The President has failed us

The President has failed us

There are 403777 comments on the Times News story from Jun 9, 2012, titled The President has failed us. In it, Times News reports that:

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

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Times News.

“Impeach Obama!”

Since: Jul 08

Memphis, TN

#63377 Nov 21, 2012
Golden Cliff Parachute wrote:
The Magazine
Fiscal Cliff Diving
The deficit showdown ahead.
Nov 26, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 11 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Under current law, the U.S. economy will tumble over the so-called fiscal cliff at the start of the new year...Pentagon officials say the spending cuts, part of the 2011 debt ceiling deal, will “hollow out” the military.
President Obama and congressional leaders declare they’re committed to striking a deal to avert a fiscal fall. But Obama also says he wants to raise income tax rates on individuals and small businesses making more than $250,000, and Republicans say that’s a deal-breaker.
“A tax rate increase should be completely off the table,” insists Pennsylvania Republican senator Pat Toomey.“There is no need for that. It is economically destructive to do that.” According to the Congressional Budget Office, letting the top tax rate rise from 35 percent to 39.6 percent would mean 200,000 fewer jobs. Another study, conducted by Ernst & Young for pro-business groups, says it would cost 700,000 jobs.
Republican leaders are willing to compromise on tax revenue by limiting tax deductions. For example, capping deductions at $50,000 would yield $749 billion in tax revenue over 10 years, about the same amount as letting the Bush tax rates expire for high earners, according to the Tax Policy Center. Republicans also believe that any deficit deal must include structural entitlement reform.“In six weeks, you can’t do a complete transformation of entitlement programs, which is what we really need, but you could make changes that are conceptually simple and legislatively very doable that would result in substantial savings over time,” says Toomey.
Although Republicans and Obama publicly disagree about tax reform, sources say that at a November 16 White House meeting with congressional Republicans, the president privately accepted a broad entitlement and tax reform framework that would lower tax rates while eliminating and reducing some tax deductions.
“They discussed a down payment of sorts and then setting up tax and entitlement reform next year,” reports a source familiar with the talks. Obama “agreed to a tax reform structure that would lower rates and broaden the base. He also agreed that structural entitlement reform would have to be part of any agreement.”
“I don’t think anyone left the White House thinking we’re heading over the cliff,” another source familiar with the meeting says.“That’s not to say we won’t. We might trip off the cliff unintentionally.”
What reason is there to think that President Obama will actually compromise with Republicans on taxes and entitlements? Obama just won reelection, and congressional Democrats, who picked up seats in the House and Senate, are opposed to entitlement reform. Senate majority leader Harry “Reid and others have spoken out that they are not going to touch any of the entitlements, so I think that that gives you some indi- cation of the likelihood of something like that happening,” House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said at a November 15 press conference.
Some Democrats, like Washington senator Patty Murray, are openly calling for heading over the January cliff, at which point they’ll be able to beat down the opposition.“We will reach a point at the end of this year where all the tax cuts expire, and we will start over next year and whatever we do will be a tax cut for whatever package we put together. That may be the way to get past this,” Murray said on ABC’s This Week. Other Democrats, such as Howard Dean, say they’re more than happy with going over the cliff, not as a negotiating strategy, but because they prefer a policy ...
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/fiscal...
25 years ago we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope.
Now we have Obama, no cash, no hope.

Since: Jun 10

Martinez, CA

#63379 Nov 21, 2012
USMail XXXII wrote:
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"I see you haven't expressed your "petty" concern to x-man, USM, NTR, Rico, etc for constantly disregarding anything posted from conservative websites."
WND, BrayFart, The Examiner, FAWX and Rush Bimbo are not conservative "journalism" no matter how many times you try to portray them as such, Fish. They are propaganda rags that never let the facts get in the way of a good story - especially if that "story" has anything to do with the President, the poor, or about people of color. The fact is that people that live in the bubble of WND, BrayFart, The Examiner, FAWX, and Rush Bimbo, know less about the world than people who don't read the news at all.
Educated people don't need to read liberal or conservative spins of the news. Educated people just want to read the truth.
"Educated people don't need to read liberal or conservative spins of the news. Educated people just want to read the truth."

Precisely, USM. And the facts and truth can come from ANY source. I don't see what the big deal is about the sources when it's the CONTENT that is what's important.

Who cares what news source anyone reads or chooses to quote? Aren't we still a free country with a free press? People gravitate toward those sources which represent and reflect their own views. I swear some of these people would have ONE news source and it would be run by the STATE. Isn't that communism?

“Natural selection created apes”

Since: Jun 10

Religion made them human

#63380 Nov 21, 2012
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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I'm no one's keeper or Mommy here. Why don't you people who have all these complaints about different news sources complain to each other instead of whining to me?
I'm not obligated to post in any specific way to please YOU or anyone else here, and yes, it's MY OPINION that whining about who posts from what news sources is extremely petty and I'll express that opinion if I choose.
If you don't like what I post or the manner in which I post, then don't read or reply to me. Pretty simple. YOU chose to engage me and start this silly squabble over nothing.
I suggest you tend to your way of posting and leave me to my way. I don't criticize you for how you post. In fact, I ignore you for the most part.
These folk haven't figured out that they are being fooled by a bunch of talking windbags.
I'm still waiting for the fishman to point out my leftist news sources.

