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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Jack Hunter

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

SS is an entitlement, one works for many years to build up their benifit amount that will be given back at retirement. There are requirements to draw SS, i would suggest most read them first. Even when i was in the military we paid SS tax, passed in 1955 by Congress for all Military persons . Medicare is also an entitlement, paid for "Part A "by a tax on each worker while in the work force. Part "B" is paid for out of ones SS check at the clip of about 100.00 a month. There are also requirements for that , read them.
medicaid, SSI, welfare green cards , etc. are not entitlements, people on these programs mostly do not pay for them in a tax or other means , these are government handouts. those on Medicare fund "Medicaid and other programs" that is why Medicare is costing so much, government gives Medicare an IOU each month, but we will never see that money in Medicare. Notice how they always raid Medicare to pay for other healthcare programs like medicaid ? Obama has done this twice already to Medicare to fund his obama care program.

More coming down the road with Big Government, soon all americans will be on some Government program where they will not have to work to get food or care......what a nation that will be !!! Oh ! well

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Posted by Clarkie on February 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Wow Cutler, that was full of fallacies and mistakes. So we can't learn anything from the past huh? Guess learning in 1920 that reducing the size and scope of government cures recessions faster than government stimulus has no bearing on today's economy, huh? And you might want to know that Jack Hunter opposed the Iraq War and other unconstitutional interventions just like Ron Paul does. And usually, the less the government "gets done" the better. The Citizens United decision is not what has corrupted the government. It is the unconstitutional relationship government has with business that does this. If the government would stay within its constitutional limits, we would not have to fear the government colluding with large corporations. Campaign contributions from corporations are a symptom, not a cause of our political situation.

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Posted by Matthew Doarnberger on February 1, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Please look deeper into the facts Cutler, your missing the points.

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Posted by artrogue on January 31, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Man, I was on the wrong thread. These guys replying to Ron should read my comment on Chris's post. Not that it will make any difference though. It's like talking to the desk I'm sitting at. Got one guy talking about finances in 1962? Who gives a damn about 1962? We live in the year 2013! Your so-called conservative movement decided to go apes#@t for Iraq after we already discovered the problems in Afghanistan! We are all paying for that $10 trillion dollar war that happened BEFORE the so-called "liberals" got into office. You've got your own news network that has somehow absolved the whole administration from this HUGE and MONUMENTAL fiscal problem. And you say things are getting out of control because the "liberals" are at fault. How about we all agree that we can't get anything done right now because the two sides are really all just paid in full by the grandest decision in politics ever, "Citizens United". Do you know who voted for that? Your beautiful, wise, and esteemed conservative Supreme Court justices.

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Posted by Cutler Hamilton on January 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Education is a very large business. In this country, it produces more college graduates than it knows what to do with, or what private industry can employ. This could prevent a serious problem for academia when job growth in the private sector diminishes. But since many educators are bureaucrats, the public sector comes to the rescue. Which of course means that the government grows and taxes increase, further weakening the private sector and often stifling entrepreneurship. The beauty of this is it leads to a greater welfare state and increased crime and so, more public sector jobs for college graduates.


The connection between elitist educators/government/politicians/industrialist/media/press, and even immigration is very clear. After all, not many college grads are going to pick grapes. The problem is that so many hollow jobs are created. Fortunately the good atheistic people of China make 90% of what Americans buy at Christmas cheaply enough to pay for all the shipping and leave a profit margin.


Ultimately, this country will almost certainly become a totalitarian state, where government controls the weapons and the economy. Might as well get use to it..

