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Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#18496 Nov 21, 2012
Pondering wrote:
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Do you really think he is employed?
Yes, otherwise he'd have nothing to be jealous about.
Reality Check

Alexander, AR

#18498 Nov 21, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>look i've asked you before and i've stated that i do not own a company or ever been in a union but i have invested and currently still invested with more than just money ... so you can like i said keep your mouth shut until you have did one of the before mentioned... you say all this stuff but do not promote the facts behind your reasoning... and let me tell you what i do have the right to voice my opinion and so does every other employee that is the united states if the boss doesn't like it let him fire my ass i don't care but i garuntee i will tell him what i think and i garuntee that that company will be going under in due time .. karma's a mfr. i don't know how many times i have to tell your ignorant bullheaded a** that i do have a job and work why do think there are such long periods between my posts sometimes .. i do not have all the time in the world to sit on here and try to convence the ignornant that there is hope.. but when i do ..i do...investors and ceos of oil companies and other top proforming companies are doing well like you said .. but the laborers are not it does not trickle down and has not.. if it did then the economy would not be in this place... if that type of trickle down was going to work then those ceos would have to reinvest in the company which would lead to raises for it's employees.. but they do not ... instead they take the profits and keep them for theirself .....look the economy cannot strive if only a few people in the united states are making all the money ... noone can afford to buy more new stuff .. which may be one of that companies products.. because they do not have the money... when companies successfully reinvest in their companies then the economy grows.. companies have not did that so we must be forced to take from them what they are not willing to provide.. if ceos and employers are to greedy to contribute themselves to the economy then yes we will tax the hell out of them and get our money.. period... if you cannot understand simple economics then quit ranting because your only making yourself look stupid.... and we were running in the black until bush took office.. ran up close to 10 of the 16 trillion in debt and half of that was putting 2 wars on a credit card without having a way to pay for it.. think before you act or you'll wind up as disgraced as your good ole buddy george w.
Do you really believe that the lack of success that many in this country face is the fault of a handful of very successful people and one president? Do you actually believe that taxing the rich and "getting your money" will fix anything? Have you not noticed that the cost of the goods we buy are far more expensive than they were in 2008? Did you also know that taxes for large companies have also risen excessively since 2008 thus crushing the middle class whose incomes did not rise? Do you think a person making minimum wage could have made it easier paying the price of goods in 2008 or today? Are you putting any of this together? If people like yourself get the tax increases on the rich like you hope for, you will soon realize that Obama saying that would solve our financial woes was just a lie. Those tax increases would only add $80 billion to the coffers. We need no less than an additional $1.4 trillion just to break even. It would take 17 1/2 $80 billions to make up $1.4 trillion and that simply isn't going to happen. Is there greed running wild in America? Of course. The welfare system in America has taken what little work ethic the recipients had and have wiped it out. What we are left with are people who want everything the rich have but want to do nothing to attain it. They simply want it given to them. People like that will NEVER be successful and they don't deserve to be. Success takes hard work and massive sacrifice. If a person isn't willing to do that then why should they reap ANY benefits at all?
toadmann

Masontown, PA

#18499 Nov 21, 2012
youtube.com/watch... ………Elf Rant I hurried today to the both,,,but couldnt vote,so no I didnt vote today
dont know nothin

