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Obama to Financial Cliff -- Bring It On

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Deficit, Unsustainable spending, irresponsiblility, Debt, Barack Obama, Obama, Obama Administration, Democrats, Broken Promises, Profligacy, Unsustainability, Budget )

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This by itself should cost him the election. The guy is perfectly willing to kick off a new recession (not that we're truly out of the last one) because the Republican House will only give him 98% of the tax policy he wants instead of 100%.

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Paula M (39)
Friday October 19, 2012, 3:47 pm
Jae A., is your defense of Obama to say that he is as bad as George W. Bush, whom you despise? Say what you will about the man (and I think that someday liberals will be favorably comparing him to the Republican candidate of the day), but President Bush never put our country's budget at risk for the sake of political posturing.

. (0)
Friday October 19, 2012, 4:49 pm
Even at this stage, Obama is risking playing politics over helping this economy. Will this get out to the public? Watch and see.

jan b (5)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 8:26 am
The problem for the GOP is that at one of these gatherings, Michael Reagan, the son of the former President went slightly off script by saying "If my party had done their job when they had the White House, the House and the Senate, we probably would not be in this mess today."

Reminder---Republican Speaker John Boehner refused to raise the debt ceiling to secure tax breaks for big oil companies and his billionaire jet-owning friends. It's now clearer than ever that Republicans won't say yes to anything and would rather see our economy fall into catastrophic default than offend Grover Norquist and the Tea Party fringe by asking billionaires to pay their fair share.

Diane O (194)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 8:52 am
This is all about Obama leading from behind for the past four years. Valerie Jarratt tells Obama what he can and cannot do. Never before have we had the closest advisor to our president be a woman with no credentials or experience to be making these decisions. It's like "the blind leading the blind." Neither Valerie Jarratt nor Barack Obama know what the hell they are doing and how do we know?

Look at the red states leaning for Romney and then get back to us Janice.

Lea Johnson (2)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 9:00 am
Mitt Money is a sociopath. End of story.

Diane O (194)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 9:09 am
Lea, it doesn't work like that just because you say so. If Mitt Romney is a sociopath why would Mitt Romney be leading in the polls? Gotta ask yourself the hard questions now because the majority of Americans want Obama out of their White House.

We are dedicated republicans who want the truth to come out and it looks like we're doing a good job of showing how inept Obama has been for the past four years.

I guess it's now appropriate for me to call Obama a narcissist. The name calling from both sides won't change the fact that the American people have made their decision about Obama. So, let's leave it at that.

Arielle S (313)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 9:35 am
Lea and I aren't the only ones who think Mitt is a sociopath - he seems to not care about anyone but himself-Consider how Romney led a group of his peers to hold down and cut off the hair of a guy he didn't like, an incident he laughs at now, or claims he doesn't remember. Remember the dog on the car incident, where the dog got sick, Romney hosed him off, and put him right back onto the top of the car.

Think of how Romney says whatever sounds good to his audience one moment, and then says the complete opposite the next moment, over and over again. Watch the 47% video again, and notice his disdain for those dems AND repubs who make too little to pay federal income taxes.

Like most sociopaths, Romney acts as though he's the entitled one. The guy has no heart and no soul. He has no enduring principles. He portrays himself as a progressive moderate, then as a severe conservative. He designs romneycare, along with the individual mandate, and states that such a plan should be the framework for a federal plan. Then he says he hates that same plan.

He believes in AGW, and then he doesn't. He's pro-choice, and then he's not. He hires the guy who designed Arizona's immigration law, and then he says he's not for it. He's for the personhood amendment and then he's not. The list goes on and on.

He's not a guy who should be president. He'd do much less harm to us if he just went back to Bain.

Diane O (194)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 9:49 am
ArielleS, there's nothing you can say that would support that Romney is a sociopath. It's simply your personal opinion. There are many, and I mean, many stories about Obama that would support that he is a narcissist and I believe he is a narcissist but it's my personal opinion.

Remember Obama boldly stood before the American people and said, "I believe marriage is between one man and one woman." That didn't last long because he knew he had to switch to win the gay and lesbian votes so then he stood boldly before the American people and said, "I believe in same sex marriage." So, you are stating things about Romney that your beloved Obama has also done.

Mitt the "entitled one?" Obama is an elitist. He doesn't identify with his own black community. He feels he is better than they are and his track record over the past four years shows that Obama is all over the map for one reason....he is all about winning even though he is lazy and incompetent. Obama went to ivy league schools and so did Michelle. Mitt did, too, and so did GWB. What's your point?

Christina G (11)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 12:10 pm
i can't understand why anyone who isn't in the 1% would vote republican and i see obummer as a republicanhelp us all!

Diane O (194)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 12:12 pm
Obama is nowhere near being a republican. What he IS is lazy and incompetent. It spares no political party.

Take a look at the swing states because the American people are sending the liberals a message!

Wayne W (12)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 2:33 pm
Good for him. Some backbone finally. Standing up to the GOP plans to eliminate the middle class is a very, vert good thing. I'm proud of him.

GOP crackpot economics is an insult to the entire country.

Wayne W (12)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 2:52 pm
You want to place blame for the debt, here you go. Warning facts ahead.

But ask yourself: Which of Obama's policies added $4.7 trillion to the debt? The stimulus? That was just a bit more than $800 billion. TARP? That passed under George W. Bush, and most of it has been repaid.
There is a way to tally the effects Obama has had on the deficit. Look at every piece of legislation he has signed into law. Every time Congress passes a bill, either the Congressional Budget Office or the Joint Committee on Taxation estimates the effect it will have on the budget over the next 10 years. And then they continue to estimate changes to those bills. If you know how to read their numbers, you can come up with an estimate that zeros in on the laws Obama has had a hand in.
A chart accompanying the column made in conjunction with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) illustrated the debt impact of Bush's policies versus Obama's:

Bush: $5.1 trillion; Obama 983 billion.

Obama's spending lowest since Eisenhower.

You know nothing about this issue. Bush's policies didn't go away when he did.

Gloria Morotti (1)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 3:39 pm
Yay Obama.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 5:21 pm
If you close down businesses with capital vulturism and defend it, you're most definitely a sociopath.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 5:29 pm
More fun facts for everyone!

First, did you know that nine out of the last 10 recessions began under Republican administrations? Did you know that the stock market does better under Democrats than Republicans? Some eye-opening historical economic data from small-business expert Jere Glover makes it clear which party is better for America.

Next, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has written a book about why it is that good people are divided so starkly by politics. He says we are a tribal and “groupish” people – and, unfortunately, Republicans are better than Democrats at, in his words, “binding together when under threat.”

Pesky facts. Always getting in the way of fascist republican destruction.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 5:32 pm
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