"With Daddy's millions behind him" That is really the point. If your daddy had millions I believe you capable of far worse than Senator Kennedy ever did wrong and far less capable of doing the things Senator Kennedy did right.
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questioner, This stories sole source appears to be an article written in Forbes by Avik Roy who served as a health care policy advisor to Mitt Romney. While I do not doubt that inmates and former convicts will benefit from Medicaid, I am not sure the 35% number is entirely accurate. Also as I said in my previous post the comment about the inefficiency of Medicare and Medicaid programs is definitely not true.
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questioner, "But Medicaid is an especially expensive, and inefficient, and ineffective program rife with waste, fraud, and abuse." This is not true. Medicare, Medicaid Far More Cost-Efficient Than Private Insurance. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that Medicare and Medicaid spending has decelerated in recent years, and not just because of the Great Recession. The public programs have seen their cost growth slow significantly compared to private health insurance. And this is expected to continue for the coming decade. Medicare and Medicaid spending per enrollee will grow at rates of 3.1 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively, over the next ten years — well below the projected growth rate of 5.0 percent for private insurance and somewhat less than the growth of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.
TripleD are you living in some delusional world that you believe that every comparison to Federal restrictions should be modeled after Salem and that comparison?
Do you believe there is no weapon black markets? Do you believe that criminals only buy guns in America?
When are people like you going to face the reality of the real world we are living in? That there is no dome over Salem to protect us from the real world outside our city limits?
Please, please share with us how you believe that a extended background check for mental illness on gun purchases is going to stop the mentally ill from buying guns? Give me something, anything to consider.
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"I really do not have a problem with that and most law abiding Americans agree with me. We need to keep as many of the guns as we can out of the hands of criminals."
Duh! What do you think the Republicans have been screaming about? Stop the criminals and leave the law abiding citizens the heck alone.
Not one Democrat nor one Republican is going to stop it.
The damage is done. When Government regulates free enterprise the damage is irreversible. Government NEVER steps aside. They just get in deeper and deeper and deeper.
"It’s certainly not what they were told they were paying for when Obamacare was passed."
Welcome to the wake up club of America! questioner, you would be surprised to learn how many people still believe Obama is a nice guy and he NEVER lies to the public. You posting all that TRUTH doesn't matter. We are the victims of a President that doesn't care what is right or wrong, it is only about his arrogance and his way or the highway. PERIOD.
We have done NOTHING to lower the costs of healthcare...NOTHING. There has not been one impact to the growing healthcare financial crisis. That vicious circle is coming back around full swing and our healthcare system is going to crash.
TripleD sez: "Unfortunately the Republican Party made sure no expanded background checks were passed. Yes I know a few democrats voted against it also but the majority of votes that stopped expanded background checks came from the Republican party."
I bet you didn't even bother to read why a majority of those Republicans that didn't vote for it and why? Right?
Like Obama's failure to supply the way to finance that rhetoric by his own executive order? Right?
TripleD if you going to argue a point, do with TRUTH and not BS you make up.
Yesterday, in a front-page story in the New York Times, Erica Goode described the impact of Medicaid on the prison population. Medicaid’s “most important benefit,” according to corrections officials, “is that inmates who are enrolled in Medicaid while in jail or prison can have coverage after they get out. People coming out of jail or prison have disproportionately high rates of chronic diseases, especially mental illness and addictive disorders…many would qualify for Medicaid” under Obamacare’s expansion of the program.
It turns out that more than a third of the U.S. population eligible for the Medicaid expansion are ex-cons.
But Medicaid is an especially expensive, and inefficient, and ineffective program rife with waste, fraud, and abuse. You can be sure there are plenty of taxpayers are wondering why they should pay more in taxes for this purpose. It’s certainly not what they were told they were paying for when Obamacare was passed.
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TripleD sez: "No one is trying to take away your guns. Once again Watchdog, you allowing right wing rhetoric to make a fool of you."
I bet TripleD you even believe those gun grabber organizations that beating the path hard on Obama are just our imaginations right? I bet you even believe those like Pearce Morgan is a republican in disguise? Right? I bet yu even believe that there is not one single Democrat to be found that wants to completely disarm law abiding citizens, right?
...are going to stop criminals? Criminals that DO NOT buy legal guns in the first place.
Then you tell us the names of criminals that tried to purchase guns by a back ground check already in place and was BUSTED in trying to purchase that gun? Here let me help you. There was NONE.
TripleD takes this remark I make which was "They are pitching the fight real hard to disarm law abiding citizens, but, do not have not one PLAN to protect us after they do so."
And throws in a off the cuff comment with saying " with his normal think process: "I have to protect" Obama and Obamacare as if it was by far a real comparison by saying:
So you believe its like the Republicans trying to repeal Obamacare without anything to replace it? If only that were the case.
