Yes, I do lump. It's easier. But I see all people who believe in religions as enablers of the extremists. When all "normal" religious people start becoming less tolerant of what is done in the name of religion I will stop lumping.
Because the church you belong to is untaxed enables the break off Mormon religions to brainwash and rape young girls and tell the young boys to take a hike. They would not be able to do that if your church was taxed. Because they would also be taxed and would evaporate. Most of those groups are just excuses to be on the government tit while avoiding taxes.
Allow your own church to be taxed and I will stop lumping. Until then, you are fair game. Saying it is awful what is being done in the name of Jesus doesn't cut it.
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Health care a right, not a privilege?
How's the air on your planet?
I think I speak for all veterans when I say we aren't defending a nation of pansies and we see health care as a privilege, something to be earned and valued. Its not a birthright like the care those foreign pansies receive or our Congressmen who serve a term or two in return for a life-time of privilege and entitlement.
In this world, there are few birthrights anymore, other than those provided by your government and your employer. You pay for everything else, including the taxes on your death!
But lets be clear, health care is not a right. You can't have it both ways. This brand of democracy lives and dies with capitalism, so you can't expect its citizens to line up for free health care. That is not trickle-down economics.
If health care were a birth right there would be no sick, or poor.
Birthright thinking is what got us into a war that didn't exist, killed so many people, and wasted untold resources, and for what? To take this country to the brink of a disaster in the name of what? avoiding becoming a nation of pansies?
This nation can't even get on the same page! Half these loons yelling believe 911 is a native conspiracy and the other half believe Muslims have been infiltrating the US for years.
Who's telling them that and why don't they stop?
/rant ...whew! I feel much better already.
I'm part of a Federal health care system that is so good at what it does, chiefly because its been off limits to Wall Street, and the private equity partners couldn't knife the baby. It should stand as a model for satellite facilities across the US.
As for the civilian health care system? Start by cleaning house. Get rid of the waste in the system, including the investors, and you'd hear a giant sucking sound filling the vacuum.
Seriously, the leeches wearing suits are flush.
All Congress has to do is prepare a plan for an influx of civilians into the Federal health care system, starting with its sickest. Only then will health care become a birthright.
But before we can do that, we need to pull the Defense budget for Iraq and make a substantial investment in Veterans Affairs. Update the VA infrastructure and return sagging hospitals to good order.
Give our veterans the best treatment money can buy and you'll be investing in a health care plan for your future. Pay a little now to reap the rewards. More importantly, real healing for this country can begin. I mean what better way to welcome our military back into the community but with top-drawer health care.
We get the veterans off the street before they do any more harm to themselves and when each one has received a clean bill of health, train them for employment in the health care system that is providing their treatment. Learn while you burn. Imagine if they became our next generation of doctors!
I say open the doors to civilians, without prejudice, and base their premiums and co-pays on family earned income.
That is the Public Option and I'm all for it, provided we prioritize with a bullet, the makeover of our Federal health institutions. Iím against a Public Option if it diminishes my VA health care.
If civilians are allowed to flock to Federal hospitals and clinics, to draw on its resources before we fix what is wrong with the VA, the extra workload will kill my healthcare privilege.
But this is what the Suits fear most; those making a quarter-mill each year don't want to compete with the public option because it undermines their ability to siphon money from the civilian health care system. If their consumers turn to government health the money dries up as the greedy consume themselves.
While we're at it, I also want to repeal a congressman's right to a lifetime of entitlement just for serving a term or two in congress. It just doesn't seem fair, that they're getting better treatment than our veterans who sacrificed the best years of their lives in service to a grateful nation.
As for all these loudmouths in the debate, I say get them off their game by asking them direct questions about their own health care experience. Let's see if they're pretenders with talking points or they truly are their brother's keeper.
Taxes have nothing to do with people's beliefs (well, there are some fruitcakes out there).
Of course they do. I believe in the Invisible Pink Unicorn and my religion is taxed. Your religion is Christian and so is untaxed. What is the difference? You purchase land next door and pave it so you have more parking on Sunday. The tar is untaxed and the land is forever gone from the tax rolls. Why can you get away with that? Because what you believe is sanctioned by the government and my religion is not. What you believe in does matter to the tax man.
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