Even though they'll take responsibility, in every state in the US you must still have liability coverage. If these companies are to be their own underwriters so to speak then they'd have to jump through hurdles to be approved to operate as an insurance company as well. They could obviously partner with insurance companies as well.
In many states, you do not need insurance, but proof of financial security which can be a surety bond with the DMV. In my state it's only $50,000. The company I work for does this and we are in no way associated with or approved as an Insurance Company.
10X of the poverty line might be gravy, but higher taxes at that level might also be a disinsentive to produce more wealth - and more jobs.
Why 10X the poverty line, why don't we just tax everything above the poverty line since that is the place that you can survive?
Taxes on income punish a person for producing (earning) no matter the level. Have you ever seen the articles that show a family of 4 earning roughly $20K actually has more disposable income than a family earning $50K? It takes a considerable amount of money (percentage wise) to go from welfare to taxpayer - so much so, that it isn't always worth the effort.
"So, when I buy a ticket to see a musical concert, that gives me the ability to see that same concert again whenever I please? Amazing. I thought that once the concert was over, that was it."
Jackass, have you always been a douche?
I travel between Phoenix, San Jose, Salt Lake City, St. George, and Las Vegas, and I've never had an issue with ATT and my iPhone 3gs.
You and most people I know don't have problems with using their iphone, but I hate when someone calls me on their iphone - either to my landline or cell. The voice quality is terrible from the iphone.
Hell, they may just simplify and do 1!January, 2@Feburary, 3#March,
Thanks for posting all my work related passwords on the internet.
Well, I think you can, actually. Capitalism is often described as 'greed is good'. Socialism at least ATTEMPTS to set up a system that actively resists the greed impulse. It may not succeed, and greed will exist no matter what system you set up, but that doesn't make every system equal in terms of how much greed is encouraged.
It's not how much greed is encouraged that makes socialism good or bad, it is how greed is tolerated that makes it bad. The ruling class only tolerates their own greed.
Local radio and opportunities for niche programming are disappearing.
Dr. Demento was syndicated, not local. He is definately niche.
It is a shame that it is harder to find a place for something different in this world.
Too bad there is not some system that can allow people to connect and search for content using computers.
I live in a small town. Clear Channel is one more way to erode something unique. The corporate whores at the FCC have decide to server their corporate masters, and this is just one more sympton.
I also live in a small town and if it weren't for the clear channel stations, I'd receive no radio stations (we have weak local stations with lots of static).
I've mentioned it a few times before, but one of the major reasons I refuse to believe the sincerity of measures like this scanning technology is that one can purchase large glass bottles in any airport departure lounge. A glass bottle is a far more effective weapon than many of the other items that they'll confiscate from hand luggage, yet I've never even seen the issue mentioned.
A pen and pencil are also very effective weapons.
We're Number 1!
Our government is a balance. Legislative/Executive/Judicial, State/Fed. If individual states could undo any law, where is the balance there?
State/Fed balance was overturned with the 17th Amendment - the states were cut out of the deal.
A car payment is what keeps the middle class middle
Without a car payment I've also found that I don't "need" credit cards because my money going out is so much less than my money coming in.
The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison