It depends on the definition of Default. And...we are taking the word of Jack Lew who was a champion of all the Stimulus programs??? This bunch goes to great lengths why they can't do something except spend our money...badly. Thanks for the post and thanks for making my point.
This myth the President voiced (the US would be in default and bills would not be paid) was either a lie which the Administration is now infamous for or someone in the White House failed to tell this detached, uninvolved and uninformed President that the bills of the United States would still be paid. Someone didnt run out on the golf course and tell him that with creative accounting and transfer of funds from one account to another, the monies coming into the Treasury of the United States would still allow the US to pay bills. This myth was a political stunt, nothing more aimed at the low information people.
Oh C'mon now. The President said he would Veto any continuing resolution agreement that did not include his Sequester. He would Veto any continuing resolution deal and blame the failure on Republicans with the help of the media. He thought the Repubs. would not vote for the President's Sequester because of the huge cuts to the military. The Republicans needed to pass the continuing resolution, called his bluff and the Sequester backfired on the President. Is the Presidents intent to erode the military? He and his minions have to answer that question. We do know the President is detached, not involved and we are watching as his learning curve progresses. All of this rests with the White House. The buck starts there.
New information just out that the people who signed up may not have insurance. The insides, the back end of the ACA is also a train wreck because people who signed up...people who registered may not be insured. Inless you received a confirmation letter, you may not be insured. There are computer snafus preventing necessary information to reach the insurance company. Some insurance companies are being forced to hand match applications with people. I wonder what will happen when people need to go to the hospital for an emergency procedure and the hospital or doctor cannot receive permission to admit or treat the patient.
This is not a true Festivus Pole. The true Festivus Pole is an unadorned aluminum pole. This pole appears to be decorated and violated the true meaning of the pole. Let's all celebrate Festivus for the rest of us. I have posted this grievance in marker on my refrigerator door.posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 09:03
Thanks for some honest reporting. The red continues to spill from the American People as this government spends, spend and spends in record amounts. while this budget is the first in many years and we wonder if the Senate was forced into action because Leader Reidmismin another scandle and we now have a toxic President. The President's Sequester was begining to have a positive effect of slightly curbing government spending which accounts for the slight up-tick in the economy. We must curb government spending and stick to a solid realistic budget.posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 08:55
Darn Bob...you beat me to it.
Blood on the man's hands? Who? Many believe our President is a war criminal. One who thinks this is the President's friend and Pentagon bomber, the terrorist William Ayers. Our President and his drone strikes have killed children and other innocents by mistake or because of collateral damage. Some want him tried for war crimes. There is a lot of blood to go around here gater69.
Bozo? OMG, look who we have in the number two spot now! Good ol' Gaff a minute Joe? Palin has been correct about the Train Wreck called ACA which good ol' Joe strongly supported.
Did the President really know who he was shaking hands with? We know this President is detached, uninformed and inept. Did someone in the White House tell him who these dictators, murders and thugs were, or did he think he was going down a rope line during a campaign. Or, was this simply the case of one communist dictator shaking hands with another communist dictator?posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 09:06
The budget does not address the massive government spending, it does not begin to payoff our massive debit run up by this administration, all it does is keep isminnthe road to destruction. At least it's a budget, one the Senate and the Obama Administration has resisted.posted @ Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 09:01
Well, we did at one time have the best health care system in the world. We were the leaders in innovative procedures. We were but not now. We already picked a candidate based on government slogens which turned out to be lies and deceit. Any structure build on a weak foundation will crack and likely collapas. Remember, ACA was drafted behind closed doors. Those members of my Democrat Party who voted for it did not read it and we all remember Leader Pelosi's famous statement that we have to pass the bill so we know what's in it. In addition to the 'ham handed roll-out', the security issues, the doctors and hospitals who are excluded, the high deductibles we now learn that the very sick are being discouraged from enrolling and that many critical drugs are not included. Those who brought us this Train Wreck must not be returned to office, they have lost our trust. We now must question those who want to be the replacement and assist them in fashioning a workable act.
Ask your candidate if he/she voted for or supported the unaffordable health care act. If they dance around the question and refuse to answer yes, vote them out of office.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 09:10
Really? The budget for the US Department of Education is over 90 billion dollars. Imwill not estimate the amount of money spent by various states on education. Aremournkids any smarter? Look at the state of public education! Look at the USA ranking of our students compared to those in other countries. We have students graduating high school who cannot put together two sentences. They do not know the difference between 'there', 'their', and 'they're'. I do business with many Chinese suppliers and I am impressed with their language skills. Our kids cannot speak English and some schools believe in Ebonics. If you think Educstion is expensive, it is and the money we have 'invested' is wasted so far.
