“The website for AHA crashed yesterday because so many Americans were trying to get affordable health care. Do not confuse what some are saying to be the reality of the majority. The majority of American want and need affordable health care.
The government should make sure that every tax paying American can afford and receive health care. No one in this country should die because they didn't have insurance.”
Jf Faith on Oct 4, 2013 at 11:32:39
“read my reply to Behindthesmoke when it's posted. I fully agree with you, but I think there are other ways to acquire the $$ for healthcare for all, with out taxing everyone that has it. For the first time ever, those of us with healthcare have to pay taxes on top of the raise of the healthcare, to provide it for those that don't have it. Mine starts Jan 1st. There's too much $$ being wasted on senseless research & pork barrel spending.
Too much $$ being given to other countries and too many perks for the rich, that we don't get. Everyone needs healthcare, but not as the expense of those living pay check to pay check like me, I can't afford my health care to go up anymore, nor can I afford to pay taxes on it, I'm barely getting by as it is. Our gov't (Dem & Rep) WASTE TOO MUCH OF OUR HARD EARNED $$$.”
“I wonder how much it would save the tax payers if we cut allowances for government employees and made them pay for their own heath care? We could even be generous and make this a condition on those making over $60,000.00 a year.”
“By that logic, the child could not be held responsible for her actions of eating the chocolate and the mother should have been punished in some way. In any event, this was a completely over the top reaction to a minor infraction. Instead of making the punishment fit the crime, so this little girl could learn a real lesson, they made themselves look ridiculous.”
Jul 19, 2013 at 16:07:51
HuffPost Live 321
“Then you have never been a teacher. I know several excellent teachers who have had their jobs saved because of tenure. The school wants to replace them with less expensive, inexperienced teachers, who will save the budget money and without tenure, they would be able to fire them outright. That doesn't stop them from totally messing around with them in several other ways, though.”
“No matter how "clean" the restroom is kept, everytime the watercloset is flushed, the waste matter releases airborne particles and the majority of public restrooms, no matter how nice the restaurant, do not have toilet lids to keep them from polluting the immediate area.”
“Since you don't even know this girl, I have to laugh at your assumptions. I really hope you don't have kids. You sound as off your rocker as her parents who think that because they paid for her college education they own her. If they did not want to pay for her education, then they did not have to. I just hope that your comments are in ignorance because you did not actually read the whole story and not because you actually agree with what the parents did to her.”
Williamsback on Dec 29, 2012 at 16:56:38
“"Just because her parents paid for her college" -- housing, food, utilities, transportation, gas, entertainment -- yeah I think for $70,000 to $100.000 per year for 4 years is good reason to have strings attached to that kind of dough. You been there yet? I think not, it appears you are the one speaking from ignorance. Did it occur to you because Daddy kept a tight rope on her she did well in college? How many times have you heard teachers complaining about parents not controling their own kids? So, she is 21 -- a naeve 21 year old woman who has never faced the reality of the real world inside her parents safe zone. Well you are right about "choice" to pay her way or not -- she chose court, now her parents need to cut that money off and force her into the reality of that cold unforgiving world. If you think it is easy out here then perhaps it is you that is off your "rocker".”
“Isn't that her problem to worry about? She is an adult and seems to be quite intelligent. I think she will have no problem finding her way. If this was a story about how she was still living off her parents money with a college degree, everyone would be writing in that she is a bum.”
“She made the Dean's list without her parents' help. I am sure she will survive. Footing the tuition bill for my college student doesn't entitle me to run his life or have constant knowledge of every detail of his life by spying on his every move. It certainly doesn't entitle me to slander him when I am not getting my way. I can certainly pull my financial support, but at the end of the day I would rather have a child who respects me as I have respected them and want a relationship with me. If you ask me, these parents lost a lot more in this bargain.”
Williamsback on Dec 28, 2012 at 18:33:23
“Is that right she made the Deans list "without her parents help". Is that right? This little girl has never paid her own way in her life. Her free car eveerything paid for including food and books is not "helping" her make the grade in your eyes? Want to bet when she was asking daddy for that money to go to the college of her choice she wasn't telling Da Da he didn't "run her life". She is 21 years old and has never "run her own life". If she got left on a street in NYC or LA with her college degree, no money and only the cothing on her back she would get eaten alive. Within a month she would be hooking on a street corner just for a meal. That comment you just made is about as useful in the cold hard real world without Da Da's money and assistance to this girl as giving a Quarter to a bum thinking he can get a fresh start in life with your quarter.”
