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Clashing ideas about jobs dominate congressional race

you got the first part right.
you also got the part about the republicans screwing everything up right,too.
good job." Oct 15, 10 9:35 PM

Altschuler balks; debate with Bishop canceled

see above." Oct 15, 10 9:49 PM

does your mommy knowyou ot her password?" Oct 16, 10 9:54 PM

Clashing ideas about jobs dominate congressional race

Bishop supports a path to citizenship that wuld involve a six to seven yearprocess.He also upported the Dream Act,which was originally proposed by republicans who withdew their support

Rounding up illegal immigrants would mean clogging the courts with immigration hearings,since they will all bentitled to be heard in court according to the constitution..Thiswoul take years and cost billions,and would mean accommodating entire families for years.
One of the thigs that ca be one is to impose havy fines on employers hiring illegals; that would remove incentives to hirethem." Oct 16, 10 10:57 PM

while we're spending on te hearings and holding them in custody,we're still paying for their healthcare and supporting them.It's just adding more expense to the process." Oct 17, 10 7:37 AM

Rechlers still have not made decision on whether to demolish Canoe Place Inn

how many landmarks in Hampton Bays have the residents allowed to be destroyed?" Oct 17, 10 7:46 AM

Clashing ideas about jobs dominate congressional race

According to the right wing Cato institute,immigrants contribute more to the economy than they take-75% pay taxes just like you or I-


the CBO agrees-


And the claim that immigrants are taking jobs away from Americans? Well, actually, the Immigration Policy Center says that immigration - either legal or illegal - doesn't cause high unemployment. They point out that if immigrants took jobs away from American citizen, then you'd have the highest unemployment rates where there are the highest numbers of immigrants - but that's not the case. Here's where the Immigration Policy Center explains all this:


Most of the ianti-immigration nformation comes from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), both founded by the same person who has ties to some pretty rascist groups.I don't think people want to get 'facts' on immigration from any organisation that is willing to mislead the public with misinformation." Oct 17, 10 8:25 AM

Ronald Reagan promoted illegal immigration by giving immigrants amnesty.
" Oct 17, 10 12:36 PM

when unions were strong,we had a thriving middle class.Wages were steady and the gap between the working class and the richest was much smaller.It all disappeared once the republican party began attacking unions under Reagan.
The middle class thrived under New Deal policies from the 40's until the begnning of the 80's." Oct 17, 10 12:40 PM

your so afraid that you resort to lying to assure victory.
the right will sink to any level to win. Not that they know how to govern.
but even iif they don' win,they will still have brain-dead lemmings to led around by the nose." Oct 18, 10 1:28 PM

Altschuler, Bishop Will Take Part In Campaign Event On Thursday

anybody planning to attend?" Oct 18, 10 5:43 PM

New Deal policies helped the middle class thrive for 40+ years after it was enacted.Social Security,labor laws including collective bargaining,minimum wage laws and the 40 hour work week,rural electrification,as well as food and drug safety legislation all came about because of legislation passed during the FDR administration." Oct 18, 10 5:55 PM

what good will it do him,all he'll do is draw some of his supporters out.I hope they aren't like the ones who attended Tim's town hall meetings last year." Oct 18, 10 5:58 PM

I'd actually like to hear him speak.I robably won't agree with him,but I would like to know about his views.He has yet to actually say anything about what he would do." Oct 18, 10 6:19 PM

Thersw a name for why the right beleives everything their told-Its called the
Dunning-Kruger effect.

"The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which an unskilled person makes poor decisions and reaches erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to realize their mistakes.[1] The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, while the highly skilled underrate their abilities, suffering from illusory inferiority. "

It seem to be rampant on the right.
You can tell because they don't present ideas or argue points,they just attack because they are inellectually unabl to argu a point.
look at the post above,for example.

