Thread: US Goverment Shutdown
10/02/2013 3:43pm, #151
The President basically bought off a lot of "no" votes...maybe not evil, but, well, transparently unfair ?Falling for Judo since 1980
10/02/2013 3:48pm, #152
I think a big part of the problem is how we consume information now. We have the ability to so selectively filter the stuff that comes to us that it makes it so easy to hear just what we want to hear.
It allows crazy narratives to be set.
Take the rights take on Obama Care, they are trying to set a native about big government control. Which of course is crazy. Nope here in America we love to try and do wacky private **** paid for with public money. We love having a for profit middleman. In this case insurance companies you know those lovable guys.
Its not government health care its private health care paid for with tax dollars.
But that is not the narrative that gets set oh no cause who wants to hear the truth?
10/02/2013 4:27pm, #153
Government health care would be all health care workers working for the government.
Just ask the guys who (attempt) to depend on the VA for their health care how well that works...not so well most of the time.
Last edited by BKR; 10/02/2013 4:30pm at .Falling for Judo since 1980
10/02/2013 4:29pm, #154
10/02/2013 4:44pm, #155
10/02/2013 4:44pm, #156
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It is a budget issue they are asking to defund a line on the budget that they think is important this same **** has happened with the other 17 shut downs of the government. Issues included defense spending, over spending, abortion, ect...
They have also moved to strike down this law 40+ times, this is their right as representatives of their districts.
What happened the next election cycle to those democrats? That tells you if its acceptable or not. Not you idealism.
Same thing with this if the people that they actually represent have a problem with this than they will go away. If not who are you to judge.
10/02/2013 4:52pm, #157
Anyway, I know, you didn't say it was perfect.
Not transportable to the US for sure.Falling for Judo since 1980
10/02/2013 4:57pm, #158
It's disgusting and pathetic. There is too much to gain apparently by staying in office and jerking off rather than really trying to solve the problem(s). On both sides.
Personally, I think term limits are a valid answer to consider. Plus, no government health care or benefits for elected officials after they are out of office. No working as/for a lobbyist for 4 years after leaving office. Put the public service back in public service...Falling for Judo since 1980
10/02/2013 5:01pm, #159
10/02/2013 5:02pm, #160