Lighten up feathermerchants: You'all are programed chock full of Fox News talking points. You think Rupert Murdoch and Roger ailes give a flip about you. They are just peddling hate and laughing all the way to the bank. You are digging yourself a deep hole. You think Dems will cooperate with Romney if he wins? We Dems will remember how bad you treated Obama. Duh. . . .
Dear Acree: The fact that we have government social programs for the poor is the result of a systemic problem in our economy ___ ergo, the widening gap in income desparity between rich and poor. It is also due to the lack of a 'living wage' in America. Not everyone can rise to become a hedge fund manager or have a car elevator in a mansion. Simply by raising substantially the minimum wage to a living wage will help the poor the most.
Gee Livn4life, I'm leftist and Rush and Glenn, why they never attack me. duh Q. Which pres. deregulated big business and caused ENRON, Behr Stearns, AIG, etc.? Give you a hint ___ His name starts with G and ends with H.
Joneses: You love guns, but what are you afraid of? Your car may be a continuation of your house, then O.K. But when you put your car on other people's property, then it is their right on their own property to make you leave their premises. Otherwise you would be guilty then of criminal tresspassing and have to be jailed. Point is, just as you have a right to your guns, I have a right to be free from your guns.
What in the sam hill does hording guns in your vehicle have in common with Jesus and the New Testament? What planet do these people come from? What have they put in the drinking water in Nashville? Do we actually pay these elected officials to make Tennesseans the laughing stock nationwide? Believe me, these people are surefire candidates for involuntary commitment.
Dear Benson: It seems that unfortunately for you that the majority of voters in 2008 diagreed with you. But cheer up. With the excellent cast of Republican presidential hopefuls you just can't miss, right?
Thanks Harp for the heads up: You know the Constitution say government should 'profide for the general welfare...' I guess that means it is unconstitutional to make sure people can get affordable health care, doesn't it? For some odd reason righties think nothing of belittling women's health and killing people in Aghanistan and Iraq. Both wars are unconstitutional: Only Congress can declare war. Hence the War powers act is unconstitutional. Yet when it comes to helping those less advantaged --- our own citizens --- you balk at that. Let them eat cake you say. Ergo, the U.S. has the larrgest income disparity between rich and poor among the industrialized G-10 nations. Give the poor a living wage and they won't need Food Stamps and Welfare. Oh, I almost forgot: The Constitution gives the government power to regulate interstate commerce, and that includes the health insurance industry.
Jonses: Very true: We shouldn't be 'dependent upon big government.' Well I guess we need to get rid of our armed forces because we don't want a government takeover of our national security. This reduces all of us to building bunkers in our back yards with stockpiles of Alpo and plenty of machine gun bullets. Thankfully, the majority of americans are of saner persuasion and see government as doing positve things in a democrat society.
Dear conservative: part of individual responsibility is paying for your own health insurance policy so that I as a taxpayer do not have to pay for your care when you get sick.
The Affordable Health Care Act is a bold attempt to counter the abuses of the private health care insurance industry. As such, it seeks to broaden coverage for many thousands nationwide who heretofore have been denied due to prior Hx. Also, parents can now keep their college age children insured under their policies till age 26. Those who cannot afford to purchase private insurance can be given asst. and directed to any one of the health insurance pools. This is a step in the right direction, and if anything, it is a boon to the health insurance industry as well. But make no mistake, the Health care act in no way prevents any individual that already has private insurance to not continue his or her private choice of coverage. It is the best of both worlds. Shame on the Free Press for using scare tactics and misinformation. If detractors think 'ObamaCare' is a 'government takeover' of their health insurance, then maybe they will also want to cancel out their government Medicare and their Social Security checks. You can't have it both ways. Stop wining.