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Will you be better off with Mitt?

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From page A8 | September 10, 2012 |

As discussed in last Thursday’s Daily Republic editorial, and Bud Stevenson’s column Friday, the question on many Republican lips these days is: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” The answer Republicans seek is, of course, no, with the implication being that their candidates will, by some magical method as yet unknown, make things better for us.

But will they?

Despite continually advancing employment numbers, a doubling of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, corporate profits and cash at all-time highs, and a housing market that has stopped its free-fall, many people are not as well off as they were when the Great Recession first hit.

Four years ago, many Americans had not yet lost their jobs, homes, savings, dignity and optimism. The Bush administration hemorrhaged American jobs throughout 2008, finally with 500,000 to 750,000 Americans losing their jobs every single month. This trend continued well into Barack Obama’s 2009.

After climbing out of that hole, President Obama has presided over positive job growth numbers continuously since October 2010, averaging well over 100,000 nongovernment jobs per month. Not great, but a heck of a lot better than a monthly loss of 750,000 American jobs. We have gone from a Gross Domestic Product of negative 9 percent under Bush to a positive number every quarter since mid-2009 under Obama.

Here in Fairfield we’ve seen the stabilization of our housing prices combined with unemployment numbers falling 2 1/2 percent since 2010. As America slowly builds back its consumer base, the trillions of dollars currently gathering dust in corporate accounts should emerge to expand capacity, creating more new jobs and pushing this growth cycle forward.

Bill Clinton’s speech last Wednesday put November’s election into very straightforward terms: “In Tampa, the Republican argument against the president’s re-election was actually pretty simple — pretty snappy. It went something like this: We left him a total mess. He hasn’t cleaned it up fast enough. So fire him and put us back in.”

Not mentioned was the fact that ever since Obama was elected president, the Republicans’ overarching primary goal has been to make him a one-term president. As informed Daily Republic readers have witnessed over the last 3 1/2 years, this Republican mission has been more important than job creation, controlling the national debt or helping the American economy.

While Romney’s economic plan remains as elusive as his tax records, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s budget plan calls for more safety net cuts for those in need, more tax cuts for the rich and more deregulation for Wall Street and the bankers; more of the same Republican claptrap that got us into this mess in the first place.

Besides simply recalling what George W. Bush did to our country, we can look into the future of a Romney-run America with the April 2012 Forbes analysis: “British economic austerity bombs as England double dips into recession.”

From that article: “Today, the report card is in and the results are clear — the GOP has been backing the wrong horse . . . again. . . . England has doubled-dipped itself into another recession. The question that remains is whether our nation’s conservatives will get the message or continue to fervently pursue the austerity agenda that, while playing nicely to their base, would threaten to send this country spiraling into yet another recession as it has done in the United Kingdom.”

Large portions of the American voting population have been bamboozled into thinking that the Republican ideals of tax cuts for the rich and severe austerity for everyone else is the magical elixir to cure our nation’s sick economy. Clearly, it is not.

Mike Kirchubel grew up in Fairfield and is the author of “Vile Acts of Evil — Banking in America.” He can be reached at mikirch@comcast.net.

Mike Kirchubel

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  • pornackSeptember 10, 2012 - 8:41 am

    Facts are a wonderful thing. Great column. Let's not elect another Rove controlled president.

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  • SavetheRepublicSeptember 10, 2012 - 9:08 am

    @ Marci...Mike Kirchubel is brilliant! But I did accidentally (on purpose) step on his foot the last, and only time I hugged him (his punishment for being too liberal). At the last Solano County Tax payers meeting I hugged Mr. Earl Heal and Mr. G. Guynn, seriously I am the person everybody "loves!" to hate. Earl has alot of problems/disagreements with me too. I hugged FDC at the last Fairfield Tea Party again too. No CD I will not attend any after election party, I am a loner, I drink alone ect... remember that. CD what color Vett do you have?

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  • SavetheRepublicSeptember 10, 2012 - 9:28 am

    LISTEN TO THIS WAKE UP....THIS IS IMPORTANT...www.infowars.com...PLEASE...On the Monday, September 10, edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talks about the case of a commercial fisherman who was investigated by the cops for buying a few boxes of ammunition. He also talks about economy and how we are not being told the truth about the real economic condition of the United States as the globalists move forward with their takedown agenda. On today's show, Alex talks with New York Times bestselling author Tom Woods, a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He is the author of eleven books, most recently Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse and Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.www.infowars.com

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 11:43 pm

    And yet after posting this.. STR Wack a doo still calls Kirchubel brilliant??..Your Guam to have some splainin to do Luci..but please wait till you get to Guam and then spare us and don't.

