 percent. It then rose steadily and peaked at 10.8 percent in November 1982, before falling to 7.5 percent in August 1984, as he campaigned for re-election.

Of he created more millionaires, on the backs of the middle class which he declared war on.

Income of the top 1% increased 55%.

The rest of us? Incomes dropped by 0.03%.

He made millionaires, billionaires.

Teabaggers AREN'T "conservative".

They are just repackaged republicans.

Poor teabagger.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#141 Jul 17, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>My pleasure. OK Mr. open minded. My high school will graduate 50 people this year that are only qualified to do the jobs they give to illegals. There are many thousands of high schools that are graduating the same quality of students. What are our more unqualified Americans supposed to do for work when they give the jobs that should be theirs to cheap illegal alien labor? This isn't right.
Well first, I'd question the way your schools are run...why are students underqualified? Are there no vocational programs to help them at least qualify for living wage jobs?

Second, it seems to me even poorly-educated Americans would be better prepared for lower end jobs than immigrants, legal or illegal, many of whom don't even speak good English. How hard are they trying to get jobs, or working when they DO get the job? Many illegals are very hard workers willing to do any job. Can all Americans say that?

Thirdly, I certainly don't favor illegal immigration, if that's what you're thinking. I'd like to penalize employers for hiring illegals and make it less appealing for them to come here for jobs.

FWIW

Since: May 13

North Miami Beach, FL

#142 Jul 17, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Reagan did no such thing.
Like Reagan you contradict yourself in the same sentence and didn't even realize it.
"Arms reduction" and "building the military"?
No, he expanded the military spending from $178 billion in 1981 to $283 billion by 1988, an increase of 58.9%.
Including one of many failed projects "star wars".
"Created 20 million jobs"?
During Reagan's first full month in office, February 1981, the unemployment rate stood at 7.4 percent. It then rose steadily and peaked at 10.8 percent in November 1982, before falling to 7.5 percent in August 1984, as he campaigned for re-election.
Of he created more millionaires, on the backs of the middle class which he declared war on.
Income of the top 1% increased 55%.
The rest of us? Incomes dropped by 0.03%.
He made millionaires, billionaires.
Teabaggers AREN'T "conservative".
They are just repackaged republicans.
Poor teabagger.
thethirdrail-
I hate to break the news but the first ten months of any President
is still the last year of the last President.How come you didn't
mention Carter's 22% rate of inflation - the long gas lines that
was ended by Reagan-places like Fl. had over 10% unemployment duhhh
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#143 Jul 17, 2013
thethirdrail wrote:
<quoted text>thethirdrail-
I hate to break the news but the first ten months of any President
is still the last year of the last President.How come you didn't
mention Carter's 22% rate of inflation - the long gas lines that
was ended by Reagan-places like Fl. had over 10% unemployment duhhh
IOW, you can't answer his valid points about Reagan so you blame Carter. Typical.

Since: May 13

North Miami Beach, FL

#144 Jul 17, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
??? Good economy under bush???? When did that happen? How come the middle class didn't see any of it? Are you aware that since Reagan, while the US economy has grown, more than 100% of that growth has gone to the very very rich? While those who work, work harder and smarter, they get less and less of the fruit of their own labor.
You can claim full employment but it is a hollow claim. bush ordered the labor department to change the way it calculates unemployment to make sure the numbers looked good. Some calculations put the real unemployment figure at near 18% under the bush administration, others put it between 40 and 50%. Looking at the number of people who should be in the work force and the number actually employed puts unemployment over 40% for the time bush was in office. This is worse than the great depression, then add that millions of illegals were allowed to enter the country and take millions more jobs. For bush's first 4 years, bush lost jobs. Don't forget the great bush depression which destroyed millions more jobs.
And now for you to claim full employment is such a blatant lie. You have to know better than that.
thethirdrail
You must have been asleep during the housing boom.Were you ever
in Fl.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#145 Jul 17, 2013
thethirdrail wrote:
<quoted text>thethirdrail
You must have been asleep during the housing boom.Were you ever
in Fl.
Once on a business trip. And maybe I was asleep, since it lasted less than 8 hours.

