Goldberg delivers keynote at Freedom Conference in Steamboat

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Schedule

Saturday

All events at The Steamboat Grand

8 to 9 a.m. “Fresh from the Debt Ceiling Debate” breakfast with freshmen Congressmen Todd Rokita, of Indiana, and Joe Walsh, of Illinois.

9:10 to 10:30 a.m. “Fixing Medicare and Strengthening America: A Health Care Reform Toolkit” with Robert M. Goldberg, Ph.D., vice president and director of programs of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest; Galen Institute Founder and President Grace-Marie Turner; and www.Docs4PatientCare.com Founder Hal Scherz, M.D.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Energy and Free Markets: How Free Markets in Energy are Vital to Our Standard of Living” with Bob Beauprez, former congressman and editor in chief of blog A Line of Sight; Mercator Energy Founder and CEO John Harpole; and former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer, the director of policy and public sector strategy for Environmental Systems Research Institute.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steve Russell, author of “We Got him — The Hunt for Saddam Hussein,” and chairman/founder of Vets4Victory.com.

12:30 to 2 p.m. Closing luncheon with Steve Moore, senior economics writer for The Wall Street Journal.

5:30 p.m. Margarita party and barbecue fundraiser for Rocky Mountain USO, featuring special guests Peter Brookes, senior fellow for national security affairs at The Heritage Foundation, and Lt. Col. Joe Aldaz, director of Rocky Mountain USO.

Online: www.steamboatinstitute.org

— The Steamboat Institute co-founder Rick Akin called the first day of this year’s Freedom Conference, capped by keynote speaker Jonah Goldberg, a home run.

Goldberg, editor at large and a weekly columnist for the conservative website National Review Online, gave the address during dinner Friday night at Thunderhead Lodge atop Steamboat Ski Area to a room of 200 attending the third annual conference.

Fighting a bout of altitude sickness after the drive to Steamboat Springs from Washington, D.C., Goldberg described the current political climate and how things have changed since the 2008 election.

Goldberg described President Barack Obama as a “terrifying political force” during his campaign. He said that Obama represented the promise of a new progressive era in “the mother of all change elections” but that he didn’t deliver on all his promises.

Obama had several missteps, he said, but Goldberg focused on three.

“The stimulus, the stimulus and the stimulus,” he said. “I think in many ways his entire presidency was undone by that stimulus, not Obamacare. Obamacare was sort of the icing on the cake. It is what confirmed to America what this administration was really about.”

Goldberg said the Obama stimulus didn’t stimulate the economy but paid back democratic constituencies, bailed out state governments and tried to create green jobs, which destroyed other jobs.

He said throwing money at the economy didn’t help it rebound as Democrats intended. Goldberg acknowledged the stimulus during George Bush’s presidency but said Obama has spent more.

“Almost no one thought he was going to do as badly as he has done or would come off as badly as he has in these last three years,” he said. “That’s what’s been so shocking. Right now he is. Things could change; there’s a year left. It’s politics and a bunch of other stuff. But as it is now, he is on a blistering pace to be a failure.”

Goldberg said the opposition to Obama and spending gave birth to the tea party, which no one expected.

The Freedom Conference resumes at 8 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are available for $95.

Steamboat resident Carol O’Hare, who has attended the conference before, said she thought it exposed those who aren’t “political junkies” to different perspectives.

“I think that’s what is so important about our country today,” she said. “Where else could you do this around the world? There aren’t that many places where you can have this freedom of expression.”

To reach Jack Weinstein, call 970-871-4203 or email jweinstein@SteamboatToday.com

Comments

freerider 2 years, 8 months ago

This guy is full of meadow muffins

Geez Akin , where do you come up with these bafoons

Hey I 'm not a big fan of Obama either but George W, did way more harm to this country than Obama

Bush ran up the deficit over 5 trillion on 2 illegal wars by telling us lies of WMD'S

Obama has run it up about 2 trillion ...tell Goldberg to go back to school and learn how to use a calculator this time

I rest my case here counselor ,,,a black guy was hired to clean up the white guys mess and now this idiot hate mongering right winger is blaming the black guy for making the mess

Goldberg has zero idea's about how to fix anything other than point fingers at the wrong guy

Typical that he defends Bush by blaming Obama , Hey JONAH that doesn't excuse Bush from being a war criminal and a liar and you for defending his behavior...that just makes you look like a moron

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mark bond 2 years, 8 months ago

Hey Freerider, "Goldberg has zero idea's about how to fix anything other than point fingers at the wrong guy"

Isn't that exactly what you just did!? Bush has been gone for 3 years and you are still pointing your finger at him?

