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Forum Post: Obama is no great shakes but the Tea Party and the haters have to be put down.

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 24, 2012, 2:09 p.m. EST by frogmanofborneo (602) from New York, NY
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Obama was striving for a $ 4 trillion grand bargain with Boner some time ago. He wants to dress up the austerity against the 99 percent with a modest tax increase - a return to the Clinton tax rates- for the top two percent. This the Republicans are fighting tooth and nail. Also no one is talking about defending the Earned Income Credit. They seem to agree that poor people aren't paying enough income taxes, though I haven't heard Obama actually say so. They killed the "making work pay" tax credit for low wage workers and not only was there no funeral, you could scrub the MSM for even a death notice- hardly a peep. For me my opposition to Romney and the GOP is about other things - I don't expect and won't tell anyone else to expect Obama not to implement a cruel austerity. It's about their more strident war drive, their racialist anti Black dog whistles, their anti gay and anti woman stands. I drive taxi and scan the radio all night. Last night I caught an ad for "Pink Slip Obama" that ended with an ominous "our founding fathers would be shooting by now (edit)." http://pinkslipobama.net/bumper%20sticker%20pay%20for%20ammo.jpg Lines have been drawn for this election. It's pretty clear. http://pinkslipobama.net/index_005.htm



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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

A Tea Partier Decided To Pick A Fight With A Foreign President. It Didn't Go So Well. ( AUDIO )

[-] 1 points by frogmanofborneo (602) from New York, NY 11 years ago

I think it went well indeed.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

AHhh - twould depend on you position - giving or receiving. As the giving went quite well and the receiver got beaten bruised bloodied and humiliated.

[-] 2 points by frogmanofborneo (602) from New York, NY 11 years ago

Yep, in general it is not a good idea to mess with an angry Irishman :)

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

LOL - a righteously angry Irishman. {:-])

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 11 years ago

willard just brought up the birth certificate issue AGAIN
a real classy act

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

I watched it just now too. Really Really important stuff. have you heard, the FED is about to go ahead with QE3. Another handout to Wall Street that will further devalue the dollar. They have been doing this in order to fight off deflation. The economy needs to allow some deflation because right now the current level of demand has dropped significantly. Normally when this happens, prices fall and the dollar increases in value. This would lead to more demand, which would spur more hiring. The FED is fighting this natural flow of the market by propping up artificial inflation to protect shareholder profits. Did you know all of that? I find that a lot more important than a political gaff, you?

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow1 (-25) 11 years ago

I doubt they are doing it to fight deflation they are doing it to make people think that things will be better down the road.

Printing more money does nothing more but devaluate the dollar not increase it in value - well it does short term - that's it.

Look at the charts on how the dollar has been devaluated over the last several years because of the feds printing money.

Here is a link that might interest you talking about the downgrading of the dollar


[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

Are you serious? You look at the graphs, don't be so dim.

Here, I'll let you hear it from some that does it for a living.



[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8310) from Phoenix, AZ 11 years ago

the problem is not that we are too partisan, it is that people still say crap like 5% on the left are crazy and 5% on the right are crazy ect.. what is crazy is that America can't see how crazy the GOP has become, I mean look at the world and they still say the rich pay too much and have too little power...

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 years ago


[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Just this side of stormfront.

Can you say astroturf?

[-] -1 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 11 years ago

WTF do the tea baggers have to do with anything?