Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Scheduling Problem With Obama Speech

Scheduling Problem With Obama Speech on Wednesday with John Boehner
As you all Obama supporters, and non-Obama supporters know by now, President is schedule to address the nation next Wednesday to layout his Jobs Plan in front of a Joint Session of Congress. But the problem is, its the same time and date as the Republican debate, which will be Rick Perry's first. So there's a little bit of tension of this issue. Earlier today, President Obama requested John Boehner permission to address US in the Congress:

"I respectfully request the opportunity to address a Joint Session of Congress on September 7, 2011, at 8 PM. It is my intention to layout series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately to continue to rebuild the American economy by strengthening small business , helping Americans to get back to work, and putting more money in the paychecks of the Middle Class and working Americans, while still reducing our deflect and getting our fiscal house in order."

President Barack Obama made this letter public before John Boehner could even respond. John Boehner allowed the President to make his address the following day - Thursday. Technically the President of the United States cannot address a Joint Session OF Congress whenever he wants. But public denial, as such, is unprecedented.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Details on Pres. Barack Obama's Job Plan

New Details on Pres. Barack Obama's Job Plan

- Extending the pay-roll tax cut that already exists for employees.

- Extending the pay-roll tax cuts for employers to encourage them to hire new workers. Furthermore, giving them a tax break if they hire people who have been unemployed for six months or more, for instance.

- Democrats are pushing for plan that creates new funding to renovate the broken-down schools around the country. That means investing in our infrastructure and rebuilding in your community, which would definitely put those unemployed construction crews back to work. It also helps education in the long run.

- Jobs training program for the long term unemployed that lets them keep their unemployment benefits while getting some jobs-training.

Now, Barack Obama and the Democrats are clear on that fact that the Republicans may not go along with all the details on this plan. So what they are trying to do is chop this huge plan up to pieces, modify parts if necessary, and then proceed forward. Also, there's a not a lot of expectation in Washington, and in the Obama White House, that this plan will get passed. The Obama Administration is also making an attempt to separate spending cuts as part of Obama's recommendations to the Super-Committee that would off-set any new costs in the jobs plan, so it would end up being neutral. But the Republicans are already opposed to that plan, which why some people, including myself, are not very optimistic about this plan. Nevertheless, there's nothing wrong with trying to get something done, right? Bottom-line is that if the Republicans opposed this plan, President Barack Obama can go on the road taking the case directly to the American people. After all, they are the ones that are going to re-elect Pres. Obama in 2012.

Michele Bachmann's not-so-funny humor

Prior to Hurricane Irene and following the earth quake, Michele Bachmann said those natural disasters are a message from God to Washington.
Prior to Hurricane Irene and following the earth quake, Michele Bachmann said those natural disasters are a message from God to Washington.

"Washington, D.C. you'd think by now they'd get the message," Bachmann said at a town hall in Florida Saturday to laughs. "An earthquake, a hurricane, are you listening? The American people have done everything they possibly can, now it's time for an act of God and we're getting it."

In that statement she proved that God actually punishes people with earthquakes and hurricanes. After realizing that millions affected from the hurricane didn't find so humorous, she back-paddled.

"I have a great sense of humor and I think it's important to exhibit that humor sometimes when you are talking to people as well," Bachmann said Monday at a campaign event in Miami. "Of course I was being humorous when I said that."

This is one many idiotic things Michele Bachmann has said since entering to the presidential race. Couple of weeks ago she said he would bring the price gas below $2 a gallon. It seems she gets her kicks from running her mouth openly, hoping that to energize those tea baggers, and in return expecting votes in the primaries. Well, if that's the case, she's not alone, because there's some else playing the same game: Rick Perry. It's interesting to see who's going to come on top of that battle. Should be fun! ( not pun intended, especially if you're in the North-East )

Friday, August 26, 2011

Latest on Republican Candidates: Romney, Perry, Huntsman

The Texas governor picked up a sizable jump in a national Gallup poll this week after shaking up the primary field when he entered the race two weeks ago. His August 13 announcement in South Carolina hijacked political headlines that otherwise would have been devoted that day to Michele Bachmann's narrow win over Ron Paul in the Ames straw poll in Iowa. A July Gallup survey of Republican and Republican-leaning independents showed that Perry had the potential to close in on Romney, coming in second with 18%, not far behind the former Massachusetts governor's 23%.

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman will announce his jobs plan this Wednesday, a week before his rival for the GOP presidential nomination Mitt Romney and President Obama unveil their own competing plans to jumpstart the nation's economy. "Governor Huntsman is going to lay-out an economic agenda that would turn our economy around and allow entrepreneurs to thrive and create jobs - just as he did in Utah, where the state led the nation in job growth," Huntsman spokesman Michael Levoff said.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry chastised Mitt Romney's health care plan Thursday, but said he believes the former governor of Massachusetts is beginning to see the light. "I think Mitt is finally recognizing that the Massachusetts health care plan that he passed is a huge problem for him," he told conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham in an interview.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Warren Buffett Fundraises For Obama

Warren Buffett Fundraise For Obama
CNN MONEY reporters that billionaire Warren Buffett will host series of fundraisers for President Obama's re-election campaign at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York next month. Expect to see some high profile people taking part of the event.

The event will bring in a pretty penny for the campaign. The base price is $10,000, while a $35,800 donation will buy a VIP reception with Buffett, according to the schedule.

"My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It's time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice," Buffett wrote in his opinion piece on New York.

Mr. Buffett paid $6,938,744 in taxes last year.

“That sounds like a lot of money. But what I paid was only 17.4 per cent of my taxable income - and that’s actually a lower percentage than was paid by any of the other 20 people in our office. Their tax burdens ranged from 33 per cent to 41 per cent and averaged 36 per cent,” he responded.

“Americans are rapidly losing faith in the ability of Congress to deal with our country’s fiscal problems. Only action that is immediate, real and very substantial will prevent that doubt from morphing into hopelessness,” Mr. Buffett said.

Pres. Obama in a tough re-election fight against GOP frontrunners.

Pres. Obama in a tough re-election fight against GOP frontrunners.
2012 election is going to be tough, President Obama - just at the numbers below:

The Gallop Poll indicates that the GOP frontrunners, which include Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, all giving Obama a tough fight against in 2012 general election.

Here are the numbers: in a potential 2012 re-election campaign against,


Romney - Pres. Obama is losing 48% to 46%
Perry - Pres. Obama is tied at 47%
Bachmann - Pres. Obama is winning 48% to 44%
Ron Paul - Pres. Obama is winning 47% to 45%

Barack Obama's re-election message has been (yes, they are already crafting it - and we know enough inside detail about it, but not putting out too much of it right now) Americans have a choice between going backwards or going forward. In other words, although Obama himself may be not so good at handling the economy, the Republicans are worse because they want to pursue failed Bush policies, and do it worse than Bush did.

Apparently this message is not working because the above listed numbers suggests otherwise, don't they?

Take a minute to look at the numbers of a potential Obama vs. Bachamann showdown. Pres. Obama is beating Michele Bachmann only by 4 points. She's a complete idiot. Other day she said she would bring price of gas below $2.

It that's not amusing, Obama is in a dead heat against Perry. This is the guy who wrote Social Security is unconstitutional, and he would completely eliminate it if elected president. His campaign is run by cooperation. Two days ago when he was at an event, a Bank of America lobbyist came over to him and said, "we will help you out."

These are the kind of the people Pres. Obama running against in a potential 2012 general election, and he should be currsing them with at least a margin of 20% - 30%. But he's not, why? Because his message doesn't work.

