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Forum: General Talk 12-20-2011, 10:12 AM  
For the "America Haters" out there
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 237
Views: 11,644
Are you saying then that we blacks aren't as good as the Jews who were enslaved for 210 years? That if someone doesn't do it for us we can't do it? Blacks weren't the first slaves.
Forum: General Talk 01-03-2011, 09:06 AM  
Transparency is not always transparent
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 9
Views: 2,115
What happened to Obama's transparent government? And all the other threats he made?
Forum: General Talk 12-29-2010, 08:43 AM  
Words (and a article) to ponder on
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 20
Views: 3,170
I just wonder why Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon wanted to keep it quiet if it's such a great idea?

Since the funding of ObamaCare will be so costly they can use this provision to counsel Seasoned Citizens not to have the costly EOL treatments thereby saving money and rationing care. They can take a pain pill instead. For the record Bush vetoed a similar idea but was overturned.
Forum: General Talk 12-29-2010, 08:34 AM  
Words (and a article) to ponder on
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 20
Views: 3,170
Well we must have our good points. I see people risking everything to get into the USA. Not too much for Canada however. And I sure don't see mass immigration to mexico. Or Cuba. Or Venezuala. Or for that matter any other country. Wonder what those trying to get into the USA see? Can you tell me?
Forum: General Talk 12-20-2010, 02:25 PM  
I'm from the government and I'm here to help
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 5
Views: 1,983
And 10 other lies.

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsUZkxyYJUk[/YT]
Forum: General Talk 12-17-2010, 09:53 AM  
Death tax "boogyman"
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 21
Views: 3,390
Yeah the libs aren't really showing their true colors right now in the lame duck session. As they stick it to us again.
Forum: General Talk 12-17-2010, 09:51 AM  
Death tax "boogyman"
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 21
Views: 3,390
When the rate is over 50% for amounts over 10 million? Why should the government get to collect on that money twice? It's forced many heirs to have to sell off the estate to pay for the taxes. Their should be NO estate tax. Uncle Obama already got his share when it was earned.
Forum: General Talk 12-17-2010, 09:48 AM  
Hugo Chavez's Venezuala
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 61
Views: 8,441
We could stop importing any oil from VZ and many other countries if Obama would just let us drill our own. China and Russia are doing it why can't we? And think of the jobs benefit.
Forum: General Talk 12-16-2010, 02:49 PM  
Hugo Chavez's Venezuala
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 61
Views: 8,441
Obama. Chavez. Same thing.
Forum: General Talk 12-16-2010, 02:47 PM  
2010 phrases.. favorite?
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
How about ? Or maybe

Or even "We got shellacked". Too bad the current congress just doesn't care. Or do they even realize it?

Does Obama know the difference between an opponent and an enemy? Doubt it.
Forum: General Talk 12-16-2010, 02:40 PM  
Are "we" sick of "this"
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Guess you fail to realize the shortcomings of START and also what is going on in the world with nukes. When it was just US and USSR didn't matter. Each country knew the other wouldn't "push the button". Look at what's out there now. This treaty isn't good for the US.
Forum: General Talk 12-16-2010, 11:27 AM  
Are "we" sick of "this"
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Actually just the opposite. It was designed to be a part time job. And they're doing the same thing as last year. Ramming bad legislation down our maw before the break. And before they are out of office. What can we do to them now? Nothing. They won't be back, most anyway. And they know the crap they want to pass won't happen next year. Proves however that this congress didn't get the message about what the voter wants. They deserve to be out.
Forum: General Talk 11-04-2010, 06:34 AM  
Goodbye Mr. Feingold
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 54
Views: 6,958
Except the "reform" we got was with bogus numbers. Like most everything this administration does. Bogus, or as Al liked to say "fuzzy numbers"
Forum: General Talk 11-04-2010, 06:32 AM  
2010 phrases.. favorite?
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
The democrats had the majority in 08. They had a super majority after those elections. But it's always the Republican's fault.
Forum: General Talk 11-03-2010, 09:26 AM  
Goodbye Mr. Feingold
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 54
Views: 6,958
Thank God and good riddance. Don't let the screen door hit you on the way out
Forum: General Talk 11-03-2010, 09:22 AM  
So How's everybody Feeling ..................
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 34
Views: 5,103
But you're happy that morons like Pelosi, Reid and Frank won? Just shows the stupidity of voters in Mass, Nev. and Calif.

And Boehner even stated that voters weren't hugging the republicans. That it was just a rejection of obama. And if they aren't careful and don't take care of business they'll be rejected also.
Forum: General Talk 11-03-2010, 07:58 AM  
So How's everybody Feeling ..................
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 34
Views: 5,103
Uhm, question for you. Up until Teddy croaked the democrats had a super majority. In other words pretty much any thing the Republicans did had no bearing on their agenda. What ever that may have been. And the bit they did ram down the US's craw they ran from during this campaign. So finally, the question. How exactly did the Republicans stop the Democrats? Seems to me as though they did it to themselves.


