But Stone stressed, “I don’t know who the originator is.”
Gee, it’s all fun and games until the FBI gets involved, eh, Roger?
He publishes stuff on his web site but does not know who told him?
Did the Japanese banks buy American home loans if they did their banking system where the savers deposit money is in trouble. Did they invest in credit default swaps if so that money was gambled.
If the Japanese did neither of these two things then there is no doubt their money is safer than ours.
ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post Austerity Bites: I-5 Skagit River Bridge Collapsed by Elliott.
Not that there are many Hispanics in MA
Sat, Oct 27, 2012
In all, 51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared with 48 percent in a similar 2008 survey. When measured by an implicit racial attitudes test, the number of Americans with anti-black sentiments jumped to 56 percent, up from 49 percent during the last presidential election. In both tests, the share of Americans expressing pro-black attitudes fell.
Most Americans expressed anti-Hispanic sentiments, too. In an AP survey done in 2011, 52 percent of non-Hispanic whites expressed anti-Hispanic attitudes. That figure rose to 57 percent in the implicit test. The survey on Hispanics had no past data for comparison.
Although Republicans were more likely than Democrats to express racial prejudice in the questions measuring explicit racism (79 percent among Republicans compared with 32 percent among Democrats), the implicit test found little difference between the two parties. That test showed a majority of both Democrats and Republicans held anti-black feelings (55 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans), as did about half of political independents (49 percent).
Its hard to both run a Southern Strategy and appeal to Hispanic voters at the same time.
Maybe GOP voters in MA realized that Gomez is Hispanic and stopped supporting him? The GOP has courted the racist vote for years Lou Dobbs went from a business program to an I hate Hispanics program every day before the banks collapsed.
Now Gomez has to deal with the fact the GOP has been trained to hate Hispanics on tv for over 10 years.
Al that oil money and they got a higher poverty rate than us??? I knew that women’s rights would go out the window heck i can’t tell the difference between the Religious Right and Saudi Religious police on the issues.
But well just what are they doing with their money except proving trickle down is completely false.
Is he that bad a campaigner? Are voters actually paying attention Gomez’s lies, tax avoidance etc? Or is Markey that great a campaigner?
An inbred ruling class making all the decisions while a huge immigrant population does all the work?
A book by Presidential Wives that truly described how they dealt with their husbands ego’s after they won the Presidency would be interesting. I think the phrase drinking helps might be mentioned often.
Come on no wife has ever successfully handled a Man who won the WH, the Lottery, become a Rock Star.
I think he’s lost or is losing
Best comment of the year.
Remember when Bush would talk about the economy getting better and the stock market would go down?
I’m betting Obama’s polls will drop a few points after this speech. I’m betting Obama has reached Bushhood and the less he speaks the better his polls will be.
Imagine if we could create jobs and tax the rich more, cut military spending in a economic stimulus game
Obama is believing his own hype no matter what he says its all true in his head. I think this marks the end.
His words so often contradicted his actions it’s amazing he could deliver the speech without a hint of irony.
Pathological liar comes to mind, also contempt he is not even bothering to try and lie.
If you want to try to fix the budget game the link is here.
Our poll, which you can try out here, gives our sample of Americans a specific deficit reduction goal: They must cut $900 billion from the projected deficit in 2022. We chose this amount because it would bring the projected deficit down by two-thirds, to a sustainable level in the long run. The target puts the specific options in context, and removes the luxury of avoiding painful choices. We gave 10 options for raising revenue or cutting spending—enough for real choice without being overwhelming—with cumulative savings of $2.1 trillion, and corresponding to deficit reduction options from the Congressional Budget Office.
So what exactly does the people’s grand bargain look like?
The most popular deficit-cutting option is an income tax increase, selected by more than 80 percent of participants. Relatively few respondents (35 percent), however, wanted to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire entirely. Instead, most respondents who favored higher taxes wanted taxes to return to Clinton-era levels for those making $250,000 or more (as Obama proposed before the election).
The second-place choice, favored by about two-thirds of respondents, cut non-defense discretionary spending by 1 percent annually for an entire decade. Respondents chose this option even though the survey made clear that it would limit government services.
Almost 64 percent of respondents favored reducing defense spending by 1 percent annually. Again, respondents chose this option in spite of a warning that this cut would harm military capabilities.
My bold I love the idea of having people choose how to cut spending. I would prefer we had the option to increase spending in areas we want.
80% chose tax the rich more. 64% favored cut military spending. Again I suggest that the word Liberal is toxic but if we were to poll on the ideas voters think are the most important then poll Lefty, Blue Dog Dem, GOP and Tea Bagger solutions then we would see what are true strength is.
Even tea party supporters, by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, declared significant cuts to Social Security “unacceptable.”
Even Tea Baggers are running away from SS cuts well their fake grass roots do the Tea Bagger money men however are all on board.
Think Tanks support privatization; grassroots does not
Rank-and-file Tea Partiers have considerable affection for Social Security and Medicare, even as they pay lip service about slashing federal spending. Grassroots Tea Partiers have a different take than the policy-makers at right-wing ideological think tanks, for whom Social Security and Medicare are anathema. National groups such as FreedomWorks have long been committed to privatizing these huge, popular US social insurance programs, taking funds out of them so that taxes on business can be reduced. Right-wing ideologues also hope to boost for-profit businesses that manage savings for retirement. So what happens when FreedomWorks and other ultra-free-market advocacy groups push these privatizing plans in the name of grassroots Tea Partiers, most of whom are either on Social Security and Medicare already, or expect to be soon? Will local Tea Partiers become skeptical of advocates claiming to speak for them–at least on matters where Tea Party people have concrete experience and views of their own?
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