The President has failed us

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

“ON THE PROWL”

Since: May 08

Ocala, FL

#33048 Oct 5, 2012
President Starky wrote:
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Joe Biden to Big Bird: "He goin put ya'all back in cage"
LOL.. YUP.. ;-)

Eagle

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#33049 Oct 5, 2012
Rico the Gingerbread Man wrote:
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You see.. you tards cannot even site one lie Obama made during the debate. On the other hand... Romney said 27 lies in 38 minutes.
“I’ve put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan…. And the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut, we ask for $1 of additional revenue…. That’s how the bipartisan commission that talked about how we should move forward suggested.”
— Obama
Though Obama often claims that his deficit-reduction plan has the “balanced approach” of the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission proposal offered by the co-chairmen, the Simpson-Bowles plan is actually quite different.(The commission failed to reach a consensus.)

For instance, Simpson-Bowles envisioned $4 trillion in debt reduction over nine years; the president’s plan would spread the cuts over 10 years. A good chunk of the savings from deficit reduction piles up in that last year. When the two plans are compared apples to apples, Simpson-Bowles yields about $6.6 trillion in deficit reduction — 50 percent more than Obama’s plan.(For a detailed look at the Simpson-Bowles, here is a link to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.)

By Obama’s math, you have nearly $3.8 trillion in spending cuts, compared to $1.5 trillion in tax increases (letting the Bush tax cuts expire for high-income Americans). That’s how he claims $1 of tax increases for every $2.50 of spending cuts.

But virtually no serious budget analyst agreed with this accounting. Obama’s $4 trillion figure, for instance, includes counting some $1 trillion in cuts reached a year ago in budget negotiations with Congress. So no matter who is the president, the savings are already in the bank.

The Obama campaign notes that the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the president’s budget would reduce the deficit by $3.5 trillion over 10 years. The national debt, as a percentage of the gross domestic product, would rise from 73 percent to 76 percent in that period, however. The left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities also pegs the administration’s deficit reduction as $3.8 trillion, but says the ratio of spending cuts to tax increases is 1 to 1.

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“It’s important for us ... that we take some of the money that we’re saving as we wind down two wars to rebuild America.”
— Obama
This is fantasy money. The administration is counting $848 billion in phantom savings from winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though the administration had long made clear those wars would end.

In other words, by projecting war spending far in the future, the administration is able to claim credit for saving money it never intended to spend. And Obama would still be borrowing the money to “rebuild America”(Imagine someone borrowing $50,000 a year for college — and then declaring that they have an extra $500,000 to spend over the next decade once they graduate.)

This budget trick actually works both ways. The Bush administration never properly accounted for war spending, refusing to project costs in the future, which kept its deficit projections artificially low. Now that the wars are winding down, the Obama administration is happy to project costs far into the future, because it artificially inflates the potential deficit reduction. Funny how that works.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...

There are plenty more. That's why I said what I said in my previous post. Has there ever been a time where politicians don't lie? If that's what you're waiting on, then you should never vote again - ever.

“Nature made creatures ”

Since: Jun 10

religion made them human

#33050 Oct 5, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
For the first time, Philadelphia resident Viviette Applewhite actually got a state-issued photo ID from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
It was an important moment that went practically unnoticed when it it took place in August, according to Horace Cooper of Project 21 and Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy.
“Applewhite is 93-years-old, does not drive, is confined to a wheelchair, lacks many personal identification documents, and yet she managed to get herself -- with no assistance from the ACLU -- to her local PennDot office, where she was issued an ID,” Danhof explained.
“If she can obtain an ID, everyone in Pennsylvania can and should,” he added.
But that’s not half the story, according to Cooper.
Applewhite is more than just an elderly woman who had marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-- she was actually the lead plaintiff in the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) original lawsuit against Pennsylvania's voter ID law.
The Pennsylvania Voter ID law isn’t as onerous as the ACLU would have people believe, according to Cooper, a former law professor at George Mason University in Virginia.
It allows citizens to use eight different forms of identification to prove their identities.
Ironically, Applewhite probably didn’t have to make the long trip to the DMV at all, Cooper said.
“She actually did have a form of ID that would have allowed her to vote,” he told CNSNews.com .“She did not have a state-issued equivalent to a driver’s license, but at the care facility where she’s been living, they had an ID card for her that they used to make sure that she was getting her medicines, and all that – and she actually could have used that.”
http://cnsnews.com/blog/pete-winn/93-year-old...
One down.., another 758,000 Pennsylvania ID's to go.

