The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 387873 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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#197287 Oct 18, 2013
UIdiotRACEMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
Below just tip of the ice berg , not listed are war and wars and many wars since the inception of nation, i mean a US militaristic Imperialist Empire of evil. A Bhahahahahaaa
UNITED STATES INTERVENTIONS SINCE 1945
MILITARY INTERVENTIONS, COVERT OPERATIONS, COUPS AND ATTEMPTED COUPS, ELECTION INTERFERENCE, REGIME CHANGE, COLOR REVOLUTIONS
Philippines, South Korea, Lebanon, Iran, Guatemala, Cuba, Rep. Congo (Zaire), Brazil, Greece,
Poland, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Chile, Angola, East Timor, Nicaragua,
Grenada, Panama, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Yugoslavia, Georgia, Ukraine, Argentina, Ghana, Venezuela, Bolivia, Hondoras,
Paraguay, Mexico, El Salvador, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, Tunesia, Egypt, Libya, Syria...
Now break it down by party affiliation?

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#197288 Oct 18, 2013
Sick feel pinch from sequester cuts

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/18/news/economy/...

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney)
If you thought this year's cuts to preschoolers, senior meals and medical research were bad, get ready for more.

The two-week U.S. government shutdown may have ended and the U.S. didn't default on its debt. But the deal passed by Congress late Wednesday night allows the series of unforgiving budget cuts, also known as sequester, to continue through Jan. 15.

That's not good for the economy.

The nation has been operating on a shrunken budget, slashed by $80 billion in forced spending cuts since March 1. And already, the so-called sequester has dragged down economic growth, experts say.

As government workers returned to work Thursday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned employees that the economic pain could continue for his agency, because "Congress did not end the budget uncertainty that has cast such a shadow ... over this Department for much of the year."

The Bipartisan Policy Center too warned in a report this month that widespread economic pain is already beginning to kick in, as the money (or lack of it) is finally starting to pinch.

The brunt of the cuts have fallen in areas like medical and science research funding and services that help the poor, sick and elderly.

..... The sequester slashed 57,000 children this fall from the rolls of Head Start daycare and preschool programs, available for poor families nationwide.

About two-thirds of Meals on Wheels programs had to reduce the number of meals they served, by an average of 364 meals per week, a survey found.

The lack of government funds has also led to layoffs of hundreds of science and medical research jobs, according to a survey by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 15 other scientific societies.(cont.)
Chuck

Dublin, OH

#197289 Oct 18, 2013
In 2006, while serving his first term as a freshman U.S. senator from Illinois, Barack Obama made the remarks attributed to him above during discussion in the U.S. Senate prior to the call for votes on raising the debt limit.

'The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.'

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Trump 2016 and beyond

#197290 Oct 18, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
Sick feel pinch from sequester cuts
http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/18/news/economy/...
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney)
If you thought this year's cuts to preschoolers, senior meals and medical research were bad, get ready for more.
The two-week U.S. government shutdown may have ended and the U.S. didn't default on its debt. But the deal passed by Congress late Wednesday night allows the series of unforgiving budget cuts, also known as sequester, to continue through Jan. 15.
That's not good for the economy.
The nation has been operating on a shrunken budget, slashed by $80 billion in forced spending cuts since March 1. And already, the so-called sequester has dragged down economic growth, experts say.
As government workers returned to work Thursday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned employees that the economic pain could continue for his agency, because "Congress did not end the budget uncertainty that has cast such a shadow ... over this Department for much of the year."
The Bipartisan Policy Center too warned in a report this month that widespread economic pain is already beginning to kick in, as the money (or lack of it) is finally starting to pinch.
The brunt of the cuts have fallen in areas like medical and science research funding and services that help the poor, sick and elderly.
..... The sequester slashed 57,000 children this fall from the rolls of Head Start daycare and preschool programs, available for poor families nationwide.
About two-thirds of Meals on Wheels programs had to reduce the number of meals they served, by an average of 364 meals per week, a survey found.
The lack of government funds has also led to layoffs of hundreds of science and medical research jobs, according to a survey by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 15 other scientific societies.(cont.)
That is because the sick as well as a majority of the nation believe that the president is failing us.
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#197292 Oct 18, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
Sick feel pinch from sequester cuts
http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/18/news/economy/...
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney)
If you thought this year's cuts to preschoolers, senior meals and medical research were bad, get ready for more.
The two-week U.S. government shutdown may have ended and the U.S. didn't default on its debt.
1. We would NOT have defaulted on our debt. No way, no how.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntharvey/2012/...

