“yeah we rank so far to the bottom.....we're number #1 in jobs,, we are rated #1 by CEOs as best state to do business in, we have no state income tax, we have companies moving to our state daily-run out of liberal states by high taxes & ridiculous laws....Houston vs Chicago-Houston has no murder rate...but yep we rank right at the bottom....funny you see a lot of your idiot liberals moving here but few of us Texans leavin.”
Eric Pederson on May 22, 2013 at 09:58:47
“What kind of jobs is TX #1 in, exactly? It's certainly not high paying tech or development jobs. Working on oil rigs and retail outlets does NOT count. Creating tons of low paying jobs just to say "look how many jobs we created" is disingenuous at best. I've looked at the Dept. of Education stats...most native Texans aren't even bright enough to get into their OWN universities! UT is one of the top 10 colleges in the world in some respects, a significant portion of their student body comes from other states or the world. If you want to yammer on about how awesome Texas is on jobs, you might want to make sure they are jobs worth having first.”
“Guess the simple solution never dawned on liberals, if birth control is so important pretty simple work for a company that provides it. Last I heard Hobby Lobby for example does not used forced labor-if they don't want to provide birth control that is their right, if you want birth control coverage don't work for Hobby Lobby. Problem solved.”
amlnurse on Jan 27, 2013 at 14:34:26
“actually, didn't mean to fave, I was trying to click reply... your line of thinkig is at the top of a very slippery slope... the end result could be not offering any number of coverages... and then the majority if not most businesses would do the same and people would be faced with having to take jobs that imposed limitations on their health coverage.. Maybe its against a company's religion to give cancer treatment...the suggestion is its god's will you got cancer, or that its all in his hands anyway...oh, and it just happens to save the company and insurance company [plenty of money not to provider that kind of coverage... we don't want insurance companies or businesses picking and choosing what health care should include...
and a family spacing out their births and determining when they are best able to manage a growing family is the epitome of good health decision making”
rsieam on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:46:13
“except in the case of hospitals , there are no choices in some areas.
Also the issue is public health.
what if someone decides their company wont allow tuberculosis drugs because of a religious belief?
or what if the christian scientists buy up all the hospitals in an area and refuse to allow use of medicines, only treatment of mechanical problems?
Or the Jehovah's witnesses buy up the hospitals and wont allow blood transfusions.
I suppose you think that's all fine until you get TB or if all the cancer hospitals in your area wont give you chemotherapy, or the Trauma center you get taken to by ambulance wont allow you to have a blood transfusion.”
joemondo on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:32:14
“Sorry sweetie, but there are no religious exemptions from generally applicable laws in the US.
You don't get to refuse to pay minimum wage, or social security taxes, based on your religion. You don't get to discriminate against women in hiring, based on your religion. And you don't get to refuse to meet the legal standard for health insurance.
Nov 16, 2012 at 16:55:49
“yep your chik filet one was so successful...considering most libs are welfare babies y'all are making much of dent.”
sharonbondi on Nov 27, 2012 at 10:14:21
“And most conservatives are at least white collar with trust funds for college? Give me a break. Generalities like that are like saying black and white are just opposite shades of gray. And we must be making dents somewhere for all these corporate entities to be clarifying their positions.”
Julie Ann Harmon on Nov 16, 2012 at 19:36:59
“Gee little Vicky.. thank you for offending most of our Veterans and active Duty soldiers. I thought the right was supposed to be patriotic?? Guess you just completely proved what a LIE that is huh? Got news for you honey bunny (if you are even capable of reading such big words) most of those welfare babies and poverty stricken welfare suckers come from REPUBLICAN states because they are too uneducated to even GET a job.”
Mousezilla on Nov 16, 2012 at 18:42:22
“Pretty easy to boycott a rattrap you never go to anyway. It probably helped that most Chik-Fil-A locations are in the South, where people like you really do a swell job upholding the grand tradition of the Ignorant Southerner stereotype.
Look! I can make insulting generalizations, too!”
As American As You Are on Nov 16, 2012 at 17:17:24
“"most libs are welfare babie" Whah whah whaaaaa! Biggest lie perpectuated by you and your Teaparty haters. Red States have the most welfare and that is a fact Jack!”
Nov 16, 2012 at 16:54:24
“Feel free to quit, a conservative that wants to work not mooch will take your place. But you might want to think that over, last time you libs tried to take down a conservative business(chik filet) you ended up looking fools. Hell resturants don't take food stamps anyway.”
sharonbondi on Nov 27, 2012 at 09:50:00
“Food stamps cover humanly edible food. That lets these guy out. Please find me a conservative that will work for slave wages and no benefits.”
John D Izzo Jr on Nov 17, 2012 at 11:46:16
“Why is it that most republicans that try to counter an argument or make a point can't spell for anything? It makes YOU look like a fool, no one else.”
