I feed and clothe my own family before I help my neighbor. All the money being sent to foreign counries would go a long way to help solve problems in this country. Nearly every day we hear politicians talk about reducing spending in this country by cutting programs that are needed by the young, old, and sickly. Why don't we hear them say they are going to stop sending money to other countries until we can afford it? Why, because most of the politicians in this country are bought and paid for. Not by John Public but by rich companies.
I have read several of the opinions on this forum, and while most like to express their opinion they offer no real solutions. Mostly they want to bash each other. Well I have a suggestion. The religious groups that are such big proponents of pro life in this country should put their money where their mouth is. Instead of building huge churches why not take all that money and build orphan homes and shelters. By building places to help house these children saved from abortion, pro-life advocates can prove they are really sincere.
The death penalty is a difficult issue. Should we execute or not? I think the death penalty in it's simplest form is a strong incentive not commit a crime. But it does not appear to be working very well.
A good example is Texas. As one comedian likes to put it on national TV, Texas is puttin' in and express lane. If that were actually the case it would appear that the death penalty does not stop crime.
Leave the death penalty on the books but set limits to how it is used. Set the rules firmly to protect against executing an innocent person. But by the same token don't allow excessive appeals. If execution is warranted, then do it in a timely fashion so that victims families don't have to be re-live the hurt time and time again.
jonross is a radical republican that walks around with blinders on. If you don't keep you eyes and your mind open you will fall prey to the lies that politicians spew. Republican and Democrat parties both stink!
I am not an expert on health care and I don't think the governor and legistators in this state are either. Tennessee already struggles trying to manage TennCare. I don't think they will do any better with Haslem's proposal.
Tennessee at present is under a Republican regime. One party is controlling everything in this states government. The Republicans in this state are proving each day that they want to control everything and everybody in Tennessee. Our Republican leaders are just as out of control today as the Democrats were in the past when they had a majority. Tennessee government has no checks and balances.
Let's see, two big arguments in this discussion about gay marriage are taxes and religion. As a wise man once said, "Ain't it strange how money can put you in good graces with the church". Look at the churches. They have long since charged a flat tax. Something to the tune of 10% of your income? So lets have everyone pay 10% to the government and I'll bet those bums in D.C. can find something else to occupy their time. Heck maybe they can balance the budget if everyone pays equal taxes. Although I am not sure that will ever happen.
A tax break for the seniors in this county will never happen. We have to many greedy people in this county. They know they will have to pay higher taxes until they can reach their senior years. Also, with the power structure that really run this county, and don't think for one second it is the commissioners and council people, it want happen. They need our tax money.
I think the Republican Party has become the party of the rich and corporations. This makes the party seem corrupt to some people. At least it does to me. The Republican Party supports corporate welfare while coming across as not caring for everyday Americans. I hear it everyday. Cut Medicare, social security, and other social programs but nothing about stopping subsidies to corporations. The Republican Party is out of balance, especially when it comes to spending priorities.
The voter turnout may have been low in Chattanooga but even so several new faces will be in the news running the city. The voters are obviously tired of the same old politics locally. Let's stop the same old politics and gridlock in Washington by changing the faces at the federal level the next election.
Georgia has coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. Why can't they invest their money in a desalination plant? Yes it would probably cost more for the plant than the pipe line, but in the end they would have an unlimited supply of water.