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Once the country reaches the point of no return with respect to degeneracy and depravity it makes little difference who the president is. Washington is fast closing in on the adult version of Lord of the Flies if not already there. No policies, programs, or legislation can cure this.
The way you describe is the way it was in my youth, and it worked just fine as I recall. PCPs typically worked out of home-based offices not unlike concierge practices now. Most people don't realize that until the mid-'70s the US spent around 5% of GDP on health care, less than almost all industrialized countries. Then the major tax changes, HMO acts, etc. etc. increasingly led to insurer/provider cartels along the lines of agribusiness and for many similar reasons. In 2008, 60% of payments for health care services were direct via government - projected to rise to 67% under Obamacare. The system was already awash in $$, yet Congress decided even more was needed to "bend the cost curve down." Stark raving mad.
"Fraud is a serious federal felony, usually punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment — with every repetition of a fraudulent communication chargeable as a separate crime. Justice Department guidelines recommend prosecution for fraud in situations involving 'any scheme which in its nature is directed to defrauding a class of persons, or the general public, with a substantial pattern of conduct.' So, for example, if a schemer were intentionally to deceive all Americans, or a class of Americans (e.g., people who had health insurance purchased on the individual market), by repeating numerous times — over the airwaves, in mailings, and in electronic announcements — an assertion the schemer knew to be false and misleading, that would constitute an actionable fraud — particularly if the statements induced the victims to take action to their detriment, or lulled the victims into a false sense of security.".
I did check the Constitution. Under Article 2, Section 3 the president "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." The General Accounting Act of 1921 (a law) requires the president to submit to Congress an annual budget for the entire federal government. For his entire term the president has either a) completely failed to do this or b) submitted preposterous budgets that get no votes in Congress from either party. What more dramatic evidence that the president has violated the Consittution and his oath of office could you ask for?
Or even adults. I read about a proposed TV sitcom pilot where two divorced straight guys get married and share each others' barely-of-age daughters in the same pad. The Very Odd Couple you might say. Libertarian to the max.
Red herring. Even if there *had* been unequivocal evidence that permitting same-sex couples to marry led to a drastic reduction in opposite-sex couples who marry or a drastic increase in children outside of marriage, etc., Judge Walker would have reached the same conclusion because he is utterly calloused to any such effects.
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R.I.P, Boy Scouts of America

lottasplainin Wrote: May 27, 2013 4:56 AM
And If only you'd have had the opportunity to have Jerry Sandusky as your scoutmaster, maybe, just maybe, you'd have been an even greater success than you are.
Why is it "hate" to raise an obvious public health issue? According our own CDC, LGBT average ~450 lifetime sex partners. It's OK to hate what is wrong. I hate slavery. I hate pedophilia. I hate misogyny. People who object to hating what is wrong have a real problem. If you say that right/wrong are merely transient individual preferences, then we are all by definition criminally insane.
And so far, I have zero evidence that the small percentage of us who drive gas guzzlers have caused any change at all in the Earth's temperature.
To imply that only those "committed" to each other should have a right to marry is pure bigotry.
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