Scranton's Bankrupt... which city is ...

Scranton's Bankrupt... which city is next?

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“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#1 Aug 5, 2012
A nation 16 trillion in debt, and continuing to spend tens of billions of dollars every day while borrowing 40 cents on every dollar from the Chinese, the Russians, the UAE, etc. Every taxpaying American's share of this debt now over 140,000 dollars each. Stop the insanity Pennsylvania.

This president's economic carnage has to end.

"Believe in America"... Mitt Romney

Bush was horrible

Martinsburg, WV

#2 Aug 5, 2012
What in the friggen hell is Romney going to do to bring down the deficit? Name me something concrete he has said that will lower the deficit? get a grip...SON! And don't say continue the Bush tax cuts!
let's give President Obama FOUR more years to finish the job
Obama/Biden 2012
Stay the course!

“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#3 Aug 5, 2012
Bush was horrible wrote:
What in the friggen hell is Romney going to do to bring down the deficit? Name me something concrete he has said that will lower the deficit? get a grip...SON! And don't say continue the Bush tax cuts!
let's give President Obama FOUR more years to finish the job
Obama/Biden 2012
Stay the course!
You are nuts, and Bush isn't running.

It's clearly time for a change:
&fe ature=relmfu

“no”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#4 Aug 5, 2012
Oh Scranton is bankrupt? Now its a tragedy. Go down the Mon river all the towns are bankrupt. Then they blow money on beautification projects. That means they take thousands of your tax dollars and plant a row of trees, or build a couple brick pillars that look as sh!ty as the vacant building behind it. I'm sorry but the truth is this state is not moving forward. More cities in Pennsylvania will go bankrupt.

“no”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#5 Aug 5, 2012
Take it how you want. If you want jobs and money to flow through here again, we might need to drill. These hospitals that are taking over are not cutting it. On the western side of the state they talk about a rising medical industry but we are still losing people every year. Not one major population center is growing. Pittsburgh had over 6000000 people at one time. I don't think we have 3000000 now. Washington and greensburg are doing alright with jobs but I hear more about dope and violence in them places than anywere

“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#6 Aug 6, 2012
Frokeeshy1 wrote:
Take it how you want. If you want jobs and money to flow through here again, we might need to drill. These hospitals that are taking over are not cutting it. On the western side of the state they talk about a rising medical industry but we are still losing people every year. Not one major population center is growing. Pittsburgh had over 6000000 people at one time. I don't think we have 3000000 now. Washington and greensburg are doing alright with jobs but I hear more about dope and violence in them places than anywere
BINGO! That's what you get when your president grows government as a percentage of GDP by nearly 7%, at a corresponding loss in the private sector... you know, that private sector that PAYS for the government?
That's what we get when we have a president who has spent us 16 trillion in debt, and continues to spend us tens of billions of dollars in debt each and every day, while borrowing 41 cents on every dollars from the Chines, the UAE, and Russians.

That's what we get with the worst president in history, Barack Obama.

“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#7 Aug 6, 2012
How the democrats created the financial crisis:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news...

“no”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#8 Aug 10, 2012
The Last Templar wrote:
How the democrats created the financial crisis:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news...
I appreciate that link
JPS

Darby, PA

#10 Sep 14, 2012
Scranton's bankrupt because the Dunder-Miflin paper company is running it into the ground

“no”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#11 Sep 18, 2012
its not just scranton. look at the census the past... hell since you were eating fckn gerber. people are leaving. there is nothing that good to offer out here. you got a choice right now betwene whipping a$$, tossing pies, or flipping meat. alot of people that have a skilled trade cant find anything out here. we need to drill

“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#12 Sep 26, 2012
Common sense should tell everyone this is how it's going to fall... at the city level. State's are generally more resilient, and the Feds can just keep printing.

How stupid are people who support the most destructive economic policies in history... 16 trillion in debt, borrowing 40 cents on every dollar we spend, and continuing to spend tens of billions every day. Seeing two drops in our debt rating in the last four years FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY!

This president is anathema to this country, and still Pennsylvania supports him. Unbelievable ignorance.

Good luck if this guy wins another 4. I suppose he can put you all on welfare... but then, that'll only last so long. As Margaret Thatcher once said, "The problem with socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people's money".

Wake up PA.
Carla

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Oct 11, 2012
The Last Templar wrote:
A nation 16 trillion in debt, and continuing to spend tens of billions of dollars every day while borrowing 40 cents on every dollar from the Chinese, the Russians, the UAE, etc. Every taxpaying American's share of this debt now over 140,000 dollars each. Stop the insanity Pennsylvania.
This president's economic carnage has to end.
"Believe in America"... Mitt Romney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =0wbgZXUbhfcXX
Let's not forget how we got here. The Clinton administration left a surplus, can you remember that far back? As you complain about the spending, remember that wars are very expensive and who were the two presidents that took us there? I am sure they want less government. uh huh, but we will not get a tax brake under the Reps because the rich are more deserving. Less government to us means less services, less subsidies to our schools and other worthy institutions. Now, exactly who do you think will have to take up the slack? It is already happening, they have cut funding and families are forced to contribute to extracirriculars such as sports and the arts. Believe me, it isn't cheap either. Larger families and those without means need not apply. So, they'll just give it back to the states in the name of less government.

I am tired of hearing this tune from people that are not rich but may dislike the President. Unless you are wealthy, he is the the only one that has your back. Don't let anyone make you believe they will create more jobs unless they tell you how they intend to do it. The fact that the wealthy has already had ten years to create these new jobs (as they are clamimed to be the job creators) then why make the tax cuts permanent? The only way real meaningful jobs can be created is by giving corps the incentives to manufacture here and bring the jobs BACK. Right now, it is the opposite!

