The President has failed us

This week, I decided to list the reasons I would not vote for Barack Obama in the next election. Full Story
whatthehey

Austin, TX

#61962 Nov 18, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
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I see too many freeloaders compared to the ones that really need the help. I see "welfare commandos" driving around in nice cars, faces riveted on their smart phones with unlimited data plans, paying for premium cuts of meat at the store with food stamps, etc. How would you feel if you busted your ass to get where you are to see something like that ahead of you at the grocery store?
I think there are plenty of jobs out there. They may not be the best or exactly what you want to do, but it is EARNED income. If you can't find a full time job, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a couple of part time ones. I've done it myself. The system the politicians have bastardized to this point will allow those who don't want to work, dance their way through different "retraining" programs and others so that they can still get by and not have to lift a finger. Here is a good example. Say your an employer looking to hire an additional employee. You get two candidates. One who has been "unemployed" for 2+ years and has meandered their way through the system so they didn't have to work. The other is someone who is just looking for a better job. Both have the same skills but the system cheater hasn't use theirs in 2+ years. The other is currently using them. Who will you hire? My point is that by the gov't trying to "help" people, it is only giving incentive to NOT work.
Agree.....sick of the "entitled LAZY", WHO are robbing the ones who really need the help in this economy or even before!
UIdiotRaceMAkeWo rldPeace

United States

#61963 Nov 18, 2012
sloopy21 wrote:
Black Rhino wrote:
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Did we ever find those pesky little WMDs that caused the death of thousands of brave military men and women and countless numbers of innocent Iraqis?
Were you outraged about the absolute botched job by the Bush administration?
Did you become a "topix timeline detective" for the false oil wars???
Yes? Then you are credible.
No? Then shut tha fk up.
Thanks.<quoted text>
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1998 DEMOCRATS: SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS WMDs
In 1998, years before George W. Bush (43) became president, Democrats said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Statements from Democrats: President Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Howard Dean, and Sandy Berger.
In 2002 and 2003, Democrats continue their assertion that Saddam Hussein had WMDs and went around the nation promoting the removal of Saddam Hussein. Statements from Democrats: Nancy Pelosi, Jay Rockefeller, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Evan Bayth.
1992: AL GORE LISTS SADDAM HUSSEIN’S CRIMES
http://factreal.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/flas...
Say whut ???
Ruh roh ...
US put DICKtator Saddam In Power, anothr one of many US puppet, when Saddam No longer need he got it.

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reporter Maggie Burns,
Robbing Us Blind, Steve Brouwer, p200

The U.S. Department of Commerce licensed 70 biological exports to Iraq between 1985 and 1989, including at least 21 batches of lethal strains of anthrax, sent by the American Type Culture Collection Shipments.

[When Iraq used chemical weapons against the Iranian troops and the Kurds, no one was calling them "weapons of mass destruction." Instead, the United States chose to ignore their use.]

“ON THE PROWL”

Since: May 08

Big Birds Nest..

#61964 Nov 18, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
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You are the ignorant fool who thinks THAT many are so disabled they can't shop for themselves and have people shop for them. You libturds always seem to have an excuse for big gov't spending on entitlements while turning a blind eye to fraud and freeloading. Then, you turn around and want to tax the crap out of the rich and eventually, everyone else to keep up the bloated spending. Never once has any of you liberal turds talked about SERIOUSLY rooting out fraud waste and abuse to these programs. The first thing is always 'we need more money', and never we need to cut out the waste and really crack down on the abusers. Until I see a real concerted effort to crack down on all the fraudsters, my view of these bloated, democratic championed programs won't change as a way of buying votes to keep getting reelected and at the same time getting people used to gov't dependency.
Its funny when entitlement reform is mentioned the dems always claim the pubs are after SS and Medicare and ignore all the other entitlements.. Before a single dollar is cut from seniors EIC should be ended or cut in at least half or more..

Eagle

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#61965 Nov 18, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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Many around here try to portray a picture where there are more jobs available than there are people willing to work and that's just not the case right now. People don't want to be unemployed and the only recourse shy of going on a looting spree if going to the Government for assistance.
So why is it that people like you shame those who have to rely on Gov't assistance? You don't prove much by telling us all that you're "too proud" to go on welfare. For all we know, you can be on it right now.
Where are those jobs Rico? What happened to all of the $775 billion stimulus package?

