Friday, 2 December 2011

House Votes To End Public Funding Of Presidential Campaigns

“Good for them We already subsidise the folks who pay for presidenti­al campaigns with enough tax dollars. If they want to buy a president, they should pay for it out of their own pockets.”

Obama Turns To A New Campaign Phrase: 'Change Is'

Obama Turns To A New Campaign Phrase: 'Change Is'

Commented Dec 2, 2011 at 08:11:15 in Politics

“Change is Hope; Yes We Can! (This time I mean it.)”
Massachusetts AG Lawsuit: Five Major U.S. Banks Accused Of Deceptive Foreclosure Practices

Massachusetts AG Lawsuit: Five Major U.S. Banks Accused Of Deceptive Foreclosure Practices

Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 16:38:10 in Business

“Well about time! Sadly, this is a civil suit. it should be a criminal prosecutio­n for fraud.”
Eurozone Crisis: Sarkozy Calls For 'Refounding' Of Europe

Eurozone Crisis: Sarkozy Calls For 'Refounding' Of Europe

Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 16:32:14 in UK

“If he knew, he certainly would not have told us.”
Alastair Campbell Tells Leveson Inquiry: Modern Journalism Is Not About Truth (VIDEO AND PHOTOS)

Alastair Campbell Tells Leveson Inquiry: Modern Journalism Is Not About Truth

Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 15:02:19 in UK Politics

Of course it is not about truth - particular­ly the coverage of politics which, as we all have learned to our cost, has almost nothing to do with truth.
Mitt Romney's 'Inevitable' Strategy Wobbles As Newt Gingrich Rises

Mitt Romney's 'Inevitable' Strategy Wobbles As Newt Gingrich Rises

Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 09:54:43 in Politics

Republican­s 2012: Vote Gingrich: at least he doesn't lie about his total lack of family values.
Barney Frank Will Not Seek Reelection In 2012

Barney Frank Will Not Seek Reelection In 2012

Commented Nov 28, 2011 at 19:44:55 in Politics

“No wonder the markets went up”
  • Of course you are right about who pays for Social Security and Medicare. Sadly, it was not just obama and the liberals whole stole the money, both sides of the aisle have been stealing it for decades, with both fists.

    However, if you want to ring fence those programs and not increase revenues, and you know that our budget deficit currently equals our discretionay spending, you know we will need to cut out ALL discretionary spending to balance the budget. No discretionary spending in:
        Security, incl defense, overseas contingencies, and Homeland Security ($815 billion)
       Veteran Aministration, incl medical care for veterans ($60.1 billion)
       Health and Human Services, incl. food safety and center for disease control ($84 billion)
       Education, incl Pell grants and special ed ($64.3 billion)
       Transportation, incl FAA, road and bridge repair ($49 bllion)
       Housing and Urban Development, incl for homeless vets ($42.8b)
       Justice, incl some courts and federal prisons ($27.6 billion)
       Agriculture, incl forestry and food safety ($25 billion).
  • Absolutely!  Although we know from the context he was stating the position of others, and not his own position, we should be protected from knowing that such extreme positions exist.    
         Anyone who tells us about these extreme positions, especially anyone who uses extensio ad absurbam as an rhetorical device, should be prosecuted!
        PS: Unison is run by complete idiots or by cynical publicists who know how to get media attention?