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beentheredonethat 2 years, 8 months ago

Mark, bushs bone headed policies, to this day and long into the future will continue to cripple this country. Do you not understand this? All obama has been doing is cleaning up bushs mess, best as the republicans will allow him.

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freerider 2 years, 8 months ago

mwb007

Bush destroyed our economy and blaming Obama does not excuse Bush

DO YOU NEED A FREKIN IQ TEST !!!

What part of this equation don't you get - It's a big mess that Obama didn't create

And yes I'm BLAMING BUSH - I never said I have the solution to the problem like these right wing hate mongers think the solution is to blame the sitting President for the last guys mistakes

Lets see now maybe this will clear it up for you

It reminds me of the sub-contractors in Routt County ...we'll let the next guy fix it

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ybul 2 years, 8 months ago

Bush did not destroy the economy, there are far more reasons for the economy to be in the toilet than bush. The Federal Reserve should be first on the list. Unfortunately the country is so polarized we most likely will never fix the structural problems within the economy and government to right the ship.

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ybul 2 years, 8 months ago

BTW - Obama has put our forces into combat in Libya without congressional approval.

The whole approach of congress for all I can remember of the past is hand out favors and let someone in the future fix it.

90-99% of issues we can all agree upon and most solutions can be found by working within the original framework of the constitution to protect private property rights and eliminating the federal reserve. Private property rights work towards better health of our country by trying to treat the root cause of our problems not the symptoms.

Diesel emissions in cities are causing asthma problems and yet no impact fee for hurting another is imposed upon them to internalize this cost of production.

As opposed to ranting about why these people are stupid and blaming Obama for our problems maybe you should listen to some of their message. In addition the rhetoric that the current president is the root of all our woes is silly.

The debt created by our ongoing wars to heal the economy, protect oil interests, etc. might be part of the problem. That facilitated the Japanese then others to fix their currency to ours and destroyed our mfg base.

There are so many reasons for the woes we have and most agree upon all issues facing us. Other problems are tax breaks for retirement savings that must be invested in the stock market or bonds (for most people) thus creating a near free money source for the big guns to wipe out small business'.

Reductionist thinking has gotten us here - Neither Bush nor Obama got us here.

Even though Ron Paul is portrayed as a loon, maybe you should read up on his ideas on the environment, economy, etc.. He is one of the few that actually present ideas that would probably help us out. The others seem to just rant and try to whip up hot button issues to divide the country.

We need to unite and realize what the constitution stands for and stand up for it.

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sledneck 2 years, 8 months ago

When I read Freerider's comments my first thought was about the Libyan war too, Ybul. How could anyone see the war in Iraq or Afghanistan (which I think Obama supported as senator) as "illegal" but not recognize the Libyan war or the covert ops in Yemen as "illegal" too? How could anyone believe Bush "drove the car into the ditch" alone and did not have the help of Jackwagons like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, who pushed Fannie and Freddie to make dangerous loans causing a sub-prime meltdown? How could anyone not remember the years of congressional control by DEMOCRATS while Bush was president? How could anyone say Obama has not had a chance to "clean up the mess" when he spent 2 years with both Houses of Congress under his party's control?

The answer is very simple: There are many people (on the left and right) who quack the talking points and never bother to educate themselves. They are, quite franlky, afraid or even angry about what they know, deep down in their heart, they will find. They can't find the real truth for the same reason that a bank-robber can't find a cop! They don't want to know that Barney Frank destroyed Fannie and Freddie because it does not fit their world-view. They don't want to know that, before Obama, Bush was the spendingist SOB ever to sit in the White House because they want to go on believing that only leftists are bankrupting America.

They refuse to recognize that corporations never really pay taxes because, to them, taxing corporations sounds like such an easy way out of the mess THEY helped create. They give lipservice to freedom but can not picture a person being "free" to smoke whatever they want or build a Walgreens or Mosque on their own damn property. They see America through patriotic lenses that are so thick it actually blinds them to the utter destruction 40 years of endless wars (under democrats and republicans ALIKE) has wrought on us all. They think gitmo and torture are a "holocaust" under Bush, the "war criminal" but forget about Gitmo still being open and the "war criminal" named Obama, who ordered assasinations on foreign soils. On an on it goes. THEIR emporer ALWAYS has clothes. Frankly it's enough to make one sick.

