published Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The Stretcher

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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ArnoldZiffel said...

Another blame the Republicans cartoon. Borrrrrring! If you read more about BO's new $447 billion plan to fix the mess he made you'll see how dumb this toon is.

September 13, 2011 at 4:36 a.m.
lumpy said...

What is this fixation Obama has with private/corporate jets?

In his new "jobs plan" he hits owners of private/corporate jets pretty hard. He continually brings them up in speeches as if they're at the epicenter of evil. I don't get it. The production and servicing of private/corporate jets involves many people and jobs.

One of my beefs with the Democrat Party is their promoting of a "them vs us" mentality. "them" being employers and "us" being the employees. Obama is still at it, even in this economy.

His "jobs plan" is being funded by taxpayers. You'd think it was free from the way he was selling it.

September 13, 2011 at 5:39 a.m.
fairmon said...

Temporary tax reductions and permanent tax increases in 2013 at 2X the reductions will not work. Some economist are saying we will see 12-14% unemployment. A more accurate cartoon would be both attendants tripping over their own feet dumping the injured on his ass.

September 13, 2011 at 6:11 a.m.
fairmon said...

Neither party is talking about how to increase demand by consumers buying American made products. Neither party seems to realize all government imposed cost and taxes are reflected in the pricing of American sourced goods and services.

Failure to address that leg of the economic stool will result in any stimulus only increasing the buying of imports with no or limited help for the U.S. economy.

September 13, 2011 at 6:33 a.m.
woody said...

Just as "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link", a recovery will only be as successful as those who 'truly' support it.

Grumble if you want, snipe if you will, but the truth will not change. Or as Harrison Ford said in "Airforce One".."...get behind it or find another way home...."..Woody

September 13, 2011 at 6:41 a.m.
MTJohn said...

We have "matured" to the point where we would rather fight than win.

September 13, 2011 at 7:03 a.m.
dude_abides said...

Terrible, terrible. Looks like a bald eagle laying there with a Big Patriotic Ridge below the word economy (probably what broke the stretcher).

September 13, 2011 at 7:20 a.m.
ibshame said...

It will be interesting to watch the Repubs and Tea Party rip the Jobs Bill but offer nothing more than additional tax cuts for the rich as the solution to fix the economy.

September 13, 2011 at 7:46 a.m.
miraweb said...

Everytime I here the phrase "everybody at the table is a big boy" I can't help thinking it's time to send the big boys out to play and bring in some big men and women.

September 13, 2011 at 8:08 a.m.
BobMKE said...

Reagan vs. Obama (Jimmy Carter II) At the same time in their Presidential terms, Reagan grew the economy by over 6% and Obama has grown it less than 1%. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Note: Don't forget, Reagan inherited a two digit everything from Carter.

September 13, 2011 at 8:33 a.m.
alprova said...

Say what you will, but the President has directly proposed doing something about unemployment. This is more than any of the elected Republicans have done since being promoted to power in the House.

This is his baby. It is funded. It is paid for through necessary tax increases on those who can afford to pay more in taxes and it is time for these Republican coddled people to step up to the plate and do what they can for this country.

Key elements of the plan make it very hard to overlook the genius that the President has incorporated in his proposal. We hear all the time from the Republicans that business owners are job creators. The President's plan forces them to prove that assertion or shut up about it.

First of all, it calls for allowing employees to pay 3.1% instead of 6.2% on the first $5 million in wages.

The proposal also includes a new $49 billion extension of unemployment benefits which would immediately be pumped back into the economy in the form of new consumer spending.

The plan proposes $60 billion for infrastructure development such as repairing roads and bridges, including the establishment of an infrastructure bank to help finance such projects.

It includes $25 billion to refurbish schools, $35 billion to avoid layoffs among teachers and first responders, and it proposes tax incentives for small businesses to hire the long-term unemployed.

Businesses hiring workers who have been out of a job for more than six months would receive a tax credit of up to $4,000.

To pay for the bill, new limits would be set on tax exemptions and itemized deductions for families making more than $250,000 annually. Carried interest for investment fund managers would be taxed as ordinary income, rather than at the lower capital gains rate.

