Who do you support for U.S. Senate in North Carolina in 2010?

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I will support fracking when the republican house is forced to drink the fracking water..
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<quoted text> Anti-tracking laws would stop any recovery in its tracks. Only the Republican House can save us from insane anti-fracking laws.

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TSF wrote:
I will support fracking when the republican house is forced to drink the fracking water..
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Fine. You guys are really screwed now. Bernanke is raising interest rates. Just in time to finish the economy off in 2014 for the off year elections. The dems can say,goodbye White House.
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I don't know. If the republikans had presented a viable candidate in 2012, they would have the White House now. Instead they presented vulture capitalist Twitt and proceeded to attack every large group of voters in the most stupid campaign I have ever witnessed. Have they learned anything? Not in NC at least. Republikans here are executing an all out attack on teachers, public education, public workers, the environment, the poor, the disabled, women ,community colleges, Universities, the US constitution, etc. Jobs created? Zero. The only thing they have worked FOR is tax breaks for the rich.
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<quoted text> Fine. You guys are really screwed now. Bernanke is raising interest rates. Just in time to finish the economy off in 2014 for the off year elections. The dems can say,goodbye White House.
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I don't know. If the republikans had presented a viable candidate in 2012, they would have the White House now. Instead they presented vulture capitalist Twitt and proceeded to attack every large group of voters in the most stupid campaign I have ever witnessed. Have they learned anything? Not in NC at least. Republikans here are executing an all out attack on teachers, public education, public workers, the environment, the poor, the disabled, women ,community colleges, Universities, the US constitution, etc. Jobs created? Zero. The only thing they have worked FOR is tax breaks for the rich.
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Prove it, the attacks. Not opinion, the actual legislation. Let's see it.
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Here's one for you, "Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina lawmakers had a tough choice this spring: Change how unemployment benefits are calculated, potentially cutting off benefits to tens of thousands of people, or allow the state's debt to the federal government to continue as a drag on the economy.

The Tar Heel state was one of many in the same situation, but North Carolina lawmakers were the only ones who chose the quicker fix. Effective July 1, 71,000 people will see their extended benefits end.

During the 1990s, states gradually cut back on the unemployment tax they charged to businesses, explained Duke University economist Aaron Chatterji. When recession hit in 2008, and unemployment claims began to climb, the states lacked the trust fund to pay those benefits. They borrowed from the federal government, and now that bill is coming due.

"Most states have these have this deficits with the federal government," Chatterji said. "They are all dealing with it in different ways. North Carolina is unique in terminating the program so abruptly."

In order to pay down that debt, lawmakers agreed to a plan that reduces state unemployment compensation, eliminates extended benefits and raises employer contributions into the system. Under the plan, the debt owed will be paid off in 2016, three years early. It takes effect June 30.

"We believe it's the right decision," said Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg. "Had we not made these changes to start putting some fiscal sanity back into the system, that fund would not exist for any future people."
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Now, NC republikans in Raleigh are trying to put a state tax on grandpa's social security . That is in addition to putting more sales tax on groceries, medicine, doctor visits, car repairs, hair cuts and everything else that people actually need to buy. Don't believe me, check it out for yourself.

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TSF wrote:
I don't know. If the republikans had presented a viable candidate in 2012, they would have the White House now. Instead they presented vulture capitalist Twitt and proceeded to attack every large group of voters in the most stupid campaign I have ever witnessed. Have they learned anything? Not in NC at least. Republikans here are executing an all out attack on teachers, public education, public workers, the environment, the poor, the disabled, women ,community colleges, Universities, the US constitution, etc. Jobs created? Zero. The only thing they have worked FOR is tax breaks for the rich.
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The only thing that will derail the Republicans in 2014 is to NOT support an immigration bill. Have you had a chance to examine the new health care law?
TSF

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The bench gang sits around complaining about socialism while snacking on money from their disability & unemployment benefits. The gang votes for republikan legislators , who then vote to end their disability & unemployment benefits , tax their grandpa's social security ,medicine and doctor visits. But the legislators vote that death penalties based on race is now OK and the gang approves of that , so they give the legislators a pass. NC republikans are a strange breed indeed.
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TSF wrote:
Now, NC republikans in Raleigh are trying to put a state tax on grandpa's social security . That is in addition to putting more sales tax on groceries, medicine, doctor visits, car repairs, hair cuts and everything else that people actually need to buy. Don't believe me, check it out for yourself.
You made the claim, back it up. It's not a matter of belief, it because you can't spell.
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I get so much conflicting information about the affordable health care law that I am still unsure about its effect on me personally. I already have insurance which is expensive but pays when I have a problem. All indications so far show that my premiums will be increasing. I don't know how much at this time.
The republican noise machine seems to agree that the act will add another trillion dollars to the national debt over the next 10 years. The democrat noise machine seems to feel that it actually lowers medical costs overall for the government. I have never actually witnessed medical costs declining, so I am skeptical of the democrats claim. The republican claim seems reasonable in terms of numbers. The question that baffles me is why republikans are so upset about adding one trillion dollars to the national debt over 10 years when just last week they quietly and with no qualms added one trillion dollars to the national debt IN ONE DAY with a massive give away to cane, beet and dairy mega agro-business.
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> The only thing that will derail the Republicans in 2014 is to NOT support an immigration bill. Have you had a chance to examine the new health care law?

