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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    This is not an unusual problem
    That's why you used anecdote to support the idea, I guess.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    That assumes that the Republicans will actually DO anything. It will be interesting to see what ideas they actually have rather than their usual answer of No.
    I'm optimistic....
    I hope the party of "NO" indeed says no to the bailout of the bankrupt states and will defund the Obama agenda. If they do that they will not only keep the House but take over the Senate in 2012

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    That just goes to show how effective propaganda is - no matter how untrue it is.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    "Contrary to popular belief, we can find no evidence that private schools actually increase student performance," said Jack Jennings, the center's president and a former staffer in the Democratic-controlled House, in a press release. "Instead, it appears that private schools simply have higher percentages of students who would perform well in any environment based on their previous performance and background."

    Read more: Are Private Schools Really Better? - TIME

    The Answer Sheet - Are private schools better than public schools?
    They dont do better because they are in private schools, they do better because they just do?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    Once again, a lovely sounding platitude from the right wing that conveniently ignores some ugly realities.

    My brother had major heart surgery earlier this year to treat a genetic heart defect that had become life-threatening. (IOW, he did not have heart problems because of unhealthy lifestyle.) The good news: he survived the surgery. The bad news: he has not recovered enough to be able to return to work, and his out of pocket medical expenses, which run into six figures, far more than his income, have forced him into bankruptcy.

    This is not an unusual problem
    What prevented your brother from purchasing health insurance? Do you think you should pay for my healthcare?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Which claim? That small business is the lion share of job providers in this country? or that Demo's taking the Obama blue pill got tossed last night?

    Both are equally easy to prove.

    j-mac
    Read the post I quoted earlier to see what I was suggesting that he prove. As for your post, if "both are equally easy to prove" (which doesn't mean that what you said is what I was asking for proof on) as you claim, why didn't you bother?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    bump. I notice you have not responded to my question.

    please try to give an answer if you can. If you put a little thought into this, you might start seeing some problems with that you are suggesting.
    Didn't see it. How are prices ever set? equipment is marketed and competition only plays a small role. The orignial price is often set by cost a and a percentage of profit. This can eb done in a reasonable manner without competition.

    I have to leave now, so if I miss another, just point it out to me.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What prevented your brother from purchasing health insurance? Do you think you should pay for my healthcare?
    Why should I pay for your police protection or your fire protection? We should privatize police departments, fire departments, do away with parks/libraries.
    Why should I pay for you to go to a library to check out a book, when there is Barnes and Noble?
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Tell me how you have been "screwed" by business? Why aren't you worried about the sleazy actions of the govt. instead of worrying about what you have control over. What I particular love about some people here is they believe they have a right to borrow money from whomever they want and then dictate the terms of that loan. That is the entitlement mentality of far too many. Who forces you to buy from anyone?
    I've had a credit card payment credited to my account AFTER the due date, even though the company got the payment well ahead of the due date, and gotten dinged with a late fee. More than once. You seem hell bent on deflecting away from any talk about shoddy private business practices in order to avoid having to acknowledge their existence, and conservatives' opposition of reforms in those areas. You can yammer about the government all you want (and I have been known to do that), but right now you're just trying to change the subject.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Why should I pay for your police protection or your fire protection? We should privatize police departments, fire departments, do away with parks/libraries.
    Why should I pay for you to go to a library to check out a book, when there is Barnes and Noble?
    You don't unless you live in TX. It does appear that like far too many you don't know what taxes fund what services. State and local taxes fund police and fire departments.

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