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  • Obama: Millionaires should pay at least 30 percent in taxes (Obama paid 25%, Mitt 13%, Buffett 10%)

    01/25/2012 3:23:15 AM PST · by tobyhill · 68 replies · 5+ views
    msnbc ^ | 1/25/2012 | By Michael O'Brien
    People earning over $1 million per year should pay an effective tax rate of no less than 30 percent, President Obama said in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The president laid down one of his most political markers of the annual policy speech by crafting what he called the "Buffett Rule," named after the famous billionaire investor. "Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes," Obama said.
  • SOTU: Obama "Can't Wait" to Bypass Constitution

    01/25/2012 6:35:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2012 | Charles Payne
    It turns out Mitt Romney paid $6.2 million in taxes in the latest year between federal and local taxes and I say bravo for him that sounds fair as hell to me. Really, just think for a moment and ask yourself does anyone get $6.2 million a year in services from the government? This past weekend is a perfect example. A nature preserve sits right behind my house, which is great because it's like having a giant backyard with deer, foxes, and occasional eagles. I worry about those giant trees that lean toward the house in such an ominous way...
  • Obama delays budget for 2013 [third time the administration has missed the legal deadline]

    01/23/2012 12:15:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Obama delays budget for 2013 By Erik Wasson - 01/23/12 02:08 PM ET President Obama will release his 2013 budget one week late, an administration official said Monday, the third time the administration has missed the legal deadline. Under the law, the budget is to be released on the first Monday in February, but the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be releasing the 2013 budget on Feb. 13. The Obama administration also delayed the release of the budget last year, waiting until Feb. 14. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the delay is symptomatic of a...
  • 5 Ways Obama Chooses American Decline

    01/21/2012 11:58:52 AM PST · by csd · 7 replies
    FreedomBunker.com ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | Chris Future
    With Obama ruling against the Keystone XL pipeline, he continues a direction which he has maintained from the very beginning, and will only accelerate should he win again in November. Think about some of the major actions of this administration: 1. A huge ďstimulusĒ bill, most of which went to his supporters. If you look at where most of the money from the bill went, it went to businesses which supported his campaign, it went to businesses with union employees, it went to businesses which were ideologically aligned to his vision Ė during the auto bailouts, there were underreported reports...
  • Obama to Draw an Economic Line in State of Union (activist role for gov, more taxes and spending)

    01/21/2012 11:34:23 AM PST · by Innovative · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | JACKIE CALMES
    President Obama will use his election-year State of the Union address on Tuesday to define an activist role for government in promoting a prosperous and equitable society, hoping to draw a stark contrast between the parties in a time of deep economic uncertainty. ...Mr. Obama will call for changing the corporate and individual income-tax codes so the wealthy pay more, both to finance government investments and to alleviate the rise in income inequality in recent years. Republican presidential candidates have countered that government should get out of the way.
  • Poll: Majority says Obama has accomplished Ďlittleí

    01/18/2012 8:13:20 AM PST · by sunmars · 26 replies
    Voters are deeply divided on President Obama's accomplishments in office ó with a majority reporting that the president has accomplished "not much" or "little or nothing." A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 52 percent of voters have a negative assessment of the president's track record. The survey finds that 12 percent of voters believe he has accomplished a "great deal," while 35 percent describe his accomplishments as a "good amount." Among those who believe the president has not accomplished much, 56 percent blame Obama for that state of affairs, while 18 percent blame Republicans in Congress. And 19...
  • Communist Party: This is an FDR/MLK moment ("Big progressive change is closer then we think")

    01/14/2012 6:22:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Communist Party-USA ^ | December 21 2011 | Jarvis Tyner, Exec. Vice Chair, Communist Party
    The following is edited from remarks given at the Nov. 11, 2011 meeting of the Communist Party National Committee.2012 is a big election year and as we know the stakes are very high. The right-wing Republican opposition unashamedly defends the wealth and privilege of the 1% over the 99% that includes tens of millions who are struggling to survive. These self-proclaimed patriots are willing to wreck our country in order to defeat Barack Obama in 2012 elections. Our party and youth league are an active part of the great democratic mass that is standing against them. These so called patriots...
  • Help Us Document Obama's Hidden Agenda to Destroy America With A Complete List of Examples

