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Obama's Suggestion Box Already in Business

By Michael D. Shear
On the very day that President Obama proposed in his radio and Internet address a virtual suggestion box for government employees to help save taxpayer money, he got one.

"Stop spending trillions of taxpayer dollars," offered Antonia Ferrier. She happens to be a spokeswoman for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio).

That's probably not what the president was hoping to hear.

In his address, Obama said that he is looking "for ideas from the bottom up. After all, Americans across the country know that the best ideas often come from workers - not just management."

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POLICIES, 'BLACK OPS' JUSTIFIED UNDER BUSH DOJ 'TORTURE MEMOS' REMAIN ACTIVE...

DOING GREAT HARM TO INNOCENT AMERICANS AND TO THE RULE OF LAW.

YOU MUST ACT NOW, BEFORE THE 'END GAME' IS PLAYED OUT.


President Obama does not yet seem to be cognizant of a frightening reality -- that the Bush "torture memos" were used to justify "programs of personal destruction" that REMAIN IN PLACE ON HIS WATCH.

Obama must come to realize that federal agencies and commands have enabled the ONGOING covert microwave radiation weapons torture and physical degradation of U.S. citizens deemed undesirables, mental defectives and dissidents...

...as well as the nationwide GPS-enabled "community gang stalking" of U.S. citizens, who are hunted down like prey by citizen vigilante goons as "target" vehicles and implanted GPS devices enter the "crown of evil" GPS screen grid of the gang-stalkers.

It appears that Obama and most centrists/liberals/progressives have yet to realize that the "war on terror" appears to have been a premeditated pretext for an American genocide/politicide -- a horrific silent holocaust that has destroyed, and continues to destroy, untold thousands, if not millions, of American families and no doubt has contributed to economic tumult.

What has been happened since the dawning of the Bush administration has turned a just society into the "US of KKK-A" (now, who said that?), as harsh and impolitic as that sounds.

And the 21st century version of the Klan -- an American Gestapo -- remains on the march -- hiding behind covert federal "programs of personal financial destruction" and federally-funded community policing and town watch programs co-sponsored by local law enforcement nationwide. And you thought the "permanent Republican majority" putsch was dead? It just took up residence in town halls and police and fire departments across the nation.

President Obama must act immediately to restore American civil and human rights -- because each day he delays, the forces running these programs, the forces who will resist whatever "change" his presidency offers, are one day closer to making it impossible him to fulfill the "hope" he still embodies.

For more on "Gestapo USA" and why team Obama must move immediately to dismantle the Bush-Cheney- era "extrajudicial punishment network"...

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 26, 2009 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Give me a Friggin BREAK!

Like every other STUNT this Clown has pulled;

after culling the suggestions;

Members of his Support Groups will have their suggestions read, and guess what?:

O'Bomba-Nation will declare he now has a "Mandate" to help them!

Meanwhile, out of some 40,000 Letters already trying to get through at the White House;

THE JERK READS 10!

Posted by: SAINT---The | April 26, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Yet another article about a web site WITHOUT a link to the site. Wake up, WaPo techies!

Posted by: patinlaurel | April 26, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

The USA is the most "fund giving" country on the planet which helps with many disasters.

Surely it comes as no surprise that "skimming" of those funds given, (particularly through A.I.D.), begins at the top echelons of the receiving governments enriching the "rulers" of these foreign countries.

I suggest all aid (funds) of any kind be "tied" - that is to say: Money will come to your country, not in the form of 'grants' but it will be 'tied'. Meaning, all dollars donated to the country in need must be spent for goods and services from the U.S.A. This will phase out a certain amount of corruption and help immeasureably unemployment in the U.S.A.

Posted by: rbsher | April 26, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Nice of the president to look to the little guy for suggestions. Those government employees with radical, perhaps controversial, cost savings suggestions need to know that Mr. President has their back.

Posted by: HizrLady | April 26, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse

How about a big fat tax on all bonuses that exceed $100,000. It can be graduated - every $ of $100,000 gets taxed at 50%. Every $ over $1 million gets taxed at 70%. And every dollar over $5 million gets taxed at 99%. Such will still create incentive to work hard but will put a damper on some of the shenanigans that have been occurring over the last 8 years in the financial sector.

Posted by: WPL22 | April 26, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Cut all the czars and other extraneous personnel (non Congressionally appointed) from the WH Staff. Use your existing Cabinet as all other Presidents have.

Cut all farm subsidies.

Means test for Social Security and Medicard benefits.

Lease your ears for a wind turbine on the White House grounds.

Posted by: Curmudgeon10 | April 26, 2009 7:15 AM | Report abuse

My suggestion is to close the Federal Reserve Private bank and give control of our money creation back to the Treasury. Use President Kennedy's Executive Order 11110 (still existent, but unused) to immediately begin printing and distributing Lincoln's non-debt Silver Certificate Dollars. Chasing the Banking Cartel out of our monetary system has already been done 5 times in the Past. Kennedy's EO was the sixth effort, sadly unsuccessful. see the internet film on Google or You Tube "The Money Masters".
Learn why the Fed is a scam at : http://www.themoneymasters.com/faqs.htm

and see the results of a Senate investigation which found that the Banking Cartel Families DO own the Fed. A list of corporation which they also own and control such as General Motors and Sun Life is included. [ http://www.save-a-patriot.org/files/view/whofed.html ]

Posted by: vcompton | April 26, 2009 5:33 AM | Report abuse

My suggestion is to close the Federal Reserve Private bank and give control of our money creation back to the Treasury. Use President Kennedy's Executive Order 11110 (still existent, but unused) to immediately begin printing and distributing Lincoln's non-debt Silver Certificate Dollars. Chasing the Banking Cartel out of our monetary system has already been done 5 times in the Past. Kennedy's EO was the sixth effort, sadly unsuccessful. see the internet film on Google or You Tube "The Money Masters".
Learn why the Fed is a scam at : http://www.themoneymasters.com/faqs.htm

and see the results of a Senate investigation which found that the Banking Cartel Families DO own the Fed. A list of corporation which they also own and control such as General Motors and Sun Life is included. [ http://www.save-a-patriot.org/files/view/whofed.html ]

Posted by: vcompton | April 26, 2009 5:30 AM | Report abuse

Michael D. Shear article: Obama's Suggestion Box Already in Business. When she quoted Antonia Ferrier, the spokeswoman for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio):

"Stop spending trillions of taxpayer dollars,"

To me it seems like lazy journalism. It is predictable and not surprising that Antonia Ferrier would respond in that way.

And then Shear made a simplistic statement:

“That's probably not what the president was hoping to hear.”

Why is this news worthy?

Journalist like Michael D. Shear remind me of Michael Cassio in William Shakespeare tragedy Othello, the Moor of Venice. I see the Republicans with the same attitude like Iago. Naturally, Obama is Othello. Desdemona metaphorically, is the Presidency of the United State.

I leave the rest to your imagination.

Uanu UK

Posted by: uanuseshmi | April 26, 2009 2:03 AM | Report abuse

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