Post reply

Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 300 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.

Note: this post will not display until it's been approved by a moderator.

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message icon:

Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image

Type the letters shown in the picture:
There were two Doctor Who movies in the 60s. Who played the Doctor?:

shortcuts: hit alt+s to submit/post or alt+p to preview


Topic Summary

Posted by: monkey!
« on: March 27, 2010, 12:41:27 PM »

Comin' to save the motherfuckin' world, yeah!
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: March 26, 2010, 06:16:30 PM »

America.




FUCK YEAH
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 26, 2010, 04:13:55 PM »

The greatest country ever....if you're living in 1949.
Posted by: Cassander
« on: March 26, 2010, 03:48:43 PM »

I don't even understand how that can be entertained as a rational point in any way.

It's completely rational if you believe that Obama personally hates you because you love America. 

I've also heard "I just don't understand why you would want to wreck the greatest country ever with a bill like this.  He's on a complete power binge."
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: March 26, 2010, 02:25:12 PM »

Watch Glenn Beck every night for 6 months straight, take everything he says seriously and then you'll be well on your way to understanding how that whole line of reasoning works.
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 26, 2010, 02:01:21 PM »

I don't even understand how that can be entertained as a rational point in any way.
Posted by: Nubbins
« on: March 26, 2010, 01:55:59 PM »

My uncle had intrusive heart surgery in December and was pretty much spurred into action by his doctor (and Glenn Beck) who convinced him that if he waited, Obama wouldn't let him have the surgery if he needed it in 2010. 
Posted by: Cassander
« on: March 26, 2010, 12:35:55 PM »

I'm so sick of hearing people repeat backlash talking points about this bill who have no idea what's in it.  best quote so far: "good thing I had my knee surgery last year, cause Obama won't let me have it next year."

HAR HAR HAR!
Posted by: Matt
« on: March 24, 2010, 07:13:35 PM »

And so it begins, lmao

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=111&sid=1918747

Choice quote:
An insurance industry group says the language in the law that pertains to consumer protections for kids is difficult to parse.

"We're taking a closer look at it to see what exactly the requirement will be," said Robert Zirkelbach, spokesman for America's Health Insurance Plans, the main industry lobby.



Man that's awfully generous of them... I bet it'll definitely show that they should take care of kids!
Posted by: Matt
« on: March 24, 2010, 06:44:30 PM »

Pretty much. There's some caps on how much people have to pay now and that's pretty much it. As I said, it's not anything like the NHS or French systems. You're still gonna have to pay a shitload of money to get a doctor to do anything. You just might not be bankrupted anymore. And they might not deny you coverage on things anymore. But as part of this federal subsidies are going to the private insurance companies so now you're doubly hosed for cash because you're gonna end up paying your usual costs for insurance plus into government which will then redistribute that money to insurance companies via subsidies. ain't state capitalism great?

Either way, the insurance companies still make off like bandits. As some people say, it could be a good start, and it might be, but to bring down costs we're gonna need to let people actually have competition (which IMO means government-run insurance as an option to buy into).
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 24, 2010, 06:39:11 PM »

No they still have to pay a shit-ton of insurance money per month. Plus deductible. It's nowhere near the NHS or French system.

Well...their parents do.

So, otherwise, it is exactly what we had before? Because everyone can sign up for individual insurance if they want to pay for it.
Posted by: monkey!
« on: March 24, 2010, 06:24:55 PM »

Love Europe.
Posted by: Matt
« on: March 24, 2010, 06:01:09 PM »

No they still have to pay a shit-ton of insurance money per month. Plus deductible. It's nowhere near the NHS or French system.
Posted by: nacho
« on: March 24, 2010, 04:04:16 PM »

Yes, it does.
Posted by: monkey!
« on: March 24, 2010, 03:38:02 PM »

But it means that now falling out of a window is free.