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I get so much conflicting information about the affordable health care law that I am still unsure about its effect on me personally. I already have insurance which is expensive but pays when I have a problem. All indications so far show that my premiums will be increasing. I don't know how much at this time.
The republican noise machine seems to agree that the act will add another trillion dollars to the national debt over the next 10 years. The democrat noise machine seems to feel that it actually lowers medical costs overall for the government. I have never actually witnessed medical costs declining, so I am skeptical of the democrats claim. The republican claim seems reasonable in terms of numbers. The question that baffles me is why republikans are so upset about adding one trillion dollars to the national debt over 10 years when just last week they quietly and with no qualms added one trillion dollars to the national debt IN ONE DAY with a massive give away to cane, beet and dairy mega agro-business.
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The farm bill was defeated in the House, T.. Get up to speed! Maybe you need to direct your ire to your friend Nancy Pelosi.
http://politix.topix.com/homepage/6649-nancy-...

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TSF wrote:
I get so much conflicting information about the affordable health care law that I am still unsure about its effect on me personally. I already have insurance which is expensive but pays when I have a problem. All indications so far show that my premiums will be increasing. I don't know how much at this time.
The republican noise machine seems to agree that the act will add another trillion dollars to the national debt over the next 10 years. The democrat noise machine seems to feel that it actually lowers medical costs overall for the government. I have never actually witnessed medical costs declining, so I am skeptical of the democrats claim. The republican claim seems reasonable in terms of numbers. The question that baffles me is why republikans are so upset about adding one trillion dollars to the national debt over 10 years when just last week they quietly and with no qualms added one trillion dollars to the national debt IN ONE DAY with a massive give away to cane, beet and dairy mega agro-business.
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as per your comment medical cost are indeed rising.our country is in a lot of trouble.the farm bill was indeed defeated.expect 2014 to be a time of great change for America.only a negative vote on the immigration bill can forestall a Republican victory in 2014.the long-term prospects for Obama care do not appear to be good.
TSF

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Thanks Robert. You are right, I am behind. Interesting article.
172 republikans voted to give them the money. 62 republicans voted against the massive give away. 24 dems voted for the massive give away. 177 democrats voted against the give away. Old Nancy did vote against it, so at least I can give her credit for that bit of wisdom. So now, temporarily, the USA will not have to borrow 940 billion dollars to give to the mega agro-business. What is curious it that the republikans are constantly screaming about US debt and government spending , but are constantly voting to give away money, in this case,$940 billion dollars (0.940 trillion dollars) or 5.8% of the total US debt . what is wrong with that picture?
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>The farm bill was defeated in the House, T.. Get up to speed! Maybe you need to direct your ire to your friend Nancy Pelosi.
http://politix.topix.com/homepage/6649-nancy-...
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It looks like the cost of medical care, medicine and insurance are spiraling upward together just as they have been doing for years. Since I already had good insurance, probably the new insurance law will cost me money, at least that is what my insurance person is telling me and I have no reason to doubt her. I just still do not know how much it will cost. The uncertainty is my main objection to the implementation of the new insurance. I still think preventing the insurance companies from cancelling people because they get sick is a good idea.
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> as per your comment medical cost are indeed rising.our country is in a lot of trouble.the farm bill was indeed defeated.expect 2014 to be a time of great change for America.only a negative vote on the immigration bill can forestall a Republican victory in 2014.the long-term prospects for Obama care do not appear to be good.
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Agriculture: Agricultural Exports and Imports

848 - Agricultural Exports and Imports--Volume by Principal Commodities [Excel 44k]|[PDF 68k]

849 - Agricultural Exports and Imports--Value [Excel 32k]|[PDF 62k]

850 - Agricultural Imports--Value by Selected Commodity [Excel 38k]|[PDF 62k]

851 - Agricultural Imports--Value by Selected Countries of Origin [Excel 42k]|[PDF 62k]

