Fact: There are 545 individuals in charge of crafting our Federal laws.<quoted text>
I am dying for you to give me facts. I would love it. But you don't and this bores me to tears. It is why I love to at least get into a good discussion with Willie. He uses his brain and brings relevant details to the game. You offer nothing.
Fact: These are the people responsible for the tax code, declaring war, and regulating business, among many many other functions.
Fact: Congress, and the rest of those individuals, have premium health care insurance, which is paid for with taxpayer dollars, and they certainly havent VOTED to abolish it even once, much less 40 times.
Fact: They are employed by the People of the United States, and with the exception of the Supreme Court Justices, it is our prerogative to fire them if they do not do the job we expect of them.
Fact: I voted for Obama in 2008
Fact: Disposable income is an indicator of middle class status.
Fact: More Republicans than Democrats voted to allow the NSA to continue with a data collection program for which their constituencies have castigated the President.
Fact: Voting is a right the Constitution recognizes for all American Citizens, and the only way (other than running for office) in which citizens can influence who makes the decisions, and the decisions our elected leaders make, for all Americans.
Fact: This is just a smattering of facts with which my posts have presented you over the last several days - your responses have been limited to your opinions .mostly your opinions of my personality, and how much it irks you for one reason or another. But that hardly negates the (fact) that Ive presented them.
Fact: your posts are no less opinion-riddled than those of anyone else on this thread, including me.
Opinions: Your opinions are every bit as boring as mine, and if it wasnt for me and willie, there wouldnt be an intelligible, much less intelligent, opposing viewpoint consistently posted on this thread, and it would become the mutual admiration society it has threatened to become for the last, oh, Im going to guess, four years. Theres nothing more boring than a bunch of folks bloviating about, and congratulating themselves on, sharing various opinions in lock-step with one another . You need me, and the one or two other opposing viewpoints here, to keep this benighted thread relevant.
Enjoy your evening.