Public Pulse: does your opinion match the public's?

September 28, 2010

This week, Public Notice released a 10-state poll of how likely voters view government spending. The poll — conducted by the bi-partisan team of Tarrance Group and Hart Research — included 5,500 likely voters in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington.

We want to compare these results with what you and our online community think. So…

71% of likely voters say government spending is too high; 17% say it is about right; only 8% say it is too low. What do you think?

 

Nearly two thirds (65%) of likely voters said government spending is one of the most important issues to their vote this November.

More than two thirds (68%) say government spending is a factor in their own financial situation.

 

When asked what should be the top economic priority, controlling government spending (at 21%) was second only to creating jobs and growing the economy (at 40%).

Less than half (40%) of likely voters believe they will see another federal budget surplus in their lifetime.

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111 Responses to Public Pulse: does your opinion match the public's?

  1. Joe Arnold says:

    If we reduced Federal Spending by a reasonable 50% over 24 months and then by another 25% over the next 36 months we would suffer a period of adjustment, but the country would then begin to regain its lost position of world leadership instead of world domination.

  2. Joe Arnold says:

    If we reduced Federal Spending by a reasonable 50% over 24 months and then by another 25% over the next 36 months we would suffer a period of adjustment, but the country would then begin to regain its lost position of world leadership instead of world domination.

  3. Joe Arnold says:

    If we reduced Federal Spending by a reasonable 50% over 24 months and then by another 25% over the next 36 months we would suffer a period of adjustment, but the country would then begin to regain its lost position of world leadership instead of world domination.

  4. Richard says:

    Money creates differential advantage, which will never allow ethical behavior.

    Money is the problem. It’s time for society to update.

  5. Richard says:

    Money creates differential advantage, which will never allow ethical behavior.

    Money is the problem. It’s time for society to update.

  6. Richard says:

    Money creates differential advantage, which will never allow ethical behavior.

    Money is the problem. It’s time for society to update.

  7. Denise Cameron Kukan says:

    I’m happy to see that my opinion matches the rest of the public’s. Can’t wait to vote in November!!!

  8. Denise Cameron Kukan says:

    I’m happy to see that my opinion matches the rest of the public’s. Can’t wait to vote in November!!!

  9. Denise Cameron Kukan says:

    I’m happy to see that my opinion matches the rest of the public’s. Can’t wait to vote in November!!!

  10. justin says:

    There have been 6 budget surpluses in the history of this nation.

    Every single one preceded a recession/depression.

    Surplus means the government is collecting more from the private sector than it should.

    Like it or hate it, spending is the only thing keeping us in the “good ole days”. Careful what ya wish for!

    Cheers

  11. justin says:

    There have been 6 budget surpluses in the history of this nation.

    Every single one preceded a recession/depression.

    Surplus means the government is collecting more from the private sector than it should.

    Like it or hate it, spending is the only thing keeping us in the “good ole days”. Careful what ya wish for!

    Cheers

  12. justin says:

    There have been 6 budget surpluses in the history of this nation.

    Every single one preceded a recession/depression.

    Surplus means the government is collecting more from the private sector than it should.

    Like it or hate it, spending is the only thing keeping us in the “good ole days”. Careful what ya wish for!

    Cheers

  13. stan says:

    If we don’t stop the lies greed corruption ,if we don’t incarcerate those who do these acts nothing will change for long

  14. stan says:

    If we don’t stop the lies greed corruption ,if we don’t incarcerate those who do these acts nothing will change for long

  15. stan says:

    If we don’t stop the lies greed corruption ,if we don’t incarcerate those who do these acts nothing will change for long

  16. PaulCShipper says:

    This is a push poll. It’s trying to project that there’s too much spending, but have no specifics on our money is going to. If our money is being spent on hiring cops and keeping us safe, no one could argue that. But if we’re spending a lot of money jut to prevent people from doing drug, then obviously we need to stop caring about those people.

    This is like going to a homeless person and claiming that most Americans eat too much, giving the impression people aren’t suppose to eat at all.

  17. PaulCShipper says:

    This is a push poll. It’s trying to project that there’s too much spending, but have no specifics on our money is going to. If our money is being spent on hiring cops and keeping us safe, no one could argue that. But if we’re spending a lot of money jut to prevent people from doing drug, then obviously we need to stop caring about those people.

    This is like going to a homeless person and claiming that most Americans eat too much, giving the impression people aren’t suppose to eat at all.

  18. PaulCShipper says:

    This is a push poll. It’s trying to project that there’s too much spending, but have no specifics on our money is going to. If our money is being spent on hiring cops and keeping us safe, no one could argue that. But if we’re spending a lot of money jut to prevent people from doing drug, then obviously we need to stop caring about those people.

    This is like going to a homeless person and claiming that most Americans eat too much, giving the impression people aren’t suppose to eat at all.

  19. Charles Uphoff says:

    I would suggest that much of the concern about the growing debt needs to be directed where most of the debt explosion started as was so starkly pointed out in an editorial by David Stockman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget for President Reagan, in a July 31, 2010 editorial in the New York Times. An excerpt from that editorial is included below.

    “The second unhappy change in the American economy has been the extraordinary growth of our public debt. In 1970 it was just 40 percent of gross domestic product, or about $425 billion. When it reaches $18 trillion, it will be 40 times greater than in 1970. This debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party’s embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that deficits don’t matter if they result from tax cuts. By fiscal year 2009, the tax-cutters had reduced federal revenues to 15 percent of gross domestic product, lower than they had been since the 1940s. Then, after rarely vetoing a budget bill and engaging in two unfinanced foreign military adventures, George W. Bush surrendered on domestic spending cuts, too — signing into law $420 billion in non-defense appropriations, a 65 percent gain from the $260 billion he had inherited eight years earlier. Republicans thus I wuijoined the Democrats in a shameless embrace of a free-lunch fiscal policy.
    I would suggest that concern about the debt should be directed to where much of the deficit explosion began as was starkly pointed out in an editorial by David Stockman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget for Ronald Reagan, in a July 31, 2010 op ed piece in the New York Times. A portion of which is excerpted below.

    “The second unhappy change in the American economy has been the extraordinary growth of our public debt. In 1970 it was just 40 percent of gross domestic product, or about $425 billion. When it reaches $18 trillion, it will be 40 times greater than in 1970. This debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party’s embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that deficits don’t matter if they result from tax cuts.

