Senate: Socialism/ communism has in common with mu li m theocracies the fact that both are authoritarian governments who trample on individual freedom - the socialists/communists in the name of "fairness" and "equality " ( of result, not opportunity), the mu l ms in the name of God. Both the socialists/communists and the m sli m theocracies create second class citizens who are under the thumb of their rulers, the so/coms making everyone but the ruling elite a second class citizen and the mu l ms making women and people of any other faith than theirs second class citizens ( if they are allowed to live). Neither the so/coms nor the m sl m theocracies can produce anywhere near as much as relatively free countries, which is why their citizens so often live in poverty. Both socoms governments and mu li m theocracies have shown themselves willing to kill to advance their ideology whenever it suits their purpose. And finally I believe it is possible for one to believe in a command control economy (which is the essence of socialism/communism) and be a mu l im at the same time, although I am well aware that the founders of communism stupidly claimed there is no God.
Senate: Apparently you do not like the top 1% but are ignorant of the fact that your socialist/communist muslim sympathizer President has made the top 1% even more wealthy compared to the rest of us than they were before he took office. Or, maybe, that is what you wanted him to do and you just hoped that the rest of us would remain unaware of that fact. My opinion is that what is important is not what the top 1 % have but what opportunities and jobs are available to the vast majority, and concerning that , Obama and gang are hands down the most damaging to the middle class that we have ever had ( with the possible exception of Carter). Obama and gang have put more people on food stamps than ever before, have destroyed millions of full time jobs, and given us a true unemployment rate of over 12%, and have run up the national debt more than all other Presidents combined. And the President has set a new record for lies told, including such brazen biggies as you can keep your insurance plan if you like it, and mXusXlimXs helped build the very fabric of America and helped strengthen the core of our democracy, and that ISIS is not Ixsxlamxic. You must really be proud to support such an un-American liar as he damages and weakens your country.
Spoken like a man ignorant of the benefits of freedom, Senate. As you probably do not know, as you destroy freedom, you also destroy opportunity and prosperity. If you believe in charity, reach into you own pocket and donate. If you think laws such as affirmative action are discriminatory, work to change them. If you think laws cheat some in favor of others, such as laws that force people to join a union to exercise their God given free will to work as they see fit,work to eliminate those laws. If you think the government give handouts to the friends of politicians, work to stop those handouts. But please don't pretend and spout out the big untruth that freedom screws people. On the contrary it is the mainspring of economic progress.
Black youth are killing black youth in immensely greater numbers than they are being killed by anyone else. It is tragic, but it is more the fault of liberals and black leaders, who encourage resentment and rage, and the victim attitude, than it is the fault of anyone else.
dickw: Thanks. I see Elk responded with the stupid incorrect statement that Nixon made the Vietnam war worse, when in fact he ended it. I well remember the incompetence of Johnson as he accelerate and made such a terrible mess of the war that he had to not run for reelection. Nixon ran to end the war and he did. I recall the riots in the streets at the Democratic convention before Johnson announced he would not run for reelection . As I expect you already know, the current gang of people who call themselves "liberal" believe far more in control and command of other people than they do in liberty. They talk about how kind and compassionate they are, but kindness and compassion require voluntary goodness and are the opposite of forced expropriation and redistribution.
The failed war on poverty. The socialists who so want to help Obama eliminate poverty by giving more money and power to the Federal government ought to consider the facts that:
Since the war on poverty began the government has taken $22 Trillion Dollars away from those who earned it and spent it on the War on poverty. That is in 2012 dollars, and adjusted for inflation, that is three times more than was spent on all military wars since the American Revolution.
The Federal govt currently runs more than 80 means tested welfare programs, which provide cash, food, housing and medical care to low income Americans. Total spending of federal and state on these programs last year was $948 billion , and these figures do not include Social Security, Medicare or Unemployment insurance.
Over 100 million people, about one third of the U S population received aid from at least one welfare program at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient in 2013. If converted into cash, the current means tested spending amount is five times the amount eliminate all poverty in the U.S.
Conclusion: We have spent a vast amount of money enriching primarily poverty warriors i.e. government beaurocrats and politicians, and have failed to make a serious dent in poverty because we have failed to incentivize the attitudes and ethics and conduct that make for self sufficiency. Instead of more money and programs, we need less, and we need to have them designed to promote, encourage and reward self sufficiency. Free enterprise not government handout and regulation is what brings lasting prosperity.
The socialists/communists who are the principal champions of the hoax of man caused global warming see this hoax as a way to end capitalism and establish command control economies across the globe. Some of these people and their dupes are too ignorant of history and economics to realize that end of capitalism also means the end of freedom and prosperity, a fact that has been demonstrated over and over again. And of course the leaders of the socialists see the end capitalism as a means for power and wealth for themselves. But socialists cannot produce effectively and the government has to keep providing goodies to the population , so there is tremendous pressure for powerful countries to steal from others by force, as we saw when Stalin stole the harvest from the Ukraine, starving what? some 20,000,000 people? And when Stalin and Hitler signed a pact dividing eastern europe between their two countries.The socialist central command and control governments killed over 100,000,000 people during the last 100 years, always for what their leaders claimed as good reasons. Those who do not understand history are doomed to repeat it.
jr: the market is up because the Fed is keeping interest rates down. The purpose of that is to try to keep the unemployment from going higher, although the true rate of unemployment is much higher than the govt's figures ( probably over 12%). With one hand, money printing and manipulation the socialist democrats try to prop up employment, while with the other hand, unreasonable restrictions and regulations on business through the EPA and other entities, they make it harder for private business to survive, prosper and employ more people. Of course many of these socialists would be happy to see the US sink into the morass of a total command control economy where everyone would have less freedom and prosperity, except, of course, for themselves, who would be very rich and powerful.
