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jackpot 3 years, 3 months ago

Don't we need to make it a law before we can repeal it?

jackpot 3 years, 3 months ago

Wiki "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)[1][2] is a United States federal statute that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010." called Obamacare

jayhaitch 3 years, 3 months ago

Agree 100%. The Supreme Court ruled that no state can have more stringent requirements for Reps and Senators than the Constitution specifies. It will require an amendment, therefore, to facilitate term limits. I don't think we can count on the incumbents to raise the issue, so a national referendum is the only recourse; it has to appear on the ballot in a national general election. How do we go about this?

Kyle Neuer 3 years, 3 months ago

The Supreme Court decision equating monetary donations to politicians/causes with "speech".

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 3 months ago

The special sales tax districts!

At least we need big signs letting us know where they are!

RoeDapple 3 years, 3 months ago

I'm not sure. I'm kind of a random person.

Scott Morgan 3 years, 3 months ago

I am not fond of the tax/representation system imposed on us by the Crown, but I would rally like the law about housing British soldiers repealed.

scott3460 3 years, 3 months ago

The ruinous george w. bush, trickle on you tax cuts. Have not produced the promised jobs in the 10 years since passage and ballooned the federal debt.

Flap Doodle 3 years, 3 months ago

scottie, the current regime has been adding to the debt at a much faster rate than the previous administration. But don't let the facts get in the way of your narrative. http://wizbangblog.com/2011/08/24/obama-bush-was-irresponsible-and-unpatriotic-for-adding-to-the-national-debt/

Lane Signal 3 years, 3 months ago

You can point to these numbers, but it does not change the fact that the Obama inherited 2 poorly planned wars, a banking crisis and the beginnings of a possible double dip recession. Also, as anyone who has let credit card debt add up will tell you, the dept accumulation accelerates as the debt increases. This all started in the 80's when Regan argued that tax cuts to the wealthy would result in prosperity for all. The debt exploded in the 80's. The Clinton administration was able to bring down the deficit, but W brought back the idea that cutting taxes for the wealthy (he threw in some middle class tax cuts to make it easier to sell) would make everything ok. The Bush administration had the cuts expire so it would look like the budget was on a track to lowering the deficit. They built in an expiration, otherwise they could not argue that they could balance the budget (even with their imaginative assumptions). I'm not blind the fact that many banking policies that lead to the recent crisis were signed into law under Clinton's watch, but I did not hear any Republicans arguing against it at the time. Lastly, Scott's comments were specifically about the tax cuts that Bush put in place and the current administration inherited. But don't let the facts get in the way of your narrative.

Lane Signal 3 years, 3 months ago

Oh snap.

If you are going to pick my argument apart, at least address the actual argument. What about the wars? What about the economic crisis? Just because income taxes are less than half of all federal revenues, does not mean trickle down economics work. The Bush cuts achieved one purpose, to put more money in the pockets of the wealthy. And the money is staying in their pockets. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

Also, I was referring to some revisions in regulations during Clinton's presidency that allowed financial institutions to engage in credit default swaps without better oversight, in particular, the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. This act specified that over the counter derivatives would not be regulated as "securities" or as "futures" under federal law. It stated that various regulatory groups could not oversee or regulate these translations. It is augured by many that this lack of regulation inappropriately allowed credit default swaps to become instruments of speculation.

Mary Darst 3 years, 3 months ago

Ok, I go with phoggy! Now the serious stuff...Landrush to start in a few. The party on the Walnut is gettin ready to officially start. Everyone is hooked up and ready to go. Pecan Grove ..here we come.

Scott Morgan 3 years, 3 months ago

I am very shocked Porky Piggin is against the law.

boxers_or_briefs 3 years, 3 months ago

I wish there was a LJWorld law that prevented people from making every article comments section into a political argument.

jonas_opines 3 years, 3 months ago

Only a (1)___ (2) __ would say something like that!
(3)
__ response of a (1) _. Why don't you get back to your stupid (4) __ and maybe move to (5) __ where they're more like you, and stop trying to (6) ___, you (7)__! whargarble!!