    01/14/2012 12:42:34 PM PST · by Stayfree · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's Real Agenda ^ | January 14, 2012 | Stayfree
    As proof that we need a strong and powerful President to reverse the damage done to America by Obama, we are developing a list of issues and actions of the Obama administration to demonstrate the dangerous direction our country is in, e.g. rapidly accelerating debt, deteriorating jobs market, shredding of our Constitutional protections from a rogue government, etc. We need to replace the Marxist in the White House that is hell-bent on bringing America to its knees economically, militarily, socially and with respect to its global standing and reverse everything he has done to us.
  • Obama tries to seize mantle of small government from the GOP

    01/13/2012 12:06:05 PM PST · by yoe · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama, looking to make the federal government "leaner, smarter and more consumer-friendly," asked Congress Friday for the authority to merge six trade and commerce agencies as part of a broader effort to rebuild the government for a "21st century economy." Speaking at the White House before a crowd of small-business owners, Obama pledged to streamline and reform the executive branch, and asked Congress to reinstate an authority ó last used by former President Reagan ó to put his proposal in action. ďFrom the moment I got here, I saw up close what many of you know to be true:...
  • Live Thread: Obama On Television Asking for Sweeping Authority For Executive Branch

    01/13/2012 8:50:24 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 139 replies · 4+ views
    Fox and All media outlets | January 13, 2012 | truthkeeper
    I am trying to work and listen at the same time, but is anybody else hearing this?? Obama is asking Congress to reinstate his Executive authority to streamline six agencies into one, so he could "help businesses grow, save businesses time, save businesses money." He's making it sound like the best thing since sliced bread. News media is eating it up. "Reform and remake our government so that it works. This should not be a partisan issue."
  • Obama: ĎEverything that we fought for is now at stake in this electioní

    01/12/2012 7:14:02 AM PST · by yoe · 27 replies
    Beacon News ^ | January 11, 2012 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    Trying to jump-start his re-election with hometown fund-raisers and rallies, President Barack Obama told 500 cheering fans Wednesday, ďEverything that we fought for is now at stake in this election.Ē He repeated the message at more intimate gatherings in private homes in Lake View and Kenwood. He fired up the troops in his very first visit to his national headquarters in the Prudential Building. And he even stopped in to his own home for 20 minutes at the end of the night before flying back to Washington, D.C. He hopes the fund-raisers bring in more than $2 million for what...
  • The Top 5 Reasons Obama Must Be Removed as Commander-in-Chief

    01/08/2012 11:54:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Obama recently signed a mysterious new law that proclaims all American soil is a "battleground," thereby allowing the president to indefinitely detain any American citizen without charges. Critics fear Obama will use his fun new unconstitutional powers to make his political enemies disappear, but that may not be necessary. The way things are going, most patriotic Americans will soon be six feet under, felled by apoplectic strokes brought on by reading the latest outrage committed by our "Commander in Chief." He may not have a limit to what he'll inflict; but our collective blood pressure may have a limit to...
  • Romney on ĎOíReillyí: Obama is not a socialist

    12/20/2011 3:58:58 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 189 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-12-20 | Erik Wemple
    <p>OíReilly: Is he a socialist?</p> <p>Romney: You know, I prefer to use the term that heís just over his head.</p> <p>OíReilly: Yeah, but you got to look at his economic plan. An economic plan thatís top down, federal leadership, getting us out of the recession--- he spent trillions of dollars on that. And people say, Listen, the guyís a socialist ó itís class warfare thatís what heís gonna wage against you if you get the nomination: Youíre a rich guy, youíre out of touch. Is he a socialist?</p>
  • ObamaCare Flatlines...Taxes Home Sales (4% Federal Tax on Houses)

    12/20/2011 1:24:23 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 84 replies · 1+ views
    GOP.gov ^ | 4/8/10
    ďI can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes,Ē President Obama, September 12, 2008 Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income of ďhigh-incomeĒ taxpayers which could apply to proceeds from the sale of single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, condominiums, and even rental income, depending on your individual circumstances and any capital gains tax exclusions. Importantly, the ďhigh incomeĒ thresholds are not...
  • Barack Obama has become a monster

