It’s Not Just Free Cell Phones… The Government Is Handing Out Free Air Conditioners Too

Just when you thought you’d heard it all the government starts handing out free air conditioners to the poor.

Rhoda Lee of Lorain, a board member of the Lorain County Community Action Agency, turns on an air conditioner Wednesday that was purchased recently by the agency through a voucher program. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

Free food – Free housing – Free energy assistance – Free cellphones – Free cash – Free AC’s

Your tax dollars at work…
It’s not just free cellphones.
The government is handing out free air conditioners to the disadvantaged households in Ohio.
The Chronicle reported:

Thanks to a mild winter, vouchers for up to 700 free air conditioners may be available to low- and moderate-income families through the Lorain County Community Action Agency, according to interim President and CEO Jackie Boehnlein.

“It is exciting,” said Boehnlein about HEAP — the Home Energy Assistance Program’s Summer Crisis Program — which is funded by federal taxpayer dollars.

The agency already has distributed vouchers worth $250 to 325 families, she said.

It has 25 vouchers remaining and has applied for permission to distribute 350 more vouchers, she said.

The winter was so mild that leftover money from the heating assistance program was allocated to the cooling program, she said.

The vouchers are good for a $159 LG brand air conditioner from Home Depot and assistance paying electrical bills, Boehnlein said.

For the first time, those with disconnection notices are eligible, she said.

This year, LCCAA received $671,000 in funding for assistance with electric utility bills and air conditioners, she said.

That compares with $155,000 for 2011 summer season when the agency distributed 200 of the vouchers, she said.

Applicants are eligible if their household incomes are at or below 200 percent of the 2012-13 federal poverty guidelines and if they are seniors, have a disconnection notice or a documented medical condition such as asthma or lung disease.

A family of four making up to $46,100 qualifies for the program.

Of course, Media Matters believes AC’s, phones, food… everything should be free and you should have pay for it.
But please don’t call them socialists.

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  • snap boy

    Good name for the program – HEAP, as in pile of dung. Who pays the electricbill?

  • this redistribution of earnings from those who earn them to those who don’t is socialism, pure & simple.

  • CV1

    We have the fattest poor people in the world!

  • RoadKill

    @ #1 July 13, 2012 at 6:19 am
    snap boy commented:

    Who pays the electricbill?
    ———————————

    ROFL

    That has to be the funniest question I’ve seen so far today! They’re looking for volunteers to pay for other peoples electric bill – any takers? LOL

  • Robert

    A TV in every house …

  • Militant conservative

    All I see is a fat POS.

    I refrained from saying

    Portch ……..

  • old glazier

    Why does anybody go to work anymore? Wait long enough and the government will supply everything you need. I guess when our creditors come to collect it will become real.

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  • Robodog7

    Hey, if they are going to sit on their fat butts all day, living off the labors of others then they might as well be comfortable. We wouldn’t want them to break a sweat do we?

    The progressive left is always looking for new ways to buy votes with our tax dollars.

  • jesus this pisses me off.
    I am disabled vet who got further hurt at work and have been “retired” (pretty much fully laid up) since 2007.
    wife works 2 jobs.
    we have, so far, avoided all SS/SSI, food stamps, all that crap.
    and to see this just makes me want to scream.
    not sure how much longer we can avoid taking help but dammit we are trying.

  • Bitter Clinger

    Why? What did these parasites do before there was air conditioning? These people have no pride. It’s the makers vs. the takes in ObamaLand.

  • RoadKill

    @ #6 July 13, 2012 at 6:38 am
    Militant conservative commented:

    I refrained from saying

    Portch ……..
    ——————————-
    Yes, please and thankyou!

    Especially since I’ve known hundreds more white “Portch….” than I have black. Just go to Kentucky or Tennessee to get a big eyeful of fat white slugs sitting on their porches.

  • Bitter Clinger

    @roadkill: At least they are sitting on their porches and not waiting for The Man to bring them the comforts of life provided by the productive class. Never, has a parasite turned to me in the check out line of a grocery store and thanked me for paying for her groceries. Pigs will fly before that happens……Oh wait! Pig DO fly in Eric Holder’s America…….Horses will check into hotels before that happens……Oh wait! Horses DO check into hotels in Eric Holder’s America……Obama will be in jail before that happens…..There! Fixed it!

  • onbe

    That is pretty cool! free air conditioners for everyone! –LOL!

  • Sasja

    I know you all were not referring to the woman in the picture above. She is a board member of the agency supplying the ac’s and this was probably a photo-op. Also note she is in a wheelchair.

    dmacleo. Get the help you need. I understand your reluctance, but these are not normal economic times. We have Mr. Scratch’s emissary in the WH and until we can send him packing and get this republic back on the right course, things will not improve.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Who wants to bet that woman has a Tahoe or an Escalade parked out front, and that just out of the frame is a 60″ HDTV with a $100/mo. cable package?

    Guaranteed.

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  • Cee

    The income required to sponsor (and support) an immigrating family member is only 125% of the poverty level while one can have a greater income for a free AC.

    The logic of this escapes me.

  • Cactus

    @ #4 July 13, 2012 at 6:33 am
    RoadKill commented:

    At least one electric company I’ve used in the past had an option on the bill where I could donate money to pay for other people’s electricity.

  • onbe

    Free cable/internets for everyone! So one has something to do while sitting in front of your free air conditioner!

  • Sasja

    I have no problem helping those who need it, especially the elderly. Of course with Bammycare, their numbers will probably plummet due to the death panels. However, those who can and should be taking care of themselves, and their own, never.

  • workingclass artist

    “A family of four making up to $46,100 qualifies for the program…”

    This is poor?

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  • bigL

    the local radio host had people call in to tell them and us about the Obama 99 week unemployment.
    He said his was running out. what will you do? so he says, well it has been $491 a week and I have been playing Bridge with friends at the shore, been great. I’ll have to get a job, I guess. So they said,
    Let us know. And he did! He calls back and said he got a Marketing job with 4 days to spare.
    Also I sure hate that fat goof on tv in the night telling me how the motorized wheelchairs are free.!
    Medicare will pay. Not ‘free’— we pay.
    Also the electricity is paid fr by the Utilities that have a discount plan. Look at the flyers in yr bill The slug pays about 20%, ultimately we pay as it is one charge of many on every bill.

  • Mulligan22

    Wasn’t our current White House occupant the one who said we couldn’t just set our AC to 72 degrees? So much for saving the planet.

  • Robert

    And of course, this goes with the new announcement that welfare work requirements are being waived and/or re-defined. This is another example of a law, in this case the welfare reform law passed during the Clinton administration, being re-written by bureaucratic fiat.

    Recently we have had immigration re-written by the administration refusing to implement policy, and health care re-written by the Supreme Court.

    Congress should sharply reduce funding to the other two branches of the government, which are infringing on its Constitutionally-mandated function.

  • succotash1

    With all of the “FREE” stuff , who needs a job?

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    And don’t forget to add the 6 Billion dollars that Obama gave one of his friends in Chicago to pay down all those mortgages held by poor black people that were underwater. Its a minority program so whites need not apply.

  • Amjean

    One of our friends works as a teacher in primarily a hispanic/black neighborhood.
    ALL the children are on the free lunch program. Most of the parents drive luxury
    SUV’s.

    Noone begrudges giving a helping hand, in fact, the US is the most charitable nation
    on earth. In the extreme heat of summer, the truly disadvantaged should have air
    conditioning.

    However, when the government gets involved the greedy get in line and noone kicks
    them out for being ineligible.

  • Restless

    Here’s a great analogy that has been making its way around cyberspace:

    We have record numbers of people on food stamps. We have 85,000 people signing up for disability in June 2012. People can stay on unemployment for nearly two years.

