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… Vermont junks Single – Payer [#health insurance plan option]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 8th,2016

.. so , single – payer is out in Vermont …

.. Vermont these days is loonieland , in comparison to New Hampshire ‘ s reasoned sanity , and Massachusetts ‘ rank liberalism …

.. so , one would figure , if single – payer is going to work , it would work in Vermont . It is about as politically receptive a place for it to happen …

.. [h/t — reason.com]..
.. [link] to the column …

.. well , as of this week , the Green Mountain state has effectively junked the single – payer plan that it wanted to implement . Why ? …

.. simple . they wanted the moon and the stars included in their single – payer plan . It was even more ridiculously expensive than the Cadillac – style ObamaCrapCare plan that would normally be used in a state . Well , the ” moon and the stars ” plan that they wanted cost waaaaay too damn much …

.. It figures …

.. [h/t — Vox.com]..
.. [link] to Sarah Kliff ‘ s column ..

.. Sarah Kliff is an excellent writer for an otherwise – dull – as – dishwater liberal website  [Vox.com] . Her column gives most of the ” inside skinny ” on what happened and why it happened . The part , though , she leaves out is that Governor [Peter] Shumlin is trying to save his own political skin . He finished 1st , with just less than 48.0%  of the vote in the 2014 general election . He should  have won big , and  going away . He did not …

.. So , what happened ? …

.. What happened was underfunded , unknown businessman Scott Milne nearly got Peter Shumlin ‘  s scalp . Vermont ‘ s voters got a preview of the future , and they were none – too – thrilled with it . Milne finished just behind Shumlin , with about 47.4% of the vote . Now ,  Vermont ‘ s legislature makes the choice . Normally , it is  a  piece of cake for Shumlin . Don’t be so sure ,  this time …

.. Vermont ‘ s legislature still has to figure out what to do . If they want , they can try  to jam a  less –  expensive version of  single payer by Shumlin or Milne . then they will have to pay the political piper in 2 years when they are all on the ballot . This time , Milne will not be an unknown . He will also be better funded . What would the R.G.A. give to be  a royal P.I.T.A to the Dems in Vermont ?

.. A  nice chunk of change , I will bet ….

.. well , the dummies down in Fantasyland on the Potomac want to try to do the same thing . Implement a ” Moon and the Stars ” single – payer plan , no matter what the cost …. Well , guess what , dummies ?!?! …

.. it would cost waaaaay too damn much , same as in Vermont . Stoopid …

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… Politically Correct InJustice [#Dept of InJustice]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 27th,2016

.. with any other administration , it would be criminal …

.. with this one , it is par for the course …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the interview segment ..

.. the F.B.I. and other law enforcement agencies cannot fully investigate possible terrorist cells and agencies for the worst of reasons . The Department of InJustice has put P.C. limitations on them that limits their ability to fully and properly investigate a terrorist situation . As a result , the investigation is incomplete , and without the full detail a proper report needs …

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… This was Not JayBoy Carney ‘ s Day [That is For Sure] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 1st,2014

.. you can thank a ” smoking gun ” e – mail for that ..

.. the White House has been lying to us all along . Not only that , they lied , and redacted the e – mail from Congress . Yea , you heard that right . Congress was supposed to get this one . You bet that they wanted to see it . But noooooo! ..

.. Judicial Watch (Tom Fitton & Company) kept up the pursuit , went after it on a FOIA request in court . The recent Supreme Court and DC Appeals Court precedents will also be a very big help , as well … Why ? …

.. Agencies are notorious for stalling , stalling , stalling . Not any more . 20 days means 20 days . The agency had better have a good reason , otherwise they can get hammered in court …

.. well , back to JayBoy . The media figured out [finally!] that they had been lied to over Benghazi . It is about damn time ! …

.. Watch JayBoy roast on a spit , as Jon Karl of ABC goes off on him about all of the B.S. that the ObamaCraps had been dishing …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the Press Briefing footage …

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… with All Due Respect , Mr. Carter …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 1st,2014

.. your pronouncements on religion are a crock of [bleep]…

.. former President Jimmy Carter is a Baptist . He is also extraordinarily preachy . He has become especially so ever since he left the Presidency in January of 1981 . Why ???

