“As taxpayers, can't we rescind the healthcare of our elected officials? Can't their compensation package be re negotiated by us? If we removed healthcare from their compensation packages, wouldn't that put more money into the budget so that we could all afford it? Wouldn't that also help them to understand how to live within the proposals they're making for the rest of us?”
“Whatever happened to all the NeoCon nonsense that got us into this mess? What happened to all the NeoCons? Wasn't Grover Norquist's idea to bankrupt the federal government in order to privatize and return governance to the states? Isn't that where we are now? Didn't Paulsen's plan make the neo con dream come true? Now the federal government is hand cuffed as to what they're able to do. How come none of those guys are being held responsible? Shouldn't the Iraq war and the amount of money that we've given to Halliburton and other private contractors over there be scrutinized? Are these guys going to get away with leaving the American people in the mess that they're in? Where's Paul Wolfowitz? Does he get off scott free?”
Thevail on Feb 8, 2009 at 20:44:32
“The biggest problem is that every time power switches party..the American people all act like an outraged mob. There usually is a good reason for their anger at the time..there's really never been anything quite this blatantly awful. but close. And if a President sets the precedent of deciding to change the rules after he gets elected and then prosecute the past administration..that means Palin could "prosecute" Obama in 2016 for not having fixed everything, or any number of other things that they then made illegal.
It's an obnoxious problem..like when you have to keep your kid inside because the kid next door is a jerk...”
“I've been one of those ones who've been playing by the rules: not going into crazy debt, not buying a car I can't afford, not buying an HD tv. All I've been hearing is that we should all be worried and consider cutting back. Have any of those people who are getting bailed out pulled their kids out of private school, downgraded their holiday vacation plans or downsized at all? Not many and certainly not enough to feel it as those in the middle class have. Why are we bailing out these companies if they are going to continue to do business in the same way that got them into this mess? Citibank/Mets stadium,. for example. And we just have to sit here and take it.”
“I have been hoping for Hillary Clinton to get the Secretary of State position since before the convention. Senator Clinton has the knowledge to do the job and knows how to get the job done. The republicans have such an irrational deep hatred of her that if she had been the democratic candidate, they would have gotten EVERYONE to vote against her. This is a way for this country to utilize her great talents to assist in world events.”