“It seems to me it's more like the Whisky Rebellion against President George Washington-- irate citizens opposed to the tax on whisky needed to pay off the debt incurred by fighting the American Revolution. Same sense of "patriotism" and motivated by the same spirit(s)...”
katiec1963 on Oct 12, 2013 at 16:36:22
“And back then gov bonds represented claims on our gold holdings.
Now, gov bonds are secure savings vehicles which pay interest.”
“I, for one, believe that Pres. Obama will not negotiate-- he'll just give in, as was the case with extending the Bush-era tax breaks a few years back.....”
yellowbusdriver on Oct 12, 2013 at 11:31:06
“He didn't "give in" ... the Republicans were threatening unemployment benefits so he conceded an extension of one for the extension of the other. In the middle of the recovery, it was the right thing despite capitulating to the plutocrats to get it done.
You can't keep doing that though, because they'll keep moving the goal posts and denying any previous concessions, using them instead as a way to get further meat off the bone.”
“True, it looks like we're headed for the Kooooch Bros' dream of dispensing with an elected Congress and just letting a Board of Directors run the country directly, with perhaps some input from major stockholders at a yearly meeting...”
“Let's face it -- the GOP force an imperfect/complicated healthcare program instead of single-payer, and now some big compannies that can not outsource overseas (how can you order a pizza from China?) are taking advantage of this excuse to make more people part-time and to shed what healthcare responsibilities they did have. Hey what a great chance to increase profits and exert pressure on the workforce.”
MightyServant on Sep 11, 2013 at 18:09:09
“"the GOP force an imperfect/complicated..." That's a lie. The GOP forced nothing, the GOP did NOT vote for the steaming pile of healthcare takeover. It was 100% D's only, making closed door deals, lying, and not bothering to even read the bill which was never about care, only about control.
"taking advantage of this excuse to make more people part-time..." How is it you know that? Just speculating? You must be because there's a thousand reasons to shore up your employment picture. With the healthcare takeover getting ready to go into full swing many companies have taken great pains to see how it will affect their bottom line (remember, a company needs to be fairly healthy themselves in order to have employees in the first place) and they are finding the monstrous legislation increases their costs so they have to take precautions to remain profitable. Business is not about making libs feel good, although when a gov't gets out of the way and allows us our freedoms, industries flourish and we don't sit around talking about the poor unemployment numbers or how our citizen's quality of life has eroded under the lackluster O and company.
If you'll just start caring more about the country and forget about Barack's career for a minute all of what's going on will become crystal clear. He's a bad President and his massive tax is bad for the country.”
daskon on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:58:41
“GOP had no say so in this or any other bill about health care. Liberal senate leaders wrote and passed this bill along with the support of their liberal so called republican counterparts, like the traitor McCain. The so called single payer would have not held up to Supreme Court Scrutiny since it would clearly mandate all Americans must participate, which is clearly unconstituional”
HuftonPufton on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:52:37
“GOPs fault...they didn't force Pelosi and Reid to bend the rules to pass ACA.... They wanted this not the GOP”
Slave Of Left on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:50:19
“GOP forced what? Clear majorities in both chambers for the Democrats and you STILL blame the GOP?
“Yeah, Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (now running for governor to replace Gov. McGift-McDonnell) was too busy initiating court cases against global warming, heliocentrism, and the germ theory of infection to worry about charity scams. I can understand that, not.”
“So? I sent Rep. Flores an email of support (he needs encouragement):
Dear Congressman Flores,
Even though I know lots of (most?) people think your ideas about impeaching Pres. Obama are daffy, I support your other initiatives to retroactively impeach Pres. Reagan for invading Grenada, and Pres. Bush, Sr. for invading Panama without seeking Congressional approval. I am glad you are spending your time in Congress wisely and I am sure Texas is proud of the fact that you will soon find another great issue to sink your teeth into. Keep pulling those great ideas from out of a hat, or from wherever you pull them out.”
“So what? I sent the Congressman an email of support:
Dear Congressman Rohrabacher,
Let me pat you on the back for your work against what those sneaky scientists are trying to do to us. Your campaign against global warming, heliocentrism, the germ theory of infection, and all those other silly theories that scientists cook up in their labs makes you really stand out. So what if Canada turns into a tropical jungle, who cares, right? Finally, there’s someone who isn’t afraid to say what he thinks even if people are going to laugh at him—that’s really rare these days. You just keep pulling out those ideas from wherever you pull them out!
Have a good day,”
“Unfortunately, the Egyptian Army is not likely to provide solutions to the country's problems-- they are part of the problem, with rampant corruption and a chokehold on large parts of the economy (which the Army owns either as an institution or by the senior officers). They are not pro-democracy-- just pro-retaining their privileges and continuing as a state-within-a-state. There is one thing one cannot do with bayonets-- sit on them.”
Jun 19, 2013 at 17:48:23
“Typical of the liberal media --you didn't carry Ann's full advice to the GOP: court the labor vote by pushing for more Right to Work Laws, get more NRA votes by suggesting we study the gun control experience of Australia, Britain, or Japan, win more environmentalist votes by reopening asbestos mines. Ann can pull original ideas from her hat-- or from wherever-- that will ensure for the GOP the future it deserves.”
“Will his Argentinian first lady be joining him in DC to manage his busy entertainment schedule? Now he'll really have more time to hit the Appalachian Trail, or think of all the junkets to Buenos Aires his new job will afford him.”
Changeover on May 7, 2013 at 22:15:20
“LA Mayor had some cute thing from some Ontario TV station and it was all cool then. Lets not also mention the agua dress libs are known for? ”
Dear Congressman Woodall,
I want to pat you on the back for wanting to repeal the 17th Amendment which allowed the people to elect their Senators. I agree with you that there are just too many elections and that people (especially them libuhrals) don’t understand like we do that all those candidates just make the government too big. I heard you have a proposal for the President to just appoint Senators, Congressmen, and governors –once we get another Republican in the White House. Attaboy for finding a way to cut out any corruption, phony voters, confusing people, etc. in all those elections. We gotta turn the clock back, and you’re certainly the man to do it!”