146 Responses to “heads up: pbo in florida”


  1. 1 iamwomanofcolor
    April 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    How can you not love him!

  2. 6 iamwomanofcolor
    April 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    oh and was I first for the first time? yippee!!!
    Thank you as always Chipsticks for doing what you do every single day!
    We are thoroughly blessed to have you and this amazing site!

  3. April 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Well It’s on now, Obama/Biden 2012 😀

  4. April 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    While the Red Hot Chili Peppers are in town to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they will also be campaigning for President Barack Obama.

    The Grammy award-winning band will perform a free concert at Cleveland’s House of Blues on Sunday for volunteers of the Obama campaign.

    According to the President’s website, area campaign workers who help out with the phone banks this week can get free tickets to the concert.

    Doors open at 11:45 a.m. The exact time of the concert has not been announced.

    http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/entertainment/rock_hall/red-hot-chili-peppers-to-play-free-concert-in-cleveland-for-obama-campaign

    • 14 Cha
      April 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Good To Know! Mahalos, Chips~ There is love in my heart for anyone who uses their fame to help our country, its people, and the whole Planet!

  5. 15 nintendowii10
    April 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks for a welcome change from Father Rick’s sniveling… who’s going to clean up that mess?

  6. 16 Jessica
    April 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    A lot of my friends from hs go to FAU. I saw pics they posted at the event. I’m happy for them.

  7. 17 Hachikō
    April 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Hi guys! trying to reserve a vehicle to drive from NYC to Maine. Does anyone have a discount code I could use? Would like to save some $$. 🙂

    • 18 FoxfireTX
      April 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      Hachiko, I don’t have a discount code but usually can get a really good rate when vacationing at hotwire.com. You just specify what you need and the site picks the rental company.

  8. 19 pugeretto
    April 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    McDonalds stops ALEC funding today. Hi Hachiko!

    • 20 pugeretto
      April 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Ok, McDonalds was an ALEC member in Feb 2012, but did not vote on Voter ID law….Listening to PBO

  9. 21 collegekay
    April 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    So when will PBO be able to start directly attacking Mitt? Should be fun.

  10. 22 Linda
    April 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Yuk… Martin has that liar Ron Christie on….

    • April 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Christie, turns my stomach, I just don’t understand what makes him tick??????? 😦

      • 24 Bill
        April 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

        He has found a career on the right and cares only about promoting himself and getting paid for it.

      • 26 Mel
        April 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

        Christi is a Fucking joke of course he worked for Dick Cheney the creep, but, but no body is going to fuck with
        martin Bashir he is extremely intellectua and Martin is my favor oh yea I watched PBO speech it was just amaizing
        the people just loves our President. So Mitt did you watch the speech? he. he.

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      April 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      I’m just watching my recorded version of Martin, and Jonathan Alter totally took down Ron Christie, with Martin’s constantly interrupting what Ron was starting to spew, and then Martin said “with all due respect and deference” they’d have to go to President Obama’s remarks. And I felt like “having a cigarette, after,” if you get my drift. Yeehaw!

  11. 30 Carol
    April 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Is she supposed to introduce the president or promote her college! Enough already!

    • April 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Good riddance, you bigoted piece of shit.

      • April 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm

        Don’t hold back. Tell us how you really feel.

      • 34 iamwomanofcolor
        April 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

        I always thought it was improper to use certain words here –
        but thank you Chipsticks for saying what I want to SCREAM OUT LOUD!!!
        GOOD FREAKIN’ RIDDANCE TO A DISGUSTING CREEPY RACIST BIGOT
        WHOM I DESPISE…….lololol

      • 35 ourmanflint
        April 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        Ah Chips, great to see your measured response. Damn. I concur with your assessment.

      • 36 Pamela
        April 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

        Hope the door hits you in the ass on your way out! This ‘suspending’ of campaign always has a suspicious tone about it, as if they think we will all be so happy to see them return later on, if circumstances require their failing party to reinstate the sorriness of their presence. I believe we are seeing the death throes of the GOP, and it will get a whole lot more gruesome as they near the end. No one will miss them, and it will take a long time and a lot of work to clean up their nasty legacy.

