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There is something to think about here. The insurance companies are TERRIFIED this thing will become law, and are fighting it like mad.
Here’s their problem with it, the block grants.
Block grants to the states, with no string attached, for health care, will almost certainly mean that California and New York would apply “Berniecare” in their states. Other blue states would likely follow suit if either did it.
If you’d care to check, you’d find out pretty quickly that the least healthy people live in the reddest states. Pulling the blue states out of the health insurance pool while leaving the red states in, will cause the insurance costs to EXPLODE!
And that would spell the end for private health insurance companies in the USA, and you’ll find unemployed VP’s for Aetna and CIGNA flipping burgers at the local eateries.
For that reason, if passed, the block grants will be removed. But it’s ENORMOUSLY unlikely to pass. The big guys are fighting like mad to prevent it.
Love the strip.
This is what, the third time? or is it the fourth or fifth time Foxconn has promised to build some giant factory outside China.
They’ve never built any such thing. Their great and SOLE advantage is low wages in China with no unions or pollution rules they can’t skirt. Why would they give that up? It doesn’t make any sense.
Now, that was published some months before all this gas about leaving China. A totally automated factory MIGHT make sense, though it will support no jobs save by “pipeline math”.
But I fully expect it’ll wind up like the Pennsylvania promises – nothing but a political ploy for temporary advantage. Forget the Pennsylvania promises? Refresh your memory:
FOXCON‘S CEO is absolutely notorious for promising jobs that never happen. He’s done it all over the world.
Don’t you believe it. A solid third of US citizens are caught up in so many conspiracy theories that they can barely talk, much less think for themselves.
Used to see them come in and leave, out in the woods where I was raised. They’d come in all filled up with nonsense about TEOTWAWKI and start in to “homestead”, and a year or two later go running away with their tail between their legs, because it was WORK.
Honest to God, saw a character buy land in the river bottoms and BUILD A HOUSE THERE. Prettiest log cabin ever came out of a sawmill. After the third time he got flooded out, he figured out that the reason he was getting flooded was because he was living next to the confluence of a river and a big creek. SHOCK!
These people BELIEVE there’s always a conspiracy to “GET” their guy. Years ago, they were pretty evenly distributed between Democrats and Republicans, but the Republican Party went full bore to attract them a couple of decades ago, and they’ve ripped up the Party as a result.
Sure it’s not more than that?
Nonexistent would be a better way to put it.
Good heavens! It might cost some Texan MONEY to actually fix that. Better to let the taxpayers from New York pay for cleaning up their mess!
Well, Locke, I’ll tell you what the problem is. The PROBLEM is that we’ve allowed massive amounts of income to HIDE from the tax man under the guise, invented by Reagan, of identifying “different” incomes.
So I can make a billion a year, and because my income is not from “work” I can keep pretty much all of it. But you, poor sucker, have to pay taxes because you get income from “work”.
Now, why do we honor income that is not from “work”? Income that does not represent actual labor of some kind?
Because Reagan said so. No other reason.
This is DIRECTLY the reason why the rich are getting richer at a record pace. It is DIRECTLY the reason why middle class incomes are declining. And it is EXACTLY why the rich can pay nearly nothing on their actual gross incomes, while proclaiming they pay high rates on “work income”.
Until the fraud of “blessed” and “profane” income is done away with, and everyone runs under the same rules, you’ll have this problem. And apparently, from your remarks, you like it.
So how much “blessed” (capital gains) income do YOU have, Locke?
Brain, that’s the most sarcastic thing I’ve ever read. Congratulations!
All I see is a wig shouting for endless war and endless involvement.
Odd, I thought you Trumpets were AGAINST all that. You know, AMERICA FIRST? Decide to drop all that in favor of perpetual US involvement EVERYWHERE?