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No-Tax-Hike Pledge Creates Republican Rift

No-Tax-Hike Pledge Creates Republican Rift

Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 13:18:19 in Politics

“The "no new taxes pledge" has always been nothing more than a smokescreen to give more and more breaks to the wealthy and to corporations. How can even the most dense among us not recognize that you cannot keep tax rates at their artificially low rates when the cost of everything has increased. Americans must wake up to the facts that we have a crumbling infrastructure, failing education system and an aging population. We cannot sustain a successful society if we continue to say that a CEO making $12M annually and a corporation with revenues in excess of $5B will pay less toward maintaining our society than an individual who makes $50K. There is no argument that will make this system sustainable because it is not based on any real facts or logic.”

vippy on Apr 15, 2011 at 13:50:13

“And have you noticed when the rich are supposed to pay more taxes their messages in the media always includes the middle class that our taxes will go up, sign this petition, etc.  and so many people fall for this.”

silentknight65 on Apr 15, 2011 at 13:25:31

“If your daddy were paying for your college, your Porsche, your off-campus apartment, giving you a whole wardrobe, and a huge party-money allowance, would you report him for, say........selling
drugs (for example)?

Same for the GOP and corporations........”
No-Tax-Hike Pledge Creates Republican Rift

No-Tax-Hike Pledge Creates Republican Rift

Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 13:11:48 in Politics

“Are you kidding? The GOP has shown they have no integrity. In fact, I don't think the leadership even knows how to spell the word.”

chand0x on Apr 15, 2011 at 13:17:08

“Doubt they know how to spell it. They'd just turn around and say that reading is only for the educated elitists.”
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chief, Gets A $19 Million Raise

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chief, Gets A $19 Million Raise

Commented Apr 8, 2011 at 12:28:41 in Business

“I guess crime does pay (for some).”
George Allen Irks NBC Reporter With Sports Inquiry

George Allen Irks NBC Reporter With Sports Inquiry

Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 20:41:21 in Politics

“Years ago, I worked for an agency responsible for an early George Allen political ad. He was an idiot then and surprise surprise...he still is.”
Wisconsin Election Surprise: David Prosser Gains 7,500 Votes After 'Human Error' In Waukesha County (VIDEO)

Wisconsin Election Surprise: David Prosser Gains 7,500 Votes After 'Human Error' In Waukesha County (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 20:28:01 in Politics

“Republican mantra--"you don't actually have to win an election, you just have to have the person responsible for the process in your pocket."”
JPMorgan CEO Says Rich Should Pay 'Lion's Share' Of Taxes, Warns of Dodd-Frank's Effect

JPMorgan CEO Says Rich Should Pay 'Lion's Share' Of Taxes, Warns of Dodd-Frank's Effect

Commented Apr 6, 2011 at 11:33:01 in Business

“Just when I thought Jamie Dimon was moving away from the title "World's biggest d@bag" he continues speaking and proves me wrong. The Basel III requirements are a direct result of the criminal acts of Jamie & Friends. The rules which require that essentially banks gamble with their own money instead of using taxpayer backed funds are mild compared to the reform that is actually needed to prevent another meltdown. Still he whines and cries about the unfairness of it all. If the financial regulators do not step in and reign in their fraudulent behaviour we will have a true worldwide depression in months not years that will truly create a permanent feudal class.”
Economists: Gridlocked Congress 'Playing With Fire' As Failure To Legislate Could Devastate Economy

Economists: Gridlocked Congress 'Playing With Fire' As Failure To Legislate Could Devastate Economy

Commented Apr 6, 2011 at 10:54:51 in Business

“Their candidate lost! So now it's all about appealing to their bases' "fear and loathing" of that guy 24x7x365.”
Economists: Gridlocked Congress 'Playing With Fire' As Failure To Legislate Could Devastate Economy

Economists: Gridlocked Congress 'Playing With Fire' As Failure To Legislate Could Devastate Economy

Commented Apr 6, 2011 at 10:52:54 in Business

“There has to be a line in the sand. If the Democrats want to win in 2012 they had better get behind the American people who are saying loud & clear that the Republican plan to give even more to corporations and the top 1% is ridiculous. Don't give in. I would rather the government shutdown right now than see the GOP's version of the budget be allowed to pass.”
Clarence Thomas 'Connick v. Thompson' Decision Is One Of Meanest Ever Written