    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of
    the Interior, asks us : “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.”
    Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent
    on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.

  • RoadKill

    @ #13 July 13, 2012 at 7:03 am
    Bitter Clinger commented:

    At least they are sitting on their porches and not waiting for The Man to bring them the comforts of life provided by the productive class.
    ————-
    I don’t know what alternative reality you live in, but as white male over 60 years of age from the region I spoke of, I can testify that for every lazy black slob there are FIVE (or more) lazy white slugs.

    Being a deadbeat leech isn’t a factor of skin color, but rather of society feeding human nature. Try riding the transit of Louisville KY in the summer. Obese welfare Momma’s come in ALL colors. Shut off the free food and cheap drugs, and lock up the criminals – or better yet, execute a few, and people would be doing all sorts of trash jobs to hold body/soul together.

    If free means FREE, then people are going to come running to get their share. That is the principle reason Obamacare won’t work – and a big reason all our social programs are going tits-up right now. The Mexicans cross the border to get some of that free healthcare at the Emergency Room – then run out on their bills.

  • Hodor

    It is very hot in the midwest right now. For people who really need the help (elderly, disabled), I can understand the government trying to help. However, I’m absolutely certain there are good quality FANS out there that cost a lot less than $159, and run on less electricity to boot.

  • democraps suck

    Obviously the fat cow needs to get some exercise..oh wait the government doesn’t pay for her to walk around and exercise….what a waste of tax payer money…

  • Interesting that this is available in the swing state of Ohio and isn’t a national program. Oh the power of the imcumbancy!

  • guy

    Just another way obummer is redistributing wealth. The a/c units they purchase is just turned into money when the lowlifes sell them on the street.

  • Blue Hen

    “The winter was so mild that leftover money from the heating assistance program was allocated to the cooling program”

    This is the main problem. Were they afraid that the money would go stale? Or do they think that “global cooling/warming/change/whatever” will mean that the area will never require heating assistance again? They got th money for one purpose, couldn’t figure out how to burn through it, and now thet’re re-directing it. THIS is why the Tea party came into being. Whatever they get, they WILL spend. It’s their nature.

  • Jerry C

    One of the great blessings of having children is to help take care of their parents when they get old. But in today’s world, abort the children or leave the responsibility of rearing those children that live to the government.

    Side note: the Anti-Christ does the same thing that LUITPOS does. He takes from those that work, rewards those that follow him and punishes his enemies. Of course, it’ll come to a time that punishing involves accepting his Mark (Mark, Name or # of his name 666) or the cutting off of your head. My, how quickly things can change.

  • snap boy

    Can you say OUTSOURCED?!?! LG is headquartered in – SOUTH KOREA.

    BTW, Wiki says this : “In 2006, LG overstated energy efficiency on five of its air conditioner models and was again required to offer consumers rebates to cover the extra energy costs.[26]”

  • Jeannie

    Even FOX never followed up on an interview back in 2008 when they had a young VEnezuelan man on who spoke of Obama as someone so wretchedly corrupt, who intended to completely overthrow the system and who made Clinton look like a choir boy. Sadly I didn’t tape that, but I’ve watched everything prophesied come true. He spoke of being in attendance when ‘best friends’ Chavez and Obama would get together. Read comments from Venezuelans about their country, which re-elected Chavez despite staggeringly open comments of rage and frustration. The poor outnumber the rich there and the middle class is nearly vanished, while the rich who are not cronies are getting poorer. The election results were a no brainer because the “people” fat on the work of others love Chavez and have no desire to lose him.

    People HAVE to find a way to make the government so backed into a corner that they have to finally start firing people and going too broke for free handouts. Better yet, every person has to hold their rep accountable and make the fog clear from their brains and realize that even if THEY stay fat and happy they will no longer be able to walk among the people and their families will likely be miserable when they go out in public.

    Right now the beltway is doing all this and there is NOBODY holding them accountable for what IS treason, which contains the definition of deliberately ignoring one’s duty to keep the country safe. WE are in jeopardy of invasion. We are putting our soldiers in harms way and we are being murdered and raped and kidnapped by illegals, by gangs, by the angry poor and by the idle rich. NO socio-economic group is faring any better than miserably and those who are employed are being worked and taxed to death, all while now dealing with more and more anger and envy, ironically, from those out of work who are willing to take free handouts.

    I know that many are being brave and holding out, but it’s pretty hard when your child or spouse is sick and starving to be a traditional American when “Ol Scratch’s” henchman is throwing temptation your way.

    And you’re not even allowed to state the obvious: Our backbone religion that informed the signers of the constitution has been surgically extracted and another one has been put in place and THIS religion encourages all the vices of greed, envy, gluttony, lying, perversion, dishonoring parents, harming children and holding oneself as a god, totally unaccountable to anyone. Atheism,no matter how mild mannered, eventually spirals to this and we already know that PC is just a tool of socialism.

    WE have stupid elites that are no better than the miserably blind French elites who ruled and for their arrogance incited mobs to guillotine them and any unlucky enough to be classed with them by mob hysteria.

    God, please bless America and help us to get through to a dumbed down and ignorant three generations just exactly what history they missed because their national education has been infusing them with enough commie/pinko anti-American crap to make Che Gevara proud and make McCarthy gnash his teeth from the grave.

    Where is a McCArthy or a REagan or a POpe John Paul II? These are the times that try mens souls, but there IS an answer and we HAVE been answering it. It is just time for the people to take a look at their numbers and realize that for the moment we ARE more powerful…but that is rapidly going up in smoke.

    There is no time like the present and we are doing the same thing that our government did for all those years leading up to 9/11…we are letting ‘diplomacy’ be our watchword. Neighborhood watches have been popping up and getting results done. This has to be done on a grander scale and the tendency to divide, instinctive with the victim mentality and entitlement policy of PC, needs to be fought off and the best example is STILL genuine Christian charity, which people have NEVER seen wane when any disasters come up.

    People DO realize that JUdeo Christian values create strength and dependability, even when they are going on and on about how religion only makes wars. REligion is also what made us the only country in the world to go int a country that we’d defeated (after endangering our country) and help them restore a balance of order for the innocent who were suffering from defeat.

    Most of the anti-religion ‘speak’ by normal people is just that, they are entrenched in the speech, but when they see genuine acts of heroism and charity and integrity they cheer like anyone else. WE have to forget this lie that separation of church and state means ANTHING, except that government cannot impose any religion. Well they have. They are strangling any religion but environmentalism and socialist PC and you do NOT have a choice, you have to join and you have to practice and you ARE punished when you do not.

    Stand up and be counted and stand up so that the ignorant can see the difference of what an empowered group just steadily and consistently doing their best to be Americans, focused, passionate about freedom and the right to make a better life for oneself, earned through sweat and sacrifice.

    And gratitude.

  • Sasja

    #33. If you are referring to the woman pictured, she is in a wheelchair, you idiot.

    Who are you? Stand-up-Chuck Biden?

  • theBuckWheat

    “…$159 LG brand air conditioner…”

    Taxing and inflating American wealth away to create jobs in South Korea to buy votes by fostering support with the Dependent Demographic. What could go wrong?

  • Jeannie

    Jerry C, anyone who had not been ignorant of this same battle going on over and over would recognize what you say, that The Enemy is always alert to turning things to his advantage. People laugh at the idea of Satan, even when the world has shifted so radically since we made it nearly impossible to acknowledge good and evil.

    That is all he needs and there is little satisfaction in knowing that it’s not believers who are to be laughed at, but those in ignorance who are to be pitied…and educated about just how much religion of the anti-Christ they are swallowing by gulps.

    And how many of us ten to fifteen years ago scoffing at such thoughts are surprised at our eyes and ears being opened. We still feel normal and I think the best gauge is to see who understands the founding fathers and what it took to establish freedom in this country.