I pitty these fools in their ignorance but, far more, I pitty the nation who must endure their impulsive, illeterate, child-like November decisions.

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mark bond 2 years, 8 months ago

Obama is the one who rode into town on the promise of "change" and better days. The only thing that has changed is the national economy, debt and unemployment are worse than ever. Of course he is the one to point fingers at today. This is true regardless of how you feel about Bush or any other previous administration. Duh.

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JusWondering 2 years, 8 months ago

Obama and Bush Jr. are both idiots. So what commonality to both of the baffoons Bush Jr. and Obama? They're baby boomers! It is time to get them out of power positions. I would much rather have Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul of the older generation than Obama, Bachmann, Perry, or any other boomer in control of what was once the most envied nation in the world!

Everything the boomers touch they destroy; they are like a swarm of locusts that consume all vegetation to dirt. It is most self-centered generation in our history that is now reaching the latter stage of psychological development trying to leave their mark. Instead of trying to "fix" things that are broke just merrily move your way into the grave please!

Our grandchildren will look back on this moment in history not as the egotistical boomers will hope as the "greatest time of change in our nation" to be envied but as a dark time to be thankful that they missed out on.

Boomer and Xer kids are going to have the roughest go of it in many generations... not because their parents accomplished so much and they have a lot to live up to but because in one generation the boomers have single-handedly destroyed everything that 7 or 8 generations before them worked so hard to create!

Think about it... boomer kids are graduating from college with post-graduate degrees and over $100k in debt (because mom and dad couldn't be bothered to sacrifice and help them out; if mom and dad were even both around) as one of the most educated generations in history to one of the worst job environments in generations. They have to work at McDonalds because their idiot parents were such consumers buying vacation homes in the 'Boat that they couldn't afford they have not bothered to save enough to ever expect to retire meaning they are still in a job that they should have retired from already. Typical of the generation instead of paying a debt that they incurred (as is the most ethical thing to do) they walk away from vacation home when their equity vanishes almost overnight. Oh yeah, they blame the fact that they have not put enough $$ aside on the performance of the stock market. It's simple math, if you only put $1 away you are never going to have enough to retire. I can remember hearing of prior generations putting away 50% of their income into savings.

These are the people "we" have elected.

The only good by-product; my hypothesis (conceptually backed up by many actuary friends) is that boomer life expectancy tables will actually go down from prior generations and they will be working into their mid- 70's until they are no longer healthy enough to work making Social Security last just a little longer... maybe some of the oldest Xers will see a benefit for a few years.

Mark my words. The worst is yet to come... regardless of which boomer you elect.

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seeuski 2 years, 8 months ago

Bush is not President, Obama is. Time to find a new POTUS to lead us back to common sense and restore this Country to what it was meant to be, Socialism has failed.

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sledneck 2 years, 8 months ago

I'm afraid JusWondering is right; the worst IS yet to come.

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rhys jones 2 years, 8 months ago

Nobody is going to fix anything as long as the Fed controls the money supply. They have both thumbs in that pie. The endless wars just pad their personal accounts. They have both the executive and legislative branches cowed; play along, or else. Every economic indicator still points to an upcoming depression. This nation will not survive, in its current form. The Fed and the unions are destroying us before our very eyes. It's not the Reps or Dems who are to blame, but some very powerful and rich men which nobody elected. Who couldn't care less about you or me.

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rhys jones 2 years, 8 months ago

The last time we had a Great Depression, it took a big war to pull us out of it. So who are we gonna pick on this time?

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housepoor 2 years, 8 months ago

The last time we had a Great Depression, it took a big war to pull us out of it. So who are we gonna pick on this time? That is what Bush was hoping for with Iraq.

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JusWondering 2 years, 8 months ago

As the 82 million baby boomers have aged, their participation in the work force and their earnings have increased, driving the US consumer market. It has been estimated that this group accounts for 56 to 58 percent of the purchases in most consumer product and service categories. It is also estimated that this generation has an average retirement savings of less than $85,000 saved for their retirement years (a whopping 60% have less than $100,000 saved) an amount less than 1/4 of what is estimated to be needed to fund this time period. What's even worse is that almost 50% have not even started planning but think "everything is going to be ok". And for boomers that have saved a recent study suggests that over 30% of those in their 60's have 80% of their savings in equities... clearly too much risk to take on if you want to preserve your balances.

