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5 Lives Wrecked By Obamacare

2020Hindsight Wrote: Apr 26, 2014 9:57 AM
And, with lower reimbursements, more reporting, more monitoring, more paperwork, and more hassles in general, who will want to be doctor in the future? Bright, talented people will not want to invest 8 to 12 years of their life to be hassled for the rest of their life. In essence, doctors earn a good living not only for their skills and knowledge but also to pay them back for that 8 to 12 year investment of time. Who would do that if there was no return on the investment?
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Government Can't Say No

2020Hindsight Wrote: Apr 13, 2014 12:47 PM
I work in primary health care and happen to have an office next door to the Social Security office. I see that about 90% of disabilities are fake or grotesquely exaggerated, yes, that's 90%. Other doctors I talk with say the same. The airport-caused disability of Puerto Ricans needs investigated. As soon as they arrive on the mainland we see application for disability, even just for speaking Spanish. Seriously, that disability rate is unbelievable. I see people every day on disability who cannot name the disabling condition they have and are taking no medications or treatment.
The medical records incentives and penalties were part of the famous Obama "shovel-ready" stimulus in 2009. You might want to check things out before you post.
Would love to read the collected works of Loyal Progressive. I appreciate your wit and wisdom, and your skill with the rapier as you slice and dice! Keep up the good work!
I don't believe that a bank should be able to lend money it does not have. If this was law, then a bank would be unable to make loans until payments flowed back in enough to loan back out again. If one bank had no loan money available the customer would go to another bank that had money to loan. Or, if a bank wanted to write a loan, but had no money, it would have to pay to borrow from a bank that did have money and pay interest to that bank. Both the value and cost of money would be seen in the interest rates.
That 36,000 is way, way too low. There are probably that many fake disability claims in few county area in which I live and work. I work in healthcare and when I speak with other healthcare providers, we agree that over 80% of disability cases are fake. Those people, faking disability, may have some issues, as do many people who work, but they are not going to die in the streets if they disability gravy-train was ended. Even a guy that works for social security told me he spends his day dealing with people faking or exaggerating disabilities.
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Economics vs. 'Need'

2020Hindsight Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 10:22 AM
I have always wondered why there wasn't a government jobs program, instead of just paying people welfare money, that would bus young poor people to farm areas to the necessary work. It would build job skills, such as perseverance, dedication, reliability and they would receive a fair day's wage for a fair day's work.
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Is This Any Way to Help the Poor?

2020Hindsight Wrote: Jun 03, 2013 10:11 AM
BEAUTIFULLY STATED! The goal of helping people should be to incentivize good behavior and discourage bad, non-productive behavior. The ultimate goal should be to make good citizens. The current welfare programs do not make good citizens. The majority of the recipients are not good citizens. And yes, I know a few good folks receiving assistance, but the vast majority, especially those that reproduce at taxpayer expense, are not good citizens.
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Wimps Versus Barbarians

2020Hindsight Wrote: May 21, 2013 11:21 AM
Addressing Patriot1971: My condolences on graduating from such a liberal institution that it surprises you to agree with Dr. Sowell. Sad also that you say " A protest needs to be disruptive to be effective" which means that you deny the power of reason, facts, and logic over feelings, threats, and force. How pathetic that in your mind this behavior is ever justified. Additionally,it is unfortunate that uncivilized young people who have not "learned the lessons of the first pay check" and not paid taxes are able to vote.
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Wimps Versus Barbarians

2020Hindsight Wrote: May 21, 2013 11:17 AM
My condolences on graduating from such a liberal institution that it surprises you to agree with Dr. Sowell. Sad also that you say " A protest needs to be disruptive to be effective" which means that you deny the power of reason, facts, and logic over feelings, threats, and force. How pathetic that in your mind this behavior is ever justified. Additionally,it is unfortunate that uncivilized young people who have not "learned the lessons of the first pay check" and not paid taxes are able to vote.
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