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Posted 9/27/13

longfenglim wrote:

Any civics class will tell you that this is not a failure of the American system, but an illustration of its success. The founders did not want much to get done, which is why everything is so hard to pass.


You're right, lucky you don't live in China. Now China is a "get things done" country.
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Posted 9/30/13
As someone who is related to someone who was one of the best CEOs in the country, I have a story to tell. When Obamacare pass, chairmen and shareholders wanted to turn most full time staff to part time. My Uncle rather rise prices by 5 cents then cut anyone hours. He has retire since then and people have lost hours.

How can people pay for health insurance when they are working part time?
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Posted 10/1/13 , edited 10/1/13
Hey has no one heard of this US government shut-down?
Does anyone have any thoughts?
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Posted 10/2/13 , edited 10/2/13

HellYEAAAHH wrote:

Hey has no one heard of this US government shut-down?
Does anyone have any thoughts?


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Posted 10/2/13
I think the Republicans are being very selfish and childish in this whole situation. ObamaCare isn't necessarily a bad thing and I honestly do think it would make the country a bit better.. Although I personally agree with the Tea Party Movement ...
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Posted 10/3/13
Is it even really the Republicans though?
I mean I'm kind of looking at it all from up here in Canada but it looks like the really issue is these Tea Party guys who have somehow hijacked the rest Republican party.

How the hell does some fringe group of fanatics run roughshod over your entire system.


Up here we have a Separatist party that is entirely focused on the betterment of a single province and screw the rest of the country, they even got to sit as official opposition for a while.

But I don't think they ever managed to do as much damage as your Tea Party nut jobs.
Posted 10/3/13 , edited 10/3/13

lordseth23 wrote:

What is wrong with Obamacare?

U.S.A. is not a Social Democracy like Scandinavian countries and Holland where extreme welfare work, but their entire economical system are managed in a way as to support it, otherwise the economical flow of these countries would crumble-- like U.S.A.'s.
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Posted 10/3/13
Personally, I'd rather not have to deal with yet another tax, which is what one of the bills shot down had included.

"7. What happened with the spending bill over the weekend?
The Republican-dominated House passed two spending bill amendments Sunday morning -- one that would delay Obamacare for a year and one that would repeal the Obamacare's medical device tax. The bill went back to the Senate, where Democrats who control that chamber have consistently said any changes to Obamacare would be a deal-killer." From http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/politics/government-shutdown-up-to-speed/index.html

Honestly, I think that it would be going better if they could all just compromise. According to that article, the democrats in the Senate refuse to pass anything that modifies Obamacare.

"It's a fine line between standing behind a principle and hiding behind one. You can tolerate a little compromise, if you're actually managing to get something accomplished." President Whitmore in the movie Independence Day.
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Posted 10/3/13

Ouzoathena11 wrote:

Personally, I'd rather not have to deal with yet another tax, which is what one of the bills shot down had included.

"7. What happened with the spending bill over the weekend?
The Republican-dominated House passed two spending bill amendments Sunday morning -- one that would delay Obamacare for a year and one that would repeal the Obamacare's medical device tax. The bill went back to the Senate, where Democrats who control that chamber have consistently said any changes to Obamacare would be a deal-killer." From http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/politics/government-shutdown-up-to-speed/index.html

Honestly, I think that it would be going better if they could all just compromise. According to that article, the democrats in the Senate refuse to pass anything that modifies Obamacare.

"It's a fine line between standing behind a principle and hiding behind one. You can tolerate a little compromise, if you're actually managing to get something accomplished." President Whitmore in the movie Independence Day.


maybe the republicans should have thought of this before they destroyed the opportunity to do something good for the country with the healthcare....
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Posted 10/3/13

dankuuwut wrote:


lordseth23 wrote:

What is wrong with Obamacare?

U.S.A. is not a Social Democracy like Scandinavian countries and Holland where extreme welfare work, but their entire economical system are managed in a way as to support it, otherwise the economical flow of these countries would crumble-- like U.S.A.'s.


in american, the mega corporations get all the extreme welfare while the peasants are left to fend for themselves
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Posted 10/3/13
both parties are acting childish and rather shut down the goverment then give a inch and I would like to remind congress that history has showen unpaid troops are unhappy troops and unhappy troops tend to overthrow goverments
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Posted 10/3/13 , edited 10/3/13

both parties are acting childish and rather shut down the goverment then give a inch and I would like to remind congress that history has showen unpaid troops are unhappy troops and unhappy troops tend to overthrow goverments


Number 20 on the link I provided: 20. Can Congress agree on anything?
The House and Senate did agree on one thing. They finalized legislation Monday to keep paying troops in the event of a shutdown.
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Posted 10/4/13
I agree with Dankuu.

The U.S. is not built to support the amount of welfare spending going on right now. The country is simply too massive to support obama's welfare plan. I'm very surprised that O.B. can't see that.
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Posted 10/15/13
Besides obamacare... i really think we need voters who are more educated on basic economics so they can see the impacts of simple things that they think will help them but have a more negative effect in the long run like social security or price cealings on food... we should make it mandatory in your stem education system for students to learn basic economics as a requirment for graduation and expand NAFTA... idk... the problem is the voters voting for these scum bag politions who are ignoratn of basic economics... and we still have stupid people in the world who allow monarchy which is basically alllowing a fool with usually no skills or talent to run a country coming to the u,s. and trying to vote.. idk... fuck this cunrty why the hell do some states makie it mandatory for us to take stupid classes like economics and personal finacne when we learn no real effects of the law on our economy.. idk... fuck me
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