    Those who count it not at all are the folks laughing at Judeo Christian values and living at the cost of future generations and never growing up past ‘valley girl’ self-absorption and slavery to hormone rule. They are the takers and just as they were in ancient GReece, Ancient Rome and (insert any despots of the 20th century who grew fat and inhuman while others were tortured, starved, lost their human rights and died), they have sent us into an abyss and when we’ve reached it will hang on for dear life making sure that they are the last to go, sacrificing all of us because the motto of ‘do unto others as you would have done unto you’ was long ago dismissed as just some fanatical religious mumbo jumbo. Heroism is just an opportunity for exploitation to them, nothing to imitate.

  • Valerie

    The air conditioners didn’t work in Northern Virginia when the power went out.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/newt-gingrich-preparing-for-the-next-outage/2012/07/12/gJQAI1QQgW_story.html?wprss=rss_opinions

    Newt has a point. Planning ahead works very well for us.

  • Valerie

    So in Ohio, the government had a little money left over, and they worked hard to spend every last penny of it.

    Now you know why our state governments are going broke.

  • Robert

    They need “free” air conditioners so they can talk on their “free” cell phones to their friends while watching Dancing With the Stars on their “free” cable TVs, all powered by “free” electricity.

    By the way, maybe if the Democrat administration would quit piling so much regulation onto the economy, and the federal government could butt OUT of 95% of what it meddles in, we could create more jobs and some of these people could go to work.

  • Path

    What happens if next winter is colder than expected – now they’ve already spent that money.

  • gerr

    On Colorado station channel 4 they ran a story on free refrigerator giveaways paid for by stimulus $ last night. It’s not up on their website (yet?).

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  • Sasja

    Our state just added another $300 mil to the rainy day fund and with a 4.8% unemployment rate we are doing okay. Businesses have put signs in their windows seeking people for work. So if you are able and are not working, you are a slug and shouldn’t receive any aid whatsoever.

    Our city had it’s credit rating upped to AAA and we have a surplus. That these figures do represent the state and my city have collected more in taxes and fees than they needed to spend, I am glad for these surpluses. Now if something should happen, Heaven forbid, where we need this money, it will be there.

  • bigL

    One program in my state was to have state govt pay people to stay homeand take care of relatives.Of course all theise people were unionizxed into SEIU-SErvce Employees intern’l Union. and then union dues and politcal action dues were deducted and then became campaign donations. Long sentence.
    But it turns out there are only 2 inspectors for the whole state. so the loved ones would dieand tehn if it ever came to inspection time the family would get an old neighbor to play the role.

  • Bloy

    Do I detect a lack of compassion coming from the majority of comments here? You’d think that many here enjoy watching those infirm suffer.

    Not only is there an absence of sympathy, but it appears many are acting as if the infirm should just go away. Typical “not in MY neighborhood” mentality.

    Maybe if Romney came out and said “put it on my tab”…..

  • Lindsay

    If there is a Hell, most assuredly many of you are going there in due time. I’m on disability. I’ve worked all of my life, and lost my home due to an unscrupulous mortgage company. BTW, if Baby Bush hadn’t deregulated Everything, including the financial industry, I wouldn’t have lost my home. I was homeless for two years after I lost my home, because there wasn’t any public housing available. Finally I’m housed, thank heavens. If you haven’t lived the experience of losing everything. or not having food in your belly, shut the Hell up. You idiots don’t realize that people DIE from extreme heat, and a fan doesn’t make it any better, it circulates hot air. To those that are Climate change deniers? Good luck with that. It amazes me that you’re still denying it, when the U.S. and other countries are experiencing record temperatures. I wonder what it Will take before you people will get it. Probably never, because you’ll say it’s the devils doing, or some other ridiculous excuse. We warned you, and now it’s too late to turn things around. Another thing: The Red States have the most out of wedlock pregnancies, have the most people on welfare etc. etc. etc. Look it up. Do some damn research besides listening to FOX (Faux) NEWS. Also, there is a difference between having some social programs and being a socialist. Your Ronald Reagan believed and started some social programs, and so did other Republicans. Regan wouldn’t even be nominated to be President in the wack-a-doo Republican Party of today. He wouldn’t recognize the Republican Party of today, and he most assuredly wouldn’t want any part of it. The sane Republicans are jumping ship. That is why you have Romney as your nominee. Most Republicans aren’t exactly excited about him as a candidate, but at this point you’re stuck with him. You’ve done it to yourselves. What are Republicans promoting today? Education isn’t important. Government knows what’s best for women (and this isn’t BIG Govt’)? Do you know why they don’t want you educated? Because unintelligent, uniformed citizens are easier to bamboozle, to lead on a leash. FOX news is laughed at by intelligent, informed people. Many billionaires/corporations like it only because it’s promoting an agenda that will make you more like sheep, so they can make more money. Corporations are people. Really? Corporations are out to make money. The almighty dollar is their GOD. Wake up people! What is happening isn’t socialism, it’s called plutocracy. Look it up. GOOGLE it. Expand your minds.

  • Observer

    A drivearound ( if one can get in through the security gates) of many California public housing projects will test your educational skills counting the Cadillac escalades,lincoln suvs. hummers, & other luxury vehicles.
    A two years long until recently unemployed professional acquaintance has The nation’s “poverty stricken” free hand out trash get vouchers for new refrigerators, microwaves, kitchen stoves, heating bills in winter & air conditioning in summer, clothes purchases for each “family” member for each of the four season, cars & you name it.
    A professional acquaintance who was unemployed for nearlya year has recently taken a step down job to support his family and become a clerk at a large local appliance store and is literally in shock at the fact that most of the stores sales are to “voucher” holders buying strictly top of the line appliances on the taxpayer.

  • feduptoo

    Back in the late 60’s early 70’s, I worked for a dentist.

    One day I got a call from Community Action, they asked me if I knew any kids that needed dental work, saying they didn’t have to be poor, they just needed to spend their allotment in order to get the same or more money the next year!!!

    I was just a kid out of HS then, but knew enough to tell them in very strong words, “No I don’t!’
    I considered this cheating!

    This dentist mostly took welfare patients, that got free dental, (although he usually just pulled their teeth at $5 a pop), I saw teens come in with better clothes than I had, (my take home pay was $33.62 a week)…..some wore wigs….and they got to go to trade schools for free!

    I was still living at home, and paid rent to my mom and dad, (my choice)….I was paying for my own car payments, and attending college at night, but could only afford one class at a time.

    I am sick of the gaming the system, too many years have passed and now it’s worse, because now we have non-citizens also taking from us!

    The OWS crowd like to blame rich people for all their ills, but we have far too many people cheating and lying, to get what they want free…all the way from the bottom to the top in DC!

    Nothing will change this, how do you change people to be honest and honorable again?

  • Bloy

    This is similar to Hannity’s “let them eat beans” quip. It appears many here hate their jobs and can’t stand to see one penny of their hard earned money go to help the disadvantaged.
    Disadvantaged I say? You mean those that have not the mental wherewithal to left themselves up? Or just those who physically can’t do it anymore?

    You people here are so worried about ANY of your money going to those who you only “suspect” of gaming the system. Point out one example of abuse of taxpayer money and suddenly everyone is undeserving of assistance.
    What a buch of selfish people exist here.!!!

  • Greg

    It is just free money……and that is just great until the truly needy are crowed out. Any time there is free stuff the stronger will kick the weak aside and grab…

  • Bloy

    Excellent post Lindsay!!!!

  • feduptoo

    Bloy……………..you miss the point!!! Able people that can work and won’t take from those that actually need help!

    “Let them eat beans”? Obama told us to eat our peas, but he doesn’t!

