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Comic relief: Obama'S 2009 promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.

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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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Thanks to our friends at Zero Hedge for this grim little piece of gallows humor.

Here is a younger, more spry Obama in 2009, when hope was hope-ier and 2012 must have seemed decades rather than years away. In the speech below, Obama promises to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term:



The reality, of course, has been somewhat different...



How do you know when a politician is lying? When his lips are moving...


edit on 8/3/2012 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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Look at that, not a single grey hair on that head.

I'm sure it's much easier to keep promises when congress actually works with you.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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I weep for this country.

I can't do anything else.

Nobody wants any real change, they all want the big wealthy elitist snobs control everything.

Sigh.

But hey, at least we're not living in the old west circa 1865 or so. Them thar's violent times without any way laws to go to fer yer defense.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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That is humerous.

Obama is clueless regarding the economy and I can only hope & pray that enough people see how inept Obama has been and they don't give him a second term to further destroy America's foundations.

I truely believe in the future, after enough time has passed, history will pronounce Obama as the worst President in American history.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by links234
Look at that, not a single grey hair on that head.

I'm sure it's much easier to keep promises when congress actually works with you.


Well, Obama had both a dem house & senate for years. What happened?



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:20 PM
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Originally posted by WhatTheory
Well, Obama had both a dem house & senate for years. What happened?


For two years, you're right.

August 2009, He cut $155 billion from medicaid. Source

July 2009, Increased food safety standards. Source

June 2009, Increased energy efficiency standards in the US Source

June 2009, Added much need regulations to Wall St. and created the public version of the Better Business Bureau, but for financial institutions, in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Source

May 2009, Mortgage reform so that people who got loans the banks knew they couldn't pay off could escape the loans or refinance so they could afford them. Source

May 2009, Created a credit card bill of rights ending random credit rate increases without notification. Source

May 2009, Allowed the government to cancel contracts that end up costing more than they were originally priced at. Source

April 2009, Expanded AmeriCorp to allow for more people to volunteer if they wanted to, up to 250,000 people. Source

January 2010, The stimulus that gave 95% of tax payers a tax cut. Source

Then there's the dreaded Obamacare, the Iraq withdrawal, the Lily Ledbetter act, forcing the auto companies to restructure before bailing them out (unlike the Wall St. bailout), cash for clunkers allowing millions of inefficient vehicles to be replaced.

Then the GOP house showed up. They've managed to pass 139 pieces of legislation, a large number of them are simply renaming post offices across the country. Real helpful. Nevermind the 60+ filibusters during the 111th congress either. Preventing everything from closing Guantanamo to the selection of a federal judge.

You know what though? Folks like you probably feel like government works best when it does nothing at all. So what do you care what Obama has or hasn't done?



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:38 PM
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Originally posted by links234
You know what though? Folks like you probably feel like government works best when it does nothing at all.

Of course government works best when limited. There is no doubt.
Not only limited, but restricted and reduced in size & power.


So what do you care what Obama has or hasn't done?

Are you serious? Why do I care?
Because Obama and his policies are bad and destructive to America.
You listed all sorts of things in your last post that Obama and his dem allies was involved in and yet, under his reign, everything has gotton worse with a ballooning deficit. Because of this, your list actually showed proof Obama and his cronies are bad for America. Thanks!



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by WhatTheory
Are you serious? Why do I care?
Because Obama and his policies are bad and destructive to America.
You listed all sorts of things in your last post that Obama and his dem allies was involved in and yet, under his reign, everything has gotton worse with a ballooning deficit.


How could you say 'everything' is worse? Unemployment was at 8.3% in February 2009, it peaked at 10% before gradually dropping back to 8.3% this month. If anything, we're back where he started.

How about Wall Street? The so called 'barometer of the economy'? In March 2009, it was at 6626.94, today it closed at 13096.17, more than twice what it was.

How about Americans without health insurance? We had upwards of 50 million people without any form of health insurance in 2009, we pass Obamacare in 2010 and today we have 30 million without insurance, we've still got a long way to go.

You know what you should be upset about? The destruction of the middle and lower classes to benefit the upper class. Wages have gone down for everyone making less than $100,000/year but have risen, sometimes sharply, for everyone making more than that.

With that in mind, who do you want for the next four years; the guy who promises to lower tax rates for everyone making more than $250,000 a year while raising them for everyone who makes less...or the other guy?



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by links234
How could you say 'everything' is worse?

I can say that easily.


Unemployment was at 8.3% in February 2009, it peaked at 10% before gradually dropping back to 8.3% this month. If anything, we're back where he started.

Come on, you should know better. You do realize that Obama and the dems changed the way they calculate unemployment right? To artificially reduce the unemployment rate, they decided not to count the people who have never found work. I forget what the cutoff period is but the real unemployment rate is around 20%. People are suffering out there and Obama is not helping. He is actually making things worse.


How about Wall Street? The so called 'barometer of the economy'? In March 2009, it was at 6626.94, today it closed at 13096.17, more than twice what it was.

Look, the stock market is no barometer. The stock market has always balooned then deflated. It's just the nature of the stock market. When this bubble bursts, what then.


How about Americans without health insurance? We had upwards of 50 million people without any form of health insurance in 2009, we pass Obamacare in 2010 and today we have 30 million without insurance, we've still got a long way to go.

Umm......Obamacare does not take effect until 2014. So it has nothing to do with your figures.
Obamacare is another waste and illegal program the government is trying to strangle the people with.
If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free.



