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Spending, Obama style

June 28, 2013

The arrogance of Barack Obama is becoming more and more evident and is even starting to be disconcerting to his fawning supporters in the media....

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MrShaman

Jun-28-13 5:29 AM

"His "fundamental transformation of America" has finally revealed itself as a plan to create a permanent underclass dependent on government for everything and enslaved to the handout, voting for the party of the dole since there is no other option left." - Samuel Johns

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I thought Dick Armey & the Koch Brothers had pretty-much SAVED your "sainted" 1%ers/high-roller$...you know, that private-little-club within which YOU'LL (eventually) gain membership??? What more do you WANT...for the government to pay your MEMBERSHIP-FEE???? Have you tried BEGGING the 1%ers/high-roller$ to finance your boot-strap up-grade? They've "always" seemed the charitable-types!!

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MrShaman

Jun-28-13 5:33 AM

"He deserves a rest a permanent rest." - Samuel Johns

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I'm sure the Secret Service & F.B.I. would appreciate your input, on that one.

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Garben78

Jun-28-13 5:37 AM

Impeach Michelle and her husband

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Premier

Jun-28-13 5:38 AM

Maybe not but the majority of Americans will be in the streets celebrating the day he's out of office.

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Ritty77

Jun-28-13 5:53 AM

Good letter.

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Tedeaux

Jun-28-13 6:23 AM

There is no doubt that $100 million for travel is a little excessive, but where the American tax payer is about to take it in the shorts is when the President comes back to Washington with a fist full of foreign aid request that will cost us billions on of dollars.

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CHayes

Jun-28-13 6:24 AM

I am obliged to observe that I sure don't recall the letter writer, NOR any of the commenters that support this letter, ever complaining one iota, when the previous inhabitant of the White House SHATTERED THE RECORD for amount of vacation spent by a President. He almost surpassed the previous record holder (President Reagan) IN HIS FIRST TERM. Yet not a peep by any of these people that have suddenly become so concerned about the movements of the POTUS.

How curious.

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CHayes

Jun-28-13 6:33 AM

If I were a Republican this morning, I'd be more concerned that conservative Justices just gutted the popular Voting Rights Act, voted to uphold DOMA and Prop 8 the next day (unsuccessfully fortunately), and today the Republican House is getting ready to throw immigration reform under the bus.

Whats that they say about exhibiting the same behaviors over and over again and expecting a different outcome?

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CitizenQ

Jun-28-13 7:14 AM

For someone who claims he doesn't frequently bring up the past administration, Mr. Hayes sure does a lot of referring back to the past administration. I just can't understand the mindset of people who disagreed with what was done in the past, but believe it's ok to continue what they thought was wrong just because of the "they did it, so why shouldn't we" mentality. If your opinion is that it was wrong then, it's just as wrong now. Maybe even more so since positive growth is learning from past mistakes.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-28-13 7:44 AM

Hayes: and today the Republican House is getting ready to throw immigration reform under the bus.

In 2007 I seem to recall the democratically controlled house rejecting the largest immigration reform since 1986.

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CHayes

Jun-28-13 7:47 AM

" For someone who claims he doesn't frequently bring up the past administration, Mr. Hayes sure does a lot of referring back to the past administration."

And I'll say this again, not only is it my right as an American citizen posting on a political message board to mention political figures pith past and present, but its also my right to call out hypocrisy.

Anyone ever notice how the right SQUEALS whenever someone mentions the name of a guy they enthusiastically supported TWICE is bright up?

" I just can't understand the mindset of people who disagreed with what was done in the past, but believe it's ok to continue what they thought was wrong"

President Obama has not come close to shattering the record for Presidential vacations. And for the record, I am not opposed to Presidential travel.

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CHayes

Jun-28-13 7:54 AM

" In 2007 I seem to recall the democratically controlled house rejecting the largest immigration reform since 1986"

It wasn't just Democrats that opposed the 2007 bill. EVERYONE opposed it.

This is a completely different situation. Here we have a bill with broad bipartisan support written by Democrats and Republicans working together that passed the Senate with 68 votes. The 2007 bill never made it out of the Senate.

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CMReeder

Jun-28-13 7:59 AM

What a bunch of bs from the ill informed right wing machine. All the right has is whine, they have become pathetic.

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spike2

Jun-28-13 7:59 AM

OMG - what will you do if Hillary wins in 2016? Where's the candidate who can beat her? The hamster wheel starts again next year. Going to be very interesting!

