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#74
Jan 6, 2013
 
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<quoted text>You ask."why is it that the United States is the only country in the world who has poor people that are fat?" The cheapest food is also the least nutritious and the most fattening. Have you ever shopped for nothing but healthy food? It is quite expensive. Considerably more than $7 a day, which is the average food stamp allotment per person.
The "we have the richest poor people" argument is nonsense.
Ummm no once again Bodidiot tries to twist the uncomfortable truth. Oddly no-one else but the excused poor don't have the same problem. Seriously does anyone see that Bodidiot just makes up whatever he thinks will sound good as long as his dumb comments seem to make sense to him?
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#75
Jan 6, 2013
 
The New Year has started with a monstrosity of a budget deal, one that proves that neither political party, Democrats or Republicans, is really serious about controlling the growth of big government.

But soap opera dramatics about fiscal "cliffs" and sequestration shouldn’t deflect from where President Obama is really taking this country. Consider this story from the Wall Street Journal a few days before Christmas:

“Thousands of people in several Argentine cities ransacked supermarkets for a second day in the latest challenge to President Chistina Kirchner, who is struggling to revive a weak economy...In the central city Rosario, two people were killed during the incidents and 137 people arrested.

“The violence puts Mrs. Kirchner in a difficult position as the poor are [her] core constituents...Her government spends billions of dollars a year to help low income families, including free health care...[Yet] Argentine activists who claim to represent the poor traditionally block access to supermarkets in the month of December to demand free food and other items...The latest events were some of the worst acts of looting and vandalism in years.... Local media showed dozens of men, women, and children hauling away televisions, refrigerators, and food.”

Some have said my warnings about a coming civil war between makers and takers are exaggerated. It’s true that Argentina’s politicians have been waging class warfare since Juan and Eva Peron–and they aren’t fazed when it turns bloody. Obama and the Democrats are relative newcomers to the game. But Argentina reveals who really suffers when those who create a nation’s wealth get mugged by those who spend it–as just happened this week in Washington.

It’s the poor and the middle class, the very ones big government says it’s trying to protect.

And sadly that’s where Mitt Romney had it wrong.

That 47 percent of Americans who get unemployment benefits, Social Security disability checks, Medicare and Medicaid, and government student loans, aren’t the real takers. Like the rioters in Rosario, they’re just pawns in a perennial battle between those who see wealth and prosperity as something created by hard work, ingenuity, and innovation in a free market system–or something to be doled out by government.

Experience teaches that those who believe in free markets are right. The November election and the budget deal, however, show that the other side is winning, and winning big.

Since 1970, America’s public sector has exploded as a percentage of GDP, rising to almost 25% last year. While the national unemployment rate hovers at the 8% mark, government worker unemployment rate is a cozy 3.8%. Sixteen percent of America’s workforce now work for government. By the time the Obama administration ends, we won’t be that far away from Argentina’s 21 percent.

Yet as an economic and social enterprise, government creates nothing.

Far from adding to people’s standard of living, government is the number one cause of poverty in this country. It forces those who depend on its largesse to live hand to mouth, with no time or money to plan for the future. They become unable to fend for themselves---and increasingly resentful of those who can.

When the economy tanks and the government checks have to shrink, their only alternative is to take to the streets. That’s what happening in Argentina, and in Greece; and that’s where the growth of government is taking us here, as this current budget deal increases handouts–and more and more Americans are finding that an unemployment or Social Security disability check is their only life line.

Washington’s Republicans and Democrats alike have become the toll collectors on the road to serfdom–and the road to Rosario.
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#76
Jan 6, 2013
 
How far down that road depends on how our private sector rallies in 2013 after two numbing defeats, first on November 7 and then on Capitol Hill this week.
It needs to explain to that 47 percent that when big government wins, we all lose–and that this nation won’t survive if it does.
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Jan 6, 2013
 
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<quoted text>You ask."why is it that the United States is the only country in the world who has poor people that are fat?" The cheapest food is also the least nutritious and the most fattening. Have you ever shopped for nothing but healthy food? It is quite expensive. Considerably more than $7 a day, which is the average food stamp allotment per person.
The "we have the richest poor people" argument is nonsense.
Gee, thanks for your nutrition lesson, I'll try to remember that the next time I'm at Wal Mart or BJ's on the first of the month and see some fat whale with 2 carts full of groceries paying with her benefit card.
Incidentally, 7$ a day is not even close. The average single mother, depending on how many kids she has, gets a benefit of between $300 and $500 a month. That info, by the way, came from my wife who used to work for the county in that department.
You should probably be armed with better facts to back up your arguments.
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#78
Jan 6, 2013
 
