“Meanwhile, the damage is done. Other nations will rightfully distance themselves from the US economy, and a new international currency will replace the dollar. Learn to read Chinese, so you can tell the bills apart...”
John Smith4533523523 on Oct 15, 2013 at 22:42:37
“It is the further decline of the American Middle Class.
And they are so far removed from the reality of it they don't even realize what they are doing to themselves.
Interest rates will rise. The international currency markets will panic. We will have inflation, higher unemployment, and an even deeper recession. And the ones who will be hurt worst by this in America as always will be the ones who can least afford it.
The race to the bottom continues and accelerates.”
“The Tea Party congressmen need to be charged, along with Boehner, with treason for intentionally damaging our country. They are despicable, high-handed oligarchs, with absolutely no concern for this nation, and especially for the less fortunate Americans. They already have done significant damage to our reputation in the world financial community, and the entire world is shifting from laughter to dismay at our country's state of affairs. Try them, and put them behind bars. Then fix the laughable set of legislative rules that allow these miscreants to perpetrate these shenanigans. House of Representatives? What a laugh...”
“Uh, yeah, an unattributed "quote", in a right-wing, Murdoch-owned rag DEFINITELY tells you what's going on in the White House...
Let's see it, fully attributed, and, more importantly, UNEDITED, and then decide. Unfortunately, it's neve going to happen. The authors of the WSJ piece, Ms. Lee, and Mr. Nicholas, are 'pieces' in their own right...”
“Yet another bone thrown to business, on the backs of workers. Think of all those folks who would have had insurance through the company mandate, who will now have to pay a penalty because they can't afford to buy it in one of the jimmied-up 'exchanges'.
I voted for him, applauded his initial efforts, but now have to ask myself "Why?" Civil rights are at an all-time low, with a burgeoning corporatist police state, we still have Gitmo, and Americans are the laughing stock and/or whipping boys for the rest of the civilized world.
“The death penalty is barbaric, and should be outlawed, period. It has nothing to do with race; it is just plain wrong for anyone, or any entity, to kill in cold blood.”
MrCandFriends on Jun 29, 2013 at 19:54:34
“Ms. McCarthy who repaid an elderly neighbor's kindness with brutality, motivated only by greed and perhaps bloodlust. McCarthy killed others as well. She doesn't deserve your sympathy. Her victims do.”
“Now here's a Conservative I can respect. Placed the good of the country above his own party's petty, obstructionist agenda. Elect people like him to Congress, and toss the Grassleys, Grahams, et al, out on their keisters.
While we're at it, toss a few of the more blatantly obnoxious Dems out, too, and find a few Elizabeth Warrens to replace them.
A return (or first venture) to reason is the only hope.”
Grennioulle on May 30, 2013 at 19:02:49
“that is so big of him considering dems have to defend 14 seats next election.”
“Hare-brained comments about putting a 'woman' in charge aside, Elizabeth Warren is, or should be, an example to all, and is long overdue on the scene. I doubt whether her gender has nearly as much to do with this as her integrity does.
“Makes a strong case for better mental health care, as well as better access to drug treatment programs, and a social safety net that won't let people in distress fall through the cracks. Desperate and crazed people don't need guns to act out - plenty of knifings, and assorted hackings with sharp objects, but no one argues for better control of machetes and chainsaws.
Let's set an example, and stop killing people with drones, bring the troops home, and get our own house in order. Stop acting as if violence is the answer to all problems. Defend if attacked, but live and let live.
“Be sure the burgeoning police state is well-funded, and defund everything that 'promotes the general welfare'. People are going to get fed up - and be absolutely powerless in the face of police tanks and auto weapons to do anything about it.
When I think of the country where I grew up believing in the American dream, I am viscerally sickened.”
Jon Davis1 on Mar 4, 2013 at 23:26:17
“Oh yes, and the colonists gave up when they realized how little they had going up against the full might of the British Empire!
All Hail The Queen! Long May She----wait, no...we won that...
Hmnnnn...you might be wrong...just sayin'”
ScottW3rd on Mar 4, 2013 at 23:20:10
“Oh you are not giving us enough credit. There is enough ingenuity here to circumvent anything short of a nuke -- perhaps even that...”