    The third ominous change in the American economy has been the vast, unproductive expansion of our financial sector. Here, Republicans have been oblivious to the grave danger of flooding financial markets with freely printed money and, at the same time, removing traditional restrictions on leverage and speculation. As a result, the combined assets of conventional banks and the so-called shadow banking system (including investment banks and finance companies) grew from a mere $500 billion in 1970 to $30 trillion by September 2008. “

  20. Charles Uphoff says:

    I would suggest that much of the concern about the growing debt needs to be directed where most of the debt explosion started as was so starkly pointed out in an editorial by David Stockman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget for President Reagan, in a July 31, 2010 editorial in the New York Times. An excerpt from that editorial is included below.

    “The second unhappy change in the American economy has been the extraordinary growth of our public debt. In 1970 it was just 40 percent of gross domestic product, or about $425 billion. When it reaches $18 trillion, it will be 40 times greater than in 1970. This debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party’s embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that deficits don’t matter if they result from tax cuts. By fiscal year 2009, the tax-cutters had reduced federal revenues to 15 percent of gross domestic product, lower than they had been since the 1940s. Then, after rarely vetoing a budget bill and engaging in two unfinanced foreign military adventures, George W. Bush surrendered on domestic spending cuts, too — signing into law $420 billion in non-defense appropriations, a 65 percent gain from the $260 billion he had inherited eight years earlier. Republicans thus I wuijoined the Democrats in a shameless embrace of a free-lunch fiscal policy.
    I would suggest that concern about the debt should be directed to where much of the deficit explosion began as was starkly pointed out in an editorial by David Stockman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget for Ronald Reagan, in a July 31, 2010 op ed piece in the New York Times. A portion of which is excerpted below.

    “The second unhappy change in the American economy has been the extraordinary growth of our public debt. In 1970 it was just 40 percent of gross domestic product, or about $425 billion. When it reaches $18 trillion, it will be 40 times greater than in 1970. This debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party’s embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that deficits don’t matter if they result from tax cuts.

    The third ominous change in the American economy has been the vast, unproductive expansion of our financial sector. Here, Republicans have been oblivious to the grave danger of flooding financial markets with freely printed money and, at the same time, removing traditional restrictions on leverage and speculation. As a result, the combined assets of conventional banks and the so-called shadow banking system (including investment banks and finance companies) grew from a mere $500 billion in 1970 to $30 trillion by September 2008. “

  21. Charles Uphoff says:

    I would suggest that much of the concern about the growing debt needs to be directed where most of the debt explosion started as was so starkly pointed out in an editorial by David Stockman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget for President Reagan, in a July 31, 2010 editorial in the New York Times. An excerpt from that editorial is included below.

    “The second unhappy change in the American economy has been the extraordinary growth of our public debt. In 1970 it was just 40 percent of gross domestic product, or about $425 billion. When it reaches $18 trillion, it will be 40 times greater than in 1970. This debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party’s embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that deficits don’t matter if they result from tax cuts. By fiscal year 2009, the tax-cutters had reduced federal revenues to 15 percent of gross domestic product, lower than they had been since the 1940s. Then, after rarely vetoing a budget bill and engaging in two unfinanced foreign military adventures, George W. Bush surrendered on domestic spending cuts, too — signing into law $420 billion in non-defense appropriations, a 65 percent gain from the $260 billion he had inherited eight years earlier. Republicans thus I wuijoined the Democrats in a shameless embrace of a free-lunch fiscal policy.
    I would suggest that concern about the debt should be directed to where much of the deficit explosion began as was starkly pointed out in an editorial by David Stockman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget for Ronald Reagan, in a July 31, 2010 op ed piece in the New York Times. A portion of which is excerpted below.

    “The second unhappy change in the American economy has been the extraordinary growth of our public debt. In 1970 it was just 40 percent of gross domestic product, or about $425 billion. When it reaches $18 trillion, it will be 40 times greater than in 1970. This debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party’s embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that deficits don’t matter if they result from tax cuts.

    The third ominous change in the American economy has been the vast, unproductive expansion of our financial sector. Here, Republicans have been oblivious to the grave danger of flooding financial markets with freely printed money and, at the same time, removing traditional restrictions on leverage and speculation. As a result, the combined assets of conventional banks and the so-called shadow banking system (including investment banks and finance companies) grew from a mere $500 billion in 1970 to $30 trillion by September 2008. “

  22. Nancy says:

    Has America lost it’s mind…have we all lost our souls?…or does most of this idiotic Tea Bagger mentality come from too much internet access and not enough compliance with medication within the community of the mentally ill?…I mean, REALLY?…What the heck happened to “I am my brothers keeper”???…Love one another as you love yourselves?…Oh, yeah, that’s right…you all forgot to do that…love yourselves a bit more…it will help you to start to care about your fellow man.

    Nancy…Mom of 3…1 severely disabled…Step-mom of 3…wife…RN…HUMAN BEING

  23. Nancy says:

    Has America lost it’s mind…have we all lost our souls?…or does most of this idiotic Tea Bagger mentality come from too much internet access and not enough compliance with medication within the community of the mentally ill?…I mean, REALLY?…What the heck happened to “I am my brothers keeper”???…Love one another as you love yourselves?…Oh, yeah, that’s right…you all forgot to do that…love yourselves a bit more…it will help you to start to care about your fellow man.

    Nancy…Mom of 3…1 severely disabled…Step-mom of 3…wife…RN…HUMAN BEING

  24. Nancy says:

    Has America lost it’s mind…have we all lost our souls?…or does most of this idiotic Tea Bagger mentality come from too much internet access and not enough compliance with medication within the community of the mentally ill?…I mean, REALLY?…What the heck happened to “I am my brothers keeper”???…Love one another as you love yourselves?…Oh, yeah, that’s right…you all forgot to do that…love yourselves a bit more…it will help you to start to care about your fellow man.

    Nancy…Mom of 3…1 severely disabled…Step-mom of 3…wife…RN…HUMAN BEING

  25. Jim says:

    Nancy
    I have to ask after that incoherent rant. What exactly is the point of your post?

    Disabled father of 3 and human being.

  26. Jim says:

    Nancy
    I have to ask after that incoherent rant. What exactly is the point of your post?

    Disabled father of 3 and human being.

  27. Jim says:

    Nancy
    I have to ask after that incoherent rant. What exactly is the point of your post?

    Disabled father of 3 and human being.

  28. justin says:

    Tea Bagger mentality- vote in the right people and we won’t have to pay for all our excesses!!! We lived way beyond our means but it’s all over now, we learned our lessons! We swear!!

    Reality – Tea Baggers and generally all Americans are selfish babies whose lives have consisted of gobbling up the world’s resources, living off the backs of 3rd world slaves, now left living hand to mouth, paycheck to paycheck, future pissed away.