852 - Selected Farm Products--U.S. and World Production and Exports [Excel 33k]|[PDF 53k]

853 - Percent of U.S. Agricultural Commodity Output Exported [Excel 35k]|[PDF 58k]

854 - Top 10 U.S. Export Markets for Selected Commodities: 2010 [Excel 29k]|[PDF 58k]

855 - Agricultural Exports-Value by Principal Commodities [Excel 38k]|[PDF 67k]

856 - Agricultural Exports-Value by Selected Countries of Destination [Excel 41k]|[PDF 71k]
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/a...
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Agriculture: Farm Income and Balance Sheet

830 - Family Farm Household Income and Wealth and by Gross Sales [Excel 38k]|[PDF 55k]

839 - Balance Sheet of The Farming Sector [Excel 47k]|[PDF 65k]

840 - Farm Sector Output and Value Added [Excel 70k]|[PDF 61k]

841 - Value Added To Economy by Agricultural Sector [Excel 70k]|[PDF 66k]

842 - Cash Receipts For Selected Commodities--Leading States: 2009 [Excel 114k]|[PDF 66k]

843 - Farm Income--Cash Receipts From Farm Marketings [Excel 61k]|[PDF 67k]

844 - Value of Agricultural Production, Income, and Government Payments [Excel 67k]|[PDF 67k]

845 - Farm Marketings, and Principal Commodities by State [Excel 113k]|[PDF 68k]

846 - Indexes of Prices Received and Paid by Farmers [Excel 38k]|[PDF 73k]

847 - Civilian Consumer Expenditures For Farm Foods [Excel 40k]|[PDF 68k]
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International Statistics: Agricultural Production and Trade

1372 - World Supply and Utilization of Major Crops, Livestock, and Products [Excel 71k]|[PDF 60k]

1373 - World Crop Production Summary [Excel 62k]|[PDF 64k]

1374 - Wheat, Rice, and Corn--Exports and Imports of Leading Countries [Excel 41k]|[PDF 64k]

1375 - Fisheries--Commercial Catch by Country [Excel 33k]|[PDF 62k]

1376 - Meat Production by Type and Country [Excel 31k]|[PDF 62k]

1377 - Meat Consumption by Type and Country [Excel 31k]|[PDF 62k]

1378 - EU and U.S. Organic Land, Farm Sector, and Sales [Excel 43k]|[PDF 58k]
TSF

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And the point is?
justasayin wrote:
Agriculture: Agricultural Exports and Imports
848 - Agricultural Exports and Imports--Volume by Principal Commodities [Excel 44k]|[PDF 68k]
849 - Agricultural Exports and Imports--Value [Excel 32k]|[PDF 62k]
850 - Agricultural Imports--Value by Selected Commodity [Excel 38k]|[PDF 62k]
851 - Agricultural Imports--Value by Selected Countries of Origin [Excel 42k]|[PDF 62k]
852 - Selected Farm Products--U.S. and World Production and Exports [Excel 33k]|[PDF 53k]
853 - Percent of U.S. Agricultural Commodity Output Exported [Excel 35k]|[PDF 58k]
854 - Top 10 U.S. Export Markets for Selected Commodities: 2010 [Excel 29k]|[PDF 58k]
855 - Agricultural Exports-Value by Principal Commodities [Excel 38k]|[PDF 67k]
856 - Agricultural Exports-Value by Selected Countries of Destination [Excel 41k]|[PDF 71k]
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/a...

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TSF wrote:
It looks like the cost of medical care, medicine and insurance are spiraling upward together just as they have been doing for years. Since I already had good insurance, probably the new insurance law will cost me money, at least that is what my insurance person is telling me and I have no reason to doubt her. I just still do not know how much it will cost. The uncertainty is my main objection to the implementation of the new insurance. I still think preventing the insurance companies from cancelling people because they get sick is a good idea.
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The main reason that medical costs are rising is subsidy, both public and private. You oppose agricultural subsidy, why do you support health care subsidy?
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I would eliminate ALL subsidies if it were within my power to do so. Subsidies are the opposite of free enterprise. The reason I buy insurance ,on the other hand, is to be part of a self sustaining cooperative which would cover large expense on my part in the event of a serious accident, injury, sickness etc. Allowing insurance companies to cancel someone out as soon as they get sick is fraudulent. That defeats the very purpose of insurance. I oppose fraud as well as subsidies.. I trust insurance companies and their agents like I trust rattlesnakes under my truck seat. Both need close supervision and constant defanging.
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>The main reason that medical costs are rising is subsidy, both public and private. You oppose agricultural subsidy, why do you support health care subsidy?

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