Bodhisatva wrote:
<quoted text>You ask."why is it that the United States is the only country in the world who has poor people that are fat?" The cheapest food is also the least nutritious and the most fattening. Have you ever shopped for nothing but healthy food? It is quite expensive. Considerably more than $7 a day, which is the average food stamp allotment per person.
The "we have the richest poor people" argument is nonsense.
your and idiot, where were all the fatasses during the great depression when they had to use lard in meals. They are fat because they sit on their azzes all day, wake up at noon, and drink soda and kool aid instead of the free water out of the tap. I know I see it all the time. Tv babysits the kiddies, and schools feed them. How about they stop buying cigarettes and buy some produce instead. Or maybe take a night off from BINGO.

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Jan 6, 2013
 
Bodhisatva wrote:
<quoted text>You ask."why is it that the United States is the only country in the world who has poor people that are fat?" The cheapest food is also the least nutritious and the most fattening. Have you ever shopped for nothing but healthy food? It is quite expensive. Considerably more than $7 a day, which is the average food stamp allotment per person.
The "we have the richest poor people" argument is nonsense.
Right wingers are all fundamentally negative people. The glass is always half empty with these people. they must have an enemy, or someone to look down on. it's either gays, blacks latinos,etc. But, thank God, the last election proved one thing. And that is that our political system sometimes works well. The party of stupid, with their Bibles and assault rifles are already reduced to a very absurd footnote in history. The only thing that the G.o.p. managed to do was mobilize every mouth breathing imbecil in America to stand up and make total asses of themselves. Chris Christie and evry other bright young Republican will try to kick these imbecils to the curb. And that's good because we actually need a sane and competent Republican party. good riddance to bad trash. Even the ever present Penis Leech has been laying low. Maybe he's just back on his meds.
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#80
Jan 7, 2013
 
Conservatives are the people:
FOR America
FOR Personal responsibility
FOR working hard and being able to keep the moneey they earn
FOR Family
FOR Freedom
FOR Equality
FOR Lower taxes for everyone
FOR FAIR tax system
FOR Keeping government in the hands of the people
Liberals are the LEECHES:
For taxing others when they don't pay
Against people working hard
For being paid to sit home and be lazy
For Killing babes
For bankrupting the country
For killing babies
For Class envy
For a divided society
For pornography
For unfair taxes
For American failure
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#81
Jan 7, 2013
 
Bodhi is an idiot wrote:
Conservatives are the people:
FOR America
FOR Personal responsibility
FOR working hard and being able to keep the moneey they earn
FOR Family
FOR Freedom
FOR Equality
FOR Lower taxes for everyone
FOR FAIR tax system
FOR Keeping government in the hands of the people
Liberals are the LEECHES:
For taxing others when they don't pay
Against people working hard
For being paid to sit home and be lazy
For Killing babes
For bankrupting the country
For killing babies
For Class envy
For a divided society
For pornography
For unfair taxes
For American failure
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The election is over, Penis Leech, just shut up and go get a job. There must be something you can do, other than type mean nonsense on Topix all day.
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#82
Jan 7, 2013
 
The election is over the leeches re-elected liar obama and the conservatives elected Republicans to control the House.

Americans are trying to sae the country while the liberal leeches are destroying it.
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#83
Jan 7, 2013
 
Ben Gleck wrote:
<quoted text>Right wingers are all fundamentally negative people. The glass is always half empty with these people. they must have an enemy, or someone to look down on. it's either gays, blacks latinos,etc. But, thank God, the last election proved one thing. And that is that our political system sometimes works well. The party of stupid, with their Bibles and assault rifles are already reduced to a very absurd footnote in history. The only thing that the G.o.p. managed to do was mobilize every mouth breathing imbecil in America to stand up and make total asses of themselves. Chris Christie and evry other bright young Republican will try to kick these imbecils to the curb. And that's good because we actually need a sane and competent Republican party. good riddance to bad trash. Even the ever present Penis Leech has been laying low. Maybe he's just back on his meds.
Serious question for you. Do you favor socialism?
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Jan 7, 2013
 
let me help clear up the confusion. this may help you read it. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/arti...

