Would you like to see a delusional man? Look no further than President Barack Obama in a recent interview with ABC. Republicans have been slamming the President for being out-of-touch. Considering that unemployment is above 9%, the economy is, at best, extremely rocky and volatile, and yet Mr. and Mrs. Obama spend millions pushing their own agenda, Mr. Obama should probably tone down his rhetoric.
However, in this new interview, the President dials up his ego to extreme heights. Here are just a few excerpts:
Reporter: And the other question I have is it seems as though sometimes your pitch, or the White House pitch, is you’re almost a victim in this. You’re not responsible when you have gotten so much past. I just wonder if you think that’s effective to say, “it’s those mean Republicans who are blocking me,” when you’ve really gotten a lot done?
Obama: Well, what we’ve gotten done I’m enormously proud of and it’s making a difference…
Obama on what he has done as President:
Obama: I believe all the choices we’ve made have been the right ones.
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If you were asked to guess, what area of the United States would you say has the highest average income? New York City? Los Angeles? Silicon Valley? Well, would you believe that it is actually the Washington D.C. area? Median household income in the region is $84,523, which is the highest in the nation. One of the biggest reasons for this are the huge salaries being pulled down by federal employees in the Washington D.C. area. According to the latest numbers, the average federal employee in the D.C. area brings in total compensation worth more than $126,000 a year. Of course members of Congress are even doing far better than that.
Most of the members of Congress are millionaires, and somehow the vast majority of our politicians leave Washington D.C. far wealthier than when they arrived. So if you want to live the high life, you might want to move to the Washington D.C. area. Our “representatives” in Congress and the bureaucrats that work for the federal government are swimming in cash, and it is all at our expense.
Ron Paul said Wednesday that “the budget threat and the domestic economy is the biggest threat to our national security.”
He also accused his Republican opponents as having “a lack of understanding of economics” in response to Newt Gingrich’s charge that his plan to cut defense spending was “suicidally stupid.”
“Just think of how the economy brought the Soviets down on their knees,” Paul said during an interview on Fox News. “They had all the military power they wanted but economically it was unsustainable and their empire collapsed so I would say that he is looking at the wrong problem and besides it’s wrong to equate military spending with defense. I don’t want to cut defense I want a better defense, a stronger defense but I want to defend this country.”
Paul released his comprehensive economic plan Tuesday, which included a 15 percent cut to the defense budget and an end to all foreign aid, amongst $1 trillion in overall cuts that included the elimination of five cabinet-level agencies. The Texas congressman said that there was “a big difference between defending this country and spending endlessly.”
“I think it shows a lack of understanding of economics if they think that they can spend money endlessly, that the budget doesn’t matter, and that you can run up these deficits. We are in the midst of a worldwide sovereign debt crisis and we better come to realize how serious it is,” Paul said.
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Credit Unions Cashing In On Banks Charging Debit Card Fees
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:25:12 PM by Libloather
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On CNN’s Newsroom this afternoon, anchor Brooke Baldwin observed that at last night’s GOP debate, Rick Perry kept referring to fellow candidate Herman Cain as “brother.” “Did you notice that while you were watching?” Baldwin asked her audience, replaying Perry’s comments.
PERRY: “Herman, I love you, brother, but let me tell you something, you don’t need to have a big analysis to figure this thing out…At the end of the week, I’m going to be laying out a plan that clearly — I’ll bump plans with you, brother, and we’ll see who has the best idea about how you get this country working again.”
I counted two there. Seriously! Let me know,” Baldwin exclaimed. “And here is what a Perry spokesperson said, ‘He is a friendly fellow. He uses that kind of language. And he views all those folks on stage as colleagues, as fellow Republicans and he speaks accordingly.’”
Baldwin questioned CNN political correspondent Mark Preston over Perry’s use of the term.
“As I was watching last night, I definitely made note of that,” Baldwin said. “And I’m sure you did as well.”
“Sure, it’s certainly something the Perry campaign does not want to be talking about right now,” responded Preston. “They want to talk about what they think was a very strong performance for the Texas Governor. We have to be very careful not to characterize what he was saying. They are saying that he meant nothing by that and in fact he’s not racist and what have you. It would be interesting to see what happens if Herman Cain is asked that question and if Herman Cain decides that he doesn’t have a problem with it, then I do think the issue is dead, Brooke.”
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When it comes to prosecuting the lead players involved in the fraudulent financial activities that have led to the destruction of our economy, the Obama Administration, loaded with Wall Street campaign contributions and led by major financial firm operatives such as Tim Geithner and Bill Daley, has delivered empty rhetoric and minimal action. In the absence of leadership on this critical issue, it may come down to a new proposed OccupyWallStreet Department of Justice Working Group to restore the rule of law. The proposed group will feature members such as Bill Black, a man who has a strong track record of successfully prosecuting and jailing bankers during the S&L crisis. In this video, David DeGraw joins Bill Black on the Dylan Ratigan Show to discuss the “epidemic of fraud” and the people who need to be held personally responsible for the destruction of our economic system. – AmpedStatus
Dominant Social Theme: We need to use the might of the US, its terrific RICO laws and the dedicated servants of intelligence agencies to bring justice to the American people.