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The Current Situation

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Here is an e-mail that is making the rounds. It pretty well sums up this country’s current economic situation.

Lesson # 1:

* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000

* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000

* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000

* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000

* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

* Annual family income: $21,700

* Money the family spent: $38,200

* New debt on the credit card: $16,500

* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710

* Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

Got It? OK, now:

Lesson # 2:

Here’s another way to look at the debt ceiling:

Let’s say you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood, and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

What do you think you should do? (this is where it gets tricky for some!)

Raise the ceilings, or remove the blockage in the drain?!

But wait, you say. The current economic situation and raising the daily ceiling was/is a bipartisan effort. True, so I agree with Peter Schweizer, who wrote Throw Them ALL Out; we have to start somewhere, and throwing out the biggest stumbling block on November 6 is a great starting point.

Anyway, let’s look at what is currently happening in the real world:

  • Morning Bell: Obama Administration Will Pay Companies to Violate the Law
  • Election in twelve days! The economy is awful! (And CNN is ripping Obama!)
  • ‘War on Women’ Update: As State Senator, Obama Voted ‘Present’ On Protecting Rape Victims
  • Richard Mourdock’s Abortion Comments and Joe Donnelly’s Sophistry
  • Average GDP Growth Less than Half of What Obama Predicted
  • GDP number a relief for Obama   Relief? Really? Contrast that with this statement: “Economists often say U.S. GDP needs to grow around 3% a year to bring unemployment down significantly.”
  • Lena Dunham gets suggestive in ‘Your First Time’ ad for Obama
  • Is this what Obama’s green-energy future looks like?
  • Audit: Green jobs stimulus program wastes cash
  • Another Hamas-linked State Dept Adviser Exposed
  • Sen. McCaskill‘s Husband’s Businesses Benefited From $20 Million in Stimulus Funds
  • Perfectly Raaaaacist Storm Will Attempt Preemptive Voter Suppression in Northern VA, Philly
  • Citizen Putting Obama in Dunce Cap is Racist; Obama Campaign Putting Romney in Same is Hilarious!
  • Obama calls Romney a ‘bullshitter’   How statesmanlike of Obama!
  • ;
    And last, but certainly not least:

  • Washington Post: If Obama Loses, It’s Surely Due To Racism
  • Swingometer: Gallup Party ID figures predict solid Romney win
  • ;
    And let’s give the Benghazi debacle its own section:

  • REPORT: Clinton asked for more security in Benghazi, Obama said no
  • Did Obama Watch While They Fought for their Lives?
  • Secretary of State Clinton Grins, Laughs While Answering Question About Benghazi; White House Downplays Emails
  • GOP on attack over new Benghazi emails
  • Obama administration denied request for help during 9/11/12 Benghazi jihadist attack despite three urgent requests
  • AC-130U Gunship was On-Scene in Benghazi, Obama Admin Refused to Let It Fire
  • CINC goes AWOL: SEALs in Benghazi begged for help, AC-130 was on-scene, Obama refused – flew to Vegas instead
  • White House Watched Benghazi Attacked And Didn’t Respond
  • First, the Obama administration blamed a video. In fact, Obama made a UN speech making that claim six times. Now, the administration is saying it didn’t have enough “intelligence” information. But the conservative media, not the MSM that is in the tank for Obama, is now uncovering some rather startling (and uncomfortable for Obama) facts about the entire episode:

    Now here is a real laugh. The White House (spelled Obama) says that it didn’t have permission from the post-Gaddafi Lybian government to send in aircraft. Yet there was already a US surveillance aircraft over Benghazi, in Lybian airspace. And, it’s noteworthy that Obama did not ask Pakistan’s permission when he initiated the 2010 SEAL team raid that killed bin Laden.

    Is this the “October Surprise” we’ve been waiting for the Obama campaign to release? Democrats/liberals/progressives (DLP) often cry “Watergate” in an effort to deflect attention. Well, the Benghazi fiasco is certainly looking like another coverup by the Obama administration. The difference? Four Americans were not killed during Watergate.

    Okay, all you DLPs out there, your turn. I’ve offered an e-mail that pretty well describes the economic situation this country is in, as well as several links that also describe the country’s current situation. My links are (mostly) from conservative sources that are truthful, although I expect DLPs to deny that, even in the face of facts. Can y’all do the same?

    But that’s just my opinion.

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  • John Lake

    Obama administration denied request for help during 9/11/12 Benghazi jihadist attack despite three urgent requests
    the link is a GOP site.
    Beyond that, interesting article.

  • Jet Gardner

    Jet’s latest voter data averages: 10/29/12
    41 sources

    Obama 290
    Romney 235
    Virginia tied

    Alabama-9 Romney 54% – 36%
    Alaska-3 Romney 62% – 36%
    Arizona-11 Romney 52% – 44%
    Arkansas-6 Romney 58% – 31%
    California-55 Obama 53% – 40%
    Colorado-9 Obama 50% – 46%
    Connecticut-7 Obama 52% – 42%
    Delaware-3 Obama 62% – 37%
    Florida-29 Romney 49% – 47%
    Georgia-16 Romney 51% – 43%
    Hawaii-4 Obama 62% – 38%
    Idaho-4 Romney 63% – 27%
    Indiana-11 Romney 51% – 38%
    Iowa-6 Obama 50% – 46%
    Illinois-20 Obama 55% – 36%
    Kansas-6 Romney 57% – 42%
    Kentucky-8 Romney 53% – 39%
    Louisiana-8 Romney 50% – 37%
    Maine-4 Obama 52% – 39%
    Maryland-10 Obama 60% – 36%
    Massachusetts-11 Obama 57% – 38%
    Michigan-16 Obama 50% – 43%
    Minnesota-10 Obama 51% – 46%
    Mississippi-6 Romney 56% – 43%
    Missouri-10 Romney 53% – 44%
    Montana-3 Romney 51% – 43%
    Nebraska-5 Romney 51% – 41%
    Nevada-6 Obama 51% – 47%
    New Hampshire-4 Obama 50% – 46%
    New Jersey-14 Obama 53% – 41%
    New Mexico-5 Obama 53% – 44%
    New York-29 Obama 61% – 34%
    North Carolina-15 Romney 50% – 47%
    North Dakota-3 Romney 53% – 37%
    Ohio-18 Obama 50% – 45%
    Oklahoma-7 Romney 58% – 33%
    Oregon-7 Obama 49% – 42%
    Pennsylvania-20 Obama 50% – 44%
    Rhode Island-4 Obama 58% – 33%
    South Carolina-9 Romney 46% – 40%
    South Dakota-3 Romney 52% – 43%
    Tennessee-11 Romney 47% – 40%
    Texas-38 Romney 58% – 39%
    Utah-6 Romney 71% – 20%
    Vermont-3 Obama 68% – 23%
    Virginia-13 ? 48% – 48%
    Washington-12 Obama 53% – 42%
    Washington, D.C.-3 Obama 88% – 8% !!!
    West Virginia-5 Romney 52% – 38%
    Wisconsin-10 Obama 50% – 47%
    Wyoming-3 Romney 65% – 33%

  • Dr Dreadful

    I see that Warren has added the Gish gallop to his repertoire of amateurish debate tactics.

  • Jet Gardner

    Even if Virginia falls to Romney and Ohio (very doubtful) Obama stil wins.

    Our elections chief (republican) has been allowing some pretty shady billboards to be put up by Clear Channel, who owns them, then taking his good ol’ time forcing them to be taken back down under protest…

    …and who owns Clear Channel?

    Bain Capital