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Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>I can't get ONE lib to tell me what they will do if they are denied care by a single payer system. There will be NO WHERE to go. The government will have us totally at their mercy. They don't get it.
That's the point - a single payer system doesn't deny care - that's only a problem for the profit driven medical insurance companies.
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<quoted text>First things first. I don't know of any CEO that has made a billion dollars. Just who do you think you are to say what salary a person should make every year. You have a lot of nerve. Its O.K. for you to get as much as you can, but you will decide what a persons worth is? You can do that if you own your own company. You can help decide that if you are a stockholder in a company and vote for the CEO's and officers of the company. What are you? A Mrs. Mayor Bloomberg? A Mrs. Fidel Castro?
Common sense says that if we don't think that some person or product is not worth the money, then we don't buy it. If someone else does think it is worth the money they will buy it. I don't care if it is a movie star, rap singer, ceo, football player, baseball player, automobile, tv or whatever. Let the free market work. Otherwise you might be working for $3.00 an hour for 16 hours a day. But again at this time, you have the freedoom to quit and choose to go to another job for $18.00 an hour and only work a 8 hour day.
You probably think what money you make is probably somewhat fair. I am sure you want more if you could get it. One of your co-workers thinks you make too much and that you aren't worth it. Does she have the right to tell your boss that he must give you a pay cut? How would you like that. She is only doing what you are saying that you want to do.
Damn, between you and "Bored" there isn't enough Ritalin to keep you focused on what you just learned.

There are 8 posts identifying how McGuire's retirement Golden Parachute when forced to quit was more than One BILLION dollars.

Oops - you forgot already.

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Bigdave1 wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares? I don't care if they make 15 billion. I may not think they are worth it, and you may not think they are worth that much, but the company that hires them does. If the company can't compete with the price of their product paying someone 15 billion then they will try to hire him at 5 billion.
If the government or you starts setting salaries on healthcare then what is next? They will have to set salaries on every profession in this country. Yours included. Your salary may be cut or you may never get another raise.
It is called quantity and demand that runs this country. It controls all wages and prices of materials and goods. If true competition is left alone it is a fair deal for everyone involved. Everyone leaves with a smile on their face.
Yep, you don't care if children die and seniors suffer because billions that should be spent on medical care is churned into profit for private companies and billions for their CEOs.

We wouldn't expect any more from you.

That would require common sense and rational thought.

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Glorya wrote:
Actually, 1st sentence of paragraph 2.
Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO.
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Larry Ellison is not a regular CEO. He is a co-founder of Oracle, which means he owns Oracle and is not just a person hired to run the company. BTW he is worth 43 billion dollars. I bet he thinks he is worth all that money as he created and owns the company and got rich off it.

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Informed Opinion wrote:
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Damn, between you and "Bored" there isn't enough Ritalin to keep you focused on what you just learned.
There are 8 posts identifying how McGuire's retirement Golden Parachute when forced to quit was more than One BILLION dollars.
Oops - you forgot already.
The key word is --"Was". Besides being fined he had to forfeit most all his company options.

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Informed Opinion wrote:
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Yep, you don't care if children die and seniors suffer because billions that should be spent on medical care is churned into profit for private companies and billions for their CEOs.
We wouldn't expect any more from you.
That would require common sense and rational thought.
Are you sure that you aren't Columbus Native?

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Informed Opinion wrote:
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That's the point - a single payer system doesn't deny care - that's only a problem for the profit driven medical insurance companies.
WHAT?????????? To everyone in Topixland who reads this, I rest my case. This post from IO explains a LOT.

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Yep, you don't care if children die and seniors suffer because billions that should be spent on medical care is churned into profit for private companies and billions for their CEOs.
We wouldn't expect any more from you.
That would require common sense and rational thought.
Okay, I'll bite. How do YOU KNOW that children died and seniors suffered due to the CEO's salary? I want a LINK; NOT your OPINION. Your opinion doesn't count when speaking of numbers. LINK.
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Apr 5, 2013
 
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<quoted text> Yeah, I know I am back tracking but the more I read this I just had to reply.
You shouldn't assume so much. I am and have never been a CEO. I worked all my life as either a blue collar worker or a skilled technician. I worked hard to accumulate everything that I have. So I know nothing about sitting in one of those soft chairs that you speak of.
Just where do you get your mind reading skills from? Go back there and tell them you want your money back.
I have thought a lot about the little man as I was one of THEM. So what? I made some mistakes as everyone does, but I guess you didn't, and could have done much better than I did with my life.I don't really know how much I would change if I could go back. I got what I gave.
I relate very well to all types of people. I look down on no man and I judge him by his character not his paycheck. A man is a man and he is only as good as what he does when he thinks no one is watching him. This goes for you too.
I think I have a very good idea of what is going on in this country and how people are treated. This country has been divided so it will fail. You are not helping by trying to divide the poor people and people that are better off. I don't think that was you intentions but that is what you are doing.
That was a good reply,BigDave.

She does an awful lot of assuming.

