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Really need to compare the global warming debate with the previous lead debate. Scientists raised the alarm on lead poisoning on a global scale even as junk science was funded by energy companies. Now it's the same thing with carbon gasses leading to a catastrophic failure in climate.
Please all talk at once, so we can better understand your positions...sic...cacophany comes to mind.
Hello Van and S.E. Great show that the four of you put on. I am glad that it is back on the air.
I have a few questions for you both. The topic that I think is most important to address is the minimum wage debate. Why is everyone so obsessed with the living wage angle? An increase in wages becomes an additional liability or expense to any employer. To account for that increase, something has to give. No business is going to allow for its bottom-line to suffer. Assuming employment remains constant, because employers need people to fill those jobs (unless computers pick up the slack), the only possible area for that increase to be addressed is prices. If a minimum wage increase were to go up to $15/hour, then prices would have to increase. What are your opinions on inflation of this manner? What other options could be explored account for the increase in wages? Is there a better solution to living standard problems than just increases in money? If money is the only solution Congress wants to debate, what would they say about purchasing power increases as opposed to dollar amount increases? What other thoughts do you have on the subject?
Thanks again for hosting this great show. Van, I want to see more compromise out of you. I know it is in there somewhere.
Why is the republican party so anti-background check before the purchase of a gun, but they support laws that require a photo ID to vote? Many states already require a perspective voter to prove their citizenship when applying to vote, so these Voter ID Laws seem redundant. The GOP argument is always it’s their constitutional right to own a gun but so is voting. Last time I checked there’s been less than 200 cases of voter fraud in the US but thousands of gun related deaths and it’s not just people with illegal guns that are killing human beings. In addition, couldn’t someone with a criminal record very easily purchase a gun legally if they live in a state that doesn’t require background checks? I’m sorry to say but the argument on the right regarding photo ID’s to vote elicits a stigma of racial bigotry being this was not an issue before a black man was elected President, not once but twice!
The GOP Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear God...With your loving kindness, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then, with your guidance and compassion, we will whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. God...Grant us the knowledge to then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. God...Give us the strength during our speeches to repeatedly yell........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!
In your name we prey (purposely misspelled, or is it?)........Amen
I hope Soylent Green doesn't become a reality. Charleton Heston would be proud if not for Alzheimer disease.
In the past I've voted for the person, regardless of party. I'm reconsidering that stance. I would like to know on what logical grounds the Speaker of the House is holding up approval of the unemployment extension bill already passed by the Senate? The speaker apparently insists that an unemployment benefit extension be tied to a job creation bill or it's a no go. His intransigence on this issue is impacting millions of Americans. Some members of his party in the House have suggested either the long term unemployed are lazy or have become victims of a government handout mentality. Isn't this insulting to millions who have been laid off as well as those who are no longer counted in the unemployment figures? Tis extension is funded and extends benefits only through May It won't break the bank but It will help people meet their bills and it's generally agreed it will aid the economy. Where is the moral argument to block this? I'm still waiting to hear it!
I kissed my way up to CEO at a health insurance company. Now I take over $1,000,000 of your health care dollars for NO VALUE ADDED to your health care. And that’s just me. Now think about how many other CEOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, etc. are at my company alone. Now multiply that by thousands of others at hundreds of other health insurance companies. From 10 to 25% of your health care dollars go towards administration that adds NO VALUE to your health care. But my company’s PAC dollars will continue to fool you little people into thinking that a single payer system will be bad. Little people like you are so easy to fool. Little people also don’t realize that a single payer system is the ONLY system that would allow little people (as an entire country) to negotiate better health care prices. Little people don’t realize that the Medical Cartels already know that. And that is the reason why the Medical Cartels spend so much PAC money from the hospitals and doctors lobbying against a single payer system. Some little people say that a single payer system would cost you little people more. But if that were true, then wouldn’t the hospitals and doctors WANT that extra money? Yes they would. So why do the Medical Cartels lobby against a single payer system? It’s because the Medical Cartels know it would allow little people to negotiate better health care prices. And that’s what the Medical Cartels are afraid of. Period.
But us big wigs at insurance companies, hospitals, and pharmacy companies don’t ever need to worry about health care no matter what it costs. We get our health care paid for one way or another by you little people. And we get the little people that work at our companies to contribute to our PACs. And us big wigs say it’s to protect the little peoples’ jobs. But in reality it would be in the little peoples’ best interest to NOT contribute to the PAC. Again, little people are so easily fooled. I won’t ever have to worry about losing my job with so many little people being brain washed by the Medical Cartels’ PAC money. Not only that, the Medical Cartels’ PAC money is used to elect so many republicans that will never allow a single payer system. Republicans have always fought against any meaningful health care reform. But that’s what our Medical Cartels’ PACs pay them for. Politicians can be bought so easily.
Pretty soon the only people that will be able to afford health care is us big wigs. And that’s the way it should be. We don’t want you little people using up the resources when we need them. And once again, I thank you little people for capping my SS tax at the $117,000 level. Now I only pay 1.17% SS tax and you little people pay 6.2%. Also, thank you for extending my tax breaks. I’m using the extra money on my vacation houses.
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Author, documentary filmmaker, historian, Speaker of the House (1995-1999), and 2012 Republican presidential candidate
Fmr. Obama Deputy Campaign Mgr. and W.H. Sr. Adviser, founder of Precision Strategies, fmr. Sr. Adviser to Maj. Leader Reid and Sen. Kennedy
Conservative columnist for New York Daily News, contributing editor at Townhall Magazine, commentator and author
Former Special Adviser for Green Jobs under President Obama, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, author and attorney
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