.. very few people take him seriously , anymore . Especially in the Middle East . Mr. Carter has clearly taken the side of the Palestinians in the Israeli – Palestinian conflict . But what he has said in attacking several religions in these instances now is far beyond the pale …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the blog post and video segment ..

.. what Mr. Carter said about both the Roman Catholic church and the Souther Baptist Convention is both blasphemous and outrageous . Take a look at the video and judge for yourself …

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… Interesting Take [from the Weekly Standard]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 21st,2014

.. and excellent reporting by TWS reporter Jeryl Bier .

.. HHS Secretary Sebelius was testifying in front of the House Ways & Means Committee (tax policy) on her agency ‘ s budget . Bier ‘ s reporting takes a fair understanding of public policy as well as politics ….

.. [h/t — theWeeklyStandard]..

.. [link] to the article ..

.. the basic gist is that Sebelius lied …

.. the enrollment data reports that have been coming out from H.H.S. are a crock of [bleep] . They do know exactly how many people (roughly) have paid for their enrollments in ObamaCrapCare . The insurers are not supposed to confirm to the enrollee until they have a complete enrollment pack from the government AND either payment from the insured (they know this option) or billing the prospective insured (they know this option , too) …

.. in other words , they know :

[-] how many have paid ,

[-] how many have canceled ,

[-] how many have been billed , and / or

[-] how many have been canceled due to lack of payment . The insurer would know this , and report it back to the government …

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… ObamaCraps in Fantasyland …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

.. so what else is new ?

.. these idiots have their heads waaaay up their ” [bleeps] . ” They seem to think that negotiations will solve anything . They cannot see and do not see that it takes resolution and resolve to get the message through to the Russians .

.. the Russians are behaving rationaly . At least right now , they are doing so . Putin thinks that the U.S. and the E.U. are toothless ; right now , he may well be right . The big question is , what is he going to try to get away with next ?

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to Colonel Peters ‘ comments …

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… Another Disastrous ObamaCrapCare Mess [Washington state] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 10th,2014

.. yep , another one .

.. no , it is not Cover Oregon . More to come on that colossal cluster[bleep] …

.. it is right next door . No , wrong direction . North , not south . It is not to say that Covered California is going great guns . It is just , so far , that the state of California is , so far , much better at covering it up . If Covered California is as big a mess as I believe that it is , the story will well up to the surface , soon enough ..

.. this dandy was courtesy of the dummies in Washington state . They did not make sure that their state exchange was compatible with their public health and benefit programs . If it were , then it would be relatively simple to tell who was / is eligible for what … But , noooooooooo …

.. get a snipet of this news report from KIRO TV from Seattle …

.. [link] to the news report ….

.. or , almost as bad , this snooze report on the state exchange from the Seattle Times …

.. [link] to the blog post …

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… Cover Oregon Strikes Again …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 9th,2014

.. you figure that those idiots in Oregon could design something ?

.. you would be wrong …

.. this time , the dummies misdesigned CoverOregon , and it let in so – called ” undocumented immigrants ” [read : illegals] . Call them what you will , but they are not supposed to be covered in those creatures called ObamaCrapCare exchanges . Whoops …

.. Boy , Oh Boy , it is going to be fun come November . John Kitzhaber , Jeff Merkely & Co are going to get a thorough scrubbing at the election polls . How many of them survive ? Who knows ? Given the numbers in the Oregon legislature , one chamber or both will likely go Red [Republican] . They could even have a Republican Governor , given the disgrace that Kitz has made of himself ….

.. [h/t — OregonLive]..

.. [link] to the blog post ..

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… Dummy , You Guys got Caught [JohnBoy Kerry] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 8th,2014

.. you heard me .

.. you dummies got caught in the act .

