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Forum: Politics 01-22-2010, 07:42 PM
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Views: 6,459
Posted By sugarpop
I'm so glad someone else knew corporations were...

I'm so glad someone else knew corporations were defined as people a very long time ago. Still, the SC had ruled over and over to keep them in check in certain ways... until NOW. This is a DISASTER....
Forum: Politics 01-22-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 31,012
Posted By sugarpop
What do you mean they no longer have a majority?...

What do you mean they no longer have a majority? They still have 59 or something.

My problem with dems is that they are so stupid they really messed up a good chance for major reform - of health...
Forum: Politics 01-22-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 31,012
Posted By sugarpop
Well, lobbyists have been out full force since he...

Well, lobbyists have been out full force since he was elected. They may not have a lot of acces to the WH, but they have major access to Congress, not to mention how much access Wall Street has to...
Forum: Home Base 01-18-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,267
Views: 839,987
Posted By sugarpop
I've been away because of back pain. It had...

I've been away because of back pain. It had gotten so bad I could barely sit at a computer. Had surgery about two weeks ago. Pain is slowly going away. I'll check in periodically. Hopefully soon I'll...
Forum: Current Events 01-18-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,220
Posted By sugarpop
I bet they all watch FOX news and vote republican...

I bet they all watch FOX news and vote republican too.

It's our own damn fault. As a society, we want things as cheap as possible, and empolyers get away with paying people the least amount...
Forum: Politics 01-18-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 31,012
Posted By sugarpop
I have quite a few beefs with Obama, the biggest...

I have quite a few beefs with Obama, the biggest of which is, he didn't tackle regulation of banks etc., when he had a chance to get some REAL REFORM passed. Now there is a big fat chance in hell of...
Forum: Politics 01-18-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 31,012
Posted By sugarpop
Well if someone on FOX says it, it must be true,...

Well if someone on FOX says it, it must be true, right?
Forum: Politics 09-27-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
Possibly. We won't know what's in it until it's...

Possibly. We won't know what's in it until it's done. But yea, that is one of things under consideration. The problem remains though, if you can't afford it, you can't afford it. It's friggin'...
Forum: Politics 09-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
Riiiiiiight, because every person who can't...

Riiiiiiight, because every person who can't afford insurance nowadays is an unproductive member of society. :rolleyes:
Forum: Politics 09-27-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
So wait... are you saying you had free health...

So wait... are you saying you had free health care in the military?

And the question isn't how much will cost us, the real question is, how much will cost us if we do nothing, and things continue...
Forum: Politics 09-27-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
NO, THIS is how I described it... "Funny you...

NO, THIS is how I described it... "Funny you would feel that way, after working in a government-run agency for so long, and receiving government-run health care. "

And are you saying that all...
Forum: Politics 09-27-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
And that is Clinton's fault? You mean it isn't...

And that is Clinton's fault? You mean it isn't the fault of republicans, who fought any change to the system? Or the insurance companies? Who fought changes to the system? Really? Jesus Christ Merc.
Forum: Politics 09-27-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
Watch this... I BEG YOU. ...

Watch this... I BEG YOU. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundamerica/

If you think the only people who need affordable health care are poor people popping out babies you are...
Forum: Politics 09-16-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 263,691
Posted By sugarpop
I find it hard to believe that you think it is OK...

I find it hard to believe that you think it is OK to go where the president, ANY PRESIDENT, is going to be while carrying a weapon. I can only imagine what would have happened if a liberal had tried...
Forum: Politics 09-16-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
:D I can't believe I FINALLY got through all...

:D

I can't believe I FINALLY got through all those pages since I've been away! phewwww!
Forum: Politics 09-16-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
Now you KNOW that right there is a fucking LIE....

Now you KNOW that right there is a fucking LIE. there are many people who work hard who cannot afford health care. I know you know, because you are friends with some. Why would not want your friends...
Forum: Politics 09-16-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
I agree. I am MORE than disgusted that he made...

I agree. I am MORE than disgusted that he made deals with big pharma, and I am MORE than disgusted that he is caving on other things as well. He hasn't stood up to republicans the way he should...
Forum: Politics 09-16-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
Yes, it makes me ill to think about it. I...

Yes, it makes me ill to think about it. I literally cannot STAND all the friggin' commercials for drugs. Pot is illegal, but pharmacuetical companies can legally push all the drugs they want to on...
Forum: Politics 09-15-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
I don't think anyone is villifying doctors. Most...

I don't think anyone is villifying doctors. Most doctors do work hard to get where they are, and they deserve to be paid well for what they do.

People are, however, villifying insurance companies,...
Forum: Politics 09-15-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
Barbara Boxer stated recently (I think it was on...

Barbara Boxer stated recently (I think it was on on Morning Joe) that without reform, people in California would paying 41% of their income on health insurance by 2016, if we don't pass reform. I...
Forum: Politics 09-15-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
There is actually another solution, enforce laws...

There is actually another solution, enforce laws against slave labor, so people who are here can actually AFFORD to buy heatlh care. Who is really to blame? The person who comes here looking for a...
Forum: Politics 09-15-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
I believe that is also true of other countries as...

I believe that is also true of other countries as well. At least, I know someone who was injured while on vacation in France, and they treated her at no charge. I know someone who was deathly ill...
Forum: Politics 09-15-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
So you think income tax should be 4%? Really? ...

So you think income tax should be 4%? Really? :headshake
Forum: Politics 09-15-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
I love you. :p That reasoning is WHY we have a...

I love you. :p That reasoning is WHY we have a graduating tax system in this country. But people who want everyone to pay exactly the same are usually people with higher incomes. And they make that...
Forum: Politics 09-15-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 529,252
Posted By sugarpop
Funny you would feel that way, after working in a...

Funny you would feel that way, after working in a government-run agency for so long, and receiving government-run health care.

Honestly, all these politicians working in government who hate the...
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