The headline reads:
Obama challenges Republicans to keep tax cuts for middle class
But buried in the article is this little gem:
Some democrats oppose any extension
So, the bigger question is why isn't all of the democrats on board with this proposal?
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So much for Obama saying that he wouldn't be raising taxes on middle class families to pay for health care, to quote him from a campaign speech in 2008.
true dat. Say hello to Obama's "Read My Lips" moment with the American middle class voters.
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Chief Justice Roberts wrote, "The Court does not express any opinion on the wisdom of the Affordable Care Act. Under the Constitution, that judgment is reserved to the people."
Justice Roberts gave, in code, all voting middle class Americans their marching orders. In November, if we don't want government taxing us for our healthcare, we'd had damn well better vote Obama and every democrat lawmaker who initially voted for Obamacare out of office so America can get this bad law repealed.
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This is actually bad news for Obama. He is now "The One" who presides over the largest tax increase in the history of the world. With the wildly unpopular Obamacare -- 2/3's of the voters want it repealed -- he's going to be losing votes hand over fist.
Since no provision was included in the original ACA calling for a federal fine (i.e., a tax), it now goes back and new legislation will have to be passed in the Congress to make this all work. That ain't gonna happen with this House of Representatives.
It'll be interesting to see how many democrats will start coming out against Obamacare in this election given anyone who supports it will be labeled as supporting massive tax increases.
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So the SCOTUS upheld the section that should scare citizen and visitor alike: Papers, please! (The nice well-armed uniformed representative of the police state requests)
Pure nonsense. Legal aliens in this country are required to carry documentation at all times. It's even printed on the Green Card.
In other words, the SC just reiterated the already required rules on the books for legal residents. It's just part of the responsibility for being a legal resident alien of this nation. When I lived in Japan I had to follow the same requirements and carry my gaikokujin card on me at all times. It's called showing your respect to the nation that has allowed you to live in their country; which is one of the reason's why I detest illegals, period. They have no respect for the U.S.; a nation they claim they want to join.
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the top U.S. court unanimously upheld the statute’s ... requirement that police officers check the immigration status of people they stop, even for minor offenses such as jay-walking
That decision alone makes this ruling a win-win for my country. Thank you, SC.
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Citing documents filed with U.S. regulators, the Post said Bain Capital, the firm Romney founded and headed for 15 years, invested in companies that led in establishing call centers and manufacturing facilities in other countries.
If WaPo had bothered to do just bit of checking it would have discovered Bain has offices in every part of the world; investing in businesses hardly means they have the prerogative to dictate where they do business.
It's total BS by WaPo to say Bain moved jobs overseas. They expanded overseas just like Ford, GM, Coca Cola and thousands of other American industries.
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they should tread very carefully on trying to run with this story. There are many more cases out there where Obama has taken money from big campaign contributors while their companies ships jobs overseas.
True, dat. This could (and probably will) turn into another exploding cigar moment for those running the campaign for "The One".
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“We need a president who will fight for American jobs and fight for American manufacturing. That’s what my plan will do, that’s why I am running for a second term as president of the United States.”
More Americans are out of work in 2012 than in 2009. Heh. Yep, a real "fight for American jobs".
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This is an admission by Obama that there is something to hide; otherwise there would be no reason not to cooperate with the investigation.
Hopefully, the committee will investigate why Obama would need to invoke executive privilege if he claims the first he heard about F&F was on the news.
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The vote followed a decision by Obama ... to assert ... executive privilege ... in order to protect the confidentiality of the documents.
So much for Obama's campaign promise to have the most transparent administration evah.
Just words. Just speeches.
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Just looked at polling the last 2 days since Obama made his announcement on illegals. Heh, apparently his disapproval ratings have gone up.
Oh, my. not another exploding cigar.
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Obama is pandering to Hispanics to boost undocumented democrat voting numbers. They cannot win elections without voter fraud and this is another example of many. This is clearly usurpation of Congress and unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that Congress has plenary power over immigration, pursuant to Article 1, Section 8.
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People either lack the understanding of how the Constitution work or are just so in love with Obama that he can do no wrong in their eyes.
True dat. A President cannot just go out and make his own rules. Looks like some people never heard of checks and balances. According to the law, Congress has 30 days to challenge an EO. Gotta a feeling this one is not going to pass the smell test.
The people are left with a dysfunction government.