Yesterday she assumed I'm a country-club attending multimillionaire.

According to her I hate children, I'm a blasphemer that takes Gods name in vain, I hate poor people, and I hate black people. I mock the sick and I'm degrading to women. I am the "evil man" who keeps the little people down.

None of which is accurate in the least, as many of you know. But she doesn't seem to care that she unfairly and with no basis accuses people of whatever she likes.

It seems that if you disagree with her, you're going to be called a rapist or a witch or a child molester or whatever strikes her hysterical little mind at the moment.

I'd call that one hell of a character flaw.
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Apr 5, 2013
 
bored monitor wrote:
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G L O R I A
Gloria A song from the early 60s by Van Morrison and a band called Them.
Glorya u r barking up the wrong tree. BigDave is a good dude, not 1 ur making him out to be. Trust a long time reader and seldom poster.
She doesn't care if she's accurate or not. She's convinced she "knows".

I disagree with BigDave on damn-near everything. But I know him enough to say he is a good guy with a good heart. Maybe a touch too worried about the Russians though.:)
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Bill in Dville wrote:
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My facts and opinions on politics and taxes have been documented many times before, no need to rehash them, particularly when the clueless and uneducated can't and don't address the issues presented by them...
You really are an arrogant a-hole of epic magnitude.

No insult meant really - just making an observation.
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Apr 5, 2013
 
Obama must be doing things right with all these idiot republicans on this forum showing their azzes. Oh bless their hearts he's going to tax them, gotta pay for cheneys war somehow. I wonder how many will crumble and breakdown over the next 4 years? Well will let them stay pissed , I cound'nt be happier seeing them so mad. Go Obama Tax the living chit out of them. I live on Social Security and talk of cutting back some is cool with me, we are all going to have to sacrifice. How about that 5% pay-cut? You think a f-cking republican would ever try that? We independent RULE!
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Bigdave1 wrote:
<quoted text>The key word is --"Was". Besides being fined he had to forfeit most all his company options.
First you deny it happened.

Then when proven wrong you say it doesn't matter because it was almost - Gasp- 8 years ago. That's a million years to a Right Winger -history bores them.

So now you admit that McGuire did get over a BILLION in just a Golden Parachute - not including the regular compensation.

But it doesn't matter because he was even though given a BILLION DOLLARS that could have been used for healthcare - it's OK because he was fired for getting caught stealing even more from the shareholders.

Does that thinking actually make sense to even you ?

Thanks for admitting you were wrong.

And now your new theory is that it doesn't matter because he was forced to disgorge some of the more than BILLION DOLLARS he was paid as a golden parachute .

Ain't that great - in Right Wing America, if you steal a BILLION DOLLARS - that's fine - as long as you have to give some of it back.

And on Planet Earth he have up a small portion, not "most".

Here's a more bit of info for you.

This guy got OVER TWO BILLION DOLLARS in compensation.

That's TWO BILLION DOLLARS.

Fact:

.. In fact, by the end of 2005, McGuire's total take for his career as CEO had a staggering paper value of $2 billion....

Yep, how many sick children could have been treated and maybe given life with TWO BILLION DOLLARS.

Ah, never mind, we worship those who steal the most - and if people died to make McGuire a few Billion Dollars - well that's what our Capitalist God would want.

Let us pray:

Dear God of Unregulated Capitalism.

We gather today to worship those amongst us who have accumulated the most money, as we know it was Your will they do so.
We especially worship our brother McGuire, who managed to divert Two Billion Dollars to his personal aggrandizement at the cost of the sickness and death if those denied medical care.
Truly you found him to be worthy of Billions and found the sick and dying unworthy.
We can take a hint.
Curse those who have not accumulated sufficient material goods we hold in contempt and decision as we know you teach.
As Jesus said - the meek shall inherit the earth - and we know that meant give the poor the dirt they deserve.
Please make me rich.
I owe my neighbor nothing - it's every man for himself - unless if course I need help.
Please look out for the rich, the healthy, and those fortunate enough to have avoided sickness and disaster.

Blessed be the almighty dollar.

Amen.

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Hey, Does anyone see 6139? where did it go as I was sending a reply to ChickenButt. Anyone see it?
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To all those in topix forums, don't try to reason with republicans just say " May the Lord Rebuke you". You cannot reason with a demon and the same holds true for these hardcore republicans. Be glad they are not in power now building their 2 trillion dollar navy with golden toilet seats and solid silver sink handles.

