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Obama Needs Our Help; He Can't Fix the Economy Alone (PATHETIC)
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/15/09 | Ellen Young

Posted on 02/15/2009 10:42:38 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom

In these times of dire economic trouble, we're all watching President Barack Obama. Six hundred thousand jobs disappeared last month alone. Decisive action is needed — but this president does not act alone. He made that clear in his campaign. Obama is a community organizer, and we're his community; we have our part to play.

How does an ordinary citizen affect anything as massive as an economic meltdown? Last Sunday, 10 of us met in the College Park home of John Allen in response to a request from our president. All across the country, people were congregating at economic recovery house meetings.

Most of us in that living room had never participated in politics before the Obama campaign. Yet there we were, spending a cozy Sunday afternoon sitting in a crowded living room watching Obama present his plan via online video. Next, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine answered questions. As the videos ended, we turned to one another. Now what?

When we donated to the campaign or worked the phone banks, we were told the real work would begin when the election was over. Here we were. We could call senators and make our voices heard. Then what? Obama hadn't asked us specifically to do anything, but we suspected that by gathering us together, he knew we'd think of something.

The recession is still mostly invisible in the middle-class world of Silicon Valley, but it's there when you look. Four of us were looking for work, two recently unemployed, two others trying to re-enter the work force after an absence. Kathy Stanley, recently unemployed and part of that alarming statistic quoted above, talked about recently joining a job-seeking club.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: idiots; ignoramus; lunacy; toobigtofail; zeroworship
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I would swear this is The Onion if I hadn't read it with my own two eyes in the Merc this morning. These idiots need Obama's permission to leave their homes, for crying out loud. Extreme liberalism turns people into whimpering basket cases dependent on the State for their survival and sustenance.

The Reagan prescriptions would solve this problem in short order and people wouldn't have to wait for their daily orders from Dear Leader...

  1. Across-the-board reductions in tax rates to provide incentives for saving, investment, entrepreneurship and work.
  2. Seregulation to remove unnecessary costs on the economy
  3. Control of government spending.
  4. Tight, anti-inflation monetary policy.

1 posted on 02/15/2009 10:42:38 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Lindsey Graham will protect conservative principles. Oh wait.
2 posted on 02/15/2009 10:45:41 AM PST by exist
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Obama doesn't want to fix the economy. He wants to destroy capitalism. Cloward-Piven Strategy
3 posted on 02/15/2009 10:46:13 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

He NEEDS the help of all 57 states!


4 posted on 02/15/2009 10:46:18 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: exist

5 dollars,a ham sandwich and a red T-shirt-contact your
local Acorn office.Ask for Evita!


5 posted on 02/15/2009 10:47:50 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Sorry, not interested in participating. I want him and his policies to fail....


6 posted on 02/15/2009 10:49:17 AM PST by Born In America (Liberalism proves insanity can be learned....)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

7 posted on 02/15/2009 10:49:32 AM PST by Bobalu (McCain has been proven to be the rino flop I always thought he was.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Maybe holding concerts for Stevie Wonder and using Air Force 1 every time he needs a pack of smokes would be a good place to start cutting back.


8 posted on 02/15/2009 10:50:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I think the Left publishes stuff like this just to discourage us freepers more than anything else. It’s almost like they’re saying, “Ha, you guys think you can win the intellectual argument with the voters? Look what the American voter has become! Resistance is futile.”


9 posted on 02/15/2009 10:50:38 AM PST by MNnice
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”

Thomas Jefferson


10 posted on 02/15/2009 10:50:58 AM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Zero NEEDS our help because he doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. It’s not like he’s ever run anything before.


11 posted on 02/15/2009 10:53:16 AM PST by ncdrumr (Oooh, SarahCUda!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

So, while Obama goes around, acting like Chicken Little, predicting the sky will fall, if we don’t support this legislation, this reporter is going to try to convince us that a high speed train to Vegas is just the ticket we need to ride us out of this.

People get ready, there’s a train a comin’. Don’t need no ticket, just get on board.


12 posted on 02/15/2009 10:53:24 AM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“Obama Needs Our Help; He Can’t Fix the Economy Alone”

Who in the hell is going to get stuck with the tab for this debacle??

Not Barry!

We’re doing our share and will continue to until it simply becomes too much. I am nearing that phase.


13 posted on 02/15/2009 10:56:08 AM PST by incredulous joe
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
no thanks Mr President, I;ve already participed in serving MY COUNTRY, you do it now ( oh wait, I keep forgetting, your my fearless leader )
14 posted on 02/15/2009 10:56:14 AM PST by peace with honor
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

According to Obama, all we need to do to get out of the recession is to spend money. Lots of it. Beg, borrow or steal, but spend, spend, spend!

The only thing we have to fear...

Wait a minute. Have no fear, Obama’s here.

Just spend, baby, spend!


15 posted on 02/15/2009 10:56:38 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

He claimed he had all the answers, didn’t he?

He lied to us?

Say it ain’t so.


16 posted on 02/15/2009 10:56:44 AM PST by bricklayer
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Most of us in that living room had never participated in politics before the Obama campaign.

