Special interests scuttle reform

Special interests scuttle reform

There are 18 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Nov 17, 2009, titled Special interests scuttle reform. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

What is becoming of our country? The mentality of the Reagan administration, and its trickle down economics, which were a complete failure, resurfaced under the Bush administration and the tax cuts for the very wealthy.

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Sanity

Midland, TX

#1 Nov 17, 2009
Filthy lobbyists.

Sieg Obama!
Darla Skidmark

AOL

#2 Nov 17, 2009
If Ronaldus Maximus policies were a complete failure, why is the Soviet Union no longer there? Why did the stock market soar? Why did the dollar soar? Why has the GOP won a majority in presidential elections four times since he was first elected pledging Reaganite policies, and the Democrat Party only once? Why did the GOP take back Congress for the first time in forty years? Reagan's legacy is one of success. The only problem is some of his successors aren't up to the task. Obama is in the process of discrediting the welfare state...again...and Reagan's small governement ethos will re-emerge victorious, probably starting next year, but in 2016 at the latest.
Herbert oBUMa

South Hadley, MA

#3 Nov 17, 2009
Darla Skidmark wrote:
If Ronaldus Maximus policies were a complete failure, why is the Soviet Union no longer there? Why did the stock market soar? Why did the dollar soar? Why has the GOP won a majority in presidential elections four times since he was first elected pledging Reaganite policies, and the Democrat Party only once? Why did the GOP take back Congress for the first time in forty years? Reagan's legacy is one of success. The only problem is some of his successors aren't up to the task. Obama is in the process of discrediting the welfare state...again...and Reagan's small governement ethos will re-emerge victorious, probably starting next year, but in 2016 at the latest.
Hello. I am Herbert oBUMa and I approve this message.
Check mate

Bronx, NY

#4 Nov 17, 2009
What is becoming of our country? I would like to know the same thing Carla. I would like to know how spending a trillion dollars on a health care plan is acceptable to a government that can't pay its bills. I would like to know who writes the health care bill (or any other bills for that matter). Why people as yourself still buy into the notion that rich don't pay any taxes while the facts are that the top 10 % of wage earners pay well over 60 % of the total US tax burden. As for your statement about who put them in office....agreed but you can add community organizers to the mix. I would be nice to know how many times you have voted for anyone that doesn't have a D beside their name.
Sally G

AOL

#5 Nov 18, 2009
Carla, Am I missing something? If we add millions more to the government health care, isn't it going to be a lot more costly, and how does that get paid for as we bludgeon & gut our economy?

Do high taxes on business create more business?and more jobs?
Jim

Williamstown, MA

#6 Nov 19, 2009
Darla Skidmark wrote:
If Ronaldus Maximus policies were a complete failure, why is the Soviet Union no longer there? Why did the stock market soar? Why did the dollar soar? Why has the GOP won a majority in presidential elections four times since he was first elected pledging Reaganite policies, and the Democrat Party only once? Why did the GOP take back Congress for the first time in forty years? Reagan's legacy is one of success. The only problem is some of his successors aren't up to the task. Obama is in the process of discrediting the welfare state...again...and Reagan's small governement ethos will re-emerge victorious, probably starting next year, but in 2016 at the latest.
And why is our country in such peril today. Because the Reagan and Bush eras gave endless tax cuts large corporations and individuals with the idea that some of that $$ would trickle down. Ha, right. It's that kind of stupidity that put us were we are today. Thank God that the majority of the country finally saw th folly of it all and voted against Republican insanity. Bill Clinton got us back on track to prosperity for awhile but good old George wasted that in no time flat. Hang in there America we'll get through the mess.
Dave

Dallas, TX

#7 Nov 19, 2009
Just when I think I have already read the dumbest letter I will ever read along comes Carla. I told all of you before...STOP playing with that home lobotomy kit you bought on EBAY.
Dave

Dallas, TX

#8 Nov 19, 2009
Ditto to you too, Jim in NA.
Jim

Williamstown, MA

#9 Nov 19, 2009
Dave wrote:
Ditto to you too, Jim in NA.
You're such an intelligent sort down dar in Texass.

How's King George doing with his motivational lecture circuit?
Dave

Dallas, TX

#10 Nov 19, 2009
Jim, Good afternoon. I hear he is doing better than you.
Jim

Williamstown, MA

#11 Nov 19, 2009
Dave wrote:
Jim, Good afternoon. I hear he is doing better than you.
I wouldn't be sure about that. Swig swig.
Dave

Dallas, TX

#12 Nov 19, 2009
Jim, Get a grip. His ranch is bigger than North Adams.
cheney

Pittsfield, MA

#13 Nov 20, 2009
Dave wrote:
Jim, Get a grip. His ranch is bigger than North Adams.
ask him if feels bad about all the damage he has done to america.
Dubya

AOL

#14 Nov 20, 2009
cheney wrote:
<quoted text>
ask him if feels bad about all the damage he has done to america.
You're from North Adams. What do you know about America?
Dave

Dallas, TX

#15 Nov 20, 2009
I can't believe Brian from MA not MN hasn't weighed in.
Jim

Williamstown, MA

#16 Nov 20, 2009
Dave wrote:
Jim, Get a grip. His ranch is bigger than North Adams.
According to Ron Reagan "he's still an obnoxious drunk".

He caused millions of Americans to loose jobs and fall into poverty, a ranch the size of North Adams is fitting for such a trust fund bum.
Peter Arlos

AOL

#17 Nov 20, 2009
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>
According to Ron Reagan "he's still an obnoxious drunk".
He caused millions of Americans to loose jobs and fall into poverty, a ranch the size of North Adams is fitting for such a trust fund bum.
Acording to Ron Reagan? That guy has as much credibility as Joe Isuzu.
Dave

Dallas, TX

#18 Nov 20, 2009
Jim, Good afternoon. Sorry to hear of your loss of a job. Lucky for you and all the other poor souls that are currently unemployed. Your saviour, the community organizer in chief is creating 3,000,000 new jobs. He also was supposed to save jobs. Oh well, you'll be back flipping burgers at McD's real soon. God speed and good luck.

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