Obama says U.S. can't afford more sho...

Obama says U.S. can't afford more showdowns over debt, deficits

There are 479 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 5, 2013, titled Obama says U.S. can't afford more showdowns over debt, deficits. In it, Reuters reports that:

Fresh from the long legislative fight to prevent a "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts, President Barack Obama warned on Saturday that the United States could not afford further budget showdowns this year or in the future.

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“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#346 Jan 8, 2013
the rest of us wrote:
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Easy Larry, you know that with your emotionally stunted 15 y.o. girl maturity level that next you will be wishing bodily harm and/or death on those who disagree with you. Go get a glass of milk and watch TV, the cartoons are on now.
You are so right!

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#347 Jan 8, 2013
OH NO YOU Did not wrote:
<quoted text>
But the Senate will not pass a budget
Harry Reid is too busy skimming monies from the stimulus
He needs an addition on his 15000 sq ft home in NV.
He has to pay his house slaves more these days.
So he is way too busy.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#348 Jan 8, 2013
OH NO YOU Did not wrote:
<quoted text>
But the Senate will not pass a budget
How Did Harry Reid Become Rich?
(Mark Noonan)– According to Open Secrets, Senator Harry Reid has a minimum net worth of $2,827,056.00, a maximum worth of $6,307,999.00 and an average net worth of $4,567,527.00. Why all the discrepancies?
Because our leaders, much as they set up campaign finance laws to protect themselves, have set up their disclosure requirements to hide things. They don’t really want us to know how much they have and thus the millions of dollars of variance possible in Reid’s fortune.
Still, taking that nearly $4.6 million average for Reid seems fair – if it’s really off, then it’s up to Reid to correct the record. And that is quite a rise for a man who endlessly reminds us was born poor.
I’m pretty sure I’m safe in saying that for everyone reading this, that is quite a lot of money. In fact, more money than any of us are likely to (a) ever have or (b) even know what to do with, if we did have it. Lots of people start poor, work hard, and get rich – in the private sector.
The problem, for Harry Reid, is that since he graduated college, there hasn’t been a lot of time outside of government service. Reid was elected to the State Assembly in 1966 and in the past 43 years (when Reid went from 27 years old to 70 – and your humble correspondent went from 2 to 45), the only gap in public service was the two years in the mid-70&#8242;s between his term as Lt. Governor and his service on the Nevada Gaming Commission. And during that time he ran for Mayor of Las Vegas, leaving little time to build up a fortune in the private sector.
Right now, as Senate Majority Leader, Reid earns $193,400.00 per year – a back-bencher earns $174,000.00.
Reid has been earning that 193 grand for a few years, but when he first entered the Senate in 1987, I think the Senate salary was about $125,000.00 per year. In order to build up $4.6 million dollars over the past 43 years, Reid would have had to sock aside – out of various government salaries – nearly $107,000.00 per year.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#349 Jan 8, 2013
Does anyone want to believe that Reid has done this? That he has saved his government-salary pennies (including for all those years when he made far less than even $107,000.00 per year) and built up his fortune just out of the money we know he’s been earning since he entered public office? And what if Reid’s fortune is actually closer to the higher estimate of $6.3 million?
It’s just not credible that Reid has done this just out of his government salary. The man has raised 5 kids, through college. His various government salaries were enough to live on but how, with all the expenses, did Reid build up so much money? What did he do? How did he do it?
How does a man who’s “product” is legislation make so much money that he can build up more than four and a half million dollars of net worth?
Its small wonder that Reid believes in the power of government to make things good. They’ve certainly made things good for him. He’s risen from the son of a hard-rock miner to a fabulously wealthy Senate Majority Leader. Being in government, for Reid, has been like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. He hasn’t had to work for money, but he’s managed to acquire quite a lot of it.
But is this what we want? Do we want people who enter politics poor and leave it very rich? Nothing wrong with a poor man being in government. Nothing wrong with being a rich man in government. But to start poor and end rich while never doing anything in the private sector is a clear indicator of trading on one’s position.
And this is why Reid wants so desperately to remain in power – because it’s all he’s got.
The whole of Reid’s position in life has been built on his government office. Wealth, power and prestige, for Reid, are dependent upon his remaining in office. To lose office is to lose the ability to, say, build up another four million dollars. It’s not like Reid has any marketable skills for the private sector – even his skill as a lawyer is probably rusty as he hasn’t done any real legal practice since the 1960&#8242;s.
Reid, out of the Senate, is a nobody.
Reid is asking us to entrust him with 6 more years in the United States Senate. Before we do such a thing, it is fair for us to ask:“Reid, how did you become a rich man?”
All evidence indicates that Reid has enriched himself off his government position and unless we get evidence, from Reid, to the contrary, we daren’t re-elect him. Nevada is in trouble and we need leaders who are for us, not just living off us.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#350 Jan 8, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
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How Did Harry Reid Become Rich?
(Mark Noonan)– According to Open Secrets, Senator Harry Reid has a minimum net worth of $2,827,056.00, a maximum worth of $6,307,999.00 and an average net worth of $4,567,527.00. Why all the discrepancies?
Because our leaders, much as they set up campaign finance laws to protect themselves, have set up their disclosure requirements to hide things. They don’t really want us to know how much they have and thus the millions of dollars of variance possible in Reid’s fortune.
Still, taking that nearly $4.6 million average for Reid seems fair – if it’s really off, then it’s up to Reid to correct the record. And that is quite a rise for a man who endlessly reminds us was born poor.
I’m pretty sure I’m safe in saying that for everyone reading this, that is quite a lot of money. In fact, more money than any of us are likely to (a) ever have or (b) even know what to do with, if we did have it. Lots of people start poor, work hard, and get rich – in the private sector.
The problem, for Harry Reid, is that since he graduated college, there hasn’t been a lot of time outside of government service. Reid was elected to the State Assembly in 1966 and in the past 43 years (when Reid went from 27 years old to 70 – and your humble correspondent went from 2 to 45), the only gap in public service was the two years in the mid-70&#8242;s between his term as Lt. Governor and his service on the Nevada Gaming Commission. And during that time he ran for Mayor of Las Vegas, leaving little time to build up a fortune in the private sector.
Right now, as Senate Majority Leader, Reid earns $193,400.00 per year – a back-bencher earns $174,000.00.
Reid has been earning that 193 grand for a few years, but when he first entered the Senate in 1987, I think the Senate salary was about $125,000.00 per year. In order to build up $4.6 million dollars over the past 43 years, Reid would have had to sock aside – out of various government salaries – nearly $107,000.00 per year.
Oooh, what a nice fairy tale! Tell us another story Auntie Vance!!
rider

