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Dublin, OH

#262 Nov 21, 2012

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#263 Nov 21, 2012
Wait what wrote:
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Here's the thing: When you read articles now, it makes it sounds like Americans will get a choice for affordable health care through the exchanges. In fact, few will get that choice because of the rules to qualify. Additionally, if you manage to qualify for the subsidies - advance tax credits - and you go over your income (let's say you hit a big gambling win at the new casino) Uncle Sam will send you a bill which is due on April 15th because you can't increase your income without having to pay back the subsidies.
I don't know your background but if you care at all about minorities getting out of bad neighborhoods, or any other ethnicity getting out of generations of welfare, you should care about this - and it should not be considered "whining". How sad that it is.
WW, we cannot live our entire lives on what if's! What if I cross the road and get hit by a truck and I don't have insurance? Who pays the hospital? What if I did win a gambling and had to pay a little tax! Render unto Caesar and be thankful God allowed you health and life to be able to walk into the casino!

Do you think that people who are poor want to be poor. How many of those people do you think are mentally unable to work a job that would make them self sufficient? Even working a job there's no guarantee that you won't be poor? Walmart employees work, but they don't get 40 hour work weeks, they don't have health insurance, but they work! Where's the dignity of working if you can't help yourself if you become sick. Where's the dignity of working if you have to get SNAP to help feed your family and medicaid for your kids, and you work hard daily, yet a multibillion dollar corporation's 6 heirs have more wealth than the bottom 40% of the entire American population, and you are one of their employees. Where's the dignity?

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#264 Nov 21, 2012
TonyD2 wrote:
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We should be allowed to claim assistance recipients as dependents...
It is the rich congress on both sides who don't want us little people to get the breaks that they do. We hire them every four years to screw us. Why don't somebody put pressure on them to allow childless couples to get a "no child" tax credit??

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#265 Nov 21, 2012
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> WW, we cannot live our entire lives on what if's! What if I cross the road and get hit by a truck and I don't have insurance? Who pays the hospital? What if I did win a gambling and had to pay a little tax! Render unto Caesar and be thankful God allowed you health and life to be able to walk into the casino!
Do you think that people who are poor want to be poor. How many of those people do you think are mentally unable to work a job that would make them self sufficient? Even working a job there's no guarantee that you won't be poor? Walmart employees work, but they don't get 40 hour work weeks, they don't have health insurance, but they work! Where's the dignity of working if you can't help yourself if you become sick. Where's the dignity of working if you have to get SNAP to help feed your family and medicaid for your kids, and you work hard daily, yet a multibillion dollar corporation's 6 heirs have more wealth than the bottom 40% of the entire American population, and you are one of their employees. Where's the dignity?
You're responsible for your own dignity.
Barack Hussein Obama become 44th President of the United States of America.
The same opportunities available to him are available to all non-white Americans.
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#266 Nov 21, 2012
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> WW, we cannot live our entire lives on what if's! What if I cross the road and get hit by a truck and I don't have insurance? Who pays the hospital? What if I did win a gambling and had to pay a little tax! Render unto Caesar and be thankful God allowed you health and life to be able to walk into the casino!
Do you think that people who are poor want to be poor. How many of those people do you think are mentally unable to work a job that would make them self sufficient? Even working a job there's no guarantee that you won't be poor? Walmart employees work, but they don't get 40 hour work weeks, they don't have health insurance, but they work! Where's the dignity of working if you can't help yourself if you become sick. Where's the dignity of working if you have to get SNAP to help feed your family and medicaid for your kids, and you work hard daily, yet a multibillion dollar corporation's 6 heirs have more wealth than the bottom 40% of the entire American population, and you are one of their employees. Where's the dignity?
What if you do go into the casino and win? Well, if you're getting a subsidy to help pay for healthcare your income has just changed and that means you no longer qualify for the subsidy. So what, you say?
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#267 Nov 21, 2012
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> WW, we cannot live our entire lives on what if's! What if I cross the road and get hit by a truck and I don't have insurance? Who pays the hospital? What if I did win a gambling and had to pay a little tax! Render unto Caesar and be thankful God allowed you health and life to be able to walk into the casino!
Do you think that people who are poor want to be poor. How many of those people do you think are mentally unable to work a job that would make them self sufficient? Even working a job there's no guarantee that you won't be poor? Walmart employees work, but they don't get 40 hour work weeks, they don't have health insurance, but they work! Where's the dignity of working if you can't help yourself if you become sick. Where's the dignity of working if you have to get SNAP to help feed your family and medicaid for your kids, and you work hard daily, yet a multibillion dollar corporation's 6 heirs have more wealth than the bottom 40% of the entire American population, and you are one of their employees. Where's the dignity?
I rarely go into a Walmart, but the last few times I have I've been appalled at the people working there. At the customer service counter, I was spoken to in slang - not a hint of professionalism or customer care. The gal behind the cash register acted like it was a real bother for me to stop in during the middle of the night to pick up something. I am sorry, but when those kinds of attitudes and work ethics you're just not going to get very far in life. And if you don't care to improve your lot in life or even your grammar, I don't care to help you. You are preaching to the choir about poor. I've lived it. I know it. I also know that you can get out of it, should you choose - even with a lot of strikes against you.
Karl