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Informed Opinion wrote:
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First you deny it happened.
Then when proven wrong you say it doesn't matter because it was almost - Gasp- 8 years ago. That's a million years to a Right Winger -history bores them.
So now you admit that McGuire did get over a BILLION in just a Golden Parachute - not including the regular compensation.
But it doesn't matter because he was even though given a BILLION DOLLARS that could have been used for healthcare - it's OK because he was fired for getting caught stealing even more from the shareholders.
Does that thinking actually make sense to even you ?
Thanks for admitting you were wrong.
And now your new theory is that it doesn't matter because he was forced to disgorge some of the more than BILLION DOLLARS he was paid as a golden parachute .
Ain't that great - in Right Wing America, if you steal a BILLION DOLLARS - that's fine - as long as you have to give some of it back.
And on Planet Earth he have up a small portion, not "most".
Here's a more bit of info for you.
This guy got OVER TWO BILLION DOLLARS in compensation.
That's TWO BILLION DOLLARS.
Fact:
.. In fact, by the end of 2005, McGuire's total take for his career as CEO had a staggering paper value of $2 billion....
Yep, how many sick children could have been treated and maybe given life with TWO BILLION DOLLARS.
Ah, never mind, we worship those who steal the most - and if people died to make McGuire a few Billion Dollars - well that's what our Capitalist God would want.
Let us pray:
Dear God of Unregulated Capitalism.
We gather today to worship those amongst us who have accumulated the most money, as we know it was Your will they do so.
We especially worship our brother McGuire, who managed to divert Two Billion Dollars to his personal aggrandizement at the cost of the sickness and death if those denied medical care.
Truly you found him to be worthy of Billions and found the sick and dying unworthy.
We can take a hint.
Curse those who have not accumulated sufficient material goods we hold in contempt and decision as we know you teach.
As Jesus said - the meek shall inherit the earth - and we know that meant give the poor the dirt they deserve.
Please make me rich.
I owe my neighbor nothing - it's every man for himself - unless if course I need help.
Please look out for the rich, the healthy, and those fortunate enough to have avoided sickness and disaster.
Blessed be the almighty dollar.
Amen.
You can't read or you just put your words in my mouth. Your orig. post#5830, p.272. "The medical insurers love it-the ceo of United healthcare received over a billion dollars for one corporate shill. Imagine how many kids could have received medical care with that billion dollars". I said I didn't believe it show me. I was correct because it was never paid and did not happen. See page #279, post#5967. This was written in 2012 not like your 2006 articles. Mine is not an article but done by a company that specializes in information. McGuire did not receive his golden parachute. I said he was a sleazeball and a crook. I know he did wrong , so what more do you want me to say? So I am not wrong as he didn't get the money. Should he have gone to jail? yes. But he has money just as the people in Hollywood and they do not go to jail either. I wasn't the judge. Saying that I thought this was o.k. and that I thought it was right is incorrect. You are like others on topix. and just make things up. So please say a small prayer for yourself so that you will learn not to put words in my mouth. I will go back and look up past post to prove my points.I say very clearly what I intend to say and do not need your help. Sorry for punctuation and spacing as your long winded post ate up all the space. I actually ended up with more room than I thought I would have.

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Chicknbutt wrote:
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You really are an arrogant a-hole of epic magnitude.
No insult meant really - just making an observation.
Bill in D'ville doesn't need my help, but you really are being an a$$. He is obviously very knowledgable about taxes (I suspect he either is/was an accountant or some kind of financial officer). He posts facts after facts that people either ignore or do not understand - so I get his deciding that the intentionally ignorant will choose to remain so - why should he waste his breath.
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columbus native wrote:
Obama must be doing things right with all these idiot republicans on this forum showing their azzes. Oh bless their hearts he's going to tax them, gotta pay for cheneys war somehow. I wonder how many will crumble and breakdown over the next 4 years? Well will let them stay pissed , I cound'nt be happier seeing
them so mad. Go Obama Tax the living chit out of them. I live on Socia
l Security and talk of cutting back
some is cool with me, we are all going to have to sacrifice. How about
that 5% pay-cut? You think a f-cking
republican would ever try that? We
independent RULE!
Hmmm! I do wonder if Obammy is going to take a 5% pay cut! Hmmm! I do wonder how many childrens or elderly persons lives Obammy could save if he would quit pissin away taxpayers money on thing like vacations, golfing trips, trips to his Hollywood buddies, unnecessary, upcoming multimillion dollar White House concerts. I just wonder!

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I just posted another post to Chicken Butt post #6137 but I can't find it. Can anyone see post #6145? I guess it was also deleted.
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".......The bulk of the costs for this month's production, though - and all others since the program's inception in 1978 - isn't shouldered by the administration, or by taxpayers, the White House told CBS News.

Kate Kelly, a spokeswoman for WETA - the Washington-area PBS station that created the series under President Jimmy Carter's administration and has produced the concerts ever since - confirmed that its budget covers the costs of the concert event and the television production, including the broadcast, transmission, travel, staging, recording and presentation. The White House, she said, "invoices for event-related costs."

Some taxpayer money will be in play through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS contributions via the Program Challenge Fund, but corporations, foundations and other organizations sponsor grants that help cover the costs. Pepsi-Cola, The Annenberg Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust will sponsor "Memphis Soul."

This month's concert will be streamed live on the White House website, and broadcast April 16 by WETA, and at a later date by the American Forces Network to service men and women and Department of Defense locations internationally. It will be the 10th under President Obama; having hosted 17 productions during his administration,

the presidential record for most "In Performance" concerts goes to Ronald Reagan."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57578051/...

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