WASHINGTON — President Obama yesterday announced he’s jetting off on a victory lap around Southeast Asia, despite a new government report warning the Jan. 1 fiscal cliff will plunge the US into a recession and drive the unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent. Obama and Congress have just 52 days to reach a deal to avoid sailing off that precipice, when a devastating double whammy of tax hikes and budget cuts will rock the economy and hit just about every American. The negotiations will be difficult. Obama signaled he’s sticking to his demand for raising taxes
Why the surprise? This most corrupt-anti-Israel-anti-American "president" in the history of this once great Country is now free to do anything he wants without having to consider whether it will cost him an election. As the late great Jim Morrison sang, "This is the end"... of America as we have known it. IF 3,000,000 Republicans actually stayed home on Tuesday, they deserve the lion's share of credit for what is going to happen to the U.S. now that obama and his leftist-thug-administration have full reign! God Help this Country!
The real president, Valarie Jarrett, will be left here to deal with the suicide jump while he and Michelle and Reggie Love take the victory tour. Jarrett has already said Obama will be spending much less time in Washington this term.
We need to grab a limb and let this poor sick Republic go over the fiscal cliff, then we can sort through the rubble and forge a new beginning. The current kabuki dance being performed by all these fool politicians will go nowhere and will eventually result in the same end. The alternatives are to take our blows now and begin rebuilding or suffer a slow painful death.
As for Obama, he's doing what he always does in a crisis . . . hiding in the corner or skipping town until somebody else takes action.
America’s gross domestic product would grow by 2.2 percent if the Bush-era tax rates are extended and by nearly 3 percent if Obama’s payroll tax cut and extra long-term unemployment benefits are extended, the report predicted.
The unemployment benefits haven't worked and in fact are keeping some unemployed. If the Dims are this stupid the GOP should simply shut up and let them lead. Let the misery get really bad and the Dims will propose a solution.
Looks like obama is running for world runner. Starting with the country that raised him...his mindset is foreign and it shows right up front. He'll make a "lying speech today" and then he'll leave the folks of New York and New Jersey to shift for themselves.
Oh well -- the republicans should wait for the reid/rod of the demorattic senate to offer a plan. Let the demorats do the heavy lifting....Any way you cut this -- it's Bush's fault.
On a positive note: The liar is out of OUR country. God willing with him gone things will settle down... Perhaps the demorats in the house and senate will wake up and cut him off at the ankles.... One can hope!! OR perhaps hillary's folk will take the opportunity to gain some ground. While the cat's away -------
I sure hope the powers that be are already building a new AF1 cause this one will be worn out when Bammy is done. Oh, Bammy will never be done, he can sign an executive order and make himself President forever. I urge everyone to email Speaker Bohner and urge him to let the economy collapse. Gonna happen eventually anyway, lets get it over with.
This president is one of the 47% who believe government owes them. He will not change because he deserves whatever he wants. After all, he won. Just like the last four years he will be missing in action. Work is beneath him. The campaign took a lot out of him and it is time for a little R&R. He cares about the state of the economy as much as he did our people in Benghazi. Our job is to jeep the perks coming. I hate to admit it but I loathe the people who put him in office. Mitt would have been up and running already looking to solve the problems we face. Obama just runs away.
The reason that Obama will be spending less time in the WH as he will be busy visiting other countries to put in place the world government. The UN small arms treaty is back the day after he was re-elected. This is just the beginning.
#10 and #15, That's Cloward and Piven right down the line. Let the economy completely collapse. When this happens and with the UN gun control/arms treaty by EO, they think it will be easy to subdue US. After all the Homeland Security bought one billion rounds of hollow points. And the Social Security Administration, (Whaaaat!) bought almost two hundred thousand hollow points. Not even the military until 2010(?) approved hollow points but in limited situations.
I've got news for hussein and his brown shirts. The Revolutionary War was won primarily by guerrilla warfare with a colonial soldier fighting from behind every tree and the British advancing in bright red columns and phalanxes. This might get ugly.
Just remember Cloward and Piven. The plan is on the move.
The numbskulls in washington couldn't change a light bulb in 52 days, let alone a multi-trillion dollar fiscal cliff. They know the nation is broken yet they will all continue to play the game for the stupid voters.
The Apology Tour Part 2? He feels the need to reinforce around the world his perception that the United States is not exceptional. I guess he's right. Voters want him to continue with his destructive agenda.
