Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847739 Jan 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Did you miss it? Down at the bottom of the chart:
Weighted average: 8.3%
That's combining "enough of them to equal the size of the US". Compare that to our 13.8%.
Here's another:
http://www.globalhealthfacts.org/data/topic/m...
Per capita spending:
US =$7,960
Global =$990
I know, facts just suck don't they?
There are factors I'm sure are not included in there like illegals. Plus you have to figure in that a lot of those just tell you to go home you are not worth the cost of that treatment. Best watch what you wish for.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847740 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Redistribution of wealth and control of the people.
You obviously have no clue what "Redistribution of Wealth" refers to and as for controlling people it was Republicans who want to control women's bodies & who can get married.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847741 Jan 26, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Rolex goes off in a couple of hours, great weather, highs in 70's lows in 50's.
Also, Danica has begun dating fellow driver Stenhouse.
Danica is married. Unless she got divorced and I didn't hear about it.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#847742 Jan 26, 2013
jiminy cricket wrote:
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There were Republicans who are just as much to blame.
But Democrats are most responsible for this mess - hands down.
Democrats had sixty years of virtually unbroken power in Congress - with substantial majorities most of the time. Can a group of smart people studying issue after issue for years on end with virtually unlimited resources at their command not come up with a single policy that works?
For many it is simply a matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job.
For others, the failure is deliberate. It has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy - Orchestrated Crisis.
The Strategy was first elucidated in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation magazine by a pair of radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. David Horowitz summarizes it as:
"The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The 'Cloward-Piven Strategy' seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse."
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack...
This is the strategy that has permeated the Democrat Party and has escalated over a relatively short amount of time - President Obama represents the epitiomy and the success of that strategy.
For over a decade prior to the bubble collapse the GOP had "unbroken power in Congress".

Now, how 'bout that one about the kid with the beans.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847743 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>You better start worrying about it Ghostie all that is going to change under Obamacare.
More people buying insurance from private insurance companies to get health care in private institutions from private doctors.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#847744 Jan 26, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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You took a swing and missed....
You spout off some law blog about guns rights are limited...
How about 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'?
If we can limit guns then why not foodstamps?
Food stamps help feed people moron, guns especially assault weapons kill them.
You're an idiot!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847745 Jan 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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So end Medicare/Medicaid and privatize all education and end all governmental support for education and eliminate the FDA.
Works for me.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#847746 Jan 26, 2013
TSM wrote:
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RealDave on Obama ‘s Watch ….CBO reports Food Stamp Rolls Exploded By 70%, Record 5.4 Million Sign Up For Disability under Obama that’s just the Facts!!
Sh*t happens when the Bush recession sends 8 million to the unemployment lines.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#847747 Jan 26, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
You gun nuts are pathetically programmed stooges for the NRA, do you seriously think they really care about anything other than gaining wealth? No one has ever tried to take away private gun ownership,besides things are far different now than when our nation needed an armned militia which was the sole reason for that being in the constitution.
We now are required to have safety belts in cars,,,DUH, we have lots of requirements now that we didn't have years ago. We as a society have more than proven that we have to be protected from our selves. With every gunnut in the US able to purchase any weapon they choose...Get real..Cowboy idiots. Maybe when Animals start to shoot back then we can upgrade. Common sense laws are just that.
We currently have more guns than the next 17 nations combined...over 3,000 of our children die needlessly every year. Responsible gun control has become a necessity in this country. The NRA plays you people like they own you and then you go out and prove that to be true.
Damn how many guns and ammo clips is enough, we desperatly need gun legislation and common sense weapons, along with background checks on all owners, how you gun nuts can't see that is mind boggling. I repeat your argument that the government is taking away your rights to bear arms is a stupid one and isn't true. How many must die before we do something.
Ghostie, Again you better read and understand the Second Amendment, before you go off, half- cocked....It also protects us from the government.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847748 Jan 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong answer but thank you for playing. ACA was the resulting compromise to GOP opposition of the originally proposed single payer option. So, in effect the GOP authored the ACA.
Doesn't matter which progressives did it control of the people is the goal.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847749 Jan 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Given the choice between Medicare/Medicaid and single payer, single payer is the most cost effective way to go if you compare our per capita healthcare spending with single payer countries. I don't think the ACA's gonna bridge that cost gap.
I had hoped that that would have been the goal , but given the extreme position of the opposition, this compromise was left wanting. The good things are that insurance companies must spend 80% on healthcare and eliminating the pre existing clause. Lets see what happens.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#847750 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> There are factors I'm sure are not included in there like illegals. Plus you have to figure in that a lot of those just tell you to go home you are not worth the cost of that treatment. Best watch what you wish for.
In the face of facts you retreat into mumbling rhetoric.

"What if"
"Maybe"
"Stands to reason"

SOP for the right.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847751 Jan 26, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> More people buying insurance from private insurance companies to get health care in private institutions from private doctors.
I was talking about his medical care. VA. Try to keep up.
jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847752 Jan 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Here's some data:
http://www.globalhealthfacts.org/data/topic/m...
Look at Cuba sitting in the sweet spot in the third graph:
http://ucatlas.ucsc.edu/spend.php
You got something besides hand wringing speculation?
Remember, data not op-eds.
If Cuba is such a paradise, wonder why so many people risk their lives leaving it?

Dr. Jaime Suchlicki of the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies explains the three levels of health care in Cuba:

First is for foreigners known as “medical tourism” who pay in hard currency and get First World treatment of clean, well supplied and state-of-the-art medical care.

(Cubans speak of “tourism apartheid”- separate hotels, separate beaches, separate restaurants, separate everything - causing widespread resentment in the general population.)

The second is for Cuban elites — the Party, the military, official artists and writers, etc. Their system, like the one for medical tourists, is top-notch.

The real Cuban system that ordinary people must use is wretched. Conditions are so unsanitary, patients have to bring their own bedsheets, soap, towels, food, light bulbs and even toilet paper. Basic medications are scarce. Finding an aspirin can be a chore and an antibiotic will fetch a fortune on the black market.

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/cuba/heal...

http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA557_Cuban_He...

http://www.global-politics.co.uk/issue9/hanna...

You scare me sometimes.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#847753 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Danica is married. Unless she got divorced and I didn't hear about it.
Divorced the physical therapist a few months ago.

Since: Dec 12

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#847754 Jan 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Food stamps help feed people moron, guns especially assault weapons kill them.
You're an idiot!
So you propose that we use guns to reduce the number of food stamp recipients ... I like it. Carol's gonna love it as long as you only reduce the number of brown food stamp recipients.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#847755 Jan 26, 2013
North Korea getting set to off a nuke so it seems.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#847756 Jan 26, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Doesn't matter which progressives did it control of the people is the goal.
You're going to have to point out that "control of the people" part of the bill. I must have missed it.
jiminy cricket

Orlando, FL

#847757 Jan 26, 2013
Cloward-Piven Strategy and Orchestrated Crisis.

Radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.

The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The Cloward-Piven Strategy hastens the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

Some of you really can't be so blind as to not see this is actually happening?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#847758 Jan 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong answer but thank you for playing. ACA was the resulting compromise to GOP opposition of the originally proposed single payer option. So, in effect the GOP authored the ACA.
Thank you

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