Pennsylvania Voter ID LAW
By Francis Wilkinson Oct 4, 2012 11:38 AM ET

"Pennsylvania is on record with an estimate that 758,000 registered voters lack the proper ID. Over the course of 2012, a few more than 10,000 of those voters obtained one. So if the courts had permitted the law to go forward, perhaps three quarters of a million registered Pennsylvania voters would have been unable to vote this November."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-04/penn...
Miss Chevious

Detroit, MI

#33051 Oct 5, 2012
Mass attack wrote:
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Tell him right away. Anyone who wants to marry a "finance" rather than a "fiance" is just out for the money anyway.(So be sure to let him know that you call him your "finance".) If you scare him off that'd be one more guy escaping a heartless gold-digger.
Of course, if he's an Obama supporter, he'll be glad to marry you if YOU become the "finance" and pay for his free sh*t the rest of his life. He won't give a rat's about your cousin as long as he's set up nicely like a fat tick on a big dog's jugular.
hey leper, I have a highly advanced mastery of the engish language plus I am good in the bed.

14/88

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#33052 Oct 5, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
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“I’ve put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan…. And the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut, we ask for $1 of additional revenue…. That’s how the bipartisan commission that talked about how we should move forward suggested.”
— Obama
Though Obama often claims that his deficit-reduction plan has the “balanced approach” of the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission proposal offered by the co-chairmen, the Simpson-Bowles plan is actually quite different.(The commission failed to reach a consensus.)
For instance, Simpson-Bowles envisioned $4 trillion in debt reduction over nine years; the president’s plan would spread the cuts over 10 years. A good chunk of the savings from deficit reduction piles up in that last year. When the two plans are compared apples to apples, Simpson-Bowles yields about $6.6 trillion in deficit reduction — 50 percent more than Obama’s plan.(For a detailed look at the Simpson-Bowles, here is a link to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.)
By Obama’s math, you have nearly $3.8 trillion in spending cuts, compared to $1.5 trillion in tax increases (letting the Bush tax cuts expire for high-income Americans). That’s how he claims $1 of tax increases for every $2.50 of spending cuts.
But virtually no serious budget analyst agreed with this accounting. Obama’s $4 trillion figure, for instance, includes counting some $1 trillion in cuts reached a year ago in budget negotiations with Congress. So no matter who is the president, the savings are already in the bank.
The Obama campaign notes that the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the president’s budget would reduce the deficit by $3.5 trillion over 10 years. The national debt, as a percentage of the gross domestic product, would rise from 73 percent to 76 percent in that period, however. The left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities also pegs the administration’s deficit reduction as $3.8 trillion, but says the ratio of spending cuts to tax increases is 1 to 1.
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“It’s important for us ... that we take some of the money that we’re saving as we wind down two wars to rebuild America.”
— Obama
This is fantasy money. The administration is counting $848 billion in phantom savings from winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though the administration had long made clear those wars would end.
In other words, by projecting war spending far in the future, the administration is able to claim credit for saving money it never intended to spend. And Obama would still be borrowing the money to “rebuild America”(Imagine someone borrowing $50,000 a year for college — and then declaring that they have an extra $500,000 to spend over the next decade once they graduate.)
This budget trick actually works both ways. The Bush administration never properly accounted for war spending, refusing to project costs in the future, which kept its deficit projections artificially low. Now that the wars are winding down, the Obama administration is happy to project costs far into the future, because it artificially inflates the potential deficit reduction. Funny how that works.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
There are plenty more. That's why I said what I said in my previous post. Has there ever been a time where politicians don't lie? If that's what you're waiting on, then you should never vote again - ever.
Ok, so where is the lie at?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#33053 Oct 5, 2012
USMail XXXII wrote:
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One down.., another 758,000 Pennsylvania ID's to go.
Pennsylvania Voter ID LAW
By Francis Wilkinson Oct 4, 2012 11:38 AM ET
"Pennsylvania is on record with an estimate that 758,000 registered voters lack the proper ID. Over the course of 2012, a few more than 10,000 of those voters obtained one. So if the courts had permitted the law to go forward, perhaps three quarters of a million registered Pennsylvania voters would have been unable to vote this November."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-04/penn...
And, what have those estimated 758k registered voters been doing with their time since the last election? It couldn't possibly take 2 years to get to a place that issues ID's. Pennsylvania is not that rural.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#33055 Oct 5, 2012
IRS: Obama tax hike threatens one million small businesses

Over and over again we hear Democrats claim that raising tax rates on the rich won’t dampen economic recovery. They also claim it would only affect a fraction of small business owners. In yesterday’s debate, the president asserted, as he has often, that 97 percent of businesses who pay individual rates would not see a tax increase.

