But we can’t ask senior citizens and working families to shoulder the entire burden of deficit reduction while asking nothing more from the wealthiest and most powerful. We won’t grow the middle class simply by shifting the cost of health care or college onto families that are already struggling, or by forcing communities to lay off more teachers, cops, and firefighters. Most Americans – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – understand that we can’t just cut our way to prosperity. They know that broad-based economic growth requires a balanced approach to deficit reduction, with spending cuts and revenue, and with everybody doing their fair share. And that’s the approach I offer tonight.
I'm tired of having this argument about the rich. I'm tired of posting the facts and figures about how much the rich ACTUALLY pay. So I'll just point you to the recent brouhaha over golfer Phil Mickelson and his plans to leave California because when you include state and federal taxes...he only gets to keep about 45 cents out of every dollar he makes. Yeah, I know he does well money wise but why should that large a percentage of his income go to the government? No Seriously...WHY?! He works hard for that money so why shouldn't he be allowed to keep as much as possible? Oh because some asshole trying to make him/herself rich at the expense of people who actually work their asses off like Phil, says so? Don't think so. You want to play that game? Obama? Pelosi? Reid etc etc? Okay fine..I can play you one better. I need a harem. Hand over your wives and daughters...it's only fair after all. *snort* Economic growth requires a balanced approach? Oh you mean raise EVERYONES taxes? That's what I thought you said. Revenue comes from We the People. You know...the folks who pay your wholly unearned salary and pay for your extravagant vacations and dances and security and the house you live in and the food you eat etc etc? However...we don't HAVE a revenue problem. What we have a problem with is a president and a congress that spend money like a sailor in a whorehouse! The difference being that when the SAILOR runs out of money..he goes home!
On Medicare, I’m prepared to enact reforms that will achieve the same amount of health care savings by the beginning of the next decade as the reforms proposed by the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission. Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health care costs. The reforms I’m proposing go even further. We’ll reduce taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies and ask more from the wealthiest seniors. We’ll bring down costs by changing the way our government pays for Medicare, because our medical bills shouldn’t be based on the number of tests ordered or days spent in the hospital – they should be based on the quality of care that our seniors receive. And I am open to additional reforms from both parties, so long as they don’t violate the guarantee of a secure retirement. Our government shouldn’t make promises we cannot keep – but we must keep the promises we’ve already made.
Oh so you're prepared to enact reforms that will achieve savings in health care in a decade? So just what are you planning on doing in that 10years? No seriously. I want to know. We don't need savings in the budget and spending and healthcare in 10years. We need it right fucking now, you double talking con artist! Already the Affordable Care Act is raising costs, causing doctors to quit rather than deal with the nightmare you passed and those that are staying are in many cases no longer accepting medicare/medicaid; because the government while fast to spend money is notoriously slow about paying it's goddamn bills. "ask more from the wealthiest seniors" Oh and here I thought it was the Republicans that wanted to throw granny and gramps off a cliff. Thanks for showing your true colors and proving you really don't give a shit about anyone. *golf clap* Well Done . Oh, Incompetent Child Who Would Be King. If medical bills shouldn't be based on the number of tests done and services rendered and procedures performed, then what pray tell should they be based on. Please, tell us. You with your DECADES of medical experience and medical school doctorate. Tell us. What is our medical bill going to be based on. How many times you can sit, cross your legs, hold your breath, cross your eyes and fart? You and the government have been writing checks with my money, my parents money, my friends money and everyone elses and then defaulting on the loan. I'm going to file a lien on federal property one of these days I swear.
To hit the rest of our deficit reduction target, we should do what leaders in both parties have already suggested, and save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions for the well-off and well-connected. After all, why would we choose to make deeper cuts to education and Medicare just to protect special interest tax breaks? How is that fair? How does that promote growth?
Actually Junior Space Cadet Obama, we don't need to get rid of loopholes and deductions. We need to get rid of the entire tax code and replace it with either a flat tax or a consumption/national sales tax. Then we need to pass a change to the rules that states that any monies raised are all the monies the government has to run on. No more than that...not a dime. No more borrowing money from the, among other people, the Chinese.
Here take a listen to this guy...he says it more eloquently than I do. Wellll...depending on your definition of eloquent..
You hear him? Balance the fuckin budget B!
Need to balance the budget but lets give federal workers a pay raise
Anyone else see the logic disconnect in this? Let alone the mathematical deficiencies?
