“It just happens to be the exact same picture we conservatives have been warning about and predicting since President Barack Obama took office. ”
It’s very easy for the GOP to make such a prediction. Just at look at what was handled to Obama by BUSH and the GOP in 2009:
An unemployment rate of nearly 8% and rising, up from a steady low of 5% a year earlier. It continued to rise never stopping until it reached 10%.
Record deficits for 6-7 years and the last budget deficit coming in at $1.3 trillion dollars.
Record deficits and national debt that didn’t bother the GOP until Obama took over.
Bank failures that required a Bush $700 billion dollar bail out due to the housing crises.
A tightening of consumer and business credit after the banking collapse.
Two unpaid wars fought with part time soldiers that help drained the economy and cost over 50,000 US casualties just for oil.
Millions of people losing their homes and life saving.
A stock market that finally hit bottom at 6500 a couple of months after Obama took office.
State budgets being slashed because of the economic collapse.
Not to mention the false info for going into Iraq and releasing the name a CIA secret spy to get back at the reporter for showing just how weak the evidence was for going into Iraq which lead to the persecution of a top white house official who was pardoned by Bush before entering prison. All impeachable offenses.
Obama has done far worse than Bush. Besides Bush is a Progressive too. Bush and Obama are on the same side. Think about that.
Was it Bush? Really, I thought the democratic controlled congress might have something to do with it, especially when Bush went to them with solutions and they stonewalled him for political advantage. They wanted the recession to run on, and with a willing media was able to blame Bush. But then again, that is when you loved an obstructionist congress.
Jorge, your a typical liberal idiot spewing liberal talking points. Lets clear you up on a couple things that will wipe most of your bullet points off the conservative side and on to your liberal socialist side.
As usual you liberals all seem to forget to mention the fact that G.W. fought good and hard to try and restructure Freddy and Fanny but the dumb azz democrats wouldn't have anything to do with changing Billy Clintons policy of sub prime loans.
And as usual you forget to mention that it was Republican administration, that's true, but the democrats controlled both houses for the last 6 years of bushes presidency.
last but not least, there were 500 plus congress people who voted to go to war in Iraq so quit making this just a Bush thing. Your stupid azz president voted for it to.
So to be clear, your a typical liberal IDIOT! Keep believing in the garbage and keep watching your messiah destroy our country like every liberal before him and lets hope you are one of the first that suffers for it.
[-4] July 8, 2014 at 9:06am
“I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” Perry wrote in a letter to Obama. “I would instead offer to meet with you at any time during your visit to Texas for a substantive meeting to discuss this critical issue.”
Perry needs some lessons in civics. It is congress that makes the laws. This do-nothing GOP lead congress has done very little in the way of work including immigration. All this congress has done when it is in session is vote on killing Obamacare, abortion, Benghazi hearings and filibustering every thing.
In Texas, I guess white men don’t shake hands with black people in public that hold a higher position then they do.
Love it when you clowns play the race card!!!!!!! That never gets old, huh?????
[-4] July 2, 2014 at 8:41am
Something is very wrong and racist with this picture in Murrieta California. How did all these white middle age people in the middle of the day know the date, time schedule and route of this bus so that they can block its path?
Oh, it was the mayor of Murrieta, Alan Long, a Caucasian that asked his residents to protest the bus’s arrival. He did this because he believed the only way to resolve this issue would have been to place them in a bus and send back to the border. Ops, the vast majority of these people are not from Mexico, rather other central & S American countries. Oh and there’s that point that at least of these people are minors even children.
If these families have been claiming to been Christians, I’m sure the Tea Party would be welcoming them with open arms.
Since they are minors without their parents, every effort should be made to send them back to their country of origin and let that country deal with them.
And why isn't this Mexico's problem? They are apparently crossing Mexico's southern border illegally. Send them back to Mexico and let Mexico figure it out. (Your post by the way seems to be a bit racist...you may need to check yourself!).
You probably missed the story of the 77% black population of little Lawrenceville VA which also came out in droves to stop the feds from inserting these illegals in their town.
[-4] June 30, 2014 at 11:18am
Jewish companies can deny rights and employment to Muslims on religious grounds.
Jewish companies can deny rights and employment to Christians on account they don’t believe Jesus is the son of God.
Christians companies can deny rights and employment to Jewish people because they killed Jesus.
Christian companies can deny rights and employment of Muslims on religious grounds.
Christian companies can deny rights and employment to black people on account that Pat Robertson says some black people sold their soul to the satan.
