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re: Obamacare 'Cadillac tax' increases broad, complex, likely to snag Middle Class - NC_Tigah
[quote]I haven't seen them[/quote][link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/display.aspx?sp=57294898&s=2&p=57280169#57294898)]LINK[/link] ...
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re: Obamacare 'Cadillac tax' increases broad, complex, likely to snag Middle Class - NC_Tigah
[quote]I'm still not sure how you believe we could have done anything to reform the health insurance industry without 'federalizing' all of it. Thoughts?[/quote]I've posted my thoughts on this many, many times in the past. They are largely irrelevant now. We're hamstrung with a terribly expensive, p...
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re: Obamacare 'Cadillac tax' increases broad, complex, likely to snag Middle Class - NC_Tigah
[quote] .... all healthcare. It already was federalized by CMS[/quote]:casty:[quote]So in your opinion, pre-ACA the healthcare industry didn't make any decisions based on CMS payments? [/quote] [b].... all healthcare?[/b] No. Not close. Not remotely debatable....
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re: Obamacare 'Cadillac tax' increases broad, complex, likely to snag Middle Class - NC_Tigah
[quote]It already was federalized by CMS[/quote]Wow. :casty:...
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re: Obamacare 'Cadillac tax' increases broad, complex, likely to snag Middle Class - NC_Tigah
[quote]What I'm talking about (and you know I'm talking about) is the mechanism of universal coverage involving the individual mandate and penalties[/quote]You're talking about federalizing healthcare .... all healthcare. That action was the most partisan major legislative effort in the country's hi...
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re: Obamacare 'Cadillac tax' increases broad, complex, likely to snag Middle Class - NC_Tigah
[quote]A Republican proposal that was first tested at the state-level[/quote]Has absolutely nothing to do with federalized healthcare...
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re: Obamacare 'Cadillac tax' increases broad, complex, likely to snag Middle Class - NC_Tigah
[quote]It was a compromise in the sense that in the brief period that Obama had a filibuster-proof Senate he could have gone with single-payor.[/quote]First, the ACA was not Obama's proposal. Pelosi-Reid developed it. When Minnesota stole the race from Coleman, Reid elected to go as partisan as he c...
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re: Obamacare 'Cadillac tax' increases broad, complex, likely to snag Middle Class - NC_Tigah
[quote]he's compromised tons with the GOP, when they let him.[/quote]Oh, Good Lord! :dope:...
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re: Kim Davis and the sanctity of marriage - NC_Tigah
[quote]Willfully disobeying a court order is breaking the law, chief.[/quote]Not necessarily....
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re: What do you consider America's biggest problem/threat? - NC_Tigah
[quote]What do you consider America's biggest problem/threat? A) ISIS B) Iran C) Russia D) Obama E) Other (explain in comments)[/quote]E) Continuous deficit spending on top of a Debt:GDP ratio >1...
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re: Obamacare 'Cadillac tax' increases broad, complex, likely to snag Middle Class - NC_Tigah
[quote]But the Republican caucus is so hell-bent on denying Obama any victory[/quote]The GOP Congress has been a dismal disappointment to this point. They've done very little. The best one can say is they aren't Pelosi/Reid....
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re: Kim Davis and the sanctity of marriage - NC_Tigah
[quote]and she's breaking the law[/quote]No she isn't. But arguably she is not doing her job. We'll see what measures are brought to bear following the meeting tomorrow. The judge will either accommodate and find an alternate solution, or force the issue further and attempt to find her in cont...
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re: Kim Davis and the sanctity of marriage - NC_Tigah
[quote]The executive branch is obligated to interpret the law[/quote]Bull shite. The Judicial interprets the law. The Executive implements it....
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re: At what point do we conclude trickle down is just a fantasy? - NC_Tigah
[quote]The rich have also benefited disproportionately from the economic policy of the Obama administration. [/quote]Not unless you are misattributing QE as Obama Administration policy....
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re: At what point do we conclude trickle down is just a fantasy? - NC_Tigah
[quote]The rich have absolutely benefited disproportionately from Reaganomics[/quote]Arguably everyone benefitted from Reganomics, but Reaganomics died with GHWB. That was nearly 30 years ago. I don't understand the relevance....
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re: Question for Planned Parenthood supporters... - NC_Tigah
[quote]virtually is also not the same as no difference.[/quote]Oh that's certainly true. 100% e.g., see BamaAtl's post just above yours. I was just unsure as to whether folks understood we were basically talking about differing delivery mechanisms for similar CHCs....
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re: 9/1...Kentucky clerk still won't issue marriage licenses - despite USSC's ruling - NC_Tigah
[quote]She's just throwing a fit because she doesn't like gays.[/quote]Why go there? Is there any evidence she does not "like gays"?...
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re: Question for Planned Parenthood supporters... - NC_Tigah
[quote]On a nuva ring the ovulation cycle is stopped, there is no period until the ring is removed. There is no chance of an egg sticking to a Fallopian tube using it.[/quote]It works identically to the pill. Assuming a woman takes the pill daily as she is supposed to, there is virtually no differen...
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re: 9/1...Kentucky clerk still won't issue marriage licenses - despite USSC's ruling - NC_Tigah
[quote]Do you think that judges, law enforcement, or members of the legislature should be accommodated[/quote]Judges can recuse themselves. Interesting case. I did not realize this woman was elected....
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