“Please do NOT group social security and medicare into welfare and though I agree there are cultural aspects of poverty, more than we'd like to admit, they have nothing to do with not having "soul". Our culture is quite unwell, uncaring, and self-serving. That is where change is needed. And frankly Mr. Ryan is not being "hounded" as you say by liberals. He hounds himself pretty well on his own.”
Drig on May 14, 2014 at 12:37:56
“A lot of people are screaming at me about the social security and medicare portion of my comment and I for one completely concur with them. However there are others who consider them to be welfare programs (incorrectly) so I thought it would be relevant to at least mention them. Especially because I do support reform efforts to make these programs more solvent and sustainable.”
“Maybe, just maybe, if we all pulled together to make this work, such as how the rest of the world has made it work, we might get something accomplished. But no, all the nay sayers, the skeptics, and the down right obstructionists want to put our money into making it NOT work instead of doing what is right for our country and its citizens. Completely despicable and down right stupid.”
“Don't forget who runs this country.. Are any bankers sharing a cell with Maddof yet? Right.. It will never happen either. Bankers can be giving money and aid to the enemy and still not go down. They run this show.”
Appeal2Reason9 on Nov 9, 2013 at 10:16:10
“Because the "Citizen's United" ruling allows them to buy the elected officials and others in power.”
barry11362 on Nov 9, 2013 at 10:13:52
“because they have bought the government & the courts have concurred”
“I feel confident after reading this article that Texas can go it alone, and the US will be happy to see it as an independent country - of course we'll have to build fences to keep the Texans from crossing the border to a free country.”
“Abortions will soon be, once again, in the back alley, with a coat hanger - watch, it can happen - unless we do something about it! Vote - vote for all of our rights that have eroded until we end up with nothing.”
HC Lives on Nov 5, 2013 at 22:27:31
“Given how much people want Terry McAuliffe to be my Governor, and not care at all about the higher taxes productive middle class people like me will be paying, I couldn't be happier if that happened to some woman who supported Terry. Maybe that's blunt, but that's how I feel. She doesn't care about me, why should I care about her?”
“Well now, we could all just stop buying their junk food now couldn't we - it will put us into an early grave (strategy?) anyway, so find a better restaurant - one that pays its employees a living wage AND gives them health benefits. or even better - cook fresh food at home!”
Logic Please on Oct 26, 2013 at 19:06:55
“Most restaurants don't do this, in fact many non-fast food restaurants pay LESS than minimum wage, as servers are LEGALLY allowed to be paid less the MW.”
“The main political goal of the USA and (plus Detroit and the European Nations) should be to reindustrialize the USA in order to create new national wealth and new non taxpayer paid jobs in the USA.
Federal government austerity now might prevent bankruptcy of the US federal government and/or forced austerity later.
Why don't European and US citizens demand reindustrialization because that will create a bigger economic pie instead of demanding a larger and larger piece of the existing ever-shrinking economic pie that is left over and selling or mortgaging our remaining existing privately owned assets to foreigners in order to raise funds to pay for our federal government activities?
The USA was a great nation when we created wealth in the USA by making things and selling those things to other people in other nations who paid us for those things with their gold, silver, jewels, grain, oil, and other things of commercial value.”