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President Obama signs the payroll tax bill into law, which will extend payroll-tax cuts through...

President Obama signs the payroll tax bill into law, which will extend payroll-tax cuts through the end of 2012, prolong extended unemployment benefits, and prevent a cut in pay for doctors who treat Medicare patients. The House and Senate passed the bill last week.
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  • Paul Price
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    He's great at spending other people's money to buy votes for himself.
    22 Feb 2012, 08:40 PM Reply Like
  • Stone Fox Capital
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    more robbing from the future to pay for today.
    22 Feb 2012, 11:00 PM Reply Like
  • Bozerdog
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    He is a leader who kept us out of the great depression. Imagine taking over a company that was in the crapper from a previous dimwitted CEO. You would probably have to spend a lot of money to right the ship. The man has done an incredible job.
    22 Feb 2012, 09:18 PM Reply Like
  • billknowsall
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    Are you really this ill-educated? Good Lord!
    22 Feb 2012, 10:36 PM Reply Like
  • Teutonic Knight
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    It is fine if one has the money. Our Treasury coffer is not only empty but full of IOU's!

     

    But consistent and consecutive borrowing of $1.2T for 4 years and asking to go onto the 5th with that boat load of already indebtedness is a bit much. Besides, the data of late showed only growth in the healthcare and education sectors.

     

    I am skeptical.
    22 Feb 2012, 10:58 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    Dim-witted....now there's a term that I would suggest equally applies to Bush and Obama.
    22 Feb 2012, 11:01 PM Reply Like
  • Teutonic Knight
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    One wrong does not justify two.
    22 Feb 2012, 11:03 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    I have long gotten past the point of Party and only now look at what one does not what he/she says. Obama ran on a platform completely different than they way he governs. I think most all politicians are crooks and the parties make no differnce. We have been on the same highway for decades, driving in either the right lane of the left land, but headed in the same direction. That our politicians would sell us down the river for a mess of pottage is criminal.
    22 Feb 2012, 11:13 PM Reply Like
  • berbno1
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    ...don't think we have really seen dim-witted yet; this group of GOP candidates are giving the term a whole new meaning. Just got back from overseas, and if the world not rolling their eyes at Bush was not bad enough, about the time Pres. Obama has developed some respect, this group of GOP gives them more SNL material. No to evolution, no climate change, no to birth control for cryin' out loud. Applauding guns, executions, another war??? Party of family values could have a mistress as first lady, etc, etc. Abe and Teddy must be rolling in their graves.
    22 Feb 2012, 11:15 PM Reply Like
  • coddy0
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    Bozerdog
    You would probably have to spend a lot of money to right the ship.
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    ships are rightened not by money
    22 Feb 2012, 11:19 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    It's important to recognize that a politician at this stage has to say things that essentially reach out and touch everyone in a way that they produce the most positive momentum. They don't have to mean any of it, they just have to say it. It's all about not giving a majority enough to make them hate 'em, and just enough to make them want to vote for them. After election, then they will do what the puppet masters tell them to do.
    22 Feb 2012, 11:20 PM Reply Like
  • Teutonic Knight
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    WMARKW

     

    I like your description of a politician, likely a corrupt one. To me personally your description befits a politician to be the lowest form of living being, and biological that is an amoeba.

     

    An amoeba actually is quite intelligent and has no emotion too.

     

    LOL!
    22 Feb 2012, 11:34 PM Reply Like
  • Teutonic Knight
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    To say that I'm skeptical is actually an understatement by design. To be forthright, I am scared. If I lose any sleep I guess I have to take some Valerian herbal to help which I believe is named after the Roman Emperor Valerian. In the Calamitous Third Century Roman Emperors had to constantly watch their backs and so my conjecture is that this herbal was named after him. Good luck to all!
    22 Feb 2012, 11:41 PM Reply Like
  • TomasViewPoint
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    berb

     

    Obama does not generate any respect overseas. He stumbles around with high sounding rhetoric then flies back and starts campaigning again. Besides he has kept most of the Bush policies intact if you watch what he does rather than what he says.

