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    We actually do keep more of our money than those folks who live in most other countries. Consider yourself lucky, and besides, taxes Will need to go up to finance the government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graffight View Post
    competition in education is bad when charter schools and private schools beat the crap out of the public school system hands down....health care shouldn't have competition when this system has lead to the most advanced and best healthcare you can get IN THE WORLD.....but competition is bad....i just don't see it.
    Not sure they do. ir ead something on that recently that questioned that assumption. But, competition sometimes leads to cheaper, and inferior products. They sell as well. So, while sometimes competition improves, it also sometimes provides worse. We can't afford that risk in education and health care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    They submitted multiple budget and healthcare proposals to Obama that were roundly rejected. Obama even had the classy remark of "Look, I won the election" right to their faces in a way of telling Ryan, Boehner, etc, to STFU.

    What a liberal from Canada wouldn't understand is that 70+ percent of Americans were against the stimulus, the healthcare bill, cap and trade, and everything else this buffoon passed. He knew they would be, which is why he ram-rodded everything through WHEN DEMOCRATS HADN'T EVEN READ THE BILLS.
    Submitting proposals that you have no intentions of negotiating, or wheeling and dealing on, is NOT an example of trying to collaborate. All I saw from the GOP when they were in charge was, "We're in charge; it's our way or the highway."

    I don't blame Americans for being against the fairy tales about the health care bill. I don't want "government takeover" or "death panels," but that is a load of [expletive deleted] scaremongering propaganda fed on a gullible public by conservatives who have shown no interest in addressing some very real issues of people being unable to get coverage because of pre-existing conditions or an income that's too low (but high enough not to qualify for Medicaid) to afford the insurance premiums. I haven't seen a single realistic counterproposal from conservatives to address these issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acrewood View Post
    We actually do keep more of our money than those folks who live in most other countries. Consider yourself lucky, and besides, taxes Will need to go up to finance the government. For more news and commentary, check out The Bond
    inflation is a hidden tax. it is so hidden, you don't really have the ability to calculate how much of your labor you get to keep.

    plus, I don't really care how other countries operate.

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    Yep, they could have sat at the back of the bus. Where was that attempt to compromise?
    That's what the GOP controlled Congress told the Dems during the Bush-Cheney years. You mean to say it's OK for your heroes to treat the opposition that way but not OK for them to behave the same way?

    I like to think that it's deplorable for EITHER side to do that, and I AM disgusted with the Dems for doing that the past two years. Unfortunately, they're politicians, who seem to be notoriously unable to learn from their mistakes.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

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    Health care and education.
    how do we know what things should cost without two seeprate people competing for your business? what keeps them from just charging anything they want?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Not sure if this has been mentioned yet in the deterioration of partisan bickering, but Bennett has just barely pulled ahead and is already declaring victory in CO.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    I don't blame Americans for being against the fairy tales about the health care bill. I don't want "government takeover" or "death panels," but that is a load of [expletive deleted] scaremongering propaganda fed on a gullible public by conservatives
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Graffight View Post
    competition in education is bad when charter schools and private schools beat the crap out of the public school system hands down....health care shouldn't have competition when this system has lead to the most advanced and best healthcare you can get IN THE WORLD.....but competition is bad....i just don't see it.
    Private schools are better because people abnormally devoted to education support them. Not everybody has the time, capital, or character to be abnormally devoted to primary education institutions. For them, there are public schools.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure they do. ir ead something on that recently that questioned that assumption. But, competition sometimes leads to cheaper, and inferior products. They sell as well. So, while sometimes competition improves, it also sometimes provides worse. We can't afford that risk in education and health care.
    cool i'd like to read that if you have it ) I wouldn't say that competition leads to inferior products as much as it leads to products more in line with what customer's want. If people want better price over quality then the thing with better price will sell better, or someone will find a way to make better quality for lower price...but this is so rarely the case that I don't see why it would even be a consideration. When it comes to education we're not talking about a consumable good, this is something that can be tested imperically, what will happen is when there is competition among schools, teachers will be held more accountable, they will think of more new and innovative ways to teach...instead of having corriculum dictated by a single entaty and distributed to the masses whether it's right or wrong.

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