The Obama lemmings [Reader Post]

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Question: When does $70 billion equal 1.25 trillion?

Answer: In Obamaworld

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Unless they are Obama supporters. It turns out that you can fool all of them all of the time.

Barack Obama admits to being weak at math. On Leno he said:

“The math stuff was fine up until about seventh grade. Malia is now a freshman in high school. I’m pretty lost.”

That explains a lot.

Barack Obama claims that he was re-elected to raise taxes on the so-called “wealthy.

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are signaling they’re open to some compromise on a taxes and spending to prevent more financial pain in the new year, but the two sides are digging in on raising taxes for wealthier Americans. Obama said Friday that his re-election gave him a mandate to pursue that position because “the majority of Americans agree with my approach.”

His approach was and still is to lie. Or else he is plain stupid.

Obama has people believing that 70 billion equals 1.25 trillion. They believe it because he told them it does. Obama supporters do not question anything Obama says.

Yes, Obama did say 70 billion equals 1.25 trillion. He spoke with the feckless Scott Pelley during an interview for 60 minutes and he said:

“And if we go back to the tax rates for folks making more than $250,000 a year, back to the rates that we had under Bill Clinton,” he continued, “we can close the deficit, stabilize the economy, keep taxes on middle class families low, [and] provide the certainty that I think all of us would be looking for.”

In an ad Obama said

“Now Governor Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations on Wall Street, all of us will prosper. In other words, he’d double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place.”

Obama went so far as to enlist Bill Clinton to lie; to say that these tax rates on the “wealthy” caused the current financial mess.

“This election to me is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. This is a clear choice. The Republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper income people and go back to deregulation. That is what got us into trouble in the first place.”

It’s a lie of course. It’s so false that not even Ezra Klein believes that.

“I am absolutely not saying the Bush tax cuts led to the financial crisis. To my knowledge, there’s no evidence of that.”

Yet there it is- just undo those tax cuts for the “wealthy” and the deficit will close, the economy will stabilize and Mayan apocalypse will be avoided.

The Obama administration claimed it was talking about all of Bush’s policies, to which Glenn Kessler replied

We think that distinction would be lost on ordinary people.

Lost it was. It was lost on all Obama supporters- including Scott Pelley.

The truth?

The deficit this year is projected to be $1.25 trillion.

Repealing the Bush tax rates for the “wealthy” would net approximately $70 billion per year. That’s it.

Allowing all the Bush tax rates to expire would net approximately $380 billion per year. That begins to take a bite out of the deficit. What is obvious is that the big money comes from the 98%, not the 2% or the 1%.

And still Obama supporters think that $70 billion will erase a $1.25 trillion deficit.

Because Obama said so.

Lemmings.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

99 Responses to “The Obama lemmings [Reader Post]”

  1. 26

    Cary

    @Wm T Sherman:

    I’ve been coming to this site for many years. Troll? Okay, you keep the finger pointing as I said in a previous comment. Don’t let me interrupt your paranoid tantrum and delusions of the upcoming apocalypse. Carry on…

  2. 27

    drjohn

    @Cary:

    Really? If you actually believe that those are the ONLY issues that matter to the left, you’ve not been paying much attention

    Polls said that Romney was more trusted with the economy.

    It was the penny ante issues that got Obama elected. it was small ball, and it was Romney trying to be a moderate instead of a conservative. Obama was a rabid liberal and he got his base fired up- once again expecting him to furnish them a living as he did the first time.

    Liberals are particularly stupid.

  3. 29

    Wm T Sherman

    Cary:

    I was referring to multiple sites and to multiple persons posting, not just one. A general phenomenon. We lost, but instead of ignoring us, the opposition hates us worse than ever. For some reason you thought I was talking about you. If you would like to be included in that characterization, be my guest. I have scarcely seen you here. If you come once or twice a year then you have not “been coming here for years.” you have been coming once in a great while when you feel you have a reason, such as the victory of your messiah. In fact it was dishonest of you to claim to be a regular.

    Your argument is not with me. It is with the Gods of the Copybook Headings. Whatever empty accusations you hurl will not change that, no matter how good it makes you feel for a short while.

  4. 30

    Cary

    @Wm T Sherman:

    Think whatever you’d like, if it somehow makes you feel better. I come as often as I can, and I’ve been here quite a bit. Perhaps less now than I used to, because of a busy life, but still frequently. I’m not going to sit here defending myself over a pointless argument. When Curt asks me not to post, that’s when I’ll stop.

  5. 33

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Wm T Sherman
    you are right, we see a big traffic of the regular libs which have increase their visits
    only after they won the election,
    and all the CONSERVATIVES HERE CAN ATTEST TO IT
    IT STARTED AS SOON AS THE ELECTION WAS CALL,
    YES CARY IT’S TRUE.

  6. 34

    Cary

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    Bees,

    You know full well I was here before the election. I have periods when I’m here more often and periods when I’m around less… but you know exactly who I am! I don’t know about any others you may be referring to, but you know I’m not new here. This is a pointless argument that distracts from the actual topic, so this is my last comment on this thread.

  7. 35

    James Raider

    DrJohn,

    His approach was and still is to lie. Or else he is plain stupid.

    No longer in doubt, . . . it’s both.

    @Wm T Sherman: #24,

    scapegoats are going to be needed to take the blame for all the horrible crap that’s about to unfold. . . . . . He doesn’t need you anymore.

    Rather prescient.

