Wow. Can't say that she will have my attention any more than her husband
and his failed policies will have my vote.
Isn't it sad that Democracy for the Republican party has turned to this:Hoping voter turnout is small.Hoping a handful of billionaires
fund their campaign.Hoping that their candidate for President can avoid
giving any real details about his "plans" because they are just that
poorly respected.Hoping their candidate for Vice President can get through
a day without flat out lying to the face of American voters.Those
who believe this is the party of the middle class are sorely mistaken.
America is better off then 4 yrs ago? Hmmm All I remember that for two years the
people on Social Security and the civil service retirees didn't get a cost
of living increase even though the prices of things were going up and up. The
health insurance rates and Medicare rates were raised with nothing to offset the
hike. This resulted in the Social Security and civil service retirees in
getting a pay cut. This started many retirees on a downward spiral and many
could not even afford to buy food. Many are going without the medications they
need because they can’t afford them. Finally, they got a 3.5 percent cost
of living increase, but that doesn't even equal to 1.17 percent per year.
To add insult to injury, the prices of Medicare and other health insurance
skyrocketed so that 1.17 percent doesn't equal to anything. Some retirees
actually got another pay cut. No, I don't think any of the seniors are
better off; in fact many are much worse off than they were four years ago.
Michelle is a class act all round, and the obama family is right on the mark
when it comes to exemplifying family values.
@Serenity"All I remember that for two years the people on Social
Security and the civil service retirees didn't get a cost of living
increase even though the prices of things were going up and up...Finally, they
got a 3.5 percent cost of living increase, but that doesn't even equal to
1.17 percent per year"Inflation averaged 1.8% a year under
Obama. It's really not much of a difference, plus, are you a conservative?
Because I thought conservatives wanted us to get spending/entitlements under
control, so what the heck do you all think you all will do to social security if
you aren't willing to raise taxes?
Four years ago, I had a nest egg, and my business was stable if not really going
gung-ho. Now, My house is in jeopardy, I'm living from hand to mouth, and
wondering where the next bite may come from. furthermore, I have been hit with
the biggest tax increase that I have ever seen (The Affordable Health Care Bill)
NO I am not abetter off than I was 4 years ago!
"All I remember that for two years the people on Social Security and the
civil service retirees didn't get a cost of living increase even though the
prices of things were going up and up."And the calculations used
to justify any increases.... Bush era policies - not Obama. But we will ignore
that, now won't we.All I can say is the months leading into the
transition from Bush to Obama - over 800,000 jobs a month lost. Let me put that
another way. Eight Hundred Thousand a Month. Stock market - down
40%. Home prices falling. Banks needed rescue. American manufacturing in
collapse.MD - not surprised. Why listen to what the other side has
to say, directly from them. That would be.... logical, and we know logic has
nothing to do with this election. It is pure emotion... and we got lots of
All I know is that in the past four years my pay check hasn't doubled, but
the gas prices sure have!
Tips for Michelle for her big speech....1. Don't mention
anything about unemployment (23 straight months over 8%)2. Don't
mention anything about the 6 trillion your husband added to the national debt3. Don't mention anything about the credit downgrade4. Don't
mention anything about more folks on food stamps than ever before5.
Don't mention anything about where the stimulus was spent6.
Don't mention anything about the 700 billion being taken from Medicare to
pay for Obamacare.7. Don't mention anything about all the GOP
governors who spoke at the RNC and how they turned their economies around in
their states and DIDN'T raise taxes.8. Don't mention anything
about the fact that Gitmo is still open9. Don't mention anything
about the fact that Navy Seals are hopping mad at your husband for trying to
take too much credit for the killing of Bin-Laden.10. Don't mention
anything about the Fast n Furious Scandal that your husband is hiding from. Yes sir - just stay away from these top ten and you will be ok Michelle.
Stick with ... oh ... war on women !!
re:Shimalau" I have been hit with the biggest tax increase that
I have ever seen"Uh, no provisions have kicked in requiring
anything of you yet. Starting in 2014:Individuals whose
employers don’t offer insurance can buy insurance directly in an
exchange.Americans who earn less than 133 percent of the poverty
level can enroll in Medicaid.Tax credits to make it easier for the
middle class to afford insurance become available for people with incomes above
100 percent and below 400 percent of the poverty level who aren’t eligible
for or offered other affordable coverage.New plans and existing
group plans may no longer impose annual limits on coverage (including hospital
stays and other essential benefits).Insurance companies can no
longer refuse to sell coverage or renew policies because of pre-existing
conditions; they can also no longer charge higher rates because of health status
or gender.Do you employ more than 50 (full-time equivalent) people?
"I have been hit with the biggest tax increase that I have ever seen (The
Affordable Health Care Bill"I think you may have jumped the gun
on your partisan spin. It has not gone into affect yet.
