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Tom Coburn: 'There's No Such Thing As A Debt Ceiling'

Tom Coburn: 'There's No Such Thing As A Debt Ceiling'

Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 11:07:32 in Politics

“And this man is one of those responsible for determining whether the US will default or not - sheeshus christ!! Is ignorance of this level a requirement for a modern day GOP-er?”
Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 10:15:30 in Business

“Ignore all those fancy charts and facts - don't you know that American healthcare is the best in the world!!!!!

Private companies have a choice - improve Americans health or make more profit - which option do you think they take - making money is the American way. Obamacare is a step in the right direction but it is still a terrible system compared to what much of the rest of the world has.”

Ingarose on Oct 3, 2013 at 10:26:52

“Why is Obamacare a step in the right direction, when more people have to feed the private corporations (insurance companies and Big Pharma) through this bill? Even if cost should go down by 1% it will hardly make healthcare affordable for many.”
NSA Spied On The U.N.: Der Spiegel Report

NSA Spied On The U.N.: Der Spiegel Report

Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 13:48:37 in Politics

“The German public have better experience than you of the dangers of a government spying on its own citizens. Maybe you should get off your high horse and heed their words rather than acting as if Hitler is still in charge and that America is the still the land of the free.”
NSA Spied On The U.N.: Der Spiegel Report

NSA Spied On The U.N.: Der Spiegel Report

Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 13:46:55 in Politics

“You can't just expect peace, happiness, pizza and beer.”
NSA Spied On The U.N.: Der Spiegel Report

NSA Spied On The U.N.: Der Spiegel Report

Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 13:45:18 in Politics

“Erm if I had a few years to live than maybe I would but how can I guarantee I'll have the freedom to whinge and complain about my government in 50 years time?

The US has built a surveillance system that could (if the user so wished) be used to bribe/blackmail politicians, steal business secrets, abuse financial markets and quell any resistance to the government.

Now I don't think the government as a whole would do this, but individuals could abuse this and if the Chinese are as good at hacking as the US often suggests then how long will it be before they have hacked into it and are using the NSA's tools to spy on Americans, American companies and American politicians?”
NSA Spied On The U.N.: Der Spiegel Report

NSA Spied On The U.N.: Der Spiegel Report

Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 13:30:40 in Politics

“Hahaha - he did stop - he now has 'news'papers writing stories with the material he leaked. Snowden doesn't need to be involved anymore, apart from to ensure that journalists aren't releasing non public interest stories that he disagrees with.

Who'd av thunk that Merica had the ability to spy on anyone and everyone and a database full of everyone's communications - I thought only the Chinese played dirty games like that”

Sister Lauren on Aug 25, 2013 at 13:36:03

“Then you have not really looked at the reality of American history.”
Edward Snowden Is A 'Whistle-Blower,' Rep. Justin Amash Says

Edward Snowden Is A 'Whistle-Blower,' Rep. Justin Amash Says

Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 11:45:27 in Politics

“Cowards run and sensible people retreat”
Edward Snowden Is A 'Whistle-Blower,' Rep. Justin Amash Says

Edward Snowden Is A 'Whistle-Blower,' Rep. Justin Amash Says

Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 11:44:41 in Politics

“30 years lol - higher! Makes Snowden's choice even more understandable”
Public Know Boris, But Confuse Philip Hammond With Julian Assange

Public Know Boris, But Confuse Philip Hammond With Julian Assange

Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 18:57:44 in UK Politics

“Good question - who the hell are these people? If they are working age adults then they should be banned from living, until their bout of extreme ignorance wears off.”

Dave Thompson 451 on Jun 25, 2013 at 20:10:30

“Come on, it's not like CMD has any character to his face to make it memorable.”
Edward Snowden: I'm Not A Spy For The Chinese

Edward Snowden: I'm Not A Spy For The Chinese

Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 15:53:40 in Politics

“I wholly agree with you, and they are struggling to destroy the character of a man who is far more articulate, honest and believable than most members of Congress”
Eric Holder: NSA Leaker Will Be Punished

Eric Holder: NSA Leaker Will Be Punished

Commented Jun 14, 2013 at 14:11:38 in Politics

“'If he had thought that he was doing nothing criminal, he wouldn't have left his family, his friends and his girlfriend. If he thought that he wasn't doing anything criminal, why flee to another country and then disappear?'