When we donated to the campaign or worked the phone banks, we were told the real work would begin when the election was over. Here we were. We could call senators and make our voices heard. Then what? Obama hadn't asked us specifically to do anything, but we suspected that by gathering us together, he knew we'd think of something.

Kinda makes me wonder if they're wishing they'd asked a few more questions, rather than just accepting that Obama was going to buy them a new pony. The "stimulus" is pork to his buddies and funding for election fraud, nothing more. It's being funded by bankrupting the businesses that employed these people. So they collect around a computer, waiting for the next marching orders from the 0racle. Wonder if they'll ever figure it out, or if they'll just wait for more orders from 0™. I guess we should call the new administration 02, as it looks like the masses are huddled waiting for new marching orders from 0prah and 0bama.

17 posted on 02/15/2009 10:57:57 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The only question is, where, oh where to spend my $13 per month tax cut. Whooppee!!


18 posted on 02/15/2009 10:58:04 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: cripplecreek

Reggie,did you disable the smoke detector in the lavatory?


19 posted on 02/15/2009 10:58:21 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I'll give him the same amount of "help" that the Commie DemocRATS gave President Bush in the WAR ON TERROR. (Reverb/off)

The Commie 'RATS successfully divided my country in their drive to gain total power over America and Americans. They can kiss my ass. DemocRATS are now my enemy. They no longer meet my definition of an American.

20 posted on 02/15/2009 10:59:08 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have You Punched A Democrat Today? - Do it for the children.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

But!But! I thought the black wonder was going to solve all our problems with just a wave of his hand.My God its turning into a Quagmire.


21 posted on 02/15/2009 10:59:44 AM PST by bikerman
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Someone should start a pool in Las Vegas for the date when construction statrts on this. I’d guess 13 years.


22 posted on 02/15/2009 11:00:55 AM PST by cookcounty (Lincoln saw slaves in America and freed them. Obama saw slaves in Iraq and gave them the finger..)
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To: Eva
... this reporter is going to try to convince us that a high speed train to Vegas is just the ticket we need to ride us out of this.

We're funding a high speed train to Vegas while 0bama is threatening businesses for organizing trips to Vegas. My only reaction is that I know the government can get stupider, but I sit in dread of seeing how they manage it.

23 posted on 02/15/2009 11:00:57 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I wonder if they had candles and incense. Did they sing little songs and hold hands?


24 posted on 02/15/2009 11:02:09 AM PST by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"Starting on the micro level, we can change our world. Our group created our own economic recovery startup. If you want to get involved in your community on any level, in any way that would use your best abilities, go to www.barackobama.com. and type in your ZIP code. Connect with others in your area. When we come together with our common good in mind, the magic of the human spirit rises to the surface."

Good plan. I'll get right on it. Let's meet at the range.

25 posted on 02/15/2009 11:03:01 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Obama Needs Our Help; He Can't Fix the Economy Alone with socialism.... but IMO I don't think he really wants to.
26 posted on 02/15/2009 11:03:27 AM PST by clamper1797 (Obambi ... Karl Marx in black face)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
You are on your own, 0. I want you to

FAIL

27 posted on 02/15/2009 11:03:33 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: Dr. Ursus
Wait a minute... before he was elected we got a hero, a bag of chips, soda, cigarettes and beer (if in Denver before the convention, even a haircut or weave), what gives... cut backs?

My bad, we all have to do our part.

P.S. Still waiting on that promised commemorative bong with his picture and my checks... when will that come? And what's up with ham being haram now, so we have to get turkey on our heros? Later for ACORN, a brother loves his bacon, ham and sausage; He said the days of Corn Flakes and Mac and cheese were over, then gives us Ramen noodles. I've been bamboozled. /s

28 posted on 02/15/2009 11:03:52 AM PST by AliVeritas (And while the rest of the nation was still sleepin', they'll be bidding America goodbye.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

obozo seems to be running on a full tank with all the excellent credentials of his staff thus far. He doesn’t need our help.


29 posted on 02/15/2009 11:03:58 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Here is how to help.

Step One: Change your witholding on your W-2 form so that you get as little as possible withheld. (Claim more Dependents)

Step Two: Take the extra cash per pay period and put it in a savings/money market account in a local bank. (Then at tax time if you owe some back you have made interest on your money instead of giving Obama an interest free loan to expand the government with)

Step Three: Turn one or more of your hobbies into a legal side business and use it to increase your tax deductions (Talk to your accountant on all the particulars)

Bottm Line: Send less money to and get more back from the IRS. STARVE THE BEAST!

30 posted on 02/15/2009 11:04:58 AM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: Man50D

Bingo. We’re still going through the pdfs... not good.

Not only what was slipped back in, but what was dropped.

I have to talk to Cboldt and others on what can be done (if anything), to get rid of this now... it has to be something (even on vacation and already voted on), before it’s signed Tuesday.

We need a Sandy Burger.