Ok, so you'll work forever right or at a minimum delay it right (40%+ think they will)? Less than a quarter (23 percent) of workers plan to retire before age 65, but the majority (68 percent) of current retirees ended up retiring before reaching age 65. A quarter of current workers are planning to retire at age 70 or later, but only 7 percent of current retirees ended up working until age 70.

But that is ok, I will still live until 85 right? There is only study that I have seen conducted by the University of Michigan that looks at the impact of retirement on health. The overall result was that retirement actually improves the health of the individual and a cohort of the same age retiring later dies earlier.

How does this translate to Lincoln Ave.? So, what would happen to you, small business owner when receipts go from $100 to $56.50? Even worse, what happens if this consumer generation (brought up on the ultimate of consumerism) just doesn't stop buying? In a survey released last year boomers represent nearly 1/2 of all bankruptcy filings (42%); the older boomer rate has increased a dramatic 170%+ from 2002 to 2010. There goes the vacation home i the 'Boat.

After that goes all of the things the sales tax and property tax fund... not to mention the ability to service the debt (bonds) that have been floated by the city and the county.

I reiterate that we need leaders capable of dealing with these problems on a very macro level! It is not as simple as the Fed controlling money supply or this social agenda or that social agenda. Rip the band aid off man... expose the puss that has become what we now are!

I am not seeing this kind of leader.

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kathy foos 2 years, 8 months ago

Justwondering....you could be the next Hitler with your bigot atitude about babyboomers.Lets hope you dont ever get any power.

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JusWondering 2 years, 8 months ago

Kathy. Hitler? Bigot? You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. I am extremely concerned about OUR future and the lack of preparedness ant that is what you have to come back with... seriously? This is exactly the problem out there. When substance is brought up name calling is brought out. For one, I will be financially aware and prepared but have enough compassion that I would prefer others be in the same boat. I could easily be an isolationist buying gold and supplies; instead I bring out obvious points that for some reason are still going largely unnoticed.

I am a crusader that doesn't want anyone caught unaware. I don't care what generation it is... it is symptomatic of larger issues that need to be dealt with and soon. Who I really have compassion for is the Gen y-ers who are really hosed.

I also have a theory that when this dramatic post-consumer slow-down starts it is China and not the US that is in trouble... big business in its drive to outsource manufacturing of consumer goods may have actually done us all a favor. But that is a theory that I cannot yet substantiate.

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JusWondering 2 years, 8 months ago

The boomer generation has often been compared to "the pig in the python" (not my words... use any visual analogy you wish) as the economy digests them... the coming years would be no different. Unfortunately our society has convinced the boomer generation that it is immortal and that it will set the rules for everything it touches. Unfortunately, life expectancies are what they are and stress from work is a contributing factor to younger death. 15 years of market gains have been destroyed by two "once in a lifetime" events leaving the boomer generation as the most financially unprepared for the final and most vulnerable 20 years of life... no bigotry in that statement at all. It is simple mathematics, genetics and the human condition.

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JusWondering 2 years, 8 months ago

All while we have leaders arguing about how quickly we should drive us all into financial ruin.

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ybul 2 years, 8 months ago

I would agree with your theory. We need to make investments in this country to regrow the manufacturing sector (mainly of food). As the food system in the 50's was localized and employed far more people. Yes the jobs are not ultra high paying ones, but you can make a decent living - without the consumptive expectations we seem to have in this country. Maybe less consumption is really a richer more rewarding life.

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seeuski 2 years, 7 months ago

So now the baby boomers are to blame? ObamaZombies just can't run out of people to blame other then the actual causes. Sad. Boomers worked hard all their lives, contributed to the Country through taxes and rarely were the recipients of entitlements until they reached the age where they begin to receive that which they contributed to all their lives. The Politicians raided the entitlement funds starting decades ago and now we have illegals by the millions receiving social benefits and not to mention the spread the wealth programs that are growing exponentially and we now get the Boomers on the hook for blame for which they have no responsibility. What next lefty's? Obama talking points for the election I presume.

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housepoor 2 years, 7 months ago

I say cut a check to every boomer for all they put into medi-care and tell them to go find their own health insurance.

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/12/114000_that_2011_retirees_paid.html

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JusWondering 2 years, 7 months ago

See... we agree on a few things. To presume that I am a "lefty" is more than just a little bit of a gross exaggeration. I am absolutely a proponent of individual responsibility but unfortunately with that individual responsibility comes group consequences (I pay higher taxes so people can suck the life out of the system).