I have to get into this conversation with #10,#15 & #19. If we don't crash now those 3 million Republicans,Johnson voters & pastors & priests will never wake up to what is needed for a new beginning. During the War Between the States(prefered label),WWI & WWII there was more spiritual awakening than ever before in our Republic. That is what is wrong with our nation & so many schools are not teaching Founding Father principles & we just might go down if Israel is not protected. Too many Americans are preoccupied with "stuff" including some conservatives. Would love to go to a party with the Ldotters from election night - it would be a blast!
I've said this before, but I think he will spend more of his second term concerned about his personal safety. Overseas travel may be a way to stay out of the public eye. There are many out there now who see him as a threat to the republic. Sis issued a warning once about returning vets. She may have a point.
I heard a breathless reporter say this morning that ''Obama will make an appearance'' today. Oh, and he will also issue commands, er um, comments about the Fiscal Cliff, before jetting off to see Bangkok.
Our Chicago Harlem Globetrotter is off jet-setting again. Did he wear his bomber jacket? Oh, the photo-ops we will see. Besides not only are we paying for the gas in the jet and all the security and transportation for the photographers, he now has our credit card and the checkbook! Never fear, the Obama friends and family will be back in Hawaii for Chirstmas this year.
As that Jarrett dame stated, the POS will in his second term be more out of the WH to 'connect with the American people'......so what has changed.....the lies, no, his traveling and voting 'present' as it were, no....just waist until Sasquatch hits our wallet with her 'little' trips!
Really he is on his way to Hawaii via Asia. Bet be a box of Krispy Kremes and a dozen Titleist golf balls he goes to Hawaii for at least a week on his way back home. After all one has to play golf and chill with his peeps back home.
Just wondering how many $Trillion the chinese will knock of our debt in return for urkel giving them our military and national secrets? #11, not only is urkel's 99 week unemployment check keeping folks unemployed, there has been a huge jump in SSI enrollment because they have the time to find the doctors, stand in line umpteen timea and complete all the forms it takes to get on SSI, which takes about 2 years to accomplish. Now they when the 99 weeks runs out, they get checks for life, b/c SSI doesn't run out. America. Vhadda country!
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Donna M, 11/9/2012 1:59:32 PM (No. 9003021)
#33 no more 99 weeks on UI for any of us, including the just unemployed. And if you think that anyone can survive on UI, you have another thing coming. Those who want a job are looking as hard as possible, others are not.
Does it really matter where Obummer is? ValJar and Axelrod are calling the shots now.
Can we not take a page out of the progressive handbook and for the next 4 yrs blast the media, billboard, talk radio, news outlets, letter campaigns, etc. with EVERYTHING negative about Obamanazi & his admin (although as opposed to what they put out, our message would be truthful!) Hammer it so hard EVERYWHERE that the ignorant masses who voted for the idiot or failed to vote, will have heard somewhere that he & his party are beyond reprehensible! If we haven't figured it out yet.....negative ads WORK! Use them!
Valerie Jarrett announced before the election that Obama would spend his 2nd term traveling, rarely in the US. A lying MSM will give him cover as the economy collapses & US governance is given to the UN.
Re # 13, Boehner and McConnell our only leaders as we mill and you want pure hard right conservatism delivered? Eating our own only keeps the bleeding going IMO.
We need to find common ground. No Jon Huntsman, Mormon but not Mormonized by the media because he was no threat to the commielougues.
You have seen the heart of Mormon Mitt and he is not so prideful as to be driven to suicide, but piling on is nullifying of his good things. Capitalism but get rid of Reagan's CEO at the top.
More succinctly, no more Mormons in the top slot because some just will not vote for one (kudos to the ones who could see past religion/politics mix)Mormons will vote for a hard right religious fundamentalist if they have the capitalist R behind their name.
But a better choice is a Paul Ryan whom the M-word's fell in love with. Political realities and the big tent cooperating is our only hope. And get the Tea Party to unite under one semi-moderate leader that we can all follow. IMO.
I've had it with this fiscal cliff BS. He created sequestration, let him have it.55B comes out of domestic programs, 55B comes out of the military. The do nothings will riot and the military will have to tell Obama they don't have the money to do anything about it. Let's get it over!
These Washington Democrats are so dumb. Four years from now, when the nation resembles some third-world country, Obama will be sitting on the beach in Hawaii and the Democrats will be barricading their office doors to fend off the people. The chumps don't realize what they've done but they will.
The American voters chose fiscal suicide on Tuesday. Let the country go off the fiscal cliff. This is not the problem of the Republicans. Let Obama deal with the consequences. Let people feel the full effect of tax increases across the board and sequestration cuts. Who really cares? The American people didn´t care on Tuesday. They voted for the entitlement/freebie state to continue without paying for it. Let them eat cliff!
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