Well, judging from this new study by Internal Revenue Service, allowing Bush-era tax rates for high earners to expire, the centerpiece of President Obama’s tax plan and a big part of his campaign rhetoric, would mean that 1 million companies would be hit with new taxes. According to the IRS, which goes to great lengths to define a small business, high-income earners make up 24 percent of all small businesses that have employees.

http://www.humanevents.com/2012/10/04/new-i-r...

IRS study:
http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/tax-p...
Drink the hivE

New York, NY

#33056 Oct 5, 2012
Sound' 2 Me Like 1967: The Obama Malmstrom UFO Incident...

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#33057 Oct 5, 2012
Lakesuckless1961 wrote:
A vote for BO is a vote flushed.
any white person who votes for BO is an imbecile.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#33058 Oct 5, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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Ok, so where is the lie at?
Sorry, this forum doesn't allow for text to speech conversion. It is obvious that you can only look at pictures because you didn't(or couldn't) READ my post. Maybe call your literate neighbor over so they can read it to you.
Mass attack

Rumford, RI

#33059 Oct 5, 2012
Miss Chevious wrote:
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hey leper, I have a highly advanced mastery of the engish language plus I am good in the bed.
14/88
You had me at "good in bed".

Love,

Leper

PS - Actually, even your "finance" will be pleased about that one!

PSS - Ok, well... it would be better if your were just "good" at the English language and but had attained a "highly advanced mastery" in bed. But that's a minor point.(A girl who just shows up in bed is considered to have "advanced mastery" by most guys anyway.)
Erica71

Franklin, TN

#33060 Oct 5, 2012
I see on my page here that a post had been removed....can the individual remove a post...or is topix doing that?

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#33061 Oct 5, 2012
Cooked Books wrote:
this morning the purported unemployment figure is 7.8% Talk about cooking the books!
Brokeback Barry hasn't fixed anything:

This “official unemployment rate” has been manipulated throughout the years. The current version does not include discouraged workers (those who stop looking for work, or no longer can qualify for unemployment benefits) and the underemployed (those who take part-time jobs just to get by).

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., stated in The Washington Times,“The official unemployment rate treats this subset of Americans, totaling as many as 88 million people, as if they just vanished ... call it what it is, an accounting gimmick.”

So What Is the Real Number That Obama Would Prefer You Don’t See?

The real unemployment rate is an eye-opening 22.3%, according to John Williams with Shadow Government Statistics ... nearly triple the “official unemployment rate.”

But as alarming as this number is, certain experts — like Dick Morris, John Bolton, Lou Dobbs, Newt Gingrich, and Larry Kudlow — believe our economic situation could get much, MUCH worse.

Read more: Jobless rate is inaccurate as Obama Plays a Numbers Game

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#33062 Oct 5, 2012
"Inside Job" does a brilliant job of exposing the criminals of Wall street and in the federal government, despite BO's lofty words and platitudes he has done zero to hold any of them accountable. Why not?

AS tub of guts Michael Moore said" wall street has it's man and his name is Barack Obama".

However I will posit forever that with no CRA, with no government coercion, with no ACORN, with no Barack Obama, with no Frank and Dodd, there never could have been a derivative market and credit default swaps and therefore no financial crisis in the mortgage industry or on Wall Street..
Bull Conner

Canyon Country, CA

#33063 Oct 5, 2012
sage won wrote:
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any white person who votes for BO is an imbecile.
That's telling em' Boy!

