Analysis: Controversies give Obama ne...

Analysis: Controversies give Obama new governing headaches

There are 147 comments on the Reuters story from May 14, 2013, titled Analysis: Controversies give Obama new governing headaches. In it, Reuters reports that:

U.S. President Barack Obama reacts as he speaks at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, May 13, 2013.

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Bigfoot

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#126 May 17, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Keith Olbermann's farts are smarter than you.
Now thats funny, I don't care which party you belong too.

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#127 May 17, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>She was smarter and richer than you'll ever be chica.
Get that pookie out of your pooper.

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#128 May 17, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>HA HA HA Too funny,HA HAA HA. Do you REALLY HA HA HA consider HA HA HA the Huff-Puff HA HA HA (stop already) a VIABLE HA HA HA news source? HA HA HA You've gotta HA HA HA be sh1tting me HA HA HA Fred..... HA HA HA
A little too much laughing gas, or is that your hyena impression?

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#129 May 17, 2013
Bigfoot wrote:
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Now thats funny, I don't care which party you belong too.
That would be the garden party, in case you're curious. Cheeseburger?

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#130 May 17, 2013
Windy wrote:
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Geraldo has actually done some very important stories. His exposure of the conditions at a Long Island Institution (Willowbrook)actually sparked the Mental Health and Hygiene Laws of 1975.
True, there was that riveting piece on how to get beat up by the Klan, and who could help but be choked up by the friendly fire story. You remember that one right? Geraldo shed a tear for some troops killed by friendly fire right before his eyes, but then it was discovered that he was 300 miles away. Or the time that he pushed a first responder out of the way so that he could be filmed helping a poor wheelchair bound woman down some steps after Katrina.
conservative crapola

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#131 May 17, 2013
That leaves out the braindead t-beggars.

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Paris

#132 May 17, 2013
Windy wrote:
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The source of the article matters not, all of those were stories/commentaries reported on Fox News.
So which liberal hack did you get it from.

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Paris

#133 May 17, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
That leaves out the braindead t-beggars.
Yep, I wondered where Mykro went.

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Paris

#134 May 17, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Get that pookie out of your pooper.
No, Leno's replacement has already been chosen.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#135 May 17, 2013
Evident that callow sophomores have infected this site.
Ahhh lets not forget the huge deficit that the republicans stuck us with. Baying of their heard rose above their stench with Nay, Nay, Nay..

U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks Far Faster Than Expected

The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks Far Faster Than Expected
WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
"Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit," said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
“It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-of-center research group in Washington.“I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits. Typical, small minds for small growth..
CBO is revising its estimates for the current year, the budget office also cut its projections of the 10-year cumulative deficit by $618 billion. Those longer-term adjustments are mostly a result of smaller projected outlays for the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as smaller interest payments on the debt. The C.B.O. has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars in projected government health spending over the last few years.
It did so again on Tuesday. In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid. Republicans “Chicken Little” is dying. Serving red herrings will return to the menu for their herd.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#136 May 17, 2013
Whatever happened to the IRS Issue. What has the republican herd have their fill of republican red herrings a’la carte? Here lets set them straight.
IRS Use is nothing new. Nor is it for political activism and social groups. Little to nothing at present linking Obama with fore knowledge of this recent interest of the IRS’s investigations, to enforce Federal Tax Code 501 [c][4].
F.D.R. used it against it Sen. Huey Long of Louisiana and Hoover’s Treasury Andrew Melton.
Nixon against all those on his “enemies list‘. Boasting on the Watergate tapes to his aids of his use of it. Assigned George Schultz to investigate Hennery Kimmelan private business man that backed McGovern. Stating “ What’s he trying to do? Say that we can’t play politics with the IRS.
Eisenhower against the communist party.
Kennedy against nonprofit organizations. Hmm similar to what Obama is being accused of.
Carter’s IRS director Jerome Kurtz ended tax exempt status to private Christian schools.
Clinton had the IRS audit the Heritage Foundation and the NRA.
George W. Bush against the NAACP for urging his defeat in 2004. Languished in the courts for 2 years. IRS alleged improper political activity. Civil Rights argued it was a victim of political bias.
True as far back as F.D.R. Use of the IRS has been a bipartisan thing said Bruce Barllett, a tax official of Ronald Reagan and H.W. Bush.“BUT” this one of Obama’s seems to have originated from the bottom up rather than from the top down.
IRS’s duties are to weed out organizations that qualify for tax exemptions and those that do not. Tax exempt organizations cannot show any bias to any political candidate or party.
Number of applications for tax exempt status doubled to the pre elections of 2012. Fueling that rise was derived by the Supreme Court’s decision of 2010 {Citizens United} obscuring differences of political activism, mainly from the right, from social welfare groups. Promoting lawyers’ to find loopholes. Said Historian Stephen Hess.
This amounts to nothing more than republicans redundant strategy of red herrings for their herd. If IRS did not investigate, then republicans would charge them of being guilty for not performing their duties as defined in 501 [c][4]. Typical ploy of extremist right wing.
Red herring being served at this time is to distract their herd from recognizing Obama’s achievement in reigning in the deficit in record time. Which they will soon be serving ominous warnings the deficit is decreasing the debt TOO FAST and will prove disastrous.
GOP { Get Obama Persecuted } at all cost . Venomous deceitful character of republicans. Has been and is continuously being illuminated.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#137 May 17, 2013
Evident that callow sophomores have infected this site.
Ahhh lets not forget the huge deficit that the republicans stuck us with. Baying of their heard rose above their stench with Nay, Nay, Nay..

