“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.” ~ Andre Gide
You know what will get rid of the debt? Employed people making livable wages who have benefits to protect them in case of emergency, who feel secure enough to go out and buy things and generate wealth. Not people who are afraid to go buy new underwear because they might need that $25 for food this week.
What Riverdaughter said:
The miserable, whining lefties can cry all they want about how unfair and mean and BIG and POWERFUL corporations are and how they run everything with obscene, unholy gobs of cash. That’s like blaming the candy for being sweet. No one says that politicians have to do their bidding. If you don’t like what corporations are getting away with, change the fricking rulemakers.
He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave. ~ Sir William Drummond
“I have seen several entirely sincere people who thought they were (permanent) Seekers after Truth. They sought diligently, persistently, carefully, cautiously, profoundly, with perfect honesty and nicely adjusted judgment–until they believed that without doubt or question they had found the Truth. That was the end of the search. The man spent the rest of his life hunting up shingles wherewith to protect his Truth from the weather. If he was seeking after political Truth he found it in one or another of the hundred political gospels which govern men in the earth; if he was seeking after the Only True Religion he found it in one or another of the three thousand that are on the market. In any case, when he found the Truth he sought no further; but from that day forth, with his soldering-iron in one hand and his bludgeon in the other he tinkered its leaks and reasoned with objectors.” (from What is Man?) — Mark Twain
Freethought quote for the day:
Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily. All other “sins” are invented nonsense.” — Robert A. Heinlein
hipparchia writes (Corrente):
America’s soul is not going to be saved by a “reform” that promises to leave 7 or 8% of her people completely uninsured, another 10 or 12% insured by a public program that requires them to be poor and stay poor, and yet another 19 or 20% covered by private insurance that’s so expensive that after paying their premium they won’t have enough money left to pay their doctor. America’s soul is not going to be saved by a “reform” that promises to throw some 35 or 40% of her people to the wolves.
From my Google Quote of the Day
If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
Frankly, I see this on BOTH sides of the political spectrum, much to my dismay.