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On a good note, an automotive company has announced they are expanding, which will bring over 600 jobs to my area.
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The Diaper We Know as Obamanomics

supercarp Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:19 AM
Obamacare is rotten, but not for the reason you gave. It's rotten because it doesn't change anything about the way medicine is practiced in the US. It only proposes to fund it$$$$$ We need to make basic changes to the whole system to get the spending in line. And change is kryptonite to a republican.
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The Diaper We Know as Obamanomics

supercarp Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:14 AM
All of what you say is true, especially the last. Obama is, compared to past politicians of any kind, a moderate. But the right has branded him a communist so often that they believe they read it in the Bible.
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The Diaper We Know as Obamanomics

supercarp Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:10 AM
Which must be true, because it was on a website.
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The Diaper We Know as Obamanomics

supercarp Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:09 AM
I believe in being fiscally conservative, but that doesn't mean we have to pull the rug out from under senior citizens, for example. Tea Partiers are myopic to the point that they can only contemplate their own navels. Tort reform would drop our medical costs substantially; we just need to convince all the lawyers in congress.
This kind of generalization is useless. That's like saying that there are no conservative intellectuals. I bet there is at least one.
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Caught Red-Handed on Climate Change

supercarp Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 1:33 PM
I'm trying to understand the rationale for not believeing that global warming is happening. If you think that all the people who believe it stand to gain monetarily, that is very far from the truth. I don't see how a person can be concerned about the economic future of our country for our children and not be concerned about the future of the planet.
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The 25th Annual No Pants Senate

supercarp Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:40 PM
Since Medicare and Medicaid are the largest part of our economic problem, why don't we make at least a perfunctory effort at fixing our medical delivery system instead of just talking about cutting it. Fix it then we won't have to cut it. The trouble with Obamacare is that there are no fixes: just more of the same insurance-driven care. Get the doctors on the right side: we need tort reform. It would fix more than the (mostly lawyers) congress will admit.
This is whatI mean by fear mongering.
Global warming is scarier to people who are not going to be able to move when the water levels start rising. Fear mongering is used by many groups in order to get their issues noticed, but I don't think that scientists have that agenda, in general. They just report their findings and let politicians bicker about what they mean.
It is possible to be fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I'm not sure what an "actual conservative" is, but I fear it involves a good deal of posturing and paranoia.
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