“We're about to reach the point where the takers outnumber the makers.
America needs to go back to traditional values - an action that is guaranteed to lift people out of poverty.”
herdingcats2012 on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:39:04
“If Romney believed his policies would work to "right the economy" he wouldn't be concerned about solving the GOP defined "dependency" issues. Those would be "self correcting" as good paying, livable wage jobs are created.
But, here he is--fighting this fight because he KNOWS his policies will not result in middle class, livable wage job creation. What he's afraid of is the jobs he expects to be created in his NEW economy will not pay more than what people are receiving from Welfare assistance.
Like WalMart employees who don't earn enough to live on and rely on food stamps to survive--food stamps that in all likelihood end up being "spent" at WalMart stores.
From what I can see--Romney plans on building an economy "built to exploit"--people. No matter where they live.”
deepthicket on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:37:05
“IQs don't have percentages. Yours is just ;plain 53, not 53%.”
klo on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:36:57
Let's start with those who get the biggest tax breaks and gov't handouts.
Not in # of individuals in the class. But in the amount of the tax break or assistance.
Lets start with any org that is showing a net income before taxes has to pay their taxes on the net income as calculed after depreciation and R&D.
Then any org that is showing a net income before taxes and can be shown to have benefits being paid by the gov't for their employees such as food stamps, sec 8, heap, and medicaid will have those costs added to their tax liability so that they are repaying the gov't for the benefits Uncle Sam had to cover for their under paid employees. We'll exclude SS benefits or medicare since those folks are eligible to receive but just working in their twilight years.
Let's start there and see how much is available.”
ScarlettMocha on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:33:26
“Define "traditional values". Whose traditional values? You know we have a significant percentage of Muslims, Mormons, Christians and Buddish. Whose traditional values r u suggesting we get back to? R u referring to white American traditional values of lynching, segregation and hatred? What about separate and unequal schools? What traditional values do you want us to get back to? Exlain yourself - I dare you!”
Stanwyck on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:30:34
“Oh, good grief. What ARE those traditional values? Lack of equal rights for women, minorities? Child labor? Religion in the public schools? No labor laws? You're about as specific as Romney. "America needs to go back to traditional values" - totally meaningless. "An action that is guaranteed to lift people out of poverty" - what action? Meanwhile, Romney is a venture capitalist who has shut down American companies and outsourced jobs to other countries. You are making no sense whatsoever. Turn off the talk radio. Read.”
regalchevas on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:29:30
“3 words: Up the dosage.”
CardinalFang on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:29:10
“60% of that 47% pay payroll taxes. The average rate is 15.3% which means more than half of these "takers" pay a higher percentage than Romney!”
KenGirl on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:28:52
“I am the 53%......and will be voting with the 47% for..
Protoflake on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:28:21
“Like the New Deal?”
Bogey907 on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:28:20
“The takers are the 1%.”
tenderperennial on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:27:35
“I agree. But Romney and his vulture capitalist buddies are the biggest takers of all.”
gaydood on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:27:04
“OBAMA 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TAX THE RICH, CLEAN UP W'S GIGANTIC MESSS NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Lower quality teachers wouldn't exist in a free market system.
Since you missed the point of my post, I take it you were educated in a public school system?”
nightwind928 on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:08:52
“The teachers striking are in a public school system. There are a lot of teachers that aren't in unions in many states..and the educational scores and graduation rates in those schools reflect that. And yes I was educated in a public school system like most Americans and proud of it. Many of the greatest Americans in the history of our country were educated in the public school system. Many of the snobby kids who were children of wealth and privilege, who went to private schools, thought they were entitled to everything as a gift in life and when that didn't prove to be so, became failures. So your point is moot.”
“IN a free market system, these "teachers" would have easily been replaced, and at a cheaper price too.”
nightwind928 on Sep 16, 2012 at 23:07:16
“Then you would have bellyached because of the decline of the education Little Johnny and Suzie were getting with these lower quality teachers. See you can't have it both ways. Either your willing to pay for good quality or your o k with sub standard made products and services. That's the entire dilemma in America today. Everyone thinks they can travel through life in "First Class" but only pay for a cheap economy ticket. It's a fairy tale and those propagating it as a possibility are liars.”
kostamagas on Sep 16, 2012 at 23:06:21
“Schools woud be even worse if they ran like that.”
