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bill orieilly

West Mifflin, PA

#51948 Aug 18, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Summertime Blues: Polls show ObamaCare support eroding amid roll-out problems
August 14, 2013
As problems continue to pile up over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, summertime polls from Fox News, Gallup and Rasmussen signal that growing confusion over the complexities of the law, how it will be rolled out and how much it will cost is eroding public support.
A majority of Americans say they believe the new health care law will increase their medical costs and taxes, according to an Aug. 8 Fox News poll. The survey found 57 percent of those polled felt the way ObamaCare was being rolled out was "a joke."
As problems continue to pile up over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, summertime polls from Fox News, Gallup and Rasmussen signal that growing confusion over the complexities of the law, how it will be rolled out and how much it will cost is eroding public support.

Didnt Fox,Gallup and Rasmussen polls have a close race between Romney and Obama ???????? didnt obama destroy the tea bagger romney in the election.
LMAO !! on a lighter note obama spends the weekend golfing in martha's vineyard.........
Lindsey Graham

West Mifflin, PA

#51949 Aug 18, 2013
Obama: GOP Favors ‘Hurting,’‘Harming’ and ‘Sticking it to’ Americans in Defunding Obamacare Debate
In a strongly worded defense of the healthcare law, President Barack Obama accused congressional Republicans who favor defunding Obamacare of a willingness for “hurting” sick people,“harming” the economy and “sticking it to” Americans.
But there’s also a group of Republicans in Congress working hard to confuse people, and making empty promises that they’ll either shut down the health care law, or, if they don’t get their way, they’ll shut down the government,” Obama said Saturday during his weekly address
Lindsey Graham

West Mifflin, PA

#51950 Aug 18, 2013
At the end of the day, while Americans are still on the fence about the Affordable Care Act as a blanket concept, when asked about particular remedies that the law includes, the public is overwhelmingly supportive

This suggests that the president has a messaging problem, not a policy problem --- whereas the Republicans simply lack any substantive alternative, let alone a popular one.

All of the above suggests that the current fight over health care reform has nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act and everything to do with the president who signed it.

Never mind the fact that the law already shows promising and valuable impact even before it’s fully in effect. Never mind the fact that cost estimates are dropping and, starting in 2014, the law will contain overall health care costs that are crippling our household budgets.

Never mind the fact that the central component of the law was a Republican idea. Conservative ideologues are willing to sacrifice much-needed health care reform and the well-being of millions of Americans who don’t have health insurance or are being denied care because of pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps on spending or other injustices -- all for the sick goal of undermining President Obama.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/03/28/5-r...
Nazi Beck

West Mifflin, PA

#51954 Aug 18, 2013
Glenn Beck thrashes Sen. Lindsey Graham’s idiotic comments on Egypt

Glenn’s blood hit the boiling point on radio this morning in reaction to some pretty remarkable audio from Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about the crisis in Egypt. During a visit to Cairo earlier this week, the Senators sat down with CBS News and admitted that the country is “just days or weeks” away from “all out bloodshed.”

“If Egypt spirals out of control, that means the Gaza Strip is no longer monitored at all,” Glenn said.“Israel would now have massive fighters going in. There’s nobody standing guard against Israel.”

Furthermore, there is the issue of oil. In 2008, oil prices hit $140/barrel and the U.S. economy collapsed. Today, speculation is that oil could hit $300/barrel.“So you know, 80% of the world’s oil goes through Egypt and the Suez Canal… If you shut down the Suez Canal, they are now saying that the price of a barrel of oil could skyrocket,” he explained.“It was 140 where we collapsed. 140. They are saying now that if they close the Suez Canal, if there is massive strife in the Middle East, you are looking at $300 a barrel of oil. It’s not like you’re looking at $10 a gallon gasoline. You’ll be lucky to have gasoline

Glenn Beck is voice of reason for the nazi tea baggers ! LMAO!

