Obama, Sarkozy discussed oil market conditions: White House

Apr 12, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Elysee's diplomatic adviser for US Damien Loras take part in a video conference with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Elysee palace in Paris April 12, 2012.

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Discuss This Obama:



Census: US Poverty Rate Swells Under Obama Administration

WASHINGTON (AP)— The ranks of America’s poor swelled to almost 1 in 6 people last year, reaching a new high as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans struggling and out of work. The number of uninsured edged up to 49.9 million, the biggest in more than two decades.

The Census Bureau’s annual report released Tuesday offers a snapshot of the economic well-being of U.S. households for 2010, when joblessness hovered above 9 percent for a second year. It comes at a politically sensitive time for President Barack Obama, who has acknowledged in the midst of a re-election fight that the unemployment rate could persist at high levels through next year.

The overall poverty rate climbed to 15.1 percent, or 46.2 million, up from 14.3 percentobama increases poverty in 2009. The official poverty level is an annual income of $22,314 for a family of four.

Measured by total numbers, the 46 million now living in poverty is the largest on record dating back to when the census began tracking poverty in 1959.

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Obama is the WORST Totus of ALL-Time.



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How Obama’s ‘Other Half’ Lives


By Robert Rector
December 16, 2011

Census data shows 48 percent of Americans are either “poor” or “near poor,” the Associated Press reported yesterday, perplexing everyday people and delighting the nation’s harshest critics here and abroad.

The AP story implied this staggering news was the result of deteriorating economic conditions. In fact, though, the number of “near poor” Americans increased dramatically because the Obama administration dramatically (but quietly) changed the official definition of poverty.

Traditionally, a U.S. household was considered “low income” or “near poor” if it had income below 200 percent of the official poverty income thresholds. The Obama administration has raised those income thresholds and thereby transformed the way the government measures poverty and near poverty.

Under President Obama’s new definitions, a family of four in Oakland is “near poor” if their annual pre-tax income is less than $89,700 plus medical insurance. In metropolitan Washington, D.C., the near-poverty line became $80,500. In New York, it’s now $78,500; in Boston,$68,900; and Chicago,$68,600.

One result: The income level for “near poverty” is now very close to the median household income in most communities.(Median income means half the households have more income and half have less.)

So it should be no surprise that, with these new standards, the Census Bureau “discovered” that almost half the U.S. population lives in or “near” poverty. The system is designed to produce that result.

The Obama administration’s new poverty measures are high-octane political propaganda. By dramatically expanding the definition of poverty (and near poverty), the administration furthers the president’s agenda to “spread the wealth.” By artificially inflating the number of Americans counted as poor or near poor, the administration expects to generate political pressure to expand the welfare state and raise taxes

Obama already has permanently increased welfare spending by nearly a third. The government will spend over $900 billion this year on means-tested welfare programs to provide cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to poor and low-income Americans. That total does not include Social Security, Medicare, or unemployment insurance.

Under the government’s old definition of poverty, this $900 billion–plus comes to around $9,000 for each lower-income American. That’s apparently not nearly enough for Obama — hence a new measure of “poverty” calculated to convince voters that they need to support more welfare spending.

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Did they invite the monopoly, I mean, cartel?

