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  • Obamamcare + Food Stamps = Jobless Recovery

    05/17/2013 8:04:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/17/2013 | Louis Woodhill
    If President Obama were to stand before the magic mirror and chant, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, whose is the most jobless recovery of them all?” the mirror would answer, “Yours is, Master.” We are now 46 months into our third jobless recovery since 1991, and this one is the most jobless by far. But wait! First quarter GDP growth was up from 4Q2012, and the stock market is hitting new highs almost every day. Doesn’t that mean that there is finally hope for the labor market? No, it does not. With current economic policies, the employment picture is not...
  • CBO: Food Stamp Rolls Estimated to Hit Historic High

    03/28/2013 3:54:55 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Mar. 28, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    There are more Americans today collecting food stamps than ever before, and that number is expected to rise steadily for the rest of the year, according to the CBO. The Wall Street Journal reports: The financial crisis is over and the recession ended in 2009. But one of the federal government's biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn't shrinking back alongside the recovery. Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the modern-day food-stamp benefit is known, has soared 70% since 2008 to a record 47.8 million as of December 2012. Congressional budget analysts think participation...
  • White House Seeking to Organize Americans on Obama’s Behalf

    11/12/2012 11:32:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    White House dossier ^ | 11/12/12 | Keith Koffler
    The White House is pulling a tactic out of its campaign playbook – and President Obama’s own community organizing past – using the organs of government to enlist average Americans to help Obama advocate for his priorities. In an email sent to people who signed up to receive official updates from the White House, recipients are told to forward the message to their friends, asking them to help promote what is in effect White House propaganda. The White House email list, which government officials began compiling earlier in Obama’s term, is separate from the famed Obama campaign email list, but...
  • Deficit Tops $1 Trillion for Fourth Straight Year Under Obama

    10/15/2012 8:56:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/15/2012
    The U.S. budget deficit has topped $1 trillion for a fourth straight year, but a modest improvement in economic growth helped narrow the gap by $207 billion compared with last year. The Treasury Department said Friday the deficit for the 2012 budget year totaled $1.1 trillion. Tax revenue rose 6.4 percent from last year to more than $2.4 trillion, helping contain the deficit. The government's revenue rose as more people got jobs and received income. Corporations also contributed more tax revenue than in 2011. Government spending fell 1.7 percent to $3.5 trillion. The decline reflected, in part, less defense spending...
  • My 5 cents: Thoughts from a Russian immigrant

    10/09/2012 12:39:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    http://www.cdapress.com/ ^ | october 9, 2012 | Luba Wold
    These past 20 years in the United States proved that the fairy tale land I've heard about is still the land of opportunity. This is the country where everyone has a chance for a good living, if they work at it. In the country I came from we worked hard, but to no avail. The system did not reward the hard work, it favored those who sought well-being by becoming a part of the system, manipulating the system, or becoming Communist Party members. When I came to the United States in 1991 I couldn't wait to get my "green card"...
  • Obama: Green energy not ‘socialist plot’

    10/08/2012 9:09:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Obama: Green energy not ‘socialist plot’ By Ben Geman - 10/08/12 09:59 AM ET President Obama quipped Sunday night that energy efficiency initiatives are not a “socialist plot” in remarks that contrasted his energy policies with rival Mitt Romney’s. The president, fundraising in Los Angeles, addressed energy during a $25,000-per-plate dinner with backers that included actor George Clooney. “On energy, I’m big on oil and gas, and developing clean coal technology, but I also believe that if we’re ever going to have control of our energy future, then we’ve got to invest in solar and wind and biofuels, and that...
  • Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'

    10/05/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT · by tapatio · 142 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 5,2012 | Daniel Halper
    Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'
  • Obama’s War on the Middle Class: Gas Prices Double – Incomes Drop – Jobs Killed

    10/01/2012 10:02:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    gateway ^ | October 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama hates the poor and middle class. Thanks to Barack Obama gas prices doubled, incomes dropped, unemployment soared and the deficit nearly tripled in less than four years. The poor and middle class suffered the most.
  • Regulatory Tsunami to Hit if Obama Wins Second Term

