Reasons to cheer For President Obama ...
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#535 Feb 4, 2013
ZCs wrote:
Another reason to cheer for President Obama!!!
Right Power!!
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed above 14,000 for the first time since the Great Recession.
The index rose as high as 14,000.97 in early trading. The index last traded above 14,000 in October 2007.
The Dow has gained 6.7 percent since the start of the year.
A budget deal, struck at the start of the year in Washington, that allowed the U.S. to avoid the "fiscal cliff" was the catalyst for a January rally. Investors then pushed stocks higher amid optimism that the housing market is maintaining its recovery and that the jobs market is slowly healing.
The index has more than doubled since falling to close at low of 6,547.05 March, 3, 2009 after the Great Recession.
What budget deal? The Democrat controlled Senate under Harry Reid hasn't passed a budget in 4 years. All they did was authorize an increase in the amount that the government can borrow, which only puts us further into debt, while seeking still more "revenue" (tax increases) from the minority of Americans who still pay taxes.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#536 Feb 10, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
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Failure, thy name is Obama.
Failure, thy name is Romney.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#537 Feb 10, 2013
The Anti-Troll wrote:
10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BARACK OBAMA
#1-He beat Mitt Romney & Eddie Munster.
#2-He beat John McCain & Caribou Barbie.
#3-Without him, Glenn Beck would jump off a bridge.
#4-Without him, Sean Hannity would be out of a job.
#5-He refuses to help Israel bully the Middle East.
#6-His gun control reform is pissing off the NRA.
#7-His ties with Chris Christie is pissing off the GOP.
#8-He drives CONserVICTS insane.
#9-He's the first President to have his own beer in the White House.
#10-I VOTED FOR HIM.
Excellent and the truth.

Great post.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#538 Feb 10, 2013
ZCs wrote:
Let's just cheer!!!
Fully 60 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Obama in the new poll, up slightly from October but a clear shift in opinion from an election year in which his ratings hovered in the mid-to-low 50s. And by 39 percent to 26 percent, the president now has more “strongly” positive ratings than strongly negative reviews, breaking a two-year stretch in which intense opposition was on par with (or higher than) intense support.
Obama’s inaugural address earned fewer positive marks and appears to have served mainly as a pep rally, with raving reviews from supporters and plenty of yawns from his opponents. While the speech drew twice as many cheers as jeers — 51 percent approved while 24 percent disapproved — a quarter of Americans had no opinion on the speech. More than eight in 10 Democrats approved of Obama’s second inaugural, but at least three in 10 Republicans and independents have no reaction at all.
Whatever the reactions to the speech, Obama’s general likability has improved across a variety of constituencies, including a wavering base and the political middle. Obama’s favorable ratings have climbed by double digits since last year among liberals, racial minorities and people under age 40. Among each group, at least two-thirds now see Obama positively.
Truth and agree.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#539 Feb 16, 2013
President Obama!!

Right Power!!!!

Fox News suggested that unemployment benefits and other government assistance programs contribute to the nation's unemployment numbers, and even claimed that people are quitting their jobs to become eligible for benefits. In truth, unemployment benefits stimulate the economy and create jobs.

Reporting on news that jobless claims dropped by 27,000 last week, America's Newsroom host Bill Hemmer wondered if "government programs might be keeping unemployment rates higher than they should actually be."

Fox correspondent Doug McKelway answered that "some small business owners" say that "it's not unusual at all for people to quit work these days, because they know they can get more from unemployment and other benefits than from hard work."

He continued, "Americans are not working as much today, and there is ample evidence that it's not just an economy stuck in neutral but it may be the increasing government incentive not to work."

Despite Hemmer and McKelway's claims, studies show that unemployment benefits stimulate the economy and create jobs. In 2010, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) determined that increasing aid to the unemployed would have a bigger impact on the economy than reducing taxes.

The Economic Policy Institute's Lawrence Mishel explained that unemployment insurance is "such good stimulus" because "virtually every dollar spent on extending unemployment insurance benefits goes directly, and immediately, toward the purchase of local goods and services, providing an extremely efficient demand boost."

