Member since 2001
Kansas City, MO - Formerly of ND, U.S. of A.
The selfish freeloaders...
The selfish freeloaders are the big multinational corporations that do not pay any or very little taxes. The selfish freeloaders are those Well-To-Do that GW Bush gave the gift of the tax cuts to, those that got us into this economic mess in the first place. Along with the unpaid for Bush wars of choice.
The only way we are to recover from the Conservative Republican caused economic recession is to raise taxes on those most able to pay them - The big multinational corporations and the Well To Do.
Stop our wars of aggression.
Get our Living Wage Jobs back into this country.
The government needs to spend money in THIS country. Money that will help those in need of help, the middle and lower class.
Without money, people cannot buy anything. If they cannot buy anything, businesses cannot sell anything. If they cannot sell anything, they lay off their workers, making the situation worse.
Cutting Social security, Medicare and Medicaid is counter productive, as that only makes matters worse because that removes even more money from circulation. The fix is to get more money into circulation. You do not do that by giving tax cuts to the Rich. They will not spend it.
You do it by getting our Living Wage Jobs back into this country. You do it by COLA's for Social Security. You do it by Single Payer Universal Health Care. You do that by WPA style work programs, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. You do it by building high speed rail crisscrossing our once great county, as the Interstate highways were built.
Don't listen the the Republicans. Their way is what cause this recession in the first place and they are still working for the same old results, saying what was done to break it is the way to fix it. No, it ain't. The fix is to do the opposite of what got us in this economic mess.
Raise taxes on the Well to Do.
Stop the wars.
Get our Living Wage Jobs back into this country.
We are being sold down the river for the benefit of our corporate owners.
Any so-called solution by the Gang of Six, or who ever, that negatively effects the middle and lower classes, as this does, the Heart of America, is not any real solution. We are not the problem. We did not cause this economic mess.
What needs to be done is to stop our expensive high tech terrorism in the Middle East and else where and close over 800 military basses world wide.
Start taxing those who can most afford it.
During the Eisenhower years, the top tax rate was 91% and the economy soared. Each year that the top tax rate was cut, the economy got worse. After the corruption that was bush II's administration, we are now circling the drain and most of the ideas coming out of WDC, are designed to make things worse for the average citizens and better for our corporate owners.
Clinton managed to raise taxes on those who could most afford it to 35% and we as a nation, started doing pretty good. The accumulated debt would have been paid off in ten years, except for the appointment of Bush the lesser. He cut taxes, thereby decreasing revenue, then drastically increased spending, mostly on the credit card. Two needless wars and a prescription drug program, also on the credit card, finished the job.
Social Security and Medicare are line items on our pay stubs. Neither have anything to do with the debt or the deficit. So why are they on the table when the real problem is our military spending and lack of equable taxation? The Social Security and Medicare "problems" are cause by our loss of living wage jobs overseas. Get them back into this country, so those people can pay their share of taxes again, instead of being on unemployment and welfare.
Our representatives in Washington are not representing us, U.S. any more. They are not representing the best interest of the United States as a whole.
Our representatives are representing the corporations that have bought and paid for them. The so-called gang of 6 are not doing any of us any favors. They are working for others.
What is behind the real problem here? The real problem is because the Republicans don't want to improve government. They want it to be inefficient and corrupt so they can justify butchering the hell out of it, and that's why they do such a bang up job making government fail whenever they are elected. The party of NO! is working to bankrupt this country for their own benefit.
The treasonous Grover Norquist's "No New Tax pledge" is only one way they plan to bankrupt this country. The wars are off the table. The Pentagon budget, larger than the rest of the world combined, will suffer only minor token cuts at best. But programs that have proven to be of benefit to millions of middle and lower class citizens that depend on them, are on the table to be basically destroyed.
Our Constitution Starts out "We the people.." Where are the people in all this budget cutting? Where is the general welfare of the people the Constitution talks about?
How can we be the Greatest nation on earth,
if we can't/won't even take care of our own citizens?
The party of NO!
