Obama turns focus to research in first energy speech of second term

Mar 15, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: reuters.com

President Barack Obama will try to turn the page on bitterly partisan fights over energy policy on Friday, focusing his first energy speech of his second term on proposing a modest new fund to support research.

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serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Your flaw is the innocent people who you stepped on to get there while you keep yelling about things many voters had no control of. The greatest military industrial guy was LBJ. Not a word about him. Your history gets fuzzy for some reason. you keep talking about all those mean people but do nothing about it. So you blame your neighbors.
Don't know what that first part even means, but I'm no fan of LBJ's. Like many Righties, you make the false assumption that I support all Democrats. I do not. And as to "greatest military industrial guys," I think even LBJ might have to take a back seat to Reagan. Did you criticize HIM for "Defense" waste, or did you get fuzzy for some reason?:)

No idea what "blame my neighbors" means, either. Get help.

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Eric Gustafson wrote:
The Republicans are proponents of a student's right to drop out of school, there is no way they will identify with the benefits of government funded research.
You're talking about a people who believes the Earth is only 2000 years old.
Republicans are evolving. It's now up to 6,000 years.
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Tea party has RINO and Obama's balls in a vice. No new policy without entitlement cuts!!
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Oh no. Turn on the TV. Obama is off his meds again.
He is ranting about the horrors of the Sequester. Poor guy doesn't remember that HE signed it into LAW.
oY vEY. Same old..."everything is someone else's fault" spew before a staged group of unionistas.
And you have forgotten that the Republican
MAJORITY voted FOR it? How soon Pubs forget.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defended his vote FOR the Budget Control Act (BCA) that set sequestration in motion, even as Mitt Romney called it a “big mistake” for Republican leaders to accept the deal.

The Romney campaign and Republicans have blamed Obama for sequestration, but a MAJORITY of Republicans, including Ryan, voted for it.

Ryan argued that his vote for the BCA was not a vote for the defense cuts under sequestration, but rather a “down payment” on deficit reduction.

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Mr BO Django wrote:
Tea party has RINO and Obama's balls in a vice. No new policy without entitlement cuts!!
We hear and obey. We have a thing for quadrupeds.
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Tea party has RINO and Obama's balls in a vice. No new policy without entitlement cuts!!
And no entitlement cuts without revenue enhancement.
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serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Your flaw is the innocent people who you stepped on to get there while you keep yelling about things many voters had no control of. The greatest military industrial guy was LBJ. Not a word about him. Your history gets fuzzy for some reason. you keep talking about all those mean people but do nothing about it. So you blame your neighbors.
Nah, Reagan was the greatest. He didn't have a war to fight, but
added a trillion dollars to the defense budget anyway.
And tripled the federal deficit doing it.

Oh, I forget. He mounted that gigantic operation in the
Caribbean to round up a couple hundred Cuban construction
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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Republicans are evolving. It's now up to 6,000 years.
And humans coexisted with T-Rex.

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Gary wrote:
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And no entitlement cuts without revenue enhancement.
Revenue enhancement..........RFLMAO

Guess that sounds better than tax the middle class up the kazoo to give to more government agency workers six figure incomes.

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Gary wrote:
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Nah, Reagan was the greatest. He didn't have a war to fight, but
added a trillion dollars to the defense budget anyway.
And tripled the federal deficit doing it.
Oh, I forget. He mounted that gigantic operation in the
Caribbean to round up a couple hundred Cuban construction
workers in Grenada.
Reagan had a large cold war left to him by his predecessors....which he won.


Reagan took office with a far worse economy than that which Obama inherited. The rate of decline was far more precipitous, unemployment was over 10%, interest rates were over 20%, and inflation was over 11%. Within two and a half years, by cutting marginal rates and taxes on corporations, unemployment had dropped to just over 6%. President Obama inherited an economy in far better shape that Reagan, and in FOUR years, it has worsened by every measure available. Employment has stagnated at a nominal 8% with a declining participation of eligible workers in the workforce–the lowest in over 30 years. The national debt has increased by 60%, exceeding that added under GWB in his full 8 years. Deficits have, since Democrats took over Congress in 2007 been out of control.

Reagan had to deal with a Democrat controlled Congress, Obama’s first two years were a cart blanche with Democrats in absolute control of both houses of Congress (with a filibuster-proof margin) and the Presidency. Obama has been a miserable failure, unless his goal was to deconstruct American society and demoralize our citizens. There are more people on disability than ever before, more people on food-stamps than ever before, more people who have given up looking for work than at any time since the last Democrat Presidential disaster,“Jimmah Cahtah.”

