“The need to end courses in reading and writing English as well - completely useless skills for the average Texan - they don't need to read to know what a six pack of beer is or fill out a form that requires and X in a box
“The elimination of the draft was a solution to perpetual war - we stopped the Vietnam War - hell no we wont go - and they were afraid the next war for profit would be blocked so they eliminated the protest
Only 1% of the USA is affected by the current system - there would be no war with a Draft - it is criminal what they do to these people - bring back the Draft!”
“"Ryan has suggested ideas like requiring wealthier Medicare beneficiaries to pay higher premiums and curbing the explosive growth of the military's Tricare health program"
if the republicans didn't create Wars for Profit the Military Health Program wouldn't be a problem
Medicare is not an entitlement it is about survival for all these people - Farm subsidies are an entitlement / depletion is an entitlement / congress is an entitlement
we don't need no stinkin budget...... Ryan - go and waste your time with Romney”
Eenkling on Nov 13, 2013 at 20:38:28
“What Ryan DOESN'T understand is that if the military health program and other benefits that the military provides were lowered or non existent, we would have been forced to DRAFT soldiers for Bush's failed wars. So few would've volunteered. Of course, when a country is wallowing in a homeless and jobless environment, (which this government and the banks orchestrated...), it is easier to get volunteers.”
prodemlib on Nov 13, 2013 at 20:31:40
“Tri-Care also covers families of military personnel, many of whom make ends meet with SNAP and some welfare benefits, as well as retirees. Eliminating it would put MORE people on Medicaid and Medicare. It would simply shift the costs. And since Paulie is heck bent on eliminating or privatizing Medicare/Medicaid, his move is just another one of his heartless attacks on the poor, and those who can least afford it”
“welfare and entitlements for the wealthy is what our military is ultimately protecting.
They sacrifice their health and their lives so other more fortunate "citizens" can pay politicians for gratuities and favors.
I'm sure their is something in the bible that they can use to rationalize all this.”
kevinowski on Nov 11, 2013 at 21:40:45
“And the "protectors" get paid ef'n peanuts for their service!!! The intent of the GOTP is sooooo obvious yet the media is sooooo not telling the REAL story!!!! WDF does it take to bring the truth to light?? Like I've said before..."GOODGAWDALMIGHTYDAMN"!!!!!!!!!!!!”
DrinkerOfTheRye on Nov 11, 2013 at 21:39:23
“My guess is that these subsidies would continue regardless of or soldiers, in combat or not.”
“look the SSI insured were promised an annuity - the congress has the power to raise the rate and the income subject to the tax anytime - infinite flexibility within these parameters - to deliver the annuity - there is no such thing as a Ponzi scheme if you control the revenue system - the fact is the Fund is solvent always has been - always will - demographics change and will revert in fifty years after the baby boom moves on - it was known in 1965 when they would turn 65 so there was never a misrepresentation - propagandists use silly words to scare low information people
focus on the war business - that is completely useless from 1947 until today - and you will find the answer to any money that is needed for anything”
“People give money with a promise of receiving more then their original investment at a future date. The money being paid back to the 1st investors comes from the cash generated by new investors and not from a growth in the assets.
That model can not continue unless there is a growth in new investors or participants.
The promise that investors will get a return on their investment is a fraud because the money contributed is not invested and it generates no return.”
“The FBI began warning of an “epidemic” of mortgage fraud in its congressional testimony in September 2004. It also reports that 80% of mortgage fraud losses come when lender personnel are involved in the fraud. (The other 20% of the fraud would have been impossible had these fraudulent lenders not suborned their underwriting systems and their internal and external controls in order to maximize their growth of bad loans.)”
“Feinstein is the epicenter of the problem - she is destroying the technology franchise that California has had for 50 years 0no one trusts US companies not to collaborate with the NSA - she needs to go the sooner the better - recall her!
“Obama has made a complete fool of himself each time endlessly he claims he didn't know - he knew about all the NSA did and approved it - same for Obamacare web site - they had to test it long before opening date and gave him the news
he has NO credibility - he is merely a mouthpiece for a teleprompter”
“this country is a serious mess - the confederacy hasn't changed in 150 years - its time for secession - lets get it over with - there is nothing about these people that is redeeming or valuable on a national basis - we can buy energy from Canada and food from everywhere - lets be done with this once and for all of time !”
gungavin on Oct 23, 2013 at 13:50:18
“there is nothing about these people that is redeeming or valuable on a national basis
That one line, alone, says all that needs to be said. Thanks, muchly !”
the Gaul on Oct 23, 2013 at 13:37:37
“The preservation of the Union by Abraham Lincoln was a mistake.”