And near the end of 2012, the CBO concluded that extending unemployment benefits through 2013 would create 300,000 more new jobs than would otherwise be created.

What's more, the notion that one could quit work in order to receive unemployment benefits is crazy -- In order to be eligible for unemployment insurance (UI), the Labor Department makes clear, you must be "unemployed through no fault of your own (determined under State law)." In other words, if you just quit your job to get unemployment, they deny you unemployment benefits.
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#540 Feb 16, 2013
Zero Comments the Serial Plagiarist wrote:
President Obama!!
Right Power!!!!
Fox News suggested that unemployment benefits and other government assistance programs contribute to the nation's unemployment numbers, and even claimed that people are quitting their jobs to become eligible for benefits. In truth, unemployment benefits stimulate the economy and create jobs.
Reporting on news that jobless claims dropped by 27,000 last week, America's Newsroom host Bill Hemmer wondered if "government programs might be keeping unemployment rates higher than they should actually be."
Fox correspondent Doug McKelway answered that "some small business owners" say that "it's not unusual at all for people to quit work these days, because they know they can get more from unemployment and other benefits than from hard work."
He continued, "Americans are not working as much today, and there is ample evidence that it's not just an economy stuck in neutral but it may be the increasing government incentive not to work."
Despite Hemmer and McKelway's claims, studies show that unemployment benefits stimulate the economy and create jobs. In 2010, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) determined that increasing aid to the unemployed would have a bigger impact on the economy than reducing taxes.
The Economic Policy Institute's Lawrence Mishel explained that unemployment insurance is "such good stimulus" because "virtually every dollar spent on extending unemployment insurance benefits goes directly, and immediately, toward the purchase of local goods and services, providing an extremely efficient demand boost."
And near the end of 2012, the CBO concluded that extending unemployment benefits through 2013 would create 300,000 more new jobs than would otherwise be created.
What's more, the notion that one could quit work in order to receive unemployment benefits is crazy -- In order to be eligible for unemployment insurance (UI), the Labor Department makes clear, you must be "unemployed through no fault of your own (determined under State law)." In other words, if you just quit your job to get unemployment, they deny you unemployment benefits.
That's the stupidest thing I've read all week.

Hey! Why not just get rid of the middleman - those pesky people - altogether! Then the Government can buy all that consumer shit directly, creating fake economic demand with even more fake money that doesn't actually exist!!

A pure Potemkin economy!!

That SO rocks - only a supreme idiot could possibly not laugh out loud at such a moronic argument.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#542 Feb 18, 2013
ZCs wrote:
President Obama!!
Right Power!!!!
Fox News suggested that unemployment benefits and other government assistance programs contribute to the nation's unemployment numbers, and even claimed that people are quitting their jobs to become eligible for benefits. In truth, unemployment benefits stimulate the economy and create jobs.
Reporting on news that jobless claims dropped by 27,000 last week, America's Newsroom host Bill Hemmer wondered if "government programs might be keeping unemployment rates higher than they should actually be."
Fox correspondent Doug McKelway answered that "some small business owners" say that "it's not unusual at all for people to quit work these days, because they know they can get more from unemployment and other benefits than from hard work."
He continued, "Americans are not working as much today, and there is ample evidence that it's not just an economy stuck in neutral but it may be the increasing government incentive not to work."
Despite Hemmer and McKelway's claims, studies show that unemployment benefits stimulate the economy and create jobs. In 2010, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) determined that increasing aid to the unemployed would have a bigger impact on the economy than reducing taxes.
The Economic Policy Institute's Lawrence Mishel explained that unemployment insurance is "such good stimulus" because "virtually every dollar spent on extending unemployment insurance benefits goes directly, and immediately, toward the purchase of local goods and services, providing an extremely efficient demand boost."
And near the end of 2012, the CBO concluded that extending unemployment benefits through 2013 would create 300,000 more new jobs than would otherwise be created.
What's more, the notion that one could quit work in order to receive unemployment benefits is crazy -- In order to be eligible for unemployment insurance (UI), the Labor Department makes clear, you must be "unemployed through no fault of your own (determined under State law)." In other words, if you just quit your job to get unemployment, they deny you unemployment benefits.
Faux News always distorts facts and they're not even remotely truthful in anything.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#543 Feb 18, 2013
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>
Faux News always distorts facts and they're not even remotely truthful in anything.
How about this FACT? Gas prices have risen for 32 straight days, and are at the highest level for this time of year in memory. Didn't you libs crucify Bush for high gas prices? Why are you giving BHO a pass for the same thing? Not very fair or balanced, are you?
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#544 Feb 20, 2013
President Obama!!

