Monthly Archives: January 2010

McDonnell Trumps Obama’s State of the Union Speech

Connie Hair By Connie Hair
01/28/2010

Speaking from the floor House of Delegates at the Virginia state capitol building in front of over 300 people, newly-inaugurated Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell delivered the Republican response to the President’s State of the Union Address last night. McDonnell was sworn in just 11 days ago after having received more votes for governor in his election last fall than any other gubernatorial candidate in Virginia history.

McDonnell stepped onto the national stage last night with great ease, articulating the conservative ideals and the common sense that Americans are eager to embrace after a long year of an unprecedented spending binge.

“Today, the federal government is simply trying to do too much,” McDonnell said in the speech. “Last year, we were told that massive new federal spending would create more jobs ‘immediately’ and hold unemployment below eight percent.” Continue reading

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Can’t We At Least Get a Toaster?

Ann CoulterBy Ann Coulter
01/27/2010

In the wake of the Massachusetts Miracle last week (“The other Boston Massacre”), President Obama adopted a populist mantle, claiming he was going to “fight” Wall Street. It was either that or win another Nobel Peace Prize.

Now the only question is which Goldman Sachs crony he’ll put in charge of this task.

If Obama plans to hold Wall Street accountable for its own bad decisions, it will be a first for the Democrats.

For the past two decades, Democrats have specialized in insulating financial giants from the consequences of their own high-risk bets. Citigroup and Goldman Sachs alone have been rescued from their risky bets by unwitting taxpayers four times in the last 15 years. Continue reading

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Top Democrats at war – with each other

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By Bob L. You mite not like my comments, it s like they say if the truth hurts, tough, but that is how I see it.

Top Democrats at war – with each other, I think it is with any one who gets in their way, if you have not noticed they think the Americans work for them, and we are to clean up up after them.

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POLITICO

By GLENN THRUSH & JOHN BRESNAHAN
1/27/10

President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be all smiles as the president arrives at the Capitol for his State of the Union speech Wednesday night, but the happy faces can’t hide relationships that are fraying and fraught.

The anger is most palpable in the House, where Pelosi and her allies believe Obama’s reluctance to stake his political capital on health care reform in mid-2009 contributed to the near collapse of negotiations now.

But sources say there are also signs of strain between Reid and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and relations between Democrats in the House and Democrats in the Senate are hovering between thinly veiled disdain and outright hostility.

In a display of contempt unfathomable in the feel-good days after Obama’s Inauguration, freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) stood up at a meeting with Pelosi last week to declare: “Reid is done; he’s going to lose” in November, according to three people who were in the room. Continue reading

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Obama’s goal: Get agenda moving, people believing

By Bob L.    How I see what is happening in this Country.

This should have been the TOP priority over any thing else, but no Obamacare, Climate change, and what ever else was more important then getting people back to work, that shows just how much he cares about the United States, his priority’s are for any other Country then here.

As far as believing, I don’t believe one thing that he is doing or trying to do, it is just a cover up like every thing else he does.

Until I see Companies come back to this Country then maybe, but until they bring taxes down to bring them back, it will never happen, look at states that lower their taxes, Companies move in, and why are taxes so high, I don’t know, or is it so much is spent on special interest programs that is to keep them happy.

It is just like schools, the three R s and training for jobs should be top priority, but they spend a lot of money on bowling, archery, you get the idea, other thing are more important, it should be if you want those programs then you pay for it your self, don’t make the taxpayer pay for it.
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AP
By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer
01/27/10

WASHINGTON – Facing a divided Congress and a dissatisfied nation, President Barack Obama will unveil a jobs-heavy agenda in his State of the Union address Wednesday, retooling his message more than his mission.

His goal: Get the economy, the confidence of voters and his own presidency on surer footing.

Obama’s speech will be underpinned by two themes — reassuring millions of Americans that he understands their struggles and convincing people that he is working to change Washington even as he finds himself working within its old political ways.

