Two Cents: Privatizing our government

Two Cents: Privatizing our government

There are 24 comments on the The Deming Headlight story from Jul 26, 2011, titled Two Cents: Privatizing our government. In it, The Deming Headlight reports that:

Our civil rights are being denigrated daily by Republicans who serve their monetary masters instead of those who elected them.

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Since: Jun 10

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#1 Jul 26, 2011
Thank you Roger, once again you have twisted the facts into complete lies. Do the American people a favor, shoot for a new world record and hold your breath for 30 minuets. It is your right to spread such rubbish but also my responsibility to correct it.
RacerX

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jul 26, 2011
Roger, notice anything about your "evil" companies? They are the backbone of our economy.

Should they join a group dedicated to losing money like you have? Your group, Silly Trolls Underachieved Poor Insecure Dolts, or STUPID, sounds really interesting.
Jerry Deming

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Jul 26, 2011
Roger, some bar-room jokes are so disgusting that they not only lack humor, they shouldn't be responded to.

Your article is a joke, isn't it?
BurnedOutHippie

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jul 26, 2011
Roger, the state employee unions are literally bankrupting the municipalities. You can't pay non-producing employees 65 years for 30 years of pretending to work. It is not sustainable. Hopefully, the Tea Party will force some discipline on the politicians, but I wouldn't count on it. Demographically, the decline of the US is almost assured. Mexican growth is exploding while white Europeans are diminishing. And there is no possible way that young Mexicans are going to pay for the social security of aging, retired gringos.

pigpen911

Since: Mar 11

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#5 Jul 26, 2011
Roger are you a public sector union worker,a "entitlemt" loser living off of the system or just an complete liberal/socilist idiot that thinks everyone owes you a living? Roger put on your big boy pants and start seeing what the unions and the entitlemt/socilist programs has done to our country.One last thing,don't be a fool and vote for the anti- American for president that we have in office again,our country would be totally ruined forever.
Tug

United States

#6 Jul 26, 2011
Florida is a right to work state. FL Constitution - "The right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or non-membership in any labor union or labor organization. The right of employees, by and through a labor organization, to bargain collectively shall not be denied or abridged. Public employees shall not have the right to strike.(Constitution Amended by General Election, 1944; Revised by General Election November 5, 1968)"

I do not know the current situation, but 30 years ago government employees were intimidated and forced to have deductions made from their paychecks for charitable organizations that they would not have otherwise donated to. My guess is if this bill has been introduced in FL, a right to work state, then there is something behind it.

Employees do have a right to unionize. If FL public employees want to pay union dues, they can send the union a monthly check directly, just like any other bill. All the bill does is reduce the small amount of man hours to process all these payments, and reduces Florida's budget. It doesn't stop the unions.

All that accomplishes is removing a task that is not a function of government - government should not be wasting timme or money on paying public employees personal bills.
Tug

United States

#7 Jul 26, 2011
"ALEC's operations generate model legislation that is then passed on to member lawmakers for introduction in their home assemblies. "

It appears your complaint is that somebody besides Congress is authoring legislation. This is not a GOP only problem. Unless of course you actually believe a Democratic Congress actually completely authored the Health Care Reform Act (HCRA).

I got news for you, not only did they not author it - they didn't even read it before passing it. I'm sure many recall Pelosi's infamous words, "We'll find out what is in it when we pass it." Who do you think wrote the bill? Who stood to benefit the most from increasing the number of insured patients?
Tug

United States

#9 Jul 26, 2011
"Exxon Mobil, AT&T, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Verizon, Wal-Mart, Phillip Morris International"

Go right ahead, stop doing businesss with them. Nobody is holding a gun to your head and forcing you or anyone else in this country to buy their products.

The proper thing to do when you do not agree with the ideology of a company, or you don't like their product, is to go on strike personally. Don't buy.
Tug

United States

#10 Jul 26, 2011
Wait until government employees find out their cushy pensions are headed to the toilet.....

Why? Because much of pensions are invested in GAS Series US Treasuries. These are "non-marketable" Treasuries, meaning they can not be sold by the pension managers if interest rates start to rise and principal of these treasuries start to fall.

(It is the same with Social Security, 57% is "invested" in these non-marketable treasuries).

