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How's this for stupid; Hank Johnson, Democrat Representative from Georgia, asked a military guy in a hearing if adding 25,000 soldiers and their families to the base in Guam wouldn't tip the island over. Swear. To. God. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7XXVLKWd3Q
And they call conservatives haters....gotta love them liberals.
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The 2 Cent Budget Fix

econ101 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:16 AM
For you knuckleheads below who didn't bother to read the article, it DOES cut government by 2 cents on the dollar. ALL entitlement programs (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, earned income credit, etc. would ALL be cut 2 cents on the dollar. Finally, those who are paying NOTHING into the system, will be contributing. Sign me up.
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A Free Market Brings Down Health Costs

econ101 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 12:28 PM
(continued) Not slowed the rate of increase, actually DECLINE. A few simple regulations could make this work nationally. 1. Make all providers post their pricing for services onliine. 2. Let insurers compete across state lines. 3. Tort reform. Combine this with high risk pools for pre-existing conditions, and block grants to states for subsidies for the poor, and we're on to an effective free market solution.
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A Free Market Brings Down Health Costs

econ101 Wrote: Jun 13, 2012 12:25 PM
There is an excellent model for bringing down health care costs. The state of Indiana offers a choice of plans for its state workers. One is a traditional plan and is chosen by about 30% of workers. The other is a unique plan that offers HSA's to the workers combined with a state provided catastrophic insurance plan. The state provides some money to the plan and allows workers to contribute pre-tax dollars to the plan with no limit so they accumulate over time. Funds in the plan DO NOT EXPIRE. They belong to the employee. Guess what? Because the non-catastrophic costs come out of the workers "pocket", THEY SHOP. This plan is preferred by 70% of workers and has caused Indiana health insurance costs to decline by 9%.
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