Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1782154 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815591 Dec 3, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>An annual "Wealth Tax" on the super rich would fix the economy. Not just a tax in their income, but an annual tax on their wealth too. A 50% inheritance tax would also help and it would keep people like Rmoney, who inherited all his money, from ever getting rich and bankrupting all his companies to get even richer.
More losers clamboring for that which they did not have the intellect or the motivation to achieve themselves.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815592 Dec 3, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody cares what you say. Your ignorent.
Your ignorance shows in the fact that you cannot spell ignorant.
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815593 Dec 3, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If I earned $250K, my tax rate would not go up under Obama.
You f*cking dumbasses have no clue how income taxes are calculated.
Check this one out-

...But the good fortune of one of country's wealthiest men has come at a price: an epic legal battle with his ex-wife that offered an unwelcome look behind the scenes of his lavish lifestyle and, most recently, a brewing insider trading scandal capable of toppling his empire.

Last week, federal authorities arrested Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at an affiliate of the Stamford, Conn.-based firm owned by Cohen, on charges he used illegal tips about an experimental Alzheimer's drug to net more than $276 million for his fund and others....

Court papers don't name Cohen and federal authorities won't discuss their investigation of him. But they also haven't disputed reports that Cohen is the "Hedge Fund Owner" repeatedly referenced in a criminal complaint against Martoma, marking the first time they have directly linked Cohen to a long-running probe of his firm, SAC Capital Advisors.

The papers describe how Cohen rejected the advice of his own analysts and instead bet heavily on Martoma's tips about secret data from a study of the experimental drug. After learning through Martoma in 2008 that experiments weren't going well, Cohen instructed his top trader to begin dumping stock, "and to do so in a way to not alert anyone else," the papers say....

One of US richest finds himself on the NY hot seat. AP/MSNPotitics. 12/3/2012

They ought to arrest the (big pharma) receivers of the dolluhs too.
That's what listening to greedy people will get people.
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815594 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah thats sounds great. Lets pay those with no skills even more for the skills that they do not have nor have the motivation to achieve.
Big pharma should be capped and limited-and held accountable for everything they suck off of other people. And crooked dollar grubbing hedge fund managers should be capped and chained right along with them.
sonicfilter

United States

#815595 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah thats sounds great. Lets pay those with no skills even more for the skills that they do not have nor have the motivation to achieve.
So why would a CEO who loses money still get a performance bonus?

Is there some 'skill' involved in losing money?
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815596 Dec 3, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Deduction. Lots of deductions.
CAP (dedeuctions), CURB(loopholes), B-U-D-G-E-T, Balance and live with in the means again---ALL across the boards.

The Economy and instilling some ETHICS and decency in America again demand it!

TEA!
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815597 Dec 3, 2012
Obama 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>An annual "Wealth Tax" on the super rich would fix the economy. Not just a tax in their income, but an annual tax on their wealth too. A 50% inheritance tax would also help and it would keep people like Rmoney, who inherited all his money, from ever getting rich and bankrupting all his companies to get even richer.
No, it wouldn't. It wouldn't even be a DENT in the DEBT of EVERYONE in this nation.

And ROMNEY's finances are his,NOT yours-- as should be peoples own PERSONAL business.

And YOUR fruedian slackertic robbinghoodtic type GREED is even more DISGUSTING, than a greedy hedge fund managers!!!
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#815598 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
So why would a CEO who loses money still get a performance bonus?
Is there some 'skill' involved in losing money?
If you ever held a management position (above that of say a fast food restaurant) you would know that especially at the CEO level and similar their bonuses are part of their contract. It’s negotiated at the time they are hired.
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815599 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
So why would a CEO who loses money still get a performance bonus?
Is there some 'skill' involved in losing money?
The skill of being subjected to the IGNORANCE of greed.

Greed, greed, greed....never pays off.:-)
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815600 Dec 3, 2012
Linda wrote:
<quoted text>Its ironic that college students and young adults supported Obama. Eventually, enough years will pass until the blame Bush excuse doesn't cut it when they are still living in their parents basements and working at McDonalds.
McDonalds heck--at the rate of joblessness in this economy, they'll be lucky to see cans laying around for the pickin'.

On the bright side, that would be a plus in the environMentalist arenas--nothing worse than trash slung out any/everywhere, like the earth is anyone's personal garbage can.(sorry arse grabage tossing sloths-rich or poor---sorry arses!!!!)

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#815601 Dec 3, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Raising the taxes on the wealthiest is only one part of the equation you simple minded twit.
We also need to invest in infrastructure like roads and bridges that are necessary for commerce. Each $1 invested in infrastructure returns $1.44 to the GDP.
www.newsday.com › Opinion
Investment in education and research also have positive returns on investment whereas tax cuts for the wealthiest are a drain on the economy. At least when you put extra money in middle class workers' pockets which Obama did,they spend it and stimulate demand and growth.
Another moran who thinks the 'rich' keeps there money in a vault in the basement. Where do you people come from?
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815602 Dec 3, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
<quoted text>
College students and young adults have brains.
The Teavangelical GOP message of phoney math and 1950's social issues are anathema to anyone with an IQ over 65. You know, the age of every GOP voter.
Speaking of-a recent refreshing sight to behold this holiday season...

