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Federal workers unhappy with wage freeze

New York Daily News reports anger at federal employee salary freeze.

Irate federal workers in New York had a few choice words for President Obama‘s decision Monday to freeze their wages for the next two years.

“That’s why Obama’s ratings are below [ex-President George W.] Bush’s, and that’s hard to be unless you’re Osama Bin Laden,” said Rosemarie Clemmens of Manhattan.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/11/30/2010-11-30_fed_workers_rage_over_wage_freeze.html#ixzz16mjloiX0

We are talking Manhattan, liberal Obama-loving NYC..

What is infuriating about this is our out-of-touch, arrogant president proposes this only After tripling the deficit and spending millions, if not billions, on trips to Spain and trips to India and every place else on the planet, playing golf and partying during the rare times he is actually in D. C., and now he wants to dump on citizens whether they be federal workers or old people.  The only way this would be acceptable is if he and all members of congress would take $1.00 per year for two years.  Then they could say they were true “public servants” and Obama would have his ever-lovin’ shared sacrifice.  Only then.

Posted:  11.30.10

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Another story from the foreign press on the Obama trip

Probably not since the days of the Pharaohs or the more ludicrous Roman Emperors has a head of state travelled in such pomp and expensive grandeur as the President of the United States of America.

While lesser mortals – the Pope, Queen Elizabeth and so on – are usually happy to let their hosts handle most of the security and transport arrangements when they venture beyond their home shores, the United States creates a mini-America on the move to ensure that nothing is left to chance.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326962/Obamas-India-visit-security-erect-bomb-proof-tunnel-Gandhi-museum.html#ixzz14X5cU7XT

A man walks with a camel past a sand sculpture depicting President Barack Obama ahead of Obama’s arrival to the country, in Puri

Here you go, Anderson.  Another story to debunk.  CNN must cover for the president at all cost.  Get those investigative reporters out of mothballs.  Had the American press and media done some reporting on this story, which is really important as to the cost and purpose of the trip with unemployment in the U. S. still at 9.6 percent, then we would not have to rely on the foreign press for details and pictures.   And a lot of fabulous pictures, too.  Make sure you keep Michele Bachmann honest now.  Oh, and by the way, have you been able to uncover some trip she is taking wasting tax payers money yet?  I didn’t think so.

Are the Obamas going into exile?  I’m beginning to wonder.  Better check on that, Andy.

Posted:  11.06.10

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American Idol or Amateur Hour?

“I do think in Washington, it’s a little bit like ‘American Idol’ except that everybody is Simon Cowell.”  Thus Sayeth Barack Obama.

Poor baby.

And just “how cool is it to be on Air Force One” Mr. President?  Pretty cool I would imagine.  Sounds like a conversation a couple of seven year olds would have, not a conversation with the President of the United States.  And then he insults the handicapped.

See the video clip here.

It’s time for President Obama to get back to Washington, D. C. and find out what the hell is going on.  How many days has he actually spent in D. C. since he took office?  Not very many.  Why in the world is he on the campaign trail?  He even said so himself — he wanted to talk to “voters.”  That’s the way he sees the American citizens, just votes.  Now is the time for this administration to stop being like little children.  The ball is clearly in his court.  Don’t forget, the democrats are in charge.  Or are they?  I’m beginning to think nobody is keeping the store.

And Timothy Tax Cheat Geithner was the only  person on the planet who President Obama could find to be Secretary of Treasury?  And then he  does his “You’re doing a great job, Brownie” moment, only adding that poor lil Tim has a lot on his plate, give em a break line.

And then the democrats, after passing all these spending measures, now want to get up and act like they, too, don’t know how in the world it happened.  Taxing the bonuses 90 percent.  They give them the money and then try to punish them by taxation.  Good grief.  What a scam.

I guess they think people don’t know that they are just trying to cover themselves and pull the wool over the eyes of the “chattering class.”  Thus Sayeth Chuck Shumer – (now calling for AIG executives to actually give back the money, as if he didn’t know they were making it possible for them to get it in the first place.)  And it seems our great lawmakers sort of forgot about one tiny little detail — the Constitution.

