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Posted on February 19 at 3:37 p.m.
"The danger of these guns far outweighs any recreational use they may have.”
... you really don't get it, do you MIss Jackson?? Guns are not toys - they are meant to be dangerous and to defend law abiding citizens from otherwise more-powerful attackers.
They are not for recreation - that is just an added bonus. They are for defense.
But I guess you may agree with that other bozo Democrat who thinks women are too irrational to use guns in self defense?
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Posted on July 11 at 5:46 p.m.
"According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States spends more .... (and) our life expectancy in the United States is 42nd in the world."
This made me laugh. As Mark Twain said - there are three types of lies; lies, damn lies, and statistics. Hopefully yours weren't intentional and we are just talking about the later.
Do we spend more on healthcare than any other country? Of course. Why "of course"? Well, the fact that 57 of the last 79 years the Nobel Prize for Medicine was offered it went to researchers here in the US may have something to do with it (we spend a ton more on medical research than other countries). Or the fact that, despite our higher smoking and obesity rates, we still have a higher life expectancy than anyone else, when you control for accidents/murder, may have something to do with it too.
You get what you pay for, and good medicine isn't cheap. Until we enslave doctors (over 80% have considered quitting due to the ACA), healthcare will always be a commodity. You have to pay for a service that someone else provides. If you don't, they are a slave. You have no more of a right to a doctor's services as you do Walt Disney's. And healthcare especially won't get cheaper if the government is controlling it.I mean .. the government couldn't even get good enough actuaries together to implement the long term care portion of the ACA!!
As to the author's request for specifics: the mandate that all of us must buy healthcare is as insulting as Bloomberg's decision that people can't choose their own soft drinks. To tell you what you must buy is to tell you that they are smarter, and that they know what's best for you and your family (that worked out well when they banned saturated fats and we switched to trans fats ... or back when the government told Galileo what shape the world was).
By forcing companies to accept the unfit and unhealthy, you are in turn setting us all up for higher costs - as we have already seen. Obama promised a $2,500 drop in cost for the average family, and since he took office, costs have gone up 15%! These companies aren't stupid, and are going to pass their costs on to the healthy consumers.
No amount of short term good that comes from a law can outweigh even the slightest amount of forsaken freedom. And yes, telling me that I must spend my money to buy health insurance is taking away my freedom.
The government, like us, is fallible - namely because it is made of "us", and not robots. But when they turn a highly contentious issue not yet completely thought out into law they, are pretending to be infallible - especially when the action comes from the Federal Government instead of the states.
Our health care system isn't perfect, but taking away our freedoms by way of telling us what we have to buy isn't the way to fix it - and neither is skewing the truth and using statistics that only serve your cause in order to make a point.
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