GOP attacks Obama over Bush tax cuts

Aug 18, 2012 Read more: USA Today 952

The Republicans went after President Obama again Saturday over the end-of-the-year expiration of the George W. Bush tax cuts.

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“Imaginez tous les gens”

Since: Sep 09

Sunbury, OH

#761 Sep 10, 2012
Jaxon Hong wrote:
omeone created jobs during the Bush Presidency. His unemployment numbers were better then the last 4 years of jobless recovery summers during the Kenyans Presidency. But that is the point they wanted isn't it. Put everyone on the dole, and they will vote Democrat in 2012. But something went wrong, and now the people are turning on their benefactors, and voting for the opposition.
Your post is very misleading:)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) noted that President Obama and the Democratic Congress have created “more jobs in 2010 than President Bush did over eight years.”
Indeed, from February 2001, Bush’s first full month in office, through January 2009, his last, the economy added just 1 million jobs. By contrast, in 2010 alone, the economy added at least 1.1 million jobs. This chart, produced by Pelosi’s office, demonstrates the difference between the Bush administration and the Obama administration on jobs:
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/01/07/...

"As the Wall Street Journal noted in the last month of Bush’s term, the former president had the “worst track record for job creation since the government began keeping records.” And job creation under Bush was anemic long before the recession began. Bush’s supply-side economics “fostered the weakest jobs and income growth in more than six decades,” along with “sluggish business investment and weak gross domestic product growth,” the Center for American Progress’ Joshua Picker explained.“On every major measurement” of income and employment,“the country lost ground during Bush’s two terms,” the National Journal’s Ron Brownstein observed, parsing Census data."

Why do you lie?
Fox News Snake Oil Lies

Islip, NY

#762 Sep 10, 2012
Reagan/Bush Republicans are not conservative and Obama/Clinton Democrats are not liberal!

They all work for Wall Street / K-Street not Main Street!

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“Imaginez tous les gens”

Since: Sep 09

Sunbury, OH

#763 Sep 10, 2012
Jaxon Hong wrote:
. Obama LIED about Obamacare being a massive Tax Increase
2. Congress cannot REGULATE our lives via the Commerce Clause like Obama said
3. the 99% that Obama has lied about saying he is protecting, he just increased our taxes by the most EVER in US history …..
4. Because the Medicaid enforcement on the states was ruled Unconstitutional, Congress has to go back and re-write parts of this bill and then take another vote on the re-written portions…. how well do you think THAT Is going to turn out???
5. With the SCOTUS ruling that the Commerce Clause usage in this bill as Unconstituttional, rather it is a massive TAX INCREASE…… it now will ONLY take 51 Senators to overturn the law -v- the 60 it would have required if it were based on the Commerce Clause
In short, Justice Roberts did the GOP a huge favor come November…. now get your a$$’s out and vote Obama and the Democrats OUT OF OFFICE………..
1. No, this is not a massive tax increase on the American people. It's a penalty paid by people who choose not to purchase insurance. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that it will hit about 4 million Americans, about 1 percent of the population. Now, it's refreshing that Republicans care about a different 1 percent for a change, but that still doesn't make this a tax hike.
Here's what is important, so PAY ATTENTION:
Most of the federal spending for the ACA is in tax credits for middle class people to help them afford insurance. Which is actually more like a tax CUT.
...and you do know, that it's exactly how Mitt Romney expanded health insurance coverage in Massachusetts....right?

If you don't buy health insurance in Massachusetts, guess what? You pay a tax, as Mr. Romney explains at that link. You pay a tax and take personal responsibility.

2. So you're not voting for Romney either than?
Since he proposed and ENACTED the same "Romneycare" in Mass!
OUCH!

3. From FactCheck:
Biggest Tax Increase in History?
Posted on July 10, 2012
Q: Is the new health care law “the biggest tax increase in history”?
A: Several tax increases just since 1968 were larger as percentages of the economy, or in inflation-adjusted dollars.

Why do you lie?

4. Can you be more specific?

5. Are you aware that thew Supreme court found it CONSTITUTIONAL!?

MOSTLY, if you really feel this way, and are NOT simply biased...then why would you say VOTE FOR ROMNEY, when Romney did the very same thing to Mass?
Romneycare is OBamacare...and ROmney enacted it!?

