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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981483 Sep 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama can accept Putin's offer or go back to Congress or bomb away.
Obama's choice, Putin probably doesn't care what the fool decides...
lol! Oh, you ruskies!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981484 Sep 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
...and the hell with Congress, which will not approve the resolution???
Most foreigners have that opinion....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#981485 Sep 12, 2013
Capitol Hill Republicans are trying to stop the Obama administration from offering labor unions a sweetheart deal on ObamaCare, as the White House tries to quell a simmering rebellion from Big Labor over the health care law.

President Obama and White House officials reportedly have called union leaders to try and persuade them to tone down their complaints, pledging an accommodation. The AFL-CIO, though, on Wednesday approved a resolution anyway calling the law "highly disruptive" to union plans.

But reports have surfaced on a plan that would give union workers -- and only union workers -- subsidies to help pay for health insurance even if they're covered through their job. The purported "carve-out" could soothe the simmering discontent within Big Labor. The loyal Democratic supporters and early champions of ObamaCare say they have been slighted by the actís final regulations, which they say is pushing some employees into part-time work and threatens their health insurance plans.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981486 Sep 12, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Did you notice Ghostie was blathering on under about 6-7 different names this morning from Ashburn Va? Then switched back to yeah in HI.
lol! Really?

I'm impressed with your lack of knowledge son.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#981487 Sep 12, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Obama is a joke.
Check out this Op-Ed in the NY Times from Mr. Putin!
A Plea for Caution From Russia
What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria
By VLADIMIR V. PUTIN
Published: September 11, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/put...
Too bad Obama doesn't have the same high level of intelligence as Putin.
Why is the NYT requesting op-eds from Putin?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#981488 Sep 12, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmmmmm....... loser that's what you'd call "A democrat" son?
interesting......
It's the culture...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981489 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The error was the IMF attempting to keep Greece in the Eurozone rather than having them go bankrupt.
If you think a bankrupt Greece would not have to make disastrous cuts than you are naive.
The flaw with your article is assuming a bankrupt country will still have someone who will loan them money to keep operational. Who would that be?
lol! It's amazing how you keep rolling back to your opinions for proof son!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#981490 Sep 12, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Oh, you ruskies!
I'd love to see my President as tough with Putin as he is with conservatives on the campaign trail.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981491 Sep 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
maybe if you could get the Tea Party faithful to agree to cut some of those programs.....
seems they think they work just fine.
lol! Aint it the truth?
LCNLin

United States

#981492 Sep 12, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Privatizing Social Security: The Chilean Experience
attacking Iraq, the republican Experience
4500 dead
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981493 Sep 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i see that the conservative Brits are acting just like ours.
so they can't use Britain for an example.
lol! They're doing a lot of hand wringing and butt squeezing!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#981494 Sep 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so where would i find 'thoughts of my own'?
A mindless observation sonicmoron - but the view into a tormented mind was worth the read.

It's the culture....
LCNLin

United States

#981495 Sep 12, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you kidding me? The Greeks couldn't give their government any more of their money to be taken care of them from cradle to grave.
Austerity was the only alternative. It's what happens when you don't pay heed to the warning "The government can give and the government can take away." It's what happens when the government runs out of other people's money.
Obama wants us to become another Greece.
Authority on Greece...

who was surprise that
Hitler had a dark side
LOL
LCNLin

United States

#981496 Sep 12, 2013
flack wrote:
A 50-something year old Muslim man arrived at his seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn't want the seat. The seat was next to an elderly white woman reading her Bible. Disgusted, the man said, "I cannot sit here next to this infidel!" then summoned the flight attendant, demanding a new seat. The flight attendant responded, "Let me see if I can find another seat. "After checking, the flight attendant returned and stated "There are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class. "The flight attendant returned, stating "The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, however there is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an UNPLEASANT person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class." Before the irate Muslim man could say anything, the attendant gestured to the elderly woman and said, "Therefore, m'am, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn't want you to sit next to an unpleasant person." Passengers in the seats nearby began to applaud while some gave a standing ovation. I say, can I get an Amen to that!
Your point is what?
You post all day long and may be on welfare?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981497 Sep 12, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Privatizing Social Security: The Chilean Experience
lol! Cons would REALLY be popular with everyone if bushie boy had succeeded!
LCNLin

United States

#981498 Sep 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh really? You dittoheads are applauding Putin and imagine Russia to be some sort of Utopia!! I wish one of you dolts would go live there and see how long before you end up in a Siberian gulag for opening your mouth, or given poison tea that eats your face off.
Idiots.
some of the trolls now come out as Russians
LCNLin

United States

#981499 Sep 12, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Really?
I'm impressed with your lack of knowledge son.
Republicans confused and divided, outside of attacking what ever President Obama accomplishes they have no voice!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#981500 Sep 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
So, what's your solution for Greece, economic genius?
Your thoughts only, cut-and-paste will be ignored.
my thoughts? so you want me to act like i know what i'm talking about concerning a subject i haven't been schooled to fully understand?

but that's what keeps getting you conservatives in trouble.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981501 Sep 12, 2013
flack wrote:
PRIVATE ACCOUNTS ARE ALREADY WORKING IN TEXAS
March 16, 2005
Private Social Security accounts are already working in Texas and have been for the past 25 years, say observers.
In 1981, federal law allowed municipal government workers to opt-out of Social Security and replace it with private retirement accounts. Galveston County, Texas, decided overwhelmingly to pursue a locally controlled system of private accounts, called the "Alternate Plan."
Under the plan the county withholds about six percent of each employee's salary for retirement; that money, along with a partial match by the county, is invested in personal accounts for each participating employee. The remaining county match covers the cost of disability and life insurance policies for employees, which also pay benefits much higher than those offered by Social Security. It has had remarkable results:
From 1982 through 1997, the rate of return on funds invested in the Galveston plan has averaged 8.6 percent, a return more than four times greater than Social Security.
County workers earning slightly more than $17,000 a year can retire at age 65 with a monthly payment of $1,285 compared with $782 a month under Social Security.
Workers earning $51,263 a year could retire at age 65 with a monthly benefit of $3,846 compared to $1,540 under Social Security.
Even under the relatively low "guaranteed rate of return" in the Galveston plan gives a yield of 4.24 percent, more than double the return for Social Security.
lol! So..... what does look like 8 years later?

Because the less than 9% is lower than investing in the stock market.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#981502 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is the NYT requesting op-eds from Putin?
Perhaps because Putin is running US foreign policy.

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