Oil and gas industry tax loopholes would be closed, and depreciation rules would be changed for corporate jet owners. Someone earlier lamented that the President seems to be focused on corporate jets. Those airplanes represent a luxury item that currently comes with lavish tax write-offs that need to be eliminated from the tax code. No company "needs" a jet. If they can't afford to buy them, let them fly commercial, first class of course.

The total value of the changes, according to the Office of Management and Budget Department, would be $467 billion, about $20 billion more than the total spending proposed.

The special congressional deficit committee has until November 23 to approve more than $1.5 trillion in new deficit reduction steps, and Congress would then have to pass the plan, unamended, by December 23.

If that doesn't happen, more than $1 trillion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts would go into effect, including funding for the military, under a trigger mechanism intended to motivate Congress to sh*t or get off the pot.

September 13, 2011 at 8:36 a.m.
alprova said...

BobMKE wrote: "Reagan vs. Obama (Jimmy Carter II) At the same time in their Presidential terms, Reagan grew the economy by over 6% and Obama has grown it less than 1%."

You're overstating things just a wee bit. The actual increase was only 3.8% and that was over 8 years. Obama has yet to complete his third year. You're comparing apples to oranges.

Reagan financed his economic growth by increasing the national debt from $997 billion to $2.85 trillion over those eight years. He was quoted as saying after he left office, that this fact was "the greatest disappointment of my Presidency."

And lets face it. The economy in 1981 had nowhere to go, but up.

This country has lost a great many manufacturers over the last thirty years. We are now almost a service based economy, which is much harder to grow after a deep recession. We have far less to trade with the world than we once did, which has always saved us before.

September 13, 2011 at 8:59 a.m.
tderng said...

alprova said...This country has lost a great many manufacturers over the last thirty years. We are now almost a service based economy, which is much harder to grow after a deep recession. We have far less to trade with the world than we once did, which has always saved us before.

I wonder why that is,what would drive manufacturers away?Over-regulation? Some of the highest tax rates in the world?An Administration that demonizes the corporations at every turn?Perhaps an administration that tells corporations that are owned by conservatives that they should move their operations overseas(Gibson Guitars)?

September 13, 2011 at 9:37 a.m.
MTJohn said...

tderng said...I wonder why that is,what would drive manufacturers away?

If you paid attention to the Jack Abramhoff scandal, you would know the answer to your question. In the United States (except for the Mariana Islands), we expect employers to treat employees with respect. The standard is less elsewhere. And, in the United States, we expect a level of patriotism from our citizens. But, if you are wealthy enough, we'll make exceptions for that, too.

September 13, 2011 at 9:45 a.m.
whatsnottaken said...

Clay, it's like you took a day off yesterday to give us something good, then it's right back to the same old boring political hack stuff. You obviously are talented, why not do something different here. Or is the TFP bosses telling you what to draw every day? That's my guess. Don't keep whoring yourself out to the corporation. Let you inner creative flow.

September 13, 2011 at 9:51 a.m.
lumpy said...

I read that Ford is building a new plant that will employ thousands in India. I don't blame them.

September 13, 2011 at 9:54 a.m.

No whatsnottaken, Clay is offering his own best effort which is routinely unimaginative and uncreative but follows the directive from the Whitehouse.

Pay attention. Obama has offered nothing but a speech. There is no jobs bill. On the other hand, Rep. Paul Ryan (R) has offered a complete road map to recovery that includes reforms for Medicaid, Medicare, and the federal income tax system. The House approved Rep. Ryan's bill but the Democrat leaders in the Senate never took the time nor made an effort to consider it.

So who is doing nothing?

September 13, 2011 at 10:12 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

We tax and regulate cigarettes to discourage smoking. We tax and regulate successful people and companies to discourage success, i.e. encourage failure. Then we wonder why the economy fails. Duhhhh. (Adapted from WSJ yesterday or weekend.)

Granted President Bush (jr) ran deficits, new programs, and no deregulation to speak of, and sometime seemed to govern more for big business than for everyone, but the economy didn't really tank until Nancy Pelosi became Speaker and Harry Reid got the Senate. (Mr Reid hasn't passed any budget in 2+ years. Can we all agree Sharron Engle, or Angle or whatever, might've done better than he?) And Senator McCain didn't get my vote away from the Constitution Party, but President Obama has made the economy worse instead of better: bigger deficits AND higher joblessness, i.e. Keynes was wrong. And awhile back President Obama said he'd learned "shovel-ready" was a myth, but now he's proposing more shovel-ready. (Simplifying some taxes, which is part of his proposal, I can go for.)