The 9 p.m. EST address has enormous stakes for Obama. He rode a tide of voter frustration into office and now is getting smacked by it himself. Continue reading

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Geithner, NY Fed defend actions on AIG payments

Reuters
By David Lawder and Glenn Somerville
01/27/2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner denied any role in disclosures about American International Group’s payments to banks and defended his decisions as New York Federal Reserve chief to pay full price to retire AIG credit default swaps.

Geithner, in prepared testimony for a much-anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday, said protracted demands for concessions from banks in late 2008 could have triggered devastating credit rating downgrades and brought AIG down, with “catastrophic” consequences for the U.S. economy.

Geithner’s testimony is widely seen as important for his future as Treasury chief. He has denied acting in the interests of specific institutions. Continue reading

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Job losses still going on despite what Government says

Wal-Mart to eliminate 11,500 jobs at Sam’s Club

AFP
Sun Jan 24

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Giant US retailer Wal-Mart announced this weekend that it will eliminate about 11,500 jobs at its Sam’s Club megastores in the United States. Full Story »

Ericsson to cut 1,500 more jobs as profit plunges

AP

Wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson AB on Monday said it will cut another 1,500 jobs this year after reporting a 92 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit as mobile operators slashed spending. Full Story »

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After 2008 scare, China finds more toxic milk products

Reuters
Reporting by Ralph Jennings; Editing by Ben Blanchard
Mon Jan 25

BEIJING (Reuters) – Authorities in southwestern China have ordered three batches of milk products off shelves because they contain a chemical that killed at least six children in 2008, causing global concern over the made-in-China brand.

The health department in Guizhou province stopped the sales of dairy products made by three Chinese companies, the state-run China Daily newspaper said. Continue reading

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Obama’s Inaugural Lies Exposed

By Susan Dale
01/19/2010

January 20, 2009 – President Obama made some big promises to the people. One year later has he kept his word? Let’s take a look at what he said and then what he did.

Barack Hussein Obama made a lot of promises during his two-year long campaign, and attempted to solidify these pledges in his inaugural address.  True, these promises took a softer form (some might call it pap) in his inaugural speech, but those who supported him and voted for him in 2008 understood what he was meant to do on their behalf.  This was, of course, before most of us, both on the left and on the right, knew what his real agenda was.

Well, has he delivered?

On his first day on the job, Barack Hussein Obama said about his administration:

“We will act, not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth:Continue reading

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The Lessons of Massachusetts

By Newt Gingrich
January 21, 2010

Scott Brown gave a great victory speech last night after a tremendous victory.

He is an attractive, articulate, courageous, hard working candidate.

He had the courage to serve for years in a small minority in the Massachusetts legislature.

He had the courage to serve for 20 years and become a lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts Army Reserve.

He had the courage to run for the Senate seat which no Republican has won since Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. in 1946 (in a state where the last Republican Senator, Ed Brooke, was elected in 1972).

He had the courage to run a positive, issues-oriented campaign (a lesson every Republican candidate should learn from this victory as well as the gubernatorial victories in Virginia and New Jersey).

Senator-elect Brown had the courage to cheerfully stick with his truck even under scornful ridicule from the President.

“The land of the free and the home of the brave” (as our national anthem suggests) has to start with bravery or it can’t remain free. Continue reading

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Obama: One Year and $1.8 Trillion Later

Rep. Paul Ryan By Rep. Paul Ryan
01/20/2010

As we mark the first anniversary of President Obama’s administration, it is clear that the reality of his agenda bears little resemblance to the hopeful vision most Americans had when he was inaugurated last January.

Without question, our nation faced a particularly difficult economic and fiscal situation at that time — the economic recession, mounting job losses, unrelenting health care costs, and the unsustainable path of Federal spending and looming entitlement crisis.

But instead of pursuing bipartisan solutions to tackle our most urgent domestic challenges, Washington’s Democratic leaders chose to go-it alone, exploiting Americans’ genuine economic anxieties to justify an explosion of Federal Government spending, intrusion and control. Continue reading

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