“Maisch is a hero as were the teachers at Sandy Hook who sacrificed their lives in an effort to protect their students. I can't see these Republican politicians doing anything but running from the scene under the same circumstance.”
Kaycey351 on Apr 17, 2013 at 22:56:00
“The first three words of your last sentence were the only truth in anything that you wrote.”
“We know who has been bought and paid for by the NRA. The question is, will Republican voters in these districts (many of which are Republican districts only thanks to Gerrymandering) wake up and vote against them next time around?”
“"The Obama budget envisions reducing the federal deficit through a combination of higher taxes on the wealthy and trimming benefit programs such as Social Security."
Cuts to Social Security will not reduce the deficit! This program is self-funded through the payroll tax and doesn't contribute a penny to the deficit.”
msbeal on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:16:24
“Except business employers also make a matching contribution to SS for each employee and they want to be relieved from that 'burden'.
Don't get me wrong. I am in no way defending their negotiating position. I'm merely pointing out to you where they are coming from. It's also a ideological tautology to claim this spending dollar adds to the deficit where this one doesn't.
To me, this country, any society, HAS NO OTHER PURPOSE than to take care of the welfare of all of its citizens, though out their entire human life cycle.”
Paul J James on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:14:17
“Try explaining that to the guy with the "keep your government hands off of my medicare", sign.”