If US-House Republicans corrupt cartel, ideology and greed being their principal
motivators of nothing said that they should be working on real tax reforms also
that closes the GOP loopholes through deregulations plus start balancing taxes,
get rid of off shore tax safe havens, wealthy Americans can evade paying taxes
by hiding their money in offshore accounts with little fear that either the
financial institution or the country that houses their money will report them to
the IRS. Get rid of all "Loopholes that Allow Qualifying Institutions to
Still Serve as Conduits for Tax Evasion." It's called money, greed,
corruption, above the law, (ignore us common people unless they need your
votes), career politician's who will take money from any special interest and
say or do anything to keep his hold on power. It's secret government by the
insiders, for the insiders only today. That's for BIG BUSINESS "ONLY"
and their deep pocket's, challenged Barack Obama to really overhaul the
nation's tax code. That's fine with me. I would agree with that in a heart beat,
as long as it got rid of all this GOP deregulation corruption that they started.
'But separation of church and state requires that such moral beliefs not be
imposed on others against their will.' - Considering | 6:55 p.m.
Prop 8 was an example that conservatives only want their 'morals' followed... when it suits their purpose. When it's life-saving
treatment? 'Don't force others to donate...'
Re: EsquireOnce you get past the gimmicks and rhetoric of the the
Democrats, all you have left is hypocrisy. They are as phony as a three dollar
bill. They'll cut a few named programs, and pump money into other programs that
they love, including their pork. It's enough to make you want to throw up.
Is this now a mandate? Is this "our way or no way" by the
republicans? Isn't that what they were arguing against when the democrats had
control? I find this very amusing! Same old song and dance that will continue
until the people wake up and put real people in power, not rich people who can
fight over "our" futures without concern of how it affects
"us." Right now, politics is for the rich, and that needs to change
to see real change in this country!
It's ironic that the Republicans think that they have a "mandate" to
cut the federal deficit. Under Reagan, and Bush, they have shown zero ability
to rein in spending. They are pretty good at cutting taxes, but that has added
to the deficit even more than their inability to cut spending. I just can't see
them succeeding. All of this political posturing is just a cynical attempt to
regain political power.
Where was the GOP when a certain Republican president took Clinton's surplus and
flushed it down the toilet?Where was this call for cutting costs
when that President drove up deficits and expanded government?Where
was the worry of costs when the GOP Congress let that President take us to 2
different and costly wars?Why they only angry when a Demo is in the
White House? Interesting.
After all we've been through with the federal government for decades, the
ignorant blind still want to be led by the corrupt blind. Big government never
has solved a single problem, but they have caused myriads of them. Let the
people rule at a lower level.
Once you get past the gimmicks and rhetoric of the the Republicans, all you have
left is hypocrisy. They are as phony as a three dollar bill. They'll cut a few
named programs, and pump money into other programs that they love, including
their pork. It's enough to make you want to throw up.
For me this is really very simple.Many believe there is a moral or
religious obligation to provide financial help including helping pay for
healthcare costs for the poor. I don't disagree.But separation of
church and state requires that such moral beliefs not be imposed on others
against their will.I have no objection if others wish to participate
in some kind of utopian or communitarian medical expense sharing system. If
they can show that it is working well to provide for those in need while
encouraging self-reliance I might even ask if I can join.But I
greatly resent being forced to fund others' grand ideas under threat of criminal
penalties.I don't force others to donate to my preferred charities:
be they religious or secular. I am charitable with MY money; not what belongs
to others. I wish liberals would stop forcing me to support their favored
Let's call out everyone in Congress who still supports Obama's health care laws.
It will help us learn who to vote for in 2012.
Cut WHAT? It's getting old asking that question with no answers! BTW, I'm sure glad our founding fathers (the ones the neocons seem to know
personally) had the same "no compromise" attitude. Wait.....
Everyone knows Obamacare will not be repealed - this is a "show" vote
that allows the House GOP to pound their chests and posture for political
purposes, nothing more.What will be interesting is to see how the
Democrats punish freshman GOP Representatives from swing districts by pointing
out that:1) They are reinstituting the denial of benefits for
children with pre-existing conditions.2) They are ripping these
protections away without any corresponding alternative.What will
also be interesting is to see how far Darrel Issa will accomodate the CEOs he
recently sent letters to asking which regulations they'd like to see abolished.
Hopefully his efforts won't have the same result as Bush's
suspension of Clean Air Act regulations for coal power plants in east Texas,
where pecan farmers have been devastated by the accompanying sulphuric oxide
pollution.Any bets on whether Rio Tinto will push for exemption for
environmental regulations for their real estate developments in the Salt Lake
I'm amazed that the GOP thinks this short game is going to do them or the
country any long-term good.First, the Dems were one chess move ahead
of them on the healthcare bill. Are they going to repeal the parts that have
just been enacted? Which ones? The part that prohibits denial of coverage to
children with cancer? Or the part that closes the prescription drug donut
hole?In order to have to repeal, they're going to have to identify
which parts they don't like. And when they do that, the public will realize that
they DO like them. Polls show that a person's opposition to the healthcare bill
is directly proportional to their ignorance about what the bill actually
contains. The more they know about what's actually in it, the more likely they
are to like it. Good luck explaining to the public why you took away insurance
for kids with cancer, Cantor!Obama's ability to get Republicans and
Democrats to work together during the lame duck session gave his numbers a huge
boost, proving that what the American people want isn't a Republican government,
but an effective one.
'At the same time, incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., conceded
the new GOP majority intends to bypass its own new rules when it votes next week
to wipe out the health care law approved by Democrats in 2010.' - Article Chicago style politics anyone? Republicans 'vowed'
to stop Healthcare reform. Not repeal it. Now, after Healthcare
reform passed, now they 'vow' to repeal it. Republicans gain
majority in the House in 2010 Midterms. Let's forget about the
promises of jobs too.