“Then the American people (some of them) elected the current administration and have aided and abetted their incompetence - even electing them to a second term. What is wrong with the American voter - just can't get it right..........!!”
“What's your point?? Makes it okay to burn coal?? Or are you criticizing the world's consumers??
One might think that when China comes around to being a first world country, rather than a third world country, it will fix the many issues in its society that are being ignored......this is one of them.”
“Anybody want to talk about which country in the world is contributing the most to global warming......honestly, that is??
I've been in China more than once when the air is exactly as pictured in this article....last time was in Beijing - exactly the same from when we left the airport all the way into town. Can't imagine anything that could make it worse - absolutely blinding.”
MSanford on Dec 7, 2013 at 02:46:07
“FYI A lots of the coal they burn is to make electricity to make stuff for the rest if the world.”
JonLINY on Dec 7, 2013 at 02:37:01
“Didn't they stop some manufacturers before the olympics to clear up the air?”
“I don't know where you are getting your version of negotiations but it is exactly the opposite from what most experts say. In fact, Japan wouldn't come to the bargaining table until after the second bomb was dropped. Why would the US be preparing for an invasion if that wasn't a viable option? I also don't buy your "guinea pig" story. After the bomb was first test fired in New Mexico, there was no doubt about its potency.......no guinea pigs needed to die to prove that. Maybe you could sell this storyline to Hollywood for a new WWII movie - haven't made a good one in quite a while.”
“I agree with you based on my discussion with family members who served in the Pacific during WWII. Also, it is a shame that when he was making his remarks and criticisms of our use of atomic weapons to end WWII in the Pacific, he did not acknowledge that our country has NEVER used atomic weapons since, despite enormous capacity to do so. That says something about our moral character and should be acknowledged, IMO............”
“With all due respect to Nelson, I think he was wrong about Iraq and wrong about the use of atomic weapons to end WWII in the Pacific........Sadly, he makes no mention of the fact that the US has never used atomic weapons since they were first used, despite enormous capacity to do so, which says something about our moral fiber as a country..........”
Fran Jaime on Dec 8, 2013 at 12:05:26
“Really? No. He was right about both things and the reason the US has never used the A bomb again is because other countries have them too! Moral fiber...HA!”
“I hear you....thanks for the thoughtful reply. I think we are both frustrated by some of the same things. I believe it will take time for this mess to play out to see what they've really created. The website isn't the issue, but needs to be fixed in order for the rest of the system to operate. In a year or two, assuming we ever get meaningful and accurate data from our politicians, we should know whether the goals of ACA were met, or were just a fabrication of someone's imagination and in the real world, it didn't work. Happy Holidays to you and your family........”
“Do you understand the capitalist model, George, or are you just complaining about it when things don't go your way. Everything that surrounds you is ultimately paid for by our capitalist system, made up of companies, jobs, income and the taxes they generate. You can hide behind the skirts of the current administration and make business and capitalism the bad guys, or you can get on board, make changes where necessary and get the economy going again. Even Hilary gets it, but O doesn't. Call it whatever names you want, but business and capitalism is the driver - and it works. Have you ever spent time in any of the other top 10 economies in the world to see how their systems work? Well I have, and the picture isn't as pretty as some would make it out to be...........”
uncle george on Dec 8, 2013 at 03:49:31
“One more equation :Producer......Worker....Consumer
If you remove the worker ....You remove the consumer...which removes the producer
Cheap overseas labor+mechanization removes the worker which removes the consumer which makes the producer unnecessary
All of this is possible for two reasons . Greed and Competition. The impetus of Capitalism Take Care..”
“First of all, you're wrong. Even the government has acknowledged that 5 to 6 million people have had their policies cancelled. Why do you think the pres went on TV, asking for forgiveness for his lies, and said he supported insurance companies reinstating these cancelled policies. Do you think he would do that if 10 policies were involved?? Puhleeeeeese.
You're on Medicare, which means the paying taxpayers of the country are covering you. I have no problem with that since it has been in place for many decades. That said, it is bankrupt and needs to be fixed so that it remains financially viable for the next generation - that would be me!!
I don't agree that with ACA you are charged according to income. You are charged based on the policy you buy. The government then subsidizes you based on income levels - but below something like $95,000 of income on a sliding scale (more subsidy for people making less; less subsidy for people making more. Above the magic number (something like $95,000 of income) everyone pays the same. So if you make $100,000 or $1,000,000 or $10,000,000 per year, you pay the same. At least that's how I understand it.
What were the rest of your points??? No need to go slow, I can handle it.........”
Bernard Forand on Dec 7, 2013 at 11:16:44
“Which TV are you watching. Hopefully not the ones that state their news on what "some people say" or "I heard it said" I have watched several news agencies and not one ever mentioned "Millions". Try PBS or BBC or CBS you know sites with pedigree stock. Again president did not ask for forgiveness. Merely explained how they were not losing their insurance policies. They were having their coverages upgraded to include quality that their present policies failed to address at a lower cost for those added benefits than what they are presently paying for dysfunctional coverages.
Medicare is paid on a sliding scale by its users according to their incomes. I personally use it as a supplemental to another policy that I have. Which any one can do as well with Obamacare if they choose to. Medicare per say has no problem with being a sound investment. Greatest obstacle to its existence is when political failing systems borrow from it, presently to the tune of $2.5 trillion. No it is not bankrupted. Continue increases to our finical inequality in our laborers productivity distribution will produce the bankruptcy you fear.
Your scale is incorrect. Scale is similar to the Medicare scale system. Try not to understand it as research it, for what is written in black in white.And Not on" what some people say"...”
“I use maternity benefits as an example - I even said "i.e." which means "for example." No disrespect intended.
Your points are valid and I respect your opinion. However, I don't agree that the government has the right to mandate that everyone buy a standardized policy with coverages many, many people don't need. This is a typical "big government" solution - throw everyone in one big bucket and design something that will somehow get by. Won't be great for anyone, just adequate enough. And since we haven't seen the fallout from his ACA debacle, we really don't know if it will work, do we. Assuming we ever get the truth from our government, we won't know if it "works" for a few years at the earliest.........good luck to you.”