alprova said... Hillary will have a cakewalk to the White House.
You are assuming the DNC will support her as the candidate. How will she heal the wounds of the democratic members of congress that hate her? Biden thinks he deserves an opportunity. The democrats can win over any republican name out there so far but someone other than Hillary would give them better odds.
ibshame said...According to a recent report, Tennessee is now listed as the worst state in the union to live in.
That was not the results of a CNBC analysis.
When are you leaving?
It is too early to concede the nomination to Hillary and the DNC is not doing that. The more she reveals and promotes her book the more her poll numbers will drop. They are already down about 16% against some weak republican potentials. A democrat opponent has not had their name leaked yet but when they do the truth about her strength as a candidate will be known.
Her best chance is if people don't do their own vetting of her as a candidate and allow the media to decide for them. I would bet she would not have her husband selecting the young female aids. Can you imagine Bill as the first man of the WH with time on his hands and privacy? Of course he would need his own support staff.
Unfortunately how a candidate comes across on TV in appearance and speaking regardless of what is said has the most influence on the majority of voters. Neither is her strength, the best make up folks can't make her look good and they can't hide her two axe handles wide hips.
alprova said...For the next ten years, you don't get to call me a welfare recipient. In ten years, if we are both still around, I'll be happy to accede that point to you.
LOL...It's a deal and I hope we are both still around and both on the receiving end.
At some point people may become intelligent enough to understand the fairness and benefits of a consumption tax as outlined in the dead in committee fair tax proposals. The biggest fear would be a failure to eliminate other taxes, fees etc.
"Your current welfare benefits are from those currently paying social security and medical taxes"
alprova said..Again, technically all true, but that is not my problem nor am I accountable to you for any of it. I paid in, handsomely, and I am ENTITLED to it today.
Why are all welfare programs considered "ENTITLEMENTS" by those receiving them? It is considered welfare because eligibility is systematically reduced based on income. Medicare rates go up for those above a certain annual income and benefits are reduced and taxed at higher rates based on annual income. Therefore, what one has "paid in" does not necessarily entitle them to participate based on what they paid in.
You are eligible for what you get if you haven't hidden income or assets but call it what it is. Waste, fraud, wars and entitlements are the bane of government budgets.
alprova said....Hillary is on track to be the next President, much to your disappointment I am sure.
Her approval rating is dropping and she will self destruct as she defends her past and comes across as her own biggest fan. The DNC may prefer and back someone else. They do have better to offer.
alprova said..Whatever the future holds for me, I will be just fine and so will my family. I have always been a saver and lived below my means.
Sounds like a conservative.
Jackie said.."Sorry Alps. I could have sworn just a few months ago you were contemplating bankruptcy."
patriot1 said......... "He is one BIG deception."
alprova said...Nope. No need for me to file bankruptcy. My medical bills have all been settled.
Let's check the math. Social security and medical disability was approved retroactively and medical bills that could wipe out your wealth and had you on the brink of bankruptcy are now paid. Your dialysis, PT and other medical cost are now being paid. The statement that all social security and medical taxes paid in would last for years before you had drawn out an equal amount doesn't seem to reconcile with all bills now being paid and current.
People drawing from the Ponzi scheme welfare pool when you were paying in got your money. Your current welfare benefits are from those currently paying social security and medical taxes.
Just what is the United States’ “strategic position in the Middle East?”
Is that a trick question? Should the U.S. have such which day are you referring to? It can change daily and is as fluid as oil but possibly slicker. Could the reason it is not known be because it is classified or proprietary information?
You keep asking trick questions like that and the hall monitor or forum proctor, alprova, may ask you to quit participating here.
Limric said... we are told 'we' are bombing Iraq to save it. We only use humanitarian bombs, they will save lives, and they will protect national interests (whose exactly is anyone’s guess).
I see said the blind man, is that the same folks claiming they can borrow the country out of debt and that printing another trillion won't hurt a thing and won't make my dollar worth less?
Is it the same group that says you will buy healthcare insurance or for the first time be taxed on a purchase not made. This new trend of taxing for failure to purchase what the government thinks best for you is consistent with the campaign promise of change.
These actions are in the national interest of who is a good question.