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Sat Sep 28, 2013, 04:46 AM

Fox News: Obamacare is just the redistribution of wealth!

No one on Fox News is against the redistribution of wealth. Not one of them.

They are against changing the direction of the redistribution.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 05:21 AM

1. Is this the deal about healthy people paying for the sick people?

In other words, how insurance works?

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 05:29 AM

2. Ancient chinese practice: pay doctor only while you are healthy. Incentive to get you healthy again.

I don't know if it is historically accurate to assert that in ancient China people would pay their doctors only when they were healthy, but I have heard it (read it) before.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 05:35 AM

4. That would be called woo.

It would be actual Health Care not disease care.

Chiropractors call it maintenance care.

Medicare calls it Not Medically Necessary and doesn't pay for it.

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Response to postulater (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 07:59 AM

11. Traditional Chinese medicine is certainly chock full o' woo. So is chiropractic, of course.

The long-dead Chinese had an excuse. They had no way to know better. That excuse is worn pretty thin, here and now, for Americans with access to actual physiological knowledge made available to them via things like books, and the internet.

We proponents of "mainstream, allopathic, whatever-you-want-to-call-it, medicine" happen to believe (with evidence!... we're pretty sure...) that our own body, when healthy, practices the necessary "maintenance care," so long as we get adequate sleep, exercise, and a balanced diet. And even does pretty well when we don't. We believe in the "magic" of physiology.

We also note that the woos like to point out all the unnecessary meds that so many people are on. And they're right about that. Part right. People who are on unnecessary meds are trying to do what the woos do. Provide unnecessary maintenance.

And, like shady auto mechanics, unnecessary maintenance is what chiropractors mainly do.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 05:34 AM

3. Absolutely! It is only the direction of the redistribution that bothers them.

They argue against class warfare while practicing it themselves. Utter hypocrisy.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 06:07 AM

5. Yes. As if the wealth wasn't redistributed from the 99% to the 1%.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 06:16 AM

6. When Shrub did it was Robbery, and they revered it.

 

and we paid for it . Shurb finally enacted his grandfathers master plot and freedoms demise " The Great Business Plot " .







http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 06:23 AM

7. Concentrate The Wealth (TM).....

...so it can Trickle Down (SM).

Concentrate The Wealth (TM).......so it can Trickle Down (SM).

Concentrate The Wealth (TM).......so it can Trickle Down (SM).

Concentrate The Wealth (TM).......so it can Trickle Down (SM).

Concentrate The Wealth (TM).......so it can Trickle Down (SM).

Concentrate The Wealth (TM).......so it can Trickle Down (SM).

repeat until glassy eyed....

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 06:35 AM

8. So basicly Fox News is saying that 'Obamacare' is a war on the GOP's War on the Middle Class.

I have to agree with them, Obamacare is not inline with the GOP's vision of destroying the Middle Class

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 06:54 AM

9. Well said,

The GOP is not against suckling the Big Government Teat,, They are just against anybody but them suckling it !

Supply Side Economic policies have been redistributing wealth to the Super Rich for over 30 years now. These policies are still in place and seems we are going to have to have control of Congress and the SCOTUS to ever change them!

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 07:38 AM

10. As long As

the redistribution of wealth is all coming their way and to hell with the poor amongst us.......these are the fixed noise network twerps idea of redistribution of wealth

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 08:49 AM

12. A friend just emailed this from Romney's campaign...

Obama: “The trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some [wealth] redistribution -- because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody’s got a shot.”

Romney: Wealth redistribution, he added, has "never been a characteristic of America."

Two people. Two Americas.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 04:55 PM

13. Not to validate the talking point...

Not to validate the talking point (more to try to dismantle it), but isn't any economic transaction sort of a redistribution of wealth? Or does the term only apply in certain cases, such as when the transaction isn't balanced?

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