So why would you vote for Romney, and not Obama, when they did the same thing?
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#764 Sep 10, 2012
The Recession started Mar 2001, a few weeks after the Bush Tax Cuts of 2001, the economy got worse over time. From 2001 America loss 9 Million just 4.4 Million since 2007.

In loosing 9 million jobs, there was no manufacturing job growth, NONE!

Only expanding job sector was the public sector, Bush expanded the federal government by 1.7 Million new employees.
justhefacts wrote:
<quoted text>
Look lets get that FACTS on why Bush’s term went job sour. Clinton Caused the US Recession Period The Facts are right in the US Gov Labor Statistics History’ tracking of US manufacturing since the 40s. In one felt swoop Clinton Free Trade Act KILLED the US economy and bank with his CRA bill
NO sitting president could have stopped losing over 42,400 US Factories to Forgein countries over those 9 years, just in Manf. Jobs were 5.5 million. Direct jobs lost
US Labor Report 2012 July 12.8 million unemployed.
5.5 million jobs lost in factories 1 lost job affects 15 other jobs. That’s generically means 82.5 Million jobs were affected. of those 82.5 million and applying the 8.3% unemployment rates to that base figure comes to 6.8 million MORE jobs in unemployment. Add that to the 5.5 and you have 12.3 million unemployed
12.3 unemployed stacked against 12.8 July the generic diff unaccounted for is a measly 500,000 jobs. Amazing how even Generic Numbers proves the results Clinton act KILLING US jobs
This is as basic as when a coal town mine shuts down that town is toast and that surrounding area. It happened in the US Steel towns in the old days. Do that in larger scale the Country being that coal Steel town and this is how we got here because of Clinton 2000 hit and run.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#765 Sep 10, 2012
justhefacts wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm pretty sure those countries forgot Clinton Lied to the US congressional hearing about getting a BJS in the oval office
No i doubt it, most foreign countries show as much disregard for Women as the Republicans in Congress.

They don't see BJs the way some Americans look at them.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#766 Sep 10, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
The Recession started Mar 2001, a few weeks after the Bush Tax Cuts of 2001, the economy got worse over time. From 2001 America loss 9 Million just 4.4 Million since 2007.
In loosing 9 million jobs, there was no manufacturing job growth, NONE!
Only expanding job sector was the public sector, Bush expanded the federal government by 1.7 Million new employees.
<quoted text>
You make a good point, but I think it is worse that you represent. While one might have lost jobs simply because of circumstances, the GOP actively seeks to eliminate jobs. Consider Alan Greenspan, whom Reagan appointed as Head of the Federal Reserve bank. Greenspan recently gave a speech in which he claimed his top priority at the head of the fed was to put the brakes on the economy each and every time wages or benefits started to rise for workers. This is an intentional activity to prevent any gains in the economy from going to the workers. Add to that, Reagan's announcement that laws against hiring illegal workers would not be enforced, and without enforcement, millions of illegal workers flooded into America to accept jobs, lower than min wage, but higher than those in Mexico. Preventing any increases in wages, then flooding the labor pool are intentional policies for the purpose of harming the middle class. Add to that, the policies of giving subsidies to companies who ship jobs overseas. Add to that the so called "free trade" agreements, which make manufacturing in the US uncompetitive by a large margin.

These policies in total have done great harm to the middle class. They are not accidents. They are not just outcomes that nobody expected. They were intentional. When wages drop large corporations pay less for labor, and more for CEO bonuses.

This is not a free market, where you can negotiate for your own salary. You are paid according to market value. Once the market value has been destroyed by government policies you cannot get a fair wage.

Large numbers of unemployed people, those still working will not be likely to find another job, and thus they will tolerate horrible working conditions, for less and less pay, even after all benefits have been removed.

It is not an accident, it is intentional.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#769 Sep 10, 2012
http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/gop-accused-of...
“In states across the nation, Republican operatives, lawyers, and in some cases, elected officials, are filing frivolous challenges to Governor Johnson’s ballot status. They know that even if their challenges fail, fending them off is a drain on our resources and a distraction from the real issues in this campaign. We don’t have hundreds of millions of dollars to throw around, nor do we have the Republicans’ endless supply of lawyers.

“We have dealt with many challenges in this campaign from the major parties, who clearly don’t want voters to have a viable third option in this election, but this attack on voting rights and democracy is over the top.
Romney Flip Flopper Rino

Islip, NY

#770 Sep 11, 2012
The Deafness Before the Storm
September 10, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/csqqyk8
IT was perhaps the most famous presidential briefing in history.
On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief”— the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading:“Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/opinion/the...
scooter

United States

#772 Sep 11, 2012
In November the people will vote out the shit and bring in Mitt.