The party of NO! got us into this economic mess with two unnecessary, off budget wars and major tax cuts for those most able to pay. Now they want Social Security and Medicare recipients to shoulder the costs. Neither Social Security or Medicare has anything to do with the debt or the deficit. We pay for those with a line item out of each pay check.
When the Republicans are in control, deficits don't matter. Now suddenly they do? What changed besides the political affiliation of the President? With the change of the President, suddenly all that the Republicans said was good under the last Administration, now are bad?
Where is the welfare or the American people in this three ring circus that is our dysfunctional government? John Boehner never even hinted last night.
Why is there no talk of cutting the Pentagon budget, a budget as large as the rest of the world combined? Why is there no talk of stopping the 5 or 6 or however many wars we've started.
Where is the talk of changing the tax structure to bring our Living Wage Jobs back into this country again? Living Wage jobs that use to be the powerful engine for a booming economy.
Where is the talk on making the Well-To-Do pay their fair share of taxes again? Why do they think it is OK to make Social Security and Medicare recipients pay for the Republican's greed?
Why are we the only industrialized country without some form of Single Payer, Universal Health Care?
The Republicans have proven beyond a doubt, they don't want to improve government. They want it to be inefficient and corrupt so they can justify butchering the #e11 out of it, and that's why they do such a bang up job making government fail whenever they are elected.
Medical coverage is best if every one is covered
The answer to our high health costs is Single Payer, Universal Health Care. We as a country have the highest health cost in the world. Why? Because of the "Your Money or Your Life", profits first mentality of the health insurance companies. Millions have no coverage at all. 30 to 40% of our health insurance premiums goes for overhead and profits. Medicare is only 3% or so overhead, no profit involved. The money just goes to pay the bills. You lose your job, you lose your coverage. Or at the very least the premiums you pay go way up.
Medical coverage is best if every one is covered. Single Payer, Universal Health Care will do this. We are the last hold out. No other country wants what we have for health care in this country. Every other industrialized country has gone to some kind of universal health care. None are going back to private insurance coverage.
Why do we have such deplorable, expensive health care in this country? Why haven't we gone to a single payer payer health care plan as everyone else has?
It's because the Republicans don't want to improve government. They want it to be inefficient and corrupt so they can justify butchering the hell out of it, and that's why they do such a bang up job making government fail whenever they are elected. The party of NO! is working to bankrupt this country for their own benefit.
The treasonous Grover Norquist's "No New Tax pledge" is only one way they plan to bankrupt this country. The wars are off the table. The Pentagon budget, larger than the rest of the world combined, will suffer only minor token cuts at best. But programs that have proven to be of benefit to millions of middle and lower class American citizens that depend on them, are on the table to be basically destroyed.
Our Constitution Starts out "We the people.." Where are the people in all this budget cutting? How can we be the Greatest nation on earth, if we can't/won't even take care of our own citizens?
Except for the idiots...
Except for the idiots who keep voting for the treasonous Right wing criminals who are working to overthrow the United States government, how does a working mom, disabled veteran, a laborer who lives paycheck to paycheck bear the burden of blame for the mess that the George W. Bush Republicans created?
GOP motto: If it aint broke, fix it till it is.
Now that we've correctly laid the blame, how do we fix the mess the Republicans made?
Simple. Undo everything the Republicans have done. Rescind Bush's tax cuts on those most able to pay them. Stop the wars. Cut back the Pentagon budget and the military to what it was under Bill Clinton. We make our own enemies because war is profitable. Close most of our military bases around the world. Then slash the Pentagon budget another 50%. Change the laws to make it hurt to out-source our Living Wage Jobs.
Re-regulate Wall Street, the banks, our multinational corporations with head quarters in this country. Reenact the Glass-Steagall Act.
Pay a Living Wage. Enact Single Payer, Universal Health care in this country, as the rest of the world has gone to. Put the greedy, parasitic, useless, middlemen, "Your Money or Your Life" health insurance companies out of business.
In other words do absolutely everything the opposite the Treasonous Republicans and their DINO counter parts around the country want to do and then this country will recover, prosper and once again be a great country that we can be proud of.
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