    The financial system now hangs on by mere threads; as the clueless are about to find out: these are still the good ole days of plenty.

  29. justin says:

    Tea Bagger mentality- vote in the right people and we won’t have to pay for all our excesses!!! We lived way beyond our means but it’s all over now, we learned our lessons! We swear!!

    Reality – Tea Baggers and generally all Americans are selfish babies whose lives have consisted of gobbling up the world’s resources, living off the backs of 3rd world slaves, now left living hand to mouth, paycheck to paycheck, future pissed away.

    The financial system now hangs on by mere threads; as the clueless are about to find out: these are still the good ole days of plenty.

  30. justin says:

    Tea Bagger mentality- vote in the right people and we won’t have to pay for all our excesses!!! We lived way beyond our means but it’s all over now, we learned our lessons! We swear!!

    Reality – Tea Baggers and generally all Americans are selfish babies whose lives have consisted of gobbling up the world’s resources, living off the backs of 3rd world slaves, now left living hand to mouth, paycheck to paycheck, future pissed away.

    The financial system now hangs on by mere threads; as the clueless are about to find out: these are still the good ole days of plenty.

  31. Kent says:

    I believe it is much wiser to spend the billions on domestic issue such as creating jobs and helping the unemployed than spending the trillions that Bush spent on his revenge wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  32. Kent says:

    I believe it is much wiser to spend the billions on domestic issue such as creating jobs and helping the unemployed than spending the trillions that Bush spent on his revenge wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  33. Kent says:

    I believe it is much wiser to spend the billions on domestic issue such as creating jobs and helping the unemployed than spending the trillions that Bush spent on his revenge wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  34. Gay says:

    Kent, I agree. In addition to the billions (literally) spent on protecting oil pipelines in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 8 years, we’ve also gone deeper into the hole due to tax cuts on the income of the top 2% of the population – the wealthiest. We’ve not yet even repealed the ‘no estate tax’ law passed by Bush for inheritances over $1million! Amazing. This country is no longer governed under the principles of democracy. It’s governed as a capitalistic republic only, or ‘governance by corporation’ and the wealthy.

  35. Gay says:

    Kent, I agree. In addition to the billions (literally) spent on protecting oil pipelines in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 8 years, we’ve also gone deeper into the hole due to tax cuts on the income of the top 2% of the population – the wealthiest. We’ve not yet even repealed the ‘no estate tax’ law passed by Bush for inheritances over $1million! Amazing. This country is no longer governed under the principles of democracy. It’s governed as a capitalistic republic only, or ‘governance by corporation’ and the wealthy.

  36. Gay says:

    Kent, I agree. In addition to the billions (literally) spent on protecting oil pipelines in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 8 years, we’ve also gone deeper into the hole due to tax cuts on the income of the top 2% of the population – the wealthiest. We’ve not yet even repealed the ‘no estate tax’ law passed by Bush for inheritances over $1million! Amazing. This country is no longer governed under the principles of democracy. It’s governed as a capitalistic republic only, or ‘governance by corporation’ and the wealthy.

  37. S. Hahn says:

    Yes, the deficit is worrisome, and it must be addressed in the long term, but the stimulus was needed to keep the economy from falling off a cliff. Just about all reputable economists agree on that. Plus, a very large chunk of that money has already been repaid by the banks, auto makers, etc. DON’T BLAME OBAMA; he kept us from repeating the 1930′s. Remember that George W. Bush inherited an annual SURPLUS from Clinton — yes, a SURPLUS — and that the COLLAPSE STARTED IN THE LAST MONTHS OF BUSH’S PRESIDENCY. Wake up and smell the coffee people!

  38. S. Hahn says:

    Yes, the deficit is worrisome, and it must be addressed in the long term, but the stimulus was needed to keep the economy from falling off a cliff. Just about all reputable economists agree on that. Plus, a very large chunk of that money has already been repaid by the banks, auto makers, etc. DON’T BLAME OBAMA; he kept us from repeating the 1930′s. Remember that George W. Bush inherited an annual SURPLUS from Clinton — yes, a SURPLUS — and that the COLLAPSE STARTED IN THE LAST MONTHS OF BUSH’S PRESIDENCY. Wake up and smell the coffee people!

  39. S. Hahn says:

    Yes, the deficit is worrisome, and it must be addressed in the long term, but the stimulus was needed to keep the economy from falling off a cliff. Just about all reputable economists agree on that. Plus, a very large chunk of that money has already been repaid by the banks, auto makers, etc. DON’T BLAME OBAMA; he kept us from repeating the 1930′s. Remember that George W. Bush inherited an annual SURPLUS from Clinton — yes, a SURPLUS — and that the COLLAPSE STARTED IN THE LAST MONTHS OF BUSH’S PRESIDENCY. Wake up and smell the coffee people!

  40. justin says:

    I’ve said it here a few dozen times and i’ll keep saying it.

    The Clinton surplus is as mythical as the two party system.

    Paying for gov’t spending mainly by raiding the Social Security Trust Fund and putting IOU’s back in is simple accounting gimmickry and it’s a shame that people still believe these myths.

    You smell the coffee yet?

  41. justin says:

    I’ve said it here a few dozen times and i’ll keep saying it.

    The Clinton surplus is as mythical as the two party system.

    Paying for gov’t spending mainly by raiding the Social Security Trust Fund and putting IOU’s back in is simple accounting gimmickry and it’s a shame that people still believe these myths.

    You smell the coffee yet?

  42. justin says:

    I’ve said it here a few dozen times and i’ll keep saying it.

    The Clinton surplus is as mythical as the two party system.

    Paying for gov’t spending mainly by raiding the Social Security Trust Fund and putting IOU’s back in is simple accounting gimmickry and it’s a shame that people still believe these myths.

    You smell the coffee yet?

  43. Jim Milburn says:

    How sad it is that tea bag size brains are demanding we follow their failed policies. Cutting spending now will increase unemployment! It will not solved the problem. Stop outsourcing jobs! Stop rewarding greed! Solve the imbalance by investing now in a new energy efficient economy so that we are not paying for foreign oil and there by invest in foreign economy not our own! Wake up! Lets fix whats broken, not just try to squeeze it dry! A trade imbalance like ours needs fundamental changes! If outsourcing helps the US economy then why is it that other countries aren’t outsourcing their jobs? Instead of complaining that a welfare mom buys hamburger why not create jobs here, and then save welfare for a last resort only! Ah what the hell, the rich just want to take it all, that will never change, sad.

