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Economy still not pretty

April 3, 2013

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke issued a not-so-gentle reminder recently in explaining the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision to stand pat, again, on artificially very low interest rate....

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rschweizer

Apr-03-13 1:42 PM

I'll speak for ToT:

"Obama! Liberals! Democrats!"

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TiredOfTax

Apr-03-13 2:11 PM

You can hardly speak for yourself...! But now that you have opened the door, why is it that the media has jumped on the bandwagon that all is good in Obamaland when the real indicators are actually very weak? How can they say the troubles are all behind us now, point to the ever higher stock market as evidence when it is all a dog and pony show? Why not spend a couple of minutes and go find and interview a survivor of the Benghazi attack? Why not look into the real problems of violence in America and leave the gun debate behind as it is NOT the answer to any of the violence in our schools and will not deter any in the future. There are many problems that the elected misrepresentatives have stirred into very smelly problems, healthcare, foreign policy, domestic policies and every single news item that piques the president's attention enough to respond... usually wrongly. Lets get started cleaning up all of the messes that the current idiots have stirred into festering problems?

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TiredOfTax

Apr-03-13 2:13 PM

But RS, you did name the three biggest problems in America today.

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Flapper

Apr-03-13 2:35 PM

Notice how Mr. Peace prize seems to be picking a fight with every country in the world that wouldn't accept his "offered" hand. I wonder if there is room for him in the tip of ICBM? Launch! Launch!

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-03-13 3:23 PM

Mr Subliminal says: Yeah the Republican leadership (crooks) is so much better (NYC scandal)

And lets not forget to include GW Bush in that group of "Current Idiots" you speak of TOT...sinc he started the tumble for all of us.

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-03-13 3:26 PM

and here's a REAL truth bulletin for you....If Romney would have somehow miraculously won the election, all we'd be hearing from TOT is excuses and whining that it takes time. He'd STILL blame all the problems on Obama yet TOT wont face the reality that HIS guy GW Bush's leadership (or lack of) REALLY started most of the problems we still face today....and THAT'S the truth

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-03-13 4:34 PM

YOUR FRIENDS' ACTIVITYprev next Obama to Return 5 Percent of Salary By Arlette Saenz | ABC OTUS News – - Obama to Return 5 Percent of Salary (ABC News)

President Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury Department, a senior White House official tells ABC News, a sign of solidarity with the federal workers who face furloughs due to the sequester cuts.

"The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury," a White House aide said.

The president's salary is set by law at $400,000 a year, and he will give back about $20,000 this year. The 5 percent cut is the same reduction level that non-defense federal agencies took when the sequester started."

I am sure TOT can name at least one republican who is also donating part of their salary back as well... I'll wait patiently

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rschweizer

Apr-03-13 4:54 PM

PleaseGetAClue, I'm waiting with bated breath as well...

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TiredOfTax

Apr-03-13 5:23 PM

You both have baited breath and all you want is an example of a republican giving back money??? Sen. Rand Paul cut another six-figure check to the United States Treasury Wednesday, taking the money he said he didn't need from his office's budget to make a tiny dent in the nation's massive federal debt. "We watch every purchase," Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, said at an event next to an oversized check for $600,000. "We watch what computers we buy, what paper we buy, the ink cartridges. We treat the money like it's our money, or your money, and we look at every expenditure."

The $600,000 reflects more than 20% of Paul's annual office budget, according to a press release. Another GOP lawmaker, Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, said he would return $160,000 to the federal government, or 12% of his office budget.

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TiredOfTax

Apr-03-13 5:26 PM

Now tell me o masterful ones... how a politician who makes less than $250,000 a year amass a fortune while in office without being a criminal? I have lost faith that there are ANY honest people from any party in any office at any level in this country!

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TiredOfTax

Apr-03-13 5:28 PM

Eight Republican freshmen members of Congress are asking House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to donate nearly $1.5 million in unused money allocated for running their congressional offices.

According to the letter submitted to Speaker Boehner by the eight Republican freshmen, each representative wants to allocate their unused Members Representational Allowance (MRA) funds to the Treasury to reduce the $15.3 trillion national debt.

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yukonjack

Apr-03-13 6:24 PM

One thing that is as constant as the sun rising,taxes and death is the Republican denial of the carnage Crawford Texas Village Idiot George Dubya Bush did to America!!

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Hilltopper

Apr-03-13 7:08 PM

WHY IS THE STOCK MARKET AT AN ALL TIME HIGH IF THE ECONOMY IS IN TANK? PLEASE SEND A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SO THAT THE REST OF THE ECONOMIC EXPERTS ARE TIPPED OFF.

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rschweizer

Apr-03-13 7:12 PM

TiredOfTax, it's 'bated breath.' Not 'baited.' And it's from a guy who's pretty big in the canon of English literature, who I'm positive you've never heard of.

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rschweizer

Apr-03-13 7:19 PM

TiredOfTax, most congressmen have either have jobs other than their jobs on Capitol Hill, like when they speak at conferences or write books. It's not that uncommon. And you cannot call'criminal' the potential to make lots of money just because of the politician's success in these business ventures.

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TiredOfTax

Apr-03-13 7:48 PM

Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $100 million initiative to unlock the "enormous mystery" of the human brain in hopes of boosting the understanding and treatment of brain disorders.

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TiredOfTax

Apr-03-13 7:50 PM

YOUR questions were BAITED! And answered just as you asked!!

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TiredOfTax

Apr-03-13 10:25 PM

baited past participle, past tense of bait (Verb) Deliberately ANNOY or TAUNT!

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drugsrus

Apr-03-13 10:41 PM

ToT - I guess swizzer and PleaseGetAClue did not approve of your generous GOP examples. And they both probably have baited breath (pun). I think both will soon test positive fot HIV. You can catch it through your ears from listening to a***h**es

Hilltoppper, you need to look farther than the liars on Wall St. and the evening news. check out The Blaze for starters.

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TiredOfTax

Apr-03-13 10:46 PM

Sequester the Presidents Idea, and he has control over its influence so just why is this happening?? Make it hurt and make it very public all for effect?? Cancer clinics across the country have begun turning away thousands of Medicare patients, blaming the sequester budget cuts. Oncologists say the reduced funding, which took effect for Medicare on April 1, makes it impossible to administer expensive chemotherapy drugs while staying afloat financially. Patients at these clinics would need to seek treatment elsewhere, such as at hospitals that might not have the capacity to accommodate them.

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usedtolivethere

Apr-04-13 8:00 AM

Interesting that TOT's examples of Republican "givebacks" are all office budgets and none of their own salary.

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MrBoB51

Apr-04-13 8:11 AM

It's also interesting that the term 'give back' is absent from the progressive lexicon.

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-04-13 10:26 AM

I think it's obscene that Rand Pauls office budget was $3,000,000....THAT is abuse. Not surprised.

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PleaseGetAClue

Apr-04-13 10:30 AM

TOT: Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $100 million initiative to unlock the "enormous mystery" of the human brain in hopes of boosting the understanding and treatment of brain disorders."..... EXCELLENT! Now you can never say Obama never did anything to help you, TOT

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rschweizer

Apr-04-13 11:20 AM

TiredOfTax, you just massaged your answer to suit the fact that you were wrong. Typical of you.

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