So Miocene, let me see if I get your interpretation correct. You think this country is in this shape because the republican’s have been supporting a family values platform and not the free loading, atheist, lesbian, democratic free spending platform. Wow. Now I see it. The hard work, God fearing values that have built this country over the last 250 years were all wrong. It is the GOP’s fault. I will never vote for another republican that wants great advancements for our country just free love and free money. Oh by the way M were do I get my Bama phone and EBT card. And Hilary in the WH, way to funny.
Fegelein, when will you realize O'Bummer and Klaus have no use for real facts, they just keep drinking the Kool-Aid. Watch Klaus will blame all these items on Bush.
1.The Number Of Americans That Have Joined The Food Stamp Program Since
Obama Took Office: 19.4 Million.
2.The Number Of People Unemployed At The End Of Obama’s Fifth Year As President: 10.4 Million.
3.The Number Of People Working Part-Time That Would Like To Work Full-Time: 7.8 Million.
4.The Number Of People That Have Entered Poverty Since 2008: 6.7 Million.
5.Americans Who Received Cancellation Notices For Their Health Plans
Due To ObamaCare After Obama Promised They Could Keep Their Plans In His 2010 State Of The Union Address: 5 Million.
6.The Number Of Americans Struggling With Long-Term Unemployment Of 27 Weeks Or Over: 3.9 Million.
7.The Increase In Americans Struggling With Long-Term Unemployment Since Obama Became President: 1.2 Million.
8.Construction Jobs (aka “Shovel-Ready Jobs”) Lost Since Obama Took Office: 721,000.9.Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office: 528,000.10.The Number Of People That Left The Labor Force In December: 347,000.11.The Debt Per Capita For Americans At The End Of 2013: $54,688.12.Average Student Debt For A College Graduate: $29,40013.The Increase In Debt Per Capita For Americans Since Obama Took Office: $19,661
14.The Decline In Median House Hold Income Since Obama Became President: $3,827.
15.Increase In Family Health Care Premiums Under Obama, Despite His Claim
That ObamaCare Would Reduce Premiums During His 2010 State Of The Union
Address (Subsidies Being Irrelevant): $3,671.
16. The Last Time The Labor Force Participation Rate Was At Its Current level: 1978.
17.Increase In The Average Price Per Gallon Of Gas Since Obama Took Office: 79%.
18.The Percent Of Unemployed That Are 18-34 Year Olds: 46%.
19.Average Number Of Weeks Someone Will Be Unemployed: 37.
20.Poverty Rate In 2012 – An Increase From 13.2 Percent The Year Before
Obama Became President: 15%.
21.The Number Of Times Obama Has Pivoted To The Economy: 14.
22.The Number of New Ideas Expected From Obama’s 2014 State Of The Union Address: 0.
Just drink up.
Why do we need to spend another 140K for an engineering study, shouldn't that existing conditions report be part of the bridge drawings we already purchased.
Three years in the making and they can't even get the web site right. Great start.
Dumbo like smoke and mirrors. Anything to distract the American people from seeing the effects of dumbocare, our economy, unemployment rate only going down 1/2% over his entire term in office so far, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, NSA and I am sure I missed a few others. OK Klaus, explain how all this is Bushs fault. I really need a good laugh today.
If I was on the ground with someone younger and stronger than me smashing my head into the sidewalk, my reaction would be the same as Georges. My aggressor's color would be the last thing on my mind.
One of the suspects should have been deported in 2009 for domestic violence. Great job Obama, stopping deportations is working so well. Only Boston would shut down the entire city to hunt them down.
How about cuting government waste before the working mans deductions.Our government sends 150 million dollars to some third world country to study how to cutdown the interaction between humans and elephants, why. I don't think we have an elephant problem in our country. Maybe thats what happened to the Marco elephant population. Or the millions spent flying Newtown parents on AF1, meals and accomindations for a publicity stunt, or the millions dumbo and mucho spend on lavish vacations and WH parties.
You forgot to deduct the 8 or 9 monthly teacher workshop days without students. Bottom line, you still get 70 more vacation day than me.
1Paradice I had the same question. How do you spend 11 million on 80' of bridge, must be those sexy arches.
The facts don’t lie.What Obama inherited and what he left himself after his first term.1. Inherited a AAA rating, left with a AA rating.2. Inherited 7.8% unemployment rate, left with a 8.3% rate.3. Inherited gas prices of $1.81 per gallon, left with $3.69 per gallon.4. Inherited 8 trillion dollar debt, left with 15+ trillion debt.5. Inherited 2 wars, left with 3 wars.6. Inherited annual budgets, left with no budgets in 4 years.7. Inherited no dead border agents or ambassadors, left with many dead.8. Inherited partial congressional gridlock, left with complete meltdown.
Looks like the hole he left himself is deeper than the hole he inherited. But somehow it will be Bushs fault.
1Paradicelost, What part of ILLEGAL are you to stupid to understand? We already have a path to citizenship, let them use it. For your record, my great grandparents came here the legal way our government set it up. They did not tunel under a fence in the middle of the night and then expect to be allowed to stay.