        • 37 0388jojothecat
          April 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

          Newt declared bankruptcy today? I am listening to Randi Rhodes.

          • 38 57andfemale
            April 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

            I think it’s his health care ‘think tank’. The one that touted loudly the virtues of an individual mandate.

        • 39 isonprize
          April 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm

          “suspended” has something to do with the campaign being able to raise $$ to pay off campaign debt. It does sound kinda lame, though, doesn’t it? LIke he’ll sneak back in at some later time. NO WAY. He was gonna lose Pennsylvania and he knew it. I do wish the best for his daughter Bella, but I have sympathy for him.

          He doesn’t care about anyone but himself. He’s a racist, misogynist, homophobic, narrowminded, hateful, meanspirited, small-minded carbon-based being. I can’t even call him a man, because MEN care about other people. He doesn’t

          • 40 isonprize
            April 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm

            uugggh, I meant “I have NO sympathy for him” NO SYMPATHY FOR HIM, NONE WHATSOVER!!!!!

          • 41 theo67
            April 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

            I totally agree with you. These Republicans have elicited in me such strong negative emotions – it’s very unpleasant, but they’re unpleasant people. I don’t know when we’re going to be rid of them, because after this, they’ll start strutting their potential 2016 candidates.

      • 42 anniebella
        April 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

        Chipsticks, that’s just what I was thinking.

      • April 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

        You are perfection! Clean and consice with feeling and truth. WA judge gives it a 10.

      • 44 Dakota
        April 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        “Good riddance, you bigoted piece of shit.”

        Me and Chips are psychic twins!

      • 46 jackiegrumbacher
        April 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm

        My thoughts exactly. I had hoped his candidacy would die in PA, but the sooner his sanctimonious face is off the screen, the better. Please God this guy does not resurrect himself again and try for any other political office. Retire Ricky and take your ugly swill with you.

    • 47 anniebella
      April 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      What did the big folks of the GOP promise Santorum? Honestly, he is just as phoney as Mitt Romney. And I won’t shed a tear for him either.

    • 48 miss pat
      April 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      I am going to miss him. I swear I always listen out for him to say the N word and the Bla word. I like the way he sputters when he knows he is going to say something he shouldn’t. His tongue was always faster than his brain so he couldn’t take back his words. What a man! Well, Doughboy and Grandpa Paul will leave soon and that will leave us with the Mitt. Going to be fun. Stock up on popcorn folks.

  12. 49 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I HAVE TO GO DOWNTOWN FOR CLINIC TRAINING…GOD BLESS OUR PBO…WILL HAVE TO CATCH HIM LATER ON THE VIDEO!

  13. 50 Brit
    April 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Santorum Spokesperson: Romney Seeking Santorum Endorsement

    Mitt Romney’s campaign reached out to Rick Santorum about a possible endorsement, Santorum communications director Hogan Gidley said on MSNBC minutes after Santorum announced he was suspending his campaign.

    I know that Gov. Romney has reached out to Rick Santorum to have a meeting about a potential endorsement and Rick is receptive to the meeting but there is no plan at this time … We made no plans at this point. I know Rick is open to the meeting, that Gov. Romney has asked for the meeting. We’ll get them together soon and we can work something out.

    Source: TPM

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      April 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      This useless endorsement will cost Romney a pretty penny. Ricky will extract as many promises as he can get because he, like Romney has no core. This has always been about ricky’s ego, not his beliefs.

      • 52 theo67
        April 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm

        How does Santorum endorse Romney after calling him the worst Republican? Oh, I forgot. They’re Republicans. No integrity.

  14. 53 Linda
    April 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    WhiteHouse feed is in slow motion again.

  15. April 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Well, I wonder what the Romney campaign had to offer Santorum to drop out. I hope it is a prime time speaking role at the convention.

    • 56 Bill
      April 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      I doubt if it was necessary to offer him anything. There was a good chance he was going to lose in his home state, and he did not wish to chance it.

      • April 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        Yes, but I would rather the meme be that Romney bought him off. That would really lower the enthusiasm among a lot of folks on the right to the point they won’t vote.

  16. 58 TheShyLurker
    April 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Obamalovesyouback.

    That’s right.