Medina, OH

#268 Nov 21, 2012
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> It is the rich congress on both sides who don't want us little people to get the breaks that they do. We hire them every four years to screw us. Why don't somebody put pressure on them to allow childless couples to get a "no child" tax credit??
Because a "no child" tax credit would be social engineering in opposite of the child tax credit, the gov't would be subsidizing both options. It makes little sense.
Wait what

Dublin, OH

#269 Nov 21, 2012
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> WW, we cannot live our entire lives on what if's! What if I cross the road and get hit by a truck and I don't have insurance? Who pays the hospital? What if I did win a gambling and had to pay a little tax! Render unto Caesar and be thankful God allowed you health and life to be able to walk into the casino!
Do you think that people who are poor want to be poor. How many of those people do you think are mentally unable to work a job that would make them self sufficient? Even working a job there's no guarantee that you won't be poor? Walmart employees work, but they don't get 40 hour work weeks, they don't have health insurance, but they work! Where's the dignity of working if you can't help yourself if you become sick. Where's the dignity of working if you have to get SNAP to help feed your family and medicaid for your kids, and you work hard daily, yet a multibillion dollar corporation's 6 heirs have more wealth than the bottom 40% of the entire American population, and you are one of their employees. Where's the dignity?
Many of those corporations provide health insurance at a reasonable cost (in today's world, anyway), free life insurance, free or low cost disability insurance, the opportunity to purchase additional life insurance at a nominal fee, the opportunity to purchase long term care insurance at a good rate, etc. To purchase those things on your own with a pre-existing condition would be out of the question.

You can make your own dignity. Additionally, I am always kind to those who are doing jobs I wouldn't want to be doing because they deserve dignity, too. However, should you cop an attitude with me I will give it right back. If you throw change at me I guess you really don't deserve to move up the ladder, do you?

You CAN get out of a bad situation. You CAN pick yourself up when life knocks you down, even when it happens multiple times. That, sir, is your dignity.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#270 Nov 21, 2012
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> It is the rich congress on both sides who don't want us little people to get the breaks that they do. We hire them every four years to screw us. Why don't somebody put pressure on them to allow childless couples to get a "no child" tax credit??
The child tax credit is essentially a partial repayment for you supporting another citizen. It wouldn't make sense to get that payment for NOT supporting a citizen.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#271 Nov 21, 2012
Wait what wrote:
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I hope one of your family members doesn't get your half loaf, then. It might be difficult to watch.
"Administration officials originally suggested that insurers would have to cover at least one drug in each therapeutic class. The new rules will, in many states, require insurers to cover two or more drugs in each class.
Stephen Finan, a health economist at the lobbying arm of the American Cancer Society, said, "The proposed rule is an improvement over the bulletin issued last year but still does not guarantee that cancer patients will have access to all the major cancer drugs they need."
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2019 ...
Does Mr. Finan advocate scrapping Obamacare? Or working to improve it?

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Since: Jan 12

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#272 Nov 21, 2012
Wait what wrote:
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What if you do go into the casino and win? Well, if you're getting a subsidy to help pay for healthcare your income has just changed and that means you no longer qualify for the subsidy. So what, you say?
Up in Michigan there was some guy on food stamps who won the lottery really big. Apparently this unearned income doesn't count in terms of food stamp eligibility and a lot of folks got really honked off about it.

