“If I may. President Bush led us into two UNFUNDED WARS and UNFUNDED Medicare D (the costs of these unfunded acts was not fully presented to the public), which we are still paying for. These three things are part of the reason for the "debt ceiling" having to be raised when America's bills are due.
I think that is what SitoKhan was referring to.”
“Almost all the people responding to your comments did not comprehend what you are trying to relay. The only thing that I found truthful was your last sentence, but all the other paragraphs were superfluous at best.
You want to try again?”
“Their world view is becoming narrower, and narrower. They have lost sense of the traditions of Congress. If you are in the minority and the majority has a bill that will work for all of America. The wise move is to attach yourself to it, then remind the public it could not have been done with out your party's support.
If this rule was followed, Mitt Romney would be President. One little jobs bill would have done it. The Fright Wing has been after Republicanism (moderation and compromise) since the institution of the GOP in 1856. They have 2 things on their agenda, destroy Obama's Presidency, and rid the GOP of Republicanism. They have achieved one of those goals (killing Republicanism) and the other has been a waste of tax payers money.”
“Are you posing a rhetorical question? No, seriously, are you?”
skippy3504again on Dec 7, 2013 at 09:12:00
“No! Seriously, What President do you think made an intentionally false statement or intentionally false statements that "cost us over 4000 American lives, over 10000 serious injuries and so far over 2 trillion"?”
With no cap on benefits, pre-existing conditions not an issue, 80% of my premium costs going to my medical care, yeah, I think more than MILLIONS of Americans will more than happy to "lay" in it!”
lightbreeze on Dec 1, 2013 at 07:04:46
“"no cap on benefits"
Who cares about the cap when you can't afford the floor premiums and those "no-capped benefits" don't kick in until absurdly high deductibles are paid....”
“The average Walmart store cost taxpayers a million dollars a year in public assistance because Walmart refuses to pay their employees a living wage. The average employee earns under $22,000 a year and must augment the family income by using food stamps and medicaid and TANF.”
Wrangler3815 on Nov 30, 2013 at 14:05:50
“And there's lots of other jobs that pay even less. If the pay isn't sufficient, look for another better-paying job.”
caseus99 on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:54:42
“"average Walmart store cost taxpayers a million dollars a year in public assistance"? What makes you think so? And what is the to cost to the taxpayers if the employees had not been hired at all? What is the cost of unemployment?”
mtloaf223 on Nov 30, 2013 at 03:51:57
“so if that job was not there and that worker is on medicade and welfare.”
franz sanchez on Nov 30, 2013 at 02:49:40
“What your are pointing out many people seem to forget. I don't know exactly what the numbers are per person but as a whole these corporations like Walmart are costing taxpayers billions of dollars because they pay such low wages. If these people were making at least $9 an hour that should be enough get some of those people off programs like foodstamps. People don't realize these poor people can't live on $7.25 an hour.
They are not in the position where they can go out and get a college education. If more of those people had a college degree there would be still a good chance they wouldn't be able to find a better job. Some think those people should be able go somewhere like Costco if they want a higher paying job which most likely won't be the case. Most likely if they quit that Walmart job they will not find a better job or one that pays better.”
jruss523 on Nov 30, 2013 at 02:17:40
“madisonlike60, you must be paid by the seiu. How about the other retailers and fast food restaurants that pay the same as Walmart?”
knudsendr on Nov 30, 2013 at 02:16:13
“don't work there ! pilots are paid much better !
Or scientists !”
Jayare2020 on Nov 30, 2013 at 02:13:00
“Gosh, I had no idea Walmart workers were chained to their jobs. Unable to move on to another job which requires more skills and pays better. It sounds like the employment system in the old USSR where the government guaranteed assigned everyone a job for life. I didn't know we allowed that in the US. Thanks for the vital information.”
“If you were going to have a vasectomy, wouldn't you want your insurance (that you and your employer pay the premiums for) to help pay for it?
Contraception is contraception, whether you're male or female.”
bluefog1084a on Nov 29, 2013 at 05:31:32
“Would I like it to be covered (if I needed it which, thankfully I do not!)? Sure. But I do not have the right to demand that my employer include such coverage in the insurance plan he is subsidizing? No. Nor does nanny government have the right to demand this of him.
Management offers a job with certain wage and benefits, the prospective employee either accepts them or looks elsewhere for employment. No one is forcing the prospective employee to accept an insurance plan (employee benefit) that he finds lacking in things he needs...and no one should force the employer to offer that which he does not choose to offere.”
“You'd better go back and read your motherjones article again. It does not speak of such a "mandate" as you imply, but rather, vaguely alludes to some legal provisions full of conditions and exceptions.”
kemald686 on Nov 27, 2013 at 01:58:30
“The tax penalty that Hobby Lobby is challenging was first applied on January 1, 2013. Their lawsuit would not have been timely if they had filed before that date.”
George Anne Keske on Nov 27, 2013 at 01:34:59
“All this is is a political stunt...That's all it is...”
“I wish people would stop trying to diminish what this person has to say about a very viable issue.
This "mandate" for insurance companies (whether provided by employers or privately), to cover contraception for men and women was put on the books by the Bush administration. It has been in place as part of insurance coverage for OVER 10 YEARS!
Now, all of a sudden it's a big issue, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why.”
Madbunny on Nov 27, 2013 at 01:21:21
“I'll take three guesses.
1 - it's a pigmentation issue with the President. Some people think he has too much of it.
2 - people are told to hate everything the President does, regardless of how much sense it makes.
3 - it's yet another attempt at making trojan horse legislation to reduce women's access to her own reproductive health services.”
Just A Citizen on Nov 27, 2013 at 01:20:14
“So your argument is it is OK because the Progressive Republican did it instead of the Progressive Democrat??