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Comment Re:It doesn't take 7 billion people (Score 1) 335

Assuming people have enough for ten years then by the 2030s late 60s plus ten years, plus 20 years is late 90s, and it's not likely that life expectancy will have increased that much in that time span.

My father retired at 59.5-years-old because his older brothers all kicked the bucket at 60. He lived 15 years into retirement. Fortunately, he had a pension and Social Security. He spent his pension, saved his Social Security. After he died, all his bills and his funeral were paid out of his savings account. You can't rule what medical advances will keep people alive longer.

Comment Re:It's not just low skilled labor (Score 1) 335

Go buy a Bronze policy via the Healthcare.gov exchange and try again...

That would be $350 per month the last time I checked it on the CA exchange. I also don't qualify for subsidies because I make too much money.

Saying everyone has insurance they can't find a doctor for and can't afford to pay for the coverage anyway is a lie while the health insurance companies laugh to the bank...

I had that problem before ObamaCare ever existed.

Comment Re:San Jose must be in the middle... (Score 1) 214

How did you find a studio for so cheap?

I got my studio apartment in 2005 after the dot com bust and everyone moved out of Silicon Valley. Since the apartment complex was built before 1978, the city of San Jose limited rent increases to 8% per year (recently reduced to 5% per year). Back then I paid $810 per month, $199 for deposit and got a free microwave oven for signing a one-year lease. My current rent of $1,466 per month is $300 per month below the "luxury" rates that's currently being charged.

Comment Re:It's not just low skilled labor (Score 1) 335

You mean 24 million Americans have crappy expensive health insurance that isn't affordable because the deductibles will bankrupt them?

You're confused. Not having an insurance will bankrupt you. A trip to ER could easily be $25K. Under my $2,400 per year policy through my employer, my deductible is $3,000. I could have gotten a cheaper policy with a $5,000 deductible, but $3,000 is what I can easily pay out of savings. Before ObamaCare, I used to pay $6,000 per year for health insurance.

Comment Re:It's not just low skilled labor (Score 1) 335

The goddamned 'personal mandate' HAS TO GO AWAY, and IDGAF whether fat lazy people who ruined their bodies get free bariatric surgery and triple heart bypass for FREE on MY MONEY or not, why the hell should I?

Before ObamaCare, I had to pay $6,000 per year or go uninsured. After ObamaCare, I pay $2,400 per year without subsidies and my small business employer gets tax credits to offer everyone better benefits. If the personal mandate goes away, so does my policy. BTW, I haven't been to the doctor in nearly 20 years.

Comment Re:It's not just low skilled labor (Score 1) 335

And, no matter, whether Obamacare was based on the Heritage Foundation article or not -- the end result is not what was debated in the article.

The end result included 200+ amendments sponsored or cosponsored by Republicans that went into the final bill. Since the Democrats had enough votes to pass the final bill, the Republicans sat on the sidelines while eating cake. ObamaCare was very much a bipartisan effort.

Comment Re:It's not just low skilled labor (Score 1) 335

I better be careful though, or you might get to the second stance of liberalism after taxes, censorship, and threaten to shoot me if I keep posting.

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https://www.kickingthebitbucket.com/2017/03/21/have-i-threatened-to-shoot-you-today/

Comment Re:San Jose must be in the middle... (Score 1) 214

I think the real concern is that you're spending 35% of your salary on rent, and that's before taxes.

That's the lowest it has been in years. There were times in the past when I had to pay 50% for rent, which isn't unusual in Silicon Valley or other metropolitan areas. But I live a very modest lifestyle.

Comment Re:Ain't the 1980's anymore... (Score 1) 335

Ford just announced 1.2 billion USD of investment in 3 plants in Michigan; maybe you're full of shit

That's 130 new jobs. Whee!

The company will invest $150 million and create 130 jobs at an engine plant in Romeo for several vehicles, including Ranger and Bronco, at Romeo Engine Plant in Michigan.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/03/28/Ford-to-invest-12B-in-Michigan-factories/2981490716741/

Comment Re:It doesn't take 7 billion people (Score 1) 335

The GP mentioned millenia of dark ages... but the dark ages were actually significantly better for the average human than earlier ages [...]

Except when the Black Death reduced the European population by an estimated 75 to 200 million people in seven years (1346-1353). The world population before the plague was estimated to be 450 million.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death

Comment Re:It's not just low skilled labor (Score 3, Informative) 335

A sh!tty poorly thought out, poorly constructed failure of bill based on lies (you can keep your doctor) and bribes.

That's the proposal that the American Heritage Foundation came up with, originally implemented as RomneyCare in Massachusetts, and Obama took a page out of the Clinton playbook by coopting the Republican proposal as his own. Seven years later 24 million Americans have health insurance and the program cost two-third less than estimated. That's success. Failure would be the current Republican proposal to throw 26 million Americans off of health insurance and give the rich a $200K tax break.

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