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Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 09:19:18 in Politics

“So... documents of unknown authorship and authenticity are being made public by unknown persons with unknown agendas. Forgive me for not jumping to conclusions. That said, I will watch the story closely, hoping that it will be debunked.”
Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:31:20 in Business

“Hey laziest Congress in history! Where are those "Jobs, jobs, jobs!" that you promised? Where is a single jobs bill?”

Sophie71 on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:05:19

“Sitting on Harry Reid's desk bozo.”

Sean Cash on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:56:28

“So when the democrats control the house and senate its the GOPs fault

When the gop only controls the house... its the gops fault..

Got to love lieftist logic...

We can only get stuff done if we run everything... just look at detroit!!!”

jaimhaas on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:55:25

“we get the govt we deserve and for decades now we ain't deserved much I guess”

Sinister66 on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:50:04

“Sitting in the senate under Reid's desk.”

wickedwiggy on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:46:54

“They were buried with the shovel ready jobs from Ob_a_ma.”

art1094 on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:44:11

“Why werent you asking that for Obama's first two years when all he did was stick us with the largest middle class tax in history...The Obamacare law. Todays numbers barely keep up with those new people entering the workforce, they dont count those dropping out or simply running out of benefits... Maybe next time the democrats will elect someone with a clue that has held a real job or run something larger than a lemonade stand”

AmericanKim on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:39:49

“Since when did Congress start creating jobs?...I alway thought the private sector and the free market created jobs.”

MrStat1 on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:38:14

“Ask Harry Reid. They have sitting in the Senate for years.”
November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:18:05 in Business

“I was out of work all summer and fall, and just found a new job. It only pays about 60% as much as the one I lost, but I'm very grateful for it.

In 2008 the country was bleeding 700,000 jobs a month and the economy was in freefall. Whe have made a huge turn-around, despite a stimulus that was too small, a bailout that was too big, and the lack of a single jobs bill from the Republican House. Does anyone remember the slogan "Jobs, jobs, jobs!" slogan that got them elected? I do.

Our economy was driven into the ditch, but President Obama has led us back onto the road, and without any help from the elephants.”

jnratliff on Dec 6, 2013 at 17:09:32

“F & F”

noteabags on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:26:29

“I agree. I have a master's degree in computer science and 20 years of experience in IT. I lost my job in 2008 when the republicans were passing out tax breaks for companies outsourcing to India. I am currently gainfully employed.”

realmystical on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:25:05

“Happy for you that you have found something.”

satyrday on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:23:45

“Use this job to get back up to where you were (with a new job), and then add to it again. You have a lot more leverage, time and choices, when you're employed.

That's the only way to get ahead these days. I've been in the same boat.”

Hooponopono on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:21:33

“"without any help" would have been a huge improvement over the GOPs unrelenting effort to sabotage our economic recovery.”

CommentSense on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:20:40

“Good post. Congratulations on at least finding employment and hoping in 2014 you find greater success.”
John Boehner Says The GOP Should Be More 'Sensitive' To Women, Support Gay Candidates

John Boehner Says The GOP Should Be More 'Sensitive' To Women, Support Gay Candidates

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 13:28:32 in Politics

“Yes, most congresswomen are Democrats. That's because Democrats run and actively support women as candidates. The GOP's training focuses on how to defeat Democratic opponents who are female. That will have little effect on his factual observation, nor will it make the party any more sensitive to women. Only changes in their policies would accomplish that.”
Is This What You Want? Author Of Viral Poverty Piece Takes Out Teeth To Prove Her Story

Is This What You Want? Author Of Viral Poverty Piece Takes Out Teeth To Prove Her Story

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:48:37 in Politics

“I agree that it's good to live below your means. I rent and drive a very modest car. I'm not a miser, just careful. I'm fortunate that I had a job that allowed me to save, even if it almost wasn't enough. Not everybody is that lucky. I'm also fortunate that a second bad thing didn't happen while I was struggling - a car accident or infected tooth could have been devistaing.”
Is This What You Want? Author Of Viral Poverty Piece Takes Out Teeth To Prove Her Story

Is This What You Want? Author Of Viral Poverty Piece Takes Out Teeth To Prove Her Story

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 16:23:26 in Politics

“How many of us are a pink slip and a few months away from povery? Most, though we don't want to think about it. I had a great job, health benefits, was able to pay off all my credit cards and put some money by. Then I got sick. Six months later I had no cushion, no credit, and couldn't afford my next COBRA payment. Despite the unemployment insurance (that I earned and paid for while working) , despite cutting back on even the little things, I was out of cash and at my credit limits. I was lucky - I found a new job, finally - lower pay, but with benefits. It will still take a couple years to get back to where I was Assuming nothing bad happens..”

tricked by bush on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:24:09

“I am so happy for you and I hope you are well now. Good luck.”

notamused1001 on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:51:46

“I'm sorry that happened to you. However, the American savings rate has fallen tremendously for the past 50 years. You mentioned that you had put a little money away. Most financial experts think you should be saving at least 9 months expenses before purchasing anything you don't need.