Now is our best chance for bipartisan, comprehensive tax reform that encourages job creation and helps bring down the deficit. The American people deserve a tax code that helps small businesses spend less time filling out complicated forms, and more time expanding and hiring; a tax code that ensures billionaires with high-powered accountants can’t pay a lower rate than their hard-working secretaries; a tax code that lowers incentives to move jobs overseas, and lowers tax rates for businesses and manufacturers that create jobs right here in America. That’s what tax reform can deliver. That’s what we can do together.Let me repeat...toss out the current tax code and have a flat tax or consumption tax. No credits, no exemptions for anything. EVERYONE pays the exact same percentage.
I realize that tax reform and entitlement reform won’t be easy. The politics will be hard for both sides. None of us will get 100 percent of what we want. But the alternative will cost us jobs, hurt our economy, and visit hardship on millions of hardworking Americans. So let’s set party interests aside, and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future. And let’s do it without the brinksmanship that stresses consumers and scares off investors. The greatest nation on Earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. Let’s agree, right here, right now, to keep the people’s government open, pay our bills on time, and always uphold the full faith and credit of the United States of America. The American people have worked too hard, for too long, rebuilding from one crisis to see their elected officials cause another.
Now, most of us agree that a plan to reduce the deficit must be part of our agenda. But let’s be clear: deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. A growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs – that must be the North Star that guides our efforts. Every day, we should ask ourselves three questions as a nation: How do we attract more jobs to our shores? How do we equip our people with the skills needed to do those jobs? And how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent living?
A year and a half ago, I put forward an American Jobs Act that independent economists said would create more than one million new jobs. I thank the last Congress for passing some of that agenda, and I urge this Congress to pass the rest. Tonight, I’ll lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework both parties agreed to just 18 months ago. Let me repeat – nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. It’s not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth.
Hey B? Anyone ever tell you that you sound like a broken record? Shut up and stop repeating yourself...it's annoying. Oh and NO as a matter of fact you're proposals are NOT paid for. Seeing as how you've spent over 2 trillion dollars in actual revenue and BORROWED another 1.3 trillion dollars this past year. Just where the fuck is the money for these proposals going to come from? Oh I konw...that magic unicorn you've got locked up in the basement of the treasury is going to vomit piles of money and shit precious gems in all the colors of the rainbow. Yeah that's it!
Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.
After shedding jobs for more than 10 years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three. Caterpillar is bringing jobs back from Japan. Ford is bringing jobs back from Mexico. After locating plants in other countries like China, Intel is opening its most advanced plant right here at home. And this year, Apple will start making Macs in America again.
Lets see...right now they are hiring a whopping 30 people. If and when the million square foot facility gets up to full production it will have 1400 workers...but that won't be until after the first of the year in 2014 according to catepillars own schedule!
|March 2013||Building Occupancy|
|June 2013||First Pilot Build (MHE308)|
|August 2013||Second Pilot Build|
|October 2013||Pre-production Start up 308|
|November 2013||Grand Opening|
|January 2014||First Shipment|
|March 2014||Production MHE 305, 305.5|
|July 2014||Production MHE 303.5, 304|
|February 2015||STTT D3-D5K2|
I don't know how they are going to afford all this though because...
Catepillar financial link..
Ooopsies at their Chinese subsidiary
Perhaps he meant this Finnish firm purchasing former ford transmission plant.
Which will create "hundreds of jobs"
Or perhaps he meant the deal Ford made with his union buddies to create another couple hundred jobs at a plant in Ohio. Whoopy Shit Sherlock.
Intel Jobs? Perhaps he's mistaking Ireland for the US.
Notice this disconnect..." Apple's plans to move some Mac production to the U.S. The company is investing $100 million on this venture, Cook said." Yet if you read the article behind the durp, they are spending $4 BILLION dollars to create jobs in and a plant in Ireland. *snort*
There are things we can do, right now, to accelerate this trend. Last year, we created our first manufacturing innovation institute in Youngstown, Ohio. A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. There’s no reason this can’t happen in other towns. So tonight, I’m announcing the launch of three more of these manufacturing hubs, where businesses will partner with the Departments of Defense and Energy to turn regions left behind by globalization into global centers of high-tech jobs. And I ask this Congress to help create a network of fifteen of these hubs and guarantee that the next revolution in manufacturing is Made in America.
thwack! Pay Attention you mental midget. YOU meaning the government, DOES. NOT. CREATE. JOBS. Got it? Somehow I suspect that went in one ear and out the other. Not surprising since there is nothing but air space, in that place where your brain is supposed to be.
If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas. Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s; developing drugs to regenerate damaged organs; devising new material to make batteries ten times more powerful. Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race. And today, no area holds more promise than our investments in American energy.