He's come out and say what has already worked, the fact the they managed to add at least one more job to the economy given the horrible conditions on ground. Also, they managed to pass heath-care despite an overwhelming opposition by the REPUBLICANS. And Obama and the fellow Democrats are committed to protecting Social Security and other entitlement programs. The President has to draw sharp contrast against the Republicans on these key issues, and do so vigorously.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bank of America to Rick Perry: "We will help you out"

Bank of America to Rick Perry: 'We will help you out'



It's no coincident that Bank of America is trying to help Rick Perry out. In fact they already have helped him by donating in massive sums of money to his PAC. Perry wrote in his book that if elected president, he would impose NO regulations on banks. surprised?

He was out of the planet on vacation in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis that took place due to lack of oversight on banks from the Bush Administration. Otherwise no one in their right mind would such say/write such radical stuff. In fact, he is the most radical far-right Republican in the field as of now, well it might be a toss-up between himself and Michele Bachmann. Nevertheless, this much is clear: this is crazy, completely out of touch - worse than Bush.

Lately ( after Sunday ), in his defense of the stuff he wrote in his book, his staffers issued this statement: "Fed Up! is not meant to reflect the governor's views on how to fix the program," referring to Social Security, which Perry described in his book as unconstitutional, and thus vowed to get rid if elected president. The statement continues, "[book] is a look back, not a path forward."

Vote for Perry if your name is Bank of America, if not at least vote from in the Republican primaries to help him win the nomination. They we are going to have fun in a Clown Perry vs. President Obama showdown in the 2012 general election.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Thank President Obama Saving Libyan People!

It was Pres. Obama who took the initiative to attack Gadahfi when he was killing peaceful Libyan protesters. Libyan people should thank Pres. Obama and the US forces for giving them some relief from the Gadahfi regime.

And as for the Republicans, they did nothing but criticized Pres. Obama on everything he did to save the lives of Libyan people. The Republicans should be given NO credit whatsoever. Pres. Obama and the US forces deserve enormous amount of gratitude from the Libyans and peace-loving people all around the world.

By the way, where are the Republicans now? They are busy saying stuff like the US treasure is treasonous, bringing gas prices below $2, and global warming is not scientifically proven. They are just idiots!

Update: finally some class from the Republicans. Today, Senator McCain gave Pres. Obama credit on a successful Libyan mission. "President deserves credit for stopping Gadhafi when he was at the gates of Benghazi, and vowed to go house to house and kill anyone who opposed him," said Sen. McCain appearing on CNN's Situation Room.

Jon Huntsman Blasts Michele Bachamann Over Her $2 Gas Comment

Jon Huntsman Blasts Michele Bachamann Over Her $2 Gas Comment
2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman was on ABC's This Week, where he took on his other Republican rivals. In doing so, he completely steamrolled Michele Bachamann over her $2 gas comment.

Last week at a town hall meeting in South Carolina, Rep. Bachmann promised:
The day that the Pres. Obama became the president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today. Under President Bachmann, you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again. That will happen.

In response to her comment, Huntsman said:
You know, I just -- I just don't know what -- what world that comment would come from, you know? We live in the real world. It's grounded in reality. And gas prices just aren't going to rebound like that. But just as we are in a static world, that is completely unrealistic. And, again, it's talking about things that, you know, may pander to a particular group or sound good at the time, but it just simply is not founded in reality.



Is this the only sane guy in the Republican race to challenge Pres. Obama for the White House in 2012?

Maxine Waters: The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell

Maxine Waters: The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell
Maxine Waters, Democratic congresswomen from California, has risen to fame recently for out-speaking on behalf of Back Community. She said President Obama should come to Black Communities instead taking the bus tour in Mid-west because the unemployment among the African-American is the highest.

It turned out that she not silently going under anytime soon. Waters vowed to push Congress to focus on creating more jobs. "I'm not afraid of anybody," said Waters. "This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to hell," she said on Saturday during a forum in Inglewood.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Weekly Address: Putting Country Ahead of Party, Volume II

Weekly Address: Putting Country Ahead of Party, Volume II
In this week’s address, President Obama spoke to the American people from the Corner Country Farm in Alpha, Illinois on the need to create jobs and strengthen the economy. President Obama reminded the American people that we still have the best workers, entrepreneurs, and students in the world, and called on both parties to come together and act on a series of steps we can take right away to get our nation back to work.



Hello from the Country Corner Farm in Alpha, Illinois! For the past few days, I’ve been traveling to small towns and farm towns here in the heartland of this country. I sat down with small business owners in Gutenberg, Iowa; and ranchers and farmers in Peosta. I had lunch with veterans in Cannon Falls, Minnesota; and talked to plant workers at a seed distributor in Atkinson, Illinois. And to the girls volleyball team at Maquoketa High School, let me just say one thing: Go Cardinals.

Now, I’m out here for one reason: I think Washington, DC can learn something from the folks in Atkinson and Peosta and Cannon Falls. I think our country would be a whole lot better off if our elected leaders showed the same kind of discipline and integrity and responsibility that most Americans demonstrate in their lives every day.

Because, the fact is, we’re going through a tough time right now. We’re coming through a terrible recession; a lot of folks are still looking for work. A lot of people are getting by with smaller paychecks or less money in the cash register. So we need folks in Washington – the people whose job it is to deal with the country’s problems, the people who you elected to serve – we need them to put aside their differences to get things done.

There are things we can do right now that will mean more customers for businesses and more jobs across the country. We can cut payroll taxes again, so families have an extra $1,000 to spend. We can pass a road construction bill so construction crews – now sitting idle – can head back to the worksite, rebuilding roads, bridges, and airports. We’ve got brave, skilled Americans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Let’s connect them with businesses that could use their skills. And let’s pass trade deals to level the playing field for our businesses. We have Americans driving Hyundais and Kias. Well, I want to see folks in Korea driving Fords, Chevys and Chryslers. I want more products sold around the globe stamped with three words: Made in America.

These are commonsense ideas – ideas that have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans. The only thing holding them back is politics. The only thing preventing us from passing these bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party. That’s the problem right now. That’s what’s holding this country back. That’s what we have to change.

Because, for all the knocks we’ve taken, despite all the challenges we face, this is still the greatest country on earth. We still have the best workers and farmers, entrepreneurs and businesses, students and scientists. And you can see that here in Alpha. You can see it along the country roads that connect these small towns and farmlands.

These past few days, I’ve been seeing little kids with American flags and grandparents in lawn chairs. I’ve shaken hands with folks outside machine shops and churches, corner stores and farms. It reminds me why I got into public service in the first place. Getting out of Washington and spending time with the people of this country – seeing how hard you’re working, how creative you are, how resourceful you are, how determined you are – that only makes me more determined to serve you as best I can as President. And it only makes me more confident in our future.

That’s why it’s so important that folks in Washington put country before party. That’s why it’s so important that our elected leaders get past their differences to help grow the economy and put this nation back to work. Because here in Alpha it couldn’t be more clear: if we can come together, there’s no stopping the United States of America. There’s no doubt that our future is bright.

Thanks, and have a great weekend.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Republicans slam Obama for going on vacation

Expect another serious of bogus anti-Obama-vacation claims from the Republicans in the coming weeks. Being the president makes you a target, regardless of whether you're Democratic or Republican, and Pres. Obama is no exception.

His bus tour got slammed by saying Pres. Obama is already campaigning for his 2012 general election, so did the $1.1 million bus that was used on his tour. Fact is CIA brought two such buses, one for Pres. Obama and another for the presumptive Republican nominee.

If you consider the number of vacations previous presidents spent on, you find out that Ronald Reagan spent nearly one year of his eight years in office on vacation. George W. Bush spent more time out of Washington than any president since Reagan.

