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Old 11-15-2012, 05:12 PM
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Well, it works that way in the movies!

Geez, Barbara, where is your head?

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Actually, my head is into my job right now. Getting ready to spend a few million of those hard earned tax dollars for the upcoming fiscal year.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:35 PM
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Somehow, there's an inference within the OP that these numbers would have been significantly better if Romney had been elected. I hope nobody here is stupid enough to believe that.
No, that's not the inference. The inference is that states like OH, PA and CA voted for Obama. They voted to continue "the new normal" of high deficits, sluggish growth and high unemployment. The president, who said that the second half of his first term was going to have a laser-like focus on new jobs, was re-elected. So, I hope those folks in states like OH, PA and CA continue to enjoy the new normal.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:21 PM
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Ca. is a swing state? Now that's a laugh...
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:21 PM
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No, that's not the inference. The inference is that states like OH, PA and CA voted for Obama. They voted to continue "the new normal" of high deficits, sluggish growth and high unemployment. The president, who said that the second half of his first term was going to have a laser-like focus on new jobs, was re-elected. So, I hope those folks in states like OH, PA and CA continue to enjoy the new normal.
Utter BS. They voted not to return to the policies that got us in so deep in the first place.

When Obama was elected there were economists all over the place saying that winning the '08 election was a Pyrrhic victory because the sad state of the economy was such that it seemed impossible to gain recovery within four years. Remember the Onion headline - "Black Man Hired for World's Worst Job." The fact that the economy has survived is remarkable. No one other than defeatists, obstructionists, or cynical spin doctors suggest that the current state of growth is the new normal.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:34 PM
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No, that's not the inference. The inference is that states like OH, PA and CA voted for Obama. They voted to continue "the new normal" of high deficits, sluggish growth and high unemployment. The president, who said that the second half of his first term was going to have a laser-like focus on new jobs, was re-elected. So, I hope those folks in states like OH, PA and CA continue to enjoy the new normal.
what about your state? Why did Michigan, like Massachusetts, reject Romney...who is from there?
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:51 PM
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No, that's not the inference. The inference is that states like OH, PA and CA voted for Obama. They voted to continue "the new normal" of high deficits, sluggish growth and high unemployment. The president, who said that the second half of his first term was going to have a laser-like focus on new jobs, was re-elected. So, I hope those folks in states like OH, PA and CA continue to enjoy the new normal.
Our deficits will go away thanks to the voters.

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On election day last week, voters approved Proposition 30, the governor's plan to temporarily raise the sales tax and income taxes on high earners, providing an estimated $6 billion annually for state coffers. Voters also passed Proposition 39, which changes the corporate tax code to raise an estimated $1 billion a year for the general fund and clean energy projects.

Within six years, the report said, California could find itself with a $9-billion surplus, a stark turnaround after many years of severe budget deficits. But continuing financial challenges could quickly eat up any extra money.

This success is entirely GOP free outside of registered voters.


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Old 11-15-2012, 08:53 PM
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Whell have you ever thought that this new normal is the culmination of the Reagan Revolution? The Republicans won:

1) Big wars in the Mid-East to keep the military industrial complex going.
2) Trickle down economics for the last 12 years with the job creators getting huge tax breaks.
3) Lax regulation of Wall Street under both the Clinton and Bush Administrations
4) Less government workers at the Federal Level under Obama, much less state government workers everywhere.
5) Declining union membership, right to work states everywhere.

The reason the GOP has turned to hard core right to life stances and the war on women is that they have achieved most of their economic goals.

Obama wants to correct this from the middle bless his heart, and save the New Deal bless his heart.
But generally we are living in a Reagan Construct society.

You think Obama is the reason why there are 70,000 empty buildings in Detroit?

Once again, why are you sad?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:54 PM
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No one other than defeatists, obstructionists, or cynical spin doctors suggest that the current state of growth is the new normal.
Then you Dems must be "defeatists, obstructionists, or cynical spin doctors". It was Bill Gross of Pimco investments that first referred to the Obama economy as "the new normal", and he's a big time Dem.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:04 PM
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Oh Obama is elected and the economy is the new normal....what about Bush? you kill me
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