2. Documented racist Harry Reid made it clear neither sick children nor the hungry elderly were a consideration in their sky-will-fall sideshow.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is blaming Republicans for the National Institutes of Health turning away cancer patients. But when asked why the Senate wouldn't try to help "one child who has cancer" by approving a mini-spending bill, he shot back: "Why would we want to do that?"

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#197293 Oct 18, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
1. We would NOT have defaulted on our debt. No way, no how.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntharvey/2012/...
2. Documented racist Harry Reid made it clear neither sick children nor the hungry elderly were a consideration in their sky-will-fall sideshow.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is blaming Republicans for the National Institutes of Health turning away cancer patients. But when asked why the Senate wouldn't try to help "one child who has cancer" by approving a mini-spending bill, he shot back: "Why would we want to do that?"
Nothing remotely like that on your link. Nothing. Look for yourself:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntharvey/2012/...
Nate

Switzerland

#197294 Oct 18, 2013
Rico from East Los II wrote:
<quoted text>
King James Bible Romans 1:22
Professing themselves to be wise, they [YOU] became fools
Even Jesus calls you a fool!!
..."professing themselves to be wise" said Rico from East Los. How many of those are fools like you? Who voted for Obama? There is your fools. Even Jesus calls you a fool for not using your noggin to discern. Fool LOL
nawlins

United States

#197295 Oct 18, 2013
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
Sick feel pinch from sequester cuts
http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/18/news/economy/...
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney)
If you thought this year's cuts to preschoolers, senior meals and medical research were bad, get ready for more.
The two-week U.S. government shutdown may have ended and the U.S. didn't default on its debt. But the deal passed by Congress late Wednesday night allows the series of unforgiving budget cuts, also known as sequester, to continue through Jan. 15.
That's not good for the economy.
The nation has been operating on a shrunken budget, slashed by $80 billion in forced spending cuts since March 1. And already, the so-called sequester has dragged down economic growth, experts say.
As government workers returned to work Thursday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned employees that the economic pain could continue for his agency, because "Congress did not end the budget uncertainty that has cast such a shadow ... over this Department for much of the year."
The Bipartisan Policy Center too warned in a report this month that widespread economic pain is already beginning to kick in, as the money (or lack of it) is finally starting to pinch.
The brunt of the cuts have fallen in areas like medical and science research funding and services that help the poor, sick and elderly.
..... The sequester slashed 57,000 children this fall from the rolls of Head Start daycare and preschool programs, available for poor families nationwide.
About two-thirds of Meals on Wheels programs had to reduce the number of meals they served, by an average of 364 meals per week, a survey found.
The lack of government funds has also led to layoffs of hundreds of science and medical research jobs, according to a survey by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 15 other scientific societies.(cont.)
HOORAY!(BTW - Obama created the sequester monster. So start supporting it like a good little ObamaZombie, or you'll be just another racist.)
Nate

Switzerland

#197296 Oct 18, 2013
Chuck wrote:
In 2006, while serving his first term as a freshman U.S. senator from Illinois, Barack Obama made the remarks attributed to him above during discussion in the U.S. Senate prior to the call for votes on raising the debt limit.
'The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.'
The most amazing thing. He spoke the truth back then! Wonder where he went wrong? He sure loves the mess he has created by spending enough that he is doing the opposite of what he once thought. Or, was that what he really thought? Must not have been after all.
nawlins

United States

#197297 Oct 18, 2013
Obama's Nixonesque Administration starts to worry honest liberals (that does not include NRT, X-man or Rose, who goose-step happily in Obama's drone army.)-----

