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489 days ago.
by R1KRA8
TheFrog
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Members of Congress should not undermine the U.S. government

United States Congressmen should not threaten the existence of the United States government simply because those Congressmen do not like a program. It is the height of fiscal irresponsibility for a Congress to threaten to not pay debts that it has incurred because it does not like a program that it has created. Voters should pay closer attention to the behavior of their elected officials and ask themselves whether those officials really represent them, of if those officials are instead paid-for hires of immoral billionaires who spend their time shoving cocaine up their nostrils.

 
 

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moderation

And if this doesn't go away soon, you will see a 14 th admendment solution in about 12 days.

Posted 519 days ago.

moderation

with due respect, lts, this is not the debt ceiling. the 'dunkeys' request is 70 billion below what the sequester requires. The debt is and has been coming down.the aca should be dealt with in the same way it it became law.again, those unfunded bills from days gone by created a big hole.

Posted 519 days ago.

luvthesouth

dang...bleepd word was c o m i n g. in the future i will try to remember to use the word reaching instead. it would be helpful to have a self-corrector for innocently used words that the moderators deem obsene.

Posted 519 days ago.

luvthesouth

future borrowing and operation of the federal government. it is a staggering sum of money by any stretch of the imagination. i can't believe that you would stand by the democrats and say that raising the debt ceiling again is "any" solution for our problem. no matter how you slice it .it is part of the problem and not the solution. if you are heading down the wrong path..****ing to a concensus on continuing down said wrong path is folly and a waste of time. btw...concerning Iraq. there were weapons of mass destruction. refer to definitions of WMD's under the second amendment forum arguments.

Posted 519 days ago.

luvthesouth

moderation, this problem has not snuck up on anyone in the federal government. the opportunities to find a solution other than continuing the same mantra have been fruitless. at some point an adult has to step into the room and say enough is enough. the only thing i personally have heard is what not raising the debt limit will do to hurt. i have not heard one single word how raising the debt ceiling yet again!!! will accomplish anything other than extending and increasing our indebtedness. there is not a plan in place or trigger(sequester too small and politically a tool for party in power), other than control of the debt ceiling in which to affect any meaningful change. there are some americans that are saying enough is enough and are using their elected representatives to voice their concerns with their yea or ney votes. it should be sobering to realize that we are talking about the ability to BORROW money to cover the interest on the monies we owe, the anticipated interest of futur

Posted 519 days ago.

moderation

good afternoon, lts- yes,but, and this is not how to accomplish a helpful solution. it is and will be costing millions and billions of dollars, not to mention personal medical and financial tragedies as a result of this fiasco.they, the right,sound similar to the ever changing and desperate bush/cheney chants we heard in efforts to sell the Iraq war to the American people.

Posted 519 days ago.

luvthesouth

sorry for some spelling errors in that i have been up for only a short while. in addition, the bleeped word in my previous post is the common term for flatulence.

Posted 519 days ago.

luvthesouth

ask yourself, why would be be in so much trouble managing our debt instead of compounding our debt? that does not work in business and it does not work in our personal lives unless getting outof debt is the end-goal. i fear that getting out of this long-term and never-ending debt is not the intent of our politicians and sadly it does not even amount to a gnats*****in the brain of most americans. the politicians have found the golden government teat that keeps on giving and it is called our the debt ceiling (misnomer) and a printing press(soon to be 100% electronic).

Posted 519 days ago.

luvthesouth

moderation, being a representative republic is a wonderful thing. embrace everyones voice. Obama got the sequester to inflict pain, the repulicans have the debt ceiling and continuing resolution. i think you will agree that the republicans have given in quite a bit on the past debt ceiling battles. frankly i would much prefer that both parties come together to institute a "balance the debt" and "pay as you go" policy. it would reveal to the american people just how poorly our legelators have managed our fiscal well-being. should our country demand that we square-up our debt once and for all and take it out of our personal property and income what we actually owe, the sound of the gasp and intensity of the rage would be like no one has ever seen. that is why they continue the policy of borrowing and monetizing our debt. if the democrats were outraged at credit card compnay policies, what do you think they have been doing to the dumbed-down electorate. you have to as

Posted 519 days ago.

moderation

The right wingers jump up and dump on the birthday cake......., then they try to clean it up, and encourage everyone to enjoy its' special flavor.

