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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#956783 Jul 30, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>You mean the same 'train wreck' in our unsustainable healthcare system that all healthcare professionals decried BEFORE the Obamacare reform bill was finally passed by Congress.
We ALL decried a broken health care system long before Obamacare. Physicians stopped "decrying" and are just throwing in the towel.

Did you read my posts explaining why health care costs are so insanely outrageous and that's the pink elephant everyone is pretending not to see?

Or do you just like chasing your tail trying to fix the wrong problem like so many others are doing of which Obama is the prime example?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956784 Jul 30, 2013
Just two weeks after Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, the Congressional Black Caucus has suggested Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston fill her spot.

A letter dated July 25 and signed by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and caucus chairwoman, urges President Obama to consider Miss Jackson Lee for the position, calling the Democrat a “voice of reason” that the agency could stand to gain, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“Representative Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security,” the letter reads.

Mrs. Jackson Lee currently serves as a ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, a position that the caucus said she “stands as a strong and honest ‘voice of reason.’”

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#956785 Jul 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol is not suggesting anything of the kind. It's all in your head.
Lowering health care costs which is still the pink elephant in the room that everyone is squeezing around and pretending not to see would make insurance much more affordable.
Most Americans don't mind paying a little more for those who are truly needy. Safety nets are always going to be in place.
But a heck of a lot more people could afford health insurance IF it was more affordable.
When Dem suggested your daughter might need surgery and not have in insurance you said she would get treated for free if she couldn't pay. By "free" you mean other customers of the health care system will pay for it.

Liar AND socialist.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#956786 Jul 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Very few people under the age of 40 believe they will ever receive any Social Security benefits and they resent paying the tax.
lol! Is this something you want others to look up to support your claim?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956787 Jul 30, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Christians have always believed that they were better because they would be the only ones going to heaven for believing in Jesus Christ as GOD than any other religion converts. But, we still work with them and cooperate on solving problems in society.
I have my own personal beliefs about who may receive a rewarding afterlife, and like most people I know it differs from the doctrine you think is manifest.

I'd like to know where you "work with them ans cooperate on solving problems in society". Sounds like a very small and inocuous place that is disconnected from the real world... like Utopia.
Do you mutilate your daughters' vaginas?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#956788 Jul 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Donal Trump and Warren Buffet each carry billionS worth of term life__what sort of wealthy people are "you" referring to?
He's not the brightest bulb on the tree. He continually makes statements he can't back up. That's what happens when one puts more faith in personal opinions than facts.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#956789 Jul 30, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Using a conservative claim to support your claim doesn't help your case.
they provide the link if you look and takes you right to the Social Security Website where it states

Background to the Case:

The fact that workers contribute to the Social Security program's funding through a dedicated payroll tax establishes a unique connection between those tax payments and future benefits. More so than general federal income taxes can be said to establish "rights" to certain government services. This is often expressed in the idea that Social Security benefits are "an earned right." This is true enough in a moral and political sense. But like all federal entitlement programs, Congress can change the rules regarding eligibility--and it has done so many times over the years. The rules can be made more generous, or they can be made more restrictive. Benefits which are granted at one time can be withdrawn, as for example with student benefits, which were substantially scaled-back in the 1983 Amendments.

There has been a temptation throughout the program's history for some people to suppose that their FICA payroll taxes entitle them to a benefit in a legal, contractual sense. That is to say, if a person makes FICA contributions over a number of years, Congress cannot, according to this reasoning, change the rules in such a way that deprives a contributor of a promised future benefit. Under this reasoning, benefits under Social Security could probably only be increased, never decreased, if the Act could be amended at all. Congress clearly had no such limitation in mind when crafting the law. Section 1104 of the 1935 Act, entitled "RESERVATION OF POWER," specifically said: "The right to alter, amend, or repeal any provision of this Act is hereby reserved to the Congress." Even so, some have thought that this reservation was in some way unconstitutional. This is the issue finally settled by Flemming v. Nestor.