  17. April 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    On CNN, we get to see a 3″ screen of the President in the corner!
    Locally, in Tampa/ St Pete, baynews 9 is live with him.
    Which is good news for Santorum!

  18. 61 theo67
    April 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    The message I’m going to be sending my friends with each negative ad that comes out is “does this represent you and your views”? I think that the GOP nastiness that will come out during this campaign will allow us to really show that this isn’t your father’s GOP. A lot of people say that they are still Republicans – well, what comes out in this critical campaign is today’s Republican party, and if we have some specifics at hand at all times, we can ask people who waffle whether they stand for ‘x’ or ‘y’. Those examples can be anywhere from whether they agree with the horrible, racist comments made about the Latino community, the references to unemployed people and union members as thugs, parasites, etc. We can ask how the GOP care about unemployed people when they’ve called them lazy, they’ve refused to fund unemployment insurance and they have refused to make wise investments that will create jobs. We can ask people for specific examples of the good that the Republican party has done for the United States in the last 40 years.

    The GOP think that Democrats are going to whither under their negative campaigning, which is their strategy. Make things as toxic as possible so people get discouraged. But, I think if we use their negativity to define WHO THEY ARE, then it will backfire. It should inspire people every single time the GOP send out another lie-packed missive, designed to demoralize and confuse. Turn it back around and make them own their lies.

    I’m so furious at the thought of Karl Rove, of all people, thinking their going to smear President Obama and take the country hostage in order to make lying Romney the potus. Rove should be in a jail cell. Romney shouldn’t be flaunting his millions (and saying his “success” should be admired), made on the backs of families that he destroyed over the course of his career. I don’t admire Romney’s version of success. I don’t admire a liar, and that’s what he is.

  19. 62 lisalovesobama
    April 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    He spanked the podium!!!!!

  20. 63 Linda
    April 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Jonathon Alter is a manic depressive.

  21. 64 TheShyLurker
    April 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Ron Christie, you are full of shit.

    That is all.

  22. 66 lisalovesobama
    April 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    PBO got leid by a granny.

  23. April 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    There’s Jonathan Alter spreading his pessimism again—-saying the public doesn’t trust PBO to fix the economy and there’s going to be a real horse race and if the ecnomoic signs take a downturn as in the last 2 summers, that PBO will be digging out of a deep hole etc. etc. etc. etc. I’ve lost all patience with Alter. Why does he spend his time on tv spreading doom and gloom and why doesn’t he use this precious time pointing out the positives, to bolster PBO’s positions and policies and character and determination, to point out how his plans benefit all of us, not just corporatons and the wealthiest few? Utter stupidity by Alter.

    • 71 TheShyLurker
      April 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      ITA.

      He gained points with me for calling out Uncle Ron for his tired talking points, but lost me with his emogressive forecasting.

      • 72 jacquelineoboomer
        April 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

        Luckily, I only saw Jonathan take down Ron, then it went to PBO, so now I know not to watch the rest of my recording of Martin’s show, after I catch up with the President’s remarks. Thanks!

    • 73 COS
      April 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      What happened to Jonathan Alter? He changed a lot. I don’t like seeing him on any shows now. He use to be so protective of FLOTUS and PBO but he is always sour grapes now. My goodness!!

    • 74 theo67
      April 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      I think he’s looking for Romney to win so he can write another book about the election and the take down of a giant. It’s all about money with these people, not consequences. I regret buying his book.

      • 75 COS
        April 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

        Theo, I wonder if he was denied acces to the White House again for another book?

        • 76 theo67
          April 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm

          I can’t imagine them denying access. I think it’s more that he wants some drama, so he can write about the drama. It’s the same reason that they all pump up a lying loser like Romney – knowing he doesn’t have what it takes to be President. They just want drama and ratings, etc. Pretty dangerous.

    • 77 EricFive
      April 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      I too am tired all the hypothetical pessimism (i.e., if this happens or that happens it will be bad for Pres. Obama). Whenever the polls favor PBO, the MSM rolls out all the ways PBO is screwed anyway, usually based on any worse case scenerio they can think of. I don’t understand it. Mitt is a phony and the American people HATE phonies. The more people get to know Mitt, the LESS they like him. Pres. Obama will not be running against a hypothetical GOP candidate, he will be running against a seriously flawed candidate, and I like PBO’s reelection chances more and more everyday. The GOP realizes that PBO will be very tough to beat, that is why all the “big guns” in the GOP are waiting until 2016 to run for president. I agree that the economy will be a major issue, however, (1) polls show that most voters realize that PBO inherited a bad economy and (2) Mitt and the GOP offer no solutions for the bad economy other than tax cuts for the rich.

