Yes, W. Bush went to a US Carrier and staged his "victory" statement wearing an aviator flight jacket. Who could forget that?
I've briefly talked to President Carter a couple of times. He had some bad luck while in office, but I've been impressed with what he has done as an ex-president.
Gumby, Reagan was a not-very-smart movie actor. He said that the Government would collect more taxes if it lowered the tax rate, and Congress went along with him. (It might be political suicide to oppose tax cuts proposed by the President)
If you didn't know his idea was stupid when he said it, you should know by now.
The National Debt was almost a trillion dollars when President Reagan took office, and it was almost three trillion dollars when he left office. He engaged the USSR in an arms race that bankrupted the Russians and caused the downfall of the USSR. Combined with the Reagan tax cuts, that saddled our descendants with a huge debt burden that got worse with the Bush deficit. The interest has made a balanced budget very difficult if not impossible. When Reagan took office he was saying the National Debt equaled a stack of thousand dollar bills 67-miles high. Reagan added 128 additional miles to that stack. Tell me more about what a great President he was.
I used to marvel that every time he held a news conference his PR people would spend the rest of the day telling us what Reagan really meant to say.
Another point on the Obama/Reagan comparison........as I recall, President Reagan doubled the National Debt with his tax cuts for the rich. And even with that stimulus he underperformed President Obama.
Norris, I'll give you another chance. Could you be more specific about exactly how bad things are, as you are so fond of claiming? I read that during the last nine months of the Obama Administration the Nation has created more than 200,000 jobs each month. I didn't check that statistic for accuracy, but maybe you have. Maybe the August figure was revised to make that true. And I read that President Obama has outperformed President Reagan on job creation and unemployment during the first six years of their Presidencies.
Tell us again that Obama has screwed up the economy, with some details so that we will have some respect for your repeated claims.
Norris, I regret reading that your economy has been overwhelmed by dysfunction. I have been making money hand over fist during the Obama Administration and I am perplexed by your failure to take advantage of the great opportunities that others are enjoying. Could you be more specific about exactly how bad things are? Maybe that happy part of your handle is a misnomer.
They just wanted to go to Canada, so they wouldn't have to go back to Afghanistan.....you can't blame them for that logical plan. But, they didn't quite make it across the border. They should have gone to a rural area and walked across. Seems to me that "no threat" was correct.
Bare, you are arguing with an expert. Big mistake!
I started investing in MLPs in the 80s and I discovered that professionals make many mistakes when writing articles about MLPs and other Partnerships. Liza has been handling a large portfolio of MLPs for quite a few years and she provides valuable advice when someone asks for help. If you don't understand something she wrote, ask for an explanation and she probably will elaborate.
Norris says "
Obamacare is increasing the number of Americans without access to healthcare. That is the fact."
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that in 2014, due to the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured would decline by 14 million.
If I were betting I would put my money on the CBO estimate, rather than Norris' "fact".
Norris rants about covering the needy poor not improving medical outcome, but look at the outcome in countries that do a much better job or covering the poor. (World Health Organization healthcare ranking 2013) This is shameful!
1 France 2 Italy 3 San Marino 4 Andorra 5 Malta 6 Singapore
7 Spain 8 Oman 9 Austria 10 Japan 11 Norway 12 Portugal
13 Monaco 14 Greece 15 Iceland 16 Luxembourg 17 Netherlands
18 United Kingdom 19 Ireland 20 Switzerland 21 Belgium
22 Colombia 23 Sweden 24 Cyprus 25 Germany 26 Saudi Arabia
27 United Arab Emirates 28 Israel 29 Morocco 30 Canada
31 Finland 32 Australia 33 Chile 34 Denmark 35 Dominica
36 Costa Rica 37 USA 38 Slovenia 39 Cuba
" the most advanced healthcare system this planet has ever seen"
That is an uneducated statement. It's easy to look up countries' healthcare rankings, and the U.S. is way down the list.......number 37 on the World Health Organization's rankings for 2013.
USA Today said "The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that in 2014, due to the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured would decline by 14 million, with 7 million joining the exchanges, 9 million gaining Medicaid and CHIP, and 2 million fewer Americans getting coverage through the individual market."
ghondula, does it embarass you to write something that is so wrong"
You make it worse by talking about people with limited mental capacity.
After I pointed out that U.S. healthcare ranks very low among the World's industrialized nations, Norris implied I was wrong by saying:
"The world benefits or did benefit for America's vest technological superiority in health technoloy.
People from around travel here for treatment when it is serious."
As I stated, it is a fact that US healthcare ranks so low, and it's because so many Americans can't afford healthcare. Obamacare will help solve that.
I didn't say U.S. doctors are not good. I didn't say our technology is not good. I said our healthcare ranks poorly because so many people don't get the treatment they need. Without treatment they die, or continue to suffer. If so many people can't afford treatment by those good doctors and can't afford that great technology, then you can't say we have a good healthcare system. It's embarrassing that we rank so low. But Norris can't seem to accept the facts. Just look it up, Norris.
Sandra, I pay income taxes on my Social Security. if all of your other income, including even tax-free income like Municipal Bond interest, plus one-half of your social security totals more than $25,000, then some of the social security is going to be taxable.....so I doubt your statement.
I dropped Medicare, but my wife pays a couple of hundred dollars a month for it. The money is deducted from her Social Security checks.
Let us know if you have any more interesting stories.
Kid, it's ironic that you would condemn delusional thinking while exhibiting it yourself. The reason that US healthcare ranks so low among industrialized nations is that many Americans can't afford healthcare. Obamacare will help solve that. If hospitals are crowded or the demand causes longer waits for doctor appointments it is proof that Obamacare is working, to improve healthcare, not just the opposite that you would say.
As for diplomats being murdered, when that situation was going on every comment I saw from government leaders in that part of the world was citing the US produced video as a cause of the trouble. With the top people over there saying that, it was natural for US officials to say the same thing. But right-wingers just remember what they want to remember and their hatred interferes with their logic.