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Obama Has Lost His Foreign Luster and What Little Influence he Had

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posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 07:43 AM
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Obama certainly proves that you can't polish the turd that is his careless Economic Spending Plan as proposed to the G20. His plan is failing miserably here in the States and he as the audacity to push it on other nations. I guess he wants some company on his sinking ship.

The Brits are the latest country to say adios to Obama's idea of spending your way out of trouble. They are actually joining the Germans with the crazy policy of SPENDING CUTS and belt tightening.


George Osborne presented the U.K. government's emergency budget yesterday, with spending cuts and consumption-tax hikes intended to shrink public borrowing to 1.1% of GDP by 2016, down from 10.1% of GDP this year. Nearly 80% of that retrenchment comes as spending cuts rather than tax increases. The Chancellor of the Exchequer's cuts are, on balance, good news for the British economy. Even more welcome, though, is that Mr. Osborne's budget is the latest to depart from the short-lived Keynesian consensus that government can spend its way back to prosperity.

online.wsj.com...


Austerity plans during periods of financial struggle!! What a concept! That concept helped my grandparents survive the depression and allowed them to help others who had greater needs than them. The UK and Germany certainly have the right idea.

Obama sent a letter to the G20 nations urging them to keep spending like money is going out of style. It just may be!! Keep in mind that Obama has tripled the US deficit in his first year alone!!
Obama Asks G-20 States to Maintain Stimulus




posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 08:08 AM
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Meanwhile....

The House Dems are unable to pass a Budget Resolution THIS YEAR. For the first time in MODERN HISTORY. Looks like another first under the current administration. Get used to these firsts... Watch your wallets fellow members of the Middle Class.


House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday his party will not approve a traditional budget that sets spending guidelines for the new fiscal year.

Instead, Hoyer, D-Md., used a speech before the think tank Third Way to announce plans for the House to unveil what he called a “budget enforcement resolution” in its place.

Hoyer says this blueprint will curb discretionary spending (money the government spends on programs except Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) beyond cuts called for in President Obama’s budget and look for ways to trim wasteful spending.

Hoyer also argued the reason to punt on a regular budget was because Mr. Obama’s fiscal commission that aims to slash the debt hasn’t completed it’s work yet.

“It isn’t possible to debate an pass a realistic, long-term budget until we’ve considered the bipartisan commission’s deficit-reduction plan,” Hoyer said. “I believe that Congress must take up and vote on that plan.”


Ahhh the wait and see approach

THe GOP responded


GOP Leader Boehner responds:

“In his speech today, Majority Leader Hoyer admits that House Democrats will not do a budget this year, for the first time in modern history. He also admits that he supports raising taxes on the middle class to pay for more government spending.

“That is the ideology of Washington Democrats: just keep spending taxpayers’ money – with no plan, no discipline, and no accountability. Every American knows that our country is going through tough times. Unemployment is near ten percent nationwide. In my home state of Ohio, it’s even higher. Every American family also knows what Washington Democrats can’t seem to grasp: in tough times it’s more important – not less – to have a budget, to set priorities, and to live within your means.

“As the Obama Administration’s Office of Management and Budget Director flees the rising tide of red ink, it’s time to be honest with the American people. To tell them how much their federal government is spending, how much it owes, and how big a bite it will take out of their paychecks this year and in years to come. Struggling small business owners can’t save, invest, and hire if Washington Democrats won’t even tell them how much they’ll owe in taxes next year.

“Economists have told us a fiscally-responsible budget will help create jobs, and the American people know they’re right. House Republicans have offered better solutions to cut spending now, and impose real spending caps in the future. We know that higher taxes, higher deficits, and more debt are not the answer. That’s why the Majority Leader is dead wrong about the future of this country, and what we need to do – right now – to make sure the American dream is alive and well for our kids and grandkids.”


michellemalkin.com...