.. you wanted to ” reset ” relations . You and yours were playing tiddlywinks on the global stage . Putin & Company are playing geopolitical chess . See the difference …

.. your ” reset ” begat weakness . Putin sees that . He took advantage of that ..

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the news clip …

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… Remember Uncle ” Hot Mike ” [Michelle Obama] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 25th,2014

.. did not anyone tell Michelle Obama that she was going to be on the newly revised Tonight Show , starring Jimmy Fallon ?? ..

.. obviously not , because now the reaction is coming , and it is not pretty . She should remember some old maxims (and some  new ones) …

… [-] Connect Mouth  to Brain , before putting Mouth into Gear , or putting Finger to Send Button … , and

… [-] Remember when that you are in public , any microphone is live [ ” hot ” ] , and

…  [-] in the Internet age , any boo – boo is going to go viral , and fast . It does not take a rocket scientist to upload video footage to a web page or a facebook page …

.. [h/t — theWeeklyStandard]..

.. [link] to the show footage …

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… Really Dumb Criminal [Robber] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 22nd,2014

.. hey , dummy ! ..

.. remember , ” It is the Chicago Way ! ”

.. never bring a knife to a gun fight , stupid …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the post ..

.. this dummy tried to rob a house . The robber had a stun gun . The homeowner was armed . Guess what happens ?? …

.. BANG ! …

.. one less stupid criminal . Oh , Well …

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… What a Narcissistic Idiot ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 19th,2014

.. Christ !

.. sorry to Jesus , but Good God ! …

.. POTUS is such a narcissist . How could anyone be so arrogant and stupid at the same time ? In this case , Obama evidentily is both …

.. With the N.B.A. All – Star Game , Obama had a suck – up session with Charles Barkely . At one time , Sir Charles was a Republican . Someone obviously got to him , because he is now an ObamaCrap synchophant .
Geez , what a butt schmoocha thon …

.. POTUS seems to think that , in 5 years , people will not want the A.C.A. to be called ObamaCrapCare , due to not wanting him to get the credit .Well , this November , after the DummyCraps get their butts kicked and their clocks cleaned out (thoroughly , I might add) , people will still call ObamaCrapCare ObamaCrapCare , but for a very different reason …

.. In the future , when the DummyCraps are stupid enough to propose something even minor , it will get slapped with the ” ObamaCrapCare ” moniker . Oh boy , and how …. It will become an insult , for Republicans and DemoCraps alike …

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… What Do I Think of Common Core ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 11th,2014

.. originally , I could have supported something like this . Standardizing the education standards between the states does make some bit of sense . But , not at the loss of state sovereignty and latitute in education policy and planning . Localities need to still have control .

.. Now , I am foursquare against it . The ObamaCraps and their minions have misused it to grab power and funding from the states . They are attempting to jam their ideas of pc history , new english , new math , and other types of pc ideas and subjects , such as pc civics and government . How screwed up is that .

.. States co – ordinating things with localities is one thing . As long as those localities know something of what they are doing , they should be able to retain full control . However , those local folks should be and must be held accountable . That accountability should be academic in nature , through testing and proficiencies , as well as financial , in terms of financial management . But , otherwise , they should be able to do what they want , within the bounds of state guidelines …

.. Common Core does not allow this . This is a disgusting and gross grab for power by the Education establishment. It must be stopped , and stopped now …

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… The Case against Common Core …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 10th,2014

.. and it is being made very , very well by a young 17 – year – old high school student .

.. This Could Be One of the Best Cases Ever Made Against Common Core – No One Expected It to Come From a High School Student …

Speaking at a local school board meeting earlier this month, a Tennessee high school senior issued a brief and incredibly insightful address on the problems with Common Core standards.

Ethan Young, a student at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., made his case as to why he believes the school district should drop the new national education standards, a set of guidelines that were never voted on by Congress, the Department of Education nor by local or state governments.

