“If 800,000 people don't get a paycheck, nor should congress. They MUST have skin in the game or they shouldn't be playing.”
MarkBoston on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:50:47
“you hit the problem on the head ! THEY are NEVER in the game themselves . They are impervious to their own rulings . Have you seen the health care program they get once in office ?? !! It's purely the Platinum of health care ... Screw the little people eh . When was the last time you heard of a middle class congress man ? It's a private club folks .”
smoses80 on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:41:58
“I agree 100%....It's amazing the things They Vote for, for Themselves....”
AFRescue143 on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:40:52
“lets not forget that those people who do not get a paycheck DO NOT BUY things at stores...which will also lose business. People always seem to forget about the Small Business that will be seriously hurt by the GOP's childish actions.
WHY would Obama agree to delay the Health Care bill for a YEAR and get only a SIX WEEK extension on keeping the GOVT open?
ANY logical Business person would not buy what the GOP is selling.”
knotmick on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:40:30
“Congress is like a fixed carnival game- they always come out ahead.”
“You are correct as it relates to a rigid definition of PTSD and psychosis. However, PTSD and psychosis can be comorbid. More to point, PTSD can lead to delusional thinking and potentially trigger a psychotic break. I hope in the future you choose to discontinue politicizing mental health issues as it leads to a perpetuation of ignorance and an ongoing 'stigmatization' of those suffering from mental health issues, especially veterans.”
ASG6679 on Sep 17, 2013 at 11:09:13
“Yes, as with many mental illnesses, some may suffer from a dual diagnosis. But it would be the second or third illness that would cause the delusions, not the PTSD.
I hope in the future the left stops politicizing veterans, PTSD, and civil rights. Until then I will continue to fight back and not lay down and be walked all over.”
“The prison industrial complex is Capitalism at its best (it's one hell of a money-maker) and worst (unregualted, money is prioritized). The subsequent result is that the almighty dollar continues to trump moral advancement and societal progress.”
PROGRESSISGOOD on Aug 13, 2013 at 10:35:09
“Governments are the only paying customers for this service.... doesn't that make them a socialist enterprise?”
“But we don't really need any regulation. I'm sure they'll do the right thing when the time comes . . ya' know, by regulating themselves.”
Conservativeslayer on Jul 16, 2013 at 18:09:25
“The invisible hand of the free market, that will right all wrongs. LOL Even Greenspan admitted he was wrong on that one. Of course it was after these wall street types destroyed our economy. But better late then never.”
“I'm not certain what your point is here. If you're trying to debunk facts, evidence and research, by all means do so. But your petty antics do nothing more than illustrate an intentional ignorance and a severe lack of compassion.”
“That is the difference isn't it? You and the rest of the Cons only attend to your own selfish interests rather than trying to understand alternative perspectives and respecting other opinions. And yes, it is an opinion!”
“This is not a victory for anyone. Sure several appointments made it through (that should have been passed through months, if not years ago!). But, this again exemplifies why Washington rarely ever gets anything done - and then each party points fingers at the other placing blame. Fix the freakin' system already!!! Reid needs to be replaced or he needs to grow a pair. I'm growing weary of his continued philosophy of bringing a knife to a gun fight . . .”
Oldleadfeet on Jul 17, 2013 at 03:08:28
“So he just showed some spine and you just keep on ranking on him. Nice friends.”
darrtown on Jul 16, 2013 at 13:10:48
“I'd prefer Reid bring a "ma deuce" to the next dispute with Mitch McConnell.
For those who don't know what a ma deuce is....ask a veteran. (M4 .50 cal heavy machine gun).”
“You do realize that this has been common practice for decades, right?!? Let's see: President Ronald Reagan made 240 recess appointments, President George H. W. Bush made 77 recess appointments, President Bill Clinton made 139 recess appointments, President George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments, and as of January 5, 2012, President Barack Obama had made 32 recess appointments.
So, somehow only THIS president must be 'punished' for NOT doing what the past several presidents of done 10 times over. . . Get perspective, please!!!”
darrak on Jul 15, 2013 at 14:30:46
“BTW, by your own post those presidents made RECESS APPOINTMENTS.... Congress was not in recess when these appointment happened. They happened during a weekend, hence unconstitutional.”
darrak on Jul 15, 2013 at 14:28:30
“I don't agree with the appointment power by EITHER party.
Maybe the democrats should have spoken up back then. Just because it is done and no one cared does not mean it is not unconstitutional. Obviously the court agreed. These weren't appointments while Congress was OUT OF SESSION, it was done a weekend break, because he knew he could not get the appointments through Congress. The President should not be by-passing Congress for appointments.
The appointment power should be taken away from the President anyway. It was originally put in for emergency use when Congress was out of session due to travel time by horse, etc. When an appointment was made, it was done to keep the government functioning. Now that we have Skype, cars and planes, there is no need for emergency appointments by the President. ”
KLindg on Jul 15, 2013 at 13:55:52
“These issues keep popping up, and the right keeps swearing up and down its not about race, yet no other president except the first BLACK president has ever had to deal with this kind of hypocrisy... This has and always will be about a minority in the whitehouse. The GOP Base is PISSED about that, and they think it means their doom.
Its sad the GOP treats this country like a zero sum game...”
“Of course. It is clearly more important to continue subsidizing gas/oil conglomerates who have been raking in record profits for years than it is to fund childhood education. How is it a waste to try making people's lives better by providing them with access to opportunities they otherwise would not have?!?”
hoosieradam on Jul 9, 2013 at 15:47:05
“Why can't we cut both?”
Gymyd on Jul 9, 2013 at 15:32:40
“And farmers, don't forget them. They get subsidized to grow nothing and NOT milk cows.”
“How compassionate of you. You see one example of someone potentially (mis)using foodstamps and you assume that everyone else does the same - so everyone should suffer. The problem here is not potential misuse, it's lack of empathy!”
“Fine . . if that's the way they want to play it. At the very least, we should be allowed to attach a "MOB RULE" provision to this bill - stating specifically that if, for any reason, the banking industry is implicated in actions leading to any future economic malady that negatively impacts large portions of the US citizenry, those US citizens impacted have legal right to find and bestow consequences as they see fit to those individuals or group of individuals (Congressmen, Senators, etc.) who either created or aided/abbetted those who created said malady. There, that sounds fair right?!?”
dennidus1680 on Jul 8, 2013 at 11:58:59
“Kinda like the old days when money lenders cheated and got caught, the mob killed them.”