    09/17/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/16/2012 | John Merline
    Last fall, President Obama decided to cancel a hugely expensive new EPA rule designed to cut smog levels across the country. Obama said he did so out of concern about the rule’s impact on jobs. It was just one of many costly regulations the Obama administration has put on hold or delayed in the run-up to the election, as the president tried to dispel the impression that he’s anti-business. “I have continued to underscore the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty,” Obama said when he put the brakes the smog standard, “particularly as our economy continues to recover.”...
  • ’2016: Obama’s America’ Movie Is Disturbingly Necessary

    09/12/2012 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 17 August 2012 | Scot Paulsen
    This past week, “2016: The Movie” about President Barack Obama opened in the Chicago area, and I chose to get more of an education about Obama by seeing the movie. After the inundation of canned hype for the movie on conservative talk shows across the Chicago radio dial that sounded more like commercials than honest endorsements of the movie, I was skeptical of what I was going to see. While some talk show hosts sounded like they were genuinely impressed with the documentary and honestly endorsing the film, there were those who were obviously reading a commercial script which was...
  • New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

    09/08/2012 7:17:16 PM PDT · by angelcindy · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2012, | By Victor Morton
    The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism. Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)." "The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains. The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of...
  • Love Him or Hate Him, You Don't Know Him: Obama's America, 2016

    08/27/2012 10:32:21 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 57 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | August 27, 2012 | Daniel J. Kelley
    Obama is a proponent of failed economic policies that have left much of the Third World mired in poverty. Rather than acknowledging that centralized economic planning is a failure, Obama faults America’s industrial might as the cause of economic malaise that has crippled much of Africa. The answer, therefore, is not to abandon the discredited economic policies, but to disable America so as to level the playing field. Once America is bankrupt, Kenyan economic programs are bound to succeed! As someone who follows politics and current events closely, I thought that I was better informed about Barack Obama’s radicalism than...
  • "Issues" or America? (Thomas Sowell on Obama)

    08/20/2012 10:12:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 21, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    There are some very serious issues at stake in this year's election — so many that some people may not be able to see the forest for the trees. Individual issues are the trees, but the forest is the future of America as we have known it. The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues. For example, the merits or demerits of President Obama's recent executive order, suspending legal liability for young people who are here illegally, presumably as a...
  • You didn’t build that: Obama says wealthy are ‘lucky,’...

    08/13/2012 10:45:13 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 97 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/12 | Joel Gerhke
    One month to the day after his infamous ‘you didn’t build that’ speech, President Obama’s description of wealthy people did not include “smart” or “hardworking,” as he instead ascribed their success to good luck. “If you’re lucky enough, and fortunate enough, and been blessed enough to be in the other two percent, the top two percent, you still get a tax cut for your first $250,000 of income,” Obama said during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “All we’re saying is after that, maybe you can do a little bit more to help pay down this deficit and invest...
  • 7 Things to Expect If Obama Is Elected to a Second Term

    08/14/2012 4:11:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility." -- Barack Obama So far, the message of the Obama campaign essentially seems to be, "I'm unable to effectively govern because Republicans won't do everything I want. Re-elect me so I can deliver more of the same. Oh, also Paul Ryan wants to push old people off a cliff while Mitt Romney will give you cancer." That doesn't tell you much about what Obama would try to do in his second term, but given that he appears to be largely indifferent to the law and the wishes of...
  • Obama: I Defy You To Believe What I Said About Business

    07/27/2012 4:43:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Obama's desperate protests that his anti-business rant was taken out of context are betrayed both by that very context and because they are a part of a piece -- just one more component of his war against the American entrepreneurial spirit. He would have us believe that his words "you didn't build that" referred to roads and bridges and not businesses. Given his accompanying statements -- "you didn't get there on your own," etc. -- that is an absurd construction. But even if that's what he meant, why would he have felt compelled to point out that businesses don't succeed...
  • The Dismantling of the American Dream

    07/16/2012 1:48:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Who does Obama think paid the taxes for the roads and the bridges and the stoplights? Who paid for this? Who paid for all of that? People that don't have anything? People who pay taxes paid for all this stuff! Folks, it's a shame that we have to sit here and react to this kind of sophistry and explain to people how this country was built and who did it and why it happened and how it happened. Because we live in a period of time where the president of the United States is trying to rewrite...
  • Obama: "If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen."