    Obama even said our grandmas should take pain pills rather than an expensive treatment!

    I give to the charities of MY CHOICE, have you?

  • feduptoo

    Dear Lindsay

    Bush did not deregulate the housing market…..it was Clinton! You cannot go through life blaming Bush for everything!

  • Lindsay

    BTW, I’m on disability and have had to go to food banks for the past two years. Most of the poor on disability or on food stamps Aren’t scam artists. I know this because I spend time with them. I also spent time with them when I was homeless for two years. Many of them are disabled vets, who’d needed help desperately, or elderly that lost their homes due to high medical bills.

    Also, you people want your Presidents to only be millionaires, billionaires or bought off by corporations, so they can climb the ladder to presidency? Until you get it out of your heads that corporations are people, we will be run by corporations. Pretty soon, it won’t matter what party we’re voting for, because politicians have mostly sold their souls to the highest bidder(s). We need campaign finance reform. GOOGLE IT.

  • Left Coast Conservative

    This program takes away an opportunity for individuals in the community to step up to the plate. We live 3000 miles away from a lady who was elderly, living in a humid hot climate with no AC. We heard about her through the grapevine, purchased an AC and sent money to pay for the electrical bill.
    As Christians animated by love for others, we must step up to the plate. The government is not supposed to be the group that takes care of others. We are.

  • feduptoo

    And now Obama tells our Vets to “pay up”, for their health care!

    Some posters here, better start reading foreign news sites…you will see news stories that are never printed in our major papers!

  • Blue Hen

    #60

    “Also, you people want your Presidents to only be millionaires”

    Can you prove this, or does saying this merely make you feel good? in that case this isn’t an argument; it’s a tantrum.

    “We need campaign finance reform”

    P.S. The dear leader is in the 1%. The dear leader spurned public financing in 2008. He also turned off AVS. You want reform? Google obama.

  • Lindsay

    feduptoo: Bush deregulated the financial industry. That is why we’ve had the mortgage crisis, creating so many homeless. Also, many of the homeless are there due to medical bills they couldn’t pay. We need free or low priced medical for all, because it costs us more in the long run for people to go to emergency rooms for free medical care. Preventive care costs us less in the long run than people that haven’t been medically taken care of over time, because when they’re REALLY sick the bills skyrocket. It also costs us more to deal with homeless, than to house them. Look this stuff up.

  • Bloy

    Left coast conservative said:
    This program takes away an opportunity for individuals in the community to step up to the plate.
    ======

    No it doesn’t! It compliments it. So you give one example of how you helped out a needy person. There are thousands if not millions who are slipping through the cracks. And not only that, but you could have taken a portion of YOUR money, combined it with the government program and distributed the total cost across America. Everyone then supports those that need it.

  • Robert

    “We need free or low priced medical for all,”

    And who will provide the service for free or work at a low price?

    Honestly, where do you think money comes from, floats down from Obama on high [not choomin’ mind you, just up there …]?

  • Bloy

    feduptoo said:
    And now Obama tells our Vets to “pay up”, for their health care!

    Would you provide a link to information on this so it can be put in context?….If he even said that? I’m thinking you may have got that from Fox or its supporting blogs.

  • Lindsay

    Blue Hen commented:

    #60

    “Also, you people want your Presidents to only be millionaires”

    Can you prove this, or does saying this merely make you feel good? in that case this isn’t an argument; it’s a tantrum.
    ————————————–

    Actually, it’s called a debate. Yes, I can prove that the Corporations Are People nonsense was promoted by corporations, because just about all of the politicians are somewhat bought off Now. All you have to do is the research. Problem is that it’s more difficult to do the research because with C.A.P. there isn’t any accountability. Corporations don’t have to say how much they’ve given to a candidate. This isn’t right.

    “We need campaign finance reform”

    P.S. The dear leader is in the 1%. The dear leader spurned public financing in 2008. He also turned off AVS. You want reform? Google obama.
    —————————
    I’m not saying Obama is perfect, but Republicans have said (even recently) that they were and are doing all they can to make Obama look bad.. and they’ve said that is why they vote down any Democratic legislation that could help this country, or put Obama in a good light. This means that making Obama look bad is more important to Republicans than helping U.S. Citizens. HOW SICK IS THAT?

    BTW, I read and watch liberal and conservative news from all over the World. Most Republicans that I’ve spoken to online or in person, pretty much only watch FOX News or listen to Limbaugh. *knocking my head against the wall at the absurdity of it all

  • Bloy

    Lindsay, I’ve posted your extensive comment over at MediaMatters as they have this article featured today.

  • Robert

    How are we supposed to pay for all your socialist dreams?

    After all, it ain’t working out so far.

  • Lindsay

    BLOY: Thanks so much! Perhaps, I should have given my real name. 😉

  • gerr

    Obama is a millionaire.

  • feduptoo

    Dear Bloy………….here it is: http://freebeacon.com/obama-to-soldiers-pay-up/

    Dear Lindsay: It was ACORN and their buds, who went to banks and had a sit in, demanding housing loans be made to people that absolutely could not afford them! Many Dems supported this: clinton, Barney Frank, Dodd, etc.

    And I can tell you illegal aliens also bought houses to flip, when they couldn’t sell them…they walked away and back to Mexico where they wouldn’t be found to pay loans!

    Explain to me if one doesn’t have enough money to purchase anything, why would they even consider buying it?

    I know people that didn’t pay their mortgages, because of hard times..and I know people that didn’t pay their mortgages because they would rather spend their money on the newest cell phone, vacations, tattoos, extravagant parties…..

    People have got to return to honesty and responsibility again, but I fear this will never happen!

  • Lindsay

    Robert commented:

    How are we supposed to pay for all your socialist dreams?

    After all, it ain’t working out so far.
    —————————————–
    Social programs are programs such as Social Security, and I have a feeling that all of you are going to partake in your well deserved S.S. Wouldn’t that make some of you hypocrites? In the partaking of your social security, does make you a socialist? Use your brains. You toss around words like socialist without knowing what the word means. Thank you FOX news.

  • gerr

    Lindsay said:
    “and I have a feeling that all of you are going to partake in your well deserved S.S. ”

    Not us young people. We’ll just be paying for all your goodies.

  • Robert

    #74 Lindsay

    You didn’t answer the question. Liberals never do.

  • Lindsay

    Robert: I’d forgotten to add that we’d have plenty of money, if not for our bloated military budget, subsidies to corporate agriculture and oil companies etc.

  • Lindsay

    Robert commented:

    #74 Lindsay

    You didn’t answer the question. Liberals never do.
    ——————–
    Typical, I’d already answered it. Stop projecting, it’s unattractive.

  • feduptoo

    S.S. was a forced tax upon the people, as well as Medicare.

    S.S. was moved from a trust fund, to a general fund by LBJ, who in turn, spent it.

    Now S.S. has seen $2.6 Trillion stolen by our politicians, and never paid back.

    I have no idea how much they took from S.S., but in Obama care it’s $500 Billion to help with his Obama care…….but he did say, “Maybe grandma should take a pain pill, rather than an expensive treatment”, so guess our parents and grandparents don’t need that $500 Billion.

  • feduptoo

    I meant say..I have no iidea how much they took from Medicare…

  • Lindsay

    gerr commented:

    Lindsay said:
    “and I have a feeling that all of you are going to partake in your well deserved S.S. ”

    Not us young people. We’ll just be paying for all your goodies.
    ——————
    Goodies? You mean goodies that we’d paid for by working all of our lives? The money that came out of our paychecks for social security? Damn FOX news. If you’d paid into something all of your life (like life insurance), you’d expect to get what’s coming to you. We’ll see how you feel when You’re the older generation.

