Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#44673 Nov 21, 2013
Fake Employment Numbers and more economic lies The Government Is Telling us. A whistleblower that has come forward, said census employees have been faking and manipulating U.S. employment numbers for obama. They said that this manipulation was a significant reason for why the official unemployment rate dipped sharply just before the last presidential election. This is how communist minded people work and they will continue to destroy America.
TSF

Greenville, NC

#44674 Nov 21, 2013
I am proud of you pilgrim!! You have learned to use a dictionary.
There is hope for you yet. Don't feel so bad. Pointing out someone's craziness with glaring craziness of your own is always embarrassing . It happens.
Taxpayer wrote:
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I know you have proved you don't live on the planet.
TSF

Greenville, NC

#44675 Nov 21, 2013
The republikan solution to homelessness is more tax breaks for the rich, more bonus for bankers, elimination of estate taxes, lowering capital gains taxes and increasing sales taxes on the poor to make up the difference.
Ben wrote:
"Hawaii has a big homeless problem. The state Department of Human Services tried a different approach earlier this year, with an offer to buy one-way tickets to the mainland for homeless people from out of state. But the plan was scrapped in August, deeming it too costly.
In 2012, five states accounted for nearly half of the United States homeless population, led by California (20.7 percent), New York (11 percent) and Florida (8.7 percent), according to according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. But on a per capita basis, Hawaii is second only to the nation's Capitol, with a rate of 45.4 homeless people per 10,000." Other than homeless, what could these states possibly have in common? Democrat solution, "one way ticket". They gotta do something, soon they will have one more unemployed resident.
TSF

Greenville, NC

#44676 Nov 21, 2013
ONE (1) census bureau employee, Julius Buckmon, made up numbers for people he didn't talk to in order to make it LOOK like he was working and doing his job instead of goofing off. He did this for Julius Buckmon . Now we need to find Julius Buckmon and make him pay back the money he received for the fake reports. If he even did this for 100 persons, its effect on the reported jobless numbers would only be 0.000076%. You should sign up for remedial math. Then you would not be deceived so easily into believing the BS that the sky is falling and your power meter is spying on you and commies are hiding behind every tree and Obama is in charge of spending an---- the rest of the republican BS.
Taxpayer wrote:
Fake Employment Numbers and more economic lies The Government Is Telling us. A whistleblower that has come forward, said census employees have been faking and manipulating U.S. employment numbers for obama. They said that this manipulation was a significant reason for why the official unemployment rate dipped sharply just before the last presidential election. This is how communist minded people work and they will continue to destroy America.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#44677 Nov 21, 2013
Allen wrote:
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How about that guy Trey Radel, newly elected,(R)Florida, busted in DC for buying 3oz of cocaine from an undercover agent. The admitted alcoholic only got one year probation. I believe he was the one who wanted drug testing for food stamp recipients. He said he will take a leave of absence and donate his salary to charity. Lol. What we the people should demand is random drug testing for ALL our elected officials.
So Allen, you think addiction to drugs or alcohol is funny. I'd be mighty shocked to learn that you have not ONE relative with an addiction. Instead of making fun of people with drug and alcohol addictions, we should be helping them get help for their problems. Did you think it was funny that senator Ted Kennedy was a raging alcoholic for many years of his service as a senator. Do you think it's funny that that another of the Kennedy men, a congressman, a couple years back was arrested for DWI because he supposedly took his Ambien before he decided to drive home. What they needed was for someone to stop enabling them and help them get help for their problem. There's also Republicans as well that have battled addiction. Addiction doesn't attack by political party or social class.

I personally think anyone elected or receiving public assistance of any kind need to be drug tested. They all need help, not ridicule.
Ben

Lenoir, NC

#44678 Nov 21, 2013
Allen wrote:
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How about that guy Trey Radel, newly elected,(R)Florida, busted in DC for buying 3oz of cocaine from an undercover agent. The admitted alcoholic only got one year probation. I believe he was the one who wanted drug testing for food stamp recipients. He said he will take a leave of absence and donate his salary to charity. Lol. What we the people should demand is random drug testing for ALL our elected officials.
Typical Democrat can't get the facts correct. THREE OUNCES, give me a break. "About 10 p.m. on Oct 29, Radel met a confidential source and an undercover law enforcement officer at a Washington restaurant, prosecutors said. At the restaurant, Radel told the two that he had cocaine back at his apartment and said they could go back and use some, according to testimony.

They declined the offer to share coke with Radel, but the undercover officer said he could sell 3.5 grams to Radel, prosecutors said. Outside the restaurant, Radel gave the undercover $260, and then inside a car, the undercover gave Radel the cocaine, according to prosecutors.

When Radel stepped outside of the car, federal authorities approached him. He dropped the bag of cocaine on the street. Radel admitted to authorities that he bought cocaine. Ultimately, he and authorities went back to his apartment, where Radel retrieved another vial of cocaine and gave it to authorities, they told the court.

