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President Obama says large parts of the federal government are more efficient, transparent and accountable than at any time in U.S. history. Do you agree?

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-15-13 8:36 AM

Obama says lots of things. He likes to hear himself talk and he likes to be in the spotlight..

Trouble is 90% of what comes out of his mouth is just words with no meaning.. and 70% of it is lies..

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locomotive

Jul-13-13 8:42 PM

Old news, DustOff.

3-25-12 CNN

"The separatist New Black Panther Party, described as a hate group by a civil rights organization, is standing by its $10,000 bounty offer for the capture of the man who shot Trayvon Martin, despite vehement opposition from, among others, Martin's family.

"We're here to make them do their job," organizer Mikhail Muhammad said on Monday. "We will support Trayvon's family, but we are military."

"Martin was shot February 26 by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, while walking back from a Sanford, Florida, convenience store. Zimmerman, according to friends and his attorney, Craig Sonner, said he killed Martin, 17, in self-defense.

"The fact he hasn't been charged in Martin's killing has outraged many in the United States, including people who believe Martin was considered "suspicious" because he was black. Zimmerman is a white Hispanic."

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locomotive

Jul-13-13 7:39 PM

I liked the OJ thingy, DustOff.

Good on ya!

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locomotive

Jul-11-13 10:40 PM

willgrr, that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel quote thingy?

That's not a scandal, in case you were wondering.

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locomotive

Jul-11-13 10:39 PM

Try again...

"Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned lawmakers Wednesday of severe and unacceptable effects on the U.S. military if Congress doesn't end the automatic spending cuts projected to slice $52 billion from the defense budget for 2014."

Just like in a good movie, the plot thickens.

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locomotive

Jul-11-13 10:38 PM

myfoxdetroit****/story/22817350/us-govt-records-1165-billion-surplus-in-june

"The government has collected $2.09 trillion in revenue so far this budget year, according to the June report. That's 14 percent more than the first eight months of the previous budget year.

"It has spent $2.6 trillion so far, or nearly 5 percent less than the same stretch last year. The decline partly reflects the impact of the automatic spending cuts that began in March. Defense spending is down 7 percent. A better job market has also helped lower spending for unemployment benefits almost 25 percent."

Don't tell centerish about those "automatic spending cuts" aka sequester being partially responsible for lower deficit spending in June.

Also, don't talk about what this Obama cabinet member said yesterday...

"Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned lawmakers Wednesday of severe and unacceptable effects on the U.S. military if Congress doesn't end the automatic spending cuts pro

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locomotive

Jul-11-13 2:56 PM

I think the perspective that I thought needed broadening was yours, Veritas, not Issa, Rush, Fox.

You can pass judgment all you want to. That is your "right" and you don't have to be correct even part of the time to do it either.

Don't news pundits "pass judgment" every time they cover a story? It seems there are no non-political people in this world anymore, lefties, righties or in-betweenies.

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locomotive

Jul-11-13 7:36 AM

Veritas, if I have the time to do it, I will.

Otherwise, you could broaden your perspective by not thinking the worst and then trying to find something credible by these sources yourself.

Don't worry. Your brain won't explode. I promise.

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locomotive

Jul-10-13 11:55 PM

Child Poverty Rate (Rank Among States)

#1 Mississippi RED

#2 New Mexico BLUE

#3 District of Columbia BLUE

#4 Louisiana RED

#5 Arkansas RED

#6 South Carolina RED

#7 Alabama RED

#8 Kentucky BLUE

#9 Arizona RED

#10 Texas RED

Veritas is close, but no cigar. Just 7 out of 10 on the child poverty rate rankings.

Isn't it true that you can make statistics say anything? I just did.

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locomotive

Jul-10-13 11:49 PM

Well, I looked at frac . org again and found the 104 pg. pdf file "Profile of Hunger, Poverty and Federal Nutrition Programs."

I picked one designation, "child poverty rate - rank among states," and determined the 10 states with the highest rank.

Then I went to wiki for a list of "US state legislatures" after Nov. 2012 elections and found those 10 states, whether they were blue or red.

Here's the list...

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locomotive

Jul-10-13 11:07 PM

"...I believe the statement (Veritas' own) stands until proven untrue...

"Sorry, anything Issa, Rush, Fox says has no credibility...Nadda!"

So Veritas is able to predetermine that any statement coming from these certain sources already has no credibility. Very interesting.

What's good for Veritas is not good for anyone else, that "standing by a statement until it's proven false" business.

So we're to believe ALL statements made by Issa, Rush, Fox have been proven false, not to mention the ones they haven't made yet, all because they have "no credibility" in Veritas' mind?

Sure, nice work if you can get it.