  • BT

    This site, this post, these comments, truly make me weep for humanity. It’s tough to read some of this stuff without my stomach turning. I’m all for rugged individualism, but did it have to come at the price of your souls?

  • Bloy

    feduptoo:
    Here is my response to your “Obama: pay up” misinformation:

    Debunked: “Obama to Soldiers: Pay Up”
    http://jasonapril.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/debunked-obama-to-soldiers-pay-up/

    Read the article..this is just a portion:

    “The Washington Free Beacon is here to enter the arena of combat journalism. Our talented staff will add to the chorus of enterprising conservative reporters, publishing original stories, seeking out scoops, and focusing on the myriad connections between money and power in the progressive movement and Obama’s Washington. Our research and war room divisions will supplement that reporting with context, additional materials, and breaking video. At the Beacon, you will find the other half of the story, the half that the elite media have taken such pains to ignore: the inside deals, cronyism cloaked in the public interest, and far-out nostrums of contemporary progressivism and the Democratic Party. At the Beacon, all friends of freedom will find an alternative to the hackneyed spin, routine misstatements, paranoid hyperbole, and insipid folderol of Democratic officials and the liberal gasbags on MSNBC and talk radio. At the Beacon, we follow only one commandment: Do unto them.”

  • feduptoo

    Well then Bloy,…………we have two sides….it’s up to us to find out the real story….keep researching, I do!

  • Robert

    “Typical, I’d already answered it. Stop projecting, it’s unattractive.”

    Oh, do tell. You alluded to a source of funds in your #78 comment after mine. I did not see where you actually proposed how you would pay for your desired socialist paradise.

    The liberal method of spending first and figure out how to pay for it later has us with skyrocketing debt. Don’t get me wrong, Republicans do it too, and we here do not like it then either. It’s just that Democrats don’t even pay the slightest attention to the rising mountain of debt, as illustrated by your own non-answer.

  • gerr

    Lindsay said:
    “Goodies? You mean goodies that we’d paid for by working all of our lives? The money that came out of our paychecks for social security? Damn FOX news. If you’d paid into something all of your life (like life insurance), you’d expect to get what’s coming to you. We’ll see how you feel when You’re the older generation.”

    There will be no SSI when I am older. People have SSI withheld from their checks, but it is for current recipients, and is already spent beforehand. If you had the money put into something like a 401k type of plan, then it could be applied for yourself.
    Also younger people will be paying for Obamacare, since we are the healthy ones who opt out of insurance plans, but will now be forced to cover everyone else.
    Other people who have already lived their lives and garnered their own assets.

  • Bloy

    feduptoo:
    and here’s a clue to how you took the article out of context.

    “the article fails to clarify which members of the military will be affected: largely working age retirees who can bear the additional costs, NOT active duty service members.

  • str8up

    ‘Civilization is social order promoting cultural creation. … relative smallness of the families that might bequeath most fully the cultural inheritance of the race; a pathological concentration of wealth, leading to class wars, disruptive revolutions, and financial exhaustion: these are some of the ways in which a civilization may die.”
    Will Durant – The Story of Civilization

    The comments on this blog post are to say the least…sad, very sad. There but for the grace of God go you or I.

  • Bloy

    And more in debunking article for feduptoo:

    “Even the right-leaning Conor Friedersdorf wrote a scathing review of the Free Beacon’s deceptive journalism, in case Contenetti’s antagonistic and conceited mission statement wasn’t alarming enough.”

  • feduptoo

    Obama’s Broken Promise to Wounded Warriors

    By Robert M. Goldberg on 3.27.12 @ 6:07AM
    http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/27/obamas-broken-promise-to-wound

  • feduptoo

    Hikes in cost of veterans’ health care draw fire

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74846.html#ixzz20WW4pCiK

  • feduptoo
  • The 47% of Americans who actually pay income tax have become slaves to the 53% that don’t. Worse yet, the sad fact of the matter is, we ourselves aren’t entitled to enjoy the very benefits we pay for, on the basis of income discrimination. The parasites described in the above article are our new masters.

  • Buffalobob

    One benefit of the free air conditioner give away will be the boom in pawn shop profits when these people sell them for $25.00.

  • Linda

    http://wsau.com/news/articles/2012/jul/06/heat-blamed-for-elderly-womans-death/

    When the elderly need one, I don’t see any reason why they can’t get an air conditioner free. The problem always comes into play with those who abuse the system for profit. Hey, our politicians set such good examples for people to follow. NOT!!

  • dunce

    One half of the people are taxpaying producers in this country and the other half lives off those taxes so in effect every time a worker buys any thing, it is a double sale, one for the working tax payer and one for the freeloader. If you buy food some one is getting the same in food stamps, the same with cell phones and now air conditioners, etc. etc. As for the woman in the wheel chair the country is full of people too obese by choice to walk normally.

  • kato

    It’s a great time to be a parasite.

    No wonder 95 percent of blacks will be trying to re-elect — by any mean necessary — their subprime sugar daddy.

  • BT

    Stop with “Half of us are carrying the country” nonsense. Half of the country pays INCOME tax, the other half does not, that much is true. However, income tax makes up much less than half of the Federal Budget. Moreover, when you take into account ALL taxes paid (state, local, sales, etc), in a normal year, the bottom 40 percent of the country typically pay between 15-20 percent of their (rather insubstantial) income to taxes, so they are not getting a free ride.

    Get over yourselves.

  • Observer

    # 96,

    The taxpayer has been buying aircocnditioners for the parsite class for years> Ovomit has just expanded the number of leeches & barnacles.

  • Bloy

    dunce commented:
    One half of the people are taxpaying producers in this country and the other half lives off those taxes.

    Oh really? Now I know why you address yourself as “dunce”

    If you need to exagerate the figures to make a point……you are on the wrong side.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Thanks to a mild winter, vouchers for up to 700 free air conditioners may be available to low- and moderate-income families through the Lorain County Community Action Agency, according to interim President and CEO Jackie Boehnlein.

    One question: Who pays for the electricity to run them?

  • TeaPartyNation

    Socialist Proverb: Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with free monthly minutes, a free air conditioner, cash for clunker autos, food stamps, section 8 housing, “free” contraceptives, Medicaid, a hundred weeks+ of unemployment checks, a forty ounce malt liquor, access to (“medical” pot) drugs and designer Air Jordan shoes bought with a food stamp card and he will vote d-cRAT socialist for his entire life and for many years after he’s died.

  • Bloy

    observer commented:
    “The taxpayer has been buying aircocnditioners for the parsite class for years> Ovomit has just expanded the number of leeches & barnacles.”
    ======

    One could also claim the top 1% are also leeches. They create their wealth off the backs of all the toilers. But what is worse, they refuse to give it back. They are akin to those that cut off their nose to spite theri face. Soon they won’t have any buyers for the goods they make. Why? cause they fired all of them complicating their ability to buy.
    …Yah, I know this is rather simplistic, but when you are amongst the Romans, do as they do.

  • lonestar

    We also pay the electric bills for the freeloaders.

  • oldguy

    The Obama administration is a flash mob, and I don’t mean they are breaking out in song.

  • Tim in Cali

    With all these free AC’s..there must not be a carbon footprint…

    AC’s can double ,sometimes triple your power usage(depends on the size of the residence)

    Since there’s is no more Global Climate Warming Change,turn up your AC people…

    BTW..Who do you think will pay for these power bills that will skyrocket ?

  • mcc

    I agree with Lindsay, Barry’s not perfect. I’d say she needs to know just how imperfect, but I think she might know better than many commenting here:

    And now we have the mortgage crisis, which has sent a shock wave through Wall Street and panicked world financial markets like no other since the stock market crash of 1929. But this is a problem created in Washington long ago. It originated with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), signed into law in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter. The CRA was Carter’s answer to a grassroots activist movement started in Chicago, and forced banks to make loans to low income, high risk customers. PhD economist and former Texas Senator Phil Gramm has called it: “a vast extortion scheme against the nation’s banks.”