Right Power!!!!

President Obama's call for a minimum wage increase in Tuesday's State of the Union address (like nearly all of his proposals) was met with immediate opposition from Congressional Republicans. But six years ago, many of the same Republicans supported a similar proposal backed by Republican President George W. Bush.

And at least 67 Republicans who are still in Congress today backed an increase in the minimum wage in some form, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

Political momentum for an increase began in 2004, after President Bush announced his support for a bill by now-Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). After Democrats won majorities of the House and Senate in the 2006 elections, a minimum wage increase became one of their first priorities.

The Fair Minimum Wage Act (which also included tax cuts for small businesses) passed the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. When the increase was folded into a larger appropriations bill, it again passed with strong bipartisan support and was eventually signed into law by Bush.

26 House Republicans even signed a letter to then-House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), asking for a vote on a minimum wage increase, including current Representatives Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Peter King (R-NY), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Christopher Smith (R-NJ), and Fred Upton (R-MI). In incremental stages, the law raised the minimum wage from $5.15-per-hour to $7.25.

Though Ryan ultimately voted against the measure, he argued that he supported raising the hourly rate as long as it came with a suitable offset of small business relief.

"Last year, I supported an increase in the minimum wage because it also included tax relief measures for employers to offset the cost of the proposed minimum wage increase," he noted in a floor speech, as he announced that he could not back the bill without more small business tax cuts.

Like most Republicans, Ryan struck a far more defiant tone in response to Obama's proposal, telling CNN this: "I think it actually is counterproductive in many ways. You end up costing jobs from people who are at the bottom rung of the economic ladder."
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#545 Feb 20, 2013
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#546 Feb 20, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>How about this FACT? Gas prices have risen for 32 straight days, and are at the highest level for this time of year in memory. Didn't you libs crucify Bush for high gas prices? Why are you giving BHO a pass for the same thing? Not very fair or balanced, are you?
The market sets gas prices, not the president.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#547 Feb 20, 2013
ZCs wrote:
President Obama!!
Right Power!!!!
President Obama's call for a minimum wage increase in Tuesday's State of the Union address (like nearly all of his proposals) was met with immediate opposition from Congressional Republicans. But six years ago, many of the same Republicans supported a similar proposal backed by Republican President George W. Bush.
And at least 67 Republicans who are still in Congress today backed an increase in the minimum wage in some form, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Political momentum for an increase began in 2004, after President Bush announced his support for a bill by now-Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). After Democrats won majorities of the House and Senate in the 2006 elections, a minimum wage increase became one of their first priorities.
The Fair Minimum Wage Act (which also included tax cuts for small businesses) passed the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. When the increase was folded into a larger appropriations bill, it again passed with strong bipartisan support and was eventually signed into law by Bush.
26 House Republicans even signed a letter to then-House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), asking for a vote on a minimum wage increase, including current Representatives Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Peter King (R-NY), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Christopher Smith (R-NJ), and Fred Upton (R-MI). In incremental stages, the law raised the minimum wage from $5.15-per-hour to $7.25.
Though Ryan ultimately voted against the measure, he argued that he supported raising the hourly rate as long as it came with a suitable offset of small business relief.
"Last year, I supported an increase in the minimum wage because it also included tax relief measures for employers to offset the cost of the proposed minimum wage increase," he noted in a floor speech, as he announced that he could not back the bill without more small business tax cuts.
Like most Republicans, Ryan struck a far more defiant tone in response to Obama's proposal, telling CNN this: "I think it actually is counterproductive in many ways. You end up costing jobs from people who are at the bottom rung of the economic ladder."
He did campaign on fairness, something not in the blood of the GOPukes who only want to protect the wealthy and corporations.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#548 Feb 20, 2013
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>
The market sets gas prices, not the president.
Then why did the libs and Dems crucify Bush when gas prices rose, while giving Obama a pass?

