“This is the Afghanistan's payback for the US Government protecting Karzai and his cronies. Afghanistan is one of the largest poppy growers in the world and we ensure their protection. With all those troops over there you'd think we could stop this from its source. Instead we are going to kill ourselves slowly by just ensuring the same corrupt system endures over there..”
Julescelt on Apr 6, 2014 at 00:20:11
“Are people aware that Afghanistan has been a major producer of heroin for centuries? And that at any given time in history who ever was occupying them was exporting that heroin? It is not about the US or Britain or Russia or however is at fault here, cause as long as this country has nothing better to export, they will grow this.”
“Do you hold a 401K, IRA , Pension or a Mutual Fund, well guess what those taxes you are calling for on transactions would effect every one of them and thereby effecting the middle class. Unintended consequences. It isn't so easy targeting what you believe is only the providence of the rich. Now if you want to go after the Hedge Fund Kings that would be a better start. They get taxed on their income at the Capital gains rate rather than income rates because their earns are based off the Funds profits (capital gains) This is a loophole that would be targeted without hurting ordinary middle class citizens either directly or indirectly.”
“Ah Obama saw how this message carried the day in NY's mayoral race and runs with it. Just another socialist agenda. While yes the minimum wage should be raised to match the losses inflation have inflicted on it, to go further will start inflicting lower wages increases for higher paying jobs. The jobs for the most part paid minimum wage are for the unskilled and entry level people. What these workers should strive for is higher education and take responsibility for their life choices. How many articles do you read about workers with 4, 5, 6 kids and working at McDonalds? Did they really think flipping burgers was going to pay the rent. Their poor choices only continue the poverty cycle and hoist their load on society as a whole. The problem isn't the minimum wage or "wage inequality" but the nanny state this country has become. It's time people start taking responsibility for their actions and choices and stop looking for handouts. Get an education, create a job, start a business, quit relying on others and become selfsufficent. America is the land of opportunity, it seems that half the people in this country can't see the forest through the trees.”
“Never understand these marriages where finances are so divided. The whole reason for marriage is to become one. My wife has had access to everything since day one and 30 years later she still does. May be if you discussed his reasoning for the money shortfall may be the two of you could have worked to solve the problem and be in a much better place today. I hope you learned from this experience and not the obvious one of not lending money to a spouse.”
xfrizzlefrazzlex on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:46:29
“I said the same thing. I always wonder about a marriage where both parties have their own bank accounts & do not share financial information. If the ex-husband was having financial issues with his business, that should have been addressed before handing over the money. Plus--business is business. If he needed a loan for his business, he should have gone to the bank & gotten a small business loan.”
lblackw105 on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:46:27
“EX. Both the title and the story said EX-husband. Therefore I believe it was her EX-husband, barring any other evidence.”
“"AFFORDABLE" Healthcare Act what a crock when the madated replacement is more expensive than what they had. The middle class takes another hit.”
honeybear on Nov 15, 2013 at 13:26:00
“If you have an insurance plan that is cheap...you are paying monthly premiums for something that is worthless...and wouldn't cover the cost charged in a hospital for an aspirin. Obamacare prevents you from being cheated by insurance companies...and ending up in bankruptcy court when you have to pay (tens to hundred of thousands) for what your insurance does not cover.
We are only talking about 3-5 million people in this situation...who were taken for a ride and won't find out until they actually have a claim (when they need it).”
AntiSocialSailor on Nov 15, 2013 at 13:22:41
“BS. You don't know that. You haven't made comparisons for anyone, probably not even for yourself.
If the mandated replacement is, in fact, more expensive it doesn't mean the ACA is a crock. It means that what they had is junk. People don't know squat about their health insurance and they usually never do know until they need it and it doesn't come through.
When an ins. company's profit margin on a new policy is capped at 15%, down from 35%, the only way that new policy is more expensive is if the old policy was crap.
“Oh course this will pass just as every other minimum wage hike referendum has passed. It's the people voting themselves a raise. Just like congress gets to do. While this is great for the people short term the end users of the effected businesses will be paying for it with increased prices and costs of services provided. There's no free lunch and the money doesn't appear out of thin air. This is the beginning of the end of democracy just as Jefferson wrote about. "To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, —the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, & the fruits acquired by it.'"”
magnatta on Nov 9, 2013 at 07:39:18
“The huge gap in income inequality only really took off after Congress passed the tax reforms of the 80's and 90's. What would be so bad about going back to the way it was before then?”
