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Facts you willl not learn on foxnews, I am also checking to see if people still read this community. [25 Oct 2010|11:46am]

capthek

Truthout:

 

1) President Obama tripled the deficit.
Reality: Bush’s last budget had a $1.416 trillion deficit. Obama’s first budget reduced that to $1.29 trillion.

2) President Obama raised taxes, which hurt the economy.
Reality: Obama cut taxes. 40% of the “stimulus” was wasted on tax cuts which only create debt, which is why it was so much less effective than it could have been.

3) President Obama bailed out the banks.

Reality: While many people conflate the “stimulus” with the bank bailouts, the bank bailouts were requested by President Bush and his Treasury Secretary, former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson. (Paulson also wanted the bailouts to be “non-reviewable by any court or any agency.”) The bailouts passed and began before the 2008 election of President Obama.

4) The stimulus didn’t work.
Reality: The stimulus worked, but was not enough. In fact, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the stimulus raised employment by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million jobs.

5) Businesses will hire if they get tax cuts.
Reality: A business hires the right number of employees to meet demand. Having extra cash does not cause a business to hire, but a business that has a demand for what it does will find the money to hire. Businesses want customers, not tax cuts.

6) Health care reform costs $1 trillion.
Reality: The health care reform reduces government deficits by $138 billion.

7) Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, is “going broke,” people live longer, fewer workers per retiree, etc.
Reality: Social Security has run a surplus since it began, has a trust fund in the trillions, is completely sound for at least 25 more years and cannot legally borrow so cannot contribute to the deficit (compare that to the military budget!) Life expectancy is only longer because fewer babies die; people who reach 65 live about the same number of years as they used to.

8 ) Government spending takes money out of the economy.
Reality: Government is We, the People and the money it spends is on We, the People. Many people do not know that it is government that builds the roads, airports, ports, courts, schools and other things that are the soil in which business thrives. Many people think that all government spending is on “welfare” and “foreign aid” when that is only a small part of the government’s budget.

 

Next time you hear Uncle Bob or your neighbor pounce on these talking points with their Fox News morphed conclusions, just tell them the facts.  It’s voting time and all bets are off. The lies are being twisted into bigger lies and the truth is hardly recognizable. Stick to the facts, then bring your neighbor or uncle with you to vote.

 

Just make sure they vote: Obama/Biden

 

You can read the rest of Truthout’s article here.

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This is our president. [09 Oct 2009|02:20pm]

mzflux
[ mood | confident ]



LiveJournal --

This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize -- men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I've said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won't all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it's recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award -- and the call to action that comes with it -- does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we've begun together. I'm grateful that you've stood with me thus far, and I'm honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama


Obama to give $1.4 million Nobel prize to charity

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Barack Obama Domain Name Available [20 Jul 2009|09:01pm]

cyberlip
This post is cross posted, just in case.

If anyone may be interested in owning the domain name BarackObama.gs, private message me for more information.

I will remove this post once the domain is no longer available.
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[21 Feb 2009|10:36pm]

obamaniac2
[ mood | contemplative ]

This comm's been quiet.

I thought I'd share some thoughts.
It seems a lot of people I've seen are turning against President Barack Hussein Obama. Maybe they're unhappy with the way he's dealing with things and how he's approaching certain situations. Excuse me, folks, but he is taking care of it. Be patient, his plan is in place and most of you think too small to appreciate the vastness of it.
When his triumph is complete, you will sit back and say, gosh, I wish I had just trusted in him!

Maybe this is a sign that there have been those who pretended to be his supporters, whether to advance their own agenda or for other reasons. But a reckoning will come for them, for he will cast them out until he chooses what is right for us, for the people, for America!

I tell you, trust in him now, as you did so during his campaign. He will not lead us astray.

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[24 Jan 2009|12:45am]

greencow
so obama has this economic stimulus plan in mind. i read something about using $825 billion (plus or minus) for this plan.

i'd like to know where he thinks he's going to get this kind of money?

(yes. i'm an obama supporter. i'm just trying to show yall that it's ok to question our president.)
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Celebrate good times, come on! [21 Jan 2009|12:24am]

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Old and Busted... [21 Jan 2009|03:44am]

razorgirl_au
[ mood | drunk. Or is it, just happy? ]

New Hotness!

I like your new President!

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Can't Be in D.C. this week? Check out the Green Ball 2009 Tonight! [19 Jan 2009|12:05pm]

sl_podcast

From Washington D.C., Monday, January 19th at 10:15pm Eastern, the Sold-Out Green Inaugural Ball 2009 will be webcast to the world in HD.

The broadcast will be seen on sites across the web including here, http://www.greenballblog.com and http://www.greenball2009.org

The event showcases the movers and shakers in the green movement and political arenas. Chaired by Al Gore the webcast will feature THE GREEN CARPET, Behind-The-Scenes and Interviews with Talent and Industry Experts.

This event celebrates the new green economy, the inauguration of Barack Obama and Joseph Biden and the opportunity to work with the new Administration and new Congress to ensure a better future with shared prosperity for all while protecting the health of the planet.

Official Site: http://www.greenball2009.org
Official Live Twitter: @greenball2009
Official Blog: http://www.greenballblog.com

I got to design the official blog - so check it out..... should be an awesome night!

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Some Obama inspiration. Do you have a favorite? I like the stairs. [18 Jan 2009|09:14pm]

capthek
Click on them to make them bigger.



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President Obama [17 Jan 2009|11:04am]

misstreebc
Anyone else get goosebumps when they hear that?

