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Old 12-27-2012, 12:14 AM   #41
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Difference between BHO coming back early and you returning early is... BHO runs the country... You run your mouth on an Internet forum... J/K lol you left yourself open man. Happy Holidays Zach!
Thanks Kevin! Happy Holidays too! Read below...

I understand he runs the country and because such he needs to remember the people who he serves and employs him as well as congress. We have military that are across seas serving their country and on duty 24/7 because as we know, our enemies don't take time off for holidays. I just think it would be reassuring for folks who have to work on or around the holidays and don't get much time with family and friends to see the leaders of their country at least putting forth an effort to finish what was started awhile back. Many Americans are awaiting the decision from our government...

And it's an internet forum...we all shoot our mouths off here :p
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:16 AM   #42
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what difference would it make if he stayed? Congress refuses to agree on anything and makes it so Obama won't be able to accomplish anything.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:20 AM   #43
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what difference would it make if he stayed? Congress refuses to agree on anything and makes it so Obama won't be able to accomplish anything.
See above. Would you rather have a boss that gives off the notion he doesn't have to be around and not care? Or someone who is present and actively listening while providing input? Appearance and presence is everything when trying to make a statement especially when in a position of leadership.

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:16 AM   #44
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #45
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NEW YEAR’S HEADACHE

Partly by fate, partly by design, some scary fiscal forces come together at the start of 2013 unless Congress and Obama act to stop them. They include:

— Some $536 billion in tax increases, touching nearly all Americans, because various federal tax cuts and breaks expire at year’s end.

— About $110 billion in spending cuts divided equally between the military and most other federal departments. That’s about 8 percent of their annual budgets, 9 percent for the Pentagon.

Hitting the national economy with that double whammy of tax increases and spending cuts is what’s called going over the “fiscal cliff.” If allowed to unfold over 2013, it would lead to recession, a big jump in unemployment and financial market turmoil, economists predict.

WHAT IF THEY MISS THE DEADLINE?

If New Year’s Day arrives without a deal, the nation shouldn’t plunge onto the shoals of recession immediately. There still might be time to engineer a soft landing.

So long as lawmakers and the president appear to be working toward agreement, the tax hikes and spending cuts could mostly be held at bay for a few weeks. Then they could be repealed retroactively once a deal was reached.

The big wild card is the stock market and the nation’s financial confidence: Would traders start to panic if Washington appeared unable to reach accord? Would worried consumers and businesses sharply reduce their spending? In what could be a preview, stock prices around the world dropped Friday after House Republican leaders’ plan for addressing the fiscal cliff collapsed.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has warned lawmakers that the economy is already suffering from the uncertainty and they shouldn’t risk making it worse by blowing past their deadline.

WHAT IF THEY NEVER AGREE?

If negotiations between Obama and Congress collapse completely, 2013 looks like a rocky year.

Taxes would jump $2,400 on average for families with incomes of $50,000 to $75,000, according to a study by the non-partisan Tax Policy Center. Because consumers would get less of their paychecks to spend, businesses and jobs would suffer.

At the same time, Americans would feel cuts in government services; some federal workers would be furloughed or laid off, and companies would lose government business. The nation would lose up to 3.4 million jobs, the Congressional Budget Office predicts.

“The consequences of that would be felt by everybody,” Bernanke says.

http://www.vosizneias.com/120207/201...hard-a-landing
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #46
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Not blaming, just a bit of perspective:

I personally thought Bush should have taken off, oh, perhaps 2,920 days -- less harm would have been done.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #49
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Not blaming, just a bit of perspective:

I personally thought Bush should have taken off, oh, perhaps 2,920 days -- less harm would have been done.
His terms would have been about 2,922 days...there were 2 leap years in which he covered over the course of his presidential career.
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Oh snap.

Too bad it won't shut the haters up.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #51
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His terms would have been about 2,922 days...there were 2 leap years in which he covered over the course of his presidential career.
Honestly, how much harm could even he have done in two days?

Ummm, now that I think of it, make that 2,922 days vacation, don't want to take any reckless chances now do we.
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This is what happens when you fight two wars and put it on a credit card - partly.

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what difference would it make if he stayed? Congress refuses to agree on anything and makes it so Obama won't be able to accomplish anything.
The difference is that he is a hypocrite. He criticized Congress and Boehner for taking a recess for Christmas suggesting that they don't care about the country and then he left for Hawaii.
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I personally thought Bush should have taken off, oh, perhaps 2,920 days -- less harm would have been done.

Bush took numerous working vacations. While he was in Texas he hosted numerous heads of state from other nations.
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The difference is that he is a hypocrite. He criticized Congress and Boehner for taking a recess for Christmas suggesting that they don't care about the country and then he left for Hawaii.
Congress and Bohner gave the US the finger and left first. Why would Obama stay?
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Bush took numerous working vacations. While he was in Texas he hosted numerous heads of state from other nations.
Hilarious.

Back door deals and kickbacks for helping BushCo fvck us = "working vacations".
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And Obama presumably is just lounging on some beach drinking beer his whole vacations?
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Interesting. Congress votes America to war under Bush and Bush later takes full blame by Democrats. Going over the fiscal cliff congressional Republicans take full blame. Fvcking libtards durrrr
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Interesting. Congress votes America to war under Bush and Bush later takes full blame by Democrats. Going over the fiscal cliff congressional Republicans take full blame. Fvcking libtards durrrr
Personal responsibility...some have and some don't. Not too difficult to figure out at this point who is who.
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Interesting. Congress buys Bush's lies and votes America to war under Bush and Bush later takes full blame by Democrats. Going over the fiscal cliff congressional Republicans take full blame. Fvcking libtards durrrr
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