TripleD, if you don't have the intelligence to go to the GOP website and read the plan they have to replace the fiscal disaster Obamacare has created don't blame me or Republicans for your astounding IGNORANCE on that matter.
Now what exactly is the PLAN the Democrats are coming up with to PROTECT law abiding citizens from criminals that DO NOT LEGALLY BUY GUNS in the first place? YOU explain to us in your Democratic wisdom how background checks performed on law abiding citizens are go
"Kennedy was a coward, a weasel, and a murderer. It figures you would defend him." I am not defending Edward Kennedy. I am just saying that I think he was a better man than you will ever be.
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"They are pitching the fight real hard to disarm law abiding citizens, but, do not have not one PLAN to protect us after they do so." So you believe its like the Republicans trying to repeal Obamacare without anything to replace it? If only that were the case.
No one is trying to take away your guns. Once again Watchdog, you allowing right wing rhetoric to make a fool of you. The only pitch I have seen is for expanded background checks. I really do not have a problem with that and most law abiding Americans agree with me. We need to keep as many of the guns as we can out of the hands of criminals. Unfortunately the Republican Party made sure no expanded background checks were passed. Yes I know a few democrats voted against it also but the majority of votes that stopped expanded background checks came from the Republican party.
"I was that way before I lost a family member to a handgun--granted it was suicide, but he shouldn't have been allowed a gun either."
questioner, I am sorry for your loss of that family member. I want you to know that straight up and I am sincere about that.
BUT, here comes the BUT, please forgive me, I don't want to hurt you, you didn't lose the family member because of the gun. If that family member was suicidal, it was the issues that contributed to suicide and that is what killed that person. If you couldn't have known or stopped the suicide, taking away the gun wouldn't have stopped that suicide. That family member would have found a way regardless.
questioner, your acting on the emotion, as much as it hurt you, the emotion is what is making you against guns. You are blaming the gun and not what caused it.
Please, just something for you to think about.
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"The question here is whether it is acceptable to encourage the criminal element to target democratic households."
Maybe you need to ask your own party that question TripleD. They are the only ones working on opening the door for the criminal element to target ANY household, party affiliation or not.
"Lucky for liberals though, most criminals aren't necessary bright and probably don't follow politics anyways."
That is why we can't afford to have the bleeding heart liberals empowering them even more.
You know what stands out like a sore thumb in all of this 2nd amendment rhetoric?
They are pitching the fight real hard to disarm law abiding citizens, but, do not have not one PLAN to protect us after they do so.
Not even from the criminals nor the tyranny of Government. In some levels of interpertations, it is all one in the same!
The question here is whether it is acceptable to encourage the criminal element to target democratic households.
No one is encouraging criminals to do that. But my point (actually more of a joke) still stands. A smart criminal would know that lots of democrats think guns are evil, should just be banned, and likely don't own any. Whereas, a conservative is more likely to keep guns in the house and be well practiced in their use. So as far as I'm concerned, a liberal sign in the yard is a target for a home invasion. Lucky for liberals though, most criminals aren't necessary bright and probably don't follow politics anyways.
oops. now, not not.
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And any conservative who asks on other issues "what would the founding fathers have said" has to acknowledge that the founding fathers would not have been okay with where we are not with guns.
Yeah, I normally stay out of posting on the gun questions.
I'm more of a "militia, it says militia" sort of person.
It's an area I totally break ties with the republicans on. I'm for more gun control, more checks, less certain types of weapons, bullets, etc.
I was that way before I lost a family member to a handgun--granted it was suicide, but he shouldn't have been allowed a gun either.
(Just saying that so no one tries to tell me why I should believe otherwise--isn't gonna happen on this subject.)
But, since I'm here--I'm sure you all read we're close to having death by gun wielder as the leading cause of death for young people.
questioner, I think Edward was the least admirable of the Kennedy brothers, but nutSocialist has pulled out every stop to justify his mad dog rants. I find the very idea that someone should target a democratic household because they may not be able to defend themselves totally repugnant remark. If you are really honest about it I am sure you do too, but I do not see you posting about that. When I gave the honest example of myself, nutSocialist used some made up trash about Vice President Biden shooting through the door at an unidentified target and suggested that I might do the same. So do not try to switch this to a debate over Chappaquiddick. The question here is whether it is acceptable to encourage the criminal element to target democratic households.
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I don't think all the "good" he did can make up for that death.
And I may be nutty too, but I don't think he was innocent of it. (And at the time, you probably didn't either.)
Let's look at the tale of the tape. On the one hand we have... Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. He was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and was the fourth-longest-serving senator in United States history, having served there for almost 47 years. In the other corner we have nutSocialist. A man who likes to live in the past still clinging to the idea that the Democratic party is the home of racism. I also heard somewhere that he polishes golf balls for a living. Yes it is a tough choice between a man who had written many of the laws our nation lives under today and a ball polisher. R.O.T.F. L.M.A.O.
Sorry notS, you must not be a young hot chick.
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