    ACORN aggressively sought to expand loans to low income groups using the CRA as a whip. Economist Stan Leibowitz wrote in the New York Post:

    In the 1980s, groups such as the activists at ACORN began pushing charges of “redlining”-claims that banks discriminated against minorities in mortgage lending. In 1989, sympathetic members of Congress got the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act amended to force banks to collect racial data on mortgage applicants; this allowed various studies to be ginned up that seemed to validate the original accusation.

    In fact, minority mortgage applications were rejected more frequently than other applications-but the overwhelming reason wasn’t racial discrimination, but simply that minorities tend to have weaker finances.

    ACORN showed its colors again in 1991, by taking over the House Banking Committee room for two days to protest efforts to scale back the CRA. Obama represented ACORN in the Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank, 1994 suit against redlining. Most significant of all, ACORN was the driving force behind a 1995 regulatory revision pushed through by the Clinton Administration that greatly expanded the CRA and laid the groundwork for the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac borne financial crisis we now confront. Barack Obama was the attorney representing ACORN in this effort. With this new authority, ACORN used its subsidiary, ACORN Housing, to promote subprime loans more aggressively.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html

    Real the whole article and get a clue, Lindsay. See how easy I’ve made it for you? You don’t even have to Google…

    Are you one of the deceived, dear Lindsay…or a deceiver yourself?

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #107 mcc

    Are you one of the deceived, dear Lindsay…or a deceiver yourself?

    In online forums such as these, the distinction can be hard to make.

  • Patty

    They lost money in everything else, they have racked up debt that we cannot pay back for decades, so, heck give it all away.

    Know one seems to care about what is going on in this nation but those who our NOT LIVING IN D.C.

  • Patty

    And the poor love hand outs and gifts from the socialist in chief.

  • Paft

    What is wrong with you people?

    Would you prefer the elderly, the disabled and the poor die from heatstroke? Would that make your day?

  • Conservative Ken

    Gee! Just yesterday my Electric Bill arrived, along with it was a notice. Ameren wants another rate hike.

  • averagemelon

    I have a garden and I give the surplus to food banks.
    I gave an old car to a young impoverished couple who desperately needed it to go to work for their family.
    I have donated money to an elderly couple who could not meet their grocery bill in front of me in the line at the check out.
    I cleaned up and painted my wheel-chair bound neighbor’s house.
    I bought an air conditioner for a neighbor who would have died without it.
    I have cooked food for a family who’s mother was in the hospital.
    I did this all VOLUNTARILY. I was honored to GIFT those people I mentioned with my TIME, my MONEY, and my SKILLS. THIS IS WHAT REAL HELP LOOKS LIKE. I did not have my good fortunes ripped from my wallet by a group of people called the government and demanded that they had a right to do so because there are others who are “needy”.

    I pay taxes. I pay for programs that will never benefit me. I am slandered if I protest. I work hard and I am accused of not sharing enough or being greedy by the very people who do not have a generous bone inside them.
    ALL THINGS ARE PEOPLE: Corporations, governments, Republicans, Democrats, Unions, middle class, families. THEY ARE ALL GROUPS OF PEOPLE. People can be greedy, unkind, liars, thieves. EVERYONE CHOOSES what they are. Money has only ONE power; it makes you MORE of what you already are!!! Anyone who blames corporate America is JEALOUS of their wealth! Who does not dream of having their money? Who wants to win the lottery and become like “them”?

    Stop indulging yourselves in pity that the ideal world is not being achieved. HUMANS ARE EVIL unless they practice being GODLY. Each of us is to blame for the mess we are in!

  • liberalsRsupid

    Lindsey, youre a mindless gnat buzzing around annoying everyone.

    That you can “with a straight face” blame Bush for the Finacial meltdown shows youre truly an idiot.

    If you want the truth look up the Community reinvestment act of 1997 and Clinton putting it on steroids in 1996. This IS the reason not matter how you try to rationalize your insanity.

  • liberalsRsupid

    Community reinvestment act of 1997 should hae read as…

    Community reinvestment act of 1977.

  • liberalsRsupid

    Liberalism is a Mental Disorder…

  • Restless

    How about this? If you want the air conditioner, you must pay $3 a week for one year to cover the cost. Is that too much to ask?

  • Winston Wolfe

    To the Leftist tools on this thread:

    Confiscate our money, give it to those who don’t deserve it and somehow we’re the selfish ones?

    Industrial-grade stupidity. That’s you.

  • OHIO RESIDENT

    tHIS IS A BLESSING FOR THE OLD AND DISABLED. I AM A CONSERVATIVE WHO IS THANKFUL THAT OHIO FEELS A RESPONSIBILTY TO THEIR CITIZENS LESS FORTUNATE. THE HEATWAVE THIS SUMMER TOOK 30 LIVES. THESE A/C UNITS MEAN LIFE OR DEATH FOR SOME. DON’T GET CARRIED AWAY ….. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WASTEFUL SPENDING AND SAVING LIVES.

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  • MeThink

    Is there any difference between me donating my time, services and money to Toys for Tots, than buying 5 small one room A/C units and giving them to an elderly person(s) who are need in the current heat wave?
    As a small business owner I do donate to certain causes that I know where the money is going and it is going to a good cause. I have one employee who is a minister at a small church in the inner city of KC and he came to me last week and wanted to borrow 750 bucks to buy A/C units for elderly members of his church. The Federal Funds had run out here.
    I told Mac to clock out and we got in a company truck went to Home Depot and purchased the A/C’s units and then delivered.

    We took one unit into a home and I noticed the temp was over 90 in the living room. I am sorry but if you cannot justify either the Feds or myself buying an A/C then how about you paying the medical bills that they would incur if they stayed in that heat. Did any of you think of the consequences?

    The particular lady I talked about was a Gold Star Mom, she had a picture on a table next to her chair of her son that was taken when in Boot Camp at Pendleton in 1966.
    Mac told her I was a Marine and her eyes lite up like you would not believe. We spent 10 minutes putting the A/C in the window and another 30 minutes telling us about her son. He was KIA in 68 in Nam.

    Her home is in disrepair but come Winter her home will be sealed, painted, and insulated along with some other repairs. I floated the idea at a MCL meeting Wednesday and did not have one person say he would not be there to assist. I own an commercial HVAC company but she will be getting a forced air system installed that is energy efficient.

    Call us Socialist, Liberals or whatever you want but we were the Defenders of Freedom!

    I get so damn mad at many within the Rep Party that will not take their blinders off and see the whole picture.

    FYI one of the hottest moments of my life was when campaigning for Kit Bond in 1972 at the Mo State Fair. I was a volunteer and the State Committee was giving out free ice and was the hit of the Blvd. The Dems had a Igloo5 gallon water jug and small cups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tim in Cali

    Liberals are inept at life and not worth arguing with…

    See how much time I just saved.

  • Contessa61

    Restless commented: $3 a week??? Then they might not have enough money for their manicures.

    I talked to 3 seperate beauticians. All of them said welfare moms come in and get their nails done.

  • Give me Liberty

    # 52 – lindsay
    “if Baby Bush hadn’t deregulated Everything, including the financial industry, I wouldn’t have lost my home”.
    Pardon me, King Geo 2 sucked, BUT at least he tried to warn that Fannie and Freddie (more illegal fedgov entities) were in serious trouble – but Bunny Frank pooh poohed him and was very instrumental in the real estate bubble and collapse !! He, (Bunny) along with the banksters should be in prison !!

