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Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM PDT

Obama Care

by VirtualTruth

I got this explanation of Obama Care from a friend via facebook. I think this is very telling about why America as a whole believes this is not a good thing and how it can be presented as a positive.

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Did this explain Obamacare?

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I realize the President is actually busy running the Country and dealing with real time important issues, and did not have the luxury of dropping everything for 24/7 prep for the debate.

However, he needs to let the people know he is doing the job and why things are not going faster.

The 100's of Bills blocked for a VOTE in the Senate. the Obstruction of the GOP since the 2008 Election, the fact that if you cut 5 Trillion from the Budget and do not raise revenues the difference comes from SOMEWHERE and there are not 5 Trillion in loop holes to close.

Last night Romney had nothing to lose and everything to gain, Obama had nothing to win and everything to lose, no wait, Obama did have something to win, it was the election in a knock out.

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Did Romney win, or Obama lose last night?

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Buy Guns, Ammo, Bows, Arrows, activated charcoal, and dry goods
so you can feed and protect your family next year.

Sean Lewis
August 4, 2011
Parody?

Sell your stock holdings, sell your Gold, divest yourself of
all forms of non tangible wealth. The TeaBagger/GOP
economic cascade collapse has begun.

We are about to experience the double dip in the economy
that this Country is not prepared to handle and the World
will not be able to bail us out of.

Thank you GOP for putting Party before Country in 2009/2010
and now for putting Party before economic survival.

The GOP crafted a Debt deal that does not reduce debt!
Eliminates the Safety Nets for the Middle class, and punishes
the poor, sick, elderly and retirees!

But the Wealthy are protected against any inconvenience.

The GOP however isn't the sharpest crayons in the box.
After the tax cuts promise of 15 million jobs turned into
800,000 being lost a month, you would think they might
learn'to let others handle the County's Bank Account.

But, No. The GOP/TeaBaggers held the Country hostage and blackmailed the President to accept their Double Down offer, reduce government spending by eliminating entitlements and government jobs or we will bankrupt the Country. This is responsible rational governance?

The Markets and the world disagree, and like in 2008 the collapsing of the markets has begun once again.

It happened when The GOP refused to authorize the Financial Bailouts and it is happening again with the FUBAR of a Debt deal that does not reduce the Debt!

BTW, the wealthy will suffer too as the markets tank and the dollar plunges
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once again the GOP/TeaBaggers have done what they do best, made a bad situation worst!

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Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 12:35 PM PDT

The GOP Public Death Sentence

by VirtualTruth

This is not a game or a strategy to stop the Democrats
and President Obama or to weaken them politically.
This is simply the political murder of Americans.
There are Americans dying everyday because they
do not have insurance.

These Americans want and need insurance but are
either denied coverage because of preexisting conditions
or are priced out of coverage because of high premiums.

Americans by the Millions have lost their jobs and with
unemployment they have lost their insurance because of
the high cost of assuming the entire premium when out
of work.

The focus needs to get back to the fact that we do not abandon
our own, we do not leave people behind. We offer a helping
hand to all who are willing and able to help themselves if
given a helping hand to get them back on their feet.

If this means a bare bone public option that is paid for by the
premiums of the unemployed and uninsured so be it. It can be done
with little Government costs if at all.

This solution is revenue neutral and is paid for by the premiums
paid into by the uninsured.

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Healthcare Reform

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An Auto Bailout? OK,
but it will be painful for the auto industry.

November 12, 2008
Sean Lewis

They caused the problem themselves by
not responding to market conditions.

The Auto industry wants to have a turn at the
bailout trough.

OK, no problem.

It will cost all involved.

Obama needs to assign a group of financial
experts to fix the Auto industry.

The group will be small and have a mandate
to complete the mechanics of the turnaround in
less than a year.

The numbers need to be crunched and a bottom-line found.

The Big Three need to become the ONE and the
slashing of costs to the bone needs to begin.

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Should we help the Auto Industry

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The Solution to the Real Estate Meltdown
Rescue-Recovery Plan
Fixing the Economy (updated)

November 11, 2008
Sean Lewis

The Real Estate Portion of this plan is for
at risk properties going into foreclosure.
The Homeowner no longer owns their homes
but now rents and continues to live in their
homes with the option of getting their home
back.

All real estate properties included to the Trust should be submitted
at 75% the value of the 2003 tax assessment value. This will
be the NEW cost basis for the Homeowner.

The homeowners new rent will be based on the new cost basis
value at a 30 year mortgage at a 4% interest rate.