“Impeach Obama!”

Since: Jul 08

Memphis, TN

#63381 Nov 21, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Barack Obama was first a card carrying Socialist member of their party, and the Democrats knew that. But even Biden thought he could "rein him in" if he went too far. Well, he couldn't rein him in, and Obama, had his way for 4 years, bringing the country to the edge of the cliff. It is time to back away, and go the other way. Even Democrats are facing the fact the man made horrible decisions when he decided to play President, and came off the golf course. Now he wants 4 more years. Huh uh!! The election won't be close.
25 years ago we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope.

Now we have Obamatroll, No Cash and No Hope.
USA Patriot

Pasadena, CA

#63382 Nov 21, 2012
Philliproy wrote:
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25 years ago we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope.
Now we have Obama, no cash, no hope.
25 yrs ago... move on you dipwad.

Since: Jun 10

Martinez, CA

#63383 Nov 21, 2012
USMail XXXII wrote:
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""Every conservative on this thread who has posted from a conservative site is advised immediately the site is not legitimate."
I don't believe that's true at all, and you are misrepresenting what's happened."
When have these folk ever heard their own party leaders quoting from WND, BrayFart, The Examiner and Rush Bimbo? LOL! They won't!
They seldom quote from FAWX News. Mittens, Reince Priebus, Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and Bob McDonnell, are not that stupid. They realize that there is nothing credible coming out of that echo chamber.
The more moderate and centrist Republicans don't want to align themselves with the extremists in the conservative camp. Can you blame them? LOL!

It's partly how they lost the election. Romney was all over the map trying to figure out which group to appeal to, and he ended up pleasing none of them in the end. It was the extremists who simply wanted to get rid of Obama--they didn't really have any heartfelt allegiance to Romney. Republicans are their own worst enemy.

“and I don't care....”

Since: Oct 11

The Burbs, USA

#63384 Nov 21, 2012
Philliproy wrote:
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25 years ago we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope.
Now we have Obama, no cash, no hope.
A year ago M Romney wasn't that well known throughout America. Now he's unknown throughout the world.

Since: Jun 10

Martinez, CA

#63385 Nov 21, 2012
Quirky The Eye wrote:
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Ignorant, Instigating , LIAR!
I see you're talking to yourself again, Quirky. You're such a hopeless case.

“Impeach Obama!”

Since: Jul 08

Memphis, TN

#63386 Nov 21, 2012
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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"Educated people don't need to read liberal or conservative spins of the news. Educated people just want to read the truth."
Precisely, USM. And the facts and truth can come from ANY source. I don't see what the big deal is about the sources when it's the CONTENT that is what's important.
Who cares what news source anyone reads or chooses to quote? Aren't we still a free country with a free press? People gravitate toward those sources which represent and reflect their own views. I swear some of these people would have ONE news source and it would be run by the STATE. Isn't that communism?
But, these silly Democraps want everyone to agree about everything. Democraps want only one party. Democraps want only one radio station. Democraps want only one TV station. Democraps want to end freedom of speech in the new "United States of Amerika!"

Since: Jun 10

Martinez, CA

#63387 Nov 21, 2012
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text> These folk haven't figured out that they are being fooled by a bunch of talking windbags.
I'm still waiting for the fishman to point out my leftist news sources.
LOL! I have a feeling that ANY source that isn't conservative is considered "leftist" by some people here.

It's all so silly. We are all obviously on different sides of the political debate, so why in the hell wouldn't we read and post from conservative OR liberal sources? Much ado about nothing as always.

“ON THE PROWL”

Since: May 08

Rest well Brother

#63388 Nov 21, 2012
REWBA wrote:
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I've escorted more than one 19-28 year old widow to the social security office to claim survivor benefits from a deceased military spouse. Of course them checks don't start right away. It could take up to ninety days. But then again, the death gratuity checks are $100K and the SGLI check is $400K. Anyone with a cool half million in their pocket should be able to scratch by until the social security office can process the "retirement" money.
Try again dumbass..

Military Widow
If you are a widow of a deceased military member -- either a member who died while in service or a veteran who died after service -- you may qualify to receive different benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. These benefits might include education credits, burial flags, monthly pensionand health insurance. However, the possibility of receiving Social Security benefits is always open, and being a military widow does not change or affect your eligibility to receive benefits based on your spouse's work record.

