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Repeal and replace Obamacare

Kafir2 Wrote: Apr 14, 2014 12:57 PM
Why, doncha know, it's the interstate commerce clause. That thing can be used for anything the government wants to do.
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Occupy Wall Street Can't Get a Fair Trial

Kafir2 Wrote: Apr 12, 2014 8:00 AM
Ms. McMillan should be grateful she got out of one of those camps without having been raped. Tell me again, why has nobody ever been raped at a TEA party rally?
Left-wingers are fascist thugs? Well knock me over with a feather.?
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A Republican Vision for Health Reform

Kafir2 Wrote: Apr 12, 2014 7:48 AM
It is clearly demonstrable that the problems we had in the health care market were due to the over-involvement of government and insurance companies. Any plan that does not extract these two from the market as much as possible is going to do nothing but perpetuate the problem. Reading through this plan, there seems to be government or an insurance company at every turn.
For those who still don't understand the effect of third party payer, consider this: You want to buy a new refrigerator. You have $1,500 to spend. You research the models for the best quality, performance, and features. You pick out the models you like best and then shop around looking for the best price. Your boss gives you $1,500 and tells you to buy a new refrigerator for the break room. You go to the closest appliance store and buy the first one you see. When the insurance company is paying for that aspirin, you don't care that the hospital is charging $15 for it, do you? Now, suppose your boss gave you a couple of requirements like the refrigerator had to have 23 cubic feet and be a white side-by-side model but that you could keep whatever you didn't spend of the $1,500. Then you'd be running around looking for the best price, wouldn't you? That's how Medical Savings Accounts work. You only have so much money in the account so you make sure you're not paying too much for health care. The solution to the problems in our health care market would have been to encourage people to carry a catastrophic policy that covered emergencies and major illnesses and couple that with an MSA for general medical care.
We should respond with a similar infographic something like this: Average wait for an MRI in Canada: Six weeks. Average wait for an MRI in the US: 20 minutes.
Do you know how many darn parkas I bought!!!! :)
One correction: We did not lose the war in Vietnam. We lost the peace. All we had to do was keep sending money to prop up the South Vietnamese government but no. Congress cut off the funds (guess which party was in control), the regime fell, and the myth that we lost the war was born.
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What Principles Rule the GOP?

Kafir2 Wrote: Apr 09, 2014 1:51 PM
There are two camps in the party of Big Government. The only differences between the two are the rate of growth and in what areas. They squabble about this incessantly, giving it a rest only when someone comes on the scene to challenge the very idea of Big Government. Then the two camps work together to overwhelm and discredit that person. Once the threat is eliminated, they go back to their squabbling.
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What Principles Rule the GOP?

Kafir2 Wrote: Apr 09, 2014 1:49 PM
Also, if you find a race in which a Libertarian is running against and R or a D (but not both), vote the Libertarian.
What are you going to do about it, Paul?
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