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Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 12:18:45 in Politics

“And you sound like a complete sociopath.”
Elizabeth Warren Slams Ken Cuccinelli, Other 'Backward-Looking Ideologues'

Elizabeth Warren Slams Ken Cuccinelli, Other 'Backward-Looking Ideologues'

Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 15:10:01 in Politics

“Never underestimate the ability of some folks to deny what is clearly in their faces.”
AFL-CIO To Democrats: We'll Work To End Your Career If You Cut Social Security Or Medicare

AFL-CIO To Democrats: We'll Work To End Your Career If You Cut Social Security Or Medicare

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 12:30:14 in Politics

“It's time for a political party that favors people over money.

It used to be the Democrats but not any more.”

Celiene on Oct 21, 2013 at 12:50:46

“That's EXACTLY why the Progressive Movement MUST take hold. If a bunch of illiterate rubes can sustain the Tea Party, surely us educated, FORWARD thinking Progressive Liberals can do it too! WE MUST! The time could NOT be more ripe!

www.progressivesunited.org
Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts

Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 12:11:43 in Politics

“Raising taxes to 1950's levels would pay off the debt rather quickly.  Don't you pine for the 50's?”
Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts

Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 01:19:13 in Politics

“You get to get what you are entitled to get.  What you pay is proscribed by law too.  
Don't like it?  Move.”
Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts

Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 01:10:40 in Politics

“So rather then raise taxes on corporations and the rich they are willing to undercut the social safety net. Rather then cut subsides to record profit industries like the oil corporations they check the price of cat food and cut SSI increases.

Who are these people and what planet do they live on? Where are the Democrats with backbone?

Social Security is an entitlement. You, me, him and her are all entitled to it. We paid into it and by law we are entitled to get it.”

Craig Schultz on Oct 21, 2013 at 02:23:20

“Why is the only option to raise taxes?

Both side have said that there is waste of various kinds in the operation of the government, why not go after what both sides agree is there but neither side seems interested in going after?”

MiddleForkedRoad on Oct 21, 2013 at 01:17:29

“"We paid into it and by law we are entitled to get it. "

Get it from me?
Where in that statement does it say I get to pay part of yours?”
Vandalism Of Christian Graves Latest In Attacks On Church And Other Religious Sites In Jerusalem

Vandalism Of Christian Graves Latest In Attacks On Church And Other Religious Sites In Jerusalem

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 14:42:00 in Religion

“When it's said in Israel "Never again" they're only talking about Jews.”
McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Skeptical Of Campaign Contribution Limits

McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Skeptical Of Campaign Contribution Limits

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 15:54:14 in Politics

“Death is the only term limit for a Justice of the Supreme Court.”

joyfulworld on Oct 8, 2013 at 16:00:21

“And when can we expect such a thing?”

Daniel Bostdorf on Oct 8, 2013 at 15:58:39

“No there is another legal one: A supreme court justice is appointed for life that is true. However under article l and ll of the constitution they can be impeached and removed from office but only for the same kinds of crimes that any other official can be impeached. Article lll states that judges will hold their offices during good behavior and that is interpreted to mean high crimes and misdemeanors would permit impeachment. This would not include a statement or deciding made by the court. Impeachment must begin in the house of Representatives.”
Obama Administration Questioning Suspected Terrorists On Ships Rather Than CIA 'Black' Sites

Obama Administration Questioning Suspected Terrorists On Ships Rather Than CIA 'Black' Sites

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 10:51:42 in Politics

“Obama speaks well.”

Hannah06 on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:23:52

“As long as he has his teleprompter.”
Afghanistan War Anniversary Marks 12 Years Of Conflict

Afghanistan War Anniversary Marks 12 Years Of Conflict

Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 15:13:46 in World

“Twelve years of the military industrial complex ineptness. The only thing the American MIC is good at is making money.”
Obama: Social Security Checks Will Stop When Debt Ceiling Is Reached

Obama: Social Security Checks Will Stop When Debt Ceiling Is Reached

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 21:02:39 in Politics

“Gee I didn't know SSI was funded by the budget. Or contributed to the deficit.”

StuPudasso on Oct 3, 2013 at 23:33:14

“SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is NOT SS (Social Security- actually OASDI -Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance). Do your homework.”

msbeal on Oct 3, 2013 at 21:36:29

“Except for that brief payroll tax 'holiday' Social Security ran about 180 billion a year to the good. Excesses beyond payouts are usually used to buy Treasury notes. Last time I looked the Social Security Trust Fund is owed about 3 trillion dollars by the US government.

I always found it amusing how they showed SS outlays as debt payment and ignored the income side of that ledger. It gave the false impression SS operated in the red when it doesn't.”

marysheepdog70 on Oct 3, 2013 at 21:11:18

“Another example of how we need a sarcasm font...LOL...”
11 Reasons Why A Government Shutdown Is Terrible For You

11 Reasons Why A Government Shutdown Is Terrible For You

Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 02:16:39 in Politics

“This is a failed political process. The two party system doesn't work if everyone doesn't play ball.”

ForCryinOutLoud on Oct 1, 2013 at 03:34:31

“F&F”

mlmg1000 on Oct 1, 2013 at 02:23:41

“And here one of Obamas campaign promises has long been forgotten by him , to work with all parties and to get along with them all , more Obama campaign lies.”
Keith Alexander: In Best Interest Of U.S. To 'Put All The Phone Records' Into A Searchable 'Lockbox'

Keith Alexander: In Best Interest Of U.S. To 'Put All The Phone Records' Into A Searchable 'Lockbox'

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 22:04:00 in Politics

“Nobody knows what the heck the NAS is doing but I'd bet on this, they have the technology to monitor every phone call and every key stroke and they do.