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  • Mike kirchubelSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Thanks.

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  • U R WelcomeSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:13 am

    And Smart is still Sexy!

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 11:56 pm

    Glad you agree...You're welcome

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  • DJKSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:22 am

    good column. The resident conservatives will probably read the first sentence then comment about the evil that is Obama without disputing any facts you present. That's the Republican playbook...just ignore and do not respond to facts, just keep presenting your own talking points as it will continue to sink in to their base. They don't care about truth, they care about taking control so they can instill their agenda.

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  • G-ManSeptember 11, 2012 - 12:02 am

    DJK..didn't know you were out of Re-hab..Even the title of this piece is silly...How in the world can we know if we'd be better off with a Romney president?..Doesn't a president have to have a record so we can determine that?

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 11:17 pm

    Oh C'mon...LET'S.!!...much better than a Bill Ayers,Muslim Brotherhood,Black Panther,elitist Hollywood,lame Street media controlled president....Porksack how many times were you dropped in the Mosh Pit?

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  • Former FF residentSeptember 10, 2012 - 11:58 am

    Somebody needs to do an intervention with this guy and the punch bowl of Kool-Aid! And the paper needs to change its name!

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  • CD BrooksSeptember 10, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    FFR, easy to whine behind the alias. As Jim Rome says "have a take and don't suck." You’ve already failed in that regard.

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  • G-ManSeptember 11, 2012 - 12:08 am

    I know you weren't referring to me but just in case G-Man is Gary Katocs..I use the alias because I have to sign in every post...so it's a time saver..I was thinking of G-Spot or G-Whiz but since we're all friends here just call me G...a lot of my peeps in Pittsburgh do

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  • AnonymousSeptember 11, 2012 - 6:38 pm

    As in G-rand Architect of the Universe?

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  • AnonymousSeptember 11, 2012 - 6:56 pm

    There are Cabalistic grades within Freemasonry. Sexual slaves were used by the higher and more occult Masonic rites in the 19th century. These sexual slaves were subjected to trances and demonic possessions. They were subjected to all types of perverse magical rituals. The Cabala teaches intercourse with demons. Theurgy is the skill or ability to invoke demons variously called angels of light, genii, spirits of various kinds, such as elemental spirits. Demons come with a price and that price is blood. Satanism and Luciferianism and other similar cults are blood cults that require blood to be sacrificed to pull in certain demons. For instance, blood may be taken from both the tongue and the genital area and mixed in a certain ceremony to invoke a particular demon. Demons are not bought with gold or silver, they are bought with blood. Some spirits are invoked by placing alcoholic enemas into the child. These children get totally intoxicated with alcohol, some to the point that they even die from the ceremony. This is all done to bring in particular demons. The Spirit Choronzon and Typhon are critical spirits to place into a person for the Mind-Control to work. The Illuminati do not believe the Mind-control will work without the assistance of these spirits. Typhon and Choronzon do the tunneling and the MPD work. An example of an important ritual to demonize the victim is the baptism of the child victim to Satan. Satan may be called Set in the ritual

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  • A Blue Robins EggSeptember 11, 2012 - 7:33 pm

    The covenants, and vows and threats all work together to keep people in line. Alters within a Monarch slave are conditioned by their servitude to believe that their life is controlled by Satan, who is stronger than God. Where was God when they needed him? And yet many of the Monarch slaves coming in for therapy have had numerous miracles in their lives that have given them the latitude to reach out for health and freedom. If the Monarch alters can not see the positives of what God has done, they will remain trapped in their perception that Satan rules. Actually, the survivors of the Illuminati’s mind-control were meant to play a big role in helping God upset the detailed satanic script. And because these people sincerely gave their lives to Christ around the age of 2, God will honor that and help them. At any rate, even the informed secular therapist should realize these programmed slaves are in the middle of some power struggles. They are instruments of the Satanic hierarchy to carry out their plans. ................At a very young age I had been to a little bit of Sunday School...I climbed a tree, there was a nest of beautiful blue Robin eggs, I wanted to hold one, it broke and the baby bird inside died...I felt guilty and asked Jesus to forgive me for breaking the beautiful little egg and hurting the baby bird....

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  • Mike kirchubelSeptember 10, 2012 - 1:33 pm

    You want to complain about the one guy telling you the truth? Maybe a better title would be Solano Republican?

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  • SteveSeptember 10, 2012 - 8:03 pm

    How one compares the Republican agenda to England is interesting. England with government run health care, government funded education through college, including stipends is a very different world. British taxes include an VAT on all goods. Britain does not look like an American economy under a Republican president. It resembles Obama's vision of America. After he taxes the wealthy into oblivion, and it doesn't move the debt needle, a VAT might be next.

