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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#938034 Jul 4, 2013
Reverand Al wrote:
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Flori-DUH! Or is it Shining Electron, Stoneman, Easyeed, Waxman, or one of a thousand other turkey names you hide behind.
You see, it don't matter. Because no matter how many names you use, you always come off as STUPID.
Woo Hoo Hoo!
As you post with the name "Reverand" Al, mental weakling...

By the way, I never posted as any of the people you listed, and am not any of them, you paranoid Democrat retard freak.

Also - next time you post, spell Reverend correctly, OK Democrat moron?

Later - I'm saying good night to the loony bin here with the DemoK-Rats. Freaks!
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#938035 Jul 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>republicans want the 'employer mandate',because Big Insurers want it , but it is President Obama WHO delayed its implementation to help American small businesses; an early patriotic 4th of July gift from our President Barack Obama to American small businesses and to our struggling Main Street market economy in a death battle with Wall Street Capitalist America.
Night, Johnny!
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#938036 Jul 4, 2013
Cway wrote:
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America's most dangerous enemies are the chimp-bots... programmed to vote for leaders who lie us into unnecessary wars. Good for Raytheon and Haliburton.
Killing U.S. soldiers for profit... it's the Republican way.
later, Grey Boast. Stop mooching off you kids, OK?
Cway

United States

#938037 Jul 4, 2013
Hey, Chimp-bots, tell us once more how Vietnam was such "a noble endeavor". Isn't that what Ronnie Boy said?

Yes, the "Bell telephone hour" and "helicopter interrogation" were such noble deeds.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#938038 Jul 4, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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Republicans Oppose Social Security and Medicare?
they Should because the Liberals on the SCOTUS ruled that there is no Constitutional Right to Social Security or even Medicare because of the simple fact that both are based on a tax as stated in the case of Flemming v. Nestor in 1960.

Social Security’s Sham Guarantee

By Michael D. Tanner

May 29, 2005

How many times during the recent debate over Social Security reform have you heard someone refer to Social Security’s “guaranteed benefit”? The AARP says “Social Security is the guaranteed part of your retirement plan.” Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House, touts the system’s “guaranteed retirement benefit.” The liberal activist group ProtectYourCheck.org , headed by former Clinton chief of staff Harold Ickes, is running ads calling Social Security “a guarantee you earned.”

But Social Security benefits are not guaranteed.

They are not guaranteed legally because workers have no contractual or property rights to any benefits whatsoever. In two landmark cases, Flemming v. Nestor and Helvering v. Davis, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Social Security taxes are not contributions or savings, but simply taxes, and that Social Security benefits are simply a government spending program, no different than, say, farm price supports. Congress and the president may change, reduce, or even eliminate benefits at any time.

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/s...

Is There a Right to Social Security?

By Michael D. Tanner

November 25, 1998

You worked hard your whole life and paid thousands of dollars in Social Security taxes. Now it’s time to retire. You’re legally entitled to Social Security benefits, right? Wrong. There is no legal right to Social Security, and that is one of the considerations that may decide the coming debate over Social Security reform.

Many people believe that Social Security is an “earned right.” That is, they think that because they have paid Social Security taxes, they are entitled to receive Social Security benefits. The government encourages that belief by referring to Social Security taxes as “contributions,” as in the Federal Insurance Contribution Act. However, in the 1960 case of Fleming v. Nestor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers have no legally binding contractual rights to their Social Security benefits, and that those benefits can be cut or even eliminated at any time.

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/i...

Warren Court(Liberal Majority 1953 - 1969)

The Warren Court refers to the Supreme Court of the United States between 1953 and 1969, when Earl Warren served as Chief Justice. Warren led a liberal majority that used judicial power in dramatic fashion, to the consternation of conservative opponents. The Warren Court expanded civil rights, civil liberties, judicial power, and the federal power in dramatic ways.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Court

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#938039 Jul 4, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
On Easter Sunday, President Barack Obama went to services at St. John's Episcopal Church, where the Rev. Luis Leon preached a 15-minute sermon on the Gospel of John, chapter 20.
If I'm not mistaken, that's the same church past presidents have attended while in office.

