Facts don't support Obama

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Responding to the letter “Don’t be too hard on Obama” (March 6): I sincerely thank writer David Thomas and deeply appreciate the honorable service he performed defending America, freedom and liberty. Being hard, prejudiced, mudslinging or hateful is not intended.

America’s status, under President Obama’s administration, is as follows:

• The nation’s credit rating dropped from AAA to AA-plus.

• The national debt increased from $9 trillion in 2008 to $15.5 trillion.

• Obama denied the Keystone pipeline, hopes of lower gas prices and thousands of jobs.

• The borrowing deficit is 40 percent, or 40 cents against every $1, and rising.

• In Obama’s three years, yearly unemployment has averaged 14.3 million. President Clinton’s eight-year average was 7 million. President George W. Bush’s eight-year average was 7.8 million. Obama has a staggering 104 percent increase over Clinton and an 83 percent increase over Bush. Since 1947, yearly unemployment has ranged from a 1953 low of 1.8 million to a 1983 high of 10.7 million. Never has America suffered with an unprecedented yearly average of 14.3 million people unemployed.

• The federal government, through bailouts, has improperly entangled itself in the private sector of General Motors. It owns 26.5 percent of GM, which has unfunded pension obligations of $27 billion, due in 2014.

Obama has failed to implement or operate under a budget for more than three years. He has shown unprecedented and flagrant disrespect for budget deadlines and obligations. Here are Obama’s administration budget failures:

• He missed budget deadlines more than any other president.

• In 90 years, from fiscal years 1923 to 2013, he’s the only president to miss deadline two years in a row.

• He is the only president to miss deadline in three years of a four-year term.

• He holds the record for the longest delay in submitting a budget – 98 days in FY 2010.

May God bless America!

William Thweatt

North Augusta, S.C.

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faithson
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faithson 03/15/12 - 01:31 am
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yep, it is pretty much a

yep, it is pretty much a total mess. but I think there are 535 other people involved here and to put all this on one branch of government is ludicrous. We would only hope ONE man could do this much damage, because than He would have the power to 'change' things. No William, blaming all this on ONE MAN will not work, at least for the rational among us.

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carcraft 03/15/12 - 05:08 am
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Yep, it is a mess and Obama

Yep, it is a mess and Obama and the Democrats controlled the Presidency and both houses of congress with a filibuster proof majority for Obama's first two years and what did they do? Passed the $800 billion dollar "stimulus" program that would keep unemployment below 8%, or so we were told by Obama. That bill contained the famous African male genital wash stimulus. It also included money to buy wind mills built in Spain and China. Then Obama and the Democrats passed the health care act. Look up the new CBO numbers on that! Read about the "Louisiana Purchase”, the payoff to Mary Landreau to buy her vote for the health care bill. Louisiana was supposed to get $200 million in extra Medicare payments. Someone screwed up the language and Louisiana now gets $3.4 billion instead of the $200 million. No Obama didn't do the damage all by himself, he had Reid and Pelosi's help!

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Techfan 03/15/12 - 05:59 am
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I've proved the "filibuster

I've proved the "filibuster proof Congress" thing a lie quite a few times. Do I have to do it again?

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Techfan 03/15/12 - 06:14 am
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"Louisiana now gets $3.4

"Louisiana now gets $3.4 billion instead of the $200 million." Source please.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 03/15/12 - 06:35 am
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they had control of sixty

they had control of sixty seats in the senate that is fillabuster proof...also isn"t it ironic that all those who blamed bush for everything now have a different tune..and yes through presidential orders and his radical heads of depts like interior etc this man is a walking talking disaster to the american dream..lets take pne quick look at one fantasy brought to you by the media and obumler..feb. we as a country ran the highest ever deficet by billions..yet we are told everything is improving especially employment and new job creation..with all this economic activity how does the govt spend so much than they take in..they should be awash with NEW tax dollars..and the borrowing should be decreasing..

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Freeatlast 03/15/12 - 06:54 am
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President Obama and

President Obama and Democratic governors have been on a roll lately - creating jobs, investing in schools, and correcting the lies that Republicans are spreading about President Obama. Republicans just don't want to admit that we have now had 23 months of private sector job growth, or that fewer homeowners are facing foreclosure everyday, or that the American auto industry - the industry that Mitt Romney wanted to " go bankrupt" - is back on track. Why don't Republicans want to admit the facts?

