Bush is a hero

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

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#169493 Oct 4, 2013
Lyndi wrote:
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You'll stand under their umbrella solicting their votes though and when they don't give them to you, you don't hesitate to grab the umbrella and beat them over the head with it.
Only those that deserve the beating.

Us Tea Party types don't like it when our representatives go back on their word.
HipGnozizzz

Dahinda, IL

#169494 Oct 4, 2013
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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I also read Lis that there are only small windows to buy the insurance. This time its from Oct 15, to March. If you dont buy it you arn't allowed to get in until the next window which is Oct. 15 2014 to Dec. 31 2014. Which I think is wrong. Its just another punishment under this law. They want you to buy the insurance in fact, really force you to, or pay a penalty, and then they wont allow you to purchase it throughout the year.........Talking out of both sides of their mouths really. But of course it was put in to protect the insurance companies..........
The open enrollment window has nothing to do with the ACA. This is a management device imposed by insurance companies for as long as they've offered health insurance. In fact most open enrollment windows are only 30 days long - mine is the month of June every year. This first go-round under the ACA will be from Oct.1 thru March. The next year it will be shortened to 3 months, maybe less as time goes on. The theory behind it for the industry was that this would keep people from putting off insurance decisions until they need it.

Since it has been a time-worn administrative tool in the industry, it should be further evidence that the gov't is not "controlling" the health care industry. much less the insurance industry.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

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#169495 Oct 4, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Her husband is a professional hockey player?
That was just a BTW that I thought was interesting.
Catcher1 wrote:
Oh, in that case those horrors must be real.
They're Canadians, and apparently are not too impressed with the government controlled health care they grew up with. The health care Democrats are pushing for us to eventually have.

“Unemployed Bush 5.3 obama 8.7”

Since: Jul 10

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#169496 Oct 4, 2013
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>That is about your only hope, I guess - that the House can hold out and a miracle occurs, divine intervention perhaps.
God has always been on the side of the right... I would have thought you'd already have known that.
:)
UdiotRACEMAKEWOR LDPEACE

United States

#169497 Oct 4, 2013
BobinTX wrote:
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God has always been on the side of the right... I would have thought you'd already have known that.
:)
u mean You war god , you on the wrong side!! ABHAHAHhahaaa

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Clearwater, FL

#169498 Oct 4, 2013
Cool video of the USPS at work. Thankfully we have ups, fedex and others to compete. Thinking Christmas packages this year will not see the post office for us!

It’s Almost Unbelievable What One Homeowner’s Security Camera Caught a U.S. Postal Worker Doing

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/04/it...
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#169499 Oct 4, 2013
US Said Preparing New Laws To Seize Americans Retirement Accounts
by EU Times

BAHHAHAHhahaa
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#169500 Oct 4, 2013
Chris Clearwater wrote:
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Cruz did what those that voted him in put him in to do. But to call this "a Republican shutdown" is pure crap.
Those who voted for Cruz told him to shut down the government to do it?
Um okay.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#169501 Oct 4, 2013
Detroit files for federal bankruptcy, marking largest case in US history

UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#169502 Oct 4, 2013
New York City runs risk of bankruptcy like Detroit: Mayor

New York City Mayor Bloomberg As New York City wrestles with rising pension and health care costs, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has warned that the city runs a real risk of bankruptcy like Detroit.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#169503 Oct 4, 2013
Where’s the democracy?

So what else is responsible for driving up American suicide rates? Could it be the loss of democratic representation inside our corporate fortresses, those medieval-style fiefdoms that are now working overtime to control the US political process as well?

Thanks largely to the passage of the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling (2010), transnational corporations are now entitled to donate unlimited amounts of hard cash to the political campaign of their choice without having to come clean on the expenditures. The ruling even applies to foreign corporations!

