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    Affordable Care?

    A few years ago, in the dead of night, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi strong-armed a bunch of stupid Senators and Congressmen to pass the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, without giving them time to read the nearly three thousand pages of text. Pelosi said that we have to pass it so we can find out what it is. Since then, thousands of bureaucrats have used their new power to write millions, yes millions of new regulations that are presumed to be authorized under the Obamacare open ended powers granted to them.


    Nobody knows what Obamacare is, yet.


    And we have been told by our Supreme Masters, the Supreme Court that imagines they have all the power in the universe because they are, in fact Supreme, that the Senators and Congressman who passed the law claiming it was not a new tax, were acting within their powers because they were just lying, and that it is "Constitutional" because, in fact, it is a tax.


    So this thread will deal with it in terms of whether it is actually "Affordable" or actually "care" of some kind, or whether it is George Orwell gone amok.


    Does anyone know what Obamacare is, yet?

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    I do not know the ins and outs. No one does.

    However there are somethings int he bill I do like. Like no preexisting conditions. I also like that I can cover my kids till they are 26 or something like that. In my opinion if I am willing to pay the premium I should be able to add whoever I want.
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    Get over it already. You lost. Years from now when Obamacare is accepted as the law of the land without giving second thought, and universally seen as vital to the social and economic fabric of our country as, say, medicare and social security, you and your ilk will be seen in hindsight as the obstacles to social progress that you are. So, join your social conservative brethren as yet again, for the umpteenth time and for all other social and progressive reforms, you find yourself on the wrong side of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy eat jazz View Post
    Get over it already. You lost. Years from now when Obamacare is accepted as the law of the land without giving second thought, and universally seen as vital to the social and economic fabric of our country as, say, medicare and social security, you and your ilk will be seen in hindsight as the obstacles to social progress that you are. So, join your social conservative brethren as yet again, for the umpteenth time and for all other social and progressive reforms, you find yourself on the wrong side of history.
    The sheer amount of egotistical, self righteous ******** in this post is absolutely fantastic. It must have taken years to get to this point. I admire a man with dedication. I am repping that bad ass piece of junk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoked View Post
    The sheer amount of egotistical, self righteous ******** in this post is absolutely fantastic. It must have taken years to get to this point. I admire a man with dedication. I am repping that bad ass piece of junk.
    lol. i loved his social progress garbage part the most lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoked View Post
    The sheer amount of egotistical, self righteous ******** in this post is absolutely fantastic. It must have taken years to get to this point. I admire a man with dedication. I am repping that bad ass piece of junk.
    Oh gee, not the neg rep. Please no. Dear me. How can I go on???


    Like I give a crap. Neg rep away. I stand 100% by what I say. Social conservatives like Babe are consistently on the wrong side of history and social progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy eat jazz View Post
    Oh gee, not the neg rep. Please no. Dear me. How can I go on???


    Like I give a crap. Neg rep away. I stand 100% by what I say. Social conservatives like Babe are consistently on the wrong side of history and social progress.
    This is a hard fail. Why you ask? Well, I didn't neg rep you, I pos repped you. But nothing you have posted in this thread has anything to do with facts or reality so why start now, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoked View Post
    This is a hard fail. Why you ask? Well, I didn't neg rep you, I pos repped you. But nothing you have posted in this thread has anything to do with facts or reality so why start now, right?
    And I was supposed to infer that you positive repped me from the content of your post?

    Not anything to do with reality?

    Ok, I’m curious, please tell me, just to take a few examples, which of the following progressive social/economic reforms social conservatives, as a group, supported:

    13th Amendment
    17th Amendment
    19th Amendment
    Civil Rights Act
    Social Security Act
    Voting Rights Act
    Anti-child labor laws
    Food labeling laws
    Anti-trust laws
    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Fair Work Regulations
    Parental leave laws
    Anti-discrimination laws

    There’s plenty more examples.

    Social conservatives have fought every single progressive social/economic reform since the dawn of time. Babe is just one more in an endless stream of people fighting the march of progress and history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy eat jazz View Post
    And I was supposed to infer that you positive repped me from the content of your post?

    Not anything to do with reality?

    Ok, I’m curious, please tell me, just to take a few examples, which of the following progressive social/economic reforms social conservatives, as a group, supported:

    13th Amendment
    17th Amendment
    19th Amendment
    Civil Rights Act
    Social Security Act
    Voting Rights Act
    Anti-child labor laws
    Food labeling laws
    Anti-trust laws
    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Fair Work Regulations
    Parental leave laws
    Anti-discrimination laws

    There’s plenty more examples.

    Social conservatives have fought every single progressive social/economic reform since the dawn of time. Babe is just one more in an endless stream of people fighting the march of progress and history.
    That right there is the problem. You are not supposed to infer or assume anything. You are actually supposed to find out what the hell you are talking about before you do reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy eat jazz View Post
    And I was supposed to infer that you positive repped me from the content of your post?

    Not anything to do with reality?

    Ok, I’m curious, please tell me, just to take a few examples, which of the following progressive social/economic reforms social conservatives, as a group, supported:

    13th Amendment
    17th Amendment
    19th Amendment
    Civil Rights Act
    Social Security Act
    Voting Rights Act
    Anti-child labor laws
    Food labeling laws
    Anti-trust laws
    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Fair Work Regulations
    Parental leave laws
    Anti-discrimination laws

    There’s plenty more examples.

