No breakthroughs yet in closed-door meetings
@nhsaintDoes anyone know how many on food stamps are on drugs and use
alcohol and how many have large screen TV's and cell phones and ipads? The
answer to that would be very interesting. We must remember the informed words
of Nancy Pelosi, "For every dollar we give in food stamps, $1.10 is returned
to the government." So many swallowed that line.
I'll bet there would have been no "charm offensive" from Obama if
the polls had stayed in his favor after his chicken little sequester rant. I am
beginning to think that one of the biggest obstacles to politicians getting
anything done is the polls which seem to come out daily. They look at those
things and decide what they have to do to stay in favor with the public. How
can anyone govern when they are always looking over their shoulder in fear that
what they do will be poorly received by some constituency. In earlier times
politicians went ahead and made policy decisions and waited for public reaction
at the ballot box. Now they seem to poll test and trial balloon everything
before acting. I don't think it's working.
If the President is complaining about the budgetary process, budgets are made to
get people and government in line with the principles of learning to spend less
than you earn to have a potential nest egg.When the President had
both the Senate and House in his party, he still didn't pass a budget with
them. He was too worried about his social agenda of Obamacare that wasn't
going to spend a dime more than what we already had. His Speaker of the House
said to pass the bill and get it off their backs and then read it later. They
found out that it would cost more, way more and now a budget will probably never
work as they promised the people more than they could afford. However, if you
don't pass a budget or take appropriate actions on a budget for the next 3
years and blame the Republicans, then there is time to get elected, again. He
is still running a campaign for someone for the next 3 years and not Govern. In
1972, McGovern didn't get the opportunity to govern and must have shown
little kid Obama how to do the same.
Our President is an event organizer. I wake up every day wondering what event
he will organize today. He never disappoints on that point. But one day, I
truly hope he decides to be a President. Then we will have news!
Barack Obama's sincerity level meeting with the GOP on a scale of one to
ten is about... oh I would say a 1. The man is a circus act and nothing more.
One week he is calling the GOP the devil over his sequestration side show and
then next he is ready to kiss and make up once he finds out the public
didn't buy into his sequestration doomsday nonsense. I listened to Mike Lee
talk about his 'brief' visit with Barack and it was all that Mike
could do to hold back laughing. Barack is a non-serious man playing a cheap
brand of Chicago politics and he thinks that the low information American public
will swallow his side shows. The sad truth is many low info American's do.
Regarding the following: "A record 46.7 million Americans -- or roughly one
in five adults -- used food stamps in June,2012 the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) reported." Facts about food stamp usage can be found on
the FDA website.Roughly half of those receiving food stamps today
have two working partners- this cohort has doubled since the year 2000. And it
is important to note that not all those who receive food stamps qualify for the
same amount of eligibility. Just an extra $50 per month is what those
'working poor' typically get, and it just helps to keep milk in the
refrigerator for their children. The proportion of recipients getting full food
stamp benefits is actually less than half. We have a crisis in our
country where working people can no longer expect to feed their families, even
with both parents fully employed. This crisis is about far more than the fact
that so many are using food stamps. The number of food stamps recipients is a
symptom, it is not the issue. Our government is filled with individuals who do
not represent Americans' best interests. They represent the world's
money machine, because they are spawned therefrom.
Both sides need to cool their jets. The speaking over one another is rude and
insulting. Compromise, and the nation might actually get up and going again.
How can it be reported that the president is conducting a "charm
offensive" one day, and then "attacking" GOP members of Congress the
very next day? It's enough to cause whiplash.
@ Furry The President is working for the welfare of ALL the people in the
United States. Close but no cigar. The President is working to have
ALL the people on welfare. And he is doing a great job. A record 46.7 million
Americans -- or roughly one in five adults -- used food stamps in June,2012 the
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported.Food stamp use has
spiked 51 percent since October 2008. Go Bama Go!
One downside of the recession is the fear and anxiety that it caused for a lot
of people that were in the process of buying homes and property. That is what
had driven people for decades from generation to generation to have private
property. Our country is different than all the others as we can still own
property, not just the rich and powerful. The ownership means that a person
buys into the process and not just a mentality that it is someone else's
property. The ownership is an important issue for people that feel empowered to
do something about what they own. They take care of it, usually, and take pride
in it. They don't want for the leaking pipe to ruin all the floors,
cabinets and carpets. They fix the leaking pipe, roof, windows, doors, and
siding. They keep up the yard to make their house be a place for their children
and grandchildren to enjoy and are welcomed there.We lived in
Illinois side where public housing was developed for 1000s of families. They
had the niceties that went with apartment dwelling, even elevators to get to the
higher apartments. Now torn apart and down.
Furry 1993Thanks for the laugh. For ALL People? unless making over $250K,
right?(except my taxes went up and I don't make anywhere near $250K) Oh
but they can afford it though. That is not the point."Property
is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...is a positive good in the world.
That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just
encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down
the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when
Re: Furry1993What your comment tells me is that you are only getting
one side of the debate. If you would watch or listen to conservative media as
well as liberal media you would see as I do that attacks come equally from both
sides. Obama and the Democrats are far from innocent in this debate. I see
Obama and his people often running down people like Boehner, Ryan, Fox News,
ect. But liberal media never shows you that. They only show the attacks from
There you go again,the GOP has actually formulated plans, passed bills and
budgets (at least in the house) and put forth other proposals. BO has done
bothing but sit back and throw barbs. Nothing. 'Politics
ain't beanbag,'" the president said.Yes, BO, but there
comes a time when the politics stop and you govern. You have yet to learn that,
and I doubt you ever will.Furry, your comment that he's
working for the welfare of all the people. How FUNNY!! Thanks, I needed a good
laugh to start my day!You do know that he has issued executive
orders that effectively discriminate against older people, whites, and straight
males, don't you. but I guess in the leftist view of the world, that is
not only OK, but highly desirable.
The President must still be running a campaign for something as he tries to
bully all the Republicans to think as he does, which would be a significant job.
Missouri is not the best example of talking to people of Utah as they just got
rid of the extermination order in 1978. The President has his philosophy deep
into the Chicago type politics and people in Chicago have existed for a long
time with that machine in power. The President forgets on the
budget process that when he controlled both House and Senate he didn't put
out a budget then either. His Obamacare was too vital and was figuring into the
budget process so he didn't want people to see what the real costs were
going to be. Remember, pass it and then read it was the Speaker of the House
words to her members. The Senate also gave into the President's tactics of
bullying the legislative process, even within his own party. Some of those
elected legislators found out their districts and states were not happy with
them in 2010 elections. However, his processes blame the Tea-Party and
Republicans for those falls instead of his healthcare.
The Repubicans are the ones who need to tone down their attacks. The President
is working for the welfare of ALL the people in the United States, and to
strengthen the United States as a whole. The Republicans are playing politics
to satisfy their puppet masters and benefit the top 1%. As a Republican, I find
what my party is doing to be reprehensible. Sen. Carl Schurz
(R-Missouri, 1869-75) said "My country, right or wrong. When right, keep it right; when wrong, put it right." I am now applying that sound
advice to my political party and trying to make it better. That means taking it
away from the puppet masters who are driving it now.It is time for
the far right wing Rpublicans to start working for the good of the country.
They sure aren't doing that now. And that's sad -- they could be so
much better, and do so much more good for everyone, than they are now.
And the gop has toned down their attacks?