“I also know that they dont buy a bunch of chit from china ... They know a country has to make their own things and buy from each other .......”
Christina Belcher on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:54:37
“yes and know. plenty of germans buy crap from china. but there is more of a balance. there is also the notion that what goes around comes around. you need to care for others and invest in your society. education is seen as a huge investment, and university is free in most states. healthcare is viewed as a public good. actually, capitalism works well in germany because it has productive, healthy workers that demand to be treated decently. family leave is viewed as an investment in the workforce, and consequently in a free capitalist system. germans look at the world very differently than the average us citizen.”
“This is a real shame.. I cant afford health insurance anymore, but I dont think anyone owes it to me either. I have to pay for my Drs appts and prescriptions. Its just life, and one day I will be able to afford Insurance again. We have a large group of people who have been taught or brought up thinking the world owes them.. Thats completly wrong, We are on a very dangerous slope here. The only way to help ourselves is to bring back our manufactoring base PERIOD. Thats why Germany is doing well compared to the rest of the world.. They didnt outsorce themselves... WE have to start buying from each other again and making things here or we will not recover..”
wayne acree on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:29:36
“Steve,first we have to repeal NAFTA ,that Clinton signed, for this to happen.”
syntropy on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:11:03
Just because you can pay and hope to be in a position to get insurance someday..does not mean everyone can pay....try getting insurance when they say you have a pre existing condition, which sounds like you may have if you are going to the doctor that much..ticks me off to no end that people like you don't know you are already paying for people that don't have insurance, or don't you have an Emergency Room in the town you live in...visit it and ask if any people show up there without insurance and if so who pays the bills!!”
Disclaimer on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:07:13
“You are partially right, about returning manufacturing jobs that is, but why impose such a low standard for Americans? Even Germany has a national health care plan as do all developed countries. It seems conservatives in America are just plain obtuse when it comes to the civil development of our country.”
MottdeWitt on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:04:34
“You pays for your appointments and subscriptions for minor issues. If you cannot afford insurance now there is no way that you could afford to pay for a major illness or surgery. Hell, we'd be paying for a broken arm. I will give you this, you cite Germany, one of the most socialized countries in Europe, as your example of success. We should be so lucky.”
MsEngineer on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:00:26
“If you end up in the hospital with no health insurance we will all be paying for your care.”
Eric4969 on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:00:09
“Example Wal-Mart; take YOUR taxes for Poads & Briges * Military Ect.. The PAy So Little Their Employees 62% of them Now Take YOUr Taxes For Food Stamps & Madicaid While Working for a BILLION Dollar (Quarterly) Company Wants PROFIT over PEOPLE.. So they Take your Taxes Up Front then Take you AGAIN to SUPPPORT THEIR WORKERS and you are not even Aware of it LMAO WOW!!!!!!!!”
gleannfia on Jul 4, 2012 at 11:58:41
“Sounds like you consider it a badge of honor to go bankrupt over illness. How sad for you.”
Eric4969 on Jul 4, 2012 at 11:57:49
“You are Correct we have a Group of People who think they are Owed Something They are CALLED CORPORATE AMERICA Not the Weak & Poor You NURP!!!!! America The Strong LEad and Help the Weak Not TAKE ADVANTAGE AND ABUSE AND USE.... Sure their are Some Poor the Take advantage of the System But Comapired to the TRILLIONS Taken from you but Corporate AMERICA it is Not even CLOSE.........”
Lavafalls on Jul 4, 2012 at 11:56:48
“so if you get cancer or another very expensive problem, we will all have to pay for your care (or we could just let_U_die)
We need a solution to this at a national level. So lets fix it and move on..”
nia122 on Jul 4, 2012 at 11:56:32
“You do realize that Germans have universal health care, fight? Moreover, health care is not provided through employers, do businesses are not burdened.”
“So DTree why are those jobs bills still on Harrys desk hmmmm...... nice try”
DTree on Jun 27, 2012 at 19:16:00
“Steve2530, I don't take you for a fool so please don't take me for one: you should know as well as anyone that the Republican Party is the biggest reason why "those jobs bills are still on Harry's desk."
And far from denying it, they revel in it.
Now they are trying to benefit from it politically.”
megwright on Jun 27, 2012 at 17:28:15
“So your version of "jobs" bills is tax cuts for the rich and deregulation of the worst polluters? In what fantasy world does either of those create jobs?”
“Well alls I can say is my 17 year old cant find a job anywhere I mean anywhere. Having this amount of people added to the labor pool isnt good. I try to respect our President, as each day passes Im not feeling the hope or change in a good way..”
eastport111 on Jun 27, 2012 at 11:16:05
This poor excuse for a president doesn't deserve the respect of anyone who cares about America.
You can't feel hope or change in any good way because there hasn't been any and there won't be any from him.”
Wyvern Wycliffe on Jun 27, 2012 at 11:11:11
“I couldn't find a job at 17 either, and times were supposedly very good. So I did something non-traditional and finished high school a year early by going to college early.”
jussaying on Jun 27, 2012 at 11:07:43
“Maybe if Mittens had not started the trend of outsourcing jobs, your 17 yr. old son would have better luck at finding a job.”
“We have 2 choices 1 vote for Obama and his 3.6 years of blaming everyone else for our problems.
Or vote for a guy who has made millions..
We are trillions in debt so we need someone who knows how to turn a profit.
Ask yourself if you had 5000$S to invest who would you give it to Romney to make that 5000 into 7500 or Obama who cant even get a budget passed..”
judesuper on Jun 26, 2012 at 15:01:02
“So mittens making himself multi millions on the backs of American workers, makes him the better selection in your estimation?
“STOP GIVING THESE PEOPLE OUR MONEY, AND OUR YOUNG PEOPLES LIVE ENOUGH ALREADY.......”
kabube on Jun 25, 2012 at 10:16:19
“I agree--get out of the war side of the UN, renegociate all our peace treaties, cut foreign aide to all countries to a trickle, cut every government program 10%a year until we balance the budget, and get on with governing! This has gotten absolutely crazy!”
“She is a perfect example of why we must demand TERM LIMITS .....”
chtrek on Jun 23, 2012 at 10:13:27
“Sounds as though you have a problem with people exposing republicans for what they really are. I bet you long for the days when things were swept under the rug and politicians could do whatever they wanted to with no mention of anything in the media.”