Jinni on Sep 16, 2012 at 23:04:15
“How is that philosophy working out in texas?”
Devil Dog 40 on Sep 16, 2012 at 23:03:02
“yes, because we want our education to be a cheap as our appliances from China and the same quality.”
MuchMadness on Sep 16, 2012 at 23:00:48
“We'll see. I don't think there are a lot of people who want to move to inner city Chicago, especially the high crime areas. If you're saying that the teachers that Chicago has now are not good enough, that may be because the jobs and the working conditions are not attractive enough to get better teachers.”
BernardProfitendieu on Sep 16, 2012 at 22:55:24
“free market meaning labor not free to bargain collectively, right, sweetie? funny how "free" includes you but not labor”
“Someone DOES have to do the work and the ones who do the most work are the middle class and the women of this country. Not you multi millionare wannabes who don't care about women. Your guy here had a 10 point lead before he shot off his unintelligent mouth. Now he is down 10 points. How much thought have you put into this candidate who has been denounced by every Republican nationally and in Missouri?”
BraineyRubble on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:47:37
“Your ignorance of how a woman's body actually works is duly noted.
“I have dated leftist women, and they, like all women, want security. So as long as the man can provide security, his politics won't matter.
Why do you think most single women vote for Democrats? Because they rely on the State for security.”
GotAClueDoYou on Sep 30, 2012 at 17:31:22
“I know lots of women that have never relied on "the state" or men for that matter... What most of them seem to want is to be able to make a decent wage for their work, to be treated fairly in the workplace and in society and to be able to control their own lives and bodies.”
Niasia on Sep 12, 2012 at 13:37:02
“"Why do you think most single women vote for Democrats? Because they rely on the State for security."
Well I do vote Dem and I am single but the last time I checked I get a paycheck that pays my bills.”
debateisgreat on Sep 12, 2012 at 13:29:48
“Your opinion of single women is sad. I hope you don't have children, esp. daughters. And if you do, I hope you let them have aspirations, more than just being someone's wife.”
sixties chick on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:53:17
“You have just trashed all women and it's good that you're anonymous because no woman in her right mind would want to date you.”
“Come on Old Sport lets not let a little detail stop the United States from being a power house in the textile manufacturing like we were in the 19th Century. Andrew Carnegie made his fortunes among others working kids to death. Isn't that what the 1% would like to see?”
“Minimum wage laws have kept the youth unemployed. Before minimum wage laws were enacted, Blacks actually had a lower unemployment rate than any other race. Now, they have the highest.”
Czechster on Jul 6, 2012 at 20:38:24
“Well lets start hiring twelve year olds and pay them a buck and hour. We could have them running farm equipment and house them in camps. The girls could work as maids and nanny's for the 1% at a buck and hour. Sure we could find a job for older workers with college degrees working for $5/hour in accounting and engineering. I am sure they would he happy to provide their own computer, phones, and office equipment.
Now how is it all those Federal workers who come close to a six figure incomes and yet the GOPers have not said a thing? Let’s reduce their salary to $5/hour and review their worth in a year. I am sure they would love to find their own healthcare insurance since it is such a bargain. Hey we have the best healthcare in the world don't we GOPers. Now lets talk about the MIC. Where do we start.”
Limpbaugh on Jul 6, 2012 at 20:23:52
“That's the GOP solution. Get rid of the minimum wage and the jobs will come back when our wages go below those in Bangladesh.”
macrophone on Jul 6, 2012 at 20:16:22
“Everyone is aware of that. You don't see democrats calling for hikes to the minimum wage do you?”
“Most people don't identify as feminists. Maybe because most mainstream feminist values are destructive. Try again.”
Sandy78 on Jul 6, 2012 at 18:12:34
“Oh, here we go! Destructive how? To whom?
What part of your anatomy did you pull this out of? What makes you even think any "destructive" values are shared by every feminist across the globe? Show me where it says that most women don't identify as feminists, because my experience has been the opposite. Even if a few of them don't necessarily think they are, guaranteed most of them are. Feminists want equality. That's it. As with any political ideology or movement, there are extremists, but they are hardly in the majority. How is equality destructive? You seem to want to revert back to a golden age that only exists in your head.
Perhaps you should try again. ”