According to the VERY numerous investigations and hearings there was little that could have realistically been done to prevent this or help once the attacks began so I moved on with who to blame long ago...regardless there is no evidence of a scandal here. People on the right should find a new dead horse to beat.
( basically no analytical skills.)
Like someone that cites a CITY during a discussion about STATES???
(Thanks for reminding me why I put that dumbas on ignore..)
Yes, he's the WORST kind of stupid.....too stupid to realize how stupid he really is.
Maybe he should get some schooling in the "state" of Chicago?
el_loco_larsky replies to a post about STATES with stricter gun laws telling us all about CHICAGO, I call him on his STUPIDITY and he replies "you just parrot some dogma".
Maybe if you'd actually take the time to READ what is WRITTEN, YOU wouldn't look so STUPID.
(Let the working POOR get even LESS with their wages!)
And eventually their wages erode so much that they'd be better off going on welfare and applying for food stamps....minimum wage should have a COLA every year.
(Yup, those gun control laws in Chicago working like a champ.)
When did Chicago become a state??
(Surely you know by now that the loons have no arguments on their side. All they can do is smear.)
Yeah I know...it's sad they are so limited. It would be a much better board if they were fact based...of course if they were fact based they'd be on our side.
Imagine what effect stronger federal gun controls could have.
No wonder the right wing is dying out so fast. They have no critical thinking ability and their debating skills suck the big one.
Obviously MANY on the right missed this or simply chose to ignore it.
One penny more for a box of macaroni and cheese so that Walmart workers would no longer need food stamps to survive...
Although the issue may resonate with some voters, pushing it too hard is politically risky for Republicans, said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who is running for re-election this year.
"If we're playing politics with Benghazi, we'll get burned," Graham said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
The House will be out of session all of August and is expected to adjourn by early October so members can campaign for re-election.
That leaves 3½ months for the Gowdy committee to do its work and prepare a report for the House, if it is to have any impact by Election Day.
I know that Graham, despite his warning, doesn't actually believe that the GOP's new House Select Committee on Benghazi will backfire. At this point, Benghazi conspiracy theories are just too ingrained on the right for them to actually see straight on the subject. But when November rolls around, and the GOP's Benghazi obsession has served as a reminder for why they are not ready to function as a governing party, he can look back at those words and say to himself: "I told you so."
Daniel Aaronson and Eric French, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, provided an estimate of the effects on aggregate household spending of the $9 minimum wage Obama proposed in his 2013 State of the Union Address.
The authors found that raising the wage by $1.75 would increase household spending by about $48 billion the following year, which amounts to .3 percent of GDP. If the possibility of job losses is taken into consideration, the authors calculate that spending would still go up by $28 billion, or .2 percent of GDP. However, most studies suggest minimum wage hikes do not result in job losses for various reasons.
Across the phase-in period of the increase, GDP would grow by about $22 billion....that's an INCREASE in GDP.
(So funny, they call that a winning platform.)
I think it is a winning platform...that's the problem. Some Republicans will get elected because the rubes will run out and vote for them against their own self interest and once elected the people they voted for will then ignore or take the opposite side of a majority of Americans on almost ever major issue.
Republicans can't run and win on issues so they are left appealing to partisan idiots and suppressing the vote....
Republican answers on the issues so far:
Equal pay for women...eff you.
Healthcare Reform...eff you.
Serious immigration reform...eff you.
Increase in the federal minimum wage...eff you.
Major jobs program...eff you.
Massive funding for public education including state colleges...eff you.
EPA overhaul of hazardous substance rules...eff you.
Constitutional Amendment that says corporations are not people...eff you.
New Voting Rights Act with even more teeth...eff you.
Restoring net neutrality...eff you.
Higher taxes on the rich...eff you.
Enough food inspectors to actually inspect our food...eff you.
Passing every responsible-gun-ownership law favored by more than 50 percent of the people in this country...eff you.
Passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act...eff you.
True, but you ever look at the states with the top 15 death rates....lot of Red States...poor health care, looser gun laws, more rural meaning more driving, more pollution and higher HIV infection rates....
1 Mississippi 1,022
2 Louisiana 1,007
3 Alabama 1,004
4 Washington D.C. 982
5 Oklahoma 974
5 West Virginia 974
7 Tennessee 971
8 Kentucky 961
9 Arkansas 934
10 Georgia 932
11 South Carolina 916
12 Nevada 897
13 North Carolina 888
14 Missouri 884
15 Indiana 886
Barack Obama wants to be the president who signs comprehensive immigration reform into law. But in the absence of congressional action he has signaled he'll act on his own and slow deportations for people living in the country illegally without criminal records.
As the Republican-led House stonewalls legislative action, insisting the president can't be trusted to enforce the law, Obama's pivot to executive action sets a dangerous political trap for the GOP. They'll feel compelled to oppose his steps to make life easier for undocumented immigrants -- they're already begun to do just that. But that will further alienate their party with Hispanics, the country's fastest-growing demographic, for whom immigration reform is a high priority.
Even worse, if Obama acts on his own Republicans won't share in any of the credit. Democrats will reap political gains with the Latinos -- whom GOP strategists insist the party must win over to stay competitive on the presidential stage -- in 2016 and beyond while Republicans take the side of those calling for deporting unauthorized immigrants.
"When Republicans say the President must do more to enforce the law, we hear it as a lame excuse for their own inaction and a call for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants," said Frank Sharry, who runs the pro-reform group America's Voice. "Needless to say, the hole the GOP has dug itself with Latino, Asian American, and immigrant voters gets deeper every time they say it."
The dilemma isn't lost on Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who has made repeated overtures toward bringing up reform in recent months -- only to get thwarted by his right flank each time. Two weeks ago his frustrations got the better of him as he publicly made fun of his House GOP colleagues for being too afraid to act on reform. Conservatives erupted, and Boehner backtracked, reverting to his position that the House's inaction was Obama's fault.
(Churches can't solve the problem with the poor, unless of course you make sure you and all other Christians give their tithe, eh?)
The fact very few people go to church and the church is VERY limited in how much they can help as a result should also be pointed out. Heck Catholics can't even keep their schools going in many areas they are so strapped.