From: assimilate on 21 Feb 2010 21:43
On 21-Feb-2010, Howard Brazee <howard(a)brazee.net> wrote:
> >He made choices, he has to live with the choices he made.
> >I make choices and I will have to live with the choices I make.
> One choice I have made is to give others money so that when I have
> medical care needs that I can't pay for, others will pay for them.
> That is socialized medical care - whether I give the money directly to
> insurance companies or whether I give it directly to the government.
> The details don't change this.
no bonehead it isn't
From: assimilate on 21 Feb 2010 21:45
On 21-Feb-2010, "John B." <johnb505(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > This always amuses me. �Carbs says that his friend almost lost HIS
> > house. �In reality, the Bank almost took their house back. �If it was
> > his house, the bank couldn't take it away form him.
> A mortgaged house does not belong to the mortgage lender. If you're
> not clear on this, go look at your deed and see who's name is on it.
Semantics! Until the loan is paid it is not your house, as it can be taken
away from you.
From: Carbon on 21 Feb 2010 21:46
On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 02:34:53 +0000, assimilate wrote:
> On 21-Feb-2010, Carbon <nobrac(a)nospam.tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
>>> The French built the Maginot Line. Should England and Canada done
>>> the same thing after WWI?
>> The French also built a much superior healthcare system than the US
> and their youth suffer 20% unemployment (close to 50% in the suburban
> "banlieus") to pay for it. The "youth" in the latter neighborhoods
> have nothing to occupy their time but buring cars it seems. The hidden
> costs of UH
Undoubtedly the situation is exactly as simplistic as you describe.
From: assimilate on 21 Feb 2010 21:47
On 21-Feb-2010, bknight(a)conramp.net wrote:
> >>What would be best would be for the money to come out of sales taxes.
> >>That way even the slackers have to participate.
> >There are a lot of good reasons to replace income tax with sales tax.
> Name them.
If you want less of something, tax it. Taxing income, taxes productive
From: assimilate on 21 Feb 2010 21:48
On 21-Feb-2010, Jack Hollis <xsleeper(a)aol.com> wrote:
> There may be good arguments for a national sales tax to replace the
> income tax, but I can think of one big argument against it - my wife.