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  • DJKSeptember 10, 2012 - 8:11 pm

    you don't here the Brits complaining too much about their system. Or the Swedes, Canadians, French, Finnish, Germans, Australians, etc... Are they perfect? Certainly not, but they don't shout from the mountain top like some in the USA proclaiming that they are the best and you should try to be more like us...failing.

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  • Mike KirchubelSeptember 10, 2012 - 8:27 pm

    Steve, the austerity policies are what double-dipped the Brits, not the healthcare system that has been in place since the late 1940's. But let's compare Mitt/Paul to George W. Bush. Would you really like to double down on the Republican policies that totally crushed our economy? Is that the cure?

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  • G-ManSeptember 11, 2012 - 9:51 am

    And obama so loved the poor...he created millions more...

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  • SteveSeptember 12, 2012 - 3:30 pm

    Mike, The British economy needs austerity measures because its government doles out assistance to its population. The austerity measures are not the problem. The austerity measures are needed because of the problem. And yes, I would gladly and happily turn the economy over to the Republicans. "Lower rates of taxation will stimulate economic activity and so raise the levels of personal and corporate income as to yield within a few years an increased – not a reduced – flow of revenues to the federal government.” Mitt Romney--No John F Kennedy, January 17, 1963--Yes

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  • G-ManSeptember 12, 2012 - 4:09 pm

    Kennedy was a flawed president in many ways..did anyone see the description of a meet at a party or something that turnedinto a weekend thing w/JFK...(College age) and a predatory bi-sexual Marlin Brando...This was described in Marlons latest bio UNZIPPED by Darwin Porter 2005...but I digress Kennedy's crowd was Chicago too don't forget....Two Kennedy's down...They just didn't bother with Teddy cause he just kept killing himself...smart move Theodore gave you a long life...

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  • Mike KirchubelSeptember 12, 2012 - 11:19 pm

    Steve, I have no idea where my answer to you went, but you are referrring to Kennedy's income tax cut from 91% way down to 77%. Would you prefer that rate? Just curious if that information helps make your point... or not.

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  • G-ManSeptember 13, 2012 - 2:05 am

    No you Socialist sub species we want to pay 110% in taxes..buy Sandra Fluke a dildo..maybe she'll let you change the batteries

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  • SteveSeptember 14, 2012 - 11:24 am

    "In short, it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.. And the reason is that only full employment can balance the budget, and tax reduction can pave the way to that employment. The purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus. I repeat: our practical choice is not between a tax-cut deficit and a budgetary surplus. It is between two kinds of deficits: a chronic deficit of inertia, as the unwanted result of inadequate revenues and a restricted economy; or a temporary deficit of transition, resulting from a tax cut designed to boost the economy, increase tax revenues, and achieve - and I believe this can be done - a budget surplus. The first type of deficit is a sign of waste and weakness; the second reflects an investment in the future." Try this quote from Kennedy in 1962...or many others from this time until his death. It does not matter the amount of the tax rate decrease. What matters is the philosophy of a popular Democratic president in a time of economic malaise. Raising taxes does not increase revenue to the federal government. Kennedy knew this. Clinton discovered this and Obama abhors this. But it is proven time and again. Or as Ronald Reagan said, "The best social program is a job." So yes, again I would gladly put the economy in the hands of the Republicans. I would have gladly kept it in the hands of a Democrat who had a clue. So in November I'm voting for the Mormon instead of the Moron.

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  • Read some booksSeptember 14, 2012 - 12:21 pm

    For some real solutions everyone should read....Web of Debt by Ellen Brown and No More National Debt by Bill Still and The Energy Non-Crisis by Lindsey Williams. Please, Please, Please ect... ect...

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  • rlw895September 14, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    Steve: The tax rates Kennedy was talking about and the ones we have now are hugely different, and that's significant. The so-called Laffer Curve is correct in principle, but it depends on where you think we are on the curve in relation to the maximum tax revenue point. For some people, we are always on the right side of that point, where cuts will result in more tax revenue. That has been true in the past. But it's not true now. The historically low rate on high income we have now isn't stimulating the economy, but it is stimulating historically high income and wealth disparity, government deficits, and stress on programs that the middle class depends upon.