    Wall Street now owns the White House and The Bernanke is guaranteeing more billion dollar bonuses, meanwhile, small and medium businesses are going to hurt badly. Large businesses who didn’t support Obama will regret it. This Administration has already begun its revenge on whoever didn’t support it.

    Obama today pretends to “invite” business leaders for a meeting. Guaranteed no one will say a single word which can be construed as negative. This Administration has already proven it is vindictive, . . . just ask any business owner for truth, and now with a second term, a shitstorm is coming from this Oval office. It hates business, and hates capitalism.

  8. 36

    ilovebeeswarzone

    CARY
    I know you where here since many years,I was not saying it that way,
    WHAT I notice is that as soon as the election was called the ones who
    come on a regular time, all converse here at an increase time,
    it was a remark not to insult, just noticeble
    it just happen strange but real,
    don’t be offended , it was notice by a few,
    and why is it? we just trying to find out,
    don’t take it wrong, you have your friend here outside of politic face up.
    bye

  9. 38

    Liberal1 (Objectivity)

    I think we’re going to see a reduction in efficacy of the news-entertainment political complex (as David Frum calls it), like this one and many others. If they don’t start to deal with the facts, and offering some real solutions—rather than the same old drivel—then they’re readership and listenership is going to decline and be further relegated to the darkest reaching of the extremist wing of the hyper-conservative party.

  10. 39

    Liberal1 (Objectivity)

    @Nan G: How much free stuff have you taken? It seem to recall you saying that there was a time when you took food stamps. I’m sure plenty of free stuff has gone around the people on this site.

  11. 40

    Liberal1 (Objectivity)

    @johngalt: Romney couldn’t get traction because he really didn’t have a plan—other that going back to the previous administration’s plan (which caused this problem in the first place). Women’s rights and immigration are actually part of an economic plan. For example, if a woman’s right to equal pay with men for equal work were enforced—which Romney did not support—it would raise the tax base of women.

  12. 41

    ilovebeeswarzone

    LIBERAL1
    WHAT IS THE OBAMA PLAN? tell us lad,
    MITT ROMNEY’s plan WAS SIMPLE for all to understand,
    including the LATINOS WHO WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIFE,
    THAT IS, BRING THE COMPANIES BACK TO THE USA,
    and instead of sinking them with regulations ,
    he would encourage the creation of good paying jobs that last a life time,
    not those OBAMA HALF jOBS OR THOSE COMPANIES WHO BANKRUPT RIGHT AFTER THEY GET THE BILLIONS FROM THE TAXPAYER’S POCKETS
    do you get it now?

  13. 42

    Wm T Sherman

    @Liberal1 (Objectivity):

    More of the same. Your side won, you say we’re irrelevant, but you come here anyway. A lot.

    That roaring sound in the background is the floodwaters rising. You are ecstatic at playing a tiny part in the dam break, but do not connect the one with the other. Every moment you spend shouting at us contemptuously for our failed attempts to hold the dam together for a while longer is a moment spent not hearing the approaching flood. Bask in the afterglow while you can. Again: Your messiah will not save you. He doesn’t need you anymore.

  14. 44

    johngalt

    @Liberal1 (Objectivity):

    You provided the same soundbite material that won the election for Obama, including the soundbite about the “previous administration”. Congratulations.

    I gave credit to Obama for running a more effective campaign. He did. Can’t deny it.

    The problem with your statements is the same, though, that Obama had when he used them. Romney DID, in fact, have a “plan”. What is Obama’s plan? Give more “stuff” away for free and sell it to the people that the “rich” will pay for it? Some plan. Might as well call us Greece right now.

  15. 45

    Richard Wheeler

    Cary Thanks for all you did for those affected by Sandy in N.Y. Yours is a great story and I for one always appreciated your input. THANKS AGAIN

  16. 46

    ilovebeeswarzone

    I just heard a good one from JAE LENO; I CAN’T UNDERSTAND THIS,
    THEY ALL TALK ABOUT THE CLIFF, THAT IS IN ALL THE NEWS,
    AND WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO WAS ELECTED FOR GOING FORWARD,

  17. 48

    Ditto

    I think I’ve figured out how Obama turns 70 billion into 1.25 trillion. First he ordains that the Treasury lay 70 billion at his feet (to be later repaid with taxes on the 1%). Obama has the 70 billion converted to gold then calls the Federal Reserve. Bernanke calls up the Government Mint and orders them to print and deliver 1.25 trillion in new bills. Obama gives Bernanke the gold, Bernanke gives Obama the fresh new bills. “Wink, wink. Nod, nod.”

    They both smile and announce “Voila!!!”

    Obama then passes an executive order essentially saying “Quick give this 1.25 trillion to the Chinese for pay on the debt and ask them for another loan for double that.” He then calls Harry Reid so that they can deem even more entitlement spending. The two of them call the MSM and announce that they’ve reduced the debt.

    When the public learns about the new debt, the Dems blame it on Bush.

  18. 50

    ilovebeeswarzone

    about JAY LENO, QUOTE,
    if OBAMA GOES FORWARD FALLING IN THE FISCAL CLIFF,
    DOES THE LEMMINGS WILL ALL FOLLOW HIM IN THERE DOWN BELOW,
    AS IT’S PROPER TO DO IN NATURE, WITH THEIR CONTERPART?
    JUST WONDERING. IF THEY ALL FOLLOW,
    HE WILL BE BURIED UNDER WITH TONS AND TONS OF LEMMINGS

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