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  • robfisk robfisk Aug 9, 2012 8:59 AM Flag

    Economic Fairness in Obummer's 2nd Term

    One plan is the living wage. Everyone's salary on the lower end will be forced up. The Government, not the market place will decide the value of one's contribution to society. The middle class burb people are on Barry's radar. Anyone who commutes long distances to work, will be encouraged to move into the city, or else. Job applications will be overhauled. Questions about your credit history, criminal record will be dropped. It's unfair, not to hire those who've made a few mistakes in the past. A green energy bank, a health care bank. More crony capitalism. Obama's people will again write the rules, and make sure these same people, reap the benefits. If you think Executive Orders were misused in his first term, as Bachman Turner said, you ain't seen nothing yet. The military will become global warming warriors. Border agents will be rendered weaponless. Basically, their jobs will become those of the welcome wagon workers. Read it all, in the new book, Fool Me Twice.

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    • Today on WCBM radio, here in Baltimore, a middle aged lady covered some of the medicare changes coming soon, while dealing with her sick Mom. She got a warning, a heads up being a hospital employee. It becomes effective October 1. This will definitely destroy the finances of many elderly in their final days. Say your Mom is admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure, gets better, and is released. The next time she is brought in for the same problem, medicare will not cover it. The reasoning is, you aren't doing enough to prevent reoccuring problems with your health. Therefore Obama punishes you. This will cause some seniors to just stay home and suffer silently, passing at home. More likely in pain. How does Barry, Nancy Pelosi, and the crafters of this legislation sleep at night. You would think at the minimum, they'd at least give pain meds to these poor people.

    • That's because he is getting heat for his Chicago tactics and people are telling him they don't like it. He can't understand works in Chicago!

    • ricky18201 Aug 15, 2012 2:23 PM Flag

      At least I'm #1 at something! Thanks!

    • ricky18201 Aug 14, 2012 10:35 PM Flag

      I am the one true Ricky, the other one is a flaming liberal SPINNER!

    • You Will Get SICK Reading This. Poeple We Must Wake Up. Totaly Unreal. This Cost Cut Must Make It.

      Notice S.S. and the military are NOT on this list.

      These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end.
      * Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings.
      * Save America 's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings.
      * International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings.
      * Legal Services Corporation -- $420 million annual savings.
      * National Endowment for the Arts -- $167.5 million annual savings.
      * National Endowment for the Humanities -- $167.5 million annual savings.
      * Hope VI Program -- $250 million annual savings.
      * Amtrak Subsidies -- $1.565 billion annual savings.
      * Eliminate duplicating education programs -- H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
      * U.S. Trade Development Agency -- $55 million annual savings.
      * Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy -- $20 million annual savings.
      * Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding -- $47 million annual savings.
      * John C. Stennis Center Subsidy -- $430,000 annual savings.
      * Community Development Fund -- $4.5 billion annual savings.
      * Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid -- $24 million annual savings.
      * Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half -- $7.5 billion annual savings
      * Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% -- $600 million annual savings.
      * Essential Air Service -- $150 million annual savings.
      * Technology Innovation Program -- $70 million annual savings.
      * Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program -- $125 million annual savings.
      * Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization -- $530 million annual savings.
      * Beach Replenishment -- $95 million annual savings.
      * New Starts Transit -- $2 billion annual savings.
      * Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts -- $9 million annual savings
      * Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants -- $2.5 billion annual savings.
      * Title X Family Planning -- $318 million annual savings.
      * Appalachian Regional Commission -- $76 million annual savings.
      * Economic Development Administration -- $293 million annual savings.
      * Programs under the National and Community Services Act -- $1.15 billion annual savings.
      * Applied Research at Department of Energy -- $1.27 billion annual savings.
      * Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership -- $200 million annual savings.
      * Energy Star Program -- $52 million annual savings.
      * Economic Assistance to Egypt -- $250 million annually.
      * U.S. Agency for International Development -- $1.39 billion annual savings.
      * General Assistance to District of Columbia -- $210 million annual savings.
      * Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority -- $150 million annual savings.

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      • * Presidential Campaign Fund -- $775 million savings over ten years.
        * No funding for federal office space acquisition -- $864 million annual savings.
        * End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
        * Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act -- More than $1 billion annually.
        * IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget -- $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
        * Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees -- $1 billion total savings.WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?
        * Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees -- $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
        * Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of -- $15 billion total savings.
        * Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.WHAT???
        * Eliminate Mohair Subsidies -- $1 million annual savings.
        * Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- $12.5 million annual savings WELL ISN'T THAT SPECIAL
        * Eliminate Market Access Program -- $200 million annual savings.
        * USDA Sugar Program -- $14 million annual savings.
        * Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -- $93 million annual savings.
        * Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program -- $56.2 million annual savings.
        * Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs -- $900 million savings.
        * Ready to Learn TV Program -- $27 million savings.. WHY?????
        * HUD Ph.D. Program.
        * Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
        * TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

        My question is, what is all this crap doing in the budget in the first place?

    • If you started a business and it prospered and made you rich, and you didn't do that yourself...who did?

      If you started a business and it failed miserably although you worked hard, you must not have done that yourself...who did?

    • How's the only black man in America driving a Prius doing?

    • QE3 is predicted to be initiated in September. Everyone is to believe it has nothing to do with the November election. Elderly retired, trying to live off of their bond investments may be in trouble. I predict another clunkers for cash program also, just around election time. Why do the savers always get the shaft from this Presidente?

    • There is a book out about one of Obama's mentors that describes their plans, assuming reelection, to put policies in place that will either make is more simple for large cities to 'absorb' large sections of the suburbs or force them to share tax revenue with the cites. They view this as the only way to get people to move back into, support or become part of the larger cities that have tax revenue problems, crime problems and educational system problems.

      When I find the name and author of the book, I will share it. This mentor has not been mentioned by the Obama administration much, but has visited the White House on multiple occasions and if reelected, will be appointed to an administration position.

      I will continue searching for the information.

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      • Barry's 2nd term is too scary to even fathom. I hope people wake up. Barry is desperate, I fear he has some tricks up his sleeve that may really shake things up. Gas prices are starting to take off again. Fly Over Country, as Obama refers to them. We really need you to take back America. Romney would build the Keystone Pipeline. Gas bellow $2 dollars a gallon, it's like a big tax cut. You'll have jobs under Romney, and you'll be able to afford the gas to go to work. Obama really is the Food Stamp President. Running commercials on TV, encouraging people to apply for assistance is a new low. Americans believe in working for what we get. After all, how much day time tv can you take. Working is always better than Welfare.

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