Republicans being paid off?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by D_Malcolm_MacPudd, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. lovinglife

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    He could've gotten onto PCIP before they closed registrations for it because they ran out of money. I am paying ~265/month for that.

    Also, the eligibility thing for rates is for tax credits. Your income wont change the actual rates that insurance companies are charging, just how much you get in tax credits to help pay for it.

    The rich won't bother with insurance. They will just hire a doctor for themselves.
     
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    Make it through MSNBC's 1-8 block PST and report back to me please.

    It's already been proven that they're more biased.

    While Fox certainly shits the bed at times, you picked a poor example to highlight it. There is blame to be had on both sides. I do agree that Fox spins that it's Obama's fault, but MSNBC does the exact same in regards to the GOP, while placing nothing at the feet of Senate Dems/White House, which is similarly bogus.

    You're also cherry picking. O'Reilly agrees that the fault lies primarily with the GOP, and he's one of the opinion people!!
     
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    As much as I do love to argue, the debate over network bias (while empirically proven) is a pointless one. It's off topic, and facts, not "Faux" facts, are not going to change minds here. So get in the last word if you so desire Storm, but my participation about it dies here.
     
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    For my Son I am paying less than 1/4 of what you are currently paying so I still got the better deal. But, again this is all interpretive and the coverage under AHCA kept him with his present specialists and medical care providers. That was something that was badly needed with cancer. Sorry, the State I live in did this program and it is AHCA through Blue Cross/Blue Shield. According to our Insurance Agent that handled all of this for us this State is already working on models like it or not for "single payer" plans based on the future odds of this being "morphed" into "single payer" in the end. Nobody knows for certain where this will go but right now we have what we have and it works very well so we are going to leave it alone.
     
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    That is great to hear. I am still waiting for verification on the healthcare site to check what plans are going to be available for me to use and what credits I will get. I expect my rates will go down with the tax credits since I am in college and not making a ton of money. Pretty much all of my income goes to health and my car.
     
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    They're all propagandists. They always have been to a certain extent but they are now more concentrated than ever and worse than ever.
     
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    With each passing day you drift closer and closer to what you are accused of being. If you want to know what that is just IM me and I'll share
     
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    Vince, have you ever heard of the revolving door, or Citizens United? It's all corruption, and it's totally legal now , thanks in part to the Supreme Court with theirCitizens United decision, and either Obama or the Republican congress for the continual "revolving door" of lobbyists winning government positions , then returning back to very profitable lobbying positions again, I'm not sure who's more to blame there, anyone know? Didn't Jack Lew work for Citigroup before he became Treasury Secretary? I'm sure Obama wants to keep everything "legal".


    P.S. Sorry Vince, you got your response in before I finished my edit lol
     
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    Yes I have heard of the revolving door and Citizens United. I was just asking for more information to know what he was basing his assumptions about insurance companies paying off congressmen. Granted, it's totally plausible that it is going on. But don't think for a minute that Democrats are not corrupt as well. Members of both parties have long histories putting their paymasters interests ahead of those of their constituents.
     
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    Call me a troll if you will, we both know it's not the case.

    For the record, I don't in any way purport that Fox has an unbiased approach to reporting, merely that it's LESS biased than MSNBC. This has been my stance from the jump.

    Also, in regards to potential name calling, I can assure you I would not report you, or pull the even more childish ignore card.

    Or is it going to be racism? Admittedly, that WOULD surprise me, especially given the content of the post to which you responded.
     
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