Romney, Boehner Message: It's Still The Economy (Not Gay Marriage), Stupid

May 10, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: National Public Radio

House Speaker John Boehner speaks Thursday at his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill.

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US Treasury stated recently that the US Gov't will either break even or gain about $10B in interest payments from TARP. On the other hand Freddie and Fannie (beloved Gov't instiutions) lost about $150B.
Gov't = can't trust with money (anyone's) and fiscal sinkhole.
Private enterprise = greedy profit makers and creators of jobs and prosperity for all.
private enterprise didn't save GM,kill Bin Laden, or pass civil rights
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Yes most likely he is a paid Soros OWS person
Stop talking to yourself VancePizzaPizza1
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The economy is imploding. Thanks Obama! How's that hope and change workin out for ya?

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private enterprise didn't save GM,kill Bin Laden, or pass civil rights
Private enterprise did save GM. It was your tax dollars. That you earned in the market. Confiscated by the Gov't and given, without strings attached, to GM.

Kill bin laden? Show me one single piece of military equipment that does not come from a private enterprise contractor. Come on -- show me one.

If I were you liberal, I would prepare for obama's defeat and the conservative backlash that could follow. Get a job. Pay your own bills. Save for retirement. Live independent of a Gov't handout.
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not if you work in the public sector, you moron-they pay taxes too!

you're argument is a 'wag the dog' because governments are non-profit agencies but also provide services like schools,police,highways,public works ,etc..that's we all use whether we pay taxes or not

private enterprise doesn't have a court system to protect my rights, you dunce

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The economy is imploding. Thanks Obama! How's that hope and change workin out for ya?
Bush gave Obama 850,000 jobs losses A MONTH and a negative 9% GDP.

Obama ended the recession in 6 months and has been creating jobs for 27 months. If the POS GOPOX would work for the USA instead of against the USA we could have a decent stimulus and be doing even better.

Republicons are trying to trash the economy so that Mutt God Romnutz will be the first whackjob POTUS since Raygun's Alzheimer days.
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Bush gave Obama 850,000 jobs losses A MONTH and a negative 9% GDP.
Obama ended the recession in 6 months and has been creating jobs for 27 months. If the POS GOPOX would work for the USA instead of against the USA we could have a decent stimulus and be doing even better.
Republicons are trying to trash the economy so that Mutt God Romnutz will be the first whackjob POTUS since Raygun's Alzheimer days.
All lies and excuses. Socialism/Communism doesn't work...Obama's policies have been deliberately applied to destroy the economy and America as we have known it. America's enemies could not have done a better job of damaging our economy and our country.

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not if you work in the public sector, you moron-they pay taxes too!
you're argument is a 'wag the dog' because governments are non-profit agencies but also provide services like schools,police,highways,public works ,etc..that's we all use whether we pay taxes or not
private enterprise doesn't have a court system to protect my rights, you dunce
Show me in the US Constitution that the Govt is responsible for any of that. Let's see it.

Private enterprise has something the Gov't can't do "supply and demand" If they do something wrong, people shop else where.

Bite it lib. You brand of socialism is dying. obama ruined it for you. Get a job and learn some personal responsibility.
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Show me in the US Constitution that the Govt is responsible for any of that. Let's see it.
Private enterprise has something the Gov't can't do "supply and demand" If they do something wrong, people shop else where.
Bite it lib. You brand of socialism is dying. obama ruined it for you. Get a job and learn some personal responsibility.
I agree. Liberals try to jusify a government out of control, by saying that the government builds roads and schools, etc. This isn't where they're wasting our tax dollars...how much does clean water and safe food and roads cost anyway? Not TRILLIONS of dollars to be sure...

The government under Obama and the dems are inept and corrupt. Liberal solutions to every problem is government expansion and raising taxes. And it's liberal government who has caused most of the problems in the first place.