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  • rlw895September 16, 2012 - 11:12 am

    Mike: The 91% top rate that Kennedy reduced to 77% only applied to income over what in today's dollars would be something like $2.5 million. The Kennedy tax cuts affected all income brackets. If you look at the bracket that is closest to the income level our top rate of 35% applies to today, it was 56%. If we were to go back to Kennedy, we would raise the top rate and add brackets above that. No one is proposing that. In today's world, a 56% rate on the highest income would be about right. We could keep the 35% we have now and add a few brackets on income above that and still be quite competitive in the world. It would raise more revenue too. And it would do that without harming the economy, since "trickle down" is a myth.

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  • Mike KirchubelSeptember 16, 2012 - 2:51 pm

    RLW, thanks, and, as we have discussed, raising the top tax rates would spur investment and business expansion.

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  • rlw895September 16, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Mike: And I can't help but speculate how much our historically low tax rates on high income has had a hand in the exploding salaries for CEOs and other executives.

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  • G-ManSeptember 17, 2012 - 4:10 am

    Should be especially galling to you since you carry obama's water to know that some of those high salaries and bonuses came from you vis a vis your president's stimulus..and bank bail outs, failed green Co's etc...Getting more and more obvious..you socialist liberal fools breathe stupid

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  • G-ManSeptember 17, 2012 - 4:05 am

    Yes I totally agree.. as a small business owner whose started 2 successful ones I can say with confidence that nothing gets me wanting to expand and grow my business more like a good hefty tax increase...it's like you socialist fools breathe stupid

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  • rlw895September 17, 2012 - 4:17 am

    That's right, because investing in the business (instead of taking or dispensing income) would be tax deductible, higher marginal rates encourage reinvestment and expansion.

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  • G-ManSeptember 17, 2012 - 4:41 am

    Have you ever run a small business?..made a payroll?...All successful entrepreneurs invest in their business..however a higher tax rate helping me is ridiculous...with the new healthcare mandates,oppressive regulations,(those are both taxes too)..you and Kirchubel haven't a clkue what you're talking about...Keep voting liberal..

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 9:30 pm

    Facts are a wonderful thing..Kirchubel should start using some....Median family income has dropped 7.3%(4000,00) since oboy took office..most of that(4.8)happened after the "recovery"officially started in July'09.The UE rate was 7.8% when ChicagoCharley took office and has remained above 8% ever since.Longest prolonged unemployment since the Great Depression.According to the CB0 there are 811,000 more long termed unemployed since the recession officially ended

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 9:40 pm

    Some more facts Kirchubel conveniently left out of his litany of lies...The poverty ratehas increased from 14.3 in 2009 to 15.1%today and there are 12million more people on food stamps...Gas prices have doubled since Barry Boy took office..and Kirchubel along with the rest of us that eat are paying 21% more for food than we did in 2010....Yeah T-Shirt really has all the facts doesn't he?

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  • Why will you not let me post thisSeptember 10, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    ??? From the cradle to the grave you will always be our slave?

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  • SomewhatSeptember 10, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    Was the answer I got from them.

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    Now let's deal w/the only thing the lost and lame have.President George W.Bush...hereafter referred to as "W" and obama hereafter referred to as "POS"..(President obama stinks)....Supposedly we lost 3.5million jobs in the last 6 mos of W and gained 4.5 mil jobs since POS took office....well that 4.5mil figure was from Jan 2010 when the steep jobs slide ended...since POS took office in Jan,'09 the net gain in private sector jobs is only 300K and that was reported on CNN...not exactly a conservative network...Once more Kirchubel takes liberties with the truth,misleads his readers,and insults their intelligence..and takes advantage of those with none.

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  • Mothers of Darkness will Rule?September 10, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    Dark legions of the North South East and West.

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  • G-ManSeptember 11, 2012 - 12:31 am

    This would be the "NONE" I was writing about.

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  • Please ExplainSeptember 11, 2012 - 8:51 am

    Yourself, what is meant here? Am I lost?

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  • G-ManSeptember 11, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Yes your as lost as a Rastafarian at a Ku KLux Klan rally.

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  • Mike KirchubelSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:13 pm

    Gary, you want to blame Obama for the crash that started with Bush? You want Obama to turn this mess around the instant he gets into office? You want him to fix everything immediately with Congressional Republicans working against him ...and us? Hope you didn't hurt yourself going through those contortions. What really gets me is the amount and degree of misinformation you and the other Republicans seem to be comfortable with spreading in order to win. Consider this: If you have to lie, maybe you're wrong.

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  • G-ManSeptember 11, 2012 - 12:26 am

    That's exactly right...you're wrong..nobody expects instant results..except maybe obama who has had instant gratification all his charmed subsidized life...what I do expect is for a president who had a majority in Congress his first two years in office to improve the situation if his programs are so good..I expect a president to submit a viable budget,I expect a president not to run a trillion dollar deficit each year he's stinking up the Oval Office,I expect a president to do a lot of things..no body expects a paradigm shift with this president..we need a change.

