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A look at future?

February 10, 2013

We cannot fully look into the future, but if we continue down the path that the Obama administration is presently on and has been on for the last four years, many foresee possible real chaos....

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USABorn

Feb-10-13 7:51 AM

You've pretty much layed out the extent of Obama's plans for America's future..........and ours!

So far, he seems to be accomplishing his plan of destruction.....thanks to liberals/democrats and RINO's (i.e. Krispy Kreme Christi).

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enigma

Feb-10-13 8:10 AM

To be fair, this is not all Obama's doing. We have been headed down this road for a long time. Obama has step on the accelerator, but he didn't have to turn the wheel much. That said, we are headed down this path and refusing to see it won't change that. This country does not belong to the government, the government belongs to the people who make up the country and we need to get things back to running that way.

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CaveFelem

Feb-10-13 8:41 AM

I'm doing the only thing I can do - I'm stocking up on basics and learning new skills to be more self sufficient.

I could write to my congressman and senators, but why bother? I don't have money to contribute to their campaigns, and I can't do anything for them. So what's the point? Why would they care what I think of our current situation?

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CMReeder

Feb-10-13 8:54 AM

The right and their crystal ball.

What can I say but Chicken Littles!

You all need to stop eating those sour grapes.

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Bufftrev1

Feb-10-13 11:03 AM

When I look into the future, I see people mowing their lawns this summer.. going to work, school and shopping.. people traveling, starting new jobs, getting married, retiring.. not all that frightening of a picture.

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CHayes

Feb-10-13 11:15 AM

" The right and their crystal ball."

If its the same crystal ball they used to predict Mitt Romney's landslide victory, they should consider sending it to the shop.

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Premier

Feb-10-13 12:27 PM

Hayes,Buff and Reeder please look into the lastest CBO figures on Social Security.

Now if that doesn't frighten you and your loved ones it's hopeless. This is going to affect all of us. The answer.......?

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Bufftrev1

Feb-10-13 1:44 PM

Hi premier.. interesting and challenging question.. I just read on the cbo website that the combined OASIDI trust is solvent until 2038, which is 25 years from now. It's likely that we have sufficient time to appropriately address the issue. As for the near or short term, the answer is clear.. Hillary and Elizabeth Warren in 2016.. Sidenote, I'm watching Zakaria interview Ambani, Indias richest man, owner of the worlds largest refinery. He expressly believes that the future of energy in the world is renewables, with solar at the heart of it.. further validation of the current administrations efforts.

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Brew4U

Feb-10-13 2:14 PM

Well John,you are right.I won't be on my cell phone calling the cops and waiting for them to come save me.By the time they show up they can clean up the mess I've made with my leagal right to bare arms.

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Brew4U

Feb-10-13 2:14 PM

Well John,you are right.I won't be on my cell phone calling the cops and waiting for them to come save me.By the time they show up they can clean up the mess I've made with my leagal right to bare arms.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-10-13 2:33 PM

I stopped reading at "his tax and spend policies..."

Taxes under Obama have been among the lowest in a half century. The rate of federal spending increase is the among the lowest of any president in modern times.

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gavinf56

Feb-10-13 3:38 PM

"The rate of federal spending increase is the among the lowest of any president in modern times." - Jerryfrom RI

Only if you credit the dramatic increase in FY 2009 spending to G.W. Bush and not President Obama. In order to do that one has to totally ignore the millions of dollars in increased spending that was inserted into the 2009 budget by Congressional Democrats and signed by President Obama and which was not requested by President Bush.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-10-13 3:52 PM

@gavinf56

There are lies,*****lies and statistics. For what it is worth, PolitiFact says that my statement is true.

The simply fact of the matter is that there is simply not a massive increase in federal spending under Obama, contrary to widely believed conservative narrative.

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JohnWilsonKlees

Feb-10-13 3:58 PM

JerryfromRI- I don't like your reasoning. Your just out to make hardworking rural Williamsportian people think less of themselves with your smartsy-*****y Obamerican slander. If you want the American dream how about you go live in New Zealand where it exist and leave these peoples opinions alone!

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gavinf56

Feb-10-13 3:59 PM

Yep, I understand what Politifact says, and I agree that historically a President isn't responsible for their first year in office budget/deficit as it is ordinarily passed by the prior administration before they come into office. That wasn't the case this time.

Whether the increase in spending is attributable to Bush or Obama depends on who you want to assign the 2009 budget increase to.

You say Bush, I say Obama.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-10-13 4:12 PM

@JohnWilsonKlees

I live in Cogan Station bud. I've lived here for years.

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enigma

Feb-10-13 4:14 PM

Buff,"I just read on the cbo website that the combined OASIDI trust is solvent until 2038, which is 25 years from now."

This is government hocus pocus. They are including what he government owes the trust fund as being in the trust fund. The problem with this is that the government does not have any way to pay this debt. To put it another way, our govenment loaned our money to us and will expect us to pay it back to ourselves, but that will kill the economy that we need in order to do that. Social Security is as broke as the government, which is 16Trillion dollars in debt broke. All this to say, we have less than no time to fix the problem and every day it gets worse.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-10-13 4:16 PM

@gavinf56

OK, without getting hung up on the one time stimulus spending, would you otherwise concede that the rate federal spending increase has been low as compared to other modern Presidents?

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gavinf56

Feb-10-13 4:31 PM

I am not talking about the stimulus spending, I am talking about the increased spending that was inserted into the 2009 budget by Congressional Democrats and signed by President Obama.

Yes, after the increased spending in the 2009 budget, President Obama's spending increases have been historically low. Now I am sure we will disagree as to who the low increases in spending are most attributable, President Obama or the austerity measures put forth by Congressional Republicans?

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JohnWilsonKlees

Feb-10-13 4:36 PM

-JerryfromRI Cogan Station is beautiful. I don't know how much longer it will remain so if Obama accomplishes his plan of destruction. The more I read man the more paranoid I’m becoming.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-10-13 4:39 PM

@JohnWilsonKlees

I never got a copy of the "plan of destruction". Perhaps you could share with us the details.

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JohnWilsonKlees

Feb-10-13 4:44 PM

-JerryfromRI Sorry mate, I meant to type Corbett not Obama.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-10-13 4:53 PM

@gavinf56

No disagreement there, Obama has gotten a lot less spending than he asked for. My hats off to House Republicans for this accomplishment.

I suppose history will judge if/how this historic halt to federal spending growth has impacted the recovery.

And furthermore, why did Republicans wait so long to reign in government spending? Why not do so in the 109th Congress when the GOP had majorities in both houses of Congress and controlled the Executive?

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JerryfromRI

Feb-10-13 4:59 PM

@JohnWilsonKlees

Dude, what are you talking about? The Governor does not have a plan of destruction.

I have another question for you also. Do you support ending marijuana prohibition?

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JohnWilsonKlees

Feb-10-13 5:15 PM

JerryfromRI-Ending Marijuana Prohibition? Prohibition would be news to me.I'm tokin' right now Jambroni.

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