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First family arrives in Hawaii, president hits golf course

By Associated Press & Star-Advertiser

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LAST UPDATED: 01:08 p.m. HST, Dec 22, 2012


President Barack Obama and his family arrived early Saturday in Honolulu to spend Christmas in Hawaii, and the president was at the golf course by this afternoon.

The presidential motorcade made the short trip from the Obama vacation home in Kailua to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where Obama is hitting the links at the Kaneohe Clipper course.

Golfing with the president are White House chef Sam Kass, longtime Obama buddies Bobby Titcomb and Mike Ramos, and aide Marvin Nicholson.

Obama began the holiday weekend as far removed as one could be from the stalled fiscal cliff talks in Washington.

The first family arrived here just after midnight Saturday for their traditional Christmas trip to Oahu, one that for the president is his bit of R-and-R after a grueling election year, though one that is likely to be briefer than usual given the Dec. 31 deadline to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect.

After the failure of House Speaker John A. Boehner's "Plan B," the president Friday called for all involved to use the coming holiday as a time to "cool off," drink eggnog and enjoy time with family.

"Call me a hopeless optimist, but I actually still think we can get it done," he said, before leaving the White House.

In his weekly address, Boehner said the Republican-led House had already done its part to avert the fiscal cliff, pointing to legislation that did pass Thursday to substitute what he called "responsible spending cuts" for deeper reductions that were part of the sequester to be triggered without a deal.

"Unfortunately, the president and Senate Democrats have vowed to reject and veto all of our proposals while failing to offer a responsible solution of their own," he said. "The president's solution of raising tax rates would still leave red ink as far as the eye can see. And it would hurt jobs, at a time when far too many of our citizens are struggling to find them."

Boehner, too, offered a hint of optimism, however, saying: "Hope springs eternal, and I know we have it in us to come together and do the right thing."

Congress is in recess until Thursday. Obama is likely to return from Hawaii by then.

Until then, the president and his family will seek to compress some of their traditional island jaunts - for shave ice, for instance - in the time he has this week. On Sunday, the president and first lady will also attend a memorial service for the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, which will also be attended by a delegation of his former Senate colleagues.