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#33064 Oct 5, 2012
Erica71 wrote:
"If you want to be president you owe the American people the truth."
Obama said this in Denver after the debate...I guess the same rule doesn't apply to him.
Obama's entire life is one long, continuous lie. 38 in one book alone.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#33065 Oct 5, 2012
Faux News wrote:
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Why Race Is Still a Problem for Mormons
“I BELIEVE that in 1978 God changed his mind about black people,” sings Elder Kevin Price in the Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon.” The line is meant to be funny, and it is — in part because it’s true.
In a June 1978 letter, the first presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaimed that “all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color.” Men of African descent could now hold the priesthood, the power and authority exercised by all male members of the church in good standing. Such a statement was necessary, because until then, blacks were relegated to a very second-class status within the church.
The revelation may have lifted the ban, but it neither repudiated it nor apologized for it.“It doesn’t make a particle of difference,” proclaimed the Mormon apostle Bruce R. McConkie a few months later,“what anybody ever said about the Negro matter before the first day of June of this year, 1978.”
Mr. McConkie meant such words to encourage Mormons to embrace the new revelation, and he may have solemnly believed that it made the history of the priesthood ban irrelevant. But to many others around the country, statements of former church leaders about “the Negro matter” do, in fact, matter a great deal.
They cause pain to church members of African descent, provide cover for repugnant views and make the church an easy target for criticism and satire. The church would benefit itself and its members — and one member in particular, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — by formally repudiating the priesthood ban and the racist theories that accompanied it.
Mormonism wasn’t always troubled by anti-black racism. In a country deeply stained by slavery and anti-black racism, the church, founded by Joseph Smith in 1830, was noteworthy for its relative racial egalitarianism. Smith episodically opposed slavery and tolerated the priesthood ordination of black men, at least one of whom, Elijah Abel, occupied a position of minor authority.
It was Smith’s successor, Brigham Young, who adopted the policies that now haunt the church. He described black people as cursed with dark skin as punishment for Cain’s murder of his brother.“Any man having one drop of the seed of Cane in him cannot hold the priesthood,” he declared in 1852. Young deemed black-white intermarriage so sinful that he suggested that a man could atone for it only by having “his head cut off” and spilling “his blood upon the ground.” Other Mormon leaders convinced themselves that the pre-existent spirits of black people had sinned in heaven by supporting Lucifer in his rebellion against God.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/opinion/sun...
Jews seem to have a problem with intermarriage as well, especially the women. I've never heard of a jewish woman marrying a black man. Likely why Prince could never get that little cutie from the Bangles. And he was half white.

“Extremely me”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#33066 Oct 5, 2012
Miss Chevious wrote:
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hey leper, I have a highly advanced mastery of the engish language plus I am good in the bed.
14/88
"engish"?

What language is that?

It's spelled English and it should be capitalized.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#33067 Oct 5, 2012
Cricket 23 wrote:
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How about this Media Bias Hack for B.O.?
Chris Matthews: "I Felt This Thrill Going Up My Leg" As Obama Spoke
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/13/chri...
What say you?
His gerbil had gotten loose and was heading for "home".

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#33068 Oct 5, 2012
sage won wrote:
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any white person who votes for BO is an imbecile.
"Rednecks for Obama" page creates controversy

LEE COUNTY -
Race and politics are two topics many people try to avoid. But controversy isn't stopping one Cape Coral teenager. It's just how he's getting his point across that got our attention!

For many people, just seeing the Confederate Flag can stir up some very strong emotions. And seeing President Barack Obama's picture next to that flag is something you might not expect to see.

Now though, the juxtaposition is part of a political message is part of a 16-year-old Ryan Turner's political message.

Ryan says he has the heart of a redneck.

"It's someone who's not afraid to get down and dirty for their money - someone who's not afraid to work hard wipe the sweat off their brow," he said.

"May use a little foul language once in a while but they're not bad people," added his uncle, Tony Turner.

Ryan explained his uncle Tony has been a big part of his life – especially since his father died of cancer 10-years ago.

"If he had good health insurance it would be totally curable - prostate cancer," Ryan said.

And it's that idea - healthcare reform - that steered Ryan toward one candidate.

"Oh, definitely President Obama," he said.

He even started a 'Rednecks for Obama' Facebook page.

"We're rednecks, but we're not racists," he said.

The premise is not exactly original. We found similar groups formed the last time Obama ran for president.

Ryan says where some see a symbol of hate in the Confederate Flag, he sees history.

"It's very, very likely my family fought in the Confederate Army," Ryan said.

"When I grew up in Plant City, Florida, they were still fighting the Civil War," Tony added.

It shouldn't be surprising to hear Ryan and his Uncle Tony to talk about southern heritage. After all, they live in Lee County, Florida - place named after confederate general Robert E. Lee.

When Lee County democrats opened up their new headquarters on Saturday, Ryan brought his own decoration - America's first black president conjoined with the Confederacy.

Moments later party leaders asked Ryan to take it down.

"If somebody is offended by it, I can understand it because they're only seeing one half of the flag," Tony said.

James Muwakkil, President of Lee County's NAACP, says he doesn't mind the Confederate Flag next to President Obama.

"Not if the intention is positive," he said. "For us to be here in the Deep South, and to see whites embracing an African-American man - we love it."

"The reason for the group is to prove not all southerners are racist," Ryan explained.

Lee County democratic leaders canceled our interview for Thursday.

We reached out to the Obama campaign to find out if they endorse Rednecks for Obama. They welcome the support, but did not want to comment on whether they support the use of the Confederate Flag next to the president.

http://www.abc-7.com/story/19240739/rednecks-...

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