Obama hits new low in key poll

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Registered: 06-07-2011
Obama hits new low in key poll
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Sun, 07-31-2011 - 1:42pm

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Sun, 08-07-2011 - 7:58pm
While the requirement to buy insurance is part of the Affordable Patient Care Act, the rationale for the requirement is the part of the Constitution which delegates to Congress the power to lay and collect taxes. Obama was using his lawyer experience to split hairs, IMHO. The "lying" is doubtless more palatable to those who hate him.

BTW, there is a precedent for the requirement to have insurance. White males of a certain age were once required to have firearms.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 07-09-2011
Sun, 08-07-2011 - 8:06pm

"Wow! We have an expert on China here."

Thank you.

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Registered: 07-09-2011
Sun, 08-07-2011 - 8:10pm

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

"To tax (from the Latin '; "I estimate", which in turn is from '; "I touch") is to impose a financial charge or other levy upon a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a state or the functional equivalent of a state such that failure to pay is punishable by law."

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Sun, 08-07-2011 - 8:23pm

Thanks for the definition, though etymology is probably immaterial at this point.

I'm no big fan of the requirement to buy insurance. It's not a tax but an attempt to even out the tab of health care through private entities--insurance companies. Makes mincemeat of the "socialist" nonsense.

"A 1792 federal law

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 07-09-2011
Sun, 08-07-2011 - 8:32pm

You're welcome.

But before you go, what do you think about cities using building permits as revenue generators? You know, when the actual regulatory costs for the permit are $400 and the city charges the person/company $900 for the permit. Do you consider the $500 a tax?

Figuring out ways to tax people in a convoluted way so as to avoid having to call it a tax is common in government these days.

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 9:32am
"In polling, no specific Republican candidate currently has approval ratings.."
Name recognation, do you think?
"You're proving a theory I have that many conservatives who profess to back the tea party are not quite as willing to slash "their" programs or entitlements. "
Great argument, first i'm told I don't want any regulations, then I say some regulations are necessary, I'm told I'm essentially a hypocrite. Yep, that's the way to debate either way you win. hahaha I'm not an anarchist and most conservative Republicans I know are not. The federal government does play a limited role in protecting, for example, the environment, and so on. The EPA is out of control under Obama and this country is suffering for it. No question about it. NONE.
Entitlments, which ones have I said I don't want cut?
The "Tea Party" is to blame for this downgrade. How do you know the S&P wasn't blaming the political grand standing of the left. The Senate under Reid ignored the budget bills the House passed and sent to them. They haven't passed a budget for how many months? No, the S&P didn't say it was the very people in the House that sent a budget to the Senate that would have cut the budget by 4T, Did they? It's just the spin the Obama administration has put on it to save face. Patheitc.
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Mon, 08-08-2011 - 9:47am

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Registered: 10-25-2006
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 10:18am

From your 8/7 reply to me:

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In mid-June....

"The Wall Street Journal recently declared "after years of housing prices gone wild, China's property bubble is starting to deflate". "

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13802453

First you commend China for their growth rate and the fact that they do not burden business with regulations; then you post a bunch of links showing how China is mandating that developers set fixed prices to control runaway housing prices.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 1:35pm

Mitt Romney ran for office in the last election cycle.

Jabberwocka

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