Independent Vermont senator Bernie Sanders delivers 100,000 signatures to the White House, calling on half of the deficit reduction package to be funded by taxes on the super rich and corporations.

Smiley: It is so rare to have someone inside the body politic who will stand up with courage and conviction.

West: He is one of the few elected officials who is fundamentally devoted to dealing with the plight of poor & working people.

 

 

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The problem is that the poor and working people are not making sufficient noise to stand up for them selves to support him. 

 

I don't know where Obama thinks he's going with this idea of cutting Social security and medicare. It doesn't take a genius to know that there are limits to which you can cut and still remain functional. When you have a budget crisis, you can make some cuts, but the best way to deal with the problem is to increase revenue. If you can't pay your bills, some bills you can't do away with and the only way to pay them is to get a second job, a better paying job, or to get a partner to help.

 

That's just plain common sense. You can't cut the water bill, and the power bill, and you can cut back a bit on food, but you still have to eat. You still need a place to stay, unless you plan to live on the streets.

 

Smiley and West are at it again!!!  Why don't you all show some backbone and run for elected office.  It's so easy to criticize from the sideline.  Sanders is a good guy but he knows that the repubicans will never go along with any taxes on the super rich. So his proposal is a waste of everyones time -- Just like Smiley and West's conversation.  The republicans are threatening to bring the whole economy down because of modest taxes for the super rich.  Get out there and vote in 2012.  Stop all the back biting, sniping and complaining.  
The U.S. is not a Christian nation. It's a nation with some Christians in it. How do you know them? By their fruits--who/what is of the utmost importance to them. Is it the people who Jesus cared about; is it "the least of these?"

I don't get it. Voting is just the tip of the iceberg. You have to remain relevant. You do that by calling out whoever is elected whether you voted for him or not.....especially if you voted for him.

 

Then you need to keep his feet to the fire so he does not take you for granted. He should be out there for those of us who put him in office. Not just for himself....He should be responsive to us all year long so we can be there for him on election day.

Why won;t the republicans consider raising taxes on the rich? Because people think they only have a say so on election day. If the voters make enough noise all year long and let the republicans know they will not be tolerated if they keep pulling stunts like they have been they will change their mind. If they don't we have to be more vocal than they are and we have to shout them down and tell the truth about the big lie they are promoting ...we have to get their own base to open their eyes and stop voting against their own interest because of ideology.

 

they need to become pragmatic and vote their own best interest. They need to vote those reps...out...and we will help

 

So yea, we do have to speak up. And call them out. not just on election day, but all year long. and extra loud when they do something ultra stupid. 

Good Luck!  I think it's a racial thing.  From the beginning the republicans stated their main focus was to make President Obama a one term President.  They don't care if it brings the country down.  The republicans want their power back.  They will not cooperate or compromise with him.  They fear President Obama.  That is why I am committed to making sure he is re-elected.  I will not be detered by negativerobots.  A vote for President Obama is a vote against racism, class bias, the Tea Party, Jim Crow, the old ways, homophobia, unemployment, low wages, Wall Street, union busting, conservative Supreme Court, big business, the Bush tax cuts, etc., etc.  Re-elect President Obama in 2012! 



Yonah El said:

Why won;t the republicans consider raising taxes on the rich? Because people think they only have a say so on election day. If the voters make enough noise all year long and let the republicans know they will not be tolerated if they keep pulling stunts like they have been they will change their mind. If they don't we have to be more vocal than they are and we have to shout them down and tell the truth about the big lie they are promoting ...we have to get their own base to open their eyes and stop voting against their own interest because of ideology.

 

they need to become pragmatic and vote their own best interest. They need to vote those reps...out...and we will help

 

So yea, we do have to speak up. And call them out. not just on election day, but all year long. and extra loud when they do something ultra stupid. 

I don't understand your point.  The majority religion in this country is christian.  The predominant religion in the black community is christian?

p.a. glenn said:
The U.S. is not a Christian nation. It's a nation with some Christians in it. How do you know them? By their fruits--who/what is of the utmost importance to them. Is it the people who Jesus cared about; is it "the least of these?"

I understand Glenn postiion. He is saying that christianity is not the be all and end all of in this country. There are a variety of religions and a lot of atheists as well. All have to be tolerated and therefore this county is not christian. Christianity is not the national religion as some countries have a national religion.

 

The religious right is trying to make it a theocracy by mandating their morality should become like sharia law. This country has a separation of church and state. The government is supposed to be blind to religion, not guided by it.

 

At least that is my take on what he is saying.

Religion is a murky subject - I try to stay away from it!

Yonah El said:

I understand Glenn postiion. He is saying that christianity is not the be all and end all of in this country. There are a variety of religions and a lot of atheists as well. All have to be tolerated and therefore this county is not christian. Christianity is not the national religion as some countries have a national religion.

 

The religious right is trying to make it a theocracy by mandating their morality should become like sharia law. This country has a separation of church and state. The government is supposed to be blind to religion, not guided by it.

 

At least that is my take on what he is saying.

People say that the United States is a Christian nation founded on Christian values (those people usually associate themselves with the Republican party and those on the far right) however, Jesus said,

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

    ......‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  

... whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."    A Christian is a person who is obedient to the teachings of Jesus. Talking about what you are against and what you don't do doesn't make you a Christian. Acting on behalf of "the poor and working class people" makes you more in line with what the Word of God says. Favoring policies that benefit the rich and do nothing for the poor is an indication that the one YOU serve is the god of this world. 






KEITH (TART) BOND said:
I don't understand your point.  The majority religion in this country is christian.  The predominant religion in the black community is christian?

p.a. glenn said:
The U.S. is not a Christian nation. It's a nation with some Christians in it. How do you know them? By their fruits--who/what is of the utmost importance to them. Is it the people who Jesus cared about; is it "the least of these?"
I am finished with your religious talk!

p.a. glenn said:
People say that the United States is a Christian nation founded on Christian values (those people usually associate themselves with the Republican party and those on the far right) however, Jesus said,

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

    ......‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  

... whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."    A Christian is a person who is obedient to the teachings of Jesus. Talking about what you are against and what you don't do doesn't make you a Christian. Acting on behalf of "the poor and working class people" makes you more in line with what the Word of God says. Favoring policies that benefit the rich and do nothing for the poor is an indication that the one YOU serve is the god of this world. 






KEITH (TART) BOND said:
I don't understand your point.  The majority religion in this country is christian.  The predominant religion in the black community is christian?

p.a. glenn said:
The U.S. is not a Christian nation. It's a nation with some Christians in it. How do you know them? By their fruits--who/what is of the utmost importance to them. Is it the people who Jesus cared about; is it "the least of these?"
Independent Vermont senator Bernie Sanders delivers 100,000 signatures to the White House, calling on half of the deficit reduction package to be funded by taxes on the super rich and corporations.Excuse Me But Sen. Bernie Sanders, what kind of taxes do you want to put in this package? A petition to (income) tax wealthy, is just the kind of hooligan we the people want stopped. Show Me the Law (Federal Law) where any citizen is required to pay Income Taxes. You need to come with a lot more than a petition, to sway the WHITE HOUSE to create a law where there isn't one. Best of Luck in finding a solution in a desperate time. Wake Up! The blank check days are over. No more Red or Blue States, Race or Religion, We have to Unite!  cc.  http://video.google.com/vi​deoplay?docid=535537447658​0235299 

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