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Lenoir City, TN

Health Care - Lenoir City, TN

Don , we could point our finger at people with a weight problem and go on and on . Some people drink to much diet cola , while others may run too much as a neurotic habit, while a skier is at higher risk for injury than a couch potatoe. Your brand of thinking has no end , and insurance premiums go up up up for everyone . We are all doing something that is not in the best interests of our health. Joggers get fallen arches , lets just sling them to the curb also. Your thinking can go downhill quick.  (Mar 2, 2011 | post #286)

Oklahoma City, OK

Who is the Tea Party in Oklahoma?

So, Now that they have made supplies for craftsment unaffordable , monopolized the market through corporate rule of government . Charging and even penalizing the small farmer for producing and yet supporting corporate farm and mexican labor. The mexican seasonal worker is supported by many government subsidies and can come and work for a short period and go down to mexico and live quite well for quite sometime. The migrant worker is free from many of the mandates and regulations that the american worker has to pay for. I don't blame the Mexican people for this debacle , but poor leadership that has created these dynamics for the american worker. We are becoming oppressed by a corporate ruled government that is only looking out for their own interests and not the interest of the people . So tell me again Mr liberal. And this government is so far away from the concepts of what the founding fathers had for this country . If they don't change directions this will fall.  (Nov 22, 2010 | post #772)

Oklahoma City, OK

Who is the Tea Party in Oklahoma?

Mr Liberal. I am so proud of my brother , he had a disability with reading that he never was totally able to overcome. But from the time he could read he checked out every book he could find about baseball. He loved baseball with a passion. Due to a football injury he became unable to actively participate in many sports , but he never lost his passion. He was working at a local plant and spring tryouts were coming supported by the local YMCA , several of the fellas he worked with decided to coach a team. So My Brother wagered them , and said quote" I will take every player that you guys, reject and I am taking them #1 in the state " The fellas joined his wager and so he did as he had said , " He took those boys and they went #2 in Texas , but #1 in Oklahoma that year.The following year he took those same boys #1 in Texas and won his bet. Too bad that people like my brother , are not running large corporations in America , instead we have educated Quagmires , filled with false idealism and royal illusions. But my brother showed the spirit of what this country was about and why at one time we were number 1. The secret he said " Learn to identify your players strengths and play them to their strengths." Not hardly the philosophy of any CEO we have today . Go mr liberal and look at the inscription on the base of that Lady Liberty sitting in the harbor and read it again and learn what we are all about.  (Nov 22, 2010 | post #771)

Oklahoma City, OK

Who is the Tea Party in Oklahoma?

Correction= laborers would not have to ask for higher wages if the prices of basic necessity would come down to an affordable price.  (Nov 22, 2010 | post #770)

Oklahoma City, OK

Who is the Tea Party in Oklahoma?

Jenks, these guys simply don't get it , All you need to do is check out a copy of tucker and you can find it on most video movie sites. That is the easiest way to identify the problems. If the government was not corporate run then mabe these corporations that have monopolized would collapse and prices might come down where more people could afford them , laborers would have to keep asking for higher wages and benefits as things would be affordable. But , Nooo, the big three , can go and price themselves right out of business , because they are too expensive for the average wage earner, then they can send their lobbyist to washington to right themselves bail out and start all over , gouging the american public and blocking enterpenuership , and any competition. The big 3 , big oil, big insurance , and big banks. When companies become too large they lose accountability and have a tendency to monopolize the market. We have a long history to look at that phenomenon and see the problem. Fewer people will have a chance to see the American Dream. Small Example that is common in this present environment. My mother loved to sew , and she made all my clothes and therefore , keeping is in clothing was extremely cheap. But around the late 70s the price of material shot up sky high , it became cheaper to buy the store bought clothing than it was to make them ourselves. One way that large companies have block craftsman ship here in the US is by making materials and supplies that are needed for many crafts , sky high , to be able to make a profit one has to charge and unaffordable price. They do not have the advantage of being able to shop in a foriegn market and get things extremely cheap buying in large quantities , or the tax advantages of a large company. Everything has become all about and for large industry . It is a problem. For once , don't bail these big three out and things will eventually become affordable again. But If Mr Liberal Reporter thinks he is an island to himself then do some living. For whom the bell tolls mr Liberal Being a 31 year Nurse , I have seen bigger people than you come down, and at the end of the day we will all need each other. One of the problems that these corporate crony capitalists have created is unhealthy competition that pits people against each other. Production happens when people are working together and supporting each other for success.  (Nov 22, 2010 | post #769)