“The No Troll Zone”

Since: Jan 13

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#549 Feb 20, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Then why did the libs and Dems crucify Bush when gas prices rose, while giving Obama a pass?
The same reaon why they crucify Obama & Hillary over 4 deaths in Benghazi, yet give Bush & Cheney a free pass for thousands of soldiers killed in 2 un-neccessary wars while Cheney made millions of dollars.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#550 Feb 20, 2013
The Anti-Troll wrote:
<quoted text>
The same reaon why they crucify Obama & Hillary over 4 deaths in Benghazi, yet give Bush & Cheney a free pass for thousands of soldiers killed in 2 un-neccessary wars while Cheney made millions of dollars.
Apples and oranges, comparing the lack of security at a consulate with wars against terrorism. Since you brought it up, however, let's not forget that Afghanistan is where Bin Laden and Al Queda planned 9/11 under the protection of the Taliban, making military action there necessary. Saddam was no saint either, but Bill and Hillary, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, and plenty of other Dems also believed that he had WMDs, and in fact he had actually used them against his own people as well as against the Iranians.

Also, please share with us your source regarding the "millions of dollars" Cheney allegedly made. Last I heard, he recused himself from Halliburton when he became Vice President. But feel free to continue to slander him and all the Republicans while constantly making excuses for Obama and the Dems.
Logic

United States

#551 Feb 21, 2013
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>
He did campaign on fairness, something not in the blood of the GOPukes who only want to protect the wealthy and corporations.
The Retarded Republicans are only interested in WE and Obama or me. Only WE.

“The No Troll Zone”

Since: Jan 13

Where it's at.

#552 Feb 21, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Apples and oranges, comparing the lack of security at a consulate with wars against terrorism. Since you brought it up, however, let's not forget that Afghanistan is where Bin Laden and Al Queda planned 9/11 under the protection of the Taliban, making military action there necessary. Saddam was no saint either, but Bill and Hillary, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, and plenty of other Dems also believed that he had WMDs, and in fact he had actually used them against his own people as well as against the Iranians.
Also, please share with us your source regarding the "millions of dollars" Cheney allegedly made. Last I heard, he recused himself from Halliburton when he became Vice President. But feel free to continue to slander him and all the Republicans while constantly making excuses for Obama and the Dems.
So you're okay with the fact that Cheney made millions of dollars off of the war while our soldiers were getting killed for his monetary gain? That's not Apples & Oranges, my friend. That's a double-standard.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#553 Feb 21, 2013
The Anti-Troll wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're okay with the fact that Cheney made millions of dollars off of the war while our soldiers were getting killed for his monetary gain? That's not Apples & Oranges, my friend. That's a double-standard.
Not good at reading comprehension, are you? Or are you just unable to answer my question?

I asked you for PROOF that Cheney made millions off the wars, because I understood that he recused himself from Haliburton due to a conflict of interest BEFORE he became Vice President, and BEFORE the wars. Why don't you answer that question, instead of simply repeating your original allegation?
Rope A Dope

Newburgh, NY

#554 Feb 21, 2013
Nothing can hurt Obama!
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#555 Feb 21, 2013
The Anti-Troll wrote:
<quoted text>
The same reaon why they crucify Obama & Hillary over 4 deaths in Benghazi, yet give Bush & Cheney a free pass for thousands of soldiers killed in 2 un-neccessary wars while Cheney made millions of dollars.
Bingo.

Dead on point and agree.

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