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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Oh I do thank them all the time. And now they are helping with this fairly serious heart condition thing I have going on.
    Hope that turns out OK. We have a grandchild with inoperable brain tumor, so far it has responded well to chemo, but you can only get so much of that, then they turn to radiation. Good thing that they have really good medical insurance...
    Still, we have to help them some...
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Hope that turns out OK. We have a grandchild with inoperable brain tumor, so far it has responded well to chemo, but you can only get so much of that, then they turn to radiation. Good thing that they have really good medical insurance...
    Still, we have to help them some...
    A friends of mines son had one of those and he graduated High School this year. While he has his problems the kid has a very great out look on life despite his disabilities. For me I'm looking at a heart transplant in a few years. And I'm under constant montering by the doctors. I swear the guys are really vampires because of all the blood they are constantly taking

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    So what is the answer? Get yourself elected to public office (dictator) and force the rest of the country to accept your idealism? Doesn't work that way....you do the best you can with the choices given you. Govt of, by, for the people doesn't exist the way we think it should be. Given a choice, everybody would refuse to pay taxes. Then where would we be? Anarchy, revolution? You steer the ship of state just the same as you do a real ship, you make small changes in rudder position to change direction. The rich may complain, the middle class may complain, but the fact remains, we will pay the taxes assessed. Spitting into the wind is not the way to make the wind change direction.
    This is a discussion board. If everyone accepted the status quo as it is, this place would be rather dead and boring.



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    A friends of mines son had one of those and he graduated High School this year. While he has his problems the kid has a very great out look on life despite his disabilities. For me I'm looking at a heart transplant in a few years. And I'm under constant montering by the doctors. I swear the guys are really vampires because of all the blood they are constantly taking
    Situations like yours, my granddaughter, are what govt health care should be for, to make sure you have access to good care for catastrophic medical issues. People shouldn't have to sell their homes to pay for illnesses beyond their control...
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    This is a discussion board. If everyone accepted the status quo as it is, this place would be rather dead and boring.
    I would never call you boring, irritating, perhaps....but not boring..
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I would never call you boring, irritating, perhaps....but not boring..
    I am not a topic-rather the environment on the board is, and if everyone accepted the status quo-as you seem to suggest there wouldn't be much conversation.



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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I am not a topic-rather the environment on the board is, and if everyone accepted the status quo-as you seem to suggest there wouldn't be much conversation.
    Can't let it go one post without a snide remark, can you?
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Situations like yours, my granddaughter, are what govt health care should be for, to make sure you have access to good care for catastrophic medical issues. People shouldn't have to sell their homes to pay for illnesses beyond their control...
    Oh the bills are a ****ing nightmare. My diagnosis isolated left ventricular non compaction is a fairly newly accepted diagnosis. I think our resources in medicine could be spent more wisely vs the system of profit we currently have. I do think it should be a planned economy since I had no choice in this. And most people have no choice in becoming to conditions like this.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Oh the bills are a ****ing nightmare. My diagnosis isolated left ventricular non compaction is a fairly newly accepted diagnosis. I think our resources in medicine could be spent more wisely vs the system of profit we currently have. I do think it should be a planned economy since I had no choice in this. And most people have no choice in becoming to conditions like this.
    My parents were pricks in a lot of ways, but they passed on fairly good genes health wise. 3 of my siblings decided to push their luck with some drinking, and a lot of smoking, but they will probably still make it to their mid 80's....
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Finally, you are at least half right...some folks aren't paying their fair share, the RICH are getting away with robbery. They are stealing from the country that gave them the opportunity to get rich...
    The part you got wrong, I do mind, a lot. And as usual, you label me as something I am not....just because I am willing to support the country that took me in to the Navy, and trained me, and gave me the skills to be employed in civilian life, I am somehow a marxist. Where did you get your skills? I hear working on an oil rig usually requires more brawn than brain, depending on what you do...
    You have a six figure retirement income--including social security--and you some how have the gawl to claim that rich folks are stealing?

    Really?!?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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