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“Smarter Than You”

Since: May 12

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#40576 Jun 21, 2013
TSF wrote:
I get so much conflicting information about the affordable health care law that I am still unsure about its effect on me personally. I already have insurance which is expensive but pays when I have a problem. All indications so far show that my premiums will be increasing. I don't know how much at this time.
The republican noise machine seems to agree that the act will add another trillion dollars to the national debt over the next 10 years. The democrat noise machine seems to feel that it actually lowers medical costs overall for the government. I have never actually witnessed medical costs declining, so I am skeptical of the democrats claim. The republican claim seems reasonable in terms of numbers. The question that baffles me is why republikans are so upset about adding one trillion dollars to the national debt over 10 years when just last week they quietly and with no qualms added one trillion dollars to the national debt IN ONE DAY with a massive give away to cane, beet and dairy mega agro-business.
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as per your comment medical cost are indeed rising.our country is in a lot of trouble.the farm bill was indeed defeated.expect 2014 to be a time of great change for America.only a negative vote on the immigration bill can forestall a Republican victory in 2014.the long-term prospects for Obama care do not appear to be good.
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40577 Jun 21, 2013
Thanks Robert. You are right, I am behind. Interesting article.
172 republikans voted to give them the money. 62 republicans voted against the massive give away. 24 dems voted for the massive give away. 177 democrats voted against the give away. Old Nancy did vote against it, so at least I can give her credit for that bit of wisdom. So now, temporarily, the USA will not have to borrow 940 billion dollars to give to the mega agro-business. What is curious it that the republikans are constantly screaming about US debt and government spending , but are constantly voting to give away money, in this case,$940 billion dollars (0.940 trillion dollars) or 5.8% of the total US debt . what is wrong with that picture?
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>The farm bill was defeated in the House, T.. Get up to speed! Maybe you need to direct your ire to your friend Nancy Pelosi.
http://politix.topix.com/homepage/6649-nancy-...
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40578 Jun 21, 2013
It looks like the cost of medical care, medicine and insurance are spiraling upward together just as they have been doing for years. Since I already had good insurance, probably the new insurance law will cost me money, at least that is what my insurance person is telling me and I have no reason to doubt her. I just still do not know how much it will cost. The uncertainty is my main objection to the implementation of the new insurance. I still think preventing the insurance companies from cancelling people because they get sick is a good idea.
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> as per your comment medical cost are indeed rising.our country is in a lot of trouble.the farm bill was indeed defeated.expect 2014 to be a time of great change for America.only a negative vote on the immigration bill can forestall a Republican victory in 2014.the long-term prospects for Obama care do not appear to be good.
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40579 Jun 21, 2013
Agriculture: Agricultural Exports and Imports

848 - Agricultural Exports and Imports--Volume by Principal Commodities [Excel 44k]|[PDF 68k]

849 - Agricultural Exports and Imports--Value [Excel 32k]|[PDF 62k]

850 - Agricultural Imports--Value by Selected Commodity [Excel 38k]|[PDF 62k]

851 - Agricultural Imports--Value by Selected Countries of Origin [Excel 42k]|[PDF 62k]

852 - Selected Farm Products--U.S. and World Production and Exports [Excel 33k]|[PDF 53k]

853 - Percent of U.S. Agricultural Commodity Output Exported [Excel 35k]|[PDF 58k]

854 - Top 10 U.S. Export Markets for Selected Commodities: 2010 [Excel 29k]|[PDF 58k]

855 - Agricultural Exports-Value by Principal Commodities [Excel 38k]|[PDF 67k]

856 - Agricultural Exports-Value by Selected Countries of Destination [Excel 41k]|[PDF 71k]
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/a...
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40580 Jun 21, 2013
Agriculture: Farm Income and Balance Sheet

830 - Family Farm Household Income and Wealth and by Gross Sales [Excel 38k]|[PDF 55k]

839 - Balance Sheet of The Farming Sector [Excel 47k]|[PDF 65k]

840 - Farm Sector Output and Value Added [Excel 70k]|[PDF 61k]

841 - Value Added To Economy by Agricultural Sector [Excel 70k]|[PDF 66k]

842 - Cash Receipts For Selected Commodities--Leading States: 2009 [Excel 114k]|[PDF 66k]

843 - Farm Income--Cash Receipts From Farm Marketings [Excel 61k]|[PDF 67k]

844 - Value of Agricultural Production, Income, and Government Payments [Excel 67k]|[PDF 67k]

845 - Farm Marketings, and Principal Commodities by State [Excel 113k]|[PDF 68k]