To all you anti gun supporters. Over history it has been proven it does not work. Nothing good comes out of disarming law abiding citizens. If you want a present day example just look at Chicago. A city with one of the most strict gun control laws in the country, just look at their murder rate. I have said it before "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns". Really do we want the Marco gang to be the only armed ones on the island.
MRZ333, You are so, so very wrong. NO responsible gun owner has ever or will ever think their weapon is a toy. I was taught to shoot by my farther. His lesson number one which I will never forget even today was this weapon is not a toy, this weapon can and will kill someone. Michael is spot on with his assumption that the problem is with the mentally ill, not the weapon. More people are killed by knives, clubs and bats annually than by assault “weapons” by a 4 to 1 ratio. Do you think we should ban all knives, clubs and baseball bats, no. The mental health industry does need to be more proactive in identifying these people.
Another one "Guns don't kill people" Drug cartels armed by our government kill people or "I was against gun control" until after the election.
■ Ordering tougher penalties for people who lie on background checks and requiring federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. ALREADY EXISTS.
■ Ending limits that make it more difficult for the government to research gun violence, such as gathering data on guns that fall into criminal hands. LIKE FAST & FURIOUS PROGRAM
■ Requiring federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. LIKE THE ONES OBUMA SOLD TO THE MEXICAN CARTEL ALREADY EXISTS.
■ Giving schools flexibility to use federal grant money to improve school safety, such as by hiring school resource officers.ALREADY CAN BE INCLUDED IN THEIR BUDGETS.
■ Giving communities grants to institute programs to keep guns away from people who shouldn't have them. WHY, WE ALREADY HAVE PROGRAMS LIKE BACKGROUND CHECKS.
Just feel good bogus laws, what a jerk. Just enforce the existing laws.
Over 30 days for an emergency permit, kind of defeats the word emergency. Hire a qualified contractor now and tell anyone that has to approve it to get there butts there before the heavy equipment does. The government has no problem shutting something down instantly for what they think is an emergency, how about returning the favor here.
Klaus, normally I don’t respond to your dribble but will make this one exception. You must be the most unhappy, narrow minded person I have ever read on any blog anywhere. Other bloggers have stopped responding to you not because of your Wikipedia prowess. They have stopped because of your mindless, un-American, racist, at times illegible and stupid BS positions. In every blog, you never have anything constructive to add, just your mindless typical BS. You want to ban all guns, but not one comment on the psychotic drugs ALL these murderers were on. In Germany a pillow is considered a “passive” weapon, did you secure you pillow before you left your home every day, probably not. The only politician you don’t slander is Obama. I am starting to think you don’t even live on the island, just some illegal alien Acorn rep from Detroit that came here on a free trip for signing up the most literate voters you could find and decide we were just to nice. You are just the right person to inject some venom.
Perhaps your mother never taught you “If you can’t say anything nice keep your mouth shut” my mother did teach me that, this is my other exception.
Typical Washington politic.You can rob Peter to pay Paul. If Paul is happy then Peter is sore and everyone knows you can't do business with a sore Peter.
Monty, the guns in Newtown would never have killed anyone if it were not for her deranged son. Solve his problems and the psycho’s that came before him and unfortunatly will come after him BEFORE you tell me my guns kill people. A question to ponder. How many teachers and students would not have lost their lives if there had been an armed "good guy" in that school?
Thanks August. It always amazes me how every story posted, goes down the same road, by the same few. This is why I only post once on an issue. If they spent this much energy correcting our island problems like water rates, bloated town departments or this out of control building department Marco would be a much nicer place.
Casetermom, I hope you enjoy everyones tax increase, I know Obama will. I hope if you use any S.S. or entitlements you enjoy your reductions, I know Obama will. If you have any connection to our military, I hope you enjoy their deduction, I know Obama will. All because people like you want/ no need the successful people who made this country great to carry the slackers in this country whose need is to NOT work for it. In regards to gun control, criminals and nut jobs don’t care about laws.
It’s not a gun issue as much as a mental health issue. If this guy had driven a bus load of children off a cliff, it would not have been a bus issue, it would have been a mental health issue. This guy used weapons that were not his. Conn gun laws are some of the most strict in the country. This guy was denied a gun purchase a few weeks ago, existing laws work we don’t need more laws. We need a system get people like this out of society in general. If this guy didn’t get have a gun he would have found some other way. I think society needs to rethink leaving psychos like this out walking around just under medication. I think we need to put a separate roof over their heads, lock them away like they use to do. To those that want to disarm society, Australia tried that, they bought back over 500 million dollars worth of weapons, they disarmed the law abiding citizen, what happened, armed assaults went up over 400%. The shooter at the mall in Oregon last week, turned his weapon on himself when he saw a private citizen with his personal weapon angling to take him down. Citizens in Israel and Switzerland are required to be armed, they don’t have these problems, why, because people like these are cowards and they know if they pulled out a weapon, there may be 20 aimed back at them. I don’t think we need to get to that level, just examples of both ends of the issue.If guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.
MrBreeze, my licences are over 40 years old so I notice stories about electrucion. Two children were killed over the summer when they touched a dock from the water, their dad had left a frayed extension (not from a GFCI circuit) cord on the dock. I think it happened on a lake in the mid-west. somewhere.
