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Obama: ‘Any Time Bombs Are Used to Target Innocent Civilians It Is an Act of Terror’

ABC News/Washington Post Poll on Wars in Afghanistan & Iraq

All in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting, or not?

Worth fighting 39%
Not worth fighting 56%

Among Democrats

Worth fighting 34%
Not worth fighting 61%

Among Republicans

Worth fighting 55%
Not worth fighting 39%

Among Independents

Worth fighting 38%
Not worth fighting 58%

“In this world Hate
never yet dispelled hate.
Only love dispels hate.
This is the law,
Ancient and inexhaustible.”
- Buddha

Senator Sanders: Obama Budget "A Terrible Disappointment"

I couldn't agree more. Since social security does not add one nickel to the deficit, WHY WOULD A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT ATTACK IT?

The reason can only be that he is actually doing the bidding of of the hoarding class, not the American people.

Reality Check: Obama Cuts Social Security and Medicare by Much More Than the GOP

Obama plans to cut between $200 billion and $380 billion more from Social Security and Medicare than Republicans in the next ten years

On Social Security: Ryan didn't cut Social Security by a penny. The president has proposed cutting the program's spending by $130 billion, by adopting a slower-growing measure of inflation.

On Medicare: Ryan's budget kept Obamacare's Medicare cuts and added another $127 billion. His budget projects $6.74 trillion in Medicare spending between 2014 and 2023. Obama cuts even deeper with $380 billion in cuts below his baseline, and his budget projects $6.67 trillion in Medicare spending over the same period. Upshot: Obama's ten-year Medicare budget is $70 billion below the GOP, and his announced cuts are about $250 billion deeper than the GOP. (See below for brief explainer on differences.*)

And here's the bottom line: Obama preserves federal Medicaid spending, he doesn't unwind Obamacare, and he spends much more on mandatory and non-defense discretionary programs than Ryan proposed. But his cuts to Social Security and Medicare combined are somewhere between $200 billion and $380 billion deeper than the GOP budget. On these programs there is no room to "compromise." The president is already to the right of the right.


They tell me Kim Jong Un Starves His People... Chained CPI Will Starve Ours. nt

Social Security Does Not Contribute One Nickel to the Deficit!

The only reason to propose a cut is to push a far right agenda.
Posted by grahamhgreen | Fri Apr 5, 2013, 01:20 PM (1 replies)

Fukushima cooling system fails for second time in a month

Source: Guardian

The cooling system for a fuel storage pool at one of the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant has failed, Japanese regulators have said.

A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulation Authority said an alarm went off on Friday afternoon at reactor No 3, and that the cause of the failure was still under investigation.

A spokesman for the plant's operator said it would take two weeks before temperatures approach dangerous levels following a cooling system failure.

Last month, a power cut caused a two-day failure in a cooling system.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/05/fukushima-cooling-system-fails

Nukes: A dirty and dangerous technology from a bygone era.

What is Hillary's position on the costly trade agreements?

ON EDIT: his is a deal breaker for me. Either she comes out against costly trade, or we fight her through the primary, again.
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