Obama couldn’t lead a train if he was the engine. He lack any sort of leadership ability, lacks any moral integrity, and lacks any accomplishment. He is a narcissist who seeks credit for things he didn’t cause to happen and can’t accept blame for any of the things he has caused to happen. He scape-goats whenever anything negative happens.

Cuban construtction workers..........LMAO That's not what the Marines and Rangers who went there said!!

You really fabricate some funny BS.

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$3-4Billion and GM should be able to get the Chevy volt started. We know now that real problem was we greatly underfunded Solyndra. Only $528million, what were we thinking?

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And humans coexisted with T-Rex.
There goes the neighborhood.

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Oh no. Turn on the TV. Obama is off his meds again.
He is ranting about the horrors of the Sequester. Poor guy doesn't remember that HE signed it into LAW.
oY vEY. Same old..."everything is someone else's fault" spew before a staged group of unionistas.
On his next speaking tour, the "America Is Bad" speech can be replaced with , the N.K. war monger has threatened to blow up California.

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4 dollars for a gallon of gas?????
Obama can eat my ass.
He's killing the poor.
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Soylendra was over $500, 000, 000. Dont' make a fool of yourself by defending the indefensible.
The Five Hundred Million, if that's you claim loss in the Soylendra deal doesn't compare, or come close to the $8 to $80 Billion loss, and or stolen during the Bush Iraq fiasco.

Nor does the Soylendra decacle come close to the near $1 Trillion afforded to the Bush campaign, disguised as TARP to nationalize the American Automobile and Financial Industry. TARP was the icing on the cake and Bush's farewell after the elaborate scheme by the Banking Industry to defraud commercial investors and unsuspecting homeowners.
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The economy Obama inherited from George Bush was worse than the 1929 Depression, there had never been a collapsing of an economy in the history of the world as severe as the unmitigated Financial and Economic catastrophe Bush ushered onto America and the World.

America was producing jobs when Reagan took office, America was in the 4th month of experiencing the greatest job loss in the History of capitalism, there had not be a disaster such as that Bush and the Republican policies reign on America since the Fall of the Roman Empire.

From Jan 2001 when Bush went into the White House the Unemployment rate was 4.0% and creating 250,000 jobs a month, in Jan 2009 the unemployment rate was 8%, a doubling and America was loosing 750,000 jobs per month.

The Bush presidency was an unmitigated farce. To believe that over the course of 8 years of Bush that the doubling of unemployment and expansion of public assistance was considered a successful campaign is unadulterated insanity.
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Reagan had a large cold war left to him by his predecessors....which he won.
Reagan took office with a far worse economy than that which Obama inherited. The rate of decline was far more precipitous, unemployment was over 10%, interest rates were over 20%, and inflation was over 11%. Within two and a half years, by cutting marginal rates and taxes on corporations, unemployment had dropped to just over 6%. President Obama inherited an economy in far better shape that Reagan, and in FOUR years, it has worsened by every measure available. Employment has stagnated at a nominal 8% with a declining participation of eligible workers in the workforce–the lowest in over 30 years. The national debt has increased by 60%, exceeding that added under GWB in his full 8 years. Deficits have, since Democrats took over Congress in 2007 been out of control.
Reagan had to deal with a Democrat controlled Congress, Obama’s first two years were a cart blanche with Democrats in absolute control of both houses of Congress (with a filibuster-proof margin) and the Presidency. Obama has been a miserable failure, unless his goal was to deconstruct American society and demoralize our citizens. There are more people on disability than ever before, more people on food-stamps than ever before, more people who have given up looking for work than at any time since the last Democrat Presidential disaster,“Jimmah Cahtah.”
Obama couldn’t lead a train if he was the engine. He lack any sort of leadership ability, lacks any moral integrity, and lacks any accomplishment. He is a narcissist who seeks credit for things he didn’t cause to happen and can’t accept blame for any of the things he has caused to happen. He scape-goats whenever anything negative happens.
Cuban construtction workers..........LMAO That's not what the Marines and Rangers who went there said!!
You really fabricate some funny BS.

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tha Professor wrote:
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If you will stop pretending that one failed company = "corruption" on Obama's part.
Good point purfessor. One failed company doesn't = corruption. How about a few hundred? All with direct donations to the liberal left. Here's a sample of those that failed, even with massive 'stimulus' funding.

