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SilenceDogood22 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please also keep in mind that 40% of sales tax revenue in Adams county comes from citizens who live OUTSIDE of Adams county who come here from Missouri and surrounding counties to shop and spend their money. So the cost of this project to the residents and taxpayers of Adams County is only about $15M. Granted, those traveling here might not be able to spend as much if the tax is more, but I doubt someone…
christhepilot - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Between chestnut and locust and 2nd to 12th, this area was on the upswing with three nursing homes and working class homeowners. Now with slum lords moving into the area like vultures buying up these properties choking the last cent from them, forcing land owners out of there homes due to the garbage and decay of the rental houses near to them, renters have no respect for the land owners that live…
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Any company in bed with politicians of any stripe is bad for American's but government control of the internet is bad news. Just as shown here government control of the flow of information in collusion with Goggle is biased and one sided. Of course you don't have to use Google but with Google writing the rules it gives them and government unfair advantage and control. What's the solution,…
UrKidsWillPay - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why is this comment even allowed? QJ should use some editorial judgement before they allow crap like this that is known to be completely false and can be verified as false with one phone call to the police. This is disgusting.
pjohnf - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
CC1 had valid points but I feel that the jail is needed and maybe the price tag can be reduced. A quarter of cent isn't much until you add it up but the need for a new jail outweighs the cost. Yes many taxes once instituted never seem to go away but we will have chance to get rid of politicians who renege on their promise to stop the tax once the jail is paid for. It's different than state…

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Strawman: Numbers and Couch Potatoes

11 months ago by Strawman

 

The numbers just don’t add up.   They haven’t for a number of years, but of late, the numbers are REALLY glaring.  Here’s what I’m talking about:

Obama’s approval rating, according to both Gallup and Rasmussen, is 45%.  So, given we have around 317 million people living in the USA,  that would mean there are almost 143 million people who approve of Mr. Obama.  That’s mind boggling.  Or it is to me. 

Think about that; there are 143 million people out there walking around who are OK with the condition of the country. They’re OK with the scandals, the vacations, the White House parties, Obamacare, and all the rest.  There are 45% of Americans to whom all that is acceptable.

Of course when you factor in the number of illegals in the country, along with those currently on food stamps (47 million as of 2012), those getting a federal disability checks (11 million) and those on Social Security (59 million), you come up with a number north of 100 million.  So, the 45% figure becomes a little more palatable.   Seems like a number of us are bought and paid for---on the dole---made in the USA.  Honey, get me another energy drink.

And then there are the unemployment numbers. Sure they’re currently at 6.7, but they fell below the dreaded 8% mark right before the 2012 election.  It was a miracle!!!  Right before we go to the poles, weeks after Benghazi (there are some of you out there that just can’t get enough of that) the unemployment figures drop to levels that--in prior years were a disaster---but now in the age of Obama---are acceptable.  In case you’re wondering during the Bush recession, the highest unemployment figure on record was 7.3—posted the month after Obama was elected.  Obama won his second term with the unemployment rate at 7.8%.  Wow!!

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

And then there are the Obamacare enrollment numbers that continue to be a mystery.  As no one in the government had any idea how many people had signed up as the drop dead date (can I say that here?) drew near, the enrollment figures suddenly came into line.  Citizens, we’re told, drove the figures well past the 7 million mark—a target number no one in the administration remembered setting---until they passed it.  And then it was Hap-Hap-Happy Days at the White House and how dare you whiteys out there question that Obamacare isn’t working and IS the best thing EVER to hit this country.  By the way, final figures on how many who signed up—and paid up—have yet to surface.  But this nugget has; if you’ve signed up, paid your first 30 day installment, then fail to make another payment, you’re still covered for the next 60 days.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/04/23/they-signed-up-for-obamacare-now-how-to-keep-them-enrolled/

Now that’s a sweet deal.  Does that mean if I, a white American of little value, let my car insurance lapse I’m still covered for the next 60 days?  What about the insurance on the 12 x 60 I’m living in down by the river?  Do I get 60 days of free coverage AND an order of fries?  No……

But with Obamacare….why, you folks are covered and we’ll worry about who pays the bill down the road.

And down the road is where we are America.  We’re down the road, drinking the cool-aid, rockin’ them flip-flops, texting our baby-mommas on our Obama phones and heading to the mailbox.   I deserve those food stamps.  I deserve that disability check.  I don’t want no job, cause it will interfere with my video games and making babies.

The fat kid sitting in the back of the classroom with his head on his desk is the poster child for the new American citizen.  America is a tattooed, uninformed blob waiting for someone to fix them some fries so they can dip them in government cheese.  Couch potatoes are in season year round. Look around, America now has a three tattoo minimum.  And you ain’t cool unless you’re displaying some “ink”.  I guess I’m not cool.

And Obama couldn’t be happier.  And neither could 45% of your brothers and sisters out there.  Are you employed, taxpaying Christians feeling like a minority yet?

 


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