Benton City, WA

#18500 Nov 22, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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"...you should be able to go to school if you want.. you should be able to get the healthcare you deserve if you need it.... you should be able to own your own house and afford to pay for energy that you use everyday... farmers should also be given help as they need it..."
You ARE able to do all of the above... and more! That's what's so great about living in a free country. You have rights! We all have those rights. Those rights are given to you by- guess who.... yep, God! If you don't believe in God, then you have those rights just by your very being.) It's called the right to life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness. If a home, school or health care makes you happy, then by all means, pursue it!
Where your rights cease is when they infringe on another persons rights. In other words, if you want a home, health care or an education, you have every right to pursue it AND the responsibility to pay for it- out of YOUR OWN POCKET. NOT SOMEONE ELSE'S. No, the government is not there to provide things for you. Government has no money except that which it takes from the citizens. Redistribution of anothers wealth is not a right granted to anybody!
Some men want it to be a right, but rights are not given to you by other men. Because when other men give you rights, those men can take away those rights.
"you should be helped if you lose a job through no fault of your own so you can continue to contribute to the economy. and families living in the economy should be helped if they come into hard times.."
And they are helped. By charities, churches, communities and family, and mostly by themselves. It's called living within ones means and saving for a rainy day. Remember Grandma telling you to save money because someday you might need it? That's excellent advice.
look as much as i love the declaration of independance they could have left out the "they are endowed by their creator ". i mean if he was going primarily go off of what george mason and richard cumberland wrote then neither of those 2 mention anything about a creator... but he could of been just be meaning parents as well .. hard to interpert that if you break it down... but i personaly think we were given those rights by people like thomas jefferson writing that, with our founding fathers help and the close to 1.4 million americans that have given their lives defending that statment. so what your suggesting is that we should go back to the early 1900's ? where everyone was on their own. you pay for those medical bills out of your own pocket...you pay for your own schooling or teach yourself... if you lose your job and can't find one for months then you go without everything and live in a cold house that you decided to finance by yourself and hope the bank doesn't repo it after that 2nd month .. but lets say you do find a job ... then you work all your life... oh want to stop working ? hope you have been good with your money and all with having to pay for schooling and medical out of pocket .. hope you have enough left to retire and never have to worry bout if your gonna have enough money...have a kid?... you pay for the kid by yourself as well.. no extra money for having 2 people in the household and only 1 job... so you go ahead and save that nickle or dollar your grandma always told you to put back because you'll need every penny....nah i like my america you can go live in that lovely fantasy of yours... and no people that are laid off through no fault of their own are recieving UNEMPLOYMENT.. and a few commodoties from local donations... people that are homeless which is past that are recieving other forms of help like churches and charities in addition to commodities.
dont know nothin

Benton City, WA

#18501 Nov 22, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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"those ceos would have to reinvest in the company which would lead to raises for it's employees.. but they do not ... instead they take the profits and keep them for theirself .....look the economy cannot strive if only a few people in the united states are making all the money ... noone can afford to buy more new stuff .."
Dude....if the owner of a company makes a profit, nothing says he needs to share it with his employees. If he is paying their wage and they have a paycheck, they need to be happy with that, live within their means and save some of it, so they can buy stuff. This is what makes America work. If you are jealous, start your own business and then see what it's like to be vilified for doing well. Not everyone will be rich, but many that aren't could be if they want to.
"if ceos and employers are to greedy to contribute themselves to the economy then yes we will tax the hell out of them and get our money.. period..."
And they will get the hell out of Dogde, period. Then Nobody will have money because you'll all be unemployed. When taxes go up, the price of the product goes up to compensate. Or they leave the country and give the work to someone else. You would cut your nose off to spite your face.
look any decent business person knows you reinvest... so until you wise up shut up... i know that's how business grows that's how the economy works .. so you and warrior both are both misguided and need a clear eye opener on how exactly the free market works... neither one of you imbecile's can grasp just how everything is intertwind... and like i said i have invested in business and helped with the starting so just shut up with this nonsense... and by the way let those companies leave .. go ahead .. i mean nothings holding them here anyways right? alot have already left... what you should be asking yourself is why are those companies staying... and that's something you 2 should be greatful for... and i am jealous of noone.. take what i say in full context not just soundbites.. like you repubs tried to do with the president's comments.
dont know nothin

