“We have LIBERTY.....the teaparty got together because of taxes and when they discovered rather LATE in the game that taxes were the lowest in decades.... then they started talking about the loss of liberty because we were a nation that should have healthcare for all ....... I don't find anything their leaders stand for as sensible....and in particular when they have some like Palin or Bachmann or Ted Cruz.....or Santarium . who brought a dead fetus home.”
“What about white slavery (indentured servants)? YES! There were THOUSANDS of American Indian slaves and white Indentured servants....Every one of our ancient ancestors at one time or another were probably slaves.”
adrianna123456 on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:38:34
“White indentured servants received a check after their years were up.”
ModerateCommenter on Jun 3, 2014 at 18:02:39
“Not at the hands of the federal government. Of course, our government is responsible for business oppression, as well”
“When the teaparty members brought guns to the town-halls and some town halls were purposely disrupted by teaparty members shouting to a point where democracy wasn't able to exist. They don't like democracy---they want a theocracy.
The teaparty is funded by the Koch brothers who don't like regulations (paying millions in penalities to Canada & the USA for pollution) and use the teaparty to support the fact they don't like paying taxes.
It is REPUBLICAN Business owners who have taken millions of jobs overseas. thereby putting MILLIONS of Americans out of work.
Republicans say they are for LESS government, yet THEY are using SOCIALIST type of benefits like medicare or the police, the public roads and bridges......Republicans say they are for LESS government, yet THEY have passed hundreds of laws to restricts women’s rights.”
“Businesses need workers who are grateful for steady employment and have no ambition to be more than they are. The reality of the world is that the 1% feel that most are born in to the working lives that they deserve which is servitude to their betters with infrequent exceptions.”
“What seems like nothing to one person (Cindy) is indeed a huge dilemma for someone else ( Gwyneth) In fact it has created a prison of sorts for people in the public eye , murdered like John Lennon , stalked or threatened of bodily harm. As usual the republican in Cindy cannot see the big picture.”
“About 2.5 million service members have been to the wars and returned since 2001. Bernie Sanders SAID there is a lack of doctors in certain areas of the country and further the time a doctor spends with a patient is not consistent....not in private practice either and there is waiting time and backup.”
“OMG is what I said. One of the VA facilities is trouble is located in AZ McCains territory so hasn't he visited there lately. He wants to stick his nose in everything except his own state.”
carbec on May 31, 2014 at 17:28:38
“I thought senators were supposed to help their constituents. Very suspicious that he knew nothing about the problems in Arizona, especially since they are claiming veterans died while waiting to get in. No call to the senators office about this? No public pronouncement? I find that difficult to believe.”
“It was a resolution for war -- not for an ACT OF WAR but When Kerry voted for the 2002 resolution, he warned he would not support war if Bush failed to win the support of the international community But Cheney-Bush didn't care they just ordered the troops to war anyway.....”
“13 congressional hearings
25,000 pages of findngs
Republicans need to be given a reading comprehension test.
Basically very simple.......A mob approaches the consulate at the front gate, where four Libyan guards are posted. Consulate alarm sounds....Americans retreat in 2 cars...Ambassador admitted to Benghazi Med Center....found DOA.... Former Navy Seal & Woods are killed under fire Terrorists are routed & by dawn the survivors are on a plane out of Libya...”
“What astounds ME. is that our veterans are of all races and political affiliations who fought for your freedom too....and there are 1700 facilities and one president Obama who has other duties to perform. Still there is a shortage of doctor's time for all the VETS that were made by NAM and the two Bush Wars. in some facilities.....”
“It's true....we don't know that the people getting fired didn't complain to deaf ears. But now they'll take the fall. Disappointing they didn't take time to investigate FIRST...because certainly there wasn't time for a thorough investigation.”
“The do-nothing party has to lie about everything even the 8 years they helped to make a mess to cover up. . Four decades ago, supply side economics was a joke even by Reagan's right hand man who said it was a Trojan horse to bring down the top rates. The idea that cutting taxes on the very rich was the key to prosperity had been laughed out of the debate as 'trickle down economics. ' Now low taxes on the rich -- even the dead rich -- are national policy. ( Thank you republicans) Forty years ago, Richard Nixon was fighting mostly on territory defined by Democrats. He had a universal health proposal somewhat to the left of the Affordable Care Act. Nixon was even for a guaranteed annual income, and that was before Watergate --maybe he was the last good republican president.”
“That's not true at all..... Freddie & Fannie made some bad loans but they were not responsible for the crisis even tho the right wing continues to lie about it ..... READ IT ON FORBES - quote -" More than 84 percent of the sub-prime mortgages in 2006 were issued by private lending. These private firms made nearly 83 percent of the subprime loans to low- and moderate-income borrowers that year. Out of the top 25 subprime lenders in 2006, only one was subject to the usual mortgage laws and regulations. The nonbank underwriters made more than 12 million subprime mortgages with a value of nearly $2 trillion. The lenders who made these were exempt from federal regulations."”
engineer 15 on May 30, 2014 at 17:06:04
“Freddie/Fannie guaranteed all those loans - and don't you remember Barney Frank in 2007 saying that Freddie/Fannie were just fine and their was no need for concern , THEN THE BUBBLE BUSRT”
“Since you missied it....during Obama term we were saved from another 1929 mess the republicans handed down....and got mayrtr OBLaden that Bush promised to get and then decided was unimportant. Signed the Lily Ledbetter Act for women....and other women's issues which you probably don't give a hoot about....ended the Iraqi war and is putting the Afghan war at an end. I don't have time to list everything....you have to look it up....I have to go to dinner now.”
engineer 15 on May 30, 2014 at 06:05:59
“the financial mess was a result of the democrat policy of forcing banks to make loans to unqualified buyers and the democrats laughing at Bush when Bush told the congress 17 times the housing bubble would burst- there wouldn't had been a 911 or any Bin Laden to get if Clinton would had taken OBL in 1996 when the Sudanese offered him to Clinton -- Do you even know what Lily Ledbetter does , all it does is extend the time a woman has to file a suit for what she considers wage discrimination and you act like it's some earth shattering legislation. -The Iraq war was coming to an end as agreed by Bush all Obama did was pull out 5 weeks early and now because Obama couldn't work a deal to leave some forces there Iraq is now back in the hands of Al-Qaeda and Iran uses Iraqi air space”
“Our healthcare system was/is in the Free Market and why we had to have reform. and why it was necessary for we-the-people to establish medicare/Medicaid for our elderly who were dying earlier than necessary. We do need medicare FOR ALL just like all the other countries and take the PROFIT making because of sick people.”