J McCain

West Mifflin, PA

#51955 Aug 18, 2013
Viewers of Glenn Beck, Dick Morris, Karl Rove, Sean Hannity,Bill O'Reilly are mostly communist nazi rebels disguised as tea baggers, but the landslide of Obama over Romney proved these Nazi lovers havent a clue, the voters spoke at the polls and look what happened !!!!!! LMAO!

Romney gets beat like a rented mule..........LOLOLOLOL!

Now the tea baggers whine and dont like the outcome.......well live with it you cant change a thing.......wait until hillary gets elected..........LMAO!
America deserves to fail

Lehighton, PA

#51958 Aug 18, 2013
... and I believe it will.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#51961 Aug 18, 2013
I be thinkin you better not be a white guy in disguise ! If you are , H.N.I.C. would be racist. If you black its ok to speak of the president in slave terms.
Let us all know what HDIC stands for cause you either gonna be banned from topix or applauded. LOL ! <quoted text>
It’s not a double standard.

It’s a standard.

http://vimeo.com/43636793 #

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#51964 Aug 18, 2013
The racial hating congressional Tea bags too cowardly to shut the government down and America knows that. The tea bags can only bark what that Limbaugh nut juice demands, huh tea bags? Tea bags will always run from a good political fight then scream victim status. Tea bags perfect the art of the wah wah WAH session, morons

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#51966 Aug 18, 2013
More wah wah wah from the tea bag, good cover dumbo
Welfare Rich

West Mifflin, PA

#51967 Aug 18, 2013
Contrary to "Entitlement Society" Rhetoric, Over Nine-Tenths of Entitlement Benefits Go to Elderly, Disabled, or Working Households:

Some conservative critics of federal social programs, including leading presidential candidates, are sounding an alarm that the United States is rapidly becoming an “entitlement society” in which social programs are undermining the work ethic and creating a large class of Americans who prefer to depend on government benefits rather than work

A new CBPP analysis of budget and Census data, however, shows that more than 90 percent of the benefit dollars that entitlement and other mandatory programs[1] spend go to assist people who are elderly, seriously disabled, or members of working households — not to able-bodied, working-age Americans who choose not to work

Such beliefs are starkly at odds with the basic facts regarding social programs, the analysis finds. Federal budget and Census data show that, in 2010, 91 percentof the benefit dollars from entitlement and other mandatory programs went to the elderly (people 65 and over), the seriously disabled, and members of working households. People who are neither elderly nor disabled — and do not live in a working household — received only 9 percent of the benefits.

Yes folks only 9 % of the poor, elderly and disabled get 9%....the rich get the other 91 %...

Damn that Obama giving away free phones !!!

take a peek :

Retired teabagger

West Mifflin, PA

#51968 Aug 18, 2013
Here is a list of the 47% of moochers that receive benefits:

Age 65 and up get 53% Mostly due to contributing to Social Security all their lives.

Disabled ( non elderly ) 20% which includes children with severe birth defects that they can never work, also disabled vets and people who have severe health issues,and cannot work.

In a working household 18%( non elderly ,non disabled )

Damn them moochers getting free stuff on my dollar !!!

Retired teabagger

West Mifflin, PA

#51969 Aug 18, 2013
91 percent of the benefits provided through entitlement programs went to people who were elderly (65 or older), disabled (receiving Social Security disability benefits, SSI disability benefits, or Medicare on the basis of a disability — all three programs use essentially the same disability standard, which limits eligibility to people with medically certified disabilities that leave them substantially unable to work), or members of a household in which an individual worked at least 1,000 hours during the year. As noted, the 91 percent figure is unchanged if one includes veterans’ and federal retirement programs.
This analysis defines working households as those in which someone has worked at least 1,000 hours a year. This is a conservative definition. If two household members work more than 1,000 hours between them but no single individual works at least 1,000 hours, we do not classify the unit as a working household.