After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future. We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years. We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas, and the amount of renewable energy we generate from sources like wind and solar – with tens of thousands of good, American jobs to show for it. We produce more natural gas than ever before – and nearly everyone’s energy bill is lower because of it. And over the last four years, our emissions of the dangerous carbon pollution that threatens our planet have actually fallen.
Uhmmm...yeah. That's why you've curtailed offshore drilling, and basically killed the XL pipeline while funneling money to your compaign contributors to piss away on things that don't work at the moment. Here's a hint. if the demand is there the free market...in others we the people, will funnel the money to those ventures ourselves by investing in those companies. It's not for you to decide, Oh Mr Dumbo Ears.
But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. Yes, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods – all are now more frequent and intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science – and act before it’s too late.
*facepalm* anyone ever notice that it's ALWAYS for the sake of the children when he and the government suggests stripping us of our rights and/or raping us for more money?
The good news is, we can make meaningful progress on this issue while driving strong economic growth. I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.
Four years ago, other countries dominated the clean energy market and the jobs that came with it. We’ve begun to change that. Last year, wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in America. So let’s generate even more. Solar energy gets cheaper by the year – so let’s drive costs down even further. As long as countries like China keep going all-in on clean energy, so must we.
In the meantime, the natural gas boom has led to cleaner power and greater energy independence. That’s why my Administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits. But I also want to work with this Congress to encourage the research and technology that helps natural gas burn even cleaner and protects our air and water.
Indeed, much of our new-found energy is drawn from lands and waters that we, the public, own together. So tonight, I propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an Energy Security Trust that will drive new research and technology to shift our cars and trucks off oil for good. If a non-partisan coalition of CEOs and retired generals and admirals can get behind this idea, then so can we. Let’s take their advice and free our families and businesses from the painful spikes in gas prices we’ve put up with for far too long. I’m also issuing a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years. The states with the best ideas to create jobs and lower energy bills by constructing more efficient buildings will receive federal support to help make it happen.
America’s energy sector is just one part of an aging infrastructure badly in need of repair. Ask any CEO where they’d rather locate and hire: a country with deteriorating roads and bridges, or one with high-speed rail and internet; high-tech schools and self-healing power grids. The CEO of Siemens America – a company that brought hundreds of new jobs to North Carolina – has said that if we upgrade our infrastructure, they’ll bring even more jobs. And I know that you want these job-creating projects in your districts. I’ve seen you all at the ribbon-cuttings.
Tonight, I propose a “Fix-It-First” program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country. And to make sure taxpayers don’t shoulder the whole burden, I’m also proposing a Partnership to Rebuild America that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most: modern ports to move our goods; modern pipelines to withstand a storm; modern schools worthy of our children. Let’s prove that there is no better place to do business than the United States of America. And let’s start right away.
Oh my dear fluffy lord. Climate Change? Nope. Sorry it's called a natural process. You can not stop it! It's going to happen one way or the other, no matter what we do. You do realize you egotisical, sociopathic, meglomaniacal horses ass that on the geological and planetary scale of things, we are no more than bugs to be squashed by the Earth itself? Something the earth excels at doing by the way. The Global Warming, sorry Climate Change hysteria is just that. Hysteria driven by fear. Fear driven by unscrupulous feces and blood covered douchebags like your buddy Algore. You remember Al Gore don't you folks? Former Vice President, Creator of the Internet, Owner of a firm that sells "Carbon Credits" that makes him fucktons of money while he pollutes the planet flying around in his private jets, limos, and living in energy sucking mansions? Oh and the guy who just sold his latest failing venture Current TV, to Al Jazeera? The propaganda machine for Islamic Jihadists everywhere. He could have kept it in American hands because Glen Beck offered to buy it from him...but instead Algore turned around and sold it to those supporters of honor killing, camel humping assbags...Al Jazeera. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy don't it?
Ask any CEO where they'd rather locate their company too. A place where they can be free to run their business as they see fit, pay their employees for the work they do without being extorted by your union buddies; and not be penalized with higher taxes and costs for being successful? Or Places where despite the shitty roads and conditions the goddamn governments by and large leave them alone?
A Fix it First program? WHERE is the money going to come from?! Oh yeah..I forgot...the Unicorn. Silly Me. *snort*
Leave We the People, alone and get the hell out of our way you duplicitous zombified donkey dick. So we can get back to the business of business, making money and making our beloved country prosperous again...oh and putting your arrogant ass and others, out of a job.
Remember TANSTAAFL and ...
I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.