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  • SavetheRepublicSeptember 11, 2012 - 8:59 am

    On the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, Alex covers the current state of the movement and continuing efforts by the establishment and its subservient corporate media to push the official and widely debunked narrative of what happened on that day and who is responsible. Alex also confronts the threat posed by InfraGard, the dangerous “public-private partnership” shock troops spawned by the FBI. Alex covers other important news, including the FBI's claim that hackers did not steal the personal identification data on millions of Apple device owners from an agent's laptop and the FBI grilling of a 16-year-old after he posted a Youtube video.www.infowars.com

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  • G-ManSeptember 11, 2012 - 9:47 am

    I hate commenting to you at all except to say with your preposterous 9/11 conspiracy trash...you dishonor the victims and the first responders who bravely tried to save lives on this the 11th Anniversary of that tragic day that changed our Republic forever...shame on you and your ilk.

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:04 pm

    Man!..I'm really enjoying this..this is one of the worst columns this Fruit of the Loon Kirchubel has ever written and given his past attempts at arguteness that says something...let's continue with the truth my erudite readers....Most of the jobs we have lost in this recession are mid-level wage jobs according to the NELP...most of those gained are low level jobs...by some estimates we have lost 1million manufacturing jobs and 1 million construction jobs since Barry Boy took office.

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:13 pm

    Continuing with the de-bunking of the Kirchubel Magical Mystery Tour...Forget the birth rate in computing how many jobs we need to create evey month..to keep pace w/the working age population we need 180,000 jobs/mo.since Jan 2010 we've only created an average of 138,000/mo.and since the recovery began we've averaged a very disappointing 86,000 jobs/mo....Kirchubel obviously has been getting his facts from Debbie Was a man Schultz and we all know about her grasp of the truth.

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:27 pm

    You all getting the feeling yet that Kirchubel is just an empty T-Shirt?..Well let's continue with some GENUINE facts instead of KIRCH CHIRPS....As of June 2010 we have replaced only 46% of jobs lost...by far the worst performance since WWII (source Associated Press)...In the previous 8 recoveries we've averaged 350% gain over jobs lost....Yes by all means elect a part time junior Senator,full time community organizer,with no business or administrative skills,and endorsed by the Communist Party president of our beloved Republic...some of you will have to learn the hard way.

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 10:43 pm

    I haven't had this much fun since President George W Bush..beat my neighbor John Kerry.....Now let's compare our first bi-racial president with a real president Ronald Wilson Reagan...Reagan arguably had to deal with a worse recession than we have today..hard to imagine but true...in 1982 the UE rate almost doubled from 5.6% to 10.8% but the Reagan Recovery lasted for 72 months during which an ave. Of 344K jobs were created each and every month...yet you'll hear liberal liars(lieberals) like Kirchubel tell you obama created more jobs than Reagan.....hard to say which is more challenged Kirchubels math skills or his integrity I'll discuss the former in my next post...the former I'll leave to his peers.

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  • G-ManSeptember 11, 2012 - 12:41 am

    It's nearly 4AM it the City of Champions...make that.. "I'll leave the "LATTER to his peers..my mistake..Good Morning from Pittsburgh PA.

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 11:07 pm

    From the end of the recession in June '09 thru July 2012 the first 37 months of the obama "recovery" we have generated 2.7 NET new jobs...Now let's look @ the Reagan recovery from the 1981-82 recession thru the end of 1985 the first 37 mos. Of the Reagan recovery we generated 9.8million jobs and if you adjust for the larger US population today that figure would be more like 12 million jobs.Both President Reagan and obama inherited bad economies President Reagan made a boom....the Cretin from Kenya made excuses...In 1984 Americans were much better off than they were in 1980..In 2012 most are worse off than they were 4yrs ago....No need to take my word for it...just Google the polls and see what your fellow citizens are saying....So much for Kirchubels "column" just liberal word salad with a socialist dressing the first course in a feed fest that if allowed to continue will destroy our Republic leaving us all with the check.

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 11:25 pm

    When a Crazy Crone like STR calls you brilliant you have to take it with a grain of salt and a big cup of you're probably not!