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Posted by And if elected... on January 31, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

It is teh one we use to start fire to burn out capitalist scumdog and imperialist enemy of people, Comrade.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on January 31, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

What is a marxist matchbook?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 30, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Liberte needs to read some more and study economics...while you seem to think you know better than the rest of us, it obvious you learned your economics off the back of a marxist matchbook.
Tax revenue has remained constant for the past 50 years, averaging about 18 percent of gross domestic product.
During that interval, federal spending has risen from less than 20 percent to more than 25 percent of GDP. What accounts for this growth in federal spending?
Liberal progressives like to blame national defense, but in 1962, national defense expenditures were 50 percent of the federal budget; today they are 19 percent.
What accounts for most federal spending is the set of programs euphemistically called entitlements. In 1962, entitlement spending was 31 percent of the federal budget; today it is 62 percent.
Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security alone take up 44 percent of the federal budget, and worse than that, it’s those expenditures that are the most rapidly growing spending areas.
Our federal debt and deficits are unsustainable and are driven by programs under which Congress takes the earnings of one American to give to another, or entitlements.
How long can Congress take in $200 billion in revenue per month and spend $360 billion per month? That means roughly 40 cents of every federal dollar spent has to be borrowed.
The undeniable fact of business is that a greater number of people are living off government welfare programs than are paying taxes.
That’s what’s driving Europe’s economic problems, and it’s what’s driving ours.
The true tragedy is that just to acknowledge that fact is political suicide, as presidential contender Mitt Romney found out.
We can’t blame politicians. It’s the American people who will crucify a politician who even talks about cutting their favorite handout.

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Posted by artrogue on January 30, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Government sponsored welfare is not in the Constitution, for anyone's sake. I do want my fellow man to fare well, and I expect him to carry some of that water for himself. You're mistaken on another one of your points, there's no requirements for individuals to balance their budget, but there are requirements for the Senate to provide an annual budget and submit it to the House for consideration. The sad fact is the programs you listed, SS, Medicare and Medicaid do provide much needed support for many Americans but they are not protected and have been raided on numerous occasions. Welfare and caring for your fellow man are not bad in any sense of the word but it should be a hand up, not a hand out.

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Posted by Dave Flournoy on January 30, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Black and red are irrelevant terms for a government. You are subscribing to the fallacy that individuals are required to have balanced budgets so therefore government should too. When in fact, individuals take out loans, get credit cards, open expense accounts, etc.

Well-funded and protected SS, Medicare and Medicaid benefit society as a whole. If those programs are successful, then more people are given increased means to become larger players in the economy, which in turn benefits the individual and the private sector.

I would love to know when "welfare" became such a bad word. You'd have to be a real asshole to not want your fellow man to fare well. It's even in the Constitution for christ's sake!

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Ron, Please name one federal program which operates in the black, in other words, with no further need for funding from the taxpayers. Our tax dollars are not an investment, they are a funding source for government, nothing more. Profitable, didn't think our government was a business, I fail to see where any entitlements program florish without cutting something else.

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Posted by Dave Flournoy on January 30, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

"But what?"

Yes, what? Please offer a solution.

And I fail to see how entitlements flourishing is a bad thing. Why wouldn't you want programs in which your tax dollars are invested to become profitable? It not only benefits you but provides economic stimulation. Seriously, you self-defeating people are really giving me a rash.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 30, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Wait till we "really" find out what ObamaCare is all about!! Seniors and babyboomers will be screwed...........Medicaid will increase and Medicare will decrease. Entitlements will flourish. Very sad days ahead but we need to do something about it. But what??

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Posted by DaleS on January 30, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Unprovoked violence or threats will only backfire, leading to even more government control freakery. The thing to do is to be prepared for a fiscal collapse (people won't want US dollars as much) and await the inevitable, since markets are now only being propped up by unsustainable Vegas-style derivatives. Yes, big government has grown over our lives, but now time is on our side.

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Posted by James M. Ray on January 30, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons bill is a sign of things to come

Jack, do you know what had to happen in order for the Bill of Rights and Constitution to be established? Armed insurrection.

Gun nuts love to claim that they have the freedom to have weapons in order to protect against an oppressive government, but as you mentioned, the government just keeps on oppressin. So you guys clearly are not being effective.