What we agree on: 1. Politicians (most of them) raided the entitlement funds that you and I have paid into for the SUPPLEMENTAL retirement program of Social Security (Social Security was never designed to be your only retirement icome). 2. Boomers have worked hard all of their lives. There is no doubt about that... many times at the expense of other things; like relationships. 3. Illegals receive social benefits... and they shouldn't. However, my personal code of ethics and what I was raised to believe is that morally I am responsible to help those that are not as well off as myself; it just is not government's role to do it.

We disagree that boomers are not responsible... the last three administrations have been boomers (meaning boomers have been in control for nearly 20 years)! Boomers have not thought ahead and prepared themselves for the coming years (they're invincible after all). Boomers have been building our consumer society by their behavior for the last fifty years. Think about it; one of Bush's stimuli was to get us to go out and spend more to prop up the economy... how responsible is that? It is not individual boomers that are to blame at all it is an environment fueled by the pig in the python.

If anyone wants to take anything away from any of my ranting posts that keep me up at night the main point of boomers and the responsibility is that we cannot use the solutions of the past (Reaganomics or Clinton) to solve our problems today.

Taxing the rich to poverty doesn't solve our problem; though an argument can be made for tax reform... think about it you and employ over 100,000 people just to figure out how to collect and explain the Code.

Unfortunately also dismantling every social program can't happen overnight either; though it is not an appropriate role for government to fill this role for most. Clearly we know we can't afford to expand them.

Nor is cutting Social Security or Medicare the answer. THESE PEOPLE PAID FOR THIS BENEFIT! If any corporation even suggested such a thought we would be furious. We are paying for an annuity and now that it comes time to pay out we say no?

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seeuski 2 years, 7 months ago

@justwondering

Question, did you vote for Obama?

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seeuski 2 years, 7 months ago

@housepoor

Absolutely, I'll take my Obamacare waiver too while your at it because Obama promised that we could keep our existing policy and our Doctor too if we wish, the fibber.

Problem with your offer is the Big Government spenders used all the money years ago and it would only increase the already exploding debt ceiling if it was done as you suggest.

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JusWondering 2 years, 7 months ago

@Seeuski. No I did not vote for Obama, nor will I in 2012! He was not, is not and will never be a good leader.... perhaps a good campaigner and cheerleader but not a leader of substance. How could an unknown senator from one of the most politically corrupt States be elected as President of the United States!?

I looked at the last election as "lesser of evils". I was not keen on the Palin-McCain team either. I keep waiting for a truly great candidate and go unanswered. For the life of me I don't understand why people are so enthralled with Romney, Bachmann or Ron Paul. I like Perry's bio but admitedly don't know enough about him to truthfully weigh in. The biggest thing he has going against him is he is from Texas and too closely associated with Bush leading the left to scream "Not another Bush!".

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seeuski 2 years, 7 months ago

Well cool JusWondering, I have to correct one thing though, the last GOP ticket read McCain/Palin, and had it been the other way around we maybe would not be chatting about who we need to fix things now. I know you won't agree but I have to go on Palins record of success in both of her executive positions and the achievements she made. I am not ready for another pig in a poke. And of the three you mentioned above, one would never get my vote, ever, Paul.

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JustSomeJoe 2 years, 7 months ago

Wow Ski, breaking your promise of never posting here again and with some doozies. Palin's record of success in both her executive positions? You mean Mayor of Wasilla and then half a term of Governor, you know, the position she QUIT. Since when does quitting meet a measure of success? Was it her major accomplishment of a windfall profit tax on Oil Companies that was a success? Success equals robbing a private company of their profits and then quitting? Wipe the starbursts from your eyes.

I for one would love a Palin GOP nomination for president.

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ybul 2 years, 7 months ago

So seeuski - what has Paul done that deserves such animosity? Is it the people that rallied for him in the last election? That was about as diverse a crowd as I can think of libertarians, republicans, democrats, people from all income levels. I suppose it could be that his voting record does not toe the line with his talk - have to show me a vote on that though.

I suppose it is because he would bring back the troops from all 150 foreign bases, which go to support the banking/corporate world aristocracy.

I guess that is the only point one could have against the guy, as he seems to offer up solutions that would work. The only real solution to our financial mess is withdrawing - over time as he has said - our military from the rest of the world so we can pay for our unfunded mandates.