Marquette, MI

#352 Jan 8, 2013
Georgette Mosbacher: Republican Party Makes Me 'Angry'

Huffington Post &#8206;- 15 hours ago
Best not to ask GOP fundraising legend Georgette Mosbacher about the state of her beloved party unless you want an earful.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#353 Jan 9, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
We haven't saved any money because the Republican controlled House KEEP PASSING APPROPRIATIONS BILLS to spend our tax dollars and increase the debt.
If they REALLY wanted to cut spending as they claim, they would.......(wait for it).....(you know what's coming)...... STOP PASSING APPROPRIATIONS BILLS!!!!!
Liberals always have to create false bravado. Where was your complaint while Pelosi and Obama ran up 6 trillion in debt?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#354 Jan 9, 2013
rider wrote:
Georgette Mosbacher: Republican Party Makes Me 'Angry'
Huffington Post &#8206;- 15 hours ago
Best not to ask GOP fundraising legend Georgette Mosbacher about the state of her beloved party unless you want an earful.
]Obama Hosts Screening of Sitcom '1600 PENN'... but he is going to pivot to jobs just any month now. Hello Sandy Victims, the red tape is almost gonna maybe could be cut sometime soon also.
OH NO YOU Did not

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#355 Jan 9, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Sorry oh progressively wise one, I makde the error if looking at facts. By spending, you mean like the 2012 Ryan budget, which dramatically cut spending and PASSED the House 235-189. It was sent to Reid (Obama) in the Senate for a vote but Reid (Obama) wouldn't let the Senate vote on it? That was the House budget that required spending cuts instead of just tax increases. You know, like the 2% tax, I mean, withholding, Obama just signed for ALL working people. We thought Obama said only those rich people would be taxed, and now we find out if you get a paycheck, you’re rich. Damn the system.
<quoted text>
Yeah, the Obamatons think they only have intelligence and the rest of the nation is just too stupid to understand. When in reality the opposite is true. The House passed several budgets, but because the Senate Democrats and Reid could not accept the cuts they killed the bills. However, Obamatons like We the Sheeple will never accept reality and the truth.
BTW. you are right "We thought Obama said only those rich people would be taxed, and now we find out if you get a paycheck, you’re rich." Obama meant to tax all Americans even the middle class. He just lied while campaigning. What a concept! Damn the system. lol
OH NO YOU Did not