(Related: Parents Fed-Up With Failing Grades Under Common Core Take Matters Into Their Own Hands)

“The president essentially bribed states into implementation via ‘Race to the Top,’ offering $4.35 billion taxpayer dollars to participating states, $500 million of which went to Tennessee,” Young said. “And much like No Child Left Behind, the program promises national testing and a one-size-fits-all education, because hey, it worked so well the first time.”

“If nothing else, these standards are a glowing conflict of interest and they lack the research they allegedly received,” he added.

Young also argued that Common Core standards display a “mistrust of teachers,” a line that prompted applause from the audience.

(YouTube)

“I stand before you because I care about education, but also because I want to support my teachers,” he said. “And just as they fought for my academic achievement, so I want to fight for their ability to teach. This relationship is at the heart of instruction, yet there will never be a system by which it is accurately measured.”

The high school senior went on to argue that “standards-based education is ruining the way we teach and learn.” He also revealed that legislators and administrators have told him “that’s just the way things work.”

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Now, he’s daring to ask: “Why?”

“I’m gonna answer that question: Bureaucratic convenience,” he added. “It works with nuclear reactors, it works with business models, why can’t it work with students? I mean how convenient, calculating exactly who knows what and who needs what. I mean, why don’t we just manufacture robots instead of students? They last longer and they always do what they’re told.”

“Somewhere our Founding Fathers are turning in their graves.”

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The problem is, the extremely bright student continued, “education is unlike every other bureaucratic institute in our government” because the “task of teaching is never quantifiable.”

“If everything I learn in high school is a measurable objective, I have not learned anything,” Young proclaimed. “I’d like to repeat that. If everything I learn in high school is a measurable objective, I have not learned anything.”

Government bureaucrats will never be able to measure “creativity, appreciation, inquisitiveness” but they are the “purpose of education,” he lectured.

“Somewhere our Founding Fathers are turning in their graves — pleading, screaming and trying to say to us that we teach to free minds. We teach to inspire. We teach to equip, the careers will come naturally.”

.. if you wish to watch Ethan ‘ s speech , watch [here] ..

.. [h/t — theblaze.com]

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… the Idiots are At It Again in Oregon [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. believe it or not , it is getting worse .

.. when we last left them , the website from hell , CoverOregon , was a disaster . The state government in Salem had managed to piss away around a quarter of a billion [yes , $250 million] dollars in taxpayer funds on the entire enterprise . The federal website [healthcare.gov] is bad enough , folks . This state – level one is even worse than that , if it is possible .

.. Yes , it is possible . Governor John Kitzhaber (himself a doctor) has led the effort to piss all of that money down the rat hole . Now , Kitz & Company (along with Jeff Merkely , the state ‘ s junior US Senator) are up for election this fall . The fallout from this is going to be devastating . And it keeps getting worse ….

.. somehow , these jokers managed to piss away another [yes , ANOTHER] $100 million in fed funds on the enterprise . Remember , CoverOregon is a state -level exchange . The state of Oregon is responsible for it all . And , you will love this next fact …

.. Number of people enrolled by the website — 0 [zero , the big Zippo] ..

.. these dummies managed to create dummy websites to fool the federales in order to keep the $$$ flowing ,especially the early $$ (before the main $$ stash arrived) …

.. [h/t — hotair] also [h/t — katu.com] — KATU –  TV , Salem , Oregon .

.. [link] to the news report .. it is a bit long (at about 10 minutes) , but it is well worth it .

.. the DemoCraps in Salem [Oregon ‘ s state capitol] have to be swearing at KATU – TV over this . The investigative reporting on this stuff is fantastic as well as damning . The DummyCraps who control Oregon ‘ s legislature are going to have to investigate this with a fine – tooth comb . Either they do , or a new GOP majority will do so .

.. The state Dem party is going to hate that , but tough . The ads that interest groups , the stateGOP , and the campaigns (especially Dr. Monica Wehby ‘ US Senate campaign against Merkely) are going to be thick  as fleas , and they are going to be hot as tamales . The DemoRats are going to pay a severe price for this nationwide enough as it is , but this corruption raises what is going on here in Oregon to a whole new level .

