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  • Re-elected Obama Pushes Anti-2nd Amendment Gun Grab

    11/08/2012 4:13:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 8, 2012
    Second Amendment: Within hours of re-election, the administration fast-tracked a treaty in the United Nations that transcends borders and tramples our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It was no coincidence. Less than 24 hours after President Obama's re-election, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations helped move the U.N.'s Arms Control Treaty a step closer to enactment. America joined 157 other nations in voting Wednesday to finalize the treaty in March. None was opposed and there were 18 abstentions. U.N. delegates and gun-control activists had complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican...
  • Obama claims ‘pay your fair share’ mandate

    11/09/2012 11:08:01 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 52 replies
    A newly energized President Barack Obama told the public in his first address since Tuesday’s election that he was doubling down on his ultimatum to block any fiscal reform proposal that did not raise taxes on top-earning Americans. With Congress poised to tumble off a fiscal cliff composed of sequester budget cuts and expiring tax breaks on the first of next year, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has taken a conciliatory tone, saying House Republicans would work under the president’s leadership to find compromise...
  • VIDEO: President Obama Addresses Fiscal Cliff, Holds Firm on Tax Hikes

    11/09/2012 10:59:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    fox ^ | 11/9/12 | staff
    Just days after Tuesday’s presidential election, President Barack Obama invited Capitol Hill leaders to the White House for debt and spending meetings next week in order to discuss the country’s looming ‘fiscal cliff.’ On the election, he said that “the American people voted for action, not politics as usual.” “You elected us to focus on your job, not ours and in that spirit, I’ve invited leaders of both parties to the White House next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together.”
  • Layoffs

    11/07/2012 3:30:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 54 replies
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    Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division http://www.cnbc.com/id/49729998 ING Layoffs In State Are Unrelated To Massive Staff Reduction In Europe http://www.courant.com/business/connecticut-insurance/hc-ing-layoffs-20121107,0,5645363.story Caterpillar’s Layoffs Parallel A Falling Monthly Copper Price Index http://agmetalminer.com/2012/11/07/caterpillars-layoffs-parallel-a-falling-monthly-copper-price-index/ More Layoffs May Be In Store for Alcatel-Lucent http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/11/06/more-layoffs-may-be-in-store-for-alcatel-lucent.aspx Boeing Telegraphs Layoffs in Defense, Space & Security Unit http://247wallst.com/2012/11/07/boeing-telegraphs-layoffs-in-defense-space-security-unit/ Umatilla Chemical Depot plans layoffs this month, in 2013 http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/11/06/2160493/umatilla-chemical-depot-plans.html#storylink=cpy Hawker Beechcraft to close plants in Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, cut more jobs http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/52f3fff526904fc68717a1cf890c9f9c/KS--Hawker-Beechcraft-Layoffs
  • Companies plan massive layoffs as Obamacare becomes reality

    11/09/2012 8:58:44 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/9/12 | Kerry Picket
    Freedom Works has put together a list of companies that will be laying of employees as a result of President Barack Obama's health care law: Welch Allyn Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law. Dana Holding Corp. As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts manufacturing...
  • Scores of US Businesses Announce Closings and Layoffs Due to Obama's Re-election

    11/09/2012 10:27:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 9, 2012 | Barry Secrest
    Over the days following President Obama's re-election, the US stock market has undergone a two day sell-off resulting in a loss of over 400 points. On Wednesday, immediately following the election, the market suffered it greatest single day loss of the year. While numerous experts point to the Europe debt crisis or an approaching fiscal cliff in the US as the culprit, many business owners have indicated Obama's re-election as a direct cause of the faltering business climate and loss of confidence. One Las Vegas business owner, after having warned his employees of a certain lay-off if Obama were re-elected,...
  • The shape of things to come (John Derbyshire on the future of the GOP)

    11/09/2012 10:02:38 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 85 replies
    John Derbyshire ^ | November 9, 2012 | John Derbyshire
    What about the future, then? Does the Republican Party have a future? As I have been saying, there is no unity among white Americans. The old splits of education, class, sex, religion, city-country, and of course North-South still divide whites, and that is the basis of most of our politics. The Republican Party is white, sure enough, but whites aren't Republican. This will presumably be less and less the case as whites head for minority status. At some point the fact of impending minority status will sink in, and whites will begin to sink their differences and circle the wagons....
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Eighth Week in Office

