McConnell says Poor have it too easy

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ritchy mitchy

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/19/1101 ...

his estimated current wealth (not including his wifes 80,000,000)is around 30,000,000-50,000,000

his current salary : 194,000

194,000 / 50 weeks ='s 3880 a week

3880 a week /5 days ='s 776.00

he makes 776.00 dollars a day.

he knows nothing of the hardships of the working poor and middle class.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/12/05/9258...
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ritchy mitchy wrote:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/ 2012/06/19/1101...
his estimated current wealth (not including his wifes 80,000,000)is around 30,000,000-50,000,000
his current salary : 194,000
194,000 / 50 weeks ='s 3880 a week
3880 a week /5 days ='s 776.00
he makes 776.00 dollars a day.
he knows nothing of the hardships of the working poor and middle class.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/12/05/9258...
There are more democrat multi millionaires in congress than republicans. Put that in your class warfare pipe and smoke it. Not a very convincing argument you make against him, Mr. Lefty. When are you going to grow balls big enough to come get my guns?

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yes, lets look at the saintly Al Gore, who just became one of the riches men in the world by sellling his green network to Al Jahzeera (arab TV station that loves to bash the US). Meanwhile he flies in his polluting private jet and tells us to drive turdboxes

Or the saintly rocker Bono, who always tells rich countries to forgive debts of poor ones, yet maintains a home address on an island to avoid paying income taxes to ireland.

BOTH sides have plenty of rich pricks.
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How could the people of a state that produced statesmen like Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, and Alben Barkley elect two idots like Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul to represent them in the U.S. Senate.
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ritchy mitchy wrote:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/ 2012/06/19/1101...
his estimated current wealth (not including his wifes 80,000,000)is around 30,000,000-50,000,000
his current salary : 194,000
194,000 / 50 weeks ='s 3880 a week
3880 a week /5 days ='s 776.00
he makes 776.00 dollars a day.
he knows nothing of the hardships of the working poor and middle class.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/12/05/9258...
So what does his income have to do with the topic? He is NOT poor because he and his wife studied hard and stayed in High School, made good enough grades to get into college, went to college and studied hard, then got good jobs because of their hard work and sacrifice.
Contrast that to most (not all) poor people. They most likely did not finish High school, probably had children which they were not able to afford to raise, didn't go to college, didn't study hard and stay out of trouble and have no marketable skills. THAT is why they are poor.
Lincoln just born in KY

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Jan 25, 2013
 
Gotta worry wrote:
How could the people of a state that produced statesmen like Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, and Alben Barkley elect two idots like Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul to represent them in the U.S. Senate.
Yes, why can't we have good liberals as our senators. Sheesh, we you born this stupid or is it more of a lifetime work for you?
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Lincoln just born in KY wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, why can't we have good liberals as our senators. Sheesh, we you born this stupid or is it more of a lifetime work for you?
Lincoln was officialy a resident of Illinois, but he lived much of the time with his in-laws in Kentucky while he was representing the Illinois Central RR in KY courts.

I suppose you call McConnell and Paul "Conservatives" but they are not. Eisenhower was a conservative. These guys, especially Paul, are really Social Darwinist Libertarians using the "Conservative" label as a Trojan Horse.

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The word "conservative" has no definitive meaning.

THere are fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, war hawks that call themselves conservative. In Canada, "Conservatives" are the ones that want to keep universal health care and other programs.

Rand Paul is a Libertarian. He values our founding documents as amended, yet many think that is somehow a bad thing. Maybe then its time to rewrite those documents?

McConnell is most definitely NOT a conservative. I have watched him support many non-conservative things like nation building. He is simply a Republican that, sadly puts his party ahead of the nation. I will give him major kudos for giving KY a major leadership position and for the times he has put KY ahead of party (like with farm bills).

George Dubya Bush was not a conservative, he was a corporate raider. He took over the company (nation) ran up its debt, and declared big dividends for himself and friends.(Halliburton alone has made over 1 trillion from defense contracts since 2002).

Me? I would guess I am a federalist. I believe in social programs, but only at the state level. The federal government has proven it cannot even deliver the mail efficiently, I surely dont want to trust them with other major things.
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SpiritoftheHawk wrote:
The word "conservative" has no definitive meaning.
THere are fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, war hawks that call themselves conservative. In Canada, "Conservatives" are the ones that want to keep universal health care and other programs.
Rand Paul is a Libertarian. He values our founding documents as amended, yet many think that is somehow a bad thing. Maybe then its time to rewrite those documents?
McConnell is most definitely NOT a conservative. I have watched him support many non-conservative things like nation building. He is simply a Republican that, sadly puts his party ahead of the nation. I will give him major kudos for giving KY a major leadership position and for the times he has put KY ahead of party (like with farm bills).
George Dubya Bush was not a conservative, he was a corporate raider. He took over the company (nation) ran up its debt, and declared big dividends for himself and friends.(Halliburton alone has made over 1 trillion from defense contracts since 2002).
Me? I would guess I am a federalist. I believe in social programs, but only at the state level. The federal government has proven it cannot even deliver the mail efficiently, I surely dont want to trust them with other major things.
You want "efficient" mail service, just privitize it. You could send a letter from New York to San Francisco for maybe 5 cents. But if you sent it to some podunk town in Kentucky it would probably cost you $15, if even that cheap. And the Mail Company would make big profits.
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I would guess I am a federalist. I believe in social programs, but only at the state level.
That sounds good until you really look at it. The states could not cope with the Great Depression. Some of them, Kentucky being one example, could barely cope with providing basic services like primary school education and roads even in good times. It was that way in the whole South. Look at what has been built / done in any rural county in Kentucky since 1932. No matter what it is, virtually nothing could have been built without some kind of Federal help. Until the 1990s the U.S. paid for things that it subsidized in places like rural KY by taxing the very rich at high rates and redistributing the money through public programs and infrastructure. If you recall, when Bill Clinton left office the Federal government had a balanced budget. Then came the big tax cuts for the wealthy.
Lincoln just born in KY