.. It is going to be throw  – out – the – bums time this fall in Salem and in Oregon . The only questions are how many , at what level  , and where .

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… Cover Oregon is a Disgrace …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,February 6th,2014

.. and it is going to cause all sorts of trouble in the [ ] State .

.. [h/t — theWeeklyStandard] ..

.. [link] to the KATU news report …

.. Oregon is , of course , light Blue . Both U.S. Senators are DemoCraps , 4 of the 5 Congresscritters are Dems , John Kitzhaber [himself a Dr] is a DemGovernor , and the legislature is controlled by the Dems . Things are far from hopeless for the GOP , however .

.. John Kitzhaber (the Dem Gov) is on the ballot and is running for re – election . He faces very fierce opposition , becuase four years ago , he was elected with barely 50% of the vote against a little known GOPer [retired NBA star Chris Dudley] . Not sure if Duds is back , but the Cover Oregon debacle has Kitz on the hot seat , with the heat turned up to White Hot . Which is as hot as it gets . My guess is that this colossal mess will make Kitz a sure loser in November …

.. Kitz going down will drag other Dems with him . Not the congressccritters , though . Only 2 of the other 4 House Dem races are competitive . The Oregon legistlature is another matter . So is Jeff Merkely . Ron Wyden is a wily leg vet , but he is thankful that he is not on the ballot . However , Merkely is , and he is a freshman up for his first re – election . Without His Lordship [POTUS] protecting his back , I believe Merkely will come into big trouble come summertime , espc as it becomes known that Kitz is going down . Then , the legislature ..

.. The legislature is competitive , much more so than most people realize . The numbers are : State House , 26 R , 34 D ;  State Senate , 14 R , 16 D . So , one chamber , the other , or both could flip with a big enough wave . The possibility is that the Oregon Senate will flip . The Oregon House is another matter . His Lordship is not on the ballot , and Kitzhaber is , which will make for a very interesting couple of days after election day .

— note — Oregon conducts its elections entirely by mail . So the news of who wins and who controls may not be known until a couple of days after Election Day ..

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… O ‘ Reilly Calls Out His Lordship [POTUS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,February 6th,2014

.. yea , Mr . Bill really busted POTUS ‘ chops .

.. if anything , it could have been a lot worse . if His Lordship were actually required to answer the question as it was asked , he would have looked even more stoopid …

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]

.. [link] to the clip ..

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… What An Idiot [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 5th,2014

.. the C.B.O. brought out a bombshell new report the other day .

.. it is one that they were required to produce , and you can guess that the ObamaCraps were not happy with it . The results of the report stated that up to 2.5 million FEWER workers over the next 10 years will be in the workforce , as a result of ObamaCrapCare . Nice going , dummies .

.. usually , either JayBoy Carney , the Press Secretary , or Josh Earnest , the Deputy , do the briefing . On this day , considering the subject was economics , the ObamaCraps changed the briefer . Boy , did they pay for their mistake . Their designated briefer was Jason Furman , from POTUS ‘ Council of Ecnomic Advisers . Whoops !

.. Alexis Simendinger is no soft touch . She is a veteran reporter , being the White House correspondent for (then) the National Journal , and (now) RealClearPolitics . She is among the best , and when you fail to answer a question , you should not give her an opening . When you do , you are going to pay a severe price for your mistake …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]

.. [link] to the video clip …

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… I had to See This …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 5th,2014

.. but I believed it , considering the source .

.. Bill Maher . HBO . Need I say more …

.. [h/t — Mediaite]

.. [link] to the video …

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… Corruption … [D ‘ Sousa] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 5th,2014

.. a major Obama campaign bundler is in charge of Dinesh D ‘ Sousa indictment and prosecution …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]

.. [link] to the post ..

What didn’t make the news is that Preet Bharara is a big Obama donor.
News Alert reported:

The indictment of conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza raises some troubling questions. The man leading charge against D’Souza is Preet Bharara, who does little to hide his partisan nature.