Would rather see Sarah than Pelosi.
Forum: General Talk 11-03-2010, 06:07 AM  
So How's everybody Feeling ..................
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 34
Views: 5,103
So who's stopping him from giving more to the Fed? If he feels he should pay more than he should just do it.
Forum: General Talk 11-01-2010, 07:04 AM  
NPR firing
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 52
Views: 6,706
Or a silly O-Ring in a rocket booster?
Forum: General Talk 10-29-2010, 10:19 AM  
How I am Deciding my Vote
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 23
Views: 3,572
Cell is as good as an unlisted number. Maybe a tad better. Only way to hit you up is by dialing numbers under the first 3 numbers and randomizing the last four. Hit or miss.
Forum: General Talk 10-29-2010, 10:13 AM  
Are you better off then you were 2 years ago?
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 39
Views: 5,296
Ira it's all relative. Higher wages equal higher prices. Wages need to be figured into the cost of goods. Legacy debt equals higher cost of goods and no company pays that. The end user always does. Same with taxes.

And on another note for those that always seem to like to go after the "Wall Street Fat Cats".







QuoteQuote:

Obama pushes myth that fat cats favor the GOP
By: Timothy P. Carney
Senior Examiner Columnist
October 22, 2010
(photos.com)

Lobbyists, special interests, and Wall Street fat cats are spending wildly to elect Republicans this election -- maybe even as much as they are spending to elect Democrats.

Obama claims on the campaign trail that Republicans plan "to put special interests back in the driver's seat," and points as evidence to industry spending on the GOP's behalf.

As is typically the case when it comes to special interests, the facts don't square with Obama's rhetoric.

Begin with the gross numbers. The latest campaign finance figures collected by the Center for Responsive Politics show that most of the top industries -- including the ones Obama constantly demonizes -- have given more money to Democrats than to Republicans.

Lawyers and law firms have given more in direct contributions than any other industry this election, topping $100 million according to the CRP's latest figures. As usual, the industry has favored Democrats -- this cycle by a three-to-one margin.

Health professionals are the No. 2 donor, and they have split their contributions evenly between the parties, with Charlie Crist, independent Fla., easily the top recipient.

Wall Street, which supposedly owns the GOP, has actually invested more in Democratic candidates. According to data at CRP, 54 percent of Wall Street contributions have gone to Democrats this election, including 57 percent of the industry's PAC money. These numbers don't include third-quarter contributions, which likely cut into the Democrats' lead for the cycle -- notwithstanding $2,000 from Bank of America's CEO to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass.

You wouldn't know Wall Street was favoring Democrats from reading the media's coverage of campaign spending. And they say the media has no liberal bias. Either because of laziness or bias, reporters tend to make the facts fit a traditional -- and morally satisfying -- narrative.

For instance, the Washington Post in February published an article about Wall Street giving to congressional campaigns. This Post piece ran when numbers had just come in for 2009, and Democrats had pocketed 65 percent of Wall Street cash that year, the most one-sided year on record. But in the fourth quarter, Democrats had only barely outraised the GOP from the industry, so the Post ran the headline: "Wall Street shifting political contributions to Republicans."

To put a finer point on it, check out the giving of the PAC for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, which is the largest and most powerful Wall Street lobby, representing the likes of Bank of America, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs: $192,000 to Democratic candidates and PACs, and $160,830 to Republican candidates and PACs, through mid-October.

While SIFMA's PAC has favored Republican Senate candidates this cycle over their Democratic counterparts, the lobby has favored House Democrats even in this year's third quarter -- after the financial regulation bill, and after a GOP House majority became more likely than not.

And this past week, Obama nominated SIFMA Chairman Thomas Nides, chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley and an Obama donor, to a top spot at the State Department.

Looking more broadly at K Street's campaign spending, the Obama narrative also falls apart. Lobbyists have favored Democrats 65 percent to 34 percent this cycle. Harry Reid, with more than half-a-million from lobbyists, is the industry's favorite lawmaker, and the top five recipients of lobbyist cash are Democrats.

Speaking of Reid, don't forget the drug industry. According to CRP, drug company employees, executives, and PACs have given 54 percent of their contributions to Democrats, and the drug lobby has shelled out millions in independent expenditures to help Democrats who voted for the Pharma-friendly health care bill. The main lobby group, Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America, has given about 70 percent of its money to Democrats, including 62 percent last quarter.

Democrats have attacked expenditures by groups sympathetic to the GOP, particularly the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions on ad buys, about 90 percent of which support Republicans. But the Wall Street Journal reported last week that the chamber is being outspent by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, which only backs Democrats.

It's not a simple picture. As of now, outside spending favors Republicans, while the official Democratic committees are outspending the GOP committees. When all campaign spending is counted after November, Republicans may end up getting more from Wall Street. Commercial banks and Goldman Sachs are already favoring the GOP with their donations.

The upshot on big money this election: Both sides are getting plenty, in about equal measure. Who's getting more? It depends on how you count.

This much is clear, though: Obama is no knight in shining armor fighting the monied interests.



