View Poll Results: Do you trust the federal government to do what's in your best interest

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Thread: A Simple Question -

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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    It's only as complex as you make it. There are politicians [sic] that do indeed, answer to their constituents and seem to have their overall best interests at heart. However... the political 'machine' is not to be trusted and SHOULD be questioned.

    I am talking the overall entity known as the 'federal government'. I am in no way, shape or form saying that all elected officials are corrupt and/or aren't actually working for 'we the people'.
    I have a question... do you think the federal government can be broken down or limited to a level which it can be trusted to operate, or do you think is government inherently untrustworthy?

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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Insurance companies typically deny claims either on "technicalities" or for completely bogus reasons. For example, I have a request for medical information on a client sitting in my mailbox as we speak. This is the 4th time they have sent it to me. Each of the other 3 times, I sent them the information that they requested, only to find out, each time, that they changed their fax number, so instead of claims getting it, it went to a different department where it was probably shredded. These are the kinds of games that insurance companies play. One time I responded to a request for information. When I responded and STILL didn't get paid, I enquired why. Turns out that the paperwork they mailed to me for the medical information was THE ORIGINAL and since they didn't have a copy, they could not connect my information to the file. Of course, they neglected to contact me about this until I called them.

    Fighting with insurace companies to get them to pay and or apply appropriate benefits to clients is a daily job for me.
    Not referring to you, but in general, having trouble with insurance is not surprising considering your specialty. Your specialty has a long and proud history of committing fraud.

    Sounds to me like you are not discriminating enough in what insurance you accept. If enough providers would refuse insurance from companies that do not pay promptly, they would change their practices or go out of business. Do you need the additional business enough to put up with the hassle?

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    Re: A Simple Question -

    I think it depends on who is in control. Some policies are there to make lives better, and some are there to only make a small few lives better while the majority suffers. So it truly depends.

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    Re: A Simple Question -

    I think that government is mostly concerned with its own power and the select groups which donate the most to them. As such, I have no expectation that they'll do what's "right" for me. I expect, in fact, that what they do will end up being the opposite since they are looking to expand their power and protect certain groups.
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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Since you ask "in its entirety" then the answer is no.
    I think other portions are acting in what they THINK is my best interest, not necessarily what actually is my best interest.
    Agreed. It's what they do "for our own good" that's almost scarier than anything else.
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    I never trust any gummnit because most of guys are corrupted idiots who are only making money and lying.God gave us already our Freedom, all governments want only one, to still it!

    "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty" ( 2 Corinthians 3:17 )
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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    What does the government take from you? Just your taxes? OMG... America is awful, totalitarian and must be destroyed!! How dare they tax their subjects.
    Well, in that 50% of the US pays 97% of the taxes, I'm not just paying my taxes, am I? If you think taxation is the only area govt exerts control, you're just not paying attention. It wants to make you buy insurance and it wants to control the insurance you do buy. I also saw where they want to have a mandate that future cars being built must interfer with cell phone use. It's also shut down off shore drilling actually making us more dependant on foreign oil. These all represents just the tip of the iceburg.

    I have never really understood this mentality and anger about paying taxes... Everybody has to pay a tax, and everyday you buy something... you probably pay a sales tax. And if you support the flat tax, because you think that's more fair... you're still supporting a tax and that isn't going to change your situation with being taxed.

    If you really hate taxes that much you can always denounce your citizenship or become Amish...
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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Well, in that 50% of the US pays 97% of the taxes, I'm not just paying my taxes, am I? If you think taxation is the only area govt exerts control, you're just not paying attention. It wants to make you buy insurance and it wants to control the insurance you do buy. I also saw where they want to have a mandate that future cars being built must interfer with cell phone use. It's also shut down off shore drilling actually making us more dependant on foreign oil. These all represents just the tip of the iceburg.

    Naw, I like my oil burning air polluting cars too much.
    All governments and levels of government (my state makes me buy insurance, my city also taxes me) involve some amount of coercion and force... If you want government and to be governed, it's included in the social contract. If you don't like the force and coercion created by the agency and reject the enlightenment's social contract theory, you always join the the anarchists...

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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    All governments and levels of government (my state makes me buy insurance, my city also taxes me) involve some amount of coercion and force... If you want government and to be governed, it's included in the social contract. If you don't like the force and coercion created by the agency and reject the enlightenment's social contract theory, you always join the the anarchists...
    seems to me we mandate education.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: A Simple Question -

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    seems to me we mandate education.
    lol... so I am uneducated if you don't like my post?

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