Comments on: As Tea Party cranks up heat on Congress, poll shows public support waning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: joe84 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/comment-page-1/#comment-414316 Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:48:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34030#comment-414316 Please tell me how we grew to be the greatest most prosperous and most giving nation on earth BEFORE welfare and BEFORE social security and BEFORE WIC programs, and BEFORE all the other government subsistence programs? If I make a man dependent on me, is that a good thing; is it either stated or implied in the US Constitution?

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By: Eddiebaso http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/comment-page-1/#comment-414298 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 02:36:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34030#comment-414298 When I lost my job my family needed WIC for 3 months when my savings ran out, I also used federally subsidized loans for school while working my way through. I graduate this May from the university of tulsa with an engineering degree. A 3.97 GPA while working 20 hours a week, assisting with research projects, and raising twin two year olds. Now I will be in our top tax bracket with my starting salary, paying back many times over what I took from the system. Without my degree the best job I could find was 9 dollars an hour. Due to some minimal federal and state aid I will now be a tax payer for the next 30 plus years.

I urge my fellow Americans to study carefully what you remove from the system. For example,if you feel strongly that abortion is wrong, don’t get rid of WIC and send the child you saved to bed hungry every night. If you are on Medicare please do not stand up and shout about socialized health care, you are on it. If you cut education aid programs guys like me won’t go to school, build industry, and pay taxes, we will wait tables. Please think carefully about the issues as changes to such a complex system will cause ripples infinitely more complex than the simple examples given above. Thank you for your diligence.

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By: clarebro http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/comment-page-1/#comment-414236 Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:37:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34030#comment-414236 As a relatively new immigrant to the US from “Down-under” I have to say that American politics intrigues me. The propaganda machine, the lies, the greed, and the total disregard for your fellow man, woman and child. In a country as wealthy as America, you all deserve social services that support those that are unable to afford food , shelter and medical. Simply saying or thinking “Go get a job!” doesn’t apply when the unemployment rate is 9.5% and work is extremely scarce, or the person is elderly or has a medical condition and can no longer work. Where is the heart of the American people? You all deserve to have a life that is not lived in fear of medical bankruptcy, or having your retirement savings squandered away by Wall Street or the threat of the Republicans’ trying to play with your Social Security or Medicare. People, these are your basic human rights. If only EVERYONE paid their fair share of taxes, especially the wealthy and the Corporates, the living landscape of America would be quite different.

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By: seattlesh http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/comment-page-1/#comment-414227 Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:16:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34030#comment-414227 What an awe inspiring photograph that accompanies this article. Doesn’t it make one have the utmost confidence in the tea party, a cruel joke on our country.

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By: fromthecenter http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/comment-page-1/#comment-414201 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 02:42:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34030#comment-414201 How can anyone take this group serious after looking at the leaders and list of candidates they lined up? Good for America? I think not. I would love a viable third party to be spawned in this country. But, with the supreme courts recent decision to allow political spending to run rampant, all we will have is parties/politicians that serve the wealthy corporate and billionaire interests. And they rarely coincide with the remaining 98 percent of the American population.

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By: jonnyglut http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/comment-page-1/#comment-414199 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 00:26:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34030#comment-414199 tea party needs a name change.innuendo and derogatory remarks made by politicians and news media has done the teabagger thing way to much. they went to dc to cut spending,with some really good ideas. too bad republicans are afraid to cut that much. somebody has to deal with all foreign aid. google us foreign aid. very interesting reading.but that’s just a start. Don’t give up Tea Party.

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By: Yellow105 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/comment-page-1/#comment-414177 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 05:49:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34030#comment-414177 You mean kool-aid sales, right? And why are those tea party rallies so small?

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By: DrJJJJ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/comment-page-1/#comment-414175 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:39:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34030#comment-414175 This just in: Tea sales are up dramatically regardless of what the media says!

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By: damyankeedem http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/comment-page-1/#comment-414173 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:09:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34030#comment-414173 Thank goodness that working people have had enough of the tea bagger nonsense. They say cut ,cut ,cut but not mine, mine,mine. The real name for the tea party should be the NIMBY caucus. They want everyone else to pay the price while their little pet project are somehow good for America. They have done nothing but divide this country worse than it already was and have achieved nothing.They should take the tea bags off of their hats and have a cuppa,sit down and shut up. Especially it’s weirdo mouthpiece Michelle(what camera should I face Bachmann.I hope she runs for president. It will guarantee four more years of sanity. Obama 2012!!!

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By: ashcom http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/03/30/as-tea-party-cranks-up-heat-on-congress-poll-shows-public-support-waning/comment-page-1/#comment-414172 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:22:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34030#comment-414172 I’m beginning to think I am a social capitalist. I’ve always admired entrepreneurship and private enterprise. It was good to be in business and make or do something that is wanted or needed by other people. And it was good to grow in business and be able to provide jobs for other people while making a good living. And I was always impressed by small businesses that believed in and practiced profit-sharing for their employees. Then, over the years, business started to be all about management or what my chemistry professor father-in-law called “bean counting.” It became all about profit, and shareholders.
People used to invest in businesses because they believed in them. There aren’t many investors around any more. Buying into mutual funds really isn’t investing. It’s kind of like banking. And you don’t know, really, what your money is paying for.

With our democratic socially conscious capitalist government, we invested in our general welfare, and we had knowledge and direct votes for what we support and invest in, and our returns were things like protection from dictators, public schools that provided basic learning for everyone — so that we had some common knowledge and a common base of communication. It provided us with national parks, and it even provided a means to keep people out of poverty.

It’s not what many people who speak out as self-proclaimed conservatives and tea-partiers seem to be at all about. I don’t understand why that’s considered conservative. And I don’t understand why people so many people want a boss rather than a representative.

It makes me sad. And I find myself thinking that the best way to address the budget is to go back to the taxing structure we had 50 – 75 years ago. Now that’s conservative.

Just my thinking, and my opinion.

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