A NON-prepackaged, shipped en masse, little Christmas tree lot.

May they prosper well for the winter-and stick it all in their BOOTS-AWAY from greedy, entitleMENTALed, dolluh grubbing off the backs of OTHERS, robbinghoodie type slackertics!!!
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815603 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
If you ever held a management position (above that of say a fast food restaurant) you would know that especially at the CEO level and similar their bonuses are part of their contract. It’s negotiated at the time they are hired.
Not just CEO's.

Ask any NON-union, non BAILED-out FORD type dept manager that sucked it up and took the LOSSES right in their own pockets--alll the way back down to minimum wage for double and triple time duties--all through the recessive auto economy!
sonicfilter

United States

#815604 Dec 3, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
If you ever held a management position (above that of say a fast food restaurant) you would know that especially at the CEO level and similar their bonuses are part of their contract. It’s negotiated at the time they are hired.
The CEO Bankruptcy Bonus

Firms Sidestep Rule Limiting Rewards for Executives

.....in the past few years, some corporations have found perfectly legal ways to escape federal strictures on bonus pay during bankruptcy cases.

Companies now craft "incentive" plans—rewards that put their compensation programs outside the 2005 law's purview. These plans pay executives if they hit certain performance targets, including exiting bankruptcy protection quickly.

The Justice Department often objects to these plans, as do labor unions angered by the juxtaposition of bonuses for executives with cuts to rank-and-file jobs and benefits.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405311...

Try again.
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815605 Dec 3, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Another moran who thinks the 'rich' keeps there money in a vault in the basement. Where do you people come from?
Like there's been any extra dollars in the pockets of the middle class WORKING people since opotus has been prezidink too...the ones that still have jobs anyway.

Yeah, right.

Idiots.
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815606 Dec 3, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
<quoted text>
Just when I think you can't get any more stupid.
The programs you're wailing about equal 5% of the military budget.
Social Security has nothing to do with the budget deficit, you ignoramous.
Really, stay stupid. It's why your Party is headed for the trash heap.
70% of Americans support raising the marginal income tax rate 3%, and raising capital gains rate 5%.
Since you're so obsessed with plans, what's Bonehead's plan, anyway?
We also support CAPPING, CURBING and BUDGETING the overburdened, over-funded entitleMENTAL programs of fweerding handouts for contributing NOTHING!!!!

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#815607 Dec 3, 2012
Liberals want McDonald to pay $20.00/hour to the cash register "hard workers", 401k and paid vacations or else take McDonald to bankruptcy, like they did to Hostess!!!

Welcome to the new America!!!
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815608 Dec 3, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
You got all upset about the Trail of Tears, aren't you going to shed a tear now for Bosnian rape victims?
Can't blame THAT one on the Reupbs!!

Clinton's Debacle in Bosnia
by Marshall Freeman Harris

In December 1995 the Clinton Administration ended the fighting in Bosnia- Herzegovina. Proud of what was perceived as one of his few foreign policy successes, President Clinton announced that, under the US-brokered Dayton Peace Accords,'refugees will be allowed to return to their homes'. He continued:'People will be able to move freely throughout Bosnia, and the human rights of every Bosnian citizen will be monitored by an independent commission and an internationally trained civilian police force. Those individuals charged with war crimes will be excluded from political life.' None of these things have happened. As a result, Bosnia is being partitioned into three ethnically pure mini-states.

The non-implementation of the civilian side of the Accords leaves hundreds of thousands of Bosnia's 2.2. million displaced persons aggrieved. In addition, three major strategic regions of the country are left indecisively addressed or unresolved: Gorazde is left militarily indefensible, Sarajevo militarily exposed, and Brcko subject to a future arbitration agreement. The refusal of US and other foreign troops in the NATO-led International Implementation Force (IFOR) to facilitate the Accords' key civilian aspects - including the return of refugees, the apprehension of war criminals and the conduct of free and fair elections - exponentially increases the risk that one of these potential flash points will ignite.

Serb or Shia?

Principles of enlightennment, civility and humanity of life AFTER Jesus, or dark age barabarianism?

Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815609 Dec 3, 2012
martinezjosei wrote:
Liberals want McDonald to pay $20.00/hour to the cash register "hard workers", 401k and paid vacations or else take McDonald to bankruptcy, like they did to Hostess!!!
Welcome to the new America!!!
Degreed persons need not apply--just look fer cans instead LOL
TheIndependentMa jority

United States

#815610 Dec 3, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The CEO Bankruptcy Bonus
Firms Sidestep Rule Limiting Rewards for Executives
.....in the past few years, some corporations have found perfectly legal ways to escape federal strictures on bonus pay during bankruptcy cases.
Companies now craft "incentive" plans—rewards that put their compensation programs outside the 2005 law's purview. These plans pay executives if they hit certain performance targets, including exiting bankruptcy protection quickly.
The Justice Department often objects to these plans, as do labor unions angered by the juxtaposition of bonuses for executives with cuts to rank-and-file jobs and benefits.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405311...
Try again.
More DUHMing down of America...of worshiping dolluh bills being pulled on puppet strings...heya some mo' mo'mo' duhmmies...jump...duhmies jump!!

(stoopid gweedy people!!)

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