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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    where the budget?....
    Obama proposed several. Got shot down in congress because it had "too much spending"

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    Thanks!!! for your response. Happy to know we're still friends. I try to keep my messages deleted, honest. AP said I seemed to be functiong as a "facilitator," cause I do receive loads of PMs from some of the other newbies. Since I don't know enough, I usually ask AP, which of course means four messages...receive, ask AP, get reply from him, then reply to original... on each PM matter. As we all become more familiar with this site, they have lessened, though. I will ask the mod what's happening....

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    You think BIG like tankfulls. I think small like gallons.

    You can't live on $56? What are you? Some kind of high-roller?

    I thought the $9 proposed was fairly reasonable. Dog knows I find plenty to disagree with but every once in a while by sheer accident (and volume), they propose something that makes sense.




    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I was refering to 85 cents an hour times a 40 hour week because that would give me a gross of $34.00 but it takes around $40 for a fill up. Since I only do that every 2 weeks I suppose technically I was wrong now that I think about it. $56 a month won't quite cover all my other expenses though so I'll have to move to Alaska where the state gives me a check too.

    Nonetheless, I would not oppose a $10 per hour minimum wage, but no more than that.

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    There's no business like show business. Did you notice how robotic that applause was? Makes you wonder if they aren't all androids.


    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Very well stated, and you speak for many of us. Also, BHO repeatedly shouting "Take a Vote" was drama at its finest...and he certainly seemed to enjoy the attention it got. Perhaps he should speak to Harry Reid about actually bringing everything UP for a vote? Radical, I know, but I wondered....

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Perhaps it's just a case of balancing out the recent thread about Fox News, that Obama lovers used as an excuse for their "mindless rants."

    See how fair that is? Good for Debatepolitics, and their policies of being non-partisan!


    When both (all, or either side) sides stop expressing their opinion, the USA will stop being the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    There's no business like show business. Did you notice how robotic that applause was? Makes you wonder if they aren't all androids.
    You know, you may be right!

    Since no one in DC seems to be responsible for anything, I'm beginning to suspect aliens have taken over down there!

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    That is kind of terrible that speeches are remembered for the silliest things, but then again why wasn't that stool and water right below the camera so he could reach down while still talking and barely miss a beat to drink.
    staged by the same fellow who thought clint eastwood lecturing to an empty chair would be effective
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    How exactly is he doing that when none of his legeslation can get through the house without undergoing a grueling battle
    So you think we have a dictator whose policies are "my way or the highway?" What policies has Obama proposed that is based upon the foundation upon which our economy was built? You think promoting class warfare, penalizing individual wealth creation, proposing a one size fits all Federal healthcare program, refusal to implement any of the Bowles Simpson proposals, demonizing Ryan and Republicans at every turn is good leadership?

    When you have a divided govt. it takes leadership to accomplish anything and Obama lacks any basic leadership skills. He is a former community agitator who believes the govt. has the answers even though no where in the world has a liberal govt. been successful. High debt, high unemployment, low economic growth aren't indicative of good economic policy and positive economic results.

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Obama proposed several. Got shot down in congress because it had "too much spending"
    Obama's budgets didn't get one Democratic vote. What does that tell you? He claims he has cut spending and yet you say they had "too much spending" in those budgets. Which is it?

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    Re: SOTU Address:

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So you think we have a dictator whose policies are "my way or the highway?" What policies has Obama proposed that is based upon the foundation upon which our economy was built? You think promoting class warfare, penalizing individual wealth creation, proposing a one size fits all Federal healthcare program, refusal to implement any of the Bowles Simpson proposals, demonizing Ryan and Republicans at every turn is good leadership?

    When you have a divided govt. it takes leadership to accomplish anything and Obama lacks any basic leadership skills. He is a former community agitator who believes the govt. has the answers even though no where in the world has a liberal govt. been successful. High debt, high unemployment, low economic growth aren't indicative of good economic policy and positive economic results.
    What ruplicans want is to cut social programs, gut social sucurity, Medicare and Medicaid. What republicans want is for surrender everything they stand for. Obamas may be the president, but all legeslative initiatives of real significance start in congress

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