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dirtbag

climber
Mar 12, 2014 - 10:59am PT
Coward^^^^


philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 12, 2014 - 11:21am PT
Meanwhile in reality...
Lyin Ryan aka Plagiarizin' Paul is blaming Poverty on lazy inner city men.
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/03/12/3394871/ryan-poverty-inner-city/

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) previewed his upcoming legislative proposals for reforming America’s poverty programs during an appearance on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America Wednesday, hinting that he would focus on creating work requirements for men “in our inner cities” and dealing with the “real culture problem” in these communities. “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with,” he said.
Ryan also cited Charles Murray, a conservative social scientist who believes African-Americans are, as a population, less intelligent than whites due to genetic differences and that poverty remains a national problem because “a lot of poor people are born lazy.”
Ryan’s comments come a week after he released a 204-page report analyzing the effectiveness of the nation’s anti-poverty programs 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a national War on Poverty. The former GOP vice presidential candidate, who argues that federal anti-poverty programs have contributed to the nation’s high poverty rate and “created what’s known as the poverty trap,” is expected to offer reforms to the programs in his upcoming FY 2015 budget.
“[W]e want people to reach their potential and so the dignity of work is very valuable and important and we have to re-emphasize work and reform our welfare programs, like we did in 1996,” Ryan told Bennett. Listen:
Numerous anti-poverty initiatives already include work requirements, particularly long-term unemployment insurance and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Other programs, such as Head Start, allow parents to go to work while their children attend education programs.
Work requirements have yet to significantly reduce poverty, particularly during a downturn economy. While Ryan touts the success of lowering the number of people on welfare after 1996, poverty has actually increased since the recession and the number of families whose incomes are below half the poverty line (less than $12,000 a year for a family of four) is actually higher now than it was when Congress and President Bill Clinton enacted welfare reform. Welfare’s rigid work requirements improved employment among single mothers initially, but those rates started to decline by 2001, once the economy went into recession. The work provisions also pressure some women to abandon the higher education that could lead to upward mobility in favor of lower-paying jobs that meet the law’s standards.
But Ryan is prepared to double down on the welfare reforms of the mid-90s. “When you question this war on poverty, you get all the criticisms from adherents to the status quo who just don’t want to see anything change,” Ryan said. “We got to have the courage to face that down, just as we did in the welfare reform of the late 1990s and if we succeeded we can help resuscitate this culture and get people back to work.”
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 12, 2014 - 12:04pm PT
"most transparent administration...evah!"


http://freebeacon.com/report-agencies-failing-at-foia/


i'm sure they have nothing to hide


hopenchange
dirtbag

climber
Mar 12, 2014 - 12:28pm PT
Coward^^^^
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Mar 12, 2014 - 12:38pm PT
President Barack Obama is struggling to overcome widespread pessimism about the economy and deep frustration with Washington, notching the lowest job-approval ratings of his presidency in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

The stock market is roaring.

Unemployment is down.

GDP continues to increase at a healthy rate.

Yet Obama has the lowest job approval numbers, ever.

Hmm.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 12, 2014 - 01:05pm PT
Really...a new low...don't think so.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/11/obama-approval_n_4945279.html
Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 12, 2014 - 01:28pm PT
Watching presidential approval ratings indicates a need for better hobbies, but while I'm here illustrating that very point, I'll just note that:

Obama's current approval rating equals the average (49%) for all 2 term presidents since Truman in their 21st quarter of office. Numbers like approval ratings mean absolutely nothing without considering where they fall in the data distribution.

I'm really not sure what the intended ZING! was supposed to be here, but I'd inflate my next party balloon with different stuff - this one falls a bit flat.
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Mar 12, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 12, 2014 - 01:41pm PT
LOL. Good one, Chief!

Course, I'm kinda glad we've got the third guy, with all his foibles, rather than either of the other two psychopaths.

If killin' is what you're after in a leader - it seems like Obama's been pretty damn efficient at it.

Late bloomer, I reckon.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Mar 12, 2014 - 02:01pm PT
Republicans prefer low to mediocre intellect with alcoholism for their leaders.


Personally I think smoking Pot is a prerequisite for any leader.

Check out da real situashan

The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Mar 12, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
If killin' is what you're after in a leader -it seems like Obama's been pretty damn efficient at it.

Please do tell who Obama has personally terminated with any kind of weapon.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 12, 2014 - 02:18pm PT
I still await someone offering an example of Obama attempting to reach across the aisle in a way other than accepting unconditional surrender. This far, all I've gotten are examples of how one would go about sabotaging bipartisan cooperation.