As the value of these treasuries fall, the ponzi scheme will be exposed in terms of "under-funded" government pension plans come light - Enron was nothing compared to this ponzi scheme. Current and future government pensioners are likely to learn the hard way there you can't take out more cookies from the cookie jar than momma baked.
Wildcat

Seattle, WA

#11 Jul 26, 2011
I saw it put beautifully in some reading last night. "The republican party hates the president more than it loves its country."

pigpen911

Since: Mar 11

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#12 Jul 26, 2011
Wildcat wrote:
I saw it put beautifully in some reading last night. "The republican party hates the president more than it loves its country."
I love the country more than I hate Obama,but,not by much as he has changed this country into something none of us want(NWO).I am glad to see that someone has the guts to stand up to him.I love the way our "leader" reacts like a spoiled little brat and blames everyone else or storms out and starts with the finger pointing on T.V.He just shows what a loser he really is.
RacerX

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Jul 26, 2011
So let me get this right. If the Republicans love their country, they should raise the debt ceiling to agree with going further into debt to make the United States a better place?
Wildcat wrote:
I saw it put beautifully in some reading last night. "The republican party hates the president more than it loves its country."
Thank you

United States

#14 Jul 26, 2011
pigpen911 wrote:
<quoted text>I love the country more than I hate Obama,but,not by much as he has changed this country into something none of us want(NWO).I am glad to see that someone has the guts to stand up to him.I love the way our "leader" reacts like a spoiled little brat and blames everyone else or storms out and starts with the finger pointing on T.V.He just shows what a loser he really is.
Couldn't have said it better myself..........
Rogue Hunter

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Jul 27, 2011
For years $32.32 a month was taken out of my
pay check to support Local 1643 UAW.
When I went to retire the Union sold me down
the river and the company took away 80% of
my pension and then canceled my medical
insurance which I paid part off.
So all I can say is down with the Unions.
They are really a company out to make money
for the people who work for the Union.
I worked 35 years for that company.
And the Democrat's were in power and would
not help.
The Unions are in the pocket of these companies.
Pink Poodle

United States

#16 Jul 27, 2011
Here is something for you welfare receipients to think about, although I know you don't do it often.

"I wud druther vote fer my dog Bo, than vote fer a damn publican." If you look this quote up you will find that this was used during Reconstruction in the south after the Civil War. Just a little education for you dullards.
Mary Beth from AZ

United States

#17 Jul 27, 2011
Rogue Hunter wrote:
For years $32.32 a month was taken out of my
pay check to support Local 1643 UAW.
When I went to retire the Union sold me down
the river and the company took away 80% of
my pension and then canceled my medical
insurance which I paid part off.
So all I can say is down with the Unions.
They are really a company out to make money
for the people who work for the Union.
I worked 35 years for that company.
And the Democrat's were in power and would
not help.
The Unions are in the pocket of these companies.
I worked for Enron and the crooked Repugs took all my money and the Repugs were in pwoer and would not help. Hell they were at fault once again. I do not believe you on Unions for one second.
RacerX

Placitas, NM

#18 Jul 28, 2011
Mary Beth from AZ wrote:
<quoted text>
I worked for Enron and the crooked Repugs took all my money and the Repugs were in pwoer and would not help. Hell they were at fault once again. I do not believe you on Unions for one second.
You made this ignorant claim last time.

Enron Received Over $4 Billion In Federal Assistance During The Clinton-Gore Administration

Clinton-Gore Administration Officials Were "Unabashed Cheerleaders" For The Enron Power Contract In India.

The Clinton-Gore Energy Department Awarded A Contract To Enron For The Construction Of The Largest On-Grid Photovoltaic System In The United States.

The Clinton-Gore Administration And The OPIC Helped Enron Finance A Gas Pipeline Through Eastern Bolivia And Brazil.

The Clinton-Gore OPIC Issued A $200-Million Loan That Helped Enron Construct A South American Gas Pipeline.
Dances with Wolves

Woodstock, MD

#19 Jul 28, 2011
"Our civil rights are being denigrated daily by Republicans who serve their monetary masters instead of those who elected them."

Oh really? And what of the Unions? ACORN? La Raza? Soros? What of the Democrat politicians who serve THOSE masters?

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#20 Jul 28, 2011
Privatizing, just another way of giving America over to the wealth terrorists.
Any plutocrat should never call themselves a patriot.
RacerX

Placitas, NM

#21 Jul 28, 2011
Yeah, made by a Democrat who was sore at losing the civil war because they wanted to own and work the slaves.
Pink Poodle wrote:
Here is something for you welfare receipients to think about, although I know you don't do it often.
"I wud druther vote fer my dog Bo, than vote fer a damn publican." If you look this quote up you will find that this was used during Reconstruction in the south after the Civil War. Just a little education for you dullards.

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