LOL Why don't we fight for a free market?
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They're probably just sitting around cracking wise about Netanyahu.
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An interesting subject of conversation, but
there is nothing they can do about it.
The French have no oil and most of what we have is too dirty and dangerous to use.
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The laughing liberal wrote:
How Obama’s ‘Other Half’ Lives
By Robert Rector
December 16, 2011
Census data shows 48 percent of Americans are either “poor” or “near poor,” the Associated Press reported yesterday, perplexing everyday people and delighting the nation’s harshest critics here and abroad.
The AP story implied this staggering news was the result of deteriorating economic conditions. In fact, though, the number of “near poor” Americans increased dramatically because the Obama administration dramatically (but quietly) changed the official definition of poverty.
Traditionally, a U.S. household was considered “low income” or “near poor” if it had income below 200 percent of the official poverty income thresholds. The Obama administration has raised those income thresholds and thereby transformed the way the government measures poverty and near poverty.
Under President Obama’s new definitions, a family of four in Oakland is “near poor” if their annual pre-tax income is less than $89,700 plus medical insurance. In metropolitan Washington, D.C., the near-poverty line became $80,500. In New York, it’s now $78,500; in Boston,$68,900; and Chicago,$68,600.
One result: The income level for “near poverty” is now very close to the median household income in most communities.(Median income means half the households have more income and half have less.)
So it should be no surprise that, with these new standards, the Census Bureau “discovered” that almost half the U.S. population lives in or “near” poverty. The system is designed to produce that result.
The Obama administration’s new poverty measures are high-octane political propaganda. By dramatically expanding the definition of poverty (and near poverty), the administration furthers the president’s agenda to “spread the wealth.” By artificially inflating the number of Americans counted as poor or near poor, the administration expects to generate political pressure to expand the welfare state and raise taxes
Obama already has permanently increased welfare spending by nearly a third. The government will spend over $900 billion this year on means-tested welfare programs to provide cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to poor and low-income Americans. That total does not include Social Security, Medicare, or unemployment insurance.
Under the government’s old definition of poverty, this $900 billion–plus comes to around $9,000 for each lower-income American. That’s apparently not nearly enough for Obama — hence a new measure of “poverty” calculated to convince voters that they need to support more welfare spending.
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The Heritage Foundation, a RW propaganda mill from the word go.
Get real, giggles!
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Gary wrote:
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The Heritage Foundation, a RW propaganda mill from the word go.
Get real, giggles!
... but Media Matters is a trusted source, I presume, for you?

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They're probably just sitting around cracking wise about Netanyahu.
and Ahmadinejad

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You obviously lack the intellectual heft required to dispute the facts so you go with the typical democrat ploy of attacking the messenger.

It's not working dummy. ROFLMAO!


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Get real, giggles!

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Does Rahm Blame Daley For City Violence? Spills beans on Chicago "Curfews"

By Lisa Balde
| Thursday, Apr 12, 2012



Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on the defensive Thursday about a surge of recent homicides in Chicago and questioned why new law enforcement tactics hadn't been created before he was elected 10 months ago.

"You can say,'Are you doing it right,'" Emanuel said, "but the question is,'Why were those policies not done before?'"

Between the start of 2012 and April 1, Chicago Police recorded 120 homicides, a 60 percent spike over the 75 murders during the same period in 2010 and 2011.

In response Emanuel told reporters he has toughened curfew policy, dumped more resources into after-school programs and changed the way police deals with liquor stores, "a cancer in communities."

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Doe...



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Obama is the WORST Totus of ALL-Time.
Jimmy carter couldn't be more relieved.
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Discuss This Obama:
Census: US Poverty Rate Swells Under Obama Administration
WASHINGTON (AP)— The ranks of America’s poor swelled to almost 1 in 6 people last year, reaching a new high as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans struggling and out of work. The number of uninsured edged up to 49.9 million, the biggest in more than two decades.
The Census Bureau’s annual report released Tuesday offers a snapshot of the economic well-being of U.S. households for 2010, when joblessness hovered above 9 percent for a second year. It comes at a politically sensitive time for President Barack Obama, who has acknowledged in the midst of a re-election fight that the unemployment rate could persist at high levels through next year.
The overall poverty rate climbed to 15.1 percent, or 46.2 million, up from 14.3 percentobama increases poverty in 2009. The official poverty level is an annual income of $22,314 for a family of four.
Measured by total numbers, the 46 million now living in poverty is the largest on record dating back to when the census began tracking poverty in 1959.
THANKS OBAMA!
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I imagine they were both discussing what they will do with all their free time after they both get dumped by the voters this year. Making Golf dates etc.
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How many are "better off" now than they were
3.6yrs ago? No lies allowed, nothing but
the truth? Can you do that???

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