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Same-Sex Marriage and the Meaning of Words

Commented Nov 6, 2009 at 17:51:30 in Politics

“I just don't understand why this is even a 'big' deal.

I have gay friends who are couple who are more 'married' than some of my married straight friends.”
Reid Calls On Americans:

Reid Calls On Americans: "Contact Your Representatives Back Here In Washington And Push Hard"

Commented Oct 31, 2009 at 18:36:36 in Politics

“As a small business owner who would be hiring right now.. but isn't...
I'm not hiring because of what the democratic government we've got right now might do to me finanacially. Blame them for the lack of jobs...
I do provide health care coverage for myself and my employees. AND i have read the original health care bill, I"M currently working my way through this 1900 plus page behemoth they've just come out with. And I won't hire right now because of the fear of not being able to keep the new hires on after I have to pay more. I've asked my employees to work some overtime hours instead of hiring more people. They're thrilled to get extra pay. But they'll get burnt out if it's kept up too long. So I may hire one more instead of three.

So blame the democrats. They're creating this atmosphere of fear and thus reducing job availability.”
Reid Calls On Americans:

Reid Calls On Americans: "Contact Your Representatives Back Here In Washington And Push Hard"

Commented Oct 31, 2009 at 18:31:05 in Politics

“Actually England and France And Canda have not had their needs met. Their citizens seek medical care out side of their country. Their own citizens feel their health care systems have failed and are failing and have no chance of recovery.

So why do we want to copy them. Come on... look at the reality for yourself. Go reseach. Go ask an Englishman, a canadian. Don't just beleive what our tv tells you, go find out for yourself.

I for one am against this.”

colette on Oct 31, 2009 at 21:29:20

“So you're saying that England and Canada are worse off than we are in terms of medical care? Baloney. Perfect? No. But they don't have 44,000 people a year with no insurance dying of preventable illness. They aren't bankrupting their businesses and government with steeply rising prices. People don't pay a penny -- for surgery, for delivering a baby, for a broken leg. And the extra taxes they pay are worth it.

So you're rich? or work for the government? or are a health insurance employee? If so, you probably love your coverage. I'm just a working stiff, with a policy that now costs over $12,000 a year for me and my spouse, with lots of co-pays and (if I lost my job) no pre-existing conditions covered.

You probably won't believe this, because you'd rather not, but consider this:

ASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - France, Japan and Australia rated best and the full United States worst in new rankings focusing on preventable deaths due to treatable conditions in 19 leading industrialized nations, researchers said on Tuesday.

If the U.S. health care system performed as well as those of those top three countries, there would be 101,000 fewer deaths in the United States per year, according to researchers writing in the journal Health Affairs.

full article:

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN07651650
Reid Calls On Americans:

Reid Calls On Americans: "Contact Your Representatives Back Here In Washington And Push Hard"

Commented Oct 31, 2009 at 18:27:57 in Politics

“Please stay home if you're for this bill.

In my town of 6000 people. there are only 800 registered voters. Very Sad but TRUE. Only 353 people actually voted in the last election. I'm a voter, that means that my vote counts for 17 people in my community. Ya know what. I'm voting. I"m dragging/driving/bringing people who agree with me to the polls. I've gotten 5 registered voters (who hadn't voted in 10 years) to vote my way in our most recent election.

That means I have a lot of power to influence this election. If you support Pelosi.. please stay home. Becuase me and mine won't. And I"m renting a bus for the next election.”
Reid Calls On Americans:

Reid Calls On Americans: "Contact Your Representatives Back Here In Washington And Push Hard"

Commented Oct 31, 2009 at 18:23:08 in Politics

“Three Cheers for your voice of Sanity. TetonJumper, I"m not a blue dog.. and I think even the "blue dogs' are a bit too extreme. But I"m a beleiver in the free trade system and capitalism.

This is move to put more people under governement control and not a move to encourage self support for our countrymen.