Whitney Danielle Pyant on Dec 28, 2012 at 15:31:47
“What is she going to be do after college? She an music theater major a major in which is not high on jobs demand list. She will regret this a begging for her parents money. What she can do is switch majors in field of where you can actually get a job”
“The Armed guard at the school would be the first target the shooters would take out. Since the majority of these weapons were taken from the parent's or grandparents homes, let's make them somewhat responsible for not securing their weapons and ammunition. The fact that all of these kids had such easy access to these weapons is also a tragedy. Owning a gun may be a right, but it is also a huge responsibility.”
“The Republican party can't compromise and require a ridiculous majority to even put a plan to vote. They signed an agreement with Norquist to never raise taxes and completely forgot about their promise to represent those who ELECTED them. Then, instead of getting down to work on a plan that will pass, they leave for vacation. The majority of Americans want a balanced approach to the budget--raising taxes and cutting spending to pay off our massive debt. When the Republicans finally wake up and realize that they are not working for Norquist or their corporate donors, maybe something will get done. However, I think that it will take another election with them losing their office to get the point across.”
RileyRides on Dec 23, 2012 at 11:41:28
“Any elected official that swears alliance to anything or anyone rather than the United States of America is by definition a Traitor to his country.”
“And that they made a pledge to one man. Not the American people who they were elected to represent. The majority of Americans believe that we need a balanced approach to pay off this debt. They need to start doing their jobs. I know that when re-election time comes for Boehner he will be out of his job in Ohio.”
exclintonsupporter on Dec 23, 2012 at 13:28:27
“I hope so...but I don't know...for some reason, they keep voting for him? It escapes me WHY?”
“The Oil Companies need tax breaks as an incentive to drill for oil? The Billions in profits aren't incentive? The minor fact that it is their job to drill for oil isn't incentive? Let's be real here. They gave them the tax break to keep their oil money flowing into their re-election funds. The kids who need help paying for their lunches don't contribute to the re-election funds. Easy cut for the party to make.”
Dec 10, 2012 at 14:15:14
Health and Fitness
“No. What isn't fair is that we pay for our representatives to have the cadillac of health insurance and a lot of us have little to no insurance. Our political leaders should have to pay for their own insurance. They can well afford it.
The bottom line is that health care in this country should be affordable and available to everyone. We can't call ourselves a great nation when we watch our people die of illnesses that are easily cured. There is nothing great about being greedy.”
MikoRose on Dec 10, 2012 at 15:44:14
“Yep! Anything that all Humans need to live should be made affordable to all. That includes Healthcare, schooling, food, and shelter.”
“Exactly. It couldn't have been that Romney had no clue how to run the country. Or that he couldn't have the same stance on issues two days in a row. Or that he couldn't relate to the needs of 47% of America. Or women or minorities. He just couldn't see that the American people are tired of working for companies who have no loyalty to their employees and think that huge profits are more important than the people working for them. And that healthcare, education, food and shelter are not entitlements, they are rights that a powerful country such as ours should make affordable to all of it's citizens. To Romney, that was his form of survival of the fittest.”
“The problem is was that she was a name they recognized. They did bother with the issues or looking up her record or what she stands for. They just checked the box for the name they recognized. What a waste of a vote.”
mailman778 on Nov 7, 2012 at 18:25:50
“Well maybe you are right, do you live in that district? O its a fact that a high per centage of voters are very low info voters, but how in the hell could they not know about her, all thats shes made a fool of herself on T.V. in the last 7 months.. plus the internet and news, but there again, most are low info voters and vote the name they know... its got to stop, shes a waste and part of the big problem in D.C. and politics !!”
“Regan put this country into serious debt. Bill Clinton got us out.
Regan sold arms to Iran and then said "he did not remember" doing so.
Regan armed the guerrillas in Latin American and showed the people of the US the guerrilla warfare on t.v. so he could send more arms to "fight the guerrillas". This led to the rape and murder of 4 American nuns serving their church in Central America.
Regan loved his version of America--christian, white, heterosexual people like him.”
“The hardworking nurses, teachers, police force, firefighters, auto workers, females, latinos, african americans are the people of the United States that voted this man in. We are not divided. We are united and we put OUR President back in office!”