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commented on Signe Wilkinson
2 days ago
Yes, easier said than done indeed. I acknowledge that. There are many things that simply aren’t available in a “Made in the USA” version. Today. That could change if US consumers flat out refused to buy anything else. Walmart (or your evil company of choice) could fill their shelves with all the cheap Chinese products they wanted to. If no one buys the stuff they’ll go the way of Jase99’s convenience store. The hurdle is convincing the consumer that paying an extra few bucks for things will result in long term economic gain. Tough sell.
commented on Jim Morin
2 days ago
As opposed to the current democrat in chief and his much ballyhooed probable successor wannabe who have no qualifications whatsoever.
commented on Lisa Benson
2 days ago
So it’s just Republicans who are all about the pork? I’m signed up for newsletters from my two senators (both Ds). The Feb. newsletter from Carl Levin (D) was about a federal grant for U of M, a federally subsidized center for research & development, bragging about provisions in the farm bill that were goodies for MI agriculture, and fed assistance for emergency response in several different MI townships. Debbie Stabenow’s (D) Feb. report has more about the R & D center, federal money to to build greenhouses, and housing grants for several communities. This is typical of these two and of politicians in general. The two parties have different spending priorities, but both sides are guilty of adding to government bloat.
commented on Henry Payne
2 days ago
Droughts, heatwaves, floods, hurricanes, brutal cold and record snowfalls. All over the world for thousands – tens of thousands – of years. Same old same old.
Stop buying foreign made goods. If enough of us demand US made products it will create an incentive for businesses to keep their operations here and hire American workers. We also need to stop the never ending flow of illegal unskilled workers so the value of labor increases. The law of supply and demand works for labor as much as anything else. Wages will rise to reflect that. I know, all of that is easier said than done. Just throwing ideas out there.
commented on Michael Ramirez
3 days ago
People who receive government subsidies tend to vote Democrat. Do you deny this? In fact I would claim that they have a conflict of interest in the voting booth. Do they vote for what’s good for the country or for what’s good for them? As for taxpayers subsidizing Walmart and McDonald’s – it’s the consumers who do that. Raise the min wage a little and we’ll all subsidize them a little more. You’re naive if you think corporations will absorb an increase in operating costs. Those costs will be passed on.
commented on Ted Rall
3 days ago
Wait a minute – I’m pro science. That’s why I don’t buy into the global warming hype. Or the HIV hype. And BTW, I stand by my comment. Remove bisexuals and intravenous drug users from your list of infected heterosexuals and you won’t be left with much of an epidemic.
I agree with your assessment on the shortcomings of the standard conservative point of view, but I have a hard time voting Democrat because I feel like the shortcomings of their general philosophy are so much worse. Just to expand on why Gates, Buffet, Zuckerberg, etc. lean to the left…Seems to me like there are three basic groups of liberals – A) Those who are on the free gravy train – B) Those who are stuck in the 60’s and can’t face the reality that life will never be a commune where we all sing Kumbaya and share everything equally – or C) Those who are so well off that they either feel guilty about their success or would never exhaust their resources, so why not support causes that have a desirable outcome, even if the cause is financially unworkable. Buffet and team – along with most of Hollywood – fall into the last category.
You forgot to point out the fact that we’re still waiting for the AIDS/HIV epidemic to hit heterosexuals. Just like a 100 years from now we’’ll STILL be waiting for the sky to fall due to climate change.
commented on Gary Varvel
4 days ago
It does seem to be working well in MA, but the plan there is much different than Ocare. For starters the MA bill is only 70 pages long compared to 2070 (and counting) for the AHC. The MA system would not work for every state, it was tailored specifically for Massachusett’s economy, demographics, etc. Probably the biggest difference is that the MA bill had bipartisan support and was popular with the voters. AHC needs to go back to the drawing board.
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