“Life is short. Enjoy the ride”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#61966 Nov 18, 2012
fishaholic wrote:
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HC in Israel is COMPLETELY different than obamacare, BY A LONG SHOT. Go do some research on how their system works and compare it to the boondoggle passed by democrats. If anything, the US should model it's system after the Israelis, not the train wreck called obamacare.
That's not the mindset of Republicans - healthcare for all, the concensus is:

What Republicans Really Think About Obamacare

by Elias Isquith on June 25, 2012

http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/eliasisquith/20...

.....Not surprisingly, Sargent finds that the one provision — besides the mandate, of course — that Republicans decisively reject is one of Obamacare’s most important and yet least recognized achievements, the expansion of Medicare coverage to families earning less than $30,000 per annum. In other words, Republicans are fine if not downright enthusiastic about most of the Affordable Care Act.(If it had been proposed by a President Romney, they might even have considered it a not-fatal threat to freedom as we know it.) What bugs them is 1. Being told what to do (buy insurance); and 2. Making it less likely that poor folks will suffer from treatable, non-emergency health problems.

On the first point, I’m in utter sympathy. Being told what to do sucks! I’ve got some issues with authority, without being too specific. I get it. And Lord knows there are few authority figures less sympathetic, more desperately in need of being told to suck a lemon, than the health care industry. Along with nearly every other liberal in the country, the Administration’s backdoor glad-handing of Big Pharma and the rest of the health care market’s entrenched titans was the aspect of Obama’s strategy that rankled me the most.*

But on point number two… Well, this is where my sympathy for Republican complaints meets its untimely demise. As Jonathan Chait noted this morning, the aversion to providing decent health coverage to people simply because they’re people is a pretty fundamental trait of the contemporary GOP’s health care philosophy. Mostly unspoken, the Republican answer to those unfortunate enough to be unhealthy and less than optimally insured is basically the same as that sleazy looking record producer from Boogie Nights: That’s a YP — your problem. As Chait puts it, this reveals a belief that health care is like any other market good. You’ve got your TVs, your iPhones, your Ray-Ban sunglasses; and, of course, your livers, hearts, spleens, and nervous systems:
(cont.)

* Just insert "Amen" from me on that score. Well said.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#61967 Nov 18, 2012
EAGLE EYE1 wrote:
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I agree and more states ought to become"Right to work" states like FL.. The unions have outlived their usefulness..
Eagle
Funny how the unions were a good thing when the mob ran them and got all corrupt when politicians took an active part in them.
whatthehey

Austin, TX

#61968 Nov 18, 2012
Protester wrote:
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I began warning people about ObamaCare over three years ago, and I told conservatives how they could stop it, but I didn't realize the level of stupidity I was dealing with.
So, now SHUT UP, you DESERVE to suffer with it, because you're all DUMB, arrogant, and hateful traitors.
You also deserve what the rich are going to do to you when they don't need your votes anymore. You people are too dumb to survive.
WHAT?....conservatives tried! It was the Obama types- the dems. who VOTED the man in again!
UIdiotRaceMAkeWo rldPeace

United States

#61969 Nov 18, 2012
EAGLE EYE1 wrote:
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I agree and more states ought to become"Right to work" states like FL.. The unions have outlived their usefulness..
Eagle
Clarence Darrow, labour/Criminal Attorney

With all their faults, trade-unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#61970 Nov 18, 2012
Nancy Pelosi’s “Blessed” Occupy Doctor Arrested For Making Bombs and Assault Rifles….

Wraith says:
November 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Yeah, but WE’RE the violent, gun-clinging extremist whackjobs, right?

