“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76908 Dec 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem fine with social security and medicare. Obamacare is merely an extension of medicare, ensuring that more people are covered an d have accessible health care. Those programs alone do not make him a socialist.
Shows how little you know.
No, Angela, NO.
Medicare is a govrnment funded single payer plan.
Affordable Care Act requires people to go into a market/exchange and buy private insurance, like Blue Cross or Humana etc.

Compulsory, yes. the same as Medicare NO
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#76909 Dec 7, 2012
Oh crap, here we go again.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#76910 Dec 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem fine with social security and medicare. Obamacare is merely an extension of medicare, ensuring that more people are covered an d have accessible health care. Those programs alone do not make him a socialist.
Shows how little you know.
Obamacare is NOT "merely an extension of medicare/medicaid." Show how little YOU know.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#76911 Dec 7, 2012
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>Dennis Kucinich is a liberal.
Bernie Sanders is a socialist.
You are an idiot.
Don't be sad
Two out of three ain't bad

“No. 1 Stunna”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#76912 Dec 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem fine with social security and medicare. Obamacare is merely an extension of medicare, ensuring that more people are covered an d have accessible health care. Those programs alone do not make him a socialist.
Shows how little you know.
To even get Medicare when you retire, you or your spouse must have worked long enough to be eligible for Social Security or railroad retirement benefits — usually having earned 40 credits from about 10 years of work — even if you are not yet receiving these benefits. If you don't pay into the system, you don't get it.

Obamacare on the other hand gives you free or subsidized heathcare just for taking up space.

You won't get it, until you actually have to pay for it. If we actually raised taxes to the level necessary to pay for all the left’s wonderful programs, your taxes would go up by thousands of dollars and mine would probably go up by 10k and the whole economy would tank Then maybe you'd care ... when it starts affecting your quality of life.

Personally, when it comes time to raise the debt ceiling I think republicans should say we will not vote for any package unless it places annual deficits below annual growth in tax receipts and force the democrats to either cut or fund all their stuff by taxing the living crap out of ALL of us. They'd all be out of office.

As it is, republicans are just allowing democrats to mortgage my children’s future and every unborn children's future by saddling them with massive debt to pay for the bottom feeders of the current generation. Democrats call this being "kind." It's easy to be generous with other people's money, but I wouldn't call that being kind.
angela

Saint Paul, MN

#76913 Dec 7, 2012
(I got logged out somehow).

If you're bored, check this out for some laughs:

http://live.washingtonpost.com/carolyn-hax-li...

Carolyn Hax's annual holiday horror stories. Skip/skim past the boring every day advice stuf funtil you get to the holiday theme. Some people have CUH-RAZY families and insane in-laws.
angela

Saint Paul, MN

#76914 Dec 7, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
No, Angela, NO.
Medicare is a govrnment funded single payer plan.
Affordable Care Act requires people to go into a market/exchange and buy private insurance, like Blue Cross or Humana etc.
Compulsory, yes. the same as Medicare NO
No, I get that, I was being overly simplistic. Anyone who accepts Medicare when they're older has no business denying tax-funded health coverage to others.

Most of the developed world has universal health care. I don't think Obama's plan goes nearly far enough. We suck at this in this country. Shitty health care at inflated prices to feed the pockets of insurance companies and their boards. Screw that. R emove the insurers alltogether.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#76915 Dec 7, 2012
Oh, and you don't have to work/pay into the system in order to use Medicare. Once you turn 65, you get to be on it. Also, people with certain disabilities are on it as well.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#76916 Dec 7, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_ (United_States)

In general, all persons 65 years of age or older who have been legal residents of the United States for at least 5 years are eligible for Medicare.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#76917 Dec 7, 2012
Hi everyone. The holiday party was a lot of fun and a perfect break from unpacking. The company president dressed up as Santa and we all got iPad Minis and AmEx gift cards. I was planning on stopping at Target on my way home from the party anyway, so I added a case for the mini to my list.:)

Unpacking is going slowly but surely. I'm going to order pizza soon and decide if I want to keep unpacking into the night or open a bottle of wine and find a movie on HBO or OnDemand.

“No. 1 Stunna”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#76918 Dec 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M edicare_(United_States)
In general, all persons 65 years of age or older who have been legal residents of the United States for at least 5 years are eligible for Medicare.
It says "in general" because almost everyone meets the requirements for Social Security, which entitles you to also receive medicare. To be eligible for social security you must have paid into it for at least ten years. here this is right from the social security office itself:

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detai...

It's yet another wonderful welfare program that we can't afford.

“No. 1 Stunna”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#76919 Dec 7, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
The company president dressed up as Santa and we all got iPad Minis and AmEx gift cards.
Wow, that's awesome.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#76920 Dec 7, 2012
Have any of you heard of "Japanese Rain Goggles"?

Google it. You don't have to click on any link. Just read the results from the first result, which should be urban dictionary. You should Be abble to read enough just from the google results page.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#76921 Dec 7, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
Hi everyone. The holiday party was a lot of fun and a perfect break from unpacking. The company president dressed up as Santa and we all got iPad Minis and AmEx gift cards. I was planning on stopping at Target on my way home from the party anyway, so I added a case for the mini to my list.:)
Unpacking is going slowly but surely. I'm going to order pizza soon and decide if I want to keep unpacking into the night or open a bottle of wine and find a movie on HBO or OnDemand.
What cool gifts!! Is this out of hte ordinary, rather over the top? Or is this on par with a good year for the firm?

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#76922 Dec 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
What cool gifts!! Is this out of hte ordinary, rather over the top? Or is this on par with a good year for the firm?
It is and it isn't on par. There's always the AmEx cards and then we usually have a raffle. There's one huge prize (big screen TV), a lot of good to awesome prizes (Kindles, iPods, tickets to sporting events or amusement parks), and anyone who doesn't win with a raffle ticket gets an additional gift card for gas, the grocery store, Starbucks, etc.

Giving everyone an iPad Mini was genius. I'm sure it was cheaper and everyone was happy - no complaining.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#76923 Dec 7, 2012
That's wonderful!

Here's a Q I posted on FB tonight:

As far as being a party/gathering host: What five liquors would you have in your home?(Excluding wines and beers, etc. liquor only.)

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#76924 Dec 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
That's wonderful!
Here's a Q I posted on FB tonight:
As far as being a party/gathering host: What five liquors would you have in your home?(Excluding wines and beers, etc. liquor only.)
Vodka - Absolut or Grey Goose
Rum - Captain Morgan or Bacardi
Tequila - Patron
Gin - don't know my brands
Whiskey - don't know my brands

Bailey's if it's winter
Coconut rum if it's summer

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76925 Dec 7, 2012
2 christmas parties tonight. I am at my desk waiting to sober up enough to drive home. I left the 2nd one before the band started and they guys got too wasted. Too old for that. Good parties though

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#76927 Dec 7, 2012
This iPad is so cool!
Aisle Sitter on Vacation

Munich, Germany

#76928 Dec 7, 2012
Guten Morgen, Kinder!

Here's Abby:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TUBJR691TK...

Here's Amy:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T3OHDBP8JH...

I'm off to another Kristkindlemarkt today, I think, and will defiantly spend a bunch more time with the nephews. They're an awful lot of fun; A observed several times yesterday "we're all together!" and said to his Uncle "I like you Uncle M!" M is a little parrot; he has NO IDEA what he's saying sometimes; he was fiddling with something he shouldn't have been playing with, and started repeating what we told him - "no clanking" "clanking not allowed" - and shoot his head while trying to clank it again...:-D

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