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Comment Re:Healthcare Reagan style (Score 1) 181

True. The problem of course, is that very often the traits that make for a good physician are not those that make for a good social conservative. Doctors do have a tendency to want to treat sick people.

For free? No, for cold, hard cash. A doctor still works in his self interest. Don't kid yourself, we all have to eat. You just want to eat on someone else's dime.

Comment Re:Selling for $5B is sexist (Score 1) 181

And... how is it doing now? The poorest people I know are still getting no health care for themselves-- their employers give them fewer than 33 hours so that they don't have to subsidize it-- and you can't pay for even the cheapest plans on $30,000. At least their kids are on CHIP.

Obamacare has been given enough time to have results, and all it's done is tax the middle and lower class. Obamacare is a failure.

Comment Re:thats (Score 1) 181

3) Hillary Clinton has not had to declare bankruptcy.

No, instead she just stuck other people with the failure of Whitewater.

She also bought cattle futures under an unlawfully large margin, although she could probably claim ignorance on that. Wouldn't we all like to have a buddy who would do that for us, though?

Comment Re:As if every government on the planet... (Score 1, Insightful) 65

They want to certify it as safe and secure then tell England that they cannot use this validation because they left the EU. Instead England will have to use the version that is identical but not as safe because it won't have the stamp on the box.

Seriously though. It sounds like maybe they are trying to look important and beneficial to remaining members to avoid another exit push gaining momentum.

Comment Re:Doing Trump's work for him (Score 1) 453

Property taxes are assessed at the value if sold today at the time of the assessment. All improvements and other values including rental if any will be covered in that valuation.

You do not own anything if you are renting it. It is absurd to think otherwise. But the city or jurisdiction gets more by assessing based on the sale value. If they build a mall or upscale restaurant near it and the value increases, it will be reflected in the next assessment and the community benefits. Everything you are trying to accomplish is already accounted for.

Comment Re: Oh boy (Score 1) 377

Do you understand what "their" means?

The vast majority of people in the U.S. don't care about gay marriage one way or another. They see no valid reason to deny it like the subset of people I already mentioned. Don't confuse that with support. They simply didn't care enough to change the norm. It took court orders to change it. Every state but two lost court battles before changing their laws and then the recent supreme court case made it universal. None of that would have been necessary if they supported gay marriage. It would have already been legal.

Comment Re:Doing Trump's work for him (Score 0) 453

I'm positive you don't follow. You also cannot find a simple compound interest calculator either. $10 a week at 3% is closer to $25k.

And check those 2-3% checking accounts and you will find a minimum balance requirement that most paycheck to paycheck people will not be able to keep. But go ahead and live in your half the information world telling people how to live their lives and not figure out why they get pissed at you.

As for your college response, i have to ask if you actually read anything i said? It seems like you ignored all of it in order to push some point i already discounted. Perhaps that is why people get pissed at you.

I did not say going into debt was the problem. I said later in life, you have responsibilities other than just yourself and when you are already working two jobs to raise a family, it can be impossible to take the time to go to school. There are only 168 hours in a week. When 80 or more are taken up working, getting to work, and getting ready for work, you don't have much time left for school even if you happen to be lucky enough that classes are available when you are not at work. But go ahead and suggest their kids can starve or live on the street because you declared that they can quit a job and go into debt for school. While your at it, see if they were told to act pissed off when you declare they can better their life. Oh, and BTW . I worked through college back in the 90s when you still could. I was in debt to the tune of only $5k in student loans (because I wanted a motorcycle) when I graduated.

People can work their way outb of these situations but it just isn't as simple as you want to make it seem. People do compound their problems all the time. Often by the time they realize it and want to make a change, it is extremely more difficultto do. If you are single and in your 20s, it is a lot easier than someone with kids working two jobs paycheck to paycheck.

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