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Comment: Re:This was done so Republicans can criticize it.. (Score 1) 312

by JDAustin (#48840443) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

What is it with your wanting to pin Obamacare onto Heritage any way you can? Is it because you think it then insulates criticism of it from conservatives?

You don't realize how much you are trying to stretch this do you.

If Think Progress came out with a study saying that gun control needs to be removed and conceal carry be allowed everywhere, and then they decided to say that that study is unworkable; would Dems be beholden to it for 20 years? Because thats what you are doing with Heritage and health care.

Comment: Re:This was done so Republicans can criticize it.. (Score 1) 312

by JDAustin (#48837553) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

Does Obamacare require:
      Only minimal catastrophic coverage?
      Minimal regulations on insurures?
      Tax changes to eliminate employer-sponsored insurance?
      Replacing medicare w/ vouchers?

These are all parts of the Heritage plan.

Saying that the Heritage plan is the same as Obamacare is like saying that the Ryan voucher plan is the same as the NHS as they are both health care plans.

Comment: Re:This was done so Republicans can criticize it.. (Score 3, Informative) 312

by JDAustin (#48835425) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

RTFA - Republicans called for this to happen.

"Last Friday, Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), signed a letter calling on Holder to end Equitable Sharing."

Comment: Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (Score 5, Informative) 312

by JDAustin (#48835417) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

RTFA next time -
"Last Friday, Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), signed a letter calling on Holder to end Equitable Sharing."

Republicans called for this to happen.

Comment: Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (Score 3, Funny) 312

by JDAustin (#48835365) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

Depends which part of the GOP you are talking about though (As the Republican party is not some giant monolithic lock step party). The Republicans that are concerned about civil liberties (ie, those who didn't think about civil liberties when the patriot act was first signed, but have regretted it) will support this move. They have seen how this program has been abused by law enforcement agencies and needs to be curtailed.

(BTW, the democrats are very predictable in opposing anything republicans do, no matter how rational it is).

Comment: Re:None shall pass, except... (Score 1) 216

by JDAustin (#48762161) Attached to: Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

It's never lost a dime and in facts runs a profit, although as they say in the industry: past performance is no guarantee of future results. But FWIW the ExIm bank has been running a surplus since 1934.

So what about the 3 Billion in long term losses it had to reveal back in '87? Additionally, per the CBO, the ExIm will cost taxpayers about 2 billion over the next decade.

The simple fact is the US taxpayer need to stop subsidizing big business. (ironically, this is something occupiers and tea partiers agree on).

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