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Speak Out 8/22/12

Monday, August 27, 2012

No caring

The Hill, a political news site, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers Tuesday. And people wonder why we are not getting anything done to help the middle class. They are there only to help themselves. They do not care about anybody else. Whether anyone is dying because of not having food or poor health problems, of which not having food to eat sure will cause more health problems. But do they care? No. That is their answer.

Akin, GOP

I'm glad Todd Akin decided to resist Republican establishment pressure and stay in the race. After all, his opposition to abortion, even in cases of rape and incest, is no different from Paul Ryan's or, for that matter, the Republican Party's platform. It's just that Akin's stated reasons for his position shined a light on an issue the party has been able to successfully keep under the radar for years.

Romney's promises

Promises, promises. Romney is full of them. How is he going to deliver on them? That's the scary part.

Too young

Paul Ryan is too young and hasn't a clue on how some Americans are having to live. He has no empathy. He has many of life's lessons to learn. Thank you.

Campaign slogan

You can throw everything else out the window. I've got the perfect slogan for Obama/Biden this year. "Obama/Biden, we reward misbehavior."

Clinton, Obama

In response to the Speak Out about praising Clinton. I think anyone would praise Clinton compared to who we have in the White House now.

Wasteful spending

TO the lawmakers in Washington: You don't have to cut Medicaid and Medicare, just stop overseas spending -- $770 million in other countries to build mosques, another $157 million for Islamic schools; this is our tax money. How about spending our tax money here in the United States of America? How about reporting to the people of the United States of America what you are doing with our tax money? Quit blaming us for your wasteful overseas spending of money we don't have.

Is it fair?

This is a question for all you working middle class people and all you low-paying-job holders in our area and throughout the United States. Do you think that it's fair for every dollar of your wages to be taxed for Social Security up to $110,000? This means those earnings over this amount are not taxed on every dollar like you are. Also, those who make a lot of money off rent and investments and dividends are not taxed like you are. Could that be why the money is running out? Let your voice be heard. Thank you.

Time for R&R

When you're really tired and worn out from work, you need a little R&R: Rest and recovery. Our poor country has been through three and half years of misery, trouble high economic woes. Our country needs a little R&R, but in this case it stands for Romney and Ryan. President Obama had the job for three and a half years and he made a mockery of the whole economic system. Let's try someone else. I say we put Obama out to pasture and try a little R&R, Romney and Ryan. Thank you.

Car questions

Are they allowed to have a car placed on Bloomfield -- old cars and trailers? They bring cars there all the time, and I thought that this was a residential area.

Put politics aside

The article in Monday's paper about what to expect with the coming health care laws tax increase should be required reading for everyone. So much of what we hear about getting rid of Obamacare is based on hype and ignorance based on not knowing the facts. The Affordable Care Act may not be perfect. After all, it was based on Romney's Massachusetts plan, but at least let's give it a chance. Logical, intelligent people should be able to sort through the many pages of the plan and find compromises which would create, in part, improved health care for the country. Heaven only knows we need it. Put politics aside.

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Is it fair?

No, it's not fair that SS taxes are witheld from my paycheck. Take $0 in SS taxes out of my check and I'll provide for my own retirement.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 7:39 AM

No caring: What I would like to see is a listing of the income of newly elected officials than another one every year to see who is benefiting from the bureaucrats.

Akin, GOP: Akin was made a fool in front of the whole nation.

Romney's promises: Both Romney and Obama will say anything to get the votes.

Too young: What rock did you crawl out from.

Wasteful spending: Overseas welfare and domestic welfare should both be looked at by a watchdog group and make the necessary cuts.

Is it fair? Nothing is fair for all....quit whining and go to work.

Time for R&R: Be glad when this election is over....wait a minute the day after the election everybody will start running for office again, a never ending cycle.

Car questions: A question for city hall and not S.O.

Put politics aside: The Affordable Care Act may not be perfect so lets fix it before it does more harm than good.

Hurricane Isaac will be bring us some rain this weekend.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 8:41 AM

Thought of the day: Why is it that a brain cell can easily be killed while a fat cell is indestructible.............

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 8:56 AM


There has never been anything fair about the taxation system in this country. As long as we (the people) allow congress to spend outside our means, it will always be so.

