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10 Apr

I would like to hear from the many followers that have chosen to follow this blog, which would be a refreshing departure from the handful of previous commentators that dominated this blog. Feel free to comment on any subject matter that interests you if you are inclined to do so. Your anonymity is assured. A couple of things that have crossed my mind lately:

– Is it time for Knife Control legislation?

– Is the House Ways and Means Committee within their right to hold Lerner in contempt?

– Is the gender wage gap a legitimate issue? Or just more election year demagoguery on behalf of Democrats?

 

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Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Open Thread

 

4 responses to “Open Thread

  1. 02casper

    April 10, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    “- Is it time for Knife Control legislation?”

    I’m sure there would have been far fewer injured people if the guy would have just brought guns.

     
  2. bardolf2

    April 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Another POV on guns in America.

     
    • Cluster

      April 11, 2014 at 7:38 am

      Aside from this guy being pretty funny (I would like to see more of his stand up routine), he perpetuates a common falsehood that we have to educate people on and lose completely from the dialogue. And that is the notion of “free” healthcare. There is no such thing as free healthcare – doctors don’t work for free, hospitals don’t operate for free, etc., etc. There are costs, and those costs are the responsibility of the tax payers, not the government. The government is just the middleman. Also, when costs are invisible, they tend to explode, and that is what has been happening over the last few decades with our health system. Who in the hell knows what a routine doctor visit costs nowadays with all the co pays, deductibles, etc. Insurance use to be for what you actually needed insurance for – operations, serious illness’s, etc. Insurance should not cover a visit to the doctor for strep throat for example.

      If people were actually paying for their routine health maintenance, as they do their home, car, etc., costs would be transparent and lower. Also because of the fact that big insurance and big government would not be involved.

      The idea that healthcare is free is mind numbingly stupid.

       
      • bardolf2

        April 11, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        You’ve perpetuated a common falsehood yourself. That one can ‘educate’ people who have no interest in changing their beliefs. There is no evidence that talking about the hidden costs, blah blah blah will change anyone’s opinion 🙂

         
 
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