846 - Indexes of Prices Received and Paid by Farmers [Excel 38k]|[PDF 73k]

847 - Civilian Consumer Expenditures For Farm Foods [Excel 40k]|[PDF 68k]
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40581 Jun 21, 2013
International Statistics: Agricultural Production and Trade

1372 - World Supply and Utilization of Major Crops, Livestock, and Products [Excel 71k]|[PDF 60k]

1373 - World Crop Production Summary [Excel 62k]|[PDF 64k]

1374 - Wheat, Rice, and Corn--Exports and Imports of Leading Countries [Excel 41k]|[PDF 64k]

1375 - Fisheries--Commercial Catch by Country [Excel 33k]|[PDF 62k]

1376 - Meat Production by Type and Country [Excel 31k]|[PDF 62k]

1377 - Meat Consumption by Type and Country [Excel 31k]|[PDF 62k]

1378 - EU and U.S. Organic Land, Farm Sector, and Sales [Excel 43k]|[PDF 58k]
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40583 Jun 21, 2013
And the point is?
justasayin wrote:
Agriculture: Agricultural Exports and Imports
848 - Agricultural Exports and Imports--Volume by Principal Commodities [Excel 44k]|[PDF 68k]
849 - Agricultural Exports and Imports--Value [Excel 32k]|[PDF 62k]
850 - Agricultural Imports--Value by Selected Commodity [Excel 38k]|[PDF 62k]
851 - Agricultural Imports--Value by Selected Countries of Origin [Excel 42k]|[PDF 62k]
852 - Selected Farm Products--U.S. and World Production and Exports [Excel 33k]|[PDF 53k]
853 - Percent of U.S. Agricultural Commodity Output Exported [Excel 35k]|[PDF 58k]
854 - Top 10 U.S. Export Markets for Selected Commodities: 2010 [Excel 29k]|[PDF 58k]
855 - Agricultural Exports-Value by Principal Commodities [Excel 38k]|[PDF 67k]
856 - Agricultural Exports-Value by Selected Countries of Destination [Excel 41k]|[PDF 71k]
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/a...

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#40584 Jun 21, 2013
TSF wrote:
It looks like the cost of medical care, medicine and insurance are spiraling upward together just as they have been doing for years. Since I already had good insurance, probably the new insurance law will cost me money, at least that is what my insurance person is telling me and I have no reason to doubt her. I just still do not know how much it will cost. The uncertainty is my main objection to the implementation of the new insurance. I still think preventing the insurance companies from cancelling people because they get sick is a good idea.
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The main reason that medical costs are rising is subsidy, both public and private. You oppose agricultural subsidy, why do you support health care subsidy?
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40585 Jun 21, 2013
I would eliminate ALL subsidies if it were within my power to do so. Subsidies are the opposite of free enterprise. The reason I buy insurance ,on the other hand, is to be part of a self sustaining cooperative which would cover large expense on my part in the event of a serious accident, injury, sickness etc. Allowing insurance companies to cancel someone out as soon as they get sick is fraudulent. That defeats the very purpose of insurance. I oppose fraud as well as subsidies.. I trust insurance companies and their agents like I trust rattlesnakes under my truck seat. Both need close supervision and constant defanging.
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>The main reason that medical costs are rising is subsidy, both public and private. You oppose agricultural subsidy, why do you support health care subsidy?
Sam

Greenville, SC

#40586 Jun 21, 2013
TSF hardly no one knows what's going on with Obama Care. Except, companies will be keeping employees under 30 hours so they won't have to pay for their healthcare. And healthcare is likely going to go up. Creating a nation of part time workers.
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40588 Jun 22, 2013
TSF wrote:
And the point is?
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A farm bill covers a broad spectrum of the "mega agro-business". A farm bill impacts jobs, immigration, imports, exports etc. The "agro-business" as you call it, is probably the largest industry we have LEFT in this country. I know a trucker that takes yogurt containers out west and brings back produce. Did you read the bill? It's H.B. 1947 give it a try.
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40589 Jun 22, 2013
A trillion dollar give away affects our national debt in a trillion ways.. It also allows mega argo-business to hand taxpayers the bill for their mistakes, misjudgment and outright fraud. It allows consumers to pay artificially high prices for agricultural products like food. I remember the amusement of my farmer grand parents at the Federal Land Bank of yesteryear (part of the farm subsidy program) paying us by the acre NOT to plant crops. We were not mega -agro by any means with only hundreds of acres but came out about the same as if we had really worked the land. Those corporate farmers with millions of acres in that program became even more wealthy for doing nothing. It would be just peachy if everyone in the USA could be paid for doing nothing.
Republikans bitch about the 0.890 trillion dollar cost of social programs to the poor and then fall all over themselves attempting to give away A TRILLION DOLLARS TO AGRO-BUSINESS ON TOP OF THE 1.3 TRILLION DOLLAR THEY ARE GIVING OTHER CORPORATIONS. Lets see, giving 890 billion dollars to the poor is socialism but giving 2,300 billion dollars to corporations is not? I say cut it all out.
justasayin wrote:
<quoted text>A farm bill covers a broad spectrum of the "mega agro-business". A farm bill impacts jobs, immigration, imports, exports etc. The "agro-business" as you call it, is probably the largest industry we have LEFT in this country. I know a trucker that takes yogurt containers out west and brings back produce. Did you read the bill? It's H.B. 1947 give it a try.
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40590 Jun 22, 2013
Just a heads up to all you working republikans who want the ear of your NC governor McCorey. You can join the Renew North Carolina Foundation (a non profit) for only $25,000 per year for the low end membership or $50,000 per year for the better membership. You will then get the privilege of joining the governor for dinner at only $1000 . If you want to attend both days of his special "non profit" retreat, it will cost you an additional $10,000. they really are not expecting a large representation from working republikans so you might want to join and attend this gala event.
FST

