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That’s why reforming health care has become an impossibility. As soon as anyone makes any noises about fixing the system, the army of lobbyists, hired by every vested interest, shows up to bury the reformers. If they are not able to kill the idea of reform entirely, they set about corrupting it into another grift that their clients can use to get a free shot at your wallet. The only people not represented in these efforts are the voters. They get no say. here…..
There is no other consumer good or service whose price has increased over the last 20 years that even comes close to the soaring cost of college tuition and college textbooks, which have both tripled in price and increased by 200% since 1996.
Healthcare and college are two of the most inflated industries in this country as well as two of the biggest industries in which government is heavily involved. Coincidence? I think not. found here….
So you can buy a kazillion inch TV on welfare but it costs you a kazillion dollars for a college education. Feature or bug?
Keeping the underclass entertained and manipulated while insuring the elite and their kids have a greater shot at success and maintaining power.
Same thing with healthcare, keeping the middle class crippled with terrible insurance while elites get the best plans and doctors, and welfare recipients get their insurance for free paid by……..the middle class.
See where this is going??
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“Democrats have become radicalized by the left. This doesn’t just mean that they pursue all sorts of bad policies. It means that their first and foremost allegiance is to an ideology, not the Constitution, not our country or our system of government. All of those are only to be used as vehicles for their ideology.
That’s why compromise has become impossible.” keep reading….
Growing up in small town America in the 70’s we never locked our doors at night, as a matter of fact I never had a house key as a kid, didn’t need one. If I remember right we had a key hidden at the back door by the rock next to the first bush left side of the door under a potted plant, the only potted plant in that area. Basically if you were a thief looking for the house key my folks all but laid out a map. I think the only time the house was locked was when we left town and the key was for the neighbor to feed the dog.
We didn’t have adult crossing guards, in elementary school the fifth graders were given the task of getting kids across the streets safely. I guess school officials figured 10 year olds were bright enough to know how to shuttle the urchins back and forth at the crossings. It was considered quite the honor to be the crossing guard, to wear the orange vest with the hand held stop sign, it was a big deal.
What a small but meaningful way to understand responsibility, I don’t recall anyone ever getting hit at a crossing and we had some damn busy roads.
We didn’t have cops in our schools, there was no need. The teachers and staff were there to handle any problems but we didn’t need law enforcement. High school kids would skip class, smoke in the parking lot and get in fights but it was all handled by the students themselves or the teachers. It was innocent and obnoxious trouble making but we never wished we had a cop around.
We were raised to not be afraid, to be responsible, and have the ability to handle our own problems. We learned that the society we lived in had laws and we were taught to adhere to those laws or face the consequences. There were also the unspoken rules, respect your elders, hold a door open for the ladies, don’t hit girls, and don’t swear in front of Mom.
We lived by the rules, didn’t seem that difficult.
When people don’t abide by the laws of the land and choose to not follow the rules then society breaks down. When a Mohamed shoots up a company Christmas party, or a couple of illegal immigrant adult males rape a 14 year old girl, or a black man attacks a cop after robbing a store, you kinda get the feeling that society has got a problem. But here’s a little secret, Mohamed, Jose, and Deontre’ don’t care about the rules. Each individual was raised a certain way and follows the rules they have learned from childhood to adult, the individuals mentioned above obviously didn’t learn the same lessons as I did growing up.
These are the people that liberals put on a pedestal, the kind of people liberals don’t want banned, the kind of people that liberals want crossing our borders, the kind of people that are the handiwork of our union run public schools, the kind of people who don’t follow our laws because they have their own culture that has it’s own laws.
We used to have wonderful country where for the most part, other than the crazies, people followed societies laws whether written or unspoken. Unfortunately our elected officials have chosen that diversity is the future regardless of the casualties.
We lock our doors now, even when we’re home.by jeffli6 with 15 comments
“London is a city so desperate to be seen as tolerant, no news of the injured was released. No clue about who was safe or not.
Liberals convince themselves multiculturalism works because we all die together, too.
An entire city of monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Blind. Deaf. And dumb.
These people may have left their lands. But they have brought every tension, every conflict, every bit of fight here with them.
The Afghans hate the Somalias who loathe the Eritreans. As it was before, it is now. London is a city of ghettos behind a thin veneer of civility kept polished by a Muslim mayor whose greatest validation is his father’s old job.
I see him now, penning a missive about how London is a beautiful and tolerant city, how we are united by shared values and understanding, and how we will not be cowed by terror.