" Oct 18, 10 6:41 PM

and the republican plan is what?
other than bitch and moan some more.
I've been saying all along,they haven't presented a plan.They want unrestrained capitalism without social or democratic responsibility.Takeaway SS,medicare,disolve th EPA and the DoE and let everyone fend for themselves." Oct 18, 10 6:52 PM

and how many here agree with me?
" Oct 18, 10 6:55 PM

describe one comprehensive policy Altshuler has outlined.
One problem he has explained,in detail,a solution to." Oct 18, 10 7:26 PM

the key is cognitive bias-
"A cognitive bias is the human tendency to make systematic errors in certain circumstances based on cognitive factors rather than evidence. Such biases can result from information-processing shortcuts called heuristics. They include errors in statistical judgment, social attribution, and memory. Cognitive biases are a common outcome of human thought, and often drastically skew the reliability of anecdotal and legal evidence. It is a phenomenon studied in cognitive science and social psychology."

" Oct 18, 10 8:11 PM

Not all the stimulus money has been spent yet.
And if the stimulus was so bad,wh did Mitch McConel write 5 letrs asking for stimulus money fr projects in kentucky?McCain asked for money fo arizona?Bachmn asked for mney for Minnesota?

i the stimuluswas so bad,why ar so many repulicans against it in public but eg for it in private?

http://www.futureofcapitalism.com/2010/02/republicans-oppose-stimulus-ask-for-money" Oct 18, 10 8:32 PM

waiting for that link to the the list of policies.
You made the claim,defend it." Oct 18, 10 9:31 PM

Altschuler balks; debate with Bishop canceled

extending the Bush tax cuts will add $3 trillion to the deficit .
Its hippocriticalto run o deficit reduction adsupport tax cuts that will add to the deficit." Oct 18, 10 9:38 PM

Altschuler, Bishop Will Take Part In Campaign Event On Thursday

I have no problem if some of my comments were removed;the mods have that right according to the terms of use I agreed to.The rules are basically the same on any message board.
I 'liked' your comments by mistake;but anyone here who has read mine know the difference between you and I,and they also know who posts closer to the truth, and who provides others with away to verify what they post.

Still waiting for a link to those specific policies you the republicans have; I don't expect to get anything because its going to be the same Bush-era song and dance recycled.The republicans don't have any new ideas, just the word NO.
" Oct 19, 10 7:39 AM

yeah, we know how consvatives feel about minorities,gays, or religions other than their own.
That's why its appropriate to call conservatives out on their bigotry.
They deserve it." Oct 19, 10 7:42 AM

Raucous Meeting Focuses On Fights At Southampton High School

The school and parents need to work together on this;some problems will persist (fighting over boyfriends and girlfriends) but the persistent problems need to be addressed.
Last year I was approached about participating in a 'bullying' task force,which would have been a group of parents,teachers and administrators meeting and discussing options to address the bullying problem.That idea should be expanded to cover all school violence. I'd be willing to work with the school in whatever capacity to help it get started,but we'll need the support of the entie community." Oct 19, 10 6:36 PM

Altschuler, Bishop Will Take Part In Campaign Event On Thursday

""I support efforts ... more to repeal Obamacare and will fight to repeal the Medicare Advantage cuts supported by Nancy Pelosi and Tim Bishop."

The republicans want to repeal 'Obamacare' (a label created on rw radio) and replace it with all the parts of 'Obamacare' that are now law. They wouldn't participate in its creation,but want to keep the best parts of it now that the democrats have done all the heavy lifting.
The medicare advantage cuts were to reduce subsidies to insurance companies that offered supplemental insurance.The money went back to seniors in the form of checks to cover prescription drugs,and they did not lose any benfits.