FDR at least made the unemployed work, building trails and little bridges. How about making the jobless work three days a week, leaving them two days a week to hunt for better jobs, instead of simply paying them not to work?

September 13, 2011 at 10:16 a.m.
anniebelle said...

Sorry to break this 'fact' to you bookie, but President Obama handed his Jobs Plan yesterday to this do nothing congress. You should try listening to some real news now and again. See if they are pro-America and pass it.

September 13, 2011 at 10:17 a.m.
alprova said...

Bookieturnersghost wrote: "Rep. Paul Ryan (R) has offered a complete road map to recovery that includes reforms for Medicaid, Medicare, and the federal income tax system. The House approved Rep. Ryan's bill but the Democrat leaders in the Senate never took the time nor made an effort to consider it."

And with good reason too.

The Roadmap To Recovery would give the richest households a new round of very large tax cuts by reducing income tax rates on high-income households, by one-half for most of them. It proposes eliminating income taxes on capital gains, dividends, and interest. It proposes abolishing the corporate income tax, the estate tax, and the alternative minimum tax.

At the same time, the Ryan plan would raise taxes on most middle-income families, privatize a substantial portion of Social Security, eliminate the tax exclusion for employer-sponsored health insurance, end traditional Medicare and most of Medicaid, and terminate the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

The plan would replace these health programs with a system of vouchers whose value would erode over time and would purchase health insurance that would cover fewer health care services as the years go by.

The Roadmap To Recovery is a disaster for all but those who earn the most in America.

The man ought to be ashamed for proposing it.

September 13, 2011 at 10:39 a.m.
hambone said...

Also bookie, if the house thought for one minute that Ryan's Plan had any chance of going any where it never would have left the House!

September 13, 2011 at 10:51 a.m.
fairmon said...

A RNC strategy could be to approve everything Obama proposes thinking it would win the election for them in 2012. It would be risky for the country but it could enable an independent candidate to win. Once understood it is evident his proposals are not likely to work and he and the republicans, if they approve it, would look like idiots opening the door for an independent candidate.

September 13, 2011 at 11:02 a.m.
fairmon said...

alprova said....

This country has lost a great many manufacturers over the last thirty years. We are now almost a service based economy, which is much harder to grow after a deep recession. We have far less to trade with the world than we once did, which has always saved us before.

How is a service based economy to grow and pay a decent wage? Are most of those services not within our own country providing services to each other or for services provided by the government therefore only moving money around without creating new wealth?

Where is the plan to create wealth creating jobs paying decent wages? It is not impossible but would take some drastic action that may interfere with being elected. How will temporary tax cuts and stimulus money for infrastructure result in a sustained recovery?

Telling those tree hugging snail darter and polar bear lovers to stick it in their ear and pursuing energy independence may be a good place to start. Regulate and protect peoples health and well being but to do nothing and keep sending more of our wealth to those we have already made extremely wealthy is inexcusable. Would I prefer my grand children not see a polar bear, which is not a likely occurrence, or not live in poverty with a bankrupt government? An easy choice for me.

September 13, 2011 at 11:23 a.m.
twharr said...

Clay, why do you insist on telling the truth?? That's not fair to the third-world right-wingnut party. They are use to lies and deception. Dumb it down a bit next time.

September 13, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Oh, dear. . . I sure hope Uncle Sam will be OK. . . Wonder where Congress bought that stretcher? . . . The Republican pole is obviously defective. . . It must have come from one of their favorite military contractor surplus stores. . . Yes, it’s probably a Halliburton pole.

September 13, 2011 at 1:18 p.m.
librul said...

Hope Uncle Sam doesn't depend on Ron Paul's libertarian health care system for any recovery ...

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29118.htm

September 13, 2011 at 6:11 p.m.
alprova said...

All I can say is that it's a good thing Ron Paul no longer practices medicine. And may he go to hell for his vile, thoughtless answer to that question.

September 13, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
fairmon said...

