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George F. Will: State of the Union topic will not be Obamacare
Commercial Appeal ^ | 1/26/14 | George F. Will

Posted on 01/26/2014 5:54:21 AM PST by Libloather

**SNIP**

Obama probably also will urge measures to increase college enrollments. For several decades, both parties simply knew that not enough people owned homes. So, federal policy — mortgage subsidies, lower lending standards — encouraged more homeownership than market rationality would have produced. One exciting result was the Great Recession. Now the federal government, which simply knows that not enough people are getting college degrees, has fueled a bubble in higher education by funneling billions in subsidies for student tuition aid. To the surprise of no one, except the government, schools have responded by raising their prices — they are up 23 percent since Obama’s first election — to capture the subsidies.

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity reports that about 48 percent of those college graduates who are employed are occupying jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests require less than a four-year college education. Thirty-seven percent are in jobs that require no more than a high school diploma, and about 5 million are in jobs that require less than a high school education. About 14 percent of waiters and waitresses, 16.5 percent of bartenders, 18 percent of telemarketers and 24.6 percent of retail salespeople — not including the 14.5 percent of counter and sales clerks — have college degrees.

(Excerpt) Read more at commercialappeal.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hussein; obamacare; show; will
Hussein's crowning achievement - and he won't even pimp it?
1 posted on 01/26/2014 5:54:21 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Income Inequality banned and is now relaunched as “Ladders of Opportunity”


2 posted on 01/26/2014 6:08:08 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Libloather

He’s decided to MOVE ON...to the “Promise Zone” and other inane “programs” to be named later..

Yes 2014 Barry’s Year Of Action will see dozens of New Names arise on the Propaganda scene..

Obamacare like cursive..book reading and analog watches.. is now Old Skool


3 posted on 01/26/2014 6:23:39 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Libloather

“24.6 percent of retail salespeople — not including the 14.5 percent of counter and sales clerks — have college degrees.”
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I have said that people with degrees are taking jobs that went to eighth grade dropouts in my youth, now it appears that some are taking jobs that went to fourth grade dropouts in those days. The kind of job that I had at 21, fresh out of the Navy, probably would go to someone with a master’s now. When I reflect that it used to be EXPECTED of a male who finished high school in my time that he would be immediately gainfully employed if he were not going to college and that he would be married and have a house and children by 22 it seems as if this must be a different planet now.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 6:24:07 AM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: Libloather

ON THIS DAY

Jan 26, 1784, In a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle as the symbol of America. He wanted the turkey.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 6:29:09 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Red_Devil 232
The Obama 'Ladder of Opportunity'.
6 posted on 01/26/2014 6:30:33 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: JPG

Odumbo will deflect all attention away from his already failed policies and expound his next series of failed policies. The guy is, has been and will always be a LOSER!


7 posted on 01/26/2014 6:31:58 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Libloather

Will he call it a “five year plan”?


8 posted on 01/26/2014 6:34:01 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Libloather; sickoflibs; GOPJ; Grampa Dave; TADSLOS
Boobamba's SOTU won't be mentioning Obamacare?

ROTFL---that IS funny.

WHO CAN BLAME HIM? Boobamba's prolly scared stiff of the applause from lock-stepping Dems rising to their fight as one (like they had firecrackers under their a**es)..... to applaud Boobamba's signature piece of legislation.

Heck, as far back as 2008, at the presidential debate in Nashville, Democrat candidate Obama advanced his signature plan that was ultimately enacted (by an historic straight Democrat party-line vote) into the "Affordable Care Act :

OBAMA: "No. 1, let me just repeat, if you’ve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All I’m going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. You’ll still have your choice of doctor.”

Repeated over and over ---- with the promise that every American family would be saving $2500.00 on healthcare costs.

LOCK-STEPPING PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1940's ERA EUROPE Obama And The Dumbos marched in lockstep. The persistent Dumbocrat drumbeat ---- in obeisance to Obama ---- kept ringing reassuringly in our ears: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

=================================

SIGNING "THE BIG EFFIN' DEAL"

"Those Democrats leering over my shoulder owe me bigtime. This
healthcare bill insures we have a permanent Democratic majority."

