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Comment: Re:In time (Score 1) 591 591

But he clearly said "pay up front for service". Maybe pay up front is about put a lien on all your own and can dip into your bank account to take money until it is repaid and the debts can not be discharged in bankruptcy.

Maybe if the financial costs were bad enough people would stop being idiots and "choose" to buy insurance.

Comment: Re:A small part of me (Score 1) 591 591

you do realize that was not a lie....they are having us buy a privately operated service....the service changes and the Dr does not want to accept the service anymore the Dr goes away. The LAW does not force you to lose your doctor and it does not force you to lose your insurance. Free market changes caused insurance companies to end a program (something that happens almost every year) and doctors to think about their reimbursement rates with specific insurers (something that happens almost every month) Apparently conservatives like the free market until it negatively impacts the,.

Comment: Re: Prime Scalia - "Words no longer having meaning (Score 1) 591 591

All of those things have to do with driving. The court has rules recently that you can not use federal funds like the highway fund to bully states to do something that they do not want to do when the funds have no relationship to the act that is being compelled.

Comment: Re:Prime Scalia - "Words no longer having meaning" (Score 1) 591 591

because of cronyism in state legislatures and a period of time where people thought they could amend their way out of corrupt practices? They could have just passed laws in each state that gave harsh fines and better oversight of the process that the state governments were involved in.

Comment: Re:Prime Scalia - "Words no longer having meaning" (Score 2) 591 591

As a liberal leaning independent I completely agree with you. Most Amendments clarify or guarantee rights that are not addressed in the constitution, the 17th flat out dumps an entire section of Article I. Usually not a good idea to change the fundamental functioning of the way the government works when it was designed to work a specific way.

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.