Calls jam Capitol's phones

Calls jam Capitol's phones

There are 98 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 27, 2011, titled Calls jam Capitol's phones. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

On Monday night, President Barack Obama asked the nation to call Congress to urge members to act on the debt ceiling.

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LOL

Tampa, FL

#91 Jul 28, 2011
rollingmyeyes wrote:
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They aren't mentioned because they weren't/aren't black. No one will convince me that Obama is getting so much flack and having his name rewritten has nothing to do with his ethnicity. No other president was ever asked for proof of his birth and required to have his "long" certificate published.
Hey.....Great....another Race Card...

I collect Race Cards......

If you have any more......let me know...

I'll be glad to take them off your hands .
Rob

Columbus, OH

#92 Jul 29, 2011
older1 wrote:
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Then someone should have told Ronald Regan and the republicans that in 1987 when he changed the civil service retirement system (CSRS) over to (FERS), Federal employees retirement system that is a 3 part retirement that utilizes social securty as the third part. The other 2 parts are a small retirement from the agency which is paid into by the employee and a 401 like TSP plan also paid into by the employee with some matching funds. I think republicans were on board for that.
yes, i know all about FERS. the pension portion is very small. thats why i put 27% into TSP. again, anyone who relies on SSI is a fool!
Obama is a failure

Delaware, OH

#93 Jul 29, 2011
Rob wrote:
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i agree with you. although i think maybe he ruined it so he could blame bush then come back and SAVE it thus getting all the credit. he thought he would be a hero and rated as the best president ever. too bad it's all just a pipe dream.
Hard to say if he had Bush in mind when he did this,however,it has been proven that he WAS on a socialism in America agenda & that he intentionally is killing the dollar to force America to accept socialism.He knew that Americans would never willingly want socialism,so he adopted the Cloward/Piven strategy which would crash & kill the dollar,create hyperinflation & force America to beg for gov't to provide when the economy falls to ruins.Meanwhile,Obama has several underlying plans with this.#1.Complete gov't control of society,medical,resources, &...population control,etc...then he signs & creates the rural farm council which gives the feds all rights to control what farmers are allowed to grow & raise.He then continues the implementation of Agenda 21 which destroys American's freedom to own private property & private housing.He has now killed small,private farms & forced them to sell out to large conglomerates which unemploys MORE people who will now be dependant on Unky Sam.Now,by crushing the system & economy framework,he has broken the citizens,he is in control of agriculture,medical,all of society AND has taken away our rights to live in our own homes.He has strategically & fatally crippled America to the point where people are begging the feds to assume command & become the socialist provider.He can now control ALL resources & commodities at gov't level & when the gov't controls the food,commodities & assets,they have total control over the population. THIS is Obama's grand scheme.By destroying our economy with wreckless spending,adding more debt by socializing healthcare,crushing the middle class,& taking over all aspects of food production,the FDA & other food related agencies, taking away our rights as to where you can live,he has effectively destroyed the freedoms and capitalism base which America was founded on & built the foundation to create a completely socialist & communitarian America.Obama must never be re elected if we intend to have a chance at saving this country.
Linda

Galloway, OH

#94 Jul 29, 2011
They don't care what we think. We are just the unwashed mass's. They truely believe that they know what is best for us, example of this is Obama health care. They want us to have the illusion that we have freedom and a say of what goes on in this country. They only thing we actually have any control over is ourselves, what we say and what we do and that's it. With Gods help we will all get thru this mess in one piece.
aEnzyte Bob ex-Paid Cust

Denver, CO

#95 Jul 29, 2011
Linda wrote:
They don't care what we think. We are just the unwashed mass's. They truely believe that they know what is best for us, example of this is Obama health care. They want us to have the illusion that we have freedom and a say of what goes on in this country. They only thing we actually have any control over is ourselves, what we say and what we do and that's it. With Gods help we will all get thru this mess in one piece.
The problem with health care can best be illustrated by my trip to Walmart yesterday. I was given a prescription for Nasonex for my allergies. I checked the price and my out of pocket cost would have been $114.00 to which I said NO THANKS, I'll just continue with my sniffles. Sniffles aren't a life and death matter.