I think it's time you and your Tea Party pals who went to rallies talking about watering the tree of liberty and whatnot finally put your money where your mouth is. You all sure like to talk a big game, so let's get this overthrow in motion!

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Wrestling with the contradictions and immorality of abortion politics

Fish Pimp: if you are claiming the "right" to ejaculate into vaginae WITHOUT paying child support in some sort of "contract" with a woman, there IS NO SUCH RIGHT.... EVEN IF a woman steals your sperm out of a condom and impregnates herself later when you are out of the room, "the child" is still due your paternity and child support.... ZERO EXCEPTIONS..... If you have sex with a woman you are in fact agreeing to be a father...... intercourse can NOT be separated legally from pregnancy.... ONLY IF A SPERM DONOR GIVES his semen to a licensed gynecologist for ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION is there legal protection from paternity..... I am such a surrogate father and I signed a contract with a doctor protecting my privacy from the birth mother and any spouse she may be married to.... I did agree to be contacted if my progeny needed bone marrow or organ donation.....I can only presume s/he all such children are healthy and NOT LOOKING FOR ME in "registries" that serve both adopted children and adult children of artificial inseminations.

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Posted by AmericanAtheistFORMERClinicEscort on January 28, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Wrestling with the contradictions and immorality of abortion politics

There is nothing "conservative" about enslaving women to forced pregnancy. Pessary, abortifacient & Caesarian "section" has been around since the pyramids of Egypt. Women decide if they want to stay pregnant. Thursday some criminal theocrat FEMALE Rethuglican introduced a bill into the New Mexico legislature to PRESERVE EVIDENCE OF RAPE banning abortions for raped pregnant women. I'll type it again: "ABORTION IS DESTRUCTION OF RAPE EVIDENCE" a felony as proposed by law in NM. This lawmaker for an alleged god is not really trying to preserve evidence or DNA in the tissues of a embryo or fetus. A rape kit or capture of a pubic hair from the crime scene is good enough, but noooooo, this traitor to woman hood from the party of Romney has merely invented a new way to force all women to stay pregnant. No exceptions. Jack Hunter is incapable of discussing this issue rationally. He's a Rethuglican for females to be enslaved and rib poking vegans in the process. 843-926-1750 @LarryAccomplish

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Posted by AmericanAtheistFORMERClinicEscort on January 28, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Re: “From gun control to the Patriot Act, conservatives and liberals can never be too extreme in defending our rights

What I find MOST disgusting (aside from the attack on our RIGHTS), is the fact that government employees are exempt from any such en-actions. Not just government employees, but ex,as well as retired employees. I do NOT understand why it is that those whom we have elected seem to believe and act accordingly, that they are somehow exempt from the laws they enact! Healthcare, Retirement, Gun laws, etc...

I look for the day when it becomes understood that becoming an employee of the people does NOT exempt one from law, but places them under greater constraints.

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Posted by Mykal Luttrell Sr. on January 28, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Mark Sanford is needed in Washington now more than ever

As a Democrat, I'm thrilled by your column. CD 1 is a tough district for us, but it will be infinitely easier if Sanford bears the Republican standard. Think of how much fun the TV comedians will have with it. Do you really think South Carolinians like being the butt of jokes all over the country? Bring it on!

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Posted by follitics on January 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Mark Sanford is needed in Washington now more than ever

Don't forget the THEOCRATIC CRIME FAMILY CONGRESSIONAL CULT Sanford belongs to @ 138 C Street in WDC..... Chuck Grassley & so many other gangsters since 1935 have hid behind their "prayer circles" to install murderous dictators in Uganda amongst many other nations planning to murder homosexuals and jail family members who do not turn in their gay relatives for execution.... It is time American Atheists are celebrated as heroic patriots and end the McCarthyism that dictates to us all yet today.... 843-926-1750 @LarryAccomplish Larry_Carter_Center@yahoo.com

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Posted by AmericanAtheistFORMERClinicEscort on January 27, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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