So great is the corporate footprint in the halls of power that I fear the day is close at hand when we will actually see a corporation make a run for political office. Why not? They have already been designated as bona fide individuals by our craven Supreme Court (In the book,“Unequal Protection,” Thom Hartmann persuasively explains how the 1886 US Supreme Court decision in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company case wrongfully granted corporations personhood).

“Businesses have won,” David Macaray, a labor columnist, wrote in his Huffington Post blog.“They’ve increased their production demands, they’ve extended employees’ work hours (after having-laid off a segment of the workforce), they’ve taken to issuing ultimatums, and they’ve done all of it while, simultaneously, having kept wages relatively stagnant.”

As for traditional benefits such as pensions, bonuses, sick leave and paid vacations, forget about it. Most of those have been abolished, Macaray added.

Did somebody mention a vacation? Despite all the hyped-up talk about freedom and liberty, American workers receive the stingiest vacation packages in the free – and oppressed – world. That is not because Americans have some sort of masochistic attachment to their desks, as some like to argue, but rather because we lack any sort of labor law that forces corporations to remove our chains more than once a year.

Incredibly, the United States is the only country in the world where corporations are under no legal obligation to provide their workers with a break from their jobs. Compare that sad statistic with any other country in the world, even the most totalitarian. This Scrooge mentality must change, or all of our boastful talk about democracy and freedom will be revealed as nothing more than a diversionary smokescreen to conceal what can only be described as an attack on human rights.

Why is it that other countries can readily afford to give their people a break from their jobs and still maintain high living standards?

“Germany is among more than two dozen industrialized countries from Australia to Slovenia to Japan – that require employers to offer four weeks or more of paid vacation to their workers, according to a 2009 study by the human resources consulting company Mercer,” reported CNN.

Still other countries, including Finland, Brazil and France, guarantee their workers up to six weeks off.

It seems fair to ask whether America’s lack of time away from the office is contributing to high stress levels and even sporadic episodes of domestic and workplace violence, up to and including suicide. Shouldn’t the world’s most heavily armed and medicated nation allow its people to hit the beach more than once a year?

This question brings us back to the issue of democratic representation in the workplace, which is presently missing in action.

Although organized labor is itself fraught with problems, it is nevertheless the last line of defense when it comes to protecting US workers against the insatiable greed of the corporate overlords. Thus, it should come as no surprise that US wages have been plummeting over the last 30 years at the very same time that unions are being decimated.
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Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#169504 Oct 4, 2013
BobinTX wrote:
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1) Those 25 old guard 'big government' Republican Senators failed the voters that sent them to Congress.
2)... if only the stuffed shirts had been able to bring themselves to listen to the new guys.
3) Unfortunately for the Senate, the House remembers what they promised the people that put them in office... and it wasn't to fund obamacare.
1) The 25 'old guard' didn't fail the voters because they didn't go along with the House and The Tea Party on this. And news reports coming out of DC for the last several weeks has been Republican Senators signaling they wouldn't support tying the defunding of Obamacare to the funding of a continuing resolution. If you have conflicting data, let's see it. Put it on the table.

2) They did listen to the new guys, bobin, they didn't like the strategy and they said no. Simple.

3)I don't know how this is going to effect those senators down the road and I'm not going to speculate but if House members coming up for reelection lose because they failed on their promise to defund Obamacare, maybe they shouldn't have made such a grandiose promise.

UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#169505 Oct 4, 2013
What recovery?

Never before has the wealth divide been greater in the United States, a land that was built on the foundation of opportunity.

Between 2009 and 2011, the top 7 per cent of wealthy Americans saw their average net worth explode by 28 per cent, while the wealth of the remaining 93 per cent of the population steadily declined during the same period, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

The average net worth of the country’s 8 million wealthiest households surged from an estimated $2.7 million to $3.2 million, the Pew study said. For the 111 million households that make up the bottom 93 per cent, average net worth plunged 4 per cent, from $140,000 to an estimated $134,000.