And Carolyn Maloney *D* is on MSNBC right this minute blabbering about the, the, the, uh, cough, cough, defending their actions and now she’s defending Geithner.  She wants Volcker to “HELP” him.

And now Alex Witt, MSNBC, is trying to cover for Obama.

Oh, God, and President Obama is in Pheonix today.  Right.  This is like Bush flying over New Orleans.  Except that he had a good reason for not flying Air Force One into a disaster area.

Well, the democrats are in charge and they OWN this mess.

And some say Obama took responsibility for the AIG bonuses, but he did not. He is acting like it all happened behind his back, when they were all in charge of the whole thing. Or maybe he was out for a smoke when that all went down.

So the contracts were written a while ago.  That just makes the  case for them not getting the bonuses/retention payments.  But instead Chris Dodd, at the request of the administration, asked they be exempted.  The contracts were written at a time when, I suppose, the companies were profitable.

Oh, yeah, it is American Idol and Amateur Hour all rolled into one sorry ass show.

Posted:  03.19.09  Updated:  03.20.09

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Did I Hear Senator Obama Say Something About Earmarks?

I’m sure I did just this morning hear Mr. Obama talking about earmarks and I believe he was criticizing Governor Palin on this subject.  Senator Obama said:

“I know the governor of Alaska has been saying she’s change, and that’s great,” Obama said. “She’s a skillful politician. But, you know, when you’ve been taking all these earmarks when it’s convenient, and then suddenly you’re the champion anti-earmark person, that’s not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can’t just make stuff up.”

Now, I thought change was the mantra of the Obama campaign.  Things seem to have changed, all right, and the change is that it looks like Sister Sarah has become the change candidate.  🙂

If Senator Obama wanted to call someone on the issue of earmarks, I thought it was odd that he would bring up Governor Palin rather than John McCain, a fellow Senator, and the one who is actually his opponent.  Obama has a way of playing with your mind and if you’re not careful, he’ll lead you to a wrong conclusion.  Of course, he didn’t mention the millions of dollars (just under $1 billion) in earmarks that HE as a United States Senator has passed out in the two years since he was elected.

After looking into this subject just a little bit, it is abundantly clear why Senator Obama can’t criticize McCain on the subject of earmarks, as you will see.

But just what are earmarks and what do they have to do with anything?  Well, it seems…..

Earmarks are grants of your tax dollars without the normal public review, often given to pet projects by members of Congress in near secrecy.  They add up to billions of dollars, and critics say they are ripe for fraud and abuse by some.

Senator John McCain, who has long criticized the spending practice, “was one of five senators to reject earmarks entirely.”

On the other hand…..

Q  What earmarks did Senator Obama request for the Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007?

A.  A lot. Click link below for a detailed list:

http://answercenter.barackobama.com/cgi … JnBfY2F0cz

**Hmmm, he took the list off — but — here’s another link where you can see all the earmarks he requested.  Be sure and scroll down a little bit to be sure and see them all:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/03/sweet_scoop_obama_after_initia.html

Sarah Palin was not in the congress, of course.  As Governor of Alaska, Palin reduced her state government’s requests from congress from 63 earmarks to 31.  I don’t know if congress actually funded these projects or not.

Here’s what Palin said in a February interview (obviously before she was a candidate):

“My position has been in trying to read that writing on the wall, and understanding there’s going to be reform,” she said. “We can either put our heads in the sand and ignore the reforms that are coming or we can be proactive and get Alaska in the position of being more productive, contributing more and becoming less reliant on the federal government.”

And here’s how the McCain campaign sees it: Palin “doesn’t mind bucking the establishment to get things done,” said her campaign spokeswoman, Maria Comella. “As vice president, she is committed to working with John McCain to end this wasteful, earmark system that she has seen corrupt leaders in Alaska.”

http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/v-printer/story/516743.html

So to recap:

  • Senator John McCain requested zero earmarks.
  • Senator Barack Obama requested a long list of earmarks.
  • Sarah Palin requested for her state 31 earmarks from Congress as Governor of Alaska, and is trying to move her state towards less federal money and more self-reliance.

http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080220134418.aspx

Posted:  09.07.08

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