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[#] Sun Jul 29 2012 19:31:13 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Better off with Jimmy McMillan, who, strangely, is running as a Republican.


Why is that Strange?

I admit I don't know much of his "platform." The whole rent/price-fixing thing seems a little un-conservative, though.

[#] Sun Jul 29 2012 19:37:40 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I still consider myself a (small l) libertarian but I've given up on

the Libertarian Party. Their complete lack of pragmatism continues to

make them a non-starter. It seems that libertarian ideals are more
pragmatically advanced through the Tea Party.

Mainline Libertarians are severaly fed up with the Tea Party. They're living in a world where Ron Paul founded the Tea Party which was subsequently hijacked by the usual suspects. That world, of course, is not the real world.

[#] Sun Jul 29 2012 19:38:01 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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s/severaly/severely/

[#] Sun Jul 29 2012 22:02:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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If there's anything to be fed up with, it's the tendency of the Tea Party favorites who were elected in 2010 being pressured by Boner et al to be less Tea Party and more RINO-like. Not all of them, of course. You can tell which ones are holding fast to their conservative/libertarian principles by how much the left hates/trashes them (case in point: Michelle Bachmann).

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 08:47:24 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Bachman... the IRS lawyer?

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 11:46:35 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Hey, man, light bulb freedom of choice is very important!

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 11:54:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Millions of little girls whose Easy Bake Ovens now produce mercury poisoning instead of yummy treats will agree about that :)

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 13:43:50 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Mr. Romney comes out in favor of a single-payer Israeli style health system:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/romney-praises-israels-socialized-health-care-sys

I doubt that our insurance industry will allow themselves to simply be closed out of their business. The lawsuits would certainly go to the Supreme court if the lobbyists don't kill it DOA. So this is mostly just a talking point...

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 14:21:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The title of the article is somewhat disingenuous. Mr. Romney is impressed by Israel's ability to keep the cost of health care (relative to GDP) contained at 8 percent. The title of the article implies that he is gushing over the fact that it is a single-payer system.

Although as I've mentioned before, a single-payer system would still be better than the cartel-based system we currently have, and far better than obamacare.
But not as good as complete deregulation.

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 18:35:42 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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"Single payer" is just a polite way of saying socialized medicine. So, the care itself isn't owned by the State. Big deal. The State will force the medical community to comply to its wishes if it accepts money, just as they do with Medicaid and Medicare.


You can call it some fancy name like Single Payer, or universal health care, national health insurance, etc. It doesn't matter. It's all a form of government control over our spending and health care.


Just wait until we see this happening here:


http://tinyurl.com/d84valn

[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 19:21:49 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Couple things -

1. The Israeli system allows you to choose from 4 different health care 'funds' which means there is competition.

2. There's no way that America's healthcare could use the same model successfully because:

a. The per capita number of doctors here is MUCH higher.

b. Doctor's salaries are MUCH lower. A good doctor here doesn't make $100K/year. Department heads might make that much. Residents make less than $10/hour. (On the other hand, they have little student debt, since college/med school is about $4K/year, and a lot of doctors get part of their education paid for by the army)

c. Israel has a population of 8 million people. These things don't scale. Maybe state-by-state, but nationwide, no way.

 



[#] Mon Jul 30 2012 20:36:18 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Oh. I will say one more thing. Considering that I'm paying much less for better service than most people with normal HMOs in the US have, I really couldn't care less who I'm subsidizing.

Especially when you consider that you're subsidizing anyone on Medicare anyway.



[#] Thu Aug 09 2012 09:27:18 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Oh my, oh my, the world is a scary, bad place. Romney's not even in office (yet) (hopefully never) and he's already committing Obamaesque foreign policy blunders.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/romney-foreign-policy-misstep-a-big-one/2012/08/08/701ea0cc-e162-11e1-98e7-89d659f9c106_blog.html

[#] Thu Aug 09 2012 11:16:06 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Ann Coulter says the Romney campaign must fire Romney!

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/ann-coulter-wants-romney-spokesperson-fired-over-romneycare

I am laughing my ass off here...

[#] Thu Aug 09 2012 16:50:46 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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First time you laughed at Ann? Did you think the person that told you about the link was crazy?

[#] Fri Aug 10 2012 13:01:54 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Not the first time, and certainly won't be the last.

[#] Fri Aug 10 2012 17:45:41 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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MITT ROMNEY MADE 50 MILLION DOLLARS INCINERATING ABORTED FETUSES

http://www.nowpublic.com/health/mitt-romney-s-abortion-business-made-him-50m

MITT ROMNEY MADE 50 MILLION DOLLARS INCINERATING ABORTED FETUSES

[#] Fri Aug 10 2012 17:47:09 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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That is a lie, everyone knows Romney eats aborted fetuses.

[#] Fri Aug 10 2012 17:48:37 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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That is a lie, everyone knows Romney eats aborted fetuses.

Lies, damned lies, and politics. :)

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