    It is not the fedgov monster’s role to supply the needs and or wants of the populace. The monster has few legal responsibilities and rights. Your state/ local governments and local charities are supposed to help those who truly need help

    “To those that are Climate change deniers? ..It amazes me that you’re still denying it, when the U.S. and other countries are experiencing record temperatures.”
    Lose the brainwashing. Weather always runs in cycles. We should be experiencing hot summers for at least a couple of yrs. due to increased sunspot activity – which is the major cause of hotter temps on planet earth. Learn something and stop echoing Al Goron (who has made and is making millions of dollars off the foolish lemmings !!)

    “The Red States have the most out of wedlock pregnancies, have the most people on welfare etc. etc. etc”
    .The red states should be the demoncrites cause they are the Red party, even tho the republicruds are only 1/2 step behind them.

    “Regan wouldn’t even be nominated to be President in the wack-a-doo Republican Party of today. He wouldn’t recognize the Republican Party of today, and he most assuredly wouldn’t want any part of it. ”
    Same can be said for John Kennedy and the demoncrite party that has for all intents and purposes become the communist party.

    “What are Republicans promoting today? Education isn’t important. ????”
    WTH – the Right knows that education is very important – if ppl were being educated in the government schools instead of indoctrinated into marxist/leninist thought, neither Obummer or Oromney would get a single vote !!! The dept. of education needs to be abolished and let the states and local govs. take over the education of their citizens’ children -home schooling would be even better.

    “Do you know why they don’t want you educated? Because unintelligent, uniformed citizens are easier to bamboozle, to lead on a leash”
    . Yepperz. That’s how corrupt Chicago thugs came to be in charge of the fedgov

    “FOX news is laughed at by intelligent, informed people.”
    Like yourself, I’ll bet.
    Fox isn’t even conservative, but I’m guessing you love the state run media.

    “Corporations are out to make money”
    And Obama and this most corrupt administration in the history of the country, is big buds with all the big business and big labor big wigs !!!
    Big Gov, Big Biz, Big Labor are the 3 prongs of Organized Crime

    “What is happening isn’t socialism, it’s called plutocracy. Look it up. . Expand your minds.”
    It’s called kakistocracy – look it up, if you know how.

    Please wake up.

  • Contessa61

    http://www.mrctv.org/node/114405

    Woman’s $400 purse stolen, her $200 wallet and her food stamps.

  • Give me Liberty

    #121 – MeThink
    “We took one unit into a home and I noticed the temp was over 90 in the living room. I am sorry but if you cannot justify either the Feds or myself buying an A/C…”
    BIG freakin difference – WAKE UP – ppl are supposed to help others – just like you did. It is not only not up to the fedgov, it is illegal for the fedgov monster to steal $ from some and give it to others. Local churches, charities and governments, along with concerned citizens are supposed to help those who need help. That’s the way it used to be when the US was a decent country. instead of the socialist decadent country we have become.

    “Call us Socialist, Liberals or whatever you want but we were the Defenders of Freedom”
    No, you are a decent neighbor who helps out those in need. The government does not need to be, nor should it be, involved in the wants/needs of the ppl. The fedgov monster legally, has a very limited role in the lives of the American ppl. The American ppl are very generous ppl, BUT, we won’t knowingly give to those who are scamming – the fedgov always gives OUR $ to the scammers. And I do commend you for helping your neighbors. Keep up the good work. That is what made America great.

  • Give me Liberty

    # 60 Lindsay

    “Also, you people want your Presidents to only be millionaires, billionaires or bought off by corporations, so they can climb the ladder to presidency? . Until you get it out of your heads that corporations are people, we will be run by corporations. Pretty soon, it won’t matter what party we’re voting for,” (hasn’t mattered for a long time) ” because politicians have mostly sold their souls to the highest bidder(s).”

    That’s what we’ve had for quite some time. The billionaires own Obamma just as they owned King Geos 1 $ 2 and the Klintonistas We need campaign finance reform. GOOGLE IT.

    This is all tongue in cheek right ? You keep promoting Google – one very huge disgustingly wealthy corporation !!! LOL You had me going, Lindsay

    # 64
    “Also, many of the homeless are there due to medical bills they couldn’t pay. We need free or low priced medical for all,”

    So who would pay ???
    Do you think doctors and nurses should work for minimum wage ? Would you, after studing and working your arse off for years ?
    The medical system is in serious need of change and state governments should be working on making it better. This fedgov takeover will totally destroy our medical system. It certainly won’t be free and you better have lots of patience cause we will all be waiting a very long time for any and all medical care. Unless of course the “med care” we seek is abortion, contraception, sex change, GRID medications, etc.

  • Limousine Barry

    I have never met a tax dollar that I did not like to spend… to buy votes! Ha-ha!

    That is why David Axelrod thought up the scam because I am not that smart and my teleprompter is not working. There are some strings attached to these programs!

    With each air conditioner comes a pre-filled-in absentee ballot or multiple absentee ballots.

    The idea is that those people on the air conditioner dole will probably be living with other people. So, each person must sign a pre-filled in absentee ballot to get cool air.

    The same goes for my crappy cell phone vote buying scam. Each person must sign a pre-filled-in absentee ballot.

    This offer is only good in swing states such as Ohio and Michigan. People in California always vote for me. I say screw them! No air conditioners for those CA idiots! Hah!

    If I find that those lazy people with free air conditioners did not vote for me I will flip a secret switch sending a signal to each air conditioner which will cause it to work in reverse!

    Hot air will be blown into the idiot’s house until they keel over with heat exhaustion or something bursts into flames – which ever comes first.

    Those with cell phones will be surprised to see their cell phones burst into flames if they don’t vote for me. Ha-ha!

    If you like the way I spend your tax dollars to buy votes then vote for me. Send me $30.00 before midnight!

    My pig of a bus is expelling noxious fumes and David Axelrod and a new scam for my black voters. It’s big concentrated lies and hollow promises. The black people always vote for me. I say screw them! I have more important people to scam. Good day.

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  • Conservative Ken

    Every Government social program is paid for multiple times by the middle class.

    First we receive a tax increase. Next step, we pay more for goods and services. The companies that provide these raise their prices to compensate for their tax increase.

    The General Welfare clause of the Constitution USED to mean “all Americans equally”. Thanks to the Supreme court “Butler decision” the Government can redefine the clause as it pleases and give your money to whom it pleases.

    In the meantime I receive NOTHING from the Government, I still earn too much. I still don’t receive points on Government job tests, I’m not a minority. And, I still don’t have a free air conditioner or cell phone. I still have to work my Axx off to pay for these programs.

  • John Dosed

    What a bunch of compassionless, hateful and sorry excuses for HUMAN BEINGS you all are.

    Pray to whatever deity you worship that you never fall victim to hard times. Or you never get sick. Or lose your job. or lose your home. Or get caught in the middle of a catastrophe.

    I am sickened by this post and these responses.

    IF there is a “hell”, you ALL are going. Enjoy your hate and your lack of compassion for those who suffer.

  • David N

    #83 – Seriously? You want us to take seriously a publication who’s only motto is “do unto them”? Isn’t the only motto for journalism supposed to be “get it right the first time”?

  • Willpen

    You people are so seriously f**ked that I can’t even fathom how you manage to look yourselves in the mirror. I was only going to peruse this trash of a so called “news site” until I started reading the hate and venom that has come out of the minds of you miscreants. If there is indeed a G-d, he must be so ashamed of you, his children, for having so much hatred for others who are less fortunate as you. I only hope that one day each and every one of you is put into a situation where you will need help so that maybe, just maybe you could understand what it truly means. My heart is heavy knowing that such humans walk this earth.

  • Tarahusker

    These comments are so shocking. This should be to rest any claim by the right that we are a Christian nation.

