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Obama: U.S. Stronger, But More To Be Done

Says lawmakers must cooperate to pass his agenda

February 13, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation’s middle class....

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TrollSlayer

Feb-13-13 12:22 AM

From the article "President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class."

Same "plan" as last term? Seriously? "Shovel ready" jobs again? Seriously? More spending? That's your "plan," Barry? SERIOUSLY?

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LogHog

Feb-13-13 3:18 AM

tax more,spend more,borrow more to spend even more by printing more...gee the best that could happen will be if congress doesn't do a thing...but if we get all the Govt. that we are paying for look out...one won't be able to take a breath without paying a tax for it.

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daWraith

Feb-13-13 6:34 AM

Stronger? North Korea SPIT IN HIS FACE on the DAY of the Union!!

Government cannot CREATE jobs, only GOVERNMENT JOBS, which takes 3-4 PRIVATE SECTOR jobs to pay for ONE government job.

Face it sycophants, Budget Bustin' Barry DOESN'T HAVE A CLUE!!!!

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TheRealityPolice

Feb-13-13 6:36 AM

OH, I hope the minimum wage DOES go up. I will be able to raise prices at my business even more so I can afford to pay employees a higher wage! Hmm, I might have to let some of them go, too because I won't be able to afford all the added costs (FICA, FUTA, SS, etc.) that go long with those higher wage. GOODY! Way to help the economy, Obama!

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intresting

Feb-13-13 6:55 AM

burp! Is this guy serious? What a failure.

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intresting

Feb-13-13 6:56 AM

Back in 2009, the president promised never to "rest" until the job situation was fixed. Nearly four years later, he's done a lot of resting.

According to The Weekly Standard, Pres. Obama has had 83 vacation days overall and Factcheck**** says he took 26 of those in 2009. That means the president has taken at least 57 vacation days since his vow not to "rest."

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intresting

Feb-13-13 7:00 AM

Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of.

"Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview to be broadcast tonight on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline."

"Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected."

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intresting

Feb-13-13 7:01 AM

When Obama entered office in January 2009 there were 31,939,110 Americans receiving food stamps. As of November 2012—the most recent data available—there were 47,692,896 Americans enrolled, an increase of 49.3 percent.

According to the 2011 census, Spain had a population of 46,815,916. Furthermore, between January 2009 and November 2012 the food stamp program added approximately an average 11,269 recipients per day.

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Gooseman

Feb-13-13 7:15 AM

WASHINGTON — The federal government reported a rare surplus for January and is on track to run the lowest annual deficit since President Barack Obama took office.

The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the government took in a surplus of $2.9 billion in January, helped by nearly $9 billion more in Social Security taxes. Last month Congress and the White House allowed a temporary cut in Social Security taxes to expire.

The monthly surplus was the first since September.

Through the first four months of the 2013 budget year, the deficit has grown $290.4 billion. That's nearly $60 billion lower than the same period a year ago.

Revenue through those four months is 12.4 percent higher compared with the same period last year, while spending has grown only 3.5 percent.

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Gooseman

Feb-13-13 7:17 AM

"When Obama entered office in January 2009 there were 31,939,110 Americans receiving food stamps. As of November 2012—the most recent data available—there were 47,692,896 Americans enrolled, an increase of 49.3 percent."

Seriously?

Gee ya think that this has anything to do with more folks needed assistance?

"U.S. employers shed 2.6 million jobs in 2008, the worst year since 1945, the government reported Friday, and a rapidly deteriorating economy promises more significant losses ahead.

The unemployment rate jumped to 7.2 percent in December, the highest since January 1993, up from 6.8 percent in November, the Labor Department said. More than 11 million Americans are now unemployed."

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daWraith

Feb-13-13 8:00 AM

Greecerman, for gawd's sake you IDIOT, they NEED ASSITANCE because of Barry's failed economy!

You are dummer than dirt!!!

Proof that Obama voters have a room temperature IQ!

I quadrupled the debt then I decrease spending 5%! OOOOH Barry the cost cutter, yeah boi!

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daWraith

Feb-13-13 8:03 AM

Obama version 2.0 “Everything will bypass an elected Congress and get done by executive order.”

How did that work out for Lisa Jackson??

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GETACLUE

Feb-13-13 8:17 AM

intresting....... Questions for ya. How many BABY BOOMERS retire every day? How many of them only have Social Security for retirement income and qualify for FOOD STAMPS? Finally please tell us how it feels to be LOW HANGING FRUIT!

