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Vitter - "Obama's Radical New Health Care Appointment" - Edge
From Dave Vitter - "President Obama's health care bill cut more than a half a trillion dollars from Medicare that will already limit health care choices for Americans, and now President Obama has chosen a radical nominee to manage Medicare and Medicaid who has openly praised health care rationing...


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Landrieu's Op/Ed - Edge
Your opinion please. ____________________________ Op/Ed: Don’t let myth, distortion crush health care reform Sen. Mary Landrieu, Shreveport Times 3/11/10: In 2008, President Obama and Democrats throughout the country campaigned on a promise to fix our broken health care system and pr...


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Vitter's Response ot Obama's Speech - Edge
Not a surprise but here it is - [quote]Dear Friend, I was very disappointed in President Obama’s speech last night because it’s obvious he hasn’t been listening to the American people. The American people have been speaking loudly and clearly throughout the August recess. I’ve had 21 ...


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Senator Landrieu on Health Care - Edge
Below is Senator Landrieu’s response to a note I sent expressing my concerns about Health Care legislation. Thus far, I have been focused on H.R. 3200, which should collapse of its own weight (both literally and figuratively). However, the response references Senator Landrieu’s support of the Heal...


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Congressman Cao on Health Care - Edge
I posted Senator Vitter's response earlier which was clear. Based on the response below from Congressman Cao, how do you think he would vote on H.R 3200 in its current form? ------------------------------------- Healthcare reform in the United States is a central issue for Congress and the Obam...


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Senator Vitter on Health Care - Edge
This response from Senator Vitter is relatively clear. I will post other Congressional responses later that are less clear. ------------------------------------------- Thank you for contacting me in opposition to a public health insurance plan. I appreciate hearing from you on this important...


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Obama's Single Payer Strategy - Edge
I need help in understanding why Obama’s longer-term strategy seems to be to move towards a 100% Single Payer system (“Public Option”). While I know that the current proposal calls for a coexistence of the Public Option with offerings from private insurance companies, many say that the private ins...


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Obama on Healthcare - Edge
Hey, the TOTUS sounded great, but I missed a lot of his speech: Better Quality – teaming of doctors, more prevention, computerized records, doctors and hospitals with the right incentives, etc. Lower Cost – More focused procedures, some (but limited) constraint of trial attorneys, $1+ Trillio...


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Investment Strategy – Your Advice Please - Edge
I understand that many on this board are very pessimistic on the future of the stock market. However, let’s say that new market/economic factors would change your view and give you some level of confidence that the market will recover over the next 12 months and that now might be a good time to...


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Housing Prices - Edge
Do you agree with the following statements/logic from Jack Ablin of Harris Bank: 1. Median home prices on a national basis are at "fair value" when gauged against the Consumer Price Index (after an 18% decline from the 12 months ended November according to Case-Shiller). 2. Most of the damage is b...


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President Obama and Governor Jindal - Edge
Congratulations to President-Elect Obama. While I hoped for the “inside straight” with McCain, it wasn’t meant to be. Obama is very impressive in many ways, and his campaign did a great job during the primaries and this general election. With the right people around him and movement to the po...


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Living with an Obama Administration - Edge
I support McCain, but I am preparing myself for life under an Obama Administration. I have provided some thoughts below. These are not meant to flame or be political commentary. Instead, they are initial reactions to the “change” that is proposed by Obama. 1. National Defense – Under an Obama...


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Redistribution – The Beginning - Edge
Giving a check for $1,000 to working households that don’t pay income taxes (approximately 40% of the all households) is only the beginning of wealth distribution and a new move towards socialism. Further, adjusting income tax brackets for the next level of taxpayers will likely create and expanded...


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Fannie, Freddie and the Dems - Edge
Not sure if this has been posted before but it is worth a view. http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=3QBRIsCkGQ0...


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Character/Judgment > Position on Issues - Edge
The state of the economy and the bailout plan will alter the promises/positions of both candidates. We may not be able to afford or implement universal health care, the global poverty initiative, tax increases that may jeopardize the economy, tax cuts that may increase the deficit, aggressive alter...


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Drop the Gloom with McCain’s Vote - Edge
You knew McCain was going to vote for the Rescue Bill. He stated several times that he would support it. Even with the earmarks, it won’t hurt him since Obama also voted for the bill. In terms of earmarks, there is little you can do as an individual Senator to prevent earmarks. As President, y...


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Obama's Global Poverty Tax - Edge
Is Obama still pushing the Global Poverty Act given the bailout and some of his other spending programs? It was estimated that the Global Poverty Act would commit the US to over $800 billion in spending over and above what we already spend on foreign aid. ...


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Gwen Ifill - VP Debate Moderator - Edge
Strong supporter of Obama plus book to be released on Inauguration Day addressing the rise of black politicans. Bias + Financial Gain = Bad choice for VP debate moderator. Why not just get Oprah to be the moderator?...


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Buffet, Paulson and Pickens - Edge
This trio is getting real scary. All of them have serious conflicts of interest and are promoting this massive bailout. Buffet – Invests billions in Goldman, and his stake is much more valuable with the Wall Street/Main Street bailout. Paulson – Former CEO of Goldman with a huge net worth. H...


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Should We Ride the Paulson Horse? - Edge
- He is leading the bailout plan but he won't be around in January to execute the plan. - He is worth $500 million and may have a conflict of interest with some of his proposals. ???...


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Alternative Plan from the "Virtual Community Organizers" - Edge
[b]We are "Virtual Community Organizers!"[/b] For the first time in a long time, our representatives listened to our disgust with the bailout plan. Let’s keep this going by providing more feedback to our Senators and Representatives. I propose that we briefly list what we want to see in the...


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$700B vs. Modifying an Accounting Standard - Edge
Could we partially unfreeze the credit markets by changing the Mark to Market accounting standard for banks? While some investors may question the valuation of bank assets, does the borrower really care? By not forcing banks to write down assets to “fire sale” values, their capital position would ...


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$700B vs. Modifying an Accounting Standard - Edge
Could we partially unfreeze the credit markets by changing the Mark to Market accounting standard for banks? While some investors may question the valuation of bank assets, does the borrower really care? By not forcing banks to write down assets to “fire sale” values, their capital position would ...


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Questions - McCain and Palin on Abortion - Edge
This is what I understand is the McCain/Palin position: • Pro-life – McCain would exempt rape related, incest related and late-term abortions. Palin is pro-life in all cases. • Both, especially McCain, respect other positions (i.e., pro-choice). • Both obviously favor the reversal of Roe vs. Wade...


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Chuck Norris at the Convention - Edge
Advantage McCain....


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Do the Dems really want Obama to Win? - Edge
Do you think the Dems are taking actions to reduce Obama’s chances of winning? What are they thinking in: - Constructing a Greek Temple-like stage for Obama’s acceptance speech. This stage will certainly garner more criticism than praise from swing voters. - Selecting Biden, who only accentuat...


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