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The State Of The Union - Live Webcast

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  • *OBAMA CALLS FOR MINIMUM WAGE TO INCREASE TO $9/HOUR

Last year's 6,977 word homage to jobs provided just over an hour's worth of applause-impacted rhetoric create much ado - more with what was not said than what was said. This year's 9pmET speech will likely be dotted with hope, and change, and jobs, and congress, and of course our union is strong... because the S&P is up 16% since last year's SOTU. But, by our measurement from Bloomberg's data from December 2011 (the last NFP before 2012's SOTU) to January 2013 (this year's last NFP) - Non-Farm Payrolls (NSA) dropped from 133.292 million to 132.705 million (or a 587,000 job loss).

  • *OBAMA SAYS `GENERATION'S TASK' IS TO BUILD STRONG MIDDLE CLASS
  • *OBAMA SAYS GOVERNMENT MUST WORK `ON BEHALF OF THE MANY' NOT FEW
  • *OBAMA SAYS PROPOSALS WILL NOT INCREASE DEFICIT BY `SINGLE DIME'
  • *OBAMA CALLS FOR `SMARTER GOVERNMENT' NOT `BIGGER GOVERNMENT'
  • *OBAMA ORDERS DHS TO DEVELOP REAL-TIME CYBERSECURITY RESPONSE

Enjoy...

 

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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:24 | 3239311 mayhem_korner
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+1 for the avatar-moniker pairing.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 22:59 | 3239174 TideFighter
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My niece, who is not too bright, worked part-time, has four kids and baking her fifth, husband doesn't work, paid in $1,290 in taxes.

She is receiving $10,300 back due to credits. If she made 3 times her income, her net would be less. She voted for Obama twice.

She cannot spell Indiana, the state in which she was born and lives. This story has no ending, which is why itis so sad.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 22:59 | 3239175 cherry picker
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Al Queda a shadow

 

What about all the countries they claim they are in, causing a hell of a time and I heard the CIA is funding Al Queda as they are our allies in Syria

 

Am I loony or is Obama showing his true mental capacity tonight?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 22:59 | 3239176 Northern Lights
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Funny how he thinks raising the minimum wage to $9.50/hr is a zero-sum game.

We had this change occur here in Ontario, Canada.  Minimum wage was raised to $10.25/hr.  Worked ok for about 6 months before everything started costing more. Now 3 years later they're asking for another increase.

Typical libetards who don't take into consideration the fact that when they increase the pay of those at the bottom, that those at the top won't get an increase either.

And around and around we go.........................................

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 22:59 | 3239177 Charles Nelson ...
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Is it over yet? I can only pluck so many pubic hairs to pass the time.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:09 | 3239230 saints51
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just pluck the gray ones. I am sure just for men on the balls burns.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:00 | 3239179 ebworthen
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Holy Hell!!!

Here it comes!!!

The pitch for Drone bases anywhere for any reason!!!

Any place in the world, including on U.S. soil to stop any threat that is deemed "terrorist"!

"Our challenges don't end with Al-Queda."  Something tells me Obummer and the cadre of Demican and Republicrat wonks will drone their own citizens before they get serious with other world powers.

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:00 | 3239181 RideTheWalrus
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Someone tell Obama i'd rather a random hacker read my emails than the CIA, NSA, FBI etc etc

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:02 | 3239188 jwoop66
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What did he just say?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:03 | 3239194 Spaceman Spiff
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This Ahole is coming to my town tomorrow to promote a manufacturing company that stole from the local/state/fed taxpayers for special benefits...   Special benefits that other companies could have used...

 

Yay team crony Capitalism!  trickle down bukkake capitalism.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:03 | 3239195 suteibu
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He's using his voice to give the impression that his words are inspiring.  He is deluded by his own awesomeness.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:03 | 3239196 Manipuflation
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He is STILL TALKING?  And the first fucking words I hear when I just now logged in are "create executive order"?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:03 | 3239197 ebworthen
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All I'm hearing now is...

"Bullshit...bullshit...bullshit..."

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:04 | 3239200 Cabreado
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It is extremely difficult to discern between the Malignant Narcissist and the raging Sociopath.

Over enough time, dynamics and patterns and impact are finally recognized,

and healthy persons are repelled by both.

This guy is truly frightening, in The Worst Way.