Jeffrey Blanchard on Nov 9, 2013 at 07:28:54
“This will end the free lunch of corporate sleeze balls having unlivable wages subsidized by the tax paying public in the reality of food stamps and other programs that help the working poor to survive.”
“This is the thanks Chase got for bailing out Washington Mutual. Next time see how many big banks will help bail out the failing ones. The mortgage mess Chase wants to settle wasn't their doing, but the bill is because they absorb the business. Holder should take the money and run before his greed sets off another crisis with a criminal indictment against Chase.”
misterbone on Oct 29, 2013 at 16:26:48
“The thanks Chase got was the taxpayer bailing out the entire house of cards. Doesn't Chase appreciate still having a market in which to do business? And if you think it's blameless, then we have courts of law (paid for by the taxpayer) for Chase to defend itself. Do they need a public defender?”
Seattlecabdriver on Oct 29, 2013 at 16:17:14
“they did not bail them out...they bought the shares for 10 cents on the dollar....”
“The company I work for, whose insurance renews Nov 1, lost it's coverage in the renewal. Now we have less coverage, higher out of pocket, higher deductibles and higher premiums all from the same provider. And to top all that we were told we were lucky because next year this policy won't even be available anymore due to the ACA. Thanks Pelosi, Reid and Obama you all lied to make the people more beholden to your whims. Its a shame you guys just didn't focus on getting the people jobs rather than getting them more handouts and subsidies. It'll never be over turned now because less people have work and are unable to pay for coverage themselves and now are suckling at the Government teet.”
“I love people who quote statistics. When I checked the numbers 60% are between the ages of 16 and 24 that's the High/School college years so that throws your two thirds out the window. But I digress no one is holding a gun to their head to work at these places. Pick yourself up and find or create a better paying job for yourself. I use to flip burgers in high school and moved on like others around me. Its a job not a career, unless you own the joint.”
rexy640421 on Oct 26, 2013 at 13:03:56
“Quoted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by The Atlantic.
“It's job flipping burgers for god sake something kids aspire to during their high school years. It's not meant to be a career. I would have given her better advise pick yourself up and find a better paying job or try starting your own business and making something out of yourself. Life is not fair regardless of what the POTUS and far left wants you to believe. The sooner you figure that one out the better off you'll be.”
Houston Yellow Dog on Oct 26, 2013 at 12:27:59
“You say "pick yourself up and find a better paying job or try starting your own business and making something out of yourself" as if eveyone has the means, attitude, social skills, education, intelligence and opportunity to do that. There is a reason why the unemployment rate is staying high and it is not because most of the people that are unemployed are too lazy to work. It is because we have been transfering wealth from the middle class and poor to the rich ever since Nixon was in office. It is time that the wealth started flowing back to the people who built this country and away from the lazy money changers.”
rexy640421 on Oct 26, 2013 at 12:12:44
“Across the country, the median age of fast-food workers is over 28, and women who make up two-thirds of the industry are over 32. 25% of these people have at least 1 child.”
“Sorry no lie from me our insurance is up Nov 1 and renewal is sickening. People working in small employers are in for a rude awakening in the coming year. Just read the articles about how many are dropping coverage and telling their employees to go through the exchanges. In NY they used to have community ratings which meant that everyone paid the same rates regardless of age but not anymore and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Go ahead look it up it's part of the ACA. keep living in a dream world, I'm livig the nightmare of this law.”
amaboss52 on Oct 25, 2013 at 14:14:40
“Did you go on the exchange and see what's there? My insurance was cut almost in half, even with my sons asthma.”
“small cmpany equals under 50 and our insurance just happens to renew Nov 1. We've been told that the plan we were even offered for renewal will probably not be availble next year. We are fkeeping our fingers crossed to see how everything shakes out next year but we're not very hopeful.”
jmac44 on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:23:43
“In that case if you contribute to your employees cost..... and they fall under the low wage category, that should be a GIANT savings for you and your employees...... stand by... hold onl..... dont like to people like the Koch's & FOX that are trying to scare the hell out of people.....