    12/20/2011 9:19:50 AM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-19-11 | DrJohn
    And Obama again proves that only gullible, stupid people vote for him. [VIDEO AT SITE] Posted on the pomposity that is the site of the "Office of the President Elect" it says this: Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack...
  • Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    12/15/2011 5:33:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 71 replies
    See BS ^ | 12/15/11
    Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans ó nearly 1 in 2 ó have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income. The latest census data depict a middle class that's shrinking as unemployment stays high and the government's safety net frays. The new numbers follow years of stagnating wages for the middle class that have hurt millions of workers and families. "Safety net programs such as food stamps and tax credits kept poverty from rising even higher in 2010, but for many low-income families with work-related and medical expenses,...
  • Obama establishes an Office of Manufacturing Policy (Welcome to USSR)

    12/12/2011 9:43:28 AM PST · by milwguy · 81 replies
    jsonline ^ | 12/12/2011 | jason schmid
    At a time when economists say U.S. manufacturing policy is in "disarray," the Obama administration on Monday said it has created a new Office of Manufacturing Policy to be co-chaired by the Commerce Department Secretary and the director of the White House National Economic Council. "At this make or break time for the middle class and our economy, we need a strong manufacturing sector that will put Americans back to work making products stamped with three proud words: Made in America," President Barack Obama said in a statement. Wisconsin leads the nation with the highest share of its workforce employed...
  • Obama threatens veto if pipeline decision is added to payroll tax cut (Do it!)

    12/07/2011 1:57:12 PM PST · by maggief · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2011 | Ben Geman
    President Obama has warned Republicans he'll veto an extension of the payroll tax if it includes a measure forcing quick approval of the Keystone oil sands pipeline. ďAny effort to try to tie Keystone to the payroll tax cut I will reject,Ē Obama told reporters Wednesday after meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the White House. Obama said he would not accept a payroll tax holiday bill if Republicans add ďextraneousĒ provisions, including a measure that would force quick approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline that would run from Canada to the southern U.S. House Republicans pushing for...
  • President Obama's Osawatomie Speech was a Marxist Attack on America

    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ah, you know, you people are so lucky. All you have to do is listen to this. I have to be the one to actually do it. And that's okay. This is Wednesday. Right. Okay. Pearl Harbor Day. A day that will live in infamy, absolutely right, Pearl Harbor Day. Of course yesterday was Pearl Harbor Day number two: The attack on the country by the president of the United States in that speech in Osawatomie Kansas. As I promised yesterday, we have the audio sound bites from that speech. I've studied it. It's depressing to actually...
  • Shale gas production is waiting to prove Obama can't kill the American spirit

    12/07/2011 11:05:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/07/2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Our nation was, is and always will be the most exceptional country on earth because of its abundant natural resources and the uniquely driving force of the American spirit. The current occupant of the White House and his collection of fringe thinkers donít understand this, but we have no time to let them get up to speed about Americaís greatness. We have to save America ourselves. We are once again reminded of our ability to grow and thrive by a new report on the exciting prospects of using our vast stores of natural gas as the fuel to stoke Americaís...
  • Obama: Limited Gov't That Preserves Free Markets 'Doesn't Work. It Has Never Worked'

    12/07/2011 9:22:50 AM PST · by Just4Him · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/7/2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In a speech delivered at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama argued that while a limited government that preserves free markets "speaks to our rugged individualism" as Americans, such a system "doesn't work" and "has never worked" and that Americans must look to a more activist government that taxes more, spends more and regulates more if they want to preserve the middle class. "'[T]here is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, letís respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. 'The market will take...
  • Obama Takes Populist Swing

    12/07/2011 6:04:10 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2011 | LAURA MECKLER
    Adopting a sharply partisan and populist tone, President Barack Obama on Tuesday painted a picture of the American middle class under siege from wealthy interests, drawing an explicit comparison to the industrial monopolies of an earlier era. In a gamble, Mr. Obama largely put aside optimism about the U.S., a tone he struck at his State of the Union address in January, and instead worked to embrace the anger and skepticism emanating from much of the electorate. Too many children can no longer expect to join the middle class, the president said, no matter if they work hard and play...
  • Obamaís BIG small-minded class warfare speech in Kansas doesnít disappoint (Predictable)

