“The least they could have done is to go to a Black retirement home, mislead the residents into believing they would be hearing people dealing with retirement issues and pay each one $150.00. They have done this before, so it would not have been too difficult to do it again.”
“That's why I have such trouble voting Republican eve at times when the Democratic candidate had much less experience etc. Republicans are extremely selfish and clannish, and not worthy of leadership.”
“Good move by those who want to get some gun-free space for the majority.
I recall in the 1970's when I went to restaurants I would loudly questioned whether they allowed smoking. At first the looks of most customers would say "we need to smoke". Restaurant owners started putting non-smoking client next to the toilets, but soon the groups were switched then we began to get a few restaurants which would outright ban smoking. Those restaurants got increase in patronage and put enormous pressure on all restaurants to do the same.
90% of Americans oppose gun toting in our streets, schools and other places where civilized people gather. So we can put the pressure and to get guns banned just as cigarettes are now banned.”
phoenix182 on Dec 5, 2013 at 09:33:10
“Actually you're dead wrong on your last bit. For instance:
Zogby 2009 Aug 4 poll - 83% support concealed carry
Gallup Oct 2013 - 74% support individual handgun possession
There are dozens of other examples, all showing at least equal, if not significantly higher support for concealed carry.”
wyb on Dec 5, 2013 at 09:25:55
“The classic on an airliner is the cigarette caused fire in the toilet, started by an addict. In many ways, this behavior has gone from the mainstream in the past to presently the confines of the outhouse, literally and figuratively.”
Jaseman on Dec 5, 2013 at 09:04:20
“"90% of Americans oppose gun toting in our streets" That's why NYC has a stop and frisk policy.”
“Several years ago I signed up for new insurance, then soon after needed to use it. I was told by the hospital there was no evidence that I signed up. So first, this is nothing new and not solely related to Obamacare. I got treated but was told I would have to pay privately. A few days later I sent a copy of my cancelled check to the insurance company and the finally agreed it was their error. So send a copy of your payment to the insurance company and look back on this as just noise.
Personally, I think they were trying to avoid my bill.”
wombat10 on Dec 5, 2013 at 08:52:28
“Understand that liberals would champion that idea that it's up to them to take these extra steps - save copies of checks, contact the insurers, etc. That's what I'm hearing from the pro-Obamacare crowd. Surprise, I too think it's the responsibility of us to be grownups and follow up. How come then it's just too darn hard to get an id to identify yourself to vote. You want these people to take initiative here but when it comes to voting gosh it's just too darn hard to expect anybody to step up. Maybe it's too darn hard to follow up for insurance too and then you would be suggesting we suppress people's ability to obtain insurance.”
“What part of the following is hard for you to understand -
From CBO LT Budget Outlook, August 2013
"However, budget deficits would gradually rise again under current law, CBO projects, mainly because of increasing interest costs and growing spending for Social
Security and the government’s major health care programs (Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and subsidies to be provided through health insurance exchanges)"
More from the same report - "In addition, the pressures of an aging population, rising health care costs, and an expansion of federal subsidies for health insurance would cause spending for some of the largest federal programs to increase relative to
Finally - "Nonetheless, CBO’s analysis shows that under a wide range of possible assumptions about some key factors that influence federal spending and revenues,
the budget is on an unsustainable path"
How about you actually read what the CBO (or any source) says before you decide to weigh in”
“Where IS your evidence. All evidence shows that Obamacare is already bending the cost curve that was always inverted until now. Now there is competition. And there will be more later when we ad a public option.”
“ONE THING: I hope that these local organizations which help people sign up for Obamacare insist that those they help register to vote and regularly vote. This is to ensure they are able to keep their healthcare in years to come. Let those who sign up know that they cannot just sign up and walk away and expect to still have coverage 2 years from now.”
downunda on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:48:49
“But wouldn't it be dangerous for the country to have all those unwashed healthy people turn up to vote? Just think of it. There will surely be new systems needed to disenfranchise them. Picture ID may not be enough. Maybe a sort of 'Fox Membership Card' might work as a pre requisite to vote. How else is government going to work properly? Even Gerrymandering will become obsolete. There'll surely be chaos. We need another war and quickly too.”
jaborine on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:30:05
“biabouman41 F And F
Great! It is always the simple, no brainer stuff we forget. Permission to repeat you?
Sing up for healthcare and register to vote to keep it.”
“Have you or our EXTREME COURT ever heard of subtraction by addition. Combining people and or things does not always mean the result is additive.
But clearly corporations have no soul and pay attention to what Pope Francis said about beating down the already weak.”
nursedan2014 on Nov 27, 2013 at 15:54:29
“The already weak???
Please. When Pope Francis talks (as have all popes) about the poor, he hardly means Americans.
Looks like you've been educated, have access to a computer and television, are probably well-nourished, have a solid structure over your head at night, and are likely well-clothed. You are NOT the needy poor. Nor are 99.99% of American poor. American poor are found in the Appalachians and across the South in the deepest rural areas, where some really don't eat regularly, have few clothes, drafty shacks, and no medicine within 100 miles. That's it. And I bet those people are completely unaffected by corporations.”
“Are corporations people? Do they have a soul?
Casual observation will tell you they have no soul.
See corporations like Wal Mart and McDonald's or Monsanto to recognize how soulless they are.”
nursedan2014 on Nov 27, 2013 at 09:12:49
“See people like Fluke and Pelosi to see how soul-wasting they are. Having a soul is not the same as acting as if one has a soul.
So take all of the people out of a corporation and see how it behaves. And reread the Supreme Court decision to understand it simply says that the political action of people joined in a corporation may not be limited simply because they are joined in a corporation. And if they choose to act through that corporate body, they are still PEOPLE, acting of their own volition. Duh.”
fredpa on Nov 27, 2013 at 08:25:05
“They own one another. People aren't allowed to own people.”
DrinkerOfTheRye on Nov 27, 2013 at 08:21:23
“It's to read a belever's comments for a change on HP.”
“I live in Georgia and Kingston knows that Obamacare is becoming more popular in Georgia (as it did in Kentucky and elsewhere). So Kingston is just hedging his bet. He wants to be on the side that say "do not kill Obamacare" and this is his way of doing so before Sam Nunn's daughter wipe them out at the polls.”