Sure enough, there he was, saying exactly that, just now. Fool.” Keep reading….by jeffli6 with no comments yet
Thus, roughly 81% of the newly insured people in 2016 were simply given free insurance which everyone else funded. How is that a success? A successful reform would have seen people affording their own private health insurance – when and only IF they wanted it – because the product would have gotten better, cheaper, or both. Instead, since that wasn’t accomplished, Obamacare simply pushed people into government-run insurance to pretend it had “solved” the problem. It was called “The AFFORDABLE Care Act,” but a more appropriate name would have been “The Forced Welfare Expansion Act.”
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Our government started with roughly 50 employees in three departments. All government employees, which numbered nearly 4 million in 1939, number over 22 million today, with nearly three million federal employees and the rest state and local (and that excludes military).
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The overwhelming majority of those federal employees who donated to a presidential campaign, more than 95 percent, gave money to Hillary Clinton. Ninety-nine percent of contributions from State Department employees went to Clinton in the 2016 elections. You can be sure they aren’t excited to be working for Trump. keep reading….
Tillerson was asked by an IJR writer about what exactly he plans to do now that the media has been barred from the world-traveling plane. He responded by saying “I will now spend time working and doing what a Secretary of State should do, I wasn’t hired to do interviews, I was hired to be a diplomat”.
This will be vastly different from previous administrations, which tended to have lengthy, fruitless discussions with the news outlets.
Tillerson defended himself in an interview explaining how major news outlets already have bureau offices in the countries he is visiting. Tillerson told the press, “They have bureau offices. They have people there. So it’s not like they can’t cover what’s happening there. The only thing that’s missing is the chance to talk and more in the air.”
Ahhhh….common sense, I thought that’s what that was.
Liberals hate common sense, especially the liberal media cry babies.
The U.S. diplomatic press corps was deeply angered when the Department of State announced it did not intend on bringing any members of the press corps aboard the secretary’s aircraft. “The State Department Correspondents’ Association is disappointed that Secretary Tillerson chose to travel this week to North Asia without a full contingent of the diplomatic press corps or even a pool reporter,” the group said in a statement.
Tillerson defended his action, saying, “There’s this long tradition that the Secretary spends time on the plane with the press. I don’t know that I’ll do a lot of that. I’m just not … that’s not the way I tend to work. That’s not the way I tend to spend my time. I spend my time working on this airplane.”by jeffli6 with 4 comments
The head of Mexico’s governors’ association will lodge a complaint with the Organization of American States Saturday accusing President Trump of human rights violations, demanding the OAS help ensure protections for migrants facing raids or deportation from the U.S.
The Washington Times goes on to report that the complaint will be delivered personally, and that the governors also issued a lot of palaver about the economic importance of the border, meaning, open border on the north side (just try to get past a Mexican immigration officer without papers going south) as somehow necessary for both countries.
So now the big concern for the OAS is “human rights” according to these governors. Not the human rights of having to live in Mexico, which is so corrupt and crime-ridden that schoolyard kids are exposed to beheadings, the Mexico of hanging bodies on bridges, or the Mexico of mass graves, often of migrants. Or, the Mexico where governors are found complicit at least in the mass disappearance of college students, as happened a couple years ago. No, the human rights violation here is the election of Donald Trump, his effort to enforce U.S. law and apparently, a newly carved out human “right” to be an illegal immigrant with no detention. keep reading….
For comparison, below is a story from a few years back about an American working LEGALLY in Mexico and the hoops you have to jump through to LEGALLY work in Mexico. Obviously the “Rights” these governors of Mexico are worried about are very one sided.
I spent five years working in Mexico.
I worked under a tourist visa for three months and could legally renew it for three more months. After that you were working illegally. I was technically illegal for three weeks waiting on the FM3 approval.
During that six months our Mexican and US Attorneys were working to secure a permanent work visa called a FM3. It was in addition to my US passport that I had to show each time I entered and left the country. Barbara’s was the same except hers did not permit her to work.
To apply for the FM3 I needed to submit the following notarized originals (not copies) of my:
1. Birth certificates for Barbara and me.
2. Marriage certificate.
3. High school transcripts and proof of graduation.
4. College transcripts for every college I attended and proof of graduation.
5. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors I had worked for at least one year.
6. A letter from The ST. Louis Chief of Police indicating I had no arrest record in the US and no outstanding warrants and was “a citizen in good standing.”
7. Finally; I had to write a letter about myself that clearly stated why there was no Mexican citizen with my skills and why my skills were important to Mexico. We called it our “I am the greatest person on earth” letter. It was fun to write.
All of the above were in English that had to be translated into Spanish and be certified as legal translations and our signatures notarized. It produced a folder about 1.5 inches thick with English on the left side and Spanish on the right.
Once they were completed Barbara and I spent about five hours accompanied by a Mexican attorney touring Mexican government office locations and being photographed and fingerprinted at least three times. At each location (and we remember at least four locations) we were instructed on Mexican tax, labor, housing, and criminal law and that we were required to obey their laws or face the consequences. keep reading….