March 2011

Just trying to help

doh1304's picture

Thom - if I'm right you'll remember this as soon as I say it. Social Security was called an "entitlment program" because, unlike "welfare" you recieved benefits because you paid into it, based on the amount you paid into it. The descriptor was chosen for a political reason, to make the tax more palatable by differentiating it from welfare; to make it look like a savings rather than a tax. This is why the right has demonized the word "entitlment", to confuse the public by linking the word to budget defecits rather than to benefits.

The crisis

RLM8's picture

This past weekend in Iowa Republican Steve King held a forum. There were several Tea partiers and other right-wing proponents for small government. I am all for hearing both sides of the argument, as long as no one gets hurt. The most important thing we can do today is call and write our congressmen and senators and insist on food safety and environmentalSafety. The Republican Congress under John Boehner is divided, and for good reason.

Republican paid bloggers

Judylea1's picture

Thom, I have been blogging on political sites on Youtube for some time and find that what you said in your show is absolutely correct. There are a plethora of youtubers spouting right wing talking points right now, in just the manner of the ad you read on the air. I can see many of them are people desperate for a job. There was one young guy in particular that I argued with for a while.

Our Republican Friends Hope We Won't Notice

 

Our Republican friends hope we won't notice.

The will of the people thwarted with malice.

Wall Street got a handout. Main Street got sold out.

The rich get richer and the rest of us get poorer without a doubt.

 

We have a revenue problem our Republican friends ignore

While they balance the budget on the backs of the poor.

grammar and syntax

nharrison's picture

Homogenous refers to a process in the manufacture of milk. Homogeneous refers to similarities among groups of items/people, etc. Please don't conflate the two.

 

our social security 'entitlement' that we paid in....... is taxed

Yes   yes...................

A MILITARY ASSET speaks from A MILITARY ASSET

Robin Hordon's picture

If anyone in this country has any doubts about the fact that the good ole USofA is being run, lock-stock-and barrel by the MILITARY-INTELLIGENCE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, just try and reconcile the tortured, hypocritical and blatantly "propagandist" speech this country's primary "Military Asset", President Barrack Obama, presented at one of the many "Military Assets"...a military facility close to WDC.

There is NO Such Thing asa Safe Nuclear Energy

1776's picture

Riddle me this,…failure of biz tax receipts

telliottmbamsc's picture

Is it a good use of the president’s time or does it even make economic sense for a president to devote his energy and the countries resources pursuing a policy of corporate international competitiveness when the subject corporations pay little if any taxes?  How about if most of the jobs being created by the subject corporations are located overseas?