Hehe. No idea what site had this, but its funny as hell.
I love Fail Blog.
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Fact: Voter turnout is much higher with seniors than any other age group
Fact: Dems are very much in danger in the upcoming elections
Fact: Obama offers a $250 bribe to seniors
Republicans who vote against it will be vilified. Republicans who vote for it will be reminded that it was Obama who pushed this.
Now why wouldn’t this be paid out of the existing stimulus funds that are sitting there?
Mark my words. We will see a lot of money handed out as the elections get closer. That’s the real reason Obama is sitting on most of the stimulus money. Its bribe money.
Sure in the grand scheme of things, it’s chump change but at some point we have to draw a line right? Nope.
For the first time in more than three decades, people who rely on Social Security and federal pensions will not get an increase in their monthly benefit checks because consumer prices have stagnated lately in the weak economy, the government announced Thursday.
The twin statements, by the Labor Department and the Social Security Administration, came less than a day after President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress tried to salve the impact on older and disabled Americans by saying the government should provide $250 payments to 57 million people who depend on Social Security, pensions, or disabled veterans benefits.
The president endorsed a second round of emergency payments, following a $250 payment to older and disabled Americans that was included in the economic stimulus package Congress enacted in February. The proposal, which the White House says would cost $13 billion, comes as the administration gropes for ways to sustain an apparent economic rebound without a massive spending package that critics could label a second stimulus act.
…A $250 payment would be roughly equivalent to a 2 percent increase for the coming year for the average senior citizen receiving Social Security benefits. Legislative sources said the likely cost was $14 billion, $1 billion higher than the White House estimate.
UPDATE: It looks like Hot Air agreed with me about this being a bribe.
Barack Obama has a big problem with seniors after pushing his version of a health-care system overhaul all summer long, one that proposes massive cuts in Medicare funding to pay for new entitlements and subsidies. How can he best resolve that conundrum and get seniors on his side? Apparently, his answer is to toss $250 each to seniors as a means of cushioning the loss of the cost-of-living increase from Social Security, the first such COLA denial in 25 years
Gateway Pundit: 1,000,000 Iraqis Died As a Result of Clinton’s Policies… 85,000 Died During "Bush’s War"
When did the Left ever consider the ramifications of their actions? The ultimate goal of war is not to take life, but to preserve life.
6 million Jews were killed by Hitler. World War II was not fought to kill more. It was fought to keep our freedoms and to save lives.
In 1996 Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admitted that Bill Clinton’s policy that resulted in 500,000 dead Iraqi children was worth it.
In a much forgotten exchange between Lesley Stahl and Madeleine Albright on "60 Minutes" back on May 12, 1996:
Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.
The United Nations estimated that a total of 1 million Iraqi civilians died as result of the sanctions on Iraq.
This tragedy never seemed to bother the Left for some reason.
Yesterday, the Iraqi government reported that 85,000 Iraqis were killed during the Iraq war.
Bush may have saved 750,000 Iraqis.
For some reason this was ignored by the state-run media.
YAY! Gateway Pundit: Report: Zelaya Will Be Exiled to Spain?– Charged With Crimes If He Returns to Honduras
Great news. The reports that Zelaya was going to be put back in power are not accurate!
Here’s the latest on the Zelaya-Micheletti Honduras standoff–
An agreement was reached last night but was not made public. Today the government will release the news as representatives from both sides continue to work on the details.
The initial reports that Manuel Zelaya would be reinstated as president were not accurate.
The latest speculation comes from my sources inside the Micheletti government.
President Micheletti will step down and may be moved to a position connected to the Honduran Supreme Court.
Former President Manuel Zelaya will be exiled to Spain. If he comes back to Honduras he will be charged for his many crimes discovered by the current government after Zelaya was ousted for circumventing the Honduran Constitution.
Another official will step in as president until elections in November.
It’s a sad day for Honduras and the US. Honduras gets a dictator wanna-be with the help of our dictator wanna-be.
I can’t express how sad it is to see democracy die in Honduras because Marxists like Obama pushed them from it.
This is great news for his Marxist supporters Raul Castro, Evo Morales, Daniel Ortega and Hugo Chavez and President Barack Obama.
Honduras’ President Manuel Zelaya poses with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro (L) and Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez (R) during the Central American integration meeting in Managua June 29, 2009. (REUTERS/Miraflores Palace)
Chavez-lackey Manuel Zelaya will be returned to power in Honduras.
The AFP reported:
Honduran negotiators reached agreement on Wednesday on a plan to restore President Manuel Zelaya to office and end a political crisis triggered by his ouster in a June coup.
"We have agreed in a document on point number six, which relates to the restitution of the powers of state to where they were before June 28, 2009," Victor Meza, Zelaya’s representative, told a news conference.
Restoring the state to the situation before the coup would imply Zelaya’s return to office, something that had been opposed by Robert Micheletti, the head of the coup-backed interim government.
Micheletti and Zelaya must now ratify the agreement reached by their representatives in talks Tegucigalpa.
Hat Tip Ken S.
** Just this morning the UN’s Department of Political Affairs concluded that the removal of Zelaya from office was legal and justified.