The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 341065 comments on the Times News story from Jun 9, 2012, titled The President has failed us. In it, Times News reports that:

This week, I decided to list the reasons I would not vote for Barack Obama in the next election.

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Liberals Own It

Riverside, CA

#106654 Feb 23, 2013
Real Federal Spending Up $822.90 Per American Since 2008
February 22, 2013
By Terence P. Jeffrey
( CNSNews.com )- Inflation-adjusted per capita federal spending went up $822.90 from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2012, according to official data from the U.S. Treasury and the Census Bureau.

Real federal spending also increased $2437.64 per household between 2008 and 2012.

In constant 2012 dollars, the federal government spent $3,176,376,470,000 in 2008 and $3,538,446,000,000 in 2012, according to the U.S. Treasury.(The 2008 spending number was adjusted to 2012 dollars using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator.)

On April 1, 2008 (the midpoint in the federal fiscal year which ends on Sept. 30), there were 303,381,938 people in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and on April 1, 2012 there were 313,336,712.

Read more: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/real-federal-...

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#106655 Feb 23, 2013
Trinite wrote:
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Obama's Recovery A Flop Of Historical Proportions
As President Obama prepares to deliver yet another speech about stimulating the economy — this one to a joint-session of Congress (with or without the NFL game on the monitors)— it's worth reviewing the results of his efforts to date.
By consensus, the most recent recession ended in June 2009, less than six months after Obama took office.
According to the NBER, in the 60 years prior to Obama's tenure, we had 10 recessions. In the two years following those respective recessions, average real (inflation-adjusted) quarterly GDP growth was 5%, according to federal government figures. In the two years of Obama's "recovery," average real quarterly GDP growth has been just 2.4%, less than half of the historical norm coming out of a recession.
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/0906...
The only economic even in our history that is comparable with this recession is The Great Depression. In our past, manufacturing has always been the engine that lifted us out of recessions. Not this time. Under George Bush, we were informed that we were now entering a Service Driven economy, and we shouldn't worry our pretty little heads out outsourcing all those manufacturing jobs. Why, everybody would just be retrained for the NEW jobs. Right.

You have such a pathetic memory of what led to where we are today. Obama could have done more. Most agree. But, your side of the aisle provided us NOTHING in the way of an alternative route to follow. In fact, the guy basically wanted a George Bush policy on steroids. We saw that and said, "Oh, h*ll no!".

Now, we are where we are, and the least we can expect is collaboration and compromise for the good of the nation across the aisle, both parties feeling an obligation to HELP this nation and her people and put their special interest concerns back in the d*mned closet and lock the doors on the chatter until we are FIXED. That's going to be awhile. They need to get busy and do what we sent them to Washington to do.
Snake Eyes

Long Beach, CA

#106657 Feb 23, 2013
American Werewolves wrote:
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WHEN THE BULLET HITS THE BONE..........R}
http://youtu.be/IBkyeCCNJTA
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Is The Sequester Overhyped ?

But you would certainly not have to cut things to the bone as some are suggesting.

Read more: http://themoderatevoice.com/176852/is-the-seq...

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#106658 Feb 23, 2013
Trinite wrote:
Bill Clinton Legacy of Myththology and Surplus
The government can have a surplus even if it has trillions in debt, but it cannot have a surplus if that debt increased every year. This article is about surplus/deficit, not the debt.
However, it analyzes the debt to *prove there wasn't a surplus under Clinton.
While not defending the increase of the federal debt under President Bush, it's curious to see Clinton's record promoted as having generated a surplus. It never happened. There was never a surplus and the facts support that position. In fact, far from a $360 billion reduction in the national debt in FY1998-FY2000, there was an increase of $281 billion.
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-837799
SEE here ntr, you do not have the intelligence to understand, just like your libtarded partners in crime.
Okay. Alright, already. Just ignore me. You can shine on with your superior wisdom. Nevertheless, Mitt Romney lost, and there's no way in hades that Americans expect the President they elected to pursue Mitt Romney's economic "plan". At least get that much straight in your head. The President has been provided majority voter support to pursue things HIS way, not the Republican way, and that is what Americans expect him to do - even if it means Sequestration. Either cough up some more revenues, or we'll all just suffer based on the principles of what we voted to see get accomplished.
Liberals Own It

Riverside, CA

#106659 Feb 23, 2013
Florida doesn't have enough doctors for Medicaid expansion, lobby group says

February 22, 2013|By Kathleen Haughney, Tallahassee Bureau

TALLAHASSEE Brace yourself for longer lines at the doctor's office.

