Hey Hightower, are you ready to denounce the extremely high corporate taxes in the US? You know they are the highest in the world. There is your "culture of greed". Couple that with the incompetent, gluttonous unions and no wonder companies are forced to do business outside the US. So, the next time you hear the inane cry of the envious - "the rich have to pay their fair share", you will stand up and say: "wait a minute. Let's think of the consequences."
Notice nobody cares to comment? Want to know why? Think about it.........
Dear Mrs Hickey. Morse has to go because he has disdain and contempt for the voting public. Last night, he tried to make marijuana ILLEGAL again! So when the voters speak, he listens and does the opposite. You see, like all progressive, marxist democrats, he believes you are an idiot and that you don't know what's good for you. And since you support this monstrosity of a politician, I am thinking he is right.
"I am writing to debunk an argument used sometimes against the use of federal tax dollars to provide adequate female health care, such as contraceptive care and abortion, and social justice, such as the right to adopt by non-traditional couples." uhhhm, because it's against the law.
K: your fiscal ignorance is astonishing. If SS was privatized, the overwhelming majority of the money would go into mutual funds (and bonds) held for the long term. Individual stock ownership and frequent trading is a fools game.
I would recommend annuities with a guaranteed floor. Anything would be a much better return than money sitting stagnant in a government account earning nothing. Not to mention, the government can't keep their greedy little hands off of the money. There is your real envy and theft.
siggie, you misunderstood Steve Milligan. He was referring back to a previous line of his letter, "The amount of financial duress the fund is now experiencing has been exaggerated by Wall Street shills who want to get their hands on that money."
Those "Wall Street shills" are the brokers who want Social Security privatized so they can earn fees on every transaction, whether it wins or loses. Obviously, they do believe that rest of us 99%-ers have a few pennies left in our pockets worth the picking. Talk about envy and theft, indeed!
I suspect it would depend on whether one is describing something convoluted or something painful. Mr. Palan's sad offering was both.
Torturous or tortuous?
C'mon, Bill- it's still the longest running tragicomedy in local history. We should be proud that we each had bit parts in the show years ago. And Scott - who else could play you? Maybe the young DeNiro "You talkin' to me??!!"
Robert Redford??!! I'm flattered but my wife won't stop laughing!
Will it be a comedy, drama, chick flick, gay flick, tragedy, or action adventure series?
John, obviously you're not a member of the CSA! ;-)
"City Council" would probably play well here in COS as a reality show, but I don't think the rest of the country's viewers would get our sense of humor.
To Steve Milligan: Your letter is hilarious as are your reasoning skills. This is my personal favorite: "We don't really need to shift more income to the 1 percent." This presupposes that 'you' have the income in the first place and that the 1% don't.
The reality is the 1% already have the income because they earned it. You do know that envy is one of the seven deadly sins? Theft is right up there as well.
To John Palan: I believe that is called torturous logic.
Hightower, if you had 1/10th the integrity and class of any Bush, you might not be the sniveling communist that you are. You mention WMDs as your reason for calling GW a liar. I guess that would apply to 99% of congress that believed the same thing. Perhaps it was the hundreds of thousands of Kurds that were terminated by what - weapons of individual destruction?
Additionally, to use the term "gut" referring to the need to fix the social security system proves you to be an outright liar.
The only "fraud" in the room is you. You are an absolute joke.
Wah wah, we have lost countless years of pointy headed political genius, wah wah. This is one of those politician becomes media hack-job whack job deals, right?
siggie, your ignorance is only exceeded by your arrogance. I am not debating you. I am correcting you. I am not doing it for your benefit. I am doing it for the benefit of any reader who might make the mistake of believing you know what you are talking about.
You write, "I suspect that since you read something..." If I had only read one study of the subject, that would still be one more than you have ever read, but I happen to have made a study of it. On the other hand, you also began your original statement with the same silly phrase, "I suspect..." and now you wonder why your opinions are automatically dismissed! An opinion is only worth something when the opiner actually knows something about the subject. Since you know nothing about the subject your opinion is as worthless as your suspicions.
"The 2nd amendment says "WELL REGULATED" The founding fathers failed to define that." And the second clause of the second amendment says "shall not be infringed", but I notice very few people have that figured out.
Secondly, there is no need for a background check for a job. I got my last job w/out even so much as an employment application being submitted.
Lastly, polls are good for whomever commissions them. I do not believe that anywhere near 90% of the US populace believes we should have "enhanced" background checks for the purchase of buying firearms. When a background check fails to stop the next shooting, who or what will be your bogeyman?
It really isn't about safety from guns...it is about control of citizens and disarming them so they can't rebel against Obama's new world order when it is announced on the very day we realize they have all the ammunition.
None of the recently passed laws in Colorado would have done anything for the kids at Sandy Hook and neither would any of the bills recently debated in the US Senate. The anti-civil rights agenda of gun grabbing Gabby is based upon emotion, not fact. As Obama is fond of saying, if we could save just one life... Well, look at recent news stories (not in national media, you have to search local media) and see how many people's lives are saved because of armed citizens who save lives daily. Then let's discuss gun grabbing Gabby's agenda again.
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