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History teacher wrote:
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That sounds good until you really look at it. The states could not cope with the Great Depression. Some of them, Kentucky being one example, could barely cope with providing basic services like primary school education and roads even in good times. It was that way in the whole South. Look at what has been built / done in any rural county in Kentucky since 1932. No matter what it is, virtually nothing could have been built without some kind of Federal help. Until the 1990s the U.S. paid for things that it subsidized in places like rural KY by taxing the very rich at high rates and redistributing the money through public programs and infrastructure. If you recall, when Bill Clinton left office the Federal government had a balanced budget. Then came the big tax cuts for the wealthy.
Fascinating that you actually believe the budget was banced under Clinton. I need not a lesson from you concerning Rand Paul's political beliefs and your claim that nothing could have been built in the rural south without federal help is laughable.

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See, I look at thatt silly thing called the Bill of Rights and its Tenth Amendment, and the dozens, perhaps hundreds of violations by our federal government. Does this not matter to anyone? Or is the Bill of Rights just out dated paper?
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Lincoln just born in KY wrote:
<quoted text>Fascinating that you actually believe the budget was banced under Clinton. I need not a lesson from you concerning Rand Paul's political beliefs and your claim that nothing could have been built in the rural south without federal help is laughable.
It is apparent that you flunked high school history. Did you flunk English too? It sure looks that way.

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I am a dipped-and-dyed democrat; however, I tend to agree with McConnel on the topic of welfare. It was originally intended as a temporary "fix", but has become a way of life for generations. I do not understand the mindset of these people. We have made it too easy! We provide housing, food, healthcare, etc. I have struggled over the years. I have worked two, sometimes three jobs most of my adult life, requiring my parents to help raise my children. I am so thankful I did not take the easy way out. I have two college educated children with wonderful work ethics. There were no teen-age pregnancies. I have worked hard and my goal was for my children to have a easier life than mine. So far so good!
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Working girl wrote:
I am a dipped-and-dyed democrat; however, I tend to agree with McConnel on the topic of welfare. It was originally intended as a temporary "fix", but has become a way of life for generations. I do not understand the mindset of these people. We have made it too easy! We provide housing, food, healthcare, etc. I have struggled over the years. I have worked two, sometimes three jobs most of my adult life, requiring my parents to help raise my children. I am so thankful I did not take the easy way out. I have two college educated children with wonderful work ethics. There were no teen-age pregnancies. I have worked hard and my goal was for my children to have a easier life than mine. So far so good!
I agree people should work. Problem is the jobs that the lowest class of labor once did are not there anymore. I used to hire 8 - 10 men to work in tobacco every year. I sold tobacco to Kennedy Leaf and about 150 people worked there during the season who were not smart enought to do any other kind of work. Where's the tobacco factory now? My mother was from the the Georgia cotton country. My father met her while he was in the army in WWII. Her father had a lot of people who worked in his cotton fields. They picked it and hoed the weeds. In the 1950s he bought a Farmall cotton harvester and started using herbicide to kill the weeds. No need for all that labor anymore.
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Old farmer wrote:
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I agree people should work. Problem is the jobs that the lowest class of labor once did are not there anymore. I used to hire 8 - 10 men to work in tobacco every year. I sold tobacco to Kennedy Leaf and about 150 people worked there during the season who were not smart enought to do any other kind of work. Where's the tobacco factory now? My mother was from the the Georgia cotton country. My father met her while he was in the army in WWII. Her father had a lot of people who worked in his cotton fields. They picked it and hoed the weeds. In the 1950s he bought a Farmall cotton harvester and started using herbicide to kill the weeds. No need for all that labor anymore.
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Tired of paying

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History teacher wrote:
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That sounds good until you really look at it. The states could not cope with the Great Depression. Some of them, Kentucky being one example, could barely cope with providing basic services like primary school education and roads even in good times. It was that way in the whole South. Look at what has been built / done in any rural county in Kentucky since 1932. No matter what it is, virtually nothing could have been built without some kind of Federal help. Until the 1990s the U.S. paid for things that it subsidized in places like rural KY by taxing the very rich at high rates and redistributing the money through public programs and infrastructure. If you recall, when Bill Clinton left office the Federal government had a balanced budget. Then came the big tax cuts for the wealthy.
Teachers like this are why we need to abolish public schools.
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Got my GED wrote:
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It is apparent that you flunked high school history. Did you flunk English too? It sure looks that way.
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But out. You're from Deltona, FL. What happens in Mayfield is none of your frackin business.
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The Mexicans are not lazy. They do not feel that certain jobs are beneath them. We all have to start somewhere. I started at the bottom just like most people. I had my fair share of working nights and weekends. I didn't finish my college degree until I was 36 years old! I still work hard, but I LOVE my job. I put in a good day's work and I am proud of myself at the end of the day! Oh, and I love the people that complain about paying for everyone else's way! Many of these people have taxes taken out of their check, but get it ALL back at the end of the year, plus MORE! That isn't paying taxes!
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Got my GED wrote:
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It is apparent that you flunked high school history. Did you flunk English too? It sure looks that way.
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No substance in your thought. You have no real argument so pick apart, or so you think, what I type on an iphone. It does however appear that you flunked common sense but passed being an asshole. I hope you are in Deltona, as I remember the town is known for prostitution and meth.

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