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Jan 7, 2013
 
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Serious question for you. Do you favor socialism?
No. Why did it all of a sudden become an either or question? Did Obama start social security? Did Obama start public education?, the F.D.A? Medicare? No, of course not! What right wingers fail to understand is that we have been living in a social Democracy for a very long time. And many of these programs have been proven to be very good things. Some, not so much.A pure Socialistic society would be a nightmare. On the other hand a pure lassez faire, no controls capitalist society would be equally awful. We developed the largest, most affluent middle class in the history of the world during the fifties and right through the end of the twentieth century. During Eisenhower's term the top five per cent were taxed at a rate of 90%. Reagan got it lowered to around seventy, clinton lowered it again, as did George W. While that was happenning the American middle class took a terrible beating. That was also a period of massive deregulation of big bussiness. How did that work out? Almost total collapse. It's always convenient to blame the poor. They casn't defend themselves. Conservatives have been lied to. They bekieve these lies, and consequently have lost the political battle, if not the war. All the Republicans have to show for all their distortions and lies is control of the congress. A congress, BTW that is generally considered to be the worst in history. Their approval rating has at times dipped into single digits. If you are serious about caring for this country, this might be a good time to start questioning some of your fundamental world views.
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Jan 7, 2013
 
Ben Gleck wrote:
<quoted text>No. Why did it all of a sudden become an either or question? Did Obama start social security? Did Obama start public education?, the F.D.A? Medicare? No, of course not! What right wingers fail to understand is that we have been living in a social Democracy for a very long time. And many of these programs have been proven to be very good things. Some, not so much.A pure Socialistic society would be a nightmare. On the other hand a pure lassez faire, no controls capitalist society would be equally awful. We developed the largest, most affluent middle class in the history of the world during the fifties and right through the end of the twentieth century. During Eisenhower's term the top five per cent were taxed at a rate of 90%. Reagan got it lowered to around seventy, clinton lowered it again, as did George W. While that was happenning the American middle class took a terrible beating. That was also a period of massive deregulation of big bussiness. How did that work out? Almost total collapse. It's always convenient to blame the poor. They casn't defend themselves. Conservatives have been lied to. They bekieve these lies, and consequently have lost the political battle, if not the war. All the Republicans have to show for all their distortions and lies is control of the congress. A congress, BTW that is generally considered to be the worst in history. Their approval rating has at times dipped into single digits. If you are serious about caring for this country, this might be a good time to start questioning some of your fundamental world views.
Why because those world views all should be in lock step with your warped sense of reality for us all? Who died and made you king? Why should only your crazy view be the right way? Hypocrite.

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Why because those world views all should be in lock step with your warped sense of reality for us all? Who died and made you king? Why should only your crazy view be the right way? Hypocrite.
You get an "F" for reading comprehension. I suggested that the poster, whom I was adressing should simply "question" his world view, not accept mine. We all should do that. Facists all think ecactly alike, free men are all different. BTW do you have anything usefull to add? Or just the usual right wing hate?
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#88
Jan 7, 2013
 
Ben Gleck wrote:
<quoted text>No. Why did it all of a sudden become an either or question? Did Obama start social security? Did Obama start public education?, the F.D.A? Medicare? No, of course not! What right wingers fail to understand is that we have been living in a social Democracy for a very long time. And many of these programs have been proven to be very good things. Some, not so much.A pure Socialistic society would be a nightmare. On the other hand a pure lassez faire, no controls capitalist society would be equally awful. We developed the largest, most affluent middle class in the history of the world during the fifties and right through the end of the twentieth century. During Eisenhower's term the top five per cent were taxed at a rate of 90%. Reagan got it lowered to around seventy, clinton lowered it again, as did George W. While that was happenning the American middle class took a terrible beating. That was also a period of massive deregulation of big bussiness. How did that work out? Almost total collapse. It's always convenient to blame the poor. They casn't defend themselves. Conservatives have been lied to. They bekieve these lies, and consequently have lost the political battle, if not the war. All the Republicans have to show for all their distortions and lies is control of the congress. A congress, BTW that is generally considered to be the worst in history. Their approval rating has at times dipped into single digits. If you are serious about caring for this country, this might be a good time to start questioning some of your fundamental world views.
Thank you for answering my question without name calling. I am a conservative republican but i respect other views even if i dont agree. My apologies for some of the other so called conservatives and their childish rants.
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#89
Jan 7, 2013
 
