"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).
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#65686 Nov 26, 2012
leftwingers always say one thing and claim it means sumfin else wonder why they dont speaka da engalisha maybe its the only way they can convey thyeir message to their constituents, maybe its a new language called dumbassanese
#65687 Nov 26, 2012
You are correct. We have seen no improvement in society since the welfare state was enacted, in fact we have seen more people become dependent on government to exist. To continue these programs which only enable the losers in this country would be insanity.
It seems that the illegal population in this country has no problem finding employment. Maybe if we discontinued the freebies to those who are not working, then maybe American citizens will find it in themselves to fill these positions instead of the illegal population. Or STARVE ... either way the working taxpayer would be better off.
#65688 Nov 26, 2012
No, don't want to eliminate programs for all Americans, just anti-Americans like liberal democraps,
#65689 Nov 26, 2012
the magnetic pole is moving but it isn't anywhere near dc. it's actually moving towards russia and it's rate of movement has increased dramatically in the last decade.
this has implications on a very grand scale.
edgar cayce prophecied this back in the early 1900s before science even had an inkling.
#65690 Nov 26, 2012
This is the most narcisstic post on here since your last one!
#65691 Nov 26, 2012
you lost dumbass, get over it.
#65692 Nov 26, 2012
Oh my goodness, wtf just crawled out of his hole, poked his head around and realized the outhouse door was open. He went back down for breakfast.
#65693 Nov 26, 2012
On your Mom.
#65695 Nov 26, 2012
We haven't been since Reaganomics, wages for people who actually WORK for a living have stagnated or reversed in the last 30 years while corporations profit have soared.
So much for the "trickle down" theory.
Tax cuts create U.S, jobs theory.
"Free" trade creates U.S. jobs theory.
Self regulation is good for business theory.
But after 30 years of dismal failure, teabaggers keep insisting that square peg WILL fit into that round hole.
Teabaggers instead blame the victims, not the culprit.
#65696 Nov 26, 2012
kymi hows it goin
#65697 Nov 26, 2012
Heres your libotard business style,'if you won't give us all your money, we will bring down the ship', the only problem is, you libotards are on that ship, just like the libotards in Washington trying to bring down the whole country just to get a couple more dollars from those that are smart enough to get rich.
Good job at Hostess! I say, shut down all heavily unionized plants and businesses! The real workers will take the jobs and let the union slobs eat road kill.
And here’s what you won't hear the unions ever talk about:
--Hostess paid out almost $100 million in health benefits for retirees last year, but over half of it covered workers who never had worked at Hostess. The Teamsters’ onerous and antiquated “multi-employer pension plan” foists the pension obligations of a bankrupt company on to the balance sheets of surviving rivals—ensuring a steady death spiral in any declining industry. A similar “MEPP” almost killed YRC, one of the largest trucking companies.
--Union rules forced Hostess to run separate truck fleets for delivering bread vs. sweets. A sweets driver, serving a 7-11 store, was forbidden from restocking shelves with breads already delivered and waiting in the back—he had to call for a bread driver to swing by and handle.
--The union restrictions on the 5,500 distribution routes at Hostess made it unprofitable to serve tiny outlets, yet Hostess was barred from using smaller, sleeker—and non-union—distributors.
--Workers were asked to take an 8% pay cut and pay 17% of their health-care costs instead of zero. Welcome to the club, guys. For this, they would have received 25% ownership of Hostess plus $100 million of Hostess debt to be paid back to the unions.
But the bakers wouldn’t budge.
In the months ahead a chop-shop or food giant may resurrect various Hostess brands, but those 36 plants are shuttered, those 18,500 jobs are gone for good. The union preferred to picket while an 85-year-old company suffocated ... rather than risk having to face inevitable demands for similar concessions at other employers across the country.
Those demands will be forthcoming, anyway, because, as President Obama likes to say in slapping the rich with higher taxes, the math doesn’t work. The only questions are which union will be next, and whether anyone reasonable (or sane) will be listening.
Even a parasite is smart enough to know not to kill its host. In the case of unions, the presence of such preternatural intelligence isn’t yet readily apparent.
Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/investing/2012/11/...
#65698 Nov 26, 2012
goin great! having fun showing the libotards just how dumb they are.
#65700 Nov 26, 2012
Perhaps the blame should be placed on the top level and the bottom level.The top take advantage,and the bottom is so indoctrinated they continue to vote and love the top,?Only problem this time is the top is just not capable of handling the problems.Sneaky,liar,cover up,take advantage,yes,truthfulness,nev er.
#65702 Nov 26, 2012
•1935: Almost all Republicans in Congress opposed the creation of Social Security.
•1939: 75% of Republicans in Senate try to kill legislation providing Social Security benefits to dependents and survivors as well as retired workers.
•1950: 79% of the Republicans in the House and 89% of Senate Republicans voted against disability insurance to defeat it.
•1956: 86% of Republicans in Senate oppose disability insurance.
•1961: Ronald Reagan tried to prevent Social Security implementation.
•1964: George H.W. Bush: Described Medicare in 1964 as “socialized medicine.”
•1964: Republican Barry Goldwater ““Having given our pensioners their medical care in kind, why not food baskets, why not public housing accommodations, why not vacation resorts, why not a ration of cigarettes for those who smoke and of beer for those who drink.”
•1965: 93% of Republicans in House and 62 percent in Senate voted to kill Medicare again.
•1981: President Ronald Regan and Republicans cut $24 billion from Social Security.