    • 78 Cha
      April 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      But, wtf does Alter know? He was speculating Hillary would be VP on the ticket. He needs to be tweeted positive messages of TRUST for PBO..up his ignorant yin yang.

    • April 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Alter’s depression aside, If the economy take bad turn, it will indeed be a horse race. It will be wrong to assume otherwise IMO.

  24. 80 Cheryllou
    April 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I can’t stand Ron Christie. What a fucktard!

  25. 82 Linda
    April 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    OMG….Now we have to listen to SE Cupp ?

    • 83 TheShyLurker
      April 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      He was on good roll lately with a Liberal’s paradise of polical pundits.

      I guess out of “Fairness” he has to have GOP socios every once in awhile. *sigh*

  26. 84 Cheryllou
    April 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Thank God I have a mute button.

  27. 85 Diane
    April 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I love the photos of PBO and the elderly couple. Could anyone else be so gentle and affirming of them. I have noticed this in all photos of PBO and elderly woman. He has such a tenderness with them. He genuinely enjoys them and the camera picks up on it. This man is so unique. I am so glad I have lived to see a president like him.

    • 86 theo67
      April 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      I think the elderly ones remind him of his grandparents.

    • 88 isonprize
      April 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Diane, I think it’s because he was raised by his grandmother. Toot is present to him in all older woman. He probably gave her a bit of hell when he was younger, but as he matured as a man, he realized what she and his grandfather sacrificed to do for him and his sister.

      He is always very respectful of older people. HE KNOWS THAT THEY KNOW ALOT AND HAVE SEEN ALOT. That’s why most older people that I know just love him to pieces!!!!

  28. 89 joyce
    April 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I love our president. Those people at the rally just now was not faking their love either. I guess Rodney have to hire folks for his rally to make it seem that they are happy to see him. What a waste of energy.

  29. 90 whatisworking
    April 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Charles P. Pierce is really wound up

    Americans Elect Not to Care

    Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/americans-elect-2012-candidates-7962198#ixzz1reEE7SO6

  30. 92 hopefruit2
    April 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Oh LAWD…what now.

    • 93 theo67
      April 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      This media treatment of Zimmerman is really offensive. There’s a child who is dead, after walking home from a grocery run to get some snacks. And this vile creature, Zimmerman, is going to speak to the media? Unless he’s turning himself in, and pleading guilty, then there’s nothing to be learned from him getting to speak his vile mind on national media. Trayvon doesn’t get to speak, so neither should Zimmerman.

      • April 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm

        The media is trying to protect Jeb and Rubio, who pushed hard for the NRA to get that messed up law into place!
        I know, I live down here!

        • 95 EricFive
          April 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

          I think it has more to do with the racial dynamics of the Trayvon Martin case. I’ve seen this same story play out over and over again. To a certain segment of our country being an African-American male makes one a threat, so Zimmerman’s murder of Trayvon is understandable on some base level. They don’t think that they or their children are at risk due to this “Stand Your Ground” law, because they have the complexion for the protection, to quote Paul Mooney.

        • 96 theo67
          April 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

          The media is corrupt. I guess you’re right – they have to protect their 2016 dream man.

    • 97 TheShyLurker
      April 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      False alarm.

      His lawyers have lost contact with Zimmerman, so they’re withdrawing counsel for the time being.

      • 98 theo67
        April 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        What does that mean? Has he skipped the country? How does a lawyer “lose contact” with their client?

        • 99 TheShyLurker
          April 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

          With these bozos as counsel, who the hell knows. I cut out of this press conference early, because I cannot bear to listen to these dumbasses.

          Apparently Zims called Sean Hannity off the record and called some prosecutor, going against his counsel’s wishes. The prosecutor didn’t want to talk to him without his representation present. The kicker is, these dudes aren’t officially his lawyers. They haven’t been retained or paid yet.