“A memo went out from the chief of staff a year ago to White House employees and the intelligence agencies that told people to freeze and retain any e-mail, and presumably phone logs, of communications with me,” Sanger said. As a result, longtime sources no longer talk to him.“They tell me:‘David, I love you, but don’t e-mail me. Let’s don’t chat until this blows over.’&#8201;”

Sanger, who has worked for the New York Times in Washington for two decades, said,“This is most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

“Whenever I’m asked what is the most manipulative and secretive administration I’ve covered, I always say it’s the one in office now,” Bob Schieffer, CBS News anchor and chief Washington correspondent, told me.“Every administration learns from the previous administration. They become more secretive and put tighter clamps on information. This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.”
ima-Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#197298 Oct 18, 2013
Bonnie wrote:
<quoted text> She was a cool lady poster that's been gone from here for several years..
hello, Bonnie... like Rebel? I enjoyed Rebel's post.
nawlins

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#197299 Oct 18, 2013
Chuck wrote:
In 2006, while serving his first term as a freshman U.S. senator from Illinois, Barack Obama made the remarks attributed to him above during discussion in the U.S. Senate prior to the call for votes on raising the debt limit.
'The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.'
Five years and our President acts like they just gave him the keys to the White House yesterday. Nothing is ever his fault: Benghazi, IRS, Fast & Furious, sequester, NEC, shutdown, Syria, out-of-control debt, etc, etc. Can this really go on for three more years?

I don't mind a little pandering or even patronizing him a bit. But can nobody just say what everyone is thinking? He's incompetent!
nawlins

United States

#197300 Oct 18, 2013
Nate wrote:
<quoted text>The most amazing thing. He spoke the truth back then! Wonder where he went wrong? He sure loves the mess he has created by spending enough that he is doing the opposite of what he once thought. Or, was that what he really thought? Must not have been after all.
He's educated and smart. But he's like one of those professors who is pretty sharp in his own tiny little academic sub-sphere, but can't put on his shoes in the morning without his wife to tell him which one goes on what foot.

In our effort to feel good about ourselves we elected a black man just because he's black. We ignored the fact that he had no experience, no accomplishments and no credentials. We basically put an amateur in charge. Syria was just the most obvious & open display of his inability to lead. But in fact it pervades the entire government.

He's be a pretty good city mayor or even President of a small liberal arts college.(Those are not easy jobs!) But he's like a fish out of water in Washington DC. Were it not for the loyal sycophants in the press, he would never have been elected.

Some are starting to see their mistake (see my post above). Most are still stuck on having a black man as the only goal regardless of what happens.
Bonnie

Boise, ID

#197301 Oct 18, 2013
ima-Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
<quoted text> hello, Bonnie... like Rebel? I enjoyed Rebel's post.
Hello..Two great ladies.

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#197302 Oct 18, 2013
freebird wrote:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/04/0 9/despite-salary-rate-freeze-a verage-federal-salary-rises/
Despite salary rate freeze, average federal salary rises
The figure commonly cited as the “average” federal employee salary now stands at nearly $78,500, an amount that has risen by about $1,800 in the last two years despite a general freeze on salary rates during that time, according to data released Monday.
The Office of Personnel Management reported that as of September 2012, the average salary for a full-time, permanent, non-seasonal position was $78,467. The comparable figure for December 2010 was $76,701.
The median salary — the point at which half are above and half are below — is now $74,714, up from $69,550 in 2010.
An across-the-board decrease of at least 5 percent should be demanded for all government employees!

The American People are sick and tired of investing so much in government employees with so little return on their investment. The U.S. ranks 68th out of 139 countries in the wastefulness of government spending according to the 2010-11 World Economic Forum. This is unacceptable, and if banning Public Employee unions will help the situation, American Taxpayers are willing to do that!