Please pick one: 1: Socialist, Fascist, Slobbering, Brainwashed, Meaty, Deluded 2: Ideologue, Anarchist, Liberal, Terrorist, NeoCon, Potato 3: Only expected, Typical, Common, Moribund, Tasty 4: granola, Bible, Ivory Tower, sex slaves, deviant lifestyle, unibrow 5: China, Afghanistan, Iraq, The South, The North, The Coasts, Europe, Middle Earth 6: censor our speech, destroy the constitution, promote your agenda, destroy family values, speed up the Rapture, sell us to foreigners, eat a pickle 7: Nazi, Nazi, Nazi, Nazi, Velociraptor, Nazi, Nazi

Political adlibs. Where no matter the content, they all sound the same!

Newell_Post 3 years, 3 months ago

Seat belt laws.

If I'm driving in my own car, alone, and I don't wear a seat belt, it's a "victimless crime." Nobody is harmed or endangered except myself. Victimless crimes, such as seat belt laws, are unconstitutional under at least one state constitution. (New Hampshire) They should be unconstitutional under the Kansas state constitution.

Frightwig 3 years, 3 months ago

Disobeying the seatbelt law is not a victimless crime. Remember this? http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/jul...

Newell_Post 3 years, 3 months ago

Go back and read my post. The accident you reference involved a woman with two children in the car. I have no problem with child seat laws or seat belts for minors. My post clearly said if I am driving alone, it is a victimless crime. BTW, I always choose to wear my seat belt. The law requiring it for an adult driving alone creates the victimless crime.

Richard Heckler 3 years, 3 months ago

Repeal the Patriot Act and Bush Tax Cuts.

Repealing the Bush tax cuts would be a tax cut for the greater majority of middle class taxpayers because the wealthy would start paying their own way.

Repeal any type of law that supports off short stashing of cash.

Repealing the tax break that supports outsourcing american jobs which would create more tax revenue for the USA which could support IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer Insurance for ALL. This would be great use of tax dollars. Not only could a huge majority of americans breathe a sigh of relief USA business across the board might begin hiring USA workers again.

What the heck why not let our tax dollars pay for our medical insurance so we are covered 24/7 no matter what.

1029 3 years, 3 months ago

I'd like to be able to pee in public.

Ghostie 3 years, 3 months ago

I'm convinced that the ban on peeing in public was a law enacted by women who were jealous that they couldn't easily pee outside.

JustNoticed 3 years, 3 months ago

Well aren't they all insane? I mean it's a requirement for any American politician to profess faith in the supernatural. Kinda convenient really. Like that fool Romney saying he "goes down on his knees before Gawd" when he needs guidance. Crazy.

rockchalker52 3 years, 3 months ago

Repeal the TOS for the OTS. Let's get down & dirty! Y'all are wicked mean anyways.

tbaker 3 years, 3 months ago

16th and 17th ammendments to the US constitution.

somedude20 3 years, 3 months ago

I want to be able to fornicate in public. if dudes can go sans shirt than so should women...free the hush puppies!!!! I think we should be able to pee on tress too like dogs

rockchalker52 3 years, 3 months ago

ah, the crisp clean scent of social refinement is in the air. keepin' it classy :-o)

rockchalker52 3 years, 3 months ago

Just noticed, I don't remember the occasion, but I have evidence that my personhood was rescinded at the hospital shortly after birth.

jayhawklawrence 3 years, 3 months ago

Repeal the Energy Policy Act of 2005. It is a very bad bill which is full of corrupt back door dealings by porkaholics. It created a lot of huge problems in our economy that most people are not yet fully comprehending.

The guy who sponsored this bill is now a big shot in the Tea Party and, not surprising, a Texas right wing politician.

Sadly, a lot of Democrats went along with this bill, including Obama who probably thought it was a reasonable compromise at the time.

jayhawklawrence 3 years, 3 months ago

If you are concerned about the future of our US food supply and relying on a few gigantic International Agribusinesses to feed you then maybe you should read this report by the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

http://dodreports.com/pdf/ada487530.pdf

Get educated, get real and get politically involved. Get rid of incompetent politicians.

ralphralph 3 years, 3 months ago

I have to pick just ONE? Can't choose. Better tactic ... defund Government, forcing us all to start thinking about what we really need Government to be doing, and what we ought to be doing for ourselves, and letting those programs that don't make the cut wither and die. (psst! That's what is starting to happen)

beeshlii 3 years, 3 months ago

Native American Indian Treaties with US Gov't. our land ALL got stolen.

ralphralph 3 years, 3 months ago

I know ... we need to take it back from those red devils.

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