Everybody supports 'environmentally responsible' oil drilling,as long as it isn't in environmentally sensitive places like parts of Alaska or in national wildlife refuges or parks.
As far as nuclear power is concerned,look up the problems from the Shoreham nuclear power plant from the seventies,and exactly whet would we do with the spent nuclear fuel?
There is no such thing as clean coal,another myth propagated by the energy industry. Coal is one of the worst pollutant contributors there is." Oct 19, 10 7:10 PM

Many here will attest to the fact that we never had a problem communicating with Tim Bishop.
We can understand your problem communicating with him,thoug." Oct 19, 10 7:12 PM

Got a link to those policies?I've yet to see anyone link to a set of republican proposals that detail their plan.Probably because they either don't have one or are just recycling the Bush policies.
It's easy to throw stones when your candidate won't address wat his policies are exactly and in detail." Oct 19, 10 7:16 PM

Look up how the republican congress ran the house when they were in charge-shutting out democrats, holding votes open beyond the time limit to twist arms,not allowing democrats to submit amendments to bills-under delay it was run like a one party system.And Boehner was groomed by DeLay,even though DeLay didn't like him.We can't count on the republicans doing anything different-Boehner said so himself. Most of the people running for congress on the republican side aren't 'outsiders'-some have been in government longer than Bishop,in state legislatures or they ran for office before (like O'Donnel-she ran for the senate 3 times before) The assertion that the republicans and the tea party are running 'outsiders' is another myth being propagated just to get the pulicans back in power." Oct 19, 10 7:24 PM

we'll see what happens.I doubt the democrats will lose either the house or the senate.People are looking at the republican party and realising its full of loons." Oct 19, 10 7:26 PM

The right hates Alan Grayson because he exposed their true agenda." Oct 19, 10 7:31 PM

Raucous Meeting Focuses On Fights At Southampton High School

The school has had changes in administration at least 4-5 times in the last several years-pincipals,assistant principals,directors of Pupil services (the third in 4 years) and the suprintendant.There is no continuity in the administration and it is affecting discipline throughout the district as well as te morale of students,faculty and staff.It is developing into a major problem.
The scholl is responsible for informing the police of any threat to the students or faculty.That is a major failure in its obligation to the community;haven't they ever heard of Columbine?" Oct 19, 10 9:04 PM

Altschuler, Bishop Will Take Part In Campaign Event On Thursday

and where will Altshuler live if he's elected?Do you expect him to telecommute to congress?" Oct 19, 10 9:07 PM

The republicans voted together almost 100% of the time,and always against the peoples' interests." Oct 19, 10 9:08 PM

like I said,he exposed the rights' true agenda." Oct 19, 10 9:09 PM

and would you care to address the fact that the republicans refused to participate in creating legislation tto help solve problems and improve the economy?The party of NO
And it will be more of th same if republicans win big this election-they will still oppose any legislation proposed by democrats.You can see that by the way they oppose everything the democrats have accomplished and propose.More party of no,more gridlock,more blaming the democrats for the stubborness and lack of participation of the republicans." Oct 19, 10 9:36 PM

the rights' agenda is smaller government-to that end,they drive a wedge between the eople and the government,claiming to represent the true interests ofte people,but actually cultivate a mistrust of the government allowing them to take power and force their own agenda which supports corporate power and reducing the ability of the people to effect change that is necessary to advnce society.
Government is essential to provide for the common needs of the people.Though they professes to speak for everyone,the people who pursue this agenda use selective issues and policies to isolate and enlarge differences that force separation between them and hinder their ability to effectively participate in the process of government.
Conservatism demands conformity and is willing to accept single party rule to not only discourage diversity of ideas,but to forcefully prohibit it.Diversity of ideas promotes multiple approaches to complicated problems.
Concience,not conformity, defines America." Oct 19, 10 9:56 PM

Freedom is more than private value." Oct 19, 10 9:58 PM

as usual,your wrong.

"In fact, when the history of this administration is written, Obama's opening act is likely to be judged as more impressive than any president's — Democrat or Republican — since the mid-1960s. "If you're looking at the first-two-year legislative record," says Ornstein, "you really don't have any rivals since Lyndon Johnson — and that includes Ronald Reagan."