Whether you're employed and insured, elderly and on Medicare, or poor and covered by Medicaid, the Florida Medical Association says there's a growing shortage of doctors — especially specialists — available to provide you with medical care.

And if the Florida Legislature goes along with Gov. Rick Scott's recommendation to offer Medicaid coverage to an additional 1 million Floridians — part of the Affordable Care Act that takes effect next January — the FMA says that shortage will only get worse.

"Florida needs more doctors and it needs more nurses, and it needs them working together in teams," said Rebecca O'Hara, a lobbyist for the FMA.

Read more: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-02-22/n...

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Laredo Tornado

#106660 Feb 23, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
There isn't a single thread anywhere on the immigration forums where the far right hasn't gone absolutely insane.
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#106661 Feb 23, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>The only economic even in our history that is comparable with this recession is The Great Depression. In our past, manufacturing has always been the engine that lifted us out of recessions. Not this time. Under George Bush, we were informed that we were now entering a Service Driven economy, and we shouldn't worry our pretty little heads out outsourcing all those manufacturing jobs. Why, everybody would just be retrained for the NEW jobs. Right.
You have such a pathetic memory of what led to where we are today. Obama could have done more. Most agree. But, your side of the aisle provided us NOTHING in the way of an alternative route to follow. In fact, the guy basically wanted a George Bush policy on steroids. We saw that and said, "Oh, h*ll no!".
Now, we are where we are, and the least we can expect is collaboration and compromise for the good of the nation across the aisle, both parties feeling an obligation to HELP this nation and her people and put their special interest concerns back in the d*mned closet and lock the doors on the chatter until we are FIXED. That's going to be awhile. They need to get busy and do what we sent them to Washington to do.
Here it is, I see you didn't have the GUTS to google it, so I'll put it here for you, you Saul Alinsky radical, you.

Opinion: Obama playbook is Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals"

COLORADO SPRINGS, August 19, 2012 &#8213; In this year’s political campaigns, the two sides seem to operate under different sets of rules. The GOP thinks the game runs under standard rules of fair play. Democrats play under Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”

This concept was familiar to our Founding Fathers. The left reacted with outrage and demanded apologies and retractions.

Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighb...

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#106662 Feb 23, 2013
Aha! I am not alone;-) Here's this:

On the sequester, the American people ‘moved the goalposts’

Posted by Ezra Klein on February 23, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

....There were two candidates to drive that change. The first and least likely was the supercommittee. If they came to a deal that both sides accepted, they could replace the sequester. They failed.

The second was the 2012 election. If Republicans won, then that would pretty much settle it: No tax increases. If President Obama won, then that, too, would pretty much settle it: The American people would’ve voted for the guy who wants to cut the deficit by increasing taxes.

The American people voted for the guy who wants to cut the deficit by increasing taxes.

In fact, they went even further than that. They also voted for a Senate that would cut the deficit by increasing taxes. And then they voted for a House that would cut the deficit by increasing taxes, though due to the quirks of congressional districts, they didn’t get one.(There's that redistricting boolsheet again.)

Here in DC, we can get a bit buried in Beltway minutia. The ongoing blame game over who concocted the sequester is an excellent example. But it’s worth remembering that the goalposts in American politics aren’t set in backroom deals between politicians. They’re set in elections. And in the 2012 election, the American people were very clear on where they wanted the goalposts moved to.
Snake Eyes

Long Beach, CA

#106663 Feb 23, 2013
RUBBING IS RACING

12 fans injured in last-lap crash at Daytona race

At least 28 NASCAR fans were injured Saturday when large chunks of debris, including a tire, sailed into the grandstands when a car flew into the fence at Daytona International Speedway on a frightening last-lap accident in the second-tier Nationwide Series race.

Read more: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/viewart/2...