White House, understandably, did not heavily blast the Republicans on this. "There's no such thing as a presidential vacation," White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a briefing last week. "The presidency travels with you. He will be in constant communication and get regular briefings from his national security team, as well as his economic team, and he will, of course, be fully capable, if necessary, of traveling back if that were required."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Michele Bachmann's Baseless Two Dollar ( $2 ) Gas Claim

Michele Bachmann's Baseless Two Dollar ( $2 ) Gas Claim
Michele Bachman was in South Carolina on Tuesday, and made this amusing campaign promise: "under President Bachamann, you will see gasoline come down below two dollars a gallon again. That will happen." Now before you get excited about her promise, keep in mind Bachmann has a vivid history of saying pretty idiotic things. Couple days back, she messed up Elvis' birthday with his date of death.

CNN's Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi cuts through Bachmann's BS and set the record straight: "[it's a ]baseless claim. Not doable. The only way you can bring gas price to two dollars is if you cut the price of a barrel of oil more than in half. And the likely way to get there is a global depression, not just a recession."

Rick Perry Doesn't Know How Old the Earth is

Rick Perry Doesn't Know How Old the Earth is
"Hands of our medicare," and "stop attacking middle class families, Rick Perry" chants were all over when Rick Perry was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the morning today.

The reception he received today was well deserved, as he outlined in his book "Fed Up!" that Social Security is a "ponzi scheme," implying that he would eliminate all entitlement program if elected president.

Learn more about what Perry wrote in his book about entitlement programs >

At the event, perry was asked by a kid how old the Earth is, to which Perry responded, "I don't have any idea. I know it's pretty old. So it goes back a long long way. I'm not sure anybody actually knows completely and absolutely how old the Earth is."

Governor Perry is no scientist, he's a career politician. We all understand that. But this exchange, along with many others he's had since jumping to the race, proves that he doesn't even has a brain of a 5th grader when it comes to sciences. Case in point, on Tuesday, Perry said scientists intentionally manipulate data to prove global warming is a threat.



God bless Rick Perry!
photo courtesy of http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/funnypictures/ig/Republican-Clowns/Rick-Perry--Republican-Clown.htm 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Updates on Pres. Obama, Cain, Giuliani, and Republican Debates

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain believes Pres. Obama should be impeached because of his opinion of Defense of Marriage Act.
Herman Cain believes Pres. Obama should be impeached!
Five presidential debates are scheduled to be held in September and October, including two hosted and produced by CNN. A debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in southern California on September 7 is followed by a CNN debate in Tampa on September 12, and then followed by another Florida debate on September 22. A New Hampshire debate on October 11 is followed a week later by another CNN debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 18.

Romney has committed to all five debates, Bachmann, taking it a step at a time, has signed up through the September showdowns, but her campaign has said she will attend any debate Romney will attend. Perry, new to the race, has not yet committed to attending any of the debates.
Rudy Giuliani is still considering a presidential bid. "I don't think I've changed my thinking about it very much. I'm interested to see Gov. Perry's entrance into the race and what that does and what he has to say."
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain believes Pres. Obama should be impeached because of his opinion of Defense of Marriage Act.

"There are a number of things where a case could be made in order to impeach him, but because Republicans do not control the United States Senate, they would never allow it to get off the ground," Cain said on the call. "The president is supposed to uphold the laws of this nation … and to tell the Department of Justice not to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act is a breach of his oath."
President Obama finished his three day bus tour today in his home state of Illinois. "If everybody took an attitude of shared sacrifice ... we can solve our deficit and debt problem next week, and it wouldn't require radical changes. The fact that Speaker Boehner and folks in his caucus couldn't say yes to that (deficit deal) tells me that they're more interested in the politics ... than they are in solving the problem," Obama said.
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President Obama to Give a MAJOR Speech on Jobs and Unemployment

President Obama will give a specific speech on creating jobs and reducing unemployment right after the Labor Day holiday. This is an opportunity for Pres. Obama to set the stage for the Republicans and Democrats who will come back and figure-out this so-called "Grand Bargain".

Team Obama'12 can safely bet that in his speech, President Obama will urge the two parties not only to include cuts, but also job creation,stimulus and revenue increases that would help reduce the burden on middle class families and grow the economy over the long term. We don't need a program that just cuts spending; we need a program that helps grow jobs.

Challenge, of course, for the President is to get the Republican-controlled House to pass a bill that includes revenue increases and spending. But the Republican's approval ratings across the board are so bad, that they might agree with the President on some sort of mild compromise.

Today, while he was on his bus tour, Pres. Obama was asked by a reporter as to why he wouldn't call the Congress back to Washington. Pres. Obama responded by saying, "last thing you'd expect from them is to come back to Washington and keep doing what they have been doing for the past couple of months." Pres. Obama also said he expected the House members to listen the frustrations of their constituents, and keep that in mind when returning back to Washington from recess.

As of now, this might be the best formula President Obama needed to hit the ground running after Labor Day holiday, and onward in September.

Rick Perry Despises Social Security and Entitlement Programs

Rick Perry Despises Social Security and Entitlement Programs
Texas Governor and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Perry clearly hates Social Security, Medicare, Medicare and other government regulations. The evidence is in a book he wrote in December of 2010 titled "Fed Up!"

In the book, Perry writes Social Security is "by far the best example" of a program "violently tossing aside any respect for our founding principles." So, here's a Governor of a state running for president believe that Social Security is unconstitutional. Guess what he'd do if he's elected President of the US?

Social Security is popular among the Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike. So, if Perry runs his campaign on a message of erasing Social Security, I'd be surprised to see him even becoming the presumptive Republican nominee for the President!

On Medicare, he has a similar opinion. Medicare is an example of "an irresponsible culture of spending in Washington."

Furthermore, Perry thinks almost all government regulations are unconstitutional. He might have been sleeping in the midst of the 2008 economic disaster because that took place due to lack of financial regulations of the Bush Administration. In other words, not only does he want to continue Bush's reckless fiscal policies, but he wants to double-down on them. Under a Perry Administration, there would be on Wall Street regulations.

These facts, along with million others, questions us whether Mr. Perry is running for the White House to completely get rid of the White House, and then to succeed Texas from the rest of the US, as he once claimed.

It's not over yet. On global warming, Rick Perry wrote in his book, "we have been experiencing a cooling trend."

Hopefully this gives an ideas as to how Rick Perry's mind works, and also the type of president he would be. So in 2012, if he were the Republican nominee challenging President Obama, please vote for Perry because all along, President Obama has been un-American and unconstitutional, but Rick Perry is not!

photo courtesy of http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/funnypictures/ig/Republican-Clowns/Rick-Perry--Republican-Clown.htm

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Politico: Herman Cain Near the End of His Campaign

“With Rick Perry declared, Michele Bachmann coming out of Ames in strong shape and Mitt Romney pickup up the pace of his front runner campaign, Cain’s set to end this weekend as a campaign afterthought,” Politico reports.

According to Politico, the seams began to unravel because of internal troubles that plagued the campaign. Despite any momentum, his campaign had “an inexperienced staff, strong competition for the Tea Party mantle and an unfocused campaign strategy.” A former staffer of Cain’s even told reporters that he was “more interested in jet-setting than running a campaign that incorporates traditional grassroots techniques. ‘He’s not inquisitive. He wants to be in front of the adoring crowds, but he doesn’t seem to be interested in the issues,’” the staffer said.

source: http://atlantapost.com/2011/08/15/herman-cain-teeters-on-dropping-out/

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pres. Obama: Some Wants to See Opponents Lose Than America Win

Pres. Obama: Some Wants to See Opponents Loose Than America Win

President Barack Obama addresses a town hall at Lower Hannah’s Bend Park in Cannon Falls, Minn. as a part of this Mid-Western bus tour. He said some in congress wants to see their opponents loose than America win.


