Speech Done, Obama Now Needs a Victory

Speech Done, Obama Now Needs a Victory

There are 310 comments on the The Wall Street Journal story from Jan 29, 2014, titled Speech Done, Obama Now Needs a Victory. In it, The Wall Street Journal reports that:

Weeks, if not months, of planning went into President Barack Obama 's much-anticipated State of the Union address Tuesday night, but the really hard part is just beginning.

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#136 Feb 3, 2014
Ronald Wilson Reagan was a transformational President. His leadership and the symbiotic relationship he forged with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during their four summit meetings set the stage for a peaceful resolution of the Cold War. As the Soviet Union disappeared into the mists of history, Reagan's partisans asserted that he had "won" the Cold War. Reagan and Gorbachev more prudently declared that the entire world was a winner. Reagan had reason to believe, however, that the West had emerged victorious in the ideological struggle: as he put it, democracy had prevailed in its long "battle of values" with collectivism. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, his staunch ally, wrote that Reagan had "achieved the most difficult of all political tasks: changing attitudes and perceptions about what is possible. From the strong fortress of his convictions, he set out to enlarge freedom the world over at a time when freedom was in retreat—and he succeeded." This is true as far as it goes—the number of democratic nations as well as the reach of free-market ideology expanded on Reagan's watch. But, as Russia's recent autocratic path suggests, the permanence of these advances remains in doubt.

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#137 Feb 3, 2014
Reagan's tax reduction and a tightening of interest rates by the Federal Reserve led to a record period of peacetime economic growth, ushering in two decades of global prosperity.

barock is the anti-Reagan who turned recession to global depression and arab spring to winter.

History will not be kind to the 0rganizer.

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#138 Feb 3, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
Reagan's tax reduction and a tightening of interest rates by the Federal Reserve led to a record period of peacetime economic growth, ushering in two decades of global prosperity.
barock is the anti-Reagan who turned recession to global depression and arab spring to winter.
History will not be kind to the 0rganizer.
Reganomics is a proven failure, as most noted economists have outlined, not to mention the majority of the world;

"Reaganomics: A Grand, Failed Experiment Print E-mail

Written by Ernest Partridge
Thursday, 07 June 2007

The grand experiment has failed, and we are just beginning to realize the enormous costs of that failure.

June 5, 2007 ( crisispapers.org )– On January 20, 1981, in his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan told the nation: "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem."

http://www.apj.us/index.php...

"Alan Greenspan says "Trickle Down" Reaganomics failed "



"For it did fail. The Reagan economy was a one-hit wonder. Yes, there was a boom in the mid-1980s, as the economy recovered from a severe recession. But while the rich got much richer, there was little sustained economic improvement for most Americans. By the late 1980s, middle-class incomes were barely higher than they had been a decade before — and the poverty rate had actually risen. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/opinion/21k...

"Who are the real job creators? Is it the wealthy? The Reagan administration gave tax breaks to the wealthy so they could invest it. They called it "trickledown economics." The rich invested alright, but not necessarily in the United States. They invested in foreign countries, where the rewards were great and the risks low.

How about the big corporations? Are they the job creators? Give them some government subsidies and tax relief and they will expand production and hire more workers. Didn't happen. Instead they increased the pay packages of their top management. In a recent analysis by the Associated Press, the typical large corporation pay package for a CEO was $9.3 million. No corporation wants to hire workers when there is less demand for their products or services."

http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/05/31/re...

All conservatives try desperately, as you do, to re-write history.

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#139 Feb 3, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Reganomics is a proven failure, as most noted economists have outlined, not to mention the majority of the world;
"Reaganomics: A Grand, Failed Experiment Print E-mail
Written by Ernest Partridge
Thursday, 07 June 2007
The grand experiment has failed, and we are just beginning to realize the enormous costs of that failure.
June 5, 2007 ( crisispapers.org )– On January 20, 1981, in his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan told the nation: "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem."
http://www.apj.us/index.php...
"Alan Greenspan says "Trickle Down" Reaganomics failed "
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5GQecQ06xusXX
"For it did fail. The Reagan economy was a one-hit wonder. Yes, there was a boom in the mid-1980s, as the economy recovered from a severe recession. But while the rich got much richer, there was little sustained economic improvement for most Americans. By the late 1980s, middle-class incomes were barely higher than they had been a decade before — and the poverty rate had actually risen. "
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/opinion/21k...
"Who are the real job creators? Is it the wealthy? The Reagan administration gave tax breaks to the wealthy so they could invest it. They called it "trickledown economics." The rich invested alright, but not necessarily in the United States. They invested in foreign countries, where the rewards were great and the risks low.
How about the big corporations? Are they the job creators? Give them some government subsidies and tax relief and they will expand production and hire more workers. Didn't happen. Instead they increased the pay packages of their top management. In a recent analysis by the Associated Press, the typical large corporation pay package for a CEO was $9.3 million. No corporation wants to hire workers when there is less demand for their products or services."
http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/05/31/re...
All conservatives try desperately, as you do, to re-write history.
Reagan cut taxes for everyone, making America more competitive.