Retired teabagger

West Mifflin, PA

#51971 Aug 18, 2013
If we add in the principal discretionary programs that help people meet basic needs (low-income housing, WIC, and LIHEAP) and examine both them and the entitlement and other mandatory programs, the 91 percent figure drops to 90 percent.
This analysis uses a narrow definition of disability that misses individuals who become disabled so young that they haven’t amassed enough work history to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance or Medicare, and whose countable household income or assets are over the very low SSI eligibility limits, which are below the poverty line. If we broaden the definition to include other adults who report work-limiting disabilities in the Census survey data, the percentage of benefits going to people who are elderly or disabled or members of working households rises from 91 percent to 92 percent

These moochers are breaking the bank !!!

Romneys 47 percent

West Mifflin, PA

#51974 Aug 18, 2013
Myth 4: SNAP spending is out-of-control.

Reality 4: SNAP has only responded to increased need given the current economic state.

Since the number of SNAP beneficiaries is at a historic high, critics have called President Obama the “Food Stamp President.” In reality, these high enrollment numbers merely reflect the counter-cyclical nature of the SNAP program. The program acts as a safety-net, allowing anyone who is eligible to enroll. Because of the economic recession, more Americans are eligible for SNAP and, as a result, have become SNAP beneficiaries. When the economy recovers, the number of the SNAP beneficiaries should drop, and there is already some evidence suggesting that is the case.


West Mifflin, PA

#51975 Aug 18, 2013
Senators get automatic $2,900 pay boost after MP’s vote to increase their own salaries
When MPs quietly gave themselves a pay increase late last month — ending a three-year salary freeze — they not only gave a gift to themselves, but to the legislative body down the hall.
The base salary for senators went up to $135,200 from $132,300 — an increase of $2,900 — on April 1,2013 the same day salary increases kicked in for MPs, whose base salary rose to $160,200 from just under $158,000, for an increase of about $2,500.
While MPs gave themselves a 1.6 per cent increase, that decision for senators translated into an approximately 2.3 per cent wage increase for everyone in the upper chamber, including Sen. Patrick Brazeau who is on a forced leave of absence. Senate administrative rules allow the upper chamber to reduce a suspended senator’s salary. Brazeau, however, is not suspended, meaning he retains his salary and only has spending limits imposed on his office budget.

On a more interesting note:

Over the past month, Congress has been working to re-authorize the farm bill, which funds and sets the country’s food and agricultural policy every five years. Both the Senate and House had planned to make significant cuts to SNAP, which accounts for approximately 76 percent of the farm bill’s budget. The Senate proposed and passed a bill, which would make cuts of $4.1 billion in SNAP funding over the next ten years, meaning an estimated 500,000 families will lose $90 per month in benefits. The House failed to pass a bill that would make even more aggressive cuts, reducing SNAP funding by $20 billion over the next ten years, cuts that would impact almost 2 million people. But that is not the only debate surrounding the farm bill. Despite serving nearly one in seven Americans, SNAP is widely misunderstood with countless myths mischaracterizing the program.


West Mifflin, PA

#51976 Aug 18, 2013
Patrick Brazeau (born November 11, 1974) is a suspended. Canadian senator, who until February 7, 2013, was sitting with the Conservative Party. At the age of 38, he is the youngest current Senator. From February 2006 until January 2009 he held the position of national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. Brazeau was expelled from the Conservative caucus following his February 7, 2013, arrest for domestic assault and sexual assault.??????? LOL!

Patrick Brazeau gets a pay raise and is suspened? WTF? LMAO! OMG! LOL!
R NIxon

West Mifflin, PA

#51977 Aug 18, 2013
Not only is SNAP an economic driver, the entire welfare program is the greatest profit generator this country has. The safety net it represents gives entrepreneurs the chance to take bigger risks. We've always said that small business is what employs people and drives our economy. I wonder how many of those small business owners would've even tried their ventures if failure meant starvation for their families. It counters risk and free people to take chances they wouldn't ordinarily take. But I don't expect these dumb tea baggers to make that connection.

And to idiot that said they could feed themselves for 4.20 a day - you can't. And keep your anecdotal bullshit to yourselves. Why do dumb tea baggers always use anecdotal evidence over fact? Sure, in 1970 5 bucks mean you could live. In 2013, don't even pretend you can. But it is funny how one dumb tea bagger earlier said that food stamps are a driver for obesity then this dumb tea bagger says the money provides only low quality foods. No shit. That's why poverty can create obesity. Food stamps will buy bread and potatoes. They won't buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Then these dumbasses wonder why people in poverty suffer from poor diet and obesity.