In this 1960 Supreme Court decision Nestor's denial of benefits was upheld even though he had contributed to the program for 19 years and was already receiving benefits. Under a 1954 law, Social Security benefits were denied to persons deported for, among other things, having been a member of the Communist party. Accordingly, Mr. Nestor's benefits were terminated. He appealed the termination arguing, among other claims, that promised Social Security benefits were a contract and that Congress could not renege on that contract. In its ruling, the Court rejected this argument and established the principle that entitlement to Social Security benefits is not contractual right.

http://www.ssa.gov/history/nestor.html
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956790 Jul 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> More baloney. There is no reason to be;eve SS will disappear in 25 years.
Throughout its history, adjustments have been made just like there will be now. Just think in 5 years most baby boomers will likely be dead.
Dumbass Dave hits a new low in studipity considering that baby boomers range in age from 47 to 67.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#956791 Jul 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
An "outside-the-box" idea for redevelopment of Detroit.
http://birmingham.patch.com/groups/editors-pi...
I saw that and think its a great idea that'll never happen. However, this is happening already:

http://blightbustersdetroit.com/
LCN Llin

United States

#956792 Jul 30, 2013
President George Bush shows up at the White House with his father, President G H W Bush. Both seem to enjoy President Obama.

Neither attended the Republican convention of 2012.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#956793 Jul 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're sounding a lot like Michelle Bachmann lately doll__are your drugs misfiring?
You really don't know much, do you? If you don't know the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of this world make a killing on keeping racial division alive and well, you're sounding a lot like Homer Simpson.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#956794 Jul 30, 2013
Activist Son of Key Racist Leader Renounces White Nationalism

“I can’t support a movement that tells me I can’t be a friend to whomever I wish or that other people’s races requires me to think about them in a certain way or be suspicious of their advancements,” Black wrote toward the end of his four-page statement.“Minorities must have the ability to rise to positions of power, and many supposed ‘race’ issues are in fact issues of structural oppression, poor educational prospects, and limited opportunity. The differences I thought I observed didn’t go nearly as deeply as I imagined. I believe we can move beyond the sort of mind-boggling emphasis white nationalism puts on maintaining an oppressive, exclusive sense of identity — oppressive for others and stifling for our society.”

http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/07/17/acti...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#956796 Jul 30, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
When Dem suggested your daughter might need surgery and not have in insurance you said she would get treated for free if she couldn't pay. By "free" you mean other customers of the health care system will pay for it.
Liar AND socialist.
I never said anything of the kind. Go back to sleep. Or drink some more coffee before posting again.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#956797 Jul 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Just two weeks after Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, the Congressional Black Caucus has suggested Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston fill her spot.
A letter dated July 25 and signed by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and caucus chairwoman, urges President Obama to consider Miss Jackson Lee for the position, calling the Democrat a “voice of reason” that the agency could stand to gain, the Houston Chronicle reported.
“Representative Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security,” the letter reads.
Mrs. Jackson Lee currently serves as a ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, a position that the caucus said she “stands as a strong and honest ‘voice of reason.’”
Oh hell no! Not that loon!!!
LCN Llin

United States

#956798 Jul 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Recently heard a Muslim Middle Eastern expert explain that most radical Islamists are uneducated and can't read. The only way they can feel relevant in today's world is through violence and terrorism.
Made a lot of sense to me.
"Recently heard ..."
This a funny generalization,as generalization go.
You may be fooled easily if this "Made a lot of sense ".

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#956799 Jul 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
An "outside-the-box" idea for redevelopment of Detroit.
http://birmingham.patch.com/groups/editors-pi...
I shouldn't say "never", I think its an idea that will happen, I just don't think we're there yet. I think the information economy will cause central government authority to become obsolete and this is the sort of thing that may replace it, at least in some places.

