"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Sadly, I'm convinced that it didn't really matter WHAT the content of the Affordable Care Act was...Republicans were going to mount a PR assault on *any* workable health care bill, and failing that, a legal assault on the law based on whatever flimsy legal arguments they could cobble together (and egged on by conservative judges). If it wasn't the individual mandate, they'd find some other pretext to challenge it. And quite possibly succeed, regardless of the legal merits.
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Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
There's more to this than meets the eye. I worked for a burial vault service and buried hundreds of people. I owned a monument business and again circled the periphery of death.
Burial could be simple. Rinse the body. Wrap it in linen or some cloth, dig a hole and drop it in and the corpus would be good fertilizer. That's way too simple. Dig a really big hole and install a concrete box to hold the corpus. Put a lid on the box and there will be no settling of the surface from decomposition. This is to make the cemetary look pretty and organized. Kills labor jobs. You could eleminate the concrete box and use a pine box and it will decompose, settle and require landscaping. You send the body to an undertaker and he gonna shoot it up with formaldehyde so it doesn't smell bad after the makeup artist gets it ready to display. Concrete box, coffin, formaldehyde and thousands of dollars so that the cemetary looks nice.
I just want to be buried in my yard overlooking my pond and I'm gonna. This is what I have told my kids. Rinse me off in the pond (people crap themselves when they die, so the rinsing is necessary), roll me up in the huge white linen cloth I have in the closet for this purpose and drop me in the hole, cover me up, and have a party. I want to be good fertilizer, and expect to be, so occasionally throw some seeds down on the spot. If anything blooms, it will be a touch of me and perhaps merit a smile. I will have the hole dug before I pass and a small stone (3 feet) from the local creek to mark the spot. I just want you to know that this issue has a wide range of possibilities. If the County wants to dig a small hole next to me and throw somebody in without formaldehyde, it's ok by me. More fertilizer. Fertilizer and that's the key word here.
Getting back to the OP. I don't know. I do know I am getting really sick of the government telling me how to live, let alone what to do after I die. I am to the point where I just want to be left alone to live and be happy and let others do the same as long as it is not hurting anyone else.
Uncle Sam, I love you man. Now please leave us the hell alone.
No Lives Matter
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
Suggesting that bible thumpers would love an amendment to ban gay marriage are not 'progressive terms', they are my terms. Progressives haven't given much more than lip service to providing equality to gay's in terms of marriage.
IF..... we died multiple times through our time here, and those service costs were skyrocketing, that we don't know what the services cost will be going forward, along with the fact that many were getting the service without paying for it and that was driving up the costs for me, then yeah, I would think it would be a good idea for Congress to come in and get everyone to participate in the pool to help control the costs.
BUT...since we only die once, and the costs are fairly well known, not too many can skip out and it is not putting a significant burden on me....then no, Congress should not get involved. Besides, I think the states have this well regulated as it is.
This whole question is the Scalia broccoli argument, it is so weak.