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Missy1

Jul-10-13 1:15 PM

Obama can say whatever he wants, but it doesn't make it true.

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locomotive

Jul-10-13 11:58 AM

Now centerish/namexxx can do some color coding for the Huff Post data cited.

I gotta run...

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locomotive

Jul-10-13 11:56 AM

"Ten States that Rely Most on Food Stamps" Huffington Post, 11-8-12

10. South Carolina 18.2% of population

9. Maine 18.6%

8. West Virginia 18.7%

7. Kentucky 18.8%

6. Louisiana 19.2%

5. Michigan 19.7%

4. New Mexico 19.8%

3. Tennessee 19.8%

2. Oregon 20.1%

1. Mississippi 20.7%

"Of all the disastrous consequences of the economic crisis, perhaps the most devastating is the idea of even more Americans struggling to feed their families.

"Recent statistics from the USDA indicate that 14.2 percent of the U.S. population was using food stamps in February 2011, or around 44.2 million total, up from 33 million just two years before in 2009."

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locomotive

Jul-10-13 11:39 AM

Now for the color of the top 5 states...

Oregon BLUE

Illinois BLUE

District of Columbia BLUE

Mississippi RED

New Mexico LIGHT BLUE

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locomotive

Jul-10-13 11:28 AM

Food Research And Action Center April 2013

"Increases in SNAP caseloads between April 2012 and April 2013 occurred in 39 states and the District of Columbia. The three states registering over-the-year percentage increases of eight percent or higher were MD, IL, WY."

frac . org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/snapdata2013_april . pdf

This pdf has data of "SNAP Number of persons participating" in 3 different tables detailing changes in 1 month, 1 year, and 5 years. A 4th table details the "share of population participating" with "data as of July 5, 2013."

#1 Oregon had 50.3% of its estimated population participating

#2 Illinois had 24.8%

#3 District of Columbia had 23.8%

#4 Mississippi had 22.3%

#5 New Mexico had 21.4%

And North Dakota? 8.4%

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namexxx

Jul-10-13 10:35 AM

ND is one of the nation's biggest welfare queens.

When you ignoramuses complain about foodstamps -- you're complaining about yourselves.

Oh yeah, and ND is also the #1 beer guzzling state. So, you're not just a state of moochers -- you're also a bunch of drunks.

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centerfield

Jul-10-13 10:10 AM

You nitwits keep referring to food stamp consumption but don't accept that most of the States at the top of the list are Red states. Just like the Bush era of Federal government, the Republican states are being terribly miss managed. But, keep on with the talking points.

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locomotive

Jul-10-13 9:24 AM

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."

Margaret Thatcher

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-10-13 8:54 AM

Leftwing the American people are the losers unless of course you draw welfare, get food stamps, reduced rent and free phones.. then I guess you would be willing to say we are losers..

Only dumb people cannot figure out you cannot let every one live for free..

But then dumb people don't know that Free is paid for by others.

Ignorance is bliss to the libs.. or ignorance is free stuff to the libs..

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MattRothchild

Jul-10-13 6:47 AM

Disprove it? With facts? The burden of proof is not on me! It's on the person who makes the claim!

And you never did provide two examples, either. I know, because I read back through your comments.

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-09-13 10:47 PM

“Obama will be a historically bad president, honestly, in terms of damage done to the country and the world and even in terms of even achieving his own goals and the goals of his party and ideological movement” — don't even bring up Benghazi, gay marriage which he was against before he realized they wouldn't vote for him so then he became in favor of it, failure to stop IRS corruption, Fast & Furious and his gun running that killed Americans, failure to close Gitmo, and that whole economic collapse thing along with being the food stamp king of America, the welfare king, and the Prez most likely to never see unemployment below 5% in 8 thats EIGHT years as President.. .

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locomotive

Jul-09-13 10:43 PM

From EAGnews . org 7-8-13

"Education Action Group Foundation believes the one-size-fits-all, assembly line government school system requires serious reform."

"Congressman Todd Rokita, a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, noted at a recent hearing, 'Because the law requires students to take fruits and vegetables for lunch, even if they have no intention of eating them, schools are struggling with increased waste. After implementing the new standards a year early, one Florida school district estimated students threw out $75,000 worth of food.'"

Is this part of the federal government "more efficient" and "accountable than at any time in U.S. history?"

Read the article, Veritas...

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-09-13 10:37 PM

Amazing how the liberals*****after Obama isn't it? There lil tongues hang out and they pant and puff as they run after his skirt chasing him and kissing his feet..

Pretty sick sight to see... sorta like a dog being drug behind a truck and then getting up and licking his masters hand after he drug him a mile..

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namexxx

Jul-09-13 8:11 PM

When viewing these results -- bear in mind that this is the nation's beer guzzling capital.

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