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Maneki_Neko wrote:
When asked if he was concerned that world events and the impending fiscal cliff justified staying in his office and actually earning the money he is paid, Barry replied, "I make it a point not to let work interfere with my vacation time."
on December 21,2012 | 01:40PM
Changalang wrote:
The GOP dismissed House members for recess after failing to produce a solution again. President Obama deserves a well earned vacation since Congressional Republicans are M.I.A. Obama can come back from his vacation after sequestration cuts and the Bush tax cuts expire on the 2nd of January and let the GOP explain why it is more important to them to preserves tax cuts for the wealthy than to preserve tax cuts for the 99%. That should over very well in the media as Americans get their first paycheck of 2013 and have nobody to blame but Speaker B0ner. The first order of business will be to get the Majority House party on board with the rest of the gov't with a newly elected Speaker that understands the value of compromise, as middle America has learned after the GOP destroyed our economy in 2008 via bankster betrayal of America. Elections have consequences, and WE voted for tax cuts on $250K households........ Honestly, who would you rather be in January? "All your base are belong to us." (AYBABTU) LOL.
on December 21,2012 | 03:39PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Yes, Changalang, and while Obama is explaining why Republicans do not want to raise taxes on anyone, perhaps he can explain why he refuses to reduce spending and why he insists on increasing the national debt by borrowing 40 cents of every dollar the US government spends. You apparently do not understand that.
on December 21,2012 | 05:40PM
Changalang wrote:
I understand that a winning narrative determines victory and that elections matter more than a weak and ignored narrative. I posted before B0ner's vote the day before yesterday that the freshman Conservatives that held the House for him, because of aggressive re-districting, would leave him hanging out to dry. B0ner's Plan "B" failed exactly as predicted. It seems Democrats playing chess with Republicans playing checkers know more about the GOP than actual subscribers. Obama will break the back of the GOP in January and the media will throw gasoline on the body and light it up. Your only chance is if Obama has a really good vacation and decides to spare your Party's future out of the goodness of his Aloha filled heart. Perhaps you should have ex-Gov. Lingle send him a really impressive gift basket while he is back home with us. ROFL.
on December 21,2012 | 06:05PM
Meleana22 wrote:
Changalang--are you sane?
on December 22,2012 | 07:56AM
Changalang wrote:
Beyond sanity is clarity. Try it. Expand your mind. See the world as it really is; then figure out how to use the knowledge of good and evil. Take a bite of the apple, just one. It is delicious. :)
on December 22,2012 | 06:49PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
You are a very gullible person. Quit drinking the Kool-Aid and maybe you'll develop a mind that actually thinks for a change rather than cheering on and applauding deceit and a stubborn refusal to cut spending. Let's start with Dear Leader's 2008 campaign promise to "cut the deficit in half"...As they say, the rest is history, which none of you liberal lemmings refuse to acknowledge. Obama a Local Boy? How utterly laughable.
on December 22,2012 | 07:38PM
Changalang wrote:
Actually, you are the gullible one. You are upset by the broken promise you quoted. You believed it and now are upset. I never believed it and am laughing at you for calling me the gullible one. I am with and for Obama because I know exactly what he is doing and know he will be successful. Do you know how to use that information to your advantage? Gullible and st00pid is no way to go through life, son.
on December 22,2012 | 08:58PM
allie wrote:
Chang is da man!
on December 22,2012 | 08:05AM
GorillaSmith wrote:
As are you, Mr. Allie.
on December 22,2012 | 08:55AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
LOL 1, hon
on December 22,2012 | 11:06AM
allie wrote:
huh?
on December 22,2012 | 02:08PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Fore....
on December 22,2012 | 01:32PM
IAmSane wrote:
LOL B0NER
on December 22,2012 | 02:19PM
cojef wrote:
He is just mean spirited and wants to see the demise of the Republican Party. That's Un-American. That is being blunt and to the point.
on December 22,2012 | 03:51PM
Changalang wrote:
No; I want the Republican Party to rise better from the ashes and offer a real choice to all Americans that can compete for the hearts and minds of voters. Competition brings out the best in both parties. If the best was being expressed in both parties, more Americans would become passionately involved in the voting process. The sooner the GOP learns to bridge to all Americans as equals, the sooner they will be competitive in the spirit of President Lincoln. The bottom line is that the GOP does not know how to even be comfortable in the same room that the changing demographics of New America has become. The GOP needs a Reagan, but tomorrow's Reagans are comfortably hanging out with me in the Big Tent. Miserable failure deserves its own rewards. The sooner you take out the trash, the better your House will smell.
on December 22,2012 | 07:00PM
SteveToo wrote:
You must be NUTS. It's Obama who refused to deal w/the Republicans. His idea of a compromise is doing things HIS WAY.
on December 21,2012 | 08:38PM
Changalang wrote:
You must be suffering from a FOX overdose. To find out who is nuts, simply check the polls. Then, check yourself in for treatment...... " A majority of Americans say that if the country goes over the fiscal cliff on Dec. 31, congressional Republicans should bear the brunt of the blame, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll, the latest sign that the GOP faces a perilous path on the issue between now and the end of the year. " (04DEC2012; Washington Post) When you can discern reality from fantasy, you may be allowed to assimilate back to society with the rest of us.
on December 21,2012 | 10:13PM
allie wrote:
yup..Republicans are in a suicidal mood and have become the anti-American party
on December 22,2012 | 08:05AM
Meleana22 wrote:
Changalang--is your pontification based on fact or just "your" opinion? I take it you are not too successful and make under the designated "threshold" of $200,000 or $250,000. If so, I can understand your fear of having to pay a little more tax--that is if you even pay any income tax in the first place as approximately 47 or 49 percent of households do not.
on December 22,2012 | 07:54AM
allie wrote:
Welcome home Mr. President!
on December 22,2012 | 08:04AM
Venus1 wrote:
Welcome to the Islands...your beginning, Mr.President....I hope the people of TRUE GOOD WILL will post our ALOHA and WELCOME and not let the negative comments represent this wonderful place on the planet...I am so weary of hate and negativity...I'm ready the people on the planet to step up and become who they are meant to be...HAWAII can lead the way...we have the MAGIC...
on December 22,2012 | 08:17AM
newsday wrote:
I am with you Venus1. Aloha & welcome to the President and his family. Enjoy your time in Hawaii. Aloha
on December 22,2012 | 06:50PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
He is not vacationing in Kenya.
on December 22,2012 | 08:56AM
Venus1 wrote:
Oh, that where you are???
on December 22,2012 | 11:42AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Hahahaha,gorilla smith in Kenya,,,get it.
on December 22,2012 | 01:34PM
frontman wrote:
Why not your home town of Chicago??????
on December 21,2012 | 05:05PM
Toneyuki wrote:
It's cold and windy. Not much fun. And the murder rate is a lot higher.
on December 21,2012 | 08:08PM
TMJ wrote:
Barry is from Hawaii around Christmas time and from Chichago for the rest of the year. Michelle, her mom, and the girls need their Hawaiian vacation EVERY year, you know. Don't hate.
on December 21,2012 | 08:15PM
Sunny wrote:
I'm speculating the President will attend Senator Inouye's memorial services at Punchbowl on Sunday.
on December 21,2012 | 01:44PM
serious wrote:
Everyone has to go through a security check, so I presume you are correct. He has his Secret Service people--unless they are at McD's???
on December 22,2012 | 06:20AM
loquaciousone wrote:
UH OH....Kailua people all togther now....NOT IN MY BACK YARD BARRY.....!
on December 21,2012 | 01:45PM
inlanikai wrote:
At least the tourist helicopters won't be buzzing the town. Gotta luv a no fly zone.
on December 21,2012 | 02:01PM
Anonymous wrote:


Here come the "Obama is God" and "Obama took a poop" stories. I feel bad for hardworking local boys.

When Obama is in town everything is Obama, Obama, Obama! while hardoworking LOCAL boys get NO recognition but OBAMA does. Instead hardworking Local boys are IGNORED!

Auwe. Shame, shame.


on December 21,2012 | 01:54PM
Venus1 wrote:
Give it a rest!!!! Be proud of Obama!!!! Not hard to do !!!
on December 21,2012 | 02:00PM
pastormatt wrote:
I respect his office and the tremendous pressure that is laid upon him, but it is very difficult to actually say that we are proud of him. He has been very divisive and his rhetoric filled with hate, whether it be at Republicans, the rich, or those who disagree with his ideologies.
on December 21,2012 | 02:26PM
IAmSane wrote:
Republicans, likewise, has been very divisive and their rhetoric filled with hate, whether it be at Democrats, the poor, or those who disagree with their ideologies.
on December 21,2012 | 02:33PM
Highinthesierras wrote:
It's great we are over the cliff - all pay more taxes. Only "fair" I guess.
on December 21,2012 | 03:05PM
aomohoa wrote:
NO one takes more flack then the Republicans here, with it being full of liberal Democrats. So you are making no sense IAmSane.
on December 21,2012 | 03:34PM
IAmSane wrote:
Aw, poor you, the persecuted Republican.
on December 21,2012 | 06:08PM
starripoff wrote:
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
on December 21,2012 | 03:40PM
TMJ wrote:
Uh oh, looks like IAmSane is living off of the government T.I.T. If my source of income was from the tax payer (i.e you & me), I would probably have the same point of view.
on December 21,2012 | 08:22PM
IAmSane wrote:
All I did was reverse "pastor" matt's comment just to show how ridiculous his rhetoric was. Republican really get their jimmies rustled when you throw their tactics back at them.
on December 22,2012 | 01:32PM
Beaglebagels wrote:
Give some examples of his hate filled rhetoric, I need a good laugh. As a pastor you may be familiar with another divisive fellow who was not interested in preserving the material riches of this world.
on December 21,2012 | 03:44PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Example: The Republicans want you to breathe polluted air and drink polluted water, a near quote from our dear president. Then you can go on to the incessant harping on class division or the incessant villificationo of "millionaires and billionaires". Obama is the most divisive president in our lifetimes. In fact that will be the thrust of his presidency, leaving a country divided against itself rather than one lead to greater unity.
on December 21,2012 | 09:23PM
Beaglebagels wrote:
HaHaHa! Mahalo! I didn't know millionaires and billionaires had such thin skin, and needed our compassion. Mahalo!
on December 22,2012 | 06:24AM
HD36 wrote:
Yes, I'm proud he was able to grow the Federal Deficit more than all other presidents before him comibined! His theory of spending our way to growth is a stroke of genius that deserve's a nobel prize. Remember though in 2008 he was blasting Bush for the $10 trillion dollar deficit? Now it's called investing.
on December 21,2012 | 05:01PM
frontman wrote:
Nothing to be proud of..........16 TRILLION in debt is all he has accomplished.
on December 21,2012 | 05:06PM
allie wrote:
agree
on December 22,2012 | 08:06AM
HD36 wrote:
wow you're serious?
on December 22,2012 | 04:11PM
64hoo wrote:
go watch the you tube film obama the anti isreal president and you will see why im not proud of him. its a film based on true facts.
on December 22,2012 | 11:32AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
film based on true facts financed by Trump.
on December 22,2012 | 01:38PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Just WHAT is there to be proud of? Hanging with the likes of Rev. Wright for 20 years and claiming to have never heard any preaching demonizing haoles? Attacking Bush's deficit spending as lacking leadership and patriotism? Dear Leader is nothing but an Empty Suit propped up by a fawning juvenile public which kisses the very ground he walks on and sees only what they want to see. Get real.
on December 22,2012 | 07:46PM
thanks4reading wrote:
when you become president, we will call your name too.
on December 21,2012 | 02:20PM
allie wrote:
are the "local boys" really working hard?
on December 21,2012 | 02:22PM
IAmSane wrote:
Don't be like that, hon.
on December 21,2012 | 02:30PM
Changalang wrote:
Friday afternoon is pau hana time. Green bottle disposal is hard work. I know I can't hang anymore.
on December 21,2012 | 03:45PM
Toneyuki wrote:
I see dem local boys working hard protesting out front of Walgreens from 10-2 every day (and getting paid for it)
on December 21,2012 | 08:11PM
IAmSane wrote:
I can tell this "Anonymous" post is from LaniUpoj;fdlkj just because of the bolded words. LOL
on December 21,2012 | 02:27PM
control wrote:
she did a similar post under Inouye's article - similar wording, bold text....neo-cons alway have to be the center of attention otherwise they get nasty.
on December 21,2012 | 06:59PM
aomohoa wrote:
Don't you have anything to do but copy and paste, Anonymous? Oh, and be disrespectful to the President who is a local boy, in case you didn't know.
on December 21,2012 | 03:33PM
starripoff wrote:
You said EXACTLY what I feel. They got that big ole white house in DC, why not stay there? Or if they want to travel, how about his "real" home town, Chicago, home of bully politics.
on December 21,2012 | 03:39PM
NITRO08 wrote:
GET A LIFE!
on December 21,2012 | 04:09PM
control wrote:
Still not a class act Lana....get over yourself
on December 21,2012 | 06:57PM
allie wrote:
trouble is, the local boys don't work very hard
on December 22,2012 | 08:06AM
HD36 wrote:
Get a life
on December 22,2012 | 04:13PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Ahhhhhh, anonymous,,,,,Obama is a Hard working local boy, born and raised.
on December 22,2012 | 01:36PM
aomohoa wrote:
That's what I told Anonymous.
on December 22,2012 | 03:56PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Welcome Home Mr. President!! Welcome Home Senator Inouye! God Bless Hawaii. God Bless America.
on December 21,2012 | 01:59PM
allie wrote:
well said
on December 21,2012 | 02:23PM
aomohoa wrote:
I think you could teach Anonymous about being respectful, even i you are pro rail. LOL!
on December 21,2012 | 03:36PM
kiragirl wrote:
Ha. Agree. Have a nice vacation Mr. President and family. Enjoy your golf too. Oh, and welcome home. Aloha!
on December 22,2012 | 06:23AM
mrluke wrote:
Things must be getting a little to hot in D.C. this week!
on December 21,2012 | 02:20PM
allie wrote:
Welcome home Mr. president!
on December 21,2012 | 02:22PM
Highinthesierras wrote:
Whew, he going to Chi Town, thank goodness.
on December 21,2012 | 03:09PM
cojef wrote:
After a grueling campaign, give the guy a break.
on December 21,2012 | 02:23PM
pridon wrote:
Let him take his break at Camp David and spare the taxpayer the$5 million it costs to fund his Hawaii vacation.
on December 21,2012 | 02:40PM
NITRO08 wrote:
BUSH WENT TO TEXAS ALL THE TIME, REAGAN WENT TO CALIFORNIA BARRY COMES TO HAWAII SHORT MEMORY CHAMP?
on December 21,2012 | 04:11PM
Toneyuki wrote:
President Bush lives in Texas. President Reagan lived in California. President Obama lives in Chicago but never goes there. He's too busy vacationing in the elite spots on the public's dollars.
on December 21,2012 | 08:14PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
Your CAPS LOCK key appears to be connected to the part of your brain that controls punctuation. Both are malfunctioning.
on December 22,2012 | 09:00AM
control wrote:
so bush travelled for free?
on December 21,2012 | 07:00PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
All the time, right? Oh wait... he didn't.
on December 22,2012 | 09:13AM
Venus1 wrote:
Do you think any of that would 'trickle down'???
on December 22,2012 | 11:40AM
Highinthesierras wrote:
Right, 6 years of campaigning is tough.
on December 21,2012 | 03:18PM
VegasLex wrote:
I hope he brings Senator Inouye home with him!
on December 21,2012 | 02:52PM
Highinthesierras wrote:
Outrageous - leading from behind?
on December 21,2012 | 03:03PM
Highinthesierras wrote:
How about a plan, with detailed cuts and taxes, four years in the making?
on December 21,2012 | 03:08PM
Mythman wrote:
Thank you Pres Obama for sending the message to the world that Hawaii is the best place on earth to take a vacation!!!!
on December 21,2012 | 03:37PM
NITRO08 wrote:
RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on December 21,2012 | 04:12PM
Venus1 wrote:
If you think staying in D C with the Republicans would solve the problem...well.....
on December 22,2012 | 11:39AM
aomohoa wrote:
The best place to live too.
on December 22,2012 | 03:57PM
Tanabe wrote:
Why the hell is he coming to Hawaii now? Less than 2 weeks to the end of the year and still no deal. I don't give a damn about his politics, but now is not the time for the leader of our country to not be in Washington. Why they hell did we re-elect you if you're just gonna go on vacation at such a critical time?
on December 21,2012 | 05:10PM
control wrote:
gee, maybe because Boehner still thinks he was elected president
on December 21,2012 | 07:01PM
Toneyuki wrote:
Because it's Christmas time, and that means that he has to come to Hawaii. He doesn't actually care about governing.
on December 21,2012 | 08:16PM
Wazdat wrote:
chill out buddy, you seem so STRESSED out. Go to the beach ENJOY LIFE in HAWAII
on December 22,2012 | 07:52AM
Meleana22 wrote:
Must be in his job description--despite any government crisis, do not forgo Hawaii vacation.
on December 22,2012 | 08:02AM
DAGR81 wrote:
What the heck. He's been on vacation for four years.
on December 22,2012 | 12:57PM
allie wrote:
true
on December 22,2012 | 02:09PM
Tanabe wrote:
Thank you Obama for telling the world that vacation is more important than the fiscal cliff you're about to help drive us off of!
on December 21,2012 | 05:11PM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
On the Alan Wong pool, I'll take December 27th. And January 2nd for the Nobu's pool.
on December 21,2012 | 07:53PM
false wrote:
Hanauma bay when it is closed to the taxpayers.
on December 21,2012 | 10:27PM
aomohoa wrote:
In case you didn't know, he goes on Tuesday when it is closed any way.
on December 22,2012 | 04:02PM
jussayin wrote:
"Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will be met." Obama, Jan 2009. Hmmm. I wish Senator Inouye was alive and our President.
on December 21,2012 | 08:36PM
SteveToo wrote:
Hope he rents a chopper and keeps off the highways, we have enough w/our own traffic jams.
on December 21,2012 | 08:36PM
entrkn wrote:
Welcome back Mr President!
on December 22,2012 | 05:52AM
Bdpapa wrote:
I hope him and his family have a nice time here. However, like most of us, vacations sometimes need to be cut short when you have major responsibilities elsewhwere. Our responsibilities will never come close to his, but most of us still had to sacrifice time from family especially in Hawaii where you had to work 2 jobs.
on December 22,2012 | 06:15AM
Ekahizalpha wrote:
If our country is in a debt crisis, why is he spending government money taking a vacation that is costing the taxpayers thousands of dollars?
on December 22,2012 | 06:29AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Its millions!
on December 22,2012 | 06:45AM
Meleana22 wrote:
Vacation expense? Don't forget he is advocating raising the debt ceiling--so Hawaii vacation will be covered. Not to worry.
on December 22,2012 | 08:06AM
Waterman2 wrote:
Cut Spending....cut off lazy non-producing choomers. Oh, yeah, forgot, that would mean no votes.....oh dear. Cut off Politicians !
on December 22,2012 | 07:23AM
Meleana22 wrote:
Be careful what you wish for--you may just get it...
on December 22,2012 | 07:47AM
Wazdat wrote:
Enjoy your time in Oahu..... Too bad you can't bodysurf anymore, Sandys was pretty awesome the other day!
on December 22,2012 | 07:47AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Despite the lack of Aloha spirit in this forum, welcome back Mr. President. The vast majority in Hawaii support you and hope you'll have a restful few days before you have to go back to deal with an incalcitrant House of Representatives. (and yes, those that care to be intellectually honest know that YOU pay all PERSONAL expenses for you and your family while on vacation. Just like every other President before you.) Merry Christmas.
on December 22,2012 | 09:18AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Airfare!
on December 22,2012 | 10:42AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Yes, airfare on the taxpayer. To anyplace they fly, including Chicago, San Clemente, CA, Plains, GA, Crawford, TX. Secret Service protection... to anywhere they go. Local security... to anywhere they go. And Air Force One is nearby, on standby, in ANY of those places.