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#106664 Feb 23, 2013
Trinite wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's Recovery A Flop Of Historical Proportions
As President Obama prepares to deliver yet another speech about stimulating the economy — this one to a joint-session of Congress (with or without the NFL game on the monitors)— it's worth reviewing the results of his efforts to date.
By consensus, the most recent recession ended in June 2009, less than six months after Obama took office.
According to the NBER, in the 60 years prior to Obama's tenure, we had 10 recessions. In the two years following those respective recessions, average real (inflation-adjusted) quarterly GDP growth was 5%, according to federal government figures. In the two years of Obama's "recovery," average real quarterly GDP growth has been just 2.4%, less than half of the historical norm coming out of a recession.
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/0906...
That article was written in 2011 at a time when Obama's approval rating was well below 50% and both republicans and democrats had strong doubts as to whether or not it was possible for him to win a second term.

The author closed with this dire (and rather self satisfied) prediction...

"...he could have ridden to an easy victory in 2012.

Now he'll have to get the American people to validate both ObamaCare and a growth rate that's less than half of what his predecessors generally achieved under similar circumstances."

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/0906...

My question to you is this...

In your opinion, what was it that changed between the time this article was written and the time Obama won reelection (with a comfortable margin) that caused a skeptical public to, as this author put it, "validate" Obama's policies and choose his vision for America's future over that of his republican rival?
ima

El Paso, TX

#106665 Feb 23, 2013
Snake Eyes wrote:
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Is The Sequester Overhyped ?
But you would certainly not have to cut things to the bone as some are suggesting.
Read more: http://themoderatevoice.com/176852/is-the-seq...
big hoax by the dictator HIMSELF! EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG BUT HE HIMSELF! WHAT ARROGANCE! Never in US history has there ever been a president who resorts to scare tactics TO GET HIS WAY and to make the opposing party look bad. Never has there ever been any president WHO REFUSES TO WORK AT KEEPING THE NATION UNITED, in fact he works at DIVIDING THE NATION. THIS MY FELLOW AMERICANS IS WHAT A DICTATOR IS AND IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING.
Snake Eyes

Long Beach, CA

#106666 Feb 23, 2013
Trinite wrote:
<quoted text>
Here it is, I see you didn't have the GUTS to google it, so I'll put it here for you, you Saul Alinsky radical, you.
Opinion: Obama playbook is Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals"
COLORADO SPRINGS, August 19, 2012 &#8213; In this year’s political campaigns, the two sides seem to operate under different sets of rules. The GOP thinks the game runs under standard rules of fair play. Democrats play under Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”
This concept was familiar to our Founding Fathers. The left reacted with outrage and demanded apologies and retractions.
Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighb...
Who is Saul Alinsky? Just Another Pawn in the Paranoid-Fueling Style of American Politics

The reason a figure like this is still being mentioned contemptuously by conservatives is because of what historian Richard Hofstadter called, the “paranoid style” of American politics. Hofstadter’s Harper’s Magazine essay of the same name was released in 1964 but his central argument remains relevant today: The American far right knowingly constructs bogeymen figures to provide a narrative of conflict between the American population and un-American conspirators.

Stampede more: http://www.policymic.com/articles/3837/who-is...
international observer

Freeport, Bahamas

#106668 Feb 23, 2013
ima wrote:
<quoted text> big hoax by the dictator HIMSELF! EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG BUT HE HIMSELF! WHAT ARROGANCE! Never in US history has there ever been a president who resorts to scare tactics TO GET HIS WAY and to make the opposing party look bad. Never has there ever been any president WHO REFUSES TO WORK AT KEEPING THE NATION UNITED, in fact he works at DIVIDING THE NATION. THIS MY FELLOW AMERICANS IS WHAT A DICTATOR IS AND IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING.
Do you think pres obama is doing a poor job. Or you just hate him because he is mixed race. Please be honest.

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#106670 Feb 23, 2013
ima wrote:
<quoted text> big hoax by the dictator HIMSELF! EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG BUT HE HIMSELF! WHAT ARROGANCE! Never in US history has there ever been a president who resorts to scare tactics TO GET HIS WAY and to make the opposing party look bad. Never has there ever been any president WHO REFUSES TO WORK AT KEEPING THE NATION UNITED, in fact he works at DIVIDING THE NATION. THIS MY FELLOW AMERICANS IS WHAT A DICTATOR IS AND IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING.
Arrogance indeed.

