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Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109512 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 8, 2009, titled Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs. In it, Newsday reports that:

President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs.

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joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117854 Oct 25, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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Romney's statement is correct.
Possession of automatic weapons has been illegal everywhere in the US since 1938, and it remains illegal in this country to possess an automatic weapon (except by holders of a Class III Federal Firearms License).
So what part of Romney's statement are you charging is untrue?
Lying sure comes easy to you.

Romney and you say automatic weapons are illegal in the US and then you say, and I quote: "...except by holders of a Class III Federal Firearms License.

I guess what you're saying is they're illegal if Romney says so but they're actually legal if you get a permit.
Politics as usual

Melville, NY

#117855 Oct 25, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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Incredible! I mean, who in their right mind wouldn't be able to figure out that that is a no-no? Power corrupts.
you are right, they know it is wrong, but they just don't care, they know that with the state of the corrupt media, no one is going to call them on it as long as they are democrats.
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117856 Oct 25, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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Gov. Romney is not responsible for the current US Tax Code - Obama and the US Congress is.
It is the solemn duty of _every_ American to take full advantage of every legal means of avoiding taxes the law allows. Gov. Romney is no more nor less entitled - and burdened - to legally avoid taxes than any other American.
Now - what has the guy who currently IS responsible for leading and doing something about all these ills you've catalogued - OBAMA - done to level the playing field with China in the last 4 years?
Once again, you with the misdirecting Republican lie.

Most of these jobs moved to China which may pay workers as little as a 99 cents an hour.

Over the last two years, Mitt Romney's made large profits using a tax loophole to pay a low tax rate on profits he made from a company named Sensata.

The Sensata workers from Freeport Illinois are to be laid off near election day.

The lay-offs are in spite of Sensata having record profits.
The jobs are being shipped to China.

Chinese workers receive slave wages (about $1.35-99 cents per hour) in a communist country where plants operate without quality, safety or pollution controls.

American workers are being forced to compete with sweatshop labor with no safety, quality, labor and pollution control standards.
That is, the Sensata workers’ story partly explains why the American middle class is failing and it also partly explains how the superwealthy are becoming even more wealthy.

This wasn't about tax loopholes, azhole, this was about cost of labor.

It's another example of how American labor and the concept of a "living wage" is being traded off by multi-national corporations for cheap foreign labor.

And Republicans support that concept (profit above ALL else). The rest os us, not so much.
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117857 Oct 25, 2012
Politics as usual wrote:
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you are right, they know it is wrong, but they just don't care, they know that with the state of the corrupt media, no one is going to call them on it as long as they are democrats.
You have quite a long list of "enemies", don't you? Who do you trust?

“You have a right to....”

Since: Dec 07

protect yourself from Liberals

#117858 Oct 25, 2012
Politics as usual wrote:
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you are right, they know it is wrong, but they just don't care, they know that with the state of the corrupt media, no one is going to call them on it as long as they are democrats.
exactly; just worthless, partisan liberal hacks. If you listen to these people, you need more than one marble bouncing around that head of yours. All these media sources do is alter the truth. Voters need to do their own truth finding on the blogosphere and stop looking to the talking heads of the corporate media empire who are trying to tell you what to believe and how to think.
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117859 Oct 25, 2012
Guinness Drinker wrote:
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exactly; just worthless, partisan liberal hacks. If you listen to these people, you need more than one marble bouncing around that head of yours. All these media sources do is alter the truth. Voters need to do their own truth finding on the blogosphere and stop looking to the talking heads of the corporate media empire who are trying to tell you what to believe and how to think.
And what sources do you recommend?
Logic

United States

#117860 Oct 25, 2012
A better economy, more jobs , more housing and more than enough reasons to re-elect President Obama!

Right Power!
Teddy R

San Francisco, CA

#117861 Oct 25, 2012
joe wrote:
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Lying sure comes easy to you.
Romney and you say automatic weapons are illegal in the US and then you say, and I quote: "...except by holders of a Class III Federal Firearms License.
I guess what you're saying is they're illegal if Romney says so but they're actually legal if you get a permit.
What exactly did I post that was untrue?

Yes, weapons DEALERS and MANUFACTURERS have federal licenses that enable them to legally possess automatic weapons in the course of their busines operations. Same applies to explaosives, tanks and fighter jets, for that matter.

Automatic weapons are illegal for the public to possess, and always have been. Romney's statement to that effect is 100% truthful.

YOUR statement, on the other hand, insinuating otherwise, was a blatant lie. I called you on it - and now you look like a fool trying to cover your partisan hack tracks.

Dyckead.

Dismissed.
Teddy R

San Francisco, CA

#117862 Oct 25, 2012
joe wrote:
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Once again, you with the misdirecting Republican lie.
Most of these jobs moved to China which may pay workers as little as a 99 cents an hour.
Over the last two years, Mitt Romney's made large profits using a tax loophole to pay a low tax rate on profits he made from a company named Sensata.
The Sensata workers from Freeport Illinois are to be laid off near election day.
The lay-offs are in spite of Sensata having record profits.
The jobs are being shipped to China.
Chinese workers receive slave wages (about $1.35-99 cents per hour) in a communist country where plants operate without quality, safety or pollution controls.
American workers are being forced to compete with sweatshop labor with no safety, quality, labor and pollution control standards.
That is, the Sensata workers’ story partly explains why the American middle class is failing and it also partly explains how the superwealthy are becoming even more wealthy.
This wasn't about tax loopholes, azhole, this was about cost of labor.
It's another example of how American labor and the concept of a "living wage" is being traded off by multi-national corporations for cheap foreign labor.
And Republicans support that concept (profit above ALL else). The rest os us, not so much.
Deflect, deflect, deflect.