    Social conservatives have fought every single progressive social/economic reform since the dawn of time. Babe is just one more in an endless stream of people fighting the march of progress and history.
    Whether or not Obamacare is "universally seen as vital to the social and economic fabric of our country" remains to be seen. Being on the wrong side of history is not necessarily a bad thing. Case in point, the Social Security Act that you tout as a vital program. I would much rather keep my money and do what I want with it instead of loaning it to the government to fart around with until I retire.

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    I got a nice refund from my insurance company because they spent too much on expenses other than medical care. I can't remember off the top of my head how much it was, but it was over $200.

    So if insurance companies are required to spend a certain amount of the premiums they collect on actual medical care, either medical care will improve, premiums will go down, or both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyDawg View Post
    I got a nice refund from my insurance company because they spent too much on expenses other than medical care. I can't remember off the top of my head how much it was, but it was over $200.

    So if insurance companies are required to spend a certain amount of the premiums they collect on actual medical care, either medical care will improve, premiums will go down, or both.
    Third Party payers are generally a bad idea. Even Insurance Companies generally provide less care for the buck than a paying patient. A patient who has his own health and his own wallet on the line has a chance to do a little personal decision making, and if he asks relevant questions and can afford the time to study the issues, he will be a more efficient consumer. If anyone doesn't want to do that, I might just infer Darwin was right to begin with.

    So here's a case in point. Lady has cancer, and a very good doctor recommends doing a specific new type of imaging. It is explained well, and the health care professional wife and former medical researcher husband can readily see it is very much better than the alternatives.

    The insurance company is taking the decision into its own control, since they have the money to disburse. . . . . after collecting insurance premiums for decades with no payouts at all. . . . but even though this new scan is actually cheaper, they decide they can't permit it because they just don't know much about it yet.

    months later, after multiple scans with other technologies, repeated because of doubtful interpretations of inferior types of imaging, and spending about five times the money, it was only during surgery that biopsies revealed the actual fact that the scan first proposed would have indicated. . . .

    Fact is, Obamacare takes personal control of peoples own health away from them, even more than insurance companies have done, in huge swaths. . . . and there are no intrinsic limits to what can be instigated by bureaucratic decree downstream. It is the end of representative government in the most personal aspect of our lives.

    The things we have been told are generally untrue, and our support of it is universally uninformed.

    We have bought a pig in a poke. . . .

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    Oh **** my ambien is clickin in i dont eve know what part ot jazzfanz im in any more. i shoud go to be soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy eat jazz View Post
    Get over it already. You lost. Years from now when Obamacare is accepted as the law of the land without giving second thought, and universally seen as vital to the social and economic fabric of our country as, say, medicare and social security, you and your ilk will be seen in hindsight as the obstacles to social progress that you are. So, join your social conservative brethren as yet again, for the umpteenth time and for all other social and progressive reforms, you find yourself on the wrong side of history.
    oh I love this. "history" is some mystical, godlike force for good that will vindicate the winners in any fight.

    human freedom has never been blessed by "history", and "America" was an aberration from the norm, which for a few years sustained a pretty good nation with more freedom and human rights and economic prosperity than any other place in time, history, or anywhere on the face of the earth.

    Yep. We are right on track with "history", heading into pretty much the same kind of life humans have elsewhere had for thousands of years. Poor little peasants trying to hide in haystacks or caves while the megalomaniacs drive their armies and/or Corporations back and forth across our fields. Hordes of petty bureaucrats swarming around to harass and annoy and generally dictate every detail of life, and take every loose coin and our crops and savings back to their luxurious mansions/castles/offshore banks. . . . .

    Yep. You won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    oh I love this. "history" is some mystical, godlike force for good that will vindicate the winners in any fight.

    human freedom has never been blessed by "history", and "America" was an aberration from the norm, which for a few years sustained a pretty good nation with more freedom and human rights and economic prosperity than any other place in time, history, or anywhere on the face of the earth.

    Yep. We are right on track with "history", heading into pretty much the same kind of life humans have elsewhere had for thousands of years. Poor little peasants trying to hide in haystacks or caves while the megalomaniacs drive their armies and/or Corporations back and forth across our fields. Hordes of petty bureaucrats swarming around to harass and annoy and generally dictate every detail of life, and take every loose coin and our crops and savings back to their luxurious mansions/castles/offshore banks. . . . .

    Yep. You won.

    You don't think it's "progressive" to totally bankrupt a country in the name of big government/overloaded social programs and enter into receivership? You're a complete loon!

    And don't mind China right now. China is not really saying, "Your bonds aren't good enough." "Your word is not good enough." to the US government That's not why they are negotiating asset guarantees from the US government for their debt right now probably as I type this. That's not why they have been calling for Americans to turn in their guns in their propaganda outlets. It's not like they are calling their bonds in and coming after real American assets on US soil before their bonds as denominated in US dollars are completely worthless and don't want to meet an armed American resistance in process. Well, expect that they are doing exactly that. Reality bites.
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