And, many Americans find themselves buying houses that are larger than necessary, cars that cost more than they should, and clothes that are more expensive than need be, just because they have the money at the moment. However, unless you have enough money to survive for a time while unemployed, one shouldn't spend like the "good times" will never end.”
Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling By Judge Steven Rhodes Gives City Chapter 9 Protection

Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling By Judge Steven Rhodes Gives City Chapter 9 Protection

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 17:21:30 in Business

“Maybe socialism isnt't the problem with Detroit.

Sweden seems like a nice place with a healthy economy. People pay high taxes and expect excellent government services in return, and it works for them. They work hard, prosper, and take care of each other.

Of course it's different there - they've never had race riots or white flight. They don't have NAFTA or the crushing income disparity that Michigan does.

Detroit has lots and lots of problems with lots and lots of causes, but it is first and foremost a capitalist city, with all of the best and worst it brings.”
Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling By Judge Steven Rhodes Gives City Chapter 9 Protection

Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling By Judge Steven Rhodes Gives City Chapter 9 Protection

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 16:57:38 in Business

“Detroit's wounds are deep and many. Some are self-inflicted, others are from factors far beyond the resident's control. Most of its residents have suffered over the last 60 years, and the suffering will probably get worse while these desperate measures proceed.

Detroit is not a political point to be made - kleptocracy is rampant in our country and knows no party. It is a festering wound that needs to be healed and rehabilitated. Rehabilitation is very, very hard, expensive work, but it needs to be done.

Michigan, as a state, has to pony up and help with resources. Grand Rapids, Traverse City and the rest have a stake in what happens. It's not a matter of whether the city deserves help or not; if not made whole,Detroit will continue to drag the state down with it.”

El Chingaso on Dec 3, 2013 at 17:01:26

“Many people choose to suffer, via their negative thoughts and very poor behaviors.

Nevertheless, cue to the violin.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 13:36:43 in Politics

“I don't agree with Hobby Lobby and will not shop there. I don't like Walmart's practices and will not shop there. I do not support the Koch's political agenda and will not buy their products (Dixie cups, Quilted Northern, etc.). I don't like what the big banks did to our economy, so I moved my business to a Credit Union. Similarly, I would not work for an employer I ahored.

Do your homework and then act. If we don't like an employer's practices, policies, or politics, we can - and must - use our financial power to starve out the bad actors and support responsible companies. My contribution is just a drop of water, but with enough drops of water you can carve the Grand Canyon.”

lac365 on Nov 26, 2013 at 13:39:28

“Yesssssssss!!!! (same here)”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 13:23:43 in Politics

“That's a pretty broad brush. A vast number of us are on your side!”
Bank Profits Down Because Of Unnamed Institution's Legal Costs

Bank Profits Down Because Of Unnamed Institution's Legal Costs

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 13:11:23 in Business

“Dear JPM executives, I think I speak for all of us when I say "We're feeling your pain."”

Bozodaclown on Nov 30, 2013 at 19:48:55

“LOL”
Families Reveal The Gun Tragedies That Cost Them Dearly (VIDEO)

Families Reveal The Gun Tragedies That Cost Them Dearly (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 22:24:36 in Politics

“Let me guess: "Guns don't kill children; children kill children."?”
How To Defend Immigration Reform To Your Friends, In 2 Charts

How To Defend Immigration Reform To Your Friends, In 2 Charts

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 16:16:16 in Business

“I suppose that is a factual statement, but I pray we would never implement such a racist and un-American policy.”
How To Defend Immigration Reform To Your Friends, In 2 Charts

How To Defend Immigration Reform To Your Friends, In 2 Charts

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 16:13:28 in Business

“You were? I'm told I was a romantic ski trip.”
Senate Conservatives Action Goes On The Air Against Mitch McConnell

Senate Conservatives Action Goes On The Air Against Mitch McConnell

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 03:05:29 in Politics

“I think that anyone calling these folks "conservative" needs a dictionary. When you're done with that entry, skip ahead to "reactionary" and see which fits.”

buckaroo bansai on Oct 30, 2013 at 04:39:25

“" Traitor " fits.”
Senate Conservatives Action Goes On The Air Against Mitch McConnell

Senate Conservatives Action Goes On The Air Against Mitch McConnell

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 03:02:20 in Politics

“"What's good for the company"? That's a heck of a Freudian slip!”
Support For Death Penalty Falls To 40-Year Low: Poll

Support For Death Penalty Falls To 40-Year Low: Poll

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 02:53:07 in Politics

“Do some criminals deserve to die? Probably. That said, the death penalty is a fiasco. It's slow, expensive, unfair and prone to uncorrectable errors. Just like the rest of our system of justice. As an added bonus, it makes us less civilized than most other developed nations. All that might be tolerable if it worked as a deterrent, but it doesn't even do that. It's a useless burden to our country.”

