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Comment Re:headline is misleading (Score 1) 412

Never mind that it completely stops the poor from moving upwards if they are paying a lot of taxes. You would effectively kill the American Dream. The OP doesn't seem to understand it isn't just a matter of rewarding success, it also means that those hwo are rich will consolidate their power and it will be the minority over the majority. I don't think we want that to happen.

Comment Re:The fringe elements will never become the POTUS (Score 1) 412

Totally agree, we really need to do presidential year campaigns as a suite of politicians that have a comprehensive set of purposes. It isn't enough to change the President, you need to change Congress as well otherwise you'll get the situation with Republicans and Obama where nothing gets done. Of course, Republicans are doing it as a strategy, considering they have fought every appointment of anything in the Federal government. But I digress. If we align them altogether with a unified messaging then there might be more traction. We put too much focus on a President to fix things when that actually belongs to Congress.

Comment Re:Greedy Fucks (Score 1) 218

Or perhaps, we should smack down the Republican party who wants to maintain the old obsolete business model. Conservatism is just preserving the old way of doing things and ignoring business trends while talking on the other side of their mouths about competition and free market. THey have never been for free markets. FCC is constantly challenged by these guys. Perhaps, if we were to take back congress from these morons we might be in better shape. I don't think government oversight is always a good thing, but it is important that we put good people in charge who can make good decisions just like we do in corporations and businesses.

Comment Re:Makes sense to me (Score 1) 406

Funny how all those people are conservatism. Yet they still vote for clowns that want to get rid of their money train. Now that marijuana is legal, they can actually find a new source of revenue and help supply countries like Canada with marijuana and replace the timber jobs that have gone.

Comment Re:Hate to ask the obvious, but... (Score 1) 406

Maybe they signed up for Iraq in a fit of patriotism to defend our country and then got their ass bombed or some other thing and now are disabled. Maybe they were a fire fighter and then went and helped to save people from the world trade towers and then breathe the terrible air and then got disabled.

People become disabled, not everyone was born disabled. It's people like you that cause people who do get disabled to feel ashamed because they no longer contribute to society.

Comment Re:trying to steal Bernie's thunder (Score 1, Informative) 406

1) you can thank congress, Obama has tried and he's still trying to close Gitmo, but apparently, senators think muslims who have been tortured are some kind of super villain and will lay waste if they end up in a normal prison. Conservative senators are the biggest fraidy cats.. they are all bluster.

2) We only assisted with non-military aid on a number of conflicts, and we put no troops on the ground. I think the only significant event that we bombed was Libya. Even with ISIS we've reacted with restraint. Compare that to the last guy in office.

3) Obama has never ran on a campaign of taking guns away from people. In fact, he allowed guns in federal parks so you got a little more freedom. What he is incensed about is school shooting, and you should be too. A middle school filled with young children was shot up with many young children killed and the nation has done nothing about it. If we can't even take action when our children die, don't expect anything on guns to happen soon. Luckily, video games are removing the need for the upcoming generations to have guns. Over time, nobody is going to give two shits about guns except old codgers and hunters.

4) Moves or made. Perhaps you've forgotten that there is a very hostile conservative congress who do nothing but put obstacles up. Even balancing the fucking budget is political football.

Comment Re:FCC, DO SOMETHING!! (Score 1) 173

This shows a fundamental misunderstanding.. yeah, you damn right they are going to purchase those things. Because their life SUCKS. All of those are all ways to escape, just for a little bit a life of poverty. Is it unwise? Yes. Is it completely asinine thing to do? Yeah. But there you have it. They didn't have the privileges that you and I had and it takes an enormous amount of discipline to get out of something like that.

So can the judgement and at least try to understand these people's lives are extremely stressful.

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