  44. Jim Milburn says:

    How sad it is that tea bag size brains are demanding we follow their failed policies. Cutting spending now will increase unemployment! It will not solved the problem. Stop outsourcing jobs! Stop rewarding greed! Solve the imbalance by investing now in a new energy efficient economy so that we are not paying for foreign oil and there by invest in foreign economy not our own! Wake up! Lets fix whats broken, not just try to squeeze it dry! A trade imbalance like ours needs fundamental changes! If outsourcing helps the US economy then why is it that other countries aren’t outsourcing their jobs? Instead of complaining that a welfare mom buys hamburger why not create jobs here, and then save welfare for a last resort only! Ah what the hell, the rich just want to take it all, that will never change, sad.

  45. Jim Milburn says:

    How sad it is that tea bag size brains are demanding we follow their failed policies. Cutting spending now will increase unemployment! It will not solved the problem. Stop outsourcing jobs! Stop rewarding greed! Solve the imbalance by investing now in a new energy efficient economy so that we are not paying for foreign oil and there by invest in foreign economy not our own! Wake up! Lets fix whats broken, not just try to squeeze it dry! A trade imbalance like ours needs fundamental changes! If outsourcing helps the US economy then why is it that other countries aren’t outsourcing their jobs? Instead of complaining that a welfare mom buys hamburger why not create jobs here, and then save welfare for a last resort only! Ah what the hell, the rich just want to take it all, that will never change, sad.

  46. justin says:

    Excellent post, Jim

    Cutting spending now will only result in even more misery. The hope is that we can have a “soft” landing rather than total collapse all at once.

    Either way the system has to purge itself, unfortunately it’s going to be just as bad in the end either way.

  47. justin says:

    Excellent post, Jim

    Cutting spending now will only result in even more misery. The hope is that we can have a “soft” landing rather than total collapse all at once.

    Either way the system has to purge itself, unfortunately it’s going to be just as bad in the end either way.

  48. justin says:

    Excellent post, Jim

    Cutting spending now will only result in even more misery. The hope is that we can have a “soft” landing rather than total collapse all at once.

    Either way the system has to purge itself, unfortunately it’s going to be just as bad in the end either way.

  49. Gary Schmalz says:

    Get rid of the PRIVATELY owned and operated Federal Reserve Bank, that charges US interest just to ‘create’ dollars. See Amazon.com for a book by authors Stephen Clark and Frank Wallace called “Reality of Money and the Federal Reserve”. The FED is singlehandedly the biggest contributor to our nation’s current and future misfortunes.

  50. Gary Schmalz says:

    Get rid of the PRIVATELY owned and operated Federal Reserve Bank, that charges US interest just to ‘create’ dollars. See Amazon.com for a book by authors Stephen Clark and Frank Wallace called “Reality of Money and the Federal Reserve”. The FED is singlehandedly the biggest contributor to our nation’s current and future misfortunes.

  51. Gary Schmalz says:

    Get rid of the PRIVATELY owned and operated Federal Reserve Bank, that charges US interest just to ‘create’ dollars. See Amazon.com for a book by authors Stephen Clark and Frank Wallace called “Reality of Money and the Federal Reserve”. The FED is singlehandedly the biggest contributor to our nation’s current and future misfortunes.

  52. richard says:

    The last time I remember a surplus was when President Clinton left office. I started complaining about the deficit just before we entered the war with Iraq. Everyone now knows that this was a war based on poor intellengence without much proof. This is when I knew the surplus would be spent real quick. I would like to know where everyone that is complaining now where when this started 9 years ago. European economy is larger than the United States and they are spending a lot more then we are to get out of this mess. Check out what happended to Ireland’s banks today.. All you people complaining should have raised up 9 years ago….

  53. richard says:

    The last time I remember a surplus was when President Clinton left office. I started complaining about the deficit just before we entered the war with Iraq. Everyone now knows that this was a war based on poor intellengence without much proof. This is when I knew the surplus would be spent real quick. I would like to know where everyone that is complaining now where when this started 9 years ago. European economy is larger than the United States and they are spending a lot more then we are to get out of this mess. Check out what happended to Ireland’s banks today.. All you people complaining should have raised up 9 years ago….

  54. richard says:

    The last time I remember a surplus was when President Clinton left office. I started complaining about the deficit just before we entered the war with Iraq. Everyone now knows that this was a war based on poor intellengence without much proof. This is when I knew the surplus would be spent real quick. I would like to know where everyone that is complaining now where when this started 9 years ago. European economy is larger than the United States and they are spending a lot more then we are to get out of this mess. Check out what happended to Ireland’s banks today.. All you people complaining should have raised up 9 years ago….

  55. Ray says:

    First off there is nothing in constitution that guarntees anyone anything other than the right to certain freedoms. Second Nancy us teabaggers are footing your bill, no one is saying we don’t want to help the disabled and I should know I’m a disabled Vet. How many people out there can keep writing checks and get away with it with dire financal consquences at some point. Taxing more does not produce anymore jobs only mom and businesses produce jobs not the federal government. If we has a country don’t go back to the gold stardard and stop printing money at some point all those freebies that everyone is getting is going to go away all at once. Governments don’t produce anything and our founding fathers knew that, that is why they made this a republic and not the united socialist states to provide for everyone from birth to death. If you want that kind of country just check and see how well the North Korean people are doing.

  56. Ray says:

    First off there is nothing in constitution that guarntees anyone anything other than the right to certain freedoms. Second Nancy us teabaggers are footing your bill, no one is saying we don’t want to help the disabled and I should know I’m a disabled Vet. How many people out there can keep writing checks and get away with it with dire financal consquences at some point. Taxing more does not produce anymore jobs only mom and businesses produce jobs not the federal government. If we has a country don’t go back to the gold stardard and stop printing money at some point all those freebies that everyone is getting is going to go away all at once. Governments don’t produce anything and our founding fathers knew that, that is why they made this a republic and not the united socialist states to provide for everyone from birth to death. If you want that kind of country just check and see how well the North Korean people are doing.

  57. Ray says:

    First off there is nothing in constitution that guarntees anyone anything other than the right to certain freedoms. Second Nancy us teabaggers are footing your bill, no one is saying we don’t want to help the disabled and I should know I’m a disabled Vet. How many people out there can keep writing checks and get away with it with dire financal consquences at some point. Taxing more does not produce anymore jobs only mom and businesses produce jobs not the federal government. If we has a country don’t go back to the gold stardard and stop printing money at some point all those freebies that everyone is getting is going to go away all at once. Governments don’t produce anything and our founding fathers knew that, that is why they made this a republic and not the united socialist states to provide for everyone from birth to death. If you want that kind of country just check and see how well the North Korean people are doing.