Romney/Ryan 2012
scooter

United States

#773 Sep 11, 2012
Snow Bunny_ wrote:
<quoted text>
1. No, this is not a massive tax increase on the American people. It's a penalty paid by people who choose not to purchase insurance. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that it will hit about 4 million Americans, about 1 percent of the population. Now, it's refreshing that Republicans care about a different 1 percent for a change, but that still doesn't make this a tax hike.
Here's what is important, so PAY ATTENTION:
Most of the federal spending for the ACA is in tax credits for middle class people to help them afford insurance. Which is actually more like a tax CUT.
...and you do know, that it's exactly how Mitt Romney expanded health insurance coverage in Massachusetts....right?
If you don't buy health insurance in Massachusetts, guess what? You pay a tax, as Mr. Romney explains at that link. You pay a tax and take personal responsibility.
2. So you're not voting for Romney either than?
Since he proposed and ENACTED the same "Romneycare" in Mass!
OUCH!
3. From FactCheck:
Biggest Tax Increase in History?
Posted on July 10, 2012
Q: Is the new health care law “the biggest tax increase in history”?
A: Several tax increases just since 1968 were larger as percentages of the economy, or in inflation-adjusted dollars.
Why do you lie?
4. Can you be more specific?
5. Are you aware that thew Supreme court found it CONSTITUTIONAL!?
MOSTLY, if you really feel this way, and are NOT simply biased...then why would you say VOTE FOR ROMNEY, when Romney did the very same thing to Mass?
Romneycare is OBamacare...and ROmney enacted it!?
So why would you vote for Romney, and not Obama, when they did the same thing?
Vote out the shit and elect MITT.

Romney/Ryan 2012

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#774 Sep 11, 2012
Here's the deal with taxes. EVERYONE should pay them. EVERYONE. It's called "skin in the game".

And -- the Gov't should do away with withholding. Everyone should have the privilege of writing and estimate payment to the Gov't every quarter.

“Imaginez tous les gens”

Since: Sep 09

Sunbury, OH

#776 Sep 12, 2012
scooter wrote:
<quoted text>
Vote out the shit and elect MITT.
Romney/Ryan 2012
WOW...you ignoring all the Romney FACTS, and posting this riveting brilliant rebuttal has convinced me to change my mind, and vote for Romney!

I mean, how can this NOT convince a person to vote for Romney?

You got me...

I've been outsmarted...

lol'giggles

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#777 Sep 12, 2012
Here in Vegas wrote:
Here's the deal with taxes. EVERYONE should pay them. EVERYONE. It's called "skin in the game".
And -- the Gov't should do away with withholding. Everyone should have the privilege of writing and estimate payment to the Gov't every quarter.
The Fair Tax

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#779 Sep 12, 2012
A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for Obama

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#780 Sep 13, 2012
Obviously the tax hungry b. h. obama is so incompetent he cannot create jobs to increase revenue so like a thief he goes after the citizenry and business...what filth.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#781 Sep 13, 2012
Snow Bunny_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Your post is very misleading:)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) noted that President Obama and the Democratic Congress have created “more jobs in 2010 than President Bush did over eight years.”
Indeed, from February 2001, Bush’s first full month in office, through January 2009, his last, the economy added just 1 million jobs. By contrast, in 2010 alone, the economy added at least 1.1 million jobs. This chart, produced by Pelosi’s office, demonstrates the difference between the Bush administration and the Obama administration on jobs:
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/01/07/...
"As the Wall Street Journal noted in the last month of Bush’s term, the former president had the “worst track record for job creation since the government began keeping records.” And job creation under Bush was anemic long before the recession began. Bush’s supply-side economics “fostered the weakest jobs and income growth in more than six decades,” along with “sluggish business investment and weak gross domestic product growth,” the Center for American Progress’ Joshua Picker explained.“On every major measurement” of income and employment,“the country lost ground during Bush’s two terms,” the National Journal’s Ron Brownstein observed, parsing Census data."
Why do you lie?
Attention voice vote!!! You forgot to mention during the last two years of President G. W. Bush morons like you made democRats a congressional majority. Since 2006 the slide was underway and here we are in 2012 minus 23,000,000 jobs...That’s what happens when a self-serving man-child who was mentored by bill ayers is at the helm
Furthermore once obamacare/TAX is fully implemented it will be a drain on the economy equivalent to $7.25 gasoline. So under obamacare/Tax for the economy to stay as it is today gasoline will have to drop to $0.75 a gallon...It's an obamanation, douchebagger.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individual...

