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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

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    Hi Polgara!

    So many people throughout the world have admired the freedoms and success of the American people while inexplicably not changing their own systems to something similar. The Constitution and Bill of Rights would suit every people, as has been shown, which makes it doubly amazing that Americans, who should know better, would want to change it,
    Most of us don't. That's why we are having these heated disagreements about changing what has worked for hundreds of years, just to benefit a political agenda!.

    Greetings, Grant.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Who are you referring to?
    A more interesting discussion might be about the $1T+ that is spent yearly on entitlements that do not include SS or Medicare...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I wonder what is going to happen to everyone's spirits in the coming years when we are all mired in the latest government program...Obamacare. Hope for the best, but the beginning sure isn't auspicious!

    Greetings, AP. Your new picture is interesting...is it Mexico?
    Other countries are now offering lower taxes and greater economic freedoms than the US so many Americans, and Europeans, will go there. Central America, where I spend a lot of time, is popular but so are other places. Rich Americans Are Fleeing the Country

    Thousands Leave U.S. Over Taxes---5 Rules If You're Tempted - Forbes

    People go where they are appreciated.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Most of us don't. That's why we are having these heated disagreements about changing what has worked for hundreds of years, just to benefit a political agenda!.

    Greetings, Grant.
    I believe that's true, Polgara, but many Americans seem to feel helpless at what's happening to their noble country.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That's how failed companies think.
    Have you had many failed companies? Or have they all been successful?

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

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    Have you had many failed companies? Or have they all been successful?
    That's a bit of a weird question, but I can answer with a more pertinent example: Nokia. Remember them? Everyone had their phones in the nineties and early 2000's. Their phones were super compact and user friendly and it looked like they'd be at the top forever. Then the first smart phones came out and Nokia did...nothing. They believed they would always have a strong position in the telecommunications industry. Now every company is making smart phones and Nokia is still struggling to get their Windows Phone into the market, which they're going to have a bitch of a time doing since they've entered the game a good seven years after everyone else. Samsung, however, looked at Apple and said, "I'll bet we could take the best parts of the iphone and do it better," which they did, and now their Galaxy is one of the leading smart phones on the market.

    Copying what other people/countries/companies do well = good. It's historically how every civilization rose to power. Just ask the Romans. Man, just about everything they made famous they actually ripped off of the Greeks.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Other countries are now offering lower taxes and greater economic freedoms than the US so many Americans, and Europeans, will go there. Central America, where I spend a lot of time, is popular but so are other places. Rich Americans Are Fleeing the Country

    Thousands Leave U.S. Over Taxes---5 Rules If You're Tempted - Forbes

    People go where they are appreciated.
    d: So why the big push to have everyone dependent upon the government? Who is going to be left to pay all the bills when no one is working and paying taxes any more, because businesses have gone to more friendly places?

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Who do you feel is most accurate?
    PBS Newshour is good. Real good. Most of the mainstream plays it safe. Nothing too outrageous. Washington post and Times both are reasonable. None of the political entertainers are any good at all.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That's a bit of a weird question, but I can answer with a more pertinent example: Nokia. Remember them? Everyone had their phones in the nineties and early 2000's. Their phones were super compact and user friendly and it looked like they'd be at the top forever. Then the first smart phones came out and Nokia did...nothing. They believed they would always have a strong position in the telecommunications industry. Now every company is making smart phones and Nokia is still struggling to get their Windows Phone into the market, which they're going to have a bitch of a time doing since they've entered the game a good seven years after everyone else. Samsung, however, looked at Apple and said, "I'll bet we could take the best parts of the iphone and do it better," which they did, and now their Galaxy is one of the leading smart phones on the market.

    Copying what other people/countries/companies do well = good. It's historically how every civilization rose to power. Just ask the Romans. Man, just about everything they made famous they actually ripped off of the Greeks.
    I'll give you another one, from my backyard ... Kodak. Kodak dominated the film photography industry for decades. And when photography started moving to digital, they did -- you guessed it! -- nothing. They assumed that digital photography technology would move slowly, and that there would always be a significant consumer market for film.

    Kodak just emerged from Ch. 11 bankruptcy with a new emphasis on printing and document imaging. Oh, and lighter by many thousands of employees than it bad 20-30 years ago.
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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Those numbers may be dwindling, and I believe it's a damned shame. Other countries should be emulating America, not America emulating failed socialist countries.
    Just for curiosity's sake, what "failed socialist countries" is the U.S. emulating?
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