Watch the LSM give this the same attention they’d give it if this guy was on the Right. Then watch me flap my arms and fly to the moon.
Reply

nobaddog says:
November 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm
He took it from a Tea Party member so they wouldn’t use it.
Reply

Wraith says:
November 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm
Yeah, that’s the ticket. And anyway, it’s all Bush’s fault.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#61971 Nov 18, 2012
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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So what? Just because YOU don't like the information, articles or opinions on a certain site does not make them any less valid.
YOU are not the barometer of everything that is truthful and intelligent no matter how arrogant and condescending you are.
Anyone of us could just as easily dispute the ultra-conservative news sites that YOU favor, so just what is your point?
I agree completely!!! Now tell me why you and others refuse to accept our information, articles or opinions "just because YOU don't like" them. We feel our information is VALID also!!!!

YOU and OTHERS "are not the barometer of everything that is truthful and intelligent no matter how arrogant and condescending you are" either!!!!!!!

YOU and OTHERS DO "dispute the ultra-conservative news sites that" WE favor.

Do you have any idea how many articles, opinions, etc. I and other conservatives have posted in which we receive "Pffft" as a response or other demeaning responses????

Thank you!!!!! You have proved my point!!!!!
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“Life is short. Enjoy the ride”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#61973 Nov 18, 2012
higgans wrote:
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people thinking about secession are not like voters: frightened by threats of taking AWAY the FG teat. it is the FG they fear.
I could say something about people taking steps to change adresses, move assets, etc. but WHY?
let's wait and see what the dis-satisified HALF of the voting citizenry do to protect THEIR Liberties/Freedoms. the Prog/Dem scare tactics don't work so well in Congressional elections. let's see how they work in the next Senatorial races.
in 2008, u'all claimed a MANDATE and then 2010 happened.lol
expect States to practice ever more nullification of FG policies, tho.
c'mon WorkFare!
People thinking about secession aren't thinking about the other millions of state residents who sure as h*ll aren't wanting to secede. I think the battle starts there. You neighbors want no part of your silly plan.

Since: Jun 10

San Jose, CA

#61974 Nov 18, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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That is why I won't accept your Salon information. It is clearly a liberal news site and you hard-core liberals refuse to recognize any of the more conservative sites we utilize. Double standard???????
That is blatantly untrue.

It was YOU that criticized the article I posted simply based on where it originated from. The truth must have hit too close to home. I have never criticized a thing you've posted because of it's source even though I may not agree with the content.

Refer to the First Amendment and a little something called Freedom of the Press. There is no stipulation that the Press must exclusively represent either liberal OR conservative views. It includes ALL opinions.

It's YOU who has the attitude of a dictator where everyone is supposed to accept everything you post as "true" and valid just because it's a conservative viewpoint.

It doesn't matter ONE iota what you accept or don't accept.

And again you sound just like a little girl with your "You don't do it, so I won't do it" attitude.

I recognize ALL sources of information because I believe in Freedom of Speech and expression. But I don't have to AGREE with everything I read. No one is forcing you to read or agree with anything. You're simply a stubborn, overbearing b*tch, in my opinion of course. LOL!

Since: Jun 10

San Jose, CA

#61975 Nov 18, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
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I agree completely!!! Now tell me why you and others refuse to accept our information, articles or opinions "just because YOU don't like" them. We feel our information is VALID also!!!!
YOU and OTHERS "are not the barometer of everything that is truthful and intelligent no matter how arrogant and condescending you are" either!!!!!!!
YOU and OTHERS DO "dispute the ultra-conservative news sites that" WE favor.
Do you have any idea how many articles, opinions, etc. I and other conservatives have posted in which we receive "Pffft" as a response or other demeaning responses????
Thank you!!!!! You have proved my point!!!!!
My gawd, you are ridiculous.

I nor anyone else here HAS to accept a damn thing just because YOU post it. What part of that simple concept do you not understand?

Do you even know what FREEDOM means?

I guess I'm just funny that way. I don't feel compelled to accept anything I don't like, agree with, or find untruthful or that contradicts my own beliefs. And why should I? Just because YOU say so?

You're whining like a three-year-old.

Grow the hell up and adopt an adult-like attitude. EVERYONE here has the right and and the freedom to post ANYTHING from ANY news source no matter who approves of it or not.

Are you dense or just arguing out of your childish need to feel right at all costs?