" All except those Tea Party types, swallowed hook, line and sinker my promises that they could:
(1) keep their existing health plans,
(2) keep their own doctors that they like,
(3) keep their 25-year-olds on the family health plan,
(4) never be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition,
(5) sign up instantly on my tech-savvy government Web site,
(6) buy insurance only after becoming seriously ill."
(7) save $2,500 in annual premiums in the bargain....
(8) All without any new taxes."

"Them sonovagun Tea Partiers will rue the day they criticized my wonderful bill."

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JUST AN EDUCATED GUESS (CACKLE)-- O/Care must be a debacle---b/c lock-stepping Dems are hiding it as an election issue.

Nanzi Pelosi Says Dems win in 2014 Focusing on The 3 R’s: Recruiting, Raising Cash, Raising Issues.....but Nancy plumb "forgot" to mention "Obamacare"--- the signature legislation of their president. Lock-stepping Dems once said they were so s-u-r-e Americans would love Obama's wonderful healthcare plan, that O/Care is a winning Democrat issue.

Lock-stepping Dems seem to have gotten the heebie jeebies over Obamacare.

ROTFL.

9 posted on 01/26/2014 6:34:19 AM PST by Liz
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To: Progov

When he puts a “laser focus” on something, the laser focus moves away from something else - for a while, anyway.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 6:38:04 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Libloather
I would rather spend my evening listening to Dennis Rodman expound on the virtues of basketball diplomacy, or Justin beiber lecture on the challenges of growing up as a billionaire brat, then torture myself with one second of OBigEars lying and posturing.
11 posted on 01/26/2014 6:39:38 AM PST by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Libloather

At some point in his speech, Obama will attempt to channel an archetype buried deep in the American psyche—the image of the
noble, suffering slave raised high on the auction block, first
used by Abolitionists prior to the Civil War, and Lincoln
during it. His podium will become an altar compelling voters to once again prove their repentance—by submission to Obama.

Obama will present himself as having achieved the pinnacle of
innocence, which will actually come across “like a billy goat
pining after purity” to borrow and reassign a trope from
writer Henri Troyat.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 6:41:35 AM PST by odawg
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To: All
Golly, I hope when she writes his SOTU speech, Valerie
omits references to Obamacare. Or---disaster looms.

"And let me thank every Democrat, who---without exception
---voted for Obamacare---my historic signature legislation."

"Thank you Democrats for reminding every American in every district
that 'if they like their plan, they can keep their plan.' Nice work Democrats."

13 posted on 01/26/2014 6:49:42 AM PST by Liz
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14 posted on 01/26/2014 6:50:28 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Liz

All except those Tea Party types, swallowed hook, line and sinker my promises that they could:
(1) keep their existing health plans,
(2) keep their own doctors that they like,
(3) keep their 25-year-olds on the family health plan,
(4) never be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition,
(5) sign up instantly on my tech-savvy government Web site,
(6) buy insurance only after becoming seriously ill.”
(7) save $2,500 in annual premiums in the bargain....
(8) All without any new taxes.”

Great list Liz....


15 posted on 01/26/2014 6:56:03 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: odawg
At some point in his SOTU speech, Obama will attempt to channel the image of the noble, suffering slave on the auction bloc.....O's Congressional podium will become an altar to "victimization," compelling voters to prove their repentance by total submission to Obama.

(Sniffle) STILL A "VICTIM" AFTER ALL THESE YEARS (sob) Holds the most powerful office in the world---living like a billionaire in the WH---but he's still a "victim."

SINKING IN THE POLLS, OBAMA CUNNINGLY PLAYS THE RACE CARD--“There’s no doubt some folks really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. Yet, as a 2008 candidate salivating after the highest office in the land, he tried to convince voters his blackness was of no consequence. He made dam sure voters knew he was half-white---photographs with his white grandparents popped up allover.

The Obama agit/prop campaign team blanketed the media w/ this badly photo-shopped pic.

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NRO tallied what taxpayers are paying for the "victim and his wife" to live large on the taxpayers' dime: a grand total of $1.4 billion per year:

Air Force One ($181,757 per hour), executive chef ($100,000 per year), three full-time White House calligraphers ($277,050 per year for the trio), chief of staff to the president’s dog ($102,000 per year), Ohaha's royal motorcade ($2.2 million). $100 million alone for the African apology tour.

==========================================

$1.4 BILLION is the current annual cost of the White House — just in household expenses, not including US policy operations for which the WH exists-- administered by some 900 parasites--- policy staff recruited by Ohaha.