Individual rights are now handed down by private companies. Now every company is going to get “religion”.
You seem to be quite comfortable speaking for about 90 percent of everybody. That's an interesting perceived talent you've got there.
By the way, there is one definitive thing you are missing in your "arguement" Respect. As a Christian I would never dream of forcing a Muslim to bend there religious beliefs in order to accomodate me. Why? Because to do so is self-centered and completely lacking in respect. I would no more sit myself in the center of a Muslim boys class and expect them to just get over it, than I would just accept being forced as a Christian to pay for someone's abortion pill.
Individual rights are not being threatened in anyway by this ruling. No one is saying you can't go get your own d*mn abortion pill.
June 23, 2014 at 10:01am
Only ABC or Fox would ask the architect of the Iraq war, hey what’s your opinion.
A war that caused 4500 deaths and about 40,000 injuries and cost well over a trillion dollars. There never were any WMD’s or connections to 911 or anything else. A man whose own chief of staff, Scooter Libby was convicted on several counts on releasing the name of an under cover CIA agent to the press. He was later pardon by Bush.
Obviously you have no clue what the TEA Party is all about do you? Your ignorance is showing very brightly...
[-2] June 21, 2014 at 8:51pm
“Faith & Freedom coalition”
This from the Godless, loveless hated filled freedom only for our kind coalition – Neo Christians Tea Party.
June 9, 2014 at 1:08pm
That’s why the bible says,
It would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle then for a rich man to gain entrance to God’s kingdom.
[-4] May 28, 2014 at 2:07pm
Her words obviously mean very little to you as all you muster up is she’s a great BLACK poet and not just a great poet. To you it’s all about race and all else is secondary.
May 7, 2014 at 1:11pm
That’s right, FREEDOM, to take away the rights of others and feel good about it. And to those on the receiving end of the stick, they have the FREEDOM to be hungry, the FREEDOM to be homeless and the FREEDOM to be in physical pain.
Freedom is always uttered more by tyrants then those without it.
January 27, 2014 at 8:37am
““If you look at last year’s State of the Union address, the president made some specific promises. Raise the minimum wage, immigration reform, background checks for gun purchases — none of that happened,” Karl said. “Isn’t this year only going to be harder?”
“…none of that happened.” “
Simple answer; George W. Bush said it best,
“This would a whole lot easier if this were a dictatorship….”
You see, we have checks and balances, namely congress, namely the house controlled by republicans which have gone against everything the president has been for even if they once supported those same things. Therefore nothing is being done until those republicans get voted out. Lets not forget the senate that has had more filibusters against Obama by republicans then any other president in history.
In the 2012 election dems in the house received about a million more votes then did republicans but because of redistricting, the republicans remained in power.
December 27, 2013 at 3:53pm
That might be close to what a police chief might get but certainly not a typical cop.
December 27, 2013 at 3:49pm
The median income for a cop in the US is about $50,000.
December 27, 2013 at 3:44pm
Having an armed, untrained, un-vetted, uninsured civilian doing police work in order to save a dime and contribute nothing to the local economy? Wreckless.
December 26, 2013 at 12:03pm
Feed a (homeless) man for a day and tomorrow he’ll be hungry again. Give a man a job making a living wage and you have a customer for life.
Soooo, hike up the livable wage so it's more expensive to operate a business and products costs go up as well. IDIOT!!!!!! Go back to school and learn about economics fool. You first have to stop the FEDERAL RESERVE from inflating our money. Let prices fall. wages will fall as well but the market will determine the floor. END THE FED!
November 27, 2013 at 3:04pm
“I would rewrite the Constitution, and I would have a provision in there that’s very explicit that the government has no role to play in economics.”
Considering the “honor system” never worked in the capitalist system, hence the need for regulations and laws, we, the US would once again revert back to:
Child labor, where children as young as 6 would be allowed to work
Polluting our planet, our drinking water and crops that we ourselves consume directly as well as the animals we consume
Hunting animal and sea species to the point of extinction
Allowing people to work in hazardous environments with no regard to their or families safeties
Then we would refer to the US as a Christian nation under this new rule that would be little more the rebirth of the Roman empire. Except this time, there will be no Christians in the coliseum, just everybody else.
October 11, 2013 at 4:18pm
“Rubio said the country’s economic well being is tied to its moral wellbeing.Rubio said the country’s economic well being is tied to its moral wellbeing.”
