There's nothing exaggerated about it. You can buy a friggin duplex in Buffalo NY for 50K, and a diesel Silverado pickup almost fully loaded for 50K. One tenant pays the mortgage, the other tenant pays for your truck. Granted it'll be in a shithole like the lower East Side, but still...
Insulation keeps heat out in the summer time just as well as it keeps heat in during the winter. I live in the US within walking distance of the Canadian border, between the Great Lakes.. We get both extremes.
The NASDAQ topped 4000. The Dow Jones topped 16,000. The trickle-down should begin at any time now. Corporate America is awash in cash. Everyone can have a good job! All those poor starving corporations can now afford decent group policies, rendering the hated Obamacare moot. If this doesn't happen it will be because corporate taxes are too high, and they don't have enough say in government relative to their taxation! They will be struggling if they have to pay taxes!
Wouldn't it be nice if there actually was equal opportunity in America?
Once I was walking on the shore and found a brass tag stamped "US War Dept OSS office of Chemical Warfare" washed up on the beach... Guess what the DoD must have sunken out there during WW2?
If you care to read the LDS church's "Articles of Faith" the very first one states that "We believe in God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost".
So no, your argument regarding Mormons is incorrect. BTW most of them consider themselves to be protestant christians.
In the US anyway (I'm in the US) the cost of healthcare is high because its done for profit - exactly the opposite of the European and UK situation. Its all about the money, and not about healthcare at all. Witness the preceeding discussion regarding negotiated rates. The reason Medicaid is so much cheaper than private/employer coverage is that the US Government does not allow the negotiatyed rates to go much over what it actually costs to perform a procedure. In other words its "medical treatment at cost", not "Medical treatment plus however much we think we can gouge them for". Notice the doctors (and their medical schools) get paid either way.
This is also the reason why "Obamacare" is going to be such a disaster in the States. It codifies the worst of the excesses into law.
I noticed that *all* of your links are from the Heritage foundation. If they had been from the CBO or the OMB then I might have considered your argument credible.
Actually, the House has passed a number of budgets. All have been shot down by the Senate or have not been brought to a vote. Even if they had been accepted by the Senate they would be vetoed by Obama.
Then the House needs to draft something halfway sane, that has a chance of being considered.
Tea party *certainly* doesn't speak for me. I voted for Reagan BTW. He harmonized the capital gains tax rate with normal income. *That* would go a long ways toward actually paying the bills.
Yeah, but how is this any different than what Bush did regarding funding those middle-eastern adventures? And yet I don't recall hearing a peep from the republicans about that.
"You have a promise from the insurance company that, if you're a safe driver, your rates will go down."
I hope you don't actually believe this. They said the same thing when airbags were invented. They said the same thing when daytime driving lights became mandatory, and the seat belt laws too. You would think my rates would be almost zero by now. Nope.
“This is completely new and very much simpler than anything that has been done before,” said Andrew Hodges, a mathematical physicist at Oxford University who has been following the work."
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