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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 19, 2014 - 09:46pm PT
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 19, 2014 - 10:03pm PT
Ah so it's a classic Libertarian "my utopian world has never existed and thus my position cannot be proven wrong" position. If you really think that the cost of healthcare is rooted in a discrepancy in tax code then you are horribly, horribly naive on this issue and are "letting your opponents have the last word" not because of our "predictable responses" but because you literally don't know what you're talking about. The ability to deduct non-employer health insurance premiums would correct an unfairness but do comparatively little to make healthcare affordable. More apropos to our actual discussion is the fact that no "innovator" has ever been stymied from making profit off of healthcare because of the lack of a healthcare insurance tax deduction.

HDDJ,

My decision about the last word was for yesterday. I never promised to shut up today. ;-)

I have maintained consistently on this forum for years that our health care finance costs too much because we've disconnected the consumer of health care from the provider of health care. The Tax Code subsidizes third-party pay arrangements. If the Code eliminated the 6% AGI threshold for deducting direct medical payments, then there would be parity. Have I made my position less unclear?

John
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Mar 19, 2014 - 10:11pm PT
What would be your idea to resolve the disconnect between patient and provider that the private insurance industry creates, John E ?
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Mar 19, 2014 - 10:16pm PT
weak, so weak
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 19, 2014 - 10:41pm PT
Coz...Let the big kids play...? I think your diaper change is overdue...
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 19, 2014 - 10:58pm PT
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Some body is missing the points.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 20, 2014 - 12:15am PT
Cozroach...You wear designer underwear.....? Newsflash...that's so wrong....
Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 20, 2014 - 01:57am PT
So being a women is inferior to being a man? Isn't that the idea?
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Mar 20, 2014 - 02:38am PT
What would be your idea to resolve the disconnect between patient and provider that the private insurance industry creates, John E ?

Single payer--obviously, although I doubt John E will agree.

Curt
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Mar 20, 2014 - 07:29am PT
John posted
I have maintained consistently on this forum for years that our health care finance costs too much because we've disconnected the consumer of health care from the provider of health care. The Tax Code subsidizes third-party pay arrangements. If the Code eliminated the 6% AGI threshold for deducting direct medical payments, then there would be parity. Have I made my position less unclear?

No, your position is extremely clear: You think being able to pay cash for tax deductible healthcare would somehow bring costs down to the point that all Americans would be able to afford it. bluering thinks the President is a secret Muslim with a Kenyan birth certificate and Ron believes that if you go into a bar on an average workday and shout "raise your hand if you don't have a job" that you get a better representation of the unemployment rate than Dept. of Labor numbers. All of these ideas have equal merit.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 20, 2014 - 07:58am PT
The only poster I see who needs a Whambulance is Coz. He needs to be rushed to emergency surgery for a Hypocrite-ectomy.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 20, 2014 - 08:09am PT
I think the obama thong is squeezing his style...?
Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 20, 2014 - 12:06pm PT
Survey any women lately regarding your 'just a little girlie' humor Coz?

Cuz that's kinda what they used to say about n' jokes, but there never seemed to be any black people in the room to weigh in.

It's not funny, and certainly not clever, and no, Obama has nothing to do with it.

It's demeaning to half the population, including my mom, sisters, nieces, friends, and colleagues.

Just like n' jokes.

It also says a whole lot about you, it trust me, pal, it's not complimentary.

Maybe you're surfing the post Christie-gate 'manz man' wave - with Glenn "Got Stud?" Beck and Rush "Jis git jiggy wit me" Limbaugh playing the role of the bikini babe booster club.

Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 20, 2014 - 01:00pm PT
Yup, just like n' jokes are just a joke.

Although that depends on the audience, I'd wager.

And, speaking of leg humping, weren't you the guy who demanded a picture of me, demanded that I present my climbing credentials, and called me a troll...AFTER you'd already complimented me on one of my TRs?

Yes, yes I do believe that was you, Coz.
WBraun

climber
Mar 20, 2014 - 01:03pm PT
Just look at these nutcase so called Democrats in this stoopid thread.

They're talking about women panties all while the Obama administration lies all day long about Ukraine and Crimea.

Along with the rest of their lying foreign police all over the world.

They even let the traitor (R)John McCain run loose recruiting the same terrorists that the USA has been fighting against.

Stupid stupid stupid Americans .....
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Mar 20, 2014 - 01:05pm PT
Just look at these nutcase so called Democrats in this stoopid thread.

They're talking about women panties all while the Obama administration lies all day long about Ukraine and Crimea.

Along with the rest of their lying foreign police all over the world.

They even let the traitor (R)John McCain run loose recruiting the same terrorists that the USA has been fighting against.

Stupid stupid stupid Americans .....

Quoted for so much awesomeness
Tvash

climber
Seattle
Mar 20, 2014 - 01:07pm PT
Is there a Ukrainian panties crisis unfolding I don't know about?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Mar 20, 2014 - 01:12pm PT
Just trying to keep you up to date tvash:



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Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Mar 20, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
Admitting that I voted for Obama, and that I'm pro choice, may even start to give you an idea, that I'm pretending to be a right wing nut job.

why just yesterday you were saying southern bigot "libertarian" Rand Paul was your boy

then I pointed "Son of Ron" thinks any private business owner open to the public can reserve service to anyone they want to and for no particular reason

that pissed you off so much you made the mature decision to go after me personally, presumably because you don't know your own ass from second base about Randy Paul

naw, coz, you ain't no "liberal", you are too "factually challenged" to walk in them shoes

now quick, act like a 10 year old and think up some clever personal insult retort......
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 20, 2014 - 01:21pm PT
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/20/3416916/house-no-more-national-parks/

why do republicants hate our national parks so much?

Oh... right... because if we protect it they cannot rape it.

got it.
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