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Old 06-25-2012, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Hinckley Ohio
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Hey,you can never be too careful about the kinda folks who might wanna vote for a "Satan-Worshipping Uppity Socialist Muslim Kenyan Gangsta Thug"!
Mit Romney's base?
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Why do Obama's poll numbers remain so high with all the bad news?
Translation: "We Republicans have done our best to sabotage the economy, rejecting everything Obama does; stonewalled Obama initiatives to get the unemployed working, created a debt-ceiling crisis, etc. -- just to make him look bad, and still he polls better than Romney."
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Translation: "We Republicans have done our best to sabotage the economy, rejecting everything Obama does; stonewalled Obama initiatives to get the unemployed working, created a debt-ceiling crisis, etc. -- just to make him look bad, and still he polls better than Romney."
The Senate has stonewalled the House of Reps bills that it passed. In fact the Republican House has passed more bills than the Democrat Senate.

Obama had 2 whole years to get things passed, he hasn't even passed an annual budget yet. If the Republicans don't agree with something and their constituents don't either -- they don't have to vote for it. That is part of representative democracy.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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The Senate has stonewalled the House of Reps bills that it passed. In fact the Republican House has passed more bills than the Democrat Senate.

Obama had 2 whole years to get things passed, he hasn't even passed an annual budget yet. If the Republicans don't agree with something and their constituents don't either -- they don't have to vote for it. That is part of representative democracy.
If you are referring to the Ryan budget that guts Social Security and Medicare while doing nothing to decrease the debt, it should have been rejected.

The fact is the Republican plans to mend the economy are nothing more than the same tired policies the always bring up, in good times and bad, more tax-cuts for the rich, more deregulation for corporations and reduction in safety and environmental regulations -- because all those things worked so well during the Bush Admin.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Hinckley Ohio
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Part of it is that Obama put so many people on handouts. Everything from not having to pay income tax, to food stamps, ObamaPhones, to full welfare. These handout recipiants don't want to bite the hand that feeds them...literally.

Also, many Obama voters, especially young adults, are uninformed. They pay more attention to Kim Kardashian, Jersey Shore etc. than anything in the news.
First, the free phone program isn't Obama's creation. Lifeline launched in 1985 to provide discounted land-line service for low-income Americans, its funded by the so-called universal service fees that phone companies tack onto bills every month.

You might wants check your facts, bush is the one that created the vast expansion of handouts.

Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 Food Research & Action Center

Bush signs big farm bill, buoying Southern hopes | chronicle.augusta.com

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Participation in the Food Stamp Program declined precipitously in the years before the 2002 farm bill, a development Congress and the Bush Administration sought to reverse in that legislation. The proportion of eligible households that receive food stamps has rebounded since 2002, but this increase merely represents a recovery of lost ground. Food stamp participation plummeted between the mid-1990s and 2001; one of the reasons was that the percentage of eligible households that received food stamps fell sharply, especially among families with children, including working families. Congress and the Bush Administration sought to reverse this trend in 2002, and USDA data show they achieved some success. The percentage of eligible people who receive food stamps has returned to about 60 percent, and the percentage of eligible working families receiving stamps has returned to about 50 percent. (These data are for 2004, the latest year for which such data are available.) Even so, national food stamp participation remains below 1994 levels, and 40 percent of those who are eligible remain unserved.

Congress also acted in 2002 to ameliorate some of the deep cuts in food stamp eligibility it had made in 1996, a step that caused somewhat more people to become eligible for food stamps. But many of eligibility cuts enacted in 1996 remain in place, and food stamp eligibility rules remain far more restrictive than they were before 1996. On a bipartisan basis and with strong support from the Bush Administration, food stamp eligibility was restored in 2002 to some legal immigrants, particularly children. At the same time, a significant numbers of legal immigrants (such as working-poor parents) and other poor households disqualified by the 1996 legislation remain ineligible. (Congress also gave states an option in 2000 to stop disqualifying low-income households simply because they own a reliable car.)


Do Budget Data Show That the Food Stamp Program Has Been Treated More Favorably Than Farm Programs in Recent Years? — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Bush's 2002 farm bill also opened up eligibility to immigrants.

USCCB - (MRS) - Farm Bill Expands Food Stamp Eligibility for Immigrants and Refugees
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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First, the free phone program isn't Obama's creation. Lifeline launched in 1985 to provide discounted land-line service for low-income Americans, its funded by the so-called universal service fees that phone companies tack onto bills every month.

You might wants check your facts, bush is the one that created the vast expansion of handouts.

Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 Food Research & Action Center

Bush signs big farm bill, buoying Southern hopes | chronicle.augusta.com





Do Budget Data Show That the Food Stamp Program Has Been Treated More Favorably Than Farm Programs in Recent Years? — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Bush's 2002 farm bill also opened up eligibility to immigrants.

USCCB - (MRS) - Farm Bill Expands Food Stamp Eligibility for Immigrants and Refugees

I guess "handouts" only apply to the poor and not to oil companies which get multi-million dollar subsidities every year to buy more politicans
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