Most service industries are leaches sucking wealth from those that create wealth. Some no doubt are essential but many are not and do nothing for the general economic well being of the country. A simple tax system where a business or an individual could file on a post card would make the H&R blocks and a lot of other non essential accounting services useless as well as reducing the need for a huge IRS. Why not pay a hospital and a Dr.s staff an annual retainer and to heck with insurance companies.

Those that understand how social security and medicare work know it is a government welfare scam. How much difference is there in a ponzi scheme and a poorly managed insurance operation? An insurance company that has to borrow 40% of their money every month to pay the claims has to either increase premiums and/or reduce coverage or admit they are insolvent and bankrupt.

September 13, 2011 at 7:03 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Harp3339 said: Telling those tree hugging snail darter and polar bear lovers to stick it in their ear and pursuing energy independence may be a good place to start. Regulate and protect peoples health and well being but to do nothing and keep sending more of our wealth to those we have already made extremely wealthy is inexcusable. Would I prefer my grand children not see a polar bear, which is not a likely occurrence, or not live in poverty with a bankrupt government? An easy choice for me.

Shame, shame, shame, Harp3339. What kind of grandfather continues to promote toxic air in the name of his grandchildren? Children are particularly susceptible to the dangers of air pollutants like sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and lead. Clearly, every child including your grandchildren deserve better than the polluted toxic air you’re peddling:

"The World Health Organization states that 2.4 million people die each year from causes directly attributable to air pollution. . . Epidemiological studies suggest that more than 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiopulmonary disease linked to breathing fine particle air pollution. . . A study by the University of Birmingham has shown a strong correlation between pneumonia related deaths and air pollution from motor vehicles. Worldwide more deaths per year are linked to air pollution than to automobile accidents. . . Causes of deaths include aggravated asthma, emphysema, lung and heart diseases, and respiratory allergies."

September 13, 2011 at 8:05 p.m.
fairmon said...

mnyl,

You read poorly. Read the frigging post...I said regulate and protect peoples health and safety which can occur and still disturb a snail darter, polar bear or even a whale. Natural gas is significantly cleaner than coal or oil but the idiot you support keeps chasing wind mills. You would still insist dinosaurs were essential and conclude everybody except you is an ill informed loon. No doubt, you are either a government employee, an educator or insurance person.

September 13, 2011 at 8:13 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

I bet that thirty year old guy doesn't mind buying a more expensive car rather than paying for insurance. Bet he had cable and the internet but no insurance. Bet he goes our for dinner several times a month. When he takes the risks it its his choice not mine. The question was very specific in that it asked about a thirty year old man who is able to but chooses not to pay. Don't confuse ability with disability.

September 13, 2011 at 8:27 p.m.
alprova said...

That thirty year old may well be a man in his final year of Med School and up to his neck in debt, working a minimum wage job and juggling a full time schedule in school, with very little left over at the end of the month, much less having enough to pay for a health insurance policy.

People are making decisions like this all the time. Some out of necessity and some by choice. Who is anyone to say that their lives are not worth saving due to either circumstance?

Thank God people like yourself are in the minority in this country.

September 13, 2011 at 8:44 p.m.
inthemiddle said...

The question that was asked said he was able to pay but chose not to pay. I'm glad you're able to listen to the question that was asked without already having an answer. There are choices he can make that will help make it easier. That is still his choice to make mine.

September 13, 2011 at 8:50 p.m.
fairmon said...

We have sent enough U.S. wealth to other countries for oil in the past 20 years to provide every household with their own wind mill and solar panels. We have vast known oil reserves that can safely be accessed and without additional pollution. How well do you think the Saudis and others including Russia adhere to good environmental practices? You can check out the EPA special committee report on shale oil and their agreement it can be done and meet all proposed standards. That is not to say abandon other sources such as nuclear, geothermal, wind mills and solar but those are not currently feasible. Why are so many like a gull, squat and squawk and block traffic.

I assume you are aware of the solar company that filed bankruptcy which Obama visited and later they got a $500,000 loan. Now we learn that Obama's friend and donating supporter is lined up to get his investment back in front of the tax payers loan. Very unusual and not the normal sequence of distributing divestment revenue.

September 13, 2011 at 8:50 p.m.
tderng said...

harp3339...that was a $500,000,000 loan/scam.Board meetings were attended by administrations D.O.E. reps.They must have slept through the meetings.Even with a half a billion dollars they couldn't make green energy profitable.

