Last edited by Ethereal; 03-21-10 at 08:57 PM.
Let's say that an unemployed homeless guy walks into a bank and applies for a Jumbo ARM to buy a house. The bank knows that it will almost certainly be losing a ton of money on that guy. Do you think the bank should be required to give him that mortgage?
Which has what to do with the question of whether an individual business decision makes sense?When the company that denied that person is posting billions in profit.
How do you figure? If they're not choosing to do business with someone, then they have nothing to be accountable for.Somehow... that seems wrong. And the worst part is they cannot be held accountable.
Also, you forget that if people really believed that this was important, any one of the 50 states could have already passed a law requiring its insurers to do so. Why do you think that none did?
Yea, because when I look at Medicare's $80T unfunded liability, I think "accountability."Government can be.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Now that's some funny ****. Since when was government held accountable? The only people who are even a little accountable to We the People is Congress, and they still act like a bunch of assclowns with no real repercussions.
What a ****ing joke.
Hm. I just saw a blogger note something interesting. If the GOP takes the House next year - as is likely - what if they simply refuse to fund the appropriations required for the immediate effects for this bill? They could stop its effects from happening without even needing to overturn a veto.
Either way, there's no way this bill will live to see its full effects kick in in 2014. Democrats just successfully made this the political issue of the next three years - and most of the country is against them on it. By the way, the last bill this unpopular to be passed on an entirely partisan vote was... the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. And a war was fought over that one. The bill will be repealed.
With that in mind, I will continue to live frugally but when they start the handouts I'll take it, need it or not.
The difference is I won't do it to finance "lifestyle," I'll do it to put more money towards investments, savings, anything to make me secure.
Make them regret it.
I mean we as libertarians know about all these free money programs, know how they work, know how to legally game them.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
is it right to fine an individual that cannot afford health insurance? Is it right to fine an employer that cannot afford to provide group health insurance?
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
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