The Reagan tax cuts, like similar measures enacted in the 1920s and 1960s, showed that reducing excessive tax rates stimulates growth, reduces tax avoidance, and can increase the amount and share of tax payments generated by the rich. High top tax rates can induce counterproductive behavior and suppress revenues, factors that are usually missed or understated in government static revenue analysis. Furthermore, the key assumption of static revenue analysis that economic growth is not affected by tax changes is disproved by the experience of previous tax reduction programs. There is little reason to expect static revenue analysis to evaluate the economic or distributional effects of current tax reform proposals much better than it evaluated the Reagan tax program 15 years ago.

http://crab.rutgers.edu/~mchugh/taxes/The%20R...

Big corporations do not create many jobs. They have trouble staying big. Small and medium businesses create the most jobs and pay taxes as individuals.

CEOs are grossly overpaid... so are union bosses, trial lawyers, professional athletes, actors and lobbyists.

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#140 Feb 3, 2014
In every case over the last 60 years, major tax cuts have more than paid for themselves. In fact, every major tax cut since JFK has been followed by substantial increases in revenue, not to mention solid economic growth. Moreover, total federal revenue rose at a faster rate after each of those tax cuts than it did before them. Anyone can confirm these basic facts for themselves by checking federal budget data and economic indicators before and after major tax cuts (see, for example, Federal Budget Data, Data 360 Unemployment U.S., and Total Economy Database). Let’s take a closer look at the results of the last four major tax cuts (and then for good measure we’ll examine the Mellon tax cuts of the 1920s).

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#141 Feb 3, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Reagan tripled the deficit before leaving office.
Reganomics caused the first recession this country had encountered in almost 50 years (1987)
Reagan ended up RAISING taxes a total of 11 times before leaving office - seems his VP was right regarding "VOODOO ECONOMICS" you asshat.
Reagan ran on and promoted NAFTA, his baby, which HW Bush finished for him.
Yeah, Reagan was a real prince.
Yawn, gosh all that and still produced 24 years of positive growth..........even after you lying about Carters disasters and his recession.
Bee Eff Dee

Webster, MA

#142 Feb 3, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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They are simply backing who according to recent data, proves she is a shoe in for president.
Were they backing anyone on the GOP ticket, you would have no complaints.
So its ok and you agree that the Dems who bash Walmart and the like are hypocrites than right? Because after all, if Walmart was such an evil big corporation like the Dems claim, she wouldnt take the money because that would be wrong....

“Angry Antlers ”

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#143 Feb 3, 2014
harmonious wrote:
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source, booby, where is it?
You need a source for existing tax rates? LOL.

Look it up, lazy.

“Angry Antlers ”

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#144 Feb 3, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
Ronald Wilson Reagan was a transformational President. His leadership and the symbiotic relationship he forged with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during their four summit meetings set the stage for a peaceful resolution of the Cold War. As the Soviet Union disappeared into the mists of history, Reagan's partisans asserted that he had "won" the Cold War. Reagan and Gorbachev more prudently declared that the entire world was a winner. Reagan had reason to believe, however, that the West had emerged victorious in the ideological struggle: as he put it, democracy had prevailed in its long "battle of values" with collectivism. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, his staunch ally, wrote that Reagan had "achieved the most difficult of all political tasks: changing attitudes and perceptions about what is possible. From the strong fortress of his convictions, he set out to enlarge freedom the world over at a time when freedom was in retreat—and he succeeded." This is true as far as it goes—the number of democratic nations as well as the reach of free-market ideology expanded on Reagan's watch. But, as Russia's recent autocratic path suggests, the permanence of these advances remains in doubt.
Ronald Raygun:

Cut and ran in Lebanon

Raised taxes 11 times

Traded arms for hostages

presided over the savings and loan scandal with the Bush Crime Family

Gave amnesty to illegals

Ignored the AIDS crisis, not mentioning it ONCE in any public address

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#145 Feb 3, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
In every case over the last 60 years, major tax cuts have more than paid for themselves. In fact, every major tax cut since JFK has been followed by substantial increases in revenue, not to mention solid economic growth. Moreover, total federal revenue rose at a faster rate after each of those tax cuts than it did before them. Anyone can confirm these basic facts for themselves by checking federal budget data and economic indicators before and after major tax cuts (see, for example, Federal Budget Data, Data 360 Unemployment U.S., and Total Economy Database). Let’s take a closer look at the results of the last four major tax cuts (and then for good measure we’ll examine the Mellon tax cuts of the 1920s).
http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/congr...

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#146 Feb 3, 2014
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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You need a source for existing tax rates? LOL.
Look it up, lazy.
No, dumbass, you claimed the Walmart heirs owned 1/3 of America;s wealth, that no one can find because it's a stupid, ignorant lie.
All you have, booby.

