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FreeThinkerGuy Wrote: Dec 04, 2014 1:51 PM
Why is it that "conservatives" rail against liberals for wanting the "government to do something" not realizing they (conservatives) are invoking the same cry when it comes to warfare? Our defense department is for defense of our country. Bombing Arab countries doesn't seem to have done much for us in that regard. How does more of the same improve our position?
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FreeThinkerGuy Wrote: Dec 04, 2014 1:47 PM
There are many differences between now and WWI. One is that the people of Austria weren't going to start a revolution against the leaders if they stopped making money. Regardless, what would you do that would solve the problem? Put US troops in Estonia? More troops in Iraq? Nuke ISIS? Would you send your children there to fight? The best solution is to get out of the way and let the Arabs come to their senses. The problem with that solution is that people want "something to be done." What's ironic is that the more government does the worse things get because no one thinks beyond first level consequences.
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FreeThinkerGuy Wrote: Dec 03, 2014 3:28 PM
So what would Mr. Hansen have us do that's different than what Bush did and Obama has continued in similar fashion? As the cliche' goes, "how's that workin' for you." Why would China be a threat to their largest customer? That makes no sense at all. The ruling elites are in ever terror of their own people. To provoke us into something would cause their economy to collapse and revolution would be right around the corner. Russia is an overblown threat that will collapse on it's on weight due to mismanagement by Putin. Iran will succumb to the evil western ways due to the oil price collapse and sanctions. In 5 years, they will be an ally. ISIL will run into conflict w/ the other tribes in Syria and Iraq and will be destroyed over time. Folks, this is not Hitler's revival. Let's all settle down a little before we waste another $1,000,000,000,000 or so.
When you write "Gaystapo" you undermine whatever comment you wish to promote and allow others to brand all republicans or conservatives as accepting your comments. Don't make it harder than it is.
Glad it worked out for you. Too bad others didn't have a choice to keep their perfectly fine major med plans. I thought Dems liked "choice?" Regardless, once the employer mandate kicks in, you will see tens of millions forced to get a new policy because most of those aren't grandfathered. Regardless, it was/is just plain dumb for the government to create a system that forces people from their existing carrier. Far easier to have set up a single pool for those w/ pre-ex and subsidize those few people rather than disrupt the entire insurance marketplace and increase taxes on a few to pay for "affordable" health insurance. It's like using a sledgehammer to pound in a nail to hang a painting. But that's the government style.
The only way your mother in law could be dropped is if she was in an HMO or Medicare Advantage plan, both of which are not Medicare and regular health insurance. All regular medicare supplements are "guaranteed renewable." They can't be cancelled.
Let's change nickname to what it really is "Obamasurance" not "Obamacare." The law is not about health care. Everyone arguing whether the law is good or bad are missing the point. Whenever the government gets more involved in personal lives, then more of one's personal life is devoted to the government. It is that simple. For one who pays more in taxes to fund other's insurance, it means, that one has less to save for one's future and thus means one will be more dependent on government to provide in old age. For one who is able bodied and takes money from other people via the government to buy insurance, it means that one is more dependent on government benefits. This will limit one's future earnings because of the incentive to stay below certain income levels in order to get subsidies. Systems of this type are bound to reduce growth and limit savings. Both of which are the only way we will come close to getting out of the future liabilities we face.
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