The only thing more frightening is the room full of enablers, sharing the same disorders, and who by design were to prevent this from happening.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:09 | 3239223 goldenbuddha454
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Sociopathically he makes Clinton look like an amateur.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:10 | 3239227 Zer0head
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you want frightening

 

go here https://twitter.com/HuffingtonPost

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:17 | 3239267 saints51
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Yeah thats fucking sick. Hard to read that garbage. Well thats the USA. I would give my life savings when this bitch collapses to see all these people's facial expressions and here their pitty for themselves.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 09:14 | 3239922 jwoop66
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Room full?!  Half a continent full!!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:06 | 3239211 Blano
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No shout out to Ted Nugent?

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:07 | 3239214 cherry picker
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Defending what freedom?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:07 | 3239215 ebworthen
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Sit down you fucking worthless government drones, you leeches upon the body public, you ticks of equivocating nonsense, you parasites upon the people, you pox upon the body public, you warts upon the genitals of Lady Liberty.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:07 | 3239216 CheapBastard
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A distressed passenger sat with her boyfriend's body for more than nine hours after watching him choke during the Jetstar flight from Singapore to Auckland.

Vanessa Preechakul, a 27-year-old architect, was making the 11-hour journey with Robert Rippingale back to his native New Zealand for a family reunion.

At first Ms Preechakul thought nothing was wrong as Mr Rippingale tucked into his beef dish while watching a movie 90 minutes into the flight.

Then she noticed him shaking.

"I thought he was laughing very hard.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzeal...

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:08 | 3239218 knicks3005
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Barack Obama: Thank you Honey, and thank you Michelle.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:27 | 3239330 hooligan2009
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biden his time with phil mcCavity and ben dover again

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:09 | 3239224 suteibu
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Because Diebold didn't get all of those congressional seats.

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:09 | 3239225 Jena
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And here comes the gun crap.

 

Edit:  I do need to drink more.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:09 | 3239226 mayhem_korner
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How does "protecting our most precious resource - our children" jibe with his pro-abortion stance?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:10 | 3239231 Taffy Lewis
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A new commission to fix voting. What the flying fuck is he talking about?

The children?

My god this guy is a fucking evil waste of space.

Yes, gun control to make it hard for criminals to get guns, while our government will hunt us and gun us down.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:15 | 3239232 Taffy Lewis
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double post

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:10 | 3239234 suteibu
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Fig newtons.  Got it.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:11 | 3239235 mayhem_korner
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Shot in Chicago...what are the chances?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:11 | 3239237 suteibu
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"Just a mile away from my house."

In a city where guns are banned.  Square that circle.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:13 | 3239247 RideTheWalrus
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by a driveby shooter that hasn't been found or charged. Stage, set, match, collateral damage.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:12 | 3239238 RideTheWalrus
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The families of Waco and Ruby Ridge deserve a vote!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:12 | 3239240 goldenbuddha454
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My pre-speech word-cloud is pretty well complete, think I'll go to bed now.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:14 | 3239241 ebworthen
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Here comes the gun grab!!!

"This time is different."

Fuck you!  Fuck you, you worthless asshole, you serpent in the grass, you raper of Liberty!!!

If you can't trust your populace with what your police and military carry than why in the fuck would you trust them with a vote!?!?!?

Those lives were stolen by OTHER HUMAN BEINGS, not the "guns", not the inanimate objects, but the HUMAN BEINGS wielding them!!!

How about busting the punks, the human beings, the individuals responsible for the ACT instead of the inanimate OBJECT used!?!?!?

FUCK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!

Take away my Second Amendment Rights and you and I are at WAR!!!!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:00 | 3240200 Jena
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We'll put you down as a maybe, eb.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:12 | 3239243 vegas
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Living real-time proof this country is screwed,Take away TOTUS, and he couldn't recite the alphabet.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:12 | 3239244 A Lunatic
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Rights are subject to a vote of the majority??

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:16 | 3239264 sitenine
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Tyranny of the majority, bitchezz!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:57 | 3239450 hooligan2009
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well the majoirty of snouty pigs in the trough anyway

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:13 | 3239245 Blano
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I vote that you gun grabbers can all go fuck yourselves.  And that includes you Gabby Giffords.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:12 | 3239246 ak_khanna
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What a genius? Increasing the minimum wage rate will encourage US businesses to employ the local population. They are so looking forward to increasing the cost of production of their products in times when the world economy is slowing down.