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#147 Feb 3, 2014
How Great was Ronald Reagan? Our 40th President's Place in History
www.heritage.org/.../how-great-was-ronald-rea... ;
Heritage Foundation
But history will remember Reagan as the first Cold War president to preside over eight .... These appointments are this president's greatest accomplishment.

Americans View Obama Biggest Failure, Reagan Greatest President ...
washington.cbslocal.com/.../poll-americans-vi... ;
Nov 27, 2013 - WASHINGTON (CBS DC)— A new poll finds that President Barack Obama has been rated the biggest failure as commander in chief since ...

Americans Say Reagan Is the Greatest U.S. President - Gallup
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Gallup
Feb 18, 2011 - Ahead of Presidents Day 2011, Americans are most likely to say Ronald Reagan was the nation's greatest president -- slightly ahead of ...

New Poll: Reagan Ranked Greatest President Of Last Hundred ...
www.ijreview.com/.../97698-new-poll-reagan-ra... ;
Nov 27, 2013 - According to a new survey, Ronald Wilson Reagan edges out Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the greatest president of the 20th or 21st century

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#148 Feb 3, 2014
Good old Ronnie, they don't make 'em like him anymore.

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#149 Feb 3, 2014
I get so tired of educating those who refuse to acknowledge the truth. For the last time, the Bush Tax cuts resulted in 54 straight months of economic growth. The recession occurred after Democrats gained control of Congress and began wildly borrowing and spending trillions of dollars and implementing their bone-headed and supremely irresponsible fiscal policy.

The economic numbers don't lie. Take a look for yourself:
http://forecast-chart.com/chart-gdp-rate.html

The economy grew every single quarter until Q4 of 2008. That's solid continual economic growth that directly resulted from the Bush Tax Cuts.

The economy didn't take a shit until a year and a half after Democrats took over Congress and their socialist policies were in place

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denver

#150 Feb 3, 2014
JFK 1962, the last good democrat::

This administration pledged itself last summer to an across-the-board, top-to-bottom cut in personal and corporate income taxes to be enacted and become effective in 1963. I am not talking about a quickie or a temporary tax cut which would be more appropriate if a recession were imminent. Nor am I talking about giving the economy a mere shot in the arm to ease some temporary complaint. The federal government's most useful role is not to rush into a program of excessive increases in public expenditures, but to expand the incentives and opportunities of private expenditures.

When consumers purchase more goods, plants use more of their capacity, men are hired instead of laid off, investment increases, and profits are high. Corporate tax rates must also be cut to increase incentives and the availability of investment capital. The government has already taken major steps this year to reduce business tax liability and to stimulate the modernization, replacement, and expansion of our productive plant and equipment.
Cat74

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#151 Feb 3, 2014
And not once did President Reagan blame the totally incompetent Carter for the problems he inherited. He was such a Gentleman, so much better then the President we have today who blames everyone for everything.

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denver

#152 Feb 3, 2014
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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Three Walmart family members own one third of the nation's wealth. That's called untaxed, surplus wealth.
Vote fraud is what Republicans invented. Now working in all Repube run statehouses...gerrymandering liberal districts out of mattering....blocking the vote.
The only way an occasional win here and there can happen for the Fascist Reich.
Source, dumbass, can't you remember what you wrote?

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#153 Feb 4, 2014
Caribou Barbie wrote:
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Ronald Raygun:
Cut and ran in Lebanon
Raised taxes 11 times
Traded arms for hostages
presided over the savings and loan scandal with the Bush Crime Family
Gave amnesty to illegals
Ignored the AIDS crisis, not mentioning it ONCE in any public address
Sen. Grassley calls for Holder to provide a legal defense for Obama's executive actions

A top Republican senator is calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to provide a legal defense for President Obama’s planned executive orders as outlined in his State of the Union address last week.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote a letter to Holder Monday demanding the Justice Department publicly release its “opinions, analyses and conclusions” regarding the legality of the orders. Grassley states in the letter he wants Holder to do so because he is concerned Obama’s use of executive action is an attempt to circumvent the Constitution, and asks him to respond by Feb. 14.
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#154 Feb 4, 2014
Holder doesn't know enough about the law to answer questions correctly. He is another Affirmative Action lawyer.

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#155 Feb 4, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Sen. Grassley calls for Holder to provide a legal defense for Obama's executive actions
A top Republican senator is calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to provide a legal defense for President Obama’s planned executive orders as outlined in his State of the Union address last week.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote a letter to Holder Monday demanding the Justice Department publicly release its “opinions, analyses and conclusions” regarding the legality of the orders. Grassley states in the letter he wants Holder to do so because he is concerned Obama’s use of executive action is an attempt to circumvent the Constitution, and asks him to respond by Feb. 14.
Let them question living presidents who have issued more E.O.'s than Obama has.

Bush issued 291 E.O.'s before leaving office / Obama to date - 144.

Get back to us on your blog site and law suit you claimed to have filed with the SCOTUS against Obama first you clown!

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