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Old 04-06-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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In answer to a question from Doris of Lake Wylie, S.C., Kornblut wrote that Obama gave a 17-minute response that lulled "the crowd into a daze" as "his discursive answer -- more than 2,500 words long -- wandered from topic to topic."

"In the economic times that we have now, is it a wise decision to add more taxes to us with health care?"


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Old 04-06-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Truly an amazing spectacle to behold.

44 - Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'

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He then spent the next 17 minutes and 12 seconds lulling the crowd into a daze. His discursive answer - more than 2,500 words long -- wandered from topic to topic, including commentary on the deficit, pay-as-you-go rules passed by Congress, Congressional Budget Office reports on Medicare waste, COBRA coverage, the Recovery Act and Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (he referred to this last item by its inside-the-Beltway name, "F-Map").
And he NEVER answered the question.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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lousy know-it-all.

can we please just get rid of him and appoint president plain? - I long for the days when I felt smarter than the president.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Truly an amazing spectacle to behold.

44 - Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'



And he NEVER answered the question.


Simply amazing is it not. Nothing changes with Obama, seems there is a lot of questions he never intended to truthfully answer.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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So a politician who beats around the bush, no pund intended. Never heard of such a thing. Impeach him. Virtually every President in my life time has been FOS, Obama is not the first and will not be the last.
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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The thing is, he did answer the question, he just didn't go about it the right way.

He essentially said, "There's got to be a way to get health care under control. I'm trying to make it right, and someone's got to pay for that, and I can't make businesses do it or they'll shut down on me."

Of course, he can't say that, because he'd lose major popularity. That's why he had trouble with the answer. It caught him off guard, because in his mind it's a perfectly normal bill: Don't want the tax, get healthcare, problem solved. The only people complaining about the tax are those who don't want healthcare, which are the exact ones the administration are trying to target with it.

In other words, it's not a tax increase across the board; only those who don't follow his agenda.
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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What did you expect from a person with no class and no teleprompter?

He is very good at lying and making up BS to cover his lack of knowledge on any subject.

Now we now why he plants people into the crowds and always seems to know who they are.

Exactly what he did during his campaign, he hand picked the questions and had people ask the questions.

Totally useless and should not be taking a paycheck for this lousy performance on the job.
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