There's the $100 million trip to Africa not including the foreign aid billions O handed out to these oil-rich satraps. There's serial Ohaha vacations costing taxpayers millions---- (the low estimate Hawaii vacays is $4 million each, but is probably five times that); the pricey Martha's Vineyard stays; Mrs O's costly trip to elite Marbella w/ an entourage of 30.

Mrs O's $3900 PER NIGHT in Ireland PLUS 30 more rooms for her entourage.

Ireland's Grace Kelly hotel suite.

=======================================

TAXPAYERS SUFFERED RUINOUS HEALTHCARE CANCELLATIONS--BUT THEY PAY $7 MILLION FOR THE OBAMAS HEALTHCARE---NRO found the first family’s yearly health-care costs Americans $7 million; the reason why only Boobamba himself was "enrolled" last month --and not his family.

Mrs O wore her pricey diamond bangles (bought on a govt salary?) at a DNC fund-raiser, attended by "tolerant and compassionate" Dems....raised big bucks to keep Mr O in office so he could work for "the poor." Her diamond Gothic cuff priced at $15,350 set with 2.17 carats in diamonds and the Quatrefoil bracelet at $11,800 set with 1.73 carats in diamonds. (Excerpt) Read more at houston.culturemap.com.

Mrs O wowed all the "tolerant and compassionate" Dems who hate the rich and support endless tax-paid programs "for the poor."

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Mrs O has 24 assistants at her beck and call.
Her wardrobe, nails and hair are subsidized w/ US tax dollars.

16 posted on 01/26/2014 6:59:02 AM PST by Liz
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To: Libloather

No, the SOTU will not focus on O-care. It may say a few wonderfully false and rosy things about it, but the address will be forward looking. It will describe how Obama will use the power of the pen and phone to bring government alive as never before, crushing inequality, speeding environmental change, and pumping money to the unions through government spending (e.g., college for dummies, paid for by after-grad servitude to government). /Rant off


17 posted on 01/26/2014 7:03:36 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Libloather

Obama’s about the only person I want to hear less from than George Will.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 7:53:28 AM PST by mindburglar (Karl Rove will call Ted Cruz a "white hispanic".)
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To: Libloather

All GOP reps and senators should decline to attend. The Supreme Court justices too.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 7:56:05 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Libloather

20 posted on 01/26/2014 7:58:29 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Libloather

I think the lib papers put George Will on their pages so that people think the right is full of pompous asses.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 8:01:15 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Libloather

The problem I have with Bow-Tie George, Kraut, Kristol and all the other supposed conservatives on the Sunday news/pundit and column circuits is that they insist on discussing Obama in the context of someone who is a qualified executive who should be in charge of an America, but just doesn’t seem to be able to ‘get things right.’

In truth, they should guffaw and ridicule this poser any chance they get. I don’t trust any of them. They are only in this ‘gig’ to get what they can and feather their own nests.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 8:09:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Libloather

Maybe he could talk about the real achievements in his presidency. The ones that didn’t end in failure,that is. That way the whole thing could end start & end in the time it took to do the introduction & the network could use the remaining time for something productive.


23 posted on 01/26/2014 8:14:43 AM PST by oldtech
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To: Libloather

Obama and his sheep are terminally moronic.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 8:34:55 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Gaffer

These men (Will, Kristol, Krauthammer, etc) are simply analyzing the decision that Obama makes and the effects they think such decisions will have on America. They are quite critical of Obama’s decisions for the most part. Personal attacks and general criticisms of Obama’s character and worthiness to hold office may feel good to hear, but those sorts or remarks are in poor taste, are unprofessional, serve as poor arguments for the matter at hand, and give opponents easy targets upon which counter attack.

Trust me. I don’t like Obama anymore than you do, but the people in this country have chosen him to be our leader. Ridiculing the man only makes it personal to all who support him. The best way for these critics that you mention to go is to simply continue to point out what Obama’s doing and what effect it will have on the country. In the end, if the folks don’t care that Obamacare is a dissaster and that we are being dragged into socialism, then that’s what we get......and yes, it breaks my heart to even think what I just wote.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 8:57:37 AM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: MeshugeMikey

He’s decided to MOVE ON...

Liberals are like locusts; they mass, they destroy, then they “move on...”