Can Dinesh D’Souza get a fair trial when Preet Bharara is listed as a “Obama Inaugural Donor” according to Open Secrets. All of this raises a larger question, why did Justice Department employees make the top 20 list of financial donors to Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012?

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… Watch POTUS get ” Fried ” [ObamaCrapCare joke] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 4th,2014

.. what happened to the fry cook , Darnell Summers , is no laughing matter .

.. the costs of ObamaCrapCare are going waaay up . The stupidity of the Essential Benefits package and the rigidity and bureaucracy of the system that has been created is a big part of the reason why . Also , the rules adopted by H.H.S. as regards to ” full time ” employees are giving employers a very good excuse to cut both  employment numbers and employment hours fairly rigorously  . They would be stupid to do otherwise …

.. The full time equivalent numbers give businesses an excellent reason to cut back to only what they need . If they can get below the ObamaCrapCare minimums , they will try . When and where possible , they will try to reduce hours per week per employee to reduce on benefit and health insurance costs , however possible ..

.. if you want to watch the confrontation ,  watch [here] .. Summers puts you-know-who on the spot , but good …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]

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… A Chain of A Mess [rewarmed SOTU] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 4th,2014

.. gee , was that SOTU a stinker .

.. So , what else is new .

.. It is not the first time that POTUS has laid an egg in front of a Joint Session of Congress . He never seems to learn from that old rule that we all seem to learn in elementary school …. K.I.S.S. , keep it simple stoopid .

.. well , Bryan Preston (at PJMedia) assembled a video list of POTUS ‘ moldy oldies from his past SOTU …

.. thanks , Bryan . If you are a glutton for punishment , then go for it . If not , I am going to lift Bryan ‘ s list from his article (shamelessly) …

.. [h/t — PJMedia]

.. [link] to the post & video

2009
1: The American Investment and Recovery Act will create 3.9 million jobs over two years 90 percent of which will be in the private sector.

2: The HARP plan will help millions of families struggling to refinance and make payments on homes declining in value.

3: The recovery plan will double America’s supply of renewable energy in three years.

4: The largest investment in research funding in America’s history will spur discoveries and breakthroughs in energy, medicine, science, and technology.

5: Thousands of miles of power lines will be laid, bringing electricity to cities across America, and creating thousands of jobs.

6: By making homes and buildings more efficient, we will save billions of dollars on energy.

7: “We will launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touched the lives of nearly every American, including me, by seeking a cure for cancer in our time.”

8: Promoting and funding preventive care will keep Americans healthy, and keep ObamaCare costs low.

9: To bring down the deficit by making government more efficient.

10: “I pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term in office.”

11: $2 trillion will be cut from the budget over the next decade.

12: For families who make less than $250,000 per year, “you will not see your taxes increased a single dime.”

13: Comprehensive health care reform will strengthen Medicare in the years to come.

14: To develop a plan to strengthen Social Security in a similar way …

15: … While creating tax-free universal savings accounts for all Americans.

16: To close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

2010
17: A new high-speed railroad in Tampa, Fla., funded by the Recovery Act.

18: The investment in research could lead to more efficient solar cells, or treatment that kills cancer cells but leaves healthy cells.

19: To build a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in the U.S.

20: To pass an energy reform bill that incentivizes clean energy.

21: ObamaCare allows the insured to keep their doctors and their plans.

22: ObamaCare reduces costs for families and companies.

23: ObamaCare will bring down the deficit by $1 trillion in the next two decades, according to the U.S. Budget Office.

24: To balance the stimulus and recovery spending, “starting in 2011, we are prepared to freeze government spending for three years.”

25: “Like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need, and sacrifice what we don’t—”

26: “— And if I have to enforce this discipline by veto, I will.”

27: “We will continue to go through the budget line-by-line, page-by-page, to eliminate programs that don’t work.”

28: A bi-partisan fiscal commission will ensure that budget reform, and that won’t be a “Washington gimmick.”

29: The Senate should restore the pay-as-you-go law, which led to budget surplus in the 1990s.