Survivor Benefits
Survivor Benefits is the Social Security program that pays Social Security benefits that a deceased worker has accumulated. Each person who works and pays Social Security tax is eligible to receive retirement benefits, and in some cases, disability benefits. However, if this person dies, his eligible family member, such as spouses and children, are eligible to receive these benefits. As a military widow, you can qualify to receive survivor benefits if your deceased spouse accumulated enough work credits to qualify for Social Security benefits. The amount of credits needed depends on the age at which the individual died.

Read more: Can a Military Widow Receive SSI & Social Security?| eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8567485_can-receive-...

Eagle
Quirky The Eye

Denver, CO

#63389 Nov 21, 2012
X -Man- wrote:
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You have been asked repeatedly to cease and desist.
Your attacks are unprovoked and unwarranted.
Your comments and communications will be forwarded to Authorities.
Get a life Cry baby Bigot boy!

Since: Jun 10

Martinez, CA

#63390 Nov 21, 2012
Philliproy wrote:
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But, these silly Democraps want everyone to agree about everything. Democraps want only one party. Democraps want only one radio station. Democraps want only one TV station. Democraps want to end freedom of speech in the new "United States of Amerika!"
Oh really? And do you have a source to back up this outrageous allegation?

I'm an Independent myself, but I've never seen any indication of any of these charges. It's these kind of extremist attitudes that keep the country divided and the hatred alive.

It's my opinion though that you're nuts, but I don't expect everyone to agree with me. LOL!

Ralff

“United We Stand”

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#63391 Nov 21, 2012
REWBA wrote:
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Go into your user profile and get rid of that meaningless headline. Or change the bottom one to: "REWBA knocked it off my beady little head" lol
Better button pusher? [email protected]!

“and I don't care....”

Since: Oct 11

The Burbs, USA

#63392 Nov 21, 2012
Philliproy wrote:
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But, these silly Democraps want everyone to agree about everything. Democraps want only one party. Democraps want only one radio station. Democraps want only one TV station. Democraps want to end freedom of speech in the new "United States of Amerika!"
Well doggone it, Republicans sleep in twin beds, some even in separate rooms. That why there are more Democrats!

“ON THE PROWL”

Since: May 08

Rest well Brother

#63393 Nov 21, 2012
Sharrp Shooter wrote:
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LOL..birdbrain...so you can "stalk" me as you have soooo many others.
You have nothing to lose so you don't GAF.
Just a question with the bad weather, were there any delays in your "auto government" deposit this month? LOL!! Must be a bitch to have to rely on an entity which you have no control of and is nearly bankrupt in order to pay your rent and eat.
btw birdbrain, how much is "trailer space" rent?
You wanna' know something birdbrain?....it burns me..that people like me... have to support your sorry azz.
Oh you ASSume to much.. Nope no delayers the deposit was make last night like always..

Nobody wants to stalk a mexican like you anyways..LMFO if you think someone would go looking for yer ass..

Eagle

“Natural selection created apes”

Since: Jun 10

Religion made them human

#63394 Nov 21, 2012
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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"Educated people don't need to read liberal or conservative spins of the news. Educated people just want to read the truth."
Precisely, USM. And the facts and truth can come from ANY source. I don't see what the big deal is about the sources when it's the CONTENT that is what's important.
Who cares what news source anyone reads or chooses to quote? Aren't we still a free country with a free press? People gravitate toward those sources which represent and reflect their own views. I swear some of these people would have ONE news source and it would be run by the STATE. Isn't that communism?
"I don't see what the big deal is about the sources when it's the CONTENT that is what's important."

I draw the line with rags like WND, The Examiner, and the rest I have mentioned. They are pure lies written by discredited media. I won't read supermarket tabloids for the same reason. I mean, how many lies must one read before one has had enough? I know it rubs people the wrong way, but I do feel compelled to thrash the kind of bigotry these folk call news.
wailing joey

Greeley, CO

#63395 Nov 21, 2012
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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Thank you, WA. And I wish you the same my friend.
We truly have much to be grateful for.:-)
Awwww....aren't you precious? Thanks for your gratitude. It's about time you losers started thanking us for carrying your useless asses. However, I regret to tell you that the piggybank is now empty. You see, the last time I checked, there was $17 trillion missing. Oh, and we spent that money already, so it's not likely we'll find it again. Actually... it's worse than that. We actually OWE that $17 trillion. You see, we didn't just empty our account. We borrowed $17 trillion...and then spent that too.

So next Thanksgiving you do need to thank those of us who are paying the taxes that made Liberal La-La Land possible. Cause most likely by then we'll be bankrupt, which means that La-La Land will be history.

Reality. Sucks, doesn't it? Enjoy the holidays.

“Impeach Obama!”

Since: Jul 08

Memphis, TN

#63396 Nov 21, 2012
How many Afghan and Paki and Palestinian children did Obama's illegal drone warfare kill today?

“ON THE PROWL”

Since: May 08

Rest well Brother

#63397 Nov 21, 2012
USMail XXXII wrote:
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Don't worry about his business. It's fair to say he doesn't make dentures.
Yea he don't have a business much like you are not a lawyer either..

Eagle

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