Personally, I think he should have just turned them (the food stamps) down, but our national morality doesn't seem to swing in that direction.

So--what is your recommendation for how to deal with this?

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#273 Nov 21, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Up in Michigan there was some guy on food stamps who won the lottery really big. Apparently this unearned income doesn't count in terms of food stamp eligibility and a lot of folks got really honked off about it.
Personally, I think he should have just turned them (the food stamps) down, but our national morality doesn't seem to swing in that direction.
So--what is your recommendation for how to deal with this?
It was a 23 year old woman. She was unapologetic about continuing her ripoff of the taxpayer. But Karma being what it is, she's gone now...

September 29. 2012 - DETROIT -- Amanda Clayton, who caused a stir by continuing to take food stamps after winning the state lottery's $1 million Make Me Rich! game show, has died of a possible drug overdose, police said Saturday.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...

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#274 Nov 21, 2012
Wait what wrote:
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Many of those corporations provide health insurance at a reasonable cost (in today's world, anyway), free life insurance, free or low cost disability insurance, the opportunity to purchase additional life insurance at a nominal fee, the opportunity to purchase long term care insurance at a good rate, etc. To purchase those things on your own with a pre-existing condition would be out of the question.
You can make your own dignity. Additionally, I am always kind to those who are doing jobs I wouldn't want to be doing because they deserve dignity, too. However, should you cop an attitude with me I will give it right back. If you throw change at me I guess you really don't deserve to move up the ladder, do you?
You CAN get out of a bad situation. You CAN pick yourself up when life knocks you down, even when it happens multiple times. That, sir, is your dignity.
Sometimes when I am confronted with a callous-seeming cashier, I will say something like "you look like you're having a really bad day." Generally good for a smile, if not a glimpse into whatever is going on. I'm no saint, but I recognize that anyone can be diverted from the person in front of them--especially if they have to see hundreds in a day while standing on sore feet and listening to all sorts of complaints. And I have encountered some really rude people in higher places as well.

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#275 Nov 21, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Sometimes when I am confronted with a callous-seeming cashier, I will say something like "you look like you're having a really bad day." Generally good for a smile, if not a glimpse into whatever is going on. I'm no saint, but I recognize that anyone can be diverted from the person in front of them--especially if they have to see hundreds in a day while standing on sore feet and listening to all sorts of complaints. And I have encountered some really rude people in higher places as well.
See,unlike you I just make people laugh wherever I go.You have no idea how many times I was told "you made my day".

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#276 Nov 21, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving anyway Reader.I cant be that much of a dick.
VADoc

Aiken, SC

#277 Nov 21, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Sometimes when I am confronted with a callous-seeming cashier, I will say something like "you look like you're having a really bad day." Generally good for a smile, if not a glimpse into whatever is going on. I'm no saint, but I recognize that anyone can be diverted from the person in front of them--especially if they have to see hundreds in a day while standing on sore feet and listening to all sorts of complaints. And I have encountered some really rude people in higher places as well.
I used to see rude people all day long (still do sometimes) but I still act like a professional and treat greet every person with a smile and a hello. That's what good employees do.

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#278 Nov 21, 2012
VADoc wrote:
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I used to see rude people all day long (still do sometimes) but I still act like a professional and treat greet every person with a smile and a hello. That's what good employees do.
the look on their face when you "kill em with kindness" is priceless.
VADoc

Aiken, SC

#279 Nov 21, 2012
Catman Dave wrote:
<quoted text>the look on their face when you "kill em with kindness" is priceless.
I agree totally.

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#280 Nov 21, 2012
VADoc wrote:
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I used to see rude people all day long (still do sometimes) but I still act like a professional and treat greet every person with a smile and a hello. That's what good employees do.
If you would like me to tell you a story about what happened to me concerning your post.Let me know.I'm not here to bore anybody with my trucking stories,but they mean something to me.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#281 Nov 21, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Does Mr. Finan advocate scrapping Obamacare? Or working to improve it?
Improving it is simple. Make it available to those who want it, and make those who take it be solely responsible for paying for it. In other words, turn it into another insurance company.

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