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Comment Re:Contrast this with the incoming administration (Score 1) 262

Trump is losing a huge amount of money by becoming the President.

Prove it. You can't, can you, because you have no idea how much money he makes and from which sources. That's why what you just claimed as a fact isn't necessarily a lie, it's just an alt-fact.

He has resigned from all positions with his companies.

That's another alt-fact. He hasn't resigned from anything, he's just appointed other people to run things. He still has the same position.

His companies will not do any major international deals.

Slight correction - he has claimed that the companies he currently owns won't pursue international deals. But, then again, this is the same person who during the campaign could be recorded on video making a specific statement and then would go to an interview the following day where he just flat-out said that he never said that. That's him pushing his own alt-facts. So maybe him making these promises about his companies will turn out to be another alt-fact, but we can't say anything about that at this point because it still remains to be seen.

Not that the facts matter.

Obviously. Facts don't matter when you can make your own alt-facts.

Comment Re:Before you think about this, answer me that: (Score 1) 263

Please point out the differences. Please do!

I got told time and again that Ds and Rs are so vastly different, but in the end what was eventually touted as the huge dividing topics was petty, insignificant bullshit that may actually affect people on a personal level like abortion or gay marriage, but that has neither any impact on 99% of the population nor on their economic situation, their chances or their prospects.

Comment Before you think about this, answer me that: (Score 4, Insightful) 263

What changed during the Bush administration?
What changed during the Obama administration?

Why the fuck do you expect change now?

I don't get it. I really don't. NOTHING changed from one administration change to the next for the past decades. Oh yes, there was a war on terror. Oh. And? That would have been in what way different under any other rule?

Face it, folks: You're fucked. You have a system in place that allows you to choose every 4 years whether you want to feed one group of useless gits or the other group of useless gits. That makes a huge difference for the gits, and that's why that election fight is fought tooth and nail because it's all or nothing for them. Fo you, it's nothing. Either way.

Mostly because you don't get to choose who you can vote for. That's chosen for you. In the end, when you strip the whole fluff, the whole spectacle has a lot of the old Soviet times when you even sometimes got to choose between two candidates from the same party, supporting the same ideals and the same economic system, not questioning in the slightest the all-holy doctrines and differing in insignificant bullshit topics that were hyped and emotionalized to insane levels despite having exactly zero impact on anything that really mattered in the end.

Let's be brutally honest: The same is true for your DemRep Party.

Comment Re:What kind of jobs? (Score 1) 338

Sorry, not gonna work. Yes, that used to work out back when the American dream could still come true, but know what? It's over. Been over for a long time now.

The American Dream was "work hard, climb the ladder, make wise investments and one day you'll live comfortably".

Doesn't work anymore. You can work your ass off and you will won't get anywhere, earn enough to actually make any investments and you'll never live comfortably. You'll work to your grave.

The new American Dream is "fuck this, try winning the lottery or get hit by someone with money with his car and sue his pants off".

Comment Re:Subject (Score 1) 285

When it comes to pharmaceuticals, no one has a problem with high prices in the US and regulations lowering the prices of the same drugs in other countries.

Oh really, no one has a problem with that? There are many drugs that are dozens or hundreds of times more expensive in the US than in other countries, and that is definitely a problem for anyone in the US who has a hard time paying for medicine. If you have Hepatitis C, there's good news - now you can get it cleared up in a matter of months. And it's only going to cost $94,500 to do that. That's only $1,125 per pill. Although if you fly to the EU, you can get it for less than 50,000 Euros. Or you can go to India and get it for $900 total.

But, don't worry, because here in the US the manufacturers of the drug say that they don't think that the cost should keep people from getting treatment (I mean, they say that right on their website). So they have a coupon program where you'll only pay $5, but of course that only covers 25% of the total program, so it will at least save you around $20k so that you're only spending around $75k to get the medicine. What a bargain. Of course, you can't be on Medicare to be eligible for that discount, or have any insurance that will reimburse you for the cost of a drug. Any many other requirements.

But hey, is $32,000 or so per 28-pill bottle really too much to live without Hep C? Because, if it is, then maybe just go to India and pay less for the medicine than it took you to travel there. They spent around $140 million to advertise that drug to consumers, so they've got to make that money back, you know? And since only the United States and New Zealand allow drug companies to advertise direct to consumers, that's where they spend the money and that's where they need to get it back.

There are a lot of problems with this system. A major one is the insurance system in the US, but it's not the only one. The US could look to a lot of other countries for examples of legislation to reduce drug prices, because it is obviously possible. But saying that no one has a problem with this system is a little off the mark.

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