The only thing this will do is create more jobs in developing countries and increase unemployment in the US.

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article35345.html

www.letstalkmoney2012.in

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:17 | 3239275 imapopulistnow
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They stood up and cheered in Bejing....

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:23 | 3239304 Spaceman Spiff
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If he was really concerned about the employment situation and the cost of living, he would cut the fucking budget, rein in the fed, and pay down the debt.    

 

Watch the cost of goods become affordable.   Watch jobs stay in the country instead of increasing costs shipping them overseas...

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:13 | 3239249 moonstears
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Look out gang bangers, they gonna make you (background) check yo-self, foos!(I'm sure they'll all line right up)

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:13 | 3239250 Northern Lights
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"We are not perfect.  We came here to do our best and try to fix things an figure things out as best we can".

 

There you have it folks, a Presidential Disclaimer.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:14 | 3239251 Gold N Glocks
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Who the hell wants to listen to that baboon bloviate.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:14 | 3239252 ISEEIT
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Were not he a sociopath and seriously sick... He wouldn't represent our society.

He's just perfect.

What a twisted fuck he is.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:14 | 3239253 suteibu
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From the movie "Red:"

Marvin Boggs: Can I just shoot him now?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:19 | 3239256 Atomizer
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What happen to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook sitting next to Obama’s wig figure? CNBS squawk box scrolled the ticker this morning.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:18 | 3239258 sitenine
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WTF - What does any of this bullshit have to do with the current state of the Union?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:15 | 3239260 reader2010
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First they steal the words, then they steal the meaning.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:16 | 3239263 TideFighter
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When I listen to Obama I keep thinking of Billy Mays, the champion shit pitchmaster of all time. I'm waiting for the 

"act now and we will double our offer", just pay shipping and handling that cost more than the item itself. 

Special cameo from Obama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAaE7sJahiw

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:17 | 3239266 cpzimmon
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Thank you, And fuck you Obama.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:17 | 3239270 Taffy Lewis
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Where's that drone strike when we need it?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:19 | 3239280 hooligan2009
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clinton has your drone strike in his pants! heh

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:17 | 3239271 surfsup
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Not one sentence about getting psychotropic drugs out of circulation which are responsible for more deaths than guns and wars combined... 

 

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:17 | 3239272 Gold Dog
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Fuck me, Ted Nugent wasn't even featured. Cat Scratch Fever, FUCK YOU BERNANKE!!

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:17 | 3239276 cherry picker
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He better  stop writing his own speeches.

Crazy, but George W is sounding better and I didn't like him either.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:18 | 3239277 hooligan2009
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lots more spending and no attempt to reduce the escalation of debt...bleh

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:19 | 3239285 Gold Dog
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We don't have a spending problem...better get back in line.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:24 | 3239313 hooligan2009
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i think he is still confused with a 1 trillion annual deficit against saving 2.5 or 4 trillion over ten years

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 02:17 | 3239641 sitenine
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Didn't he say that he was going to tax the shit out of the rich?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:18 | 3239279 dark pools of soros
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Fed industrial labor jobs!!   does he mean jail ?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:19 | 3239282 brokesville
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The thin blue lie, no wait thats dorners, I canot tell a lie no wait wrong prez, i lie therfore i am wtf it will do

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:20 | 3239286 besnook
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netanyahu still holds the record for most standing ovations. the israeli congress is proud of that record.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:20 | 3239287 rhinoblitzing
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?? Office of Digital Strategy ??

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:22 | 3239298 Kingkongballs827
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PVC Gun Burial Tube. Holds 3 long rifles Ak47, SKS, AR15 plus ammo and gold & silver. Check it out here.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160970141105?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:31 | 3239350 A Lunatic
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Hock your wares somewhere else.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 00:02 | 3239469 massbytes
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Seriously, $275 for a piece of PVC with an inflator on it?  LOL

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:24 | 3239316 goldenbuddha454
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PC name for Vibrator and Dildo Procurement in the TSA.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:21 | 3239296 Gold Dog
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If I get a job for $9.00 an hour now, linked to inflation, soon I will be making $4 million a year.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:22 | 3239301 RideTheWalrus
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So have they hid a corpse in the big bear mountain cabin rubble yet?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:25 | 3239307 TuesdayBen
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If listening to this cunt Obama doesn't make you furious, you are most definitely part of the problem.  This snake, this tool, is burdening you and yours to no end. He is putting long-term pain in your future.  WTFU

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:28 | 3239322 moonstears
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So if my math is correct, this $9 from $7.50 basically assures approx 16%(or is it 20%) inflation upon implementation, to catch up by about next Christmas should they implement fairly soon? I'm I the only one understanding this?

