“The idea that an entrepreneur will get nowhere without a government agency is absurd.
The idea that we feed the parasites is absurd, because they end up consuming their host. Barack Obama is the most ill equipped President to understand that exact essence of liberty and freedom which spawns creativity and which has made this country great (past tense)!”
Anybodyseenthepopos on Dec 9, 2013 at 02:10:04
“"The idea that an entrepreneur will get nowhere without a government agency is absurd."
But the idea that the individual will screw up as many other lives as possible without LAWS (Regulations) is a FACT. As long as there's a profit motive.
That one would view their fellow citizens who barely get a chance in this "land of opportunity" as parasites is beyond the pale.
That Corporations are the real parasites is something even a sane Republican can recognize once they get a hold of the facts.
Obama? I'm not a fan. His domestic policy is too right wing, and his foreign policy too leftist.”
“Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
Robert A. Heinlein
I'm of the latter persuasion---thank you very much!”
GreenMurf on Dec 9, 2013 at 10:47:51
“Didn't say you weren't, didn't say I wasn't either. You seem to have a very odd bend to your thinking of how this conversation went.”
Rorenado on Dec 9, 2013 at 02:22:21
“Please. You're such a sheep for that Ayn Rand nonsense. The fact that you started the conversation by using a tag line from the book speaks volumes (ha, pun!). Then you resort to personal attacks and try to champion a cause by repeating buzz words and paragraphs lifted from someone else. You don't have any ideas of your own. You just let others, like Ayn Rand, do the thinking for you.”
“Social responsibility? Where's your "personal" responsibility? For you governmental control freaks, it's I know that is hard to understand.”
GreenMurf on Dec 8, 2013 at 23:15:38
“Social responsibility, as in the responsibility an individual has towards society and its functioning. Heinlein was a big proponent of earning citizenship through things like military service, or other services that benefited society.
Please, try to refrain from personal attacks and insults if you don't even know the subject being discussed.”
“Not poorly written by anyone's standards. Read it!”
Rorenado on Dec 9, 2013 at 02:10:58
“Actually, it's considered a very poorly written book by many literary standards. The plot was considered muddled with many contradictory points, and is a very juvenile fantasy about economics. Liberals and conservatives alike don't like the book. Many writers considered it an homage to greed. I've had to read for my political philosophy courses, and I agree: the book is just awful. John Galt is a one-dimensional character, based upon anarcho-capitalism, which is pure fantasy. Economics have always depended upon a stable political environment, namely, government. The problem is not that government is contrary to economics, but rather some people don't want to play by the same rules as everyone else, namely that business needs some degree of regulation or it completely upends the financial balance of power for us all. Look at the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act and its impact on the financial crises form 2008 on. Deregulation hurt us, rather than help us, and it continues to haunt us to this day.”
“A liberal probably won't get it, but Who is John Galt?”
GreenMurf on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:38:42
“A character in a terrible novel, with no redeeming literary characteristics to make up for the fact that the novel was entirely a vehicle for Rand's philosophy and politics? At least refer to some Heinlein, he espoused personal freedoms and liberties, *and* social responsibility instead of straight up greed and selfishness. And he did it in novels that could stand on their own literary merits.”
SteveSFM on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:33:07
“A poorly written fictional character. What's your point?”
Anybodyseenthepopos on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:31:26
“A one dimensional, non existent character, in a story that sounds GREAT when you're still in Jr. High.
About as relevant to REAL LIFE as Rumpelstiltskin.”
EJacks on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:27:45
“I am John Galt!”
eAmondale on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:27:10
“It's adorable you assume only dumb people read Ayn Rand.”
“You have some gall to pretend your absurd and imaginary scenario is remotely compatible to the very real travesty of our 10s of thousands disabled veterans of a war based on a lies. Not to mention the families of the fallen. Ugh.”
“Well Harry Reid has exempted himself and his staff from the ACA. Is that your 'vision' of fairness?”
wgrice01 on Dec 6, 2013 at 08:49:13
“The ACA is meant to benefit the 26 million people that don't have health insurance. If uninsured people go to the ER and can't pay? They still get treated. Hospital writes it off as a loss on their tax form and taxpayers still end up paying for it. As for fairness, well, what do you want to call fair. Some people can have health insurance and some don't or can't afford it. I truly feel that all people are entitled to seek medical treatment when they need it.”
“it will be in November. You guys live in your own little bubble. Out here in the real world, people are signing up. But hey, I couldn't care less if you have another "Romney by a landslide" moment. I enjoyed the last one.”
“BC is not the "NUMBER 1 ISSUE" in the country.
it's not even an issue.
Didn't your health insurance cover your birth control already? If it was prescribed then you should have had no problem. I had to laugh at birth control is for the 'health' of your family.
Too poor to pay for birth control or insurance?---- Medicaid already covered birth control?????
LIKE I SAID " go buy insurance that covers BC if that's your need and it's vital to YOUR health.--but don't require men to purchase insurance to cover BC, or a organization who doesn't believe in it? What is it you expect to gain here other than debasing all women to your low level in the process?
Please feminist get off your bandwagon of self importance.”
Lady1genius on Dec 5, 2013 at 20:31:26
“Yeah you're right, The notion that men and women ought to be treated equally is just silly, isn't it? I haven't needed birth control for a long time, and when I did it wasn't covered. I had to pay $35 a month for birth control pills. That was almost as much as a week's worth of groceries back in the 80s. My daughter was prescribed birth control pills for a medical condition when she was a teenager. We had prescription insurance, but they refused to cover her pills. I mean so what if she bled for two weeks every month? No biggie, right? How DARE you accuse me of being of a "low level." If I have to carry insurance that covers prostate issues and erection pills/surgery etc. then GET OFF MY BACK for thinking women ought to have their medical issues covered too. In your mind, we should naturally pay twice for services and that's fine. After all, we're the ones with the boobs.”
“Don't even pretend to tell me something that I don't already know. I am a woman. I had an abortion. I used birth control pills for years. I have children. I have worked. I have raised kids, a long marriage. I never thought that my sexual activity was anybodys responsibility other than mine. Birth control is not expensive---it's very cheap, if it's important that you want that covered in your ins. then buy that kind of ins. Nobody is stopping you! But who are you or the government to demand that all insurance must cover BC? AND more importantly why is this the #1 issue with women on the Left? You mindless, clueless little girls need to grow up.”
Lady1genius on Dec 5, 2013 at 16:31:45
“This isn't about your sex life. This is about your healthcare, and the health of your family. A common conservative confusion. Without this "number 1 issue" all the rest is pretty much out of your control, isn't it? A demand to cover birth control is an acknowledgement that birth control is vital to the health of women, many of whom are not taking it to avoid pregnancy and may not even be having sex. If HIS prescriptions are covered, why shouldn't HERS be covered too? The reason why they are prescribed are nobody's business.”