“If you put your house up for sale, can you stipulate who you sell it to? Like white's only no gays etc.
If you can't care for your child, you should have used birth control. You give it up for adoption it's no longer your child.”
“I disagree... We are still obligated to pay into this boondoggle by it being a mandate for taxes, and since when were we living in the land of socialist healthcare. It shouldn't be placed on me or anyone else to buy a service I can]'t afford just because a federal law tells me I have to. And if you are expecting anything other than a ripoff from this boondoggle, you obviously don't know the federal system very well. Better an enemy you know (commercial healthcare), than one you don't... (Obama's attempt to force the US into a moneypit of socialist healthcare reforms) This reform as it is called is barking up the wrong tree in my opinion because for all those that can afford the minimum that this new reform there will be many that cannot even afford that. Where this reform should have been pointed is at the insurance companies insofar as forcing them to provide basic coverages at a reduced rate based on the same sorts of criteria that help people to qualify for assistance programs like Medicaid and Medicare to try and alleviate the current stresses in the system, and to try and give more people access to health care that wouldn't normally have it”
Jun 28, 2012 at 19:22:02
“Yes, yes when someone does something you don't like throw the race card at it... All you're really doing here is hiding the deeper problems that underlie the whole flawed plan that is Obamacare. Why should a person in one state have to pay for insurance coverage for someone in another state for starters, and once Obamacare takes effect how long is it going to take for things like a woman's reproductive rights to become a thing of the past, or what potential does this have to disrupt families because certain healthcare options are no longer available to them. To say that this all about race only scratches the surface of a potentially more insidious slippery slope about the government making us helpless drones. Look at the Supreme Court decisions that have been enacted over this. They call it a healthcare tax, and that it is valid for us to have to pay. Taxation without fair representation is more like it, and as such this bill should not stand. Fight for your healthcare rights before you lose them altogether!”
salesdude on Jun 29, 2012 at 03:44:26
“"Taxation without fair representation is more like it, and as such this bill should not stand."
Very glad to hear that you are against "taxation without fair representation" and in favor of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state so they don't have to suffer that travesty and miscarriage of justice at the hands of congress anymore. No doubt it will make you happy to know that DC will become a blue state since the majority of its population are Democrats, but I'm sure that sits just fine with you right?
So now let's talk about Puerto Rico...”
whiskyjack on Jun 28, 2012 at 23:50:05
“When anyone goes to the emergency room, they have to be treated right? If they have no money and no health care, where do you think the money comes from to pay for that? From me and you who pay taxes. You've been paying the "obamatax" for years. Then our premiums go up, which makes it harder for people to afford it. It will go up even more if this gets repealed.
Sorry, but yes. Its sad to say that there IS a racial undertone that is apparent in politics these days. I know that most don't like to admit it, and pretty much say get over it. But it comes out in interesting ways. I thought Clinton was a good Democratic President. If there was no term limit, he would still be President today...my opinion of course. But during his Presidency, you did not see congressmen yelling out "Lier" in the middle of one of his speeches. You didn't see so all the disrespect that you see with Obama. For some, it seems appropriate that he be treated this way, and they hide behind the freedom of speach law. But why do they do it with this President? Why are so many against ACA, even though it would help so many people. Why is every action he does judged so harshly? Come one...its right there in your face everyday. If you can't see this is about his race, then most americans are blind.”
“Don't have kids of my own yet, but this so much reminds me of when I was looking after my two little brothers when I was younger. They may be little monsters, but they're YOUR little monsters and after everything is said and done you still love em. :)”
“One thing that seems to be forgotten in all of this is the concept of states' rights especially when it comes to the issues of healthcare. to mandate by federal law that I should have to pay someone's healthcare bills in another state is not something the federal government should be doing. I think it is going too far in the wrong direction, and giving the Feds another step at taking our rights away from us completely. The Feds most definitely act under the 'give us an inch and we'll take a mile,' philosophy, and if we bend over and take this, how much longer will it take before we lose everything that we fought hard in our founding years to regain.”
agnosticjihad on Jun 28, 2012 at 15:57:47
“Well... we already all pay for each other's everything. Health care isn't different. Why should someone in Georgia have to pay for food inspections in Vermont? But they do, and no one screams it's unconstitutional. Or military spending... or border enforcement... or thousands of things.”
deven on Jun 28, 2012 at 15:36:48
“What are you talking about - do you even know?”
cheforacle on Jun 28, 2012 at 15:05:40
“Taking away our rights by passing this law? I think not. Health care reform has relieved us of the obligation from paying for uninsured people's emergency room visits. It protects us from insurance companies who wish to deny us for preexisting conditions and limit our benefits over an annual or lifetime period. It provides some sensible regulation of insurance companies who have staggering bargaining power compared to consumers. Far from taking from citizens it protects us from powerful corporations' in ways other laws do: by making sure they do not unduly rip us off.”
“Art by it's very nature is a very controversial subject, and I can well understand the reactions of people to the artistic interpretation of such events. While I don't necessarily agree with the sentiments of the naysayers, I can understand the spirit of the feelings behind the words. If there is offense at one person's view of events, why not take it as a nudge to get out there and create something that better expresses the sentiment that you want people to acknowledge from the events in question.”
“Let me know when you have a job to give to someone that you probably think of as a welfare mooch, eh? Most of us who are unemployed and in serious financial trouble are not there by choice in spite of what your somewhat arrogant comment would lead me to believe.”