NotArchieBunker on Oct 30, 2013 at 03:19:44

“It does work as a deterrent on the person we actually put to death, but that is it. It makes no sense and actually makes us less sensitive to the value of life. It is a failed policy and the sooner we realize that, the better we will all be. Thank you for your post because you said it better than I did, but I wanted to weigh in.”

terrjudy on Oct 30, 2013 at 03:02:33

“It's vengeance, not punishment!”
How To Defend Immigration Reform To Your Friends, In 2 Charts

How To Defend Immigration Reform To Your Friends, In 2 Charts

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 02:38:44 in Business

“Whites are no longer a majority in America, and will never be a majority again. That's not a good or a bad thing, just inevitable. The power that they hold today will dissolve in a generation or two. If another group uses the ballot box effectively, it could be much sooner.”

southern cracker on Oct 30, 2013 at 10:56:07

“UngleFungus if your correct in a generation or two this will no longer be America,been to Miami lately?”

Robert1344 on Oct 30, 2013 at 09:21:25

“I was a policy decision made in 1965.”

Peter007 on Oct 30, 2013 at 09:06:50

“Whites could become or maintain their majority if the immigration rules were changed to allow more people from white countries and less people from brown and black countries.”
Barneys And Macy's Racial Discrimination Cases Stir Talk Of 'Shopping While Black'

Barneys And Macy's Racial Discrimination Cases Stir Talk Of 'Shopping While Black'

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 02:18:33 in Black Voices

“I always appreciate it when a merchant asks to see my identification. If the person holding card isn't me, I would rather the transaction be blocked.”

Aryeh Melaris on Nov 1, 2013 at 11:51:24

“trouble is, these folks are getting arrested even when they present id.”
Barneys And Macy's Racial Discrimination Cases Stir Talk Of 'Shopping While Black'

Barneys And Macy's Racial Discrimination Cases Stir Talk Of 'Shopping While Black'

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 02:15:04 in Black Voices

“I suppose if you are familiar with the online vendor and deem them to be of good character. Personally, I prefer to shop at local stores - regardless of race. Money is power, and I like to get to know the people my money supports. If they offer good service and treat their employees well I am willing to spend more than I would at Walmart or Macy's.”

2000Free on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:47:24

“I agree that I am not supporting the store employees when I shop on line and I am not proud of that. I worked in retail all through my college years and my first job out of college was a co-manager of a Victoria's Secret. But shopping on line is so much easier and convenient.”
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Says More Employers Need To Follow Costco's Example

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Says More Employers Need To Follow Costco's Example

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 23:08:28 in Politics

“If everyone who disagreed with Walmart's business model and politics stopped shopping there, the beast would starve. Where you spend your money has real power.”

BonnieDoon on Oct 30, 2013 at 00:14:05

“I have never been inside of a Walmart.

I refuse to give them one red cent. I have no respect for the way they essentially blackmail major manufacturers to get the lowest price and then pay their employees so poorly.”

bigmaddy on Oct 29, 2013 at 23:30:22

“I live close to a Wal-Mart have never been inside of the store.”

Tom S Cedar Mill on Oct 29, 2013 at 23:27:38

“Walmart shoppers aren't the ones who think about stuff like business models. They just want cheap stuff.”
Plum Alley Introduces New Crowdfunding Service -- For Women Only

Plum Alley Introduces New Crowdfunding Service -- For Women Only

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 15:17:47 in Women

“I would not presume to say what women should or should not feel.”

merlin57 on Oct 29, 2013 at 16:37:43

“But it is apparently OK for you to presume what men commenting here should or should not feel. Got it. Thanx.”

bfh24788 on Oct 29, 2013 at 15:34:17

“Nor should presume such things about real men.”
Plum Alley Introduces New Crowdfunding Service -- For Women Only

Plum Alley Introduces New Crowdfunding Service -- For Women Only

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 14:39:34 in Women

“To my fellow males leaving negative comments: Real men aren't afraid of women helping each other.”

Richard Wilcox on Oct 29, 2013 at 18:32:41

“Real men should also not be discriminated against based on gender either.”

Pointblankchris on Oct 29, 2013 at 17:12:25

“I remember in the past there was some great injustice where a group excluded another for some reason. It lead to a movement.”

hp blogger Monique Svazlian, CPCC on Oct 29, 2013 at 16:11:25

“I wish I could "Like" your comment. Thanks for understanding the whole point and supporting it! It truly means a lot.”

merlin57 on Oct 29, 2013 at 14:49:48

“To internet white knights ... real women should not be afraid of competing directly with men since they are, you know, equal and all of that.”
Support For Legalizing Marijuana Grows To Highest Point Ever In Gallup Poll

Support For Legalizing Marijuana Grows To Highest Point Ever In Gallup Poll

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 17:22:17 in Politics

“Then again, I can envision a bumper sticker: "Pay down the debt - toke more!"”
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