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#356 Jan 9, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
<quoted text>
How Did Harry Reid Become Rich?
(Mark Noonan)– According to Open Secrets, Senator Harry Reid has a minimum net worth of $2,827,056.00, a maximum worth of $6,307,999.00 and an average net worth of $4,567,527.00. Why all the discrepancies?
Because our leaders, much as they set up campaign finance laws to protect themselves, have set up their disclosure requirements to hide things. They don’t really want us to know how much they have and thus the millions of dollars of variance possible in Reid’s fortune.
Still, taking that nearly $4.6 million average for Reid seems fair – if it’s really off, then it’s up to Reid to correct the record. And that is quite a rise for a man who endlessly reminds us was born poor.
I’m pretty sure I’m safe in saying that for everyone reading this, that is quite a lot of money. In fact, more money than any of us are likely to (a) ever have or (b) even know what to do with, if we did have it. Lots of people start poor, work hard, and get rich – in the private sector.
The problem, for Harry Reid, is that since he graduated college, there hasn’t been a lot of time outside of government service. Reid was elected to the State Assembly in 1966 and in the past 43 years (when Reid went from 27 years old to 70 – and your humble correspondent went from 2 to 45), the only gap in public service was the two years in the mid-70&#8242;s between his term as Lt. Governor and his service on the Nevada Gaming Commission. And during that time he ran for Mayor of Las Vegas, leaving little time to build up a fortune in the private sector.
Right now, as Senate Majority Leader, Reid earns $193,400.00 per year – a back-bencher earns $174,000.00.
Reid has been earning that 193 grand for a few years, but when he first entered the Senate in 1987, I think the Senate salary was about $125,000.00 per year. In order to build up $4.6 million dollars over the past 43 years, Reid would have had to sock aside – out of various government salaries – nearly $107,000.00 per year.
Great post! Please provide link.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#357 Jan 9, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Liberals always have to create false bravado. Where was your complaint while Pelosi and Obama ran up 6 trillion in debt?
It's the "conservatives" who are complaining about all the spending, not the liberals. Yet it's the "conservatives" who keep spending all the money.

If "conservatives" want to stop the spending, then "conservatives" should just stop spending all the money.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#358 Jan 9, 2013
OH NO YOU Did not wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, the Obamatons think they only have intelligence and the rest of the nation is just too stupid to understand. When in reality the opposite is true. The House passed several budgets, but because the Senate Democrats and Reid could not accept the cuts they killed the bills. However, Obamatons like We the Sheeple will never accept reality and the truth.
BTW. you are right "We thought Obama said only those rich people would be taxed, and now we find out if you get a paycheck, you’re rich." Obama meant to tax all Americans even the middle class. He just lied while campaigning. What a concept! Damn the system. lol
And yet Republicans keep passing appropriations bills which allows the govt to spend money.

Obviously they don't want to cut spending or they'd stop passing appropriations bills which spend money.
OH NO YOU Did not

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#359 Jan 9, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Harry Reid is too busy skimming monies from the stimulus
He needs an addition on his 15000 sq ft home in NV.
He has to pay his house slaves more these days.
So he is way too busy.
Well, remember he has to pay back the unions that got him into power in the first place. It has been proven that without the unions that he would have lost. Now, the Democrats want to pay back their special interest groups like the unions nationwide.
OH NO YOU Did not

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#360 Jan 9, 2013
rider wrote:
Georgette Mosbacher: Republican Party Makes Me 'Angry'
Huffington Post &#8206;- 15 hours ago
Best not to ask GOP fundraising legend Georgette Mosbacher about the state of her beloved party unless you want an earful.
Well, I might be mad too as they are letting the socialists and Democrats dictate to them what to do because of the liberal MSM. The GOP needs to develop their own identity without the definition supplied to them by the liberals and as we can see these liberals are very hate-filled people.
OH NO YOU Did not

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#361 Jan 9, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Liberals always have to create false bravado. Where was your complaint while Pelosi and Obama ran up 6 trillion in debt?
Remember for the Obamatons that the Democrats and Obama are doing nothing wrong. They will blame Bush and Republicans no matter how stupid they look. I mean they don't realize how asinine their posts look when it is juxtaposed against the truth which you post.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#362 Jan 9, 2013
OH NO YOU Did not wrote:
<quoted text>
But the Senate will not pass a budget
Start with a 25% salary reduction and staff budget reduction for each year that a budget is not passed.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#363 Jan 9, 2013
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>Start with a 25% salary reduction and staff budget reduction for each year that a budget is not passed.
Salary reduction?
We just got done rewarding them for failure.
And you wonder where all the hanger oners get it from.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#364 Jan 9, 2013
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>Start with a 25% salary reduction and staff budget reduction for each year that a budget is not passed.
Good luck getting that law passed by Congress!
stormy

Fairmont, WV

#365 Jan 9, 2013
can anyone believe what he said? This has gotten
to the point that he has embarrious the people,,
and he doesn't know why.

Does he think all of us are that stupid, remember
all did not vote for you mr president....
OH NO YOU Did not

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#366 Jan 9, 2013
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>Start with a 25% salary reduction and staff budget reduction for each year that a budget is not passed.
Great suggestion and that would make those politician stand and notice.

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