Clarence Thomas 'Connick v. Thompson' Decision Is One Of Meanest Ever Written

Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 15:34:40 in Politics

“Thomas, Scalia and Alito have been bought and paid for so it is no wonder that their decisions are so arbitrary and disgusting. How can we teach our children to respect our Nation's laws when the Supreme Court says violators will not be punished and the innocent will?”
10 Companies That Will Save The American Economy: 24/7 Wall Street

10 Companies That Will Save The American Economy: 24/7 Wall Street

Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 14:01:53 in Business

“Even the premise of this article is faulty. None of these companies can save the American economy because none of them have an incentive to do so. Our legislators have made it more beneficial for companies to spend millions on political contributions and millions more getting around existing tax laws than to spend one dime on hiring Americans. Until campaign finance and tax laws are changed, no one can save the American economy.”
huffingtonpost entry

Religious Leaders Go On Hunger Strike Over GOP Budget Cuts

Commented Mar 28, 2011 at 22:03:42 in Politics

“Imagine what would happen if politicians (Democrats and Republicans) actually gave a damn about the people they were elected to represent instead of pandering to corporations & their own interests! It's time for a wake up call.

Wealth without Work
Pleasure without Conscience
Science without Humanity
Knowledge without Character
Politics without Principle
Commerce without Morality
Worship without Sacrifice”
GOP Senators Threaten To Derail All Bills That Don't Cut Debt

GOP Senators Threaten To Derail All Bills That Don't Cut Debt

Commented Mar 10, 2011 at 20:40:30 in Politics

“The Democrats need to push back and for a change push back hard! Tell the GOP that as soon as they give up the tax breaks that they blackmailed the US to get, cut farm and big oil tax subsidiaries and agree to stop corporate welfare...then maybe someone would be willing to listen to something they might have to say. If the Democrats won't fight now...then when will they?”

blueline2 on Mar 10, 2011 at 21:06:13

“The dems will fight back when they get some leadership with spine. The gang we've got right now are a pack of wimps--they run every time the Tbaggers yell. Then the Dems offer some 'bilateral' compromise, which gives the Tbags what they wanted. Sell us out every chance they get. I'm angry but if you work for a salary or pay check, there is not longer a way out.”
Teacher Tera Myers Revealed To Be Former Porn Star Rikki Andersin For Second Time, Resigns

Teacher Tera Myers Revealed To Be Former Porn Star Rikki Andersin For Second Time, Resigns

Commented Mar 10, 2011 at 06:38:00 in Education

“Once again the puritanical double-standard that applies to woman is alive and well. Ms. Myers did not break any laws. She is, according to all reports, an excellent teacher. So unless we plan to put a morals clause into every hiring decision, let the woman do what she has trained to do...teach.”

Ed Baker on Mar 10, 2011 at 07:15:08

“Find a man who was in porn and is a teacher now.

This isn't a gender issue. But nice try.

She doesn't belong around other people's children. She doesn't belong playing a large role in children's lives.

Her judgment is at best - questionable.”
Ebony Magazine Undergoes Huge Overhaul, Redesign

Ebony Magazine Undergoes Huge Overhaul, Redesign

Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 15:09:13 in Media

“The redesign is a good start but Ebony needs a great deal more effort to become relevant again. Like Essence, Ebony needs to focus less on celebrity culture and more on aspirational/educational topics. Years ago, Ebony was a magazine that profiled community leaders, doctors, educators and the like as well as the prerequisite celebrity profile. It wasn't perfect but it did show African-Americans (adults & children) that they could succeed in other ways than through musical or athletic ability.”

noudidnt on Mar 6, 2011 at 07:56:39

“I liked the fashion articles. Eunice was doing her thing.”

pgurlatl on Mar 5, 2011 at 20:41:33

“I agree. I still subscribe to Essence but read them online and have them on my Facebook.

If you look through Google books and read Ebony articles pre-1990's, the articles were much better.”
Utah Immigration Law Approved By State Lawmakers

Utah Immigration Law Approved By State Lawmakers

Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 15:00:24 in Politics

“Utah...another US State that I will not be visiting.”

