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Spread the wealth? I prefer, "A rising tide lifts all boats." Government spreading the cash around isn't a tide, it's a sinkhole. $1 goes in and maybe $.25 cents comes out. Probably less than that.
It is maddening to me that things were about to go quiet on Benghazi until the AP spying story came out. The morons in the press were happy to call anybody a lunatic and a racist who failed to appreciate the specialness of Obama. Now that Himself has stepped over the line with them, though, it's on like Donkey Kong.
The press has for a long time served us poorly and this episode is just further proof of their obvious bias. Everything was under control for them until Obama stepped on their toes. They didn't really care if other people's toes were being stepped on. Pitiful.
How is it that Toda isn't in this thread?
Somewhere in the dim, dark past I recall reading that in states that repeal helmet laws, head injuries go up. Obviously. But this article also claimed that in states that impose helmet laws, neck injuries go up. You're damned if you do, damned if you don't, I suppose.
Regardless, the human body is not built to survive a sudden stop from even as little as 25 MPH, so it probably doesn't really matter either way.
Sorry, JimHeim, I forget how deliberately literal minded you can be. I should have instead written that I want the employer out of the loop for health insurance. I don't want health insurance to be provided through an employer and therefore lack portability. I want it to be sold like home insurance or life insurance or car insurance.
I don't want us to have what is essentially a prepaid healthcare plan, which is what we have had for some time now and which Obamacare will cement into place.
Problem solved. This would turn what is now really only a prepaid medical plan back in to medical insurance.
I've said this before here; if you libs are just absolutely bent on giving away someone else's money to the "poor", I don't have a problem with the government bestowing everyone with $2500 to get their HSA accounts started. But that's a one-time thing, just to get people started once they reach the age of majority. Anything after that is up to the individual to contribute.
Admittedly, that's dumb, Dusty. I wouldn't do that, ever. But the mere presence of a gun doesn't mean that the child is in danger so long as it is stored properly; i.e., trigger lock, cased and empty. Not exactly conducive to a quick response to an intruder, which is why I would only store my weapon within easy reach of where I am most likely to be in the house.
You didn't, Jim. I suppose I'm guilty of recalling your past position on gun control. Have you changed your position on gun control?
Not gonna disagree with you on this stuff, Jim. The guns should have been properly secured and the people in the households should have had basic gun handling instruction.
All of these are tragedies, but none of them argue for gun control. They argue against carelessness and stupidity.
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