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In State of the Union, Obama calls for a 'year of action'
Philly.com ^ | Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 3:01 AM | WILL BUNCH

Posted on 01/29/2014 8:40:44 AM PST by Phillyred

PRESIDENT OBAMA: action hero, or bad actor? More than five years after becoming America's 44th president, Obama declared in his State of the Union address last night that his sixth, 2014, would be a "year of action." His proclamation was born partly from resolve to tackle the rising gap between America's rich and poor but mainly from his frustration over getting anything done in gridlocked Washington. The president told Americans in the just-over-an-hour televised address that his political weapon of choice would be the pen - that during the next 12 months he would sign executive orders as a way to address some of the country's many vexing problems. The first and possibly boldest such move, he announced, will be a steep hike in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for private contractors winning federal work. "In the coming months, let's see where else we can make progress together," Obama said to a chamber packed with lawmakers facing a midterm election. "Let's make this a year of action. That's what most Americans want - for all of us in this chamber to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations. "And what I believe unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all - the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead." But the vibe surrounding the yearly Constitution-mandated speech was that little unites the increasingly factionalized people of this nation.

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King Hussein. Giving America a "raise". And he consulted how many real economists? People blaming Reagan in the comments. Amazing. Would be nice for some to Freep this comments section.
1 posted on 01/29/2014 8:40:44 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: Phillyred

Goes to prove that a BUM can be elected to the highest office in the Land.

Obama is a BUM of the highest order!


2 posted on 01/29/2014 8:42:43 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: wetgundog

in other words..

pass stuff quick! before the Republicans take back the Senate and increase their majority in the house this November!

hehehe


3 posted on 01/29/2014 8:45:03 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Phillyred

Does NO ONE in the White House know anything about anything? Federal contracts ALREADY have a clause requiring that workers be paid “prevailing wage”. That is what some desk jockey in Washington determines to be a fair rate of pay for every level of work for a government contract. My husband’s company got into government contracting years ago - and the increased paperwork was worth it in the long run because the government sets a MINIMUM bid for jobs that is often two or three times higher than what my husband would have bid in the first place. So lots of profit on those jobs. But in his experience my husband said he never saw an hourly rate lower than $10 or even close to $10 per hour anyway. So more bloviating from a clueless White House.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 8:47:39 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Phillyred

“The Year of Living Lawlessly”


5 posted on 01/29/2014 8:47:52 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Although B. Hussein Obama has an aversion to taking credit for his abundant failures, lies, and criminal acts, B. Hussein did a credible job of describing just what his failures were in last night’s State of the Obamanation Failed Union Speech.

B. Hussein waxed eloquent on his description of how the Keynesian “Prime the Pump” stimulus theory of economics has failed without ever mentioning Keynes, or economic stimulus.

It was a masterful slight of hand speech, worthy of B. Hussein’s reputation as a consummate lying, con-artist, (pardon the redundancy).

Now that Commie Obama has been forced to admit that Communism (Mandatory Universal Federal Medical Insurance Tax, aka Obamacare), Economic Stimulus, Fed-controlled low interest rates, and Constitutional violations have made the last 5 years a living Hell for The Middle Class in America, the question I have is as follows:

“Who in the RINO Wing of the Republican Party has learned NOT to repeat what B. Hussein has proven for 5 years to be failed Federal Government policy?”

What say all of you?


6 posted on 01/29/2014 8:49:06 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Phillyred

Impeachment is an action.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 8:49:43 AM PST by red-dawg (<<< click.)
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To: Phillyred
that during the next 12 months he would sign Unconstitutional Domestic executive orders
8 posted on 01/29/2014 8:50:39 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Phillyred
that during the next 12 months he would sign More Unconstitutional Domestic executive orders
9 posted on 01/29/2014 8:51:17 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Phillyred

In the 2014 Year of Action, what I really want to see is the following Actions: Empanel a Select Committee on BENGHAZI, Empanel a Select Committee of IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups, the Impeachment and Removal from Office of Eric (The Red) Holder, a In depth Investigation of the DHS and Obamacare Rollout and Implementation, Investigation of the PURGE of our Top Tier Military Commanders and Hearings on the Articles of the Impeachment of Barak Hussein Obama.