26 posted on 01/26/2014 8:58:53 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Libloather

Its about those who play by the rules and work hard will get the jobs, crap ontop of crap is still crap


27 posted on 01/26/2014 9:02:20 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: ronnie raygun; sickoflibs; GOPJ; Grampa Dave; ken5050; justiceseeker93; Libloather

Forget his SOTU mentioning Obamacare-—what I’d really like to know is how he’s going to get that *itch Michele to sit in the balcony and applaud for him.

Gonna take some doing-—she’s still smarting over the Mandela Memorial flirtation.....when Boobamba embarrassed her on the world stage.

Maybe he’ll bribe her with new diamonds?

A new house in the Vineyard?

Trips abroad?

Adding 10-12 to her 24-member personal staff?

Getting Valerie to siphon off govt money into a new PAC for her political ambitions-—yup, that oughta do it.


28 posted on 01/26/2014 12:42:23 PM PST by Liz
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To: The Antiyuppie

Move on .orgs new logo....a satitated locust with a snarl on its face.


29 posted on 01/26/2014 4:51:32 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Libloather; a fool in paradise

Jeez George, the topic will be class envy, everybody know that!


30 posted on 01/26/2014 4:54:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

WARZ ON WIMENS!!!


31 posted on 01/26/2014 6:51:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Gaffer
Don't hold your breath. Will, Kraut, Kristol, et al rely on others to publish their scribblings for them. They won't rock any boats.
32 posted on 01/26/2014 10:39:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Mustangman
Ridiculing the man only makes it personal to all who support him

Your sense of honor, decorum and fair-play is wasted on Democrats, and to a large extent on a lot of conservatives and others who have had enough.

The fact is that ridicule, derision and mud-slinging WORKS! To a Democrat supporter, it is all about feeling and 'personal'. Arguing with reason and logic doesn't phase them one doggone bit! They always resort to 'personal' - the kind of ad hominem attacks their media Shills and Party Pundits create for them in petty sound bites.

It is the primary stock-and-trade for Democrats AND the media when it comes to a Republican (one they're not trying to elect) or Conservative.

And, I still believe for these pundits I've identified, their primary goal is to be the Loyal (but not too vocal) Opposition so they can maintain their cush jobs and existence. They are worthless to us.

33 posted on 01/27/2014 7:18:12 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

You are a cynical one, aren’t you? With that said, personal attacks by the Dems do always seem to work against the Repubs, don’t they? “Don’t argue the points, attack the character of the opponent....” Now, you’ve depressed me.....with the truth.

Still, you must understand that for the flower-people of the 60’s this is their last gasp moment to create utopia before they shuffle off this mortal coil. They now own the media, Hollywood, the music industry, and a sanctimonious attitude that has not lapsed in their old age. They are now acting desperate and unreasonable on many fronts (as Obamacare clearly demonstrates), but this time will pass. Trust me...someone some day will break out the calculator and do the math. It’s inevitable. The Flower childrens party will end because it must end.

Our job for now is to be positined for the time when the mathematical reality hits home. Screaming and whinning will not make us look suited for that job when it comes our way. And, as the only ones qualified to do the job, we better make damn good and certain we look reasonable and prepared for the burden. It will be a heavy one.....thanks to the summer of love.


34 posted on 01/27/2014 8:40:23 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Mustangman

I think it’s even worse. It’s true we are living with the fruits and flower vestiges of the 60s peace and power revolution, and those proponents are on the downslope to meet their maker.

Unfortunately, they’ve been very, very busy. Busy at enslaving at least two generations in their entitlement utopia; they’re working on the next and future generations, still.

The majority of those on SNAP, EITC, WICs, Section 8, ObamaPhones, mortgage programs, rent assistance, utility assistance, et al aren’t aged flower children. They are largely younger, healthier denizens who have become enraptured by the largess, and they will fight like whirling dervishes to keep it.

I agree, there will be some point at which they will HAVE to listen to something, someone. That will be when it all breaks down (BTW, most don’t even know how to USE a calculator), and they cannot be funded for the lifestyle to which they’ve become accustomed. My guess is large scale riots, martial law, and a complete retrenchment of socialism to placate them. We will then completely become the third world as they gravitate to the next liar that promises them utopia forever.


35 posted on 01/28/2014 2:38:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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