Speaking with a crowd of 500 people at Hannah’s Bend Park in Cannon Falls, MN, the President discussed the “extraordinary challenges” our nation has faced over the last two and a half years, but extolled the “extraordinary hope that America represents” around the world, and reiterated his belief that there is “nothing wrong with America that can’t be fixed; what’s broken is our politics.”

Many of the questions focused on health care, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, and the President stressed his commitment to making sure we preserve the integrity of these programs while ensuring they are still in place for future generations:

“The key -- and I want everybody to pay attention to this as the debate unfolds over the next couple of months -- the key is not to try to cut more out of programs for poor folks or programs for seniors. The key right now is to get a long-term plan for fiscal stability. And in the short term, we should actually make more investments that would put people to work and get the economy moving. And if you combine those two things, we can actually solve this problem and grow the economy at the same time.

Now, what some of the folks on the other side are proposing is actually to turn Medicare into a voucher program. So instead of fixing the system, they’d just completely overhaul it. And what would happen would be, is you’d get a voucher that says, you’re allowed to get X amount -- spend X amount on health care, and if your health care costs keep on going above that, you’re out of luck. And it was estimated that under their plan the average senior would pay about $6,000 more per year for their Medicare when it kicked in. I think that’s a bad idea. I think there are better ways for us to manage the Medicare problem than to put a burden on seniors.”

The President once again called on Congress to put people back to work rebuilding America. “What is needed is action on the part of Congress, a willingness to put the partisan games aside and say, we’re going to do what’s right for the country, not what we think is going to score some political points for the next election.”

From: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/08/15/president-obama-our-biggest-challenge-right-now-putting-people-work

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney Takes Jabs at Each Other

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney Takes Jabs at Each Other

Governor Perry came into the presidential race with a bang - he debuted at the top of the pack. Because of that, Romney and Perry are wasting no time taking jabs at each other.

On Sunday, Romney said, "I think understanding how the economy works by having worked in the real economy is finally essential in the White House and I hope people recognize that. I respect the other people in this race but I think the only other person that has that kind of extensive private sector experience besides me in the Republican race is Herman Cain, and I respect Herman Cain but I also think it's helpful to have that government experience that I've had," questioning Governor Perry's business credentials, to which Perry responded today by saying, "I think it's oranges and apples. Running a state is different from running a business. What I would say is go take a look at his [Romney's] record when he was governor and my record when I'm governor. Then you got some apples to apples."

Rick Perry is tea party favorite, but unlike Michele Bachmann, he's not portraying himself as a radical right-wing Republican, but rather a modest centrist, so that he can cut into both Ronmeny's and Bachamn's supporters.

I project!

#EarlyProjection - President Barack Obama shall return to the White House, after winning the November, 2012 presidential election! Despite facing a difficult Washington & Congress, polls reflecting a frustrated electorate, and likely over looking the voters who actually brought him to power in 2008(YOUTHS, who due to schedule, generally don't take those calls or participate in political surveys), also, add all of those Republican candidates and strategists who find it fit to replace the name, "George W. Bush" with President Obama's name. How dishonest of them? But the biggest disappointment are those who will support and encourage them! My mother always thought me that, the upholder is just as bad as the "thief!"

But as far as I can see, thus far, there is no 'real' front runner in that other party's primary, and President Obama has the right message. So, I won't be surprised at all, that he performs remarkably well despite the odds against him, firing up every audence / crowd with an incredible stump speech, something he does exceptionally well! Best of luck Mr. President, you fight, I fight! God bless!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Governor Rick Perry Sucking up to Tim Pawlenty

Governor Rick Perry Sucking up to Tim Pawlenty
Now, before you go ahead and judge us here at Obama'12 Blog for coming up with such title, it is true that Rick Perry wants to take supporters away from established branch of the Republincans like Tim Pawlenty if he wants to challenge the front runner Mitt Romney.

In a press release, Rick Perry praised Tim Pawlenty as best as he could:

“Tim Pawlenty is a good friend and colleague who I have worked closely with over the years, including visiting our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a governor, Tim stuck to conservative principles despite leading a blue state like Minnesota. He and Mary are true patriots who are committed to our country, and ran an honorable campaign that reflected their integrity. Gov. Pawlenty’s common-sense conservative voice will remain prominent and influential as we work to beat President Obama in 2012 and get America working again.”

What Now For Tim Pawlenty, After Straw Poll

What Now For Tim Pawlenty, After Straw Poll.
Michele Bachmann was the winner of the Ames Straw Poll, and Ron Paul came in close second place. (click here for results) Tim Pawlenty was in third place. One question that everybody, including the Obama White House, is asking is what now?

As far as Pawlenty goes, his campaign is in deep heat. Look at the results of top three finishers, which includes Pawlenty.

1     Michele Bachmann     4,823     28.5%
2     Ron Paul                    4,671     27.6%
3     Tim Pawlenty             2,293     13.6%

Pawlenty said finishing at first of second place would solidify his campaign, but the results show otherwise. There's over 2000 plus voter gap between himself and Ron Paul. It's shocking considering the fact that many Republican pundits said Ron Paul was a big looser at the Ames debates because he bashed Israel and defended Iran's nuclear program. Despite all that out-spoken talk from Ron Paul at the debate on Thursday, on Saturday he came in a strong second place. That means Pawlenty has to battle Ron Paul out to defeat Bachmann. Good luck with that, Tim!

In a statement released through his campaign, Pawlenty put on a brave face.

“Congratulations to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for her victory in today's straw poll,” he said. “We made progress in moving from the back of the pack into a competitive position for the caucuses, but we have a lot more work to do. This is a long process to restore America - we are just beginning and I'm looking forward to a great campaign.”

“Pawlenty now goes through the stages of death in the next 24 hours,” said Republican strategist Alex Castellanos. “Denial. Can he stay in the race like John McCain? Anger. Pawlenty people start throwing people under the bus and start pointing fingers. And then reality. Can they raise the money to stay in this thing? And the answer is probably no. So what is left for Pawlenty? A graceful exit.”

Other Republicans were slightly more charitable.

“He has got to reassess whether he has got a viable campaign,” said Gentry Collins, a veteran Republican operative in Iowa. “The straw poll has not always picked the nominee, but it has been a winnowing event. And it has been a good indicator of how much energy we have in the grassroots of our party.”

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ames Straw Poll Winner is.... Michele Bachmann

Ames Straw Poll Winner is.... Michele Bachmann
Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Ames straw poll today, but only by 152 votes over fellow Rep. Ron Paul.

Tim Pawlenty came in third with only about half the votes of Paul. Rick Santorum was fourth followed by Herman Cain (scroll down for vote totals).

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who wasn't on the Ames ballot and declared his candidacy only this afternoon in Charleston, S.C., before conservative writers, pulled something of an upset.
From: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/08/ames-straw-poll-.html
The Ames Straw Poll, says Mike Huckabee, is the “most important meaningless event in American politics.” Never have so few generated so much hoopla from so many, except possibly the more than 800 voters who wrote in Rick Perry’s name today.

Place Candidate Votes Percentage
1 Michele Bachmann 4,823 28.5%
2 Ron Paul 4,671 27.6%
3 Tim Pawlenty 2,293 13.6%
4 Rick Santorum 1,657 9.8%
5 Herman Cain 1,456 8.6%
6 Rick Perry (write-in) 718 4.3%
7 Mitt Romney 567 3.4%
8 Newt Gingrich 385 2.3%
9 Jon Huntsman 69 0.4%
10 Thaddeus McCotter 35 0.2%
Scattering 162 1.0%

Ames Straw Poll doesn't mean much, but as of right now, it means a world to Michele Bachmann. She actually put effort into winning the Straw Poll; she repeatedly mentioned it in the debates as well as throughout the campaign. Not to mentioned the fact that she's a Iowa native - which also played into her advantage - and accordingly, results paid off. What if it were to be otherwise? What if she came in third or forth? Of course this poll doesn't mean much, but coming behind the likes of Santorum and Cain would definitely put her fundraising machine out of gas.

