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  • moe_larry_and_axelrod moe_larry_and_axelrod Sep 8, 2010 8:42 PM Flag



    The blame Bush "sell buy date" has expired......

    Boehner has a 22% dissaproval rating as compared to Pelosi at 54%, so good luck with that Mr. President, you'll need it.

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    • The Obama-Soros Connection
      by Buzz Patterson

      This is the third installment of a five-part series on how Barack Obama is America’s number one threat to national security.

      The first shots in the Obama Revolution, the highly unlikely campaign that elevated an inexperienced former Chicago community organizer born in Hawaii and raised in Indonesia into the Oval Office, were fired at the Long Island Southampton beach house of billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros.

      Soros is one of the wealthiest men on the planet, with a personal fortune of at least $7 billion and additional investments of another $11 billion or so. His collaborative group of pro-Left foundations distributes more than $400 million a year to causes ranging from underwriting left-leaning Democrat Party candidates to legalizing marijuana to advocating for euthanasia.

      It was at a highly secretive meeting in the summer of 2002 that Soros, Morton Halperin, (the director of Soros’ Open Society Institute), John Podesta (the former Clinton White House chief of staff), Jeremy Rosner (a former speech writer for Bill Clinton), Robert Boorstin (a Democrat strategist and also a former speech writer for Clinton) and Carl Pope (a Democrat strategist and environmentalist) met to draft a plan to defeat President George W. Bush in the presidential election of 2004.

      Ultimately, Soros would spend approximately $26 million of his own money in a failed mission to rid America of President Bush. It was through this effort, however, that Soros gave birth to a much more ominous cause, the “Shadow Party.” And the Shadow Party would eventually become the Obama Administration. And George Soros would become the master puppeteer for the President of the United States and the leader of the free world.

      Without Soros and the Shadow Party, Barack Obama would be, at best, a senator from Illinois attending social gatherings with domestic terrorists Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and sitting in the pews of black liberation theologist Reverend Jeremiah Wright. At worse, he’d be an unremarkable and unheard of state senator. Instead, Barack Obama is the President of the United States.

      Only July 7, 2003, Soros, Halperin, Podesta and Harold Ickes, (deputy chief of staff for the Clinton White House, money man, and dirty trickster) founded the American Majority Institute just three blocks from the White House to be the cornerstone organization of the Shadow Party. A few months later, they changed the name to the Center for American Progress under which it is known today. The organization describes itself as “a nonpartisan research and educational institute” aimed at “developing a long-term vision of a progressive America” and “providing a forum to generate new progressive ideas and policy proposals.”

      In reality, the CAP is a leftist “think tank/action tank,” the nerve center of the Left’s attack on American values and conservatives, and the primary source of Barack Obama’s positions. Not coincidentally, one of the attendees at the select meeting in 2002 is now the CAP’s president, John Podesta, the former White House chief of staff to Bill Clinton and one of the three principal architects of the Obama transition team.

      During the Clinton Administration’s first term in office, John Podesta held positions as White House staff secretary and as an assistant to President Clinton. I first met Podesta when he returned to work for Bill Clinton in 1997 after a two-year leave of absence, first as assistant to the President Chief of Staff for Erskine Bowles and then as chief of staff replacing Bowles.
      Clinton brought Podesta back into the stead when the “bimbo eruptions” of Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky, and impending impeachment, threatened his presidency and Podesta was adept at handling crises of this sort.

    • Spending to Rise Under Health Care Overhaul

      Published September 09, 2010

      | Associated Press

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      WASHINGTON -- The nation's health care tab will go up -- not down -- as a result of President Barack Obama's sweeping overhaul. That's the conclusion of a government forecast released Thursday, which also finds the increase will be modest.

      The average annual growth in health care spending will be just two-tenths of 1 percentage point higher through 2019 with Obama's remake, said the analysis. And that's with more than 32 million uninsured gaining coverage because of the new law.

      "The impact is moderate," said economist Andrea Sisko of Medicare's Office of the Actuary, the nonpartisan unit that prepared the report.

      Factoring in the law, Americans will spend an average of $13,652 per person a year on health care in 2019, according to the actuary's office. Without the law, the corresponding number would be $13,387.

      That works out to $265 more with the overhaul. Currently, Americans spend $8,389 a year per person on health care.

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      The new bottom line is guaranteed to provide ammunition for both sides of a health care debate that refuses to move offstage. Republicans are vowing repeal if they win control of Congress this fall, although they are unlikely to have enough votes to override an Obama veto.

      For critics, the numbers show that the law didn't solve the cost problem, although Obama repeatedly said he wanted to bend the spending curve down.

      The analysis found that health care spending will grow to nearly 20 percent of the economy in 2019. That siphons off resources that could be invested in education, research, transportation or other areas. Medical costs now account for about 17 percent of the economy, and some experts think that's already too much.

      For advocates of the law, the numbers show that expanding coverage to 93 percent of eligible Americans comes at a relative bargain price. Moreover, if Congress sticks to cost controls in the legislation, there's potential beyond 2020 to rein in the growth of health care spending. The new projections show a slowdown starting around 2018.

      "By the end of the projection period, we estimate (costs) will grow more slowly," said John Poisal, who worked on the forecast.

      It's a long way off, but under the health care law, the big coverage push doesn't start until 2014.

      That's when the government will offer tax credits to help middle-class people buy private coverage through new insurance markets in their states. At the same time, Medicaid will be opened up to millions more low-income people. Insurers will have to accept all applicants, regardless of health problems. And most Americans will be required to carry coverage or face a fine from the IRS.

    • I've seen that poll. It was taken at the RNC headquarters office this week while Steele is campaigning in the Pacific at Guam.

    • Nice observation. Also, notice that when Bobo speaks he has union thugs behind him or a group of people who don't have the cumulative IQ to think their way out of a paper bag.

    • This is the craziest Obummer stategy to date. Even hard core Conservatives don't know who Bannier is. The left probably think Oilbummer is speaking about Bono.

    • Because hey knows nothing and is a failure, blaming others is what BHO does! It is all he knows to do. Desperation is what I see!

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