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There was never a need for insurance for the 40 million (where did that number come from anyway?). Nearly every state or county had plans in place to ensure that those who were uninsured could get help when they needed it - without paying a dime for the care they got. Hospitals in California have a rule that they must take anyone who comes in the emergency room door and treat them. Illegals use this little rule for minor illnesses all the time. The counties will give you insurance for free or for small payments. At least they did prior to obamacare. I don't know what the rules are now, but they can't be good. My monthly medical costs went up by a huge percentage. It takes more than 20% of my monthly income to pay for the medicines that keep me alive. Maybe I'm pretty sure that pretty soon I will be offered a pill to just get out of the way...
We've had an unusually warm winter this year in California, but it is nothing we haven't seen before. It might be warm here, but I have chills every time I hear the word "consensus". Consensus, as you well know, is not science. It's just a bunch of losers getting together and whining that they aren't getting enough study grants so they had better some up with a crisis pronto. I was around in 1974 when the crisis was another ice age. Guaranteed. Oops. Didn't happen. I don't think consensus could force climate change no matter how hard those so-called scientists hope it will happen. I have worked way too hard in my life for the pittance that the government allows me to keep. Time to just say, "No." to any money for global warming/climate change.
Sadly, we have taught our children to scorn work that they feel is beneath them. They fail to learn that all work can be useful and can provide valuable training and preparation for better jobs. Flip burgers? Are you kidding? Of course, this applies only to those kids willing to work at all. The welfare bunch does not see a need for work in any form. They have been taught that the government will provide. Of course, it is not the government, but those who do work for a living that provide their free ride. Having a job does provide a sense of accomplishment and of pride. It feels good to be able to pay the bills and indulge in something fun once in a while. Unfortunately, it is getting a lot harder to find work and especially full time work. There are an awful lot of people out there who would love to have a job. People who would work hard if given the chance. But it is not up to any government to create or provide those jobs. It is up to the government to get out of the way so that entrepreneurs can create jobs and businesses can grow and provide jobs. Getting government out of the picture is a step in the right direction.
Is critical thinking...? No.
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Their Right to Your Money

Sorceress Wrote: Mar 23, 2014 7:06 PM
As long as the courts are filled with leftist politicians - yes I know judges are supposed to be apolitical and have no party affiliation, but then there's the Supreme Court and all others down the line to observe that they invariably have political affiliations - the politicians will win every time. No judge should have granted the politicians status to sue the people whom they serve. Period. Look to the courts. When the politicians are toasting with champagne and drooling over all the new taxes, remember who elected them in the first place. Hey, is tar and feathering still illegal?
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Biblical Bad-Asses: Elijah

Sorceress Wrote: Mar 23, 2014 6:58 PM
Alas, this is not my time of life to become an Elijah. All I can do is live my life in accordance with the ideals and standards that I know are right. Yet, I will speak out whenever I can in whatever manner I see fit. Even a lone voice crying out may be of some use against the overwhelming tide of corruption that is flooding the world in these perilous times. Thanks, Doug, for your reminder that we all can kick a little behind if we are willing to take the consequences.
There should be no box to check indicating race on any college application. The only race that applies is: Human.
I worry that the state or federal government will rule that home schooled children must adhere to the CC standards and use that material for teaching. Currently, my grandson is home schooled. His mother had hoped to put him in a local Christian school, but even there CC is intruding. I always thought that education should be locally decided and supervised. We don't need a federal propaganda machine indoctrinating our children and grandchildren. They get enough propaganda on TV, in movies and in their music.
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Freedom for Me, but Not for Thee

Sorceress Wrote: Mar 21, 2014 12:58 AM
The Gipper "The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." --Ronald Reagan I think that this quote pretty much reminds us that we must protect our rights no matter the potential consequences or we are not worthy of being called Americans. Our founding fathers knew the potential for tyranny from the federal government and attempted to build in as many protections from the government a possible. Over time, these have been so seriously eroded that these men would be hard pressed to recognize the gift they gave us and would wonder what sort of lazy/simple fools the citizens had become to so let the government degrade into the cancer of intrusion, taxation and regulation it currently is. If we are truly deserving of the country that was given to us by their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, we must stand against the tyranny that is the federal government in general and this administration in particular.
This debacle needs absolutely to be repealed. It never should have been passed in the first place. When it could not pass constitutional muster at the Supreme Court, the court illegally changed some wording to change it from penalty to tax in order to pretend that it conformed to the Constitution. The founding fathers were pretty clear on forbidding the federal government from forcing citizens to purchase a commodity they neither want nor need. There were already programs in place at state, county and federal levels to accommodate the poor in need of health care. Health care is not one of the enumerated powers. Get rid of it entirely before it cost too many more jobs, lives, bank accounts and mental health for Americans who cannot afford this atrocity of a law. Never forget that this is a law and a tax, not health care.
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A Tiger of a Book

Sorceress Wrote: Mar 18, 2014 7:02 PM
Sadly, the welfare state has made not "rising" too attractive to way too many of all races. When there was no alternative but to get out there and do your best, most people rose to the challenge. Success was within reach if you worked hard and did your best. The problems came with increasing tax rates, excessive regulation and prevailing attitudes that no one should bother to work hard because you get paid no matter what you do. I can remember when you walked into a store looking for something and every employee knew exactly where in the store that item was no matter how obscure. Employees in the most menial of jobs did the job to their best ability with grace and with the intent of using the job as a stepping stone. The middle class in America (particularly the young people) have become lazy. They no longer see a low paying job as a way to get started and to learn business techniques. They scorn jobs that they believe are beneath them like fast food or service station jobs. Kids who come from upper class families and go to college come out of college thinking that they should get the vice-president's job or that they should have a huge house and a new car because their parents have those things. They lack the work ethic that got their parents those things to begin with. Immigrants bring their hunger for success and their desire to achieve with them. They are not burdened with already having all the goodies that seem to come along with just being American.
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