Where was he supposed to go? Rev. Wright's church?

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Cway

United States

#938040 Jul 4, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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As you post with the name "Reverand" Al, mental weakling...
By the way, I never posted as any of the people you listed, and am not any of them, you paranoid Democrat retard freak.
Also - next time you post, spell Reverend correctly, OK Democrat moron?
Later - I'm saying good night to the loony bin here with the DemoK-Rats. Freaks!
So long, Shiny, Stoneboy, Easyeed or whatever the hell you call yourself.

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Cway

United States

#938042 Jul 4, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>they Should because the Liberals on the SCOTUS ruled that there is no Constitutional Right to Social Security or even Medicare because of the simple fact that both are based on a tax as stated in the case of Flemming v. Nestor in 1960.
Social Security’s Sham Guarantee
By Michael D. Tanner
May 29, 2005
How many times during the recent debate over Social Security reform have you heard someone refer to Social Security’s “guaranteed benefit”? The AARP says “Social Security is the guaranteed part of your retirement plan.” Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House, touts the system’s “guaranteed retirement benefit.” The liberal activist group ProtectYourCheck.org , headed by former Clinton chief of staff Harold Ickes, is running ads calling Social Security “a guarantee you earned.”
But Social Security benefits are not guaranteed.
They are not guaranteed legally because workers have no contractual or property rights to any benefits whatsoever. In two landmark cases, Flemming v. Nestor and Helvering v. Davis, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Social Security taxes are not contributions or savings, but simply taxes, and that Social Security benefits are simply a government spending program, no different than, say, farm price supports. Congress and the president may change, reduce, or even eliminate benefits at any time.
http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/s...
Is There a Right to Social Security?
By Michael D. Tanner
November 25, 1998
You worked hard your whole life and paid thousands of dollars in Social Security taxes. Now it’s time to retire. You’re legally entitled to Social Security benefits, right? Wrong. There is no legal right to Social Security, and that is one of the considerations that may decide the coming debate over Social Security reform.
Many people believe that Social Security is an “earned right.” That is, they think that because they have paid Social Security taxes, they are entitled to receive Social Security benefits. The government encourages that belief by referring to Social Security taxes as “contributions,” as in the Federal Insurance Contribution Act. However, in the 1960 case of Fleming v. Nestor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers have no legally binding contractual rights to their Social Security benefits, and that those benefits can be cut or even eliminated at any time.
http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/i...
Warren Court(Liberal Majority 1953 - 1969)
The Warren Court refers to the Supreme Court of the United States between 1953 and 1969, when Earl Warren served as Chief Justice. Warren led a liberal majority that used judicial power in dramatic fashion, to the consternation of conservative opponents. The Warren Court expanded civil rights, civil liberties, judicial power, and the federal power in dramatic ways.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Court
Yawn...

(Another GOP cut-n-paste.)

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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#938043 Jul 4, 2013
Cway wrote:
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What else does God tell you in these imaginary dialogues you have with him?
God - considered "the source" of all things including common sense - doesn't have to tell me. I have some.

Wish more did.

I'm tired of the PC insanity.

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Shiningelectron

United States

#938044 Jul 4, 2013
I just ordered a woman made out of strawberry jelly.

It' the best I can do. You know I'm weird.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#938045 Jul 4, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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"...Zimmerman's injuries were not consistent with having his head "slammed" " means what? That he injured himself to fake it?
The Prosecution has been scraping the bottom of the barrel for anything to make Eric Racist Holder happy but all for naught so far.
Don't kill the messenger. What it means, ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER...not me, is that Zimmerman may have lied when he said Trayvon slammed his head repeatedly.

Medical Examiner: "The injuries are so minor and to me, slamming implies great force." She also said the injuries to Zimmerman were consistent with just "one impact" not several.