Is it any wonder why the White House budget director quits

Is it any wonder why other nations are wising up to reality while Obama continues to run from it? Perhaps Obama can simply golf his problems away.



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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The way I see it the solution is simple and the Germans have it right. Think about your household budget. When you are in debt and have maxed out your lines of credit you can't spend your way out of that debt, you have to cut back on your spending and actually pay some of the debts off to have any breathing room. If your spending outweighs your income you end up with a negative net worth. Piling on more debt to get out of the debt you are already in doesn't make any sense at all.



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 12:16 PM
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Exactly and very fundamental. It pains me to see the opposite happening without a concern in the world. Makes you just want to apply for as many credit cards as possible and have some fun.
Obama's got you covered with his Obama Dollaz.



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 12:27 PM
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Hoyer also argued the reason to punt on a regular budget was because Mr. Obama’s fiscal commission that aims to slash the debt hasn’t completed it’s work yet.

“It isn’t possible to debate an pass a realistic, long-term budget until we’ve considered the bipartisan commission’s deficit-reduction plan,” Hoyer said. “I believe that Congress must take up and vote on that plan.”



looks like the Øbama gameplan is to let the problem grow, then enact emergency powers, "Just-in-the-nick-of-time'...

this whole regime is jast as lame as the last one that tried the neo-con fascist plan of directorship (recall the 'decider' was in the WhiteHouse)
this time with the socialists in power...the directorship is degenerating into a dictatorship



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 12:33 PM
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Clearly this man is the WORST president in the history of the US!
When I see OBama bumper stickers on cars I want to throw rocks at the dolts who support him!
History will neither forgive nor forget the complete mouth-breathing idiots who put this man in office!!!



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 12:54 PM
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Yes, I find those sun faded stickers to be rather amusing nowadays. I'm going to start collecting BP bumper stickers to place right next to the famed Hope sticker.

Oddly enough, I saw a very tattered Dukakis sticker on an old Pontiac Bonneville the other day. I got a good laugh out of that flashback to the once touted Massachusetts Miracle. When the election is over, its time to pull the stickers.



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by black cat
The way I see it the solution is simple and the Germans have it right. Think about your household budget. When you are in debt and have maxed out your lines of credit you can't spend your way out of that debt, you have to cut back on your spending and actually pay some of the debts off to have any breathing room. If your spending outweighs your income you end up with a negative net worth. Piling on more debt to get out of the debt you are already in doesn't make any sense at all.


I was going to type mostly what you said, but you beat me to the punch.
You hit the nail on the head. Why our government can't think the same
way is unbelievable. We as the "little people" have to worry about all
the things you alluded to, or we get our butts in trouble. The government
way is to fire up the printing presses and make a few trillion more dollars.
I wish I could do that.



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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Frankly, I'm a tad puzzled by the surprise, disappointment and anger.
(Reminds me of the old joke. A horse walks into a bar. Bartender asks, "Why the long face?")


Anywho, I thought all you neocons would be happy to see Obama fail as prescribed by the Pied Piper of puffery, Rush Limbaugh.

Weren't you all hoping he'd fail?

Heck, if Sarah Palin wins the Republican nomination for President coupled with the Drill Baby Drill spill and Obama's dismal performance, I'd say you got all the makings of a Redneck trifecta.



posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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I live north of you.I always have the feeling that democrats have a soft spot somewhere..easy to find,being had.

The more it changes ,the more it stays the same

it's another kind of mess,

I dont mean to brag coz our guy is no better...he just follow the carrot !



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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I think I agree.

Nothing short of a miracle can save President Obama's administration.

