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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:46 am

Fascism is a lazy way of saying, "I don't like the way you use the power I wish I had."

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Postby Gaucho » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:08 am

Lazy indeed.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:56 am

Oh...


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Postby count2infinity » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:59 am



And in case you need some follow up to the question:


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Postby eddy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:07 am


And in case you need some follow up to the question:

I have it all ready, I have it all ready. What a **** NTP66. I despise that piece of human garbage.

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Postby nocera » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:28 am

"It's a much better plan."

"What is it?"

Nice response.

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Postby King Colby » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:36 am

Obamacare thoughts:

-Eliminating the individual mandate was a good thing
-the ACA does well to serve those who are poor, but not poor enough for Medicaid
-the ACA does not do well to serve the "still not well off but too rich for obamacare" group, If you make over 400% of Federal Poverty Level (which is by no means a lot of money), you get no subsidy and have to pay the full premiums, which are not cheap
-well-off people enrolling individually are screwed. They have to pay highly elevated premiums for an extremely narrow network. At one point, my middle-class parents were paying around 32k a year for individual health care.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:39 am

It wasn't just "well-off" people on the individual market who got reamed by Obamacare. I had a perfectly fine individual family plan whose price went up 300% when Obamacare was enacted.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:49 am

The Qanon of the Left


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Postby CBear3 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:53 am

Obamacare thoughts:

-Eliminating the individual mandate was a good thing
-the ACA does well to serve those who are poor, but not poor enough for Medicaid
-the ACA does not do well to serve the "still not well off but too rich for obamacare" group, If you make over 400% of Federal Poverty Level (which is by no means a lot of money), you get no subsidy and have to pay the full premiums, which are not cheap
-well-off people enrolling individually are screwed. They have to pay highly elevated premiums for an extremely narrow network. At one point, my middle-class parents were paying around 32k a year for individual health care.
Why was eliminating the individual mandate a good thing?
Removing the good drivers so only the bad ones are insured only drives up the cost.

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Postby CBear3 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:57 am

The Qanon of the Left

What's the Leftist part of this ignorance?

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:58 am

The Qanon of the Left
Huh?

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Postby count2infinity » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:59 am

Because Antifa is literally a Nazi party/Hitler organization... keep up, folks.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:01 am

Because Antifa is literally a Nazi party/Hitler organization... keep up, folks.
So only Nazi's can be Anti-semites? TIL

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Postby count2infinity » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:03 am

I was just joking... I have literally no idea how that tweet relates to Qanon, nor the left...

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:03 am

I was just joking... I have literally no idea how that tweet relates to Qanon, nor the left...
:thumb:

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:04 am

I was just joking... I have literally no idea how that tweet relates to Qanon, nor the left...
I think he's two moves ahead of us.

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Postby King Colby » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:10 am

Obamacare thoughts:

-Eliminating the individual mandate was a good thing
-the ACA does well to serve those who are poor, but not poor enough for Medicaid
-the ACA does not do well to serve the "still not well off but too rich for obamacare" group, If you make over 400% of Federal Poverty Level (which is by no means a lot of money), you get no subsidy and have to pay the full premiums, which are not cheap
-well-off people enrolling individually are screwed. They have to pay highly elevated premiums for an extremely narrow network. At one point, my middle-class parents were paying around 32k a year for individual health care.
Why was eliminating the individual mandate a good thing?
Removing the good drivers so only the bad ones are insured only drives up the cost.
Forcing people to spend a substantial amount of money is governmental overreach. The car insurance rebuttal is flawed - you have the choice of just not driving. Whats the alternative for not having health insurance in that instance?

The cost driver comment is a fair point in theory, but in Western PA, prices have actually been relatively stable, networks have broadened, and options have increased since the mandate went away in 2018. There are actually even some new lower cost options that didn't exist.

Young, healthy people (the least likely to value paying for health care) had two options. They could either pay $400 a month for an extremely high deductible narrow network plan, or pay the nominal fee on their tax return (i think it was like $695). The mandate didn't impact them much, and those that it did impact were unlikely to go back to being uninsured.

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Postby Morkle » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:11 am

Wasn't there something in Florida about Holocaust deniers?

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/2019 ... caust-fact

There was, not sure how it's a left thing, but I would attribute Holocaust denying to be more Right than anything, lol.

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Postby nocera » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:16 am

Denying facts, history, and/or science? Yeah, definitely a left thing.

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Postby MR25 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:19 am

The Qanon of the Left


If you had actually read the article, you would know that their sample size was incredibly small, given the population they wanted to generalize over (10,000 students, 200 per state).

Also leaving out the more important part:
64% of those asked believed Holocaust education should be compulsory, and 70% said neo-Nazi views were unacceptable



But you do you Freddy.

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Postby King Colby » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:21 am

JFC

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Postby mikey » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:31 am

That's the most important part...? haha

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Postby Gaucho » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:34 am

You'll have to break down those 23% for me, Harriet.

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Postby count2infinity » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:34 am

That's the most important part...? haha
He said more... not most. PSH, READ MUCH HOCKEY BOY?!?!

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