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March 1, 2015

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Campaign donors stimulate economy

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The citizens of the U.S. need to thank Sheldon Adelson, Bob Perry and the Koch brothers for their election efforts. In donating their millions of dollars to losing campaigns, they provided a significant financial stimulus to our economy, particularly that of the “liberal” media. This came from people who had opposed President Barack Obama’s successful economic stimulus packages.

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  1. Hey, Freeman...

    Nice propaganda piece.

    Here's another view;
    If the Republicans hadn't been so Hell-bent on 'defeating Obama', we'd have succeeded in getting that unemployment rate down to a more manageable number by now.

    The Truth About Jobs
    Paul Krugman

  2. Being pounded daily with misinformation and lies is not fun.If the billionaires club did stimulate the economy the benefit was not worth that price.

  3. There's an old saying about economists that says "If you must predict, predict often." Economists in the last year of the Bush Administration predicted a short, shallow recession if any at all. I guess they too "misunderestimated".

  4. The across the board tax cuts (twice) of the Bush administration did not create jobs, acerbated the national debt and put the country in a deep recession. Obama did not help the situation by extending the tax cuts. The "super committee" abrogated their duties, and left us ALL in the lurch with the Budget Control Act (sequestration). Now, the administration wants only the tax cuts to remain for those making less than 250k per year, and increase taxes on those making more than that per year. It's the same jam we've been in for far too long. The only saving grace of the BCA is that it should bring cooler heads to enact some sort of compromise. Nobody wins if the BCA takes effect, and all the tax cuts are allowed to expire. We all lose with that scenario. We can't tax our way out, and we can't spend our way out of this economic hole we're in. If Obama and Boehner cannot come to an agreement, December 31st will be more than just New Years Eve.

  5. Obama had $100 Million to wage a smear campaign against Governor Romney long before Romney won the nomination and was able to raise funds to fight back.

    That's politics. Those are the rules. The Governor knew that before he signed on.

    But here's the rub. Now Obama has 4 years to deliver. Do we get 4 more years of the same old same old putrid economic growth and leading from behind. Or real hope and change?

    The answer is in Obama's hands.


  6. Gary, Jim, and gmag,
    Good luck getting facts into the conservative bubble surrounding "RefNV" and Carmine!

  7. Mark - You're right. The class welfare nuts are hard to crack.

  8. "Good luck getting facts into the conservative bubble surrounding ....and Carmine!"

    The only time luck has anything to do with facts is when the lamestream media and their liberal backers get them right.

    Hillary Clinton on Benghazi: Missing in action. Susan Rice on Benghazi: Missing in action. Leon Panetta on Benghazi: Missing in action. Former D/CIA Petraeus on Benghazi: Missing in action. Connect the dots. It's not rocket science. President Obama can bob and weave, duck and run BUT he can't hide. The buck stops with him. And the US House and Senate Intell Committees are going to investigate. What did the President know and when did he know it.


  9. The letter writer fails to thank the party that spent the most, the Democrats, in this election. Their total of over $874 million surely helped boost the economy, and while I am not sure everyone thinks President Obama's stimulus packages were successful, his parties spending money from special interest groups certainly was, it got him reelected.