Obama On America's Drought: Blame Congress

Tyler Durden's picture

Last week Obama insinuated that in the aftermath of the "amazing" post-bankruptcy GM recovery, his next plan is to bailout, well, everyone: "I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back... Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry." Also, as it appears, the Bailout'er-In-Chief has taken the saying "make it rain" a little too close to heart, and is now taking the worst drought in decades as a personal central planning challenge. Just because he can. There is one thing preventing him for bailing out US farmers: that thing apparently is evil congress. From his weekly address: "This is an all hands on deck response...  But my administration can't do it alone. Congress needs to do its part too. They need to pass a farm bill that not only helps farmers and ranchers respond to these kinds of disasters, but also makes necessary reforms and gives them certainly year round.... So call your members of congress, write them an email and tell them that now is the time to come together and get this done. Too many Americans are suffering right now to let politics get in the way." All righty then GOP - you heard the president: stop blocking the man who would end the drought if not for your disturbing lack of faith, and vote promptly for "Let's All Make It Rain: It's Only Fair" bill. How else can the systematic bailout of everyone and everything proceed as planned?

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Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

"Strung out on weed?" Get fucked, meth, opiates, coke, crack; these will string people out. "Strung out on weed?" You oviously live in Babylon, and can't see what''s around you. Pot smokers are everywhere, and you would never know. Good luck on anything without the stoners, we're the glue.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

I didn't smoke this all myself, I had help man.... Others helped me smoke it.

Tom Green Swedish's picture

You don't think pot makes people stupid?  Where have you been. Look at Obama. The guy is braindeed.



AldousHuxley's picture

seriously ...stop blaming obama. he is doing what he gets paid.....by lobbysts. and he will do what you want him to do when you give him your money....


american middle class must get politically active and start milking the system for themselves. create a lobby, donate some money, and support any candidate who will improve the lives of majority of middle class americans not the poor not the rich.

Precious's picture

Fucking Daniel Webster.  You're the glue?  More like "huffing" glue -- batshit doucebag.  You're probably smoking some pansy ass stems your mother grows in her bathroom window.  Nobody gives a shit.  You don't know the difference.

AldousHuxley's picture

as soon as huffingtonpost got popular, big media bought it out to control it.

 it is full of shit media now instead of focusing on the real issues.

Freddie's picture

Throw the TV out.  This will keep your kids from being brainwashed by The Matrix.  Ditto Hollywood's shit.

LMAOLORI's picture




"You got it backwards. The old are paying for the young, and this moron in office has them so bollixed up with lies and bullshit, I can smell the stink from here."


I don't know why so many junked you I would bet they didn't give it much thought because our government has been Looting Social Security for years ($2.7 Trillion so far) so you are correct the people who are about to retire are paying for the young. Social Security holds more of our debt then China and for the first time in history they will get back less then they were FORCED to pay in. 

You are also correct about them being bollixed up with lies since obama's reduction in the payroll tax ($166 Billion)) hurt Social Security even more. 

Social Security is a wedge issue IMO some of you WHINE about the Senior's wanting the money back they were forced to pay in yet you WHINE about a corrupt government and corrupt bankers at the same time advocating theft from Seniors.  By LAW our government is obligated to pay it back. Many of you act like it's the Senior's stealing from you. Social Security is an entirely self funded program paid for by Employers/Employee's not the government. Social Security cannot deficit spend by LAW.  When/if it doesn't have enough funds it will have to cut benefits.

The TRUTH About Who Really Owns All Of America's Debt


Social Security Trust Fund

Percent of US Debt that they own: 19%


Percent of US Debt that they own: 8%

in full http://www.businessinsider.com/who-owns-us-debt-2011-7?op=1

Those of you who think it's anything less then theft not to return the funds are no better then those you WHINE about i.e, the corrupt govt. or the bankers.  It is a DEBT just like any other debt and every debt is someone's elses assets in this case the Seniors. The people who set it up and the politicians who Looted it they are the problem yet they have successfully misdirected the anger.

"Here's how it works: For nearly three decades Social Security produced big surpluses, collecting more in taxes than it paid in benefits. The government, however, spent that money on other programs, reducing the amount it had to borrow from the public, including foreign investors. That's why some advocates complain that Congress has "raided" Social Security.

In return, the Treasury Department issued special bonds to Social Security. The bonds are now valued at $2.7 trillion. They are accounted for in two Social Security trust funds, one for the retirement program and one for the disability program.

The bonds pay interest like other Treasury notes and are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government."