    07/14/2012 3:17:41 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 324 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | July 13, 2012 | Barack Obama
    Excerpt from the socialist-in-chief speech yesterday in Virginia: "If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."
  • GHEI: The Poorer Middle Class. Obsession with Income Redistribution is Destroying U.S. Productivity

    06/15/2012 6:12:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Nita Ghei
    Obsession with income redistribution is destroying U.S. productivity President Obama’s re-election prospects dim by the day. When it comes to all-important pocketbook issues, Americans quite simply are worse off now than they were when this administration moved into the White House. The Federal Reserve released its latest “Survey of Consumer Finance” on Tuesday, which confirmed widely held sentiment with hard data: Americans are poorer today than they were in 2007, when the Great Recession hit. The difference between now and then is massive. The median household saw almost 39 percent of its wealth evaporate, and real income (that is, the...
  • New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

    06/14/2012 12:05:47 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2012
    The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism. Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)." "The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains. The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of...
  • Documents Show Barack Obama was Member of a Socialist Third Party in 90s

    06/07/2012 12:01:23 PM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | June 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, hey, folks, quick question here. Would it matter to you if you found out that Mitt Romney was a member of a socialist third party back in the 1990s, who wanted to basically make America like a Western European Social Democracy? Would that matter to you? It would? Would it matter to you if Romney were a member of the Nazi party back in the nineties? So you think it would disqualify Romney? If you found out that Romney was a member of a left-wing socialist third party and did everything he could to cover it up and...
  • The Great Destroyer by David Limbaugh

    06/05/2012 11:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I watched something fascinating last night. You know, my brother has got a book out. The name of the book is The Great Destroyer. And it is a compendium of virtually everything Obama has done and said that gives away who he is and what's ahead and in store for us if he's reelected. David was to appear on Hannity last night, which he did. But Hannity led off with a focus group from somewhere in Wisconsin with Frank Luntz. And I watched that with my mouth wide open. Did you see that? Any of you see...
  • 15 Facts That Even Obama's Biggest Supporters Should Be Able To Admit Are True

    05/19/2012 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan Conservatives and liberals may disagree on reasons, motivations, and excuses for Barack Obama's performance, but the facts are still facts. There may be many reasons that a pro football coach goes 1-15, but everyone can agree that his record is still 1-15, right? Well, here are some basic facts about how the country is faring with Barack Obama in the White House. Take a look at the numbers, sans commentary, and make your own judgment about whether Barack Obama deserves...
  • Beach Boys Singer : 'Obama's a Socialist A**hole'

    05/11/2012 8:42:54 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 67 replies
    TMZ ^ | MAY 11, 2012 | TMZ
    <p>Americans will be "f**ked" if Barack Obama gets re-elected ... this according to Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston.</p>
  • Why Obama Campaign Named Their 1984 Moocher Julia

    05/09/2012 10:12:58 AM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    Roaring ^ | May 6, 2012 | Roaring Republican
    Yesterday I told you about the Obama campaign’s (new fictional character Julia) She is a government moocher used to push that wholesome totalitarian ideal that Big Brother should be there to watch over us from cradle to grave using the power of the Nanny State. You may be wondering though, why is the character named Julia? There is an obvious but brilliantly subtle answer picked up by (It's Only Words)Julia is of course one of the main characters in George Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future Nineteen Eighty-Four. She is an overzealous proponent of her government who rebels against its...
  • Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans

    05/08/2012 7:11:49 AM PDT · by No One Special · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve McCann
    The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860. This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why...
  • Real Facts About the Obama Economy

    05/03/2012 11:34:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A couple of stories here from the Associated Press. The first one: "US Applications for Unemployment Aid Drop Sharply -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by the most in nearly a year. The figure was a hopeful sign that hiring could pick up in coming months." This is a seesaw. Just yesterday we had the news from ADP that new jobs were paltry, 119,000. Now, this report contradicts what ADP put out yesterday. "US Applications for Unemployment Aid Drop Sharply," which means fewer people are supposedly out of work. Now, we've told...
  • Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism?