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MrShaman

Jun-28-13 8:00 AM

"There is no doubt that $100 million for travel is a little excessive, but where the American tax payer is about to take it in the shorts is when the President comes back to Washington with a fist full of foreign aid request that will cost us billions on of dollars." - Tedeaux

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Yeah, that (nearly) 1% "BREAKS OUR BANK", every time.

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See:

Five Myths About Foreign Aid

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CHayes

Jun-28-13 8:01 AM

Also Gysgt, I was just reading an article this morning that quoted many members of the Republican leadership in the House. They won't even consider it.

As I said, if I were a Republican, I would be a little more concerned this morning with alienating immigrants for another couple decades than Presidential vacations. This is a watershed bill that the House just got handed, and if they refuse to even consider it, let's just say, they'll pay a horrific political price for it.

The Republican party is going for the trifecta this week. They've managed to p@$% off women with the deal in TX, gay people and supporters of marriage equality by their SC votes and the reaction to the decision, and now they're going after immigrants.

More of the same.

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CHayes

Jun-28-13 8:02 AM

Actually I almost forgot what they did to the Voting Rights Act. They hit the trifecta a couple days ago, now they're shooting for the quadrafecta.

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-28-13 8:04 AM

The 2007 Legislation was similar to the legislation being presented now. The consensus of the democrats at the time was to kill the bill until after the 2008 election in hopes to having full control so they could get exactly what they wanted. Then along came healthcare reform and immigration was placed on the back burner. BOTH sides of the aisles are guilty of exactly what you are accusing the GOP of doing. Immigration Reform is nothing more than a method to broaden the Hispanic voter base. Period.

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CHayes

Jun-28-13 8:05 AM

" OMG - what will you do if Hillary wins in 2016? Where's the candidate who can beat her?"

I think Antonio Villaraigosa could beat her.Problem for the Republicans is he's a Democrat.

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MrShaman

Jun-28-13 8:15 AM

"I am obliged to observe that I sure don't recall the letter writer, NOR any of the commenters that support this letter, ever complaining one iota, when the previous inhabitant of the White House SHATTERED THE RECORD for amount of vacation spent by a President. He almost surpassed the previous record holder (President Reagan) IN HIS FIRST TERM. Yet not a peep by any of these people that have suddenly become so concerned about the movements of the POTUS.

How curious." - CHayes

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Hey...most people couldn't resist that title of "good Americans" (back, then), when asked to bend-over for Lil' Dumbya. Besides...you're suggesting what...that giving the 1%ers/high-roller$ tax-cuts...right BEFORE "pulling-the-pin" on WAR...might have been a "mistake"??!!! Those folks were "merely" trying to make a "few" buck$, with their defen$e-indu$try inve$tment$. I'm "sure" the timing (of those tax-cuts) was merely a "coincidence

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GysgtUSMC

Jun-28-13 8:16 AM

The House will end up passing their own version that gets rejected by the Senate democrats and once again nothing will get done. I don't think you can point out guilt to one side of the aisle. In my opinion both sides are guilty of creating gridlock. The "it's my way, or the highway" mentality of both sides is the reason nothing gets done. Oh and btw, there is an adobe file online that outlines all the points of this legislation and I have to say there are a lot of issues I raise as a citizen, not to mention the cost associated with it. Before people jump on the band wagon they might want to read it and get the facts; unlike healthcare reform.

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MrShaman

Jun-28-13 8:17 AM

....after DICK Cheney changed his mind about "getting Saddam".

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See:

Cheney Predicts Iraqi Quagmire In 1994 (YouTube)

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CHayes

Jun-28-13 8:22 AM

" The 2007 Legislation was similar to the legislation being presented now."

In many respects yes, but it also had a "guest worker" program that many people found offensive.

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MrShaman

Jun-28-13 8:22 AM

If I were a Republican this morning, I'd be more concerned that conservative Justices just gutted the popular Voting Rights Act, voted to uphold DOMA and Prop 8 the next day (unsuccessfully fortunately), and today the Republican House is getting ready to throw immigration reform under the bus.

Whats that they say about exhibiting the same behaviors over and over again and expecting a different outcome?" - CHayes

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Hmmmmmmmmm...a Black-President was RE-elected....and, now we're looking at the FIRST WOMAN-PRESIDENT, in 2016.

You don't think THOSE might be the "different outcomes" they were expecting??

Maybe, not.....

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SteelerFan

Jun-28-13 8:25 AM

'What a bunch of bs from the ill informed right wing machine. All the right has is whine, they have become pathetic.'

Pithy

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