Benton City, WA

#18502 Nov 22, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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"and let me tell you a pay check is a predetermind rate that an employer agrees to pay employees through an interview process which most competent applicable employees often ask questions such as "what room is there for advancemnt", "what are some oprotunities for pay raises and what are some of the benifits""
When applying for a union job asking those questions of the employer will get you an answer like, "Talk to your union about that." Or "Union members do not advance because we can't have managers that have made friends with union members because they could play favorites."
ok then um don't apply for a union job that simple.. i mean noone is forcing you to work where you are or forced you to be employed there so leave.
dont know nothin

Benton City, WA

#18503 Nov 22, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you really believe that the lack of success that many in this country face is the fault of a handful of very successful people and one president? Do you actually believe that taxing the rich and "getting your money" will fix anything? Have you not noticed that the cost of the goods we buy are far more expensive than they were in 2008? Did you also know that taxes for large companies have also risen excessively since 2008 thus crushing the middle class whose incomes did not rise? Do you think a person making minimum wage could have made it easier paying the price of goods in 2008 or today? Are you putting any of this together? If people like yourself get the tax increases on the rich like you hope for, you will soon realize that Obama saying that would solve our financial woes was just a lie. Those tax increases would only add $80 billion to the coffers. We need no less than an additional $1.4 trillion just to break even. It would take 17 1/2 $80 billions to make up $1.4 trillion and that simply isn't going to happen. Is there greed running wild in America? Of course. The welfare system in America has taken what little work ethic the recipients had and have wiped it out. What we are left with are people who want everything the rich have but want to do nothing to attain it. They simply want it given to them. People like that will NEVER be successful and they don't deserve to be. Success takes hard work and massive sacrifice. If a person isn't willing to do that then why should they reap ANY benefits at all?
reality check bud but your fantasy world will soon collapse around you... you kept mentioning 08 like it was allllll obama's fault... the result of what bush did over the 8 years of his pathetic rule was a direct result in everything that happend in 08... how dumb do you have to be... every major economist.. every major leading republican,even fox news, and democrate and elected official around the world.. and even that 3rd grade reading level president himself knew .. why the hell do you think he did not campaign for romney like clinton did for obama or show his face the last year of his presidency or have shoes thrown at his face in disgrace.... i mean cmon GET REAL.... this country was bleeding over 700 thousand jobs a month when obama was elected into office... and now we have over 5 million jobs created with an average of around 100 thousand being created a month ... unemployment under 8 percent and will drop even more drastically when they pass the jobs bill that house members will have no choice but to sign this year... and your fox news 80 billion dollar coffer lingo wont cut it hear because those false statements after alot of independent economist have already disected it and said that it would create a small but net revenue.. who is gonna beleive a news channel that went to court over broadcasting false statements and non factual content... they ultamatly won because of freedom of the press... which should be revised.... and what we are unfortunatly left with are several uneducated people that have never known hardship in it's true form and will cut wages and pensions 401k's benefits hours to make a net profit of 40 million dollars .. that's cash in pocket... instead of 35 million .. get real ... and by the way inflation was only 2 percent this past year
Old Army

Quitman, AR

#18504 Nov 22, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>look as much as i love the declaration of independance they could have left out the "they are endowed by their creator ". i mean if he was going primarily go off of what george mason and richard cumberland wrote then neither of those 2 mention anything about a creator... but he could of been just be meaning parents as well .. hard to interpert that if you break it down... but i personaly think we were given those rights by people like thomas jefferson writing that, with our founding fathers help and the close to 1.4 million americans that have given their lives defending that statment. so what your suggesting is that we should go back to the early 1900's ? where everyone was on their own. you pay for those medical bills out of your own pocket...you pay for your own schooling or teach yourself... if you lose your job and can't find one for months then you go without everything and live in a cold house that you decided to finance by yourself and hope the bank doesn't repo it after that 2nd month .. but lets say you do find a job ... then you work all your life... oh want to stop working ? hope you have been good with your money and all with having to pay for schooling and medical out of pocket .. hope you have enough left to retire and never have to worry bout if your gonna have enough money...have a kid?... you pay for the kid by yourself as well.. no extra money for having 2 people in the household and only 1 job... so you go ahead and save that nickle or dollar your grandma always told you to put back because you'll need every penny....nah i like my america you can go live in that lovely fantasy of yours... and no people that are laid off through no fault of their own are recieving UNEMPLOYMENT.. and a few commodoties from local donations... people that are homeless which is past that are recieving other forms of help like churches and charities in addition to commodities.
Finally, after all your posts, you reveal that the real reason you hate your country is because you are an athiest. As JonTobi and her many pseudonyns say: Keep it succinct and simple stupid. Happy Thanksgiving turkey.
Belinda

