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Sun. 4:21pm: No movement: Lawmakers dig in heels on debt crisis

January 6, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders today showed no signs of emerging from their corners to resolve the next step in the financial crisis, with Democrats still talking about higher taxes on the......

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 6:28 PM

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a Sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. ...Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here'. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and Grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." ---SENATOR barakus obamus, march 2006.

he has raised the ceiling 4 times since beginning president. by his own words he is a complete and utter failure. LOL

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 6:38 PM

"Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers. Enlarge This Image

Particularly vulnerable to the high rates are small businesses and people who do not have employer-provided insurance and must buy it on their own....."

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 6:41 PM

"Aetna is proposing rate increases of as much as 22 percent, Anthem Blue Cross 26 percent and Blue Shield of California 20 percent for some of those policy holders, according to the insurers’ filings with the state for 2013. These rate requests are all the more striking after a 39 percent rise sought by Anthem Blue Cross in 2010 helped give impetus to the law, known as the Affordable Care Act, which was passed the same year and will not be fully in effect until 2014.

In other states, like Florida and Ohio, insurers have been able to raise rates by at least 20 percent for some policy holders. The rate increases can amount to several hundred dollars a month."---nytimes

LOL! the obamanator strikes again! believe me america, pass my new healthcare trillion dollar law and not only will you not have to pay for it, but your insurance rates will go down.....I PROMISE!

LOL

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FamilyGuy

Jan-06-13 7:38 PM

obama gave virtually zero in spending cuts while extracting significantly higher tax rates on the successful achievers of our nation.

Republicans just agreed like a bunch of bobble head dolls.

Happy New Year.

obama then blatantly declared that he will not debate any spending cuts in the up coming debt ceiling deliberations.

Republicans appear to be just agreeing like a bunch of bobble head dolls again. Don't want to spook the markets, you know. Just re-up the credit card.

Anybody want to bet how many real spending cuts will occur when the Fiscal Cliff extension comes due?

In reality, Beltway Republicans like big spending almost as much as obama.

Result, even more taxes,even more spending, even more debt. Even less money in the private sector for jobs.

Anyone want to bet on how long it will be before the Feds come after our 401(k)s and our IRAs?

No wonder the Feds want to confiscate American's guns first.

This will not end well.

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AFRET1

Jan-06-13 7:44 PM

"...Democrats still talking about higher taxes...". And Obama has already stated publicly that cuts in domestic spending will not be on the table. When will this end?! Four more years - if you supported this President, I hope you like what your getting.

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DefeatSBB5

Jan-06-13 7:57 PM

" . . . to get the president to deal with the biggest problem confronting our future, and that's our excessive spending . . ."

So start with wateful defense spending, Mitch!

20% off the top immediately would be a good place to begin!

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DefeatSBB5

Jan-06-13 7:58 PM

" . . . to get the president to deal with the biggest problem confronting our future, and that's our excessive spending . . ."

We ought to be able to save a ton of money now that our enemies have been vanquished and there are little or no threats out there to our freedom!

Take out the axe, Mitch!

You can do it!

So start with wateful defense spending, Mitch!

20% off the top immediately would be a good place to begin!

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 8:12 PM

Signed the NDAA into law - making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial. Initiated, and personally oversees a 'Secret Kill List'. Waged war on Libya without congressional approval. Started a covert, drone war in Yemen. Escalated the proxy war in Somalia. Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan. Maintained a presence in Iraq even after "ending" the war. Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan. Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries.

Sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia. Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia. Opened a military base in Chile. Touted nuclear power, even after the disaster in Japan. Opened up deepwater oil drilling, even after the BP disaster. Did a TV commercial promoting "clean coal". Defended body scans and pat-downs at airports. Signed the Patriot Act extension into law. Deported a modern-record 1.5 million immigrants. Continued Bush's rendition program.....

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 8:13 PM

..whats that equal up to???

Noble peace prize baby!

BWAHAHAH!

obammy is the biggest joke in the history of american govt. LOLOL

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 8:15 PM

and democrats thought obammy was just gonna raise taxes on those nasty 1%ers.LOLOL

s.uckers!

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 8:23 PM

resistance....did you see this?

[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]

[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

[H.J. Res. 15 Introduced in House (IH)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session

H. J. RES. 15 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 8:24 PM

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 4, 2013 Mr. Serrano introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________

JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 8:44 PM

a bill like this has been tried to be pushed thru before, but they have failed.

i gottsa bad feeling about this one though. LOL

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 10:38 PM

defeatsbb5...there is a huge difference between defense spending and military spending.

i dont think you want to cut our defense spending in the immediate do you? i mean, we owe alot of big countries alot of big money. defense spending is fairly important right now.

military spending, however, is different. close all military bases around the globe in foriegn lands. we dont need them anymore. bring all our brave soldiers in foriegn lands home and end the bankers wars. those 2 things alone would save hundreds of billions if not more.

