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CBO: ObamaCare Price Tag Shifts from $940 Billion to $1.76 Trillion

This law is not even in effect and the governments cost projections have already doubled.

http://news.yahoo.com/cbo-obamacare-price-tag-shifts-940-billion-1-163500655.html

Way to go, B.O.!

Whatever it takes to win an election. (emphasis mine)

Obama seeking to recoup Billions$$$ in Unemployment Benefits with hunt for clerical errors.

Dot all our “I” s? cross all your “T”s? Belong to the Occupy Movement? Still unemployed but not receiving unemployment?

Specious, misrepresented, and incomplete news leading to economic euphoria prior to election.

You had to have hear some of them by now......

1. Washington\Wall Street Nexus designed privately brokered bank stress tests to “provide markets assurance”, sans Citi.

DEMOCRAT Steny Hoyer maneuvering to cut a back room deal to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

If Rep. Hoyer wants to cut the deficit he should be working on rolling back the Bush tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans and bringing our troops home from the disastrous and costly occupation of Afghanistan

Discovery

Over last weekend I discovered three super intelligent GOP presidential candidates.

They were standing immediately next to a Sasquatch.

I can prove the Social Security trust fund exists!

Pathetic. Peter

If pathetic Peter is correct, and the $2.6 trillion borrowed against Social Security fund is gone. Who does the taxpayer point the finger at? What is this guy's qualifications. I'm confused pathetic Peter talked in circles and didn't say anything.

SOCIAL SECURITY

Thom,

If we lift the cap on premium payments for Social Security over $106,000 do you propose to pay benefits that are proportional? If we did Gates and Buffet would be making hundreds of thousands a month in Social Security.

I actually AM a "rocket scientist"

I am an aerospace engineer who has worked with NASA for upwards of 25 years, and I'm here to tell you that government engineers do not make nearly what our private industry couterparts make. I has been my experience that we accept this disparity, for or the most part becuase we love the work and beleive in the mission. Also, the trade off for that has been job security, as it tends to be much more difficult to fire a governement engineer that it is in the private sector- but that is changing.

Getting Real

Thom, I'm afraid the person who thinks the GS whistleblower will influence GS's stock in any meaningful way is the same person who thinks contacting the station is the way to deal with a Rush L. I'm betting even Gandhi would know better.

The number 1 progressive voice on talk radio is no longer on Am or Fm radio stations in Los Angles!

I'm furious that Thom Hartmann is no longer on KTLK Radio in Los Angeles. The highest rated progressive talk show is off the air in LA and I intent to start RANTING about this for as long as it takes to get him BACK ON.

The next word! Energy independence! Energy dominance more like it.

Is anyone tired of the phrase energy independence? Could it be that in a carbon-based, petrochemical economy ,deception is the key? Blasphemies you say, I don't think so. An industry that is based on the consumption of oil, claims energy independence is the goal. Then why is America subsidizing world markets with gas and oil. If Big Oil used North America's oil reserves at home and drove the prices down ,the aforementioned slogan, energy independence would apply. Our economy would generate excessive revenue, equating to growth.

China - Neoliberalism’s Last Hope?

Just two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, China was trying to position itself as the leader of the neoliberal world.

That's right - China!