Michele Bachmann now has new tool to prove that fact that she's a legitimate candidate, and could urge previously unconvinced Republicans to take her seriously. As far as defeating President Obama in 2012 general election, well that's another thing. This is the Republican primary, and getting the nomination is what's on everybody's mind. So, congratulations to Michele Bachmann, and in fact, Obama'12 Blog and fellow Obama supporters would warmly welcome you as the presumtive Republican nominiee to face President Obama in 2012, because the hard truth is, you are also the most dumbest, ignorant and idiotic candidate among all the declared Republicans, thus the easiest to beat in 2012 general election ( considering Palin wouldn't jump into the race ). So, once again, congratulations! Go home and have fun. We know we will!

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Putting the American People First

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Putting the American People First
In this week’s address, President Obama told the American people that although the United States leads the world in new ideas, innovative businesses and creative entrepreneurs, too many Americans are still struggling to get by. It is time for Congress to act on the President’s proposals, including extending the payroll tax cut, cutting red tape, and getting our construction workers back to work, so that we can get our economy on firmer ground and ensure that anyone who wants a job can find one. President Obama believes the American people deserve more than political brinksmanship, and urges anyone who is frustrated by the gridlock in Washington to let their elected officials know that it is time to put aside partisanship and act in the best interests of the country.


While there’s nothing wrong with our country, there is something wrong with our politics, and that’s what we’ve got to fix. Because we know there are things Congress can do, right now, to get more money back in your pockets, get this economy growing faster, and get our friends and neighbors back to work.

The payroll tax cut that put $1,000 back in the average family’s pocket this year? Let’s extend it. Construction workers who’ve been jobless since the housing boom went bust? Let’s put them back to work rebuilding America. Let’s cut red tape in the patent process so entrepreneurs can get good ideas to market more quickly. Let’s finish trade deals so we can sell more American-made goods around the world. Let’s connect the hundreds of thousands of brave Americans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan to businesses that need their incredible skills and talents.

These are all things we can do right now. So let’s do them. And over the coming weeks, I’ll put forward more proposals to help our businesses hire and create jobs, and won’t stop until every American who wants a job can find one.

But we can no longer let partisan brinksmanship get in our way – the idea that making it through the next election is more important than making things right. That’s what’s holding us back – the fact that some in Congress would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.

President Obama: 'Put Country Ahead of Party'

Highlight of the week: speaking in Michigan on August 11th, President Obama called on Congress to act on a number of measures to create jobs and grow our economy:
“[T]here are more steps that we can take to help this economy [grow] faster. There are things we can do right now that will put more money in your pockets; will help businesses sell more products around the world; will put people to work in Michigan and across the country. And to get these things done, we do need Congress.

“They’re common-sense ideas that have been supported in the past by Democrats and Republicans… The only thing keeping us back is our politics. The only thing preventing these bills from being passed is the refusal of some folks in Congress to put the country ahead of party. There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.

“And that has to stop. It’s got to stop. We’re supposed to all be on the same team, especially when we’re going through tough times. We can’t afford to play games—not right now, not when the stakes are so high for our economy.”
You can find out more about the measures the President has proposed here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bold Prediction About Obama And Super Committee



The leaders of the both houses have put the "Super-committee" together with their respective members from both the Senate and House.

We wrote an article on this yesterday, but since this is on the final phase, we thought we should make a bold prediction about this committee. There are several possible outcomes from this committee, and of course, they are all equally disastrous if you are a middle-class guy. One is that Republicans not budging on tax-cuts at all, and if that's the case, all we are going to have it spending cuts. Second scenario is the so-called Grand-bargain, which would cut taxes for corporations, take their tax loopholes away, and also cut social security and medicare. So middle class people pay more taxes and the corporations pay less. Other possibility is, if they is a stalemate, there would be equal cuts to spending and entitlements, and defense. Out of all the three possibilities, last approach would the be the best, but President Obama would go along with any of the three listed above. You might be asking yourself when Obama is in change, why there's no progressive outcomes, like increasing taxes on the rich, part of this deal. The fact of the matter is, because of President Obama's and Democrats lack of leadership on progressive principles, there wouldn't be a progressive deal.

Here's the bold prediction about all of this: the final deal comes out this committee would be largely favor the Republicans, but President Obama would sign it into law, because all along, Obama has been urging the both sides to compromise - but we've seen how compromise worked in the past. President Obama should say constructive compromise, not otherwise. Bottom-line is this deal is going to disastrous for President Obama, and it's going to massively weaken his presidency. Barack Obama going to be a weak president come 2012 general election, and it'd be interesting to see how he's going to defend himself.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Democrats on the Supper-committee a Disaster ?

Breaking: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has selected Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) for the so-called “supercommittee” on Thursday.

The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, chose Senators Jon Kyl of Arizona, Rob Portman of Ohio and Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania for the 12-member panel.

From: http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/8584-super-committee-members-named
First of all, Mitch McConnell, senate minority leader, promised other day that he'll not choose any Republican senator to the Super-Committee who's willing to put revenue on the table. This came when President Barack Obama clearly said nothing is off the table, that includes revenues. So in the midst of this, what did Harry Reid do? He went ahead and chose his Democrats senators because he was, " serious about forging a bi-partisan deal." Yeah that's right, the Republicans are serious about making this a bi-partisan deal. What a classy guy?

Democrats on the Supper-committee a Disaster
Super-Committee. Photo courtesy of http://www.rentadrone.org/
Let's compare the three Republican and Democratic senators. On the Democratic side, we've got Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana and John Kerry of Massachusetts. At some point, any of these three could make a deal with the other side, and then game over, specially when you consider someone like Max Baucus. He has consistently agreed with the Republicans in the past, and he's proud of it. Case in the point, he voted in favor of Bush Tax-cuts. On the Republican side, Mitch McConnell has chosen Senators Jon Kyl of Arizona, Rob Portman of Ohio and Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania for the Super-Committee. Jon Kyl will never agree with the Democrats unless it's something exactly what the Republicans want, and same with other the two Republicans.

If you think the first version of this deal was horrible, wait till the second part comes along. It's going be disaster of epic proportions for President Obama and the Democrats alike.

Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Tonight

Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Tonight
Thursday night the eight major GOP candidates face off in the first presidential debate since a CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader showdown nearly two months ago. There will be a lot on the line at the debate for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota as it's the first head to head clash for the candidates in Iowa, the state that votes first in the primary and caucus calendar.

Just about all the White House hopefuls are also making stops at the state fair, which is a picture perfect example of retail politics. From taking questions directly from Iowa voters at the famous Soap Box, to walking the fair grounds and shaking hands, to eating fried Twinkies and any kind of meat on a stick, the Iowa State Fair has become a top item on the to-do list for presidential candidates.

From: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/11/crucial-three-days-in-iowa/

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rise and Fall of Stock Markets

Rise and Fall of Stock Markets. Last week and on Monday, North American, English and German stock markets went though a serious smouldering. The Republicans were quick to point out it was because of S&P downgrading US credit rating from AAA to AA+, and blame President Barack Obama and Obama's fellow supporters.
Last week and on Monday, North American, English and German stock markets went though a serious smouldering. The Republicans were quick to point out it was because of S&P downgrading US credit rating from AAA to AA+, and blame President Barack Obama and Obama's fellow supporters.

