| Political Talk|| I have had a change of heart on universal healthcare - HailHailtoMichigan! on 3/7/13 at 1:50 pm|
I have always considered myself to be a fiscal conservative, and even now, I still support low taxes and minimal government/local government programs.
I also have a heart, however. It pains me to see people live in constant fear everyday of getting terribly sick or having a terrible accident. Fe...
| Political Talk|| Has Obama permanently increased minority turnout in presidential elections? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 3/4/13 at 9:03 pm|
Do you think Obama being on the ballot twice has permanently made minorities more politically active? Will we see the same turnout rate in the midterm elections and 2016 for the she-bitch? ...
| Political Talk|| If you could keep the knowledge of what has happened since, - HailHailtoMichigan! on 3/3/13 at 9:14 pm|
would you change who you voted for in 2004? ...
| Political Talk|| Voting rights act section 5- What's the big deal? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 3/3/13 at 1:19 pm|
Can someone please explain to me how making sure states don't discriminate is a bad thing, and something that should be fought?
What does it matter to Bama or Louisiana that the federal government make sure there is no discrimination.
Us Republicans worked hard to give blacks voting rights. ...
| Political Talk|| The latino vote in 2004 - HailHailtoMichigan! on 3/1/13 at 1:39 am|
Bush won 45% of the latino vote in 2004, nearly double that of Romney in 2012. Did all the conservative Latinos die or do southern accents appeal to them?
The fact that Obama is black is probably of little importance to your typical Latino voter. So what did Bush have in 2004 that republicans ar...
| Political Talk|| UK independence party sees huge gains in UK by-election - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/28/13 at 9:57 pm|
[quote]David Cameron is facing turmoil after a UKIP surge enabled the scandal-hit Liberal Democrats to cling on in the most crucial by-election battle for 30 years and pushed the Tories into a hu...
| More Sports Board|| 0-14 Penn State upsets #4 Michigan. - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/27/13 at 7:40 pm|
It truly is a curse being a Michigan fan.
| Political Talk|| Would people be willing to work - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/26/13 at 11:25 pm|
if, instead of being money, the reward would be the knowledge that your needs would be met by people in the same situation as you?( not being rewarded with money)?
Ex: John Smith is a carpenter. People receive his goods from him for free. John Smith needs some wood. The woodcutter is willing to ...
| Political Talk|| Incentive in communist countries where everything is "free" - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/26/13 at 8:33 pm|
As we all know there is/was very little incentive in communist/collectivist societies because you aren't rewarded for your services in the form of money. I was talking to a very misguided friend today, who happens to be a huge green party activist, who claimed that this "no incentive" is a myth. Des...
| More Sports Board|| Kansas fans need to show some integrity and not accept this victory. - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/25/13 at 10:23 pm|
My god what a robbery by the men in stripes. It's obvious the establishment wants Kansas a high seed in the tourney. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Cactus bodyslam- what exactly was going through this guy's mind? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/25/13 at 9:28 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHSJCMkUa9Y)]What happens when an idiot meets a cactus[/link]
I'm sorry if this has been posted already, but the sheer idiocy displayed in this video makes me lose what little faith I had in the human race. ...
| Political Talk|| How much would taxes have to rise on each taxpayer - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/25/13 at 8:26 pm|
if we were to implement a successful socialized medicine system?
Would this end up costing Americans MORE for healthcare than with the insurance system we have now? ...
| Political Talk|| Is equality of opportunity an illusion? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/23/13 at 11:50 am|
Many of the left, when the issue of equality vs opportunity is brought up, will say that equality of opportunity doesn't exist, for a child from a rich household will have way more opportunities than a child from a poor household. While that may be true, I think the left fails to see that that is si...
| Political Talk|| Could a command economy work - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/22/13 at 5:46 pm|
if the central planners had a perfect idea of the needs of the people?
It's obvious to me that past planned economies failed because the central planners were just awful at determining what the needs were, and how much of Item A had to be produced. ...
| Political Talk|| Why is it ok that pharmaceutical companies get tax deductions on - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/20/13 at 9:24 pm|
| Political Talk|| To what extent have government benefits benefited and advanced society? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/19/13 at 4:42 pm|
Things like public school and police departments- where would we be as a society if these things were not provided to us by the government? I can't imagine the tens of millions of children that would have no opportunity if public education didn't exist. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Do you consider Maryland a southern state? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/18/13 at 10:50 pm|
| Political Talk|| Ways in which universal Healthcare will help our economy - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/18/13 at 4:50 pm|
[quote]It will make the Big 3 American automobile manufacturers — and other manufacturers — more competitive. Depending whose figures you like to use, healthcare costs add between $1000 and $1500 to the price of every new American car. Toyota has also found health insurance costs to be unreasonable,...
| Political Talk|| What were the economic views of dixiecrats? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/17/13 at 5:34 pm|
| More Sports Board|| How do Duke fans sleep at night? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/16/13 at 7:23 pm|
They need to show some dignity and honesty, and admit their teams are repeatedly bailed out by refs....
| Political Talk|| Why do democrats still dominate most govt positions/ council positions - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/15/13 at 1:47 pm|
in most southern counties?
ETA: Worded it to make more sense...
| Political Talk|| Thoughts on Obama's call for Universal pre-school? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/14/13 at 4:25 pm|
Is this something worthy of investment? ...
| Political Talk|| My night rant - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/13/13 at 11:20 pm|
Talked to my friend earlier this evening who informed me that his kid watched this documentary in school today:
I mean, WTF? This is a public scho...
| Political Talk|| Why are Mom and Pop shops idolized? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/12/13 at 3:56 pm|
It's amazing how much these "innocent victims of walmart" charge for their products, the same products I can buy at walmart or target for half the price. These shops raise the cost of living for workers everywhere, yet democrats bitch and wail when a walmart comes in, appeals to consumers, and sends...
| Political Talk|| Payroll tax article- worth a read - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/9/13 at 2:03 pm|
[quote]The two-percent increase in the Social Security tax rate that went into effect on January 1, 2013 has generated a great deal of discussion in the media. Much of it, not surprisingly, is inaccurate, uninformed, and disingenuous.
The reporting and analysis of this issue has totally ignore...
| Political Talk|| Why does someone worth 20 million deserve SS at all? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/7/13 at 5:48 pm|
We can effectively fix social security by efficient means testing. Mr. Smith, a wealthy retired businessman worth millions, has no business receiving social security funds.
What I just posted made up the bulk of the comments on a NY times payroll tax article. ...
| Political Talk|| Why is there not more American immigration to Europe? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/5/13 at 7:13 pm|
Does anyone else find it odd that Europe doesn't attract more Americans who are seeking to live in sophisticated welfare states? For the last decade, America has had one of its major parties adopt a platform that is largely a reflection of the European social democracies.
One would think that wi...
| Political Talk|| That dodge commercial conveyed Conservatism better than Romney ever did - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/3/13 at 10:33 pm|
That was the best and most meaningful commercial of the night. Too often we forget about our heartland heroes who are so vital to our nation's well-being. ...
| Political Talk|| When have conservative warnings about tax increases ever happened? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/3/13 at 5:24 pm|
They warned about Clinton's tax increases in 93, nothing bad happened economically. They warned about the increases following world war 2, nothing bad happened economically.
So when have these/will these warnings ever come true? ...
| Music Board|| Today is the day the Music died - HailHailtoMichigan! on 2/3/13 at 3:49 pm|
RIP Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper. ...