30: “Tonight, I’m calling on Congress to publish all earmark requests on a single website before there’s a vote, so that the American people can see how their money’s being spent.”

31: “I will not give up on trying to change the tone of our politics.”

32: “We should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system —”

33: “— to secure our borders, and to enforce our laws—”

34: “— and to ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation.”

2011
35: To meet energy goals, we will need to use wind, solar, natural gas, nuclear, and clean coal.

36: “Now, I strongly believe that we should take on once and for all the issue of illegal immigration.”

37: “I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws —”

38: “— and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows.”

39: “We will put put of Americans to work repairing our crumbling roads and bridges. We will make sure this is fully paid for —”

40: “— attract private investment —”

41: “— and pick projects based on what’s best for the American economy, not politicians.”

42: Give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail in the next 25 years.

43: Make it possible for businesses to provide high speed wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans in the next five years.

44: To lower the corporate tax rate for the first time in 25 years.

45: To reduce barriers to growth and investment by reviewing rules for unnecessary burdens on businesses.

46: ”So tonight, I am proposing that this year, we freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years.

47: The Affordable Care Act will slow the rising costs of Medicare and Medicaid.

48: To rein in frivolous lawsuits by reforming medical malpractice laws in order to lower costs.

49: To re-organize government agencies to make the government more effective and efficient.

50: To create a website which details all government spending.

51: “If a bill comes to my desk with earmarks inside, I will veto it.”

2012
52: “If companies that choose to stay America and gets hit with the highest tax rate in the world, it makes no sense, and everyone knows it. So let’s change it.”

53: “I want to cut through the maze of confusing training programs, so that from now on, people like Jackie have one program, one website, and one place to go for all the information and help that they need.”

54: “It is time to turn our unemployment system into a re-employment system that puts people to work.”

55: “I believe as strongly as ever that we should take on illegal immigration.”

56: “I am proposing that every state — every state — requires that all students stay in high school until they graduate, or until they turn 18.”

57: “Tonight, I am directing my administration to open more than 75 percent of our potential off-shore oil and gas resources.”

58: “This country needs and all-out, all-of-the-above strategy, that develops every available source of American energy.”

59: “We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly 100 years. And my administration will take every possible action to safely develop this energy.”

60: “I’ve ordered every federal agency to eliminate rules that don’t make sense. We’ve already announced over 500 reforms.”

61: “We will also establish a financial crimes unit of highly trained investigators to crack down on financial fraud, and protect people’s investments.”

62: “I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy, so that our government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people.”

63: To end partisan gridlock based on strongly held ideology.

2013
64: To enact Medicare reforms that give the same savings as the reforms of the Simpson-Bowles commission.

65: “We’ll reduce tax-payer subsidies to prescription drug companies —”

66: “— and ask more from wealthy seniors.”

67: “We’ll bring down costs by changing the way our government pays for Medicare.”

68: Save money by getting rid of tax breaks for the wealthy.

69: Reform taxes that rewards job creation and reduces deficit.

70: Cut red tape to make it easy to obtain oil and gas permits.

71: Create energy trust to drive development of new technology to shift cars and trucks off of oil and gas.

72: “I propose a fix-it-first program to put people to work on our most urgent repairs.”

73: To make pre-school available to every child in America.

74: To make affordability and value a factor in deciding which colleges receive federal aid.

75: “The time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform.”

76: To raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.

77: Incentivize hiring of currently unemployed people.

78: Put people back to work rebuilding run-down neighborhoods.

79: Give tax credits to businesses that hire and invest.

80: Remove financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples, and encourage fatherhood.

81: “By the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over.”

82: “Our government should not make promises we can’t keep, but we must keep the promises we’ve already made.”

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… A Movie that I highly recommend [Bankrupt] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

… the story of how cronyism and corruption (DemoCrap style) took Detroit into the ash heap of history … and hopefully how it can be rescued …

.. [h/t — detroitbankruptmovie.com] ..