John

P.S. Take your time. I have real work to do today.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Mar 12, 2014 - 02:39pm PT
here you go, John E

surprised you are so damn blinded by your partisan hate and bias you can't "google"

http://www.policymic.com/articles/22662/5-ways-obama-tries-to-work-with-republicans-and-is-rejected

quick John, point out its only one source!

http://blogs.ajc.com/cynthia-tucker/2010/10/15/obama-tried-too-hard-to-work-with-republicans/

ok, "counselor", call them "liars" or make some denigrating crap about the "source"

horses's ass
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Mar 12, 2014 - 02:46pm PT



Tvash

climber
Seattle

Mar 12, 2014 - 10:28am PT
Watching presidential approval ratings indicates a need for better hobbies, but while I'm here illustrating that very point, I'll just note that:

Obama's current approval rating equals the average (49%) for all 2 term presidents since Truman in their 21st quarter of office. Numbers like approval ratings mean absolutely nothing without considering where they fall in the data distribution.

I'm really not sure what the intended ZING! was supposed to be here, but I'd inflate my next party balloon with different stuff - this one falls a bit flat.

Love the irony.

Thanks.
Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 12, 2014 - 03:40pm PT
Where's Andie Jackson when ya need im, uh Chief?

"having personally taken a life" as a selection criterion for President. I gotta say, that's a new one for me. I'd say Jackson's in rarefied company there.

Not much of a killer myself. Unintended consequences n all, plus that pesky moral/karma issue. Don't think our wars have worked out very well in the past 60 years or so. Back in the day when they did, however - its seems like the commanders in chief who beat fascism hadn't personally kilt anyone either. Pussy Dems, every one.
Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 12, 2014 - 04:04pm PT
If you're looking for Killer Leaders to admire in the modern era - Iran's I'm a Dinner Jacket was a 'finisher' (the guy with the head-shot pistol) for firing squads during the Islamic Revolution. I know, right? The guy looks like a pipsqueak, but he's Hell on Wheels with a 9 mil!

Plus…what if Putitang or Netshisname haven't actually killed anyone? How far would their stars fall in your eyes, Chief?
jammer

climber
Mar 12, 2014 - 04:37pm PT

Obama's current approval rating equals the average (49%) for all 2 term presidents since Truman in their 21st quarter of office. Numbers like approval ratings mean absolutely nothing without considering where they fall in the data distribution.

And you would also need to take into account any relevant circumstances, such as an utter obstructionist standpoint on the part of the opposition. The GOP simply could not be doing any more to incite division and dissension than they already are without looking stupid to their own constituents. They are right on the line as it is. This kind of thing is unprecedented. Scrub that bias off and you are left with an extremely effective president with an approval rating soaring at the high end of the curve. Seriously, the GOP is f*#ked. Stupid people simply have yet to realize this...
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Mar 12, 2014 - 05:04pm PT
what if Putitang or Netshisname haven't actually killed anyone...

Just shows your complete ignorance as to those two individuals backgrounds truly are.

But do continue with your, what ever it you call it.


Typical for the Lib brigade here and throughout our nation. SO you do fit right in just fine.

Here is a little tid bit on the Netshisname:

After graduating from high school in 1967, Netanyahu returned to Israel to enlist in the IDF. He trained as a combat soldier and became a team leader in an elite special forces unit of the IDF, Sayeret Matkal. He took part in numerous cross-border assault raids during the 1969–70 War of Attrition. He was involved in many other missions, including Operation Inferno (1968), and the rescue of the hijacked Sabena Flight 571 in May 1972 in which he was shot in the shoulder.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu
Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 12, 2014 - 05:08pm PT
No need to skew the data in Obama's favor. Past presidents faced their own set of political hurdles. The unmassaged data speaks for itself: nothing to see here.

Assumption (implying an approval rating is low when, in fact, its normal) or misuse (see above) of statistics is Propaganda 101.

What Sketch did, in actuality- is to outline how good a job the adminstration's done with regards to the economy - then back that up with a perfectly nornal, boring even, approval rating. I recognize the intent - nobody likes Obama no matter what so if you do...hey, I don't get the intent either, but suffice to say it missed that mystery target.
John M

climber
Mar 12, 2014 - 05:10pm PT
I still await someone offering an example of Obama attempting to reach across the aisle in a way other than accepting unconditional surrender. This far, all I've gotten are examples of how one would go about sabotaging bipartisan cooperation.

This is such a dishonest and disingenuous request. Could you name one time Bush reached across the aisle? I doubt it, and whatever you say could be disputed and disagreed with, so what good would an example be?

My example. What is called Obamacare is primarily a GOP plan. Most of the basis came from the GOP. The GOP even accused the dems of stealing their plan. So much was conceded to the GOP.

I still find it disgusting what members of the right have done in regards to lying about Obamacare. It seems lying is now simply accepted among the GOP.
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