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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:47 PM

Re: Aetna CEO: ACA in Death Spiral

I think there is a general belief in middle America that most blacks are gaming the system and now they've added Hispanics.

Now you keep saying no, no, no. I've tried to find hard data. I know it's nearly impossible for an
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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:57 PM

Re: Aetna CEO: ACA in Death Spiral

So lumping every poor person into this gallant non-gallant classification is a giant waste of time.

I agree, which is why I pointed out that these weren't my positions.

I suspect the biggest obstacle to Gallants adopting [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:10 PM

Re: Aetna CEO: ACA in Death Spiral

albaby, was it my imagination, then, when at a Republican gathering/rally whatever-the-heck-it-was, I heard the crowd yelling, "LET THEM DIE! LET THEM DIE!"

Did I imagine that?


You are misremembering it. It was a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:50 PM

Re: Aetna CEO: ACA in Death Spiral

Would you disagree Al, that there are many Republicans who have taken the position that they shouldn't have support any social program, no matter how deserving the recipients?

Yeah, I would disagree. I haven't encountered one [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:50 PM

Re: Aetna CEO: ACA in Death Spiral

So let's add some nuance. The mine closes. I'm a coal miner. There's no place for me to go (as a coal miner). So I turn to alcohol or opioids (as is happening). Am I now a goofus when I started as a gallant (and would be again if the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:30 PM

Re: Aetna CEO: ACA in Death Spiral

Let's say I decide (assuming I were still young) to get into coal mining. Not a dream job, but it's available. Does the fact that coal is phasing out affect whether that is a good choice? Seems to me I've chosen a path that will end [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:21 PM

Re: Aetna CEO: ACA in Death Spiral

You and goof are to be commended for being so brutally honest about your well thought out positions.

Thanks - but I should clarify that the opinions that I'm describing are those of some of the Gallants...not my own.

I [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:51 PM

Re: Aetna CEO: ACA in Death Spiral

Was planning on working in a factory, at what was often a very stressful job, a poor decision when the factory closes? Anything that doesn't work out is a poor decision. The results of those "poor" decisions can vary widely according [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:52 AM

Re: Aetna CEO: ACA in Death Spiral

We had a long discussion on the Gallant/Goofus dynamic.

The principle is simple. Gallants believe that poor people are poor because they make bad decisions and lead dissolute lives. They further believe that liberals enable goofuses.
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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:23 PM

Re: Inside gov't agencies, Resistance formin

It starts with self-censorship.

It could - but that seems unlikely. Even in that story, the concern was as much about a possible slander suit as anything else - and the commentary ultimately ran.

On the other side of the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:17 PM

Re: Fox News Anchor Speaks Out

It fell into their hands. That's a fact.

But it's not what Ajax keeps saying. He keeps saying that we armed ISIS. We armed ISIS' enemies.

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:15 PM

Re: Bat shirt crazy press conference

Again, should they not be ahead of the curve at this point? Why are they still at 2009?

As I noted above, no. It would be completely foolish of them to force their members to go through the political pain of supporting a compromise [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:13 PM

Re: Bat shirt crazy press conference

new regulations? I hope not. If there are, the GOP is going in the wrong direction.

To set up a new HSA regime - or even substantially modify the one in place - you have to adopt new regulations. Permitting insurance to be sold across [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:05 PM

Re: Bat shirt crazy press conference

No, they can pass thru budget reconciliation. If they do this right there will be no cost to government, if anything cost savings.

No, they can't - because the "replace" proposals almost all have a number of regulatory [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:02 PM

Re: Bat shirt crazy press conference

Is that the Republicans in Congress had 6+ years to get their shirt together and draft something to address perceived weaknesses and faults in the ACA and refused and failed to do so.

That's not that surprising, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:56 PM

Re: Fox News Anchor Speaks Out

CNN on the other hand supported Obama and Hillary who were arming and funding ISIS.

You keep saying that. It's not true. Your litany of links that you usually post when this is pointed out to you are filled with articles that [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:54 PM

Re: Bat shirt crazy press conference

It is quite clear from Trump and Congress, it is not all or nothing. Yes, ACA will be repealed(Hopefully) and replaced.

I don't know if that's possible.

I used to believe that the GOP had already made the decision to [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:48 PM

Re: Bat shirt crazy press conference

We'll have to wait and see, since there is no real TrumpCare™ plan at this point.

True - though I think that lowstudent has a point that there wasn't a draft Obamacare bill at this time in 2009, either. The key difference is [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:25 PM

Re: Bat shirt crazy press conference

Especially, regarding the failed Obamacare. Very surprising with your intelligence.

There are significant problems with Obamacare, both in its design and its implementation. I think the exchanges are flawed, with the mandate and [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:22 PM

Re: Bat shirt crazy press conference

Does he have a plan on how it is all going to work? Again just as much as Obama did, and perhaps more since Obama had no plan on how it was ever going to work.

The eventual health care bill ended up being very similar in overall [more]

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