Oklahoma City, OK

Who is the Tea Party in Oklahoma?

The government is the one that profits most from your productions, as in a production based economy , and increase in production makes the US Dollar increase in value, and government agencies profit when you go and spend that money and pay revenue taxes. So it is the government that wants to keep you productive , if at all possible. Tea Party was back by several big corporate interests , Americans for prosperity is a group that wants no government interference in their practices. Such as labor unions to assure you get a decent wage for your work , or EPA that is supposed to be watching out for practices that might harm your water supply or environment. Koch brothers are involved in many of those groups and they fund these campaigns like the tea party using religion , patriotism, and symbols to guide people to vote in a way that will be in the best interests of Big Corporations and may not be in the interests of the people.  (Nov 18, 2010 | post #764)

Oklahoma City, OK

Who is the Tea Party in Oklahoma?

Joe , employers don't care whether you work of not they can just keep your paycheck and go to tahiti on it. Private companies can sell out to foriegn entities that even care less. Although after being out here on the blogs and seeing how cold and uncaring some of our people are , mabe someone across the pond might do better....Just a thought. It is a weakness in a society to want to see the people that are unemployed punished and yet with outsourcing, corporate rule and monopolizing the market place, advances in technology that is phasing out some jobs. Not everyone single person is going to have a job. We need some progressive minds out here to catch up with the times we are in , and no we don't punish poor people or people who are out of a job.  (Nov 18, 2010 | post #763)

Largo, FL

Health Care - Largo, FL

Government assistance and Government control are in 2 different categories, but how compassionately government assistance is administered is in the hands of whoever is in charge. I know my own situation and know many that are in the same boat. Post war destroys family ties in many cases and leaves defectits in a society ..... So A national will need good leadership and guidance to start the healing process.  (Nov 18, 2010 | post #37)

Stamford, CT

Health Care - Stamford, CT

These anti-government folks are like children in a divorce, Uncle Sam has been the villian and the hero is who ever feeds us the bests. What about loyalty to the vows? the constitution. this government was set up to be a good government , but the wayward woman has taken over and villianized Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam ain't perfect. News Flash.  (Jul 29, 2010 | post #172)

Portland, OR

Health Care - Portland, OR

Absolutely TV and greedy money is money that will lose its value in a short time because it is not backed by production.  (Jul 12, 2010 | post #312)

Akron, OH

Health Care - Akron, OH

Vet we do not have a dictatorship , if we did right now, things would be a lot better for you and me.  (Jul 11, 2010 | post #109)

Oklahoma City, OK

Who is the Tea Party in Oklahoma?

With MoveOn Members can chose their campaigns that they want to support. You are not locked in. it is a good group.  (Jul 8, 2010 | post #712)

Oklahoma City, OK

Who is the Tea Party in Oklahoma?

Don't judge the book by its cover until you get in there and know what it is really about.  (Jul 8, 2010 | post #711)

Oklahoma City, OK

Who is the Tea Party in Oklahoma?

don't knock it til you try it. key is that you only have to participate in the campaigns you feel strongly about and I think they are on target with this campaign ,  (Jul 8, 2010 | post #707)

Oklahoma City, OK

Who is the Tea Party in Oklahoma?

http://pol.moveon. org/deficitcommiss ion/simpson.html?r c=fb Are we one of the lesser people?????  (Jul 8, 2010 | post #705)