quote: The bad thing is, the overall cuts MOST affect the rich, not the people who work 40 and 50 hour weeks just to get by. The cuts need to be for the middle class since they represent the most of the population in the US
quote: The other thing is that forcing middle class citizens to borrow so they can live
quote: remember back in about 1994 you were more heavily taxed
quote: My wife and I have about three months stashed for emergencies but other than that we don't have anything saved. I'd rather put extra money in my retirement instead having to depend a on possibly non-existent social security or just having money sitting around not doing anything.
quote: They make more now retired than they did working!
quote: You've just displayed more serious forethought and responsibility than most people. :)
quote: the dollar is rising in value,
quote: Chavez’s decision to revoke the license of one TV station does not mean a total clamp on free speech.
quote: where 95% of the media is opposed to the government
quote: The TV station in question, RCTV, was directly implicated in the 2002 coup attempt against Chavez
quote: how we Americans support without question the monopolies
quote: I’m not sure where everyone is obtaining their info on Venezuelan politics. CNN? Fox?
quote: where 95% of the media is opposed to the government. This includes five privately owned TV stations controlling about 90% of the market
quote: “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” an excellent documentary by a group of Irish filmmakers who happened to be there at the time.
quote: The TV station in question, RCTV, was directly implicated in the 2002 coup attempt against Chavez.
quote: he's not having to rely on taxes to accomplish this
quote: Kinda like doing Hell's Half Mile on the Green River in Utah drunk on a Jet Ski.
quote: The real reason he is vilified by many comentators in the US is because of his socialist ideology and the implications this has for US corporations (such as FOX) to make money in Venezuela not because the US feels it should protect the Venezuelan people.
quote: Why? Because his country has oil and we want him to share some, but he isn't. It's that simple.
quote: First MS sues, now Hugo. Open source is on its way to mainstream!
quote: But that would make Steve Ballmer the........