* "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it."
* "Corporations are people, my friend.”
* "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me."
* "I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there."
* "As president, I will create 12 million new jobs." (second presidential debate)
* "Government does not create jobs." (45 minutes later, same debate)”
Zilo on Dec 10, 2013 at 06:46:39
“I love that one about the 12 million jobs. I guess that makes him an underachiever and proud of it. The "government does not create jobs" line is ALWAYS gold with conservatives. They don't want the government to get credit for doing ANYTHING right...unless, of course, they're in the government. They all do this”
This perfectly illustrates the GOP ideology and policy platform in a nut shell.
(Remember the 2012 RNC Convention? Anendlessseaoflilywhite.)”
Lou Jack on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:22:21
“I don't get it!
IT IS THE GOP STRATEGY.
The Whites are PLANTED to entice the Uppity Blacks who may come.
In effect give them that NOVEAU Political Experience, then the Uppity Minorities with email their friends to attend the GOP's next calling venues.
Can you explain the GOP TAX DODGING mind to me a Democrat who is interested in the Welfare of ALL Americans?”
Dang the torpedoes on Dec 10, 2013 at 02:24:17
“I thought it was decent of him to reach out.
Maybe minorities are just determined to enslave the white folks so they can get free stuff.”
“Listen here, you guys are too funny tonight.
It's too late for me to laugh loudly.
THE GOP TAX DODGERS are giddy with Political Nerves, and get this, even after shutting down the Federal Government, costing jobs, money and U.S. Credit Rating.”
“If the Republican "message" was worth hearing - if it offered true substance, social uplift and a plan for national prosperity across the spectrum - they wouldn't need to do "outreach" to attract black Americans (or women or Latinos).
Put it another way -
If you've got a great product that EVERYONE benefits from, it essentially sells itself.
You don't need to beg people to buy it.”
Flash Political on Dec 9, 2013 at 13:43:44
“Never underestimate the power of free stuff. Since Paul had a good message of how THE INDIVIDUAL could become self-reliant, no one wanted to hear that. Sad.”
“If one receives UI benefits, it is prima facie proof that one was QUALIFIED to receive them by virtue of having been (responsibly) EMPLOYED (often for many years) and then laid off through no fault of their own. It doesn't work any other way.
It’s not called Unemployment Insurance by accident. It is NOT charity, it’s NOT an “entitlement”.
Blaming and vilifying victims, the disenfranchised and the least among us is always bad, bad, bad politics.
Republicans will find out just how bad in 2014 and 2016.”
saunee300 on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:07:36
“Very important for Everyone to vote, in particular in these up and coming midterms!....apparently there was a very low voter turnout in this last midterms and look what happened, we got stuck with the likes of Boehner etc!!!! yikes!”
twocansam on Dec 8, 2013 at 14:56:08
“Exactly, my friend. It is amazing to me that people who are "allegedly" educated portray U.I. as a Welfare program.... which it is not; it is no more a welfare program that the insurance on your car or your life. It is there to mitigate a loss. In U.I.'s case it is the loss of employment. I wish that someone would put a cork in Rand Paul (because I'm tired of the [dumb] that constantly pours out of his mouth) and find him a "real" job, that can then be taken away from him by his Party's policies and then HE has to survive on a U.I. benefit. ;-)”
“Unfortunately you see how many votes they get and how many elections they win. Democrats have to appeal to peoples' good angels. Their compassion and empathy. Their sense of community and fair play. They have a much harder job than republicans cause people can be selfish and cruel. And this country and economy isn't fostering good feelings in people. We need to beat the regressives back under the rocks they crawled out from under.
“Without an army of poor, unemployed and destitute, filthyrich men like Rand Paul could not exist.
They have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo:
Less for you = more for me.
The bitter irony, though, is back during America's Golden Age (1945 - 1980), when unions were strong, when the top tax rate was 91%, EVERYONE from top to bottom prospered.”
grandmablue on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:09:45
“You're so right. Those were the years during which we built the greatest middle class the world had ever seen.
When Reagan cut taxes below the level needed to pay our bills, and taxes were so low that businesses no longer had to invest in their businesses or pay their employees more to lower their taxable income, that's when wages went flat, until they began actually falling in 2008.”