• comment on a post Obama’s Wrong Note on Foreclosures over 2 years ago

    I'm afraid you are the one who is wrong. The crisis was caused by house flippers and other speculators. Many honest people who only wanted a home were foreclosed on because they lost their jobs in the aftermath of the collapse. That is true. But aside from some idiots who couldn't understand their Truth-in-Lending statements or didn't pay a pittance for a lawyer at closing to explain it to them, people had a pretty good idea what they were getting into. Simon Legree didn't plot to take their homes away.

    I feel for those who lost their jobs and homes, but feel only contempt for those who reneged on their debts because they decided the house wasn't worth it anymore.

     

    Inability is the ONLY excuse for not honoring one's debts.

  • comment on a post Looking at Romney’s Voting Coalition over 2 years ago

    Ummm, Romney lost Iowa. He only won it in the press.

  • comment on a post Our Hope for Change is Still Not Fulfilled over 2 years ago

    He keeps touting cuts in SS and Medicare to balance the budget. He is truly the third term of Bush.

     

    Next Fall we have the choice of the fourth term of Bush and Michelle Bachmann. Why bother choosing between the evils?

  • comment on a post What If Mexico Was Part of the United States? over 2 years ago

    You are assuming that Mexico would be admitted as one giant state dwarfing all others, rather than the state of Sonora, Chiuahua, et cetera.

     

    Similarly, Canada would probably only agree to admission as individual states, Manitoba, Alberta, et cetera in order to note be drowned in the sea of Southern States.

  • comment on a post Obama to Outline Deficit Reduction in a Speech over 3 years ago

    Why does Medicare need "reform"? Is it somehow corrupt?  And Obama had his chance to stop the Bush tax cuts with a stroke of the veto pen. Does he seriously think that the House will go along with repeal?

     

    Smoke and Mirrors. More campaign lies from the man who pretends to be a Democrat but serves Wall Street and the CEO's.

  • comment on a post New Poll Confirms Country is Clearly Progressive over 3 years ago

    Cenk, this begs the question of why did the center-left public elect these far right yahoos whose aims are so clearly opposite theirs? It isn't as if they made a secret of their intentions!

  • on a comment on Away out over 3 years ago
    Would you have rather had Nancy Pelosi and congress in charge of deciding who got the 1 trillion in bailouts that the fed pumped into the world economy...
    Yes! I would! I hope Jerome did not mean that we should not have a central bank, but that bank should be answerable to the public through its elected representatives, not answerable only to an oligarchy of billionaire bankers.
  • comment on a post Bipartisanship: Independents Couldn't Care Less over 3 years ago

    It's like during the Vietnam War when the public cheered peace initiatives and also cheered bombing Hanoi. They didn't have a preference for means. They just wanted the damn war to end.

  • comment on a post Craigslist over 3 years ago
    What about here? Should companies that pay people to post advertisements and pass them off as diaries, have the right to come to myDD and spam this place up?
    I think that is already happening. And I think paid White House bloggers post here and at DKOS pretending to be ordinary voters.
  • on a comment on Forcing Republicans to Choose over 3 years ago

    ????? Didn't you read the proposal? How is voting for middle class tax cuts voting for tax increases on the middle class?

  • on a comment on Play Hardball with the Tax Cuts over 3 years ago

    Unfortunately, Obama has already capitulated on extending all the Bush tax cuts. He is now down to pleading that they not be made permanent but extended for "only" three more years.

  • and hire more contractors. Doesn't sound like a good plan to me. Sounds like welfare for connected contractors.

  • and hire more contractors. Doesn't sound like a good plan to me. Sounds like welfare for connected contractors.

  • Eating up all the money? You mean eating up all the money that was paid in by SS taxes? There's still 2.5 trillion of that left. Oh, I forgot, Bush, Clinton, and Bush "borrowed" it. And of course it never has to be paid back to the people who paid it. Just used to fund more tax cuts.

  • on a comment on Midweek Diary Rescue over 3 years ago

    You are wrong. From your link:

    In a hypothetical 2012 matchup, Huckabee leads Obama 52 - 44 percent, while Romney has a 50-45 point advantage, which is within the poll's sampling error.

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