"What did you believe you were purchasing?" the judge asked Radel.

"A drug. Cocaine. I plead guilty," the congressman replied." At least he was honest and confessed and is willing to pay the penalty. Shall I say Wrangle, Jackson, etc..
TSF

Greenville, NC

#44679 Nov 21, 2013
Exactly what is the connection between public assistance and drugs?
State legislators take more drugs than the persons on public assistance . We should first drug and alcohol test senators and representatives in the state and federal government. They are the problem.
Makin bacon wrote:
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So Allen, you think addiction to drugs or alcohol is funny. I'd be mighty shocked to learn that you have not ONE relative with an addiction. Instead of making fun of people with drug and alcohol addictions, we should be helping them get help for their problems. Did you think it was funny that senator Ted Kennedy was a raging alcoholic for many years of his service as a senator. Do you think it's funny that that another of the Kennedy men, a congressman, a couple years back was arrested for DWI because he supposedly took his Ambien before he decided to drive home. What they needed was for someone to stop enabling them and help them get help for their problem. There's also Republicans as well that have battled addiction. Addiction doesn't attack by political party or social class.
I personally think anyone elected or receiving public assistance of any kind need to be drug tested. They all need help, not ridicule.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#44680 Nov 21, 2013
TSF wrote:
Exactly what is the connection between public assistance and drugs?
State legislators take more drugs than the persons on public assistance . We should first drug and alcohol test senators and representatives in the state and federal government. They are the problem.
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Did you not read the portion of the post where I said elected officials should be drug tested. The connection between elected officials, and those on public assistance is the fact they are spending taxpayer dollars for their drugs. Surely you could connect the dots on that one.

State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#44682 Nov 21, 2013
All congressmen convicted of purchasing illegal drugs should be made to resign immediately. That should be the law. Members of Both parties...not just Radel. Although sad, alcohol is sold freely in our society and you cannot convict a man or woman for being an alcoholic, unless he/she breaks a serious law like Patrick Kennedy did. Then, he/she needs to made to resign.
TSF

Greenville, NC

#44683 Nov 21, 2013
OK. I understand. I was thinking it doesn't make sense to drug test people who are on public assistance unless it saves money,. It actually costs the taxpayers more to do the drug testing than it saves by eliminating drug users from the assistance roles.
You are saying that it is worth the extra costs to prevent drug use. You may be right for moral as well as financial reasons, especially if we can keep the legislators sober.. Sometimes I have a tendency to only look at bottom line costs.
Makin bacon wrote:
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Did you not read the portion of the post where I said elected officials should be drug tested. The connection between elected officials, and those on public assistance is the fact they are spending taxpayer dollars for their drugs. Surely you could connect the dots on that one.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#44684 Nov 21, 2013
TSF wrote:
OK. I understand. I was thinking it doesn't make sense to drug test people who are on public assistance unless it saves money,. It actually costs the taxpayers more to do the drug testing than it saves by eliminating drug users from the assistance roles.
You are saying that it is worth the extra costs to prevent drug use. You may be right for moral as well as financial reasons, especially if we can keep the legislators sober.. Sometimes I have a tendency to only look at bottom line costs.
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Big picture, TSF. Look at the big picture. Drug testing used to cost about $55.00 for the five major street drugs. Do the math, Mr. Wizard and again, big picture.
Allen

Penrose, NC

#44685 Nov 21, 2013
TSF wrote:
Neoconazis want drug testing for the poor but not for themselves. In Fl. the state had to pay for the test if a food stamp recipient tested clean. It was discovered that state legislators take more drugs than food stamp recipients . The law cost the state many millions of dollars more than druggies eliminated would have received. Johnson declared war on poverty. Republikans have declared war on the poor.
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Hear, hear agreed. Back in July I bought a new used car, after living within my means and driving the same car for over 11 years. I took several thousand dollars cash to my bank for a down payment. They agreed to finance the remainder. After all the red tape and a few clicks of keys the deal was done. Now I go to the tag office and with several hundred dollars cash, paid for tax, title and tag. Okay I'm legal and good for at least a year right? Wrong. In October I get a bill from the county tax collector for my car. So I called the tax office and ask, "What is the difference between the tax paid in the tag office and what I'm being billed for now?" He said, "What you are being billed for now is property tax. What you were billed for in July was a one time state road and highway usage tax." Where the hell does my state income tax go? Does a portion of it not go to build and repair the state roads and highways? Why the hell should I have to pay again to drive on something that my tax dollars are already paying for. So this is a one time every time you buy a car tax. Whether I own one car or ten, I can only drive one at a time. WTF?
Tipper

Jonesville, SC

#44686 Nov 21, 2013
TSF wrote:
OK. I understand. I was thinking it doesn't make sense to drug test people who are on public assistance unless it saves money,. It actually costs the taxpayers more to do the drug testing than it saves by eliminating drug users from the assistance roles.
You are saying that it is worth the extra costs to prevent drug use. You may be right for moral as well as financial reasons, especially if we can keep the legislators sober.. Sometimes I have a tendency to only look at bottom line costs.
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You are so wrong dude Test strips cost next to nothing now.Buddy, I've bought a zillion dollars worth of food stamps from the druggies, far as I'm concerned, keep the suckers coming.
Tipper

Jonesville, SC

#44687 Nov 21, 2013
I pay good standard rate, fifty cents on the dollar.Thanks!
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#44688 Nov 21, 2013
TSF wrote:
Exactly what is the connection between public assistance and drugs?