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  • SavetheRepublicSeptember 12, 2012 - 8:57 am

    On the September 12, 2012 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex covers the murder of the ambassador to Libya and three members of his staff by al-Qaeda. He also talks about the latest mechanical monstrosity produced by DARPA, a robot that will be used to track and kill people. Additional news includes the latest on the downfall of the dollar and continuing bad omens for the beleaguered euro zone. On today's worldwide broadcast, Alex talks with best-selling author, political commentator and policy adviser to president Reagan, Dinesh D'Souza. He is the author of The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11. Alex also takes your calls on today's broadcast.www.infowars.com

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  • SavetheRepublicSeptember 12, 2012 - 9:20 am

    Why did this only post on the Commentary section and not here. I am putting this here for CD.....September 12, 2012 - 9:00 am .... ED 209 lives!....- CD Brooks......What did you mean by this CDE? Am I lost again, I don't get any, I mean it.....This is interesting....http://www.omnicorp.com/.....google transhumanism and Race specific bioweapons

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  • Vote for Gary Johnson?September 12, 2012 - 10:51 am

    Trying to get this to post.....Gov. Gary Johnson Speech at UC Berkeley (Sep. 25 @ 12:00 pm PDT) Public Event · By Gary Johnson Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:00pm Gov. Gary Johnson will speak at the University of California, Berkeley on Tuesday, September 25th at 12:00 pm PDT. The UC Berkeley is located at 133 Doe Library in Berkeley, California. To learn more about Gary Johnson, who will be the only other candidate on the ballot besides Obama and Romney, please visit www.garyjohnson2012.com.

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  • SavetheRepublicSeptember 12, 2012 - 2:50 pm

    @ Mr.s Faison and Stanhope....Are you going to print what I wrote, in the email? Also when can we comment on Plunkett's latest column. Can you Management people get us started by putting a comment there? Thanks from...IT Lives....The Creature From Planet X

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  • G-ManSeptember 12, 2012 - 4:17 pm

    Blow Gary Johnson

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  • G-ManSeptember 10, 2012 - 11:51 pm

    And of course the dizzy democrats always like to wind up and trot out Billy Bubba Clinton..as if an impeached president ABA barred for life,serial adulterer is some one to look up too...Go to FACTCHECK.ORG and vet his DNC speech...he tells more lies than Rosie O'Donnell eats fries.

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  • MarciSeptember 11, 2012 - 11:16 am

    Dredging up Clinton and parading Fluke only proves that Dems pander to the intellectually challenged and morally bankrupt.

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  • G-ManSeptember 11, 2012 - 12:19 pm

    After 4yrs of the Marx Brothers in charge you need proof?....The only proof I need is 80proof...and please leave the bottle..

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  • TestSeptember 11, 2012 - 8:54 pm

    Note Date and Time

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  • CD FlirtSeptember 12, 2012 - 9:35 am

    So......CD...You order Web of Debt by Ellen Brown from Amazon.com today and get it read in two weeks...that would be approx Sept 26...And I will buy you lunch to have you give a book report....being forgetful like I am I will probably forget to put on a bra...I will wear my Tickle Me CD, I mean Elmo stretchy shirt and let you cop a feel, is this a deal?

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  • You guys do have a sense of humorSeptember 12, 2012 - 9:40 am

    Actually I did not think the above item would post, as I have just been trying to post serious stuff which will not take. Control Freaks

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  • CD BrooksSeptember 12, 2012 - 9:46 am

    Isn't there a law against solicitation? No, not interested in any of those options but you should be prepared with bail money...

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  • Just a JokeSeptember 12, 2012 - 9:55 am

    My husband works for the Police Department, Swat team ect....

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  • G-ManSeptember 12, 2012 - 4:35 pm

    Fly problems at the station?

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  • Not to Proud to BegSeptember 14, 2012 - 1:33 am

    Please, Please, Please, Please Post This?.....On the Thursday, September 13 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talks with former Minnesota governor, Navy Seal, and television show host Jesse Ventura about the political landscape in America following the Republican and Democrat conventions. Jesse is the author of DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs In Government, a book that exposes the ineptitude and gang-like mentalities of both parties. You can get a copy at the Infowars Store. Alex covers the news and also the latest on the al-Qaeda attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya, a country reduced to failed state status by Obama and NATO. Alex also takes your calls.www.infowars.com

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  • Thank YouSeptember 14, 2012 - 1:43 am

