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    Re: Report: Obama Spent Twice As Much Time Playing Golf/Vacation Than On The Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, I use to take the kids and OL to do the same. Even jumped on a couple of driving ranges. While I am sure Obama has the Right to do what he wants as a hobby He would not have to give such up. As he can play the course Right there around Washington. There is no need for him to check out other courses around the country while talking about everyone giving their fair share. Causing such an over-expenditure, with security and for cities and towns alike.

    Especially when it is all closed to the press and the public.
    That may be the thing, IKE and Ford were always photograph and even how they shot in that round was published. Sometimes they either would answer some questions prior to teeing off and other times after they finished the round. Different times and different people. There was very little security needed back then either. A couple of Secret Service Agents did nicely and they stayed in the background un-noticed.
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    Re: Report: Obama Spent Twice As Much Time Playing Golf/Vacation Than On The Economy

    Bronson, you are such a hack!

    Tell me, what exactly can President Obama do that would please you? I suspect nothing he has done or will ever do will please you.

    I love to see you get your panties in a wad over something you cannot do anything about. The American people decided that Obama was the best candidate to serve as president and you are pretty much stuck till 2016. Then you get to complain about President Hillary Clinton!

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    Re: Report: Obama Spent Twice As Much Time Playing Golf/Vacation Than On The Economy

    Excellent article. I appreciate it when people actually bring substance to this board. I have read this. I will read this some more and comment back. Bear in mind, it supports your point; but that does not make it fact.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    Obama has added 6 trillion in new debt within 5 years. His failed stimulus took money out of the private sector to be dolled out on failed companies like Solyndra and Fisker which were run by his campaign bundlers and political cronies. He is borrowing more money per person than what the median family income is per year. In short, his "economic policies" have been a total disaster that have done nothing more than prolong the pain. [/url]
    Now a guy with enough gray matter to read articles written by UCLA economists surely has enough gray matter to know that Obama did not cause $6T in debt increase. Sure this happened during his tenure, and makes for nice talking points for those that have no understanding of these matters, but you know better. You know the deficit infrastructure was already well in place before he took office and these deficits then went to another level when the worst recession since the Great Depression caused tax revenues to fall by almost 20% (from $2.5T to $2.1T) almost overnight and caused the government to increase unemployment expenditures from $50B to $150B (the recession caused $1/2T of the deficit).

    As to your assertion that the stimulus is failed, it is only your assertion. The prevailing expert opinion on the subject is contrary to your belief.

    Poll Results | IGM Forum
    http://www.economy.com/mark-zandi/do...-recession.pdf
    Did the stimulus work? A review of the nine best studies on the subject - The Washington Post





    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    I didn't say he plays too much golf. I linked a report which states he has spent twice as much time playing golf and vacationing on the taxpayer's dime than focusing on the Economy. He has only spent 3.6% of his Presidency focused on the Economy after The Great Recession. It's called "Leadership" and setting priorities. Obama's priorities clearly are not on The Economy.

    If you support Obama than the burden of proof is on YOU to prove he hasn't played too much golf and has spent enough time on the Economy. I merely stated the FACTS as produced by a non partisan watchdog group.
    No, you stated the opinion of a PARTISAN watchdog group.

    Government Accountability Institute - SourceWatch

    Sorry, but this is a political hack organization masking themselves as some type of objective muckraker. Had this been a real objective organization, they would have had a more intellectual pursuit than trying to compare tee times to economy tea meetings.

    I believe the burden of roof remains with you given that you asserted postulate and did not deliver a prima facie argument. Of course, we also could talk about the pathetic congressional record on this subject as well.

