View Full Version : Dems don't deserve re-election this year!

10-25-2010, 01:56 PM
Nice article from The Street

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- President Obama relentlessly references the handiwork of George Bush to provide an alibi for the weak economy. But if deeds should measure who governs, the Democrats deserve the boot.

The economy is burdened by huge federal deficits, trade imbalances with China and horrendous problems at the banks, and the Democrats' fingerprints are all over those problems. Democrats claim the Bush tax cuts and two wars caused Washington's fiscal mess, but the facts tell another story.
In 2007, when the Democrats took control of Congress, federal spending, with wars going in Iraq and Afghanistan, was 19.6% of GDP, and the federal deficit was a manageable $161 billion. For 2011 with the recession over, the Obama administration projects spending at 25.1% of GDP and, with the Bush tax cuts repealed for the richest families, a $1.3 trillion deficit.
The president and the speaker of the House promised temporary stimulus spending to jump-start the economy but indulged in massive permanent new entitlements and armies of regulators Americans simply don't want. That's why, despite squirrelly views on social issues, Tea Party candidates threaten Democratic incumbents.
The Great Recession was caused by huge trade imbalances with China, which destroys American jobs, and a culture of entitlement on Wall Street that defines good banking practices as anything generating big bonuses, the public be damned.
President Clinton negotiated China's entry into the World Trade Organization but gave the Middle Kingdom a pass on currency manipulation and other mercantilist practices. Now, those shenanigans have created a $250 billion bilateral trade deficit and encourage other Asian economies to follow suit, stealing 2.5 million manufacturing jobs.
President Obama has warned China the U.S. has options if it won't stop manipulating its currency, but he doesn't act. He is more concerned about his standing among international leaders.
Despite European recognition of the China problem, EU allies refuse to support Obama's diplomatic efforts. Worried about keeping his Nobel medal shiny, the President sacrifices American workers on the altar of global governance.
Repeal of Glass-Steagall happened during President Clinton's watch, with the cooperation of both parties. That permitted institutions making loans with federally guaranteed deposits to merge with Wall Street casinos that recklessly trade and hoist dodgy securities on investors to pay executives unconscionable bonuses.
Obama-Pelosi bank reforms added more inept regulators, but too-big-to-fail Wall Street banks are bigger than ever. Monopolizing the CD market, those behemoths are driving down rates the elderly receive on savings and paying themselves more than $140 billion in salaries and bonuses this year.

10-25-2010, 03:20 PM
And yet, neither party has offered any concrete solutions to address these problems. My fear is that Reps and Dems are both too concerned with their own survival in Washington to actually take on the tough problems they really need to deal with.

Neither party is going to get us out of this mess unless they are willing to make some serious changes in the way they approach their job.


10-25-2010, 03:46 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pooltchr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And yet, neither party has offered any concrete solutions to address these problems. My fear is that Reps and Dems are both too concerned with their own survival in Washington to actually take on the tough problems they really need to deal with.

Neither party is going to get us out of this mess unless they are willing to make some serious changes in the way they approach their job.

Steve </div></div>

<span style="color: #FF0000"> Very True. Both are just criminal and are stealing us blind. It is a choice of how mush and from whom they will steal. Pray for a mixed election and gridlock. There is simply no way we can pay for the junk both parties want and need to maintain their greedy lifes and power plays for the rest of what is in private hands.

I still think the only strategy is never, ever vote for an incumbent. If we could get both sides on that train, we might have a chance. </span>

10-25-2010, 04:24 PM
The best thing we could get right now would be term limits...but what are the chances of them ever passing that???


10-25-2010, 07:56 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And yet, neither party has offered any concrete solutions to address these problems. </div></div>

Make that one party.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 20pt'>America Has Spoken, Will the GOP Listen?</span>
Posted by Dan Pfeiffer on September 22, 2010 at 06:00 AM EDT

On Thursday, Congressional Republicans plan to announce their “agenda.” They claim that this agenda is the product of listening to the American people through an online initiative called America Speaks Out – indeed they have hidden the details of their agenda for months claiming that they wanted to give Americans a chance to help guide them. “I would expect the ideas that come out of this Web site and the involvement of our members will lead to ideas that we can attempt to implement today,” said House Republican Leader Boehner during the somewhat bungled unveiling.

