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18 May 2010 - 05:25 PMNOT THE BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY!!!!
But in all seriousness, you do know that not every Muslim is a terrorist, right?
EDIT: I have read none of the thread, except for the first post.
02 May 2010 - 06:31 PMWhat...?
14 April 2010 - 09:27 PMMy dad is a chemical engineer for Cover-girl. He gets unlimited and the latest stylish make-up for my mom, his wife, and he has fun filled photo shoots with all the cover-girl models at work on an almost daily basis. He runs division representation in places like Switzerland, Mexico, and Germany, and regularly attends business trips to these countries. One month worth of pay renovated my basement, put a 72" plasma in my basement, a pool in the backyard, a fence around it, a projection TV for movies on the flat-side of our house, and new grass for the backyard to cover up what the damn dogs did. Oh, and a year later, a Mazda3 for myself, 09, and a new tiburon, 08 for the brother. Not to mention covering court costs for my sister's divorce and child custody. Did I mention he almost made the Olympic swim team in his day?
21 March 2010 - 06:34 PMAnd Public Education is just fantastic, isn't it?
And actually, we aren't forced to attend a public school. Citizens can homeschool or send their child to private school.
Or the child can just not show up to school, period, personal mandate be damned. (Not that I recommend that, but it does happen with a great deal of frequency.)
But hey, one bad idea immediately necessitates and justifies other bad ideas, right?
You will end up having the right to a private insurer, just like you have the right to send your kids to a private school.
21 March 2010 - 09:16 AMThe argument for being unconstitutional in a nutshell:
It forces Americans to purchase a product. You have to buy this product, because it's the law.
We have never done this before. A lot of the proponents of the bill cite car insurance as an example of how we've somehow done this before. There's a catch -- driving on public roads is not a right, it's a privilege. Obey the laws, and you can drive on it. Disobey them, and receive varying penalties depending on what law you broke.
If I don't own a car, I don't have to buy car insurance. If I buy a car but never take it out onto the public roads and it remains on my property (pretend for sake of argument I have a sufficiently large plot of land that'd be plausible), then I don't have to buy insurance for it.
Moving back to health care... it doesn't matter what I choose to do or not do, this bill will force me to buy health insurance from someone. This removes my right to do with my property and resources as I see fit, because the government has decided that I must buy health insurance since they know better. You know what? I've gone to the doctor twice in the last 5 years, once as an uninsured party. I'm still here, without any massive bills to the health care industry. I don't see a need for me to be insured. I currently am, but only because it came with the job I happen to have (job required enrolling in a policy they help participate in). And that's ok -- they're a private party, and I could have said "no" and walked away from the job if I really didn't want that insurance. I wasn't forced into it without alternatives, like what this bill will do.
And let's not visit the "slippery slope" that can come with suddenly being able to dictate to Americans what they can and cannot buy. And let's not visit the price controls and other measures in the bill that will ultimately bankrupt anyone in the private health insurance business, which will ultimately lead to a government run monopoly.
We actually have done this before; it's called Public Schools.
Your taxes pay for them, and your kids are forced to go to them.