But it's secret so don't tell anyone.”

cabot on Sep 26, 2013 at 22:26:19

“Good morning, Rip Van, how are you today?”
House GOP Debt Ceiling Offer To Include Pro-Wall Street Provisions, Health Care Cuts

House GOP Debt Ceiling Offer To Include Pro-Wall Street Provisions, Health Care Cuts

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 14:44:23 in Politics

“While taking the food out of the mouths of children hundreds of millions of dollars are wasted putting on a show in Syria.

What twisted priorities.”
Nearly One In 10 U.S. Watersheds Is 'Stressed'; Demand For Water Outpacing Supply: CIRES Study

Nearly One In 10 U.S. Watersheds Is 'Stressed'; Demand For Water Outpacing Supply: CIRES Study

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 12:15:06 in Green

“Never mind, frack that.”

Scott Winters on Sep 25, 2013 at 12:33:50

“I have a better idea. Much better.
http://larouchepac.com/nawapaxxi/feature
Michael Froman, Top U.S. Trade Official, Sides With Tar Sands Advocates In EU Negotiations

Michael Froman, Top U.S. Trade Official, Sides With Tar Sands Advocates In EU Negotiations

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 23:46:05 in Politics

“This is odd considering Obama's commitment to fighting climate change.”
Michael Froman, Top U.S. Trade Official, Sides With Tar Sands Advocates In EU Negotiations

Michael Froman, Top U.S. Trade Official, Sides With Tar Sands Advocates In EU Negotiations

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 20:35:17 in Politics

“This man serves at the pleasure of the President. That makes me question Obama's commitment to climate change.”
Lynne Cheney Told Alan Simpson To 'Shut Your Mouth,' Says Former Senator's Daughter

Lynne Cheney Told Alan Simpson To 'Shut Your Mouth,' Says Former Senator's Daughter

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 15:58:38 in Politics

“... but he's talking bout Shaft.”

ex-eye-in-the-sky on Sep 24, 2013 at 16:18:16

“...dam* right...”

Ophelia1000 on Sep 24, 2013 at 16:15:13

“Right on....; )”

norsegirl on Sep 24, 2013 at 16:03:29

“L O L”
How To Beat Hillary Clinton -- Daily Intelligencer

How To Beat Hillary Clinton -- Daily Intelligencer

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 13:51:30 in Politics

“Illegal and immoral war of choice.  She's a warmonger who voted to show the boys she swings one too.”
How To Beat Hillary Clinton -- Daily Intelligencer

How To Beat Hillary Clinton -- Daily Intelligencer

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 00:49:22 in Politics

“Running another war monger for President? If she couldn't see through the Bush bull spit in 2002 and voted for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force that gave us the Iraq war how can she be trusted as President?

I mean one of the reasons for running a woman is that she isn't a warmongering man. Running a warmonger woman is counterintuitive at best.”

JimK2 on Sep 24, 2013 at 03:01:55

“Hillary voted for u.n. inspectors NOT war. Bush already had authorization to invade Iraq.

SENATOR CLINTON: While there is no perfect approach to this thorny dilemma, and while people of good faith and high intelligence can reach diametrically opposed conclusions, I believe the best course is to go to the UN for a strong resolution that scraps the 1998 restrictions on inspections and calls for complete, unlimited inspections with cooperation expected and demanded from Iraq.

Even though the resolution before the Senate is not as strong as I would like in requiring the diplomatic route first and placing highest priority on a simple, clear requirement for unlimited inspections, I will take the President at his word that he will try hard to pass a UN resolution and will seek to avoid war, if at all possible.

If we get the resolution and Saddam does not comply, then we can attack him with far more support and legitimacy than we would have otherwise.
http://aumf.awardspace.com/
Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Both Pragmatic And Realistic' About Running For President In 2016

Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Both Pragmatic And Realistic' About Running For President In 2016

Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 21:12:41 in Politics

“My candidate?  You are a very confused individual ain't you?
But approving of a warmongering woman isn't an upgrade.  ”
Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Both Pragmatic And Realistic' About Running For President In 2016

Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Both Pragmatic And Realistic' About Running For President In 2016

Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 21:10:30 in Politics

“Oh, a preemptive war based on lies and approved by fools is being very adult.
You are a dolt.  ”
Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Both Pragmatic And Realistic' About Running For President In 2016

Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Both Pragmatic And Realistic' About Running For President In 2016

Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 11:14:51 in Politics

“Who didn't know that when it happened?”

Party-of-many on Sep 22, 2013 at 11:25:32

“Who continued to vote to fund the war after he got elected? How about your candidate Sen Obama? Have you thought about that? You seem to want to punish her for her vote which is your right yet ignore your candidate who continued to vote to fund the same war he said he would have voted against had he been in the senate. Ever heard of consistency in thinking? You seem to have a double-standard...”
Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Both Pragmatic And Realistic' About Running For President In 2016

Hillary Clinton: 'I'm Both Pragmatic And Realistic' About Running For President In 2016

Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 11:02:39 in Politics

“Really folks want this woman as the first woman President?

Wouldn't it be an easier sell if she wasn't a warmonger who voted to Authorize the Use of Military Force in 2002 and started the Iraq War?

Where is the change from all the men who came before?”

Party-of-many on Sep 22, 2013 at 11:08:22

“Living in the past I see...perhaps you can mature at some point. It might help. Yes, she voted to authorize the war and guess who continued to fund it all during his 4 short years in the US Congress? Sen Obama. Your childishness is not surprising however since that fact has been conveniently ignored.”

robinchicago on Sep 22, 2013 at 11:05:47

“Exactly right .... She is more of the same.”

1PennyLane on Sep 22, 2013 at 11:05:16

“False intel presented to Congress to justify the Iraq war. Who doesn't know that now?”
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