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/220013" Oct 19, 10 10:04 PM

"Lack of participation by the Republicans”, are you kidding me?? You mean like the Democrats locking doors so that republicans couldn’t ... more participate in Health Care discussion. Plaaaeeese."

the republicans have been deadbeats.Your supporting a party that has not participated in the legislative process in at least 2 years,
The party of no is the party of deadbeats,collecting taxpayer money and not doing their job.
" Oct 19, 10 10:07 PM

then why is the riht so preoccupied with private freedom?" Oct 19, 10 10:12 PM

of course you don't.You won't face the fact that the republicans haven't participated in the forming or passing of any important legislation in the last couple of years.
Run away. " Oct 19, 10 10:14 PM

your wrong again.
Here's the popular voe totals-
(Updated 12/2001)

Candidate (Party Label) Popular Vote Total
Percent of Popular Vote

Al Gore (Democrat) 50,999,897

George W. Bush (Republican) 50,456,002

Ralph Nader (Green) 2,882,955

Patrick J. Buchanan (Reform/Independent) 448,895

Harry Browne (Libertarian) 384,431

Howard Phillips (Constitution) 98,020

John S. Hagelin (Natural Law/Reform/Independent) 83,714

Write-In (Miscellaneous) 20,767*

James E. Harris, Jr. (Socialist Workers) 7,378

L. Neil Smith (Libertarian) 5,775

David McReynolds (Socialist) 5,602

Monica Moorehead (Workers World) 4,795

None of These Candidates (Nevada) 3,315

Cathy Gordon Brown (Independent) 1,606 .00

Denny Lane (Vermont Grassroots) 1,044 .00

Randall Venson (Independent) 535

Earl F. Dodge (Prohibition) 208

Louie G. Youngkeit (Independent) 161

Total: 105,405,100*

" Oct 19, 10 10:30 PM

taxes are lower than they've been in years.
And debt wasn't a problem for the right until Obama became president." Oct 19, 10 10:31 PM

Taxes are lower than they've been in years.
Lower taxes aren't always in the peoples interest,especially when we have crumbling infrastructure and rising poverty.The right-all of the right-has no social concience ad is only interested in getting paid by having lower taxes." Oct 19, 10 10:35 PM

we're not the ones repeating the mantra-from your previous posts-
"Phil, sure, for clarity, it is the party of HELL NO. More debt and spending isn't the answer. "
"Phil, That says nothing about the "rights agenda" (which would be lower taxes and lower debt). "
"none of which Tim Bishop is interested in with his support of massive debt and taxes. "
"Taxes are sky rocketing"

(no,they're not.)
"Value is more than private freedom. "
"The Democrats have nothing but failed policies to offer. More spending - more debt- more taxes.."

your the one who keeps bringing up taxes and spending.These quotes are just from this thread.
hippocracy much?

" Oct 19, 10 10:44 PM

There you go-I post something that refutes what you said and you try to back away from it. Bush did not win by 537 electoral votes,since that is what you said he won by-
"Peoplefirst, By Gore's own recount rules Bush won by 537 votes.."
so are you talking about electoral votes or popul;ar votes?I posted the totals for popular vote and it shows that Gore won the popular vote.And since there are only 538 electoral votes up for grabs,somewhere you got it very wrong." Oct 19, 10 10:49 PM

read my post about the right wing agenda-your comment is a perfect example of what I said about creating division between government and the people.The far right wing agenda lives!!!" Oct 19, 10 10:51 PM

actually,the closeness of the race triggered an automatic recount-
"When the initial count was completed on November 18, Franken was trailing Coleman by 215 votes.[4][5] This close margin triggered a mandatory recount"

when th voteere re-counted,Franken was determined to be the winner

But then-

"On January 6, 2009, Coleman's campaign filed an election contest and on April 13, a three-judge panel dismissed Coleman's Notice of Contest and ruled that Franken had won the election by 312 votes
Coleman’s appeal of the panel's decision to the Minnesota Supreme Court was unanimously rejected on June 30,[11] and he conceded the election.[12] Al Franken was sworn in as the junior Senator from Minnesota on July 7, 2009.[13]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Minnesota,_2008" Oct 19, 10 11:01 PM

so the tax increase is the result of Bush policy.what you want is another tax cut along the same lines,which is what the dems have proposed,minus the tax cut for the top earners.The dems would be glad to give that,but the republicans won't do it without extending the tax cuts for the richest.
Actually,extending the tax cuts will add tom the debt-about 3 trillion dollars-so if they expire,there will less additional debt ccrued.Let them expire.The additional tax revenue can then be applied toward paying down the debt your all unhinged about.