31 posted on 02/15/2009 11:07:01 AM PST by AliVeritas (And while the rest of the nation was still sleepin', they'll be bidding America goodbye.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
The big Zero can fix it or fall on his face on his own, cause I'm not interested in helping. He promised he could fix it, so there ya go. According to some of his followers, he's gonna pay our mortgages, put gas in our cars and lower the seas. He didn't say he was gonna need our help.
32 posted on 02/15/2009 11:07:58 AM PST by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Obama is certainly doing his share of spending!!

Daily trips on Air Force One & cocktail parties every Wednesday at the White House.

33 posted on 02/15/2009 11:08:20 AM PST by LADY J
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Are we supposed to fill in while he is on vacation? Make sure the White House thermostat gets turned back up to 80°F hours before his return?

These bastards didn't even have the courtesy to post this bill on the internet for 48 hours before voting as they had promised. For a Party that has that much contempt for the American public, it is laughable that they would ask for our help.

I'll make a deal with you, Mr. President. If you waive my taxes for the next four years, I will hire an unemployed worker. Deal?

34 posted on 02/15/2009 11:12:43 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Screw you Bambi, preach it to the 53% lobotomized sheep that are your followers. We have given enough already.
35 posted on 02/15/2009 11:13:36 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
If you want to get involved in your community on any level, in any way that would use your best abilities, go to www.barackobama.com. and type in your ZIP code. Connect with others in your area. When we come together with our common good in mind, the magic of the human spirit rises to the surface.

The what? The "magic of the human spirit rises to the surface?"

GAG!

36 posted on 02/15/2009 11:14:11 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"Obama Needs Our Help; He Can't Fix the Economy Alone"

Yeah but not to worry, he's got Pelosie and Barney Frank to help him. Plus he's got those three RINO's, Larry, Snowe and Curly to help him too.

37 posted on 02/15/2009 11:18:05 AM PST by muir_redwoods (I finally agree; the President is an Ass)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

(Obama is a community organizer, and we’re his community; )

Sorry, I am not a member of Obamas community. I am not a Socialist. I am an American. I do not need a organizer in the Whitehouse, I want and need a leader. To bad America did not vote for one....


38 posted on 02/15/2009 11:20:37 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Mad Dawgg
STARVE THE BEAST bump!
39 posted on 02/15/2009 11:22:23 AM PST by G.Mason (Decide whether you will fight this government machine, or join it ...)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Okay, here's some background on the author, Ellen Young...

Apparently she is the San Jose organizer for "Seth heads" where they get together and talk about dreams in a group based on knowledge garnered from a Ouija board... Those five little words were the first pronouncement from the entity who announced his presence to Jane Roberts and her husband, Robert Butts, by way of a Ouija board, and who is now known to millions simply as "Seth."[2] Seth was not really his name, he noted. Entities at his level of reality had no names. But we could call him that. The name captured, he said, "the me of me."

40 posted on 02/15/2009 11:29:39 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Man50D
That can work both ways. We are on record stating clearly that Obama’s and Pelosi/Reid's policies will fail. They will make things worse.

Given that, all we need to do is share and publicize our predictions, along with our alternative prescriptions.

The “crisis” can work in our favor. I expect an exciting 2010 (so long as the Census is not rigged). One that replaces old socialists with small government, free marketeers.

41 posted on 02/15/2009 11:30:28 AM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I’ll help. Just leave me alone.


42 posted on 02/15/2009 11:31:15 AM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

AS far as I am concerned he can go to hell.


43 posted on 02/15/2009 11:36:31 AM PST by sport
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To: Jim Robinson
Buddy....Can u spare me a dime....
44 posted on 02/15/2009 11:40:34 AM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
YOUR leader,NOT MINE ! Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic
45 posted on 02/15/2009 11:43:20 AM PST by MtnMan101
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To: MNnice

Sounds Like Invasion Of the Body Snatchers and Soylent Green In one nice neat little Package ,with a little Time Machine,in the land of the Warlocks thrown in.
I for one am a little presupposed toward BRAVEHEART ,Maybe Spartacus


46 posted on 02/15/2009 11:48:11 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

How dare this pathetic worm doubt the most holy lord bar(h)ack obama! He has promised miracles and miracles WILL BE DELIVERED!

May her children (unless she’s barren or a lesbian who has eschewed predatory adoption) know everlasting shame for their mothers lack of faith!


47 posted on 02/15/2009 11:50:17 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Just think, all over the country such easily duped deluded idiots are meeting and pretending that the clueless One’s asking them to solve the problems that he has no concept of how to deal with.

Soon he will be asking them to march on those who stand in his way as he seeks to consolidate the power of cluelessness while giving pork to his patronage pals, Ci-cago style.


48 posted on 02/15/2009 11:52:07 AM PST by AmericanVictory
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To: Jim Robinson

Let’s see Dh just got back from the grocery store. He bought a loaf of bread, a 16oz container of sour cream, a bundle of green onions, a 16oz bag of noodles and 8 donuts(not on the list!) and spent just a hair over $13. looks like that big stimulas is going to go realllllly far, NOT!


49 posted on 02/15/2009 11:52:36 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Jim Robinson

May I humbly suggest.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/047700354507.html

Once a month, every month...


50 posted on 02/15/2009 11:55:03 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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