As an electrician, I will tell you 120volts does kill. As far as an electrical review on a re-decking, it should not be required unless the electrical was modified or not inspected when it was first installed, I would fight them on that one.I have water on my dock, do I need a plumbing review? I would have them show me the town ordances regarding docks, decking, electrical, plumbing and not do anything that is not required by state or local law. Best industry practices are just that, practices not legal requirements.Looks to me like they are looking to pad the budget other ways because permits are down and we would not want to reduce staff. I can tell you what is next, the inspectors will start waiting at the bridge and following contractors onto the island to see were they are working, I use to see that all the time when I was in the trades.
A painters license, great joke. Do they have to memorize a color chart.
The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.They tried to contribute to Romney's campain but were rejected.
Wow, Obama needs to drag out the cheater, disbarred, impeached one. That will be a sales pitch to remember.
Ed, I am questioning the rate structure. I understand the Orlando/Californina reference. My question is why is the water rate for the condo owner across the street less than my rate. We are equal distance from the water plant. It just makes no sence.
What is Fair & Equitable about a condo and a single family home paying different rates for a gallon of water?
Obama is staying in Washington to oversee hurricane Sandy efforts, caused by a Utube video.
At least he knows the difference between a campain stop and a fundraiser. A campain stop can be canceled for a hurricane but 4 dead in Benghazi is not enough to stop a fundraiser in Vegas. Now we knew he knew BEFORE he went to Vegas.
Klaus, spew all the GREAT Obama Bla,Bla,Bla you want. The really GREAT thing about our election process is my vote will cancel out yours. I'm done.
Libya = Obama Lied.Sequestration = Obama Lied.Oil Production = Obama Lied.Fast & Furious = Obama Lied.Deficit = Obama Lied.Unemployment = Obama Lied.Coal Production = Obama Lied.TARP = Obama Lied.Donations from Resko = Obama Lied.Rev Wright = Obama Lied.ObamaCare = Obama LiedI never practiced Islam = Obama LiedI think I see a pattern here:
Obama montraVote early, vote often.
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Paul,You hit the nail on the head, calling out all the miserable people on both sides of an issue. But I am sure you already knew who they were. While I don’t support you on Mackle Park, I will vote for you. Hopefully others will also, to show the counsel how divisive and mean spirited they really are. I applaud you in your attempt to help move our city forward and wish you the very best, unlike some of the commenter’s above.
Klaus,Your right, Moscow politicans aren't as corrupt as your guy.
Now a simple one. Do you really want to vote for a president who NEVER approved a budget while in office, even when his own party controlled all of congress?
At the end of Obama term this is what we have.1. Gas prices more than twice what they were when he took office:2. 23 million people still out of work:3. New jobs not keeping pace with even the retiree leaving the work force: 4. Debt at 6 Trillion was 1.73 Trillion when he took office:5. Economy still slowing:6. TARP not paid back:7. GM in trouble in Europe and Asia: Same management as before the bailout.8. Osama is dead: He took 36 Hrs to approve, I would have taken .3 seconds.9. Gitmo still open: Campaign promise.10. Libya’s ambassador and three others murdered: Quote “Just a bump in the road”11. Now weapons to Syria:12. F&F:13. ObamaCare: Pased in the middle of the night without debate.
Looks like he is one for thirteen, great record, proud of you Obama. He made not voting for him easy.
Didn't I just read somewhere Capri or Naples was replacing their fire boat for half what we plan to spend, what gives? In regards to a new restaurent, please no parking exceptions.
Again, Klaus, please defend your great ones flip flop noted above.
If I had a brother, he would look like this guy.
23_days Loved it
Klaus, here is another reason NOT to vote for Obama, talk about a flip flopper. "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
I have never expected much from him or 1Paradice. I have posted many quotes and lists for them to defend, heard nothing but their Bla Bla Bla drible. We won't hear anything from them after the election, no, they will continue to bash our town officals, at least some of that is justified.
Klaus. I love when you quote other people, perhaps you could explain this one from YOUR great leader"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Klaus, do you really think Obama has changed any of this, think again. The Black and Hispanic voters already know this, sure he will loose their votes also.23 million unemployed.43 straight months of 8+% unemployment.Black unemployment at 24%.Black youth unemployment over 50%.Hispanic unemployment at 11.3%.Romney by a landslide, plan on it.
Loved it.The empty suit was taken to the cleaners.
I love this stuff. I’m sure Biden didn’t admit that the deficit they were left with was caused by a 2 year run of democratic controlled congress. I guess now if you don’t have a budget for 4 years, you don’t need to be concerned about the deficit. I see foreign aid has increased 80% during this administration, another point Klaus or Paradise will ignore or fail to explain. Just keep drinking the Kool-Aid. In regards to ObamaCare. I have family in Canada, there health care IS limited, they will replace the knee of a 25 year old years before a 75 year old, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Cancer after 70, plan on dying, it will be stage 4 before you get treatment. Medications are cheaper, but allocated, they will prescribe but it may not be in stock. Is that really what you want. ObamaCare needs to be stopped.
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