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Old 09-21-2009, 01:30 PM   #91
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Do you know about how bad things got under JC. Spending was not the issue it was inflation, loans for a home around 18% and higher, gas lines, no foriegn policy, etc....
Stop. Read what I wrote. It has nothing to do with Jimmy Carter. For the love of god read. You can read right? You don't have some learning disability that inhibits you from reading something and properly comprehending what is being conveyed right?


edit: it occurs to me that you didn't actually read the article so you have no context for what I wrote. In which case you are a dumbass. The article, like ym post, has nothing to do with JC other than referencing that crap got bad when he was Pres. Again...please make an attempt at knowing WTF you are talking about before you post.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:46 PM   #92
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Yea, I can read and go F yourself.
If you can read then please do explain your response. It lacks sense.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:56 AM   #93
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Why is it that some people think that a lack of alternative ideas necessarily disqualifies someone from being allowed to disagree? Aren't those two notions mutually exclusive? I mean I can tell you it's a bad idea to use plexiglas for the windshield of the space shuttle but I don't have a clue what they really use. I know you may not be getting at the whole "don't talk unless you have solutions" argument but you're wandering down that road with that question and I have definitely seen that argument around here more than once.
Well given that health care costs are expected to balloon to as high as 25 percent of total GDP in the next 15 years, creating a massive competitive disadvantage for American companies vis a vis other industrialized nations, I think said some people are starting with the premise that the current system is economically unsustainable. This is of course a completely different argument than the moral question of guaranteeing insurance. Anyway, if you accept as true the idea that significant measures to control costs are needed, it is reasonable to demand more than criticism right? That doesn't mean you can't challenge any of the current plans without a detailed alternative I suppose, but leaving things as they are doesn't seem like a serious choice.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:27 AM   #94
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I think everyone wants to see a "detailed plan", I think it is fair to ask of both sides. Sadly, politicians, and political discourse in general, is now much more of The Other Plan Wont Work, so Use Ours. and then you proceed to point out all the errors in the other plan. Why? because getting a lot of people to agree that a specific idea is a bad idea is easier, than getting a lot of people to agree that specific idea is the right, or best, idea.
Interestingly enough, the opposite is kind of true for platform speeches: it is easier to write a general all inclusive platform that everyone can agree on, than it is to write a platform that contains a real plan that can then be attacked.

Yes I know this an obvious post.
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:27 AM   #95
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Not sure if you saw the last Presidents address but if you remember that when he mentioned that the rep. have not helped several help up their plans they have proposed but ignored. From what I have read the dems have also rejected all or most of any of the rep. amendments to the proposed bills. Where did you get the number that health care could hit 25% of total GDP in 15 years?
The Long-Term Outlook for Health Care Spending

Did you try google? It's a widely reported figure.
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Well given that health care costs are expected to balloon to as high as 25 percent of total GDP in the next 15 years, creating a massive competitive disadvantage for American companies vis a vis other industrialized nations, I think said some people are starting with the premise that the current system is economically unsustainable. This is of course a completely different argument than the moral question of guaranteeing insurance. Anyway, if you accept as true the idea that significant measures to control costs are needed, it is reasonable to demand more than criticism right? That doesn't mean you can't challenge any of the current plans without a detailed alternative I suppose, but leaving things as they are doesn't seem like a serious choice.
dude you totally sound like will farrell when he answers the debate question in old school! nicely done sir.

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