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Well argued. Also consider why the push on Republicans to zip up the MW by $3 or more. If they had asked for fifty cents or a buck, the Republicans would have probably negotiated a "yes" and the Dems would have little to campaign on. So you ask for a 30 or 40% increase and only an idiot economist would be unable to see the immediate job loss that would result. So they fight back and look like blue meanies. or maybe red meanies. It's all political theater.
This is too good. This is why real science is done with peer-reviewed work. I recall an excellent case in which I submitted for publication a paper on the physical reaction kinetics of dry ice. The peers helped me catch an error that caused me to totally rethink the project. The paper was never published and a possible source of embarrassment (I have had many) was quashed.
This thing keeps coming back, even though it's a remarkably bad idea. Here's another reason it's bad: it sets a precedent. I have long said that the biggest reason for homosexual practitioners wanting to be mainstreamed, and their behavior legitimized, is that they want reparations for all the damages done by anti-homosexual behaviors. The demand is going to be made, mark my words.
Nonsense. The principle of insurance is tied up in paying a little bit for an unlikely risk. The insurance company reserves enough to pay for future claims. But when you make the insurer pay for little stuff, like well checkups, contraceptives, etc, you simply load up the front-end expenses and push up premiums to cover it. The well-run company only has enough employees to manage the claims, agents and investments. Destroy insurance and you make everyone take all the risks, and then when a major disaster happens, they run to Uncle and demand a bailout, ala FEMA.
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TexasResister64 Wrote: Jul 17, 2014 5:49 AM
This is absolutely on target. Who knows how many people have been squelched in their expression because they know with all the fed regulations they probably do transgress three per day, and could be bankrupted by a prosecution?
When you get in trouble, you must sell your best investments, not your worst. The Chinese will dump appreciated stocks and bonds to bail themselves out. That will lead to some kind of sell-off, but probably not a catastrophic one.
Thank you, Dan, for understanding the different meanings of "levies" and "levees." Mr. Schaus does not do that today.
Sorry, Michael, but "levies" refer to taxes and other nasty seizures of property and persons by overreaching governments. What keeps back flooding rivers are "levees." Those are things environmentalist wackos hate. So people on the left love the first, and people who respect property love the second.
Please move to France post haste. I will even help you pack.
Of course the O-man likes France. He has never held a real job and obviously hates to work. He takes vacations with or without Mooch and the O-kids at the drop of a hat (always featuring a fund-raiser and presidential speech so we have to pick up the tab). He probably thinks a month of vacation time a year is too little.
That's just sad. If I had a son I'd not be unhappy to have one like Doug.
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