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Remember Those Promises Barack Made While Campaigning, Well Forget Some of Them!

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Obama Says Recession Requires Scaling Back Promises

By Edwin Chen

Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) — President-elect Barack Obama said reviving the U.S. economy will require scaling back on his campaign promises and personal sacrifice from all Americans.

“I want to be realistic here, not everything that we talked about during the campaign are we going to be able to do on the pace we had hoped,” Obama said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” program broadcast this morning. “Everybody’s going to have to give.”

Obama also said in the interview recorded yesterday that he wants stricter guidelines and greater transparency in spending the remaining $350 billion in the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Obama takes office Jan. 20 and is pressing Congress to act quickly on a two-year economic stimulus plan of about $775 billion that includes new government spending and tax cuts. As part of his campaign to build support from lawmakers and the public, Obama has been speaking about the economy every day over the past week, warning of a deeper and more prolonged recession without government action.

Though some Democrats have resisted elements of Obama’s plan, recent economic data have helped him make his point. The Labor Department reported Jan. 9 that the U.S. lost almost 2.6 million jobs in 2008 and that the unemployment rate jumped to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in almost 16 years. The losses were widespread, with manufacturers, builders, retailers and temporary-help agencies axing positions.

Indicators

“Whether it’s retail sales, manufacturing, all of the indicators show that we are in the worst recession since the Great Depression,” Obama said on ABC. The result is that all Americans will feel the effects of efforts to put the economy back on track, he said.

“Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game,” he said.

Companies including Boeing Co., the world’s second-largest commercial-plane maker, CSX Corp., the third- largest U.S. railroad, and General Dynamics Corp., the second-largest shipbuilder for the U.S. Navy, announced job cuts last week.

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Jason R. Bootie

McCain Volunteer needs help for making up fake story!!

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Well I must say this young lady should be ashamed for making such false accusations. 

No matter how much you want to win elections, you don’t stoop to such extremes.

Police: Campaign Volunteer Made Up Attack Story

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Jason R. Bootie

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October 24, 2008 at 2:59 PM

Campaigns are bringing out their Creativity!!

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Brought to you by: Government Is Not God

Also posted over @ HillBuzz where I spotted it.

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Jason R. Bootie

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October 22, 2008 at 11:57 PM

Berg Interview on Lawsuit against Obama!!

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The Philip Berg Interview hits You Tube.  We need this to be seen by one and all.  At least until Obama either proves us wrong on confesses.

Folks no matter what the biased MSM wants to say or do we need owe it too ourselves to find out the truth.  I’m not voting for either gentleman, I’ll be writing in a name, so I have NO gain in this what so ever.  But I do have pride in my country and want her to stay free and desired by all.

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Jason R. Bootie

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October 11, 2008 at 7:18 PM

Lieberman May Bolt Democratic Senate caucus next session.

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Okay well if Sen. Lieberman is going to say goodbye, than do it now.  Don’t wait till next session when we know that Harry Reid and the rest of the Liberals will take claim they forced Lieberman out.

As we all know Sen. Harry Reid supposedly had put Sen. Lieberman on notice after the Senator gave a speech @ the RNC.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t you want bipartisanship at the Conventions, if you were truly serving “We The People.”

He is right on the War On Terror, but deep down he is still a Liberal Democrat.

Lieberman Calls Obama ‘Naïve,’ May Bolt Party in Future

By: Tim Collie and David Patten

Sen. Barack Obama’s “naïve” world view could embolden America’s enemies during one of the most dangerous periods for America since the 1930s, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman told Newsmax in an exclusive television sit-down interview Tuesday.

Lieberman, visiting Fort Lauderdale, Fla., also told Newsmax that he is so disappointed with the Democratic Party, he will consider whether to bolt the Democratic Senate caucus next session.

“I believe he’s naïve to think that people like [Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad and Tehran will somehow become America’s friends by talking to them — a warm embrace and a cup of tea. It’s not going to work that way,” said Lieberman.

McCain’s recent decline in the polls was “unfair” and “not rational,” Lieberman said, referring to the negative economic news that has impacted the McCain campaign.

The Connecticut senator suggested that many Americans don’t realize that the global economic crisis is also a security crisis—one that will require an experienced foreign policy hand like McCain to navigate.