    04/19/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism? In politics, truth-telling can get you into trouble, even if you stumble upon it by accident. Just ask Rep. Allen West (R-FL). West is feeling the heat for a pregnant pause he took during a town hall meeting after he was asked "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists?" "It's a good question," West responded, "I believe there's [sic] about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. (Long pause) "They don't actually hide. It's called the Congressional Progressive...
  • Socialism for Kids, the Obama Version

    04/05/2012 7:28:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I have several amusing posts about the left’s fixation on redistributionism, including this Halloween classic, this Elizabeth Warren takedown, this mockery of the Occupy Wall Street nitwits, and this caricature of Obama’s class warfare. In this grand tradition, here’s a funny poster sent to me by a reader.This is an appropriate point for the disclaimer that Obama is not a socialist, which technically requires government ownership of the means of production. As I’ve explained before, it’s much more accurate to say he’s a statist, a corporatist, or a redistributionist.And since we’re looking at definitions and this post features young children,...
  • Obama Slams Supreme Court over Obamacare

    04/03/2012 7:18:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/3/2012 | Mike Brownfield
    The highest elected official in the United States dished out an extra helping of irony yesterday when, in speaking at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court as an “unelected group of people” who will have turned to “judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint” if they strike down Obamacare. The President’s remarks imply that the Court, were it to rule the individual mandate unconstitutional, would be acting recklessly in undertaking judicial review of Congress’ unprecedented use of the Commerce Clause to force Americans...
  • Did “Government Investment” Make America Great? Obama Thinks So.

    04/01/2012 5:26:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2012 | JOHN HAWKINS
    Obama said that Republicans have “one message and that is, we’re going to make sure that we cut people’s taxes even more — so that by every objective measure our deficit is worse and we will slash government investments that have made this country great,” he argued, “not because it’s going to balance the budget, but because it’s driven by our ideological vision about how government should be. That’s their agenda, pure and simple.” You learn a lot from Professor Obama, don’t you? You may have thought the Founding Fathers, who strongly believed in low taxes, small government, and...
  • Obama to visit four states for damage control on energy issues

    03/21/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/21/2012 | By Susan Crabtree
    President Obama hits the road this week to try to shake off two persistent political liabilities — Keystone XL and Solyndra — and their ongoing damage to his re-election hopes. Instead of shying away from these two political hot potatoes, Mr. Obama seems determined to try to change the public’s mind about them — or at least explain how they fit into his stated “all of the above” approach to energy. It won’t be an easy task, especially with voters worried that rising gas prices could thwart the economic recovery and political opponents charging that Mr. Obama is more committed...
  • Obamacare, Two Years Later : It's still a failure

    03/21/2012 6:34:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/21/2012 | Michael Tanner
    This week marks two years since of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and if the Obama administration has chosen to all but ignore the second anniversary of Obamacare, the rest of us should pause and reflect on just what a monumental failure of policy the health-care-reform law has been. What’s more, it has been a failure on its own terms. After all, when health-care reform was passed, we were promised that it would do three things: 1) provide health-insurance coverage for all Americans; 2) reduce insurance costs for individuals, businesses, and government; and 3) increase...
  • Patton: Obama’s Policies Returning America to Slavery

    03/20/2012 5:10:27 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 26 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | March 20, 2012 | Doug Patton
    Longtime readers of my columns know that my favorite movie is “Braveheart,” Mel Gibson’s 1995 tale of Scottish leader William Wallace. One of my favorite lines from that film is Wallace’s rebellious reply to a statement uttered by the English princess regarding compromise with a tyrant — in this case Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England. “Peace is made in such ways,” the princess naďvely proclaims to our hero. “Slaves are made in such ways!” Wallace snaps. Therein lies the truth of dealing with the treachery of Barack Obama, whose policies are turning America into a nation of slaves....
  • Obama’s war on liberty

    03/20/2012 7:32:40 AM PDT · by StaffiT · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 19, 2012 | Joan R. Neubauer
    That agenda is to lead us to European-style socialism. Despite the fact that socialism has caused the European economy to tank. Despite the fact its results have fomented rioting in the streets. Despite the fact that it has failed miserably. But Obama and his cohorts have an agenda, the agenda of the elites who feel they know better than the rest of us. In addition, they have the mistaken impression that any rights We the People may have, derive from government. They, as the ruling class will decide what rights we may or may not enjoy, a concept anathema to...
  • Regulation Nation: New study finds Obama’s regs cost $46 billion a year