When Obama takes those kinds of decisions out of our hands, he is taking that spending decision away from me. That means he is taking money from me that I wouldn't have otherwise spent, and forcing me to buy something I otherwise wouldn't buy. Of course, if I didn't have to pay anything, I would have taken the prescription, effectively forcing everybody to pay for me.

This takes away your freedom, it takes away your means to get ahead, and it forces you to spend money buying things you otherwise wouldn't buy.
Laughing at obama

Tampa, FL

#96 Jul 29, 2011
o-bomb-a's back with the whining....

keep calling your senators and representatives about me....

the white man just keepin the brother down......

Since: Jun 11

Columbus, Ohio

#97 Jul 30, 2011
Rob wrote:
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yes, i know all about FERS. the pension portion is very small. thats why i put 27% into TSP. again, anyone who relies on SSI is a fool!
You are very fortunate to be able to put 27% of your pay into the tsp plan. There are not many people out there working during these economic times that have that kind of money to allow them to do that. I would imagine that you also pay into SSI is that not correct? When you were hired was it not indicated to you that upon retirement you would receive those payments back in monthly installments as part of your retirement? If you paid into a fund to provide insurance for your house, car, or life and your house burn't down or you wrecked your car or you died would you not be in an uproar if the insurance that you had paid for refused to pay?
What if they said, I'm sorry, we don't have the funds to pay that much, Could you settle for half that amount and help us out? Think about it!

Since: Jun 11

Columbus, Ohio

#98 Jul 30, 2011
Rob wrote:
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yes, i know all about FERS. the pension portion is very small. thats why i put 27% into TSP. again, anyone who relies on SSI is a fool!
I had to come back to this because the "fool" part of your statement kept haunting me. Expecting an insurance to pay what they promised makes one a fool? Explain please.
CSD

United States

#99 Jul 30, 2011
What's next from the 'community organizer'...flash mobs ?
Tony

Tampa, FL

#100 Jul 30, 2011
CSD wrote:
What's next from the 'community organizer'...flash mobs ?
Exactly....

president worm reverts back to the only thing he's got.....his frigging mouth...

He's nothing more than a amatuer community activist....Negitivity, division and stirring up $hit are his weapons...

when the country needs a leader, a President to stand up and bring confidence, calm and unity to the nation.....

president worm, cries fear, division, turmoil, blame, lack of leadership, lack of confidence, emotional attacks, and disruption....

Contrast president worm's whining speech with FDR's speech of confidence and unity during a time of similar trial in America.....

o-bribe-a is bad for America.....

the utter incompetence of o-bribe-a as POTUS will continue to bring America to it's knees.

whether Democrat, Republican, Independent, Tea Party, Black or White......

America MUST have a LEADER of people......NOW....or become another also ran nation and a failed society.....
George Jefferson

Marengo, OH

#101 Jul 30, 2011
CSD wrote:
What's next from the 'community organizer'...flash mobs ?
Already happening. He has his people wilding convenience stores and assaulting innocent people in cities all over America.
Rob

Columbus, OH

#102 Jul 30, 2011
Obama is a failure wrote:
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Hard to say if he had Bush in mind when he did this,however,it has been proven that he WAS on a socialism in America agenda & that he intentionally is killing the dollar to force America to accept socialism.He knew that Americans would never willingly want socialism,so he adopted the Cloward/Piven strategy which would crash & kill the dollar,create hyperinflation & force America to beg for gov't to provide when the economy falls to ruins.Meanwhile,Obama has several underlying plans with this.#1.Complete gov't control of society,medical,resources, &...population control,etc...then he signs & creates the rural farm council which gives the feds all rights to control what farmers are allowed to grow & raise.He then continues the implementation of Agenda 21 which destroys American's freedom to own private property & private housing.He has now killed small,private farms & forced them to sell out to large conglomerates which unemploys MORE people who will now be dependant on Unky Sam.Now,by crushing the system & economy framework,he has broken the citizens,he is in control of agriculture,medical,all of society AND has taken away our rights to live in our own homes.He has strategically & fatally crippled America to the point where people are begging the feds to assume command & become the socialist provider.He can now control ALL resources & commodities at gov't level & when the gov't controls the food,commodities & assets,they have total control over the population. THIS is Obama's grand scheme.By destroying our economy with wreckless spending,adding more debt by socializing healthcare,crushing the middle class,& taking over all aspects of food production,the FDA & other food related agencies, taking away our rights as to where you can live,he has effectively destroyed the freedoms and capitalism base which America was founded on & built the foundation to create a completely socialist & communitarian America.Obama must never be re elected if we intend to have a chance at saving this country.
and the dems are too STUPID to see it.(as proven by the way they judged your comment.)
Rob

