| Political Talk|| re: College students on food stamps - Eurocat on 12/11/13 at 1:23 pm|
What is said is that this poor woman has to apply and recieve food stamps at all.
In many European countries studies are not only free but students get a stipend while going to school.
Going to school should not be a chore or a hardship able to be faced only by the lucky rich!
Let us bring...
| Political Talk|| re: Boehner: Conservative Groups' Reaction to Budget Deal Is 'Ridiculous' - Eurocat on 12/11/13 at 1:20 pm|
This seems like a very good deal. Spending is slowed but not to the point it hurts the economy. Neither side gets all of what it wants, both sides get some stuff.
This is a good compromise and should be supported by both parties. Good work. :cheers:...
| Political Talk|| re: Congressional Negotiators Reach Budget Deal - Eurocat on 12/11/13 at 10:59 am|
It seems like a very good deal to me.
There are cuts, but at the "right" amount. The American people don't want bigger cuts than those proposed.
Then we have the New Year "cooling off" period and with fresh minds can return to these important issues after the new year.
This shows comprimise...
| Political Talk|| re: Congressional Negotiators Reach Budget Deal - Eurocat on 12/11/13 at 9:12 am|
Look it's a starting poing. More cuts can be determined later. I believe we will not get the deficit down without more revenues unfortunately. I would support returning the taxes to Bill Clinton time levels....
| Political Talk|| re: Congressional Negotiators Reach Budget Deal - Eurocat on 12/11/13 at 8:56 am|
Sounds like a good balanced plan. Neither side got what they wanted entirely, but everyone got something.
Well done, credit where it is due.
| Political Talk|| re: Russian diplomats charged in health care fraud scheme - Eurocat on 12/9/13 at 9:27 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Romney was right - Top 40% of househols pay 106.2% of income taxes - Eurocat on 12/9/13 at 9:20 pm|
Somehow I have a funny feeling that mortgage deductions rich people enjoy and farm subsidies millionaire farmers enjoy are not being included in the tally....
| Political Talk|| Farm bill legislation difficulties currently in the House of Representatives - - Eurocat on 12/9/13 at 8:58 pm|
| Political Talk|| Russian diplomats charged in health care fraud scheme - Eurocat on 12/9/13 at 7:17 pm|
| Coaching Changes|| re: UW Coaching Updates - Petersen Interviewing Tonight - Eurocat on 12/4/13 at 4:27 pm|
Ed Ogeron would do well there as would Bronco Mendenhall.
| Political Talk|| re: Barack Obama Appreciation Thread - Eurocat on 12/4/13 at 1:18 pm|
Won the Nobel peace prize.
Saved the ship captured by Somali pirates in the movie Captain Phillips.
Reduced racial tensions by hosting the "beer summit" at the White House after a misunderstanding in Cambridge.
Organized a "soft landing" for the economy instead of more "...
| More Sports Board|| re: 2013-14 New York Islanders season long thread - Eurocat on 12/3/13 at 2:42 pm|
Great last couple of games....
| Political Talk|| re: Venezuela's socialist utopia moves forward - Eurocat on 12/3/13 at 9:27 am|
There will never be doctor shortages in the USA as long as desperate med school students (and doctors) from places like Poland, Ukraine, Russia, etc can increase their income twenty times by moving here. All the USA needs to do is announce world wide that we seek 50,000 doctors in the next year and ...
| Political Talk|| A budget deal may finally be in the works ending the sequester - Eurocat on 12/3/13 at 8:13 am|
After a year of political warfare over the government shutdown, Obamacare and federal spending, two feisty partisans may be close to cutting a budget deal.
Seems like Congress has had enough of the across the board spending cuts, widespread employee furloughs and warnings of a hollowed out milita...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Death toll in Latvian supermarket/mall collapse tops 50, many still missing. - Eurocat on 11/22/13 at 10:49 am|
| O-T Lounge|| Death toll in Latvian supermarket/mall collapse tops 50, many still missing. - Eurocat on 11/22/13 at 9:53 am|
The article is a little old, news just broke about a few more that have been found. Many are parents and children from the neighboring nursery school and primary school. Many cannot be identified, "too crushed".