Ahhhhh No. During the past 5 years the rich have gotten much richer under the Obama administration. The middle class and lower classes have lost out and have gotten poorer. The number of people on food stamps is at a record high under this administration. We most also consider the fact that many people who call them selves Republicans are that in name only. They are called Rino. Radicals have taken over the Democrat party and whole some still subscribe to the JFK policy of lower taxes, smaller government and strong military. Just what many TeaParty people believe in.
So....how's that Global Warming spoof working now?posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 09:12
Coming from a man who's Administration flooded Mexico with thousands of military style weapons (Operation Fast and Furious) which killed hundreds of innocent Mexicans and one US Bordor Patrol Agent, his statement that the tradgies must end is disengious,posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 09:09
Let us not forget that 40 percent of the jobs are government jobs. Let's also not lose sight of the fact that the same people who lied about the unemployment rate during the campaign are in charge of these numbers at a time when the President's rating are dropping because of the Obamacare Train Wreck. Are these numbers lies also? More than likely.
Thanks Used2b. This was an early example of how detached, uninvolved and inept this guy is. Nobody told him this, nobody told him that... in contrast to Harry Truman, the buck starts with him and he is ready to blame everyone but his destructive policies. His entire campaign was built on a lie. The only truth is that he has findementally transformed America.
Oh stop it. We have now had this detached and inept Administration for half a decade. Trillions have been handed out in the several stimulus programs and both R's and D's voted for them. But they have not been successful because of serious errors bynthe Administration. Remember the 'Shovel Ready Projects' that never existed. The President thought this was funny. Remember all the failed green energy scams and the billions funneled to his diner and bundled friends. Let's not even go into the crushing and draconian regulations. Did you see this administration is going after music teachers! No...this mess is on the steps ofmthe White House.
If the truth was easier, this Administration would still lie. We can't believe a word that is said.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:06
These people were brought here illegally by their parents. They are undocumented,they are not citizens of this country, state, county or city. This issue is not a matter for the courts or the citizens of this country. This is a family issue between the child and his.her parents. Mom and Dad brought the children here, let Mom and Dad pay their illegal child's tuition. Better yet, these individuals should be transported back to their home country.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:02
I deal with Chinese clients everyday. They are normal people working in the import and export fields. They are hardworking and anxious to do business. They are inventive.They (most of them) speak excellent English, much better than my Chinese. The Chinese Communist Guberment has embraced Capitalism strongly. Just Google Earth their cities North of Hong Kong. They are modern and thriving. The Chinese government and people understand Educstion is the key to their future. The students demand excellence. Look at Atlanta where the entire school board was thrown out. Look at the money we spend on Educstion and the opportunities we provide. Many inner city youth refuse to take advantage.
When I was an accident investigator I was assigned to investigate a motor vehicle fatality involving a mother and her small child. A sprinkler was hitting the car with water and she moved it out of the way of the spray. She ran over and killed her little son who wandered into the path of the right rear wheel. The fatality occurred over 20 years ago and I still remember it to this day. No words can describe it.
Would one of these students care to give me their definition of sustainability as it relates to power generation. Sustainability cannot be applied to solar because the sun does not always shine. A solar array can produce noteworthy energy whennthe sun is high in the sky, but it will only produce a trickle if clouds obscure the sun. Solar will produce zero energy at night when the energy is needed the most. The wind does not always blow nor does it blow hard enough to produce useable energy. Where is the sustainability? Biomass burning, garbage burning produces pollution. Putting trash and garbage into a landfill is sustainable and unuseable land can be recycled but students are opposed to landfills. What are they talking about?posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 08:51
Summary: Madison County had six players named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State teams last week. Madison County had six players named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State teams last week. Georgia State signees Randee Bettis and Ivie Drake were named to the first team, along with Dani Lukas. Columbus State signee Bri Carr made the second team with Alexis Damron and Haley Gordon.Bettis and Drake will play in the North-South All-Star game in Rome, Ga. in June.
Summary: Athens Academy's Anna Buchanan earned the Sportsmanship award at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Tournament of Champions, which finished on Sunday. Athens Academy's Anna Buchanan earned the Sportsmanship award at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Tournament of Champions, which finished on Sunday. Buchanan was the Banner-Herald's Girls Golfer of the Year in 2012.