In 2010, the first supposed year of economic recovery, 93 per cent of all pre-tax income gains went to the top 1 per cent of the American population (that is, any household earning more than $358,000).

Meanwhile, the most affluent 7 per cent of households owned 63 per cent of the nation’s household wealth in 2011, up from 56 per cent in 2009.

These mind-numbing statistics are a mere reflection of millions of individual cases of pain and suffering wrought by the economic crisis, which seems to have only affected the middle and lower classes.

One consequence of the economic fallout is the record number of foreclosures on homes. Since 2007, almost 4 million homes have been lost in the foreclosure crisis, according to Forbes. At the same time, US home prices – except in the most affluent neighborhoods – remain essentially flat.

On top of this pummeling, Americans must digest the incredible news that many US corporations, some of which were rescued by taxpayer-funded bailout, are not paying any taxes on their earnings.

General Electric, for example, reported global profits of $14.2 billion for the year 2010, with $5.1 billion of the total deriving from its operations in the United States.

So how much did the granddaddy of US corporations pay in taxes to Uncle Sam? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. In fact, GE actually claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.

How was GE able to pull off that disappearing act?

“Its extraordinary success is based on an aggressive strategy that mixes fierce lobbying for tax breaks and innovative accounting that enables it to concentrate its profits offshore,” tooted The New York Times.

Is the rash of suicides across a broad spectrum of the American population a direct result of the wealth hoarding by the top income earners – many of them US corporate ‘individuals’? Since it is clear that Monsters Inc. have all but hijacked the American dream, not to mention the US political process, the evidence seems to point in that dark direction.

Clearly it is time for the United States to tame the beast of corporate power, and as was the case with the separation of church and state, we must prohibit business from unduly influencing our political leaders.

Our government representation is a precious and limited resource. It cannot be allowed to be squandered on entities that are already enjoying great wealth and power as it is.

Robert Bridge is the author of the book, Midnight in the American Empire, which discusses the dangerous consequences of excessive corporate power in the United States.

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UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#169506 Oct 4, 2013
Guantanamo Bay consumes $900,000 per prisoner annually.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#169507 Oct 4, 2013
Big Pharma made $711 billion overcharging seniors and disabled , 11 largest drug companies have made $711 billion in profits in just a decade, largely due to overcharging Medicare, which does not seek out competitive prices and uses taxpayer funds to support Big Pharma.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Clearwater, FL

#169508 Oct 4, 2013
Lyndi wrote:
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Those who voted for Cruz told him to shut down the government to do it?
Um okay.
No, those that voted for him wanted him and many others to do all they can to stop this farce that hit 4 days ago. For a minute lets agree to disagree on who is to blame for the shutdown. Do you think Scott Brown, a republican that was elected from Massachusetts did what he was elected to do? Time will tell in the midterms who gets the blame. I do think by that point we may be seeing hyper inflation if so this will be long forgotten.

http://savingtherepublic.com/blog/2013/10/dav...

UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#169509 Oct 4, 2013
Russian Leader Warns,“Get All Money Out Of Western Banks Now!”

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)“urgent bulletin” being sent to Embassies around the world today is advising both Russian citizens and companies to begin divesting their assets from Western banking and financial institutions “immediately” as Kremlin fears grow that both the European Union and United States are preparing for the largest theft of private wealth in modern history.

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“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Clearwater, FL

#169510 Oct 4, 2013
Strange days. Yesterday a woman is shot dead in Washington, today a man sets himself on fire on the national mall. Vets aren't allowed to see a memorial because of politics. Scratch that, sad days.

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#169511 Oct 4, 2013
Chris Clearwater wrote:
Strange days. Yesterday a woman is shot dead in Washington, today a man sets himself on fire on the national mall. Vets aren't allowed to see a memorial because of politics. Scratch that, sad days.
Woe is you.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#169512 Oct 4, 2013
Jim Garrison, New Orleans District Attorney, prosecutor

"War is the biggest business in America.

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