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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Gee, most of the cost is for transporation and security that are provided to any President by law. The parts of the trip that represent personal expenses are being personally paid for by the Obamas. And meanwhile, it was freaking Romney who said he was not a man of the people. He didnt care about them. They would never vote for him anyway. He was right about that much at least.
    It is still a $4 million vacation and the taxpayers are stuck with the bill. Are you saying the idea wasn't Obama's?

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Ponders the poster who said that the government is hiring, when in fact, it's smaller now than it was 4 years ago; and intimated the private sector is not growing, when in fact, the private sector has now enjoyed 33 months of consecutive growth as it's added over 5 million jobs during that period.

    You sure did get that one ass backwards, huh?
    So the middle class is growing as a result of those 5 million jobs Obama created, not shrinking, and there is then no need for tax cuts.

    Full steam ahead as, once again, Barrack H. Obama has solved the problem.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Really?
    Yes, really. Employment by sector (thousands)...

    .......................Jan 2009.......Now
    Private sector.....110,985.....111,890
    Public sector........22,576.......21,962

    And so your first cite ends at 2010 and is therefore a joke, while your second one says that Obama was indeed correct, but that if you twisted the numbers a different way, you would get different answers. No kidding.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It is still a $4 million vacation and the taxpayers are stuck with the bill. Are you saying the idea wasn't Obama's?
    Sounds like a bargain. According to Glenn Beck, having a president costs $1.4 billion per year. That's close to $4 million per day. If it's only costing $4 million for 20 days for him to go on vacation, he should vacation more.

    How much do the Obama

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    So the middle class is growing as a result of those 5 million jobs Obama created, not shrinking, and there is then no need for tax cuts.
    And thanks to Republicans, it's looking like the middle class won't get to keep the Bush tax cuts. It will be interesting to see how that affects them in the 2014 election.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Is there any issue on these boards that can be discussed without the pathetic leftists always referring back to George Bush? Maybe it's time to tune into the program now playing.
    I used to wonder the same thing about righties talking about Clinton throughout Bush's presidency.

    It's funny how that works, eh?



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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Clever but Obama does not hire/fire or otherwise control non-federal gov't employees. State, county and city gov'ts cannot print or borrow money like the federal gov't can, they must actually tax their citizens to fund their gov't employees.
    The comment I was responding to was how "the only one hiring is the government."

    The "government" is not limited to the federal government.

    I'm sure you think you're making a point by using 2 year old data and by changing the parameters of the argument -- but you're not.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Clever but Obama does not hire/fire or otherwise control non-federal gov't employees. State, county and city gov'ts cannot print or borrow money like the federal gov't can, they must actually tax their citizens to fund their gov't employees.
    Doesn't matter when the claim was that "the government" is hiring. Foot was put in mouth. It isn't coming back out.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Is there any issue on these boards that can be discussed without the pathetic leftists always referring back to George Bush? Maybe it's time to tune into the program now playing.
    The program now playing is the long slow, and painful process of recovering from the total collapse of everything orchestrated by George W Bush and his merry bands of PNAC triumphalists and laissez-faire free-marketeers. We've more or less managed to get ourselves extricated from the never justified chaos and disater of Iraq, somebody has finally paid back bin Laden, al Qaeda as an entity has been shattered, and we are on the way out of Afghanistan after having to go back there because Bush decided to run away. But the economic mess is another matter. The entire globe continues to wrestle with the damage that Bush's idiotic policies brought about. So that's the synopsis up until now. Stay tuned for more work rebuilding more stuff that Bush knocked down.
    Last edited by Cardinal Fang; 12-10-12 at 09:36 PM.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Clever but Obama does not hire/fire or otherwise control non-federal gov't employees. State, county and city gov'ts cannot print or borrow money like the federal gov't can, they must actually tax their citizens to fund their gov't employees.
    The post said government jobs, not federal government jobs. Government employment has declined. Just admit it.

    As to Obama's sleight of hand, hearing that from a conservative, when Bush kept talking about "average tax cuts' of his Paris Hilton welfare program, is rather bracing. But in any case,


    CHART: Bush Vs. Obama On Private And Public Sector Job Creation | ThinkProgress

    Even with today’s disappointing and troubling jobs report, private sector job creation under President Obama has far exceeded private sector job creation under President Bush. 40 months into his presidential term, there are currently more private sector jobs in the economy than when Obama came into office. At the same point in President Bush’s term, the total number of private sector jobs was still down 1.7 percent from where it began.

    The numbers are even starker when measuring each president’s record from the moment job creation returned. Private sector job creation returned in February of 2010, the 13th month of President Obama’s term. Since then, the economy has added 4.3 million private sector jobs, a 4 percent increase.

    Under President Bush, the economy stopped shedding private sector jobs in July of 2003, fully 30 months into his administration. From that point until May of 2004, the economy added just 1.5 million private sector jobs, an increase of only 1.4 percent.

    But there is one area of job creation where President Bush clearly outshines President Obama: the public sector. Public sector employment is now down 608,000 workers since January 2009, a 2.7 percent decline. At the same point in President Bush’s term, public sector employment was up 3.7 percent. If, over the past 40 months, public sector employment had grown at the same pace as it did in President Bush’s first term, there would be 1.4 million additional people at work right now. That’d be enough to bring the unemployment rate down by nearly a full percentage point.

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