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JohnnyU
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Maybe because the article is poorly written and short on specifics?

Stiglitz is pretty far left, but not as mindless as Krugman. Would have liked to have seen a more in depth article, what was the topic, who was there, etc

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Posted : January 8, 2017 9:38 pm
Alana33
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Donald Trump is 'gaslighting' all of us
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/10/opinions/donald-trump-is-gaslighting-america-ghitis/index.html

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Posted : January 11, 2017 6:49 pm
Alana33
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I just watched President Barack Obama's farewell speech.
It had me in tears.
To see such a great president leave to be replaced by someone of trump's ilk is indeed DEPLORABLE.

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2017/01/president_obama_farewell_speec.html

In farewell speech, emotional President Obama offers encouragement for America's future

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Posted : January 11, 2017 9:47 pm
rotorhead
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Posted : January 11, 2017 10:26 pm
Alana33
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Trump is on target to violate the Constitution the moment he takes the oath of office

Read on:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/12/18/trump-is-on-target-to-violate-the-constitution-the-moment-he-takes-the-oath-of-office/?client=safari

We have had smart presidents and dim ones, effective ones and incompetents, successful ones and unaccomplished ones. Until now, we have never had one for whom it was legitimate to question at the onset of his presidency whether he could fulfill his oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

As things stand now, President-elect Donald Trump has suggested he will not divest himself of a myriad of businesses around the globe that pose serious conflicts of interest, nor will he liquidate even foreign holdings, the proceeds of which would put him in violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

In an academically sound and federal court brief quality paper, Norman Eisen, Richard Painter and Laurence Tribe conclude:

"Careful review of the Emoluments Clause shows that the Clause unquestionably applies to the President of the United States; that it covers an exceptionally broad and diverse range of remunerative relationships (including fair market value transactions that confer profit on a federal officeholder); and that it reaches payments and emoluments from foreign states (including state-owned and state-controlled corporations)."

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Posted : January 12, 2017 3:36 am
Alana33
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Yeah Rotor, complete fantasy on your part to think trumplethinskin tweety has anyone's best interest at heart besides his own.

Donald Trump’s ‘first attempt to ignore the law’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/10/donald-trumps-first-attempt-to-ignore-the-law/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_2_na-amp&utm_term=.ef1c60ca4838

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Posted : January 12, 2017 3:41 am
rotorhead
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I am not a Trump fan. I would never have voted for him. I just believe that he is a better choice than Clinton or Obama 2.0.

I am an Atheist Libertarian. I vote for individual freedom. My only hope for Trump is that he shuts down all of Obama's policies.

Kill Obamacare ASAP, especially the individual and employer mandates. Enforce our immigration laws, deport illegals. Get us out of the UN. Revisit global warming without preconceived conclusions. etc.

So many things to change.....

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Posted : January 12, 2017 4:32 am
Gator's Mom
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Rasputin

Russia's greatest love machine .....

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Posted : January 12, 2017 12:09 pm
watruw8ing4
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LOL, Gator's Mom.

I'm having a delightful time following trump's Twitter feed these days. Today he's congratulating Liinda Bean's "support and courage" for over-donating to him, and telling us all to buy from LL Bean! Wonder if there were advertising fees over and above her extra donation money.

The laughs just keep on coming.

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Posted : January 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Alana33
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No laughing matter here:

30 Million People Lost Their Healthcare in the Dead of Night

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a52234/senate-obamacare-vote/

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Posted : January 12, 2017 9:01 pm
rotorhead
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These are the 30 million people who got health insurance by extorting their fellow citizens to pay for their premiums.

You want insurance then you pay for it, you don't get the government to force others to pay for your insurance.

No laughing matter here:

30 Million People Lost Their Healthcare in the Dead of Night

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a52234/senate-obamacare-vote//blockquote >

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Posted : January 12, 2017 9:10 pm
watruw8ing4
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These are the 30 million people who got health insurance by extorting their fellow citizens to pay for their premiums.

You want insurance then you pay for it, you don't get the government to force others to pay for your insurance.

No laughing matter here:

30 Million People Lost Their Healthcare in the Dead of Night

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a52234/senate-obamacare-vote//blockquote >

I had O'Care for 2 years before I moved here. Paid my total premiums out of my own pocket. Thoroughly happy that former deadbeats no longer forced me to pay for their medical expenses without paying a little into the system, as they'd been doing for the 39 years I'd been purchasing insurance. I also have a soul, so am willing to subsidize those who can't afford the whole premium.

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Posted : January 13, 2017 1:44 am
rotorhead
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I had O'Care for 2 years before I moved here. Paid my total premiums out of my own pocket. Thoroughly happy that former deadbeats no longer forced me to pay for their medical expenses without paying a little into the system, as they'd been doing for the 39 years I'd been purchasing insurance. I also have a soul, so am willing to subsidize those who can't afford the whole premium.

Good for you!

I believe we should each be able to decide for ourselves whether we want to participate or not. You know, it's called individual freedom.

I certainly have no problem with starting a co-op that people can voluntarily join to share the cost of healthcare. The key point is "voluntarily join". If this is such a great and popular idea then everyone would voluntarily join, right? No extortion would be required.

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Posted : January 13, 2017 2:01 am
Alana33
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Many people with preexisting conditions could not get healthcare, at all, prior to ACA.