" Oct 19, 10 11:15 PM

Altschuler balks; debate with Bishop canceled

the right doesn't want to pay taxes.They want a free ride.
Why do they hate the government?I posted some thoughts on it in the other article and called them out on their obsession with taxes.
The right doesn't want to pay for societal necessities-they just want to freeload

" Oct 20, 10 7:37 AM

you don't give a rats ass about children,your only using that argument to support your tax cut argument.If you really cared about kids yo'd support education head start and anti-poverty programs.Instead,the right wants to pay off the debt by attacking social programs and education which will target a narrow portion of the population who need those services more than anyone needs a tax cut. The right isn't serious about reigning in the deficit because they aren't willing to admit that the sacrifices that need to be made will cost.

Nobody likes paying taxes,but if the right is really serious about paying down the debt and sharing sacrifice-something they rant on all the time-let all the tax cuts expire and apply the revenue toward the debt.Everybody sacrifices,everybody contributes." Oct 20, 10 8:12 AM

well,its that the attention span thing.When you depend on one-way media for your talking points it tends to dull the mind." Oct 20, 10 8:14 AM

Altschuler, Bishop Will Take Part In Campaign Event On Thursday

and you accuse Bishop of spin.LOL!

you swallowed that line hook,line,sinker.
Reel him in,randy!
another fish for the fry" Oct 20, 10 8:16 AM

thee you go,using facts.You should know better than that.
Now they'll be all confused.Watch them get all screechy and unglued." Oct 20, 10 5:50 PM

Vote Bishop......Vote progress." Oct 20, 10 6:21 PM

I haven't been on in a couple of days,and I don't have time right now,but I will respond to dans' post on Reagan later,and I will dismember it.
All the problems we are now facing started with reagan and his plicies.History bears this out.His amnesty gave illegals a green light to enter this country.He was the great enabler for illegal immigration.
" Oct 21, 10 7:27 AM

This Year, An Election Year Battle For Bishop

if you can't use names or back up your comments with verifiable facts,it is nothing but hearsay." Oct 21, 10 6:16 PM

Altschuler, Bishop Will Take Part In Campaign Event On Thursday

I'm hoping they have one here in Southampton.
It would be great if everyone here could go, it would be a trip to meet some of you." Oct 21, 10 6:40 PM

"They feel minorities are in some way inferior and need artificial advantages.

I take this to be an attack on affirmative action.Or as the right likes to describe it,reverse discrimination, which i a direct attack on miorities who make up a large portion of the poor in this country. The right uses this argument to eliminate or restrict access for minorities to higher education by limiting accessability to loans and programs that would lift them out of poverty.Every time you hear a right winger speak of a 'colorless society' they are referring to limiting opportunity for a portion of the population based on race,gender or identity. Ward Connerty,one of the most vocal of any advocates fr the elimination of Affirmative Action programs was endorsed by the KKK;tat should tell you something about the right and their views on minorities.

"They believe in tolerance for everything even if it means your life will turn to crap as long as everyone's life is equally as crappy."

this is classic You admit to wantin to create an aristocracy,with only a ruling class and a lower class made up of the most unworthy.The rich and powerful should rule because o birthright and everyone else shoud be grateful fo the priveledge of serving them.
This country is founded on the principal of equality and opportunity.If you don't beleive in it,maybe you were born 300 years too late in the wrong country.The revolution was fought to end this exact point you make with this statement and shows your utter contempt for the defining principles this country is founded on.

"They want your nose out of there bedroom but are more than happy putting their nose in your bank account or ... more the size of your uber home and selfish evil SUV or your scout troops."