    12/06/2011 2:09:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Today in Osawatomie, Kan., Barack Obama laid bare his progressive agenda, calling for more federal involvement in education, increased spending on infrastructure, an extension of the payroll tax cut and increased taxes on the rich. He even invoked Teddy ďthe TrustbusterĒ Roosevelt, who, if youíll recall, became increasingly socialistic as the sun of his national stardom began to set. Not surprisingly, Obama was disingenuous in a few places ó but just a few. At one point, he said he had already signed $1 trillion in spending cuts into law. Presumably, he was referring to the cuts included in the debt...
  • Obama tells banks, businesses to help middle class (while driving businesses to bankruptcy)

    12/06/2011 2:47:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 12/6/2011 | By Greg Robb
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday laid out his economic philosophy, saying that banks, businesses and government must help the middle class get back on its feet. ďThis is the defining issue of our time. This is a make or break moment for the middle class,Ē Obama said in a speech in Osawatomie, Kansas. The town, about 60 miles southwest of Kansas City, was chosen for the speech because President Theodore Roosevelt delivered a famous economic address calling for economic regulation social justice in Osawatomie in 1910, according to the White House. Read Rooseveltís speech. Obama blamed the financial crisis and...
  • W.H.: TR, Obama not communist

    12/06/2011 12:31:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/6/11 | BYRON TAU
    From todayís briefing, the White House insists that theyíre not worried about President Obama being labeled a socialist or a communist -- as Theodore Roosevelt was in 1910: Q: Teddy Roosevelt was called a socialist and a communist after he gave this speech. Is the President mindful of that, and keeping that in part of his target? MR. CARNEY: No, I think -- I think that is an irony, because I donít think -- I would assume that this Presidentís critics share in his admiration for Teddy Roosevelt as a titan in American history and a hugely important and progressive...
  • Michelle rallies female voters behind her husband

    President Obama's campaign is rounding up an army of female activists to rekindle the enthusiasm among women that helped propel Obama to victory in 2008 and may be even more vital to his re-election in 2012. Obama's campaign this week started "Women for Obama," an initiative led by first lady Michelle Obama that is enlisting female voters to serve as campaign surrogates at dozens of house parties and phone banks across the nation. Obama badly needs female voters to turn out at the polls next year. He handily won them over in 2008, when 56 percent of women favored Obama...
  • Fed Lowers Growth Forecast, Raises Jobless Projections

    11/02/2011 11:44:56 AM PDT · by Qbert · 36 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | 2 Nov 2011 | Reuters
    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday slashed its forecast for economic growth, raised projections for unemployment, and suggested Europe's debt crisis posed big downside risks to the U.S. economy. [Snip] Policymakers did not see the jobless rate falling to a level they consider consistent with full employment even at the outer edge of their forecasting horizon, the final quarter of 2014. Officials now expect the world's largest economy to expand by a tepid 2.5 percent to 2.9 percent next year, down from the rosier 3.3 percent to 3.7 percent they were expecting in June. They saw the unemployment rate going no...
  • CEOs: Obama is bigger threat to success than Europe

    11/02/2011 9:48:08 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    msn money ^ | 11/2/2011 | jim cramer
    Can this economy turn without help from Washington, D.C.? Can it turn even with Washington hurting it? Those are the two questions I am asking industrial CEOs, and the answers are a little surprising. First, many of the industrial CEOs I deal with actually see a turn happening in this country's economy. They see it in nonresidential construction, which can be a real driver of the GDP growth. They see it in autos, where a 13 million auto build, once dreamed of, is now a reality. They see it in larger orders for trucks and generators and construction equipment. They...
  • Obama: Weíre better off with my policies than four years ago (Watch Video)

    11/02/2011 9:24:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    As Jim Geraghty says, it all depends on your definition of ‚Äúbetter.‚ÄĚ Do we have more jobs? No. Do we have lower unemployment? No. Do we have a more balanced federal budget? No. Do we have increasing household income? No.Hope and change, baby! CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Well, you know, I think we are better off now than we would have been if I hadn¬ít taken all the steps that we took. I don¬ít think the country is stronger yet then it was when the economy was still booming and we didn¬ít have Wall Street crisis, and we...
  • Obama nod for Occupy Wall Street ("The modern-day equivalent...of the civil rights movement")

