Say the CEO of a major company aparently lied to shareholders about a project that blew up in his face, would you trust an investigative report from the board of directors where a majority are on record as being in full support of the CEO.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:44
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - Now tell me, who got punished for the 1983 bombing of the US barracks in Beirut that killed 241 US personnel? And who got punished for the over 3000 that died in the Twin Tower attack? Or all the embassy attacks during Bush?Republicans try to blame and punish folks from the other party but rarely want to punish their own, huh?[/quote]
I say investigate them all. If convicted, punish them to the fullest extent of the law. That goes for the idiots with D's and the idiots with R's. You with me?posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:37
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - One thing that glares out to me is the fact that republicans are so swift to blame Obama for Benghazi but I noticed they went along with cutting $224 million more from embassy security.[/quote]
There has been State Department personel testify that those budget cuts had NOTHING to do with the lack of security for the embassy. Try again. Obama and Hillary both have said that the buck stops with them. I guess they meant when that buck is not covered in the blood of 4 Americans.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:31
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - I do see a problem with the gubbermint were to use that information in an attempt to ration health care, but that would more likely happen under a Republican administration than a Democratic one.[/quote]
You actually believe that the Democrats care about you? Really? Dude, they don't give a fuzzy rats behind about you and yours. Just like the Republicans, they will do ANYTHING to gain power. If that means throwing you, me, my mama, their mamas under the bus, they would do it with a song in their little black hearts.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:23
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - The gubbermint already has your financial information from required financial filings and the monitoring of financial transactions. The latter was put into place to detect money laundering by drug dealers and by organized crime. The private sector has most of your personal information already. If you want to verify its accuracy, submit a request to LexisNexis for a Full File Disclosure package in accordance with Section 609 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The gubbermint already has medical[/quote]
Yes, yes, the Federal government has been setting us up for several decades.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:19
[quote][b]Pfunk[/b] - No, their panties are in a bunch because of corruption and abuse of power that had a very negative and hurtful impact on innocent tax payers. [/quote]
But, why are their panties not in a bunch over things like Benghazi, IRS, NSA, F&F, and the many other examples of abuse of power and corruption that have come from the Obama administration from the start?
Cannot their panties be in a bunch about more than one thing at a time?posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:13
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - Ah yes the liberal media that is controlled by corporations owned by rich conservatives. Yep, the media that fawned all over Christie and his presidential aspirations before the bridge fiasco prompted more attention to the "pro quid quo" type of governing that New Jersey is famous for. [/quote]
Conservatives do not support Christie. He is not even close to being conservative.
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - And still trying to tie it with Benghazi. Pitiful. Your one trick pony died last year and you're still beating it.[/quote]
Not exactly. I was tying in with the obvious bias of the media. Just because Christie has an "R" behind his name, the media will crusify him for something far less discusting than what has been done by the President and other government officials, who happen to have a "D" behind their names.
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - Bridgegate, Developegate, and what other scandals will we learn about when the media finally does it's job of vetting a governor's corrupt staff which might, possibly, point back to the bully boy himself.[/quote]
They seem to have plenty of time to dive into these scandles as they are not now, nor have they ever done their jobs when it comes to Benghazi, Fast and Furious, NSA, IRS, constant over reaches of power, etc, etc..posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:10
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - You mean that four day traffic jam on the busiest bridge in the world? The one that delayed EMS response to emergency calls, endangering people's lives? The one that impacted commerce, because people couldn't get to their jobs? The one that delayed school buses getting to their schools until 10 to 12 noon, impacting the kids education? The one with all the lawsuits brewing? The one that has conspirators pleading the 5th, because of potential violations of federal law? The one that didn't e[/quote]
Yes, I don't like Christie either, my post was the about the obvious hypocrocy of the left and the MSM, and it is obvious. I would love for this to end his national political career.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:01
Boiled down: The Federal Government doesn't work.
I agree and cannot, for the life of me, understand why so many want the Federal government to be in charge of more an more of our daily lives.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 09:39
The States have the right and responsibility to nulify this and any other Federal law that they deem unconstitutional. That is the REAL American system of government that the Feds have tried to poo-poo and sweep under the rug for over a century.
The last major nulification push was just prior to the Civil War, when several Northern states nullified the Federal Fugitive Slave Law.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 08:58
Christie is a big government statist, much like Obama, but, because he has an "R" after his name, the media gets its collective panties in a bunch about a traffic jam. Perhaps there wouldn't be such outrage if he had left four Americans to die is some dusty country, or, given bunches of guns to some Mexican drug thugs.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 08:46
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - Health care should not be free market, but what we have had has not been free market since the patient is kept from participation in the commerce of health care by both insurance companies and providers.[/quote]
You admit that healthcare hasn't been a free market, but, somehow know that it shouldn't be a free market?posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 08:41
[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - To hear the right wing commenters, the conservatives and the Republicans, labor unions are the cause of this nation's downfall.[/quote]
Not correct. Out of control, illegal growth of the Federal Government is the cause of the nations downfall. I have no problem with unions as long as membership/ payment of dues is up to the worker and not forced upon him/her by government decree.
[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - Postal workers/government employees have as much right to a union as anyone else.[/quote]
Even FDR was against public sector unions. On of the few areas where I agree with him.posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 08:38
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - I'm curious, please give me your definition of the "needy"? [/quote]
Those who CANNOT aquire some sort of needed item or service on their own.
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - Also please tell me if you think giving your money, sorry, the government taking your money and giving it to the wealthy is a correct act?[/quote]
I am against all forms of government redistribution of wealth. For the record, my definition of redistribution of wealth is giving payments when a good or service, to the government, is not recieved in return.