“If modesty and the standards of common decency I am referring to offend you, I have to ask what sorts of clothing you'd let your daughters wear. I miss seeing young girls that have enough respect for themselves not to give into the lingerie looks that most so called female role models are wearing these days. What ever happened to nice dresses that don't show cleavage, and hide more leg? If you're against that sort of thing, then I feel sorry for any daughters you might have.”
Bianca S on Feb 6, 2012 at 21:04:47
“Clothes from the 40's and 50's were very objectifying. They had girdles and corsets and pointy bras meant to make woman's breats look more sexually "ready". Blouses were tight, skirts hugged every inch of their body and they cut to the sexiest part of woman's leg; the calf. Not to mention, these clothes were impossible to do anything in, but stand and look pretty. If that's your idea of real "womanhood" and what you want young girls to aspire to, then knock yourself out. I don't girls running around looking like mini Rihanna's, but I certainly don't want them made to feel like their only purposein life is serving the family roast.”
“Until the sterotype of women being too fragile to enjoy serious sports falls, nothing will change. Until women can be seen as equals to men in anything they do, nothing will change. Giving men a free pass to continue to force women to be the model minority in the world when it comes to what they can and can't do means that most women will end up going through life with blinders on and they either can't or won't choose to see that there is so much more out there for them. A better question to ask in this light if if there are any men out there who would be strong enough to put their maleness aside for long enough to champion the causes umbrellaed under the term, 'women's rights.'”
MissTake1989 on Feb 4, 2012 at 21:05:45
“A- How do men "force" women?
B- You seem to be implying that women need men's help to be successful in sports?”
“We sexualize our young girls in so many other ways already. How anyone can be surprised by this is beyond my capacity for understanding. OCCUPY HUMAN NATURE!!! Take back the kinder gentler display of modest womanhood that we had back in the 40's and 50's and make our young girls into real women again.”
passingthought on Jan 31, 2012 at 22:19:00
“NO THANKS! ITS CALLED CHOICE!”
UnitedStatesOfTara on Jan 31, 2012 at 14:34:17
“I hate to break it to you, but the "kinder gentler display of modest womanhood" is no less objectifying.”
“Does that mean we can get rid of humans in places like the antarctic, or the NW Territories of Canada too? Places where people have no business being are being overwhelmed by humans as if they are a virus. How bout focusing all that money on something more serious like human population control first. Most of the known invasive species in any given area are there because of human stupidity, and human overpopulation of any given area.”
“As far as Obama's stance on things go, while I don't agree with all his choices, i do find that he has chosen his battles wisely in terms of what he can accomplish with the extremely polarized congressional makeup that we have currently in office. If there is fault to be found with anyone in these laws not being taken more seriously than they could be, it's more on the shoulders of the men who are currently in power, and thinking that such laws are fluff to keep people happy, and not something to be taken seriously. There is a strong sense of entitlement when it comes to office politics, and until we take this attitude of entitlement and superiority out of this situation, women are going to have a hard time of breaking the glass ceiling in the workplace.”
“Like all issues of this nature it comes from a fear of the unknown, and a lack of responsibility by way of a culture of entitlement. Most men in situations like this are extremely unwilling to see themselves as anything other than the victims of the 'dangerous' nature of women to seduce them and otherwise make them feel 'less than.' Not only are we losing women as a positive force for good in these battles, but we are losing out on a very teachable moment to help the men that hold onto these outdated attitudes towards women if we stand back and let these things happen.”
Jan 30, 2012 at 12:10:48
“If you're worried about the high impact nature of jumping rope, run in place or walk in place at the same tempo. Circut training with a bit of cardio is one of the best ways to get a balanced workout in a short amount of time”
“Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac... Two of the most deceptive federal agencies ever, and second only to the CIA, imo in how cruel to average citizens they can be without having to answer to anyone.
As to your comment about determining hardship in terms of loans, how would something like that be decided, and can you trust the government as it stands now to be fair about how it applies this to such a situation?”
“I have every intention of paying back any loan I borrow, but I do NOT think the only reason banks should be in the loan sharking business is to make a profit on the blunders of the White House's free pass to take advantage of people that can't fight back. And to go one step further, I wont' be making loans from banks that I know I can't pay back. Banks taking advantage of people in financially lean times by deceptive processes is wrong and always will be.”
steveoh77 on Jan 25, 2012 at 14:04:42
“You have no argument with me on your last point. But the vast majority of banks lent money based upon the "underwriting standards" dictated by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. You see they & Congress and Bush wanted to increase home ownership across the country. To do that they let Fannie and Freddie allow your mortgage & other debt payments to equal 50% of your income.When I bought my first home in the early 90's, that ratio was only 36% and I was still paycheck to paycheck for about 5 years after that after receiving 5%-10% pay increases every year. .
Add 14% of your income to your monthly mortgage payment and an economy that is cutting wages and you get the disaster we are in.
This is why all borrowers should be able to go interest only in hardship circumstances.”
“Spoken like a true '1 percenter'... Got any other links to organised crime we don't know about?”
steveoh77 on Jan 23, 2012 at 13:33:00
“Rachel, you don't seem to understand my post. About 25% of your monthly mortgage payment goes toward paying back the debt. If you could cut your monthly payments by 25%, that should help you keep your home.
I don't know what neighborhood you live in, but in my middle-class neighborhood almost every adult feels morally obligated to pay back money they owe.
Do you borrow money from your friends and local banks and feel like you shouldn't pay it back?”
“The perfect body is one YOU feel comfortable in in spite of what culture's spin doctors tell you you need to be like, feel like look like, etc. The perfect body comes from looking and thinking outside culture's box and being happy with what an who you are.”