-- Posted by Cogito on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:10 AM

The affordable care act (ACA) AKA Obamacare has been the victim of more lies than any other piece of legislation in American history, with the Social Security Act running a close second. Republicans have been committed to killing Social Security sense it started. Now they are trying to do the same with ACA,and no lie, no stretch of the facts, no scare tactic has been spared in the process. Solution is for people to get their ears unhooked from Limbaugh, their brains unhooked from FOX, and learn the facts. Not the facts as Sara Palin thinks them to be, but the facts according to the law.

-- Posted by foxtrot007 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:40 AM

Which Missouri city was the Capitol of Missouri before Jefferson City ?-- Posted by Crazy Horse on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:22 AM

Crazy Horse: Believe "Wheels" will jump all over this when he wakes up.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:46 AM

THe liberal nut jobs are out in force today.

Paul Ryan - too young? He has more experience in his pinky than YOUR president ever had. Obama is full of reasons and has ZERO solutions. Just a whiner.

Romney's promises - Romney promised to turn the Olympics around and he accomplished that - with NO pay. Romney served as Governor of Massachusetts and did a great job - with NO pay. Obama promises - "I will cut the deficit in half my first term" - lie. "I will close Guantanamo bay prison in the first year" - lie. "If I don't turn the economy around in 3 years I'll be a one term president" - that (and his promise of $5/gallon gas) may be the only promise he keeps. Record unemployment, record deficits and no answers.

-- Posted by Dug on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:53 AM

Just got tickets to the 2016 documentary. Can't wait to do that film review. *grins, waves, and logs*

-- Posted by Megalomaniac on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 1:18 PM

THe liberal nut jobs are out in force today.

...Just a whiner.

-- Posted by Dug on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:53 AM

So Dug, I just read on another post where you said that liberals were the "name callers". Hmmm...what does that make you?

-- Posted by Username1 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 6:00 PM

-- Posted by username1 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 6:00 PM

Read the entire post and get back to us. "Zero substance and name calling" - get it? I doubt it.

Glad to see you're reading my posts and getting educated - "whiner"? What does that make you? A "name caller" with "zero substance"? Can't make a point for Obama today?

-- Posted by Dug on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 6:10 PM

Well goodness Dug, your last post clearly shows what it makes you.

And come to think of it - thank you. I think you helped prove MY point for the day.

-- Posted by Username1 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 8:39 PM

As I said - you're in so deep with Obama you just don't get it.

-- Posted by Dug on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:00 PM

Dug, that comment doesn't move your case forward. And BTW, I don't remember you saying that before, but it doesn't really matter, does it?

-- Posted by Username1 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:27 PM

Hey Rick, hope you're having a nice evening.

-- Posted by Username1 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:29 PM

but it doesn't really matter, does it? -- Posted by username1 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:27 PM

It really doesn't matter. Saw an interesting posting on an entirely different site and thread today that reminded of a few of you liberals.

Basically, you're all just fine passing massive debt off to your kids and grandkids. When it happens I hope your at least adult enough to tell them you voted for all this they will have to pay. I doubt it - most of you cower when it comes to "owning up" to your decisions. Just look at McCaskill - lying and running for cover. Kinda says it all about her supporters.

-- Posted by Dug on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 9:51 PM

I'll tell you what I'm not "just fine" with Dug, people like you, telling me what I'm "just fine" with. You don't define me, as much as you'd like to think you do and you don't speak for me either, though you try. And Dug, coming from you, that "cowering" comment just made me laugh.

-- Posted by Username1 on Mon, Aug 27, 2012, at 10:21 PM

"Is it fair?"

Yes. What logical reason is there to pay into a 'retirement supplement' that guarantees that you'll receive less in the future than you pay in now. If you tax income over the current ceiling, you are requiring the 'investors' to do just that.

Now, if you're willing to admit that Social Security is just another welfare programme, and that your taxes were not 'investments' or 'premiums', then it becomes a whole 'nother ball game. But, if you're going to pretend that it is 'retirement insurance' then, yes, it is fair to cap the 'premiums' at a level consistent with the potential returns.

Also, since it is a 'payroll tax' and not an 'income tax' that supports it, it is fair that dividends, capital gains, interest, and other forms of non-payroll income are not taxed to pay for Social Security.

-- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Fri, Aug 31, 2012, at 4:26 PM

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