Newtochat - actually, it's much worse. If the USA doesn't stop these inciters ('Fox Nuse' divisive hateful dogma, all the radio Limpballs, and all the idiotic hate spewing right-wing nuts), they could destroy the world. Tim-- McVeigh listened to this hate garbage, and reacted! There are others that will react - check Kansas City.
Never argue with stupid people, they'll drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience ~ Mark Twain
If you have to pay billions to have a voice in our democracy, why do we call it "free" speech. This country is turning into an oligarchy right before our eyes. And the states that suffer the most from this type of governance are the ones voting these crooks into office, because they are so entrenched in their ignorance and their propaganda, they buy the idea that they're supposed to be masters and slaves.
This happens in our delusional GOP hearings on man's pollution of our air and water and ultimately our climate. Certified scientists have been ignored, insulted, denigrated, rejected by climate-denying buffoons who have allowed themselves to be convinced that their own fleeting command of science is sufficient to disprove a well-documented phenomenon, the greatest physical crisis, maybe ever.
That is the right word; buffoon. These men are not necessarily or wholly unintelligent. They can be charming, or funny, and are often good at writing speeches. They have no lack of talent. But each is, as Merriam-Webster's instructs us, "a ludicrous figure." They are "gross and usually ill-educated," at least concerning the subject matter over which they govern, as per the definition. And these buffoons have their feet jammed in the doorway to the halls of power at what is perhaps the worst possible juncture in history.
Because they believe they know science better than scientists—ludicrous—they vote against any action to repair the damage being done to the carbon-saturated climate at all. They, along with scores of their fellow Republicans, have banded together to form what may be the most uniquely scientifically ignorant cliques in international governance. As Ronald Brownstein wrote in a 2010 piece for the National Journal, "It is difficult to identify another major political party in any democracy as thoroughly dismissive of climate science as is the GOP here." They comprise the Congressional Science Committee that doesn't get science, and they are determining our policies. Or blocking them.
Cruelty to animals is a sad occurrence but not a federal government issue with federal tax expenses to legislate and enforce.
No, the Federal Government has more pressing issues to spend our tax dollars on like looking in people's bedrooms to see about their sex life and standing between a woman and her doctor for decisions she makes about her health, letting her employer decide what she needs in the way of insurance coverage and trying to repeal a law for the 52nd time -- yes, money well spent.
While we're on the subject of fraud and misuse of taxpayer dollars, I saw this article yesterday.
The governor secretly dangled a strings-attached $300 million state incentive package over VW's head just to keep a small union shop out of his state.
This is one of the many reasons, Tennessee leads the nation in minimum wage jobs. We're willing and begging to work for slave wages.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Were hundreds of millions of your tax dollars offered to Volkswagen -- and then pulled back -- to try to keep the United Auto Workers out of Chattanooga?
For months, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has denied any connection.
But leaked to NewsChannel 5 Investigates offer conclusive proof that the Haslam administration wanted a say in the automaker's deal with organized labor -- in exchange for $300 million in economic incentives to help VW expand its Chattanooga operations.
Now we finally know what Sen. Corker was alluding to when he said VW workers would have expanded production, but only if they rejected union representation. Congratulations to Channel 5 in Nashville for providing the public with some actual investigative reporting.
fairmon says: I understand the use of acronyms which is my reason for using AHA as affordable health insurance. Then it would be, in your logic, AHI. No, I don't think you understand acronyms at all. I think we should all just make up acronyms for laws and agencies. Let's call it the FBOI. I don't think this program that will help millions in this country to stay healthy is anything like the abuse, fraud, misuse and tax evasion that is rampant in our large corporations, that end up getting a tax rebate instead of paying any taxes at all.
Yes, I've seen the acronym PPACA, but never, except from you the acronym, AHA. They assign acronyms so you are able to determine exactly what you're referencing.
While we're on the subject, even with all the distortion of facts about the ACA and trying to demean it by not calling it by its proper name, Affordable Care Act, instead of Obamacare or AHA, public support for the Affordable Care Act notched a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.
In their childish wordplay game, the republicans are losing ground every day with their 'spin' on what's good for the average citizen, not just the top 1%or 2%.
ACA - Affordable Care Act
Definition: ACA is an acronym for the "Affordable Care Act", a set of laws passed in 2010. The goal of the ACA is to expand coverage to all Americans. I feel like I'm walking into a room of first graders when I visit this site.