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I agree with Abstracto1. Truth, assemble your thoughts and become a guest columnist. Your info is more worthwhile than most who fill that position at the moment.
Bluepoets thoughts are considerate and I agree.
Ms. Kruse, I believe in access to quality care for all. I believe in working together to make it happen. I believe in Restoring Arizona. Thank you for a thoughtful letter. 9 hours ago
VofR you are behind the times, “Washington, despite its political paralysis, has proved remarkably successful at slashing the deficit through a variety of tax increases and cuts in domestic and military programs.
Perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/business/cbo-cuts-2013-deficit-estimate-by-24-percent.html?_r=2&
CBO estimates that the deficit could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of GDP by 2015.
10 hours ago
I did not punctuate my first sentence in my previous post correctly. (I am sure that I drive English majors crazy with my writing (oh well).)
‘Anyone’ should be in quotes to denote that “ANYONE” is the word you used onerebel. Not “ANYONE” is arrogant, and definitely not President Obama because he is NOT “embroiled in several ongoing scandals” (except on faux news where numbskulls create Obama “scandals” from Republican lies).
“Free birth control” paid for by women who purchase health insurance. Therefore and in other words, it is not FREE.
3 days ago
mnjcpa is an elitist, as are all private school participants who use 'public dollars' to pay for their elitist education. 3 days ago
I did not read where Rod labeled anyone on the right as arrogant. I think he was very specific onerebel. I did notice that you, onerebel, are vague in your criticism of the 47% who receive some form of government benefit. You say, “Some of those like Social Security and Medicare, are earned benefits,” but many are “simple bribes for votes!” Say how, will you? Statistically the poor do not vote so where is the bribe? On the other hand, offering tax ‘incentives’ to keep business in the US sounds like a bribe to me.
Rod Livdahl, “Fair wages and full employment for the ‘47 percent’ will grow our economy faster than more top-loaded tax breaks!” [thumbup][thumbup]
3 days ago
I am reading a book ‘A Tale For The Time Being’ by Ruth Ozeki and just last night I read a perspective of WWII from the view of a teenage Japanese girl.
She said,” “In Japan if you say “the war,” people know you mean World War II because that was the last one that Japan fought in. In America it’s different. America is constantly fighting wars all over the place, so you have to be more specific. When I lived in Sunnyvale, if you said “the war” it meant the Gulf War, . . ..
And here’s a funny thing. Americans always call it World War II, but a lot of Japanese call it the Greater East Asian War, and actually the two countries have totally different versions of who started it and what happened. Most Americans think it was all Japan’s fault . . .. But a lot of Japanese believe that America started it by making all these unreasonable sanction against Japan and cutting off oil and food, . . .."
History from a different point of view.
5 days ago
The state should not be in the business of building more prisons. 7 days ago
“The oil lobby — which disputes referring to its tax breaks as “subsidies” —has jumped into action. It’s been meeting with lawmakers to “educate” them on how eliminating the tax incentives would dampen oil and natural gas output.” From the politico link above.
This sounds like a threat to me! Is the oil lobby threatening us because we are addicts? mnjcpa, should we just keep going further in debt subsidizing the oil companies to keep them from upping the price of our fix at the pump?7 days ago
“contributions from the oil and gas industry to the American economy may surprise you.” Ha Ha, is this a joke?
The largest contribution the oil and gas industry has contributed to the world is higher and higher carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Extreme whether brings extreme destruction, meaning more repairs and higher prices for everything. Is that how I am to be surprised? The planet is dying, it is being destroyed by the oil and gas industry and this joker JA thinks we should coddle, coo and baby this antiquated failing industry.
Truth and Bluepoet are the only two posts with integrity.
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All hospitals receive Fed and state funding, many file for Title X funds. Most hospitals perform abortions, including St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. 1 week ago