“Nixon EPA.. but offset by his desire to lower food costs by taking Roosevelt's farm plan meant to keep farmer farming and changed it to one of subsidizing farmers to grow wheat, corn and soybeans cheaply, led directly to high fructose corn syrup, to many cakes, cookies and breads and on to Obesity. And since the payments were lucrative, farming became Industrialized, so fewer farmers.
And of course now the Right is against the EPA but still for Obesity.”
“I fear the GOP is on its last legs, how can it turn around from being so insular and ever win the support of what is now a majority of Americans, women and non whites? Well I don't think it can, nor does it really want to given the examples by its members every time they open their mouths to speak they are alienating one group or the other. More and more people are starting to think the GOP is a losing proposition but the Democrats haven't exactly been leading the country either.
No, its time to say good bye to the Republican Party and create a new party peopled by those that are tired of the being ignored by Washington and for that matter, regardless of where you live, your state capital.
The Democrats are slowing moving to the right also and will probably replace the GOP as the conservative party.”
“Would not a better course of action, assuming climate change is inevitable, which it is, that we put scientist to work trying to figure how the earth will look in 50 or 100 years from now so maybe we can plan for it? Cause I really don't think we can slow it down or stop since the atmosphere has been changing since the earth first obtained it.
We do know the those with all the money today will be able to build some place with all the amenities with all the money for themselves, their families and their slaves but for the rest of us, some idea of what the world will might be nice.”
“And just 8% identify as Tea Party and they are the ones causing the obstruction of the Congress... the rest of Americans, about 70% are more moderate, some a little to the left and others to the right. Yet you want all of them to give in to the 8%. Rule by minority now?
As for what Americans want regarding the budget, most have no clue to what that really entails and just regurgitate what ever news outlet they happen to listen to, if they listen at all.”
“But the company portion of the bill has been delayed one year..so are they doing it now because of ACA or are they using ACA as an excuse to do what they want to anyway? And are there other benefits these companies offer that don't apply to part time workers?
Frankly I think its just wanting to increase the bottom line and ACA has very little effect on it. Plus, I bet there is no increase in salary for these newly part-time people and the owners/ceos/shareholders are the only ones to benefit.”
piczin on Oct 5, 2013 at 09:35:11
“Frankly, the delay is because the economy is recovering at a slower pace than was known in 2009. The insurance mandate has no connection, simply trying to getting everyone insured. And please don't forget the benefits that everyone accepts: 26 years old under parents coverage,pre existing medical conditions that insurance companies cannot turn down or charge a higher rate, and no $ limit on coverage. One reason the economy isn't moving at a faster pace is uncertainty in what's going to happen. We can thank obstructionism for that.”
“LOL... I am sure someone is going to say that heterosexuals are divorcing at higher rates because some states let gays marry... nonsense, divorce has been on the rise for decades but then everyone needs a scapegoat..
“Yes, but life sentences are cheaper than death penalty cases and on top of that even with all the safe guards, we still put innocent people to death. Personally I would rather they rot in prison forever.. besides look at how much money the dude saved the state by offing himself.
What I might agree with is to give prisoners the options of offing themselves with a poison if they choose not to spend their whole life in prison.”
“Yea, who ever left guns available for a 12 year old to get a hold of, needs to be charged and jailed for a long time and it needs to happen over and over again and shouted from the roof tops until gun owners get the message that they are responsible for what happens to others because of his or her guns!”
“She probably won't learn anything except to watch her mouth, but not her thoughts. I doubt this will stop her from being her.. but if this black woman can pull her out with damage control, maybe she will start thinking that blacks are human too... well at least the one that helps her. but usually, it just ends up with her having one more reason to be a racist.”
“Well we do have Reagan to thank for right and left leaning news sites.. he did get rid of the new reporting fairness act. And what with news now required to provide profit, they have become entertainment so as to draw the most viewers.”
“One of these days, these Christians are going to realize that God is not asking them for anything or to do anything. That the bible was written by men for the benefit of men.. Not to say it is all bad, I rather like ecclesiastics, but the rest, pretty much just one more way to lord it over others.”
“You could google "monsanto lawsuits against farmers where gmo seeds were blown onto their farms" and you will find plenty of suits of patent infringement.... You a big corporation fan by any chance? Or do you work for Monsanto? ”