Searcy, AR

#18505 Nov 22, 2012
Old Army wrote:
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Finally, after all your posts, you reveal that the real reason you hate your country is because you are an athiest. As JonTobi and her many pseudonyns say: Keep it succinct and simple stupid. Happy Thanksgiving turkey.
Stuff it!
dont know nothin

Benton City, WA

#18506 Nov 22, 2012
Old Army wrote:
<quoted text>
Finally, after all your posts, you reveal that the real reason you hate your country is because you are an athiest. As JonTobi and her many pseudonyns say: Keep it succinct and simple stupid. Happy Thanksgiving turkey.
out of all that i wrote the one thing you point out is my religous belief and one that you know nothing of because i have not confirmed that i was niether christian nor athiest...show's you how tuned in republicans are to the message at hand.
dont know nothin

Benton City, WA

#18507 Nov 22, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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I couldn't help but shake my head with his every post. Do people really believe that stuff? I know someone who owns a business and pays his workers very well. He's generous at Christmas and Easter with them too. He told me he had one smart a** who made a comment about forming a union some years ago because this guy wanted more benefits. This business owner told that guy "Get the eff out of my shop NOW." He had no time or patience for BS like that.
ok so here's the point if the guy was actually paying his workers an honest days pay for an honest days work and generous at christmas and easter then cudos for him for telling the worker to eff off.. greed has no place niether on the owner nor the employees behalf. does this make sense? no employer should hamper their business by condoning poor work ethic on any level.. does this make sense? so with that being said i hope that all of this will have enough time to marinate because i did not spend half a page trying to prove a point.. succinct and simple.
Cross Bow

Salem, AR

#18508 Nov 22, 2012
America let the DemocRATS lie, cheat, and steal the Kenyan right back into the WH again. He's spit on the constitution and the law of the land all his stinking life, especially since he's gotten to DC. Power corrupts, absolute poser corrupts absolutely -- it's never been more true than with this joker. He's got the whole world burning, America in total failure, and martial law is next. He's promised to murder the unborn, the old, the infirm and all who oppose him (armed and unarmed) all along. America is getting what it promised.
Redd

Maumelle, AR

#18509 Nov 22, 2012
Old Army wrote:
<quoted text>
Finally, after all your posts, you reveal that the real reason you hate your country is because you are an athiest. As JonTobi and her many pseudonyns say: Keep it succinct and simple stupid. Happy Thanksgiving turkey.
And Happy Thanksgiving to you, even though you haven't a frickin' clue to just what personal freedoms mean. Sure you served in the military, sure you have played life by the rules..well guess what, you haven't learned shit. Just another in a long line holier than thou hypocritical miscreants bent on forcing your skewed sense of logic on the rest of us.