Posted 519 days ago.

scrappile

Lost: 1 brain( rarely used from Jan 2001-Jan 2009) and billions of dollars, if brain is found return to one dumb sumĀ£*%+h in podunk , Texas, last known whereabouts of money was near Baghdad, Iraq

Posted 525 days ago.

scrappile

LTS, point of the Denver Post article from me was to show average canucks are not taxed much more than our citizens, with cheaper healthcare, allowances that will let you goto U.S. for some procedures, and cheaper higher education, , again two members of one family need liver transplants, one has insurance, one is self pay, one passed on, the other recycles, hence their moniker.....

Posted 526 days ago.

BeRight

scrappile: I guess you feel that Obamacare will fix all these things. I do not. I guess we will soon find out. I hope you are correct but my fear is you are not.

Posted 526 days ago.

luvthesouth

affirmed the federal government's commitment to provide mostly free health care to all, including the 200,000 immigrants arriving each year. The system is called Medicare (no relation to Medicare in the United States)." same year different view. i assume the denver post and its employees do not use Canada's healthcare system.

Posted 526 days ago.

luvthesouth

ligament. "Every day we're paying for health care, yet when we go to access it, it's just not there," said Pelton. The average Canadian family pays about 48 percent of its income in taxes each year, partly to fund the health care system. Rates vary from province to province, but Ontario, the most populous, spends roughly 40 percent of every tax dollar on health care, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The system is going broke, says the federation, which campaigns for tax reform and private enterprise in health care. The federal government and virtually every province acknowledge there's a crisis: a lack of physicians and nurses, state-of-the-art equipment and funding. In Ontario, more than 10,000 nurses and hospital workers are facing layoffs over the next two years unless the provincial government boosts funding, says the Ontario Hospital Association, which represents health care providers in the province. In 1984 Parliament passed the Canada Health Act, which

Posted 526 days ago.

luvthesouth

courtesy of cbs news in 2009...the same year as your article. "A letter from the Moncton Hospital to a New Brunswick heart patient in need of an electrocardiogram said the appointment would be in three months. It added: "If the person named on this computer-generated letter is deceased, please accept our sincere apologies." The patient wasn't dead, according to the doctor who showed the letter to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. But there are many Canadians who claim the long wait for the test and the frigid formality of the letter are indicative of a health system badly in need of emergency care.Americans who flock to Canada for cheap flu shots often come away impressed at the free and first-class medical care available to Canadians, rich or poor. But tell that to hospital administrators constantly having to cut staff for lack of funds, or to the mother whose teenager was advised she would have to wait up to three years for surgery to repair a torn knee

Posted 526 days ago.

scrappile

So it would seem the .01% difference in taxes in that socialist haven Canada, might be better spent on national single payer healthcare, than insurande premiums, which undoubtedly are more than .01% of your income.....

Posted 526 days ago.

scrappile

Debunking Canadian health care myths - The Denver Post ****denverpost****/opinion/ci_12523427 Jun 7, 2009 - At the end of the day, the average after-tax income of Canadian workers is equal to about 82 percent of their gross pay. In the U.S., that average

Posted 526 days ago.

scrappile

Myth: Canada's health care system is a cumbersome bureaucracy.

The U.S. has the most bureaucratic health care system in the world. More than 31 percent of every dollar spent on health care in the U.S. goes to paperwork, overhead, CEO salaries, profits, etc. The provincial single-payer system in Canada operates with just a 1 percent overhead. Think about it. It is not necessary to spend a huge amount of money to decide who gets care and who doesn't when everybody is covered.

Posted 526 days ago.

scrappile

Myth: Taxes in Canada are extremely high, mostly because of national health care.

In actuality, taxes are nearly equal on both sides of the border. Overall, Canada's taxes are slightly higher than those in the U.S. However, Canadians are afforded many benefits for their tax dollars, even beyond health care (e.g., tax credits, family allowance, cheaper higher education), so the end result is a wash. At the end of the day, the average after-tax income of Canadian workers is equal to about 82 percent of their gross pay. In the U.S., that average is 81.9 percent.....source article in Denver Post.....

Posted 526 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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