Obama wins

President Barack Obama has won Ohio again, capturing the swing state after a hard-fought battle with Republican Mitt Romney.
Associated Press
Nov 6, 2012

Obama, who also won Ohio in 2008, claims the swing state's 18 electoral votes.

Both sides poured major time and resources into the battleground state that has been among the nation's most contested in recent presidential elections. It was considered pivotal for both.

No Republican has won the White House without Ohio. The last president elected despite losing Ohio was Democrat John F. Kennedy in 1960.

Ohio has been site of much of the advertising spending by the campaigns and outside supporters. It also was among the most-visited states by the campaigns.

In addition to Ohio, Obama captured battleground states Iowa and Colorado on his way to the 270 electoral votes he needed.

Obama will again be dealing with a divided Congress. Democrats maintained control of the Senate and Republicans likely will again control the House. Among the most pressing matters is the so-called fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to hit in January. Economists have warned that if they aren't averted, the nation could face another recession.

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2cents

LOL, It wont paste in Arabic, Converts to (Speeches) in Arabic. better get used to it after we slash our military to death.

wiredmama222

I agree, Julie....it was excellent....absolutely excellent.

Kimo

"S peaches"

sweet or sour peach?

John Harville

@Contango Sheldon Adelsoon blew $100 million to get rid of Obama. Maybe he needs a better investment advisor?

4shizzle

Carl Rove also dumped at least a $100 million.

Contango

@ John Harville:

More concerned about the billions of taxpayer dollars that Mr. Obama is willing to gamble on green energy schemes that profit his buddies even when they fail.

FORWARD SOVIET!

John Harville

Okay. So don't answer the question. Point Harville...

Contango

@ John Harville:

The point obviously missed:

How public money is spent is much more important to me than private.

Kottage Kat

Praying for the RAPTURE.

John Harville

What if The Rapture already happened? Many remain after the elect were taken.

KnuckleDragger

Obama is my shepherd; I shall not work.
He maketh me to remain in poverty:
he leadeth me beside the steep cliffs.
He restoreth my fear: he leadeth me in the paths
of tyranny for his agenda's sake.
Yea, though I walk thru the valley of the shadow of economic collapse; I shall fear no hope:
for Obama art with me; thy NDAA and thy lies they control me.
Thou preparest a new world order before me in the
presence of my fellow Americans: thou anointest himself with power; his cup runneth over.
Surely, handouts and corruption shall follow all the days of his administration; and I shall dwell in the prison of our criminal govt forever.

4shizzle

knuckle,
Get help.

John Harville

Are you comfortable with your blasphemy?

KnuckleDragger

As comfortable as you are with your ignorance. My wishes are for the Republican controlled House to step aside and let the Dems pass whatever they want. The people of this country have spoken, they want a huge, powerful, all encompassing government that bleeds the working citizenry dry. I say, let them eat cake. At least 4 yrs from now if everything falls apart, they'll have nothing to blame but themselves. How about reading what Obama's tax plans are now that he was re-elected. The associated press put out a piece now that they accomplished getting him re-elected that discusses his plan. A plan that will hit every middle class worker that has a 401K or an IRA that receives growth from stock dividends. You see, the press hid these lies about only the rich being taxed more until after the election, how very sweet of them. I advise you to reinvest your money in something such as muni bonds unless you want to lose a good portion of your retirement income.

John Harville

Were you paying attention last night. A coalition of 80 dems and goops have signed an agreement to conference and work out the solution. If it happens we will have proved that all it took was Obama getting his second term...

verdict

Yes, it wasn't a shock.
Today, the day after the votes are all cast, I woke up to Toledo 11 News on the TV saying "...the hidden taxes that neither candidate mentioned..Find out what's coming and who will be affected."
Not that I even blinked, or anything.

OSUBuckeye59

KnuckleDragger,

Please post the URL of the AP's piece. Please also read my recent posting about the fiscal cliff we're fast approaching, a cliff that both parties are pushing us to.

Contango

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Contango

@ John Harville:

"Blasphemy" against what?

4shizzle

Knuckle

More info---Show a link or something.

OSUBuckeye59

Dear Mr. President and members of Congress: As you all well know, we are headed for an end-of-year fiscal cliff, when the Budget Control Act of 2011 is set to kick in: the end of last year’s temporary payroll tax cuts (resulting in a 2% tax increase for workers), the end of certain tax breaks for businesses, shifts in the alternative minimum tax that would take a larger bite, the end of the tax cuts from 2001-2003, and the beginning of taxes related to the Affordable Care Act. At the same time, the spending cuts y'all agreed upon as part of the debt ceiling deal of 2011 will begin to go into effect. According to Barron's, over 1,000 government programs - including the defense budget and Medicare are in line for "deep, automatic cuts." But you know all this. Right? RIGHT??!!

