Libya, Sarkozy and Obama

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    "France is the first country to formally recognise the legitimacy of Libya's rebel National Transitional Council and will open an embassy in Benghazi, the government announced after meeting with NTC representatives in Paris Thursday. "
    France24 - France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    1. Global leadership has passed to the French.

    2. Is it an accident, an oversight on the part of this administration that it has used the bully pulpit to a lesser extent in calling for Gaddafi to step down than it did in calling for Mubarak to do so?

    3. Could it be due to the documented ties between Gaddafi, Farrakhan, Rev. Wright and President Obama, back to the mid '80's?
     
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    This isn't the first time that France has shown leadership while the U.S. dithered under Obama's lack of it.
     
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    I love it, now the CON$ervative Brotherhood wants America to be more like France.

    As I have said so many times, no matter what CON$ say, just wait a while and they will flip-flop.

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    Now, wait just one darned cotton-pickin' minute, there, girl....

    that can't be, not with President Obama being above the whole world!

    I remember Evan Thomas saying so!


    "Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."
    Read more: Newsweek


    So, ya' think there must be some sort of apology on the way......Maybe?
     
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    Hey, BeetsAndSpinach,
    shouldn't you be getting ready to take notes on the MaHaRushie Show?
     
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    Do you mean the major league asshole who said yesterday that the people who paid into Social Security and Medicare all their lives and had the unmitigated gall to live long enough to collect some of it back were "getting something for nothing?"
     
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    Wow, you sure do listen closely! Rush would be gratified!

    Aside from your gratuitous swipe at your mentor, GettinATicket, you do know that folks get back far more than they put in....most folks.

    Know about Ida May?

    Ida May Fuller, the first person to begin receiving benefits, in January, 1940, when she was 65- she lived to be 100. “…worked for three years under the Social Security program. The accumulated taxes on her salary during those three years was a total of $24.75. Her initial monthly check was $22.54. During her lifetime she collected a total of $22,888.92 in Social Security benefits.”
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    Did she get "something for nothing?"
     
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    CON$ are very good at cherry-picking an exception and making it the rule.

    When I was born, the average life expectancy was about 63 years, which means about half the people my age paid into SS all their lives and collected nothing. People like me, who have survived long enough to start collecting, for the most part, will probably not live long enough to break even. Some will live long enough to collect more than they put in but they are not typical. That's why since it began people have paid $5 trillion more into SS than has been taken out.

    If you remember, one of the arguments made by CON$ when Bush wanted to privatize SS was that when people died before they collected SS benefits or broke even, their heirs would get their privatized benefits rather than the nothing they get now from SS.
     
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    EdOnABroomstick, don't talk like that! What would I do without you!
    More importantly, what would Rush do without you????


    Enough chit chat...now, do you know what the life expectency is today?
     
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    And what exactly does the life expectancy of people born today have to do with your MessiahRushie saying that the people collecting SS today are getting something for nothing???
     

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