Meanwhile, Manning verdict due this afternoon.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956800 Jul 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
A surgeon's expertise should be compensated just like any medical physician who spent years in school and in residency to become a doctor.
But the attitudes in the medical profession, inflated egos and apathy, sometimes peaks even before a medical student becomes a full-fledged doctor.
And unnecessary tests and procedures are done on a routine "knee-jerk reflex" basis because of the fear of being frivolously sued.
Few people respect the medical profession anymore. There's a good reason for that.
A hospital admission just means everyone can get on board the gravy train - and many do. Specialty doctors are called in for "consults" and get paid just for dictating something in your chart whether they actually treated you or not.
This is not how it's supposed to work.
Just eliminating the outrageous costs of medical supplies and unnecessary tests alone would reduce costs. Making insurance competitive nationwide is another.
But very few surgeons and specialist are worth the god-awful amounts of money the insurances pays them and patients getting stuck with the rest of an outrageous bill.
Doctors used to work for a chicken. It's supposed to be "a calling". Not an insurance Ponzi scheme.
Gimme a number for earnings, not a speech.

Or break it down to one procedure; how much should an orthopedic surgeon be paid to repair a badly fractured ankle requiring plates, pins, screws, etc? Just his fee, not the hospital cost.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#956801 Jul 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So you think $16,000 is a reasonable cost to deliver a baby - even by C-section?
How could women afford to have children before HMOs?
I knew you wouldn't answer the question but wander off into bizzaro world.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956802 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
What "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Can Teach Us About Don Lemon's Suggestion That Black People Should Pull Up Their Pants and Pick Up Litter
To much condemnation by "Black Twitter" and other social media, CNN's Don Lemon said that black people could improve their lot in life by following his suggestions and guidelines about their personal comportment and behavior.
Given that the context and prompt for his advice was the murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, Lemon's suggestions are especially noxious.
As an African-American, Lemon is recycling the politics of "black respectability", what is a very old tradition in black life and social thought. He is dead center in the centuries-long tradition of black political thought.
But, he has no appreciation for its nuances.
Lemon's argument, that black folks should pick up litter, pull up their pants, and stop making babies everywhere out of wedlock, reveals a piss poor understanding of the relationship between life chances, institutional racism, political economy, and race in post civil rights America. Lemon is also factually challenged.
Not all of us are properly trained social scientists. That does not render one mute in speaking about issues of American politics, society, and public/private life.
But, given his national and high-profile position, I would expect a bit more from Don Lemon. Maybe he should read a few books and articles by serious people such as William Julius Wilson, Sudhir Venkatesh, Cathy Cohen, Mary Patillo, John Jackson, Joseph Stiglitz, Michelle Alexander, Elijah Anderson, Mario Small, and others before offering up his half-processed folksy wisdom from the barbershop tailor made for public (white) consumption about black poverty, race, and upward mobility? I dare to dream.
Alas, Don Lemon is part of a long tradition of public scolding by African-Americans against "deviants" in their own community, one which recycles white racism under the guise of "black tough love". History suggests that Don Lemon has much good company in this very profitable public performance: a book is no doubt forthcoming; there will be a speaking tour too.
Don Lemon proudly proclaimed that he is going to be an Uncle Tom. Who am I to interfere with a man's dreams?
http://www.chaunceydevega.com/2013/07/what-it...
This reaction is why the black community remains in poverty, failures regardless of government assistance.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#956803 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Start With the Man in the Mirror, Don Lemon
The CNN anchor's "tough talk" fails to reflect what's really going on in the black community.
What Lemon did on his show -- wagging his finger at all the pants-sagging, littering, unwed high school dropouts -- was a mutation of truth telling. He was nothing more than a tattletale, pointing excitedly to all the things his brothers and sisters are doing wrong in the hopes of what? A reward? A pat on the back? A seat at Bill O'Reilly's table?
http://www.theroot.com/views/start-man-mirror...
lolololololhahahahaha dont show WHITE PEOPLE YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY lololololhaahahahahah BIGOTS RACISTS lololololhahahaha GET EM CNN lololol OBAMA lolololhahaha LIBERALS putting darkie in check for HILLARY hahahahaha lolololol SAME SCRIPT ELECTION SEASON IS HERE AGAIN lololololol NOW THE BLACKMAN GOES UNDER THE BUS lolololol THE WHITEMAN WENT UNDER THE BUS FOR OBAMA NOW THE BLACKMAN GOES UNDER THE BUS FOR HILLARY hahahahahaha ROLL OVER

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