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And They Call It ... Success!

Kibitzer Wrote: 18 hours ago (12:37 PM)
The main reason that the 7 million plus signed up for Obamacare is not that they thought it was a great insurance buy, but rather that they figuratively had a gun held to their heads because Obamacare policies were the only ones allowed to be sold, and they felt the need to have some health insurance coverage. Unfortunately, the insurance that they bought is unlikely to pay for much if any coverage for a significant portion of them due to the high deductibles and co-pays. The Obamacare scheme was based on the premise that the young and healthy would signup and pay to cover the older and less healthy, but with premiums near 10% of their income, and a penalty of only 1% of income, many of the young have simply decided to roll the dice and opt out. Further, the young in general do not earn as much as middle aged and older workers, so many of those that did buy in likely did so because they qualified for subsidies. The provisions of the PPACA (Obamacare) basically work against one another.
Given that our current immigration laws are not being enforced, why should anyone believe that any new immigration law will be enforced any better?
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Tax Refund Siezure

Kibitzer Wrote: Apr 16, 2014 2:13 PM
I wonder how many of those that had their refunds seized were Democratic voters? It would serve them right.
"The so called “greedy corporations” and big businesses get it even worse. The current corporate tax rate on big business in the United States is the highest in the industrial world, set at 39.1%. Despite providing work for over 45% of American citizens and contributing to 65% of new jobs created in America, big businesses get punished with the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world. They certainly pay their “fair share” and then some." Corporations are extensions of the IRS. The money that they "pay" in corporate taxes is collected from the consumers of their goods and/or services. They have no other source for the tax money they "pay". Thus, the cost of corporate taxes falls disproportionately on the less affluent consumers of those goods and services. Those taxes also make US goods less attractive to people in other countries putting US businesses at a competitive disadvantage in the international market place.
The Paycheck Fairness scam is another case of, "Figures don't lie, but liars do figure." Just take the pay of all women in an organization and compute the average wage, and then do the same for all of the men without regard to what jobs the individuals do, or other factors such as education, skills, proficiency, and productivity. If this doesn't produce the statistic to support your view, just change the model and try again until you find a statistic that does. Of course you never disclose how you computed the statistic that you finally use.
"Figures don't lie, but liars do figure."
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Statistical Frauds

Kibitzer Wrote: Apr 16, 2014 1:17 PM
Put another way, "Figures don't lie, but liars do figure."
There is no such thing as a single payer healthcare system. Everyone that pays taxes and or premiums to support a so called "single payer plan" is paying for it, not the government that will mismanage it.
" In a country that polls consistently to the right or conservative that is, to say the least, amazing." I don't find that all that amazing. Those polls are based on self evaluated perceptions, not any scientific measure. The population is most likely normally distributed politically or in fact center left due to the liberal dependency programs of the democrats.
"Democrats want "more participation, not less" -- even if that increased participation results in fraud that undermines our electoral system, apparently. I wonder why?" No mystery, they want to be able to stuff the ballot box with bogus votes.
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