You know what you should be upset about? The destruction of the middle and lower classes

I am upset how Obama is destroying the "middle class" and "lower class". Obama with the help of the dems are destroying everything with their socialist policies and excessive social spending along with smothering regulations.


Wages have gone down for everyone making less than $100,000/year

This is just not true. Are you making stuff up now.


With that in mind, who do you want for the next four years; the guy who promises to lower tax rates for everyone making more than $250,000 a year while raising them for everyone who makes less...or the other guy?

Please tell me you don't believe that garbage. Do you actually pay taxes? So you are telling me that under Obama, your taxes has gone down. Just wait until Obamacare takes effect. Your taxes to pay for this one program is going to be outrageous.

Look, 86% of all federal income taxes are paid by the top 25% of income earners. People making the most money are paying the most in taxes. This is not in dispute. Isn't this enough? How much more of other peoples money do you want to take. The problem is government. Government programs and regulations need to be cut in order to get the house in order. You don't fix the problem by taking other peoples money.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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HAHA that reminds me of him telling people he would close down the gulag in Guantanamo




“Yes. I have said repeatedly that I will close Guantanamo, and I will follow through on that


AAAAAHAHAHA

Man his entire campaign to get elected in 2008 has been nothing but proken promises, I could litteraly go on and on and on about every single one ripping his campaign speeches to pieces. Oddly enough a great deal of people dont seem to actualy bother listening to or reading what these flim flam men actualy say when there on tour. Its hilarious.

But heres the thing, IT DOESNT MATTER.

Obama has quite the cult following, but he is no different to any other politician, HE IS GOING TO LIE, they all do it, they always have and they always will, they all work for the same people and NO IT IS NOT YOU. It doesnt matter whos doing the lying exactly, the thing that matters is how much people are willing to invest false hope into something.

Oh and this little gem is good too




"If you choose change, you will have a nominee who doesn't take a dime from Washington lobbyists and PACs,”


aaaaaahahahahahahaha, woooooooaaahahahahaha

What a conman.
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by WhatTheory
Come on, you should know better. You do realize that Obama and the dems changed the way they calculate unemployment right? To artificially reduce the unemployment rate, they decided not to count the people who have never found work. I forget what the cutoff period is but the real unemployment rate is around 20%. People are suffering out there and Obama is not helping. He is actually making things worse.


How should it matter that people have stopped looking? The republican congress insists on stopping unemployment benefits past 99 weeks. I guess you're right, if the GOP can ignore the unemployed then the administration can too.


Look, the stock market is no barometer. The stock market has always balooned then deflated. It's just the nature of the stock market. When this bubble bursts, what then.


When was the last time it dropped so low? Do you not remember the tales of doom and gloom peddled by everyone? The fact that congress was lied into believing that the whole economy would collapse if a select few backs went bankrupt? If Wall Street has no money to invest then they have no money to spend. According to todays numbers they've got plenty of both, they're just not giving it up.


Umm......Obamacare does not take effect until 2014. So it has nothing to do with your figures.
Obamacare is another waste and illegal program the government is trying to strangle the people with.
If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free.


No, the 'mandate' doesn't take effect until 2014. Right now, kids are on their parents health insurance past the age of 18. Right now, people who would normally be denied due to pre-existing conditions have affordable health insurance. When the 'mandate' takes effect in 2014 more than 90% of Americans won't see any penalty in the form of tax. You keep claiming taxes are going to go up, 'just wait...they're gonna skyrocket!' If I told you the sky was falling, would you believe me? If I told you the sky was going to fall, would you believe me? If I told you Obama is going to take all our guns away, would you believe me? What's the difference?


This is just not true. Are you making stuff up now.


No, I'm not making stuff up.

It's all right here.



Please tell me you don't believe that garbage. Do you actually pay taxes? So you are telling me that under Obama, your taxes has gone down. Just wait until Obamacare takes effect. Your taxes to pay for this one program is going to be outrageous.


They did go down! When the stimulus went through with the democratic congress my taxes went down, so did 95% of everyone's taxes.


Look, 86% of all federal income taxes are paid by the top 25% of income earners. People making the most money are paying the most in taxes. This is not in dispute. Isn't this enough? How much more of other peoples money do you want to take. The problem is government. Government programs and regulations need to be cut in order to get the house in order. You don't fix the problem by taking other peoples money.


Imagine that...if I make a million dollars I pay more money in taxes than someone who makes $100,000. Basic math. No, though, it's not enough. It's not enough when guys like Mitt Romney can pay 13.9% of their $20 million while I'm paying 16% of less than $70,000. Then guys like you have the audacity to blame people who truly can't afford to pay a greater percentage for the deficit.
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by links234
How should it matter that people have stopped looking?

Because your sly friends stop counting them as being unemployed which artificially deflates the number in a lame attempt to make it look like the numbers are going down. Simple really.



The republican congress insists on stopping unemployment benefits past 99 weeks. I guess you're right, if the GOP can ignore the unemployed then the administration can too.

For crying out loud. That is two years of benefits. How long should we pay them? Until they die? You do realize that after a while the people stop looking because the benefits keep coming. Hell, they should make the cutoff limit only 1 year.


When the 'mandate' takes effect in 2014 more than 90% of Americans won't see any penalty in the form of tax. You keep claiming taxes are going to go up, 'just wait...they're gonna skyrocket!'

You're right, they are going skyrocket.

Where do you think the money comes from to fund this garbage? You and every other citizen. Wake up man!


I told you Obama is going to take all our guns away, would you believe me?

Yes, I believe if Obama could he would.



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