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Posted on January 22 at 7:58 a.m.
And Donny? No one is saying that they ARE a large part of the budget. Poor attempt at redirecting the conversation. Get a clue dude. Petry
On The Power of Nice
Posted on January 22 at 7:56 a.m.
No problem geeber. Thanks. Oh since you spend your life on the sidelines looking in; just wanted to tell you that our board that suggested a number of health care reforms. The amazing thing is they had nothing to do with how I could control my fellow American. But if you are saying that I had to participate in your reform movement...I did...I helped crush the progressives and give conservatives the largest victory in 70 years. You are welcome. Daniel Petry
Posted on January 21 at 3:22 p.m.
Simple math old son. I can think for myself without the help of others. Look, the CBO just scores what's in front of them. On a quick comment, the bill has 10 years of tax increases, or around 500 billion, with 10 years of Medicare cuts, which is again around 500 billion, to pay for just six years of spending.
You are raising SocSec tax revenues, while also raising benefits. Now the CBO says you can only count that revenue one time. If you're counting it as a counter balance for the health bill, you're then increasing unfunded obligations for SocSec. The bill's framers increased obligations but did not set aside those dollars for the specific programs outlined. So you can't say that you are extending the life of a program with this. That is a fraud since you are also using the money for another programs offsets.
Now I realize that you, and most of those who subscribe to The Independent want government to dominate the health care marketplace and therefore have an overall budget scheme that leads to a “universal” expenditure; which would, by its very nature, lead to rationing. Myself, and those like me, believe in a decentralized system where individuals bring market forces to bear.
So let's take a look at the doc fix. This bill had the doc fix from the very beginning. And if you're trying to tell me that the Medicare savings can be defined as health care reform, then the Medicare portion should be counted also. On one hand you can't say that I am going to remove $450 billion in Medicare savings and then “apply” those savings to a new health care program. On top of that you are saying that you are going to ignore the doc fix. As I said before if you count the Medicare expenditure as a savings you have to count the spending. It is smoke and mirrors. Daniel Petry
Posted on January 21 at 1 p.m.
Actually binky, John is right on the money. Don't try to quote the OMB since, even though they are "neutral", they have to use the figures provided to them by the Congress. Gee, when you add back the Doc Fix, the double counting, the fact that we pay for 10 years yet only get supposed benefits for the final six; the tally is closer to probably 700 billion over the initial estimate. But this will all be moot when we get finished defunding administrative portions as well as throwing up obstacle after obstacle to the regulatory implementation. And that does not even consider the aspect of the Supremes and now we have a significant number of states (6) beginning the process of nullification. Should be fun to hear the squeals of derision from the progressives. Wow, I forgot how fun reading the ramblings of local Central Committee followers was. Daniel Petry
Posted on January 21 at 12:35 p.m.
Hey Nick, Capps office just called and the check is in the mail. OMG can you show us any other example of why journalism is dead. Lois Capps is a miniscule, and ineffectual, player (actually she just fills a seat and is managed by her handlers) in the whole picture. Now that her purse strings have been cut let's see how this "Lioness of the Riviera" does now. Remember Lois, the Declaration of Independence says what? But it's good to see where all the sycophants hide.
Posted on September 30 at 3:29 p.m.
John, to get Don McDermott to focus? Doesn't happen. The store is open, they went through all the hoops that were put in its way and the traffic has settled down. Shazam...another revenue stream for SB. Sounds good to me. And they actually carry Goslings Black Seal Rum! I'm in heaven. Daniel Petry
On BevMo! Already Pushing Buttons
Posted on September 15 at 4:40 p.m.
Doesn't matter, as the onion is pealed on this huge PR mistake we are finding more and more negatives about the individuals and entities involved. The Mosque will not be built there, period. Daniel Petry
On Jewish High Holidays and the Mosque Near Ground Zero
Posted on September 14 at 3:19 p.m.
EastBeach - "Denigration you say? Quote a line and tell us why!"
"Blah Blah Blah, religion, in all its forms, is the muck and sludge that continues drag down the common sense of humanity."
Bottom line, the Mosque will not be built. Daniel Petry
Posted on September 14 at 12:08 a.m.
Vote Yes on Measure T. Daniel Petry
On Dispensary Owner to Face Trial
Posted on September 14 at 12:05 a.m.
And I LOVE the requirement to report to the IRS all business purchases above $600. Wow that will sure help my healthcare. What idiots we were to place this Manchurian candidate in a position of power. Daniel Petry
On <em>What Health Reform Means to You</em>