    It always pays to be polite.....The laws of golf LAW 1: No matter how bad your last shot was, the worst is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime. LAW 2: Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former. LAW 3: Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water. LAW 4: Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down. LAW 5: No matter what causes a golfer to muff a shot, all his playing partners must solemnly chant "You looked up," or invoke the wrath of the universe. LAW 6: The higher a golfer's handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor. LAW 7: Every par-three hole in the world has a secret desire to humiliate golfers. The shorter the hole, the greater its desire. LAW 8: Topping a 3-iron is the most painful torture known to man. LAW 9: Palm trees eat golf balls. LAW 10: Sand is alive. If it isn't, how do you explain the way it works against you? LAW 11: Golf carts always run out of juice at the farthest point from the clubhouse. LAW 12: A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted murderer and an IRS agent -- or some similar combination. LAW 13: All 3-woods are demon-possessed. LAW 14: Golf balls from the same "sleeve" tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water (See Law three). LAW 15: A severe slice is a thing of awesome power and beauty. LAW 16: "Nice lag" can usually be translated to "lousy putt." Similarly, "tough break" can usually be translated "way to miss an easy one, sucker." LAW 17: The person you would most hate to lose to will always be the one who beats you. LAW 18: The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be. LAW 19: Golf should be given up at least twice per month. LAW 20: All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the sunset.

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  • Good NightSeptember 14, 2012 - 2:02 am

    Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fortune to run into the ones that I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.......When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does everyone decide to play chess?.......Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.....If all is not lost, where is it?..........These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter...I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after. READ WEB OF DEBT BY ELLEN BROWN

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  • Now 4 something differentSeptember 15, 2012 - 9:18 pm

    Put this in the Youtube search box......Dorothy Meets The Tinman (The Wizard of Oz 1939)

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  • It's DebatableSeptember 15, 2012 - 10:02 pm

    First presidential debate: Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour Wednesday, October 3, University of Denver, Denver, CO.......... Vice presidential debate: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News Thursday, October 11, Centre College, Danville, KY........ Second presidential debate (town meeting): Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN's State of the Union Tuesday, October 16, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY............. Third presidential debate: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation Monday, October 22, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL............

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  • Check this outSeptember 15, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    The Movie....."The Killing Room"

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  • G-ManSeptember 16, 2012 - 1:02 am

    Couldn't they find any liberal moderators?..

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  • This one is 4 U SKSeptember 16, 2012 - 7:26 am

    Put this in the Youtube search box.....The Sky Is Crying- Stevie Ray Vaughan (lyrics)

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  • MarciSeptember 14, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Today's (Friday, 14th) political cartoon says it all: "ObamaCarter."

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  • CD BrooksSeptember 14, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    Marci, all the pizza in the world probably won’t make the debates any easier to stomach, OR help the Republicans get elected. You should get extra anchovies to cover the odiferous goings on.

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  • CD BrooksSeptember 14, 2012 - 6:42 pm

    Marci, have you read the real news lately? You keep trying to make a case against Obama but there is no case! This is getting hilarious! The Republicans are in a frenzy. Do you believe the outrageous audacity of the folks in Kansas that are trying to take Obama off the ballot? (Yeah, don’t tell anybody but the whole “birther” thing is so yesterday). There are too many stories just like this to list. The GOP is totally blowing it across the entire country! There are SO many huge blunders and you guys will never recover from these imbecile’s efforts!

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  • C'mon Pretty Please?September 16, 2012 - 11:54 am

    On the Sunday edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex covers the private bankster cartel known as the Federal Reserve and its latest QE warfare against the dollar, the American people and ultimately the sovereignty of the United States. Alex also talks about the horrific prospect of war in the Middle East – which he puts at 50% – as an armada gathers in the Persian Gulf. Alex says there is a 30% chance a war waged against Iran may quickly develop into a catastrophic world war and a global conflagration. On today's broadcast, Alex talks with historian and author Webster Tarpley and critically acclaimed author and former State Department official Steve Pieczenik. Tarpley and Pieczenik talk with Alex about the unfolding geopolitical situation.

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  • What's UPSeptember 16, 2012 - 1:41 pm

    Been lots and lots of Chemtrails over Vacaville today and the last three days.

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  • Just askingSeptember 16, 2012 - 1:58 pm

    Google this "The Zionist Billionaires Who Control Politics"...... The real story is that Jane Meyer works for another Illuminati Jewish billionaire, publisher Sam Newhouse. Her job is to create the illusion of free democratic discourse. Between the Sam Newhouses and George Soros' on the Left, and the Koch's and the Rupert Murdochs on the Right, a dozen Illuminati (Masonic) Jewish billionaires are able to define political discourse in America.

