“What he says is not "actually true" - yes, global cooling and warming is a natural cycle, but our contribution to it as changed the equation, and we better come to terms with it soon, or we're going to contribute to our own demise. The bible is a work of fiction, and these people's belief in magical thinking oughtn't have influence on public policy.”
Am I 4WHYU2C on Mar 22, 2013 at 14:08:11
“Really? So you think you can suddenly trash many many many many jobs and it won't change western civilization?
Mar 22, 2013 at 12:03:33
“Good for him, sounds as if he was ripped off. And no, it doesn't matter that Mr. Zito is rich - he does an amazing amount of charity work and gives away a lot of money, so I'm sure he has uses in mind for the cash when he wins this suit.”
“Taxes on small businesses are lower under Obama. Companies go offshore to take advantage of slave labor costs. Companies should not be responsible for health care of employees, we should have medicare type of insurance available for all, like it is for members of Congress.”
tennis012 on Mar 18, 2013 at 09:01:01
“I own a small business taxes have not gone down. They have gone up. ”
“So did I - with some luck - pull myself up. Not really the point. The problem isn't "the wealthy," the problem is that the system is rigged and nearly all the money is, thanks to their own rigging of the system, in the hands of the very, very few. And so-called conservatives like Dr. Carson want to keep it that way. Much harder today to give oneself a leg up then ever before. The jobs have been offshored to make the few very rich.
As to religion, you're right, and the survey may be correct. I'm not among those, by the way, who believe in some sort of supreme diety.”
tennis012 on Mar 17, 2013 at 13:55:47
“I support your right to believe or not believe in God. The reason it's harder to start or run a small buisness is the tax burden and now Obama care etc. they are trying to make all companies responsible for their employees. Companies go offshore more because of that then the high tax rate. I think it's funny you say the system is rigged but I go into Chines restaurants- party stores run by many cultures from other countries - as well as service industry buisnesses and they work hard and then some to make it. So my question is why do legal immigrants who start up a buisness here succeed at a higher rate ? ”
“I'm not insulting him as a person - I just think his ideas are hogwash. And by the way, more Americans are leaving organized religion then ever before.
The idea that one should be able to pull oneself up by one's bootstraps or depend on the rich to toss them scraps is a bad idea, and that's what all this self-sufficiency nonsense is.
I'm sure he's a good surgeon, and quite possibly a good man - his ideas are junk.”
tennis012 on Mar 17, 2013 at 01:31:08
“That's funny. He pulled himself up as well as I did as you put it by my boot straps. It's funny but the problem is not the wealthy. The problem is you or others blame the wealthy. Let me say a simple fact , the harder I work and the more I study, and apply myself the more successful I become. My success or failures are mine. Again people need to look in the mirror and blame or congratulate the person looking back at them for their failures or success. Basically that is his thoughts. Also in regards to religion the surveys were about people believing in God, not organized religion. ”
“Well, I'll admit I'd never heard of him until this article. On the other hand, if "what he stands for" is reflected in the nonsensical positions he appears to be taking, this white guy won't be voting for him. Some African Americans self-identify as conservatives, others don't.
Depending upon the rich to throw crumbs to the poor while positing that there are no hungry people on America's streets is just more Republican style 'let 'em eat cake' politics. Didn't work with Romney, won't work with this guy either. I don't care what color he is, I care only about his positions.”
“This is the sound and look of complete disintegration. The Republican party is still being held hostage by a tiny minority, who are just the tools of the mega-wealthy and don't know it. It's why they lost the last election so badly, and are going to lose the next one by an even bigger margin.”