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#46    Render

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:11 AM

View Postjoc, on 07 November 2012 - 12:30 PM, said:

Really?   In a Socialist Society that is true.  But that's not what America is/was.  The days of The United States of America are over.  As the drudgereport.com headline says:  The Divided States of America.  A Kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.  And so what will take it's place?  The USof A  will now become the USSA.  The United Socialist States of America.   What really blows my mind is that so many people are just lost to what that really means.  

It means...kiss the Constituion of the US goodbye.  When the Government puts it's boot on your throat...don't come crying to me...I won't care.  I don't care.   I'm only looking out for me now...me and my family...screw the rest of the 'union'.   Ya'll wanted it...you got it...hope you have a stash of food somewhere.

What do you mean that's not what America was??? Are taxes a new concept for you? You really have no clue, do you.

What do you hope to accomplish by neverending nagging about this? America hasn't been doing well concerning health care, that's obvious. Do you think nobody should do anything and it would just magically work out itself? Or all the ppl in need would just die and that would be your idea of "problem solved" ?

The health care system didn't work, that's why both Candidates during the election had their version of a new health care system, which were pretty much the same, coincidentally.

Where the hell is your pride to create a truly Unified United States of America? Why would you think you're worth anything more than anybody else?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

View PostJeremiah65, on 07 November 2012 - 02:59 PM, said:

It means we pick ourselves up by the boot straps and get our butts busy.

Something that amazed me through this process was the short term memory loss of people.  When the economy tanked in late 07, the real experts...not the wanna be politicians...said it was going to take anywhere from 8 to 12 years to recover.  I was continuously awed by the stupidity of people that thinking one man was going to fix the mess...and in 4 years or less.  Monumentally ridiculous...to anyone that thought that...never-never land is just around the corner.

It also means that it's time to realize that outdated moral positions and intervention into people's private lives are not appreciated.  The Repubs need to take a page from Ron Paul and Gary Johnson and focus on what they are good at...fiscal responsibility... and leave the moral and social issues out of it.

If a woman wants an abortion, that is no business of yours or mine or the Gov.  It is between her, her family, her doctor and whatever God she prays to...period.

If a person wants to destroy their life with drugs and alcohol...fine...let them.

It is no one's business what two consenting adults do.  If same sex couples want to get married, let them...I do not care...you can marry your mailbox for all I care...it will not affect my life in one way or another.

Let people be free, let them prosper and let them be happy...that is what we should have learned.

Jeremiah, i understand where your coming from 100%.. but honestly man, the problem is.. it is our problem, because WE PAY FOR IT in taxes. We pay for those who cant not afford abortions, because they know that they can just rely on the government to help them out and that is OUR PROBLEM. Someone is an addict on either booze or drugs, they get arrested and goes to jail, WE PAY FOR THEM.. it costs about 40-50k per year to house ONE inmate!!!! thats our TAX money going to work man.. I know you say live free, and its not our problem, but truly it is our problem.. Next time you get almost half your paycheck deducted think again about where all that money is going too.. im a die hard american, this country was built on beliefs that are no longer looked upon by those who take advantage of "free handouts".. It's funny, because I know for a fact, you ask those people who VOTED for OBAMA who are VP or Secretary of State is.. I guarntee you 40-60 percent, if not more.. would be able to tell you.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

View Postninjadude, on 07 November 2012 - 11:56 PM, said:

If that's true then you make way more than 200,000 per year and the rest of what you said is suspect.

first off ninjadude.. it doesn;t matter if someone makes 200,000 or more.. My brother makes more then that, but he is stressed supporting his family. Great, who cares if he worked hard to get where he was.. Many people work hard to achieve that goal.. yet the government wants to tax those who work harder to support those who want free handouts.. thats B.S.. say you happen to get a HUGEE raise, and you know make 220,00 a year, after all your hard work. you take your kids your wife and move to a great house that you worked for.. and WHOOPPSS all off a sudden, you get a letter saying YOUR TAXES HAVe gONE WAY UP.. we are now taking 55% of your check away... F-THAT!!!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

as far as your Florida drug test statement.. 108 failed out of 4,800... but hold on a second.. 40% all of a sudden cancelled their drug screenings lol.. gimme a break man

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

P.S... Joc and Wolverine... I think you guys are very educated, not because you speak on behalf of one side, but because you've read both sides of the story and understand where this country (hopefully) will not go.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

View PostLucidElement, on 09 November 2012 - 11:49 AM, said:

first off ninjadude.. it doesn;t matter if someone makes 200,000 or more.. My brother makes more then that, but he is stressed supporting his family. Great, who cares if he worked hard to get where he was.. Many people work hard to achieve that goal.. yet the government wants to tax those who work harder to support those who want free handouts.. thats B.S.. say you happen to get a HUGEE raise, and you know make 220,00 a year, after all your hard work. you take your kids your wife and move to a great house that you worked for.. and WHOOPPSS all off a sudden, you get a letter saying YOUR TAXES HAVe gONE WAY UP.. we are now taking 55% of your check away... F-THAT!!!


If he's stressed supporting his family on 200K a year, he's doing it wrong. Trust me I know. I supported a family on that too in a notorious high cost of living area. The only reason I was stressed was because my ex kept stressing us with 4 car payments, wreckless spending on vacations and boats, bad investments, I lived MUCH better on 70K a year with full custody of the kid and no child support or alimony than I did when we made well over 200K. I could have afforded the tax hike on a 200K a year income had my ex not been such an idiot with our money.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

View PostChasingtherabbit, on 08 November 2012 - 10:48 PM, said:

Oh please, National Healthcare Plan puts us on par with Canada. Not exactly the end of the world.