    11/09/2012 9:42:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 11/9/12 | Nachum
    President Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Eighth Week in Office11/8/2012Benghazi-GateBenghazi documents available to senators only when they are out of townHouse panel to hold hearing on Libya attack with top Obama intelligence advisers'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker gets a year in prisonIt's 3am and nobody's thereHillary Clinton due to step down as Secretary of State within 'days' of start of Barack Obama's second termObama to visit Myanmar, Cambodia, ThailandObama’s new foreign and security team: Could Colin Powell be on it?Russia expects President Barack Obama to be more flexible on missile defense shield disputeAfter Obama win, U.S. backs new U.N. arms treaty talksVictorious...
  • On God's Election of Obama

    11/09/2012 9:29:40 AM PST · by Arkansas Toothpick · 39 replies
    Parchment and Pen Blog ^ | November 7, 2012 | C. Michael Patton
    I have kept an eye on what people are saying in my circles about Obama’s re-election. Things don’t look too good there. Fear, anger, frustration, and hopelessness are filling the thoughts of those of us who are supposed to have the most hope. There is no time that the sin of idolatry comes to light more than after a Presidential election. One person I know says that they are taking off a week of work to recover. Another says they are leaving the country. Yet another says this is the downfall of America. It is the end. The downfall of...
  • If the Dead Can Vote...

    11/09/2012 9:22:32 AM PST · by GraceG · 24 replies
    GraceG
    If the dead can vote... If the Dead can vote then the dead gotta be able to eat and do many other things that a normal person can do, well except hold a job and be a productive memeber of society. The Dead Gotta Eat... It just occured to me, all those dead voters need to eat too, I mean if you are dead and you just spent a long election season voting several times for your favorite democrat president, the food stamp president and you get bupkiss for your your vote, well nuts to that, why not sign your...
  • The Obama 2012 Campaign: The Greatest, Ever

    11/09/2012 9:18:15 AM PST · by lasereye · 29 replies
    whitehousedossier ^ | NOVEMBER 8, 2012 | KEITH KOFFLER
    President Obama’s campaign organization is the greatest political machine in modern history. How it was possible to take a moribund economy, high unemployment, and no detectable foreign policy and turn it into a sweeping electoral victory over a credible opponent is one of the great political stories of our time. Plouffe, Messina, Axelrod. Political geniuses who wiped away forever the Clinton campaign axiom, “It’s the economy, stupid,” and replaced it with, “It’s the Community Organizing, Stupid.” A few years ago, I was talking to a Democratic member of Congress who is close to Obama. She who told me of seeing...
  • Good News: Obama Won County in Ohio with 108% Voter Registration

    11/09/2012 8:33:59 AM PST · by rightistight · 108 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/09/12 | Aurelius
    I can't believe President Obama's luck. First, he received over 99% of the vote in districts where GOP inspectors were illegally removed. Next, he won 100% of the vote in 21 districts in Cleveland. Well, he's gotten another lucky break! Mr. Obama won Wood County in Ohio this year. That's right, Mr. Obama won the majority of Wood County's 108% of registered voters. That's not a typo. In 2012, 106,258 people in Wood County are registered to vote out of an eligible 98,213. But it certainly must all be a coincidence, right? Democrat Daniel Gordon, First Ward Council Member, remarked...
  • Secret Deal Between Boehner and "Don" Obama & Obama's Post-Prezzy Plans - Holywood!