Columbus, OH

#103 Jul 30, 2011
older1 wrote:
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You are very fortunate to be able to put 27% of your pay into the tsp plan. There are not many people out there working during these economic times that have that kind of money to allow them to do that. I would imagine that you also pay into SSI is that not correct? When you were hired was it not indicated to you that upon retirement you would receive those payments back in monthly installments as part of your retirement? If you paid into a fund to provide insurance for your house, car, or life and your house burn't down or you wrecked your car or you died would you not be in an uproar if the insurance that you had paid for refused to pay?
What if they said, I'm sorry, we don't have the funds to pay that much, Could you settle for half that amount and help us out? Think about it!
i'm a realist. SSI is going to fail or at least be greatly reduced before i can get it. it isnt fair but neither is life. i can stubbornly refuse to accept this and life in misery when i retire or i can scrimp and save and do without luxury now, living in a piece of sheet house in the hood and trying to be very smart with my money, thereby being able to save that 27% so i can retire by 58-60 and enjoy my later years.

when i was young, i spent every dime i had, just like everyone else did. then, as i got older, i realized how much i hate working and how much i enjoy being able to travel etc. so i realized that if i did without now, i can live a dream life for 20 or so years when i retire. of course, we never know if we will live that long, but i would rather take that gamble than gambling on out living my savings. i think most people reach this point in their life, i dont think i'm special. just some people are more willing to do without than others. i have a simple lifestyle. my cell costs about the same as if i had a home phone, i use slower internet for a better price, when i travel, i go on the cheap, and all i usually do is work and then go home.

i wish i could teach this lesson to young people. my dad told me to open an IRA at 18 and even if i could only save $5 a week, just save SOMETHING. of course, i didnt listen and was in my mid thirties before i started. if i HAD listened, i wouldnt be saving 27% now and could have retired at 50 or 55 instead of 58-60. oh well, we never listen to our parents until it's too late.
Rob

Columbus, OH

#104 Jul 30, 2011
older1 wrote:
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I had to come back to this because the "fool" part of your statement kept haunting me. Expecting an insurance to pay what they promised makes one a fool? Explain please.
again, you can't count on something so unstable. AND SSi was never meant to be the sole source of income in retirement. it is only intended to be "a helping hand". the FOOL part is trying to use a "helping hand" and the only and sole means of support AND taking the gamble that disaster won't strike. any investment advisor will tell you that the best investment strategy is to spread your risk over many "funds" so if tragedy strikes, the damage is limited. if you put all your faith in SSI and it fails, then what? will you just say "oh well" and work until you are 90 or sponge off your kids? those that choose to sponge off their kids might find that the kids are already paying so much from the "bailouts" that they can't afford anymore.

