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Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 20:13:22 in Politics

“I knew who donated, but expected more integrity. Silly me.”
Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 19:55:46 in Politics

“Am looking forward to his exit. He talks out of both sides of his mouth and I've lost trust in him after voting twice for him due to the terrible alternative. Wall St Democrats, and he is clearly one, do not really have the backs of the middle class. We need more progressive thinking if the middle class is to make a comeback in the U.S.”

Q45 on Dec 8, 2013 at 21:16:16

“I like the old fashion saying "consider the source" That said, I found it strangely odd that the New Yorker and the Washington post both passed on publishing Seymour M. Hersh's article. Just saying.”

mickeba on Dec 8, 2013 at 20:11:09

“I agree. I've supported 90 percent of what he's done, but at this point, he needs to go. We need a new leader, who will look out for people, not shill for corporates.”

wbcoc on Dec 8, 2013 at 19:59:02

“You only had to ignore the news about his opponents and look at his donars for the campaigns.”
Another Georgia Republican Forgot The Camera Was Rolling, Accidentally Spoke His Mind

Another Georgia Republican Forgot The Camera Was Rolling, Accidentally Spoke His Mind

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 14:32:11 in Politics

“If he'd have left out the part about it being, "Your fault," it would make more sense and be a better analogy. I support Obamacare, but don't think it's right for someone not to pay in when they are healthy and then want help when they are sick. I keep myself insured no matter what and have my entire life.”
Mary Fallin Warns Of $60 Million Spike In Health Care Costs

Mary Fallin Warns Of $60 Million Spike In Health Care Costs

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:20:36 in Politics

“Now republicans will put their predictions into the future so they hang on to slamming Obamacare. No matter how successful it becomes they won't let go, like Benghazi and Kenya born president, etc.”
Education Department To Renew Sallie Mae Contract, Despite Allegations Of Wrongdoing

Education Department To Renew Sallie Mae Contract, Despite Allegations Of Wrongdoing

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 16:49:22 in Politics

“Amen! Simple solution. Then need walk the walk, but they don't. Wall St. Democrats.”
Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 23:03:52 in Business

“It was a corporate decision. Pay attention!”
Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 21:59:09 in Business

“You reply with cynicism to a person you don't even know. Reflection? Just sayin'.”

aschiavo611 on Nov 27, 2013 at 22:11:43

“Oh, but it's OK for you to decry an entire company due to the actions of one location?”
Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Pizza Hut Employee: I Was Fired For Defending Thanksgiving (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 21:05:58 in Business

“Pizza Hut Warning: I will never buy your product again. There will be a backlash against Pizza Hut and they'll re-hire the young man if he hasn't found something better. He'll be a hero and on TV, radio, etc. "Fight the power. We got to fight the powers that be."”

aschiavo611 on Nov 27, 2013 at 21:25:17

“I'm sure you'll hold to that, random suddenly righteous person on the Internet.”
Group Of Top Officials From Past Campaigns Push For 2016 Debate Changes

Group Of Top Officials From Past Campaigns Push For 2016 Debate Changes

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 12:32:02 in Politics

“If we're going to put a stop to it we've got to do more than post here and vote. We have to fundamentally change the election cycle and get money out of politics. A tall order since the media benefits the most with billions in revenue from the ads. They'll keep the message the same and ignore income inequality, to me the defining issue of our times, yet rarely discussed. Money corrupts both sides, although not equally. I don't want to make a false equivalent.”
'Dark Money' Nonprofit Political Spending Restricted In Proposed IRS Rules

'Dark Money' Nonprofit Political Spending Restricted In Proposed IRS Rules

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 12:24:52 in Politics

“Justice Kennedy said CU would not give the appearance of corruption and to most people I know it wreaks of corruption (Both sides). If it gives the appearance of corruption it must be repealed according to his writing. It clearly gives the loudest voice to the richest who don't even need to identify themselves. They define the issues we talk about. They choose the candidates we vote for. Corruption for the rich to gain and retain power. Bogus. ”
Group Of Top Officials From Past Campaigns Push For 2016 Debate Changes

Group Of Top Officials From Past Campaigns Push For 2016 Debate Changes

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 12:15:56 in Politics

“They are much of the middle class and have been bamboozled to voting against their own self interest with wedge issues (Abortion) and abstractions (Freedom and Liberty). What has the gop done or try to do for the middle class other than have them pay for the military?”
Group Of Top Officials From Past Campaigns Push For 2016 Debate Changes

Group Of Top Officials From Past Campaigns Push For 2016 Debate Changes

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 11:21:33 in Politics

“Agreed that a party's ideology should be transparent, but the GOP is not up front and try to persuade people they are for the middle class when it's clearly a ruse. They are all about tax cuts for the rich and deregulation for business. Both hurt the middle class.”

