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zoeschlanger:

Real talk from Obama on Keystone XL (and what reporters and academia have been saying for months, if not years):

“Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with The New York Times. “There is no evidence that that’s true. The most…

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, radical Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi — these are all dead U.S. opponents that Democrat Obama can claim a measure of credit for getting.”

 

Is this an apt comparison? Seeing the number of people who aren’t overwhelmingly in love with Obama yet don’t love the Republican options either…well, exists.

liberalsarecool:

A Bloomberg survey of economists concludes President Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan “would help avoid a return to recession by maintaining growth and pushing down the unemployment rate next year.”

The last thing Republicans want is for Obama to be able to take credit…

(Source: politicalwire.com, via stfuconservatives)

stfuconservatives:

The fact that he hasn’t is apparently part of a “massive conspiracy” where Obama will take your guns in his second term.

-Joe

What?

(Source: stfuconservatives)

thenoobyorker:

From Andrew Sullivan,

Every single poll shows that the American public overwhelmingly supports higher taxes on the wealthy as part of a package to cut the deficit.  The margins are staggering: the NYT poll shows a majority of 74 - 21;  even Rasmussen shows a majority of 56 - 34. What the president proposed this morning is simply where the American people are at. If he keeps at it, if he  turns his administration into a permanent campaign for structural fiscal  reform, I don’t see how he loses the argument.

The original question for this poll, Can/Should the   Budget Deficit Be Reduced with Spending Cuts Alone or Should There Be Some   Increase in Taxes? Click the image for a link to the polls.

The US has low taxes compared to other countries of this caliber. So, taxes should, justifiably, be raised. However, raising taxes is no excuse for keeping spending the same. I would appreciate trimming the junk spending rather than taking money out of welfare because of nonsensical excuses. 

thenoobyorker:

From Andrew Sullivan,

Every single poll shows that the American public overwhelmingly supports higher taxes on the wealthy as part of a package to cut the deficit. The margins are staggering: the NYT poll shows a majority of 74 - 21; even Rasmussen shows a majority of 56 - 34. What the president proposed this morning is simply where the American people are at. If he keeps at it, if he turns his administration into a permanent campaign for structural fiscal reform, I don’t see how he loses the argument.

The original question for this poll, Can/Should the Budget Deficit Be Reduced with Spending Cuts Alone or Should There Be Some Increase in Taxes? Click the image for a link to the polls.

The US has low taxes compared to other countries of this caliber. So, taxes should, justifiably, be raised. However, raising taxes is no excuse for keeping spending the same. I would appreciate trimming the junk spending rather than taking money out of welfare because of nonsensical excuses. 

(via stfuconservatives)