Maybe he thought that what he did revealed greater criminality than his, secondly, that it was justifiable to himself given his beliefs about the rights of americans and citizens across the world, and finally because the crime of embarrassing the US led to his predicted response (i.e character assassination (which is what you are doing)) and intense pursuit of him for being the whistle-blower beginning a much-needed debate.

This debate, which was impossible to have without Edward Snowden, about what is the correct level of state surveillance to keep people safe & free should be (whatever is decided) be determined by an informed public en-masse.”
Scott Romney Considering 2014 Senate Run In Michigan: Report

Scott Romney Considering 2014 Senate Run In Michigan: Report

Commented Mar 9, 2013 at 05:23:19 in Politics

“Romney 2.0? We already had that - and 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and so on. I think Mitt got to version 23.0 by the time the election happened. Etchy-Sketchy”
Paul Krugman Tears Apart Marco Rubio's SOTU Response

Paul Krugman Tears Apart Marco Rubio's SOTU Response

Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 08:32:39 in Business

“GDP *contracted* last quarter after BILLIONS in cuts to defense spending.

Pauly K has been severely right - has more credibility in his little finger than the GOP has in its entirety and is a far superior economist to anyone you may suggest.

Yes you are right, unemployment is high - but the GOP is far more interested in deficit reduction - which will make unemployment worse (look at Europe). I don't quite get where you stand on this - do you want to solve America's problems - or do you like prefer to shout about people who look at evidence, point out hypocrisy/self interest/lies told by public officials and who get slandered by famous economists such as Brian Farms for their troubles?

Nothing is free - I hope your education was.”

brian farms on Feb 14, 2013 at 08:42:16

“Right. Because the budget is a mess. And the sequester is around the corner.

I get what you're saying though...

If you take out the bad parts of the GDP report, it would have been fine.

Good point!”
More Than Half Of Small Businesses Using Illegal Software And Risking Fraud

More Than Half Of Small Businesses Using Illegal Software And Risking Fraud

Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 17:09:51 in UK

“This looks like a placed advert, with a dodgy survey attached”
Filibuster Reform Is Top Item On 2013 Senate Agenda, Pledges Harry Reid (UPDATE)

Filibuster Reform Is Top Item On 2013 Senate Agenda, Pledges Harry Reid (UPDATE)

Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 14:40:01 in Politics

“Obama has been focused on re election said the man who's number be priority was to make Him a one term President!

Could not be more hypocritical”

Lavafalls on Jan 22, 2013 at 14:42:12

“Could not be more hypocritical?

Mcconnell filibustering himself was a close second.”
14th Amendment Option: Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To 'Just Go Do It' (VIDEO)

14th Amendment Option: Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To 'Just Go Do It' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 6, 2013 at 13:33:44 in Politics

“No, you help us!

Realise that what this author has told you is not the truth, but manufactured garbage. It sounds like straight forward commonsense but it isn't. Its deceitful, misleading and counts on the simplicity of the message in order to believe it - easy to fall for, but the fact remains it is untrue. There are better solutions to our problems.”

techBob on Jan 6, 2013 at 15:25:25

“#6”
14th Amendment Option: Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To 'Just Go Do It' (VIDEO)

14th Amendment Option: Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To 'Just Go Do It' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 6, 2013 at 13:24:23 in Politics

“The US economy is not a household.

In reality does a house pay itself? Do you raise taxes on your family members? Does daddy keep all of the money because 'he made it?' is the baby daughter a dependent welfare-scrounger? No, no, no, no.

Stop making a pointless, useless analogy and trying to sound clever by using it, it is harmful and doesn't help to solve anything.”

goleafsgo on Jan 6, 2013 at 16:12:06

“Yah got a new fan, Turnerooney!
FnF.”

Darryl Jones on Jan 6, 2013 at 14:52:49

“The US can not spend more than it brings in ad-infinity. Do you think it can?”

Justice Goodyear on Jan 6, 2013 at 14:05:24

“the analogy is exactly the same.  It is that simple although politicians would like for you to believe something else.”
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Can We Avert The Coming Debt Ceiling Crisis With A Magic Coin?

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 09:55:54 in Politics

“Responsibility involves paying debts your democratically elected congress has already allowed. Responsibility involves finding ways to cut spending without holding the US and world economy to ransom.

