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    Obama's remarks at the AP luncheon

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-...press-luncheon

    Powerful stuff. Eviscerates the Republicans on economic issues and health care.

    Now, the problem for advocates of this theory is that we’ve tried their approach -- on a massive scale. The results of their experiment are there for all to see. At the beginning of the last decade, the wealthiest Americans received a huge tax cut in 2001 and another huge tax cut in 2003. We were promised that these tax cuts would lead to faster job growth. They did not. The wealthy got wealthier -- we would expect that. The income of the top 1 percent has grown by more than 275 percent over the last few decades, to an average of $1.3 million a year. But prosperity sure didn't trickle down.

    Instead, during the last decade, we had the slowest job growth in half a century. And the typical American family actually saw their incomes fall by about 6 percent, even as the economy was growing.
    Meanwhile, these proposed tax breaks would come on top of more than a trillion dollars in tax giveaways for people making more than $250,000 a year. That’s an average of at least $150,000 for every millionaire in this country -- $150,000.

    Let’s just step back for a second and look at what $150,000 pays for: A year’s worth of prescription drug coverage for a senior citizen. Plus a new school computer lab. Plus a year of medical care for a returning veteran. Plus a medical research grant for a chronic disease. Plus a year’s salary for a firefighter or police officer. Plus a tax credit to make a year of college more affordable. Plus a year’s worth of financial aid. One hundred fifty thousand dollars could pay for all of these things combined -- investments in education and research that are essential to economic growth that benefits all of us. For $150,000, that would be going to each millionaire and billionaire in this country. This budget says we’d be better off as a country if that’s how we spend it.

    This is supposed to be about paying down our deficit? It’s laughable.
    ... there is a human element to this that everybody has to remember. This is not an abstract exercise. I get letters every day from people who are affected by the health care law right now, even though it’s not fully implemented. Young people who are 24, 25, who say, you know what, I just got diagnosed with a tumor. First of all, I would not have gone to get a check-up if I hadn’t had health insurance. Second of all, I wouldn’t have been able to afford to get it treated had I not been on my parent’s plan. Thank you and thank Congress for getting this done.

    I get letters from folks who have just lost their job, their COBRA is running out. They’re in the middle of treatment for colon cancer or breast cancer, and they’re worried when their COBRA runs out, if they’re still sick, what are they going to be able to do because they’re not going to be able to get health insurance.
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    Eviscerates indeed.

    What's that make the score now?

    Democrats 1345670 Republicans 1345667 American Public 13
    I'm your mama, I'm your daddy
    I'm that nigga in the alley
    I'm your doctor when in need
    Want some coke, have some weed
    You know me, I'm your friend
    Your main boy, thick and thin

    I'm your pusherman
    I'm your pusherman

    Ain't I clean, bad machine
    Super cool, super mean
    Dealin' good for the Man,
    Superfly, here I stand
    Secret stash, heavy bread
    Baddest bitches in the bed

    I'm your pusherman
    I'm your pusherman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breed View Post
    Eviscerates indeed.

    What's that make the score now?

    Democrats 1345670 Republicans 1345667 American Public 13
    Didn't figure you for a hopeless optimist, Breed.
    "Personal foul, 69, offense. He was giving him the business."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breed View Post
    Eviscerates indeed.

    What's that make the score now?

    Democrats 1345670 Republicans 1345667 American Public 13
    In the immortal words of Jim Carrey on Dumb and Dumber......So you're saying there's a chance?
    As defined by the Official Terrorism Training For Law Enforcement:
    What Is Domestic Terrorism?
    Extreme force and violence perpetrated by
    the people government of a country, within that country,
    for the purpose of coercing its government and population public
    into modifying its behavior"

    You are either with Our Constitution or you are with The Terrorists!

    Government...if it leans to the left it eventually means theft. - tlc

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKHawk View Post
    Didn't figure you for a hopeless optimist, Breed.
    Nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by thelittlecheese
    In the immortal words of Jim Carrey on Dumb and Dumber......So you're saying there's a chance?
    Even nicer.
    I'm your mama, I'm your daddy
    I'm that nigga in the alley
    I'm your doctor when in need
    Want some coke, have some weed
    You know me, I'm your friend
    Your main boy, thick and thin

    I'm your pusherman
    I'm your pusherman

    Ain't I clean, bad machine
    Super cool, super mean
    Dealin' good for the Man,
    Superfly, here I stand
    Secret stash, heavy bread
    Baddest bitches in the bed

    I'm your pusherman
    I'm your pusherman
    I'm your pusherman

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    I am so tired of the pissing match, I just think the Dems have the better aim right now. Romney has sounded better in the last week, I still say he is done the minute someone records him saying Jesus lived in the United States. He will lose moderates, the backing of the far right, and that will be that.
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    I don't see how this is a pissing match. The first two block quotes are entirely substantive.
    Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

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    (yawn)

    More of the same....rinse and repeat..
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    Obama sure was punching above his weight with this recycled speech.
    If the majority distributes among itself the things of a minority, it is evident that it will destroy the city. --Aristotle
    If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas Edison

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndromedaPatFan View Post
    Powerful stuff. Eviscerates the Republicans on economic issues and health scare.
    Joe Biden, is that you?
    "I like my women the way I like my scotch, 20 years old and mix up in coke."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vin Lombardi View Post


    Obama sure was punching above his weight with this recycled speech.
    DANG! Somebody ate their mental wheaties before posting today! I like it!
    As defined by the Official Terrorism Training For Law Enforcement:
    What Is Domestic Terrorism?
    Extreme force and violence perpetrated by
    the people government of a country, within that country,
    for the purpose of coercing its government and population public
    into modifying its behavior"

    You are either with Our Constitution or you are with The Terrorists!

    Government...if it leans to the left it eventually means theft. - tlc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vin Lombardi View Post


    Obama sure was punching above his weight with this recycled speech.
    What was the point of that? I could make a film twenty hours long with recycled republican talking points that responds to.
    I've got binders full of women
    and a one point plan.

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