Michelle is a class act, as is Ann Romney. Last week the Republicans put on a
vaudeville show. This weeks the Democrats should talk about where we're
going vs. where the Republicans led this country. This is one American who is
grateful Obama served this country the last 4 years to help stave off a world
depression, saved thousands of manufacturing jobs, hunted down and kill numerous
Al Quida terriosits. Additionally, he acknowledges science and the importance of
an educated society to help us tackle the challenges of tomorrow. Mitt Romney
was a terrible Govenor leaving office after only 1 term and a 35% approval
rating. Massachuetts residents discovered what a lot of Americans don't
yet know. He wants power but has not the intelligence, strength or the public
track record to use it wisely.
Wink and a smile.
re:FTHmm - this is the same Michelle Obama that said "this was
the FIRST time I had ever been proud of my country"? That Michelle?? As for
the rest of your zombie like worship of the Obama's all I can say is -
nearly 60% in every poll taken say we are worse off today than 4 years ago and
the country is headed in the wrong direction. You are welcome to your opinion
but PLEASE try to at least use a few facts to back up your claims? For example -
unemployment over 8 percent for 23 straight months. 6 trillion added to our
national debt and our FIRST credit down grade in history. More people on food
stamps that ever before and black unemployment the highest since Jimmy Carter at
nearly 15%. Add to those facts that the CBO projects 9.5% unemployment at the
end of 2013 unless we CHANGE COURSE. No personal offense FT but your claims
don't hold water .... or credibility. Obama has been a TRAIN WRECK as a
president and that is why the man will not run on his record.
SS: Gas prices TRIPLED during the George W. Bush presidency...Why complain about
only doubling under Barack Obama? The Janesville Wisconsin GM plant closed in
December 2008 BEFORE Barack Obama became president.I was impressed with
the Republican National Convention and plan to watch the Democratic National
Convention with the same open mind...and will identify the "untruths"
(lies?) spoken by the Democrats just as quickly as those by Mitt, Paul Ryan, and
some of the others.
Don't you all forget this,Obama said before he won in '08 he said if
he can't turn around the economy he'd be a one termer! Well just why
would anybody in their right mind give this incompetent fool the time of day
when he has increased the debt by 5.6 trillion in less than 4 years,reckless and
countless bailouts and all these bureaucrats that were not voted for namely the
czars. Now just why should we get wxcited over Obama and give him another 4
years in which to destroy this country?
same ole same ole. same tune, nothing new and a dark cloud in the horizon. barry
has got to go.
can't wait to put on my sundress and watch.
Patriot.... it would be nice if you inserted a little honesty with your
emotionalism. Michelle Obama never said it was the "first" time. He
actual quote is: “For the First Time in My Adult Lifetime,
I’m Really Proud of My Country”Why the lies? Next
one... the black unemployment rate is the highest since jimmy Carter - over 15
percent. Absolutely false again. It is currently 14.4%, below what it was in
January of 2009 when it was 17%. Easy to find data from the BLS. It is all out
there and all very public.And then your quote about 9+ Percent
unemployment.... what the report said was this..."Alarming news
came from the Congressional Budget Office today: the economy is on track to grow
by only 1.1 percent next year, with unemployment climbing to 9.2 percent....That is, if Congress does nothing." USA News and World
Report, January 31, 2012You also neglect to mention that the
Republicans took unemployment for 4.4% when they took office to 7.6% when they
left. At 42% increase in unemployment. It is now at 8.3% - a whopping 8%
increase. Facts - not partisan hate rhetoric.
But your labeled as a racist if we don't vote for him.This is just
The rate of unemployment is 16.7% at the first of September. Are you looking at
the household data chart? With the underemployed, Obama has done
nothing to improve unemployment for American citizens.
Michelle gave us a lot of inaccurate info in her speech, but she's relying
on their supporters to be adverse to facts. There's only space to refut
one of her lies: Barack's grandma wasn't a bank secretary; she was
bank VP. They both attended upper crust public and private schools. Both went
to Ivy League colleges, Before he entered Harvard Law School, he had several
community organizing and consulting jobs. He had enough to travel extensively
to Middle East and Europe. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he
received a book contract with an advance and he and Michelle were both hired by
law firms. Soon after marriage, they bought a posh condo. They may have had
some student loans, but they were able to repay them. There's a story out
that Barack may have attended college on a scholarship as an Indonesian exchange
student, but he won't releases his records. When Barack being U.S. sen.,
Michelle got a $317K salary at a hospital to get rid of patients without
insurance.Barack may not have been born super rich, but he was not
in poverty. He's lived a life of comfort.
According to Michelle:* Obama's greatest possession was a
coffee table he got out of a dumpster.* Obama only had shoes which were
too small.* His old car was so rusted out, you could see through the
door.Because of his trials, Obama understands and cares for us. Some
questions:* how could Obama be so poor when he went to expensive
private schools?* how could someone working in a law firm, not afford a
coffee table?* how could a person paying for an ivy league college, not
afford a car without rust?Just curious.