The deficit is the size it is due to the recession, which whilst officially over, certainly isn't gone, as a country you have not recovered to where you should be/ where you were before. Whilst unemployment is high, benefits will be high, taxes will be low, hence deficit is high - not because people are lazy scroungers - but because there are not enough jobs! Make more jobs in the short term, borrow if you need to, getting people off benefits/back paying taxes, your deficit will fall. When people are back at work start cutting spending sensibly, even welfare, and start saving for the next recession. If you get this far, be wary of a Republican president spending all that money on wars and tax breaks for the wealthy.”

Ice4you on Jan 4, 2013 at 11:38:44

“Yes we will never get our deficit down if we elect another trigger happy republican president.”

Aaron Moynahan on Jan 4, 2013 at 10:26:13

“If would be nice if the democrats when asked for a budget plan would stopped acting like eight-year-olds by claiming sticking to a plan is like being extorted and paying ransom. The recession certainly is gone since this is the state when the experts say it's gone based on evidence. As far as jobs go, we just elected the wrong guy if that were the key issue. Anyway, we in normal America just want to see a plan with budget targets, is that too much for the democrats to handle? God help us if it is.”
U.S. Fiscal Cliff Deal Leaves House Republicans Angry, Deal In Jeopardy

U.S. Fiscal Cliff Deal Leaves House Republicans Angry, Deal In Jeopardy

Commented Jan 1, 2013 at 16:09:44 in Politics

“When you combine checks and balances with a massively divided country, you get an ungovernable nation.

The most powerful nation on earth barely has a government right now, not a good thing for anybody on this planet.”
Leveson Report: Hacked Off Petition Signed By More Than 80,000 People

Leveson Report: Hacked Off Petition Signed By More Than 80,000 People

Commented Dec 30, 2012 at 22:25:47 in UK

“Hi Alan, sorry for taking so long to respond and point out your very dodgy facts.
You said: "There was a working population of some 61 million people in 2009 so 60000 disgruntled people should be ignored. I was born and bred in England"
Do you live in the same England as me because there sure has heck hasn't ever been a working population of 61m in this country. Unless you think my 90 yr old gran should still be working and that my unborn child should have started her shift at the checkout already you are a few 10s of millions out!”
Poll: Bush Tax Cuts For The Wealthy Should End

Poll: Bush Tax Cuts For The Wealthy Should End

Commented Dec 30, 2012 at 21:48:15 in Politics

“Wait a minute, if 47% of citizens don't pay tax, doesn't that mean that Republicans have done a great job in cutting peoples taxes so much that they don't pay tax!

Oh wait a minute - its only the taxes of rich people that they want to cut. If poor people have their taxes cut to zero that is bad. If Mitt Romney's tax rate is zero, we are in dreamland, Mitt will shower the people with jobs and riches.

I love the hypocrisy and the brilliant, terrific lies told by the GOP.

Worried about the deficit my AR$E”
Poll: Bush Tax Cuts For The Wealthy Should End

Poll: Bush Tax Cuts For The Wealthy Should End

Commented Dec 30, 2012 at 21:42:47 in Politics

“Roadrunner - 'take a hike' you say? Take your own advice.”
Florida's Long Lines On Election Day Discouraged 49,000 People From Voting: Report

Florida's Long Lines On Election Day Discouraged 49,000 People From Voting: Report

Commented Dec 30, 2012 at 01:47:25 in Politics

“He was banking on Mitt winning, if he had we would have heard no more about this and Mitt would have been giving him a thumbs-up.

He gambled and lost, he should pay for this despicable, act. He knew what he was doing, he thought he'd get away with it. Make sure he doesn't.”
John Boehner Fiscal Cliff Comparison Says Dem Plan Is Christmas Fantasy

John Boehner Fiscal Cliff Comparison Says Dem Plan Is Christmas Fantasy

Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 13:36:23 in Politics

“#boehneristheproblem
#gopistheproblem
#angryoldwhitemenaretheproblem”
Orly Taitz Calls For 80,000-Person White House Protest

Orly Taitz Calls For 80,000-Person White House Protest

Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 14:25:01 in Politics

“By her logic Psy could raise a billion person strong army to go torture Americans and smash tanks! (I'm not advocating!)

Somebody should let her know that 80,000 views does not equal 80,000 different people that ALL agree with her.”
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