The original homeowner has two years to purchase back the property
at the NEW cost basis value. After 2 years the Homeowner will have
to pay market value but not Less than the NEW cost basis.

If the original homeowner purchases the home it is with
the understanding they can not sell the property for 5 years.

If forced to sell the property it will be at the NEW cost basis.

This prevents flipping.

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Mon Sep 22, 2008 at 07:56 AM PDT

The Smart Fed Bail Out IMHO

by VirtualTruth

Creating and managing the new United States Sovereign Home-Owner
Investment Trust

All real estate properties included into the Trust should be submitted
at the value of the tax assessment value.

The homeowners new rent will be based on the tax assessment
value at a 30 year mortgage.

The original homeowner has two years to purchase back the property
at the tax assessment value.

If the original homeowner purchases the home it is with
the understanding they can not sell the property for 5 years.
If forced to sell the property it will be at the tax assessment rate.
This prevents flipping.

The financial institution can hold the certificate and receive
interest until maturity or may sell the certificate of the trust
as a 5 year bond.

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Will this work

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Republicans, patriotism means more than saluting the flag,
It means shared sacrifice.

Republicans would rather have China buy America
than reach into their own pockets to save the US.

In fact when Biden said that raising taxes would
be the Patriotic thing to do to save America from
this fate, McCain and Palin laughed at this and
ridiculed such actions.

Why should the Rich, who have gotten tax cuts
for years while the middle class received virtually none;
expect to sacrifice now for the good of the country.

Why should the Rich, who work on wall street and
are now being bailed out by main street, pay the
same tax rate as working class Americans?

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Wed Sep 17, 2008 at 10:53 AM PDT

Fixing the Economy IMHO

by VirtualTruth

The Cascade Effect, the collapse of the US economy.
How did it happen, and how do you stop it.

September 17, 2008
Sean Lewis

I have been writing about this since before the Iraq invasion.

I had hoped that if I wrote about it, someone would have
heard the warning and avoided this financial collapse.

The bottom line the Bush Tax Cuts are the main cause.

The US government needs income to run.

Without the income the US government must borrow funds
from other sources.

The more the US borrows, the higher the US Debt goes and
the larger the payment on the Debt Interest becomes and the
more money the US needs to borrow.

The double edge is that as the Debt grows the faith in the US
Economy and the US Dollar declines.

The US dollar has fallen by almost half against every major
currency.

The Bush Tax Cuts did not fulfill any of the claims promised.

More money to the rich did not stimulate the economy, did not
create 15 million jobs, did not balance the budget or lower
the debt and did not increase revenues.

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The Cascade Effect,
The Economic Destruction of the US by Bush and The Republican Party.

Since before the Iraq war I have been writing a series of articles, posts and blog entries about the ruinous economic policies of the Bush Administration and Republican Controlled Congress.
http://groups.google.com/...

Most if not all of my predictions have come true, and
unfortunately we are now entering the end game of America's
Preeminence. The Cascade Effect has begun, and the longer
the momentum continues the harder it will become to stop and reverse.

Jobs are the economic engine of the US. Without well
paying jobs the economy will slow and eventually fall
into decline.

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Is the following true

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In 2000 I was a whole hearted supporter of John McCain.
I knew what the man stood for and I felt McCain
was the best Candidate for President.

I cheered his back handing of religious zealots,
the way he railed against party nepotism and
politics. The way McCain reached across
party lines and seem to give practical solutions
to political problems and compromise.

Then I watched what the Republican/Bush/Rove
machine did to McCain with lies such as the
illegitimate Black baby BS, and I felt for him.

I now watch the McCain on TV is 2008 in total
disbelief. Everything he was against he now
embraces. This is not the man I wanted to vote
for in 2000, I do not recognize the current
day McCain!

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Has McCain Changed?

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McCain turned hard RIGHT in his selection of Palin.
He had to because he had nothing else to run on.

He IS part of the Republican machine that has decimated
the US economy.

Yes the Surge was a success technically but so was
the initial invasion! The true test will be what happens
now that the surge is over. This may be another premature
'Mission Accomplished!'

Lets not also forget that if the Bush Administration had
not rushed to war, with Mccain's support by the way;
we would not have needed the surge in the first place.

How much credit do you get for organizing a bucket brigade
when you set the barn on fire?

Let's also realize that Palin has not given a REAL
interview or taken questions from the press. WHEN
is she? It is clear she is being sheltered because she
is so far off the beaten path of National and International
events and politics the gaping hole of knowledge she
does not have would be clear to anyone.

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