Post your articles. Who cares how many "Pfffttts" you get? If that's the worst of your complaints, you're more petty than I realized.

“Life is short. Enjoy the ride”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#61976 Nov 18, 2012
EAGLE EYE1 wrote:
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I never had bypass and you missed the whole point of the discussion.. NTR's first point was more docs per 10,000 patients in socialized nations.. Now it is the cost with our current system compared to socialist countries.. The level of care time and time again the USA has the best care in the world.. If you or anyone wants to give up those standards for socialized care I really don't know what to say..
Eagle
I noted that the countries I mentioned had more physicians per capita than our own, and yet, you should be able to acknowledge that they do demonstrate quality healthcare for all at reduced costs. Maybe I'm mistaken, but weren't you one who just flat out stated that doctors would quit the profession? Well, somebody did. The point of that argument disintegrates when you look at the numbers of docs serving those populations under Socialized health care systems. Yes, Canada has fewer per 10,000 of the population but their life expectancy is STILL greater than under our health care system.
UIdiotRaceMAkeWo rldPeace

United States

#61977 Nov 18, 2012
Wendell Potter testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, June 24, 2009

To help meet Wall Street’s relentless profit expectations, insurers routinely dump policyholders who are less profitable or who get sick. Insurers have several ways to cull the sick from their rolls. One is policy rescission. They look carefully to see if a sick policyholder may have omitted a minor illness, a pre-existing condition, when applying for coverage, and then they use that as justification to cancel the policy, even if the enrollee has never missed a premium payment.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#61978 Nov 18, 2012
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>I noted that the countries I mentioned had more physicians per capita than our own, and yet, you should be able to acknowledge that they do demonstrate quality healthcare for all at reduced costs. Maybe I'm mistaken, but weren't you one who just flat out stated that doctors would quit the profession? Well, somebody did. The point of that argument disintegrates when you look at the numbers of docs serving those populations under Socialized health care systems. Yes, Canada has fewer per 10,000 of the population but their life expectancy is STILL greater than under our health care system.
It is American diet not healthc

“ON THE PROWL”

Since: May 08

Big Birds Nest..

#61979 Nov 18, 2012
NTRPRNR1 wrote:
<quoted text>I noted that the countries I mentioned had more physicians per capita than our own, and yet, you should be able to acknowledge that they do demonstrate quality healthcare for all at reduced costs. Maybe I'm mistaken, but weren't you one who just flat out stated that doctors would quit the profession? Well, somebody did. The point of that argument disintegrates when you look at the numbers of docs serving those populations under Socialized health care systems. Yes, Canada has fewer per 10,000 of the population but their life expectancy is STILL greater than under our health care system.
A report released in October by Britain’s health regulator found that a stunning 20 percent of hospitals were failing to provide the minimum standard of care legally required for elderly patients.

As part of the study, inspectors dropped by dozens of hospitals unannounced. They found patients shouting or banging on bedrails desperately trying to get the attention of a nurse. At one hospital, inspectors identified bed-ridden patients that hadn’t been given water for over 10 hours.

The upcoming austerity measures will only amplify maladies like these.

The NHS is broken — and not in some superficial way that a simple tweak would fix. The incentives are wrong. The government’s main priority is keeping costs low — not providing quality care. Patients can’t choose how they receive their care — it’s one-size-fits-all medicine. And the entrenched NHS bureaucracy has no reason to improve efficiency.

The problems with “universal” health care aren’t confined to Britain. Canada’s single-payer, government-run system — where any private health care is outlawed under the Canada Health Act — is similarly failing its patients.

The Health Council of Canada recently surveyed over three thousand patients and found that those with chronic illnesses like high blood pressure or heart disease were largely dissatisfied with the medical care they received. Less than half of respondents with such conditions reported that the care they received was excellent or very good.

But aren’t they getting it for free? Shouldn’t they be grateful?

Not really. Despite the massive taxes Canadians remit to finance universal care, they still must pay out of pocket for some services. Nearly a quarter of chronically ill respondents said that they had skipped their medications or neglected to fill a prescription because it was too expensive.