Don't apologize for others. You are being duped by a welfare collecting leech who only knows name calling. Don't be so stupid to think welfare leech Ben Gleck is anything other than a mental midget socialist nazi.
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Thank you for answering my question without name calling. I am a conservative republican but i respect other views even if i dont agree. My apologies for some of the other so called conservatives and their childish rants.
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#90
Jan 7, 2013
 
I am a liberal and I respect other point of view. I will listen to you speak while I take the money from your back pocket. I freely admit that I rob my grandchildrens piggy bank and then head to the closet casino. Why should my grandchildren have money and I don't. Working Americans owe me.

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Gee, thanks for your nutrition lesson, I'll try to remember that the next time I'm at Wal Mart or BJ's on the first of the month and see some fat whale with 2 carts full of groceries paying with her benefit card.
Incidentally, 7$ a day is not even close. The average single mother, depending on how many kids she has, gets a benefit of between $300 and $500 a month. That info, by the way, came from my wife who used to work for the county in that department.
You should probably be armed with better facts to back up your arguments.
Go down this list....I was wrong.....Guam is the only U.S Territory(not even a state)that comes close to $7

Average Monthly Food Stamp Benefits per Participant
United States $133.42
Alabama $127.26
Alaska $170.07
Arizona $126.53
Arkansas $121.72
California $149.05
Colorado $137.05
Connecticut $143.89
Delaware $127.36
District of Columbia $137.74
Florida $138.98
Georgia $135.90
Hawaii $213.65
Idaho $129.18
Illinois $139.45
Indiana $132.46
Iowa $121.20
Kansas $125.11
Kentucky $127.43
Louisiana $136.10
Maine $124.16
Maryland $128.46
Massachusetts $132.51
Michigan $135.84
Minnesota $115.98
Mississippi $123.76
Missouri $128.54
Montana $127.78
Nebraska $122.43
Nevada $123.35
New Hampshire $118.68
New Jersey $133.26
New Mexico $128.17
New York $147.45
North Carolina $121.37
North Dakota $128.52
Ohio $138.60
Oklahoma $128.36
Oregon $128.24
Pennsylvania $128.43
Rhode Island $139.45
South Carolina $131.38
South Dakota $132.80
Tennessee $132.20
Texas $123.95
Utah $121.75
Vermont $121.88
Virginia $128.00
Washington $126.69
West Virginia $120.23
Wisconsin $116.58
Wyoming $125.60
Guam $215.98
Puerto Rico NA
Virgin Islands $177.18

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Thank you for answering my question without name calling. I am a conservative republican but i respect other views even if i dont agree. My apologies for some of the other so called conservatives and their childish rants.
Well, there you have it. The last couple of posts are from someone who thinks he's representing the conservative point of view.When in fact, he is ruinning it. We need a sane and reasonable republican party. But, as long as it's being hy-jacked by gun toting, Bible thumping, racist extremists, we will have a democratic monopoly. I could just as easilly be condemning liberals. I really have very little use for them. I was put in Viet Nam by democrats and stupidly so, in my opinion. I am sixty four years old, and a Viet nam vet. Marine infantry.(regardless of what these crazies on here believe). I love America. But, the America I love is not just for rich white men. It's here to give a chance for everyone. The dreaded "redistribution of wealth" that we hear tossed around lately, has already occured. The wealth all got redistributed to the top five %. They have the lobbyists. They can rerwrite the laws any which way they want. And what they want is to glom unto ever more wealth. If they are the job creators, where are the jobs? They're In India, and China, and Brazil. Because that's where the cheap labor is, and that's where the expanding markets are. What we need is capitalism with fair rules. Not the corporatocracy that's been created in the last forty years.Sorry for being so wordy. BTW I love capitalism. I am a bussiness man. And, yes I am quite comfortable financially.Just ignore this crazy person.I see that now he's pretending to be you. How can someone do that while claiming some kind of moral high ground? Incredible!
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