  58. W. MIKE DAWSON says:

    We must get rid of the liberal, progressive, socialist, marxist, democrats if this nation is to survive!!! Obummer, is a gross failure at the American, constitutional way, mainly because he is out to destroy our way of life. He is most assuredly, a muslim but will deny it to the end, which his religion allows. It is up to us to STOP it!!!

  59. W. MIKE DAWSON says:

    We must get rid of the liberal, progressive, socialist, marxist, democrats if this nation is to survive!!! Obummer, is a gross failure at the American, constitutional way, mainly because he is out to destroy our way of life. He is most assuredly, a muslim but will deny it to the end, which his religion allows. It is up to us to STOP it!!!

  60. W. MIKE DAWSON says:

    We must get rid of the liberal, progressive, socialist, marxist, democrats if this nation is to survive!!! Obummer, is a gross failure at the American, constitutional way, mainly because he is out to destroy our way of life. He is most assuredly, a muslim but will deny it to the end, which his religion allows. It is up to us to STOP it!!!

  61. John Vallier says:

    Drastic measures must be taken.6 year term limits,Stop Lobbying,Restructure Legislative Salaries[set by the public
    Lose the Diplomatic immunity
    Jail time for lying to the Public.
    Thats a good start

  62. John Vallier says:

    Drastic measures must be taken.6 year term limits,Stop Lobbying,Restructure Legislative Salaries[set by the public
    Lose the Diplomatic immunity
    Jail time for lying to the Public.
    Thats a good start

  63. John Vallier says:

    Drastic measures must be taken.6 year term limits,Stop Lobbying,Restructure Legislative Salaries[set by the public
    Lose the Diplomatic immunity
    Jail time for lying to the Public.
    Thats a good start

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  70. Right On John. We need to get rid of half the congress ans senate and get some people in there that care more about their country than their salary and reelection. VOTE IN NOVEMBER and get these democrat ass hole out of office. Next thing in 2012 is to get rid of Obama. I’d like to get him impeached before that but we have to have some people in the house and senate with guts to write articles of impeachment and convict him of lying to the public and giving aid to our enemies.

    signed Angry Sergeant

  71. Right On John. We need to get rid of half the congress ans senate and get some people in there that care more about their country than their salary and reelection. VOTE IN NOVEMBER and get these democrat ass hole out of office. Next thing in 2012 is to get rid of Obama. I’d like to get him impeached before that but we have to have some people in the house and senate with guts to write articles of impeachment and convict him of lying to the public and giving aid to our enemies.

    signed Angry Sergeant

  72. Right On John. We need to get rid of half the congress ans senate and get some people in there that care more about their country than their salary and reelection. VOTE IN NOVEMBER and get these democrat ass hole out of office. Next thing in 2012 is to get rid of Obama. I’d like to get him impeached before that but we have to have some people in the house and senate with guts to write articles of impeachment and convict him of lying to the public and giving aid to our enemies.

    signed Angry Sergeant

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  76. S Hahn says:

    Just so everyone knows, I submitted a reply to the post just below my first post above. It was more civil and, dare I say, well-reasoned than most of what’s here, including citations of supporting info from non-partisan sources. In fact, my first words were, “I don’t want this to devolve into a shouting match,” but it has apparently been censored into oblivion by the powers that be — reasons unknown. If you cannot read this post, then it has met the same fate.

    I guess the free exchange of ideas has its limits at this website. I leave you to your echo chamber.

    I won’t restate any of that

  77. S Hahn says:

    Just so everyone knows, I submitted a reply to the post just below my first post above. It was more civil and, dare I say, well-reasoned than most of what’s here, including citations of supporting info from non-partisan sources. In fact, my first words were, “I don’t want this to devolve into a shouting match,” but it has apparently been censored into oblivion by the powers that be — reasons unknown. If you cannot read this post, then it has met the same fate.

    I guess the free exchange of ideas has its limits at this website. I leave you to your echo chamber.

    I won’t restate any of that

  78. S Hahn says:

    Just so everyone knows, I submitted a reply to the post just below my first post above. It was more civil and, dare I say, well-reasoned than most of what’s here, including citations of supporting info from non-partisan sources. In fact, my first words were, “I don’t want this to devolve into a shouting match,” but it has apparently been censored into oblivion by the powers that be — reasons unknown. If you cannot read this post, then it has met the same fate.

    I guess the free exchange of ideas has its limits at this website. I leave you to your echo chamber.

    I won’t restate any of that

  79. S Hahn says:

    A pox upon me for the stray sentence fragment above; it was not visible to me when I submitted.

  80. S Hahn says:

    A pox upon me for the stray sentence fragment above; it was not visible to me when I submitted.

  81. S Hahn says:

    A pox upon me for the stray sentence fragment above; it was not visible to me when I submitted.

  82. Shavager says:

    All you Tea Party haters listen up, govt. is NOT THE END ALL CURE ALL TO ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, IT IS THE PRIMARY PROBLEM. Liberal/progressive policies of expanding govt. and govt. interference into state issues has created the economic mess. JFK gave tax cuts to spur economic growth, Reagan gave tax cuts to get us out of the Carter/DemocRAT recession of 21% interest rates, 12% unemployment and double digit inflation, W. Bush gave us tax cuts to spur growth for 48 consecutive months and escape the Clinton recession caused by the biggest tax increase in U.S. history at that time. SPENDING ON GOVT. PROGRAMS, FOREIGN AID and EXPANSION OF BIGGER GOVT. POLICIES under Obumbler outweigh the spending of all 43 presidents before him COMBINED. TAX CUTS DO NOT CAUSE DEBT, GOVT. SPENDING CAUSES DEBT outspending the federal revenues. TAX CUTS UNDER REAGAN DOUBLED GOVT. REVENUE, DemocRAT Congress kept spending away just as it always does. Big spending Rockefeller Repubs. got the green light after Bush’s re-election and spent away, leading to DemocRATS taking House and Senate by 2007. Democorrupt party leaders have refused to regulate Fannie and Freddie, forcing mortgage industry to give loans for houses to anyone who applied, illegal aliens or otherwise. System came crumbling down with the creators of the program, Democorrupt party–particularly Dodd and Frank-still denying any threat of insolvability in the program-even while Dodd and other DemocRATS were getting special mortgage interest rewards from Countrywide Mortgage. Democorrupt party leaders have now tripled the Bush debt with all the egregious spending, lying to the American people. You can’t run up tremendous debt as they have done, then borrow and spend out of the problem. They have put off greater economic problems that will eventually collapse the system without drastic cuts in spending and re-organizing the American economy. GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF THE SAND, all of FDR’s spending made a recession a GREAT DEPRESSION and Obumbler is following the same model.