I do not dislike Romney but I see him as very disconnected from what is happening today. He has done a 180 from his campaign rederick and now touts that he feels for the middle class. Well, I guess anyone can take actimg lessons. The two terms under Bush almost destroyed our economy and I for one don't want to go back there again. I lost a substantial amount of money as did my husband as our IRA's were reduced by half. If you think Romney will make a better president and has your best interests in heart-please read up.I know how much they worship Ronnie Reagan but in reality, he started a lot of this with his "greed is good campaign". That is when the middle class began losing real income.

“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#14 Oct 14, 2012
Carla wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's not forget how we got here. The Clinton administration left a surplus, can you remember that far back? As you complain about the spending, remember that wars are very expensive and who were the two presidents that took us there? I am sure they want less government. uh huh, but we will not get a tax brake under the Reps because the rich are more deserving. Less government to us means less services, less subsidies to our schools and other worthy institutions. Now, exactly who do you think will have to take up the slack? It is already happening, they have cut funding and families are forced to contribute to extracirriculars such as sports and the arts. Believe me, it isn't cheap either. Larger families and those without means need not apply. So, they'll just give it back to the states in the name of less government.
I am tired of hearing this tune from people that are not rich but may dislike the President. Unless you are wealthy, he is the the only one that has your back. Don't let anyone make you believe they will create more jobs unless they tell you how they intend to do it. The fact that the wealthy has already had ten years to create these new jobs (as they are clamimed to be the job creators) then why make the tax cuts permanent? The only way real meaningful jobs can be created is by giving corps the incentives to manufacture here and bring the jobs BACK. Right now, it is the opposite!
I do not dislike Romney but I see him as very disconnected from what is happening today. He has done a 180 from his campaign rederick and now touts that he feels for the middle class. Well, I guess anyone can take actimg lessons. The two terms under Bush almost destroyed our economy and I for one don't want to go back there again. I lost a substantial amount of money as did my husband as our IRA's were reduced by half. If you think Romney will make a better president and has your best interests in heart-please read up.I know how much they worship Ronnie Reagan but in reality, he started a lot of this with his "greed is good campaign". That is when the middle class began losing real income.
Oh Carla, you have been drinking all the Kool Aid.

Bill Clinton was a socialist too. I give him credit for one thing... realizing he had a REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN BOTH HOUSES FOR EIGHT YEARS, and that he had to deal with it. Credit Newt Gingrich for bringing him a balanced budget, but I give Clinton credit for signing it, even if, truth be known, he wouldn't have gone there if he didn't have a REPUBLICAN MAJORITY TO DEAL WITH FOR ALL HIS PROGRAMS.

I also give Clinton credit for signing the REPUBLICAN plan for welfare reform. So why DID OBAMA ROLL THAT ALL BACK BY USING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO CIRCUMVENT CONGRESS.

Hey, you want a welfare state. YOU HAVE ONE.

http://www.cato.org/research/pr-nd-st.html
Carla

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Oct 14, 2012
Actually, I thought it was you that drank the Kool-aid, sir.

The point is Geo. Bush almost ran this country into depression, we came so close. My feelings are that he misled the country regarding Iraq. At the same time we were exporting the remainder of our industry for cheaper labor, he waged war with Iraq. The war machine makes beaucoup $$$$ for whom???

The promise of more jobs is not a good one unless there is a real plan and the only feasible one would be to bring back industry so that we can be productive again. It is frustrating to me to think we have chosen the wrong path, one that simply cannot work as we cannot compete with such cheap labor without reducing our standard of living. Don't you see that? All the bull about "protectionism and how it is such a bad thing" H--- yes, I do favor protecting US jobs and having a flourishing economy. We shot ourselves in the foot but instead of taking a good look at the problem, we continue down this same path as if we are hoping for a different result. Maybe this sounds a bit cynical but I often wonder if this path was chosen for other another intent.

To add insult to injury, the unemployed are viewed as unmotivated and lazy, taking advantage of the system. Social programs are Medicare, Medicaid, SS, SSI, unemployment, etc. These are mostly earned benefits and entitlements is not a dirty word as some would like to infer. Social-ISM is more away of life and I don't think our form of government qualifies because of social programs. They happen to be necessary.

“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#16 Oct 14, 2012
Carla, congratulations on that repeating that 4-year old talking point ... "BLAME BUSH, BLAME BUSH, BLAME BUSH".

Here, in graphical format so simple even a Kool Aid-drinking leftwing hyperpartisan SHILL can comprehend it: THE BUSH DEFICIT VS THE OBAMA DEFICIT:

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/24/bush-defi...
Carla

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Oct 14, 2012
The Last Templar wrote:
Carla, congratulations on that repeating that 4-year old talking point ... "BLAME BUSH, BLAME BUSH, BLAME BUSH".
Here, in graphical format so simple even a Kool Aid-drinking leftwing hyperpartisan SHILL can comprehend it: THE BUSH DEFICIT VS THE OBAMA DEFICIT:
http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/24/bush-defi...
Bush blamed Clinton for everything during his administration, but what I have said is true. I am none of those names you call me, do you need to resort to name calling when you disagree? I have been "comprehending" for a very long time and am quite capable of forming intelligent, informed decisions. I don't need to look at graphs---I read and listen and not only at election time. I pay very little attention to campaign ads offering only bytes. I follow legislation and write letters when I feel strongly about something. But hey, thanks for the address--I'm sure it proves your point.

“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#18 Oct 14, 2012
Didn't call you any names, Carla. The record is above.

But I will call you wrong... ridiculously wrong.

“no”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#20 Oct 17, 2012
Obama is the best president ever. Not for us though, for China. They're going to put him on their money. I fall into the category of if this health care goes through I don't know what I'm going to do.

“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#21 Oct 18, 2012
Obama lied to you Scranton:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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