The fact of the mater cannot be further from the truth, that it the markets experienced a mini-crashed because of two main reasons. One of which had nothing to do with the US debt crisis, and that was Central Bank of Europe had to "bailout" Spain and Italy out their economic calamities after Greece was taken care of. This clearly lowered the confident of investors.

Other primary reason is for loosing investor-confidence in the markets is that there's lack of consumer confidence here in US. USA accounts 70% of its GDP for consumer spending. Consumers can't spend if they don't have money, thus preventing companies from selling their products. One one wants to invest in a company that's unable to sell their products, and quite frankly, investors don't care as to why companies can't sell. If companies don't perform up their god-damn expectations, they simply walk away. And that's exactly what happened last week and on Monday.

Today, however, and to everyone's surprise, markets rebounded. Dow closed above 400 points. This further proves the fact that S&P downgrade had minimal effect on investors. If any Republican were to say, or as they have already, that credit downgrading caused the crash, they are completely and utterly false!

Disapproved Republicans All Over America

Disapproved Republicans All Over America. Nationwide more people disapprove the Republicans than the Democrats. Consider the debt ceiling debate we just had. 48% disapprove how President Barack Obama handled the debt crisis. 58% disapprove how the Democrats handled the crisis, whereas, 78% disapprove how the Republicans handled the debt crisis.
Really nice approval ratings of Republican governors, taken from Rachel Maddow Show
Nationwide more people disapprove the Republicans than the Democrats. Consider the debt ceiling debate we just had. 48% disapprove how President Barack Obama handled the debt crisis. 58% disapprove how the Democrats handled the crisis, whereas, 78% disapprove how the Republicans handled the debt crisis.

Prime reason for such large margin of people to disapprove the Republicans is because of Tea Party surge that took place in 2010. In that midterm election, a new wave of Tea Party Republicans came into Congress. CNN has a poll up in which there's only 37% gives an approval as to the way Tea Parties are doing their job.

2010 also an increase in the number of Republicans governors. All of them subscribe to the Tea Party agenda. As a result, as of now, large majority of the American people disapprove them as well. Look at the approval rating of Rick Scott, the Governor of Florida. Scott Walker, who stripped the right to bargain in the state of Wisconsin, not doing any better either.

Speaking of Wisconsin, tonight there are 6 recount state senate elections. All of these are held in heavily Republican favored parts of the state. In fact, in 2008 where Barack Obama won the state by 13 points over McCain, these Republicans were elected to the State House from these dark red 6 districts. But the Democrats have vowed to get back at least 3 or 4 seats away from the incumbent Republicans. Good for them, if you live in any of these 6 districts in Wisconsin, make sure you go vote, and also tell your friends.

Out come of these 6 races could set scene for 2012 election, also for the Democrats to find some much needed self-esteem.

Pres. Obama, Republicans and Democrats Play in Iowa

Pres. Obama, Republicans and Democrats Play in Iowa.This week is very important for Republican presentational candidates because of the Ames Straw Poll of 2011, which takes place in Ames Iowa this Saturday. It gives an early indication as to who can draw the most support from the Republican/ Tea Part base. Tea Part is the New World Order of the Republican Party.

This week is very important for Republican presentational candidates because of the Ames Straw Poll of 2011, which takes place in Ames Iowa this Saturday. It gives an early indication as to who can draw the most support from the Republican/ Tea Part base. Tea Part is the New World Order of the Republican Party.

The following six candidates are actively campaigning in the event: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter (R-Mich.), U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). Three additional GOP contenders who are not aggressively seeking to lock up support in the straw poll will appear on the ballot: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

Meanwhile, following this weekend, President Obama will be in Iowa as a part of his Bus tour. The White House says its Presidential "stuff", but we can confirm Barack Obama will be campaigning and promoting his Obama'12 message.

The Democratic National Committee is rolling out an "Extreme Aims" campaign ahead of Saturday's straw poll in Iowa.

"In the run up to Thursday’s Republican debate in Iowa and Saturday’s Ames straw poll, we’re launching a new project that will help voters better understand the positions of the 2012 Republican field. These candidates have been overtaken by the Tea Party and are pushing an agenda that would end Medicare as we know it, give millionaires the tax cuts they don’t deserve, and dismantle programs critical for education and economic growth." As a part they released this Youtube ad:

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rick Perry to Challenge President Obama in 2012

Rick Perry to Challenge President Obama in 2012
Boxed face, Jesus praying Governor of Texas Rick Perry will make his 2012 presidential intentions clear this weekend in South Carolina. In other words, he will give a speech to hint his candidacy for the president of the United States, not a formal announcement. As of this writing, Team Obama'12 cannot confirm from its sources as why he won't formally announce. Nevertheless, a formal declaration of candidacy is expected sometime before Labor Day, but Perry's advisers have not revealed a specific announcement date.

Perry recently held a prayer rally in Texas. The purpose of that was in this time of crisis, we all need God's help to guide us. He also said we need to, "pray fast, like Jesus did." Well, if President Perry were to govern US like God, he would tax the rick at one hundred percent, and give all the benefits to the poor. Imagine that! That's certainly not how he governs Texas.

The Texas governor has been meeting with donors and talking to activists in key caucus and primary states for weeks as he lays groundwork for a potential campaign.

Perry is a tea party favorite, just like Michele Bachmann, but she has been in the race for couple of months now. Thus within the Tea Baggers, she has ahead start, but political pundits believe that Perry will take much of Bachmann's tea party momentum away from her. Polls in Iowa put Bachmann ahead of both Romney and undeclared Perry, but Perry could easily change the dynamics in Iowa, which in turn could benefit Romney.

If any tea baggers reading this, are you excited about Rick Perry as a Republican candidate to challenge President Obama in 2012? Let us know.

President Obama on Downgrade of US Credit Ratings

President Obama Delivers a Statement to the Press
President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
On Friday, we learned that the United States received a downgrade by one of the credit rating agencies -- not so much because they doubt our ability to pay our debt if we make good decisions, but because after witnessing a month of wrangling over raising the debt ceiling, they doubted our political system’s ability to act. The markets, on the other hand, continue to believe our credit status is AAA. In fact, Warren Buffett, who knows a thing or two about good investments, said, “If there were a quadruple-A rating, I’d give the United States that.” I, and most of the world’s investors, agree.

That doesn’t mean we don’t have a problem. The fact is, we didn’t need a rating agency to tell us that we need a balanced, long-term approach to deficit reduction. That was true last week. That was true last year. That was true the day I took office. And we didn’t need a rating agency to tell us that the gridlock in Washington over the last several months has not been constructive, to say the least. We knew from the outset that a prolonged debate over the debt ceiling -- a debate where the threat of default was used as a bargaining chip -- could do enormous damage to our economy and the world’s. That threat, coming after a string of economic disruptions in Europe, Japan and the Middle East, has now roiled the markets and dampened consumer confidence and slowed the pace of recovery.

So all of this is a legitimate source of concern. But here’s the good news: Our problems are eminently solvable.* And we know what we have to do to solve them. With respect to debt, our problem is not confidence in our credit -- the markets continue to reaffirm our credit as among the world’s safest. Our challenge is the need to tackle our deficits over the long term.

Last week, we reached an agreement that will make historic cuts to defense and domestic spending. But there’s not much further we can cut in either of those categories. What we need to do now is combine those spending cuts with two additional steps: tax reform that will ask those who can afford it to pay their fair share and modest adjustments to health care programs like Medicare.

Making these reforms doesn’t require any radical steps. What it does require is common sense and compromise. There are plenty of good ideas about how to achieve long-term deficit reduction that doesn’t hamper economic growth right now. Republicans and Democrats on the bipartisan fiscal commission that I set up put forth good proposals. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate’s Gang of Six came up with some good proposals. John Boehner and I came up with some good proposals when we came close to agreeing on a grand bargain.