.. [link] to the movie …

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… What could POTUS have been thinking ??? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

.. yes , I know , he has a half – brother , Malik . And , yes , he has a charitable foundation designed for fundraising for his post – presidential activities . But while he is still POTUS ?

.. worse yet , for Malik to post a photo at the foundation , one such as this …

.. [h/t — PJMedia] ..

.. [link] to the post & photo ..

 

.. here is the photo , itself …

malik obama (kaffiyeh)

.. this photo is incredibly politically insensitive . My guess is that , eventually , those idiots at Obama ‘ s foundation are going to remove the photo . Someone had to be the height of stoopid to post this , realizing the symbolism of the kaffiyeh , and a picture of it being on the half – brother of POTUS …. Really stoopid , guys , really stoopid !

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… What a Dumb – Bell [Pelosi] ? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

.. I knew that Nancy Pelosi could be clueless about the private sector and about business , but this much ..

.. my God , boy oh boy , is she ever an idiot ! How could she be this stupid about what has been going on with ObamaCrapCare and the website , much less the problems with both ? She needs a few years back in remedial college education on basic business , finance , and economics ..

.. the other night Congresswitch Pelosi appeared on Comedy Central ‘ s  Jon Stewart show with Jon Stewart . Stewart evidently caught her both unprepared and by surprise … boy , oh boy , did he ever …

.. [h/t — Newsmax] ..

.. [link] to the show segment ..

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… POTUS is a failure …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 2nd,2014

.. boy , and how !

.. when you have to play small ball in the SOTU address , you are a failure , …

.. when you are likely to lose the one chamber of Congress that your party does control , and do so in a blowout , you are a failure , …

.. when your party has no hope at all of recaptureing the House , and with veteran lawmakers [Moran , Waxman , et al] bailing out , you are a failure .

.. it seems that Dr. Charles Krauthammer agrees with me (somewhat) . See what he has to think about POTUS and his admissions , and that they make him a failure …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]

.. [link] to the video clip …

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… GoodBye Henry [Waxman] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 1st,2014

.. yea , that is right .

.. His Royal Nostilitis is giving up the ghost .

.. Congresscritter Henry Waxman today [Thursday , 1/30] announced his retirement from Congress , effective at the end of his current term . He would chair a committee , likely House Commerce , if the DummyCraps were lucky enough to regain control of the chamber . Which , as I expect , they are not , and will not , thank God ! …

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… Nice Going , Dumbbells [OCC] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 30th,2014

.. [h/t — HotAir]

.. [link] to the video clip / news story ..

.. this one relates to a news story out of the Nashville metro area . Vanderbilt University hospitals complex is HUGE down there … it is a major part of the health economy down there in the region . Why are they not a part of the network ?

.. $$ , What else .

.. these networks are tiny , with little choice of providers or specialists . And you think that people are going to put up with this for very long ? Nooooooo ! … The political pressure on this is going to build all year long , and it is the DummyCraps who are going to feel the heat … Big Time !! …

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… You would think [Competence] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 30th,2014

.. that the ObamaCraps would nominate someone who actually knew what they were doing or knew a pretty fair bit about the country that they were nominated to represent .

.. Apparently not . This idiot that they nominated was a nominee to be Ambassador to Norway . Boy , what a bomb !! Senator John McCain nailed this on the head with his sarcasm …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]

.. [link] to the clip

.. try better next time , you dummies . Dingy Harry may have changed the filibusters rules , but make the DummyCraps pay a political price for this arrogant ass ‘ behaviour in front of a Congressional Committee . Congress deserves better …

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… More of the ” Blame Bush ” screed …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 29th,2014

.. can’t the ObamaCraps learn something new ?

.. White House Propaganda Minister Dan Pfeiffer was on ” Fox News Sunday ” this past Sunday , and , to say the least , he did not do all that well . He tried the usual anti – Bush apropos , and FoxNews ‘ Chris Wallace was primed and ready for his schtick . Wallace countered , and DannyBoy Pfeiffer did not last all that long ..

.. [h/t – theGatewayPundit]

.. [link] to the show clip ..

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