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NO, the poor suffer "almost" as much as the middle class, minus the subsidy. But for two people, at least in my state, the middle-of-the road plan is $700 (before any subsidy -- for which I do not qualify) a month. Then the deductible is $10K! Even the poor enough to get subsidies but not poor enough for Medicaid expansion crowd has to pay that $10k before their insurance will drop a red dime for their healthcare. Only the very poor get Medicaid expansion, and they will be getting health care while the middle class just gets too sick to work, and gets poor enough for Medicaid if they don't die first. Sad part, is some of the Rx, if you get them OUTSIDE your plan (and not against your 10k deductible!) you can get them for $5 or $10 out of pocket. Because of deals with insurance, ON the plan, you pay $15 - $20. So, short of catastrophe (that you will still pay $10k for 2 people), you'll never see an insurance payment for your health care. You'll be paying to 10k or you won't be getting care. How is this any better than a catastrophic plan for the typical middle-aged middle class or almost poor couple? (If you have kids, you get some of that back in free wellcare visits and free stuff for kids. If you don't have kids, guess what, you're still paying a share of premium for that to be in your benefits package...).
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Deport the Tsarnaev Sisters

Auspex Wrote: Sep 03, 2014 10:24 AM
Why stop at Muslims? Hundreds of thousands of catholic illegals are coming up from the south.
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Green Monster

Auspex Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 1:25 AM
Why don't some voters get it. Politicians can't stick their fingers into the tax coffers (they take from us) directly. So they made a system. They do favors for big PACs and big business and the things the bureaucrats and elected officials want to earn money on, like regulating micro-breweries, for example -- often costing us opportunity or directly scooping it out of our paychecks. These favor gainers turn around and contribute big bucks to re-election campaigns. It's twisted, but that is how politicians get their hands on our tax dollars, by laundering it through regulation.
Either way, it's because the Democrats are flawed. Only two things could have happened here: 1) It was intentional, as you say. This means that the Democrats don't give a damn about "the people" they only care about power. 2) It was an oversight. This means they aren't competent enough to legislate. And because the law passed without one republican vote, it's all the Democrats fault. Period. They screwed up, again, and this time it should be pretty darned obvious to their constituents. Of course, most of their constituents are okay with it being #1 because their constituents are bullies themselves.
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The Ferguson Feeding Frenzy

Auspex Wrote: Aug 20, 2014 11:53 AM
You don't even need to color it. All conservatives have more sense than the liberal and progressives about whom Mrs. Malkin writes.
Yes, the problem is when it doesn't go in their favor, they make up more stuff to add or subtract in the name of "fairness and redistribution" so the answer they actually want is what they get and it looks legit.
What it is, is D.C. (both sides) intentionally sped up their ability to regulate and enforce policy, but never sped up the process of representation. They can pass laws/rules/regulations faster than the people can 1) find; 2) read; 3) even understand; 4) develop a response; 5) send response to their leaders. It's a shell game at this point.
This thing needs an "unflag" button...
Heh heh, you called him a "fluffer". That's good... Bah, sorry meant to hit post and just hit flagged. NOt on purpose...! Sorry...
Totally agree!
You had me at "Those that pay tax no longer represent...", doc (aka Rich). I'm one of those myself.
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