And from the Huffington





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Wall Street's Fat Cats Are Still In Charge
Most Americans now know that Wall Street bankers are so greedy as to never be trusted, and I suppose it is a sign of progress that our president now seems to grasp the obvious. How depressing, though, that a man who was elected as a consequence of one of the boldest grass-roots populist campaigns in this nation's history should now feel obligated to offer the disclaimer that "I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street."

But whatever his intentions, Barack Obama has in fact accomplished just that, to the immense anger of the public that elected him. Thus, it is understandable that, in his "60 Minutes" interview last Sunday, Obama lashed out at the ingrate bankers whose greed he had served but who have failed to seriously increase lending or forestall foreclosures and instead shamelessly pocketed the cash the government threw their way:

"They're still puzzled why is it that people are mad at the banks. Well, let's see," he said. "You guys are drawing down $10 [million], $20 million bonuses after America went through the worst economic year that it's gone through in--in decades, and you guys caused the problem. And we've got 10 percent unemployment."

But what did the president expect from those guys after he and his Republican predecessor were so quick to reward them so handsomely for their failures? In a reversal of the guiding principles of the meritocracy that informed Obama's own success story, the president promoted, rather than flunked, the people who got it all wrong.

One of those was Larry Summers, who as Bill Clinton's treasury secretary pushed through the radical deregulation that enabled disastrous Wall Street greed. But although Summers pocketed a cool $15 million from Wall Street in 2008 as he was advising Obama the candidate, he seems at last to have gained some awareness that the rules of the game he helped write now need to be changed. Speaking of the very bankers who once so handsomely paid him for his services, Summers, now Obama's top economic adviser, told CNN: "Here is what I think they don't get. ... It was their irresponsible risk-taking in many cases that brought the economy to collapse."

Summers is upset that the banking bandits he once so slavishly adored are now opposing even the tepid legislative reforms that the administration supports. The banking lobby is in full-frontal assault mode on efforts of Senate Democrats, led by Chris Dodd, to establish a single bank regulator who might actually bring the industry to heel.

The largest of the banks--the very ones that led the charge into the financial abyss--are fiercely lobbying against the very sensible and all-too-limited proposals that would increase their capital requirements and empower the government to prevent them from growing to unmanageable proportions once again. They are even more incensed about attempts to regulate the rewards that bankers reap from risking the capital of their depositors and the taxpayers who ultimately foot the bill.

However, Obama's stern rhetoric apparently did not move the top banking honchos who failed to show up for this week's White House meeting with the president. The heads of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley waited until the morning of the Monday meeting to catch a plane and then claimed that fog prevented their journey.

Citigroup Chief Executive Vikram S. Pandit couldn't make the meeting with the president who had saved his corporation from bankruptcy because he was too busy lining up new private financing to allow Citigroup to escape the bonus confines and other limits stipulated by the government bailout program.

No bank bears greater responsibility for the economic debacle that has caused such worldwide suffering than Citigroup, whose immense growth was made possible by legislation that Summers and his then-mentor, Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, successfully promoted in the late 1990s. Rubin was rewarded for his efforts with a top job at Citigroup, which was formed from one of the largest mergers in history and which paid him $120 million before its fortunes plummeted. The bank is by no means out of the swamp of its own creation, as it still holds a huge portfolio of toxic assets, is still sustained by substantial public assistance and was trading Tuesday at less than $4 a share--a tiny fraction of its value before Rubin led it astray.

It was Rubin, as an Obama adviser, who pushed for Pandit's selection as head of Citigroup. Perhaps Obama could enlist Rubin's aid in getting Pandit to accept the president's invitations to the White House. But of course there is no expectation of getting Rubin and Pandit to pay back the bankrupted homeowners they swindled.



Forum: General Talk 10-28-2010, 06:09 AM  
Are you better off then you were 2 years ago?
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 39
Views: 5,296
With a super majority the GOP couldn't block anything. That's his own party doing the blocking.

As for BP they're paying for it. 20 billion in a government slush fund after all.

---------- Post added 10-28-10 at 09:11 AM ----------


And that would be a beautiful thing.
Forum: General Talk 10-28-2010, 06:04 AM  
ARTICLE: What Happened to Change we Can Believe In?
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 30
Views: 4,938
Other than the economy be worse than when he took office? Or passing a healthcare "reform" that the majority of those he is suppose to be serving didn't want? Or programs that are totally unfunded? Or spending more than all previous presidents combined? You mean like those changes?
Forum: General Talk 10-27-2010, 12:20 PM  
NPR firing
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 52
Views: 6,706
Didn't you?






QuoteQuote:

Quote:
In 2009, member stations derived 6% of their revenue from local government funding and 10% of their revenue from the federal funding in the form of CPB grants.[14][15] NPR receives no direct funding from the federal government.[16]



Or do you not read what you quoted?
Forum: General Talk 10-27-2010, 11:17 AM  
NPR firing
Posted By JavaJoe
Replies: 52
Views: 6,706
No direct funding. Got it. So if you give money to Tom, who gives it to Gerri, who then gives it to Alice, who then gives it to Al, who then gives it to me I really didn't get it from you. So now give me the $10,000 you owe me since you never gave it to me originally.

God I love liberal logistics.
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