sure did... more government less induvidual freedom,. I did get a laugh out of the election line -- I won them both -- while forgetting he lost both he house and the senate while in office just like GWB did, I wonder how the fact checkers today will view his speach? I cannot wait to read up on that.
And Obama's veto threat before a bill is even passed is helpful? There is more than enough blame to go around if you really feel strongly about not shutting down the government.
And the budget proposed by the Obama administration has half a trillon shortfalls. Don't be selective in your condemnation Pilo.
bee..... you ever listen to the Marine Hymn? What ws the reason the US navy grew in the 1800's?
wiki leatherneck reference: ". Its use among enlisted men supposedly improved their military bearing and appearance by forcing the chin high and to serve as protection for one's neck from decapitation by sword blows of Muslim pirates" -- it maybe lore but lore usually has some kernal of truth behind it. It amazes me that GWB was in his second century of lfe and still able to be the root cause of the mess.
Don't the ISIS fighters have jobs? ISIS is a billion dollar revenue generating entity. The fighters seem to have enough money to buy the females they capure as chattel.
" Most of the people likely to be affected are white, employed, and low- to middle-class. They also are concentrated in a single region of the country: the South." --- why should you care? I get the feeling from reading your post you don't care for the southerns much.
did you forget what you posted earlier today? "There's more than an 80 percent chance that much of the central and western United States will have a 35-year-or-longer "megadrought" later this century, said study co-author Toby Ault of Cornell University, adding that "water in the Southwest is going to become more precious than it already is."
Megadroughts last for decades instead of just a few years. The 1930s Dust Bowl went on for more than 35 years, Ault said."
The droughts are cyclical........ oh and the "warmest January" is within the margin of error, so that claim is on shaky footing as well.
"WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week and nonfarm productivity contracted more sharply than previously thought in the fourth quarter.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased by 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000 for the week ended Feb. 28, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Economists polled by Reuters had expected claims to fall to 295,000 last week.
In a second report, the department said productivity fell at a 2.2 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter, instead of the 1.8 percent pace it had reported last month."
Rodent II, if you give him credit for the good then you must give him credit for the bad........ even if in both cases it is the adaptivity of the US citizen/business (freeish US market, employer and employee) dispite the shackles the Feds put on capitalism, that lead from the front and not from behind.
I listened to an interview a week or two ago about that... 5 to 7 years before they roll out 1st part (if ever) and 10 to 12 plus years until they think they can get it to work as a whole. It is just on the initail stages and most is still on the drawing board.
isn't Michelle Obama like six feet tall? She should be happy the shorter of the Target demographic that look up to her and ask for her assistance. Or is it, she does not want to actually help out her fellow little man when she has to get her hands "dirty" but using other peoples taxes to help out the little guy and be hand off is her true mantra?
from Forbes -- "Yet for all of its financial might, the U.S. lags behind many other developed nations when it comes to its business climate, and the gap is growing. The U.S. ranks No. 18 in Forbes’ ninth annual ranking of the Best Countries for Business, down four spots from last year. It marks the fifth straight year of declines since the U.S. ranked second in 2009.
Blame an expanded government, as well as expensive new regulations in finance and health care. The U.S. is the only country to record a loss of economic freedom seven straight years in the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom. More than 130 major new federal regulations on starting a business have been added since 2009 at an annual cost of $60 billion, according to the Heritage Foundation. Monetary freedom for the U.S. ranks 81st out of 146 countries with only the U.K. and Turkey faring worse among OECD nations.
The U.S. also gets knocked for its corporate tax climate, which ranks 43rd (out of 146 we ranked countries) in the World Bank’s Doing Business report. The statutory corporate rates in the U.S. are the highest in the world among developed countries and the complexity of the code keeps an army of accountants busy."
Pilo, just imagine how much better things would have been if the current administration had tried to work with Congress.
Netlist could be the hang up to a deal...... from what I can deduce about Chuck's personality he my want a pound or three of flesh from Diablo.
"The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that it would mean half a million people losing insurance immediately, and the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that it would force one million onto Medicaid—increasing the federal deficit by $73.7 billion over 10 years"
Pilo, Nancy Pelosi has already stated that government "hand out" are part of the progressive stimulus plan. You of all people should have no problem with just a mere 73.7 B over 10 years.
5) I think you have that backwards --- it is sndk and diablo that are taking the hit to their reputation. The fear will be anything that Badie and his boys bring to market will be stolen IP, this is a problem for them not NLST.
Summary from fact check:
We found a few overstatements and cherry-picked numbers among the applause lines and proposals in President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Politico was a little less friendly to Obama.
now let us take the thought process a step forward --- if the keystone pipeline is a bad idea because it creates "temporary" construction jobs how are the solar "temporary" installation jobs any better and worthy or your touting? Don't try the pollution argument.... solar is dirty.
"Obamacare will cost 7 percent less than expected over the next decade for federal subsidies to help lower-income people pay for private health insurance, congressional researchers said on Monday." so Obama's admistrations is transfering the costs to the one that are least able to afford the insurance by taking away the subsidies they were promised? Just another wacky progressive snow job....... stick it to the poor and call it good for them because progressives know best what is good for the poor and huddled masses........ sad.
when in the last 80 plus years has there ever been a "clean" bill? Senate Dems are stonewalling the bill so Obama is not seen as shutting down Homeland Security... grow up and except the political reality that the Dem's got it handed to them in the last election and now need to work with the opposition instead of changing the normal order, as they did with ACA, to force their agenda.
you need to read "Major changes to Medicare coming for senior health care" by FT's. No I'm rght and you are blinded by your willingness to have the man take care of you for life.