We get it... you don't like him. But this cost argument is a big distraction when you actually dig in to it.


on December 22,2012 | 10:59AM
lynnh wrote:
Then the vast majority of Hawaii are ignorant and blind.
on December 22,2012 | 12:48PM
IAmSane wrote:
Yeah, it's pretty much the same comments from the haters every year. From the same people, too. It's just tedious and boring at this point.
on December 22,2012 | 07:23PM
kimo54 wrote:
Mr. President, welcome home to Hawaii Nei, enjoy a well deserved break from the deep challenges you are facing in Washington, D.C. Hey, this is the Christmas season and its meant to be a happy time, people take a vacation and enjoy the season and, sir, you are no different than any of us. So, get yourself an extra tall eggnog with your lovely wife, sit by the pool with the kids and take it all in because when you climb back on Air Force One in a week or so, your mind will be as clear as the Hawaiian air. Once recharged you'll be prepared to take on those selfish and greedy GOP congressional gunslingers. Sir, you've got to remind the right wing contingent that you were re-elected for another 4 years for a good reason.....the majority of Americans are counting on you to turn this country around, don't the GOP congress understand? Their guy lost the election, because we, the American majority, are educated enough to know who's best to get us back on track. Amen!
on December 22,2012 | 09:32AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
You may now unstick your lips. Good boy.
on December 22,2012 | 11:09AM
Venus1 wrote:
Thanks Kimo 54
on December 22,2012 | 11:38AM
lynnh wrote:
You Obama supporters just don't get it. Blame everything on the republicans is all you do. You all need to take a class in economics and ethics. Obama ran on (both times) on reducing the deficit and a balanced approach. He has done none of that and is currently not even trying to be balanced. Increasing taxes on a select few will do nothing to curb the ever rising national dept. Serious cuts are needed and he refuses to do it. This is not just an issue of "taxing the rich". He wants total control of the dept ceiling and an increase of it. This is not curbing the national dept! Cuts "have" to be made; that is a fact. He knows it, but refuses to do it to so as not to lose face with the left voters for the future elections of democrats. Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich... will do nothing but drive the cost of everything and unemployment numbers up. The first thing that needs to be done is curb this countries out of control spending, which is exactly what the republican party is fighting for. You are to blind to see that every bill that is put out by the house is block without review by Harry Reed and the president. These people are the problem. Do you not listen to the news? Or do you just watch one news station which is completely bias. Try listening and reading to every source out there. That is the only way you will ever get a more full picture.
on December 22,2012 | 12:45PM
Changalang wrote:
You need to take a class on global quantum economics. The central banks of the world are in a contest to see who will debase their own currency first and keep the exchange rate of their own currency at a pre-determined perfect low. We crossed the realm of balance sheet Neanderthal economics a decade ago. Just look at the unfunded liability total at debtclock.org. No possible way to pay back the debt or even the interest on it. That is when geniuses notice that it isn't real. It is just a numeric expression of the full faith and credit of the United States of America as printed on the U.S. dollar. Then, geniuses realize that all the World's central banks are doing the same thing. Then, geniuses turned investor decide which brand of B5 they want to purchase with their share of full faith and credit notes. The world's investors buy U.S. Treasuries by preference for the best B5 the world's only fiat currency can buy. Nobody wants to be under America when it falls; so they invest in us, because they are worse off and smile knowing that the global depression has been masked by the world's biggest lie. New World Order economics dictates that if you can't fix it, pretend it ain't broke. Yesteryear, the saying was much different. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Adapt and prosper.
on December 22,2012 | 07:23PM
lynnh wrote:
One word...wow! You are really out there in Loony Land. It's people like you that cause these kind of problems.
on December 24,2012 | 05:53PM
knfd297clear wrote:
Our vacationer in chief
on December 22,2012 | 12:47PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I wonder if Bobby Titcomb brought along any ladies? Remember - he was the guy busted for soliciting.
on December 22,2012 | 01:51PM
allie wrote:
yikes!
on December 22,2012 | 02:10PM
HD36 wrote:
Oldest profession known to man.
on December 22,2012 | 04:17PM
HD36 wrote:
Remember it because they had his picture and he had to pay $500 for soliciting a prostitute.
on December 22,2012 | 04:17PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Mulligan.
on December 22,2012 | 01:32PM
entrkn wrote:
Hope the President is able to enjoy his golf and doesn't get too distracted and start laughing and rolling on the fairway at the spectacle of the implosion of the republican party... Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
on December 22,2012 | 05:35PM
entrkn wrote:
This so called newspaper is censoring my comments again, and there is nothing vulgar or disrespectful in them... this is one of the sorriest shameful imitations of a newspaper I have ever seen... I want the Honolulu Advertiser back.
on December 22,2012 | 05:40PM
IAmSane wrote:
LOL Who cares?

