I think someone needs to remind Tim Ryan of the individual freedom we have due to this countries founding fathers, not his health care vote. Let's call this what it truly is, a political power grab by the Democrats. They are looking to further grow the population who needs them to hand out entitlements for votes. For those of you who do not see this, you should lose your right to vote, because you are too lazy or naive to conduct any due diligence.
I feel regret for those of you who do not comprehend the ramifications of this vote. If this reform is passed, health care as you know it will look totally different in the not so distant future. You supporters today will be complaining about rationing of care, waiting longer for care, or panels ruling out the continuation of a treatment which could save your life.
These morons in the federal government cannot even run a website with $28,000,000 of stimulus money whose primary focus is on tracking stimulus money and it's job creation. Reports in the last week show money being spent and jobs created in Congressional Districts which do not exist!! This is a prime example of why the government's role in our lives needs to be decreased not expanded.
However, I am walking around with a smile on my face, because when the American People come to realize what these 'honest politicians' have passed, the Democrats will have committed political suicide!! I cannot totally blame the American People for not keeping up on this topic, they have many more important things to do like monitoring social networking websites, watching Dancing with the Stars, & taking advantage of all these great holiday sales.
There might be a short delay in the US citizens ability to recognize this as a mistake, but Tim Ryan and others who voted for this colossal blunder will be reflected upon negatively in the pages of history!!
I recommend all you fat asses hit the treadmill, cut out the fast food, and put down that cigarette. Get healthy now!!
November 21, 2009 at 10:15 a.m.
Bye Timothy, you better get your resume posted on Monster.com!!
November 8, 2009 at 11:32 p.m.
Come on now, guys. President Obama deserves this accolade. His early days of community organizing have payed huge dividends to the safety and 'peace' in Chicago!! They only have one murder every 16 hours in that city. That makes Youngstown look like Vatican City. Oops!
I cannot imagine anyone more deserving than a Commander-in-Chief who goes out of his way to not speak with top generals running a war. That obviously promotes peace!! Not to mention, his party has been waving white flags of surrender since the early days in Iraq and Afghanistan. Oops.
At this pace, we will be defending our borders with slingshots and garbage can lids. Nuclear proliferation and the elimination of missile defense shields scream tranquility. Oops.
Instead of spending time on war and violence, President Obama has focused his attention to honing his golf and basketball skills. In addition, there was that trip to Denmark last week for the fourth place prize from the International Olympic Committee. Chicago did not even receive the "Bronze Medal" in that competition!! Oops.
This is absolutely laughable, and discredits the Nobel Peace Prize for years to come.
October 11, 2009 at 9:37 a.m.
E.D., You make some valid points, but Ohio is simply late to the game. Who are you going to draw to Youngstown from outside the state, when there are now casinoes in Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Western NY, Detroit, etc.? The real key to reversing Youngstown's fortune would be to increase the tax base for generations to come. This area needs to focus on providing an incentive for businesses or industries to move to Youngstown for good. In return, it would increase overall tax revenue by raising the number of people paying taxes. When you entice new industries to an area, you obviously bring along the potential for new, local jobs.
This is the way to grow a local economy, not through the casino business.
October 11, 2009 at 9:16 a.m.
Approximately what percentage of the proceeds from this sale will be used to pay back the federal government for the bailout?
October 9, 2009 at 3:33 p.m.
This is a text book case of why there should be tort reform. Clogging up the court docket with this nonsense is ridiculous.
$500,000 in punitive damages for a dispute with a neighbor and police. Guaranteed this guy does not want to work or is too lazy!!
October 7, 2009 at 10:12 a.m.
Cambridge, Who says we have to be the world's policeman? I am worried about the US of A. However, if we are causing collateral damage to the regions we are hunting down terrorists, it does not hurt to assist in building infrastructure or give assistance to the government. That could be seen as intelligent PR, so these nations think twice before harboring terrorists in the future.
I am for one thing and one thing only. Hunting down terrorists, then bringing our troops home safely. It would be a shame to leave a job unfinished, and have it bite us in the rear end down the road.
October 6, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.
2010 Elections will be brought to you by Costco:
Wholesale electoral changes in bulk!!
Conservatives are needed in Aisle 3 to rescue this country from undisciplined spenders at the local, state, & federal levels.
October 6, 2009 at 4:19 p.m.
Let's go green!! Golf carts for all and I am going to hug a tree!!
Everyone relax, Government Motors CEO, Barry O, knows what he is doing. Most of his experience in life is community organizing and street hustlin!! That experience easily transfers to the board rooms of big business.
When the Hummer deal goes through, there is going to be a 'huge' jump in the GM stock price. Possibly 100% gain. Stock will go from $.61 to $1.22!! I smell a NBC special on Barry's accomplishments at GM....
Keep living the dream liberals. Cotton candy, lollipops, & unicorns for all.
November 2010 is coming soon!!
October 6, 2009 at 3:53 p.m.
Hey Woody, You make a compelling point. If Big Labor detests Big Business and Wall Street, why not pump all their pension money into their own companies. Example, allocate the majority of their pensions to GM & Chrysler stock. You guys along with Barry O. are running those companies. Why not put your money where your mouths are?
In a separate point, Westside, your argument of Trickle-Up economics does not apply to Reagan's trickle-down economic theory. If a billionaire grew up in poverty, then made something of himself/herself does not make it Trickle-Up Economics. It makes them a success story, who probably utilized that success and wealth to create jobs, thus trickle down economics.
October 6, 2009 at 12:11 p.m.