What could y'all do? Three possible options, and again, y'all know these.
#1) Y'all could let the current policy scheduled for the beginning of 2013 – which features a number of tax increases and spending cuts that are expected to weigh heavily on growth and possibly drive the economy back into a recession – go into effect. The plus side: the deficit, as a percentage of GDP, would be cut in half.
#2) Y'all could cancel some or all of the scheduled tax increases and spending cuts, which would add to the deficit (boo!!) and increase the odds that the United States could face a crisis similar to that which is occurring in Europe. The flip side of this, of course, is that the United States' debt will continue to grow (double boo!!)
#3) Y'all could take a middle course, opting for an approach that would address the budget issues to a limited extent, but that would have a more modest impact on growth.

Is there any hope or prayer y'all might actually consider the 'C' word? Say it with me now . . . COMPROMISE! I know those of you who are Republicans want to cut spending and avoid raising taxes, while those of you who are Democrats are looking for a combination of spending cuts and tax increases. Although you both *SAY* you want to avoid the fiscal cliff, I don't know I've heard any of you utter the 'C' word the last three years. So what are y'all going to do? Wait until the eleventh hour?

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that if y'all take the middle ground – extending the Bush-era tax cuts but cancelling the automatic spending cuts – the result, in the short term, would be modest growth but no major economic hit. If the current laws slated for 2013 go into effect, the impact on the economy could be dramatic. Let me repeat that word: DRAMATIC! While the combination of higher taxes and spending cuts would reduce the deficit by an estimated $560 billion, the CBO estimates that the policies set to go into effect would cut gross domestic product (GDP) by four percentage points in 2013, sending the economy into a recession. At the same time, it predicts unemployment would rise by almost a full percentage point, with a loss of about two million jobs. A Wall St. Journal article from May 16, 2012 estimates the following impact in dollar terms: “In all, according to an analysis by J.P. Morgan economist Michael Feroli, $280 billion would be pulled out of the economy by the sunsetting of the Bush tax cuts; $125 million from the expiration of the Obama payroll-tax holiday; $40 million from the expiration of emergency unemployment benefits; and $98 billion from Budget Control Act spending cuts. In all, the tax increases and spending cuts make up about 3.5% of GDP, with the Bush tax cuts making up about half of that, according to the J.P. Morgan report.” Do I even need to remind all of you that amid an already-fragile recovery and elevated unemployment, the economy is not in a position to avoid this type of shock? The cost of your collective indecision is likely to have an effect on the economy before 2013 even begins. The CBO anticipates that a lack of resolution by y'all will cause households and businesses to begin changing their spending in anticipation of the changes, possible reducing GDP by a full half-percent in the second half of 2012.

Having said this, I'm well aware the term “cliff” indicates an immediate disaster at the beginning of 2013, the impact of the changes - while destructive over a full year - will be gradual at first. And I realize y'all have that ace up your sleeves that most people don't know exists or don't remember: *YOU* can act to change laws retroactively after the deadline. As a result, the fiscal cliff won't necessarily be an impediment to growth even if y'all don't address the issue until after 2013 has already begun. But given the crud y'all have drug us through the past 4 years, we're all raw from your combined "Rule by Constipation". So please, give us an early surprise Christmas gift and do something positive for a change: COMPROMISE!

wiredmama222

Let us all just relax...take a deep breath and hope that Boehner and company realize that Bush really screwed up. That making those tax breaks for his rich friends got us in this mess to begin with and they must go...so no, no. They are NOT getting those breaks. They are PAYING their taxes and some more to be added to assist in this time of need.

In fact, they might consider that their wallets will feel the taxes quite a bit in the near future.

As for the rest, we are going to start collecting back on those loans to the banks and those bail outs to the lenders....AIG, etc. They need to begin paying back.

We are leaving medicare and medicaid alone for now. We are bringing the troops home and considering reopening bases right here on our own shores to fortify our own shorelines. East and West Coast and perhaps the North and South as well. That can create some much needed jobs eliminated with the base closing by Clinton.

There will be more to come later.

goofus

How are you going to beat Santa Claus

2cents

We were just talking about the kids that voted for Obie, they just wanted stuff so they voted for Santa Claus, o need to pay for anything, right?

huronres1

Obummer is the Anti-Christ!!!!

The Big Dog's back

Who let the Dog out? Woof, woof woof woof.

Wald

Imagine if Romney had won! He'd probably be trying to push through pro-polygamy laws as I type this! We'd be forced to take pilgrimages to Missouri, where Mormons believe the garden of Eden is located! Thank God My Christianity has been protected!

4shizzle

And we would all have to wear 'magic underwear'(boxers or briefs?).

The Big Dog's back

Wow! Just as I predicted. Right wing world has gone bonkers.

goofus

Hoping Romney would win, I had 2 weeks in the Big Dog Ban Hammer contest!!!!

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