•1981: 99% of Republicans in the House and 98% in the Senate voted for legislation containing $22 billion in Social Security and Medicare cuts.
•1982: President Ronald Reagan and Senate Republicans proposed $40 billion in benefit cuts over three fiscal years
•1996: Republican Bob Dole openly bragged that he was one of 12 House members who voted against creating Medicare in 1965.“I was there, fighting the fight, voting against Medicare”.
•2004: Every Republican voted against the solvency of Social Security and Medicare under President George W Bush.
•2005-2006: President George W Bush and Republicans tried to privatize Social Security opting to put some funds into the Stock Market
•2009: 137 House Republicans voted to convert the Medicare program that provides 46 million Americans with health insurance into a system of vouchers
•Sep 2009: In September, Sarah Palin penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed which similarly called for “providing Medicare recipients with vouchers that allow them to purchase their own coverage
•Feb 2010: Republican Michele Bachmann said “people need to be weaned off Social Security and Medicare and that, essentially, the American social safety net ought to be privatized”
Let alone all the other crap they want to privatize for profit before people.
Here's your coupon.
#65703 Nov 26, 2012
Republicans throughout the country have proved yet again they are not on the side of working class Americans by saying they want to lower or eliminate the federal minimum wage.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele’s lack of knowledge on the minimum wage as well,Steele was asked several times if he knew the minimum wage, but through his dodging around of the question, trying to change subject and actually giving two amounts that were both incorrect, it was clear he did not.
Sure Steele is not running for office, but as the chairman of the national Republican Party and being the spokesman for the Republicans as a whole, it goes to the larger problem of the GOP clearly being out of touch with what most Americans go through day to day and want – despite the party claiming they understand better than the Democrats. Republican candidates Joe Miller of Alaska, John Raese of West Virginia, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Linda McMahon of Connecticut have all called for reducing the minimum wage with Raese flat out saying it should be eliminated. If this is what the American people want then those candidates must not have gotten the memo showing most Americans actually want the minimum wage to increase.
The idea that some Republican candidates would not see that as an issue proves they do not understand and do not care about the problems of the middle class. There is no reason to think the previous 116 Republicans who voted against the wage increase in 2007 would now vote for an increase. If Republicans regain the majority, middle class America could see their lives become that much harder.
The Republicans have already proven they do not have the interests of the middle class at heart by voting against a bill that would keep teachers from being laid off, voting against a bill that would give small businesses the credit they need to hire more workers and voting against a bill that would keep American jobs from being shipped overseas.
Nothing the GOP has said and nothing they have done – both now and when they had the majority under President George W. Bush – has shown they want the economy to bounce back and want the middle class to be prosperous again.
Poor STUPID teabaggers.
#65704 Nov 26, 2012
Bush, oh Bush, its all your fault, oblamer had to spend 6 trillion $ for sex change operations, abortions, union kickbacks, just because of you, oh Bush, now, because of you, oblamer just inherited the worst economy in the history of the U.S.- from himself,
WAAAAA, I mean, BAAAAAA
#65705 Nov 26, 2012
And republicans ALWAYS vote agaisnt raising minimum wage but always claim to be for the middle class and poor.
#65706 Nov 26, 2012
Wow, with all that, do you think the incompetent managers would have held up their bonuses.
They killed their host.
While raping it in the process.
Why were they giving out bonuses for their stupid decisions?
#65707 Nov 26, 2012
Oh Bush, its your fault American Airlines went bankrupt - it had nothing to do with the unions, Oh Bush, GM and the unions had nothing to do with their own demise, Oh Bush, we need more money from those who work to subsidize those of us who won't work, gimme, gimme, gimme, or we will take, take, take, we don't care about fiscal cliffs, downgrading of Americas credit rating, money is our drug, we are addicted, please give us more, the withdraw from money money money is going to hurt soooo bad, lets just forget about it and get high smoking $100 bills, but we won't inhale, Oh Bush, where for art thou oh Bush,
#65708 Nov 26, 2012
Hostess Brands, the maker of sweet snacks like Twinkies that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, will ask a bankruptcy judge today to approve a plan that will allow it to pay $1.75 million in bonuses to 19 of its executives. Hostess’ decision to file for bankruptcy came amid disputes with its union workers, who threatened a strike that Hostess said imperiled the company’s finances. The unions are now protesting Hostess’ request for the bonuses, though they are unlikely to prevail, CNN Money reports:
Hostess Brands will ask a bankruptcy judge on Monday for approval to shut down the company and pay $1.75 million in executive bonuses.
Under the plan, bonuses ranging from $7,400 to $130,500 will be paid to 19 executives. The company argues the bonuses are below market rates for such payments.
Even as it blamed unions for the bankruptcy and the 18,500 job losses that will ensue, Hostess already gave its executives pay raises earlier this year. The salary of the company’s chief executive tripled from $750,000 to roughly $2.5 million, and at least nine other executives received pay raises ranging from $90,000 to $400,000. Those raises came just months after Hostess originally filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.
Hostess is hardly the only company that has compensated its executives during bankruptcy or times of financial instability. Failed financial firm MF Global gave CEO Jon Corzine an $8 million pay package after it filed for bankruptcy, and Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit received a $6.7 million pay package when he resigned, despite Citi’s 88 percent profit loss during his final quarter. And Hostess isn’t alone in giving executives massive raises while asking for concessions from union workers either: construction giant Caterpillar rewarded its CEO with a 60 percent pay raise, paying him $17 million, even as it forced a pay and pension freeze on its union workforce.
Teabagger managers raping the carcass.
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