If Obama was a dictator you could not come on a site like Topix and speak out against him without risking your life and freedom.
Snake Eyes

Long Beach, CA

#106673 Feb 23, 2013
Historian wrote:
Yes this an argument capitalism vs socialism. Yet is this not,also, an argument poor vs rich?
Are you better off? Who do you blame? People lost much of their investents before Obama. Since the election,many have recovered many of their losses.
What ever side of the political fence you find yourself on,good luck.
Socialists celebrate 15 year anniversary

Socialism and capitalism

Many socialists, including the writers at WSWS, tie the future of world socialism to the future of multi-nationalist corporatism and its partner, colonial imperialism. As the rich get richer and everyone else gets poorer, the ranks of the working class continue to swell. As Western powers subvert democratically elected sovereign governments, the people of those nations unite in opposition. In short, capitalists and socialists alike are preparing for the final stretch of modern history, one in which both sides see a final confrontation between the workers of the world and the Empire builders that strive to dominate them.

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Kings Mountain, NC

#106674 Feb 23, 2013
Quantitative Easing Made Simple
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Snake Eyes

Long Beach, CA

#106675 Feb 23, 2013
Positive-sum currency wars

The clear implication of the term “war” is that these policies are zero-sum games: America and Japan are trying to push down their currencies to boost exports and limit imports, and thereby divert demand from their trading partners to themselves. Currency warriors regularly invoke the 1930s as a cautionary tale. In their retelling, countries that abandoned the gold standard enjoyed a de facto devaluation, luring others into beggar-thy-neighbor devaluations that sucked the world into vortex of protectionism and economic self-destruction.

Feed more: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2...
Democracynow org

West Sayville, NY

#106676 Feb 23, 2013
whatthehey wrote:
<quoted text>...really shortened your post! So lets stick with the here AND now! Like he promised, what policies are CHANGING so that America has a grip on spending and NOT creating more debt? NONE!
Obama IS a corporate hack! DONE!
Ecclesiastes 1:9

9 That which has been is that which will be,
And that which has been done is that which will be done.
So there is nothing new under the sun.

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Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.
Mark Twain

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The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.
Harry S. Truman

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#106677 Feb 23, 2013
The Sequester results broken down:

Here are just a few. Update: Note that these are rough estimates based on numbers put out by OMB before the fiscal cliff deal:

Aircraft purchases by the Air Force and Navy are cut by $3.5 billion.
Military operations across the services are cut by about $13.5 billion.
Military research is cut by $6.3 billion.
The National Institutes of Health get cut by $1.6 billion.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are cut by about $323 million.
Border security is cut by about $581 million.
Immigration enforcement is cut by about $323 million.
Airport security is cut by about $323 million.
Head Start gets cut by $406 million, kicking 70,000 kids out of the program.
FEMA’s disaster relief budget is cut by $375 million.
Public housing support is cut by about $1.94 billion.
The FDA is cut by $206 million.
NASA gets cut by $970 million.
Special education is cut by $840 million.
The Energy Department’s program for securing our nukes is cut by $650 million.
The National Science Foundation gets cut by about $388 million.
The FBI gets cut by $480 million.
The federal prison system gets cut by $355 million.
State Department diplomatic functions are cut by $650 million.
Global health programs are cut by $433 million; the Millenium Challenge Corp. sees a $46 million cut, and USAID a cut of about $291 million.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is cut by $55 million.
The SEC is cut by $75.6 million.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is cut by $2.6 million.
The Library of Congress is cut by $31 million.
The Patent and Trademark office is cut by $156 million.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

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Fountain Hills, AZ

#106679 Feb 23, 2013
international observer wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think pres obama is doing a poor job. Or you just hate him because he is mixed race. Please be honest.
Hey, this wasn't for me but I'll answer. I do not hate anyone particularly, but I do hate his policies. They are, among other administrations, running America bankrupt. It's time to take a stand and get back on the right track. Only the Republicans have the sense and foresight to do it. Democrats and liberals have proven they do not care about anything but lining their pockets. Take Al Gore for instance, he wouldn't sell his company to Glen Beck, but did to Al Jazerra(?). Why? More money. Or maybe that is WHO financed it to start with, a silent partner, per se, and it was in the contract to begin with. WHO the hell knows?

I just know that I read where GB did want to buy it and big bucks was offered and declined.

Can you grasp that? If so, explain the thought process of that libtarded IDIOT!

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