Robearbeach on Mar 5, 2011 at 16:26:39

“Good”
George Will: Huckabee, Gingrich Delusional For 2012, Diminishing GOP

George Will: Huckabee, Gingrich Delusional For 2012, Diminishing GOP

Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 14:59:19 in Politics

“Never thought I'd agree with George Will and I don't agree 100% this time....because Huckabee & Gingrich are certainly delusional but the GOP has been diminishing itself for the past 40 years.”
John Boehner: Social Security, Medicare Must Be Curbed

John Boehner: Social Security, Medicare Must Be Curbed

Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 09:41:28 in Politics

“Oh John...the people are starting to understand just how big the problem is...so the people would really like you to start cutting those entitlements to the rich. Please make sure that you renounce those tax cuts that you blackmailed the Democrats to get for your buddies.”
Moderate Dems Form Group To Cut Spending

Moderate Dems Form Group To Cut Spending

Commented Mar 3, 2011 at 12:54:49 in Politics

“It would be more helpful if they formed a group to "GROW REVENUE". Why is it so difficult for the Democrats to understand that growing revenue creates jobs...not spending cuts!”

mcartri on Mar 3, 2011 at 13:19:55

“They aren't Democrats. Just as the GOP is no longer a political party. These are groups of corporate owned thugs, passing laws to make their stealing "legal". Just as George W. Bush got his hand sock puppet lawyers to say he could torture "legally". We are no longer a democracy. Welcome to a plantation called Plutocracy...”

Pinchy on Mar 3, 2011 at 12:56:52

“Raising taxes does create jobs. We give all our money to the government and then they invent jobs to pay us for. It's called "we pretend to work, they pretend to pay us".”

Shaun Hensley on Mar 3, 2011 at 12:56:34

“They've partaken of the trickle-down, free-trade kool-aide.”
ABC News' 'Made In America' Series Focuses On Boosting Amount Of American-Made Goods

ABC News' 'Made In America' Series Focuses On Boosting Amount Of American-Made Goods

Commented Mar 2, 2011 at 17:10:57 in Media

“The American public's never ending thirst for the Wal-Mart mantra "Always low prices, always" combined with the corporate mindset of "profit-at-any-cost" has led to an environment where "Made in America" is a nearly impossible concept. Corporations refuse to invest in the future, cut corners and outsource jobs in an attempt to save a few pennies while our own Government (State, Local & Federal) cut spending on education while handing out tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy. Why is anyone surprised that we are in a financial crisis--we don't make anything except consumers. America continues to cut its own throat by our actions and our votes. The 2010 mid-terms largely rewarded the party of deregulation and corporate toadyism and despite the protests in Wisconsin it appears we still haven't learned from our mistakes. We need to start asking how to "grow revenue" not "cut spending". Revenue initiatives will create jobs, spending cuts just hurt the poor and the struggling.”

Rose Inverso on Mar 11, 2011 at 11:03:54

“So, nicely said”
Fox News Suspends Contracts Of Newt Gingrich And Rick Santorum

Fox News Suspends Contracts Of Newt Gingrich And Rick Santorum

Commented Mar 2, 2011 at 12:39:27 in Media

“Newt & Rick will be on the network more than ever before! This ploy is yet another attempt to show FOX as an "impartial--fair & balanced" news source and unfortunately the rest of the media will play right into their hands. Now that Newt & Rick have had their contracts suspended they will be free to be "interviewed" by all the other networks who will give their candidacies credibility.”

tiredoldsteelworker on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:44:02

“Your poster name points out the obvious, good job.”
Las Vegas Author Matt O'Brien Exposes Plight Of Underground Homeless

Las Vegas Author Matt O'Brien Exposes Plight Of Underground Homeless

Commented Mar 1, 2011 at 13:44:55 in Impact

“The fact that you refer to the homeless as "those" people is more telling that anything else you wrote.”

D Moon on Mar 1, 2011 at 13:49:48

“And the fact he linked to an article crying about Obama spending his OWN MONEY on flying out a chef to cook for him.

If PIL is not going to harp on people for how they choose to live their own personal life not quite sure why he would do the same when it involves someone elses PERSONAL money.”
Jan Brewer: 'Government A Necessary Evil' (VIDEO)

Jan Brewer: 'Government A Necessary Evil' (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 28, 2011 at 12:04:42 in Politics

“What is truly perplexing about this statement is that she was allowed to spew such insanity without anyone calling her out on the hypocrisy of it! I am so sick of the media allowing these governors and pundits to make outrageous statements without any challenge whatsoever. No wonder this Country is disintegrating before our very eyes.”
John Boehner: Planned Parenthood War Is One We Want To Win (VIDEO)

John Boehner: Planned Parenthood War Is One We Want To Win (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 28, 2011 at 11:44:37 in Politics

“F & F!!! Perhaps John should change his title from Speaker of the House to Father Boehner...he seems to want a religious role.”

Godfearing on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:07:32

“Boehner's tobbacco buddies have killed millions and yet he is worried about women?
I guess he figures we need more smokers! F&F”
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