     

    Beside who cares about international respect from a bunch of countries that are going broke and arguing over who is going to float the bill?
    23 Feb 2012, 12:14 AM Reply Like
  • SA reader
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    I don't know who's worse. An unintelligent Bush or an "intelligent" Obama who actually ends up ruining our country more. At least Bush had an excuse. Obama is just a vote buying scum bag.
    23 Feb 2012, 01:28 AM Reply Like
  • 2MuchDebt
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    You're talking about the same "leader" who could care less about a balanced budget and reducing our government debt? The same "leader" who is supposedly fighting for the less fortunate, but at the same time causing inflation in everyday purchases thereby severely diminishing the real income/wealth of the less fortunate? The same "leader" who rewards laziness through 151 weeks of unemployment benefits? The same "leader" who is turning America into a Socialist society? The same "leader" who refuses to work with his own party at certain points to pass his own agenda? Just checking. And last time I checked we're in a slow growth phase, so why the continued debt run-up at both the fiscal and monetary level?
    23 Feb 2012, 02:26 AM Reply Like
  • David Green
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    If you're driving a car off a cliff, it doesn't matter whether you drive in the right lane or left. Honestly, I don't see a difference of lane if the car keeps spending its way forward. This payroll tax cut costs someone else money, and unfortunately won't stop spending. It's a smokescreen.
    23 Feb 2012, 06:40 AM Reply Like
  • berbno1
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    ...then it's scary to think who Santorum is reaching out for...and even scarier the number who are responding. The GOP is a mess...no one has ever regretted not having McCain/Palin in the White House, and this group is an embarrassment on the world stage. Where are the traditions of Abe, Teddy, Eisenhower, Ford, GHW Bush, geezz, even Reagan...I didn't vote for any of them, but I respected them as men and as President.
    23 Feb 2012, 11:30 AM Reply Like
  • berbno1
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    the world is getting smaller all the time, my friend, you and the rest of your ilk need to get with it. Can't believe your guys are talking anti-birth control out one side of their mouth then cheering executions and let's go to war with Iran out the other...??? let alone all the family values stuff; check out what Santorum's wife was doing the five years before she married Rick.
    23 Feb 2012, 11:36 AM Reply Like
  • berbno1
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    ...that payroll tax cut money will most likely be immediately spent. The Bush tax cut money will end up in the latest derivative scheme to make phoney money and make no real investment in our country

     

    Geezz, please give him another four years. Greatest job loss was under Bush...we were head off a cliff. DOW's at 13,000, companies making money with boats load of cash, getting out of two wars, jobs are coming back and if Europe hadn't got off track, economy would be chugging along even better.

     

    Do we really want to take our eyes off the ball and legislate a ban on birth control, vasectomies, prenatal testing, go back to teaching creationism, more executions, guns for all (another little girl is laying in hospital bed today, shot in her third grade class...by accident), oh, and let's start a war with Iran.
    23 Feb 2012, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • glennbahia
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    you must be a relative of B Hussein O or on the dole, if re elected Obama will have doubled of our national debt in 8 years, quite an achievement
    23 Feb 2012, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • TomasViewPoint
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    berb

     

    I guess you are talking to me as if I am the entire Republican party which is strange to say the least and just reveals you don't know much about me. And I travel the world likely much more than you so I know something about the world.

     

    But the best I can say is that your political blather is infantile and boring. Take it to Huffpo.
    23 Feb 2012, 09:29 PM Reply Like
  • Josh Krause
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    September debt ceiling breach incoming.
    22 Feb 2012, 10:34 PM Reply Like
  • berbno1
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    ...and Ronnie would be signing it if he were here
    23 Feb 2012, 11:42 AM Reply Like
  • Rwong8200
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    We know Social Security is underfunded, we know mediaid is also unsustainable, yet leadership has chosen to reduce the amount of money we are collecting for these two programs. We have a deficit of 1.3 Trillion dollars yet with the exception of some military programs we are not cutting any spending. The Republicans said ok to reducing the payroll tax but reduce the spending the President said no I want to be reelected. Both parties stink the debt for each American has grown by $17K under Obama.
    23 Feb 2012, 01:42 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    rwong.....thank goodness they haven't come knocking at my door demanding their $17,000 per person. I wonder what would happen if all the "rich" people took their money and left the debts behind?
    23 Feb 2012, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • TomasViewPoint
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    WM

     

    We will likely find out.
    23 Feb 2012, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    TVP.....do you think they will tell us on their way? I don't wanna be left behind !!!!
    24 Feb 2012, 12:47 PM Reply Like
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