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GETACLUE

Feb-13-13 8:21 AM

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE .... They deserve a VOTE!

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oldmansvan

Feb-13-13 8:27 AM

Bush, 800,000 jobs lost monthly,market trashed, deficit increased 1,300 billon yearly. This explains unemployment, food stamps and growing debt. These are the FACTS

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ShempH

Feb-13-13 8:51 AM

Actually I'm in agreement with the Pres. on several of his points, something I think most of America might be too. Unfortunately the GOP should not trust Barack at his word when making deals that lean in his direction. A man's word defines that person, Obama is not a man of his word and can not be trusted.

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ShempH

Feb-13-13 8:53 AM

Did I hear the Pres. use the term "Clean Technology" and China in the same sentence!

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TrollSlayer

Feb-13-13 8:53 AM

So “but BUSH!” is still the excuse for the hope and change failure. ugh...

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Shark88

Feb-13-13 9:23 AM

Do not be deceived....

And America did evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking The Almighty to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done.

For they also built them high places, and images and groves, on every high hill and under every green tree.

And there were also soddomittes in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out...

Yes, an agenda that is the path to he11.

4 more years to 'finish the job'.

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TrollSlayer

Feb-13-13 9:37 AM

Gooseplagiarizer, digging through a mountain of copy-dumped Obamacrap desperately seeking a nugget of corn.

“The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the government took in a surplus of $2.9 billion in January, helped by nearly $9 billion more in Social Security taxes.”

So when Obama RAISES SS TAXES on the middle class, resulting in $9 BILLION in additional “revenue” to prop up the SS Ponzi Scam a little longer, and the total suplus from that $9 BILLION TAX INCREASE is STILL only $2.9 BILLION, meaning we’re STILL $6.1 BILLION in the hole on everything else, that’s a GOOD thing? Higher taxes on the middle class and we’re STILL bleeding red ink?

Pathetic, Barry. WHERE'S THE BUDGET, BARRY?

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TrollSlayer

Feb-13-13 9:37 AM

Gooseplagiarizer “Through the first four months of the 2013 budget year, the deficit has grown $290.4 billion. That's nearly $60 billion lower than the same period a year ago.”

YOU LIE. According to US Treasury data, the National Debt at the end of FY 2012 was 30$16.0662 TRILLION, and at the end of January 2013 was $16.4338 TRILLION.

w ww.treasurydirect.g ov/govt/reports/pd/mspd/mspd.htm

So the REAL Obama deficit in the first four months of FY 2013 was $367.6 TRILLION. At that rate, we’re on track for ANOTHER TRILLION DOLLAR PLUS ANNUAL OBAMADEFICIT.

Make up all the fake “hopey-changey” numbers you want, libbies. The FACTS are your Failure in Chief is on track for another four years of same-old same old. Pathetic, Barry. Now PASS A RESPONSIBLE BUDGET, BARRY.

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TrollSlayer

Feb-13-13 9:41 AM

Correction: So the REAL Obama deficit in the first four months of FY 2013 was $367.6 BILLION.

And that's an improvement, Barry? Seriously? That’s what you get when you elect a President who hasn’t signed a federal budget bill in FOUR YEARS. Now GET TO WORK and PRODUCE A BUDGET, BARRY.

And get your "facts" in order, Gooseplagiarizer.

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TrollSlayer

Feb-13-13 9:51 AM

Gooseplagiarizer “’When Obama entered office in January 2009 there were 31,939,110 Americans receiving food stamps. As of November 2012—the most recent data available—there were 47,692,896 Americans enrolled, an increase of 49.3 percent.’ Seriously? Gee ya think that this has anything to do with more folks needed assistance?”

Duh! Gee ya think FOUR YEARS OF HOPE AND CHANGE did ANYTHING to fix that economic disaster?

So it’s four more years of Obama failure, but whining “but BUSH!” STILL makes that failure excusable?

WHERE ARE THE JOBS, BARRY? Pathetic.

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Thebudman

Feb-13-13 9:53 AM

Fact Checked:

Obama said the Affordable Care Act "is helping to slow the growth of health care costs." It may be helping, but the slower growth for health care spending began in 2009, before the law was enacted, and is due at least partly to the down economy.

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Thebudman

Feb-13-13 9:54 AM

Fact Checked:

The president claimed that "both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion." But that's only an estimate of deficit reduction through fiscal year 2022, and it would be lower if the White House used a different starting point.

Beelzebub lied!

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