The national problem is not that we are getting a fairer system of healthcare but that half the country actually believes in the delusional conspiracy you just recited. I know at times the lunatic fringe is mentioned but it is more like a little under half of the population.

While some believe the sky is falling to treat healthcare as a service like public roads, everyone rich or poor can use the same roads, instead of as a private toll road, that is as a business, is not going to harm anything except the useless insurance companies.

Inusrance companies are exactly like tolls in the middle of the road. And if we let you guys have it 100% all your way you would privatize roads.

But no matter how much one attempts to suffocate the Spirit of Compromise it will resurrect itself more times than Jesus on Easter, the Energizer Bunny, or the 1980s.

Please explain to me how 0bama care even remotly puts us on par with Canada? Compromise? Granting the government powers not granted to it by the constitution isnt compromise. Its a criminal violation. Funny, you seem to be a fairly inteligent person in the manor you speak. Problem is no matter how you express yourself, you dont seem to be informed on this subject at all.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

View PostRender, on 09 November 2012 - 06:11 AM, said:

What do you mean that's not what America was??? Are taxes a new concept for you? You really have no clue, do you.

What do you hope to accomplish by neverending nagging about this? America hasn't been doing well concerning health care, that's obvious. Do you think nobody should do anything and it would just magically work out itself? Or all the ppl in need would just die and that would be your idea of "problem solved" ?

The health care system didn't work, that's why both Candidates during the election had their version of a new health care system, which were pretty much the same, coincidentally.

Where the hell is your pride to create a truly Unified United States of America? Why would you think you're worth anything more than anybody else?
Everyone chips in, PERIOD.
We have the best Health Care System in the world dude!  And maybe you should clue up...half the people in this country don't even pay taxes!!
I was done until I re-read the part in red...now I'm pissed off...don't lecture me!  You don't know me like that!  The United States of America doesn't need to be Re-created into a Communist Hierarchy...truly unified?  Good god man...where did you learn all that crap?  Wait...the public school system...never freaking mind...you sir, are a tool of the government...that's all you'll ever be...unless you wise up to what capitalism is...if you think you know...explain it..in your own words...yeah, explain to us all in your own words how capitalism works.  There, go for it...either that or shut up!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

View Postjoc, on 09 November 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:

We have the best Health Care System in the world dude!  And maybe you should clue up...half the people in this country don't even pay taxes!!

Where as usual, you are wrong. The US has some of the best hospitals in the world, but hardly anybody not super rich can afford them (in fact they are full of rich foreigners). That is not the same as the best healthcare system. If we talk medicine available to all the best would be France and the US is in 37th place (see WHO ranking)... which is pretty sad for the richest country in the world.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 09 November 2012 - 05:03 PM, said:

Where as usual, you are wrong. The US has some of the best hospitals in the world, but hardly anybody not super rich can afford them (in fact they are full of rich foreigners). That is not the same as the best healthcare system. If we talk medicine available to all the best would be France and the US is in 37th place (see WHO ranking)... which is pretty sad for the richest country in the world.
Yeah, and if we are talking about food available to all, maybe you could use the example of North Korea...equal rice portions for everyone!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

View Postjoc, on 09 November 2012 - 05:11 PM, said:

Yeah, and if we are talking about food available to all, maybe you could use the example of North Korea...equal rice portions for everyone!

Well be happy, there are over 12,000 Rolls Royce registered in the USA, you must really be enjoying your drive home.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

View PostLucidElement, on 09 November 2012 - 11:57 AM, said:

P.S... Joc and Wolverine... I think you guys are very educated, not because you speak on behalf of one side, but because you've read both sides of the story and understand where this country (hopefully) will not go.

Thanks man, I'm trying to stay in the middle. I believe the people who live here are what's most important. We do not need new forms of taxation (Democrats), and we also do not need to engage in more foreign wars (Republicans). We need to work together and find a solution that won't take money out of everyone's pockets, esecially the hard working middle class. Taking from the rich is also not fair either, and it ends up costing the middle class their jobs through outsourcing and layoffs. I realize that there are many people who are out of work, who also don't have health insurance, and if we could actually get Republicans and Democrats to work together for all of our best interests by finding mutually acceptable solutions, we would all be much better off. The trend following of the uninformed public is what upsets me. Common sense has gone right out the window in a lot of ways. Every single American has to turn off the TV and actually think about things.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Well, regarding the original topic "What does this mean..."  It means business as usual-endless bickering, demonizing, Congressional gridlock, finger-pointing, blame, and divisiveness. Then the big-money machines will crank up for the next election and billions more dollars will be thrown away on slimy advertising instead of being put to use for something worthwhile.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

View PostLucidElement, on 09 November 2012 - 11:49 AM, said:

you get a letter saying YOUR TAXES HAVe gONE WAY UP

That is the way of taxation in our country. those who are most able to afford it, pay more. I'm sorry that you just now figured this out. How old are you?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

View Postjoc, on 09 November 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:

We have the best Health Care System in the world dude!

no we really don;t. You can get the best health care in the world if you pay for it. But it's NOT the best system. Far from it.

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