The right to privacy is one of the basic rights guaranteed by the constitution (4th Amendment) and is supposedly held sacred by the right until it inconveniently gets in the way of their agenda.
If you defraud the government and thereby the people by skirting tax laws or take advantage of others and profit from them unfairly you should be held accountable.The rights' plan to 'shrink government' of course includes shrinking the IRS who is responsible for investigating tax evasion.I remember the right screeching that ifyou hve nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.What are you afraid of?

"They are progressives because they hold freedom of the press sacred until it is that evil talk radio or business channel you listen to."

When the media is dominated by a single world view,we are less free because opposing views are being suppressed. When hate dominates broadcast media there is no exchange of ides or discussion because todays meia is one way, with no way for opposing views to be expressed. Democracy works best when there is an exchange of idas,and if that exchange is prohibited,either by the moguls of media or the government, the free exchange of ideas stagnates and feedom withers.I've heard Limbaugh,O'Reilly,Levin,Hannity-all the right wing pundits shout down and disconnect their callers and gueats to suppress an oinion different than their own.That does a disservice to their listeners/viewers because it demonstrates intolerace for ideas.It seeks to create a single world view and conformit that will not tolerate free thought.

"They believe they can Indoctrinate, I mean teach you kids better than you."

another doozy.
Free public education is essential to democracy;the exposure to diverse ideas teaches children to approach problems and find solutions from different angles as opposed to being exposd to a limited world view prejuidiced by the shortcomins of individual experience and preference. Public education exposes our young to ferent cultural backgrounds which helps them learn and accept diversity.A child can still be poisoned by the prejuidices of faily but will learn in public school that there ae world views that re justified because of cultural differences.

"They pander to the womens vote claiming woman are some sort of victims"

Womens' righs are only a recent dvelopment in this country,and hey were opposed by the conseratives. Women are still considered second class citizens by the right,who want to tell them what they should do with their own bodies,that they aren't entitled to equal pay,and should b submissive to men.

'yet support countries that force their woman to walk around under a sheet with an eye sliit"

pure spin.
We are still fighting for complete and equal rights for women in this country,countries you describe are nother culture,far different than ours, and we have o control over them. We can dvocate for change,but we are powerless to effect change lest we end up in a quagmire like we are in Afghanistan .

"Progressive woman are happy to go along with the party as long as you don't touch there right to terminate babies"

The right gives lip service to ndividual freedom yet insists on maintaining control over women an the choices they may need to make.They would force women to have childen resulting from rape and incest, some of today's candidates going so far as to want to monitor every pegnancy in the country.Personal freedm unless they don't want you to have it.

"Now they want your equity as Nancy put it yesterday, Your Madam speaker wants to put a Windfall Tax on retirement income and 401k so she can give it to broken union pensions and the 12 Million ILLEGAL Immigrants making sure those dollars are redistributed to the poor and working class".

taxes are the price you pay for the freedom you enjoy; when you are born you enter a contract with this country to cntribute to its success,that means that social responsibility belongs to everyone to abide by laws and spport the community that isthe populationof this country.If you don't want to contrbute to maintaining society you are part of the problem and not prt of the solution.
The immigration issue began with Reagan granting amnety to immigrants,giving licenseto all that folloed to enter this country on the premise that they will be welcomed.Blame him for the immgration problem,he nabled it.
Reagan was responsible for many of our preset problems,from the social securty crisis to promoting energy dependence to healthcar and numerous other issues that can b traced back to his administration.
Reagan economics is bsed on the premise that unrestrained wealt has license to buy the political system out fromunder everyone else.

"Obama is doing the same thing with the Health care bill. "

healthcare is a right;that is accepted in every civilised country in the world.It became a crisis in this coutry after hospitals and pharmaceuticals were de-regulated by reagan.Another crisis that can be traced back to "Saint Ronnie".