So it’s not a lack of plans or policies that’s the problem here. It’s a lack of political will in Washington. It’s the insistence on drawing lines in the sand, a refusal to put what’s best for the country ahead of self-interest or party or ideology. And that’s what we need to change.

I realize that after what we just went through, there’s some skepticism that Republicans and Democrats on the so-called super committee, this joint committee that’s been set up, will be able to reach a compromise, but my hope is that Friday’s news will give us a renewed sense of urgency. I intend to present my own recommendations over the coming weeks on how we should proceed. And that committee will have this administration’s full cooperation. And I assure you, we will stay on it until we get the job done.

Of course, as worrisome as the issues of debt and deficits may be, the most immediate concern of most Americans, and of concern to the marketplace as well, is the issue of jobs and the slow pace of recovery coming out of the worst recession in our lifetimes.

And the good news here is that by coming together to deal with the long-term debt challenge, we would have more room to implement key proposals that can get the economy to grow faster. Specifically, we should extend the payroll tax cut as soon as possible, so that workers have more money in their paychecks next year and businesses have more customers next year.

We should continue to make sure that if you’re one of the millions of Americans who’s out there looking for a job, you can get the unemployment insurance that your tax dollars contributed to. That will also put money in people’s pockets and more customers in stores.

In fact, if Congress fails to extend the payroll tax cut and the unemployment insurance benefits that I’ve called for, it could mean 1 million fewer jobs and half a percent less growth. This is something we can do immediately, something we can do as soon as Congress gets back.

We should also help companies that want to repair our roads and bridges and airports, so that thousands of construction workers who’ve been without a job for the last few years can get a paycheck again. That will also help to spur economic growth.

These aren’t Democratic proposals. These aren’t big government proposals. These are all ideas that traditionally Republicans have agreed to, have agreed to countless times in the past. There’s no reason we shouldn’t act on them now. None.

I know we’re going through a tough time right now. We’ve been going through a tough time for the last two and a half years. And I know a lot of people are worried about the future. But here’s what I also know: There will always be economic factors that we can’t control –- earthquakes, spikes in oil prices, slowdowns in other parts of the world. But how we respond to those tests -- that’s entirely up to us.

Markets will rise and fall, but this is the United States of America. No matter what some agency may say, we’ve always been and always will be a AAA country. For all of the challenges we face, we continue to have the best universities, some of the most productive workers, the most innovative companies, the most adventurous entrepreneurs on Earth. What sets us apart is that we’ve always not just had the capacity, but also the will to act -- the determination to shape our future; the willingness in our democracy to work out our differences in a sensible way and to move forward, not just for this generation but for the next generation.

And we’re going to need to summon that spirit today. The American people have been through so much over the last few years, dealing with the worst recession, the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s, and they’ve done it with grace. And they’re working so hard to raise their families, and all they ask is that we work just as hard, here in this town, to make their lives a little easier. That’s not too much to ask. And ultimately, the reason I am so hopeful about our future -- the reason I have faith in these United States of America -- is because of the American people. It’s because of their perseverance, and their courage, and their willingness to shoulder the burdens we face -– together, as one nation.

One last thing. There is no one who embodies the qualities I mentioned more than the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. And this weekend, we lost 30 of them when their helicopter crashed during a mission in Afghanistan. And their loss is a stark reminder of the risks that our men and women in uniform take every single day on behalf of their county. Day after day, night after night, they carry out missions like this in the face of enemy fire and grave danger. And in this mission –- as in so many others -– they were also joined by Afghan troops, seven of whom lost their lives as well.

So I’ve spoken to our generals in the field, as well as President Karzai. And I know that our troops will continue the hard work of transitioning to a stronger Afghan government and ensuring that Afghanistan is not a safe haven for terrorists. We will press on. And we will succeed.

But now is also a time to reflect on those we lost, and the sacrifices of all who serve, as well as their families. These men and women put their lives on the line for the values that bind us together as a nation. They come from different places, and their backgrounds and beliefs reflect the rich diversity of America.

But no matter what differences they might have as individuals, they serve this nation as a team. They meet their responsibilities together. And some of them -- like the 30 Americans who were lost this weekend –- give their lives for their country. Our responsibility is to ensure that their legacy is an America that reflects their courage, their commitment, and their sense of common purpose.

Thank you very much.

David Axelrod Responds To US Credit Down Grading

Appearing on Face the Nation on Sunday, David Axelrod said Tea Party is directly responsible for the downgrade of US's Triple A credit rating. He's right, because they idiotic tea party d-bags held the US economy hostage, and didn't even voted with their fellow Republicans on the final house vote.

Appearing on Face the Nation on Sunday, David Axelrod said Tea Party is directly responsible for the downgrade of US's Triple A credit rating. He's right, because they idiotic tea party d-bags held the US economy hostage, and didn't even voted with their fellow Republicans on the final house vote.
what I'm saying is review the history of what happened here. I think first of all people are less concerned about that then where we go moving forward. But let's look at the history of this. The fact of the matter is that this is essentially a tea party downgrade. The Tea Party brought us to the brink of a default, and by the way, you said before - well the president said this wouldn't --- if we had defaulted on our debt the consequences would have been dramatic and lasting. And so it was the right thing to do to avoid that default. It was the wrong thing to do to push the country to that point. And it's something that should never had happened. And that clearly is on the backs of those who were willing to see the country default, those very strident voices in the Tea Party. And by the way Bob, let me say one other thing - not one of the Republican presidential candidates stood out in opposition to that. Not one of them said let's compromise and be responsible about this.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Movie Stars Get Behind Obama 2012 Campaign

Movie Stars Get Behind Obama 2012 Campaign. It's no secret that Movie Stars are one of the key constituents of President Barack Obama. They massively supported him in the general election of 2008, and in a followup, it's no different this time around. It's definitely a good news for Obama Camp.
It's no secret that Movie Stars are one of the key constituents of President Barack Obama. They massively supported him in the general election of 2008, and in a followup, it's no different this time around. It's definitely a good news for Obama Camp.

Since April, big-screen stars George Clooney, Will Ferrell and Tom Hanks have all contributed to Obama's re-election campaign, as have Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner, Michael Keaton and Eddie Murphy.

Pres. Obama has two main donation streams: Obama For America (OFA) fund and the Obama Victory Fund (OVF). OFA is the direct campaign account ( i.e. when you donate through BarackObama.com, your money goes to OFA, and donations are limited for $2500 ). OVF is a Super Pac, and has a donation limit of $35,800.

Big Hollywood names like Ferrell, Paltrow, Clooney, Hanks, Smith, DeGeneres, Murphy, Taylor, Spielberg, Glazer, Katzenberg and Joyner all gave $35,800 to the OVF. Lynch and Pierce each gave $10,000. President Obama and many other 2012 presidential candidates will continue to take trips to L.A. for fundraising parties.

Speaking of donations, if you haven't donated to our blog, Obama'12 Blog, please take a minute to do so. Thanks in advance.

Weekly Address: Getting the Economy Growing Faster

President Barack Obama's Weekly Address: Getting the Economy Growing Faster
In this week’s address, President Obama called on Democrats and Republicans to work together to grow the economy and get Americans back to work. The President has outlined a number of steps Congress can take right now to spur growth and create jobs, including extending tax cuts for working and middle class families, cutting red tape to encourage new businesses to grow and hire, passing trade deals that will support tens of thousands of jobs, and giving our out-of-work construction workers opportunities to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure.



We need Democrats and Republicans to work together to help grow this economy. We’ve got to put politics aside to get some things done. That’s what the American people expect of us. And there are a number of steps that Congress can take right away, when they return in September.