Honestly I believe Social Security was unconstitutional to begin with & I am not saying Social Security is unlike a Ponzi Scheme but that isn't the fault of the people who paid into it, that's the fault of the Politicians who set it up and lack of leadership to fix it or dismantle it.  

Freewheelin Franklin's picture

Fact is young is paying for crimes of the old.


True. But they are the ones that are defending them. I'm 46. End those fucking programs. Just give me back the money I put in, and my former employers contributed on my behalf. I don't want the young to have to take care of me when I'm old. They are the ones that want to ram it down my throat, and fuck everybody over in the process.

AldousHuxley's picture

boomer's parents are the ones who took more than they put in because of advances in medical technology.


social security is projected to run out in 2035 right when last of baby boomers hit 80.


and look at all those old farts blaming the young.




Paul Ryan's proposal is anyone over 55 won't be affected with social security cut.....he is selling out the young for benefit of old who are going to die in 20 years anyway.

Tom Green Swedish's picture

The Department of Homeland Security, who uses only green card statistics, says that there were 1.3 million immigrants in 2006, however if you include all other forms of immigration, the average would be about 1.8 million each year.


And you ask why young people have such a hard time finding work.  Ask the government.  But Obama is busy creating new jobs for some fruckers from India and Mexico.  I suppose this is Generation Y's fault right?  When I was in my twenty's with a college degree I couldn't find work. I had to end up working with a bunch of illegal aliens.  It wasn't a hard job but they drove the price down bigtime.  I'm sure some of those kids would love to have that job now but they can't.  The government is letting the 1.5 million people in the country a year on work permits. Do these people create jobs?  Not as many as you would think.  So there you have it.  Now not only do you have to create 1.5 million more jobs for these people but 1.5 million jobs for new job entrants who should be entitled to those jobs. This system is crazy. 


Washington: At least 30,000 Indians would be among the 1.76 million undocumented illegal immigrants who would benefit from US President Barack Obama's new policy to defer deportation of illegal immigrants for two years, a new study said.


AldousHuxley's picture

democrats import labor....cheapen labor with more supply.

republicans outsource to foreign countries completely....permanently move away.


nobody wins except owners of this country.

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture


I'm 46. End those fucking programs. Just give me back the money I put in, and my former employers contributed on my behalf. I don't want the young to have to take care of me when I'm old.


Too late. You aren't going to get back what you put in. Depending on what the following article means by "workers who have paid" (do they include the employer contribution in this figure) you may not see a single penny of the employer contribution.


Social Security not deal it once was for workers

WASHINGTON — People retiring today are part of the first generation of workers who have paid more in Social Security taxes during their careers than they will receive in benefits after they retire. It's a historic shift that will only get worse for future retirees, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

A married couple retiring last year after both spouses earned average lifetime wages paid about $598,000 in Social Security taxes during their careers. They can expect to collect about $556,000 in benefits, if the man lives to 82 and the woman lives to 85, according to a 2011 study by the Urban Institute, a Washington think tank.



Tom Green Swedish's picture

There is a program where immigrants get to collect Social Security when they are not entitled to it. This is part of the problem.  Government is on crack.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Nobody is paying for anything with trillion dollar deficits. You missed that part?


AldousHuxley's picture

well government spends so much on war that they need to spend all they collect in taxes (50% of your slave labor) AND they need to borrow from China....


It is like slave holder borrowing more money because he is so stupid, wasteful that he can't profit from slave labor only.

FreedomGuy's picture

It is the same thing that will happen with Gen Y, Z, AA, ZZ, etc. It will go broke. The only difference is when. Socialism will always fail. The question is what will replace it and that is where they need to be smart.

AldousHuxley's picture

communism failed because corrupt leaders took over and abused their power.

capitalism failed because corrupt banksters took over and abused their power.

socialism failed because corrupt bureaucrats took over and abused their power.



systems fail when top people abuse their power. best policy is to limit CONCENTRATION OF POWER.

FreedomGuy's picture

Finally! Someone else gets it. The problem is the power paired up with human nature.

Calmyourself's picture

Vote suppression, mood modification, professional downers bought and paid for, their presence has increased over the last 2 months especially, ignore them  We make fun of the bamster becasue he is an idiot, just an idiot with better packaging than the second moron in chief biteme,  make me stop..

Precious's picture

They have to read the posts and comments in order to junk. It's the first time they ever learned something useful.

fonzannoon's picture

One of my buddies I caught up with over the weekend works for one of the biggest accounting firms. He said that these firms now have job fairs for the parents of these kids. The fkin kids don't even show up. The parents show up with resumes for the kids and pitch their kids. These firms cater to this. Blew my mind...