Obamacare Repeal Results In Tax Cuts For The Rich; Tax Increases And Lost Insurance For The Rest

http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2016/12/15/obamacare-repeal-results-in-tax-cuts-for-the-rich-tax-increases-and-lost-insurance-for-the-rest/#4d4d96b269b3

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Posted : January 13, 2017 9:24 am
watruw8ing4
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I had O'Care for 2 years before I moved here. Paid my total premiums out of my own pocket. Thoroughly happy that former deadbeats no longer forced me to pay for their medical expenses without paying a little into the system, as they'd been doing for the 39 years I'd been purchasing insurance. I also have a soul, so am willing to subsidize those who can't afford the whole premium.

Good for you!

I believe we should each be able to decide for ourselves whether we want to participate or not. You know, it's called individual freedom.

I certainly have no problem with starting a co-op that people can voluntarily join to share the cost of healthcare. The key point is "voluntarily join". If this is such a great and popular idea then everyone would voluntarily join, right? No extortion would be required.

Idealistically, I can almost agree with you. Realistically, though, the public has been on the hook for others' medical costs, and always will be, unless we want them to die. And I sure don't want that. So, I'm all for the "extortion" of those who can contribute. Again, I was "extorted" for decades, by people who neglected to purchase insurance when they could have, and then had catastrophic illnesses.

Having worked in the insurance industry for over 2 decades, I've seen the hospital agreements with the insurance companies, where the insurance companies agreed to pay out extra to help cover the uninsured costs, on hospital charges already inflated for the same purpose.

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Posted : January 13, 2017 12:41 pm
Gator's Mom
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History of US Health Care System

I think Mr. rotorhead should establish his own insurance cooperative and back the risk with his retirement savings.

Wait .... that's what we're going to get! Yay, so forward thinking!

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Posted : January 13, 2017 12:47 pm
Gator's Mom
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And if you don't have any savings retirement or otherwise?

Without access to adequate insurance or ability to pay for health care, you're going to die younger and sooner anyway. Particularly if you have a pre-existing condition.

Perfect plan!

BTW - You're probably better off in the VI with public hospitals that offer some promise of care without a bankroll.

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Posted : January 13, 2017 2:13 pm
Courtney
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Final Countdown!!

7 days!!

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Posted : January 13, 2017 5:15 pm
rotorhead
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7 more days

People will never become responsible adults if we keep treating them like children who always need to be taken care of.

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Posted : January 13, 2017 5:44 pm
Alana33
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In one night, the GOP voted to take away these 6 essential health benefits
Republicans showed exactly where they stand.

https://thinkprogress.org/gop-vote-essential-health-benefits-694a83fbaaf6?gi=c34f37199caa#.xw8je3mbt

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Posted : January 13, 2017 6:50 pm
Gumbo
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In one night, the GOP voted to take away these 6 essential health benefits
Republicans showed exactly where they stand.

https://thinkprogress.org/gop-vote-essential-health-benefits-694a83fbaaf6?gi=c349f37199caa#.xw8je3mbt

Many voting Americans have known exactly where the Republicans stand that's why they are now the majority in both houses of Congress. If the left keeps up the same rhetoric the Republicans will have 60 votes in the Senate in two years.
When they passed the unaffordable care Act it was straight down party lines, That is why they don't have enough votes to stop it from being repealed now. They literally shoved it down our throats without even reading it. In the V.I. they expanded welfare with the money and here we are with no available insurance to purchase.
Trump soon come

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Posted : January 13, 2017 11:20 pm
rotorhead
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"Remember when those pesky other branches of government wouldn't bow down to Obama's whims, and the president famously bragged about going it alone? Now Obama's out and it will soon be Donald Trump wielding his pen and phone.

As Barack Obama bids farewell to his presidency this week, keep in mind these five scary powers that President Trump will inherit from him."

http://reason.com/reasontv/2017/01/13/scary-powers-president-trump-thanksobama

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Posted : January 14, 2017 1:00 am
Scubadoo
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I had O'Care for 2 years before I moved here. Paid my total premiums out of my own pocket. Thoroughly happy that former deadbeats no longer forced me to pay for their medical expenses without paying a little into the system, as they'd been doing for the 39 years I'd been purchasing insurance. I also have a soul, so am willing to subsidize those who can't afford the whole premium.

Good for you!

I believe we should each be able to decide for ourselves whether we want to participate or not. You know, it's called individual freedom.

I certainly have no problem with starting a co-op that people can voluntarily join to share the cost of healthcare. The key point is "voluntarily join". If this is such a great and popular idea then everyone would voluntarily join, right? No extortion would be required.

Idealistically, I can almost agree with you. Realistically, though, the public has been on the hook for others' medical costs, and always will be, unless we want them to die. And I sure don't want that. So, I'm all for the "extortion" of those who can contribute. Again, I was "extorted" for decades, by people who neglected to purchase insurance when they could have, and then had catastrophic illnesses.

Having worked in the insurance industry for over 2 decades, I've seen the hospital agreements with the insurance companies, where the insurance companies agreed to pay out extra to help cover the uninsured costs, on hospital charges already inflated for the same purpose.

We don't have to worry about the uninsured. They'll just continue to go to the hospital ER anywhere in the US at a cost orders of magnitude over a family doctor visit and the rest of us with insurance will continue to pay for the uninsured just as it used to be. Make America great again.

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Posted : January 15, 2017 2:12 am
rotorhead
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Advice from the hypocrites at Occupy Democrats. This was 8 years ago. I guess they didn't really mean it.

?w=914

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Posted : January 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Alana33
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Having an ignorant Russian puppet as president elect is treason.

On another note:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2017/01/11/omg-house-republicans-are-preparing-to-hit-consumers-with-a-horrible-new-tax-that-will-harm-trump-and-hurt-the-economy/#5799c383641e

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Posted : January 16, 2017 7:36 pm
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