We need to extend tax cuts for working and middle class families so you have more money in your paychecks next year. That would help millions of people to make ends meet. And that extra money for expenses means businesses will have more customers, and will be in a better position to hire.

Yesterday, I proposed a new tax credit for companies that hire veterans who are looking for work after serving their country. We’ve got a lot of honorable and skilled people returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and companies that could benefit from their abilities. Let’s put them together.

We need to make sure that millions of workers who are still pounding the pavement looking for jobs are not denied unemployment benefits to carry them through hard times.

We’ve got to cut the red tape that stops too many inventors and entrepreneurs from quickly turning new ideas into thriving businesses – which holds back our whole economy.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Standard & Poor Downgrades US Credit Ratings

Standard & Poor Downgrades US Credit Ratings
Today S&P (Standard & Poor) downgraded the U.S. credit rating from the top score of AAA to AA+. The Obama Administration official came out ripping S&P's decision.

"This is a facts-be-damned decision," the official said. "Their analysis was way off, but they wouldn't budge."

"A judgment flawed by a $2 trillion error speaks for itself," a Treasury Department spokesperson said.

In announcing the downgrade, S&P cited "political risks, rising debt burden; outlook negative."

"The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the administration recently agreed to falls short of what, in our view, would be necessary to stabilize the government's medium-term debt dynamics," the S&P said.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pres. Obama Hits Campaign Trail To Sell Debt Plan

Pres. Obama Hits Campaign Trail To Sell Debt Plan. On August 15th, President Obama will set out on a bus tour of the Midwest to refocus his attention on growing the flailing U.S. economy.
Seeing that the Republican presidential candidates are mounting up the pressure on him on his economic policies in key battle ground states, President Obama has decided to hit the campaign trail.

On August 15th, President Obama will set out on a bus tour of the Midwest to refocus his attention on growing the flailing U.S. economy. The White House didn't clearly make an announcement as to which cities he'd be heading into, but it's quite clear that Obama will make stops in all the mid-west battle ground states.

It's hard to believe that he won all the mid-west battleground states in 2008, but now, he faces up hill battle against potential Republican nominees. Mid-west was hit hard by the recession, and Republicans are cleverly using it against President Obama. Most notably, Mitt Romney is campaigning on the message of "Obama isn't Working." Well, he should look himself in the mirror and ask what makes him think he'd be any better.

Aside from injecting the much needed enthusiasm to his supporters, President Obama's main focus of this bus tour is to put the best face on the debt deal he signed on August 2nd. It's no secret that majority of Obama supporters, which includes me, came out enraged, and rightly so. Because this debt deal does nothing to create jobs.

No wonder, Vice President Biden said right after the deal was signed, they'd thoroughly focus jobs. One would ask, HOW? If they didn't include job creating measures in this deal, what makes you think its going part of the second part of this deal. It's interesting to see how Pres. Obama going sell these points to people in mid-west - when most of them are actually looking for to put food on the table!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Who Won The Debt Debate, Obama or Boehner?

Who Won The Debt Debate, Obama or Boehner? Shame on you Obama, this is not why we voted for you. You are incredibly weak!
Well, the answer is simple: Boehner, and the Republicans won this debate. John Boehner came out saying that he ( and Republicans ) got 98% of what they had asked for, and he's bragging about it now. Truth is, he has a right to brag about it since Obama, Biden and the White House don't have a strong enough spine to standup to the Republicans. It's no secret that Pres. Obama has been calling for this bill to be a balanced approach, meaning along with spending cuts, there must be revenue increases ( taxes ). The bill he singed into law was anything but balanced. It has ZERO increase of revenues, and Obama gave everything ( 98% according to Boehner ) the Republicans wanted.

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Speaking of those, Pres. Obama said he would make modest adjustments for those programs. Well, if you think this deal is bad, wait until the second part of this comes along later this year. The so-called the Super Congress, which consists of six Republicans and Democrats, is supposed to report to Barack Obama the ways in which he should consider cutting spending ( and increases taxes, but that's highly unlikely ). I, David Thomson, can safely say that report going to tell Pres. Obama to consider privatizing entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.

If President Bush couldn't eliminate entitlement programs, how could we let Pres. Obama do it?

"Now listen, this isn't the greatest deal in the world, but it shows how much we've changed the terms of the debate in this town. There is nothing in this framework that violates our principles. It's all spending cuts. The White House bid to raise taxes has been shut down, and as I vowed back in May - when everyone thought I was crazy for saying it - every dollar of debt-limit increase will be matched by more than a dollar of spending cuts" That's what John Boehner had to say about this deal, and once again, he was right. They did change the tone of the debate. As a result, Obama got either a balanced plan or a long term plan, and he singed the bill into law with a smile on his face.

And what did the Democrats have to say about this deal? Harry Reid called it a, "historic accomplishment." What a joke. He should listen American people, or better yet, to the moderate Democrats. They think this debt deal is a total utter failure on their part. By the way, how is this supposed to historic accomplishment. US has raised its debt ceiling limit dozens on times. It's nothing unusual, but among all of them, this was the stupidest one.

Fun doesn't end there. David Axelrod said, "In the short term, everyone suffers politically. In the long term, I think the Republicans have done terrible damange to their brand. Because now they're thoroughly defined by their most strident voices" What a goof? This idiotic moron thinks the Democrats and Pres. Obama won, when in fact, they gave away $2.3 trillion in spending cuts and got no revenue increase. President Obama or the Democrats, or the American people for that matter, didn't win; we got STEAMROLLED. What a shame!

Shame on you Obama, this is not why we voted for you. You are incredibly weak!

I'd like to apologize, not to Obama, but for the regular, avid, readers of this blog, for taking my out my frustrations, and having to use some choice words. I usually don't do that, but I'm quite certain that I'm not alone. Share this with friends and family if you agree :-)

David Thomson,
TeamObama12@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What Republicans And Democrats Saying About Debt Deal

Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid said that both his party and opposition Republicans gave more ground than they wanted to.

Appearing on morning news shows, senior aide David Plouffe acknowledged that there were key elements of a compromise that eluded the White House and Obama. He said, for example, that the administration will continue to push for new tax revenues.

Sen. John McCain says he'll vote for compromise legislation averting a government default, although "I will probably have to swallow hard."

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the pact "will ensure significant cuts in Washington spending" and he assured the markets that a first-ever default on U.S. obligations won't occur.

Mitt Romney said he "personally cannot support this deal" because it leaves open the possibility of future tax increases or further defense cuts.

"Listen, I've got a big job to do here. Those running for president have their own aspirations," Boehner said. "My goal is to get this bill passed, signed into law, to solve this debt crisis and help get the American people back to work."

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said in a posting on his government website that "frightening rhetoric about default and full faith and credit of the United States is being carelessly thrown around to ram through a bigger budget than ever, in spite of stagnant revenues."

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted that "Boehner and McConnell should pledge only to appoint to the spending committee those who rule out tax increases."

General American public: "ridiculous," "disgusting," "stupid" "frustrating," "terrible," "disappointing," "childish," "a joke, " according to a survey by  Washington Post.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Pres. Obama Sells Debt Plan to Supporters, Will You Buy It?

In a message to supporters, President Obama outlines the agreement he reached with congressional leaders to meet our financial obligations and reduce our debt.

Obama'12 Campaign sent out an email yesterday night to supporters asking them to lend their voices, and force the Congress to vote on this bill.

President Obama himself recorded an exclusive video for his supporters, in which he makes the case for the newly crafted deal. Much of the content is directly from Obama's Sunday night speech. Theme of the video is, again, that deal is the one he had preferred, but it's better than nothing:

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