The bizarre politics of Florida would make it hard to go there. Why would anyone want to put his own life at risk?
spud

United States

#146 Jul 17, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
Well first, I'd question the way your schools are run...why are students underqualified? Are there no vocational programs to help them at least qualify for living wage jobs?
Second, it seems to me even poorly-educated Americans would be better prepared for lower end jobs than immigrants, legal or illegal, many of whom don't even speak good English. How hard are they trying to get jobs, or working when they DO get the job? Many illegals are very hard workers willing to do any job. Can all Americans say that?
Thirdly, I certainly don't favor illegal immigration, if that's what you're thinking. I'd like to penalize employers for hiring illegals and make it less appealing for them to come here for jobs.
FWIW
First, you're right, our schools really aren't too good. Much of that is due to teachers unions and government meddling. Second, you're also right about Americans being better prepared for those lower tier jobs. The problem is illegals are much cheaper and far more easily manipulated so they get the nod. Third, I agree that employers should be penalized for hiring illegals, but I don't agree that there are jobs that Americans won't do. It's the slave wages that are keeping Americans from applying. By flooding our labor market with cheap, easily manipulated illegal aliens, the slavers have managed to depress wages at the expense of the American worker. They have mostly destroyed the American dream for our lower tier workers. This amnesty does nothing to solve any of these problems. We need Everify, a better system to keep track of visa holders, no government benefits paid to non citizens and triple the # of border patrol agents first. After doing that, much of this problem will disappear.

Since: May 13

North Miami Beach, FL

#147 Jul 17, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Once on a business trip. And maybe I was asleep, since it lasted less than 8 hours.
The bizarre politics of Florida would make it hard to go there. Why would anyone want to put his own life at risk?
thethirdrail
With all it's faults and there are many people come because of the
lower tax rates,warmer climate etc.
On your business trips ever go through Chicago,San Francisco,
New York city --- All Liberal strongholds.No comparisons to Florida.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#148 Jul 17, 2013
thethirdrail wrote:
<quoted text>
thethirdrail
With all it's faults and there are many people come because of the
lower tax rates,warmer climate etc.
On your business trips ever go through Chicago,San Francisco,
New York city --- All Liberal strongholds.No comparisons to Florida.
Agreed. All of those cities are civilized, sophisticated, and full of educated people.:)

Since: May 13

North Miami Beach, FL

#149 Jul 17, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
IOW, you can't answer his valid points about Reagan so you blame Carter. Typical.
thethirdrail
When Reagan first came into office one of the big issues of the
time was the arms race.Almost everybody even members of Reagan's
family were pushing for the freeze which the Russians were
violating. Even Gorbbby admitted that Reagan faked him out with Star
Wars on that
one.........Did you ever hear of the Iron Dome.
Reagan did indeed count members of the military as employed.You
or would you couldn't say that they were unemployed.
You're still I wonder whyyyy ignoring Carter's disasters.

chisholm

Columbus, OH

#150 Jul 17, 2013
thethirdrail wrote:
<quoted text>
thethirdrail
When Reagan first came into office one of the big issues of the
time was the arms race.Almost everybody even members of Reagan's
family were pushing for the freeze which the Russians were
violating. Even Gorbbby admitted that Reagan faked him out with Star
Wars on that
one.........Did you ever hear of the Iron Dome.
Reagan did indeed count members of the military as employed.You
or would you couldn't say that they were unemployed.
You're still I wonder whyyyy ignoring Carter's disasters.
Nonsensical post, just nonsense thrown together. How could we be "pushing for a freeze" which someone was already "violating?" That doesn't even make sense. Iron Dome has nothing to do with 'Star Wars.'

Reagan pushed for increased, bloated military spending which continues to this day. He's not the ONLY one guilty of that, but it was one of the things which drove the deficit he ran up.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#151 Jul 17, 2013
thethirdrail wrote:
<quoted text>thethirdrail-
I hate to break the news but the first ten months of any President
is still the last year of the last President.How come you didn't
mention Carter's 22% rate of inflation - the long gas lines that
was ended by Reagan-places like Fl. had over 10% unemployment duhhh
The first ten months?

What about 23 months later, unemployment was at 11%.

The worst since the depression.

Now you want to talk about Carter?

22%?

Is that the same senile "facts" you came up with Ronnie?

Of course it is, Carter never had an inflation rate above 14%.

13.29% to be exact.

Now Reagan three months later had an inflation rate of 14.76% for an annual percentage of 13.58%.

Carter never had an avg. APR of 11.50%

Florida unemployment rate under Carter WAS at 10%.

His FIRST MONTH in office.

By Dec. it dropped to 9.2%.

He NEVER saw the numbers Ronnie had.

You HAD TO bring up Carter.

Poor "senile teabagger.

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