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carcraft 03/15/12 - 07:00 am
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carcraft 03/15/12 - 07:08 am
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The lastest Congressional

The lastest Congressional budget office estimates for Obama care show the projected costs have increased from the $900 billion Obama estimated to 1.7 TRILLION dollars. Tell me again about how well Obama does? How do we pay for this monstrosity? http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/14/cbo-report-costs-of-obamas-health-care...

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carcraft 03/15/12 - 07:09 am
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Sorry I was wrong Techfan,

Sorry I was wrong Techfan, the actual numbers are worse than what I wrote, Louisiana gets $ 4.3 billion!

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carcraft 03/15/12 - 07:18 am
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Please note that Obama care

Please note that Obama care has been fully implimented yet and the costs have almost doubled over what Obama projected them to be!

carcraft
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carcraft 03/15/12 - 07:49 am
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Techfan- Obama care passed in

Techfan- Obama care passed in the Senate on Dec 24, 2009. If the Republicans could have stopped it they would have. Not one Republican voted for it and yet it passed. The Republicans did not have the power to filibuster it's passage or they would have! So please explain to me how the Democrates didn't control both the house and the Senate from when Obama took office in Jan 2008 until end of
December 2009, That adds up to two years!

carcraft
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carcraft 03/15/12 - 07:52 am
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Of course you don't really

Of course you don't really want to know about laws before you pass them or you might know about the "Louisiana Purchase" or the cost over runs etc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV-05TLiiLU

Techfan
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Techfan 03/15/12 - 07:56 am
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1. The figures cited go from

1. The figures cited go from a $200 million dollar increase, the shift to the TOTAL amount dedicated for La. Funky math.
2. The Democrats never had 60 members. There were 2 independents that caucused with them (one being Lieberman who went on the campaign trail with McCain). We'll try this again, please pay attention this time. Seanators were seated Jan 3, the President wasn't inaugurated until Jan 20th. Roland Burris wasn't sworn in until Jan 15. Al Franken wasn't seated until July 7, 2009. There goes over 6 months of your 2 years. Ted Kennedy died Aug. 25, Paul Kirk wasn't seated until Sept 24. Scott Brown took over his seat Feb 4, 2010. Kennedy and Byrd were both extremely ill and missed many votes, although Byrd was carried in to cast the deciding vote on the health care bill. there you go. Do the math.

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Techfan 03/15/12 - 08:00 am
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BTW: The Presidential

BTW: The Presidential election was Nov 4, 2008. Obama took office Jan 20, 2009.

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allhans 03/15/12 - 08:36 am
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carcraft. Typos on dates ?

carcraft. Typos on dates ?
Anyhow, WHOA. Now I see why people say Obumbler.
The president evidently followed Pelosi's advice and didn't read it before signing. Surely he is smart enough to spot the errors.

allhans
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allhans 03/15/12 - 09:12 am
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We know that the facts are

We know that the facts are that Obama controlled congress long enough to get his pet plans through.
It makes you wonder what the national debt would be if Republicans hadn't gained control of the House in 2010. "DO nothing Congress"? The house at least stopped some of the madness.

Techfan
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Techfan 03/15/12 - 09:12 am
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Let's see, if the GOP hadn't

Let's see, if the GOP hadn't gained control. The Bush tax cuts on the wealthy would be eliminated, thus bringing in more revenue. Corporate loopholes would have been eliminated, thus bringing in more revenue. Penalties on corporations that shield profits overseas would be in force, thus bringing in more revenue. A tax on computerized trading would be in force, thus bringing in more revenue (and keeping prices down on commodity trading, ie. oil). Yep, the national debt would be lower.

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Granddaddy John 03/15/12 - 09:29 am
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Way to many whiners on here
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Way to many whiners on here anyone with half a brain would know that Odumber is a total and complete failure.Nothing more than a old time snake oil salesman.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 03/15/12 - 09:34 am
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It's president Bush's fault.
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It's president Bush's fault. How can you blame a common thug from chicago ( by way of Kenya)? The "liar-in-chief" and his czars were corrupt before they took office. It's simply business as usual for democrats and the left. Beware the "Ides of March"! rod blagoavich (d.ill.) is heading to 14 years of "summer camp" today for his role in massa obama's plan to hand pick his successor. Simply look at the democrats constituency: union thugs forcing Private industry to pay for laziness, a culture that has less than 40% high school graduation rates, 70% unwed mother rates ( in areas they live), occupy at least 66% of the jails and prisons (in the states they reside), corrupt lawmakers (see the above) morally irresponsible advocates (as named by Rush Limbaugh). Almost doubling the national debt in less than four (4) years exhibits a flagarant irresponsibility even idi amin (see African history) could be proud of. romney is obama, without the African heritage. Folks, we're in TROUBLE!!