Bjorn Lib on Nov 27, 2013 at 11:41:58

“Nonsense. Republicans ARE the middle class.”
Group Of Top Officials From Past Campaigns Push For 2016 Debate Changes

Group Of Top Officials From Past Campaigns Push For 2016 Debate Changes

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 11:06:31 in Politics

“The more the GOP talks, the more transparent their ideology becomes, so of course they want a shorter debate cycle. It's all about tax cuts for the rich and deregulation for business, while fleecing the middle class.”

omegapoint on Nov 27, 2013 at 11:38:42

“Especially since their ideology eventually boils down to supply side trickle down economics. That sham has run its course. If the least of us, minimum wage workers, aren't kept in the economic loop than your economic ideology is ethically and morally bankrupt. Its the Aura that eminates from them as they pontificate on stage.”

Bjorn Lib on Nov 27, 2013 at 11:12:31

“A party's ideology SHOULD be transparent. Obama should take a page from the Republican's book. "If you like your plan, you can keep it".”
Mark Obenshain To Ask For Recount In Virginia Attorney General's Race

Mark Obenshain To Ask For Recount In Virginia Attorney General's Race

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 22:53:52 in Politics

“I think Ken Cuchinelli is the decider in this thing. They'll stop at nothing to attain power. Watch out!”
GOP Wants To Steal Turkey From Poor People, White House Says

GOP Wants To Steal Turkey From Poor People, White House Says

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 19:13:49 in Politics

“GOP don't care about veterans. They use the military as political pawns because it makes them sound patriotic, but it's all hypocrisy. They send them to war for oil, and to protect their sponsors corporate business interests around the world. They just want servicemen and women to do their bidding while in the military and then they are on their own. The GOP votes against veterans benefits and want to cut the benefits they have. There is the hypocrisy. Fight for me and then get lost.”
'Dark Money' Nonprofit Political Spending Restricted In Proposed IRS Rules

'Dark Money' Nonprofit Political Spending Restricted In Proposed IRS Rules

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:40:42 in Politics

“I'm well aware of wrong doing on both sides and want it all stopped so we can have fair elections without misleading information. Most of all I hate the right wing freedom and liberty abstraction under false pretense.”

3x on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:15:06

“Stopping all sides from excercising their freedom of speech is not fair elections. Nor is assuming that all speech is "misleading" or trying to regulate speech based on it being "misleading." The government may not restrict speech, including restrictions on what is spent on speech or restrictions on speech it deems "misleading."”
'Dark Money' Nonprofit Political Spending Restricted In Proposed IRS Rules

'Dark Money' Nonprofit Political Spending Restricted In Proposed IRS Rules

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 15:13:06 in Politics

“It's a good thing, but I assume the bad actors will find another way to distort the process while hiding behind, "Freedom and Liberty," while at the same time taking away freedom and liberty by voter suppression and putting prods into pregnant women against their will. Every little bit helps.”

3x on Nov 26, 2013 at 15:28:24

“You realize that there are similar groups - liberal SuperPACs and the like - working against those things too, right?”
Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 14:47:40 in Politics

“Time will tell. It's working well in states with Democratic Governors. Sorry neo "con," your party is not long for this rapidly changing country dedicated to old white guys. I'm one, but wish to share with others.”
Chris Christie Rips GOP For 'Bad Decision-Making And A Loss Of Courage'

Chris Christie Rips GOP For 'Bad Decision-Making And A Loss Of Courage'

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 20:06:53 in Politics

“You can say the same thing about our country who elected W twice.”
Key Senate Democrats Flip, Now Ready For Filibuster Reform Via 'Nuclear Option'