Beyond that, I think that should keep all involved sufficiently busy that they won’t have time to screw around with AMNESTY.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 8:54:29 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: sr4402

I agree, for once, with Obama. Let’s get this impeachment thing rolling. A tyrannical muslim socialist is not fir to be President!


11 posted on 01/29/2014 8:55:14 AM PST by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I worked as a federal contractor employee in 1973-76. EVERYONE was paid $13/hour minumum following the federal contract. These OBUMS Obama are morons and know absolutely nothing about anything. Throw the Bum out!
We have a pigpen and We`re gonna use it!


12 posted on 01/29/2014 8:55:37 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Phillyred

He wants to make sure the country doesn’t even have a little life left. He wants the US good and gone. Putz.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 8:57:02 AM PST by madison10
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To: Phillyred
"for all of us in this chamber to focus on DESTROY their lives, their hopes, their aspirations. "

There. Fixed it.

14 posted on 01/29/2014 8:58:55 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Phillyred

In Philly they have never stopped blaming Reagan.

Nor down in the Mon Valley, where they still blame him for the fact that the mill closed down, has been demolished and replaced by an office park and mall. They are still waiting for the RIGHT politician to get elected and bring the mills back.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 8:59:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Phillyred
Obama calls for a 'year of action'

Until now, we've had five consecutive 'year of golf outings' years.

16 posted on 01/29/2014 9:09:14 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Phillyred

I call for a year of action too.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 9:25:00 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Phillyred
Give America a raise, says Barry the Boob.

In exchange for what negotiated rate of productivity increase, Mr. Boob? None, you say? Hmmm. All that will do is increase the cost of producing the same amount of goods and services. I believe they call that "inflation."
18 posted on 01/29/2014 9:39:29 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I like your "title"


19 posted on 01/29/2014 9:46:16 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Phillyred

Does he want some highway rest stop “action?”


20 posted on 01/29/2014 9:52:39 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I wish someone (a talented FReeper) could make a spinning head 0, or a talking-out-of-both-sides-of-his-mouth - with talk bubbles saying, “The Economy IS Improving!”, “We Need to Raise Minimum Wage!”, and, “Unemployment is Down!”, “We need Government Job Training Programs!” or “Let’s Pass Amnesty for 20+ Million!”.


21 posted on 01/29/2014 9:57:03 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Nice!


22 posted on 01/29/2014 9:59:21 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I never realized he was left-handed.
23 posted on 01/29/2014 10:04:46 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

version 2

via link..to avoid “spamming”

http://i61.tinypic.com/68ekw2.jpg

Thank you


24 posted on 01/29/2014 10:06:07 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Id never seen him actually using his Mighty Pen before either.

Brings to mind a book title I remember from several decades back

“The Left Hand Of Darkness”

I cant remember what the book was about...but I certainly do remember the title now...for some reason.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 10:08:04 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Jane Long

this was my redo of The Year of Living Lawlessly...

http://i61.tinypic.com/68ekw2.jpg


26 posted on 01/29/2014 10:09:30 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: bunkerhill7

It is kind of funny though - much like the clinton administration, they hire a bunch of wet behind the ears know it all’s who turn out not to know anything


27 posted on 01/29/2014 10:34:13 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Phillyred
We DO need a year of Action!!! We need IMPEACHMENT proceedings to start!!!!

Obama is Law-Less because Republicans are BALL-LESS!!!

28 posted on 01/29/2014 10:43:54 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Beelzebub is left-handed, too. ;>}

Do you mind if I steal your graphic and use it?

29 posted on 01/29/2014 11:03:47 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Id be most pleased if you used oit!!

Thank you.




30 posted on 01/29/2014 11:51:33 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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