Handouts as given in some form or another to over 47% of the population take the dignity of people and it enslaves them to the government. Thus, they literally give up their freedom for the sake of a free meal or a small handout. What was meant as a temporary safety net for people down on their luck, has become a way of life. This is what brought other countries down and we are now on the same path. And...when the bill comes due for all the trillions of dollars this government is borrowing to pay for the handouts and there is no money left from the "rich" people, the very people receiving the handouts will be rioting in the streets when they are taken away. All you have to do is look at Greece today where they are burning down buildings, rioting, looting all because they upped the full retirement age to 67. And there is so much more that is devastating to this country in terms of the freedom that is being taken from us day after day. What a tragic legacy we are giving to our children. They are the ones who will suffer when the trillions have to be repaid.
November 8, 2012 at 12:02 p.m.
Very sad to see so many blinded by the left - yikes does anyone here do the research into the candidates they vote for or do they just stick to the Party line and vilifiy anyone who dares disagree with them.
October 16, 2012 at 9:04 a.m.
As a former Youngstown resident, I'm amazed at how the valley has continued to support the demwits who have done nothing for them. They are still listening and believing in the propaganda. I thought after all these years (decades) that some people would at least vote as an independent - translation: vote for the man, not the Party. Instead, they refuse to change and continue to make lame excuses as to why they continue to vote against their own best interests.
October 15, 2012 at 2:52 p.m.
Some commentors here seem to forget the contributions the Cafaro family has made by creating jobs and donating money to the University and other community programs. I no longer live in Youngstown, but I'm pretty tired of reading these scathing comments about the Cafaros. Your hatred of the Cafaro's is astounding. You need to remember that the Cafaro family stuck with a shrinking Youngstown and the community - they didn't run out like many other businesses. For that they deserve some credit!
June 22, 2011 at 11:51 a.m.