I'm not sure. It's either Republicrats or Demoblicans.
I added a key thought to my post above and am pleased to repeat it:
Using such sabotage as a lever is a framework for governance that will simply not work. What if both sides used it as a lever whenever they disagreed? Absolutely ridiculous to blame both sides every time one side decides to use it.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
I believe there is enough blame for both parties.
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
Republicans have this psychotic belief that they should never compromise with Democrats when it feeds their base's ego to play tough but that Democrats always need to compromise with Republicans when the common good of the nation is at stake.
Which adds up to the Republicans never doing or giving anything for Democrats while expecting the Democrats to at least allow them to save face when they're in too deep on divisive issues.
It's like some kind of nightmare marriage where one spouse causes the most trouble and gets the most deference.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
1) No matter how much you try to point out similarities, people will sort themselves into groups, and will have conflicts over those interests.
2) I do not accept responsibility for someone whose ideas and actions are completely different than my own.
3) It doesn't make sense to suggest that someone in Georgia (and is not a national figure) is responsible for the actions of someone in, say, California.
It's not the job of a citizen of Kenya to tell American legislators what to do.That means mostly the american people but also for foreigners who did not try to offer solutions.
No, we shouldn't.We should let the house republican representatives' districts to opt out of the law and not have to pay for it or benefit or be harmed by it.
No such solution exists.We need a solution everyone likes.
There are 300 million people in the US. Legislatures almost never reach total consensus. I'm stunned that we all agree that "2+2=4" let alone something as complex as health care reform.
The simple fact is that like it or not, the decision has been made. The bill was passed into law, it was vetted by the SCOTUS, has survived an absurd number of repeal attempts, and survived an election which was in no small part a referendum on the ACA. It's over.
The real solution is to get rid of the procedural nonsense which allows a small group (of any political persuasion) to hold the entire government hostage, and for the Republicans to realize that swinging harder to the right is costing them elections.
You don't have to purchase anything, your false sense of liberty is still intact, you can still be an irresponsible citizen....if that is what you are arguing for.No, the government making your personal decisions for you is an attack on personal liberty. Without doubt.
Children receive, are counted, are funded via their household, whether it is a parent, guardian.....whatever.That's incorrect. Children are not on welfare, the parents of said children are.
MBait and switch...no sale.any of them are employed and have made insanely bad decisions getting them to where they are. Should the government tell them they can't have anymore (or any) kids until they can learn to live responsibly?
Yes, it was, it still is.That's not a tangent, homey.
I blame the voters.
BS. The Republicans have been compromising with Democrats for 5 years.The Republicans never did that. Furthermore, whenever the Democrats have tried to build credit with Republicans it has been thrown in their face.
And so no Imperative for the Republicans to work with them. The house funds government, and it's run by Republicans.There is no imperative for the Democrats to give in on Obamacare.