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What to Cut From America's Budget

Always Learning Wrote: Feb 14, 2014 4:17 AM
You've hit on why politicians want to cut social security (even though they are afraid to). They are looking for ways not to have to repay the debt they owe it.
Yeah, well maybe with your expertise you can explain why insurance companies turn down healthy people for coverage. I don't think my wife and I would qualify as high risk since there was nothing wrong with us. And I think you're missing what I was saying. I don't believe that someone wanting to retire at 62 (before qualifying for Medicare) is necessarily headed for poverty. Nor do I believe -- like modernmover does -- that someone who is stuck in a job because they get turned down in the individual market is "too stupid to go it alone." You're right that I don't like how much my insurance has gone up. We all knew Obamacare was going to increase costs. Maybe you have seen the actuarial tables that say why insurance costs have to approach double. My bet is that if it wasn't such a fouled up law, there was a way to deliver this without such a huge increase.
I'm trying to figure this one out. Bill O'Reilly, Phyllis Schlafly, and Ron Unz are for it. Frankly, I'm sick of tax payers subsidizing WalMart.
Huh? Do you know anyone who had something seriously wrong and tried to buy insurance on their own? It's either impossible or ridiculously expensive. Heck, I had a benign cyst and when I tried to change insurers, they turned me down. My wife had an ectopic pregnancy and lost both of her tubes. So, she couldn't have another. Still, insurance companies turned her down. Modernmover, I'm not sure you know what you're talking about.
Someone please explain to me why we are so worked up on this whole disincentive issue. Here's how I see it: If I'm 62 and a cancer survivor. I'm ready to retire or open my own business. But, I can't because I'm stuck with my job's health insurance. I feel like I should be free to make that choice. Health insurance shouldn't govern it. There are LOTS of reasons to dislike Obamacare (the 75% increase in my policy's rates is my big one). But, I don't get the debate over this aspect. I'm for freedom to choose.
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Poll: Grimes: 46%; McConnell: 42%

Always Learning Wrote: Feb 09, 2014 10:00 AM
McConnell is a wily, unprincipled loser. I agree with the Heritage foundation which has endorsed Bevin in the Republican primary.
Sorry, I don't get it. One local branch of the scouts honored a local Planned Parenhood leader and now there's a national boycott? That's a sure way to win the women's vote.
Just like with politicians, money overrules principles.
I'm shocked, shocked, that politicians didn't speak openly about issues that were not self-serving. How could America have elected anyone who wouldn't speak completely openly?
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