    10/17/2011 12:18:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hindu ^ | October 17, 2011 | Narayan Lakshman
    He could not resist drawing the obvious parallel. When United States President Barack Obama spoke at the unveiling of a towering, 30-foot sculpture of civil rights leader Martin Luther King on Washington's National Mall, he came as close as he could to endorsing Occupy Wall Street, the modern-day equivalent of the 1960s social movement. Reflecting on Dr. King's Mahatma Gandhi-inspired belief in non-violent civil disobedience as a means of protest, Mr. Obama said if Dr. King were still alive, ďI believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising all...
  • White House: Millionaire tax isnít enough

    10/07/2011 12:25:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies · 1+ views
    White House: Millionaire tax isnít enough Neil Munro -- The Daily Caller 39 mins ago President Obama wants tax increases on the wealthy, regardless of whether the Democratsí proposed millionaire tax becomes law, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday. ďThe presidentís position has not changedĒ since he called for increased tax rates on individuals earning more than $250,000 per year, and for adoption of the ďBuffett Rule,Ē Carney said during his midday press conference. Under the still-vague ďBuffett Rule,Ē named for multi-billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the government would ensure wealthy people could not use current features of the tax...
  • Obama Has Now Increased Debt More than All Presidents from George Washington Through George.....

    10/05/2011 12:11:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Obama Has Now Increased Debt More than All Presidents from George Washington Through George H.W. Bush Combined By Terence P. Jeffrey October 5, 2011 Subscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey's posts (CNSNews.com) - The Obama administration passed another fiscal milestone this week, according to new data released by the Treasury Department. As of the close of business on Oct. 3, the total national debt was $14,837,099,271,196.71óup about $44.8 billion from Sept. 30. That means that in the less-than-three-years Obama has been in office, the federal debt has increased by $4.212 trillion--more than the total national debt of about $4.1672 trillion accumulated...
  • Allen West: Obama Intentionally Killing the Economy

    09/28/2011 7:50:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 120 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-28-11 | Fox News
    Fla. Rep. Allen West was asked if President Obama is just inept or if he is intentionally harming the economy. West says heís definitely doing this on purpose. (Video at the Fox News link.)
  • BREAKING: Obama proposes letting the jobless sue for discrimination

    09/28/2011 7:52:11 AM PDT · by Scythian · 102 replies
    Advocates for the unemployed have cheered a push by the Obama administration to ban discrimination against the jobless. But business groups and their allies are calling the effort unnecessary and counterproductive. The job creation bill that President Obama sent to Congress earlier this month includes a provision that would allow unsuccessful job applicants to sue if they think a company of 15 more employees denied them a job because they were unemployed. The provision would ban employment ads that explicitly declare the unemployed ineligible, with phrases like "Jobless need not apply." As The Lookout has reported, such ads appear to...
  • Obama Proposes Adding ĎUnemployedí to Protected Status

    09/26/2011 11:29:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 163 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 26, 2011 | ROBERT PEAR
    President Obama has not been particularly successful in fostering the creation of jobs. But he thinks he has found a way to pry open doors in the workplace for many of the unemployed, especially those who have been out of work for a long time. Mr. Obamaís jobs bill would prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants because they are unemployed. Under the proposal, it would be ďan unlawful employment practiceĒ if a business with 15 or more employees refused to hire a person ďbecause of the individualís status as unemployed.Ē Unsuccessful job applicants could sue and recover damages for...
  • Obamaís Jobs Bill Ends State Sovereignty Ė Wake Up Governors!! (blog with a good point to make)

    09/20/2011 5:42:53 PM PDT · by Danae · 25 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | No date | AJ and Toddy Littman
    By: AJ for NoisyRoom Contributor: Toddy Littman Section 376 of Obamaís tax and spend ďjobsĒ bill ends state sovereignty, turns our Republic into a dictatorship and destroys the foundation upon which our country was built. The fundamental transformation of America is almost complete.Read the bill. (Emphasis added) ďSEC. 376. FEDERAL AND STATE IMMUNITY.(a) Abrogation of State Immunity- A State shall not be immune under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution from a suit brought in a Federal court of competent jurisdiction for a violation of this Act. (b) Waiver of State Immunity-(1) IN GENERAL-(A) WAIVER- A Stateís receipt or use...
  • Twenty Percent, Yes. Twenty-Five Percent, No

