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  1. You used very strong words and I think disaster was one of them.I honestly don't remember Stinger Ray. I remember trying to avoid a 'sky is falling" mentality, because I didn't buy into everything that Obama was saying at the time. I just thought it was needless pain. Honestly, Stinger Ray, what do you think? Because of the sequester, our total national debt is 18.15 trillion today, instead of perhaps 18. 75 trillion. Even if it was 20 trillion, would that be much a difference to us? Would our lives be affected? So what really did we gain by firing all those people or suspending them without pay, and adding people to the unemployment lines? Do you feel better now? I'd like a serious answer please. What did we gain? I didn't offer an opinion on it at the time. I was critical of your sky is falling posts about it.I don't care I'd like to get your opinion now.Of course it didn't help and quite frankly the establishment that you support has no serious intentions to tackle and lower the deficit. Well obviously that's not true, since the deficit goes down every year. But if you meant they have no intention to tackle and lower the overall debt, then you're right. Nobody does. Again, I believe the only answer is to grow ourselves out of it. . I meant the overall debt.
  2. You used very strong words and I think disaster was one of them.I honestly don't remember Stinger Ray. I remember trying to avoid a 'sky is falling" mentality, because I didn't buy into everything that Obama was saying at the time. I just thought it was needless pain. Honestly, Stinger Ray, what do you think? Because of the sequester, our total national debt is 18.15 trillion today, instead of perhaps 18. 75 trillion. Even if it was 20 trillion, would that be much a difference to us? Would our lives be affected? So what really did we gain by firing all those people or suspending them without pay, and adding people to the unemployment lines? Do you feel better now? I'd like a serious answer please. What did we gain? I didn't offer an opinion on it at the time. I was critical of your sky is falling posts about it.I don't care I'd like to get your opinion now.Of course it didn't help and quite frankly the establishment that you support has no serious intentions to tackle and lower the deficit.
  3. You used very strong words and I think disaster was one of them. I honestly don't remember Stinger Ray. I remember trying to avoid a 'sky is falling" mentality, because I didn't buy into everything that Obama was saying at the time. I just thought it was needless pain. Honestly, Stinger Ray, what do you think? Because of the sequester, our total national debt is 18.15 trillion today, instead of perhaps 18. 75 trillion. Even if it was 20 trillion, would that be much a difference to us? Would our lives be affected? So what really did we gain by firing all those people or suspending them without pay, and adding people to the unemployment lines? Do you feel better now? I'd like a serious answer please. What did we gain? I didn't offer an opinion on it at the time. I was critical of your sky is falling posts about it.
  4. 1. Who's suggesting we should do nothing? 2. I've made these exact same (OK, very similar) arguments to you with regard to the national debt, and you have the same reaction for which you're now castigating others. 1. I'm talking specifically about taxiing carbon based taxes in order to reduce emissions by 3%, which is what is on the table at Paris (scientists would prefer 7%, and some warn that 5% is the absolute minimum, but 3% is what is being discussed.) And I was specifically responding to some of the arguments made in regards to China and the notion that we're screwed anyway, which was written just before I posted. 2. No, your memory is false. My objection to the sequester was that it was so minimal that it had no effect on the national debt. The proper analogy would be if somebody proposed reducing our emissions by 0.1%, and then people being for it because "at least it showed that we TRIED to do something." If that was the proposal on the table I would have the exact same reaction here that I did then. FWIW, I believe the national debt is a serious problem, but it is so large that I don't see any viable solution other than trying to grow ourselves out of it (which we cannot do if we're going to reject trade agreements- are you listening, Hillary? Guess not.) Didn't you say the sequester was going to be a disaster for people?
  5. What do you expect? You are hanging with a bunch of high maintenance nut jobs.
  6. United was agreement in October, now they are saying that things have gone down hill so much they might cut and run. Aetna and Anthem stated that things are still as they expect them. No one that I know of believes that the individual market has stabilized. Nor can it until the extensions all run out and the three R's all go away (one way or another). Since there has never really been a stable individual market that worked for anyone* it of course remains to be seen if it is even possible,ETA: By "anyone" I don't mean that there was no one that benefited from the old market, but that the old market didn't work for everyone. That doesn't say they are making money. They aren't. And they won't stay in that line of business if there isn't money to be made.Also, I think they said what they said this week for 2 reasons - firstly United's stock took a tumble when they said what they said, and Aetna and Anthem didn't want that to happen. Secondly, both are still hoping to obtain regulatory approval for enormous mergers. They'll say whatever needs to be said in order for those to happen. While I didn't address the profit reason, I did already post about the mergers yesterday. At least for now, the Aetna and Anthem public statements are that they expect that the exchanges will be good for their business. Of course they said that.
  7. It's the usual I'm better and smarter than you shtick but now with the I'm fatter than you too added in.
  8. I may be a little intoxicated, but what does anything you just typed have to do with Obamacare? It sounds like your company subsidizes health care costs for their primary holding moreso than they do for their subsidiary. What does that have to do with ACA? Sarcasm, directed at those who blame the ACA for every price increase and deductible hike.It's always fun watching you look like a moron in this forum and especially this thread.
  9. This seems a little silly. Your wife is in more danger in Detroit than she is in Europe.What are you on tonight? Im comparing the ME to Europe. Not the ME to the US. Gunz doesn't read well.
  10. When are you getting together with emminence, RBM, TPW and Grandpa Rox for the big slumber party? I understand I'm not in great company here. But sometimes you just need to brave when you're right. Brave from your Long Island front porch sipping wine? It's dark and threatening to drop under 50 degrees. Let's see you brave those elements Oh yeah, and I'm not on Long Island right now. Oh and not sipping wine. I am, however, enjoying a delicious Spotted Cow. Can you guess there I am? #jeopardymusic #beernerdthread Wisconsin.