    03/13/2012 8:40:15 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/13/12 | Paul Bedard
    Some 10,215 new federal regulations from the Obama administration are costing consumers, businesses and the economy overall $46 billion annually, more than five times the regulatory price tag of former President Bush in his first three years in office. Worse: just implementing those regulations had a one-time additional cost of $11 billion, according to a Heritage Foundation analysis provided to Washington Secrets.
  • White House doormat: Obama tramples Constitution at every opportunity

    03/13/2012 9:00:01 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/13/2012 | Frank J. Gafney
    When Barack Obama became president of the United States, he swore an oath to "preserve, protect and defend our Constitution." Unfortunately, evidence has accumulated ever since that he feels no obligation to honor his commitment. In fact, Mr. Obama has been violating that oath, left and, well, left. Here are a few of the most egregious examples: Under the president's health care legislation, now universally known as Obamacare, Americans are compelled to purchase health care. The constitutionality of this measure is being tested in court at this writing. But such a mandate smacks of big-government overreach that must be struck...
  • Obama’s Unthinkable 2013 Agenda

    03/08/2012 1:18:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Reince Priebus
    If you thought Barack Obama’s first term was bad, you don’t want to see a second. The verdict is in on the last three years. President Obama has produced a steady stream of broken promises, failed policies, and misplaced priorities. However, he still claims a second term will be different. It will. It just won’t be better. We have seen the liberal agenda the president has pursued over the last three years: government run healthcare, cap-and-trade, pet projects disguised as “stimulus,” card-check, taxpayer-funded loans to now-bankrupt energy companies, and reckless deficit spending. Now imagine what he would do in a...
  • Obama says he wants lower gas prices

    03/06/2012 1:45:26 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 6, 2012 | Stephanie Condon
    CBS News) President Obama on Tuesday scoffed at the notion he wants higher gas prices, as some of his critics claim. Asked about the charge at his first formal White House press conference of the year, Mr. Obama replied to Fox News correspondent Ed Henry's question with a question of his own. "From a political perspective, do you think the president of the United States going into re-election wants gas prices to go up higher? Is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?" Presidents of both parties have historically considered it harder to get votes if...
  • 'Stupid' and Oil Prices - Obama's Forest Gump Anaylsis of Rising Oil Prices

    02/24/2012 8:40:30 AM PST · by Arcy · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-24-2012 | Review and Outlook
    'The American people aren't stupid," thundered President Obama yesterday in Miami, ridiculing Republicans who are blaming him for rising gasoline prices. Let's hope he's right, because not even Forrest Gump could believe the logic of what Mr. Obama is trying to sell. We'd almost feel sorry for Mr. Obama's gas-price predicament if it weren't a case of rough justice. The President has deliberately sought to raise the price of energy throughout the economy via his cap-and-trade agenda. He is now getting his wish, albeit a little too overtly for political comfort. Mr. Obama has also spent three years blaming George...
  • Comparing America in freedom: to America in the chains of Obama’s socialism

    02/22/2012 8:29:30 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The problems Obama will face are growing not subsiding. In just the last month the pump price of gasoline has risen .20 a gallon. ……..higher than it has been in February since 1981. The reason for the rise totally out of Obama’s control; he can’t lie his way out of it. The Iranians want to squeeze the Europeans who are already looking at $8.00 a gallon gas so they are denying France and England oil. The Europeans will come here to buy their gasoline because our $3.52 per gallon looks great! When they do our price will go up whether...
  • Obama moves on corporate-tax reform (in the wrong direction!)

    02/22/2012 9:37:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Corporate tax reform has long been an opportunity for a win-win bipartisan effort in Washington. Everyone agrees that the corporate code needs significant changes, if not a complete overhaul; it's too complicated, too costly, and rewards the larger companies that can afford to analyze it for every possible benefit. Both parties have made corporate tax reform part of their plartforms, Democrats arguing that we need to close loopholes, Republicans that we need simplification and lower rates.The White House decided to go first on corporate tax reform: The Obama administration Wednesday will unveil a framework for reforming the corporate tax code...
  • Obama peddles modest American dream

