I got almost banned for my tongue-in-cheek comment.
no one would ban you for your opinion. you might want to remember that tongue and cheek does not alway translate in writing and since you choose to continue using words like "teabagger", your choice of words is still unacceptable to me.
because some teabaggers hate your president and decided to block his every move.
if you are going to write about American politics, you should pay more attention. for the first 2 years of this presidency, he had the majority in both houses of congress. the republicans did not have enough votes even to slow down his agenda. what he did in those first 2 years is all his and his liberal congress.
How dare you say I'm evil when you have republicans cheering executions ? How hypocrite of you.
i think the word you wanted was hypocritical. who said you were evil? what makes you think it was republicans cheering that execution, or the one that took place the same night in TX? what do you have against executions of criminals for capitol crimes? what business is it of yours anyway?
Offer them courses, make them go to interviews/job offers and cut their checks after 4-5 years
do you think we have not done this? there are a few who will take advantage of these programs, but they are not the drug users and the lazy. why work when the gov't will hand you a check with no strings attached? the whole idea of the welfare state was to try and treat the symptoms. support single women with children, give people a chance to get educated, give them a "hand up". it has not worked. time for a new plan. and....if those poor people are not doing drugs, what do they have to worry about? if they are, giving them money is only adding to the problem. we are helping them by not paying them to sit around and do drugs.
You have billionaires in your own country publicly stating that they pay less taxes then the average American.
yes, this was said. however, when the reality of his tax situation was examined this was found not to be true. at least not in the way he stated it. + his company owes billions in back taxes so if he's so worried about what others pay, he might start by paying his own.
you do have a legitimate point about our economic problems effecting others. because the entire world is tied together in trade and commerce, what happens to one, does impact another. you may blame the liberal policies that forced banks to loan to those who should not have qualified, for the mortgage mess. you may blame the liberal policies of other countries for the problems they are facing. if Europe goes in the dumper, do you not think it will cause trouble for you and us?
On a side note, birth control such as prayers and absenteeism, however popular they may be, DO NOT WORK. This is another factor that adds people on welfare.
birth control is available and very often free. if not free, it is certainly covered under the Medicaid program, which covers welfare and low income people. there is no excuse for not using it....but i guess if you are getting more money for having more babies, that would be a disincentive to using birth control.
I'm perfectly aware what teabagging means
then i will ask you not to use it again. i believe the use of it is a violation of forum rules, but i'll let the mods figure that out.
i don't mind discussing our policies with those from other places. it is educational for me and i hope, for them. a good discussion requires that we be civil even when we disagree. it also requires that both parties have some idea what they are talking about. you are badly misinformed about much of what goes on here. if it's willful, there is no reason to carry on talking. if it's not, then some study of different points of view would further the conversation.