Since: Jun 11

Columbus, Ohio

#105 Jul 31, 2011
Rob wrote:
<quoted text>i'm a realist. SSI is going to fail or at least be greatly reduced before i can get it. it isnt fair but neither is life. i can stubbornly refuse to accept this and life in misery when i retire or i can scrimp and save and do without luxury now, living in a piece of sheet house in the hood and trying to be very smart with my money, thereby being able to save that 27% so i can retire by 58-60 and enjoy my later years.
when i was young, i spent every dime i had, just like everyone else did. then, as i got older, i realized how much i hate working and how much i enjoy being able to travel etc. so i realized that if i did without now, i can live a dream life for 20 or so years when i retire. of course, we never know if we will live that long, but i would rather take that gamble than gambling on out living my savings. i think most people reach this point in their life, i dont think i'm special. just some people are more willing to do without than others. i have a simple lifestyle. my cell costs about the same as if i had a home phone, i use slower internet for a better price, when i travel, i go on the cheap, and all i usually do is work and then go home.
i wish i could teach this lesson to young people. my dad told me to open an IRA at 18 and even if i could only save $5 a week, just save SOMETHING. of course, i didnt listen and was in my mid thirties before i started. if i HAD listened, i wouldnt be saving 27% now and could have retired at 50 or 55 instead of 58-60. oh well, we never listen to our parents until it's too late.
I totally agree with you that a person should plan and save for their retirement and not depend on someone else being there to take care of them in their old age. I too was able to carry through a wise plan of saving and investing to allow me to retire comfortably. However, that is not the point I am making. Paying into SSI during your working years so that you will have that to help defray retirement expenses is part of planning for retirement. When you do that you do it with the understanding that it is an insurance policy and not an investment such as stocks or bonds where there is a risk of losing your investment. Over the years politicians from both partys have borrowed from SSI and left IOU's in the place of the money they borrow. That is more the reason that SSI is insolvent then anything else. I as well as millions of Americans have paid into SSI for 40 plus years and I want, No I demand that the debt that is owed to me and those Americans who paid into it be honored. It is a sad state of affairs when the United States of America cannot take care of their obligations here at home but can give away TRILLIONS of taxpayer dollars buying friends outside the U.S.A. or giving huge tax breaks to corperations making exorbitant profits in the U.S. and hiding the profits off shore to avoid paying the small percentage of tax that they owe.
Rob

Columbus, OH

#106 Jul 31, 2011
older1 wrote:
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I totally agree with you that a person should plan and save for their retirement and not depend on someone else being there to take care of them in their old age. I too was able to carry through a wise plan of saving and investing to allow me to retire comfortably. However, that is not the point I am making. Paying into SSI during your working years so that you will have that to help defray retirement expenses is part of planning for retirement. When you do that you do it with the understanding that it is an insurance policy and not an investment such as stocks or bonds where there is a risk of losing your investment. Over the years politicians from both partys have borrowed from SSI and left IOU's in the place of the money they borrow. That is more the reason that SSI is insolvent then anything else. I as well as millions of Americans have paid into SSI for 40 plus years and I want, No I demand that the debt that is owed to me and those Americans who paid into it be honored. It is a sad state of affairs when the United States of America cannot take care of their obligations here at home but can give away TRILLIONS of taxpayer dollars buying friends outside the U.S.A. or giving huge tax breaks to corperations making exorbitant profits in the U.S. and hiding the profits off shore to avoid paying the small percentage of tax that they owe.
i agree with you completely, i just am VERY pessimistic about our politician's ability to overcome their innate greed and corruption. i believe that no matter how much wanting or demanding we do, they will come up with a way to at LEAST reduce benefits and the sheeple of the USA will allow them to do it. i couldnt agree more with you about "foreign aid".

Since: Jun 11

Columbus, Ohio

#107 Jul 31, 2011
Rob wrote:
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i agree with you completely, i just am VERY pessimistic about our politician's ability to overcome their innate greed and corruption. i believe that no matter how much wanting or demanding we do, they will come up with a way to at LEAST reduce benefits and the sheeple of the USA will allow them to do it. i couldnt agree more with you about "foreign aid".
Thank you. It is good to debate an idea with an intelligent individual who doesn't have to resort to name calling because their opinions differ.
Rob

Columbus, OH

#108 Aug 2, 2011
older1 wrote:
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Thank you. It is good to debate an idea with an intelligent individual who doesn't have to resort to name calling because their opinions differ.
haha. i only resort to name calling when people have me so frustrated i cant think intelligently. such as saying "what's wrong with robbing a bank? and you gotta use a gun so they take you serious!"

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