Thursday, 10/27/11, Public Square


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12 responses to “Thursday, 10/27/11, Public Square

  1. President Barack Obama’s “tsunami” of new government regulations looks more like a summer swell.

    Obama’s White House has approved fewer regulations than his predecessor George W. Bush at this same point in their tenures, and the estimated costs of those rules haven’t reached the annual peak set in fiscal 1992 under Bush’s father, according to government data reviewed by Bloomberg News.

    The average annual cost to businesses under Obama is higher than under his predecessors, the Bloomberg review shows. The increase is estimated to total as little as $100 million or as much as $4.1 billion, or at most three one-hundredths of a percent of the total economy.
    The scope of government regulation has emerged as a major issue in the 2012 presidential race and on Capitol Hill. Republican presidential candidates have accused Obama of stifling job creation by imposing rules on businesses, and House Republicans have vowed to rein in proposed regulations on everything from the environment to health care to banking.

    The record came in 1992 under George H.W. Bush when that total hit $20.9 billion in current dollars. In the last year of Ronald Reagan’s term it was $16 billion in today’s dollars.

    • Ah, but GWB and St. Ronnie are great little Republicans and anything they did was okay by these same Republicans who are now showing their butts to the world.

      To use their theory – let’s just hand over the country to these Republicans and then when everything collapses (including themselves because I do not know if they have figured this out yet – these folks NEED a strong working class in order for them to keep their millions) – then we can rebuild a new America and ban anyone that resembles a fake God-worshiping elehant.

      I am FED UP with these fake Americans………..

  2. Top Earners Doubled Share of Nation’s Income, Study Finds

    The top 1 percent of earners more than doubled their share of the nation’s income over the last three decades, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, in a new report likely to figure prominently in the escalating political fight over how to revive the economy, create jobs and lower the federal debt.

  3. You know – there is no use in trying to shame any Republican – these folks are not capable of feeling shame.

    I suspect that’s why they all flock to those fake Evangelical Christian Churches with the fake millionaire-dollar preachers.

  4. WSClark

    Knucklehead: “Someone who is hardheaded, stubborn”

    Knucklehead: “A highly sought after engine/motorcycle from Harley-Davidson.”

    Knucklehead: “A member of the group running for the GOP nomination for president.”

    The second definition is near and dear to my heart. A pristine example of a Harley knucklehead is one of the most sought after examples of motorcycle history in the world. A prime example is a ’36 EL with sidecar that is on eBay right now for the asking price of $87,500.

    The first and third definitions are also items that I cannot afford, abet for different reasons. I consider myself to be a semi-reasonable and vaguely intelligent person, so I do examine the position of the GOP candidates before I make a judgement. Unfortunately, it usually only takes a matter of seconds to determine that a given candidate’s proposal or position is simply garbage that is unworkable, destructive or just flat-out nuts.

    For a practiced fan of Harley-Davidson motorcycle history, a real Knucklehead is a rare and immediately recognizable find. For a practiced observer of American politics, a knucklehead of the other kind is all too common, while being equally as immediately recognizable.

    On the same eBay page as the ’36 EL H-D is a Kawasaki 800 copy of a H-D Knucklehead. The asking price is $4,000. The Republican presidential field so far is eight (or ten or twelve) Kawasaki wannabes and none of the real thing.

    You get what you pay for………………

  5. Republicans are demonizing President Obama for calling them a Do Nothing Congress.

    Well, let’s see these folks prove Obama wrong actually DO something?

    There’s a good reason the approval rating of Congress is only 9%.

    • This is unfrickin believable….. this has huge bipartisan support but yet it is stonewalled.

      And the House Speaker Boehner’s office has no comment? I call B.S. on this one.

      I wonder if the dead man had a little ‘r’ behind his name – how fast would this bill go sailing through for approval and probably even tack on a few millions to buy all that gold to make the memorial really nice. Why, if he had been a Republican – there is no limit for the amount of taxpayer money to go towards that endeavor.

      You know – if Johnny B. cannot handle the Speaker’s job – maybe he should give it back to the woman who handled it quite well before he took the gavel early 2011?

      • This is but one example of this Do Nothing Congress.

        Damn, I am FED UP with these Republicans who think it is okay to boo a gay soldier and now this one bill to memorialize a fellow worker in Congress who was killed while doing his Congressional job is being stonewalled?

        DAMN – this makes me even angrier with these Republicans.

  6. Yet another example of why the OWS protesters are hitting a nerve with the 99%.

    When the Americans starting seeing prosecutions and white collar criminals going to prison – maybe then the 99% will start to believe in the American Dream again.

    For too long we have sat by and watched as these criminals and well-connected people get by with their stealing, lying and cheating.

    The Tea Party people proudly boasted about their desired use of the Second Amendment for their revolution.

    Well, hang on to your 3-corner hats and powdered wigs TP’ers – that revolution is happening and the OWS with the rest of the 99% do not need any guns. They only need their right to free speed.

  7. Here is an article about the husband of the gay soldier that was booed after asking a question at that now infamous GOP debate.

    Look through the montage of the responses from the different politicians.

    I know I sound like a broken record on this issue – but even if these Republicans had not heard the booing during the debate (as some have claimed), these people had the chance to denounce that abhorrent behavior the next day, or the next day, or even the next day. But, rather, what we heard was excuses or downright deafening silence.

    So much for the GOP’s strong defense of our military – unless, of course, it is a military defense no-bid contract for those certain ‘right’ people. Then these Republican elephants will stampede over anyone and everyone to get to those millions.