"They want the military to disarm and act as a global red cross distributing Americas tax dollars across the world "

We spend more on arms and the military than the rest of the world combined; the imperialist policies practiced over the last 30-40 years have turned Amerca into an empire, garneing fear where we once had respect. We are mistrusted by most of the world,mostly due to the policies enacted by republican presidents in the recent past. The nation-building policies enacted by republicns since Reagan, including the most recent advocated by PNAC has done more to damage America thn anything else in our history.We give Iraq universal healthcare and rebuild their infrastructure, yet we are opposed here in the U.S. by the very party that gave it to our defeated enemies;history shows this has been the case for decades.

"NASA to stop doing that silly outer space stuff so they can concentrate on being a counseling service to foster good relations with the Muslims that are trying to take over the planet,"

Though space exploration is verifiably useful,the costs and risks of manned space exploration is prohibitive in the era of advance technology.Unmanned exploration with the goal of eventual return to manned flghts makes sense to avoid disasters that cost hundreds of millions.
Fostering better relations ith the muslim community is essetia since they are about a quarter of the popution of the world. In the future,the white race will be a inority,no just i the U.. but in the world,and its history of subjugating other races to its prejuidices will not be forgotten if we continue to be cntemptuous toward other races.


Yes,in less than two weeks the people will speak,and hopefully they will not
endorse the views you advocate;yu have shown contempt for minorities,women,the prro,the working class,religions and the constitution.
Yor vews are documented;hopefully people will recognise them for what they are and realise that they represent a narrow and prejuidiced word view and reject them totally and completely." Oct 21, 10 8:17 PM

This Year, An Election Year Battle For Bishop

that applies to everybody.Back up your statements lest you lose your credibility." Oct 21, 10 8:34 PM

Altschuler balks; debate with Bishop canceled

we know where that money came from.
where is the money for republicans coming from?" Oct 21, 10 8:46 PM

sounds like you read or listen to Thom Hartmann.

we enter an unspoken compact with this country when we are born.In exchange for the freedoms we enjoy,we are expected to pay for its upkeep.
That includes our food,water,electricity,highway and transit system,job safety and labor laws that protect us.The right likes to talk about sacrifice unless its theirs." Oct 21, 10 8:53 PM

Altschuler, Bishop Will Take Part In Campaign Event On Thursday

naturally you attack-I must have struck a nerve.You obviously don't like having the truth revealed about you

and only a low life would attack someones family.you fit the mold." Oct 22, 10 8:07 AM

This Year, An Election Year Battle For Bishop

everyone looks liberal when your so extreme and out of the mainstream in your views." Oct 22, 10 8:14 AM

later I will see if I can find the comparisons to the positions of the tea party and their basis in Mein Kampf.It should be pretty interesting." Oct 22, 10 8:17 AM

this just in-the democrats are gaining momentum as the republican extremist views become known.

http://www.usnews.com/mobile/articles_mobile/poll-democrats-gaining-ground-gop-still-leads/index.html" Oct 22, 10 8:19 AM

The right wing.
those like you." Oct 22, 10 6:32 PM

No,it was opened by Ronald Reagan on the advice of Alan Greenspan in the mid 80's to pay for the deficit created by his tax cuts in 81 and 83, when he lowered the taxrates for the top 5% from 70% to eventually 28% in 1988.This caused him to raise payroll taxes to fill the hole left from what he borrowed from SS.Payroll taxes doubled while the rchest got alower tax rate.At the time,the doubled payroll tax hike was te biggest tax hike in history.

"In 1983, Reagan signed legislation aimed at preserving Social Security's solvency by raising payroll taxes and taxing Social Security benefits of upper-income Americans.

The plan certainly preserved Social Security but also demonstrated that Reagan was willing to impose tax increases, even if he didn't propose them and rarely accepted them with enthusiasm.

As former Reagan adviser Bruce Bartlett wrote in a 2003 article for National Review, Reagan signed two major tax increases in 1982 that took back much of the break he'd provided in his 1981 tax bill. After the Social Security tax increase of 1983, Reagan approved further tax increases — in one form or another — in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987"
" Oct 22, 10 6:41 PM

so you direct people to a tea party site and expect them to beleive what they post there?
Might as well watch faux news.
At least the Huffington Post has some credibility." Oct 23, 10 7:35 PM

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