Oh, I know this Congress won't call out The One for his abuses of power. It's up to We The People to send this administration on a permanent vacation next January.
Look at all the people who bought Obama's "hope and change."
Yeah. P.T. Barnum was correct. Only this time around Obama now has to defend his dismal record while in office. Blaming Mr. Bush, the EU, the republicans, FOX News, the weather, etc., for his ineffectiveness ain't going to wash with voters in November.
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The role of the President of the United States is to faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress. He is stating that he refuses to do what the Constitution states that he must do. This is the definition of an Imperial Presidency.
Sounds more like the definition of an article of impeachment for dereliction of duty.
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Another day, another mass shooting in the canada. Of course, some people will come on here and claim that the guy is a security employee so, no there's no issue of gun violence in this case.
Shame that people would take a callous "nothing to see here. Move along, folks" stance at their deaths.
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Saint Reagan back in '86 gave amnesty to undocumented aliens
Pure nonsense. Unlike The One, Mr. Reagan did not unilaterally issue that amnesty. It was the result of a law passed by both the House and Senate.
For those who obviously don't know how the U.S. government works, according to our Constitution, the executive branch enforces laws passed by the legislative branch. The executive branch does not make laws. The lap dogs within the MSM keep saying/writing over and over that Obama's was a constitutional scholar back in the day. Heh, seems like he should be aware of this little factoid.
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From USAToday, July 11, 2011:
President Obama told Hispanics today he is with them on overhauling the nation's immigration laws -- but he won't use executive orders to alter the law on things such as deportations.
"Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own," Obama told members of a National Council of La Raza conference who shouted back, "Yes, you can! Yes, you can!"
"That's not how our democracy functions," Obama responded. "That's not how our Constitution is written."
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Another attempt by Obama to by-pass Congress and rule this country by executive fiat. If anything, trying to placate minorities to win their votes just proves how desperate the administration is about the upcoming election.
But this might turn into yet another exploding cigar moment for Team Obama. Allowing 800,000 illegals to compete for jobs in our sagging workforce that Obama created isn't going to help The One get re-elected. Unemployment figures by the BLS show young blacks and Hispanic youths who're in this country legally hovers around 25 percent. Pretty sure folks eligible to vote in those demographics are not going to be very happy about Obama allowing nearly 1 million people living here illegally to vie for jobs a shrinking U.S. labor market.
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The spin doctors in the White House employ are feverishly spinning here in the States but there aren't many ways to interpret this gaffe. Saying the private sector is "doing fine" is going to come across to many Americans as either callous or out of touch. His going off teleprompter at a faux news conference gives middle class voters another glimpse into Obama's confused way of thinking.
Even the flip side of his statement can't be spun in his favor. Wisconsinites just rejected a call for more from government and other unions.
Things are not going well for the liberals Dear Leader. This does not come as a surprise. Sycophants can cover for him up to a point but sooner or later the house of cards comes tumbling down. That is what the entire world is now witnessing: Obama's implosion.
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Remember when the leftists were lining up to call Mr. McCain out of touch when he said the fundamentals of the economy were strong in 2008, then reversed himself?
Now the allegedly savvy and intelligent Obama has done the same thing - first saying that the private sector is doing fine, then changing his mind.
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Falling back on his repeated warning of “headwinds” from Europe
How many times has Obama blamed his failures on ‘headwinds’? The U.S. economy, the Summer(s) of Recovery, the Middle East, Mr. Bush, rising gas prices, soaring energy costs, the republican Congress, the Arab spring; the list goes on and on.
What was this press conference for anyway? The One hasn't a clue.
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Romney seized on Obama’s “doing fine” description of the private sector jobs situation, calling him “a president that is out of touch.”
Great to see Romney attack that point; proving once and for all The One is delusional.
Mark this date on your calendar as the day Obama lost the election.
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Time for all good liberals who are devoted to Obama to make up this deficit The One is experiencing. After all, George Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Bon Jovi, et. al., have just so much money to give to him. Come on, folks, step up to the plate and help your Messiah. Don't spare a penny/yen/franc, etc. He needs all your income for his political jihad against the eeeeeeeevil republicans.
Operators are standing by to take down your bank account(s) information so present and future earnings can be automatically transferred into the Obama for Re-election Campaign Committee coffers. Don't wait. Call now. Spread your wealth by helping Barack. You will never know how much it'll mean to him.
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