And I'm pretty sure you used a "blocked" word if you got it censored. It happens to me all the time.
on December 22,2012 | 07:27PM
DA_HANDSOME_CHINAMAN wrote:
Too bad his vacation coincide with Senator Daniel K. Inouye, now he has to go to Punch Bowl and make a speech. He just couldn't wait until after the Senator was laid to rest. Like I said, "All U.S. Presidents should be a veteran." I don't think he realizes what the MOH means as a civilian. You need to serve in a Combat Zone and have bullets and bombs targeted at you to realize and understand. I once had an apprentice tell me if he was a better mechanic than I, the Federal Government should keep him. I said "no", they will keep the VET, and I said, why don't you join the Armed Forces and join me in the rice fields of Vietnam next time or go to Iraq. I asked him if his father served in the military, he said "yes, then him who should be saved. The next day he didn't return to my class.
on December 22,2012 | 07:03PM
IAmSane wrote:
That's a cool story.
on December 22,2012 | 07:29PM
Changalang wrote:
Your ability to assume just makes an a55 out of "u". Leave me out of it. If you knew why most of the rich dudes are Democrats and most of the lawyers are Democrats, then you would not worry about a few more pennies tribute to the gov't to operate here. No fear here; looks like you Republicants are the only ones trembling about your fiscal future. My quality of life gets better and better knowing you are getting weaker and weaker. LOL.
on December 22,2012 | 09:15PM
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