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    Re: Report: Obama Spent Twice As Much Time Playing Golf/Vacation Than On The Economy

    Now a guy with enough gray matter to read articles written by UCLA economists surely has enough gray matter to know that Obama did not cause $6T in debt increase. Sure this happened during his tenure, and makes for nice talking points for those that have no understanding of these matters, but you know better. You know the deficit infrastructure was already well in place before he took office and these deficits then went to another level when the worst recession since the Great Depression caused tax revenues to fall by almost 20% (from $2.5T to $2.1T) almost overnight and caused the government to increase unemployment expenditures from $50B to $150B (the recession caused $1/2T of the deficit).
    Obama has been illegally spending at TARP levels of expenditures since the beginning of his presidency. It is disingenuous to claim the deficit infrastructure was in place because TARP was supposed to be a 1 time expenditure. It was Obama who made it part of the baseline. The blame Bush card has expired. Obama is the one who spent half of TARP. It was the Democrats who prioritized the spending in the Omnibus Spending Bill while at the same time gutting all appropriations that Bush had set aside the money for. Obama is the one who signed the Omnibus Spending Bill.

    As to your assertion that the stimulus is failed, it is only your assertion. The prevailing expert opinion on the subject is contrary to your belief.

    Poll Results | IGM Forum
    http://www.economy.com/mark-zandi/do...-recession.pdf
    Did the stimulus work? A review of the nine best studies on the subject - The Washington Post
    Obama's stimulus was an absolute failure. All it did was add to the deficit. It had a multiplier effect of 1. There was no net gain. As we continue to see with weak economic growth, Government trying to buy economic growth only shifts resources. It's a complete wash because that money has to be taken out of the productive hands of the private sector first before Government can spend it.

    No, you stated the opinion of a PARTISAN watchdog group.

    Government Accountability Institute - SourceWatch

    Sorry, but this is a political hack organization masking themselves as some type of objective muckraker. Had this been a real objective organization, they would have had a more intellectual pursuit than trying to compare tee times to economy tea meetings.

    I believe the burden of roof remains with you given that you asserted postulate and did not deliver a prima facie argument. Of course, we also could talk about the pathetic congressional record on this subject as well.
    Sorry but the Government Accountability Institute is recognized as a non partisan group. Crony Capitalism is a non partisan issue. You're attacking the source because you are unable to refute the data contained within the report.

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    Re: Report: Obama Spent Twice As Much Time Playing Golf/Vacation Than On The Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    Obama has spent only 3.6% of his entire Presidency focusing on the Economy
    And how much time was taking fighting republicans about the debt celings and sequestors?

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    Re: Report: Obama Spent Twice As Much Time Playing Golf/Vacation Than On The Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    And how much time was taking fighting republicans about the debt celings and sequestors?
    Way, way too much. I hope he plays more golf. Leave the economy alone. It is already in trouble.

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    Re: Report: Obama Spent Twice As Much Time Playing Golf/Vacation Than On The Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Bronson, you are such a hack!

    Tell me, what exactly can President Obama do that would please you? I suspect nothing he has done or will ever do will please you.

    I love to see you get your panties in a wad over something you cannot do anything about. The American people decided that Obama was the best candidate to serve as president and you are pretty much stuck till 2016. Then you get to complain about President Hillary Clinton!
    Or he'll get to gush effusively at whatever Republican wins. I suspect that Bronson might disappear when there's a Republican in the WH.

    I do find it ironic that the people that talk the talk about "small government" and "get the government out of the way" (except in this thread) are the first ones to cry about how Obama hasn't saved us.


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    Re: Report: Obama Spent Twice As Much Time Playing Golf/Vacation Than On The Economy

    Ah the vacation meme! I love the smell of conservative desperation in the morning.

    Isn't it time the Tea Party Occupied House hold another vote to repeal Obamacare?

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    Re: Report: Obama Spent Twice As Much Time Playing Golf/Vacation Than On The Economy



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    Re: Report: Obama Spent Twice As Much Time Playing Golf/Vacation Than On The Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    GAI Report: Presidential Calendar: A Time-Based Analysis | Government Accountability Institute

    Hours playing golf/vacation = 976

    Hours in any kind of meeting that had to do with The Economy = 474.4

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    Hey Obama, stay on the golf course, its when your off the course, is when everything gets ****ed up.
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