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GOP, Democrats Tussle Over Romney Call For No More Police, Teachers, Firefighters

There are 757 comments on the National Public Radio story from Jun 11, 2012, titled GOP, Democrats Tussle Over Romney Call For No More Police, Teachers, Firefighters. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Mitt Romney's team is sticking by his comment in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Friday that voters' desire for smaller government means they don't want more cops, teachers or firefighters.

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no mormons

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#663 Jun 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>remember SCOTUS said there is no legal right to Social Security and Congress and reduce or eliminate Social at any time regardless of a individual's contributions. besides that SCOTUS ruled that no such contract exists, and that there is no contractual right to receive Social Security payments. Payments due under Social Security are not “property” rights and are not protected by the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
Supreme Court of the United States ruling in Flemming vs. Nestor 1960
you don't have enough support to pass that on your favor. Good luck.

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#664 Jun 25, 2012
no mormons wrote:
<quoted text> you don't have enough support to pass that on your favor. Good luck.
I dont think there would be enough support to pass it either, but do think that was the Republican's intent with obamacare with the individual mandate just like social security, and if the SCOTUS finds Obamacare unconstitutional so will be Social Security which is a mandate on employers and individuals.
no mormons

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#665 Jun 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I dont think there would be enough support to pass it either, but do think that was the Republican's intent with obamacare with the individual mandate just like social security, and if the SCOTUS finds Obamacare unconstitutional so will be Social Security which is a mandate on employers and individuals.
i may agree, and it will be catastrophic for the economy, do you really feel sorry for the severly disable that contribituted with their taxes and worked when they were younger? I mean they worked for those checks they are supposse to be getting right? This is not getting cute for either side, let's just pray, i guess.

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#666 Jun 26, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Why not try posting like an adult for a change.
Why not try thinking like a human being for a change.

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#667 Jun 26, 2012
no mormons wrote:
<quoted text> i may agree, and it will be catastrophic for the economy, do you really feel sorry for the severly disable that contribituted with their taxes and worked when they were younger? I mean they worked for those checks they are supposse to be getting right? This is not getting cute for either side, let's just pray, i guess.
Bishop Mutt Romney is already out to get rid of Medicare and Social Security even for current seniors.

Why?

He wants $5 TRILLION to go to reducing HIS taxes and giving him more benefits. He wants to pay for that by eliminating social programs for Americans since he does not need either.

Bishop Mutt Romnutz is in this for his own, personal benefit. He does not care one whit about the little people aka 99.99% of Americans.

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#668 Jun 26, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I dont think there would be enough support to pass it either, but do think that was the Republican's intent with obamacare with the individual mandate just like social security, and if the SCOTUS finds Obamacare unconstitutional so will be Social Security which is a mandate on employers and individuals.
The individual mandate is a Republiscum invention and pushed by Bishop Mutt Romputz.

Oh yeah, Republiscums have no idea what to do with health care other than to tell Americans to die in the streets. Since the GOPOX is trying to eliminate Medicare AND Social Security even for current seniors, this all should go over very well.

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#669 Jun 26, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
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The individual mandate is a Republiscum invention and pushed by Bishop Mutt Romputz.
Oh yeah, Republiscums have no idea what to do with health care other than to tell Americans to die in the streets. Since the GOPOX is trying to eliminate Medicare AND Social Security even for current seniors, this all should go over very well.
you are right & correct, the individual mandate was a Republican Idea and amendment was sponsered by Jim Bunning (R-Ky),and Humana has its corporate headquarters in Kentucky.

Republicans also said the issue was a matter of personal freedom and questioned the constitutionality of forcing people to purchase insurance.

"The individual mandate in this bill is un-American. It may even be unconstitutional," said Republican Senator Jim Bunning, the amendment's sponsor.

U.S. Senate panel backs health insurance requirement

http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/25/us-...

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#670 Jun 26, 2012
no mormons wrote:
<quoted text> i may agree, and it will be catastrophic for the economy, do you really feel sorry for the severly disable that contribituted with their taxes and worked when they were younger? I mean they worked for those checks they are supposse to be getting right? This is not getting cute for either side, let's just pray, i guess.
I know what your saying but Lenin thought that it was the government's responsibility too to take care of the old & disabled in his writing in The State and Revolution where he felt that the old & the disabled would have a right to society's products because the disabled were not at fault for their condition. The elderly, in particular, had worked during their youth, and so could not be denied life’s basic necessities. Lenin also felt that the Soviet state accordingly should provide a basic level of social security which is where the US got the New Deal idea when FDR sent Advisor & Union men to meet with Stalin & Trotsky and the US got Leninsim & Russian people got Stalinism.

