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    I would agree that health care should be...

    I would agree that health care should be considered a common good, but not that it is a right. Health care is a service that is provided at a cost, one which we hope everyone can afford, and we could...
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    You added your own text to Yppej's post without...

    You added your own text to Yppej's post without taking credit for it. You should fix that!
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    Of course every American will pay more for the...

    Of course every American will pay more for the privilege of professionals working for less. That seems more regressive than progressive, don't you think?
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    Did you read the article? My take on it was that...

    Did you read the article? My take on it was that the service provider cannot operate on Medicare level reimbursements (much like the hospitals mentioned in Dado Potato's several posts), resulting in...
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    I think Republican values are neutral regarding...

    I think Republican values are neutral regarding healthcare. They're more about limiting government control so I guess in that sense high insurance premiums would be preferable to high taxation as the...
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    I don't think anyone suggested economies would...

    I don't think anyone suggested economies would crumble, only that those promises of free healthcare actually carry hefty individual costs.

    Good, because that's exactly what it takes to achieve...
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    Typically by highly regressive VAT, Social...

    Typically by highly regressive VAT, Social Security and Payroll Taxes on top of higher income tax rates, along with stiff co-payments and deductibles at every income level.
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    What will it be like when Bernie and his...

    What will it be like when Bernie and his Democratic Socialist followers demand Medicare for all be the only option for everyone?
  9. Thread: New England

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    We're expecting a brief respite from our 90 plus...

    We're expecting a brief respite from our 90 plus degree temps tomorrow with a forecast high of 75*.
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    Just remember that it's not the government...

    Just remember that it's not the government providing those oats to the horse, it's the capitalist.
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    When I think of trickle down economics I see...

    When I think of trickle down economics I see proof of its efficacy by looking back at my life. Someone once said you can predict the future by looking at what the rich have today, the middle class...
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    The thing is, they also soak the middle and lower...

    The thing is, they also soak the middle and lower classes extravagantly in order to have those things. To LDAHL's point, they don't do it by soaking the rich or the corporations, if anything, they...
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    Thank you, I'm here most every day, and please...

    Thank you, I'm here most every day, and please remember to tip your wait staff.
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    Perhaps a slight exaggeration, but definitely not...

    Perhaps a slight exaggeration, but definitely not BS.
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    According to a recent Rasmussen Reports Survey...

    According to a recent Rasmussen Reports Survey, one third of all Democrats believe it's racism anytime a white politician criticizes a non-white politician.
    It seems to me that number is actually...
  16. Not quite there yet, 332-95-1

    Not quite there yet, 332-95-1
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    I don't know that it ever reached cult status but...

    I don't know that it ever reached cult status but the one that comes closest for me is Raising Arizona.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AIfVoGUs6c
  18. Those ways he's supposedly specifying appear to...

    Those ways he's supposedly specifying appear to be the contents of several tweets, but I suspect his real motivation is to show his willingness to do just about anything for attention.

    This is...
  19. My wife and I both have smartphones and receive...

    My wife and I both have smartphones and receive service through an MVNO operating on Verizon's network. Since we buy our phones outright and prefer paying for data by the gigabyte, our combined...
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    The current leader of the Democratic Party, Nancy...

    The current leader of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi, has gone on record admonishing the most vocal far left members of her party because polling has recently shown that Independents don't care...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU
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    Working link to the video:...

    Working link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YhJhqTGRbc
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    I don't believe you. ...

    I don't believe you.

    https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/currentpay.cgi

    8.475 million! Dang! Proved you wrong.
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    My wife was adamant that they had to match, I was...

    My wife was adamant that they had to match, I was adamant that the truck had to have the EcoDiesel engine. When we began our search, the only white EcoDiesel we could find was 100 miles away. At...
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    I think that would be considered 'Decorating'...

    I think that would be considered 'Decorating' which falls well outside my purview, or so I've been told. When I read that to my wife she gave me that look, the one that says "It's not the Mystery...
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