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ThatGuy October 15, 2013 at 02:34 pm
This article has a typical lefty slant that unfortunately seems all too common at this site.Read More Americans feel dis-empowered because more and more people are losing their healthcare provided by their employers because of the trainwreck called Obamacare. They now recognize the Dems' and Obama's lie that "if you have healthcare you like you'll be allowed to keep it". Americans in the private healthcare market are seeing steep increases in their healthcare costs as a result of O-Care that are far higher than what they've seen before. Add to the mix that this is coming from a law that Americans continue to oppose by double-digit margins in poll after poll and that it was based on an 1800 page bill that was rammed through on Christmas Eve no less with kickbacks, bribes and lies and wasn't even read by Obama and the liberals (they had to "pass it just to see what was in it") and you see why Americans are feeling dis-empowered. And I haven't even mentioned the odious Personal Mandate that gives government the power to tax you for not buying something or the additional 1.8 trillion dollars in debt O-care is creating or its f'd up websites that billions of dollars were wasted upon. Oh yeah, then there's the fact that O-care redefined a full time work week as being 30 hours/week from 40 hours. The end result is that businesses are cutting workers hours to part-time and only hiring part-time (if they hire at all) to avoid Obamacare taxes. The DOL numbers show that out of roughly 700k jobs created in the first six months of this year 560K were part-time! We've never had a such a huge spike in part time hiring before in our nation's history and it's due to this sh*tty Obamacare. Even the unions have rejected Obamacare (even thought they strongly touted it and lined up for their waivers). Two friends of mine lost their full time jobs at their businesses and were forced to compete for a lousy replacement part-time position for just 20 hours a week. This crappy law is turning us into a nation of part-timers. So, yeah, I'd say my friends and all of us are feeling a little dis-empowered these days because of Obama and his deficit-ridden policies. Now how about some balanced reporting over there at the Patch instead of your typical ignore-the-obvious liberal slant.
People over age 74 is the fastest-growing segment of social media users. Credit: Screenshot from Facebook.com
Michael Ernest August 4, 2013 at 11:33 am
Keep in touch with family and friends and vent my displeasure with state and federal politicians andRead More their policies.
Janet Metzner August 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Two good ways! -Janet
Skrillex performs at Virgin Mobile FreeFest in 2012 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Credit: Andrew Metcalf
Carrie L August 4, 2013 at 11:25 pm
The way I see it, two 26 year old members of the community went to their government and lobbied toRead More save a piece of the community that they believed to be important, both from a cultural perspective and financially. It was not simply a private business decision when it affects the entire community. It's a good thing that Merriweather is still here and that it will continue to function as a concert venue. Save Merriweather simply asked the businesses involved to rethink their plan, which they did. As someone who grew up going to concerts there, and whose daughter now goes to concerts there, I love that we have such a great venue in our downtown. It's great for our downtown businesses and for our community. The redevelopment is on track to make it all even better. And this would not have happened without interference from "26 year old entitled brats" or as some might call them, "involved citizens."
MG42 August 5, 2013 at 09:57 pm
"It was not simply a private business decision when it affects the entire community."Read More Lady, are you crazy? Your reproductive rights impact the entire community. Are they your personal decision or can I lobby to have you sterilized?
MG42 August 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm
I wouldn't even suggest that Merriweather affects the entire community. If it burned to the groundRead More tomorrow, I'd hardly notice. Except that I'd see fewer 17 year olds smoking cigarettes whilst walking past my building on the way to Vans Warped Tour. Oh, noes what a loss. :-(
Artists' Market on Mount Royal Avenue winds down as the day comes to an end. Credit: Sonia Su.
Sean Tully July 19, 2013 at 06:32 pm
Artscape is fun but there is just way too much "Baltimore art". I don't consider toiletsRead More with flowers growing out of them or grass covered Cadillac's as art.