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Old 08-21-2013, 01:07 PM   #4681
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Wait, so voting for who you think is more attractive is wrong?
Unless wet t-shirt contest, yes.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:10 PM   #4683
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UPS to drop 15,000 spouses from insurance, cites Obamacare - Atlanta Business Chronicle

I bet most of the spouses of these UPS workers were female...and I bet most of them voted for Obama. Dumb schitz.
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UPS to drop 15,000 spouses from insurance, cites Obamacare - Atlanta Business Chronicle

I bet most of the spouses of these UPS workers were female...and I bet most of them voted for Obama. Dumb schitz.
in before ryan_g says something silly.


but yeah, this has been a thing lately. Most companies are doing this since healthcare is "more affordable for you" it means it's less affordable for companies, and they really have no reasoning to extend benefits past the employee they are trying to swoon.

But I will state that this was all part of the original intent of the law...the more people that are dropped from employers opens up the way for the gov't to be a sole provider.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #4685
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Are you still butt hurt that I like to call you out when you link articles that have grossly flawed logic?

Lets not pretend that I am a fan of Obamacare. I'm just allergic to bullshit no matter who produces it. This article isn't based completely on speculation and refrains from using overly general phrases that mean very little but will more than likely prove in some way to be true no matter the overall outcome. Kind of like most psychic readings or horoscopes.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:27 PM   #4686
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bro, simma down. i was just joshin' ya.
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bro, simma down. i was just joshin' ya.
I'm quite aware of your trolling nature Not angry, just sayin.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:01 PM   #4688
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Good news everybody!

The rate of increase in health care costs has been slowing over the last 10 years or so.



The bad news is, your out-of-pocket healthcare costs may not reflect that trend and, even if they do, 4% per year CAGR is still not very comfortable.

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Poll after poll shows that Americans want to see health-care costs brought down. But those polls are probably wrong. The American people certainly want to see their health-care costs brought down. But that’s not the same thing as seeing total health-care costs fall. It can even be the exact opposite thing.

Americans aren’t angry about health-care costs. They’re angry about the small fraction of health-care costs they directly pay.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:51 PM   #4689
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Default Good News Everybody!

Good New Everybody! If we just let the market have a say in medical procedures, prices will go down drastically!

Rather than spin numbers via WaPo, lets look at a REAL situation and outcome.

Jeffrey Singer: The Man Who Was Treated for $17,000 Less - WSJ.com
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bro, simma down. i was just joshin' ya.
Your rapier wit leaves a sting that lasts for days....
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Seriously with the double posts.
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Rep Steve King (R) on why Canada needs to secure its border to stop Americans from entering:
Speaking at a “Stop Amnesty” rally in Richmond the other day, Iowa Rep. Steve King explained why Americans should be banned from Canada.

“If you bring people from a violent civilization into a less-violent civilization,” he said, “you’re going to have more violence, right? It’s like pouring hot water into cold water. Does it raise the temperature or not?” Since Canada’s violent crime rate is less than half that of the United States, the next step should be obvious: Secure the border – the northern one – to make sure Canada is not overrun by violent Americans.


Why Immigration Makes America Better - Reason.com

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Seriously with the double posts.
I really REALLY wanted you to see it. No, some software in my computer is making it dog-slow. Quad core 8GB RAM, and I'm waiting for typed letters to show up...

edit--just read that Reason piece about Canada. What a bunch of pretzel logic. Boy, it's amazing the kind of statistics that can be pieced together to prove a point.
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Default prediction time

I'm going to make a pretty easy prediction, and we'll see if it comes true.

Obama HATES the sequester that he suggested. Pretty funny. He's looking for any excuse to make it the fault of the Republicans that we even have to limit spending, as if that's a bad thing.

Now we have Ted Cruz and the effort to de-fund Obamacare. That's a DAMN good idea, and it should happen simply on the grounds that the executive branch CANNOT selectively implement portions of a law, as they are with Obamacare. This should be the reason, plain and simple.

A lot of us see a major market correction occurring within the next month. I submit that the Democrats will try to link the market correction to the sequestration or to the defunding of Obamacare. They won't, as in WILL NOT, try to work with the Republicans to show a unified front in the face of millions of people losing money (and faith) in the stock market. This could also just as easily happen when the employment figures come out next month.
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Obama's Economy ? We've Fallen And We Can't Get Up - Investors.com
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NYC has been the most populous city in the USA since 1850. The 2nd most populous city has changed a few times over century and half since then. Kind of interesting to see that NYC was following the same population curve as Chicago, Philly, and Baltimore (peaking in the '50s - '60s, then trending down) but turned around in the '80s where they have continued to lose population.

L.A., on the other hand, has been a pretty strong and consistent grower. It does look like the slope is slowing, but still positive.

Second Cities: Keeping Pace with a Booming New York
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NYC has been the most populous city in the USA since 1850. The 2nd most populous city has changed a few times over century and half since then. Kind of interesting to see that NYC was following the same population curve as Chicago, Philly, and Baltimore (peaking in the '50s - '60s, then trending down) but turned around in the '80s where they have continued to lose population.

L.A., on the other hand, has been a pretty strong and consistent grower. It does look like the slope is slowing, but still positive.

Second Cities: Keeping Pace with a Booming New York
L.A. has more people than is stated. An explanation is not really necessary...
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