          Some scatterbrained ass shit going on here. Damn.
          This whole damn thing is making me shake my head.

          • 100 miss pat
            April 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

            The man’s father was a judge. You mean to tell me he cannot retain a lawyer for his son. They are looking for support because the son had to quit his job and go into hidding and needs money for food and shelter. Come on out and be arrested. Three meals and a cot is awaiting you while you wait for a trial date.

    • April 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Tweety just said his lawyers quit—-because of Zimmerman’s “odd behavior”. I’m not sure that’s the right descriptive phrase, in fact I’m sure it’s not.

  31. 102 hopefruit2
    April 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    But but but MMFlint told me that the youth are pizzzzzed at PBO!

  32. April 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Ha!! Good one!!

    Sorry, Rick, but you cannot abort your campaign after 20 weeks. You will be forced to carry it to term. #p2 #TFY— allanbrauer (@allanbrauer) April 10, 2012

  33. 106 hopefruit2
    April 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    PBO now has a little over 14M followers on Twitter. He hit 10M sometime last summer. So he has gained ~ 4M in less than one year.

    Willard on the other hand hit 100K last September and is now at ~423K

  34. April 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    John King and his electoral map- blah.
    He gives Florida, Ohio and Colorado to Willard.
    Bullshit!
    and because of that days Willard and The President will be relying on Iowa for the final State to determine election.
    Well, that means it’s all decided, JK told me so!

  35. April 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

  36. 116 57andfemale
    April 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

  37. April 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Everybody on this site has disappeared again!
    One minute, their is Fifty comments, and then poof, nothing for thirty minutes.
    It’s like a Houdini Magic Show!

  38. 120 vitaminlover
    April 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I just listened to President Obama’s speech and he is on FIRE!!!! So was the crowd. OBAMA/BIDEN2012!!!!

  39. 125 Ladyhawke
    April 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    MEDIA MATTERS (Documents the hypocrisy)

    Republican “War On Women” Is Not A Left-Wing Invention

    ——————————

    Right-wing media are claiming that a Republican “war on women” is “phony” and “invented” by the left to distract attention from issues such as the economy and gas prices. But Republicans throughout the country have indeed pushed a plethora of legislation during the past few years that would result in limiting women’s reproductive rights, access to health care access, and access to equal pay; moreover, right-wing media themselves launched a bullying campaign against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke after she testified in favor of expanded contraception coverage.

    ——————————-

    http://mediamatters.org/research/201204100007

    • 126 Tally
      April 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      The GOP/RW are like those whiny 7 year-old bullies who constantly deflect EVERYTHING away from themselves, because they’re a giant cult of sociopaths who have absolutely ZERO ability to take personal responsibility for ANYTHING, and constantly whine, “I know you are, but what am I??”

  40. 127 Tally
    April 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Sorry, just have to share!!!!

  41. 129 Ladyhawke
    April 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    GOP report makes bogus ‘Obamacare’ claims

    By Steve Benen

    —————————————

    I can appreciate the fact that these budget figures can seem complex, but certainly a guy who worked on entitlement policy for Bush/Cheney should understand the basics here, and the basics tell us that Obama’s health care law helps lower the national debt. Whether the right finds this inconvenient or not is irrelevant.

    Jon Chait published a brutal takedown of Blahous’ research today.
    .
    .
    Paul Krugman added that Blahous’ conclusions are “crazy,” and “basically a sick joke that doesn’t pass the laugh test.”

    The reality of the situation is stubborn: independent analyses from nonpartisan officials have concluded that Obamacare makes a significant dent in the long-term debt forecast. For conservatives who claim to care about fiscal responsibility, and are eager to repeal the law, the question seems quite simple: tell American taxpayers how you intend to pay for Obamacare’s demise.