    02/21/2012 11:28:39 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    My Way News ^ | February 21, 2012 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - This time around, President Barack Obama's message can sound decidedly down-to-earth. Four years after winning the White House, Obama is dealing with a different economic and political reality as he seeks re-election. He's focused less on a lofty vision for overcoming divisions and remaking Washington, and more on the most basic building blocks of middle-class economic security: a job, a house, a college education for the kids, health care, money for retirement. What Obama describes as the American Dream can seem a spare, fundamental aspiration, tailored for a campaign that looks to be fought over who is...
  • President Obama’s CampaignReleases First-Ever‘Truth Team Tip Sheet’

    02/20/2012 11:29:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/20/12 | Tommy Christopher
    It’s not exactly Detective Comics #27, or a first printing of the Gutenberg Bible (who knew the Police Academy movies were so rich in religious subtext?), but Friday night saw the release of the inaugural Obama For America Truth Team Tip Sheet, a collection of political bullets for supporters to fire at the watercooler, and into the social media stratosphere. Now, I just need to figure out how to get an email into a durable, acid-free plastic sleeve. The “Truth Team,” rolled out earlier this week, is this year’s version of the President’s 2008 campaign “Fight the Smears” site,
  • 25 Signs That The Nazification Of America Is Almost Complete

    02/19/2012 5:36:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 113 replies · 3+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 2/19/2012 | Staff
    The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete. The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the...
  • Obama Budget Raises Taxes on Small Employers, Savers, Families

    02/15/2012 11:02:04 AM PST · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-02-13 | Ryan Ellis
    President Obama released his FY 2013 budget [Monday] morning. By his own numbers, his budget raises net taxes over the next decade by $1.56 trillion (Table S-9, page 225). As a percentage of the economy, tax revenues would rise all the way to 20.1% of GDP in 2022, far higher than the historical tax revenue average of 18.3% of GDP (Table S-1, page 205). Here are some of the tax lowlights: All 20 of the new or higher taxes in Obamacare are assumed to take place. That means that there will be a 3.8 percentage point surtax on investment income....
  • Proposed Obama budget includes surge in tax hikes (Obama plans tax hikes for EVERYONE)

    02/14/2012 7:53:56 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2012 | fox news
    President Obama's proposed 2013 budget contains a decade-long surge of tax hikes that, if approved, would affect everything from income to investment to inheritance. The budget blueprint contains roughly $2 trillion in new taxes and fees. When other tax cuts and credits are counted, the net impact from the proposals is still about $1.5 trillion. Though Republicans already are mounting a vigorous campaign against the proposal, many of the tax provisions still could become law unless Congress takes action to stop them. ,,,, But the budget also imposes various fees, such as a hike in the airline "security fee," as...
  • The 'Progressive' Legacy (Thomas Sowell)

    02/13/2012 9:20:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 14, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Although Barack Obama is the first black President of the United States, he is by no means unique, except for his complexion. He follows in the footsteps of other presidents with a similar vision, the vision at the heart of the Progressive movement that flourished a hundred years ago. Many of the trends, problems and disasters of our time are a legacy of that era. We can only imagine how many future generations will be paying the price — and not just in money — for the bright ideas and clever rhetoric of our current administration. The two giants...
  • Dependency Index Surges 23% Under President Obama

    02/08/2012 10:33:59 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 11 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 2/8/2012 | JOHN MERLINE
    The American public's dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program, according to a newly released study by the Heritage Foundation. The conservative think tank's annual Index of Dependence on Government tracks money spent on housing, health, welfare, education subsidies and other federal programs that were "traditionally provided to needy people by local organizations and families." The increase under Obama is the biggest two-year jump since Jimmy Carter was president, the data show. The rise was driven mainly by increases in housing subsidies, an...
  • It’s back!plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy

    02/02/2012 7:51:58 AM PST · by tutstar · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Klein Online ^ | 2 1 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Actual title is : It’s baaack! The plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy An organization that helped to craft President Obama’s environmental policies has recommended the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, purportedly as a method of silencing critics of the theory of global warming. The Presidential Climate Action Project, or PCAP, last year released an extensive list of recommendations for the White House in a 75-page paper entitled, “Building the Obama Administration’s Climate Legacy.” Primary among the PCAP’s recommendations is that the Department of Energy should join the U.S. Department of Housing...