    11/09/2012 8:28:06 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-9-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)John-boy and BO have both been able to get in touch with their girly sides, it looks like they’ll be able to get together and work through their feelings on the pending fiscal Armageddon. I predict they’ll reach an amiable agreement on both tax increases and spending cuts. I smell an $18 trillion debt ceiling for Christmas! (snip)I can report that Big Guy’s already thinking about his next gig.(snip) (snip)Why can’t a two-bit politician who hit the political jackpot likewise be able to ply his trade in Hollywood?(snip) [A reading from the unreleased script for The Godfather IV(snip) Don Obama:...
  • We have lost

    11/09/2012 8:20:56 AM PST · by DH · 73 replies
    Via Email from a friend | 11/9/2012 | Roger
    We have lost..... The most productive people, the small business owners, the entrepreneurs and the honest wage earners of America are so demoralized right now I am not sure we will recover as a country. We have lost the most important election of our lifetime and did so after giving our best effort, spent the most money ever and working the hardest we have ever worked. The very people that America needs the most to generate a real recovery now have the least motivation to do so and worse, lack the confidence necessary to even justify the effort. We opposed...
  • Advice from an Office Wall

    11/09/2012 8:12:10 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 8, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On the walls of my office, I have several prints of my heroes. General Washington on horseback, pointing his sword down at my computer as if to say “Get to work!”… Colonel Hamilton in profile, posing for a sawbuck… a photo of President Reagan in the Oval Office… a sketch above a quote, of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, reminding us that “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty.” Most imposing and inspiring is “Signing the Constitution” (yes, it’s a terrific poster-sized version of the famous Howard Chandler Christy mural of all 55...
  • What kinds of ads did you run into from the Romney campaign vs the Obama campaign? (vanity)

    11/09/2012 8:07:04 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    My impression from reading campaign coverage is that Romney's were upbeat and positive, whereas Obama hammered Romney at every turn. What was your experience?
  • President of American Decline.

    11/09/2012 7:56:39 AM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 17 replies
    (Vanity) | 9 November 2012 | areukiddingme1
    Congratulations Mr. President on your most recent win in your bid for reelection – “Well Done.” You have earned the right to be THE man responsible for America’s decline – Congratulations. Your high water line is 23 million Americans unemployed, 8% unemployment for 42 consecutive months, 47 million Americans on food stamps, 6 trillion dollars in NEW debt, a declining military (with a looming 1 trillion dollar budget cut, laying off or firing many that voted for you), Iran on the verge of developing a nuclear bomb, threatening Israel’s peace and security, interest rates set to skyrocket (currently at 3.4%...
  • John Boehner Should Just Get Out Of Obama's Way

    11/09/2012 7:24:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/09/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Based on the dismal state of the union and after four years of doing exactly what Rush Limbaugh said he hoped that he would do, by any thinking person's standards President Barack Obama has indeed "failed." Yet, despite the catastrophe, on Election Day the American people inexplicably invited the President to spend the next four years beating the dead horse that he killed during his first term. The next day, after being MIA for months, Speaker of the House John Boehner crawled out of the tanning bed long enough to publicly assure the President that House Republicans plan to work...
  • Victory without Triumph: Tough Road Ahead for Obama after Lackluster Win

    11/09/2012 6:50:43 AM PST · by islamisasataniclie · 16 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 11/07/2012 | Gregor Peter Schmitz
    Barack Obama may have won the election, but it is a victory devoid of triumph. Obama ran a lackluster election campaign, one distinguished more by harsh attacks on his opponent Mitt Romney than by pride in his own accomplishments. Just how narrow the victory was can be seen in the popular vote count. While the incumbent easily defeated his challenger in the Electoral College, he only managed to eke out a razor thin majority of total votes cast. Republican candidate Romney proved instead to be an opponent who will quickly be forgotten by history -- an inept, even awkward politician.
  • Romney [Non] ad advantage doesn't tell the whole story

    11/09/2012 6:43:36 AM PST · by SES1066
    AP Wire ^ | 10/18/2012 | BETH FOUHY and JACK GILLUM
    ... Yet despite the onslaught, Obama has retained an overall advertising advantage over Romney and Republican groups. Under federal law, television stations must offer presidential campaigns a discounted price — it's known as the lowest unit rate — to run their spots in the two months leading up to Election Day. Independent political groups aren't eligible for the discount, so their ads cost as much to run as do commercials for products like Pepsi or Tide. The Obama team has taken full advantage of the lower ad rates available to them, having booked their fall advertising last July and August...