Wilson, NC

#40591 Jun 22, 2013
If you are implying that NC budget negotiations purposefully coincide with this "retreat", you are one seriously suspicious individual. To imply that the North Carolina public budget will be decided behind closed doors is just shocking, shocking. I am sure there will be factory workers , teachers, cops and small business owners seated at the same tables as the out of state internet gambling representatives, big business and lawyers. They all have the same opportunity to pay their $50,000 +$10,000 and be represented in the budget process. You must be some kind of socialist, left wing commie outside agitator or cleric. We have already arrested hundreds of you kind in Raleigh for being in the way and interfering with lobbyist delivering their "contributions " to the state legislators and governor.
TSF wrote:
Just a heads up to all you working republikans who want the ear of your NC governor McCorey. You can join the Renew North Carolina Foundation (a non profit) for only $25,000 per year for the low end membership or $50,000 per year for the better membership. You will then get the privilege of joining the governor for dinner at only $1000 . If you want to attend both days of his special "non profit" retreat, it will cost you an additional $10,000. they really are not expecting a large representation from working republikans so you might want to join and attend this gala event.
Pull My Finger

Lenoir, NC

#40593 Jun 22, 2013
What do you smell?
simplex

United States

#40595 Jun 22, 2013
Pull My Finger wrote:
What do you smell?
cinnamon.
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40597 Jun 22, 2013
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>Big fat pus butt emlu!
Psssssssssst, your lack of intelligence is showing again....just sayin'.....
TSF

Wilson, NC

#40598 Jun 23, 2013
NC legislators in Raleigh cannot possibly be writing all these insane new bills which are being submitted in conflict with the interests of the citizens of NC. Actually, our laws are now being written by lobbyist who then pay our legislators to submit and enact the laws that the lobbyist want.. Government for sale to the highest bidder. Republikans are not really that stupid, they are just that corrupt.
justasayin

Lenoir, NC

#40599 Jun 23, 2013
TSF wrote:
NC legislators in Raleigh cannot possibly be writing all these insane new bills which are being submitted in conflict with the interests of the citizens of NC. Actually, our laws are now being written by lobbyist who then pay our legislators to submit and enact the laws that the lobbyist want.. Government for sale to the highest bidder. Republikans are not really that stupid, they are just that corrupt.
You started the conversation,to what "bills" are you referring? How are they "corrupt"? Wanna bet someone can find a similar bill written by a Democrat "lobbyist"? Why don't you just refer to politicians as corrupt? IMO, most of them are corrupt to a degree. That's why I do not think "politics" should be a career. In a career, aren't you supposed to further you own agenda? "Term limits" would be a great thing.
Term Limits

Charlotte, NC

#40600 Jun 23, 2013
justasayin wrote:
<quoted text>You started the conversation,to what "bills" are you referring? How are they "corrupt"? Wanna bet someone can find a similar bill written by a Democrat "lobbyist"? Why don't you just refer to politicians as corrupt? IMO, most of them are corrupt to a degree. That's why I do not think "politics" should be a career. In a career, aren't you supposed to further you own agenda? "Term limits" would be a great thing.
I agree. Are you willing to go out and limit the terms of the current state legislators in your district, as well as the long term US Representatives Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry? You can vote them out, but I doubt that you and thousands of others in the Republican party are willing to make this committment. Just more Republican BS talk from you on a mindless forum.

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