Government does not produce. Only the private sector can drive the economy. Government is a parasite. Now the parasite is trying to convince you that growing the parasite will somehowe create prosperity?
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Obamaís poverty problem: Reckless fiscal policies swell the ranks of the poor
America is a poorer country under President Obama. Since last year, the ranks of Americaís least well off grew by 2.5 million, according to the government definition of poverty, which includes a family with income of less than $22,314 a year or an individual making less than $11,139. One-sixth of the country, 46.2 million, met this standard, according to figures released Tuesday. Thatís the highest total since the Census Bureau began keeping track a half-century ago.
The blame lies squarely on Mr. Obamaís policies, which have strangled the productive sector. The economy is moving, but barely so. Gross domestic product edged forward at a dismal 1 percent rate in the second quarter. Financial experts have been busy revising forecasts downward, with the National Association of Business Economists expecting the year to end with growth totaling a lackluster 1.5 percent.
That statistic has a real-life impact. Without real growth, companies have no reason to expand operations and make new hires. That means the unemployment rate wonít budge from the 9 percent level, where it has been stuck for most of this year. When people donít have jobs, they become poor. The high unemployment rates and the increase in poverty are both symptoms of the same economic disease.
Itís something that even touches the middle class. One of the more striking facts contained within the census report is the increase in the number of young adults, aged 25 to 34, who continue to live with their parents. Thatís an increase of 1.2 million since the start of the recession. Mostly it reflects the number of college grads who canít find jobs.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/...
So, using inflation-adjusted dollars, Obama had the second-lowest increase -- in fact, he actually presided over a decrease once inflation is taken into account.

Bottom line: The Facebook postís claim that government spending under Obama is "slower than at any time in nearly 60 years" is very close to accurate.

Explaining the results

So why the disconnect between Obamaís image as a big spender and the reality of how much federal spending has actually grown?

First, Obamaís record on debt is a lot less flattering than is his record on federal government spending. During the same time that spending is poised to be increasing by 1.4 percent per year under Obama, the debt will be increasing by 14.6 percent per year. The reason? Year by year, federal revenues havenít been keeping up with spending, due to the struggling national economy (which has held back tax revenues) and a continuation of tax cuts. And each year thereís an annual deficit, the national debt grows.

Second, federal spending under Obama is higher as a share of gross domestic product than it has been in most of the previous 60 years. That, too is because of the economy, which has simultaneously slowed the growth of GDP and boosted government spending for programs such as food stamps and Medicaid.

Third, the aging of the baby boomers has driven a rise in entitlement spending that is masking cuts Obama and the GOP Congress have made, and have promised to make, in discretionary spending. Using outlays as the unit of measurement, as Nutting and the Facebook post have done, means focusing on money already spent. It does not take into account future spending thatís been committed to but not yet carried out.

And finally, many Americans associate Obama with the high-profile legislative activities of his first year or two, when initiatives such as the stimulus sent spending upward the fastest. Since then, spending has slowed, thanks in part to spending cuts pushed by congressional Republicans.

Thought this was super interesting. www.politifacts.com
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in response the the laughing liberal

There are a lot of facts in that sentence, but many readers zeroed in on the claim that "nearly half of all persons under 30 did not go to work today." So weíll take a look at it.

We turned to numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the federal agency responsible for tabulating employment statistics. The bureauís website allows users to mix and match the national data by various sub-categories, including age.

Thereís no single category for "under 30," and BLS doesnít calculate data on those below the age of 16, but we were able to put together an "under 30" category by merging four others: 16 to 17; 18 to 19; 20 to 24; and 25 to 29. This also allowed us to compare statistics for those separate groups.

The purest comparison we did -- one that seems to track Danielsí statement most closely -- is to divide the number of people employed by the total number of persons in that age group. This statistic is known as the "employment to population ratio." We then flipped this ratio around to mirror how Daniels phrased it -- the total of persons not working divided by total population in that age group.

For December 2011, the most recent month available, we found that 44.4 percent of the 16-to-29 age group was not employed. So, Daniels is in the ballpark.

But thereís a problem: This is a ridiculous statistic to use. It includes Americans aged 16 to 18 (who are supposed to be in high school) and those 18 to 22 (many of whom are in college). If you leave high schoolers out of the equation and look only at ages 18 to 29, then the percentage who are not working declines to 37.5 percent. If you look only at ages 25 to 29, an age when most people are out of school altogether, it declines further, to 27.1 percent.

But even this is beside the point if you are trying to craft a credible statistic.

A more appropriate measure for Daniels would have been the tried-and-true unemployment rate.

The unemployment rate takes the number of unemployed people and divides it by those who are "in the labor force," which means that they are either employed or are jobless but looking for work. This measurement ignores people who are not seeking work, such as students or individuals who are raising children full-time or are unable to work for whatever reason.

