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joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118875 May 6, 2013
What you middle income right-wingers don't comprehend is that extremely rich people don’t send their kids to public schools, visit public parks or ride public transit. These wealthy folks don’t need public services and resent having to pay taxes to support them. Austerity works for these wealthy Americans. Not so much for you.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118876 May 6, 2013
Another example of financial pornography. While nearly 15 million Americans still can't find jobs due to the 2008 Wall Street-created crash, the top hedge manager, David Tepper, earned $1,057,692 an HOUR in 2012 -- that's as much as the average American family makes in 21 years!

America's new math: 1 Wall Street hour = 21 years of hard work for the rest of us.

'Splain that, righty.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118877 May 6, 2013
Scott Walker's Amazing Turn Around of Wisconsin's Economy:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce annual scorecard on state economies ranked Wisconsin 44th for overall economic performance and 50th—as in dead last—for short-term job growth as measured between September 2010 and November 2012. It also has Wisconsin 39th in “business climate.

Truth and economic reality doesn't matter, after all he decimated the unions, right?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118878 May 6, 2013
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nac

Patchogue, NY

#118879 May 6, 2013
joe wrote:
Another example of financial pornography. While nearly 15 million Americans still can't find jobs due to the 2008 Wall Street-created crash, the top hedge manager, David Tepper, earned $1,057,692 an HOUR in 2012 -- that's as much as the average American family makes in 21 years!
America's new math: 1 Wall Street hour = 21 years of hard work for the rest of us.
'Splain that, righty.
Wasn't Obama elected to "change" that?

Obama and the politicians on the left, just like the politicians on the right, ONLY care about the big banks, Wall Street, and the ultra-wealthy... but the left pays lip service to the middle & lower classes... so it's better (in your mind). Not in reality though.

The longer average Americans are distracted by petty, political football left/right squabbles... the longer BOTH sides have to destroy the middle class while increasing the power and wealth of the 1%.

If you can't see that BOTH sides are doing exactly that... you're not paying attention.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#118880 May 6, 2013
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't serve your country at all, and continue to NOT serve your country by being a partisan hack and liar or maybe, just unable to read correctly.'Ya think? You jerks think you can just come on an anonymous forum and declare yourself patriotic because "you say" you've served. Any idiot can do that. Oh wait, is that what you are? An idiot. Well I salute you for your honesty, then
Here's what I said: You guys are thugs and bullies and should be participating in compromise as has always been done, not holding the country hostage with your little hissy fits.
So, point out my attempt to stifle your so called dissent. You might want to stay off the hallucinogens while you re-read.
"You want him to do whatever you Republicans want, right?
He's a Democrat and handily beat your Republican candidate mouth breathers in two consecutive elections. Democrats added to the Senate and the House and because you jerks are unpatriotic and ignorant of how our political system works you whine about how he's not going to follow your little list.
You guys are thugs and bullies and should be participating in compromise as has always been done, not holding the country hostage with your little hissy fits.
He's being recalcitrant because the stooges of the Republican party have vowed to prevent him from having any kind of success. At all. None.
90% of the American public wants background checks on gun purchases. What's your answer to that? You make up a lie about criminalizing lawful gun owners. Just because your only source of information comes from Elmer Gantry styled hustlers doesn't mean you can come on a public forum and pass that b.s. off for fact.
You're stupid but that doesn't mean everyone's stupid.
So where are you being "stifled"? Twit.
Another typical response from you, a nasty attack instead of responding rationally to points made by people with opposing views. You don't know me at all, but you dare to question my patriotism and service because I disagreed with you on issues I consider important to our country? You didn't address a single thing I said, but merely repeated your talking points. It appears that you have trouble with reading comprehension, as well as serious anger management issues that you really should do something about.

Your side talks about compromise, but won't give an inch, while expecting the other side to always cave in on everything. Compromise is supposed to be a two way street, but not as practiced by the Democrats. Your comments are hateful and vile, which says a lot about what kind of a person you are, and is nothing to be proud of. Attempting to reason with you is obviously futile, and I won't waste any more time doing so.

You're what the Scots call a "bloody eejit". I'm sure that even you can figure out what that means.



joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118881 May 7, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
Wasn't Obama elected to "change" that?
Obama and the politicians on the left, just like the politicians on the right, ONLY care about the big banks, Wall Street, and the ultra-wealthy... but the left pays lip service to the middle & lower classes... so it's better (in your mind). Not in reality though.
The longer average Americans are distracted by petty, political football left/right squabbles... the longer BOTH sides have to destroy the middle class while increasing the power and wealth of the 1%.
If you can't see that BOTH sides are doing exactly that... you're not paying attention.
Oh, I get it. The left plays lip service to the poor so they're scum but the right comes right out and trashes the poor so they're okay by you? You agree with privatizing Social Security, cutting food assistance programs for poor single mothers, trashing Head
Start? And, as you proclaimed, you want to kill Obamacare and replace it with.... Nothing. Those who can't afford the most expensive health insurance in the world should, as an audience in Texas declared at one of the Republican primary debates, let them just die.