As American As You Are on Nov 16, 2012 at 17:33:22
“Let me fill you in. Your talking points have no value. Most Americans work no matter what their political beliefs. Saying otherwise is just ignorant. But I will say and this is a FACT, most people that use government assistance are in the RED states. Have a nice day.”
NameUnknown on Nov 16, 2012 at 17:08:20
“Go for it honey. That $2 or $3 an hour job must look pretty good to you, huh?”
“Fact I am southern Baptist & have been all my life, the very day that southern Baptist are willing to overlook a serial adulterers actions are the day I will be hitting the door. It is especially stupid to do so when we have the OPTION of a true Christian that has always stood for the things we believe in including keeping it in your pants if you are married. Vote Rick Perry”
“be nice if u were smart enough to know facts. No one wants to gut medicare...if you had a brain you would know it will not be there for 30 somethings...”
ecrichert12 on Aug 30, 2011 at 20:19:12
“No one wants to reform medicare? I do. Social security? Sign me up.
Link medicare caps to price inflation (CPI) and the PV of the unfunded liability slows to a crawl.
I'm in my 20s and the fact that people aren't willing to phase in age increases for SS eligibility as the life expectancy keeps increasing (not to mention the terrible demographics) is absurd. The Simpson Bowles called for one month added to the age req every 2 years... meaning it would take 50 years to phase in a mere two years of working if you want SS coin.
Obama had a perfect chance to put pressure on republicans to do simpson bowles early this year but he waited and now no one will do it after the election. Both sides know its the framework for a real deal but we need to wait for a LEADER to step up to the plate and tell AARP and their threatening ads to shove it.
Every time you see higher prices of food, gas, or medicine, thank the government for devaluing the dollar to make you indirectly pay for the massive debt we're accumulating by not making our entitlement programs sustainable and overspending on defense. Both parties have been guilty as sin at it.”
“And All Rick Perry has to say is that I am the Governor of Texas, when 80% of the state supports a BILL & 100% of the legislature supports a bill I am not Obama, I am not going to ram MY PERSONAL agenda down their throats.....Period pretty simple. What you folks don't get is that in 2001 this Bill was EXTREMELY popular in Texas & yes a Gov like Congress, Senate & the President is suppose to listen to the people. Unless your good with how Obamacare was rammed down our throats.”
sekigahara on Aug 30, 2011 at 18:40:38
“Back in Bill Clinton's time - and even sometimes now - that was called "Governing by the Polls" and suggests a certain lack of leadership. It wasn't that long ago.
But it is strange, why is it when a Democrat legislates its tantamount to such being "rammed down our throats," never mind the procedures and votes towards such legislation being in line with the Constitution and legislative rules, but when a Republican legislates it's "strong leadership" and "getting things done for the good of the country (TM)."
- and who "rammed" the TSA "down our throats?" -
Or if such turns out to be politically problematic at a later date then such is usually blamed on the Democrats or simply forgotten? TARP, anyone?”
MovieGuy2010 on Aug 30, 2011 at 14:18:29
“"Obamacare was rammed down our throats....''
Now, just have to look for the first troll that drops ACORN or SOROS, and my morning is complete....”
“What is sad is both are right about the other's qualifications. Pawlenty left MN with a huge budget problem & did nothing to seriously reduced bloated government programs. Bachmann has been great at talking & as an attack dog but has NOT offered any valid legislation the was a solution to her rant. Governor Rick Perry has a balanced budget, a Rainy Day Fund & has pushed through multiple legislative accomplishments-no competion.”
“LOL yeah Carter was great the man who lost Iran & Obama is going to top him as the man that lost Egypt......”
Big Jake on Feb 1, 2011 at 18:47:19
“You're not giving the Iranians and Egyptians who rose up to overthrow a totalitarian government much credit. Why are you blaming America for that? America may be at fault minimally because we supported those dictators for too long. Include Nixon, Ford, Reagan and both Bush's in that support. I didn't hear them say anything when they had a chance to either???”
“Newt & I am a conservative is living in some kind of fantasy world. He can NOT seriously believe that any Conservative would vote for him. Hey Newt we are SOCIAL Conservatives to, we have not forgot all your affairs, leaving dying wive among your many other negative actions.”
Big Jake on Feb 1, 2011 at 18:33:06
“I'm glad to hear that! I don't like Newton either”
“Please show me what page of the so called bill that TORT REFORM is addressed.”
rxvette on Aug 8, 2009 at 16:25:25
“If you read my article you'll see that in my proposals I would limit medical malpractice suits. I'm not aware of any current health care reform legislation that addresses this issue. And while it is important in my own opinion I also know that it would not have an overwhelming impact by itself. It is a piece of the pie as they say. We have to enact many other ideas that I put forth as well.”
lj9283 on Aug 8, 2009 at 14:43:49
“Why should Tort reform be addressed in the Bill?
Tort Reform has had no affect in lowering Health Care Costs in Texas where it has been enacted”
eugenegerard on Aug 8, 2009 at 14:36:39
“There isn't one bill. It has three or four variations. It is in commitees.”