“read my reply to Behindthesmoke when it's posted. I fully agree with you, but I think there are other ways to acquire the $$ for healthcare for all, with out taxing everyone that has it. For the first time ever, those of us with healthcare have to pay taxes on top of the raise of the healthcare, to provide it for those that don't have it. Mine starts Jan 1st. There's too much $$ being wasted on senseless research & pork barrel spending.
Too much $$ being given to other countries and too many perks for the rich, that we don't get. Everyone needs healthcare, but not as the expense of those living pay check to pay check like me, I can't afford my health care to go up anymore, nor can I afford to pay taxes on it, I'm barely getting by as it is. Our gov't (Dem & Rep) WASTE TOO MUCH OF OUR HARD EARNED $$$.”
“National Treasure????? I'm talking about all the countries we give OUR money to, my taxes, your taxes, to help support them, put it back into our economy!
We need to take care of our own first. Raise minimum wage so folks can get up and get a job, there are jobs out there. The company I work for is hiring!!! We have employees that call into work saying they can't work more than 22 hrs a week or they'll loose their food stamps.
Now for the first time, we all have to pay taxes on health insurance to help those that don't work get insurance, so it's going up even more.
I work in the food industry and I can tell you we have plenty of employees that quit so they can sit on their butts and draw unemployment and they do, we have employees asking managers to cut back their hours so they can get cheaper housing. Obama has too many hand out programs, makes it easy to lay around. I've got plenty of solutions friend. I live pay check to pay check because our government(Dem & Rep) won't raise minimum wage.
I work hard for what I have and I pay my taxes. Sick of hand outs!!!
I think they should drug test anyone wanting hand outs.
Our gov't is getting paid to bicker, while we're grasping at whatever we can to make it day to day.”
“Cudos to you Mrs. Begley!!!!! My nephew is autistic and he brings great joy to our entire family.
The mother who wrote that hateful letter should get on her knees and pray that one of her children doesn't end up in an accident they causes them to become a special needs child.
Although considering her letter to Mrs Begley, she'd probably dump her kid on the curb of a nursing home and take off.
She should be the one ethanized for writing that horrible letter.”
“I would have been more impressed if they "adopted" a dog from a shelter. Pedigree's aren't adopted, they're bought, unless you're the president than they're a gift.”
Seattlelite on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:59:46
“Perhaps they're weren't trying to impress you or anyone else for that matter. I'll tell you what doesn't impress me, ill responsible dogs owner's who don't spade their pets. People choose pedigree dogs basically for one reason --- NO surprises. I had a friend spend $50 to take home a shelter dog a month later she spent $2,000 for it to have back surgery!”
apiazza on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:59:35
“I would have been more impressed if you had known more about the family decision to get a pure-bred dog rather than just blindly criticize the President for his choices.”
Boopsie2008 on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:33:34
“I'm sure that pedigree was not a consideration at all here. This dog was not gotten to be a show dog or a breeder, but rather to be an enjoyable family dog.
First, Porgugese water dogs don't shed -- a major consideration when somebody in the family might have allergies. I don't know if anybody in the Obama family does.
Second, while many shelter dogs are adorable and winsome, some may have been treated quite badly in ways that have impacted their personalities. My friend has one of those -- an absolutely lovely shelter dog which, as it turned out, had been emotionally abused, and turns out to be quite stressful to deal with at times. The dog is emotionally insecure and needy to the point of distraction.
I'd say they made a wise choice to take a dog that is already a year old, has a known personality and apparently has already been well trained and well cared for medically. Big plus that this breed doesn't shed or leave dander about. Cleaning up after one of a breed that does can be a full-time occupation. And, ridiculous as it seems, that's a consideration here. My dog when I was a teenager shed a lot and I always had dog hair on my school clothes. Dog hair all over the bottom of a gown for a formal reception probably isn't a good look for the First Lady.”
Just Little Old Me on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:30:14
“One of his daughters are allergic to dogs. Apparently this breed is the only breed of dog that does NOT have NORMAL dog hair/fur. This is why the Obamas will ONLY adopt Portuguese Water Dogs. While I am NOT a liberal/Democrat and NEVER voted for the man, NOR would I consider voting for him in whatever he runs for after office, I do have a VERY SLIM belief that if his daughter was NOT allergic, they would have another dog and NOT Bo.”
saunee300 on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:25:16
“All dogs need a home and family whether they're pedigreed or not!”
kinderprintables on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:24:48
“If it was a Presidential gift, they wouldn't be able to keep it after he leaves office. As any Gift has to be inventoried and maintained as part of a collection.”
Tori Wade on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:23:41
“Their kids are allergic to dander and they had to get a specific dog that has low dander and is hypoallergenic. Before you comment, try utilizing google.”
educatedsoccermom on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:19:03
“One of the girls is allergic. PWD are great for people with allergies.”
“Our country is finally coming back to life, we don't need another war.
Stock market will drop, gas will go up, same ole, same ole.
Not to mention all the $$ for war. Why do we always have to be the one to lead, why can't
the British, French, German etc countries lead. This is going to get really ugly if we strike.
the Russians and Iranians are just waiting for us to move. I lived in Iran as a kid, dad in military and
those people that are radicals, you have no idea, they are CRAZY!!!!”
twilightdoofus on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:44:29
“why can't the neighboring countries form a coalition and fight this monster who gasses his own people? It's time for Saudi Arabia to finance these fights, NOT US, and also, they should be the ones doing the fighting in the streets, NOT US. This is NOT OUR PROBLEM, AND WE CAN NEVER SOLVE IT. NO WAY !”
“It's crystal clear that Mitt Romney has no clue as to how the middle and lower class are struggling.
For him to say that his income for his yearly lectures is "not very much" , only $373,327.62 . OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also that "he pays an effective tax rate of about 15 percent, lower than what he would pay if he earned a regular paycheck like many Americans." He claimed that was because the majority of his income is from investments. Well no wonder why he's loaded, heck Congress isn't held accountable for insider trading tips. So very wrong! The wealthy that have accounts in other countries to avoid paying taxes needs to move to those countries. Why should we keep paying your taxes as well as our own. the politicians need a reality check, they don't realize if things don't change, "We the people" are going to turn on them.”
DrMaxChartrand on Jan 19, 2012 at 14:31:37
“What is the big deal? You were not deprived of anything because he earned something. Politics of envy are for the birds. Anyone can become successful if they want to.”
catbyte on Jan 19, 2012 at 14:25:47
“I would love to see him try to survive for a month on your salary or mine.”
Nov 2, 2011 at 15:29:06
“I'm sick of hearing about these "waste of lives" people. It was a scam, if you don't think it was,
then your as ignorant as Kim acts. PLEASE GO AWAY KARDASHIANS....FOREVER!!!!!!”
Gregor53 on Nov 2, 2011 at 15:33:42
“Very few people are a "waste of lives." Perhaps some are more out of the normal than others, but that does not mean they are a waste. There apparently are many out there that enjoy the Kardashians. An option you have is to ignore it and they, for you, they would have Gone Away. Just a thought.”