  83. Shavager says:

    All you Tea Party haters listen up, govt. is NOT THE END ALL CURE ALL TO ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, IT IS THE PRIMARY PROBLEM. Liberal/progressive policies of expanding govt. and govt. interference into state issues has created the economic mess. JFK gave tax cuts to spur economic growth, Reagan gave tax cuts to get us out of the Carter/DemocRAT recession of 21% interest rates, 12% unemployment and double digit inflation, W. Bush gave us tax cuts to spur growth for 48 consecutive months and escape the Clinton recession caused by the biggest tax increase in U.S. history at that time. SPENDING ON GOVT. PROGRAMS, FOREIGN AID and EXPANSION OF BIGGER GOVT. POLICIES under Obumbler outweigh the spending of all 43 presidents before him COMBINED. TAX CUTS DO NOT CAUSE DEBT, GOVT. SPENDING CAUSES DEBT outspending the federal revenues. TAX CUTS UNDER REAGAN DOUBLED GOVT. REVENUE, DemocRAT Congress kept spending away just as it always does. Big spending Rockefeller Repubs. got the green light after Bush’s re-election and spent away, leading to DemocRATS taking House and Senate by 2007. Democorrupt party leaders have refused to regulate Fannie and Freddie, forcing mortgage industry to give loans for houses to anyone who applied, illegal aliens or otherwise. System came crumbling down with the creators of the program, Democorrupt party–particularly Dodd and Frank-still denying any threat of insolvability in the program-even while Dodd and other DemocRATS were getting special mortgage interest rewards from Countrywide Mortgage. Democorrupt party leaders have now tripled the Bush debt with all the egregious spending, lying to the American people. You can’t run up tremendous debt as they have done, then borrow and spend out of the problem. They have put off greater economic problems that will eventually collapse the system without drastic cuts in spending and re-organizing the American economy. GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF THE SAND, all of FDR’s spending made a recession a GREAT DEPRESSION and Obumbler is following the same model.

  84. Shavager says:

    All you Tea Party haters listen up, govt. is NOT THE END ALL CURE ALL TO ECONOMIC PROBLEMS, IT IS THE PRIMARY PROBLEM. Liberal/progressive policies of expanding govt. and govt. interference into state issues has created the economic mess. JFK gave tax cuts to spur economic growth, Reagan gave tax cuts to get us out of the Carter/DemocRAT recession of 21% interest rates, 12% unemployment and double digit inflation, W. Bush gave us tax cuts to spur growth for 48 consecutive months and escape the Clinton recession caused by the biggest tax increase in U.S. history at that time. SPENDING ON GOVT. PROGRAMS, FOREIGN AID and EXPANSION OF BIGGER GOVT. POLICIES under Obumbler outweigh the spending of all 43 presidents before him COMBINED. TAX CUTS DO NOT CAUSE DEBT, GOVT. SPENDING CAUSES DEBT outspending the federal revenues. TAX CUTS UNDER REAGAN DOUBLED GOVT. REVENUE, DemocRAT Congress kept spending away just as it always does. Big spending Rockefeller Repubs. got the green light after Bush’s re-election and spent away, leading to DemocRATS taking House and Senate by 2007. Democorrupt party leaders have refused to regulate Fannie and Freddie, forcing mortgage industry to give loans for houses to anyone who applied, illegal aliens or otherwise. System came crumbling down with the creators of the program, Democorrupt party–particularly Dodd and Frank-still denying any threat of insolvability in the program-even while Dodd and other DemocRATS were getting special mortgage interest rewards from Countrywide Mortgage. Democorrupt party leaders have now tripled the Bush debt with all the egregious spending, lying to the American people. You can’t run up tremendous debt as they have done, then borrow and spend out of the problem. They have put off greater economic problems that will eventually collapse the system without drastic cuts in spending and re-organizing the American economy. GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF THE SAND, all of FDR’s spending made a recession a GREAT DEPRESSION and Obumbler is following the same model.

  85. richard says:

    I guess you dont remember we had a surplus when Clinton left office….I was IRAQ that started draining the bank….Check back for yourself…we had a surplus up to that date….Where were you about spending for the illigal war???? Where were the tea pot heads then?

  86. richard says:

    I guess you dont remember we had a surplus when Clinton left office….I was IRAQ that started draining the bank….Check back for yourself…we had a surplus up to that date….Where were you about spending for the illigal war???? Where were the tea pot heads then?

  87. richard says:

    I guess you dont remember we had a surplus when Clinton left office….I was IRAQ that started draining the bank….Check back for yourself…we had a surplus up to that date….Where were you about spending for the illigal war???? Where were the tea pot heads then?

  88. Kevin says:

    We would be better served by limiting the powers of the Senate and Congress, reducing their terms to two. Taking away their lifetime benifits, forcing them to live like the rest of the citizens instead of like royalty. Most of the politicians have become mini gods to themselves. Voting themselves raises and benifits like nothing the public has Until the citizens embrace the facts and make appropriate changes to government lifedtyles we will remain in a downward spiral. Let them fly commercial, Limit their use of public funds. Give the American people the choices to vote on. Give the American people control of their own lives and the control over the pocketboofs of these 545 people that rule us. They should be voted out and replaces immediately. The likes of Pelosi and the rest, the asses and elephants should be threated like they treat the public. there is just this elitest atmosphere in Washington and obviously it works for them because non of them are not wealthy or worried about their health benifits or salaries. They can retire after one term and have better benifits than a person who has worked 25 years.

  89. Kevin says:

    We would be better served by limiting the powers of the Senate and Congress, reducing their terms to two. Taking away their lifetime benifits, forcing them to live like the rest of the citizens instead of like royalty. Most of the politicians have become mini gods to themselves. Voting themselves raises and benifits like nothing the public has Until the citizens embrace the facts and make appropriate changes to government lifedtyles we will remain in a downward spiral. Let them fly commercial, Limit their use of public funds. Give the American people the choices to vote on. Give the American people control of their own lives and the control over the pocketboofs of these 545 people that rule us. They should be voted out and replaces immediately. The likes of Pelosi and the rest, the asses and elephants should be threated like they treat the public. there is just this elitest atmosphere in Washington and obviously it works for them because non of them are not wealthy or worried about their health benifits or salaries. They can retire after one term and have better benifits than a person who has worked 25 years.