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:32 | 3239355 hooligan2009
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well thats for the number of people being paid minimum wage...i suggest you short mickey d's and wal-mart if you own it (or dont own it!).

but yes..its a 20% wage increase for the 50% of the working population on minimum wage.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:36 | 3239363 moonstears
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I'm saying, thus it has to trickle into the economy at some point. Price increase to all, eventually, or the laziest 2 guys/gals get pink slips to support the other workers at a small biz, for example.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:39 | 3239381 hooligan2009
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yep...but then neither of us will get any benefit of trickle down (their leg) keynesian policies..i dont even know why they are called keynesian..they should be called "lemming over the fiscal cliff" policies

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:40 | 3239385 Mr. Magoo
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Your close, it actually should have been implemented 2 years ago according to John Williams at shadow stats if you want to calculate REAL CPI

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:28 | 3239334 El
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This panel is truly scary.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:36 | 3239371 Suisse
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Indeed, their ideas are nuts. It's all about bullying, who was bullying lanza at an elementary school? The people in the audience seem so detached from reality, where did they get them from? 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:30 | 3239345 hooligan2009
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ponders whether it is better to have dominant security on every incoming vehicle (plane ship or border control) or whether the US shoudl give up its god given right to murder people in foregin countries...what right do we have to have anything more than diplomats in foregin countries again?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:34 | 3239362 besnook
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the only thing worse than the state of the union address is the opposition response.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:36 | 3239370 Mr. Magoo
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It is amazing how many piles of SHIT fit in such a small room

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:54 | 3239435 hooligan2009
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yep...why cant they just watch it on tv? they dont contribute anything..just there for the big fat feed and copious amounts of booze, plus all the chauffeur driven rides, hotel rooms ...all paid for by the rapidly diminishing few who are still paying taxes.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:39 | 3239373 Atomizer
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The multinationals are so doped up on free money creation crack. They have no exit strategy, once they become a Christopher Dorner on the run. You’ll see their warriors protection turn on them.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:41 | 3239389 hooligan2009
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(trying to listen to the republican drivel from Sen Rubio now....ack

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:44 | 3239403 Spaceman Spiff
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Republicans died in 88.    Now they are democrat-lite.   

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:46 | 3239414 besnook
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what crap. raising the minimum wage stagnates the wage for those already making the new minimum wage and reduces the funds available for rewarding key employees

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:52 | 3239430 hooligan2009
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should cost a few million jobs is all (20% of 10 million on minimum wage)...but dont worry, EBT is usable in mickey d's and wally world. and ust think of the extra taxes on the 8 million...oh wait..they still qualify for benefits and dont pay taxes..nm

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:58 | 3239457 Atomizer
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Just another MMT [Modern Monetary Theory] gone south. They believe that taxes drives fake money printed into central monetary systems.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:57 | 3239443 ebworthen
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"They deserve a vote."

No, I and every other real person deserves a vote, and you, you dumbfuck dictator asshole, are going to get it, hear it, know it, feel it, understand it, comprehend it, and live it before you are done.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 23:58 | 3239456 hooligan2009
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ponders why there was nothing about the 3 million people banged up inside jails...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 00:10 | 3239480 Dre4dwolf
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***Obama says, put your left foot in, take your right foot out and shake it all about.

 

But on a more serious note, raising the min wage to 9$ is pretty much a given in a high inflationary environment of banker bailout to infinity complex, the social distress the bailout socialist corporatism model brings about will force the governments hand and drive min. wages up.

The problem is this though, that small businesses might not be able to afford any meaningful increase in wages, and inflation in prices will quickly follow.

For wage increases to even matter they have to be begged to inflation and taxes on businesses paying these inflation matching wages need to be lowered to compensate.

 

So to summarize...