    09/22/2011 9:39:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2011 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- It is clear from the way President Barack Obama has been talking about the federal budget recently, and about taxation since he came to office, that all the money that Americans earn belongs to the federal government. The key words in this conversation are "tax expenditures." Obama has lost a lot in tax expenditures, and he wants more of those tax expenditures back. He can spend that money, he believes, more wisely than the citizenry -- that is to say, you and me. He has wiggled and wobbled on the nation's finances over the years. First, he spent...
  • DeMint: Obama jon plan 'venture socialism' [VIDE)]

    09/15/2011 8:25:47 AM PDT · by supahstar2005 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Calling President Barack Obama a ďsocialistĒ used to be considered taboo by left-wing critics of the right. But the president has not done much to alter that perception, at least according to South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint. In an appearance on Wednesdayís ďOn the Record,Ē host Greta van Sustren asked DeMint if there was anywhere he could find common ground with Obama.
  • Barack Obama: The Single Biggest Destroyer of Jobs in US History

    09/02/2011 3:55:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 2, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There weren't any jobs. What is there to say? In fact, I'll tell you, I don't know how they're gonna revise this number down. They revise the number down every month, right? How are they gonna revise zero down? Well, yeah, there had to be a net loss of jobs. Now, actually, there was a guy hired in August. And all of the networks had planned live interviews with the guy who got the job in August, but he got laid off on August 31st, so there was no job created. There was one guy who got...
  • Obama Came to a Fork in the Road and Took It

    09/02/2011 11:30:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 2, 2011 | Stephen Green
    Will President Obama‚Äôs Thursday address be the worst speech ever? Kevin Hassett almost thinks so: It might be that this jobs report stimulates the Obama team to drop all the Keynesian nonsense, but I doubt it. Frankly, I expect Obama¬ís jobs speech to be the worst presidential speech in my lifetime. I don‚Äôt know how old Kevin is, but my lifetime stretches back to Jimmy Carter‚Äôs ‚Äúmalaise‚ÄĚ speech of 1979. The Washington Post‚Äės David Nakamura remembers it, too: Obama is not Carter. But when asked if there were historical parallels between the high stakes Obama is facing in his...
  • In Government We Mistrust

    09/02/2011 7:38:38 AM PDT · by chickadee · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/2/2011
    One animating theme of Barack Obama's campaign and early Presidency was that he would repair government's post-Reagan reputation, expanding its role in American life so voters would turn once again to Democrats as the party of government, as they did in 1964 and the 1930s. So how's that working out? Not so well, judging by a remarkable Gallup poll this week that asked the public about its views of government and various businesses. The federal government dropped to its lowest approval levels ever. Only 17% were positive, 63% negative, for a net approval rating of minus-46%. Government never ranks well,...
  • Obama Already Using Speech as a Campaign Tool

    09/01/2011 10:04:49 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | Sept.1, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    Gosh, he could have waited a day. President Obama is already using next weekís address to Congress on the economy to further his political campaign, sending supporters an email message designed to pump up campaign participation and build the Obama 2012 email list. The message was sent just hours after the White House announced the address. Bearing the subject line ďThis is important,Ē it is directly from President Obama and was sent to people on the campaign email list. The move demonstrates unambiguously that the White House and the Obama campaign intend to use the speech and the drive for...
  • Will Obama Attempt A Spread the Jobs Around Scheme?