The State and Revolution

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

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#672 Jun 26, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
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Oh don't be even more ridiculous than you usually are. Obama is still feeling the after effects of Bumbler Bush Republiscum economy destruction.
How quickly you forget - senior dementia probably - that the GOPOX tried to get someone, anyone to run in place of Bishop Smutt Romputz pornographer, hypocrite, gay basher, bigot, liar, money-grubbing scumbag.
They tried:
Bachmann
Cain
Perry
Daniels
Christie
Trump
Santorum
They tried these lunkheads because Bishop Smutt Romputz had a 25% approval rating...in the Republiscum party.
To know Bishop Smutt Romputz is to despise him. Ask Massachusetts, ask the GOPOX.
Doesn't matter. Romney IS the nominee. Romney is who we will support to defeat the failed Presidency of Barack Obama:

Statistical tie:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...

Since: Apr 12

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#673 Jun 26, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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Doesn't matter. Romney IS the nominee. Romney is who we will support to defeat the failed Presidency of Barack Obama:
Statistical tie:
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
“Now I have no doubt that Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips — whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company Bain Capital with all the jobs that they killed, I’m sure he was worried that he’d run out of pink slips,”

“There is something inherently wrong when getting rich off failure and sticking it to someone else is how you do your business and I happen to think that’s indefensible. If you’re a victim of Bain Capital’s downsizing, it’s the ultimate insult for Mitt Romney to come to South Carolina and tell you he feels your pain, because he caused it.”

Rick Perry, Republican Governor of Texas

Bwahahahahahahahahha

To know Bishop Mutt Romputz is to really, really, REALLY dislike the schmuck.

Since: Apr 12

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#674 Jun 26, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>you are right & correct, the individual mandate was a Republican Idea and amendment was sponsered by Jim Bunning (R-Ky),and Humana has its corporate headquarters in Kentucky.
Republicans also said the issue was a matter of personal freedom and questioned the constitutionality of forcing people to purchase insurance.
"The individual mandate in this bill is un-American. It may even be unconstitutional," said Republican Senator Jim Bunning, the amendment's sponsor.
U.S. Senate panel backs health insurance requirement
http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/25/us-...
"I hear a lot of people say they don’t like the aspect of your plan that makes it mandatory for people to purchase insurance. Would you say this is the primary complaint?

There are a lot of people in our state who have been getting health care for free. These aren’t necessarily the poor. We have a program for the poor: Medicaid. There are those making $30,000,$40,000 and $50,000 a year who have learned they can get health care absolutely free and that’s not fair to everybody else. There’s a lot of people who say, gosh, you shouldn’t require people to get health insurance, but the problem is they always have the option of getting free care even without health insurance, and so we’re saying "no more free ride." We’re saying that you have to have insurance if you can afford it and if you can’t, we’ll help you buy a plan you can afford.

Will your health plan go national?

I think what we’ve crafted changes the national paradigm. It shows that you can insist on individual responsibility and market reforms to get everybody insured. Personal responsibility and market reform get the markets to work for all our citizens."

---- Bishop Mutt Romputz interviewed in 2006
get over it

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#675 Jun 27, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
<quoted text>
Bishop Mutt Romney is already out to get rid of Medicare and Social Security even for current seniors.
Why?
He wants $5 TRILLION to go to reducing HIS taxes and giving him more benefits. He wants to pay for that by eliminating social programs for Americans since he does not need either.
Bishop Mutt Romnutz is in this for his own, personal benefit. He does not care one whit about the little people aka 99.99% of Americans.
I agree with you, romney must be defeated at any cost!!!
get over it

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#676 Jun 27, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
<quoted text>
“Now I have no doubt that Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips — whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company Bain Capital with all the jobs that they killed, I’m sure he was worried that he’d run out of pink slips,”
“There is something inherently wrong when getting rich off failure and sticking it to someone else is how you do your business and I happen to think that’s indefensible. If you’re a victim of Bain Capital’s downsizing, it’s the ultimate insult for Mitt Romney to come to South Carolina and tell you he feels your pain, because he caused it.”
Rick Perry, Republican Governor of Texas
Bwahahahahahahahahha
To know Bishop Mutt Romputz is to really, really, REALLY dislike the schmuck.
i heard his own supporters in texas disagree in a lot of s**t he's been doing there, and guess? He still has the nerve to tell everyone there he might consider a fourth term!!!! Yes!! You heard it right!! He's been the governor of texas since 2002!! Poor dems! They want him out of there already, everybody is fed up with him, he is nuts.