The jury will have to decide how to weigh that testimony. Unlike you, they will not sweep it under the rug. See, I have no dog in this fight. I don't care if Zimmerman is guilty or innocent which means I can keep an open mind and observe the proceedings without prejudging the outcome. You'd be surprised by what you learn when you see the whole picture.

And, just for the record, I find your reference to Eric Holder idiotic and pathetic.

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Waxman

United States

#938046 Jul 4, 2013
Shiningelectron, curse you. You have stolen the woman of my dreams. I challenge you to a duel.

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Shiningelectron

United States

#938047 Jul 4, 2013
A duel it shall be.

Water balloons at ten paces. If you hit me, it will be the first bath I've taken in weeks.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#938048 Jul 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>republicans want the 'employer mandate',because Big Insurers want it , but it is President Obama WHO delayed its implementation to help American small businesses; an early patriotic 4th of July gift from our President Barack Obama to American small businesses and to our struggling Main Street market economy in a death battle with Wall Street Capitalist America.
UnitedHealth Group, CIGNA, and Aetna bowed out of being included in California's insurance exchange.

Uh-oh. The same insurance companies who were supposed to keep providing insurance under ObamaCare. Now what?

Maybe California has a chain of Walgreen's who will be diagnosing and treating chronic illnesses under ObamaCare elsewhere.

Whew.

Say, did you know the promise Obama made about being able to keep your own doctor is going to cost you big time?

No, you probably didn't.

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#938049 Jul 4, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Hi Moron. How long did it take you to create an email address and then register on Topix with that email address just to vent your hate & frustration on an individual?
Was it worth it?
You must have a ton of time on your hands.
You're kidding, right?

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LCN Llin

United States

#938050 Jul 4, 2013
Republicans are not only shocked after President Obama took the air out of their balloon, but has left John Boehner swinging blindly at the air with his big 2014 issue gone.

After the White House announced that they were delaying the employer mandate until 2015, Speaker Boehner could only say,“The president’s health care law is already raising costs and costing jobs. This announcement means even the Obama administration knows the ‘train wreck’ will only get worse. I hope the administration recognizes the need to release American families from the mandates of this law as well. This is a clear acknowledgment that the law is unworkable, and it underscores the need to repeal the law and replace it with effective, patient-centered reforms.”

What is this replacement plan that Boehner was speaking of? None of the previous nearly 40 attempts to repeal Obamacare contained a replacement plan. Last year, Republicans admitted that they had no plan to replace Obamacare. Their plan is, was, and always has been to repeal Obamacare. There is no plan to replace anything. Boehner’s desperation after losing the main issue that Republicans were hoping to campaign on is so complete that he has retreated back to their 2010 campaign slogan of repeal and replace.

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Shiningelectron

United States

#938051 Jul 4, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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And, just for the record, I find your reference to Eric Holder idiotic and pathetic.
I resent being called pathetic and an idiot. The pathetic part simply isn't true. DOH!

Since: Jun 13

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#938052 Jul 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Why do you object if Galt prefers to purchase a policy with a high annual deductible, say $5K or $10K, something not allowed under ObamaKKKare?
Possibly no claims, ever, but protection against a huge bill.
Do you have zero deductible on other insurance?
Agreed, Obamacare may need tweaked. The problem is that your Republican friends will not work cooperatively to fix it, their only interest is to kill it. You surely will concede that.
So if it's all or nothing, the ball is in the right wing court.

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LCN Llin

United States

#938053 Jul 4, 2013
The media always parrots the Republican talking point that Obamacare is unpopular. but something totally different happens when people are polled about the individual parts of the healthcare law. It turns out that people like what Obamacare does. What they don’t like is the term Obamacare. Republicans have successfully turned Obamacare into a bad word, but people really like the idea of healthcare reform. That’s why John Boehner has to talk about repeal and replace instead of just repeal.

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LCN Llin

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#938054 Jul 4, 2013
The fact that Republicans keep claiming that they will replace Obamacare undercuts their argument that the healthcare reform is so unpopular that it should just be done away with. If the law is really that unpopular, why are Republicans pretending to replace it? The answer is that the American people support healthcare reform.

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