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|Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010|
Sorry abou the recent spam bots
I have changed the settings now so only members can post.
I thought I should do something considering that the 2012 campaign basically starts today.
|Monday, October 25th, 2010|
Facts you willl not learn on foxnews, and I am checking to see if people use this community.
1) President Obama tripled the deficit.
Reality: Bush’s last budget had a $1.416 trillion deficit. Obama’s first budget reduced that to $1.29 trillion.
2) President Obama raised taxes, which hurt the economy.
Reality: Obama cut taxes. 40% of the “stimulus” was wasted on tax cuts which only create debt, which is why it was so much less effective than it could have been.
3) President Obama bailed out the banks.
Reality: While many people conflate the “stimulus” with the bank bailouts, the bank bailouts were requested by President Bush and his Treasury Secretary, former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson. (Paulson also wanted the bailouts to be “non-reviewable by any court or any agency.”) The bailouts passed and began before the 2008 election of President Obama.
4) The stimulus didn’t work.
Reality: The stimulus worked, but was not enough. In fact, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the stimulus raised employment by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million jobs.
5) Businesses will hire if they get tax cuts.
Reality: A business hires the right number of employees to meet demand. Having extra cash does not cause a business to hire, but a business that has a demand for what it does will find the money to hire. Businesses want customers, not tax cuts.
6) Health care reform costs $1 trillion.
Reality: The health care reform reduces government deficits by $138 billion.
7) Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, is “going broke,” people live longer, fewer workers per retiree, etc.
Reality: Social Security has run a surplus since it began, has a trust fund in the trillions, is completely sound for at least 25 more years and cannot legally borrow so cannot contribute to the deficit (compare that to the military budget!) Life expectancy is only longer because fewer babies die; people who reach 65 live about the same number of years as they used to.
8 ) Government spending takes money out of the economy.
Reality: Government is We, the People and the money it spends is on We, the People. Many people do not know that it is government that builds the roads, airports, ports, courts, schools and other things that are the soil in which business thrives. Many people think that all government spending is on “welfare” and “foreign aid” when that is only a small part of the government’s budget.
Next time you hear Uncle Bob or your neighbor pounce on these talking points with their Fox News morphed conclusions, just tell them the facts. It’s voting time and all bets are off. The lies are being twisted into bigger lies and the truth is hardly recognizable. Stick to the facts, then bring your neighbor or uncle with you to vote.
Just make sure they vote: Obama/Biden
You can read the rest of Truthout’s article here.
|Friday, January 16th, 2009|
Annoyed by the news...
All the news seems to be covering is Bush and his pals. I have been waiting for that man to just go away since November of 2000! I even thought I would watch his speech, but was overcome with nausea after about one minute. I want the news to refocus on Obama, come on! This is one of the most important weekends in American history, forget Bush, he is history! So I will continue my little theme of posting some Obama photos because they cheer me up.
Ya, he knows how to use the computer.
Ops, I should have included this one in the group with Michelle.
Click on them a few times to get them bigger.
|Thursday, January 15th, 2009|
|Monday, December 8th, 2008|
|Thursday, November 13th, 2008|
|Tuesday, November 11th, 2008|
One of the reasons Obama won is because we are in fact a center-left (not right) nation.
A GOP Bridge to Nowherehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/10/AR2008111002481.html
By Eugene Robinson
Tuesday, November 11, 2008; Page A19
I could make the argument that all is not lost for the Republican Party -- that last Tuesday's across-the-board defeat wasn't an unmitigated disaster. But it would be a pretty dumb argument, and I doubt many readers would take it seriously. The truth is that the Grand Old Party is on a Bridge to Nowhere and may have great difficulty changing course.
The essential problem is that changing course will require turning around and marching, if not sprinting, in the opposite direction. At least initially, this doesn't look like something enough Republicans are willing to do.
What we're hearing instead from Republican politicians, pollsters and pundits is reassurance that the United States is a "center-right nation" with an innate distrust of progressive policies. The problem, these soothing voices say, is that under George W. Bush the GOP strayed from its basic philosophy of limited government and adopted the big-spending habits of the Democrats. Republicans need to rediscover their bedrock principles, this theory goes, and after a few years of rule by Barack Obama and his Democratic enablers on Capitol Hill, voters will come running home to papa.
So much is wrong with this analysis that it's hard to know where to begin. Let's start with the basic premise, that of a center-right American polity. To the extent that such a vague label has any real meaning, that may once have been the case. But if ours were a center-right electorate now, one imagines it might have been kinder to a center-right politician such as John McCain.( Read more...Collapse )
|Saturday, November 8th, 2008|
|Friday, November 7th, 2008|
|Tuesday, November 4th, 2008|