"How bad has it got to get before a dummed down public sees the truth?"
Our failure to properly fund education is destroying every fabric of what once
Washington will be broken until democrats are out of power. How bad has it got
to get before a dummed down public sees the truth? Barack Obama is what our
founders had nightmares about and the entire progressive movement will destroy
...and I mean destroy....every fabric of what once was America.
The Editorial Board is off the mark on this one. It is true that there will need
to be minor remedies to the SS and Medicare funds but they pale in comparison to
a threat of default on debts. The Trustees' report said that within 15
years the depletion of the those funds reserves will result in some reduction of
benefits unless taxes or benefits are changed. The reductions in benefits would
be about 12 percent based on current levels. But These changes are not at all
horrific. In other words changes in the eligibility age or minor reduction in
benefits would balance the income and disbursement of funding. By the way, how
many state, county or city budgets have reserved funds. I believe the DN is
making a mountain out of a mole hill when there is already a Mountain of a
different kind in front of us.
The delusion here is rather comical. The liberal democrats 'hope'
that the Republicans .....(fill in the blank) and The Republicans
'hope' that the Democrats will.....(fill in the blank), but I for one
have no 'hope' in citizens who are so naive as to think that
'Washington' politicians would ever do anything but what will protect
their own self-interest, including ignoring anything that will actually help the
a common citizen. How naive and how long do I have to suffer such nonsense!
That's why I have to laugh!
goatesnotesKamas, UTI agree it would help if they would
actually get face-to-face and talk to each other... instead of just talking to
each other through the media, never really having a dialog, just trying to score
your points through the media in hopes of bending the public opinion polls...
but not really listening to anything the other side says or even trying to be
constructive or work anything out.Maybe we should put a News
blackout on this one and sequester them like a jury in a room where they have to
stay until they work it out, in order to force them talk to each other instead
of just talking to the cameras.
This is an oxymoron! Washington tackles hard issues? You have to be kidding!
Nobody wants to tackle hard issues, least of all the politicians put in charge
of tackling them. The delusion of a socialist utopia drives our politics,
something that will fail when it all comes to a head. America was not made to
be a socialist country, but liberty and fascism will collide and a victor will
ultimately be declared.
The "wish list" on how to move the government out of its stalemate grows
shorter each day. How about a few statesmen from both sides sitting in a room
until they hammer it out together? Are there enough pragmatists left to gather
who can discuss what's best for America? That's all I have on my my
short list of wishes now. Let's encourage them to at least open with a
conversation around a table. What wearies me is the constant sniping at each
other through the media. They resemble school yard taunts. We can do better than
"negotiation" through public name calling.
Iron Rod,I really don't know how I could amplify it more.Google "Dems Lock Out Republicans — Literally", and read the ABC
News report (dated Oct 21, 2009). Democrats literally changed the locks on the
doors and wouldn't let Republicans into the committee meetings on
ObamaCare.------The 2nd topic... This is a quote from a
ObamaCare vote count article."The final vote tally for the
Senate version of President Obama's health care reform legislation in the
House was 219-212, with 34 Democrats joining all Republicans in opposition...
Speaker Pelosi needed to make a last-day deal with Rep. Bart Stupak and his
small group of pro-life Democrats in order to achieve passage".In other words, it passed by 7 votes. All Republicans voted against it, and
even 34 Democrats voted against it... but still it passed because Democrats had
such an unhealthy majority at the time. ----Agree with
the opposition or not... it's good for the debate to have some minority
representation to bring even a modicum of compromise.Balance is
good. Total and complete elimination of the other party Democrats seem to
dream of would lead to one-party tyranny IMO.
Re 2 BitsCottonwood Heights.Would you be so kind as to amplify
two of your comments."Lock Republicans out of Obama Care
Debate"Ram it through without a single minority vote"In my view it passed both houses of Congress and the President Signed it
and it went to the Supreme Court and they passed on it and then it was one of
the major issues in the last Presidential election. The candidate that lost
wanted to repeal it the first day in office.To me many people
validated it including the majority of the population in the last election.Please correct me if I am wrong but has not the House of Representatives
in the last year voted over 40 times on this issue?
In my opinion: We need to get rid of the entire leadership starting at the WH
then Congress and put in people who are willing to work for the good of the
country, not the good of a specific tiny group of people.
Of course WE think our Washington needs to address the "REAL" issues.
Problem is... to THEM the "REAL" issue is getting the other party
un-elected and more their brand elected. They have their eye on the wrong
issue...Obama promised to change "Washington-as-usual". So
the first thing he does is lock Republicans out of the ObamaCare debate... and
ram it through without a single minority vote? How does he think that is going
to END the divide??All that did was teach Republicans the lesson
that they aren't going to even be INVOLVED in government while Democrats
had a Super-Majority. They won't have a say in ANYTHING unless they get
numbers in Washington. So now the ONLY thing that matters is getting numbers
in Washington (because IF Democrats get a super-majority again they know the
minority will have no say in government). IMO how Democrats handled their
brief Super-Majority honeymoon poisoned the well in Washington for a LOOONG time
(instead of fixing it).It also gave Democrats hope that they can
wipe out Republicans once and for all... and never have to worry about sharing
government again (a dangerous attitude)
From the opinion piece:"Democrats have said they won’t
negotiate until the government is funded and the debt ceiling is raised.
Republicans are making hay over the Democrats’ refusal to negotiate, but
in fairness, Republicans have not laid down terms for any reasonable negotiation
other than to demand concessions."Absolutely.
In regard to spending money that we do not have.Can any one explain
the rational of borrowoing money to give it away in the form of foreign aid?Who are more important American Citizens or people living in foreign
Obama and the Democrats are right not to negotiate with economic terrorists. As
long as the debt limit is being held hostage, he should hold firm.
What happened to the tea rarity ultra conservative revolution?