Quite a litany of ills you've laid out there.

I ask you again. What has the guy who is responsible for leading and doing something about all these ills you've catalogued - OBAMA - done to level the playing field with China in the last 4 years?
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117863 Oct 25, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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What exactly did I post that was untrue?
Yes, weapons DEALERS and MANUFACTURERS have federal licenses that enable them to legally possess automatic weapons in the course of their busines operations. Same applies to explaosives, tanks and fighter jets, for that matter.
Automatic weapons are illegal for the public to possess, and always have been. Romney's statement to that effect is 100% truthful.
YOUR statement, on the other hand, insinuating otherwise, was a blatant lie. I called you on it - and now you look like a fool trying to cover your partisan hack tracks.
Dyckead.
Dismissed.
You get testy when you're caught lying, don't you?

Automatic weapons are legal in this country. You're a liar. Actually, a bald-faced, arrogant and stupid liar. Prove (that's PROVE) you're not.

All fully automatic firearms must be registered with the BATF. Different states and locales have their own ordinances.
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117864 Oct 25, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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Deflect, deflect, deflect.
Quite a litany of ills you've laid out there.
I ask you again. What has the guy who is responsible for leading and doing something about all these ills you've catalogued - OBAMA - done to level the playing field with China in the last 4 years?
When we see you accusing we know that's what you're doing. Try as you may, you can't change (deflect) the subject that easily.

The subject: Mitt is "good to go" sending American jobs to China and India and any other place where labor costs get down around $2 a day.
Teddy R

San Francisco, CA

#117865 Oct 25, 2012
joe wrote:
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When we see you accusing we know that's what you're doing. Try as you may, you can't change (deflect) the subject that easily.
The subject: Mitt is "good to go" sending American jobs to China and India and any other place where labor costs get down around $2 a day.
I ask you again. What has the guy who is responsible for leading and doing something about all these ills you've catalogued - OBAMA - done to level the playing field with China in the last 4 years?
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117866 Oct 25, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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I ask you again. What has the guy who is responsible for leading and doing something about all these ills you've catalogued - OBAMA - done to level the playing field with China in the last 4 years?
Boy, you are persistent. I say again neither Obama or China is the subject, capisc. It's about Romney lying about concern for the middle class and American jobs. He, like you, are liars. Peddle your deceit up some other pipe.
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117867 Oct 25, 2012
Here's a nice answer to one of your right wing spokespersons:

Dear Ann Coulter,

Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow. So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?

I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow. I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.

I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.

Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next.

Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift.

Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more.

After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me. You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV.

I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.

Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor.

No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.

Come join us someday at Special Olympics. See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.

A friend you haven’t made yet,
John Franklin Stephens
Global Messenger
Special Olympics Virginia
Teddy R

San Francisco, CA

#117868 Oct 26, 2012
joe wrote:
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Boy, you are persistent. I say again neither Obama or China is the subject, capisc. It's about Romney lying about concern for the middle class and American jobs. He, like you, are liars. Peddle your deceit up some other pipe.
Once again - what has the guy who is responsible for leading and doing something about all these ills you've catalogued - OBAMA - done to level the playing field with China in the last 4 years?

This IS the subject, and the issue - the only one that matters, and the one you clearly don't have the stones to address.

OBAMA is the POTUS. He has FAILED spectacularly to do anything effectively to turn around America's increasingly poor competitive position in the world, and vs. China in particular, that you are so fond of cataloguing. He offers nothing but the same tedious stump speech and talking points - and you're slamming ROMNEY?? The one guy in the frame who HASN'T been in elected national office with the power to fix the crap you're whining about??

Four more years for this proven incompetent Obama?? You must be INSANE.
Politics as usual

Melville, NY

#117869 Oct 26, 2012
unbelievable how easily obama spends the taxpayers money,

"President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico's president"

http://washingtonexaminer.com/spending-on-whi...

we are deep in debt, continued high unemployment, and this pos just does not stop blowing through other people's money.

just unbelievable.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#117870 Oct 26, 2012
what has ur daddy done to the houseing market in the last four years drove it to the ground so ur daddy aint fixd crap and he shure aint going to start now no hope and no change for the obama plan in the four years
Politics as usual

Melville, NY

#117871 Oct 26, 2012
the more we learn about Libya the more upsetting it gets.

"CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack"

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/ci...

even more upsetting is that the other networks are not even questioning this situation. i don't even see this mentioned on Candy Crowley's cnn website.

unbelievable.
Logic

United States

#117873 Oct 26, 2012
It's kind of funny there is all this outrage on Libya and little to none after the attack in 2001 and even after more info was revealed
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117875 Oct 27, 2012
Logic wrote:
It's kind of funny there is all this outrage on Libya and little to none after the attack in 2001 and even after more info was revealed
Yeah, I know. They live in an alternate universe where more than half, at least, of the country is evil, insane, socialist, communist, fascist, racist, liars, lazy and out to get them.

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