U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks Far Faster Than Expected

The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
"Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit," said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
“It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-of-center research group in Washington.“I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits. Typical, small minds for small growth..
CBO is revising its estimates for the current year, the budget office also cut its projections of the 10-year cumulative deficit by $618 billion. Those longer-term adjustments are mostly a result of smaller projected outlays for the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as smaller interest payments on the debt. The C.B.O. has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars in projected government health spending over the last few years.
It did so again on Tuesday. In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid. Republicans “Chicken Little” is dying. Serving red herrings will return to the menu for their herd.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#139 May 17, 2013
Which party is the one to party with…. Hmmmm
A mathematical investigation was produced by the statisticians Pedro Santa Clara and Rossen Valkanov that exposes the superior performance of the stock markets under democrats. That this is but one example of the democrat’s superiority, as there are more.
Their study encompasses 80 years. Study demonstrates systematically and positively surprised by democratic policies. Comparing the stewardship of the two parties. They calculated each economic indicator as an “annual average” during the democrats and republicans of their economic stewardship of their 40 years each. Turns out to be a landslide for democrats providing beneficial returns to the nation. One example; Democrat’s presided over a very respectable average annual compound return of 9.60% during their 40 years where in as republicans averaged a dismal 0.58%.
Consider this; a 401K plan invested in stocks and had a value of $100,000 at the beginning of the 40 years. Democrats would accumulate in compound interest $ 3,912,210 where in as republicans would only produce $126,027 . Another example; “IF” an employee were to invest $5,000 per year into their 401K for 40 years in a democratic stewardship the employee would have $1,985,526 in the bank. Where as the republican would produce a dismal $224,375.
That republicans advocate that they are good for businesses is false as compared to the democrats
Another interesting fact emerges within the statistical study. The income gap between the 99% and the top 1% has widened considerably under republicans. Averaging .49% as compared to the democrat’s .41% That is to say under republicans the income gap in 40 years, widened by 19.6% and narrowed 16.4%. Resulting in a 36% difference.
LOL on debt republicans increased debt by 2.5 times greater than that of the democrats. Republicans $7.1 Trillion vs. the democrats $2.8 Trillion.
GOP’s Self-Proclamation for economic dominance; in fact it is a misnomer to call the GOP a fiscal responsible party and or a smaller government, when in fact the contrary is true.
Obama’s administration indicates he sought the great leaders on these issue. Eccles and FDR, Reagan and O’Neill to do what is most productive for our nation.

Nowcan now pass on this one small example of the fallacies of the republican’s erroneous policies and deceptions.. state.
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Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#140 May 17, 2013
LOL guess Topix saw fit to double up on my comments. Perhaps they are worried about Jimbo's mental issues.
Chicopee

United States

#142 May 17, 2013
Windy wrote:
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That's funny, I was just reading an article the other day that listed Fox news viewers as the most misinformed.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/fox-news-s...
p.s. The Onion is satire, not news.
There's several studies listed on the link you provided, and perhaps you should re-read them. MSNBC viewers faired as poorly as FOX viewers in some of those...umm, studies.
Furthermore, a study of 1,000 or 1,100 people nationwide, and a study that doesn't list demographics of people polled or the questions that were posed, is a "study" best ignored. Or at least one you shouldn't hang your hat on.
If you're truly worried about bias and misinformation, the top sight to steer clear of is Huffpo, never mind the much aligned FOX. Everyone knows that.

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#143 May 18, 2013
His headaches are being caused by his gross ineptitude.(Harrassment and intimidation is not what a president should set out to impose.) He surrounded himself with like-minded people who seem to think that this gargantuan government will run smoothly without anybody overseeing anything. Americans have been thrown under the bus due to his mishandling of everything that he has "changed".
Cat74

United States

#144 May 18, 2013
The man was never prepared to be President. He is no better prepared after 4 years of campaigning non stop. He lied about Benghazi, as did Hillary, Susan Rice, and General Petraeus, and Old Joe Biden. They are a disgrace to America. We can put up with their antics for the next 3 1/2, but it will cost the Democrats many elections after that one in 2016.

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#145 May 19, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>So which liberal hack did you get it from.
She read it on the internet, they can't put anything on the internet that isn't true
Cat74

United States

#146 May 19, 2013
How can it give Obama a headache? He doesn't know anything about it, or anything else either. Nor does any of his underlings. They are all in a hazy bubble that floats above the Universe.
Windy

Buffalo, NY

#149 May 20, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>So which liberal hack did you get it from.
All of those erroneous reports ran on Fox News. I'm sure the clips are somewhere on youtube.

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