A moral code indeed. A republican moral code that that hides behind the Christian bible all the while condemning, mocking and ridiculing the poor, the infirmed and the elderly as thieves and the scrooge of modern society. All the while praising and glorifying the rich who believe their given right is to take form those that have the least and to do so in Christ’s name.
September 12, 2013 at 11:49am
“As the President attempts to ally w/ Al-Qaeda in Syria’s civil war, we must always remember who attacked us on our soil 12 years ago.”
This is the phony Christian republicans’ attempt at framing the story of the tragedy in Syria to distract the some 1400 civilian deaths caused by nerve agas while one third of those killed were children.
Let one of those children have been a Christian and the phony godless Christian right would have been coloring the airwaves that Obama hates Christians because he hadn’t attacked already.
This coming from the republican crowed including Beck that wanted to stay in Iraq forever despite of the financial and human cost as well as that little fact that no WMDs were ever found, almost forever in Afghanistan and ran out of time otherwise, the republicans would have also attached/invaded Iran on the same phony premise they went into Iraq.
You are not the husband of Maxine Waters are you? Its just that Jorge Washington and Maxine Waters seem to go together.
Where did you get your info ? is this from a how to be a complete idiot guide? Seriously, did you not see what the president says or does? Are you refusing to read our constitution and bill of rights? Please, cry more over nonsense crap. You know nothing of America, to say this insanity mess that you believe. Play too much games to ignore the real world and news? This isn't World of Warcraft where you're the king of know it alls that go pew pew at npcs and try to pew pew at others with ramblings. You have no facts and you have nothing in that post to gather anyone that'd believe you, let alone follow you in this opinion. Too much facts to deny what you say.
August 20, 2013 at 1:43pm
No bunnies; only fools listening to the rich man as he uses their hatred against them to steal their country right from under them.
more sequester truth theblaze keeps from you:
“Here’s what passes for good news in the era of sequestration: “Only” 57,000 children are being kicked out of Head Start, instead of the 70,000 that had been projected. Along with those 57,000 children losing their preschool, 18,000 Head Start workers are being laid off or having their pay cut.”
“An ABC News/Washington Post poll in May found that 37 percent of Americans say they’ve been negatively affected, up from 25 percent in March. And 18 percent say they’ve felt a “major impact.””
August 20, 2013 at 1:38pm
Bunnies; this is what theblaze wants you to believe is being affected by the sequestration cuts. This only proves how dumb and out of touch its readers are. The republicans raised the debt ceiling 7 times under Bush and almost as many as Regan, but when it comes to Obama who inherited all the mess, they want to take the country over the cliff.
This is the sequester:
“Budget cuts known as sequestration are reducing funding for programs ranging from Head Start and Meals on Wheels to the Department of Defense”
“WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 – During a Senate hearing yesterday on President Barack Obama’s $9.5 billion military construction budget request for fiscal year 2014, Defense Department Comptroller Robert F. Hale said the severe and abrupt budget cuts imposed by sequestration are devastating the U.S. armed forces.”
• “Services cut or eliminated for millions of students.
• Funding for children living in poverty, special education, and Head Start slashed by billions.
• Ballooning class sizes.
• Elimination of after-school programs.
• Decimation of programs for our most vulnerable—homeless students, English language learners, and high-poverty, struggling schools.
• Slashing of financial aid for college students.
• Loss of tens of thousands of education jobs—at early childhood, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels.”
Jorge_W, I'll take your facts at face value, although your concern over the HeadStart losses would carry a bit more weight if there wasn't so much conflicting information regarding whether the HeadStart expenditures have any lasting effect.
It is indeed a shame that sequestration implemented cuts across the board. However, the alternative to sequestration never materialized. And please don't come back blaming the wascally wepublicans -- both parties are complicit in this in spite of your desire to castigate just the Republicans. Yes, you are correct that Obama's predecessors had a hand in the deficit, but you are totally intellectually dishonest when you make that point without even a whiff of recognition of blame on the guy who has increased spending by orders of magnitude. (As an aside, if your next savior Hillary is elected will you continue to live in the distant past and blame her inadequacies on Obama's predecessors? Can you answer, unlike your brethren, 'At what point does Obama "own it"?')
If the pols in Washington can't agree on prioritized budget cuts, then it is their own fault the sequestration is having the impacts in all areas. However, if the alternative is to simply rev up the printing press and keep spending more money, then I'm all for the blanket approach. There is an easy way to avoid sequestration -- generate a budget with targeted cost reductions.