Key Senate Democrats Flip, Now Ready For Filibuster Reform Via 'Nuclear Option'

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 20:05:32 in Politics

“It's a great strategy for GOP to obstruct, if they can get away with it. Leave as many court appointments open as possible, so Rep. can fill them if and when they attain the WH. So far Dems have allowed it. Hopefully they'll get a spine and end the obstruction. Reps will cry, "Unfair. Bullies. Impossible to work with, etc.", but the only people who'll believe them are listeners of talk radio. Go Nuclear! Boom!”
Stephen Colbert Out-Of-Character: 'I Don't Want To Be In Politics, I Want To Talk About Politics'

Stephen Colbert Out-Of-Character: 'I Don't Want To Be In Politics, I Want To Talk About Politics'

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 15:15:27 in Comedy

“Totally brilliant! His entire body is a comedic instrument that he plays like a virtuoso.”

Femonanon on Nov 21, 2013 at 02:32:26

“look up him and Dinello "playing" bassoon...lol”
Chris Christie Rips GOP For 'Bad Decision-Making And A Loss Of Courage'

Chris Christie Rips GOP For 'Bad Decision-Making And A Loss Of Courage'

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 11:53:25 in Politics

“He's posturing for presidential bid. If you go back an read some of the things he's said in the past, he's as radical as the rest of the GOP. Trying now to distance himself from the insanity he's been part of. Look at his legislative record towards the middle class in NJ. Magnetic personality, but not a man of the people.”

carbec on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:23:27

“Some people vote for the shiny object. Christie puts forth a persona of middle-class rhetoric while he cancels a tunnel that would have helped New Jersey, railed against teachers, went after unions. He is also anti-choice, vetoed a minimum wage bill, and was against marriage equality.

This is a Regressive whose rhetoric doesn't match his deeds. Unfortunately, low information voters elect officials based on sound bites.”

Jennifer Mead on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:21:13

“x2. NJ has completely lost it, guess they are part of the new south?”
Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security

Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 00:26:14 in Politics

“Elizabeth Warren, the heart and soul of the middle class in today's senate. A woman of the people who will not be bought or bullied. A fighter I proudly stand beside and behind. More politicians will line up with her, if we let it be known we support her ideas.”
Bill Maher Bashes Supreme Court Over Voting Rights, Citizens United: 'You F*cked Up, You Shouldn't Have Trusted Us'

Bill Maher Bashes Supreme Court Over Voting Rights, Citizens United: 'You F*cked Up, You Shouldn't Have Trusted Us'

Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 16:59:28 in Comedy

“They can't vote, but they can affect how people vote by spending money and supporting or attacking a position. Keep it real please.”

oyeller on Nov 17, 2013 at 21:13:23

“True a mis type I meant affect votes.”
Timothy Geithner Implemented Regulation That Went Easy On The Private Equity Industry; Now He's Going To Work For It

Timothy Geithner Implemented Regulation That Went Easy On The Private Equity Industry; Now He's Going To Work For It

Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 01:03:10 in Politics

“My first reaction was anger, but your post clarified. I forgot private equity received nothing directly. Thanks.”

ChasG on Nov 17, 2013 at 15:14:09

“Thank you for your discernment.  Faved again, my friend.”

slappington on Nov 17, 2013 at 13:03:43

“Nonsense, private equity is buying whole neighborhoods rendered insolvent through the policies of Geithner in support of his “private, owner-operator pals” in residence of the intentionally mislabeled “federal reserve”.

The “federal reserve” represents a system of 12 regional banks with ancillary members whose commercial names number roughly 4,000 (not to be confused with number of units per name as that number is well over 4,000).

Private equity? Membership to this “system” is limited to privately owned and operated banks which enjoy 6% guaranteed return of “paid-in” receipts garnered through “fractional reserve ratios of ten-to-one generated as capital created out of thin air and accounting journal entry.

Geithner’s policies and inaction in the face of systemic fraud have paid the private equities to the tune of Romney’s April 17, 2010 disclosure in the Las Vegas Journal Review that defrauded borrowers be returned to their homes as renters after the fraud plays out.”
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