Very sad. The US is basically in dire straits as they are losing faith in their leadership.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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He is either the antichrist, or the "false prophet" opening the way for the antichrist. This...thing...is a farce. I voted for him from the campaign, first time in my life I was actively involved. Hawking on Sarah Palin's shortcomings, not liking John Mccain's flip-flopping, I chose "The lesser or two evils" as many around me did. However, for Christmas, a relative bought me a book (2009): Obama's Speeches and Campaign Promises. I saw them all, watched every debate, and was willing to overlook citizenship questions (what is the birth certificate?), questions on his past (we all had bad "friends" even if we did not know it), etc. EDIT: I wrote a note on this book, gave it to a friend; "Please accept this book. It is the largest collection of lies I have ever seen. Better for somebody who wants it to have it and for me to give it to them before I burn it or use it for toilet paper. Thanks."

HOWEVER, he is destroying America. Doing everything he said he would not do. Now he wants internet kill switch. Yeah, so when they attack Iran, or markets crash (finally), or bank run is carried out, or when martial law is declared; we won't be able to speak to each other. He has committed treason, had committed things he should be impeached (or worse) for. Meaning, imprisoned, or deported to Hell where he came from. In time, all these evil globalist pieces of garbage will get what they seek; and only when they realize they served Satan, or that Satan used them, will they care about their own asses. 911 was inside job, and likely this oil mess. SICKENING. Don't get mad though, that is racist. Don't fly the American flag; racist. You don't like Obama and his staff; racist or anti-semitic (Rahm and the old bald guy, lol, Axelrod). Nice avatar, sooooooo true. Nightmare keeps getting worse. Choose a side now; when they come for us, and launch their plan, they need to CUT COMMUNICATIONS. This is what internet "kill switch" thing is about. Get ready, we are getting close now. Do NOT worship Obama, do NOT take any "mark" on your body. Better to die in physical form and live forever than to worship some piece of garbage and be damned to Hell. YOUR CHOICE THOUGH. Even if you are not religious; evil is evil, OPPOSE IT.



[edit on 25-6-2010 by AdmiralX]

[edit on 25-6-2010 by AdmiralX]



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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Perhaps in some instances it is completely normal to be terrified of change people often say that people fear change but never is it spoken about that maybe they have good reasoning for it. Then again Obama is the Prez. so it is our duty as citizens to either work with it and suck it the EFF up or vote his azz out and get another puppet to play with.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:03 PM
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He has NOT failed. He is killing the economy, running up the debt so high it won't matter even if he is NOT here now, he is DESTROYING America. Everything he is doing is unconstitutional, and aimed to destroy America. THIS is what Rush was talking about. He is NOT doing what he promised during the campaign, I did not vote for this. I am nearly convinced he is the false profit, or the antichrist. He is definately ANTI AMERICAN to be sure.