    08/26/2011 2:48:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2011 | Austin Hill
    Yes, you read correctly. ďSpread the jobs around.Ē Youíre probably familiar with Barack Obamaís well documented intentions to ďspread the wealth around.Ē In a discussion about his vision for economic recovery back during the campaign of 2008, he expressed that intention using those precise words (do a web search with the Presidentís name and the phrase, and see what pops up). Today, the President struggles with the political consequences brought about by the stifled economy, which has been brought about his own ďwealth spreadingĒ ways. Yet within the Obama worldview, it makes sense that a President who has displayed no...
  • Jobless claims in U.S. rise to 417,000

    08/25/2011 6:06:43 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 48 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.25.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    New applications for U.S. unemployment compensation rose 5,000 to 417,000 , the Labor Department said Thursday. Initial claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 412,000 from an original reading of 408,000... The average of new claims over the past four weeks, meanwhile, increased by 4,000 to 407,500...In addition, the Labor Department said the number of Americans who continue to receive state unemployment checks fell by 80,000 to 3.64 million in the week ended Aug 13. Continuing claims are reported with a one-week lag.
  • How Obama Spent His Summer Vacation- Day Two: Grant Illegal Immigration Waivers

    08/22/2011 4:39:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2011 | John Ransom
    Prepare for the rhetoric to heat up in the debate over border security, the Constitution and the use of executive power to selectively prosecute individuals who the administration deems undesirable. If youíre a coal company or a community bank, youíre screwed. If youíre a community organizer here illegally from Kenya or Juarez? Hurra! for you.† ďReacting to intense pressure from the Latino community and aware that President Obama will need their votes in 2012,Ē writes Albor Ruiz in the NY Daily News, ďthe White House announced with great fanfare last Thursday a plan to stop the deportation of some undocumented...
  • He Could Always Admit He Was Wrong

    08/22/2011 12:07:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8.22.11 | Ralph R. Reiland
    Only 26 percent of the public approves of President Obama's handling of the economy in the latest Gallup poll, conducted Aug. 11-14, while a whopping 71 percent said they disapproved. That's down from Obama's previous low point of 35 percent on this top issue. The public's growing dissatisfaction shouldn't be surprising. Going back to 1890, reports the National Bureau of Economic Research, the only U.S. president with a worse record than Obama in job creation in his first two and a half years in office, measured in terms of percentage change, was Herbert Hoover, presiding over the emergence of the...
  • I Am the True Embodiment of a Socialistic President

    08/19/2011 12:46:24 PM PDT · by heartwood · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | 8/19/2011 | JLH
    I am the true embodiment of a socialistic president; My community organizing skills are eminently evident.Weapons legal on our streets make shooting much too common; Letís sell them south to the Zetas so that they can shoot some lawmen. Iím very well acquainted, too, with matters economical. I understand a stimulus, both small and astronomical. Billions spent to keep a failing auto maker steady; And shovel-ready projects that are never shovel-ready. And shovel-ready projects that are never shovel-ready. And shovel-ready projects that are never shovel-ready. And shovel-ready projects that are never shovel-ready.
  • The Anti-American President

    08/19/2011 12:34:48 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2011 | Boyd Richard Boyd
    Obviously something is rotten on Pennsylvania Avenue; no intelligent American president would do the things Obama has done. There has been talk of his inexperience, incompetence, or just plain stupidity to explain his Bizarro-administration. However, Obama is not incompetent; he is an intelligent anti-American president. Obama is not a failure at his job -- his job is the failure of our country.
  • Obama To Give Major Jobs Speech (3 years in and another "major" jobs speech that won't create jobs)

    08/17/2011 3:52:34 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    npr ^ | 8/17/2011 | ap
    Seeking a jolt for a wilting economy, President Barack Obama will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth and helping the struggling poor and middle class, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The president's plan is likely to contain tax cuts, jobs-boosting infrastructure ideas and steps that would specifically help the long-term unemployed. The official emphasized that all of Obama's proposals would be fresh ones, not a rehash of plans he has pitched for many weeks and still supports, including his "infrastructure bank" idea to finance construction jobs. On...
  • ELIMINATE MILITARY PENSIONS?

    08/17/2011 5:43:05 AM PDT · by shortstop · 194 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/17 11 | Bob Lonsberry
    They want to cut military pensions. The Obama Administrationís panel of smart guys has decided military retirement has to go. Welfare can stay, free pills for Grama can stay, bogus SSI checks for life can stay, Food Stamps for soda and steak can stay, cushy federal civilian benefits stay, congressional compensation packages remain the same, but pensions for guys on their fourth tour, well, we canít afford them. You now what this means? It means the military is a small and Republican-leaning voting bloc that the Democrats donít care about alienating. It means that veterans have no political pull Ė...