Model for Success:

Min Wage Raised to 20$ an hour (just to wipe out all the bad debt and bolster gdp and growth)

Taxes lowered as a percentage based on how many employees the businesses employs, the more employees the businsses has (based on business size); the lower their taxes.

Income Tax abolished completely, a national sales tax takes its place.

cap gains taxes lowered to a cap of 10% to boost investing (its just not worth it to invest and take risk when any profits you actually do make will probably be taxed into oblivion).

Dividends shouldn't be taxed at all, they are simply a tool corporations use to boost shareholder value, you are hindering the efforts of corporations to increase share holder value by taxing dividends.

Real-estate taxes should be pegged to yearly house-hold income, if your a 60 year old retired person who owns your home, your retirement fund shouldn't be taxed in order to rent your own house from the government.

Citizenship is pointless, just abolish federal citizenship and allow states to issue their own ID'S and Citizenship papers (this gives states the ability to control their own immigration and population growth), citizenship should be like this : John Doe Citizen of Florida, Florida is a state within the federal union of The United States.

That solves imigration problems.

High Frequency Trading should be banned, it causes too much market instability and is purely a tool used for manipulation of markets (its a weapon banks use to make money because they are too stupid to actually manage their own businesses without bailouts and "market hack attacks" (HFT).

Banks should be forced to delete money paid back on loans from the system (because when you take a loan out say for a house, each bank prints the money for the loan on a computer, and that money is added to the money supply, if the loan is paid back the money should be deleted and accounted for, currently the banks are not deleting the new currency from the market, this causes problems, loans should actually be loans from the public trust to individuals, not unmitigated counterfeiting and fraudulant booking of credits as debits. 

Also govt can not create jobs, all it can do is:

Protect the borders

Protect the economy by imposing tariffs on imports (tax all the counterfeit shit coming from china, so that its cheaper to produce the products in america than in china.... fucking morons thats your prime solution right there).

Protect the money, govt backed money, backed with national oil and mineral reserves (the contracts to mine such ore and fuel is worth more than gold).

 



Wed, 02/13/2013 - 00:15 | 3239496 Northern Lights
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Gun Control and a Gun Registry?????

Attention all ZH'er's.  The Federal Liberal Government of Canada introduced a gun registry in Canada about 10 years ago.  Cost to the Canadian taxpayer was in the billions.

It did ZERO in reducing the amount of gun crime here.

Why?????

Because criminals don't register their guns!!!!

Goggle this and you'll find what a waste of money it was here.  Took a Conservative Government to come in with a Majority and get rid of it just last year.

 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 00:28 | 3239516 notadouche
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I can't wait for all the mind reading, lie detecting equipment to be perfected and used against the people because we will then turn it on every politician every single time they address the people with ridiculous dejavu speeches and the blind will finally see all the bullshit flying in the oval office and on capitol hill.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 00:39 | 3239535 imapopulistnow
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On reflection, it could have been much worse.  Obama gets it about 25%, which is about 25% more than when he started. 

Reducing the corporate tax rates, more free trade agreements, accelerated oil and gas permits, more R&D investments, those technology hub thingys, more H1B visas.....at least it is something to work with.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 00:42 | 3239540 notadouche
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Well it's not so much what he says but what he actually does.  Thus far the track record blows.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 01:04 | 3239571 Sizzurp
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I'll paraphrase the speech:

"What we need to do is confiscate the property of the producers and turn it over to the moochers, and a bunch of my crony friends too."

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 04:32 | 3239707 lakecity55
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SOTU:

Forward Soviet!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 04:33 | 3239709 smart girl
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Al Queda responsible for 9/11? Now that's hysterical.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 05:08 | 3239718 TWSceptic
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Doug Casey was absolutely right. It's incredible that every good thing he promises is EXACTLY the opposite of what will happen.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 08:33 | 3239846 Racer
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You beat me to it...

oh apart from the cybersecurity bit of course.... must watch the sheeple for any signs of rebellion so they can be 'taken out'

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 08:32 | 3239845 MyBrothersKeeper
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Inflation indexed wages??  Wait, I thought there was no inflation according to gov't.  Wage supression is caused by one thing:  lack of competition.  The biggest inhibitor to competition is gov't.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 09:23 | 3239938 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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It is looking more and more like it is time to expatriate out of this shithole...

 

Any ex-pats here, and any advice they might want to offer either publicly or privately?

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