"... yet again someone from the conservative contingent has posted angry words ..."
Methinks this gives conservatives a bad name. Based on this and other threads, newbie seems like a whiner who looks for reasons to be angry at the world around him/her. To me, newbie comes across simply as a malcontent grumbler ....
> Some of us remain unemployed because we refuse to live in barracks
> to be roused out at midnight to work 12 hour shifts on the whim of a customer.
> God bless the corporations?
Agree, 100%, which is why I'm happy that "liberals" helped beat back the Robber Barron / Trusts of the late 19th century. I think we're heading there again, maybe. Will the Tea Party / Republicans save us from this fate again? No. They fight for corporation's rights. Not ours. Does Obama? Not as much as I'd like, but certainly more so. Ron Paul also seems to care, though he's very much going to try to throw the baby, the tub and the entire bathroom out with the bathwater. Who knows. Maybe that's what it'll take.
Watch yhe news and read a real paper. I suppose anything against YOUR thinkin is wrong. Like my pop used to say.. Never try for am intellegent arguement with and UNARMED man. Looks like most of you folks are out of ammo. Just keep givin away the store. Pretty soon the shelves. are empty. Just loke Obama wants.. Meanwhile keep your hands out of my pocket.
Reminds me of a scene in War Horse between a foot soldier from England and another from Germany during WWI. They meet in the middle of a battle field between trenches to help release the horse who is entangled in the barbed wire. The German can speak English and the Englishman comments on this:
Englishman: "Hey, you speak English pretty good."
German man: "I speak English well."
It was pretty funny.
On a more serious, and topical note, the main problem I have with this thread is yet again someone from the conservative contingent has posted angry words about something someone is doing to take money from them and give it to the lazy illegals (free phones for welfare moms so they can order burritos?) , and when asked for source material to prove their claim ... nothing.
Some of us remain unemployed because we refuse to live in barracks to be roused out at midnight to work 12 hour shifts on the whim of a customer. Some of us have families that come before companies who want to promise customers guaranteed turnaround no matter the quantity or holidays involved. Companies do not want to give out benefits so they hire people as disposable interchangeable temporary workers with no respect for experience. To be hired on you have to have so many years of actual experience at half the pay the experience earned you five years ago.
I guess I could knuckle down and not watch my kids grow up and hope to see my grandkids when I retire. But I see today Friendlies as part of their bankruptcy restructuring is cutting benefits to their retirees. Maybe I won't be able to retire ever and left working temp jobs for minimum wage until I drop.
God bless the corporations?
really? Do you "pay your own way" on everything? You know insurance is just spreading the risk around, right? or do you opt-out of health insurance and just pay whatever the hospitals ask of you? are you off-the-grid and don't drive anywhere? or are you using societal infrastructure just like everyone else?
We ALL pay more because people some people drive like idiots and some folks smoke and most people eat crap food.
And YES IT IS RACIST to start ranting about "healthcare for illegals" when that is NOT in fact being suggested AT ALL!
Chuckle. I'd love to beach, too. Florida seems about right this time of year.
Anyway, I'm not finding anything on the net about a tax on soda and candy to pay for illegal immigrant health care. Can someone point me to an article or news story?
Or is this just another case of some random tax being connected to some other random hot button issue? For me I hate how property taxes are used to allow oil companies to pollute the environment!!!!!!!!! God, I can beach about that all day, unless it's on a beach near an oil company.
Racist my butt........ When ANYONE puts there hands in my pocket because they are too darn lazy to get off there respective behinds and pay thier OWN way I AM GONNA BEACH.. Ya don't like it tough noogies.. Ya must love givin away your money, OR your one of em pickin MY pocket !!!!!!!!!!!
Obamacare doesn't include the tax on water and juice. I was talking how under your heros plan, old folks are gonna get screwed.. And I can't see paying for any more giveaways... I WORK for what I have. House, health ins., food and cell phone. Whoops gonna miss his babble .. Have a nice nite..
Doctors against tax exempt soda & candy
Doctors: Bill could reduce childhood obesityi
Published : Thursday, 15 Dec 2011, 6:13 PM EST
Christine Lee, 22 News State House Correspondent
BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - A coalition of Massachusetts doctors is launching a campaign against sugary sweets and drinks. With 30 to 40 percent of Massachusetts children overweight or obese, they’re looking for ways to discourage families from maintaining unhealthy diets. They are thus leading a legislative effort to end the 6.25 percent sales-tax exemption on soft drinks and candy.
“Currently the tax exemption for food is enjoyed by these items which are actually not food, not nutritional and as we heard today from the doctors, very injurious to health, particularly the health of children,” said Boston Foundation President Paul Grogan.
As part of an education campaign, they’ve printed up to 5,000 prescription pads showing soda bottles with a line crossed through them, which they plan to give to patients.
“We hope that his acts as a visual for our patients and our families and our children to help them reduce their consumption and therefore reduce the health effects that sugar has and overall reduce childhood obesity,” said Dr. Natalie Stavas, a pediatric resident leading the campaign.
The bill has been included in Governor Deval Patrick’s state budget proposal for the last three years and has been three times rejected.
An American Beverage Association spokesperson said they are neutral on broad-based taxes, but criticize any excess taxes that single out soda.
The president of the Massachusetts Medical Society insists the focus should be on making children, who struggle with weight, healthy. “Sometimes I’ll say to them, you know, just do me a favor, for two months don’t drink any soda, just drink water, and then come back in and see how you’re doing. And the majority of these children actually lose weight,” said Massachusetts Medical Society President Lynda Young.
Supporters of the bill said that by removing the tax exemption on sugary sweets and drinks, the state could generate $50 million dollars in revenue that could go toward public health efforts.
Oh great. Now we'll have to pay sales tax on soda and candy, JUST SO ILLEGALS CAN GET FREE HEALTH INSURANCE. Gotta love them Democrats in charge.. Hey Mr. Mark 2. How long do ya figure it'll take em to blame GW for it?? I say by response 3 ??