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  1. Loud Liberal

    Taxation is theft- prove me wrong

    That explains why Somalia is the economic and cultural leader of the World.
  2. The economy did crash, in 2008. Since 2009, the economy has experienced the most rapid economic turnaround in U.S. history. Hmmmm!
  3. You can't blame the reduction in the annual budget deficit from $1 trillion to half a trillion, and the most rapid economic turnaround in U.S. history on Bush either.
  4. A conservative is someone who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run!
  5. Remember this one: How about this one:
  6. That was G.H.W. Bush, right under the demented Ronald Reagan's nose.
  7. Loud Liberal

    Debunked Economists Face Even More Embarassment

    Thank you for proving two points: (1) You know nothing about economics, and (2) JFK was a liberal and an intellectual who did understand economics. After WWII, a top tax rate of 90%, which helped both to pay for the war and pay down the debt which peaked at 135% of GDP, and create opportunity for the middle class. JFK, recognized that it was no longer needed, and advocated reasonable adjustments, lowering the top tax rate to 50%. Compare this to the mindless, meme that scumpublicans howl, and conservatives parrot, that tax cuts, in the face of massive income and wealth inequality, and a $1 trillion deficit and $16 trillion debt (all created by republican incompetence), creates jobs.
  8. Loud Liberal

    Debunked Economists Face Even More Embarassment

    Clinton did a lot of good. But, in the final analysis, he may have done more harm than good by signing the corrupt, incompetent, republican, Gramm, Leach, Bliley Act, which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act of 1932-3. Glass-Steagall is one of the key pillars of banking regulatory reform, following the republican stock market crash of 1929 and subsequent economic depression, that allowed the massive economic expansion begun under FDR. It took the vulture capitalists only 8 years to crash the U.S. and World economy thereafter.
  9. Loud Liberal

    Debunked Economists Face Even More Embarassment

    FDR, HST, JFK, WJC . . . and, the way things are shaking out, despite scumpublicans' best efforts to scuttle the economy, BHO!
  10. Posts #37 and #38 that you conveniently ignored.
  11. Loud Liberal

    Debunked Economists Face Even More Embarassment

    Ronald Reagan was a corporate puppet, an actor, and a clown. He can no more take credit for any economic expansion than a chicken can take credit for the sunrise. The U.S. economy expanded despite Reagan's incompetent corruption. And the current economic depression is the direct and proximate result of his idiotic, incompetent, corrupt, supply side, trickle down, voodoo economic stupidity. Republicans can't: Manage an economy, Balance a budget, or Win a war. What republicans can do is lie through their teeth, cheat and steal.
  12. You're an idiot. You have no idea what you are talking about. Restricting insurance to intrastate commerce is a corporate, fascist, republican policy, and interstate insurance will never happen as long as the corporate-fascist, republican ruling in Citizens United v. FEC continues to allow corporate-fascists to bribe republican lawmakers. Tort reform is just another corporate-fascist, republican scam designed to enflame the passions of pea brained conservatives to, again, vote against their own best interests and in the interests of the corporate oligarchy. Currently, medical malpractice is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S., not including millions of non-lethal medical errors. Medical care as a whole is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. Only an idiot, or a crook would support a government imposed cap on the damages that a jury, who has heard all of the evidence, can award to an aggrieved medical malpractice victim and/or their families. That makes no more sense that a government imposed minimum on the amount of damages a jury could award.
  13. Insurance premiums are controlled by state law. If insurance premiums in California go up, it's because the insurance regulatory agency in California has allowed it to go up, or, the law in California does not authorize the insurance regulatory agency to control insurance premiums.
  14. Capitalism is like electricity and government regulation is like insulation. Insulation allows electricity to be useful and safe. Without insulation, electricity has no useful purpose, but, it can kill you.
  15. This is the epitome of republican corruption. This is a royal screw job of the citizens of Florida by the republican pimps in Tallahassee masquerading as representatives. Below is a commentary written by Senator Bill Nelson, published in the Tampa Tribune. Here is an excerpt: "This legislation will remove the authority of Florida’s insurance regulator to approve, modify or reject rate hikes by health insurance companies for the next two years — effectively deregulating health insurers and allowing them to raise prices and gouge consumers at will. And, it conveniently allows officials and insurance companies to blame any rate hikes on the Affordable Care Act." http://tbo.com/list/news-opinion-commentary/sabotage-afoot-in-capitol-b82497550z1 Commentary Sabotage afoot in Capitol BY BILL NELSON Special to The Tampa Tribune Published: May 30, 2013 Once again, extremists in the Florida Legislature quietly are trying to sabotage the new federal health care law. Sadly, moves like this are becoming the norm in our state’s Capitol. Manipulating laws and rejecting much-needed federal funding is becoming the name of the game in Tallahassee. Most recently, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 1842, which is now sitting on the governor’s desk and awaiting his signature. This legislation will remove the authority of Florida’s insurance regulator to approve, modify or reject rate hikes by health insurance companies for the next two years — effectively deregulating health insurers and allowing them to raise prices and gouge consumers at will. And, it conveniently allows officials and insurance companies to blame any rate hikes on the Affordable Care Act. To eliminate the Florida insurance commissioner’s authority to turn down rate increases is unbelievable and unconscionable. Florida had some of the strongest protections in the country, and to take them away like this makes absolutely no sense. That’s why, last week, I wrote a letter to the governor urging him to veto this bill. But given the governor’s recent decision to return $1 million in federal funding that would have helped the state cover the cost of overseeing insurance rates under the new health care law, and the fact that he has not even applied for another $5 million in federal funding that is available to help states control their insurance markets, I’m not holding my breath. An equally unsettling move came earlier this month when the state refused to expand Medicaid to some 1.2 million poor and disabled Floridians who would have received health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Unless the governor calls lawmakers back for a special session to remedy this callous decision, Florida will lose out on about $51 billion in federal funding it would have otherwise received. Instead, Floridians’ tax dollars will continue flowing to other states to pay for expanded Medicaid programs elsewhere — with no benefit to the residents of our state. And as a result, we will continue to pay more taxes and higher insurance premiums to cover the expensive, uncompensated emergency care for those who cannot afford insurance coverage. Clearly, it’s time elected officials in Florida started looking out for the people they are supposed to be representing. Bill Nelson is Florida’s senior U.S. senator and a former Florida state treasurer and insurance commissioner. Delete Reply Reply to All Forward Move Spam Actions Next Previous
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