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfi...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1222128560757...

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#782 Sep 13, 2012
b. h. obama is to prosperity, jobs, business and America what a drunk farting gasbag is to fine dining.

“Imaginez tous les gens”

Since: Sep 09

Sunbury, OH

#783 Sep 13, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention voice vote!!! You forgot to mention during the last two years of President G. W. Bush morons like you made democRats a congressional majority.
So?
Who was president?
Why was COMMANDER AND CHEIF?
...and don't ReTHUGlicans control the house right now?
YES!
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Since 2006 the slide was underway and here we are in 2012 minus 23,000,000 jobs...
You and I are BOTH adults...right?
Then you should be smart enough to KNOW that those job loses are a DIRECT RESULT of the recession caused by BUSH!
Two trillion dollarwars. Tax cuts for the wealthy....should I go on?
How has Obama done on jobs?
3,765,000 gained since "trough" of recession.
How Has Obama done on private-sector jobs?
4,268,000 gained since the "trough" of the recession.
27 months of private-sector job growth.
20 months of over all job growth.
Is that bad?
Since Obama's policies have taken effect, there has been continual job GROWTH!
It has NOT STOPPED!
Is that bad to you?
JohnInLa wrote:
That’s what happens when a self-serving man-child who was mentored by bill ayers is at the helm
...oh, I see you have fallen for false propaganda.
That's a shame...for yourself.
This is what happens when a MAN takes office:
Auto industry saved
Economy saved from collapse
Stock market and DOW at 5 year high!!!!
Oil production at 8 year high!!!
Jobless rate DOWN
Pulled troops from Iraq
Saved homes from foreclosure
...oh, and he got Bin Laden!
Should I go on?
Bush buried the economy, and Obama buried Bin Laden!
JohnInLa wrote:
Furthermore once obamacare/TAX is fully implemented it will be a drain on the economy equivalent to $7.25 gasoline.
LIE!
Proof please?
JohnInLa wrote:
So under obamacare/Tax for the economy to stay as it is today gasoline will have to drop to $0.75 a gallon...It's an obamanation, douchebagger.
Lie!
Proof please?
JohnInLa wrote:
I don't read articles from websites that are biased, and known for false misleading stories, and has had to redact several of them.
Nice try though!
JohnInLa wrote:
AGAIN, the same biased misleading website!
I mean, your first clue should have been the "Bill Ayers" crap that was debunked in 2008!
That's why you don't hear even ONE reputable Republican bring it up...ever.
You don't hurt the Rethuglican cause....you are actually hurting it, and embarrassing the entire party:)
JohnInLa wrote:
Did you even read this link?
Look at the column it's listed under!?
It's listed in the "opinion" section.
...and a REPUBLICAN'S opinion on Obama is MOOT, and don't mean much!
"Kurtz" is a documented LIAR, and a biased republican!
This article was on Annenburg!
If you want to learn the REAL, and UNBIASED fact on Obama and Annenburg, then go to Politifact, it's a PULITZER PRIZE winning fact checking site!
It is not biased...that's why ot won the Pulitzer Prize:)
Politifact rates this Annenburg, Ayers, and Obama crap a "pants on fire lie"
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
"This attack is false, but it's more than that – it's malicious. It unfairly tars not just Obama, but all the other prominent, well-respected Chicagoans who also volunteered their time to the foundation. They came from all walks of life and all political backgrounds, and there's ample evidence their mission was nothing more than improving ailing public schools in Chicago. Yet in the heat of a political campaign they have been accused of financing radicalism. That's Pants on Fire wrong."

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#784 Sep 13, 2012
Freebird USA wrote:
<quoted text>
The Fair Tax
Everybody. It's a privilege to pay taxes. Spread the joy.

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#785 Sep 13, 2012
Stock market doing very well.
Bush tax cuts for the uber rich extended in 2010.
$4/gal gas, oil companies doing fine.
Big banks on the rebound.
Tax loopholes still in place.
Plenty of tax free income out there.

-- obama doing just fine.

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