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It is fed by the Republican stereotype that ALL welfare recipients are lazy ass drug addicts and cheaters of the system. They feel that if you wipe out these people, welfare will become non existant.
Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#44689 Nov 21, 2013
As unprecedented and unbelievable as it sounds, right now in the senate, Harry Reid is attempting to invoke the "Nuclear option" and strip away the ability for opposition to filibuster. Reid might as well burn the original copy of the constitution on the senate floor and roast marshmallows in the flames. This is a blatant attempt to prevent the very processes that keep tyranny at bay.
I am not a proponent of violence, but this (in my opinion) calls for an armed insurrection to re-capture our nation's capital and physically arrest Reid and other democrats who are destroying our country.
Allen

Penrose, NC

#44691 Nov 21, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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So Allen, you think addiction to drugs or alcohol is funny. I'd be mighty shocked to learn that you have not ONE relative with an addiction. Instead of making fun of people with drug and alcohol addictions, we should be helping them get help for their problems. Did you think it was funny that senator Ted Kennedy was a raging alcoholic for many years of his service as a senator. Do you think it's funny that that another of the Kennedy men, a congressman, a couple years back was arrested for DWI because he supposedly took his Ambien before he decided to drive home. What they needed was for someone to stop enabling them and help them get help for their problem. There's also Republicans as well that have battled addiction. Addiction doesn't attack by political party or social class.
I personally think anyone elected or receiving public assistance of any kind need to be drug tested. They all need help, not ridicule.
First off no I don't think his addiction is funny. What I did find funny is that he could take a leave of absence and pledge to donate a salary paid by the tax payers. He is supposed to be a leader, an example for the people who elected him. He should be relieved of his duties and his salary.

Let me shock you with this. Yes I did have a drug addict in my family. My ex, dead husband. And no I didn't kill him but I should have. He became addicted to pain meds and muscle relaxers prescribed to him by his doctor after a back injury. When these meds weren't enough to satisfy him he began buying drugs off the streets. I tried to help him only to be threatened with my life. At first the abuse was mental and then it became physical. After twelve years I decided that life was too short and walked away with nothing but the clothes on my back. I told him then, "You got about ten years to live at this rate." He lived another seven years and died of an overdose. He was melting oxicontin and methadone and shooting it into his arms. His mother found him dead, face down on top of his needle. Do I find addiction funny? No, it is not only tradgic for the addict but everyone around them.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#44692 Nov 21, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
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It is fed by the Republican stereotype that ALL welfare recipients are lazy ass drug addicts and cheaters of the system. They feel that if you wipe out these people, welfare will become non existant.
Arnold, as usual, you're being a drama queen. What makes you think that people stereotype or perceive welfare recipients as being this way? Do you think because it could possibly be true??? Before you start your little racist rant, remember there are more white people on welfare than blacks. So it has NOTHING to do with race, but EVERYTHING to do with because it's the truth.

The Tipper person never spoke truer words. You and I pay taxes and give this "stereotyped" group you speak of money for food, housing, insurance etc and they DO turn around and sell their food stamps for nonessential items.

Top Cat

Jonesville, SC

#44693 Nov 21, 2013
You're late Taxpayer.Reid already did it, you nut. Three dems voted against, all the rest for it.Done deal.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#44694 Nov 21, 2013
Allen wrote:
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First off no I don't think his addiction is funny. What I did find funny is that he could take a leave of absence and pledge to donate a salary paid by the tax payers. He is supposed to be a leader, an example for the people who elected him. He should be relieved of his duties and his salary.
Let me shock you with this. Yes I did have a drug addict in my family. My ex, dead husband. And no I didn't kill him but I should have. He became addicted to pain meds and muscle relaxers prescribed to him by his doctor after a back injury. When these meds weren't enough to satisfy him he began buying drugs off the streets. I tried to help him only to be threatened with my life. At first the abuse was mental and then it became physical. After twelve years I decided that life was too short and walked away with nothing but the clothes on my back. I told him then, "You got about ten years to live at this rate." He lived another seven years and died of an overdose. He was melting oxicontin and methadone and shooting it into his arms. His mother found him dead, face down on top of his needle. Do I find addiction funny? No, it is not only tradgic for the addict but everyone around them.
Sorry to hear. That is a really sad story. My sympathy to you and the families.

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