These statistics offer a significantly different picture. In the broadest age range -- 16 to 29 -- the unemployment rate is 13.6 percent. For those between 18 and 29, itís 12.9 percent. For those between 20 and 29, itís 11.9 percent. And for those between 25 and 29, itís 9.7 percent.

None of these measures gets Daniels any higher than 13.6 percent of the population -- far lower than the nearly 50 percent figure he cited.

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I agree. Liberals try to jusify a government out of control, by saying that the government builds roads and schools, etc. This isn't where they're wasting our tax dollars...how much does clean water and safe food and roads cost anyway? Not TRILLIONS of dollars to be sure...
The government under Obama and the dems are inept and corrupt. Liberal solutions to every problem is government expansion and raising taxes. And it's liberal government who has caused most of the problems in the first place.
Government does not produce. Only the private sector can drive the economy. Government is a parasite. Now the parasite is trying to convince you that growing the parasite will somehowe create prosperity?
It's very very very very simple. If the Gov't could fix anything, we would never have problems.

The best thing the Gov't can do is stop the insane spending and get out of our way. We ordinary folks can fix the economy.

Life is going to suck big time for liberals sooner rather then later.

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All lies and excuses. Socialism/Communism doesn't work...Obama's policies have been deliberately applied to destroy the economy and America as we have known it. America's enemies could not have done a better job of damaging our economy and our country.
Bumbler Bush inherits full employment and a surplus plus plans to pay off the national debt in 10 years.

Bumbler Bush leaves negative 9% unemployment and 850,000/month job loss.$3T in wars and the worst recession since the Great Depression.

Obama ends the recession in 6 months and, even with Republicons trying to kill the recovery, gains jobs for 27 months.

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All lies and excuses. Socialism/Communism doesn't work...Obama's policies have been deliberately applied to destroy the economy and America as we have known it. America's enemies could not have done a better job of damaging our economy and our country.
The TEA Party Congress is the worst in History, their approval rating has been in the single digits
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The TEA Party Congress is the worst in History, their approval rating has been in the single digits
It's a liberal Congress right now... It's not a Tea Party Congress yet...
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Bumbler Bush inherits full employment and a surplus plus plans to pay off the national debt in 10 years.
Bumbler Bush leaves negative 9% unemployment and 850,000/month job loss.$3T in wars and the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Obama ends the recession in 6 months and, even with Republicons trying to kill the recovery, gains jobs for 27 months.
Barney Frank, Chris Dodd...to name a few liberals...these are the people responsible to creating a global economic meltdown. Obama has been trying to finish America off for good...

The liberals will be finished for at least 100 years (if not for good) after the next election...

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Republicons trying anything they can to KILL THE RECOVERY. They have done it before:

Bumbler Bush inherits full employment and a surplus plus plans to pay off the national debt in 10 years.

Bumbler Bush leaves negative 9% unemployment and 850,000/month job loss.$3T in wars and the worst recession since the Great Depression.

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Republicons trying anything they can to KILL THE RECOVERY. They have done it before:
Bumbler Bush inherits full employment and a surplus plus plans to pay off the national debt in 10 years.
Bumbler Bush leaves negative 9% unemployment and 850,000/month job loss.$3T in wars and the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Obama ends the recession in 6 months and, even with Republicons trying to kill the recovery, gains jobs for 27 months.
What are you liberals going to do if republicans take over again? Just sit back and feel sorry for yourselves? Blame blame blame? They will take over. It will happen some day. You know it will

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Private enterprise did save GM. It was your tax dollars. That you earned in the market. Confiscated by the Gov't and given, without strings attached, to GM.
Kill bin laden? Show me one single piece of military equipment that does not come from a private enterprise contractor. Come on -- show me one.
If I were you liberal, I would prepare for obama's defeat and the conservative backlash that could follow. Get a job. Pay your own bills. Save for retirement. Live independent of a Gov't handout.
Then stop living in a country you think confiscates your money dumbpunk. You hate the USA as do all Republicons so GET OUT.

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What are you liberals going to do if republicans take over again? Just sit back and feel sorry for yourselves? Blame blame blame? They will take over. It will happen some day. You know it will
As I said before, horrible things happen in life. Hitler happened, Stalin happened, a Republicon POTUS could happen again.

As with all horrible things in life, this too will pass and we will rebuild. Luckily, if another Republicon POTUS comes in the people will finally see how Republicons hate the country and want to destroy.

Like the Germans after Hitler, it will be NEVER AGAIN.

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