Why it Matters: Civil Rights

Why it Matters: Civil Rights

There are 56 comments on the Northern Michigan News story from Oct 18, 2012, titled Why it Matters: Civil Rights. In it, Northern Michigan News reports that:

In areas such as mortgages, voter identification and immigration enforcement, the presidential candidates differ over how to use laws that guarantee equality and how far the Justice Department's civil rights division, which exerts strong influence on issues of race and ethnicity, should go to ensure all Americans are treated fairly.

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The Notorious Rico

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#53 Oct 22, 2012
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
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It looks like nobody was able to name one good thing this guy's done for America.
Comments 9-10-11-12 is a list of what Obama accomplished so far. I know you didn't look at it nor will you admit that out of all those accomplishments that many were actually good for the USA.

Can you say, "DENIAL".

Elk Grove Village, IL

#54 Oct 22, 2012
Oh stop blubbering about civil rights already.
The discrimination you talk about is trumped up in your imagination so you can have a platform to run on. The left can be very creative in their skulldugarie.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#55 Oct 22, 2012
WHERE was the "Four WHOM got KILLED" Civil Rights????

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ItsTheUnemployme ntStupid

Covina, CA

#56 Oct 23, 2012
Where are the jobs Obama?

United States

#57 Oct 23, 2012
I like evry1s name lol
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#58 Oct 23, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
<quoted text>
Comments 9-10-11-12 is a list of what Obama accomplished so far. I know you didn't look at it nor will you admit that out of all those accomplishments that many were actually good for the USA.
Can you say, "DENIAL".
Can you say expensive new programs that cater to special interests but provide no actual benefits? Repealing “don’t ask don’t tell” was a good thing that will not cost the taxpayers and actually corrects an injustice but the rest of the stuff on the list carries a small to nonexistent cost to benefit ratio and many of those things good or bad would have happened without Obama.

Ann Arbor, MI

#59 Oct 23, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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I'm voting for Obama because he......
Extended child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes
Created an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in peer-reviewed manufacturing processes
Required economic justification for tax changes
Implemented “Women Owned Business” contracting program
Changed standards for determining broadband access
Established a credit card bill of rights
Expanded loan programs for small businesses
Extended the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes
Extended the 2007 Alternative MinimumTax patch
Closed the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plan
Expanded the Senior Corps volunteer program
Required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
Gave tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums
Required large employers to contribute to a national health plan
Required children to have health insurance coverage
Expanded eligibility for Medicaid
Expanded eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP)
Required health plans to disclose how much of the premium goes to patient care
Established an independent health institute to provide accurate and objective information
In non-competitive markets, forced insurers to pay out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care
Eliminated the higher subsidies to Medicare Advantage plans
Expanded funding to train primary care providers and public health practitioners
Increased funding to expand community based prevention programs
Reinstated executive order to hire an additional 100,000 federal employees with disabilities within five years.
Increased the Veterans Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health professionals
Expanded the Veterans Administration’s number of “centers of excellence” in specialty care
Appointed a special adviser to the president on violence against women
Fully funded the Violence Against Women Act
Directed military leaders to end war in Iraq
Began removing combat brigades from Iraq
Created a military families advisory board
Ended the abuse of supplemental budgets for war
Made U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional on anti-terror efforts
Opened “America Houses” in Islamic cities around the globe
Allocated Homeland Security funding according to risk
Created a real National Infrastructure Protection Plan
Increased funding for local emergency planning
Extended monitoring and verification provisions of the START I Treaty
Appointed a White House Coordinator for Nuclear Security
Initiated a grant and training program for law enforcement to deter cyber crime
Improved relations with Turkey, and its relations with Iraqi Kurds
Launched an international Add Value to Agriculture Initiative (AVTA)
Created a rapid response fund for emerging democracies
Granted Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba
Restored funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) program
Established an Energy Partnership for the Americas
Expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership to all low-income, first-time mothers
Required new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions.
Provided affordable, high-quality child care
Recruited math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession
Reduced subsidies to private student lenders and protect student borrowers
Encouraged water-conservation efforts in the West
Increased funding for national parks and forests
Increased funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Encouraged farmers to use more renewable energy and be more energy efficient
Expanded Pell grants for low-income students
Pursued a wildfire management plan
Removed more brush, small trees and vegetation that fuel wildfires
Expanded access to places to hunt and fish
Pushed for enactment of Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation and other factors
GREAT!! OBAMA 2012!!

United States

#60 Oct 23, 2012
Jobs are everywhere You JUST have 2 look

Singapore, Singapore

#61 Oct 23, 2012
"Example is leadership." - Albert Schweitzer
JuanRicoTheBlack Troll

Baldwin Park, CA

#62 Oct 23, 2012
larry wrote:
"Example is leadership." - Albert Schweitzer
Yes it is...

Covina, CA

#64 Oct 24, 2012
All of them are weak.
UiDiotracesMAkeW orldPeace

United States

#65 Oct 24, 2012
The Civil Right (2) are on Precipitous/precarious incline.

United States

#66 Oct 24, 2012
U all full of .....
too funny

London, UK

#67 Oct 24, 2012
Juan wrote:
U all full of .....
If they dried you out like a cow pie, they could use you to power a small city...

United States

#68 Oct 25, 2012
I know right :-) HATERS like u deserve nothing ALWAYS crying about somethin

Chicago, IL

#69 Nov 16, 2012
nym8387 wrote:
<quoted text>no Rico is a complete idiot nothing he posted Obama did he just "expanded".lol Obama will lose in a landslide. Posting whole chapters of shit Rico didn't even read is not going to keep his boy in the white house.the economy is in the toilet and he wants to legalize 25 million parasites that alone is a failed term. You and Rico can console each other during romney's inauguration.
Just wanted to point out that President Obama didnt loose

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