September 13, 2011 at 9:19 p.m.
hambone said...

Under ObamaCare that 30 yr. old would have to buy health insurance!!

But then all the GOP/TEA party canadates say they will repeal ObamaCare!!

September 13, 2011 at 9:22 p.m.
SCOTTYM said...

r.e. Solyndra

It was actually a loan guarantee for slightly more than half a billion bucks. .gov only has to pay if the company fails.(It has) They were spending $6 manufacturing solar cells which they hoped to sell for $3 in a market dominated by $1.50 to $2 Chinese cells. What could possibly go wrong? The genius of the leftist mind is sight to behold.

September 13, 2011 at 9:35 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Harp3339 said: " Read the frigging post... Natural gas is significantly cleaner than coal or oil but the idiot you support keeps chasing wind mills."

I did read your post, Harp3339. While I’m greatly relieved to hear that you aren’t peddling dirty oil and dirty coal, you might be interested to know there are several environmental problems associated with hydraulic fracturing, which is the method used to recover natural gas. Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has drawn a lot of concern because of its impact on drinking water and air quality. As for the windmills, what's wrong with them? The State of Texas has a considerable number of windmill farms, and they seem to be working great.

September 13, 2011 at 9:37 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Alprova said: "All I can say is that it's a good thing Ron Paul no longer practices medicine."

I think the problem is greater than Ron Paul, Alprova. When a political audience cheers the death of a hypothetical 30-year-old man without insurance, it tells us a lot about the state of mind of that political party, the vision of their chosen leaders, and the expectations of the constituents sitting in the audience. From where I stand, it all looks pretty darn sick.

September 13, 2011 at 9:48 p.m.
SCOTTYM said...

mtnlrl, You're being just as obtuse as Al. The question was about a 30yo who can afford insurance, but who CHOSES to spend the money elsewhere. Why should we, the taxpayers be on the hook for his poor decision? If a person who can afford a house and plenty of food is homeless and starving, should we also furnish a dwelling and food when he chooses to spend his money on other things? Of course not. It's called personal responsibility. If the 30yo can't afford medical care, there are plenty of programs he can take advantage of. Coming from the party that vehemently supports the intentional murder of millions of the most vulnerable and helpless humans, your moralistic posturing exposes either (A) a serious flaw in your grasp of basic logic, or (B) political posturing of the most vile and transparent sort.

September 13, 2011 at 10:24 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

ScottyM said: "If the 30yo can't afford medical care, there are plenty of programs he can take advantage of."

Specifically what programs along with their criteria are you referencing here, ScottyM.?

ScottyM said: Coming from the party that vehemently supports the intentional murder of millions of the most vulnerable and helpless humans, your moralistic posturing exposes either (A) a serious flaw in your grasp of basic logic, or (B) political posturing of the most vile and transparent sort.

Since you brought up logic and have drawn several conclusions, I'm curious to know what premise you were using to draw these conclusions. So tell us, ScottyM, what is your premise?

September 13, 2011 at 10:54 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

I wonder which party Bennett is a pathetic lap dog for...

What a waste of time.

September 13, 2011 at 11 p.m.
SCOTTYM said...

mtnlrl, Here is the exchange, verbatim, from the debate. My premise is that there is nothing "pretty darn sick" about Rep. Paul's answers, or the audience's reaction to them. Ignorant leftists like yourself, and others are just parroting what your favorite media outlets feed you, there is no thought, research or reflection involved, just the leftist politics of hate and demagoguery. ...

WOLF BLITZER, CNN: Before I get to Michele Bachmann, I want to just -- you're a physician, Ron Paul, so you're a doctor. You know something about this subject. Let me ask you this hypothetical question. A healthy 30-year-old young man has a good job, makes a good living, but decides, you know what? I'm not going to spend $200 or $300 a month for health insurance because I'm healthy, I don't need it. But something terrible happens, all of a sudden he needs it. Who's going to pay if he goes into a coma, for example? Who pays for that? CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL (R-TEXAS): Well, in a society that you accept welfarism and socialism, he expects the government to take care of him. BLITZER: Well, what do you want? PAUL: But what he should do is whatever he wants to do, and assume responsibility for himself. My advice to him would have a major medical policy, but not be forced -- BLITZER: But he doesn't have that. He doesn't have it, and he needs intensive care for six months. Who pays? PAUL: That's what freedom is all about, taking your own risks. This whole idea that you have to prepare and take care of everybody -- (APPLAUSE) BLITZER: But Congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die? PAUL: No. PAUL: I practiced medicine before we had Medicaid, in the early 1960s, when I got out of medical school. I practiced at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, and the churches took care of them. We never turned anybody away from the hospitals. (APPLAUSE) PAUL: And we've given up on this whole concept that we might take care of ourselves and assume responsibility for ourselves. Our neighbors, our friends, our churches would do it. This whole idea, that's the reason the cost is so high.