If anything is left of America, or our rights, freedoms, then Obama fails. He still has time left, and WHAT that is large has he truly been defeated at? So the courts overturned the moratorium on drilling; wow, a South American country took the rigs (separate articles) or "Seized" them. Then he allowed it. If he cannot do it through Congress, as illegal as those tyrants like to be, he just DOES it indirectly. Tell him, "You can't park there" and this f(5ing lawyer (fake) con artist has a helicopter lift his car then set it down there and he does not even respond. One of his handlers tells the media, "He said HE WOULD NOT PARK THERE, his car was put there, and not by him" (like Gibbs). Pathetic; so predictable treacherous.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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Our DUTY is to the Constitution and the flag, as citizens, to defend those against enemies FOREIGN and DOMESTIC. I suppose you are a conformist. "Take the shot" so you take it, "Drink this bag of fluoride and arsenic" so you do it. Lets wait until NOTHING IS LEFT then trust illegal voting machine fraud to kick him out so the NEXT puppet comes along. Sure, real enlightened "Brotherman." Am I racist for saying this? Judge a person by the quality of their character, not the color of their skin. YET, when people do that, if you are not black or Jewish, you are racist. Obama gets a free pass, Bush was bad, but this is 1,000 times worse.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:11 PM
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So if somebody voted Mccain, and he was doing the same things, then hate those he lied to? These idiots lie, and do nothing they promise. They need to face crimes, and instead of coming down on others for "copyright infringement" they need to be jailed for Constitutional infringement, and if they don't make decisions for the U.S., or whatever country they "represent", they can go to Afghanistan and lose their citizenship (IF they can prove they are citizens). MANY friends and family in the Armed Forces tell me, "Duty to the flag, the Constitution, and this guy keeps using the flag for toilet paper, treason, he has to be impeached or go now. I did not give 6 years in the bushes being shot at for this s&*t." I paraphrased and combined. People who die for this country, who defend the flag, they are disgusted. Unless you have been shot at, lost limbs, lost family members, then you won't understand the disgust seeing this puppet play golf while America burns is causing. Apologists be damned, you are just as bad as this Obama, Barry, joke.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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prove voting machine fraud, then after that you had mentioned "Our" duty to the constitution of the United States is to defend those against enemies foreign and domestic are you insinuating that you have actually taken that oath? I know I did I served 4 tours of Iraq 1 tour in the Haiti and a few other places on joint training ops as such are you professing some sort of kinship with oath takers, but to defend that oath you must be sure your democracy is in tact doesnt that start with a person with a belief about a candidate and A VOTING MACHINE? I cant say that I knowingly ever have drank flouride or arsenic seeing I dont get a chemical test every time I drink anything... Do you? I didnt judge anyone, however I did profess the 2 only courses of action or EMPCOA for those of you that know your military acronym jargon (should be amusing to those that know) that either vote him out or suck it up.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 12:50 AM
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Impeach him, then toss out all who disregard the Constitution. Congratulations, you served and aided in unlawful wars. The only use of force should be outright attack. 911 was an inside job, and people are finding so were MANY other "events." Gulf of Tonkin (spelling?), Levon Affair (nickname for it), U.S.S. Liberty. With "friends" and a "government" that serves only itself, who needs enemies??? Enemies are in that Congress, in the White House, in the Judiciary who cannot read a Constitution. Constitutional Republic protects minority rights, not mob rule, not "51% voted to kill whitey, so lets do it." You are a conformist, and a disgrace to the uniform. Vote him out? If you were in the Armed Forces, your duty is to the U.S. flag, and the Constitution. To not obey unlawful orders. This "president" is systematically destroying the U.S. and so I say impeach him, now. From letting "El Presidente" mock AZ in Congress as they cheered, to his focus on piracy and getting his friends "retroactive immunity" as opposed to the gulf "toxin" mess his friends are using and likely did to push the next phase of their prison.

Keep being a conformist, keep your eyes closed. I am NOT advocating violence, but saying that the treasonous vipers need to apologize, clean, then be gone peacefully.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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While I was in church this morning our minister said we needed to pray for our country. he said we needed to pray for our leaders and pray for them to heed warning and gain wisdom so our country doesnt fall. Ive NEVER heard this kind of thing from the pulpit during the decades I have attended.

Im sad.. not just feeling uneasy, but my heart is sad. I dislike Obama pretty much... but I do NOT wish for HIM to fail. I wish his bad policies to fail... but NOT the leader of our country. Not MY country!
We DO have things in place to deal with this, but no one has the heart or patience. No one seems to want to own up to their own hand in this. Brotherman is correct. At THIS VERY POINT the only true course of action that is just is to vote him and the others out. He should have never been voted it.. and trust me.. he was voted in BY THE PEOPLE. Im talking of being just right here in this point in history. There is a time for everything including defending the old girl from domestic threats, this just isnt it yet folks. Wait for it... it will come I figure. But this isnt it.



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious
Anywho, I thought all you neocons would be happy to see Obama fail as prescribed by the Pied Piper of puffery, Rush Limbaugh.

Weren't you all hoping he'd fail?


If Obama seriously wants to help the nation, I want him to succeed.

If Obama wants to drain the wealth from average Americans for the sake of his Wall Street friends, government unions, leftist cronies, the Mexican president and his illegal immigration leech policy, drug companies, global warming preachers, then I want Obama to fail with an epic splat.



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