“The major policies that swung the budget from a projected 10 year surplus of 5.6 trillion in 2001 to the present 10 year deficit of 6.2 trillion were republican in origin.
Today, the 400 wealthiest Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 125 million.
The GOP insists that those wealthy people use their money to create jobs. And taxing them more heavily would hurt the economy.
If that is so why was the rate of job creation in the decade after the Bush tax cuts the poorest in any decade since before WW2?
LA Times 6/26/11”
Charles Fortner on Jul 7, 2011 at 21:00:40
“I'm thinking, but I've been trying to wrap my head around this for a while. Thanks for troubling me with it again.
the wealthy do not use their money to create jobs unless they have no choice. All they want to do is make more money and insulate themselves from losing even one penny. In all fairness that's not how ALL of them feel at all. Some of them know they have more money than they'll ever be able to spend and don't really care. Yes, I do know some of them.
the rest of my opinions about the Bush era are too long and convoluted to get into here but I'll say a move away from confidence and into a national paranoia played a great role. "the second and third parts of Washington's Farewell Address pretty well sum up the rest of my opinion. Party politics taking precident over our promoting the general welfare. ;;;Having favorite and unfavorite nations, We were warned but manuevered into ignoring the warnings. Too bad.”
New Father on Jul 7, 2011 at 20:30:59
“Jobs created since "In May 2007, the Democrat-led Congress began the process of reversing six years of fiscal mismanagement and irresponsible budget cuts by passing S. Con. Res. 21"
Think negative, than bigger negative, and finally double that number.”
“It's called protecting our way of life in this country. The constitution of the United States mandates that we live by the rule of law. No one is above the law. When our forefathers created this system of government, the only caviot was the directive that future generations must be diligent in their enforcement of our laws. As such, the only question that I have is this...Was a crime commited? if so...we must do our diligence.”
“The real shame is the eight years that this country has just endured. You obviously don't realize exactly how close we have come to the abyss. Many people in this country have lost everything, including the hope that we as a society will ever recover from Republican policies of the last 25 years. My suggestion to you is to put down the Kool-Aid, turn Rush off for a few minutes and take a hard look at where we are....Don't Hate...Congratulate!”
“norri, I understand the passion that you have for your candidate. I guess I cant get my mind around what all Clinton supporters are willing to sacrifice in order to promote their candidate. Are you holding your hands over your ears with your eyes shut right now??????”
“There is no hope for us. I'm convinced of that now. Vancouver here I come. 200 years my family has lived in this country, and it's come to this....in the imortal words of your hero and mine, DICK cheney... Go F**k yourself.”
“Obviously YOU DON"T UNDERSTAND is the operative phrase here. The salient point here is what is clear to anyone with a brain. The questions ABC's so called moderators asked, and the entire direction of this "debate" had absolutely nothing to do with our economy, the occupation in Iraq, Osama Bin laden, Gas prices, the housing crisis, the assault on our constitution, torture, jobs, nuclear proliferation, global warming, dependance on foreign enregy, the crimes of the Bush administration, the corporate takeover of our media airwaves, disenfranchised voters, homeless veterans, national security, wiretapping, outing of CIA covert agents, politicization of the Justice Department, our national dept, our standing in the world, a broken education system. You idiots have had your chance....Now get the f**k outa the way.”
Gotcha2008 on Apr 17, 2008 at 22:51:17
“Unfortunately, it is you who does not understand what happened last night. The debates have covered most of the ground you mention more than once, had you been paying attention. These questions arose from the long spell between debates and primaries. No one had the chance to pin Barack Obama down on some very touchy, and he appeared to feel , irritating questions. Many people do care what he has said, who he associates with,, and what he believes in. They go right to showing the character of the man, and it wasn't pleasant, but it would have been done sometime. Words do matter, and he did not defend his own words well last night. He did not show well, and did not look Presidential. He looked like Papa Bush did looking at his watch in 1992. This could be the killer moment that is the begining of the end of Obama.”
“I've said it before and I'll say it again....Bill Press likes to tout the fact that he has not endorsed a candidate, while shilling for Hillary. How disengenuous can you get Press? Go ahead, endorse her already. I don't have a problem with that. Besides, there is no way in the world you could SUCK any more than you already do!”
“richardhead. how appropriate. Know this.....sooner or later, the day of reckoning will come for king george and his band of jolly facists. And because of his high jinks, all of you repubs will be equipped with a permanent tattoo, one that lets everyone know who all of the co-conspirators are.”
Which story are you telling? The truth or your version of the truth? Who arranged for your husband to go to Niger, you or Dick Cheney. Your husband seemed to remember the truth when he was under oath but couldn't remember the truth when he talked to the media. I'm sure when he went to Niger, he searched for that material in every bar in Niger while drinking Margaritas.
The 10 or 15 % of you people are amazing. I can't wait to read your comments after the Dems kick ass in 08.”
“What amazes me is the effectiveness of this administrations control over our once proud 4th branch of government. The media are truly lapdogs, that coo to every royal "press" release. The troll posting here today clearly shows us the by-products of Kool-Aid and O'Riley.”
“Hey morondude, you have got to be kidding. What your boy Bush has done is without precident. There is absolutely no way you can provide cover for this reptile. do us all a favor and put down the kool aid.”
“While watching this puke continue to front for PNAC and the neo-cons, I wonder what their vision for this country actually looks like. As usual, there is so so much smoke and mirrors that I don't think that they will ever tip their hand. Meanwhile, NBC (with a wink and a nod) treat this traitor like he has any credibility at all. Ladies and gentlemen, prepare the tar and feathers!”
“I am amazed that the citizenry doesn't actually feel the radical changes that have taken place in this country over the last decade and a half. Most folks go merrily on their way with their narcissistic heads in the sand, while our once great nation is hoodwinked by a bunch of thugs. Where in THE HELL did our courage of conviction go in this nation?”