The cost is so high because they dump it on the government, it becomes a bureaucracy. It becomes special interests. It kowtows to the insurance companies and the drug companies, and then on top of that, you have the inflation. The inflation devalues the dollar, we have lack of competition.

There's no competition in medicine. Everybody is protected by licensing. And we should actually legalize alternative health care, allow people to practice what they want.

... I'm not a big fan of Rep. Paul, but if you consider his comments in the above exchange and the audiences reaction to them to be "pretty darn sick", then perhaps it is your viewpoint that is out of whack.

September 13, 2011 at 11:18 p.m.
alprova said...

"That was my brother's death you were cheering, you ___

To all of those tea-jadist __ at last night’s GOP debate: I don’t generally care to use profanity, but I fear that English is above your comprehension level, so in terms you might better understand, may _ your worthless souls to hell for all eternity.

More at;

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/13/1016557/-That-was-my-brothers-death-you-were-cheering,-you-a$$holes

September 14, 2011 at 2:11 a.m.
alprova said...

ScottyM wrote: "The question was about a 30yo who can afford insurance, but who CHOSES to spend the money elsewhere. Why should we, the taxpayers be on the hook for his poor decision?"

Well maybe the question should have been about those people who cannot afford health care insurance. With 50 million Americans currently without health insurance, are you of the opinion that each and every one of them without coverage "chooses" to be uninsured?

No. Most of them are latching onto crappy jobs that offer no employer sponsored health care insurance, barely squeaking by each month, because it's the best they can do. Many are juggling bills and food. Health care just has to wait.

Very few people fall into the class of people making enough to pay for health insurance, but choose not to get it.

But the damage has been done for Doctor Paul, for he exposed another layer of his inner self when he answered that question. You find yourself in agreement with his answer. Good for you Scotty. No one with your frame of mind will ever be promoted to a true position of power in this nation, to be able to act on your particular beliefs.

I found it interesting that CNN had a local spokeswoman for the Florida Tea Party Express on yesterday, and she condemned those people who cheered during his response, especially the few in the audience who answered "yes" when Wolf Blitzer asked Ron Paul if the man should be left to die.

I don't know when it will happen, but one day before you die, your words will come back to haunt you. You're going to find yourself in a predicament where all your planning and steps taken to be self-reliant or responsible will not be enough. It may be yourself or someone you do care about.

Karma will bite you on the butt. What will you do then?

September 14, 2011 at 3:24 a.m.
SCOTTYM said...

Al,

"Well maybe the question should have been about those people who cannot afford health care insurance."

That's all fine and good, but as much as you'd like to use this to beat your ideological enemies about the face and head, the question was actually stated exactly as I quoted.

But then you are a typical leftard, if the reality of a situation doesn't fit your preconceived notions about the inhumanity of your ideological enemies, you just go ahead pretend that it does anyway by claiming that it should. You truly are a sad, pathetic and utterly delusional individual.

September 14, 2011 at 7:26 a.m.

mr scotty sed: What could possibly go wrong? The genius of the leftist mind is a sight to behold.

well im not as smart as sum folks here butt mrScotty is the smartist and shuld get the kartoon job too! yur the best at fax mrScotty and we luv you!

i waz jus wunderin too well why is ther so many folks in america po now aftir 3 yers for mrpresidente and 5 yers for miss Pullosy and mr Reed?? they sur spent a-lot of owr moniy and now jillions of americans are soo po and more jobs are gone GONE! why i herd tell ther waz a men a long time a-go called Marks and Moww and Linin. they done the same as thes folks here in america and a-lot of po folks are killid now. shame shame mrpresidente

September 15, 2011 at 1:55 p.m.
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