I've urged my congressmen to vote against this.”
Pelosi Not Planning To Allow Amendments To Health Care Bill

Pelosi Not Planning To Allow Amendments To Health Care Bill

Commented Oct 31, 2009 at 17:59:46 in Politics

“Yeah isn't that funny. The government incumbants who are madly spending other people's money, dosn't want to be audited. Fancy that! (yes this statement is dripping with sarcasm) .

I think they'd make good board members of companys like ENRON and CHRYSLER, and who ever else got bail out money.

I think they should have given larry flint some bail out money, after all keeping people home looking at magazines should help comfort those poor souls who lost their jobs due to poor leadership (board members and ceos who wouldn't give up their bonus' when they didn't deserve them).”
Pelosi Not Planning To Allow Amendments To Health Care Bill

Pelosi Not Planning To Allow Amendments To Health Care Bill

Commented Oct 31, 2009 at 17:56:51 in Politics

“2013 is becuase they're afraid of a public rejection and getting voted out of office. The failure of these plans will be blamed on the incumbants (who wont' be pelosi and her socialist friends).”

TrueSense on Nov 1, 2009 at 07:05:18

“What is socialism ? Nancy Pelosi is socialist and her friends ?

They must be some of the worse ones I have ever seen because the the Dems keep selling out. This health plan is a sell out.

I heard Joe Scarborough talking about they were scared that if a good plan were rolled out, then it would prove popular and states would have trouble opting out a 1 year later.

Barnie Frank, had one of his top staffers hired as a lobbyist, now the consumer protections have been weakened in a bill as well as derviative protections. On health, they have given 12 years of patent rights to medicine makers when they were only seeking 10. Why, they got paid ! We will, as individuals and a country, have to pay for that.

You are right though, they are trying to keep the corporate money and not have the voters too mad about the negative aspects of the health bill, but in the proceess, the voters will be just as angry. In one version, we could pay 13% or our salaries to private companies and still have out of pocket expenses. No other first world country has people pay so much.”
Pelosi Not Planning To Allow Amendments To Health Care Bill

Pelosi Not Planning To Allow Amendments To Health Care Bill

Commented Oct 31, 2009 at 17:54:46 in Politics

“They didn't put it in to get scored, becuase the numbers would show negatively towards doing it. So... don't assemble the final data, if you know you aren't going to get the answer you want.”
Pelosi Not Planning To Allow Amendments To Health Care Bill

Pelosi Not Planning To Allow Amendments To Health Care Bill

Commented Oct 31, 2009 at 17:53:14 in Politics

“I really have to laugh at Pelosi's comment about the public getting an opportunity and she even mentioned the small town meetings. I've attended several of those "town meetings". Those same meetings which she accused citizens of being non american in, the same meetings which they (being the group/party who put on the meeting) admittedly excluded citizens who expressed opposing viewpoints, the same meetings which she accused citizens of being non american. I don't know how she can claim that fair due was given - when people opposing it are being treated as criminals and called worse. Our congressmen are not listening to us. We go to those meetings when we hear about them. I"m not affiliates with any group very strongly. I do beleive in our Constitution.

Come on Nancy... a bunch of us see the problems with this thing. We don't want it. We do want reform, we want caps, we want some controls in place and we want more free market interaction to keep the prices of healthcare down.. but we don't want another government failure and huge burden on tax payers.

Also I have a feeling that they don't want this to kick in to 2013... becuase they'll be out of office and then the problems it causes will be blamed on the incumbents. Which won't be her and her buddies.”

MarcusT on Nov 1, 2009 at 01:59:01

“Monday, October 20, 2008

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s home district includes San Francisco.

Star-Kist Tuna’s headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi’s home district.

Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi.

Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75 percent of the Samoan workforce.

Paul Pelosi, Nancy’s husband, owns $17 million dollars of Star-Kist stock.

In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition’s.

Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an “economic development credit in American Samoa.””