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - The James Gang were killers who kept much of the money and also gave some away.[/quote]
How does that not describe the Federal government?
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - Your money "taken" by the Government is also spent on many things, with a small portion going to the ones in need, yet somehow you relate this to murderers taking a large portion of a banks money and keeping most of it and giving some to a few in need.[/quote]
The lions share of the Federal budget is for redistributive programs. (Medicare/aid, SS, Farm Bill, etc) I don't know about you, but, the Feds take a large portion of my money.
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - As you know, we live in a good country with good people. Many people, maybe yourself too, love to say that they are patriotic Americans yet do nothing for their country and complain when some of their money is taxed to help keep the country working. [/quote]
I don't complain about being taxed to pay for legitimate functions of govenment. I do not count redistribution of wealth as a legitimate function of government.
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - Are there some people on 'welfare' cheating the government? Of course there is but why throw the baby out with the bathwater in eliminating the safety net for the millions of working or once-working people and families over a few cheaters?[/quote]
It is not about cheaters. It is about what the Federal Government is tasked to do. It is not tasked to build "safety nets" for people. It was not designed for such things, and it is simply not up to the task of such things. There is a very small list of things that the Feds are supposed to do, nowhere among them is charity.
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - I want to be wealthy and have been working to achieve it for almost 40 years, but people with millions of dollars really don't need any tax breaks or tax money given to them or their corporations. Do they?[/quote]
I don't understand why you harp on this. I am on board. I don't like for the Government to redistribute wealth, that goes for the poor as well as the rich.posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:57
[quote][b]Normaltown yellow dog[/b] - A working man or woman voting GOP is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders[/quote]
You really think there is a dimes worth of difference between the "R's" and the "D"s? That is so cute!!!
Let me let you in on a little secret. Carter doesn't give a crap about you or your life. He really doesn't. No more than Deal. He wants power and will lie to you with a straight face to get it.posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 10:54
[quote][b]saywhatneedstobesaid[/b] - If you think the republicans are all for the middle class and not the rich you have let your hatred of Obama blind you.[/quote]
If you think ANY person in government is for the middle class, you are fooling yourself. They want power. They will lie to the rich, the middle class, and the poor to get it. They care for themselves. That goes for Obama, Deal, Carter, Nunn, Broun, etc.posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 10:49
Obama: "If you like your privacy, you can keep your privacy, Period!"posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 10:09
The cartoon would have been better if the ball, with ACA written on it, was a basket ball. Why? Because a basket ball doesn't belong on a football field, much like the ACA doesn't belong in America.posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 10:04
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - So, Granny Mankiller and Famer GA, thanks for supplying facts to the dis...oh wait, you didn't, you just gave me reasons why you don't want your money going to the needy but have no problem giving it to the wealthy.
And Farmer, the answer to your question is "No", yet, you seem to have no problem with the present time of 2014 where banks will lie to both its customers and the government so they can steal from both parties to make themselves richer. Is that your moral compass? [/quote]
As per usual, you read things, in my posts, that are not there. Where did I say that I had no problem giving my money to the wealthy? Where?
Where did I say it was OK for banks to lie to customers to cheat them? Where?
So, if bank robbery is not a moral act, even though some of that money may be given to those in need and would certainly put that money into the economy, why are you so keen on the Federal Government taking from private citizens to do the same thing?
And, BTW, I don't have a problem with my money going to the needy, I just have a problem with the Government TAKING it. I give freely to the needy all of the time.posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 09:56
[quote][b]Logical[/b] - The jobless recovery has puzzled everyone from Nobel Prize winning economists to the Right Wing Conservatives that still believe in the Magic Fairy of Trickle Down Economics.[/quote]
There is no puzzle. The "Jobless recovery" is a direct result of Federal intervention. Federal intervention is why the Great Depression lasted for years longer than it would have if the economy was left to heal on its own. We keep trying the same, heavy handed, Federal BS and we keep getting the same sluggish economic growth.posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 09:26
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - I am going to guess that just about every dollar giving to a person or family in need goes right back into the economy,[/quote]
You know, the James Gang in MO, just after the Civil War, would steal from banks and give much of it to the people in their community. That means that the money went from being locked up in a bank to working in the economy. Does that make bank robbery a moral act?posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 09:22
I weep for our nation.posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 07:43
There are so many factual errors that this article cannot be taken as true in any way. For example:
(Did we mention that more than 50 percent of Congress earns more than $1 million a year?)
Not true, over 50% of Congress have a net worth of over $1 million. That is very different than making $1 million a year.
In fact, it has been: Back in 2009, soon after the start of the Great Recession, when circumstances were more dire and unemployment was higher than now
Misleading at best, They are stupid enough to take government numbers at face value. They don't seem to realize that our workforce has reduced in number to the same level as the late 70's. As those people fall out of the workforce, they are no longer counted as unemployeed.
such as meaningful investment in job creation.
What do these people call "meaningful investment"? Illegally using TARP to bail out the auto industry, or, the more than $1 trillion in stimulus for "shovel ready jobs" that were not there?
We have seen that Federal intervention doesn't work and, actually, does damage. It is time for the Feds to back off and let the economy heal.posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 07:31
[quote][b]Pfunk[/b] - So states should have the right to deny people their constitutional rights? I haven't read that part of the constitution either.[/quote]
Actually, there is no constitutional right to marry, but, if the States open up a privledge for some, it must be open for all. That is what equal protection means.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 14:09
[quote][b]gman129[/b] - States have all rights not found in the Constitution, there is no mention of the requirements of those to be married in the Constitution. Maybe you should read it. You might be amazed what you will not find in it.[/quote]
That is true, but, under the Constitution all citizens are afforded equal protection under the law.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 14:05
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