Good luck with that.
Are We Next

United States

#18511 Nov 22, 2012
Washington -- Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death - days before the Thanksgiving holiday - was not suspicious.
Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had been dead after a weekend "illness." But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird.
Reality Check

Alexander, AR

#18512 Nov 22, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>reality check bud but your fantasy world will soon collapse around you... you kept mentioning 08 like it was allllll obama's fault... the result of what bush did over the 8 years of his pathetic rule was a direct result in everything that happend in 08... how dumb do you have to be... every major economist.. every major leading republican,even fox news, and democrate and elected official around the world.. and even that 3rd grade reading level president himself knew .. why the hell do you think he did not campaign for romney like clinton did for obama or show his face the last year of his presidency or have shoes thrown at his face in disgrace.... i mean cmon GET REAL.... this country was bleeding over 700 thousand jobs a month when obama was elected into office... and now we have over 5 million jobs created with an average of around 100 thousand being created a month ... unemployment under 8 percent and will drop even more drastically when they pass the jobs bill that house members will have no choice but to sign this year... and your fox news 80 billion dollar coffer lingo wont cut it hear because those false statements after alot of independent economist have already disected it and said that it would create a small but net revenue.. who is gonna beleive a news channel that went to court over broadcasting false statements and non factual content... they ultamatly won because of freedom of the press... which should be revised.... and what we are unfortunatly left with are several uneducated people that have never known hardship in it's true form and will cut wages and pensions 401k's benefits hours to make a net profit of 40 million dollars .. that's cash in pocket... instead of 35 million .. get real ... and by the way inflation was only 2 percent this past year
First off Bill Clinton campaigned for Obama more than other former republican presidents campaigned for Romney because the democrats are far more passionate and well organized than the republicans are at this point, plain and simple. Do you really believe that the country was bleeding 700K NEW jobs each month or, more realistically, the level gradually reached 700K over the course of a year. There is a HUGE difference in the two scenarios. We have around 435K jobless claims currently and the unemployment is just a hair above 8%. Does it at all strike you as odd that under Bush we had 700K jobless claims (almost double)yet the unemployment was only 7.8%. The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment and it is calculated as a percentage by dividing the number of unemployed individuals by all individuals currently in the labor force. It's simple math. Do you think that maybe the percentage is higher under Obama because there are so many that have dropped out of the workforce thus hiding the fact that the situation is far worse under this president. This is just looking at the facts of the numbers. Try it. Since inflation can be manipulated by the fed keeping interest rates low, you can't really use it as a metric of a healthy or unhealthy economy. I noticed that you launched into a finger pointing, demonizing rant instead of addressing the FACT that taxing the rich won't come close to fixing our debt problems. How about you tell me how spending twice as much as we take in every year will EVER turn things around for America. Would it make your personal situation better if you did that in your household? How will Obama's policies bring America back to the greatest, strongest, and most prosperous nation in the world? Try to use facts and not talking points.
libertarian

Little Rock, AR

#18513 Nov 22, 2012
If everyone who didn't vote went to the polls for libertarian party, they would have achieved their popular vote goal of 5% to enable them to be involved in the debates next election.
Get out and vote for liberty.
stfufool

Netherlands

#18514 Nov 22, 2012
libertarian wrote:
If everyone who didn't vote went to the polls for libertarian party, they would have achieved their popular vote goal of 5% to enable them to be involved in the debates next election.
Get out and vote for liberty.
Libertarians want legal, tax dollar provided dope. Period. Go to hell.
Are We Next

Jonesboro, AR

#18515 Nov 22, 2012
stfufool wrote:
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Libertarians want legal, tax dollar provided dope. Period. Go to hell.
And to think that I was against them.
Billy Bob

United States

#18516 Nov 22, 2012
Linda wrote:
Obama will follow his liberal socialist ideologies as always. Destroy business, destroy economy, grab more government control, steal from Americans and give it to special interest groups. Welcome to the new liberal utopia.
Idiotic statement from an idiot trying to get attention by posting something argumentative.
Joe Biden

United States

#18517 Nov 22, 2012

I just received my tax return for 2011 back from the IRS. It puzzles me...

They are questioning how many dependents I claimed.

I guess it was because of my response to the question: "List all dependents?"

I replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads;
42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons;
Half of Mexico; and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate."

Evidently, this was NOT an acceptable answer. I KEEP ASKING MYSELF:

WHO THE HELL DID I MISS??!

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