"Experts put our public-sector productivity about 10 years behind that of the rest of our workforce. If public workers could halve that gap, the annual savings would ring in at $100 billion to $300 billion."
Source: http://newamerica.net/publications/articles/2... #

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#197303 Oct 18, 2013
Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:40 AM PDT

The Kochs Dirty Secret is Out in Chicago

by FishOutofWater

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/18/1248...

Toxic black dust covers a working class community in south Chicago when strong winds pick up Koch Industries owned petcoke piled high along the Calumet River.
Detroit found out the Kocks dirty secret first. Now south Chicago knows. What happens in Alberta doesn't stay in Alberta. Petcoke, the dirty high carbon residue of Canadian tar sands refining, fouled Detroit. Detroit ordered the petcoke piles out. Now petcoke piles are covering south Chicago with black dust laced with toxic vanadium. Petcoke, the tar sands residue that is worse for the climate than burning coal, has been piled up near midwest refineries awaiting export to countries that allow it to be burned. Because it's a waste product of oil refining the Kochs sell it for prices cheaper than coal to poor nations willing the accept pollution as a trade off for cheap energy. Petcoke is the carbon cost ignored in the State department analysis that falsely claimed that Keystone XL tar sands oil will not significantly increase greenhouse gas pollution compared with conventional oil. The dirty carbon secret that the Kochs don't want you to know about is literally blowing in the wind. Working class and lower middle class communities were, as usual, the first to learn the Koch's dirty secret.(cont.)

........
Direct from the Chicago Tribune:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-m...

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#197304 Oct 18, 2013
Socialism is characterized by an overabundance of overpaid government employees, alias arrogant micromanagers.

"25 YEARS AGO WE HAD RONALD REAGAN, JOHNNY CASH & BOB HOPE. NOW WE HAVE OBAMA, NO CASH & NO HOPE."
Source: http://www.amazon.com/Reagan-Johnny-Vintage-C...

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#197305 Oct 18, 2013
For their latest trick on the American Taxpayers, the control freaks and micro-managers of the Illegitimate Obama Regime are salivating at the thought of aborting seven month fetuses here in Amerika. Even Al-Jazeera is criticizing this sort of brutality in China which is called one of the "advanced, developed nations" by the Illegitimate Obama Regime.

"Criticism of China's decades-long one-child policy has increased since June when 23-year-old Feng Jianmei was beaten and forced into an abortion by family planning officials in the northwestern province of Shaanxi. Feng's family took pictures of her in the hospital, including ones with her aborted foetus next to her. The pictures went viral on the internet..."
Source: http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/chinas-one-...

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#197306 Oct 18, 2013
Republicans reassess after shutdown debacle

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republ...

By Karen Tumulty, Published: October 17

....That the government shutdown was a political disaster for the party that engineered it is widely acknowledged, except by the most ardent tea partyers..........The shutdown strategy — to use must-pass bills to fund the government and lift the federal debt ceiling as leverage to gut the new health-care law — never had a chance of succeeding.

And it has left the Republicans with their lowest approval ratings in the history of polling on that topic.

“We’ve got to do a better job of working as a team and having a clear message,” said Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio).“I’m optimistic we will after this experience.”

Yet there is no guarantee that the Republicans won’t be back in a similar position as soon as January, when another funding bill will be needed.

“We’ll be looking for any opportunity,” said Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), one of the sponsors of the failed strategy.“We took a shot at it and we fell short, and I think we are waiting around for another battle over Obamacare.(cont.)

..........
Oh, bruther....this reminds me of the birther movement.

MOVE ON! Please.

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#197307 Oct 18, 2013
Philliproy wrote:
Socialism is characterized by an overabundance of overpaid government employees, alias arrogant micromanagers.
"25 YEARS AGO WE HAD RONALD REAGAN, JOHNNY CASH & BOB HOPE. NOW WE HAVE OBAMA, NO CASH & NO HOPE."
Source: http://www.amazon.com/Reagan-Johnny-Vintage-C...
Disparity of wealth and inequality is not indicative of Socialism, drooler.

How many times must you be reminded that there's nothing going on here that approximately anything remotely resembling socialism?

Geeze, Loufkneeze.

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