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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Can you tell us why you think it is parasitic?
    I supplied a definition which provides that answer for you. I also provided the testimonials of many prominent conservative leaders who gave you their reasons.

    Start with both of those sources - the later of which is actually many different sources.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And how is that measured exactly? Over what period of time? What is the formula?
    I have no idea. There are hundreds if not thousands of variables, which would be different for every single individual.

    One would have to add up every service received by the government (R) and then one would have to add up all the taxes paid to the government (T). If one could determine R and T, a person whose R > T would be a parasite, while a person with an R < T would be a host.

    I think it would be difficult if not impossible to quantify.

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    It's really astonishing when you think about it. If our per capita health care costs were just in line with the average of other advanced countries it would free up over 8% of GDP for more productive pursuits. That's an amount of money totaling more than 50% of all federal tax revenue.
    ObamaCare is NOTHING like the Canadian system.

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    ObamaCare is NOTHING like the Canadian system.
    That's true.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I supplied a definition which provides that answer for you. I also provided the testimonials of many prominent conservative leaders who gave you their reasons.

    Start with both of those sources - the later of which is actually many different sources.
    Which post is the testimonials in?

    As for the definition, that doesn't describe a parasitic activity.

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    I have no idea. There are hundreds if not thousands of variables, which would be different for every single individual.

    One would have to add up every service received by the government (R) and then one would have to add up all the taxes paid to the government (T). If one could determine R and T, a person whose R > T would be a parasite, while a person with an R < T would be a host.

    I think it would be difficult if not impossible to quantify.
    I agree.

    So lets us flush what is useless and not speak of such inanity again.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Which post is the testimonials in?

    As for the definition, that doesn't describe a parasitic activity.
    post 135.

    The definition is clear. it is the difference between helping to build a company and helping to destroy and dismantle a company.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    post 135.

    The definition is clear. it is the difference between helping to build a company and helping to destroy and dismantle a company.
    Post 135?

    How are they describing a parasitic activity?

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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Post 135?

    How are they describing a parasitic activity?
    Did you listen to it? Person after person who believes whole heartedly in American capitalism and conservatism finds fault with the predatory business practices that are part and parcel of Romney.

    If it is not clear to you - then you will NEVER see it because you chose not to understand.
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    Re: Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with co

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Did you listen to it? Person after person who believes whole heartedly in American capitalism and conservatism finds fault with the predatory business practices that are part and parcel of Romney.

    If it is not clear to you - then you will NEVER see it because you chose not to understand.
    Why are you using the words predatory and parasitic interchangeably? You do realize they are drastically different things, right?

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