We hope so too, particularly since the idea that has drawn the most interest in their job creation section with overwhelming support is one that <span style="color: #990000">President Obama has been pushing – and Congressional Republicans have been opposing – for years:

Stop the outsourcing of jobs from America to other countries that do not pay taxes into the U.S. and stop the tax breaks that are given to these companies outsourcing.</span>

Here’s a rundown of Congressional Republicans’ voting record on this idea:

* House Republicans <u>Voted Against</u> the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act: <span style='font-size: 20pt'>To help create or save more than 1 million American jobs and prevent corporations from shipping jobs overseas and sticking American taxpayers with the bill. 99% of House Republicans voted no.</span>
* House Republicans <u>Voted Against</u> the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act: To clamp down on tax provisions that are strong incentives for U.S. corporations that shift jobs or profits offshore, either through accounting gimmicks or by moving actual operations, and to provide for state aid to protect 161,000 teacher jobs and 158,000 other jobs for police, firefighters and in the private sector.<span style='font-size: 20pt'> 99% of House Republicans voted no.</span>
* House Republicans <u>Voted Against </u>the Small Business Tax Relief Act: To eliminate certain “1099” reporting requirements for small businesses paid for by ending tax breaks that encourage companies to move American jobs overseas. 99% of House Republicans voted no.
* House Republicans <u>Voted Against</u> the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Act:To create jobs with bipartisan provisions to spur investment in local rebuilding projects and </div></div>

.....and on and on.

Does the GOP deserve to be elected?


10-26-2010, 02:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Does the GOP deserve to be elected?

Q </div></div>


And that's why the TPM is flourishing.

The only salvageable party is being conquered both from within and from without by patriots. RINO's beware ... 2012 should be the year that the GOP old guard is abandoned.


10-26-2010, 05:10 AM
The TPM is an extension of the GOP.


10-26-2010, 05:16 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The TPM is an extension of the GOP.

Q </div></div>

Then ask the spoon wielders why so many entrenched RINO's were blasted from office by the TPM?

I'm curious as to what "TRUTH" they give you to "BELIEVE" in.


Gayle in MD
10-26-2010, 09:29 AM
<span style="color: #FF0000">Q,
The facts are indisputable. Republicans held back the Recovery for political purposes, and now, they're promising, according to McConnell's own statements, that their number one consideration will be to destroy President Obama's election opportunities in 2012.

Just shows how small minded the Republlican Party is. The only thing they care about is getting all that money from the polluters, the corrupt insurance industry, and corrupt pharmaceutical corporations.

If Democratics are as bad as Republicans, why is it that we have had ONLY Democratics voting to give decent medical aid to our Veterans, our dying Middle Class, our ill and exploited, and working for financial refmorms, tax cuts for those who need them the most, held hostage by Republicans, who ONLY represent the filthy rich, who are robbing the rest of us.

Why anyone would vote for any Republican, is beyond me. The right would prefer total nutcases, in office.

Just shows the power of Fox/Limpballs/Beck/Palin opportunists, and the rest of the liars involved in our current corporate take over, those who get rich by exploiting the ignorance of the Nutjob, Tea Party Types...

Failed Republoican policies have destroyed our country. The proof is undeniable.



10-26-2010, 12:04 PM
And you just can't bring yourself to see what the dems do every day, can you?

Did you hear Obama addressing the hispanic community? Did you hear him tell them they have to fight his enemies? Do you know who his enemies are? In the context of that speech, the enemies would be those Americans who oppose illegal immigration. That is the majority of Americans. So, in effect, Obama said his enemies are the majority of Americans!

Doesn't that even phase you in the least? The fact that YOUR president considers the majority of American people to be his enemies!!!

Get off your high horse and open your eyes. This man does not like America (hence the promise to fundamentally change the country), has a wife who went through the greater part of her life never feeling proud of her country, and who now admits that he considers many of the very people who voted for him to be his enemy.

Wake up, already!!!