Like I said though, these aren't people that understand difficult concepts. That's why they're now in the powerless margins of society, constantly screaming from the sidelines and wondering why they can't win an election while they offend women, blacks, poor people, young people, homosexuals, immigrants and everyone that graduated college. You can tell them that old white men don't decide elections anymore and that they've lost 5 out of the last 6 national elections going back 20 years, but they'll just shake their bible at you and scream about taxes they don't pay.
G Bush

West Mifflin, PA

#51978 Aug 18, 2013
According to U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the coalition mission was "to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people."[23] Former chief counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council Richard A. Clarke believes Bush took office with a predetermined plan to invade Iraq.[24] General Wesley Clark, the former Supreme NATO Allied Commander and Joint Chiefs of Staff Director of Strategy and Policy, describes in his 2003 book, Winning Modern Wars, his conversation with a military officer in the Pentagon shortly after 9/11 regarding a plan to attack seven Middle Eastern countries in five years: "As I went back through the Pentagon in November 2001, one of the senior military staff officers had time for a chat. Yes, we were still on track for going against Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there were a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan." [25] Others place a much greater emphasis on the impact of the 11 September 2001 attacks, and the role this played in changing U.S. strategic calculations, and the rise of the freedom agenda.[26][27] According to Blair, the trigger was Iraq's failure to take a "final opportunity" to disarm itself of alleged nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that U.S. and British officials called an immediate and intolerable threat to world peace.[28] In 2005, the Central Intelligence Agency released a report saying that no weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq.[29]

In a January 2003 CBS poll 64% of Americans had approved of military action against Iraq, however 63% wanted Bush to find a diplomatic solution rather than go to war, and 62% believed the threat of terrorism directed against the U.S. would increase due to war.[30] The invasion of Iraq was strongly opposed by some long-standing U.S. allies, including the governments of France, Germany, New Zealand, and Canada.[31][32][33] Their leaders argued that there was no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and that invading the country was not justified in the context of UNMOVIC's 12 February 2003 report. On 15 February 2003, a month before the invasion, there were worldwide protests against the Iraq War, including a rally of three million people in Rome, which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest ever anti-war rally.[34] According to the French academic Dominique Reynié, between 3 January and 12 April 2003, 36 million people across the globe took part in almost 3,000 protests against the Iraq war.[35]

M Romney

West Mifflin, PA

#51979 Aug 18, 2013
President Obama played cards during Osama bin Laden raid:

President Obama didn’t spend all the time during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden glued to a video feed in the White House Situation Room.

He took time out to play cards. Obama was “like,‘I can’t watch this entire thing,’” former aide Reggie Love said in a recent speech at UCLA. A video of the July 19 event was posted and then removed from YouTube Wednesday .

I think the point Reggie Love was making was that Obama is always COOL UNDER PRESSURE. Lol....tell us something we don't know. But his entire Presidency probably depended on that RAID so he probably just played cards to release the nervous energy.

Obama is the COOLEST and one of the SMARTEST Presidents of all time.

He was cool under pressure against Hillary in 2008 and then against McCain for the Presidency. But there was probably more pressure last year in the second DEBATE against Romney. Obama clearly didn't show up for the FIRST DEBATE and Romney was SURGING in the polls.

So what happens? President Obama destroys Romney in the second DEBATE and the THIRD DEBATE on foreign policy was a LAUGHER. It was like Obama was debating a child.

At one point Obama turned to the clueless Romney and said ''You mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed.''

After that Romney was TOAST.

So yes...this President is ALWAYS cool under pressure. That's why he is known as ''NO DRAMA...OBAMA.'' The cooler head always prevails.

Cards anyone? LMAO!


Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#51982 Aug 19, 2013
America says you a liar, ignorant cut and paste champion dumb ass.

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