  • David N

    #131 – You receive nothing from the government? So you don’t get mail? You don’t drive on paved roads? You never cross a bridge, take a bus, ride a train? You will never collect social security? You never took out a student loan for yourself or a child? You have never needed to dial 911? The water you drink from your tap isn’t kept safe via gov’t regulations and monitoring? Do you not stop at railroad crossings when the gates go down? Oh, and last but not least are you going to waive your social security when you retire?

    All of those things are at least partly, if not fully, paid for by your (and my) taxes. They are what allow you to have the life you lead. And many of them are paid for by people who themselves have little or no use for them; the man who flies or drives everywhere needs no trains or bus, the farmer living off of his own well water needs no water protection, the wealthiest man needs no student loans to send his son to school, etc. etc.

    You do not need to be a socialist (I am not one) to see that certain expenditures need to be shared by everyone for our society to function. This includes making air conditioners available to the poor who in many cases have children who need an environment they can do their school work in, or the disabled vet still waiting for his disability claim to clear while he cannot work. Is there fraud in social programs? OF COURSE THERE IS _ THERE IS FRAUD IN EVERYTHING. But that means you work to weed it out, not that you punish everyone collectively for the acts of a few. That is like saying that we should eliminate the FDA because there were cases of bad food making it to market last year, ignoring the fact that without the FDA thousands of people would die through no fault of their own. Just look at the second Bush term, when he cut inspectors by 97% and cases of bad food making it to markey SKYROCKETED to understand what the gov’t “hands out” to you.

  • Give me Liberty

    I don’t remember the scripture that tells ppl to steal their neighbors’ money and give it to another neighbor. Giving to those in need is a command for individuals. YOU, get off your butt, find those who need help, and help them !!! The left loves to act is if they are compassionate, when in reality, they usually don’t give much of their time or money to help others.

  • Iguy regis

    Where is the mock outrage article on the Romney’s getting a $77,000 tax credit on their horse?

  • Conservative Ken

    David N.

    You said it yourself. Every service you mentioned is paid for by Tax Dollars. Know what?! I’m a taxpayer. That means I do not receive Government Charity, I, yourself, and most of the people on this board Pay for every service in your thread. So, I ask, where is the charity for those who make those services possible? Answer, rates are going up again.

    When the Gas or Electric companies expand their Dollar help programs they ask for additional donations from service users. Could they not dig into their Unionized pockets for the Dollar help program?

  • Lindsay

    This is proof of what ill-informed (FOX will do that to you) idiots you are: Here is clear cut evidence to prove your so-called theories on Obama’s spending wrong, and BTW it’s a link to a conservative publication – http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/05/24/who-is-the-smallest-government-spender-since-eisenhower-would-you-believe-its-barack-obama/

  • Lindsay

    #138 July 14, 2012 at 11:30 am
    Iguy regis commented:

    Where is the mock outrage article on the Romney’s getting a $77,000 tax credit on their horse?
    ————————————
    [email protected] Crickets. I thought so.

  • Lindsay

    Please, be my guest and find out which U.S. Presidents have been the biggest spenders. Forbes makes it very easy for you, there’s even a chart.

    This is proof of what ill-informed (FOX will do that to you) idiots you are: Here is clear cut evidence to prove your so-called theories on Obama’s spending wrong, and BTW it’s a link to a conservative publication – http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/05/24/who-is-the-smallest-government-spender-since-eisenhower-would-you-believe-its-barack-obama/

  • Chris

    “Your tax dollars at work…”

    You know what, Jim? Good. That’s awesome. Thank God. Preventing elderly and disabled people from dying of heatstroke (or being sent to the hospital for a visit they might not be able to pay, thus sending ALL our medical bills up) is exactly what our tax dollars SHOULD be doing. I know you’re one of those people who only thinks our tax dollars should go to killing terrorists and keeping out Mexicans, and every other government action is SOSHULIZM, but the vast majority of Americans disagree with your evil, selfish philosophy. Actually, to even call it a “philosophy” is to give you credit you do not deserve. What you have is a borderline insane anger problem that you unleash on those who you see as inferior to yourselves. You scapegoat the less fortunate because that’s the easiest thing for a human being to do. It’s been done all through history and some will never learn.

    Also, to those making the discredited claim that the housing crisis was caused by the CRA and Fannie and Freddie, look up how many subprime loans were made by CRA lenders and F&F vs. the number of subprime loans made by lenders who were not subject to those regulations. You will see that the VAST MAJORITY of subprime loans were made by the unregulated lenders.

    But here I am, talking as if any of you care about facts, when really you’re just looking for people to hate.

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  • Shannon

    Wow, I can’t believe how closed-minded some of you are! I am a disabled person who worked for many years in nursing homes and doing home health care. I’ve seen many people in my field of work who really needed the help and couldn’t get it because of the people who abuse the system. Now that I am disabled, I am having a hard time getting any help so that I can take care of my health problems. I am not a free-loader and I don’t look for freebies or handouts. You need to keep in mind that there are disabled people in this country that really need the help. You should be ashamed of yourselves, talking about disabled and poor people in this manner. I took care of other people my whole career and now I have no one to help take care of me because of peoples’ crappy attitudes!

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  • I am disabled and raising 2 grandsons ages 4 & 6 and i can not get any help.Oh i forgot i do get 32 dollars a month for food.I am in need of alot of things but i know we will have to do without.Oh well thats life for alot of people.

  • Debbie Yantis

    Please I’m a 60yo woman with COPD am desperately in need of a room air conditioner. No one will help me. At least they won’t even answer my call back number on the phone. PLEASE I hope you can help!

  • Anon

    It’s bulls**t the government wasting my hard earned money on some poor losers that chose not to work or some sick people that should just be gotten rid of our government is gonna destroy this country and what it once stood for. Programs like this are the reason this country is going down the hole. We came from nature we should live by nature’s rules survival of the fittest if you can’t make it too bad for you. And all you people out there that are gonna say we’ll what if you were in this situation I wouldn’t care it’s nature survival of the fittest if you can’t make it then that’s that. The government is gonna destroy the human population people get sick then they die it’s the natural order of things it’s what insures our species go on if people that get sick are kept alive and allowed to live regular life’s then there bad genes usually end up getting passed on so future generations of that family are just gonna be stuck getting government assistance because they inherited a disease from there parents that should of been weeded out by natural selection. We need to put an end to our government we need to do something everyone please stop getting s**t on and do something about it the time is now

  • Mc

    The usa never used survival of the fitest. And if they did you would not survive.

  • Clarkey217

    what happens to you when you get older or something happens where you need assistance from the government. you do not know everyones circumstances or why they need the assistance. things happen everyday. you don’t know what will happen to you from one day to the next. you just my become one of those people who needs the government
    for help. and “wasting my hard earned money”

  • God’s son

    That’s sad that you feel that way about your own but they all ways took the money to help people that could not do for them self but it was outher county’s so it never stops but at least it’s hear in America and if you should fall in a way you have to have help at least you have a chance but if it goes back to outher county then what if it was a love one that needed the help would you still feel that they were losers have A heart it could be you guess then you would be that losers.

  • Biff Stokely

    that’s fine it’s still a lot less then they “hand out” to corporations and they are not wasting your money you’ll be paying for those wars till you die plus there isn’t really much tax on beer and porn

  • Hi

    You should not be so closed minded. I come from a family that has made pretty good money with a hard working, SINGLE mother raising three children. All of a sudden one day changed our entire lives, after my mom went to college to get a job that she worked at for 13 years, her company shut down and she no longer was employed for about two years. She searched and searched for jobs but at the time was having medical problems that time needed to heal. I would have never thought that I’d be someone that would need government assistance, but in this time it was so grateful to us and helped us when we went through a tough time. So please don’t judge you never know, one day that might be you on the other end of the situation. Just be open hearted.

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