Since: May 10

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#677 Jun 27, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
<quoted text>
“Now I have no doubt that Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips — whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company Bain Capital with all the jobs that they killed, I’m sure he was worried that he’d run out of pink slips,”
“There is something inherently wrong when getting rich off failure and sticking it to someone else is how you do your business and I happen to think that’s indefensible. If you’re a victim of Bain Capital’s downsizing, it’s the ultimate insult for Mitt Romney to come to South Carolina and tell you he feels your pain, because he caused it.”
Rick Perry, Republican Governor of Texas
Bwahahahahahahahahha
To know Bishop Mutt Romputz is to really, really, REALLY dislike the schmuck.
My kids and I have met Mitt Romney, and we all liked him just fine.

So I take it you would vote for Rick Perry if he were running against Barack Obama, correct?

OregonSUX a member of the far right? Outstanding!!!

Since: May 10

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#678 Jun 27, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
<quoted text>
"I hear a lot of people say they don’t like the aspect of your plan that makes it mandatory for people to purchase insurance. Would you say this is the primary complaint?
There are a lot of people in our state who have been getting health care for free. These aren’t necessarily the poor. We have a program for the poor: Medicaid. There are those making $30,000,$40,000 and $50,000 a year who have learned they can get health care absolutely free and that’s not fair to everybody else. There’s a lot of people who say, gosh, you shouldn’t require people to get health insurance, but the problem is they always have the option of getting free care even without health insurance, and so we’re saying "no more free ride." We’re saying that you have to have insurance if you can afford it and if you can’t, we’ll help you buy a plan you can afford.
Will your health plan go national?
I think what we’ve crafted changes the national paradigm. It shows that you can insist on individual responsibility and market reforms to get everybody insured. Personal responsibility and market reform get the markets to work for all our citizens."
---- Bishop Mutt Romputz interviewed in 2006
So, you are saying that you believe that Barack Obama actually got the idea for his ObamaCare program from Mitt Romney?

You are actually acknowledging that Romney was correct?

Now we're getting somewhere!

Since: Apr 12

Englewood, CO

#679 Jun 27, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
I thought we paid for the police, and fire out of Property tax. What did they do with that money? I don't see why I should pay taxes to support the police, and fire departments in Podunk, Idaho. Let their people pay for a change.
Police and fire departments also receive money from both the state and federal government in order to operate.. And unless I missed something we still live in the UNITED States of America, where we all look out for each other.. I know that you "Christian" Retardicans don't get or like that part..Its "why should I look out for that guy? Eff'em."..I love that your "patriotism" only extends to sending other peoples kids off to fight in some military actions.... Your selfishness knows no bounds....
RT Pipe

Monongahela, PA

#680 Jun 27, 2012
get over it wrote:
<quoted text> I agree with you, romney must be defeated at any cost!!!
Oh yea at the cost of a massive financial meltdown and Kenyan dictatorship. You two should get a room and blow bubbles.

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#681 Jun 27, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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My kids and I have met Mitt Romney, and we all liked him just fine.
So I take it you would vote for Rick Perry if he were running against Barack Obama, correct?
OregonSUX a member of the far right? Outstanding!!!
Who cares.

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#682 Jun 27, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you are saying that you believe that Barack Obama actually got the idea for his ObamaCare program from Mitt Romney?
You are actually acknowledging that Romney was correct?
Now we're getting somewhere!
The good people fight against fascist scum like you and Bishop Mutt Romputz.

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#683 Jun 27, 2012
Poster Boy for the Mormon Church:

"Quite simply, the United States has never been witness to a presidential candidate, in modern American history, who lies as frequently, as flagrantly and as brazenly as Mitt Romney. Now, in general, those of us in the pundit class are really not supposed to accuse politicians of lying — they mislead, they embellish, they mischaracterize, etc.

Indeed, there is natural tendency for nominally objective reporters, in particular, to stay away from loaded terms such as lying. Which is precisely why Romney's repeated lies are so effective. In fact, lying is really the only appropriate word to use here, because, well, Romney lies a lot."

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