It must be galling to the Obama gang, who control most of the main stream media and who are used to being able to lie, distort and deceive with impunity, to see Fox report facts that conflict with their party line. That is why, every so often, you hear the socialist Obama gang float out the idea of more control over news reporting and commentary, and some of their journalists are ignorant or sycophantic enough to support this. They either cannot remember how socialist/communists regimes always take over the press ( latest example Chavez) or they just want a cushy job in the state controlled media.
Ob has the Obama gang line down pat. No matter how many mistakes, follies and betrayals Obama commits, nevertheless it is all the fault of Cheney and Bush. Obama is the guy who calls obvious muslim jihadist murders "workplace violence", Obama is the guy who betrayed our people at Benghazi and lied about it to cover, in all likelihood illegal gun running to jihadists, Obama is the guy who has tried to weaken Israel. Obama is the guy pulling our forces out of places like Iraq and Afghanistan when he knows that the muslillm extremists who hate us will then take over. And Obama is the guy who let ISIS grow without doing anything serious to stop it, and he is the one who had no strategy to combat ISIS . Now he apparently has a strategy that is more like a betrayal of America in that it appears he is going to offer token resistance so that he can claim he is doing something, while at the same time that token resistance will probably not be effective and the situation will only worsen. Obama does not seem even to be able to call an Islamic terrorist group like ISIS Islamic. And under Obama's leadership we see Iran moving ever closer to the development of nuclear weapons.
Sounds like the Hilamonster might be engaged in destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice. Are the Democrats going to run another criminal for the Presidency?
end2war: I hope you are right. And you may well be. I would much rather believe in the honesty of every agency, but I also used to like to believe in Santa Claus.
If Obama and his gang of socialists and dupes would lie to us about Benghazi, would they lie about man caused global warming?
If they would lie about being able to keep health insurance we like, would they lie about man caused global warming?
If they would lie about shovel ready jobs for stimulus money, would they lie about man caused global warming?
If they would lie about using the IRS to attack their opponents, would they lie about man caused global warming?
If they would pay many many millions of public money to their friends to set up the Obamacare website than then job should have cost (not putting the job out for bid) would they hesitate to pay millions to those groups that support the fraud of man caused global warming?
Is there anyway this gang - of socialists and America's guilty people - could do that would give them more power over the lives of ordinary people than to be able to attack almost every industry, and control it and regulate every thermostat in the name of preventing global warming?
The man caused global warming hoax has been taken over by the socialists/communists who will never give it up willingly. It offers too much power and wealth and control. It is a way to loot the developed countries, and to enrich third world authoritarian governments, not to mention the way it can be used to cripple industry and put more on government dole. None of the disasters that have been preached about have occurred. There are more polar bears not less, the polar cap is thicker, not gone, and the next global cooling period will commence in 100 to 150 years, but no matter. Their fraudulent science has been exposed numerous times, but each time, they come up with a new lie and move on, always projecting disaster further into the future, and asking us to give them power now.
We have here a situation where data has been presented showing complete remissions of a deadly cancer by a particular drug, and there is no other cure for this deadly cancer. In such a situation it is difficult if not impossible to believe that the FDA would put further testing of that drug on hold if not for some type of corruption. What percentage of people unfortunate enough to have that disease would turn down testing it on them because it might cause some liver abnormalities? Probably zero We have seen far, far too many dishonest and corrupt acts by federal agencies, from misuse of the IRS for political purposes to betrayal of Americans in Benghazi, to just accept that the FDA had the public's best interest at heart in putting holds on testing here. A crafty beaurocrat can always come up with some of his agency's rules to justify whatever impediments he puts in the path of a small company with a new drug. What the FDA should be doing here is encouraging testing as fast as it can be conducted with the subjects ,of course, fully informed as to all known risks.
Biel: One has to admit that besides damaging, weakening and perhaps betraying America, Obama and gang have accomplished the inflaming of racial resentment among many of his followers, as your posts so graphically illustrate.
Spoken like one who believes that might makes right but has not quite leaned how to express that immoral thought in proper English.
Picture ID has been an issue because the absence of a requirement of picture ID makes it easier to commit voter fraud, which is what the socialist democrats want. They use one of their favorite tools, the false claim of racism, to promote voter fraud by eliminating picture ID. In all likelihood Al Franken got elected to the Senate by voter fraud, consisting primarily of the felon vote.
For reasons of its own yahoo chose to change the word I used in my reply to describe the type of government we are in large part experiencing by replacing a word that came after" socialist" and had five letters that began with c and ended with k and had an r and two o's in between, with curse symbols.
The Obama gang is not going to prosecute one of its own. On the contrary, it will shield and protect them, as it Is doing with Louis Lerner and the abuse committed for Obama by the IRS. And look how the DOJ under Obama's henchman Holder is trying to facilitate voter fraud by opposing picture ID. We are, in large part, experiencing government by socialist #$%$.