quote: It might be the way it is in america but here in europe atleast some (a few, but they still exist) politicians can still be taken at face value.
quote: I really should move to Europe...
quote: Harding and coolidge came in and did they get rid of the big government and high taxes? not exactly. They did cut the top rate from 75% to 25% and that did lead to the roaring 20s where more people got electricity in their homes, cars, and home appliances than any other decade including the post war 50's boom... but they didnt oppose big government just taxes being too high.
quote: Once again the Republican party shows that it is a party controlled by wealthy interests when it talks about removing net neutrality.
quote: The telecoms need to be a regulated monopoly, since unregulated competition will lead to a natural monopoly, but the Republicans seem to be incapable of regulating anything. The sad thing is that now the Democrats have become just as captured by corporate interests, but at least they have a few courageous people on the FEC who seem to truly believe in regulating in the public interest.
quote: We really need to move to a proportional representation system like Germany has so we can avoid this bipolar hell.
quote: On election day, it is pretty clear which party is better if we care about our internet access, but it is still depressing to have to choose between bad and less bad.
quote: In effect the RNP is enforcing "free speech zones" at its Tampa convention this week. The Republicans do not let protesters into or directly outside of the arena (even on public streets) where the event is held. Instead they have created "parade routes", which allow the protesters to march by at a respectively farther distance.
quote: It seems a bit unfair to imply that Obama has done nothing with respect to the spectrum auction
quote: I don't necessarily think it’s wise to condemn the Republican's proposal to repeal net-neutrality
quote: We urge active prosecution against child pornography, which is closely linked to the horrors of human trafficking. Current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced.
quote: You support the federal government spending taxpayer dollars to prohibition of gambling -- a restriction of the free market?
quote: Jason clearly has extreme bias against the Republican party for some reason. This is but one of several scare tactic articles he's written, which have been every increasing as we approach election time.During the past 3 years you would think the Democrat party would have done something worthy of a negative Jason Mick piece, but nope, he's strictly focused on the Republican party
quote: In 2008 President Obama won three of the four largest corn producing state -- Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois. He also won other swing states with large corn growing regions, including Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Support of ethanol earned President Obama and other regional politicians key support -- both financial and in votes. Unsurprisingly politicians in these regions and the President are key supporters of corn ethanol.
quote: Under such a common sense principle, President Obama appears to have accepted a bribe to violate the U.S. Constitution and the highest political office, thus he should be impeached under this definition.
quote: (I'm going to be carefully analyzing the DNP's planks when they hit Charlotte. I'm even trying to bring a published conservative book author onboard for the piece to scrutinize the platform. You can look forward to that.)
quote: Anyway guffwd calling the GOP steeple because of some convention party atmosphere is simply biased. The GOP is a far more diverse group of free thinkers than any sampling of the Democrat party. We range from far right Conservatives like the Tea Party, to moderates, fiscal conservatives, fiscal moderates, and everywhere in between.
quote: No such diversity will be found in the Democrat party. Especially at the Congressional level. Democrats like to THINK of themselves as being diverse, they view themselves as some type of Joe Lieberman. And yet look what they did to him, ran him right out of the Democrat party. These are very intolerant people. SHEEPLE. The only philosophy they tolerate within their own ranks is radical Liberalism/Progressiveness.
quote: Democrats are a very tolerant group of people. They want to give rights to gays while Republicans want them shoved into a closet and out of sight, figuratively speaking.
quote: And let's not forget that thing called the "Defense of Marriage Act". A "Republican" by the name of Bill Clinton signed that into law. OOOPS!!! I wonder how many Liberals even know their hero, Bill Clinton, did more to throw gays in the closet than any Republican ever?
quote: And I really find it ironic that you claim to be a Constitutional lawyer, and spent a day telling us what our rights are and aren't, yet choose this topic above all as your example. In fact it's downright hypocritical.
quote: Anyway you know what I find interesting? It's only the Republicans/Conservatives on Daily Tech who are accused of being biased. We're told to turn off the "Faux news", that we get our opinions from Rush etc etc. But yes, you're a very tolerant bunch indeed.So one side gets to share their views without being questioned, they're beyond reproach. Those who disagree are just being "partisan" and blind.
quote: Honestly are you being serious? Clinton was basically just forced into signing it, man, that's certainly NOT a "partisan" excuse.
quote: When you can't even admit that your statement about gay rights was bullshit, and a Democrat Administration DIRECTLY hampered those rights, we're done here.
quote: At this point not only do I doubt you're a lawyer, I don't even think you're an adult. Only a child would use that excuse.
quote: However, you are so focused on the past and Clinton as a way of utilizing a "well you guys did too" defense that you completely ignored the fact that I was talking about now.
quote: And yeah, I guess we aredone given the fact that you can't accept that you were wrong in your broad based, unsubstantiated statements.
quote: So you're saying getting reelected was more important than the rights of an entire demographic of people. And this is supposed to make it better? And it proves Democrats are more "tolerant" then Republicans how again? And let's just skip right over the fact that the Democrats in the Senate helped put that bill on Clinton's desk too.
quote: If that issue alone would have assured a Clinton loss, than clearly the majority of the nation was against it. Not just Republicans. In fact that's the dirty little secret about gay marriage. It's not just Republicans who have issues about it.
quote: And besides TALKING about it, what are Democrats doing about it NOW? Obama could have easily amended the Constitution or passed legislation regarding gay marriage in his first two years, when his party held a supermajority in Congress.
quote: Oh and North Carolina's ban on gay marriage? Last time I checked Government Bev Perdue was a DEMOCRAT. But let's not let facts trump talking points. Let me guess, she was pulling a Clinton and trying to win an election too right?Proposition 8 in California? Yeeeah that was all Republicans too apparently.
quote: This comment just shows how partisan you are.
quote: Jason, you as an employee of this site and Reclaimer a customer. It is unprofessional of you to publicly call customers insane or on drugs!! There is no need to stoop to that level.
quote: Your fascists party needs to get their hands out of our pants and panties. It does nothing for job growth.
quote: Both parties are supporting a slow erosion of our freedoms. Neither party has a solid plan to balance the budget (both Obama and Romney's plans "ONLY" can balance the budget if the GDP shows wild growth, according to expert analysis I've seen).
quote: Sure, as soon as you're willing to cut military spending in half, make police forces smaller, make most interstates toll roads, begin to tax non-profit educational and healthcare institutions, remove states' rights for healthcare oversight (only way to make health care cheaper while not paid for by government is to make the pool bigger), reductions to NSA, CIA, xxA etc. etc. etc.... Yeah I didn't think so.
quote: You forget, Obama extended Bush's tax cuts. You, me and everyone who writes for and reads this site would be paying more under Reagan/Bush Sr/Clinton and everyone before them- especially if you make money like Romney (investment or earned income or otherwise).
quote: I'm really just stunned.
quote: It appears DailyTech lost much more than a writer in the absence of Michael Asher.
quote: I'm sure you never heard the stories of the pressure brought to bear on banks to lend money to those who couldn't afford those loans?
quote: 50% of subprime loans were made by mortgage service companies not subject comprehensive federal supervision and another 30% were made by affiliates of banks or thrifts which are not subject to routine supervision or examinations
quote: Not surprisingly given the higher degree of supervision, loans made under the CRA program were made in a more responsible way than other subprime loans. CRA loans carried lower rates than other subprime loans and were less likely to end up securitized into the mortgage-backed securities that have caused so many losses, according to a recent study by the law firm Traiger & Hinckley