If you're trying to change the status quo I'd like to hear your method. All you do is support the right wing agenda, trash the left and then proclaim how un-biased and objective you are. Get a clue, the left may not be as effective as they could be but the right has turned into goose-stepping fascists.

There's no reward for declaring two sides equal when one of the sides has clearly gone over the edge. One of these days you're gonna have to pick a side even if it's the lesser of two evils 'cause there ain't any third party coming to rescue your b.s. "bi-partisan" sensibility.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118882 May 7, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Another typical response from you, a nasty attack instead of responding rationally to points made by people with opposing views. You don't know me at all, but you dare to question my patriotism and service because I disagreed with you on issues I consider important to our country? You didn't address a single thing I said, but merely repeated your talking points. It appears that you have trouble with reading comprehension, as well as serious anger management issues that you really should do something about.
Your side talks about compromise, but won't give an inch, while expecting the other side to always cave in on everything. Compromise is supposed to be a two way street, but not as practiced by the Democrats. Your comments are hateful and vile, which says a lot about what kind of a person you are, and is nothing to be proud of. Attempting to reason with you is obviously futile, and I won't waste any more time doing so.
You're what the Scots call a "bloody eejit". I'm sure that even you can figure out what that means.
You possess absolutely no subtlety of thought, do you? I didn't question your patriotism because I disagreed with your "issues". I don't care a whit about your right wing fantasies and paranoia. I was pointing out the FACT that your declared patriotism is just so much bullsh*t. It doesn't mean anything on an anonymous forum such as this. It's merely self-serving and un-provable. Get it? It's telling people you're a patriotic American by wearing a little metal flag on your lapel.

And what intransigence are you referring to when you say "my side" doesn't give an inch"? Are you so thick that you haven't noticed the number of filibusters the Republicans have foisted on the country. Never-mind, I'm pretty sure that fox doesn't report that and you have no other source of information it's plain to see.

So good luck granpa. Keep a stiff upper lip and keep telling everyone how patriotic you are as you do everything in your meager power to bring down this country. Disgusting.
nac

Patchogue, NY

#118883 May 7, 2013
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, I get it. The left plays lip service to the poor so they're scum but the right comes right out and trashes the poor so they're okay by you? You agree with privatizing Social Security, cutting food assistance programs for poor single mothers, trashing Head
Start? And, as you proclaimed, you want to kill Obamacare and replace it with.... Nothing. Those who can't afford the most expensive health insurance in the world should, as an audience in Texas declared at one of the Republican primary debates, let them just die.
If you're trying to change the status quo I'd like to hear your method. All you do is support the right wing agenda, trash the left and then proclaim how un-biased and objective you are. Get a clue, the left may not be as effective as they could be but the right has turned into goose-stepping fascists.
There's no reward for declaring two sides equal when one of the sides has clearly gone over the edge. One of these days you're gonna have to pick a side even if it's the lesser of two evils 'cause there ain't any third party coming to rescue your b.s. "bi-partisan" sensibility.
I criticized both sides. You then got offended that I criticized the left and incorrectly assumed that I was in favor of the right. Again.

You still don't understand what I'm talking about... and it seems you never will. Not everyone is a follower like you, joe. I don't need to "pick a side" because I can think for myself.
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#118885 May 7, 2013
joe wrote:
Another example of financial pornography. While nearly 15 million Americans still can't find jobs due to the 2008 Wall Street-created crash, the top hedge manager, David Tepper, earned $1,057,692 an HOUR in 2012 -- that's as much as the average American family makes in 21 years!
America's new math: 1 Wall Street hour = 21 years of hard work for the rest of us.
'Splain that, righty.
i could never figure out why a ball player gets paid more in one year than a brain surgeon would get paid in a lifetime...

supply and demand???
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118886 May 7, 2013
shameless-li wrote:
<quoted text>
i could never figure out why a ball player gets paid more in one year than a brain surgeon would get paid in a lifetime...
supply and demand???
Media entertainment. And media celebrity. That's where the big bucks are, out side of Wall St.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118887 May 7, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
I criticized both sides. You then got offended that I criticized the left and incorrectly assumed that I was in favor of the right. Again.
You still don't understand what I'm talking about... and it seems you never will. Not everyone is a follower like you, joe. I don't need to "pick a side" because I can think for myself.
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
I criticized both sides. You then got offended that I criticized the left and incorrectly assumed that I was in favor of the right.
I think you have a comprhension problem or are just plain willfully ignorant. Not sure.

Here's what you said:..."Obama and the politicians on the left, just like the politicians on the right, ONLY care about the big banks, Wall Street, and the ultra-wealthy... but the left pays lip service to the middle & lower classes... so it's better (in your mind). Not in reality though."...