Solar Trust of America
Bright Source
Solyndra
LSP Energy
Energy Conversion Devices
Abound Solar
SunPower
Beacon Power
Ecotality
A123 Solar
UniSolar
Azure Dynamics
Evergreen Solar
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Eric Gustafson wrote:
The economy Obama inherited from George Bush was worse than the 1929 Depression, there had never been a collapsing of an economy in the history of the world as severe as the unmitigated Financial and Economic catastrophe Bush ushered onto America and the World.
America was producing jobs when Reagan took office, America was in the 4th month of experiencing the greatest job loss in the History of capitalism, there had not be a disaster such as that Bush and the Republican policies reign on America since the Fall of the Roman Empire.
From Jan 2001 when Bush went into the White House the Unemployment rate was 4.0% and creating 250,000 jobs a month, in Jan 2009 the unemployment rate was 8%, a doubling and America was loosing 750,000 jobs per month.
The Bush presidency was an unmitigated farce. To believe that over the course of 8 years of Bush that the doubling of unemployment and expansion of public assistance was considered a successful campaign is unadulterated insanity.
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The economy nobama inherited was the result of the dem congress, clinton's bullshit bogus surplus which never materialized after the dot.com bubble burst.

Bush tried 4 times to head off the housiing crunch and regulate fannie/freddie.......blocked each time by Dodd/Frank.

Ameica was LOSING jobs under Carter, clown. That's why he was defeated..........we were losing defense, and certtainly our standing in the world due to that wimp Carter.

Get real, boy. Then get a brain.

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Eric Gustafson wrote:
The economy Obama inherited from George Bush was worse than the 1929 Depression, there had never been a collapsing of an economy in the history of the world as severe as the unmitigated Financial and Economic catastrophe Bush ushered onto America and the World.
America was producing jobs when Reagan took office, America was in the 4th month of experiencing the greatest job loss in the History of capitalism, there had not be a disaster such as that Bush and the Republican policies reign on America since the Fall of the Roman Empire.
From Jan 2001 when Bush went into the White House the Unemployment rate was 4.0% and creating 250,000 jobs a month, in Jan 2009 the unemployment rate was 8%, a doubling and America was loosing 750,000 jobs per month.
The Bush presidency was an unmitigated farce. To believe that over the course of 8 years of Bush that the doubling of unemployment and expansion of public assistance was considered a successful campaign is unadulterated insanity.
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Saying that the full dem congress didn't cause the fiasco's we have now is blatant lies, boy.

Remeber when they were elected...they were going to fix "Bush's" mess?? Yet they've only mangaged to make things worse, prices rising, food stamps doubling, 197 NEW government agencies, mansions and mini mansions going up around DC with OUR tax dollars?? I don't think you're getting a fkn penny out of it, are you??

Gullible and stupid isn't any way to be going through life, bozo. The blame Bush mantra is being proved false by the day.

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Eric Gustafson wrote:
The economy Obama inherited from George Bush was worse than the 1929 Depression, there had never been a collapsing of an economy in the history of the world as severe as the unmitigated Financial and Economic catastrophe Bush ushered onto America and the World.
America was producing jobs when Reagan took office, America was in the 4th month of experiencing the greatest job loss in the History of capitalism, there had not be a disaster such as that Bush and the Republican policies reign on America since the Fall of the Roman Empire.
From Jan 2001 when Bush went into the White House the Unemployment rate was 4.0% and creating 250,000 jobs a month, in Jan 2009 the unemployment rate was 8%, a doubling and America was loosing 750,000 jobs per month.
The Bush presidency was an unmitigated farce. To believe that over the course of 8 years of Bush that the doubling of unemployment and expansion of public assistance was considered a successful campaign is unadulterated insanity.
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The Dems passed a minimum wage in 2007, and within 12 months job growth stopped and job losses started mounting.
- The Dems covered for Fannie Mae in 2005 when the issue of oversight in the loans they secured was raised; doing so enabled Fannie to gorge on sub-prime loans
- The Dems fought for restrictions on drilling offshore and they attacked oil co CEOS; it gave OPEC the green light to jack up oil prices via restricting supply, knowing we would do nothing about it except attack our own Oil cos with exploration-restricting higher taxes!
- The Dems signalled in 2007 that we would end the Bush tax cuts; That meant long-term investor sentiment would be worse; it meant a recession loomed and it was only a matter of time. This killed the bull market.
- The Dems pushed for phony "check-in-the-mail" stimulus in Dec 2007 and rejected pro-growth agenda items.

IF your claim that the demorat tax spend system is better.........then why are things worse now then ever....dems have been in power for 6 years.

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