Local TV News just did a piece about a 13 year old girl whose only parent, mom, is am...
| Political Talk|| re: What's the PT Board left's thoughts of the admin, so far - Eurocat on 11/21/13 at 12:05 pm|
I wish a different president had proposed Obamacare.
The man does not know how to negotiate, nor does he know how to manage.
Obama is the last person who should be in charge of shepparding something huge through congress and then running it as the chief administrator of the executive branch o...
| Political Talk|| re: MSNBC: Reid to use "Nuclear Option" to change Senate Rules - Eurocat on 11/21/13 at 11:56 am|
I think this is a very good thing.
First of all, it will make each Senate race more important, more high stakes. More action for political groupies like me to follow.
Second, relax, at some point the Senate will flip back to the GOP and they will have their day.
Third, because of this peopl...
| Political Talk|| re: TL;DR -- Meet The New Form of Slavery - Eurocat on 11/21/13 at 11:42 am|
Saying you are a slave because you pay taxes devalues the meaning of the word. It ignores the plight of sexually trafficked girls, indentured servants paying off mobsters back home by working for pennies in the Middle East, etc.
It's like this old onion editorial.
| Political Talk|| re: TL;DR -- Meet The New Form of Slavery - Eurocat on 11/21/13 at 11:37 am|
I think this is more akin to the new face of slavery.
I think that the people photographed would think that someone is enslaved because he has health care and welfare as being absolutely nuts....
| Political Talk|| re: They're comparing the ACA rollout to Bush's Katrina......... - Eurocat on 11/21/13 at 7:11 am|
I think a much better comparison is that Health Care is Obamas Iraq war equivalent.
Misleading the people and stunning hubris leading to terrible leadership at all levels.
| Political Talk|| Iowa school parents defend bullying of autistic boy - Eurocat on 11/21/13 at 5:18 am|
| More Sports Board|| re: wow....anyone watching the Michigan-NW game? - Eurocat on 11/16/13 at 6:24 pm|
I want to throw up....
| Political Talk|| re: Solving the scarcity problem through legislation - Eurocat on 11/16/13 at 4:32 am|
I am an investor in a company that does all its business in West Virginia.
It is undeniable that large governmnet programs pushed through by Senator Byrd have helped the poor people of that state. These include poverty programs, rural electrification, highways, school grants and many others....
| Political Talk|| re: Why can't Washington have term limits? - Eurocat on 11/14/13 at 12:25 pm|
I am not sure if I am following what you are talking about, examples please....
| Political Talk|| re: Why can't Washington have term limits? - Eurocat on 11/14/13 at 12:21 pm|
I do not agree with term limits on the state level. They are undemocratic and authoritarian....
| Political Talk|| re: Why can't Washington have term limits? - Eurocat on 11/14/13 at 12:19 pm|
I am not being obtuse. I am shrugging my shoulders and saying "hey guys, if you think they suck, vote em out, you can do that every two years".
If people like who represents them, then let them stay.
I am not being obtuse, I think you are being authoritarian by trying to dictate who people can...
| Political Talk|| re: Why can't Washington have term limits? - Eurocat on 11/14/13 at 12:17 pm|
The elected politicians are not allowed to serve for 40 years. They are allowed to serve for either two or six years, then something called an election takes place and a new person could take over. If, however, the people of a congressional district or state are satisfied with the representation the...
| Political Talk|| re: Why can't Washington have term limits? - Eurocat on 11/14/13 at 12:15 pm|
Your congressman is term limited already. His term is limited to two years. If he does not get re-elected, his term is over and a new congressman will take his place. Six years in the Senatre....
| Political Talk|| re: Corrupt prosecutor gets only 10 days in jail for sending man away for 27 years - Eurocat on 11/12/13 at 5:54 pm|
The case -