  90. Kevin says:

    We would be better served by limiting the powers of the Senate and Congress, reducing their terms to two. Taking away their lifetime benifits, forcing them to live like the rest of the citizens instead of like royalty. Most of the politicians have become mini gods to themselves. Voting themselves raises and benifits like nothing the public has Until the citizens embrace the facts and make appropriate changes to government lifedtyles we will remain in a downward spiral. Let them fly commercial, Limit their use of public funds. Give the American people the choices to vote on. Give the American people control of their own lives and the control over the pocketboofs of these 545 people that rule us. They should be voted out and replaces immediately. The likes of Pelosi and the rest, the asses and elephants should be threated like they treat the public. there is just this elitest atmosphere in Washington and obviously it works for them because non of them are not wealthy or worried about their health benifits or salaries. They can retire after one term and have better benifits than a person who has worked 25 years.

  91. Jim F says:

    Nancy,

    Why do you think it is right to use the force of government to confiscate my property to make yourself better off?
    If one person puts a gun to my head and demands money, that, I am sure you would agree is stealing. If a gang of ten did it, it is still stealing. If a gang of 535 takes my property it still doesn’t change the fact that they are taking private property by threat of force.

  92. Jim F says:

    Nancy,

    Why do you think it is right to use the force of government to confiscate my property to make yourself better off?
    If one person puts a gun to my head and demands money, that, I am sure you would agree is stealing. If a gang of ten did it, it is still stealing. If a gang of 535 takes my property it still doesn’t change the fact that they are taking private property by threat of force.

  93. Jim F says:

    Nancy,

    Why do you think it is right to use the force of government to confiscate my property to make yourself better off?
    If one person puts a gun to my head and demands money, that, I am sure you would agree is stealing. If a gang of ten did it, it is still stealing. If a gang of 535 takes my property it still doesn’t change the fact that they are taking private property by threat of force.

  94. chuck in st paul says:

    Joe Arnold, two thirds of the government spending is transfer payments – social security, medicare/medicaid, welfare, (un)Earned Income Tax Credit, etc. Chopping that by 50% up front will not happen. That’s one of the major road blocks. There are many others though that could get the ax such as Dept. of Education, DoT, tea tasters, helium reserve, etc. It’s all been said many times before. The 1984 Grace Commission report already plowed this field. Not much was done. Surprise! Not.

  95. chuck in st paul says:

    Joe Arnold, two thirds of the government spending is transfer payments – social security, medicare/medicaid, welfare, (un)Earned Income Tax Credit, etc. Chopping that by 50% up front will not happen. That’s one of the major road blocks. There are many others though that could get the ax such as Dept. of Education, DoT, tea tasters, helium reserve, etc. It’s all been said many times before. The 1984 Grace Commission report already plowed this field. Not much was done. Surprise! Not.

  96. chuck in st paul says:

    Joe Arnold, two thirds of the government spending is transfer payments – social security, medicare/medicaid, welfare, (un)Earned Income Tax Credit, etc. Chopping that by 50% up front will not happen. That’s one of the major road blocks. There are many others though that could get the ax such as Dept. of Education, DoT, tea tasters, helium reserve, etc. It’s all been said many times before. The 1984 Grace Commission report already plowed this field. Not much was done. Surprise! Not.

  97. chuck in st paul says:

    Richard The Red just keeps bleating the same tired Kos Kids drivel obtained from Arianna Huff N Puff. No, ‘the war’ was not illegal. Yes ‘the war’ cost money. However, Barry has overspent more in one year than the entire cost of ‘the war’ and is poised to do it again. By the last year of President Bush’s presidency the annual debt had declined to about 146 billion. The economic collapse caused by the mortgage collapse caused by Marxist stupidities put into law by leftist Congress Critters in Carter’s and Clinton’s presidencies caused a huge drop in revenue while Bush II and Barry went along with Congress’ bailout mania only exacerbating the problems without fixing either the cause of the results.

    Getting rid of money gets rid of nothing. What you really mean is steal from the successful and gift it to the venal, the stupid, and the incompetent so we have equal outcomes. You are either very naive or one of the former.

  98. chuck in st paul says:

    Richard The Red just keeps bleating the same tired Kos Kids drivel obtained from Arianna Huff N Puff. No, ‘the war’ was not illegal. Yes ‘the war’ cost money. However, Barry has overspent more in one year than the entire cost of ‘the war’ and is poised to do it again. By the last year of President Bush’s presidency the annual debt had declined to about 146 billion. The economic collapse caused by the mortgage collapse caused by Marxist stupidities put into law by leftist Congress Critters in Carter’s and Clinton’s presidencies caused a huge drop in revenue while Bush II and Barry went along with Congress’ bailout mania only exacerbating the problems without fixing either the cause of the results.

    Getting rid of money gets rid of nothing. What you really mean is steal from the successful and gift it to the venal, the stupid, and the incompetent so we have equal outcomes. You are either very naive or one of the former.

  99. chuck in st paul says:

    Richard The Red just keeps bleating the same tired Kos Kids drivel obtained from Arianna Huff N Puff. No, ‘the war’ was not illegal. Yes ‘the war’ cost money. However, Barry has overspent more in one year than the entire cost of ‘the war’ and is poised to do it again. By the last year of President Bush’s presidency the annual debt had declined to about 146 billion. The economic collapse caused by the mortgage collapse caused by Marxist stupidities put into law by leftist Congress Critters in Carter’s and Clinton’s presidencies caused a huge drop in revenue while Bush II and Barry went along with Congress’ bailout mania only exacerbating the problems without fixing either the cause of the results.

    Getting rid of money gets rid of nothing. What you really mean is steal from the successful and gift it to the venal, the stupid, and the incompetent so we have equal outcomes. You are either very naive or one of the former.

  100. Judith says:

    All these pontifications on cures for economy; you cannot tax yourself out of a recession. Recessions are cyclical. America is becoming a nation of morons; half of them think you can take a train to Hawaii (wherever that is…duh) Obama cannot take responsibility for his actions. A lot of us are sick of his blame Bush strategy. What an incompetent jerk but then what did the morons expect from someone whose only skill is campaigning and reading from a teleprompter. P.S. Another myth Obama was or is not a law professor; he was a teaching assistant. He still is also a pathological narcissist.

  101. Judith says:

    All these pontifications on cures for economy; you cannot tax yourself out of a recession. Recessions are cyclical. America is becoming a nation of morons; half of them think you can take a train to Hawaii (wherever that is…duh) Obama cannot take responsibility for his actions. A lot of us are sick of his blame Bush strategy. What an incompetent jerk but then what did the morons expect from someone whose only skill is campaigning and reading from a teleprompter. P.S. Another myth Obama was or is not a law professor; he was a teaching assistant. He still is also a pathological narcissist.