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  • Check this outSeptember 16, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    Google....Who Are The Illuminati by By Richard Stone......The goal of the IlIuminati is total control of the world. The only nations, which are holding out against their power, are some Islamic nations and China but this resistance is limited because the Illuminati have crushing economic power. There are certain methods of subjugation and control which are indispensable to this power. The first is, of course, complete control over all financial systems, all borrowing and lending. All banks, all building societies, all insurance companies have to be under their control. At the lowest level even the smallest bank will be forced to toe the line. At the highest level the World Bank decides the fate of countries. It is an interesting and amazing fact that both the Federal Reserve Bank and the Bank of England are controlled by these Illuminati dynasties, in spite of the names of these banks, which suggest that they are run for public benefit. It is said that both Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy wanted to change this system.......The second essential component is control of the media. It is controlled through business fashion. If the board meeting, or the management meeting, or the sales meeting, or the training meeting suggests that facts should be presented in a certain way, who is going to present them differently? There is an implied threat to one's job and one's career. Few people would gladly face demotion, retrenchment or the dole and most people are so ambitious they will do nearly anything "reasonable" to court favour with their superiors. This is how business is controlled and the media is the most important part of business, for it controls people's minds. People are very suggestible and often lend more credence to what they see on "the box" than to what happens on their own street. The Illuminati know this and use this suggestibility factor to the full. Lenin's key move during the Russian revolution was the capture of the radio station.

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  • ContinuedSeptember 16, 2012 - 2:17 pm

    The third factor in the control system is the universities, and through them the whole education system. Particular effort is put into the schools of sociology, politics, economics and education, hence "liberal" systems of education which are often degenerate and even violent. Their men are inserted into the universities through the power of funding by big business. They then spread their influence downwards through tertiary to secondary and primary education. The fourth factor is the enormous influence wielded by two similar organisations, The Council of Foreign Relations in the USA and the Royal Institute of International Affairs in England. These institutions are schools for statesmen, Illuminati statesmen. They are the stamping grounds of men such as Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinksi and Lord Carrington. These two "think tanks" have a crucial influence on all US and British governments, no matter which party is "in power". The statesmen produced by these institutions can and do decide the fate of nations.The tax-exempt foundations are also instruments of Illuminati power. The Ford foundation and the Rockefeller foundation are two prominent examples of this type of "charitable" institution. They were heavily involved in supporting various communist powers when the cold war was at its height. Communism versus capitalism arms race = more money and power for the Illuminati. So these are some of the structures through which the Illuminati work but what methods do they use? Pitting one side against the other, using a theory devised by Hegel, which is: Thesis versus antitheses - synthesis. Every force tends to have an opposite counterforce. The conflict between the two results in a new situation, the synthesis. The illuminati make it their business to be the synthesis. Thus no problem situation is ever "nipped in the bud" it is rather fostered and used, just as the Soviet Union was fostered and used.

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  • BookSeptember 16, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    Book --- The Transfer Agreement

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  • False AccusationSeptember 16, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    Marci said I was anti-semetic.....this is my official reply....trying to get it to post here....More Illuminati tactics Marci....I am not antisemetic.....I am not anti anybody....Somebody has to tell the truth......Some Luciferian Illuminati hide behind the title of Jewishness and Zionism. A true Jewish person is someone who keeps the Commandments of God.....The bad guys may claim to be Jewish, but they foster killing and wars and seek to control and impoverish the entire world, this is NOT keeping the Commandments of God.....We are all made in the image of God, we are all human and worldwide none of us should be killing, harming each other. Note Some of the higher level Chinese Triad/Mafia are mad at the White Illuminati, due to the race specific genocidal bioweapons that have been developed.

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  • Check this outSeptember 16, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    Google this....Karl Rove's IT Guru Michael Connell 'Wellstoned' - Conspiracy Planet......and Mike Connell killed Carl Rove Thrilled.....Connell was the IT Man in the Middle that threw the Ohio election results to Bush...Mr Bushes nickname for Mr. Rove was _urd Blossom, check this out in a dictionary of S and M slang = the result of "fisting" these creatures are evil.

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  • B afraid B very afraidSeptember 16, 2012 - 9:04 pm

    Hmmmmmmmm.....KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The office of Republican Rep. Todd Akin is reacting angrily to a quote attributed to GOP activist Karl Rove that joked about the idea of the Missouri Senate candidate being murdered....... Bloomberg Businessweek's website reported Friday that Rove's comment came at a GOP donors' breakfast at the Tampa Club in Florida. The site says Rove quipped to the audience: "We should sink Todd Akin. If he's found mysteriously murdered, don't look for my whereabouts!".......Same applies to yours truly death at the hands of sinister forces. May they repent of their sins.

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  • Murder Inc...September 16, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    Senator Bodies Discovered - Nancy Schaefer and Husband Bruce Schaefer. She had done much exposure of the reported CPS pedophile ring activity and some believe she and her husband were executed for it. The evil people enjoy hurting children.

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