What you're saying is that generally speaking both sides are bad but then you just can't help but make a special case out the left with this:
..."but the left pays lip service to the middle & lower classes."
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
You still don't understand what I'm talking about... and it seems you never will. Not everyone is a follower like you, joe. I don't need to "pick a side" because I can think for myself.
I understand completely what you're saying because you keep trying to claim that you're non-partisan but it's obvious that's just so much bs. Like I said, if you don't prefer one side over the other stay home, don't vote, and please refrain from telling us how corrupt the political system is. We all know that. But when it comes to voting (you aside) people have to choose. And I prefer the side that claims to represent the middle class (imperfect thought they may be) rather than the side that thinks only the rich deserve consideration and special treatment.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118888 May 8, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Just one day after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote a letter urging lawmakers to reject a slate of Wall Street deregulation measures, nearly two dozen Democrats joined Republicans to approve the package in the House Financial Services Committee.

The legislation would repeal several sections of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law targeting derivatives, the complex financial transactions at the heart of the 2008 banking collapse. Similar measures have already cleared the House Agriculture Committee with broad bipartisan backing.
nac

Patchogue, NY

#118889 May 8, 2013
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
I think you have a comprhension problem or are just plain willfully ignorant. Not sure.
Here's what you said:..."Obama and the politicians on the left, just like the politicians on the right, ONLY care about the big banks, Wall Street, and the ultra-wealthy... but the left pays lip service to the middle & lower classes... so it's better (in your mind). Not in reality though."...
What you're saying is that generally speaking both sides are bad but then you just can't help but make a special case out the left with this:
..."but the left pays lip service to the middle & lower classes."
<quoted text>
I understand completely what you're saying because you keep trying to claim that you're non-partisan but it's obvious that's just so much bs. Like I said, if you don't prefer one side over the other stay home, don't vote, and please refrain from telling us how corrupt the political system is. We all know that. But when it comes to voting (you aside) people have to choose. And I prefer the side that claims to represent the middle class (imperfect thought they may be) rather than the side that thinks only the rich deserve consideration and special treatment.
So you're saying that you don't mind corrupt leftists, and you don't like corrupt "righties." Duly noted.

I don't like any corruption... and in your mind that makes me a "righty." Duly noted.

I think we're done here. Feel free to move on to your next cut-n-paste.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118890 May 8, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're saying that you don't mind corrupt leftists, and you don't like corrupt "righties." Duly noted.
I don't like any corruption... and in your mind that makes me a "righty." Duly noted.
I think we're done here. Feel free to move on to your next cut-n-paste.
Yeah, great, so you don't have any party affiliation, and you don't vote. I get it.
nac

Patchogue, NY

#118891 May 8, 2013
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, great, so you don't have any party affiliation, and you don't vote. I get it.
I vote.
nac

Patchogue, NY

#118892 May 8, 2013
joe wrote:
WASHINGTON -- Just one day after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote a letter urging lawmakers to reject a slate of Wall Street deregulation measures, nearly two dozen Democrats joined Republicans to approve the package in the House Financial Services Committee.
The legislation would repeal several sections of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law targeting derivatives, the complex financial transactions at the heart of the 2008 banking collapse. Similar measures have already cleared the House Agriculture Committee with broad bipartisan backing.
Once again... Republicans and Democrats in Washington can agree on something! And once again that "something" hurts the middle class. They agree to De-regulate Wall Street & big banks... what a surprise!!!

Both corrupt parties have the back of the corrupt institutions that fund them? Wow!

Yet all of you followers continue to support the parties that are actively and openly working against you. When will you wake up??
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118893 May 9, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
Once again... Republicans and Democrats in Washington can agree on something! And once again that "something" hurts the middle class. They agree to De-regulate Wall Street & big banks... what a surprise!!!
Both corrupt parties have the back of the corrupt institutions that fund them? Wow!
Yet all of you followers continue to support the parties that are actively and openly working against you. When will you wake up??
You are too stupid to believe. I posted the article to point out the truth of your statement and you attack.???
nac

Patchogue, NY

#118894 May 9, 2013
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
You are too stupid to believe. I posted the article to point out the truth of your statement and you attack.???
I didn't "attack" anyone. I just asked when you and your ilk would wake up. Calm down joey.
shameless-li

United States

#118895 May 9, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
Once again... Republicans and Democrats in Washington can agree on something! And once again that "something" hurts the middle class. They agree to De-regulate Wall Street & big banks... what a surprise!!!
Both corrupt parties have the back of the corrupt institutions that fund them? Wow!
Yet all of you followers continue to support the parties that are actively and openly working against you. When will you wake up??
i don't stick to any party line. i try to make my OWN decisions on what candidate seems to be the most honest and believable at the time. it's just going to get worse, first it's the dems vs the reps and now it seems to be the blacks vs the whites.

i agree with you that there are no parties working for the people anymore. they just work in their own best interests...
we're screwed no matter who run the country.

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