  102. Judith says:

    All these pontifications on cures for economy; you cannot tax yourself out of a recession. Recessions are cyclical. America is becoming a nation of morons; half of them think you can take a train to Hawaii (wherever that is…duh) Obama cannot take responsibility for his actions. A lot of us are sick of his blame Bush strategy. What an incompetent jerk but then what did the morons expect from someone whose only skill is campaigning and reading from a teleprompter. P.S. Another myth Obama was or is not a law professor; he was a teaching assistant. He still is also a pathological narcissist.

  103. Pat says:

    the USA cannot continue to spend huge amounts on unfunded wars. More should be spend on infrastructure.

  104. Pat says:

    the USA cannot continue to spend huge amounts on unfunded wars. More should be spend on infrastructure.

  105. Pat says:

    the USA cannot continue to spend huge amounts on unfunded wars. More should be spend on infrastructure.

  106. Silvia says:

    Unnecessary wars, immigration, health care reform. Irresponsible spending that teaches our children that it is okay not to make an effort as the government somehow or another will pay for your mistakes. Unfortunately, we are the ones paying, those of us holding two jobs to feed our family honestly, pay our debts on time, and to live within our means, paying for our own health insurance, coming to this country by legal means. How do I explain to my children that doing the right thing pays off when there are programs in this country that bail out the irresponsible?

  107. Silvia says:

    Unnecessary wars, immigration, health care reform. Irresponsible spending that teaches our children that it is okay not to make an effort as the government somehow or another will pay for your mistakes. Unfortunately, we are the ones paying, those of us holding two jobs to feed our family honestly, pay our debts on time, and to live within our means, paying for our own health insurance, coming to this country by legal means. How do I explain to my children that doing the right thing pays off when there are programs in this country that bail out the irresponsible?

  108. Silvia says:

    Unnecessary wars, immigration, health care reform. Irresponsible spending that teaches our children that it is okay not to make an effort as the government somehow or another will pay for your mistakes. Unfortunately, we are the ones paying, those of us holding two jobs to feed our family honestly, pay our debts on time, and to live within our means, paying for our own health insurance, coming to this country by legal means. How do I explain to my children that doing the right thing pays off when there are programs in this country that bail out the irresponsible?

  109. Mark B. says:

    Kevin says:
    October 1, 2010 at 7:35 am
    We would be better served by limiting the powers of the Senate and Congress, reducing their terms to two. Taking away their lifetime benifits, forcing them to live like the rest of the citizens instead of like royalty. Most of the politicians have become mini gods to themselves. Voting themselves raises and benifits like nothing the public has Until the citizens embrace the facts and make appropriate changes to government lifedtyles we will remain in a downward spiral. Let them fly commercial, Limit their use of public funds. Give the American people the choices to vote on. Give the American people control of their own lives and the control over the pocketboofs of these 545 people that rule us. They should be voted out and replaces immediately. The likes of Pelosi and the rest, the asses and elephants should be threated like they treat the public. there is just this elitest atmosphere in Washington and obviously it works for them because non of them are not wealthy or worried about their health benifits or salaries. They can retire after one term and have better benifits than a person who has worked 25 years.

    Silvia says:
    October 5, 2010 at 11:31 am
    Unnecessary wars, immigration, health care reform. Irresponsible spending that teaches our children that it is okay not to make an effort as the government somehow or another will pay for your mistakes. Unfortunately, we are the ones paying, those of us holding two jobs to feed our family honestly, pay our debts on time, and to live within our means, paying for our own health insurance, coming to this country by legal means. How do I explain to my children that doing the right thing pays off when there are programs in this country that bail out the irresponsible?

    These people have some spin on the ball.. ill vote with you any day.. amen…

  110. Mark B. says:

    Kevin says:
    October 1, 2010 at 7:35 am
    We would be better served by limiting the powers of the Senate and Congress, reducing their terms to two. Taking away their lifetime benifits, forcing them to live like the rest of the citizens instead of like royalty. Most of the politicians have become mini gods to themselves. Voting themselves raises and benifits like nothing the public has Until the citizens embrace the facts and make appropriate changes to government lifedtyles we will remain in a downward spiral. Let them fly commercial, Limit their use of public funds. Give the American people the choices to vote on. Give the American people control of their own lives and the control over the pocketboofs of these 545 people that rule us. They should be voted out and replaces immediately. The likes of Pelosi and the rest, the asses and elephants should be threated like they treat the public. there is just this elitest atmosphere in Washington and obviously it works for them because non of them are not wealthy or worried about their health benifits or salaries. They can retire after one term and have better benifits than a person who has worked 25 years.

    Silvia says:
    October 5, 2010 at 11:31 am
    Unnecessary wars, immigration, health care reform. Irresponsible spending that teaches our children that it is okay not to make an effort as the government somehow or another will pay for your mistakes. Unfortunately, we are the ones paying, those of us holding two jobs to feed our family honestly, pay our debts on time, and to live within our means, paying for our own health insurance, coming to this country by legal means. How do I explain to my children that doing the right thing pays off when there are programs in this country that bail out the irresponsible?

    These people have some spin on the ball.. ill vote with you any day.. amen…

  111. Mark B. says:

    Kevin says:
    October 1, 2010 at 7:35 am
    We would be better served by limiting the powers of the Senate and Congress, reducing their terms to two. Taking away their lifetime benifits, forcing them to live like the rest of the citizens instead of like royalty. Most of the politicians have become mini gods to themselves. Voting themselves raises and benifits like nothing the public has Until the citizens embrace the facts and make appropriate changes to government lifedtyles we will remain in a downward spiral. Let them fly commercial, Limit their use of public funds. Give the American people the choices to vote on. Give the American people control of their own lives and the control over the pocketboofs of these 545 people that rule us. They should be voted out and replaces immediately. The likes of Pelosi and the rest, the asses and elephants should be threated like they treat the public. there is just this elitest atmosphere in Washington and obviously it works for them because non of them are not wealthy or worried about their health benifits or salaries. They can retire after one term and have better benifits than a person who has worked 25 years.

    Silvia says:
    October 5, 2010 at 11:31 am
    Unnecessary wars, immigration, health care reform. Irresponsible spending that teaches our children that it is okay not to make an effort as the government somehow or another will pay for your mistakes. Unfortunately, we are the ones paying, those of us holding two jobs to feed our family honestly, pay our debts on time, and to live within our means, paying for our own health insurance, coming to this country by legal means. How do I explain to my children that doing the right thing pays off when there are programs in this country that bail out the irresponsible?

    These people have some spin on the ball.. ill vote with you any day.. amen…

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