I don't know if this will link up correctly or not. But I though this
was something Robatoy should see.
Apparently this picture was taken on a stage with a plain blue curtain
background. But when back at the lab.... what happened? Is someone
looking over her shoulder? Were you correct in your suspicions?
I had to laugh when I saw this, and didn't actually read the caption.
Sure thought of you, though.
She's not likely to win the nomination so I suppose this is pointless,
but what is it specifically that you guys don't like about her?
Here's her voting record. What do you find so objectionable:
I decided to back Barry Obama a few months ago so I can't be
characterized as a Clinton supporter. But some of the attacks she
faces seems unwarranted. There's an angry old man running around this
group with a signature that declares her the terrorists' choice. I'm
sorry, but on policy alone, that preference has to belong to Bush. If
FDR has followed the Bush doctrine, he would have attacked Peru after
Pearl Harbor but I digress.
I've got to agree. It baffles me. Around here, it's all Tammy
Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" (at least in the churches..divorce rate
is just as high as anywhere else, maybe higher), but the local papers
published a slew of angry letters about how that "woman" stayed with
her philandering husband, going into a lot of rationales that they
cannot possibly know for sure. It has gone on from there.
I'm not particularly wild about Barry, but McCain has started to make
me very, very nervous. Huckabee would be laughable if I didn't live in
the midst of the kind of zombies who find him lovable.
Certainly I can see reasons to oppose that but unfortunately, we
currently pick up the tab for catastrophic illness. Once a person is
too sick to work - after six months of limbo - medicare picks them up.
(Or something like that, if my details are wrong, pls correct them.)
Medicare is funded by tax payer dollars. Is it "socialism"? If so,
should we abolish that program?
That's fine. I figure old people who can't support themselves after
their employer shows 'em the door will pose little threat since, well,
they're old and poor. And if my neighbor's house is repossessed due to
medical debt, well that's an opportunity for me to expand my
Seriously, I'm not upset with America's entitlements programs. They're
the least generous in the western world and our taxes are by far the
lowest. I'll pay more taxes if they were guaranteed to go to
infrastructure. It's our country. We ought to maintain it. I feel like
we're more concerned with Iraq's infrastructure than our own.
And just how did these people get "old" ... they once were young.
And when they were, they bore the responsibility of preparing
for the day when they no longer worked - just like everyone else.
To look at the end game without looking at the opening moves is
If you feel compassion for people in this situation, you are
entirely free to voluntarily help them via the myriad of
charities setup just for that purpose. You are not morally
entitled to hire the government to stick a gun in my ear to
pay for what you believe needs doing (beyond the very narrow
list of powers enumerated in the Constitution).
Both are irresponsible activities by the Federal government.
Tim Daneliuk firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm just doing group level analysis. While the market system is the
best we have for determining pricing, it's also a zero sum game, i.e.,
they are winners and losers. In a sample of Americans over 65, I will
find some who can't support themselves. There are host of reasons why
they may fall in that category. Many may find themselves there due to
incompetence. Some will be there at no fault of their own.
The issue becomes what do we do about them? Sure, you and I may be
able to take care of ourselves, but do we really want a significant
group of unhealthy specimens in our mix? Infectious diseases know no
bounds. Personally, I take no offense, nor do I feel less free, due to
America's entitlements programs. (When my social security check
arrives, I plan to cash it.)
If you don't like democracy, there *are* other systems. Personally,
I'm kind of fond of ours...
Well, our history is characterized by a bunch of irresponsible and
often ill-advised acts but we've managed to do alright for ourselves.
I don't miss those Limeys one bit....
You do remember the huge gas tax increase of the 90's? It was meant to go
to fix the "crumbling infrastructure". Same with numerous other tax
increases that some have willingly accepted to "improve our
infrastructure". How about we find out where that money is going before
letting the congresscritters take more of the money we have left?
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
Can you provide a source and context for that quote? I remember it as
a measure to fill the budget deficit. And it did. Now suddenly we have
another budget deficit. These ppl can't be trusted with a fork.
We had a balanced federal budget but I certainly didn't mean to imply
deficit reduction. But you must agree that the former must precede the
latter. Unfortunately, the current administration did take fiscal
responsibility too seriously ... okay, they weren't serious at all.
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