Further, many Canadians travel to the United States and pay out of pocket for treatments and procedures, as they feel the wait in Canada is too long and harmful to their health.

The American health system is far from perfect. But it’s wrong to think that government can fix it. The socialized systems found up North or across the Atlantic are proof. We need more market forces in our medical sector — not more government controls.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2011/1...

Its all right there NTR..

Eagle
whatthehey

Austin, TX

#61980 Nov 18, 2012
Protester wrote:
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Who the he11 to you think you are?'all AMERICANS'??? How long have you been impersonating God?
You're a total moron for defending the wealthy unless you're one of them.
Have you ever once in your life asked yourself why you defend them, instead of demanding they pay for their crimes? No, you haven't because you'd hate to take the adult responsibility of thinking for yourself.
post 57471-2 I wrote, "Our liberal leaders are NOT failing us. The American people are FAILING THEM" etc.- Republicans don't have answers to that reality because FOX, etc. didn't tell them what to say about it, so they just run from it.
Post 59621 I challenged idiot right-wingers to watch the video, but you all ran from that too, pathetic little cowards.
My links aren’t for right-wing cowards.
(next post)
....Impersonating God? How long? I never started actually!

"Defending the wealthy".....WHAT crimes? Most people WORK for their wealth in this country! So working to gain IS now the crime!

So, sir/madame "Protester"...tell us WHO gave you all this knowledge about the, "liberal leaders are NOT failing us" crap-as you say, "republicans do not have answers to reality because Fox" .....?

No one has to tell most kids these days as shown by example-hey I worked for that,"why did YOU just give it to him/her"! Have you not seen this little test performed?

What good is taking most of the money from "YOUR" wealthy people WHEN the commander freely SPENDS money we do not have? Do YOU not understand there is no money tree(I will use your word) moron!?? You cannot keep taking AND not save along the way!

Speaking of God, He says do not feed the lazy! He also says be careful of envy and jealousy! He also warns of pride and greed!

How lazy are you in being envious and jealous of the wealthy who work and are not lazy as YOU take - then act all proud and get greedy wanting more as YOU covet what others have? DONE!!!

Since: Nov 12

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#61981 Nov 18, 2012
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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That is blatantly untrue.
It was YOU that criticized the article I posted simply based on where it originated from. The truth must have hit too close to home. I have never criticized a thing you've posted because of it's source even though I may not agree with the content.
Refer to the First Amendment and a little something called Freedom of the Press. There is no stipulation that the Press must exclusively represent either liberal OR conservative views. It includes ALL opinions.
It's YOU who has the attitude of a dictator where everyone is supposed to accept everything you post as "true" and valid just because it's a conservative viewpoint.
It doesn't matter ONE iota what you accept or don't accept.
And again you sound just like a little girl with your "You don't do it, so I won't do it" attitude.
I recognize ALL sources of information because I believe in Freedom of Speech and expression. But I don't have to AGREE with everything I read. No one is forcing you to read or agree with anything. You're simply a stubborn, overbearing b*tch, in my opinion of course. LOL!
Blame me all you want! That is what you enjoy doing!

Bottom line is that YOU and OTHERS have consistently pointed out your total disregard of any conservative sites we utilize.

Call me names! You think I care? That is all you have to do which you enjoy!!!! Poor pitiful you!!

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#61982 Nov 18, 2012
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
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My gawd, you are ridiculous.
I nor anyone else here HAS to accept a damn thing just because YOU post it. What part of that simple concept do you not understand?
Do you even know what FREEDOM means?
I guess I'm just funny that way. I don't feel compelled to accept anything I don't like, agree with, or find untruthful or that contradicts my own beliefs. And why should I? Just because YOU say so?
You're whining like a three-year-old.
Grow the hell up and adopt an adult-like attitude. EVERYONE here has the right and and the freedom to post ANYTHING from ANY news source no matter who approves of it or not.
Are you dense or just arguing out of your childish need to feel right at all costs?
Post your articles. Who cares how many "Pfffttts" you get? If that's the worst of your complaints, you're more petty than I realized.
Shut up you narrow minded, arrogant witch! Go do something constructive. I am tired of listening to your spew!

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