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 10:54 PM

Title II, in the new fiscal cliff bill that was passed, includes an almost word for word copy of a Max Baucus(DEMOCRAT) bill(the family and buisness tax cut certainty act of 2012) from earlier this summer.

what is that bill? it is a shady bill that grants huindreds of millions of dollars, maybe billions, in corporate tax credits. LOL! obammy fought for and had it put in the fiscal cliff bill. of course, republicans werent going to argue. LOL

who do these tax credits extend to? CITI, goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, GE, morgan stanley....and other big corporations.

in the ned, washington gets to spend more, corporations and banks get to pay LESS, and we the people are getting taxed more.

you democrats are disgusting.

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unitedfortruth

Jan-06-13 10:57 PM

dont believe it?

youtube:

GE and Citi Bank Get Huge Tax Breaks Out of Cliff Deal, reality check

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AFRET1

Jan-06-13 11:18 PM

united - I agree with almost every word you type, BUT one. Having served for over 20 years, I strongly feel that we need a presence in some, emphasis on "some", countries. Doing so allows us to stage our resources, e.g., aircraft, in locations where they can be launched to counter an aggressor in virtually minutes. Yes, we waste billions having a presence in countries whre no military advantage is realized, but again, being geographically located near a potential confrontation is paramount to winning or neutralizing a threat.

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unitedfortruth

Jan-07-13 8:01 AM

afret...i understand that. believe me, i do. however, 1. we cant afford it anymore. im not at all talking cutting defense, as it is very important we are more than able to defend ourselves from outside attacks.

but also 2. staging our military around the globe is being looked at as an act of aggression, not defense. i agree with that.

the reason i agree with that is i wonder how i would feel if china and russia put troops in canda and mexico by the tens of thousands just in case?

we all want peace. since our founding we, the United States have been the A-Team...the go to country...the Big Dog. I think if we brought all of our troops home from overseas, we'd once again be acting like it.

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Ihateusblues

Jan-07-13 8:55 AM

The problem is unwillingness for compromise. It's simply because Obama is president. Our country is under attack and it's from within our own government. If John Kerry or Al Gore were president, NONE of this would have happened. Remember, the PRIMARY focus of the republican party was to make Obama a one term president. They failed so now they want to hold America hostage. This is an ugly revelation of what EVERY "first" African american in history had to go through. Strong opposition. Hank Aaron had death threats if he were to break Babe Ruth's record, Jack Johnson had death threats if he were to become world champion. Nobody want to become a "first" because they are the prototype and trailblazer forging a path for others to inspire or follow. Obama is bi-racial but that's still "bad" enough.

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AnarchoCapitalist

Jan-07-13 10:27 AM

I'm watching a very interesting documentary right now and thought I'd share it with everyone. There is definitely an agenda being played out, and we're all caught up in it. Some by choice, but most don't even realize it exists. Very very sad.

AGENDA: Grinding America Down (Full Movie) (FREE to watch for a limited time)

h ttp://vimeo. com/52009124

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Marmel

Jan-07-13 11:04 AM

There goes hate again. Strait off his talking points issued every morning. “Obama has all the answers yet can’t get nothing done and it is not his fault”. It is time, hate, to hold leaders accountable. He is the president and this is his job. Your guys have had control for six years now! How long can you logically keep passing the buck. You are to the point of sounding ridiculous. “Compromise” Obama has hardly moved. Where are the spending cuts??????

The racial BS is childish. If one comprehended the issue’s they wouldn’t believe this. When one doesn’t understand b/c they believe the warm & fuzzy “I love the middleclass” BS, they use simplistic reasoning and blame something they can understand.

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Ihateusblues

Jan-07-13 1:39 PM

Marmel, you and I tread different paths in life. As a minority in this wonderful country there are things that I will notice more than you will (assuming that you are not a minority). I never saw this much hostility towards a president in my life. It all became noticeable when Sarah Palin and John McCain were running for office. The campaign trail was more of a mob. There were the extreme measures that people have taken such as...not allowing kids any halloween candy if they supported Obama, people not allowed in parking spaces, voter intimidation, fake assaults (remember Ashley Todd?) All of this happened in 2008. So politics aside on this discussion. I'm calling it as I see it. Voter supression IGNITED the Obama supporters and the republican attempts backfired. It actually played in our favor.

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Marmel

Jan-07-13 2:17 PM

Hostility? The left was making movies about assassinating bush. They were burning his body in effigy. They gave an award to a painting of Bush with a gun to the back of his head. No my friend you have seen it before but before it was OK.

Second, the hostility has nothing to do with his color. It has to do with what you apparently know nothing about. Freedom, liberty, our future. Taking over GM, Healthcare. Religious freedom. Redistribution. Punishing success and rewarding complacency and laziness. Picking winners and losers. It has to do with the fast and furious cover-up, the Benghazi cover-up. The backroom deals. Regulating the coal industry out of business, 23 million under or unemployed. A recovery that is taking us over a fiscal cliff.

You have no idea what is going on, you’re a follower, part of a whole, not an individual.

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Marmel

Jan-07-13 2:18 PM

The race card is played out. Come up with another excuse for the failures of blacks and liberals.

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Ihateusblues

Jan-07-13 3:38 PM

I highly doubt that a Harvard Grad was a failure. I'm glad you typed that remark. Now that I know your true colors, your remarks will no longer offend me. How many confederate flags do you have?

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