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|11-12-2010 08:01 AM|
|snowjeeper||snowolf: Donklephant, I'd be interested in seeing what you have to say on there.|
|11-11-2010 05:06 PM|
I read through some of the health care site...It sounds great if some of the outcomes other mention don't come true, such as the long waits. Didn't MA try a state run health care system? Didn't fail?
|11-11-2010 04:42 PM|
Originally Posted by SPAZ View Post
The last two years have gotten me interested in reading on basic economics. I am failing to understand what can be done if the government continues to borrow from banks - does that not mean all of the situation is owned by the shareholders of a few wealthy financial corporations? In that case (which is the case) - whatever Obama says, whatever they point out as the obstacles that have been removed - chances are the situation is not getting any better anytime soon.
I say - stay out of debt, think through if you are considering college (choose a degree that will provide you with a particular skill, not a Mickey Mouse degree), save money (either way if you go or do not to college) and keep 'boardin'!
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|11-11-2010 04:18 PM|
I agree that our system is TERRIBLE! We absolutely need an overhaul and yes there are far too many politicians that are getting "kickbacks" from those special interest groups. That is one of my major issues with national health care. Look at the way these politicians self-serve now, now imagine them in charge of the health care you receive. I just don't have any confidence that they can get it right. There are many systems in the world better than ours, no denying, but I think with our current system of bloated government greed we have a long, long way to go to get anywhere close. I am no expert but there has to be a better way then entrusting all of our health needs to "elected" officials. I for one want to play a major role in the needs of myself and my family.
|11-10-2010 08:26 PM|
CBC News - Health - Wait times for surgery, medical treatments at all-time high: report
Last year I had hand surgery, wait time, 2 days. Also, I had a CT scan, wait time 6 days.
|11-09-2010 05:30 PM|
|Shocktroop531||man. look at the chunk that goes to the pentagon. then look at the parts like health , job training, and education. as far as I'm concerned the Education part and the pentagon part should be flipped. could you imagine the good we could be doing for ourselves if that was true? the military is so bloated and such a fucking waste. spending all this money so we can maintain a worldwide empire that the people don't want. we just want to live our lives.|
|11-09-2010 05:19 PM|
|tAo77||Good points on all accounts. We could go back and forth forever, but I don't feel either of us would budge. I admit to a certain amount of paranoia and distrust. Living in the 28% tax bracket and paying around 30k per year in misspent and wasted tax money will put just about anyone there. I am no republican, make no mistake, but I do feel that a strong homeland defense and much, much, less pork are of paramount importance. To me the problem still remains with both parties being to extreme. With the dollar depreciating and China downgrading our credit rating, a longer term recession may be on the horizon. Overspending has been our governments achilles heel for far too long, its time to cap spending and let our economy right itself.|
|11-09-2010 07:29 AM|
|snowjeeper||your costs are increasing because of the bush tax cuts, i hope you realize that.|
|11-09-2010 06:46 AM|
I notice the pie chart for spending is just for discretionary spending. Entitlements such as social security, medicare (the one the feds fund) and other entitlements take up the largest part of the budget and these are things that the govt can't really control after all they are entitlements. I fear extending health care to everyone in the country would create a new large entitlement for a service that cost are already sky rocketing. I will admit I have great fear about this, and was relieved when the bill did not provide universal coverage.
None of the ways they purposed to pay for it seem like they would match cost increases, so this would have been an entitlement we couldn't afford. Being someone who did not benefit from the bush tax cuts I can't really afford tax increase...
|11-08-2010 10:58 PM|
Be safe as posting, texting, surfing whatever while driving is dangerous! Wouldn't want to lose a debate partner.
I know we disagree politically, but there is more to life than politics, namely SNOWBOARDING!
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