    —————————————

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/10/11124859-gop-report-makes-bogus-obamacare-claims?lite

    • 130 theo67
      April 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      I saw some similar nonsense on twitter last night, being pushed by the Crossroads GPS (Karl Rove). They were trying to claim that the implementation health care would cost an additional $500M because the Treasury had transferred those funds from the IRS. The real facts are that the GOP have been denying funding, and so the Administration is plodding forward using whatever means within their rights to keep progressing the roll out of the law. The story shouldn’t be about the Administration executing a law that is on the books, it should be about the GOP trying (and failing) to stop a law from being executed. They also tried to portray that the Administration was “burning through” funding that had been allocated. Well, it’s not “burning through” if you just doing what you’re required to do to implement a law. Of course, they offered no solutions of their own – just calls for repeal. One silly woman even said that Americans should recover the cost of implementing Obamacare from President Obama himself – as though she’s calling for the cost of the wars and tax cuts to be recovered from President Bush; not to mention, Obamacare will SAVE money.

      I suggest anyone who has a stomach for it to follow @CrossroadsGPS so we can push back directly at the source. I almost unfollowed last night after perusing the timeline, but I think I can stick it out for a few weeks. If lots of us supporters are there (and there are a few already), then we can take turns pushing back on that filth.

  42. April 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Hey, peeps, another RW email scam going around that claims PBO’s healthcare law imposes a new 3.8% tax on all real estate transactions starting in 2013. The truth is here:

    http://bit.ly/GBPk1F

  43. 135 Ladyhawke
    April 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    THE WHITE HOUSE

    Official Sources Agree: The Affordable Care Act Reduces the Deficit

    ——————————–

    Today, we are reading about another brand of “new math” in describing how the Affordable Care Act will affect our nation’s Federal budget deficit. In another attempt to refight the battles of the past, one former Bush Administration official is wrongly claiming that some of the savings in the Affordable Care Act are “double-counted” and that the law actually increases the deficit. This claim is false.

    According to the official Administration and Congressional scorekeepers, the Affordable Care Act will reduce the deficit: its costs are more than fully paid for. The Office of Management and Budget and Congressional Budget Office project lower Federal budget deficits as a result of the law. The Congressional Budget Office is charged with assessing how legislation would affect the deficit. When the health care bill was passed by Congress, CBO wrote:

    “CBO and JCT estimate that enacting both pieces of legislation—H.R. 3590 and the reconciliation proposal—would produce a net reduction in federal deficits of $143 billion over the 2010–2019 period as result of changes in direct spending and revenues.”

    ———————————-

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/04/09/official-sources-agree-affordable-care-act-reduces-deficit

  44. April 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    george zimmerman’s lawyers have announced that they no longer represent him, due to his odd behavior. how much odder can you act, than killing an unarmed child?

    • 137 TheShyLurker
      April 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Sorry to be blunt, but I don’t give a F*** that Zimmerman’s behavior is erratic.

      I have no empathy for his child MURDERING ass.

    • 138 jacquelineoboomer
      April 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Exactly. He should be in a jail cell, where they can keep an eye on him so that he doesn’t kill any more unarmed children. I can’t wait until he’s tried and convicted and locked away, because I don’t like wasting five more minutes on him.

  45. 139 hopefruit2
    April 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

  46. April 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Tweety said he really liked Lil Ricky personally. That tells you a lot about Tweet’s mindset. Tweet said his wife disagreed with him on this glowing assessment so at least one person in that family has some common sense.

  47. 145 Linda
    April 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Is Gawker a legitimate site because this is pretty good. Romney talking to Hannity about his horses

    http://gawker.com/5900710/announcing-our-newest-hire-a-current-fox-news-channel-employee

  48. April 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm

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    Guess, Inc. donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats 

    Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats 

    Liz Claiborne, Inc. donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats 

    Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats 

    Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats 

    WalMart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans 

    K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans

    Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans

    Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans 

    Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans

    3M Co. donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans 

    Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans 

    Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans

    Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans 

    B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans 

    Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans 

    Spirits

    Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats 

    Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. beverage business + considerable media interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats 

    Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats 

    Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans

    Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel wines – as well as Lenox China, Dansk, Gorham Silver)donated $644 K — 80% went to Republicans 

    Hungry?

    Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats 

    Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J. Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections)donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats 

    Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans 

    Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans

    Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans
    Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans

    Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans 

    McDonald’s Corp. donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans

    Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans 

    Heinz Republicans $64,000 Democrats $21,300 !!!!! John Kerry’s wife’s company!!!

    Traveling and/or dining 

    Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats

    Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans

    Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans


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