“Obama should take the cash, do something positive with it, like helping people displaced by the storm, and hold a simple, dignified inauguration. Make a statement as to whom exactly it is he works for...”
bluedogdown on Dec 8, 2012 at 22:12:00
“dreams are made of that~ this is historic round your history lessons up~ he deserves this, move on to the unannounced loop holes of the gop....”
its miller time on Dec 8, 2012 at 22:09:22
“It's not Obama's to take....setting that kind of precedent is not fair for others who follow.
An inauguration celebration is not representative of one over the other....it's just a celebration.”
“Hard to believe that more than 46% say violence is justified. Speaks volumes about the demographic, I suppose...his threats are just so typical, and reinforce the stereotype. I guess he's not paid to think, however, just to play ball.”
Billy Chung on May 30, 2012 at 13:36:18
“Racism is pure malice. 25 years ago, it is something we just accepted. Now, people are less tolerate of intolerance. I'm personally willing to forgive many trespasses against me, but racism is wanton offensiveness, and something I can no longer justify tolerating.”
PeaceG on May 30, 2012 at 11:07:37
“I doubt anybody's justifying violence per se. I think his statement is a version of "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" and I think a lot of people empathize with that sentiment. I also don't think he'd actually kill anyone.”
“I'm ashamed and embarrassed for my country. These senators are acting like vindictive little petty dictators, full of fake moral outrage, stirring the jingoism pot.
The US is one of the few countries that taxes its citizens on worldwide income, placing an inordinate burden on both them, and the institutions they do business with. Why should I have to pay US taxes, and more to the point, file an endlessly complicated return, when I'm living half way around the world, and, presumably, reaping benefits, if any, from my host country. The US Embassy charges $50 a page for notary services, for example, and will do absolutely NOTHING for its citizens if they are victimized. What are they doing for me for which I should be slavishly grateful?
Presumably, it's a pay-as-you-go system, so when you are done 'going' you should be done paying. Business is business, I say if someone wants to give up all the fabulous benefits of being a US citizen, then he should be allowed to without all this punitive action against him. Let him apply for a visa, if applicable, to visit the country, and be treated like any other non-citizen.
Schumer, et al, are emotional, or at least calculating to appeal to emotion, and should bear a little closer scrutiny themselves. Corruption is a LOT more damaging to our country than deciding to leave it.”
RichLagunaLiberal on May 18, 2012 at 11:10:29
“What's our government doing for you, Sateev? So many, many things that you and your selfish ilk have come to take for granted that you don't even realize it. How about:
Providing safe and modern roads upon which you drive/ride
Police and Fire protection should you need them
Teachers who educate your children in free public schools
Courts in which you can resolve varied legal issues
Clean and safe water running straight from your tap
Beautiful national parks upon which you can gaze in wonderment
A federal military to protect you from foreign and domestic threats
Access to the internet where the whole world is at your keyboard
Public libraries available for those without home internet service
You said the US affords its citizens "fabulous benefits". I say that those benefits come from all of us paying OUR FAIR SHARE of taxes. And if you're noticing that all of our fabulous benefits seem to be decaying, it's because the wealthy refuse to pay THEIR FAIR SHARE of taxes.
Next time you drive over a 70 plus year old bridge, think about the last time it was checked for structural safety...or not, because selfish people like you resent paying taxes to keep this country "fabulous".
I'm ashamed and embarrassed by people like you, Seteev.”
wired on May 18, 2012 at 01:35:20
“I've been residing outside my birth country, the US, for more than half my life and was university educated in Europe and logically pay taxes here. And I still must fill out US tax forms. Vice versa, Europeans resident in the US are not required to pay European taxes. Perhaps, the US should compensate foreign countries for immigrants who enjoyed the benefits of an education in their native countries.”
May 11, 2012 at 08:54:47
“What a rip! Who's responsible for this nonsense? Half the sandwiches pictured weren't even club sandwiches. And if you look closely, you can see that some of them were nothing more than a two-bread-slice sandwich, cut in half, with one half stacked on the other. Apparently the chef/photographer/charlatan was hoping for the optical illusion that no one would catch. Yeah, I'll make you a $50 club sandwich - sandwich this!”