Im on SS & Medicare... I also pay for Private Ins & supplemental.... which is expensive...... from what info I could get...my co pays will be reduced... my drugs costs at Tier One, Two & Three.... will be lowers and in some cases free...... still checking on deductibiles........”
“Rosin is a solid substance so i don't see how he had it stick in there unless he used pine tar which if you all remember Kenny Rogers was caught using in the palyoffs a while back. A rosin bag is filled with crushed rosin thats why it's in a cloth bag. Any bowler or pitcher can attest to that. So the substance couldn't possibly have been just rosin.”
STLWSChamps on Oct 25, 2013 at 16:23:15
“Rogers was in the ALCS against the White Sox in '06, then again in the WS against guess who? The Cardinals. And they lost that game too, but when he came out the second inning, it was gone.”
“The White house denies the story and you still back up Durbin? This is just more divisive rhetoric coming out of a bunch of spoil men intoxicated with power. It time they all shut up and do what they were elected to do and get the country on track.”
“What's the problem with this, he like many working couples have insurance coverage through an employer and unlike a lot of other senators he's not on the Senate's healthcare plan that, by the way, isn't effected by the ACA. While I don't agree with his tactics during the shut down and budget battle, this ACA is dumbing down the middle classes insurance coverage. Just wait until you get your renewal this coming year. In the small company I work for we got our renewal or should I say total new plan and premiums and co-pays are up while coverage is down. When this starts hitting everyone I think people will realize the screwing they got from Pelosi, Obama and Reid.”
jmac44 on Oct 23, 2013 at 23:56:38
“WHY?.... WHY in you "small" company, (over 50 employees, I assume) did you get a increase in your renewal?..... the ACA only kicked in Oct 2013..... so is it your Ins Co that does what they always do, and have been doing to make healthcare so expensive....
Example....our Medicare Thief, Scott of Fla last week eliminated the Fla Dept Of Health from overseeing the Private Ins companies from increasing Prems on a "just because basis".... he gave them carte blanche to raise at will...... gosh, could that be because it will look like the ACA caused it?”
amaboss52 on Oct 23, 2013 at 23:26:57
“That is a ridiculous lie, but heck I thought that's what you people liked, free market insurers ripping you off. You wouldn't want any of the protections the ACA provides, heII no, stick with the stuck on stupid meme that fits the right perfectly!”
Karelh on Oct 23, 2013 at 23:00:33
“And how is that different than it's been for the last 20 years? That is the story I've had to deal with since joining the work force! Premiums going up, choices going down, out of pocket expenses going up. Every year I've had to pay more for less, that's been the US private healthcare model for years! For all it's warts and pimples, you can't hang that on ACA!”
MerthinBuff on Oct 23, 2013 at 22:56:39
“The Senate plan is affected by the ACA starting in 2015 they will be enrolling in the healthcare exchanges.”
everything news on Oct 23, 2013 at 22:55:25
“It just so happens that my big Insurance co. lowered our premium at the beginning of the year. Hard to believe but true.”
Dougsholmes on Oct 23, 2013 at 22:53:51
“You have the.effect before the cause. Guess its never too early for some people to look for blame.”
qwertytoday on Oct 23, 2013 at 22:51:30
“Then sign up for insurance through the insurance exchange.
There is nothing special about coverages going down and co-pays going up. It happened long before the ACA which is not even in effect yet.
You have insurance, good for you. Many Americans don't have anything. Count you blessings. The raising of premiums by employers is a yearly ritual. Now you are blaming the ACA? Grow up.”
thedogbag on Oct 23, 2013 at 22:51:00
“Exactly, Cruz isn't doing anything wrong. I used to be on my husband's coverage until we divorced. His plan was cheaper than what my employer offered. Now, my insurance I pay out of pocket sent me a renewal notice that tripled what I have been paying for the last 3 years. I will be canceling it after Jan 1st. $235 a month expensive but doable with a $1,000 deductible...$705 a month renewal with now a $5,000 deductible?...NOPE”