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faithson 03/15/12 - 10:18 am
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and the inferred answer to

and the inferred answer to all these problems is what ? According to GA republican voters, the Newt ! Oh, yea there is an answer, only He cannot and will not be our 'problem solver' in '13. In fact, seems that social issues have trumped fiscal issues in the run up to the fall election. Good luck winning the hearts of America on that.

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twolane 03/15/12 - 10:36 am
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even with the facts spelled
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even with the facts spelled out in black and white they still dont believe what their lying eyes tell them....but they believe everything on factcheck.org

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dichotomy 03/15/12 - 12:11 pm
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"seems that social issues

"seems that social issues have trumped fiscal issues"

No faithson.......what you are seeing is some Republicans expressing their desire on how socially conservative they would prefer their candidate to be. Courting those voters is no different than Obama courting the gay vote and then, after the election, saying that he believes marriage is between a man and a woman.

However, between the convention and the election in November, regardless of the nominee, the deciding factor will not be "social" issues. The deciding factor in November will be "Socialist" issues.

And if you are an anti-socialism, anti-Obamacare, anti-redistribution, pro-Canadian pipeline voter, then I believe any three legged dog beats Obama. And I sure think a lot of $5 a gallon gas pumpers will vote against Obama's policies. Well, that's too complimentary. Obama doesn't have energy policies. He has blind energy ideology. His energy secretary, Chu, was for $8 a gallon gas.....until Obama slapped him and told him to not say that in an election year. We know what Obama really wants and woe be unto us if he gets reelected.

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nofanofobama 03/15/12 - 11:16 am
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techfan we said a working

techfan we said a working majority that includes those that caucased with the dims..this is 60 a working majority...they therfore share the same philosphy of socialism..nice try...obumler got everything he basically wanted and we are now broke...

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allhans 03/15/12 - 11:46 am
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bjphysics 03/15/12 - 12:39 pm
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No social issues this year,

No social issues this year, move along…

“Arizona Birth Control Bill Allows Employers To Fire Women On The Pill Based On Religious Beliefs”

“A new controversial bill regarding birth control has been advanced in Arizona which would allow employers to fire women who take the pill to prevent pregnancy, rather than for health purposes, based on religious and moral beliefs.”

“The bill would force employees to show their employers their medical records…”

Quote from the article that pegs the irony meter at Spinal Tap 11:

"I believe we live in America. We don't live in the Soviet Union."

Why stop there? What if they disagree with vaccination or blood transfusions? What if they want to extend their belief to include your children, spouse? Where does it end?

What about medical privacy under HIPA? Remember when the paranoids were ranting about electronic medical files being some kind of preliminary step to tyranny; I guess they have no problem with privatizing tyranny.

I can hear the arguments now about privatized tyranny being much more cost effective than government tyranny.

All aboard the crazy train…woo woo.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/314650/20120315/arizona-birth-control-bi...

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Bizkit 03/15/12 - 02:13 pm
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Well bjphysics it just goes

Well bjphysics it just goes to show you that either side and take a good idea and screw it up. Reforming health care (a no brainer) and the Dems massively screw it up. The Arizona law was written to protect religious freedom and they screwed that up. Just goes to show you how incompetent our law makers really are and impotent in fixing things. What's that ole sayin: the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Sorry that crazy train (in my best Jack Nicholson voice "we're all filled up with crazy" ) is filled with Congress-woo, woo. I just love how the Dems depict Rep as woman hating, wanting granpa dead to save healthcare costs, bunch of racist, and war mongers. But of course the Rep depict the Dems as freedom hating, gun hating, socialist (Marxist), and war mongers. Geez I can hardly tell them apart.

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bjphysics 03/15/12 - 04:24 pm
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seenitB4 03/15/12 - 04:29 pm
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Hahah bj...you are

Hahah bj...you are funny....I like that white t-shirt...buck doesn't **^%

Techfan
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Techfan 03/15/12 - 05:50 pm
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Let's try to make it simpler

Let's try to make it simpler for those who have trouble understanding. The claim was the Dems had a filibuster proof majority for 2 years. The Dems had 58 and 2 Independents that caucused with them from 7/7/2009-8/25/2009, then again 9/25/2009 to 2/4/2010. That totals roughly 6 months. There's a chart posted here for those who had trouble following: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/111th_United_States_Congress

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