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...the senators in Washington took the cowardly route. Preserving their own jobs is more important to them than doing what the overwhelming majority of the American people want. Fire them! Vote them out! They don't care about you!

This is as pissed as I've ever seen our President.

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droxy
Apr. 21st, 2013 04:26 am (UTC)
Every citizen should all pay something, but the govt should be spending within it's revenue.

So you'd be willing to be taxed effective at 45% of your income for insurance that would cost you 10% at an effective rate of 25%?

No one is stopping anyone from getting insurance. PPACA- we all still have to pay premiums. No one gets it, the cost is the same, just adding govt layer to private insurance. It reduces service and coverage but cost more. I do not get why no one understands this. people re very low information on the costs of PPACA. it's so so so much cheaper to self insure.

Yeah, Mitt Romney should pay more, but so should Hollywood (e.g. Katy Perry et al) who got a lot of tax loopholes added. So I call bullshit on tax policy. Clearly its not fair, and rather shows extreme hypocrisy of the Hollywood wealthy elite when that elite is more than happy to progandize the seizure of my assets while getting to keep theirs. Funny how they the rich say tax the rich but then they bitch about the taxes. huh what? That's what they wanted. No one is giving us a break. The left's rich get away with tax avoidance as much as the Mitt Romneys of the world, if not more.
veronica_rich
Apr. 21st, 2013 11:09 am (UTC)
"... it's so so so much cheaper to self insure."

And may I ask what chronic or otherwise compromised health condition you have, that your insurance company was good enough to overlook it and insure you alone affordably, anyway? Before the ACA started requiring it not be able to turn you away for preexisting illness, I mean.

I don't mean through a workplace, either - I presume you're self-insured, on a policy by yourself, which is why you're talking so knowledgeably about it. Because I'd like to compare your actual premium/income ratio to my quote for a self policy in 2001, please. (And in 2001 I had no preexisting conditions yet, so that won't be included in my astronomical quote reply. Of course, in 2001 it would have been moot, because it's unlikely any insurer would have written me a self policy anyway with such a condition.)
droxy
Apr. 21st, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
sending u a PM, I don't like disclosing medical openly.
bonnie_halfelvn
Apr. 22nd, 2013 01:47 am (UTC)
I don't know the ins and outs of all of this, but what I see is Hawaii, which has socialized health care. People there are taxed at a much higher rate, yet they're happy with it.

I suppose being surrounded by beautiful beaches would help in the happiness factor, but I'm not stupid enough to think that what I want will not cost lots of money.

One of the greatest problems with our country is we have very expensive health care, but we do NOT have the best health care. Capitalism does not work in health care for many reasons, one being that the real money is to be made in maintenance of chronic conditions and diseases. Our country as a whole eats too much and all the wrong things, and we don't exercise enough. The overwhelming majority of our ills stem from obesity. But since there's no money in wellness, take a pill for whatever ails you.

I'm not much for consipracy theories, but I do wonder if some diseases and chronic illnesses would have been cured by now, if simply managing them until they got the better of you (and cost several more thousand before you finally die) wasn't where the profit came from. And let us not forget those who are unfortunate enough to contract some extremely rare disease, because there's no money in treating those.

And that's all I'm going to say on this subject, because frankly, I've had a very busy day and now it's bed time.

Goodnight, all.

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