I suppose that is why he gets the snub and the only time the news speaks of him is when they are saying how they should not get any sound bites from him. I saw the news reporters on the daily show doing so. He does not stand up for the international corporate empire that has been created.

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canyonwind 2 years, 7 months ago

I can't believe the DEMS still blame Bush for the mess we are in. True Bush got the ball rolling by spending far more than he was taking in. You can't spend 3 Trillion while only bringing in 2.2 Trillion a year. Obama is spending around 4.4 Trillion a year while only bringing in 2.35 Trillion a year and he did raise taxes on alot of stuff except the so called Bush tax cuts. Obama is keeping the wars going at full steam, GitMo is still open for torture, Obama renewed the hated Patriot act and even made it tougher and Obama is even keeping the 9-11 hoax alive and well with that fake Osama bin Ladin capture and kill and hey don't forget our unemployment rate was at 7% when Bush went back to Austin, it is almost 10% today. So you Republicans should love Obama just as you Democrates should love Bush, because these two boys are no different. By the way DEMS what ever happened to all the war protesters??? and Republicans, Perry( Al Gores old campaign boss for Texas), Romney, Bachman, or Palin will just be more of the same, they will just spend more money and blame the last guy. Ron Paul is our only hope and if he loses the primary Perry or Bachman will just be 4 more years of Obama. However if a Bachman- Palin ticket gets in the White House it will be like the show A Simple Life with Paris Hilton and her sister. At least we will be able to laugh while our nation go's down the $#!ter. :<0

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 7 months ago

Deficit spending is "irresponsible and unpatriotic": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kuTG1...

Of course, now that 44 has replicated 43's malfeasance by an order of magnitude, and in only a fraction of the time, it's all good.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. Only worse.

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seeuski 2 years, 7 months ago

One thing I have learned is that there is no arguing with Paulbots and that people who hate Palin are too jaded to understand why she had to step down from her Governorship. I guess I can't help myself but to do the exercise in futility again here as I have done it with these same types in multiplicity elsewhere. ybul, I think I'll take Paul at his own words rather than listening to the softened version of his views as propagandized by his dazed followers. Iran should be allowed to build nuclear weapons? USA created Al Qaida and Israel created Hamas? Let the Jews take care of themselves? The Muslims have a right to build their Mosque on Ground Zero? The Palestinians have a right not to be occupied by the Jews? Obama is bad enough, Paul is no better. And he uses the legalization of drugs to attract his fans. One question: Why does Ron Paul have so many fans who are anti Israel? Ron Paul voted against a House Res in support of Israel. I am sorry ybul, but there are real Candidates out there who aren't freaks. Sarah Palin, for those too stuck in the mud to think, had two choices in fending off the continuing attack of bogus ethics complaints from the ObamaZombies. 1. She could file for bankruptcy and just let the complaints go unanswered, as in most court cases if you don't show up and bring a defense then the court finds in favor of the accuser, and lose by default,. or 2. She could do what she did and hand over the reigns to someone else and hence the complaints are no longer filed.

The Constitution of Alaska was written to protect the rights of each Citizen and unlike the US Constitution the Government veil does NOT protect the Governor from lawsuits, she had to personally pay for and mount a defense in each suit. Neither she nor the Alaskan people could afford to play the left wing game of destruction. As POTUS she will not be subjected to the crazy left wing tactics. The Big Oil Companies are doing business in Alaska and the Citizens of Alaska are reaping the rewards of what their Constitution calls for and guarantees them, shared profits from the natural resources that are the lifeblood of the state. Like it or not, spin it as you will, repeat the talking points from the Progressive sites all day long, it doesn't change the fact that before McCain announced Palin as his pick Sarah Palin had an 88% approval rating well into her second year as Governor, long after most lose their ratings or the honeymoon period ends. She changed things for the better in Wassilla and created a booming local economy and then did things in less than 2 years as Governor that no one had done in decades. Wish away the truth all you want, she is a winner.

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ybul 2 years, 7 months ago

Heck if we are going to take care of Isreal, what about Darfur, Syria, etc.. That is what is bankrupting the country. It has also helped to create animosity towards the US our economic intervention worldwide.

Palin doing things is Alaska was helped right along by the rising energy tide. Correlation does not mean Causation. To think that ANY politician has that much ability to make an economy boom is dumb.

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