I'm so, so excited I can barely contain myself! The cheering, whooping and hollering have already started at our house! By Tuesday, I'm gonna be toast, but deliriously happy!
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The African American Studies Center [16 Jan 2009|01:17pm]

momiji_red
From your fellow Obama supporter~


In celebration of next week’s Inauguration and in commemoration of Black History Month in February, we have made the Oxford African American Studies Center (AASC) freely available to the public until March 1. Visitors to the site’s home page – www.oxfordaasc.com – will see instructions on how to login with a special username & password combination (user: barackobama / pass: president) that will give them free, unlimited access to the site for the next 6 weeks.


Please take a look at the beautiful photo essay on Barack Obama that is on the site this month, and also feel free to share this free access with everyone you know!
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I am getting excited about our new prez again so here is some Obama picspam [15 Jan 2009|01:32pm]

capthek
This is for the ladies.

Obama and our new First Lady theme today:




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Vote for "Yes We Can" at the Webcastr Awards [12 Jan 2009|09:08am]

sl_podcast
Hey guys, Webcastr, is having their second 'Video of the Year' award and Will.i.am's "Yes We Can" video is up for an award. If you'd like to you can vote for it (and other videos):

Click here to vote
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I am always interested in stuff about generational change. [11 Jan 2009|05:36pm]

capthek
In Obama, many see an end to baby boomer era
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090111/ap_on_el_pr/obama_bye_bye_boomers;_ylt=ApAn.YRqwl6bTHs_ePiuxY4DW7oF
By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck, Ap National Writer – 2 hrs 54 mins ago

NEW YORK – When George W. Bush lifts off in his helicopter on Inauguration Day, leaving Washington to make way for Barack Obama, he may not be the only thing disappearing into the horizon.

To a number of social analysts, historians, bloggers and ordinary Americans, Jan. 20 will symbolize the passing of an entire generation: the baby boomer years.

Generational change. A passing of the torch. The terms have been thrown around with frequency as the moment nears for Obama to take the oath of office. And yet the reference is not to Obama's relatively young age — at 47, he's only tied for fifth place on the youngest presidents list with Grover Cleveland.

Rather, it's a sense that a cultural era is ending, one dominated by the boomers, many of whom came of age in the '60s and experienced the bitter divisions caused by the Vietnam War and the protests against it, the civil rights struggle, social change, sexual freedoms, and more.

Those experiences, the theory goes, led boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, to become deeply motivated by ideology and mired in decades-old conflicts. And Obama? He's an example of a new pragmatism: idealistic but realistic, post-partisan, unthreatened by dissent, eager and able to come up with new ways to solve problems.

"Obama is one of those people who was raised post-Vietnam and really came of age in the '80s," says Steven Cohen, professor of public administration at Columbia University. "It's a huge generational change, and a new kind of politics. He's trying to be a problem-solver by not getting wrapped up in the right-left ideology underlying them."
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Celebrate the inauguration in your town! [06 Dec 2008|02:07pm]

uu_mom
The National Obama People's Ball has set up some guidelines and tools to help people set up balls and events in their own communities to celebrate the inauguration. Please see NationalObamaPeoplesBall.com and spread the word.
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syllogism [03 Dec 2008|09:26pm]

josephwaldman
[ mood | amused ]

I think I cracked the code.

Obama's dad's from Kenya, right?

Invert the syllables to get: "Ya ken".

From this it is only a small step to "Yes We Can!"

Y'dig?

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I have seen quite the share of rather disjointed tinfoil hat wearing posts lately... [24 Nov 2008|11:39pm]

capthek


Based on what has been publicly said by the President and the SEC, the culprits could possibly include operators of the controversial, mysterious and secretive financial vehicles known as hedge funds.
Wall Street and the Rise of Obama
By Cliff Kincaid Friday, November 21, 2008
So here is another one I just wanted a couple of opinions on. This person suggests that Obama and Paulson are in cahoots because Paulson caused the economy to cave in at just the right time to get Obama to win the presidency. It sounds like the same people who tried to say the Clintons were responsible for multiple murders and covert activities are trying to do the same narrative with Obama. Do you think any of these dogs below will hunt or are they all 100% nutty? A good signal of falsehood is when the narrative gets too convoluted and long for anybody to still keep track of who did what to who and for what purpose. This happens rather quickly.
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Icons [14 Nov 2008|12:27pm]

biarustiguel
49 Barack Obama Icons
I hope you like it! Please comment and credit.

Preview!
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OBAMA LOVE at my journal
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Karl Rove is kind of an idiot [13 Nov 2008|12:15pm]

capthek
In his article about how republicans are going to do really great in the 2010 election, he says (full quote below) that the 2010 census will allocate many new places for republicans. Um, Karl, those places with increasing populations such as Texas, Arizona and Florida are all growing due to immigrants who are turning those places blue. And even more stupid, the 2010 census is performed in 2010 and not finished until 2011 at the earliest, thus it won't in any way help 2010 elections! Not only that, but as I said, the change will clearly help democrats in 2010, and then in 2012 when the reallocation actually goes into effect. Rove, it is time to retire...

"This matters because the 2010 Census could allocate as many as four additional congressional districts to Texas, two each to Arizona and Florida, and one district to each of a number of (mostly) red-leaning states, while subtracting seats from (mostly) blue-leaning states like Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania and, for the first time, California. Redistricting and reapportionment could help tilt the playing field back to the GOP in Congress and the race for the White House by moving seven House seats (and electoral votes) from mostly blue to mostly red states."

The 2008 election numbers are not as stark as the results.
By KARL ROVE
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122653996148523063.html
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He got game . . . but which one? [12 Nov 2008|09:20am]

josephwaldman
[ mood | amused ]

For some reason this story amuses me to no end.

Does anyone else here remember the "White Like Eddie" sketch that Eddie Murphy did on SNL about twenty-five years ago? You know, where he dressed up like the whitest white guy imaginable and went out into the world to see what it was like? Yeah. That's what came to mind when I read this.

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