How your government will manage health care

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by tieguy, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Excerpt from an email I recieved.

    U.S. House & Senate have voted themselves $4,700 and $5,300 raises.
    1. They voted to not give you a S.S. Cost of living raise in 2010 and 2011.

    2. Your Medicaid premiums will go up $285.60 for the 2-years and
    You will not get the 3% COLA: $660/yr. Your total 2-yr loss and cost is

    -$1,600 or -$3,200
    for husband and wife.

    3. Over 2-yrs they each get $10,000

  2. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    Our honest politicians deserve a raise for all their hard work....UGH!!!!:angry:
  3. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    All politicians up for election in 2010 should be voted out --throw them all out --this is the only thing they understand. In 2011 and 2012 if they still do not listen --vote them out again --all parties --I am sick of them all !!!!:angry::angry::angry::angry:
  4. Mr Jingles

    Mr Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I wish that could happen.
    Out government in Washington is just sickening - regardless of party.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Why, at election time, does the American voter continually forget how the incumbent has screwed us over and over again????
  6. May I offer a phrase???

    "Effective Marketing"

    Aren't we smart???:sad-very:
  7. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Because a large part of the electorate vote with the "whats in it for me" mentality. While I guess I can understand it why do people get to vote on property tax increases when they rent. Well it is good for them and their kids.
    Why do people who dont work,or work for lower pay, get to vote on tax increases at all if they get earned income credit?
    It is just like 9/11. If you were not affected, you dont care. It is scary to ask someone where they were when 9/11 happened and they dont know what I mean. I didnt know any one there, I didnt lose anyone, but before that I never listened to the news, just music. Now I am a know it all. (JK) But when someone asks me where I was, I saw that last plane, and the sky was eerily bare, except for the one flying over my head before it crashed in PA. it was the scariest day of my life, and I fear something just about as bad will happen in NYC this New years eve. yes yes, the sky is falling.
  8. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Great post and points. I can't believe we have already forgotten the horriffic scenes of 9-11. But here we are again ready to forget as we did the first attacks on the world trade centers.
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I happened to catch the tail end of the Joy Behar interview with Bette Midler. Bette talked about "rational people needing to speak calmly".
    Try talking calmly to the N. Korean nut or the Iran nut or any Taliban member.......these enemy-type people are not rational to begin with, so there's no reasoning with them. The Dems. she schedules on that show got their heads up......:wink2:
  10. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    rational people will get us all killed.
  11. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Guess we did not have any rational people at the global warming conference.:happy-very:
  12. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Who's we ? Speak for yourself.... Or are you talking about your imaginary Hate America, love the terrorist crowd....

    Moreluck: Rational people talking calmy ?....So you prefer people talking over each other, like a typical Fox News segments..?????
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I was referring to talking rationally to world leaders like Kim Jung ILL or whatever that nut's name is. or Achmadinnutjob.....him too. You can't just talk to leaders like these.........they're insane.

    I never mentioned FOX.....this was not on FOX, it was on the all Dem network of HLN-Cnn
  14. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I think Obama forgot... "Now, this was a serious reminder of the dangers that we face and the nature of those who threaten our homeland."
  15. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Woah! If you're right then that means that on a "typical" fox news cast we have people from opposite political spectrums talking over each other in heated debate. You just stuck your foot in your mouth and admitted that a typical fox newscast is fair and balanced. :happy-very:
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    01/01/10 8:12 am CDT Western Illinois. Official update: Sky did not fall. Very cold though.:happy2:
  17. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    And Im very glad!
  18. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Obama lied then. He said in Feb. the sky would likely fall.
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    To be fair he did say Feb 29.
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    "Would fall" or "would likely fall". Politics.