Precious's picture

"Just open a brokerage account with minimum $500k and your son has a job here, maam."

fonzannoon's picture

 The awesome part about it is they (the big banks/brokerage houses) hire these kids now as 1099, Independant contractors. No benefits, hourly pay to start.  It's interesting watching these big financial firms eat their young. They have no problem with it. The kids are too stupid to understand they are on the menu.

Precious's picture

Cheaper than college tuition, more insights on debauchery.

nmewn's picture


A pussy in every pot...lol.

Freewheelin Franklin's picture

There is a new type of ZH crew on here lately.


Yes, I know the type. I deal with them on FB all the time. It's either "you can't own property", or, "logic is not truth, there is no truth, and there is no logic". All kinds of fucked up shit like that. Emotional little creatures that can't form a logically reasoned argument to get out of a wet paper bag. I just hope I'm dead before these assholes run the world. Or maybe, they just might learn a few things between now and then.

Freewheelin Franklin's picture

Seriously. Every once in a while there are some really good discussions. It's almost worth putting up with all the assholes.


And besides, I'm a God on FB.

Skateboarder's picture

You're either trolling or you have no soul. People who think FB's alright have no soul.

Freddie's picture

Seriously - FB, TV, Hollywood & the Newsmedia are all The Matrix shit run by the elites.  Get that crap out of your life.  Facef**k is a CIA/NSA mole op.  Ditto Google, Yahoo and the other crap.

BeetleBailey's picture

Yep...they are poorly paid trolls fonz....dumb as the day as long....a Russian August day...norht of the Artic Circle long...

Check out other idiot "news" sources such as the lame "Newser" if you really want to see a bunch of rubes.

Total 100% lame brain horse shit. They think Pelosi is the best legislator ever, and Obama is so cool.

Look at the 5 arrows (and counting) down you got; it's from them; the Obamazombie idiots, devoid of any facts, and spoon-fed from the MSM.

Ignore the assholes.

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

They're not paid. They find their way here after ZH is mentioned at Huffington or Kos. They think they're doing God's work, sans God.

nmewn's picture

Correct, they are not paid.

Where's my free stuff?

Up twinkles Ocutards ;-)

Sauk Leader's picture

I thought I was going crazy. Where is the Old Indian, the Doc and Sheep?

mktfizx's picture

Only way to "ensure the farmers' success" is to nationalize the farmland, equipment, and crops?  Then pay subsidies to farmers weather they produce or not?  Maybe pay certain farmers not to farm?

El Oregonian's picture

Did zerO say "Draught" which I already thought he had a "Beer Summit" with the cop he dist, or was that he was "Distraught" over his lack of leadership?

Boy, this commie Marxist can sure be confusing sometimes.

MrSteve's picture

Youse guys shud know dis is street code talk for getting a rainmaker, ya know, like Tony Rezko. He made a nice home deal in Hyde Park rain on the Obamas but now Tony is in the lockup. He messed up wid da Guv, dat whole mess.


Rainmakers, just help da O pay for one now, you'll be OK wid dat. OK? Donn be stupit now.

HedgeHammer's picture

Guess no one has ever heard of Crop Insurance. Not to mention all the farm assisitance plus paying farmers not to grow crops or develope any of their farm land. Sure lets add some more bullshit into the mix.

Disenchanted's picture



"There is one thing preventing him for bailing out US mega corporate farmers: that thing apparently is evil congress."




Don't worry the Prez and his fascist* cohorts in Congress will come together 'to save' Cargill, Monsanto, ADM and the rest of their ilk. The little unincorporated family farmers(those few that are left) who don't 'have connections' are fucked.




1. dictatorial movement: any movement, ideology, or attitude that favors dictatorial government, centralized control of private enterprise, repression of all opposition, and extreme nationalism


In the current US situation the 'private enterprise'(large corporations) have bought and paid for the government, and it is they and their political minions doing the centralized controlling

AldousHuxley's picture

This is how the US government worked almost 100 years ago:


"Mr. Smith goes to Washington"


This is how the most powerful government works today:



Legalized Corruption of Government Exposed by Abramoff
jekyll island's picture

People look at me crosseyed when I say I am considering voting for Obama.  I have full faith and confidence in his ability to spend us into bankruptcy and drive the bus over the cliff.  Politicians will not have the balls to make the changes needed to "save" the US, so just go ahead and break it, take the pitchfork up your ass and then we can get on to the real recovery.  Obama in 2012.  I have approved this message.