02-03-2015 05:27 AM
- Too bad we couldn't "make em squeal" when they wanted to take us to war in Iraq or expand medicaid part B. While the democrats aren't exactly known for being fiscally responsible, I find it a little insulting when the republicans try to convince us that they are. The problem with this country isn't that it's run by a democrat, or that it was practically run into the ground by a republican 6 years prior, the problem with this country is that it's run by large corporate entities, and the super wealthy. They don't lobby our politicians to enact laws that will help out the majority, they lobby our politicians to enact laws that will help them line their pockets. The other problem is that we have too many voters that believe the problem lies with what party is in office. With that kind of misguided attitude, it's no wonder that our corporate masters can run this country as they see fit (and they see fit to line their own pockets and to hell with everyone else).03-27-2014 06:04 PMLike 6
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ03-28-2014 05:54 AM
- 03-28-2014 09:07 AM
- Not going to lie... I lol'd
The writing and directing of the ad is kind of ridiculous though. I wonder what the target demographic is?
Also agree that both parties are ridiculous and corrupt. Either one would drive us off a cliff if left unchecked.03-28-2014 11:37 AM
- 03-28-2014 11:57 AM
- I've driven through Iowa a few times and I remember seeing a lot of pork farms and signs that said. "Pork, The Other White Meat", so I would guess it's aimed at hog ranchers. Maybe it will make a lot of sense to them, and she'll get elected. I don't know. The ad certainly had a different theme to it. She didn't call herself a Republican, but rather a conservative.
To me conservative is a dirty word in the case of politicians. Granted, some people find the word liberal to be a dirty word. I personally don't see how someone can be a conservative and not believe in climate change or CONSERVING our natural resources. When I hear the word "conservative", to me it sounds like someone that wants to impose their moral code on someone else.
Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk03-28-2014 03:21 PM
- I've driven through Iowa a few times and I remember seeing a lot of pork farms and signs that said. "Pork, The Other White Meat", so I would guess it's aimed at hog ranchers. Maybe it will make a lot of sense to them, and she'll get elected. I don't know. The ad certainly had a different theme to it. She didn't call herself a Republican, but rather a conservative.03-28-2014 04:22 PM
It has traditionally been very easy for the conservatives, libertarians and more progressive liberals to find a lot of common ground on policy issues, and most of our "drama" is resultant from mainstream democrat/republican squabbling over social issues - despite an almost statewide consensus that being kind and doing the little things that improve quality of life for everyone are much more important than being right. Iowa grew up as a farming state and the lessons learned about resource conservation, good habits about crop rotation, ecology, etc and a culture where people are still okay saying, "hi" to strangers when they pass them on main street still remain deeply entrenched, despite recent growing pains. Conservative definitely means something else here than it does in some other places and on the national stage - it's not about regression or funneling all resources to giant companies, but about defending and supporting the attitudes that strengthen the hard-workers at a local level. The giant agricultural conglomerates are not the hard workers, the people displaced by them are and most people in Iowa can recognize the difference and realize that there is almost nothing actually conservative (or liberal for that matter) about mainstream bought and paid for republicans and democrats.03-28-2014 04:55 PM
- 03-28-2014 05:51 PM
- 03-28-2014 06:36 PM
- There is a built in problem here... anyone who is going to be honest and/or representative of the citizens (as opposed to donors) is never going to be on a ballot, invited to a debate nor given a second glance by the media (which tells people how they ought to vote). I don't know the candidate's names yet, but I can tell you on one "side", you're going to have a lying fascist dancing on the strings of an establishment marionette manipulator, while on the other "side" you're going to have a person fascist liar, spinning in silly circles on strings pulled by that exact same marionette manipulator. Anyone and everyone worth voting for has no chance of being acknowledged as a candidate. Democrat, republican, tea-party, blah blah, all different words for the same thing: Owned by corporations and loyal to no one.
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ03-29-2014 08:19 AM
But just to restate my point, and to ask you point blank, forcing people to pay for healthcare insurance vs having them flood our emergency departments and having tax payers foot the bill, where's the part where Obamacare is the worse of the two again?03-29-2014 04:41 PM
- I think the ad already demonstrates that she believes that democrats are worse spenders than Republicans, hence the reason I didn't mention the spending. Although, I still don't understand why people think Obamacare is going to be some sort of healthcare apocalypse (other than because Faux News tells them so). The way we were going with our healthcare in this country was bankrupting us before Obamacare. Obamacare is forcing people to pay for their own healthcare if not provided for by their own employers. I kind of remember "personal responsibility" being something the GOP threw out there when the ones in my local state were forcing everyone to get auto insurance. I also remember "Your rates will go down" as being a big selling point for forcing everyone to have basic liability insurance. That didn't really work out, it was just a ploy IMO to give a financial shot in the arm to the insurance companies. I think Obamacare is the same thing, but you know why it went that way? I think it has to do with the GOP not wanting a single payer option. So yes, I'll agree that Obamacare in its current form is a gift to the insurance companies at the expense of the middle class, but the GOP was just as much responsible for it being that way as the Democrats were for passing it.
But just to restate my point, and to ask you point blank, forcing people to pay for healthcare insurance vs having them flood our emergency departments and having tax payers foot the bill, where's the part where Obamacare is the worse of the two again?
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ03-29-2014 11:32 PM
So are you saying private enterprise is the only way to run anything efficiently?
If you started to work for the government, would you suddenly become inefficient at anything you did?03-30-2014 02:30 AM
Wait, how is the government running health care again? The Obamacare website gives you links to PRIVATE insurance companies that cover you and per the new mandate they must take pre - existing conditions, must cover your college aged children, and cannot cancel your coverage when you really need it. Where exactly do you get that it's government run? I'm going to have to ask you to step away from the Faux News and to slowly hand over the red Kool aid that you're ODing on......we have some lovely people that can help you with your maladies....They're called independents....
Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk03-30-2014 08:01 AM
- 03-30-2014 09:24 AM
- 03-30-2014 10:04 AM
- Roads and military are 2 of the limited list of things the government should be responsible for and they aren't even ran efficiently.
Quit watching fox? I don't know how to make it more clear that I get my news from different sources. Maybe you should quit trying to lump everyone that disagrees with your political beliefs into your liberal talking points.
Why do all liberals take what you say and start putting words in your mouth? Example "So, you're basically saying that since you believe in the right to own guns, children should use them to kill each other with?" Or "you disagree with me so you shouldn't watch faux news ehhhhhh." Enough03-30-2014 10:19 AM
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