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7 months ago
Nicely written Mr. Weitbrecht.
Now I expect that the anti- illegal screamers will all be here soon to call you names and while agree that non-citizens should not vote, these laws appear to be preventing LEGAL citizens from voting. Disgraceful!
I just wonder what all the screamers would do if they received a letter stating they had been dropped from the voting registers because some bureaucrats records erroneously indicated their home address was a vacant lot! Welcome to the nightmare of getting that straightened out!
8 months ago
Really? What part of sulfur dioxide (acid rain, soot), nitrogen oxide (ozone, smog) or mercury (toxic air emission) is POLITICAL?
The coal industry is responsible for over 90% of these first two substances released into the air by power plants. Fact or POLITICAL?
The decision to close the oldest and dirtiest plants rather than try to upgrade them was a financial decision of the owners. POLITICAL or economic? (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Here's Linda, moving backwards again! I thought we had all agreed long ago that we need cleaner energy, good for the environment AND people. But money (cheap energy) trumps all yet again while some ignore this state's greatest and cheapest natural resource (sun/solar).
If Arizona were more forward thinking we could lead the nation in clean solar energy, make oodles of money and create lots of safe, clean good paying jobs. And our President Obama wants to do something about it - that must make it all dirty, scandalous, political - right?
Linda and her pals needs to change gears and get it in 'drive' . Linda, honey, that's the one with a 'D' like in Democrat, not 'R' like in Republican or Reverse.
8 months ago
Very nicely put Willie.
I don't imagine I could possibly live long enough to see the day where my moral compass defends and protects someone who rigs the legal system and tax code with payoffs to make it perfectly legal to dodge taxes on million and billions in off-shore accounts while at the SAME TIME condemning as a "taker/moocher" the guy who got his legs blown off in war and now depends on the government for not doing his fair share.
How small would my mind have to be.... how much would I have to hate my fellow man
to adopt this mindset? I cannot comprehend it.8 months ago
Yep, joe sure likes being in front of a camera.
The article doesn't mention whether or not the ol' boy will be paid for this face time.
ABC is going to have to count on Joe being re-elected to make this work...........
8 months ago
My question remains - with whome shall we begin? A great many of those who pay no taxes are the most vulnerable in our society so put your hatchet where your mouth is - who will you strike down first?
Your claim that only republicans are interested in entitlement reform is patently false. I and all my liberal/progressive pals are 100% in favor of eliminating the 30 billion dollar annual subsidy to the oil companies for instance. If there is a liberal out there who disagrees, please introduce yourself!
The difference between repubs and dems is in our view of WHICH entitlements are in need of reform. [wink]
P.S. Willie you are right on the mark. Corporate America has reported skyrocketing profits and lavish executive compensation paid for by cuts to worker wages and benefits and shifted the burden to the government/taxpayer. Our outrage belongs with corporate America. Why should anyone who works for a living require food stamps or other subsidies to survive?8 months ago
So Willie and DonMey,
Assuming that the amount contributed by the hypothetical couple above earned a reasonable rate of return over the decades that those funds were entrusted to government care, there should be plenty there to cover their 'entitlement' . Unless of course someone intends to raid the piggy bank again while crying poor.
And I have no problem with the term entitlement - they are indeed entitled to it. It's their money! 8 months ago
Ok Chatmandu, I'm with you.
Let's make those 47% ante up! With whome shall we begin? The disabled, children? Or perhaps the soldiers who risk their lives for us each day? I know- let's go after the modest fixed incomes of the seniors! And while we're at it I propose a ban, on the basis of discrimination, on all those 'senior discounts'. Talk about entitlement attitudes! Hmfff!
[beam]8 months ago
I understand DonMey, however I didn't have to produce anything more than that when I registered to vote here years ago and, I suspect, neither did you.
If our concern is to eliminate what some believe is a widespread voter fraud problem why aren't we requiring everyone to re-register, this time with proof of citizenship? If we only require such proof from those newly registering are we even making a dent?
The 88 year old woman in the letter probably hasn't had to produce her birth certificate for anything in decades. I tend to agree with Sockratties - this has more to do with voter suppression and discouraging legal citizens from voting so the people behind these efforts (Citizens United types) can have a greater voice in our government than our citizens do.
8 months ago
Gotta love ya Willie!
That bit about the eyeball scans made me laugh. Not at the notion of it but imagine the hailstorm it would unleash - the tea Partiers would scream about big government control, the businesses would scream about too much regulation forcing them to do it and the tightwad Repubs would complain about who pays for it!
Sure would save everyone from chasing paperwork and paying various associated fees. Eyeballs are still free aren't they?
But seriously I am confused. Willie you say it's unlawful to check citizenship status when registering to vote. Bluepoet says proof of citizenship is required on MVD and voter registration websites. I am frankly too lazy to do the homework required to call one of you out so would one of you kindly own your error? Many thanks in advance.8 months ago