“Frankly, he has to convince the American people that Barack Obama is not ready for prime time, that he’s not ready to be president of the United States,’’ Lieberman said. “Particularly not now, when we’re in two wars abroad and facing the most serious economic crisis we’ve faced since the Great Depression.”

McCain’s recent drop in the polls, Lieberman said, stems from voter reaction to the subprime meltdown.

“The economy has had such a crisis the past couple of weeks, that for reasons that I don’t think are fair or rational, Senator McCain seems to be losing as a result, and Senator Obama seems to be gaining. It’s the only thing that’s really changed,” he said.

“The very fact that the American people clearly trust John McCain more in a national security crisis is exactly the reason why they should have more confidence in him in an economic security crisis than Senator Obama,” said Lieberman.

In a wide-ranging interview, Lieberman also said:

• It’s important for the political process to question Obama’s ties to former Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers: “I think these are very fair questions and it’s now up to Senator Obama to answer them.”

• Barack Obama is clearly ‘not ready’ yet to be commander in chief, and the country’s adversaries, including Iran “will not fear him” if he were to become president.

• McCain needs to persuade voters that “based on his record, that he really is the one who will change Washington, and Washington truly needs to be changed.”

• McCain should tout his economic plan that will emphasize tax cuts and job creation — exactly what a troubled economy needs. He said it would be foolhardy to raise taxes in a recession, as Obama has promised.

• The Republicans must emphasize that his plan for energy independence will create “hundreds of thousands, I think millions of new jobs.”

Asked if he may leave his party and join with Senate Republicans, Lieberman said he had no immediate plans to make that move, but said he would consider it at a later date.

“The Democratic Party of today is not the Democratic Party that I joined in the ’60s under my hero President Kennedy, and it’s not the Democratic Party of my dear friend Bill Clinton,” Lieberman said.

Still, Lieberman insists his main focus today is to get McCain elected president and has spent the past several months traveling the campaign trail on McCain’s behalf. On Monday night, he introduced McCain’s vice presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, to a Boca Raton audience at an event that raised more than $1 million.

You can watch the full Interview here at Newsmax TV.

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October 8, 2008 at 12:43 AM

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How will your Candidate handle the threats?

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This is a must see clip from Family Security Matters :

The above is a short vid for the Family Security Matters National Security Presidential Voter Guide was brought to you by ATAW.

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Jason R. Bootie

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October 7, 2008 at 10:36 PM

Why do cities have to front Presidential Candidates’ visits?

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Am I missing something here?  I read an article in one of the local newspapers with the following headline, “Candidates’ visits to PA costly.”  This intrigued my curiosity, so I read the article and “WOW”, is all I could say.

We have these candidates out campaigning and claiming we are going through or heading towards a recession, and that our economy is going down the drain.  These are the same candidates who are breaking fund raising records by bringing in double digit millions almost monthly.  Maybe it is me but wouldn’t that give you the idea that these candidates should be able to cover the costs of campaign stops.  Some cities claim they are still owed money for outstanding, police and security expenses related to campaign events.  Four different PA cities that were chosen to host campaign events are out about $24,800 and 100 police officer hrs.

[THE BILL

Cities said they’re left with the following costs after presidential candidates visited:

about $3,000: Hillary Clinton’s April visit to York

about $1,800: one of Barack Obama’s visits to Lancaster

about $20,000: visits from Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama to Wilkes-Barre

100 extra police hours: Clinton and Obama visits to Bethlehem]

This just baffles me because you have these candidates who are in no way in touch w/ the everyday American.  Yet they will gladly take as much of our hard earned money as they can.  Then their campaigns don’t even make sure all the costs involved with holding an event are taken care of.  Anyone willing to take a good guess at who will end up fronting the rest of the bill?  My guess would be the hardworking American taxpayers living in those towns.  How many other towns and cities do they still owe money too?

I don’t know about you, but this just infuriates me.  There may not be any laws or requirements to pay for everything, but they should be more than happy to pay for the privilege to meet the hard working Americans, who decide their fate come Nov.

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Jason R. Bootie

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May 23, 2008 at 2:33 AM